Tuesday, January 31, 2012

American Capitalism and the Conservative Alternate Reality

As I've shown before it's not about projection or transference it's about self-delusion and self-conditioning.

Conservatives want to believe everything they hear on Faux News and every Did you see this conspiracy chain email they get, they want to believe the shit Republicans shovel into their heads daily. Now, beyond the endorphin rush of Deluding Themselves they are Right, it makes little sense why Conservatives allow themselves to be the dupes and rubes of the 1%.
"Not intended to be a Factual Statement..." Republican Party Motto.
Bill Maher recently had a segment proving what I've written about conservatives creating an alternate reality,
You know, Republicans have created this completely fictional President. His name is Barack X, and he's an Islamo-socialist revolutionary who's coming for your guns, raising your taxes, slashing the military, apologizing to other countries, and taking his queues from Europe, or worse yet Saul Alinsky.

And this is how politics has changed. You used to have to run against an actual candidate. But now you just recreate him inside the bubble and run against your new fictional candidate. That's how Bush won in 2004 - by running against John Kerry, a French war criminal.
Conservatives live in a fantasy world, an alternate reality, a pernicious bubbling cauldron of lies, propaganda, and schemes, populated by faked photos, insane liars and Michele Bachmann (although that is redundant).

Here are the Free Republic clowns proclaiming 'Ha ha! Jack Cashill's cheap photoshopped and manufactured image is final proof, the smoking gun, which proves we were right!'

Just like with the Forged Kenyan Birth Certificate anything which conforms to the Alternate Reality Right-Wingers dwell in is taken as fact while actual truth is annihilated in their mad rush to destroy Barack Obama.

Like that time Barack Obama spent $200,000,000 a day and had 200 US Navy warships escort him on a vacation to India. Well, at least that's what Michele Bachmann told Sean Hannity on Faux News!

Really why not lie? Conservative rubes aren't going to question anything, even when they know it's a lie, because they swallowed the Right-Wing Bullshit for so long for them to admit the Republican Party is a cesspool of bigots, thieves, cowards, imbeciles and liars who've used themfor decades is too hard to admit. So, they go along with the Right-Wing Liars, aiding their propagandists by conditioning themselves to believe that which is not true.

But, the Creation of the Conservative Alternate Reality wasn't for the sole purpose of making President Obama "A Ooooooonnnneeee Teeeeeeerrrrrrrrrm President!"

It was crafted so the 1% could have their Republicon Guard Dogs create a Corrupt System of Rampant Theft and call it Capitalism. “We need to defend the morality of the free enterprise system. We need to defend the morality of a system in American... That’s something we should be proud of," Paul Ryan murderous attack dog of the Plutocracy.

The Plutocracy's System requires a lot of defending. In order for the 1% to enjoy all they have stolen, it means certain facts about America's History need be voided or erased.

The Tennessee Tea Party wants to "correct" the record about Slavery and the Genocide of Native Americans because an "awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.”
“There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee...that says, fool me once, shame on...shame on you. Fool me...you can't get fooled again.”
NJ Governor Chris Christie declared we didn't need a Civil Rights struggle, "I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South.” Just let the Rich White Guys take care of it!

So, Slavery, Suffrage, Jim Crow, the Plight of Migrant workers, Unions, Civil Rights, the profligate gambling of Wall Street all need to go. Never happened. Read Conservapedia for the True History!

But, these false assertions are treated as worthy of an actual debate instead of being summarily dismissed as hogwash and claptrap. But, that is whom the Republicon Dogs are defending the Right of Rich White Guys the 1% to continue to rob, steal, and oppress the 99%.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Visions of Newtradamus and the Romneyan Brain-Washing Maneuver

In the Vision of Newtradamus and with the help of the Romneyan Brain-Washing Maneuver, some people are worth more than other people.

Newt Gingrich's tax plan is truly evil. It's even worse than what the Great Newtradamus originally proposed. Newtradamus declared a vision of prosperity came to him! All will profit if only we have No Capital Gains Taxes, a Corporate tax rate of 12.5%, and a 15% flat tax for everyone else!

Now, if you wish Newtradamus would allow you to keep the current tax structure, but I don't know if that means the average worker would still be able to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or write off Mortgage interest. What the Great and Slimy Newt's plan does mean is the Super Wealthy who control and own the Republican Party would see their stolen loot skyrocket and Income Inequality would become irreversible.

Mr. Sheet Rock Layer who works 2500 hours (48 hours a week) and makes $50,000 would pay $7,500 in taxes if he took the flat 15% rate. But, the Thieves who call their Income deferred would really prosper. For instance, Willard Mitt's, The Romneyan, tax rate would plummet from his current 13.9% to 0.25% and he would pay a mere $56,000 in taxes on an Income of $21,600,000, a Quarter of One Percent.

It's a brilliant way of destroying the Social Safety Net and crippling the Government. It's not an accident. The goal of the Right-Wing has always been to shift the burden of the poor, injured, sick or downtrodden onto the hard-working middle class, while allowing the 1% to abscond with Trillions in tax dollars funneled to them via their Republicon Dogs.

Do you think Mr. 10 hour days is going to want any money going to the Moochers? Of course, not he's busting his ass! He's ruining his health, breaking his back and barely seeing his family. But, and this is the most important part of the Right-Wing Plan the Middle Class can never know who are the Real Moochers. The True Moochers and Welfare Recipients in this Nation are the Plutocrats of the 1%.

This is where the Romneyan Brain-Washing Maneuver comes into play.

Romney, like all the Vultures and Thieves with whom he congregates make No Contribution to Society. The Entire Financial Model of the 1% is, what they themselves call, Creative Destruction.

It's Creative all right, but it's not Creation, it's Destruction. Romney and his ilk make profits off of eliminating jobs, destroying American companies, polluting waterways destroying ecosystems and profiting off of the carnage they caused.

But, that's only the first part of the Romneyan Brain-Washing Maneuver. After destroying Americans lives, Mitt Romney moves hundreds of millions to off-shore accounts in Luxembourg or the Cayman Islands and then calls the rest of his earnings "Deferred Income" or "Capital Gains". Thus while making at least 400 times more than an average American, every year, Romney and the disgusting filth with whom he associates get to pay effective tax rates 1/2th or 1/3rd as much.

But, when this is pointed out, people get mad so the Romneyan Brain-Washing reaches it's conclusion, in which Willard Mitt and his fellow Thieves declare they actually pay 50% taxes. "All told it's really closer to 45% or 50%," Mitt Romney.

It's a lie of course, but Romney has supporters amongst the Actors over at Faux News who declare, "Who cares how much money he has???"

Everything the Plutocrats and their defenders tell you are lies. Corporations do not pay 35% taxes. Time and again it's shown Corporations don't pay anything in taxes
Seventy-eight of the 280 companies paid zero or less in federal income taxes in at least one year from 2008 to 2010. Thirty corporations paid less than nothing (Negative Tax Rates) in aggregate federal income taxes over the entire 2008-10 period.
Even more despicably these same Companies spent more on lobbyists and political donations,
Moreover, Public Campaign reports these companies spent about $476 million during the same period to lobby the U.S. Congress, as well as another $22 million on federal campaigns, while in some instances laying off employees and increasing executive compensation.
That is where Newtradamus and Romneyan prove most special. Regular Americans don't get fancy dinner dates and a $500,000 dollar line of credit from Tiffany's or a $25,000 dollar a month contract to "Not-Lobby" from Freddie Mac like Newtradamus.

