US Domestic Politics

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Reaganism = Ebola. A toxic model, accepted and curated by both political parties.

It's pretty clear that both of the major parties in this country have concluded somehow that Reagan got it right and that there is no need to depart in any significant way from the course he set us on back in the early 1980's. When Reagan dramatically lowered taxes on the top earners and further inflated the national debt with massive military spending, the idea was to place a downward pressure on New Deal government programs that benefitted the health and well-being of the poor and middle class. As predicted, those gr

The Church of Football

Sayreville NJ Highschool team hazing with sexual assault, a coach with steroids and hypodermics, and parents upset that the game shall not go on. Learning to cheat early must be the key to success. Immunity from those lame civil behavioral standards that common folk adopt is also key, as long as you win.

The Slow Erosion Of Abortion Rights

For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

Doctor goes to great lengths to keep abortion accessible

The Perversion Of The CA Initiative Process

Here's a current example of how special interests have corrupted the CA initiative process for the past 20 years. It is just a fantasy to have a public discussion on the actual merits of a proposition.

"The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

California's initiative process can shine a bright light on how money and influence work their magic in American politics.

How To Campaign In Arkansas

Arkansas annually battles Mississippi for the number one spot in the race to be the poorest state in the union. It also has a very high stupidity quotient approaching that of Mississippi as well. So if you're Tom Cotton, GOP Koch lapdog candidate for the senate, you blast Obama incessantly in your speeches and debates. It's the path to victory amongst the racist ignorant electorate.

The Violent State

Ferguson, MO is in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. I was born in St. Louis and spent some of my childhood in the city. I remember the 3rd district police department, of south St. Louis, had a reputation of violence, corruption and all around criminal behavior; however, I don’t remember 3rd district police shooting unarmed suspects, back during my childhood in the early to mid-80’s. I’m sure it happen, but the frequency and open justification of state violence is a more recent national development within the last 30 years.

Canadian EBOLA vaccine developed in government laboratory

From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news service:

The vaccine, which was developed by scientists at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, will be tested on 20 healthy volunteers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md.

The clinical trials at Walter Reed were announced by Canada's Minister of Health.

The Canadian Parliament is certifiably Teabag-free.

GOP Icon comes out of the sewer


He couldn't hold his breath any longer? Treading water with one hand while you hold your nose with the other is only a trick for the young? Maybe he needed a booster shot of gamma globulin? I think it's a domino like gay marriage. Ted Cruz ought to be out soon like Waldo, if a microphone is on hand.

Obama complicit with corporate press

"Media Cry Foul as Obama Attacks Freedom of the Press", October 12, 14 Jessica Desvarieux

Make Private Schools Illegal?

I saw an interesting statement on my wanderings on the internet....a suggestion that if private schools were made illegal, the power elite utilizing them would fix the failing educational system.

I tend to agree.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

Making Genocide Respectable And Noble

If no one's ever read Himmler's Pozen speech to the SS justifying the mass murder of the Jews as noble... it's a perfect example of a key defect in the human mind. The road to hell is paved with True Believers. From


Would Pro Choice Arguments Be The Same If...

I start this thread with some reservations... because I expect to find some unplesant attacks when I come back from vacation. (Maybe I'll cheat and peak in... even if the boss will kill me.)

I sometimes suspect that much of what we think... and that goes for partisans and True Believers of all stripes, goes unexamined for various reasons... and we absorb many beliefs through osmosis from fellow travelers.

The Greatest Political Hoax Ever?

Digging through boxes of old books on politics I found my copy of Report From Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace.

The book came out in 1967, purportedly written by think tank, a group of 15 men whose names remain secret... and so was the report to be. From Wikipedia...

Currently Chatting

The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

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