Department of What is WRONG with These People?
By now we have all read the story of the arrogant bankster who not only cheated a cabbie, but stabbed him into the bargain. I thought to myself that that would never happen here in the nation's capital, simply because the local oligarchs would worry that they might get caught, if not right away, it might come up at some future confirmation hearing.
So what is the Washington, DC version of this? I asked a cab driver: Read below the fold...
In Tuesday's charlotteobserver.com:
Obama to speak at Bank of America stadium
Officials to confirm Panthers' home will host nomination acceptance.
By Jim Morrill
Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012
On the final night of this fall's Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech at Bank of America stadium, party sources told the Observer on Monday night.
That reminds me of a song: Read below the fold...
So is this an example of how the GOP wants to run gubmint like a business?
Jan Brewer on Monday asked lawmakers to buy back three buildings at the Capitol that were mortgaged off two years ago to balance the budget.
The move will cost the state $105 million out of its current budget surplus. Brewer press aide Matthew Benson said the state has the cash.Read below the fold...
(Cross posted at The Montana Maven )
Newt Gingrich suggested that perhaps a good idea for poor highschoolers would be to work as the janitors in their high school in their off hours which would "be a way to instill a work ethic while also saving money". A lot of liberals jumped on him for this screaming, "That's an awful idea. That is child labor and it's racist to boot."
Well, it sounds racist. But most of all it sounds stupid and way out of touch with the lives of regular Americans. So it's not only racist, but it's elitist. Read below the fold...
This, after Darth Obama froze wages for federal employees; no collective bargaining allowed.
“Obama’s been criticized for not doing enough for his base,” Larry Scanlon, AFSCME’s political director, said in an interview. “So you always worry about the mood of your membership. But the depth of support in the room today for Obama surprised even me.”
Tuesday’s vote by the union board was unanimous.Read below the fold...
Buzz kill alert! After debating about whether or not to post this and ruin everyone's holiday, I decided to do it anyway. The story's too important and I'm not seeing it covered anywhere else. Grab a tissue and read all about it, the preznit's latest historically historic achievement.
And how's this for irony -- the BO website is currently themed "Home for the Holidays" ... nice timing, halfwits. Read below the fold...
Land of the free.
It sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Just don’t try to exercise said freedom. That can come with serious helpings of intimidation and punishment. Pepper spraying, clubbing, incarceration.
Actually, thanks to our United States Senate this week -- with a stunning bipartisan vote of 93 to 7 -- you now can get efficiently and LEGALLY “disappeared” for exercising your HERETOFORE constitutional freedoms. Free speech. Assembly, etc.
Meanwhile, the REAL terrorists continue to get plenty of mileage out of the faux-War on Terror. It comes in handy for removing the rights and securities of any citizenry, even ours. Read below the fold...
1) #OWS opens an account at Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union, a local credit union, to hold donations.
2) The Vampire Squid sponsors a dinner held by Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union, which also serves the poor.
3) Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union honors Occupy Wall Street at the dinner
4) Goldman Sachs, which told the credit union it didn't want its name or money used to celebrate a protest movement known for placards like "Goldman Sachs is the work of the devil," took their money and left.
What a bunch of idiots.
G-20 Marked First Use of LRAD Technology on US Civilians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2011
PITTSBURGH - The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Karen Piper, a bystander who suffered permanent hearing loss after Pittsburgh police deployed a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) against protestors during the 2009 G-20 Summit. An LRAD emits harmful, pain-inducing sounds over long distances. Developed for use by the military, LRAD technology had never before been used against US civilians.Read below the fold...