09 5 / 2012

reallyfoxnews:

After weeks of blaming Obama for rising gas prices, Fox News now asks if the lowering prices may be a bad thing by linking a drop in gas prices to a weak economy and, again, blaming Obama. 

Logic is hard.

Jesus.

(via reallyfoxnews)

07 4 / 2012

the-unpopular-opinions:

“Carry it to term, then put it up for adoption!”
Yes because adoption is some magical quick fix to any unwanted pregnancy and the parents are all loving and it’s quick and non-emotionally scarring and totally fool proof!
//sarcasm

the-unpopular-opinions:

“Carry it to term, then put it up for adoption!”

Yes because adoption is some magical quick fix to any unwanted pregnancy and the parents are all loving and it’s quick and non-emotionally scarring and totally fool proof!

//sarcasm

(via the-unpopular-opinions-deactiva)

11 10 / 2011

"President Barack Obama’s jobs bill, facing a critical test in the Senate, appears likely to die at the hands of Republicans opposed to stimulus spending and a tax surcharge on millionaires. Obama has been waging a campaign-style effort seeking to rally public support behind the $447 billion measure, which will be the subject of a Senate vote Tuesday. The plan combines payroll tax cuts for workers and businesses with $175 billion in spending on roads, school repairs and other infrastructure, as well as unemployment assistance and help to local governments to avoid layoffs of teachers, firefighters and police officers."

11 10 / 2011

"

The greatest hoax of the last couple of decades has been the ability of the right wing to co-opt members of the struggling lower middle class and lower class and pretend they speak for them while enacting policies that enable the super-rich. They’ve used wedge issues like gay marriage and abortion and the baby Jeebus to alienate folks from their own economic interests, feeding them a steady diet of hatred of minorites, the educated, science, and, well, reality to create a voting block of people so guided by hatred of the “other” that they would crawl over broken glass to cut their nose off to spite their face…

[…]And so, because the message of the #OWS crowd has an organic message that resonates, one that surpasses the fraudulent tea party nonsense of the Koch brothers funded Tea Party, the money boys strike back. And who else to lead the pushback than two folks who owe their entire existence to the wingnut wurlitzer. Red State is a fully funded operation of Eagle Publishing, the owner of Human events and Regnery Publishing. The members of the money party are scared, so they’ve sent out their astroturf specialists to meet it head on. It will fail.

"

11 10 / 2011

underthemountainbunker:

At approximately 1:20 a.m ET Tuesday morning, Police allegedly attacked protesting U.S. military veterans and arrested 50 others with Occupy Boston.

The Boston Globe reports that arrested protesters were “put on [their] stomach, cable-tied, and dragged off …”

The AP reports the police were sent in to protect $150,000 worth of newly-planted shrubs at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, site of a large Occupy Boston contingent. As news of the arrests spread across Twitter early Tuesday, several videos emerged that support the claim that members of  Veterans for Peace were attacked by the police.

via: Raw Story

(Source: youtube.com)

11 10 / 2011

underthemountainbunker:

The Double Standard: The 99 Percent Movement & the Tea Party 

(Source: youtube.com)

10 10 / 2011

cognitivedissonance:

We cannot stop now. Occupy or support the occupation. This is from Occupy Salt Lake. He fears that we’ll shape policy? Good.
We must send the message that we are not just in New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., etc. 
We are everywhere.

This is an actual quote? Jesus.

cognitivedissonance:

We cannot stop now. Occupy or support the occupation. This is from Occupy Salt Lake. He fears that we’ll shape policy? Good.

We must send the message that we are not just in New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., etc. 

We are everywhere.

This is an actual quote? Jesus.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

08 10 / 2011

stfuconservatives:

blissandzen:

letterstomycountry:

shihtzuman:

A study on voter fraud pushed by Maine Republicans concluded that there is absolutely no evidence of student voter fraud in the state — but the GOP has pledged to crack down on it anyway. Like conservative state legislatures across the country, Maine Republicans have been pushing a Voter ID law, ostensibly to prevent non-existent voter fraud. As ThinkProgress has documented, these laws are a transparent attempt to disenfranchise Democratic voters, especially students, the poor, and minorities.

Are honest, good-faith Conservatives really confused anymore as to why the Left accuses the GOP of being both anti-scientific and divorced from reality?  Particularly when their policy choices are antithetical to studies that the GOP themselves are submitting to the public?

I suppose we’d have to track down one of the honest, good-faith Conservatives and ask. But I wouldn’t know where to look. Can anybody name one?

There is no mass voter fraud in America, it is an outright lie. It is an excuse to reinstate voting taxes and in general suppress the votes of non-rich non-aged non-white people. There is no argument to be had, it’s completely, truthfully, and utterly what the right is doing.

