Monday, August 29, 2011

Republican Officials Who Don't Support Workers Can't March in Labor Day Parade

Well. duh!

"It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite elected officials who have openly attacked worker's rights or stood idly by while their political party fought to strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain," Radtke said. "It is a time for working families to come together to celebrate their hard work and a time where we recognize the labor movement for all they have given us -- the weekend, the 40 hour work week, child labor protection, a safe work environment."

Quote of the Day

"We don't have a deficit problem. We have a jobs problem."...Richard Trumka

From the one man in America who makes the most sense...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

From Our "Ya know, if I lived in Virginia right now, I’d be looking for some tar and feathers" Department

Eric Cantor's state had an earthquake, is about to have a hurricane, and he thinks FEMA is a four letter word?


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Why Taxing the Rich is Right

The very rich benefit most from national security, government-funded research, infrastructure, and property laws. Defending the country benefits the rich more, because they have more to defend.

Why the Rich Should Pay More

Anybody who thinks we are in Afghanistan and Iraq because poor people and the middle class needed us to "Fight 'em over there, so we won't have to fight 'em over here" is delusional. It's about oil and the rich people who own oil companies. Let the rich pay for the Defense Department budget and things would be a little more just.

Monday, August 15, 2011

If You'll Quit Posting Photoshops of My President, I'll Quit Posting Actual Photos of Your Candidate

I'm not saying Rick Perry is dumb...Wait...That is exactly what I'm saying. Perry got a C minus in animal husbandry at Texas A&M. He would have made a much better grade but there were two goats in the class and they must have crashed the curve.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Reader: What Do You Call a Cult With Puppetmasters instead of a Leader?

This piece is very well done. I plan to refer to it often:

In this latest incarnation, this new rebranding of the same conservative ideologies has been renamed the "Tea Party". It was largely started and funded by the lobbyist/corporate wing of the GOP, and promoted by Fox News to such an extent that it was beginning to look like a national sport. The premise was "average citizens" who just happened to be against raising taxes on rich people or regulating what corporations could do to the rest of the country (what are the odds, right?) and who were simply "not going to take it any more."

The Tea Party as the Conspiracy Wing of the Republican Party

Friday, August 12, 2011

Today's Must Read: Democrats Need a Platform and a Plan

Democrats pledge that if you vote for them they will fight for you. Democrats will make the wealthy pay their fair share. We will end Republican tax policy that sends American jobs abroad. We will run government like it should be run, for all the people and not just for business, special interests, or the wealthy. We will protect your right to organize and fight for a fair wage and safe workplace. We will fight for your right to a good and free public education and higher education at an affordable price. We will continue to fight for your right to a place to live and a good doctor or hospital when you need one. We will fight for safe streets, safe food, and clean air and water. We will fight for you to get back what you pay for in Social Security and Medicare. You paid for it; you are entitled to it.

A Plan

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thank You, Tea Party!

Just ten years ago this country was running huge surpluses and paying off its debt. But then we elected Obama and all hell broke loose. Oh, wait...

Today's must read:

Just ten years ago we were paying off debt at a rate that would have completely paid it all off by now. But under George W. Bush we cut taxes for the rich and more than doubled military spending. We deregulated and stopped enforcing laws. We let the big corporations run rampant. Our federal budget turned from huge surpluses to massive deficits, and Bush said it was "incredibly positive news" because it would lead to a debt crisis they could use to shock people into letting the corporate right privatize and thereby profit.

And then, under and because of Bush, our economy collapsed.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Quote of the Day

“Mark my words on this: we became the greatest country on earth because we made better decisions than any other nation,” he continued. “And we made better decisions because we used shared consciousness, shared reality, rule of reason, best evidence, democratic discourse, free debate to figure out what’s more likely than not to be the best decision here. It didn’t always work, but it worked a hell of a lot better. Since we adopted this new system we are making catastrophic decisions that have massive consequences..."...Al Gore

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Reader

If you only read one thing today make it this.

What do you get when you cross a long drug habit, a quick temper and a gun? The answer is two life terms for murder, earliest release date 2026. On the other hand, what do you get when you cross two nation states, a large corporation, three tons of poison and 8,000 dead human beings? The answer is, retirement with full pay and benefits.

And then read this

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Republican Corruption...But then I repeat Myself

Apparently desperate in Wisconsin, Republican operatives working for the Koch brothers funded group Americans For Prosperity (AFP) have been caught sending absentee ballots to Democrats with instructions to return the ballots after the election date.

From the Examiner