Saturday, August 4, 2012

On presidents and the rich.

I have heard it said that if you are rich then you should want a Republican as president. 

Thus is only true if the only thing you give a fuck about is the amount of money you have. If it is important to you that people are treated fairly and that there is at least the chance of equal opportunity for all then just maybe the above isn't true.

If your one driving motto is "I have mine, now go fuck yourself" then by all means vote GOP. Personally I think that you suck.

But then you don't want my opinion...

Just Standing his ground

Florida man charged with hate crime says he ‘only shot a n*gger’ | The Raw Story: "Authorities in Port St. Joe, Florida say a man charged with a hate crime felt inconvenienced by his arrest because he had “only shot a n*gger.” "

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Nice Job TN Dems

Tennessee Democratic Party disavows its own Senate candidate | The Raw Story: "Clayton’s own website currently returns a Bandwidth Limit Exceeded message. According to an article at Mother Jones Magazine, however, when the site is available, it reveals that “Mark Clayton believes the federal government is building a massive, four-football-field wide superhighway from Mexico City to Toronto as part of a secret plot to establish a new North American Union that will bring an end to America as we know it.” "

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And in the big brass balls department

Paterno family wants to appeal Penn State sanctions - "(CNN) -- Joe Paterno's family said Friday it intends to appeal the National Collegiate Athletic Association's sanctions against Penn State University in the aftermath of the child sexual abuse scandal. "

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dumbest Thing Matt Stoller Has Ever Written

Obama’s Second Term Agenda: Cutting Social Security, Medicare, and/or Medicaid « naked capitalism:
"This is probably the least important Presidential election since the 1950s. As an experienced political hand told me, the two candidates are speaking not to the voters, but to the big money. They hold the same views, pursue the same policies, and are backed by similar interests. "

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Anyone that writes the above is too stupid to be allowed to go out by themselves for fear they would walk into traffic.

Anyone that writes the above and thinks they are doing serious political commentary is delusional.

Naked Capitalism has become a swamp of anti-Obama bullshit. It is a shame really because Yves Smith is a brilliant economic commentator.

Amani on The Vetting

The Conservative Majority Fund just found out that President Obama is black, you guys. | Angry Black Lady Chronicles: "First of all, if you don’t know “who President Obama is,” you’re stupid. Without question."

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Worst Political Definition of the Day

In politics, what does it mean to be Moderate; Conservative; or Liberal/Progressive? - Yahoo! Answers: "
 Conservative means preferring traditional values. Liberal is the exact opposite. "

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Dumbest Comment On Sally Ride

The Thinking Housewife tries to tarnish the legacy of Sally Ride with a surreally homophobic eulogy « man boobz:
"Ride’s life, however, does not even offer that slim hope to little girls, that wonderful compensation for dreary days in a control cabin. Ride flew into space but never experienced other thrills that are as great or far greater. She never gave a man such necessary and life-sustaining love that he was able to do great things, such as fly into space. "

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Eagle Scouts Showing how to do it

Eagle Scouts stand up to the Boy Scouts of America: *UPDATED* - Boing Boing: "The Boy Scouts of America bans participation in scouting by openly gay, bisexual, or transgender kids and bans GBLT adults from serving as scout masters. Legally, that's their right as a private organization. But that doesn't make it the right thing to do. Since the BSA doubled down on that position on July 17, I've seen letters from numerous Eagle Scouts who have sent their hard-earned awards back to the organization."

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Another reason we need single payer universal healthcare in the USA

Poop Strong: "Fortunately, in part due to my young age and the extraordinary care I have received at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, I’ve been able to cope quite well so far despite the difficulties of treatment. Unfortunately, cancer treatment is quite expensive, and recently the ASU student insurance plan stopped covering my cost of care. The Aetna student health insurance plan provided by ASU caps the lifetime insurance benefit paid out at $300,000, which the high cost of treatment used up in less than one year."

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Comment Of The Day - Balloon Juice Edition - Part Something

Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Black Couple Banned From Marrying at Mississippi Church: "And whilt it might be true what you say, that, “... it may be entirely true that the couple was denied a wedding purely on racist grounds, but one can’t conclude that from this post,” by now, I’m through giving assholes the benefit of the doubt. By now, my feeling is, “If it looks racist, and smells racist, then it is racist.” Too many people like you are willing to look for reasons to wxcuse this kind of shit. I think it’s time that we as a society begin calling this shit out for what it is more widely. Every time something like this happens, too amny people are willing to look for excuses for the assholes who do this. Some yahoo congressman calls the president “uooity” and people buy his lame-ass whining that he didn’t know what it meant. Fuck that. If people want to be racist assholes, then that is their right. But the rest of us have a duty to this country to shun them for it. All decent people in the U.S. need to shun this church."

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