George Smith exposes the glibertarian con of the “entrepreneurial society” and those who insidiously spread it using your “member” contributions.

To answer the question at the end of his post, in glibertarian world, a “parasite” is anyone who can’t afford to buy his own politician.

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Follow the money.

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12 April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

More Republican Family Values here.

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11 April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Political grandstanding affects real live dead people.

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10 April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Dick Polman comments on Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister, who was captured on camera locked in an embrace with his soon-to-be-ex-best friend’s wife. A nugget (emphasis added):

If McAllister hadn’t been caught on camera, he wouldn’t be hunmbling himself and playing the God card. In fact, Melissa Peacock’s husband, who’s a tad upset at the moment, thinks it’s all a crock. Heath Peacock told CNN: “I know his beliefs. When he ran one of his commercials, he said ‘I need your prayers,” and I asked (him) ‘When did you get religious?’ He said, ‘I need the votes.’ He broke out the religious card, (but) he’s about the most non-religious person I know.”

Republican Family Values–a fraud and a scam.

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Addendum, Later That Same Morning:

Read this.

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08 April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

The gift that keeps on giving.

Afterthought:

Men misbehave; women get fired.

Now that’s family values.

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07 April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

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26 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Mammon, Republican Hypocrisy

If there is truly a pension crisis,* it’s not caused by pensioners.

It’s caused by bosses who deliberately fail to live up to their words to fund pensions adequately, thereby creating a further “pension crisis” so they further underfund pensions.

However it works, the rich get richer and the workers and the poor get screwed.

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*I’m not sure whether “crisis” or “plot” is the better word.

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25 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

It’s a Republican thing.

Via C&L.

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24 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Republicans are fond of quoting Daniel Patrick Moynihan in their quest to blame the poor for being poor. Like Christians whose faith is rooted in Leviticus, they quote only the passages that seem to justify their prejudices. Reacting to George Will’s latest attempt to dress racism up in Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes, Chauncey Devega points this out:

Conservatives ignore how Moynihan identified white racism as one of the central problems facing black and brown communities. Moynihan also argued for robust government programs to confront urban poverty, fix failing schools, job supports, and financial subsidies for poor families. He most certainly would be aghast at the Republican Party’s campaign to destroy the social safety net, vilify the poor, and to destroy those that the 1 percent and other corporate elites have identified as “useless eaters”.

The Daniel Patrick Moynihan who stated the following would be vilified by the Republican Party and its media machine:

    First, the racist virus in the American blood stream still afflicts us: Negroes will encounter serious personal prejudice for at least another generation. Second, three centuries of sometimes unimaginable mistreatment have taken their toll on the Negro people.

(snip)

The real goal for Paul Ryan and his ilk is political self-aggrandizement by ginning up white racism against “those people” in order to advance policies that hurt the majority of Americans.

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19 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Culture Warriors, Republican Hypocrisy

Below the fold, because it autoplays.

H/T Cassandra_M at Delaware Liberal.

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16 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Politician to hungry kid:

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16 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Via Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog.

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13 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Endless War, Republican Hypocrisy

In Japan Times, Ramesh Thakur pours the cold water of reality, the kind abhorrent to Wingnut warmongers because it contains truth. A nugget:

Now imagine — this is less hard — that instead of the wimp Barack Obama as caricatured by the testosterone-fueled right-wing American hawks, the U.S. president was their hero Ronald Reagan or even Richard Nixon. Could they have confronted a heavily nuclear-armed Russia’s move to retake Crimea (“gifted” to Ukraine by Nikita Khrushchev in 1954) any differently?

Nyet, nada, not a chance. NATO was equally impotent in Hungary and Czechoslovakia in 1956/68. As Mahatma Gandhi warned, an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind. Whatever happens, this is not the West’s fight to lose. . . .

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09 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

The Roanoke County school board is planning to cut health care coverage for school bus drivers–you know, those folks who work a split shift for not much money–because Republicans in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly have chosen to remove the “common” from “Commonwealth.”

The Roanoke Times’s Dan Casey has some suggestions for the drivers. Here’s my favorite; follow the link for the rest:

Or, you can find another part-time government job that pays full-time health benefits. Good luck with this one. I’m aware of only two positions that fit the bill.

The first is part-time delegates and senators in the Virginia General Assembly. Those are the people who’ve cut state support to public education and forced school boards into the position of cutting bus drivers’ benefits.

The second is positions on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. Those part-timers are eligible for full-time health benefits, too. They’re the ones who’ve been avoiding tax increases that would help fund continued benefits for other part-timers.

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08 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

PoliticalProf points out the Republican dialectic:

Barack Obama is a weakling, mom jeans wearing apologist for American exceptionalism whose multiple failings and incompetencies caused Americans to needlessly die in Benghazi, continues to cause tens of thousands of deaths in Syria, and so abetted the Russian (Soviet???) invasion of Ukraine.

He is also a ruthless authoritarian dictator coming to take your guns, lock you up in reeducation camps who sends his jack booted thugs in the IRS to abuse your rights and liberties if you espouse any political point of view he doesn’t like, all in the name of imposing Obamacare and its socialist nightmare on the freedom-loving American people.

The rest is below the fold in case it autoplays.

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I may have posted this before.

No matter. It still applies.

Via Escape from Whitemanistan.

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06 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Via C&L.

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