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Common Dreams Quid Pro Toe

How delighted I was to receive an email from Common Dreams, showing signs of skepticism finally at President Obama's growing betrayal of American progressives. After censoring CD participants who criticize the Democratic Party for its capitulation to corporate centrism, even banning the persistent voices from its online discussions, the blogosphere giant now purports to have examined it stats and rediscovered its radical base. I'm thrilled that CD has met its enemy, and it is not us, but I wish their epiphany wasn't about who's left to tap for money. How can we but surmise that Common Dreams enjoyed financial support from Obama's Dems, for toeing the party line? They paid the bills, the dream was blue. Now that Obama is in office, and his progressive supporters don't have the charm of his new globalist friends, Common Dreams has to go back to stickball with the rest of us with no access. I'd be a lot more inclined toward sympathy for Common Dreams if it showed some remorse for having cast aside so many while it co-opted the common dream to make it about Barack Obama. Here's the fund raising letter from Common Dreams, saying all the right things, just like President False Hope himself. July 24, 2009 Dear Friend of CommonDreams.org, When Americans voted overwhelmingly for 'Change' last November 4th, I, like so many of you, was hopeful. Hopeful that we'd bring our troops home. Hopeful for a major commitment to safe, renewable energy. Hopeful that Wall Street and corporate lobbyists would no longer be able to treat our elected representatives like puppets on a string. Hopeful that Guantánamo would be closed and the torturers would be prosecuted. That the post-9/11 trampling of our civil liberties would be reversed. Hopeful that President Obama would rally the people around a bold, progressive overhaul of our sickly healthcare 'system.' Hopeful that the neglected investments in our people, our future, would begin again. But frankly, seven months into the new administration, my hope is fading. I have days when I think we'll never overcome this system. But I never have a day when I think about giving up. Four times a year we ask you to support our work. Will you help today by making a secure online donation today to our Summer Appeal? Two of the most popular articles on CommonDreams.org these past months were writings by longtime activists, Paul Hawken and Derrick Jensen. Two tireless fighters against the system. It was clear from the stats on our site that the words of these two progressive thinkers resonated with you, and with all of our readers. Paul Hawken has been warning against the accelerating decline of Planet Earth for decades. As he said in his May 3 speech to graduates of the University of Portland, Oregon, "If you look at the science about what's happening on earth and aren't pessimistic, you don't understand the data." But he also spoke of hope: ". . . if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren't optimistic, you haven't got a

2 turncoat Democrats are our senators!

Freshly minted US Senator Michael Bennett just voted against the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, siding with the usurious banks. Do we give him a pass? It's not Bennett's first snub of the November 2008 progressive mandate. What's it going to take before Colorado constituents shout down the Washington insider for being a fraud? Bennett is speaking at CC's commencement on May 18. Is he or is he not accountable? I don't dare, actually. Some of my friends still think he shows promise. But I had a chance when Governor Ritter first paraded him to Colorado Springs, to look into his averted eyes. I saw the face of a weasel. Bennett spoke too, committing to absolutely nothing. Did I mention he was a Zionist? I'm hoping someone will consider his grace period expired. As well today on HB 1274, Colorado Senator and proven shit John Morse took "repeal the death penalty" out of the Repeal The Death Penalty Bill. Morse also sponsored SB 241 the DNA Sampling of Felony Arrestees which would mandate that DNA records be kept of all those accused of a felony. No word yet on John Morse's next visit to Colorado Springs. He didn't join Representative Lamborn at the Tax Day Tea Party, but you know he wanted to.

Gore says 2009 is Turning Point in Environment Battle- Isn’t that a bunch of complete nonsense?

