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Bad News, Poors!  Paul Ryan Wants to Take Away Free Lunch at Schools! So you will be free to once again lurve your children.  Speaking at CPAC he opined: He then told an anecdote he said was relayed to him by Eloise Anderson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) Department of Children and Families secretary. “She once met a young boy from a very… marindenver 03/06/14 9 03/09/14
New Southern Strategery:  Let the Poor get Poorer While the Rich get Richer Discouraging piece in the Washington Post today about the increase in poverty in southern and western states as measured by the percentage of school kids qualifying for free or reduced price lunches.  This graphic compares 2000 to 2011: In 2000 only four states reported that a majority of their public… marindenver 10/18/13 3 10/19/13
Today in Obama Betrayals . . . Wait, what?  He did?  Yes, he did!  Obama nominated Janet Yellen to chair the U.S. Federal Reserve.  Going to be a tough job going forward but she is seemingly a tough lady.  And speaking of tough - the Prez trash talked the Rethugs for an hour today in his presser. … marindenver 10/08/13 14 10/10/13
Cast Your Vote for Worst Hyperbolic Comparison Right Here at RUMPROAST!   In the last few days some absurdly over the top and hilarious (or disgusting depending on your point of view) comparisons have been made.  Here’s a straw poll to decide which one is the most craptastic: 1.  Aptly named Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) compares efforts by himself and other… marindenver 09/24/13 11 09/25/13
Animal Rescue Bleg of a Different Kind The picture above is of Baloo, Leo and ShereKhan, a lion,  bear and tiger all living together at the Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, GA and they are BFFs!!  The reason this is a “rescue” ask is that their sanctuary is having to raise money to build a… marindenver 09/23/13 3 09/26/13
Earth to Lindsey Graham! In the world of Lindsey Graham and his band of Boom! Boom! Bomb Iran! knuckleheads this happened: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday he’s working on legislation that would give the president the green light to attack Iran if negotiations over the country’s alleged nuclear weapons program stall. In the… marindenver 09/18/13 7 09/19/13
Republicans Defund SNAP.  Next Up:  Work Houses Wow, the Republicans really went there.  In a 216-208 vote the House approved the Farm Bill.  With no food stamps support.  Yes, the Rethugs stripped out the funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Dems didn’t make it easy for them - by all accounts it was an… marindenver 07/11/13 6 07/11/13
Senator McCain - You Seriously Think That Letter’s a Good Idea?? via Wow, Uncle Grumps McCain seems to be morphing into yr creepy step-uncle who ya don’t really want to hug if you can avoid it.  For background, the DOJ, after investigating charges that colleges and universities were pretty much ignoring or down playing charges of sexual assault and harassment on… marindenver 07/03/13 7 07/05/13
Immigration Reform and The Great Fence Immigration reform has languished over the demands of the likes of Sen. John Cornyn-R YouGuessedItTexas that the border be 90% absolutetalamentaly seeecured before any meaningful reform could take place.  But now!  A couple of, yes, Republican senators, Bob Corker, R-TN & John Hoeven, R-ND have come up with a great… marindenver 06/20/13 4 06/23/13
R.I.P. Tony Soprano/James Gandolfini James Gandolfini, the actor who created gangster Tony Soprano, died today. James and Tony were practically joined at the hip.  Nobody could have brought the complex character of Tony Soprano to the screen as well as incredible actor James Gandolfini did.  I was totally addicted to The Sopranos while it… marindenver 06/20/13 4 06/24/13
Oregon Medicaid Study Proves Obamacare is Useless!!11!!1 Because it is not improving blood pressure or cholesterol!!! Wait, what?  What’s going on here? So, a couple of years back Oregon had money to provide Medicaid to 10,000 people but unfortunately there were many more who needed it.  So they held a lottery and then had the idea of… marindenver 05/02/13 10 05/03/13
The Commander in Chief Does Not Get a Mulligan Charlie Pierce has a great piece up detailing the efforts of the right to use the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library as an occasion to give Dubya a mulligan on 9/11 by repeating the mantra that “he kept us safe” afterwards. Thus do we confront what we… marindenver 04/24/13 3 04/27/13
Priebus back in line after short detour along Sanity Boulevard So a couple of weeks ago Reince Priebus rolls out, in their words, “the most comprehensive post-election review” evah! of of a political loss, namely the thumping they got last November, and announces that a kinder, gentler Republican Party must emerge to win voters back. Priebus noted that the party’s… marindenver 04/03/13 5 04/04/13
