Archive for the ‘Hypocrisy’ Category

June 14th, 2024 - 9:35 pm § in Hypocrisy, Republicans

GOP candidate’s abortion hypocrisy

Republicans claimed there was voting fraud, so I looked for voting fraud, and found it here (Colorado GOP chairman convicted of voting his ex-wife’s ballot), here (Republican lawyer urged Florida residents to vote in George election), here (3 Pennsylvania Trump supporters charged with voting f[...]

June 11th, 2024 - 2:18 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Taking credit where none is due

Nearly every House Republican voted against Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill (details here). That money is now flowing into projects across America, repairing bridges and roads, funding mass transit and highway safety projects, updating power grids, expanding broadband access. Now, ca[...]

June 9th, 2024 - 4:37 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

How the Allies lost WW2

“We celebrated the 80th anniversary of D-Day. It was a failure,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Sunday, June 9, 2024 (read story here). Needless to say, this remark invited trolling. Prominent D.C. attorney Bradley Moss said, “Please tell me that’s fake.” Sorry, it&[...]

May 30th, 2024 - 10:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Semi Bird takes flight on Trump conviction

Misipati Semi Bird (photo, left) wants to be Washington’s next governor. But the Benton County GOP chair and former school board member (profiled here) won’t be, despite an attention-grabbing name that makes you think of a bird with one wing. First he’d have to defeat popular forme[...]

May 26th, 2024 - 5:35 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

How to sink your own ship

First you point out that you did write a letter to the Transportation Secretary requesting funding for a bridge in your district (page 1 here, page 2 here). Then you remind everybody you voted against the bill containing that funding (more details here). And then you’re an ingrate.   Retu[...]

May 24th, 2024 - 3:01 pm § in Business, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Credentials inflation

Just as bad as sky-high grocery prices, or ridiculous F-150 sticker prices — perhaps worse — is employers demanding degrees for jobs that don’t require them. This forces kids to go to college and rack up student debts they can’t afford which conservatives are adamant must be [...]

May 24th, 2024 - 4:56 am § in Biden, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Stupid ideas department

That could be a running feature of any blog featuring politics, but I’ll start with this. There was a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing last week that degenerated into a circus. Chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the ringmaster, apparently expects committee members to be somethi[...]

May 19th, 2024 - 11:21 pm § in Hypocrisy, Republicans

Sen. Ron Johnson is against mayhem

Ron Johnson (R-WI) is the Wisconsin senator who downplayed the Capitol insurrection and described the rioters as “families with small children … elderly … overweight … tired or frail … pro-police” (see story here). But he’s worried about “mayhem”[...]

May 14th, 2024 - 5:02 pm § in America, Economics, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

GOP veep hopeful wants to eliminate no-fault divorce

Ben Carson (photo, left), a celebrity surgeon turned failed politician (see bio here) and possible 2024 Trump running mate, wants to end no-fault divorce, NBC News reported on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (read story here). “For the sake of families,” he says. His shtick is that if divorcing is eas[...]

May 12th, 2024 - 3:06 pm § in Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine

Thought for the day

Thought for the day: Saying “from river to sea” is declared to be antisemitic and supporting terrorists because it implies Palestinians want all of Palestine, by people who see nothing wrong with Israel taking all of Palestine. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]