Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Climate Change Deniers — a Personality Profile

The results are in.  Climate change (aka global warming) deniers are likely to be conspiracy theorists in general.  In other words, if you think climate change is a big hoax — just another excuse for power-crazed socialist bureaucrats to raise your taxes — then you probably also believe:

The Earth is only 6,000 years old;

The 1969 moon landing was fake — nothing more than an elaborate Hollywood production;

Barack Obama was born in Kenya, and his birth certificate was forged by the Trilateral Commission.  (Or was it the New World Order?  The Illuminati?)

Since the polluting industries are being enabled by these paranoid conspiracy wackjobs, it’s easy to be pissed off at them for being so gullible.  It makes you want to shout in their ears “Wake Up!!!”

But maybe these poor suckers deserve some sympathy instead.  Life must be a nightmare for anyone who’s that paranoid and gullible.  Maybe there’s a way to reach out to these people and try to teach them how to think more critically and not be so gullible.

Just be sure you don’t talk too fast or use too many big words — you’ll just confuse them.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Bulletin: Mitt Romney in FAVOR of Universal Health Care

For Israel, that is.  Don’t worry, it can’t happen here.

Israel has had universal health care, which includes a mandate for everyone to purchase health insurance, since 1995.  This is what Romney said to an Israeli audience:

“Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the G.D.P. in Israel? Eight percent.  You spend eight percent of G.D.P. on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our G.D.P. on health care, 10 percentage points more. That gap, that 10 percent cost, compare that with the size of our military — our military which is 4 percent, 4 percent. Our gap with Israel is 10 points of G.D.P. We have to find ways — not just to provide health care to more people, but to find ways to fund and manage our health care costs.”

There you have it — straight from the horse’s ass’s mouth.

Let’s hope somebody will ask Romney about this during the presidential debates.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

FCC providing Information on Secret Campaign Funding

Beginning August 2nd, anyone will be able to go to the FCC website and get information on political TV ads — who paid for the ads and how much they spent.  So far this FCC rule only covers the four major networks — CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox — and not cable stations.  But it’s a start.

The FCC made this ruling last April.  First, House Republicans tried to stop the FCC from doing this; and then the National Association of Broadcasters filed a lawsuit for an emergency stay against the FCC action.  The broadcasters’ lawsuit is still pending but a federal judge refused to grant the emergency stay.  So we’re on.

Finally, we’ll be able to lift up the rock and take a good look at what sort of slippery creatures are squiggling and squirming underneath it.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

London’s Disorganized Olympics: This is Why the American Colonies Defeated the British

                                 by Mitt Romney

Apparently I ruffled a few Limey feathers when I spoke bluntly about that disheveled mess they’re calling an Olympic “organization.”  Well gosh darn it, I don’t care.  I’m running for President and I need to be honest and call things as I see them.

Their private security firms don’t have enough people?  If Bain Capital could purchase those firms, they’d have even fewer employees.  And those same security firms would be much more efficient as a result, because the remaining employees would be working their butts off just to keep their jobs.  These harried employees would be doing the work of three or four people, and they’d do it gladly.  They’d be well aware that if they complained, well — I like to fire people.

British immigration and customs officials threatening to go on strike?  Well let me tell you, this is exactly why the private sector will always do a better more efficient job than a bunch of faceless government bureaucrats.  When I become President of the United States, these are the types of deadwood government paper pushers who will be terminated.  They will be replaced by desperate workers who will happily do the same job for eight dollars an hour, or whatever the minimum wage is.

Ah yes, the minimum wage.  That’s another nanny state boondoggle which I will eliminate on Day One of my presidency; right after I’ve repealed Obamacare.  The minimum wage is responsible for millions of lost jobs.  Those well intentioned but fuzzy-headed liberals who came up with the minimum wage have been hurting the people they were trying to help.

As I spend more time in London, it’s becoming perfectly clear why these pompous twits got defeated by their colonies back in the 1700s.  I mean, look at them — they haven’t changed a bit.  They’re a second tier nation.  Always have been, always will be.

