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Shrub gets Intelligence Group Award

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/george-w-bush-gets-intelligence-group-award/

snip:

This year’s off-the-record event, officially the Ambassador Richard M. Helms Award Ceremony, named for a Cold War-era CIA director, honored former President George W. Bush, an odd choice, it would seem, given all the trouble his administration caused the CIA (and NSA) during its eight years in office.

Asleep at the switch on 9/11 and lies us into a war. Is this part of the X Files redo?


With all the timeouts college basketball is unwatchable.

Teahaddist Rethugs Want to Privatize Air Traffic Control

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/25/1373232/-Republicans-want-to-privatize-air-traffic-control

snip:
Here's a great Republican idea: Let's privatize air traffic control. Don't you want corporate profits to be a factor in your safety in the air?

First, Rethugs institute budget uncertainty and cuts to the air traffic control system and then blame them when they can't modernize their equipment. Yeah, I want the Koch brothers in charge of landing airplanes at the lowest possible cost. Prediction: instead of dropped calls we get dropped aircraft with more crashes then a non-tax payer bailed out Wall Street.

My all time favorite literary hero is

Atticus Finch. I always find my images of him to be inspiring.

In Montana Koch's take millions in subsidies, try to block Medicaid Expansion

http://www.salon.com/2015/03/25/the_kochs_take_millions_in_subsidies_in_montana_then_try_to_block_medicaid_expansion/

snip:

Next, it was revealed that the Kochs own a 200,000 acre cattle ranch in Montana that has received more than $12 million of state and federal subsidies since it was founded. Two-thirds of the cattle operation is on public land, which means the Kochs pay grazing fees that are far below market rates while taxpayers make up the difference. (In 2011, the state of Montana proposed raising these fees to get them closer to market, and a guy from the Kochs’ ranch showed up to the hearing to protest this increase.)

This grotesque set of facts — two billionaires taking subsidies while trying to block our poorest citizens from getting assistance for medical care — was not well received by the press or public when it was brought to light.

These guys are Clive Bundy on steroids. They are the ultimate takers and moochers. Living the high life on their tax subsidized ranch while fighting against health care for the poor. Even Dante didn't have a circle deep enough for these flim flam low lifes.

Just heard on Chris Hayes

that Liberty students who didn't attend Bagger Cruz's speech were fined.

I wonder if the exits were chained. Somebody call Fire Marshal Bill.



Old Fogey and the Beatles

I was in a store today when a random Beatles song was piped in. My thought was that song, which I can't recall the title of, was better than anything I hear on the hear radio by miles.

Probably just means I am a grumpy old man shouting "get off my record player."

Ryan tells States not to sign up for ACA and to wait for Republican Health Care Plan.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/paul-ryan-states-obamacare

snip:

A top House Republican says states should avoid setting up Obamacare exchanges as a way to protect insurance subsidies for their residents if the Supreme Court erases them on the federally-run marketplace.

"Oh God, no… The last thing anybody in my opinion would want to do, even if you are not a conservative, is consign your state to this law," Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the chair of the powerful Ways & Means Committee, told state legislators on a Thursday conference call, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Instead, Ryan urged them to sit tight while Congress works on introducing legislation to reform health care, saying it would drop by June 20.


Why wait till June 20th? The Teapublicans plan, as has been said before, is to hurry up and die you moochers and takers.

In first Senate Speech Tehran Tom Cotton, in the first minute, brings up Hitler.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/16/tom-cotton-hitler-senate-speech_n_6882428.html

snip:

WASHINGTON -- It's hard to believe freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) caused such a stir in the Senate with his letter to Iran even before his maiden floor speech. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who led an unsuccessful fight against Obamacare, couldn't even do that.

But Cotton -- now famous for orchestrating the controversial letter to Iran with the signatures of 46 of his GOP colleagues -- finally got the chance to do just that on Monday evening. Cotton began, as one does, with Adolf Hitler.

I guess Harvard Law never covered Godwin's Law. Rethugs are scammers and fear merchants. Unfortunately, people are now probably uncovering their vintage fallout shelters and remodeling them with duct tape and plastic sheets--the Shrub redo.


Despite "improving economy"why Americans are screwed and Europeans are not.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/robert-reich-why-americans-are-screwed-and-europeans-are-not/

snip:

The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively well.

What’s behind this? Two big facts

First, American corporations exert far more political influence in the United States than their counterparts exert in their own countries.

In fact, most Americans have no influence at all. That’s the conclusion of Professors Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, who analyzed 1,799 policy issues — and found that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”

Instead, American lawmakers respond to the demands of wealthy individuals (typically corporate executives and Wall Street moguls) and of big corporations – those with the most lobbying prowess and deepest pockets to bankroll campaigns.

The second fact is most big American corporations have no particular allegiance to America. They don’t want Americans to have better wages. Their only allegiance and responsibility to their shareholders — which often requires lower wages to fuel larger profits and higher share prices.


Let's see, average Americans have no influence on elections and corporations have no allegiance to America. That, my fellow DUers, is the truth of American exceptionalism.
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