• Why the announcement after dark unless it was planned to spark violence? Why did the fire dept let the fires rage for hours before showing up? Why did the prosecutor turn the GJ into a trial court? Why wasn’t the NG there instead of in St. louis?

    The heavily armed authoritarians in and around St. Louis cannot guarantee nothing bad will happen if people continue to ask questions and shit.

    Just sayin’.

  • It’s not going to stop until the police can no longer shoot whomever they please and then blame the shootee for being shot. They only have to argue that the person they shot deserved it, and great swaths of otherwise rational people will agree that they shouldn’t have been doing whatever it was that got them shot. Not so long ago, shooting someone who is unarmed was the mark of a coward. Now we have laws designed to protect the cowards. Anyone can shoot anyone they want as long as they can convince some other people that they are a chickenshit who can only see danger in those who are unarmed.

  • “[T]o those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.”

    Bringing a bill to the floor that would pass is not included in ‘all options’, when the dictator of the House is talking about what’s on the table.

    No legislation shall proceed through the Politburo that does not have the authority of The Party. How’s that for a slap in the face to democracy?

  • Backlit commented on the blog post Keystone XL Fails In Senate

    2014-11-19 06:39:05View | Delete

    Maybe it would have helped the good senator from Canada if she had proposed that Louisiana be the permanent home for the toxic petcoke byproduct from the tar sands refining process. Or, she could propose a second, parallel pipeline to send it back to Canada. Think of all the jobs; at least another 30 or so.

  • Backlit commented on the blog post Uber Discloses Interest in Destroying Critics in Media

    2014-11-18 13:05:35View | Delete

    Ruining her life? Manufacturing lies? Going after her family?

    Wow, this guy could be elected governor of Illinois.

  • Backlit commented on the blog post Congress To Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

    2014-11-13 08:23:07View | Delete

    The reference to 100,000 jobs is based solely on what comes out of teabaggers’ mouths. Of course it’s a fantasy, but they do believe it.

  • Backlit commented on the blog post Congress To Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

    2014-11-13 07:39:15View | Delete

    They’d better hope and pray that the one-hundred-thousand jobs materialize and pump prices go down instead of a foreign corporation dumping toxic crude onto the largest fresh-water aquifer in the United States; because Americans have such great memories, and there would be hell to pay for the politicians who demanded this.

    I just made myself spit coffee through my nose. Americans aren’t going to hold anyone accountable.

  • Backlit commented on the blog post Obamacare Going Back Before the Supreme Court

    2014-11-07 13:43:31View | Delete

    Yeah, no indication except the plainest reading of the language of the law. Just that.

    es·tab·lish
    iˈstabliSH/
    verb
    verb: establish; 3rd person present: establishes; past tense: established; past participle: established; gerund or present participle: establishing

    1.
    set up (an organization, system, or set of rules) on a firm or permanent basis.
    “the British established a rich trade with Portugal”
    synonyms: set up, start, initiate, institute, form, found, create, inaugurate; More
    build, construct, install
    “they established an office in Moscow”
    initiate or bring about (contact or communication).
    “the two countries established diplomatic relations”
    2.
    achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for.
    “the principle of the supremacy of national parliaments needs to be firmly established”

    Just slightly ambiguous.

  • If republicans are saying that the results from the midterms define what all of America wants, they should be more than willing to support all of the progressive policies that also won. But, that would force them into a logic exercise, and their heads may explode.

  • Smart dog. Mine’s still on daylight savings time.

  • I think maybe it means that if democratic candidates would support progressive policies, they may do much better at the ballot box. Instead, they go running to hide under the bed and suck their thumbs every time some teabagger screams about socialism or calls them a liberal.

    Progressive policies are popular, democratic candidates suck.

  • It must be nice to be completely free of any moral and ethical constraints. You have to give these people credit though. This behavior is way more lucrative than robbing liquor stores, and nobody will hold them accountable.

  • Backlit commented on the blog post “The Good Guys…”

    2014-10-29 04:45:29View | Delete

    Didn’t this crazy person also say that crazy people shouldn’t have access to guns?

  • Backlit commented on the blog post For Conservatives it is all About Fox News

    2014-10-21 10:31:37View | Delete

    . . . while Liberals and Mixed tend to trust all the other major news networks (CNN, ABC News, NBC News and CBS News) except Fox News. . .

    Yet various news outlets continue to equate the conservatives’ fox bubble with the liberals’ everything else bubble.

    That’s some liberal media bubble we have there.

  • Backlit commented on the blog post Hong Kong Protests Continue With Major Crackdown Looming

    2014-10-20 06:18:12View | Delete

    In related news, conservative throughout the United States are taking notes from Beijing regarding new and more efficient ways to rig elections. Defining who may and may not run for office, on top of who may and may not vote, offers a brilliant solution to the problems that democracy poses.

  • Backlit commented on the diary post When “Tax Reform” Means a Tax Cut for the Richest, and a Tax Increase for Others by WI Budget Project.

    2014-10-16 06:51:50View | Delete

    This scam is not a secret. Willful ignorance and cognitive dissonance are very popular in Wisconsin these days. It’s also no secret that Walker is corrupt to the core. Somehow, Wisconsinites believe that his corruption and incompetence are somehow the president’s fault.

  • Backlit commented on the blog post Hey ‘murica

    2014-10-13 05:46:23View | Delete

    There’s no stopping progress in Oklahoma. This offers more proof that governments can find money to spend, as long as their priorities are in order.

  • I doubt anyone in Ferguson is fooled by his bullshit and I hope his days as the Prosecuting Attorney for St.Louis County are numbered.

    I highly doubt it. Although he is corrupt to the core, withholds evidence, and lies in court, it is an elected position. The people of Missouri appreciate that kind of behavior, as [...]

  • Backlit commented on the diary post When Corporate Sponsors Leave ALEC and Rush, What We Learn by spocko.

    2014-10-01 05:45:16View | Delete

    I find it very surprising that Google didn’t know in 2011 that ALEC were liars. Hell, I knew. They simply signed up for something unrelated, got what they wanted, then bailed when people started nosing around ALEC’s trash heap. They can’t possibly have been so thick to not have known what ALEC was or what [...]

  • Backlit commented on the blog post If at first you do not succeed…keep trying to bury them

    2014-09-30 05:55:36View | Delete

    One would think that three decades of supply-side policies would have shown at least some benefits for the overall economy. It has done exactly the opposite. And yet these brave policy makers insist that supply-side policies are the answer to the problems caused by supply-side policies.

    This is not a tough long-term economic decision. It’s an intellectually dishonest and cowardly long-term economic decision, that will only result in the further breakdown of a functioning economy and society.

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