Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me and I welcome their hatred.-FDR

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another Reason to Thank Liberals

Increases in minimum wages.

Washington will be the first state to require a minimum wage of more than $9 an hour when it joins seven other states on Sunday in automatically adjusting salaries to keep up with inflation.

More than a million low-wage U.S. workers will see their hourly pay go up after the adjustment but many will remain mired in the ranks of the working poor in a country where nearly one-in-six live below the poverty line, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

Based on a typical 2,000-hour work year, the wage increases that take effect on New Year's Day in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington translate into annual salaries for minimum-wage workers of between $15,280 and $18,080.

Remember, this is to keep up with inflation. As prices go up, so should salaries. Businesses would never do this on their own, they need liberals in the government and at the polls to constantly force them to do the right thing. So to workers making minimum wage: your welcome.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Patriot of the Year

Yes the award should go to the protesters around the world and in the US, but the award usually goes to one or in one case two people. I think one person inspired patriotism the most and that person is:

Elizabeth Warren

She announced that she is running for the great Ted Kennedy's old seat in Massachusetts being held by Scott "look at me I drive a truck" Brown. But she made a great point this year and it is worth quoting:

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there—good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for."

So thank you future Senator Elizabeth Warren, 2011's award goes to you!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart."

-Anne Frank, speaking like a true liberal.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Idiot of the Week


This is really awful. Politifact, which is supposed to police false claims in politics, has announced its Lie of the Year — and it’s a statement that happens to be true, the claim that Republicans have voted to end Medicare.

Politifact has turned into the "Ministry of Truth", the only truth is what they say is true.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Global War"on Christmas"ming

Fewer white Christmases.

Looks like they are becoming rarer elsewhere in North America too, according to a recent analysis of weather records by Environment Canada. Researchers examined data from 1964 to 2009 and found that the chances of more than 2 centimeters of snow on the ground on December 25th had declined by a quarter.

Our grandchildren maybe asking us "what is snow?" someday. I wish I was wrong about the whole global warming thing, but science says the Earth is warming and that's all that matters. What we need to do is eliminate fossil fuels altogether and go with alternative fuels instead.

Better World

Monday, December 19, 2011

Idiot of the Week

Jerome Isaac

Overnight, a 47-year-old man smelling of gasoline went into a police station and implicated himself in Gillespie's death, Browne said. The suspect, Jerome Isaac, told police he set her on fire because she owed him $2,000 for some work he had done for her, Browne said.

What a terrible asshole, I hope he rots in jail forever!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bill Hicks Day Quote

I posted this a year ago and I post this today on Bill Hicks Day.

The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.
-Bill Hicks

Happy 50th Birthday William Melvin Hicks!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Romney and the KKK

Romney is in trouble.

It's the type of coincidence every politician dreads. On Tuesday, political commenters reported that one of Romney's go-to campaign catch-phrases, "Keep America American," was a central theme of Ku Klux Klan publications in the 1920s, and served as a rallying cry for the white supremacist group's campaign of violence and intimidation against black Americans, as well as Catholics, gay people and Jews.

I for one doubt any coincidence, just about everything Republicans do and say is a racist dog whistle to racists.

Of course the folks at MSNBC have turned into pussies.

MSNBC issued a formal apology to Mitt Romney on Dec. 14 after a report during the morning broadcast that compared a slogan of the presidential candidate's to a slogan used by the Ku Klux Klan.

There is no comparing, it's equating, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE KKK SAID! If racism and bigotry is ever going to be stopped, racists and bigots must be exposed. And shame on Mitt Romney for the slogan and MSNBC for apologizing for being right.

Dropped the Ball

I was going to post some stuff on Bill Hicks this week, but I forgot to post it. I will post stuff tomorrow, sorry Bill.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Depicting a picture of Obama who has a black dad and a white mother of being a "half black, half white" skunk makes you a racist. Please don't try to justify this, just accept the "racist" label.

Idiot of the Week

Pancreatic Cancer

Hicks died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32.

This week will be a tribute to the comedian Bill Hicks, RIP.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Idiot of the Week

Herman Cain

Looks like the HUMAN SHIELD against racist accusations for Republicans has quit before the primary. I honestly thought he was going to stay in longer, but he quit Saturday. In retrospect, did anybody really take his candidacy that seriously besides the few crazies out there? I mean 9-9-9? What the fuck? Not knowing about Libya? Creepy aide who smokes? "Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan?" China will get nukes? Let's not forget his Islamophobia. Of course then there is the sexual harassment while he was in charge of Godfathers Pizza (mafia connection too?). And let's not forget his lack of political experience. The same people who say Obama was not in office long enough are perfectly fine with Cain. His highest office was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 1995-1996. He also ran unsuccessfully for other offices.

Now that he has quit, it will pave the way for either Romney, Gingrich, or Perry. I'm still hoping for Perry because he is the weakest of the three at the general election level, but I believe can win over most the Republican bases. But whoever it is will be beat by Obama and despite his flaws needs to be reelected.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Great Cartoon

Funny because it's true. To be nice to the rich, I think they should only pay what they paid during Nixon: 70%. Obama's 40% is only a drop in the bucket.

Quote of the Day

"'Let the free market decide!' It did decide, it decided to send elected officials to Washington to tell the market what to do."-Albert Cirrus

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Big 50 is Coming Up!

Not for me, another 23 years, but for the late comedian Bill Hicks who I have dedicated this blog to. He would have been 50 years old on December 16th.