Tag Archives: John Boehner

Just Plain Wacko

Artist – David Horsey In other news, both Fort Hood shooters reportedly purchased their guns at the same store, an establishment called Guns Galore. Must be quite a place. Meanwhile, a federal judge has ruled that the state of Ohio … Continue reading
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Posted in Guns, LGBT, Open Thread | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Boehner: States Helping Poor People Are “Cheating”

After House Republicans finally managed to cut food stamps, something they desperately sought for over a year, some states responded by increasing heating assistance for SNAP recipients to counter the loss of SNAP benefits. To you or I that may … Continue reading
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GOP House Won’t Condemn Issa

Not surprisingly, House Republicans, and more specifically Eric Cantor, shielded Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa from condemnation today one day after rudely cutting off Rep. Elijah Cummings during a committee hearing. The Hill has a brief summary of how it … Continue reading
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Do Nothing

Speaker of the House John Boehner says his caucus is prepared to lead except they don’t have any plans to actually lead. Or something. “We’ll lead,” Boehner pledged, “and our members will not shy away from advancing better solutions for … Continue reading
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Tell Us How You Really Feel

“I’ll commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum-wage bill.” -House Republican Conference Chairman John Boehner, April 1996 Have Speaker Boehner’s views evolved since the Clinton administration? Hopefully someone will stick a microphone in his face as soon as … Continue reading
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Tea Party Valentine to House Speaker

Artist — R.J. Matson In related news, what better way to say “I love you” than with a semi-automatic killing machine? And Pope Francis has some relationship advice for all you lovers out there. In short, “Be excellent to each … Continue reading
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Posted in Cartoons, Epic Fail, Open Thread, Republican Party, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Outreach

Artist – Joel Pett Speaker of the House John Boehner says there’s “no way” the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will pass in 2014. We must preserve discrimination to improve our election prospects, of course. Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread, Rand Paul | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boehner: In 2014 We’ll Finally Get Back to Repealing Obamacare

Repealing and replacing Obamacare will be a top priority for Republicans at their upcoming policy retreat according to Speaker John Boehner. “It’s one of the big issues for conversation in terms of our agenda for this year, and I think … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Boehner on WV Spill: We Have Too Much Regulation

We’ve been over the regulatory loopholes that worsened the Freedom Industries chemical spill in West Virginia, but Speaker of the House John Boehner says we actually have too many regulations. “We have enough regulations on the books. What the administration … Continue reading
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Posted in Environment | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Boehner: House Committed to Doing Nothing

The Senate may be on the verge of passing an extension of unemployment insurance, which expired at the end of the year, but Speaker of the House John Boehner says the House will only pass an extension if it also … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Do Something

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, a majority of Senate Republicans will be going home tomorrow while leaving just one senator behind to object to efforts to waive normal procedures for confirming nominees, because Senate Republicans are 5 years … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Open Thread | Tagged , | 2 Comments

A Major Award

Artist – David Horsey In other news, the FDA said today that there is no evidence that anti-bacterial handsoap actually kills bacteria. On the contrary, it may actually increase your risk of spreading germs. So that’s helpful. Suddenly I don’t … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Boehner: The Economy is Improving, We Should Do Something About That

Unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since November of 2008, and according to Speaker of the House John Boehner, now is the time to reverse the trend of an improving economy by implementing elements of the Paul Ryan Path … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Economy, Jobs | Tagged | 9 Comments

Predictions

Artist – Bob Englehart In other news, Speaker of the House John Boehner says that reports of an imminent budget deal, or a farm bill, are premature. “I’ve made it clear that the House is going to leave next Friday,” … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Open Thread | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Frustration

Artist – Mike Smith John Boehner made the fantastical claim today that his House has actually passed 150 bills for job creation. Over 40 of those were attempts to repeal Obamacare. Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Shopping

Artist– Joe Heller Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner’s holiday season should call for a barrel of Merlot and a one-way ticket to retirement. He’s got Tea Party hillbillies fighting it out on the living room floor in Iowa. He recently ‘failed to … Continue reading
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Step-by-Step

Artist – Kevin Siers In other news, Texas state Senator Leticia Van de Putte announced today that she will run for lieutenant governor alongside Wendy Davis. This marks the first time in Texas history that two women have been on … Continue reading
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Crocodile Tears

After weeks of being hammered over the cancellation of shitty, outdated insurance policies, President Obama announced today that insurance companies will be allowed to continue selling shitty, outdated policies until 2014. But now that the president has announced this so-called … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Boehner Sheds a Tear For Your Jobs

Speaker of the House John Boehner said today that a bill that prevents people from being fired from their jobs will actually kill jobs. Or something. via The Hill A spokesman said Boehner (R-Ohio) does not support the Employment Non-Discrimination … Continue reading
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Posted in LGBT | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

That’s All Folks

Artist – David Fitzsimmons Now that the second unnamed victim in the Maryville rape case has come forward, Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has called for a grand jury. Anonymous plans to protest in the town on October 22nd. Meanwhile, … Continue reading
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Posted in Government Shutdown, Open Thread | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments