Quotes

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Kids

Dad Loves You!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Did James O’Keefe send harassing messages to, and steal a pair of panties from a Conservative blogger after he drugged her?

He has yet to deny this.

No, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus

Please go read this post by Greta Christina over at Free Thought Blogs

No Santa Claus! That’s right. He doesn’t live, and he never did. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will still not exist — and no amount of fatuous, manipulative bloviating will make him real. And the heart of childhood is still made glad: by fancy, by poetry, by romance, by beauty and joy, by truth and knowledge, by love and generosity and devotion, and by the boundless magnificence of the universe.

Tim Minchin

 Saw it over at Pharyngula

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friday, December 09, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Todays Lunch

Crab Stuffed Talapia with Crab Stuffed Baked Potato and Butter Beans with fresh Spinach and Red and Green Pepper Garnish.

I have been promised kingdoms and children have been named after me because of my Crab Stuffed Talapia.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cost of Occupy Wall Street?

I'm getting tired of the news reports talking about Occupy Wall Street costing cities millions when they don't talk about the Wall Street crash of 2008 costing the cities billions.
I don't see law enforcement pepper spraying bank executives.

If they enforced bank regulation the way they do park rules we would not be in this mess in the first place.

Marc Perkel, in a letter to 1,000-plus newspaper editors

Wake up TeaBaggers

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just sayin


Newt Gingrich is a Scumbag


"Saying to people you shouldn't go to work before you're 14, 16. You're totally poor, you're in a school that's failing with a teacher that's failing. I tried for years to have a very simple model. These schools should get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, pay local students to take care of the school. The kids would actually do work; they'd have cash; they'd have pride in the schools. They'd begin the process of rising."












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Prosecuting DA Lisa Riniker you are an ignorant slut

What the fuck is wrong with you?
A 6-year-old Grant County boy has been accused of first-degree sexual assault after playing “doctor” with two 5-year-old friends. Now, a federal lawsuit has been filed against the prosecutor, who attorneys said is trying to force the boy to admit guilt.

I hope she is disbarred and does jail time for her stupidity.

The story is here

Governor Sam Brownback "You Suck"

The governor of Kansas faced an online trashing Friday for tattling on a teenaged girl who sent out a critical tweet during a visit to the state capitol.

Emma Sullivan, 18, was hauled into her principal’s office and ordered to write letters of apology after one of Governor Sam Brownback’s office contacted the tour organizer to complain about the offending note on the social networking site Twitter.

“Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot,” Sullivan wrote, despite not saying anything to Brownback during the visit — she said she wrote it to get a laugh out of her friends.
I think Emma might have a point.
The story is here

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Sexy Wife

Happy 50th Birthday Lesa.


Love Hubs

Friday, September 30, 2011

If only Obama would talk like this.

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there—good for you.
But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate...Part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."
-- Democrat Elizabeth Warren, listing the facts and giving people reasons to vote for her

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stop The Killing

UPDATE:
The backwoods racist state of Georgia has probably killed a innocent man.
Fuck you Georgia, I'll never spend another dime in your redneck backwoods confederate racist state as long as I live.



UPDATE:
Troy Davis' execution was delayed tonight as the Supreme Court weighed arguments by Davis' legal team and the state of Georgia over whether he deserves a stay.

At 7:05 p.m., five minutes after his scheduled death, Davis' supporters erupted in cheers, hugs and tears outside the jail in Jackson, Ga., as supporters believed Davis had been saved from the death penalty. But Davis was granted only a temporary reprieve as the Supreme Court considers the decision.

The warrant for Davis' execution is valid until Sept. 28. The Georgia Resource Center, part of Davis' legal defense team, said it was unsure how long the delay would last.


Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles has recently rejected Troy Davis' clemency petition. Davis continues to face execution on Wed., Sept. 21 at 7 pm EDT.


We demand that the Board reconsider its decision and demand that Chatham County (Savannah) District Attorney Larry Chisolm seek a withdrawal of the death warrant and support clemency himself.

Troy Davis was convicted on the basis of witness testimony – seven of the nine original witnesses have since recanted or changed their testimony. He has survived three previous execution dates, because people like you kept the justice system in check! Let Georgia authorities know you oppose the death penalty for Troy Davis!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Obama to propose ‘Buffett tax’ on millionaires

I got Good Money Says He Caves On This One Too.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, in a populist gesture designed to appeal to voters, will propose a "Buffett Tax" on people making more than $1 million a year as part of his deficit recommendations to Congress on Monday.

Such a proposal, among suggestions to a congressional Super Committee expected to seek up to $3 trillion in deficit savings over 10 years, would appeal to his Democratic base ahead of the 2012 election but likely not raise much in revenues.

