Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wisconsin Union Busting Law Struck Down

Scott Walker's union busting law that strips away nearly all the collective bargaining rights from most public workers has been struck down by circuit court judge Maryann Sumi.

The ruling will not be the final say in the battle over union rights. The state Supreme Court will decide on 6 June whether it will take the case.

Walker has made the claim that the law as a way to help balance the state budget's shortfalls When in fact, there is no correlation between collective bargaining and state budget deficits.

Public unions have agreed to almost $30 million in pay cuts this year if they can keep their bargaining rights.

Governor Walker has had no comment on the ruling.

In related news State attorneys have asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to immediately vacate judge Sumi's decision on Walker's contentious collective bargaining law.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Republicans Refuse Emergency Tornado Relief...

The right wing is bashing President Obama for being overseas while tornadoes tore through the Midwest. This is, once again, is incredibly hypocritical because while they are hammering Obama for being absent they are refusing Emergency Tornado Relief for the areas decimated by these horrific storms.

The GOP are saying that they will push to come up with offsets to pay for a relief package in response to the tornadoes and floods that have decimated areas of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. So basically if the Republicans don't get their aforementioned offsets the destroyed communities will just have to make the best of a bad situation I guess.

The federal government typically foots the bill when it comes to responding to natural disasters, but Republicans in charge of the House say they plan to keep their message of fiscal discipline in line with their actions.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor went so far as to say "We can find things we don't need to spend on to pay for it... it's about priorities."

What was that about compassionate conservatism?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DNC's Video Defending Auto Bailouts

Republicans... Wrong about almost everything.

In related news Chrysler has just repaid the $7.6 billion in bailout loans, plus interest six years ahead of schedule. General Motors has already paid back it's bailout loans in full and ahead of schedule.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I Am So Disappointed!

You know today was supposed to be the rapture.... What a gyp!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Santorum Says: "McCain Doesn't Understand How Enhanced Interrogation Works"

Former Sen. Rick Santorum said during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt that Sen. John McCain, who by the way spent 5 1/2 years enduring brutal treatment in a North Vietnamese P.O.W. camp, doesn't know how effective waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques can be.

"I mean, you break somebody, and after they're broken, they become cooperative. And that's when we got this information. And one thing led to another, and led to another, and that's how we ended up with bin Laden,".

You see Santorum insists that torture tactics led the United States to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and in light of McCain's speech last week in which he claimed that waterboarding/torture did not provide information that led to bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, Santorum had to set the record straight!

"...this idea that we didn't ask that question while Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was being waterboarded, he (McCain) doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works." said Santorum.

One must understand that the dummy McCain only went so far as to ask CIA Director Leon Panetta for the facts on hunt for bin Laden and was told that the name of bin Laden's courier, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, came from a detainee held in another country who was not waterboarded/tortured.

Santorum's comments pushed trusted McCain aide Mark Salter to say on Facebook: "... For pure blind stupidity nobody beats Santorum. In my 20 years in the Senate, I never met a dumber member, which he reminded me of today." and Brooke Buchanan, a spokeswoman for McCain, said she would not dignify Santorum's comments with a response.

By the way here is a picture of John McCain stay at a North Vietnamese P.O.W. camp not understanding how enhanced interrogation works...