Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Keep Your Socialism Off my Medicare!

An excellently sourced rant. Spot-on.

An open letter to conservatives | AmericanDad's Blog:
"If you're going to use words like socialism, communism and fascism, you must have at least a basic understanding of what those words mean (hint: they're NOT synonymous!)

You can't cut a leading Founding Father out the history books because you've decided you don't like his ideas.

Get it?

Poll: ‘Anti-socialist’ Tea Party activists want government to create jobs | Raw Story:
"Tea Party sympathizers are against government 'socialism' except when it comes to their own jobs, a new poll has found.

Seventy percent of those who identify as Tea Partiers -- a platform that strongly decries government intervention in public life -- want an interventionist government to create jobs, and only about one in three believe Medicaid and Medicare are 'socialist' programs, according to a new Bloomberg poll."

President. Black.

Libertarian Militiaman Who Urged 'Patriots' To Break Windows? He's On Government Disability | Crooks and Liars:
"So the Washington Post interviews this Tea Party leader and former militiaman, the one who urged people to break Democratic party office windows, as if he were just someone with another reasonable point of view that's not worth examining. It's the old 'he said, she said' that's just what we've come to expect from the corporate media.

They don't even mention that he's calling for an armed march on Washington for April 19 - a favorite of extremists because in addition to being the date of the first shots fired at Lexington in the Revolutionary War, it's also the anniversary of the last day of the government siege in Waco and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. No implied threat there, though! If you listen to the above radio interview, his stated position boils down to: Don't make me shoot you."

Somebody found a little liberal Jesus in their heart.

Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared | The Columbus Dispatch:
"The man who berated and tossed dollar bills at a man with Parkinson's disease during a health care protest last week says he is remorseful and scared.

'I snapped. I absolutely snapped and I can't explain it any other way,' said Chris Reichert of Victorian Village, in a Dispatch interview.

In his first comments on an incident that went viral across the Internet and was repeatedly played on cable television news shows, Reichert said he is sorry about his confrontation with Robert A. Letcher, 60, of the North Side. Letcher, a former nuclear engineer who suffers from Parkinson's, was verbally attacked as he sat before anti-health care demonstrators in front of Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy's district office last week.

'He's got every right to do what he did and some may say I did too, but what I did was shameful,' Reichert said. 'I haven't slept since that day.'

Black. President.

Think Progress � Obama bumper sticker fuels violent political road rage in Tennessee.


Hates Noir.

C-Span Caller Rails Against Black Callers (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire:
"A caller to C-Span this morning, who identified himself as a Republican from North Carolina, accused the network of taking too many phone calls from black people.

'You have black folks calling in on the Republican line, independents. And you have so many of 'em I can't believe this is just an accident. If you keep on with the way you've been programming, you should change your name from C-Span to black-span,' he said. 'I know they have an opinion but I wish that they would be honest and call in on the right line.'"

Pants on Fire O'Lielly.

Think Progress � Forgetting His Attacks On The Netroots, O’Reilly Says Media Are Using ‘Nuts’ To ‘Brand’ Tea Party As ‘Racists:
"O’Reilly’s effort to make a nuanced distinction is surprising, however, considering his past efforts to use cherry-picked user comments to label the netroots as “hatemongerers” like “the Ku Klux Klan” and “the Nazi Party.” In 2007, when JetBlue sponsored the YearlyKos convention, O’Reilly attacked the company, saying that “if the company was sponsoring a David Duke convention, we’d do the same story. Hate is hate, no matter where it comes from.” The two or three comments out from a forum in which hundreds of thousands of people participate were not representative of the site as a whole."

I can't wait till I get the call to train with the elite, undercover Liberal plant brigade. Those darn Baggers/Conservatives just won't show their true colors.... we've got to make them, bygod!

OK.... just a straight up racist.

Bonus Quote of the Day -- Political Wire:
"'These people could be anybody. I wouldn't put it past the Democrats to plant somebody there. They're trying to label the tea party, but I've never seen any racial slurs.'

