The Republican Cannon Fodder Weekly for October 12th 2012…

Below we present our weekly roundup of cannon fodder to fire at shamelessly sinister social Darwinist Republicans…

We attempt to showcase unique or enlightening perspectives but also feature a summary of hot-button in-case-you-missed-it issues…

To see a list of prior weeklys, click on ‘cannonfodder’ either in the “category list” in the right sidebar, or in the categories listed just below the title at the top of this page in the dark green bar.

Clickable Index to Topics


Top Articles of the Week…
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Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…
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The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…
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The Republican Cesspool of Shameless Hypocrisy…
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How Republicans Sicken and Kill You and Yours…
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The Many Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…
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Skeletons Lurking in the Republican Closet…
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Republican Global Ruining…
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The Clincher…
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Whatever…

Top Articles of the Week…

  • 9 Things That Show Mitt Romney Is Morally Bankrupt. It’s not that hard to be good to your family and friends. If true morality is evidenced by how one treats strangers, Romney’s reputation as a moral actor should be under water.

  • Guess how many times the House voted for fossil fuels and against clean energy. Without peeking down below, try and guess how many times since January 2011 the U.S. House of Representatives voted against clean energy or in favor of fossil fuels. The correct answer is 223. The House voted 223 times in support of a dirty-energy economy.

  • NOT Forward, BACKWARD: with Mitt Romney 17 of 24 Foreign Policy Advisors Are Bush Neocons. I can’t figure out Mitt Romney, though I think I’m hardly alone in that sentiment. When he’s not trashing the president (his only clear-cut campaign initiative) he spends the rest of the time dallying around issues that deserve serious consideration. He’s inscrutable and you don’t need to look any further than the list of names on his sizeable foreign policy team as evidence.

  • Mitt Romney, American Parasite. His years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.

  • If you want to understand Romney’s plan, look at what Republicans have been doing in Congress. The GOP legislation awaiting Romney’s signature isn’t simply a return to the era of George W. Bush. From abortion rights and gun laws to tax giveaways and energy policy, it’s far worse. Measures that have already sailed through the Republican House would roll back clean-air protections, gut both Medicare and Medicaid, lavish trillions in tax cuts on billionaires while raising taxes on the poor, and slash everything from college aid to veteran benefits. In fact, the tenets of Ryan Republicanism are so extreme that they even offend the pioneers of trickle-down economics. “Ryan takes out the ax and goes after programs for the poor – which is the last thing you ought to cut,” says David Stockman, who served as Ronald Reagan’s budget director. “It’s ideology run amok.”

  • Republican agenda: intentionly sabotage America and blame results on Obama admin. Lax security at the Benghazi consulate was result of Republican cuts.House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security” — a charge Republicans rejected.

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    Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…

  • Debunking the bald-faced lies of lyin’ Ryan. American Bridge has released 13 policy-based research briefings detailing how Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan has fabricated or distorted most of what he says…

  • Eric Cantor LIES that he never backed sequestration but FactCheck says he did. During a recent debate for the 7th District House seat, Democrat challenger Wayne Powell accused Republican Rep. Eric Cantor of flip-flopping on $1 trillion in automatic federal spending cuts that are slated to begin on Jan. 2. Yep, FactCheck designoates Cantor as doing a “full flop”…

  • In Big Foreign Policy Speech, Romney Lies to the Entire World. Romney displayed again his proclivity to lie on specifics and distort the broader reality. But this time, the whole world was watching; how embarassing…

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    The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…

  • If Mitt Romney wins, the middle class loses. Romney puts tax breaks for wealthy ahead of investing in education. If Republicans take away early childhood education, slash K-12 funding, and cut college aid for middle class families, they won’t go far. Yet that’s exactly what Mitt Romney wants to do to pay for a $250,000 tax break for each and every multi-millionaire.

  • Mitt Romney’s Delusional Foreign Policy. Indeed, one would be hard-pressed to find a single substantive difference between what Romney is proposing as a candidate and Obama is actually doing as president. Consider, for example, Romney’s discussion of Iran – an area in which he has claimed there are significant contrasts between his views and those of the president.

