Sunday, February 27, 2011

Some people just don't get it. . . like Rep. Boner

Boehner makes budget case at religious convention

By ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – House Speaker John Boehner is making his case to religious broadcasters Sunday for $4 billion in "reasonable spending cuts" that are part of the Republican plan to prevent a shutdown of the federal government.
Lawmakers must approve a new spending plan before the current budget expires Friday. Both Republicans and Democrats have sought to blame each other about the prospects of the first government shutdown since 1996.

Why is it so hard for this dick wads to read and comprehend the Constitution of the United States? Why is it so easy for these ignorant morons to offend so many people? Why do people like this have such cold cruel hearts that they don't care about working people?

How do the real powers in this country find so many recreant dip shits to play these roles?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

EPA knuckles under and becomes another gov't sponsored corporate entity

EPA trims costs to control toxic air pollution

By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press – Wed Feb 23, 3:53 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Faced with stiff opposition in Congress and a court-ordered deadline, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said it will make it much cheaper for companies to reduce toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators.
In an overhaul of air pollution regulations, the EPA said it found ways to control pollution at more than 200,000 industrial boilers, heaters and incinerators nationwide at a 50 percent cost savings to the companies and institutions that run them. Those operating large boilers that burn renewable fuels would not be required to install some expensive technologies, and only maintenance would be required for smaller boilers. That would cost $1.8 billion less each year than the original proposal, and still avert thousands of heart attacks and asthma cases a year, the agency said.

This isn't about "trimming cost." This is about giving corporations a free ride to spew as much pollutants as they want into the atmosphere when they burn their trash and produce steam.

Once again the Obama administration shows it's true colors as being a part of the gov't that is of, by and for the corporations.

This country is fucked.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Limbaugh the complete asshole

Why does anyone listen to this moron? What is the appeal?
It only proves that America is infested with ignorant dim witted fucktards.

Tue Feb 22, 11:40 am ET
Rush Limbaugh says First Lady is no swimsuit model
By Rachel Rose Hartman

Radio host Rush Limbaugh poked fun at Michelle Obama's waistline Monday; the latest entry in a string of conservative attacks on the First Lady's anti-obesity campaign.
During his show yesterday, Limbaugh pounced on a report that the Obama family (minus the president) had dined on ribs while vacationing in Vail, Colo.:

Has this imbecile looked in the mirror lately at his own fat ass? The First Lady is a tall statuesque woman who is very attractive and a model of good posture and health. rush Limbaugh is a fat ass slouching dolt who has been busted for traveling with illegally purchased viagra, illegally acquired prescription pain killers and would attract nothing but skank whores if he didn't have a ton of money.

Dictators swallowing the poison pill.

Defiance doesn't work when the people have had enough of your oppressive bullshit.
These three scumball politicians are on the short time program. The people are through with them and they have nothing left to lose.

Libya's Gadhafi vows to fight on, die a martyr
AP –
A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to his "last drop of blood" and roared at supporters to strike back against Libyan protesters to defend his embattled regime Tuesday, signaling an escalation in a crackdown that has thrown the capital into scenes of mayhem, wild shooting and bodies in the streets.

Thousands call for Yemeni leader's ouster
AP –
SANAA, Yemen – Government supporters swinging clubs tried to drive anti-government protesters from a square in Yemen's capital late Tuesday, as tens of thousands rallied across the country in a widening campaign to bring down the president.
The pro-government forces eventually withdrew from the square near Sanaa University. Eleven protesters were taken to a local hospital, two of them in serious condition, medical officials said.
U.S.-backed President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in power for 32 years, has said that he will step down after national elections are held in 2013. But he has rejected protesters' demands that he leave office now.

Wisconsin governor warns of layoff notices
AP –
By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press – 32 mins ago
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Tuesday that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn't passed soon. . .

As Walker spoke under heavy guard at a late Monday afternoon news conference inside his conference room, thousands of protesters could be heard through the doors blowing whistles, banging on drums and chanting "Scott Walker has got to go!"
"This guy is power drunk and we're here to sober him up," said Bert Zipperer, 54, a counselor at a Madison middle school who was among the protesters. "He wants to do it unilaterally without any compromise. He wants to be a national conservative hero and he thinks he can get away with this."

Wipe out the pirates

4 American hostages killed by pirates, US says
AP –
By JASON STRAZIUSO and MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED, Associated Press – 7 mins ago
NAIROBI, Kenya – Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years. . . .
A total of two pirates, including the one who was knifed, died during the ensuing confrontation — which happened around 9 a.m. East Africa time — and 13 were captured and detained, the Central Command said. The remains of two other pirates who were already dead for some time were also found. The U.S. military didn't state how those two died. It was unclear if the pirates had fought among themselves.

