Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Sentiments EXACTLY...

Jim DeMint – Fuck You – Raise Taxes on Billionaires and Corporations

Posted on the June 26th, 2011 by All Facts Support My Positions

Fuck You Jim DeMint

Fuck you Jim. You want to slam the poor, the sick, and the elderly to “balance the budget” and won’t even consider cutting corporate welfare, or having the billionaires, or the companies they own stock in pay their fair share. I pray that there is justice in this world and some day you will be looking for meals in dumpsters, instead of flying around in corporate jets spewing your psycho economic lies. It’s freaks like you that are destroying this nation, and the sooner we cut corporate welfare, and start taking care of “regular” Americans, and creating jobs instead of pain the better.

So DeMint. Tell us why making sure the filthy rich doesn’t pay their fair share of taxes is good for America? Tell me why my paying more in income tax than Exxon, or BofA is good for America? Tell me why promoting drilling for oil is better than green energy?

Think he'd get mad if I called him a "dick"?

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Yeah...But They Are SERIOUS!!!! Yes they ARE.,-House-Republicans-go-on-vacation?via=blog_1
Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Under fire for not doing their jobs, House Republicans go on vacation by Jed Lewison

House Republicans have nothing on their legislative calendar until July 7, 2011

So even as pundits call President Obama a dick for calling out House Republicans for taking too much vacation and failing to get their jobs done... House Republicans were available for comment because they were all on vacation.

Looks like Halperin "the dick" called the wrong person a "dick".

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Go Thom GO!

Hartmann: Republicans help CEOs ‘rob the American dream’ Posted on 06.29.11

By Stephen C. Webster

Russia Today’s liberal talk show host Thom Hartmann went on a tear yesterday about income disparity in America, suggesting as President Harry Truman did 60 years ago that the Republican party is a wholly owned subsidiary of wealthy special interests.

“These CEOs are not job creators,” he said. “They’re stealing from the people who are the actual job creators: people like you and me, who actually buy stuff.”

This video is from Russia Today, broadcast Tuesday, June 29, 2011.

Thom Hartmann is my favorite liberal thinker and talk show person. He's smart, funny and knows how to hit the other side where it hurts. LIke this...

The Russia today site looks interesting.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bachmann stands by claims that ‘Founding Fathers’ ended slavery

Posted on 06.28.11 By Kase Wickman

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who officially announced yesterday in Iowa that she is running for president, appeared on “Good Morning America” Monday, where George Stephanopoulos attempted to clarify some of her previous statements.

Among them: Bachmann’s claim that “the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence worked tirelessly to end slavery.”

“Now with respect, Congresswoman, that’s just not true,” Stephanopoulos said. “Many of them including Jefferson and Washington were actually slave holders and slavery didn’t end until the Civil War.”

Bachmann dodged the question, answering, “Well, you know what’s marvelous is that in this country and under our Constitution, we have the ability when we recognize that something is wrong to change it. And that’s what we did in our country. We changed it. We no longer have slavery. That’s a good thing. And what our Constitution has done for our nation, is to give us the basis of freedom unparalleled in the rest of the world.”

She goes on to claim that John Quincy Adams, who was a small boy during the Revolutionary War and did indeed eventually work to abolish slavery, should be counted as a “Founding Father.”

Watch the visibly distraught Stephanopoulos’ interview with the tea party candidate, in which she discusses the minimum wage, Sarah Palin and her foster children.

I am SO sick of this shit.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Bye Bye Democracy.

Supreme Court upends taxpayer-funded campaigns

By Stephen C. Webster Monday, June 27th, 2011 -- 11:10 am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that "triggers" public funding of elections in Arizona in the event of a candidate being heavily outspent by an opponent awash with private funds.

The vote was split 5-4, with the conservative majority ultimately winning out. The ruling declared public financing of candidates to be a violation of free speech.

The decision will have wide-ranging effects across the nation and would significantly alter election law in states where public financing has long been regarded as a means of safeguarding elections from the influence of private sector wealth.

The cases were McComish v. Bennett and Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett

Best Supreme Court Money Can Buy.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Unhinged Wingnuts...Part 1

Wisconsin Governor Walker's Chief Judicial Ally Accused of Physically Attacking Jurist Who Defended Rule of Law

John Nichols June 25, 2011

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, who mentored controversial Governor Scott Walker when both served as Republican legislators, has positioned himself as the primary defender of Walker’s radical anti-labor and anti-local democracy agenda on the court.

