Thursday, August 23, 2012

CrayonEater Breaks CM's Unofficial Policy Of Not Giving a Shit About Politics.

[F]irst there are programs I would eliminate. Obamacare being one of them but also various subsidy programs — the Amtrak subsidy, the PBS subsidy, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Some of these things, like those endowment efforts and PBS I very much appreciate and like what they do in many cases, but I just think they have to stand on their own rather than receiving money borrowed from other countries, as our government does on their behalf.

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  1. This. A few days back, we talked about things that have changed since we began school. Internet. Sexism. Giving a shit.

    But we should have had this on the list. When I began grad school, there were a list of fellowships one could use to go abroad for research or conferences, for making art or writing a book. There were exchange programs with other countries through government grants. Fulbright. FLAS.

    One by one their budgets have been cut or eliminated. None of these things are available to my students now. One UK exchange university has stopped exchanging with public US schools entirely.


  2. He's stealing from the Gingrich `94 playbook to cover for his Cayman Island tax dodge. Willard "Mitt" Romney has to be the weakest candidate the GOP has ever run and Ryan scares the people on Medicare.

    It's too bad we can't try the GOP and the Koch brothers under Nuremburg rules; it would be nice to see them sweat under the courthouse lights, knowing full damn well they are probably destined for the hangman's noose.


    "One UK exchange university has stopped exchanging with public US schools entirely."

    That is the victory of Reaganism, where America is more important than the rest of the world, "and the foreigners can come to us, not the other way round." Their policy of "government (except for the armed forces) is evil" created this situation. This is why I want them held accountable, to let them know we consider them traitors and scum, then let the lead fly or gravity take its toll.
    Smert' fashismu.

    1. Strel, I would settle for the American people becoming smart enough to recognize the Republicans' nonsense, well enough to stop voting for them, particularly when Republican policy is clearly not in their economic interest.

    2. Voters should (1) fight back against those who are greedy and (2) endorse policies that enhance their economic well being?

    3. Absolutely right. Everyone would be much better off if only some people would stop being so greedy.


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