Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The “Pinochet”-ing of Dick Cheney

This needs to happen; hopefully sooner rather than later. If our own spineless “leaders” won’t prosecute the war criminals in our midst, an international agency might have to do their jobs for them.

As you probably know, Chile’s now-deceased dictator, Augusto Pinochet, was arrested in London in 1998 after being indicted for crimes against humanity. And now, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, has said he will testify against Dick Cheney if Cheney is ever put on trial. Wilkerson said:

“I, unfortunately — and I’ve admitted to this a number of times, publicly and privately — was the person who put together Colin Powell’s presentation at the United Nations Security Council on 5 February, 2003. It was probably the biggest mistake of my life. I regret it to this day. I regret not having resigned over it.”

In the same interview, Salon’s Glen Greenwald said:

“The evidence is overwhelming… that Dick Cheney is not just a political figure with controversial views, but is an actual criminal, that he was centrally involved in a whole variety not just of war crimes in Iraq, but of domestic crimes, as well, including the authorization of warrantless eavesdropping on American citizens in violation of FISA, which says that you go to jail for five years for each offense, as well as the authorization and implementation of a worldwide torture regime that, according to General Barry McCaffrey, resulted in the murder — his word — of dozens of detainees, far beyond just the three or four cases of waterboarding that media figures typically ask Cheney about. And as a result, Dick Cheney goes around the country profiting off of this, you know, sleazy, sensationalistic, self-serving book, basically profiting from his crimes, and at the same time normalizing the idea that these kind of policies, though maybe in the view of some wrongheaded, are perfectly legitimate political choices to make. And I think that’s the really damaging legacy from all of this.”

Lawrence Wilkerson was then asked if he thought former Bush Administration officials should be held accountable for their crimes:

“I certainly do. And I’d be willing to testify, and I’d be willing to take any punishment I’m due. And I have to say, I agree with almost everything just said. And I think that explains the aggressiveness, to a large extent, of the Cheney attack and of the words like ‘exploding heads all over Washington.’ This is a book written out of fear, fear that one day someone will ‘Pinochet’ Dick Cheney.”

Well, what are we waiting for? Hurry up and Pinochet that cocksucker before he pulls a Kenneth Lay and pretends to “die.”

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

“Is Rick Perry Dumb?”

That’s the title of this article.

Unfortunately, a more relevant question would be:

“Does it matter?”

And speaking of dumb, Michele Bachmann keeps on regurgitating America’s favorite urban legend: America could achieve energy independence TODAY if only those damn treehuggers would get out of the way and let America drill her way to Freedom. She said:

“The radical environmentalists have demanded that we lock up all our energy resources. President Bachmann will take that key out of the door. I will unlock it.”

Oh Boy!!! This is gonna be GREAT!!! Giant gas guzzlers will come rolling off of Detroit’s assembly lines once again and gas will be 32 cents a gallon as God intended.

Then again, whatever Michele Bachmann says, take it with a grain of salt. After all, keep in mind that Michele Bachmann dropped out of school in the fourth grade, got knocked up at thirteen, and has been convicted twelve times of selling heroin to kindergarten children.

NOTE: The previous sentence was written In Jest.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Casino Jack

We finally rented Casino Jack last night. Kevin Spacey does a kickass performance as Jack Abramoff. Kelly Preston played his wife, and Jon Lovitz was also in it. Other than that I hadn’t seen or heard of most of the actors. The actors that I hadn’t heard of were pretty good likenesses of Karl Rove, Ralph Reed, Tom DeLay, Grover Norquist and the rest of the sleazebags involved in this whole scandal.

The movie actually portrayed Jack Abramoff as a somewhat sympathetic character, at least as far as slippery power-crazed lobbyists go. Kevin Spacey got a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.

The movie is well worth renting. It’s good that an important chapter in our recent history can be kept alive with an entertaining movie.