Secret Plot by Gingrich and Santorum Almost Derailed Romney’s Candidacy? Really this is one of those stories where you don’t know whether to laugh or cry ROTFLMAO. According to Joshua Green at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, heading into the Michigan primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who at that point still had some sort of chance in the race, hatched a plot… marindenver 03/22/13 12 03/23/13
Today in CPAC - UPDATED The crazy was on at CPAC today.  Some of the more bizarre doings for your reading, ah, pleasure, I guess: Because the Tea Party is so totally not racist, the Tea Party Patriots group put on a session called “Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being… marindenver 03/15/13 3 03/16/13
NotSerious Paul Ryan Still NotSerious Where’s a laughing Biden when you need one? Paul Ryan, the very, very serious thinker of the Republican Party, the numbers guy who puts together oh-so-serious budgets designed to throw the Olds and the Poors off their Medicare and Medicaids becauz that’s what serious people do, went on Fox News… marindenver 03/10/13 8 03/11/13
Marsha Blackburn:  Not Just a Crazy Person But a Terrible Crazy Person Marsha Blackburn has been giving off the high quality crazy for some time now, minimizing the need for federal emergency assistance with yawnstorms like Katrina; refusing to admit that Romneycare *existed*; arguing against gun control because hammers and hatchets are out there too (!); consorting with Xtianist power seekers and… marindenver 03/05/13 8 03/06/13
Bob Woodward’s Hacktacular Sequester Fail Piece In an opinion piece yesterday for, who else, the Washington Post, Bob Woodward managed to come off as manipulative, petty and totally off the mark. Titled “Obama’s sequester deal-changer” he rambles on about just who was responsible for the sequester thingamajig anyway: Misunderstanding, misstatements and all the classic contortions of… marindenver 02/23/13 5 02/26/13
You Won’t Have Hottie McAwesome to Kick Around Anymore That’s right, Scott Brown will not run in the special election to replace John Kerry in the Senate. Despite the fact that he remains popular in Massachusetts, the highly negative tone of his campaign against my hero Elizabeth Warren probably hurt him.  There are also speculations that he might be… marindenver 02/01/13 7 02/02/13
Oh, Won’t Someone Please Think of the Insurance Companies! Alternatively I could have started with something along the lines of “First they came for the insurance companies and I said nothing because I’m not an insurance company.” So, yes, some kook in Idaho has actually compared insurance companies to victims of the holocaust because Nobama is going to load… marindenver 01/31/13 8 02/12/13
Palin’s 15 Minutes Finally Up News Flash! We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging to report that FauxNews has dropped Klondike Barbie’s contract!  Yes, she has become too whiny, resentful and uninteresting even for Fox viewers! What will she do now?  Well, according to a source *close to Palin*  “She remains focused on broadening her message… marindenver 01/25/13 19 01/27/13
What Bamz Said It’s going to take a little bit to digest everything that PRESIDENT (to Rethugs, you know who you are) Obama touched on in his amazing second inaugural address.  Here is video if you didn’t hear it: Here’s a transcript if you want to dig in more deeply. The biggest takeaways… marindenver 01/21/13 6 01/23/13
Disgraced Con Man Edwin Meese Blorts About Impeaching Obama for Dreaded Gun Exec Orders This is what bloviating looks like: So Edwin Meese, Saint Ronnie’s AG, who was involved in not one but two scandals during St. Ronnie’s administration of unprecedented lawlessness among his advisers, thinks Prez Obama should be impeached because he wants to issue a few executive orders regarding srsly implementing background… marindenver 01/16/13 10 01/17/13
Krugthulu Has Only Appropriate Response to Noonan’s Gibberesh He laughs at her.  Watch for yourself. Got pirates anyone? via marindenver 01/14/13 12 01/16/13
If It’s Debt Ceiling Time It Must be Time to Bring On The Coin Again! - UPDATED! The Rethugs are acting like badasses again and threatening to shut down the government, destroy the economy and wreak whatever havoc is necessary upon our hapless nation unless President Obama yields to their will and throws social security under the bus.  Sounds like the plot of an old time melodrama… marindenver 01/07/13 17 01/08/13
Somewhere in the World a Child is Crying Although this poem references war it can just as easily apply to orphans.  I haven’t written yet about this awful crime against children as I was hoping against hope that Putin would not sign the bill.  But he has put politics over the needs of children, many of them disabled… marindenver 12/28/12 10 12/29/12
