Monday, April 20, 2015

The Kochs pick the GOP Presidential candidate: it's Scott Walker

Well, the decision has been made, so the rest of the candidates might just as well pack up and go home.  The Koch brothers' money is going to Scott Walker, thus assuring he will be the GOP candidate for President.  Nice to have the choice made without even having to involve the GOP primary voters.  You have to admit that the process is so much easier and faster since the Repugs managed to put the "Citizens United" way of choosing a candidate into our voting laws. (Thank you, Cheney/Bush, for creating the right-wing Supreme Court.)

When you think about it, it's possible that this choice will encourage campaign-finance reform more than any other single action.  After they blow a billion or more on Walker's loss to Hillary,
the Kochs might actually be disheartened enough to remove themselves from further campaign spending.  One can only hope.


WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, the influential conservative donors, have settled on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as their top choice to win the 2016 Republican nomination for U.S. president, the New York Times reported on Monday.

David Koch said at a fundraiser for the New York State Republican Party on Monday that he and his brother would support the party's eventual nominee in the general election, but that it should be Walker, the paper reported, citing two people in attendance.

The Koch brothers are among the best-known conservative donors, and potential Republican candidates court their favor. The pair has said they plan to spend nearly $900 million during the 2016 campaign cycle.

Walker already has allied himself with the more conservative wing of his party, making statements such as saying he would not support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Those moves were intended to set Walker apart from others in the Republican field, particularly former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who has an advantage in national name recognition and fundraising over many other possible 2016 contenders.

It was not clear how much the Kochs planned to help Walker with his primary run, the Times said.

David Koch said at the event that the group's political organizations would not back any single candidate during the Republican primaries, but he indicated that the family might separately support Walker, the paper said

Friday, April 17, 2015

Best Jon Stewart take on Cheney/Bush EVER! Don't miss it!

For those who want true revelations about Dick Cheney, this is the best presentation yet! Jon Stewart is the masterful sleuth who brings these reminders to Cheney--and to anyone who might have forgotten them (Hello there, right wing Bubble dwellers!). Coincidentally, I see in today's news that Jeb Bush is desperately trying to distance himself from his brother and Cheney.  Without even being asked "the question," Jeb announces to reporters, "Anyone who has brothers knows we're not all the same."  It's a start at throwing Duhmbya under the bus (where he's already living, having put himself there), but Jeb will have to do MUCH better than that if he's really running for President. (~.~)  Watch the link below for Stewart's dialogue with Cheney:

Plenty of viewers will be sad to see Jon Stewart leave "The Daily Show" later this year. It's a safe bet that former Vice President Dick Cheney won't be one of them.

Last week, Cheney made headlines when he attacked President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, saying "I can't think of a more terrible burden to leave the next president than what Obama is creating here."

On Thursday night's "Daily Show," Stewart fired back.

"Really? You can't think of an administration that left a more terrible burden?" Stewart said as a picture of Cheney and former President George W. Bush appeared next to him and grew as he spoke. "Think hard... no wait. If I can ask you, think harder. Maybe you need a visual aid. Can you think of an administration that left... ?"

Stewart was just getting warmed up. He used Cheney's own logic to show that there was a presidency that helped strengthen Iran more than any other -- and it was the one Cheney served in.

During the takedown, Stewart donned a classic deerstalker cap, eventually swapping it for a gumshoe's fedora, and used two pipes and a lollypop to make his points to a "Dick Cheney" represented by a balloon with a frowny face.

Check it out in the link above. You won't regret it.


Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Travolta defends his cult

With all the damaging personal info. they have on Travolta, he remains their puppet.  Same with Cruise and Kirstie Alley.  If these actors investigated for themselves (assuming they still don't know celebrities are treated differently from run-of-the-mill members) and discovered the damning information is true, they would have to make a challenging decision.  Either leave the cult and take the blows that will surely follow -- or stay and act the part of loyal members (which calls on all their acting skills).

They probably figure it's best to just stay dumb (or pretend to) and turn away from all evidence that screams for them to open their eyes to the truth.  The funny thing is, the world already knows about Travolta's bi-sexuality and it doesn't seem to have hurt him at the box office.  What is more harmful to him is his defense and continuing membership in Scientology, a now-proven cult of the worst kind.


Oops. New rules on salt intake

It's looking like we should just go in the reverse direction of most warnings we've been given by the medical profession all these many years.  Cutting your salt intake can do more harm than good is what they are telling us now. Add this to the list about cholesterol in eggs now OK, butter is actually better for us than margarine, resetting the number guidelines for cholesterol and high blood pressure, etc., etc.

It seems we can just chuck out most of the "expert" warnings of the past and safely do the opposite of what we have been told.  Kind of like the Catholic church telling us for so many years that it was a sin to eat meat on Fridays, but then changing the rules to make it OK.  Too bad for the Friday-meat-eating "sinners" of the past who died before the rule changed. Where did their souls go?  To purgatory?  To hell?  The absurdity of it is laughable.

It seems we are finally realizing that the best thing to do is take advice from the "experts" in any field with many grains of salt (humor intended) -- and then use our own judgment as to what feels right to us.  Imagine that! What a concept--to think for ourselves! (~.~)

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Gracie and Quincy: sisters dance and show the world true beauty

I don't think anyone could watch this without tears and a smile ... it is heart touching and so beautifully performed. (~.~)


Thursday, April 02, 2015

Interesting take by right wing on two presidents

It's interesting to me how right wingers are blinded by ideology (and hatred/bigotry/you-name-it) to such an extent that they can hear the exact same words from a Republican president and a Democrat president and revere the first while excoriating the second.  I think it's called "compartmentalizing."  Right wingers are masters at it.