Thursday, January 29, 2015

How Conservatives Get History Wrong

We know how the Conservatives fight to keep Critical Thinking and science out of our schools and Creationism in them, but the Cons' War Against History is just as important to keep the voters' attention to the root beliefs of Conservatism: Trickle down economics and the elimination of regulatory oversight, aka as the Conservation of the rich and powerful...

The study of history exposes the criminality of Conservatism, of course...

"HNN Poll: 61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst."

"As far as history goes and all of these quotes about people trying to guess what the history of the Bush administration is going to be, you know, I take great comfort in knowing that they don’t know what they are talking about, because history takes a long time for us to reach."— George W. Bush, Fox News Sunday, Feb10, 2008.

"A Pew Research Center poll released last week found that the share of the American public that approves of President George W. Bush has dropped to a new low of 28 percent.

"An unscientific poll of professional historians completed the same week produced results far worse for a president clinging to the hope that history will someday take a kinder view of his presidency than does contemporary public opinion.

"In an informal survey of 109 professional historians conducted over a three-week period through the History News Network, 98.2 percent assessed the presidency of Mr. Bush to be a failure while 1.8 percent classified it as a success..."

There are good reasons why the Cons don't want our kids to know anything about history, good reasons why they want a stupid electorate...

...because they really don't want our kids to make any unflattering comparisons with Conservatism and other nasty "isms."

If the Cons get our children young enough, reading may go out the window along with history...

...because for Conservatives, knowledge is a very dangerous thing - especially during election season.

And history isn't pleasant enough for most Conservatives...

...and their legacy suffers accordingly.

Especially for Cons like this mean old man...

Historical comparisons are quite embarrassing to Conservatives...

So the next time one of the Cons is harping on his love for your kids' education, understand that this is really what he really wants to do...

And why, you ask?  This is why...


It seems amazing that the average voter would swallow the Conservative War Against History, but too many of the voters are Low Information Voters and know nothing about it.

As long as the Low Information Voter is clueless, he'll be known as the Wrong Information Voter, and the chances for the resurrection of the middle class is moot.

And as long as Conservatism is a legal "political party," the longer the Cons will steal from the poor to give to the rich.

Isn't it time to criminalize Conservatism?

Joyce, Jnr.


"I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid
persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and
undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it."

John Stuart Mill, in a Parliamentary debate with the Conservative MP, John
Pakington, May 31, 1866.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why Conservatives HAVE to lie.

Before we start, here's a short list of prevarications by your favorite Cons...

"18 Outrageous Conservative Quotes."

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
"Republican Congressman Joe Wilson made a name for himself Wednesday night by shouting “You lie!” during President Obama’s health-care speech to Congress, but he’s hardly the first conservative to spark controversy with a crazy statement. In his new book, Republican Gomorrah, Daily Beast columnist Max Blumenthal presented a compendium of quotes from influential right-wingers.

"'[America has to import so many workers because] for the last 35 years we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our workforce.' 
—former Gov. Mike Huckabee during the 2008 presidential race

"'Twelve million illegal immigrants later, we are now living in a nation that is beset by people who are suicidal maniacs and want to kill countless innocent men, women, and children around the world.' 
—former Sen. Fred Thompson during the 2008 presidential race

"Read an excerpt from Blumenthal’s Republican Gomorrah.

"'Our gays are more macho than their straights.' 
—Ann Coulter, commenting in 2005 on Jeff Gannon, the conservative plant in the White House press corps who turned out to be a male escort.

"'It’s not uncommon to meet pastors’ wives who really let themselves go.' 

—Minister Mark Driscoll of the Mars Hill Church of Seattle, defending the homosexual escapades of Rev. Ted Haggard in 2006

"'I called to buy some meth, but I threw it away.' 

—Rev. Ted Haggard, when details began to emerge about his visits to a male prostitute, in 2006..."

(For the rest of the Conservative lies, click here -->

As the house organ of the GOP, just like Pravda worked for the USSR, Faux News got caught lying again...and again and again.

"PolitiFact On The New Improved Fox News: Now With Even More Lies."

Fox News PolitiFact

"According to PolitiFact, the current results breakdown like this:

  • At Fox 61% of the claims have been rated Mostly False or worse.
  • At MSNBC 44% of the claims have received a rating of Mostly False or worse.
  • At CNN 20% of the claims have received a rating of Mostly False or worse.

"The change from their last analysis in September of 2014 shows that both CNN and MSNBC have improved their record, while Fox has sunk deeper into the abyss of dishonesty. Although, from Fox’s perspective that would be regarded as an improvement since it is their intention to deceive.

"Some of the types of stories that contributed to Fox’s downward spiral include the ludicrous assertion that Birmingham, England was a totally Muslim city that no one else can enter, and that France has 741 no-go zones itself..."

But if you want to hear their latest whopper, here's a gigantic lie from their last presidential candidate. (It's okay, though - because he wants to be our president.)

"Mitt Romney Wants You to Believe He’s an Anti-Poverty Warrior Now (Video)."

"Speaking at the RNC winter meeting on Friday, Mitt Romney attempted to redefine himself as a champion of the poor, garnering cheers and applause from the audience.

"'We have to lift people out of poverty,' he said.  'We’re an abundant nation, we have the resources and the capacity intellectually, mentally, financially to lift people out of poverty.'

"This stands in stark contrast to his infamous dismissal of '47 percent' of the population as people he didn’t worry about because his 'job is not to worry about those people — I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.'

