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Republicans Are Waging War On American Workers, The Sick, The Poor and The Elderly!

This post is a linkfest of fun. There are so many atrocities being perpetuated by the Republican Party, it’s hard to keep up with it.

That lovely woman in Arizona, Jan Brewer is sticking it to those sick and poor people real good.

And of course the prank of the day, the fake call to Governor Scott Walker shows how screwed up Republicans really are…listening to the call, you get the feeling it’s a minion reporting to the boss. He spent a lot of time explaining himself to his (fake) boss David Koch.

Republicans really want to kill people who don’t agree with them. Libya anyone! UPDATE before I even posted, the asshole was fired. Wooo hooo.

But Governor Walker in Wisconsin may be screwing his state even more than he thought. His anti-union bill might lose him some federal transportation funds.

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February 23, 2011 - Posted by | Politics

17 Comments »

  1. Since 1991 in Texas (Democratic legislature/governor then), the state has had a special unit of 200 police hired to fight auto theft. In one year the number of stolen cars was cut in half (from nearly 200,000 to less than 100,000) as this specialized police bureau went on the offensive against chop shops, etc. To pay for these police, we Texans all had to pay a dollar extra for our yearly license plates. Now, the Republicans want to disband this police unit (IOW cut police JOBS), YET leave the $1 fee still tagged on license plates so Gov. Rick Perry can apply the money instead to his sancrosanct “no new taxes” budget.

    In cutting BILLIONS from Texas education, he Republicans have CUT $170 million from one of the state’s largest school districts, Houston city, which means that the district may have to raise property taxes to prevent laying off teachers, overcrowding class rooms. HISD is mostly MINORITY, whereas the rich suburban districts are majority white.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7441451.html

    The Democrats under Gov. Richards in 1993 passed the “Robin Hood” law. Some school districts in Texas were very wealthy due to property taxes on oil/chemical refineries, etc. However, many inner city, minority heavy districts were crumbling. The law mandated equitable school financing for all school districts in the state. Similar to the legend of Robin Hood, who “robbed from the rich and gave to the poor”, the state “recaptured” property tax revenue from property-wealthy school districts and redistributed the money to property-poor districts, in an effort to equalize the financing of all districts throughout Texas.

    Now, its back to each district fending for itself.

    Pat Buchanan is stating on Hardball that Obama is a POOR LEADER, weak, and capitulating to the “militant” gay rights folks over DOMA. When presented with polls showing Americans increasingly favoring equality for gays, Pat says “MORAL TRUTH doesn’t change”. Why does MSNBC even give haters like Buchanan a microphone? Who is the next hire there, David Duke?

    Just watched Dylan Ratigan in his tricked-out bus on his “Steel Wheels Tour” where Dylan is going to create jobs across America. Dylan is a “Debbie Downer” reminding me of Chicken Little…”the sky is falling”. Ratigan and some of his right-wing guests were lambasting Obama for not taking a firm stand on Libya. Why doesn’t Dylan run for public office so he can solve all of our nation’s problems?

    Comment by Grant in Texas | February 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Dylan Ratigan could run but who would support him really? As for Libya its non of our business. I’m sorry but nothing we say or do is going to change and if we try to get involved in this country that would be worse than nosing our business in Iraq. Seriously Ratigan needs to just shut the fuck up because he’s nothing but a rat who pretends to be a liberal.

      I feel that Pat Buchanan is an old dog republican who will not like Obama no matter what he does because he’s black. At least he’s honest in his hate but that doesn’t excuse it at all in my opinion.

      As for that lawmaker that said bullets need to be used against protestors I think he needs to be more than just fired but put under arrest for threatening terrorism against united states citizens.

      Comment by Jeff | February 23, 2011 | Reply

  2. It is just good to see Obama stand up for the union workers. He had nothing to say about Libya for a week and that makes sense. Gaddafi has has killed thousands of people and many of them Americans. He is now killing his own people but, Obama was smart enough to realize that he can’t vote and the union members can. Forget the nation, the 2012 election is just around the corner and he is in campaign mode.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | February 24, 2011 | Reply

    • So do you really think that if President Obama “says” something about Libya, that it will all be better? You think he’s a miracle worker? You think he should meddle in every conflict on the planet? You don’t know what the hell you really feel, you just criticize everything and your believes blow in the wind with whatever suits your bitching.

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | February 24, 2011 | Reply

      • I guess our TROLL Atlanta Ralph is PRIVY to all of the behind the scences diplomacy that Sec. Clinton is doing. For one thing, it is WISE to keep silent until all of the hundreds of Americans in Libya (Exxon-Mobil, Occidental, Conoco-Phillips, and Marathon Oil are all back in operation there).

