Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cliven Bundy as Vanguard for the Slow Moving Right-Wing Coup to reshape America

Like a Welfare Cowboy...
Consitutional Sheriffs Organization, Sovereign Citizens, Posse Comitatus Movement, The III Percenters, Oathkeepers Oathbreakers. What do these groups have in common? They are the Right-Wing Domestic Terrorist Organizations which the Department of Homeland Security warned America about in 2009. But, that prescient report was withdrawn after Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, the Insurgents at Faux News and other elements of the Right-Wing Wurlitzer of Outrage expressed their anger at being correctly identified as terrorists.

Like many tiny sparks which lead to a great conflagration, The Cliven Bundy v. Bureau of Land Management struggle could be one of those sparks as Conservative Domestic Terrorists are itching to begin murdering employees of the Federal Government.

SE Finer in his influential 1962 book The Man on Horseback: The Role of the Military in Politics described the beliefs which drive the Sovereign Citizens, in discussing a comment by General Douglas MacArthur from 1952,
"I find in existence a new and heretofore unknown and dangerous concept that the members of our armed forces owe primary allegiance or loyalty to those who temporarily exercise the authority of the Executive Branch of Government rather than to the country and its constitution which they are sworn to defend." 
No proposition, added General MacArthur, 'could be more dangerous.' On the contrary, it is General MacArthur's view which opens Pandora's Box. The moment the military draw this distinction between nation and the government in power, the begin to invent their own private notion of the national interest, and from this it is only a skip to the constrained substitution of this view for that of the civilian government. ( ibid. pg 22-23)
Despite as I've argued, we live in a Center-Left Nation, Left-Wing agitation is unacceptable. The 1% have established powerful cabals in the Media and Government that respond only to interests of the Plutocrats while using their influence to stunt and shut down issues the Working Class cares about.

With the election of Barack Obama, the Militia Movement reached new heights surpassing even the Clinton Era. The conservative cry of Taking Back Their Country led to dozens of right-wing rallies and demonstrations and the now mature internet allowed thousands of on-line keyboard commandos to spread despicable lies and conspiracy theories.

But, this Right-Wing agitation has been carefully cultivated, like a bonsai tree, to succor and defend the interests of the Very Wealthy. When the astroturf Tea Party Movement was founded and funded by the Koch Brothers, they knew exactly what issues their Devil Spawn would agitate for; deregulation and privatization.

Conservative "Populism" is cherished because it can be reliably counted upon to be Pro-1%. 

Cliven Bundy's racist remarks about "the negro", Martin Luther King Jr, and Slavery, while standard conservative orthodoxy, are not the story, the true story is how the Right continued to defend Bundy's Sovereign Citizen beliefs.

National Review Online Kevin Williamson emailed Talking Points Memo after Bundy's Racist comments,
Mr. Bundy's racial rhetoric is lamentable and backward. It is also separate from the fundamental question here, which is the federal government's acting as an absentee landlord for nine-tenths of the state of Nevada. I very strongly suspect that most of the men who died at the Alamo held a great many views that I would find repugnant; we remember them for other reasons.
Williamson's defense is that Bundy is the imperfect messenger of the Perfect Message of Freedom and Liberty, as he equates Cliven Bundy with Davy Crockett. The Modern Conservative has absorbed the rhetoric of the Militia Movement.

While the Militiamen are eager to murder Government workers what they've been duped into fighting for is the thievery of a High Plains Grifter (stolen from c u n d gulag over at

And when the confrontation first began who did we find stoking the flames of insurrection? Why none other than Faux News.
"That's because of the Tea Party movement, all these Tim McVeigh wannabes." ~ Sean Hannity 
Sean Hannity pushed Cliven Bundy's message for weeks, urging him to get into a shooting match with Federal LEOs in order to be transformed into a Martyr and Right-Wing Saint. But, it wasn't just Hannity, Nevada Senator Dean Heller, Nevada State Republicans and conservatives across the Country felt empowered to back Bundy and the conservative domestic terrorists.

