Monday, October 31, 2011

Wall Street's Tricks & Unequal Justice Must Come to an End

Boys down on Wall Street are up to their Tricks
Because there's always a way to put in the Fix
- Halloween 2009, Loudon Wainwright III

Theft of Property exceeding $1,000,000 in value is a Class X Felony. - Theft as described in 720 ILCS 5/16-1 (b) (6.3)

Theft of Billions garners Stadium Naming Rights. - Bank of America's Legal Code
Woe, be to the petty thief or criminal. Bruce Judson points out thousands of #Occupy Protesters have been forcibly and oft times violently beaten, pepper sprayed and then arrested yet the Bankers and Wall Street Criminals are not only not being paraded to jail in silver bracelets but continue to enjoy the financial fruits of their crimes.
Almost 3,000 people have been arrested for activities that caused minimal, if any, injury to our society. At the same time, no financiers have been arrested for blatant legal violations, probably including extensive fraud, which have led millions of people to suffer and have practically brought our great nation to its knees.
They went after Bernie Madoff only because he stole from the Rich. Remember the Rich operate by a different set of rules. And it's these Different Rules (i.e. Laws) which have allowed these Banking Criminals and DoD Defrauders to amass huge fortunes. It is NOT as the Republican Party would have you believe that Wall Street succeeds by superior drive, work ethic, motivation, talent and gumption.

Matt Taibbi points out Wall Street Hoods and Thieves aren't winning by working harder or smarter, they are getting ahead by Cheating and by paying off Policing agents and by rewriting laws to make their crimes legal.
[I]nequities are what drive the OWS protests. People don't want handouts. It's not a class uprising and they don't want civil war -- they want just the opposite. They want everyone to live in the same country, and live by the same rules. It's amazing that some people think that that's asking a lot.
For instance, the changes I would like to see are:

1) End Corporate Personhood.
2) Tax Capital Gains Income as Ordinary Income, increase and collect taxes from Corporate cheats like Verizon, Boeing, BP, and Halliburton, raise the top tax rate to pre-Reagan era levels.
3) Reinstitute the Stock Trade and Exchange Tax at around 0.25%. Make Banks and Wall Street gamblers pay for their own bailouts. We had one from 1914 to 1966.
4) Empower the Consumer Protection Agency, Security and Exchange Commission, DoD Oversight and any other committee which will enforce laws and actually regulate and hold accountable these corrupt Corporate Criminals.

But, despite the obvious appeal to natural law, US legal precedents, equal treatment, and economic fairness, the 1% are deploying their Rightwing Smear Merchants and handpicked Republicans to obfuscate, distort and Lie.

As every Conservative knows when the narrative doesn't conform to your bigoted rightwing views simply manufacture quotes, attribute them to your liberals and propagate them amongst the conservative blog-o-sphere. Meet Jeremy, 38 year old slacker from Occupy Toronto or Occupy Wall Street,
“It’s weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when it’s time to go, they’re still there. I guess that’s why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That’s the power of greed.”
Ha! Take that Marxist Libtards! Except like all things conservative it's a completely made-up quote from a "satirical" (rightwing code for Lies) piece written by Mark Schatzker.

Of course, that didn't stop Rick Perry from repeating it at an erstwhile campaign stop, and from it becoming Internet Fact amongst Rightwing Liars.

The 1% are not going to stop. They have been oppressing people and stealing for so long, they hold it to be their Right. The Divine Right of the One Percent. We have a chance, a slim chance to reserve the flow and strike a blow against the Oppressor Class now. But, to succeed We the People are going to have to suffer beatings, smears, arrests and the indifference of those who cater to the Rich and Elite.

Don't back down, don't give in. Get off of the Sidewalks and Into the Streets!

Here's what the 1% think of the 99%, from Oliver Willis:
NY Times columnist Joe Nocera has revealed pictures from last year’s Halloween party for the Steven J. Baum law firm, a law firm that has been a key ally of the big banks in foreclosing on homes and evicting people. They represent Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. When people attack the Occupy protesters or President Obama or Democrats or Liberals for “waging class warfare” that’s because we’ve only just now joined the war. We’ve been under attack, from the inside, for a long time. We’ve only begun now to fight back.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

OccupyOakland as a case study in Shattering the 99%

Uh-huh, this towns full of money grabbers
Go ahead, bite the big apple, don't mind the maggots
Shadoobie, my brains been battered ~ Shattered, The Rolling Stones

"Christ this'll stain the Department for years."
L.A. Confidential
The images from the Police dispersing OccupyOakland apparently with tear gas, "flash-bangs", and shotgun fired beanbags rounds (all of which the Oakland PD deny using) are disturbing. But, not shocking. These actions are what the 1% want from Police across the country. The Police have always been tasked with keeping the Demos in line, mainly with petty criminal statutes but when necessary by mass arrests in sweep and clear paramilitary type operations. So, as in Boston and other cities the Oakland Police Chief and Command Structure have just ensured enmity between Police Officers and People for a couple decades.

As always Police Officers are put in the worst position, just like front line soldiers, because the Rich and Powerful REMFers never, ever place their "skin in the game". Just remember while the 4 am raids are going on, Racist Limbaugh is "Dreaming of Riots in Denver."

Now, the Occupation protests present a huge tactical and logistical nightmare for Public Officials and Police Officers. There is, unfortunately, a likelihood of crime occurring in these make-shift encampments. Plus, when one adds in the waste management and trash disposal issues, not too many cities want a shanty-town to grow up in their midsts. But, the thing that is really driving the massive arrests and violence against American citizens is the message they are bringing;
Stop catering to and enforcing the Whims of the Wealthy. Stop the Classacre upon the Middle and Working Classes.
The Big Picture success of OWS has been the shifting of the focus from austerity measures (i.e. The Massive Transfer of Wealth Upwards) and to addressing the struggle of the 99% and the terrible burden the Entitled 1% have caused with their blatant criminal greed and thievery. OWS has caused a fundamental shift, which the 1% are desperate to shut down.

But, to me the #OccupyRevolutions more impressive accomplishments are how, in less than a month's time, their experiment in direct democracy is succeeding, while also handling the day-to-day issues of food preparation & distribution network, internal security measures, medical services, trash removal and sanitation. As a Police Officer and a Big Government loving liberal I applaud their efforts to regulate, clean up, and police the area.

When I first went downtonw to OccupyChi, I was encouraged because some of those early members had already created a police liasion. It seemed the protesters had at least grasped the idea that working with the Police to accomodate small rules would help them avoid the crackdowns the NYPD and Michael Bloomberg were exerting upon OWS.

I thought eventually the OccupyChi Protesters and the everyday down-in-the-streets Chicago officers could work to ameliorate conflicts. It would bring together a positive police presence in the encampment whom the protesters could learn to trust.

It is my opinion that officers conducting spot checks, watching for plain sight crimes and roving meet and greet patrols, amongst the Protesters while they are on public property or in the early morning hours would have fallen under the standards established by the Courts in the Terry v. Ohio ruling (Terry Stops). It could have kept unsavory or criminal elements away from the Protesters and would not have been a violation of 1st or 4th Amendment Rights.

Well, this of course, was not to be as OccupyChi has twice been cleared from Grant Park after midnight raids from the Police. The repeated raids, sweep-and-clear mass arrests, destruction of property and iron fist tactics are not going to stop.

Now after such over-the-top brutal methods the Protesters will never agree to having small bands of roving officers wandering through their encampments. Once again the 1% have successfully parlayed the Us v. Them Game.

I DO NOT agree with and shall never agree with these type of tactics. Early morning raids, tear gas, mass detentions conducted on the Protesters for what amounts to a Municipal Park District Ordinance Violation is Unconstitutional.