We, the People don't have wealthy friends setting up an LLC or a PAC to funnel millions of dollars to our pockets as we've seen happen for both Newtradamus and The Romneyan. W Spann LLC, was formed in March 2011 by Cameron Casey a former comrade of Willard Mitt's at Bain Capital made a $1,000,000 dollar donation to Romney and dissolved in July 2011.

Sheldon Adelson, who literally makes his money off of gambling (remember no contribution to society) and his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson have each given a $5,000,000 million dollar donation to Newtradamus.

But, all of this can't distract the conservative rubes and dupes who slavishly slurp down all the filth the Republicans shovel to them during their nearly 20 debates. The right-wing dupes truly believe all they need to make millions of dollars like they're good friends Newtradamus and The Romneyan is lower taxes and getting those moochers off of Medicaid, foodstamps and welfare.

Meanwhile, the Vultures smile and Trillions flow to them.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Indiana and the March Back in Time

There's More than Corn in Indiana! There's also Ignorant Religious Fanatics and Slave Masters!
An Indiana Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 to send legislation endorsing the teaching creationism in public schools, to the super majority (37-13) Republican controlled Indiana State Senate. Senate Bill 89 allows school corporations to authorize "the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life" and specifically mentions "creation science" as one such theory.

State Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, who voted for the measure, said if there are many theories about life's origins, students should be taught all of them.
Ah! I can't wait for Norse-Creationism to be taught in Biology class! YMIR was the father of six-headed son that was nourished by a cosmic cow called AUDUMLA. Audumla fed herself by licking the salty rime-stone, until that stone was licked into a shape of man. Ye, but verily did WOTAN slay the Mighty Frost Giant Ymir and from his bones made the earth and from his blood made the seas and rivers and his skull became the Vault of the Heavens! ODIN!!!!!!!

But, wait there is more! Not to be outdone on the March Back in Time, the Indiana House voted 54-44 to pass one of the Right-To-Fuck-Over-Workers Bills. The Indiana Legislature has 3 bills (2 House and 1 Senate) which contain language making it illegal to be part of a Union or Labor Organization. These bills are so bad that even the NFL Players Association condemned the right-to-work bills in a Jan. 6 statement, calling it “a political ploy designed to destroy basic workers’ rights.”

And you thought the train had pulled away from the Pullman Shanty Towns forever! This is how Corporate evil works, little by little they undermine hard-fought gains until the you wake up and your Rights as a worker are gone.

You really think you're going to negotiate paid-sick leave and a salary increase? You think your complaints about unsafe working conditions are going to stop the Company from putting you in harms way? Just ask the 29 dead workers at the Msssey Energy Upper Big Branch Mine or the 11 dead Oil Rig workers on the BP Deepwater Horizion Off-Shore Rig?

Once Corporations get the power to pay you slave wages that's exactly what you are going to get. Don't like it? You're fired! Combine this with Republicons working to steal Social Security, unfund Medicaid, eliminate Medicare, and roll-back Obama Cares the vast majority of Americans are looking at being chained as Serfs and Wage Slaves to the 1% Neo-Feudal Industrial Machine.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Barack Obama already ranks among the Greatest US Presidents

President Obama has been one of the best Presidents America has ever had. After Barack wins re-election in 2012 his second term will cement him in the Upper Echelon. Having Barack Obama as Our President makes me proud to be an American again.

To think of the destruction Obama was handed from the Worst President In US History George W. Bush and then having to face the Second Civil War as the Republicons in Congress made their Only Stated Policy Goal of 'making him a One-Term President'

But, even facing the daily lies from Faux News, the destructive anti-American policies of the Punk-Ass GOP, the smears from Right-Wing funded think tanks and the blubbering of ponderous Toxic Right Wing Radio Commentators declaring "I Want Him to Fail." President Obama arrested the collapse of the Nation and set us upon the Path towards a more perfect, equitable Union.

It won't be easy to create a Better America. The Republicon Congress has no intention of helping America. For 3 years the Right-Wing has been harming America and hurting Americans in an Campaign to Blame Barack for their torching of the Country. The Evil Stain on the Nation, that Party of Bigots and Thieves, the GOP will stop at nothing to beat down the People and serve their Plutocratic Masters.

Additionally, the Alternate Reality sewn in the minds of the duped and ignorant rubes who vote for Republicons is working. Self conditioning Right-wing bloggers, who've absorbed so much propaganda, continue to furiously try to downplay the Massive Achievements of Barack Obama the Great.

The State of the Union Address was Epic. Obama covered many of the things, but not all, we Liberals wanted to hear. It's a repudiation of Conservative Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining Prosperity Reaganomics. Obama's call for the Government to step up and reign in the murderous Oil Companies, the greedy and viscous Hedge Fund Vultures, to create a sensible economic policy, a return to investing in American jobs, and an end to the Era of the Greedy 1% served notice.

More needs to be done after Obama's Victory in 2012. An End to the Phony War on Terror, especially in Afghanistan but also the drone attacks in and around HOA, a solution to Gitmo, higher taxes on Thieving Disaster Capitalists, a transaction tax on Wall Street, a Single-Payer Medicare Option for All and more. But once we Liberals Stand Behind Our President and get him re-elected the Sun will again Shine on America the Beautiful.

The fantastic David Corn over at Mother Jones writes Obama's SOTU,
With this speech, Obama forcefully presented a view of the nation and the tasks at hand that positioned him as a can-do, patriotic, forward-looking optimist against obstructionist Republicans with a dark take on the nation's prospects. He pitched government policies that would bolster middle-class security: job-training programs, tax credits for college tuition and repatriating jobs to the United States, mortgage refinancing, research-and-development spending, and measures to boost domestic manufacturing. "Take the money we're no longer spending at war," he declared, "use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the rest to do some nation-building right here at home."

Due to this shift, the 2012 race is shaping up as a titanic face-off between a president who advocates using government to bolster the economy and address inequities and Republicans who have one answer to everything: Smother government and let the markets run free. In his speech, Obama called for "great projects." Republicans call for no projects—that is, nothing outside the private sector. This is a damn clear contrast.
Damn Clear contrast David and a damn clear choice, Barack Obama the Great or a Republicon slug.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

13.9 Mitt Romney's tax rate is also the Percentage of votes he'll receive in 2012

Poor Unemployed Mitt Romney released his 2010 tax return which showed he paid $3 Million in taxes for the $21.6 Million he reported in income. Coincidentally, 14%, about 45 million votes, is roughly the number of Americans who would choose Mitt Romney for President.

On the Other Hand, in 2008 Barack Obama garnered 67 million popular votes in 2008 and in 2012 if his opponent is Out-of-Touch Vulture Romney or Three gods/Three wives Newt Gingrich, President Obama will earn 100 million popular votes.

Mitt Romney, probably has no idea what hit him this year. Having lived a life of ease and comfort, effortlessly sliding back-and-forth between work as the Disaster Capitalist at Bain Capital and Government Romney no doubt expected to be able to buy the Presidency and reward his family, cronies and Corporate criminal allies with huge amounts of stolen taxpayer dollars.

