Category: "Politics"


The lights dim, your life ends

As an apparent exercise in self-contradiction, Dennis Prager presents "Ron Paul and America's Alleged Racism" In the Republican presidential candidates’ debate on January 7, Congressman Ron Paul said: "I’m the only one up here . . . that understands… more »
1 comment »  05:17:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Just bu-bu-buggin' out, losin' it all, no sense

Try and reconcile these two statements coming from the same person: I know, Obama's not just a nice guy who's in over his head. Obama has a plan. Obama's plan is based on his inherent belief that this country was immorally and illegitimately founded… more »
1 comment »  01:03:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Size Ain't Shit

This isn't productive. more »
3 comments »  01:35:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics, Video


To forget what I'm owed

From "Obamas Think They're 'Owed' Lavish Lifestyle 'Because Of What's Been Done To' Them And Their 'Ancestors'" via County Fair: Today on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh trotted out a new theory on the guiding prerogative of the Obamas. Limbaugh claimed… more »
1 comment »  03:21:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics, Video


You Ain't Gotta Lie Ta Kick It

"PolitiFact ought to be ashamed of itself." I think this is motivated by the desire for "balance." After giving the "Lie of the Year" award to Republicans in 2009 and 2010, Politifact is probably scared they'll be labeled "liberally biased" if they did… more »
1 comment »  05:08:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics

Don't spend it as soon as you get it

From "The Past and the Present" by Thomas Sowell: While the televised debates are what gave Newt Gingrich's candidacy a big boost, concrete accomplishments when in office are the real test. Gingrich engineered the first Republican takeover of the H… more »
Leave a comment »  10:27:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Blind to the ways of mankind

I just don't get libertarians. Witness John Stossel's latest opinion piece: Government has no money of its own. All it does is take from some people and give to others. That may create some jobs, but only by leaving less money in the private sector… more »
1 comment »  02:15:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Kill at Will

The Associated Press reports that "GOP hopefuls scold Obama on 'timid' Israel support": Republican presidential hopefuls took turns lambasting President Barack Obama's policy toward Israel on Wednesday, accusing him of being timid in the face of Ir… more »
2 comments »  04:08:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Unless you rich and have stocks

"What does this all mean? It means the hedge fund industry is making a gigantic proportion of the profits. The top .1% is earning nearly half of the profits in the industry, through not just hedge funds, but other similar vehicles. The finance indust… more »
Leave a comment »  10:09:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics

The Jubilee

"Steve Keen - Euro crisis... forgive debt & reboot?" This guy is the most gangsta economist ever. His book, Debunking Economics, gets a high recommendation from me. more »
1 comment »  12:34:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics, Video


I give the rich a giant tax loophole, I leave the poor living in a poophole

"Taxing Job Creators." I've been debating this with friends a lot, I like the idea of trying to scientifically determine the optimal top marginal tax rate. Personally I think the corporate tax rate might be more important, Exxon paying no taxes in th… more »
2 comments »  11:25:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Link of the Day

"Why We Must Reduce the Taxes on the Rich: The Keynesian Argument." more »
2 comments »  02:50:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Which side you represent, huh?

I never thought I'd take Erik Larson's side over Frank Miller's. more »
1 comment »  03:09:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


This is a warning!

"Atlanta attorney Lin Wood hired to defend Cain": Lin Wood, the Atlanta lawyer hired by Herman Cain to defend him against multiple sexual harassment accusations, is "the pit bull you have chained to a stake guarding your house." Wood, in an… more »
Leave a comment »  01:49:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Just to get a rep

"Cain gets back on the trail amid scandal" reports the Boston Globe: There will be more from Cain on Thursday, when his tour will take him at least to Ypsilanti, Grand Rapids and Traverse City, according to tea party organizers. Tea party backers make… more »
2 comments »  08:29:00 am by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


If you don't work, you don't eat

From ThinkProgress: GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann promised to significantly lower funding to social safety net programs during a speech at the Family Research Council this morning, going so far as to suggest that people who can’t work… more »
2 comments »  11:46:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics, Video


My dawgs understand the culture

"Video: Victoria's Secret Models in Prague." Culture? (Note: Rupert Murdoch has a long history of doing this.) more »
1 comment »  10:44:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


See this mental slavery causes rash behavior

Ann Coulter: Our Blacks are the Best! more »
1 comment »  09:37:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics, Video


All you see in the newspapers nowadays is nuff gal talk bout them been raped

"Sexual harassment settlements: 'cost of doing business'" GOP presidential contender Herman Cain finds himself addressing allegations of inappropriate behavior, made by two former female employees of the National Restaurant Association when he led the… more »
6 comments »  02:19:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics


Capitalism will confuse them y'know, tell them the truth's a lie

"Project 21's Borelli Cites Differences Between MLK Legacy and Occupy Wall Street Agenda" This is sickening. The implied message is that King wouldn't have approved of a protest against economic injustice, which is something King fought for his whole… more »
1 comment »  10:22:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics, Video


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