Thursday, January 31, 2013

Guns! And Slaves! And how to eliminate them both.

Paranoia's got no hold on me - Anthrax, Time
Last weekend, thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as "Ban Assault Weapons Now"  and "Stop the NRA" joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.

Of course, sane rational Americans, alliteratively called Gun Grabbers, outnumber the Gun Nuts by the Millions but the Gun Crazies are loud and violent.

The Internet Gun Crazies will not be bargained with nor dissuaded. No evidence, no number of dead children, no facts about the proliferation of guns and the causal link to gun homicide and gun violence will every move them. Debate them if you wish, but, it's best to ignore the Gun Nutters and Trolls. However, if, as is their wont, they send you veiled or unveiled threats report them to Law Enforcement.

The Second Amendment was designed by the Founders to allow Slave Owners to oppress and kill their property and put down Slave revolts.

Today, Slavery is alive and well. The American people are held in bondage to the Gun Industry. The chief apologist and lobbyist is the NRA. The NRA methodology has been to cultivate a state of panic and paranoia that without a gun you're going to get robbed, raped and killed in America. There's also the Gun Industry taunt that without a big gun you aren't a man.

The fact is the proliferation of guns is driving homicide, deaths and injuries in this country. We are awash in firearms. 300,000,000 at least.

The NRA, Gun Nuts, and the Gun Manufacturers especially, don't want any discussion of guns. Their Republican stooges have blocked the CDC from studying gun violence because you can't let the public know how many lives are destroyed by guns.

Gun Nuts also get mad when anyone points out that other Gun Crazies are broadcasting their intent to murder Americans with their guns. Or when a Murderer guns down an innocent person who accidentally and innocently drove onto his driveway because the NRA and Faux News have told the Gun Nuts that every brown skinned person is a potential terrorist.

One of the key flaws in NRA and Gun Crazies "thinking" is that the conclusion is that because of the 2nd Amendment we can have no restrictions or limitations on weapon ownership. If a 14 year old wants bring a piece to school to "protect himself" from bullies. I don't see an age limit in the 2nd Amendment.

If Gayle Trotter wants to argue before the US Senate that AR-15's aren't enough firepower to take on the 3-6 hardened criminals who are attacking mothers everywhere in the United States and wants to add a Colt M203 to the weapon for launching 40mm grenades then what part of a "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED??!?!??!??" don't you Gun Grabbers understand?

That interpretation of the 2nd Amendment is Not Rational nor ConstitutionalFormer Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren Burger, a conservative appointed to Chief Justice by Richard Nixon, said of  the idea that the second amendment confers an individuals right to own a gun, 
"the second amendment has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, ever perpetrated on the American public by an interest group in my lifetime."
Even the two most recent SCOTUS cases of McDonald v. Chicago and District of Columbia v. Heller included majority decisions which stated the Right-to-Bear-Arms is not unlimited.

Nonetheless, the way to get rid of Guns is to go after the Gun Makers and the Gun Industry. They have flooded the nation with 300,000,000 weapons. Until we stem the flow of weapons all of our efforts will be the equivalent of digging out from an avalanche.

We need to treat them as we would Heroin producers and Drug Lords. The Gun Industry is a Drug Cartel and their product is having a worse impact on Society than Heroin.

But, make no mistake the NRA's arguments aren't the Protection from Tyranny bullshit spewed by the racist chicken hawk cowards who want to murder blacks, "leftists" and everyone they perceive to have taken their country from them.

Wayne LaPierre's two main proposals to curb gun violence were the most intrusive Big Government idea since Prohibition. LaPierre wants a Federal Database documenting every possible American's medical problems and want armed Government Workers patrolling every School in the Nation.

Of course, the Gun Crazies ignore this because the NRA has so duped them that they would support the biggest tyrannical over-reach of Government because Right-Wingers love Slavery..

But, while it makes little sense to go after law-abiding Gun Owners because we shouldn't, proliferation makes any sort of Weapon confiscation impossible. Of course, every time there's another Gun Massacre, get Republicans on record defending the right of the Murderer to have his weapons. 