But, as the country and American people struggle to overcome the damage wrought by President Bush and the Republicon Recession people became aware the Trickle Down Financial System and American Capitalism is rigged against them. It is a system rigged to aid the 1% and their marionettes in the Government. While the 99% only feel the trickle of the Piss Down Our Backs from the 1%.

Ahhhh ah ah ah! Birtherism Can Never Die!

It is Here to Stay!

The Birthers are clear evidence that a large segment which supports the Republican Party are Racists.
Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi in Georgia has ruled that President Obama must appear in court and prove himself American. On Friday, 01/20/12, Judge Malihi denied a motion for dismissal of a subpoena that requires the President to attend. The hearing is set for Thursday.
This further illustrates that Right-Wingers see what they want to see. It has nothing to do with Obama's policies. It has everything to do with the color of his skin. Prove Yourself.

When the obviously Fake Kenyan Birth Certificate was posted online in 2009. Soviet-born Birther Madam Orly Taitz, World Net Daily and the Birthers declared Victory!

Even after President Obama shamed the right-wing bigots and those who were happily riding the racist wave to anti-Obama by asking the State of Hawaii to release the Long Form Birth Certificate. Joseph Farrah, of World Net Daily, declared, "How long will it take to see him frog-marched down Pennsylvania Avenue?" Farrah wants the President of the United States frog-marched because he is convinced Obama wasn't born in the United States. And what is evidence compared to Farrah's beliefs?

Orly Taitz the Birther Madam is Soviet. Righties have claimed for decades to be the Party that's tough on Communism and yet, here comes a woman with a conspiracy they want to believe and so a vast majority of them are believe what a KGB Agent says about the President of the United States.

It's about Right-Wingers want to believe. Actual facts and evidence will never break through the Birther or Conservative Alternate Reality.

Mike Huckabee is very, very very Birther-Curious. Huckabee is a big figure in the Republican Party and, of course is paid by Faux News, but when he's not busy pardoning cop killers Huckabee has made multiple declarative statements that he believes Obama is a foreigner. Huckabee's latest lie came about when he rallied to defend the Poor Little Rich Vulture Mitt Romney. Huckabee's advice to Romney was to release his tax returns, "when Barack Obama releases his college transcripts and the copy of his admission records to show whether he got any loans as a foreign student.” President Obama got aid as a Foreign Student! But, while this lie was begun via a 'Did ya hear about? Just passing this along' right-wing chain email it doesn't matter.

And how did Barack Obama get into Harvard and Columbia anyway? Birthers and Conservatives claim by Affirmative Action. Prove Yourself Obama!

The Right will never stop with the Republican Foreign Born monstrous birther lie because it assuages their souls and their base is comprised of bigots and racists. That is the modern conservative today. The constant stream of lies is a valuable strategy for Republicans. Not only does it conform to what conservatives want to believe, even if all the lies are shown to be lies the alternate reality set up in conservative's minds will never be shaken. The Alternate Reality they want to believe is more important than any evidence.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mark Kirk suffered a Stroke

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk suffered a terrible stroke which required brain surgery. From a Spokesman for Senator Kirk,
On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck. He was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where further tests revealed that he had suffered an ischemic stroke. Early this morning the Senator underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain stemming from the stroke. The surgery was successful. Due to his young age, good health and the nature of the stroke, doctors are very confident in the Senator’s recovery over the weeks ahead.
An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked. Senator Kirk had an 8 inch by 4 inch section his skull removed to help reduce swelling, this is called trephining, one of the oldest surgical procedures performed by mankind, dating back to the Neolithic era.

Of course, I hope the junior Senator from Illinois makes a full, strong and rapid recovery. I also Hope every American will have access to the type of medical coverage Senator Kirk enjoys.

But, under the Republicons unanimous support for Paul Ryan Deathcare, anyone in need of such a procedure would probably not be able to explain they have a Two-for-One Coupon for trephining and aftercare and even if they could Eric Cantor would demand any medical coverage for a poor person be offset with cuts in Food Stamps or Pell Grants.

But, that's okay because the Tea Party Voters have the answer, 'LET EM DIE!'

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.” And when asked by an audience member what he would do if the health care bill is passed and signed into law, Kirk said he would lead the effort to repeal it.

The XLVI Super Bowl brought to you by Non-Union Labor

The New England Patriots and the New York Giants will be playing in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on 02/05/12. The spectacle of the highest paid Union Members in the world playing in a state fighting to destroy Unions by adopting Right-To-Work-For-Less laws is a disgusting measure of the dirty lengths Republicons will delve to in their fight to service their Moneyed Masters.

I'm glad football players make as much as they do. We see as people get stronger, larger, faster and maintain a higher level of conditioning, the toll on these men's bodies and brains is horrendous. The average career is 3.5 years. As Derrick Mason stated at his retirement announcement this year,
"I leave it healthy and able to run and walk and not take a half-hour or 45 minutes to get out of bed."
But, while Indiana enjoys the financial fruits of the Patriots and Giants labor, Governor Mitch Daniels wants to restrict the rights, lower the wages and slash the benefits of workers in Indiana. Right-to-Work laws are nothing short of the 1% finding a way to get Government to outlaw Unions and enforce the 1% schemes of paying less and less for labor and avoiding deferred compensation or healthcare for their retired workers under the power of law. Information on the 3 Right-to-Fuck-Over-Workers Bills, Indiana HB 1028 and HB 1043 and Indiana Senate Bill SB 0395, proposed by the Indiana Legislature can be found at BadforIndiana.Org

In fact, if the 1% had their way, American Workers would have to ply their labor against Workers from around the world with the Plutocrats picking the lowest price, least benefits and ease of eliminating any worker who dared question his Neo-Feudal Lord. While we Wage Slaves gawk in awe as, Vulture Capitalists Stephen "Fuck Her" Schwarzman and Leon D. Black congratulate themselves for their "ingenuity" and "job creation skills" with Multi-Million Dollar Birthday Parties. It's the Global Race to the Bottom.

This has been the goal since the end of World War II when the Industrialists and their Multi-National Conglomerates saw an opportunity to get Governments to finance the construction of plants and factories in other Nations while they get to steal all the profits. They front no risk and reap all the rewards. And if the Nation the Corporate Monster invades gets uppity, say like Ecuador, then the Corporation takes to the IMF or WTO and sues them demanding Billions of dollars in blood money be forcibly extracted from the people.

But, it's not limited to foreign shores, the Vultures are more than willing to descend on your local town or use America's Favorite pass time to steal wealth. Lowe's got the Village of Schaumburg, Illinois to front the costs for laying the foundation, running the wires and plumbing to their store, got millions in "tax breaks" and when their store wasn't making as much money as they'd like, they simply up and left. Billionaire Hank Steinbrenner, extracted $1,200,000,000 Billion dollars in Taxpayer money to finance his baseball stadium while stating,
“Socialism, communism, whatever you want to call it, is never the answer.“
Of course, it works. If you're Rich.

It's the Goal of the Plutocracy. Push the burden of business onto the people while keeping the benefits for themselves. Socialize their Losses and Costs and Privatize the Profits.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Congratulations Tea Party! Your Arizona Hit Proved Successful

This is the Tea Party political slogan used against Giffords prior to the 2010 election:
"Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly"
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced she's stepping down from the Congress.
“A lot has happened over the past year. We cannot change that,” said Giffords, 41, in a video released by her office. She continued, haltingly: “I don’t remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice. Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery. So to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week.”
The Tea Party Massacre can claim another Victory. Sarah Palin can now take down the gunsights she placed over Giffords' District and declare "Mission Accomplished".

