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Kicking off this week with a good news story…
My hero of the week is eight-year-old Peighton Jones from Topeka, Kansas. Every Saturday afternoon, with her red wagon in tow, Peighton walks her neighborhood collecting food for local food banks and shelters. It all started when she was with her mom at a grocery store and saw a woman with a little girl in front of them who could not pay for all their groceries. Last year, Peighton collected 450 cans of food. This year it’s 750 and her goal for next year is over a thousand.
“It makes you feel very good because you know that you’re going to help somebody out,” Peighton explains.
Be still my heart. A future liberal is born…
While at the other end of the spectrum...
Hey – let’s give corporations that send American jobs overseas a tax break for doing so. Show of hands… What? You don’t think that’s a good idea? Then you might be surprised to know that as things now stand that’s exactly what’s going on.
This week the president called for a repeal of that tax loophole and Democrats introduced a bill that does just that and also provides incentives to companies that keep jobs in the
Predictably, 100% of the Republicans once again stood with Wall Street to block this legislation. U.S.
Now why would the GOP dump on Americans like that? Follow the money…
The Chamber of Commerce receives millions of dollars from big business interests which they then donate to the GOP for attack ads against the very same Democrats trying to save our jobs. So when the COC says “jump," the GOP says “how high?”
Once again we find the Republicans the deserving recipients of our “Steaming Pile Of Shit” Award.
It takes a woman...
In this case, federal appeals court Judge Virginia A. Phillips, to have the balls to do what’s right.
After hearing a case brought by the pro-gay Log Cabin Republicans (I know. It sounds weird to me, too.), Phillips issued a worldwide injunction this week stopping the enforcement of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning gays from serving their country.
President Obama, who repeatedly pledged on the campaign trail to make the repeal of DADT a priority, has been dragging his feet on the issue since he took office. So here was his perfect opportunity to hide behind a woman’s robe and just let the ruling stand, but instead his Department of Justice has decided to appeal it and is asking the judge to issue a stay until the appeal can be heard.
Her decision will come on Monday. Here’s hoping Judge Phillips tells them exactly where they can stick their request.
Brett Favre is having a bad week...
First it was revealed that in 2008 the footballer sent a text photo of his penis to a gal he was trying to impress. Because yeah – that’s what every woman yearns for from a man, a photo of his cock. A chocolate replica maybe, but a photo? Seriously, Brett, you’re one messed up dude.
Even God thinks you’re a douche as evidenced by the football that hit you squarely in the groin as you were minding your own business on the sidelines. Oh, you thought that was an accident? You think He didn’t also see that craptastic ball you threw that gave the Jets the game last Monday?
Poor, dumb bastard. You must wonder how this all happened. One day you’re at the top of your game, the world’s oyster, and the next you’re sitting on the ocean floor covered in BP oil. Pride cometh before the fall, my friend.
Maybe the Tea Party will welcome you.
And speaking of the Tea Party…
Christine O’Donnell, the gift that keeps on giving, courtesy of the Bill Maher Show. In this fun episode she takes on Eddie Izzard on why she never, ever tells a lie.
This week even Meghan McCain admitted that O’Donnell scared her.
And now it’s your turn. Sound off…