Sure it may be a slow news day but that is not going to stop Brendan Spaar from discovering news that matters. It would appear that New York mayoral candidate, and some may say sexual deviant, Anthony Weiner was involved in what is being reported as a chain reaction car accident this morning. That is really all that we know. As of now it is unclear if anyone has been arrested or charged in the crash. There are no reports on whether or not Anthony Weiner was sexint while driving but if he ever thinks about doing that, he should remember the slogan of one major telecommunications company. It Can Wait.
The United States and the State of Texas are engaged in an old fashioned dual over voting rights in the state. Texas would like to impose strict requirements on citizens wishing to vote in its state. One such requirement is for the voter to register for and present a voter ID card prior to being allowed to vote. Supporters of this measure claim that it will cut down on the amount of voter fraud that occurs in the state. Brendan Spaar does has seen no evidence of voter fraud in the state. Critics argue that this requirement will impose a hardship on minorities and underemployed people that are unable to apply for the ID card. The US is suing Texas to block the Voter ID law that the state has passed. In a statement, the United States DOJ said that Texas may be the first state sued but it will not be the last. Could GA be the next state on the government's list?
Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner may be one step closer to the door this week after being seen leaving his office carrying boxes. Many politicians including the state's senator Barbara Boxer, a fellow Democrat, have requested Bob Filner's resignation. So far seventeen women have claimed that Mayor Filner made unwanted sexual advances on them. Brendan Spaar wonders if Mayor Filner will be arrested and charged for the crimes he is alleged to have committed against these women. So far Filner has been allowed to keep his job which places him in a position of power and authority. The pressure is growing from within his own party for Mayor Filner to resign. Did the boxes he was carrying contain his personal belongings or were they simply evidence that he was taking to a safe location?
Tonight is the Super Bowl of politics. The Democrats have their all-star MVP named Barack Obama who will be delivering his State of the Union address tonight in which he will lay out the agenda he has in store for the next year and maybe even the next four years. On the other side, the Republicans have their star, Marco Rubio, who will be giving the response. While both speaches will be interesting, most people will be tuning in to see if Conservatives have learned anything from their defeat in the 2012 election. If Rubio does a good job, he could be setting himself up for a run for the Presidency (or vice-presidency) in 2016. Kickoff is set for 8:55pm ET tonight but Brendan Spaar believes the pregame show started about 3 months ago.
It would seem that Sarah Palin is following the two year career rule. Brendan Spaar has heard that it is wise to change jobs every two years. Palin has decided not to renew her contract as a paid contributer to the Fox News Channel. When asked why she was leaving the channel, Palin responded that she was tired of "preaching to the choir" and wanted to get her message out to a larger audience. So Sarah Palin is basically calling Fox out on being the conservative mouthpiece. So much for Fair and Balanced.
Rep. Diane Franklin, of Camdenton Missouri wants to add an extra sales tax to violent video games to cut down on their sales in the wake of the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown Connecticut. Franklin is proposing that a new tax be added to all video games that are rated Teen, Mature, or Adult by the ESRB. Brendan Spaar does not think that taxing mature video games is the answer to school shootings. If you tax or eliminate violent video games, there is an argument that crazy people will not have an outlet for their rage and will actually take things out on others, increasing gun violence instead of cutting down on it.
Let me start by saying that Brendan Spaar does not believe this crackpot conspiracy theorist that you are about to read about. He is simply putting the story out there so that you can see how wacko some people actually are in this world.
A communications professor at Florida Atlantic University named James Tracy has stated in radio interviews as well as on his blog that he believes that the Obama administration hired actors to stage a shooting masacre in Newtown Connecticut so that he could push his anti gun agenda. Mr. Tracy believes that all of the families that lost children in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary are paid actors that are lying. This is just sick. The man should go to Newtown and see the pain for himself as if the 24 hour news coverage of that town isn't enough to show you that. Although James Tracy is a crazy delusional lunitic, he is only a few ticks away from some of the people that have been interviewed on Fox News recently. There are people out there, maybe not as crazy as Mr. Tracy, who believe that Obama himself will walk into their home and try to take their gun away from them. They may even believe that the President staged the shooting although they will never admit it on a blog or radio interview...that would be crazy!
It was almost a shoe-in. Another Rice in the Secretary of State seat. That was the news last week at least. Almost as soon as she was announced, however, the GOP jumped on her. Senator John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were very critical of her, even meeting with her in an effort to show that they were giving Rice a chance when she probably never had a chance gaining their support. Brendan Spaar believes that Rice withdrew her name under pressure from the White House. In order to gain GOP support around the fiscil cliff debate, which is the democrats so desperately need, Rice had to go. This "favor" granted by the Obama administration will probably lead to a few compromises by the Republican leadership and will hopefully get us out of the mess that we could potentially be in next year. It's a shame that Rice was the sacrificial lamb but such is politics...
Just when you thought the election was over along with all the polls that went with it, there's a new poll out asking American's who they feel was naughty this year and who was nice between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Brendan Spaar thinks these pollsters are bored in the off season and grasping at ideas to remain relevent. According to the poll, 63% of Americans feel that Romney was the nice one and would get presents from Santa. The poll wasn't totally political though. One question asked if you would press charges against Santa Clause if he ran over your Grandma with a Reindeer. 61% of Americans value Santa over their own Grandma. I guess all of the knitted socks the voters got for Christmas from their Grandmother factored into the results.
Here at Brendan Spaar Politics it is always election season. As soon as the 2008 election was held it was time to start thinking about the 2012 race. Now, merely a month after the election, we are well into the hunt for 2016. It is almost certainly going to be Bush and Rubio vs. Hillary and Biden. Both candidates are powerhouses for their respective party and will take some key strategy to defeat. The Republicans got their asses handed to them in this last election so they need to wake up if they want to beat Hillary. Newt Gingrich said on Meet the Press yesterday that if Hillary runs, she will be impossible to beat. This could be a tactic to rally the base and get conservatives motivated. Either way, the Republican party neesd to do some deep searching within itself before it even thinks about the 2016 election.
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