Jon Stewart has been skewering Fox and Sean Hannity for a decade, yet still millions tune in to hear the Plutocracy's Premiere Propaganda Network's message of Adulation of the Rich, using the well worn conservative tropes of bigotry, oppression and intolerance. While in the Bundy fiasco right-wingers fully supported brave Sheriff Mack and other conservative champions, who planned to hide behind women and children while killing LEOs. The so-called Fox Effect.

The Fox Effect and before the take-over of Talk Radio, has been incredibly successful in making right-wingers continually outraged while robbing them of their reason and sanity. All so the 1% could undo the Progressive Gains of the 20th Century.

Bolstered by their conservative dupes, the obscenely Rich have steadily eroded voting rights, environmental protections, and the social safety net, while stacking the courts with Tort Reform Pro-Business Judges, and passed Legislation at all levels to remove constraints on their rapacious appetite to rape the land, steal it's resources, and murder the 99% who get in their way.

And that has culminated in the slow-moving Coup, the Plutocracy has working at for generations. A Coup to rid America of Representative Democracy and replace it with a Neo-Feudalist Wage Slave State.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Republicans and Conservatives would prefer a Minimum Wage of $0/hr

It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all the wealth of the world was originally purchased, Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, Chapter V
The Republican Party, as part of their War on America, are tasked with bringing the Working Class to heel while grinding the historical anomaly of the American Middle Class into dust.

Everything else associated with the Republicans, from their embrace of Rampant Racism to Putin Love to outright lying about Obamacare, is a byproduct or tactic serving the Grand Design.

Hence, when a Republican is asked by an American about the Minimum Wage, the GOPers response should not be a surprise, of course he's against raising it.

Here's the latest from Florida where Republican Congressman Dennis Ross was asked,
Would you support the Obama act of raising the federal minimum wage? 
Congressman Ross - No. [...] I think it would do more harm to our economy than anything. You work at Arby’s, the cost of products, the cost of services are going to go up. [...] If we are going to make it a living wage, who’s going to pay for it? Who’s going to pay for it?  
During the give and take, Ross was then asked,
I want to know, would you take a walk in my shoes? Lay your tie and your suit down, just for a day, 24 hours, and take a walk in my shoes. The people that I work with, we’re keeping the economy floating and going in the cycle. But the people that hire, they’re just paying money, just throwing money. But I’m actually working every day. So why wouldn’t you support it?
Congressman Ross - Because it’s not right. Economically, it’s not right. It does more harm to our economy.
Republicans are elected and compensated handsomely to crush Labor, abolish Unions and destroy the Social Safety Net. When Ross says "it's not right economically" he means it's not right for Job Creators.

The "jobs" metric and Job Creator hosannas are a massively dishonest way of discussing the American Economy until one understands the Prism in which Republicans view the Economy and the American Worker. The American Worker is viewed as an unnecessarily expensive cost of business.

A Job Creator could have set aside $20 per hour in wages to hire workers. So, he could create 1 job at his company at $20/hr or 2 jobs at $10/hr. But, now imagine if he had the "freedom" to pay less than the minimum wage? Why he could create 5 blessed jobs at $4/hr! And he could create an Infinite number of jobs if he was able to pay $0/hr. The Ultimate Job Creator!

