Tag Archives: Class War

Did Obama’s middle class speech, as the MSM says, strike a chord? From Osawatomie, the note was sour.

OBAMA STRIKES A CHORD WITH MIDDLE CLASS SPEECH. What cynical populist fable-telling. President Obama delivered a speech in Kansas yesterday appearing to speak up for America’s middle class, as if he wasn’t the reddest-handed fox in the hen house. Once again President Hope spews Orwellian double-speak as he eviscerates the world’s social fabric. Yet the media trumpets that Obama’s speech “struck a chord” in a most pernicious stretch of dissembling. If Obama struck a chord, it was like a guitarist strikes a chord, on a wrong note, or ringing true, but to say Obama’s words resonated is to pretend that wasn’t entirely the product of media amplification. In Obama’s case, lined-in through spin effects – in guitar terms it’s called Reverb. To strike a chord used to mean saying something that hit your listeners just right. Is that what happened? Does our Nero have anyone convinced –beside our media– that he’s Spartacus?
 
I’m disturbed because President Obama chose Osawatomie, Kansas to grace with his forked tongue. Osawatomie was the nickname given Abolitionist John Brown, for holding his ground in an early anti-slavery battle at the Osawatomie slave sanctuary. Obama might have chosen the locale for its historic Free State significance, but instead of mentioning the radical Brown, he praised Teddy Roosevelt, the father of American imperialism. BTW, the Weather Underground published its anti-imperial, anti-racism missives in an underground press magazine called Osawatomie.

Nineteen years

That’s how long it’s been. I fell, at work, on this date 19 years ago.
Broke the talus, cuboid, and fourth metatarsal on the right foot and dislocated the foot (it looked like Joe Theissman’s ankle when the Cowboys got him)(and then lost the game with zero points anyway) and my left tibial plateau. (man I was messed up from the pain last night, I had his name written as Jes)
As horrendous as that damage was, it could actually have been treated.
They patched the bones together into more or less anatomical position then told me the screws and plate they used would be taken out in two years, and with therapy I would make a good recovery.
The pendejo who had the bright idea of saving money by not buyng a second ladder for the second jobsite, and instead taking the ladder to one site and leaving us to walk up and down a conveyor belt like a ramp, promised he would make it right on the medical care. Well, danged if that ol’ boy didn’t just sell his company to his brother and skip state so as not to pay me a damn thing. The Mega-Rich excusez moi Tera Rich (Halliburton who have done more than a trillion dollars worth of business) who rented me out like a piece of equipment to the aforementioned Pendejo dissolved the subsidiary who had directly paid me 1/6th of what the customers paid for my labor. Kind of an 82% payroll tax paid directly to the employer for the privilege of lining their pockets.

They dissolved that subsidiary because they were cheating the workers and the government. And the customers but they’ve done that since forever. And since most of the customers ARE the government, well…
Neat little scam where they deducted our income and Social Security taxes then never paid them to the relevant agencies nor did they report them. They bilked the taxpayers for millions and none of their Board of Directors ever spent an hour in jail. One law for the Rich and another, harsher law for those of us who made them rich.
So no insurance, no workmans compensation, no job and no way to work for the next 5 years and, no medical treatment. I went back to work, when I THOUGHT it was well enough to do so, because that’s what Workers do. You know the ones, those of us the Rich say are “leeches” and “parasites”. Even at work, because the job I got was Highway Cleanup, the Rich Bitches in their SUVs would roll past us and throw their trash out the window right where we had just cleaned, tell their retarded little Piglets that we were “Bums” and yell at us to “get a job”.
Meanwhile the right talus and the (so I thought) uninjured left talus were decaying in my feet.
It was more than 14 years after the accident that I was approved for SSI and Medicaid and could get meaningful treatment for the feet. Way too late.

The Rich Bitch Morons and their now-grown Nasty Little Piglets who they taught to hate working class people, still think of me as a “bum” for not being able to work for them any longer, not so much as picking up the trash they throw out their windows like the filthy slovenly bitches they truly are. They organize their Tea Party even in so-called “Christian” churches, to try to force the People to drop any social programs and to formally declare me to be legally a “bum”.
The damage done to my foot is by now possibly irreversible but they don’t feel a moments guilt for feasting on the blood of workers. And still believe they’re rich because they’re “smarter” or in some other way superior to us.

You know what, TeaTard so-called “christian” Hate Freaks?
On this 19th anniversary of breaking an honest worker, y’all Corporate Whores can just line up and take turns helping yourselves to a Texas sized all you can eat buffet of Kiss My Liberal Ass.
And you can tell your Hate-Speech pastors that in Church tomorrow.

You LITERALLY God Damned parasites.