"That was the tone of his entire campaign in 2012, suggesting that somehow only those with no ambition are trapped in poverty.  He supported the Ryan budget proposals which would have made deep cuts in all safety net programs for the poor, from SNAP benefits and Medicaid to Social Security and Medicare.

"But that was the old Mitt. The new Mitt wants to stand up for the middle class and the poor.  He wants to fight income inequality and stagnating wages which have decimated the middle class and driven more people into poverty..."

Using the Gish Gallop just gets in the way of the facts...

With Conservatism, there are the old-style McCarthy lies...

...and then there are the new lies, McCarthy-style!

And Conservatives are PROUD of their lying ways!

Finally, getting back to our original question: Why do the Cons HAVE to lie?

Yup, because that's part of their six-pronged strategy.

And lies seem to have worked out well in attracting the typical Conservative Sheeplets to their cause...


The reasons that Conservatism is always about lies?  Because in a participatory democracy when Conservatism is really all about the dream that the rich should rule the rest of us, lying is the only recourse if a Conservative wants to win an election.

It's easy to figure out when the Cons are lying, and it's not just when they open their mouths - anything they say and do has to do with the fact that they are representing the greediest and wealthiest among us.

When they speak about anything else, it's all about proselytizing the meanest and dumbest among us.

So just follow the money.

The Revolution was fought to keep the powerful from ruling us, and if Conservatism is all about some kind of New American Age of Feudalism, it's past time to...

...criminalize Conservatism!

Joyce, Jnr.


"Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party.
We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have
their own moral shortcomings."

Howard Dean.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How Conservatism Helps The Poor And Middle Class

Too often, liberals don't understand Conservatism's great ideas for the People.

The poor and the middle class are the beneficiaries of the best of Conservatism's legislation when liberals don't interfere with their objectives, like this Bill...

"Republicans Screw Middle Class Families With Orwellian 'Working Family Flexibility Act.'"

"According to the Lane Report, the bill:

  • Gives private-sector employers the ability to offer their employees the option of comp time or overtime pay, both accrued at 11Ž2 times the overtime hours worked. Federal, State & local governments are currently allowed to offer comp time to their employees, but private-sector employers are banned from doing so by federal law.
  • Requires employers who decide to offer this option to their employees to establish a written agreement with the employee outlining the options and to allow each employee to voluntarily choose the option that best fits his needs.
  • Requires that comp time agreements be included in the collective bargaining agreement negotiated between the union and the employer for any employee represented by a union.
  • Allows employees who choose to accrue comp time to accrue up to 160 hours each year.
  • Allows employees to “cash out” their accrued comp time at the traditional overtime pay rate at any time throughout the year.
  • Maintains all existing employee protections, including the current 40-hour workweek and overtime accrual, and provides additional safeguards to ensure that the choice to use comp time is voluntary.
  • Requires employers to pay employees at the traditional overtime rate for any unused comp time at the end of each calendar year.
  • Ends the unfair discrimination against private-sector employees
  • Enables parents to better balance work and family obligations
  • Frees all workers to choose which commodity – time or money – is the more important resource at a given time
  • Lessens the burden of unnecessary federal regulations

"The Democratic Underground notes that this isn’t the first the Republicans have introduced this train wreck. In fact, this bill may accomplish numerous Republican goals, one of them is undermining the federal definition of full-time and thereby scoring a hefty blow on Obamacare and the millions of Americans who depend on it for affordable insurance..."

We have to admit that they contribute mightily to win the War on Poverty too...

You may not have known that  many of the Cons come from humble beginnings and just can't wait to give back to the People...

Conservatism is all about helping everyone, young or old, healthy or disabled...

"GOP Congressman outlines goal of new Social Security rule: cutting disability benefits."

Rep. Tom Reed
Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York, attribution: Facebook
"The new rule prohibits transferring money between Social Security's retirement fund and its disability fund—something that has been done 11 times in the past to shore up both funds at times when they've experienced a shortfall.

"But wonder no longer. GOP Congressman Tom Reed of New York made his goals quite clear in the final minute of the NPR story.

"Ina Jaffe: Congressman Reed, who sponsored the rule, says he's only focusing on fixing the disability fund, and since he's against raising taxes, he's looking at ways to cut costs.
Rep. Reed: 'Things like rooting out the waste, fraud and abuse.'

"Jaffe: Reed also wants to take a critical look at who is receiving disability benefits. Maybe, he says, some of them can be moved off the program and into jobs. [And] at the same time...

"Reed: '…make sure that those who are catastrophically disabled, keep getting those benefits that are there.'

"That's pretty clear. Reed wants to cut disability benefits for anyone who isn't 'catastrophically disabled.' Rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse is just code for cutting people off. Why? Because Republicans won't consider raising taxes so they claim the only way to pay for disability benefits is by giving them to fewer people..."

Because the Cons have a soft spot in their hearts for our seniors...

...because ever since the elderly Reagan was prez, seniors have been an important part of their constituency!

But Conservatism has always been about doing things for - or to - the 90 percent of us...

...not to mention how they just love the working guy:

The Cons claim that the core of Conservatism is based on Christianity and something called "family values..."

...which they can back up with a ton of cash from their sponsors.

With all that cash and some great slogans, Conservatism is going to rule the world!

And every Conservative in America can applaud for those who stick up for the People!


Conservatism is all about class warfare, restoring the upper class to it's place of power, and protecting and increasing their obscene wealth.

No Con believes in a "living wage," and no Conservative leader is going to let the middle class reclaim it's previous financial power.

Conservatism is evil, it's immoral, it's anti-American AND it should be criminalized immediately before it's too late and the middle class is doomed.


"If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want
government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want
government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want
government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist."

Joseph Sobran.