Such as when the Republicans defended the rights of Criminals and those on the FBI's Terrorist Watch List to buy as many weapons as they want and not be burdened with those pesky background checks.

So, by focusing on Gun Makers we can force Republicans to reveal that they and the NRA don't care about Americans or the Constitution and are owned by the Gun Industry while merely interested in keeping the flow of money to the coffers of the Gun Industry. Republicans don't represent the United States. They are the Party of the Old South Risen Again.

As such, the Republicans have taken to looking back to the Constitution. Not the US Constitution but the Confederate States of America version;
Language promoting "the general welfare" was omitted, while the right to own slaves was explicitly guaranteed although foreign slave trade was forbidden). 
To guarantee Southerners their much-desired states' rights, the federal government had no authority to levy protective tariffs, make internal improvements, or overrule state court decisions, while states had the right to sustain their own armies and enter into separate agreements with one another, and were given greater power in amending the constitution.
Nullification and State's Rights are vogue for Right-Wingers once more.
From the Mississippi governor to lawmakers in Texas, Missouri and Wyoming, even local sheriffs in Oregon and Kentucky, many of those who oppose the president's proposal believe it is within their legal right to not only refuse to enforce federal legislation, but to make it a crime for a federal agent to try and enforce the law in their states.
Senator Chuck Grassley and Undead Ann Coulter both have pushed racist bullshit that conforms to the bullshit prejudices of Right-Wing Dupes, Tea Party Terrorists and Gun Crazies by declaring gun violence is "black violence on blacks". Because the Republicans are the Party of Bigots and Racists.

But, while I am for a strict Originalist Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, Gun Nuts can have as many muzzle loading Blunderbusses and cutlasses as they desire, We, the People have to deal with the real world problems caused by the proliferation of firearms.

So, start by removing the indemnity George W(orst President Ever) Bush and the Republicans granted Gun Manufacturers and Sellers have against law suits. Every family destroyed gun should embark on a class-action lawsuit against the Gun Maker. 

Anytime a gun is used in the commission of a crime the Manufacturer, Seller and Buyer should be potentially liable. And if those companies are put out of business they have only themselves to blame.

Gun makers and sellers enjoy the profits of selling weapons make them responsible for the carnage that flows from their trade, until they begin to police the proliferation of their product.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Illinois passes Drivers License's for Undocumented Immigrants

Governor Quinn signed into law the Illinois State Legislature bill which will allow Undocumented Immigrants to apply for valid State Driver's Licenses starting October 1, 2013.

This is a fantastic development. One of the most worthless arrests I have to make is a No Valid DL. Sans another violation (DUI, Reckless Driving, Speeding 30+ over, No Insurance, Texting in a School Zone, etc...) it's a huge waste of time and resources. And not just for me, but for all the associated Circuit Court Persons.

What this will accomplish is multi-fold. First off thousands of residents in Illinois will now have proper identification. With valid licenses they will be able to acquire insurance and be held liable for minor traffic infractions and accidents.

Additionally, they won't compound minor accidents or violations with a panicked desire to flee the scene.

Now, Right-Wing morons are livid over this citing their fantasy scenarios of Voter Fraud and their general fear of the Brown People but, the Totalitarian Right should applaud this for a number of reasons.

Right-Wingers, with their inherent distrust of Government, should be against arbitrary political boundaries being used to make people "criminals". And as all conservatives are Totalitarians they should applaud the identification process.

However, Right-Wingers are easily lead by their Corporate Controllers. Corporations and Plutocrats love "illegal" immigrants but want their Right-Wing stooges angry at them.

Corporations have always used the immigrant worker to undercut and control the American worker, in a multitude of ways. Plutocrats get to drive down wages and control employment opportunities while displacing Nativist anger at the incoming immigrant as opposed to the Business which happily employs the "illegal".

