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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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Monday, June 20, 2016

Two Donald Trump Supporters Walk Into a Bar...



Friday, June 17, 2016

Donald Trump Pledges Allegiance to the Flag



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

If Another Mass Shooting Should Occur...



Monday, June 13, 2016

Counting the days 'til the Election...



Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Can Donald Trump get a Fair Trial?



Friday, June 03, 2016

Payday Lenders: Building a Better Mousetrap



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Thursday, June 02, 2016

If Elizabeth Warren Really Is Pocahontas...



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Friday, May 27, 2016

Scary Thought: Is Bernie Sanders the New Ralph Nader?






I still like Bernie better than Hillary, but I'll be voting for whichever one gets the nomination.  We can NOT allow the Great Nightmare of 2000 and 2004 to happen again in 2016:



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