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It doesn't take long for me to find Headlines To Piss You Off when surfing the intertubes. Now some might think that I hate the former administration and the Congressional Republicans still in office. No. I hate what they did and are doing (or not doing).

Summary of the following story Bush took a crap on the front doorstep of the White House before he left, metaphorically that is.

Bush Faithful Rewarded With Jobs
On the Way Out, He Placed Aides and Big-Money GOP Donors
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/09/AR2009020902519_pf.html

Meanwhile

The Job Market is Collapsing
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/2/10/8619/07868/51/695571

And speaking of which, since this is the Great Depression 2.0, shouldn't we call them Hooverville 2.0's? Though I'm thinking Bush-Gramm-ville 1.0 might be more accurate.

Welcome to Hooverville
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/2/10/9112/71321/199/695431

This headline may seem a tad overly dramatic, but the video is a bombshell. The video is found in both of the next headlines. Also the second one has more details.

USA was 3 hrs away from Economic, Political Collapse in September 2008
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/2/9/234340/6189/142/695504

The One Jaw Dropping Video that Every Fool Must See
http://caps.fool.com/blogs/viewpost.aspx?bpid=143295&t=01006124249416869148



[Update]

And if you have any doubts as how the Republicans plan to behave over the next two years, let this clear that up right now.

GOP, Like Rush, Sees Hope in Failed Stimulus
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/2/10/121447/958/988/695675

In case you'd forgotten about the 'Hey you got salmonella in my peanut butter' incident.

House hearing to focus on peanut executives
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090210/ap_on_go_ot/salmonella_outbreak
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Now if you think I have it in for Republicans, you'd be right. There are some Democrats I'm none too pleased with either. "Harry 'n Nancy, you got some splainin to do.' Don't even get me started on Lieberman. I was never a big fan of the Clinton's though I have a much higher opinion of them now that I did eight years ago. Until Sarah Palin came along, I still had a negative opinion of Hillary. She did after all do what McCain did to become a Senator. Each moved to a state that required almost no residency requirements to run. John "Get-off-my-lawn" McCain became the carpetbagger Senator from Arizona, and Hillary "I dodged bullets in Tuzla" Clinton became the carpetbagger Senator from New York. Should we blame them for taking advantage of a state? Or should we blame the state for allowing that to happen? Both I think, but more blame on the states.

I am willing to give Hillary a chance to prove herself as Secretary of State. I know she'll do a heckuva lot better job than Condi. I know. The bar's been set pretty low. Anyway, back to the Republicans. Phil Gramm was instrumental in helping to destroy our economy by deregulating the futures market. Not only did he make it possible for Enron to do what they did. But he made it possible for corporations to Enron the whole country. Sadly, this law was passed under Clinton and not Bush. There are few Republicans lower in my opinion than him. Dick Cheney is one of them.

You might be wondering why I am a Democrat now. They are less evil, but more importantly progressives are taking over in the same way as the evangelicals co-opted the Republicans. we are pushing the Democrats to do the rights thing for America. However, instead of a force for evil, we are a force for good. I know that sounds hokey, but I didn't have time for something more nuanced.

Where's the headline? I'm getting there. In fact I have only one:

Leahy Calls for Truth Commission...Why?
(It should really titled 101 ways Republicans screwed America)
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/2/9/17620/73749/286/695360

Here's seven reasons:

Republicans started spying on American Citizens before 9/11. And as recent revelations confirm, spied on ALL Americans. The Republicans did this with no due process, no probable cause and no warrants. The Republicans established Gitmo. The Republicans thus dissolved Habeas Corpus, the basis of all law in Western Civilization, and began to torture the detainees. Many of which have been proven to be innocent...and in the process established the number one recruiting cause of an entire generation of new terrorists. Number one anyway, until the Republicans transported their torture techniques and regimen from Gitmo....to Abu Ghraib.  Which brings us to...the Republicans invaded Iraq. Widely viewed as the greatest foreign policy blunder in American history, the Republicans are directly responsible for the deaths of up to a million Iraqis...and over 4000 dead American soldiers and tens of thousands of wounded ones.


That's not the America I grew up in. Yes, America has had many dark chapters in it's history (e.g. Trail of Tears, Japanese internment), but it's always pushed forward with the ideas of liberty, equality and justice for all. It's got a long way to go to live up to them, but let's not let the Republicans destroy it.
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About that Great Depression 2.0 on its way. We have people. We have resources. What we don't have is a sound financial system. In fact it's still collapsing. Is it time to develop a barter economy? Is it time to plant a vegetable garden? Is it time to learn canning? Is it time to learn how to sew? Is it time to learn how to conserve?

Biggest job loss ever for retail sector Retailing may never recover fully as consumers begin to save again
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Retail-jobs-disappearing-fast-wont/story.aspx?guid={046149FE-E120-4037-A89B-7F75D76A19DB}&dist=SecMostCommented&print=true&dist=printMidSection

Bankrupt
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/02/on_friday_we_interviewed_nobel.php

Republicans tell us that the Earth is flat, black is white, and wrong is right.

Republicans’ Latest Talking Point: The New Deal Failed
(I hope the AARP sends commando walker squads of Depression survivors to give them what for.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/12/opinion/12mon4.html?_r=2

Summers: Mitch not in "strong position" to lecture Dems
http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0209/Summers_Mitch_not_in_strong_position_to_lecture_Dems_.html

Conditions at Gitmo are worsening? Could be one of three possibilities. 1) Disinformation by Republican operatives. 2) Gitmo operators deliberately making things worse (even through negligence) 3) I don't know but Obama needs to tell them he's tired of their motherfucking shit.

Gitmo: Conditions worsening since election
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Gitmo_Conditions_worsening_since_Obamas_election_0208.html

I cannot believe we re-elected Inhofe. I cannot believe my fellow Okies were that goddamned stupid. I don't understand why some people enjoy being willfully ignorant.

Right-Wing Senators Praised ‘Humane’ Conditions At Gitmo During 50-Detainee ‘Mass Hunger Strike’
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/02/08/guantanamo-torture-inhofe/

Bipartisan to Republicans means, 'My way or the highway'.

Uncompromising Conservatives Blast Obama For Failure To Act In Bipartisan Fashion»
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/02/09/gop-failure-to-compromise/

And if you aren't still pissed off about the Dec. 22, 2008 coal slurry spill in Tennessee, you should be. It's 48x larger than the Exxon Valdez spill.

America Realizes: ‘Coal Makes No Sense In This Day And Age’
http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2009/02/04/coal-isnt-clean/

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