Submitted by Randall Kohn on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 2:48am
N.Y. bumped from 50-state foreclosure committee
By Brady Dennis, Published: August 23
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is leading foreclosure settlement negotiations with the nation’s largest banks on behalf of all 50 states, abruptly removed New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from the coalition’s executive committee Tuesday, saying he had “actively worked to undermine” the group’s efforts in recent months. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 3:00pm
Submitted by okanogen on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 1:53pm
No distinction needs to be made in the case of Pam Geller and Glenn Beck. They are both stupid, and they are both evil.
Our Lady of the Norwegian Jihad points out the real villains in the Norway attacks--the kids who were shot in the camp:
Utoya camp was not Islamist but it WAS something not much more wholesome (by our standards, at any rate).
It was a summer indoctrination camp run by Norway’s ruling Labor Party for up-and-coming children of the ruling elite.
Glen Beck was not far off when he compared it to the Hitlerjungend or Young Pioneers.
And huge props to Patriotboy for quoting the caption before it was expunged. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jcasey on Wed, 07/20/2011 - 1:08pm
Submitted by JuliaWilliams on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 10:03am
While it has now been revealed we are still "rendering" (love that word, reminds me of when I "render" goose fat) captives in secret Somalian prisons, the rest of the civilized world is watching and analyzing our system of laws and justice and finding us not only wanting, but very scary, indeed. Read below the fold...
Submitted by mahilena on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 11:51pm
In as much as I give credit to Ms. Rand for having survived the despotism of communism in Russia and the ill fated thinking that society is supreme to the individual, her work took her to the extreme of the opposit pole namely the "individual's supremacy over society" which ironically outlines a circle and cycle of despotic thinking: I rebel against all thought of the community's power over me and in doing so I then become the supreme entity over the community..which in turns leads to another form of despotism over and over again in a circular fashion. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sun, 06/19/2011 - 4:51am
First Amendment: Protects the freedom of religion, speech, and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government
Fourth Amendment: Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause Read below the fold...
Submitted by davidswanson on Mon, 06/06/2011 - 7:03am
When other nations' governments go off track, their people do something about it. In Tunisia and Egypt people have nonviolently claimed power in a way that has inspired Americans in Wisconsin and other states, as well as the people of Spain and the rest of the world.
Washington, D.C., is the weakest point in our democracy, without which state-level reform cannot succeed. Most Americans want our wars ended, our corporations and billionaires taxed, and our rights expanded rather than curtailed. We want our money invested in jobs and green energy, not a global military that can't stop itself. Our government in Washington goes in the opposite direction, opposing popular will on these major issues, regardless of personality or party. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 10:46pm
(523 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
I spent two hours last night protesting Henry Kissinger’s appearance at the 92nd St. Y in NYC. Kissinger is hawking his new 600-page book on American Chinese relations and in which he assuredly buffs, revises and rationalizes his lengthy and deadly role in global history. “Hawking” is the right verb for the aged but dangerous Mr. Kissinger.
There were about 60 of us. We caused a bit of a stir on a refreshingly mild and busy Tuesday evening as the pedestrian and vehicular traffic streamed along Lexington Avenue. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 05/30/2011 - 7:24pm
(525 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
Jefferson Memorial -- police state response to dancing protesters.
On May 28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment's champion; a clear violation of their right to free-expression.
Update: Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 4:30pm
Congress is voting today on the war in Afghanistan.
Call Congress today and urge your Representative to vote to cut off funding for the Afghanistan War. Support the Lee amendment as the strongest against the war.
You can call toll-free, 1-888-231-9276, thanks to the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Demand an amendment be adopted striking Section 1034, "Affirmation of Armed
Conflict with Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Associated Forces," completely from the bill.
Demand a serious debate about the Afghanistan War and tell your representative
to vote to immediately end funding for the war and occupation. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 3:05pm
I don't really mean to single out Gallup here. Well, I guess I do; but they're certainly not the only guilty party in the polling industry of doing what I'm about to rail against. Let's begin by stipulating that public polls cannot escape ideological and selection biases in how they frame questions and alternative closed end response choices. Nevertheless, if poll results are to be considered even minimally descriptive of public opinion, they must make a concerted effort to include multiple frames and not exclude response choices that go beyond the dominant ideology. After all what good are polls that channel opinion in pre-determined directions compared to those that allow respondents to express their own tendencies? Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 1:39am
(547 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
What is JSOC? Joint Special Operations Command.
I got that it was some kind of secret U.S. SWAT-team-like paramilitary program, ever growing and being unleashed onto scores of nations. I can't begin to imagine the breathtaking “black budget” it must suck up both crippling the welfare of the US citizenry and enabling it to wreak horror among non-US populations.
JSOC. Frontline addressed JSOC somewhat tonight about capture/kill operations in Afghanistan but not critically enough by a long shot. (Is it me or is Frontline getting more and more “careful” in its explorations?) I decided to do some fast googling. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Sat, 04/30/2011 - 3:08pm
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 1:20am
(562 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
So the disasters of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars are not enough for America.
And calling out for the assassination of a legitimate sovereign head of a country and encouraging civil war bloodbaths from our senior US Senators has gotten as American as apple pie! The blood-letting mood begun earlier by a craven corporate media and a mendacious administration demonizing Gaddafi and myopically generalizing and romanticizing the strange and troubling rebellion coalition challenging him. Once again in American media, profound truth black outs, this time of barbaric racist violence against non-Libyan Africans wrongly accused of being mercenaries. Read below the fold...