my previous rant I
rambled at some length on the odious notion
that Republicans are doing
everything in their power to make the unemployment
numbers as high as possible, so they can then
use them as a cudgel against the Democrats
in the November elections. Needless to say,
some of you were skeptical of that opinion.
Well, guess what?
Today President Obama signed a bill that would save the jobs of 300,000
teachers, firemen and policemen. The bill will cost $26 billion to fund
but it will be paid for by shutting down a tax loophole that allowed
multinational corporations to ship jobs overseas. It will, happily enough,
cost the taxpayer literally nothing to keep these vital workers at their
posts. In fact, the bill will decrease the federal deficit by at least
$1.4 billion over ten years.
Pretty sweet, huh?
Guess how many Republican Congressmen voted "Aye" for this
To save you a quick trip to Google News the number is less than two.
Yes, every Republican congressman save one soon-to-be-ostracized soul
believes it's more important to ship jobs overseas and give foreign-owned
companies tax breaks rather than educate your children, protect
your homes from fire or enforce the law.
When Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) was asked on ABC's Top Line what the GOP
would do to ensure these jobs he replied "I love teachers!"
Yes, that was his response.
Actually, what Mr. Pence is saying is "Fuck teachers!"
This is just another small example of Republicans doing whatever it takes
to keep people out of work. If you're interested you can read more about
the bill here.
One last thing... if you're one of those who actually fell for the myth
that Republicans are fiscal conservatives, well, let me assure that figures
don't lie. Click
here to see what I mean.
Speaking of evil bastards, I'm heartsick over Google
and Verizon's naked
pelvic thrust at the soft, unprotected nethers of 'net neutrality.
Make no mistake, folks, this is the thin edge of the wedge that is aimed
at the heart of any future user-driven innovation on the 'net. If Google
and Verizon succeed in their announced ploy the once wild-and-wooly internet
we've come to know and love will offer about as much excitement as visiting
your local mall on a Tuesday afternoon.
By all means possible we all must resist any attempt to kill 'net neutrality.
You can start by contacting your congressman or by signing the "Google:
Don't Be Evil" petition.
As for me, I'm currently looking into alternatives for the Google ads
that populate this site. I'll let you know how that goes.
One last thing... I know some may object to my abitrary
labeling of Google as a "he" but it's clearly a male construct.
He has all the answers, he's emotionally detached and he's always got
porn stashed somewhere.
When Google starts asking if you think its pixels look fat and complains when
go to shoes.com enough THEN you'll know there's been a major reprogramming.