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said in a tweet on Saturday the tax would act as "a kind of AMT" (Alternative Minimum Tax) aimed at ensuring millionaires pay at least as much tax as middle-class families.

The "Buffett Tax" refers to billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who wrote earlier this year that rich people like him often pay less in tax than those who work for them due to loopholes in the taxcode, and can afford to pay more.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

You Can't Make This Shit Up

Fox News concerned about ‘hate speech’ from Obama supporters


The hate speech they refer to is an overly edited quote. In other words they lied about what was said.

But then thats not really the point of all this. The point is that for Fox News to claim to be concerned about hate speech is a joke in and of it's self.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Mitt Romney is a fucking lying piece of shit!

A audience member asked:
“How are you going to tackle those values issues and the abuse that’s happening in Washington?” a voter attending a pancake breakfast in New Hampshire asked Romney. “For instance, why doesn’t GE pay taxes?”

And lying magic underpants said:
“You’re going to see me talking about changing the corporate tax structure,” Romney replied. “Our rates are the highest in the world and that means companies are inclined to go elsewhere."
Romney told a flat out lie.
The US is at the very bottom in Taxes on Corporate Income as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product. According to the Congressional Budget Office based on Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Fuck you Magic Underpants, you are a "lying republican" oh wait thats redundant.

And this is the biggest problem we face as a Nation

The Full Story


Missouri to end tax credit for elderly and disabled

Missouri prepares to end tax credit for elderly and disabled to the tune of $855 million dollars that it intends to use for more corporate tax breaks.


The story is here

What the fuck is wrong with these people, corporation are sitting on record amounts of cash and making record profits as their tax liabilities continue to decline at the expense of the poor, elderly, and the middle class.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Bachmann (Batshit Crazy) open to a ’0% corporate tax rate’

Are you kidding me? When corporations are setting on record cash and recording record profits the Batshit Crazy Bitch wants to eliminate corporate taxes completely?
What the hell is wrong with these republican, teabagging, mother fucking corporate whores.
 Let me show you something: 
http://timspissed.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-have-i-been-saying-for-years-major.html
Corporation CEO's actually made more that their corporate tax liability.

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Friday, September 02, 2011

What have I been saying for years. Major Study Links Decline of Unions to Rising of Income Inequality

It's well known that the death of America's labor unions coincides with a staggering rise in income inequality, though the link between the two has never been as obvious as it seems. Many academics argue that unions play a relatively minor role in the equation, instead blaming educational disparities and the shifting makeup of the economy. But now comes a major new study from Harvard sociology professor Bruce Western that suggests that the decline of unions is as important as any other factor, explaining a full third of the growth in of income inequality for male workers.

The full story is here

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just because I can

I must have one of these.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

OBAMA SOLD US OUT AGAIN

The fucking prick has sold us out to Big Business, once again!

Who is in control of Obamas nut sack?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Poll: Only 52% of Americans approve of God’s performance

Dissatisfaction and anger with the federal government is nothing new, but now even Almighty God is having a tough time getting support from the public.

A recently released survey (PDF) by Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that only 52 percent of American voters approve of God's performance, while nine percent disapprove and 40 percent are just not sure.

Among "very liberal" respondents, 19 percent disapproved. Only four percent of "very conservative" voters had a problem with the deity.

At 71 percent, God got His highest marks for creating the universe. His handling of animals was approved by 56 percent, and 50 percent even approved of His handling of natural disasters.

The same polling firm recently found that 44 percent of Republicans thought President Barack Obama would not be taken to Heaven in the Rapture, while 37 percent were not sure.

The most recent survey also determined that only 12 percent held a favorable opinion of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

"Though not the most popular figure PPP has polled, if God exists, voters are prepared to give it good marks," PPP noted. "Voters approve of God's performance by 52-9 margin, making God about as popular as Murdock (sic) is unpopular."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Has Obama killed Mullah Omar

An Afghan local television network has quoted Afghan intelligence sources as saying that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan.


"Mullah Omar was killed on way from Quetta to North Waziristan," TOLO television said in its news bulletin, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Saw it over at Bartcop

Quotes

"A vote to increase the debt limit in this country is an existential question for a fiscal conservative.
These votes aren't easy. ...What I don't think that the White House understands is how difficult it is
for fiscal conservatives to say they're going to vote for a debt ceiling increase."
-- Eric Cantor, the second-biggest dick in the House, Link


Hey Eric, you had no problems raising the debt limit for Bush.

Why is there a problem...

