Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I do, U.L. And lots of people in Wisconsin do, too:
Let's give tax breaks to rich ass corporatists and then claim we're in a financial crisis and need deep spending cuts, except for military spending and bailouts for banksters.
To fall for this bullshit charade is pretty much like ignoring reality.Thanks, Teabaggers, you have the right idea, just pay attention to Wisconsin and Ohio and quit being tools.
Together, WE can do this.
Remember what my ancestors in Poland started a while back......
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sarah Palin’s tailspin is also pronounced. It can be seen in polls, certainly: the ABC News-Washington Post survey found that 30 percent of Americans approved of her response to the Tucson massacre and 46 percent did not. (Obama’s numbers in the same poll were 78 percent favorable, 12 percent negative.) But equally telling was the fate of a Palin speech scheduled for May at a so-called Patriots & Warriors Gala in Glendale, Colo.
Tickets to see Palin, announced at $185 on Jan. 16, eight days after Tucson, were slashed to half-price in early February. Then the speech was canceled altogether, with the organizers blaming “safety concerns resulting from an onslaught of negative feedback.” But when The Denver Post sought out the Glendale police chief, he reported there had been no threats or other causes for alarm. The real “negative feedback” may have been anemic ticket sales, particularly if they were to cover Palin’s standard $100,000 fee.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
"We've heard innumerable times that the Republicans were elected to send a message from the people that we should stop spending money," he said. "And yet the people who sent that message want us to spend $7 million for a sticker on a NASCAR."
Your Orange Overlord caring deeply about America.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I shouldn’t be mystified anymore by the union workers I know who complain about the dues they have to pay to a Union that never does anything for them, while in the next breath tell me about their tenure, vacation days and the pension that will enable them to retire in two years when they are 48.
Jill at Brilliant at Breakfast nails it again:
But first, let's get back to those generous public sector benefits and the days when there was a middle class that believed in its own future. That middle class was fueled by a number of things, all of which would be derided as "socialist" today: a college education for returning veterans. Low-cost housing bought with VA loans. Defined benefit pension plans. Cost of living increases. A blue-collar component of that middle class could look forward to seeing its children grow up and get the college education they never had, because they were able to go to the plant every day and build cars that Americans bought and make a living wage doing it. The workers of the UAW have always been blamed for the decline of the automobile industry in this country, but it wasn't the guys on the assembly line who are to blame, it was the guys in the suits in Detroit who, when faced with a 200% jump in gasoline prices in 1973 and another jump in conjunction with a fuel shortage in 1977, were caught with their pants down and an inability to make the kind of reliable fuel-efficient cars that recession-conscious buyers wanted. While Honda was importing Civics and Toyota was importing Corollas, General Motors and Ford were putting out crap like the Vega and the Pinto. The UAW didn't cause the auto industry to be caught with its pants down, and neither did the guys who built these cars. It was bad corporate decisions, and over the last three decades we've seen not the guys at the top, but the guys on the assembly line take the blame.
4. Colorado Springs, Colorado
Speed traps: 186
Remember, Colorado has "home rule," where municipalities don't have to follow state laws, and Colorado Springs takes full advantage of it.
To their credit, they fully disclose how tough they are: They state publicly that drivers will be penalized if they drive 1-4 miles over the speed limit, 5 to 9 miles over, 10 to 19 miles over, 20 to 39 miles over and 40 or more miles over (Literally, they break it down that far). They also state that "one's intent is irrelevant," which means they don't care if you didn't mean to speed, had a broken speedometer or have oversized tires. These situations are "Not a defense to speeding."
Colorado Springs drivers write on Speedtrap.org that often police use unmarked vehicles. And, like Denver, wide roads are often slapped with a 25 mph limit and entering the city from the southeast, one motorist notes, the speed limit drops quickly from 55 to 25.
6. Denver, Colorado
Speed traps: 165
Colorado, like Texas, has "home rule," where cities don't have to comply with state laws. As a result, traffic on some roadways indicate 35 to 40 miles per hour is safe and yet the speed limit has been set at 25, or 55 is safe and yet the legal limit has been set at 40.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Americans are going to find out very soon just what "smaller government" means. And they aren't going to like it one bit. But unlike the Egyptians, who wanted change and united many factions into a whole in common cause, Idiot America will continue to continue to blame black people (including the one in the White House), immigrants, abortion, feminists, and gays, while gnawing on the raw meat that Sarah Palin is gleefully tossing to them. And when they survey the wreckage of what their ignorance and stupidity has wrought, they'll wonder how such a thing could happen.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
“And then two, three, five years into that it was, we’re taking the Bush line on things, which was different than the GOP. We were a Stalin-esque mouthpiece. It was just what Bush says goes on our channel. And by that point it was just totally dangerous. Hopefully most people understand how dangerous it is for a media outfit to be a straight, unfiltered mouthpiece for an unchecked president.” (eph. mine)Hopefully. Not going to happen, not with the easily duped knuckle draggers who preach the latest Beck nutso sermonette to me daily. Read the whole thing:
FOX NEWS INSIDER: “Stuff Is Just Made Up” | Media Matters for America
Monday, February 7, 2011
If the Rec Center they speak of is the one next to the Glendale Po-lice station where the jailed get their one-hour recreational basketball time, then this cancellation is a no-brainer. There were no personal attacks, Caribou Barbie’s handlers discovered that she would be speaking to a small group of WWII vets under a tent on the banks of Cherry Creek Drive South complete with coffee and chocolate cake before the vets boarded the express bus to gamble at Blackhawk.
44 - Palin event canceled due to 'an onslaught of personal attacks'
A friend has the wanted man's kid as a student. And the kid's mother is in jail for helping said fugitive escape. Just another plot on 'Glee'. Now those kids have it rough, with the Slurpee facials and the taunting.
Chases become manhunt for parolee - The Pueblo Chieftain: Local
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Meanwhile, following that initial tax cut, Reagan actually ended up raising taxes - eleven times. That's according to former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson, a longtime Reagan friend who co-chaired President Obama's fiscal commission that last year offered a deficit reduction proposal.