Who Hates Freedom?

There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside.

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle


I am reading news about the changes in voter registration laws around the country, purpose made to short change democrats at the voting booth.

Voters who vote early tend to vote democratic.  So what do Republicans do?  Not try to build a case that they are the best people to look to for political leadership. No, because they know they aren’t.  What they do is cut down the amount of time you can vote, thus making it harder for the many millions of hard working democrats who vote early to vote early.

Because Republicans hate freedom.

Voters in Nebraska in 2008 voted by and large for John McCain.  Except in Omaha, which voted for Barack Obama.  And because Nebraska’s electoral college votes are granted individually rather than winner take all, like 48 of our 50 states, Barack Obama got 1 electoral vote from Nebraska.  The Republicans in Nebraska did not take kindly to this.  What do you think they did? Do their level best to work with the people of Omaha to convince them that the Republican way is the best way?  A door to door meet and greet type of campaign to woo voters?  Nope.  They have decided they need to change their electoral process to a winner take all process for one reason, to take any prospect of a Democrat getting even one electoral vote in Nebraska.

Because Republicans hate freedom.

Pennsylvania is going through much the same thing, though in the exact opposite direction.  Ohio and other states are making voter registration more difficult.  To all these Republican freedom hating idiots I have no words … none.  Well, actually I do, but I won’t use them.  Yet.  Now is not the time.

Now is the time for everyone, Republican and Democrat, Conservative and Liberal, to register to vote.  Before they finish getting their legislation through, and make it much harder for you to vote.  Read everything you can get your hands on about the electoral process, about the issues that exist locally and nationally.  They want to pull the wool over your eyes.

Don’t let them.


Update:  The members of Teamsters local 814 are still locked out of work at Sotheby’s.  They have been locked out since August 1st, and I have heard nothing that tells me that they will be working anytime soon.  The law firm of Jackson and Lewis, those notorious union breaking bastards, who took great pride in trying to break the BMW union shop in Ontario, California, are now trying the same thing here.

Apparently even with Sotheby’s raking in big bucks because the rich are investing in art to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars annually, these bastards want the guys who get the least money in the company and are ostensibly the face of the company to get shafted.  These un-American punks want to see a British company destroy American jobs, rather than stand and talk man to man with the union.

Jackson Lewis hates America.  It’s that simple.

Sotheby’s bargaining in bad faith with my brothers angers and annoys me, but there is nothing I can do… Except hope they win against these America hating bastards.

GO 814!


It was the incarnation of blind insensate Greed. It was a monster devouring with a thousand mouths, trampling with a thousand hoofs: it was the Great Butcher — it was the spirit of Capitalism made flesh.

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle


And if you would like a peek inside the mind of the Republican party look no further than the RNC.  I found in my mail something from those Un-American bastards, with Reince Priebus’ name on it.  It was a survey, titled the “2011 Obama agenda survey”.  A nastily worded survey, meant to portray Democrats in a light that is at once ugly (nothing wrong with that), and filled with lies (that crap ain’t right.)

It is less a survey than thinly veiled propaganda.  It says that Democrats want to expand welfare benefits to the point of unlimited eligibility, which is bullshit.  It states that health care will be administered by bureaucrats, which we all know is a steaming pile of crap.  Eliminating performance standards in education while expanding federal funding for it is stated as something that could realistically happen, when we all know that that is a damn lie.

I will scan the document and place it as a link at some point in an upcoming article.

The best bit about this?  It is an old RNC ploy.  I read about a similar “survey” that went out several years ago, when Michael Steele ran the RNC.  Seems that despite the fact that Mike was a lightning rod for negative attention throughout his reign as head of the RNC, they are still using his tactics.

He must have done something right for them, and that something seems to have been ratcheting up the rhetoric and propaganda and lies to people who are more than willing to believe what they are fed without so much as a thought as to the truth of the statements.


That’s it from here, America.  G’night.


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