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And The New Year Begins

Alrighty folks, a new year is upon us.  I hope everyone had a delightful holiday season.  Mine was quite a little clusterfuck, but cest la vie, it is over and onto a new year. Let’s start with a few things

  • An oldie but a goldie, and oh so relevant

“I’m very proud to know the Koch brothers. This may be a breaking news announcement for the media: I am the Koch brothers’ brother from another mother.”
~Herman Cain, creepily admitting that he’s REALLY close to the Koch brothers.

“One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. [Sex] is supposed to be within marriage. It’s supposed to be for purposes that are yes, conjugal…but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen…This is special and it needs to be seen as special.”
~Rick Santorum, opposing contraception and frighteningly suggesting that he would love to make pre-marital sex illegal.

“There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”
~Newt Gingrich, blaming his many affairs on his patriotism.

“Corporations are people, my friends.”
~Mitt Romney, declaring that corporations are people in front of a crowd of real people in Iowa.

  • A little clarity from Krugman on the debt

Second — and this is the point almost nobody seems to get — an over-borrowed family owes money to someone else; U.S. debt is, to a large extent, money we owe to ourselves.

It’s true that foreigners now hold large claims on the United States, including a fair amount of government debt. But every dollar’s worth of foreign claims on America is matched by 89 cents’ worth of U.S. claims on foreigners. And because foreigners tend to put their U.S. investments into safe, low-yield assets, America actually earns more from its assets abroad than it pays to foreign investors. If your image is of a nation that’s already deep in hock to the Chinese, you’ve been misinformed. Nor are we heading rapidly in that direction.

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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in Economy, Politics

 

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Let’s All Wish Cain a (not so) Fond Farewell

Well, it’s official … or as official as it can be with the definitive avoiding Cain campaign … but Herman has ‘suspended’ his campaign.  The Herman Cain art project is over.  Now it would seem he will try to morph himself into a professional gadfly, a la Sarah Palin,

“I am not going to be silenced, and I am not going away,” Cain declared, unveiling a “Plan B” that will include speaking out, a new website and an endorsement of one of his former rivals.

The Cain campaign, aside from being painfully comical, has been very instructive on the current state of the GOP base.

  • 9-9-9 The party faithful just oozed over his simply, catchy, stolen from SimCity tax plan.  A tax plan that would have resulted in the greatest upward transfer of wealth ever, the effective destruction of Social Security and Medicare, and the effective crippling of the Federal government.  Not to mention the plan would raise taxes on the lower 84% of taxpayers.  Again, the chickens voting for Colonel Sanders.
  • Anti-Intellectualism His Uzbeki-beki-stan-stan comment.  His painful non-answer to a question on Libya.  The party faithful are completely enamored of ignorance.  The GOP encourages ignorance among it’s followers.  It allows them to deny global warming in the face of a Mt Everest of scientific data.  They can push economic and tax policies and get support among middle class voters even though these policies are demonstrably destructive to the middle class.  The base angrily wallows like pigs in a slop of sound bites about individualism and American exceptionalism, now convinced that migrant farm workers, welfare mothers, and union workers are responsible for their plight, not the poor oppressed bankers and corporate magnates that drove the economy of the cliff in the first place.
  • Sexual Harassment Allegations Harassing women with unwanted sexually advances in the context of abuse of power – no big deal.  But engage in a 13 year consensual affair – ohhhh that’s bad.  WTF is wrong with you people?!?

So Herman, I would like to wish you a (not so) fond farewell from politics.  Your campaign was entertaining, infuriating, frightening and very telling of the state of the core of the GOP.  And to all you Cain supporters out there, those of you who truly believed a Cain presidency would give you a better life and a stronger nation … please, please, please schedule a tubal ligation or vasectomy at your early convenience.  Your stupidity should never be allowed to propagate.

read on to see a retrospective of Herman’s greatest hits

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Posted by on December 3, 2011 in Politics

 

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The Family Values Party

Do these idiots ever,… EVER,… take a step back and actually think a little before they open their collective mouths?

Rhetorical question,– the answer is obvious.

 Republicans agree: Herman Cain’s affair is worse than sexual assault

 Huckabee is a relative saint compared to the rest.  His take on Herm’s problems…..

 Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee declared on Fox News that White’s charge was “the most damaging allegation that has been made, to date” about Cain.

Yeah,… I suppose,… making a BJ a requisite for getting a job is MUCH more ‘acceptable’ than a long term consensual affair.

Alternate universe in play.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Politics

 

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Some Sunday Reads

The average Bush tax cut in 2011 for a taxpayer in the richest one percent is greater than the average income of the other 99 percent ($66,384 compared to $58,506).

Not very long ago in American politics, it would have been hard to imagine a scenario in which the frontrunner competing for the nomination of a major political party in America would be advocating for the repeal of child labor laws and suggesting that the children of poor families do the often-dangerous work of cleaning up after their wealthier classmates.

  • WTF Ross … is this some weird lame attempt to tear down Obama vicariously thru tearing down JFK.  Yes, yes … JFK was more ineffectual than popular opinion gave him credit for, but really ?!? – The Enduring Cult of Kennedy
 
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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Economy, Politics

 

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Even Hitler Likes 9-9-9

First the Koch brothers, now ….

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Humor, Politics

 

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Cartoons

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Humor, Politics

 

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Dicks of the Week

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Herman Cain’s Plan To Help The Poor: Gut Worker Protections

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in Politics

 

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