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Volcker Asserts US Must Trim Living Standard [The New York Times, October 17, 1979]

[Hat Tip Radio Show Host Thom Hartmann For Mentioning This Article Several Years Ago--Finally Found It!]

Just thought that it might be of interest. Today's "Grand Bargain" is just the culmination of years of planning by Washington's elite to lower Americans' standard of living. Read more about Volcker Asserts US Must Trim Living Standard [The New York Times, October 17, 1979]


Politics of Crony-Cowardism Landslides Politics of Courage!

“All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.” Gandhi

The majority of American voters compromised on fundamentals on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. They returned Obama to the seat of presidential power.

The Obama machine even managed to get Daniel Ellsberg and Bruce Springsteen to crony up for Obama.

Obama the war criminal. Obama the white collar corporate criminal.

Obama deserved impeachment long before this 2012 election. But we are living in what David Brooks labeled Post-Morality America. Read more about Politics of Crony-Cowardism Landslides Politics of Courage!

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Two of My "Tweets" Offended RT Live. I Can't Imagine Why.

I suppose these remarks could be considered not particularly constructive, but deserving of "banning?"

The one about the New Mexico Democrats was in response to Johnson bragging that 2/3's of the Democrats in New Mexico voted for him (for Governor). That was after he expounded on being the equivalent of 'a severe fiscal conservative.'

The second Tweet observes that "it took a Russian network to present the debate,." I thought that Tweet was fairly innocuous.


In my defense, I just figured out tonight how to use a "hash tag" to participate in a live Twitter feed. Guess I'd better learn to keep my sarcasm to myself. LOL! Read more about Two of My "Tweets" Offended RT Live. I Can't Imagine Why.

Someone 'should' do this

Saw 'The Madwoman of Chailliot' 'The Madwoman of Chailliot' last night and wish I had the graphics skills to lift the 'trial' SOLILOQUY(2nd MerriWeb definition) performed by Danny Kaye as the 'ragpicker' from the film and then substitute Romney for Danny Kaye in the graphic.
It is truly a perfect riposte to the Repub's rant about 'success' and 'business' and the last summation by Kaye is 'on point'(legalistic term meaning "Directly applicable or dispositive of the matter under consideration")

And I don't think doing such would encounter any copyright hassles as such would be considered sarcastic commentary of a parody. Read more about Someone 'should' do this


Why Mass Citizen Indifference to the US Police State Monster?

James Petras and Robin Eastman Abaya in “The Rise of the Police State and the Absence of Mass Opposition” take on the tragic phenomenon of our ever-expanding police state first under Bush and now Obama, along with why so many Americans have remained, especially under Obama, so very passive about the ominous threat to all of us and/or our progeny. Read more about Why Mass Citizen Indifference to the US Police State Monster?

Former Progressive Blog Wacks Out on Zimmermania!


TalkLeft until recently was a normal center-left board, but ever since George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense (Yeah, right.), the site and its owner have zealously pursued all aspects of the case. Front-page entries now include:

Zimmerman Investigator felt Peer Pressure to Charge
O'Mara Requests New Judge in George Zimmerman Case
Zimmerman Open Thread

And her latest

Tuesday Night Open Thread

has this fascinating intro: Read more about Former Progressive Blog Wacks Out on Zimmermania!

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John Carney's big idea

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‘Heart-wrenching’ Catch-22: Homeless families who turn to city for help find no rooms, risk child welfare inquiry

When Shakieta Smith, a homeless mother of two, called the District’s shelter hotline in March, she was told the city’s shelters were full — and then the intake worker added a chilling warning:

If she and her kids had nowhere safe to sleep, she’d be reported to the city’s Child and Family Services Agency for a possible investigation into abuse and neglect.

Family homelessness in the District has risen 74 percent since the downturn. Read more about Priorities

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Criminalizing homelessness


National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Across the country, cities are stepping up efforts to criminalize the public performance of simple, necessary acts of human existence such as sleeping and eating. According to our most recent national report on the topic, which surveyed 234 cities nationwide, 16 percent prohibit “camping” anywhere in the city.

Kos Regroups!!!!


Even as we speak, the troops are being rallied by this fine example of soul-stirring rhetoric:

Still "All In" For Barack Obama: Fired Up and Ready To Go Forward!

It starts with an admission of defeat, and an explanation of why we should all be proud of "our" Dems anyhow:

We got our asses truly kicked in Wisconsin. The fight was worth it, because there are things worse than a good ass kicking, such as quitting before the fight. Dems and labor could have surrendered, but they did not. They tried.

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Why I Voted for Ron Paul

Even though I disagree with his economics for the most part (my views are more in line with another candidate-- whom I will do a favor and not name-- who has a long record of supporting Keynesian economics), I just got back from voting for Ron Paul in the GOP presidential primary.

The reason I did is simply because Ron Paul is the only candidate who rejects the idea that the President of the United States has the legal authority to assassinate any or all of the People of the United States, something Attorney General Eric Holder had the balls to defend publicly... Read more about Why I Voted for Ron Paul

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How cabbies get ripped off on K Street


By now we have all read the story of the arrogant bankster who not only cheated a cabbie, but stabbed him into the bargain. I thought to myself that that would never happen here in the nation's capital, simply because the local oligarchs would worry that they might get caught, if not right away, it might come up at some future confirmation hearing.

So what is the Washington, DC version of this? I asked a cab driver: Read more about How cabbies get ripped off on K Street


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