Thursday, June 27, 2013

Darrell Issa specifically directed Treasury Inspector General to ignore IRS targeting of Progressive Groups (More Lies from the Right-Wing Fart Bubble)

Republican Darrell Issa as the House Oversight Committee Chairman gave explicit instructions to the Inspector General in his IRS witch-hunt, "to narrowly focus on Tea Party organizations." The truth is the IRS investigated Liberal and Progressive Groups, while screening for words like "Occupy" or "Progressive".

However, recall Darrell Issa has previously stated, "this was a problem coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters and we’re getting to proving it,” and "in fact the indication is they were directly being ordered from Washington."

So, Issa told the IG J. Russell George, a George W. Bush appointee, to manufacture evidence and after receiving testimonies from IRS officials, Issa selectively edited and released partial transcripts in a blatant attempt to create the impression that Conservative groups were specifically and singularly targeted by the IRS because of their political leanings.

So, we have Republicans telling a Republican appointee to craft a false report and then Republicans releasing out-of-context quotes. Once again we have Republican Bullshit and Right-Wing Lies designed to cause outrage in the Right-Wing Fart Bubble to be used towards Impeaching President Obama.

There are several crimes and multiple levels of deceit going on here. The immediate crime is that Darrell Issa explicitly ordered exculpatory evidence be ignored. Hiding or ignoring Exculpatory evidence is a serious offense.

If it be proved that a States Attorney's or Police Officer destroys or ignores evidence which may serve to exonerate a defendant he's going to jail. So Speaker John Boehner "Who's going to jail for this?"

Which of the Republicans who deliberately mislead the American People and released falsified evidence is going to jail?

But, beyond these crimes of House Republicans, in a mid-range tactical sense the IRS has been weakened in going after Tax Cheating Organizations which improperly use 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) designations to engage in Partisan Politics.

But, the long term strategic deceit is the Republicans shifting of the country's Tax Burden onto the Middle Class.

Republicans (and Pro-Business Democrats) are doing this for several reasons. By shifting the burden the Middle Class is slowly being ground into dust and eliminated. Currently, Middle Class voters are too unpredictable. But by grinding the Middle Class down to just above poverty and then blaming it on Illegal Immigrants and King Crab Eating Minorities Republicans seek to torture Americans into becoming conservative.

Darrell Issa and Republicans have no problem sticking the U.S. Taxpayer with a $2,000,000 yearly bill for their morning coffee.

But the overarching goal is to accelerate Income Inequality in this Country wherein there is no Middle Class anymore but only the Ultra-Wealthy, Ultra-Powerful 1% who rule this country as a Neo-Feudalist State of Corporate Lords and Wage Slaves.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Liberals take note of Wendy Davis, Leticia Van De Putte and the People's Fight last night in Texas

I will use every means at my disposal, fair and unfair... Louis Gossett Jr., An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stood and filibustered the Right-Wing attempt to outlaw abortion and shackle women under the power of the Patriarchy in Texas. For nearly 13 hours she alone stymied the plans of the Texas Teahadists led by Rick Perry, he who hath declared There is No Freedom From Religion in His State.

Texas Lt Gov Dewhurst as acting Senate President decided he had had enough of Davis' Filibuster, so he ruled that her speaking about Roe v.Wade or the 2011 Sonogram Conservative Rape Wand Law, was not germane to the Texas SB5 anti-abortion law.

The Texas Senate Democrats wisely introduced Parliamentary Procedure to combat this dictatorial move by Dewhurst, but as is Republicans wont they merely ignored Rules which they found inconvenient. 

Despite his ruling not conforming to Texas Senate Rules and despite the "infraction", as he called it, actually being germane, Dewhurst moved to call for a tabling of all motions and vote on the Punishment of Women / Restoration of the Patriarchy.

Texas State Senator Leticia Van De Putte repeatedly asked Lt Gov Dewhurst, "Did the President hear me or did the President hear me and refuse to recognize me?"

Dewhurst mansplained to Van De Putte the Chair did not recognize her, Van De Putte then struck, "At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?” 

With that line the People in the Chamber and Rotunda erupted.

The Voice of the People would not be extinguished by Dewhurst's few pitiful gavel bangs and his impotent pleas. The People would not be reduced to brood mares for Texas.

