There are a lot of things to find disconcerting about John Boehner, and about Republican politicians in general. Their weird hang-ups about gay people and birth control, their whole creepy Scrooge McDuck “screw the poor” vibe, the way they want to pretend racism doesn’t exist anymore so that they don’t have to hear anyone complaining about it … but there is nothing–I tell you nothing–more disconcerting than a Republican trying to be hip and with it. It’s just wrong. Keep reading »
h the irony! Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner has fought against drugs throughout his political career, but that fight has made it a little too close to home. Boehner’s daughter, Lindsay is about to tie the knot with her Jamaican fiance, Dominic Lakhan and his drug-infested past should be a big issue for the Speaker.
According to a police report obtained by the National Enquirer, 38-year-old Lakhan was pulled over for a traffic violation in Pembroke Pines back in 2006 and the authorities discovered an open can of Natural Lite beer and the car smelled like “the odor of burnt cannabis emitting from the interior of the vehicle.” Upon further investigation, the cops found two bags with almost two grams of marijuana in them. Lakhan admitted that the pot was his and he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor pot possession. Read more on Hello Beautiful…
“Slow down. Slow down. How about a little foreplay? There’s a bipartisan conversation going on in the Senate. There’s a bipartisan conversation going in the House. Let these things work their way along. It is too early to talk about legislation going on in one house or the other.”
– This was Speaker John Boehner’s cringeworthy response yesterday to a question about immigration reform. Okay, can we just all say “ewww!” Yo Boehner, if the phonetic pronunciation of your last name is already a dirty joke in the making, best not bust out the sex metaphors! [Huffington Post]
“The moving target is focused on women in America.”
That was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to reporters this morning as he addressed the threat of a government shutdown over an inability by Republicans and Democrats to reach a deal on the budget. The main piece of contention? Funding for Title X, which allocates funds for family planning services, including those offered by Planned Parenthood. The issue? Even though Title X funds don’t cover them, Planned Parenthood provides abortions.
In simple, basic terms, let’s recap seven things you need to know about the threat of a governmental shutdown: Keep reading »
Cue the “boner” jokes: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) may have cheated with two young women, according to an alleged New York Times investigation reported by The National Enquirer. Gossips in D.C. are apparently abuzz with the news that Boehner boned Lisbeth Lyons, a lobbyist, and Leigh LaMora, a former press secretary to Colorado ex-Congressman Joel Hefley, the Enquirer reports. And the Enquirer was right about John Edwards, after all! The Speaker of the House and his wife, Deborah, have been married for 37 years and when she was contacted in late January by the Enquirer about the cheating allegations, she reportedly kept mum. I hope the Boehner cheating rumors are not true, because that will really give him something to cry about. [The National Enquirer via FireDogLake] Keep reading »