Wednesday, October 30, 2013

3 year mandatory minimum for Crimes committed with Gun in Illinois Plus Obama's shutdown of America's Last Lead Smelter

Commit a crime with a gun and add 3 years to your sentence. Seems straightforward doesn't it? Ah, but in America were the Gun is Sacrosanct any law which might "harm" some innocent Gun is anathema. The NRA and their lapdog Representatives threw a hissy fit.
"I don’t think anybody should go to jail for three years for a mistake. With the new conceal carry law there’s going to be people that mess up, there’s going to be honest, law-abiding gun owners that are going to make a mistake,” Brandon Phelps an Illinois Legislator out of Harrisburg stated during interviews.
First off, there is no such thing as an "Accidental Discharge" there are only Negligent Discharges. And if a gun owner in Illinois commits a ND there should be consequences. I would leave sentencing up to the State's Attorney and the Judge based on the specific circumstances of each individual event.

And make no "mistake", there are tens of thousands of NDs every year. Many of those result in the wounding of children. Between 1997 and 2009, an average of 7500 children per year were admitted to Hospitals with gunshot wounds.

Of course, I'm certain Phelps as an Unrestricted Gun Violence Supporter would ignore this and claim he doesn't want some Gun Nut who illegally carries his gun whenever and wherever to be punished by the big bad government.

Illinois became the last state to adopt Conceal Carry Laws on July 9th of this year. However, there is a 180 day waiting period before the Illinois State Police (ISP)  to accept applications. There is also a lagtime for the ISP to process CC applications. Additionally, law enforcement agencies can protest specific CC applications with the Illinois State Police review board if "based upon a reasonable suspicion that the applicant is a danger to himself or herself or others, or a threat to public safety."

The verbiage associated with the concealed carry law is large but not overly complex. The Illinois State Police have a FAQ page. However, ignorance of the law is no excuse, except amongst conservatives who have perfected the right-wing persecution myth.

What I'd really like from the pro-gun rights group is a yes/no answer followed by a short explanation of the following questions:
  • Should a gun owner be able to bring a firearm into a house of worship?
  • Should a gun owner be able to bring a firearm into a bar?
  • Should a person charged (but not convicted) of a crime be able to bring a gun into a courthouse?
  • Should a gun owner be able to walk in and around Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois with their firearm?
  • Should a gun owner be able to bring a firearm into a Hospital Emergency Room? Into an MRI?  
  • Should a gun owner be able to carry a firearm inside Six Flags Great America in Gurnee? How about Rivers Casino in Des Plaines?
  • Should a gun owner convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery have to relinquish his firearms?
  • Should there be any restrictions on handguns, long guns, squad automatic weapon ownership whatsoever?
"Cursing, he reached for his pistols and would have killed him... But the Duck was faster and hot lead blazed from his smoking six-guns.'' - Gene Hackman, Unforgiven. But, Thanks Obama! Now, where is my hot lead gonna come from???
While reading No More Mister Nice Guy's Blog, I learned that conservative crazies are rending their hair and figuratively (this time) going ballistic in the Right-Wing Fart Bubble that Obama has shut down the last Primary Lead Smelting Plant (Doe Run) in the United States, in Herculaneum, Missouri. Doe Run has been operating on that site for the last 121 years.

Doe Run could have upgraded their facility so as to comply with the new Clean Air Act regulatory levels but, that would cost them money and Corporations are only interested in their bottom line and if poor people are killed and workers are exposed to toxic levels of lead well to bad for them.

Now, the Right-Wing Fart Bubble has officially declared this to be Obama's end run around the Second Amendment, using the Job-Killing EPA to take away America's bullets.

The EPA officially released the revised the National Ambient Air Quality standards back in November 2008...

Of course, the actual residents in Herculaneum are happy because they won't be breathing in lead dust,
"This was all over," said resident Jack Warden. "It covered the side-walking areas. Kids would ride their bicycle down the street and they’d see that dust, they’d lock the brakes up, slide the back tire around on the bicycle, dust would just go flying. And that’s what they were breathing—30 percent lead."
But, conservative crazies, who much like latter-day Roman citizens suffer from the effects of heavy-metal poisoning, can't be expected to be reasonable or rational.

Friday, October 25, 2013

According to the New York Post and Conservative Chicken Hawks, Marine Corps Legend Dan Daly is too "Girly"

Famous Marine Dan Daly twice won the Medal of Honor. Of the photos we have of Daly he is wearing a cover (that's the USMC name for hat for all the right-wing chicken hawks who never had the courage to serve) very similar to the one recently announced as a possible uniform change for female marines.

The New York Post, which declared JP Morgan Chase was being robbed at gunpoint by Uncle Sam when JP Morgan Chase was recently fined $13 billion for the bank's role in the Republican Grand Recession, has now declared Obama wants Marines to wear 'girly' hats.

The article continues with its' homophobia (girly= effeminate homosexual in right-wing parlance) and baseless bashing of President Barack Obama while also throwing in some good derision at the French; claiming the new version is so “girly” that they would make the French blush.

Should I point out that the 5th and 6th Regiment of the USMC currently wear French decorations with their Dress uniforms? Or would that be too girly since I used the word "Dress"?

The most important thing in America is that Right-Wing chairborne commandos, conservative chicken hawks, and anti-american Faux News drones be allowed to offer up their opinion about the Marines in specific, the President and the Nation in general, seeing as they never had the stones to actually enlist and put their asses on the line?

No matter the topic the always wrong, often insulting, and sometimes despicably evil conservative view must be heard otherwise you're being a biased liberal!

How many of these homefront Blame Barack Warriors know that Marines have more than one cover?

Personally, I never wore the "Barracks Cover" save for two occasions. Boot camp graduation on the parade ground and the Marine Corps Ball. Every other time when I was in "chucks" or the Service A I wore the garrison cap.

But, hey just like with umbrella-gate and every other poutrage faux scandal the Right has attempted to pin on President Obama, those screaming the loudest have no real knowledge of what they are talking about, no first-hand experience about what they are offended by, and are just making shit up.

Because the Marine Corps has released this official statement:
Recent headlines in the media have created confusion regarding a Marine Corps uniform item, the male dress cover. Some in the media have implied that the President of the United States directed a change in this dress cover.

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos said, “the President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover.”
But, never let the truth get in the way of a good Right-Wing lie.  

If only Republicans vote, then the only votes will be for Republicans

I have Healthcare Coverage from Goldman Sachs.
Don't bother me with your Poverty.
Image from Bildungblog
Republicans across the United States are super mad because a Republican official in North Carolina, revealed what they are doing.

Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show conducted an interview with state GOP executive committee member Don Yelton, who has since been fired, where Yelton claimed there are "one or two" cases of individuals double voting but the new North Carolina voting law, which mandates voter identifications, the curtailing of early voting operations and does not allow college students to vote using their school ID, "is going to kick the Democrats in the butt." He also off-handedly dismissed concerns that the law will particularly affect communities of color by saying because his "best friend is black" and "If it hurts a bunch of lazy Blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it."
"Are you fuckin' kiddin' me? You don't ever admit the existence of this thing. Ever!" ~ Frank Vincent, The Sopranos
Republicans have long given up making cogent, reasoned arguments for their positions. "Let'em Die!" They've given up trying to justify the crushing income inequality, massive transfer of wealth upwards, oppression and subjugation of the Working Class from the economic policies the Right uses to create a Neo-Feudalist State.

Over the summer Republican Rob Gleason of Pennsylvannia positively gushed over the Right-Wing efforts to disenfranchise Americans who vote imcorrectly, "We probably had a better election. Think about this, we cut Obama by 5 percent, which was big. ... He beat McCain by 10 percent, he only beat Romney by 5 percent. I think that probably photo ID helped a bit in that."

Republicans can no longer win elections honestly. They know it. For years, simply relying on low voter turnout meant victories for Republicans. But, now they've lost 5 of the last 6 Presidential elections. In 2012 Republican Congressional Candidates received 1.5 million fewer votes than Democratic ones. And their strategy of appealing to Angry White Bigots for votes is facing demise because of demographics.
"We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term." - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
Their efforts are now turned towards disenfranchising voters in order for them retain power.

Voter Supression is now the norm of Republicans because for too long the wrong people have been voting. By, whitling dow the voting base Republicans can ensure they remain in power long enough to destroy Democracy and enforce the Will of the Plutocrats upon the Nation.

It's one of the reasons the Plutocracy has tasked their Republican goon squads destroy the Middle Class. A stable, financially secure middle class can not be counted on to vote the way the Corporate Oligarchs desire. And to Republican Guard Dogs, conservative "thinkers" and their Rich Masters the mere act of Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American.
Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American...
The Poor and Working Class shouldn't vote. Voter ID is nothing more than the newest and slickest tool Republicans have adopted to ensure the Right People Vote and the Right wins the Vote.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mayor 1% to balance the Chicago Budget on the backs of the Working Class

So Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is back at enforcing Neoliberal economic Austerity on Chicago.

Besides shutting down mental health clinics for poor people, eliminating CPS buildings used by minorities and working class families, and then giving hundreds of millions of welfare dollars to private contractors to build a casino in McCormick Place, a basketball stadium for DePaul University, and for bizzare Navy Pier upgrades like a pool-szed "Giant Civic Hot Tub"; Rahm Emmanuel has earned his moniker Mayor 1%.

Now, Rahm has proposed a novel way of balancing the budget, by squeezing more and more money from working class Chicago families and collar county residents.

Mayor 1% is counting on $120 million in fines from red-light and speed cameras and $10 million more from higher parking fines and impounded vehicle storage fees. Additionally, along with other so-called "sin" taxes, the price of cigarettes is going to go up by 75 cents, making the purchase of a pack of smokes in Chicago the most expensive in the US.

Rahm likes to brag about not raising taxes but like all neoliberals his tax hikes are firmly targeted at those who don't have his ear and aren't rubbing elbows with him. Like, all "Capitalists" in America, Mayor 1% friends make their money by getting government stooges to funnel taxpayer money to them.

Previously, Rahm gave $15 million plus of taxpayer monies to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange right after CME blackmailed Governor Quinn with ransom demand for $100 million in Corporate Welfare from the State of Illinois or else.

When Mayor 1% closed 6 of 12 mental health clinics in Chicago he did so at the behest of his owners. Rahm is a tool of the Rich and powerful. His Plutocratic owners will make huge profits from mental healthcare now that the clinics are closed and people have less options. In fact, Rahm had to give at least $500,000 in government funds to private mental healthcare immediately upon closing the 6 clinics, slashing a third off the so-called budget savings back in 2012.

Mayor 1% tax hikes are set at working class people who can't afford to rent limos and have to drive and park in the city and each day are subjected to a fine for that turn on red or a fee for parking to close to that hydrant.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Excellent Republican alternatives to Obamacare

The Republican Alternative to Obamacare
The Republicans have two different approaches for you, the Average American, to try instead
of Obamacare.

First, you should Understand: If You Were Wealthy, You'd Be Healthy.
Second, if you're Poor: Don't Get Sick but if You do, Die Quickly.

Mitt Romney summed up the Republican view on healthcare for the Poor, Working Class and Middle Class;
"And so my job is not to worry about those people- I'll never convince them to take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
If you've got no money you are on your own honey. The Republicans have a message to you America; Their Government will never help you. Because they get too much money from the Koch Brothers and the Plutocracy to purposefully hurt and oppress the Working Class.

The Koch Brothers are spending millions of dollars in various states to sabotage Obamacare because it;s good business for them to make sure 40 million Americans are held without coverage and 250 million others are left worried about losing their jobs and healthcare coverage or getting a catastrophic injury which drains their entire life savings. Meanwhile, the Koch Brothers through their Corporate Colossus are poised to reap $100 Billion from the Keystone XL pipeline. If you were rich like the virtuous Koch Brothers you wouldn't have to worry about needing subsidies for healthcare because you got sick from drinking the water supply poisoned by oil spills.

By now, most of the on-line community has read Eric Stern's piece at Salon where he fact-checked the 6 people paraded out for Sean Hannity's Obamacare Horror Stories. Surprise! It turned out Hannity's "reporting" was totally false but, Faux News had no problem trotting out their bullshit in order to advance the interests of the Rich and to harm poor people.
"Do you hate Obamacare more than you love your country?"
Thomas Roberts of MSNBC poised this salient question to Republican Marsha Blackburn. Not only does Blackburn and the Right hate Obamacare more than they love their country; they hate President Obama more than anything in the universe.

Larry Kudlow had a discussion panel where his chyron read Free Market solutions to Healthcare coverage. But, we've seen Free Market solutions applied to Healthcare; no coverage for pre-existing conditions, maximum expenditures, bureaucratic overheard siphoning money away from patients and their care to administrators, denying coverage by swamping people with them with paperwork and endless denials, and bankruptcy from catastrophic illness and injury; all designed to limit the amount of healthcare services provided to people while extracting as much money from them as possible.

