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Obama nails presidential debate. With Romney made viable, the election is on

President Obama nailed it! He had to lose last night's presidential debate and how else was that going to look credible unless he out-Romney'd the reigning court fool? Arrogance would have been easier, and sloughing it off would have been unconvincing. Neither would have resuscitated Mitt Romney's credibility. And while Obama's brilliant turn may appear ego-less, it reflects the ease with which he has been betraying all his supporters with higher hopes. After turning his coat on every issue A-Z, it took a debate to infuriate his Democrat supporters? Where was the anger on Guantanamo, Immigration, Civil Liberties? They only care that he didn't show up Mitt Romney. On the positive, they've all spent the next morning going over in their heads what Obama should have said, probably the arguments they'll make in now revived voter-drives. Denver's debate was psy-ops at its crudest.

Randy Newman dreams of a White President and a sarcasm-enabled internet

"He won't be the brightest, but he'll be the whitest, and I'll vote for that!" sings Randy Newman of his dream president, drawing the reaction he got when he penned "I'm a Redneck" or "Short People." America needs a laugh track to know what's funny. In real life we look at each other when we don't get something, but online, those slow on the uptake know only to be "first" with an indignant response, as usual, humorless. 37058

America doesn’t remember 9/11

Despite jingo media browbeating, Americans don't remember 9/11. Or not how they're supposed to. On the eleventh anniversary of the mystery of September 11, 2001, the political candidates mired in Election 2012 have decided not to commemorate Nine Eleven, because wouldn't that be a wild card? Americans remember 9/11, but differently -and there's the problem for politicos who adjust their pandering according to how it will be received by the electorate. You only want to Remember the Alamo or the Maine or Pearl Harbor if the public remembers the jingoist version of events, not what really happened come-to-light. In which case you don't want a public remembering at all.

Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan revealed at Colorado College: FOR WAR

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- After President Obama's campaign stop at Colorado College, the crowd clears, a reporter files his story, while an indiscreetly placed tree obstructs just enough of the Obama 2012 campaign logo to restore truth to the election season doublespeak. Does "forward" mean much more than the ol' bla-bla-bla? --to quote a friend who heard his speech. Without the D you have "FOR WAR" which makes a lot more sense, and that "D" stood for Democrat.

Oops. McDonalds shill Ryan Lochte says he ate sponsor’s food in Beijing, won fewer medals.

Literally, Ryan Lochte scored his piece of silver at the 2012 London Games for endorsing McDonalds' unolympian crap-food. But in London Lochte waited until after his competitive events to "go to McDonalds". His fellow shill Michael Phelps added a vicarious, thus safer, third person endorsement, as one might exclaim "He's going to Disneyland". At the 2008 games in Beijing, Lochte purports to have eaten the official sponsor's crap "for breakfast, lunch and dinner over 10 days" but came away with one less medal. Lochte didn't see SUPERSIZE ME to know his fast food mythology has already been debunked.

Mitt Romney trips upon brilliant foreign policy idea, gives Israel’s plan to attack Iran an idiot’s stamp of approval.

On the heels of making A TWIT of himself in London, self-caricaturized Romneyshambles, GOP presidential foil-candidate Mitt Romney traipsed over to Israel and depth-charged their bellicose policy of menacing Iran with continuous threats of preemptive attack by proclaiming his "respect" for it! Then he mistook the capitol of Israel for Jerusalem in the Palestinian occupied territories!   American billionaires aren't underwriting Mitt Romney's campaign because they think he can be president. They don't need him. Pro- corporate Barack Obama is already their internationally-populist figurehead. The money the oligarchs are pouring into Election 2012 is to convince a post-hope public that voting still matters. To ease voter buy-in the electoral decision is being made easy: choose smart versus stupid. Barnum dictates you can't underestimate the American public, but Romney's lack of political sense may out-dumb common wisdom.   UPDATE: What did Romney do next? He praised the Israelis for being more economically successful than the Palestinian neighbors they'd dispossessed, crediting the stereotypical Jewish culture! He closed his standup tour by deliberately soliciting foreign campaign contributions.

Do the 2012 London Olympics need extra security forces to protect Israeli athletes or to arrest them?

Organizers are worried about inadequate security for the Olympic Games set to begin next month in London. What security threat are they anticipating exactly? It's true the Olympics have become a bullseye for globalization critics. More and more, both athletes and groupies represent the jet set. But other than past indigenous protests in the Commonwealth territories, which amounted to no more than nonviolent blockades, what does the UK need paramilitary forces to defend against this time? Another 1972 Munich massacre? At the summer Olympics in Munich, the Israeli wrestling team was murdered by PLO terrorists called the "Black September Brigade", but the official narrative leaves off that the Israeli athletes were targeted because they were IDF soldiers who'd participated in the counter-insurgent near-complete rout of the PLO, known as Black September. So that raises an interesting question. Is London expecting to host Israeli athletes who were veterans of Operation Cast Lead or the attack on the Mavi Marmara, whose assassinations someone might want to avenge? British authorities could address that most handily with preemption, because this time the IDF campaign against Gaza was widely regarded to have violated international law. Warn Team Israel that any such veteran setting foot in

How much does Occupy not believe in elections? Enough to boycott them?