Also, Corporate interests are best served by having a ready supply of non-citizens because they can exploit them easily. Citizens in America have rights, benefits and protections. "Illegal" immigrants are a a dime a dozen and can be tossed aside if they get hurt or fired if they step out of line.

So, expect the usual round of Right-Wing Outrage and racist ignorant screeds but this is a win for Justice and Law in Illinois.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Turning the US Senate into the Polish Seym

The Golden Freedom, which the magnates defended with every bit of chicanery and power they commanded, was the freedom of the few to oppress the many... ~ James A. Michener's, Poland
In the novel Poland, Michener describes how the "incredible liberum veto, by which one man in a Seym (parliament) of hundreds could negate and prorogue the entire work of the Seym by merely crying 'I oppose!' was a major cause of Poland's disappearance from the map of Europe". 

The Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom was "partitioned" out of existence by Prussia, Austria, and Russia during the 18th century by subverting the Polish Parliament.

Polish Magnates (Representatives) were bought off by the foreign nations to obstruct and Filibuster any and all reforms in the Parliament. Then having stymied and brought the Nation to a standstill they simply moved in and did as they pleased.

Filibuster Reform in the US Senate has apparently being undermined. The current Unconstitutional rules adopted by the Senate allow for secret holds, opposition and obstruction by singular Senators who cry 'I Oppose!'

The Republican Senators abusing this Unconstitutional rule are doing so for the Plutocracy and Powerful Interest Groups who own them.

The Agreement reached this Thursday morning would permit a Senate majority to bypass the filibuster on a motion to proceed to debate with the condition that either a group of senators on each side of the aisle agrees, or the minority is guaranteed the chance to offer amendments.

The new rules limit debate time for sub-cabinet and district court nominations and reduces the number of required hours between cloture and final confirmation from 30 to two. It also lowers the number of cloture motions required to go to conference with the House.

“This does very little to change how the Senate as a body functions,” said a pro-reform Democratic aide. “After these small changes the Senate will operate much the same way as it did yesterday.”

Like the Polish people of the 18th century We, the People are being held hostage to the whims of Rapacious Moneyed Predators. And the Plutocracy's Senators will stand up and oppose any efforts which hamper the efforts of the Rich to sink their talons deep into Us and drain the American populace of their Money and Lives.

Of course, the Partitioning of Poland did have a positive impact on American History as numerous Polish Officers came to the US and provided The Continental Congress and George Washington with an experienced Officer Core. Including, Chicago's favorite Polish Count Casimir Pulaski, the "Father of American Cavalry".

Arizona Republican White Power! Celebrate the White Man's Burden
Here in Chicago we celebrate Casimir Pulaksi Day. All across Cook County government offices are closed, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Public Library, Springfield Public Schools, and Illinois state-wide public and private schools are closed as well. Wisconsin (the whole state) also closes on Pulaski Day. According to Arizona Bigot Tom Horne, Illinois school districts are inconsistent with American Values for honoring a foreigner.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How Dare the Government interfere with Boeing! The Free Market is Always Superior!

"Corporations are people, my friend."
If Boeing 787 Dreamliners fall out of the Sky, then it's up to consumers to have the freedom to choose whether or not they would fly on them! The Free Market does everything better! Governments interfering, by grounding all 787's, is just Socialism. 

Regulations are Marxist. Caveat Emptor!

It appears the problems with Boeing's 787 are more than just minor winkles to be ironed-out and are indicative of a deep-seated flaws stemming from a desire to skimp and do all facets of production on the cheap.

Corporations don't want a Free Market. Boeing, especially doesn't want a Free Market. They want the semblance without the substance.

Boeing exists because of the machinations, under-handed deals and Government contracts especially over the last decade.

In 2001, Boeing moved it's Corporate HQ to Chicago, Illinois. Boeing brought all of 500 employees from the Seattle Sprawl Complex because then Governor George Ryan pushed the Illinois Legislation for a 20 year property tax exemption and $56,000,000 in tax subsides from the city and state. Boeing now has the backstop of special tax structures crafted for Corporate Welfare to fall back if they somehow incur a tax liability.

