Sunday Morning without a Cliff

So I had a thought yesterday that provoked a pretty interesting discussion, the thought was essentially that this supposed  "fiscal cliff" being espoused by the R's, D's and every talking head in the corporate owned media is a lie. A lie formulated by the very people that buy the politicians and use them like hand puppets to express whatever views that would benefit them the most and distract from the real issues. War, poverty, jobs, the fact that the Wall Street casino rolls along unchecked we get not a peep from these learned and very serious people.

I have long  stated that the use of the term "entitlement" to demean and attempt to deride any of the less fortunate is a means to an end. Aren't we all entitled to basic services and care? Maybe I'm a freak but that is what I was taught to believe, that every human being/animal deserves the exact same amount of love, respect and care that we would demand for ourselves. The Golden Rule or whatever you want to call it, if one person suffers we all do and are lesser for not addressing the reasons why.

One last thought on this "fiscal cliff" meme.

The republicans won whether anyone believes it or not. Just like it was after '08 election and the midterms they control the narrative and when you control the narrative you have won the argument. Oh and never believe that after the democrats cave and agree to the demands of the hostage takers that it won't be used as a weapon to point out that the Democrats cut entitlements.

What color is the sky in your world?

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On to lighter things

LaEscapee's picture

and tell me what's happening in your mind this morning.

And a tune
 

 

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Good Morning

priceman's picture

 

They're coming for what's left.

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Wow!

Cassiodorus's picture

Chris Rock is young in that one.  When is that from?

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Well this is....

LaEscapee's picture

If you’re 27 or younger, you’ve never experienced a colder-than-average month

 

Nowhere on the surface of the planet have we seen any record cold temperatures over the course of the year so far. Every land surface in the world saw warmer-than-average temperatures except Alaska and the eastern tip of Russia. The continental United States has been blanketed with record warmth — and the seas just off the East Coast have been much warmer than average, for which Sandy sends her thanks.

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