Oh, yeah - Obama is Black, that's why.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Leon Panetta is a lying piece of shit

The newly Obama appointed US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told the troops in Baghdad:
"The reason you guys are here is because of 9/11. The US got attacked and 3,000 human beings got killed because of Al-Qaeda,"
What a scumbag piece of shit this guy is.
There is no connection, there never was a connection, regardless of what the republicans say, there was no 9/11, Al-Qaeda connection.
It was all a republican lie.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the cabal should be in the Hague awaiting trial on crimes against humanity.
But no! Obama wants to look forward not backwards.

How's that working out for you Barry?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Letter to Emma B

PZ Myers has done it again.
Over at his Blog PHARYNGULA he has written a letter that everyone should read.

Dear Emma;

I read your account of seeing a 3.75 billion year old moon rock, and how you asked the person displaying it "Were you there?", the question that Ken Ham taught you to ask scientists. I'm glad you were asking questions — that's what scientists are supposed to do — but I have to explain to you that that wasn't a very good question, and that Ken Ham is a poor teacher. There are better questions you could have asked.

One serious problem with the "Were you there?" question is that it is not very sincere. You knew the answer already! You knew that woman had not been to the moon, and you definitely knew that she had not been around to see the rock forming 3.75 billion years ago. You knew the only answer she could give was "no," which is not very informative. Click for More

Gingrich is a Hypocrite and a scumbag

INDIANOLA, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich on Saturday said the adoption of same-sex marriage in New York showed the nation is "drifting toward a terrible muddle."
Saying he thinks marriage is between a man and a woman, he told reporters that he "would like to find ways to defend that view as legitimately and effectively as possible."

He said he thinks the nation should be defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage ass being between a man and a woman.

So tell us Newt, Which of your 3 marriages needed defending?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

WTF! You just can't make this shit up.

Is this photo copyrighted or protected or NOT?
Read on.

After playing a round of golf, President Barack Obama has a drink with Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, at Joint Base Andrews, June 18, 2011.



(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

And it gets even better, if you right click on the photo at this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/5846466186/in/photostream it gives you a link to click, which gives you this;
Copyright and Other Rights Pertaining to U.S. Government Works
What is a U.S. government work?

A United States government work is prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties.

It is not subject to copyright in the United States and there are no copyright restrictions on reproduction, derivative works, distribution, performance, or display of the work. Anyone may, without restriction under U.S. copyright laws:
reproduce the work in print or digital form;
create derivative works;
perform the work publicly;
display the work;
distribute copies or digitally transfer the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.

Again I say WTF?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Magic Underpants is telling lies again

“It’s been a failure in the last several years to get America back on track again. It’s taken longer to get Americans back to work than it took during the Great Depression. This is the slowest job recovery since Hoover.” -Mitt Romney

Actually Mitt, thats a lie. The slowest recoveries since Hoover were Bush the Dumber and his Idiot fathers predecessor Ronny Ray Gun.

And Mitt and the rest of the GOP want to go back to the same fiscal policies that caused this mess in the first place.

Monday, June 13, 2011

30 Pro-Rape Republicans

The following list comprises those REPUBLICAN senators who voted against Al Franken's Amendment 2588, to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which passed 68 to 30. The amendment was written in tribute to Jamie Leigh Jones. She was drugged and raped by several men (low life scum bags) at Camp Hope, Baghdad, Iraq. The Defense Department would be forbidden from having contracts with companies that settled sexual assault and harassment cases in arbitration.

The 30 Pro-Rape Republicans.

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO) Middle Class.org gives him a score of 33% so far this year for his voting record
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY) Bunning has a score of 25% so fare this year for his voting record for middle class
Burr (R-NC) Burr has a straight F from middle class for his voting record
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)- Senator Coburn has an over all score of F from middle class org for his record.
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID) He has an over all score of 33% for supporting middle class with his votes
DeMint (R-SC) He has an over all score of 22% for supporting middle class with his votes
Ensign (R-NV) – We already know that Ensign thinks that women can be paid off.
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH) He has a 25% overall score for supporting the middle class.
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA) He has an over all 33% score for supporting the middle class
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ) He has a 33% score for supporting middle class with his votes
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL) He has a 33% score for supporting middle class with his votes
Thune (R-SD) he has a 22% score for supporting middle class with his votes
Vitter (R-LA) We already know of Vitters low opinion of women.
Wicker (R-MS)

Jones's former employers KBR and Halliburton were contracted under the State Department. At the time, CPA Order 17 gave contractors immunity from crimes committed in Iraq. The men that raped Jones had a free get out of jail ticket. Jones explained how messed up the legal process was during her the House Judiciary testimony.