Nonetheless, Dewhurst called for the Roll and declared the Ayes to be 19, the Nays to be 10 and the bill passed as he walked off. 

The Crowd began to shout Shame! Shame! Shame! but, little do they know that Republicans have no shame.

However, it appears despite the Undemocratic, immoral, underhanded tactics of the Texas Teahadist Republicans the final Roll Call came in at 12:03 am, past the midnight deadline for the Special Session.

There's mass confusion about this but make no mistake when it comes to Republican Bill Passing, they will stop at nothing; rules, laws, morals, to pass their Agenda. An Agenda designed to Punish Women, Punish the Poor, Punish Minorities and Create a Neo-Feudalist Utopia.

Whiny Punk Ass David Dewhurst declared around 4 this morning that the Bill had failed and then pouted, "An unruly mob, using Occupy Wall Street tactics, disrupted the Senate from protecting unborn babies.” Dewhurst mansplained that he would request Ayatollah Perry to call another Special Session so he and his fellow Right-Wing Rapists could ram through more slut shaming bills.

“We had terrorist in the Texas State Senate opposing SB 5,” Republican Bill Zedler tweeted last night.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Conservatives were right. The Housing Crisis and Economic Collapse was caused by the "Poors"

That would be Standard & Poors.

S&P along with other ratings agencies, like Moody's, were completely up for sale agreeing to grant any rating to any piece of toxic garbage that Wall Street and the Banksters wanted.

If the price was right they'd get a AAA rating. Turns out the Free Market isn't Free.

After receiving the imprimatur from the Ratings Agencies and coupled with their other legerdemain the Wall Street Thieves fed the country a load of Rat Shit Burgers whilst declaring Caveat Emptor! All the while knowing the toxic assets the Atlanta Teachers Union was investing its' entire Penison into was worthless.

Capitalism is a rigged Mug's Game. It's merely the renaming of old systems which people have found intolerable and no longer wish to ruled under.

Under what we call Capitalism, the costs of running a business have been Socialized while the profits have been Privatized. Corporations get society to cover the costs of doing business and in the case of the 2007 Republican Recession when Capitalism experiences a Super Nova Imploision of Greed and Theft, as it occasionally does, the Capitalists are completely bailed out by Government and Taxes.

George W. Bush's fateful decision to ignore the August 6th memo Bin Laden Determined to strike in the US had other far reaching effects besides his abject failure of 9/11.

Afterwards Bush moved the perponderance of the FBIs assets towards Terrorism and into crafting a Casus Beli for Invading Iraq and away from Wall Street's Crimes. Coupled with the deregulation and lack of enforcement for the previous 20 years, including the Gramm-Leach-Bilely Bill, allowed the Banksters to do what Thieves always do when no one's looking; Steal.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Office Max Inc. seeking more Corporate Tax Dodging Laws

Corporations love the fact that Conservatives and Liberals battle over abortion because it allows them to control the Government.

While people focus elsewhere Corporate Boards and CEOs lobby, cajole, pressure and bully local, State and the Federal Government to write into law any number of loop-holes and tax deferments to aid the Corporations in avoiding paying their fair share of taxes.

Corporations don't "succeed" these days by rewarding their workers or by efficiency or superior products but by legerdermain and lobbying.

Office Max Inc. mergered with Office Depot now the new company, with an estimated yearly revenue of $18 Billion is looking towards playing Illinois and Florida against one another to see which State will offer them the best tax avoidance loopholes.

Illinois State Senator Thomas Cullerton has offered up Illinois House Bill 3271 which would allow Office Max to claim at least $30 Million in tax credits over 10 years against withheld employee income taxes.

Thus, Workers Pay Taxes Corporations Don't.

There's been a lot of bullshit rhetoric by economists that U.S. Corporate Tax Rates are too high.
"The lower the tax rate, the less incentive there is for companies to engage in sophisticated gamesmanship to get around the rate," argues Victor Fleischer, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School.
The economists making the argument are Corporatists through and through. Claiming that is that since the Corporations are going to cheat, buy politicians and illegally influence laws well we should give into them and allow them their way.

These Corporatists claim the lower Corporate rate and tax free repatriation holiday may entice Company's to bring the money back to the U.S. Of course, this is just the Race-to-the-Bottom that Corporations love. Because creating lower rates will just create a new round of tax avoidance, of loop hole creation and the adoption of a lower tax rate cycle.

