Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mitt Romney and the Republicans are equivalent to Saddam's Republican Guard

Democratic Illinois Senator Dick Durbin tried to pass an Amendment to S. 1867 the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012. The Amendment was defeated 38-60. The Amendment was to stop the bill's proposal to declare the United States a battleground in the Phony GWoT. 43 Republicans voted against the Amendment. That is they voted to keep the language in the Bill which allows the US military to indefinitely detain suspected Al Qaeda members and anyone else the Government deems an "enemy combatant".

And here you thought the Bush/Cheney Torture/Extraordinary Rendition/With-Us-Or-Against-Us language would only apply to them damn Terrorists.

Welcome to the Republican Vision of Freedom. Too bad you didn't listen to the Leftists and Anti-War crowd when they raised the alarm about the most corrupt, most anti-American Administration and then choose to blame it on the black guy. The Republican Party is equivalent to Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard. Only 2 Republican Senators, Mark Kirk and Rand Paul, chose to stand for the US Constitution and Freedom.

What's next in the Republican Plan of Attack; a Bill entitled House-a-Soldier in Your Home to help offset the Budgetary costs of the DoD?

Because that's what Mitt Romney advocated in a speech less than a month ago. Romney declared he would eliminate Medicaid;
"And I would apply the $600 billion [in cuts] that were anticipated being imposed upon the military, I would take those and apply them to other parts of the federal budget. One of them, of course, would be to take something like Medicaid, which is our health care program for the poor, and return that program to the states."
Of course, now we can see why the Republicans are in favor of declaring the United States a war zone. After they steal Social Security, eliminate health care for the poor, stop funding Pell Grants, and impose Slavery Measures err... "Austerity" Measures on the American People they are going to need the military to quell the Domestic disturbances they are engendering.

Of course, even if the Republican Plan to use the US Military to quell Domestic disturbances falls through Blackwater (Xe) and Erik Prince have made it clear they will eliminate Democratic Opposition to the Republican Guard. Erik Prince, now hailing from parts unknown, let it be known he would "eliminate" Jan Schakowsky for her daring to question his Mercenary Army and the Billions Blackwater stole through no-bid contracts pushed through by the Bush/Cheney Presidency.

So, get used to America. The Plutocracy wants the Middle Class destroyed and the Republicans are the just like Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard ready, willing, and able to accomplish the mission.

Monday, November 28, 2011

#Occupy Protest in a Box

I'm the Dog who gets beat Man in the Box, Alice in Chains
As OWS and the #Occupy Movement continues and struggles to make it through the winter, several factors are going to determine if the energy of the Movement is blunted, re-directed or dissipated.

Currently, the reaction to the Police Brutality is at the forefront of many commentators. The influential feminist Naomi Wolf caused quite a stir with her article on the #Occupy crackdowns over at the Guardian. The article caused big traffic, but while to many it smelled false and smacked of hyperbole it's in line with much of Wolf's thought and dovetails succinctly with her 2004 book, The End of America: Letters of Warning to a Young Patriot. (As an update, it seems the reporter, Rick Ellis, who first mentioned the DHS Conspiracy is full of bullshit.)

Right-wingers continue their mission to destroy the #Occupy Movement. One of their major complaints is OWS and the #Occupy Movement should be working within the confines of the law. Now, of course, this is a disingenuous argument on multiple levels.

First, it's a logical fallacy which the Tea Party should specifically disagree with, since the genesis of their name comes from one of the most celebrated "illegal acts" in US History.

However, it also underscores the pure hypocritical phoniness of the ideological underpinnings of Modern Conservative Thought. Since, the election of Barack Obama a large strain of rightwing commentary has focused on "Natural Law" and the moral rightness of disobeying unjust or immoral laws. But, the Right is two-faced when it comes to such arguments for they apply them only when it suits their purposes, which usually is to undercut and delegitimize the elections of Democrats. But, also in service to the Plutocracy's goals of deregulation and privatization. Therefore, when a protest or movement is outside their keen or control the Right always reverts to calls for Authoritarian Tyranny and the destruction of those movements.

This is why the Tea Party faced no concentrated Police and Govenmental Oppression, the Tea Party always was a Top-Down false-front organization quickly subsumed by the 1% to advance the causes of the Rich. Any energy the movement had outside Plutocratic interests was redirected by Rightwing propaganda and limited to arguing over non-issues which would have no impact on the Establishment.

But, the Tea Party has already gone the way of their ideological forefathers, the Know-Nothings. OWS and the #Occupy Movement do not suffer from the TP defects because OWS is grassroots and made up of working and middle class people who are pointing out the underlying problems caused by the control the Richest 1% have on the Government and Society.

And by going outside the guidelines the Establishment has erected regarding political debate (i.e. issues which won't change the fundamentally unfair and corrupted system) they are facing a concerted rightwing media, lobbyist and law enforcement effort to shut them down.

So, making positive connections with the 99% is going to be paramount to keeping OWS vital and vibrant. Unfortunately, regular bloggers are being irked by some of the #OccupyMovements actions.

In a post from Feminisnt, she vents anger at an #OccupySeattle march which hampered her movements in town. Feminisnt points out the March hampered not only her movements but average everyday poor and working class people whom the 99% Movement is supposed to comprise. She also doubts any of the 1% were affected by the Seattle protest march.

I'm not posting this to pick on her, or issue the divisive You are with Us or Against Us, but merely to highlight the disconnect which the 1% have sewn amongst us to keep the 99% divided.

Libertas and Lattes has a bit more vitriol in his post about #Occupy telling the blog-o-sphere if,
"Any of these pale, rat bearded hygiene-free, Che shirt wearing knuckleheads keep me from getting to my place of employment, of home from said fist might accidentally occupy the same space as their face."
I don't highlight these two bloggers, who I've read before to throw rhetorical jabs at them. But, merely to point out a few problems.

The #OccupyMovement is facing the problems all Movements do, after the initial glow has worn off how do you connect with people and weld them to your side? Protest Marches are good for reminding people your Movement is still around but as we all saw during the run-up to the Iraq War, they don't mean anything once the Powers That Be (PTB) have decided on a course of action.

#Occupy needs to bring more people over, and it's not going to be through media coverage but from positive interactions with everyday people as they make them aware of what the true causes for the Republican Recession, Rightwing generated Income Inequality and the stagnation and dissolution of the Middle Class.

Thus while the Controllers of the Tea Party played pin the blame on the Black Guy it didn't succeed in convincing any Americans, other than those who were already convinced that President Obama is a secret love child of Malcolm X and Karl Marx born in Kenya. While the 2010 elections went the way of the Republicans, Americans quickly learned zero help was forth coming to them.
"Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks," declared Herman Cain. "If you don't have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself!"
But the decades long propaganda effort by FreedomWorks, the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Fund, the Carlyle Group, Faux News has succeeded in creating a sizeable amount of useful idiots who blame Teachers, Unions, the "Welfare Queens" and the unemployed and ignore incidents such as when Former AIG CEO Maurice Greenberg sued the Federal Government for $25 Billion USC. Or that 0.1% - the richest one-thousandth - of American population reap over 50% of the income made on Capital Gains and the executive pay for CEOs has risen to more than 343 times that of the average worker at the company.

