RodL2 commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: LAT Hounds Non-Hack to Death, CIA Smiles
I didn’t know about this. I’ve lost all respect for the WaPo and LA Times.
Mimeograph hack journalism, furthermore JEALOUS mimeograph hack journalism.
Thanks for the photo. This is absolutely unacceptable at what is ostensibly a civilized gathering in a civilized society.
That the identity of the man who ordered it done was redacted can only mean that he is part of Clinton’s inner circle, and such redaction was done to protect her sterling image.
So while Our Ms. Clinton was speaking, security personnel charged into the crowd to wrestle an elderly man off to the sidelines, creating what was presumably quite a spectacle of violent roughhousing that would have–should have–shocked and appalled everybody in attendance.
How exactly did Ms. Clinton respond to this? Did she react at all or say anything, or did she simply wait until Mr. McGovern was dragged out of sight, out of mind, and continue with her speech as though nothing had happened?
That’s what this inquiring mind wants to know. It would say a lot about her, her people, and her ethics. And I have to say, how she would run the country given the chance.
Emma Watson speaking at the UN… expect commentary by Rush Limbaugh any minute now.
RodL2 commented on the blog post Borrow From the Rich for Wars That Benefit the Rich
Am I right on this?
Instead of taxing everybody directly to finance war activity (which nobody would stand for), BORROW THE MONEY from the rich, pay it back with interest, and call it THE NATIONAL DEFICIT, which everybody else winds up paying off.
Or is that too simplistic?
RodL2 commented on the blog post Why Is Justice Department Protecting Anti-Iran Group & Not Prosecuting It for Possessing ‘State Secrets’?
This may not be off topic… consider: if the TPP goes through, then the corporations which are now privy to the treaty (which Congress is not allowed to see!) can have the DOJ cite this ruling to keep the TPP secret regardless what it does to anybody.
RodL2 commented on the diary post Jeff Holmstead dismissed by Federal Judge – Coal Lobbyist Defending Ameren by Connor Gibson.
Am I wrong to have perceived that among this man’s actions, listed above, are more than one instance of actually breaking laws? If he has broken laws, he should be put on trial.
“And beyond” means “EVERYWHERE.”
RodL2 commented on the diary post This Week’s Completely Ignored Historic Senate Debate on Plutocracy and Democracy by Nat Parry.
If it was never a serious effort to begin with, then why is the MSM totally IGNORING it?
My concern is that it might get so compromised as to have no effect.
RodL2 commented on the blog post Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell & Wife Convicted On Public Corruption Charges
Jeb Bush will fill the void. The GOP is just about tired of tea party craziness and will gravitate to what seems a steady sane rational man.
So I think our choices for president in ’16 will be Bush and Hillary. Whoever wins we are screwed.
RodL2 commented on the blog post Bob McDonnell & Wife Found Guilty of Corruption, Face Decades Behind Bars
One minute, please! What about the businessman who bribed them? Is he free to continue bribing? Isn’t giving bribes as illegal as accepting them?
RodL2 commented on the diary post Worker Solidarity, Eugene Debs and Why Labor Day isn’t International Workers’ Day by patrick devlin.
Hitler, Stalin, and Mao (etc.) were ALL against organized labor, organized anything they don’t directly control, for dictators are inherently paranoid.
So too with the 1% that controls our media and government. It’s going to be a long uphill struggle.
But is that good news? Everything we learn about the Russian / Ukraine crisis comes from the White Hous–oops, I mean, the main stream media, that demonized Iraq, Syria, Iran, and so on. Remember that the elected government in Ukraine was overthrown (with CIA help?) and a government more favorable to EU and NATO installed. It is also more than a little fascistic. But that doesn’t matter. The powers that be want a war.
The Market Basket situation is GREAT NEWS because it shows workers everywhere that IF THEY UNITE, they have power!
That is something that corporations do now want people to know. I am surprised that some giant chain-store didn’t simply buy Market Basket in order to flog those workers into submission as a lesson to the rest of us.
The major unions aren’t doing a damn thing to empower the working class. Their honchos are millionaires, live in the same gated communities, belong to the same country clubs, and dine in the same fine restaurants as the 1% while ordinary folk try to make ends meet.
It is time for change and the people at Market Basket have shown the way.
RodL2 commented on the blog post Has Medical Marijuana Saved Lives By Reducing Prescription Opioid Overdoses?
Strange but true: I know someone who got clear of meth AND tobacco by smoking pot. Alleviated his stress, anxiety, anger, and hyperactivity.
RodL2 commented on the blog post Big Data Knows When You’re Sleeping and Knows When You’re Awake
Please explain: What is a Jawbone?
(Besides that thing that moves when I talk and that thing that was used to kill someone in the bible.)
RodL2 commented on the diary post Coppers Ride the Cannabis Arrest Tide, Allow Criminals to Slide by patrick devlin.
My understanding is that the ‘war on drugs’ includes a huge federal grant program that gives police departments money for each drug bust however trivial, and that’s why the cops are eager to arrest people on drug charges at the expense of investigating other crimes. Add to that politicians wanting to look tough on drugs [...]
What…. registered lobbyists allowed to SERVE IN GOVERNMENT?
I predict the end is near. What end I don’t know, but this ain’t the country I thought it was.
One thing is for sure: When the history of America is finally written it won’t be by an American.
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