Ultimately what Corporations want is to have a Zero Tax Rate on Corporate Earnings while their Wage Slaves cover the costs of which benefit them.

Thomas Cullerton claims Illinois' strengths as a transportation hub with a well-educated workforce will entice Office Max/Office Depot into moving it's Corporate HQ to Illinois. But, how is that transportation network and educated workforce being maintained?

In Illinois, 15 bridges are in "critical" need of repair across the six collar county Chicago metropolitan area, and nearly 300 more are considered structurally deficient, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). This Daily Herald Story has Zero Comments despite the story's claim that, 317 of the 3,759 bridges in the six counties that IDOT lists as "structurally deficient," where one of the three main components of the bridge — the driving surface, horizontal supports and vertical supports — is rated as being in poor or worse condition by inspectors.

Additionally, as we've seen with the Chicago Public School System. The reason the Schools are underfunded is because of Corporate Tax Dodging which Office Max wishes for themselves has received in the past and which other Corporations in Illinois; such as Sears Holdings Corp., Navistar International Corp., Ford Motor Company and Motorola Mobility, have profited off of in the past.

Information like this are glossed over because the blinkered anti-taxers have a truncated view of taxes. You didn't build that was more accurate than most people want to give President Obama credit. 

But, hey actually delving into the matter of responsibility for the crumbling infrastructure and broken education system requires more thought than mindlessly blaming the Evil Government or Greedy Union Thugs.

And thus Corporations continue to sidestep their fair share.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Republicans 2 Legit 2 Quit Rape

Too Legit
Too Legit To Quit
Hey, Hey
- MC Hammer

Pro-Rape Republicans are at it again. 

Republican Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona learned us all about Republican Rape, "the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy is very low."

Well, no doubt Trent. If it was a Legitimate Rape then the women would be dead. The fact she is alive is prima facie evidence that she enjoyed it and thus it wasn't rape. So why should she be able to get an abortion for something she wanted.

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, eager to follow the footsteps of Governor Bob McDonnell, is Pro Mandatory Rape Wand, "I don’t have any problem with an ultrasound. I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine." 

Sure thing, Scott! I mean it's only going to be jammed up the vaginas of women so it doesn't affect you! And if they don't want it done why you and your fellow Wisconsin Republicans can just ram through a State Law making the ramming of Rape Wands up in their vaginas mandatory for all women seeking a medical procedure.

All this flows from the belief that there is no worse crime than abortion. If one believes that, then it is necessary to reorganize your worldview to diminish other crimes or justify trauma done to women seeking an abortion because it's for the "greater good".

Now, Republican men think of women as little more than brood mares. Women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Marsha Blackburn and their ideological mother Phyllis Schlafly are given a thin slice of immense power and held up as paragons through which all other women should see those few women's power as their success in spite of their own personal situations.

But, Male babies! Ah they are what's important because of perpetuating the Patriarchy. 

"Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to think that they could feel pain?” Republican Representative Michael Burgess of Texas cites the need to drastically curtail abortion because Male Fetuses jerk off.

It always comes back to which sex is important. Ergo, Males get to feel pleasure, Females get to feel pain. god Bless America!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Snowden showed Booz Allen Hamilton's role in the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex

I'm so mad at President Obama for signing that Evil Patriot Act back in October 26, 2001 after he ignored the August 6th CIA Memo about Osama Bin Laden and allowed 9/11 to happen.
The more I reflect and read about Edward Snowden's revelations the more I want to be clear I have no desire to engage in a character assassination of him. Sure, he's got some short-comings and some sketchiness but, let's look at what his message contains.

The Obama's Department of Justice working inside the "legal" framework established by the FISA Courts, the Patriot Act, going back to Harry Truman and the 80th Congress' 1947 National Security Act felt entirely comfortable in going to multiple Internet/Phone Companies and pressuring them/serving them with Court Orders allowing the NSA to collect data.

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and others have stated (whether one believes it or not) that no direct access and no backdoor servers were created allowing the NSA et al unfettered access. Facebook Legal released a statement claiming that only 9000-10000 user-data requests were made by all levels (muncipial, county, state, federal) of Government pursiuant to about 20,000 FB accounts.