Sort of the opposite of Fair Game, with Naomi Watts playing Valerie Plame and Sean Penn playing her husband, Joseph Wilson. I waited months for this to come out on DVD, figuring that a movie starring two of the best actors out there, dramatizing one of the most disgraceful scandals of the Dumbya years, would have to be riveting. Wrong!

I don’t know how they managed, but Fair Game was drier than the wonkiest PBS documentary.

But check out Casino Jack if you haven’t seen it already.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

George Soros vs. The Koch Brothers

According to the Right, every liberal organization is funded and directed by George Soros. And liberals think conservatives are nothing more than the Koch Brothers’ useful idiots.

In case it’s actually true that every political battle in America is just a proxy war between the Koch Brothers and George Soros: This chart gives a brief comparison between George Soros and the Koch Brothers.

Just a few highlights:

When George Soros was fourteen, his family was forced to flee their native Hungary when the Nazis invaded. The family had already changed their name from Schwartz to Soros, but it still wasn’t safe to be there.

Charles and David Koch were born into one of the wealthiest families in the Universe. When they were eighteen and twenty-three, respectively, their father — Fred Koch — co-founded the John Birch Society in order to purify America and protect her from such Communist filth as Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman.

When George Soros was seventeen, he moved to London. He worked as a waiter and a porter to pay for his college education. At twenty-six, he moved to New York and became a financial analyst on Wall Street. He started his own investment fund when he was thirty.

In 1967 the Koch Brothers inherited $300 million from their father. Some of their inheritance went toward creating a fake “environmental” organization — Citizens for the Environment — whose sole purpose was to convince everyone that acid rain was a myth. They’ve also donated $48 million to various “climate change is a myth” organizations. In 2004 they founded Americans For Prosperity and FreedomWorks which, as you know, begat the teabaggers.

In 1979, George Soros set up scholarships for black students in South Africa. During the 1980s he donated hundreds of millions of dollars to help peaceful democracy movements in Eastern Europe. In 1992 he donated $50 million to help protect civilians who were caught up in the Bosnian war. In 1996 he donated another $50 million to fight poverty in Africa.

Well, there you have it, just a few contrasts between George Soros and the Koch Brothers. Hope you’ll keep that chart as a reference.

So, in the event that we really are just a bunch of drones being manipulated by either the Koch Brothers or George Soros — whose “useful idiot” would YOU rather be?

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It’s Perfectly Logical to Take Government Handouts While Simultaneously Ranting Against Government Handouts

Once in awhile I go surfing through some of my “favorite” rightwing blogs. It’s entertaining in a sick sort of way (what’s that say about me?), plus “Know Your Enemy” and all that. Afterwards I sit there feeling kind of dirty, and thinking “Why do I keep doing this?!?!?”

I found this yesterday at an unnamed unlinked site:

“I am sick to death of idiot liberals and stupid pundits making a big deal out of Republicans who rail against big government somehow benefiting from government services…It’s both inane and indicative of the fact that liberals just don’t get it; it is not government that conservatives oppose, it is big government that is at issue. The fact that the left has no clue as to the difference classifies them as first class morons. One can support Medicare, Social Security, and even some subsidies that are designed to encourage beneficial economic activity and still oppose Obamacare, FinReg, card check, and heavy handed interference in our schools from the Department of Education. There is no hypocrisy.”


(Incidentally, both of those above links are worth checking out.)

The same blogger also got into a writhing pantytwist when this columnist pointed out that a large part of Rick Perry’s “economic miracle” is the result of an expanding military presence in Texas, plus a lot of jobs that were made possible by Obama’s dreaded stimulus package.

Anyway, that was today’s glimpse into the teabag mind (or is that an oxymoron?). Now, aren’t you feeling sort of dirty?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rick Perry: Not Quite So “Fed Up” Any More?

Unfortunately for Rick Perry, you can’t un-ring a bell and you can’t un-write a book.

“Fed Up” is Rick Perry’s 240-page tantrum against, well, everything. Social Security, Medicare, environmental protection and child labor laws are all unconstitutional. He believes in states’ rights, but he’d be willing to overlook that minor technicality if there was a federal ban on abortion and/or gay marriage.