But, what every Police Officer should realize is once the People are crushed, once the Middle Class is forever obliterated, once we are reduced to Wage Slaves chained irrevocably to be cogs in the machines of industry and war, only a small cadre of police will needed, the rest will be disposable.
In New Jersey, about 4,000 police officers have lost their jobs in the past two years (2009-2011), said Anthony Wieners, president of the state’s Policemen’s Benevolent Association.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Conservative Terrorist Attack: Bomb Thrown at the Occupy Maine Camp (plus a Tea Party Terrorist Attack you may have missed)

It's high time OWS and #Occupy realize that violence is coming their way. Arrests are just the first step. The Right Wing in this country will not tolerate their Lords and Masters, the 1%, being brought to justice.

And to that end, while the Faux News Lies, the Conservative Think Tank Smear Jobs and Republican Insults will continue, here comes the violence.

A Right Wing fanatic attacked the #OccupyMaine Camp around 0400 hours this morning.
Portland police Sgt. Glen McGary said the bomb was thrown into the camp’s kitchen, a tarped area where food is cooked and served. Protest organizers said the explosion lifted a large table about a foot off the ground.

"There was no fire . . . We had a good 20 feet of thick smoke rolling out from under the table," Wilburn said. They could see the "G" on the 24-ounce bottle and its orange cap, as well as bits of silver metal, she said.

Witnesses said a silver car had been circling before the attack, its occupants shouting things like "Get a job" and "You communist." They believe someone from that car threw the device, according to a statement from Occupy Maine.
Now, where have I heard this before?

These are Modern Conservatives; the violent willing dupes for the 1%. Ready and Able to conduct terrorist attacks for the Rich. The 1% want OWS and #Occupy stopped.

But, conservatives want a casus beli, which is why Faux News, Breitbart, Racist Limbaugh, Jim Hoft, Michelle Malkin and all the other Toxic Conservative Bloggers have declared the American Nazi Party and North Korea are with OWS. It's justification. Once the Right Wing has convinced their ignorant followers of the danger conservative terrorists will feel righteous and justified in attacking and murdering OWS.
"Bring it on. Because I know who’s on our side. They can only win a rhetorical and propaganda war. They cannot win. We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns. (laughter) I’m not kidding. They talk a mean game, but they will not cross that line because they know what they’re dealing with." ~ Andrew Breitbart
A brave Tea Party Patriot walked into a Salon...

Sadly, thisn't the start of a joke about libtards or leftists or feminazis it's the story of how a Tea Party Hero Scott E. Dekraai walked into a salon, wearing body armor, shot and killed his ex-wife and 8 other innocent people. Remember, just as Andrew Breitbart warned, the Tea Party members "have the guns".

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Corruption from the Military-Industrial-Complex! Boeing, Northrup-Grumman, Lockheed Martin among 37 Corporations Defrauding the DoD!

The U.S. Deficit was born and was raised in the Middle East. While much of the Republican Talk the last 2 years had been focused on curbing spending that goes to the poor, the sick, the downtrodden and the casualties of Capitalism, Mega-Multinaltional Corporations have received Trillions of dollars.

Besides the 10 Trillion Dollars allocated, over the last 10 years, to the Department of Defense for the Phony GWoT, guess what else the Corporations tied into the MIC have been doing? Rampantly defrauding the US Taxpayer. Fraud is a nice high-falutin' word for Theft.
Hundreds of defense contractors that defrauded the U.S. military received more than $1.1 trillion in Pentagon contracts during the past decade, according to a Department of Defense report prepared for Sen. Bernie Sanders. He called the report "shocking."

He said aggressive steps must be taken to ensure taxpayer dollars aren't wasted. "The ugly truth is that virtually all of the major defense contractors in this country for years have been engaged in systemic fraudulent behavior, while receiving hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money," said Sanders. "With the country running a nearly $15 trillion national debt, my goal is to provide as much transparency as possible about what is happening with taxpayer money."
37 Corporations received $1.1 Trillion Dollars in Corporate Welfare, aka Defense Contracts. But, that's not enough for these cheats and swindlers as these companies have all committed Theft on a scale usually reserved for Wall Street Bankers.

Since 2000, Boeing has paid at least $644 Million Dollars to settle Fraud complaints. Remember how Republican scum buckets Nikki Haley and Jim DeMint cried about poor poor Boeing being targeted by mean old Obama! Did you ever wonder why Boeing ran to the Republican Party to defend them when Boeing tried to undercut American workers? It's because these Corporations are the biggest thieves in History and they couldn't get away with it without the Guards of the System looking out for them.

It's long past the time, when Liberals and #OWS, recognize that our current Economic System has long been rigged to Transfer Wealth to a small Elite whilst simultaneously driving millions into Wage Slavery.

The 99% know that Capitalism is a sham and isn't working for them. But, despite the rhetoric about sunlight being best to defeat corruption, merely exposing the truth is not enough, the 1% and their rabid dog Republican defenders will NEVER surrender the enormous power and vast ill-gotten wealth their have seized.

We must be prepared to #Occupy for the long haul, we must be prepared to suffer preposterous lies, smears, arrests, and eventually Conservative Terrorist Attacks because while the Elite and their Right Wing Guards are prepared to do their worst, We the 99% must be prepared to do our best!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Capitalism Wills It! OWS or the Tea Party? Tear Down the Faux Capitalist System.

#Occupy is calling for those accountable to be brought to justice.

Justice would be the end to the current American Capitalist System, which can be better described as Neo-Feudalism, with all profits privatized and all loses subsidized. It's really that simple, the 1% have been cultivating a political elite (The Republican Party and Business-Friendly Democrats) who cater to their whims, use the power of the Federal Government to control the economy and transfer Trillions of dollars into the hands of a small cadre of politicos, military leaders, lobbyists, and multi-national Corporations.
A University of Zurich study shows 147 interconnected Corporations - mainly Banks - control 40% of the World's Wealth.
We have an increasingly stratified class system in America, the problem is so many of the 99% refuse to believe the evidence before their eyes and fall back on the comfortable narrative peddled by the Guardians of the Rich.

The Republican Party and the Right Wing has to put the focus on President Obama, or SEIU, or ACORN, or Teachers, or lazy minorities because the fact is the system they set-up and tended to, is a rotten evil one in which the 1% have now garnered a vast majority of the wealth of the Nation. The 400 richest own more wealth than 150 Million Americans. The 1% own 70% of all Corporate Stocks. Since the 1960's the mobility of Middle Class families has been downward.

Tax laws and Governmental policy has focused on shifting the burden of the Nation onto the Middle Class to sow dissent, drive wages, and living standards down in the Race to the Bottom.

However, such blatant theft and oppression wouldn't last long if the 1% didn't turn around and blame others for the theft. Hence the "welfare queens" rhetoric and the entire mythos the Right wing has been incessantly repeating for 30 years.

It's never been more clear the distinction than when a grass-roots up-rising of the 99% called for an end to the Wall Street Corruption and were immediately smeared, called Nazis and infiltrated by Right Wing Agent Provocatuers. It's difficult for many to drop what they've been spoon-fed by Toxic Right Wing radio, Faux News, and Conservative Think Tanks.

For decades these organizations have been focused on convincing a sizable segment of the population the problems, the regressive tax structure, the deference to the Rich, the stagnant wages, the loss of the industrial base, the inflation, the growing disparity and tremendous inequality between the Well-Off and everyone else, lies with individuals (mainly liberals and minorities) and not the corrupt system itself.

And that's where we find the Tea Party Dupes and Charlatans and the Republican Blame Barack Obama for Everything Campaign. Here is an excerpt from the most recent Tea Party Nation broadside against Socialism:
Resolved that: Our President, the Democrats-Socialists, most of the media, and most of those from Hollywood, have now encouraged and supported "Occupy" demonstrations in our streets, which are now being perpetrated across the globe, and which are being populated by various marxists, socialists and even communists, and are protesting against business, private property ownership and capitalism, something I thought I'd never see in my country, in my lifetime.

I, an American small business owner, part of the class that produces the vast majority of real, wealth producing jobs in this country, hereby resolve that I will not hire a single person until this war against business and my country is stopped.

I hereby declare that my job creation potential is now ceased.

"I'm on Strike!"
Reading the comments I came upon what, I think are plants but, could be the realization of decades of active disinformation,
The EPA needs to be closed. Think of the money that the government would save if it was closed. Think of the money that businesses would save if it were closed and their regulations were rolled back only those needed to keep our enviorment clean. You add closing the department of education and let the states educate their chrildren, close the department of energy that is not needed because the free markets. - Wayne Thomas Inman

You're singing my tune. We will reduce hiring anyway. With all the regulations, it's better to outsource, partner, or utilize the services of independent contractors. That's what four of my five startups are doing right now, and we will continue to use the services of only experienced, independent business people until one of three things happens. 1) We get a government that boldly gives us back our freedom. 2) The majority of small businesses agrees to conduct a tax strike and bring down the government unless the Congress commences immediately to impeach and expel every representative, every senator, every executive branch officer, and every federal judge who has failed to uphold the Constitution in accordance with the interpretation of those who ratified it. 3) Every business person agrees to ignore all unconstitutional regulations and to act as a group to put under citizens arrest any government official or agent who attempts to enforce the unconstitutional regulations. If we wait until the second or third option is necessary, we will also have to band together with armaments to defend our businesses against rioters and looters. Make my day! And let's keep the military on our side. - Ed Stoneham(note the double spacing after periods)

agree, 100% with Melissa; Obama is the root cause of killing jobs in America by his policies;
further, he is killing the coal industry, as well the oil and gas industry and this winter millions of Americans will pay for higher costs to heat their homes - Claire C. Benson
Close the EPA. Obama is killing the Coal Industry. The Free Markets shall save us! Don't hire or if you do "outsource". These are, Classic Capitalists. If the policies they hold to be true, cause suffering to their fellow man or takes their lives; So Be It! Capitalism Wills It!

It's what American Capitalism has always been, whether it be against the women workers at the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory, in New York City or the Miners in the Massey Energy Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. Capitalism has failed the 99%.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Portfolio is Bottoming Out while Banks are raking in the Profits

So, my quarterly financial investment portfolios came the other day. My modest 401k, 457 and Roth IRA all lost 20% of their value. Hurrah, the Free Market does everything better.

But, do you know who did not lose 20% of "their" money? Why the casinos we refer to as Banking Firms. These racketeers, gamblers, cheats, swindlers and criminals all reported Record Profits for the 3rd Quarter of 2011:
Bank of America: $6.2 Billion

JP Morgan Chase: $4.3 Billion

Wells Fargo: $4.1 Billion

Citigroup: $3.8 Billion
Where is all this money coming from? The Giant Banking Casinos are not investing in technology, they are not investing in small start-ups, they are not moving funds into the depressed areas of the United States.

What they are doing playing games shuffling electronic figures from one column to another and calling it business, conducting millions of stock-trades a second in High-Frequency Stock Trading, they're gouging people with transaction fees, they're placing "bets" and taking out hedged insurance claims on derivatives and commodities. If they guess right about a drop in the price of corn, they make money! But, no tangible good is produced. Additionally, BofA provides no benefit to the average American with his small savings account because BofA is currently providing an interest rate of 0.05%. As of the 11Q3, BofA has $53 Trillion in Total Derviatives and $1.5 Trillion in total assets.

But, wait a moment! Wow! It's appears, Bank of America has moved it's derivatives from Merril Lynch to a FDIC insured subsidiary Now why would they do that? Perhaps, because when the scope of their criminal toxic asset peddling and credit default swaps becomes known and the reckless gambling they've engaged in bottoms out, the Banksters will be bailed out once more by the American Taxpayer. Reagan Be Praised, for Government Bailouts of the criminal financial sector.

Just remember whom BofA has pledged, "to help out", with it's considerable profits :
Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom, errr... I mean Citigroup has agreed to pay a $285 Million dollar fine to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle a Fraud Complaint for their toxic housing market rebuilding scheme. Please scroll back up the page to refresh your memory that Citigroup posted a $3.8 Billion dollar profit in the 3rd Quarter alone.

Last year, Goldman Sachs paid a record $550 Million Dollar fine to the SEC.

It seems, part of the problem is the Banksters are still treated with respect because they wear sharp suits and cutting edge business fashion, we would all be better off, if Banksters had to wear the traditional garb of the people they are behaving like; The Yakuza. Wouldn't you be more wary of the corrupt gambling banking institutions if they were sitting around in the elaborate ceremonial diapers.

But, listen! A few Republicans say Homeowners should get some help. What a crock of shit! After transferring Trillions of tax payer dollars upwards to the off-shore bank accounts of Warmongers, Thieves and Murderers. The Republican Party and the Business Friendly Democrats are trying to avoid the backlash of the 99%, by throwing the Middle Class a gnarly, cracked, meat-stripped bone, in the hopes the people will continue to support the Wall Street Swindlers and the Yakuza-Banksters who have nearly sucked all the marrow out of the bones of the USA.

It's because the 1% desire that last little bit, the last morsel, Social Security and the Post Office. If the Republicans succeed in taking control of the White House and the Senate the push to privatize the money-making aspects of the Post Office will be un-stoppable, and the Trillions of Social Security will be neatly rolled into Wall Street where the natural flucuations of Free Market will ensure a few thousand people can steal those funds and funnel them into a secret UBS account in Switzerland.

No more Bank bailouts. Bring back the SEC transaction tax, you make Hedge Bets, you conduct High-Frequency trades you pay a fee per each stock moved, each commodity leveraged. Move Your Money to Your Local Credit Union or Small Town Bank!

Related - Here's what I had to say about Wall Street, the Republicans and the 99% in April 2010:
Capitalism is... Socialism for the Rich.

Now the American people want Banking Reform and who stands with the Wall Street Thieves and against Main Street Americans? The Republicans. The Republicans will not let Congress and President Obama endanger the institutional Thievery which the Republican Party was created to cement into law and protect at all costs.

This is fortunate because since the Reign of Chickenhawk Reagan the Republicans have gotten away with their anti-human plans of financial deregulation to destroy and Impoverish the American Middle Class. Because the Klepotcrats in America who control the Republicans want all American workers ground down to the level of the powerless in Indonesia or Guatemala. Republicans want Americans to work and die once their "productive" years are done.

Ask yourself: Who wanted to roll Social Security into Wall Street? The Republicans. Why? So Wall Street could steal those funds as well. Who during the midst of the Bush/Cheney Depression wanted to destroy Social Security and Medicare? Michele Bachmann and the Republicans. Why? Because Michele Bachmann wants Americans to die when they get old.

Republicans act as the attack dogs for the Wealthy and their conservative slime merchants gleefully absorb the message and willfully propagate it to delude themselves and others.

How do the Republicans get away with their anti-human plans? They've done an excellent job of dividing Americans by religion and race and by non-stop lying.