Thankfully, once Koch Industries and Dick Armey stopped running the buses, the hollow Tea Party shell collapsed and hasn't be heard from since the Arizona Tea Party Massacre.

And the next time we do hear from the Tea Party will be when they abrogate their supposed strongly held beliefs and dutifully line-up to vote as they are instructed.

"Don't Retreat! -Reload." Remember there is no Tea Party Orthodoxy - Disaffected

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Right-Wingers See What they Want to See

Clearly, this is not merely a problem amongst right-wingers, it's human nature to reach preconceived conclusions and then despite any evidence to the contrary cling to those conclusions. I choose righties because the conclusions they have reached concerning many problems facing the US these days are rooted in massive propaganda efforts by very powerful interests.

Conservatives are convinced gay people are self-loathing, atheists are angry, progressives are life-hating. For instance, here are the comments at my right-wing buddy Silverfiddle's blog Western Hero:
It's a revealing peek into the mind of a flamboyant self-loather.

why are Leftists so disgusting and such liars?

There is a strong undercurrent of self-loathing and life-hating in much of progressivism.

By using this to demonize Santorum aren't homosexuals kind of being self-hating? Why would homosexuals hate a frothy mix of lube? That is disgusting and shows how hateful liberal homosexual propagandists can be.
It's not projection. It's not a question of what conservatives believe about themselves. It's a question of what they want to believe about Liberals.

This level of belief about liberals helps support much of the right-wingers thought structure. Since, the GOP was founded by Abolitionists. Then, modern Republicans can't be racist and are the true champions of freedom. It's a great fallacious syllogism which right-wingers eat up.

Conservatives already know the Democrats *is* soft on defense. Ergo, Barack Obama is soft on Defense and mayhap with that name he loves America's enemies? So, it doesn't matter how many children Barack Obama orders incinerated via drone missile attacks or succeeding in getting Osama Bin Laden when George W. Bush failed for 8 years. Or as Senator Jim DeMint put the conservative drone-speak,
"It has been the most anti-business and I consider anti-American administration in my lifetime. Things that are just so anathema to the principles of freedom, and everything he has come up with centralizes more power in Washington, creates more socialist-style, collectivist policies. This president is doing something that’s so far out of the realm of anything Republicans ever did wrong, it’s hard to even imagine."
Nuuuuuuu, Ooooobama bad to business.... Uhhhhhh, Oooobama hate America....

It allows conservatives to similtaneously be outraged to the point of Impeachment towards Bill Clinton while blissfully ignoring or even embracing Newt Gingrich for the same transgressions.

Conservatives have preset ideas, nothing is going to dissaude them. Newt Gingrich is hardly a scion of "family values". He's been married 3 times. Each marriage has some bizarre and messy problems, numerous stories exist that Gingrich cheated mulitple time with numerous woman, but Gingrich is a Republican. So, look as the promenient Right-wingers leap to his defense:

"All it does, Sean, is incentivize conservatives and independents who are so sick of the politics of personal destruction, because it’s played so selectively by media, that their target, in this case Newt, he’s now going to soar even more,” Sarah Palin said. Palin is rather astute here, because Gingrich turned all questions about his rampant infieldity into an attack on The Lamestream Media and it worked.

Dennis Prager noted that Oskar Schindler was a married man with a mistress*.

Racist Limbuagh had to manueuver his ponderous infected asshole to Newt's defense while also employing the Punch-A-Hippie attack,
"Newt's a victim. We all are. Ours is the horniest generation. We were soldiers in the sex revolution. We were tempted by everything from Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice to Plato's retreat, Deep Throat to no fault divorce. Many of us paid the ultimate price."
But, the pièce de résistance has to go to Keith Ablow, employee of Faux News. Ablow's defense of Newt is sublime,
When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we'll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we'll want to let him go after one.
Hussah! One Gingrich Term per Wife!

Unfortunately, what Liberals have to realize is arguing facts with right-wingers is irrelevant. This is far beyond righties blithely looking past Gingrich's infidelity (or Cain's, or Sanford's or Larry Craig). It's far beyond IOIYAR. It's about the human condition. Once a person reaches a conclusion it is very hard to unseat them. And the the Very Powerful people who control the Right-Wing have been spending massive amounts of time and money pumping their rubes full of propaganda. We can see now that it has worked. The Right has fully embraced an Alternate Reality.
*- Prager actually used Schindler as a defense of Herman Cain.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Boeing's Welfare They Screw America and Republicans Help

Chicago based Boeing...Wait, why should we call Boeing "Chicago-based"? Yes, they have a nice skyscraper (it won the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois' "Most Innovative" Design Award) located along the River in downtown Chicago which they moved into in 2001. Boeing still retains their sprawling massive facilities along I-5 north of SeaTac International Airport.

But, the reason Boeing moved their International HQ to Chicago was a for millions in a tax dodge. Illinois gave tax breaks for the $170,000,000 million dollar building at 100 North Riverside Plaza and a special rate for their Corporate profits so they can engage in some special bookkeeping because nowadays the thing American Corporate leaders manufacture is legerdemain and accounting tricks to hide and obscure "their" money.

Anyway, one place we know Boeing is definitively not based out off anymore is Wichita, Kansas. On January 4th, Boeing announced it was moving the 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 $3.5 billion contract for 18 Air Force tankers. Wichita's Mayor Carl Brewer says Kansas had a long history of coming through for Boeing. In fact, Axelrod notes that Boeing received 650 tax breaks over the last 30 years and $3.5 billion dollars in bonds.
Boeing would have failed if it had to face the Free Market and only exists today as a Company because of the Trillions of dollars it has received in government assistance. Of course, when you're a Corporate Criminal like Boeing getting free money from the government just... isn't... enough... Boeing, the Corporate Criminals, admitted to stealing $644 Million via fraudulent contracts. That would be called stealing if you the regular person did it but a Corporate person named Boeing gets the nomenclature of fraud.

Boeing is a company who could never succeed except for Billions of tax payer assistance. As such, Boeing is basically a middleman. Their Corporate charter should require they abide by the the NLRB and all of the Government's rules but that would be SOCIALISM!

Where in the World are Mitt Romney's Millions?

Spurred on by One Angry Zebra, let's talk about the money Mitt Romney makes as Income. Romney has described his regularly taxed income of over $374,000 dollars as, "I get speaker's fees from time to time, but not very much."

Not Very Much! that's why a $10,000 dollar bet was such a lark to Vulture Romney. His walk in' around monies alone are more than 99% of Americans earn yearly. Mitt still won't reveal how many millions of dollars (20? 50? 100? more?) he has received from Bain Capital as deferred income which gets taxed at 15%. And every more disgusting comes the revelation that Mitt Romney has quietly spirited away millions to the Cayman Islands the one time Tax Haven Du Jour for the 1%. Remember at the end of the Bush Presidency some 52,000 American criminals moved under cover of the Republican White House untold Billions into secret Swiss Bank accounts at UBS.

So, it's not surprising Mitt Romney will not release his tax records because they will show everyone in America the kind of outright thievery Mitt has accomplished and how the Rich have revamped the Tax code to place the burden of the American Government squarely on the middle class and poor.

