Place your bets

November 4, 2012

Paddy Power across the pond is already paying off bets that Obama will win. He’s that confident.

 

Now they’re only taking bets on the “point spread” as it were.

 

Over here our local gambling whiz kid, Nate Silver, has also called it for Obama:

 

 

 

I think bookmakers are far more accurate than any pollsters. After all, it’s their money on the line and they do this for a living.


Hubris

March 12, 2011

The GOP has admitted that anti-union bills, such as those that destroy collective bargaining are not about balancing budgets but all about politics. They’re designed to destroy the unions and defund the Democratic Party so that Obama can be defeated in 2012.

Fascism: Only the elite have democracy, the rest live under an authoritarian dictatorship.
Exactly where do you think *you’re* going to end up?
Don’t vote against your own best interests. Remember to vote the Republicans OUT in 2012, 2014, 2016. Then wait 20 years to see how things stand before you ever consider voting them back in again.

Call a spade a spade, then rip up the card.

March 11, 2011

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/42021054#42021054

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

 

Danger signs of fascism:
1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.
2. Disdain for the importance of human rights.
3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause.
4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism.
5. Rampant sexism.
6. A controlled mass media.
7. Obsession with national security.
8. Religion and ruling elite tied together.
9. Power of corporations protected.
10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated.
11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts.
12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
13. Rampant cronyism and corruption.
14. Fraudulent elections.

***********
1.Instability of capitalist relationships or markets

2.The existence of considerable declassed social elements

3.The stripping of rights and wealth focused upon a specific segment of the population, specifically the middle class and intellectuals within urban areas as this is the group with the means, intelligence and ability to stop fascism if given the opportunity.

4.Discontent among the rural lower middle class (clerks, secretaries, white collar labor). Consistent discontent among the general middle and lower middle classes against the oppressing upper-classes (haves vs have-nots).

5.Hate: Pronounced, perpetuated and accepted public disdain of a specific group defined by race, origin, theology or association.

6.Greed: The motivator of fascism, which is generally associated with land, space or scarce resources in the possession of those being oppressed.

7.Organized Propaganda:

a) The creation of social mythology that venerates (creates saints of) one element of society while concurrently vilifying (dehumanizing) another element of the population through misinformation, misdirection and the obscuring of factual matter through removal, destruction or social humiliation, (name-calling, false accusations, belittling and threats).

b) The squelching of public debate not agreeing with the popular agenda via slander, libel, threats, theft, destruction, historical revisionism and social humiliation. Journalists in particular are terrorized if they attempt to publish stories contrary to the agenda.

********

Now watch the video and then read down through the list over and over until you GET it.

You need to vote. Whatever is required of you to register and vote, just do it. Then vote the fascist bastards OUT. Then we can go about putting the democracy back into the United States. But we have to get rid of the Republicans first and long enough to make a lasting change that even the ignorant and stupid will notice.


Iowans join The Stupids

October 19, 2010

Iowans are being asked (by teabaggers) to vote against several judges because they have ignored the “will of the people” in their rulings.

News folks. The “will of the people” has no place in the court. Judges are only concerned with the “rule of law”, which fortunately overrides the will of the people. Thank goodness. If not, Rosa Parks would have been beaten to the back of the bus, women would still be barefoot in the kitchen, and only rich, white males would vote.

Oh, and Iowa, if you want to get rid of “Activist” judges you might start with those that actually are activists…like Chief Justice Roberts. Just because you don’t agree with a ruling doesn’t make a judge an activist.

Unless you are a fascist. Are you fascist Iowa?

Colorado and Kansas are joining in on the Stupid Wagon for the same reasons.

There’s a reason we have laws.

The judges are staying out of the mess in these states as they feel politicking has no place in the courts and they are right. In fact, all judges should be appointed and not elected in order to avoid any conflicts due to campaign contributions.

So Iowa, Colorado and Kansas. You’ve joined Alaska and Texas in vying for most stupid state in the U.S.

Congratulations.