Don't bother bringing the captive pirates ashore. Hang them at sea from the yard arm or throw them overboard after a swift trial aboard ship. They deserve absolutely no quarter.

Once that task is done, it's time to invade Somalia. Wipe out the pirates and make sure international relief efforts are going where they need to go.
We can build nations in order to pump cash into the coffers of capitalists, so why not build nations in order to bring about relief to an abused desperate people?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The dishonest tea baggers

So I got this today from the Ron Paul campaign. . .

A great man was born 279 years ago.

George Washington was a freedom fighter, a leader, and one of our greatest Presidents. But, much of General Washington's greatness was marked not by what he did, but by what he chose not to do.

He could have been a King.

Instead, he stood for Liberty and stepped aside after eight years, allowing our young Republic to grow into the greatest nation in Human history.

2012 offers our movement a tremendous opportunity. Our nation is beset with crippling debt, an out of control federal government, and a foreign policy that weakens our national defense and isolates us from the world.

But with hard work and determination, we can change course and turn our country back toward Liberty and all of its rewards.

Quite frankly, we need to elect a President in 2012 who will do a lot less: less meddling in the economy, less spending, less warrantless ransacking, less bailing out of Wall Street, less inflating, and less foreign aid and overseas intervention.

We need a President who will respect our Constitution, not someone who simply pays lip service to our traditions.

OK, where were these tea baggers when the republicans were in charge and our country was "beset with crippling debt, an out of control federal government, and a foreign policy that weakens our national defense and isolates us from the world?"

Was it ok for the Bush regime to do these things, but it's not ok for the Obama group to do it? At least the Obama group is trying to get us out of the foreign mess the republos got us into and took us farther into debt to save the country's economy (BTW: when is someone going to point out that our country would be in a depression had Obama group not done what they did?).

So you want a president who will do all those things you say in that little essay eh? Once again I ask: why were you not campaigning against Bush and Co. when they were doing those things you claim to deplore? Where the fuck were you tea baggers then?!?!

OK< lets cut through the bullshit and the rhetoric. . . you fuckers just don't like the black guy. Come on, be honest. You're a bunch of racist lying pieces of shit. Go ahead, admit it. You'll have a bit of respect from me if you are just honest. Admit where you are really coming from. You dip shit aint about "freedom" and "constitutional rights." You couldn't give a rat's ass about those abstractions. you just want the negro outta there. The Presidency of the United States just aint no place for an uppity negro and you know it. The trouble is, you can't say that shit out in public these days.
But look, why don't you dumb fucks just go ahead and say it. Break the ice. Warm things up a bit. Go ahead and tell us all where you're REALLY coming from. At least be honest.

More on the BP cover-up

Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer – Sat Feb 19, 8:53 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist's video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor.
That report is at odds with a recent report by the BP spill compensation czar that said nearly all will be well by 2012.
At a science conference in Washington Saturday, marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia aired early results of her December submarine dives around the BP spill site. She went to places she had visited in the summer and expected the oil and residue from oil-munching microbes would be gone by then. It wasn't.

Remember back in the fall when everyone was talking about the "magic microbes" that were devouring the Gulf oil and making everything pristine and pure again? I do. and I remember saying on this forum that it was a crock of shit.
Sadly, I was right. I do so wish I had been wrong.

I spent all this afternoon out in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. It was exhilarating. It is one of the most beautiful place I know on Earth.

Huge parts of that enormous, vibrant cradle of life lie dead and in ruin. Like Prince William Sound in southern Alaska, which was devastated over 20 yrs ago by the Exxon Valdez tanker, the poison lies below the surface, but it leaches into the ecosystem every day killing as it does.

Meanwhile, who is prosecuting BP for the criminal negligence? Who is suing them and holding them accountable for the lives ruined and millions of oceanic and coastal creature killed, maimed and never given a chance?

This is a horrible tragedy that is being covered up and buried like the Gulf of Mexico itself.

The government of the United States is a government of, by and for the corporations. They are complicit in this ecological holocaust.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Piracy can not keep happening!

Deal with this Mr. President!

Pirates hijack 4 Americans; US mulls responses

By JASON STRAZIUSO and ABDI GULED, Associated Press – Sat Feb 19, 2:42 pm ET
MOGADISHU, Somalia – An American couple that has sailed the world with a yacht full of Bibles was hijacked by Somali pirates, and the U.S. said Saturday it is assessing possible options.
Pirates say the yacht will make landfall in Somalia on Sunday, which would reduce the chances of a fast rescue dramatically. A British sailing couple hijacked by pirates was held hostage in a stiflingly hot Somali region for more than a year.

