Tag Archives: republicans

Calling it what it is–the euphemism of ‘Climate Change’

The story has recently broken through the MSM that we’ve reached 400 parts Per Million of carbon dioxide in Mister atmosphere. The thing we breathe. We’d hit the number before but we hadn’t stayed at it for a month the way we did in April. 400 is the new normal. 350 is so ‘last century’. […]

Unemployment ticks down in October

The BLS figures are in today–employment ticked down by a tenth of a percent last month to 5.8%. Total jobs added was approximately 214,000. There were also upward adjustments on previous months’ hiring. Huzzah. Would such a report have been enough to help Obama and the Democrats in last week’s elections had it come out a […]

Tuesday’s election results–why the surprise?

On Election Day, I got a job as a Brooklyn, NY poll worker, which was fortuitous. I was far too busy telling voters how to insert their ballots into the scanner to keep up with developments in the electoral auto da fe that hit most of the US. Some of the news was really shocking–I […]

Joblessness doesn’t pay

On the 28th of December, long term unemployment benefits expired. The Republican majority in Congress allowed this to happen even though a majority of Americans thought they should be continued. Depending on who you believe, this is the first time the US government has cut extended benefits with the long-term unemployment rate this high. Per the National […]

Soldiers on food stamps

  For much of the past week, the Internets machines have been all atwitter over the following spectacle. As part of the GOP Congress’ continuing cuts to payments and services for the poor, hundreds of thousands of families (some 48 million Americans) had their SNAP benefits (formerly ‘food stamps’) cut on November 1. Many of […]

Crap Republicans (apparently) believe

Okay, I started thinking about putting this up a few days ago after experiencing convention burnout. This list probably seems patently unfair to Republicans, and (to be fair) not all Republicans believe everything on this list. And Democrats believe some rather astounding things as well. And there’s a larger issue of what Americans believe that […]