Veterans Day News Roundup

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day. I hope that you’ve taken some time today to thank a veteran for their sacrifice. (Hurricane Sandy resources for Vets.)

It is clear to me that Republicans don’t believe that they lost the election. Sure, Barack Obama is still the President. Somehow, John Boehner believes that he should dictate the terms of the budget negotiations.

Just as when Obama was elected four years ago and the conservatives went crazy, they’ve decided not to hold back the crazy this time. One pastor in Texas has decided that reelection of President Obama will lead to the reign of the antichrist.

Speaking of right wing craziness, we have Denise Helms from California. The fact that she decided to pull out a racial epithet to describe President Obama is not surprising. The fact that she decided to post this on her Facebook page is a little over the top. I don’t know why people don’t understand that Facebook is almost the exact same thing as being on TV or the radio. You’re broadcasting your opinion throughout the country. Sure, it is possible that nobody will read it. It is also possible that your opinion could get forwarded and tens of thousands of people will read it. When Ms Helms decided to amplify her thoughts by saying that “maybe he will be assassinated,” she ratcheted up the crazy. She got fired from her job. Her Facebook page has been taken down. I wonder how long it will be before Sean Hannity will have her on his show? (more…)