Another military victory where the Poor “socialized” their blood for Capitalism

Tripoli, the site of the FIRST U.S. Military engagement to prop up capitalism, is apparently fallen, not to economic “free” market forces, but to the Armed Forces. In a book titled “Liberty Reclaimed”, often described as the libertarian bible, the statement is made and reiterated “the only substantial difference between the Soviet Union and the United States isn’t one of raw political power or the freedom of the subjects but one of economic policy.”
 
So, when the Military claimed and still claim that they were and are fighting for freedom, they’re lying. Just as the Pentagon and their contractors lie about Agent Orange, which killed Miss Johnnie’s husband and a countless number of others. Countless because the Pentagon, bowing to their Corporate Masters, denied for more than a decade that Agent Orange actually causes human death. They also have recently claimed in a lawsuit that locks out the people of VietNam from any lawsuits that the people of the Republic of VietNam (Saigon government) sprayed with A.O. (and lots of other Military hardware sold at massive profits by the Corporations who now claim a moral exemption to taxation) were enemy combatants thus not eligible for compensation for their kids being killed. Hmmm… I was told, as was everybody else in America, in Boy Scouts, at Church, in ROTC and later in the Air Force that the U.S. actions in VietNam were for the freedom of the PEOPLE in the R.V.N. Just like the lies told to justify the war in Libya. And Iraq. And Afghanistan. And Nicaragua. And Honduras. And insert the next several “dictatorships” which dare to put their own national interests above the Capitalist Powers.

Funny how the word “dictatorship” gets thrown around by the Corporate Empire, saying that scenes like this where a General in a puppet dictatorship killing a POW. OOPS.

That’s a client of the American Corporate Empire murdering a POW. Our bad. All y’all who display that ignorant POW-MIA you are not forgotten flag, putting money into John McCain’s greedy hands, remember that now, y’all hear?

In a war to prop up a supposedly “superior” economic system.

If socialism or communism were so inferior they would have fallen on their own, especially to such a massively successful “free” market system, yes? Only, it didn’t happen like that.

According to the Reagan Disciples, who worship a dead actor who never once fought for ANYTHING, the Military defeated the Soviet Union and not the Economic “superior free market”

Turns out the “free” market has been subsidized from the word go by military power, and, in the VAST majority of cases, the people holding the guns were poor people, working class, shedding their blood and the blood of other working class people for NOTHING other than the economic gain of people such as our friend Publius, who sneers at the workers and soldiers as being “stupid” for putting money in his pockets.

You hear that, soldiers, workers? The Rich Think You’re Stupid If You Give Them Your Labor, Your Lives and Those Of Other Workers… And Bitter, Angry and Filled With Rage if you merely point those facts out.

You, on the other hand, are slaves to your rage; eternal victims.

and

If you work for “slave” wages, you must not be very smart – no one is holding a gun to your head

Straight from the lying mouth Keyboard of somebody who believes it’s our Christian Duty to give our blood and our labor and 82% of what our labor is worth to our employers

I bet the Liar Publius wouldn’t dare say to, for instance, Miss Johnnie, at least not in her face, that her late husband USAF SSgt Howard Lanning owed his life and health to Publius’ Corporate WhoreMasters and that she’s “crazy with rage” or “stupid” to believe that she and her husband were and are owed compensation for that.

He died for the Military Defeat of Communism, only the country he gave his life and about 50 times what he was paid by the Air Force to subdue, is still a Communist nation. And, frankly, doing a lot better economically right now than the United States “free” market.

That “50 times” refers to uncompensated by his former employers (The Empire) health care expenses for the Agent Orange poisoning they consistently denied even after he DIED.

But, hey, it’s our Christian Duty to accept that kind of shit without any complaint, according to the Current Star Witness for the Corporate Empire.

As to the

nobody is holding a gun to your head

Tell that to Honduran Labor Leaders murdered by Corporate Death Squads who have the full support of the Corporate Pentagon.

You might wonder, why exactly did the Ohio National Guard have loaded machine guns while deliberately suppressing a student protest against the militarization of Kent State University and thus blew away 4 young AMERICANS…

It was because earlier that day they were deployed to try to Intimidate Union Workers who were using their rights as AMERICANS to bargain for fair wages and working conditions.

There, Publius and other Right Wing Slaves, there is the “gun that nobody is holding to our head”.

The Right Wing trolls are selling out their Fellow AMERICANS to their own Corporate Masters, for what? Money? How much, Publius, do you get paid to troll? More than or less than those who say they’re soldiers on active duty who troll our blog to tell us they’re really fighting for freedom and democracy… and have IP addresses that show them to be in some place like Topeka or Omaha and even then not on any Military Base.

Tell us, do tell, Publius and other Trolls, how much do you get paid to lie for your masters?

The “stars” of your Lie For Pay movement, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly, got paid a billion and a half so far to sell their fellow AMERICANS into slavery and death. Death in the Armed Forces which they never had the courage to join, themselves. Just like other professional Liars/slash/Warmongers like John Wayne and Ronald Reagan.