These 30 Republican senators are a national disgrace and should be treated as the scum they are.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pizza Hut? Nver Again

I will never again order a Pizza Hut pizza.
They should be ashamed of serving a supreme pizza
like this. And worse yet, I ordered a supreme pizza.
It had a total of 8 pieces of green onion, 11 pepperoni and maybe 20 small pieces of sausage as well as 6 pieces of mushrooms maybe 6 pieces of onion.
There was no visible tomato sauce anywhere on it.
It tasted like a salt block.

I will never order another Pizza Hut Pizza.

Kinda makes you wonder

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Republican Fucks in Wisconsin

In just the last few weeks, Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican fuck from Wisconsin, has signed legislation to require voters to show photo identification cards at the polls, and to deregulate elements of the telecommunications industry. And the Republican-dominated Legislature is now in the midst of advancing provisions to expand school vouchers, to allow people to carry concealed weapons, to cut financing for Planned Parenthood and to bar illegal immigrants from paying in-state tuition at Wisconsin’s universities.

What the fuck were you people thinking when you elected these corporate shills, these racist bigots, these pompous assholes, these anti-education, anti-evolution, anti-logic, anti-reason and anti-worker motherfuckers?

Jebus People! wake the fuck up!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Oh The Streisand Effect? Thanks P.Z.

Thanks to P.Z. Myers over at his blog Pharyngula for bringing this to my attention.
I am happy to help with the Streisand Effect.


Click HERE to find the story.


Friday, June 03, 2011

Vickey Hartzler! You, are an Ignorant Bitch

GOP lawmaker compares same sex marriage to incest, polygamy, pedophilia.
This is one fucked up republican, but then aren't they all? Don't they all have some weird sexual fetish that they are trying to keep a secret?

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Yeah! This kind of shit Pisses me off

Why is it that the police and security people think that they can arrest anyone for anything. These people dancing and the couple kissing inside the Jefferson memorial were well within their rights to do so.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson would be appalled!

My Dream as a kid

Why we MUST TAX the Rich and END the Wars


The debt crisis was caused by the GOP and their insane fiscal policies that were proven to be failures under Ronny Ray Gun.

And again they have been proven to be abject failures under the Regime of Bush the dumber.
History has told us all we need to know about the GOP and their insane tax cuts for the wealthy.

And I have not even mentioned the 2 wars of choice started by the GOP and it's Military Industrial Complex of multi million dollar donors.

Bikers win, Phelps fuckers! Don't

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fred Phelps, and his fucked up family of followers

I hope they get whats coming to them in Joplin.

The Westboro Baptist Church — known for its protests at the funerals of soldiers and people with HIV/AIDS — plans to picket in Joplin on Sunday, where at least 125 people have died in a tornado.

On its website, the church says “Thank God for 125 dead,” an echo of its common refrain crediting God with having people killed in retribution for the United States’ tolerance of homosexuality.


Members plans to be in Joplin on Sunday when President Barack Obama is to visit and may attend at a memorial service for storm victims.


I am really not one to promote violence, but this guy needs his ass handed to him.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Harold Camping and the Crazy Christers

I have talked with a few crazy christers and they all think old Harold Camping is nuts.
But the only difference between the main stream christians and the nutty Harold Camping is the date on which the rapture will occur.
They all believe the rapture is a sure thing and that it will eventually happen.
And most believe that we are in the end time, but then the end times have always been upon us according to most religions.

Harold Camping and every other religious leader are scam artists and nothing more.
Poaching off the lively hood of those that have the least to give. The poor, the down trodden the weak the elderly the miss guided the unfortunate who are not capable of thinking for themselves are being taken advantage of by these people who claim to have a way out for them in the next life.

Criminals they are, one and all.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Anyone Get Raptured?

I was not dissapointed, I knew I wasn't going to be raptured.

But a friend of mine texted me sunday evening and said he thought he had been raptured, but then he texted me back and said it was a mistake. I think it was probably a case of alcohol induced Hallucination, but then thats normal for DJ.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Make My Bed? But the World’s Ending

Thousands of people around the country have spent the last few days taking to the streets and saying final goodbyes before Saturday, Judgment Day, when they expect to be absorbed into heaven in a process known as the rapture. Nonbelievers, they hold, will be left behind to perish along with the world over the next five months.

Why is this "news"? Why is the NYTimes giving these religiously insane, delusional people media attention.

Normal American family?

Or mentally and emotionally abusive parents ?

It is child abuse, the parents are mentally ill.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Get the Real News

Click in the Title
Welcome to The New American Dream Radio Show! We’re live every Thursday at 6:45 pm Central Time. It’s an Internet Radio Show; you won’t find it by searching the airwaves with your transistor radio that you got for Christmas back in 1957.


I think that’s when I got mine… But that just won’t work for our show. Sorry. We have made it really really easy though! All you have to do is click Listen Live, or if you are on an iphone try the link for that. You may have to click ‘play’ when the player comes up. That’s all though. Try it out!

