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Yesterday’s word of the day was “kakistocracy“.
noun, plural kakistocracies.
1. government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.
Used in a sentence: “The last years of the Bush Presidency were a kakistocracy of GOP control of the WH and congress.”
Losing 800,000 jobs/month and the world economy almost crashed due to GOP policies. Imagine that?
Oh, you don’t have to. It happened that way. While the GOP held power in the US, and RW fucktwits like Tony B(liar) were pushing wars on which we could spend our blood and treasure.
…like a rancid turd.
The caption reads “Choose the greater evil. Vote for Cthulhu.”
Reminds me of voting GOP.
On second thought, screw the smiley face. (Take that any way you wish.) This TOTALLY is like voting GOP.
I’ve been kinda busy, but I PROMISE I’ll respond to some recent comments.
Yeah, I know. Politicians lie. But how voters overlook the hypocrisy of Republicans continues to astound me.
Joni Ernst, the new Republican senator from Iowa who delivered the GOP response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night, called in her address for cuts in government spending and described how her views grew out of her own “simple” upbringing, one in which her family diligently watched ever scarce penny, to the point where she owned only one pair of shoes.
But an investigation of public records by the Washington D.C.-based District Sentinel online news site showed that between 1995 and 2009, Ernst’s family received nearly a half-million dollars in government handouts, payments targeted toward subsidizing farms with taxpayer funds.
Republicans, of course, do not want to do important things and certainly not do them well. They know they can but why would they? Their entire ideology is based of handing everything over to the rich, so instead of doing the people’s work, they sabotage the government.
In other words: Break the government, complain the government is broken and then push to privatize all the stuff you broke in the first place so the rich can get even richer while delivering worse service.
This is the ONLY message we need to get out to voters. Make them internalize it. Make them understand it. If you vote in a way that allows a Republican to hold office, you’re voting against yourself, your country, your children’s future … Mom and apple pie. You’re a traitor to yourself if not your country.
Read the rest.
There is less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, our new research shows.
Published in the journal Climate Risk Management today, our research is the first to quantify the probability of historical changes in global temperatures and examines the links to greenhouse gas emissions using rigorous statistical techniques.
Our new CSIRO work provides an objective assessment linking global temperature increases to human activity, which points to a close to certain probability exceeding 99.999%.
This gets complicated, but bear with us. Basically, what you need to know is that if you and some friends start a company that makes a lot of money, you’ll be rich, but if it incurs a lot of debt and fails, you won’t be left to pay its bills. The Supreme Court affirmed this arrangement in a 2001 case, Cedric Kushner Promotions vs. Don King:
linguistically speaking, the employee and the corporation are different “persons,” even where the employee is the corporation’s sole owner. After all, incorporation’s basic purpose is to create a distinct legal entity, with legal rights, obligations, powers, and privileges different from those of the natural individuals who created it, who own it, or whom it employs.
That separation is what legal and business scholars call the “corporate veil,” and it’s fundamental to the entire operation. Now, thanks to the Hobby Lobby case, it’s in question. By letting Hobby Lobby’s owners assert their personal religious rights over an entire corporation, the Supreme Court has poked a major hole in the veil. In other words, if a company is not truly separate from its owners, the owners could be made responsible for its debts and other burdens.
Read the rest at the link.
Maybe the pro-corporate religious-kook 5 have managed to undermine everything they stand for?