Because despite the scoffing at the 99% slogan from rightwingers, who were pre-programed to hate OWS, what they and the 99% need to know is:
1) There is a Club and 2) You are not in it.
Because the average amount the Richest 1% will save from the Bush/Obama Tax cuts ($66,384 USC) is greater than the average salary of the 99% ($58,506 USC).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Immediately Pepper Spray and Waterboard Megyn Kelley, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain

"You have no idea."
"We have no idea..." - We Were Soldiers
So, just like with Torture, Faux News and Republicans are attempting to create a doubt about Oleoresin Capsicum, commonly referred to as Pepper Spray.

Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly had a nice back and forth wherein they tut-tuted anyone who would try to monday-morning quarterback police actions. As I've posted years ago, I will never question a Officer's split-second heat of the moment decision when faced with a dynamic situation, but the images of Lt. Pike walking back and forth, and in the best tradition of the Inquisition showing his intended victims the instruments of their torture, before unloading a huge container of OC Spray does not qualify.
However, Megyn Kelly then proceeded to tell Bill O'Reilly “It’s a derivative of actual pepper, it’s a food product, essentially. A lot of experts are looking at saying is that the real deal. Has it been diluted?” O’Reilly, thinking that the product used on the students wasn’t too severe, said, “They should have had more of a reaction, than that!”
As a Police Officer and Marine Corps Veteran I have experienced OC Spray, the Taser and gone through the Marine Corps gas chamber multiple times. Why is it ignorant Republicans and clueless Rightwingers feel empowered to speak about things with which they have no experience?

In one of the interminable Republican debates, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann declared their full support for the continued practice of Water boarding, i.e. Torture. But, unlike the military she seeks to lead as Commander-in-Chief, Bachmann declared "It would be stupid for the the President [i.e. her] to be water boarded!"

Well, to the Honorable Mrs. Bachmann, you are on the House Select Committee for Intelligence, as a precaution you need to experience SERE school and water boarding in order to know who to resist it. And Mr. Cain you under suspicion of potential crimes, in order to fully ascertain what you did and did not do, you need to undergo water boarding. After all if you have nothing to hide...

So, just like with torture, Faux News is creating a cloud of utter bullshit to dupe their viewers. Faux News viewers, a group so misinformed and deluded, they are worse off than those who watch no news at all.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

No Joe Walsh, it is you who is a pampered clueless Anti-American

No, Joe Walsh.

No, Joe, you do not get to play the I'm the better American than you Game. No, Joe, you do not get to call the Occupiers "spoiled, pampered, unfocused, clueless young people". Not you Joe. Not an unfocused man, like you who hides from his responsibilities as a father. Not you Joe, a spoiled Congressman who has proposed nothing to help your constituents. No, Joe, not you.

We Veterans ARE the 99%. A pampered Representative like you Joe can not call Veterans who are protesting crimes you refuse to acknowledge "Anti-American".

Joe Walsh why don't you swallow my thrice awarded sea service deployment ribbon, you gutless, never-served-day-in-uniform, cowardly, square-headed, loudmouth buffoon. As a sitting Republican Congressman you really highlight your Party's false claim to Support the Troops.

I know you're "tired of hearing that crap" about how the Banking and Wall Street Criminals aided by Republicans in the Congress and White House brought the economy into a Recession but, for you who's done nothing for the people in your district to slam the Veterans of the #OccupyMovement is an act of unmitigated gall.

But, it's just more evidence of the truth Veterans realize that Republicans don't give a shit about them and only use the military and service members as props for their political gain.

This current attack on #Occupy doesn't beat Walsh's previous low point, the aforementioned "tired of hearing that crap" when Walsh screamed at and berated a USPS worker and declared he didn't care if Veterans working for the Post Office lost their jobs.

Well, Joe's part of the Republican Party, a fetid putrid stinking bog of thieves, hypocrites, criminals, bigots, brutes, charlatans, frauds and elitists. Because to the Republicans the Rightwing push to privatize the Post Office trumps all associated concerns. For Republicans it is always Party over Country and Politics over People.

So, Joe Walsh next time you want to run your suck about spoiled and pampered you tell it to the Marines.

Monday, November 21, 2011

President Newt Gingrich Perfect Republican

Updated: From Addicting Info, 18 Newt Gingrich quotes, which capture his "wit" perfectly.

Updated 2: From Vox Verax, Gingrich no 'man of principle'. Dang, Gingrich has so many flaws, crimes, evil statements I forget about his 84 ethics violations and $300,000 USC fine from the House Ethics Committee.
Newt Gingrich is a perfect epitome of the Republican Party. Let's put aside his puffy-faced, expansive derriere, bulbous belly, giant swooping helmet hair and focus on his inane statements. Paul Krugman, via Ezra Klein, perfectly describes Newt as "he's a stupid man's idea of what a smart man sounds like..."

When Pinot Paul Ryan (ooh he's soooo dreamy!) unveiled his Fuck You, America the Republicans are stealing your Medicare and Social Security, Newt blasted it as "rightwing social engineering".R. Limbaugh and the Rightwing demanded Newt genuflect and repent. Newt dutifully did this by stating, "[A]ny ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood."

Gingrich has now revealed his plan to steal Social Security and roll it into Wall Street. Gingrich didn't use the term "privitaztion" because after George W. Bush's debacle failed in 2005, Republicans have tried different labels.

Basically, Gingrich's plan would eliminate pay-as-you-go, guaranteed-benefit system to a system of individual retirement accounts in which workers invest in stocks, bonds and mutual funds during their working lives and use the proceeds of those investments during retirement.

So, when Goldman Sachs invents another derivative scheme and knowingly peddles junk investments but tells you they are Triple A rated when in fact they are worthless when you go to collect, Oops, that's the Free Market! You should have done better diligence as the investor!

Of course, delving into a little of Newt's history we could start with his ridiculous infidelity and hypocrisy punctuated by the infamous 'cancer-bed divorce story'. While, the true story of Newt divorcing his cancer-stricken first wife isn't as bad as has been told, Newt did get her to sign divorce papers as she was convalescing from cancer-treatments so he could bed his new wife until Newt started cheating on his that wife while bemoaning Bill Clinton's cheating. As a perfect republican Gingrich isn't merely a hypocrite when it comes to sexual peccadilloes but also money. It was recently revealed that Gingrich earned $1.6 Million USC acting as a DC Insider lobbyist for Freddie Mac. Gingrich defended himself by saying he was hired as a historian. History has never been so profitable!

But, Gingrich is able to hold two separate ideas in his head similtaneously! Thus when confronted on the facts of his 35 year Hisotry in Washington DC Newt stated he's both a Washington DC Insider and a Washington DC Outsider!

On foreign policy: When President Obama declared the Libya Mission, the Right floundered around trying to figure out how to vilify the President while keeping their pretend Support the Troops label. Nobody on the Right floundered as much as Newt Gingrich. Like a stack of flabby flapjacks, Newt flip-flopped between supporting bombing and not supporting any intervention. Finally ending with... with... Well, he flopped around so much I don't know what viewpoint Gingrich concluded upon.

