Saturday, November 22, 2014

The People's Mandate

The regressives are keen on claiming they won because the people spoke in the last election for them and their agenda. See this article on a recent poll about what the people want versus what the regressives want. As we well know, they do not match up. The question still remains on how the people could be fooled so easily to believe they were voting for representatives of their best interests when it is the exact opposite.

The people's agenda:

Bernie Sanders on Colbert

He's here to frighten the billionaire class. He too needs to run for President.

This is who you elected America

I agree with Bill Maher that the American people are fucking stupid. See this story on how the regressives plotted from the very beginning of Obama's Presidency to undermine the economy and do absolutely nothing. And this story has been out for a long, long time. And this is who you elected in the last election? WTF America, wake up.

Concise, accurate Keystone Pipeline statement

Senator Warren blasts FHFA Director

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is supposed to help the underwater homeowners that were screwed by Wall Street banks. And it's not because the banks don't want to help us, just themselves. Warren reams the guy over not doing his job. She really needs to run for President.

Walmart can afford it

See Robert Reich's brief presentation that the Walmart owners can well afford to pay their workers a living wage and still make a shitload of money. So why don't they?

Something From Nothing

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bethany and Derek

My favorite dance of Monday night. To watch just the dance and skip the personal stuff go to 2:15. Derek's choreography is innovative and evocative. And Bethany has become a fine dancer and performer.

Sadie and Mark

Sadie is the daughter of that cretin from Duck Dynasty. But I must acknowledge her dancing this season before she gets eliminated, highlighted by the video below from last Monday. She has really come a long way and this was her best dance where she did quite well. That's one of the beauties of dance, how it can bring us together on a more fundamental level by at least temporarily leaving the ideology behind. Good job Sadie.

Regressive anti-science now at the EPA

This would be unbelievable in any other country that values science, but it is obviously not the case in the US Congress. The regressive majority in the House voted to not only put industry lackeys on the Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific Advisory Board, but to prevent the actual scientific experts on the Board from giving policy advise based on science. But of course the industry lackeys can give advice, presumably on the non-scientific business aspects that are thwarted by the science. To hell with public health and the environment; that's not profitable. Fucking wow.