Friday, April 20, 2012

Headlines - Friday April 20

Your tax dollars at work
In disturbing, never-before-seen undercover video footage leaked to PETA, instructors with a company called Tier 1 Group, which was hired by the U.S. Coast Guard, are seen breaking and cutting off the limbs of live goats with tree trimmers, stabbing the animals, and pulling out their internal organs
Exactly why this is no surprise:

A U.S. congressional panel approved about $33 billion in cuts over 10 years from food stamp benefits, in a largely symbolic and highly partisan vote opposed by committee Democrats and by anti-poverty groups.

CUT FOOD for the poor, raise spending for the military to blow people up, and give tax cuts to the rich – lol @ republicans calling themselves "Christians" – you are literally the polar opposite to everything Jesus stood for, everything. You are Anti-Christs.


The Vatican has appointed an American bishop to rein in the largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States, saying that an investigation found that the group had "serious doctrinal problems."… "I'm stunned," said Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby founded by sisters. Her group was also cited in the Vatican document, along with the Leadership Conference, for focusing its work too much on poverty and economic injustice, while keeping "silent" on abortion and same-sex marriage.



Chicago Cardinal refuses to condemn comparison of Obama to Hitler, Stalin


Romney to give commencement speech at Falwell's Liberty U

Romney 2002: "I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard."

Romney 2012: "I believe people understand that I'm firmly pro-life," he said in a debate that same month.

Keep in mind that this isn't just a speech. It's the commencement address. Meaning, you get a speaker that you know clicks with your values. And Mitt Romney does not click with any of the values held by the Jerry Falwell crowd.

Now sure, the Mormon leadership clicks quite well with the Falwell crowd - both are extreme agents of intolerance. So on a basic hate level, the religious right and the Mormons have a lot in common. But not only is Mitt Romney untrue to the religious right, he hasn't exactly toed the Mormon line on gay rights or abortion over the years (which is typical Romney trying to have it both ways). Sure, he does toe the line now that's he's trying to win the nomination of a political party over-run by extreme conservatives. But historically Romney has been uber pro-gay and pro-choice.

Then what the heck is he doing speaking at Liberty University?

The answer is in the invite. The religious right is about as true to Christianity (and their own professed values) as Mitt Romney is to any of his previously professed beliefs. The very fact that the Falwell crowd would invite Mitt Romney, an arch liberal who shares none of their values, a man who once claimed to be more pro-gay then Ted Kennedy, to give a speech only given by those who share their values, shows why in the end Romney and the religious right are really the perfect fit.

Both are family values posers.



Is There Any Evil That Goldman Sachs Did Not Profit From?

It doesn't seem like it, since Goldman Sachs was sitting on the board of a company that makes money from running a website that is the leading website for human trafficking in the U.S.A.

Goldman Sachs owed about 15% of Village Voice Media, which owned the website. Even though they knew about the human trafficking for at least two years, Goldman did nothing until they were scorched by Nicholas Kristof's initial column. That's when Goldman sold off its interest in VVM as fast as it could.

Goldman Sachs made their money and then cut and ran when the heat was turned on. Rather than try to do something positive, such as pushing VVM to shut down the fucking website (remember, Goldman had a seat on the board of figureheads directors), they just cashed out and ran away.

By this point in time, would anybody be surprised if it were alleged that Goldman Sachs had an investment in the
Sinaloa Cartel?


Ted Nugent is being hauled before the Secret Service today to answer questions about statements he made that many interpreted as threats to assassinate President Obama. Not surprisingly, Christian outpost World Net Daily thinks that's OK. Check out their petition.

Whereas, Nugent faces an investigation by the Secret Service for allegedly threatening the commander in chief even though he was only using metaphors to accentuate his irrefutable message: America is in deep trouble, and its citizens must act;

Whereas, he, nevertheless, has stood by his remarks and further condemned "power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise" him because he has the "audacity to speak the truth";

Whereas, Nugent has brought attention to the gravity of this moment in American history by provocatively stating that if Obama remains in the White House he "will either be dead or in jail by this time next year";

We, the undersigned, wholeheartedly stand behind Ted Nugent and urge all Americans to follow his example and use their own gifts, resources and unique platforms to help ensure that Barack Obama is not given the opportunity to destroy the world's greatest nation.


The Tennessee state senate has unanimously passed a bill that outlaws preventing students from expressing religious beliefs in class. Critics say the bill is a transparent attempt to crowbar Christian indoctrination into public schools.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Kerry Roberts of Springfield was approved 29-0 on Wednesday. The companion bill is awaiting a vote on the House floor. Roberts says the proposal requires school districts to treat a student's religious expression the same as they would a secular viewpoint. Students would also have access to school facilities to organize student prayer groups or other religious gatherings. Democratic Sen. Beverly Marrero of Memphis, who abstained from voting, questioned whether the bill is "trying to make schools similar to Sunday schools."