The DP liberals over at the Common Dreams website are out there pushing Al Gore dope off on us once again. To the liberal 'Peace'crat voter, somehow they have remade in their own minds Al Gore out to be the MAX 'Green', who is then made to stand alongside that MAX 'Peacenic', Jimmy 'Peanut Butter' Carter, always the two out under the spotlight as neo Democratic Party Saints! Here it is then... Gore: 2009 Turning Point in Environment Battle ...WTF? Not hardly, Al. Not even by a long shot! What a dope! And what a Democratic Party hack! If you're not on CD's no fly shun list feel free to write them about pee GREEN Al. I did, and my comment is listed at #5 on the list of comments. I wonder if it will be removed? (I'm hoping that CD has gotten away from that sort of thing though???) Just in case, here below are my remarks about Al Gore there. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gore, wasn't he the 'environmentalist' who administered 8 years of economic war against the children of Iraq? YES! Now I remember him! He also began the fencing off and militarization of The Border between the US and Mexico, too. He is some sort of Green for sure! He and his Administration friends, Silvestre Reyes and Madelyn Albright. Wait, something about oil in Colombia, too? And here's Al in March this year... 'I'm not a reflexive opponent of nuclear. I used to be enthusiastic about it, but I'm now sceptical about it.' Well, YES, Al! My you've changed! Or have you really? 'Yes, there is [more appetite for nuclear power now]. And because of the carbon crisis there will be more nuclear plants built and some of those being retired will be replaced by others. I think it will play a somewhat larger role, but it will not be the main option chosen.' YES, such scepticism! '. People have said for years that there are now completely different [nuclear] technologies. OK, but if you have a team of scientists that can build a reactor, and you're a dictator, you can make them work at night to build a nuclear weapon. That's what's happened in North Korea and Iran. And in Libya before they gave it up. So the idea of, say, Chad, Burma, and Sudan having lots of nuclear reactors is insane and it's not going to happen.' Let's go to war, Gore! It's the 'green' thing to do and now I see what a great environmentalist you are! You're against nuclear power in Iran and Chad and Burma! Of course, but here it will be an option, but just maybe not 'the major option'? (Remarks taken from a Leo Hickman interview with Gore for the UK Guardian) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ And a final comment about Al Gore not put on CD just yet from The Tennessee Center for policy Research a comment titled Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth” Gore’s

First Black President routs U.S. Antiwar Movement donkeys

Where is the US Antiwar Movement? What Antiwar Movement? Do you see an Antiwar Movement? Hell No (I won't go into the Streets)! No! I don't see any Antiwar Movement. See First Black President Defeats U.S. Antiwar Movement- A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford. He did what Colin Powell and Condi Rice couldn't do alone. Oh wait! Colin endorsed Barack, didn't he? Or more like it, the Democratic Party liberal voters just defeated themselves. They were simply looking for a way out that wasn't out. They didn't want to oppose majority sentiment too hard and... Ouch! Some folk might have called them unpatriotic if they had? It was much easier to just limit themselves too voting DP and calling Republicans 'chickenhawks' and 'fascists' on the internet instead. Way too much trouble to actually go to any demonstrations! Why here in Colorado Springs the leaders of the local peace group on paid staff didn't even show up to the majority of their own public activities! They might have been seen and gotten an impolite finger or two thrown their way! ... lol... Safer to stay indoors and talk to Pentagon reps about 'greening' Fort Carson like they did. And they prayed some, too. Think I'm being harsh? Then check out the US military planes over at the El Paso County Democrats' site. I guess that they're Air Force fans? Any truth to the rumor that the Falcons are changing their name to the Drones? It would be more appropriate if they did.

John Kerry puts his warmongering act into action against Iran

Have I mentioned how repulsive I personally find all the Democratic Party enablers? The party is uniformly as disgusting to me as the Republicans are and more. The Republicans are just what they seem to be but the Democratic Party are a group of great pretenders. If John Kerry had been elected in 2004 we would have gotten yet another guy pushing for war with Iran! You just cannot win with the Democratic Party since they are war mongers on the same level of magnitude as the Republican Party. It's not for nothing that antiwar.com refers to both together as the 'War Party'. Here is John Kerry pushing for yet more war making to feed the military-industrial complex of the US... 'Kerry said the U.S. must not be lured into protracted negotiations with Iran. A timetable must be established and consequences set if progress isn't made, he said.' Full report at Pressure grows on Obama to engage Iran directly, and they're not talking about Republican Party pressure either, but rather the repulsive, John Ketchup Kerry.

