Monthly Archives: May 2011

If only it was that easy

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Something about today reminded me of this tattoo design

 

Currently held in the private collection on Mr. Webster

Germany to Abandon Nuclear Power Entirely by 2022

Mr Rottgen said the seven oldest reactors – which were taken offline for a safety review immediately after the Japanese crisis – would never be used again. An eighth plant – the Kruemmel facility in northern Germany, which was already offline and has been plagued by technical problems, would also be shut down for good.

Six others would go offline by 2021 at the latest and the three newest by 2022, he said.

Highlights of Final Draft of Remarkably Repiglican 2012 Michigan Corporate Coup

The Repiglican Budget:

K12 schools lose $300 per student next year, on top of the $170 per student they were already scheduled to lose. Some public schools could get back $100 per student if they can fit some agenda-driven criteria, such as attempting to outsource noneducational services (1), making their teachers & other employees pay for health benefits(2), and transfering health insurance policy holdership to school district control(3).

Public Universities lose 15% of their budget, & Community Colleges lose 4%.

Universities have to report all stem cell research to the state. Universities are prohibited from providing benefits to unmarried domestic partners.

Welfare children lose an $80 per year clothing allowance.

People with disabilities lose $69 per month, of the $269 they currently get.

Prisons lose 3.5% of their budget- nutraloaf, anyone?- & are required to bid out their food and prisoner stores(1).

State Police lose 1.6% of their budget.

Cities & Townships lose $100 million in discretionary aid, & the remaining $200 million is  tied to their adopting agenda-driven policies (1 &2).

Additional Repiglican Taxes:

All people born after 1952 are now taxed on annual income generated by their pensions & retirement accounts:  the state hopes your 401k is performing well.

People born after 1946 who make more than 20,000/$40,000 married are now taxed on pension & retirement account income.

People who make more than $50,000 per year lose the Homestead Property Tax Credit.

People whose home has more than $135,000 in taxable value (270,000 sale price) lose the Homestead Property Tax Credit.

People who make more than $40,000 per year lose part of the Homestead Property Tax Credit.

The poorest families in Michigan lose two thirds of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Nearly 800,000 families receive this credit currently- they get an average of $436 per year. Well, they used to.

People on welfare will lose benefits after 48 months.

Here’s The Big Win:

“Businesses” win tax cuts of one point seven billion dollars.  And, just for an extra twist of the knife, when they have layoffs despite their payoffs,  they’ll pay unemployment for six weeks less than they used to have to, thanks to Snyder.

Recall Snyder Website

(1) instead of contracting through, for instance, union employees

(2) instead of job-inclusive health benefits

(3) instead of having the policyholder be, for instance, a teacher’s union

P.S. Yes, the new  Emergency Manager Legislation  also sucks.

Evil Twin

I’ve seen those sleazy Polaroids
It looks like me but please avoid
certain conclusions, I tell you
I could not do that in those shoes
Remarkable resemblance-
I do concede the very semblance
Of myself in sordid languor,
But that’s just a doppelganger
It wasn’t me on Thursday night
Outside your window what a fright
Chewing on a human arm
Please do relax, don’t be alarmed
I’ve proof in documents you’ll see
Down in my basement, come with me
Just down these stairs,  ’cause I been framed
Me and him we look the same

It must have been my evil twin
Facsimile in stolen skin
That’s a window, not a mirror
And my twin is getting nearer

I’ve read those Doctor’s affidavits
And opinions, you can save it
Yeah, I’m shaky and frenetic
But we’re not a schizophrenic
I’m just a little tense is all
Because I think I’m getting small
And my evil twin is gaining
From my psychic juices draining
I’m afraid I can’t last very long
My evil twin is growing strong
It wasn’t me who staggered drunk
Through topless bars in swimming trunks
They think I’m guilty ever since
He stole and used my fingerprints
It wasn’t me, though I will say
I just don’t feel myself today

Autosarcophagy Fig. 3: Piggleyland

Cover art for Piggleyland. Pen & Ink, Photoshop color, lens flare to irritate Greg.

Yabba-Dabba-Decorating

Green Castle

pen, ink, Photoshop colors

Autosarcophagy: Fig. 2

Mach 5 / Robot Attack!

pen, ink, Photoshop colors and a lens flare for Greg

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