Gov Bobby Jindal ( former exorcist) and potential VP for Mitt Romney signed a bill in Louisiana that pretty much privatises that state's woefully under funded and poorly performing schools. Under the new law public funds will go directly to religious schools, charter corporations, etc. After the bill was signed and went into effect the dummies in the legislature realized that funds could be sent to Muslim schools! They are now scrambling to rectify their error, good Christians that they are! They will be funding schools that teach that dinosaurs and man existed at the same time and pretty much pass over the reasons for our Civil War. Some of these new schools are housed in former office buildings where students sit in cubicles in front of a computer with a cathode ray tube monitor. One of the schools has a terrific basketball program but no library. And they have loosened teacher qualifaction standards too.
This is David Dreier a congressman from California, possible self-hating gay man and supposedly a 'centerist, moderate Republican voice". This dweeb said this the other day:
"While I don't think that someone who is diagnosed with a massive tumor should the next day be able to have millions and millions and millions of dollars of health care provided, I do believe there can be a structure to deal with the issue of pre-existing conditions," Dreier said. "
Excuse me, Congressman there are only three ways to deal with this issue; 1. Let the poor bastard suffer and die. 2. Inflate health care costs like we do now so the poor bastard's treatment can be covered by charging me 14 bucks for a tongue depressor. 3. Increase the size of the risk pool, which is what the ACA does. Think David, think for chrissakes!
This is Riverside California, the third city this month in the Golden State to go bankrupt. They filed Chapter 9 yesterday by vote of the city council. Developers built thousands and thousands of houses in Riverside, the houses were sold using hinky-dinky mortgages by third party mortgage brokers. The prices were inflated and thousands and thousands of folks bought them and started to make 120 mile daily commutes to other places to work. Then gas prices went up and the LA Cop living in Riverside began to realize driving a Suburban 120 miles or more a day was spendy. The homes devalued, the homes were foreclosed on and Riverside's tax base went to hell in a hand basket. In Riverside sales tax receipts have fallen because nobody has any money to spend. Didn't anybody in Riverside think that the city is too freaking hot to live in much of the year, that most of the local jobs sucked. (plenty of warehouse work there at minimum wage) and its just too far from where good jobs exist? I don't even want to get into the deals Riverside tossed to the developers. Same story in Stockton.
Mammoth Lakes went into a public-private deal to expand the airport and build a hotel next to it. Let's see, the next time I go to Mammoth, rather than stay in the village or in the mountains or on a lake. I'd rather stay at the god damned airport. Mammoth thought better of the deal and backed out. The developer took them to court, sued and won a 43 million dollar judgement against a town of 7,000 permanent residents.
This is our National Highway System. Its one of the nice things we have in the country. Do you think that we could build this system today? Do you think some of our yahoo governors wouldn't object to a "Fed-Ral Stan-dard' being forced on the great state of Alabama! (or name most any red state) I imagine it would be called a Nazi-commie-socialist plot to put the great pee-pul of Alabama into chains!
This is the logo of the RNLA, the Republican National Lawyers Association, a branch of the party itself. They investigate voter fraud. The RNLA reseached elections nationwide over the past ten years and found an astounding amount of fraud. 400 cases nationwide! Of course this is a huge problem in a nation of over 300,000,000 people. The Republican party jerks off so much they must to have to part the hair on their hands. This BS is discussed all the time on cable news, but they never talk about the numbers. Hell they barely mention the numbers on their website.
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