Obama reneging on promises to pull US troops out of Iraq

Obama won the presidency based on the fact that most Americans found him to be credible on his promise to get US troops out of Iraq, whereas they didn't think John McCain had any commitment to do so. They got tricked and it appears that Obama today will merely restate the Bush promise to the Iraqi puppet government to get US troops out of Iraq by January 1, 2012. Look for numerous press reports to misstate that Obama is actually going to do nothing new in a manner similar to this one... Obama to Announce U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Iraq ...Read the details and you can see that it is basically the Bush plan gift re-wrapped for more liberal Democratic Party voters acceptance of it! What can be seen by this continued glue to the Bush program in regards to Iraq, is that the Democrats have no confidence that Iraq will not fall into a fight for power the minute US troops leave. The puppet government is that unstable, and in fact there are real and credible fears that civil war might now break out even with US troops still inside the country. Simply put, Barack Obama is fearful of changing Bush's game plans for Iraq, so he's sticking to the basic Republican program and sugar coating for his unmotivated Democratic Party constituency. Yes, the Democratic Party 'Peace'crats have kept the lid on all protest coming from their groups nationwide. The national coalition of these votes, the UFPJ (United for Peace and Justice) are refusing to unite with ANSWER in calling for Spring demonstrations. They simply really don''t want them with Abraham Obama in office.... he's going to free the White Middle Class liberals from their slavery under Rush Limbaugh and Fox News! Not only is Obama sticking with the Bush program directly promising to keep US troops in Iraq until 2012, he continues to carry out the Bush-Cheney game plan by expanding occupation in Afghanistan, and aggressively threatening Iran and Syria with war. Add to that the Democratic Party in no way has changed from giving Israel green light to continue their ethnic cleansing program against the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and elsewhere (inside Israel itself). Meanwhile the 'Peace'crats stand around with their thumbs up their asses and mumbling CHANGE... SPARE CHANGE, PLEASE. It's very sad to see people debase themselves in this manner. One can only feel sorry for the Iraqi population, too. They have no guarantee that the US under Barack Obama as CIC will actually stick to the promises to get out by 2012. All sorts of excuses to justify the idea that that cannot be actually done when the time comes can be made up under the usual fire of events, and Barack Obama is just the man in the US Presidency to do just exactly that. Three

The Democrats ‘stimulus’ package aggravates the economic disaster instead of fixing it

....... It really is too much to see all those liberals getting on the Republicans' case for their opposition to the Democratic Party's economic 'bailout' plans. Barack's giveaways to the rich corporate sectors do not alleviate the economic collapse but just pile on to it. So do liberals really want to be left holding the bag and later get blamed by the Republicans for helping pass these government give outs to all the wrong folk built on increasing the Federal debt? Donkeys have never been so dumb as these American ones seem intent on being! True, Liberals have never been much more than just marginally smarter than the Conservatives are in the US and we're seeing that in how they have been suckered into supporting an entirely conservative response to the unfolding worldwide disaster now being advocated by their supposed modern day Abraham Lincoln liberal liberator, Barack Obama. However....a real economic rescue plan for Americans would have to be built on several key ingredients, and Barack Obama has used and dealt with none of them. 1) Startup of a new single payer medical system that takes the insurance companies, the hospital and nursing home chains, and the medical equipment/ pharmaceutical companies right out of the control box they presently enjoy, and sets the patient and community into the driving seat where they have always belonged. 2) Nationalizing bankrupt financial institutions and companies in key areas of production (banks, automobile industries, energy companies that pollute, steel, vital medical institutions, major retail outlets that are going under like Circuit City, etc.) and encouraging workers control (unionization). 3) Increasing funding of Social Security programs of all kinds with an emphasis on doing away entirely with privatized retirement schemes that privilege some workers at the expense of others. 4) Instituting national equalization of funding and national Federal funding of the Educational System, and doing away with unequal privatized educational schemes and unequal local funding of education. 5) An immediate defunding of the bloated military-industrial welfare scheme centered on government contracts for the Pentagon's toys. When none of these key ingredients for a real economic restart of this country are approached by the Democratic Party-sunk American liberal community, you have a pure recipe for eventual political disaster, as the Republican Far Right will eventually move themselves back into position to retake political power in the White House once again. The Democratic Party truly is a gigantic sink hole that destroys all hope for real change ever being on the agenda, as long as liberals defend the package that is not defensible as being any sort of progress. Why be such gluttons for punishment, Liberals? You need to dump the entire idea of giving support to the Obama package, and sooner is much better than later when the damage will already be set in concrete and done.

Iraqi Occupation, Abomination! Iraqi Occupation, Obama Nation?