Boeing has repeatedly pulled stunts like this before. On January 4 2012, Boeing announced it was moving Air Force tanker work out of Kansas to other U.S. plants and closing its Wichita operation next year.
In 2008, Boeing asked Kansas officials to help win a $35 billion contract for 18 Air Force tankers. Wichita's Mayor Carl Brewer says Kansas had a long history of coming through for Boeing. Boeing received 650 tax breaks over the last 30 years and $3.5 billion dollars in bonds from Kansas.
One Boeing press release claimed 'Tanker Win Would Bring 7,500 Jobs, $388 Million to Kansas.' However, after securing the $35 Billion Dollar contract from the US Government and and getting special tax dispensations from Kansas Boeing continued their Race-to-the-Bottom and left the workers in Kansas high and dry.

What Corporations want from Government are negligible taxes, lax financial laws and no regulations.

It's part of the Myth of Self-Regulation. When Corporations are allowed to regulate themselves they use their connections in Government to receive Special dispensations and unfair advantages.

Corporations allowed to regulate themselves use shoddy construction materials and eliminate safe-guards and safety systems as was demonstrated with BP's Deepwater Horizon platform.

Corporations allowed to regulate themselves, lie and have actors pretend to be Doctors to promote the benefits of their products, as Tobacco Giants did for decades.

The Republican Party has been propagating the Myth of Self-Regulation for decades. Basically, that if the insidous government wasn't strangling Businesses with onerous regulations the engine of Capitalism would operate at 100% efficiency. It's as big a fraud as Perpetual Motion Machines. And designed for the same reason; to dupe and swindle Americans and transfer billions from the Poor to the Rich whom the Republicans slavishly serve.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

To Arms Second Amendment Heroes! Conservatives make plans to "shoot people". Most Likely, on Gun Appreciation Day.

Get Ready. Gun Appreciation Day is on 01/19/13. Conservatives are not hiding their intentions. Like a poor fighter, Right-Wingers are "telegraphing" their next move. Molon Labe.

Gun Nuts, Right-Wing Second Amendment Heroes and the simpering Republican Party are actively pushing for a violent shooting Civil War. If Gun Nuts have their way, 01/19/13 will be the start of their Campaign of Murder and Gun Violence.

The CEO of Tactical Response James Yeager a Tennessee-based company declared he is "gonna start killing people."
"I'm not fucking putting up with this," Yeager declared in a Youtube Manifesto posted Wednesday. "I am not letting my country be ruled by a dictator. I'm not letting anybody take my guns. If it goes one inch further, I'm gonna start killing people."
It turns out Yeager's Blackwater-lite accreditations are false. It also turns out that when Yeager was in Iraq as a Contractor he froze, ran and hid during his one firefight.
Yeager would later write in a personal account of the incident. As more bullets chew into the cars, another voice can be heard on the tape shouting "Drive, drive, drive!" But no car moved. 
Yeager "punched the gas to the floor and the engine raced, but the car stayed stationary." The ex-cop had forgotten that the car he was driving had a manual shift, and had failed to engage the clutch or the gears. 
Yeager, unable to see the attackers, blasted away pointlessly at a barricade before running to take cover in a ditch on the opposite side of the road.
Isn't that just typical. Big Tough Talking Gun Nut at home was worthless when actual bullets began to fly.

Child-Raping Chicken hawk Coward Ted Nugent is back comparing Domestic Terrorists and himself to Rosa Parks.
"There will come a time in America where Gun Owners will be Rosa Parks and we will sit in the front of the bus."
I'm still waiting for Nugent to suck-start a 9mm and fulfill his vow of being dead after President Obama won re-election.

