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How big is the TOAD?: Total of All Distortions in the U.S. GDP (“Gross Distorted Procedures”)

For instance, this gem from an excellent book by Kevin Phillips titled “Bad Money, Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and The Global Crisis of American Capitalism”:

New Doug's Dozen: 12 More Holiday Cards From Rick Santorum

Yeah, sending out the Hanukkah cards that plugged Jesus was kind of tacky. And I sure hope he killed the idea of the St. Patrick's Day cards with the AA fridge-magnet.

But what we're all forgetting about Santorum is that for a man of faith, he sure knows how to reach out to different groups and build bridges. That he promptly sets fire to.

The latest Doug's Dozen is up on Funny Or Die:

The Fraud of Fairness in America!

The Fraud of Fairness in America!

The NFL and NBA Union Busting... And YOUR Silence is Deafening!

Someone please help me figure this one out.

Two multi-billion dollar corporate entities destroy their current contracts with their employees. Lock their employees out. All but destroy their Unions (At one point, the NBPA actually did decertified their Union). Through "The Disney" media services of "ESPN", they performed daily propaganda hit pieces on their employees and their contract demands. The Billionaire owners weren't satisfied with their huge, windfall profits... they demanded MORE!

Prisons?

I have heard that CCA is planning to buy up the state prisons. They see huge profits from them. They want to put the states under a contract to guarentee that the prisons will be kept at least 90% filled at all times. Sorry I do not have links to back this up. Also there is pending (or did it pass) legislation to allow arrests and indefinate detention without trial being pushed by the Republican party. I am thinking there may be a connection between this company and the law makers via lobbiests. Isnt this kind of a monopoly illeagle to start with and the law unconstitutional?

Banks win again..........

Think the $25 billion was a good deal for the upside down home owners? Well it turns out the banks are only paying about $5 billion of it and the rest is coming from Fannie and Freddie, you the tax payers. The fraudsters win again. There is $13.5 mortgage debt and 22% of it is underwater, so do you think $25 billion is going to make a splash in the ocean. No!

Dr. Keith Ablow Is My Enemy

So, according to Fox media consultant Dr. Keith Ablow (a man with an interesting record if you Gooble him) as a 58 year old adopted child, I am a danger to society. What a crock!

I frequently have to laugh, having been born in the first year of a Republican administration. Under the current Republican morality, I shouldn't exist.

But I do.

My natural mother had an extra-marital affair where I was conceived. Her husband said, in order for her to come back to the marriage, she had to get rid of me.

She did.

FrenchCori

The choice is simple!

Most Americans agree that government works when democracy is unfettered by money. The American rebels and the tea party with the Republicans would choose to be told how to live their lives, by bankers and industry, because they have been on the fast track, with the bankers and industry. They are on the payroll so to speak, so they would gain influence were the American government voided. The choice is simple, laws enforced by Democratic government or totalitarian rule of an economic nature by banks and industry. The common denominator is the rich not paying their fair share.

safety net

February 2012

Re: MAEPD program and spend down for persons with disabilities

A Response to David Frum's Response To Andrew Sullivan

I had, in my naivete, assumed David Frum to be one of the few level-headed and reasonable public conservatives currently making the cable talk show rounds, along with Mark McKinnon, Reihan Salam and, well, that's all I've got. In fact Mr. Frum's brilliant November 2011 New York Magazine piece "When Did The GOP Lose Touch With Reality?" is a model of restraint and clear thinking.

Cost Cutting alone caused the Fukushima disaster NOT the earthquake or tsunami.

This from, once again, Greg Palast’s book “Vultures’ Picnic”:

Wage Hating Burger Czar As Labor Secretary?

In just a two hour span, Donald Trump has completely exposed his whole "I love the workers" routine as just another classic Trump scam.

It all began, where else, on Twitter, where on Wednesday night, Trump went after Chuck Jones, the local union president for the factory at the center of his Carrier deal.