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Outrageously stupid quote of the week: Ann Coulter shows off her cultural/political knowledge.

 

When asked by George Stephanopoulos if immigrantscivil rights were being attacked, conservative columnist Ann Coulter showed her knowledge off on TV.

“No. I think civil rights are for blacks. What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven’t even been in this country.”

Is it any wonder that Ms. Coulter has such a conservative following?

 

And some afternoon humor… The Republican’s Dancing with the Stars:

Found this on Crooks and Liars, and when I stopped laughing I figured I had to pass it on to you. My apologies to Edie Gorme.

The Sundays of Our Disbelief…

I watched the Sunday Morning news programs… the talking heads more than the news… and listened to the Administration arguments as to why this deal with the Republicans is a good one for the country, and the economists argue it one way or the other (Krugman was especially effective arguing against the deal on ABC), and the politicians in general, like Bloomberg in NYC.

The fact that there is no complete agreement on this means that the votes in the Senate tomorrow could go anywhere (although the prediction that the deal will go through seems to have the majority of TV commentators signed on) is going to make any discussion worth watching.

My belief, however, is that parties far beyond the Administration, the Congress or We The People are making the decisions on this. Why else would Republicans, who complain about our debts in their anti-Obama accusations of Communism and Socialism, decide to add a trillion bucks to the deficit by giving it away to the rich who don’t need it? When it doesn’t work… doesn’t create more jobs or push us out of debt over the next two years… the failures will be easy to place at Republican feet. The Rich 1% and the Bankers will have suffered nothing and the Middle Class will shrink a little more.

I can’t take Bill Clinton seriously, either (someone on the talking heads this morning said that Clinton was a Survivor… whatever the problem, he will say the thing that has him survive. Obama, however, is a compromiser and will compromise before even being asked to.) If anything, he is helping to hold up a problem that destroyed the accomplishments of his Presidency.

So here I am… a “99er” as current definitions go… unemployed for way more than the 99 weeks and forced into retirement earlier than I wanted to be (lower Social Security)…  and one who campaigned, volunteered and voted for Obama, who is not getting anywhere with the deal as (non)negotiated, wondering what will befall us next. 2011 is going to be a dismal year.

 

A Quote We Should All Remember…

This from an ABC interview…  I think it sums things up pretty well:

“The rich are always going to say that, you know, “Just
give us more money, and we’ll go out and spend more,
and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you.”
But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope
the American public is catching on.”

Billionaire Warren Buffett

Why Alaska better pay attention to Joe Miller before he helps screw them royally…

For instance, his views on the Minimum Wage (Unconstitutional) or Social Security (close it down).
This from HuffPo:
clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com
Employees in the U.S. should not be provided a federal guarantee of minimum wage, Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller said recently. The states, instead, should be left to determine the minimum rate that an employer can provide their workers, he argued.

“That is not within the scope of the powers that are given to the federal government,” the Tea Party-backed GOP insurgent argued in a recent ABC News interview. “That is clearly up to the states.”

Miller went on to clarify that “the state of Alaska has a minimum wage which is higher than the federal level because our state leaders have made that determination. The minimum level again should be the state’s decision.”

Such a policy stance is not extraordinary compared to Miller’s other anti-government views. But it is the most clear cut he has been on the issue of minimum wage.

Miller said that Social Security should be phased out in order “to transfer the power back to the states so that states can take up the mantle of those programs if they so desire.”
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