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If anyone's wondering why I haven't been here much lately, it's because I feel no one is learning anything from 2016. Neoliberalism is a thing and it doesn't win elections in the 21st Century. People want a candidate that's going to take strong, non-waffling stands on human rights the rest of the world enjoys. Enough living in the goddamned Reagan 1980s. Enough taking solar panels off the roof. Enough introducing more rightwingedness into American economics. Enough medical bankruptcies. Enough governing by mythology. Enough science denial. Enough of spitting on women, children, veterans and the LGBTQI community. Enough kicking the can. ENOUGH. America needs to move past it's "everything has to be about making a buck" bullshit. I'd prefer a candidate not born during the FDR/Truman administrations. No offense, but you had your time . . . and you got us Trump. Plus, I can't take another one of these still-Capitalist Boomer codgers yap on about "bootstraps" when college now costs a mortgage, necessity costs have been outpacing wage growth for 20 years and automation promises to kill more jobs than it creates. I don't want to hear what is or isn't "politically achievable". Kick-the-Can economics was never asked "How is it going to be paid for?". Tax Cuts for the rich were never given a spending limit. Folly wars were never asked "Why is this necessary?". Corporate Pork by the billions was and is always approved. America's safety net needs to be greatly expanded and retirement age needs to be drastically lowered. This country throws out far too many people that still have a decade or two of prime contribution left. If life doesn't get fairer for you or I pretty goddamned quickly, we aren't going to have much of one.

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An image so phenomenally void of logic, it'll make you stop walking.


Nice Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, lamers. It's so painfully hilarious that this is all they got.

Oh, you like charts? Here's one . . . . you know, with actual FACTS instead of logic a five year old can cut through.

Yahoo article: Many Wall Street executives say wrongdoing is necessary: survey

Well, this explains the completely and painfully obvious, doesn't it?


(Reuters) - If the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes were to go out with his lantern in search of an honest man today, a survey of Wall Street executives on workplace conduct suggests he might have to look elsewhere.

A quarter of Wall Street executives see wrongdoing as a key to success, according to a survey by whistleblower law firm Labaton Sucharow released on Tuesday.

In a survey of 500 senior executives in the United States and the UK, 26 percent of respondents said they had observed or had firsthand knowledge of wrongdoing in the workplace, while 24 percent said they believed financial services professionals may need to engage in unethical or illegal conduct to be successful.

Oh great. The sleepy-eyed fuck Scott Walker is on CNBC, lying his ass off about campaign finance.

Scott, the right wing bastards Joke Kernen and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera were just now tag-teaming on Howard Dean about campaign finance reform. Walker stated that 77 percent of his donations were from the public.

Michelle's sarcasm was off the charts and I'm questioning how Scott Walker was ever elected into public office.

Go ahead, right-wingers, I believe you were saying something funny about the media being "liberal" . . .
Posted by HughBeaumont | Mon Jul 9, 2012, 08:39 AM (1 replies)

77-yr old TeaHadist @ Cleveland RMoney Rally physically assaults protester. Classic.

Prick bastard. Do you believe this bullshit? Exhibit A why I refuse to go to a GOP rally . . . I'd be arrested for assault.


But a physical clash between Romney supporters and protesters overshadowed the Parma campaign stop by the prominent pair, who are often mentioned as possible running mates for Romney.

The quarrel broke out as soon as Pawlenty took the stage before about 200 people at the strip shopping center.

"Pawlenty go home, Pawlenty go home," the protesters chanted over the former governor's speech.

Pawlenty maintained composure, and even put his own twist on the chant.

"We should send Barack Obama home," he declared.

At one point, Romney supporter Richard Brysac of Parma confronted protester Al Neal of Canton, who attended with members of a group called Fight for Fair Economy Ohio.

Brysac, 77, attempted to hush Neal by emptying a bottle of water into the 25-year-old union worker's mouth.

"He seemed thirsty, so I tried to shove the bottle in his mouth," Brysac said. "I thought it was wrong to interfere with [Pawlenty's] freedom of speech.

"I acted out of character and I apologize if I offended anyone."

When the bottle didn't work, Brysac pulled out his handkerchief and gagged Neal.

Neal removed the handkerchief and continued chanting until the group of protesters was escorted from the rally.

Kentown Plaza is private property.

No police were present.

They're allowed to get away with it. We wear the wrong shirt or support the "wrong team", we get arrested.

And you gotta wonder why no police ARE present at GOP events, yet show up in abundance with clubs and riot gear at the ready for progressive events. Curiouser and curiouser . . .
Posted by HughBeaumont | Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:46 AM (9 replies)

80k, 84k Private Sector.

This is what happens when you

a) don't tax the wealthy
b) shaft your workers.

Demand dies because people are hampered by the cost of necessities, people can't find work because there's no demand.

So I wonder which Republican CNBC will have on to blame Obama for Bewsh's/Boehner's Congress's fuck-ups?
Posted by HughBeaumont | Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:34 AM (1 replies)
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