Who Hijacked Our Country

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Trump Promises to Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to America



Monday, July 18, 2016

Evolution Needs a Do-Over



Friday, July 15, 2016

What the Second Amendment REALLY Means.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Catch that?  “Militia” refers to the state-regulated slave patrols in the southern states, which dated back to the mid 1700s.  For just one example:  In Georgia, all plantation owners and/or their white male employees were required to be members of the Georgia Militia, which made monthly inspections of all slaves' quarters throughout the state, with the purpose of ferreting out any possible escapes or uprisings that them uppity slaves might be planning.

Here are some more links.

All righty then.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

If Nobody is Above The Law...




Meanwhile, the GOP will continue doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result:


Wednesday, July 06, 2016

What’s the Difference between the Koch Brothers and the NAACP?

Is this some sort of  trick question?  Wait, don’t tell me:  uhh…the Koch Brothers were a couple of brave civil rights protesters who were repeatedly beaten, clubbed, shot at, and attacked with fire hoses and police dogs in their tireless fight for civil rights during the 1950s and ‘60s.  The NAACP is a small shadowy group of billionaires who purchase elections — entire legislatures, for that matter — through anonymous multi-million-dollar contributions to phony “charity” groups that aren’t required to disclose their donors.

Did I get it???

The Koch Brothers — and other secret billionaires who want to keep operating and controlling Congress without having to identify themselves — are falling back on a 1958 Supreme Court ruling, NAACP v. Alabama.  NAACP v. Alabama was the ruling which allowed the NAACP to keep its membership list secret.  Because of, you know, lynching, firebombing, shooting and every other imaginable punishment of any Nigra who just might be gettin’ a little too uppity.

A lawyer for Koch Industries claims that there have been Twitter threats against the Koch brothers.  ooooohhhhh!!!!!

So far, this NAACP/Koch Brothers comparison has been upheld by a U.S. District Court judge, who stated:

[Americans For Prosperity and its employees and supporters] “face public threats, harassment, intimidation and retaliation once their support for and affiliation with the organization becomes publicly known.  And although the Attorney General correctly points out that such abuses are not as violent or pervasive as those encountered in NAACP v. Alabama or other cases from that era, [gee, ya think?!?] this court is not prepared to wait until an AFP opponent carries out one of the numerous death threats made against its members.”

[sigh]

This ruling has been appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit where, hopefully, logic and sanity will prevail.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

Happy Independence Day from Donald Trump



Friday, July 01, 2016

If Only the Benghazi Witch Hunt Really Would Backfire on GOP Inquisitors



Monday, June 27, 2016

Being Panhandled by a Billionaire





Friday, June 24, 2016

Republican Prostitutes Bending Over (Again!) for Oil/Mining Interests

GOP Kochsuckers (pardon the redundancy) are determined to steal America's public lands and turn them over to private/corporate owners for mining/fracking/cattle grazing — pretty much any purpose other than wilderness or recreation for the unwashed masses.   Hopefully Obama will veto any bill that has one of these sleazy amendments attached.

On the bright side:  There's a small but growing trend where people are leasing these public lands  — allegedly for drilling, fracking, etc.  — and then NOT doing any mining, fracking or any type of resource extraction.  If Abbie Hoffman were still here, he might call it “Steal These Drilling Permits.






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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Today’s GOP and the East German Government in 1989 — Note the Parallels

Paul Krugman nailed it in his column titled A Tale of Two Parties.  He says:

“Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell? Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become. It had tanks, guns, and nukes, but nobody really believed in its ideology anymore; its officials and enforcers were mere careerists, who folded at the first shock.”

And how does this compare with our own corporate-owned-and-operated Republican Party?

“The Republican establishment was easily overthrown because it was already hollow at the core. Donald Trump’s taunts about ‘low-energy’ Jeb Bush and ‘Little Marco’ Rubio worked because they contained a large element of truth. When Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio dutifully repeated the usual conservative clichés, you could see that there was no sense of conviction behind their recitations. All it took was the huffing and puffing of a loud-mouthed showman to blow their houses down.”

Today’s Republican Party is basically just a few billionaires who are in total iron-fisted control over their rank-and-file prostitutes/politicians who are scared shitless of saying the wrong thing or getting their talking points bollixed up.

The Democrats, on the other hand, are a loose undisciplined group of environmentalists, labor unions, anti-war groups, liberal social activists — you name it.  This is NOT an effective way to steamroll an unpopular agenda through Congress.  But this is what makes the  Democrats a lot more resilient against an attack than the house-of-cards-disguised-as-a-monolith GOP.

Paul Krugman closes with:

“…the Democratic establishment in general is fairly robust…the various groups making up the party’s coalition really care about and believe in their positions — they’re not just saying what the Koch brothers pay them to say…What worked in the primary [Trump’s attacks on his GOP rivals] won’t work in the general election, because only one party’s establishment was already dead inside.”

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