How did it come to pass that Wilbert Joseph 'Billy' Tauzin, II, served 25 years as a U. S. Representative from Louisiana (first as a Democrat, then as a Republican), and then became the President and CEO of PhRMA, a pharmaceutical lobby group? Was it because Cajuns are naturally keen on the U. S. Pharmacopeia and the Physicians' Desk Reference? (By the way, when Billy laughs, you're about to pay more for your prescriptions.)
Before you fly off the handle and condemn Doug Manchester for opposing same-sex marriage, you need to remember he opposes different-sex marriage as well. That's why he's divorcing his wife of 43+ years and treating her like dirt. Fair and balanced? You betcha!
Like last year in Austin, Texas, RightOnline, an Americans for Prosperity Foundation 'project', is holding a conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, across town from the Netroots Nation conference. There are 500 attendees and 40 speakers at the former, 2,000 attendees and 400 speakers at the latter. Four-to-one: that's a ratio that doesn't bode well for the future of the American right.
Quoting John Boehner, the teabagger shouted, "No one condones the actions of those who disrupt public events. Every citizen should have the opportunity to express his or her views in an orderly and respectful way!"
"I think the best thing to do is if you want people to think about the end of life, number one, Jesus Christ is the place to start. As for Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, and all other heathen, well, they're S.O.L!"
Tom Head is a County Judge in Lubbock, Texas. He likes to post
racist anti-Obama humor on the courthouse bulletin board. Tom lives in the same city where Alberto Gonzales will be teaching political science to Texas Tech undergrads this fall. If you've never been to Lubbock, be sure to put it on your list of places to visit, especially if Roswell, Area 51, the Marfa Lights, and District 9 intrigue you.