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Thursday, December 13, 2012

You go to jail for fraud pleb, Wall Street doesn't




There are pirates and emperors and they're really just the same thing...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Market Socialism explained through song

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ben Stein, secret communist traitor for saying let Bush tax cuts expire

Republican Ben Stein is a Communist so says Fox News, the end:


Remember Romney's 47% comments, well here's poetic justice for ya

Romney ended up with 47% of the vote...

Here's to you America.  I thought about giving up on you back when G.W. stole the Ohio election back in '04:

Speaking of percentages, here's some commentary of OWS's impact, even though the author alleges Obama carried the message and more or less ignored the movement:

"Michael Gerson in the Tuesday Washington Post got it half-right: Occupy Wall Street was a big 2012 winner by defining the narrative that others ran on. Yes! You read it here first, long ago. Gerson then fell into the rightist trap claiming Obama wants to end capitalism. Nope! Too much rightist brew for Gerson. Occupy Wall Street was indeed a huge 2012 winner, defining the narrative of the winning party, while the discredited Tea Party crashed, Sarah Palin is reduced to marginal opining, Elizabeth Warren emerges as a champion, Romney's 47 percent insult was defeated by Occupy Wall Street's 99 percent inspiration and the resurgent Ron Paul leads the battle for the allegiance of young voters."  WP:

One of my favorite #OWS videos:



And and the 47% comment just one more time:




Here's to you #OWS.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bernie Sanders agrees with Ronald Reagan on Social Security

Social Security hasn't added "$1" to the deficit, and should be left alone:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jon Stewart destroys greedy CEO's

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Guess what the Tea Party crowd is up to these days...

Where's the Advil?  For those of us who've taken stats, and any sort of quantitative methods, you know how ridiculous this "map" is.

Here's the darling of a Facebook page: 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Another awesome Fox News meltdown

Bill O'Reilly tells us how he feels about minorities, white establishment at an end

Are you really surprised?

"Obama wins because it's not a traditional America anymore. The white establishment is the minority. People want things."




Matt Tabbi has a great rebuttal to this btw:

"In the abstract, most Americans want a smaller and less intrusive government. In reality, what Americans really want is a government that spends less money on other people.

Hurricane Sandy is a perfect, microcosmic example of America's attitude toward government. We have millions of people who, most of the year, are ready to bash anyone who accepts government aid as a parasitic welfare queen, but the instant the water level rises a few feet too high in their own neighborhoods, those same folks transform into little Roosevelts, full of plaudits for the benefits of a strong state.

The truth is, nobody, be he rich or poor, wants his government services cut. Drive up and down route 128 outside Boston, you'll see a lot of affluent white people waving Romney signs, complaining about entitlement spending. But about four thousand percent of those same people working along the high-tech ring there are totally dependent on the Pentagon contracts that keep doors open at companies like Raytheon and General Dynamics."

Cartman's message to Republicans on this day:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Clearly Romney has "genius" followers at Ohio rally

Beware the Buddhists people, be afraid... Be very afraid...

 

Chris Rock has a special message for you



 Between him and Samuel L. Jackson you people had better get it together!

 

Monday, October 29, 2012

The 3rd party debates

Paul Ryan, is all like, get lost commie here'z some candy yo

Monday, October 22, 2012

Romney 2012


Friday, October 12, 2012

Chris Matthews asks woman in Danville what a Communist is, hilarity ensues...

Sigh... These people really try my faith in real Democracy:


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Beshear on Hardball 2012 Vice President debate

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bill O'Reilly vs Jon Stewart 2012 debate

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Occupy Lexington's 1 year anniversary





Thursday, September 27, 2012

Samuel L. Jackson has a message for you about Obama

Thursday, September 20, 2012

So this is what a panicked party looks like going into October:

Because the conspiracy is just that big...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bernie Sanders on Bill Moyers

Bernie Sanders on the Independent in Politics from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Romney talks about investing in Chinese slave labor

What a great guy to invest in such a system!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Obama's "sugar rush" Romney's rout and it's only September

I'm no longer working in politics, but, here's a non-emotional numbers/ground game wrap up for you. 

Having worked in several losing campaigns I can tell you Obama has Romney on the ropes, no candidate swings wildly at another candidates clear strength (Obama leads on foreign policy) Jack Conway did the same thing going after Rand Paul in 2010 with that goofy Aqua Buddha ad, Romney's campaign is sweating and their position is only getting worse.

