The DC Folly Trolley – 09/08/13

Dump The Fried Chicken.

Here’s fair warning, stop eating fried chicken immediately – if not sooner.

English: Fried Chicken - breasts. I used Drake...

English: Fried Chicken – breasts. I used Drake’s Cripsy Fry and deep fried them)or wings) to crispy perfection. No seasoning needed, in the mix. I did add crushed black pepper after done. I sometimes use or mix Crispy Fry as an alternative mix. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why? Well, eating fried chicken causes poverty, of course.

You mean you didn’t know that! Gee, are you ever ill-informed.

But it’s all true. Just note what a Colorado Republican state legislator had to say about that. Sen. Vicki Marble (boy, could you have fun with that name but we’ll resist temptation for once) that eating fried chicken causes higher poverty rates among the poor.

See. I told ya. Stop eating fried chicken. Even though it’s pretty much a cheap meal (except for Kentucky Fried) and can taste really good if it’s done right.

a rendition of the many forms of advertising d...

A rendition of the many forms of advertising done by kentucky fried chicken (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ah, but redemption is at hand. Another Colorado Republican, Lori Saine, brought fried chicken to a hearing and ate it to protest her colleague’s warnings about the bird’s harmful effects on people.

Now I don’t mean to make light of the contentious debate about fried chicken and poverty. But it seems to me the Colorado legislature has raised an important question and that is, which came first: the fried chicken or the poor.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/05/

colorado-lawmaker-mocks-poverty-hearing

-with-silent-protest-by-bringing-fried-chicken/

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Obama Big Loser In Contest.

No not the Congressional vote to go to war, which he probably will lose. But the contest for leadership of the free world.

Betcha didn’t even know there was a contest.

Well, there is. At least among right wing pundits who have been praising Russia’s anti-gay policies and who believe America should emulate the former Soviet Union’s intolerance of equal rights for the LGBT community.

In fact, one “out dere” right winger went so far as to declare Vladimir Putin the leader of the free world.

putin

The new leader of the free world after a night on the town. (Original photo : Kremlin.ru).

Sorry about that Barack. Times they are a changin’.

Right-Wing Media Boss Declares Russian President Putin

‘The Leader Of The Free World’ (IMAGE) –

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Party Coup d’Etat.

During the administration of Bill Clinton, we witnessed a transformation of the Democratic party into a mirror image of the GOP of old – a right wing, corporate organ of Wall Street.

The right wing turn brought about by the Clintonistas is exemplified by two of the most egregious policies that forlorn administration passed off on the American people.

NAFTA, of course, dealt a crushing blow to the middle class already in the throes of a Reagan/Bush recession. And the wrong headed actions of Clinton Treasury department officials led directly to Wall Street mortgage malfeasance and the Great Recession.

The final blow to the party – the coup d’grace – awaited only the arrival of the Obama years. Under his leadership, the party of FDR proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare; passed so-called health insurance “reform” that does nothing to address costs and could well metastasize into another payola plan for Wall Street; and is at the forefront of support for job destroying trade agreements, jobs that are vital to middle class recovery.

And we all know about but know very little about the trade agreement Obama’s is pushing relentlessly for called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In a nutshell, the plan will give virtual governing authority to global corporations that can bypass all local and national laws in every country where they choose to locate a factory. Safety and environmental regulations, minimum wage laws will be tossed out every courtroom window across the planet. TPP is the coup d’ grace to both the Democratic party and the middle class engineered by Obama apparatchiks.

clioba

Two Democratic presidents who betrayed their party.

And in the manner of the sneaky Newt Gingrich who, as Speaker of the House and with the full cooperation of the Clintonistas, called NAFTA an agreement rather than what it truthfully was – a treaty – thereby sidestepping the two-thirds requirement of the Senate for passage.

All trade “agreements” after the Gingrich/Clinton coup have passed Congress only by majority vote and by using a tactic called “fast tracking” that limits Congressional debate on trade proposals.

So there you have it. A party that turns its back on its hugely successful signature programs and sets about to destroy much of what remains of the middle class.

It took two right wing Democratic presidents to accomplish this feat. Clinton and Obama share responsibility for the death of the working class party and its reincarnation as a corporate payola machine.

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Kick ‘Em Out, Kick ‘Em Out, Waaaay Out.

The Newsers are at it again. The Fox Newsers that is.

 dana

Dana Perino, popular Fox News pretty face.

Pretty face, and a blond at that, Dana Perino said “If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here.”

And Clintonista Bob Beckel chimed in, “ Yeah, that’s a good point.”

They were speaking of atheists who brought suit in a Massachusetts court to have the words “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance because it violates the Bay State’s Equal Rights Amendment.

While I can think of many more useful issues to sue governments about, opposition to a phrase in the pledge should in no way be cause for a person to leave his or her country of birth.

On the other hand, it seems to me the country would be a whole lot better off if people of the ilk of Perino and Beckel found a home elsewhere.

Fox News host ‘tired’ of atheists’ demands for freedom from

religion: ‘They don’t have to live here’ | The Raw Story

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Hard To Believe.

You’re not going to believe this, but it’s true nevertheless. George W. Bush, yes that one, is about to receive the Improving The Human Condition award.

I told you you wouldn’t believe it.

The man who brazenly lied to justify an invasion of a harmless country and who, in the process, murdered several hundred thousand people and deracinated millions more, is being honored by the University of Denver with an award which, if it wasn’t before, has now become a meaningless gesture.

Oh, but wait. The award is being presented at a fundraiser. Well, that explains it. At least somebody will cash in on this fiasco. And, God knows, George certainly knows how to raise the ole payola. After all, he did it for eight years as president and that skill no doubt resulted in his greatest achievement as the nation’s honcho.

bush

The nation went with the devil it knew and gave George W. Bush a second term.

But humanitarian award!!! Gimme a break.

To save grace, students, faculty and alumni are protesting this insult to The Josef Korbel School from whence the decision to award the award erupted.

Well, good luck with the protest, guys. But this sham looks like a done deal.   

http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2013/09/06/students-

faculty-protest-improving-human-condition-award-

still-going-george-w-bush/

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