Monday, December 07, 2009

Fool Me Once, Shame On You - Fool Me Twice Shame On Me

Fool Me Once, Shame On You - Fool Me Twice Shame On Me: "Despite Democratic majorities in the House and Senate and the ease with which Obama won the presidential election over McCain/Palin, the Democratic Party has totally collapsed. The Democrats have abandoned every constituency. Democrats have discarded the American people. Democrats, in pursuit of campaign contributions, represent the moneyed interests on Wall Street, the munitions companies, the insurance companies, the agri-businesses that have destroyed independent farmers, despoilers of the environment, unaccountable police, and the builders of detention centers. The exception is Rep. Dennis Kucinich."

Friday, September 25, 2009

GOP Senators Drop Out of Panel Inquiry Into CIA Program -

GOP Senators Drop Out of Panel Inquiry Into CIA Program -
Pelosi had this to say...
"'Candidly, I wish that the attorney general had waited,' she said on CBS's 'Face the Nation.' 'A lot of things are being said -- 'Well, you know, torturing people is something that we did, but on the other hand it produced all kinds of incredible information.' It did produce some information. But there is a great discrepancy and, I think, a good deal of error out there in what people are saying it did produce."

So We did torture,

" produced all kinds of incredible information." but, "...a good deal of error."

So I think that anyone that supports torture should be subjected to the same treatment to see what kind of "..incredible information." could be gained from them.

What ever happened to our moral superiority to the Nazis?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Who RulesAmerica

Who RulesAmerica: "In the United States, wealth is highly concentrated in a relatively few hands. As of 2004, the top 1% of households (the upper class) owned 34.3% of all privately held wealth, and the next 19% (the managerial, professional, and small business stratum) had 50.3%, which means that just 20% of the people owned a remarkable 85%, leaving only 15% of the wealth for the bottom 80% (wage and salary workers). In terms of financial wealth (total net worth minus the value of one's home), the top 1% of households had an even greater share: 42.2%. Table 1 and Figure 1 present further details drawn from the careful work of economist Edward N. Wolff at New York University (2007)."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Will Israel Fall in Five Years?"

Will Israel Fall in Five Years?": "'The undersigned therefore take this means of publicly presenting a few salient facts concerning Begin and his party; and of urging all concerned not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.' - Albert Einstein, signatory to Letters to the Editor, New York Times, December 4, 1948."

Monday, September 14, 2009

YouTube - US Government Supplies Patient with Marijuana

YouTube - US Government Supplies Patient with Marijuana

Anesthesia And The Components Of Waking Up

Anesthesia And The Components Of Waking Up: "The world is now a Gulag Archipelago, run by the ruthless minions of the Rockefeller-Rothschild conglomerate. Its gods are money and power; its only enemy is the advocate of liberty. - Eustace Mullins, Murder by Injection, 1988, p. 188"

Sick and Wrong : Rolling Stone

Sick and Wrong : Rolling Stone: "The system doesn't work for anyone. It cheats patients and leaves them to die, denies insurance to 47 million Americans, forces hospitals to spend billions haggling over claims, and systematically bleeds and harasses doctors with the specter of catastrophic litigation. Even as a mechanism for delivering bonuses to insurance-company fat cats, it's a miserable failure: Greedy insurance bosses who spent a generation denying preventive care to patients now see their profits sapped by millions of customers who enter the system only when they're sick with incurably expensive illnesses."

YouTube - Michael Moore Says Capitalism Killed Newspaper Industry

YouTube - Michael Moore Says Capitalism Killed Newspaper Industry

YouTube - Funniest Movie Line Ever

YouTube - Funniest Movie Line Ever

Friday, July 10, 2009

Joe Bageant: Worker rights: No balls, no gains

Joe Bageant: Worker rights: No balls, no gains:

"So it will be up to us, just like it always has been … the writer, the Nicaraguan janitor, the forty year old family man forced to bag groceries at Walmart, the pizza delivery guy, the welder and the certified nurse … the long haul trucker and the short order cook. And they will snicker at us from their gilded roosts on Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Some people are bound to get hurt in the necessary fight. In fact, people need to be willing to get hurt in the fight. That's the way we once gained worker rights, and that's the way we will get them back. The only way to get rid of the robbers' roost is to burn the fucker down.

Anyone got a match?"

Friday, May 15, 2009

Interview with Jim Cramer - TIME


This is one of your own (Jim Cramer) calling it like it really is. From the mouth of one of the most notorious capitalistic puppets comes the plain truth. Of course the media will ignore it.

Interview with Jim Cramer - TIME:

"Do you believe we will look back on the financial innovations of the last several decades with regret? —Francis Murray, Washington

"They almost brought our country down. The only guy who really called this right was Karl Marx. Marx understood what would happen if you let the market run amok. Of course, it was done by right-wing Republicans. They brought our nation to its knees, and we're not going to end up being a great power because of what happened."

