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.

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we gathered all around
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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.

snip

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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NOVEMBER 29, 2013 4:48AM

U.S. Deepens Afghanistan’s Doom

Bill Van Auken in “US ultimatum on permanent occupation of Afghanistan” writes:

... In 2012, the Democratic incumbent campaigned for reelection vowing that all US troops would be out of Afghanistan by December 31, 2014. His running mate, Joe Biden, declared, “We are leaving Af

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NOVEMBER 25, 2013 2:50PM

Nature-Nurtures Haiku

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Bird-chirp defies rain-
soaked morning as slumber slow
I brave worry mind.

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Trodding soft warm sand
as dusk goose bumps memory.
I breathe the horizon.

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Night sky sifts snow fine.
Grand, sly confection. Morning
covered in frosting.

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Purple cloud swallows
this park, a/
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David Talbot in “JFK Assassination: CIA and New York Times are Still Lying To Us” sums up our (but not OUR) media’s recent sentimental and titillating but shallow and manipulative coverage of the circumstances surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas 50 years/Read full post »

Re-Post -- 1/6/11 from correntewire

Wouldn’t it be lovely if a new year’s resolution for 2011 for the U.S. would be to end war? 

FAT CHANCE.

Sometimes I am startled by the reflection in the mirror in the ladies’ restroom at work of my black armband that I started wearing a… Read full post »

Kate Randall in “Obamacare exposed: The gutting of health care for workers” contends that affordable, quality health care will not be provided by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

A true reform of the health care system in the US would provide universal access to high-quality med

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I read an exciting article by David Sirota recently entitled “How the 1 Percent Always Gets Its Way”.

Sirota’s answer for that is simple. BOTH legacy parties are “up for sale.”

I figure MSNBC and others of Team Dem are doing a more than adequate job inventoryinRead full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 2:04AM

Obamacare - Each Day Another Fresh Hell!

Despite all the Team Dem 24/7 media propaganda, what Obama’s “counter”-reform Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will do is shift most of the financial burden of medical care profoundly on average American families by callously raising costs at the same time assuring substandard care,Read full post »

[re-post of corrente blog from 10-26-10]
 
Raising the retirement age to a whopping 70 is more than a twinkle in the eyes of Obama and his Gucci-loafered-Austerian-Commission-sadists from both sides of the aisle.  They are about to stick it once again to all of us, but particularly to strug… Read full post »

Re-Post from 11-3-12

Cindy Sheehan labeled it "hopium" long ago.  Here are some excerpts from Randy Shields' brilliantly scathing Your Brain on Obama, worth reading in its entirety here at counterpunch:  

This is your brain on Obama:

Smoking Obama increases apathy

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So last Tuesday a FEW of us (relatively speaking -- 24%) in NYC went to the polls to vote. (I went to vote for the Green candidates.)

It was an off-year election including for mayor and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio of the Democratic Party with a 50 point lead wasRead full post »

Richard Phillips in “David Hicks seeks to overturn Guantánamo “terrorism” conviction” reveals that former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Australian citizen David Hicks has lodged an appeal with the US Court of Military Commission Review to overturn his 2007 conviction of/Read full post »