Well, I seem to be ruffling more feathers and stepping on more toes every minute, but heck, I’m running for office and I need to be straightforward.  Besides, my politically incorrect speeches are getting points back in the U.S.  My inbred followers are eating this stuff up, and they don’t care what a bunch of foreigners think.

When I get to Israel and Poland, I think I’ll warm up the audiences with a few jokes.  Why are synagogues round?  What do you call 144 Polacks?

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Creator of Super Mega-Banks: “Oh My God, I’ve Created a Monster!”

It’s never too late for people to change their ways and make amends.  Or as Christians like to say (whether they mean it or not), “hate the sin, love the sinner.”  And sometimes a convicted burglar will make up for his crime by showing people how to burglar-proof their homes.

Sandy Weill was the main instigator behind the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in the late 1990s.  The repeal of Glass-Steagall enabled the Crash of 1929 to resurface as the Crash of 2008.  Sandy Weill was the CEO of Travelers Group, and he wanted to merge his company with Citicorp (now Citigroup).  When he found out that this merger was illegal under the Glass-Steagall Act, he instructed his government prostitutes (Congress and then-Treasury Secretary Bob Rubin) to repeal Glass-Steagall.

I think — correct me if I’m wrong — Bill Clinton was against repealing Glass-Steagall, but the vote in Congress was lopsided enough to override a veto, so he went ahead and signed it.

Today on CNBC, Sandy Weill announced that we need to break up the big banks:

“What we should probably do is go and split up investment banking from banking, have banks be deposit takers, have banks make commercial loans and real estate loans and have banks do something that’s not going to risk the taxpayer dollars, that’s not too big to fail.”

Better late than never, even if it’s a little like a Mafia boss saying “Hey, maybe racketeering should be illegal.”

Eliot Spitzer, who was a big crusader for Wall Street reform before his, uhh, “downfall,” said Weill’s statement:

“…changes the entire debate about bank restructuring and puts enormous pressure on those who continue to maintain a broken system. For him to acknowledge that the system should be fundamentally reformed is hugely important.”

OK, what are we waiting for?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Romney’s “I built it myself” Campaign Prop is On WELFARE

OK, not “welfare” exactly.  But that’s what Mitt Romney — and the rightwing oligarchs financing his campaign — would call it.  In the ongoing soap opera, President Obama has been hammering away at the obvious fact that we need roads and schools and other taxpayer-financed projects in order for businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive.  It’s a no-brainer.  Move on.

But Mitt Romney is still blubbering away over Obama’s out-of-context quote, “you didn’t build that.”  Romney‘s latest TV commercial features Jack Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating.  In the ad, titled “These Hands,” Jack Gilchrist says:

“My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company? My son’s hands aren’t building this company? …Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. Why are you demonizing us for it?”

Except that, uhh…Gilchrist Metal Fabricating has received some generous help from the government.    The company has received $800,000 in government loans, and has two contracts with the Navy.  Your tax dollars at work.  Nanny State Alert!  There’s been a “Government Takeover!” of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating.

Now obviously Gilchrist Metal Fabricating is a productive business run by hardworking people.  And just as obviously — this company, like all companies, NEEDS a strong government infrastructure in order to do business.  This is exactly the point that Obama has been reiterating again and again.  And it’s exact same point that Romney and his bots keep pretending not to grasp.

And now, Romney’s hand-picked campaign prop for his “Obama said I didn’t build it” meme turns out to be a perfect example — the personification — of what Obama has been telling us.

The irony — undetected by Republicans — is overpowering.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Mitt Romney: “You Didn’t Get Here Solely On Your Own”

Mitt Romney clearly hates capitalism.  He hates our adorable little Invisible Hand of the Marketplace.  As Rush Limbaugh will surely point out, Romney hates his own country.

It figures.  After all, Mitt Romney invented Obamacare (it just wasn’t called that) when he was governor of Massachusetts.  And at the time, he was trumpeting Romneycare as the perfect blueprint for the rest of the country to follow.

And now we find out that Mitt Romney addressed the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics with “you didn’t get here solely on your own.”

It takes a village — right, Willard?

