GlenJo commented on the blog post Still No Suspects Or Known Motive For Boston Marathon Bombing
Gee, we’ve sacrificed thousands, cripple tens of thousands, left hundreds of thousands with nightmares, all some of our finest people (no counting the hundreds of thousands dead in other countries), and spent four trillion dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Are we safer now? No, of course not. All that was never about making us safer, it was just a giant resource and money grab by most of the same people that fucked up the world economy for that last twelve years.
Not saying this is not horrible, not saying this isn’t criminal, not saying this isn’t terrorism, but don’t get suckered again. Don’t get stampeded into more stupid moves. Don’t act in a manner that makes even more people that want to blow bombs off here.
Find the people that did this, give them their day in court, find them guilty, and hang them. Make them examples of American justice. Take up the offers of help and friendship from other countries. We are not alone in this fight.
Richard Clarke once stated that invading Iraq after 911 was like deciding to invade Mexico after Pearl Harbor. Richard Clarke was the ONLY person in government who had the integrity and balls to publicly and personally apologized for our government’s failure in 911:
Nobody else in that Administration had the morals, guts or balls to go there, instead they played on the public fears and anger to make the stupidest and most destructive decisions by a President in our long history.
We are the land of the free and the home of the brave, let’s suck it, and be that country again.
GlenJo commented on the blog post Obama Signs Law Gutting Insider Trading Regulations For Congress
I’m going to have to go with Howard Dean on this – time to leave the party:
But I didn’t vote for Obama the second time around anyways.
Now, the only way to stop this guy from looting the poor and giving to the rich is by letting the rest of the Democratic party in Congress and the enate know that we’re gone unless they stop this bullshit.
Chained CPI Means You Can’t Have Nice Things
Yes, like food, power, and a roof over your head.
Funny how we were all told 40,000 people a year were dying until we passed Obamacare.
Has anyone estimated how many poor and elderly will be killed by chained CPI?
GlenJo commented on the blog post Is Obama Actively Trying to Keep Democrats From Taking Back the House?
Is Obama Actively Trying to Keep Democrats From Taking Back the House?
Yes, but don’t assume he really cares one way or the other about party. It’s just the Congress critters that represent the people that has him all hot and bothered.
GlenJo commented on the blog post Obama Is the Driving Force Behind Cutting Your Social Security
I voted for Jill Stein too, don’t regret it, and will do it again in a heart beat. Until that vote I was a forty Plus year Democratic party voter.
It’s so simple if you want my vote, move left and represent me. Otherwise forget it.
I am not throwing away my vote, I’m doing that and more to make my vote really count.
GlenJo commented on the diary post Letter to the President: If Social Security Solvency’s Really a Problem Then Why Not Do This? by letsgetitdone.
letsgetitdone, Thank you for your thoughtful post, but I would dispute the underlying premise to it. You assume the President is looking for a fair and reasonable way to “save” Social Security. He is not. He has expressed his desire to cut Social Security for a long time. He is, no doubt, fully aware of [...]
GlenJo commented on the blog post FBI Makes Odd Sequester Claim Regarding Wall Street Crime
Never let it be said that the FBI doesn’t have a sense of humor.
GlenJo commented on the blog post Democracy Is Supposed to Be About Making Lives Better
“The obvious next step is to curtail voting rights…”
I think the Supreme Court is working on that right now.
GlenJo commented on the blog post As Austerity Begins Wealth Inequality Shines Through As Poor Are Targeted
You know the nice thing about starving poor people?
You can always make more poor people from the Middle Class!
Those of you that don’t think YOU have to worry about this need to catch a clue.
I live in a county on the West Coast which is a majority of civil service employees (almost all Navy). I was talking to friend last Friday night about the furlough days they will be taking – it will be about 20% of his income.
I’m curious for those of you that live in or near DC. Is the furloughs the talk of the DC civil servants? Or is the government using sequestration to just inflict pain on somebody else?
