These machinations make more sense when the notion of epigovernment is added to the formula.
Dredd commented on the blog post Transit Closures Cause Transportation Nightmare in New York City
Our hearts go out to Americans in the Northeast affected by Hurricane-Superstorm Sandy.
It is time for us to deal with the solution to the problem so this Groundhog Day disaster after disaster scenario can go away.
The 2012 Republican platform states:
The environment is getting cleaner and healthier. The nation’s air and waterways, as a whole, are much healthier than they were just a few decades ago. Efforts to reduce pollution, encourage recycling, educate the public, and avoid ecological degradation have been a success.
(The Right Is Wrong – 3). Anyone know what planet they are talking about?
Dredd commented on the blog post Paul Ryan’s Budget Priorities: Transforming Government
One cannot understand Ryan unless one understands Ayn Rand, because Ryan has said:
In a 2005 speech to a group of Rand devotees called the Atlas Society, Ryan said that Rand was required reading for his office staff and interns. “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” he told the group.
William Edward Hickman was one of the most famous men in America in 1928. But he came by his fame in a way that perhaps should have given pause to Ayn Rand before she decided that he was a “real man” worthy of enshrinement in her pantheon of fictional heroes.
You see, Hickman was a forger, an armed robber, a child kidnapper, and a multiple murderer.
Other than that, he was probably a swell guy.
(Ayn Rand: Patron Saint of The Plutocracy). Her ideas are psychopathic so it is a thing to note.
Dredd commented on the blog post Congress Returns to Cut Safety Net Spending to Save Defense Contractors
The House members were obviously out on Highway 61 during their off season.
Dredd commented on the blog post ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Sham Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter CSG
It was interesting that you mentioned ExxonMobil in that frak-king foray.
Rachel Maddow had the author of Private Empire on as a guest last night. That is one unAmerican corporation, by their own admission!
Dredd commented on the blog post In Surprise Visit to Afghanistan, Obama Says Pacification to Take Two Years or More
So many people wonder why we are still there. There are some reasons one does not hear about very often.
Dredd commented on the blog post Bombshell: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Size Originally Claimed
Thanks for pointing this out.
Another bombshell is the “methane volcanoes” erupting in the Arctic. This was something that scientific models said would not happen.
Dredd commented on the blog post Federal Reserve Revised Growth Estimates Show High Unemployment as Far as the Eye Can See
Perhaps it is time to force the 1% to share some of the Iraq booty with the 99% who paid taxes to pay for the “oil rigs” that secured that booty?
Doesn’t it seem like the OWS is a counterrevolution by the 99% to the Bullshevik revolution that created the 1% … ?
Dredd commented on the blog post Veal Pen Preachers and Conservative Idolatry of Teh Market is an Ugly Combination
“Denouncing a presumed gap between rich and poor is, more often than not, a symptom of economic confusion, not prophetic wisdom …”
The OWS demonstrators have broad based support without a doubt.
Next we must refine the tools and techniques to match the form of government and economy that is being targeted for repair.
There are many types of government:
Androcracy, Aristocracy, Autocracy, Communist state, Confederation, Consociationalism, Corporatocracy, Corporatism, Demarchy, Democracy, Despotism, Empire, Ethnocracy, Fascist state, Federation, Feudalism, Garrison state, Gerontocracy, Green state, Hierocracy, Isocracy, Interregnum, Kakistocracy, Kratocracy, Kleptocracy, Kritarchy, Kritocracy, Kyriarchy, Logocracy, Matriarchy, Mediocracy, Meritocracy, Minarchism, Monarchy, Nanny state, Nation-state, Nomocracy, Noocracy, Ochlocracy, Oligarchy, Panarchism, Pantisocracy, Parliamentary state, Patriarchy, Provisional government, Plantocracy, Plutocracy, Police state, Polyarchy, Presidential, Puppet state, Republic, Socialist state, Sociocracy, Squirearchy, Stratocracy, Sultanism, Superpower, Supranational union, Synarchy, Technocracy, Thalassocracy, Theocracy, Timocracy, Tribe, Tyranny, Unitary state, Welfare state
(Who Are The Job Creators?). When our government slipped away from us, so did the economy, and so did the tools we are accustomed to using to fix a problem.
An example of a bad tool or tactic is to ask for better voting machines in an Autocracy.
If we are a plutonomy now, we need to know who the plutocrats are, by name and location.
If they rule, but congress and the president do not, the voting different people into or out of those offices will not work as a fix.
Any ideas for proper tools with which to fix a plutonomy, where the plutocrats are deliberately “not hiring”?
Could it be that there is such a thing as republican microbial evolution taking place in our midst?
Dredd commented on the blog post Congress Officially Leaves Town Without FAA Agreement
But hey, what about the building boom going on to build the world’s highest building?
Another pressing question is “Will the newbie T-baggers in the House continue to suck their thumbs through the weekend?”
Dredd commented on the blog post More Blame US Wars than Medicare or Social Security for Deficit
Little wonder since a brief look at history will tell us that our forefathers saw war as a disease while militant moderns have a Chinese philosophy about the matter.
Dredd commented on the blog post Freedom now smells like tear gas, feels like rubber bullets
They utter their own protests heroically, but our guns given to their overlords belie our spin.
We can not hide, from the protesters there, the reality that our foreign policy is imperialistic.
Tonight in the Script of The Union (SOTU) it will be explained why there are no longer prosecutions of political crimes of this nature.
Dredd commented on the diary post Gulf Residents Beg Kenneth Feinberg to Restore Livelihoods by Brian Sonenstein.
No doubt that is a trend of the future, for states and for cities too. It will continue until the warsters stop being all rogue and mavericky.
Dredd commented on the diary post UnCommon Ground – When Big Business and Big Government Merge by Jim Moss.
Well said Mr. Moss. The common welfare mentioned in the constitution has become the uncommon welfare for the military elite, the descendants of Daddy Warbucks.
Things are heating up at The Ground Zero of Ground Zeroes.
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