27 People Dead, 18 of Them CHILDREN! Can we start a dialog about sensible gun control NOW??  Not according to Jay Carney.  Colorado Governor John Hicklooper apparently has more guts. In a significant shift from his statements earlier this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper now says “the time is right” for Colorado lawmakers to consider further gun restrictions.… marindenver 12/14/12 11 12/17/12
Native American Women Getting the Shaft in Stalled VAWA Negotiations The failure of Congress to renew the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA has kind of dropped off the radar but is getting some attention again as it will expire at the end of the month otherwise. As you may recall the Senate passed the bill routinely (which is something… marindenver 12/07/12 3 12/08/12
Wingnuttistan in Total Freakout Over White House 54 TREES!!11!!11 “First Lady Michelle Obama seemed excited over the abundant greenery, saying in her holiday address, ‘We have 54 trees in the White House—54. That’s a lot of trees.’ “ Prompting the usual suspects to enter melt down mode.  Not only, does the White House have 54 trees, notes Winebox Annie… marindenver 12/03/12 7 12/04/12
Romney’s Reliance on Internal Polling Led to Massive Miscalculation, Fear, Loathing, Not to Mention   A HUGE WASTE OF FIREWORKS!! Noam Scheiber at TNR relates the sad but true story of how Mitt and his advisers relied on the results of flawed internal polling almost exclusively in the waning days of the campaign to confidently predict that Romney would win by a comfortable margin.… marindenver 11/30/12 10 12/01/12
War on Women Expanded to Include War on Babies Republican legislators in Pennsylvania are attempting to pass a bill which would deny increased TANF (aka welfare) benefits to women who delivered a child while receiving the benefits unless they can prove the baby was conceived as a result of sexual assault and that they reported it to the police.… marindenver 10/25/12 6 10/25/12
RW Bloggers Frothing Over Facts of Obama “Horses and Bayonets” Statement OK.  Quick test of listening comprehension.  Does President Obama say “no horses and bayonets” or does he say “fewer horses and bayonets”?  (Apologies for the commercial.) OK, so obviously this is a trick question because of course Obama says “fewer horses and bayonets”.  Right wing bloggers, however are not known… marindenver 10/23/12 8 10/25/12
RIP Russell Means Although it’s not too likely that he will.  Most likely stirring things up in the afterlife as we speak.  He was a controversial figure most of his life and did a huge amount to bring attention to the horrendous treatment of indigenous peoples by our government (past and present).  Read… marindenver 10/22/12 4 10/23/12
Seriously fRighties?  We’re Still Parsing the “Act of Terror” Thingie? O.M.G. you guys.  So, OK, Obummer DID say "Act of Terror”, duh, on the next day but, but, he should have said it sooner, RIGHT, RIGHT ??!!!11?!!  Becuz waiting four. whole. minutes!!! into his statement meant that it truly was not an admission that it was really, really an "Act… marindenver 10/19/12 4 10/20/12
Live Blogging the Presidential Debate Here!! At Rumproast!!  Tonight!!  Tune in Y’all!! Live coverage will begin around 8:30 ET.  For those feeling a leetle skittish about Mittbot’s seeeming surge of late, let the Big Dawg explain the flawed math behind Romney’s great tax plan and soothe your nerves a little: Still have questions?  John Cole has found a valuable source of information… marindenver 10/16/12 2 10/16/12
It’s the Arithmetic, Stupid Mitt Romney has been touting his tax *plan* under which he proposes to reduce rates 20% across the board but keep the whole thing revenue neutral by eliminating certain unspecified deductions which benefit higher income taxpayers.  He has been undeterred by the fact that the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center has… marindenver 10/15/12 3 10/16/12
Romney Targets Big Bird A bit of silliness but too good not to share.  Via Crooks & Liars The serious side, though,  is that this really could happen to virtually all domestic spending if Romney & Ryan had their druthers. marindenver 10/06/12 2 10/06/12
Obama Campaign’s New Video Could be as Devasting as “America the Beautiful” Watch and decide. Oh. My. This will apparently be running in the swing states against MittBot’s video attempt to *connect* with *humanoids*.  Not so successful unless you too are drawn to insincere smiles and awkward expressions of *concern*. And just to reprise the Obama campaign’s former zinger:   I’m so… marindenver 09/27/12 7 09/28/12
Gingrich Circling Around NI-KLANG! Event Horizon Like a Turd Circling the Bowl And judging by his screed on FauxSnooz on Tuesday it’s only a matter of time and venue. Gingrich called Obama a “false president,” saying he has a propensity to shirk his duties. 

