Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - Nov. 25, 2008

The good for today is simple: Ann Coulter has a broken jaw! If there were ever a more deserving victim, I can't think of one. This anorexic, toxic, harpie from hell, who has wet dreams of being in a group grope with the likes of Sean Hannity, Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, and the rest of the neo-con boys choir (that's right, boys... men have character and integrity) has a broken jaw... if only the rest of her body would break too.

The bad - Hank Paulson, that bald fuck who looks like the villians' henchman in a James Bond film is tossing around BILLIONS in what appears to be an attempt to burn through as much of this money as possible before President Obama takes over. (Yes, that's right, I call my country's leader President, not the figurehead appointed by a halted recount by the Supreme Court) - I really can't wrap my head around the numbers being bandied about, and once I find myself in possession of some heavy duty tranquilizers perhaps I will put together a lengthy rant on how I feel about this whole economic debacle, from the early stages of the end game (say, sometime around Sept. 2008) until now. I screamed against bail outs then, and continue to do so now. Oh, and BTW, for me to call some a bald fuck.... well, it takes one angry bald man to betray the brotherhood.

The Ugly - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/21/cyberbullying-trial-we-co_n_145458.html?page=6

"HI, I'm Lori Drew... I am ostensibly a full grown adult, but I like to intimidate and bully teenage girls on line, anonymously. It's great fun and when they off themselves, well I just pee my pants in laughter."

A special place in Hell for you, Lady.


Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Been 12 Days

For the love of God, can we get some legitimate decisions on this financial meltdown. Can we really wait until Jan. 20th for Barack Obama to lead this country. While it's clear his presence is helpful, since it at least shows the market the attempt at competent leadership.

Why in the name of all that's holy do people continue to believe that handing out hundreds of billions of dollars to wall street, Citigroup, AIG, the Big 3, ---- instead of what I strongly support, which is money being pumped into the infrastructure of this country. A kind of New Deal, with money being spent to improve our country, from everything like bridge rebuilding, city improvements, tunnels, roads... effectively putting people to work, giving them money, thus allowing them to have purchasing power, able to buy products, and continue to spiral outward. As opposed to Reagonomics, the trickle down theory of catering to the wealthy with the assumption they will piss some of that wealth to the less significant, i.e. The Middle Class.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Why I Lean Democrat

Well, I'm certainly not going to deliver some ultra lengthy explanation of my political leanings, and let's say right up front that I am well aware that a two party system is unlikely to ever truly offer enough opportunity to truly affiliate yourself strongly with any party. Unless you see the world in a starkly black and white way, you have to be frustrated with the labeling inherent with such limited options.

I really only thought of this post after reading the following from Tim Pawlenty, Republican gov. of Mrs. Savvy's home state, Minnesota.

"We cannot be a majority governing party when we essentially cannot compete in the Northeast, we are losing our ability to compete in Great Lakes states, we cannot compete on the West Coast, we are increasingly in danger of competing in the mid-Atlantic states, and the Democrats are now winning some of the Western states," Pawlenty said. "That is not a formula for being a majority governing party in this nation."

As if that weren't enough, he ticked off a few more challenges.

"Similarly we cannot compete, and prevail, as a majority governing party if we have a significant deficit, as we do, with women, where we have a large deficit with Hispanics, where we have a large deficit with African American voters, where we have a large deficit with people of modest incomes and modest financial circumstances. Those are not factors that make up a formula for success going forward."

Think about that. There is a clear reason so many people, including (and important to me) people of modest incomes and modest financial circumstances.

Regular people, basically.

I believe that a large portion of the current economic debacle is the market's long term reaction to what basically is Reaganomics, the idea that by protecting the uber rich as much as possible, the money will somehow trickle down and help anyone. Doesn't work, never will work. You don't build a house by starting with the room. You have to support the base, the structural integrity, aka the middle class. To point out that those who have benefited immensely from our free market system contribute more to the societal structure isn't class warfare; it's common sense.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sunday Round UP - Nov. 9, 2008

Ah, good evening, all. Today I have a quick movie review for you, the horror film by Neil Marshall, The Descent. An incredibly intense film about six women who go spelunking in the appalachian mountains, in an unexplored cave off the map with no help coming for them. As things begin to go horribly awry I cringed with the growing sense of helplessness and doom. A terrific movie, and one of the main reasons was the development of the six women, and of the sense that there were tensions and friction within the group, just as would exist in any tight knit group of intense individualists. This development of them as three dimensional people made the ensuing terror more emotional.

Shout out to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. As an alum I've been very frustrated by their performance this season, but with this win they move to 4-5 with a 3-2 in the Big east conference. If they run the table, a reasonably conceivable possibility, they would be 7-5 and could finish second in the Big East . That's a reasonable bowl bid, my friends.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's Finally Here

Finally, the first ray of hope for those of us with intelligence, compassion, ethics, morals, and common sense since George Bush stole the 2000 election. 2 wars later, an imploded economy, deficits beyond what this country has ever had, shredding of the constitution, (Patriot Act, anyone?) the outing of american spies (I believe it's called Treason)... ok, this run on sentence has gone on too long. Obama now has 207 electoral votes, 63 left.

Despite many people who should know better, much of this country has had irrational fears re: Obama. Thankfully, this is one of the few times that the country has surprised me, and despite the lack of intelligence amongst the masses, it seems that Obama, the smart, best qualified candidate will win. Is this the beginning of our country turning the corner... only time will tell.


I realize the pics are of the evildoers, but I feel it's important to remind people who the bad guys are. Joe Biden is the face of study leadership, that's why he is there.