Archive for December, 2009

Protector of “Sanctitiy of Marriage” sees second divorce finalized

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Karl Rove who was one of the protectors of the “sanctity of marriage” has his second divorce finalized.  Story is here.  Another article on this story is here highlighting that when Rove appeared on FOX News where he is a contributor.  Interestingly his divorce issue was not raised.  How…typical and hypocritical!

Here is a great political movement in California which will actually put what Rove supports but does not live up to…into law.  Story is here.  I really doubt that the Republicans who were against gay marriage are going to be FOR this new proposition because it seems they just don’t walk the walk that they talk.  Additional list is here.  A list of people who supported or opposed Proposition 8 in California with contributions.

Then again those that believe Republicans are the party of “values” of some sort have to deny that the Republicans saw those Fundamentalist Religious Zealots as “NUTS”. Story is here.  Video on this item is located here

Republicans literally admit that standard practice was that they would not pay for things.

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

When Bush was in charge it was standard practice to pass legislation and not pay for it…so says Orin Hatch.  Video is here.

Contrary to Republicans Obama has a PAYGO plan to pay for legislation as oppose to unfunded mandates which are also unpaid  mandates.  Story is here

Health care reform before and after

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

This image is pretty good in showing the before and after with the health care reform that is passing in the Senate.

And what do your rising premiums pay for?  Story is here

Joe Lieberman literally in bed with lobbyists opposing health care reform

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Have you heard from any news source that Joe Lieberman’s wife was a part of the health insurance industry?  Being that she made money from that industry what do you think is her stance on health care reform which would hurt that industry?  When Lieberman announced he would oppose health care reform their stock value literally went up as a direct reason for his powerful voice against health care reform.  Here is a video showing why Lieberman opposes health care reform.  He literally rolls over and looks at the pillow beside him and sees the reason he opposes health care form.  And as a secondary note FOX News AGAIN fails to mention the huge elephant in the room during their “straight news” segment that Lieberman’s wife worked for the health insurance industry.  Video is located here

Alan Greenspan says “Trickle Down” Reaganomics failed

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Video is located here

Alan Greenspan says “Trickle Down” Reaganomics failed

The bottom line for this video is that Alan Greenspan says…and the former Comptroller of the US Alan Walker agrees…that smaller tax increases early result in FAR FAR less debt down the road thanks to the mathematical miracle of compounding.  Or as we are living FAR FAR higher debt again due to compounding.

Imagine if we had no Reagan tax cuts.  Imagine if we had no Bush tax cuts. Imagine if the few percent that Clinton raised taxes would have continued.  The result would be the dropping of the debt as we see it today.  Reagan and Bush’s tax cuts hurt us in the long run.  Their argument at the time was that the tax cuts were given to people who make the jobs.  Well as we see now this is just not the case.  So when Alan Greenspan says that taxes need to be part of the solution then he is saying that the tax decreases he so vigorously fought for was the wrong path to take because we had a problem then as well.  If we would have had the mathematics of compounding working for us with a little higher taxes especially for the rich as opposed to dropping their level so precipitously…and never had the nightmare of Reaganomics overall… we would be economically so much better now.

So….thanks for NOTHING Reagan and Bush.  No…thanks for LESS THAN NOTHING and that is massive debt.  The old line is…you can pay us now or you can pay us later.  We are paying later…and proving that the economic times of Reagan and Bush were artificially improved by the things we will pay for now.  Video is located here

Teabaggers actually want Socialized Health Insurance companies

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The current plan before Congress would have the US Government subsidize the buying of insurance by people who cannot afford it.  The government dollars would direct those people to private corporations providing insurance plans.  So therefore the government will subsidize the additional revenue those corporations will see.  The Teabagger group has been stopping the advancement of a public insurance plan that would have operated at cost without the overhead we know is much higher with private insurance corporations.  Therefore the Teabaggers are happy to see those insurance companies prosper as a result of a massive governmental cash infusion in  an ongoing basis.  This is going to be a perpetual thing so this will be many hundreds of billions of dollars annually in Socialistic outlay handed to those corporations.

