Sunday, May 23, 2010

Alan Grayson Speaks Truth to the Military-Industrial Complex

Alan Grayson speaks: "What George Orwell wrote about in 1984 has come true. What Eisenhower warned us about concerning the "military-industrial complex" has come true. War is a permanent feature of our societal landscape, so much so that no one notices it anymore."

"But we're going to change this. Today, we're introducing a bill called 'The War Is Making You Poor Act'. The purpose of this bill is to connect the dots, and to show people in a real and concrete way the cost of these endless wars."

Watch it here. He is in our corner.

Tell Congress that you like 'The War Is Making You Poor Act'. No, tell Congress you love it. Act now.

All we are saying is "give peace a chance." We will end these wars.


Friday, May 14, 2010

When Driving, Don't Try To Help Me by Letting Me Out Into Traffic

I am so tired of "Courteous" drivers who think they are doing you a favor by stopping and letting you turn into traffic when it is not your turn. I mean really.. my ex nearly was killed when a driver stopped in one lane of a 4 lane interchange to let her out and the second lane of traffic immediately T-boned her and nearly killed her.

DON'T DO IT. If any idiot thinks he/she is doing you a favor by stopping traffic behind him/her to let you out - honk your horn, flip them off and tell them what an 'effin idiot they are and to keep moving.

Today I had at least three idiots stop traffic behind them to put me into a risky situation by letting me out. NEWSFLASH - look in the rearview mirror asshole and see the destruction you bring to the traffic flow by stopping to let someone who does not have the right of way into a stream of traffic when in a few seconds the way will be clear anyway.

Call me jaded but I have driven enough miles to go to the moon and back twice.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day Off Tomorrow - Geeze I Need It

I grew up in Owl's Head, went to High School in Rockland - and we nevah seen nothin' like this at the Lobstah Festival!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday Night 'Stones

One More

Oh, and Before I Forget - Happy Mother's Day!

And speaking of Mother's Day... why is it that on Mother's Day all my married friends disappear, slaves to their spouses who know, KNOW and have been taught that on Mother's Day all men are to bow and scrape all day long.

Now, let's take Father's day..... What do father's usually do on Father's Day? Get as far away from their spouses as they can. Go fishing, take a long hike, hang with their buds at Kerryman's. Why? Because THEY have been taught that today they can do whatever they want and the wife can't ask who, where or when... because it's Father's Day!

Here is the summary (or the crux of the biscuit) - on Mother's Day the wives want the husbands home... on Father's day the husbands want to get the fuck away. Well... I hate to generalize, but... that's the way it is in this conservative neighborhood. With one exception.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Empathy and Conservatism - Opposites That Do NOT Attract.

First of all it is very obvious that the Republican psyche contains little or no capacity for empathy… If they had any empathy, they’d automatically give their workers a living wage, the best health care package possible and take a cut in pay so their workers could do better. Hell, they already had a house and car… and the kids even had a horse!

So… where is the ficticious benevolent benefactor outlined in TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS from RONNY RAYGUNS?! (Aside) I feel Ron really wasn’t a bad guy until the fanatical right got a-hold of him and convinced him… (Salesmen and actors are the easiest marks in the business..) that they were right and the liberals were wrong. After that – the last 30 years were charted as a course from middle class rule to plutocracy by the plutocrtacy buying influence along the way… believe it. He was the great communicator even if the message was Manchurian Candidate Corporate.. line by line…. All the Jane Wyman wannabes and Commie haters (oh, and "Commie" encapsulated a whole host of baddies for the fearful patriarchic population - (yep) you heard that right - to be afraid of. From the DFH's to the the civil rights do-gooders and for the first time (I believe) the evangelicals chimed in playing the SIN card in Times Square in NYC... Now the fearful had a reason to bow, scrape and believe!!! I BELIEVE in trickle down economics… I BELIEVE in a stronger American Defense.. I BELIEVE that all liberals are hateful, interbreeding SCUM!!! I believe…

And so… the “Liberal Media” bent over and asked “ please may I have another - because at the same time they were being handed checks… Oh baby…. Glorious cash!! Tons of it!! So now… who in the middle class.. oh, excuse me – been downgraded to lower middle class… has enough dough to go on TV and plead their case against the multi-national mega corporations that want you to work for $8.00 an hour or they will ship your job to …………… (fill in the blank for the next corporate/Blackwater takeover of a cheap labor country… there are still a few left) or to ask for a living wage?