And it appears that the justice, whose unstable behavior and violent language has been highlighted in media reports, is willing to go to any length to protect Walker from legal accountability.

Justice Prosser, who retained his seat on the court only after the recount of results from an April statewide election that saw charges of fraud and political abuse aimed at the justice’s campaign, now stands accused of physically attacking a justice who disagreed with his push to make the high court an amen corner for the governor.

Read the rest, it's quite a story.

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Ooops...Nobody Saw THIS Coming?...

Reaping what they’ve sown

Political AnimalBlog
June 24, 2011 4:50 PM

Reaping what they’ve sown

By Steve Benen

Georgia Republicans recently passed a very harsh anti-immigrant measure into law, successfully driving a lot of undocumented workers out of the state. Republicans who championed the measure said the new law would improve Georgia’s economy.

As Jay Bookman explained, now they’re saying something different.

The resulting manpower shortage has forced state farmers to leave millions of dollars’ worth of blueberries, onions and other crops unharvested and rotting in the fields. It has also put state officials into something of a panic at the damage they’ve done to Georgia’s largest industry.

"Dang!!! What were we missin' here?"

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Yup...That's What They Did All Right...

GOP Blew Up Debt Negotiations To Protect Tax Breaks For People Making $500,000 Or More
By Marie Diamond on Jun 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Yesterday House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) may well have doomed negotiations to raise the nation’s debt limit when they walked out over a dispute with Democrats about raising revenues. Their theatrics bring the country closer to the brink of financial collapse, and observers have described the move as a “tamper tantrum” and “political grandstanding.” Today, more details emerged about exactly what Republicans are willing to threaten the global economy over to defend.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), a member of the bipartisan debt discussion group led by Vice President Joe Biden, said Republicans chose to “protect taxpayer subsidies for big oil companies, tax breaks for corporate jets, and tax breaks for millionaires”:

My, my, my, my, my, my...

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How Unbeliebably Bad This Is....

Half Of World’s Refugees Are Running From U.S. Wars | America’s wars are forcing Afghans and Iraqis to flee their homes in greater numbers. According to a recent U.N. High Commission for Refugees study, nearly one half of the world’s refugees are from Afghanistan and Iraq, 3.05 million and 1.68 million, respectively. But neither the United States nor much of the developed world bears the burden of the 10.55 million refugees under the UNHCR’s purview globally. Instead, Pakistan, Iran, and Syria serve as the top host countries. The Economist has charted the numbers:

– Sarah Bufkin

This is the consequence of "Empire". This US of ours is traveling the well-worn road to Imperial ruin. The Emperor-King George II decides to cement his legacy in Iraq and move from behind his father's shadow. I remeber so clearly watching the bombs fall on Baghdad (on a spotty CNN internet feed!!) and feeling sick. Sick to my soul that we were destroying ourselves...

When the Buddhist Statues in Afghanistan were destroyed, we did nothing. Bush II ignored every warning issued to him regarding this rogue state. Now we're stuck there much like the Russians were. If the situation there was funny they'd be laughing at's not funny.

There is a permanent underclass in this country...the middle class is disappearing. Chronic joblessness is out of control and we are the biggest bully on the planet.

We have lost our way.

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So Stat Counter tells me that there are readers here.

Well OK.

Welcome to you, one and few. LOL

I usually pop links at

...and I befoul the comment threads at Slog,but I guess I ought to populate my own blog, huh.

So I'll be here a few times a week. Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to say hello. I won't moderate comments (for now), but I can and will call out assholes.


I KNEW That!!!!

Akin: "At The Heart Of Liberalism Really Is A Hatred For God"

Submitted by Brian on June 24, 2011 - 11:14am

Missouri congressman and Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin joined Family Research Council president Tony Perkins to discuss their shared outrage at NBC for omitting the phrase “under God” from a clip of the Pledge of Allegiance in its coverage of the US Open this week. Akin told Perkins that the reason NBC removed “under God” was because it is a liberal news outlet and “at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God.” The Republican congressman went on to tell Perkins that NBC is trying to “tear the heart out of our country.”

Is there anything more moronic than a statement like this?

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