When you see a comment by a Teabagger or a Free Market person…FIRST ask them what they think about Socialism.  Next…ask them how the plan to have people’s subsidized insurance purchased from private corporations paid for by govenrnmental dollars is NOT Socialism benefitting the insurance corporation and its investors.  Teabaggers and Free Marketers sure do love themselves Socialism and this plan is nothing more than another redistribution of income to benefit those investing in insurance companies!!!

When redistribution of wealth benefits the “welfare queen” the Free Marketers and Teabaggers say that is bad.

When redistribution of wealth benefits the investors of corporations the Free Marketers and Teabaggers say that is good.

Teabaggers all embrace Evolution wholeheartedly

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Interesting they don’t mention that the primary way “we” gained land and wealth in America was by killing off Indians and infecting them with Smallpox.  Then the Indians were moved onto Reservations where the treaties with them were all broken.  So Teabaggers really DO embrace Social Evolution wholeheartedly…however…when people from South America move in to do jobs they don’t want to do they have a problem with that.  When they get undercut for jobs by non-union Mexicans, they have a problem with that.  Kind of funny because when the right wingers say they are losing their land to others and “want their country back” they forget that others lost their land to them.  It is called Social Evolution.  Things change.  Those that do not embrace change get mowed over.  THEY used to own this land….now WE own it…later someone else will own it.  That is how it goes.  No hate…no discrimination…no Teaparty Revolution can change that.  So the Teabaggers who deny Evolution wholeheartedly, sure do embrace Evolution when they are bombing or killing to achieve their goals because war is a sped up process of forced Evolution in one direction or another.  Then, when Evolution’s tide turns against them, they cry like babies.  Yes Virginia, there is Evolution and Teabaggers sure do love it when it works for them.

Remember…the recession is a mental issue

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Phil Gramm…the major economic consultant to McCain’s Presidential team said the recession was unreal.  This is where those people are coming from and they still do today at the end of 2009.  That truly was how he saw things.  Who voted for McCain?  Who are THOSE people who didn’t see what was going on?  Video is here

Another good video on this topic is here

Then again he wrote this bill

And his bank had some shady things going on too

Here are some specifics about his past

His wife Wendy is a Free Marketer too…so remember what that means!

Right-wing bloggers decide to distance themselves from right wingers

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

What took them so long?  Andrew Sullivan says he is now splitting with the right wingers.  The author of LittleGreenFootballs says he too is splitting from the right wing.  They are not leaving the concepts of Conservatism but rather Conservatism has become more Theology than political ideology.  The mixing of God and politics is antithetical to the concepts the US was founded upon.   There will be more very public defections from Conservatism if the trend of that political movement and view continues as it has.  Story is here

Historical housing prices chart

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Housing prices increased hugely since deregulation.  Chart is here

What happened to those Pit Bull dogs that were part of the Missouri dog-fighting bust?

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

A number of towns across the country have passed ordinances banning pit bulls, but what are we really seeing in the bared teeth of a snarling dog? These often terrifying animals demand pity because they have had the misfortune of meeting up with the most dangerous breed of all: the human. “Pit bulls have gotten this bad reputation because of the type of people who own them,” says Humane Society investigator Tim Rickey, who led the July rescue. If these muscular terriers have a flaw, their defenders maintain, it is an excess of devotion. “Their love for humans is why this breed is in trouble,” says McBee. “They will take the abuse.” Placed with the right companion, their devotion becomes a virtue — as Helen Keller knew. One of her pets was a pit bull. Read more:

And what about Michael Vick?  Story is here

More about Michael Vick mending his ways.  Story is here

The GOP finally finds someone they can back

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The GOP has gone through a lot of inner turmoil since prior to the last election.  Finally there is someone they can really get behind.  Story is located here

The former record for the number of people receiving Food Stamps has been broken

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

There are 239 counties in the United States where at least a quarter of the population receives food stamps, according to an analysis of local data collected by The New York Times.

The counties are as big as the Bronx and Philadelphia and as small as Owsley County in Kentucky, a patch of Appalachian distress where half of the 4,600 residents receive food stamps.

In more than 750 counties, the program helps feed one in three blacks. In more than 800 counties, it helps feed one in three children. In the Mississippi River cities of St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans, half of the children or more receive food stamps. Even in Peoria, Ill. — Everytown, U.S.A. — nearly 40 percent of children receive aid.  Story is here.