by Tally

GODS F**KING DAMMIT!!!

I am so tired of people supposedly on my side, being as F**KING STUPID as the baggers are.

FACTS FOR EVERYONE WHO CLAIMS THEY’RE A LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE:

- ONLY 6 (SIX) DEMOCRATS VOTED TO FUND THE CLOSING OF GITMO. That means that not only did ALL of the REPUBLICANS in Congress vote against it, but MOST of the DEMOCRATS DID TOO. People who blame President Obama for that are F**KING STUPID.

- THE DEMOCRATS NEVER CONTROLLED CONGRESS. No, not EVER. Stop repeating this lie. You look like an idiot, and you’re not helping. There were NEVER 60 votes – enough for a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Not even for a microsecond. People who blame President Obama for something that is OUR FAULT (for not sending him a Progressive Army, then staying home in a whiny snit) are F**KING STUPID.

(See The Reid Report – Barack Obama and the myth of the progressive ‘majorities’)

- CANDIDATE OBAMA RAN ON CHANGE AND PROMISED TO END PARTISANSHIP. He is still trying. It’s the GOP who refuse. HE has KEPT THAT PROMISE. It’s OUR FAULT there are asshats in Congress who care more about their hatred for one man, and regaining power, than their own COUNTRY, and ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Either we elect ALL DEMS, or who aren’t bought and paid for corporate whores (BEN NELSON, I’M TALKING TO YOU), or non-insane Independents, or we’re DONE. There are no sane Republicans left. That is a fact. Anyone who cannot understand this is F**KING STUPID.

- THE GOP OWNS THE PRESS. Stop saying the POTUS isn’t working hard enough. Stop saying that he doesn’t fight. Stop buying into the LIE the GOP OWNED MEDIA are pushing on you. http://whitehouse.gov has a vast video archive of the POTUS WORKING HIS ASS OFF EVERY DAMN DAY. PAY ATTENTION. The GOPMEDIA tells you that Lindsay Lohan is more important than Americans being out of work, so if you don’t think the POTUS is working hard, you are FUCKING STUPID.

- PRESIDENT OBAMA CANNOT ARREST THE ASSHAT BANKSTERS THAT CRASHED THE ECONOMY. President Bush made everything they did LEGAL. That fact happens to be important, unfortunately, just like the torture, and war crimes, etc….  THEY CHANGED THE LAW. President Obama has done everything he can to reverse all that, but you cannot suddenly declare someone a criminal for eating chocolate if chocolate was legal at the time of ingestion. The law doesn’t work that way, and if you claim you’re FOR the rule of law, you have to be ALL IN. If you cannot see this, you are F**KING STUPID.

- OBAMA DID NOT GET A LOT OF CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM “WALL STREET.” Go here and read what it actually SAYS in bright red letters: Open Secrets. “The organizations themselves did not donate.” PEOPLE who WORK FOR big companies, donated to Obama. Not GOLDMAN SACHS the COMPANY – but EMPLOYEES OF. Anyone who has contributed to the Obama Campaign is aware of the restrictions.  If you don’t believe me, go try yourself. Give $5. It’s easy (here)

President Obama has done A LOT to re-regulate the Financial industry. As much as possible with the GOP ASSHATS in CONGRESS fighting him every step of the way.

- PRESIDENT OBAMA POSTPONED THE CLEAN AIR REGULATION REFIT for 13 months, he never killed it. There is a current study that is almost finished. When it is, the regulations are going to be STRICTER, (which is why the GOP is so desperate to get rid of the EPA), and there is no reason to start a refit that will likely have to be DONE OVER with MORE MONEY in a shitty GOP economy when the new regulations come out. This is just another LIE, and the GOP is trying to paint Obama as anti-environment. Anyone who is ignorant enough to believe that is F**KING STUPID.

