Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Extremism

So the House prepares to pass the Apocalyptic Ryan budget, and to sell their position, they need to use the standard negotiating tactic of "Present an Even More Extreme Version to Make the Actual Offer Look Moderate". Like Good Cop/Bad Cop.

So they get some Ghomerts to act all insane and say, "The Ryan budget is for pussies! We demand even more draconian cuts for the poor and middle class and bigger tax cuts for the wealthy!" Makes Ryan look like Ted Kennedy, right?

Well, no, but it made me wonder what the ultimate Republican budget offer might be, one they could not trump.

I say they should propose that the elderly be ground up for Soylent Green. It's a budget win/win! Reduced healthcare spending and a source of quality processed bulk protein! It might replace food from the farmland lost when that pipeline contaminates the Ogallala aquifer. Unreliable, communistic mass transit would be replaced by Freedom Cars!(TM). Private corporations could sponsor highways, tunnels and bridges. Or not.

They have barely begun to explore the possibilities of Market-Based Minimal-Government Solutions(TM).

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fox News is Full of Shit, Sources Say

The Gardeners Who Stand Against Hippie Terror found (probably Muslim) Implements of Death which must have been secreted there by OWS provocateurs:
Weapons Cache Found During Zuccotti Park Cleanup, Sources Say | Fox News
Gardeners employed by the park owners, Brookfield Properties, to clean up the mess made by occupiers during their two-month stay discovered various knives, including a large kitchen knife and other potential instruments of violence in flower beds throughout the public space, according to officials.

[the word 'cache': I do not think it means what they think it means]

Plus, they recycled the original Brooklyn Bridge weapons bullshit from two weeks ago (metal rods in cardboard tubes, etc.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Occupy Monopoly Guy

I removed the image because I don't think it's the time to imply, even jokingly, that violence is condoned.  Occupy Wall Street must be a non-violent movement.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bad Cops: Worse Than Pedophiles

We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies

"Tavarez was ... was worried about getting sent back [to patrol] and, you know, the supervisors getting on his case," he recounted at the corruption trial of Brooklyn South narcotics Detective Jason Arbeeny.

This is what we need the death penalty for,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NYPDouchebags

Video: Same NYPD Official Shown Using Pepper Spray On Protesters A Second Time: Gothamist

We have a real Pepper Spray Perv here, folks!  A hundred bucks says this creep goes home and whacks off while fantasizing about pepper-spraying women.  Fucking psycho, paid for by your tax dollars.

Friday, July 08, 2011

What Now?

The economy is broken, and Washington can't fix it - Unemployment - Salon.com

 

If our political discourse and the macinery of government are so hell-bent on increasing the disparity between the rich and the poor, to the point of being dysfunctional, what do we do next?  The wealthy and powerful cannot be trusted to see further than the next quarter's earnings report.  The do not function in a sustainable manner; they shit where they eat.  This is self-destructive behavior.

 

Perhaps we should focus on destroying the two-party system.  An "alternative vote" scheme, such as the one recently rejected by the British, might be better.  Could hardly be worse.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

NYT on White Supremacists & Jeff Hall's Murder

Jeff Hall, a Neo-Nazi, Is Killed, and His Young Son is Charged - NYTimes.com

Mr. Hall was a rising force in the party, which has capitalized on a tide of anti-immigrant sentiment to attract members — young racist skinheads, aging Ku Klux Klan members, and extremists on the left and the right.

 

Left and Right?  WTF?? Show me these left-wing white supremacists.  Show me just one.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Death by Cock

A family-sized bucket of extra-crispy Justice:
Man Stabbed to Death by Rooster During Cockfight - ktla.com
A man attending an illegal cockfight died after being stabbed by a rooster.

The incident occurred during a cockfight in which birds are strapped with razor-like knives to fight each other, often times to their death.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

But, but... Al Gore Made A Phone Call...

And there were some black men near a polling place!

Report: George W. Bush aides violated Hatch Act - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com
“The entire [Office of Political Affairs] staff was enlisted in pursuit of Republican success at the polls and many OPA employees believed that effort was part of their official job duties,” the report concludes. “Based on the extent of the activities described below, OSC concludes that the political activities of OPA employees were not incidental to their official functions, and thus U.S. Treasury funds were unlawfully used to finance efforts to pursue Republican victories at the polls in 2006.”

I suppose that it's too much to ask that the Village Idiots remember this relentless Republican malfeasance the next time some Democrat is caught violating the spirit of the Hatch Act. But, no, IOKIYAR.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Another Glenn Beck Acolyte Takes To The Gun

This time, it's political assassination:

In Attack’s Wake, Political Repercussions


Investigators identified the gunman as Jared Lee Loughner, 22, and said that he was refusing to cooperate with the authorities and had invoked his Fifth Amendment rights. Mr. Loughner was in custody with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday night, the Pima Country sheriff’s office said.

Mr. Loughner had exhibited increasingly strange behavior in recent months, including ominous Internet postings — at least one showing a gun — and a series of videos in which he made disjointed statements on topics like the gold standard and mind control.
Gold standard. Right.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

If There Was Ever A Man That America Needed As President....

...Michael Bloomberg is his exact opposite. Keep this man as far away from the White House as possible:

Michael Bloomberg offers "middle way" to glorious new Gilded Age
If the federal government wants to get America back to work, both parties must listen to Michael Bloomberg and immediately begin implementing his plan of less financial industry regulation, more corporate tax cuts, and stimulative platitudes about partisanship and "common sense solutions."

This closeted country-club-denizen wants to turn America into a billionaire's Disneyland, with its poverty-stricken population fulfilling the role of the Morlocks. Bloomberg wants only what's best - for Bloomberg.

America: Bloomberg, L.P.'s latest acquisition.

We're On To You, Barack!

Did you notice that Obama can only get tough with his supporters, not his enemies?

Obama ran as a centrist, but has been revealed as a corporatist. He was never a liberal. This administration appears to cave and compromise and fail because it only pays lip-service to Democratic ideals and traditions. This administration, along with most other Democrats, most of the time, wants exactly what their Wall Street/Massey Energy overlords want. Additionally, they want to be elected as Democrats, so they pretend to want Social Security to remain strong, pretend to want Keynesian stimulus for job creation, pretend to side with the consumers of health care. But they do not actually want these things; they're not being paid to want them.

We are an annoyance to them. They only want our votes, not our opinions, convictions and beliefs. They deride us as dreamers and fuzzy-headed idealists, classic hippie-bashing tropes you'd expect from Jim Webb or Newt Gingrich.

But we're not stupid and we're not impractical. We understand exactly what you're up to, Barack Obama. We are on to your game. Deny it with insulting speeches all you like. The wealthy own a proportionally larger chunk of American assets than ever before, and they're using that advantage to ratchet up their control and ownership of the economy in a positive feedback loop that must end in disaster. No successful business ever succeeded in a vacuum; they need customers. Without a strong middle-class, now an endangered species, the American economy will become ever more paltry, irrelevant and unsustainable.

Don't make us have to save America by rejecting a second Obama term. If Sarah Palin becomes our next president, IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT, not the fault of progressives.