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May 30, 2015

New CBS Reality TV Show Exploits Poor by making them grovel for $100,000

As if to prove there are new depths to be plumbed in the world of reality television (because who knew?), CBS just debuted The Briefcase, a show which takes poverty porn, class anxiety, emotional manipulation and exploitation and packages them all neatly into a pretty despicable hour of primetime television. Kicking off each episode with the question, “What would you do with $101,000?” the show then deep-dives into a competition that asks two unwitting, financially strapped families to choose between two no-win options: being financially solvent yet appearing heartless and greedy, or drowning in debt yet having audiences recognize them as selfless and giving.

Reality TV is the new gladiator arena for bread and circuses. I would rather watch a show where the One Percenters at CBS, who created this monstrosity, try to rationalize their way out of not being dragged to the National Razor.
May 28, 2015

Texas wants to mark ACA users with a "QHP" on their insurance cards


The Texas state Senate on Tuesday evening passed a bill that would label the health insurance cards of individuals who purchased their insurance through an exchange set up through Obamacare, the Texas Tribune reported.

The legislation, which already passed in the House, would require health insurers to label those insurance cards with "QHP."

If these same legislators don't protest federal flood aid what should they be labeled with? FTH for F...ing Teabagger Hypocrite
May 27, 2015

Teahaddist Congressman are High End Squatters


The dozens of members who sleep in their offices are, in effect, spending their weekdays in 100 percent federally subsidized apartments.
They are not charged any rent. They receive no utility bills. They don’t pay for the daily cleaning services. Microwaves and refrigerators have been installed in most suites. There’s a half bathroom connected to each personal office, and the showers at the members’ gym open at 5:30 a.m.

In short, lawmakers who choose their offices as their crash pads are getting a valuable government freebie — worth 10 percent or more of their $174,000 annual salary.

The Reich Wing are the true takers.
May 26, 2015

Fox and Friends Can't Change a Tire--Fail Manhood Test

The hosts of Fox & Friends nearly caused serious damage to a rental car on Tuesday while trying to prove their “manhood” by changing a tire.

These guys opine on changing society by lowering taxes on corporations (corporations are people my friends, try changing that tire), changing welfare rules, and changing or junking the rules of health care. Yet, they can't change a tire. By the way, that should be failing the Personhood Test. I taught my daughter to change a tire when she was 16.
May 22, 2015

Chuckle for the day

A music store was robbed recently. The robbers made off with the lute.

May 17, 2015

WTF--What The Friedman

Against my better judgment I tuned into Meet the Toad this morning and what do I see? Thomas Friedman being asked his opinion about the situation in Iraq. Really? He was one of the biggest cheerleaders for the biggest foreign relations disaster since Vietnam and you want his views.

Another example of how the pundit military class can be 100 percent wrong and continue to be 100 percent employed by Sunday morning shows.

There must be some law of physics that says this is not possible.

May 15, 2015

Teahaddist Link to Benghazi and Amtrak

Teahaddists say no to increased funding for State Department security or for improving safety for Amtrak. They kill Americans.

The Wingnuts are a clear and present danger to our country, in fact, the entire world.

May 14, 2015

Ex Gov Rendell Blasts Teahaddists over Amtrak Cuts

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was visibly angry at House Republicans during an MSNBC interview on Wednesday, nearly cursing on-air about the GOP’s plan to cut $252 million in Amtrak funding hours after a train derailment that killed seven people and injured more than 50 others.

“Those SOBs, and that’s all I can call them, these SOBs didn’t even have the decency to table the vote,” Rendell told host Chris Hayes, who quickly responded by playing devil’s advocate.

The Reich Wing views Amtrak riders as takers so they wouldn't care if there was a crash everyday.
May 9, 2015

Idiot Issa says U.S. Poor are the envy of the world



America’s the richest country on Earth because we’ve been able to put capital together and we’ve been able to make our poor somewhat the envy of the world,” Issa told Alesci. “If you go to India or you go to any number of third-world countries, you have two problems: you have greater inequality of income and wealth. You also have less opportunity for people to rise from the have-not to the have.”

Let them eat juice and Soy milk. No wait, now allowed by WIC. Issa a typical one percent blow hard idiot.
May 5, 2015

Reich Wing Wreck the Economy, Democrats Repair It, Rinse, Repeat


Over the past three decades, the Republican party has followed a familiar strategy — get elected to executive office by preaching fiscal responsibility, make a complete mess of things fiscally, and then, when a Democrat comes in to clean up the mess, blame them endlessly for not fixing it fast enough. We see this currently, with the insipid Republican candidates blaming President Obama for our current debt level, despite the fact that Republican policies, like cutting taxes for the wealthy and putting two wars on the credit card made it all possible.

Raygun and his ilk foul the bedding. Toss the sheets to the Democrats and complain when the laundry is cleaned fast enough.

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