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…
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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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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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