Thursday, April 9, 2015

Treason and traitors and just plain stupids

Scott Walker, unfortunately for Wisconsin, is the governor of that state.  He's running for prez.  He has vowed to “revoke a nuclear deal with Iran if elected president.”  Mr. Obama suggested that Walker doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground, which is, of course, absolutely true.

Tom Cotton, one of the most rotten people ever to sit in Congress, sent a letter to Iranian government signed by 47 other traitors in our Congress saying they would nullify any agreement between Iran and Obama.  He wants to bomb Iran.  War with Iran would be a picnic, thinks Cottonmouth.  Go enlist, you SOB! 

Rand Paul, the doctor who won’t take the doctor tests because government, ya know…has announced he plans to run for president. 

He’s going to “take our country back.”  I wonder what he means?  His party is owned by the oligarchy that runs the country and controls both houses of Congress as well as the Supreme Court.  Is he going to take it back from his Republican friends and run it all by himself?  Is he going to take us back to the good ol’ days when the Repugnican Bush Jr. was in the White House - the days of war and death and bank failures and Wall Street corruption and financial collapse and loss of jobs and huge tax cuts which produced only huge deficits?

No thank you, Mr. Paul.

From Crooks & Liars:  The Republican governor of Illinois cut autism funding in his state on World Autism Day.

The hateful Christian pizza parlor people in Indiana have received over $800k in donations from hateful Christians and other nogoodniks.  Amazing!  WWJD?

Kansas - just the name brings bad thoughts these days.  The gov, Sam Brownback, was happy to sign an atrocious antiabortion bill as well as a bill allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit.  He was also happy to note that because of his budget which cut taxes on the wealthy and services to the poor, schools in some areas of Kansas will close early this year.  But there’s more “good news” from Kansas…

The following is from Think Progress:

The Kansas legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Sam Brownback’s (R) desk that limits welfare recipients to withdrawing just $25 a day from their benefits and enacts a range of other restrictions.  Think Progress tells the tale:

"If Brownback signs the law, recipients of the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program would only be able to withdraw $25 a day with their benefits cards from ATMs, which act like debt cards. No other states or the federal government currently limit withdrawals.

While one of the backers of the bill asserted that recipients could take out more at a bank counter, the cards can’t be used at counters and many poor people lack access to bank accounts given the need to maintain balances and pay fees. Seventeen million Americans are unbanked, going without formal financial products. Meanwhile, during debate over the bill state Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau (D) pointed out that many recipients need to withdraw hundreds of dollars some days in order to be able to pay rent.

The bill bans welfare recipients from using their benefits or withdrawing them at movie theaters, nail salons, pools and spas, liquor stores, jewelry stores, casinos or racing facilities, tattoo and piercing parlors, cruise ships, and other locations.

It also imposes hard caps on how long recipients can get benefits. After 36 months, poor people would hit the lifetime limit and not be able to get any further benefits unless they could prove they had an extraordinary hardship such as sexual assault, in which case they could get 12 additional months. The federal lifetime limit, on the other hand, is five years. It also bans anyone with two felony drug convictions from ever getting welfare and suspends anyone who tests positive for drugs after enacting a drug testing program in 2014 that has cost $40,000 and only turned up 11 positive tests out of 2,783 applications. State Sen. Michael O’Donnell (R) said he wanted the bill to go “back to the ‘T’ and making sure this is ‘temporary.’”

Dick Cheney thinks that Mr. Obama is the worst president ever.  This from a 4 or 5 time draft dodger, who made secret deals with the energy companies behind closed doors, who lied us into a Middle Eastern quagmire, who made torture an instrument of U.S. foreign policy, who failed totally to control the goons on Wall Street who brought the economy to a screeching halt and millions of Americans to abject misery!

From Daily Kos.  This just in.  The NRA is holding its convention in Nashville April 10, through April 12.  There will be a ton of exhibits and booths and speakers and goofballs, but no operational guns.  All of the tons of guns available to ogle and giggle over will have their firing pins removed.  Any guns purchased at this ammosexual event will have to be picked up at a licensed gun dealer and the picker upper will need to have proper identification - you know, just like if he was gonna vote.  Ain’t that cute?

So, the NRA, who wants kids and teachers and just about everybody else on the planet to be able to run around carrying loaded weapons on their person doesn’t want any loaded guns at their convention.  Is it possible the NRA thinks they will attract a bunch of crazies (Ted Nugent, Bobby Jindal, Teddie Cruz, Benny Carson, et. al., will be speaking!) who might just start shootin’ up the place when push comes to shove?  Could it be the NRA, in the middle of the shovin,’ is afraid they might get shot?

Them damn guns might be dangerous after all!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Florida House tries to kill public education

TALLAHASSEE — Without a word of debate Friday, the Florida House approved a controversial proposal that could require school districts to share tens of millions of dollars in construction funds with rival charter schools. The bill was one of four high-profile education proposals that won the support of the Republican-dominated House to end the week.

The others would:

• Ease the penalties for schools that fail to comply with the constitutionally mandated limits on class size. 

• Create a pilot program to give principals more control over hiring and budget decisions.

• Encourage school districts to adopt mandatory school uniform policies for children in grades K-8 by offering incentive money.


Controversial campus guns bill advances in Florida Senate 3 Weeks Ago

The Buzz: House approves adoption bill on bipartisan vote 3 Weeks Ago

House panel approves bill allowing armed teachers 3 Weeks Ago

The above is from  My response:  First of all, the state has cut funding for Florida's public schools on a regular basis. Our governor, the King of Corruption, wants to privatize everything as that's how he made his a private company cheating Medicare. 

The man responsible for the charter school bill is tied directly to charter school companies. Republicans have for years tried to kill our public schools in Florida, first with vouchers and then with charter schools. It doesn't matter to them that vouchers are unconstitutional and/or that charter schools have failed miserably in the state. The Florida legislature is filled with the most corrupt of the corrupt! 

The campus guns bill would allow people to carry loaded weapons on the campuses of our colleges and universities. Just what we need with immature kids into drink and drugs! 

The adoption bill would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against gays - disallowing them to adopt children. 

If you've ever taught in Florida schools, you know that one of the last things we need is armed teachers. A lot of them can't even carry a book much less a gun!

 Read the entire article from here.