Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Warren reams the Senate over defunding Planned Parenthood

See this video. And she's right about the regressives wanting to go back to the 50s, where their women stayed barefoot and pregnant while making supper and giving the breadwinning man an after meal blowjob.

Corporate Democrats want to take down Sanders

Hartmann is right on in this analysis. The corporate Democrats, including those that run their media outlets (including MSNBC), cannot abide an 'outsider' like Sanders getting the nomination for their Party. They fear he'll chase away the big money that buys government. Duh, yeah, that's the point you pinheads. God forbid should we get big money out of campaigns and go with Sanders' Bill that institutes public financing of elections. In the linked clip of Matthews interviewing Wasserman Schultz on Sanders he tries to denigrate Sanders as a socialist. Too bad Wasserman Schultz is herself a corporate Democrat or she would have responded to him, like Hartmann does about the definition of democratic socialism: "Providing a strong social safety net for the poor, and setting the rules of the game of business so that if you work a 40-hour week you can make enough to not live in poverty but to live a middle class life."

Monday, August 3, 2015

Protect Planned Parenthood

Recall this post where Planned Parenthood was cleared of any wrongdoing on the regressive manufactured baby parts scandal. Now see this from Senator Warren and consider signing the petition.

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on the bill to defund Planned Parenthood for 5:30pm today.  Remember, that’s a vote to defund cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing, STD treatments, and basic health care services for 2.7 million people a year. There are no federal dollars that go to help the 3% of Planned Parenthood patients who need access to compassionate and safe abortion services. This defunding is all about politics and denying women access to basic health care.

We still have a few hours to stand up, speak out, and fight back for the millions of women who depend on Planned Parenthood all across this country.

In the past 48 hours, tens of thousands of people have already signed our petition to stand with Planned Parenthood. Will you join us? Sign the petition now.

I can’t believe I have to send emails about protecting women’s health care in 2015 – but if the Republicans want a fight, we’ll give them one.


Iceland tells an unconfortable truth

Why conscious capitalism doesn't work

See this article, which includes conscious capitalism among other 'fixes' within the capitalist system. An excerpt on conscious capitalism:

"The problem is that these solutions don't work. They may improve the lives of a few people in the short run, but they do nothing to tackle the broad systemic problems that need to be solved. In the long run they may actually make things worse by deepening the reach of inherently divisive market forces. They burnish the meritocratic fa├žade of corporate America while encouraging people to blame themselves for their failure to achieve a comfortable life, rather than empowering them to examine and challenge the political and economic structures that order their lives."

"John Mackey’s model of 'conscious capitalism' [....] is not a solution. It ignores the fundamental imperatives of global capitalism that force every company, conscious or not, to continuously expand, overcome their competitors, and most importantly, earn profits. As researchers like Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister argue, eco-business practices do very little to challenge the way we produce, consume, and dispose of material goods. When we channel our desire to end global warming or rainforest destruction or species extinction through corporations, our desires end up by getting absorbed into business strategies for growth and expansion, strengthening the production-for-profit architecture that’s consuming and destroying the world’s resources. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The regressive pro-life facade

Shit for brains

They created this monster

With their dumbing down of America with reptilian rhetoric. They shouldn't be surprised that their base favors King Reptile and turned whatever sanity was left in their Party to this sort of joke.

Reptilian Republicans

See FO's IPS FB post on this. My comments:

Our lizard brain is useful for fight or flight, and regulating our autonomous processes. But left to itself we'd still be lizards. It is not coincidence that regressive Republican strategy is to activate our lizard to keep us in fight or flight mode. And direct that fight to our peers instead of the real enemy, while fleeing from any hope that things can change for the better. I'm starting to wonder if that insane lizard conspiracy guy (David Icke) isn't right, at least metaphorically.

When Eric suggested we need another Civil War for these cretins, I replied:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vita has talent

Her latest performance on AGT. Wow seems to be the most used adjective for her.