Now the reason Gingrich probably didn't know how to bash the President on Libya was last year Dinesh D'Souza released a hilariously titled "Roots" book which proclaimed Barack Obama is ruled by the african muslim ghost of his dead father to overthrow and kill whitey. Newt Gingrich chimed in, “What if Obama is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”

Gingrich's "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior" statement caused David Frum to ask, Why do Forbes (which presumably has many choices of cover material) and Gingrich imagine that such a message will resonate with their conservative audience?

On jobs: Gingrich has a plan to fire janitors and hire their 9 year old kids to take their jobs. Gingrich proclaimed,
“It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in, first of all, child laws, which are truly stupid. Most of these schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school.”
Newt's never had a real job so I'm sure he's never seen what a Custodian does everyday but, what a plan! Eliminate jobs from working class adults and distract and demean minority and disadvantaged students by making them pick up the trash and clean up the messes of their fellow students. Meanwhile, children of the proper class would need not suffer the ignominy of cleaning because the sons of janitors would be relegated to that task as befits their station.

All that need be said of Newt Gingrich are his own words, “This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works."

Which Side Are You On?

"Go get a job right after you take a bath." - Newt Gingrich recalls his chicken hawk youth and revives the Dirty Hippie taunt, lovingly highlighted by Andrew Breitbart.
The recent criminal violence by Police Officers directed at the #Occupy Protesters is merely a symptom of the Overall Disease which plagues America; The Infestation of the Nation by the 1%. I use the terms very purposefully because what we have seen besides Criminal Behavior by the Police (at the direction of their 1%) is a orchestrated campaign of dehumanization from Rightwing Propagandists and servants of the Plutocracy designed to create conditions were conservatives support violence against the 99%.

It's a daily barrage of loaded terms, bigoted labels, and dehumanizating castigation of the #Occupy Movement which has seeped into and now permeates every rightwing blog and news site. It's also a very old tactic. And if you should happen to be so skeptical that the Rightwing Media of this Nation is being pulled/directed/massaged towards vilifying and lying about OWS, you are not paying attention.

Here is a Lobbyist memorandum to the American Bankers Association highlighting ways to target OWS, including the monitoring of Open Source Intel (#Occupy Social Media Sites) to manufacture smears and plan counter-protest actions and strategizing the Messaging War against OWS. All for the low, low price of $850,000 USC.

It should have been clear early on that the 1% wasn't going to allow their control of this country subside merely because their inhuman greed, evil crimes, theft, oppression and murder had pushed the total income of 150 Million Americans under that of 400 people. And that a mere 0.1% (One-Tenth of the One Percent) make HALF of the Capital Gains Income in this Nation.

The 1% has always had willing defenders who will lie, obfuscate, confuse, smear, distort and when that fails just call for outright violence.
"Remember the lesson from my book: It just took a few shootings at Kent State to shut that down for good," - Ann Coutler.
The Process of dehumanization is almost complete. From World Net Daily writer Phil Elmore,
"Call out the National Guard. Turn on the fire hoses. Send bulldozers. Bring flame-throwers, for pity's sake. Men and women who give a damn about their country, wearing Hazmat suits and respiratory gear, empowered by the lawful government of this nation, should be marching in ranks on every Obamaville this very moment, prepared to beat with truncheons and shoot with rubber bullets every last filthy hippie. The "occupiers" are criminals and terrorists."
Here's a twittter rundown from John Nolte, Editor-in-chief of Andrew Breitbart's Big Government Site. His tweets read as a justification of violence and oppression and are cheerfully supported by the diseased Rightwingers. A Nolte tweet from Nov 17, "#OWS #OccupyWallStreet is a domestic terrorist organization. End of Story." A Nolte tweet from Nov 20, "Why do people say 'pepper-spraying defenseless Occupiers' as though it's a bad thing?"

Because at the core of this Battle is; Who shall control the Country? The 1% and their Rightwing Guardians or the 99%? Which side are you on? The 99% or Karl Rove's? We ARE the 99%.
"No you're not! No you're not! No you're not! No you're not! No you're not! If you believe in the right of the First Amendment to free speech then you demonstrate it by shutting up," Karl Rove...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"My Job is to Protect and Serve Real People, Not 'Romney' People."

The Images of Police Brutality, including the wantonly sadistic spraying of the seated protesters at UC Davis, the pepper spraying of an 84 year old woman at #OccupySeattle and the open mouthed close ranged shot at the N17 OWS have galvanized the Occupiers and delighted the sick, twisted and deranged conservatives.

But, it's a sideshow.

The 1% are ecstatic OWS and #Occupy are being side-tracked into civil rights complaints against individual officers or even whole Police Departments, because it takes the spotlight off of them. The 1% always want the focus off themselves, it keeps allowing them to get away with Plunder.

Now, from the images I think the Officers committed crimes. But, everyone should realize the Officers in question are going to parse their reports with just the right verbiage, i.e. 'a volatile situation, fear for my and my fellow officers safety, the body language of the protesters indicated willful disobedience to my lawful instructions, proper use of force, etc', that they probably will escape criminal punishment and at most will receive administrative discipline from their Departments.

But, remember the Officers are the Tools of the Oppressors. These conflicts with Police have been what the 1% have been dreaming about and hoping for since OWS began on September 17th. Do not let them succeed in dividing the 99%.

These officers and their actions must be condemned (and punished) but the focus must always be turned back to the 1%, the Oppressors. The Goal must be to Destroy the Plutocracy and return the American Dream to the 99%

Friday, November 18, 2011

N17 OccupyChi Mass Action, Rahm Emmanuel's Budget and the 1%

"You really started something here. Hope on the streets..." - Batman Begins
The N17 #Occupy Mass Action was powerful. The March in Chicago followed by the General Assembly (GA) at the Thompson Center is an indication the bitter Chicago Winter will not be enough to dissapate the Occupiers.

Attending OccupyChi GA's is informative and inspiring. It's a functioning example of Direct Democracy what the 1% now appears desperate to stop. However, unlike, the other #OccupyMovements, Chicago has not had a large long lasting entrenched Protest site. For that reason, Chicago has also not seen the massive over-the-top paramilitary sweep and clear bulldozer operations Oakland and New York and now several other cities have experienced.

46 arrests were made, but The Full-Lockdown 1% Solution has yet to be applied to Although the previous arrests of almost 50 little old ladies, members of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus, was bad enough.

At the N17 OccupyChi GA, the big item on the agenda was Rahm Emmanuel's 2012 Budget. It was correctly pointed out this budget, like all Austerity Plans, is solely for the benefit of the 1% and at the expense of the 99%.

The Stack, which included a CTA member, a CPS teacher, a long time striker against the Congress Hotel, an OccupySouthSide leader, an off-topic Ron Paulian, and several others focused on specifically condemning Rahm Emmanuel and his budget, and the decision to close of 6 of 12 Mental Health Facilities in Chicago while the others will be privatized. Of all the 99%, those suffering from mental illness or disability are the least able to defend themselves.

Several Beautiful Protesters from the November 15th Mental Health Care Action held at City Hall also spoke. Those protesters spent over 10 hours outside Rahm's office denouncing his budgetary decision to close the clinics.

