Affirmation

October 19, 2014

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“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

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Donald Trump calling you psycho is like a bullfrog calling you ugly.

Thanks to Brian for the heads up.

Damn. That’s Ballsy.

October 18, 2014

You’ve heard me talk about UBS more than a time or two.  UBS is a financial criminal enterprise.

It’s a Swiss global financial services company that admitted helping Americans hide money to keep from paying taxes. And that was some of the nicer things it’s done. You can start here.

They are fixing to enter into what’s being called “a historic tax evasion trial.”

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 11.25.02 AMWhat some call the most significant tax evasion trial in U.S. history begins Tuesday, when the former No. 3 exec at Swiss banking giant UBS faces a Florida jury on charges he helped thousands of fat-cat American tax cheats hide billions.

U.S. officials years ago got UBS to admit it helped Americans hide taxes, and since then took down Switzerland’s oldest private bank and won a guilty plea from Credit Suisse for aiding tax dodgers. Now they‘re trying to hold a top individual accountable.

So here’s UBS getting ready to go to trial for cheating you and me out of tax dollars.

I suspecting that they don’t have much faith in their defense lawyer and I suspect that because…

One week before their trial starts they donate an unprecedented $320,000 to member of Congress.

Let that sink in for a minute.  Number one: they are faced with massive tax evasion and they are trying to buy congress one week before the trial starts.  Number Damn Two:  Congress gleefully took the damn money!

Holy crap.  What the hell has this country become?  A third world banana republic?

Personally, I think they should charge UBS and Congress with prostitution.

Yeah, I said.  And, yeah, I meant it.

That’s either the most arrogant or most desperate thing I’ve ever seen by a corporate PAC.

If your member of congress is on that list, tell him to give the money back, dammit.

Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.

This Is Making Me CRAZY!

October 17, 2014

Okay, okay, best we can figure about 35,000 people die from the flu every year, and we have to beg people to get the flu shot.  One person has died of Ebola and we’re closing down schools.

I don’t understand this.

It’s making me crazy.

Okay, can I quarantine people who don’t get the flu shot because they are far more likely to kill me than Ebola is?

A friend told me that at her child’s school, they are requiring the kids wash their hands twice a day because of Ebola.  Wait a damn minute.  They weren’t washing their hands before?  What?  They don’t go to the bathroom all day?

And now we have an Ebola Czar?

Look, you make budget cuts, you suffer the consequences.  The NRA won’t approve our nominee for Surgeon General until he says that bullets are good for you.  Republicans cannot run around acting surprised when the system fails.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is the state agency that licenses and regulates health facilities in Texas.  It was the state’s job to insure that the hospital was ready for catastrophic events.  Why the hell do you think Rick Perry is staying in Europe?

It’s making me crazy.

I’m not going to listen to the news all weekend so if something other than Ebola idiocy happens, y’all let me know.

Are You Kidding Me?

October 17, 2014

Y’all remember RickPAC, the super pac set up by Rick Perry to aid other crazy butt far right Republicans and get their support in return when he runs for President.

RickPAC, as the committee is called, will be able to donate money to the campaigns of Republican congressional candidates around the country. Such organizations are a way for prospective presidential candidates to curry support within their party. Perry, whose disastrous 2012 primary campaign was marred by a series of memorable gaffes, has said that he will be much better prepared if he decides to run for president again in 2016.

Well, I figured that ole Rick would raise millions to hand out and curry political favor.

Nope.

Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen sent me the latest RickPAC federal report.

 

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He’s raised an embarrassing pittance in the world of political PACs.  $181,000 is nothing.

So, I wanted to make sure my math was right so I emailed Alfredo and asked:

Wait! Wait! He only raised $181,000?

Seriously?

Why isn’t it making money?

Alfredo’s one word response?

Oops.

Have I ever mentioned that Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen is a bit of a smartass?

Then, there’s this:  The only money he’s handing out is going to Iowa.

 

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So Rick is betting two things.  (1) That the popularity of money in politics is on the decline, and (2) The Republican primary will be decided in Iowa.

Oops, indeed.

Friday Toons

October 17, 2014

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Oh Dear Lord Louie Gohmert. That’s His Name: Oh Dear Lord Louie Gohmert.

October 16, 2014

Lookie here.

Louie Gohmert (R-TX) declared on Thursday that Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden was in charge of “the Democrats’ war on women nurses.”

Speaking on Glenn Beck’s radio program, Gohmert — who represents Texas, where one Ebola patient has died and two nurses have been infected — said he was “okay, but do any of us really know for sure.”

“You know, it’s a shame that the CDC head, Frieden, is apparently the commander of the Democrats’ new war on women nurses,” Gohmert opined. “Because, goodnight, they set them up, and then they throw them under the bus.”

Oh yeah, it’s Obama’s fault.

Thanks to Elizabeth for the heads up.