The Romney campaign has been going batshit crazy over Obama’s taken-out-of-context quote “you didn’t build that.”  Obama’s quote was part of a speech that was similar to a speech given by Elizabeth Warren a few months ago.  Both of those speeches pointed out the painfully obvious (if you’re not a teabagger) truth:  you could have the most brilliant business plan ever, but without roads, schools and other nanny state government handouts paid for by taxpayers, your brilliant innovation is going nowhere.

So of course the Rightwing Echo Chamber has been spewing Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line all over the airwaves and the Internet, just so millions of inbred dumbfucks can parrot “hahaha, Obama said ‘you didn’t build that’ huh huh huh uh uh uh.”

And now it turns out that BOTH candidates hate personal initiative and individual achievement.  Let’s see Romney squirm his way out of this one — while he’s showing us his tax returns.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

YOU might be Contributing to Right Wing Political Campaigns

Unintentionally of course.  When you purchase the products or services of these twenty-three companies, your money is helping to finance the Far Right.

We all need to be aware of whom we’re encouraging and enabling when we make our purchases — and “vote” accordingly.  For just one example:  when you stay at a Marriott Hotel, you’re giving money to a CEO who’s already contributed one million dollars (and counting) to Mitt Romney.  And Ritz-Carlton is a subsidiary of Marriott.

If you go to Las Vegas and stay at either the Venetian Resort Hotel or the Palazzo Hotel, you’re giving money to Sheldon Adelson, the glorified Chinese pimp who’s already contributed $71 million to every rightwing cause imaginable.

If you’re looking for a restaurant, skip the Waffle House unless you want to help out Karl Rove’s American Crossroads.  If you go to the gym, make it something other than Gold’s Gym, whose co-founder has already contributed more than a million dollars to Karl Rove and Mitt Romney.

Dixie Cups and Brawny Paper Towels are both owned by Koch Industries.  Enough said.

Anyway, I hope you’ll bookmark the linked article and use it as a guide for which companies not to patronize.

All of the above information is from OpenSecrets.org, another website everyone should keep handy for quick reference.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Obama Too Strict on Gun Control, or Too Lax?

This is getting a little confusing.  President Obama is planning to take away all of our guns as soon as he gets re-elected.  And at the same time, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg says Obama isn’t doing enough about guns.  Referring to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, he said:

“Soothing words are nice.  But maybe it’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country.”

Hmmm…so President Obama — with the help of his UN globalist thugs — is going to confiscate every gun in America.  AND Obama isn’t doing enough about the gun problem.

Which is it?  Anyone know?

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

George Lopez Goes Off on Joe Arpaio

ROTFLMAO.  Not exactly clever or subtle; basically he just yells “Fuck you, you fuckin’ puto!” a few times.  It needed to be said.  It’s a dirty job but somebody has to do it.

Here's a link to the Young Turks episode where they talk about George Lopez’ speech.  The Joe Arpaio rant starts around the 3:30 mark.

He also goes off on Mitt Romney, but not quite as harshly.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mitt Romney Sucks Up to the “Black Helicopter!” Inbreds

Mitt Romney has been cozying up to one rightwing fringe group after another.  Biblehumpers, chickenhawks, people who want to turn the United States into an oligarchy — Check.  And now he’s finally connecting with the “Agenda 21” “Black Helicopters” crowd.

Rightwing demagogues have spent years manufacturing paranoia about the U.N.  Black helicopters will land in YOUR yard, and U.N. thugs will get out and force YOU, at gunpoint, to leave your home and be transferred to a new assigned location (Agenda 21).  The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty will confiscate every gun in America.  (I thought that was Obama’s plan, not the UN’s.  Can’t they get it straight?)  And under the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, international goons will barge into YOUR home (your new U.N.-assigned one) and tell you how to raise your children.

Unfortunately, for every shameless demagogue fanning the flames, there are legions of dumber-than-dirt bone-stupid dildos who fall for this manufactured hysteria.

At a town hall meeting in Ohio earlier today, an audience member asked Romney about the usual U.N. conspiracy theories.  Romney, undoubtedly thinking “OK, I’ve got a live one here,” responded:

“Turning to the United Nations to tell us how to raise our kids, or whether we can have the Second Amendment rights that our Constitution gave us, I mean, that is the wrong way to go, right? Do not cede sovereignty.”