APUAN HOSTS JOBS AND THE ECONOMY TOWN HALL sez the El Paso County Democratic Party website here in Colorado Springs! Dennis Apuan is a very nice former head honcho of the local Peacecrat grouplet called the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Special Guest Speaker Terrance Carroll to Join and he is a very nice man too, who has so very little power despite being Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives. WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2009 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM WHERE: Ruth Holley Public Library 685 North Murray Blvd. Colorado Springs, 80915 Both these Democrats are very nice folk, and I believe that Dennis Kucinich is, too. However.....? Aren't they also now shills for Obama? Aren't they also loyal members of a War Party? Aren't they both essentially silent on the major issues of the day? In fact, don't they both pretend that the Democratic Party is something much better than it really is? That's their job as Democratic Party decorations. According to Dennis Apuan and the local chapter of the DP, As Democrats We Believe: Defending all of the human rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. A clear separation of Church and State. Swift and appropriate punishment for criminal behavior. Freedom from undue government interference in our private lives and personal decisions. Fiscal responsibility in government. Equal opportunity for all citizens. A quality education that gives all individuals the opportunity to reach their potential. A quality environment in which to raise our children. The value of diversity within the community. Rewarding honest, hard work with a living wage and fair taxation. Community support for strong families. Security in our homes, our communities and our nation. A nation that will serve as a model of economic and social justice to the rest of the world Really now? Is that anything like the national program of the Democratic Party or is it in fact the polar opposite of the positions that Barack Obama and his herd of Slick Willie retreads takes? A message for this meeting would best be... Iraqi Occupation, Abomination! Iraqi Occupation, Obama Nation! Neither one of the keynote speakers seems to even remember anything about Iraq? Why is that? The Democratic Party is still keeping Iraq an occupied nation and by doing that, gives the lie that the national Democrats actually believe in all those nice things the local folk say they believe in. Afghanistan Occupation, Abomination! Afghanistan Occupation, Obama Nation? Get the message, Dennis? Your political party stands for bad times every much so as the Republicans do. (There is Dennis Third from the Right in the picture... Black banner behind him) Stop Obama's Wars!

Colorado Springs military shoots down local Peace activist to gain Democratic Party Chair position

Jason DeGroot is a defense contractor and former Air Force staff sergeant who defeated his opponent, Colorado Springs antiwar activist Rita Ague by a hand vote to win the El Paso County Democratic Party Chair position. The Gagzette incorrectly (as usual for them) get's it ass backward and reports... 'The theme of change swept Democrats into the White House in November, and now the local party is following suit.' See County Democrats get a new chairman FYI for those who are out of region, Colorado Springs is totally run by the military industrial complex. No CHANGE here. We still have the war criminals running the area.

Barack Obama hugs the Republican Right instead of trying to erase it

Most rank and file Democratic Party voters loathe the Republican Right Wing of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'really? and want to destroy the dominance of this ideology within American politics over the last 3 decades. When they hear the word CHANGE, that's what they want it to mean. But what does it mean when Barack Obama verbally hugs people like Pastor Warren, John McCain, and brings into his own Administration the most tepid political types possible? It means that Barack Obama is not one with this desire of the rank and file Democrat voter to destroy the Political Right's influence in American politics for good. The Democratic Party makes public policy in alliance with the US Political Republican Right, and that is what they will continue to do since that is what their corporate funders and backers want them to do. The Democratic Party voters do not control the Democratic Party politicians, but rather the Democratic Party politicians control the DP voters. And both are controlled by the Democratic Party funders. That is just how politics works, so get out of the bad habit of being one of those Democratic Party voters. And most of all, do something other than just only voting. Without your activities outside of the electoral con games being played, no elimination of the Republican Right will ever occur in this country. You do want them gone for good, don't you?

Dems: Stop backing Israeli death squads

REMINDER: Colorado Springs PENROSE LIBRARY, 11am Saturday JAN 10 Come speak to Governor Ritter and newly appointed Senator Bennet. Bring whatever message you want. Maybe you'd like to ask the Governor why he appointed a PRO LIFE school administrator to the state's highest legislative office? Or keep the pressure on about Israel's ongoing atrocity in Gaza. In addition to GENOCIDE IS NOT SELF-DEFENSE, and ISRAEL OUT OF PALESTINE, we have: and:

UNDO THE COUP begins at home

COLORADO SPRINGS- Rita wants to remind local Democrats about which way to push Barack Obama, come January 20 after the inauguration, and before then, at the local Democratic Party precinct meetings. Whether we have expectations of Obama or not, if he doesn't know what we want, how's he supposed to deliver? Here's the full text of her latest communique: CHANGE AND MORE CHANGE by Rita Walpole Ague With the Obama inauguration about to happen, may we all come to rest and live in peace and justice and true democracy. Recent comments made by Obama coordinator Bob Nemanich re. the anti-democratic stance certain of his old friends, do not surprise me in the least. Failures of our democracy to function as a democracy are not new, and have been around for awhile - some say since 1947. I recall when the FBI was doing warrantless wiretapping of the Kennedys and MLK, plus countless of their supporters and followers. Such blatant anti-democracy tactics have now reached new levels of power lust and greed under the oh so fascist, manipulative Neocons. Consider Neocon "spook" surveillance and infiltration into so many organizations and efforts, certainly including numerous peace, and justice, and political and governmental organizations and operations The first such governmental operation that comes to my mind is the democratic and fundamental act of voting and having that vote count. No big secret - vote fraud's gone broad based and high tech. Here's reality, as painful as it may be to face - we've lost democracy. And the "change" our almost president Obama has promised to render must first and foremost address this loss of democracy, and all the constitutional violations that go and have gone unchallenged and all too often hide and have been hidden under the guise of "security against terrorism." In the words of the head of Grandmothers for Peace International, we must become our own media, a job Bob Nemanich did so well following the Democratic assembly when he, acting in his co-ordinator position with the Obama campaign, sent out an email far and wide with a request for info. on the intimidation and disenfranchisement that occurred at the Democratic county assembly in February, 2007. Bob wanted identified who it was who had stood at the door and turned away countless elected delegates and alternates, many of whom had dangerously been kept standing outside in the bitter cold for hours. How tragic it is that question even had to be asked by Bob and the party vice chair Jay Ferguson, since the Democratic party chair, John Morris, was most certainly aware who this person at the door was - former NSA operative and then current chair of the local A.C.L.U., and now chair of the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, William Durland. Certainly Morris knew who Durland

Is Roland Burris a GOP Senate ringer?

Is there more to senator-aspirant Roland Burris being turned away in DC, than political theater? Illinois governor Blagojevich was caught asking for payola to decide the appointment. Did he get the money? Without asking, the DC Dems are acting like the unassuming Mr. Burris is the pay-to-play golden ticket holder. I suspect the undistinguishing features which allay our suspicions about the septuagenarian may be the very traits which interest his sponsors.   In boxing, it's called a ringer. While some Democrats are content to ask the would-be junior senator if he'd consent to be a modest placeholder until the 2010 election, I think that's exactly what he's intended to be, but not for the Dems. Burris is a placeholder for the GOP. The uncharismatic Burris, regular-loser of elections, is meant to remove any incumbent advantage the Democrats would hope to cultivate in the next two years. Burris would waste that opportunity, then face a Republican challenger in the next election and lose. Who did you think was offering big bucks for the senate seat? Was someone going to pay multi-millions to put Jesse Jackson in Washington? If the Dems had dibs on the party affiliation of Barack Obama's old office anyway, why was Blagojevich expecting that an ally would pay millions to install one particular Democrat over another? Who would have been offering the millions, except bidders dismayed at Blagojevich's nonpartisan disloyalty. Maybe the Democratic Party's insufficient coffers, and the projected Republican gained foothold, is what drew colleagues to unleash investigators to nail the turncoat sumbitch politician. Though no one's asking such questions, Burris cuts short the proforma inquiries, about his links to the governor's alleged graft, with mock surprise that his personal record might invite suspicion. Except, what is Burris's public record but a trail of failed elections? He has no accomplishments other than the elections in which he played straw man or spoiler and he lost every one. Perhaps he has always been an innocent pawn. It would seem pretty damn racist to suggest the diminutive black man has never been accomplice to the scheme, even now. No one dares be seen critical of Burris, who would be the only African American in the Senate. And the media is not about to spoil the GOP fix. Burris is in, and apparently it's all legal. And inevitable. The best legal opinions the media want to parade before us explain that because the governor is still in office, his appointment of Burris is legitimate. Even though the crime is the very act which installed Burris. Does that make sense to you? A bank robber gets to keep the bank's money until he's faced a jury of his peers? A court order could secure the monies for the bank, lest the accused gamble it all in Vegas, or score big, and return with a better legal team. An injunction could prevent Blagojevich and partners from enjoying the fruits of their crime, until the mess is untangled. But the corporate media and the GOP have put the

Gaza and Afghanistan- it’s election time so it’s time to spill The Barbarians’ blood!

