Eat The Poor

So, this piece of idiocy won’t die:

drug-testin-testing-for-welfare-recipeants

Now, the major problem with this nonsense is the 4th Amendment, which protects citizens from unlawful search and seizure by the government, requiring a warrant and probable cause. Being poor is not a probable cause, so piss-testing the poor is unconstitutional. However, the 4th Amendment does not protect citizens from their private employers, so having to pee in a cup at work is not unconstitutional.

Sadly, a depressing number of people seem to be too stupid to make this very simple … There’s more of this shit. Click here.

With Crocodile Tears And A Pocketful Of Tissues

Pardon my harping on the subject, but, oh, how the profiteers of our symptom-treatment-for-blood-money wail at the prospect of a so-called “public option”.

The Lewin Group, cited beyond reason and out of context by the henchmen of the opposing industries, is a wholly owned arm of the private insurance engine.

And right now, that arm is flailing madly, trying to distract the public from what everyone knows and has known for a long time now: that despite unprecedented (in scale) attempts by private insurance companies and pharma giants to indoctrinate the public with … There’s more of this shit. Click here.

The Profit Motive, Part Two

Much as I am loathe to take cues from Bill Maher, he had a point recently that spoke to my last entry regarding the ubiquitous “What’s wrong with making money?” dodge.

Put simply, not everything should make a profit.

The news, for example.

As Ben Bagdikan pointed out in The Media Monopoly, in 1983, over 90% of all media (movies, television, radio, magazines, books, newspapers, the recording industry, photo agencies, etc) was in the hands of about 50 corporations.

As of 2004, that number has dropped. … There’s more of this shit. Click here.

The Profit Motive

I hear it all too often: “What’s wrong with making money?!?”

Of course, this little bit of misdirection is usually delivered in an angry tone by someone who is oblivious to the nonsensical non sequitur it is. Whenever the argument is made that perhaps those who have benefited greatly from the past 30 years of deregulation, massive decrease in taxation, massive public subsidy, criminal refusal to enforce laws protecting labor, the environment, public interest – you get the idea; you’ll be treated to a rousing chorus of that dogmatic propaganda line so inextricably driven into the public … There’s more of this shit. Click here.

Guess What? Barack Obama Is Articulate.

One of the many reasons why – despite having almost universal conformity with the policies of the left – I refuse to align myself with liberals is this example:

Calling Barack Obama “articulate” is racist.

Really?

Is there perhaps one, small, contextual reason why it might not be racist? Perhaps if you were saying so in relation to – oh, I don’t know, maybe another prominent figure to whom the President will be compared, one who (just clutching at straws, here) wasn’t very articulate?

Acting surprised that a … There’s more of this shit. Click here.