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No Vaseline

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Dick’s Withdrawl

The NRA has been screwing the American people for a long time.  A very long time.  Many, many years. Decades.  With lethal consequences.  What’s the latest body count? 17 dead, 14 injured in the Valentine’s Day massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida.  Add that to the long list of mass shootings over the years, and the body count is horrific.

Many have said that Republican politicians have had a fascination with NRA ass for a long time.  A very long time.  Many, many years.  Decades.  With lethal consequences. That sweet, sweet LaPierre ass.  Bending over for the cracker.  Not true?  Then why all the kissing noises? Why the stagnation?  Where’s the legislation?  There is none. Republicans are dependent upon campaign contributions from the NRA – an organization whose obvious agenda is to facilitate the sale of as many guns as possible.  It’s just business.

Because of the latest high school massacre, Dick’s Sporting Goods has pledged to stop selling assault-style rifles, as well as stop gun sales to persons under 21 years old. Being one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the country, their actions have influenced other corporations to follow suit.  Walmart, who had already stopped selling AR-15s and other assault-style rifles in 2015, also pledged to not sell guns or ammunition to those under 21.  Other companies like Delta Airlines have stopped doing business with the NRA through discount programs.  Kids over coins.  What a novel concept.  One no doubt greatly influenced by the protests of the students in s. Florida.  An internet savvy generation, schooled in the art of the tweet, articulate, unapologetic, and scared for their lives.  Pullin wools with your scams – no more silent lambs.

No more asses up and hands out.  The times they are a-changin’.  The next generation is apparently woke – and taking names.  Soon, the NRA is going to have to bend with no Vaseline.  If not, it will break.  Just a match and a little bit of gasoline…

 

Grim Weeper Reaps…

What Tea Party Sowed

      With the help of the Tea Party Republicans, Speaker of the House John Boehner suffered a humiliating and embarrassing defeat today; one that calls into question his competence as Speaker.  He was forced to allow a vote on the middle class Payroll Tax Cut, which Republicans in the House, after days of  rhetoric and vitriol, begrudgingly passed.    Imagine that… having to be pressured to help 160 million Americans save an average of $40.00/paycheck.  A government “by the people, for the people”?  Let’s not forget this come election time shall we?

After signing the extension this morning, President Obama is well on his way to his Christmas in Hawaii – Aloha Mr. President.

– L. Morales

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Eric Cantor Delays Key Legislation

Some people say Eric Cantor wants to hold onto the keys to the treasure chest just a little longer – if not indefinitely.  By not allowing a vote on the Stock Act, introduced by Democrats Louise Slaughter and Tim Walz, he is allowing the congress to continue their self-legalized insider trading.  This bill is an effort to deal with the obvious conflict of interest issue by increasing disclosure, in an effort to ensure legislators cannot benefit from inside information.   As it stands, congress members and their staff can legally benefit from non- public information learned while doing their jobs.  Cha-Ching!  This explains why many go to congress members of the 99%, and leave members of the 1.

– L. Morales

Politics = Kryptonite

Super Committee: Fails

Once again, when it comes to the classic battle between politics and morality,  politics wins.  Apparently, negotiations within the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction have once again reached an impasse.  It seems that pesky pledge to that “random person” (per John Bohner), Grover Norquist, is once again the wet paper bag the Republicans can’t fight their way out of.  The Democrats, on the other hand, were perhaps lucky not to have come to an agreement.  This would have meant agreeing to major cuts in social programs (something the Democrats seem to think 70% of the American people want – not).

– L. Morales

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