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October 8, 2012

The DC Folly Trolley – 10/08/12

When Scott Brown named Antonin Scalia as his most admired justice, the candidate ended any pretense to his claim of being a moderate Republican.

Antonin Scalia - Caricature

Antonin Scalia – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

When Brown in debate praised Scalia

He was victimized by onomatopoeia

The audience sounded boos

Is hoping Brown will lose

And in November be saying “I’ll see ya.”


Trickle down economics and austerity economics are both voodoo economics that create deep doo-doo economics – Robert Reich.


Under the “You’ve Been Fucked Over” category.

American corporations receive a tax deduction to cover expenses incurred while moving their businesses to foreign countries.

Corporations receive a US tax credit for taxes paid to foreign governments. (The difference between a tax deduction and a tax credit, just in case you don’t already know, is that a deduction reduces taxable income and a credit is subtracted directly from taxes owed).

And if that isn’t enough (and it isn’t) the tax code is specifically rigged so that corporations can evade US taxation altogether on profits earned overseas by depositing earnings in havens such as the Cayman Islands.


We have recently commemorated banned book week. Many books are banned by extremists for religious purposes or because the books present a picture of society inimical to its owners.

In keeping with the desire of extremists to control the minds of young people, I have prepared a list of nursery rhymes that mind control freaks may want to consider banning in order to complete the brainwashing of youthful minds. Included are some reasons the little ditties should be banished from the books of impressionable kids.


Banned Nursery Rhymes

Jack and Jill – stealing water from corporate owners. Teaches defiance of Wall Street domination of water supplies.

Baa, Baa Black Sheep have you any wool – shows favoritism based on color. Attempts to justify affirmative action programs.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star – tends to influence belief to a universe billions of years old; supports evolution, denies creationism. God created all stars 6,000 years ago. They are little shining dots in the sky. No need to wonder about them.

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary – encourages independent thinking; defies religious teaching; God grows everything.

Old Mother Hubbard – the original welfare queen. Implies the need for food stamps.

There Was An Old Woman who lived in a shoe – encourages promiscuity and reliance on government safety net, food stamps, rent and utility subsidies.

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Cover of a book of English fairy tales.


Police this week crudely removed and arrested protestors who were blocking construction of TransCanada’s XL Keystone Pipeline.

Most notably, actress Daryl Hannah was arrested during the protests along with a 78 year old woman. Hannah was released on $2,500 bond but faces criminal tresspass charges. No word as yet about the 78 year old woman.

Have no doubt whose side the police are on. Although they are part of the “small people”, they’re nevertheless ardent defenders of the 1%.

Also notably, cameras were not allowed at the scene as police confiscated the devices and chased off spectators attempting to take pictures.


Don’t take pictures of a cop

Or the floor with your head floor he will mop

So put the camera away

And out of jail you will stay

Or the pokey will be your next stop.


Mitt Romney was in the running for Republican Caboose of the Year. He was even running behind Paul Ryan.

He changed all that with an award winning performance during the debate.

Romney successfully pulled off the Richard Nixon shuffle during his trouncing of Obama. It was an axiom of Republican politics, Nixon used to say, to stay far to the right when seeking the GOP nomination. When running for president, the candidate had to do an about face and rush back to the center.

Mighty Mitt accomplished that feat Wednesday and you can look for more of the same backtracking as the campaign continues.

Romney has launched a rocket ship to the center.


Sadly for the nation, there was the dark side. Does Romney have a dark side? We may soon find out.


Mitt Romney had a zinger

He gave Obama the middle finger

He flipped him a bird

But it’s not so absurd

To expect from a sorry right winger.


Romney employs a set of mathematical rules known as Romneymath. It’s what he used to calculate his tax plan. The nice thing about Romneymath is that the numbers don’t have to add up.


Tax deductions, some of which are likely to be eliminated or curtailed under the Romney tax plan, having fun in a swimming pool. (Geo087).

I’ve just invented a system called Sardomath and informed all my lenders that I don’t owe them anything anymore.

Invent your own math system. Just remember the numbers don’t have to add up. It works.


Obama’s statement that he and Romney essentially agree on Social Security issues was stupefying. It ranks alongside the statement by Walter Mondale during his 1984 acceptance speech that he intended to raise taxes.

Obama has been driven by some wild bug to cut SS. Romney/Ryan desperately want to privatize the program. But they won’t reveal their true intentions during an election campaign. It’s a sure fire loser.

That statement by Obama was the stupidest remark of the debate and probably of the entire campaign. And the president actually pays his political advisers for that kind of advice. Go figure.


Update. It’s really nice that someone in the campaign clued the president in to the differences in Social Security reform between the candidates.

On the other hand, the statement provides an insight into what the president believes about Social Security reform.

He has been perversely driven to cut the program by one means or another. His Simpson-Bowles debacle sheds light on his intentions to make cuts and he will do so.

Moreover, the White House has been strong arming reluctant Democrats to get on board with Simpson-Bowles.

The political ineptitude here has been monumental. Romney can clobber Obama in the next debate if the president mentions SS.

On this issue, Obama dug his own hole.


I’ve been searching for a picture of Obama but I keep coming up with empty chairs.  (JRLibby).



We know Romney is good at tax evasion. He is also good at tax plan evasion. He denied he proposed the tax plan he proposed.

According to independent studies, Romney’s tax plan would increase the deficit by nearly $5 trillion. The candidate then said he would not approve a tax plan that increases the deficit. Only Romneymath could accomplish this feat.

Romney employs a set of mathematical rules known as Romneymath. It’s what he used to calculate his tax plan. The nice thing about Romneymath is that the numbers don’t have to add up.

It bears repeating:  Invent your own math system. Just remember the numbers don’t have to add up. And the more people you screw over, the better it works.


According to Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) called evolution, embryology and the Big Bang Theory “lies straight from the pit of hell.” You just gotta read the article from the LA Times about what this troglodyte said. He words come straight from the cave of fundamentalist religion. His beliefs of course originate in the depths of unmitigated stupidity.


Just when we thought we’d heard from the last clown

Up from the ashes rises Representative Paul Broun

He’s from Georgia you may know

Where in a garden they grow

Ignorance that’s gained worldwide renown.


Now Georgia is a state

With universities so great

They’re known the world over

College kids walk in clover

So what’s with the creation debate

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun: Evolution a lie ‘from the pit of hell’ –

Oh, by the way, the guys an MD.