This is important to note because Glenn Greenwald's initial assertion was the NSA had direct access regardless of warrants or any other constraints. However, it's unimportant to the overall point of this post.

Now, if there is one thing Libertarians get correct it is that the Power of Government is different than other types of power. Facebook, Target Stores, Google Inc. may collect data on me but if I refuse their services I am free of their yoke*. The Government has the "legal" authority to collect information to detain or incarcerate me.

What makes Snowden's claims all the more troubling is that he wasn't a sworn Government employee but was working for Booz Allen Hamilton, a Corporation which made $1.3 Billion in Government contracts for "Intelligence Work. MotherJones has an analysis of the steady infestation of Private Contractors into the Intelligence Analysis side of the MIC.

It appears the data collection/analysis wasn't being done by nefarious Obama Bureaucrats looking for dirt on Teabaggers but, because of the Republican Legacy of Outsourcing and Privatization is being done by Corporate Stooges who work for the MIC.

The biggest Coup pulled off in US History has been the outsourcing of Government functions to Private Contractors. And those Corporate employees seem to have access to the information easier than Government Workers.

What's been going on for the last 33 years has been the steady erosion of the Progressive Advances of the 20th Century Government by the Reactionary Neoliberals and Warmongering Neoconservatives to be replaced by the Neo-Feudalist State controlled by the 1% and interested only in using Government Power in Quelling Domestic Dissent and Opening up Foreign Markets for Exploitation.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Edward Snowden; Hero or Fraud? Whistleblower or Liar?

Seriously, it's as if people never saw the movie Goodfellas. Why do you think Big Paulie Cicero (Paul Vario) didn't talk on the phone in the 1950s?

One important thing to note is thus far almost everything alleged by Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald has been revealed or known since the book The Puzzle Palace (1982) by James Bradford and leaked details about Total Information Awareness were revealed.

This isn't going to be a condemnation of Edward Snowden's personal life but the details of his past do need scrutiny and have bearing upon his overall credibility.

It's not important that Snowden *received a GED instead of a regular High School Diploma or was discharged from the Army due to a medical injury.* That he got a position as a CIA analyst, with a posting in Geneva, Switzerland, and with an NSA affiliated contractor Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) obviously shows he had technical skills and probably displayed a high degree of intelligence.

But, just because Snowden is claiming a massive NSA spying on Americans Conspriacy doesn't mean he's presented actual or truthful facts. There is very much a confirmation bias at work here across the political spectrum.

Achmad Chalabi and "Curveball" reported facts about Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi WMD Program. The Bush Administration wanted these facts to be true, too.

Snowden singed up for the Great Patriotic Iraq War but did not make it out of Boot because of an injury.

If he had he might have learned about Iridium phones (aka Satellite Phones). These satellite systems were launched in the 1990s and during the Afghan Invasion and Iraq War were 100% targeted. Any coms routed through the satellites was intercepted, US Spy Satellites were parked in geo-synch orbit over ground based rely stations.

If World War 1 was the Chemists War and World War 2 was the Mathematicians War, Post 9/11 is the IT SysAdmin War.

Also there is a serious question about Snowden's job at BAH. Glenn Greenwald claimed to have started worked with Snowden back in Feb 2013. Snowden wasn't offically hired by BAH until March 2013. Did he seek that IT systems analyst position soley for the purpose of accessing highly classified files in order to give them to Glenn Greenwald?

And what documents exactly did he come across which he was able to cobble together to present to Greenwald. His duties would not have included him having legitimate access to foundational doctrines of the Spying program. So did he open up a file labeled Shhhh! Top Secret Spying on Americans Program with powerpoint images of cartoonish top-hated villains twirling their moustaches and cackling Bru ha ha ha ha?

According to Snowden he became partially disillusioned in 2007 but wanted to give President Obama some time to rectify the situation. Barack must have failed in Snowden's opinion.

Should President Obama have unilaterally dismantled the Prism Program and ended NSA spying? We all know who would have paraded out the Political Circus of Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! for Obama defending the Rights of Terrorists post Boston Marathon Bombing.

Since October 2011, FISA and section 702 has undergone review with various members of the Senate and House 22 times. Why is SCOTUS debating repealing the Civil Rights Laws and the ACA instead of the NSA Prism Program?

