This started as a comment in the "Early returns" thread, but it got so long that I decided to make it a post of my own. "Our guns are finally safe." Yeah. Agreed. Our guns are finally safe. For now. I had to drive to DC, yesterday. On the way home I was listening to CSPAN on the radio. They were covering a group of ultra-right-wing extremist christianistas taking turns speaking. Tony Perkins is one name that stood out. If you don't want to go to the link, Tony's the kind of RW fanatic who thinks your right to love who you choose is outweighed by his belief that the ghost in the sky hates anyone who disagrees with him (disagrees with Tony, not the ghost, about whom Tony is clueless). Be prepared for Donald J. (the antichrist) tRump and Michael (christianista sharia) Pence shoving an extremist christianista world view down our collective throat. Continue reading "Our guns are safe"
Don't misunderstand me. If she's the Democratic party's nominee, I'm voting for her. But I'm voting Bernie in the primary... Link: A Legacy of Pushing the Democratic Party to the Right I don't want "Obama-light". I want "change I can believe in". But I'm voting for Hillary if her opponent is _______________ (any candidate from the Republican clown car). It just makes me feel so icky... IOW, it sickens me to know that my choice will be Hillary, or some far-right leaning loon who will bring about global economic destruction. "NEOLIBERALISM (TM)" has no home if not in the Republican party. Why don't we have a choice, any more? Is it the media? The RW noise machine? The stupid, reality-hating evangelicals? Wall Street? Citizens United and/or rampant money in politics? Bad court decisions? It's gotten so bad I can't nail it down, any more. All of the above? I guess I can advocate for Bernie until the cows come home, but I can't make America any smarter, or make voters care more about what a train-nwreck, for example, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul would be. I'm hoping for massive voter turnout in the general election because Republicans only win when "no one" shows up. Because they REALLY suck that bad.
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 will not be news to any of you.
"The public be damned!" — William H. Vanderbilt, railroad magnate, 1882 A shattering new study by two political science professors has found that ordinary Americans have virtually no impact whatsoever on the making of national policy in our country. The analysts found that rich individuals and business-controlled interest groups largely shape policy outcomes in the United States. This study should be a loud wake-up call to the vast majority of Americans who are bypassed by their government. To reclaim the promise of American democracy, ordinary citizens must act positively to change the relationship between the people and our government ==snip== If only they vote and organize, ordinary Americans can reclaim American democracy and challenge the politicians who still echo the view of old Vanderbilt that the public should be damned.
She may have had a better handle on what to do on healthcare, but she's a neocon. Elizabeth Warren, who I'd support, has made it crystal-clear that she's not running. This basically leaves me at choosing Biden or whatever truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers to nominate. Or maybe someone can beat Biden in a primary. I don't claim to know, but historically VPs have succeeded POTUS's. Who should I vote for in the general election? The Green candidate, who (if they get enough votes) will get the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers candidate elected? The Libertarian candidate (don't insult my intelligence)? Maybe I should protest the complete failure of the American political system by writing in Goofy or Minnie Mouse, which would result in the election of the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers to be nominated. I agree we're trapped by our system. I don't agree letting the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers candidate GETS INTO THE WHITE HOUSE and then runs the world into the ground to teach the world a lesson about electing truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allowing the crazed baggers is the best outcome. We NEED government. Do you want to drive anywhere? You need government. Do you want your bank to treat you fairly? You need government. Continue reading "I REALLY Hope Hillary Decides Not To Run"