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  • jaango commented on the diary post Cuba: Conservative v. Neo-liberal v. Progressive by jaango.

    2014-12-18 19:02:50View | Delete

    DW,

    Hillary Clinton is a neo-liberal as the day is long. And her forte for these many years, she’s been a camouflaged Democrat that should have crossed the political aisle years ago and advocate as a Republican. And of course, President Obama is in her neo-liberal corner as well.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post Cuba: Conservative v. Neo-liberal v. Progressive by jaango.

    2014-12-18 18:54:18View | Delete

    DW, I’m an old-fashioned aficionado having to do with the Great Society, and further, I am somewhat dismayed when I see Progressives failing to utilize the rhetoric of the Great Society that is MIA in most political discussions. As to the Sonoran Desert’s version of Mt Rushmore, her ‘face’ will be one of many. Here [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Cuba: Conservative v. Neo-liberal v. Progressive by jaango.

    2014-12-18 14:34:32View | Delete

    BSbafflesbrains@3

    Obviously, we’re both on the same page when it comes to reading the “future.”

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post No More Khirbet Khizehs by David Swanson.

    2014-12-18 13:02:29View | Delete

    Oops permit me to add, Highly Recommended! and as does BSbafflesbrains.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post No More Khirbet Khizehs by David Swanson.

    2014-12-18 12:57:02View | Delete

    You are a person to be much admired and for having written the following: When I was a child, in elementary school, I wrote a story about an eviction of a family from its house, complete with plenty of tear-jerking details. As a good American I wrote about British redcoats evicting patriotic U.S. revolutionaries. My [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Cuba: Conservative v. Neo-liberal v. Progressive by jaango.

    2014-12-18 12:19:43View | Delete

    They won’t and that’s just another Fact of Life that the Neo-liberals want to construct. Yesterday, an advocate for neo-liberalism had the temerity that Cuba’s valuable minerals need to be ‘extracted’ in order for Cuba to reduce its importation of oil products. Hell, I was expecting that the “old” and auto ‘collectors’ were desiring to [...]

  • jaango wrote a new diary post: Cuba: Conservative v. Neo-liberal v. Progressive

    2014-12-18 10:17:59View | Delete

    Cuba:  Conservative v. Neo-liberal v. Progressive Yesterday and after President Obama proclaimed he was lessening the Cold War, I had to chuckle given that the traditional perspective relative to Cuba, harkens back to the “reality” that predominates the Progressive Movement and the “unmet need” facing my fellow Progressives. And when put it proper political context, President [...]

  • Ruth Calvo

    My thanks for your many Saturday Morning Efforts.

    Over many years, I have continued to visit the biggest museum in Mexico, and I continue be impressed by the many volunteers that participate in this research of indigenous history, despite the overwhelming efforts of the historical (or hysterical?) Society of the Jesuits for ‘destroying’ this history while simultaneously animating the European mercenaries.

    And perhaps, the United Nations could fund any future efforts that ‘connects’ China with the west coast of this indigenous hemisphere.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 20:30:39View | Delete

    Senator Menendez is the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Next month, he becomes the Ranking Member.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 20:25:42View | Delete

    wendydavis@53 When Menendez served in the House, he was a proud member of the Progressive Caucus. And after being promoted into the Senate, he shed his progressive proclivities in favor of pandering to the status quo, better known as Clinton’s neo-liberal birthing, and that’s the DLC and where “deal cutting” was a regularized requirement via [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 16:45:34View | Delete

    wendydavis@18

    Given your word usage from the standpoint of your platform for “high” satire, perhaps, you can take the notional of “the buzzards of buzzwords” and have some fun with it?

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 16:23:56View | Delete

    wendydavis@18 It’s nice to see that both of us are on the ‘same page’ when it comes to Rendition. All I will add are two thoughts on “rendition.” First, the SSCI report readily dismisses the important aspects of rendition. And secondly, a deep look from ‘deep in the weeds’ is that the Pentagon utilized the [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-11 12:17:02View | Delete

    The Velvet Glove Theory is Today’s Epic Behavior By way of background, and days prior to my discharge from my military enlistment, my commander called me into his office and gave me his traditional speech on my ‘need’ to re-enlist, and when I offered my response and which was that I would attend college, his [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post The Torture Report by jaango.