Pundits, even friendlies, are infecting the Occupy Movement with direction-waylaying cynicism, so I'll tell you what I think Occupy should do next. Never mind the usual grievances, leave those to existing advocacy groups, although they do benefit from Occu-proding obviously. No matter what you think Occupy Wall Street's core issue was, by definition OWS asserted our system of governance was broken, our regime is not responsive, not representative, and immovable by the conventional permitted mechanisms. So right now, which bankrupt democratic mechanism is being paraded before us, taunting a debunking from Occupy? We've been paying it lip service already: the fraud of our electoral process. Isn't it time Occupy said DON'T VOTE? Don't dignify Election 2012 with your buy-in, undignify it with a vote of no confidence. I don't mean merely not vote, let's Get Out The No Vote! Now wouldn't that separate the men from the Dems! 34662

For suppression of NATO protest voice, Obama campaign HQ salutes Chicago Police Department

OCCUPIED CHICAGO- President Obama got last weekend's protest message loud and clear, he's lost that voter to antiwar favorite Vermin Supreme. A week after the NATO Summit, his Democratic Party headquarters in the Prudential Building leaves the office lights on for the law enforcement vote. Or was it to compensate for Mayor Rahm Emanuel stiffing the CPD on their overtime pay for quelling popular dissent at the summit?

Vote another idiot Democratic Party liberal into office? Vote Norman Solomon? Why bother with this ‘lesser of two evil’ stupidity anymore?

Some people never seem to learn, and the barely liberal, Democratic party voter has got to be the dumbest, most stubborn mule in the world, in fact. As current example, the Vote Democratic Party- Norman Solomon Campaign is truly stalled in the head thinking!   Please just build a Left of the Democrats Movement, or just shut the Hell up, Norm! You're keeping the two party corporate system of dictatorship over the 99% of us going when you stay inside the Democratic Party. Both the Democrats and Republicans go down together, or they don't get thrown out of office at all. Norman, you are an enabler of corporate dictatorship, and not an opponent of it at all. Work against The System and not for it, Norm! It's just that simple. Stop telling people to vote Democratic Party!

Michele Bachmann is a corn dog

I am so sorry all you Dem Chicken Littles, but GOP candidate Michele Bachmann is not going to depose your precious Recidivist Obama. She's a straw man and as desperate a bogeyman as the corporate bad-cop party can muster. Bachmann was fleeing a contentious audience at the Iowa Straw Poll but PAUSED because who can resist the obviously ribald photo-op with a foot-long corn-dog? And she gave her gay hubby the first bite. This ensured press, take your pick, salacious or God-awful horrific, whatever, from media followers who look to the vacuous debutante for inspiration. Stupid? Or savvy as a FOX-coached bimbo?

If misrepresentative Michele Bachmann can run for president, SO CAN YOU!

How fortunate that the corporate media is pretending a Michele Bachmann presidential candidacy has legitimacy. Who's going to dispute your prospects? Yes, YOU, I don't care who you are. Or what about ...ANY third party contender? A truly unelectable Republican will not be bogeyman enough to circle the wagons around Obama. An idiot on the one hand and a bullshitter on the other, both certifiable -- literally, leaves an opening between them for someone rational.

Dennis Kucinich to lead Independents

Strike three. Obama's out. Stop war? Nope. Address climate change? Sorry no. Reform health care? In the insurer's interest only. I'm hearing Obama's failure to deliver real health care being blamed on Americans themselves, for not building a movement to support it. WTF. In fact Dems are being asked to root for Obama's duplicitous health care legislation, or hinder the change-meister's momentum. Momentum for what? Not one issue remains for which Democrats can claim to deliver America from the GOP. Isn't it time to uproot all incumbents and side with the majority of voters? Teabaggers can have their Palin, the Dems can sink their last hope in Obama, Americans need to claim the largest constituency of recent past elections, the independents.

Columbus fall from grace not predicted by Mayan Long Count Calendar

For centuries, we've had only engravings to depict the Christopher Columbus discovery of the New World. With the moving pictures of today (a growing number in color according to IMdB), you'd think by now one or two would have caught the real Admiral Cristóbal Colón in blood-red technicolor, terrorizing his new minions with cruel Spanish steel. 9970

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