Friday, July 25, 2014
Well done, Massachusetts.
But there's still lots of work to be done.
Young people have a better chance to thrive in Massachusetts than in any other state, according to a national analysis of children’s overall well-being.
Nearly all children in the state, 99 percent, have health insurance. Reading and math proficiency rates exceed the national average.
About 1 in 7 children live in poverty, compared with about 1 in 5 nationwide, according to the 25th annual Annie E. Casey Foundation “ Kids Count” report, released Tuesday.
Several other New England states fared well in the rankings. Vermont placed second, with New Hampshire and Connecticut also in the top 10.
Mississippi placed last.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Just when you think they can't get any crazier, mega-crazy Gee-Oh-Pee-ers pop up like mushrooms after a hard rain. But you never hear any sane Gooper tell them to STFU and go away, so the Gee-Oh-Pee-ers must admire these schlubs.
In a classic just asking the question column, WorldNetDaily pundit Erik Rush argues today that the Obama administration may have been behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, suggesting that the White House worked with the Ukrainian government in order to blame Russian-backed militia groups for the crash.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Rush also claimed that President Obama was behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
In saner times when the Republican Party was run by humans instead of jackasses, a person like Erik Rush would have been laughed at then pitied for his pathetic attempts at political theater. Instead more than a few conservatives will lap up his putrescent mind-droppings and belch them back into their blog posts and blast emails where their equally weak-brained readers will nod their heads, scratch their chins and say "damn right."
Because "Obummer!" Their O.D.S. is such that more than a few will believe it. The crazier the theory, the more likely they'll embrace it.
Someone somewhere in wingnut land actually paid Erik Rush for that load of codswallop.
Ah, such is the result of the continuing decline of a once sane political party.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
|GOP candidate from Indiana, John Johnson|
“For almost three generations people, in some cases, have been given handouts,” Johnston said during the discussion. “They have been ‘enabled’ so much that their paradigm in life is simply being given the stuff of life, however meager.”
“What you see is a setting for a life of misery is life to them never-the-less,” he continued. “No one has the guts to just let them wither and die. No one who wants votes is willing to call a spade a spade. As long as the Dems can get their votes the enabling will continue. The Republicans need their votes and dare not cut the fiscal tether. It is really a political Catch-22.”
“The voters are the ones in charge,” Johnston said. “(H)owever when only 10-11 percent show up to vote, not much will change. People simply are not hurting enough, or simply happy enough that they will do nothing. consequently the dole continues.”
After this mouthful of slop got published in the local newspapers and on the "intertubes," John Johnson whines that he was taken out of context and he didn't really mean what he exactly said about letting poor people "wither and die." And did you catch "...calling a spade a spade..." dog whistle?
The GOP attracts lots of these misanthropic jerks. Can anyone guess why?