Thursday, June 21, 2012

The REAL Problem

Smart kid :)

Daily Kos: Supreme Court attacks union political power

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Court is the main reason to vote, and as such, forces anyone with half a head to vote Dem. The fact that legal fascists like Alito, Scalia, Roberts, and (God save us all!) Thomas are the ones that decide how things will be in the US is frightening beyond words. We're on our way to a fascist theocracy, thanks to our Opus Dei Supreme Court.

Behind the Lines

Greedy Lying Vulture Capitalist

US Politics | AMERICAblog News: UK private security chief sees mass privatization of British police

This is insane. Of course, the whole privatization push is insane. How anyone expects taking a non-profit public function, adding a profit layer, and providing the service for LESS money to actually work is beyond me. All one has to do is look at healthcare. What is the lowest cost of administration healthcare service? Medicare, by orders of magnitude. 

 And most government services are government services for the clear and simple reason that they need to be run for a large mass of people at all times whether or not they make a profit. The few services that, in the past, were parcelled out to private entities, or allowed to remain private, were all regulated and treated as utilities. 

I wish to hell someone had blown the Chicago School of Business off the face of the earth about 30-40 years ago (preferably while St Ronny was visiting) :) This whole business good/government evil thing might have been nipped in the bud before America turned into Thailand East.

All People Are Created Equal

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

US Trade Agreement Leak Reveals 'Radical New Powers' for Multinational Corporations | Common Dreams

Read the first paragraph and try not to vomit. Then, it gets worse. Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry (9781451642223): Dylan Ratigan: Books Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry (9781451642223): Dylan Ratigan: Books

This is a brilliant book. Ratigan goes rantirific on the corruption that is destroying America. My favorite quote:

The truth will set you free- but first it will piss you off!

Get pissed off. Buy this book and then get pissed off. Then do something about it.

Good Luck On Recall Of Lady Mayor Calling Your Kids ‘Queer,’ Troy, Michigan!

Then, as an apology for queergate, Daniels told a local high school gay-straight alliance that she would like to invite a “panel of psychologists” to an anti-bullying workshop so they could explain how the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous. Mainly, the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous because idiots with Janice Daniels’ worldview will beat you within an inch of your queer (her word) life for being so queer (her word).

Anti-Gay Senators Claim That DOMA Isn’t About Hatred Of Homosexuals | Addicting Info

Conservatives take 'wide stance' for DOMA, against gay marriage!

Republican Economics in a Nutshell | Andrew Tobias

Andy is on a roll this election year! Good to see :)