Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Conservatives Are Preparing For 2016, Ready Or Not.


Voter suppression, voter intimidation, and vote theft are all tools of the Conservatives, but why is that?

Because Conservative politics can't be sold to middle class and poor voters without cheating.

Remembering the clown car that was the Republican Presidential Primary election, the Cons are trying something a little different for 2016...



"The GOP is getting a jump-start on planning for the 2016 presidential elections; apparently, they can’t wait to decide who’s going to join such notables as McCain and Romney for the coveted position of First Loser. At this point, though, it looks like Republicans care a lot less about putting up an electable candidate than they do putting on a show.


"They’re calling it the “SEC Primary,” or the “Southern Super Tuesday — March 1st, 2016 that is. On that day, at least five Southern states including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee will coordinate to hold their primary elections. Florida and Texas may be on for the March 1st party; however, fashionable lateness isn’t out of the question, since they may end up holding their primaries a bit further into March.

"So, why does it matter when the troglodytes come out to play?

"Mostly because all of these states are currently controlled by said conservative troglodytes, and there’s very little chance that any of them will end up going to a Democratic candidate in a presidential election. More to the point, these are the states most likely to elect one of the many far-right Koch puppets or standard issue wingnuts vying for the 2016 crown of First Loser. The GOP candidates nominated in these states will be utterly un-electable (think Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul ect), but they’ll sure put on a good show...!"

It's a funny thing about the Cons...



Sometimes they'll get you with their rhetoric...



And some of the clowns are pretty funny, but not a ha-ha funny...



Of course, the Conservatives don't want their own constituency to better themselves...



Can you guess why?




Instead of voting, some will try to eliminate the middleman...



Because God knows the Cons WANT to help the Little Guy...



...no matter how much it costs!

"Majority of Americans Want Money Out of Politics."




"A survey conducted in July found that a majority of Americans from across the political spectrum oppose the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that opened the floodgates to endless campaign spending. And that was before the 2014 elections became the most expensive midterm elections ever, with at least $3.7 billion spent on Congressional races (that doesn’t count state, local and judicial elections)..."

Because that's what Conservatives believe in!


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If the banks aren't too big to fail, why are the Conservatives too smart to jail?

Because Conservatism is still legal in this country.

Take a moment to imagine what the world would be like without the pestilence of their crime-ridden "politics" to infect our lives day in and day out.

Take another moment to reflect how many of the Conservative leadership will rot in jail when Conservatism is criminalized! Joyce, Jnr.


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"We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance
and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of
voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other
minorities."

Barbra Streisand, speaking about the 2000 judicial coup de etat.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Republicans Aren't All Racists, Are They?


Most Republicans (Conservatives) seem to be racists, but sometimes they can't get away with it. We just found something pretty revolting about the #3 man in Congress...



"Twelve years before he was elected by his colleagues as House majority whip, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke at a conference hosted by the white supremacist group European-American Unity and Rights Organization.

"Louisiana political blogger Lamar White Jr. dug up a number of posts on Stormfront, one of the original white supremacist websites, that place Scalise at the 2002 EURO gathering. According to one user who attended the conference, Scalise -- then a state representative -- spoke to the organization at a workshop "to teach the most effective and up-to-date methods of civil rights and heritage related activism.'


"According to another Stormfront post, the National/International EURO Workshop on Civil Rights was held from May 17 to 18, 2002, at the Landmark/Best Western Hotel in Metairie, Louisiana. The conference was also listed on an Anti-Defamation League list of extremist events for that year..."

Of course little Stevie isn't just another David Duke - or is he?

"Majority Whip Steve Scalise Struggles To Distance Himself From David Duke."




"WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), whose office has been beating back criticism about a speech he gave at a 2002 gathering hosted by a white supremacist group, received some ill-timed praise from the group's founder Monday evening. The notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke described Scalise as 'a fine family man' with whom he often agrees.

"For his part, Scalise's office has said he was unaware of the white supremacist group's views when as a state lawmaker, he spoke at the 2002 conference. But in 1999, then-state Rep. Scalise told a Washington newspaper that he agreed with many of Duke's 'conservative' views..."

...because Stevie SAYS he isn't a bigot, and he doesn't support anything he read about himself!

"Steve Scalise: 'I detest any kind of hate group.'"


Steve Scalise
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, spoke to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune about the recent news that he likely spoke at a white nationalist conference in 2002. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

"Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise said he doesn't support 'any of the things I read about' a white supremacist group that organized an event at which Scalise appeared in 2002. 

"In an exclusive interview Monday with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune about the growing controversy over his appearance at the Metairie event, Scalise said it is ridiculous to suggest he was involved with the group, which was created by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. 

"'I didn't know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group. For anyone to suggest that I was involved with a group like that is insulting and ludicrous,' Scalise said. 


"The congressman -- who was a state representative 12 years ago -- said he doesn't remember speaking at the event, but that he talked to several civic groups and other organizations throughout the state about his opposition to the Stelly tax plan that spring..."

So I think we should give him the benefit of the...whoops!



But Republicans aren't all racists, it's just that all racists vote Republican...



And that's the end of the story...


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Of course racism isn't dead in Dixieland according to the Fascist Five in the Supreme Court, but the last time we checked, Louisiana was south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Conservatives have two constituencies that they can count on to march in lockstep to the polls: Rightwing evangelicals and racists, the two dumbest constituencies that money can buy - and the GOP leadership knows it!

When Conservatism is criminalized, the racists and evangelicals will probably stay home and let the rest of us vote for candidates who can HELP democracy, not hinder it.

Let's give criminalization a chance.


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"Blacks Bought A Lot Of Propaganda On The Liberal Plantation."

Pat Buchanan.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

What Would You Do If You Were King For A Day?


