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Friday, May 27, 2011

Paul Ryan's Latest Lies - What Is Next Public Executions?

From Huffington Post:
Besieged by attacks over House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's Medicare plan, Republican lawmakers are amplifying their message that it was President Barack Obama's health care law, not theirs, that pushed draconian cuts to the entitlement program.
The only problem: The Wisconsin Republican's plan incorporates the very same cuts to Medicare that were part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The latest Republicans in an increasingly expanding circle of GOP lawmakers to ignore this point were presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty and Ryan, himself. Pawlenty -- during an appearance on "Morning Joe" in which he both defended the Ryan plan and insisted he'd reform Medicare differently -- took umbrage with Obama for doing nothing other than slashing Medicare.
It is like "hear no evil, speak, no evil, and see no evil.  The GOP will say anything,, MOSTLY HOW WE ARE DOOMED BECAUSE OF SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS, that they themselves actually support (AND AS POLL NUMBERS INCREASINGLY SHOW US) and that MOST Americans support.

"Obama-care kills Medicare as we know it," Ryan said on Fox News.

Imagine telling your grandmother she gets this "wonderful vouture for $15,000" (which does not pay for the cost of one nucelar medical scan much less a year in an assisted-livivng facility) so she can get insurance.  Are you willing to watch your family die on the street because they cannot afford medical care?

The April 18 edition of Newsweek trashed Republican Paul Ryan as a "scrooge" who is declaring "war" on poor Americans. The piece by Jonathan Chait ripped the Representative's budget proposal and included this cover headline: "Why GOP Scrooge Paul Ryan Is a Fraud."  (Read more:

Of course the GOP "softens" it by saying it will not affect those over 55.  Are you over 55 (or even close to 55)?  What the fuck will happen to you?  If you have ever dealt with an insurance company before you know, you will be royally fucked.  And you will get the letter just like in John Grisham's Novel "Run Away Jury" .... "asking the insurance company to help you just shows you  are "stupid, stupid, stupid!"

This is the face of the neo-cons who could care less about the average American, Paul Ryan.

He thinks you are lazy and not trying  hard enough.  And food stamps and welfare and medicare and Medicaid ... just go stand in food lines like good peasants use to do.  After quoting Ryan as saying the safety net should not become "a hammock that lulls able-bodied citizens into lives of complacency and dependency," Chait derided, "Ryan is saying that the poor should not only be denied cash income but also food and health care.

Show me one bit of humanity in Paul Ryan.   He is a demigod who is always right and says we should all just work harder.  Maybe he thinks slave camps might be a great idea to get the lazy Americans back to work.

"The bizarre thing about attacks on the savings the Affordable Care Act achieved from Medicare was that every Republican that voted for the Republican budget that ended Medicare also voted for the ACA ones as well because Ryan kept them," emailed Eddie Vale, a spokesman for Protect Your Care, a group recently launched to support the president's health care law.

It is the ultimate in "hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil."

Unless you are a millionaire, a bankster or big CEO, buy some Vaseline, it is not going to get any better with Paul Ryan and his band of cohorts.

So let's point out the obvious: Paul Ryan is another fiscal fraud. He has much less interest in practically reducing the debt than posturing as a born-again supply-sider and base-pleaser for the Limbaugh right. He is a veneer of fake earnestness over a vandalistic opposition determined to win back power rather than address the country's urgent fiscal crisis.

Chait, who is a senior editor at the liberal new Republic, offered the Republican Ryan's affection for author Ayn Rand as evidence of a "war" on the parasitic poor (Read more:

Yes unless you are rich and powerful you are just a parasite to Paul Ryan.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Uber Rich Are Different Than Most of US - And They Love It

