19 Feb 2011

Missling’s Beef Part Deux

I’d have been happy to say nothing, and let Prof. Chomsky make the case, except for the three paragraph 100 words min. posting rule. Let me concentrate just on the initial 3 paragraph long comment: And there’s been a wave of propaganda over the last couple of months, which is

18 Feb 2011

Good News, Pups!

I have been attempting – from the pound, in bad form and with stylistic incontinence  – to convince the pups of the necessity to build bridges by pointing out all the footings already in place. The current intellectual constipation of the progressives is going to see the majority of what

17 Feb 2011

Nobody Goes To Jail?

Matt Taibbi has another one of his beautiful rants up at Rolling Stone: Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-isnt-wall-street-in-jail-20110216 Everything’s fucked up, and nobody goes to jail,” he said. “That’s your whole story right there. Hell, you don’t even have to write the rest of it. Just write that.”

16 Feb 2011

The Brutality of Banality

“So the next time you get in a debate with someone, consider what this article says and let people know how the corporate media is fucking with their brains.” — http://my.shadowproof.wpengine.com/ubetchaiam/2011/02/15/if-you-want-change-consider-this/ The article to which the quote refers is: http://www.alternet.org/story/149925/bill_moyers%3A_america_can%27t_deal_with_reality_–_we_must_be_exposed_to_the_truth%2C_even_if_it_hurts?page=entire I’d like to add another quote and link from Yves

15 Feb 2011

The Importance of Being Schumer

I’m wondering why anyone in their right mind would urge Americans to vote for Democrats. Ah, yes: better to be kicked to the curb with the left steel toed boot, than the right one. U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on the planned merger of the New

14 Feb 2011

We’re Facing An Existential Threat

The DLC recently folded into John Podesta’s little ‘progressive’ fascist factory – think progress! Then, ground our political compass into dust, yup. This, then, forces the ‘progressives’ to either embrace this steaming dump of crap, vociferously denounce Think Progress for what it is, or start calling themselves radical leftists. I

14 Feb 2011

A Thorn In The Side… Nader, Paul & Arundhati Roy

What has Nader ever done to the progressives – other than being too progressive – to deserve banishment to Fox, without so much as a peep of outrage being raised by the progressive community? How about Maddow and Nader for two weeks? How about getting behind that? How about Chomsky

13 Feb 2011

21st Century Democrats = Libertarians On Crack And Steroids

This post is still kicking, CPAC Chaos as Ron Paul Wins Straw Poll, and I must say I find the FDL stalwarts’ responses incongruous with the facts, effectively amounting to blinkered, knee jerk, unexamined claims on a non existent reality – astoundingly out of touch. What it amounts to is progressivism frozen

11 Feb 2011

“… What Lovely Sheep You Are”

When Americans hear that Mubarak may actually be the wealthiest person in the World, eclipsing Carlos Slim — do they applaud his enterpreneurship?  If they could fathom the abjectly immoral degree of corruption and connections required — to the black heart of our democracies — so as to become a Carlos

08 Feb 2011

Missling’s ‘Beef’

When one peels away all the layers of the onion – injustice, hunger, civil liberties, lawlessness, inequality, murder, mayhem, etc. – what’s left at the center is Empire in all it’s corporatist regalia. Each layer has it’s own committed constituency, and as the number of layers is very large, the