Oops! The swag-bag at the Republican convention has a copy of Mitt Romney's book No Apology. Just one problem -- it's the original version, the one that boasts about his healthcare bill and muses that it could be a model for the nation. The paperback, that was released after he declared his candidacy cowtows to the crazies and has that part edited out.
Which kinda makes a liar of John Boehner. Meeting with reporters on Monday, he tried to downplay the nixed day of festivities and the interest in the platform. "Have you ever met anybody who's read the party platform?" he asked reporters. "I haven't meet anybody."
Overkill much? The GOP paranoia is palpable in Tampa this week. Take, for instance, the fact that police outnumber protesters by a four-to-one ratio.
Seriously, republican men, SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT PREGNANCY, ABORTION AND FEMALE SEXUALITY. It seems ike every time one of you opens your mouth, you're sticking your foot in it half-way up your calf. If it isn't Todd Akin making proclamations about our magical, mystical ability to detect rape-sperm and "shut that whole thing down" it's Tom Smith, a Senate candidate from Pennsylvania who compared his daughter's out-of-wedlock pregnancy to a pregnancy caused by rape.
Newticles sez that President Obama is the most aggressively pro-abortion president in the history of the country, although he doesn't really offer anything to back up that claim, he just throws it out there and hopes it sticks.
If they weren't busted out with all loss of bennies, justice wasn't served. Three of the Marines involved in the incident where the bodies of Afghan Taliban militiamen were desecrated by being urinated on by American military personnel were "punished administratively" for violations of the UCMJ. Monday's statement, from the Marines' public affairs office in Quantico, Virginia, said the three non-commissioned officers pleaded guilty "under the terms of an agreement" and their names would not be released.
The corporate exodus of ALEC supporters continues apace. Five more major corporations, including Sprint/Nextel, General Electric and Western Union all confirmed to Color of Change that they had joined GM, Walgreens and several dozen other corporations in withdrawing their support for the "bil mill" outfit that has been behind the voter suppression and anti-abortion laws that state legislatures have pushed since taking control in a majority of state houses after the 2010 elections.
Cool! On Tuesday at 4:00 eastern the Curiosity Rover will blast the new Will.i.am song Reach for the Stars to the Martian landscape. If there are any Martians staying out of eyeshot of the cameras, that ought to make them drop their guard and dance.
Pay no attention to the melting icecaps, global warming is a hoax! The National Snow and Ice Data Center reports that over the weekend that this year the melt of arctic sea ice has exceeded the previous record set in 2007, and with several more weeks of summer to go, this years melt will undoubtedly continue, so the winter freeze will start from a larger deficit of ice than it ever has in any previous year.
...and finally, a little midnight-music club from Midnight Oil for you nightowls out there...