Reporters Rank Very Low in Gallup Honesty/Ethics Poll, Slightly Ahead of Congress

Mediaite Americans don’t trust reporters much more than they trust Congress. Surprise surprise: people hate the media and their elected officials. That’s one of the key takeaways froma new Gallup poll on certain professions and how much people associate them with honesty and ethics. And reporters rank very low on the list, slightly above Congress and… More Reporters Rank Very Low in Gallup Honesty/Ethics Poll, Slightly Ahead of Congress

Daily Kos Sunday Talk: Turnabout is fair play

Daily Kos Earlier this year, “hip-hop conservative“Trey Radel joined with most of his GOP colleagues in voting to require mandatory drug testing for food stamp recipients. At the time, he probably couldn’t imagine that he’d be pleading guilty topossession of cocaine this week. After all, drugs and alcohol tend to impair one’s cognitive abilities. Meanwhile, in the (supposedly) higher-functioning chamber of Congress… Harry Reid dropped a nuclear bomb on the Republican minority, forcing them to quit their filibuster addiction cold turkey.… More Daily Kos Sunday Talk: Turnabout is fair play

The torch has been passed to a new generation of Republicans

Sadly… Born in the XXIst century, tempered by nothing, disciplined by a hard and bitter government shutdown, proud of their ancient confederate heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those privileges to which the white majority has always been committed, and to which they are committed today at home and around… More The torch has been passed to a new generation of Republicans

Poll: Republicans’ Handling Of Shutdown Gets Low Marks From 3 Out Of 4 Americans

The Huffington Post Nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Republicans’ handling of the budget crisis, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released Monday. Disapproval of the GOP, which has risen steadily since just before the government shutdown began, is now at 74 percent, up 11 points from late September. A majority of Americans are also discontented… More Poll: Republicans’ Handling Of Shutdown Gets Low Marks From 3 Out Of 4 Americans

Psychiatrists Deeply Concerned For 5% Of Americans Who Approve Of Congress – The Onion

Reading this has just made my day.  The Onion is one of the best satirical websites on the internet… The Onion Noting that the individuals in question may be extremely mentally disturbed or suffering from a serious psychological illness, the nation’s psychiatrists announced Wednesday that they are deeply concerned for the estimated 5 percent of… More Psychiatrists Deeply Concerned For 5% Of Americans Who Approve Of Congress – The Onion

BREAKING: Pentagon ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work despite shutdown

You gotta love U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s “Don’t tread on my military” posture aimed at the GOP in Congress. The Washington Post By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, October 5, 1:58 PM WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.The decision by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon… More BREAKING: Pentagon ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work despite shutdown

Why the U.S. government is shut down: 5 theories from abroad

THE WEEK There’s no doubt that the government shutdown has been an embarrassment for the U.S., with its friends and enemies alike looking on with amusement and/or horror as Congress descends into apocalyptic theatrics over a bill to finance the government for a mere six weeks. The fight is particularly confusing to the U.S.’s allies… More Why the U.S. government is shut down: 5 theories from abroad

8 Things To Know About A Government Shutdown

This article was written about a week ago, but the information is worth the read… NPR – It’s All Politics In  [a few hours], the federal government runs out of money. While the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution Friday that keeps the government funded through Dec. 15, the measure also defunded President Obama’s… More 8 Things To Know About A Government Shutdown

BOEHNER ADVISES AMERICANS TO DELAY GETTING CANCER FOR A YEAR (Satire)

The New Yorker – The Borowitz Report In a special Sunday radio address, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) delivered a health tip to the American people, advising them to delay getting cancer for a year. “We’re involved in a high-stakes fight over our freedom from centralized government control of our lives,” said Mr. Boehner, speaking… More BOEHNER ADVISES AMERICANS TO DELAY GETTING CANCER FOR A YEAR (Satire)

Fox’s Hume Details How Right Wing Media Push GOP To Extremes

Media Matters HUME: I’m not sure they’re calling the shots but make no mistake about it, Bill. These — some of these radio talk show hosts have real influence. They have a huge following, particularly in very conservative areas where they are most popular and where the many members of congress who inhabit those areas… More Fox’s Hume Details How Right Wing Media Push GOP To Extremes