If you were to do something good like say, help further the cause for green technology advancement by buying a hybrid vehicle, you would be saving children’s lives. On top of that, you would be saving those children’s children’s lives, the trees they plant, and ultimately all living creatures on Earth.
But what if oil companies and their politicians think that you should be punished anytime that you disobey orders, and through this mindset they criminalized the ownership of hybrids? You would be forced to pay fines for owning a hybrid… or have a handful of your liberties taken away, because the children of former execs of the now defunct Standard Oil deemed wealth to be the solitary measure of worldly freedom.
That’s basically what the hybrid tax is. A penalty for not buying gas.
And another exciting issue of IDIOTS!
I didn’t think I’d be making more than one of these when I first started, but it’s currently the theme that I’m having the most fun with. I’m talking of course about comic book cover mock-ups, (not so much about weed). When there is even a discussion on the supposed merits of legalizing a mind altering drug, you know somebody, somewhere down the line, threw logic out the window.
It’s not enough to argue that bong heads are innately passive. One has to consider the encompassing implications involved with drug trafficking. One also has to consider the incredible momentum of crime.
Imagine telling the parents of a kid who died by the hands of a marijuana dealer, that marijuana was going to be legalized because bong heads across a small demographic felt their freedoms were being tread upon. We’re not even going to mention criminal intent in the minds of typical drug dealers.
Working on these mock ups is a great distraction. It has so far held my interest more-so than TV, video games, or politics. Plus, it’s great practice. (Some of you may remember that I used to rant about coloring things in the past using Photoshop.)
To be honest, I wasn’t too pleased with how it’s primarily dominated by the colors brown and blue. There was just no way out of it due to the actual colors present in the house chamber. Oh well, I’m certain that the house chamber looks magnificent in real life.
This one was made in the space of 2 days, or roughly 8 hours. Yup, a quickie.
Ha haaah! Just in time for Christmas!
The biggest disappointment anyone could ever experience is losing respect for someone, or something that never used to display disreputable behavior. Case in point, when news giants such as Fox or MSNBC peddle their very special brands of political misdirection, they make it overtly clear that they’re there to convert you. CNN however passes their product off as “fair and balanced.”
“The Worldwide Leader in News.”
Very recently they aired a video of an interview they did with Ron Paul where they sort-of implied that Ron Paul cut an interview short and walked off on Gloria Borger. You know how CNN does it: they press the issue until they get the interviewees to say what the producers ordered the reporters to get, otherwise they don’t cut to the next segment.
Here’s the edited video
You can see Borger visibly strain to keep a straight face as Wolf Blitzer forces her lie on air.
Here’s the real video. Unedited.
In the uncut video, Ron Paul answered Borger’s questions twice. He even referred to past interviews where he answered those same questions. The interview ended before Ron Paul took off his mic, then Borger insisted that he answer the questions again as if she was briefly overcome with localized amnesia. Then CNN edited and aired the video, cutting approximately 30 seconds out to make it look like Ron Paul walked off the interview.
It’s one of the biggest reasons news enthusiasts around the world should stop watching CNN. They’re not there to deliver to you the news, rather they’re there to sell you airtime. I stopped watching ever since they botched up their coverage on Occupy Wallstreet, the G20 summit, and Libya. Not to mention all the other careless omissions they’ve done on AIPAC, Eric Cantor, Chris Christie and Cisco.
Like on topics which they know people will already have their minds set on, yet they’ll pose the question as if the topic is still fresh and edgy. Topics such as Michelle Bachmann vs her chances of winning the Republican race. People from both camps will undoubtedly be adamant on their viewpoints, but if it gets people riled up, and CNN benefits from it through increased viewership, it’s ethically CNN.
Stay sober this year folks and have a Merry Christmas!
CNN recently published an article on Occupy Wall Street stating that a protester was “allegedly” struck by a tear gas canister in the head. The protester’s name is Scott Olsen, an Iraq war vet. He was rushed to the hospital immediately after it was discovered that he was bleeding profusely from massive head trauma. Interestingly enough, there’s a video making its rounds on the internet showing the moments just before and after the incident.
If you watch carefully, the scene unfolds with tear gas being lobbed back at the police. Then a flashbang grenade explodes a few feet away from Scott Olsen, then Scott Olsen collapses to the ground unconscious. Then a crowd of protesters rush to his aid before another flashbang grenade is fired by the Oakland police directly at them. You can also see that a phone-book flies past the police line and into the protesting crowd, as well as another object thrown by counter protesters.
