December 2013

Special Interests$ - ONLY - are at the root of Detroit’s slow multi-year march to bankruptcy.

Read "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco.

FISA judges said FISA is fine!

We should welcome the decision of Judge Leon to open the door on examining the constitutionality of the NSA metadata collections, but one part of the news article intrigued me. In it, a University of Virginia law professor noted " 15 judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court have examined Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the provision of law under which the data collection takes place, without finding constitutional problems." So these judges said that the court on which they served was a valid court. Really? Who'd a thunk? I doubt if these judg

New Hampshire Lawmaker:.."Armed Uprising Possible If Scott Brown Is Elected"

Source:...Talking Points Memo, December 16, 2013

One New Hampshire lawmaker is willing to go to extremes to prevent former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) from exerting his influence in the Granite State.

Republican state Rep. JR Hoell told conservative blog "Granite Grok" that if Brown answers the call of Republicans trying to draft him into running against Sen, Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), "firearms and ammo" may be necessary to protect the state from what he called Brown's "RINO" anti-gun policies.

People\Human Standards

Right Wing Mental Issues

This is come up before, but reading the book "The Righteous Mind" by Johnathan Haidt is worthwhile to understand how very different Conservatives and Progressives are. To a large degree, this will not be significantly improved by reason, but through attrition and by empowering people to vote who they are trying to repress.

“The Obamacare Delays Just Keep on Coming”


“This Town”: Washington, Obama included, considers American voters a bunch of “dumbasses”

The following excerpt is from page 276 -279 from the book “This Town” by Mark Leibovich:

First incarcerated w/o cause, then held indefinitely w/o due process and force-fed, now GAGGED--USA treatment of Guantanamo innocents

The innocents of Guantanamo Prison have only one means left to communicate with the world about the psychologically and physically tortuous treatment they continue to suffer in indefinite detention -- THEIR OWN LIVES THROUGH THE PROTEST OF HUNGER STRIKES -- and the Obama Administration has CENSORED all information about their protests and put a ban on information having to do with these innocents.

TOTALLY barbaric, Barry. A heinous legacy for you.

The States Must Unite

The November jobs report shows that the country exceeded expectations by creating 203,000 jobs. The stock market continues to set record highs and private industry is sitting on $1.6 Trillion dollars.

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Felicity Huffman's $15,000 is chump change - America's biggest bribery scandal is a whole lot worse

Thom plus logo The American media world-both social media and "news" media-is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter's way into co