Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tea Party Talker Gets Old Fashioned Irish Tempered Tongue Lashing

"I think even the poorest people in the great country that is the United States should be entitled to basic health care."
~Michael D. Higgins

Tea Party Talker Gets Old Fashioned Irish Tempered Tongue Lashing
Some times it takes someone from a distance to see the truth and tell it.   Love this guy makes me proud to be part Irish American .

HIGGINS: I've spoken of my time in the Midwest. I'm going to the Greyhound bus station and hearing for the first time "poor white trash." These people, who -- you know, I was there before the Civil Rights charter came in and frankly the idea that a person would not have one job, but would have two jobs, or three jobs and work all the light hours that are there and still not be entitled to the basic protection of fundamental care is so outrageous.
So whether you agree with Obama on what he is doing and aspects of his foreign policy -- I disagree with some things about Latin and South America --
[crosstalk]
But one of the things I do agree, the idea of being a social floor, below which people wouldn't fall, that's the future. I think even the poorest people in the great country that is the United States should be entitled to basic health care --
GRAHAM: Okay --
HIGGINS: -- And I don't think they'll thank the Sarah Palin lookalikes and followers for taking it off them.
You're about as late an arrival in Irish politics as Sarah Palin is in American politics and both of you have the same tactic. The tactic is to get a large crowd, whip them up, try and discover what is the greatest fear, work on that, and feed it right back in a frenzy. And that leads you in time then when you have in fact maybe one of the most gifted Presidents elected. I happen to not agree with all of his foreign policy but you know you regard for example someone who happens to have been a professor at Harvard as somehow now very handicapped.
You don't find anything wrong at all with this Tea Party ignorance that is being brought all around the United States, which is regularly insulting people who have been democratically elected.
Listen to him speak.


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lies and hypocracy or stupidity

“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”
~ George Carlin

It is either lies, hypocrisy or stupidity from the Republicans.  They must think we are all stupid to believe this shit.  They have never supported helping working Americans, the middle class or the working poor.  For them it is about the rich getting richer and the rest of America serving them as their permanent underclass, slaves is a good word.  It took 30 years to get Medicare.  Social Security was opposed by the Republicans for years but the Democrats prevailed.  It has always been the Democrats in the vanguard protecting the rights of Americans against the elite two percent, against greed and perceived privilege.  The Republicans will destroy Social Security and Medicare if they win. We will be a poorer nation for it and millions of Americans will lead lives of desperation and suffering.  But the elite  Romney's of the world will be fine, boy I am so glad of that.

The Romney campaign either doesn’t understand this or is being deliberately obtuse.
The Romney campaign adamantly disputes the critics’ assertions.
“The idea that restoring funding to Medicare could somehow hasten its bankruptcy is on its face absurd,” said Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for the Romney campaign. She added, “Governor Romney’s plan is to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reforms that control cost throughout the health care system and extend the solvency of Medicare.”
That reflects a total ignorance of trust fund accounting and the implications of the Romney-Ryan plan. They cannot keep up the fiction that current beneficiaries would see no cuts. One group – 65 and 66 year-olds, or wealthier seniors – would see immediate cuts, plus everyone would see across-the-board higher costs on their out-of-pocket expenses. Not to mention the fact that the Medicare drug donut hole would be opened up again, free preventive care would be lost, etc., by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  More



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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

RAPE!

“And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women - except, of course —those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape ‘kit ‘n’ stuff, But for everybody else, it’s a win-win. Unless you’re a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years - whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know - actually, I take it back. The whole thing’s a disaster.”
~Tina Fey
 
RAPE! A word that speaks of a horrible act. How can anyone qualify it? Can there be consensual RAPE, or violent RAPE or legitimate RAPE? I don't think so. To put a spin on RAPE is to use it to justify some aberration of anti abortion. Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, a low life piece of shit, would deny women the right to abortion if found to be raped but not violently RAPED. Give me a break, what this dumb dip shit fuck doesn't get is RAPE is RAPE. Maybe Aiken needs is to get RAPED, being a ultra right wing Republican he might just like it.  Not very nice, I know, but what he has said is not nice and millions of RAPE victims get it. But then he could become a real expert on RAPE, what a dumb piece of shit. This is the ultra right wing of the Republican party at their finest, including Rep. Ryan. Look at what these Republican right wing scum bags say:

It’s Sharon Brown, a local Missouri Republican official, who defended Akin and said, of the RAPE victim, “God has chosen to bless this person with a life.” RAPE or INCEST is okay with her. She is one dumb piece of shit.  Hey she needs to pray that some fool would RAPE here so that she can be blessed, the fucking ass hole. 

Here is another moron of the right; “It’s Representative Steve King of Iowa, who, like Akin, said he’s never heard of a minor getting pregnant from statutory RAPE or incest.” What a dumb fuck.

You have to give it to the Republican party for being regressive, and stupid;
And it’s the Republican Party itself. The Party’s draft platform or the upcoming convention doesn’t allow for abortions in the case of RAPE or incest.
It is okay to say get government out of my business but the Religious ultra conservative right have no problem using government to control women's reproductive rights. Shit, they want the government in everyone's bedroom. A woman’s body is not her own. In essence the ultra right would protect the rapist over their victim. They would victimize the victim making them bear the burden of their humiliation. Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, has tried to capitalize on his comments by raising money based on his stupidity. Every decent American should repudiate this low life piece of shit. Because that is what he is when he categorized RAPE victims, as if some asked for it, some wanted it and some maybe didn't want it. What America needs to say to the Republican right who support Rep. Todd Akin and Aiken himself is, FUCK YOU! This is not an elegant statement but it is honest and to the point.




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Monday, August 20, 2012

Mitt Romney vowed to increase the national debt by $716 billion, and no one so much as blinked

"Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty."
~Raisa M. Gorbachev

Romney vows to boost national debt by $716 billion, by David Lauter, LA Times: Before the presidential campaign hurtles off to the next skirmish, take a moment to notice what happened this week: Mitt Romney vowed to increase the national debt by $716 billion, and no one so much as blinked. ... Economist's view on Romney



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