But, here's the problem. While I fully support condemning Rahm's 2012 Budget, Emmanuel is a tool. Rahm is merely the pruning shears for the 1%. The key is to identify his holders. Who are the Companies which will control these privatized mental health hospitals? Who's on the boards of the Companies? How much will they reap from rationing care to the disabled? What kind of exclusive contracts have they signed to provide mandatory care? What expenses will these private companies be able to illegally slough off onto the people, as Illinois Blue Cross Blue Shield did*, while the profits are funneled to their off-shore accounts?

Rahm's budget is akin to Paul Ryan's Coupon for HealthCare or Scott Walker's Union Busting. The 1% will always be able to find a willing political tool to carry out their orders and steal the wealth of this nation. The key is not to break the tools but to "break" the hands of the 1% thus loosening their stranglehold on the Nation and We, the People forever.
*- Illinois Blue Cross Blue Shield, the states' largest health insurance company, paid $25 million to settle allegations that it denied coverage to sick children in need of nursing care by "fraudulently" shifting their claims to the state's Medicaid program.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The 1% Solution applied to OWS

"From here you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance, and the end of your insignificant rebellion."
Early in the morning, Mayor Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to conduct a sweep-and-clear paramilitary style raid on Zuccotti Park. The 1% have allowed this little rebellion to go on long enough. The Plutocracy would prefer if you just sat back and accepted your enslavement and Classacre (Class Massacre) and stayed silent.

As with all Iron Fisted Tyrants, Bloomberg, the handmadien of the 1%, cited the health and well-being of the protesters for the necessity of the violent crackdown. And the removal was conducted in the early am, after the Brooklyn Bridge has been shut down till 0600 hours, and with media persons being specifically moved to an area away from were the beatings, pepper-spray, tear gas, mass arrests, destruction of private property and use of bulldozers to roust OWS occurred.This isn't the first #Occupy to be removed with in the early morning with the use of heavy machinery and paramilitary action.

Here is the Right's reaction:

Over at Michelle Malkin's site it's constant calls for more police violence against the Protesters. I'm surprised they haven't called for water boarding the protesters to determine who is leading them, although there have been calls for high pressure water cannons to be used so there's that...

At HotAir this post from the odious "Captain" Ed Morrisey highlights the entire intentional disconnect,
If the Occupiers have an actual and legitimate agenda, why can’t they demonstrate within the law to make their point?
Ah, within the law. That's the whole point, the 1% and their Rightwing Attack Dogs have been working and shaping and refining a political system which has wrested power and money from the 99% and has made it legal for them to do so. It's the Free Speech Zones all over again. But, conservatives, ala "Captain" Ed, don't actually believe in Democracy, they are and always have been authoritarians and little more than mouthpieces for the Plutocracy.

Of course, a move like this has caused a lot of internet traffic and chatter. The best rundown comes from Mother Jones reporter Josh Harkinson's firsthand account. But, interesting blog, facebook, twitter traffic aside the most important news came when Oakland Mayor Jean Quan apparently admitted the 11/15 Raids were coordinated,
“I was recently on a conference call with 18 cities across the country who had the same situation,"
with Authorities in other cities and possibly the Department of Homeland Security and that before the day was done there were already two injunctions issued by Judges.

The first one was a restraining order allowing the Protesters to return and stopping Bloomberg and the NYPD from interfering at all with OWS.

However, the second one was not so beneficial to #Occupy. tT also shows the level of duplicitious chicanery the 1% are always willing to stoop too, to stop the 99%. It stops all "Camping" in the Park. OWS is not Camping. It is Protest. It is a Righteous Shout against the Economic Inequality and Legalized Theivery the 1% have set up in this Nation. But, it's the 1% legalese solution to stifling dissent and outlawing Democracy. By labeling it "camping" the 1% empower their political, media, and law enforcement dogs to disrupt, detain and beat those who attempt to return.

OWS and the #OccupyMovement are the most clear example of Democracy in the US. That the Rightwingers hate it because their Plutocratic Lords and Masters hate it. And the hypocritical conservatives demand Authorities destroy #Occupy, preferably violently, but also using the laws finely crafted and purposefully adopted by the 1% to stifle and eliminate protest.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The 99% Shrugs. Going Galt is exactly what OWS and #Occupy are Doing!

Ayn Rand that scion of selfishness and thievery thought she had perfected an ideology for the blood-sucking parasitic Plutocratic class to use in furthering their oppression of the True Producers of Wealth the 99%.

Well, now the roles have been reversed. OWS is "Going on Strike". OWS is suceeding in highlighting the enormous Income Inequality between the Real Producers of Wealth in this Nation, the 99%, and the Moocher Class; That cadre of Politicos, Bankers, Yakuzas on Wall Street, the Corporate Media and the Members of the Brandy Snifter Class. The 1%, the Biggest Moochers in History.

The 99% produce the Wealth, the 1% suck off the wealth and elevate frauds, charlatans, grifters and bullies into the Political and Media Class to Legitimize, Justify and make their Theft of Trillions Lawful.

What they #Occupy Movement has realized is their Direct Actions make them the "True Atlases". The #OccupyMovement knows the 1% have survived only by creating a System in which the largesse they enjoy is not gotten through superior talent, hard work or imagination but through an ever increasingly byzantine structure of wealth transfer.

Corporations are the biggest moochers in history.
Over the last three years, 78 corporations had at least one year where they paid no federal income tax at all, while 30 corporations paid ZERO over the entire three years. Even though those 30 Corporations made $160 billion in profits over that period.
Halliburton and their subsidiaries received Billions in No Bid Contracts from their Moocher buddies under the Bush Administration.
These Corporations, Lockheed Martin ($61 Million) Boeing ($644 Million), Northrop Grumann ($410 Million), admitted to stealing Millions via fraudulent contracts through the DoD.
The Corporations, Chevron, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil receive Billions in Tax Payer dollars from the US Government via subsidies which were crafted as early as 1916.
All of these Moocher Corporations are protected by the Republican Party, many members of the Democratic Party, increasingly Paramilitary Police Forces and a Corporate Media World which shields and succors them.

And these Political and Media Attack Dogs defend their Moneyed Masters with cries of Socialism! We do have in America is Socialism. For the 1%.

So, 99% it's time to Shrug Off the shackles of the Moochers. It's time we tell the Plutocrats, the 1% who have survive only by Plunder, only by stealing the fruits of our labor, it's time to tell them no more. The Free Ride on the Backs of the 99% is Over!

The 99% Shrugs!

I found this Libertarian Blog Post by Wayne Allen Root, a few months back. It is hilarious the level of ideological blindness, effete ignorance and fantastical escapism which has crept into the hard right over the years. Root writes;
The lesson of Atlas Shrugged is that without the $100,000+ earners paying into Social Security, there are no pensions for the poor and lower middle class. Without the wealthy owners of million-dollar mansions paying $25,000 and $50,000 annual property tax bills, there is no funding for public schools. Without the wealthy paying into Medicare, there is no “free” healthcare for the elderly. Without capitalists motivated by profit, there are no discoveries to eradicate polio or create miraculous cancer and AIDS drugs. Without capitalists motivated by profit, there are no jobs, period! That is what happens when the producers of society go on strike to protect themselves from the looters.
First off, there are so many errors. Jonas Salk famously did not patent his polio vaccine. Social Security taxes are capped at $106,800 so the + Earners that Root so worries about aren't paying anything extra for the poor and lower middle classes he so disdainfully hates.