Of course, what I am describing is Slavery. But, that is precisely what the Republican Party has been tasked by their Plutocratic Overlords with recreating; the Ideal America, one with massive fortunes built upon thousands of years of free labor.
"We should look at the Chinese... Those people work hard. There aren't labor laws; There aren't minimum wages; They're working harder than we are..." - Eric Bolling, Faux News 04/15/14
When did Eric ever go to China? His career before Faux was spent on the NYSE gambling in commodities. Most likely, Bolling is recalling the Mitt Romney 47% Video in which Mitt with mirth  and joy recalls seeing a slave shop in China,
When I was back in my private equity days, we went to China to buy a factory there. It employed about 20,000 people. And they were almost all young women between the ages of about 18 and 22 or 23. They were saving for potentially becoming married.
And they work in these huge factories, they made various uh, small appliances. And uh, 
as we were walking through this facility, seeing them work, the number of hours theyworked per day, the pitance they earned, living in dormitories with uh, with little bathrooms at the end of maybe 10x10 room, rooms. And the rooms they have 12 girls per room. 
Three bunk beds on top of each other. You’ve seen, you’ve seen them? (Oh…yeah, yeah!) And, and, and around this factory was a fence, a huge fence with barbed wire and guard towers. And, and, we said gosh! I can’t believe that you, you know, keep these girls in! They said, no, no, no. This is to keep other people from coming in.
But, the desire to America into a Neo-Feudal Wage Slavery doesn't just exist amongst the Upper-Echelons of the Right-Wing, its' permeated all the way down to the dregs of Conservatism.

At the 2013 CPAC (Conservative Punk Ass Chickenhawks) a spokesman for the Frederick Douglass Republicans, K. Carl Smith, held a panel which allowed Right-Wingers to engage in their favorite pastime of bad faith denials of their rampant racism.

While Smith spoke, conservative Scott Terry, flanked by his compatriot Matthew Heimbach festooned in a Confederate-flag T-Shirt, rose to complain the Republican Party was alienating, "young Southern white males" and minorities were "systematically disenfranchising” him and whites. Smith tried to interject and when Smith spoke of Frederick Douglass forgiving his former slave masters Terry scoffed, "For giving him shelter? And food?"

Mighty Joe Biden's observation from the last Presidential election still holds true, the Republican Party's Grand Design is to "to put y'all back in chains."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Republicans War on Women is part of a Larger Whole

"I’m sorry, but to show the world how ruthless these people are, women needed to be the first ones shot." - Richard Mack, former Arizona Sheriff and Founder of the Domestic Terrorist Organization the Consititutional Sheriffs, bravely putting is women and children out in front of himself during the Nevada Right-Wing Uprising.
The All-Out Assault on Women by Right-Wingers is part of a larger whole; the Conservative effort to abolish a Government by the People and for the People. Republicans and Conservatives want a Government for the Plutocracy. As such, Republicans have declared War on 99% of Americans with the goal of creating a Neo-Feudal Nation, where the Right-Wing Values of Oppression, Intolerance and Adulation of the Rich are enshrined.

Republicans are in office to impoverish the 99%, ensure further Income Inequality, and transfer Wealth and Control of this Nation to the Rich.

The last month has seen a deluge of Republican efforts at keeping women second-class citizens. The amount of despicable crud emanating from Republicans is almost too much to recount. However, here are few highlights.

Phyliss Schflay has been fighting against women for 40 years. As a living fossil, her occasional Eagle Forum op-ed is picked up by Right-Wing sites. Schflay's latest is the ridiculous assertion that women should strive to earn less in order to attract a man who earns more.
Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate. 
While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap. 
Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate. 
Obviously, I’m not saying women won’t date or marry a lower-earning men, only that they probably prefer not to. If a higher-earning man is not available, many women are more likely not to marry at all. 
The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.
This is just stupid as well as being sexist. Perhaps, Phyliss enjoyed not working a regular job because the family she married into had money and she could focus on dominating Ronald Reagan, crushing the Women's Libber Movement and defeating the ERA but, my grandfather always told me it was just as easy to love a woman with money as it was a woman without.

Of course, an ideological generation of women have sprung up to plague us, cut from Schflay's Bosom.