Kudlow, along with Reince Priebus, Fucker Carlson, Mike Huckabee, Hannity and various other right-wingers have done an exceptional job of conflating the failures of website with the actual ideas of the ACA (i.e. Obamacare).

And why not? What's one more lie from conservatives? The souls of people who would let just someone die because they don't have insurance can't get any blacker.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The March of Austerity and the Republican Assault on Americans

Despite whatever you may have heard from various MSM talking heads or across the Blog-o-sphere; the Republican Government Shutdown was a Victory for the Right.

Besides getting more people angry at Government gridlock and become exasperated because Both Sides Do It! the Shutdown was a successful Economic Coup d'Etat. 

The $24 billion lost during the government shutdown wasn't "wasted". It was permanently stolen from the Working Class. That money is going to have to come from somewhere and don't think for a second that it'll come from taxes on the Rich or Sequestration cuts to the DoD.

The Plutocracy has been using the DoD and US military to conduct the biggest grift in World History. Trillions have been stolen from the American People

As an example in 2004 the US Army adopted a digital set of Cammies, dubbed the Universal Camoflauge Pattern (UCP). Well now less than 10 years later the Army has revealed that the UCP is totally flawed, completely ineffective and shoddily constructed. The UCP was beset with flimsy materials, ridiculous velcro and a worthless "everywhere" color scheme which blends in nowhere; so they'll need to be replaced. 

Hoo-Ah! Another $5,000,000,000 President Bush and Vice-President Cheney stole from the US taxpayer. And it'll cost another $5 Billion to replace them, most likely with a Go Army version of the MARPAT USMC digital cammies.

But, happy day! Guess what? The Republicans recently "found" $4.1 Billion which they cut from SNAP in their 2013 Farm Bill. The Republicans neatly stole food from the mouths of children, the elderly and disabled veterans and shuttled it to the Military-Inudstrial-Complex.
"The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat," Republican Stephen Fincher of Tennessee.
Recall that George W(orst President Ever) Bush's stated his biggest regret while in office was his failure to Privatize Social Security. If Bush had succeeded in moving Social Security to Wall Street,  circa 2005-2006, it would have forestalled the Republican Grand Recession and allowed the bubble economy expand for another couple of years before exploding. Of course, Social Security would have vanished into so many Plutocrats Cayman Island and Swiss Bank Accounts, and with the Collapse happening after Bush left office, Austerity pushing Republicans would have been able to enforce deeper cuts to the Social Safety net.

When Ron Fournier and other Conservatives bemoan and tsk-tsk President Obama's "failure to yield" E.J. Dionne correctly deduced that what conservatives are pouting about is President Obama's failure to adopt Republican goals of increasing taxes on the Middle Class while cutting them on the Rich, slashing and dismantling Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and every government program designed to aid the Poor and Working Class.

There is an Ultra-Reactionary assault on America. The Republicans are the Shock Troops of the Plutocracy enforcing all manner of Neoliberal Economic doctrines and leading the Charge for Austerity. What the Republicans and their Moneyed Masters want is a reduction in the standards of living of Americans. They want the Working Class too tired to organize, too timid to speak out and too afraid to fight back.

The New York Times notes the Koch Brothers Americans for Prosperity Non-Think Tank has spent millions “in states around the country, including Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania, to run the kind of aggressive campaign that it is now waging here in Virginia, where much will depend on the governor’s race.” 

Spending millions of dollars to keep 40+ million Americans without healthcare coverage isn't a fight for freedom it's a fight to crush the American Dream and turn the American people into defeated Wage Slaves.

The Right-Wing Neoliberal Government the Plutocracy wants in America will offer no help to the Working Class, it will allow the Plutocrats to pay the Working Class less and less, offer them no benefits and threaten any who dare speak out against them. And most importantly it will allow the Rich to steal more and more of the Wealth of Nations.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

How to "Save" the Republican Party

Step 1) Get President Obama to make Real and Substantial cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Step 2) Triumphantly tell Wall Street Thieves they got the cuts they've always wanted while crying to the MSM they never wanted to cut Social Security or Medicare.

Step 3) Roll Social Security into Wall Street were the Trillions will be clipped, stolen and find its' way into a few thousand Cayman Island and Swiss Bank Accounts

Step 4) Run ads in every campaign for every office for the next 100 years that President Obama and the Democrat Party cut Social Security.

I don't care about the Republican Party except for the best ways to combat their evil actions and fascist goals. Right now, we have a chance to treat the Republicans the way conservatives want to treat poor people and the uninsured and "Let 'em Die!"

Sure, we might need functioning Parties in America, but what we need are political groups who represent American Values. And American Values are Center-Left, fiscally conservative, socially liberal and progressive in their make-up.

The Modern Republican Party is an Ultra-Reactionary cabal of Religious Zealotry, Gun Nuttery, Rank Bigotry, Vicious Inhumanity and Base Hypocrisy funded by Vulture Capitalists.

Remember George W(orst President Ever) Bush only started losing Public Support when he embarked on the Campaign to Steal Social Security. His favorability ratings began dropping with conservatives in 2005 after W declared he was going "to expend his political capital" and privatize* Social Security. Bush had been disliked by Liberals when he ignored the August 6th memo Bin Laden determined to Strike in US, when he lied American into War in Iraq over falsified connections to Al Qaeda and phony WMDs and when he approved Torturing people, but conservatives didn't mind any of that.

Since, then the American People have overwhelmingly rejected the politics of Republicans and their goals of Austerity, except for the infamous 2010 elections when the Plutocracy made a desperate Battle of the Bulge style lunge and inflicted the Faux populist Tea Party fanatics upon the Nation.

There has been a clear message of eliminating the disastrous Bush Tax Cuts, thwarting the Fascist Designs of the Party of the 1%, and a rejection of 35 years of Piss Down Our Back and Tell You It's Raining Reaganomics.

But, I'm worried that now having gained some momentum, President Obama will look to solidify his Legacy and that Neo-Liberals in his circle are telling him that He is the One who can change Social Security and that a Grand Bargain of cuts to Earned Entitlements for some window dressing changes to the Tax Code is the way to do it.

Of course, cuts to Social Security, which are overwhelmingly rejected by 90%+ of Americans, would indeed secure President Obama's Legacy... As the man responsible for saving the Ultra-Reactionary Republican Party and the Creation of the Neo-Feudalist Wage Slave State.