Civil service jobs have always been and remain underpaid compared to the private jobs (I know DC is the exception where it seems everybody is a GS-12 or higher), but people took them because of the benefits and the stability. Seems like now we target them to take away the unions, stability, and benefits. Then watching everybody else climb on board because they have to be screwed “just like me” is getting to be a bit much. It’s just more good middle class jobs being sacrificed for the ultra rich on Wall St that caused this mess.
I think the shutdown is a given and Obama will use it as a lever to get the Grand Betrayal that he so desires.
You got to hand it to Obama, he knows who he represents and it isn’t the 99%.
GlenJo commented on the blog post Sheldon Adelson Admits To Bribing Foreign Officials
He can legally BUY a Congressman/Senator/President in America.
GlenJo commented on the diary post Obama’s Right-Hand-Man Offers Social Insurance Program Cuts, Again. by TomThumb.
Congressman Ellison is sending a letter to the White House about this insanity. Make sure your Democratic Congressperson has signed the letter (93 did not). More information here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/04/1191389/-Reuters-Great-Betrayal-Is-Official-Obama-Puts-Medicare-and-Soc-Sec-Compromises-On-Table Here: http://ellison.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=963:majority-of-house-democrats-call-on-president-obama-to-reject-benefit-cuts-to-medicare-medicaid-and-social-security-benefits&catid=1:latest&Itemid=16 Seems like the only thing protecting us from Social Security cuts are THE REPUBLICANS. If you don’t think this is going to cost Democratic [...]
The kiss was more towards the “manly region” emphasized by Bush’s flight suit, as I recall.
GlenJo commented on the blog post Holder: Feds Will Decide on State Marijuana Legalization “Soon”
Americans: Gee, can we just treat the legalization of marijuana like we we treated the big banksters that broke the law and crashed the world economy?
DOJ: Well, no, we gave the banksters trillions of dollars and we’re sure not going to do that!
Americans: How about just treating them like laws passed by the people in a popular vote?
DOJ: Well, that would be actually listening to Americans rather than just the rich that fuck up the whole world, we’re not sure that’s what America is about anymore…
GlenJo commented on the blog post Obama’s Sequester Replacement Plan Would be Deeply Unpopular
Did we spend trillions bailing out the rich and Wall St banks that wrecked the world economy?
Did we just smack the working class with a huge tax raise and put a much smaller raise on the rich (one that did not touch the huge tax loopholes used by the rich)?
Are we now going to smack the same working class with cuts to programs they use everyday?
Is this just trillions for the rich and screw everybody else?
Didi we have to vote for Obama because he’s the lesser evil?
What happens if significant numbers of voters move left? Does the Democratic party have to move left (despite cries it can only move right)?
GlenJo commented on the diary post The Educate a Cab Driver, Educate Thomas Friedman Campaign by Dean Baker.
It’s my understanding that being a columnist for the NY Times is a paying position.
So, my question is, how much does Tom pay?
Because nobody in their right mind would pay him to publish this drivel.
GlenJo commented on the blog post The Problem Is That Overall ObamaCare Is a Terrible Deal
Obamacare was and remains a huge bailout of the same health care insurance industry that fucked up American health care in the first place. There’s some good carrots in it, but overall the long term approach was poison.
Medicare for All was the way to go, but Obama bargained all that away behind closed doors long before the American public had any say.
What did you expect? This is the same guy that bailed out Wall St, the guys that crashed the world economy, and gave them trillions of dollars all in the name of “protecting” the little guy. What bullshit!
GlenJo commented on the diary post New Study Finds Koch Bros. Tried to Start Tea Party Movement in 2002 by Kevin Grandia.
The irony, of course, is that the Tea Party was just as much a revolt against the East India Tea Company, the original monster global corporation.
GlenJo commented on the blog post For Obama, Medicare Age Increase Off the Table, But Chained-CPI Still On
Cat Food Commission here we come.
Thanks Obama, you’ve earned your place in history. Trillions to bail out the people that destroyed the world economy, and cat food for the rest of us.
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