First of all, if you live in Kentucky view this race as something entirely out of your control (maybe except for donating money to the candidates). Kentucky is solidly red and will be one of the first states called for Romney come November. 

Kentuckians the swing states are all that count. Your vote in the presidential race is inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.

Romney is in panic mode at this point as should be expected. No Republican has won a Presidential race in 88 years without winning Ohio and even after saturating the state with ads and (until last month) retaining a good lead in fundraising, Romney can't even match even in the polls (and this was prior DNC).

Romney's abandoned Michigan as well as Pennsylvania because Obama's number there are solid as well. Both campaigns are diving into Wisconsin. This leaves a wider birth for Obama and a smaller one for Romney to hit the magic 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

You're seeing the mood sour in the Republican circle with the talking heads 2 months before the election (and that's a very bad sign).

Unless something on par with another financial crisis hits, or Obama is caught eating a baby 2012 is over and Obama will get a second term.





That being said, Kentuckians.  You need to vote your progressive candidates in on the local level.  They're going to matter just as much, if not more than your President and Congress.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A day to remember, but a day to think as well

Least we forget that far too many of us (including the person writing this) turned off thinking after 9/11.  Bin Laden is dead but did he completely lose?

We did exactly what he wanted, by invading Afghanistan and Iraq.  Bin Laden said the United States was an empire and he proved it when we went to war with Iraq, a country that never attacked the United States but was full of oil.

The Bush administration was the zenith of a neo-conservative movement that was led by blundering idiocy and arrogance. Starting wars of aggression padded with propaganda against a fearful American populous.

The writing was on the wall years before the 9/11 attacks, it took a special negligent administration not to stop them as a New York Times piece entitled The Deafness Before the Storm, via NYT:

That is, unless it was read in conjunction with the daily briefs preceding Aug. 6, the ones the Bush administration would not release. While those documents are still not public, I have read excerpts from many of them, along with other recently declassified records, and come to an inescapable conclusion: the administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed. In other words, the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it provoked, is not nearly as shocking as the briefs that came before it.

The direct warnings to Mr. Bush about the possibility of a Qaeda attack began in the spring of 2001. By May 1, the Central Intelligence Agency told the White House of a report that “a group presently in the United States” was planning a terrorist operation. Weeks later, on June 22, the daily brief reported that Qaeda strikes could be “imminent,” although intelligence suggested the time frame was flexible.

But some in the administration considered the warning to be just bluster. An intelligence official and a member of the Bush administration both told me in interviews that the neoconservative leaders who had recently assumed power at the Pentagon were warning the White House that the C.I.A. had been fooled; according to this theory, Bin Laden was merely pretending to be planning an attack to distract the administration from Saddam Hussein, whom the neoconservatives saw as a greater threat. Intelligence officials, these sources said, protested that the idea of Bin Laden, an Islamic fundamentalist, conspiring with Mr. Hussein, an Iraqi secularist, was ridiculous, but the neoconservatives’ suspicions were nevertheless carrying the day.

In response, the C.I.A. prepared an analysis that all but pleaded with the White House to accept that the danger from Bin Laden was real.--"  *REST IS HERE


PBS Frontline's piece, The Man Who Knew:


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Why I'm Voting Obama in 2012


Most of my close friends likely assume that my support for Obama was never in doubt.  After all, I worked my heart out for him in 2008, have sported his '08 campaign gear around town from time to time, and have had mostly good things to say about his presidency in public.  It has not, however, been a foregone conclusion.  I have privately flirted with third parties, I have made some sharp comments about his presidency from time to time, and have been active in non-electoral activism throughout his presidency.  I have serious issues with the guy: the failure to close Guantanamo Bay (yes, I know, Republican obstructionism, etc. etc.), I felt that for all of the good in it the Affordable Care Act was ultimately a giveaway to the health insurance industry, and I have seen him make woefully few attempts to rein in American imperialism abroad.

Nevertheless, I realize that we face an important election, and I cannot in good conscience allow Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to take the reins of power.  The following are the three primary reasons I will be voting for President Obama in November:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Why women don't need birth control

When there's a great alternative! "Legitimate Rape!"