  • More People Are Riding Amtrak, But Republicans Pledge To Cut Funding. Amtrak, the federally-subsidized passenger rail that runs across the country, experienced a 3.5 percent jump in ridership last fiscal year, with a total of 31.2 million passengers taking the train. But despite the growth in rides the Republican party sees Amtrak as an unprofitable venture, and called in their platform to privatize it entirely, a move that would cut off train service to rural Americans who don’t live on high-frequency train routes. In fact, the National Association of Railroad Passengers believes privatization “would be tantamount to shutting down the entire Amtrak network, because the remaining routes could not cover the system’s overhead costs.”

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    The Republlican Art of Shameless Hypocrisy…

  • Pro-Life Congressman Pressured Mistress To Get An Abortion. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) told his mistress to get an abortion for the sake of his marriage, despite his pro-life views, in a conversation obtained by the Huffington Post. Rep. DesJarlais, who supported the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” — a bill that included “forcible rape” language in one of its early drafts — demanded that his lover end her pregnancy, saying, “You told me you’d have an abortion, and now we’re getting too far along without one.” The lawmaker has faced accusations of hypocrisy before; although he voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he later celebrated the construction of a health clinic in his district funded wholly by Obamacare.

  • Fox News Analyst: Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Demonstrates Need For Less Government Regulation. This demonstrates the conservative Faux Snooz tactic of just say anything. Realize that the lack of regulation is what caused the meningitis outbreak, yet they have the ludicrous audacity to say that less regulations are needed, “deregulation” being their mantra. The lack of oversight is the problem in cases like this. not too much oversight…

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    The Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…

  • Most of Us Will Not Have a Better Life Unless We Turn the Tables on the Super Rich. Chuck Collins’ new book ’99 to 1′ reveals how wealth inequality is wrecking everything.

  • 8 Facts That Prove Our Govt. Is Not Going Broke. The Republicans are out to shred our social safety net — and they’re using debt as their excuse.

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    Skeletons Lurking Quietly in the Republican Closet…

  • The Unorthodox Extremism of Mitt’s Education Policy. For the most part, Mitt Romney’s education platform—a move away from Bush and Obama’s federal accountability measures— reflects contemporary GOP orthodoxy. To a lesser degree, he has spoken favorably about Obama’s Race to the Top effort. During Wednesday night’s debate, however, he floated two ed reform ideas that don’t seem broadly popular with anyone.

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    How Republicans Sicken and Kill You and Yours…

  • How Republican-backed fracking is a danger to your health. 12 known chemicals associated with fracking have dangerous impacts on health. These chemicals include, arsenic, benzene, lead and phenol with symptoms including Leukemia and lymphoma, renal failure, pulmonary damage and the list goes on illuminating the seriousness of the threats to public health.

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    Republican Global Ruining…

    So many morons, so little time: there has been talk of spinning off just this one subtopic into it’s own report, and even making it a daily report at that, to try to keep up with the stupid Republican destructorama of their life support system (anyone out there interested? we could give you our HTML template, or you could try one of those new automatic “online newspaper” blogs like this one)…

  • How Fracking Is a Danger to Your Health. …12 known chemicals associated with fracking have dangerous impacts on health. These chemicals include, arsenic, benzene, lead and phenol with symptoms including Leukemia and lymphoma, renal failure, pulmonary damage and the list goes on illuminating the seriousness of the threats to public health. This is just one form of “Republiocide”, where dirty-energy-bribed Republicans “thin the herd” while raking in big bucks from their corporate cronies…

  • Weather disasters target N. America. The number of natural disasters per year has been rising dramatically on all continents since 1980, but most notably in North America where countries have been battered by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and searing heat and drought. The study being released today by Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance firm, sees climate change driving the increase and predicts more disasters ahead. Making the link to climate change will likely add to the debate on global warming, its causes, consequences, and costs, which often fall to insurance firms to cover [which raises the rates of the insured].

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    Solutions / Whatever…

  • The GOP Has No Decency. What is the GOP’s Political Goal in Being the Party of No?

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    The Clincher…

  • Why America must transition to a third-party. When it comes to explaining the problems with our economy, one of the hardest things to do is to get people to understand that we are living in an economic fantasy world that is completely and totally unsustainable. As a nation we consume far more than we produce, we spend far more than we bring in, our debt is growing much faster than our GDP is, our entitlement programs are growing at an exponential rate, our retirement system is a Ponzi scheme and the Federal Reserve is printing money as if there is no tomorrow in a desperate attempt to paper over all of our problems.