But, in reality, Mitt Romney's salary of $374,000 for "Speaking Fees" is a pittance amongst the Hedge Fund Vultures, that disgusting cadre of thieves, cutthroats and murderers with whom he associates.

Paul Singer, Steven Schwarzman and Mitt Romney aren't content anymore with merely blowing up American companies and carving off millions from their dead carcass or reaping bonuses just from the fired American workers' salaries. No, these members of the 1%, these butchers and thieves leverage entire Nations to fill their bloated bellies.

These men take hostage entire Nations. Using the WTO or the IMF or powerful international courts these Vultures steal millions in international charitable donations destined for those countries. And with Mitt Romney at the helm of the US, the 1% will be able to carve off the last and sweetest bleeding chunk (Social Security) from the American people pushing the 99% into perpetual Wage Slavery, undoing the last 125 years of struggle and entrenching the Neo-Feudalist Randian Dream State of Plutocratic Domination. Because remember it always comes back to THE RICH! WANT! THAT FUCKING! MONEY!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Frack Baby Frack! The Petroleum Pigs Newest Evil

Fracking, the process of forcing thousands of gallons of water and toxic chemicals at high pressure into Shale beds to extract Natural Gas reserves, is the latest indignity the Petroleum Pigs have unleashed upon people.

Like all problems with Oil Companies, the issue is one of sovereignty, they don't recognize anyone's and simply influence governments at all levels to give them a free hand This map of New York State shows the increasing number of Municipalities fighting to keep Fracking away.

But, Multi-National Oil Conglomerates don't care. They've been destroying ecosystems and people in Nigeria, Ecuador, Azerbaijan for decades why would they think of Americans as any different? For the destruction wrought by fracking is not going to affect them. It's well beyond NIMBY, it's not just the richest members of Oil Corporations, but most involved in the Oil business, who live outside the areas affected and don't come into contact with any of the toxic by products.

“Giving local governments the power to regulate would be the kiss of death for natural-gas development in New York state,” Tom West, an attorney in Albany who represents Denver- based Anschutz Exploration Corp. and other drilling companies, said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg News. Anschutz Exploration Corporation is owned by Philip Anshutz, a full-fledged member of the 1% the 34th richest person in America, and credited with the George W. Bush White House with killing the 2001 Kyoto Protocol and in 2010 used financial legerdemain to hide his obscene profits, until a U.S. Tax Court judge ruled he owed $94 million in taxes.

A member of the 1% who thinks Regulation is bad, is a tax cheat, and makes money off of Corporate Welfare. Hmmm, seems to fit a pattern.

A recent spate of earthquakes in the Youngstown, Ohio area are the direct result of fracking. But, don't worry because minor earthquakes are the least of your trouble if a fracking operation sets up near your home in Ohio.
The two Allardale Park gas wells were drilled by Wildcat Drilling LLC for Ohio Valley Energy, based in Austintown. The county park is east of the Mangans’ house and near the Bath Township border.

The wells, about 1,500 feet apart, were being drilled to a depth of 3,700 feet and cemented on the outside for environmental protection at the time that the Mangans’ problems surfaced. The vertical wells were then fracked.

On Sept. 29, 2008, Mangan and wife, Sandy, found that their drinking water well had gone dry at the same time that a company was drilling for natural gas at Allardale Park about a half mile away.

When the water returned to the Mangans’ well in five days, it had an unpleasant taste and a rotten-egg scent. It was salty. It bubbled. It contained methane gas and a gray slurry of cement.

Ohio Valley Energy drew headlines in 2007, after a house exploded east of Cleveland in Geauga County.
In Ohio, state lawmakers can overturn local ordinances. So even if you manage to band together within your local community and stave off the fracking wells. Philip Anschutz or some else of his 1% ilk is simply going to jerk the chain on their obedient lap dog Ohio Governor Republicon John Kasich and his slavish guardians in the Republicon dominated Ohio Legislature and get the rights to frack you. Frack Baby Frack!

The wells won't be anywhere near Kasich's Governor's mansion nor will they affect his speaking fees from the Cato Instiutite or Faux News position post-governorship. And Philp Anschutz is safely ensconced far away from water laden with benzene, gas, and any of the other toxic by-products of his evil hand.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Rich Rule so to be Poor is to be an Unperson

Seeking to cement his Title as President of the Plutocrats Mitt Romney related some of his favorite childhood stories, 'Once daddy told me To Be Rich is To Rule so in order to be as Rich as possible I began a career as a 'Job Cremator' because I like to able Fire, on a whim, the scared miserable plebeians who service me at my lesiure.'

The American Capitalist System is designed to impoverish a vast majority of Americans and enrich a very small few.

And still even so-called left-wing Media Villagers talk of Austerity programs for the Poor and Tax subsidies and bailouts for the Wealthy,
"This is just one piece, getting the money out of politics, the first step. But ultimately what's going to have to happen, and this is my little drumbeat, is that the American people are going to have to let members of congress go to Washington to make the tough decisions. To make the hard calls that are really going to be uncomfortable, maybe even painful," Jonathan Capehart.
Don't expect your Social Security funds to be there people, the 1% want it! You may find it uncomfortable. BUT, THE RICH! WANT! THAT! FUCKING! MONEY!

Medicare and Medicaid? Yeah, those are going away, too. Don't worry the amply rewarded Congress will still have programs they call Medicare it just won't help provide you with Medical Care.

Why would the 1% want programs which they have no need of? The 1% wants No Regulation and is involved in the Greatest Con Game in history, The American Capitalist Model, a system which privitazes profits and socializes losses. Everything else done by the Government is a effrontery.
"Because the education is a government function. Part of it is frankly because we have lousy teachers. Part of the reason we have lousy teachers is we have teachers union that say won't deal with those issues. So there are lots of reasons why education is not being properly handled in this country. But to me if I could think of one thing that would change it, it would be to change our system of education and make sure that our children were properly educated." - Mort Zuckerman,
No, Mort, you are incorrect. "Greedy teachers" are not to blame. They did not create Too-Big-To-Fail and the Military-Industrial-Complex. But, Zuckerman is a Billionaire (147th Richest) so of course he has nothing but animus towards Teachers as they do not properly instruct Americans to genuflect to him and the 1%.

And even if you had a scintillia of hope from your Congress member they're going to be kept in the dark.
On Thursday, the Fed released transcripts of its meetings in 2006, offering a new window into what was on the minds of some of the nation’s top economic and financial thinkers just ahead of the financial crisis and subsequent great recession. The transcripts, which are customarily released after five years, show that Fed leaders, armed with the best economic data available, had little idea of what was looming less than two years off.

Greenspan has acknowledged in recent years that he was “partially” wrong for allowing banks to operate without enough regulation.
The 1% are not content with making profits while paying for expenses like infrastructure or worker pensions. They've been getting their marionettes in Government to funnel them taxpayer dollars to cover the costs of their gambling. All the Corporations and Media talkers who intone the "Free Market" as a mantra actually want Government to cover their costs and provide them welfare.

And the 1% have enough right-wing rubes duped into carrying their banner of Corporate Corruption. Listen to every Tea Party demand, Regulation stifles Job Creation! The Free Market is best instrument for Capitalism! Privatize! Eliminate Capital Gains Taxes! Lower Taxes on Corporations!, they sound as if they were crafted in the criminal boardroom of Goldman Sachs and BP.

