Sunday, November 28, 2010
Deficits???? Where have you been the past eight years?
Why do Republicons hate America?
Tax break for employer health plans a target again - Yahoo! News
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Yea, Big Business! Good thing we'll keep giving them tax breaks because they create jobs, you know. Except when they don't.
Is it me or is it getting hot in here?
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Casa Bonita, Denver, ColoradoCasa Bonita is a sort of Mexican restaurant crossed with Disneyland, and is so well-known in Colorado that it was featured in an episode of South Park. The 52,000-square-foot restaurant that can seat more than a thousand is home to more than just all-you-can-eat beef enchiladas. Among the 22-karat gold leaf dome and pirate caverns are cowboy shootouts, escaping gorillas, cliff divers, and a mish mash of Mexican-related performances.
|Cliff divers and Cheez Whiz Enchiladas|
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The 7 Creepiest Things About the TSA's "Porno Scanners" Civil Liberties AlterNet: "The invasive scanners can see your tampons, give you cancer and make your grandmother cry -- and they're not cheap. Why do we keep using them?"
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Read the whole thing at the link. Hammer nails it.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Another reminder of the many times white-knuckling the wheel over Monument.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
THE WEEK IN REVIEW - The Pueblo Chieftain: Local: "Puebloan Phillip Ray Greaves II touched off a nationwide controversy last week when he published a guide for pedophiles, 'A Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child Lover's Code of Conduct.'
His book was for sale as a downloadable e-book on the Internet retailer Amazon's website until Thursday, when the company removed it after intense pressure to do so."
Brilliant at Breakfast: "But as long as we are willing to vote for people who get out on the stump and say, 'Look! Look at that [black guy/illegal immigrant/Muslim/Indian guy/welfare mother/pick a boogeyman any boogeyman]! HE's your problem!' -- while they lift our wallets from our back pockets; as long as Americans jump at the red meat tossed at them by opportunistic hatemongers like Sarah Palin and Rand Paul; as long as we persist in this fantasy that if we just stuff enough taxpayer cash into the pockets of the wealthy they might hire a few people, we're going to continue to be like the proverbial frog in the slowly-heating water on the stove -- unable to see our participation in our own doom."
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Big news on our return: some First News at Five Looking out for Accurate and Balanced Coverage reports that a neighborhood in the Springs is all atwitter since cops are looking for a big meth house. Or something.
Penfield man dies of carbon monoxide poisoning in home - RocNow.com: "The teens also told authorities that the family had a fire in a fireplace the previous evening, he said. They also told deputies that two carbon monoxide detectors had sounded Monday evening, but that the family was not clear at the time why the detectors were sounding and removed them from the house, Helfer said."
h/t Balloon Juice
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Jurassicpork lays it out for you.
Or perhaps I should say the con is off. It worked. No surprise, I blame Obama for not yelling louder than the Repub party. 95% of us got a tax break last year. The stimulus worked for those who needed more time to find a job, and a 75% reduction in the cost of Cobra. A $8000 credit for first-time home buyers (gladly taken by a co-worker that year, the same woman who proclaimed to us when Obama was elected that “now our taxes are going up”). Health Insurance Reform that doesn’t do much, but does require insurers spend 80% of their income on your care, not amassing huge profits and giving more millions to the CEO’s while increasing your premiums and denying you coverage – coverage that you pay for every month. The only industry in the U.S. currently not subject to anti-trust laws. Your new overlord has promised to repeal it.
You think they’re concerned about the deficit? Where have you been for the past nine years? The Repubs in Congress continued to fund two wars while keeping the cost off the books and borrowing from China. Any objection to the cost and you were labeled as hating the troops.
And the bank bail out? TARP stalled for a day in Congress – remember, gentle reader, this was during the Bush Administration – because two Democratic members had the anti-patriotic gall to question how we were going to fund it. Luckily the Banksters went without bonuses to pay the taxpayers back…oh, wait….
They are for deregulation. My friend complained the other day that you couldn’t trust what was in your food (especially after the Repubs watered down the authority of the FDA during the Bush years) and why wasn’t somebody in government watching that for us? Who did they vote for last Tuesday?
They want to do away with ‘entitlement’ programs. One couple I know on Social Security complained that they weren’t getting a cost of living increase this year and “the government better do something”. Who did they vote for? The Repubs who have promised to privatize it. To give the funds you’ve paid into over the year to the Banksters so you can watch it dissolve like the 401K you used to live on, but isn’t enough anymore since the crash, so thank God for Social Security. Oh, wait…
They don’t believe that global warming is man-made. Cuz that would hurt poor corporations, having to be more responsible for their damage and stuff. Look at what that nasty government made B.P. do – be held responsible for their actions and all.
You can continue to vote for the biggest shouters, the loudest guys in the room because they use empty phrases and meaningless jargon to get you to vote against your own best interests. John Boehner is not for you. He is for the corporations that fund him now and he will do their bidding as their lobbyist when he’s done shedding crocodile tears and trashing your future. It’s the American Way.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sanity Restored: Photos From The Stewart/Colbert Rally TPM Photo Galleries