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Santorum Says Dutch Hospitals Murder Their Patients!

By Frank Glenn Rick Santorum said in a speech this week that people in the Netherlands are afraid to go to the hospital there because 50% of them are involuntarily put to death when they go there — for any reason.  The Dutch just can’t believe this guy is considered a serious political candidate in the United States.  Welcome to Uncle Cracker land, guys!

This guy is certainly a liar — but he is also either stupid — or crazy!

Maybe he all three.  Liar.  Stupid.  Crazy.  Anyway — he’s history now.  I can’t even imagine a warped billionaire would bet millions on a double-loser lame political horse.  Santorum probably thinks he enhanced his chances of being a serious candidate next Presidential election.  I can’t really see him working another job, either.  But — truthfully — I think he spent this whole year proving to the American people that he is an untrustworthy, unstable, tone-deaf ideologue who has not place within 5,000 miles of the White House.  In other words – he should be out of the country — but who would have him?

If the Federal Reserve Had Bailed Out the Homeowners Instead of Wall Street Banks, the Country Would Be Booming Now!

By Frank GlennIf the Federal Reserve had taken the $16 trillion dollars it used to bail out Wall Street banks and giant corporations and bailed out Middle Class homeowners instead, it could have paid off every mortgage owed by everybody in America and still had enough money left over to buy anybody who didn’ t have a house but wanted one — a free and clear house.

Think of it.  All the banks,  their credit swap insurers, and anybody else who was on the hook for mortgage loans that went bad –  would have been saved!

It would not have cost a dime more.  And everybody in America owned their homes “free and clear” — and would have had tons of equity to do whatever they wanted –  and the economy would have been booming!  I repeat — it would not have cost one penny more than the Federal Reserve already loaned out.  Just used it differently!

Too bad they didn’t use the money that way.  The recession would be long past.  And even the 1% would be raking in     the money like legal bandits they have always fancied them to be.  And the license to steal would again have become the license to strike it rich — legally.  Only they would have had to do it the old-fashioned way.  Work for it and earn it.

Maybe that would have taken too long?

 

The GOP Is Intellectually and Morally Bankrupt!

By Robert SextonNone of the GOP ideas for the economy and the middle class in the last 30 years have worked for anybody but them and their rich friends.   And now everyone knows it.

What would you do if you were a Republican?  Hate women, abuse children, harass Latinos, blacks, and other minorities?

Freak out about homosexuals, fight gay marriage, ban abortion and contraception and family planning. Repeal healthcare, minimum wage, unemployment insurance, workmen’s compensation,  pre-natal care, and child labor laws.  Break unions, kill public education.  Outlaw every religion except your own.  Ban all the rest.  Oh, yes, and  lower taxes on your campaign contribution sugar daddies, end regulation, and profiitize every government function you can — and then abandon all all the rest of government except the part that gives the  no-bid contracts that over pay you and the economic royalists you shill for.  Sound like the perfect world?  By all means, do vote Republican next November, then!

Romney Crowd At Ford Stadium in Detroit Underwhelming!

Either Willard Mitt Romney or his campaign officials are disastrously managing the Romney campaign.  They rent Ford Stadium, a venue where the Detroit Lions of the NFL perform on Sundays, capable of holding 65,500 people, schedule a campaign event, and then when the evidence suggests they are going to have a hard time drawing a respectable crowd, rather than cancel, move, or reschedule the stop, they down-size it and put it between the 35 yard line and the goal posts — and plan for tight shots to make it look packed — and they still don’t draw enough people to fill the 1200 folding chair seats they packed in close to the stage to make it look well-attended.  Either this campaign is falling off the cliff  by virtue of its own dead-weight – or its being pushed off the cliff expeditiously  by an incompetent campaign staff.  Maybe both.  Cracker-ville may yet get its wish.  Santorum for President!

The Big Winners in the Arizona GOP Debate

Frank Byronn Glenn — I think the big winner was Obama.  Every debate these GOP candidates have, they just further reveal how unworthy they are to be President of the United States, and how unworthy as human beings they are to even be seriously considered for such an esteemed post.  I feel sorry for the Republicans. What happened to all the conservative candidates with the qualifications and the gravitas to be Commander-In-Chief and run the country?  They are probably keeping their heads down, waiting for the crazy-foo fever to get over with — and then see if there is even a Republican party left to run as a candidate for in 2016.  Good luck, Repugnant ones!

Santorum Blows the Racist Dog Whistle — Invokes the French Revolution!

Rick Santorum, the right wing un-presidential candidate, blew the racist dog-whistle by reminding the toadies that follow him around that we have a black man in the “white” house. Now of course he knew it would be hard to portray President Obama as an “angry” black man, which is usually the scare tactic those cretins use to inflame racist fear and hatred, so he described Obama’s occasional assertiveness as “pushing us around”, and said that if we let him keep it up and he got what he wanted, the next thing we know,  it would be the French Revolution all over again. And he would do the same thing to us and the churches now as the French government had done to them during the French revolution. Or something like that.

I think he  may be a little confused about who did what to whom back then.

Hey, Rick.  The heads of the church had their heads cut off right along with their buddies and co-oppressors, the French noblemen and noblewomen because they were all on the same team — abusing the common people and perpetuating social and  financial inequality and injustice.  Sound familiar!

Obama Proposes Tax Cut for Corporations in Response To Taxation and Income Inequality

By Frank Byronn Glenn President Obama’s proposal to lower the corporate income tax rate is fraught with peril.  It may even be disingenuous.