The book was published just last November. But now that Rick Perry and his book are in the national spotlight, Perry is starting to squirm and trying to un-say some of the things he’s said.

Perry’s communications director claims he’s never heard Rick Perry suggest that Social Security is unconstitutional. He also tried to downplay “Fed Up” by saying the book “is a look back, not a path forward.”

Nice try. While one of Rick Perry’s personalities is trying to disown the book, another Rick Perry personality is still trying to get maximum political mileage out of it. At a recent campaign stop in Iowa, a member of the audience asked Perry what he would do to fix the country’s entitlement programs. Perry answered:

“Have you read my book, ‘Fed Up!’ Get a copy and read it.”

OK, Schizoid, which is it?

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Monster.com Tries to Intimidate Critics

You’ve probably heard about this over the past few weeks. Jillions of online Help Wanted ads are basically saying “If you’re unemployed, don’t bother.” They have a right to do that if they want; there’s no law against being a dickwad.

In response, USAction/TrueMajority has gathered over 26,000 signatures asking these companies to stop hosting employment ads that discriminate against the unemployed.

The good news is: one of these large companies — Monster.com — has taken action.

And the bad news: the “action” taken by Monster.com has nothing to do with helping the millions of Americans who are desperately searching for work. Monster.com’s “action” — they’ve tried to intimidate USAction/TrueMajority by sending them a Cease and Desist letter, ordering them to stop mentioning Monster.com.

Since it’s perfectly legal to be an asshole, then presumably it’s also legal to publicize the aforementioned asshole’s assaholic behavior.

Anyway, here’s a petition asking Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com (among others) to stop posting ads from companies that refuse to hire the unemployed. People who are looking for work are having a rotten enough time already without being shat on with “EEWW, you’re unemployed?!? Next.”

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Friday, August 19, 2011

You Go Bernie Sanders

In case there was ever any doubt, the record gas prices of 2008 were caused by oil speculators. Sorry, rightwads — those America-hating treehuggers had nothing to do with it.

Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent—VT) has leaked this information to the press. By publicizing this information, Sanders has infuriated Wall Street CEOs AND their [wink] “regulators.”

As with the Pentagon Papers and WikiLeaks (and their numerous spin-offs), the Powers That Be are having a mass panty-twist that “private” information has been leaked to the lowly public. For people who are NOT part of that self-contained Inner Party of corporate VIPs and the “legislators” and “regulators” who keep going down on them, the information itself should be infuriating, rather than the fact that the information was leaked to the public.

Bernie Sanders said:

“The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has kept this information hidden from the American public for nearly three years. This is an outrage. The American people have a right to know exactly who caused gas prices to skyrocket in 2008 and who is causing them to spike today.”

You Go Guy.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pink Slip Rick Scott

Pink Slip Rick Scott is a website sponsored by Florida Watch Action.

(H/T to TomCat at Politics Plus where I first saw this.)

Out of all the unpopular teabagging governors who got “elected” last November by razor thin margins — Scott Walker, Rick Snyder, John Kasich — Rick Scott is at the top (or bottom) of the heap. I don’t know whether there’s a move to recall him, but Florida’s voters are finding ways to demonstrate their Buyer’s Remorse.

A few weeks ago Rick Scott was trying to show that he was a plain ol’ working guy and not just another sheltered millionaire gouging the public. He demonstrated this by “working” behind the counter at a donut shop. A bunch of disenchanted voters came in and, one by one, reached across the counter and handed him a pink slip.

Alarmed by his rock-bottom approval ratings, Rick Scott cranked out a bunch of robocalls to remind voters of what an awesome guy he is; even though the next election is eons away. Florida Watch Action hoisted Rick Scott on his own petard by sending the robocalls back to Rick Scott.

Let Rachel Maddow tell you about it.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If We Weren’t Quagmired in Iraqistan…

You remember the scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life” — George Bailey is about to commit suicide when his Guardian Angel shows him all of the lives he’s touched and how different the town would have been without George Bailey.