- NO AMOUNT OF PROTESTING WILL STOP THE CANADIANS FROM GATHERING TAR SANDS OIL. This is one of the biggest wastes of anger I think I’ve seen, and one more faux fight the GOP wants people to hate on our President about. STOP ALLOWING THEM TO MANIPULATE YOU!!! If you buy into this nonsense, YOU ARE F**KING STUPID.  Did you know there are over 120,000 miles of oil pipelines in the US already? Why aren’t people screaming about that? (See here)

Before I get into this, first let me say I am SHE WHO DRIVES A PRIUS. I want a plug-in one next year, and will be the first one in line if Jeep ever get around to making a plug-in standard-shift Wrangler. Electric vehicles should be the ONLY legal vehicles on our roadways. I am very anti coal, anti nuclear, and very pro wind, and solar……

That said, I am not naïve enough to think we’re going to get the world to magically stop using petroleum over night.

I’ve done some research on THE PIPELINE THING, and there are a LOT of things the protestors aren’t saying. And of course, the political punditry isn’t about to try to do anything to make this a rational conversation when they can create more Obama Outrage™.

Canada has been producing oil from tar sands/bitumen for over a hundred years. The production isn’t NEW. Yes, technology has advanced, along with demand. The pollution that everyone is screaming about from the production of this oil, is already happening, and whether Keystone XL is constructed or not, that won’t change. Instead of protesting the pipeline, why not fight to shut down the tar sands itself? (See here)

No pipeline is 100% completely safe (ask Yellowstone). However, I would rather have an over-land pipeline than more offshore drilling (but no one is asking me.)

Keystone XL/Tar Sands pipeline – is HILLARY’s baby, not Obama’s. The STATE DEPARTMENT is in charge of this entire thing. The State Department is who gave the environmental “okay” assessment, and it will be THE STATE DEPARTMENT who gives the final green light when all the data is in at the end of  2011. President Obama can veto it, but the bottom line on this is, THIS IS THE STATE DEPARTMENT’S DECISION.

Sooooo…….. Why aren’t they screaming at Hillary?? Why aren’t they even mentioning her & the State Department? Because that would be too TRUTHFUL, and it would take away their opportunity to bash Obama.

There are still many meetings to take place with locals from every state, which the pipeline is slated to pass through, and more local assessments. So NO – this is not a done deal.

There must be a study somewhere, on which creates more pollution, and which is safer in the long run – a pipeline, or countless tanker trucks, and trains, all of which could also create spills while burning gasoline and emitting carbon monoxide into the atmosphere – carrying this oil to the refineries of America. Which one creates less chance of an accident? A pipeline? Or countless trucks and trains? I honestly don’t know the answer; there have been many of both. It would seem the potential for a larger spill would come from a pipeline, but the amount of trucks on the road transporting it, and giant train accidents might override that. There are some interesting numbers on oil pipeline accidents in the US (including the recent on in Yellowstone), here.

I would also like to point out something else that no one is talking about: If we say no to this oil from Canada, why aren’t we saying no to oil from everywhere? WHY AREN’T WE SAYING NO TO OIL???

Well, obviously we’re not, nor are we going to anytime soon. So we can either continue to get the oil from the Middle East (who for the most part, do NOT have our best interests at heart) and Central America, or we can add Canada (who DOES actually like us) to our list and take away some power from the Saudis It would also lower the price of oil for us, and create a metric shit ton of JOBS (not that that should be an important issue.)

Do not think that even if President Obama vetoes this, that Tar Sands won’t produce oil. It will, and DOES. China will likely be the primary buyer. Then they can sell it back to us, for a profit, and TAKE MORE OF OUR JOBS.

In a perfect world, we’d be working on outlawing petroleum, but that’s not anywhere close to happening. And it will never happen until we make a national commitment to invest in renewable green energy technology, and demonizing Obama won’t get us there any faster. In fact, if we end up with any GOP POTUS, it’s likely to F**K US FOR A VERY LONG TIME. He’s the first POTUS to have a plan to put Carter’s solar panels back on the White House after Reagan took them down.

Instead, this one pipeline has become the latest political GREEN übercause the PL has chosen to throw at President Obama. This is their FINAL LINE IN THE SAND. Like the debt ceiling was, and the public option, and……

What happened to offshore drilling? That is a billion times more dangerous than this. What about all the other oil producers across the globe? Why aren’t they all screaming about them?

WHY ISN’T THE PL SCREAMING ABOUT THE GOP NOT ALLOWING THE DEMS TO SUBPOENA THE HEAD OF BRITISH PETROLEUM???

