Tagged: Mary Fallin

One more time

Re a federal government shutdown: the Tea Party House simply delayed its pander party, which will resume in December. The early negative reviews of the Cecile Richard’s roast certainly weren’t encouraging to its cause.

Republicans continue to put Americans at risk with these manufactured pseudo-crises.

“The Incompetent Executioner,” starring Mary Fallin. Next on FX.

Mr Putin provided military support for rebels in Ukraine, a conflict which has ended in stalemate. Now he’s trying his hand at fighting rebels in Syria.

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Americans have always had a contradictory relationship with citizenship. The body politic was originally formed by denying citizenship to Native Americans and enslaved people. Americans assume as a point of pride that everyone in the world wants to be a US citizen while at the same time disparaging those seeking citizenship. When the American right wing comes under criticism, its knee-jerk response is “if you don’t like it here, you can go to [X].”

Emily Blunt should brush off any and all pathological discontent directed at her like cat hair on a dark sweater.

Dead things

Jack Burkman, head of the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm J.M. Burkman & Assoc. who is seeking to ban gays from the NFL, says he intends to build a national coalition to boycott any football franchise that picks openly gay football player Michael Sam in the NFL Draft, which starts Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

In a release issued Thursday, Burkman said he would “leverage his political clout” to ensure that the franchise that selects the 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive end from Missouri would get “roughed up financially.”

“We shall exercise our First Amendment rights and shall not stop until the drafting NFL franchise cannot sell a single ticket, jersey or autographed football,” said Burkman. “In short, we shall be relentless.”

Mr Burkman and his band of Christian extremists don’t understand that the NFL is bigger than God.

Governor Fallin’s rush to kill might have ended up killing the death penalty in the USA for good. Well played.

The only thing missing from this victory lap in Crimea was Putin and Snowden riding in on elephants.

Nothing but the sky

The Governor of Oklahoma and her death chamber apparatchiks are the modern face of barbarism; political and technological (chemicals, tasers).

The level of bloodlust among a segment of US citizens can’t be underestimated. These citizens don’t understand that executions are bound by procedural rules, not vigilante ethics.

Life is cheap in Qatar.

Facts are a distraction from Benghazi.