*- whenever a Republican says privatize it means steal.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Petcoke in Chicago

Earlier this year Detroit was smothered in Petroleum Coke (Petcoke), the newest waste product of the filthy Koch Brothers Koch Carbon LLC and other Multi-National Oil Conglomerates, from the refining of Canadian Tar Sands. Giant clouds of toxic black dust and carbon choked poor Detroit residents until Detroit Mayor David Bing ordered Koch Brothers Sovereign Corporation Koch Carbon LLC to remove the petcoke.

Koch Carbon surreptitiously removed the Petcoke, most likely to Ohio, where the High-Sulfur heavily polluting toxic waste was probably burned for electricity.

Well, Our Corporate Lords and Masters are at it again. If you ever wondered what it was like to live in 19th century London with Industrial Factories dumping massive amounts of carbon on your heads come to the Southside of Chicago where massive piles of Petcoke are collecting along the Calumet River.

BP Whiting, which under George W(orst President Ever) dumped thousands of tons of toxic chemicals (including tons of mercury) into Lake Michigan in violation of the Republican neutered EPA regulations, now don't even have to worry about the Rump EPA, as the Right-Wing Government Shutdown has furloughed 99% of the EPA.

I suppose it makes sense. Conservatives have increasingly pushed America back to the 19th century. By, rolling back Voting Rights for minorities, making Birth Control illegal for women, involving the US in various little conflicts, many in the same regions Victoria and her PM's sent troops, and a retarded economic system which rewards the Inheritors of Wealth, Rentiers and Robber Barons.

So, why shouldn't we get to experience the joys of 19th century Industrial expansion as well?

BP Whiting is producing 6000 tons of Petcoke a day.Detroit’s Marathon refinery wasn’t producing petcoke before its expansion, according to the report, but now produces 1,720 tons per day while the Phillips 66 refinery in Wood River, Illinois, is increasing its petcoke output from 1,300 to 5,700 tons per day.

The waste product is laced with sulfur, mercury, nickel, vanadium and selenium and various other toxic residue but why should that matter to the Koch Brothers or BP? It's not in their backyard. They don't have the clouds of choking carbon befouling their lungs. The petcoke isn't sitting next to river they live upon.
Tom Shepard, a neighborhood activist, worries about piles of petcoke building up along the Calumet River in Chicago. (Photo by Kari Lydersen / Midwest Energy News)
Tom Shepard, a neighborhood activist, worries about piles
of petcoke building up along the Calumet River in Chicago.
(Photo by Kari Lydersen / Midwest Energy News)
But, who needs a Government? Who needs an EPA? Who needs Job Killing Regulations?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Conservatives are just aching to Start the Slaughter

they are fervently searching for a casus belli to make their murderous designs and blood-letting urges Righteous.
“I will remind you that this group of renegades that decided that they wanted to break from the crown in 1776 did great damage to the economy of the colonies. They created the greatest nation and the best form of government, but they did damage to the economy in the short run.” Republican Morgan Griffith.
The Republican Party, a group worse than Al Qaeda, is not so subtly enticing their duped conservative drones into a frenzy of Revolution and Violence. 

The election and re-election of President Obama shows that the United States is a Center-Left Nation. Most liberals are disappointed that President Obama has been too conciliatory and too willing to negotiate with the Republicans, whose every action is geared with the long term goal of crushing Democracy and installing a Neo-Feudalist Corporate controlled Slave State.

But, now the Republican Party has moved beyond mere rhetoric and hoped-for stochastic terrorism with the Government Shutdown.

Unable to make an cogent argument to the American People, the Republican Party has been steadily moving to subvert the Government and use the byzantine rules of the SCOTUS, Senate and House to transform the Nation into a thinly-veiled Fascist Wonderland which caters to the Rich and placates the right-wing bigots.

Bill Moyers has correctly labeled this as sabotage of the Democratic process; Secession by another name.

But, while the majority of Republicans are probably just playing with fire and hoping to achieve their goals of enforcing the Will of the Plutocracy by political brinkmanship, not every Right-Wing fanatic realizes this is and several prominent Republicans (Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert and Steve King) and many lower level Republican stooges actually do believe a Revolution is now inevitable and necessary.

Domestic Terrorist, Chicken Hawk, Child Raping, Draft-dodging Coward Ted Nugent wanted to ride into combat and behead Democrats and declared after the 2012 re-election of President Obama he would either be dead or in jail. 

Scott Boston, a foot solider in Dana Loesch's St. Louis Tea Party declared they intended to Kill Democratic Senator Clarie McCaskill, “She walks around like she’s some sort of Rainbow Brite Care Bear or something but really she’s an evil monster. We have to kill the Claire Bear."

There were calls by Sarah Palin to "not retreat, reload" and "Target the 20". Michele Bachmann wanted her constituents "armed and dangerous" over Obamacare. Sharron Angle urged her supporters to "Use Second Amendment Remedies" to remove Harry Reid if she lost. And Virginia Republican Catherine Crabill forcefully asserted, "We have a chance to fight this battle at the Ballot Box before we have to resort to the Bullet Box".

Virginia GOP Ponch McPhee, Editor of the Greene County Virginia Newsletter, wrote the following,

The ultimate task for the people is to remain vigilant and aware  ~ that the government, their government is out of control, and this moment, this opportunity, must not be forsaken, must not escape us, for we shall not have any coarse but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November ~ This Republic cannot survive for 4 more years underneath this political socialist ideologue.
But, when Multiple Republicans take to the floor of the House and Senate to declare Obamacare is going to Destroy America those comments are steadily building up the belief in duped conservatives and murderous Right-Wing zealots the righteous stance that because their electoral will was thwarted in 2012 armed violence is now their only recourse.

Truckers Ride for the Constitution was a plan by right-wingers to shutdown DC on Columbus Day weekend. Earl Conlon, a leader of the Truckers, declared President Obama has committed "Treason" and identified Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein, as politicians he sought to "arrest" for alleged acts against the Constitution.
"If all I get is one or two congressmen walked out of there in handcuffs, that will be a shot across the bow that will ripple across all branches of government..."

While the actual effect was a couple truckers driving slowly around the I-495 turnpike, Faux News trumpeted the lunatic Truckers as speaking for the Will of the American People, and couch-borne commandos peppered news stories of planting the seeds of Revolution.

Also on Columbus Day weekend, Larry Klayman led dozens of Tea Party fanatics in Washington DC,
“I call upon all of you to wage a second American revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town… [President Obama] get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.”
Perhaps, most frightening and most illuminating is the conservative domestic terrorist predilection to reveal their actual thought process and desires by claiming that Obama, the Democratic Party, leftists, basically the other side are planning on engaging in violence.