The Israeli Zionist Jewish State waited 24 hours after Jesus's birthday to unleash their State Terrorism yet once again, since Jews have already unfairly been judged by many Christians in the near historical past for having murdered the 'Son of God'. So they gave the Gazan Arabs one whole day of reprieve for Jesus. Wow! Election time was coming up, and just like in the Christian US, Zionist Jewish politicians have to show that they are tough on the Barbarian Blacks of The Third World. The core of Zionism is racism, just exactly like the core of US nationalism (Christian patriotism) is racism, too. So, it's time to kill the Gooks! It's election time once again (early February in Israel)! One thousand Gazans have laready been killed or maimed in this new Israeli terrorist bombing. Much overlooked in the US is why Barack Obama was allowed by his super rich backers to take office? He simply told them that he was tough on Barbarians, too. Oops, you missed that in his campaign? The rich who made his election possible did not. Barack Obama pledged to continue the 'Global War on Barbarians' by surging in Afghanistan, imitating the Bush war effort just exactly. Luckily for Obama, he had a bunch of 'Peace'crat liberals out there to cover his ideological ass. What is it about the Christian and Jewish Right that makes them so blood thirsty? Is it their 'Holy Scriptures' that tell them that they are 'chosen peoples'? Kind of reminds one of the Aztecs, Incas, and Maya. 'God' like that just demands human sacrifices. They are on a schedule almost, and once the Jewish platoon holds their 'elections' in their racially clean 'democracy', then that'll be the Democrats green light to turn Iran into a Gaze/Iraq/Somalia. Such restraint! Makes the nut cases proud to be American, I bet. Let's just hope that all this planned war doesn't trigger off a nuclear row between India and Pakistan mean time? Real mean time. Like car bombs, these things (Gaza) can just blow up right in your face when you go to set them off.

Obamapologists task growing Sisyphean

The anticipation is building for one hell of a JANUARY 21ST wouldn't you say? While emails are flying, about invitations to this inauguration party or that, or about holding Obama's feet to whose fire on Day One, Two or Three, the President Elect continues to stack a cabinet to defy all Hope.   What is this B-Team Obama is assembling, even beyond the Cabinet? He's chosen pop- Fundamentalist minister Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation. Southern Colorado should be pleased to see its Senator, Ken Sell-Out Salazar, off to DC pastures where he can do less immediate harm, but at the Department of the Interior's expense, where he might take a run at pal and predecessor Gale Norton's ignoble high score. It was a supreme relief, this election season, to hear Salazar booed when he made appeared at Obama rallies. Can you name a single office appointment with which you've agreed? Obama's every single choice has been a gift to the Center Right, and Democrat Loyalists have run the gamut of excuses to describe their anointed one's mysterious ways. His wisdom been so opaque, I'm hopeful it's actually subterfuge. To hear his pundits spin it, Obama's reasons range from wanting experience, to a smooth transition, to keeping his rivals close. It won't be until he's in office when Americans will really know what the one will do. But we already know twice as many US troops are going to Afghanistan, and we know a resolution to the war in Iraq has likewise been pushed off into the future. What were everybody's reasons for hoisting Barack Obama aloft as their deliverance from Bush? Obamapologists will no doubt spend the entire of Mr. Change's first term reminding us that the tortoise ultimately won over the hare. When do you imagine that analogy will finally lose steam? I'm guessing lack of health insurance will compel most of us to cheer a speedier finish. I'm looking forward to the judgment of George Bush and Dick Cheney for their crimes against humanity. I anticipate that some Democrat apologists will even preach forgiveness, undoubtedly in the name of leaving Obama unencumbered to address bigger challenges. And turd-speak like that will be fine with me. I don't even care if he pardons Bush Co in a grand ceremony festooned with glittery Medals of Freedom and Yankee Doodle Macaroni. I don't even care if Bush pardons himself, and all of Fox News, indeed the whole Beltway, for their crimes of treason, theft, profiteering, usury, and illegal war. And Obama signs it and washes everybody's clawed feet. (Psst, no need to alert Bush, but War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity are the jurisdiction of The Hague. They're neither self-pardonable, nor outside of the reach of the International Criminal Court. In fact, it doesn't matter if the US is a signatory or not. There are no exemptions, and no statutes of limitation.) The question of course then arises, would Barack Obama block efforts by the ICC to bring the Bush Cabal to trial? What sob story

Common Dreams? Or is it censorship in common with the corporate media?

