The real leeches on the body politic are the 1 percent who are so greedy that they wish to cut assistance to America's hungry, poor, sick and elderly in order that their possession of 35 percent of America's total wealth can continue expanding.
It is they who have created the false panic about "the deficit" in order to shore up their demand that "spending must be curtailed," all in the hopes that no one will look behind the curtain at the mounds of wealth upon which they are sitting. And just what do these elite "do" with their money? They spend it on themselves.
Overwhelmingly, they do not create jobs, expand businesses (especially within the US), or donate to the arts, the poor, or larger community needs. This tiny elite is the true "entitlement class" of America, not the struggling, often underpaid, workers, nor the ill, the elderly, or the unemployed.
McDonald’s is offering some heartwarming advice for their employees who are struggling this holiday season. On their website, McResource Line, they suggest “Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash.”
Some other advice they give for “Digging Out From Holiday Debt” include breaking apart food at meals which will help you eat less and still feel full. The company also offers to help workers apply for food stamps. So, we the taxpayer will fund their employees.
In recent months, McDonald’s offered their low wage workers, some of the most underpaid workers in the country, some other caring advice. They suggested a sample budget for their “team members” who earn on average, $7.75 per hour. In the budget, they tell workers that they shouldn’t waste their money on expenses like heating bills, and they calculated a $600 monthly rent. In New York City, that rent figure is laughable.
Many of the underpaid employees have had walk-outs, protests and strikes demanding a living wage. But McDonald’s advice? “Quit complaining,” their website suggests. “Stress hormones levels rise by 15% after 10 minutes of complaining.”
Ronald Reagan was angry. It was October 1986, and his veto against the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act had just been overridden — and by a Republican-controlled Senate, at that…
Conservatives believed the U.S. had no business hectoring the South African government over apartheid. Senator Jesse Helms (R–N.C.), the Senate’s leading race-baiter, took the Senate floor to filibuster on behalf of the apartheid government of South Africa. Helms was an old pro at using the filibuster: he had launched a similar one three years earlier against establishing a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. He was joined by like-minded conservatives including noted segregationist Strom Thurmond (R–S.C.) and future presidential hopeful Phil Gramm (R–Texas) in voting against the bill’s final passage. Over in the House, Representative Dick Cheney (R–Wyo.) joined the minority in opposing the Anti-Apartheid Act. In earlier battles over South Africa, Cheney had denounced Nelson Mandela as a terrorist and argued against his release…
Reagan took his case directly to the people on a live TV broadcast. He echoed Crocker in urging Americans to be patient with South Africa’s apartheid government. Reagan argued that sanctions would disproportionately hurt black South Africans without significantly undermining apartheid, and blamed black extremists for contributing to the violence. Change, if it were to come at all, would happen incrementally. He believed he had sold his case effectively, and considered the matter closed…
Under considerable pressure, Republican moderates rallied. Thirty-seven (37) out of 53 Republican senators joined their Democratic colleagues to pass the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act over Reagan’s veto. Conservatives fumed, but they were powerless to stop the law from passing. It was the first time in the 20th century that a presidential veto on a foreign policy issue had been overturned…
Jt6gR3hM, joneses, jesse, fairmon, degage, GameOn, AndrewLohr, CON-IDIOTS, to list some of you total complete 'FAKE NUES' devouring brainwashed 'I choose to be a brainless, non fact-finding country-destroying idiot' : Tea-bags GOP will take yours and everyone else's money and hand it over to their big-bucks donors who will wine, dine, and laugh at you stupid idiots for gobbling their garbage bag propaganda lies!!!!!!!
In my psychiatric practice, we refer to disordered personalities such as Jack Dennis, joneses, etc. as ‘deranged demagogues’ or ‘self-opinionated’. The more you resist or try to counter-act their delusions, the more combative they become.
We too have the right to not patronize a bigoted establishment. Bet Chick-fil-A wishes this month would end. Over the past few weeks, the restaurant chain's deep ties to the anti-gay movement have been exposed and uncovered by a number of activists, most notably Jeremy Hooper at Good As You. Whether it's Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Pennsylvania Family Institute, or Exodus International, Chick-fil-A ties run deep.
Of course, the President of Chick-fil-A wants gay people to share no hard feelings. The restaurant will gladly feed homosexuals gobs of chicken sandwiches, after all. But when it comes to marriage, Chick-fil-A believes strongly that same-sex couples just don't deserve equal rights.
As we wrote about a few weeks ago, Chick-fil-A's charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation, has been particularly active in the fight against marriage equality. They've hosted conferences with some of the leading opponents of gay marriage in this country. A higher up at WinShape has even praised the efforts of anti-gay activist David Blankenhorn for working against marriage equality, and for articulating a solid reason why American culture should reject same-sex couples.
Now comes some email correspondence that Good As You has shared on their blog, where the WinShape Foundation's Retreat Center -- a center run by the charitable arm of Chick-fil-A -- admits that they have a severe distaste for LGBT people.
As for the 'big bang', I liked the cartoon from a few days ago - the flying mccoys theory no. 37: Pull my fimger!
Rickarooeieio - Best one yet! But whar is that thar joez barr?
Riverslime You are so articulate and sensitive. BTW, does yo mama ever let you out of that pig sty basement to feed that idiotic brain cell you claim to have?