To pick out this, and make it a target for super special Obama hatred is not surprising, even though he has restricted mountain top removal for mining, and been the most aggressive POTUS in history to invest in Green Energy. (See here)

At this point, I have to be honest; I can see why this is being considered. I also think there are much bigger things the conservationists should be willing to get arrested over, like why the 40 year-old Nuclear plants which should have their licenses revoked without upgrades and, let’s face it, rebuilds, are getting their licenses extended for another TWENTY YEARS.

There’s one other thing – this pipeline will create tons of jobs, and help the economy. THAT IS WHY THE GOP WANT THE PROGRESSIVES TO HATE IT.

The more you know…… (see here)


68 Responses to “a word from tally: facts for everyone who claims to be a liberal progressive”


  1. 1 anniebella
    November 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Tally…..I just have afew words for you,,,,,,,,,,,Thank You.

  2. 2 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    A-men. There’s no one who can tell it like it is better than our Tally!!!

  3. November 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I absolutely love your bluntness! Keep telling the truth Tally! We love you!

  4. 5 Bobfr
    November 4, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    You are a force for justice & truth and it would be in the very best interest of America, let alone President Obama and the Democratic Party, if your insights receive as large an electoral audience as possible between now an 8 Nov 2012.

    Thank you Tally!

    #WaiveTheFee_PreserveTheVote

  5. November 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    THANK YOU GUYS!!!

    ❤❤❤

    Share, copy, email, tweet, FB – edit – whatev. I’m so sick of the stupid I could SCREAM!

    • 7 EDP4BHO
      November 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Thanks Tally. I shall be using this, as you offer, to set some people straight. I get emails regarding this pipeline mess which, to be honest, I am not at all familiar with, but once your name is attached to anything Obama, you get all kinds of silly ass emails….junk. I had email during the Bush years also, and never got anything. Everybody and their momma wants PBO to stir the soup for them, like a good Uncle Ben. Frick ‘em. Can’t stand these libruls.

    • 12 Charmed
      November 5, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Tally I love your fight and totally agree with you….

    • 13 nathkatun7
      November 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      A very big thank you Tally for speaking Truth with passion! There does come a time when you have to call a spade a spade. I certainly intend to share your fact-filled and brilliantly written piece with friends and family. Really wonderful stuff!

  6. 14 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    November 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks Tally! Off to tweet it :)

  7. November 4, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks Talley cut and paste for my shipmates is underway. Oooooooo! As Pogo would say. “Transmogrefide!” ;-)

  8. 16 Betsy
    November 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Have tweeted this Tally, thanks so much.

  9. 17 desertflower
    November 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! Seriously…keep the potty mouth. Works perfectly here! You are a true goddess:)

  10. 18 Sue in Minnesota
    November 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Way to bring it Tally! Thanks for being such a strong voice for reason.

  11. 19 ber6964
    November 4, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Love your passion Tally. Keep spreading the Truth!!!

  12. November 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Tally..you could teach these so called journalist a thing or two..

    You really are a book of information….”Do your Thang Girl” and we love you for it :-)

    Thanks a million..(hugs)

  13. November 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Tally all I can say is YOU GO GIRL,YES YOU CAN TELL THE TRUTH TO ALL!!! 4 MORE FOR 44

  14. 22 theo67
    November 5, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Excellent – I was screaming today, all day – and your post articulated everything I could want to scream about so thoroughly and bluntly. Thank you!

    I heard on NPR this morning that the majority of the “millenium” youth, most of whom are involved in OWS, stated that Bill Clinton is their ideal President. The same guy who created DADT, DOMA, gave a pathway to FOX news, gave a huge helping hand to increasing the wealth equality gap in this country, put NAFTA in place, and formed alliances with the same GOP who spent beaucoup bucks to bring him down and humiliate him.

    I also saw on the French live feed that some Tunisian youth, who just celebrated their first free elections after being inspired by President Obama to seek their freedom, decided to attack President Obama’s Facebook page with over 150,000 messages.They compared him to the dictators who have been toppled by the Arab Spring, and said he’s now in the same shoes as those dictators with the OWS movement. They also said they did the Facebook blast to show solidarity with their OWS brethren here in the states.

    A very good friend put a poster up on Facebook asking what’s the difference between Bush and Obama – asking the Democrats to explain it to her, because of the drone attacks. I was very disappointed that she did that.

