Weekend Hash – Where Was Rand Paul?

Rand Paul runs from scary Dreamer

Rand Paul runs from scary Dreamer

Rand Paul ran away from more than the fierce and scary Dreamer(not) in Storm Lake. Mr. Paul also took a pass from Bob Vander Plaats’ hate fest in Ames last weekend. Well, by golly, if you don’t hate the right people in the right way then we’re going to take our ball and go home, Mr. Paul. How can he be an American? How can he be president?

A big thanks to Hunter at Dailykos for catching Rand Paul’s attempt to play hookey from a very, very important Christian hate-fest. So glad our governor welcomed this group to Iowa.

Will printing parts lead to great unemployment?
Sitting and waiting the other day, my mind turned to thoughts of the economy. There is so much that needs to be done in this country today thanks in major part to the neglect that the government since Reagan and our avoidance of keeping up with new technologies, again since Reagan.

Seems to me we have enough work to keep every able bodied American working for at least a decade if we are willing to spend the money. But then what happens? With robots and 3D printing machines what happens to what has been traditional work? Will we have an even more inequal society with all the money going to those who own the machinery and little to those who have no work.

Seems to me we had best have leadership looking ahead before it is dropped on our doorstep.

NAFTA is 20!

This one slipped by last January. Most of us are still waiting for all those jobs that NAFTA was supposed to rain down on the US. So why not go with an NAFTA on steroids? If by chance you haven’t heard of the TPP (trans-pacific partnership) it is the corporate dream. Guess who isn’t in that dream? You and me.

Social Security Hits 79 Thursday
Social Security made it to the ripe old age of 79 Thursday, despite many attempts on its life. Distant relative Republican Party has for many years made attempts on Security’s life. Threats are made daily by Party. It is thought that Party’s attempts at Security’s life is an attempt to get Security’s money which is estimated in the trillions. The motivation behind the attempts on Security’s life is to steal the money and give it to Party’s rich friends for gambling on Wall Street.

Many people depend on Security for their livelihood. Friends of Security have been asked to raise the the taxable amount to keep Security healthy and in fine fettle. Security is not considered a person despite the many people that depend on it. Security is not a person such as a corporation.

A quiet remembrance will be held in recipients’ homes throughout the nation.

Todd In For Gregory
What a joke. Anyone who watched David Gregory over his stint on NBC saw that he was a shill for a right wing corporate agenda. His sin was that he was way too blatant about it. Anyone who has seen Chuck Todd’s work would probably say there is little difference between he and Gregory. His bosses at NBC have a corporate agenda to sell. No doubt their charge to Chuck Todd is to be less obvious about it than David Gregory was. But the message will be the same.

Branstad Shaky
Both my wife and I were somewhat stunned by Governor Branstad’s very visible shaking during the gubernatorial debate Thursday evening. I was glad one of the reporters asked about the persistent rumors that Branstad was acting somewhat as a surrogate to get Kim Reynolds in as governor thus giving her the power of incumbency in 2018. Branstad claimed he will fulfill his 4 year obligation if elected. But that shaking had to make me wonder. I hope Branstad gets a check up and then releases it to the public. I believe he owes us that.

Once More, King Goes Beyond The Pale
In case you missed it, Steve King once more thoroughly embarrassed Iowa with his racist comment about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

“This idea of no racial profiling,” King said, “I’ve seen the video. It looks to me like you don’t need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single, you know, of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that.”

Why anyone would vote for this creep is beyond me.

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