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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Earl Krugel, American Hero

Earl Krugel was the type of man we need more of. A man who spoke his mind and took actions that matched his words. We are approaching the anniversary of his assasination, This is the time to reflect and ask ourselves, "what am I doing to make the world a better place?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Darryl Issa, Traitor or Simpleton?

BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT Seldom in modern American politics do we have the rancid pleasure to observe the breed of unrepentant cretin that is California House Rep. Darrell Issa. He is the walking embodiment of everything that is wrong with government today. Part Tom DeLay, part Henry Hyde, part carny, part hemorrhoid, Issa is a political sociopath in the purest sense of the word. If you believe in God, then understand that God has one hell of a nasty sense of humor, as evidenced by the fact that, somehow, it was decided that this vicious little weasel shpuld be placed in the chairman's seat of the House Oversight Committee. I could spend a week writing up all the myriad ways this pustule has made it his business to damage the processes of government, and to damage large swaths of the American people, but today's instance pretty much takes the cake, and tells you all you need to know about the man and his methods. FACT: One of the central reasons job growth in America has been stagnating is the fact that House Republicans like Issa have been sitting on job creation bills for one reason: to damage the American economy at the expense of the American worker, blame that damaged economy on President Obama, and hope d hope people are too stupid to see through the ruse. FACT: After last Friday's positive jobs report came out ("positive" these days" being defined as "not completely catastrophic"), denizens of the far right came blazing out of their spider holes to accuse the Obama administration and the Bureau of Labor Statistics of cooking the books to help Mr. Obama's re-election campaign. The accusation was ludicrous on its face, and was championed by such leading economic luminaries as Jack "Durr Hurr" Welch and Donald "The Walking Derp"p. They managed to shoehorn their deranged conspiracy theory into the headlin Boosts Obama, but Some Doubt Numbers" was standard issue in the media during that news cycle), which in itself was a victory for the Forces of Dumb and Insane. ...and then, this. "GOP Plans Congressional Investigation Into September Jobs Number Conspiracy." "GOP," in this instance, being Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee. You can almost hear the thinking: "Focus on jobs creation? Nah, let's launch a BS investigation into the 'Fixed Jobs Numbers' conspiracy theory. After all, how can there be improved jobs numbers when we're sitting on every jobs bill in the House?" M

Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel