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Demoralized Republicans descend on a convention city threatened by actual and political storms

Demoralized Republicans descend on a convention city threatened by actual and political storms

Election battle-weary Republicans descended on Tampa, Florida, over the weekend, bringing with them a tsunami of emotions from a primary race that left many exhausted and few satisfied with the…

Sex, booze, drugs and the naked truth about members of Congress

Sex, booze, drugs and the naked truth about members of Congress

It’s no secret that members of Congress get drunk, screw around and do stupid things. They always have and they always will. Power is a natural aphrodisiac. “Washington is basically…

Living large and wild on taxpayer-funded Congressional junkets

Living large and wild on taxpayer-funded Congressional junkets

A report about a drunken night in Israel where several Republican members of Congress, including at least one wife and one daughter along with several staff members, consumed way too…

Dirtiest campaign of all time? Not by a long shot

Dirtiest campaign of all time?  Not by a long shot

At some point in every Presidential campaign, someone starts wringing their hands and declares the political rhetoric “toxic” and concludes that this is “the dirtiest campaign in history.” Which, of…

Lies, damn lies and Presidential politics

Lies, damn lies and Presidential politics

Here’s a newsflash for you: President Barack Obama’s campaign is run by double-dealing, lying scumbaags. Nah, strike that. It’s not news when a Presidential campaign lies. Presumed GOP candidate Mitt…

We know the American political system is broke, but does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

We know the American political system is broke, but does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

My maternal granddaddy was a Southwestern Virginia mountain man, raised in the Blue Ridge.  The only time he ever left his beloved mountains was to fight in World War I.…

Mitt Romney: Empty suit, empty mind

Mitt Romney: Empty suit, empty mind

Every day, some right-winger bombards the offices of Capitol Hill Blue with the outlandish claim that Mitt Romney is somehow qualified to be President because he is a good businessman.…

Cars don’t kill people but drivers with guns can try

Cars don’t kill people but drivers with guns can try

Whenever some fruitcake with a cache of guns opens fire and takes out innocents, the gun nuts trot out the tied old argument that more people die in car accidents…

Time to bring back the Brady Law? Maybe that…and more

Time to bring back the Brady Law?  Maybe that…and more

“If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” That’s a common argument of the National Rifle Association, the massive lobbying group that keeps Republicans and Democrats cowering in fear,…

Michele Bachmann: Suffering from diarrhea of the mouth

Michele Bachmann: Suffering from diarrhea of the mouth

Shoot-from-the-lip Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann‘s mouth has purged verbal diarrhea once again and this time her outrageous comments brought attacks from Republicans as well as Democrats. Her latest slip of…