Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oh god! They're gonna clog all the Intertubes!

Daily Kos: Toomey: Private protections could 'break the Internet'

Does this mean Jessica Yellin is a dick?

Daily Kos: Unbelievable! CNN asks "Why doesn't the White House just cave?"

5 Outrageous Examples of FBI Intimidation and Entrapment | | AlterNet

This is why it should ALWAYS be possible to sue the government- sometimes it NEEDS to be done....

5 Outrageous Examples of FBI Intimidation and Entrapment | | AlterNet

Alabama Latinos Flee Immigration Law, Leaving Insufficient Workforce for Tuscaloosa Tornado Cleanup | AlterNet

This follows on the same situation in Georgia, where an absurd (and probably illegal) immigration law has disrupted (MASSIVELY) the ag business, particularly the early harvest. It's one thing for Alabama cleanup efforts to be messed up (will anyone really be able to tell if Tuscaloosa gets repaired or not?), but goddammit, I NEED my Visalia onions!!!!! :)


Alabama Latinos Flee Immigration Law, Leaving Insufficient Workforce for Tuscaloosa Tornado Cleanup | AlterNet

Sunday, June 26, 2011

From My Cold, Dead Hands.... or Some Such Crap

We can apparently take all their other constitutional rights, but the Second Amendment is as holy today as when Jesus first handed it to George Washington with the other Comamendments at Mt Sinusitis!

When a Terrorist Wants to Buy a Gun - NYTimes.com

Friday, June 24, 2011

U.S. Jews Not Able To Fly On Delta Flights To Saudi Arabia

I cant imagine any way this is legal but I also cant imagine any way the Roberts' Court doesnt let them get away with it. They are a corporation after all, so their rights count more than an individual's.

U.S. Jews Not Able To Fly On Delta Flights To Saudi Arabia

Monday, June 13, 2011

Chart Of The Day: For American Workers, No Economic Recovery | TPMDC

This is AMAZING!

Chart Of The Day: For American Workers, No Economic Recovery | TPMDC

Anthony Weiner, Anti-Hero | Talking Points Memo

As usual, Josh adds some thoughtfulness to a debate that's really about nothing. It matters not a whit in the on-going battle to save the America we grew up in from becoming the corporatist state that the Kochs and their big money brethren want it to be. Weiner was a great voice in that struggle, and THAT is what matters; not who showed what to whom. I still think he should resign and stand for election; I bet he'd win.

Anthony Weiner, Anti-Hero | Talking Points Memo

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Amen!

The War on Drugs Has Failed -- the World Agrees on It | World | AlterNet

Very Good Question!

At What Point Do the GOP’s Shenanigans Become Treason? | Progress 'Zine

Ugh!

Just fucking ugh!

Bush Tax Cuts, a Decade Later: How They Helped Break the Economy | AlterNet

100% Scared: How the National Security Complex Grows on Terrorism Fears | | AlterNet

We have nothing to fear except the fear that fear itself may make us crazy (crazier?)

100% Scared: How the National Security Complex Grows on Terrorism Fears | | AlterNet

American Banks 'High' On Drug Money: How a Whistleblower Blew the Lid Off Wachovia-Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scheme | | AlterNet

Explain to me again why the government is bailing these banksters out when they have their 'real' gangster friends to do it for them?

American Banks 'High' On Drug Money: How a Whistleblower Blew the Lid Off Wachovia-Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scheme | | AlterNet

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Bye Bye, Newtie

I get the feeling we're missing a piece here. This was a 'long-planned' trip, so it can't have come as a surprise. So why wait until he actually hits the trip to quit if it's so offensive? Something is missing.

Daily Kos: Senior aides resign from Gingrich campaign en masse

Monday, June 06, 2011

Iz are chiddren lernin?

Our schools may need help, but blowing them up, teaching kids the world is 6000 years old, and that Paul Revere warned the British to keep their limey hands off our semi-automatic muskets is NOT the way to go!

