The Department of Don't Say You Weren't Warned
This is a re-post from 1-10-11. Almost a year ago. With the ever-increassing militarization of our government Gitmo as of this month has become all the more profoundly entrenched and revitalized. Conveniently useful now for internment of our own most heroic citizens of conscience who can (and will) be declared "belligerent" on the "say so" of someone in the administration and then efficiently and unconstitutionally (but that doesn't matter to the President and the vast majority of Congress) "disappeared" there (or elsewhere) forever without right and access to legal support and protection.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read more about Barbara Quintiliano and Andy Worthington on Gitmo: "The Citadel of Shame" (re-post)
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) raises the issue of emerging oligarchy, based on wealth inequality, taking control of democracies worldwide through a small global elite composed of the very rich, powerful corporate executives in financial multinationals and other global conglomerates, and their allies in international financial organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Read more about Ruck.us and the Emerging Oligarchy
[Re-post from 11/10/2010]
The Bush and Obama regimes have made Swiss cheese out of the U.S. Constitution. Now it’s apparently time to say goodbye to the First Amendment and a big hello to the United Police States of America.
They say the final stage of the slippery slope -- the fast hardening of soft fascism -- escalates really fast. (Incidentally, Jon Stewart, why should I use my “inside voice” while I am being raped of my civil liberties?)
Ron Jacobs in CounterPunch makes the chilling comment: Read more about In Obamaland Assume Ostrich Stance or the FBI Will Come A-Hard-Knuckle-Knocking On Your Door!
an open letter to President Barack Obama
from his Primary Challenger, Aldous C. Tyler
Greetings, Mr. President,
When I consider where this nation was four years ago, I can’t help but shake my head and smile at how things have actually turned out. At this point back then, the only real question in Presidential politics seemed to be who would get the Republican nomination for President to run against Hillary Clinton, who was assumed to be predestined for the Democratic nomination. Those of us who even knew of you, sir, had no real hope of getting you past the Clinton election machine, it seemed. Read more about A Matter of Trust: Why Don't Democratic Leaders Believe in Democracy?
Let me let you in on what I am up to:
President Obama is being challenged in the Democratic Primaries and Caucuses. That's right; someone is stepping up to hold him accountable for his lack of progressive and liberal vision and leadership.
Is it Dennis Kucinich? No. Alan Grayson? I could only wish, though I am glad to see him running for his former seat in the House. We'll need champions like him in there.
No, it's me. *I* am challenging the President. So, naturally, you want to know who the hell am I to try something like this, yes? Read more about Obama Will Be Primaried
The Conference for a Constitutional Convention at Harvard Law School on September 24 and 25 was supposed to be an opportunity for the Left and Right to talk together about the possibility of ending our broken political system through a discussion of a new Constitutional Convention. Lawrence Lessig of Rootstrikers (http://www.rootstrikers.org/), represented the Left and Mark Meckler of the Tea Party Patriots (http://www.teapartypatriots.org) represented the Right. Read more about Conference for a Constitutional Convention
Disgraced Democratic Politicians Who Have Permanently Discredited Themselves Because they Advocate the Dismantling of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or Other Programs that Benefit 98 Percent of Their Constituents.
Part I of a Running Series: Emanuel Cleaver Edition
Why on earth should anyone in Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District who is under the age of fifty-five ever vote for this man, ever again?
Turns out space isn't quite as spacious as it used to be. These days it's cluttered with old satellites and whatnot, something like 16,000 separate hunks of stuff, roaming around unattended.
Fortunately, if anything bad happens, it's good to know we can count on the government to help fix it. Read more about Space Junk: Something New to Worry About!
Well, Rocky just sent the Ds a "Dear John" letter. The best part for me was this:
"Though he doesn't have plans to run for office, Anderson said he would be interested in working with others to form a new party." Read more about Former S.L. mayor Rocky Anderson divorces himself from 'gutless' Democratic Party
to SS. They will fight as best as possible, but feel they have to give in to guide the "cuts and restructuring" to save the program. Oh I forgot to mention that won't "allow" cuts to current recipients . LINK Read more about ABC news is reporting that AARP will "reluctantly" support cuts
(525 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
Jefferson Memorial -- police state response to dancing protesters.
On May 28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment's champion; a clear violation of their right to free-expression.