Merry Christmas from WILK & the Republicans: millions of unemployed Americans will lose their unemployment benefits over the Christmas holidays thanks to the Republicans blocking an extension, all the while being cheerleaded by millionaires in rightwing media!!!
bd: I'm not an expert, but one thing is for sure: it's unprecedented in American history not to pass an unemployment extension with the unemployment rate this high. Add to it that's it's exactly before Christmas. You would think Big Business would be chiming in against the Republicans. Extending unemployment can only be a win for both unemployed Americans AND businesses during Christmas.The Republicans are always saying what "the American people" want. Well, I think if they were polled, 95% of "the American people" would want their fellow unemployed Americans to have Christmas money. And no one's buying the Republicans' flimsy ridiculous excuses for their War on Americans lately. You can only go to the well "x" amount of times when you keep consistently targeting the middle class and poor with the "excuses", before it's clear to everyone that you are only for the super rich. I think people are actually catching on to this, because I expected the GOP to take over the Senate like in 1994, and they didn't. And we will be closely watching what they do for the next two years. So far, they're not looking into creating more jobs, but they have blocked unemployment, equal pay for women, birther legislation, pining to attack Iran, they want to extend tax cuts for millionaires, and they want to repeal health care. And they didn't even officially take over the House yet.
House Republicans Block Unemployment Benefits Extension
House Republicans today blocked an effort to maintain federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, making a lapse in benefits all but certain when they expire at the end of the month.
"There was a time when everyone took it for granted that unemployment insurance, which normally terminates after 26 weeks, would be extended in times of persistent joblessness. It was, most people agreed, the decent thing to do":
Why Republicans continually block unemployment: we’re facing a coalition of the heartless, the clueless and the confused
ONE OLD MAN'S OPINION
50% of Congress' Millionaires (the Republicans) vote against extending unemployment for Americans during Christmas:
Mr. Scrooge Goes to Washington & Blocks Unemployment Insurance
GOP KILLS UNEMPLOYMENT EXT. TO MILLIONS WHILE PUSHING TAX CUTS TO THE RICHEST
...but 50 Republicans sent a letter to President Obama to attack Iran. It seems they care more about Israelis than Americans:
And they voted to give an award to a football coach. Who said congress can't work together???
What Republicans think of unemployed Americans:
Ben Stein: Unemployed Lazy, Unpleasant
GOP: Unemployed Are Lazy Drug Addicts
The unemployed are just plain lazy???
Remember Jim Bunning-R??? He missed his basketball game to obstruct unemployment:
FLASHBACK: Jim Bunning-R is pissed he has to miss basketball game to take a stand on unemployment.
Bunning: My Obstruction Of Unemployment Extension Made Me Miss My Basketball Game
FLASHBACK: Right-wing media praise Bunning for blocking worker pay, relief to unemployed
Angle: Unemployed are "Spoiled"; It's not my job to fight for Nevadans' jobs
Republicans To Unemployed: You're Spoiled, Drug-Taking Hobos & Animals, Who Shouldn't Breed.
David Swanson's website: War Is A Crime
War is a Lie (David Swanson)
Bush confesses to war crimes on TV, nothing happens to him: Bush's Waterboarding Confession Provokes Outrage. Bush admitted to Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" program that he authorized the use of waterboarding on two CIA prisoners. He said further that the technique was legal and that he would make the same decision again.
The beach boys -good vibrations
The seventeenth and final track from the Brian Wilson album "SMiLE" from 2004.
This is absolutely incredible: Wouldn't It be nice a capella - no music, just vocals - CRANK THIS UP AS LOUD AS YOU CAN -
Beatles acapella Back in the USSR (McCartney loved the Beach Boys, he's in the Good Vibrations video above, and admitted the Beach Boys harmonies influenced Back in the USSR):
PBS: LENNONYC Preview Excerpt
PBS: LENNONYC About the film.
Happy Birthday Ed