From Salon here:
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was the rising star of the Republican Party and believed to be destined for the White House just four years ago. Instead, he may be forced into an early retirement from politics.
An NBC News/Marist poll released Thursday shows Walker down a whopping 10 points against his Democratic challenger, state schools superintendent Tony Evers. Evers leads by 53 to 43 percent among likely voters, the survey reported.
Oh no, what to do or say?
Walker is one of the Cock/Koch brothers’ favorite fellaters. He’s trashed his state of Wisconsin in the name of bullshit and thievery.
I will cry for you Scott Walker, you miserable piece of shit, in the same way that I cried for the traffic stopping Chris Christie.
If it happens it will be tears of joy, you fucker.
Capitalism is killing the planet and needs to change, says investor Jeremy Grantham
“Capitalism and mainstream economics simply cannot deal with these problems. Mainstream economics largely ignore [them],” Grantham says. “We deforest the land, we degrade our soils, we pollute and overuse our water and we treat air like an open sewer, and we do it all off the balance sheet,” he adds.
This doesn’t seem fair (or rational) that people who have made a lot of money in the stock and bond markets get to speak their mind on the financial pages without being attacked and disparaged as tree huggers and hippies.
This must be the power of money. So not only is money free speech in elections it’s free speech in the press and they’re free to say anything without getting shit tossed their way.
Bigly unfair horseshit I say.
Headline from NBC News:
New GOP immigration bill would prevent separation of children and parents at border
I’m sure I will be following up with the tucked underneath the headline awful shit that is hidden in this bill by the headline.
Trusting the Republicans to treat black folks and immigrants with respect and dignity is a fool’s errand.
It is political gold for them to screw over non-white folks.
From the Guardian here:
“God has blessed us with natural resources. Let’s use them to feed the world. Let’s use them to power the world,” Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and devout Christian, said last year. Under Pruitt, the EPA has moved to roll back dozens of regulations aimed at maintaining clean air and water.
Barber is derisive of this attitude, which he says stems from a disastrous misunderstanding of a passage in Genesis in which God gives man “dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth”.
“Dominion in this sense means to care for, not destroy,” Barber said. “The first commandment is to take care of creation. To destroy creation is fundamentally irreligious. It’s a violation. It’s a sin. Pruitt says he believes in God but you’ve never seen him pull out scripture that shows Jesus said we must help corporations poison the water.
Just an extremely polite way of telling EPA head Scott Pruitt to go fuck himself for he is an ignorant and destructive piece of shit.
From CBS News in Arizona:
Police say they acted only after Johnson refused to cooperate. In their incident report, one officer wrote Johnson’s “body language” looked like he “was preparing for a physical altercation.” Still, Mesa’s police chief is opening a formal investigation and changing police policy.
“There’s going to be a special directive that says that we will not strike somebody in the face or in the head, unless they are showing us active aggression,” said Ramon Batista, Mesa police chief.
Check that bolded sentence!
I guess up until now in Mesa Arizona the police you strike you in the face or in the head, ya know, for furtive body language or daring to verbally defend yourself.
Of course white folks don’t have the same standard so you’re not gonna catch a beatdown from the po po unless you’re poor and white and ornery.
These are some pretty impressive guidelines I must say.