Kentucky Governer, Steve Breshear has vetoed a bill banning tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge. The bridge, which carries traffic on I75 between Kentucky and Ohio, has been a national focal point since President Obama called for its replacement as part of a larger jobs package in 2012. Republicans, lead by Mitch McConnell, have called it pork barrel, but the major economic corridor does need replacing. So will Mitch go against the veto? If so that reinforces the notion that Republicans believe things will be paid for by the magic money tree.
If you haven't heard there's a big standoff going on in Nevada between federal agents and a rancher. The rancher, Cliven Bundy, has been ordered by the courts to pay fines for his cattle grazing on federal land. He has refused, claiming that the land was in his family's name before the federal government owned it. Well fine, I'm going to support that claim. So Cliven, get the hell out of my country! That's right, every bit of land in the continental United States belonged to my ancestors, the American Indians, long before your pale faced family stepped foot here, so leave now! And anyone supporting Bundy (*cough* WINGNUTS!), you too must get off my land. There - problem solved!
And for more of what's going on, check out Dave Neiwert's reporting over at the SPLC.
According to an aide, Rep. Marsha Blackburn is considering running for the White House in 2016. I had to check the calendar, because I thought maybe today was April Fools Day.
The long awaited Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques concludes that harsh interrogation went beyond legal authority. To me that sounds like it is illegal then, so when will we see prosecutions?
And just like the crap of "Sandy Hook was staged by Obama", moronic little followers will echo what Bachmann said and soon it will be the latest in a rapidly growing pile of right wing crapspiracy theories.
Dropbox, the very popular file sharing service, has appoint Condoleezza Rice to their board. Now the tech world is raising flags, particularly over Condi's dirty hands in NSA wiretapping. I use Dropbox pretty heavily and now I believe I will be looking for a new service.
After being caught kissing a staffer, begging his wife and family for forgiveness, announcing his bid for re-election and that he got rid of the staffer and the husband of said staffer saying he is getting a divorce, now the head of the GOP in Louisiana is calling on Rep. Vance McCallister to resign. This is kind of a break from the norm and for a good reason. With states being ordered to recognize same-sex marriages all over the country and the GOP wanting you to believe that same-sex marriage wrecks traditional marriage, proponents now have a face to discredit the myth. No one can name a single "traditional" marriage wrecked by gay marriage, but now we a new case of a "traditional" marriage being wrecked by horny Republicans, and depending on McCallister's wife, there could even be 2.
In February MSNBC told Ed Schultz he couldn't speak at a Democratic fundraiser. Now they are letting Joe Scarborough speak at a Republican fundraiser, and it's not the first time. The DNC is calling it a double standard, and I have to agree. They really should come clean on this for their viewers, which are mostly left-leaning. If not, then perhaps MSNBC is making the transformation to Fox lite, something many of us predicted when Comcast bought them.
Jim DeMint and the Heritage Foundation are out with one of the most ludicrous talking points yet - that the federal government played no part in freeing the slaves. That pretty much goes against their defense of not being racist because "Lincoln was a Republican" and he "freed the slaves".
The National Journal is reporting the several dozen conservative lawmakers in the House are planning on forcing John Boehner out of the Speakership after the elections. Instead of that, why don't you come here to OH-8 and help us force him out of office completely?
The town I live in has 5 Family Dollar stores. One opened last year, less than 2 miles from 2 other stores, and now another one is being built less than 2 miles from that new store and another one. Perhaps this over saturation of the market is why Family Dollar is in trouble now and closing 370 stores. Greed took over and they started competing with themselves.
Jobless claims are now down below 300,000 for the first time since May of 2007. Up next - Fox News will talk about President Obama's inauguration in May of 2007.
A male student went on a rampage at a Pittsburgh area high school this morning, stabbing 20 people. The suspect, a sophomore at the school, was taken into custody and is being questioned by authorities. MSNBC is reporting that currently there are no fatalities, but 3 victims are described as having life threatening injuries.