Saturday, August 30, 2008

I refer to Republican governance

Republican governance is unsafe even at the speed of cattle moseying.

I might also invoke the most dangerous of beasts, the coporatocracy, but this time it is the stubbornness of the current government getting in the way of a corporation (in order to stay friendly with the other corporations, of course, and ensure future employment consulting for the modern equivalent of robber barons).
A federal appeals court says the government can prohibit meat packers from testing their animals for mad cow disease.

Because the Agriculture Department tests only a small percentage of cows for the deadly disease, Kansas meatpacker Creekstone Farms Premium Beef wants to test all of its cows. The government says it can't.

Larger meat companies worry that if Creekstone is allowed to perform the test and advertise its meat as safe, they could be forced to do the expensive test, too.
To which I say, tough shit, assholes! (Gotta bring that rating up.)

Step up to the plate on behalf of public safety or you bloody deserve bankruptcy. What on earth makes you think you deserve a free pass on public safety? Do you really intend to be murderers by neglect? Because policies like that are premeditated murder. Don't forget, y'all, that Life is listed as an inalienable right and we don't forfeit that right just because we eat beef (pace vegetarians - though I do think we need to eat a whole lot less of it).

The news above from USA Today. H/t to Kos for bringing it to my attention. As Kos notes, there is no reason for the gummint to tell someone they cannot test for the sake of public safety.

It has come to this.

And that, my friends, is Republican political theory in action.

Do you feel safer now?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
--the Declaration of Independence

I say use the ballot box this time around but for the sake of all sentient beings it is time to abolish Republican rule.

[I'm not saying no good or thoughtful people are registered as Republicans, I'm just saying they need to take their party back and until then no Republican should be elected for anything, anywhere, anytime soon. I'm with Padre Mickey on this one.]
--the BB

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