Conservatives and their billionaire sponsors have just a few simple goals...



REALLY simple. let's just call them weapons of the rich in the ongoing Class Warfare...



While Liberals and Progressives don't like these goals at all...

"Top 10 Progressive Policies We'd Love to See Enacted in 2015 (but Probably Won't Be)."



"Single payer healthcare? The end of the Hyde Amendment? With a nation still struggling to regain its footing after a long recession, and a new generation saddled with debt and lacking job opportunities, 2015 would be an amazing time to pass some real legislation that could decrease the gap between the rich and poor and the have and have-nots. Sadly, with a new, even more conservative Congress to be sworn in this January, the odds of that happening are pretty slim. Still, if we had a wish list to consider, these are the top 10 progressive policies we’d love to see happen in 2015 (although they probably don’t have a shot).


"10) Campaign reform. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your vote count as much as big business and other special interest groups? Thanks to Citizens United, that is never going to happen. SuperPacs can flood the airwaves just before Election Day, and major donors can bundle huge fortunes into shadow campaigns to attack candidates. What could make this better? A limit on outside funds, a ban on “issue” based c4 spending and even a rule on how much money each campaign can spend per election cycle, rather than rules on how much a person can donate to a candidate like we currently have..."

(The others are expanded early childhood education, extended unemployment insurance, ending the Hyde Amendment, student loan reform, housing reform, living wages, single-payer medical insurance, higher inheritance taxes, and reformed voting rules, but click here for the explanations from truth-out.org --> http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/28237-top-10-progressive-policies-we-d-love-to-see-enacted-in-2015-but-probably-won-t-be)


And here is our Short List:



Prosecute Bush ---> John Woo for war crimes.

A Second American Revolution, criminalizing Conservatism and instituting the banning of speech or activities promoting corporate profits before the People.

Restoring the progressive taxes of the Kennedy era.

Breaking up the Pentagon and "Defense" spending.

Taxing the churches.

Mandatory penalties for vote fraud and suppression.

Fairness and accuracy for our media.

Elimination of carbon-based energy in favor of sun, solar, and other renewable options.

Stripping the rich from their assets and tax breaks while eliminating the Social Security cap and restoring inheritance and estate taxes to at least their highest peak.

Mandatory unionization of any business of two or more employees.

Restoring union rights abolished since the Taft-Hartley Act.

Elimination of charter schools.

Restoration of bona fide reserve rules for the U.S. Post Office.

Giving free, speedy internet access.

Free education for all and instituting mandatory Civics, History, and Critical Thinking courses for high school graduation.

Mandating the vote.

Adopting the Swiss model of the Draft and gun control.


Breaking up megacorporations, especially the oil companies (to be replaced with renewable energy companies through nationalization), the defense industry, media conglomerates, and the banks - with a rewriting of bank regulations to protect the People from risk, fraud, and the "too big to fail" atmosphere.

Writing Constitutional Amendments declaring non-personhood for corporations and eliminating equating money with free speech, capping all campaign contributions and eliminating non-person donations, and extending equal protection to include sexes and races.

Federal rules for the police.

Leaving the extension of judicial jobs to voters, including the SCOTUS.

Returning jobs to America via mandatory fines and prison for employers moving jobs overseas or hiring illegal aliens.

The Cons will resist, of course...



It takes a lot of redoing to eliminate the depredations that the Cons have inflicted upon the People, and this list is incomplete...do you have any other suggestions for us?


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Until the demographics of the disappearing Conservatives becomes a reality, it is dubious whether or not any of these things can be done.

The Cons will resist any improvement to our democracy with tooth and nail, and of course all these things can be instituted with one little change:

Criminalize Conservatism!


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"Republicans don't care about the deficit. They care about exploiting the deficit
to pursue their goal of dismantling the Social Insurance system.

Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Some Think We Have A "Gun Problem" In America


While some people think we have a gun problem in the U.S., the rest of know we do. But then there are idiots like this one...

"Woman in body armor drove around Chattanooga shooting at people."



"A woman dressed in body armor fired shots at multiple people yesterday afternoon, resulting in a police chase on Hixson Pike, which ended in the woman's arrest.

"Chattanooga Police officers first responded to a report of shots fired on 1300 Cloverdale around 3:52 p.m., according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

"Once the officers arrived on scene, they found two victims who said they were at a stop sign when the suspect, Julia Shields, pulled up in a dark colored sedan and fired shots into their vehicle, the release said.


"A short time after this incident, police received several additional calls reporting that Shields was pointing her firearm at people as she drove pass them..."

Some say that something like this could only happen in America...



But America suffers from their gun fixation...



Sometimes the media will report on this, but usually not...



People who work in the emergency rooms across the country know all about it, of course...



...while others point their fingers.



Some mourn, and others cheer...



...and others just wave their hands in the air.



...because guns and politics and race are curiously intermixed.



And sometimes even religion gets into the act...



So just repent and reload...



...since gun nuts on the right are pretty nutty...



...and by "nutty," we mean totally insane.



But as long as we can tell the good guys from the bad guys, we're okay...



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When it comes to guns, the Conservatives are the ones who made this mess, but for some of them there are other problems.

There are probably over 300,000,000 guns in the U.S., and "...the figures show that there have been 16,808,538 applications in 2012 so far to the end of November. If they were approved, that would be enough weapons to stock every member of Nato's armed forces nearly five times over. The system has received 156,577,260 applications since 1998 and the US has the highest gun ownership rate in the world."

It may be too late to eliminate all these weapons, but we CAN criminalize Conservatism and take the glamour away from the Conservative crazies. Joyce, Jnr.


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"We say keep your change, we'll keep our God, our guns, our constitution."

Sarah Palin.

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