Sunday, January 10, 2010

Because It's as Plain as the Nose on His Face

Because rasism is wrong.

Because Democrats have been relentless (and rightfully so) in calling
out rasists in the Republican party.

Because pieces of the Republican party animate themselves with racism
(eyes on tea baggers).

Because we are about to begin debate on what our nation is to do about
immigration and the millions who entered this country illegally.

Because this is a clear instance when principle should triumph over power.

Senator Harry Reid must resign as Majority-leader immediately.

Sent from my mobile device

Ken Jacobs

"The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate,
but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way
to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose."


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Lie Year

My favorite fake patriot at Gila Courier pulled another doozy over the holidays. In the comments of a piece ostensibly about Rio Nuevo, 'Ryan' got backed into a rhetorical corner on the definition of Transaction Privilege Tax as it pertains to a Tax Increment Finance district. Instead of saying something like, "my bad," or "I see your point," 'Ryan went to his/her/their old standby. It lied.

'Ryan,' when you place your answer in quotation marks it is customary to include the entire sentence or an ellipsis to indicate more text remains. Simply ending a quote at the point where you get the answer you need and ignoring the fact the entire sentence actually proves YOU are wrong only clears up one issue. You are an asshat.

Note to Humberto Lopez: keep your lawyers close at hand, the crooked crowd at Gila Courier will do anything to get their way, especially with your money.

The Republican 'Death Tax'

Image via Wikipedia
I had a strangely emotional reaction to this story from the Arizona Republic. Here's the short version; woman loves Arizona parks, woman dies, woman leaves $250,000 to said parks, Republicans spit on her remains.

The legislature goes back into session on January 11. On that day, various Republicans will decry taxation of all forms. When will somebody show Arizona voters how much fees and taxes at all levels of Arizona governance have gone up due the decisions of the Republican-controlled legislature?

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]