For years the demographics allowed Republican victories but now more and more Americans are aware there is a club and 99% of the American People aren't in it. The American People have seen that the Republicans serve a gaggle of Kleptocrats who view their supporters as nothing more than paving stones for their luxuries.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rampant Socialism in the USMC

"War is a racket. It always has been. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes." ~ Major General Smedly Butler, USMC

"This is our time in our generation to change the greed that is in America.” ~ Sgt Shamar Thomas, USMC, from an interview with Keith Olbermann on Current TV
Unfortunately, the US Marines are beset with rampant socialism. Worse still, many Marines, have bought into the marxist brainwashing and expect the Government to be their provider from Boot Camp to Battlefield to Beyond.

It starts early on when young Marines are indoctrinated in Boot Camp by receiving food, shelter and dental services. Even more unbelievably Marines have come to expect to have the cost of education covered by the Government. Education is not the Government's job! As the glorious Republican push to defund and eliminate public education shows, serving Marines should not expect the Government to provide them with a free education.

Well, the Corps is blessedly moving in that direction. The Marines were the first branch of the military to announce they are aiding military members by getting them off the Government tit by reducing "tuition assistance".
The Marine Corps announced Tuesday it has slashed tuition assistance by 75 percent for servicemembers who take classes on their off-duty time.
As every Republican knows public education is rampant with greedy teachers, low standards, and corruption. So, it's high time the Government stop funding these parasites, Marines included.

After serving the Marines just stick their hands out for a pension, which as everyone knows are unfair burdens on society, but unbelievably beyond that they expect free healthcare and dental care. Veterans have come to expect and rely on these Government VA Hospitals, when everyone knows they would be better off receiving one of Paul Ryan's patented Coupons for Care, with which they could go out into the godly-ordanied Free Market to haggle with healthcare providers for coverage of their TMI, PTSD and prosthetic limbs.

As Republican Marco Rubio clearly stated, Government healthcare has made Us weak and lazy!
"These programs have actually weakened us as a people. But all that changed when the government began to assume those responsibilities. All of a sudden, for an increasing number of people in our nation, it was no longer necessary to worry about saving for security because that was the government’s job.” ~ Marco Rubio.
And the last thing Marco Rubio wants is a weak and lazy Marine Corps. Because if the US Marines are getting this free Government Healthcare and tuition assistance; Who is going to protect the Republicans like Marco Rubio and his Rich Plutocratic Masters after Marines, like Sgt Shamar Thomas and myself, learn they've been duped into supporting Wall Street Murderers and Thieves?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Andrew Breitbart, his Minions and Conservative Toadies slandering OWS, OccupyChi and #OccupyTogether (Updated: Of course Faux News jumps aboard)

"Shut your face hippie." ~ Clint 'Gunny Highway' Eastwood
"Hippie? Ain't been no hippies around here for centuries." ~ Mario 'Stitch Jones' Van Pebbles
For a few weeks, The #OccupyTogether Revolution had the majority of Rightwing flummoxed. Most Conservatives had no idea how to attack the movement. They did know they hated it, but they're weren't sure why or how to pigeon-hole and fix their enemy for destruction. But, now we have the Big Conservative Attack; Andrew Breitbart, Pajamasmedia, and every Major Righwing Blog are running with the OccupyRevolution are Nazis, Communists and Anti-Semites.

Here's the headline which the Rightwing Toadies to the 1% are running with;
Nazis and Communists Throw Their Support Behind Occupy Wall Street Movements
Because what better narrative to use then the Soviet Politburo and Hitler are behind holding the Wall Street Criminals to task for their crimes.

It should come as no surprise that conservatives, the kowtowing butt-kissing servants to the Rich and Powerful, would seek to minimize, degrade and attack the People. Immediately, the simple position was to rely on the Dirty Stinking Hippie mystique which the Right has been running with for almost 50 years. And of course, many simply fell back on the belief that President Kenyan Marxist Teleprompter Obama is responsible for eveyrthing wrong in the US and that the Republicans War on the Middle Class at the Behest of their Moneyed Masters has never existed.

Andrew "I'm going after education. After the Teachers and Union Organizers Next" Breitbart, the paragon of running with doctored, misleading and outright false videos, has taken on the task of slandering and smearing the OWS. His BigGovernment site has now devoted dozens of his paid minions to blog non-stop about the OccupyChi and other Occupations. His narrative is to declare the OWS in league with Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi Groups. From Joel Pollack @ Breitbart's BigGovernment website,
Pajamas Media recorded similar, and worse, statements at Occupy LA. The main Occupy demonstration in lower Manhattan has also seen numerous, well-documented examples of explicit antisemitism. That is alarming, given the explicit anti-Jewish hatred on display at Occupy rallies across the country.
Other conservative disinformation sites, The American Spectator for example, have also taken it upon themselves to smear and slander OWS and #Occupy. It's de rigueur for the Right to throw up as many bullshit stories and as many smear jobs as possible knowing, 'All of the people will be fooled some of the time' and 'Some of the people will be fooled all of the time.'

Just as when Republicans rammed through the Iraq War and the Patriot Act, the Rightwing has fallen solidly in line declaring those who oppose the 1% are Anti-American, Anti-Semites, Communists, Socialists, Nazis, Marxists, Terrorist Appeasers, Rawr!!! Anyone who is against the systematic and rampant Wall Street crime and corruption is actually against America. It's what the Right does every time.

But, despite the worst efforts of the Breitbart and his ilk, by an overwhelming majority, the American People know that Wall Street and their wholly owned Republican Party are responsible for the economic calamity. The Top 3 causes of the Republican Depression are:
1) Investment Firms and Banks making Risky Loans and Investments,
2) American Companies not investing in creating jobs in America,
3) The Economic Policies under former President Bush, including tax cuts for the wealthiest families.
So, while we know the attacks by the Rightwing Smear Merchants shall never cease, their hatred for the Working Classes shall never be abated and their defense of their Plutocratic Lords shall never wane... We the 99% will march on.

Faux News is now solidly behind #Occupy and OWS = Nazis and Anti-Smeites.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Boss's Day! What the Rich Want (and no it's not Capitalism)

The Aristocrat Choir sings 'What's the Ruckus?' ~ Bu$hleaguer, Pearl Jam
Hookers & Blow and a pliant Government which will privatize the money making elements of the Government, slash any regulations or laws which curtail their rapacious theft of resources and wealth, turns a blind eye to their malfesance and doesn't enforce laws or restraints upon them, and keeps the working classes mired in a divise sea of acrimony battling it out over non-issues while the wealth of the world flows upwards.

The 1% wants a Free Market, defined as one in which they can do whatever they damn well please. For all the chatter and typing about this, that or the other of the DC class, this is what they want.

The Very Rich are also publicly miffed that their bought, signed sealed and delivered Political Class are not more rapidly enforcing their Just Demands. Recently, the Banksters offered a broadside to New York Times reporters Nelson Schwartz and Eric Dash,
A veteran Banking Executive declared, "It's not a middle-class uprising. It's fringe groups. It's people who have time to do this." A Hedge Fund Manager stated, [H]e was disappointed that members of Congress from New York, especially Senator Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, had not come out swinging for an industry that donates heavily to their campaigns. “They need to understand who their constituency is,” he said.
Wall Street, like the criminal mobsters they are, then spelled it out clearly, "If you want to keep having jobs outscourced, keep attacking finiancial services."

Just give in to the Free Market and everything will be better, Just get rid of Obama and you get menial jobs. Keep Obama and no jobs for you. Just do everything we want and maybe we won't steal your social security. Just keep accepting more and more hours of work, fewer benefits, no vacation, no pension, no healthcare, no future, no hope...