Over at Faux Business, blondish Spokesmodel Melissa Francis told Alan Colmes and the other blondish Faux Spokesmodel that while the gender-wage gap doesn't exist, the gender wage gap was the reason more women kept their jobs during the Republican Recession,
I would also point out that men lost jobs at two and a half times the rate as women in this last recession. I know plenty of families where the man is now out of work and the woman is the one who's working full time. Probably because she makes a little less, so she was able to keep her job.
In the United States Senate, every Republican voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act defeating it's passage. But, one might note the Republicans are a minority in the US Senate holding just 44 seats out of 100. Fortunately, those 44 Republican Bureaucrats have long ago turned the US Congress into the Polish Sejm of the 18th century, where the objections of merely one Republican is enough to derail the legislative process.

Of course, debate is the natural enemy of Republicans because it forces them to actually say what they believe and what Republicans believe is American Workers should be earning less money with fewer benefits while receiving no assistance from Government.

However, should a Republican be forced to verbalize their odious principles it is especially, pleasing to Republicans and their Masters are when they trot out one of their Right-Wing Stepford Women to mouth their ideology.

CongressMAN Marsha Blackburn (caught by Steve M. over at No More Mister Nice Blog), took umbrage... UMBRAGE! I Say! with the idea of the Republican War on Women,
"I find this war on women rhetoric almost silly,” Congressman Blackburn insisted. “It is Republicans that have led the fight for women’s equality. Go back through history! And look at who was the first woman to vote, to get elected to office, to go to Congress, four out of five governors. We're all for Equal Pay!" 
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha then blamed Obamacare! Blackburn's silliness is part and parcel of the Republican belief in sympathetic magic, Saying So makes it So.

One of the ways Republicans claim to support women is by trotting out token women like Marsha Blackburn.

American Women are expected to see the "success" of a Blackburn, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann or any right-wing woman and experience vicarious feelings of accomplishment through these vessels.

Afterwards, the woman should subsume her desire to succeed and support the flabby, overweight, white male Republican Party

But, speaking of women Republican Governors and getting back to the Larger Whole, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma signed a bill prohibiting cities in Oklahoma from raising the minimum wage or establishing paid vacation days or sick days. 

This shows, of course, how Republican love using the awesome power of government to crush women and the working class and puts paid to the lie that Republicans believe in small government or local control. 

Equal Pay for Equal Work should be a goal of everyone in this Nation, a Nation of supposed Equality under Law. But, the 1% don't want Equality they want Total Domination.

Keeping women's pay and benefits down is just a part of the larger whole. The Owners of the Republican Party have tasked them to crush the Working Class and eliminate the Middle Class. Thus every Republican will always vote against anything which aids women or the 99%.

The Capitalist Job Creators see the American Worker as an unnecessary expense. With the aid of Neoliberal Economics, Job Creators have off-shored jobs, insourced illegal immigrants, stolen pensions, lowered wages, slashed benefits, and rigged the tax code to undermine and crush Workers.

All of the blather is just window dressing, Job Creators would love to create jobs in the United States. It's just they want to create jobs which pay you a nickel an hour with no lunch or bathroom breaks and zero benefits. Those are the kind of jobs the Republicans can get behind.

Until then the Republican Assault on Women as a branch of the Republican War on 99% of America shall continue.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nevada Uprising: Cliven Bundy & Right-Wing Militias declare War on the US

Nevada criminal Cliven Bundy, became a conservative cause célèbre as Bundy set himself up as Simon de Montfort, battling the injustice and tyranny of the Federal Government.
"My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley ever since 1877. All these rights I claim have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and the water. I have been here longer." Cliven Bundy
Bundy owes over $1,000,000 in fees for grazing on Federal Lands, when in 1993 he decided to stop paying fees for using public lands. Since then he has lost numerous court cases.

But, the Right-Wing Wurlitzer of Outrage stoked the flames and invited Militias to stand with Bundy against the Federal Government.

Of course, the issue isn't complex Bundy, is a member of the 1% who feels that public lands and natural resources belong to him to do with as he pleases and understands that laws and regulations are for the little people NOT a Job Creating Plutocratic Noble of Nevada.