In a perverse variation on that scene: Imagine what a different country this would be if we weren’t spending $9.7 billion per month in Iraq and Afghanistan. The total cost of both wars is $3.7 trillion, and that’s a low estimate. That’s $12,000 for each American.

Do you think YOUR $12,000 was well spent? Did you get your money
s worth?

With our deteriorating public “education” system, crumbling infrastructure, firefighters and police officers being laid off for lack of funding — surely there would’ve been a better use for that $3.7 trillion.

In other news: Sorry, all you New Age hippies who keep daydreaming about wind energy and solar power — Wind power is NOT a feasible energy source. This has been proven in a study funded by the Koch Brothers. Whew! The Kochsuckers’ oil empire is still safe.

In a related story, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has concluded — after an exhaustive study — that vegetarians are all a bunch of pencilneck sissies.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For Only $15 — YOU can Talk to a Real Live Congressman!!!

Rep. Paul Ryan (R—Peewee Herman) can’t take it any more. Rowdy constituents coming into his town hall meetings and asking embarrassing questions — he’s had it! So what if their taxes are paying his salary (and health insurance, pension, travel expenses)?

In a desperate attempt to squelch the symptoms — without dealing with the underlying cause — Paul Ryan will be charging $15 for the privilege of attending any of his future “public” events.

Going him one better, Rep. Ben Quayle (R—Potatoehead Jr.) will be charging $35 for the chance to see and hear him at a catered luncheon on August 23rd. Can’t wait.

This is one way to keep the riffraff out, while still allowing reporters in; so you’ll still get news coverage without having to answer any uncomfortable questions.

And Rep. Doug Lamborn (R—Ku Klux Klan) doesn’t even want your filthy money. He has forbidden any and all “protests” in or near his office in Colorado Springs. This is the same inbred redneck who referred to Obama as “tar baby” last month.

But hey, the news isn’t all bad. PSSSSST — Wanna see a lewd picture of Michele Bachmann?

AND — equal time and all that — a lewd picture of Marcus Bachmann.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama: The Culture Wars

Might as well cut to the chase. Rick Perry IS the Republican candidate for the White House. Tim Pawlenty has already thrown in the towel, and the rest of the wannabes will be dropping like flies. Why go through the motions — and millions of dollars — of campaigning in the primaries? It’s a done deal.

The Perry vs. Obama campaign will bring out America’s Culture Wars like you’ve never seen; never even imagined. They’ve been simmering since the 1960s. They’ll be brought to a full boil — a volcano! — when Perry and Obama start slugging it out.

This Daily Beast article by Michael Tomasky hits the nail on the head. In addition to the economy and other issues:

“… an Obama-Perry race would be something else, too: a war between the two Americas, each side represented by its respective cultural standard-bearer, each side’s foot soldiers absolutely smoldering with contempt for everything the other guy stands for and indeed the way he looks.”

In case you still think Romney has a chance:

“Republicans don’t want a posh, well-spoken Yankee who works at a place with a name like Bain Capital. In their deepest souls, they want a Texas governor. They want a shit-kicker. And here, we circle back to culture.”

Since there’ll be inevitable comparisons between George W. Bush and Rick Perry, Bush:

“…represented Southern country clubs and Dodge Durangos and Browning bolt-actions and homes with no books in them.”

And now, get ready for Dumbya on steroids:

“Perry, on this scale, is chillingly Bush-like. I saw a clip the other day of him saluting—an off-screen soldier, perhaps, or a flag. It was a small thing. But he looked exactly like Bush. The chest pumped up with self-regard. The overly aggressive way he thrust his saluting hand out from his forehead. He even, I swear, was smirking. I shuddered all over again.”

And here’s how the red-staters see Obama:

“They look at him and see wine-and-cheese parties where people have jazz playing in the background and where talk turns to the merits and demerits of Jonathan Franzen, who drive Priuses (or is it Prii?) and buy espresso machines and live in homes with far too many books in them. And worse than that: for much of Red America, Dr. Frankenstein himself could not have stitched together a more perfect Other: urban, urbane, sophisticated, intellectual.”

