I came across an article by William Rivers Pitt entitled “The Sugar Makes the Poison Taste Sweet”. I am posting a powerful excerpt from it in which Pitt lets his anger rip about the shameless exploitation of a 10-deployment, maimed vet by Obama at the end of his 2014 StatRead full post »

JANUARY 29, 2014 6:35AM

Obama, the Liar, Spins the SOTU

 

I didn’t watch Obama’s State of the Union address on television tonight. My stomach was not strong enough. (Reminiscent of how Bush’s TV appearances also induced nausea in me.)

Just a little while ago I abandoned the balance of my cappuccino in an upper East Side diner becaus… Read full post »

I’m thinking whistleblower Edward Snowden far better fits the profile of a latter day Paul Revere than Obama’s nomination of the fourth-amendment-eliminating NSA.

Edward Snowden believed that the American citizenry should have the right to know about and to choose for itself how big a parRead full post »

JANUARY 20, 2014 7:07PM

My Recent Visit to the Hoover Dam

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Here are some pictures I took of the Hoover Dam on my recent vacation out West in December.

Here is also some Hoover Dam info I gleaned from wikipedia I'll insert among the pictures.

The dam was built on the border of Nevada and Arizona.

Hoover Dam was once commonRead full post »

Andre Damon in “US Congress passes bipartisan austerity budget” runs down details of the 1,582-page budget that was overwhelmingly accepted by both houses. In fact, it had a fast-tracked approval process Monday through Thursday in the Senate, suggesting that most of the senators neve/Read full post »

Fred Mazelis in “New Jersey governor faces deepening crisis over bridge scandal” writes:

The latest scandal has also called attention to past charges of bullying on the part of Christie. As the New York Times mentioned in a recent story, a Rutgers professor lost state financing afte

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As I followed some stone steps leading through a pretty courtyard to the side entrance of the Unitarian Church of All Souls on the upper East side of New York last Thursday, I drew in a serious lungful of cold, crisp night air to help gird myself for what I was… Read full post »

“Senate confirms Janet Yellen as Fed Chair” by Andre Damon

Andre Damon reports that the U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the new Fed chairperson Monday evening. According to Damon, this forecasts that the Fed will continue to purchase hundreds of billions of dollars in mortRead full post »

 Re-POST from March 2013:

I came across this journal entry from late April 2008 the other day. A true account. 

I get out of work at 8pm in NYC midtown. It is Saturday. I don’t want to go straight home even though I am dog-tired and I have made no

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DECEMBER 31, 2013 5:24PM

The Importance of Being Earnest?

So there’s this old joke from the sixties or seventies.  “How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”  
 
Answer:  “That’s not funny!”
 
That’s where I am ... in that “that’s not funny” mode -- or where I… Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2013 12:45PM

More Holiday Trip -- Las Vegas Pix

 

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 3:29PM

More Holiday Road Trip Pix

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The following is by one of my favorite writers (and human beings) -- toritto!!!

Yes. I busted my ass for Obama the first time around.

Opened my checkbook, campaigned, knocked on doors. Did everything I could to see that he carried Florida in the Presidential election.

Not an easy task when

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So Obama stood up at his year-end press conference on Friday and gave “an Orwellian defense of unrestrained US spying” according to Bill Van Auken in “Latest Snowden revelations expose Obama’s lies on NSA spy programs”.

Obama:

“I have confidence that the

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 9:27AM

Whitewash Continues of NSA Criminality

I caught some of Lawrence O’Donnell’s show yesterday in which O’Donnell glibly shilled for the Obama administration against the findings of federal Judge Leon. O’Donnell also handily soft-balled questions to one of Obama’s NSA reform panelists in which the two found commRead full post »

In an open letter to the people of Brazil entitled: "NSA Surveillance Is About Power, Not 'Safety'”Edward Snowden writes:

Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government's National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist's camera. I shared with the

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DECEMBER 17, 2013 1:37AM

Road Trip Sky Scapes (LV to LA) - pix

 

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DECEMBER 15, 2013 7:29AM

Say-Anything Obama's Pretend NSA Reform

So Manning sacrificed so much to bring to the proverbial “bewildered herd” of us American citizens abundant evidence of war criminality. What happened? US war criminality gallops on. After all, we live under the supposedly” lesser evil” Dem Obama’s administration where hRead full post »

How many citizens are cognizant of the economic terrorism occurring in Michigan right now with the Obama administration enabling corrupt and opportunistic disaster capitalist, corporate cronies and state and local politicians to shamelessly raid public workers’ pensions?

Naomi Spencer in &/Read full post »

Re-Post from 7/1/11

I want to acknowledge Peter Falk’s passing this past week in light of his Columbo TV character’s being a POPULIST icon.

I celebrate him for Columbo, relentless nemesis to the Gucci’d “above the law” types who tried to use power and money to cavalierlyRead full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2013 12:28PM

More December NYC Pics

 

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DECEMBER 8, 2013 7:17AM

Oh Little Town of Washington

 

Oh little town of Washington,
how still we see you lie.
The crap -- a cheap and mean-filled heap --
as silent drones destroy.

In your dark hearts harbored
the everlasting ploy
that hopes and fears of millions here
serious fleecing to provide.

Obama, born of Oprah,
we gathered all around
to push Bush o… Read full post »

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Robert Stevens in “Royal Marine convicted of Afghan murder”:

The [Afghan] prisoner died after being shot in the chest at close range with a 9mm pistol.

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It [the murder/execution] took place after a patrol base came under attack from small arms fire from two insurgents. The priso

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