ClapSo’s Rant O’ Rama
Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well Cricketeers, even though we here at ClapSotronics are well known for our gentle, easy going reporting style (hehehehe) there are times when we feel the need to break with our tradition and go off on a full out rant! Since there is so much rant worthy news going on these days. We are dedicating this first ever edition of ClapSo’s Rant O’ Rama to the many government organizations that are completely failing us! Let’s start with the fcc and the ethically challenged supremely inept court in washingtOOn! This from the washingtOOn post:
Supreme Court Rules that Government Can Fine for ‘Fleeting Expletives’
By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Supreme Court said yesterday that the Federal Communications Commission may penalize even the occasional use of certain expletives on the airwaves but left for another day the question of whether such a policy is constitutional.
SONOFABUSH! How can those fucking IDIOTS on the supremely inept court ALLOW this clearly unconstitutional limitation of free speech, while REFUSING to rule on the constitutional issues? It is SUPPOSED to be the job of the high (as a fucking kite) court to rule ON CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES! Those damn fools are trippin’ and the bunch of them need be impeached for their ongoing FAILURE! FUCK YOU TO THE fcc AND THE supremely inept court! An even BIGGER FUCK YOU to those feckless appaRATchiks in the house and senate who twiddle their idiot thumbs while those fools on the bench fail us!
Then there is the loose change poetics con jobs perpetrated by statusQUObama’s criminal regime. The subsidy and support given to the environmental criminal corpoRATeers such as those in the mining industry by the neolib klinton klan hillbillies is certainly rant worthy! This from ap:
Obama seeks reversal of mountaintop mining rule
By DINA CAPPIELLO,
Associated Press Writer
Mon Apr 27, 2009
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration took steps Monday to reverse a last-minute Bush-era rule that allows mountaintop mining waste to be dumped near streams saying it was bad public policy.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the rule didn’t “pass the smell test” and he wanted a federal judge to give the Office of Surface Mining another crack at refining the so-called buffer zone rule. If a judge approves, Salazar proposed the temporary reinstatement of a 1983 regulation that would keep coal companies 100 feet away from streams unless they could prove mining wouldn’t harm water quality or quantity.
Two lawsuits pending in federal court seek to block or overturn the Bush rule, which was approved the month the administration left office.
In a court filing Monday on one of the cases, Justice Department lawyers said the rule should be vacated because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had not been consulted about its effect on threatened and endangered species. Sending the rule back to be reworked would achieve the same relief sought by the lawsuits, the filing said.
“The responsible development of our coal supplies is important to America’s energy security,” Salazar said in a conference call with reporters. “But as we develop these reserves we must also protect our treasured landscapes, our land, our water and our wildlife.”
DAGNABIT! “The responsible development of our coal supplies…” should not include ANY of this disaster called “mountaintop mining!” This is nothing more the the RENAMING of strip mining. The greedy bastards blow the whole top of a mountain off. This will never be environmentally safe! Never mind where all the waste winds up, this kind of mining should be BANNED! THIS IS THE WORSE KIND OF GREEN WASHING BY THE CRIMINAL ADMIN! FUCK YOU to the corpoRATe pig mine owners AND the statusQUObama admin for allowing this disgrace to continue!
Then there is the “fox in the hen house” insanity evident in the made men and woman of laBAMAnostra. This from the zoo york times:
Geithner, Member and Overseer of Finance Club
By JO BECKER and GRETCHEN MORGENSON
Published: April 26, 2009
Last June, with a financial hurricane gathering force, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. convened the nation’s economic stewards for a brainstorming session. What emergency powers might the government want at its disposal to confront the crisis? he asked.
Timothy F. Geithner, who as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank oversaw many of the nation’s most powerful financial institutions, stunned the group with the audacity of his answer. He proposed asking Congress to give the president broad power to guarantee all the debt in the banking system, according to two participants, including Michele Davis, then an assistant Treasury secretary.
The proposal quickly died amid protests that it was politically untenable because it could put taxpayers on the hook for trillions of dollars.
“People thought, ‘Wow, that’s kind of out there,’ ” said John C. Dugan, the comptroller of the currency, who heard about the idea afterward. Mr. Geithner says, “I don’t remember a serious discussion on that proposal then.”
But in the 10 months since then, the government has in many ways embraced his blue-sky prescription. Step by step, through an array of new programs, the Federal Reserve and Treasury have assumed an unprecedented role in the banking system, using unprecedented amounts of taxpayer money, to try to save the nation’s financiers from their own mistakes.