-- Dale Robertson, self-proclaimed founder of the Tea Party, quoted by the Washington Times.

The only problem? The Washington Independent caught Robertson at a Tea Party rally last month holding a sign with a racial slur."

‘N-Word’ Sign Dogs Would-Be Tea Party Leader � The Washington Independent



Military is just one big socialist program anyway.

CREW, VoteVets File IRS, FTC Complaints Against Sean Hannity Charity Freedom Concerts

Hannity’s Freedom charity is ‘huge scam’: conservative blogger:
"Columnist and blogger Debbie Schlussel claimed on Friday that Hannity is profiting from a charity that raises money for severely injured US soldiers and the children of troops killed in action, and she described the Freedom Alliance as 'a huge scam.'

'Less than 20% -- and in two recent years, less than 7% and 4%, respectively -- of the money raised by Freedom Alliance went to these causes, while millions of dollars went to expenses, including consultants and apparently to ferret [sic] the Hannity posse of family and friends in high style,' Schlussel writes.

'And, despite Hannity’s statements to the contrary on his nationally syndicated radio show,' she continues, 'few of the children of fallen soldiers got more than $1,000-$2,000, with apparently none getting more than $6,000, while Freedom Alliance appears to have spent tens of thousands of dollars for private planes.'"

Republican Celebs. Always good for some crazy.

Fox's Doocy learns the hazards of not vetting guests | Media Matters for America


In news of no-fucking-shit.

Fmr. NYT editor: Fox running ‘propaganda campaign’ against Obama:
"A former executive editor of the New York Times has charged the president of Fox News, Roger Ailes, with 'using the network to conduct a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration -- a campaign without precedent in our modern political history.'

'Through clever use of the Fox News Channel and its cadre of raucous commentators, Ailes has overturned standards of fairness and objectivity that have guided American print and broadcast journalists since World War II,' Howell Raines wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

'Yet, many members of my profession seem to stand by in silence as Ailes tears up the rulebook that served this country well as we covered the major stories of the past three generations, from the civil rights revolution to Watergate to the Wall Street scandals,' Raines continued."


Gashaw Tahir Fights Deforestation, Plants One Million Trees In Ethiopia:
"He gathered young people from his hometown -- only a few dozen at first -- but those young people recruited their friends and family until there were hundreds. On only two acres of land they planted thousands of seedlings. Now, Tahir owns 11,000 acres of Ethiopian land on which his group has planted one million trees.

'You see, one person can enroll other people,' Tahir says. 'Outreach to them for a vision. And he can lead, and other people follow and they can make a difference. You can do a lot. I planted over a million trees, hired over 450 young people, and made a difference in the ecology. That's what I have done. If one man can do this with collaboration, we can make a huge difference.'"

If I come back, I'm going to be pissed if their are Teabaggers in that Universe too.

Robert Lanza, M.D.: Do You Only Live Once? Experiments Suggest Life Not One-Time Deal:
"Biocentrism extends this idea, suggesting that life is a flowering and adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking. Although our individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the 'me'' feeling is just energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn't go away at death. One of the surest principles of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard ball matrix but in the inescapable life matrix. Life has a non-linear dimensionality −- it's like a perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse."


Montana said...

Since their inception the Teaparty crowd (not a movement since they do have the numbers or clout) have been “haters not debaters”. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames. Lets face it the Republicans had 8 years to deal with health care, immigration and financial oversight and governance and they failed. They could not even win one of the two wars they started, the body bags are still coming in. The Republicans wanted to give Obama his Waterloo defeat over healthcare but instead they gave themselves their own Waterloo defeat by not participating in the debate of ideas and by becoming the party of obstructionist. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that?

Anonymous said...

What is a niggar? The term/word doesn't offend me...this guy's education level does. Damn, we have so many problems: health care, socialist nazi communist liberal baby killing unamerican born Husseins in the White House, jobs, and for starters...our edumacation sistem.