Category Archives: The Economy

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, War On The Poor

Lead Story The ASPCA’s (and the country’s) first horse ambulance, 1895. Via Ephemeral New York ♀ April 10, 1866: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Is Founded – The Nation reminds us of a proud anniversary today. – Read the full article

President Obama’s State of the Union & Real Time Public Reaction to Joni Ernst’s Response

I was impressed by President Obama’s State of the Union Address, SOTU, a report of generally good news. Granted, the economy and the country have room for improvement. He outlined a big step forward in the next two years.  Ironically, and I really hate this about Democrats; the President is bold and more outspoken after the crushing 2014 midterm results….WHY, why do progressives play this 4th quarter, ‘Johnny comes TOUGH’ after an election or loss?! – Read the full article

Ks Republicans Prove ODS Via Self Delusion, Earn An Onionism

Republicans around the nation have been trying to convince the nation that President Obama is out to destroy America. This is a sort of mass psychosis that is plaguing the right known as Obama Delusion Syndrome, or ODS. Some righties afflicted with ODS think Obama is out to destroy America because he is a terrorist sympathizer. – Read the full article

It’s April 15th, Time For Conservatives to Start Bashing Their Base

It’s tax time folks, the most festive season next to Christmas for Conservatives; a time for them to revel in smearing those less fortunate, while ignoring the obscene tax breaks given to Corporate America, and failed presidential candidates. This year, before Conservatives call out the dogs to perpetuate their “47% of Americans don’t pay taxes” rallying cry, and get the lemmings hatin’ on Grandma, our disabled veterans, and the poor, let’s put some  facts out there. – Read the full article

President Obama’s Little Noted But Epic Win

The passage through the house and senate of a clean debt limit increase bill has exposed deep divisions in the Republican party.  Ted Cruz’ stunt forcing Republican Senate leaders to vote in favor of allowing the vote to proceed has only earned Cruz deeper enmity from his side of the aisle.   – Read the full article

Goodbye, Desolation: U.S. Economy Poised for Blockbuster 2014

Goodbye, Desolation: U.S. Economy Poised for Blockbuster 2014 (via PR Newswire) Bank of the West Chief Economist Sees U.S. Consumer Finally Driving Recovery Download image Bank of the West logo. (PRNewsFoto/Bank of the West) SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time in more than six years consumer spending… – Read the full article

Rosa Parks Ended Racism, And Other Wingnut Facts You Did Not Know

It is time to point and laugh at Republicans for their latest gaffe when it comes to racial issues. Today the mockery is based upon the following tweet from the Republican National Committee: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. – Read the full article

Just Who Are The Job Creators? Hint: Not Who Republicans Say

Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive. Blodget has written a column for Business Insider that succinctly defines who is and who is not responsible for job creation in the American economy.  – Read the full article

Pope Francis Officially Wins Me Over

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.” Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 11/26/2013 In a document described as a roadmap for issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis took direct aim at the fundamental economic theory of the modern conservative movement. – Read the full article

Angry Republican Donors Give To Democratic GA. Senate Candidate Nunn

Citing anger at Washington Republicans for shutting down the government and threatening to default on the national debt, major donors to Republican causes in Georgia are now donating to Michelle Nunn, daughter of four term Senator Sam Nunn and the favorite to win the Democratic nomination for the seat of retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss. – Read the full article

Peggy Noonan: The Queen Of The Deepity, Part II

Deepity: “[A] proposition that seems both important and true – and profound – but that achieves this effect by being ambiguous. On one reading, it is manifestly false, but it would be earth-shaking if it were true; on the other reading, it is true but trivial. – Read the full article

Why Is The White House Even Talking To Congressional Republicans?

Thursday’s release of the NBC/WSJ poll showing that Republicans are taking a solid beating on the government shutdown led to much consternation on the right.  The Koch brothers sent a letter to congress advising that they wanted no part of the mess and the business community at large started making noise that this entire ordeal is just no good for the economy.  – Read the full article