 

Monday, August 27, 2012

John Yarmuth on Colbert

Aged, but aged well (2007). Love this throwback:

Lexington's August 'Stop the war on women rally'










And some pics:



























Thursday, August 23, 2012

If you missed the Tea Party in Frankfort, see it here

As well as the protest, Hillbilly caught footage of it: 


Click here:

Brace yourselves, political ads are on Lexington airwaves


Here are 2 of my favorites:



Saturday, August 11, 2012

Obama's campaign response to the Paul Ryan pick:


Paul Ryan luvs him some Ayn Rand

Can't wait till grandma here's his economic liberty is more important than her life:

via Joe:



And luvs him some big government too:


And some more on Ayn:

"[Christianity is the] the best kindergarten of communism possible.” -Ayn Rand

Friday, August 10, 2012

"GOP Says Coverage For The Uninsured Is No Longer The Priority"

NPR:  "GOP Says Coverage For The Uninsured Is No Longer The Priority"

Well, well. Big surprise, all your rightwing groups are now saying universal coverage isn't the issue in the healthcare debate but "cost" is.

In plainspeak, maybe remember the right is afraid once people are universally covered they'll vote for the people advocating their health.

"Conservatives cannot allow themselves to be browbeaten by failing to provide the same coverage numbers as Obamacare. To be clear, it is a disgrace that so many American families go without health insurance coverage. But we cannot succumb to the pressure to argue on the left's terms." - Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah

 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bill Maher's "Real Time,": Republicans at war with common sense.

Bill Maher's "Real Time,":  Republicans at war with common sense.

Fox News, no war on women?




Lawrence O'Donnell's take on Fox hypocrisy:



PBS releases 'Money, power and Wall Street'


 'Money, power and Wall Street' starting April 29th.


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Saturday, April 14, 2012

The oligarchs strike back, banks to spend big in 2012

Oh yes, the banks are striking back in 2012.  No more sitting on the sidelines, after the American Autumn they worked the legal system passing laws restricting protest, and let's not forget you can be strip search anytime you're detained in the criminal justice system.

Politico:

Big banks might have kept their heads down in 2010, but those days are over. A group of banks launched a super PAC to zero in on key congressional races recently. Earlier this year, financial services groups held a high-profile fundraiser for a candidate challenging a senior Senate Republican. And the industry is remembering its friends on Capitol Hill — shelling out cash to lawmakers who have consistently voted their way.

It’s a PR shift for banks, who lowered their profile after the widely unpopular bank bailout, which served as a rallying cry for the tea party.

But after President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill into law and the Occupy Wall Street movement amplified anti-bank rhetoric that even some Democrats in Congress picked up, it appears the industry has had enough. They’re taking a more vocal stand this cycle, and they’ve shown they’re willing to back up their talk with serious money — a scenario that should make both Democrats and some Republicans nervous heading into the summer campaign season.

“No one likes being kicked around, and there’s definitely that sentiment,” said Scott Talbott, senior vice president for government affairs at the Financial Services Roundtable, which represents the banking industry in addition to other financial interests. The banking industry has always been a major player in political spending, but its increasingly aggressive tactics are a sign that some in the industry want to pack more of a punch on Capitol Hill, particularly with the sweeping overhaul to the financial system still under way and with big legislative reforms on the horizon.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kentucky bourbon thriving worldwide

Bourbon thriving worldwide, good news for Kentucky.

 

Obama renews populist pitch on Buffet tax

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Food for thought



Saturday, April 7, 2012

Big surpirse, NRA just puppet of the right

CNN:


NRA expands its role from fight for gun rights to conservative causes


"Less well known is that the NRA has also helped ALEC spread other conservative laws that have nothing to do with gun rights.
ALEC drafts and shares model bills with state legislators to promote corporation-friendly and conservative social policy.
A watchdog group called the Center for Media and Democracy first documented the NRA's role in these bills with ALEC.
An NRA lobbyist, Tara Mica, helped shepherd a model bill that requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls. Many conservatives have pushed voter ID laws to prevent election fraud. Many liberals say these laws inhibit voting by minorities.
Mica also helped preside over ALEC's passage of the model bill that became the basis of Arizona's immigration law. That's the law that requires police to arrest anyone who cannot prove when asked that they entered the United States legally.
The NRA and Mica wouldn't talk with CNN, so it's not known whether Mica consulted with other NRA officials about the bills on voter ID and immigration.
ALEC also declined to answer questions."

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Chomsky: How the Young Are Indoctrinated to Obey

Alternet:

Forty years ago there was deep concern that the population was breaking free of apathy and obedience. Since then, many measures have been taken to restore discipline.



