..."For years, the tensions within the Grand Old Party had been building over the issue of government regulation. During his presidency, Roosevelt had advocated a "Square Deal" between capital and labor in American society. By the time he left the White House in March 1909, Roosevelt believed that the federal government must do more to supervise large corporations, improve the lot of women and children who worked long hours for low wages in industry, and conserve natural resources. "When I say that I am for the square deal, I mean not merely that I stand for fair play under the present rules of the game, but that I stand for having those rules changed so as to work for a more substantial equality of opportunity and of reward for equally good service," he said in August 1910. Roosevelt was especially critical of the state and federal courts for overturning reform legislation as unconstitutional, and he said that such decisions were "fundamentally hostile to every species of real popular government'"...
Lewis L. Gould
Return of the Rough Rider
”For those who are directly or implicitly lobbying against climate action, I have a clear message: your ideas are out of date, and you are running out of time…Continuing to pour trillions of dollars into fossil-fuel subsidies is like investing in sub-prime real estate,” Ban said. ”Our carbon- based infrastructure is like a toxic asset that threatens the portfolio of global goods, from public health to food security.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
"We have to do it this year. Not next year. This year. The clock is ticking, because Mother Nature does not do bailouts…The business community and the leaders of the world must go together to safeguard the world."
”Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are our fastest growing exports right now. That’s the message to businesses here: put pressure on governments that this is not just about idealism. This is not anti-growth.”
Danish Climate and Energy Minister
at 5/28/2009 Posted by Sunny Badger
“I was and remain a strong proponent of our enhanced interrogation program. The interrogations were used on hardened terrorists after other efforts failed. They were legal, essential, justified, successful, and the right thing to do. The intelligence officers who questioned the terrorists can be proud of their work and proud of the results, because they prevented the violent death of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of innocent people.”
Vietnam War Draft Dodger
Read more by Jay Brookman @ Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to Complain of our Copying the brutal example of the British Army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren...Provide everything necessary for them on the road."
American Revolutionary War General
at 5/26/2009 Posted by Sunny Badger
Above is a picture of Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute. I've ran across a couple of interview videos of him lately. Now that everything that Ayn Rand predicted is coming true -- I heard it on FOX News -- it's time for the humble profits of liazze-faire talking points to sit up and take the stimulus-free credit they are so humbly owed. This, of course, includes Merle Haggard who was singing about free Bubble-Up and rainbow stew when Glenn Beck was still in Pampers.
Below is an interview of Yaron Brook by Glenn Beck. I catch Beck on his radio show occasionally on KTLK FM and find his rants and raving amusing. Interestingly, my favorite in-your-face-conservative working partner cringes whenever I ask him if he caught the latest Beck show. He hates Beck almost as much as he hates Michael Moore.
If you listen to the interview below, notice that both Beck and Brook say they know people who are giving up on working hard to make a buck. Evidently the entrepreneurial spirit has died in American. Let me know if you catch any actual names of capitalists who are dropping out. I missed the actual names of anybody. These Laissez-faire capitalist fundementalist remind me so much of Christian fundamentalists. They see the End Times coming tomorrow. Of course, what's always coming but never gets here?
at 5/25/2009 Posted by Sunny Badger
"...The GOP is still reeling from the fact that they lost a national election to the first viable African-American candidate in history. That’s not racist, per se, it’s about the same as not wanting to lose a one-on-one basketball game to a girl, or having your foreign co-worker know more about Jazz than you do. There’s a certain way we people expect the world to work and while an African-American president was inevitable, nobody wants to be on deck as the first loser..."
Stopping The Man of Steele
at 5/24/2009 Posted by Sunny Badger