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RNC Official: N.M. Governor ‘Dishonored’ Gen. Custer By Meeting With American Indians

A progressive group called on Republican National Committee leader Pat Rogers to step down on Friday after emails showed him telling New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s staff that meeting with a group of American Indians “dishonored” Gen. George Armstrong Custer, the 19th century commander who killed scores of American Indians.

“The state is going to hell,” Rogers, who is a member of the GOP executive committee and is currently in Tampa for the RNC convention, wrote in a June 8 email released by Progress Now New Mexico. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Col. Allen Weh “would not have dishonored Col Custer in this manner,” he wrote.

Martinez is required by law to attend the annual state-tribal leaders summit, according to Progress Now New Mexico, which called for him to step down.

“Such a blatantly racist statement against our native people is offensive from anyone, but to come from a national GOP leader and lobbyist for some of our country’s largest corporations is indefensible,” Progress Now New Mexico’s executive director Pat Davis said in a statement.


There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.
George Armstrong Custer
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_armstrong_custer.html#z1KPGX3YCAJ6QgdG.99

God I hate Republicans, I had native american relatives in New Mexico,
my aunt was married to a Navajo.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Aug 25, 2012, 04:17 PM (9 replies)

A Dark Spot on Earth taken from Space

Here is what the Earth looks like during a solar eclipse. The shadow of the Moon can be seen darkening part of Earth. This shadow moved across the Earth at nearly 2000 kilometers per hour. Only observers near the center of the dark circle see a total solar eclipse - others see a partial eclipse where only part of the Sun appears blocked by the Moon. This spectacular picture of the 1999 August 11 solar eclipse was one of the last ever taken from the Mir space station.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Aug 25, 2012, 02:34 PM (6 replies)

Guardian dumps Joshua Treviño

Citing his failure to disclose a major conflict of interest, The Guardian has dumped Joshua Treviño, nine days after it announced it had hired him as a columnist.

The announcement came as outrage from Guardian readers continued to grow over his history of incitement and hate speech directed against Palestinian solidarity activists, Muslims and others.

In a joint statement with Treviño, The Guardian said:

Joshua Treviño wrote a piece for the Guardian on February 28, 2011 titled “Peter King has hearings, but is he listening?” The Guardian recently learned that shortly before writing this article the author was a consultant for an agency that had Malaysian business interests and that he ran a website called Malaysia Matters. In keeping with the Guardian’s editorial code this should have been disclosed.

“Under our guidelines, the relationship between Joshua and the agency should have been disclosed before the piece was published in order to give full clarity to our readers,” said Janine Gibson, editor-in-chief, Guardian US.”


Joshua Treviño is a American. [citation needed] Formerly a consultant and conservative political commentator and United States Army officer. He is Vice President for Communications at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is a former George W. Bush Administration speech writer[1] and was listed as a 2006 Lincoln Fellow with the Claremont Institute.[2]

Before joining the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Treviño was founder and president of Treviño Strategies and Media in Sacramento, California, where he worked on national and international media campaigns, and served as communication manager for California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore’s 2010 campaign for the United States Senate. Prior to his current role, Treviño was an associate in Booz Allen Hamilton's international health business. He has held positions in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services as an international communications coordinator and speechwriter.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Aug 25, 2012, 12:37 PM (1 replies)

Mormon owned Utah TV station won't air NBC gay sitcom 'New Normal'

NBC’s "The New Normal" won’t air on KSL this fall. The prospect of two gay men having a baby proved too much for the LDS Church-owned station.

"From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another," said Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International. "The dialogue might be excessively rude and crude. The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive."

This marks the second consecutive year KSL is refusing to carry an NBC show. A year ago, then-KSL CEO Mark Willes said the station wouldn’t air "The Playboy Club" because the KSL brand "is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand."


Tithing helps pay for ownership of this station.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:34 AM (3 replies)

Lawmaker who thinks gays a threat to children crashes boat into children

A homophobic Maryland lawmaker has admitted to being drunk when he accidentally crashed his boat into a boat full of children.

Maryland delegate Don H. Dwyer Jr was drinking with another man on his boat on the Magothy River in Pasadena around 7pm when his boat struck a smaller vessel with five children on board.Four of the children were injured with one, a five year old girl, taken by helicopter to Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Two adults on the boat were unharmed.The smash was so severe that Dwyer’s boat sunk in the river.Dwyer later admitted to having a blood alcohol level of 0.2 – twice the legal limit.