As for President Obama it doesn't matter how much he gives, how many concessions he agrees to, how much he tries to accommodate them, it doens't matter how many Little Wars he starts, it will never satiate them, because they still harbor the fear he may not fully prostrate himself before them as they have come to expect and now demand.

What the Rich and their Policitcal allies have created is a Prision. They have the perfect government which caters to their every whim, constantly divides the people over the same non-issues, Race, Abortion, Sexuality, while it ensures Trillions in Wealth and all Power stays in the grip of the 1%.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

How do you stop OccupyChi? Free Speech Zones and Arrests.

When the people peacefully assemble and question the entrenched power structure you will find there are hundreds of ordinances and rules in place to ensure you can be removed for the sight and sound of The Demos is an affront to the 1%

OccupyChi is just the latest protest to be taken out via a local ordinance when 175 peaceful American citizens where denied their Constitutional Rights because they conflicted with the Rights of the 1% to enrich themselves on the blood and bodies of the 99%. The Chicago Police justified the arrests because,
“They were in park property after hours,” said CPD Officer Robert Perez. “There is a municipal ordinance that nobody is allowed in the park after 11 pm.”
Rania Khalek has a breakdown of the anti-1st Amendment "laws" used to crackdown on the 99%.

Perhaps the Republicans in Congress who dramatically staged a reading of the expedited conservative constitution on the house floor can address the nation with their grave concerns the Rights of the People to Free Assembly are being trampled upon?

No? Well, why not? Why oh why would the Republicans be against the OWS and OccupyTogether protests? Why would the Republicans call We, the People a "mob" and proclaim we are "against freedom". Quite simply because the 1% controls every single Republican in office.

Where are the Tea Party "Patriots" on all this? Where are the anti-government Militias? Where are the so-called Oathkeepers? Where are the Libertarians? Where are the Objectivists with their hatred of Government and their absolutist position against the Intiation of Force? Is ANYONE surprised the Protests against Rampant and Institutionalized Greed and Theft are being supressed? Is ANYONE surprised the RightWing fascists and conservatives stand with the Thieves and Swindlers and against the 99%?

Every single group I mentioned are full off liars, dupes and charlatans. They gladly mouth words of Freedom and Rights and their Love of the Constitution, but are nothing more than hollow organizations devoted to the suppression of the People and the defense or enrichment of the 1%.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

OccupyAmerica Know Your Enemy

My telephone rang one evening, my buddy called for me
Said the bankers are all leavin', you better come round and see
It started revelation, they robbed the nation blind,
They're all down at the station, no banker left behind. ~ Ry Cooder
The OccupyAmericaRevolution is now a fact. It's not going away. Now everyone in the 99% needs to know who is with them and who will fight and defend the 1% and the Criminals and work to hide and obscure their crimes and lies.
We are the 53%?
Erick Erickson has started a counterrevolution. 53%? Erickson is selling himself short! He's a 100% puffy-faced chicken hawk blogger CNN contributor! Erickson is best known for calling Supreme Court Justice David Souter a "goat-fucker". But, Erickson's 53% tumblr is an extraordinary exercise in hatred of the poor and punch-a-hippie. First, read Gawker's breakdown of the couple hundred dupes who believe the conservative liars like Erickson. And then notice Erickson uses himself as image #1. He starts by writing I work 3 Jobs. And what are the 3 jobs? What are the back-breaking, labor intentsive, mandatory overtime, herculean tasks Erickson must face everyday? Blogger, CNN contributor and Radio Host. That's all whole lotta sitting on his expansive deriair "working"!

However, in light of the Right's new found vocal support for the Police, in an attempt to set them against the 99%, it should be noted just a scant two years ago, while on the Macon Georgia city council, Erickson wrote this: I'm thinking I’ll have the City Attorney draft me legislation to dissolve the police department. Why? Because 130 officers expressed interest in forming a Union. Erickson is just another "goat-fucking" defender of the Rich and Powerful and a typical rightwing asshole who lauds the police when they need them for rousting out hippies, but then cuts off their pensions and dental insurance when times aren't dangerous.
Republican Outirght Calls for Violence against OccupyRevolution:
Republican Steve Frank, Covington, Kentucky City Commissioner declared, "Turn Out the Lights on the Occupiers, I feel like going Taliban on them!!!" When asked for clarification Franks said, "I am resisting the Occupiers and very proud to be a 1%’er."
Punch-A-Hippie still en vogue:
The hippie horde attempting to mob and "occupy" Wall Street this week has a method to its madness. It's all about getting President Obama re-elected by employing classic Alinskyite tactics. Conservatives still can't get it through their heads It is not about Obama, other than to take him to task for aiding and abetting the Wall Street Criminals.
Conservative with a creepy stalkerish fixation on Michelle Obama.
Besides the totally not racist, keen political insight on Michelle Obama this Rightwing fanatic shows the level of vitriolic hatred and blame the poor for their plight mentality which has overwhelmed the Right. In "his" stunningly childish OWS People are like Wal-Mart People only not as smart (?) he took on the arduous task of making mean unfunny comments about members of the 99%. Conservative Michelle Obama Stalker makes fun of those 99% who have huge student loans, theorizing one majored in "Government Efficiency Studies". Now while Conservative Stalker stays away from those who've been burdened by outrageous healthcare costs and having their insurance cancelled, because conservatives would never chant "Let Him Die" or anything, what this Plutocratic Guard Dog ignores is that while Hedge Fund Gamblers will have their billion dollar bets paid back if they bet wrong, Student Loans are next too impossible to get out from under.
Oathkeepers or Oathbreakers:
Every member of the OccupyRevolution should note the so-called Oathkeepers have taken it upon themselves to Occupy the Occupation and are defending Wall Street's Corporate Theft and Malfeasance and denouncing the "rioters".

Please recall the Oathkeepers were made up of Veterans, Active Duty and Law Enforcement Officials who would "never just follow orders"! But, NOW, contrary to their ballyhooed Oath, they support violent mass arrests of Americans. Seems their "claim" to defend Americans from illegal Power grabs, detentions and arrests only extended so far as they could blame the black guy in the White House.

But these people are just the footsoliders fighting for the extra ration of mealy bread and tin of milk, the true enemy are the horrific Rich Bastards, who have no trouble turning schools into toxic waste dumps.

Georgia-Pacific Crosset Operations, a Koch Brothers owned plant, has dumped millions of gallons of waste water containing tons of toxic and cancer causing materials. The residents of Penn Road in Crossett, Arkansas are dead or dying of cancer. But, being a Koch Brother means Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker or 3 jobs full Erick Erickson will be at the ready to defend and succor you!

We are the 99%!

Well, Thank You Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

for making the jobs of Police Officers all over the United States that much harder.

Mayor Menino has a flawed concept of liberty and authority. Menino's concept of power and authority appears to extend only so far as he can abuse them in service to the 1%. Menino ordered early morning Police raids on OccupyBoston and 100 protestors were taken away without a violent confrontation. I applaud the OccupyBoston crowd, while having their Rights of Peaceful Assembly violated, they did not give into the Heat of the Moment and give the 1% and their goonish conservative bloggers and smear-merhcants the story they wanted, a conflict between the protesters and the Police.

Lets just be thankful Menino restrained his apparent desire to more fully ape his predecessors; for his announcement, "I will not tolerate Civil Disobedience in the city of Boston," had the tone of a Autocrat and Menino barely constrained himself from inscribing his name alongside, his heroes of yesteryear, those who ordered Ludlow 1913 or Kent State 1970 or Boston 1770.

But, as for the Police here is another stain we are going to have to live down. Another generation is being turned against us because the 1% see Police Officers as little different than the other 99%. And the 1% doesn't give a shit if you die because of it.

