Sunday, March 29, 2015

George, George, George, George




Democrats Don't Vote

I am too old for rude awakenings but I guess that's how it goes for a die-hard idealist. I really was surprised last year, when Indiana Democrats held a get-out-the-vote rally in Fort Wayne and nobody showed. By that I mean, in a gathering where it was easy to see each and every face, there was a grand total of two individuals I knew personally. Where was everybody else and why did this rally not matter to them?

Duh, Mr. Last-To-Know: Democrats don't vote.

Republicans have been knowing this all along and saying it out loud because it doesn't matter how loudly you say it. It matters not to Democrats. It matters to Republicans because it means hey we just need a few more votes to win.

In fact, I guess I did stick my fingers in my ears and simply wish upon a star that maybe everybody had the shits this time or everybody was on the rag; but for sure, for sure, for sure they will show up for the crucial vote!

Nope.

Now that I know that I know it, we all know it. Democrats don't vote.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Indiana Christians Gone Wild

Freedom!
I think they've had enough of that "love the sinner" business. Freedom to repress restored by Governor Pence.


Tolerance for hate groups in Indiana?

Indianapolis Recorder, Jan. 2015

"Indiana has no hate crime law."


Twitter goes wild

Raw Story

"...will bathrooms and water fountains be labeled straights only? How will we know?"



Friday, March 20, 2015

"Flush the TPP"

(a.k.a. "NAFTA on steroids")


"The battle lines are being drawn over the TPP and TPA. If you are confused, well, that is exactly what many of the most powerful corporations in the U.S., and around the world, are counting on."



Friday, March 13, 2015

"One five-story office building in the Cayman Islands"

"The Robin Hood principle in reverse."





"One five-story office building in the Cayman Islands is the home of more than 18,000 corporations."



Sen. Bernie Sanders via Naked Capitalism



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Couple of cute comments on Bill O'Reilly's stuff

"I Was In The Plane With Amelia Earhart"
Eschaton

 "Lies are the titty milk to red state babies..."
The Rude Pundit
Bill O'Reilly could be telling us about how he single-handedly defeated Chang Kai-shek with a bamboo spear while getting a blow job from a grateful female SVA soldier, he could say how he was driving the van that took the trapped Argo gang to the Tehran airport, he could tell us that he faced down an angry Predator in the jungles of Nicaragua while ripping out the throats of Sandinistas and tossing their steaming guts at the monster, and most of the shut-ins, droolers, and maniacs watching would insist that anyone questioning him is a liberal asshat who is only jealous of O'Reilly's manly manliness.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bill O'Reilly War Hee-haw



"...for years, O'Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don't withstand scrutiny—even claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in."






Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Whistle Stop



Visiting a friend in the hospital recently, I watched some TV news with him as on-scene reporters awaited the Historic Storm of 2015. One reporter talked about how the few little snowflakes in the air could very well become a total white-out of historic proportions. He said the passersby on the sidewalk appeared to be concerned. Another reporter pointed out that the cold wind was causing choppy waves on a body of water in the background. The camera panned to the body of water to show that the waves were choppy and perhaps historic. I realized that I can't stand following another presidential campaign.