So now the “Agenda 21” wackjobs are in Romney’s pocket.  They probably were anyway.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Retroactive Changes I’ve Made

Some people are calling Mitt Romney a slimy little sleazebucket for retroactively retiring from Bain Capital three years before he actually retired.  I personally am going to put this in a positive light and see the glass as half full.

If a White House candidate can retroactively retire from his vulture capital firm three years before that company’s job-destroying binge started getting really hot and heavy — think of what this means!  Obviously there is “some kind of loophole in the space-time continuum” (taken from the linked article), and Mitt Romney is simply the first one to discover it.  Now that we all know about it, the possibilities are endless.

To whom it may concern:  that lame-ass cliché I uttered in court — “he was dead when I got there” — has now been changed to “I wasn’t there.”

Like most people, I’ve held a bunch of low-level dead-end booorring jobs during my checkered career.  But no more.  Retroactively, I was the CEO and general manager of several telemarketing firms, the president of a tiny huge non-profit political organization, and a highly-paid insurance executive with perks up the yinyang.

And I have never, ever, used any expletives or done any name-calling on this blog.  If anyone should find an older post that appears to use profanity, uhh, it was taken out of context.  Or something.

And best of all:  I can finally take that tacky “My Other Car is a Mercedes” bumper sticker off my old rusty sputtering Ford.  My car IS a Mercedes.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Congress Loves “Free Stuff” — For Themselves

As you know, the House voted last week — for the 33rd time — to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 6079).  The vote was 244 to 185.

But I just found out today that there was a failed amendment to this bill.  This amendment would have terminated taxpayer-funded health coverage for all representatives who voted to repeal Obamacare.  They would have been discharged from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.

The amendment was defeated 248 to 180.

In other words, 248 of our “representatives” have no problem whatsoever with a “Government Takeover!” of their OWN health care.  They love that “free stuff” — they just don’t want their constituents to get any.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

NRA: “When Anonymous Campaign Contributions are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Make Anonymous Campaign Contributions”

WTF does the non-existent “right” to make secret campaign contributions have to do with guns???  I realize of course, like all Real Americans, that President Obama is planning to confiscate every gun in America as soon as he gets re-elected.

But it gets worse.  By the time this Kenyan Muslim Communist gets through with us, we won’t even be able to make huge anonymous campaign contributions without having our identities disclosed.

The Senate will soon be voting on the DISCLOSE Act.  Despite all the scary rumors being shat out by the Rightwing Noise Machine, the DISCLOSE Act simply requires political organizations to reveal the names of their donors.  This gives voters the ability to follow the money and see who’s purchasing the election right out from under them.

For whatever reason, the NRA is so paranoid about this bill, they’re threatening to swiftboat any senator who votes in favor of DISCLOSE.  And the NRA’s swiftboating will be enabled by secret cash donations, no doubt.

Political Action Committees (PACs) are already required to disclose their donors.  But hundreds of millions of campaign dollars are coming from non-profit “charitable” organizations.  And these “charities” are NOT required to disclose their donors since, after all, they’re doing charitable things.

Even if the DISCLOSE Act never gets passed, the IRS will soon start auditing some of these “charities.”  I’m guessing the IRS will decide that destroying politicians’ careers and purchasing elections does NOT qualify as a “charity,” and these fake charities will lose their tax-exempt status and/or be forced to reveal the names of their donors.

Unfortunately the IRS won’t be starting these audits until next year at the earliest.  Until then, if you want to follow the money and see who’s swiftboating your favorite candidates, you’ll have to be content just knowing that “this multi-million dollar attack ad was paid for by Concerned Americans for a Better Future.”

So again, the NRA will be slandering and destroying ANY senator who votes for the DISCLOSE Act.  And these attacks will only be possible because of secret money from anonymous donors.  But hey — it’s for charity.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Put Rep. Steve King in a Tiny Gestation Crate. And Leave Him There.

