Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bill Maher Nails Dem Vs. Repub Economic Policy

From Heather at Crooks and Liars

I couldn't say it any better than Bill:

MAHER: So it's no surprise that some 100 million Americans will watch the Super
Bowl next week. That's forty million more than go to church on Christmas. Suck
on that Jesus! It's also 85 million more than watched the last game of the World
Series and in that is an economic lesson for America, because football is built
on an economic model of fairness and opportunity. And baseball is built on a
model with the rich always winning and the poor usually have no chance.

The World Series is like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; you have
to be a rich bitch just to play. Where as the Superbowl is like Tila Tequilla,
anyone can get in. Or to put it another way, football is more like the
Democratic philosophy. Democrats don't want to eliminate capitalism or
competition, but they would like it if some kids didn't have to go to a crummy
school in a rotten neighborhood, while others get to go to a great school, and
their dad gets them into Harvard. Because when that happens, achieving the
American dream is easy for some and just a fantasy for others.

That's why the NFL literally shares the wealth. TV is their biggest source of revenue
and they put it all in a big Commie pot and split if thirty two ways. Because
they don't want anyone to fall too far behind. That's why the team that wins the
Superbowl in the next draft, picks last, or what the Republicans would call
“punishing success.”

Baseball... baseball on the other hand is exactly
like the Republicans. And I don't just mean it's incredibly boring. I mean their
economic theory is every man for himself. The small market Pittsburgh Steelers
go to the Superbowl more than anybody. But the Pittsburgh Pirates? Levi Johnston
has sperm that will not grow up and live long enough to see the Pirates in a
World Series. Their payroll is forty million. The Yankees is two hundred and six
million. The Pirates have about as much chance of getting to the playoffs as a
poor black teenager from Newark has of becoming the CEO of Halliburton.

That's why people stop going to Pirate games in May. Because if you're
not in the game, you become indifferent to the fate of the game and maybe even
get bitter. That's what's happening to the middle class in America. It's also
how Marie Antoinette lost her head. So you kind of have to laugh that the same
angry white males who hate Obama because he's “redistributing wealth” just love
football; a sport that succeeds because it does just that.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's Going To Be A Long 4 Years With This Asshole as Governor

Here's what i have to look forward to for the next 4 years.

I really can't believe it. I didn't know Fox News had aquired so much of rural Maine.

I will be going to Augusta often by the looks....

Maine gov. tells NAACP to 'kiss my butt'

AUGUSTA, Maine, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage said the NAACP could "kiss my butt" when he was asked why he was not attending any events for Martin Luther King Day.

The governor's remark -- "Tell 'em to kiss my butt" -- triggered angry comments from other groups, the Portland Press Herald reported Friday.

"The governor's comments are creating, have the potential to create, a real racial dilemma for all Mainers," said Ralph Carmona, a spokesman for the United League of Latin American Citizens. "It is astonishing and troubling he would use this kind of rhetoric."

More here

UPDATE: Distributor Cap NY has summed up this clusterfuck here. Please take a minute and give this a glance.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Krugman Sez

Climate of Hate

When you heard the terrible news from Arizona, were you completely surprised? Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen?

Put me in the latter category. I’ve had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach ever since the final stages of the 2008 campaign. I remembered the upsurge in political hatred after Bill Clinton’s election in 1992 — an upsurge that culminated in the Oklahoma City bombing. And you could see, just by watching the crowds at McCain-Palin rallies, that it was ready to happen again. The Department of Homeland Security reached the same conclusion: in April 2009 an internal report warned that right-wing extremism was on the rise, with a growing potential for violence.

Conservatives denounced that report. But there has, in fact, been a rising tide of threats and vandalism aimed at elected officials, including both Judge John Roll, who was killed Saturday, and Representative Gabrielle Giffords. One of these days, someone was bound to take it to the next level. And now someone has.

Read the rest here

Aggregate on the Attempted Assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords

Republican Rhetoric, Right Wing Terror

Right-wing death threats rise: Republicans should condemn Rush Limbaugh

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: Arizona 'Mecca For Prejudice & Bigotry'

Hate Speech: The Right’s Magic Bullet

Insurrectionism Timeline

And Lest We Forget...

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich". N. Bonaparte

Sunday, January 9, 2011

When We Gonna Wake Up and Fight?

Welcome the Hate
by Matt Osbourne from Crooks and Liars

This Is Protest

Read it all here...

Accessories to Murder in Tuscon

Glenn Beck - Guilty
Rush Limbaugh - Guilty
Bill O'Reilly - Guilty
Sarah Palin - Guilty
Sean Hannity - Guilty
Roger Ailes - Guilty
Fox News - Guilty
Hate Radio - Guilty