Saturday, November 22, 2014

SAR #14325

Both FOX and Facebook get mistaken for burning bushes.
Plan B: Obama, exercising his legitimate authority under the Constitution, has decided that the parents of US citizens (ie, children born in the US) may remain in the US temporarily without fear of arrest and deportation until such time as the Congress resolves their status. They may legally apply for work and pay taxes, but may not get health care under ACA nor vote. John Boehner is aghast and wants to hold hearings on the Republican plan to deport all 11 million of the illegal aliens using trains of 100 freight cars, each holding 80 undocumented workers, to ship them to somewhere, every day, five days a week, every week for five years. He says they'll also hire enough thugs with guns to prevent any more illegals from arriving during those five years. No, no. I know, the Republicans don't actually have a plan. But FOX does, which is much the same thing.

Armageddon: Pope Francis says greed will 'destroy the world'. What happened to “the fire next time”?

Getting What You Didn't Ask For: The Republicans, by obstructing every administration effort and refusing to compromise at any point on anything have made it inevitable that Obama's approach to health care, climate change and immigration, will carry the day. Their intransigence has guaranteed that the policies implemented are far more liberal than they would have been had the GOP been interested in actually governing.

Faint Praise: Responding to the military dictatorship more-or-less elected government's decree, Egyptian editors have promised not to criticize any institution in the country. They didn't say anything about the occasional sly bit of satire.

TKO: After two years of baseless accusations, prurient innuendo, non-stop harassment of State, Defense and Intelligence personnel, and slander of the administration in interviews and fake news releases, the Republicans have concluded that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria, and no cover-up because there never had been anything to cover up. Equal time? Hey, this is FOX we're talking about.

Greener Grass: Fab, Inc., which was valued at just over a billion dollars a year ago, is in talks to sell itself to PCH Intentional for $15 million. Only half in cash, darling.

Reading Righting & Ticked: The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that the state has no obligation to provide quality public education, it just has to build and staff the schools. The kids have to go to school, but the schools don't gotta teach them no nothing. That “ no fewer than 78.9 percent of current fourth graders and 73 percent of current seventh graders will require” special ed to reach mandated levels. 
Wet Dream: Some in Utah want to cut off all water to the giant NSA facility there as a means of protesting the Agency's massive illegal surveillance programs.


Bill Hicks said...

The Republican immigration plan is very simple--let Obama do their dirty work for them and inflame their stupid base by blaming him for it. That way the immigrants get to stay and work for peanuts (and also help drive down American wages overall) for the big business interests who really run the Republican party. It's a win-win all around for those a-holes.

Tulsatime said...

I'm surprised it took this long for the thugs to stop risking exposure of the operation in benghazi. I think the tea party swallowed their own bait, and would not let go. It does not bode well for any discipline in the next two years in either senate or house. The 'rabids' will grind the government to a halt on anything that comes into congress. That will be bad news for any bailout that might be needed in the next two years.