Diane Feinstein is a seasoned lawmaker and must have known the 'timely' release of the torture report would make us avert our eyes from the rotten egg that they rammed through at the last moment (the budget). Or to put it another way. What the hell? My hat is off. We have been fooled again.
Subtitle: Where are the constitutional lawyers when we need them?
It’s official (or at least brazenly obvious), the United States is an Oligarchy-State thingy. Complete control over the government has been abdicated to Corporations.
"SCOTUS Rules Workers Don't Need To Be Paid for All Their Time Working" by Moshe Z. Marvit, In These Times
The perfect marriage between government and business - will they have a long honeymoon?
I was browsing around YouTube today when I stumbled across these two excellent videos. Now that the Republicons have succeeded in hijacking Congress, keep in mind that what you’re looking at is the future of America! More and more people are going to find themselves living like this — if they’re lucky enough to find a tent city in their area.
From Campaign for America's Future [when it used to offer the People one], written by Isaiah J. Poole
Spending Bill: Both Democrats and Republicans are social and economic terrorists of America's Middle Class.
Let. The. Government. Shut. Down.
America needs a time out. Get out of the beltway and wake up. Washington can no longer go on as business as usual. The 99% can’t take it anymore.
Shut the mess down and reboot later. Better we start taking our medicine now than doubling down on a trajectory that ensures that all manner of existing social and economic problems will get even worse. Washington's representation of special interests is simply going too far.
Does anyone speak for the 99% anymore?!
Word is Obama and a "major wall st figure" personally phoned Democratic members of Congress to urge them to pass the bill.
It certainly burns me up when prominent people like George W. Bush's former attorney general say that even though if they were waterboarded they would think it torture but if someone else (such as a Muslim?) were, it would not be. Besides, he says, this does not cause physical pain or permanent injury, as if psychological pain and permanent psychological injury, such as PTSD, are trivial.