    I’m not sure what’s wrong with people right now – especially these youth who seem incapable of thinking past their fantasies and live in the real world. When I think of how much is at stake, I get heartbroken over such displays of stupidity and irrelevance.

    This site is a Godsend. Thank you,Chipsticks. And thanks Tally for expressing your frustration so perfectly, so that I could piggy-back off of your perfect words.

    • 23 Puddin'
      November 5, 2011 at 2:20 am

      The Michael Moores of the world are exploiting these young people…he walks around looking like a slob and they think he is one of them…I wish they would think for themselves and figure out who these people are who are using them.

      • 24 nintendowii10
        November 5, 2011 at 5:25 am

        Michael Moore has pissed me off being the fat hypocritical piece of shit that he is. He rants and raves about Wall Street and Goldman Sachs, but has funded his films through a production company that has taken money from Wall Street and Goldman Sachs. He also isn’t calling out the Republicans who want to repeal Dodd-Frank and allow Wall Street to continue to screw the middle class unchecked because that would mean less money in his wallet, and no more corporate jets or mansions for him.

        I am confident that Michael Moore will be making an Occupy Wall Street movie and exploit these folks to make himself richer. It’s too bad they won’t realize it because they care more about being in a movie and seeing themselves on the big screen than realizing how hypocritical Moore is exploiting and using them.

    • November 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

      I’m going to forgive them because they don’t understand how it works over here in the US. They think that Pres. Obama is ordering these arrests and tear gassing. Those Tunision youths have no idea what Pres.Obama’s policies are or about our Congress.

      Next time someone asks you to prove the difference between bush and Obama, tell them to go read a list of their accomplishments and find out for themselves. I wouldn’t waste my time. I can tell by a question or comment when some people have already made up their minds and really don’t want to be convinced. Your friend sounds like she has already made up her mind.

  15. 27 JoJothecat
    November 5, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Thank you Tally,

    I will definately share this with everyone I know. I received a request from the move-on folks in pasadena to protest the president when he was in los angeles over the keystone XL pipeline. Thank you for educating us on this subject so when I do ever run into them I have some knowledge.

  16. 28 Mtmarilyn
    November 5, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Tally, I love you!!!!! What you are saying is what I feel but don’t know how to say it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Now off to tweet!

  17. 29 PurpleShoesLA
    November 5, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Tally,

    May I say…. Fanf**kingtastic! Thank you for getting this all in one place. I just cut and pasted your section about the “Democractic controlled congress” fallacy into an email I sent to my godson who is supposedly majoring in poli-sci and apparently isn’t being taught about how our legislature actually works (or as it stands right now, doesn’t work). His response, “Oh, I didn’t know this” SERIOUSLY??

    I am so with you on the pro wind/pro solar/ev front!! It boggles my mind that this country is not really out in the forefront on green tech/green jobs/climate control. Speaking of unsolicited emails, on the Keystone tar sands pipeline issue, I just got an email from some group at http://www.350.org with a link to this article asking me to sign their petition (naturally) to PBO and claiming that PBO announced on Wednesday that he is now purportedly taking full ownership of the decision on this pipeline, and to join them this Sunday along with 4000 other people in DC as they form a ring around the White House to pressure PBO to vote no. I can’t imagine how close they think they are going to get to the White House (hello, Security?), let alone form a ring around it..

    http://thinkprogress.org/green/2011/11/02/359160/video-obama-is-the-keystone-xl-decider/

  18. 30 Carolyn
    November 5, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Amen. I totally agree with everything that you’ve said. How can people forget that the republicans caused many of the problems that this country faces today? They’re still obstructing and it appears to be working for them. The President needs democrats who can help him..not ones who come on tv complaining about what the President should be doing. They should be talking about the republicans, not the President. When health care was being debated and debated..where were the folks who needed health care? Where were the folks who wanted to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell”, immigration, prosecute Wall St. (which by the way was not a crime, maybe not ethical) and the list goes on. I’m baffled how anyone could think that the President could do all of this alone. I’m so sick of the complaining..vote the people in who agree with your interests. The President cannot make laws. That’s the job these congress folks are suppose to be doing. No matter what he does, it’s not enough. I ‘ve had to cut back on the Sunday shows and other shows because I’m sick of the disrespect of President Obama. What I try to do is listen to what the President and others have to say and I can draw my own conclusions. If people are paying attention at all, we know what the republicans have to offer. We all know how the news works (doesn’t). When I watch press conferences, almost every question about the President and his admin is negative, not to mention the condescending tone. The President is a good man. I think I would have told these folks where to go a long time ago. So if we sit back, we can let the republicans finish what they started before 2008.

