• joe shikspack commented on the diary post Rand Paul Must Want Somebody’s Vote by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-18 15:29:48View | Delete

    eddie munster must be a mistake. the kind elves that helpfully add graphic interest to my articles this time mistook paul ryan for rand paul. it’s perfectly understandable, both have paul in their names and frankly, pretty much all republicans look alike to me. B) i appreciate the kind elves’ efforts and seeing eddie there [...]

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Peace and the Antiwar Movement by Big Al .

    2014-08-18 15:22:57View | Delete

    it strikes me that the anti-war movement was at its zenith in the intensity and duration of its activities when there was a large group of people who felt that they were at risk of being drafted and pressed into service. perhaps in order to have a more active anti-war movement, we will have to [...]

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Rand Paul must want somebody’s vote by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-18 12:55:32View | Delete

    here’s an excerpt from a new york times article that may shed some light on the problem:

    The origins of the area’s complex social and racial history date to the 19th century when the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County went their separate ways, leading to the formation of dozens of smaller communities outside St. [...]

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Rand Paul must want somebody’s vote by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-18 09:14:29View | Delete

    i just ran across an interesting interview that chris hedges did with lawrence hamm from people’s organization for progress, where he discusses the prospects for radical change and the development of a radical consciousness among the people. it’s worth a peek:

    Rebellion in Ferguson: A Rising Heat in the Suburbs

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Rand Paul must want somebody’s vote by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-18 08:55:05View | Delete

    you may be correct that the people withdrawing their consent to be governed by the plutonomy’s lackeys is the only way to stop the racist, imperialist, environment-destroying, warfare state. i would imagine that the washington crowd’s attempts at gutting the middle class will find a much larger constituency for that soon.

  • joe shikspack wrote a new diary post: Rand Paul Must Want Somebody’s Vote

    2014-08-18 05:45:55View | Delete

    Thumbnail Rand Paul spoke out on Ferguson, but where’s Hillary? Responding to the recent outrages in Ferguson, Missouri, Rand Paul wrote the words  that in most respects look like what you would hope that a Democratic candidate for the office would put forth:

    There is a systemic problem with today’s law enforcement. Not surprisingly, big government has been at [...]

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Dear President Obama, Eat My Sanctimonious Shorts by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-04 11:13:10View | Delete

    if anything, i think that obama’s crimes are more egregious than bush’s as obama is a constitutional lawyer and has a full understanding of why what he is doing is wrong.

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Dear President Obama, Eat My Sanctimonious Shorts by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-04 09:31:46View | Delete

    yes, it pains me that there is not an american poltical party that wants to impeach obama for the right reasons.

    then again, that is by design.

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Dear President Obama, Eat My Sanctimonious Shorts by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-04 07:42:20View | Delete

    Bush/Cheney belong in jail right next to the bankers that are also not in jail.

    Obama should be keeping them company. Impeachment is not enough for the kind of crimes Mr. Obama has engaged in.

    I hear that the Milosevic suite is available.

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Dear President Obama, Eat My Sanctimonious Shorts by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-04 07:40:02View | Delete

    you have to wonder if it is weakness or cupidity. he also refuses to do his job with regard to bankster criminals.

    presumably he will be amply rewarded when he goes through that golden revolving door in another couple of years.

  • joe shikspack wrote a new diary post: Dear President Obama, Eat My Sanctimonious Shorts

    2014-08-04 05:15:00View | Delete

    https://twitter.com/AnarchoAnon/status/495315391179018240 I believe that you have crossed a line, Mr. Obama. At your recent press conference you very casually stated that “we tortured some folks:”

    With respect to the larger point of the RDI report itself, even before I came into office I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 we did some things [...]

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Freedom, Money & Control by joe shikspack.

    2014-07-21 10:09:12View | Delete

    heh, perhaps if the us was so concerned about iraqis getting wmd, we shouldn’t have provided saddam with wmd in the first place.

  • joe shikspack wrote a new diary post: Freedom, Money & Control

    2014-07-21 05:00:55View | Delete

    Money is violence Our system of money visits violence on people. Economic sanctions are an obvious example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4PgpbQfxgo In case you’re not video enabled, here’s a transcript of a portion of the conversation between 60 Minutes’ Leslie Stahl and Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright on May 12, 1996:

    Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: [...]

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Obama Signs Law To Get Money Out Of Politics!!! by joe shikspack.

    2014-04-04 14:15:19View | Delete

    you mean the, “pfizer viagra, up all night” convention? given bob dole’s relationship with the little blue pill maker, i was thinking it ought to be something more in line with democratic party interests, like…

    “the booz allen hamilton, watch our convention while we watch you!”

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Obama Signs Law To Get Money Out Of Politics!!! by joe shikspack.

    2014-04-04 13:51:30View | Delete

    i think that because of the way the payout is structured, that complaint won’t fly in court. from: Presidential Public Financing System Needs Strengthening, Not Dismantling

    The legislation also falsely purports to divert the $36 million now available every four years for conventions to support research into childhood diseases, Rapoport said. In fact, that money would be [...]

  • joe shikspack wrote a new diary post: Obama Signs Law To Get Money Out Of Politics!!!

    2014-04-04 12:47:14View | Delete

    Thumbnail President Barack Obama signs the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act Mirable Dictu! President Barack Obama has joined hands with Republican Eric Cantor to get money out of politics! Even cooler, they’ve agreed to give the money to support research for illnesses that hurt children. What could possibly be wrong with that? Um… remember that [...]

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Obama Administration Abuses National Security, Secrecy Powers by joe shikspack.

    2014-02-14 14:17:02View | Delete

    thanks! it is a sad story, but instructive. we really need to claw back some of the powers of the powers that be. a casual perusal of american history shows that from the get-go (alien and sedition acts, for example) extraordinary powers in the hands of the executive branch tend to be misused with terrible [...]

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Obama Administration Abuses National Security, Secrecy Powers by joe shikspack.

    2014-02-13 12:09:45View | Delete

    the obama administration has attempted to create a whole new definition for due process which substitutes a ritual conducted by administration lackeys with baseball cards for the fifth amendment guarantee.

    i intend to post this at orange state tomorrow.

  • joe shikspack commented on the diary post Obama Administration Abuses National Security, Secrecy Powers by joe shikspack.

    2014-02-13 11:18:06View | Delete

    given what they’ll do to cover up a petty error, one can only imagine the despicable things that the obama administration might do to cover up, say, murdering a 16 year old american kid in cold blood because they disapproved of his “choice” of parents.

  • ThumbnailWould the US Government executive branch abuse its state secrets privilege, abuse the classification of documents, and use its ability to prevent a foreign national’s entry to the US to bar her access to the court system? Would it spend millions of taxpayer dollars on lawyers improperly? The answer is unequivocally yes. Would top Obama administration [...]

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