Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Electoral College is Tried and True

Well, of course some Republican would say that. They love George W. Bush. If enough states had passed this bill before 2000, we wouldn't be in this mess. As I point out at on my web site, people in Massachusetts had, in 2000, a vote that counted for about half of what the people of Wyoming have.

And if you really delve into it, you'll see why Republicans love the un-democratic method of choosing an executive: The little states that get a vote bonus are almost all Republican.

At its heart, though, this is an issue of fairness. If we keep using the Electoral College, then we are not democratically electing our Presidents. Simple as that.

So, whine away Republicans. This idea is going to win, and you'll just have to live with it.

in reference to:
"Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with a system that was "tried and true" since the founding of the country."
- Mass. Legislature approves plan to bypass Electoral College - Local News Updates - MetroDesk - The Boston Globe (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Indict Bush and Cheney

And the rest of their Junta. I thought all you fucking Republicans were for law and order?


But, wait. This was on Fox? Huh? I guess none of the drooling hordes looking for what they're supposed to think were actually watching this particular program.

in reference to:

"Nader: What should be the sanctions? Napolitano: They should have been indicted. They absolutely should have been indicted for torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrants. I'd like to say they should be indicted for lying but believe it or not, unless you're under oath, lying is not a crime. At least not an indictable crime. It's a moral crime."
- Andrew Napolitano: Bush and Cheney Should Have Been Indicted for Torturing, for Spying and Arresting Without Warrants | Video Cafe (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The woman Dick Cheney wanted

More proof that these fucks didn't give a damn about the environment, future generations, or anything else but profit. This Cheney crony set up the MMS to be a rubber stamp on anything the oil industry wanted. And now they have it, and the disaster capitalists will profit from the spill, and all will be right in Cheney world.

And any fucking Republican who says this is Obama's fault can shove it.

in reference to:

"Burton was in charge during the development of the offshore drilling plan that expanded drilling to the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster."
- Bush MMS director defends tenure: “When I was there it seemed to work well” « Climate Progress (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, July 05, 2010

Damn Right It Is Bush's Fault!

More evidence that this oil gusher is Bush and Cheney's fondest wish (drill, baby, drill) come back to bite them on the ass. Of course, to the 29% of Americans who aren't sure if the President is an American, this won't matter one bit. The earth is 6000 years old, we did not evolve, we faked the moon landing, global warming is a hoax, Iraq had WMD, and the oil spill is Obama's fault...

in reference to:

"The Bush administration agency charged with assessing the impact of new deepwater drilling on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico based its 2007 conclusion that expanded drilling was "not likely" to "destroy or adversely modify designated critical habitat" on a worst-case scenario that a single spill would dump no more than 630,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf."
- Daily Kos: In 2007 review, Federal agency vastly underestimated deepwater spill risk (view on Google Sidewiki)