You know, I don't want this to turn into another "bash FAUX" blog...
...aw, hell, not like they don't richly deserve it.
First, FAUX objects to the Dems talking trash about The Deciderer:
With the veto sustained, lawmakers will have to enter into negotiations with the White House to cut a new deal with a president they have demonized for two weeks as something akin to a heartless tyrant.
Oh, get me the fookin' sal volatile, Hazel! I guess FAUX fails to remember SIX YEARS of accusing the entire Democratic party of treason, but, given that they aided and abetted those accusations themselves, I suppose it's no surprise.
Then they drag out the fainting couch for Crazy Hillary and her EEEEVIL plot to steal the taxpayer's money for a DFH museum:
Republicans say presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton can forget about getting $1 million in taxpayer funds for a Woodstock museum.
Clinton and Charles Schumer, Democratic senators from New York, want to earmark the federal money for a museum that would commemorate the 1969 music festival in their state.
How DARE THEY try to promote tourism to their home state!
"With all the pressing needs facing our country today, from entitlement reform to children's health care to the war in Iraq, the idea that the federal government should fund a museum that celebrates a 38-year-old concert is simply absurd," [Sen. John] Kyl said.
Oh for crissake, Sen. Kyl, we all know you and your goddamn cretinous Repug associates would pour FRICKIN' RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE DRESSING on that money AND EAT IT before you spent it on anything vaguely resembling children's health care, or infrastructure, or anything that DOESN'T involve stuff going "boom". And as far as Iraq goes, $1 million is one percent of one percent of what's being spent A MONTH in Iraq. Would it be wrong to take a tiny, tiny shred of that money and spend it on something that was essentially a POSITIVE event?
Liberal activists, meanwhile, protested a $100,000 earmark by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., to the Louisiana Family Forum, a conservative group that was to use the funds "to develop a plan to promote better science education."
Oh, yeah, the Louisiana Family Forum, a conservative group:
To persuasively present biblical principles in the centers of influence on issues affecting the family through research, communication and networking.
And that would be this kind of "promot[ing] better science education":
"The money in the earmark will pay for a report suggesting 'improvements' in science education in Louisiana, the development and distribution of educational materials and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Ouachita Parish School Board's 2006 policy that opened the door to biblically inspired teachings in science classes."
And, yes, I see "Diapers" Vitter pulled the earmark, after an outcry was made about it. It remains, though - FAUX wants to draw an equivalence between a museum commemorating a landmark event in American counterculture, and yet another sleazy attempt by Christians to "improve" science education by imposing creationism on schoolkids.