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    The Republican Cannon Fodder Weekly for October 5th 2012…

    Below we present our weekly roundup of cannon fodder to fire at shamelessly sinister social Darwinist Republicans…

    We attempt to showcase unique or enlightening perspectives but also feature a summary of hot-button in-case-you-missed-it issues…

    To see a list of prior weeklys, click on ‘cannonfodder’ either in the “category list” in the right sidebar, or in the categories listed just below the title at the top of this page in the dark green bar.

    Clickable Index to Topics


    Top Articles of the Week…
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    Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…
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    The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…
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    The Republican Cesspool of Shameless Hypocrisy…
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    The Many Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…
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    The Repugnant Republican War on Women…
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    Skeletons lurking in the Republican closet…
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    Republican Global Ruining…
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    Whatever…

    Top Articles of Note this Week…

  • Job Killing For Dummies: Why the GOP is to Blame For the Lack of Jobs. The GOP agenda has never changed in over thirty years, and despite the abject failure of their grand scheme to enrich “job creators” and their corporations, they persist in attempting to convince Americans that the policies that have failed time and time again are the only remedy to save the economy and spur full employment.

  • Income Inequality and the Great Crash of 2008. I’ve mentioned before my rough-and-ready theory of the 2008 financial crisis: Income inequality goes up. As a result, earnings of the middle class become sluggish. And earnings of the rich skyrocket, a trend reinforced by lower tax rates on both labor and capital income. Rich people eventually run out of sensible things to invest all this money in (because consumer demand is sluggish, see #2), so they get stupid. Stupid money finances stupid loans to middle-class borrowers who can’t afford them (because their incomes are sluggish, see #2). This all works great until it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, the bubble bursts and the economy goes kablooey.

  • All you need to know about dirty-energy industry bribery of Republicans in Congress. There is a wealthy of info here. You can check out any congressperson, their connections, how much in dirty energy bribes they rake in, how they vote for dirty energy and against clean energy, and on and on. All you need to know about how greedy, mindless, shameless Republicans are controlled by dirty energy, which is not in the best interest nor well being of you and yours. They get rich, you get sick and die…

  • Dirty Energy Money pouring into Congress faster than ever before. Members of Congress have taken almost $16 million from the oil, gas and coal industries so far in this 112th Congress. That puts this Congress on track to be the dirtiest ever.

  • Vote Counting Company Tied to Romney. Several Tanker trucks full of political ink have been spilled on Mitt Romney’s tenure as a vulture capitalist at Bain Capital. A more important story, however, is the fact that Bain alumni, now raising big money as Romney bundlers are also in the electronic voting machine business. This appears to be a repeat of the the infamous former CEO of Diebold Wally O’Dell, who raised money for Bush while his company supplied voting machines and election management software in the 2004 election.

  • 6 Groups That Have The Most To Lose If President Obama Doesn’t Win. Here are the 6 groups that have the most to lose if President Obama isn’t re-elected. Actually, everybody except the 1% loses, and even they would if Romney were given the reigns to mess up the economy worse than it ever has been…

  • Flashback: Paul Ryan And His Family To Benefit From The $45 Billion In Subsidies For Big Oil In His Budget. “Congressman could indirectly gain from plan to keep oil, gas tax breaks,” reads the headline in today’s print Washington Post. Online, that’s been watered down to “Ryan family companies hold stakes in energy business interests.” Climate Progress reported this story back in June 2011 after Ryan first introduced his radical, self-serving plan. Paul Ryan’s budget, which means austerity for most Americans, turns out to mean prosperity for Ryan and his family.

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    Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…

  • Romney Has Lied So Much the Media is Calling Mitt Romney A Joke. With Mitt Romney, you have to record by video all that he says, since it changes day to day on many key issues and he has yet to reveal his true plans for: tax cuts, policies on energy, taxing the rich, the war with Iran and especially on healthcare. But Mitt Romney made many, many false statements during the debate that even contradict his previous 20 debates in the primary debates with fellow republicans last year.

  • 10 Most Shameless Romney Debate Lies — Debunked. The verdict is in: Romney’s debate performance was chock full of lies, recalling his running mate’s address to the GOP convention, which was also chock full of lies.

  • At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes. Pundits from both sides of the aisle have lauded Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance, praising his preparedness and ability to challenge President Obama’s policies and accomplishments. But Romney only accomplished this goal by repeatedly misleading viewers. He spoke for 38 minutes of the 90 minute debate and told at least 27 myths.

