GOP Congressman Lee Terry Wins Coveted Convicted Killer Endorsement
Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins, from a Lee Terry ad
- Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska is a real piece of work. He's one of the charming fellas who insisted, during the government shutdown, that he was special and, unlike the rest of America, he really needed his paycheck because he, unlike the rest of America, had "a nice house and a kid in college." Then he said he was sorry for saying that, he didn't mean to seem like a total jerkwad, it's not how he was raised.Being a jerk in all the other ways, however, is how he was raised, it seems, because he's never apologized for his long voting record of being an anti-woman, anti-children, anti-gay, anti-healthcare, anti-everything jerk. Or for running some disgusting ads this election cycle, blaming his Democratic opponent, Brad Ashford, for the four murders committed by Nikko Jenkins after being released early from prison under the state's "good time" policy. According to Terry's campaign, there was nothing wrong with suggesting that it was basically Ashford's fault that four people were dead -- a charge so despicable, even former Republican National Chairman Michael Steele condemned the campaign.So it's quite fitting that this week, during a competency hearing to determine whether none other than convicted Nikko Jenkins is competent to be sentenced to the death penalty (which is a whole other discussion for a whole other day), Jenkins endorsed, that's right, Lee Terry:
Jenkins, 28, shouted "Hey you guys, vote for Lee Terry! Best Republican ever!"
Kind of hard to argue with that one, actually. Congratulations, Rep. Terry. There's at least one person who's rooting for you on Election Day.
- Is it kosher to trick-or-treat tonight?
With a borscht-curdling geshrei, Halloween this year falls on Shabbat. On a Friday night, trick-or-treaters, even Jewish ones, will be knocking.
Should we open the door? Or should we be spooked about joining the celebration?
After reading that on Oct. 31, Urban Adama, a Jewish-oriented educational farm and community center in Berkeley, Calif., would be holding a “Challahween Kabbalat Shabbat” -- chanting and meditation plus a potluck dinner and Halloween dessert candy bar -- I wondered: Should I have a Halloween Shabbat dinner as well?
- Apple CEO announced that he's gay and proud, but despite that, Sen. Ted Cruz still loves his iPhone. What a RINO:
"Those are his personal choices, I’ll tell you I love my iPhone," Cruz said on CNBC's "Squawk Box," as quoted by The Hill.
"Listen, Tim Cook makes his personal decisions, and that is his life. My focus is on the constitutional question of who has the authority to make decisions," Cruz added.
Shouldn't Cruz be seeking a bigot-friendly alternative? Maybe go eat a fast-food chicken sandwich, look up "facts" on Conservapedia? Come on, Ted Cruz, where are your principles? And how will we explain your iPhone love to the children?
- And now for some very serious political analysis:
Tired of daily campaign memos telling you which way the Florida governor's race is going? Well, we went to a loftier source than Tim Saler or Steve Schale. We consulted ZOLAR, "the Dean of Astrology," aka Don Papon of Tarpon Springs.
- Believe it or not, this did not take place in Florida:
A student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges.
- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is still an asshole.