Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

September 29, 2008

Matt Taibbi on Mad Dog Palin

Filed under: Campaign 2008,Elections,Fools,Insanity,Politicians,Sarah Palin — Morwen Madrigal @ 12:56 am

I ain’t even going to post excerpts from his piece… just go read it.

Goddess knows that I can’t wait for this to be over.

September 27, 2008

Tossing Out the Trash (the Rich)

All week we have been subjected to tales of the mayhem to come if our Nation doesn’t bail out several investment banks. “The World will stop spinning”, “There will be a Recession”, “America will go down the tubes”.

Sorry fuckers, it’s time to make the 5% pay the piper for their excesses, greed and speculations. I mean, fair is fair.

Ya’s want a bailout because of your beliefs? Fuck you. You threw the dice and there is no reason for the taxpayers to bail your sorry asses out. Say good-bye to your 5,000 square foot McMansions, your collection of fine cars. Tell Jason and Tiffany that there will be no more special lessons and clubs.They have to walk to school and pray that they can get loans for college.

I don’t just mean this for the Execs of the sinking firms, but also for the shareholders who have driven this insane path. I want all of you to take it in the ass as you have done to the 95% that actually works to survive and puts up with your fucking bullshit. Those of us that you look down upon now hold your balls and ovaries in our hands at this point in time. Payback is a Bitch, ‘eh?

Is this about bitterness on my part? Hell no. I made my way in this world without screwing folks. Ya’ll fucked everything in sight for your “profits”. The Law of Returns states that for every evil action, you will get it back three times. You freakin’ money-pigs have a lot of atonement coming.


No safety net for these mooks that screwed us and the economy. No quarter… they have made their beds, and screwed us in the process. Mo mercy and no forgiveness. They will become part of the 95% that actually gets things done in this country if they can actually handle a real job.

Welcome to the real World assholes. I hope you like flipping burgers at the local fast food eatery.

And you had better get my order right.

September 26, 2008

What the Bailout Really Means

Ed Stein
Rocky Mountain News
Sep 24, 2008

Curtsey to Scout at First Draft.

September 25, 2008

An Alternative To the Bush Bailout

Filed under: Corporate Business,Corporate Capitilism,George Bush — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:12 pm

This came via a friend-

I thought this was a brilliant idea!

I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend.

To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+  into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.

So let’s assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads

Put away money for college – it’ll be there

Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car – create jobs

Invest in the market – capital drives growth

Pay for your parent’s medical insurance – health care improves

Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And, of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we’re going to re-distribute wealth let’s really do it…instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( “vote buy” ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we’re going to do an $85 billion bailout, let’s bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG – liquidate it.

Sell off its parts.

Let American General go back to being American General.

Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here’s my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn’t.

Sure it’s a crazy idea that can “never work.”

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC .

And remember, The  Krieg plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh…I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

PS:  Feel free to pass this along to your pals as it’s either good for a laugh (or a tear) or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion!!

The Bushites Are At It Again (Same Old Song)

Will these fucking religious fools ever quit with their putrid freakin’ “Beliefs”?

From the ACLU, and do it today-

Subject: 25 days to protect women’s health services

George W. Bush has launched a new assault on birth control and reproductive freedom.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed regulations that could seriously undermine access to basic reproductive health services — including birth control and abortion.

Instead of striking a careful balance between individual religious liberty and patients’ access to reproductive health care, the Bush administration has taken patients’ rights and their health care needs out of the equation.

This far-reaching proposal doesn’t need congressional approval.  But, it can’t go forward without allowing for public comment.  That’s where you come in.

The deadline for public comments is fast approaching — September 25 — and we have to generate intense opposition to these dangerous regulations.

I just sent HHS my comment urging them to stop efforts to block women’s access to basic reproductive health services. You can do the same here:

September 24, 2008

Jefferson Parish Sure Knows How To Pick ‘Em

Whilst the U.S. “seems” to be rivited on this whole bullshit Socialism bailout for the investment bank industry, gnashing their teeth and wringing their hands (mainly the executives and politicians who created this mess) I’m burned out on doing research on the whys, wheres, whos and the final outcome of the rush to save the rich and greedy mooks out there in money land. I’m holding out for a few days to really get into it since I need to build up my source links for the post. (Yes, I’m very anal over the situation.)

So Gentle Readers, I’m going to go over an unbelievable outrage being “researched” right now in our beloved neighboring Parish, lovable, fun-loving, family-values oriented Jefferson Parish… Land of David Duke and his honorable supporters. I tried to write about this last night when the story broke, but my dictum of “Read, Vomit, Delete” kept getting in the way. This hits way too close to freakin’ home for me. Writing from a slow simmer sometimes works better than from a roiling boil.

Consider State Rep. John LaBruzzo, a fun-loving family-values sort who is so very concerned about the impact of the poor folks on State finances and he’s coming up with a solution- State sponsored sterilization. (I guess this might be considered better than “Are there no workhouses? Are there no debtor’s prisons?”) No, our whimsical LaBruzzo wants to “decrease the surplus poor population” with a $1,000 bribe to undergo losing one’s ability to have children.