I'll be listening.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Glen Beck is a Lying Fuck and he may have Raped And Murdered A Young Girl In 1990

"Hundreds of thousand on 9/12".
I dont think so Glen, you are lying.

He asked you to
"come to Washington D.C. to restore honor".
Glen, you have no honor, you are a lying piece of shit, fear mongering GOP mouth piece.
He asks you
"to be like Lincoln and Washington"
when he is nothing but a modern day McCarthy whore. Lincoln and Washington would distance themselves from the Lying Beck as fast and far from him as they could.

Next he praises Dietrich Bonhoeffer a lunatic Calvinist. And don't forget he is a devout Mormon and most likely wears magic underwear as well as believes that humans live on the moon.
That's it! stop the tape! I'm Done!

It's getting to weird, but then thats beck, and mormanism.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chrystal's Benefit

Police State

In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police

officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer’s entry. “We believe … a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence,” David said. “We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest.”

The court’s decision stems from a Vanderburgh County case in which police were called to investigate a husband and wife arguing outside their apartment.


The cops were not called by the husband or the wife according to the article. So I do not feel this is a domestic disturbance. If it were a domestic dispute between a couple then I think the officers need a little more leeway in the preformance of their duties.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Ha Ha

See more cartoons here

Sunday, May 08, 2011

"What do you get, Another day older and deeper in debt"

"Weapons of Mass Exploitation
Sunday 8 May 2011
by: Ravi Batra, Truthout

About eight years ago, there was frenzied and furious talk about WMDs, or weapons of mass destruc­tion. Both the frenzy and the fury came from Pre­sident George W. Bush and his administration, prior to the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and soon thereafter. The president's poll ratings had soared in the aftermath of the quick American victory in Afghanistan, which was the base from which al-Qaeda had launched 9/11. In order to keep his poll numbers up, the pre­sident and his officials were in a hurry to invade Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein from power. There was a frenzy of claims that Saddam possessed WMDs including chemical arms and nuclear weapons. But when none were found, the officials were furious that Saddam, so to speak, had deceived them. They were also furious at their critics who wondered aloud if the entire WMD claim was actually a fabrication.

The Iraq invasion turned out to be a colossal mistake in terms of lost lives and heavy expenditures that sharply raised the federal budget deficit. However, few realize that the Bush administration made a far bigger mistake in using what may be called Weapons of Mass Exploitation or WMEs, which have all but decimated the US economy and continue to do so.

A WME is a short-term financial palliative that makes the rich richer but postpones economic troubles, while seeming to cure the problems of unemployment and dwindling family incomes. It tends to create debt in the economy, but most economists call it fiscal policy or monetary policy. Once the term "policy" is used, everybody shuts up and accepts the claims of WMEs' benefic­ence, believing that a genius must have devised it. However, all it does is to generate more debt in the economy, and let the pro­blems pile up, only to return with greater force in the future. Most nations have deployed it in the past 30 years, but various American administrations have been exceptionally adept in its use.

Let us see how a WME only postpones economic ills and also en­riches the rich. I am sure you've all heard of supply and demand, even if you never took a course in economics. Supply and demand are like the two wings of an airplane; both have to be equally strong and weighty, or else the plane will crash.

What is the main source of supply? Productivity. What is the main source of demand? Wages. If you become more productive - through education or the use of better technology - you produce or supply more goods. If your wages rise, then you consume or demand more goods. For the economy to stay healthy, supply must be equal to demand, or:

Supply = Demand

Please don't be alarmed by the use of a simple equation, because it will highlight the role of debt in a visual way and make it easily understandable. If supply is not equal to demand, then, like the airplane with unequal wings, the economy will crash some day. Here, supply refers to the value of goods produced in the entire economy, and demand means total spending or the value of goods consumed in the nation.

It so happens that, because of investment and new technology, productivity and, hence, supply rise year after year. This means that wages and, hence, demand must also rise year after, and in the same proportion. Otherwise, there is an imbalance, and unex­pected problems arise. If wages trail productivity growth, supply exceeds demand, leading to overproduction. Businesses are un­able to sell all that they produce and layoffs follow. Hence, the only cause of unemployment in an advanced economy is the rise in the gap between what you produce and what your employer pays you.

However, joblessness creates problems not only for the un­employed but also for elected officials, because the unemployed have the right to vote. Politicians seek to face a happy electorate and be re-elected. They don't like unemployment anymore than you or I, which means they have to create ways to raise national spending to the level of supply. They face two choices: either to follow policies to raise your salary proportionately to the level of your productivity - which is only fair and ethical - or to adopt measures to lure you into larger debt, so that you spend more not out of a pay raise, but from increased borrowing.