“This is a man who in an age of false celebrity-hood is sort of the perfect president, because… marindenver 09/26/12 14 09/27/12
Mitt will tell You People that food, shelter and health care are NOT entitlements! So all you 47% of moochers and leeches who voted for Obama better get used to a new regime when the Vulture/Voucher ticket takes over.  David Corn at Mother Jones has a video up, which they have vetted and believe to be authentic, (and, though Mitt is a small figure… marindenver 09/17/12 4 09/18/12
Sign up and join the kewel kids!  Rumproast member drive now open!  LIMITED TIME ONLY!! Fed up fighting with Captcha?  Well, we sympathize but taking it down lets in sooooo many spambots.  So we’re having a registration drive this week.  Benefits of being an oh-fishy-all Rumproast member?  Ummmm, let me think.  Oh wait!  You can sign in on entry (or even use the setting to… marindenver 09/10/12 20 09/12/12
Lyin’ Paul Ryan - Palin’s Brother from Another Mother? Remember back when it became apparent that pretty much everything that came out of Sarah Palin’s carefully lipsticked mouth was a complete lie?  And not just the big political lies but casual stuff that there wasn’t any real need to lie about.  Anyone else getting a sense of deja vu… marindenver 09/01/12 5 09/03/12
Musings on the Mittster’s Taxes In explaining his refusal to release more of his tax returns than he already has (an incomplete return for 2010* and an estimate for 2011) Romney and his surrogates (including his wife) have stated that no matter how many years he releases, the Obama campaign will just ask for more. … marindenver 08/17/12 9 08/19/12
Romney wastes no time in trying to distance himself from Granny Starver* Ryan’s budget - UPDATED via From talking points given to reporters after the announcement that Paul Ryan was Romney’s vice presidential pick:   Does this mean Mitt Romney is adopting the Paul Ryan plan?   • Gov. Romney applauds Paul Ryan for going in the right direction with his budget, and as president he… marindenver 08/11/12 12 08/13/12
Would anyone in the world want Andrea Saul’s job?  Looks like she doesn’t either. So the beleaguered Ms. Saul, after bravely trying to scoop up Mitt’s droppings across the international stage, really manages to (if you’re a right wing dittohead), as they say, Step In It when responding to questions about an ad put up by an Obama supporting PAC.  Here is the ad:… marindenver 08/08/12 11 08/09/12
Romney has a plan! He is a man with a plan!  A five, count ‘em, five, points plan to rescue our economy.  Thank goodness he came to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds here the other day to share them with Colorado! Look, here is a picture of Mitt showing us his detailed and comprehensive plan:… marindenver 08/04/12 8 08/05/12
Romney aide says You People should shut up about supporting rich people tax cuts because of the BOOM Yes, just because biased elites at the non-partisan Tax Policy Center SAID a bunch of stuff, like, how Romney’s plan would save mega bucks every year for millionaires and billionaires while causing poors and middle classies to pay more in taxes every year, it doesn’t mean a thing because they… marindenver 08/02/12 18 08/04/12
Time to Get Real on the *Second Amendment* There is nothing about this article with which I disagree. President Obama, your position on gay marriage “evolved” (to your great credit).  Isn’t it about fucking time that your position on gun control showed similar evolution?  These are innocent young people who died.  And they aren’t the only ones.  We’ve… marindenver 07/21/12 10 07/24/12
Uber Rich, Privileged White Lady Ann Romney Sets Us People Straight on Taxes Issue Here is an actual quote from Mrs. RMoney: We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life She said this on national teevee and you can listen to her say it over at TPM. This is the same Mrs.… marindenver 07/19/12 9 07/20/12
Boy Scouts of America Reaffirms its Commitment to Homophobic Bigotry From the NYT: The Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its longtime policy of barring openly gay boys from membership and gay or lesbian adults from serving as leaders. The decision, announced on Tuesday, came after what the organization described as a wide-ranging internal review, and despite public protests. Apparently… marindenver 07/18/12 7 07/19/12
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