Dwyer, a Tea Party Republican, has in the past suggested that homosexuals were a threat to children and that same-sex marriage would lead to homosexuality being taught in schools.

Dwyer has previously attempted to ban same-sex marriage in Maryland by attaching an amendment to a bill on marriage license fees and sought the sacking or impeachment of public officials who have made decisions that were supportive of same-sex couples having the right to marry.

Earlier this year Dwyer supported a ballot measure to strip lawmakers of their office when found guilty of serious crimes which Maryland voters will decide on in November.

If Dwyer is found to have committed an offense and the ballot initiative is successful he may find himself out of office under the law.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:34 AM (34 replies)

Doesn't look like Hanes or Fruit of the loom

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Aug 25, 2012, 04:55 AM (123 replies)

Romney: At least the press won't be talking about Akin before the convention

This guy is really stupid and an ill timing derp
What was he thinking? Now it brings up his tax returns,
and strategic thinking and planning skills which are very lacking
Anyway from the WP.

Romney’s birther joke and the closed information loop

Well, at least the political press won’t be talking about Todd Akin during the weekend leading into the Republican National Convention. Mitt Romney today, showing off his less-than-world-class sense of humor: “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate.”

Just approaching this from the point of view of campaign strategy: Yikes! This can’t possibly be any good for him. I mean, where to start? First of all, it’s certain to put the Romney campaign on the defensive over the weekend. The national press is pretty clear that birther nonsense is out of bounds; make up stuff about welfare and you’ll get burned by MSNBC hosts, the liberal blogosphere and the fact-checkers, which have a combined audience of approximately zero undecided voters — but make birther jokes, and you’re going to get the (negative) attention of the national press.

But that’s not all! Romney has been arguing that he’s the one running a policy-oriented campaign while Barack Obama has been making personal attacks; birther jokes completely undermine that. The Republican National Convention, we’re told, is going to be all about introducing a very likeable Mitt Romney. Spending the weekend before it talking about his birther joke is hardly going to be helpful to that.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 24, 2012, 03:39 PM (3 replies)

Fox Nation: Failed Baseball player headlines Obama's Fundraiser

Picture of the failed baseball player.

On Wednesday, the Obama campaign organized a fundraiser headlined by basketball superstars Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Carmelo Anthony to boost the president's fundraising efforts.

Rather, supporters who donated for a chance to attend the so-called "Obama Classic" thought they were going to a fundraiser being attended by current and former NBA stars. According to Fox Nation and the Free Beacon, they were in fact hanging out with "failed baseball player Michael Jordan and noted anti-police activist Carmelo Anthony."

Of course, calling Jordan a failed baseball player is like calling Fox a news organization. It's true in the most technical sense, but obscures the accomplishments they are really known for, like "greatest basketball player of all time" and "mouthpiece for the political right."

Let's see if we can apply the Fox Nation/Free Beacon standard to bring a new perspective on other famous personages…
Noted loofah fetishist and Thai sex show enthusiast Bill O'Reilly opened his show with a visit from one-time enemy combatant Geraldo Rivera…

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 24, 2012, 11:25 AM (5 replies)

People Stay Homeless Because the Shelters Are So Damn Nice

Michael Bloomberg, man of the people, has an explanation for why the number of homeless people in New York City's shelters has jumped 18 percent so far this year: Hoi polloi have just never seen amenities like these. "We have made our shelter system so much better that, unfortunately, when people are in it — or fortunately, depending on what your objective is — it is a much more pleasurable experience than they ever had before," he said yesterday. "When we came into office, the shelter system was an abomination. People were driven around all night. The kids slept on benches. None of that happens again," — none! — "so there's less pressure on people to move out today." Oh, and maybe the economy a little bit, too, he noted.

More than 18,000 children, and more than 43,000 people overall, were living in shelters as of two weeks ago, numbers requiring the opening of nine new shelters in the last two months, the Times reports. All of them will presumably come with Whirlpools and complimentary eggs Benedict in bed, according to Bloomberg's billionaire logic.

But the mayor, despite his out-of-touch bumblings, likely knows full well what's going on, even beyond the glossed-over crummy economy:

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 24, 2012, 11:09 AM (6 replies)

RIP Jerry Nelson you will be always loved and missed


Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 24, 2012, 10:24 AM (7 replies)
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