rhytonen

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  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Blowin’ Smoke

    2013-08-13 02:05:57View | Delete

    Truro?

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Blowin’ Smoke

    2013-08-13 02:05:23View | Delete

    What’s the difference between a bed and a banjo?

    No one ever got in trouble for jumping up & down on a banjo.

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Former Obama Aides Cashing In On Public Service

    2013-06-04 12:20:40View | Delete

    There is no publishable response.

  • rhytonen commented on the diary post Still a ton of crazy by Cynicman.

    2013-06-02 18:28:17View | Delete

    That “majority of the populace that they were elected to represent” is the TEA Party. Their popularity at its absolute height was 18%. Today, years after its exposure (even to its ‘members’) as the astroturfed dupes of the Koch-Funded Dick Armey “Americans For Prosperity;” and after its preposterous(many would technically say treasonous)antics in the House, [...]

  • rhytonen commented on the diary post Still a ton of crazy by Cynicman.

    2013-06-02 18:21:10View | Delete

    I thought warning against fluoridation was
    The 1950′s John Birch Society’s best known,
    and considered its most defintively wacky,
    conspiracy theory.

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Boehner Coup Was Called Off Morning Of Speaker Vote

    2013-01-08 10:50:40View | Delete

    exactly.

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Today We Are All Chunky Reese Witherspoon

    2012-11-19 08:43:52View | Delete

    As the Constitution MANDATES they be.

    What’s WRONG is, their tax-exempt status while indulging in FUNDED POLITICS

  • rhytonen commented on the diary post David Brooks Is Worried About Non-Existent Economic Crises by Dean Baker.

    2012-11-13 13:50:38View | Delete

    If the cycle of manufactured crises and hostage-taking tactics isn’t broken we will never be able to decouple capitalism from its dependence on the unNatural, science-free concept of “Infinite Growth,” and the entire system will come crashing down anyway. But what we have now makes Socialism look more desirable every day. I say if it’s [...]

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Political Centrism Is a Hoax

    2012-11-03 18:31:01View | Delete

    My answer?
    The GREENS, and a STRONG EPA, SEC, and other regulators.
    Vote in pols who will stop the regulatory cowardice and corruption, and veto corporatist “compromises.”

    I can’t think of another alternative – certainly NOT the KKK/JBL/Ayn Randian”Free Market” Libertarians! They’re farther right in privatiziing EVERYTHING than even the GOP TEAbaggers.

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Political Centrism Is a Hoax

    2012-11-03 18:24:48View | Delete

    If you’re not in a “swing state,” you can vote for JIll Stein (the Greens, Mountain Party in WV;) and not be a “spoiler” that gets the GOP in power.

    I’m in WV, which WILL go Red against Obama no matter how we vote. (THough most have never met a black person, the “N” word is always used for our President!) So I can vote Mountain Party(=Green Party, here) and not ‘hold my nose’ – JillStein/CheriHonkala Pres/VP; Jesse Johnson Gov, Beber for Senator, and Sue Thorn-D-but anti-CoalCorps for District 1 USCongress)

    And even if you ARE in a swing state, you can vote for Obama to thwrt Romney; but down-ticket, vote for a Green where you see onel without worrying you would bring in or retain Republican teabaggers.

    It HAS to start somewhere!

    Greens would caucus with the (few) Progressive Dems in congress and thus thwart GOP power; but still vote against the corporations (and their Blue Dogs) on issues.

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Political Centrism Is a Hoax

    2012-11-03 18:15:02View | Delete

    If you;re not in a swing state you can vote for JIll Stein (the Greens, Mountain Party in WV;) and not ne a “spoiler: that gets the GOP in power.

    And even if you ARE in a swing state, you can vote for Obama; but down ticket, vote for a Green when you see one without worrying you would bring in Republican teabaggers.

    It HAS to start somewhere!

    Greens would caucus with the (few) Progressive Dems in congress and thus thwart GOP power; but still vote against the corporations (and their Blue Dogs) on issues.

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Political Centrism Is a Hoax

    2012-11-03 18:05:30View | Delete

    Look at the Green party’s platform. It addresses these REAL ills, and refuses to accept corporate money, so YOU have to do the research.

    The biggest surprise is that it’s NOT all about environmentalism, but shows a way to eliminate the jobs crisis using a WPA to directly address the energy problem, which IS also the problem more of domestic corporate corruption and control, than of an external threat to security from oil countries.

    And anyway, environmentalism and the Climate Change are more of the problem than we think – energy extractionists (and their analogues, “pure” economic extractionists on WallStreet and in the corporate raiders like Bain Capital, i.e., employment extractionists;) can best be stopped with an environmentalist approach and a strong honest and well funded enforcement instead of corrupted and ‘captured’ regulatory (EPA, SEC, etc.) structure.