Here is his rationale for this current attempt at Eugenics Jefferson Parish style-

“LaBruzzo said he worries that people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people who presumably pay more tax revenue to the government. He said he is gathering statistics now.”

Is this the 21st Century way of saying “We don’t want those kinds of folks around”?

On the other hand, he desires perks for the “right” kinds of people-

“It also could include tax incentives for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children, he said.”

Like this world needs more freakin’ Yuppies.

Here’s a little bit from the New Orleans City Business News-

LaBruzzo- “If both the welfare and Social Security system keep growing, one day we’re going to have a small minority of people working to fund and finance everybody else who isn’t working or producing,” LaBruzzo said. “Our kids, who will be working, will be the minority and any vote of theirs will be canceled out. If your livelihood is based on government handouts, why would you ever vote for somebody who is going to lower taxes? They never would. So once we reach that breaking point there’s no return.”

And from Shana Griffin, interim director of the New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic-

“If someone doesn’t have a car and needs to utilize city-assisted evacuation, that makes them a social burden? The fact that he feels so comfortable and entitled to make these statements is a reflection of our society, that we’re OK with the most vulnerable of our community being blamed for the social, economic and political crises that we’re experiencing,” Griffin said. “If we really want to improve the lives of people in our communities we would think about raising the minimum wage, holistic health care, improving labor laws, employment opportunities for all people and the educational system.

“Instead he wants to use a form of medical experimentation and forced sterilization on poor women of color, using their economic status as a way to make them more vulnerable to the offer.”

I also read an article last night where LaBruzzo is worried that because of differing birthrates between the Haves and the Have-Nots will alter voting patterns here in the Gret Stet. He was worried that his kind would lose elections. Sadly, any and all links to articles containing that admission are gone from the Web. I know I read that statement. Can we say “purge an unwanted statement”?

Rep. John LaBruzzo is a major fucking FUCKMOOK!

Now, why does this tale affect me much more than just the Racist aspect of the entire exercise? I AM a victim of Eugenics… the things medicine did to Intersexed people years ago in the name of Social stability and normalcy was horrible. We had to be corrected, and often said corrections render my tribe sterile. “Lord knows we don’t wany any of those teratologies (Medical= monsters) in our neighborhood. Think of the children!”. (Screw that shit.)

It has been found that my kind of body may very well have been fertile if the surgeons would have lopped the mis-formed Boy parts off and allowed me to be Female. Did the concept of Eugenics lead them to forever close the door to me reproducing? The answer is- wait for it… YES!

So though I’ve never been on Welfare or Food Stamps (outside of the Gustav food aid), and besides my utter outrage concerning LaBruzzo’s “thoughts” on Social Engineering, I have now developed a healthy hatred towards any one, any one, who voted for this prick or David Duke in the Past. You creatures are the ones that need to face extinction, not those who just live and let live.

May the Goddess have mercy on your wretched, twisted souls.. I can’t.

September 22, 2008

The Bailout B/S

Here’s a great illustration of what Bush, Paulson and Berneke are trying to keep alive-

Like we didn’t understand this poop from the beginning? McCin/Palin doesn’t get it.

September 19, 2008

Move Is Finished

Filed under: Aside,New Orleans — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:44 am

Well, except for one bike, everything has been moved from the dumpster to the Fortress. A girlfriend of ours is finishing the cleaning of the old place since there’s a lout, homeless, jobless, and very hating of Moi staying behind the cottage. (He pulled a half inch razor knife against me and I pulled my four incher out. I have never met someone so full of hate. He will not look me in the eyes… I think he hates women.) We are now done with that cesspool and it’s inhabitants.

Now it’s time to unpack the stuff here in the rebuilt house, move the washer and dryer back downstairs and make clean laundry. I’m tired of doing tub laundry. Having a lifestyle akin to the Third World is very old. been there and done that. I’m too old to continue that way.

Bought a few plants the other night- a Monstera Deliciosa and an Iron Plant. It is so nice to see greenery around me. House actually has light, and I have never felt so alive. (The dumpster had no light.) I’m teaching the katz to not eat my plants… like that’s gonna work.I’m grooving on the little bit of greenery around me. This is something I have missed for three years.

Finally I’m moving the Treehouse and this Blog to a new Host. It is a pain since I’m not clear on many aspects of this, but if I have some peace and quiet, I just might pull this off. There’s way too much going on here for me to focus.

So what can I say? Betts and I have moved back to our home. There’s been three hurricanes in the last month or so, and we are trying to survive. Guess that’s Life in New Orleans. Maybe we should go to Seafood City so’s I can make some gumbo. Always picks my spirit up. (And Damn do I love our first stove in three years!) And can I put the spice cabinet together…

Just another day in Paradise.

September 16, 2008

The Roll of the Dice

Filed under: LGBT,Trans-Feminist — Morwen Madrigal @ 1:16 pm

I, like so many of my Trans sisters and brothers, we are awaiting a decision on this case. Will Title 7 become our protection/liberataion? I hope so.

September 15, 2008

Texas Toast

Filed under: New Orleans,Rebuilding,Texas — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:37 pm

Just relaying some good thoughts concerning the Gulf Coast.

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