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! It's a fake Mexican holiday that amurkins can use to justify an evening at Chili's drinking over priced Tequila and eating fake mexican food. YEE HAA!!!

Oh by the way Pedro, after you finish trimming the hedges can you and Rosita make sure you leave out the back way through the alley..?

Monday, May 04, 2009

It's Always 1918 At The CDC

It's Always 1918 At The CDC:

"Indeed, as Robert Higgs has written, the very basis of government rests upon cultivating human fear:

The people who have the effrontery to rule us, who call themselves our government, understand this basic fact of human nature (about fear). They exploit it, and they cultivate it. Whether they compose a warfare state or a welfare state, they depend on it to secure popular submission, compliance with official dictates, and, on some occasions, affirmative cooperation with the state's enterprises and adventures. Without popular fear, no government could endure more than twenty-four hours. David Hume taught that all government rests on public opinion, but that opinion, I maintain, is not the bedrock of government. Public opinion itself rests on something deeper: fear."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Disgruntled Japanese turn to resurgent communists | World news |

Disgruntled Japanese turn to resurgent communists | World news |

"Disgruntled Japanese turn to resurgent communists

Web-savvy Japanese Communist party's message of welfare and jobs lures young voters away from sleaze-mired political mainstream"

OMG!!! I can hear Plush Limpbowels' hemorrhoids screaming in agony as his sphincter puckers in terror at the thought of a communist Japan.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Open Letter to the Religious, Fundamentally Idiotic; and their Weak Little God.

As far as I can find this is the first scream I loosed from the frozen wilderness... I can't believe that prop 8 and the MOMANS still are part of the debate. Here is a question that continues to beg an answer. Is your god so weak you need the laws of man to protect him?

Letter to the idiots:
Riddle me this, how the hell can same sex marriage threaten traditional marriage?

Does the existence of a married same sex couple in the same room with a room full of high school football players, predispose a sizable percentage of them to wanting to do something with their team mates butts other than merely slapping them?

Oh I know, your afraid of the 50% or so of us that have tried "traditional" marriage and had them end in failure. You're sure that Joe's gonna say to himself, "hey that thing with a woman was a train wreck, I think I'll find something with even more of a mustache than my ex and marry me some man meat!"

Granted there may be an argument that a greater portion of women would opt for a try with Mary. I've often maintained that if I were a woman I'd be a lesbian. Who could blame them?! I don't think it would happen though. Most women prefer men as their partners. whoda thunk it? Almost like GOD made it that way on purpose!!!

Which brings me to my next question for you weak faith morons. Do you have to pass laws to protect your trembling weak kneed god from the onslaught of pitiable humans that believe in Live and Let Live? Is your faith in the power of God so tenuous that the thought of two guys kissing in the bedroom next door causes you to doubt God's existence?

You show yourselves to be reacting from a position of fear. you react to anyone who differs from you with anger and violence. In the process you diminish your faith and your god when you hurt another in "his" name. May one of the many faces of God have pity on your shriveled little souls.

-Mike of the North-

American Legion 'disappointed' with Obama | Spero News

American Legion 'disappointed' with Obama | Spero News: "According to a news released,

'It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan,' said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. 'He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it.'

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, 'This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies."

So's here the way I see it. Until the American people and the American Government are forced to pay for all the consequences and costs for their idiotic wars, they will continue to engage in them. That is why I am totally behind the Vets on complete and comprehensive health care and why I am not for immediate withdrawal from Iraq. We fucked up that country, we need to fix it before we bail.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Transparency is Bunk (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)

Transparency is Bunk (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought):

"So government transparency sites end up having three possible effects. The vast majority of them simply promote these official cover stories, misleading the public about what’s really going on. The unusually cutting ones simply make plain the mindnumbing universality of waste and corruption, and thus promote apathy. And on very rare occasions you have a “success”: an extreme case is located through your work, brought to justice, and then everyone goes home thinking the problem has been solved, as the real corruption continues on as before.

In short, the generous impulses behind transparency sites end up doing more harm than good."

Read the rest of the article...transparency is good but it's useless without real journalism!

Friday, April 17, 2009

U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people | Reuters

U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people | Reuters:

"GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said.

U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.

About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said."

I once read that the head of Japan's military said that it would be insane to try to invade the U.S. "..because there would be a gun behind every blade of grass."

So the bullshit that the "patriots" spout about the military protecting our freedom is just that... BULLSHIT!!!

We protect our freedom, it's our responsibility not the military's. SO what does the military really do? They protect the interests of Big business, Big Oil, the elite.

