May 29, 2009

100% inflation?

I seriously, seriously hope not.

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May 26, 2009

Fascism averted?

Texas Dems may score a win over the eeeeevil Rethuglicans in the state legislature who are looking to shred the Constitution and trample all over the rights of the people:

"We successfully stood up for people's voting rights and have shown that we're not going to be bullied into suppressing people's votes," [Rep. Jim] Dunnam said.
Click here to find out what awful, horrible scheme the nefarious Repukes were trying to pull off.

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May 20, 2009

Are you ready for the Obamobile?

Something tells me that the WSJ is less than optimistic about the future of the American auto industry under Obama's new fuel economy standards:

At the end of his Rose Garden explanation yesterday of the new U.S. fuel-efficiency standards, President Obama remarked on the good that can be accomplished when we are "working together." The President may be getting ahead of himself. Watching the unlikely coalition arrayed behind him as Mr. Obama committed the U.S. to an astonishing passenger-car mileage average of 39 miles per gallon by 2016, it looks truer to say we are merely standing together in this adventure, for better or worse.

Mr. Obama's fleet-mileage partners yesterday included the two auto companies that have fallen into his arms, Chrysler and GM, still-independent Ford, the major foreign manufacturers, United Auto Workers chief Ron Gettelfinger, and beaming representatives from the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

All that's left to arrive at the President's new destination for the American way of driving are huge, unanswered questions about technology, financing and the marketability of cars that will be small and expensive.

Picky, picky.

They go on to point out that the new fleet of American cars will likely be made up of small hybrids and electric cars and then ask an extremely silly question:

Once Detroit is forced to build these cars, will free Americans want to buy them, at any price?

Um, like we're gonna have a choice? That's pretty much the entire point. Oh, and isn't that "free Americans" thing quaint?

We wish these folks luck "working together" with the Obama auto-design team. One thing seems certain by 2016: Taxpayers will be paying Detroit to make the cars Americans don't want, and then they will pay again either through (trust us) a gas tax or with a purchase subsidy. Even the French must think we're nuts.

We. Are. So. Fucking. Screwed.

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May 19, 2009

People who pay their mortgages and credit card bills are suckers

Seriously, why the hell are any of us paying our bills?  What's the incentive, when the guy next door can do whatever irresponsible shit he wants, and the government hands him a fistful of cash for doing it?

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May 15, 2009

Well, Pennsylvania, this *IS* what you voted for

Obama let you know how he felt about you bitter clingers, and you turned around and voted for the fucktard.  He promised you unicorns that fart rainbows and crap Skittles.  Instead, he's offering up protectionist measures that are putting 600 PA union steelworkers out of work, and because your company is foreign owned or may have foreign operations, you're out on your ass because of measures dictated by the stimulus,

In recent weeks, its largest client -- a steel pipemaker located one mile down the road -- notified Duferco Farrell that it would be canceling orders. Instead, the client is buying from companies with 100 percent U.S. production to meet the new stimulus regulations. Duferco has had to furlough 80 percent of its workforce.

"You need to tell me how inhibiting business between two companies located one mile apart is going to save American jobs," said Bob Miller, Duferco Farrell's executive vice president. "I've got 600 United Steel Workers out there who are going to lose their jobs because of this. And you tell me this is good for America?"



Feeling smart now?  You thought protectionism would save your asses, or that the Democrats would boost your modest pay with big fat goodie bags.  Oh how wrong you were.

By the way, if you think that's bad, wait till cap and trade, all you blue collar guys in the Rust Belt might want to set aside a part of your paycheck to stock up on Astroglide.

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May 12, 2009

Running in circles

So, so screwed.

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This kind of spending isn't sustainable

Not good.  And no, it isn't that the GOP leadership can't explain to the public what this debt is doing to us, most of them don't care, they're just pissed that they don't get choose what unnecessary spending and programs crush us with debt.

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May 08, 2009

Priorities, DC style

We don't have enough money to fund the successful DC voucher program, we don't have enough to fund the successful missile defense program, but we do have half a million dollars to send researchers down to Buenos Aires to cruise gay bars to try and find out why gay guys get drunk and have sex. 

I have a better idea, go into DC, go to a bar or nightclub and find a random gay guy, hand him twenty dollars and have him explain why it is that gay guys get drunk and have sex (and I bet they could then go to a nightclub or bar and find a random straight person, give them twenty dollars and have them explain why straight people like to get drunk and have sex), then take the remaining funds and either use them for something useful or, I dunno, start paying down our crushing debt before we fucking go bankrupt?

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May 07, 2009

And speaking of zombies...

At least he didn't call it twatting.

Link to critical H1Z1 information is here.  No mention of whether a flamethrower, machete, or shotgun is the preferred method of dispersal for this particular strain.

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May 06, 2009

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world

There's just so much wrong with the following sentence:

Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken met privately with Vice President Joe Biden late Wednesday afternoon to update him on the still-contested Minnesota Senate race.
If you had told me that there could be such a thing as VP Pluggy and Senate candidate (and, let's face it, probably Senator) Al Fucking Franken just a couple of years ago, I'd have had the men in white coats haul you off to the booby hatch.

Ugh.

Update: Perhaps I'm just a Moron, but what the hell qualification does Al Fucking Franken have that he might be a Senator?  It's always been my understanding that people worked their way up from local to state politics and then maybe ran for a seat in the House of Representatives or as Governor before becoming a Senator.  I was not aware that a career as a semi-successful comedy writer qualified someone to be a member of the world's most exclusive deliberative body.

But, then again, The Public Fister In Chief is someone who's never really held a job for more than a couple of years, so there is that.  Yeah

We're so fucked.

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May 05, 2009

Specter sets up bogus "For the Cure" site to raise campaign funds

I knew you were shameless Arlen, but dude, this shit, really? Really? Nah, this guy has to lose in 2010, electing this bastard for another term is unacceptable.  I don't care how much time and money it takes.  Arlen Specter is the lowest of the low, he's low even by DC standards now. 

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Is China about to cut us off?

They're already scaling back their loans, if Mark Kirk (who is reprehensible, if I may digress) is to be believed.

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May 03, 2009

Affirmative action on the Supreme Court?

Surely this is a joke. I mean, really, they're not thinking about putting a woman dumb enough to refer to our veterans as potential terrorist recruitment targets, who thinks Canada is the enemy, who would rather call terrorism a man-made disaster, and all of this just within a hundred days of Obama taking office...they wouldn't really put her on the Supreme Court, would they?

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., told ABC's "This Week" that he personally would like to see more women on the court.

"Having only one woman on the Supreme Court does not reflect the makeup of the United States," he said Sunday. "I think we should have more women, we should have more minorities."

I can't even express how repulsive this idea is to me. Not even because someone who has such a poor grasp of language and semantics and the meaning of words might end up sitting on the bench of the highest court of the land, but because ENOUGH OF THIS FREAKING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CRAP ALREADY. Putting a choice like Napolitano on the bench implies that there is no woman who's truly qualified for the job, just as putting Obama in the White House because it would be nice to have an African American there implies that there are no people of color qualified for the office of the president.

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May 01, 2009

"Just words...": SCOTUS edition

Remember when Bush was (rightfully) accused of cronyism for nominating Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court?  One name is frequently popping up as a possibility to replace Souter: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

I'm sure the man who Obama stole campaign speeches from will be an independent voice on the judiciary. 

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