    • 31 nintendowii10
      November 5, 2011 at 5:18 am

      The emoleft showed their true colors during the healthcare fight when they were willing to allow the fight for healthcare to go down in smoke just because there wasn’t going to be “public option” or “single payer.” They were willing to let 30 million people go uninsured just because “public option” and “single payer” weren’t on the table, and that President Obama was going to adopt his version of Romneycare for the nation, which of course Flip Flop Willard has flip flopped on.

      What’s worse, the emoleft apparently thinks that IF the TeaBaggers score a victory and the American Care Act is repealed, somehow that paves the way towards single payer, as if the political will would exist after that. What planet do these emoleft whiners live on… it pisses me off that they care more about their personal beliefs than taking care of others. They seem to be no better than the right wingers who say “I got mine, screw you.”

      • 32 Tally
        November 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

        Exactly. And they have no vision. We’ll get Single Payer if can just not allow the KochKlownKarKrazies®™ to get the keys back.

        2014: The ACA is fully implimented.
        – The Non-Profits are online.
        – They offer BETTER and MORE AFFORDABLE PLANS for LESS MONEY.
        – They are allowed to merge across state lines to get LARGER RIS POOLS, and offer even cheaper plans.
        – They finally merge NATIONWIDE = SINGLE FUCKING PAYER

        Voilá!

  19. 34 a4alice
    November 5, 2011 at 12:36 am

    There she goes! Our very own Princess Potty Mouth! It’s the truth Tally. Off to tweet. :-)

  20. 35 Steve
    November 5, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I agree with most of what you said, however, you should know that we already get the biggest chunk of our oil from Canada. Followed by Mexico.

    ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/company_level_imports/current/import.html

    • 36 Tally
      November 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Yes, actually, and we have for years. My point is, fighting this pipeline won’t stop the production of this Alberta oil field, or close the rest of the miles of pipeline we already have across the country.

      Why not fight to close ALL OF THEM? Because we’re not there yet. I bet most of the people who are fighting this don’t drive hybrid cars.

      The sad truth is, we still need oil. We will still buy THIS OIL from either Canada, or China, and it will still be transported to our refineries.

      Which is more environmentally friendly:

      – Buidling a pipeline?
      – Millions of diesel-burning tanker trucks driving across the country transporting it? Those aren’t biodiesel trucks.

      One of those will happen. Which one is safer, and better for our air, water, & overall environment?

      You can be against the pipeline, but know WHY you’re agaisnt it, and be against it for the right reasons. If you’re an environmentalist, be for the cleanest choice. NEITHER is not an option, and just to be mad at President Obama is FUCKING STUPID.

  21. November 5, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Preach Sisterfriend :) thanks so much. I’ve had to regurgitate repeatedly these same facts over and over for the last year. It’s sad people don’t read and some that do, can’t comprehend what they have read. So they depend on TV/Radio pondents to tell them what to think. Right or wrong, then they run with it. So thanks again I will be tweeting the article.

  22. 38 Debz
    November 5, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Thank you, Tally!!!!

  23. November 5, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Words cannot express so I tweeted it and will retweet it daily!

  24. 40 HZ
    November 5, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Tally, I know because of your respect for intelligence, you will understand what I am about to say. You have been from the beginning of our meeting on this site, a force to be respected, to be so very proud of, and to be so thankful for your intelligence and telling it like it really is, no matter where you speak. You are brilliant, Tally. Thank you so much for this brilliant piece.

    I was walking the floor last evening ,and you were on my mind. I miss you when I do not see you, here, and I become very concern, when I do not see you here. I realize that you have many important responsibilities in your life, but when you speak here, I listen. Bottom line, you have been on my mind, Tally. I said to myself, as I was walking the floor last evening, “Where is my Tally? I miss her so much. She must be thinking or working on something that needs to be said for all to hear.” Then I felt peaceful, Tally. ‘Not to worry, peace’ Then here you are tonight.

