We have referenced Phil Davis on a number of occasions. In fact we have ripped off some whole posts (always with credit) of his. In fact we ripped this from Zero Hedge. For those who have not heard of him, he is a money man. In other words he makes money by making more money. That's some of why we follow his thoughts on occasion. Anyone that can make money making money is obviously smarter than we are. But we have learned that regardless of party affiliation or media favorite, if you want to know the truth, "FOLLOW THE FREAKING MONEY", for Example:
The creating jobs problem (?????) as fed to the public by politicians and the media? There is no freaking creating jobs problem!!!! American companies are creating thousands of jobs. They are just doing it in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, you know, anywhere they are allowed to employ slave labor and engage in child abuse. NO PROBLEM!!!
Then they take what they made over "there" and bring it back "over here" and sell it to us at a 30% or more mark (don't count the corporate welfare) up and complain how American labor is not treating them fairly.
And whats really funny, I mean like rolling on the floor laughing my ass of hysterical, the incestuous corporate/government alliance has sufficiently propagandized more than half the freaking nation and a bunch of folk called Tea Partiers and small business into believing that getting screwed without KY is "good for them"!
Jeez, and they want to get rid of the Department of Education TOO???
Sorry, another rant. Heres Phil (emphasis ours):
I have rode a number of runs with Artie. Respect both, his riding and his thinking.
I will defend to the death the right of anyone to freely speak their views (although I may kick their ass afterward! LOL!). Unpopular opinions and ideas being able to be freely voiced is what makes America great. Sometimes such ideals /opinions make our blood boil, but I never want to say that "individuality is great just as long as we are all doing it together". I absolutely abhor the Westboro protesters and the venue they have chosen as a time and place to spew their venomous hatred. As a Christian who has personally experienced the love of God in my own personal life, i will never understand nor agree with their hideous views. I applaud the Supreme Court's decision because the abridging of free speech is a slippery slope that I was greatly fearful that America was about to go down and in doing so drop the Constitution/Bill of Rights into the shredder, for to go there was to never be able to return.
By the same token, I am proud to be a member of the Patriot Guard Riders whose "original" mission has always been to shield the families from the hatred of the protesters, and in doing so, also expressing our viewpoints in deed and actions. As per the Constitution, what's good for the goose is also good for the gander.
While my viewpoint and the decision of the Supreme Court may not be popular at this moment, the bigger picture of what America is and will be in the future is more important than this current controversy which one day shall pass, and when it has passed, has not harmed or abridged our Constitutional Rights in the future. Once again, the wisdom of our nation's founders as espoused in the great documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution have shown that such awesome ideas and ideals can continue to survive the tests of time.God Bless America. Amen.Artie HamlinAdd to Technorati Favorites
Well you didn't think the Koch brothers were only interested in Wisconsin did you?
If you would have read this post:Supreme court, going once, twice SOLD......
you would know better.
See they buy judges too!
And you didn't think the Koch brother are the only ones that do this did you?
Then you haven't read thisCitizens United vs. fec, corporations allowed to block EGYPT coverage? All about the money
or this Why the General Electric, Obama connection is just the tip of the ...
or thisLockheed Martin: We Never Forget What We’re Working For
However we must applaud the Koch brothers ingenuity as we can't think of another corporate entity that took Henry Ford ingenuity and created a mass movement of the misinformed, i.e. "Tea Party" to support their endeavors at redistributing the wealth to the wealthier. See
here. Oh please see it, it is so good.
And there are many who have probably not actually looked at what a low spend, low tax economy can create.
Say for instance, Texas,
Krugman points to the "Texas Miracle" and it's not-so-miraculous aftermath:
Unfortunately, that's not a question that concerns the Koch Brothers or President Obama's Economic Adviser, Jeff Immelt of GE - they are outsourcing their labor and they can't wait for the day when American schools begin to turn out graduates who will live 8 to a room in a factory dormitory and work 12-hour shifts at $2 per hour. It's called "Putting America Back to Work" and there are armies of lobbyists either lining the pockets or twisting the arms of each and every Congressman you'll see on TV over the next two days.in low-tax, low-spending Texas, the kids are not all right. The high school graduation rate, at just 61.3 percent, puts Texas 43rd out of 50 in state rankings. Nationally, the state ranks fifth in child poverty; it leads in the percentage of children without health insurance. And only 78 percent of Texas children are in excellent or very good health, significantly below the national average... The really striking thing about all this isn’t the cruelty — at this point you expect that — but the shortsightedness. What’s supposed to happen when today’s neglected children become tomorrow’s work force?
Now that is DEMOCRACY in action dont'cha think (you have to see our next post stuff you really won't like)?Add to Technorati Favorites
Looks like the Patriot Guards Original Mission will not be completed any time soon.
Washington (CNN) -- A Kansas church that attracted nationwide attention for its angry, anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. military members has won its appeal at the Supreme Court, an issue testing the competing constitutional rights of free speech and privacy.
The justices, by an 8-1 vote, said Wednesday that members of Westboro Baptist Church had a right to promote what they call a broad-based message on public matters such as wars. The father of a fallen Marine had sued the small church, saying those protests amounted to targeted harassment and an intentional infliction of emotional distress.
"Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and -- as it did here -- inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority.
At issue was a delicate test between the privacy rights of grieving families and the free speech rights of demonstrators, however disturbing and provocative their message. Several states have attempted to impose specific limits on when and where the church members can protest.
The church, led by pastor Fred Phelps, believes God is punishing the United States for "the sin of homosexuality" through events including soldiers' deaths. Members have traveled the country shouting at grieving families at funerals and displaying such signs as "Thank God for dead soldiers," "God blew up the troops" and "AIDS cures fags."
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