Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Real Job Creators: Consumers

Think millionaires and billionaires are the "job creators"? Not so, according to a major investor of It's consumers who increase demand and trigger job creation. A short clip from msnbc:

The full 6 minute clip:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Marriage Vs Civil Unions

Why not just allow same sex couples to participate in civil unions, with their very limited number of rights, as opposed to being granted the full number of rights -- over 1,000 -- that come with "marriage," some rightwingers innocently ask?

Here's the answer. The term "civil unions" is not acceptable. We don't grant rights to people based on other ignorant people's need to be placated.

Marriage is not a religious ceremony. It was mainly and originally an arranged property contract that included women and daughters as part of "chattel." You can get married in a religious ceremony, but it's not necessary. Marriage is a union between two consenting adults as recognized BY LAW.

You have to get a license from the state before you get married, but then you can get a religious ceremony if you choose, or you can go to Vegas and have an Elvis impersonator marry you. The fact that the STATE has to grant you a license means that it cannot discriminate based on any cult's ideology.

Remember, the state cannot refuse to grant Jews a fishing license, blacks a drivers license, women a business license, etc.

No cult will ever be made to marry same sex couples. They can discriminate all they want. But the state government cannot.

Marriage is a legal contract dependent upon a license issued by the state. It is un-Constitutional, as I've shown above, for the state to arbitrarily discriminate in issuing licenses.

Friday, May 11, 2012

"Protecting" Missouri Gun Owners

One of the most unbelievable interviews ever on The Daily Show.

"Have they went to court?"

"How successful are claims that go to court based on something that is not illegal?"

Willard Romney: Cowardly Bully

Love how the rightwing crybabies are spinning excuses for Wishy Washy Willard's behavior in high school, when he and a bunch of his friends assaulted another student at the elite, prestigious Cranbrook School.

A face you'd like to smack.
This privileged little prick organized a gang of 6 bully-cowards to attack and assault a kid who was "different," ganging up on him, knocking him to the ground, holding him down and cutting off his hair. This was not a cutesy "prank" or "hijinks" as his mouthpieces are trying to spin it.

Interesting how all the other guys involved in this episode clearly remember every detail of it, and how guilty they've felt ever since.

Not our Wishy Washy Willard. Selective amnesia has magically erased this part of his memory bank.

Believe me, if it was discovered that in high school Barack Obama led a gang of 6 to terrorize and assault another student, Corrupt Rupert's teleprompter-readers wouldn't be "chuckling" about it. They'd be calling Barack a thug, a gang member, a terrorist.

This behavior shows Willard's same lack of character and tendency toward abuse that we see with the dog-on-roof story; with Willard giggling through the tale about his father firing thousands of people in Michigan, then trying to stop the school band from playing "On Wisconsin" during a parade -- reminding them where the jobs went -- as if it was funny; saying he likes firing people; and working for Bain Capital where he took over and destroyed companies firing tens of thousands in the process.

Everybody knows a bully is an insecure little coward. We don't need a coward in the White House.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A President with a Spine

It's terrific we have a president who takes bold, progressive initiatives to do what's right. He took Bush's dead, forgotten search for Bin Laden and made it a priority; his terrific intelligence, defense and military teams did a perfect job in finding and killing the world's #1 terrorist and got tons of information from the compound.

Now, he did the courageous, right thing again by refusing to accept discrimination against consenting tax-paying American adults. Marriage equality is just that -- it means straight people shouldn't get special rights while denying those same rights to everyone else.

Gay Americans pay taxes -- sometimes MORE taxes than straight people who get married and file together. A civilized country doesn't discriminate against people based on hate, fear or stupidity.

It's pathetic that the US is the only country in North America that doesn't recognize same sex marriages. That's right: Canada and Mexico are ahead of us.

As usual, the rightwingers dig in their heels and try to stop progress. They were against women voting, equal pay, ending slavery, civil rights, interracial marriage, and now same sex marriage.

In 20 years they'll pretend they were for same sex marriage all along.

Wishy Washy Willard Romney is not only against same sex marriage but even against civil unions! He claims he believes marriage is between one man and one woman.

His grandfather, along with his 5 wives, disagreed.

His great grandfather, along with his 12 wives, disagreed.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

President Obama Supports Same Sex Marriage

"I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," President Obama told ABC this afternoon.

Excellent news. Most polls have shown steadily increasing support for not allowing the government to discriminate against consenting, tax-paying American adults. Within a few years, those states that have amended their constitution (like North Carolina's voters chose to do yesterday) will be declared un-Constitutional.

  • You can't have the government give special rights to straight people and deny all other tax-paying Americans the same rights.
  • You never put a minority's rights up for a vote by the majority. Civil Rights would never have passed in the South back in 1965 if that were the case.
Of course, the far rightwing homophobes and haters couldn't wait to chime in with their idiotic opinions (from Talking Points Memo):

As a blaring headline on FOX Nation declared: “OBAMA FLIP FLOPS, DECLARES WAR ON MARRIAGE.”

The “war on marriage” portion was eventually edited out, but others were there to pick up the battle standard. “We’ve arrived at a point where the President of the United States is going to lead a war on traditional marriage,” Rush Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday.

Rush Limbaugh spoke out for traditional marriage. His first, second, third and fourth wives could not be reached for comment.  And I've always wondered how the marriage of a couple of lesbians across the street could possibly weaken, or affect in any way, your marriage?

The fact is, it can't. Righties just want to find an excuse to discriminate and justify their hate.

In a few years, we'll wonder what all the fuss was about and why it took so long.

Republican Jackass of the Week

Newly-elected Indiana Senate nominee Richard Mourdock. You can call him Dick for short.

Richard Lugar
Just yesterday, another moderate, 6-term republican, Richard Lugar -- a class act -- was unceremoniously dumped for a rightwing teabag favorite. Senator Richard Lugar represented the people of Indiana for 36 years, but was voted out by Regressive republican voters because he was seen as not conservative enough and too willing to compromise. They voted, instead, for Richard Mourdock, who ridiculed Lugar's willingness to cut deals. 

Notice the combative attitude and complete refusal to compromise with Senate Democrats in this 40 second clip. 

"Bipartisanship means they have to come our way."

Richard Mourdock, newly-elected Republican Jackass of the Week.

American Productivity vs Compensation

Since 1948, productivity of the American worker has steadily increased. But look what's happened to compensation!  It has basically flat-lined since the late 70s and early 80s. Work harder and harder for pay that never increases.