  • Mitt Romney: Lying to victory. The results of Wednesday night’s first presidential debate are in and it’s official: Mitt Romney won round one. He was aggressive, he was decisive, he delivered. Of course he also lied through his teeth for most of the debate.

  • Mitt Romney Gives Obama All The Lies He Needs to Hang Him With. Mitt Romney’s lie based strategy couldn’t measure up to Obama, and gave the president all the rope he needs to hang the Republican nominee. The first question was about jobs, and Obama framed the question as about the future direction of the country. Romney starts off with an immediate lie that he is not going to cut taxes on the rich, and launched into his stump speech five point plan that provides no details

  • Romney’s Biggest Lie of All: A $5 Trillion Tax Cut For the Rich Will [NOT] Create Jobs. Since it is a fact that giving more tax break entitlements to the wealthy and eliminating regulations does not boost job creation, it is worth looking at what Republicans have done over the past three-and-a-half years to create jobs. The short answer is absolutely nothing and in fact, the GOP is responsible for retarding job growth they began planning on inauguration night 2009. The Republicans have devised a three-point plan they claim will boost employment that has been an abject failure around the world and it is austerity, tax cuts for the rich, and deregulation. One of Romney’s favorite arguments is cutting the size of government through austerity creates jobs, but in May of this year he said taking money out of the federal budget will shrink GDP and “throw us into recession or depression” and indeed, according to Economic Policy Institute estimates, Romney’s tax cut plan will eliminate 2 million jobs if he wins in November.

  • Romney’s Sick Joke. And the fact is that everything Obama said was basically true, while much of what Romney said was either outright false or so misleading as to be the moral equivalent of a lie.

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    The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…

  • America Should Be Livid With The GOP For Their Anti-Jobs Agenda. The American people should be livid that Republicans are unwilling to support the president’s jobs bill. They claim that spending on jobs is dangerous, but they have not yet proved how curtailing spending will help the economy or create one job because they cannot. Republicans have proposed spending cuts that had no effect on job creation, but they did kill millions of Americans’ jobs.

  • Romney has proposed lowering income tax rates, abolishing the estate tax and making other changes that would cost $5 trillion. Here is one way to distill the confusing charges and countercharges of the first presidential debate: President Obama has no adequate plan to cope with the frightening level of debt the U.S. government is accumulating. Republican nominee Mitt Romney has a plan to make it worse. His proposal would only increase the level of U.S. debt.

  • Romney’s Health Care Plan Leads To More Uninsured Americans, Higher Premiums Than Obamacare. A new study from Families USA compares both Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health reform law and proposed health care plans as a presidential candidate with President Obama’s health care reform. The report finds that on both a national and state-by-state level, Romney’s proposed reforms would lead to a substanitally higher uninsurance rate and considerably less financial support for American families trying to access health coverage than Obamacare would.

  • The Best Reason for You to Ditch Fossil Fuel? Start with the Air You’re Breathing. Cleaning up the air is an issue that starts with your health, not just the planet’s. And never forget that Republicans are hell bent on fouling that air you breathe with more toxic pollutants and dirty energy carcinogens.

  • Charts Reveal Drill, Baby, Drill Fails to Stop High Oil Prices. The “good” news: U.S oil production is at a 10 year high. The inevitable result: No significant impact on oil prices. Now, for Fox News, this means Obama’s policies are to blame. But as we reported back in March, Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal and the Koch-Fueled Cato Institute agree: “It’s Not Obama’s Fault That Crude Oil Prices Have Increased”:

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    The Republican Defect of Shameless Hypocrisy…

  • Natural Born Job Killers: Republicans Obstruct over 4.2 million jobs. On Inauguration night in 2009, Republican leaders gathered to plot the absolute obstruction of President Obama’s economic agenda and thus far, they have been successful much to the disappointment of millions of Americans who continue to suffer the effects Republican’s goal of retarding economic recovery and job creation. The GOP makes matters worse by decrying the President’s handling of the economy when the truth is that if they had not blocked, obstructed, and stonewalled every one of the President’s plans to improve the jobs and economic picture, the economy would be much closer to achieving a robust recovery.

  • The Great GOP Charade: Corporate Welfare In A Job Creation Disguise. Every time Republicans cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy, they add to the nation’s deficits, and to cover the deficits, they cut spending that creates job losses that lose precious tax revenue.

