"During a Republican primary debate in the last presidential election cycle, there was a dispiriting moment in which tea party audience members cheered at the idea that a comatose uninsured American — unable to afford health insurance — would be left to die. That infamous outburst, among others, has prompted GOP bigwigs to try to cut back on primary season debates, hoping to limit appearances that might expose the party’s baser impulses. But that mean-spirited and contemptuous attitude toward the sick is alive and well in the Grand Old Party, as its maniacal (and futile) resistance to Obamacare has made clear. Now, one Republican politician is pushing that callousness to new lows: He wants to bar the uninsured from hospital emergency rooms."
"The pattern is simple but takes place over a long period of time: shift tax burden, create deficit, blame government, defund government, repeat."
Republicans would like to stabilize the Ukraine, help their economy. Fair enough. It’s the fact that they did the exact opposite in America in their attempts to destabilize our economy and hurt the US Auto Industry.
Vote out these obstructionist bastards in 2014 and 2016.
"This is the end of an era. Bartcop, one of the original liberal bloggers, died this morning of flu, pneumonia and leukemia. He inspired many of us, and left a legacy of hard hitting yet
humorous funny as hell attacks on Republicans. I’m still stunned by the news, but the one thing that sticks out is, he was the first (and maybe the best) blogger for running Photoshop memes.
God, I loved him."
Bart inspired me and I blog on in his honor. Respect.
Definitely a pioneer.
bartcop.com was the brainchild of Tulsan Terry R. Coppage. The link takes you to the nearest thing I can find to an obit in the Tulsa World.
Here’s a tribute posted at The Raw Story by Tom Boggioni.
Same as it always was, because their Sugar Daddies in the War procurement business (which are all their allies) want that. Note: though Halliburton and the Koch Brothers are supposedly about energy, they made billions from supplying the troops and “rebuilding in Iraq.
If they have spent so much money rebuilding Iraq, Then why does every place over there still look like ruins?
Where did all that money go?
This is the samsung building in Mauldin, SC. It is owned by Samsung but operated by Alorica. It operates as a call center primarily and I a few months ago relocated to south carolina for a job there. I worked two whole days of training before the shit went down.
Before I get into what happened to me here is a bit of back story. I am a transwoman and have been transitioning on hormones for 2 years now. They knew I was a transwoman upon hiring me and I made sure of it. Now we get onto what went down my second day of training.
I walked into the training room as I had the previous day and class was going as it had the first day. We get released for lunch and I grab a bite to eat from my car, use the restroom, and sit back in class. Class starts back up again and for the first 20 minutes it was okay. Suddenly I get pulled out of the class by the head trainer and The head of human resources. This is where everything goes horribly wrong.
The Head of human resources informs me that they saw me use the womens restroom (I identify as a woman and it IS the appropriate restroom for me to use) I am now informed by her that I am no longer allowed to use the womens rest room. In her EXACT words she tells me this “There are a lot of issues with allowing you to use the womens restroom, primarily we don’t want anyone yelling rape, so understand that you now have to use the mens restroom" I stand there, shocked, and ask if there is a private restroom I could use instead seeing as I do NOT want to put my well being at risk. They swiftly tell me, no. I am then told that I have to be addressed by my legal name from then on and they can’t use my preferred name. I must also now dress by the mens dress code and cease the way I was currently dressing.
I head back into class, now shaking violently after all of this. I pull the instructor aside and tell him I was informed of an emergency to excuse myself from class and head home. I have a complete breakdown and can no longer show up to the job.
I talk to a few lawyers and no one wants to take the case even though what they did violated the law big time. I eventually filed a report with the EEOC (equal employment opportunity commission) which tells me that what they did was a clear violation of my rights. Sadly 4 months later, I have heard NOTHING back from them.
Since I see them never being held accountable for the shit they put me though I decided to post this here. I know 2 other people who have gone through the same thing at this facility previously and I don’t want anyone to have to go through this again.
transmisogyny and rape culture combined.
Typical of South Carolina.
The vast majority of. the population of that state is a haven for tea party hatred, right wing bigotry, intolerance, and Bible thumping Christian ignorance.
It’s a wonder the original poster didn’t get beaten up or worse, by some of her coworkers, once word got out of her status.
I would move out of South Carolina in a heartbeat if I were her.
And it is truly sickening to watch - especially from those claiming to be christians.
Does anyone know what this is from?
It might be either from Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone or one of the early Alfred Hitchcock TV series…
If taking social benefits and assistance like SNAP and UI away from the needy, unemployed, and the poor, is supposed to encourage them to go work harder, then taking tax breaks and subsidies away from fat cat corporations should also encourage them to go out and work harder.
Corporate business control America…corporate prisons control America…
reblogging because suspected arsonist and car thief, Darrell Issa is still a ginormous dick and Elijah Cummings is BOSS