Wednesday, July 31, 2013

GOP - The Totally Useless Party

Useless - no other word fits - USELESS

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, was the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities.  From 1970 to its end in 2010, ACORN had grown to more than 175,000 member families,

From 1970 to its end in 2010
to its end in 2010

And it was the RepubliCONS that smashed acorn.
the RepubliCONS


And your tax dollars paid for that.
Nuff Said.

Oh, Yeh  - and then you have
The bogus IRS scandal

GOP - The Totally Useless Party

Oh, yeh ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
Can't forget about this too...

House Republicans plan a 40th attempt at repealing Obamacare next week

GOP - The Totally Useless Party

Oh, yeh ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Groundswell - Don't Know About It - Time you did!!!

If you don’t know about this – time you did.
Time you spent 30 minutes edumacating yourself on the nastiness of the REpbuliCONS.

As Mother Jones revealed last week, Groundswell, the hush-hush right-wing strategy group partly led by Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, wanted to hype the Benghazi tragedy into a full-fledged scandal for the Obama administration, as part of its "30 front war" on the president and progressives. A secret audio tape of one of Groundswell's weekly meetings shows that prominent members of the group pressed House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chair of the House oversight committee, to expand the Benghazi investigation and make this supposed scandal a top-priority for congressional Republicans. This recording indicates Groundswell's mission extends beyond message coordination to scandal-stoking.

The tape has been posted at Crooks and Liars, a progressive web site, and it captured the first 20 minutes of Groundswell's May 8 meeting. (The site does not say how the recording was obtained.) The meeting opened with a prayer ("Father, we thank you for the opportunity to gather here as free Americans"), and a roll call was taken.

This is what yanking a democracy around looks like.

Who LIED about ALEC?

In an article posted by an organization that sues way too many people for using their material - the following statement was posted.

The group[ALEC] has attracted fierce criticism from such groups as Free Press (CD April 9 p11), but it remains committed to transparent policy discussions, its task force leaders told us.

Either ALEC successfully LIED to the press again.
The press successfully LIED to the public about ALEC,  again.

Sooooo - - - - -
The American Legislative Exchange Council meeting in Chicago will be anything but transparent.  A meeting held behind closed doors, reported on by "invite only" press.  

Writing/approving pro-corporate legislation that affects the US that not one citizen will see until the ALEC Republican push it through their statehouse in the dark of night - without saying it came from ALEC.

PLEASE join us for all three days.
Please be there to say - The USA is NOT OK with the extremist pro-corporate American Legislative Exchange Council.
ALEC Annual Meeting
40th Anniversary
Palmer House Hotel

Monday, July 29, 2013

If I use "ALEC" I can Get More Hits

evidently the broo-haha around ALEC has become mainstream enough that people think they can throw "ALEC" in the title for more exposure - more hits to their webpage.

Take this for example - published on 7/27
ALEC Distracts Electorate From Economy, Jobs; Is It Too Late?
ALEC Distracts Electorate From Economy, Jobs
ALEC Distracts Electorate 

Hmmm - tell me more.

After reading the whole article - FOUR page in Word single spaced - here's all he has to say about ALEC.

July 27, 2013
By Harvey Gold

Even the most clueless Americans are beginning to look up from their smartphones and tablets and see the severe ideological crevasse that distinguishes progressives from conservatives, whether it’s on economics, morality, patriotism, or whatever the ALEC-controlled red-state legislatures can use to keep women, blacks and Hispanics in survival mode through either abortion or immigration standoffs.


When even USA Today goes for Keynesian dogma instead of going Galt, the Right is clearly losing the argument about the economy. Conservative Republicans have enough power in Congress to block most of the progressive agenda. But they do not have a plausible alternative to the progressive vision of the past, present and future of the U.S. economy that President Obama has set forth. Hence their multitude of ALEC-driven socio-moralistic agendas being driven in red state after redstate, if for no other reason, than to keep the semi-comatose poor white base in control of the House Republican caucus while Speaker Boehner spends his days and nights swimming in his Smirnoff-induced stupors. 


That kind of disparity, one would assume, would be a major component of Democratic strategies to use to offset ALEC and the Koch Bros. propaganda agendas of austerity and union-busting. Unfortunately, the Democrats, as usual, are playing defense and losing ground at the state level.

If they don’t start now, in countering those ALEC-driven strategies by beating the GOP at their own game by getting the adversely-affected minorities the proper IDs and the proper motivation and methods to get to the polls, the GOP will have won the war from the inside out by winning the popular vote, state after state, but continuing to lose House Seats until the house of cards built by ALEC and the Koch brothers crumbles into the next Great Depression.


ALEC Distracts Electorate From Economy, Jobs; Is It Too Late?
ALEC Distracts Electorate From Economy, Jobs
ALEC Distracts Electorate


So ignoring ALEC is an option?

Republican "Terrorist" Trash-talk has to STOP

This has been sitting in my craw bugging me all night - not much sleep.
Another example of Republican extremist trash-talk.
Another example where moderate politicians need to step  up and tell Republicans to SHUT UP - before someone is hurt.

Consider this:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Then consider this:
If you don't understand this - musta been under a rock the past two weeks.
This has to do with the protest that were held in Texas on the abortion bill this past month,
What was she going to do - take a tampon into the capital building?

freedom of speech
the people peaceably to assemble
petition the Government 

is the Department of Security at the Texas State Capital.

Our politicians have got to step forward and stop this use of the word terrorist for protesters.
This is disgusting and has to stop.
The only way it will stop is if centrist politicians say it is wrong and it must stop.

Our politicians have got to step forward and tell the Republicans to SHUT UP! when they use these types of phrases.
The ACLU, the NAACP and other organizations need to publicly state and re-state - activists are not terrorists.

Activists and protesters ARE NOT TERRORISTS.
Activists and protesters are citizens using their constitutional right in the first amendment.
Referring to activists as terrorist is a misuse of justice and it becoming more common at all levels of government because no one has told these people to change their language.

A reminder to Republicans -
Every time you point your finger at a person and call them a terrorist -
There are three fingers pointing right back ~~~AT YOU!

The use of the word terrorist - is an extremist talking point - used by the Republicans.
The use of terrorist is extremist verbiage introduced into the activist dialogue by the extremist American Legislative Exchange Council.
Going back to 2005 ALEC distributed legislation and talking points to their Republican THUGS - that explicitly referred to those who were exercising their first amendment rights - as terrorists.

Considering those who were exercising their first amendment rights - as terrorists

ALEC is a legislative terrorist organization.
ALEC legislation terrorizing the citizenry of this country - every day.
When is someone going to shut ALEC up!