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Governors’ Fight Over Stimulus May Define G.O.P. - NYTimes.com
“There is some we will not take in Mississippi,” Governor Barbour told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “We want more jobs. You don’t get more jobs by putting an extra tax on creating jobs.”
So the governors of Mississippi and Louisiana might not take the stimulus money because they need to stick to an ideological belief that has never served their states well. According to the Census Bureau Mississippi and Louisiana rank highest and third to highest respectively in rates of poverty, well above the national average. Its a shame that these GOP governors would let their states suffer to further a failed ideology.
07.22.2003 - Researchers help define what makes a political conservative
Four researchers who culled through 50 years of research literature about the psychology of conservatism report that at the core of political conservatism is the resistance to change and a tolerance for inequality, and that some of the common psychological factors linked to political conservatism include:
Seems to fit with the conservatives I've had the "pleasure" of meeting.
The researchers said that conservative ideologies, like virtually all belief systems, develop in part because they satisfy some psychological needs
An emotionally based need to accept inequality and to see the world in stark black and white terms makes conservatives so much fun.
Wells Fargo defends, then cancels Vegas junket 4 months after $25B taxpayer bailout - 2/3/2009 7:36:11 PM | Newser
The trip was to come on the heels of this week's announcement that Wells Fargo lost more than $2.3 billion in the last three months of 2008.
Classic. Another example that the people who run these companies are immune to the fact that they can use other people's money as they see fit.
Phelps Apologizes for Marijuana Pipe Photograph - NYTimes.com
The Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps quickly acknowledged his poor judgment after a photograph showing him inhaling from a marijuana pipe was published Sunday in a British newspaper.
I think its time for people to get over their puritan streak when it comes to pot. I understand that the spineless corporations are not going to take a stand any time soon, but Phelps really should just say "Taking your money does not make me a slave to your corporate image..."
Or does it...?
None of his endorsers are going to take a stand for Phelp's privacy rights when they are paying for the image of Phelps that they want to use for their own benefit. They feel like giving him money gives them control over him when in fact the guy is a damn good swimmer and that's in no part thanks to the corporations and their money. They buy credit and get spooked when they get a real person as part of the deal.
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