Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Any of this make to the Fox "news" channel?

This record of accomplishments is pretty breathtaking in fact. I am in awe of this man's ability. How is it no one remembers that in November 2008, before the election, Richard Burr was telling his wife to pull out all their money before the banks went under. The Dow Jones was under 7000 when Bush left office. They tried to call it the Obama recession. Why doesn't he get credit for the recovery now?


Obamanation -

Granted, a good catchy slogan is memorable, but that doesn't make it reasonable or even coherent. The sign holder probably did not vote for President Obama, but an undeniable majority of Americans did. Get over it. We put up with Bush who did not win the first election, and may have stolen the second election. Give President Obama a chance before you disenfranchise the will of the majority.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blind fear

The right wing corporate party knows how to create and capitalize on fear. They learned how to do it from their extensive research into effective advertising. If you can use images,  keywords, and insecurities to make a person feel frightened and inadequate, you can manipulate that person's behavior. You can make that person spend hard-earned money on useless crap. Or you can make that person go out in the street and spit on anyone identified (by you, of course) as a scapegoat. You can even make that person behave in ways that are self-destructive and irrational. You can cause an otherwise intelligent person to voluntarily inhale toxic gases and ignore the physical nausea until an addiction is created. Or you can persuade a person that the system which in fact is oppressing them is good, while the systems that are saving them are evil.
All you need is a synchronized system of spreading the lies. Can you say "Foxx fair and balanced" ?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Who is inciting whom?

Senator Orin Hatch said, "It's going to be an outright war, and it should be...". Rep. Paul Brown said, " They're trying to take over...".  Senator Tom Coburn told us we were all going to die as a result of the Democrat's health insurance reform. Virginia Foxx claimed that health insurance reform is more dangerous to Americans than terrorism. And Rush Limbaugh told his followers that "We need to take them out.."
So what is Eric Cantor complaining for? He thinks the Democrats are causing the problems by talking about the right-wing lunatic fringe hate speech? 
To him and to Ann Coulter who is currently  whining about being "discriminated against" by Canadian students, I say " What goes around, comes around." As the Bible says, take the log out of your own eye before you complain about the speck in your neighbor's eye.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Patriots all

True Americans want what's best for the country. True patriots don't ask for glory,or fame, or to profit from doing what's right. So look at the whiny fussbudget jerks in the party of hypocrisy who are telling America, " we didn't get our way so we will make sure everyone suffers." 
Real patriotic and noble......not.

Health care or warfare?

Wow, the health care bill was signed into law today. Obama put more energy and thought into fighting  for this bill than Bush put into the war in Iraq. Bush barely even pretended to care about Afghanistan, of course. Where were all those "fiscal conservatives" when this country  was starting two wars, and cutting taxes at the same time? How come they didn't care about the deficit then?
Thank you Mr. President for giving us some protections against predatory insurance companies. You didn't go nearly far enough, but it's a start. Maybe next we can start a public co-op and tell the insurance companies to go jump in a (deep, black) lake. With rocks in their pants.

Monday, March 22, 2010

We the people...

of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.

How is it that we can all agree on provide for the common defense , while having conniptions about  promote the general welfare?  Seeing as justice, liberty, unity, domestic affairs, and defense are covered in separate clauses, what can promote the general welfare possibly mean? Perhaps, health and education? What else could it possibly mean? Section 8 of article 1 even specifies that congress has the power to lay and collect taxes to promote the general welfare. Gosh, who watching Fox 'news' would ever guess the founders were commie socialists? A more perfect union? Holy Cow!, what could be more commie than that?
What with all the hoorah and spitting about the health care bill, we hardly even noticed that there is a provision to place education loans directly under government supervision. This of course cuts out the middle men, the banks, that have been taking their cut and making sure no student can graduate without a crushing debt that will keep him/her so busy working that thinking or doing anything about injustice isn't possible. It's all a plot, obviously. Educated people with freedom and time to notice things are clearly a threat to plutocracy. How much longer will the plutocrats let this commie socialist nonsense continue? 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Civilization, emotions, and progress

This is the kind of response we see when civilization takes a leap forward. We saw it when women were fighting for the right to vote, and were threatened with death and rape. We saw it when children going to school in Little Rock were threatened and spit on by a vicious angry mob. Now we see it in in the ignorant, frightened mobs who are brainwashed by their corporate owners, to love their servitude. Sometimes people are so afraid of change, they would prefer to wallow in their familiar poverty than take a chance that life might be better. Those people today are called "conservatives."

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Health insurer Humana Inc. paid CEO Michael B. McCallister 26 percent more last year than in 2008, largely because of a $1.8 million performance-related bonus.
Wow!. They are playing the end game now. Just how much can they haul off the sinking ship before it goes under? They are so bold they are not even trying to hide their thefts.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

YES! This is exactly what the US of A needs to do. We need to work together, the way we did in WW2. Our resources were focused on getting the job done, and the Manhattan project was an intense dedicated commitment to a possibility, a hope, a chance that we could use the secret of the atom to end the war. Unfortunately it ended up as a bomb, but we now have power plants and medical technology that uses the science that came out of Oak Ridge. We can do it again. We can learn how to do what every blade of grass can do. We can use the free, eternal and beneficent rays of the sun to power our lives. The faster the world leaves the oil economy behind, the better off we all will be.
So how about this school in Mississippi? A woman who self-identifies as a lesbian, wanted to escort another young lady to the senior prom. The school board learned that discriminating against her would be illegal, so they cancelled the whole prom. How wise, how just, how compassionate......NOT. Who would have been hurt had they just let her be who she is, and celebrate her accomplishment like her classmates. What's the point of forcing people to lie and hide their true selves? So what if she's gay? Who does it hurt?

Monday, March 8, 2010

The tragedy of this is that we are not all surprised. Some of us are shocked and appalled, but not surprised. This is not the land of the free and the brave we saluted in school assemblies. This is the shadow world, the world foretold by Orwell. This is the seamy underside that underlies all war, that taints and poisons the future.
If I see the war criminals, Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld, Cheney, in prison before this generation passes, I will believe in America again.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

What a nasty person our fifth district representative in congress is. She, rolling in money, famous for stuffing her pockets with free food and goodies at buffets all over, doesn't think little kids deserve one decent meal a day. What kind of a jerk would vote against school lunches for children?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

So there's a good reason The Gentlewoman from the 5th district NC wants to eliminate a progressive tax. She is the richest NC member of the House of Representatives and she wants to keep all her money for herself! She has profited quite well from her government job.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

So check out this power point presentation designed for Republican fundraisers. Very boring until you get to slide number 29 when we discover just how the Republican party sells its brand. With fear, a sense of entitlement and privilege, and promise of access. It's really no secret, but still rather shocking to see it stated so blatantly.
When we get to slide 30 we see how they plan to use an entirely empty and meaningless catch phrase to arouse emotions and inhibit rational thought. And then - slide 31- it is all laid out, comparing President Obama to the Joker, Nancy Pelosi to Cruella de Ville- pure smear marketing.
What a bunch of crooked bums. They got nothing worthwhile to sell so they sink to the bottom of the barrel to scrape up the dirt.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oh my, this gem from South Dakota is too funny. People who can't spell, use the English language correctly, or understand the basics of the scientific method are trying to design curricula for science classes.
I counted at least 3 grammatical errors. How many can you find?
They want to teach astrology in school?
Carbon dioxide is the gas of life? Tell that to the Cameroon villagers who suffocated to death when a giant gas bubble of carbon dioxide belched out of their lake.
They think our planet is getting cooler despite the fact that all measured data clearly shows the opposite?
What a group of clowns.