Piracy has always been handled with extreme prejudice. It is an intolerable act that civilized nations have NEVER put up with.
There is a good reason for dealing with it as such. On the high seas, sailors and passengers are alone and vulnerable. Any crazy mother fucker in an armed ship can pretty much take their pick of targets to overtake. Therefore, to keep ships at sea safe, piracy has never been something looked upon with any forgiveness and I certainly agree with that approach.

We are fucking around in Iraq and Afghanistan where we truly do not belong, but these piece of shit mother fuckers operating out of Somalia are taking over every kind of ship that might try to navigate the coastal waters from the tip of Africa to the East.

Mr. President, if the Somalies won't control their people on the high seas, it's time for us to protect the people of the world and control them ourselves. Invade the fucking place or at least set up a blockade of their coast line. For fuck sake we blockaded the Russians from Cuba, can't we keep a few mother fucking ass wipe pirates in speed boats out of the shipping lanes around Africa?!

This is something that needs to be delt with right now and with extreme prejudice. No one with any sense on the world is going to fault us for protecting the people of the world in their travels on the high seas.
This can not continue.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Deficit is biggest as share of economy since 1945

And taxes are the lowest.

AP –
By JEANNINE AVERSA and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writers – 2 hrs 1 min ago
WASHINGTON – Not since World War II has the federal budget deficit made up such a big chunk of the U.S. economy. And within two or three years, economists fear the result could be sharply higher interest rates that would slow economic growth.
The budget plan President Barack Obama sent Congress on Monday foresees a record deficit of $1.65 trillion this year. That would be just under 11 percent of the $14 trillion economy — the largest proportion since 1945, when wartime spending swelled the deficit to 21.5 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.

And social services are getting less and less but we keep giving tax breaks to the rich and to corporations. Only the poor and working class suffer under these conditions.

Thanks President Obama!

Monday, February 14, 2011

From the Huffington Post:

President Barack Obama, less than two months after signing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans into law, is proposing a budget to congress that attacks programs that assist the working poor, help the needy heat their homes, expand access to graduate-level education and undermine that type of community-based organizations that gave the president his start in Chicago. Obama's new budget puts forward a plan to achieve $1.1 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade. Those reductions -- averaging just over $100 billion each year -- are achieved mainly by squeezing social programs.

Fuck you very much Mr. President. So now you've about alienated everybody. Good job. Go fuck yourself.

Hope those rich people you gave tax breaks to come out big for you.

I'm just going to quit voting.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Southern pride and prejudice

Ahhh, southern pride. isn't it sweet?

Miss. license plate proposed to honor KKK leader

AP – Greg Stewart, a member of the Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, displays a sample of …
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press – 57 mins ago
JACKSON, Miss. – A fight is brewing in Mississippi over a proposal to issue specialty license plates honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to sponsor a series of state-issued license plates to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which it calls the "War Between the States." The group proposes a different design each year between now and 2015, with Forrest slated for 2014.
"Seriously?" state NAACP president Derrick Johnson said when he was told about the Forrest plate. "Wow."
Forrest, a Tennessee native, is revered by some as a military genius and reviled by others for leading the 1864 massacre of black Union troops at Fort Pillow, Tenn. Forrest was a Klan grand wizard in Tennessee after the war.

Yea, "Wow."

Next time some dumb fuck red neck starts whining about why everybody "up north" or elsewhere has stereotypical images of the south as a bunch of dumb fuck ignorant inbred hillbilly backwoods toothless morons, have them take a look at this. . . their response is liable to be "wuts wrong with that?" At least you will know.

The south really is a great place to live except for the dumb fuck ignorant inbred hillbilly backwoods toothless morons that you sometimes have to deal with.
Trust me, I live in the rural south and there really are a lot of good honest, hardworking, reasonable people down here. People who will help anyone at any time if they need a hand, but we do seem to have an over abundance of fools.

The best thing southerners can do to change the way people view us is to RAGE against this type of insensitive ignorance. Really, talk about it and let the insensitive ignorant pricks know that you find racism and the glorification of the confederacy reprehensible. DO NOT STAND SILENT!

The only thing I can say to northerners and others outside our little sphere of southern culture is; please look closer. We're not all a bunch of KKK loving dumb fuck ignorant inbred hillbilly backwoods toothless morons.

Yes, the Civil War was all about slavery and yes, the south lost because their cause was unwinnable and unjust and yes, those who incited the rebellion were traitors to our nation and should have been executed including Lee, Davis AND Forest.
And no, the south will never rise again as long as southerners deny these facts and pull unbelievably imbecilic stunts like the above.