This lump of shit bankster, go go geithner, is exactly the kind of criminal who CAUSED the present economic disaster. We have been warning YOU that this asshole will not be doing anything to fix the problems he and his bankster friends have caused! Now you can see we are right! YOU can expect to continue to see YOUR TAX DOLLARS robbed to cover the criminal actions of the banksters. go go geithner is the criminal corpoRATe bankster butt buddy that statusQUObama conned you into believing YOU could not do without! We are screwed!
Here’s more loose change poetics smokescreen from another made man of laBAMAnostra. This from reuters:
U.S. law chief wants financial fraud task force
By Randall Mikkelsen
Thu Apr 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday he was considering forming a financial fraud task force and advocated a “more comprehensive” view of the causes behind the U.S. economic crisis.
“We are going to be talking about very soon a financial fraud task force,” he told a congressional hearing. “I think there needs to be a more comprehensive view.”
Holder said both state and local authorities should be involved in future financial fraud probes, which would go beyond examining specific factors such as mortgage fraud.
The worst U.S. economic crisis in decades has spurred a number of calls for investigations and commissions.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to form an independent panel to probe the causes of the downturn — a first step toward eventual legislation that could be signed by President Barack Obama.
The 10-member, bipartisan Financial Markets Commission would be modeled after the 9-11 Commission, which investigated failures leading up to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and made recommendations on how to avoid another such assault.
The 911 commission was nothing more then a whitewash. There were no criminal indictments coming out of the 911 commission, and there would be no indictments coming out of laBAMAnostra’s holder produced “financial fraud task force!” WE NEED FULL OUT CRIMINAL INDICTMENT OF THE banksters! NOT A SWEEP IT ALL UNDER THE RUG PHONY “INVESTIGATION!” We wanna see bankster perp walks! We want banksters to be sent to federal happyland to play volleyball, FOR YEARS! BRING ON THE ORANGE JUMPSUITS AND LEG SHACKLES!
ENOUGH of this bullshit! Here’s what WE need to fix a large number of OUR problems:
- A 50% reduction in the pork barrel military budget
- A universal single payer national health care plan
Here’s my FAVE endorsement for single payer universal national health care, from the neolib who now refuses to give it to us:
Let’s see, in the video statusQUObama had a step by step process to get a single payer health care plan:
- dems take back white house CHECK √
- dems take back senate CHECK √
- dems take back house o’reps CHECK √
- PAY UP BITCH! Mauhahahahahahahah
The ongoing ClapSotronics serving suggestion:
EAT THE FUCKING pig corpoRATe rich!
laBAMAnostra and laBUSHanostra agree:
- That the disaster of a war should continue indefinitely. laBAMAnostra has the same exit strategy as laBUSHanostra did, no exit strategy what so ever! The corpoRATe pigs agree the current war should be escalated and additional wars should be started whenever possible!
- That the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel spending on ever larger pentagon budgets should continue and money “should be no object” when it comes to the funding of military death and destruction! paygo my ass!
- That the thieving corpoRATe insurance companies (the rotten aig being only the tip of the corpoRATe iceberg in the insurance larceny business) should be able to continue to pocket almost half of our health care dollars via the waste fraud and abuse filled current “free market health care system.” This ripoff comes in the form of over the top corpoRATe insurer “administrative costs” and corpoRATe drug pusher profiteering even as the rest of us are badly served by their wealth care, NOT REALLY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM!
- That the wal-fare system (click this link to see how I defined the wal-fare system in an earlier post) started by the klinton klan co-presidents slick willy and hillary dillary doo (she a former walmart board member and both former co-presidents are now made members of laBAMAnostra) and made ever worse by the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel funding of so called “faith based” organizations should be able to continue to poverty pimp we poor folks into ever deeper poverty! Punitive policies that force us into slave labor, low wage “jobs” and sermons are no replacement for the basic human needs based system we should have!
- That the inherently dishonorable corpoRATe criminals should be allowed to continue to “self police” as the idiots in washingtOOn chant the tired deregulation mantra!
It’s time to put an end to deregulation and the kid glove wrist slap treatment they get by regulating the corpoRATeers and RICO statute CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS OF THE corpoRATe THIEVES!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I wanna end the corpoRATe control of OUR lives!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer