According to the Supreme Court, a lofty body of some very shallow minds, corporations are persons. If I own stock in a corporation, it must therefore follow that I own a person. QED I am a slaveholder, an owner of a person.
“The most essential skill in political theater and a consumer culture is artifice. Political leaders, who use tools of mass propaganda to create a sense of faux intimacy with citizens, no longer need to be competent, sincere, or honest. They need only to appear to have these qualities.” —Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion, the End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
In a lighthearted mood leading up to the 2008 election, I wrote the following:
Obama talks about the Emancipation Proclamation and the compromise that Lincoln had to do, and in the same breath compromise with the right on Medicare, Medicaid, and SSI. So are we suppose to compromise until SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid are gone, because that's their agenda.
1. Everyone knows that when one gives into a bribe or ransom demand, they become extremely vulnerable to additional demands.
2. Why isn't anyone pointing out that it was the Koch Brothers who funded the initial startup of the Tea Baggers? Why aren't we now attempting to expose the very strong possibility that it is the Koch Brothers who are controlling the Tea Baggers that are now installed in the House and ransoming our legislation?
A possible solution for allowing or not allowing the tax breaks to expire on the "job creators". Tell them to create jobs within 6 months or the tax breaks expire retroactive to January 1, 2011. Problem solved!
DK's Exposing ALEC & Protest ALEC efforts pay off big time this week!"I have to put that into proper context so everyone understands how important it is to
i really think the country needs a viable alternative to the TEA PARTY! What don't we start our own movement- for the REST of us...left AND center ? It could be THE SILENT MAJORITY..which is very accurate,and ironic if you remember the original adoption of the phrase by the right in the seventies. I would try to start it but am not technological enough to figure out how to properly put up a site or blog,then make it viral.I would love to team up with someone who could do that.I have been an activist and organizer since 68,so i can contribute creatively...and passionately !
I ran the gamut of emotions yesterday, from disgusted to really, really disgusted. Over the past several weeks, I have been calling and writing my congressional deligation, regarding the deficit, and the false allegation that cutting Social Security and Medicare will do anything to defray it. And I have written the White House repeatedly. I kept hoping it might matter. But I have finally exhausted any capacity to care.
Alan Grayson is asking for ideas to try to pick up Two Trillion, but that is Chump Change. In Senator Bernie Sanders newsletter yesterday (Bernie Buzz, July 21, 2011), Bernie point out that, and I quote:
"The first top-to-bottom audit of the Federal Reserve uncovered eye-popping new details about how the U.S. provided a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks and businesses during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression".
In true keeping with the intent not to let any crisis go to waste the House Interior Appropriations Bill saw fit to include extremist language -- known as the Extinction Rider -- that would allow wolverines, walruses and hundreds of other animals and plants to spiral toward extinction.
When I watch The Rachel Maddow Show, I cannot believe how much (methodical and accurate) information I receive in just one short hour. Her news team must work diligently day and night to come up (in depth) with so many informative news items.
"where Obama and the Republicans Play (with our economic health),...."
"where often is heard,..a discouraging word"
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