Factory farms, and Big Ag in general, have thousands of their prostitutes corrupting every branch of government.  But one of these prostitutes is sleazier and skankier than all the rest, and that would be Steve King (R—Hands Around His Ankles).  He added an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill, H.R. 6083.

This amendment — euphemistically named the Protect Interstate Commerce Act — will eliminate every state, county and local law that protects animals’ rights.  The amendment is supposedly directed only at local rules that affect agriculture — health and safety standards for farm animals, bans on tiny gestation crates, workers’ safety and environmental protections.  That’s bad enough.

But the way the amendment is worded, it could overturn ANY local ordinance concerning animals’ rights.  Laws regulating puppy mills, laws against dog fighting and cockfighting — POOF!  Gone.

A spokesman for the Environmental Working Group said:

“This is exactly the sort of thing that’s done at midnight on a Wednesday night.  We’ve never seen anything that would so profoundly threaten the ability of states to protect consumers, farmers and the environment.”

Someone from the Humane Society said:

“The scope of this amendment is so absurdly far-reaching that it’s even difficult to talk about.”

If you’d like to see Steve King’s own personal spin on the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, here’s his website.  You can even contact him and tell him what you think of him.

Not many people know this, but Rep. Steve King is anorexic and only weighs 94 pounds.  He only looks big and pudgy because of the gallons of Big Ag jizm sloshing around inside him at any given moment.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mitt Romney LIED on his Job Application

If you give false information on a job application form — and your employer finds out about it — well, let’s just say you’re not getting the job.  For that matter, if an employer hires you and then finds out, years later, that you lied on the application, you might get fired.

Mitt Romney is applying for a job.  The American People are his potential employer.  And the employer has just found out that Mitt Romney LIED about his career at Bain Capital.

Some of Bain Capital’s most hardcore company-raping and job destruction occurred between 1999 and 2002.  Mitt Romney has been telling everyone that he left Bain Capital in 1999.  Therefore, he’s been dismissing all of Bain Capital’s scorched-earth tactics that happened after 1999 because “hey, that wasn’t on my watch.”

Except that — it WAS on Romney’s watch.  According to documents released by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mitt Romney was Bain Capital’s CEO and sole stockholder through 2002.


Mitt Romney has lied — blatantly! — on his employment application with We The People.  Therefore the employer should choose somebody else for this important position.

Dear Mr. Romney:

Thank you for your interest in a public service position with the American People.  After careful consideration, we have decided to hire a different applicant — one who ISNT a lying sack of pus.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Expanded Voter ID laws: Marriage License Required

This hasn’t happened yet, but it’s probably just a matter of time before the red states start pouncing on the idea.  The people who are least likely to have a photo ID — low income, the young, minorities, the elderly — just happen to be mostly Democrats.

Presto!  “Voter fraud!  Make everyone show a photo ID.”

And now this:  Single voters favor Barack Obama by a huge margin.  Among single women, it’s Obama:  61% to 31%.

Among all single voters, Obama wins 54% to 34%.

Married voters favor Mitt Romney by a margin of 51% to 38%.

Karl Rove, ALEC — start cranking out the memos.  Red state legislators, you know what you’ve gotta do.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Congress’ Approval Rating has SKYROCKETED!

Poor President Obama.  One of his biggest campaign themes has been bashing Congress.  With a nine percent approval rating, what’s not to bash?

But the tables have been turned, and now Congress’ approval rating has nearly doubled — to seventeen percent.  Whoa!  Hold the phone!

Congress is enjoying this surge in their popularity because our legislators actually [gasp] PASSED two important bills regarding student loans and transportation projects.  After the vote, a spokesman for John Boehner (R—Jack Daniels) tweeted:

“House votes 373-52 to screw up White House talking points.”

OK, rub it in.  But he’s right.  With their popularity almost doubled, Congress is clearly too well liked and respected to be used as a punching bag.

I used to get beaten up every day at school.  Beatdowns, having buckets of God-knows-what poured on me — school was a nightmare.  But then I started getting more popular, and now all they do is call me names and throw spitballs at me.  I just love my new popularity.  I'm In.  They're gonna invite me to sit at the Popular Table any day now, I just know it.