The Religious Right and GOP Escalate Battle to Destroy Public Schools | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Pens Not Swords?

If, indeed, government spending in a recession is the right thing to do, and most non-ideological economists agree it is, we could spend about the amount of one month of the wars in the Middle East and balance all the state budgets for the year. Seems to me this would be a much a better use of the funds, and even if we have to put it on the tab, the economic (and psychic) benefits would be more than worth the additional interest in the long run.

More Pink Slips Coming for Public Employees: Is Austerity the Right Rx for a Weak Jobs Market? - Yahoo! Finance

Sunday, June 05, 2011

UK austerity economy "not working"

Gee! Cutting spending in the middle of a recession and the economy isn't responding? Wow! How unusual! How odd. How... what's the word I'm looking for.... oh yeah, TEXTBOOK!


UK austerity economy "not working"

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Motivational Speaker

We should all have this kid's enthusiasm!

AMERICAblog News: Video: Kid's wonderful motivational speech after first successful bike ride

Five Eye-Opening Facts About Our Bloated Post-9/11 'Defense' Spending | | AlterNet

I'm not one of those liberals who say that we should gut the Pentagon budget. I want us to spend enough to be able to defend ourselves and beat anything we have to beat (emphasis on the HAVE TO!) But our military budget has always been stupidly designed and stupidly administered (to the point that retiring President Eisenhower (retired GENERAL Eisenhower) warned us about it.) 
We need to have some serious policy debates about what we want from the military and some serious oversight as to how it gets done. Just by eliminating the waste in the military budget (talk about your Cadillac welfare queens!) we could fund most of what we've had to cut over the last few years and then move on to rebalancing the tax system and paying for some of the things we really need (education and universal healthcare, anyone?)


Five Eye-Opening Facts About Our Bloated Post-9/11 'Defense' Spending | | AlterNet

Bill Maher's New Rules

As always, Bill is spot on and brilliantly funny:

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Cult Monkeys!

The phrase of the decade! :)

The Provocateur Behind WeinerGate Terrified He Will Be Exposed

The Mind Boggles

She is so fucking ignorant it scares me. What if a fact enters her head and we get a amtter/anti-matter explosion that destroys the planet
Sarah Palin Gets The 2nd Amendment And Paul Revere's Ride Wrong

Another Repug Pol Headed for a Fall?

This guy is headed for a fall onto his own hubristic sword. He's too wrong too often and too bombastic about it for a relatively balanced state like NJ

Gov. Christie refuses to reimburse state for private helicopter ride

Asleep at the Switch?

If you ever find yourself wondering, "How stupid are these guys?", here's your answer! :)

Wis. GOPer: 'Tons' Of Govt. Workers In My District -- And I Hope They're Asleep On Recall Day | TPMDC

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Voter Fraud Laws and Voter ID

Andy brings up an important point but doesn't run with it. Think of all the recent voter 'fraud' cases. Most turned out to be nothing, but the majority that were either Repugs lying about their precincts for whatever purpose or Repug hired contractors faking signatures on proposition or const. amendment petitions. There aren't hordes of un-ID-ed people storming the precincts to vote for Dems, but to the Repugs, any vote for the Dems is suspect. :)


Don't Forget to Vote

Palin's Bus Vandalized With 'Media Whore' Sign - Gawker

Palin's Bus Vandalized With 'Media Whore' Sign - Gawker

Colombians sue Chiquita over paramilitary payments - CNN.com

Senor, where's the trigger on my banana?

Colombians sue Chiquita over paramilitary payments - CNN.com

Debunking the myth of Prop.13 - latimes.com

I'm glad to see anything approaching a public debate on undoing Prop 13, however preliminary and nascent. This abortion of the early Reagan movement has destroyed the tax bases of most cities and completely changed the face of California by forcing cities to favor commercial development (sales taxes) vs residential (property taxes). How many mini-malls were there in CA before Prop 13? Hell, there are two in my driveway right now! :)


The myth of Prop. 13: Debunking the myth of Prop.13 - latimes.com

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