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February 05
I was born the same year Kennedy was assassinated. My parents got divorced during the Summer of Love ('67) I'm not a journalist, I'm just a dedicated Democratic Library Assistant with a lot of bottled-up rants. But I'll try to be amusing when possible. _________________________ My Late Friend Kim would agree with this: "Nobody should die because they can't afford Health Insurance. Nobody should go broke because they get sick." Teddy, Greg and Roger, I'm SO with you on this one. And also with everyone else displaying this. --------- "I wrestle like Jane Austen and write like Jesse 'The Body' Ventura." Justice must be done for Trayvon Martin.

FEBRUARY 18, 2012 2:25AM

Issa-Strata: An Illustrated Essay on Outrage

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.The Good Cowgirl
The Ideal Republican Cowgirl
I daresay Foster Friess would agree with this image, and so, disturbingly, would a lot of Republican men.
     However, the sheer political high-handedness and small-minded idiocy of Foster Friess, Rick Santorum and Darrell Issa raise my level of outrage to stratespheric heights.  I have a somewhat DIFFERENT concept of the "good" cowgirl, right now. (And at heart, I think my Evil Twin Martha would make a pretty good tough-talking cowgirl.)
Cowgirl 1
Cowgirl 2
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I think she knows how to use that lasso....
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Oh, sorry, do we make you nervous? Would this be a good time to talk about stricter handgun control maybe?? Too bad you're so chickenshit about taking on the NRA, guys!
May all sex workers in DC from the high-paid escorts to the streetwalkers give every Republican the stink-eye from now on!
      Artemis is not to be tempted, but congratulations, Congressman Issa. You've turned every thinking woman in America into one of the Furies!
The Furies and Issa-1
Rep. Issa Has a Chat with the Furies....
      And you thought the outrage over the Susan G. Komen Foundation blunder was bad! Issa, your 2012 is going to be pretty unpleasant, I hope....

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This should hang, in an enormous flag, draped over the Capitol.
R R R :)
Why, Miss Shiral~
I declare you outdone yourself!
And that ain't no empty compliment, it's the twuth. :o)
Your last TAG advice is right on!
Howdy Jon, thanks for stoppin' by. And people wonder why Congress has a 9% approval rating? Who ARE those nine people who think this is fine and dandy?

touches hat brim Thank you, Ms Fusun, Ma'am!
Fabulous, Shiral. I'm posting it to FB.
Great art and better commentary.
Well done! I had heinous thoughts of a small targeted bomb under that table every time I looked at that photo of that phony "hearing". And I hate ginns
LOL oops, I do not hate ginns, wjatever they are
Thank you kindly, Ms. Lea, Ma'am!

And you too, Ms. Mary

Thanks for reading and commenting, Kellylark. While we're into "Gun control" Republicans apparently are into "Gyn-control." I hate Ginnns too. =o)
Oh, Shiral, this is the best!
Shiral: Yes! Nice work!!!
This is the most creative rant it's ever been my privilege to see!
I agree with Jonathan. Just perfect!!
Very well-placed anger and lovely photos. The only thing I don't like about this post is that women in America have to deal with issues like this today. Disgraceful.
...and what bugs the crap out of me each and every day is that Darrell Issa is MY congressman. OK, he's the congressman from my district but he most assuredly does not represent me--he doesn't even try to represent me. And he's totally, safely ensconsed in his seat.
I have to say that this issue has brought out some real creativity here on OS. Love this one - a lot.
Great post. Medieval is right. I share your outrage, Shiral.

May the women of America make damn sure these uber stupid white guys hang themselves with this. Trying to take away contraception .....what's next? ...the vote??
This was cute nevertheless I am disgusted by the whole business.
I love your pictures and how you put in the captions. And you snuck in an Aubrey Beardsley illustration (he is so NOT Republican approved)! Also, Repubs support packing heat, and we little ladies can pack pistols in our purses, don't think we won't! Take THAT, Issa-idiot!!
Well, my, my, what a nice response and a pleasant surprise!

Lisa, thanks for stopping by.

And you, also, Maria.

And Pilgrim, always good to see you.

Faye, thank you for reading and commenting!
Alysa, thanks for commenting. I hate it that we have to even discuss these issues all over again, myself. The only good thing about such blatant, ugly sexism, is that it has been exposed for what it is in an unmistakable way. Now, that anger needs to be harnessed in a constructive way for this election cycle.

Dunnite Owl, thanks!

Walter, thanks for reading and commenting. If you're stuck with Issa, you have my sympathy. But if you set up a torch and pitchfork concession stand outside his district office, you might do some brisk business!

Jeannette, Protest art may experience a Renaissance, this year, if this is the quality of B.S. we have to deal with. Thanks for reading and commenting.

scarlet, as I told Alysa, I'm disgusted by the attitude, but glad it's been so completely exposed for the ugly, dangerous thing it is. and that more women will get a wake up call about what they stand to lose. It blows the blasé "oh, they're all the same" excuse clear out of the water.

Miguela, ME TOO! Thanks for reading and commenting.

Sheila, thanks for readings and commenting!

CCdarling, Tee hee! Thanks for reading and commenting.
Great images, Shiral.
Sounds pretty crazy over there lately.
isn't Artemis Nike's mom?
Most excellent post!!! Adding you to my favorites...

Old Man on the Mountain
Loved this! At first glance, thought it was going to be a recipe and I am hungry! This was such a fun and well illustrated post! Yippy Ky Oh Ky AAAAA! Or something like that!
Hi Kim, thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, Crazy...that works. It's discouraging to realize that some battles have to be fought more than once before they stay "won".

Joe Bono, thanks for reading and commenting. Hi-yi-Yippee!

Hi Malcolm, thanks for reading and commenting. Nike I think is more associated with Athena than Artemis.

Hi Cathy GF, thanks for reading and commenting. A recipe? I guess, if we don't challenge the Right Wing on Reproductive rights and care, it's a recipe for disaster!

Hi Old Man on the Mountain, thanks for reading and commenting!
OMG Great ! Love the photos!
.°•.¸.•°❤ PEACE ❤°•.¸.•° •.¸¸.•*`*•❤
Love the post and your author tags. Would like to apologize for the fact that Issa represents a district not far from my mountain sanctuary, but their are brain dead Bible thumpers everywhere. Great work keep it up.
loved it but I hope the sex workers, of both sexes, write blogs or books about how the morally rightous really talk and behave between the beltways and on "fact finding trips"- i didn't know ass has an alternate spelling