Tax Day Links

Obama Administration

I finished the tax forms yesterday, which for me is a day earlier than I usually get them done. Yay. Here’s some random links:

Peter Bergen and David Sterman, CNN: U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

If Little Lulu sees this, will she demand an apology from CNN on behalf of conservatives?

Budget Office Lowers Estimate for the Cost of Expanding Health Coverage Obamacare is working, folks. Of course, what Faux News viewers see is a report by the bleeping American Enterprise Institute that Survey shows ObamaCare sending premiums rising at fastest clip in decades. Right now I haven’t had enough coffee even to guess how AEI managed to massage the data to come up with that headline.

For your comedy break: Marsha Blackburn says the GOP led the fight for women’s equality. Sort of the same way the Confederate States of America led the fight to end slavery, perhaps.

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Apr 15, 2014 @10:00 am

    In all fairness to the black-hearted Ms. Blackburn, many Republicans, male and female, supported the ERA, back in the 60’s and 70’s.

    And then, Reagan invited the Dominionist Christian Evangelicals into politics when he started to run for office, and the ERA became DOA for Republicans.

  2. Stephen Stralka  •  Apr 15, 2014 @11:07 am

    Blackburn’s comments sound more like they’re in the “Lincoln was a Republican” category. She could point out, for instance, that the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress when they passed the 19th Amendment.

    Republicans to women and blacks: “We gave you rights, and we can take them away.”

  3. c u n d gulag  •  Apr 15, 2014 @11:11 am

    Ed Kilgore, at WaMo, had a post up earlier, about the anti-tax and Bureau of Land Management fees loon in Nevada, and how “patriotic” that loon and his followers think they are – when in fact, they’re the OPPOSITE of being patriotic.

    I have what may be a very, very crazy idea:
    Why don’t the Democrats suggest that we make every April 15th a National Holiday?

    Call it “Patriot’s Day,” to emphasize that paying your taxes is not just a patriotic duty, but and also a way to honor the patriots who helped build and defend this great patriotic nation, over he last 200+ years.

    And give everyone the day off, for “Patriot’s Day!”

    Crazy, huh?

  4. paradoctor  •  Apr 15, 2014 @7:42 pm

    I second the motion.
    And make Election Day a holiday, too.