    When someone said on Twitter, you all must read Tally. I was on my way over here, and there Chipsticks had your post. My spirit was calm. I know that you and I know and respect our feelings about spiritual energies. We know that this type of energy is so real. I can’t explain it, but I know that it exists.

    Tally, I spoke to you when we first met here about your brilliant writing and thought process. You hit it out of the ballpark again tonight. You are such a brilliant thinker. You are the type of writer, thinker, mover and shaker that POB could use with his communication team in DC., Yes, I know, we have spoken about those options. So, I will say this: I thank you for this piece so brilliantly written here tonight on the Obama Diary.

    Truth is always spoken by you with precision, brilliant concepts, respectfulness, and hard facts. You move with words in a way that wake up the brain matter. You stir the senses to a point of ,”Did you get that now?” You speak with clarity that clears the thinking process in order to move out of the mud puddles of life. You pull the strings of the mind into a sea of serious movements of an urgency that wakes one up to life.You pull the masses with you to a higher level to think through the situation with a reality that is pure,, true, and fit for pure substance in life. Few are capable of mastering this art of writing.

    Thank you ,Tally for this truth tonight. You have moved my heart to want to move with a purpose that is fitting for this gifted President, Barack Obama. Keep them coming, my dear one. Thank you for sharing your brilliant mind with all of us.HZ

    • 41 Tally
      November 5, 2011 at 1:50 am

      There are no words for how much I love you HZ, and how much this means to me!!!!

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! And yes, I know EXACTLY what you mean.

      ❤❤❤ x ∞⁷

      • 42 HZ
        November 5, 2011 at 3:06 am

        You are so deserving my dear one of all of this. I love you back so very much!!! I tweeted it several times. I am learning. But this has to get out there. Thanks so much Tally. Love ya,HZ

  25. 43 Tally
    November 5, 2011 at 2:29 am

    And thank all of YOU, my TOD family! I know I can alway count on you all to be there on the end of my set-piece corner kicks and slam them with a header into our OBAMA2012 GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!

    Sorry guys – only two (hopefully) more games.
    Snippet of last nights Hot Men Running awesomeness with The LA GALAXY’S own $250 million Baby Jesus and our own personal HIGHLANDER #mikemageefacts
    Skip to the 3:00 mark for exactly what I’m talking about…..

  26. 44 Cindy Sweatt
    November 5, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Thanks Tally. Now, how do we get the word out this weekend? I need a “link” to Tally’s post to put on every blog.

  27. 46 Tally
    November 5, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Another idea – take pieces of it, and tweet them individually along with a shorter twitter link to the bigger PIE:

    Tweet sample:

    FACTS 4 ALL LIBERALS> ONLY 6 (SIX) DEMOCRATS VOTED TO FUND THE CLOSING OF GITMO. @Obama2012 Stop blaming POTUS!

    http://wp.me/PUgO9-esx

  28. 47 nintendowii10
    November 5, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Excellent excellent EXCELLENT FUCKING RANT TALLY!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

    I was just reading over at Talking Points Memo how Reid wants to hold yet another vote on the AJA, this time a version that removes the surtax on millionaires that has already cleared the house:

    “Senate Democrats are teeing up yet another vote next week on a provision of President Obama’s jobs bill. This time with a twist — they’re not going to ask that it be paid for with a surtax on millionaires.

    They’re calling this one the “Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.” A version of it passed the House on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis last month. It would offer a tax credit to companies that hire out of work veterans and increase an existing credit that already goes to companies that hire veterans with service-related disabilities. Dems propose to cover the $1.6 billion cost of the bill by delaying fee reductions that are scheduled to apply to mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    They also plan to attach the bill to separate, House-passed legislation to repeal a requirement that the IRS withhold three percent of payments from major contracts, in order to encourage compliance with the tax code.

    Republicans pay for that measure by limiting increased Medicaid eligibility under the health care law.

    These are two of the small ticket items in the President’s jobs bill. But since Democrats aren’t seeking to raise taxes on wealthy Americans it stands a better chance of getting GOP support. ”

    And cue the emoleft whining of “SPINELESS REID CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVED!”