Mayor Menino is among the Elite class which does not give a rat's hind tit about the fallout for the average officer on the streets. Police Officers like Soldiers and factory workers, are nothing more than cogs in the Machinery of War and Industry. The 1% and their dutiful Minions, like Menino have no trouble using them to enforce the will the Rich and divide the 99%.

I am a Police Officer. My job is to protect real people, NOT ROMNEY PEOPLE, from bullies, thieves and murderers. It is not my job to arrest a group of peaceful protesters. It is not my job to protect the ill-gotten loot of Wall Street Thieves.

I stand with OccupyBoston! I stand with OccupyChi! I stand with the 99%!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Perfect Hippie Hypocrisy Fallacy

One of the cries amongst the Defenders of the Rich is the OccupyAmericaRevolution is being conducted by people who use products created by Corporations. Ha ha! Gotcha! You stupid leftist hippies are committing moral hypocrisy. Products are made by corporations.

It reminds me of the time, while I was in the Corps when I asked a fellow devildog how he could justify the deaths of innocents in Iraq. He got kind of upset by that and while we debated around the Just War Theory he ended up, and I'll paraphrase, 'You're an atheist so you get to live a life of debauchery but, you can't chide me on the deaths of innocents because I'm a christian, therefore already ahead of you morally, and asking me to stand against an unjust war and the deaths of innocents is not allowable.'

So Gus Lubin over at Business Insider has a photo of the OWS overlayed with captions highlighting smartphones, clothing and other products being used by the protesters. Ha ha!

It's a variation on the 'You can't be against the Iraq War if you drive a car' and stems from the Fallacy that in order to combat indecency you have to be a paragon of Righteousness.

Well, We are the 99% not the Amish... One need not divest themselves of every modern manufactured product in order to decry inhumane working conditions, rampant pollution, violations of law or union busting behavior by Corporations.

Of course, while the BrandySnifter Class may chuckle while viewing the photoshopped image, the fact is we are not demanding a luddite existence, we are demanding justice, an end to the massive transfer of wealth from the 99% to the 1%, the predatory lending, the criminal derivatives ponzi schemes, the off-shoring of jobs and an end to the attack on Unions, Pell Grants, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

The Rightwing 1% sycophants are demanding those who might protest live the austere lives of aesthetic monks (or Paladins) in order to voice criticism over the Rampant Rapacious Crimes of the Wall Street Thieves and the Trillions of Dollars they've stolen. Of course, it's all part of the plan from the Guardians of the Rich as they attempt to undercut the OccupyAmericaRevolution via any means possible.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Conservative Agent Provocateurs at work to destroy OccupyAmerica

Lying in the defense of Power is always acceptable. Being an Agent Provocateur is a ticket into the lower circles of wealth and privilege, just ask convicted criminal and serial video fabricator James O'Keefe.

In just a few short weeks smearing the OccupyAmericaRevolution has become cause célèbre of the ass-kissing Rich Sycophantic conservatives.

Patrick Howley of The American Spectator was leading the charge to attack the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Read the whole piece with photographic evidence over at Firedoglake. Howley wrote up the encounter himself over at the American Spectator site, but even though Howley changed the story from what he first wrote, what he left up is still incredibly damning:
But as as anyone knew I was part of this cause — a cause that I had infiltrated the day before in order to mock and undermine in the pages of The American Spectator — and I wasn’t giving up before I had my story. Under a cloud of pepper spray I forced myself into the doors.

I forced myself into the doors and sprinted blindly across the floor of the Air and Space Museum, drawing the attention of hundreds of stunned khaki-clad tourists (some of whom began snapping off disposable-camera portraits of me).
Yep, when the evidence doesn't fit the narrative, just make it up or create it for yourself! A hallmark of the Rightwing Servants and Guardians of the Rich... And of course, the poster child of conservative Lies, Lies and Videotape James O'Keefe took at stroll through the Occupy Wall Street protest hoping to get beat up or something?

These despicable actions are with one goal in mind, to undermine the Revolution and continue the ghastly Neo-Feudalist March towards Wage Slavery the Rich are imposing on America. Remember what American Spectator Bill Zeiser said himself "I guess I am the enemy after all."

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thralls to the Rich continue smear campaign of the Occupy Revolution

"I was in the Blue Bottle Saloon in Wichita on the night that English Bob killed Corky Corcoran, and I didn't see you there, nor no woman. No two-gun shooters. None of this." ~ Gene Hackman, Unforgiven
Any push against the Plutocracy was certain to engender a massive push back. At first, the 1% was content to allow their Guards to engage in old tactics of mass arrests and brutality, but these tactics do not win the hearts and minds of the average American anymore and one brutual incident can be broadcast worldwide for all to see.

But, now the real effort to delegitimize the Occupy America Movement is underway. By the other old, time-honored Rightwing tactic, the propaganda smear campaign. The Plutocracy rallied their guardians and man-servants in the Elite Media to begin publishing sneering and snotty articles about the uncouthness and general offensive nature of the dress and mannerisms of plebeians.

Here's the by-line from Bill Zeiser (a conservative media "consultant" whose offerings get picked up by pajamasmedia and The American Spectator):
One clean-cut journalist goes undercover with the protesters.
Zeiser is a rabid defender of the 1%. His whole article is riddled with hatred towards the oppressed. What brought me out into the streets with the rabble? His sensibilities were offended at the requests to punish Wall Street for their crimes. They are no more than a discontented mob carrying a jumble of disparate, even odious messages. The few among them who call for specific policy changes lack the good sense not to lie with socialist dogs. At least Zeiser ends his hit piece honestly: But ultimately, I found no common ground with them as I walked the downtown streets of Manhattan. I guess I am the enemy after all. Bill Zeiser gives it away when he describes his fashion sense and illustrates those who idolize and defend the Rich continue to absorb the lessons of history, that if you dress like the Rich perhaps you can pretend to be one of them.

Here are the views of other Elite Guards of the Rich:
"Get your shoes off, get a bongo drum, forget where to go to the bathroom and it's yours." - P.J. O'Rourke

“They’re openly embracing their demonic aspect.” - Ann Coulter
3 Weeks ago Glenn Beck was chuckling, about what he described as Wall Street protest FAIL:
"The attempt by radical leftists, communists, socialists, anarchists and more to occupy Wall Street didn’t go as well as they hoped it would. A little short on the protesters and a little short on the ‘occupation’ part of the promised action to camp out and occupy Wall Street. NYPD basically shut that option down before they got there..."
Now, the Multi-Millionaire Beck is worried,
"Capitalists, if you think that you can play footsie with these people, you are wrong. They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you. They will do it. They’re not messing around. Those in the media – and I am included in this – they will drag us out into the streets and kill us. If you’re wealthy, they will kill you for what you have. You cannot tolerate this kind of stuff. You certainly do not encourage it.”
I've attended the OccupyChi Revolution at LaSalle and Jackson several times now. I'm not a member nor do I claim to speak for the movement. But, I have directly spoken with several members, their legal counsel and observed their street meetings. The group has twice daily official meetings along with impromptu ones in which ideas are tabled and voted upon. One of the things always discussed in the meetings is the agreement amongst all they will accomplish their goals by non-violent means. It's an exercise in Direct Democracy, something the Political Talking Class is not very fond of and the 1% abhor.

I spent all day downtown with the OccupyChi protest and the October 8 Anti-War Rally. About 1500-2000 attended the Anti-War March and many marched over to LaSalle and Jackson and recounted their stories of financial ruin at the hands of the Banksters. While we there almost every single person on top of the double-decker tour buses cheered on OccupyChi.