    2014-12-11 07:16:06View | Delete

    jane24,

    When “fear” is preached and concretized as ‘fear of your neighbor’ is just more of the “over the top” propaganda. Here in Arizona, the ‘over the top’ has come to us in the form of: Drug cartels and terrorists are awaiting their entrance from Mexico.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post The Torture Report by jaango.

    2014-12-11 07:11:35View | Delete

    bluebutterfly,

    Thanks for the link.

    And further, Kevin Gosztola has an excellent thread up on the Front Page, as well.

    Further, Jeff Kaye at Kevin’s The Dissenter, has a ‘back story’ on the MKULTRA.

    Jaango

  • jaango wrote a new diary post: The Torture Report

    2014-12-09 07:49:16View | Delete

    Local news media outlets here in Arizona are reporting that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence”s Torture Report will be released within the next 30 minutes, and with my anticipation held in abeyance. However, if this report is released, I know, that as a military vet, Bush/Cheney, et.al., “pissed” on my uniform and kicked America [...]

  • jaango commented on the blog post Meaningless Human Life in Neoliberal America

    2014-12-07 11:13:12View | Delete

    Sorry to read of your departure from FDL given that I immensely enjoyed your regular Sunday contributions.

    In these trying times for America’s vulgar politics, we, the Progressives, should not be discouraged despite all the evidence before us. Our future is coming fast and as such, ‘picking-up the pieces’ from America’s financial and political bankruptcy, will be both fun and painful, even with this pending advent for an Indigenous America that is before us, or so I believe.

    And I thank you for your contributions, lest you forget that you have many admiring Readers here at the FDL.

    Jaango

  • Masoninblue@8

    The other day, my spouse jokingly suggested to me that “I had better improve my Yaqui and Spanish.”

    For years, I have written much that Arizona has become “laboratory for lobotomies” and in contrast to the traditional “laboratory for democracy” and consequently, during these past twelve months, I have written two columns on where the rank and file conservatives (Republicans and Democrats) have been agitating for “martial law.” And last month, Arizona’s Proposition 122, was affirmed at the ballot box. This law install’s “state’s rights” into Arizona’s Constitution. And given our level for its continuing usage of vulgar politics, the State Legislature or the Office of the Governor, can impose “martial law” at a moment’s notice or even on a political whim. More so, since finding the taxpayer dollars necessary to fund the National Guard, won’t pose an obstacle, given that the Republican-controlled legislature is now in court and for defending itself for refusing to allocate the appropriate or “legal” monies for public schools.

    And as such, Masoninblue, I can truly can appreciate your comment.

    Jaango

  • For many years now, I have railing against local television ‘anchors’ and ‘reporters’ for their egregious behavior and in which “racism” should be utilized and for the intellectual lazy terminology of “racial profiling.”

    Of course, personal experience for the many of us here in Arizona and via a class action lawsuit, has been perfected and to the point that our infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio will have to address, in January, and where his department’s Internal Affairs, withheld evidence of this overt racism. And the Judge has admonished the Sheriff and threated to impose a criminal content and not just a civil contempt, and should this occur, thereby causing the Sheriff to lose his elective office and thereafter, subjecting himself to incarceration.

    Consequently, permitting the Department of Homeland Security to circumvent its “racism” behavior, is not good for our brand of Justice and Equality.

    Jaango

  • One of the many excellent writers here at the FDL, comes to us in the name and form of TarheelDem, and where he suggested that our Democracy is predicated on Wealth, Class, Race and Gender.

    And from this iconic perspective, the following needs to be effectively addressed by the Social Scientist Crowd.

    1. Can there be Justice and Equality among the Wealthy?
    2. Can there be Justice and Equality among the Class?
    3. Can there be Justice and Equality among the Race?
    4. Can there be Justice and Equality among the Gender?

    Sadly, today’s political conversation that encapsulates these Four Founding Elements, diverges into a considerable amount of nonsense, when viewed through the prism for an Indigenous behavior that perpetuates Responsibility and Duty for survivability. And after the past five hundred years, will the next five hundred years, prove different and beyond just survivability?

    Jaango

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