“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was just sentenced for fighting for freedom. (More about it here.)
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. — Henry David Thoreau
New crime: Poverty. Is this a great country or what? (And it explains maybe why the Big Media think multimillionaires suffer from poverty or whatever.)
These rightist assholes want to use tax money to destroy my family and families like ours, who have adopted children from other nations: Families for Orphans Act, House Bill 3070 sponsored by Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA) and Congressman John Boozman (R-AR), companion/related Senate Bill 1458 sponsored by Senators Mary L Landrieu (D-LA) and James Inhofe (R-OK). Why the bill sucks is at the above link or here. Yeah, yeah, I know that the rightists’ support for family values is solely lip service, pandering to know-nothings. Still, when its, or at least comes close to home….
And the Foreign Adopted Children Equality Act (FACE Act), introduced in the Senate as S. 1359 (Senators Landrieu and Inhofe) and in the House as H.R. 3110 (Rep. Watson and Boozman), sucks mightily too.
Barack Obama: Two-time loser. Refuses to fix the system that allowed if not enabled the global financial crisis and now has lost healthcare reform (assuming he wanted actual reform as opposed to a means to get more money to the insurers). I say real reform is dead. It’s not going to happen so stop with the hoping. (And yes, I’ll be as ecstatic as the morning after last election day to be wrong.) Elected with so much good will if not a mandate and has done absolutely nothing significant with it.
Scumbags: Every so-called journalist who reports crap like this without prominently noting that the person they’re writing about is a complete hateful idiot unworthy of a public platform or the publicity they’re giving him. Too much fact for you, Mr. and Ms. Reporter? Then I don’t care if your employer goes out of business and that you never work in your chosen profession again. And this how low the so-called journalists are going, the scope of their failure and disservice to our nation. Really, who needs them? Not in theory but in practice?
You must love this: The sellers of crap mortgages make more money ensuring that the loans go bad than refinancing because of fixed fees. It’s the new profit: Just extort unconscionable fees. And our leaders clearly approve of this.
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” — Confucius
“I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That’s myidea of a perfect day.” — Anonymous
Look here: Hysterical headline over story that… doesn’t support the head and in fact is contra to the head. Another example of Big Journalism’s effort to make itself inessential, irrelevant. If they’re successful, they clearly won’t be missed when they go the way of the Pony Express…..
Another sick fuck heard from. Shame on whoever givesthe National Review for giving him a platform. Oh wait, he’s clearly sponsored by people who despise this nation….
Did inherited wealth save Ford? When you rely on a company for long-term health for long-term wealth…. But then, there are the former owners of the Wall Street Journal. But, of course, they lost faith… and may yet get the last laugh….
Actually, I suppose we have personal health insurance reform: bankruptcy. Oh wait, that hurts the providers who seem to be opposing affordable, reliable, dependable healthcare (i.e. the public option)…. The wingnut argument for maintaing our over-priced, inefficient, economically-destructive system gets shot down here. (Of course, like nearly all wingnut arguements, it’s noise with no substance.)