Dave Foley’s Spooky Glenn Beck Prophecy!

Hat Tip to Bob Cesca for the link, who posted this back in September. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!

That is very scary how even the same language is used, I think I heard complete sentences that Glenn Beck has said, damn near. This should go completely viral, spread it around. It so mirrors the absurdity of Glenn Beck that it may help reveal him as the charlatan that he is.

A Refresher On Our Rights As U.S. Citizens

I’m pasting below a few chunks of the constitution as a reminder to some folks in our country who apparently don’t know what is in it. Enjoy! Here is the whole thing.
Amendment 4 – Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment 14 – Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868. Note History

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Now You’re Mad!

Courtesy of the awesome Kay in Maine at White Noise Insanity, who found it on the internets!

Now You’re Mad?!

After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?

You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate
Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.

You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.

You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.

You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn’t get mad when Bush said he wasn’t concerned about Bin Laden, just a few months after 911.

You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.

You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.

You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens died over an 8-year period because they had no health insurance.

You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick…oh hell no.

Who Wrote That Arizona Law, Anyway?

Rachel Maddow does a great piece on the folks behind the new law in Arizona. I think this incident is just the tip of the iceberg. As I’ve said for a while, the media has legitimized the Tea Party movement (that can barely scare up a crowd of a couple hundred people with misspelled signs) and empowered the fringe elements in our society. It began when the village idiot was elected as president in 2000 and then again in 2004. And what sent them over the edge of course was when the American people elected the first black president. Anyone who says race has nothing to do with the Tea Party is a fucking RACIST, I’m sorry. But if you can really convince yourself that it has nothing to do with race, you are in denial and a racist, whether you want to admit it or not.

Eugenics…..unbelievable, really. Go check out this website for a documentary based on the book The War Against the Weak. I saw it at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and was blown away. If you get a chance to see it, do so.

Liberal Economic Policies Work – The Obama Boom!

I frequently think of the Richard Pryor line, (paraphrasing) “who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes”. It must be really hard for the Tea Partiers and hard core conservatives to continue to believe the lies that they have chosen to promote. I realize some of the people don’t know any better, they are just regurgitating what Rush and Glenn tell them. But others clearly know they are lying but continue to do it in the light of the truth. Bob Cesca has a post about this

But for some reason the teabaggers are still very, very angry even though the economy is improving, taxes are lower and the president is assembling a commission for debt reduction. ROOOOOWWWR! Still angry! So angry, in fact, that people are seriously considering voting for Republicans in November. Yep, we really need a GOP Congress right now. Just as things are improving, we’ll get a Congress ensconced in nothing but frivolous investigations of the president.

Here is a great summary comparing Clinton’s progressive economic policies pitted against George W. Bush’s return to the tired old supply-side economics that ran up the National debt in the early 80’s. Hat tip to Oliver Willis, from the Center for American Progress

Progress

President Clinton took office at a time of large deficits and high unemployment. The country was headed in the wrong direction after more than a decade of supply-side economics. President Clinton turned the country around by adopting progressive economic policies that focused on reducing the budget deficit, halting the widening gap between rich and poor, and spurring innovation and investment. By the end of his term, these progressive policies had yielded the longest sustained period of economic growth in American history and more than 23 million new jobs.

Regress

Despite the clear success of progressive policies in the 1990s, President Bush returned the country to the failed economic strategy of focusing on the very wealthy under the theory that their success would “trickle down” to everyone else. It didn’t work out that way. President Bush cut taxes repeatedly for high-income earners and on capital gains, with the promise that those cuts would result in impressive growth for everyone. The rich were doing very well after eight years of supply-side policies, but everyone else was falling back. Median incomes and wages were down, poverty was up, job growth was anemic, and unemployment was beginning to soar.

Oliver Willis (Like Kryptonite To Stupid) has been documenting the positive progress Obama’s policies have had on our economy. Check them out here, here and here.