Hypocrites

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I’m generally a lefty on most issues (not all though) but with all the sexual harassment/assaults coming to light, it’s time for the hypocrites to come out.

A HuffPost–YouGov survey finds 76 percent of Republicans and Republican leaners think Democrats have a very or somewhat serious problem with sexual harassment.

But just 40 percent of Republicans think sexual harassment is a very or somewhat serious problem in their own party, while a slightly higher percentage, 43 percent of Republicans, think it’s not an issue within their own party.

A majority of Democrats, 60 percent, think their own party has a sexual harassment problem, while 75 percent of Democrats think sexual harassment is a very or somewhat serious problem within the GOP.

Source: The Hill

WHAT?  Look all I’m asking for are people to be intellectually consistent, this isn’t a right or left thing it’s a power thing.  Those who have power often abuse that power for their own gains, what a surprise but this poll really makes me laugh, look who Republicans elected, Trump has so many accusers and is known to be a womanizer.  Is it too much to ask people not to be hypocrites and condemn bad shit that happens everywhere…

Tax cuts don’t spur economic growth!!!

How can the US electorate not see that the Republican party is completely bought and working for the rich and corporations?!?  Is it because they pay lip service to social values or are white?

The poor would be hardest hit, with those making between $20,000 and $30,000 seeing their tax bills rise starting in 2021. By 2027, they would see a 25.4 percent increase in their tax bill.

Source: The Hill

The Joint Committee on Taxation is a non partisan body and their findings are nuts.  How come the poor are always told to make due with less but politicians fall over themselves to give the rich more?  There has been class warfare since the 80s but it’s the rich that’s been committing it against everyone else, both parties are bad economically but one is completely brazen in its service to its donors and they want their tax cuts badly.

This one’s ok

There are many policies of the NDP that I do not agree with but this one I do.

Canadian health-care experts, including B.C.’s provincial health officer, have urged the federal government to strongly consider borrowing from Portugal’s approach to drug policy, including decriminalizing personal possession of illicit drugs.

Source: The Star

The war on drugs has been a colossal failure and frankly I think all drugs should be legal.  In any case if you look at Portugal, the world should use that country’s success as a template on how to move forward.  I’d also like to say, I don’t use any drugs, I have no interest in using drugs but I think people should be able to do whatever the hell they want to do as long as it doesn’t affect someone else.

Get this shit out of here

Looks like the racist bullshit in the US is coming up here to Canada as well and LOL at the lady denying she’s a racist.  Awesome work on Jagmeet Singh for reacting the way he did, I certainly wouldn’t have been as nice if pushed like that.

The woman, Jennifer Bush, a supporter of the anti-Islamic group Rise Canada (no surprise), claimed later at an annual Ford fest (no surprise) that – surprise! — she knew Singh was not Muslim but was questioning his policies. She also claimed: “I’m not racist.”

Source: The Star

That is the definition of white privilege, imagine a black or muslim person getting that aggressive with a politician, security and cops would be all over them so fast…

Stupidity upon stupidity

So by now I’m sure you’ve heard that Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris climate accords and of course he would, he doesn’t give a shit about humanity or the future. I have to say I also LOL’ed when I heard VP Mike Pence say this…

“We’ve demonstrated real leadership. We’ve demonstrated real progress,” Pence said in an interview with Fox News late Thursday. “But for some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world.”

Source: The Hill

Yeah dumbass we want to survive as a civilization!  Ugh the stupidity from Republican politicians knows no bounds, even if I grant that climate change is a farce which I don’t but for argument’s sake; it still makes sense to go renewable!  Once the infrastructure is in place the energy is essentially free ugh.

Oh god not again!

So now that Republicans in the US controls Congress & the Presidency, they’re pushing this insane anti science curriculum in schools again.  What an absolute disaster this will be…

State and local legislatures in the United States are experimenting with new ways to target the topics taught in science classes, and it seems to be paying dividends. Florida’s legislature approved a bill on May 5 that would enable residents to challenge what educators teach students. And two other states have already approved non-binding legislation this year urging teachers to embrace ‘academic freedom’ and present the full spectrum of views on evolution and climate change. This would give educators license to treat evolution and intelligent design as equally valid theories, or to present climate change as scientifically contentious.

Source: Scientific American

I guess nothing that comes out of the Trump administration should surprise me but what the hell…  Evolution is the gold standard of scientific theories and intelligent design is not science, it’s not testable nor can it make predictions!  Seriously the answer to everything with that “theory” is that god did it.

Climate change, meh why does anyone in the Trump administration care about that, they’ll be long dead by the time the future generations have to deal with the affects it.  I guess Trump is trying to bring back all those manufacturing jobs in the future by bringing up a generation of uneducated morons (I guess it’s not really their fault though) who don’t know how to do anything.  He loves the uneducated and for some reason they love him right back. 

I truly weep for American children and their futures.

Americans WAKE UP!

Holy shit, that’s all I have to say when I heard the CBO release its report in the late afternoon…  With the Republican health care plan, more people will lose coverage than gained through the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), 24 million will lose their insurance according to the non partisan government body.

CBO projects that the Republican plan would cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage by 2026. This is a much bigger drop in coverage than experts had expected. Republican legislators will now be forced to answer questions about why tens of millions of Americans will lose coverage and how those people will fare under the new system.

Source: Vox

I know the new Republican talking point is access instead of coverage but who gives a shit about access if no one can afford it but the super rich.  I do feel all those people who voted for Trump and the Republicans but at the same time, they deserve what they get for falling for politicians that continually serve the interests of the rich.  The Democratic party isn’t much better, what the people need is someone that will actually serve their needs. 🙁

Are they for real?

Vox did a video on the new Republican health care plan and it’s a disaster.

Sure Obamacare has a lot of problems, mainly because it was a right wing plan to begin with but unless you’re rich the new plan won’t help you.  

Go Arnold!

Another thing that’s wrong about the American political system, gerrymandering

“Gerrymandering has created an absurd reality where politicians now pick their voters, instead of the voters picking their politicians,” the Republican and “Terminator” star says in a video released Tuesday on media startup ATTN.

Source: The Hill

How Americans are ok with this is beyond me.