These top ten lists get tedious, and this one’s no different. 1. “This Land Ain’t Your Land, This Land Is MY Land” Scotty and the Koch Brothers 2. “America The Profitable” Moe Greenback and the Wall Streeters 3. “Take Your Job And Shove It” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce 4. “Dead Man’s Curve” Chris Christie and the Budget Cutters 5. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” The Palin Family Choir 6. “Viva Low Wages!” Wal Mart and the New Peasants 7. “It’s My Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To” Long John Boehner and the Wailers 8. “Liar, Liar (Pants On Fire)” Mike Huckabee and the Birthers 9. “He Got The Gold Mine And I Got the Shaft” Glenn Beck’s Suckers 10. “(Here It Comes Your) 19th Nervous Breakdown” Michele Bachmann and her Teabaggers ©2011 RS Janes. LTSaloon.org.
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12 Things You Need to Know About the Uprising in Wisconsin by Joshua Holland AlterNet.org What’s happening in Wisconsin is not complicated. At the beginning of this year, the state was on course to end 2011 with a budget surplus of $120 million. As Ezra Klein explained, newly elected GOP Governor Scott Walker then ” signed two business tax breaks and a conservative health-care policy experiment that lowers overall tax revenues (among other things). The new legislation was not offset, and it turned a surplus into a deficit.” Walker then used the deficit he’d created as the justification for assaulting his state’s public employees. He used a law cooked up by a right-wing advocacy group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC likes to fly beneath the radar, but I described the organization in a 2005 article as “the connective tissue that links state legislators with right-wing think tanks, leading anti-tax activists and corporate money.” Similar laws are on the table in Ohio and Indiana. Read the rest here. And then there’s this: Rush Limbaugh’s Disgusting Anti-Union Lies, Calls Demonstrating WI Workers ‘Freeloaders’ by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd AlterNet.rog Feb. 18, 2011 Piggish fake anti-socialism rants continue to spew from…
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