osage commented on the diary post William Binney speaks plain language to German NSA investigation panel by woodybox.
A little revolution now and then is a healthy thing. No?
osage commented on the blog post Yeah, the oppression of the one percent is palpable
Apparently, the cost of wealth is the loss of humanity. The world needs another Charles Dickens to remind them of the anti-Christian greed and evil man is capable of.
osage commented on the blog post Tom Perkins Doubles Down On Comparing Occupy Wall Street To Nazis
In the social circles rich elitists travel, ridiculously callous and clueless statements like this make everyone sniggle and giggle.
There is one group for despicable and obstructive than conservative/radical Republicans…..and that’s conservative Democrats. They do more to prevent liberal and progressive Democrats from achieving the social and economic equality that working class Americans so desperately need. Their elitism and corporatism are unforgivable!
osage commented on the diary post UPDATED: Hoboken Mayor Alleges Gov. Christie Withheld Hurricane Relief Money to Get Redevelopment Project Approval by Elliott.
Unfortunately, what “exposures” of political dishonesty testify to is the total lack of moral and intellectual integrity in today’s Republican and Democratic political leaders. Republican leaders lie about pretty much everything because they offer ONLY destruction, and Obama lies about everything he knows that Liberal and or Progressive Democrats will oppose…..drones, NSA spying, catering to [...]
He fired him because he got caught in a lie. Would Christie have fired him if the lie hadn’t been exposed? If Christie trusted his “staff” to tell him the truth, why didn’t someone else on his staff let him know he was being lied to? Did his entire staff conspire to cover-up the lie or did the guy he fired act alone and then deceive everyone else?
What has president Obama done to help Democrats achieve a Senate and House majority?
Hasn’t president Obama been more right leaning than left leaning?
Hasn’t president Obama catered more to conservatives than to liberals?
Hasn’t president Obama openly condemned “lefties”?
Obama is a Corporatist who pretended to be a Humanist. In my opinion, the Obama White House has done more harm to Democrats than to Republicans.
Senators like Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren are our only hope for a future without drones, government sanctioned spying and a toxic and fatal ecosystem.
What has Obama done to stop mass killing, spying and pollution?
What has Obama done to stop cuts to Social Security and essential social programs?
What has Obama done except allow banks that were too big to fail become even BIGGER?
What has Obama done to punish the executives who knowingly pushed our economy to the brink of self-destruction?
What has Obama done to make Republicans pay a heavy political price for there endless lies, obstructions and scurrilous immoral efforts to blackmail Democrats?
osage commented on the blog post Wall Street Threatening To Withhold Donations After Pope’s Critique
THE RICH ARE TRYING TO BLACKMAIL THE POPE
“If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.”
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’”
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least among you, you did not do for me.’”
“He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.”
“He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich–both come to poverty.”
“Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’”
“He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.”
“People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
-1 Timothy 6:9-10
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
-1 Timothy 6:17-19
“Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”
“Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.”
“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”
“A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.”
“Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.”
“A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.”
“The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.”
“Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
“Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.”
“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.”
“Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.”
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.”
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.”
“You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.”
“He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.”
“A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.”
“A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.”
“The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall.”
osage commented on the blog post John Schindler Compares Snowden To Hitler And Stalin, Claims He Is Russian Agent
“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”
“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
― George Orwell, 1984
We don’t need a “Democrat” in the White House; we need a “Progressive Liberal”!
As long as the “health” of Americans is a for-profit industry, the American people will suffer in every way. This is WHY Single Payer should have been fought for. This is WHY President Obama caved on fighting for Single Payer. Until American elections are about beneficial policies instead of greedy campaign contributors and the morally compromised politicians willing to follow their financial edicts, the American people will be lied to, cheated and extorted.
President Obama has ACCEPTED striving only to achieve the “lesser evil”, and only Senators like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are FIGHTING to achieve the “greater good”. Hillary Clinton is as much a servant of Corporatism as Barack Obama is.
osage commented on the blog post Americans Think This Is the Worst Congress They Ever Witnessed
TODAY’S REPUBLICANS ARE AMERICA’S ENEMY WITHIN
Republicans ARE practicing seditious DEMAGOGUERY and anti-democracy OBSTRUCTIONISM intended to destabilize our economy for purposes of political exploitation.
Republicans AREN’T making a sincere effort to STOP the bleeding THEIR incompetent leadership and failed policies created. Instead, they’re using inflammatory lies and accusations as a smokescreen to conceal their subversive agenda, which is to cause President Obama and America to fail so they can blame Democrats for the consequences of THEIR calamitous mismanagement.
Republicans ARE preposterously professing that THEIR disgraceful political WHORING had nothing to do with the banking, real estate, stock market and employment catastrophes that resulted.
Republicans ARE trying to hamstring “government” to prevent Democrats from repairing the damage caused during a Republican presidency that was irresponsibly enabled by Republican Senators and Representatives.
Republicans ARE offering ridiculous arguments meant solely to disrupt and prevent “government” effectiveness. They’d rather create political gridlock and CRIPPLE American government than endure the political consequences of constructive governance.