  • The GOP and Their Job Creators Personify Einstein’s Definition Of Insanity. McConnell said that Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity is, “to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result,” and although McConnell was referring to President Obama’s job creation and stimulus spending plan, he inadvertently described the Republicans’ narrative of cut corporate taxes, eliminate regulations, and cut spending and the deficit.

  • Republican Staffers Charged With 36 Counts of Election Fraud. The party of voter ID laws may need to clean up their own house first when it comes to election fraud.

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    The Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…

  • Inequality Report Card: Grading Congress on Inequality. We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America’s widening economic divide. Members of Congress have the capacity to make sure that all Americans, not just a privileged few, share in the wealth that we all together create. This first IPS “inequality report card” evaluates current members on how well they are exercising this power.

  • Ryan’s ‘Secret’ Tape Is Even More Extreme Than Romney’s. Paul Ryan’s recording reveals his radical hostility toward the nation’s most popular social programs.

  • 7 Deadly Sins America Commits Against Its Own People. The US terrorizes millions all over the planet… here’s what it does to its own citizens. The list doesn’t include our most grievous offenses, those of military and economic warfare against the rest of the world. Sinful enough is our behavior at home.

  • Forbes 400 List Reveals Why the Greedy Rich Fully Deserve Your Contempt — And Jesus’s. The bulk of America’s superwealthy refuse to pull their weight and kill opportunity for the rest. And they want your thanks

  • NEW ROMNEY VIDEO: In 1985, He Said Bain Would “Harvest” Companies for Profits. This clip shows the young CEO focusing on businesses as targets for his investors, not as job creators or community stakeholders.

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    Skeletons lurking quietly in the Republican closet…

  • Who would promote job growth most in the near term?. Conclusion. President Obama’s budget would do more to spur near-term economic and employment growth than Gov. Romney’s budget plan, regardless of how Romney would finance his second round of tax cuts. Using the specific policy proposals provided by the Romney campaign (which imply deficit-financing of all tax cuts), the Romney budget plan would generate only 3 cents of GDP for every dollar added to the budget deficit in 2013 and would actually reduce GDP by 28 cents for every dollar added to the deficit in 2014.

  • Romney Considering Wall Street CEO For Treasury Secretary Who Wanted $10 Million For Crashing His Company. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Mitt Romney’s potential list of nominees for Treasury Secretary includes John Thain, the former CEO of Wall Street investment bank Merrill Lynch who now heads CIT Group. Thain is perhaps best known for overseeing Merrill Lynch as it fell apart during the 2008 financial crisis, necessitating a rescue by Bank of America, and then paying out bonuses to his failed bankers anyway.

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    The Repugnant Republican War on Women…

  • More Insanity from Todd Akin. Accuses Providers of Giving Abortions to Women Who Are Not Actually Pregnant. Akin, a Christian conservative running for a US Senate seat held by Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill, re-ignited an explosive debate over abortion rights.

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    Republican Global Ruining…

    So many morons, so little time: there has been talk of spinning off just this one subtopic into it’s own report, and even making it a daily report at that, to try to keep up with the stupid Republican destructorama of their life support system (anyone out there interested? we could give you our HTML template, or you could try one of those new automatic “online newspaper” blogs like this one)…

  • Civilization on the Edge. Many people are convinced that we are facing the end of the world as we know it. Current trends are indicating that we are indeed facing an extremely turbulent time ahead. The world is on the edge of all out war in an age of advanced technology available to psychopathic elites. Genetically modified foods are ravaging the genetic code of humanity while scientists promulgate plans to sterilize mankind. Meanwhile the global economy is on the verge of total collapse. The mainstream media will never give you a comprehensive analysis of the globe and provide a true understanding of the wide view of society and history [because they are owned by mindlessly greedy corporate plutocrats who must increase the population, growth, consumerisim, depletion of resources, and the pollution entailed, in order to increase their endless growth of their wealth].

  • Shift the Subsidies. Tracking the flow of public money into energy projects around the world.

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    Beating a Dead Horse, and Whatever…

  • 9 Outrageous Things Said By Republicans Running for Office. This year Republicans have repeatedly shown voters their true colors, especially when it comes to policies that affect women and families. Here are just a few of some of their most egregious positions.