California is also a battleground. The Los Angeles Times reports on another chapter in the campaign to destroy what had been the greatest public higher education system in the world: "California State University officials announced plans to freeze enrollment next spring at most campuses and to wait-list all applicants the following fall pending the outcome of a proposed tax initiative on the November ballot."
Similar defunding is under way nationwide. "In most states," The New York Times reports, "it is now tuition payments, not state appropriations, that cover most of the budget," so that "the era of affordable four-year public universities, heavily subsidized by the state, may be over."
Community colleges increasingly face similar prospects – and the shortfalls extend to grades K-12.
"There has been a shift from the belief that we as a nation benefit from higher education, to a belief that it's the people receiving the education who primarily benefit and so they should foot the bill," concludes Ronald G. Ehrenberg, a trustee of the State University system of New York and director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute.
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Michigan begins dismantling unions, universal suffrage





How the US uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses

The oligarchical master respond to #OWS:

The Guardian:

In a five-four ruling this week, the supreme court decided that anyone can be strip-searched upon arrest for any offense, however minor, at any time. This horror show ruling joins two recent horror show laws: the NDAA, which lets anyone be arrested forever at any time, and HR 347, the "trespass bill", which gives you a 10-year sentence for protestinganywhere near someone with secret service protection. These criminalizations of being human follow, of course, the mini-uprising of the Occupy movement.
Is American strip-searching benign? The man who had brought the initial suit, Albert Florence, described having been told to "turn around. Squat and cough. Spread your cheeks." He said he felt humiliated: "It made me feel like less of a man."
In surreal reasoning, justice Anthony Kennedy explained that this ruling is necessary because the 9/11 bomber could have been stopped for speeding. How would strip searching him have prevented the attack? Did justice Kennedy imagine that plans to blow up the twin towers had been concealed in a body cavity? In still more bizarre non-logic, his and the other justices' decision rests on concerns about weapons and contraband in prison systems. But people under arrest – that is, who are not yet convicted – haven't been introduced into a prison population.
Our surveillance state shown considerable determination to intrude on citizens sexually. There's the sexual abuse of prisoners at Bagram – der Spiegel reports that "former inmates report incidents of … various forms of sexual humiliation. In some cases, an interrogator would place his penis along the face of the detainee while he was being questioned. Other inmates were raped with sticks or threatened with anal sex". There was the stripping of Bradley Manning is solitary confinement. And there's the policy set up after the story of the "underwear bomber" to grope US travelers genitally or else force them to go through a machine – made by a company, Rapiscan, owned by terror profiteer and former DHA czar Michael Chertoff – with images so vivid that it has been called the "pornoscanner".
Believe me: you don't want the state having the power to strip your clothes off. History shows that the use of forced nudity by a state that is descending into fascism is powerfully effective in controlling and subduing populations.
The political use of forced nudity by anti-democratic regimes is long established. Forcing people to undress is the first step in breaking down their sense of individuality and dignity and reinforcing their powerlessness. Enslaved women were sold naked on the blocks in the American south, and adolescent male slaves served young white ladies at table in the south, while they themselves were naked: their invisible humiliation was a trope for their emasculation. Jewish prisoners herded into concentration camps were stripped of clothing and photographed naked, as iconic images of that Holocaust reiterated.
One of the most terrifying moments for me when I visited Guantanamo prison in 2009 was seeing the way the architecture of the building positioned glass-fronted shower cubicles facing intentionally right into the central atrium – where young female guards stood watch over the forced nakedness of Muslim prisoners, who had no way to conceal themselves. Laws and rulings such as this are clearly designed to bring the conditions of Guantanamo, and abusive detention, home.
I have watched male police and TSA members standing by side by side salaciously observing women as they have been "patted down" in airports. I have experienced the weirdly phrased, sexually perverse intrusiveness of the state during an airport "pat-down", which is always phrased in the words of a steamy paperback ("do you have any sensitive areas? … I will use the back of my hands under your breasts …"). One of my Facebook commentators suggested, I think plausibly, that more women are about to be found liable for arrest for petty reasons (scarily enough, the TSA is advertising for more female officers).
I interviewed the equivalent of TSA workers in Britain and found that the genital groping that is obligatory in the US is illegal in Britain. I believe that the genital groping policy in America, too, is designed to psychologically habituate US citizens to a condition in which they are demeaned and sexually intruded upon by the state – at any moment.
The most terrifying phrase of all in the decision is justice Kennedy's striking use of the term "detainees" for "United States citizens under arrest". Some members of Occupy who were arrested in Los Angeles also reported having been referred to by police as such. Justice Kennedy's new use of what looks like a deliberate activation of that phrase is illuminating.
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Oh yeah, least we forget sometimes the police get the wrong person, oops!  Could be you, your innocent son, daughter, and/or significant other:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fox News, psychotically consistant

Maced students should be expelled.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Riots in Lexington over UK win

Let's tone this down just a notch or two people.  No doubt criminal charges will be filed, and God forbid someone gets killed.  People were injured yesterday and people threw bottles at police.  This isn't the image we really want to project to the entire world about Lexington Kentucky.