Well, with any large and sustained movement incidents are going to happen. On October 8th I march with the Chicago Mass Action anti-war rally which showed solidarity with OccupyChi. I only saw one confrontation during the march of roughly 2000, in which two Bike borne young CPD members got into a profanity contest with two old ladies carrying an anti-war banner (which demanded the arrest of all war criminals and mug-like shots of Bush & Obama), but it never went further than recriminations and the two officers biked away.

I did hear from a Progressive Radio Journalist from Wisconsin that their were arrests made for Battery to a Peace Officer when some protestors flicked cigarette butts at them. That is a crime cut and dried. I don't forgive behavior like that nor should anyone.

But, here's where it gets interesting. Does anyone doubt that the minds of most conservative has already been made up? Or that they will be searching for any evidence that confirms their preconceived notions (h/t: Bill Zeiser) while ignoring everything which might contradict it?

Thus, enter the Rightwing Blogosphere. Jim Hoft, of The Gateway Pundit, is one of the most dishonest rightwing conservative blogs on the internet. Hoft's posts have been routinuely debunked and discredited by Media Matters for America and Sadly, No, now has over a dozen posts from various cities attacking the Occupy America Revolution.

Well, now to get the on-the-ground assessment from several cities at the same time is quite an amazing bit of fieldwork! Is Hoft the primary source? No. Is Hoft the secondary source? No. Hoft puts up photos and videos from unidentified sources of unidentified persons and labels himself a journalist. The reason many Americans think journalism is dying in America is preceisely because for years the Rightwing has countered traditonal walk the pavement firsthand Journalism with Radio Commentators who never leave the comfort of their studio, conservative bloggers who cross-reference the same post in incestous amplification, which for the most part are propaganda hit pieces the bloggers receive from conservative "think tanks" and the rise of Faux News which offers up the most toxic reactionary opinion pieces as hard news.

Over at the corporately funded, Ed Morrisey seems to think a photo of people laying out sleeping bags and drying clothes in the sun indicates the OWS crowd are dirty anti-enviornmental hypocrites or something.
"Lest one think that this is an outlier, the Daily Mail has a few other pictures of the prodigious amount of waste piling up at the occupation."
Looking at the photo I'm quite impressed with the orderliness of the OWS bario. But, you see the Tea Party Patriots never left a mess at their single day long events and a protest into its' 3rd week should have no sign of human occupation and normally there is no trash to be found in New York City.

What I've seen first hand at the OccupyChi site are young men and women policing up the area they are occupying sweeping up trash, picking up cigarette butts and keeping the sidewalks free of debris.

The Temple of Mut: Shrine to Capitalism concludes his dire round-up post with: About that 99%. Be careful of those who claim to speak for you.* It's laughable that he would be so obtuse! That's the point of the Occupy Revolution. The elected politicians do not represent the 99%. The entire Republican party is owned by Corporate Behemoths, Special Interests and the Lobbyist Class and a vast number of Democrats are as well. They purport to speak for Us and spend all their time conducting the business of the 1%.

We are the 99%. We don't speak for the 99%, We are them and so are you... But, there are those who will support the enslavers and work to keep down those who would question and stand up to the Wall Street Criminals.

Meanwhile, whilst the conservative blogosphere gins up hysteria amongst it's flag-waving Hank Williams Jr fans, the Koch Brothers keep getting Richer by making illegal unethical deals with Iran, Nigeria and having Erick Erickson defend them via: "Koch Industries did not directly do business in Iran. A subsidiary did business in Iran**" technicality. So they didn't violate the law because the law was lax and what you expect business to regulate themselves?

"Get out of the sidewalks and into the streets"
*- Seems the author changed his post about the 99% to the following: I am not rich, not a member of some vast corporation, and don’t have political connections. But, this group does NOT represent me Of course, not their are many members of the 99% who choose to fight for their Oppressors and against the Oppressed.

**- Erickson has removed the line I quoted, obviously because it confirmed his status as an idiot.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The 1% orders their Tea Party Attack Dogs to Destroy Occupy Wall Street

Conservatives in this nation are a joke. They are the servants of the Rich, and in light of the growing strength of the 99%, they are receiving their orders to attack, attack, attack.

And that means War! But, Class Warfare is the only kind of Warfare that Republicans, Conservatives and Teabagger Chicken Hawks know...

Which makes it fitting, Never served a day, Father of Five For Not Fighting* Quarter-Billionaire Mitt Romney would chime in on how his senses are offended at the sight of the protest, "I think it's dangerous, this Class Warfare..."

The Corporate Criminals and Wall Street Thieves are worried that the Occupy America protests are going to resonate with the people and the anger they had hoped to channel, via the Billionaire founded and funded Tea Party, towards more election victories, especially the unseating of President Obama, will be usurped and translate into the enforcement of regulations which affect their bottom line.

This protest isn't about President Obama. It's about the Thieves and their Guardians who've distorted the American Dream, have rigged the elections, have stolen Trillions, and have waged a Non-Stop War on the Middle and Working Class They thought they had done enough to silence Us for good, but We are the 99%! And WE WILL NOT BE SILENT ANYMORE!

The Republican Party was certain they would be able to merely declare Obama will Beeeee Ahhhh Ooooooonnnnnneee Terrrrrmmm President the votes would flow in and the new GOP President would be the lead sled dog for their Rich Masters. This is illustrated by Herman Cain's reaction to the protests, "I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks."

And the Republican Party are shills for the Rich, but, We are the 99%. Plutocratic Country Club Connoisseur Paul Broun declares the Occupy Wall Street Revolution are an "attack upon freedom, and I think that’s what this all about..." Holding Goldman Sachs and Wall Street accountable for the biggest criminal exhortation and reckless gambling ring in history, which is still on-going is Anti-Freedom!

Don't blame the Wall Street Thieves! If you are against Disaster Capitalism; If you are against the theft of Social Security by the same Theives who've plunged us into this Republican Recession You are to blame!

This is about Money. The 1% wants more! The 1% doesn't care if you die, guts spilled out in a far away desert,
"My position is that it’s regrettable that any Americans died. It is regrettable that they had to die, but I believe they did have to die." - Chicken Hawk Frank Gaffney, who now routinely writes pieces for Andrew Breitbart website of lies and fabrications.
Already the Faux News persons are hammering away from the comfort of their studios about the evil anti-America, anti-Freedom, Socialist, Leftist protests.

Faux multi-millionaire Sean Hannity, called Occupy Wall Street “destructive” and “incoherent” protests in a segment with Ann Coulter. “It is a classic mob uprising,” Coulter agreed. “It’s utterly incoherent. They’re always left wing and completely destructive.” It's the Green Bay Packers Power Sweep of the Conservative handbook. Whenever America questions the rapacious criminal enterprise of Wall Street just Punch-A-Hippie!

It's all about dividing the 99%. Faux and Michelle Malkin are paid to sow dissent and confusion amongst the American People. Banksters and The 1% know and have always known that, "I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half."~ American "Financier" Jay Gould. Michelle Malkin is a liar. She lies for her Rich benefactors. It's what she's paid to do. Michelle Malkin is paid big money to rip asunder the 99%. Here is the photo from her despicable blog, in which she attempts to discredit the OWS Revolution:

Do not be silent! Do not bow down before the Moneyed Masters their Republican Hitmen and Conservatives goons. Do not allow Corporate Criminals and Wall Street Thieves steal your future, your birthright as an American; Your Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! We are America! WE ARE THE 99%!
*- In 2007 when Mitt Romney was asked why his 5 Sons weren't enlisting to Fight in the GWoT, Romney replied, "One of the ways my sons are showing support for the nation is helping me get elected. Because they think I'd make a great President."