We’re gonna be living in interesting times between now and November 2012.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Florida’s Teatard Governor Loves Socialized Medicine

For himself, that is. The rest of you peons can quit whining and pay for your own health coverage.

When Rick Scott was campaigning to be governor of Florida, his main issue was the evils of “Obamacare” and any other form of government help for medical patients. And now it turns out Rick Scott pays $30 a month for his own health insurance. It’s taxpayer-funded and it covers his entire family. Meanwhile, thousands of lower-level state employees are paying six times that much for their health insurance.

Rick Scott and 32,000 other high-ranking state officials — including most of Florida’s state legislators — are all eligible for this same taxpayer-funded health insurance, starting as low as $8.34 per month per person.

A spokesman for Rick Scott told reporters that Scott’s public-funded health coverage was “a private matter.”

Rick Scott has rejected millions of dollars in government grants that would have eased the insurance burden for Florida’s non-privileged residents. And he’s determined to privatize Medicaid.

Florida State Sen. Nan Rich (D) said that Rick Scott is entitled to enjoy this cheap health coverage at taxpayers’ expense, but he shouldn’t prevent his constituents from doing the same thing:

“I wish every Floridian had the same opportunity.”

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

“Kids For Cash” Judge Gets 28 Years

It’s not enough. But he’s 61 years old so he’ll probably die of old age in prison.

Former Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. — commonly referred to as the “Kids For Cash” judge — has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison. Between 2003 and 2008 he railroaded 4,000 juvenile offenders into two private juvenile detention centers. In return, then-Judge Ciavarella received a $1 million bribe from the builder of those two prisons.

Some of these imprisoned juveniles were as young as ten, and a lot of them, even first-time offenders, were jailed for offenses — petty theft, getting in a fight at school — that would usually result in probation or a fine.

All 4,000 of Judge Ciavarella’s “convictions” have been overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Unfortunately it won’t be as easy to overturn the emotional damage suffered by these 4,000 families.

I did a post on this story when I first heard about it. And Michael Moore covered it in Capitalism: A Love Story.

Ciavarella’s co-conspirator — ex-judge Michael Conahan — has also been convicted but hasn’t been sentenced yet. Together, the two judges took more than $2 million in bribes from Robert Mericle, the builder of the two detention centers: PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care. They also extorted hundreds of thousands of dollars from the co-owner of the two facilities, Robert Powell.

During Ciavarella’s trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Zubrod told the court:

“The criminal justice system in Luzerne County is ruined and will not recover in our lifetimes.”

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oh Well, It Wasn’t a Complete Disaster

OK, so the Kochsuckers are still in control of Wisconsin’s legislature. Two of them got the heave ho — Dan Kapanke and Randy Hopper. But Republicans still have a 17 to 16 majority in the state senate.

It’s better than nothing. It shows that even if you got elected just nine months ago, the voters MIGHT kick you out. If you get too complacent and keep giving voters the finger while bending over for the Koch Brothers, you CAN get recalled.

And in Ohio, voters will get a chance to overturn their state’s union-busting law, which is even more extreme than Wisconsin’s.

The teabagging governors of Michigan and Florida are even more hated by their constituents than Scott Walker. R-E-C-A-L-L. This fight isn’t over. It just started.

I don’t know whether this is a valid comparison or not, but San Francisco voters passed a slow growth initiative back in the ‘80s. It was mostly about height limits for skyscrapers. The same initiative kept getting defeated every election, but it finally passed.

It was the same sequence every time: The initiative would get enough signatures to be on the ballot. Polls showed that the public was hugely in favor of it. Then developers would flood the airwaves with scary commercials, warning everybody of the frightening disastrous consequences if Proposition ___ got passed. Voters would fall for it hook line and sinker, and the initiative would get defeated.

It finally got to the point where every election, developers would yawn and go “Sheesh, those pesky rabble-rousers are at it again. OK, how many millions do we have to throw at it this time?”