Two Portland Oregon Gun Nuts decided to exercise their Second Amendment Rights by walking around Downtown Portland, near shops and stores, with AR-15s slung across their backs.
Portland police identified the men as Warren Drouin and Steven Boyce. The men told officers they were hoping to educate the public about gun rights. Drouin said he hoped people would approach them and talk to them, instead of calling police.
I'd like to ask a "responsible gun owner" what is the difference between these two and James Holmes or Adam Lanza just prior to their mass murders?

The only difference is Intention. Please show me how someone can know Drouin and Boyce's intention by merely looking at them. I see a person strolling around brazenly carrying a rifle I assume he is planning on using said rifle. And Mister Gun Nut, openly displaying his rifle, wants people to approach him and talk? Is Drouin so absorbed in his 'ITS MY RIGHTS' or just dishonest?

Former USMC Corporal Joshua Boston let Senator Diane Feinstein know that he "will not have some woman" telling him he can't have his guns. For being 8 years in the Military Corporal Boston seems to have failed to grasp the concept of Civilian-controlled Military or the whole "Well-Regulated" verbiage actually written in the Second Amendment. But, hey when you're a willing pawn of the Gun Manufacturers and Military-Industrial-Complex, as former Cpl Boston is, you won't let some woman who never wore the EGA make "regulations"!!!

66% of the Residents of Virginia want an armed Police Officer in every school. Where do they think the funds are going to come from? Do they think the Department of Justice is going to just send them a check? Eric Cantor declared he wouldn't provide emergency government funds for the residents of Joplin, MO after the horrendous tornadoes and 67 Republicans voted against funding for Eastern Seaboard residents after Hurricane Sandy.

Under Republican tutelage DOJ has routinely slashed funding for State and Local police work. In Wisconsin, DOJ used to provide money for the 3 Wisconsin crime labs to conduct specialized forensic work. Because of Right-Wing budget cuts Wisconsin no longer conducts this work.

Conservatives and Republicans want Americans afraid that when the "Tyranny" becomes to much for the Insane Gun Lovers they will engage in Violence and will invoke their Liberal-Hunting Permits, indulge in their murder fantasies and begin shooting the "Moochers", the Poor, those Scary New Black Panthers and "Leftists" who've stolen their country from them.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

No Austerity! No Fix-the-Debt. No more Too-Big-To-Fail! The Rich are naught but Fire-Breathing Wryms.

Smaug the Magnificent was listed as the Richest Fictional Character in History in 2012.

J. R.R. Tolkien wrote of Smaug that when Bilbo Baggins took a small chalice from of "his" hoard Smaug's Rage was the kind which "is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy lose something they have long had but never before used or wanted."

Plutocrats are fire-breathing Wyrms, destructive nearly invincible forces which don't create but destroy and steal hordes of Capital which they proclaim to be theirs. They are destroying people's lives and livelihoods in pursuit of profits.

The Plutocracy believe the Government should exist for One Purpose with Two Basic Powers; To Protect their Property by 1) Quelling Domestic Dissent and 2) Opening up Foreign Markets for their Use.

Of course, everything else is "Unconstitutional" or "Socialism".

The SEC needs to adopt a Financial Transaction Tax, such as the one the U.S. Government had the federal level from 1914 to 1966. And the state of New York, in conjunction with the New York City from 1905 to 1981.

Such a fee won't hurt Grandmas stocks or minor investors. But what it will do is curb the rapacious behavior of Wall Street and the Banking Criminals who conduct billions of trades a second to manipulate the Stock Exchange.

Did you ever wonder why, in the midst of the Computer Age, the center of the American Financial World is still Wall Street? It's because large Banking Giants have located untold numbers of Terrabyte sized Massive Server in Warehouses geographically close to the NYSE in order to gain a pico-second advantage over other Financial Monsters.

Banking Criminals are not limiting their thievery to merely electronic wizardry but are still engaging in the time-honored traditions of Currency Manipulation and Money Laundering for Criminal Gangs, Terrorist Organizations, Rogue Nations as well as American Plutocratic Cheats.

Just 3 years ago UBS agreed to pay a $780 Million dollar fine to avoid `criminal prosecution and to keep the names of 52,000 American criminals, who illegally sheltered monies in Switzerland, secret. 

