Archive for September 2, 2011
I haven’t listened to Randi Rhodes for a year or more but hey, I thought I’d give her a shot tonight.
OMG, I couldn’t get past her bounce-your-boobies intro.
She’s still doing that?!
Yes we can! turns into the-corporatocracy-and-the-GOP-have-me-by-the-balls-so-no-we-can’t-because-I’m-scared-of-them:
I just created a new category: Obama: Don’t Count on my Vote
I put my volunteer time in at the food bank today.
We had a lot of produce, most of it donated by local farmers and gardeners: fresh tomatoes, zucchini, melons, red peppers, kale and beets. But the shelves were almost bare of canned goods.
It was pretty dismal.
What is this, disappointment #257 for Obama supporters?
On Friday, in a move that shocked enviros and public-health advocates, President Obama asked the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its proposal to tighten a key air-quality standard. The request, Obama said, is part of the administration’s efforts to reduce “regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty.”
The EPA has been at work on new rules on ozone pollution, better known as smog, since September 2009. The agency rolled out new, tougher draft standards in January 2010, only to have the release of the final rules repeatedly delayed.In a statement, Obama said he has asked the agency to wait until 2013—you know, after the next election—to improve the standard.
The EPA also noted that while compliance with the new rule would cost polluters between $19 billion and $90 billion a year by 2020, the benefits to human health will be worth between $13 billion and $100 billion every year.
But environmental and public-health groups are, as you might guess, flabbergasted at Obama’s announcement. “This is a huge win for corporate polluters and huge loss for public health,” said Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, in a statement. The statements from pretty much every other group have expressed similar outrage.
Obama: No matter what you do to “help” the business community, it isn’t going to be enough; you will be called anti-business not because you are or aren’t, but because Republicans know Americans will equate that tag with the lack of jobs. And are you adopting the GOP BS that regulations kill jobs?
And oh, corporations win. Again. How nice.
Change we can believe in.
This would be our Tweet of the Day:
Labor Day is going to be depressing as hell for millions of people.