I would say all of the policies of Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining Economicshave failed, except they have not. They have succeeded brilliantly, as they were designed to, in transfer the bulk of the Wealth of Nations upward to the 1%. Since the advent of a Government which responded and aided the 99%, the 1% have been scheming for a Neo-Feudalist Revival.

And on cue, Republicans have explicitly demanded a Return to Feudalism.
New Hampshire House Bill 1580 is the product of a brainstorming session this summer between three freshman House Republicans: Bob Kingsbury of Laconia, Tim Twombly of Nashua and Lucien Vita of Middleton. "All members of the general court proposing bills and resolutions addressing individual rights or liberties shall include a direct quote from the Magna Carta which sets forth the article from which the individual right or liberty is derived."
It's all the part of the Con. It's not just the system of Debt, the Wage Slavery, or the billions-per-second trades by thousands of interconnected servers located physically next to Wall Street to gain that pico-second needed to rig the Stock Market. It's the fact that the Plutocracy has nothing in common and sees no reason to be part of the America populated by the 99%.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

LAPD Sheriff Deputy punches mentally challenged woman in the face

"Not all cultures are equal. Not all values are equal." ~ Michele Bachmann
Memo To Rahm Emmanuel: When the Police are your only tool everyone becomes a Perp. Video emerged of an LAPD Sheriff's Deputy punching a woman who is developmentally challenged. I try not to come to a conclusion of what the incident, in and of itself means, or judge the Deputy involved prior to all the facts coming out. The incident came about because the woman reportedly alarmed other people on the bus who dialed 911 because who else are you going to call?

Image is important.

Every Police Officer should be aware a punch oft times is not a good technique for handling a situation, punches aren't designed to get compliance from people. In almost all cases, punches appear to be abuse or an over-reaction. Read what the witnesses said the incident appeared like to them,
"Like they're tired of dealing with her..."

"I can't believe he didn't try to diffuse the situation at all..."
But, why is the Officer in this position at all? Because rich psychopaths who control the Government have deemed spending on Mental Health facilities to be SOCIALISM! Confrontations like this are are the result of the 1% Austerity programs which directly target facilities which are best suited and staffed to help people like this woman.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel's 2012 budget eliminates 7 of the 13 mental health facilities to save a few million bucks. Why? Because the 1% wishes it. They don't need society. The rich are Pyschopaths. So they especially hate mental health workers.

As Bachmann stated not all cultures are equal. Bachmann and her Republicon Ilk have spent decades coarsening American Society in the viscous pursuit of the Ayn Randian Dream-land, the elimination of programs and facilities to aid Americans, for their Plutocratic Masters. Now 21st century American society is the "richest nation in the world" where the poor and unfortunate are left on the other side of the river.

Police Officers should not be the ones tasked with regularly dealing with people suffering from reduced capacity or mental problems. The Mental Health of members of society needs to be addressed by that society. It's a measuring stick of the level of civilization.

And Our Civilization is rapidly declining thanks to the evil 1%, their Republican Marionettes and Austerity programs.

So, Chicago be prepared for more and more incidents like this as CPD is called in to handle mentally disturbed individuals and the Officers don't know what to do so they Taze him and he dies of excited delirium.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gold Showers on the EGA

"A fate worse than a fate worse than death... Sounds pretty bad." ~ Blackadder IV
The images and video of US Marines urinating on the corpses of (Al Qaeda? Taliban? Unidentified Pashtun Tribesmen?) has elicited the standard reaction of outrage and condemnation from the SecDef, Commandant of Marine Corps, Secretary of State and put into motion a full NCIS investigation of the video and every possible Marine involved from Camp Lejeune. This incident is rapidly degenerating into the Torture "Debate", wherein the Right-Wingers defend something completely wrong because our "enemies" do bad things thereby making it okay. Mainly because conservatives have no compunction about being evil.

Personally, I never understood how it was fine to kill someone but, the follow on act of "desecrating" their bodies was then deemed the actual violation of the Rules of War. This is no doubt because I am not a gentleman.

Marines should know War is a gentleman's pursuit because every new recruit is taught Marine Corps Officers back in the 19th century wore a Barracks Cover with the Quatrefoil embossed on top. Officers were deemed not-legitimate targets for sniper fire and had to have a distinguishing mark on top of their cover to inform snipers of their non-targetable status.

Other ridiculous Rules of War have been tried over the centuries, the infamous Vatican decision in 1139 the crossbow was too deadly a weapon and could not be used, except on Muslims. All the way down to the the Geneva Conventions of the 20th Century.

The currently accepted Geneva Conventions (Right-Wingers orgasmic love of torture notwithstanding) are really a way Large Armies can fixate and maximize their advantage over small armies. Only a foolish military commander would follow rules of war which ensure his destruction. The moment Al Qaeda begins to mass large troop concentrations for a pitched battle is the moment they are obliterated. Such a concentration, training grounds, depot, armory, motor pool would be spotted and targeted with a massive amount of airpower.

Our enemies would be exceedingly stupid to follow the Rules of War.

This latest incident won't change much. Besides not getting the slap-in-the-face Good Conduct Medal, these Marines will be punished for their crimes, but what can never be brought up is that War itself is a Crime. Jingoistic War Profiteers and Chicken Hawks make too much money off of war. It doesn't matter that War breaks minds and bodies, plenty more were they came from, but don't make the War look bad.

Thus the Afghan War will continue for a few more years (or 4 more years if Mitt Romney steals into the White House) and new Wars will be hatched by the Establishment and the 99% will suffer all the costs, fiscal, physical and mental for the profit of the 1%.

Golden Shower aficionado Dana Loesch, the St Louis Tea Party spawn of Andrew Breitbart, spoke on her radio show and declared "I want a million cool points for these guys" and "I'd drop trou and do it too..."

Loesch is given air time on CNN regularly and was deeply involved in the baseless smear campaign of the two University of Missouri-Kansas City teachers Judy Ancel and Don Giljum. And as for her "I'd drop trou and do it too..." line I don't remember ever seeing her skinny chicken hawk ass on the yellow footprints let alone in Afghanistan.

Related 2:
It is easy to tell when an action is absolutely wrong because all the right-wing, never served a day jingoistic chicken hawks come out in support of the action. Cowardly warmonger Mark Levin declared "count me in as staunch supporter" of the pissing Marines.

Related 3:
Now you can be absolutely sure the action is wrong, criminal and evil because Representative Allen West (known for torturing innocent Iraqis and trying to intimidate Congresswomen) has declared, “As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.” Yes, Congressman West how about reading the Bill of Rights.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

BP Commercials and Lawsuits and the Petroleum Pigs

"Are you fuckin' kiddin' me? You don't ever admit the existence of this thing. Ever!" ~ Frank Vincent, The Sopranos
BP wants you to know they destroyed the Gulf for Generations but, it's fine now. I'm actually surprised that BP ran a commercial during the BCS title game. I'm not surprised they choose to peddle their pablum to the mouth-breathers who breathe vicariously through student-athletes. Just that they would reference it at all.

The standard model for the rapacious evil Petroluem Companies has been to blame 'Mother Nature' let a spill fade into memory and then proclaim 'See it's all better now!'

