Thursday, July 1, 2010

What the GOP is really saying to the unemployed is, fuck you!

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own. ~Harry S. Truman

Republican position on unemployment benefits is that unemployment insurance is a bad thing. It makes people lazy. They will sit home and not look for work. This has actually been told to me by a conservative friend. I have another friend who has a career and is raising a family and making a solid income and is a respected pillar of the community, with a mortgage, kids in college, and car payments. His company down sizes and closed a number of locations and Wham! He is out of a job. He sent out hundreds of resumes and had to compete for scares jobs with other unemployed and newly graduated college graduates all the time he was exhausting his savings and had to collect unemployment insurance which is about a fifth of his former salary. The Republicans say that this guy really wants to sit on his ass. This guy is lazy, this guy wants to live off government benefits.
Where is their compassion. He didn't want government handouts but it took him a year to get a new job. He was lucky but many people can't get a job that quickly. Sure there are some who will abuse the system but they would do that anyway but the majority of people who need unemployment insurance are decent hard working Americans who need a safety net until they can get a job. A safety net that the Republicans would deny them. The GOP are mean spirited hypocrites. What the GOP is really saying to the unemployed is, fuck you!

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Next time I take a long road trip with my friend I must remember to take my Ipod.

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
~John Stuart Mill

Six hours in a car with a friend who every so often between smoking and napping rants on about the conservative agenda was intellectually painful. He covered the oil spill and the need for more drilling and the un-fairness of president Obama of holding BP's feet to the fire to the liberal lie about global climate change and how the planet is cooling and all data to the contrary is false. And there was painfully more so much more. Of course he is a Fox Lier News watcher. There should be a warning whenever anyone turns to Fox that it will dumb down your brain. To my friends credit if Fox didn't exist he would still think the way he does. He likes to simplify and spin it the way he wants it. He is a corporate type and believes in the capitalist system in it's purest form. The fact that capitalism in it's purest form hurts people and exploits the most vulnerable in society is of no importance to true pure capitalists.

Terms like social justice, inclusion are dirty words to my friend. He supports, guns, corporations, banks, health insurance companies the tea party, Sarah Palin and every other issues that is on the Right. Next time I take a long road trip with my friend I must remember to take my Ipod.

Environment and Science

No Surprise: NASA & NOAA Detail Warmest May & Jan-May On Record in 2010; Hotter Summers On Tap

by: WeatherDem

Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 08:00:00 AM MDT

"The first five months of 2010 have been the warmest in recorded history. But have you seen that story covered by the corporate media? Nope - and you aren't likely to any time soon either ... at least until the records become so widespread and intense that there's no longer much we can do about them.

Both the NASA and NOAA analyses of global temperatures have marked the warmest month of May, the warmest 3-month March to May period and the warmest 5-month January to May period in recorded human history. Both datasets go back 131 years into the past. The warmest month, 3-month and 5-month periods out of 131 other years has been reached. Perhaps if the highest scoring Super Bowl in history had just occurred, some corporate entity might be interested in covering it."

WeatherDem :: No Surprise: NASA & NOAA Detail Warmest May & Jan-May On Record in 2010; Hotter Summers On Tap

"The truth shall set you free", where have I heard that before?

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