Wednesday, March 28, 2012

House Shoots Down Legislation That Would Have Stopped Employers From Demanding Your Facebook Password

Get it together GOP, what about all that talk about personal liberty?

Tech Crunch:


Well, that didn’t take long. A proposed Facebook user protection amendment introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives has already been shot down. The legislation, offered by Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter, would have added new restrictions to FCC rules that would have prohibited employers from demanding workers’ social networking usernames passwords.
The final vote was 236 to 184, with only one House Republican in support of the changes.
Had it passed, this amendment would have tacked on an extra section to H.R. 3309, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2012, basically allowing the FCC to step in to stop any employers who asked applicants for this confidential information from job seekers or employees.
The amendment to the bill was put forward following a series of media reports about this increasingly common practice, which recently caught the attention of the ACLU, and even Facebook itself. On Friday, Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer on Policy, Erin Egan, took a hard stance on the matter, reminding employers that not only was this a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, it could also put them in other legally troublesome situations, leading to things like discrimination complaints, for example.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We're all, like real excited about the game, but tone it down a little...

As a Wildcat it's really excited to play another Kentucky team in the final four, even Frankfort is a little too excited, but this is getting carried away.

It's not normal to see headlines like this one:

"Fist fight erupts between UK and UofL fans during Dialysis"

Healthcare mandate most likely to be struck down



However, it won't be ruled on most likely till 2014:

Go away Paul Ryan

When Fox News goes after you as a Republican you're beyond a radical policy.

Kentucky politicians lose their minds over the UK - U of L game




Here's the exchange between Jim Gray and Fisher:

"Gray called the bourbon produced in Woodford County by the Louisville-based Brown Forman Corp. "high octane ... which encourages fantasies."

In return, Gray gave Fischer bottles of Alltech's Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, which he said would help provide the "generous lubrication" that U of L fans will need to help their loss go down easier on Saturday."

Video of it here:

And some WEKU coverage:

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Now check out the senate floor exchange over at KET's website between Kathy Stein and Gerald Neil, skip ahead to around 18:00:

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Here's Louisville alum Howard Fineman's take on Kentucky I love this opening line:


WASHINGTON –- All of you non-Kentuckians out there have no idea what brand of deep-fried hell is about to break loose in the Bluegrass state this week and in the New Orleans Superdome Saturday.

Why? Because the University of Louisville Cardinals are playing the University of Kentucky Wildcats for the first time ever in a Final Four match-up of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Having lived in Kentucky, and having learned to love college basketball there, I can tell you that this game, in the minds of Kentuckians, is equivalent in magnitude to: Greeks v. Persians, Grant v. Lee, Voldemort v. Harry, Jesus v. Moses, Reagan v. Evil Empire.

It’s Armageddon, catered by KFC.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rise like Lions: a neat piece on #OWS

"Rise like Lions" a neat piece about #OWS:

Romney: Bush and Paulson saved economy with bailouts




Sure... Keep selling that "popular" narrative.

Maybe OWS and the Tea Party have a guy in common who they're really going to dislike as a candidate.  Strange days...

Buzzfeed:

"Hours after he secured the endorsement of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney credited his brother, President George W. Bush, with keeping the country from a great depression in 2008.
"I keep hearing the president say he's responsible for keeping the country out of a Great Depression," Romney said at a town hall in Arbutus, Maryland. "No, no, no, that was President George W. Bush and [then-Treasury Secretary] Hank Paulson."

With the economy turning around, Romney appears intent on denying President Barack Obama ownership of the recovery, as he's previously argued that any reduction in unemployment has occurred despite Obama's policies.

Romney's statement comes in the midst of a tough day for his campaign, following a self-inflicted wound by strategist Eric Fehrnstrom, who compared his candidate's shift to the general election to shaking an Etch-A-Sketch."

