Tuesday, January 31, 2012

British Tourists Tweet Causes Homeland Security Freak-Out

British Tourists Barred From Entering U.S. Over Tweet About ‘Destroying America’. Except 'destroying" is British slang for 'having a good time'. Don't know what's worse the way that homeland security acted or the fact that they're capable of monitoring your tweets and then tracking your movements.
 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fly My Arrogant Jingoistic Ass To The Moon

 

How fucking jingoistic-ly arrogant is it of Newt Gingrich to say he wants to turn the moon into the 51st US state? No wonder the rest of the world thinks we've lost our minds. Maybe he should check out the legality of that first.  Here's the international treaty language on the uses of outer space: 
"Outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, are not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About The Mortgage Fraud Task-Force And Why It May Be Design To Fail

David Dayen of firedoglake and Sam Seder discuss President Obama's State of the Union Address, the overall problem with underwater and foreclosed properties and whether New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will sell out on mortgage fraud.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An Open Letter To Occupy Seattle - This Is How It's Done!




Dearest Occupy Seattle.
“We do have a grand strategy, Nonviolent movements shift power by attacking the columns that hold the power structure in place. Those columns are the military, police, media, business, workers, youth, faith groups, NGOs and civil servants. Every time we deal with the police, we have that in mind. The goal is not to hit them, hit them, hit them and weaken them. The goal is to pull people from those columns to our side. We want the police to know that we understand they’re not the 1 percent. The goal is not to get every police officer, but to get enough police so that you have a division.” Kevin Zeese, Occupy Wall Street Protester

It's time to move from a cop hating anarchist dogma centered occupation to what the actual occupy wall street movement was really about, i.e., love, compassion, understanding, a new way of thinking, ending war, empathy, protecting the environment, truth, economic justice, election reform, HOPE.

Broaden your freaking creative thinking horizons for god's sake.

Love,

The sympathetic middle class



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Keystone Job Numbers BS - Only Number That Counts 240 House Members 42 Million From Big Oil

The jobs creation numbers are bullshit. The only numbers that count are the head count of the oil industry's bought and sold politicians in the House of Representatives.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Obama's Real Nightmare - The Chinese Speaking Mormon Guy



Pretend your a independent voter for a second. If this guy got the Republican nomination Obama would have a real fight on his hands. I don't see the President having a problem with Mitt or the rest of the field of right-wing wankers. Lucky for Obama Huntsman is far too smart and reasonable for the wing-nut GOP electorate too. He's sort of reminds me of the old school Republicans I remember from my youth.

But one must remind oneself he is also a conservative on many important issues including health-care,  which he wants to make a State issue. He talks about repealing Dodd-Frank but also talks about getting rid of "to big to fail" banks. He also would withdraw troops from Afghanistan apparently, and seems very secular on many family value and social issues, choosing to be a Libertarian-lite version of Ron Paul on what's going on in your underpants or in your bedroom.

Underwater Mortgages 'Like Katrina Without The Water' But There's A 'Win-Win" Solution




The National People Action coalition with help from locally based groups we love like the Backbone Campaign  have proposes an unique "win win" solution to the underwater mortgages crisis that would allow people to remain in their homes and at the same time actually stimulate economic recovery and create up to 1 million jobs across the country annually. But it would requrie the Obama administration to take on Wall Street and the banks. It's the bailout of the middle class that should of happened already.