Sunday, 9/25/11, Public Square


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9 responses to “Sunday, 9/25/11, Public Square

  1. Questioning patriotism is something fascists do to dissenters to silence them.

    Socialists were anti-Italian.

    Atheists were anti-Spanish.

    Ethnic Jews were, of course, anti-German

    History seems to repeat itself. And now we see this same trend happening more, and more, in America.

  2. If the price of food had been rising as fast as the price of health care, we’d be paying $48 for a gallon of milk. That comes from the Institute of Medicine’s interesting new infographic, charting what we’d pay for basic food supplies if the prices had risen as quickly as those in health care since 1945:

    • Excerpts from the article linked above…

      The government wanted to know what would happen if everybody in town received a guaranteed income, and specifically, they wanted to know whether people would still work.

      It turns out they did.

      Only two segments of Dauphin’s labour force worked less as a result of Mincome—new mothers and teenagers. Mothers with newborns stopped working because they wanted to stay at home longer with their babies. And teenagers worked less because they weren’t under as much pressure to support their families.

      The end result was that they spent more time at school and more teenagers graduated.

      In the period that Mincome was administered, hospital visits dropped 8.5 per cent. Fewer people went to the hospital with work-related injuries and there were fewer emergency room visits from car accidents and domestic abuse. There were also far fewer mental health visits.

      In today’s terms, an 8.5 per cent decrease in hospital visits across Canada would save the government $4 billion annually, by her calculations. And $4 billion is the amount that the federal government is currently trying to save by slashing social programming and arts funding.


      I would be afraid to even suggest something like this here. Surely it’s a communist/socialist plot and everyone knows that communism/socialism is the evil to beat all evils.


    You just can’t please some people.

    In the eyes of National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, President Barack Obama’s decision not to pursue gun control legislation is a “massive conspiracy,” and just another reason not to give him a second term.

    “[The Obama campaign] will say gun owners — they’ll say they left them alone,” LaPierre told an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday. “In public, he’ll remind us that he’s put off calls from his party to renew the Clinton [assault weapons] ban, he hasn’t pushed for new gun control laws… The president will offer the Second Amendment lip service and hit the campaign trail saying he’s actually been good for the Second Amendment.”

    “But it’s a big fat stinking lie!” the NRA leader exclaimed. “It’s all part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and destroy the Second Amendment in our country.”

    “Obama himself is no fool. So when he got elected, they concocted a scheme to stay away from the gun issue, lull gun owners to sleep and play us for fools in 2012. Well, gun owners are not fools and we are not fooled,” La Pierre declared.

  4. badbiker

    Diana had to abandon her swim due to lingering effects of the Portuguese Man ‘O’ War stings. Medics advised her that another sting could be life-threatening. She is pissed off about it, but will live to swim another day.

    I don’t know about you, but if I were stung by one Man ‘O’ War in the middle of the ocean, I’d be outta there right then, right now, no questions asked. Diana was also visited by a shark (no cage) yesterday. One of her support crew scared it off. Funny thing about the ocean, the creatures that live in it don’t give a damn about your record swim attempts.

    You made us proud, Diana, you will always be a hero despite this setback. You have more courage and determination than most of us could ever summon. You didn’t try it for the money, you did it because it had never been done. You define the human spirit.

    Let’s hear it for EVIL LESBIANS!

  5. Wondering what’s going on at the Wall Street Occupation?

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  6. Wall Street Mocks Protesters by Drinking Champagne 2011