Fo’ reals…

For years, I’ve suffered from the misinformation that if the President of the United States had reservations concerning a bill delivered to him from the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, then said president had the

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Good Christ Almighty!

Hey Joe Paterno… time to hit the road.  UPDATE:  Looks like JoePa is out.

I dunno what exactly has and hasn’t happened up there in State College, Pennsylvania, but I can say with much clarity that I’m not buying what the Penn State brass is selling.

Not. One. Bit.

The reason is very simple.

When defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky resigned from his position on the Penn State football team, he was a mere 55 years old.  Sandusky said he wanted to work with disadvantaged children through his Second Mile foundation.  Sandusky had long been rumored to be JoePa’s heir apparent, an event seemingly likely given Sandusky’s being the brains behind Linebacker U and his 10 All-American linebackers.

Fifty-five. Years. Old.

That’s the age when coaches who are going to champs start on their way and this is why I don’t believe what PSU President Graham Spanier is alleging. And another thing, who ever heard of him before last Friday?  Joe Paterno is the King of Pennsylvania.

Following his departure, as near as I can determine, nobody offered Sandusky a head coaching job ( I could be incorrect about this, but I haven’t found anything substantive to assert he was offered coaching jobs).

I suspect that the 2002 incident involving Sandusky and Victim 2, as witnessed by former PSU quarterback, then-graduate assistant coach and current wide receivers Coach Mike McQueary (AND WHY-IN-THE-HELL DIDN’T HE INTERVENE?) wasn’t the first time anyone caught Sandusky giving in to criminal conduct.

My spidey-sense tells me Sandusky was asked to resign and that there’d be no trouble…

We’ve seen this movie way too many times.

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Haven’t seen this in my local rag yet!!!

Y’know, it’s not easy being from South Carolina.  It seems as if every time there’s a mention of The Palmetto State in the national media, it’s because of garden-variety rank stupidity… or drunk-driving fatalities… or domestic violence… or underfunded public schools… or, oh I could go on and on.

Today, the reason is of the super-dumb variety.

Get a load of these two Myrtle Beach Teabagging geniuses and and what they’ve been charged with by the Grand Strand’s one and only Horry County Sheriff’s Department.

Having had the wildly entertaining opportunity to retrieve college pals from the Horry County Jail whilst in college, all I have to say about this is:  Enjoy the powdered eggs, fellas– I’ve heard they’re without peer!

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That guy in Iowa was only partially right…

… Newt has become an embarrassment to the entire species of mankind.

Paraphrasing a Gladys Knight and The Pips’ hit from many years ago,  He should be leaving on the midnight train to Georgia!

Newt Gingrich continues to walk back his Sunday “Meet The Press” appearance quotes condemning GOP Rep. Paul Ryan’s plans for Medicare as “right-wing social engineering”.  Here’s a link to the transcript of the now notorious episode.

During a Tuesday appearance with FOX News’ Greta van Susteren, Newt detailed his personal apology to Ryan and did his darnedest to ban Democrats from using his words against him and other Republicans in the coming general election:

I don’t know why my friends waste their time on reality television… this is sooooooooooo much more entertaining.  The Newt is doing a terrific job reminding Republicans why they were so excited to see him leave Washington, DC in disgrace so many years ago.

The Democrats don’t need to worry about using him in any ads.

Speaking of embarrassments, the the idiot governor of South Carolina (really, it’s been so long since we’ve had any other kind) Nikki Haley decided it was a good idea to join in on the Gingrich beat down.

I, for one, seriously doubt she’s even read the Ryan budget proposal and wonder how long it will take for this media moment to become no longer useful and set on the curb.

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You shall reap what you sow, S’MORE!!!

Holy smokes, I didn’t even have to wait until Wednesday!

Tonight, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, along with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), spoke and signed copies of his books at a Minneapolis fundraiser for the Minnesota Family Council.

Never heard of them?

Well, the group is the Minnesota version of those conservative Christian organizations that spend most of their money trying to ban gay marriage in the states and whose president has asserted that gay teens who commit suicide bring it upon themselves.

I mean, what would Jesus think if The Newt didn’t hate on the homos?

Anyhoo… some Twin Cities-based gay-friendlies decided to sprinkle a little fairy dust on Newt and his frozen-faced third wife and urge them to change their minds about homosexuality:

Here it is from another angle:

What a day!

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You shall reap what you sow…

UPDATED BELOW

It looks like the so-called “liberal media” is the least worrisome aspect Newt Gingrich’s Paul Ryan problem as he hit the Iowa hustings yesterday for a 17 stops swing as a declared candidate for the GOP presidential nomination:

And this happened on the first day of the Iowa tour.  I can hardly wait to see how many other shoes those angry teabaggers are prepared to drop on ole Newt.  I wonder if Gingrich has realized that all his tricks from the early 1990s won’t work with this crowd.

The truly hilarious part about all this is that Newt is the one who is correct, not Paul Ryan or his super-angry-all-the-flippin’-time-Randian-band-of-teabagging-supporters.

Good times.

UPDATE 3:00 pm :

Well now, this half-assed denial certainly didn’t take long… or this whopper either.  I can hardly wait until tomorrow.

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My parents voted for this moron.

Fortunately for me, I live in a different district.

Last Friday at the South Carolina Republican Party gathering in Greenville, SC, US Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) said something on federal government subsidies to the oil companies that didn’t make a whole lot of sense as anything except as an evasion:

FANG: Government’s obviously spending billions every year in oil subsidies and it was just found out this week that in the first quarter, the big oil companies, Exxon, Chevron, whatever, made thirty five billion. And they’re still getting taxpayer money. What do you think of that? Is that fair?

SCOTT: Well, A) I have not seen the report so I can’t tell you whether it’s fair or not. I think everybody — fair is a relative word.

I guess an extension of Scott’s reasoning could be that segregation in the American South was a “relative” inconvenience for a certain demographic group.

Relatively speaking, of course…

h/t:  www.thinkprogress.org

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