Glenn Beck and his Tea Party anarchists are on the mall in DC again today. Which historic photo will they alter this time to make it appear more people attended than did? I sure hope it isn’t of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech which was given on this day at that location. It is an abomination that these racists would desecrate that memory with today’s rally. Beck claims he didn’t know the importance of the date. Sure, just like he says he isn’t a neo Nazi too.
Pat Toomey claims he never supported privatization of Social Security. Doesn’t the former Congressman understand we live in an age where videos, transcripts and interviews live on in archives? Does he think no one can find those? It is time Pat Toomey stopped lying to Pennsylvania voters.
Meanwhile Chuck Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska endorsed Joe Sestak for the Senate. This comes on the heels of independent Mike Bloomberg’s support. Toomey is so far right that even fellow Republicans can’t tolerate his extremist views.
Speaking of extremist views Beaver County Blue reports a Tea Party candidate who thinks sending poor people to newly created poor houses is the solution to society’s woes. I suppose this is better than simply killing them in concentration camps? Carl Paladino, Tea Party candidate for Governor of New York, says the poor should be sent to state prisons where they can work on improving themselves (including their personal hygiene). I certainly smell something but it isn’t from someone’s personal hygiene. Can you say “Heil Paladino?”
Sen. Bob Casey met with families in Dimock recently to discuss the water well poisoning done by Marcellus Shale energy companies. He is sponsoring the FRAC Act in Congress to protect our water supplies from unregulated drilling. The gas companies create a toxic, poisonous fluid which is forced over a mile underground to shatter the shale formations to produce natural gas. About a quarter of this fluid comes back up where it is radioactive and being dumped into rivers, streams and public sanitation facilities ill equipped to clean heavy metals and other toxins from the water. The remainder stays in the ground where it can poison our water supplies.
Sarah Palin returned to our fair state to further pollute our political discourse. The event in Hershey was billed as non partisan but we know better than that. Reps Reichley and Gordon were in attendance while Mama Grizzley beared down on a host of Democrats. According to Tweets from the event she praised parental notification for minors wanting abortions. Has she ever heard of something called incest? Sure, those dads always want the authorities to know they impregnated their daughters… She condemned the deficits at the same time she supports massive tax cuts for the rich. Typical nonsensical Tea Party bologna. The rally should have been in Lebanon instead.
Meanwhile Big Brother gets bigger as the western U.S. can now use police GPS tracking devices to see where you go without obtaining search warrants. I thought we got rid of George W. Bush? Of course every time you use a cell phone, EZ Pass, a store buyer’s card or other anti-privacy methods you’re voluntarily doing so.
Must reading for your weekend is this New Yorker article on the Koch brothers. These two men are responsible for the Tea Party and all the right wing propaganda being produced. They are extremely dangerous to democracy and a healthy civilization and world. You must know and understand who they are and what they do. They are the principle financiers behind the Tea Party.