Bundy and his Tea Party Terrorists have repeatedly asserted Bundy owns the land, but he of course has no legal documents or land deeds to back up their claim.

Right-Wingers bow and scrap to the Plutocracy and desire the destruction of the United States of America and the institution of a Neo-Feudal Nation with the 1% controlling Fiefdoms free of Washington DC "Tyranny".

Tyranny, in the minds of right-wingers, is losing the freedom to oppress minorities, dominate women and rape and pillage natural resources for their gain.

Aided by Faux News, Bundy implied he was willing to have his serfs and conservative militiamen declare war on Federal Authorities. Sean Hannity asked Bundy, "How far are you willing to go? How far are you willing to take this?"
"My statement to the American people, I’ll do whatever it takes to gain our liberty and freedom back."
Be careful of anyone who declares they are willing to do whatever it takes for Our Liberty with Your Life.
"This is what I prayed for," said Margaret Houston, one of Bundy's sisters. "We are so proud of the American people for being here with us and standing with us." 
"We won the battle," said Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of the Criminal Bundy. 
While Militias may see this as an extension of the Baron's War against the Crown, Bundy and his family are nothing more than a Common Thieves albeit with big aspirations and the firm conviction of sacrificing your life for their gain.

I must congratulate the Bureau of Land Managament and other Federal Authorities for diffusing the situation. Right-Wing Sovereign Citizens and other conservative terrorists appeared quite ready to murder LEOs and other officials.

Addendum 2:
Via Crooks and Liars, Tea Party Domestic Terrorists planned to use women as human shields.

Addendum 3:
Cliven Bundy gave a news conference yesterday to commemorate his victory while flanked by the white power militias and Oathbreakers domestic terrorists. "Opening that gate should have been the Governor's job and protecting him should have been the Sheriff." Bundy continued explaining that he couldn't get any sleep at his ranch because of the "Militiamen" and "cowboys" laying around. So he knelt down and said a prayer and he received this reply, "Sheriff Gillaspie your work is not done. Every sheriff across the United States of America, take away the guns from the United States bureaucrats."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

401(k) amounts to Businesses Taxing your Income and to Grand Larceny of your retirement savings

Companies love the 401(k) System because it amounts to Private Enterprises being able to Tax American Workers.

Americans hold $4.2 trillion in 401(k) plans, according to the Investment Company Institute. An additional $6.5 trillion is in Individual Retirement Accounts.

A Defined Benefit pension plan is superior to 401(k) which is why Corporations don't like them. Corporations don't want workers who have assured retirement benefits, they want workers who are slightly desperate and willing to agree to whatever Ownership wants for fear of losing everything.

But, in keeping with the Neoliberal Economic Assault on 99% of Americans the 401(k) plan was sold to America as a superior way for you to manage your retirement! But, all 401(k) turned out to be was another mechanism for Corporations to steal your money.

If you happen to be planning on retiring during one of Capitalism regular crisises say 2001 or 2007 for instance, well then you are truly screwed because the 401(k) you've been contributing too and the market in general, probably lost 50% or more of its' value.

But, it's the day-to-day, year after year nickel-and-diming fees which eventually allow Hedge Funds to steal thousands of dollars from your retirement account.

From the Center for American Progress (CAP) comes a study of the impact the often hidden fees which Wealth Mismanagement Firms use to siphon off your retirement funds.

The CAP study showed how raising the annual fee from 0.25% to 1% or 1.25% would take $70,000 to $100,000 from the employees 401(k) account.

Putting aside the current American Job Market where no employee is going to last 30 years at a company offering up to 5% matching funds for your 401(k) account, the bigger picture is the continuing Legerdemain and accounting gimmicks Hedge Funds use.

One of the ways, Vultures like Wealth Mismanagement Pro Bruce Rauner caused the Illinois Pension Crisis was by charging fees. Rauner's firm GTCR and other Hedge Funds gained access to Public Pensions in the 1990's and now we find they are underfunded.