-Joe

"A study on voter fraud pushed by Maine Republicans concluded that there is absolutely no evidence of student voter fraud in the state — but the GOP has pledged to crack down on it anyway.” That really says it all, doesn’t it?

(via stfuconservatives)

08 10 / 2011

socialismartnature:

0 Bankers Were Arrested After Purposely Crashing Our Economy. Nearly 1,000 Have Been Arrested for Speaking Up About it. #OccupyWallStreet

socialismartnature:

0 Bankers Were Arrested After Purposely Crashing Our Economy. Nearly 1,000 Have Been Arrested for Speaking Up About it. #OccupyWallStreet

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

08 10 / 2011

underthemountainbunker:

THE LARGEST BANKS are more profitable than since before the recession and they’ve grown larger than ever. They make 30% of all corporate profits, they hold about 63% of the GDP and 60% of all bank assets, and in 2008 they paid 5,000 bonuses of at least $1,000,000 each — YET big banks won’t lend to small businesses and they’re planning to lay off tens of thousands of workers (job creators, lol!).

11 Facts You Need To Know About The Nation’s Biggest Banks

  1. Bank profits are highest since before the recession…: According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., bank profits in the first quarter of this year were “the best for the industry since the $36.8 billion earned in the second quarter of 2007.” JP Morgan Chase is currently pulling in record profits.
  2. …even as the banks plan thousands of layoffs: Banks, including Bank of America, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse, are planning to lay off tens of thousands of workers.
  3. Banks make nearly one-third of total corporate profits: The financial sector accounts for about 30 percent of total corporate profits, which is actually down from before the financial crisis, when they made closer to 40 percent.
  4. Since 2008, the biggest banks have gotten bigger: Due to the failure of small competitors and mergers facilitated during the 2008 crisis, the nation’s biggest banks — including Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo — are now bigge rthan they were pre-recession. Pre-crisis, the four biggest banks held 32 percent of total deposits; now they hold nearly 40 percent.
  5. The four biggest banks issue 50 percent of mortgages and 66 percent of credit cards: Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup issue one out of every two mortgages and nearly two out of every three credit cards in America.
  6. The 10 biggest banks hold 60 percent of bank assets: In the 1980s, the 10 biggest banks controlled 22 percent of total bank assets. Today, they control 60 percent.
  7. The six biggest banks hold assets equal to 63 percent of the country’s GDP: In 1995, the six biggest banks in the country held assets equal to about 17 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Now their assets equal 63 percent of GDP.
  8. The five biggest banks hold 95 percent of derivatives: Nearly the entire market in derivatives — the credit instruments that helped blow up some of the nation’s biggest banks as well as mega-insurer AIG — is dominated by just five firms: JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citibank, and Wells Fargo.
  9. Banks cost households nearly $20 trillion in wealth: Almost $20 trillion in wealth was destroyed by the Great Recession, and total family wealth is still down “$12.8 trillion (in 2011 dollars) from June 2007 — its last peak.”
  10. Big banks don’t lend to small businesses: The New Rules Project notes that the country’s 20 biggest banks “devote only 18 percent of their commercial loan portfolios to small business.”
  11. Big banks paid 5,000 bonuses of at least $1 million in 2008: According to the New York Attorney General’s office, “nine of the financial firms that were among the largest recipients of federal bailout money paid about 5,000 of their traders and bankers bonuses of more than $1 million apiece for 2008.”

Meanwhile, the bankers and the GOP / Teaparty politicians and pundits tell us these banks need more tax breaks and loopholes and greater deregulation… because why again?  More importantly, why does the self-hating Republican voting base feel the need to defend such greed at their own economic peril?

If that doesn’t scare you shitless, nothing will.

07 10 / 2011

bettycrockaflockaflame:

wtfced:

peecharrific:

wtfced:

peecharrific:

earthwindfire82:

ghdos:

uhfrayedknot:

underthemountainbunker:

A graphic explanation of what’s wrong with America

This actually made me a little physically sick.
What’s that ratio again? 475:1 on average? And this is much higher than that.

The ratio here is 1923 to 1. Give me a fucking break. Four times the already-inflated national average. SMH

And this is why people are mad. Then I read a commenter on the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s website saying ”..if you’d go home and shower, you’d probably get a job”.  Bitches. 



the average wal-mart employee education is a hs diploma or ged, how the fuck much are they posed to get paid? the ceo runs a goddamn multi billion dollar international company, yo do the math.


lmao how you know what the “average” education of a walmart employee is? LMAO it’s ppl with PhD’s living on the streets these days, it would NOT be hard to find people with degrees (plural) working at the walmart.
and regardless of their level of education, ppl honestly think making sixteen thousand dollars an hour while making sure your employees BARELY get benefits and enough money to put food on their table is fair?
WAHT TEH FACK
lmaoooooooooooo deer god.

logic: you run the company and im a greeter but we should get paid the same cuz i got bills an kids to feed

all these seats are for you

Walmart is caught up in so many class action suits and litigation over their business practices. It isn’t about the numbers, it’s about the fact that Walmart has so much money but its employees still need government assistance to survive and they’re treated like outdated computers.