These days it's:

One Nation Under Mammon by the corporations, for the corporations and FUCK everyone else and that means you. Bagger or not… Oh, and if you ain’t got at least $600 large in the bank.. the Rapture will definitely ask you for ID….

How many dollars left 'till the revolution? The Greeks reached their limit... are we next?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hey - Arizona ... Ready for THIS?

"This Time They Pissed Off The Wrong Mexican."

Sunday, May 2, 2010

News on the Oil Spill Off the Louisiana Coast

None of it good.

The view from space indicates that the oil may be leaking at a rate of 25,000 barrels a day, dwarfing the figure of 5,000 barrels that US officials and the British oil giant BP have used in recent days.

"Giant oil-services provider Halliburton may be a primary suspect in the investigation into the oil rig explosion that has devastated the Gulf Coast, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though the investigation into the explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon site is still in its early stages, drilling experts agree that blame probably lies with flaws in the ‘cementing' process -- that is, plugging holes in the pipeline seal by pumping cement into it from the rig. Halliburton was in charge of cementing for Deepwater Horizon."

ed. note: Is Cheney still getting a check from them? Maybe they can use some of their ill-gotton gains from the last 9 years when their stock shot up 1500% from war profiteering to fix this mess but I doubt it.

From the man who is never right about anything.

Scotty - Remember This One?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

In Labor News... (H/T Driftglass)

Fuck You

I don't want to hear another fucking word about Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopekne.

I hear this shit all the time like it was yesterday. My conservative friends cling to to the bridge in Chappaquidic like it was their fucking bible or gun... amazing, and after all these years - BUT no more...

When she was 17 years old, the future wife of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, then known as Laura Welch, made a mistake that killed her boyfriend.

On Nov. 5, 1963, at 8 p.m., Laura was driving east on Farm Road 868 in her hometown of Midland en route to a party. At a dangerous intersection, she allegedly failed to see Mike Douglas, also 17, heading south on State Road 369.

Laura, traveling with her best friend Judy Dykes and allegedly chatting about clothes, collided with Douglas' Jeep, which was doorless. He was thrown from the vehicle and broke his neck, dying instantly.

"She didn't see him, he didn't see her," says Dan Harris, who also was cruising Midland that night, with Laura's close friend Beverly Girdley.

"It was a terrible accident."

Yah - right.... it was a sinister plot -

FUCK the republican ASSHOLES that vilified Ted Kennedy all these years and ignored all the good he has done for the middle class and poor during his decades of service in the Senate - just FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU. I can't say FUCK YOU loud enough and often enough.

Oh, and KISS MY ASS. And did I mention - FUCK YOU.

(oops - there goes that blood pressure)

Brown People Did Not Take Away Your Jobs and Poor People Did Not Cause The Housing Crash

Holy Mutha-shaggin' Mary and Joseph - How did such IGNORANT people get in charge of such destructive products???

From Skippy:
Brown skinned people didn't take away your job (you ignorant assholes) ed.

White skinned men (and a smattering of women) in suits shipped your jobs overseas. Brown skinned people didn't tank your 401(k).... (see above) brown skinned people didn't give their executives millions in compensation while firing thousands (see above) brown skinned people didn't hide billions of dollars offshore in order to not pay taxes (see above) brown skinned people didn't almost destroy the world's economy hedging bets on credit default swaps (see above) see a pattern here? Where should the real anger be directed?

How about Muthafucking WALL STREET ?!