Idiot Republican Whiner

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It seems like the end of the year is causing a rash of stupidity inside the Party of Greed, as evidenced by this story in the Washington Post. There's no strong North Carolina tie-in, but it's just too good to let pass.

As you many know, the new Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives is committed to changing business as usual. One specific action they're taking is to actually put in the time it takes to do the people's business.

Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January.

And how do members of the Party of Greed respond? By whining like the spoiled brats that they are:

"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."

I don't know Jack Kingston from Adam, but I know this. He's almost as pathetic as Robin "Flipper" Hayes. (There, I found a North Carolina angle!) Get your ass to work, Kingston, or get another frickin' job.


For Rent! One bedroom with bath! No meals!

I don't know Jack Kingston from Adam,*A

Well I do! Jack is piss since his senior citizen mother thinks he got fired from his job in the recent election and will have to move out of her Sea Island plantion home since he can't afford her rent that she charges him.

I hate it when a grown man won't do what his mother wants.

Oh one other note about Jack. His biggest thrill in his life was that he dated Kim Bassinger on homecoming in high school at Athens High School in Georgia.

She later deny that it happen when Jack was elected to Congress and said he was the Nerd waterboy for the team and got confuse at halftime when tried to water the other team cheerleaders in the nude.

Damn, Max

You know every durn thing about every durn body!


Sing Me the Blues

It's about time they started doing the job we pay them for.

No. It's way *past* time.

Family, Schmamily

OK, GA has a contiguous border with NC, right? At least a little bit, down in the southwest corner? So this guy is kind of our neighbor. So it's sort of related, right? I can't pass this up. This guy only cares about certain kinds of families. His own, and other "traditional, 2-parent, Judeo-christian families", they're families that can rely on him. If they're poor, if the parents are same gender, or if they're a single parent household, they're on their own with this guy. God forbid they need child care subsidy in order to be able to work or go to school. God forbid they need health insurance to take care of their children.

According to Project Vote Smart, Rep Kingston has supported Children's issues (as identified by the Children's Defense Fund) a whopping 0% of the time in 2005.

"The mission of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown."

However, he rates pretty highly voting to support the interests of the Family Research Council. This is their mission statement (and I do mean mission):

The Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society.

Rep. Kingston has voted in line with their views 77% of the time during the same time frame. This is a group that supports conservative religious values and promotes them as pro-family, even when they exclude many families from their definition of family. From their website: Marriage = One man, one woman. That lets out a lot of families I know.

I don't think "whiny" even comes close.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

I loved the WaPo article

I laughed and laughed at the whining Republicans who don't want to have to work for a living. Now, I know that some of them still have professions outside Congress, but maybe they need to approach this the way it should be - as a full-time job. $150,000 plus, plus, plus is nice pay. I wouldn't mind earning it. To this point, they haven't been - or at least many of them haven't been.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


Housing stipend, not much but some.
Travel reimbursement.
Free health care.
and $150K a year.

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Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

pretty sure there's a per diem

as well. Maybe that's NC legislators and I'm just mixed up. That seems to be happening a lot lately.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

or Free Scotch and Golf Trips!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.