Luring the public into debt in order to get re-elected, I believe, is crass corruption. It is also corruption because the politician, ever in need of campaign donations, wouldn't dream of offending busi­ness interests that are all for low wages. With wages trailing pro­ductivity since 1981, elected officials have been following what is known as monetary policy, which tempts people into larger debts. This eliminates unemployment as spending rises to the level of supply, because now,

Supply = Demand + New Consumer Debt

With monetary policy, the Federal Reserve prints more money to bring down the rate of interest, and lower interest rates induce people to increase their borrowing or their debt. However, the wage-productivity gap has been rising so fast that the govern­ment also had to raise its own spending and debt constantly, so that total spending matched rising supply. In this case:

Supply = Demand + New Consumer Debt + New Govern­ment Debt

Raising government debt to postpone the problem of unemploy­ment is called "fiscal policy." Now you see why our nation is awash in debt at both the consumer and the government level. Elected officials have frequently used debt-creation policies to get re-elected, while creating the impression that they are doing American workers a favor by preserving their jobs. Are they doing you a favor? Absolutely not. Instead, they are simply en­riching the rich. Let us see how.

First, job creation occurs through the cooperative action of both producers and consumers. Producers only create supply and, in­deed, hire workers, but if their goods remain unsold, they lose money and workers are laid off. Second, joblessness occurs only if your boss doesn't pay you enough to match your productivity. If you work hard and still get fired, then it is the employer's fault, not yours. You are doing your job of being productive on the one hand and creating demand out of your salary on the other. If your demand falls or does not rise enough, then it is because your boss has not given you a raise or has cut your wages. At the macro level, insufficient national demand only means that work­ers have produced so much for their companies that supply ex­ceeds demand, so that some people have to be laid off. Where then is your fault in this entire process? It is your employer's greed that generates joblessness, not you.

Once the government has generated enough new debt to increase spending to the level of supply, the unemployed are called back to work, usually at lower wages. But the debt increase is large en­ough to eliminate overproduction even at puny wages. As over­production vanishes, profits jump. You can see this clearly from the above equation. If your wages and, hence, your demand are constant, then the entire increase in debt goes into the pockets of suppliers. Without this debt growth, employers would have suf­fered losses due to overproduction; but with the creation of new debt, all their goods are sold, and profits soar, while your salary is either constant or grows very little; it may even fall, if you were laid off and had to find a new job. Thus, if the budget deficit is $1trillion, then corporate profits plus executive bonuses jump by $1 trillion. If the deficit is $2 trillion, then businessmen's incomes rocket by the same amount.

This is exactly what has occurred during the Great Recession that started at the end of 2007. Millions of people were fired be­cause the likes of General Motors, IBM, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs could not sell all they had produced. Then President Bush sharply raised the budget deficit, and the Federal Reserve prin­ted tons of new money to bail out failing businesses. As a result, the economy stabilized in 2009 and began to grow in 2010. However, real wages fell, while profits sky-rocketed. Why? Be­cause, the entire increase in government debt went into the coff­ers of producers. This is how Goldman Sachs alone could give bonuses of over $20 billion to its executives in 2009, while mill­ions were still being laid off. Consumer debt actually fell, but the government debt rose so much that executives received hefty extra compensation.

Eliminating the Budget Deficit

It should be clear by now that our so-called monetary and fiscal policies are enriching the rich while not doing much for the job­less. What should we do? For the solution, let us take a look at the American economy in the 1950s and the 1960s, the golden de­cades of high growth and growing prosperity for all. GDP growth averaged over 4 percent as compared to less than 3 percent since 1981, while real wages went up to match rising productivity. The top bracket income tax rate at the time averaged above 80 per­cent, and corporations paid 25 percent of the total tax revenue or about 5 percent of GDP. The middle class paid low taxes, and there was practically no budget deficit.

Why was GDP growth so high back then? The answer lies in high taxation of wealthy individuals and corporations. Thus, for the 1950s and the 1960s:

Supply = Demand + Near Zero New Debt

Since real wages grew as fast as productivity, new debt was prac­tically zero. People met their needs mostly out of their rising sala­ries. Demand rose in a natural way to match increasing supply. It may be noted that supply comes primarily from the rich, but de­mand comes primarily from the poor and the middle class. Since taxes were low on low-income groups, consumer demand grew as fast as salaries; but from 1981 on, thanks to President Reagan and his advisers such as Alan Greenspan, the tax burden was transferred from the rich to everyone else. Income tax rates sank for wealthy individuals and corporations, while most, if not all, other federal taxes jumped. The self-employed small business person, for instance, saw a rise of 66 percent in their tax rate. Taxes also rose on gasoline and tires. The crippling tax burden on lower incomes naturally reduced the growth in demand, so GDP growth (growth in supply or output) fell sharply below that in the 1950s and the 1960s. Even the oil-shocked 1970s produced high­er growth of 3.3 percent.

