Arizona, Art, birthers, climate change, Florida, gun laws, Herman Cain, high speed rail, Montana, President Obama, teabaggers, unions, Wisconsin
It’s not like I go out searching for this stuff. It just pops up before my ears with INCREASING REGULARITY.
It is my considered opinion, MY CONSIDERED OPINION, that the Tea Party will be defunct by 2012. The insanity emanating from these mostly uneducated, most STOOPID people is mind-boggling.
Normal folks are already beginning to see what hath teapartyism wroth. And it ain’t good.
We made mention of a few days ago, that Wisconsin’s Governor has re-introduced the concept of political cronyism by unilaterally dismantling the state’s collective bargaining rights of all state workers. Marches are occurring everywhere as we speak. The Governor has promised a swift response by the National Guard. Cuts have to be made he suggests, and it surely isn’t coming from the rich folk like himself. Similar measures are being looked at in Ohio and Tennessee, also run by Rethuglican governors.
In Montana, farmer/volunteer fireman, and teapartier Joe Read, House Rep, introduces legislation to declare that global warming is not man-made AND is beneficial to the state. By fiat, all Montana’s troubling problems are solved. Read, who apparently doesn’t, consulted no scientists, but relied instead on his “experience.” He said “global science is an ideal, not a true science.” Whatever the hell that means. Like so many of his brainless brethren, he suggests we “follow the money”. Apparently he misses the fact that the anti-climate change “money” comes directly from big oil and gas interests and all the other major polluters.
Sen Ronald Gould (R-AZ) introduced a bill in his wacky legislature that would allow the carrying of firearms on college campuses and in all public buildings. Further, existing laws that make it a crime to not respond “accurately” to a question about having a concealed weapon, would be changed to be “truthfully” allowing for “oops I forgot I had that!” Further, it would no longer to a crime to discharge a firearm in the city, but only if only if it could be proven that the person knew that the discharge could cause death or injury. (guns can kill? you lie!) And if you feel you’ve been unfairly harassed about your gun? You can sue, and if you win, you get a “municipal” vehicle as your prize.
Rick Scott, governor of Florida, teabagger and fraud expert, refused 2.4 billion in Federal funds for high speed rail development. This action, left the work in progress and will put hundreds at least out of work. Rep. John Mica (R) and Sen Bill Nelson (D) are scrambling to undo the damage caused by Scott’s dull thinking. Meanwhile, California and New York, both living in the 21st century, are hoping the funds might come their way.
Chauncey De Vega has a scathing look at the darling of the crazy right-wing, Herman Cain. These, as I call them, house Negroes make a point of feeding the racism inherent in the uber right-wing, all the while providing them with their defense: themselves. Anyone with half a brain can see through the veil of course, but not the non-thinking Beckian hordes. No, Cain is perfect cover, allowing them to vilify all other African-Americans, especially the President, all the while claiming, “moi racist? surely you jest.” You are and we aren’t jesting.
If you hadn’t noticed, all GOPers use the same mantra in response to the question “do you believe the President is a citizen/Christian?” In unison, they report in robot-like fashion. “I take the President at his word.” If pressed, they say things like John Boehner, “It’s not my job to tell the American people what to think,” or like Michele Bachmann, “I think we have more important issues to address, like the budget.”
The reason why they leave this opened ended, which implies that the “jury is still out” on the President’s status, is simply this: polls suggest that the likely GOP primary voter tends to think the President is not either a citizen or a Christian. So, rather than come from a place of integrity, the GOP comes from a place, of protecting my personal ambitions and interests in higher office or re-election. That’s some kind of leadership wouldn’t you say?
Oh, and on a note of civility and pertaining to the arts, Google has a new site up that promises to allow the viewing of masterpieces from great museums all over the world, in beautiful up close levels. Do take a look: at the Art Project.
- Florida’s Scott joins the anti-rail crusade (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Republican Fl. Gov. Rick Scott angers Republicans over refusing to accept high speed rail money (crooksandliars.com)
- Video: Herman Cain’s speech to CPAC (hotair.com)
Thank you for the link to the Google Art Project. I foresee hours of viewing pleasure in my future.
Re: Tea Party – sorry, I don’t think it’s going to self destruct. There are too many ‘crazies’ running around out there who agree with them, 150%. It may morph into something else, with another name, but I fear it will become even more fundamentalist/radical than it now is — a very scary thought.
Yeah, the Art project site looked nice! I hope I’m right about the Teabuggers. But you are right, that crazies will continue to form around the internet. ONe of the down sides of a global information system I’m afraid.
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I love the links you share. Thanks!
I see the Tea Party doing one of the following: (1) burning out, because its high energy and lack of concrete solutions make it unsustainable over the long-term, (2) getting assimilated into the larger conservative movement.
Yes Ahab, I agree, it will simply dissolve or be assimilated. The Borg is at it again.
thanks for the linky-love to help us Cheeseheads! You have a favor coming!!!
Jimmy, I am so concerned about what is going on there. I send all my energy to this fight. It will be waged in other states I’m afraid.
Thomas Bryner said:
I think you’re right about the “tea party.”
The Democratic Party ignored the Green Party because they knew the deck was stacked against third-party candidates, and those folks would have nowhere else to go.
I think the Republicans are going to treat the Tea Party with the same studies contempt, because they know *those* folks won’t have anyplace else to go, either.
I agree Thomas. It is my expectation that they will just fade away and remain as they always were, in the fabric of the GOP.
Read, who apparently doesn’t, consulted no scientists, but relied instead on his “experience.”
Oh and Mitch Daniels is working on union busting here in Indiana too. He has already done some union busting, the bastard.
Yeah, this is all just an attempt to destroy the Democratic party. Do these bozos care that corps will start dropping wages once the unions are gone? Unions set the standard for all, and we will return to the sweatshop if Corps have their way. People are just insultingly stupid.
//It is my considered opinion//
…. no disrespect, but I heard your ‘considered’ pork chops, gravy and mashed potatoes are more valued by the Contraian. hehehehe
Oh :p to you! lol