I would love a real debate on Surveillance and Rights to Privacy. Does anyone believe such a debate will be genuine? Because there are too many dishonest liars and power hungry egomaniacs on Left, Right and Center who will only use this as a condemnation of their political enemies while seekingto preserve those power for their use.

Republicans, Faux News and the Right-Wing Fart Bubble are immediately trying to twist this into a condemnation of President Obama and the Democratic Party. They either have to know that this is going to immediately cause Democrats to reflexively set themselves up in defense instead of an open-minded inquiry or they seriously believe IOKIYAR.

Bob Cesca has a breakdown of the Rush Limpballs, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Joe Scarbourgh love for the NSA and spying back under Bush who seem, for some unfathomable reason, to now loathe it.

Let's not forget that Right-Wingers find any criticism of the Government when Republicans are in power to be Treason but such criticism when Democrats are in Power to be Liberty.

So, before I label Snowden the next Daniel Ellsberg, let's see if what he provided turns out to be something more than what's been known for decades and something that he embellished based on his own political beliefs. And let's see if he moves from Hong Kong to Bejing before calling him Kim Philby.

*- This sentence changed to eliminate prejudical language.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Glorious Guns! Second Amendment Hero shoots up Santa Monica

A Champion of the Second Amendment has murdered at least four people and wounded five more in Santa Monica. The Gun Bearing Freedom Fighter took out his Godly Tool of Liberty, girded on his ammo belt, thousands of rounds of freedom, Bullet Proof Vest and BDUs and exercised his 2nd Amendment Rights upon America.

I'm still waiting to see where in the Constitution the Founding Fathers chiseled the Right to Mass Slaughter. I don't see it in the Second Amendment and being a Strict Constutionalist myself I don't see where anything other than a vague reference to a muzzle-loading blunderbus, a brace of flintlock pistols and perhaps a 3 pound Galloper and the deleted reference to carrying arms in defense of the State is in the Constitution.

But, I am so glad America is awash in Guns because these mass shootings don't take place.

And while the ACA (Obamacare) does not have everything I wanted it does address mental health issues instead of just ignoring those with mental illness as is the American predilection. But, you now what's more important than attempting to deal with Mental Illness in America is voting 37 times to Repeal Obamacare!

Oh, but we need concealed carry because then the shooter will think twice if that fear his targets might be armed. Of course, a mentally deficient person won't think twice (because they don't think once) about embarking on a killing rampage and won't hesitate because you might be carrying a pistol.

And any cold-blooded killer with the wherewithal to plan a Mass Shooting is simply going to up-armor himself to defeat handguns and equip himself with a long gun.

And despite all the Charles Bronson Death Wish movies you've seen I highly doubt you have the target acquisition skills to drop a would be murderer inside a carjacked vehicle.

Everyday brings another mass shooting. Everyday brings another story of a 4 year old finding a loose gun laying around the house, which he uses to shoot his baby sister, his Veteran father or himself. Everyday brings another story of a negligent discharge wounding or killing children and innocent bystanders.

If a Shotgun goes off at a Sportsman's Club because of Negligence but Wayne LaPierre doesn't talk about it; Did it Happen?

The callous disregard Gun Nuts have is astounding. As the frequency of these shootings seemingly increases Wayne LaPierre doesn't even bother to release statements anymore. Because why should he?

As the bodies pile up Gun Hugging Asses immediately and reflexively defend Guns no matter what. The more deaths we have the more entrenched and ravingly incensed about Guns they become. If, We as a Nation, acknowledged the Gun Deaths Epidemic as Terrorism we'd be able to deal with this much more effectively.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

It Always Feels Like the NSA is Watching Me! (Update)

And I have No Privacy...
Except of course, Glenn Greenwald is lying again. Glenn is a lying Libertarian who gave George W. Bush a pass on the Patriot Act, Warrantless Wiretaps, the Iraq War and leaving Americans to die in New Orleans because George W. Bush lowered Glenn's taxes. Anything else Bush did is inconsequential in comparison.

