The Westboro Baptist Church went to picket the funerals of the fallen children of the heinous shooting. Proclaiming it was “gods” judgement due to the state standing up for gay marriage. Well, they came face to face with hundreds of Hells Angels. The bikers formed a human wall blocking Westboro from entering. Needless to say, the disrespectful bible thumpers backed down.
I wondered if those people would try and do something like that… Thank you Hells Angels.
Did Mitt Romney just say “your poor” like he has no responsibility for anyone below the poverty line?
I mean, I guess he really thinks that, but WTF, Mittens?
New York, 20th April 2012
ACTA & PIPA are back in a new form called CISPA - it’s moving through the Congress right now and would allow prosecutors to disregard or change any existing law concerning internet safety and protection.
Here is a helpful link explaining the dangers of CISPA.
New York - 19th, April 2012
Fun Fact I: The US was downgraded again today from AA+ to AA by the Rating Firm Egan-Jones - the same firm that was also the first to downgrade the US back in Juli 2011, shortly before Standard&Poor’s did the same.
Fun Fact II: None of the large media outlets bothered to even report this.
Is that because we don’t really care about our rating anymore or are we simply afraid to make it public because we know that this whole bubble of ever-growing debt must at some point implode and probably cause another worldwide crisis?
New York. 04/17/2012
Republicans want to regulate women’s access to contraception and want to deny them their right to have abortions. Republicans would love to impose even stricter regulations on immigrants (illegal or not), they want to restrict our civil liberties even further, all in the name of the war against terror.
The only aspect of life they really want to deregulate is everything that benefits companies and the wealthy in general: less regulation when it comes the environment, the financial sector, health care, housing and much more. The only thing one can expect from a Republican President is the freedom for companies to screw you over without punishment.
and 2% of GOP Senators.
Even though the rule received majority approval in the Senate, Republicans had to show just how out of touch they are, filibustering it.
New York, 16/April/2012
The so-called “Buffett Rule,” which would close loopholes and tax the super-wealthy on a fairer basis than is true right now was, once again, struck down in the Senate by Republican filibustering.
The Rachel Maddow Show did an excellent reporting on this issue tonight. They made the claim that this is not just about the fairer taxation of rich (which will indeed not solve solve our deficit problems by itself) but about the question of whether our democratic system is still able to enact legislation that is highly favored by a large majority of the electorate against corporate money and interests.
The same question can be applied to why oil subsidies are still in place or why the public option was struck down (while it was still favored by a majority of the population).
Money rules our political system and as long as this holds true there can be no real change in this country away from what favors a small fraction of the people towards what favors the large majority.