Friday, May 31, 2013
The world's largest producer of seeds, Monsanto, has apparently given up on attempts to spread its genetically modified plant varieties in Europe. A German media report said the firm would end all lobbying for approval.
Jonathan Alter pointed out on the Today show Friday morning that Republicans, including Mitt Romney, were too afraid of Rush Limbaugh to call him out for calling Sandra Fluke a slut. This failure of character and moral values cost them with the women vote.
"You guys can't run an interview with an unarmed guy in an apartment in Florida with sufficient fire control but that he winds up dead and the place ends up like Khe Sanh. Nice work. Seriously. The Internet thanks you."
Black 14-year-old Carrying a Puppy Tackled and Choked by Police for Giving Them a "Dehumanizing Stare"
WTF is wrong with our police. My own theory is that the drug war had turned policing into such a tension fraught activity that the police respond to any threat, perceived or real, major or minor, as if they are under attack. Maybe 1 time in 10, they are. The rest of the time, stuff like this is the result.
Michele Bachmann just announced she’s not running for reelection. And you helped make it happen!
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I'd like thank everyone who frequents the blog. We had 700 hits yesterday, and should hit 7000 for the month. When I started out, I didn't expect to attract anywhere near that kind of attention. So, thanks to all of you... now click an ad and make me rich ;)
From The Daily Edge via Twitter
Stock market up 100%. Corporate taxes at a 60-year low. Top 1% richer than ever. Let's cut Food Stamps and tax the poor, say Republicans
No problem! Just stay off roads and bridges, don't drink the water or flush your toilet, prepare for life without electricity or gas, and grow your own food. Simplicity itself.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
David and Charles Koch have taken their hypocrisy and self-serving interests to a new level by having the Senior VP and General Counsel for Koch Industries, Mark Holden, insinuate that the Kochs are victims of the Obama administration.
From: Guerrilla News.
One source of republican anger is that the party as a whole has no ideas. This has forced them into the position of opposing everything. America has correctly noticed this and concluded conservatism is out of ideas. Thus, smart people see trend and are leaving the GOP. Like if you agree. Comment if you want.
"If the con of “trickle-down” economics was actually true, we’d be drowning in jobs right now, but we’re not."
It's simple. They're too stupid to know they're being insulted and harassed. I mean, my freaking God, have you ever listened to Gretchen Carlson? She wouldn't realize it if you set her on fire. She'd just say the rising temperature was NOT due to Global Warming, cuz she saw a snowflake once.
Rand Paul Mocks Obamacare For 'Turtle Bite' Diagnostic Codes Ordered By The Bush Administration | ThinkProgress
“On Monday, several news outlets highlighted comments that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) made to the Iowa Republican Party earlier this month in which he mocked an Obamacare provision for being burdensome and silly. Paul ridiculed the health law for forcing doctors to use 122,000 new medical diagnostic codes for describing Americans’ injuries to the government, including for “injuries sustained from a turtle” and “walking into a lamppost.”’
“The new codes do, admittedly, exist. There’s just one problem with Paul’s claims — they were adopted by the George W. Bush administration, long before Obamacare was even being debated.”
"Members of Congress—whose average pay is $174,000 a year—are outraged by this. As they enjoy over $4.6bn in subsidized healthcare, travel and other government perks subsidized by taxpayers, these lawmakers bemoan the waste of government spending on the poor. They pledge fiscal discipline— pinching every taxpayer penny—on the backs of people living below the poverty level, as the lawmakers themselves count on up to $1.2bn in retirement benefits."