And it seems Greenwald is lying about the NSA snooping campaign. From the New York Times,
The companies that negotiated with the government include Google, which owns YouTube; Microsoft, which owns Hotmail and Skype; Yahoo; Facebook; AOL; Apple; and Paltalk, according to one of the people briefed on the discussions. The companies were legally required to share the data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 
They opened discussions with national security officials about developing technical methods to more efficiently and securely share the personal data of foreign users in response to lawful government requests.  
While handing over data in response to a legitimate FISA request is a legal requirement, making it easier for the government to get the information is not, which is why Twitter could decline to do so. 
Details on the discussions help explain the disparity between initial descriptions of the government program and the companies’ responses. 
Each of the nine companies said it had no knowledge of a government program providing officials with access to its servers, and drew a bright line between giving the government wholesale access to its servers to collect user data and giving them specific data in response to individual court orders. Each said it did not provide the government with full, indiscriminate access to its servers
The companies said they do, however, comply with individual court orders, including under FISA. The negotiations, and the technical systems for sharing data with the government, fit in that category because they involve access to data under individual FISA requests. And in some cases, the data is transmitted to the government electronically, using a company’s servers.
In my capacity as a Police Officer I do know that Apple has declined to provide me information about stolen Apple products I have recovered from thieves. Youtube, Snapchat and Facebook have rules detailing how I can get information about users. I can't just call up and ask for the identity of a user of those sites, nor can I simply fax over a request with the Department letterhead though I have successfully requested they digitally secure and cache as evidence certain pages without a court order. But, obtaining that information has always been done pursuant to a Warrant.

Of course, Glenn Greenwald and others are already convinced that President Obama is guilty and Glenn has repeatedly asserted that Barack is worse than Dick Cheney so why not *break* a giant snooping news story which happens to be falsified if it serves the greater good of smearing Barack and advancing Greenwalds' bona fides.

A former CIA employee (not an agent) who handed over NSA documents to Glenn Greenwald has revealed himself and fled to the Peoples' Republic of China
On May 20, he boarded a flight to Hong Kong, where he has remained ever since. He chose the city because “they have a spirited commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent”, and because he believed that it was one of the few places in the world that both could and would resist the dictates of the US government. 
In the three weeks since he arrived, he has been ensconced in a hotel room. “I’ve left the room maybe a total of three times during my entire stay,” he said. It is a plush hotel and, what with eating meals in his room too, he has run up big bills. 
He is deeply worried about being spied on. He lines the door of his hotel room with pillows to prevent eavesdropping. He puts a large red hood over his head and laptop when entering his passwords to prevent any hidden cameras from detecting them. 
Though that may sound like paranoia to some, Snowden has good reason for such fears. He worked in the US intelligence world for almost a decade. He knows that the biggest and most secretive surveillance organization in America, the NSA, along with the most powerful government on the planet, is looking for him.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Government by the Plutocracy for the Plutocracy and of the Plutocracy

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires – John Steinbeck. 
 "The federal government was never intended to be everything for everyone." - Chicken Hammer commented on my blog and oft repeated by conservatives everywhere.

This is correct, the Federal Government was created to Protect and Serve the Rich and Powerful.

Government was envisioned as a Tool of the Plutocracy in quelling Domestic problems and expanding Foreign Markets for exploitation.

All of Sudden Republicans in Congress are concerned about NSA cyber-snooping? Where was Jim Sensenbrenner's concern when he crafted the Patriot Act in 2001? Where was John Boehner's concern about wiretaps when he voted time after time to reapprove them? This level of out-right surveillance of the American People goes back further than the NSA whistleblower stating in 2006 the NSA has a Massive database of Americans' phone calls or in 2004 when President Bush declared, "a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way."

But, let's leave aside the Surveillance State for today. The Government is not the Problem; they are but the Hitmen and Trigger Pullers for the True Evil in our Society the Class of Moochers known as the Rich.

The last 30 years has been the Reactionary Attempt by the Mooching Rich to reclaim the Power of Government for their sole use. Everyday brings further evidence that Austerity is but another name for Trickle Down Economics and is little more than the abject destruction of the Middle Class in order to create a Wage Slavery State in America.

Outright lying by Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff was for at the behest of the Rich to further destroying a Government which aids the Poor and Middle Class.

But, even amongst the Founding Fathers they knew that the Massive Income Inequality and the Ownership of the Federal Government by Corporations and the Rich would lead to Civil Strife.