And my new fitness routine is going great.  I used to be able to do just one pushup.  But now, after months of intense training and merciless workouts, I’m finally able to do — TWO pushups!

My strength has doubled!  Olympics, here I come.


Monday, July 09, 2012

“I was a Right-Wing Child Star”

No, this isn’t the title of a bad science fiction movie.  It’s the title of this article written by Jonathan Krohn.

Four years ago, Jonathan Krohn was a 13-year-old prodigy who gave a speech at the annual CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) gathering.  He instantly became the Great White Hope for the Far Right.

Now, four years later, he’s renounced his rightwing views.  And according to the Rightwing Noise Machine, he’s mutated from the Great White Hope to Benedict Arnold.  In his own words:

“My involvement at such a young age happened for manifold reasons: I always enjoyed writing (I had gotten my first paid writing gig when I was 9), I enjoyed politics (or at least the theory of politics), and I grew up in Georgia, where conservative ideologues dominated the radio and the populace. Mix those things with the naïveté of a kid and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a fresh, right-wing pundit...”

“I felt justified in my beliefs if for no other reason than no one actually told me I was wrong. Instead, men like Bill Bennett and Newt Gingrich hailed me as the voice for my generation and a hope for America.”

Then last week an interview was published, in which Jonathan Krohn declared he was no longer a conservative.  And the rightwing media, particularly the Daily Caller, went ballistic.  Regarding the rightwing hissy-fitters, Krohn says:

“These are not adults leveling serious criticism; these are scorned right-wingers showing all the maturity of a little boy. No wonder I fit in so well when I was 13.”


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Saturday, July 07, 2012

The REAL “American Exceptionalism”

When you hear the phrase “American Exceptionalism,” you probably imagine a bunch of talk radio goons firing up their inbred listeners with “America is Number One!  YEEAAHHH!!!”  Or you may picture a loudmouth chickenhawk clamoring for the U.S. to invade Iran, Syria, Venezuela or whoever the current Enemy-of-the-Week is.

Our Founding Fathers would be turning in their graves.  This article — Defining American Exceptionalism, by Joe Conason — reminds us what this over-used slogan originally meant.  For instance:

“The founders believed that America would inspire other nations as an ally and friend, rather than dominate them by force of arms or money. They did not regard their weak new republic as intrinsically superior or chosen to rule the world by God — but argued instead that the ideals of popular sovereignty and constitutional freedom represented the natural rights and the future of humanity everywhere.”

What, no Coalition of the Willing?  No Project For a New American Century?

I realize July 4th has come and gone — I didn’t see this article until yesterday — but THIS is what we should be celebrating on Independence Day.  Not the fact that we’re “superior” to all those tinpot socialist non-Christian countries out there, or the fact that we have enough weapons to kick the shit out of all of them put together.

Again (from the linked article), our founders believed that:

“…the practice of liberty, equality and democracy in these United States would kindle hope in a world downtrodden by every form of despotism, hierarchy and oppression.”


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Mitt Romney Designed Romneycare for the Entire Country — NOT just Massachusetts

Poor Mitt Romney.  If only the Supreme Court had overturned Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Romney wouldn’t have to keep squirming and wiggling and coming with one miniscule “difference” after another to try proving that Romneycare and Obamacare are two completely different things.

But they didn’t, so he does.

One of the wriggling little eel’s favorite lies is that Romneycare was tailored specifically for Massachusetts.  His health care plan was unique to Massachusetts and would be completely incompatible with the rest of the country.  Apples and oranges.

Nice try, Squiggly.

In 2009 Mitt Romney stated in USA Today — loud and clear — that his health reform plan in Massachusetts was the perfect blueprint for President Obama to follow.


During the summer of 2009 when Romney wrote this column, the insurance industry — through their useful teabagger idiots — was in the throes of disrupting town hall meetings and staging choreographed “demonstrations” against a “government takeover!” of Americans’ health care.  Mitt Romney — the 2009 model — wrote:

“…health care has run off the rails. For the sake of 47 million uninsured Americans, we need to get it back on track…Health care is simply too important to the economy, to employment and to America's families…No other state has made as much progress in covering their uninsured as Massachusetts.”

