Good news: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) will automatically restore voting rights to non-violent felons who've completed their obligations to civil society. Personally I don't think felons should lose any voting rights, even while they're in prison -- the prison term is the price they pay for what they've done, right? -- but this is a good start.
Another day, another right-winger claiming that Comcast and Verizon have a "First Amendment" right to carry whatever networks they want. Sadly, this right-winger is D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one of Mr. Bush's most notoriously unqualified employees. Doesn't even know the difference between a service provider and a bookseller -- and he seems to think our First Amendment right to decide what we want to watch isn't part of the question.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says she's against pay equity laws because "women don't want the decisions made in Washington. They want...to make those decisions for themselves." And in a world where you don't get pay increases just because you deserve them, how does she think women get pay equity? Does she know the meaning of the words "our government"? And I noticed "I didn’t want to be given a job because I was a female" -- she must think it's OK to just change the subject if you're losing the argument.
New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) says he's developed "an almost rhinocerosly thick skin" in re all the nasty things people say to him. Which are all deserved, by the way -- if you're going to be the Single Payer Health Care Guy, you don't also get to be the Takes Pictures of His Cock and Sends Them to Young Female Twitter Followers Guy. And "rhinocerosly" is not a word. I'm old enough to remember when making up words ended campaigns.
New York Times economics writer gives us "The Trouble with Taxing Corporations." Never mind that his proof that it's so much trouble consists of exactly three anecdotes in 33 paragraphs, or that his proposed solutions (the national sales tax? Over my dead body!) are mostly right-wing -- this notion that doing something about corporate taxes might be the right thing to do, but we should give up doing it because it's so hard? I'd dare call that un-American.