Employers Use Obamacare as an Excuse to deny workers health care and even cut hours, to avoid paying for health care. Some turn around and spend it on free pizzas for a football team, so maybe they can afford it?.
Obamacare: Better Than Nothing?
House Republicans are wasting a lot of taxpayer money grandstanding to fight Obamacare, even willing to “shut down the government” over it. They’d like us all to think it’s some commie liberal plan to give us all free health care. No, that would have been the “public option” which I would much rather have had than this privatized bullshit that was written by insurance companies and basically is the same as we have now with the HMO deciding what’s covered and what is not. Big surprise the sellout Democrat who wrote this shit with the insurance and pharma co’s left office? Rotten privatized bullshit and they want to pretend it’s socialism, when really, it’s a strange hybrid of fascist socialism where it’s socialism for corporations and capitalism for the rest of us. They’re busting our unions and sending the middle class onto the dole, now they want to blame poor people for our debt?
Those who opposed Social Security and Medicare were not able to get rid of it politically, so they found ways to profit off those programs and it has turned into a multi headed beast that is bankrupting our treasury as even luxury items are “Voucher billed.”
Liberty Face Palm. Image: "Lady Liberty is Crying," www.writerscafe.org
Dear President Obama, and any other Democrat in office, who thinks “bipartisan” means caving in to hysterical Republican demands and giving away the farm, for a few measly overdue bits of scraps.
So, the memo has gone out. “Fiscal Cliff” is the new code, to scare people about the economy. Let us keep our tax handouts to the richest 1%, or we’ll threaten you with economic calamity and drive you off a financial cliff. We’ll threaten to crash your economy. Again.
Didn’t you do that to us already? Ooh. Pass TARP or you won’t be able to get any more loans! Okay. We passed it. Economy still went down the toilet! Do we need a rush on the banks? Just take all our money OUT of Wall Street’s Casino?
Is the GOP a Threat to National Security? Did the wars make us more secure? Some argue, it has actually made us less safe.
"The woman who sent a picture of American caskets from Iraq that ran in the Seattle Times (and was then spread around the Web) got fired for it. During the Bush/Cheney regime, the public were not allowed to see the horrors of war." via: The Memory Hole
"I been forced to write my own laws, and you violated one in there. I just have to find you guilty of contempt of cop." Bumper Morgan, Joseph Wambaugh's eponymous Blue Knight, justifying his brutal assault on a young man who had casually insulted him. Image from: http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2010/09/criminals-with-badges-denvers.html
From the OC Weekly:
“Both the Anaheim police officers who shot and killed 25 year-old Manuel Diaz on July 21 and the other who killed 21 year-old Joel Acevedo the very next day on July 22 are no longer on paid administrative leave. Continue Reading…
Anaheim Police Take Aim at Unarmed Civilians.
The Mayor of Anaheim has a problem. First a police attack dog unleashed on women and children, then like a dog
with a taste for blood, Anaheim police have killed an unarmed civilian - again. This time, just miles from
Disneyland. Eight killings just this year. The first victim this last weekend, twenty-something Manuel Diaz,
reportedly shot in the back of the head and left to gasp for breath on the ground. Pronounced
dead on arrival at the hospital. 24 hours later, on Sunday, a second man, reportedly shot - "execution style"
in the back, according to new reports that the family has filed a lawsuit. Continue Reading...
Photo: Pinups For Justice
As Rush Limbaugh’s sweaty, red faced corporate sponsors found out in a hurry, don’t piss off the sluts. Dropped like a hot potato, Rush is left to scramble around back peddling and mincing his way through the misogynistic hellhole he’s dug for himself. The Emperor, it seems, has no clothes. As dittoheads try to wrap their brains around how to justify his behavior, like any abuser, they out themselves. All we sluts have to do, is sit back and watch the show. And pass the popcorn.
So now, we have a triangulation of scandal, sex, and boycott – just enough – for We, The People to maybe get it? There is power in the boycott. There is history, in the boycott. We vote with our wallets. It’s really the only language those who value money over people understand.
Montgomery Bus Boycott, blackpast.org
So let’s fight fire, with fire.
Boycott Power. Boycott Greed. Especially dirty power. Boycott those who think they are above others, who think it’s okay to abuse others. To pollute our water, our air, and think nothing of crashing our economy overnight. Just ask Greece or Ireland. Continue Reading…
Liberty Leading the People (Detail) 1. Eugene Delacroix. www.eugenedelacroix.org
Back in the ’60’s, there was an awakening about war and other social issues, like what’s happening now, only they had more of a Free Press, and actual war reporting rather than just “embedded” press agents. How is the average person’s story told today? How are our voices heard? How do we find out what’s going on?
Cost of War. Andmagazine.com
It seems the entertainment industry is “uncomfortable with the internet.” They don’t like people freely sharing entertainment? They sound like a bunch of crybabies, just like the Wall Street dudes in diapers we highlighted earlier. I find it hard to have sympathy for their whining, when the people they want to penalize are the end user, the people who enjoy and buy their products, rather than those who are making a buck off those same users, who are sharing those products.
Palomino Road is observing the Internet Blackout today, in protest of SOPA and PIPA.