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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Humor, Politics

 

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Reasons Why The Extreme Right are A**holes

Just deluged with so many examples this morning, I had to share

  • Here’s Rick Santorum On abortion after rape – “make the best of a bad situation”Vodpod videos no longer available.

 

Hal Rounds, the Fayette County attorney and spokesman for the group, said during a recent news conference that there has been “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.”

No Hal, it’s not made up, it’s documented fact.  What is this new right wing chic about not being able to point out faults with anything they admire. Criticizing Mittens about Bain’s “Vulture Capitalism” is an attack on capitalism itself.  Criticizing the founders of the country for owning slaves or exterminating the indians is an assault on our origins.

“The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at”

No one is saying they didn’t do great things, but they DID have faults.  Slavery was wrong.  You can wrap it up in whatever “social structure” argument you like, it was wrong.  It is this absolutism that is driving me batty.  Everyone and everything has to either be saintly or demonic, nothing in between.

 

 

  • Republican members of congress have made a video appeal (beg actaully) to Obama to not let the $500B in defense cuts outlined in the debt-ceiling/super-comittee nonsense (ya know, the nonsense that was THEIR idea) come to pass. Our dense budget is as big as the next 16 countries combined you morons.  Defense and Security spending account for almost a third of our budget for god’s sake
 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Politics

 

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Something Other Than The GOP Debate

Yeah, no debate for me tonight.  I’ll just wait for all the highlights and deconstruction in the morrow. Need the break, I’ll go insane if I listen to that much batshit-wingnut lunacy in a concentrated dose … They probably booed a hispanic nurse for giving a gay man CPR or some such thing.  So, I’ll just drop a few randoms of the day on ya ….

  • First one here is a nice little deconstruction from Media Matters of the light bulb bullshit the right has been spewing.  Obama is apparently going to turn out the lights so that, under cover of darkness, he can take away all our guns and turn us into a socialist hell hole
  • Another example of the fears of the GOP establishment/elite that their party is imploding from Jennifer Rubin as she implores one of the “won’t runs” to run,

But here’s the thing: The voters in their infinite wisdom have just given a huge boost to perhaps the only GOP candidate who could shift the spotlight from President Obama to himself, alienate virtually all independent voters, lose more than 40 states and put the House majority in jeopardy.

That’s right, you can thank the Tea Party for that m’dear

  • Boehner and Cantor prepare for another legislative session.  Have they learned anything from last year?

“Our focus over the last 12 months has been on jobs,” Boehner said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” “Our focus over the course of the next 12 months is going to be on jobs.”

Ummm … your focus has been tax breaks for the wealthy, gutting the social safety net, a war on reproductive rights, the environment & regulation.

“We really have to be much better at laying out a vision of what we stand for,” Cantor said in an interview. “And that means we have to have a message that sort of reflects in a very simple way, and to me, small-business job creation is what the taxpayers of this country can benefit most by.”

GOP leaders are aiming to attach the Keystone XL pipeline to either the payroll holiday or the infrastructure bill, sources say.

apparently the answer is … NO

Let the Pied Pipers of the Tea Party run the GOP right of the cliff I say …

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Politics

 

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Sunday Reads

  • Oh Newt! Thank you so much you despicable little bastard for winning South Carolina.  Either you will win the nomination, which would be great given this           or Mittens will win the nomination and be quite bloodied, a win-win either way if you ask me
  • Chris Christie is still a prince.  The Republicans are just cannibalizing themselves.
  • Boehner is still a dick. He still keeps pushing the Keystone XL pipeline BS, with claims of tens of thousands of jobs and energy security.  The owners of the pipeline even say there will only be a few thousand long term jobs, and most of the oil is destined to be exported (otherwise you wouldn’t need to pipe it to a gulf port)
  • Another nice pick apart of Newt’s child janitor proposal over at Balloon Juice.  I think this topic is being beaten to death because many, including myself, cannot fathom anyone taking this proposal seriously by anyone.
  • Wall Street is pulling in smaller bonuses.  Boo fuckin hoo. I read through this and wonder what planet these guys live on. In defending their absurd compensation to revenue ratios, “Bank executives have long said that they must pay a larger slice of a shrinking pie in bad times to retain their top people.”  You mean these same top people who drove the global economy right off a cliff?
 
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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Politics

 

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Some Reads to Start The Week Off

This speaks to the very core of conservative distrust of science. A fundamental of science is that once something has been conclusively disproved, you ought to stop believing in it, and certainly ought to think twice about using it as the foundation for building your own supposedly “scientific” notions. You can believe that if you feed a horse a penny, it will poop out a dime, but once the experiment has been tried and has failed you probably should cancel your plans for a horse-based retirement fund.

What we call the Brandeis Ratio — the ratio of the average income of the nation’s richest 1 percent to the median household income — has skyrocketed since Ronald Reagan took office. In 1980 the average 1-percenter made 12.5 times the median income, but in 2006 (the latest year for which data is available) the average income of our richest 1 percent was a whopping 36 times greater than that of the median household.

Brandeis understood that at some point the concentration of economic power could undermine the democratic requisite of dispersed political power. This concern looms large in today’s America, where billionaires are allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money on their own campaigns or expressly advocating the election of others.

We believe that we have reached the Brandeis tipping point. It would be bad for our democracy if 1-percenters started making 40 or 50 times as much as the median American.

  • Barney Frank v. George Will on Marijuana.  The “gateway drug” thing kills me … alcohol, hello!

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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Economy, Politics, Uncategorized

 

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