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Ayn Rand Paul (R-KY) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day, possibly/probably longer’

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January 31, 2014 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If they could, they would.

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December 23, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The body-count of laissez-faire economics

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Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors

Let’s be real: the explosion at the fertilizer factory was completely preventable.

If Grover Norquist and his ilk were not so busy trying to starve the beast and bathtub-drown it for the 1%, there might have been some reasonable inspections that would have at least warned people that this was likely to happen.

Instead, over the past five years, exactly six fertilizer plants have been inspected. There are many more explosions waiting to happen. How is this possible, you ask?

In the US, there are more than 170 companies making 70,000 different chemicals, totaling $750 billion revenue, and so it only seems logical that Congress funded $10.5M for inspections. You can do the math. It is beyond preposterous.

And of course, we should thank Chimpy for the miracle of self-regulation and reporting that is supposed to make up the difference.

As for Texas, well, what kind of zoning laws would allow a bomb-making plant (remember, chemical fertilizers were part of the swords to plough shares at the end of WWII, but the industry really did result from bomb making) in a populated downtown, walking distance to the hospital and elementary school, and with several senior housing facilities also in the radius of the blast?

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It all adds up to a perfect storm of Ayn Rand style selfishness and greed, and now it has a body count.

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

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$750 billion REVENUE

$10.5 million INSPECTION

disgraceful!

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April 19, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News – Behind the scenes at Tampax; no , on, I mean Tampa.

Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors

Ayn and Ronnie leave for some important meetings.

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Sgts Palin and Mittens reporting for Duty, Herr Kommandant.

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House darlings Eric and Michele strolling around Tampax.

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If you dare, see even more, HERE:

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

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August 29, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Breaking News, GOP morons, President Reagan, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paul Ryan: Murderer of Opportunity, Political Coward, Candidate for Vice President of the United States

Via: Charles P. Pierce

Leave it to Willard Romney, international man of principle, to get  himself bullied into being bold and independent.

Make no mistake. In his decision to make Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed  (See photo) granny-starver from Wisconsin, his running mate, Romney finally surrendered the  tattered remnants of his soul not only to the extreme base of his party, but  also to extremist economic policies, and to an extremist view of the country he  seeks to lead.

This is unimaginable to those of us who lived here under Romney’s  barely perceptible stewardship of the Commonwealth (God save it!). If he’d even  hinted that he agreed with a fraction of a smidgen of a portion of the policies  on which Ryan has built his career, Romney would have been hanging from the  Sacred Cod by the middle of 2005.

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Paul Ryan is an authentically dangerous zealot. He does not want to reform  entitlements. He wants to eliminate them.

He wants to eliminate them because he  doesn’t believe they are a legitimate function of government. He is a smiling,  aw-shucks murderer of opportunity, a creator of dystopias in which he never will  have to live. This now is an argument not over what kind of political  commonwealth we will have, but rather whether or not we will have one at all,  because Paul Ryan does not believe in the most primary institution of that  commonwealth: our government.

The first three words of the Preamble to the  Constitution make a lie out of every speech he’s ever given.

He looks at the  country and sees its government as something alien that is holding down the  individual entrepreneurial genius of 200 million people, and not as their  creation, and the vehicle through which that genius can be channelled for the  general welfare.

Read the entire article, HERE:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/#ixzz23HECkE20

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August 12, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ayn Rand Paul (R-KY) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Huffington Post

The Senate has turned back an effort by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul to DRASTICALLY CUT food stamp spending and replace the food aid program with block grants to the states (Oh, I don’t know, lets say, Kentucky?).

The 65-33 vote to defeat the Paul amendment was part of debate on a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm and food bill.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, makes up about $80 billion of the $100 billion a year cost of the farm bill, providing aid to some 46 million people.

The farm bill would reduce food stamp spending by $4 billion over the next decade by eliminating abuses. Paul’s amendment would have saved $322 billion over the same period by capping spending at $45 billion a year and turning over funding decisions to the states.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13/food-stamps-cuts-rand-paul-senate_n_1593896.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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June 14, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Rand Paul | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A suggestion for Ron, Rand, and all the libertarian nut-jobs

May 20, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons, Rand Paul | , , , , , | Leave a comment