Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
For the first time in at least a decade, middle class whites have been galvanized by the fear that their taxes are benefiting lazy, shiftless others. The messianic, imperialistic, hubristic side of the right has gone into retreat, and a cramped, mean and paranoid style has come to the fore.
Christian Groups Block Showing of Darwin Movie in U.S
This is the kind of thing that makes it really easy to rant about brainwashed Christians like an angsty high schooler, or snottily proclaim that Americans are stupid and you're moving to another country: a movie about Charles Darwin shown almost all over the world won't play in the U.S. because the film has been turned down by American distributors. Yes, a movie about a 19th century scientist who developed a theory uniformly accepted in the scientific community has been deemed too controversial for distribution in the U.S.
One in Three New Jersey Conservatives Thinks Obama Might Be the Anti-Christ
You Go New Jersey......!
Limbaugh: We Need Segregated Buses
"...the right-wing radio heavyweight declared on his program Wednesday that the United States needed to return to racially segregated buses...."
And since he is the de facto "Leader" of the GOP - sounds like they are the party of Racists to me.....
Monday, September 14, 2009
when the excesses of business interests and their political proteges in Washington leave the regular guy broke and screwed, the response is always for the lower and middle classes to split down the middle and find reasons to get pissed off not at their greedy bosses but at each other.
That’s why Glenn Beck’s audience, mostly lower-income people, can’t imagine themselves protesting against the Wall Street barons who in actuality are the ones who fucked them over. . . .
Actual rich people can’t ever be the target.
It’s a classic peasant mentality: going into fits of groveling and bowing whenever the master’s carriage rides by, then fuming against the Turks in Crimea or the Jews in the Pale or whoever after spending fifteen hard hours in the fields.
You know you’re a peasant when you worship the very people who are right now, this minute, conning you and taking your shit.
Whatever the master does, you’re on board.
When you get frisky, he sticks a big cross in the middle of your village, and you spend the rest of your life praying to it with big googly eyes.
Or he puts out newspapers full of innuendo about this or that faraway group and you immediately salute and rush off to join the hate squad.
A good peasant is loyal, simpleminded, and full of misdirected anger.
And that’s what we’ve got now, a lot of misdirected anger searching around for a non-target to mis-punish . . .
Can’t be mad at AIG, can’t be mad at Citi or Goldman Sachs.The real villains have to be the anti-AIG protesters! After all, those people earned those bonuses!
If ever there was a textbook case of peasant thinking, it’s struggling middle-class Americans burned up in defense of taxpayer-funded bonuses to millionaires. It’s really weird stuff.
He died from a heart attack at his home in Manhattan, his ex-wife Rosemary Carroll told the New York Times.In the 1970s, Carroll was a fixture of the burgeoning downtown New York art scene, where he mixed with artists such as Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Larry Rivers and Robert Mapplethorpe. His life was shaped by drug use, which he wrote about extensively.
Carroll also published several poetry collections, while his 1980 album, "," has been hailed as a landmark punk record, and he became known for one of its songs, "People Who Died."
Loved that song........
Friday, September 11, 2009
►Americans who are losing their health insurance, due to lost jobs in the economic downturn: 14,000 (per day)
►Average amount families with insurance paid in premiums to cover the cost-shift from the uninsured: $1100 (2009)
►Americans who die this year because they are uninsured, and have untreated illness: 22,000
►Health care spending wasted on paperwork to manage individual market instead of the more efficient group market: $3 billion (2009)
►Americans who were turned away or charged more for health insurance, over the last 3 years largely due to due discrimination to pre-existing conditions: 12.6 million (total, last three years)
►Americans who were imposed with medical debt or who had difficulty paying medical bills: 3 million new (over past year)
Californians....better get your divorces soon....
Wingnut Joe Marcotte has filed a petition with the Secretary of State of California to file the "2010 California Marriage Protection Act." - It is intended to ban divorce in the state of California.
"No party to a marriage shall be restored to the status of an unmarried person during the lifetime of the other party unless the marriage is voidable".....
