Paul Ryan takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS after voting to cut funding for ALS research

Yesterday I posted video of me taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and I noted that ALS research is a cause worth donating to, especially given the drastic cuts to ALS funding by the federal government.

Among those who’ve taken the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS research was Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, and [...]

” Hammerin’ Hank ” knocks another one out of the park

Home run king Hank Aaron ( sorry Barry Bonds, but Hank will always be my home run king ) came under fire recently for saying that racism is alive and well in America. At an event marking the 40th anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run Aaron told USA Today, in apparent reference to [...]

#ThrowbackThursday – Paul Ryan’s updated “Despicable Me”

Shortly after Rep. Paul Ryan was chosen as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate in 2012, I shared a compilation over at Blogging Blue of some of the really really stupid things Paul Ryan has said and done throughout his career as a politician. In keeping with the theme of that post, here’s an updated [...]

Paul Ryan doesn’t have a racist bone in his body!

Of course he doesn’t!

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan says he’d like to get past name-calling and fight poverty in America.

In an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, Ryan said he recently talked to former Congressional Black Caucus leader Barbara Lee about controversial comments he made about men in inner cities.

Ryan said [...]

VIDEO: Constituent confronts Rep. Paul Ryan for his racist comments

On Wednesday night Republican Rep. Paul Ryan came back to his home district for a town hall event, and things didn’t quite go according to plan.

While the vast majority of those in attendance appeared to be white senior citizens, there was at least one African-American gentleman, Alfonso Gardner, who stood up to confront [...]

Paul Ryan cites ‘white nationalist’ to blame poverty on lazy men in ‘inner cities’

Well this is certainly something…

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday suggested that men in “inner cities” who refused to work were one of the main causes of poverty in the United States.

In an interview with conservative radio host Bill Bennett that was first noticed by Igor Volsky at Think Progress, Ryan reflected [...]

WaPo rips Paul Ryan for “lazy mendacity” and phony speaking

Ouch. This seems to harken back to Ryan’s infamous claim that the safety net is a “hammock” that lulls people into “dependency and complacency.” In this tale, the boy’s mother seems to be the person swaying back and forth in the hammock. The larger idea here has already been addressed by Jonathan Chait and Paul Krugman. [...]

Yet more proof that Paul Ryan is intellectually bankrupt

Apparently Paul Ryan isn’t averse to plagiarizing from other people’s works when it suits his own purposes. At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Paul Ryan told a touching anecdote of a poor boy who said he didn’t want a free lunch at school, but a brown bag one, because “a kid who had a [...]

Paul Ryan lectures the Pope about capitalism

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan has some nerve… It’s true that while knuckle-draggers like Rush Limbaugh attack the pope as a Marxist, Ryan has praised him, which I guess takes a tiny bit of courage since normally Republicans don’t like to buck the leader of their party. “What I love about the pope is he is [...]

The States Must Unite

The November jobs report shows that the country exceeded expectations by creating 203,000 jobs. The stock market continues to set record highs and private industry is sitting on $1.6 trillion dollars.

The economy is clearly coming back from our low in 2009, but we could be doing far better. The people of the United States [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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