Down with TPP
(The Barack Obama Song)
Do you know me?
I’m down with
Now we’re gonna
Frack away our legacy
Poisoning the earth
And the economy
Do you know me?
I’m down with TPP
Fast-track it past
The people in secrecy
Low wages worldwide
Is what we’re gonna see
Do you know me?
I’m down with TPP
Our national sovereignty
To a buncha corporations
That hired me
(Richard W. Bray)
laughterhopesockintheeye commented on the diary post Which part of the SOTU was written by the oil industry? [quiz] by Jcoleman.
In each of the last two general elections for president, Americans have been offered a choice between two moderate Republicans.
For example, we elected Obama in 2008, but we still got McCain’s “Drill baby, drill” energy policy.
laughterhopesockintheeye commented on the blog post When Those in Power Invite Us to Learn the Wrong Lessons from Nelson Mandela
President Obama said that Mandela “Belongs to the ages.”
Of course, President Obama still belongs to the Bankers, Oil Companies, Big Pharma, etc.
And no man who appointed Susan Rice to a high position could really care about the people o Africa.:
laughterhopesockintheeye commented on the blog post Snowden Leaks Old Journalism Textbook, Media Shocked
Emily Dickinson’s poem “If I Should Die” is about the silliness of human cupidity and acquisitiveness contemplated against the backdrop of eternity:
’Tis sweet to know that stocks will stand
When we with Daisies lie—
This is caustic verbal irony: There’s nothing “sweet,” or comforting about this knowledge; it doesn’t render anyone any less dead; it doesn’t tell us that we shall be remembered fondly by loved ones.
“Oh dear. In 1964 the British Empire was mostly dissolved.”
Tell that to the Kenyans:
Ian Fleming is the perfect author for people who think that imperialism and alcoholism are good things. President Kennedy increased the US military presence in Vietnam from 800 troops to over 17,000 troops. President Kennedy signed off on the coup that ousted (and murdered) President Diem. President Kennedy and his brother killed or attempted to [...]
laughterhopesockintheeye commented on the diary post David Gregory vs. Glenn Greenwald. Who is the Journalist? by Dennis Trainor Jr.
Our glorious leaders
Are here to protect us
Reporters should bow
And pray they select us
We live to serve
And scribble their answers
Reporters are Power’s
In 2009, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago released a study demonstrating that the city’s claims of dramatic test score gains were exaggerated….The Study concluded, however, that “these huge increases reflect changes in the tests and testing procedures—not real student improvement” (Ravitch Life and Death, Page 158).
This is Arne Duncan’s legacy as superintendent of schools in Chicago. Smoke and mirrors. But president Obama rewarded Duncan for his incompetence by putting him in charge of the Department of Education.
This is the neoliberalism of the Clintons, Obama, Emanuel, etc. And it’s killing our country.
Oblivion has a very explicit anti-drone message. It’s a pretty good movie, too, but it’s hardly a blockbuster.
Poll numbers don’t fill the old coffers.
Imagine all the people who would be barred from practicing journalism if journalism were a real, licensed profession:
Peggy Noonan (for secretly taking money from Enron then praising the company)
Lee Sock Puppet Siegel
George Will (for participating in a mock debate using a stolen debate book with Ronald Reagan and then giving Reagan rave reviews for his performance)
Armstrong Williams (for taking NCLB payola during the Bush Administration)
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge —God Even a cursory reading of the Bible tells us that prophets chosen by God are rarely rewarded in this life. In fact, they often suffer through hell on earth. It is heresy for Christians to believe that life on earth is like a vending machine [...]
And Bill Gates is using his fortune to destroy public education in America and aid Monsanto in promoting its suicide seeds.
Gates might be the sickest of all because he actually sees himself as a force for good in the world.
I’m selfishly wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get back to the important work you do around here and on your own blog.
This will still be an Essential Daily Blog for me, but it ain’t gonna be the same without you.
Thanks and Happy Holidays.
What if monkeys suddenly come flying out of my keyster?
Why I don’t take anything Barack Obama says seriously:
His FISA about face.
His No more “Scooter Libber Justice” comments.
Blowing up people’s children and then saying, “What children?” “Who are you going to believe, me or your own lying eyes?” and “These bombs don’t officially exist, but if I had some I would blow up them Jonas Brothers
boys for getting too close to my daughters.” (So funny)
(Our beloved president also thinks it’s funny to ridicule postal workers for being lazy and shiftless.)
And he must have lost every pair of comfortable shoes he owns.
He gave Shirley Sharrod the Lani Gunier treatment.
He tells the banksters, “I got your back.” (Comforting the comfortable)
He tells the NAACP, “Buck up.”
He said that dropping bombs on people is not war after congress refused to declare war. (see Libya)
I’m still waiting for Card Check.
In the president’s defense, although his sick, sad, corporatist education policy sucks rhinoceros testicles, at least it’s consistent with what he said he was going to do in 2008. (See FISA, card Check, Closing Guantanamo, Ending the ridiculous GWOT (instead of merely eliminating the name).
laughterhopesockintheeye commented on the blog post Obama’s Education Secretary Far From Neutral When It Comes to Chicago Teachers Strike
Arne Duncan explicitly advocated homicidal Shock Doctrine policies when he referred to Hurricane Katrina as the greatest education reform program ever.
If a Republican Secretary of Education had said such a thing, he probably would have been forced to resign.
This is what Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report means when he calls the Obama administration a more effective evil.
Obama (and his irascible alter ego Rahm) decided a long time ago that the Billionaires Boys Club is a far more important constituency than teachers (and students do not even vote.)
VIVA Chicago Teachers
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