By Rauner's own admission 2/3rds of GTCR funds were supplied by Public Pensions. In Illinois GTCR has "managed" money for the Illinois Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) and the Illinois State Board of Investment, the state's largest and third-largest, respectively. Additionally, GTCR had access to state and municipal pension plans from the San Francisco City and County Employees' Retirement System to the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board. 

For this "work" GTCR, takes consultation and management fees. Bruce Rauner got paid no matter what the funds he "managed" did.

So, it's not surprising that Illinois and other Public Pensions began to go into insolvency once Vandal Capitalists got their hands on the funds. In fiscal year 2009, TRS lost $4.4 Billion (22% of its' value) in 2008 TRS lost 5% of it's value because of the Management of their Portfolios by Rauner-types.

Hedge Funds aren't growing wealth, they are parasitic Rentiers clinging to productive workers, like Teachers, sucking money from the Working Class like leeches and Vultures.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The SCOTUS McCutcheon Ruling empowers the Koch Brothers and Plutocracy to Buy the Republic

"These five justices are working night and day to make the wealthy and powerful more wealthy and more powerful. The Supreme Court is paving the way toward an oligarchic form of society in which a handful of billionaires like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson will control our political process." Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
The Supreme Court took another step in transforming the United States of America into a Neo-Feudal Oligarchy with the McCutcheon Ruling. The Roberts Court in a 5-4 ruling decided Elections can bought outright and cheaply, as they slowly build towards 2016: The Year the Plutocracy Rules.

As the Power of the Plutocrats has grown in the last 35 years of Neoliberal Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining Prosperity Reaganomics, the 1% has grown more vocal. While most of their nefarious schemes remain hidden from the public via PACs and phony 501(c)(4) organizations they've felt more and more comfortable telling the 99% to look forward to Wage Slavery.

Just a day after Paul Ryan revealed the latest Republican Death to the Poor Budget, Charles Koch wrote an op-ed to explain his worldview. Of course, Charles Koch sees the problem as the plebeians daring to criticize him, Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society...

As always Mister Koch, we do understand "your vision for a free society" which is why Our Voices are getting louder and louder and why Plutocrats, such as yourself, are getting shriller and shriller.

Charles Koch and his despicable brethren know their Oppression is intolerable and making the 99% desperate, so the Plutocrats tell their Media Lap Dogs that Opposing the Will of Plutocracy equals Kristallnacht and then call those whom they Oppress, Nazis.

Peppered with language swiped from his father's John Birch Anti-Commie screeds, Charles Koch goes on to decry "Collectivists" and blame "The System", while invoking Arthur Schopenhauer and Saul Alinsky.

Of course, Charles Koch blames it all on Obama, The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism.

Like, all scoundrels, Charles Koch swaddles himself in the Bosom of America. Those in power fail to see that more government means less liberty and liberty is the essence of what it means to be American. Love of liberty is the American ideal.

This screed is the supersonic whine of a rich entitled plutocrat. What Charles Koch means by Liberty is the Freedom for him to rule a Section of the Nation as his own little Fiefdom as a Landgrave, accountable to no one who, along with his fellow Plutocrats, chooses the Government and ensures those chosen do nothing but, enforce the Will of the Rich.

Medicare? Don't need it. Social Security? Not necessary. Food Stamps? Collectivism! To Charles Koch and his ilk, Government exists only to quell domestic dissent and expand overseas business opportunities; everything else is "Unconstitutional". Charles Koch desires nothing less than a return to brutal Feudalism.

Now, Plutocrats however can't rule without a Guardian Class, empowered to attack the Enemies of Inequality and the Opponents of the 1%; Enter the Republican Party.

The Sole Purpose of the Republican Party is to ensure the 1% get Richer while the rest of us are ground into perpetual Wage Slavery and unending Corporate Bondage.

