Thursday, January 28, 2010

Supreme Stupidity

I am a registered Republican of the Libertarian stripe, relatively conservative...

and I am APPALLED at the sh*t-for-brains Supreme Court decision on the "Rights" of corporations and how they extend to political contributions. Any Republican that thinks this is a good idea (beyond the next election) has got rocks in his/her head.

WTF??!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

If corporations are treated like human beings and have the rights of human beings and corporations are the properties of shareholders... we have legalized slavery! LoL!

bureaucrat said...

Maybe it's just my age, but TV commercials full of politicians (and in Chicago we have a lot of them right now) running have very little effect on me, just like all advertising. Maybe it has more effect that I can see, but ...

tweell said...

This decision doesn't bother me much, perhaps it's my cynical side showing. Politicians and money will get together, it's like pigs and mud. Campaign reform should be tackled from the other end, the reporting end. Let's have some transparency here! Report all campaign contributions within 2 working days, on a government web site. Heavy penalties for not doing so, minimum 20-1 fine, levied right then.
"By their friends shall ye know them."

Anonymous said...

I agree with Tweel. Transparency is the key. The money comes in the back door, anyhow. The $1,000,000,000 that got spent on Obama's campaign wasn't from $50 and $100 donations. The small donations are more of a Republican phenomenon. BIG money backs the Democrats in percentage terms. Those corporations LOVE their regulations. The Democrats love to regulate. The biggest corporations want the best regulations they can buy.

Regards,

Coal Guy.

Anonymous said...

Bur,

Don't believe for a minute that you aren't influenced by advertising. We all are. I'm still trying to figure out how they convinced the whole country that tap water was bad for us, so that we'd buy bottled water or Brita filters.

Regards,

Coal Guy

bureaucrat said...

I really don't think that I am. :) Advertisers have been going nuts trying to find a way to "get to" the under 35 set (I'm older than that now) because the "kids" just aren't affected by commericials on TV and radio much anymore. They zone out. I am from that mold, however, and I just naturally mentally "blank out" commercials. I think George Will said something about how no one has ever proved massive spending in a campaign has any real effect anyway, but I may have that wrong.

Anybody notice we are overflowing in oil and gasoline and natural gas again? :)

Greg T. Jeffers said...

whether it works or not or who benefits ain't the point.

This is truly a disaster waiting to happen