Open thread: Issues Heath can bring up at Civitas

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With a growing stream of Republican lies being uncovered by Congress almost every day - about everything from Tillman's death to GonzoGate - it's hard to understand the stunning silence of North Carolina Republican leaders. I guess lying to families of dead soldiers will have to be added to the NC Party of Greed platform.

That's the subject I want Heath Shuler to raise when he walks into the lair of the Dark Side. I want him specifically to ask:

How in god's name can the North Carolina Republican Party stand behind a president who has single-handedly destroyed the moral standing of our country and his office in six short years?

Add your questions here for Congressman Shuler. He says he wants to know what ALL the citizens of North Carolina are thinking . . . so don't be shy.


A gift!

Perhaps he can give her a "Welcome to North Carolina" gift package. It could include map, a list of our most important industries, the name of our Governor, etc.

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

More questions for Heath to ask at the Art show?

Heath: Mr Hood why are you so ugly? And stop using that greasy kid stuff on your hair that Elvis use? Who do you think you are? John Edwards of the right!

Heath: Liddy are you really alive or simply dead as your husband Bob? And stop having your phone bank calling me at midnight to remind me to vote. The election is 18 months away you old Hag?

Heath: Rudy are you really sure you want all of your wivies sitting on the front row to cheer for you? And stop telling people you are hero in North Carolina for saving the Battleship North Carolina during 9/11.

Heath: Art! I am no fool you tightwad! I cash the speakers check before coming here. And stop telling people I play for the Atlanta Falcons last year as a backup QB.

Heath: Newt! I have had it with you and Fred Smith being lovers. And stop calling me at the Asheville Starbucks and leaving your cell phone number for me, if I am lonely in DC.

Heath: Bill Graham! There you are! Stop telling people you gave me 10 thousand dollars under the table last year to reduce the gas tax and I spent it all on a jiffy lube job in San Francisco.

Heath: Linda Davis! Since you are the leader of the GOP in this state. I have arranged a trip for you as a congressional observer to Baghdad. Pack you bags babe and hang on to the first camel and Hummer you can find when they bomb your ass. And stop telling people in Moore County that your sissy Republican elected Hairdresser does my hair for nothing.

Heath: Sponge Bob Orr! I have had it with you. Stop telling people you are from Asheville and my first retarded cousin. And stop handing out your pay for nothing up front lawyer calling cards to the Republicans voters unless you win. You have yet to win a case!

Heath: Some of you Republican jerks are wondering who wrote those questions. Well Don Rickels has come out retiredment and he is one piss off senior citizen about your drug medicare payment plan.

How about this.....

Is it uncomfortable to walk around with your heads up your hind ends?

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

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

Heath Could Ask

"How happy are you that I'm legitimizing your rabid partisan group masquerading as a nonpartisan 501(c)3?"

"If I say pro-life, pro-gun, and Jesus enough times, will you like me? Will you really, really like me?"

"When y'all are all attacking me relentlessly in the '08 campaign, spending millions of dollars to lie about me the way you lie about your partisan status, will you please apply some lube first?"

Or, if he wanted to make a real, honest-to-God stink, he could ask:

"How many more men have to die for your mistake in Iraq?"

"How long will you vilify the most vulnerable members of our society - the poor, the disabled, the immigrants?"

Or, if he wanted to lighten the mood, he might ask:

"Is that a stem cell in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

Bad call, Heath.

Scrutiny Hooligans -

This should make all those MoveOn members from Charlotte

feel really good about their efforts to phone bank for Heath instead of Larry.

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

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

Or protesting Robin, or running that great commercial,

did I miss anything?

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Charlotte MoveOn members didn't run the commercial

National did and protesting Robin was seen by what...5 - 10 people and I think made the news only in Cumberland. Plus...Larry isn't slapping them in the face, Heath is.

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

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

Another question Heath should ask

Ask people in attendance to raise their hands if they support Republican efforts to make sure this keeps happening.

And if they do raise their hands, ask them why they're sitting in a cushy hotel ballroom instead of picking sand out of their teeth half way around the world.

Ask them, Heath. And don't leave until you get an answer.

And this one:

The latest "report" from the Puppetshow is shredded by NC Policy Watch today:

While the House budget looks bad and Berger and Stam’s position that cutting taxes on the wealthy is more important than providing services is worse, neither comes close in absurdity to the latest from Raleigh’s leading free market fundamentalist think tank, a document released Tuesday called the “Freedom Budget”

The bizarre proposal not only ends the temporary tax increases, it cuts the state corporate tax rate too. It slashes funding for teacher assistants, dramatically increases tuition at UNC campuses, effectively abolishes Smart Start, ends the program to help poor schools, abolishes the Housing Trust Fund, cuts health care programs for children, you get the idea.

Ask 'em what they've been smoking, Heath.

Ask them if they support hemp

as an alternative crop in NC and as a solution to the biodiesel question. Let's see if they make the same kind of fun of it that the NC Democratic party seems to.

A Poem for Mr. Shuler to Share

As I understand it, Mr. Shuler's purpose for visiting this Civitas gathering is to be able to hear the concerns of all the people, and share the vision of the Democrats, or something bipartisan-y like that. So, in that spirit, I offer this poem, which my mother found as she was sorting through my father's personal papers.

Please note, I have no idea of the provenance of this little ditty; my father was a political and poetical magpie - collecting gems from anywhere and everywhere, and storing them away for occasions such as these.

The elections are over
The results are known
The will of the people
Has clearly been shown.

Let's forget our differences
And show by our deeds
We'll give the government
The backing it needs.

Let's all get together
Let bitterness pass
I'll hug your elephant
And you kiss my ass.

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


I need that. Much appreciated.

Love it Lcloud

Now that would be perfect for Mr. Shuler to read as an appropriate ending to his "crossing the street" speech!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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