I strongly suspect that the Professional Trolls never once laid hand to the shovel, nor placed themselves in peril of their own lives for the “freedom” of their Masters.

The freedom to use Public Funds to bankrupt America in order to enslave people around the world, and not pay taxes.

An 83% Payroll Tax, on the Workers and paid directly to the Corporations

That’s what I paid and, everybody who works for a “Slave Market” minimum wage Labor Contractor Service such as Labor Ready, Apprentice, Manpower, Kelly…
The “tax” is paid to a Non-Governmental Organization, and is paid before the Worker gets his check. I base the 83% figure on the fact that the workers are paid only 1/6th of what the Parasite Corporation gets for his “product”. Under the various manifestations of the “Right To Get Screwed At Work” law, the workers aren’t allowed to negotiate wages, working conditions, pensions or Insurance through the use of Collective Bargaining. We’re supposed, instead, to go hat-in-hand and beg the employer for a slight fraction more of what is actually owed us. On an individual basis and, under the RTW law, the employer can cut your wages just as quickly as he “gives” them to you.
They can take 5 times what we get, producing absolutely NOTHING themselves.
We’re not allowed to do what the Corporate Masters do, insist on a profit for our product. Nor, according to the laws as interpreted by their Tame Supreme Court, are we even allowed to break even. You can’t go to King Soopers or Safeway and buy a $3 loaf of bread for only a dollar, insisting that that’s all you’ll pay them. If you leave the dollar and take the loaf, they’ll call the Korporate Kontrolled Kops on you and have you arrested.

And they call their TeaParty stooges, most of them the Stupid members of the Working Class, to defend their Corporate Masters from the “theft” of paying income tax.
They have the government at every level in their service, coercing workers around the world to accept Slave Wages, at public expense, so every dime in their bark accounts is a Direct Government Subsidy. If the “peasants” rebel, like in Honduras, the U.S. Military will intervene, and ALWAYS on behalf of the Corporate Masters. Like their Death Squadsjust did “Gunmen have shot dead farm workers’ leader Secundino Ruiz in Honduras.”
Gunmen paid and protected by the Pentagonistas.
Whenever a soldier tells me how “lucky” I am to be here in America rather in the Banana Republics he was deployed to, TO MAKE SURE CONDITIONS NEVER CHANGE THERE, AND TO BACK UP THE GOON SQUADS OF HIS AND THEIR CORPORATE MASTERS I think of this.
But, hey, TeaBags, other RepubliKlan sucks, be proud! You’re trying your best to make sure your own families have to live under the same slavery. And it’s only acknowledged as theft when the Corporations are required to pay a fraction of what they’ve stolen back to the people who stole it for them.

…While their Political Servants are pushing austerity for the Working Class

But not for their Political Backers, who bailed out their industry at public expense, a pair of Rich-Bitch Investment Bankers from New York took a joyride in a taxi to Las Vegas and Los Angeles “on a whim”.
Take that, Peasants! We’re cutting off your grandma’s Social Security and your pension and your rights to bargain for a fair wage and decent working conditions, but we get to make a bold statement of the Divine Rights of Wealthy Assholes!
And have the BBC report it as a Serious News Story!!! How Elitist of us! Maybe they’ll pick up George Bush, John McCain, Boehner, Scott Walker, our own Doug Lamborn, and Richard Cheney on the way back and fellate them, in gratitude for them using Corporate Welfare public funds to bail them out when they and their sorry ilk trashed the economy for everybody else in the world.

Alle Sieg Heil am das UberMenschen Rich Bitches!

And by the way, y’all can line up and take turns helping yourselves to a Texas size all-you-can-eat buffet of Kiss My Liberal Ass.

A union worker, a citizen and a CEO …

Via UNAC’s Ward Reilly: A unionized public employee, an ill-informed citizen, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the ill-informed citizen and says, “Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.”

Muddy wellies across white canvas

Oslo Opera Hus, i Norge
Norway prides itself on its ubiquitous and egalitarian middle class, making of its opera house a celebration of folkstheatre –and it’s no empty boast– Oslo newspapers address eight pages to culture versus one to sport. But I think the architects behind the glacier-slopped Oslo Opera House have struck with typical condescending Nordic sarcasm. Here is an in-edifice to high art on which the people can trod, on every last angle. Even if Scandinavian farmers are not inclined to attend opera performances, they can sight-see from the pretentious exterior. Idealists can assert this art reaches the Hoi Poloi, as it compels visitors to put it all underfoot. It’s form over substance, literally. The result presents aimless booted peasants looking like they wouldn’t know art if they stepped on it.

I can see the pretension to flatten the Sidney Opera House, crossed with Hong Kong harbor’s wreck of the Queen Mary II. The straight lines may have impressed on paper, but crawling over with masses, I see more a sinking white elephant.