Republicans AREN’T the LOYAL OPPOSITION; they ARE the ENEMY WITHIN whose mercenary priorities have eroded their moral and ethical standards to the point that DUPLICITY and BETRAYAL have become their preferred modus operandi.
It’s one thing to advocate their conservative “values”; it’s another thing entirely to willfully SABOTAGE America’s government because a successful Democratic presidency would not be vulnerable to the greed, fears and hatreds that have produced and sustained the despicable Republican anti-government corporatism and anti-Christian faux theocracies that are poisoning and crippling American society.
I know that God is hearing the words of Pope Francis. Far too many mortal men do not hear them. Such men are too busy being moral, intellectual and spiritual hypocrites motivated by greed and hatred. God’s greatest and worst creation is mankind. Capable of so much and worthy of so little. May we all [...]
REPUBLICANS BELIEVE IN EQUALITY
Today’s Republicans don’t hate non-whites, homosexuals, women, non-Christians, immigrants or working class, unemployed, poor, homeless, sick, informed, educated, unselfish, tolerant, conscientious Americans any less than they hate elderly Americans.
Name ONE Republican leader that Jesus or Santa Clause would describe as a man of good will. Just ONE!
THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE IS MAKING IT PROFOUNDLY MORE DIFFICULT FOR DEMOCRATS TO GET ELECTED
The reality is that this “mistake”, however superficial or understandable or easy to fix, opened a HUGE political opportunity for the Republican spin machine to damage DEMOCRATS! That should not have happened. That is what this liberal Democrat is very, very, very displeased with. I don’t give two shites about Obama’s numbers. And frankly, while I will continue to support President Obama, I’m really, really, really tired of hearing the meaningless argument that Obama is the lesser evil…..that the Republicans are much worse. I want to be making the argument that DEMOCRATS are the greater good, but the Obama White House makes that impossible.
And can someone explain to me WHY Obama doesn’t get behind Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren if Obama is actually TRYING to be the greater good?
osage commented on the blog post Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Mock Obamacare at CMAs
White, rich, southern hillbillies….clueless, Republican elitists? Who wood a thunk it?
The “people” who voted to rollback wall street regulations are MERCENARY TRAITORS! They DESERVE to be prosecuted for taking “payoffs” and for an act of TREASON! Every single one of them should be CONDEMNED by ALL PATRIOTIC CONSCIENTIOUS AMERICANS!
osage commented on the blog post North Carolina GOP official canned after controversial interview on The Daily Show
THE MOST HATEFUL AND DESTRUCTIVE FORCE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY TODAY IS REPUBLICAN EXTREMISM
Ted Cruz is a glory seeking Koch brothers domestic terrorist, and the Republicans who support his malicious intentions and actions believe that Sarah Palin is presidential material, that the earth is 6000 years old, that wage slavery is economically and morally acceptable, and that religious oppression and voter suppression are constitutionally protected. There is nothing patriotic or virtuous about Republicans who openly advocate the political strategy of doing long-term harm to American government and American families in order to impose their racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, mercenary and fundamentalist “values” on ALL Americans. How any American could perceive these “people” to be anything other than anti-democracy traitors amazes me.
Can anyone name ONE Republican elected official who doesn’t come across as a goon, loon or buffoon? How about ONE who is unmistakably responsible, caring and honest? How about ONE who isn’t constantly repeating big business dogma or anti-government propaganda? How about ONE who you’d want your children to have as their babysitter, teacher or role model?
osage commented on the blog post The Republican Leadership, Not Ted Cruz, Is Really to Blame for This Mess
CAUGHT BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
In order to gain the political power they’d enjoyed for decades, Republican moderates and fiscal conservatives made a pact with the devil (faux Christians, bigots, racists, sexists, xenophobes) to achieve the numbers they needed to defeat Democrats. They made a strategic decision to manipulate and exploit the ignorance, fears and hatreds of dysfunctional, malleable and misanthropic voters in order to win elections rather than lose them by being intellectually and morally HONEST.
Today, those who conspired with the devil are caught between wanting to disassociate themselves from and or casting out the demons they recruited and empowered and the karmic reality that they don’t have the numbers to hold on to or regain power without accepting and “advocating” the immoral bigotries, hypocrisies and corruptions that are dividing and destroying their party.
The survival of today’s disparate Republican Party is so dependent on extremism that they have no significant power left WITH or WITHOUT the support of America’s increasingly pernicious lunatic fringe.
The idiom “caught between the devil and the deep blue sea” is appropriate as Republicans are facing the dilemma of choosing between two equally undesirable alternatives that both result in Republican impotence in mainstream American politics. They are suffering the consequences of their treachery.
Their irresponsible propping up of George W. Bush cost them their credibility, and the malicious dissonance of teabaggers, birthers and deathers exacerbated by the incendiary exhortations of mercenary egomaniacs like Limbaugh and Hannity have cost them their viability.
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