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http://pledge.gop.gov/

From the webpage:

An unchecked executive, a compliant legislature, and an overreaching judiciary have combined to thwart the will of the people and overturn their votes and their values, striking down longstanding laws and institutions and scorning the deepest beliefs of the American people.

You're calling Obama the unchecked one???????????????? You touted the Citizens United decision as a victory for the Freedom of Speech even though the Roberts majority actually struck down over 100 years of precedent and understood law regarding BUSINESSES vs. citizens, and somehow this wasn't a judicial overreach??

An arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many.

No Child Left Behind? Iraq War? Cheney saying clearly 'So?' in response to the latest polling stating that the governed did NOT want to be any further part of the war of lies in Iraq and losing Osama bin Laden? Bush stating clearly that he didn't think bin Laden was much of a problem any more and didn't worry about him anymore?

Rising joblessness, crushing debt, and a polarizing political environment are fraying the bonds among our people and blurring our sense of national purpose.

You're implying that Obama was the one causing this crushing debt after what Bush and you shitbags did from 2001 - 2007 with unmatched and unchecked power in 2.75 (SCOTUS became Retardican during this time) of the branches of government???? Who is making this the worst polarized political climate in history? Sure, the Dems are holding to their own agenda, but I don't recall there being nearly as many Dems in the "TEA Party" as the zealots like to claim. And what exactly IS the sense of national purpose if not to help and care for ALL Americans, granting each of them equal rights and protections under law?

The need for urgent action to repair our economy and reclaim our government for the people cannot be overstated.

Indeed, I couldn't agree more. Every Retardican should be voted out of office, entirely. Let the Dems ACTUALLY do what they want without bullshit filibusters and obstructionism in either Chamber. Let's just see how terrifyingly Communist/Fascist the country would become. My guess is that the citizenry would actually allow people to LIVE who get sick through NO FAULT of their own. And they'd just as soon allow you to speak your mind, voice your opinions, and do whatever it is you wish with your bodies and behind closed doors as your soul, heart and mind decree you should do. Without fear of legislative punishment (providing these things don't truly interfere with another's free and rightful exercise of the same). Every one of you needs to be ousted. Every one. It's the only way to turn the tide away from this Shadow Theocracy you're all so keen on establishing here, in what was until about 40 years ago, the Bastion of Liberty and Equality, or so we pretended.
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Or at least their parent company does.

http://dailyradar.com/beltwayblips/story/fox-news-parent-gives-big-donation-to-republicans/

This has all the earmarks of that insult to freedom of information that the Internal Security Report scandal had back in 2009, when DHS published the report that said that radical conservative group membership was growing and might even boil over because of the election of a black President. The Republicans were just OUTRAGED (big shock there), and demanded it be apologized for and rescinded. And of course, Democrats (being total pussies) did just that. Of course, that report turned out to be dead on.

Now here we are. NewsCorp drops USD1Mil into the Republican Governor Committee. This after the President and various other news persons and journals all claimed that Fox News was neither Fair nor Balanced, nor was it even News. Of course, THAT claim (as well as the Administration trying to bar them from any news events) caused massive outcry, both from Republicans and from other news sources. Only now, it's turning out to be so flawlessly clear that even the whiny Retardicans can't hide the lie any longer: Fox News is just the clarion call for the Retardican Party.

The Independents of the country need to fucking evolve. If we all stood up to this bullying and lie machine, both in FNC and in Congress, we'd finally Get Shit Done. And it wouldn't be watered down Shit trying to curry that ever elusive Retardican vote. It would be good, solid legislation designed to move us forward, not keep us in Anything Goes Wild West ideology.

Palin steps aside!

2009-Jul-03, Friday 12:38 pm
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Too bad you really weren't wired to actually handle 'real' scrutiny and pressure, and that your racist and fundy platitudes and games were worthy of AK, maybe, but definitely not the country.

Please don't let the national stage door hit your big ass on the way out. We've got enough Palin-stains to wipe clean out of America as it is.
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This article was highlighting the closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans by Dick Cheney, and the harsh criticism he received for suggesting that the Republicans really needed to come to a proper deal with the Auto Industry, lest they all plunge the country into a worse recession and more and more badness happened.

"You know a situation is dire when Dick Cheney tells the truth."

The election's over.

2008-Nov-22, Saturday 11:20 am
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McBush/Palin lost. Hooray for Democracy in action.

The following letter removed in toto from http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2008/09/sarah-palin-ban.html as a reminder just how 'real' that energizing force of the Republican Base really was/is in her own home state.

