|By: jbade Friday November 22, 2013 11:31 am|
|By: jbade Thursday November 21, 2013 4:57 am|
|By: jbade Monday November 18, 2013 2:29 pm|
Bernie’s claims of a possible run for president are clearly intended to help thwart any challenge to the anointed one. Whether he is selling-out on the public option or just doing his part powerful constituents sell-out is the term that comes to mind, will progressives be fooled again?
Bernie is supposed to make you feel good because “someone” is fighting for you. He is the wolf in sheep’s clothing. He should be shunned as a challenger to the anointed one. Yes, Sell-Out Sanders is at it again, doing his part for the team by being a place holder to preclude any real change.
It is so Orwellian that someone as corrupted as Sell-Out is not seen as the corporatist that he is. But we continue on, using 1984 as an instruction manual. Hope we have someone from outside the machine to vote for, or else:
|By: jbade Monday November 11, 2013 10:00 am|
I long for the days when Noam would take down conservative icon, William Buckely, and rub his face in the facts. That debate does not happen on any Main Stream Media I am aware of.
Amy Goodman is an excellent example of a moderator fostering good debate. She often brings on individuals that have opposing opinions and introduces topics within that format that are relevant to the debated subject.
The MSM only discusses an topic from the position it is advocating for. It invites guests who largely agree with the advocated position on the topic, and each other and are only there to validate each others advocacy of the issue being advocated for, usually war or cutting Social security. Then they make sure that only the facts that support their advocacy of that issue are discussed.
In their number one time slot, as demonstration of the depth of the we-have-completely-sold-out in the MSM, the supposed liberal progressive station, MSNBC, has an insanely right-wing line up that advocates lunacy. ” Mika” who is Joe Scarborough’s Combs(Hannity & Combs), is stupid on steroids reflecting MSNBC’s desired image of progressives as stupid liberals.
I was going to stop here , but as a complete example of the righteous fear the MSM has of real debate.
How debate destroys Morning Joe’s, MSNBC’s credibility: 1) Anthony Weiner destroys Joe on Public Option 2) Brezninski destroys Joe’s advocacy to bomb the Palestinians 3) Greenwald’s Take down of the Morning Joe crew
For additional entertainment watch Jeremy Scahill take down MSNBC shill Chris Hayes on drones and assinations of American citizens.
how do they have any credibility left , who is watching these clowns?
|By: jbade Saturday November 9, 2013 4:29 pm|
Ending the wars, Public Option, opposed Bank Bail-outs, opposed the 16 trillion transfer to wall street, NSA spying , military spending, support marijuana legalization,support replacing every member of congress, re-import prescription drugs, don’t cut Social Security and Medicare -Medicaid, prosecute the Banksters, attacking Syria, end foreign aid, mind our own business,tax the rich, oppose cororations as people, against NAFTA and NAFTA style corporate trade agreements …… are all things the American public agrees on, and strongly. They are all things that the federal Government is in direct opposition to the demands of the American Public. Those issues are the most important issues of our time.
The above is the harbinger of what is to come. Trans-Pacific Partnership the Keystone pipeline real reform on domestic spying, tax the rich or positive movement on any of the above….not!
You will get reform on illegal immigration because that is what corporations want is an open borders labor pool to make sure that wages will always be able to be suppressed by the import legal or illegal to replace any workers wanting better wages or god forbid form a union. they will always have someone hungry enough to take that workers job, rendering the workers powerless.
If you are the individual who sees a difference between Republicans and Dems on issues other than Gay rights and illegal immigration as anything but Kabuki how do you square the above agenda they are pushing together.
Here is the point, as example: You KNOW they are going to pass Keystone pipeline. You must avoid all the above history.When do the corporations lose. Rarely, SOPA, Immigration reform thats about it.
During the year long Public Option “non-debate” my father would call on occasion to inform me of its progress, we were, are single-payer advocates, I would inform him that I would feel stupid watching that kabuki because anyone one who had even a rudimentary understanding of the issue would know there would be no Public Option. To spend my time watching and commenting and being interested in the details of that kabuki would seem to validate the concept that resistance is futile, stupid- what a waste of time.
Is not Keystone the same? after all you have seen is it worth blogging about the minutia of what Congress is or is not doing on Keystone in a way that infers that it is not an inevitability? The public option all over?
It just seems the like the same old song and dance and that those who are averring to differences in the parties or in denial about the inevitability Keystone ect are just dupes playing their part in an Orwellian I dont get it kind of way.
It seems as if it facilitates the slow boiling of the frog. It is not a matter of putting pressure on some political faction, it is the understanding that to have real change requires rejecting both parties based on their history of failure and forwarding the concept that voting for either party, what they have done and what they stand for is immoral. The facts support that position. I have rarely met the person who openly espouses that position. I believe it is one of the most patriotic things one can do. I am proud to openly ridicule those who support those corporate hand-maidens, its the patriotic thing to do.
We’ve lost our way, as demonstration if we just did what the most liberal and conservative guys I know agree on, that America agrees, on our world, the world would be much better place. The video is a little dated, but just as applicable today on the issues.
|By: jbade Tuesday October 15, 2013 5:28 pm|
I am a real peacenik. If I thought bringing the troops out of Afghanistan would mean less war I would support such a move. But it will not bring less war, it allows for those soldiers to be used for more war. There are people being killed in Afghanistan right now, but if freed up for more war the possibility of substantial escalation in war deaths is increased dramatically.
Iraq is the best example. We did not bring em’ home, we deployed them elsewhere. We did not lower Military spending because of closing shop in Iraq, we found new military adventures requiring more tax dollars. the militarization of Africa ect
I believe the world is a safer place with us in Afghanistan. The grand bargain’s main goal is to restore the military spending through social cuts. More war?
|By: jbade Monday October 14, 2013 2:51 pm|
These whistle-blowing heroes give an excellent accounting of themselves, the state of surveillance and of the progress being made by those advocating more transparency.
I was particularly draw to the statements involving the till now unknown bureaucrat who stopped Bush From bombing Iran. I would like to thank him for his service to America.
|By: jbade Saturday October 12, 2013 3:11 pm|
That this video is not a spoof was not intended to be funny is a little scary. But that is so overwhelmed by the stupid factor. That nobody involved in this production could make a forceful enough argument to stop it is telling. The Young Turks do a fine narrative. enjoy