Scandalicious

Hothead congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) has been indicted on federal charges of tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, perjury, and hiring undocumented workers in connection with a restaurant he used to own in NYC called Healthalicious.  Grimm used to be an FBI agent, so at some point he switched sides, perhaps after noticing how much more money there was in being a bad guy.

House leadership is meeting to figure out what to do with him.  May I suggest they throw him off the f***ing balcony?  Better yet, they could invite reporter Michael Scotto to execute the toss.

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Quote of the Day

“The darkest secret in the big money world of the Republican coastal elite is that the most palatable alternative to a nominee such as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas or Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky would be [Hillary] Clinton, a familiar face on Wall Street following her tenure as a New York senator with relatively moderate views on taxation and financial regulation.”

If Hillary in the WH is good for the Hamptons oceanfront crowd, why would those of us in the Holiday Inn crowd want her?  Bill Clinton’s deregulation policies bear as much blame for the financial meltdown as do Bush 43’s.

Where Do They Find These People?

One of SC Senator Lindsey “Butters” Graham’s primary opponents is a pastor named Det Bowers who says that women are to blame for 95% of divorces because, even though the husbands may be guilty of adultery, the wives are guilty of “abominable idolatry.”  You may be wondering WTF abominable idolatry is.  Turns out it has nothing to do with golden calves, it’s about the wives loving their children too much.

Two things:  First, under what rocks does the GOP find these people to run for office?  Second, he actually does have a point — a teeny, tiny point — because most men really are such big babies.

Quote of the Day

“I don’t think I’ve been abandoned. I think maybe they misunderstood me a little bit.  But I think Fox and I, I think, Hannity and I are just right on. I have no doubt that he would support me if he understood really what’s in my heart. And I think he does understand me.”

Cliven Bundy

Now persona non grata (non Greta?) at Fox News, Bundy has moved to CNN, which apparently has stopped getting ratings on the Malaysian airliner.

Top Republican Plays (?) Dumb

In an interview with CNN, RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer says he doesn’t understand why on earth Cliven Bundy has been tied to the GOP.  He finds this linkage just “ridiculous.”  Really, where could it possibly be coming from?

Is it possible Spicer doesn’t watch his house propaganda organ Fox News?  Or doesn’t keep an eye — and ear — on Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Rick Perry and Dean Heller, to name just a few.  That he doesn’t follow conservative publications and web sites and talk radio?