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Bundy is No Welfare Queen--He is plain old thief

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/04/25/cliven_bundy_is_not_a_welfare_queen_the_comparison_needs.html

snip:

Taking a swipe at Cliven Bundy by calling him a "welfare queen" made the leap from social media snarking to cable news on Thursday, when CNN anchor Bill Weir brought it up in an interview with Bundy. "You are writing off a whole class of people, African-Americans, as sort of dangerously dependent because they get government assistance," Weir stated. "At the same time, you’re grazing your cows on public land for free. So, how are you not sort of a welfare queen in a cowboy hat?"

Weir's analogy is deeply unfair to people on welfare in so many ways, starting with the myth that people on welfare are defrauding the government in the same way that Bundy is doing.


The author is right on target. Bundy is a thief, con man, racist grifter. Nothing more.

Man Seeks Asylum in North Korea

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/25/world/asia/north-korea-american-in-custody/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

North Korea is holding an American man who it claims arrived in the country this month to seek asylum, the nation's state news agency reported Friday.


Dang it, I was hoping it was Ted Cruz, or maybe Cliven B., trying to get away from Obama's freedom deprived America.

New TV Show: Breaking Bundy

Down and out racist reinvents himself as "patriot" rancher because his family will go broke without welfare grass for his cows. You have the requisite federal agents and the cows produce meth---ane.

Watching heavily armed dudes blocking access to government property-

Ukraine or Nevada?

Faux news says do something about the Ukraine, don't do something about Nevada.

American exceptionalism done confused me.

Pitting People Against One Another

I just had a conversation with a person who is angry because their insurance is being impacted by having to pay for the health insurance of "others." My subsequent rant I do not regret.

Faux News lies and teabagger propaganda is awash in the land.


Red State Political Virus Kills People

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/18/1292981/-Epidemic-of-GOPer-virus-will-kill-thousands-in-red-states

snip:

We estimate the number of deaths attributable to the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states at between 7,115 and 17,104. Medicaid expansion in opt-out states would have resulted in 712,037 fewer persons screening positive for depression and 240,700 fewer individuals suffering catastrophic medical expenditures. Medicaid expansion in these states would have resulted in 422,553 more diabetics receiving medication for their illness, 195,492 more mammograms among women age 50-64 years and 443,677 more pap smears among women age 21-64. Expansion would have resulted in an additional 658,888 women in need of mammograms gaining insurance, as well as 3.1 million women who should receive regular pap smears.


Taliban teabaggers are the real threat to the health and welfare of the United States.


Easter Egg Hunt, Market Forces, and Guvmint Regulation

My experience of Easter Egg Hunts has been the big kids swoop in and garner most of the eggs. I suppose that would be letting the market decide who gets what. Prior to the hunt my granddaughter was in today though instructions were given that no child could gather more than 6 eggs. That would be government regulation of unfettered capitalism. The result was no small kids getting trampled, no crying small children, and even some sharing of eggs at the end for kids who came up a little short.

Dang parents, they got no business picking winners and losers of the Easter Egg Hunt. Those parents just discouraged future job creators.

When you review your tax documents consider this...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/15/you-pay-higher-taxes-than-boeing-and-ge-verizon-23-more-u-s-corporations.html

snip:
Corporation and 2008-2012 Rate

1. Pepco Holdings -33.0%

2. PG&E Corp. -16.7%

3. NiSource -13.6%

4. Wisconsin Energy -13.5%

5. General Electric -11.1%

6. CenterPoint Energy -8.5%

7. Integrys Energy Group -8.2%

8. Atmos Energy -7.7%

9. Tenet Healthcare -6.0%

10. American Electric Power -5.8%

11. Ryder System -4.7%

12. Con-way -3.5%

13. Duke Energy -3.3%

14. Priceline.com -3.0%

15. FirstEnergy -3.0%

16. Apache -2.4%

17. Interpublic Group -2.1%

18. Verizon Communications -1.8%

19. NextEra Energy -1.6%

20. Consolidated Edison -.1%

21. CMS Energy -1.1%

22. Boeing -1.0%

23. Northeast Utilities -0.7%

24. Corning -0.3%

25. Paccar Rate -0.1%

26. MetroPCS Communications -0.1%

Entitled tax sucking leeches.

This Thomas Speaks, Unfortunately

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/31/video-from-clarence-thomas-wife-says-secularism-must-end-due-to-obamas-tyranny/

Tea Party activist Ginni Thomas, the wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, spoke to an anti-abortion rights activist who said that President Barack Obama was like a “tyrant” because the United States had a secular government.


I suppose we don't need Thomas to speak from the Bench to know what his views are.

Cheney--His Heart Goes On

http://www.theeagleonline.com/article/2014/03/dick-cheney-denies-war-criminal-allegations-at-kpu-event

Former Vice President Dick Cheney refuted accusations that he is a war criminal during his speech to students and members of the AU community in Bender Arena on March 28. The Kennedy Political Union hosted Cheney as part of a stream of speakers coming to campus.

“The accusations are not true,” Cheney said.


I would suggest that if you reach a place in life when you have to deny out loud to an audience you are not a war criminal.

You are.
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