Tuesday Twitter roundup

Burning down your house because you don't like the wallpaper:

The last time somebody pulled a treasonous stunt like this, a whole lot of American soldiers died because of it:

Nixon's newly revealed records show for certain that in 1968, as a presidential candidate, he ordered Anna Chennault, his liaison to the South Vietnam government, to persuade them refuse a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson.

According to Hersh, Nixon “was able to get a series of messages to the Thieu government [of South Vietnam] making it clear that a Nixon presidency would have different views on peace negotiations.”

Johnson was livid. He even called the Republican Senate Minority Leader, Everett Dirksen, to complain that “they oughtn’t be doing this. This is treason.”

“I know,” was Dirksen’s feeble reply.

If the roles were reversed, if Senate Democrats had sent a letter to a foreign government George W. Bush was negotiating with in an effort to undermine their talks, all hell would have broken loose. But here Tillis is bragging about it. It's just...Mindbending. I don't know what else to call it.

It will come as no surprise to many reading this that Thom Tillis is (once again) trying to deceive his constituents. The ban is for one particular type of AR-15 ammunition, that has body armor-piercing capabilities, not all types of AR-15 ammunition. There's no danger of the gun nuts running out of bullets to shoot with their finely-machined phallic symbols.

Yeah, I mean, no. I wouldn't describe Art Pope as a lightning rod, I'd describe him more as a broken sewer pipe, slowly but surely contaminating the surrounding waters until the water treatment facilities can no longer purify the drinking water.

If continually slashing their budget is how you show support, I'd hate to see what you would do if you didn't support their mission.

Okay, I'll bite:

And then I'll spit it out...

There's something very special about watching a Tea Party flake throw a temper tantrum...

Yeah, that's not what the article to which you linked says, Rep Lewis. That's like holding up a bible and saying, "Covet your neighbor! Lust after his wife, eat all his food, and then we can build one of those golden calf things to worship!"

Give it a rest, Brent. You don't have to be a jerk 24/7, you know.

Speaking of jerks:

Really, George? Have you totally lost your mind, or is this some sophomoric attempt at revenge because a bunch of people de-friended you on Facebook for being a jackass? You know what, I don't even care. You are so irrelevant the only thing you're good for any more is improving the image of Gene Messick by comparison.

This never gets old: "Craven is right!" ;) Sorry. It was just too tempting to ignore...

And what little hope I was holding out for Moore just got flushed down the terlet...

You people are a joke. You're supposed to be against incentives and tax hikes, but are you complaining about those things? No. 9 times out of 10 your "bad bills" are inevitably sponsored by Democrats and don't have a snowball's chance in hell of even hitting the floor for a vote. Irrelevance made complete.

What about all the other shows that aren't, and the complete lack of feature-length films under contract? That doesn't matter, if you have one little piece of information that can be used to twist the truth.

That's not an achievement, it's an obituary. And just to say it, celebrating a corporate victory over workers is about as un-American as you can get.

On that frustrating note, here's your Onion:

Eh. It's supposed to make me laugh, not want to punch something. Here's another:

:) They need a timeout.



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