The day after Koch's Declaration of Neo-Feudalism, Republican Senator Jerry Moran took to the floor of the US Senate to genuflect before Charles Koch and read his op-ed into the Congressional Record.
"It seems to me the things that are outlined in Mr. Koch’s opinion piece are certainly within the wide mainstream of American thought..." and " I wanted to share one of Koch Industries owner’s beliefs about those values and his philosophy and how it affects Americans today,"
During CPAC 2014 in March, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann thanked god for David Koch and declared RICO laws should be used against those who speak out against the Koch Brothers,
"I just thank god that there’s a billionaire or two on our side. I hope we get a few more that are willing that come out but realize also this is an intimidation movement, I’m sure that the donors on our side don’t like to have their names vilified and that’s what this is about, intimidating people from giving money to our cause, that’s it. There’s something called the RICO statute, the racketeering law, that should be applied against them for doing this."
Meanwhile, other Republicans are engaged in a slander campaign of Senator Harry Reid. Not debating his viewpoint but insinuating that he has suffered a mental breakdown or is drunk or on drugs.

Republicans exist to guard and increase the Vast Wealth of the Rich at the expense of everyone else.

The odious Newt Gingrich, a viciously racist miserable political failure famous only for cheating on two wives while trying to impeach President Clinton for cheating on one, took to the Sunday Morning talk Circuit to bask in the beauty of the McCutcheon Ruling. Gingrich went further and declared,
"Candidates should be allowed to take unlimited amounts of money from anybody and you would overnight equalize the middle class and the rich."
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread. Anatole France, 1894. Sheldon Adelson can give a million dollars to Gingrich or Christ Christie and so can you!

Meanwhile, Republicans have adopted the Kochtopus approach of attacking the Working Class on multiple fronts to crush the 99% and enforce brutal Koch Feudalism. Republicans want to give Companies time to delay Union vote because Republicans use the Awesome Power of the Government to aid the Rich in crushing Labor.
Republican Congressman John Kline of Minnesota and Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee introduced legislation requiring the NLRB let 35 days pass after employees file a petition before they are allowed to vote on forming a union. 
Because Companies might need extra time to threaten workers against Unionizing, bring in Armed Forces to ensure the proper votes are cast and give Republicans time to interfere in the Free Market as Senator Bob Corker, Tennessee Governor Haslam and State Republicans did against workers trying unionize a VW factory.

Republicans don't care about the American People. They are solely in office to succor, defend and protect the Plutocracy. Medicaid eliminated, Medicare eviscerated, Social Security Swindled, Unions abolished, The Working Class impoverished, higher education made unaffordable, laws applied unequally, Plutocrats buying elections, Corporations telling you what you can spend your earnings on and what you can do with your free time, these are ancillary benefits of the Brutal Koch Feudalism, Republicans are pushing upon the Nation.

Charles Koch used a quote from Thomas Jefferson so shall I,
"I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and to bid defiance to the laws of their country." Jefferson to George Logan Nov. 12, 1816.
Money is not Speech and Corporations are not People. MovetoAmend!

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Fort Hood Shooting is Obama's Fault, Right? Or Clinton's. Either Way Conservatives Love Dead Soldiers

Because Right-Wingers use the dead to advance their beliefs. Conservatives are natural cowards who will never follow through with the BS they spout, as they lack the courage of their convictions.

However, they love when other people die because conservatives are grave robbers and fakes who have no right to speak for the dead.

The Second Fort Hood Shooting has reved up Dana Loesch, Jim Hoft, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and so many other right-wing nut jobs to take to their medium, be it Faux News, Toxic Right-Wing Radio or the Right-Wing Internet Fart Bubble to blame everything from Obama's Lack of Military response to Putin in Crimea to President Clinton banning active duty military from carrying weapons on base but, never, ever the ubiquitous gun culture the Right has created and championed in the US.

