Department of What is WRONG with These People?
Land of the free.
It sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Just don’t try to exercise said freedom. That can come with serious helpings of intimidation and punishment. Pepper spraying, clubbing, incarceration.
Actually, thanks to our United States Senate this week -- with a stunning bipartisan vote of 93 to 7 -- you now can get efficiently and LEGALLY “disappeared” for exercising your HERETOFORE constitutional freedoms. Free speech. Assembly, etc.
Meanwhile, the REAL terrorists continue to get plenty of mileage out of the faux-War on Terror. It comes in handy for removing the rights and securities of any citizenry, even ours. Read below the fold...
1) #OWS opens an account at Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union, a local credit union, to hold donations.
2) The Vampire Squid sponsors a dinner held by Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union, which also serves the poor.
3) Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union honors Occupy Wall Street at the dinner
4) Goldman Sachs, which told the credit union it didn't want its name or money used to celebrate a protest movement known for placards like "Goldman Sachs is the work of the devil," took their money and left.
What a bunch of idiots.
G-20 Marked First Use of LRAD Technology on US Civilians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2011
PITTSBURGH - The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Karen Piper, a bystander who suffered permanent hearing loss after Pittsburgh police deployed a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) against protestors during the 2009 G-20 Summit. An LRAD emits harmful, pain-inducing sounds over long distances. Developed for use by the military, LRAD technology had never before been used against US civilians.Read below the fold...
Dick Harpootlian, Chairman of the Democratic Party in South Carolina:
I just attended this meeting in Chicago for two days with every member of the Democratic National Committee and big Democrats. There wasn't any Michael Moore there, there wasn't any Paul Krugman there.
The voice of the Democratic Party is far more moderate than you give it credit for. And to pull people like Krugman out and say he is a Democrat or he's a -- somebody associated with Barack Obama or his parties is absolutely wrong.
I am a former prosecutor. I put people in the electric chair. I have a gun. I believe in capital punishment. I believe in this war on terror. And I'm a Democrat.
Gee, how could this ever backfire? Read below the fold...
Mike Whitney declares:
This is Barack Obama’s economy now....
Obama's failure will likely result in political change that will deliver the White House to the GOP in 2012. Then the deficit hawks will control both houses of congress and the White House, and they will slash spending and push the economy into another Great Depression. This is not speculation. This WILL happen. Obama has made sure it will happen by shrugging off the warnings of every competent economist in the country, all of whom have said repeatedly that we needed more stimulus to lower employment, to reduce the output gap, to increase GDP, and to put the economy back on track.
Seriously? Are you freaking kidding me?:
Since 1979, China's family planning rules have barred nearly all urban families from having a second child in a bid to stem population growth. With no male heir competing for resources, parents have spent more on their daughters' education and well-being, a groundbreaking shift after centuries of discrimination.
Oh, that's great! Girls are really thriving under China's one-child policy. Excellent!
Except...: Read below the fold...
Last Saturday around 11:30 AM, I tuned in to his show on WCPT, "Chicago's Progressive Talk". About a minute in, he broke down and began whimpering, sobbing, and blubbing about the Supreme Court and how we just HAD to vote for Obama. I quickly tuned out. A cuppa McD's fine coffee later, the bad taste in my mouth was gone.
I suspect you could find a podcast, but I wouldn't recommend that as a good investment of time.
PS - I'm trying to shame him. Anyone think it will work? Read below the fold...