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Study of the brain, Conservative vs. Liberal

Noted:




Link found here:

Taibbi on BOA, the zombie bank that won't die

Taibbi:


At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big to Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless fraud and criminal conspiracies we'll all be paying for until the end of time. Did you hear about the plot to rig global interest rates? The $137 million fine for bilking needy schools and cities? The ingenious plan to suck multiple fees out of the unemployment checks of jobless workers? Take your eyes off them for 10 seconds and guaranteed, they'll be into some shit again: This bank is like the world's worst-behaved teenager, taking your car and running over kittens and fire hydrants on the way to Vegas for the weekend, maxing out your credit cards in the three days you spend at your aunt's funeral. They're out of control, yet they'll never do time or go out of business, because the government remains creepily committed to their survival, like overindulgent parents who refuse to believe their 40-year-old live-at-home son could possibly be responsible for those dead hookers in the backyard.

It's been four years since the government, in the name of preventing a depression, saved this megabank from ruin by pumping $45 billion of taxpayer money into its arm. Since then, the Obama administration has looked the other way as the bank committed an astonishing variety of crimes – some elaborate and brilliant in their conception, some so crude that they'd be beneath your average street thug. Bank of America has systematically ripped off almost everyone with whom it has a significant business relationship, cheating investors, insurers, depositors, homeowners, shareholders, pensioners and taxpayers. It brought tens of thousands of Americans to foreclosure court using bogus, "robo-signed" evidence – a type of mass perjury that it helped pioneer. It hawked worthless mortgages to dozens of unions and state pension funds, draining them of hundreds of millions in value. And when it wasn't ripping off workers and pensioners, it was helping to push insurance giants like AMBAC into bankruptcy by fraudulently inducing them to spend hundreds of millions insuring those same worthless mortgages.

But despite being the very definition of an unaccountable corporate villain, Bank of America is now bigger and more dangerous than ever. It controls more than 12 percent of America's bank deposits (skirting a federal law designed to prohibit any firm from controlling more than 10 percent), as well as 17 percent of all American home mortgages. By looking the other way and rewarding the bank's bad behavior with a massive government bailout, we actually allowed a huge financial company to not just grow so big that its collapse would imperil the whole economy, but to get away with any and all crimes it might commit. Too Big to Fail is one thing; it's also far too corrupt to survive.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Moveon's 'War On Women' video:

Moveon's 'War On Women' video:


Monday, March 12, 2012

Pat Robertson: Tornadoes in Kentucky caused by lack of prayer

Yeah, that's right, and this isn't an Onion article.  Here's the new right wing lunatic that'll be on my radar.

So this toddler and her entire family who died in this storm were just a bunch of heathens.

Leo Fatlip:



He said that the storms weren’t a malicious act of God and instead turned it around on the victims, asking, “why did you build houses where tornadoes were apt to happen?” [...]
Robertson continued that the tornadoes may not have happened if people had prayed for divine intervention, “If enough people were praying He would’ve intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms.” He also told people who live in areas prone to natural disasters that it’s “their fault, not God’s.”
But come on, does anyone really take this lunatic seriously anymore? I mean, you’d have to be completely insane to court him and give him any attention as a real public figure worth…

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Afghanistan slaughter video

Get us the hell out of these countries:


Rush/Republican meltdown, Dems have 25 pt advantage on R's with women

Well oh well, it appears we've found something of a lightning bolt issue in regards to women's reproductive health, so say this new Washington Poll that gives him a 25 point advantage with women and the exodus of advertisers from Rush Limbaugh's show, m'yeah, try like over 141 groups, including the United States Army.

Raw Story:


"A memo being circulated by the distribution company behind Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh has revealed a massive flight from Limbaugh’s program in the wake of his offensive comments about a Georgetown law student.
The companies include major corporate players like Sony, British Petroleum, McDonald’s, NBC, Toyota, Subway, Lowes, Autozone, Geico, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, State Farm, IBM and many others.
And in a surprise reveal, it appears that the U.S. Army is among them.
Activists have been pressuring corporate advertisers to withdraw from Limbaugh’s show after he called a woman a “slut” and a “prostitute” who should publish sex tapes online if she obtains contraceptive coverage from her private insurance policy.
Even Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), who chairs the Armed Services Committee, was leaned on by activists calling for Limbaugh to be taken off the Armed Forces Network. Levin said he would like to see Limbaugh off the network as well, but the Pentagon has not yet initiated a review. Levin added that Congress should not get involved, saying that he hopes the administrators of the Armed Forces Network will see just how offensive Limbaugh’s is and take it off the air.
In all, 141 advertisers have left Limbaugh’s show so far, but just 50 were known before the memo surfaced. It shows that 91 additional companies have ditched not just Limbaugh, but right-wing radio talkers altogether, including Limbaugh acolytes Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. Limbaugh is often cited as the unofficial voice of the Republican Party."
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