"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ACORN vindicated (again)

Once again we see the bloviation, gyrations and racism of the right brought to light in the dry prose of a GAO report on the whole ACORN affair.  To summarize, Wingnuttia went, well, nuts that ACORN was registering "colored" people (you know, black, brown and yellow) to vote.  And in Wingnuttia, the only people who should be eligible to vote are white Christian landowners.  We can't have enfranchisement for these undesirable Outsiders.  No, that cannot be permitted.  So the zombie legions of Wingnuttia rose as one to smite the leaders of ACORN accusing them of all number of heinous crimes including voter registration fraud and defrauding the government.

Well low and behold, it turns out to have been all one big lie.  How surprising...  How remarkable... How predictable.
DOJ and the FBI identified six investigations, generally involving allegations of voter registration fraud on the part of ACORN employees, all of which were closed without action due to insufficient evidence and lack of evidence.
 Remember, in Wingnuttia facts are secondary to perceptions and politics!

Monday, June 14, 2010

We are all responsible

We are all responsible for this...

and this

and this

every time we do this

Not just BP and the lax oversight of the government agency that was supposed to keep the greedy bastards at BP and the other carbon extractors honest, but all of us who vote for politicians who take money from these pricks and then vote to preserve the status quo.  We are all responsible.  Each and every one of us who allow this to happen.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Scott Walker's plans...

Don't say he didn't tell us what he'd do if he got elected.

  • He will end the high-speed train program between Milwaukee, Madison and Minneapolis
  • He want's an RTA but doesn't want to pay for it
  • Promote global climate change denial
  • Cut, cut, cut
So if he gets elected, don't be surprised.  Do what you can to ensure that this troglodyte doesn't make it to the governor's office.  Support Tom Barrett for Governor

In a sentimental mood - Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

This one really gets me... Duke Ellington and John Coltrane together. Pure magic!

Blog Reboot

Well kids, I think I'll give it a whirl again. Time to reboot the blog and get my ass in gear to get stuff posted. I let the blog languish because, honestly, I need to be riled up to post here. My friends, I'm riled up again. This whole BP spill in the gulf and this government's response has me fit to be tied. I cannot believe the way this whole affair is being handled by the Obama administration.

So I'm back to rant with you, this time not against the usual rogues gallery of Rethuglican losers (and you know who you are, darlings!), but against an administration that I whole-heartedly supported and endorsed to friends and family. My feelings of betrayal run deep and I hope this is a one-term-and-out President. As a nation, I guess we need another 4 years of Rethuglican mismanagement to get it into our thick skulls that a party that claims that government is the problem, has no business running government!!!

Watch this space for more posts.