Glenn Beck has been stoking the flames of the Right-Wing Putsch for years now and what better way to get duped conservatives to start the killing than to tell them they are about to be attacked,
"Every Marxist communist revolution always ends in millions dead. Always. Without fail. Every time. We talk about the Nazis. ‘Oh, they killed 6 million Jews.’ The Soviet Union killed 60 million. The Chinese, it’s estimated between 70 and 90 million. The Russians starved 7 million."
"This is the beginning of teaching the American people a lesson. I want you to understand you are now seeing what I told you about three weeks ago. I told you they have gone from nudge to shove … Your next step is shoot."
There are numerous further examples of Conservative Domestic Terrorists moving beyond mere Internet bravado but, what's especially dangerous are the Republican Bureaucrats in DC purposefully invoking Revolutionary language,
“This is an administration that seems bound and determine to violate every single one of our bill of rights. I don’t know that they have yet violated the Third Amendment, but I expect them to start quartering soldiers in peoples’ homes soon.” Republican Senator Ted Cruz, leader of the Right-Wing Insurrection, at the No-Values Voter Conference.
Cruz is obviously a Cuban Infiltrator working to undermine the United States from within. Cruz has done far more damage to Americans than Che Guevara or Fidel Castro could every have dreamed of or accomplished.

Now, why would Cruz refer to one of the Founders specifically enumerated Rights stemming from one of the original complaints of the Revolutionary Founding Fathers?

The threatened use of violence to effect political change is Terrorism. At every rally, when a Republican mentions President Obama, a cry of "Tyrant!" is heard from the crowd. And we all know what Real Americans do to Tyrant's don't we?

Flying the Confederate Flag in front of the White House. There, in the place of honor, held higher than Old Glory and my beloved EGA is the Flag of Arch-Traitors.
So, here we wait heading towards Default, whatever that means, while Conservatives prepare to unleash their murderous pent up anger and Destroy America to Save it...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Republican Wimps cry and complain President Obama is being mean to Them

If anything the President has been entirely too cordial.

President Obama has now met with both the House and Senate Republicans about hammering out a solution prior to Default on October 17th. Eric Cantor described the House Republicans conference as “a very useful meeting.”

Oh shit...

Whenever Eric Cantor describes something as "very useful" hold on to your 401(k) because it means 99% of Americans are about to get screwed.

Of course, the ironically hilarious useful meetings and declaration by Republican Pete Sessions that, "We’re all working together now, "comes after days of Republicans blubbering that President Obama was being sooooo mean to them.

The Republicans are the biggest group of fake tough guys ever assembled. Right-Wingers learned during and after Vietnam to talk tough and walk tall from the safety of their plush air-conditioned security-laden DC playground far away from any dangerous battleground.

During World War IV (i.e the Global War on Terror), Generation Chickenhawk eschewed military service to fight the Islamo-Fascists and instead manned the keyboards of a thousand computer battling on the home front.

During the Iraq War, which Conservatives declared won on 11/22/08 to give George W(orst President Ever) military laurels, Right-Wingers continually and counter-factually attacked Liberals as weak on terror and anti-american when we questioned Bush's Blunders and Cheney's Bravado.

Iraq was primarily one of the reasons for President Obama victory in 2008.

Now, Barack Obama has handily won two Presidential elections yet he's been subjected to the most disgusting campaign of deliberate disrespect from elected Republicans. After 5 years of being the most moronic, uncouth, loutish, boorish insults of the President and his wife, the opaque and blatant threatening of his life and the safety of his children the Republicans are blubbering to every news host about how mean Barack Obama is being.

“It’s obvious any time he goes on TV,” Representative Austin Scott said. “I mean, words he uses to describe Congress, the tone of his voice, what he says, how he says it.”

Waaaaaah! Oh America the President's tone is so rude! 

What a joke. What a bunch of mewling babies. After the ignorant Joe Wilson shouted "You Lie!" during the State of the Union, Obama didn't break stride let alone breakdown like these Republican Wimps.

But, beyond that I've never seen a group of wimpish turds, like the Republicans, able to speak out of both sides of their mouths so effectively as they do about President Obama.

No matter the issue, President Obama is both a stone-cold Thug practicing Chicago-Style politics and a weak, ineffective leader weakening America at home and abroad.

They've done the same with the Shutdown, simultaneously telling their crazy Tea Party fanatics They Shutdown the Government, while slinking off to CNN and MSNBC to bemoan President Obama's and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Shutdown of the Government.

Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich

"I don’t think $3.5 million is a heck of a lot of money" - Supreme Court Justice Antonin "Fat Tony" Scalia. And in comparison to the people with whom Antonin rubs shoulders it isn't. 
Americans are mad. The 1% have always tried to funnel that anger at the Government. By and large the Rich have successfully duped conservatives into believing the Government is the source of their woes.
Look over there! That teacher has a pension! Look over there! That postal employee has good retirement options! Look over there! That Poor person is eating food and has air conditioning!
The Rich and the Republicans have spent years destroying Americans' confidence in Government by deliberate sabotage, demagoguery over "blaah people's lives getting better" from white Iowa farmers money which they use to eat steak, work out and drive Cadillacs.

The fact is the wholly-owned Republican Party and Pro-Business Democrats do the bidding of the Rich and Powerful. That Government act as the Economic Hitmen and Goon Squad enforcing the will of the Rich upon the Nation.

Even now, during the Republican enforced Shutdown, P90X Ryan offered up his Death to the Poor Budget Plan as "an olive branch".

Ryan's plan is, of course, nothing more than the same Right-Wing gibberish and contains the same-old Republicans canards; Raise taxes on the Middle Class ("broadening the tax base"), eliminate medicaid and make medicare more expensive (if you were wealthy you'd be healthy), increase retirement contributions by federal employees (eliminate the middle class), “opening up America’s vast energy reserves to development.” (Drill Baby, Drill!!!)

Nonetheless, the Republicans Coup attempt is not the endgame. The endgame is "Smaller Government". The Smaller Government they want is one just Small enough to fit into the pockets of the Super Rich.

But, it seems the Koch Brothers are a little skittish about the anger they've helped to foment. Koch Industries public relations arm released a memo denying any involvement in the Republican Government Shutdown.
However, Koch has not taken a position on the legislative tactic of tying the continuing resolution to defunding Obamacare nor have we lobbied on legislative provisions defunding Obamacare.  
We believe that Congress should, at a minimum, keep to sequester-level spending guidelines, and develop a plan for more significant and widespread spending reductions in the future 
Meanwhile, the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission SCOTUS case is clearing the way for Unlimited Campaign Contributions. So, the Rich can choose the 536 politicians in DC who they will instruct to steadily turn the nation into a Neo-Feudalist hellhole wherein 99% of Americans will be born into Wage Slavery and have no recourse and no friend in Government.

