The idea that we should even consider cutting taxes on the richest 1% is absurd. In a saner world, we would be discussing how much to raise taxes on them.
Unfortunately we live in crazy town where we borrow money from China to spend on tax cuts for the super rich while we destroy Social Security to reduce borrowing and spending.
"You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide."
Oh yeah? Fuck you.
So Pennsylvania's office of Homeland Security has been tracking groups engaged in lawful, peaceful protests, including groups opposed to natural gas drilling, peace activists and gay rights groups. Apparently, these groups are akin to Al Qaeda.
Back the truck the fuck up. What? Are you kidding me? The group who claims responsibility for destroying the WTC towers is the same thing as those who think gay people should be allowed the same rights as straight people, people who are against drilling for natural gas, and peace activists?
For fuck's sake. I guess I'm #1 on the list, then, because I am in favor of all of those. Governor Rendell had this to say:
"Uh, oops. Didn't know about that. I'll, uh... get back to you." (paraphrased)
Pennsylvania is sneaky like that. You see, on the east side you have Philly and the west you have Pittsburgh, and bringing up the center is State College... the city of Penn State University. Those three points are plenty liberal, but everywhere else in the state may as well be Arkansas.
I just came across this, and it's quite moving. I'll let you see for yourself rather than blather on about it.
Looks like someone could use a lesson on the Internets.
From the article:
"As some of you have probably already heard, shortly after Senate Republicans prevented a vote on repealing DADT this afternoon, a commentor identifying himself as "Jimmy" left a derogatory comment ("All fa--ots must die") on the Joe.My.God. website, a popular LGBT-focused blog."
That dipshit was traced, and it turns out the IP belongs to a senate.gov domain in Atlanta.
How professional and wonderful of our government employees to throw their hate all over the place from their workplace, no less.
From the Associated Press comes a report that tells us what we already know...
If the global economy were a 100-yard dash, the U.S. would start 23 yards behind its closest competitors because of health care that costs too much and delivers too little, a business group says in a report to be released Thursday.