Posts tagged ‘Republican’

April 29, 2013

Rachel Maddow: Rights Aren’t Meant To Be Voted On. That’s why they’re called rights

quote by Rachel Maddow: But here’s the thing about rights-they’re not actually supposed to be voted on. That’s why they’re called rights
use of Rachel Maddow’s words or image is in no way meant to suggest that she in any way supports the content of this post or this blog
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April 26, 2012

Janeane Garofalo: How the Right Wing Form Their Opinions

This conversation between Janeane Garofalo and Rosie O’Donnell, discusses how those on the Right think, from their lack of empathy to their coordinated talking points. Although this is from a USAmerican perspective, it can still apply to the Right-wing here.

April 14, 2012

Every gun that is made is theft from those who hunger

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, From a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953
34th president of US 1953-1961, Republican

North Korea, we are looking at You.

April 2, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: Nobody Got Rich On Their Own

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Elizabeth Warren (US Democrat senate candidate for Massachusetts)
I hear all this, you know, “Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.” – No!

There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.

You built a factory out there – good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that maurauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea—God bless. Keep a big hunk of it.

But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.

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use of quote and image of the Elizabeth Warren, is in no way intended to suggest that Warren in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog

March 26, 2012

Art – Fascism is Corporatism

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digital mischief by @redglitterx
quote by Mussolini: Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.
use of this quote is no way meant to suggest Mussolini in anyway endorse the contents of this post


March 24, 2012

Anthony Albanese: Noalition Bowling – 0 to 301

This is an extract from a piece by Anthony Albanese

The US Republican Party has been dubbed the ‘Party of No’ for its program of perpetual obstruction. Or, as former presidential hopeful Sarah Palin helpfully described it, the ‘Party of Hell No’. The Republican how-to manual seems to be firmly in the grasp of Tony Abbott as he sets out each day to rally his Noalition troops. There is nothing constructive in this manual. There is nothing in it about building a better Australia. Its sole instruction is to oppose everything and, hopefully, destroy the government in the process. And, just like in the US, the conservative leader is aided by his friends outside the Parliament with very deep pockets.

It’s hard to imagine the despair then, at the conclusion of the autumn session, as Coalition troops head home for the recess. For the Gillard Labor Government has just achieved something of a milestone with the passing of the 300th bill through the House of Representatives. All the bluster, all the raucousness, all the desperate opposition to everything, has not actually translated into any parliamentary success for this Opposition which has failed to knock back one single bill.

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March 23, 2012
Anthony Albanese
Federal Member for Grayndler
Leader Of The House

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