    The emoleft is apparently forgetting how every aspect of the AJA that had the surtax on millionaires was blocked by the Republicans. So Majority Leader Reid should not do a thing and keep allowing the Republicans to keep Americans out of work when many need to be put back to work?

    Like it or not, the provisions need Republican support, thanks to the fickle voters who stayed home last fall, and allowed the Tea Party cronies to take control of the House.

    It seems that whenever President Obama gets 80-85% of what he wants legislatively, the emoleft has poisoned the waters and whined about how it isn’t 110% of what he wanted, as if that is practically or politically achievable. The Republicans are already on record as blocking just about every idea President Obama has proposed, and the public realizes and is seeing it… that is why his poll numbers are going up, whereas the Republicans are still sucky. It’s also why you’re not hearing many of these emoleft talking heads like Cornell West, Glenn Greenwald, Cenk Uygar and even fat lying hypocrite Michael Moore himself not attacking the President as much, people are seeing and exposing them as essentially closeted bigoted Republicans/ratfuckers.

    Leave it to the emoleft to always whine about shit, and attack the very President who has gotten a lot of progressive shit done. They whine about how corporate and Wall Street friendly President Obama is, yet salivate over that fat piece of shit Michael Moore who has funded his films through a production company that has taken money from Wall Street and Goldman Sachs. They whine about how he has signed watered down legislation, yet give the Republicans a complete pass for voting against what could have been better legislation. They whine when people like Rahm Emmanuel call them “fucking retarded.” They whine when they receive any pushback, which has been my personal experience over at Huffyfluffy when they called President Obama “compromiser in chief” and I asked them to back up their allegations. They continued to repeat the talking points from the emoleft talking heads just like the authoritarian right wing Teabags repeat the talking points from the right wing talking heads, talking points are talking points regardless of which side is exposing them.

    What neither these left or right wing poutragers has acknowledged is that politics is the art of the possible and the art of compromise. While President Bush fucked up the nation with his bully tactics of “you’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists,” why should that be a blueprint for how President Obama should govern? It’s not his personality to govern like a bully and even if he did, he’d be accused of “governing like a thug” or “gangbanging” or any other racist stereotype from the hard right, not that he hasn’t already been attacked for that… but that would solidify such stereotypes.

    Yeah I know I’m repeating a lot of what you emphasized, but good shit regardless. :smile:

    • 48 Tally
      November 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      You nailed it. Thank you.

      The anger on the Left is correct, it’s just grossly misplaced. (I think that might be what I scream about next….)

      You hit it with the Reid thing. Reid is setting up the perfect (oh gods, here she goes with another soccer analogy*) penalty kick with the “ok, no tax on the bazillionaires.” If only the PL would get the fuck out of the way, and let the GOP show THE WORLD it’s not about anything other than Obama (I really think they’ll say no to ANYTHING that helps the economy in ANY WAY at this point), and let Reid and the Dems nail the shot, and get the goal.

      But instead, they stand like a clusterfuck in front of the goal, and by whining about the wrong things (the Dems and POTUS, when they should be screaming about the treasonus fucking GOP) they’ll get an OWN GOAL, and help the fucking GOP win another fight. WHY CAN’T THEY FUCKING SEE THAT?????

      If only they’d focus their anger and direct it at the right targets. Obama 2012 should be a NO BRAINER. The fight in 2012 should be ALL ABOUT GETTING RID OF THE DINOS AND GOP. AND BEN ASSHAT NELSON. THAT is the fight we should be having.

      *okay, forget the world’s largest sport…. it’s like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. STOP HELPING THE ARSONISTS BURN DOWN OUR HOUSE.

    • 49 Tally
      November 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      oh and – the tar sands thing – Next time someone brings it up, ask them a simple question: “WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE?” if they don’t mention any kind of hybrid, electric, or biodiesel vehicle, then they need to STFU. Environmentalizm MUST START WITH YOU.

      – Do you recycle?
      – Do you mulch?
      – Have you stopped using plastic bags?
      – Do you use reusable food storage containers?
      – Do you ALWAYS throw your trash away into a trash container (don’t throw your fucking gum out of the car window you lazy tool.)
      – Do you take your poison waste (batteries, spray cans, old vitamins/meds, light bulbs, etc.) to the hazordous waste recyle? (If you don’t, you’re breaking the law.)

