Monday, April 16, 2012

Frontline of the Class War: "The Wrong Side", "Little Tolerance", and My Little Pony

The Republicans are right, there is a class war going on in this country. And they're the ones waging it against the middle and working class:
  • Now sure the public overwhelmingly supports the so-called "Buffett Rule", which would require that millionaires and billionaires pay a minimum of 30% in taxes.  And yes, the Republican Party is adamantly opposed to it.  But don't worry, GOP Chair Reince Priebeus doesn't think they're on the wrong side of the issue, after all it's really "all about dividing and conquering.”  You know, unlike the GOP's usually strategy of demonizing women, gays, and undocumented immigrants.
  • The MPAA wants to make embedding videos on a website a crime.  And while the knowledge that if they had their way this post would get me sent to jail gives me that warm tingly feeling that comes from being an outlaw rebel, don't worry the next logical step would be to outlaw you watching the video.  So all of us can be tingly outlaw rebels together.
  • Following the ongoing Rupert Murdoch hacking/bribery/technically espionage scandal in the UK has been a bit of a pain.  I mean it's happening not here.  So good old Rupert has decided to help us out by letting it spread to the good old US of A.  Wasn't that considerate of him?
  • Mitt Romney has filed for an extension to his 2011 tax returns.  Which is totally his right even if it reminds Americans that he refuses to show us more than a single cherry-picked year from when he was already actively running for President.  But personally I'd advise him against it, because it seems to me like a traditional 6 month extension would have him releasing his returns on October 15th, three weeks before the election.  Which you know, thanks for that, but probably isn't going to help him very much.
  • Finally, I did promise to go all James Dean on the MPAA.  So here's a video of Mitt Romney discussing horse breeds like the feudal lord he wishes he was:

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