Mar. 8th, 2011

jackshoegazer: (Jack/Exist)
I started a tumblr for pictures taken with my cell phone. I mostly made it to reserve my unique internet moniker, but figured I should do something with it. The same could be said for my moldering twitter account. I don't think I've updated it since the day it was born.

Our political situation is still, pardon my French, completely fucked. The repair bill is terrible, the budget is worse, and the douchebag governor says that the Dems need to come back from Illinois so they can negotiate, but then, in the next breath, says that the bills are non-negotiable. The Senate Republicans continue to break more laws trying to get the Dems to come back, so the longer the Dems stay away, the more rope we give the Republicans with which to hang themselves. I think the Dems should stay in Illinois until Walker gets recalled in the fall. Completely deny him any semblance of victory.

In the next 24 hours, I need to memorize my parts of the French sketch I posted the other day. And I have to wear a suit or something tomorrow.

This is the last week of school before spring break. I need the break so bad. I've been so busy and sick and tired and stressed, I think I might just atomize for a few days and then reconstitute my molecular structure next Thursday. Or maybe just burn out playing Dragon Age 2, which comes out today.
jackshoegazer: (Political/Lacks Experience)
Scott Walker cries that no one will compromise on his non-negotiable bill.

We're 1/5 of the way to recalling our governor.  If you're from Wisconsin, take the thirty seconds it takes to join this effort.

Republican representatives walk out of a town hall meeting because their constituents wanted to talk about Scott Walker's horror show.

Scott "Lawbreaker" Walker breaks another law, ignoring Wisconsin's open records law.

The Senate Majority Leader breaks his oath of office by calling for the arrest of the Democratic Senators.

Our governor wants you to have a lot of unprotected sex.

The budget cuts $51 million tax credits for the poor, thus breaking Walker's promise not to raise taxes, so he can create a $46 million corporate tax loophole.

You should know by now that the "crisis" is practically non-existent.  Even the Wall Street Journal says Wisconsin is fiscally sound.

Lies, lies, and more lies from our desperado governor.
jackshoegazer: (Political/Obama Kedavra)
Let's take a break from state politics and turn our eye toward the national scene for a minute, where national Republicans are being a bunch of asshats.  Read this and then please contact your Senators and Representatives and ask them to kill this budget.  Raising the top marginal tax rate on people making over $3 million per year by as little as 3% would eliminate the so-called budget crisis.

The Republican budget would:

1. Destroy 700,000 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis.

2. Zero out federal funding for National Public Radio and public television.

3. Cut $1.3 billion from community health centers—which will deprive more than 3 million low-income people of health care over the next few months.

4. Cut nearly a billion dollars in food and health care assistance to pregnant women, new moms, and children.

5. Kick more than 200,000 children out of pre-school by cutting funds for Head Start.

6. Force states to fire 65,000 teachers and aides, dramatically increasing class sizes, thanks to education cuts.

7. Cut some or all financial aid for 9.4 million low- and middle-income college students.

8. Slash $1.6 billion from the National Institutes of Health, a cut that experts say would "send shockwaves" through cancer research, likely result in cuts to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, and cause job losses.

9. End the only federal family planning program, including cutting all federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood to support cancer screenings and other women's health care.

10. Send 10,000 low-income veterans into homelessness by cutting in half the number of veterans who get housing vouchers this year.

 

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