A new study by Deloitte confirms everyone's worst fear (and every millionaire's wettest dream): the wealth amassed by millionaire households is set to increase by more than 100% over the next 9 years. From a total of $92 trillion held by the world's richest in 2011, by 2020 the world's millionaire households will possess $202 trillion, or roughly 4 times current global GDP. Even though much of move up is attributed to the wealth surge in the developing world, the biggest beneficiary is, you guessed it, the United States where the millionaires (those with net wealth of at least $1 million), who currently account for $38.6 trillion of total wealth, will see their assets increased by 225% to $87.1 trillion! And while a comparable study of how much wealth the lower and middle classes are set to lose over the next decade, we are confident that it will be roughly comparable...inversely. So if anyone harbored any illusions that the current status quo was about anything but the rich getting richer, all those can be promptly swiped aside.
So next time you hear anyone (most notably Republicans) spout off about cutting medicare and other social benefit programs tell them to go fuck themselves.

The average American needs to understand that they are being lied to by these "trickle-down" theorist.  The only thing that trickles down is that the shit always goes downhill.  Cutting taxes for the rich does nothing (study after study has shown) to help anyone but the rich.  It does not "create jobs" as they like to say.

And after 30 years now of this "trickle-down" theory, where the average American is poorer, earns less and has fewer opportunities, isn't it time to say enough!

Breaking the backs of the middle-class to benefit the rich has got to stop.  I support free Enterprise, but we all have to pay our fair share to make us a great society. 

NO cuts to social programs without increased taxes on the rich.

Let that be our line in the sand.  If the Republicans and their tea-partiers can draw lines in the sand so can the rest of us.

There would be no Medicare problem if the medicare tax rate wasn't capped at income above $106,800.  None!  The problem would be gone. 

Like I said, it is nice to be rich.  But is such disparity between the rich and the rest of Americans fair or good for our country?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dick Cheney - Waterboarding - Let The Fun Begin

Dick Cheney wants the US to resume waterboarding.  We all know about waterboardings - it is like the slip and slide you had as a kid.  And Dick Cheney thinks that it is such a great and wonderful idea that the US start waterboarding again.

Let's let Dick go first!  It is the neighborly and patriotic thing to do.  We can all watch how much fun Dick has as he gets waterboarded to see if it is really as fun as we remembered.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Abolish State Sponsored Weddings - Why We Should All Have This Much Fun

If there is any one single issue which truly defined the founding of this Country, it was the notion that there must be a separation between Church and State. The countries from which our founding fathers had come had faced persecution for their religious believes or lack thereof, or had faced State sponsored Churches which sought nothing more than the control of the people.
The notion that any one group's religious believes should have any say with respect to the laws and regulations of the United States is by definition antithetical to its founding.
It is therefore perplexing to me that one of the most contentious issues of our time is the right to "marry" a person of ones choice. Even more perplexing is that when we face the growing movement of the "tea-party" and their ideas that government should be out of our lives in every way possible, that these same people would then say government should have a right to say who you may love and with whom you may share your life. Shouldn't the Tea-Party be for equal rights for all?
A real democracy isn't equal if its constitution only protects some of its people.
In a time when the debate as to same-sex marriage has reached a point where the majority of Americans are in favor of equality for all in Marriage, let's not loose track of what we are talking about.
My argument is not for gay marriage but is instead that we must all have equality for each and every one of us or we are not truly Free.
"The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself."
Gore Vidal
We are talking about two people, adults, committing to each other that they want to spend their lives together. That they want to enjoy all that life has to offer together.

Why are Americans in particular so hung up on gender and what it is and what its roles are supposed to look like?

Who and why does anyone give a fuck who wants to love another no matter what that love looks like?
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
Friedrich Nietzsche
So I believe that marriage as a state sponsored institution should be abolished. If two consenting adults want to share a life together then the State should offer a civil union to those people - whether straight or gay (in order to address issues such as children and property rights). "Marriage" is a religious ceremony and should be kept as such. Marriage should have no legal foundation outside of one's own faith.
So the following video which has gone viral shows us clearly that Marriage should be fun. It should be happy. It should be a celebration of the future.
This couple looks like they enjoy life and are going to enjoy life together. Let's Hope!

joya and emre | wedding music video from David Robin on Vimeo.