Sunday, March 25, 2012

PAY THEM BACK


In a 60-day period during a cold Wisconsin winter, state residents collected nearly one million signatures for Walker’s recall, with an election date now scheduled for June 5. That election, which will likely be very close and will almost certainly break new records for spending in the state, will end this stage of a year-and-a-half-long battle over Walker’s divisive reforms, including his controversial attack on public employee unions.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

fight misogyny

But Molly Dragiewicz, a criminologist at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the author of Equality With a Vengeance: Men’s Rights Groups, Battered Women, and Antifeminist Backlash, argues that cases in which fathers are badly treated by courts and other officials are not remotely the norm. The small percentage of divorces that end up in litigation are disproportionately those where abuse and other issues make joint custody a dubious proposition. Even when a woman can satisfactorily document her ex-husband’s abuse, Dragiewicz says, she is no more likely to receive full custody of her children than if she couldn’t.

The men’s movement also includes mail-order-bride shoppers, unregenerate batterers, and wannabe pickup artists who are eager to learn the secrets of “game”—the psychological tricks that supposedly make it easy to seduce women. George Sodini, who confided his seething rage at women to his blog before shooting 12 women, three of them fatally, was one of the latter. Before his 2009 murder spree at a Pittsburgh-area gym, he was a student — though clearly not a very apt one — of R. Don Steele, the author of How to Date Young Women: For Men Over 35. “I dress good, am clean-shaven, bathe, touch of cologne — yet 30 million women rejected me over an 18 or 25-year period,” Sodini wrote with the kind of pathos presumably typical of Steele’s readers.
we need to fight back
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 - 1790)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PIGZ

mommys and daddies


Haidt’s first five intuitions, or “moral foundations,” are 1) the sense of needing to provide care and protect from harm; 2) the sense of what is just and fair; 3) the sense of loyalty and willingness to sacrifice for a group; 4) the sense of obedience or respect for authority; and 5) the sense of needing to preserve purity or sanctity. And politically, Haidt finds that liberals tend to strongly emphasize the first two moral intuitions (harm and fairness) in their responses to situations and events, but are much weaker on emphasizing the other three (group loyalty, respect for authority, and purity or sanctity). By contrast, Haidt finds that conservatives more than liberals respond to all five moral intuitions.

our brains work differently

The strict father family is like a free-market system, and yet also very hierarchical and authoritarian. It’s a harsh world out there and the father (the supreme and always male authority) is tough and will teach the kids to be tough, because there will be no one to protect them once the father is gone. The political implications are obvious. In contrast, the nurturing parent family emphasizes love, care and growth—and, so the argument goes, compassionate government control.

Monday, March 19, 2012

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE / Hamlet Act 1. Scene V abt. 1601

by any other name:unions socialism and labels


Try to remember that in scandanavian nations? 60 to 80% of the workforce is unionized and by most standards including conservative think tanks northern europe is as advanced as our humaniod culture has gotten so far

see? thats not just and idle claim this data was collected by forbes magazine NOT MOTHER JONES!? AND THEIR source concluded northern europe is light years ahead of us on most things except crime disease and war
i really have to laugh at the games conservatives play, the only problem is too many people fall for their feeble lies, the first lie is socialsim and communsim are the same thing, they are not george orwell was a socialist he hated communsim conservatives pretedn he was a lone wolf but there were many anti communist social democrats like willy brandt the second game is to call social democracy or western social democracies capitalism well oaky which is it, are northern europe states socialist or not you cant have it both ways? in reality scandanavia is no longer socialist in the old sense true enough it never was it always had generous welfare states based on market economies, in the past 20 to 30 years like most western economies to compete in the new global economy tax rates and regualtion have been reduced dramatically this is true! but the welfare state and relative tax rates compared to toehr nations remain very high, so you have market friendly economies with large welfare states, why not call it fred? is it socialsim guys or not? whatever it is even conservatives admit it works, capitalists love doing business in these culturesand people love ling there by whatever name you want to call it i support it and its good for all people, i think we can learn something from the northern model whatever it is Socialism, Capitalism or Fred?(a mixture of both)

has it come to this


If some one from the past the relatively recent past stepped into a time machine or time warp and ended up here..ad realized the 40 work week was a thing of the past he'd or she'd say"so like now we work what 30 hours?" this is what its come to we've allowed our corporate masters to enslave us we've gone backwards weve allowed them to turn back the clock

Thursday, March 15, 2012

WE NEED YOU HARRY!!!

Michael Lind, in his 1996 publication Up From Conservatism, writes that, though American radical centrism is today a minority political philosophy, it was, in fact, the dominant political philosophy within the United States from the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt through Lyndon Johnson — a philosophy that was shared both by the presidents of that era and the majority of the American people. Therefore, Lind argues, the American "radical" centrism of today is simply the adamant pursuit for a return to the once-mainstream political principle of New Deal economic progressivism coupled with a moderate cultural conservatism. This modest cultural conservatism would be exemplified on the political stage simply by the "radical centrist" politician's refusal to politicize or advocate culturally-liberal issues like abortion or gay rights. However, the radical centrist politician might spurn any influence or pressure coming from the Religious Right and other socially conservative groups (pro-life advocates, school prayer advocates, etc.)
In March 2011 the leader of the Liberal Democrats, a social liberal and social democratic party, and Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nick Clegg, stated that he believed that his party belonged to the radical center. Clegg also invoked the legacies of John Meynard Keynes, William Beveridge, Jo Grimond, David Lloyd George and John Stuart Mill, implying that they too were elements of the radical center. He pointed to liberalism as an ideology of people, and therefore, one of the radical center:
"For the left, an obsession with the state. For the right, a worship of the market. But as liberals, we place our faith in people. People with power and opportunity in their hands. Our opponents try to divide us with their outdated labels of left and right. But we are not on the left and we are not on the right. We have our own label: Liberal. We are liberals and we own the freehold to the centre ground of British politics. Our politics is the politics of the radical centre."
The radical center is most often associated with ideologies such as social liberalism and progressivism. Policies from the radical center tend to be pro-civil liberties, progressive taxation and climate change tackling. Parties or institutions belonging to the radical center believe that there are more than two sides to an argument and that few people belong 'tribally' to either the left or the right. Often arguments from the radical center are that policy should be based around ordinary people, but that the political left bases policy around what is best for the state and that the political right bases its policy around what is best for the markets.

Friday, March 9, 2012

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
Voltaire
French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 - 1778)

why cavemen hate women

nero fiddles


while rome burns a nation of thieves and con artists??