Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This week in Hypocrisy: Activist Website Change.org Discriminates Against Gays and Disabled

How on EARTH is it possible that Change.org has fewer non-discrimination policies than Walmart or Target?
This is a total Change FAIL on their part:

In other news, the hacktivist group known simply as Anonymous, has apparently decided that they can take down Facebook, Fox News and the Wall Street Tickers all in the same day on November 5th... We'll see... Perhaps they could start smaller and take down Change.org since they are apparently more discriminatory than Fox News... which, let me just emphatically wave my arms around when I say that again... "more discriminatory THAN FOX NEWS!!!"

Monday, October 24, 2011

OccupyWallSt.org Chat Hijacked by Angsty Teenager With Control Issues

This sounds like a headline from the Onion, I know... But for the last week, I've been updating my facebook friends on Occupant News from anywhere I can find it... The OccupyWallSt.org chat function has been a good resource up until an hour ago.

I talked to a moderator named "@usotsuki" this morning who was pretty cool. We both prefer Madonna's old early 80's tracks over Lady Gaga's newer rehash of the same vibe.

Before that another user in Houston (huestonepress) had been desperately trying to get an area newspaper to cover the large-scale occupation going on over there... Here's one of their YouTube videos, reflecting that the streets of Houston, Texas have been uncomfy and loud:

A few days ago, a user named "SteveJobsZombie" advertised his new easy-to-use "Outsource My Job" App to the barely bemused occupants and we learned that arrests are beginning to slow down.

A plethora of links to Occupy news articles, videos and artwork have been shared over the past week and a half and every 5 minutes a student interrupts the conversation to say "I am writing a report for school and I need to know what this is all about..."

A Ron Paul supporter posted a brilliant and hilarious video that more clearly explains the "End The Fed Bank" philosophy and a group of Democratic Occupants in Chicagoland are pushing the "Move 2 Amend" agenda which would add a consitutional amendment that defines corporations as "not people".

Together, we all decided that we didn't think it was a great idea for our "leaderless movement" to be given "leaders" by the business media... We deciphered which photos of police brutality were really from Occupy Wall Street and which ones were not... And I promoted an Occupation of Boca Raton on Thanksgiving.

The Beginning of the End...

But then, without warning, I was banned by a moderator (and so were my roommates and anyone else on our network) by an overzealous moderator named "@catsup". No more connection to the main chat offered anonymously to Wall Street Occupants... just like that.

I got to where I could chat up the moderator of the service (@catsup) who I'm told was something called an "NT Tech" and asked him why I was banned... His reply was that I was caught "electioneering for Obama" and that I was "an agent of Wall Street"... Which is HILARIOUS if you really know me...

He called me an "astroturfer" and told me that I have a "listening problem" because I had revealed that I wasn't too fascinated by Dr. Cornel West's "I hate Obama because that's so cool these days and I'm black" video.

In short, I was dealing with a 'King Baby' who was DEEPLY relishing this moment - probably his first taste of absolute authority - the power to ban someone and let them appeal to him in order to return. From the leaderless movement, there arose not just a leader but... for a moment... a fascist dictator and anything not sufficiently hateful toward Obama was mere "judenlettern".

Now that @Catsup is in charge over at the OccupyWallSt.org website, there are no Democrats allowed.

What was my grand offense, you might ask?

I simply told other people in the chatroom that Obama tried to tax the 1% for us on Thursday but his plan failed when a couple of "Blue Dog Democrats" joined Republicans in voting it down... Which is true.

Mark Pryor (D-AK) and Ben Nelson (D-NE) are the worst. Here's who they REALLY work for:

Two Democratic Senators On Thursday joined their Republican colleagues (as they always do) to defeat the single aspect of Obama's "Jobs Plan" that would have benefitted out-of-work Americans like Police, Emergency First Responders and Teachers.