    Oh, and the Greens are also against perpetuating the police state (now oppressing OWS,) the Patriot Act, NDAA1021, Privatization, The MIC and PIC, Overseas wars to enrich corporate interests, Drone strikes, cutting the EPA and Planned parenthood, Austerity and cuts in social programs, and continuing to let WallStreet and the Bush war criminals go unpunished.

    Imagine a congress confronted with a President who will VETO any corporate-friendly legislation! With the right messaging, and the people behind it, we might even, by exposing them, clean out the inevitably resultant veto-overriding congress (in place today,) in 2016 or 2020; giving me an incentive not to die when I’m supposed to!

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post Social Security COLA Increase for 2013: 1.7%

    2012-10-16 10:22:08View | Delete

    American workers are essentially forced into “retirement” (but with NO INCOME WHATSOEVER!) absolutely by age 50.

    Especially the way wages and benefits have been continually REDUCED over the last five decades, while inflation and prices have risen (particularly for recurring housing, energy and utility costs;) there is NO WAY anyone could have “saved” for that last 15 years of nonexistent earnings before SS eligibility!

    And early retirement (collecting less) is a GIVEN in such an environment. Try living on $1k/month TOTAL. You WILL have to do so sooner or later. And like us, you WILL wind up with a junked car in your yard, which you are unable to afford to maintain in running condition.

    “bittersweet” ‘s post above proves it, and gives the reasons. (PROFIT uber Alles)

    If you REALLY want to be upset, read websites like VA’s state website for Employers, which even give them a procedure to plan and set up a year-long checkoff agenda for ageist layoffs, avoiding legal charges of Age discrimination.

    Tnis is one of the very many evidences America has become a Fascist country, where government takes the money we agreed to pool (“taxes”) to protect each other FROM business, and HELPS them against the individual. They even give them some of that money directly in “subsidies!”

  • rhytonen commented on the diary post Clinton’s Surpluses Were Due to the Stock Bubble by Dean Baker.

    2012-09-09 18:46:59View | Delete

    Clinton also knows, as he did then, that he did not have a veto-proof majority in congress when he signed the Gramm/Leach/Bliley (or”GLBA” – “Financial Services Modernization”)Act of 1999. He literally had NO choice that wouldn’t have been seen as a weakening, feckless saber-rattling gesture of defiance. Incidentally, the ONLY coruption-(loophole/amendment-)proof way to reregulate/”break up” [...]

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post The Problem With Obama’s Attack on Vouchercare

    2012-09-07 09:20:35View | Delete

    Actually, “the problem with” The PPACA is it was wisely designed to have a Public Option. But idiot voters elected corporatist Blue Dogs like Baucus.

  • Reading this discussion leaves one with the distinct impression “d12345″ is the only one willing to voice what everyone here is intelligent enough to see was the real problem.

    The corruption of fascism is equal on both “sides” of government, and there is really only one side that understands both well enough to dominate – the corporatist side, that of oppression.

  • rhytonen commented on the diary post Soldiers Who Refuse to Kill by David Swanson.

    2012-08-10 21:54:06View | Delete

    (OK can’t resist) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbTUnTJNAlU Oh, the falcon was a pretty bird, wandered as she flew. She danced around and pranced around wherever the warm winds blew. And the falcon was a pretty bird. Her voice was always still, But men with drums and men with guns they taught her how to kill. Her eye was [...]

  • rhytonen commented on the diary post Soldiers Who Refuse to Kill by David Swanson.

    2012-08-10 21:30:48View | Delete

    For those who’ve never heard it (as well as those who remember it) I recommend Dick & Mimi Farina’s song “The Falcon” – a brilliant antiwar takeoff on the traditional favorite “The Cuckoo”
    (recommend Taj Mahal’s electric version of “Cuckoo” with Jesse Ed Davis, BTW)(& dedicated -by me- to Rep. Michele Bachmann)

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post What Does Obama Hope to Accomplish with Another Four Years?

    2012-04-09 11:29:23View | Delete

    here’s mine (as a somewhat to the LEFT of progressive :)

    Obama: WTF?

  • rhytonen commented on the blog post The Newest Ezra Klein Flip Flop: Paul Ryan and Single Payer

    2012-03-22 11:47:19View | Delete

    It really doesn’t matter what we -or’they’- do.
    Medicare for All
    (HR676, I keep reminding –
    ONE vote away,
    Already written,
    & Medicare already IN PLACE)

    IS A FISCAL INEVITABILITY.

    The only question left is,
    why do we keep causing 4000 citizens/month to die,
    and millions more to suffer horribly year after year?
    -OR minute after minute (as you’d realize IF YOU WERE ONE.)

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