Republicans will balance the budget…by privatizing Medicare!

Republicans will balance the budget…by privatizing Medicare!

motherjones:

The plan is so crazy, it just might…um…drive the country off a fricking cliff and screw the GOP’s reelection chances in perpetuity.

I think we need to build a reeeeally big mental home and lock up every GOPer there. THEN we force every Dem to leave office and work as nurses at said mental home.

ONLY THEN will America be truly great once more.

PLEASE NOTE: I don’t like Obamacare. But Medicare and Medicade are (reasonably) fine the way they are (though I’d really prefer a UK-style NHS thing). Let’s cut the fucking defense budget, goddamn it!!  We’re spending more now, while fighting a tiny group of terrorists, than we were when we were fighting the evil Soviet Empire!  Come ON, USG!!  FUCKING FIGURE IT OUT!

You know what? I’m all for a strong defense.  HOWEVER, short of ALIENS, there are simply no more threats of note.  No matter how scary the press and the politicians make them sound, Al Qaeda (or any other group/country that hates us) comes close to us.  SO CHILL WITH THE DEFENSE SPENDING, ALREADY.

I think my good friend Jay ThePal had it right when he said the USG just hates people in general: www.twitvid.com/4I13X

Internet user arrested for linking to other websites

Internet user arrested for linking to other websites

This is thanks to a Clinton Era law, by the way:

Brian McCarthy ran a website, channelsurfing.net, that linked to various sites where you could watch online streams of TV shows and sports networks.

From Demand Progress:

A couple months ago, the government seized his domain name and on Friday they arrested him and charged him with criminal copyright infringement — punishable by five years in prison.

It’s against the law to link to sites that allow circumvention of digital copyright protection.  Yep—that’s the equivalent to linking to a website that teaches you how to pick locks.  It’s called the DMCA.