But, the apologists for the Rich will tell those slaves that they are free. 

So, Grover Norquist will tell those slaves they don't need the damned government for anything, and when Koch Industries turns the nearby stream into a slurry of coal slag or when ExxonMobil oil pipeline befouls an entire rive and marshland, those American slaves Grover dreams of creating will simply shrug and accept it as the way things ought to be.

What Corporate Behemoths and Plutocratic Thieves want is a Government in which 99% of the American people literally can not petition for a redress of their grievances. It's the whole point of Privatization, Deregulation and Outscouring to make a Government that does not respond to the 99% but caters to the whims and directions of the Super Rich.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Republican or Right-Wingers cry for "Civility"

are actually Demands that liberals censor themselves. Don't. When a Republican lap dog of the Rich or unhinged Right-Wing troll demands tolerance it's a trick to reframe the discussion or debate under their terms.

After President Obama's press conference yesterday, in which he perfectly laid out the Republican Shutdown goals and causes (i.e. it's an attempted Coup), Republican Representative Luke Messer took to MSNBC to whine, "The President talked about civility but he used the term hijack..."

Boo hoo hoo hoo the President is saying mean things about Republicans. Waaaaaah! How can anyone believe Republicans are super tough hard-charging patriots when words by that scary man in the White House make them cry?

But, what's really going on is a technique that the Right learned under the Mastery of the King Rat Fucker Lee Atwater and shaped by Conseravtive Icons Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed, and Grover Norquist in the early 1980's.

During Abramoff's and Norquist's leadership of the College Republicans they and their trollish minions advised CR chapters to test the boundaries of liberalism by, 
Form a "Beastiality Club" or "Straight People's Alliance". Charter the club and apply for student activity money. If the gays are able to obtain funds, you should be able to. If the student government refuses to give you money, hold a press conference and attack them for being sexists and discriminatory. Complain to the Dean's office. Threaten a law suit. - College Republican Technology Manual early 1980's as reported by Thomas Frank in The Wrecking Crew
From Jack Abramoff, Grover Norquist, Karl Rove and Ralph Reed and their legions of right-wing college punks in the 1980's the modern Tea Party fanatics, the James O'Keefe's of today, learned to always chuckle, 'Oh I thought Liberals were supposed to be tolerant" in order to reframe the debate or steer it away from the topic at hand.

First, the ghost of Karl Popper should appear and say, In the name of tolerance, I claim the Right not to tolerate the intolerant, and hit the Tea Party fanatic in the Head with a Hammer.

Second, don't get sucked into their bullshit. When a Right-Winger proclaims victory by saying 'Liberals resort to name-calling when they are losing the argument" it's actual a Tell and Pre-Attack Que. The Conservative is telling you he doesn't have an argument and he's setting up his attack, You have to be tolerant or I win. You have to absorb my insults calmly or I win. You can't call me a racist or a liar or I win. 

As Father Michael Pfleger said yesterday, “They’d rather see America fail than Obama succeed.” Call this Republican Shutdown what it really is; An attempted coup d'état and a cold Civil War.

While the Right is working to destroy President Obama it should always be remembered that this Shutdown and Coup attempt are just battles in the Long War the vicious right have been waging upon Us. Their final solution is the complete negation of the Progressive Era and the creation of the Ultra-Reactionary Neo-Feudalist Dream State;
The common vision: an America in which the rich will be taxed at the same rates as the poor, where capital is freed from government constraints, where government services are turned over to the free market, where the minimum wage is repealed, unions are made irrelevant, and law-abiding citizens can pack handguns in every state and town. "My ideal citizen is the self-employed, homeschooling, IRA-owning guy with a concealed-carry permit,"said Grover Norquist. "Because that person doesn't need the goddamn government for anything."

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

GOP plans to kill their Hostages. Will the President sacrifice us?

The Republicans have hijacked the US Government and Budget. The Republicans aren't going to destroy the entire Government, they are just going to destroy the Government which helps Us.

Since, Ronald Reagan's elevation and the adoption of Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining Economics (Supply Side economics), the Republican Party has been steadily undermining  a Government which helps the Poor and Working Class.

This Government Shutdown was coming all along, Republicans had planned it at least a year ago, and it was so the Republicans could hijack the Budget and use it as a "Forcing Mechanism" to enact their Death to the Poor Budget.

Ah, but the Republicans went of half-cocked thanks to the efforts of Senator Ted Cruz and the anti-Obamacare propaganda they've been spewing for the past 4 years.

Nonetheless, the Shutdown is having ancillary benefits for the crotch-sniffing lapdogs of the Plutocracy.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has currently furloughed 1600 of 1611 workers and almost all case handling including hearings, investigations, inspections, elections and more has come to a halt. This is not a negative to Republicans but a desired outcome.

"There is some good news out of the shutdown, the EPA can't issue new regulations." - Republican Marsha Blackburn.

During the last shutdown, Jonathan Schweitzer, an environmental engineer at the agency, and his team was forced to call off a planned inspection at a sewage treatment plant in the Chicago area.
 "During that time the treatment plant violated its discharge limits," he said. "In the long term if we can't review permits and pre-treatment programms, then states and municipalities will likely tend to slack off if nobody is keeping after them as far as their job is concerned protecting the waterways."
Of course, while Republicans hate the EPA and want it eliminated, Chicagoans and other Americans would rather not drink cholera-laden water, 
"It stinks," said John O'Grady, a union representative at the EPA's Chicago office. "No one is going to be out inspecting water discharges, or wet lands. Nobody is going to be out inspecting waste water treatment plants, drinking water treatment plants, or landfills - nothing. None of that is going to be done. The employees are absolutely devastated."
The Republicans message has always been the Government doesn't work. After being elected Republicans exert all their power and spend all their energy ensuring that statement comes true.

What this Shutdown helps them do is sow discontent and exasperation amongst the American people and speed up the transfer of the Wealth of Nations into the bank accounts of the 1%.

Already they have gotten President Obama to agree to funding the Government at Sequestration levels, which represents a huge reduction in spending and is a major compromise.

But, Sequestration levels of spending isn't good enough for the Republicans and their Plutocratic Masters. The 1% want nothing less than the complete and total destruction of the New Deal, the Great Society and the any parts of the Government which helps the Poor and Working Class.

