January 2016

X-Mass: Corporate Media proclaims economic good times are back as holiday shoppers’ credit card DEBT SOARS!

The economic good times are back for the credit card issuers – that much is for sure – but I don’t know about the consumers making up the 99%!

AND, HELLO!!! IT’S 8 FUCKING YEARS LATER AND WE ARE STILL A CONSUMPTION DRIVEN ECONOMY?!?! BEING LED THROUGH THE NOSE BY THE FINANCE INDUSTRY?!?!? AND ALL WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO IS THE TPP?!?!? IT’S AN OBAMANATION!

And then there is this gem from Matt Taibbi:

Trump/Deboldt

Any connection we should investigate? These digital voting machines could be easily compromised (again)

Nietzsche's influence on the Nazis

Previously I wrote a little about Nietzsche here. Its no scholarly approach I admit. When I had need of a friend, I invented one. But did I ever have a "friend" in Nietzsche.

I think so, but the evidence to the contrary is formidable. Again, its been over a decade since I actually read his work so my ability to cull quotes and piece them together and so forth is limited, so I'll approach the matter somewhat tentatively.

Inspection- My New Year's Ghost

New Year's morning: 2016. The chains drag up my stairs, the door creaks open and the ghost of Richard Nixon moans, shakes his chains, as rotted skin falls like gray snowflakes.
 "Aren't you late to be a Christmas Eve ghost, Mr. President? It's New Year's Day."
 "Spiro's slow doing his only job in Hell again. He just finished scraping the stank off my soul, damn him."

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Trump's Lies Are Killing Us

Thom plus logo Donald Trump keeps insisting in his rallies, as he did last night, that he has lowered prescription drug prices, is protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and is improving Medicare. While everybody knows that he lies a lot, these are among the most pernicious lies.