For far too long We the 99% have allowed these so-called Capitalists get away with calling themselves the Productive Class. Well, they aren't. Mitt Romney, these Hedge Fund "Managers", aren't creating anything. They are Theives and Fakes, playing number games and killing American Jobs to increase their financial bottom line. So, the Strike has Begun Mr. Root but it is against You and Your Class of Criminals we the 99% are Striking!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Conservatives Love when Veterans commit Suicide and Cheer when Police Attack Protesters and Veterans

In 2005, when asked about Government spending on Veterans George W. Bush's Pentagon's undersecretary for personnel and readiness, David Chu said, "The amounts have gotten to the point where they are hurtful. They are taking away from the nation's ability to defend itself."
Since OWS, Conservatives scum skimmers and smear merchants have made it their mission to destroy the Movement. They do this because OWS and #Occupy are telling the truth about the the Plutocratic Elites and the awfulness of conservatism which, is wittingly aiding the transfer of wealth to the Richest 1% while forcing the 99% into wage slavery.

Every story about OWS on the major conservative sites and thus re-posted on all the group-think rightwing blogs has tried to cast OWS as an extremist movement. Therefore, as the #Occupy Movement has gained steam, the Right has called for what it always calls for, the Violent Crackdown of political opponents by Government Officials.

This is the true nature of Rightwingers. When faced with a political movement they disagree with (although let's be clear the Right hates and fantasizes about killing Liberals and the members of Democratic Party) they immediately call on Power of Government to eliminate their political opposition.

Conservatism is Terrorism. Conservatism is Chicken Hawk Warmongering Cowardice. Conservatism fails and marginalizes minorities, women, LGBT, the impoverished, the sick, those with non-conformist ideas or beliefs and, yes, the Veterans they pretend to fawn over.
"They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure, which you’re a part, and so am I." - Bill O'Reilly, May 29, 2007.
If the Rightwing was consistent the images of Police violently beating OccupyCal Protesters would get them out in the streets.

If the Rightwing weren't hypocrites the stories of Marine Corps Iraq Veterans Scott Olsen and Kayvan Sabeghi wounded while exercising their Constitutional Rights would be a Cause Celebre. Instead conservative chicken hawk liar Jim Hoft, slandered Olsen, until it was shown the Hoft's slanders were not about the Marine Corps Vet Scott Olsen, then just like all rightwing smear merhcants, Hoft doubled down.

If the Rightwing actually cared about to help Veterans instead of turning a blind eye to their endemic plight of homelessness and suicide, they'd push for increased taxes on Corporate Thieves who use the military to increase their bottom line and then slyly leave the physically and mentally broken Vets to be taken care of by the government.

Instead, the recent suicide of Veteran at the OccupyVermont camp has been used by Conservatives as a call for ending the #OccupyMovement. The only Veteran Conservatives love is a dead Veteran. Because then Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity can stick their perverted inhuman ideology onto the lips of the dead Veterans, as they did with Pat Tillman. But, when it turns out Tillman was anti-war and fought against every part of the despicable conservative policies. Toxic conservative garbage Ann Coutler will simply say, "I don't believe it." Chicken Hawk Hannity concurs, "I don't believe it either."

And that is why even though Veterans are joining the ranks of OWS, because if one group can see how the American Capitalist system chews up and spits out people it is Veterans. So, Sean Hannity calls Veterans and Teachers at the OWS Protests, "Skinhead Nazi Pyschos". Andrew Breitbart compares OWS to Al Qaeda and 9/11.

Instead of actually listening to OWS, the Rightwing is fixated on President Obama. The Right is furiously trying to proclaim OWS as Obama and Rahm "Chicago-Style Gangster Politics". Proving first that they know nothing about OWS, #Occupy in general, and OccupyChi specifically.

It's fright you hear belching forth from the conservative toxic garbage mouths. They are bereft of ideas. Conservatism is a zombie philosophy espoused by bigots, charlatans, crooks and elitists to flatter their 1% Masters and enslave the 99%. OWS has them scrambling. #Occupy is resonating with more Americans everyday who are rejecting the Plutocratic Neo-Feudalist system conservatives are rabidly defending.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Joe Walsh is a Screaming Ignorant Despicable Uncouth Scumbag (Updated)

Guess who Joe Walsh blames for the Housing Crash? Why he blames Fannie and Freddie and the poor for the housing bubble.

Joe Walsh took time out of his busy schedule of not doing anything for his constituents to yell at them. Walsh is not "passionate". Joe Walsh is an uncouth lout, a muling brat, who when faced with facts which tear down his beloved Blame the Poor rhetoric resorts to the Argument of the Red Face and Loud Voice.

In just one year Representative Joe Walsh has shown the ugly face of modern conservative thought. Joe Walsh has no facts to back up his position but if you yell loud enough and swear you win the argument. Thus we have Joe Walsh screaming about how the 99% know the Republican Big Zombie Lie is false:

However, here is the truth, Deregulation and Private Sector Banks not Fannie and Freddie caused the Housing Bubble:
During those same explosive three years [2004-2006], private investment banks — not Fannie and Freddie — dominated the mortgage loans that were packaged and sold into the secondary mortgage market. In 2005 and 2006, the private sector securitized almost two thirds of all U.S. mortgages, supplanting Fannie and Freddie, according to a number of specialty publications that track this data.
Barry Ritholtz has an excellent dissection of the Big Zombie Lie. But, the Republicans and Wall Street Thieves will never let go of the Big Zombie Lie and will never let the truth about the effects of their negligent deregulation schemes be spoken.

Conservative think tanks spend days crafting thousands of essays blaming Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Fannie and Freddie who forced Banks and Private Lending Firms to loan to those shiftless lazy Poor Deadbeats. Not Deadbeats like Joe Walsh mind you, but *cough* minorities *cough* deadbeats...

That's what the disgraceful Joe Walsh was screaming. Walsh is a disgrace to the office he represents, the male gender and humanity. But, the Rightwing slaves and bigots love him. Too bad the people of his district won't get a chance to vote him out, which they'd do in landslide numbers, but nonetheless in one more year Joe will be looking for work.

And that!!! is the reason Walsh is acting like this; Walsh is busy positioning himself for his lucrative career as a shill for the Corporate Hegemony which controls the US Government. But, regardless Walsh is also an uncouth lout unfit to even be a Congressman and contemptuous of the hardworking Illinois people he supposedly represents.

Postal Worker Melissa Rakestraw who handled the screaming Joe Walsh with aplomb and grace just handed the ignorant block-headed Walsh his ass on the Ed Show. Besides the truncated video everyone has seen from Walsh, in the extended version Joe showed his utter disregard for America and his complete devotion to conservative evil because he's also pushing the bullshit rightwing mantra that by destroying the Post Office via selling off the lucrative postal routes to Corporate control and eliminating thousands of jobs he'll help the Nation. Think Progress has more on the graceful Rakestraw and the ridiculous and disgraceful screaming Congressman Walsh.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bruce Fancher Battles the Barbarians of Zuccotti Park (Rightwing Smear Campaign)

Seriously, "The Barbarians of Zuccotti Park" is like something out of the Robert E. Howard universe.