  • After 10 Years of Tax Cuts The GOP’s Job Creators Haven’t Delivered Jobs . At last count, the spending cuts Republicans have proposed will cost Americans nearly 2 million jobs making the GOP the job-killing masters. It is really a twisted concept to understand, but for some unknown reason the Republicans have convinced their supporters that the jobs picture and the economy will improve by enacting spending cuts and maintaining the Bush-era tax cuts. Both spending cuts and the wealthy’s tax cuts will never ever result in job creation and it reinforces the notion that Republicans are not the least bit serious about creating jobs or growing the economy.

  • This is how you quickly do the math on the Romney-Ryan tax plan. And so Ryan pretends that the policy is too complicated for the country to understand, when in fact it’s too flawed for him to explain.

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    The Republican Cannon Fodder Weekly for September 28th 2012…

    Below we present our weekly roundup of cannon fodder to fire at shamelessly sinister social Darwinist Republicans…

    We attempt to showcase unique or enlightening perspectives but also feature a summary of hot-button in-case-you-missed-it issues (easy to do with all that’s out there)…

    To see a list of prior weeklys, click on ‘cannonfodder’ either in the “category list” in the right sidebar, or in the categories listed just below the title at the top of this page in the dark green bar.

    Clickable Index to Topics


    Top Articles of the Week…
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    Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…
    .
    The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…
    .
    The Republican Cesspool of Shameless Hypocrisy…
    .
    The Many Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…
    .
    The Repugnant Republican War on Women…
    .
    Skeletons lurking in the Republican closet…
    .
    Mindless Republican Global Ruining…
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    Solutions / Funny / Whatever…

    Top Articles of the Week…

  • Republican Coal Bill: Just Another Attack on Public Health Protections. Not satisfied with already being known as the most anti-environmental House of Representatives in history, this week House Republicans are again attempting to gut fundamental health and environmental laws to please polluters — specifically, the coal industry. In a new package of bills, House leadership is taking aim at a staggering array of basic laws that hold polluters accountable and ensure Americans have access to clean air and drinkable water; it fundamentally weakens the Clean Air Act and eviscerates the protections of the Clean Water Act. It will increase disease and deaths of tens of thousands of Americans, not to mention devastating the quality of life in communities across the nation currently struggling to clean up coal pollution. It is nothing short of a reckless assault on public health.

  • Five Republicans Who’ve Admitted They’re Out To KILL Medicare AND Social Security Realize that the rest of them simply do not admit to it yet, but obviously have the same sinister intent. It’s the core Republican tenet of incresing austerity for the masses, while increasing the wealth of the already wealthy. The redistribution class war that Republicans have been conducting since the birth of the proven-bogus trickle down supply side economics scam…

  • Romney Campaign Admits Their Tax Plan Redistributes Wealth to the Rich. 1) America now suffers the worst disparate financial inequality ever. 2) Disparate financial inequality triggered the great depression. 3) Mindless Republicans want to worsen the current worst-ever disparate financial inequality. To wit: “The most inept and incoherent presidential campaign in history continues to shoot itself in the foot as Romney economic adviser Emil Henry admitted that the Romney tax plan redistributes wealth”.

  • 10 Things The Romney Campaign Doesn’t Want You To Know About Paul Ryan. Most people don’t know just how bad Romney’s VP choice is. So we made this list of 10 things to know about Paul Ryan. Read it, then share it with everyone. The future of America is on the line for YOU and YOURS…

  • The differences in how Romney and Obama would raise taxes.Compare how Romney would raise taxes on 95% of Americans and how Obama would instead raise taxes on the 1% wealthiest Americans…

  • It’s the Inequality, Stupid. Eleven charts that explain what’s wrong with America.

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    Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…

  • More Proof Ending Bush Tax Cuts Helps, Not Hurts, Job Growth. It gets a little complicated, but we’re going to drill down into some new economic data from two new analyses, showing that contrary to what Mitt Romney and his economic hatchet man Paul Ryan claim, ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy will not, repeat, will not hurt the economy or job growth.

  • Romney Endorsed Bonkers Quack Science of ‘Cold Fusion’ as America’s Energy Solution. Romney’s answer to our energy woes “were based on nothing more than experimental errors by scientists in Utah.”

