Thursday, October 20, 2011

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.


Local Business/Event Shout-Out: TBD.

Follow-up: see below;

Fact-free fantasies of the shrieking hatemongers of right-wing rhetoric and partisan hackery: a statement was made this morning the British 'foisted' slavery on America, all part of the fundamentalist subculture of ignorance that embraces 'discredited, ridiculous and even dangerous ideas'

One was gays in the military, funny thing, the world's still turning, not even a hurricane, earthquake or an oil well

Coincidentally enough, the end of the world, again, just after the Fact-Free Friday Show with our so-claimed viral Pastor

And don't be duped by the Birthers, including our very own Pastor Dred Scott (you may remember the infamous Dred Scott decision of 1857, which asserted that African Americans were "beings of an inferior order" who "had no rights which the white man was bound to respect." That ruling declared that African Americans could never be U.S. citizens and therefore could never be President),

See The Fogbow, "your best resource for debunking the lies of the 'birther' movement and discussing the birther antics" and, there is even a Birther Case Scorecard, 0-80 for the birthers;

Local and regional: hasta la vista, when do I get my hurrican insurance refund, and local Republi-Con fiscal conservative hypocrisy;

National and international: I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget, don't hold you breath because the Republi-CONs Con the Tea Party, there'll be no $100 billion budget cut, and let's admit the obvious, the Republi-CONs are not serious about deficits, and who's responsible for the debt

To balance the budget, do nothing

Republi-CON Congressional spending bills hypocrisy, not to be confused with Republi-CON constitutional authority hypocrisy, or Republi-CON laissez-faire hypocrisy

Facts v. Republi-CON tax myths

Where are those 'invisible [Republi-CON] bond vigilantes'

Our politically induced economic stagnation, part of the Republi-CON war on the middle class

Hello globalization, goodbye jobs

It's China, stupid

Told ya so: economic stimulus

The Republi-CON stimulus myth

The myth of expansionary austerity

Let's play the Republi-CON game of 'spot the contradiction', can you explain the Republi-CON contradiction as regards the economy, the debt ceiling, or deficits, or national security, or health care costs, or or even jobs

About the Republi-CON war on the middle class

More on the Republi-CON war on the middle class

Better, not just less, government

The Republi-CON 'taxes and regulations are killing business' myth, now it dwarf tossing, what next, baby juggling?

Republi-CONs in their Delusion-land

Is the 'Great Recession' God's punishment for American greed?

Beware federal pensioners, your day of reckoning is coming

The Great Stagnation' and our broken political system

The EuroMess

Great quote on so-called government wisdom

And courtesy of Tammy, a great quote on politicians and their corporate overlords

And the Republi-CON Race is cont., to find America’s Not-Mitt

Still searching for the ideal Republican candidate: conservative, interested, electable

Does faith matter?

A NoBullU prediction: Romney-Cain in 2012

About the Republi-CON war on the middle class

Republi-CONs might start with those Solyndra half truths

Did the tea so-called party debate pass the test of 'limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility'

The Republi-CON 'social security is a ponzi scheme' myth and The Republi-CON I'd be a millionaire if it wasn't for social security myth

The Republi-CON 'Obama's a socalist' myth

Does Palin have a point about the corrupt crony capitalism

Moral confusion and public health illiteracy

2 to 1 in the COA, health care lawsuit update

Why the individual mandate, because Ron Paul is a hypocrite


Am I a felon?

Did Steve Jobs' faith in alternative remedies kill him?

Those not so good ol' days

Big brother is watching you,

The myth of voter fraud

Fun stuff: Why dogs hate Halloween, Just in time for Christmas, Humor for English majors, and Punnies


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I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a shrieking hatemonger of right-wing rhetoric and partisan hackery, pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth and some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

The World's Still Turning

I would have thought that according to Pastor Truthiness (formerly known as Pastor Poppins), all sorts of horrible events attributable to God's wrath would have befallen the country by now. (Presuming, of course, that if is after October 21, 2011 the world didn't end.)

But DADT ended September 20, 2011 and I bet the world is still turning, no matter when you read this. Read Yahoo! News, Active duty gays say coming out has been nonevent.

Another Republi-con myth bites the dust.

Does Faith Matter?

UPDATE: Perry discussing Romney’s Mormonism: "And this country is based on, as Newt talked about, these values that are so important as we go forward, and the idea that we should not have our freedom of religion, to be taken away by any means.

The whole First Amendment thing might be a little complicated for a governor whose State Constitution prohibits anyone who doesn’t believe in God from holding public office. This is not a joke.

Article. VI., Clause 3 of the Constitution states: "The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

Nevertheless, should voters consider 'a candidate’s faith.' Read the Washington Post, Why a candidate’s faith matters.

Some think not. Read the Washington Post, Romney and America’s promise of religious freedom.

It's China, Stupid

UPDATE IV: "A bill that could impose tariffs on Chinese exports would trigger a trade war and distract the United States from the real issues it faces." Read The New York Times, Imagined in America.

Maybe, but China must allow free trade in its currency.

UPDATE III: "Ask yourself: Why is it so hard to restore full employment? . . .

The answer is that we used to run much smaller trade deficits. A return to economic health would look much more achievable if we weren’t spending $500 billion more each year on imported goods and services than foreigners spent on our exports."

Read The New York Times, Holding China to Account.

UPDATE II: Finally, someone sees the economic benefit of "crack[ing] down on China’s currency practices." Read the Washington Post, The China stimulus.

UPDATE: Want to know how 'Made in China ' is displacing North American made goods big time? The Emma Maersk. I first posted about this impressive weapon in the war against the middle class in April 2009 and I recently got another email about her, which reminded me:

"This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days!! This is one of three ships presently in service, with another two ships commissioned to be completed in 2012.

These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get all their goods and stuff from China . They hold an incredible 15,000 containers and have a 207 foot deck beam!! The full crew is just 13 people on a ship longer than a US Aircraft Carrier (which has a crew of 5,000.)

A documentary in 2010 on the History Channel noted that all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY. Yep, that's right. We send nothing back on these ships. What does that tell you about the current financial state of this country? Just keep buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of money.

Then you may wonder what the cause of unemployment (maybe even your job) in the U.S. and Canada might be????

'Nuff said ??"

Over the weekend, in a statement full of irony, China, the "largest foreign holder of American debt . . . lecture[d] Washington to get its fiscal house in order."

But, as the Wall Street Journal notes, "who are the Chinese kidding with their chest-pounding economic nationalism?"

China "is ignoring that America's real problem is sustained international trade imbalances." Read The New York Times, U.S. Debt Is Not the Culprit, which notes that the "root of global instability still lies in trade imbalances and currency values, and the need for adjustments in both Asia and the United States."

There is an easy way to resolve our government budget woes, end unfair trade practices, including Chinese currency manipulation.