October 2013

Frank

Breaking News

"Boehner Offers to Release ONE Hostage!" (the new) "What Now" Cartoon

The hostage crisis continues. The terrorists continue their siege of democracy! One man could end this madness by allowing a vote on the Senate continuing resolution bill. They don't believe in one man one vote!

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Inspection- Go Ahead and Negotiate, Mr. President

OK, just for argument's sake let's with this highly questionable, hypothetical, meme' the Republicans push that this nonsense is all legit. I know: it isn't, but, let's have some fun with it...

Dear Barack,

  You know, as an American citizen I wish to express the opinion in an open letter that maybe you should change your mind: with caveats. Maybe we should, openly, accept the most recent offer by the economic terrorist cell: better known as the Republican Party. Of course, only with conditions that will be as non-negotiable as theirs.
  Go ahead, sit across the table from them, but first insist there are always non-negotiable conditions in any negotiation...

SUPPORT THE TROOPS: Vote for 3rd Party.

Do we want the President to send our Young Men and Women off to die in defense of a direct and imminent threat to American soil or in an act of Corporate Profit enhancement for unpatriotic oligarchs?

FACT: The Govt is Shut Down because we don’t have a ban on Money in Politics.

A mammoth bunch of legalese to legitimize what effectively is a system of governance based on Bribery is not the same as a public official doing what is in the best interest of the 99%.

Nuclear regulators to lay off 90% of staff in Shutdown

Since when was nuclear safety NOT a national security issue?

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/nuclear-regulator-furloughing-staf...

Proposed California water give-away plans to kill the American West's greatest river delta

The Nile River and its delta kept the ancient Egyptians going strong for 3,000 years.

But the largest river complex and delta area in the American West is going to be destroyed in less than 50 years if developers, water speculators and their bagmen get their way in California.

Must see documentary that is an introduction to the newest insane water trick dreamed up to take water away from natural watershed habitats and viable farmland, and instead export it to be wasted in saltifying deserts, keeping city car washes gushing, and making golf courses luxurious.

Miriam Carey obliterated, but why? Investigation starts out bad...

Just heard on the radio that officials are finally beginning an investigation into the police actions that killed Miriam Casey, the black woman killed in Washington DC after a car chase. But it sounds like it is starting out bad. Because the investigation is going to look into "whether or not" undo force was used by police. "Whether or not" is inappropriate and awfully bizarre language.

Cuts in Social Security and Medicare via The Debt Ceiling?

Obama and Friends (and that includes his pals the Republicans) are coming in for the kill on Social Security and Medicare, using the debt ceiling as their cover crisis for their scam. Using his magic word (the one he learned from the heartless rightwingers and Chicago Schoolers) -- "entitlements" -- Obama decreed his commitment to cut benefits for the poor, old, sick and disabled before taxing corporations.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/09/budg-o09.html

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"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.