The most frightening part is not that President Obama has signaled his agreement to sequestration budget spending but that some neo-liberal advisors to the President are telling him it's his time, that President Obama is the One who can make changes to Social Security or Medicare and that by agreeing to cuts to entitlements he'll secure his legacy.

If President Obama agrees to any real cuts to Social Security or Medicare he will hand a bloody shirt which the Republicans will wave for a hundred years. And he'll go a long way towards ushering in the Era of Neo-Feudalist Domination of America.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Dixon, Illinois gets $40 million back from Rita Crundwell and her Accountants

Most thieves fail because of the small scope of their operation and a failure to understand cost-benefit analysis. The 70 year cancer victim who steals $100 dollars worth of cosmetics from a high end shopping store gets arrested the City Treasurer who steals $54,000,000 million well she lives a life of leisure for 25 years.

But, how does the Big Thief get away with it? The best Thieves have accountants.

Rita Crundwell, who stole over $54,000,000 over 20+ years from the People of Illinois, Village of Dixon was able to accomplish her theft with the aid of Fifth/Third Bank, the auditing firm of Clifton Larson Allen and the accounting firm Janis Card Associates.

Her lavish lifestyle was funded by falisfied secret bank accounts at the local Fifth Third Bank branch to which she funnelled the most thinly disguised checks and a two decade long papertrail of fake invoices. The auditors never took steps to verify the invoices or doing basic accounting work for over 20 years. 

Additionally, for the past two decades, the same auditors reviewing Dixon's City finances were also preparing Crundwell's personal tax returns.

Worst of all, the Vultures who steal billions from the American people get to live rich, full, healthy, decadent lives, attend parties, enjoy vacationing in exotic lands and demand to be lauded as the Princes of Finance and Titans of American Success.

The City of Dixon has agreed to a $40 million dollar settlement with the Banks and Auditing firms. 

Samuel Card (owner of Janis Card) will pay a court settlement of $1,000,000. Fifth Third will pay $3,850,000 and Clifton Larson Allen is responsible for the bulk of the settlement at $35,150,000.

Fifth Third was able to get away without "any admission of liability".

"All parties agree that it was in the best interest of the parties, as well as the citizens of Dixon, to bring this matter to an end," said Tom Falkenberg, attorney for Samuel Card and his firm, who also denied any wrongdoing.

Additionally, the City of Dixon was also able to get back $10,000,000 from the sale of Rita Crundwell's purloined belongings, though that was negated by the legal fees the City incurred.

This Thursday, Oct. 10th, the Village residents will get to voice their opinion on the spending of the recovered $40 million at a Townhall meeting.

Fox "News" says Muslim Obama hates Veterans loves Muslims/ Al Qaeda (Updated)

Media Matters has labeled a Fox News segment as "Fox Falls for Fake Story about Obama personally funding Muslim Museum during Shutdown.

The story repeated by the bubble-headed bleach blonde Anna Kooiman is that while President Obama ordered the closing of the World War II memorial he's personally giving money to fund a Muslim Museum,
"And President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture..."
But, make no mistake this is no mistake. This is not Faux News "falling" for a Fake Story. This is another in a long line of the coordinated conservative dog whistle whispering campaign.

Faux News is in the business of empowering Right-Wing Fanaticism. It's been working brilliantly.

Faux doesn't fall for these satirical stories because they are stupid or because it fits into their preconceived brain fever fantasies. They know their audience wants to believe that President B. HUSSEIN Obama is a Kenyan Marxist Muslim who hates Veterans wants to punish Americans for  American Exceptionalism.

This really has become the standard conservative narrative. And it's one of two main ways the Right has been working to undermine the Nation and President Obama.

The Government Shutdown is merely the most spectacle move by Conservatives and Republicans. The Right-Wing has been sabotaging the economy, agencies of the Government and the Nation in general so they can claim in the future, 'See how messed up the country was last time you elected a Democrat?'

Additionally, Right-Wingers just invent the most despicable lies and falsehoods about President Obama because they know by the time anyone gets around to debunking their bullshit it's been throughly disseminated throughout the Right-Wing Fart Bubble and become Internet Fact, recited by Congressmen and Faux News.

Repetition Repetition Repetition.

But, more egregious than the standard Secret Muslim Obama is funding the Muslim Brotherhood was Fucker Carlson's comments that Parks cost nothing to keep open.
"How can you shut down a cemetery or open air park? It costs nothing to keep an open air park open. It costs nothing to keep the World War II memorial open."
Does Fucker Carlson have a home and office complex with a self mowing lawn, laundry which cleans and folds itself, fountains which remove algae and leaves from themselves, concrete walks which repel mud, trash which picks itself up and recycling which removes itself from his domicile?

No doubt, those questions are silly because Fucker Carlson has unpersons to do all that so he can spend his time sitting on his brains "working".

Of course, Fucker Carlson is pandering to the Bigots who inhabit Faux and subscribe to his Daily Crapper website.

Michele Bachmann took to christian fanatic radio to declare over the weekend that President Obama is literally aiding America's enemies.
"Your listeners, U.S. taxpayers, are now paying to give arms to terrorists including Al-Qaeda. This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists."

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Switzerland's Minimum Wage vs. US Government Shutdown

Ah, Switzerland...

After every Gun Massacre here in the United States the Gun Hugging Lunatics reference Switzerland because almost everyone in Switzerland owns a gun. Sloppily implying that High Gun Ownership = Low Gun Violence or a variation of the Armed Society is a Polite Society malarkey.

Nevermind the fact that Switzerland hasn't fought in a war since Napoleon invented 2nd Generation warfare tactics of linear movement and artillery support and invaded in 1798 and the Swiss haven't fought expansive wars since Machevelli was writing his political treatises.

But, I'm not focusing on the atypical gun politics of Switzerland but the other unusual political moves the Swiss people. The Swiss people experience a wonderful direct democracy. Under Swiss law, citizens who garner 100,000 signatures can organize popular initiatives to be placed upon the National ballot. Several votes happen yearly.

A Bern-based organization Generation Basic Income have successfully garnered enough signatures for a referendum which would ensure that every Swiss adult would receive a monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs (about $2,800 USC), most likely, to be voted upon next year.

Earlier this year Swiss voters passed the strictest laws for executive compensation. Another referendum to be voted upon on November 24, called the 1:12 initiative, goes even further by limiting executives' maximum monthly pay to 12 times the annual pay of the lowest paid employee.

So, yes it would be wonderful if the United States was more like Switzerland. While, Wall Street's outright thievery was modeled on the legendary secretive Swiss Banking system the people of Switzerland are actively working to ensure their Idyllic land is not turned into a Corporate Slave State like we have in the US by a crushing level of Income Inequality.