And then one year, the initiative passed.

Let that be an inspiration.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

“Welfare Recipients Are Like Scavenging Raccoons”

The Attorney General of Nebraska actually said this. Jon Bruning (R—Inbred) said:

“The raccoons figured out the beetles are in the bucket. And its like grapes in a jar. The raccoons — they're not stupid, they're gonna do the easy way if we make it easy for them. Just like welfare recipients all across America. If we don't send them to work, they're gonna take the easy route.”

That’s right! Why don’t those lazy parasites just get out there and get a job?!?!?

Jon Bruning is running for the U.S. Senate; he’s hoping to replace Ben Nelson. Let’s hope Nebraska’s voters won’t actually elect that walking waste of DNA.

Democrats should saturate Nebraska’s TV stations with commercials showing Jon Bruning spewing out his hatred and contempt. Assuming most voters don’t actually agree that “welfare recipients are like scavenging raccoons,” this sack of putrid should be sent back under the rock he crawled out from.

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Monday, August 08, 2011

The Left Has Killed a Billion People

It must be true — a teabagger said it. Judson Phillips, Grand Teatard of Tea Party Nation, told his followers:

“I detest and despise everything the Left stands for. How anybody can endorse and embrace an ideology that has killed a billion people in the last century is beyond me.”

Whew! That’s a lot of people. So, all billion of them were killed by, what, affordable health care? Workers’ safety regulations? Federal agencies whose job is to ensure safe food, clean air and drinkable water?

Judson Phillips was sharing his inside knowledge at a gathering of the teajobs in Wisconsin on Saturday. They were demonstrating in favor of the Koch Brothers and their useful idiots in the Wisconsin legislature.

As entertaining as it is to hear Judson Phillips gurgling out his retarded comments, it’s also kind of scary. Given the nature of his audience — some of those people might actually believe what he told them, and they might go around mindlessly repeating it.

Teabaggers beget more teabaggers.

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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Exclusive Coverage of Rick Perry’s National Day of Prayer

Presidential wannabe (even though he hasn’t admitted it yet) Rick Perry held a National Day of Prayer at Houston’s Reliant Arena today. He told the audience: “I’m one of you!”

Rick Perry’s gathering of the faithful was financed by the American Family Association.

Perry’s official name for today’s event is The Response. One speaker after another called for a return to Family Values and Decency.

Outside the arena, a protester told reporters:

“The brand of Christianity being offered today is one of fear, and we want to let people know that God loves everyone, not to be afraid.”

When Rick Perry heard that, he gave The Response.

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Newest Target for Job Layoffs: State Legislators

Who needs ‘em? None of them have been downsized or outsourced yet. But it’s just a matter of time. They serve no purpose whatsoever.

Passing “legislation?” Once upon a time, maybe. Lately our “legislators” have turned into secretaries taking dictation from their corporate donors. There’s nothing new about this, but the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the most blatant example yet. (Here’s another link.)

ALEC has been around since the 1970s. It was founded by the same oligarchs who brought us the Heritage Foundation. In the organization’s own words, ALEC is “a policy making program that unites members of the public and private sectors in a dynamic partnership.”

Moving past the bland corporate-speak, what these thugs are actually doing is writing boilerplate legislation on behalf of the country’s most powerful industries. And then they, uh, “suggest” to state legislators that it would be really nice if these laws could be passed and nobody gets hurt.

In the past few months, red states have been simultaneously cranking out jillions of new cookie-cutter laws cracking down on unions, immigrants, “voter fraud,” and attempting to privatize education (as well as every other public service that actually benefits real people). The same assembly line is also spitting out legislative end runs around “Obamacare,” renewable energy and environmental protections.

As the two linked articles indicate, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the source of most (if not all) of these laws. So again, what do we need these cardboard cutout “legislators” for? Why don’t we just cut to the chase, eliminate all of these overpaid, over-perked and taxpayer-financed typists and file clerks, and ALEC could simply announce their newest edicts.