  • The GOP’s ‘War On Coal’ Myth, Brought To You By Millions In Coal Cash. Before the House of Representatives takes a two-month recess, its final votes focuses on a Republican package of pro-coal bills, which dismantle essential water, air, and climate protections. Coal has backed the GOP’s political campaign with heavy spending on TV ads, lobbying and political contributions. Coal and dirty utilities have spent a total $66 million on lobbying since 2011. House Republicans have received $4.4 million in career contributions from the coal industry — nearly 5 times the amount Democratic members received.

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    The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…

  • Climate change, carbon economy killing 5 million a year. Climate change and the world’s addiction to polluting fuels are costing nearly 5 million lives each year,,, Just another facet of Repubilcan social Darwinism (most of the people killed will be what social Darwinists label as “unfit” to live).

  • 100 Million Could Die As a Result of Climate Change by 2030. The human toll of climate change is already staggering, but it will get much worse, especially the dirty-energy-owned Republicans retain majority in congress. VOTE EM OUT!

  • The Declining Economic Freedom Of The United States. The United States, long considered the standard bearer for economic freedom among large industrial nations, has experienced a remarkable plunge in economic freedom during the past decade. Repeat, “the past decade”, which saw the financial crisis result from Republican deregulation, and the rich getting richer while the 99% has fallen into even more disparate inequality with the Republicans now calling for increased austerity for the 99% and even more tax breaks for their sponsors, the wealthiest 1%…

  • Romney’s class warfare on the 99%. Now, at least, there can be no doubt about who is waging class warfare in this presidential campaign. Mitt Romney would pit the winners against the “victims,” the smug-and-rich against the down-on-their-luck, the wealthy tax avoiders against those too poor to owe income tax.

  • Wall Street Rolling Back Another Key Piece of Financial Reform. Wall Street lobbyists are awesome. I’m beginning to develop a begrudging respect not just for their body of work as a whole, but also for their sense of humor. They always go right to the edge of outrageous, and then wittily take one baby-step beyond it. And they did so again last night, with the passage of a new House bill (HR 2827), which rolls back a portion of Dodd-Frank designed to protect cities and towns from the next disaster.

  • More Proof That Americans Have Been Screwed By Corporations. NPR’s FreshAir had an interview with the always remarkable David Cay Johnston about his new book The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” to Rob You Blind…

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    The Republlican Art of Shameless Hypocrisy…

  • Damning evidence from CBPP lays responsibility for budget deficit on Republicans. Yet the hypocritical obstructionist do-nothing jackasses have the shameless audacity to wrongly blame the president and Democrats for the deficit. It’s the twisted GOP just-say-anything tactic, knowing that some pharmaceutically lobotomized zombies out there will fall for it — and even repeat it…

  • Florida GOP Election Fraud scandal spreads to ten counties. They may be engaging in this activity so as to register Democratic voters with wrong information so that when they show up to vote, they can’t, because their information is inaccurate. Also, I would bet that they are still engaging in the destruction of Democratic voter registrations. The Republicans got into bed with this firm because of its checkered past not in spite of it! The Republican Party has become synonymous with corruption.

  • Romney Linked to Voter Registration Firm Accused of Fraud; GOP Cuts Ties With ‘Shady’ Operation. Strategic Allied Consulting, is the latest creation of Sproul, a longtime, high-level GOP operative whose companies have been accused of destroying Democratic voter registration forms and changing information on them in election after election, in state after state, year after year [so that when those voters show up to vote, they are disallowed]. He was hired for similar operations by Bush/Cheney in ’04, by McCain/Palin in ’08 and by Mitt Romney’s campaign late last year. Reeks of corruption and cheating, but is all too typical…it gave us 8 years of Gee Wiz Boosh and his great recession…

  • Seven Things You Need To Know About The GOP War On Voting. It’s important to remember that the Founders weren’t particularly interested in making voting a right available to all citizens. They knew the vote was so important that they employed the prejudices of their time to restrict to white male property owners. Sometimes it seems that what Republicans admire most about the Founders was the demographics of their electorate.

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    The Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…

  • Beware! 5 Depressing Stories About Food in the News This Past Week. As we continue to manipulate nature in detrimental ways to ensure our comforts, we put one of our great needs at risk.