Anyway a "Hobbyist Photographer" named Bruce Fancher had his story transcribed in the National Review Online. Here is the recounting of that most horrible of days;
Bruce was taking photographs of tents when a man approached him and told to him to “have some respect.” He calmly explained that it was a public park and he had every right to be there. Before he knew it, his camera had been smacked out of his hands, and his face had been punched. Bleeding fairly heavily from his nose, he went and described the assault to one of the many policeman in the square. An ambulance was called, and arrived almost immediately. When she was finished, the EMT told him that it was the “fourteenth assault” to which she had personally been called.

The professionalism of the first responders stopped there, however. “There is a certain expectation of the police,” Bruce told me, but service was not forthcoming: The NYPD officer steadfastly refused to go back into the park, suggesting that to do so would “cause a riot.” As a result, the assailant, described as “light, about 28 years old, muscular, short hair, and well dressed,” got away unpunished. When he described the attack to the reporting cop, the reaction was “indifference. I may as well have told him that it was going to rain tomorrow.” He received little sympathy from the OWS crowd either. Amazingly, “no one saw anything,” and no help was proferred. Perhaps “love for all” doesn’t apply as universally as advertised in the commune.
Ha ha ha! As a cop I can't tell you how many times I've heard the 'Oh officer I was blissfully minding my own business when this awful evil man appeared and without provocation beat me up'.

The "No one saw anything" should be the kicker, that this didn't happen the way old Bruce Fancher (a.k.a. Dead Lord / a.k.a. Timberwolf) described. But, we are living in an age of BS conservative smears and lying rightwing hacks (or in this case hacker). The amazing thing about this story is the absolute full faith the conservatives have that Fancher's version of events is 100% true and accurate.

What's the name of the EMT? What are the case numbers for the alleged "14 previous assaults"? What's the names of the Officers, Fancher talked to? These facts are missing from this story. What most likely happened was a scuffle of some kind but Fancher probably caught the worst of it, but telling the truth to the Cops that he was an active participant in a fight doesn't go a long way to providing the Rightwing with the beloved evidence of OWS thuggery.

It's the story of the young white McCain staffer having a B carved into her face by an evil Obama supporter. Conservatives are only too eager and willing to accept every story that conforms to their views. But, of course, the fact that everyone commenting on the story wasn't there should also give make conservatives pause before ranting about the evil leftists but that sort of skepticism is far too much to ask of rightwing ninnies.
Fancher has a history of being a fairly famous Computer Hacker. But, perhaps some insight into the political viewpoints of Bruce Fancher would help: Here are three reviews posted on Amazon from Bruce Fancher:

Of the One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy by David Horowitz dated March 13, 2009:
Horowitz presents a well-documented, irrefutable case that the academy has been taken over by the radical far-left. This should be a must read for politicians, policy-makers, administrators, faculty (the sane ones), students and their parents. Unfortunately, the Left is a religion, and those who subscribe to it's tenets (you know, the "open-minded") are impervious to persuasion, argument and debate. They know only that they and their beliefs are superior to all others, that if they and theirs had political power, they would be able to transform the world into a far better place than it is now, and that therefore anyone who opposes, or even questions them -- like Horowitz -- is an inhuman monster who must be smeared, defamed and destroyed. So when you read the one-star reviews of this book by the small-minded and intolerant, take them with a grain (better yet, a gallon) or salt.
On The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star by Matthew Continetti dated November 14, 2009:
This book brilliantly takes apart and disproves the vicious smears that the leftist media used to attack Palin during the 2008 campaign. The book makes an excellent and irrefutable case that the media's politically-motivated portrayal of Palin, which was almost inversely proportional to the extraordinary efforts made to ignore and explain away any negative information about Barrack Obama, was unprecedented and bore almost no relation to the truth. Unfortunately, more than a year after the election, the campaign against Palin continues unabated. Today's so-called "fact-checking" article by the Associated Press is so ridiculous that it almost reads as a parody. For example, the eleven (!) contributors to the article take on the role of mind-readers, challenging Palin's claim that she was driven by "purpose" instead of "ambition" by characterizing her book as having "all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto." Hopefully, Continetti's book will help to set the record straight about who the real Sarah Palin is.
On America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy by Gar Alperovitz dated June 24, 2005:
As PJ O'Rourke says, Liberalism is just Marxism by the glass. It's mind-boggling to think how much of a narciscist someone has to be to imagine that they have the knowledge and wisdom to write a plan to bring to peace and happiness to an entire country. And how out of touch they need to be to imagine that anyone else outside of a small fringe is going to even pay attention.
I wasn't there so I don't know what happened for certain. But, reading this story it's clearly an emotional plea. It's loaded with word usage designed to appeal to the reptilian conservative brain; All of Bruce's actions were cool and collected "He calmly explained" and all the actions by the OWS leftists were viscous, unwarranted and evil.

Additionally, I don't know why when rightwing poseurs and hacks recount their attempts at instigation and the ensuing altercations they write these kind of statements; "Perhaps "love for all" doesn't apply as universally as advertised in the commune." Why do conservatives expect liberals to be tolerant and open to their ignorance, bigotry and hostility? The quote from Karl Popper applies most aptly,
"We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant."
So, Rightwing inflitrators and hacks when you attempt to stir up trouble and cause problems and it blows up in your face you've brought it down upon yourself...

John Hinderaker, Jim Hoft and Andrew Breitbart battle The Barbarians of Zuccotti Park

The drumming. (drums fingers on table) I thought it would stop but it never does. Never ever stops. Inside my head, the drumming, Doctor. The constant drumming. - The Master

I could help you. Please, let me help. - The Doctor

It’s everywhere. Listen, listen, listen. (taps table) Here come the drums. Here come the drums. - The Master
The Sound of The Drums, Doctor Who
OWS has the so alarmed the One Percent they've called forth All of their smearing Conservative dogs. These mendacious plutocratic sycophants will spare no effort, will leave no lie unspoken and will use anything to serve their Moneyed Masters.

Chief liar and fabricator Andrew Breitbart is the scummiest piece of conservative trash and filth for proclaiming in a tweet:
Coincidence or Coordinated? #OWS attacked Wall Street to the week after Al Qaeda attacked Wall Street on 9/11.
Breitbart is Loathsome. Just loathsome. But it shows, 1) conservatives will never stop waving the bloody shirt of 9/11 and 2) despite being a serial liar Breitbart will never be shunned or silenced and the bigger his lies and outrageous statements the more support he will receive because he is doing it in service to the Rich and Powerful. His entire operation over at BigGovernment is devoted to undercutting, infiltrating and destroying the 99%. Imagine if he uncovered professionally manufactured memos with these mission statements:
- "Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. The Rep should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington.”

– “You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep’s presentation, Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early.”

– "The goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. If he says something outrageous, stand up and shout out and sit right back down. Look for these opportunities before he even takes questions.”
Of course, those were crafted by the Dick Armey and Koch Brothers for 1% fueled and financed Tea Party. #Occupy and OWS are true grassroots movements.