Notorious "Blue Dog" Democrats Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Ben Nelson (Nebraska) are infamous for sabotaging the President at key moments in his 1st term but this time they may have gone too far. The aspect of the Jobs Bill that the two Senators voted against cloture on would have opened up debate on the Senate floor as to the possibility of a relatively small tax directed at millionaires to pay for the job spur.

Americans when polled, overwhelmingly support a tax on the rich and corporations to help our nation's fiscal situation.

It should be noted that Pryor and Nelson voted, essentially, not to even discuss Obama's plan and every Republican agreed with them.

These two Senators have only their campaign donors at heart and stand steadfast against American prosperity and the creation of jobs in the USA.

Contributions to Senator Ben Nelson's Campaign came primarily from the Banking and Insurance industries during the last election cycle. Berkshire Hathaway, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Amgen, Citigroup, Monsanto, Bank of America and the Carlysle Group were some of Ben Nelson's biggest campaign contributors.

The bulk of Senator Mark Pryor's campaign contributions come from Murphy Oil (a petroleum and gas lobbying group), Experian Consumer Credit/Banking, Merill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart Stores, Time-Warner communications, Comcast cable/internet providers and sadly... the American Federation of Teachers (whom he has gravely harmed with this vote).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Brazilian Cops Set To Win Child Macing At 2016 Olympics

Of all the horrific things in this world, photos like this one still catch my attention:

The 2016 Olympic Games are set to be held in Rio De Janeiro and guess who joined the Organizing Committee?
That's right - none other than Luiz Fernando CorrĂȘa (former National Secretary for Public Security, former Federal Police CEO) has just become the "Rio 2016 Security Director" for the Olympics.

Please view these photos of police brutality in Brazil:

Then send an email to the Olympics telling them that you don't want your children to get maced in the face if you decide to go to their games:

You can also make a big stink on their facebook page:

Then write a letter to the US Ambassador to Brazil (Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.) under our Department of State and express your concerns about supporting trade with a nation that has no respect for humanity:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Of Steers and Queers

Perry and a group of Boyscouts at the Boyscouts Of America
Annual Report Conference.
Is The Gay Community Ready For Another Texan Presidency?
"It shaped my view of the area and taking a hint from Lot’s wife, I vowed never to look back. I felt really bad for the entire state. I couldn’t quite imagine a life without culture, diversity or pride. It seemed to me that even the livestock almost looks down their noses at people in Texas."

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Tale of Two Mayors

The Mayor of Lincoln, NE is a Democrat.

His name is Chris Beutler.

He makes $35.00 per hour at his job.

In Lincoln, all municipal employees are screened and their employment is maintained by an idependently operating Personnel Department.

Lincoln, Nebraska has the LOWEST unemployment rate for a metropolitan area in the USA with only 3.6% unemployment.

Recent Quotes:

"Lincoln, Nebraska used federal stimulus funds for an energy-saving lighting project. In just three years, we will recoup the original $227,000 it cost to replace old lighting with energy-efficient lighting. We're doing the right thing and saving money."

"The city expects to save about $2,500 a year in energy costs because of new lights in Gere branch library and $25,000 a year on the Center Park Garage."

The Mayor of Yuma, AZ is a Republican.

His name is Alan L. Kreiger.

He makes $85.00 per hour at his job.

In Yuma, the Mayor is allowed to terminate or suspend any city Employee on the Spot.

Yuma, Arizona has the HIGHEST unemployment rate for a metropolitan area in the USA at a whopping 30% or more Unemployed and receiving benefits as of August 2011.

Recent Quotes:

"I can't believe that a bunch of lacey-drawered, limp-wristed people could do what these men have done in the past. We are currently having problems with homosexuals serving on the front lines in the military. We need solid, strong men... not pacifists to fight those battles."

"Yuma is a safe environment. Hundreds of thousands of families live here and go back and forth across the border. Every day thousands and thousands go back and forth and you know, they have jobs. It's not a wild frontier."