Now UBS has been ordered to pay other $700 million to $1.5 Billion for it's criminal involvement in the LIBOR currency manipulation.

HSBC was convicted of LIBOR currency manipulation and was fined $1.9 Billion in December 2012. HSBC was one of 7 Banks which routinely laundered money for International Drug Lords, FARC terrorists and Al Qaeda and Iran.

The second oldest Bank of Switzerland, Wegelin founded in 1741, has agreed to pay $58 Million in fines to the US Government because,
The bank had admitted to allowing more than 100 American citizens to hide $1.2bn from the Internal Revenue Service for almost 10 years.
Otto Bruderer, a managing partner at the bank, admitted that Wegelin had sheltered US clients from tax between 2002 and 2010, and said it was aware that its conduct had been "wrong". 
Mr Burderer's further admission that assisting tax evasion was common practice in Switzerland has caused huge concern among the Swiss banking community, according to the BBC's Switzerland correspondent, Imogen Foulkes. 
The Rich are Rich because, like Dragons, they've stolen Billions from poor working people across the planet for Generations. Banks, like UBS, HSBC or the defunct Wegelin merely made the theivery easier by providing the paperwork and structural apparatus. But, when it comes down to it, the Rich are Fire-Breathing Wyrms willing to burn everything to enjoy the fruits of others labors.

Back here in US there exists a ripe plum which the Rich Wyrms have been salivating over for decades. 

Social Security is one of the last depositories of easily accessible capital waiting for the Capitalists to swindle it into their private bank accounts. If George W. Bush and the Republican Congress had succeeded in 2005 of "privatizing" Social Security, $2.5 Trillion would have vanished in 2007 and 2008. Poof. Manipulated away. Gone just like the equity in your homes thousands of pensions and retirement investments swindled via criminally toxic Goldman Sachs assets. 

Like Smaug The Rich! Want! That! Horde!

Rich Wyrms hope people are foolish enough to believe that cutting their own meager earned-benefits is the way to help the Nation.

However, the Rich don't recognize National Interests. They are pan-National. All they want from America is lower and lower tax rates on Capital (with higher tax rates on Labor) and lax financial laws which give them the ability to move money quickly from one Nation to another.

A big component of their plan was revealed in the Fiscal Cliff Rigamarole. The Republicans and Fix-the-Debt wanted the ability to move Hundreds of Billions of off-shore profits made via wage slave labor into the US without any taxes. Calling it a Territorial Tax System. Once here they could realize Billions in profits from merely moving money around. It would have been a windfall for those who make money by the manipulation of figures not from creating jobs, building factories or inventing new products. But from Legerdemain.

And Fix-the-Debt is merely the latest in the effort of Corporate Moochers to fool the country once again. 

Corporations and Plutocrats are the biggest Moochers in World History. They've been hiding their stolen loot in off-shore tax havens and manipulating Stock prices and currency and engaging in sickening criminal acts all the while revealing in their Power and Magnificence. Believing they are Too-Big-To-Fail, just like Smaug.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Whose Side are You On? Gabby Giffords or Alex Jones?

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband NASA pilot Lt. Cmdr Mark Kelly have begun a Campaign Americans for Responsible Solutions against Gun Violence

Meanwhile, Alex Jones went on Piers Morgan Show and showed the True rambling, insane Face of American Gun Owners. Alex Jones, Zardoz LaPierre, James Holmes, Adam Lanza and the Murderers in Chicago are the Reality of Guns in America.

The "Argument" that Gun Laws would not have stopped Columbine or The Dark Knight Killings or the VA Tech Massacre, or the Northern Illinois shootings or the NRA-endorsed Newton Connecticut Killings or the Tinley Park Lane Bryant Murders or the latest 4 shot to death in Aurora, Colorado is used by the NRA and their Republican Allies in order to distract Americans from the facts about Gun Violence in America.