The biggest liberal website out there online, Common Dreams, informs us with its headline today that 'OBAMA'S PROGRESSIVES: HOLDING, PUSHING, TUGGING'. Common Dreams has become a major resource for the US Left and liberal community in the last couple of years through its posting of many important commentaries by Leftists and liberals plus its convenient links that many of us use quite often. Unfortunately there is a big weakness of the site, and that is their censorship of commentaries, writers, and readers who are not completely 100% on board with their 'support the lesser of two evils', pro-Democratic Party point of view. As a result, when I go to read their headline, I today get the message that THE WEBSITE DECLINED TO SHOW THIS WEBPAGE (to me) HTTP 403 FORBIDDEN. What is Common Dreams scared of from me? The exact post I made to one of their commentaries that got me blacklisted from their site was made on election night and was linked the following day to a commentary at Common Dreams, from the one I made here on Not My Tribe titled Sadly, Barack Obama will probably get us OUT of Iraq by getting us INTO Iran. Many people who read Common Dreams material link to other commentaries that back up their opinions and beliefs, and I merely did the same. But this belief that Obama's election will lead to yet more war ran counter to their cheeleading for the Democratic Party, and earned me their shunning. And you know what? I still think it is most probable that attacking Iran is a most possible final result, post national arrival of Obama into the White House. How will the Common Dreams' censor feel if this actually happens? Will he/ she remember the decision to put me permanentl offline from their site, for simply making this observation? Probably not. I certainly do not feel all alone at all in being treated so shabbily by the Common Dreams Democratic Party cheerleading censor on their site. The site shuns many others, too, including the Libertarian site ANTIWAR.COM that it has never chosen to link to and acts as if the site does not exist. ANTIWAR.COM, you see, is a major resource for those who oppose what they call one of the War Parties, the Democrats? Can't do that per play book of Common Dreams censorship. Not at all if you want publication there. Also of note, is that Common Dreams likes anarchists somewhat, linking to the giant academician anarchist site, Znet, but has no links to overt Marxist links. Major antiwar activists (and presidential candidates) like Gloria La Riva will never see any comment of theirs allowed the Common Dreams site. CENSORED by the CD group-ling of 'OBAMA'S PROGRESSIVES:HOLDING, PUSHING, TUGGING'.

When imperialists talk to sheep of ‘Self Determination’

"Nor does it change the right to self- determination fundamental to our relationship with all of our Overseas Territories" -Gillian Merron, British Foreign Minister, on behalf of British Labor Party Prime Minister. Govt agrees new constitution for Falklands Baah, baah, baah.... You see, there are close to 600,000 sheep on these some 778 islands off the coast of Argentina called Las Malvinas. And less than 3,000 people there, most of them connected to the British military in some way or another (like with the sheepherders' importation there to help justify British colonial occupation of these foreign islands). Sweet Gillian blathers on about 'self determination' which has become code word these days, for colonialist imperialist control over other peoples affairs. And she does it out of the same breath while talking about 'Overseas Territory'... CUTE! You have to admire such clever abilities at double talk like this! Now that Barack Obama is in in the US White House look for the US government to probably be borrowing more of this rather pathetic vocabulary from the degenerative British Labor Poli-class, that Prime Minster Gordon Brown and his team use. 'Humanitarian' imperialism is back in style once again! Oh, Whoopee!!! (Do sheep eat carrots like donkeys, I wonder?) (PS ...couldn't find a sheep picture from the land where sheep outnumber people 20,000 to 1, and not just 3-1 like the words say on the pic.... Sorry. But sheep are sheep in whatever numbers. Baaa.....)

