Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rise Up

Rise up and fight, Americans. Rise up and fight.



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Republicans wish to fundamentally alter our very existence. They detest the constitution (but for the 2nd Amendment) and they give only lip-service to the teachings of Jesus H. Christ.

Republicans and their Democratic enablers-supporters are a cancer on this country.

Wisconsin Power Play - NYTimes.com:
"For what’s happening in Wisconsin isn’t about the state budget, despite Mr. Walker’s pretense that he’s just trying to be fiscally responsible. It is, instead, about power. What Mr. Walker and his backers are trying to do is to make Wisconsin — and eventually, America — less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style oligarchy. And that’s why anyone who believes that we need some counterweight to the political power of big money should be on the demonstrators’ side."
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No fault of the Unions is any of this. None.

Ezra Klein: Unions not to blame for Wisconsin woes:
"WASHINGTON — Let’s be clear: Whatever fiscal problems Wisconsin is -- or is not -- facing at the moment, they’re not caused by labor unions. That’s also true for New Jersey, for Ohio and for the other states. There was no sharp rise in public workers’ wages in 2006 and 2007, no major reforms of the country’s labor laws, no dramatic change in how unions organize. And yet state budgets collapsed. Revenues plummeted. Taxes had to go up, and spending had to go down, all across the country.

Blame the banks. Blame global capital flows. Blame lax regulation of Wall Street. Blame home buyers, or home sellers. But don’t blame the unions. Not for this recession."
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Amazing.

ThinkProgress � Leader Of Egyptian Unions To Wisconsin Protesters: ‘We Stand With You As You Stood With Us’

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God forbid Obama, Inc. bring Reich on board. Little Timmeh is doing OI's bidding just the way they like it.

Robert Reich (Why We Should Raise Taxes on the Super-Rich and Lower Them on the Middle Class)

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The Grand Shaft. Heading towards a butt very near you.

Obama and the Republicans by Elizabeth Drew | The New York Review of Books:
"But despite all the confrontational rhetoric between the two parties about budget priorities, the White House and Republican congressional leaders, in private talks, have agreed on the need to try to reach a bipartisan “grand bargain” over the budget—a sweeping deal that could include entitlements and tax reforms as well as budget reduction. A Senate Republican leadership aide confirmed this, saying, “In fact, for anything to happen, it will require such a White House/congressional leadership bargain.” The preferred idea is that, just as they did late last year on the tax bill, they would reach an agreement and then unveil it to the public."
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Shocking.

Alabama among laziest states; CDC says most not active in free time | al.com:

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No one could have ever predicted...

Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead - Yahoo! News

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1 comment:

Jacqueline TresBella said...

this has nothing to do with today's entry, but I went to see "I'm number 4", a movie this weekend. In one of the teenager's room in the film there was a big Drive By Truckers metal sign. Does the band get anything for this? Are they even asked permission to use it? Just wondering....