(Craig Blair, Enemy of the People, With Mitt Romney, Enemy of the People)
Craig Blair, a white male Republican delegate to the West Virginia Legislature, is sponsoring a bill (and a nationwide effort) to increase violence against women, and to force more working Americans into homelessness, hunger, and severe poverty. He wants to take away all food stamps, food subsidy assistance through WIC, and unemployment compensation, from any American that does not test clean for drugs.
There is a famous saying from the Bible that goes something like this: "They attributed unto man what God had given them." There was some group of people that ended up living in a fairly cool place with clean water, good weather, an abundance of crops and animals -- everything anybody could want in order to have a good life. But the people who lived there were arrogant. They went around bragging all the time about how terribly clever they were to be born rich and lucky. So God got really mad at them, and killed them all.
It seems so applicable to so many of the politicians and business leaders in this country.
The Republicans are very traditional in their hate speech. They always go after the same groups. Women with children are top of their list. They hate women, hate children and babies. The Republicans wish all women and children and babies were dead. Except for the fetus -- they'll go out and picket, march around with signs, for the fetus. But once the fetus becomes a baby, the Republicans hate the baby. Hate the mother, hate the baby. Throw the father out of work or into prison. That's Republican Family Values.
Actually, the Republicans hate women who look like real women. They like the pipecleaner women: not an ounce of flesh on the bones. That's what that whole Meghan McCain flap was about. Megan looks like a real woman, unlike her mother who looks like someone who is starving herself to death. The Republicans like the starving (weak, pathetic, dependent) woman, and hate the daughter who is stronger. The Republicans' official dogma is premised on pediphilia, loving only women who look and act like young girls. Except they like the woman to look like a young girl -- 8, 10 at most -- but with enormous breast implants. That is the ideal Republican female. And preferably mute, and maybe a little "slow." It's probably tied in with some desire to rape, and the belief that young girls would be easier to overpower. Toothpick with balloons. An obedient one. Subservient. But real women, they hate.
And they hate children too, even though they like to have their pictures taken with the little dears. Probably looking for souls to steal.
(Craig Blair, Enemy Of The People, In Photo Op With Children. If their parents are poor and smoke a joint, he thinks these children should be deprived of any food. Let the little brats starve.).
So now, desperately clinging at any straw to try to attack and undermine President Obama, the Republicans are at it again, attacking poor women and children. Nobody, no matter how poor, how desperate, how hungry the children, nobody gets a dime in "welfare" (not corporate welfare -- they give away billions of that) -- no "people" assistance unless mommy tests clean. Drug testing for welfare recipients.
Actually, they also want to cut off unemployment insurance benefits and the meager sustenance provided to infants under the program Women, Infant and Children (WIC). The WIC program gives powdered milk, cheese, grain to the poorest women in the country who have infants that are likely to suffer from malnutrition due to the extreme poverty of the family. And these Republican men want to take away that little bit of food so these babies will go hungry. Is there some level of hell that is sufficient to punish these pigs?
They work with the top 5% of the wealthiest people in this country to freeze the wages of American working people. Then they work with the deadly Bush duo, with Clinton in-between, to sign over all our rights to control our lives in favor of allowing corporations to dictate everything -- such as by allowing them to take Americans' jobs out of this country, to be done by slave and child labor, and to import technical workers from other countries to take American jobs here at home. They eliminate pensions, healthcare, and job security, while throwing millions out of work, and charging 25% for unsecured short-term loans. And now they want to punish us by taking away our unemployment compensation and food stamps.
Will they ask the deaf dumb fat guy on the radio to take a drug test? Will they cut him off -- turn the dial -- if he "fails" the test? Apparently not.
The assumption is that women are poor because they're drug addicts? Funny, I thought they were poor because they were systematically excluded from equal opportunity at hiring, promotion, in compensation, and in benefits, in any employment in our society. Silly me.
(Craig Blair, Enemy Of The People, With Fred Thompson's Child-Bride.)
But okay, let's get tough. Sauce for the goose and all that. Let's take back all the Billions with a B that has been given to the cocaine-snorting meth-eating champagne guzzling whore-loving pigs on Wall Street and the politicians they own. Let's make them all take not just a drug test, but also a lie detector.
How about it? We could make it a game show. On TV. Guess the biggest junky liar.
Everyone in Congress has to appear and submit to thorough drug testing. Pull their hair out by its roots and check back for a year to see if anywhere along the way they might have used drugs. If so, take away all their assets. No more paycheck for you. Seize their homes and the secret offshore accounts where they hide the bribes they were not supposed to accept.
Do the same for every single person above the level of receptionist who has worked in the Financial Cartels for the past 8 years.
Maybe the reason the banks and brokerages are broke is because they're run by crazed junkies. Ever think of that?
But the problems in our country today have not been caused by women, drug addicts or not. Cutting off food stamps, welfare, and WIC assistance for women and children is simply blaming and punishing women for economic problems caused by men.
In addition, drug addiction is not primarily a woman's issue. The current problems in the U.S. have not been caused by women, and certainly not by poor women. There is no evidence that women are poor because they're all drug addicts. But as soon as the Republicans start screaming about punishing women and children by cutting off the meager assistance given to the poor, it immediately increases violence against women by men, because it encourages bashing of women. This is a sexist anti-female hateful baseless diversionary tactic designed to convince the public that women should be punished, and/or that children should be starved, and/or that the unemployed should be left to die for the sins of the rich white Republican men who have looted our country.
"Want government assistance? Just say no to drugs." (Tom Breen, AP)
"Lawmakers in at least eight states want recipients of food stamps, unemployment benefits or welfare to submit to random drug testing."
"The effort comes as more Americans turn to these safety nets to ride out the recession. Poverty and civil liberties advocates fear the strategy could backfire, discouraging some people from seeking financial aid and making already desperate situations worse."
"Those in favor of the drug tests say they are motivated out of a concern for their constituents' health and ability to put themselves on more solid financial footing once the economy rebounds. But proponents concede they also want to send a message: you don't get something for nothing.
'Nobody's being forced into these assistance programs,' said Craig Blair, a Republican in the West Virginia Legislature who has created a Web site — notwithmytaxdollars.com — that bears a bobble-headed likeness of himself advocating this position. 'If so many jobs require random drug tests these days, why not these benefits?'"
"Blair is proposing the most comprehensive measure in the country, as it would apply to anyone applying for food stamps, unemployment compensation or the federal programs usually known as "welfare": Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Women, Infants and Children.
Lawmakers in other states are offering similar, but more modest proposals."
"On Wednesday, the Kansas House of Representatives approved a measure mandating drug testing for the 14,000 or so people getting cash assistance from the state, which now goes before the state senate. In February, the Oklahoma Senate unanimously passed a measure that would require drug testing as a condition of receiving TANF benefits, and similar bills have been introduced in Missouri and Hawaii. A Florida senator has proposed a bill linking unemployment compensation to drug testing, and a member of Minnesota's House of Representatives has a bill requiring drug tests of people who get public assistance under a state program there. A January attempt in the Arizona Senate to establish such a law failed."
Contact Craig Blair, Delegate to the West Virginia Legislature, and tell him to Kiss Your Unemployed Ass!!
47 Wasser Drive
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25403-0884
Phone: (304) 754-5121
Fax: (304) 754-5121