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

There already is a name for what the Rich have become... Social Darwinists

"You work three jobs?  … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." ~ President George W. Bush, to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005  
George W. Bush was beaming at his near accomplishment of murdering the Middle Class*. The American public and liberals everywhere have been struggling with the evil face of the conservative movement, which the common wisdom declares, has entered an unprecedented period of Reactionary Activism.

Well, it isn't. The Conservative Movement and the Tea Party are hollow shells. They were never angry at Wall Street and the Republicans for destroying the American Economy. What Republicans are preaching and teabggers and conservatives are swallowing is not some new phenomenon but an older one. The term for these heartless power worshippers is Social Darwinists**.

The Rich Plutocrats in this nation are incensed the Middle Class exists and the policies of Liberals and Progressives created a government which helped the poor and less fortunate rise. And the 1% rage and anger is not limited to being expressed whilst they sit around around in their executive corinthian leather high-backed chairs with cigars and brandy snifters. It's been out on public display.

According to the Social Darwinist Theory the Rich ascribe to, they are the Top of the Heap, they are due $700 dollar Pinot Noir Wine Dates. Taking away their Private Jet Tax Rebate is the height of Socialism! They are due the adulation and applause.

The Tea Party, whatever it was originally supposed to be, was immediately co-opted by the 1% and used to attack Federal Government programs which aid the poor. Look at their targets: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment Coverage, Pell Grants, Unions, Healthcare coverage for all Americans. Look at what they ardently defended: Capital Gains Tax Rates, Corporate Subsidies, Welfare for the Wealthy.

Everything the Republicans, "business friendly" Democrats and conservatives support are policies designed to use the power of the Federal Government to funnel money to the 1%.

Reagan wasn't the beginning, but he ushered in this Era of Deregulation and Corporate Control of Government and Bush wasn't the end. But, after the 2010 elections the Rich believed they had purchased enough politicians to deal crushing blows to the 99%.

And that is why the We are the 99% movement is causing so much anger amongst the Plutocracy. Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are standing up to their evil pernicious plan to subject us to Corporate Feudalism and Wage Slavery.

But, it won't be easy.

At first, the 1% were sure the rapidly approaching bad weather would disapate the Protesters, but then the rains stopped in Chicago and the protests started in other cities!
"I think they're really touching a nerve. The nerve is the average American understands that as a result of the greed and the recklessness and the illegal behavior on Wall Street, these guys plunged us into the horrendous recession that we're in right now," Senator Bernie Sanders.
Already incensed the Wall Street Criminals directed their Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg in New York to crush the OWS via tactics of the 19th century Pinkertons and the NYPD dutifully carried out the orders. Of course, the fact that JP Morgan Chase bank "donated" 4.6 million dollars to the New York City Police Foundation has nothing to do with Police tactics in New York.

The 1% are going to continue to try divide the 99% and play us off against one another. They are going to continue to throw a slightly larger crust of bread to their paid for Politicians and Law Enforcement Officials. They have the Guns but We got the Numbers!

Remember the Occupy Together movement is True Grassroots! Get out and support them. Attend a Rally! Offer legal or financial support to them when the illegal mass arrests begin. It's as simple as President Bush declared, 'You either Stand with the Plutocratic Terrorists or You Stand with the 99%!'

We Are the 99%!
*- From 2001-2009 under President My Pet Goat, multi-national Corporations laid off 2.9 million workers in the US, while creating 2.4 million jobs overseas in Slave Labor Nations. Median Income declined outright from 1999 to 2009. From 1960 to 2000, manufacturing accounted for 20 million jobs in the U.S. since 2000 we've lost a 1/3rd of those jobs. Between 2002 and 2007 2 out of every 3 dollars of Income growth went to the Richest 1%.

**- I know Charles Darwin did not invent the phrase "Survival of the fittest" nor is he responsible for the twisted attempts to use his proven Theory of Evolution to keep down the poor.
Here is the Face of the 1% -

Monday, October 3, 2011

Peter Roskam called me the other day about the job-killing EPA

While relaxing at home one evening, my antiquated landline rang. Why whomever could it be calling me on this line? I wondered. It was Republican Illinois House member Peter Roskam conducting a Telephone Town Hall Meeting

Roskam does these phone call "town halls" where the listener can listen to Roskam speak to people or, if they are so inclined, press the pound key to be transferred to a staffer to screen a question for Representative Roskam. I did so and told the nameless staffer I'd like to ask Representative Roskam a question about his yes vote for HR 2018, A Republican House bill in which 223 of 236 (94.5%) of Republicans voted to eliminate the Clean Water Act of 1972.

Representative Roskam took my question. I told him in light of the egregious and on-going dumping problem by the BP plant at Whiting Indiana how did he feel it was a responsible position to vote to eliminate the Federal Government's power to regulate and stop Corporations from polluting and put that power in the hands of the States, when his constituents' drinking water was directly affected by another State Government's decision.

For reference, the Indiana State Government voted to allow BP to ignore the EPA and the Clean Water Act on the amount of Mercury it dumps into Lake Michigan. Mercury is toxic substance to humans that once it enters the human body can not be gotten rid of and leads to heavy metal poisioning*. The reason we Chicagoans can not eat Lake Michigan fish? Too much Mercury. The BP Whiting Indiana plant also dumps a dozen toxic byproducts of oil refining, including benzene, toluene and suspended solids containing mercury, lead, nickel and vanadium

The BP Whiting Indiana plant has a history of flouting EPA regulations and dumping huge amounts of toxic pollutants into our air and drinking water. And while in 2007 the Indiana Government was paid off to state BP would self-regulate and was working within Federal guidelines, the truth is BP was blatantly polluting the Lake.
In 2009, BP acknowledged that for the last six years its Whiting refinery violated federal pollution limits on benzene, a highly toxic chemical linked to leukemia and other health problems.

BP reported that it had processed too much benzene at the refinery's sewage treatment plant, about 15 miles southeast of Chicago.

Last year alone (2008), the company processed more than 95 tons of benzene waste -- about 16 times the amount allowed. BP also violated the 6-ton limit from 2003 to 2007.
Whiting Refinery was cited who violations of U.S. and Indiana EPA regulations in October 2008,
Federal regulators say BP PLC violated the Clean Air Act by beginning to make modifications at its Indiana oil refinery along Lake Michigan to process Canadian crude without the proper permit.
So, faced with the fact that his vote would allow a Corporation based in one state, in this case Indiana, to flout laws and regulations and directly harm the citizens of other states, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan all draw water from Lake Michigan, how could he justify it?

Well, here's how all Republicans justify their actions, by anecdotal analogy. Peter Roskam related to me a story about how some nice small business in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois was hampered in their mechanical engineering designs by the over regulation of the EPA, which demanded they produce an engine type which they could not possibly produce thus causing the small business to fail. If there is one thing the Republicans do well it's stay on message.

The Republicans have been proclaiming the EPA kills jobs, and obviously Roskam's folksy aw shucks small business anecdote was unassailable and proved the Republican message. Plus this being a telephone conference, I was not allowed to ask a follow-up about his vote about the Clean Water bill, but that is to be expected.

Now, Representative Roskam seems like a nice moderate conservative, but it's his type and his willingness to go along with the Michele Bachmann's of the Party and their crazy, fringe, plutocratically controlled views, in this case "The Job-Killing EPA" and vote overwhelmingly for bills which are clearly harming the American people.

* - Sir Isaac Newton most likely suffered from mercury toxicity due to his early alchemical work.