Like every other powerful and secretive organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council can get a little, uh, testy when members of the lowly public start coming around and asking questions.

Wisconsin state rep. Mark Pocan was kicked out of an ALEC conference in New Orleans, even though he’s a dues-paying member of ALEC and had received an invitation.

And two Think Progress reporters were forcibly removed from the same ALEC conference by ALEC security guards.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

“The Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare”

That’s the title of this article.

Yesterday’s signing of the debt ceiling deal raises the possibility of budget cuts to the Pentagon. You can only squeeze so much blood out of those whiny Social Security recipients and those lazy parasites (9.2% of the population!) who refuse to work.

Fewer tax dollars for the Pentagon’s multi-trillion-dollar budget? As they said at the Heritage Foundation, “It’s chaos!”

A spokesman for the Center for a New American Security said:

“This is the Pentagon’s worst nightmare.”

It’s gonna be scary all right. No more $800,000 toilet seats or $70,000 hammers? But we’ll still be able to invade any tinpot third world cesspool any time we want, for any reason.

Won’t We??!?!?!?

What will happen to American Exceptionalism??? We can never ever allow the sun to set on the American Empire. There are American military bases in dozens of countries all over the world. Those people NEED us.

If you’re scared shitless of a weakened America being invaded by hordes of brown savages, you’re not alone. Thomas Donnelly of the American Enterprise Institute feels your pain. He says cutting the defense budget is a terrible idea:

“…unless you can promise that there will be nothing but peace, love, and tie-dye for the next 12 years…Do you want to share the world with the Chinese or with nuclear-armed Iran? The only thing worse than Americans running the world is someone else running the world.”

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

One More Reason for Teabaggers to Hate Obamacare: Universal Access to Birth Control

Teabaggers already have 1,001 reasons to hate “Obamacare.” And now they have another one. All health insurers are now required to cover birth control. And they can’t charge a co-pay.

How many Hate buttons is this gonna push? People who think birth control is “Evil” AND people who hate “socialized medicine” — that’s a big ol’ heap o’ inbreds. They should start gathering with their misspelled signs any day now.

Family PAC Federal vice president Sandy Rios appeared on Fox News for a fair and balanced hissy-fit against Obama’s latest blasphemy.

Another guest on the program, Jehmu Greene, spelled out the obvious: She told Rios that access to birth control leads to fewer abortions. If every pregnancy was wanted, we would save the $11 billion that’s currently being spent every year on abortions. Sandy Rios replied:

“…We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control?…Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well?…Why in the world would you encourage your daughters, and your granddaughters, and whoever else comes behind you to have unrestricted, unlimited sex anytime, anywhere and that, somehow if you prevent pregnancy, that somehow you’ve helped them…In Red China, they have this down to a science. The local health care centers make women come in every month to be examined to see if they’ve had their cycle to make sure they are taking their medication and if they have a baby they are roundly punished, if they have an extra baby that baby is aborted. That is the control we’re moving toward.”

Oh My God, it’s all so clear now. First the godless Obamunists provided free birth control to everyone who needed it. And then — [gasp] — then they FORCED everybody to use birth control! Oh!!! How could we have let this happen???

When they came for the Snakehandling Biblehumpers, I said nothing because I didn’t handle snakes or hump my Bible…Then when they came for me…

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Monday, August 01, 2011

More Dirty Tricks from the Koch Brothers

Wisconsin’s Kochsuckers are at it again. It’s not enough to disenfranchise voters with a Voter ID law and then close a bunch of DMV offices — in Democratic districts of course — where newly disenfranchised voters might have been able to get the photo ID they need in order to vote.

Just to play it safe, Americans For Prosperity Wisconsin is trying to trick Democratic absentee voters into voting AFTER the August 9th recall election. They’ve sent out absentee ballots to heavily Democratic districts, with written instructions to return the ballot “before August 11th.”

The recall election, again, will be on Tuesday, August ninth — NOT the eleventh.

Every time you think the Kochsuckers couldn’t possibly stoop any lower, they do.

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