I Turn My Back For One Minute! More Republican Chicanery.
I get distracted by the prospect of our house being washed away by the Ohio, and I come back to this. Scott Walker further strengthens his lead over Moammar Kaddafi in the crazy dictator of the year contest by removing all wording related to spending measures, and force feeding his bill to prohibit state employees from collective bargaining through the Wisconsin State Senate. By doing this, he has exposed himself to the fact that collective bargaining being about the budget is a bold faced lie. You haven’t heard the last of this you lying, law breaking prick. I hope the Wisconsin voters recall your greedy ass when its time, and wreck your career.
There was some good news on a federal level. The proposed bill to cut funding for Planned Parenthood did not make it through the Senate, meaning that Title X is safe for now. However, you can bet that the fight to protect women’s right to choose is not over by any means. As long as there are conservatives who mix religion into their politics, the woman’s right to choose will forever remain under attack. Again, this is not about budgets; it’s about the Republican’s never ending thirst for more control of our civil liberties.
One last thing that is really pissing me off: John Boehner announced that he will lead the charge to allow the House of Representatives to fight any lawsuits against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court. So let me work this out in my little liberal mind; the Republicans bitched and moaned all during the 2010 election about the budget and unemployment levels. So far they have managed to wage war on state employee’s unions, a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body, and same sex marriage. How the fuck is that bringing jobs? Where in the hell does that come anywhere near cutting spending and balancing the budget?
If any of the Rethuglicans or Tea Bag Terrorists manages to pull their heads out of the Koch brother’s asses long enough, they may notice that the country is turning on them like a dog that is fed up with regular beatings from its owner. Their bullying tactics are coming back to bite them in the ass, and if they persist, they’re going to find out just how powerful our bite can be. Revolution is coming my friends, and it ain’t going to be pretty. End of rant.
- Wisconsin GOP strips public workers bargaining rights (milliron.wordpress.com)
- Wisconsin State Senate Just Passed the Anti-Union Provisions of the Budget Repair Bill (balloon-juice.com)
- Wisconsin – Republican senators pass the meat of the de-funding bill. (txlady706.wordpress.com)
- The bad guys win … this round (brobrubel.wordpress.com)