Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rand Paul in 2012? oh good grief...

Only months old, the baby freshman US Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul is testing the waters for a presidental run in 2012!

The Atlantic.

And why does he think he's qualified?

Rand Paul the People's Hero (breathlessly proclaimed by the so-called Christian News Wire)

Well! Barack Obama was a first term US Senator and it worked for him! No matter that President Obama was a state senator in Illinois before that!

A Texas carpetbagging eye doctor who came to Kentucky didn't like the accreditation process in Kentucky so he created his own accreditation group (not recognized anywhere else and run by his family) and THEN campaigned on cutting out entitlements for everyone else EXCEPT for eye doctors like him who get more than half their income from entitlement sources like Medicare and Medicaid.

Oh, and Rand Paul will bring the "white" back to the "White House". And the redistribution of wealth back where it should be: into the pockets of the wealthy.

OTOH, if entitlement programs are cut, where oh where will "Dr." Paul find his meal ticket? Oh, I forgot. He's taking taxpayer money for a salary now.

Hypocrite of the highest order. And so are any Kentuckians who ever vote for him again.

Monday, March 7, 2011

rich vs everyone else

Center for American Progress has an excellent graphic (with sources) to illustrate Tax Breaks vs. Budget Cuts.

"The chart below compares the 10 safety-net programs slated for deep cuts with the cost of the tax breaks that should also be considered for reduction or elimination to bring the budget into balance. The column on the left is a list of safety-net programs that have already been targets of the House leadership’s budget ax. The column on the right is the cost to specified tax breaks (see bottom of page for sources)."
(Please visit the Center for American Progress link above to see the eye-opening chart.)

h / t to politicalgates and Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Huckabee, stop digging already!

Earlier this week, Mike "I'm not running for president but pay attention anyway" Huckabee attacked Natalie Portman for being a unwed preggers (and "proud/glamorizing single motherhood) Hollywood "starlet".

First off, "Hollywood starlets" are generally NOT Oscar winners. And just as an aside, Mikey, Natalie is an Israeli/American who was born in Jerusalem. Just so you can have that little factoid next time you spout crap.

Anyway, Mikey tried to backtrack his comments on Friday and just made it worse.

He said
"My comments were about the statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death. That's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that society often glorifies and glamorizes the idea of having children out of wedlock."

Good freaking gravy gopher guts, Mike!

Do you actually BELIEVE that most single moms CHOOSE to be single moms?
REALLY? Are you THAT freakin clueless???

Most single moms I know were battered wives who left the "sanctity of marriage" to save her life and the lives of her children.

Other single moms I know are war widows. Yep! Those shameful single moms whose husbands went off to war and now they are sucking at the public teets on the backs of the taxpayers.

More other single moms I know were abandoned by their "sanctified by marriage" Christian husbands for a younger, hotter and/or richer model (just ask Newt Gingrich, John Edwards, Mark Sanford, John McCain, and on and on).

I also went to high school back in the late 1960s with a sweet but quietly Christian who was raped by her Christian father numerous times and gave birth multiple times and she never graduated. She was the oldest of five daughters and her father raped the younger girls as well. And the entire family lived in a short Airstream trailer on the side of the back road not even a mile from my house. A child raped by a family member should just sit down and shut up and give birth. sigh...

Give this "sanctified by marriage" crap a rest! Christian-sanctified is a freakin joke. I know gay partners who have lived decades in solid, proven, loving and monogamous relationships. I can't say the same for the Christian families I've know for the more than half century I've lived.

Mike Huckabee, I am very impressed with your guitar skills, but your "Christian values" leave a lot to be desired. Jesus would be ashamed.

Someone intervene and take Mike's shovel away. The hole he's digging is already too deep.

Oh, Mike... How about you explain this to Sarah about Bristol....

Thursday, March 3, 2011

[[ head bang ]]

Just what the heck are the Republicans doing?
Bad enough that they are vilifying union workers in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere (oooh! those union workers are SOOOO overpaid & compensated. oh yeah, I want police officers, firefighters and teachers working for minimum wage and no benefits in a free market society!!!!)

But the latest Republican insanity is Speaker of the House John Boehner refusing to approve allowing the remains of Frank Buckles of West Virginia, 110 years old and the LAST surviving American WWI veteran (and was ALSO a WWII POW!), to have a Capitol Rotunda ceremony. Boehner insists that Congress must "debate" it first.

I suppose it's all good. Buckles lasted 110 years already. He's dead now and isn't a "burden" on the VA or Medicare or Social Security anymore. No rush at all.


And Boehner's House and the rest of the Republicans have more important things to focus on like jobs gutting social programs and busting unions and attacking women's rights and giving tax breaks to big business (and they did such a GREAT job creating jobs during GWB's tax breaks...not)

I just sent emails to Geoff Davis, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul telling them how disgusted I am and encouraging them to stop this obstructionism. I encourage everyone else to contact their Representative and Senators in DC.