Category Archives: Ethics

Christie’s Law Firm Donated to RGA Before They Cleared Him

Chris Christie and his associates are known for being brazen, but this is really tempting fate. via NorthJersey.com Nine days before a team of its top lawyers made public a report clearing Governor Christie in the George Washington Bridge scandal, … Continue reading
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Over Ten Million Enrolled Is The New “Failure”

  With the news of Secretary of Health and Human Services Katherine Sebelius resigning, now that she’s essentially saved the Affordable Care Act from: The relentless onslaught of GOP-led government shutdowns and threats of economic destruction, especially in the weeks … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Corporate Crime, Election 2014, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Healthcare, Republican Party, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Vance McAllister Displays His Family Values

If you’re going to bleat about conservative Christian values, you probably shouldn’t get caught on video cheating on your wife with one of your staff. A local newspaper in Monroe, Louisiana obtained video of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) kissing a … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Religion | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Rand Paul: Tax Cheats Are Heroes

An investigation by the Senate investigations subcommittee has found that Caterpillar Inc. avoided paying at least $2.4 billion in taxes since 2000 by transferring money to a shell corporation in Switzerland. According to libertarian boy-wonder Rand Paul, Caterpillar deserves an … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Rand Paul, Taxes | Tagged | 15 Comments

You All Got Played

Over the weekend many people lost their minds in defense of Suey Park, the creator of the #CancelColbert hashtag, but judging by this it was all for naught. During an interview with The New Yorker, Park admitted that A) she … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Stephen Colbert | Tagged , | 17 Comments

Econ. for Suckers

Artist – Joel Pett In other news, the House Ethics Committee has revealed that it has evidence Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) misused official funds for her campaign to become the House Republican Conference chair. Delivering the Republican State of … Continue reading
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Shocker: Christie Lawyers say Christie is Innocent

Good news for Chris Christie. Lawyers hired by the governor have concluded that he is innocent. From the New York Times: Now, after 70 interviews and at least $1 million in legal fees to be paid by state taxpayers, that … Continue reading
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Darrell Issa is a Distraction From Benghazi

Darrell Issa’s Oversight Committee became lost in the woods after he compromised his own ability to move forward on his IRS witch hunt by cutting off Elijah Cummings and walking out of the interview with Lois Lerner. What better way … Continue reading
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Issa Tells Cummings He Should Know His Place

Last week Democrats on the Oversight Committee gathered and released legal opinion which clearly demonstrated Darrell Issa compromised his own ability to gather information when he abruptly walked out of the committee interview with Lois Lerner. Issa responded to their … Continue reading
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Chris Christie in His Own Words

You don’t have to listen to us or others who say that Chris Christie is not the moderate friend you think he is. You can take it from the man himself. During an interview with David Brody of the Christian … Continue reading
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Mike Huckabee: Lost Causer?

While explaining why he opposes abortion, Fox News host Mike Huckabee referred to the Civil War as the “War of Northern Aggression” to thunderous laughter of course. via TPM He said that the best reason of all for why he … Continue reading
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The Chivalrous Sugar Daddy Mike Huckabee

It wasn’t very long ago that former presidential candidate and Fox News host Mike Huckabee said that women want birth control because they can’t control their “libido” and that they’re looking for a handout from their sugar daddy, the federal … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, War On Women | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Sorry Not Sorry

House Oversight Comittee Chairman Darrell Issa has reportedly offered some form of apology to Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) for cutting him off, but last night on Fox News Issa accused Cummings of throwing a “hissy fit.” Issa also wasn’t contrite … Continue reading
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Paul Ryan Shames Poor Parents, Poor Kids

I was going to say something witty or snarky about this, but frankly this may be the most despicable thing Paul Ryan has ever said. [Ryan] told an anecdote he said was relayed to him by Eloise Anderson, Wisconsin Gov. … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Ethics, Food | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

The Only Anti-American Person in the Room is Pat Toomey

During his speech at CPAC — the GOP’s version of vacation bible school — Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said one of the most distinctly anti-Americans I can think of while accusing Debo Adegbile of being anti-American. “This was always about … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Ethics, Justice, Racism | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Darrell Issa is an Ethics Nightmare and a Coward

Watch House Oversight Chairman Darrell “Witch Hunt” Issa (R-CA) rudely cut off and condescend Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the Oversight Committee. In the video above, Issa cuts Cummings’ microphone off around the one minute mark and … Continue reading
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Rand Paul is Running for President

Here’s the surest sign yet that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is both running for president and is a shameless weasel. Paul is reportedly asking Kentucky lawmakers to file a bill clarifying a state law that prevents candidates from holding or … Continue reading
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Posted in Election 2016, Ethics, Rand Paul | 4 Comments

Money Well Spent

Douchey Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper is putting down nearly a million dollars of his own money — $750,000 to be exact — in an effort to divide the state of California into six territories. The proposal — which would … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Taxes | Tagged , | 9 Comments

The GOP Doesn’t Care About Veterans

Congressional Republicans have been haranguing about veterans benefits for weeks, but when they had an opportunity to do something about it last night they blocked it. Why? Because the veterans benefits bill did not include new Iran sanctions. After numerous … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Ethics, Iran, Senate | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Blue Dog Dilemma

When a red state Democratic or a “Blue Dog” does something I don’t approve of, I don’t always make a stink out of it. Why? Because they’re dealing with people like this. It will take a lot more than a … Continue reading
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Posted in Election 2014, Ethics, Racism | Tagged , | 6 Comments