Special Olympians

Perhaps I was dreaming, but I believe my clock radio awakened me this morning to the sound of Rep. Deb Eddy (D-48) telling KUOW listeners that she supported an income tax.  Of course, most Democratic legislators privately support an income tax, but damn few are willing to talk about it publicly, and it was particularly heartening to hear this kind of talk coming from a suburban Dem.  So maybe we made a little progress on this issue after all?

In the meanwhile, it looks like there’s still quite a bit of unfinished business in Olympia, prompting immediate talk of the governor calling a special session to tie up a few loose ends, and opening the opportunity for some mischief making.  Here’s hoping the progressives in the Democratic caucus can get their shit together and make a little mischief.

Comments

  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A conservative is someone who sees nothing wrong with low income households paying 17% of their income to state and local taxes while affluent households pay only 3% of theirs, and whose only criticism of a tax system like that is the rich are paying too much.

  2. 2

    spews:

    Raising taxes on people during this recession would be something a special Olympian (a retarded person) would think a good idea.

  3. 3

    Mark1 spews:

    Why do you set your alarm? That’s for those of us that actually have a reason to get up, and a job to go to. Just curious.

  4. 4

    correctnotright spews:

    @2: Trollbaby:

    Given your track record as a “special” person (in regard to your intelligence), then we can assume you are for an income tax on the rich too. A fair tax system would not tax the poor at t much higher percentage than the rich.

  5. 5

    correctnotright spews:

    @3: Thanks for getting up so early to collect my trash.

    But do you have to leave the garbage of your opinions on here?

  6. 7

    spews:

    @6

    I know my audience. Goldy was using a double entendre. I wanted to make sure you people knew I was talking about the retards and not the city.

  7. 9

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    2. Troll spews:

    Raising taxes on people during this recession would be something a special Olympian (a retarded person) would think a good idea.

    Perfect! Although using the word “retarded” to describe retarded actions is politically incorrect troll.
    That’s a warning.
    Like professional wrasslin’, you get 8,000 warnings before you get a stern warning.

  8. 10

    Mark1 spews:

    @8:

    No, and that’s not my point. But at least I have one. Any employment is honorable. Unfortunately, a hell of a lot of the tens of posters here are non-producers, including Goldy. Shocker, I know.

  9. 11

    spews:

    @9

    I knew that when I typed it, but I honestly have trouble keeping up on the correct terminology. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say developmentally disabled, mentally challenged, mentally retarded, developmentally delayed, differently abled, handicapable, retarded-american, learning impaired, intellectually challenged, mentally disabled, slow, special, or exceptional.

  10. 12

    spews:

    More euphemisms:

    janitor=custodian
    custodian=building engineer
    crippled=disabled
    disabled=physically challenged
    retarded=mentally challenged
    retarded=special, exceptional
    used =second-hand
    second-hand=pre-owned
    victim=survivor
    died, dead=passed away, passed
    old person=senior citizen, senior
    problem=challenge
    problem=issue
    product=solution
    illegal drugs=illegal substances
    addiction=substance abuse
    beggar=panhandler
    panhandler=the homeless

  11. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 Taxes should be set at the level necessary to pay for the public services that our citizens need and want, commensurate with the ability of people to pay for such services.

    When there is a serious maldistribution of tax burdens, as in our state, the solution is not to gut public services but to reform the tax system so that those who are getting a free ride pay their fair share and those who are being overtaxed get tax relief.

    It’s obvious what Washington needs: The 3-percenters should pay more, and the 17-percenters should pay less.

    Of course, as a conservative, you will object to that. This is to be expected from a self-centered, greedy, freeloading fuck like you. The solution to that is to ignore you. Quite simply, no one should give a shit what you think about tax reform, because you have nothing constructive to say.

  12. 15

    spews:

    re 11: Don’t feel bad. When I was growing up we were taught to refer to Down’s Syndrome people as ‘Mongolian Idiots’.

    I can only imagine the pain felt by the Mongolians.

  13. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3, 10 – I don’t own an alarm clock, and sleep as late as I like, which — rabbits being nocturnal creatures — often is noon or later. That’s because I don’t work. Why should I, when employers treat workers like dirt, and Congress taxes the shit out of wages while giving huge tax breaks to people who don’t work? Only suckers and gullible fools think work is “honorable;” that’s a myth propounded by the enslaving class to get the slaves to acquiesce to enslavement. The people who propagate this nonsense obviously don’t believe it themselves, because they sure as hell don’t work; they make their money off the work of others. You, poor Mark1, have chosen to be a gullible fool and to work the skin off your knuckles to enable someone else to live like a Republican. Not me; I do no work, produce nothing, and thereby reap the rewards and tax breaks that our society reserves for the exclusive enjoyment of those who are of no economic value to society whatsoever. Of course this bothers my conscience, and so I try to make up for it by doing pro bono service here on HA for the cause of saving America from liars and traitors like you.

  14. 18

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    troll-
    Being politically correct is an awful lot of work.
    Isn’t it interesting how Goldy and his Northwest Division of Lunatic Moonbats are so often offended by the actions of us Conservative types. It’s creepy.

    Goldy–The Perpetually Offended Offender

  15. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    ” … [T]he Justice Department’s so-called ‘torture memos’ … make disturbing and surreal reading. Disturbing because of the brutality they describe (one man was waterboarded 183 times in a month).”

    — Quoted from The Economist, a conservative U.K.-based newsweekly.

    http://www.economist.com/world.....d=13527355

    In a previous thread, HA troll “Delbert” said, “slapping, grabbing, confining or even mind fucking a detainee/terrorist/freedom fighter/asshole/rabbit/islamofascist is not, and has never been, torture. Stop trying to define down ‘torture’ to please a political agenda.”

    There are liars, and then there are god-damned liars, the kind of liars who deny the Holocaust, deny that the KKK lynched blacks, and deny that the Bush administration tortured people (including innocent people scooped up by their clumsy and inept dragnet).

    This kind of lying is worse than most lies, and is deserving of divine damnation, because it aids, abets, and facilitates the evils that it pretends don’t exist by denying their existence.

    Torture is not only illegal and immoral, it is one of the worst evils that a person, or cabal of persons calling themselves a “government,” can visit upon their fellow human beings. To commit it is damnable; to lie about its commission is to be a god-damned liar.

    You, Delbert, are a god-damned liar.

  16. 21

    Michael spews:

    @18

    I never noticed anything wing-nuts ever did then one of them blew up the federal building in OKC, one of them in Idaho shot a couple of federal agents and a bunch of others holed up in heavily armed compounds*.

    I pay more attention now.

    *It turns out before any of the above happened a wing nut in North Dakota shot a couple of federal marshals and cops.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Kahl