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  • polizeros commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Populist Revolts Versus Hissy Fits

    2011-01-29 09:18:43View | Delete

    This sounds up there with tax protesters and their frivolous excuses why they don’t have to pay income tax.

    The IRS has a helpful explanation of frivolous excuses that won’t even be considered.

    Wesley Snipes should have paid attention to it.

  • polizeros commented on the diary post Obama Ignores Actual State of the Union, Makes Nice Speech by Scarecrow.

    2011-01-26 06:16:46View | Delete

    Obama no doubt sees all the problems who mentioned but deliberately chooses to ignore. He’s a corporatist who has sent hundreds of billions to financial elites and who has stacked his administration with corporatists and often the same people who created the economic crisis in the first place. For example, Obama and JP Morgan CEO [...]

  • polizeros commented on the diary post The Blue Collar Life by wavpeac.

    2011-01-23 08:03:17View | Delete

    I worked the West Texas oil fields in the late 70′s. The rigs were 50 miles out of town. You rode with the shift boss. You worked 8 hours a day 7 days a week with no days off ever. To get serious time off you had to quit. You need to go to a [...]

  • polizeros commented on the blog post GOP Governors Ready to Kill Public Employee Contracts

    2011-01-02 09:08:14View | Delete

    My wife is a federal employee too. AFAIK, the federal pension funds are solvent, but many state and municipality public pension funds are not. That’s the real problem.

    While Republicans may want to use this as a sledgehammer to break unions, the fact remains that many of these funds are basically insolvent and the states have obligations they simple can not pay.

  • polizeros commented on the blog post GOP Governors Ready to Kill Public Employee Contracts

    2011-01-02 07:43:10View | Delete

    The three major public pension funds in California are grossly underfunded, due to mismanagement and overly-perky ROIs. By law they can force the state to make up shortfalls. This year I think that was about $3 billion – which California can’t afford.

    A non-partisan outside audit showed that $81 billion in pension liabilities isn’t even considered in the California budget.


    The California budget and pension liabilities are a freaking train wreck and lots of folks in both parties are to blame.

    What I think will probably happen is that the law will be changed so states can file bankruptcy or California will simply default on bond payments. Yes, it’s that serious.

    If the left wants to save the unions, they need to explain where the money will come from.

  • polizeros commented on the blog post State Parks Crumbling Amid Recession

    2011-01-01 19:22:26View | Delete

    I agree with BeachPopulist. The proposition was a sleazy attempt to grab more money for the General Budget while offering up flimsy funding for parks.

  • polizeros commented on the diary post Assange Accuser Worked with US-Funded, CIA-Tied Anti-Castro Group by Kirk James Murphy, M.D..

    2010-12-05 14:31:16View | Delete

    Thank you for superb investigative reporting. Makes me proud to be a blogger.

  • polizeros commented on the blog post The Nation Attacks John “Don’t Touch My Junk” Tyner

    2010-11-24 09:55:25View | Delete

    Thank you.

    There have been way too many brain-damaged liberal / progressive attempts to defend TSA on the grounds that if the Tea Party is against TSA then it must be supported.

  • polizeros commented on the blog post Before The Deluge

    2010-11-02 06:09:27View | Delete

    Have you not heard that insulting those you wish to convince of your viewpoint is not a strategy for success?

    As for your supposed robust realism, maybe if you’re lucky, establishment Democrats will put out a cigarette in your face as a way of thanking you for your support.

  • James O’Keefe quoted Alinsky’s rules as inspiration when posting the ACORN videos on Breitbart. Clearly, the Right has read Alinsky. The Left should now do the same.

    BTW, Alinsky was not socialist, had little use for them, and could not had accomplished what he did had he been one. When he organized Back of the Yards, which was eastern european Catholic, he teamed up with the Catholic Church to do it. The Church was staunchly anti-Communist and Alinsky told church officials, if I organize your parishioners, they’ll have more money and donate more plus, if you don’t work with me to organize them, the communists and socialists will.

    “Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara… are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport” — Saul Alinsky