Posts tagged: postsbyjoe
“Make a list… Call them and ask them, ‘Are you going to vote on Issue 2 and are you going to vote for it?’ If they say no, well, you just make sure that they don’t go vote. Let the air out of their tires on election day. Tell them the election has been moved to a different date. That’s up to you how you creatively get the job done.”
— Mike Huckabee, quoted by the Cincinnati Enquirer, urging supporters of a law limiting collective bargaining for public employees to stop opponents from voting.
Tell them the election had been moved? This is straight out of the GOP handbook, wake up, America. We do not have to settle for this anymore.
if i had a nickel for every time i thought about slashing tires on cars with republican bumper stickers, i’d be a millionaire.
if i had a nickel for every time i’d actually DONE it, i’d have no nickels.
Wow! And this is not some fringe politician or some asshole state senator, this is Mike “Values Voters” Huckabee preaching VOTER SUPPRESSION! If you can’t beat em, deceive em, that’s the Republican way!
Every time I think I can’t be flabbergasted.
I think we receive the ask “My family member is a Conservative and says Obama hasn’t done anything, can you provide links to stuff he’s done.” We used to just send them the old standby of whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com, however the above link is much more comprehensive, less antagonistic, and with much better citations.
For any of my white followers who encounter this with their families as well.
i’d like to see promises he hasn’t kept also. but this is a pretty good list.
Most of them are just impossibilities with the current political climate. There are some legit disappointments though.
The DNC releases a tough video highlighting inappropriate cheering during the Republican presidential debates and notes none of the candidates said anything.
“Not One Candidate“ video showcases the divisive party of hate.
Of course they wouldn’t try to call for civility, the current Republican party is dependent on incivility. These candidates are actively courting those who would boo a gay soldier or call for the death of the uninsured.
Too soon. The public will forget all about this by election time.
Do minority students get more than a fair share of college scholarships? That myth reared its head earlier this year after a Texas nonprofit, the Former Majority Association for Equality announced plans to give scholarships only to white males. The group claimed that white males are disadvantaged because they don’t “fit into certain categories or ethnic groups.” So Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.com, put that idea to the test, and found that white students actually “receive a disproportionately greater share of private scholarships and merit-based grants.”
Kantrowitz crunched data (PDF) from both the 2003-04 and 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, which showed that white students are 40 percent more likely to win private scholarships than non-white students. And Kantrowitz finds several college-specific scholarships only for white students, like UCLA’s 66-year-old Werner Scott Scholarship, worth $4,000, which is “restricted to Caucasian students from Hawaii who are not of Polynesian blood.”
Even when a scholarship doesn’t explicitly note a racial preference, white students are still at an advantage since scholarship sponsors “select for characteristics, activities and talents of interest to them.” Black students, for example, are much less likely to participate in equestrian, water, and winter sports than their white peers, which makes them ineligible for scholarships related to those areas.
White students, even those who “have no demonstrated financial need,” are also at an advantage when it comes to receiving funding directly from universities. Kantrowitz found that they get more than 76 percent “of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent” less than 62 percent of the student population.
That last bit in bold, wow.
Where’s your fucking bake sale now?
FUCK YOU MORGAN FREEMAN.
Every time I think of God he was in the image of Morgan Freeman. Not anymore. The same way that Billy Bob Thornton will always be Santa Claus to me. But now God, aka Morgan, has made a fucking racist comment. He says the Tea Party only wants to get “the black man” out of the White House. He called the Tea Party racist, well fuck you too. People want Obama out of a job because he sucks. He broke all his campaign promises and he sucks at being the president. Before any dumbasses chime in with, “but, but Bush”, shut the flying fuck up. Mr. Freeman keep making your shitty movies and keep your racist comments to yourself.
Even if you disagree with him calling the Tea Party racist, that is not a racist comment. That’s not how racism works.
The mental gymnastics performed by Tea Party people will never cease to astound me. They’re like the goddamn Cirque Du Soleil of complete nonsense.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that House Republicans would oppose President Barack Obama’s payroll tax cuts for both employers and employees, arguing that the policy had already failed to provide a sufficient boost to the economy. “It hasn’t worked,” Ryan said, suggesting the current temporary tax cut should be allowed to expire, which will amount to a 50 percent tax hike on workers making less than $106,000 per year.
He also said he opposes the president’s proposal to require millionaires to pay the same tax rate as the middle class, known as the Buffett plan. “Class warfare might make for good politics, but it makes for rotten economics,” Ryan said. (Read More.)
Because tax hikes are only okay when they are on the middle class. Right. NOW I understand.
A 50% tax hike on ME!? Are you fucking kidding me? I actually put money into this goddamn economy, you take 50% more of my money and that’s games, electronics, and food I can’t buy! I’m not hiding my money in offshore accounts, I’m putting it into my local retailer! That’s a reduction in everything I waste my money on that keeps this economic system limping along.
They call the rich these illustrious job creators, but you know how most of them got rich? From shmucks like me buying their products and services. You raise my taxes by 50% and they will get 50% less of my business, and not from lack of enthusiasm for their products and services. When their businesses receive 50% less of my money then they cut back production, which in turn cuts jobs. You want to get this economy back on track? Give people like me more money to piss away, that’s how stimulus works! Shit, that’s how economics works!
And he has the fucking gall to say it’s class warfare?
FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!
What happened to the “No taxes for anyone” shit that comes out of the Tea Party and Libertarian mouths? Oh wait, “No taxes for the rich….”
“But they deserve to keep their money!”
And you don’t?