BP's commercials portray a sublime Gulf, with sparkling beaches, reenergized businesses, smiling happy fishermen and pristine waters bursting with seafood. As the propaganda tells Us, 'BP is still here and isn't going anywhere.' So get used to your gulf shrimp and oil cocktail.

These commercials, only 20 months after the biggest criminal Oil disaster (that Americans have seen), should serve as a stark reminder of BP's absolute evil. But, Surprise America! The undying negligent Corporate Monster BP has been screwing the US and the World for decades in the pursuit of Oil profits.

Every now and again, a Petroleum Corporation has to step forward and receive the lash of public criticism, but the key for the Oilmen has always been to keep the game going. And they have honed their skills and refined their modus operandi for a century.

The Petroleum Pigs have some how convinced the American People, Natural Resources which belong to Us as a Nation, are theirs. So, they steal Our Oil and sell it for Their Profits and ensure whatever the damage to the land and people that occurs isn't their problem and they receive taxpayer funding to do it all. Profits Privatized, Losses and Costs Socialized. American Capitalism at it's finest.

Even when the victims of the Oil Monsters victims were nominal Americans, i.e. Native Alaskans and the land and seas destroyed were "U.S." territory, Americans could be relieved to know no lawsuits against Exxon would be heard as a result of the heinous unforgivable Exxon Valdez spill.
Although Alaska Natives may have suffered to a greater degree than members of the general public, "differences in the intensity with which a public harm is felt does not justify a private claim for public nuisance." . . . All Alaskans have the right to lead subsistence lifestyles, not just Alaska Natives.
Judge Russell Holland 03/23/94.

Fortunately, as long as the BP or Chevron or ExxonMobil or Royal Dutch Shell Group were destroying ecosystems and screwing people Overseas no problem! The Free Market knows best. Drill, Baby! Drill! I bet you didn't hear about the massive Oil spills from Royal Dutch Shell Group, the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez every year for 50 years or the fact it will take 30 years for the damage to subside and cost $1 Billion Dollars.

In South America, at least, the people are fighting back. President Rafael Correa, a U.S. and Belgian educated economist declared the debts forced on Ecuador by Vulture Capitalists and Corporate Oil Monsters to be illegitimate and that the oil and gas reserves in the country belong 100% to the People of Ecuador. This greatly angers the Neo-Feudalists and the Petroleum Pigs. Happily, the Ecuadorian Courts have ruled the overwhelming evidence of criminal negligence and evil tactics used by Chevron from 1964-1992 constituted a ruling of $18 Billion Dollars in damages.
The evidence against Chevron comes not only from plaintiffs, but also from Chevron's own experts and environmental auditors as well as independent third-party sources. The damages included a punitive component designed to punish Chevron for trying to sabotage the trial and threaten judges with jail time if they did not rule in the company's favor.
On Sunday 01/08/12, Hugo Chavez declared, "I will say it once. We will not recognize any decisions of the ICSID. We will not recognize them." Chavez seized back control of Venezuela's resources from the Vultures at ExxonMobil. Exxon called upon the power of the IMF and the World Bank to exert economic pressure on Venezuela regain control. Chavez along with allies Bolivia and Nicaragua, has said in the past that it would withdraw from the convention that created the ICSID, arguing that the international body gives transnational companies a gateway to violate national sovereignty.

So, BP agreed to pay $20 Billion Dollars for damages to the Gulf. This only happened after Republicons nearly shit themselves unconscious apologizing to BP for the hassle. And only after BP agreed to a "fair mediator" Kenneth Feinberg to administer the fund. "I want the lawsuits to stop" Kenneth Feinberg said. Of course, what Ken Feinberg actually wanted was the lawsuits against BP to stop. BP has been free to sue whomever they wanted and they did so in April 2011 when they filed lawsuits against Transocean Ltd., Halliburton Co. and Cameron International, for over $40 Billion Dollars.

See how "fair" that is? BP causes a Disaster and stands to gain $20 Billion Dollars in profit. It's all part of the Game. Oil Companies steal your Oil and sell it back to you. And they get you to finance the con they are pulling, foist the cost of the damages their rape of the land causes, while getting the rubes to clap and cheer wildly "Drill Here Drill Now!"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Barack Obama has achieved several important accomplishments during his Presidency despite the Party of the Rich and the Racists recalcitrance. He has not been the Marxist Champion we were hoping for and many of his stances appear moderate to conservative. But, his recent Recess Appointments of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Sharon Block, Richard Griffin, and Terence Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are perhaps signs of a more liberal agenda for the 2012 election year.

Of course, everything from Getting Osama Bin Laden to these Appointments are an affront to the Republican Bigots and Elitists. So, it is no surprise Republicans are beating their breasts, rending their hair and crying in anguish over President Obama's Recess Appointments.
“It’s astounding to me that the president is claiming these are recess appointments and within his authority, when Congress was not in fact in recess,” said Representative Diane Black (R-TN) who authored the resolution. “These appointments are an affront to the Constitution. No matter how you look at this, it doesn’t pass the smell test. I hope the House considers my resolution as soon as we return to Washington so we can send a message to President Obama.”
It would stand that a Congress actually in Session would not need to return to Washington. But, that's the modern Republican Party. But, while Congresswoman Black's concerns stem from nothing more than her Ignorant Tea Party Bigotry and her anguish should be looked through the prism of her Totally Not Racist history,
In 2009, Sherri Goforth an aide of Diane Black sent out an email with an image titled "Historical Keepsake Photo", depicting the Presidents of the United States. President Obama's picture was a black background with two white eyes.
But, being as the Republicon Party is wholly owned by the 1% they are not angry about the procedures surrounding these appointments but the fact these positions even exist.
“I don’t think this was a recess appointment,” said Candida Wolff, who was chief lobbyist for President George W. Bush and now represents the third-biggest U.S. bank by assets. “I struggle with the fact that a session is still a session, and you can have business within that session.” Cordray’s authority to oversee non-banks and non-financial companies “will probably be one area where I can see action,” she said.
Wolff is a fully invested member of the Plutocracy. She sees these appointments as possible impediments to Wall Street and the Banksters rigged gambling system.

So do other Plutocrats and beneficiaries of the Wall Street System whose profligate theft and criminal malfeasance caused the economic crisis. Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, who led bailed-out insurer American International Group Inc. for almost four decades until he was ousted in 2005, called Cordray’s appointment unconstitutional. Greenberg, 86, is chairman and chief executive officer of insurer C.V. Starr & Co. “The president’s stuck his finger in the eye of Congress,” Greenberg told Betty Liu today on Bloomberg TV’s “In the Loop.” “You need the approval of the Senate for that appointment. It was bypassed."

Well, thanks for your opinion Mr. One Percent. And the next time We need to know the about the Constitutionality of something from someone who profits off of legerdemain and starving children you'll be the top of the list.

However, the height of hypocrisy belongs to no less than John "Even with my broad view of executive power" Yoo, who wrote about the Appointments as Use and Abuse of Executive Power. And as you might expect from Yoo torturing a "Suspected" Terrorist's children to death in front of them is fine for the President but "recess appointments" are a massive insult to the Rule of Law.

The Republican position is when we say we are "in session" it counts as being in session. Where 171 Recess Appointments by George W. Bush and 243 by Ronnie Raygun are fine. But, beyond the pure partisan hypocrisy, Republicans care nothing for the 99% and have been demanding the legislation which created the CFPB be altered before they'd consider approving anyone to head the organization. It was tantamount to nullifying a law which was legally passed because the CFPB represents a threat to the Republican Party owners, the 1%.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Thinner Blue Line

173 officers were killed in line of duty in 2011. It's a sad time for those families of the Officers killed. It's also a sad time for the Image and Reputation for Police Officers and Departments.

