Outlook for anger, general disatisfaction, 33% chance of light rage

A meeting of top members of the Washed Up Party (I refuse to call them conservatives because they’re frelling not) all gathered in the same place and none of you told me. Seriously, all of the worst of the old guard? In one place? Damn, without my incendiaries and I. Pity.
I’m not going to dignify those proceedings with any kind of specific coverage – I’m sure the word socialism was on everything and they all felt appropriate threatened by the GAY AGENDA…save for those who were getting it under the stall. Whatever. I’m over it.
With any luck, some charming and useful loony will take the lot of them back behind the barn with a new gun, okay?

Meanwhile back in Obamaland, the Powers that Be Still. Don’t. Get. It. – why is taxation the beginning and end of everything? Reminder, we didn’t *have* Federal Income tax until 96 years ago. If you have to have taxation, apply it equally, as a percentage of income, across the board and be done with it.
But no, the dems (can I call them the Demos?) just can’t be bothered.

It’s looking as though Obama is going to be rid of the so-called conscience clause and I can’t say how that’s a bad thing.

Rich governors of nine states opt to reject extra money for unemployment claims while dancing in a circle shouting “Fuck you poor person!”

The stimulus bill recently passed by Congress includes incentives to states to expand benefits to many more jobless people, including part-time workers and those who have cycled in and out of the work force, who are not covered in many states.
The Republican governors of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas, along with Alaska and Idaho, have raised protests, saying that expansion could eventually require them to raise taxes.

I’m fine with that – provided that we cut off all Governor’s salaries effective immediately. But really, the article contains the ‘golden apple of fuck you’ implicit in it’s text:

Mr. Kight, who worked for more than three decades as an engineering technician, discovered in September that because of complex state rules, he was not eligible for unemployment insurance after losing a job at a major electronics manufacturer he had landed at the beginning of the year.
Unable to draw jobless benefits, he and his wife have taken on thousands of dollars in credit-card debt to help make ends meet.

Emphasis mine – because THAT is precisely what they want. Debt. Individual wealth and fiscal security is apparently no longer the providence of the middle class (and it never was of the lower classes) – just keep owing; hey, it stimulates the economy, our Blessed Leader Says So.

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~ by Auntie Ranty on February 27, 2009.

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