In the US Taxpayer money is stolen by politicians and given to the Rich and used to create Sports Stadiums, finance their purchase of private jets and given to multi-National Oil Conglomerates to whom the US Government has sworn fealty.

Because make no mistake Foster Friess, Paul E. Singer, Sheldon Adelson, the Koch Brothers, Stephen A. Schwarzman and all the Neo-Feudalist Vulture Capitalists who own the US Government set it's agenda.

And their crotch-sniffing Republican Party lapdogs and lobotomized Pro-Business Democrats only duty is to make policy which aids and succors their Plutocratic Masters.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Republicans attempting a Coup d'État

For the second time in 13 years, the Republican Party is attempting to thwart the will of the majority of Americans and enforce an Undemocratic Government which they control upon the US.

Unlike 2000 when the Republicans had a Stooge President installed via the decree of five SC Justices, this Coup involves the Party attempting to enact the Austerity Budget which serves the interests of the Wealthy Elite while pandering to the bigoted Right-Wing base of conservative dupes.

As with the Sequestration, the Republican Plan is to defund elements of the Government which they do not like or which aid those whom they do not represent (children, women, the poor, the Working Class) while selectively transferring Hundreds of Billions of dollars into the hands of the Super Rich.

But, unlike Sequestration the Democratic Party has not agreed to the Republicans duplicitous maneuvers of funding a select few slivers of the Government.

Additionally, the Shutdown has a chance of running into the Debt Ceiling and becoming a bigger problem. Or does it?
"Most budget agreements in the past have always involved debt limit increases. We think that's the forcing mechanism, just like the Budget Control Act that President Obama signed before." Representative P90X Ryan.
As Ryan's admission and other revelations have shown us, it appears the Republican Party had no intention of dealing fairly with the President, the Democratic Party or the American People. Nor has the Modern GOP ever had any intention of working for the American people.

What they have planned ever since losing the 2012 Presidential Election and garnering 1.5 million fewer votes for the House of Representatives was to install the Ultra-Reactionary Budget of the 1% and bring the Nation to it's knees in order to install a Neo-Feudalist State.

Under a "President" Romney, America would have been broken under the Paul Ryan's Work You to Death Budget, but having failed to win an election (despite Voter Suppression efforts in several swing states) Republicans are attempting a Coup. Election results be damned.

The Government Shutdown is a misnomer, many parts of the Government are still being funded, but parts of the Government that Republicans hate, the furloughed Government Workers who earn a decent wage and the EPA for instance, are feeling the crunch.
"You want my opinion? This is President Obama’s shutdown. He is responsible for shutting this thing down. No, I don’t think they should get their back pay, frankly, I really don’t. I’m sick and tired of a massive, bloated federal bureaucracy living on our backs, and taking money out of us, a lot more money than most of us earn in the private sector, then getting a furlough, and then getting their money back at the end of it. Sorry, I’m not for that. I want to punish these people. - Stuart Varney, Faux News resident Upper Class Tory Twit. 
"These People" whom Varney wants to punish are middle class Americans who work as Park Rangers being subjected to the scorn of the flabby, pasty chicken hawk Randy Neugebauer or as the Capitol Police potentially risking their lives to protect the very Republicans who have them working without pay. 

They aren't K Street lobbyists, they aren't Hedge Fund Vultures and that's the point. They aren't Rich. Actions speak louder than words so we didn't need Varney's verbal confirmation that a Republican Government is out to harm 99% of Americans, while blaming President Obama, and reduce us to Wage Slavery but there it is...

The Democratic Republic is about to go under. We have an Income Inequality and Wealth Gap heretofore unseen in American History.

And we have 300 Republican Fanatics who have undertaken a Crusade to purge Washington DC of all the Progressive gains of the 20th century and return us to their Idyllic Era of the Glided Age when Unrestrained Vulture Capitalism and Corporate Juggernauts roamed the Lands as Colossus, crushing all beneath their Iron Heel and greasing their gears with the blood of thousands.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Republicans love the Shutdown it's Advancing their Policy of Subjugation and Oppression

"We’re not going to be disrespected… We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is..." Republican Marlin Stutzman.
The Government Shutdown isn't affecting everyone the same. Republicans continue to draw their congressional salaries,
"I’m working," Republican Senator Mike Lee. "I’ll continue to be paid."
"I need my paycheck. That's the bottom line," Republican Renee Ellmers.
But, the Republicans in Washington DC have committed far worse crimes than just mere hypocrisy as they attempt to bring the American People to heel under their Oppressive Rule.

Republican Randy Neugebauer took time out of his busy schedule letting children die of cancer, taking food out of the mouths of poor people, to blame his shortcoming on a Park Ranger,
Randy Neugebauer: "The Park Service should be ashamed of themselves."
Park Ranger: "I’m NOT ashamed."
Randy Neugebauer: "You should be."
Fortunately, a 30 year veteran of Federal Service tells Neugebauer the Park Ranger is not to blame for Neugebauer buffoonishness and the Republican Party's evil zealotry until Randy launches into the Right-Wing fart bubble talking points, 'Mr. Reid's to blame!'

Of course, Republicans always find someone to blame for their despicable behavior.

Racist Republican Steve Stockman declared, "Obama and the Democrats are curb stomping veterans... There's no other way to put it."

There us another way to put it Stockman, go slide down a rusty 50 foot razor blade into a vat of rubbing alcohol and choke on your bolo tie.

The Republicans in the House and Senate are all in on the Shutdown now. It doesn't matter what they may have thought prior to October 1st, Republicans, put Party over Principle and the Interests of the Rich over everything.
"We’ve passed the witching hour of midnight, and the sky didn’t fall, nothing caved in," Republican Steve King. If the sky isn't literally falling on Steve King's pointy head then there's no problem. 
800,000 federal employees out of work, the EPA shut down, the FDA not functioning, the NIH turning away cancer patients these aren't negatives to Steve King or the Republican Party these are joyous outcomes of their Fanaticism. These are them paying back their Rich Overlords.

I've refrained from calling Republicans evil but, no more. There are no doubts anymore. Republicans are fully engaged in a far-reaching, all-encompassing, Ultra-Reactionary plan to enslave the Working Class, grind the Middle Class into dust and deprive the American People of their Rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

In the Grand Fine Tradition of the Republican Party, the Party of Warmongering Chicken Hawks, has taken to Using the Troops to advance their malignant agenda of bile and oppression. 

Republicans attach themselves to Veterans the same way a tick attaches itself dog and with the same purpose.