The viscous, unconstitutional criminal oppression of OWS and the #Occupy Movement in New York, Oakland, Richmond, Albany, Boston and numerous other cities has once again put police officers into conflict with the 99%. Of course, this is precisely what the 1% want and expect. The 1% have always sought to use Police Departments and Individual Officers to fragment and divide. The Plutocracy also sees the quelling Domestic Dissent as the only legitimate Role of Police Officers.

Police Officers have once again found themselves placed in the role of Oppressor of the Poor in Service of the Rich. The Plutocracy has created an Economic and Political Model out-of-touch and unresponsive to the 99%. The Government is in service (and has been for a long time) to the Very Rich and their Multi-National Corporate Monsters.

Do you think any Police Departments are investigating BP over it's criminal negligence from the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Disaster? Do you think Detectives are investigating BP for the continual dumping of Mercury and various other toxic chemicals into Lake Michigan from their Whiting Indiana Plant? No Police Officers are tasked with keeping poor people in line.

There are other problems with Policing in America, as detailed in the Department of Justice Investigation of the Seattle Police Department, which found
"that SPD engages in a pattern or practice of using unnecessary or excessive force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Section 14141.” The DOJ Executive Summary states, "Deficiencies in SPD's training policies and oversight with regard to Use of Force contribute to the constitutional violations."
The DOJ report highlights the "few bad apple" theory,
"In any given year, a minority of Officers account for a disproportionate number of Use of Force incidents."
There are always going to be a percentage of individuals who abuse their authority. But, the System itself is at issue. Police Officers have to decide which side they are on. Is the Officer willing to be a Guardian of the Plutocracy? A truncheon wielding, pepper-spraying Bully for the 1%? Because every Police Officer should realize once the 99% are crushed, once the Middle Class is forever obliterated, once we are reduced to Wage Slaves chained irrevocably to be cogs in the machines of industry and war, Police Officers will be disposable too.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Race Baiting Rick Santorum meant what Racist Reagan said about "Black Peoples"

What? Republican Racism.

Just before his Iowa Showing Sick Rantorum commented, "I don’t want to make --black-- people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money.”

Santorum did mumble (stumble?) around the word "black", but listening to his speech it's clear what meme Rick was man-on-dog whistling.

What Santorum really was saying (cue Ronnie Raygun impression), 'My Fellow White Americans we must stop those Big Muscular Young Bucks from eating Steak and then jumping into their Welfare Queen's Cadillac all on your dime.' Because the idea conservatives gleamed from Nixon and had fully incorporated under Reagan and George W. Bush was the Southern Strategy. That by scaring the White folk about the Blacks is a winning election strategy. CBS News offered up the statistic that 84% of the Iowans on food stamps are "white", while 9% are "black" over a 9-to-1 ratio.

But, Conservatives are disgusting unabashed bigots. Their entire Modern Edifice is built on the foundation of Rank Bigotry and Blatant Racism. Everyday there is a revelation of a Republican sending out a racist email or a conservative propounding a bigoted "theory". But, Mainstream Media does not cover the Right's shocking Racism, most likely, under the guise of not stooping to such base reporting. Of course, this allows the average duped ignorant conservative the false moral high ground of declaring Faux News, Tea Party and Republican Racism as being totally non-existent. Leaving right-wingers the freedom to proclaim, 'I wish stupid liberals would show me one example, Just One Example, of right wing racism. Harumph!'

Dumb Ass liberals, believing the conservative to be seeking an honest debate agree and provide the evidence only to have the conservatives change the parameters and continue on that charges of Racism against Republicans are all made up smear tactics of evil leftists.

Meanwhile, Faux News has spent hundreds of segments race-baiting the same single 30 second clip of 2 New Black Panther Party Members which they've run thousands of times. What? Republican Racism?
Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal sent an email before Christmas that compared Michelle Obama to the Dr. Seuss character The Grinch. The subject line of the email reads "Twins separated at birth?" It includes side-by-side pictures of Michelle Obama and the Grinch with similarly windswept hair. The forwarded part of the email reads, "I'm sure you'll join me in wishing Mrs. YoMama a wonderful, long Hawaii Christmas vacation".

Monday, January 2, 2012

Mitt Romney's Pension and Tax Returns.

“[A]s soon as President Obama releases his grades and birth certificate and sort of a long list of things then maybe he’d do it,” Romney Son #3 demands to see President Obama's Birth Certificate.
Mitt Romney and Bain Capital made Hundreds of Millions of Dollars by dismantling American Companies and firing American Workers. Mitt is now 13 years removed from "working" at Bain Capital but still receives Millions in benefits from the firm.

Romney will not release his tax returns because it will show Romney's been receiving Millions of Dollars every year from Bain Capital as "deferred income and" paying around a 15% tax rate.

It's clear why Romney hoped for the bankruptcy and dissolution of General Motors. Romney hoped Bain Capital would be able to Vulture off some GM assets and increase his Pension. If there is one thing Romney has not flip-flopped on in his life it's that he consistenely chooses Profits Over People.

Romney is a member of the pampered, never done a day's worth of actual labor, Vulture Class which profits off of destroying America and picking at the remnants. And without a doubt he is going to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States or more accurately Romney is the One Percent Candidate for President. (Re: W Spann LLC created expressly by a Bain Capital chum of Romney's to donate $1,000,000 to his Candidacy.

The 1% is now comprised of Sociopaths. They can not recognize the emotional states of other people, do not Nor do they care.

But, what they can do is rally their resources for when One Rich Man is Attacked the 1% treat it as an Attack on their Whole Plutocracy. As Billionaire Hedge Fund parasite Stephen Schwarzman told the Nation, “It's a War! It’s like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.” When the idea that Capital Gains should be taxed as normal income instead of at the 15% rate.

Members of the 1% recently created a Political Action Committee (PAC) titled the Job Creators Alliance. But, like all the evil things the 1% does, the Job Creatos Alliance is a deliberate misnomer. It isn't a PAC with the goal of how to to Create Jobs but on how to continue and increase the obscene and murderous transfer of wealth up to the coffers of a small cadre of Psychopaths.

The 1% aren't making anything, let alone "Creating Jobs". They profit by crooked bookkeeping, legerdemain, mathematical number games, shifting billions of electronic digits from one account into another and then proclaim themselves hard-working capitalists. They are gamblers, thieves, poltroons and Vultures.

But, Mitt's still playing the I'm a regular guy like all of Us. When he shows up in his blue jeans and a fancy dress shirt, sleeves artfully rolled up, tie conspicuously absent.

But, what "Unemployed" Regular Guy Mitt will never tell you is that he is a Plutocratic Vulture scrapping his profit from the carcasses of dead Americans whom he helped kill and the Opportunities to which Romney refers to,
In less than a year, the American people will go to the polls and choose a new president. A matter of great moment is at stake in this election. The question we will decide is this: Will the United States be an Entitlement Society or an Opportunity Society?
Are the Opportunities for the 1% to continue raping the Country, Oppressing Millions and Killing those who interfer in their Pursuit of Profit.