“Our citizens purchase private, free-market medical insurance…First, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance. Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages ‘free riders’ to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others.”

“The Massachusetts reform aimed at getting virtually all our citizens insured. In that, it worked: 98% of our citizens are insured.”

Anyway, I hope you’ll bookmark this article.  Refer to it frequently and forward it to every conservative and swing voter you know.

Hardcore conservatives will probably vote for Mitt Romney as the lesser of two evils, even though they don’t trust him.  Talk them out of it.  Convince them to vote for a third party.  They already suspect he’s just another phony Harvard elitist trying on his costume of the week.  Confirm that suspicion.  Fan the flames.

Excerpts from the above article — and every other RINO speech from Mitt Romney between 2003 and 2009 — need to be aired relentlessly in the red states between now and November.  Conservatives’ distrust of Mitt Romney needs to be carefully tended to, watered, nurtured and given growth hormones.

Conservatives:  Mitt Romney was planning a Government Takeover of YOUR health care all along.  Don’t vote for him.  He’s a complete phony.  In fact, let’s see his birth certificate.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Declaration of Internet Freedom

If the Internet had existed back in the 1700s, our Founding Fathers would have wholeheartedly embraced the Declaration of Internet Freedom.

Oppressive governments, telecom companies and Hollywood and music industry moguls are all trying to wreak havoc on our Internet access.  Instead of fending off one attack after another, Internet users have rediscovered that the best defense is a good offense.

The Declaration of Internet Freedom has a Preamble, a Declaration and a Bill of Rights consisting of five basic principles:

Expression: Don't censor the Internet.

Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.

Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate.

Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users' actions.

Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used.

Please check out the complete text at the linked article, and sign the Declaration.


Monday, July 02, 2012

Mitt Romney versus Mitt Romney

It’s one thing to know, intellectually, that Mitt Romney contradicts himself every time he talks.  But there’s a whole lot more impact when you see a bunch of Romney’s previous statements — each one canceling out the one before it — all laid out on the same page.

Mitt Romney was the moderate governor of one the most liberal states, and now that he’s gunning for the White House, he’s running to the right of George W. Bush.  As  Nicholas D. Kristof asks, “which is the real Romney?”

A lot of moderate and swing voters are assuming that Romney is actually moderate and pragmatic, and he was just pretending to be a Far Right droolbucket so he could get the Republican nomination.  But what if it’s the other way around?  What if Mitt Romney was only pretending to be a moderate so he could get elected governor of Massachusetts, and the real Mitt Romney actually believes all of his Wall-Street-humping bring-back-the-Salem-Witch-Trials rhetoric?

Anyway, please click on the linked article and take Nicholas D. Kristof’s little quiz.  He lists ten quotations, and you have to guess whether each quote was uttered by Mitt Romney or Barack Obama.

After you’ve made your guesses, scroll down to the end of the article to get the answers.



Sunday, July 01, 2012

Mitt Romney has chosen George Zimmerman to be his Running Mate

Well, it’s not official yet.  Bill Maher suggested this on his show last Friday.  He said:

“Who better than George Zimmerman to personify your campaign theme of ‘I think that black guy is up to no good.'”

Then again, some of the commenters at the linked article said Zimmerman is too swarthy to be Romney’s vice president.

Bill Maher dismissed the other leading contenders for VP.  Marco Rubio is the guy “who you may recognize as the brother of the bride in every wedding you’ve ever been to.”

Chris Christie is a “naugahyde bean-bag chair.”  Paul Ryan is a “heartless, smirking bastard,” and Romney already has that demographic sewn up.

The only other possible contender besides George Zimmerman is Tim Pawlenty, who’s so dull he actually makes Mitt Romney look lively and animated.

Bill Maher also said that, as a comedian, he hopes Romney wins the election.  Romney is an “ultra-Caucasian Mormon zillionaire who uses his dog as a hood ornament,” and his endless gaffes and awkward manner would be a gold mine for comedians.  He said a comedian voting against Romney would be like Halliburton being against war.

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