The Unrestricted Gun Violence Supporters continue to make the "Argument" that Gun Laws don't stop Gun Crimes.

How is this an Argument? When has any Law, in and of itself, ever stopped a Crime? 

Despite all the laws we have against Murder, Theft, Assaults, Vandalism and Tax Evasion these crimes continue to occur daily.

Since the Laws we have don't stop those actions does that mean we should ignore the crimes and abolish the Laws?

This is an Argument Gun Manufacturers have crafted. For the very simple reason that Gun Control hurts their profits. We have been flooded with Hundreds of Millions of Firearms. They make money as we are killed by their products.

The NRA exists to represent the Interests of Firearm Companies. Wayne LaPierre and The Republicans stand with and for the Rights of the Merchants of Death.

Who is representing the American People?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hillary Clinton's and Mark Kirk's Health

Senator Mark Kirk is back in DC for the 113th Congress. A year long arduous journey has brought him from the brink of death back to the US Senate.

Having spent a year undergoing intense physical therapy to relearn to walk and speech therapy to relearn speech after his brain was severely damaged I wonder if Kirk feels at all bad about his anti-Obamacare vote.

Kirk ran on this slogan in 2010, “I’m Mark Kirk and I can’t wait to vote against the health care bill next week.”

Probably not. Doctrinal Republicans never feel sorry for their I Got Mine-ism. Had Senator Kirk been a working man, a teacher, or an enlisted Veteran he'd have been bankrupted and probably forced to choose to discontinue therapy before competition if he had even had a Healthcare coverage plan which didn't seek to fire him for missing a year of work.

Of course, Senator Kirk committed a similar infraction to the one which resulted in Jesse Jackson Jr. expulsion from Congress, in that Senator Kirk used his campaign to funnel money to his then girlfriend, Dodie McCracken.
The girlfriend, Dodie McCracken, who works in public relations, has acknowledged receiving more than $143,000 in fees and expenses for her campaign work. A former live-in girlfriend, she is no longer romantically involved with Kirk, according to a campaign aide.

At the heart of the matter is Vertolli's assertion that the Kirk campaign may have improperly hidden money to McCracken by paying her through another company working for the campaign. Because the money was not paid directly to McCracken, her name does not appear in Kirk's federal disclosures.
But, Faux News doesn't ever have to cover anything, like Senator Kirk's health vis-a-vis his stance on National Healthcare or his financial improprieties, which will cause their mouth-breathing constituents to pause and reflect. IOKIYAR.

On the other hand, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has continued to be vilified and ridiculed for her Health problems. Because after all she's a Democrat, a Woman and a Clinton.

Merely having one of those qualities makes acceptable fodder for Right-Wing assassination fantasies.

Laura Ingraham laughingly declared Secretary of State Clinton's concussion was the "Immaculate Concussion"! See that's funny!!!

Even after the discovery of a life-threatening blood clot John Bolton, Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, Glenn Reynolds and other Right-Wing scum merchants doubled down and increased their despicable month long smears about Hillary Clinton.

Toxic Conservative commentators know the truth. They can spout off their heinous theories and it feeds and enflames their audience instead of alienating them. Despicable conservative liars will, of course, claim 'Both Sides Do It!' and that's bullshit.

No one was claiming Dick Cheney's multiple heart attacks were too avoid testifying to the 9/11 Commission (Remember that whole 9/11 thing?) or the Iraq War WMD lies. Yes, Comedians joked that Dick Cheney's stole the hearts from the breasts of children to extend his despicable war criminal life but, major networks didn't bring on guest after guest (including high-ranking former Federal Government employees) to laugh and jibe about a potentially life-threatening medical condition.

If the Right didn't have False Equivalencies they'd have no Equivalence at all.

Faux News can never silence the Right-Wing extremists who espouse Clinton Conspiracy Theories because that is their audience.

The only Americans who continue to adhere to Right-Wing Ideology are bigots, sexists, religious fanatics and the Rich.

Conservatism is Terrorism.