Thursday, September 25, 2008

OH. MY GOD. The stupid, it burns.

That's a quote from Pam Spaulding as her comment on the release of the latest Sarah Palin interview:

COURIC: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land-- boundary that we have with-- Canada. It-- it's funny that a comment like that was-- kind of made to-- cari-- I don't know, you know? Reporters--

COURIC: Mock?

PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.

COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our-- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia--

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We-- we do-- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to-- to our state.


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you'll also want to view this. even if you thnk you've seen it before, make sure you watch from about the 1:10 mark.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Bankruptcy of...Bankruptcy

So a wild ride on the stock maket this week. Down 500, up 100. Down 400. Up 700. Down for the week, slightly. I care about these numbers not because I'm a wheeler dealer on the market but because my freelance income doesn't cover my expenses and my mortgage, so my pre-freelance 401K supplements my expenses and THAT paltry sum of money seems to care about the market deeply.

I have a few questions.

How come there is no money for universal health care, for our decaying infrastructure, for our filthy malfunctioning subways, for affordable education, but now there are BILLIONS to bailout a bunch of greedy companies and beyond-rich corporations and their executives?

How come the greedy investment companies and mortgage companies get to have their debts paid off while those of us whose incomes have been declining in the face of increasing expenses do not?

How come executives will walk away from this disaster with millions in their pockets while the rest of will scrounge around to try and meet higher subway fares, higher real estate taxes, higher expenses for food, higher expenses for anything made of or transported by oil?

How come people believe Reaganite/Bushite trickle-down economics when the money always seems to trickle back up to the rich before it ever gets to the rest of us?

This is a moral issue I think. The government exists to make life better for the people, not to make big business richer. What's going on is frightening but it's also disgusting.

My modest proposal: Fuck the corporations. Bailout the PEOPLE. Call all mortgages held by individuals paid in full. Set a maximum interest rate allowable for mortgages AND for credit cards. Eliminate corporate tax shelters. Eliminate profit in the insurance business: insurance should be for protection not for profit. Fund healthcare and education before the military.

The system is completely bankrupt. WAKE UP!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Why does this shock me


Thanks to JMG and other sites for the info/scans.

Some Republican/Christianist fundraisers havew definitely revealed themselves with their "parody" product. More details:





Somehow I'm speechless. You know you can accuse the right wing of being racist and it comes out sort of abstract and vitriolic. And then they actually prove everything you've said.

Disgusting pigs.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Republican Values

a report on the LA Progressive website...

“So Sambo beat the bitch!”

This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.


If accurate...wow.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sarah Palin, the face of evil


Sometimes it doesn't come in jackboots and uniforms. Sometimes it comes giving lying and bullying speeches. Be afraid, be very afraid.