John Hinderaker posted a video on his Powerline blog, with the headline Rampaging Occupiers Attack 78-year old Woman The evidence? Why strangely (or purposefully) the video fails to capture the moment of the "attack", but does show two elderly ladies at different times and different areas having fallen to the ground and being helped to their feet by police/security personnel.

Oddly, at this same rally, a One Percenter ran over 3 protesters and then ran into another group of protesters with his car. The Rightwing response? Applause and fantasizing about doing it themselves or shooting the protesters.

Glenn Beck's The Blaze, Hotair, FreeRepublic, Erick Erickson's Red State blog and Yahoo news stories are now replete with conservatives calling for fire hoses, clubbing, violence and police brutality. When a peaceful protester was shot by a Oakland Police Officer,
“While filming a police line at Occupy Oakland after midnight on Nov. 3 following the Nov. 2 general strike, an officer opens fire and shoots me with a rubber bullet. [Probably a bean-bag round G_e_G] I was standing well back. There was no violence or confrontations of any kind underway. At 0:31 seconds you can see a tall officer in the front raise his weapon and then fire. This is the full clip of the incident.”
Conservatives cheer.

Conservatism is Terrorism. It's designed to push the majority of Americans into penury and wage slavery. It's Orwellian in it's language and actions.

But, despite the worst efforts of the Breitbart and his ilk, by an overwhelming majority, the American People know Wall Street and their wholly owned Republican Party are responsible for the economic calamity. The Top 3 causes of the Republican Recession 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 images and video of 50 elderly seniors of the 1500 members of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus being arrested at OccupyChi warms the cockles of Rightwing Terrorists hearts, it strengthens the spines and resolve of The 99% to continue!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Darrell Issa Investigates! Learns Solyndra and Gunwalking are George W. Bush's Fault

Darrell Issa, the richest man in Congress, has been fighting furiously to pin the blame for the Republican Recession onto President Obama. But, what Issa has uncovered is all the colossal screw-ups in DC rest in the bushwhacking hands of George Bush. Heh heh heh heh.
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." ~ George W. Bush, May 24, 2005.
Solyndra! Solyndra! Gunwalking! Gunwalking!

Solyndra and the ATF Gunwalking scheme Fast and Furious were begun under the auspices of the George Bush Regime. And as Republicans always do they bungled both these tasks and then hid the information from the incoming Obama Presidency.

The Solyndra loan guarantee was a multi-year process that the Bush Administration launched in 2007. In January 2009, Bush tried to strong-arm the Department of Energy into pushing the Solyndra loan before a credit review board, to show how much Bush loved Clean Energy. Read here for a Timeline of Solyndra Loan.

Under George W. Bush, the process of Mexican "Gun Walking" was known as Operation: Wide Receiver. It started in 2006 under Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and ran until the end of 2007 culimating in Zero Arrests.

Now, you never heard about these Bush Era Failures because in 2006 and 2007 Bush was ramping up the Iraq War and conservatives were using the War to attack Liberals. It's unbelievable the amount of damage the Republicans can do to the Nation in pursuit of servicing their Plutocratic Overlords. They have been eating the seed corn and any other number of cliched colloquiasms about short-sightedness you can think of!

The Republican Party is Anti-American. The Republican Party is the epitome of Evil.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

'I'll be whomever you want me to be,' Republican Joe Walsh

Anyway You Want It
That's the Way You Need It
Anyway You Want It
~ Journey
Scion of Family Values and Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh was awarded True Blue pro-family status by Tony Perkins' Family Research Council. Walsh proclaimed,
"I am proud and honored to be recognized by the Family Research Council as the only member from Illinois with a 100 percent pro-family voting record."
Okay. What a joke!

Before, getting to the details do you know what the best thing about this story is? OWS and the 99 have made Joe Walsh irrelevant! Joe Walsh had dreams of becoming the next Newt Gingrich or at least Michele Bachmann. But, Joe isn't going to win re-election, and in one years time he'll be reduced to hawking his wares to whatever lobbyist firm or off-hour Rightwing news station will have him.

Joe Walsh is a beloved Tea Party Freshman, that is he is loved by people outside his district. In his district Walsh is basically playing out the string. Walsh has no ideas, Walsh has advanced no issues, and Walsh has done nothing to help his constituents. But, Tea Party racists love him because Walsh made youtube videos and MSNBC appearances this year screaming Obama is Black! and "American Jews aren't Pro-Israel enough."

Now, an amusing thing about Joe Walsh is his record. If the Tea Party knew about his previous political record and the long list of personal and financial disasters, disregard for the law and political positions they would... Well, they would probably not care because IOKIYAR!

What Joe Walsh did in 2010 was cash in on a particular, and now defunct, moment in American politics. Joe Walsh will pretend to be whatever you want as evidenced by the last 3 decades of his career.

During the 1980's Walsh tried to be an actor. And while he was apparently unsuccessful he never stopped acting and this set him up for the future.

In the 1990s when Clinton-ian 'Fiscal Conservative/Social Liberal' catch-phrase was popular, Walsh in one of his runs for office identified himself as such. Walsh even went so far as to use President Clinton's phraseology on abortion, declaring he wanted it safe, rare and legal. I'm sure the Teabaggers would love to know that Joe Walsh and Bill Clinton hold the same ideals.

In the early 2000s, Joe Walsh has had his Illinois Driver's License Suspended, left his wife, stopped caring for his kids and jetted off to Mexico with his mistress.

So, the supreme irony, the absolute inconvertible evidence of Rightwing Hypocrisy, the fact that exposes the lie of so-called Conservative Personal Responsibility is Joe Walsh owes $117,000 dollars in back child support.

When the story broke, Walsh went on the offensive declaring the story was a hit-job on him because he was fighting the good fight in Washington D.C. But, as more evidence grew Walsh tried to throw up some bullshit. First, in a fit of puerile impotence sued his ex-wife for asking for the $117,000 in back child support he hasn't paid. Next, Walsh declared in their October Court appearance that he had a "verbal agreement" with his wife not to pay child support.

As a police officer, having dealt with hundreds of Domestic Dispute calls this "verbal agreement" Walsh cites most likely, went like this,
'Laura? It's Joe. Yeah, F**K You B*tch I ain't paying you any more. Yeah, take it to court! You think a Judge is going to rule against me? I'm a man. Suck it baby.'
Please note that my paraphrased Walsh comments are very probably quite accurate as I've listened to Joe Walsh in person and on television often.

After the Court ruled against him, “I don’t know why my ex-wife filed this complaint last December, three weeks after I was elected a U.S. congressman.” Walsh provided $35,000 dollars to fund his 2010 campaign. His ex-wife Laura has been fighting Walsh for 9 years trying to get him to pay money to raise his children. So, yeah Joe tell it to the Judge...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Boeing the Biggest Thief in the United States

"Ignore him. He's a common thief."
"Ha! As common as they come! But, I ain't nothing compared to you gentlemen. You steal peoples lives..." ~ from The Mask of Zorro
Chicago based Boeing has paid over $644 Million Dollars to the Pentagon and the Government Accountability Office to settle fraud complaints, since 2000. Yet, Boeing is still be awarded enormous Welfare Handouts errr, DoD contracts. It's difficult to get an exact total but I've seen credible figures that show Boeing, alone, has been awarded over $90 Billion in DoD contracts since 2006.