The marginal tax rate today is 35%.  When John F. Kennedy was sworn in as President in 1960, the marginal tax rate was 91%.  He proposed that because of the excessive tax breaks and loop-holes enjoyed by corporations and wealthy individuals we could lower the official marginal tax rate to, say, 72%, eliminate the loop-holes and come out the  same or  perhaps with even more revenue.  Cut the tax rate, he said, and broaden the base.

That’s what Obama is saying.

It is true that the idea could work – in a vacuum.  The reality is that once you lower the marginal tax rate and change or eliminate a few loop-holes, the inexorable process of lobbyists pressing for new loop-holes and tax breaks – or restoration of the old ones – begins in earnest.

That same mantra has been used by the spend and cut Republicans since the 1960′s.  It never works. The end result is just lower tax rates and the same or more tax breaks and loop-holes for rich people, because Congress, when the curtain is drawn back, basically represent the interests of their largest campaign contributors.

There may be a carrot and a stick silver lining, however, and that’s what I am hoping.  If, as the pre-release press suggests, the incentives to out-source jobs to an incentive to bring jobs back to the United States, then this deal with the devil still may benefit American workers to some degree — over time.

 

Mothers Get Trans-Vaginal Probes — Fathers Get Bailing Wire Cytoscopies!

By Peter Le ForceI thought the market for crazy had nearly all but collasped with this year’s GOP presidential campaign circus act, but now a bunch of old gray (and probably no longer sexually active  Republican) men are all excited about trans-vaginally probing (and trans-vaginally anything-elsing, I would be betting) women who are pregnant and considering an abortion.  They had no women testify about the issue – just men.

To the extent that this is an idea acceptable to Republicans, let me propose just one small mini-amendment,  as an insurance policy for the effectiveness of this electrifying plan.

Since we have the humilation and shame reverse incentives in place for women, let’s take the fathers by force, tie them down and give them Bailing Wire Cytoscopies.  Let’s face it, most mothers would have had a hard time getting pregnant with out the aiding and abetting of a male somewhere in the neighborhood. And men already understand the two male credos we live by: 1) no pain no gain;  2)  what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

My bet is a few men would actually die in the process.  The ones that live, however,  will probably behave in a more circumspect manner going forward.

Vote on that, oh,  male-dominated trans-vaginal probe committee!  And cytoscopy forth — in good cheer!

 

NOTE:  (for those of you who are not familiar with the term “cytoscopy”, it’s like a colonscopy, only they do it on the front end – to pry, prod, peak and poke around in your nether regions – for anomalies, tumors or other nondescript, un-unecessary and not wanted appendages in your kidneys and bladder)

 

 

 

Santorum and Buddy Franklin Graham Continue GOP Kabooki Dance!

By Bifford Caulfield Santorum spoke over the President’s Day weekend that the reason democrats (primarily that monster, Obama) want pre-natal care for women is because it’s just their big ruse to have doctor’s declare babies health-compromised in some way such that they can use fear tactics to scare women into having abortions for their troubled fetuses — all because the cheap democrats just don’t want to spend money on healthcare for the poor little persons once they are born.  Democrats want to abort these babies  so they won’t  have to spend money on healthcare for them.  Yo, Rick.  Got some news for you brother:  Republicans are the ones who are all about denying pregnant women and new mothers and their babies healthcare.  And poor people — and blacks– and Latinos — and unemployed — and disabled people, etc. ect.

Point of information, Ricky:  Democrats are all for spending as much money as it takes to provide families healthcare, even if it means — gasp! — taxing the millionaires and billionaires a few pennies more.  Get real, oh disingenuous one!

And now, Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, has stated that Obama must not be a Christian even though he says he is, because islamists consider him a muslim because he had a muslim father  — and that makes him one.  Islamists believe this, he says, so it must be — or at least could very possibly — be true.

My theory is that when the Rapture did not come in May, 2011, like scheduled.  These right wing republican evangelist fanatics have come down with a deep, maniacal depression and have spiraled into “Lack-of-Rapture” cabin fever because the great escape from this prison planet on earth they have helped create for everyone has been denied them.  It is just too boring and too limited here o earth to tolerate — and it has driven them stark raving crazy!  No other explanation!  They certainly are crazy.  The real question is why are we even listening to these lunatics and why are we putting them on TV?

Santorum Sugar Daddy Foster Friess – Aspirin Between Knees Only Contraception Needed!

By Johnny Tremaine — Rick Santorum’s Mr. Sugar,  Foster Friess,  drove sexism and poor taste to an exalted state in his interview with Angela Mitchell recently, saying that in simpler times birth control was much cheaper.  All you had to do was give a woman an aspirin and make her hold it between her knees until the, uh,  opportunity passed — and she wouldn’t get pregnant. He chortled at his own wittiness when he said it. In other words,  if  women would just quit spreading their legs at the drop of a hat, birth control, abortion, and I presume – world hunger – would all be eliminated from the planet.  In other words, if there weren’t so many sluts, the world would be all right.  I wonder how long that old, rich idiot’s brain has been dying.  Those words will be heard around the world in three days and Santorum’s so-called campaign will become an even bigger joke than it already was in counties where people’s brains are still functioning and the average education level attained is above second grade.   If these people weren’t so wealthy, many of them would be whiling their days away out at the state hospital:  whitling, belching, drooling, and passing gas indiscriminately.  In other words, spending their time more productively than usual  – for them.

Then he said he did not know what all the fuss about sex was.  Understandable — particularly when you are a hundred and five and can no longer find anyone interested in having sex with you – even if you pay them a preposterously large amount of money.  What rock did this lizard crawl out from under – and how can he see in all that daylight that he’s unaccustomed to experiencing.