All this suggests that we should move toward the tax structure of the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the top-bracket income tax rate is 35 percent. Suppose we were to raise this rate to 45 percent for annual incomes above $250,000, and to 70 percent for incomes above one million, then the income tax yield would rise from $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion, or by $500 billion. Thus, any dollar earned above $250,000 will be taxed at the rate of 45 percent; similarly, any earned above a million will face a rate of 70 percent, so that average tax rates will be well below the top rates, which will still be below those in the 1960s. For corporations, we could go back to the old rate of 45 percent tax on corporate profits, while eliminating loopholes. We would then collect about 5 percent of GDP or some $750 billion, which would bring in extra revenue of $600 billion. Thus, higher taxes on affluent families and busines­ses will raise our revenue annually by $1.1 trillion. Slashing defen­se spending and oil and agricultural subsidies would reduce government spending. This way we can almost eliminate our bud­get deficit, which is currently running at an annual rate of $1.2 tri­llion.

Eliminating the Trade Deficit

Eliminating the budget deficit would quickly revive our comatose economy. The first benefit would be felt in the fall of our trade de­ficit, especially that with China, which has become our foremost lender. America would no longer have to borrow money from an­yone, and China would not be able to use its surplus dollars to buy more US government bonds. Such a move would cause a major appreciation in the value of the Chinese yuan, which, in turn, would reduce, possibly eliminate, our trade shortfall with China. Our manufacturing would revive and thousands of new jobs would be created, raising the tax revenue further.

The next step would be to reduce the tax burden on lower in­comes by cutting the self-employment tax to 12 percent from the current 15 percent; we could also eliminate the Social Security tax on the minimum wage. Our increased tax revenue would pay for these cuts, which would further raise consumer demand and, hence, GDP growth. Note that the trade deficit is also a WME, be­cause it tends to lower wages, while stuffing the wallets of the CEOs of multinational corporations. Just look at the fat pay checks of such CEOs in the aftermath of our trade with China.

Another WME that our government has systematically used to re­duce our living standard is outsourcing; we can impose a stiff tax on this practice and raise even more revenue. This would also en­able us to trim the tax burden of low-income groups.

In short, the American economy can be easily fixed if our govern­ment would stop using its vast arsenal of WMEs against us. I be­lieve that, in just 12 to 18 months, we can bring the nation back to an unemployment rate of 6 percent, which is close to full em­ployment.


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“How many Muslims does a black guy have to kill in one weekend before the crackers climb down off his ass?”

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Fuck You Andy

President Obama has pounded his chest enough according to, of all people, George W. Bush's former Chief of Staff, Andrew Card.

And that! From the guy who approved this!



"I think he has pounded his chest a little too much," Card said. "He can take pride in it, but he does not need to show it so much."

Stop being a Dick

Dick Cheney owes the President an apology?


Ever since Obama entered the White House, the former vice president has been decrying him as a weak leader whose actions place the nation at risk. He's been the lead-singer of the Obama-is-bad-for-national-security mantra on the right. Yet in the wake of the successful raid on Osama bin Laden's suburban compound, Cheney has not rescinded his previous assaults on the president.

So Dick, it's time to stop being a DICK

Stop being a Dick

Dick Cheney owes the President an apology?


Ever since Obama entered the White House, the former vice president has been decrying him as a weak leader whose actions place the nation at risk. He's been the lead-singer of the Obama-is-bad-for-national-security mantra on the right. Yet in the wake of the successful raid on Osama bin Laden's suburban compound, Cheney has not rescinded his previous assaults on the president.

So Dick, it's time to stop being a DICK

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Mike Pence running for governor of Indiana

This is just what Indiana needs, a TEABAGGER.

We currently have the once Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush and how did that work out?

Failures one and all.

Crazy Christers in Linton Indiana

Members of the Linton Ministerial Association prayed for the city leaders on Election Day in a mid-day service at the Linton City Hall.
Linton Mayor Patti Jones joined her hand in prayer with her secretary, Fran Abbott, during Tuesday's prayer service at the city hall.


"God save me from your followers"

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011

A great post by P.Z. Myers

"While it's necessary to stop terrorists, sometimes with violence, it is barbarous to gloat over the execution of an enemy. I find the chanting crowds cheering over the corpse disturbing, and the triumphal tone of our leaders is misplaced. We killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and threw away trillions of dollars, and our trophy is the bloody corpse of one old man? There's no victory in that.