Yet, the Chicago Tribune has spent a better part of this year highlighting individual cases of pension fraud. Because theft is wrong and Unionized pension theft is really wrong since it's stealing tax payer money, just like Boeing but on such microscopic scale in comparison. However, the last article on Boeing from the Chicago Tribune is from October 26 and it highlights the $17.7 Billion in revenue and $1.1 Billion in profits boeing made in the 3rd Quarter of 2011.

It would be easy for any company to post Quarterly profits in the Billions when they are committing case after case and Hundreds of Millions in fraud (a nice white collar word for Theft). So, why is it when a Corporation like Boeing commits theft on a massive and Nation ruining scale, the presses are silent?

When a Corporate Criminal Enterprise known as Boeing attempts to bust their Union;
Boeing officials said in a video-taped press statement that, "the overriding factor (in transferring the line) was not the business climate. And it was not the wages we’re paying today. It was that we cannot afford to have a work stoppage, you know, every three years."
why is the press not running a news story everyday as with the individual cases of thousands of dollars in pension theft?

Why when Boeing attempts to harm American workers and turns to the Republican Party for aid in eliminating workers jobs and slashing workers rights is there so little coverage by the major newspaper in the city, in which, that company is Headquartered?

Why does the Tribune not ask Republican Congressman Darrel Issa, the richest member of Congress, to recuse himself from the Boeing and National Labor Relations Board case? Why?

Because, when Workers get all uppity and shit it's time to bring in the Republican One Percenters like Darrel Issa to aid a Criminal Corporate Enterprises in undercutting government regulations and workers rights, safety and... Jobs. The role of the Republican Party is to keep the 99% down.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Michael Bloomberg talks about the Republican Recession

"Those who own this country ought to govern it," - John Jay

New York Billionaire Mike Bloomberg, angry that his beloved 1% are correctly being blamed for Wall Street's Rigged Toxic Economic System which led to the current Financial Disaster, recently told the OWS protests; "I hear your complaints. Some of them are totally unfounded. It was not the banks that created the mortgage crisis. It was, plain and simple, Congress who forced everybody to go and give mortgages to people who were on the cusp."

Thank You Mayor Bloomberg for pointing out this Economic Disaster was accomplished at the behest of the 1% by the REPUBLICAN PARTY. This is a Republican Recession. This is the Economic Collapse is the Fault of the Republican Party.

Okay not exactly, the current Recession is being pushed on America by the Rich 1% Plutocrats with the vicious Republican dogs and conservative dupes aiding them. Bloomberg can't help himself. His Aristocratic sensibilities are offended by the sight of the 99% expressing their 1st Amendment Rights. But, Bloomberg can't wallow in the mud like Faux News "Reporters" or Conservative Smear Merchants.

Bloomberg isn't the only angry One Percenter, BofA CEO Brian T. Moynihan is "incensed" by the plebes. How dare these OWS types not recognize their Moneyed Masters beneficence! "I, like you [speaking to BofA Executives], get a little incensed when you think about how much good all of you do, whether it's volunteer hours, charitable giving we do, serving clients and customers well," Moynihan said. Addressing critics, he said, "You ought to think a little about that before you start yelling at us."

But, let's not forget the Wall Street Criminals and Bank Thieves could not have accomplished this theft of Billions without the aid of the Republican Party. But, unlike what the alternate reality the Rightwing revisionists are trying to sell these days the Government didn't force any bank, any lender to make these loans. The Banksters and Wall Street Criminals wanted the housing bubble and choose the Republicans in Congress and the White House to push through legislation making their crimes "legal".

It doesn't even start with Senator Phill Gramm or the Gramm-Leach-Bliley repeal of Glass-Steagal in 2000. It doesn't end with the Heritage Foundation's 2001 ridiculous claims the Bush Tax Cuts on the Wealthy would accomplish the following:
1) Effectively pay off the federal debt;
2) Reduce the federal surplus by $1.4 trillion;
3) Substantially increase family income;
4) Save the entire Social Security surplus;
5) Increase personal savings;
6) Create more job opportunities.
No this Republican Recession is not an accident. It is the culmination of the Republican Party's Owners to shrink Government down to be drowned in a bathtub. The despicable Grover Norquist, originator of the Drowning phrase, longtime conservative smear merchant, long-time partner of convicted criminal Jack Abramoff, president of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, said President Bush will be remembered “long after people can no longer pronounce or spell Fallujah.”

And Grover will be correct. Bush's "Ownership Society" ideals, which began when he was Governor of Texas in the 1990s, will be remembered in US History classes as the either, the realization of a long held Republican goal, the destruction of the Middle Class, the largest Transfer of Wealth to the Richest 1%, and the creation of perpetual Wage Slavery for America or the rise of #Occupy and the beginning of the Renaissance of the American People.

Once Bush got into the White House (and in his spare time of ordering Americans to torture, making up stories about phantom Iraqi WMDs, and not spending much time worrying about Osama Bin Laden) Bush was aiding and abetting Alan Greenspan and the Wall Street Thieves in creating an financial housing bubble in which Wall Street would end up receiving Trillions of dollars under the guise of helping everyone own a home, "And part of it is working together as a Nation to encourage folks to own their home." President George W. Bush, Oct. 15, 2002.

The really bad credit default swaps, the really divorced from reality derivative gambling, the really evil chop and blend bundling of worthless toxic assets into AAA rated loans occurred between 2002-2006, at a time the White House, Supreme Court, House of Representatives, and Senate were all completely dominated by Republicans.

Republicans are in the business of destroying Government. But, Republicans never take blame and for what they have deliberately wrought. So even though private sector loans were responsible,
During those same explosive three years [2004-2006], private investment banks — not Fannie and Freddie — dominated the mortgage loans that were packaged and sold into the secondary mortgage market. In 2005 and 2006, the private sector securitized almost two thirds of all U.S. mortgages, supplanting Fannie and Freddie, according to a number of specialty publications that track this data.
Ask any conservative what caused the Financial Collapse, they will cite Fannie and Freddie, ACORN and Barney Frank. But, the rising inequality in our Society? The Incredible Gap between the Richest 0.1% and the Rest of America? That is unknown to them.

So we have Republicans at the behest of their Moneyed Masters enacting policies, rigging laws, and ignoring crimes which has nearly destroyed the Nation, has made millions of Americans unemployed and plunged the 99% into a spiral of destitution which will take a decades long radical battle against the 1%, who will spend every second cheating, stealing, buying politicians, rewriting laws, rigging elections, altering textbooks and the historical narrative, employing thousands of rightwing hacks at conservative think tanks and, yes, relying on Govenrment officials to discourage, harass, arrest and beat We, the 99%.

Bloomberg's Awful Comment; What can we say for certain regarding the GSEs?
My sense is that these are people who can’t accept that some markets, especially financial ones, are disasters when completely unregulated – and thus find any far-fetched excuse to blame the government.