While over at The Dish reading their best of for yesterday, I was quite happy to read about how Benjamin Netanyahu, the GOP, and the Israeli right, have overplayed their hand concerning the political talks going on with Iran. I have long seen the Israeli right as being an immoral force in politics. The only difference between Netanyahu and a thug is that he has some political power behind him. If we are ever going to navigate the murky political waters of the Middle East, we need to isolate him and what he represents.
The above article is a Huffington Post about how political advocacy groups connected to the Koch brothers are projected to spend nearly a billion dollars on the 2016 election. If you wonder how we can have a Senate where almost 50% of Senators believe that human behavior does not contribute to climate change, among other senseless beliefs, look no further. It is fucking troubling…
I just saw the above article over at Huffpo. My senses were shocked, but I am not surprised. Please remember that this is not because we are lacking sufficient wealth. This is because we have allowed income disparity to reach ridiculous levels. We also prioritize so many of the wrong things, like military might that far exceeds any sense of reality. How can we let some people live like feudal lords, while so many children live in poverty? It makes no sense. It lacks all common decency. I remember on the Daily Show when, in one of the bits, they mentioned that income inequality was higher here, between white and black people at least, than it was in Apartheid South Africa. That is why for the rest of my life, and even if I was to die and be reincarnated several times over, I could never support the GOP. I’m not saying Democrats don’t have their own issues, but the GOP seems to carry on as if this is not a part of an ever present reality for so many Americans. It’s a flag, not a blindfold.
This article from Think Progress is about how the new Congress will add 56 people that either deny climate change or question the science behind it. This is when 97% of scientists have reached agreement on this topic. This is after a year that globally is possibly the warmest year in recorded history. Did we really just elect a bunch of people that deny overwhelming scientific evidence? Is the earth flat? Does the sun revolve around the earth? Are we still in the Middle Ages? Maybe these congressional wizards can bring new light to these questions as well…
Conservatives Grudgingly Praise Warren, Pelosi For Opposing ‘Wall Street Giveaway’
Even if they only picked off a couple, this is exactly the kind of thing Democrats need to be doing. They need to be using populist language. Even more so they need to be trying to past populist legislation and instill their words with true integrity and meaning. Thank heavens Elizabeth Warren is speaking out.
The above clip of Lewis Black on Black Friday exposes the absurdity of Fox News. Apparently Fox News is coming down hard on workers that want off on Thanksgiving, but not on corporate stores that are forced to be open…
One day I hope that those that support the Republican Party, who aren’t rich, will wake up and see how it in no way, shape, or form represents the average American.
A pretty funny article that is all too true about the current Republican leadership and their plans. It says the Republican immigration plan is to turn America into, “somewhere no one wants to live.”
Hat tip to Kevin Russell