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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

19 July 2011. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

Note well that the Tea Party screams about invasion of privacy via government regulation, but says NOTHING about the shredding and meltdown of our freedom under the Patriot Act and the police-state Department of Homeland Insecurity… rather, they wish this pointless hellishly-expensive agency and this nakedly repressive act to continue… one wonders why…

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The present tax rates on the wealthiest are HALF of those levied in the Nixon era… there were plenty of rich folks then, I seem to remember… what’s WRONG with that picture?

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It’s quite simple… as Nobel Prize laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz pointed up, if the “deficit hawks” have their way, it’ll start a downward and perpetual cycle… less spending would mean lower profits for business… the Five Percenters would shed workers rather than decrease their rapacious appetites… which would lead to more spending cuts… ad infinitum.

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America has to sacrifice, dontcha know… that is, everybody EXCEPT for the Five Percenters! I seem to notice that none of the loudest Neoliberal Free Marketers offer to take the slightest pay cut to save jobs. NONE. Certainly, it puts a new spin on the rants of Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, and Tim Pawlenty, doesn’t it?

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We HAVE to cut education… we have Congressional junkets (that Michelle Bachmann takes advantage of), a generous Congressional healthcare plan (defended by John Boehner), three pointless wars (and a fourth “war-in-waiting” in Yemen), and the Department of Homeland Insecurity to pay for. We NEVER needed a “Department of Homeland Security” in the Cold War… why do we need one now? There’s no visible enemy… al Qaeda is nothing but the rightwing’s bogeyman, anyone who believes in the nonsense about the “War on Terror” deserves a long stay in a home for the feebleminded.

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Monday, 11 July 2011

11 July 2011. Politics Through the a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

Never forget that Michelle Bachmann is NOT a Christian… like all Sectarians, she deploys Christian verbiage, but it’s with a meaning 180 degrees removed from its usage amongst real Christians (Orthodox, Catholics, Reformation Proddies). These cultists have given Christianity a bad name; it’s time for real Christians to take them to task for it. Just remember, real Christians don’t believe in a “personal Saviour”, nor do we believe in the rightwing fantasies that masquerade as “dogma” amongst Sectarians. You can’t take a group that waffled on President Obama’s birthplace as serious individuals (Franklin Graham gave open support to the birther fanatics). However, you can’t ignore them… they’re lunatics, but they’re dangerous loonies…

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The five percenters want to move your job to a country where they can brutalise and underpay their work force, then, they want to bring their ill-gotten profits back here. Furthermore, they want LOWER taxes on these profits, as they’re “productive people, and they earned them”. The Republican Party applauds this logic. This tells you whom to vote AGAINST in 2012, doesn’t it?

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The “War on Terror” isn’t only an expensive boondoggle in terms of money… it’s killed more than its share of young Americans, to no good purpose. The “terrorists”… they’re not terrorists for the most part, they’re patriotic folks who’re resisting the American invasion of their homelands. They’re GOOD folks, for the most part. Don’t listen to Fox News propaganda

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The Republicans REFUSE to consider tax hikes on their wealthy constituencies… ordinary folks have to pay for the feckless irresponsibility of the five percenters. They partied hearty… now, they want to stick us with the bill. I think that there’s something wrong with that…

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Blame the little guy and make him pay the full cost of it all! We’ve got country club dues to pay, dontcha know!

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Hey, kids! I’ve got a great plan for getting us out of the mess that we’re in… let’s do MORE of what got us into trouble in the first place, and that’ll set things right in a flash! Ayn Rand said so! It’s called “Hindenburg Economics”… oh, the humanity!

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Rupert Murdoch (the moneybags behind Fox News) showed his true colours in the News of the World scandal. He fired 200 people to save the skin of his favourite… and he refused to apologise for his egregious actions. Oh… Mr Murdoch, along with the billionaire Koch brothers, is one of the main sugar daddies of the Tea Party… thought that you might like to know that…

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Don’t blame rank n’ file TSA people for the nasty and invasive methods that they often use… they’re mandated by crackbrained Bush-era senior officials, who fire anyone who doesn’t follow their paranoid and wingnut instructions (they’re called “scripts” in the trade, kids). Don’t forget, GWB founded the Department of Homeland Insecurity, and his appointees laid down its crank ethos… don’t criticise President Obama for their lunacies.

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THIS is the main legacy of GWB and the cabal of rightwingers who ran this country for eight years. If you want more of the same, vote “Republican” in 2012. Attend to what people DO, not what they SAY… after all, if that 95-year-old woman were any good, she’d be one of the affluent effluent… but she wasn’t… so, she was fair game under the Bushie rules. The 235-year-old lost his mind under Bush… not Obama… let’s keep that straight…

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Bring ’em home NOW… young Americans are coming home dead in zinc boxes to line the pockets of the Five Percenters. I note that the Percenters don’t send their sons out to die… they only profit from it all, dontcha know! I weep when I think of the grief of the dead soldiers’ families… I’m angered at the uncaring indifference that sends young men to die in distant foreign parts, for no good cause. The dead of the Afghan and Iraqi Wars will accuse GWB on the last day…

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