“Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama talks during movies. During a recent screening of The Dark Knight, Barack Obama irritated several pro-America patrons when he echoed the famous ‘Why so serious?’ line to his wife, Michelle, who hasn’t always been proud of being an American, much like the Joker. …
“Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama doesn’t use his turn signal when he merges onto a freeway.
In Europe they get 5 weeks vacation, fully-paid health care for everyone, generous pensions at an earlier age, full maternity benefits AND child care.
They get PROTECTION from poison in their food, workers getting injured by their jobs, companies dumping crap in their air and water, corporate scams and other general exploitation of the public.
They get some say in how big corporations are run, and the corporations BENEFIT THE PEOPLE.
When McCain complains that Obama is going to “spread the wealth around” … COMPLAINS about that!! I think maybe everyone in the entire country might just turn out to vote for Obama. Except a few, very few, fatcat corporate executives who are stealing everything they can get their hands on, at our expense. HELL yes, spread the wealth around! HELL yes!
Socialism — another name for things that work. Compare that to what we’ve had here for twenty or thirty years. Is there even a question? Sign me up!
Who is our economy FOR, anyway?
This is one — just one — of the sleaziest Republican smear/deceit ads this year. Sen. Dole in North Carolina hires a voice impersonator to sound like her opponent, to say “There is no God” in an ad, saying her opponent “took godless money.”
Wow. That’s really creepy. And Sen. Dole apparently thinks North Carolina voters are really, really stupid. Is she right?
One thing that comes out of this election: I think it has become pretty obvious what the Republican Party is about. They say nasty and things to trick people who don’t follow the news into voting for them, and then they hand over public money to a few wealthy corporation owners who fund all of this.
I think people are starting to become well-enough aware of this game to start doing something about it. ONE thing would be to stop allowing a few people to use corporate resources to influence our politics. It isn’t corporations that are the problem, it is this abiloity of a few people to access corporate resources and use them to subvert democracy.
For the past two months, a major American magazine and an allied news service have been engaged in a legal battle with the United States Navy over records that they believe show that John McCain once was involved in an automobile accident that injured or, perhaps, killed another individual.
Vanity Fair magazine and the National Security News Service claim to have knowledge “developed from first-hand sources” of a car crash that involved then-Lt. McCain at the main gate of a Virginia naval base in 1964, according to legal filings. The incident has been largely, if not entirely, kept from the public. And in documents suing the Navy to release pertinent information, lawyers for the NS News Service allege that a cover-up may be at play.
Please go read this short, powerful post by Max Cleland.
Max lost three limbs in VietNam. He was head of the Veterans Administration under Carter. Later he was elected to the Senate in Georgia. But in the post-9/11 fear-frenzy Saxby Chambliss, a Republican draft-dodger, ran Karl Rove ads saying Cleland was unpatriotic and a coward. Those ads, with a little help from voting machine problems, put Chambliss in the Senate.
Now Chambliss has a challenger, Democrat Jim Martin. And Max Cleland wants you to know his feelings about the race. So go read Max Cleland: Georgia On My Mind.
If you are in Georgia, or know anyone in Georgia, please ask them to read this, too.
Broken Securities Industry Still Has $20 Billion to Pay Bonuses.
I suggest that the day after the election we start a RECALL of ANY members of Congress who voted for the bailout package.
It did not have sufficient protections and guarantees for taxpayers. It just handed a ton of our money over to the Bush administration to do with as they pleased.
It didn’t limit compensation. It didn’t specify how the money was to be used by the receiving companies. It didn’t require that the public receive a voting share of control of the companies. It didn’t require that the public receive sufficient oversight of the process.
prescience (prĕsh’əns, -ē-əns, prē’shəns, -shē-əns)
Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight.
……………………………………………………………………….. Nouriel Roubini: I fear the worst is yet to come
When this man predicted a global financial crisis more than a year ago, people laughed. Not any more…
As stock markets headed off a cliff again last week, closely followed by currencies, and as meltdown threatened entire countries such as Hungary and Iceland, one voice was in demand above all others to steer us through the gloom: that of Dr Doom.
For years Dr Doom toiled in relative obscurity as a New York University economics professor under his alias, Nouriel Roubini. But after making a series of uncannily accurate predictions about the global meltdown, Roubini has become the prophet of his age, jetting around the world dispensing his advice and latest prognostications to politicians and businessmen desperate to know what happens next – and for any answer to the crisis.
This is one of my favorites from Max and the Marginalized: Hounds. Go read the story of this song.
Max does a song each week, and posts it. He feels that this way his music is current and meaningful.
It still takes a caller to call out the hounds. Wow. He nails it. Watch the video to see what I mean.