Of course, it was the DoD under George Bush 41 who issued the 1992 directive which outlined when the carrying of firearms on base was authorized but, that fact is irrelevant to the larger right-wing purpose.

Allen West and Sean Hannity can try and speak somberly about on President Obama's unwillingness to accept a Post-9/11 World and failure to stand up Putin as the causes but, what's important is to consistently and reflexively Blame President Obama and Liberals for everything and to use the dead to advance right-wing beliefs.

What conservatives would love to see happen in the case of an active shooter on a military base is for other military members to come out hunting.

However, unlike, conservative fantasies, the bad guy does not have a Glowing Red X over his head indicating foe while other armed soldiers have Rotating Green O over theirs indicating good guy with a gun.

Friend and Foe recognition isn't automatic but, what do conservatives care? They won't be anywhere near the crossfire because conservatives don't serve in the military and aren't on base.

More guns is not the answer. It never has been. The death of American Sniper Chris Kyle last year could have caused Firearm Fanatics to re-evaluate their beliefs but because gun nuts are zealots and madmen, every shooting just serves to further entrench them and hardens their fanaticism.

Senior Breitbart Contributer and conservative hero Pat Dollard's tweet after the Second Fort Hood Shooting demanding that Americans take to the streets to start slaughtering muslims deserves mention. Back during the Presidency of George W(orst Ever) Bush, Dollard was invited onto Faux News regularly and in 2007 revealed so much of the modern conservatives, "This is a propaganda war, and if I can fight with a camera the same as a Marine with his rifle, I will."

True to form Speaker John Boehner is using the Second Fort Hood shooting to push for privitazation of VA Services. Of course, the Republican Plan would not address Mental Health or restrictions on guns but is a sick attempt to siphon off funds from the VA into the back accounts of the Rich.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mark Kirk and Bruce Rauner are against Medicaid Expansion because Poor People deserve to Die not get Better

While the Republicans in the US House continue to remain demonstrably evil, on April Fools Day Paul Ryan released the latest Republican Path to Poverty, I've nonetheless, retained hope that at other levels Republicans would at least not actively embrace evil. Unfortunately, I continue to be disappointed.

With the enrollment end for the Affordable Care Act Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and Republican Nominee for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner took to their plush armchairs to decry medicaid. Because as Rich Privileged White Men they understand that Healthcare Coverage is not to be wasted on Poor People.

Of course, I expect such viewpoints from the likes of Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and Darrel Issa. They are in office to ensure that Poor People are ground down and crushed under the heel of Corporate Hegemony.

But, Mark Kirk?

Senator Mark Kirk, suffered a catastrophic stroke, which left him paralyzed and unable to walk for over a year and whose entire medical care, millions of dollars worth including intensive physical therapy, was covered by the American Taxpayer.

Then Congressman 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." Senator Kirk wouldn't be alive, let alone in Office, if it wasn't for taxpayer supported Government run Healthcare Coverage.

Bruce Rauner is a Billionaire, so of course he doesn't have to worry about medical care. Of course, part of Rauner's immense wealth was stolen from sick and elderly Americans, who were subjected to Nursing Home Abuse at Rauner's negligent behest. Rauner's Wealth Management firms routinely purchased Nursing Homes, then slashed their budgets, reduced staff, loaded them with debt and underfunded the Homes in order to extract maximum wealth with a minimum outlay of expense. The Elderly residents who suffered and died as a result? Well, they were just collateral damage of Rauner's Vulture Capitalism.

Vulture Rauner is among the 300 Richest people in the United States. He claims, anecdotally of course, Medicaid is replete with fraudulent sign ups and questioned the timing of expanding eligibility at a time of financial instability in state government.

For a Vulture like Rauner government, when it is helping the Poor and Downtrodden is always in a time financial instability.

The Republican Healthcare Alternative remains; Don't Get Sick but, If You Do Die Quickly and If You Were Wealthy, You'd Be Healthy. But If You're Poor, There's the Door.