The Richest 1% of this Nation doesn't make Anything or Do Anything, all they do is occupy the Rentiers position extracting a little financial gain from the toil of the 99% and the Billions of Economic Transactions that occur daily.

Yet, despite their complete and total destruction of the US Economy in 2007 Wall Street Banksters have regained their footing and are exerting their domination of the Economy again.

Between 2005 to 2007, Banksters issued $1.5 Trillion in Collateralized Debt Obligations. Synthetic CDOs, instead of the bonds themselves, are insurance-like derivative contracts on the bonds. "CDOs give investors a chance to bet on the creditworthiness of a basket of companies." (from Katy Burne of the Wall Street Journal) Those monies aren't anything other than gambling. Synthetic CDOs are back as Wall Street fights to defeat all controls on their recklessness.

Banksters, Hedge Fund Managers and Vulture Capitalists aren't creating anything. They aren't investing in anything. They are placing Bets on-top-of Wagers on-top-of Gambles... They are the computer virus and bad code from the movies Office Space and Superman III, siphoning off money they have no right to.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Only White Male Conservatives have Constitutional Rights

"But you don't need to plead the fifth if you've done nothing wrong," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. 
"The reason Lois Lerner tried to take the Fifth [Amendment], it’s because this was a problem coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters and we’re getting to proving it,” Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa. The Guilt of the Accused is already assumed.
Unless you are a White Male Conservative the Bill of Rights does not apply.
"It is the First Amendment, then there is the Second and I love ‘em both. The minute we start stifling our speech, we might as well go home, roll up our sleeves and get our guns out," Maine Governor Paul LePage told reporters, as quoted by the Portland Press Herald, LePage of course must resort to Violence because he seized power in Maine despite losing the Vote 62% to 38%. 
Get used to it Leftists. The Right is this country won't be satisfied until: The Only Ones with Rights are the Right Americans. (TM)

Having a (D) after your name will be prima facie evidence of High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Being a Liberal will mean you are Guilty before your futile attempt to Prove your Innocence.

Brit Hume, who as a paid Faux News Stooge, fully supported the Bush Regime in stifling Reporters was aghast that Faux News Criminal James Rosen was investigated for leaking classified information. 

Hume is outraged a white male conservative is being held responsible for his crimes!!! How dare the Justice Department go after Faux News Stooge Rosen for leaking classified information! The Right has all the Rights whereas daring to espouse Progressive Views or self-identifying as a Progressive Media Member is an invitation to a Right & Proper beating, as when Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow! was beaten and arrested for daring to not genuflect before the White Male Conservatives at the St. Paul Minnesota 2008 RNC. 

Of course, Conservatives soiled their pants with glee when the Occupy Movement was violently rousted out in multiple cities denying them their 1st and 4th Amendment Rights because they were espousing anti-Corporate rhetoric and white male conservatives bow before their Neo-Feudal Corporate Lords.

Faux News Stooge Steven Chrowder was paid by Roger Ailes to start fights with Union Members in Michigan in an attempt to smear working men and women trying to save their pensions and retirement benefits.

James O'Keefe manufactured a fake scandal based on lies and false video recordings to shut down ACORN for the crime of aiding Poor People and Minorities.

The recently deceased Senator Frank Lautenberg was smeared by Andrew Deadbart who shamelessly distorted the audio portion of a news conference given by Lautenberg.

When the IRS dared to investigate the TEA Party Crooks illegally using 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) tax exempt status to hide the names of donors contributed Hundreds of Millions, the Right exploded in Fury; They know the IRS is only supposed to be used to shut down Liberal Organizations, like the ACLU, the NAACP, Greenpeace, and the All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena California.

The IRS scandal is really that Karl Rove and other Conservative Political Action Committees filed for Tax Exempt status knowing full well they were involved in Partisan politics which explicitly excludes them from gaining Tax Exempt status. So, please conservatives keep bringing up the IRS "targeting" of Tea Party Groups, hopefully the IRS will reopen their cases and fine them appropriately.

But, we know that won't happen because Darrell Issa and the Republicans know the IRS agents at the heart of this matter were Republican appointees and the IRS and all Government Power is rightfully only used to destroy and intimidate Liberals.

So, just get used to it Liberal America. The only Rights you have are those the Right allows you to have and those are none.