So What!

Carrie Prejean made waves about the media over her answer to the question on Miss USA about gay marriage.


What the fuck does that have to do with anything? She gave her opinion, and as far as I can tell, we live in a Democratic society where people can say something that others may not like. She answered (paraphrasing), "I am glad I live in a country where people of the same sex can get together, or people of the opposite. But where I come from, and, in turn, what I was brought up to believe, and I still believe, the word 'marriage' should only be equated between a man and a woman."

As a matter of fact, her answer was about what people like Barack Obama say about the gay marriage topic. He doesn't want gay marriage, but civil unions. Carrie seems to have a problem with the 'marriage' term. So, she doesn't speak as well as when she's asked about "what is your one wish", but, come on... she was put on the spot. It's a fucking beauty pageant! Not the Vice-Presidential Debates!

Speaking of potential Vice-Presidents... Sarah Palin has a book deal. She will get good scratch for her book.

So What!

What does that have to do with anything? It will be a propaganda piece, funded by the right (Rupert Murdoch), with the goal of stirring up support for another high office run in 2012. So What? Barack Obama came to national attention through his books, so why shouldn't Sarah Palin? The people who voted for that crazy bitch will buy her book, along with Rush's new book, Bill O's new book, and Skeletor's (Ann Coulter) new book. I won't read the damn thing. If I want slanted information to make the other side look completely non-credible while boasting your side's view I'd watch MSNBC. NBC's east coast studios are located in Rockefeller Center, New York City.

And speaking of New York City... The Obama Administration came under hot water for flying an un-Presidential-fied Air Force One LOW around NEW YORK being followed by a fighter jet for a photograph. What a bonehead move. I thought Dick Cheney's 'Shadow Government' took over and was using fear to gain the hearts and minds of the American people. I saw some cell phone video as the menacing, low flying 747 circled around Manhattan. It was likened to a panicked crowd fleeing a collapsing building or a tidal wave. Then the price tag of that photo-op came out: $300,000.

So What!

Yes, Manhattan was freaked out a little bit. You know what freaks me out more? We are still in Iraq. We are still in Afghanistan. We are still spending $10 billion a month in Iraq. Lets do the math: $10,000,000,000 divided by 30 (days in month) divided by 24 (hours in a day) divided by 60 (minutes in an hour) equals $231,481.48

I repeat that: We spend $231,481.48 every fucking minute in Iraq. So, who the fuck cares about a $300,000 photo-op? If that photo-op is all we have to worry about with our government's excess spending, I would be really happy. That that photo-op is a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of dollars our government gives away to corporations.

And speaking of corporations... with the Miss California, Sarah Palin book, and Air Force One photo-op occupying the fake news stories at all hours of the day on cable news networks, the shit I really want discussed go slipping through the cracks.

Instead, we hear about the shit I discussed above. Add on a missing 5 year-old girl, a husband killing his wife, and some other exploited person's life, and important news never makes it's way to the masses.

Since NOBODY discusses what I want to discuss, I'll be brief. I'm sure y'all want to get back to your polarizing topics.

Topic 1: Back in 2003, corporations began lobbying Congress to get low tax rates on overseas earnings. Did you know that for every $1 they spent on lobbying for the tax break, corporations reaped a $220 benefit on their US income taxes, according to three University of Kansas professors. Some 840 firms,including several of today’s bailout babies, including Citigroup, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch, gained more than $312 billion in tax breaks.

And what about companies that spent more than $1 million on tax lobbying? They did even better... a 24,300% return, the researchers found. In its disclosure statements, Eli Lilly & Co. acknowledged spending $8.52 million in 2003 and 2004 to lobby for the tax break. It reaped more than $2 billion in return.

That is why you will never see the off-shore, Cayman Island tax havens disappear. Too much money is being made and too much money is being spent on Congress for it to be bad for 'business'. When banks, and the likes, have that much control over Congress, the only people who lose out are the average American taxpayer.

And speaking of the average American taxpayer getting screwed...

Issue 2: Today, the U.S. Senate easily turned back an effort to cap interest rates on credit cards at 15%. Introduced by an Independent candidate (which means not a slave to the machine thirsting for corporate money), the Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders only garnered 33 votes, with 60 voting against the bill which will help millions of struggling Americans.

“When banks are charging 30 percent interest rates, they are not making credit available,” said Mr. Sanders, who noted credit unions are limited to 15 percent. “They are engaged in loan-sharking.”

So, when over 1/3 of credit card holders are paying 20% to 40% interest rates, the government was not there for them. A lot of Congressmen got a lot of money today. The loan-sharking continues. With both Democrats and Republicans working in unison to defeat the provision, you can really see which side of good/evil your party of choice is really on.

1 comment:

themom said...

Bernie Sanders had the right idea and argument. I was pissed that it failed. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Chris Dodds,inferred that this "cap" might be injected into the other credit card bill being considered.