Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's STILL Your Great-Great Grandfather's Party!

Although the GOP has changed in that they have allowed the inmates to freerange all over them, they are essentially the same since this guy said:
"The people ought to be ignorant; and our free schools are the bane of society; they make the lowest of the people infinitely conceited." Benjamin Pratt, Advocate-General for the Crown in Massachusetts, 1761.
And why keep us stupid? Here's one reason...

"This land is our land? Not if Republicans have their way."

Located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument includes the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. The Monument borders Kaibab National Forest to the west and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to the east.   This remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre Monument is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Elevations range from 3,100 to 7,100 feet.
Attribution: Bureau of Land Management
"One of the 43 amendments passed by Senate Republicans in Thursday's vote-a-rama was a sop to extremist state legislatures in the west who have been pushing states' rights bills that would allow the states to sell off the federal public lands within their borders. That's right, congressional Republicans—federal representatives—want to allow states to seize and sell off the nation's heritage.

"U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) amendment, which passed by a vote of 51 to 49, is now part of the Senate’s nonbinding budget resolution. The proposal would support and fund state efforts—which many argue are unconstitutional—to seize and sell America’s public lands. These include all national forests, wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, historic sites, and national monuments.

"Murkowski’s amendment, which would need further legislation to become law, follows a similar proposal from House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT) to spend $50 million of taxpayer dollars to fund the sale or transfer of U.S. public lands to states.

"That's right—they want to use our money to fund the loss of million and millions of acres of public land..."

Naturally, since everything they want to do to us is anti-American, they have to lie about their intentions when campaigning - like this guy...

...because then you might not realize what they really want from us.

Conservatism still demands that racism rules, just like the "old days..."

"White Supremacists And Fox News Join To Suppress Academic Freedom."

Fox News

"The course itself is a non-controversial exploration of race and the privileges of the majority. It is not, as Fox News characterizes it, an attack on white Americans. Part of the purpose of college is to get an expanded perspective of the world and to challenge preconceptions. However, Fox attacked this class based on nothing more than its name. They did no investigation into the actual curriculum. Having been alerted to the issue by an extremist right-wing organization, Fox’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck led the outcry by stating on Fox & Friends that the class was 'unfair and wrong.' She provided no support for her criticisms.

"Subsequent to the 'reporting' on Fox, the professor involved became the target of an organized campaign of hate. USA Today reports that…
"According to university records recently obtained by The Arizona Republic, assistant professor Lee Bebout has received dozens of hostile and hate-filled e-mails about the class, and Tempe police say the instructor suffered harassment when fliers were distributed on campus and in Bebout’s neighborhood with ‘Anti-White’ printed over a photo of Bebout, who is white."
"Beginning on the day the segment aired on Fox, Bebout began receiving hate mail and threats that contained overtly violent rhetoric. For instance, one letter said 'I look forward to your suicide,' and another wrote 'I’d enjoy seeing you swing from a light pole.' The fliers were labeled 'National Youth Front,' which describes itself as a 'youth organization dedicated to the preservation of all White people.' Further escalating the imminent risk of harm, Bebout’s photo was posted on white supremacist websites along with those of his family, his contact information and other personal details.

"Hasselbeck’s segment on Fox & Friends featured an interview with Lauren Clark, an ASU student who did not enroll in the class. Clark is also a representative of a group called Campus Reform, whose mission is to expose liberal 'bias and abuse on the nation’s college campuses.' It is a project of the ultra-rightist Leadership Institute (LI). Other alumni of LI include Karl Rove and James O’Keefe. Their funding comes from a narrow cabal of conservatives including the Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers..."

...but they say that they're not racists...

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...they're just bigots of a different color...

But they always have been racists, haven't they...

...haven't they?

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But to go on with our story, historically, the Cons have informed us that they know all about finance and business and money and stuff...

...then and now...

And this is what happens when you vote for them because you believe that they represent a "new" Conservative outlook...

...especially for the poor and the middle class.

But no matter where you go, a Conservative is still a Conservative...

...because that's the way they roll.

So when you hear phrases like "personal liberty" and "freedom" they don't mean what you think they mean...

...unless you really like the kind of musical accompaniment that they play for us day after day after day...

...because Conservatism is and always has been about one thing and one thing only...

...and it looks like this...

...and like this.


Just like they've always done, during campaign season the Cons are going to be lying through their teeth to keep you from wondering if they're really about something other that "pro-life," or "personal liberties," or any of the other stands that they make to woo the dumbest and meanest of the polity to their side.

But Conservatism is all about the money and how they Cons will do anything and everything they can to grab and keep power while they steal the food from our tables and inflict as much misery they can to keep their billionaire pals happy.

This includes hypocritical rhetoric.

And it includes lying whenever they are challenged.

I think it's time to criminalize Conservatism - before it's too late - don't you?

Joyce, Jnr.


"We've had Medicare since 1965, and Medicare has never done anything to
make people more healthy."

Roy Blunt.