        No Americans have been killed so don’t know where our TROLL pulled out “many Americans killed”, either from his ass or Faux “news” (which by the way are equivalents). There are several hundred Americans stranded on a ferry to Malta due to rough seas preventing the ship from leaving port.

        What could Obama do anyway, other than invade Libya (like the oil-hungry neocons would do)? The Arab Street has long resented the USA for our meddling in their own affairs.

        Comment by Grant in Texas | February 24, 2011 | Reply

    • really? He just talked about Libya yesterday. Maybe things are happening behind the scenes and Obama wanted to keep quiet about it.

      Comment by Jeff | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  3. No I don\’t think he is a miracle worker. He has proven he is incapable of leading a country, a bunch of community organizers yes, a country, no.

    He was quick to stand up for the illegal action of union members in Wisconsin, but had not been told what position to take on the murders in Libya. In the past he was just a joke but now his incompetence has some real consequences for the US.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  4. Keep dreaming, Ralphie. He’s more popular than Ronald Reagan was at this point in his presidency and has accomplished more for our country than any president since probably Lyndon Johnson….

    And criticizing him for what is happening in Lybia, where meddling would only endanger Americans currently in that country, would be monumentally stupid, but of course that is exactly what it sounds like you want him to do. It doesn’t really surprise me that you would want him to do something monumentally stupid.

    You wingnuts want to meddle in everything, how did that Iraq thing work out for you guys. You probably still think they had WMD’s, don’t you Ralph?

    Comment by ExtremeLiberal | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  5. Chuck Todd lists some of the options “on the table” to deal with Libya:

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/24/6125627-whats-on-the-table-regarding-libya

    The USA, until recently, had been forced out of Libya from the 1980’s on and most of the younger generation there has been raised hearing nothing but vitriol against Americans. So this is NOT Egypt where the population has interacted with millions of American tourists, business people. So Obama needs to be careful not to have Col. Gadhafi again stir up nationalistic fervor towards the U.S. There is a reason the dictator Gadhafi gave his speech from his bombed-out home, preserved from the time Reagan bombed it, killing his infant daughter.

    John Pilger writes:

    “The revolts in the Arab world are not merely against resident dictators, but against a worldwide economic tyranny designed by the US Treasury and imposed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, which have ensured that rich countries like Egypt are reduced to vast sweatshops, with half the population earning less than $2 a day. The people’s triumph in Cairo was the first blow against what Benito Mussolini called corporatism, a word that appears in his definition of fascism.”

    http://www.truth-out.org/behind-arab-revolt-a-word-we-dare-not-speak68036

    Comment by Grant in Texas | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  6. More about Libya after our TROLL Atlanta Ralph derailed the topic, but then WHY talk about Wisconsin where the REICH is losing public support. Obama IS working behind the scenes to defuse the situation there.

    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2011/02/23/obama-to-libyas-gadhafi-the-violence-must-stop/

    Comment by Grant in Texas | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  7. Come on guys we need back up on http://cleantechnica.com
    The Tea Party idiots are going nuts on here tonight. LOL. I guess we hurt the there little feelings. LOL.

    Comment by WV Treehugger | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  8. I’m kidding we don’t need back up just thought you guys would like a few laughs. Have a good one!

    Comment by WV Treehugger | February 24, 2011 | Reply

    • I just posted there. I see TROLLS are everywhere and love to use the “facts” they get from Faux “News” and WorldNutDaily.com.

      Comment by Grant in Texas | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  9. “Look for the UNION label!”

    The NON-union air traffic controllers are increasingly making errors including over 3 dozen “near mid-air collisions” last year. Errors are UP 81% since 2007.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2011/02/report-air-traffic-errors-up-81-percent.html

    Remember Ronald Raygun FIRED the UNION members and replaced them with non-union controllers, many coming from the military. There still is a small PATCO Union, but they can only be employed at PRIVATE airports and most all commercial/military airports are government owned-run.

    Comment by Grant in Texas | February 25, 2011 | Reply

  10. Just wondering if Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck, Palin, and Coulter are about ready to jettison their UNION BENEFITS they get from belonging to the American Federation Television and Radio Artists union (AFTRA/AFL-CIO)?

    Comment by Grant in Texas | February 27, 2011 | Reply

  11. Seems Gov.Walker is OKAY with pensions as long as they go to his political cronies:

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/115733614.html

    Tom Nardelli just won’t be “double-dipping” but soon “quadruple-dipping”!

    Comment by Grant in Texas | February 27, 2011 | Reply


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