Check Out the Food Prices @ Augusta National

The practice rounds at Augusta National are underway! Yes, that time of year has arrived. The Masters Tournament at Augusta National in Georgia. Now, you would expect that for an event like The Masters that food and drinks would be GROSSLY overpriced, but the truth is actually contrary to that! In fact, the prices are INCREDIBLE!

Bachmann Mulling Another Sideshow, er, Prez Campaign Run in 2016

It’s the campaign nobody is asking for, but we might get it anyway!!

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Michele Bachmann was barely able to hold onto her solidly Republican exurban district last election cycle, and in May 2013 she announced she won’t run for another term. Yet she still believes she’d be a viable presidential contender in 2016.

Bachmann was asked by the right-leaning RealClearPolitics whether she thinks any Republican women will make a push to be their party’s presidential candidate, and in reply she threw her own name into the mix.

“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she said. “They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.” 

There’s also a chance I could run, but that’d require a Godly miracle like the one Michele thinks will ultimately force Presidential Obama to voluntarily repeal Obamacare. But we digress.

And even though her last presidential campaign was a scandal-plagued disaster, Bachmann told RealClearPolitics the experience would benefit her if she decides to make another go at it.

“Like with anything else, practice makes perfect,” she said. “And I think if a person has gone through the process — for instance, I had gone through 15 presidential debates — it’s easy to see a person’s improvement going through that.” 

But Bachmann, who in the interview called herself “one of the top — if not the top — fundraisers in the history of the United States Congress,” cautioned she hasn’t made a final decision one way or the other, adding that she’ll think more seriously about it after her last term in Congress wraps up.

I am hoping that she does decide to run. Why? Because she has no chance of winning and thereby driving the country into a ditch anyway, but who can resist the excitement of the possibility of more stories like the one about how the Associated Press threw in the towel on fact-checking her during the 2012 Republican presidential debates because so much of what she said was pure bullshit!

19 Idiotic but REAL travel complaints

These are actual complaints received from dissatisfied customers by Thomas Cook Vacations (based on a Thomas Cook/ABTA survey):

1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”

2. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time — this should be banned.”

3. “On my holiday to Goa in India , I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”

4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price.”

5. “The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room.”

6. “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow.”

7. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”

8. “No one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”

9. “Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers.”

10. “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”

11. “The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun.”

12. “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair.”

13. “I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends’ three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller.”

14. “The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the resort’. We’re trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service.”

15. “There were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”

16. “We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning.”

17. “It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel.”

18. “I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes.”

19. “My fiance and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”

T-Paw Jokes About Punching a Homeless Woman

Former Minnesota Gov and POTUS candidate longshot Tim Pawlenty has been receiving some blowback today for “joking” on Twitter about throwing punches at a homeless woman who was recently arrested for vandalizing several D.C. landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial.

Here is the tweet:

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Here is some of the blowback:

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I think another thing that is legitimately offensive is Tim Pawlenty trying to be funny. Like, ever.  Just stop, T-Paw. You are bad at funny; please stop butchering it. Go back to fishing, or whatever it is you do when you’re not busy failing at funny or failing at governing (last I heard it was fishing).

NSA Surveillance Ending Amendment Killed… BY REPUBLICANS!

Bill:H.R. 2397: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014

Amendment:H.Amdt. 413 (Amash) to H.R. 2397: To end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act. It would also bar the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, including telephone call records…

The amendment failed.  The most interesting part of the failure to pass the amendment is the following… Make sure you are sitting down…  Also, make sure you mouth is empty so you don’t spit out anything all over your monitor, etc…  Its gonna blow your mind…  Ready…  ….

62 percent of the defeating vote was made up of Republicans… Yes, members of the party outraged over “Obama tapping our phones” were the MAJORITY of those who voted AGAINST repealing the ability to perform these “taps”…

Yes… You read that correctly….

The Republican Party bitches about how Barack Obama is so awful because of the ‎NSA‬ phone surveillance‬ that was recently revealed, and then they are the majority voting NO to stop it. What a bunch of frauds.

H.Amdt. 413 (Amash) to H.R. 2397: To end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act.

Repealing it for the 37.23th time (Wasting more time. More money.)

FYI: Republicans aren’t trying repealing all of Obamacare today, so they’re only repealing it for the 37.23th time.

Well, okay, it’s not full repeal this time around, but yes, the Republican House of Representatives is taking another day of the people’s business, on the people’s dime, to talk about how much they hate Obamacare.

One bill is essentially congressional approval of the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer health insurance mandate. Republicans blasted the administration’s decision to delay that mandate by one year, in part because they said it shows Obama’s predilection to pick and choose which parts of various laws he wants to enforce.

But Republicans also argue that the administration is unfairly exempting companies from a critical element of ObamaCare, while forcing everyday Americans to comply with the requirement to buy health insurance. So, Republicans will vote on another bill that would delay the individual health insurance mandate for a year. […]

By the end of the day, the House will likely pass both bills, and send them to a Senate that will ignore them.

With two votes, that’s about $2.9 million down the drain today. But the nation can’t afford to provide food stamps.

Also in the Obamcare-hating House, the Ways and Means Committee is having a hearing (its second one) on the delay of the employer mandate.

Someone really needs to sequester the Republican House, and put them on unpaid furlough.

Someday, probably after we vote most of the time and money wasting GOPers out next year, a JOBS BILL can be passed. 

Via Kos