Archive for September 3rd, 2010

Friday Quote & Pug Blogging

This week’s quote is from the Denise Richards-Kirsten Dunst beauty pageant comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous, which was actually surprisingly funny… for about a half hour or so:

Mom says never eat anything that carries its own house around with it – you never know the last time they cleaned it.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee pugs…


September 3rd, 2010 at 06:14pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

BP = Blackmailing Polluters

Nice, real nice:

BP is warning Congress that if lawmakers pass legislation that bars the company from getting new offshore drilling permits, it may not have the money to pay for all the damages caused by its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company says a ban would also imperil the ambitious Gulf Coast restoration efforts that officials want the company to voluntarily support.

“Gee, we’d really love to keep helping out, but…”

September 3rd, 2010 at 11:35am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Energy,Environment,Wankers

Obama’s Republican Presidency Continues

It’s getting harder and harder, if not impossible, to think of Obama as a Democrat.  His administration openly despises progressives, unions, gays, and immigrants; his economic team is a bunch of pro-corporate Wall Street/University Of Chicago hacks; he created a commission built to gut Social Security and stubbornly stands by co-chair Alan Simpson as he spews blatantly anti-Social Security lies and insults; and now this:

With just two months until the November elections, the White House is seriously weighing a package of business tax breaks – potentially worth hundreds of billions of dollars – to spur hiring and combat Republican charges that Democratic tax policies hurt small businesses, according to people with knowledge of the deliberations.

Among the options under consideration are a temporary payroll-tax holiday and a permanent extension of the now-expired research-and-development tax credit, which rewards companies that conduct research into new technologies within the United States.

God forbid we should have a stimulus that actually puts money directly into the hands of people who will spend it (because they’re unemployed slackers who don’t deserve it!); no, Obama wants to adopt the Republican approach of handing out tax cuts and hoping for the best.

Tell me why we voted for this guy again?

1 comment September 3rd, 2010 at 07:05am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Obama,Politics,Taxes,Unemployment,Wankers

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