Archive for October 14th, 2011

Missing The Point

The problem is not that there is a lack of game-changing ideas, the problem is that our political system is so corrupt and broken that it’s impossible to implement any game-changing ideas, unless they’re the shitty kind that benefit moneyed interests.

Really, how can anyone expect any kind of meaningful reform when the most ironclad rule of government is “First, do no harm to your biggest campaign contributors”?

1 comment October 14th, 2011 at 11:52am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Politics

Concerned CO Governor Is Concerned

The latest it’s-totally-not-because-I-hate-dirty-hippies-at-all excuse for busting up one of Occupy Wall Street’s regional offshoots:

“Come at 6 o’clock in the morning, make all the free speech you want until 10 at night,” said [Colorado Governor John] Hickenlooper, who stepped away from a charity event to talk to the reporters. “But we can’t let you stay overnight. With all these tents … with these tents all next to each other. They could catch fire.

“What happens if suddenly one catches on fire, suddenly four or five tents burn. Who are you guys going to blame? You guys are going to be all over us like white on rice. In a second. The whole community will say how can you take that risk?”

All those tents so close together, rubbing up against each other, they could totally get ignited by friction and stuff.

October 14th, 2011 at 11:22am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Politics,Wankers

Remember When The Tea Party Was The New Silent Majority?

I seem to remember media (and politicians) making a big deal out of polls showing that some huge percentage of Americans “supported” the Tea Party, and both parties were eager to appease them.

How things can change…

[Occupy Wall Street] has a 54% favorability rating compared to the conservative group’s 27%, according to a new Time magazine poll.

A sizable number – 23% – said they didn’t know enough about the Wall St. protesters to make a decision.

In contrast, 23% said they had a negative opinion of Occupy Wall Street compared to 65% who said the Tea Party’s influence has been negative or negligible.

Who ever could have guessed that a message about corrupt rich people and corporations hijacking our country for their own gain would be more popular than “Fuck the poor”?

(I also find it hilarious when teabaggers and Republicans indignantly complain about how the Occupiers are angry, rude, divisive and negative.  Not like those nice polite people who were carrying guns and shouting down their elected representatives at healthcare town halls, or carrying misspelled signs portraying the President Of The United States as an African witch doctor with a bone through his nose.)

October 14th, 2011 at 07:21am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Media,Politics,Polls,Republicans

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