I refuse to believe the CEO works harder than someone who stocks shelves at Wal-mart. Not to mention I know plenty of people with degrees who work at WM because no one else is hiring them. All the degrees in the world don’t mean you should be making more in an hour than most of your employees will make in a year. I’m in no way, shape or form saying the CEO should be making the same as an employee but a ratio of 1900 to 1 is fucking insane.

bettycrockaflockaflame:

wtfced:

peecharrific:

wtfced:

peecharrific:

earthwindfire82:

ghdos:

uhfrayedknot:

underthemountainbunker:

A graphic explanation of what’s wrong with America

This actually made me a little physically sick.

What’s that ratio again? 475:1 on average? And this is much higher than that.

The ratio here is 1923 to 1. Give me a fucking break. Four times the already-inflated national average. SMH

And this is why people are mad. Then I read a commenter on the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s website saying ”..if you’d go home and shower, you’d probably get a job”.  Bitches. 

the average wal-mart employee education is a hs diploma or ged, how the fuck much are they posed to get paid? the ceo runs a goddamn multi billion dollar international company, yo do the math.

lmao how you know what the “average” education of a walmart employee is? LMAO it’s ppl with PhD’s living on the streets these days, it would NOT be hard to find people with degrees (plural) working at the walmart.

and regardless of their level of education, ppl honestly think making sixteen thousand dollars an hour while making sure your employees BARELY get benefits and enough money to put food on their table is fair?

WAHT TEH FACK

lmaoooooooooooo deer god.

logic: you run the company and im a greeter but we should get paid the same cuz i got bills an kids to feed

all these seats are for you

Walmart is caught up in so many class action suits and litigation over their business practices. It isn’t about the numbers, it’s about the fact that Walmart has so much money but its employees still need government assistance to survive and they’re treated like outdated computers.

I refuse to believe the CEO works harder than someone who stocks shelves at Wal-mart. Not to mention I know plenty of people with degrees who work at WM because no one else is hiring them. All the degrees in the world don’t mean you should be making more in an hour than most of your employees will make in a year. I’m in no way, shape or form saying the CEO should be making the same as an employee but a ratio of 1900 to 1 is fucking insane.

07 10 / 2011

"These protestors are trying to destroy the jobs of working people in this city, it’s not productive. If you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people"

NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg on Occupy Wallstreet

He was speaking Republican, let me translate this for people who don’t speak that strange language….

“Destroy jobs”- Try to create a level playing field so 1% doesn’t control the majority of the country’s wealth.

Not productive”- It’s scary how many people are showing up, we must label them as slackers to discredit their cause.

Assist companies”- Keep quiet while they reap in more wealth by standing with their foot on the neck of the working class.

Give them confidence”- Give them more corporate tax cuts now or else.

Hire people”- Layoff Americans and outsource the jobs to other countries because those people will work for peanuts and they don’t have silly laws against things like child labor sweatshops.

(via cornachio)

All of this.

(Source: thesoapboxschtick, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

07 10 / 2011

uhfrayedknot:

underthemountainbunker:

A graphic explanation of what’s wrong with America

This actually made me a little physically sick.
What’s that ratio again? 475:1 on average? And this is much higher than that.

The ratio here is 1923 to 1. Give me a fucking break. Four times the already-inflated national average. SMH

uhfrayedknot:

underthemountainbunker:

A graphic explanation of what’s wrong with America

This actually made me a little physically sick.

What’s that ratio again? 475:1 on average? And this is much higher than that.

The ratio here is 1923 to 1. Give me a fucking break. Four times the already-inflated national average. SMH

07 10 / 2011

07 10 / 2011

super-eklectic1:



I read something a while back that said the ideal ratio should be 10 to 1. At that point, you’re maximizing profits (hiring more workers, maxing out on marketing, etc.) Anything over that was referred to as a “gross use of funds.” I’ve always kept that in mind. People think my business model is stupid but it makes complete sense to me.
475 to 1? That’s fucking insane.

super-eklectic1:

I read something a while back that said the ideal ratio should be 10 to 1. At that point, you’re maximizing profits (hiring more workers, maxing out on marketing, etc.) Anything over that was referred to as a “gross use of funds.” I’ve always kept that in mind. People think my business model is stupid but it makes complete sense to me.

475 to 1? That’s fucking insane.

(via blueklectic)