April 1, 2011
Yes, it’s April 1, but this is not an April Fool’s joke. The Republican Party really is trying to kill off American citizens. Don’t believe me? I’m not going to weave some elaborate conspiracy theory. I really doubt these events are part of some mass plan, but they are steps taken by this political party that will all have the same effect.
We are all going to die.
Representative Michelle “I Don’t Know What State I’m In” Bachmann wants to tax single mothers more. Or give breaks to married mothers. We’re still unclear on the specifics. The point is that single parents, a demographic that is already hurting in the current economy, will have more money taken out of their pockets because of life choices.
Whatever happened to Republicans wanting to get the government out of our lives? Look, divorce can be messy and traumatic for families, but why should these families get taxed and hurt more? Bachmann said she wants to encourage family formation, but given her record on gay issues, I’m going to assume these tax breaks would only apply to heterosexual couples.
Getting a doctor, food, rent, and gas is already a pinch. Why deprive single families of more money?
The fight to help protect people through things like safety regulations has taken more than a hundred years. The Triangle Fire really opened up people’s eyes to the hazards and slavery-like mentality of employers at the turn of the century. One would think that things like asbestos regulations and the inclusion of fire-sprinklers would be a good thing, right?
Apparently, all these “safety” regulations are just getting in the way of business.
It’s funny, but when the GOP talks about small business, business, and the economy, what they really mean is “business owners.” Screw the workers. In Maine, the governor wants to take down a mural that celebrates the history of labor because he said he was told it was hostile to business. Where is this offensive piece of art?
The Maine Department of Labor.
So remember, folks, screw the workers. As long as SOMEONE gets paid, it’s okay, right?
If you need food stamps, the GOP has the perfect way to get them. No, it doesn’t involve showing a need for basic necessities like food.
First, get a job.
No, really. That’s their plan. If you want food because you don’t have a job, first get a job. It’s amazing that these idiots don’t realize that it’s not that people aren’t looking for jobs. It’s that there ARE NO jobs.
Not harsh enough? Well, if you do have a job and are getting government aid, you better not go on strike. If you strike, they’ll pull your welfare. Now get to work!
Really, though, GOP is doing everything possible to flush money down the toilet in the name of protecting us from scary government intervention. The truth, though, is that the GOP is really concerned with government intrusion, but only in the sense that they want to be the ones who do it.
So there you have it. Republicans want to starve, suffocate, and otherwise kill you.
Oh, and in Montana, one of them wants to repeal DIU laws because they hurt small business. I wish this were all a joke.
And now, to get some happy back into your life, the links!
- If you were a kid in the 90’s, there are a few things you should know by know. And yes, Batman: The Animated Series as one of the standards for Batman.
- Have you ever typed a wrong web address and ended up looking at a picture of some college blond? She’s become a sort of meme, and now you can finally find out the identity of this mysterious web ghost.
- Apparently, there were some cave drawings that purported to show humans and dinos living together, lending credibility to some creationists. However, thankfully, they were proven to be nothing more than mildew and active imaginations.
- Google Earth is a great tool for
stalkingfollowing people around. Check out the best staged scenes on Google Earth!
- And some animals don’t know how to fight and would be eaten in the wild. That is all for this week. Thanks for reading, keep sharing links, and I’ll see you Monday.