Thursday, February 17, 2011

Updates

  • The Patriot Act passed the Senate yesterday. President Obama is expected to sign it soon. Then we will continue living without our fourth amendment rights.
  • Democrats and Tea Partiers have also worked together to try to block $3 billion worth of defense spending which would only serve to increase our debt and make John Boehner look good. Seems like the libertarian Tea Party candidates finally realized the republican talking point about "smaller government' is really just a false facade.
  • Bahrain, a tiny middle eastern island nation, has had the most successful protests. Citizens have crowded into an important city square in a demonstration reminiscent of Egypt's protests. Earlier today, they were attacked by riot police while camping there overnight. I wish them luck in their attempts to truly change things.
  • Wisconsin has had its own protests. over 10,000 have gathered at the State capitol in order to object to the radical cuts proposed by the state's republicans. if only my state would do the same...
  • Justin Beiber on general politics: “I’m not sure about the parties. But whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.” And people wonder why I hate this kid.
  • Unfortunately I have no Vlad comic for my followers this time, but here's something amusing

19 comments:

  1. haha that caption makes that picture perfect

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  2. lmmfao that one pic has me laughing so good
    chaos

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  3. that patriot act stuff kinda pisses me off
    poetry

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  4. Patriot Act sucks.
    BBC is awesome.

    I go to U of W Stout and the mess here is getting worse. Apparently there's a possible $3 billion budget cut that will affect the Wisconsin University system. Madison is in danger of being closed, apparently, this might just be an exaggeration though.

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  5. maybe this will put to rest the idea that democrats are better than republicans when it comes to civil liberties. Also about that bieber kid... IDK I wanna give him the benefit of the doubt, I think he may have been joking, doing something tongue in cheek.

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  6. dont worry i hate JB too. thought that was hilarious.

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  7. Glad that we dont have to increase our debt. Great political blog!

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  8. Nice post, although JB needs to stick to "What he does best"

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  9. BBC far superior news.Not paid for or ran by the US gov.

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  10. Remember that their are two partriot acts. the first strips your rights away. The second enforces it.

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  11. If Justin Bieber is talking about politics and people are listening to it then Mayans are rite.2012 is end of the world

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  12. It's quite scary what's going on in the middle east, but I think that in Bahrain people will not be allowed to demonstrate, I think the army will stop them.

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  13. the brits always seem to be more reliable

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  14. Just visited the BBC Site, and that map is nice, you click and you got stats from the country and the background of the unrest.

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  15. Good stuff, thanks for the update

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