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    Skeletons lurking quietly in the Republican closet…

  • Romney plan would tax Social Security benefits. To pay for additional tax cuts for the wealthy, Romney could require additional taxes on Social Security benefits for middle-class seniors, costing on average $460 more each year. Some seniors would see benefits taxed for the first time…

  • How Mitt Romney Helped Monsanto Take Over the World. Though Mitt Romney has been campaigning for president since 2006, it’s alarming how little is known about critical chapters of his business biography. Nothing spells that out more clearly than his ties to Monsanto, whose dark history features scandals involving PCBs, Agent Orange, bovine growth hormone, NutraSweet, genetically modified (GM) seed, and herbicides, reaching back to the 1970s and ’80s. That’s when Monsanto was the largest consulting client of Romney’s employer, Bain & Company, and when Romney helped move Monsanto from chemical colossus to genetic giant.

  • John Boehner: GOP Won’t Agree To Raise Taxes On Wealthy, Even If Obama Wins Reelection. THIS is why the do-nothing obstructionist tea party misfits must be voted out of congress. If it weren’t for the Republican congress blocking everything positive in the last two years, there would be millions of more jobs, the economy would be stronger, the dangerous disparate financial inequality would be lower, and we would not be facing the “fiscal cliff” that will bring on another recession

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    The Repugnant Republican War on Women…

  • Paul Ryan’s Promise To Make Life More Difficult For Women. If you want to prevent abortions, you make sure everyone has health care, a high school education and birth control. Not the exact opposite.

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    Republican Global Ruining…

    So many morons, so little time: there has been talk of spinning off just this one subtopic into it’s own report, and even making it a daily report at that, to try to keep up with the stupid Republican destructorama of their life support system (anyone out there interested? we could give you our HTML template, or you could try one of those new automatic “online newspaper” blogs like this one)…

  • 23 Nuclear Power Plants at High Risk of Tsunami. Mindless Republicans are gung-ho drill-baby-drillers, and it has been proven that oil and gas drilling causes earthquakes and tsunamis. When you vote, remember to thank Republicans for the potential disaster that could ruin the lives of millions of Americans, including you and yours…

  • Why Capitalism, Not Population Is Our Greatest Environmental Threat. Gluttonous, greedy Republicans are rabid pro-growth capitalists who push the consumerism agenda, which also happens to include their push for populations growth to fuel added consumerism. The greatest threat to our planet is capitalism and more specifically the globalization of capitalism as the singular economic model,,.

  • U.S. House Passes Outrageous Attack on Americans’ Health and Environment. The U.S. House of Representatives passed one of the most sweeping attacks on Americans’ air and water in recent memory. The passage of the bill (H.R. 3409)—which would do everything from allow more pollution in our waterways, to rollback the recently finalized carbon pollution standards for cars and light trucks—adds to this House of Representatives’ record as the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress.

  • Romney Energy Plan: Hot Cow Manure on Planet’s Open Wounds. Facing the greatest threat in human history – catastrophic climate change – Mitt Romney, mixing arrogance, ignorance and the denial of science, would have us practice the modern-day equivalent of putting hot cow manure on open wounds.

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    Solutions / Funny / Whatever…

  • A dose of reality on the two party fiasco: both are puppets of the corporatocracy. But, Dems are definitely the lesser ot two evils…

  • How Ryanization Threatens The GOP. ‘Nuff said…

  • Bill Moyers Exposes the Stranglehold the Corporate & Right-Wing Alliance Has on Our Democracy. A special report from the legendary veteran journalist on the American Legislative Exchange Council.

  • The Better Bargain: Transaction Tax, Not Austerity. Congressman Keith Ellison introduced a much-needed common sense bill: HR 6411, the Inclusive Prosperity Act. The bill taxes financial transactions to generate revenue for social needs. Amid our consensus-narrowed, deficit-obsessed political debate, it’s a call to arms, and a breath of fresh air.

  • It’s not just me that thinks Romney might lose his mind, so does his wife Ann. With wives like these… For a long time now I’ve predicted that Mitt Romney would slowly lose his mind, much like John McCain did in 2008. It’s simply not possible to tell so many lies and to take so many conflicting positions to appease so many disparate groups and not go bonkers. The cracks have been appearing for a while now but his freakout during the recent attacks on American embassies in Libya and Egypt really revealed a meltdown process in full progress. It’s not like it was a particularly astonishing act of prognostication, of course. What I didn’t predict, however, is that the person closest to Mitt Romney would publicly express the same concern herself. But, this week, Ann Romney did just that.

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