Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reagan adviser Bruce Bartlett destroys Republican talking point

All right, once again, would all of you remaining, real, non-insane, Republicans please muzzle your damned dogs? Or if you can't control them any more, would you work with the rest of us to keep them from trashing the place?


Daily Kos: Hardball: Bruce Bartlett desroys every Republican fiscal talking point in 5 minutes.



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His final comment: "Yeah, I think a good chunk of the Republican caucus is either stupid, crazy, ignorant or craven cowards, who are desperately afraid of the tea party people, and rightly so."

As we've been saying.

Even the acolytes of the Divine Reagan say so.

Too.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hopper's whopper strains

The new-Republicans: Better Right than right



Editorial: Hopper's whopper strains credibility | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com

Hooper's whopper strains his credibility on three counts: Saying King supported a pay raise she voted "no" on, using fuzzy math for a gotcha percentage and taking a logical nose dive that a her vote in favor of the city budget is an indication of support for a pay raise.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Will the Real Alberta Darling Please Stand Up?

Time to send her back to the Country Club but no Mai Tai. She's just a caddy for the real money.

Cover Story/News :: Will the Real Alberta Darling Please Stand Up?

Back in 1990, when Alberta Darling won her first election to the state Assembly, the media glowingly referred to her as a "liberal" "pro-choicer" who recognized the wisdom of gun control.

Twenty-one years later, Darling, now representing the North Shore in the state Senate, is more likely to generate headlines for her political flip-flops, support for Gov. Scott Walker and Congressman Paul Ryan's ultraconservative policies, and the number of protesters active in her district.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Right wing Christian fundamentalist kills 85 teenagers.

And they don't even have concealed carry in Norway.

At least 85 dead in Norway youth camp attack - World news - Europe - msnbc.com

Voodoo in Wisconsin: GOP job counters need a math lesson

In typical Walkerstan fashion, claims are vaporware.

Biz Beat: GOP job counters need a math lesson

For those who really like to count numbers, a more statistically significant measure is employment change over the past 12 months.

On that measure, Wisconsin ranks 9th nationwide with 37,700 more people working than a year ago. We trail Texas (220,000) California (157,000); Ohio (72,400); Illinois (59,000); Michigan (53,400); Florida (53,000); Massachusetts (50,000) and Pennsylvania (46,400).

For a medium-sized Rust Belt state like Wisconsin, ranking 9th in raw employment growth since June 2010 is worth noting.

Unfortunately it doesn't hide the fact that Wisconsin ranks 48th out of 50 states in income growth over the past 30 years.

Meet ALEC's Canadian cousin, the CCCE.

Post-NAFTA the whole continent is fair game. Why destroy the educational and medical infrastructure in the US when there's so much more you can do?

Daily Kos: Meet ALEC's Canadian cousin, the CCCE.

Anti-gay group pours big cash into Wisconsin recall races

Now-standard wedge-issue sow-discord-everywhere politics? But why now?

Here's a good guess: “All of a sudden this little, tiny anti-gay outfit becomes a major player on the political scene? Come on. They’ve become a front group for somebody’s dirty cash,” - Mike Tate, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman


Anti-gay group pours big cash into Wisconsin recall races | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News

Thursday, July 21, 2011

West Bend Creationist making news in Dane County

Nice to see the Mary Weigand, wife of WB school board member Dave Weigand, helping to push America backwards into the 16th century.

Creationist seeks to debunk scientific fact at Dane County Fair


















Dave and Mary are the people West Bend elected to oversee the education of our future.

Yep.

Ralph Reed's Anti-Union Wisconsin Gambit

He's heeeeeere....


Ralph Reed's Anti-Union Wisconsin Gambit | AlterNet


Okay, time to play "connect the dots," right-wing edition. In the Upper MidWest Province of Kochistan -- otherwise known as Wisconsin, most active and powerful among the right-wing entities that helped elect a gang of government-slashing, union-bashing goons is Americans for Prosperity, the astroturf group founded by David Koch. AFP's president is Tim Phillips, business partner with Ralph Reed in a consulting firm called Century Strategies.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

IT'S OFFICIAL: The Whole World Thinks Republicans Are Dangerous Maniacs Threatening Everyone

Hard to see how it might be otherwise, especially given the loonies who've apparently taken over what used to be the party of fiscal responsibility.


