Out on the road. Posting may be a little slow. However, this is a really great Rolling Stone article about the failings of total adherence to free market ideology in Kansas.
The above article at Salon is about how the Koch brothers have played a role in preventing Ohio from moving forward with renewable energy for the next two years. They are a true threat to our democracy. How we can let these emotional mutants to play such a big role in running this country is beyond me. To paraphrase Klaus Kinski: I hope fire ants piss in their lying eyes!
The above link is to a Huffpo article about an upcoming book about the Koch brothers. It is by Daniel Schulman and it is called Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty. Apparently the Koch brothers, who are doing their best to ruin American democracy, are also complete emotional mutants as well. No surprise there. Why do we let such animals have so much power? Here is an excerpt where their dad has them fight each other growing up:
In private, Fred Koch “ruled the house with an iron fist” and faith in social Darwinism. Schulman recounts how the former boxer encouraged his sons to fight each other, sometimes with horrifying results. “During one bout, Bill bashed his twin over the head with a polo mallet,” Schulman writes. And “David still bears a scar from the time Bill pierced him in the back with a ceremonial sword.” Those early lessons left a deep imprint on the brothers.
They also like to blackmail each other:
Schulman describes how Charles, unable to convince brother Frederick to sell his stake in Koch Industries, allegedly resorted to “a homosexual blackmail attempt to force Frederick to sell his shares.” And when the youngest twin, Bill, launched a bid to wrest control of Koch Industries from his older brothers, Charles’ legal team responded by releasing a dossier of opposition research on Bill, filled with sordid details of his personal life.
Who needs the fantasy of the Walking Dead when you have these freaks running amuck through our land. Anyone that blackmails their brother or pierces someone with a ceremonial sword should be locked up. Instead, they are running our country!
P.S. If poor people acted like that they would crucify them!