Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sorry about this

Posted by Tania Kindersley.

Oh, oh, oh, OH. Viz my continuing obsession with the START treaty and why the Republicans are attempting to block it: I have just been given the answer. According to Senator Jon Kyl, it's because 'you can't do everything'. No, you damn well can't. Let's get our priorities straight, people. Reduce the danger from nuclear weapons OR keep tax cuts for the richest one percent of Americans. Come on, you can't have both. Keep up at the back.

Some excellent video here, from the even crosser than I am Keith Olbermann:



  1. What fills me with terror is that there is a core group here in the US-- the Palinites, the twenty-three-percenters, whatever you want to call them-- who will believe literally anything that they are told. We drove through TX to New Mexico last week and we saw plenty of signs that said things like "Now we know what 'Change' looks like-- higher taxes, killing grandma, etc. etc." (of course I paraphrase snidely, but the point is: none of their accusations, not a single one, was true, and yet nobody seems to care: they post it on billboards, they believe it, and they vote accordingly). So if the GOP wants to sabotage the treaty, they've got a core group who will be behind them all the way, no questions asked, no thoughts thought. It's hair-raising to contemplate, but it's true.

  2. Ellie - the flight from reality is what makes me saddest. I just keep hoping for an outbreak of sanity.


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