So we don't forget as we look forward to 2012. )
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Link to original petition to impeach Bush (already signed and away): http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/144

Link to second petition to halt Bush pardoning all his cabinet and flunkies of any wrongdoing, no matter what: http://www.democrats.com/nadler-pardons

Behind the cut to avoid the obvious net-flames that are sure to arrive anyway. But even so, enough IS enough. )
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http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Taxes/Advice/TheDetailsOnTaxRebates.aspx

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/08/economic.stimulus/index.html

Ok, so the CNN article got edited after being posted, to remove the pesky details. Like the fact that all this money is an advance against next year's return. From what I understand though, it probably wasn't as clearly phrased as the first article I cite, so read that one as the primary. Love this whole notion of advancing you your own money, just so you can pay interest on the loans (or rather your kids and your kids' kids) that allow this $142 billion abomination to occur.

But, enough of that. The CNN article is by far one of the FUNNIEST things I've read in a while. And here's why.

1> "Paulson said the process of sending the checks would be completed by the end of summer." This after saying the first of the checks will be going out in May. Hm. So, it's going to take until mid September for an AUTOMATED process to cut checks, and mail them AUTOMATICALLY out to consumers. Huh. I'm sure nothing horrible will happen to the economy in the ensuing 7 months from now.

2> "There were no winners or losers in this except the American people, who saw us rise above any differences we might have had and work to agreement on what is the No. 1 issue, and that is our slowing economy." Huh. Imagine that. All that compromise and good natured debate.... in an election year. When the sitting Administration is the second lowest popularity in the history of the country. When we've got two wars going on that are sapping so much from us on a daily basis that small countries could be founded instead of this need. Governmental prestadigitation? In an election year? Mortgaging the future even harder, just to be seen doing something good? In an election year? Say it isn't so!

3> "After Democrats were unable to break a Republican filibuster threat..." Am I the only one that recalls a few years ago when the Republicans were essentially bullying the Democrats with the 'Nuclear Option' (pronounced new-cue-lar for you Bush supporters so you don't get confused) of permanently banning filibuster from one of the committees, just so they could force the general vote on one of Bush's appointees? I said it then, that if/when the Dems got back in Congress, they should do just that everywhere: vote out filibusters. Then, when the Republicans started crying like the ultra-spoiled rich-bitch 4 year olds they've shown themselves to be, simply have a VCR handy in every room, including the main one, and replay those threats as the only response necessary.

4> "The Democrats dropped demands for an extension of unemployment benefits, energy assistance for low-income households and tax breaks for energy providers." It amuses me, having recently heard on NPR the woes of the heating oil customers on the East Coast. I was reminded, by one of the legal advocates on the show, of a promise Bush made to enlarge the federal subsidy/assistance to those low-income households since heating oil prices were rising far more than could be called reasonable. And since he's been in office? He's slashed that assistance twice. Now, the Democrats are trying to help him with his original campaign promise, and the 'Pubs in the Senate shitcan it. And Bush is happy they did! Wow. Please, oh please, keep supporting the NeoCons. The recession where you have to sell your children into indentured servitude will be wonderful. I'll sell everything I own to buy one of them. Promise.

5> "Including loans other than mortgages and home equity lines of credit, Americans are shouldering a record $2.5 trillion in debt." MMmmmm, tasty. Yes, Americans. Keep supporting the money industries (banking, credit, insurance). Believe their lies, just like you believed Big Tobacco when it assured you, left, right, up and down that there was no credible link between smoking and lung diseases and cancer. After all, those that have a vested interest in lying to you will always tell the truth when it might mean a loss of revenue to them. Why don't you and the rest of the sheep just blithely enter the fields, and keep your head down and continue pretending that money is both necessary and a positive thing.
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I have to share it.  It's a moral imperative.  (And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wolfwings and [livejournal.com profile] rikoshi for the initial linkage as well.)

http://thankyoustephencolbert.org/ -- The site

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 of the conference speech.

And to quote one of the two Kings of Truthiness (the other of course being Jon Stewart), while Stephen is at the White House Correspondant's Dinner, he sayeth unto the crowd:
"Over the past 5 years, you people were so good over ... over, uh, tax cuts, WMD intelligence, the effect of global warming.  We Americans didn't wanna know, and you had the courtesy not to try to find out.  Those were good times, as far as we knew.  But listen, let's review the rules; here's how it works.  The President makes decisions -- he's The Decider.  The Press Secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down.  Make - Announce - Type.  Just put it through a spell check, and go home.  Get to know your family again, make love to your wife.  Write that novel you've got kickin' around in your head.  You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the Administration.  You know, FICTION!"


And that was one of his more gentle slams on the various attendees.  ;)

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