IT'S OFFICIAL: The Whole World Thinks Republicans Are Dangerous Maniacs Threatening Everyone

FDR: still right.

‎"Ever since 1776, that struggle has been between two forces; on the one hand there has been a vast majority of citizens who believe the benefits of democracy should be extended and who are willing to pay their fair share to extend them. And on the other hand, there has been a small but powerful group which has fought the extension of these benefits because they did not want to pay a fair share of their cost."

Friday, July 15, 2011

‪FDR Warning about Today's Republicans‬‏

When you're right, you're right...

Although these day's it's better to be Right than right.

‪FDR Warning about Today's Republicans‬‏ - YouTube





Only cost? The soul of the nation.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vanderleest Child Abuse Report Surfaces

And here I thought the wing-nuts running the Republican Party had limited themselves to abusing children by shutting down government assistance, medical care, and educational opportunities... apparently not.


Vanderleest Child Abuse Report Surfaces | PolitiScoop

Green Bay Wisconsin -- David Vanderleest, Republican candidate running against Senator Dave Hansen (D – Green Bay) in the recall election set for next Tuesday in District 30, has a documented lengthy list of legal issues including domestic violence and witness intimidation. As Politiscoop has investigated and reported over the past couple of months, VanderLeest is not your ordinary candidate seeking to serve his constituents through public office.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pro-Voucher Tea Party Group finally Admits It Wants To ‘Shut Down Public Schools And Have Private Schools Only’

And now that we have the school board we do here in WB, we'll be helping them realize the dream of eradicating the major avenue to economic independence for most Americans.


Pro-Voucher Tea Party Group Admits It Wants To ‘Shut Down Public Schools And Have Private Schools Only’ | ThinkProgress

As ThinkProgress has documented, a tightly-knit group of right-wing Political Action Committees (PACs) and corporate foundations have unleashed an assault on public education, pushing school voucher schemes nationwide that would funnell taxpayer dollars away from public schools and toward private schools instead. In doing so, many of these voucher advocates claim they simply want to expand school choice and improve the quality of education for all.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

After Backing Tax Breaks For Big Oil, Sen. Johnson Tells Poor Kids To Tighten Belts

We said he'd do this during the election. We said he was an empty tin can married the money millionaire who was more interested in what he could do for his own social class than what he could do for the people of Wisconsin.

More evidence of his negligence.

After Backing Tax Breaks For Big Oil, Sen. Johnson Tells Poor Kids To Tighten Belts | Political Correction





A final nail in voodoo economics.

The world, it turns out, doesn't work that way.


How the World Works - Salon.com
Ever since Ronald Reagan first attempted to make supply-side economics a reality and proceeded to inaugurate an era of persistent government deficits and growing income inequality, it has become harder and harder to make the trickle-down argument with a straight face. But we've never seen anything quite like the disaster that's playing out right now.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

How Many States That Ban Gay Marriage Let You Marry Your Cousin? \

Ah, so that explains us.


How Many States That Ban Gay Marriage Let You Marry Your Cousin? | MoveOn.Org

LIE #1: America is Broke? Nope.

If we're broke, then [Republican social and economic agenda].

If we're not broke, then [you must be a terrorist].


Telling Americans that we're broke is simply designed to keep us distracted while they rob us.



Friday, July 01, 2011

Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System | Truthout

Walker and his corporate owned Republican rubber stamp are busy taking it down in Wisconsin.  To what end?  Easier social control and more opportunities to raid the public treasury.


Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System | Truthout

A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. It churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity and vocabulary to challenge the assumptions and structures of the corporate state. It funnels them into a caste system of drones and systems managers. It transforms a democratic state into a feudal system of corporate masters and serfs.