RELATED: Last month the Tennessee senate approved a bill that will allow teachers to advocate for creationism and against climate change.


Meet the Conservative White Men

How much longer into the future can these shows last if they continue to target only the 65 and older, conservative demographic?


Mitt Romney gave a speech at a shuttered factory in Ohio today wherein he blamed President Obama for failing to reopen the factory.

The only problem is the factory closed under Bush in 2008.

LORAIN, Ohio — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has visited a factory in suburban Cleveland that closed in 2008 when George W. Bush was still in the White House, and blamed President Barack Obama for failing to reopen it in more than three years in office. [...]

Now the vast plant stands nearly empty, and Romney said that's evidence of the failure of the president's policies to get the country working again.

Of course we all know the Obama presidency actually started in 2007 at the beginning of the recession and everything is his fault. At least that's what the Right Wing wants you to believe.


Allen West is a war criminal and a disgrace to the uniform he once wore and the Officers Oath he once took, but we won't allude to his criminal past by comparing him to a rabid dog and we won't say that rabid dogs ought to be gunned down in the street and their corpses incinerated to stop the spread of the fatal virus they carry, and by the way it's your own fault for not shooting that rabid dog if it comes into your house and pisses on your couch. That would be wrong. And bad. Even if it would be okay under his interpretation of the First Amendment. So we're not saying any of that.

Speaking of Allen West -- he isn't backing off of calling us commies (fucker was in the military -- we dare him to find a more socialist institution in the US of A, sez the one of us who gets free healthcare already and thinks you should, too). Instead he's doubling down and standing by his assertion, but he still won't name names. He may be a ridiculous shitbag and a piss-poor excuse for a human being, but he's not stupid enough to court a censure, unfortunately. 


At a campaign fundraiser last week, Tea Party Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) warned attendees that President Obama would commit treason if reelected in November.

Fitzpatrick was listing the reasons why voters should not support the President, and for reason number three, he told the audience that President Obama would have no qualms auctioning off state secrets to foreign countries.

The Huffington Post flagged Fitzpatrick's comments, which were distributed by the progressive advocacy group Credo SuperPAC: "When he left the microphone on in Russia, we all heard what he said … left unrestrained, without the inhibitions of the next election — he'd have flexibility, he said, flexibility to do what he wants to do. Whether it's trade away … the secrets of our national intelligence, to, what he could do to the United States Supreme Court in the next four years."

Selling state secrets is treason — a capital offense, punishable by death. Accusing the president of conspiring to commit treason is a stretch, even by Tea Party standards. Fitzpatrick was extrapolating wildly from an off-the-cuff remark made by President Obama to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that was captured by a TV network's microphone.

Ironically, it's Fitzgerald who has run into some constitutional hot water. He and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) failed to be sworn into office last January before casting votes on the house floor, a move that Republicans had to scramble to fix by passing a resolution.


Romney Firm Too Busy Firing People For Not Being Mormon To Create Those Jobs He Keeps Talking About

panty clause

What kind of underwear do you have on? Are they magical? No? Outta here! Bain Capital, a job creating powerhouse established by America's number one job creator Mitt Romney, is being sued by a group of people that claim they were fired for not being part of the Mormon church (LDS). This rogue group of secular sweat hogs were threatening the very foundation of ethics and morals Bain was built on. It was time to call out Romney Rooter and snake out these infiltrators of normalcy and make sure that the pains in Bain go mainly down the drain.

Curtis Toone and Mike Scott are two of Bain's most elite 'cleaners.' The dynamic duo were dispatched to the scene where the 52- to 62-year-old non-Mormon terrorists were running amok converting everyone they touched to free-balling philanderers. Ex-employee David McCurdy is one of the tribal warriors set on destroying the job creation power station. His four disciples follow closely behind waving their litigious wands, casting spells and wearing boxer briefs. Luckily for Bain, they were caught and expelled before they could do anymore harm, but these employees already established their litigation lair and are ready to have the ultimate battle between good and evil.

So why are they suing exactly?

"SCP partners, in particular Curtis Toone and Mike Scott, made comments about religion and questioned the beliefs of Plaintiffs and other employees."

The five ex-employees of Bain are asking for $5.35 million in damages for breach of oral contract, discrimination, promissory estoppel and retaliation and $5 million more for "mental and emotional distress." The plaintiffs claim they had an oral agreement for a five year employment contract with raises over time. Bain claims, 'nuh uh'. Seven months into their alleged five year contract, the plaintiffs were released from their duties with the explanation that Bain would no longer be making investments in the senior housing industry. One of Bain's golden rules to making profits is to hire people four years and five months longer than their assigned task. The plaintiffs are represented by Ann Foster, with Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, of Portland. Everyone knows when it comes to anything oral, Tongue is the best. [Courthouse News]


Pope Yells at Nuns For Acting Too Much Like Jesus, Not Enough Like Pope

Nothing but top-notch poping from your Nazi Pope.

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