" I am trying to extend the good work done with Proposition 8 last year"
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Yell something else Joe.
And a Southerner no less....aren't they supposed to be more polite than the rest of us? Guess not!
I suppose you only have to be polite to fellow White Republican Southerners...... everyone else doesn't count.
Well.........so far, his Democratic opponent ROB MILLER has gotten (in less than 24 hours) $450,000 in donations . Right on. My $10 is part of that. If you would like to contribute...go here: http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/19079
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
GOP Rebuttal to The President's "Stay In School" Speech to Children
Stolen from the desk of M. Steele, and presented in no particular order, because keeping track of things is hard.
The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today?
That's a personal question, children, and you don't have to answer it.
The President: When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years.
HE ADMITS IT! HE ADMITS IT! And Indonesia is RIGHT NEXT TO KENYA. (Teachers, please remove all maps and globes from the classroom at this point.)
The President:Whatever you resolve to do, I want you to commit to it. I want you to really work at it.
Or not. Seriously, who the hell cares?
The President: Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer.
That's not true. Many of you will be good at nothing. Trust us, kids, we've watched you grow. Most of you will drift through life as directionless failures. Then you'll become senators.
The President: No one’s born being good at things, you become good at things through hard work.
Hard work is for suckers. There's two ways to be succeed in this world. One, get your dad to do it for you, then claim the success as your own. Two, win the lottery. In fact, borrow money from your dad to spend on lottery tickets. You're not made of money.
The President: But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world – and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities.
Given that most of you won't, you can see why we think it's a waste of time and money to give you dedicated teachers and good schools. I mean, no sense pissing money away. Oh, and it's your fault.
The President: Maybe you could be a good writer – maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper – but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class.
Don't knock yourself out on it, though, because intellectual endeavor is for liberals and communists. But the three most nonsensical essays will be published by Regnery Publishing. Any of you proving to have exceptional illiteracy will be made Fox News anchors.
The President: You might have to do a math problem a few times before you get it right, or read something a few times before you understand it, or do a few drafts of a paper before it’s good enough to hand in.
Are we getting through to you yet? Knowing the "right" answer to something is hard. But if you just believe whatever the hell you want, you're done. Boom, pencils down, recess time. Isn't that just a hell of a lot easier for both you and us?
The President: And no matter what you want to do with your life – I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it. You want to be a doctor, or a teacher, or a police officer? You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? You’re going to need a good education for every single one of those careers.
Except military, from now on. Hint-itty-hint-hint, kids.
The President: The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best.
That's why Sarah Palin is the Best American To Ever Walk The Planet. If you call it "moving on", it ain't quitting.
The President: So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?
Our bet? "Thanks for not making torture an indictable offense!" Seriously, kids, we can't thank you enough for that.
The President: Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.
OK, that's just shameless pandering now. That's like something HitlerStalin would say. (Teachers, please remove all history books from the classroom at this point...)
Monday, September 7, 2009
Reasons NOT to move to Texas
1) A new state law requires that Texas public schools incorporate Bible literacy into the curriculum.
2) 4 out of America's 10 fattest cities are in Texas. Take a look at the "glutton" category at this link http://www.wired.com/culture/education/magazine/17-09/st_sinmaps
3) Poorly Educated Workforce: The Kauffman Foundation ranks Texas 41st for the education level of its workforce as well as for the average education level of recent arrivals from elsewhere in America, suggesting that too many of its newcomers are chasing low-end jobs. A committee on education appointed by Mr Perry concluded in January that “Texas is not globally competitive” and gave warning that it “faces a downward spiral in both quality of life and economic competitiveness”.
4) Mediocre Universities - Read the Economist Article:
Embarrassingly, Texas has only three “tier-one” universities (generally defined as meaning that a university undertakes at least $100m-worth of research a year). California has nine tier-one universities and New York state seven.
5) Last place in the nation for High School Graduation rates
6) Most uninsured in the nation. 26.9% But who needs health care....Jesus will provide.... http://www.gallup.com/poll/122387/uninsured-highest-percentage-texas-lowest-mass.aspx