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freshwest's Journal
May 31, 2014

Because the Koch brothers and ALEC and their minions from Rand Paul to Paul Ryan and the many states

that the Kochroaches infest are just so boring if it doesn't affect you!

Infowars came out first against the Bilderbergers, but not Reagan or Reaganomics. Alex shown here:

He supports all ALEC and Koch initatives, verbatim from the Koch list:


He's for guns for any time and everywhere, both the Pauls and Putin. BTW, that thing in Santa Barbara?

Another false flag to steal the guns! They all are!

And the NRA is not far right enough for him. He only supports Larry Pratt's GOA. He's against emigrants, taxes, public schools, gay and women's rights, liberals, banksters, Zionists all of that.

So... Look! SHINY!

Don't worry, Alex, our Libertarian hero will get the big bad Bilderbergers for us at the same time:

Although he always misses seeing the Koch corporatist agenda, somehow...

May 31, 2014

Texas family wins $2.9 million fracking lawsuit, setting stage for more lawsuits to follow

By Tom Boggioni
Friday, May 30, 2014

A north Texas family won a $2.9 million lawsuit against a Plano-based oil company after convincing a jury that emissions from the company’s fracking operations were making them sick.

According to Inside Climate News, the Parr family of Wise County, Texas, filed 13 complaints with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), between February 2010 and July 2011, claiming that air pollution from gas and oil operations near their ranch were responsible for breathing difficulties, nausea, nosebleeds, ringing ears, and rashes...

Despite being warned by their attorney that lawsuits against oil and gas industry rarely succeed, the Parrs’ sued Aruba Petroleum and last month a Dallas County jury awarded them $2.9 million in damages after finding the company “intentionally created a private nuisance” affecting the family’s health.

Robert Percival, director of the University of Maryland’s Environmental Law Program said, “When you don’t have a strong regulatory system, a system to prevent what happened to this family, the only place left to turn for help is the courts...”

More at link:


May 31, 2014

'If at first (or second or third or fourth) you don't succeed, try, try again' is GTA Issa's motto.

Bwaaaaaaah Grand Theft Auto Issa is terrified of Elijah Cummings releasing the IRS transcipts


Assclowns of the Week #95: Monumental Stupidity double-sized edition


May 31, 2014

I thought you were...

May 31, 2014

Sheltering in place, Comrade!

Blue kindred also alerted!

May 30, 2014

FOAD is their only solution. See where they would want to install a state Death Panel:

[NC] Senate budget would cut elderly, blind and disabled from Medicaid rolls

The Senate budget proposal upends the state Department of Health and Human Services by moving to take away its biggest responsibility, Medicaid. At the same time it would cut thousands of elderly and disabled people, and other beneficiaries with high medical bills, from the government insurance plan.

This appears to be a first step Senate Republicans are proposing to cut Medicaid services and shrink the number of beneficiaries.

The budget includes a provision that would have the state health agency develop proposals by next year for cutting optional Medicaid services for elderly and disabled beneficiaries, limiting coverage to only that required by federal regulations or laws.

North Carolina’s Medicaid program is considered “rich” because it goes far beyond the basics. “Optional” services under Medicaid include prescription drugs, mental health and dental care.

Read more:


to alp227:


They know that will kill people. Folks need to quit kidding themselves about the GOP agenda. The party of Pro-life? Really?

May 30, 2014

BWAHAHA! Gotta love the Wonkette. They really know how to express things:

Oh hai, Glenn Greenwald, how are you being an atrocious monstrous hellbeast today?

That's gonna have me all day long. Even got the LOLspeak in there.

Gotta go.

May 30, 2014

Abuse of C&T may not not happen, despite the NYT article saying:

People familiar with the rule say that it will set a national limit on carbon pollution from coal plants, but that it will allow each state to come up with its own plan to cut emissions based on a menu of options that include adding wind and solar power, energy-efficiency technology and creating or joining state cap-and-trade programs.

This may overcome that:

Supreme Court Says Clean Air Trumps State’s Rights in Upholding EPA Rule

In a victory for environmentalists and the Obama administration, the Supreme Court today ruled to uphold the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule set by Obama’s EPA in 2011. The rule requires 28 states to reduce power plant emissions that can negatively affect the air quality in neighboring states. Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion in the case. The Court ruled 6-2 in favor of the rule with Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagen, Roberts and Kennedy joining Ginsburg in supporting the EPA mandate. Justices Anton Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented from the majority, arguing that the court’s decision ”feeds the uncontrolled growth of the administrative state at the expense of government by the people.”

While Thomas and Scalia may support the right of one state’s power plants to pollute downwind states with pollutants that cause respiratory illnesses and increase the risk of heart attacks for the downwind residents, the courts other justices disagreed. The Court majority determined that the EPA rule was a reasonable mandate consistent with the EPA’s mission, and that upholding the rule would improve the air quality for the American people.

The states of Texas, Ohio, and Michigan opposed the ruling. Some companies that operate coal-fired power plants including Xcel Energy and American Electric Power Company, also opposed the court’s decision. Environmentalists and proponents of clean air on the other hand were pleased with the outcome. Fred Krupp, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Defense Fund, applauded the ruling, stating:

The Supreme Court’s decision means that our nation can take the necessary steps to ensure healthier and longer lives for the 240 million Americans at risk from power plant smokestack pollution near and far.

While this particular Supreme Court has not been friendly to proponents of the environment, today’s ruling is not only a victory for environmentalists, but it is a win for all Americans who want better health and cleaner air.


to Babylonsister:


I'm guardedly optimistic.

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