The movement seems to be growing despite a recent crackdown in several cities. -Susan Candiotti CNN
Personally, I thought it was seemingly obvious when Occupy Wall Street hit London and Ireland, several weeks ago.
Next thing you know, CNN is going to tell us that the wound on Scott Olsen’s head simply appeared through the magical force of unfettered justice.
Meanwhile, at CNN….
For the real news you can go here:
Meanwhile, Oakland police admit that they used tear gas and baton rounds, but have denied the use of flash bang grenades. Protesters, however, say they saw police use them, and the more video that comes out, the harder it is to believe the police.
Please see the video posted up above. Oakland police used two flash bang grenades in the video.
By now you’ve probably heard that there is a counter movement to “Occupy Wall Street” called, “We are the 53%.” The “We are the 53%,” is a hackneyed group of cynics founded by CNN contributor and Redstate.com blogger Erick Erickson. The 53%’s echoing mantra is, “They (Wall Street Protestors) don’t speak for me. I pay taxes.”
Something you won’t find on a Google search, coverage by CNN on Ron Paul. The odd article out of the bunch. This search was done just 5 minutes ago.
…he heard he was going to get called out on it.
Eric Cantor cancelled his planned speech at the University of Pennsylvania yesterday when several progressive groups showed up to protest. A note to readers, the university’s standard policy allows for members of the public to attend.
The topic of Cantor’s would-have-been speech? Income inequality.
There is simply not enough physical money in existence to support all of Wall Street’s scams.
A study by investigative reporter Ellen E Schultz reveals that insurance companies, banks, and retirement consultants, all played a game that can essentially be illustrated as a siphon. A siphon that draws money from pensions, and deposits that money into the pockets of executives.
John Boehner of the moral right. 2011
Interesting thought of the day:
How can we entrust all of society’s important decisions to a group of small minded men/women?
The 9%+ unemployment rate in America: The best way to cook the books is to use the dispensable wing of your political party.
I remember toying with the idea of writing about this back in 2010. Every time Obama compromised on Republican bills, jobs rates artificially spiked. 1 month after, job rates would mysteriously drop. A sign of temp workers being hired, and then laid off under unreasonable clauses. And as if on cue, right wing pundits would march in and harp on about the unemployment.
Thinkprogress.org has published an article on how the Tea Party is urging its members to NOT hire workers in order to hurt Obama’s presidency.
If we can agree that the American economy has an incredibly great influence on economies around the world, and that setting the American economy straight would be a very beneficial thing for everybody, then it’s important to understand that any American president would only want this very important goal of setting the economy straight; accomplished. If ever in your life, you had ever been thrust into the limelight, then you would know that the most important thing to do, is to put on a good show.
Every presidential term comes with its own unique set of problems. Bush left us with the bill for 2 wars, granted a whole bunch of people unnecessary tax breaks, and he left us with a bunch of nonsense policies that resulted in a banker culture that thinks it’s extra A-OK to steal people’s money…
Obama’s turn at the presidency is almost akin to an economic triage where the ultimate heal is not apparent yet, but at least things are getting somewhat better. It’s not perfect, far from it. Read this:
Long story short, people are demanding larger collateral from Merryl Lynch, which is owned by Bank of America. They (Bank of America Corp, BAC) decided to make it Bank of America’s problem because Bank of America has more money. If Bank of America somehow happens to not be able to afford it, the fed will step in. And what happens whenever the fed takes action? More money gets printed because there is not actually enough physical money in existence to support all of Wall Street’s scams. This leads to inflation. Oh I forgot to add, low level investors at Bank of America lose their money, derivatives investors get money from the fed because derivatives get a higher priority.
This is deep level shit that the president can fix. But in order for him to get to deep level fixing, he must first overcome the turd peppered landscape that is the entrance to American politics.
Now if we look at how the current batch of Koch employed Tea Partiers have been sabotaging every one of Obama’s attempts at fixing the economy, and if we look at how the Republican wings of both the house and senate have all but put on Vaudevillian make-up, and pranced about Tea Party mandates gaily, we can then safely assume that the primary obstacle in providing every human being on this planet with adequate food is the American conservative party.
Here is a good read on Occupy Wall Street.
It’s time to fire Republicans.