Thursday, December 30, 2010

Teabagger Christine O'Donnell caught stealing campaign money

Christine O'Donnell is in for a lesson. You can't make a career out of failed political campaigns and steal your contributor's campaign funds for your personal use.

O'Donnell is under criminal investigation. It seems not a matter if she stole campaign money, but how much. She could even do time if convicted. This is what passes for morality for the religious right wing teabaggers jumping to her defense.

It is shocking that anyone would have supported this candidate, who claimed American scientists had created mice with "fully functioning human brains." But, that's the level of intellect we're dealing with when it comes to the teabagger:


Monday, December 20, 2010

Patterico - another denialist conservative blog deletes comments, stifles debate

Patterico - a conservative blog whose master, Patrick Frey has apparently entrusted to "Aaron Worthing" to it's operation has proven once again, conservatives can't handle the truth.

Not only has "Aaron Worthing" apparently deleted my comments and banned me from commenting (possibly against the blog owners intent), he has taken links from my very comments and produced posts on them, not even allowed me the courtesy to discuss the issue that I brought to his attention. At least this time, "Worthing" gave me credit for it. So upset with my links, facts and debate, everyone I saw post a contrary opinion was suspected to be me. I guess I shook up their little world. At least they haven't libeled me yet, as did Protein Wisdom.

More insidious have been the jokers complaining that I post under different names. When I called their bluff and told them that I would post under my own name if they posted under theirs, well, you guessed it.... they cowardly ran like hell and continued to insult me personally under their cowardly monikers - mentioning my real name, place of employment, often without any meaningful debate or discussion.

One rather infantile self-proclaimed scientist/PhD was particularly insulting and challenging: "Eric Blair".

Due to significant evidence, I have determined "Eric Blair" to likely be Mark Martin - biology professor at the University of Puget Sound. His m.o., giving "test questions" and drawing conclusions based on my unwillingness to participate, was so infantile, I could hardly imagine this guy was my elder, and even a professor. I thought him to be some smart ass grad student at a religious college or something. No surprise, he has been in academia much longer than I and hasn't even been able to muster a Full Professor ranking.

This unfortunate science denier - had made repeated comments showing that like most conservatives, his mind is contaminated by politics and he can not accept the scientific consensus on global climate change. When I outed him, he ran like hell, never to have since appeared at Patterico as "Eric Blair." Not surprising that a scientist like him would go to great lengths to protect his identity, the denier he is. Yet he would always mention MY full name and university in some foolish effort to disparage me.

Apparently, he was not smart enough to keep from being tracked. .. touche' Assoc. Prof. Martin. heh....

Well, thanks "Aaron Worthing" for going on the record as another conservative who fears the truth and debate. Keep it tuned to Fox News.


Happy Holidays and keep the up the denial!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fox News viewers are the most misinformed

University of Maryland study confirms what we already knew... Fox News deliberately misinforms viewers.

Toronto Star:
There were however a number of cases where greater exposure to a news source increased misinformation on a specific issue.

Researchers found that the more you watched Fox News the more misinformed you became; it didn’t matter whether you turned on the channel as a Republican or a Democrat.
“The effect was also not simply a function of partisan bias, as people who voted Democratic and watched Fox News were also more likely to have such misinformation than those who did not watch it — though by a lesser margin than those who voted Republican,” said the study.

Check out the list of lies....

World public opinion org:
Those who watched Fox News almost daily were significantly more likely than those who never watched it to believe [the following lies]:

  • most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely)
  • most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points)
  • the economy is getting worse (26 points)
  • most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points)
  • the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points)
  • their own income taxes have gone up (14 points)
  • the auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points)
  • when TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points)
  • that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The LIE of 'trickle-down economics' - Republicans fight for tax cuts for the rich

At the expense of the American people, Republicans fight to increase the wealth of the top 1% - their puppet masters.

"Trickle down economics" is a lie and a scam. A way for the GOP to pay their puppet masters.
Did trickle down economics work for Reagan?


The UPI headline on 12/30, 1989 - a report on Reaganomics included -

"upper income Americans were the main direct beneficiaries of tax cuts in the early 1980s. there is no evidence in our data that those benefits have trickled down to lower-income Americans."

When Reagan came into office in 1981, he inherited a $994 million national debt. by the time he left, it had ballooned to $2.6 billion.

Reaganomics was a spectacular success for the richest Americans in the country who benefited most from the tax cuts. The top 1% had seen their wages rise by 80%. Average wages in the rest of the country remained flat and the poorest Americans saw their income shrink by more than 10%. That was Reaganomics.

The designer of Reaganomics, David Stockman, declared on NPR that “Reagan would never support extending the Bush tax cuts.” Stockman took this assertion a step further in calling out the Republican leadership for perverting the notions of fiscal conservatism and betraying what the Party used to stand for. He laid blame on the Bush administration. Stockton blames the GOP for "destroying the American economy."

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Warren Buffett said that he was taxed at 17.7% on the $46 million he made last year while his secretary, who earned $60,000, was taxed at 30%.

That is what the GOP is fighting for. I think Buffet knows a bit about money. You might care to hear what he has to say.

Trickle down economics is not trickling to American jobs, it’s trickling to China. What percentage of your clothing and manufactured good are made in America and who is earning the money for those goods? The top 1/10 of 1% – the CEOs. Delusional Republicans think the tax breaks to CEO’s and big corporations put Americans to work. No, the big corps instead oursource to improve their profit margin. They don't give a shit about putting Americans to work if they can make a few buck by moving operations to Malaysia.

UPDATE: Obama caves. The puppet masters win again. The GOP push their "Leave No CEO Behind" policy. Bernie Sanders to the rescue?

Some people just don't get it.

George Carlin can explain it to you:
(H/T - Shelly Stone)