Archive for February 2nd, 2011

So how’s that new Republican Congress working out?

Feb 02, 2011 in Clueless Conservatives

Well, besides doing a deal after the election to gouge the country for another trillion dollars in the name of continuing a tax cut policy that didn’t work the past ten years, they’re also expanding the number of permissable forms of rape, trying to make sure the country doesn’t have universal health care, and working on plans to further allow the destruction/poisoning of the environment.

No, I’m not using hyperbole, that’s what they’re actually doing. I guess we’ve just entered this frame of mind that they couldn’t possibly be doing those horrible things because patriotic Americans wouldn’t possibly do such horrible things, but no, they do. Like pro-Mubarek counter-protesters in Egypt, there is always a constituency for barbarism.

Senate Democrats and Obama should make a field day out of squashing every screwed up thing the GOP tries. If you can’t win on protecting rape victims, providing health care for all, and preserving our environment, then you just don’t belong in politics (politics being a very different thing from governing effectively).

-hw

P.S. And we’re talking about an EPA already so neutered by corporate interests that it approved bee-killing pesticide for use on all major crops. Hey, it’s only our food chain at risk here.

Kill the kill-switch idea.

Feb 02, 2011 in Politics

One thing Egypt should be teaching us is that this Internet kill-switch that Senators Lieberman and Collins (“centrists” so watch out, they’ll swing that cudgel) want to institute should be instant laugh fodder. It’s a tool for dictators facing revolution, not a president in a democracy trying to save us from some theoretical “emergency.”

Of course, the GOP would have jumped at the chance to give Bush this power, but here’s hoping their situational libertarianism will speak out against giving it to Obama. Then we can use that against them when they try to give it to a Republican president. Not that they’ll care much…

-hw

Lookin’ out my backdoor.

Feb 02, 2011 in Politics

2011 blizzard

Here’s a picture of the snow out the backdoor. It’s probably difficult to judge the amount but using the doorknob on the garage door as scale I’m sure you can get a rough idea of what’s been dumped on us. As I type this I can’t make out any distinctive features of Mount Mercy University which is only a few hundred feet from the property line. Amazingly the power is still on but I wouldn’t doubt if the lights flickered at some point.