As marine general Smedley Butler the only person to be awarded a Marine Corps Brevet Medal and a Medal of Honor for two different actions said,

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."

Yeah, I know a bunch of people that think I'm a commie bastard but I swore an oath to protect the Constitution of the United States, no shit, the school district I first worked for required it!

"..the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Dividing America with Hate | The Smirking Chimp

Dividing America with Hate | The Smirking Chimp:

"'Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.' - Denis Diderot"

I just love that quote!!! The comment that it is attached to is pretty much right on too.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

You are being lied to about pirates | San Francisco Bay View

You are being lied to about pirates | San Francisco Bay View: "The local fishermen have suddenly lost their livelihoods, and they are starving. Mohammed Hussein, a fisherman in the town of Marka 100km south of Mogadishu, told Reuters: “If nothing is done, there soon won’t be much fish left in our coastal waters.”

This is the context in which the men we are calling “pirates” have emerged. Everyone agrees they were ordinary Somalian fishermen who at first took speedboats to try to dissuade the dumpers and trawlers, or at least wage a “tax” on them. They call themselves the Volunteer Coast Guard of Somalia - and it’s not hard to see why."

I know that this isn't a very popular position to take at this time but there always seems to be a link to the violence that is visited upon us to the policies that we engage in in relation to weaker countries. Like Malcom X said, "...chickens come home to roost."

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Is access to clean water a basic human right? |

Is access to clean water a basic human right? |

"The United States – along with Canada, China, and several other nations – has so far refused to recognize the human right to water."

Alright Obie, it's time to step up the plate and do what's right.

But on the other hand do we really need a government "giving" us the right to water, or air, or food? Fuck what the government says. You and I know what basic rights are and we don't need big brother telling us what they are.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Obama Administration Declares Proposed IP Treaty a 'National Security' Secret | Threat Level from

Obama Administration Declares Proposed IP Treaty a 'National Security' Secret | Threat Level from "Obama Administration Declares Proposed IP Treaty a 'National Security' Secret"

I hate to tell you I told you so... but I did. There is no real difference between the "parties", everyone that is part of the real PARTY gets the cake and punch. The rest of us get to clean up the mess.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rajinder's Remarkable Rasoi :: Lessons from My Mother's Village Kitchen

Rajinder's Remarkable Rasoi :: Lessons from My Mother's Village Kitchen:

Danny Heitman says it well:

"Not since the launch of Sputnik has U.S. education seemed so ripe for reform." Ripeness of reform for the rasa of teaching and learning, living and eating is here. The time has come to regenerate the classical concept of "school" rooted in the Latin schole, or leisure. The tragedy of the loss of leisure from schooling because of industrial fast food (and more) can finally be put aside, the cruel, sickening, hard lessons of the twentieth century having been learned.

It is the most realizable dream of the twenty-first century: the dream of Slow Food education. Instead of McDonald's or Burger King announcing the nine-billionth burger sold, we are building a world where schools and colleges announce the 250 millionth American savoring the nourishing Slow Food grown by local CSA farmers."

Albert Einstein quotes

"The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest"

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Andy Sernovitz: Where Are the Credit Unions?

Andy Sernovitz: Where Are the Credit Unions?: "Did you know this?

1. Voluntary Membership Credit unions are voluntary, cooperative organizations, offering services to people willing to accept the responsibilities and benefits of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

2. Democratic Member Control
Cooperatives are democratic organizations owned and controlled by their members, one member one vote, with equal opportunity for participation in setting policies and making decisions.

3. Members' Economic Participation
Members are the owners. As such they contribute to, and democratically control, the capital of the cooperative. This benefits members in proportion to the transactions with the cooperative rather than on the capital invested.

4. Autonomy and Independence
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If the cooperative enters into agreements with other organizations or raises capital from external sources, it is done so based on terms that ensure democratic control by the member and maintains the cooperative autonomy."

Professor Smartass: If teachers got merit pay like Wall Street...

Professor Smartass: If teachers got merit pay like Wall Street...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

If teachers got merit pay like Wall Street...

if the same standard were used for giving out ''merit pay'' to teachers as Washington just did for Wall Street, then the teachers would have to make a third of their class stupider, kill a third, and not be able to account for the whereabouts of the last third. And they'd get millions of dollars in "merit pay" for doing it.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pledge of Allegiance

I finally found the pledge of allegiance as recited by Bongo of life in hell fame and I thought I'd share it with anyone that might read this worthless blog. I figure it this way, if I have to stand and pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth because of social pressure at least now I have something that makes me laugh while I mutter with the rest of the 'bots.

"I plead alignment to the flakes
of the untitled snakes of a merry cow
and to the Republicans
for which they scam
one nacho
with licorice
and jugs of wine
for owls"