      – DO YOU DRIVE A GREEN VEHICLE? If you don’t, then you need to shut the fuck up about the Keystone XL Pipeline. WALK THE FUCKING WALK.

      • 50 Tally
        November 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm

        dammit – more – – DO YOU DRIVE A GREEN VEHICLE? If you don’t, then you need to shut the fuck up about the Keystone XL Pipeline. WALK THE FUCKING WALK. You still need to buy GASOLINE. You still need to use OIL. Do you want to get your oil from the Saudis or the Canadians? THAT is the question right now.

        Otherwise, you cannot pick out one Alberta oil field and have a problem with JUST THAT ONE. That is FUCKING STUPID.

  29. November 5, 2011 at 5:27 am

    GAWD, TALLY, you are EN FUEGO!! Just getting home and checking in for a moment and here is all this terrific LOGIC. THANK YOU. I’m going to tweet it as much as I can all weekend and on and on as long as it takes. I’ve always been a very liberal Democrat but I can’t tell you how much it makes my blood boil to deal with the left these days. Some don’t even want to hear the truth, they just want to be mad and stay mad. I’ll be away tomorrow but you can bet your boots I’ll be spreading this around as much as I can. THANKS, love. Boy am I glad you’re on OUR side, cookie!! Miss you and hope all is well. xoxo

  30. November 5, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Tally, you can’t see this, but I am standing up and clapping for you. Brava, Brava, Brava! If this were a just world, you would have a huge stage–you would make a better commentator than all of the current tv dweebs put together and you would wipe the floor with the WH press corp. I’m convinced that people get an adrenalin high from outrage so they have to manufacture it and inhale it every day. Actually taking time to gather facts would take away the high, so they avoid facts like the plague, thereby modelling themselves into mini Republican know-nothings. What I admire most about you is that you take no prisoners. You call it like it is– f—ing stupid.

  31. November 5, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Tally,
    You have no idea how grateful I am to be able to have access to you and your brain! Rafeekei

  32. November 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Thank you. Amen. Finally the real truth.

  33. November 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I just tweeted this post and said “don’t read if you can’t handle blunt honesty” – which will, of course, draw more people to read it. No one likes to be told they can’t handle anything :)

    Excellent piece. Pres. Obama was recently heckled about the pipelines and he said, ‘no decision has been made and I understand your concerns’. Earlier this week I saw a post from Think Progress that he has gotten more involved in the decision making on the pipeline. Which tells me that there will be a pipeline but the deal will take into consideration the opinions and concerns of everyone. In what GOP administration would you get that?

    As for Hillary Clinton, the main activists are Hillary fans and they dare not criticize her on anything. I’ve seen numerous cabinet members get called out individually by the left but not Hillary. No sir. Its Pres. Obama that’s forcing her to do these things. yep.

  34. 56 sjterrid
    November 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Thanks Tally for this excellent piece! (smile)

  35. November 5, 2011 at 11:55 am

    So awesome. Tweeted and shared!

  36. November 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Yes, posted as my facebook status. Thank you, Tally.

  37. November 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Tally, I can reblog this I’d you like. If you send me the text to stopthemadness@angryblacklady.com. This should go viral.

  38. November 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks for this rant–very timely too.

    Off topic, but looks like Team Obama is gearing up to fight voter suppression: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203707504577012121315643772.html

  39. 65 Bob Kincaid
    November 9, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Hi, Tally.

    I have to correct your erroneous assertion that President Obama “stopped mountaintop removal for mining.” He didn’t. He hasn’t. At all. If he had, I would be shouting it from the rooftops. All of us here in the Appalachian Sacrifice Zone would be. But we’re not, because he hasn’t.

    The blasting from mountaintop removal still shakes our homes, cracks our foundations, ruins our wells, poisons our bodies and destroys our communities.

    I know you like to be factual, so you might want to correct that rather significant error in your post.

  40. 67 Mary Kennedy
    November 12, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Tally – you are beyond awesome. I find it quite rejuvenating & therapeutic reading your posts – because you are so freaking real & grounded & SPOT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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