I'm also cynical. What was the point? Nothing will change. We live in Idiot America, which is also Fearful America, which is also Paranoid America, which is also Solve-Our-Problems-With-A-Gun America. One figurehead is dead, now the focus of our country's fear will shift to some amorphous mass of generic Muslims, and the troops will continue their destruction, and we'll still flag our cowardice with pointless color changes at our airports, and we'll continue to sacrifice our civil liberties at the altar of national security. Nothing was accomplished, our purpose is as vague and tyrannical as ever, we'll need to continue to kill more to feed our illusion of safety.

Oh, there is one thing we've got now. A few more politicians will cloak themselves in the blood of our enemies in the next election, and victory will be achieved for Blowing Shit Up in the name of Getting Things Done. And we'll perpetuate the violence because it appeals to our citizen savages."

Posted over at Pharyngula

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Crazy Religious Fucker is Dead

Obama got Bin Laden



The Crazy Religious Fucker Is Dead


What will the GOP do now ?
What will the Teabaggers have to say ?

* Update: It appears he was killed in the capitol city Islamabad Pakistan. 
 How long before the uprisings begin in pakistan?

WTF? Tax Big Oil to pay for social programs. Who'da thunk it!

Oil companies continue to report major profit increases amidst rising prices for gas and oil. On Thursday, Exxon Mobil said it posted a $10.7 billion profit in the first quarter, a gain of 69 percent. Royal Dutch Shell earned $6.3 billion, up 30 percent. The news comes as the Venezuelan government has announced a new tax on oil companies’ windfall profits. The tax kicks in at 20 percent when oil hits $40 dollars a barrel, reaching up to 95 percent if oil tops $100 barrel. Venezuela says it expects to collect between $9 billion and $16.3 billion this year, with the money going to social programs. In a statement, the group Public Citizen called for a tax on oil companies’ windfall profits in the United States, saying, "Prices at the gas pump are jumping, even though the cost of drilling hasn’t changed… Big Oil is able to pocket the difference—at the direct expense of consumers."

Thursday, April 28, 2011

This Man is as loony as they get

He claims that "Jesus opposed the minimum wage, God hates socialism, and other teachings of the controversial evangelical leader Republican presidential contenders can't stop praising."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CBS Censors bleeped out the word "teabaggers" WTF

Bill Maher was on Letterman and
CBS censors bleeped the word "teabaggers.

The Real Price of Gas


AN ANALYSIS OF THE HIDDEN EXTERNAL COSTS CONSUMERS PAY TO FUEL THEIR AUTOMOBILES

The report divides the external costs of gasoline usage into five primary areas:

(1) Tax Subsidization of the Oil Industry; Total Annual Oil Tax Subsidies:
Low estimate: $9.1 billion or $0.035/gallon
High estimate: $15.7 billion or $0.06/gallon
High (with new TRA subsidies): $17.8 billion or $0.07/gallon

(2) Government Program Subsidies; Total Annual Government Spending Subsidies:
Low estimate: $38.0 billion or $0.32/gallon
High estimate: $114.6 billion or $0.95/gallon

(3) Protection Costs Involved in Oil Shipment and Motor Vehicle Services; Total Annual Protection Costs:
Low estimate: $88.5 billion or $0.65/gallon.
High estimate: $140.8 billion or $1.05/gallon.

(4) Environmental, Health, and Social Costs of Gasoline Usage; Total Annual Environmental, Health, and Social Costs:
Low estimate: $231.7 billion or $2.00/gallon
High estimate: $942.9 billion or $8.13/gallon

(5) Other Total Annual Cost of “"Other" Economic Costs:
Low estimate: $191.4 billion or $1.59/gallon
High estimate: $474.1 billion or $3.95/gallon
Estimate w/petroleum price spike: $500.8 billion or $4.17/gallon


Important Externalities of Motor Vehicle Use.
Together, these external costs total $558.7 billion to $1.69 trillion per year, which, when added to the retail price of gasoline, results in a per gallon price of $5.60 to $15.14
 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mushrooms

We been finding them by the hundreds. This pic is of about 8 pounds.


They are everywhere

Friday, April 22, 2011

Crazy Christers


NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 21st day of April, 2011.

Don't they remember this failed when they tried it last time.
Focus on the Family producer Stewart Shepard asks the group's followers to pray for rain during Obama's speech at Invesco Mile High stadium during Obama's Democratic National Convention speech.
It didn't rain!

Zombie Weekend

The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.
The Zombies were raised to life.
They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
From the Book of Matthew.
Yes! It's in your bible.

Holy shit! This was the first Zombie uprising!
Dated 33AD
That means this weekend is the 1978th anniversary of the first Zombie Uprising.

What are you doing this weekend?