Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Keith is back!!

I am so happy that it will be a couple months before the voice of reason and all that is good in the world will be back on air, and better than ever. You can never keep a good man down, and you can't keep Olbermann quiet.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The budget and the debt

It seems that the GOP like to turn anything into a budget battle. In Wisconsin, the governor tried making stripping union rights a budget issue while Republicans in Congress thought defunding Planned Parenthood was a budget issue. Seriously?! You have got to be kidding me. But there is a method to their madness, you make everyone mad at you and therefore everyone will vote for the Democrats...wait, WTF?! They're plan is to spell out their own demise? I guess they really are that stupid, but I digress. So instead of tackling the real debt problems, they're trying to polarize themselves by picking minute issues.

However, I have a couple ideas on how to solve the debt problem we are facing in this country, something so brilliant that even John of Orange Boehner would never think of, nor would he approve. First off is cut the salary of members of Congress to the average salary of the United States worker. Members of Congress are currently paid $174,000, while the average American worker is paid only $32,000 a year. That’s over 5 times the amount while doing significantly less work. With 538 members of Congress, the savings would add up to $76,396,000. While that is a drop in the bucket, it’s a start and this only includes the actual members of Congress, not their staffers. The average salary of a congressional chief of staff makes $120,000 a year, and since they do more of the grunt work for Congress, they would have a salary cap at $40,000. This would add another $43,040,000 in savings. Figure in deputy chiefs of staff, district directors, and deputy district directors, there would be an additional $75,858,000 in savings. That is close to $200 million in savings every year. Secondly, cut the defense budget and pull our troops out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe, and anywhere else they might be stationed. I have said before, we are not the world's police, so we should scale back to peacetime numbers. But the war hawks in the GOP will never allow this. So we'll continue to drive ourselves deeper into debt for the sake of the military industrial complex.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Crazier than Glenn Beck? And Beck leaving Fox

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We all know that Glenn Beck is bat-shit crazy, so how is it possible that there is a level above that? Apparently Donald Trump found a way to trump Beck. That's right, Trump trumped Beck. Never thought I would see that coming, plus Beck actually was the voice of reason in that interview, saying that the GOP needs a serious candidate, not just a crazy person spewing all these conspiracies. This comes out shortly before we find out that Beck is leaving Fox to persue other opportunities, or so we're told. The real reason is that Beck is too crazy for Fox News now, with most of his advertisers pulling their ads from his show. It's too bad though, because he is the favorite target of liberals. Back to Hannity and Rush now I guess.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Natural Gas drilling is more important than education?

Last week I posted a handful of comics depicting what the wonderful governor of Pennsylvania is planning on doing with the state, mainly turning us into the Texas of natutal gas at the expensive of our education system. It's been known that the governor cut fudning in half for all state run colleges and universities and slashed funding for school districts. While all that outrage was going on, he also slipped under the radar cutting the entire funding for kindergarten programs, but not pre-k. WTF?! Corbett is turning us into the Mississippi of public and higher education. Potential college students used to flock to this state because of the quality of higher education, especially teacher training. Now we're going to be a joke. Corbett needs to go.