The Myth of The Man Barack Jesus Obama

'Instead we hold our breath in awe of a capable man who will surprise us with his resourcefulness.' No we don't, Eric.   In this statement that you made, you are trying to reaffirm here what I would call 'The Myth of The Man', a myth that is almost Christian religious in its origins and outlook. Barack Obama and Jesus Christ are two myths of omnipotent men that simply beg out for challenge to the myth, not affirmation of them. In the reincarnated, Barack Obama version of The Myth of The Man, Obama is expected to act God-like just like Jesus,'Son of God', was once expected to perform miracles. These miracles include rising from the dead, curing the dead, walking on water, and stopping The Empire's Wars against the actual interests of The Corporate Empire that just put him into its highest office! We are told, as Eric postulates in his comment, to be expecting surprises from this 'resourceful' SuperMan, who is godlike in his perfection, expected to rise up from his death-like corporate government bureaucratic surroundings, and expected to perform miracles for the common folk who he has come to rescue from the sins of Power! The current Myth of The Man depends on all of us to express FAITH, just like over at New Life Church much the same also is asked of Followers. We are asked to suspend judgement by Church Ladies, too. And our very own Reverend MC Thomas is out there shouting that Satan has now been cast out from The Temple of Power! That Fascist Satan is gone he screams! Burn his dead body! What does all this FAITH, HOPE, sense of Being God's Messengers in HISTORIC moments imply about the consistency of the on focus message of 'Not My Tribe'? That there is Myth of Middle Ground'? All this Hoopla for Jesus... no I meant Barack..... shown here, demonstrates religion to me. Political Religiosity, but religious fervor none the less. Hold the snakes in hand and pray for Obama? OUCH!!!!! You are going to get bit!

In the best of election outcomes…

I've been fantasizing for decreasingly brief moments of late, about the outcome of this election. There's still time to make a wish. Join me! It's one thing to win the lotto, and another to have everyone win. Let's assume a Democratic landslide. It's not improbable. In the wake of the Bush deluge, the economic and moral collapse of a once diffident cultural hegemony, in light of the investment bank highway robbery and the American legacy plunged into permanent war, couldn't it be imagined that Americans might have wised up about Republicans? What are these Republicans after all but thieves? How can conservatism be taken to represent anything anymore but ignorant apologists for entrenched corruption? I think it's a lovely thought to imagine P.T. Barnum's adage proving trump, that all Americans can't stay fooled all the time. And so, what then? How to dispose of Republican stragglers intent on making a last stand with their authority? We ride them out of town on a rail. Send them to Iraq with personal instructions to stand in for the boys coming home. Make them rebuild Iraq with their bare hands. Make them do, as we forced the Germans to do as we liberated Europe, to help clean the mass graves of the concentration camps. Grind their noses into their immoral mess. Hope they contract a conscience and die of it. That's for starters. The smug pencil pushers, GOP operatives who paid the lip service to tolerating torture, condoned what the other imbeciles about them didn't realize was legislated against already in common law. My sympathies will run insufficient you dopey fiends. Mine is a bloody fantasy. Blind complicity to mass murder, mass ignorance, mass apathy, amoral immorality, the norm slacker. No more. It's time for righteous indignation to stomp on the banal serial injustice minions. We don't want them crowding our pursuit of happiness, constraining us with conservative red tape which is just administrativ-ese for chicken-shit cheese place-holding. Republicans deserve foreshortened lives. Not the noose for most, of course, but a doctor's prognosis that, by measure of how much life they've sucked out of other people, how much spirit they have wasted, how much suffering they have caused, how many rights they've denied, how much they've taken from others, that much should be debited from what they have been banking as their due for their patriotic allegiance. An eye for an eye. A tooth for a denture denied to an uninsured American. That simple. We used to damn just the Neocons, but they rode on the shoulders of the Republicans, among others. Isn't it the hour of reckoning for the Red Blue Meanies? Fantasy Option Two: Speaking of Blue Meanies, What if the Republicans win next Tuesday? What then? Cancel the champagne, hold the tar and feathers. If the Republicans and their anti-democry programs escape the tether of the public's grasp, it's curtains most certainly for the land of liberty. But as we fall into post-industrial decay, I wish this fate for the Dems. Every last ordinary registered Democrat must repudiate

Barack and John, good buddie militarism attacks Syria and Pakistan united in killing frenzy

The second coming of Christ has struck born again Democrats in Colorado and elsewhere and paralyzed them into none action, as they hardly notice that the US government killing goes on without so much as a word from their Black Jesus. The US has created 300,000 refugees in one province of Pakistan alone, continues to bomb that country's civilians almost daily, and now is sending US assassination squads into Syrian towns in preparation for what? You might want to ask Joseph Biden on that one? Where are the Democrats? Where are the so-called American peace groups? Where is America's conscience and consciousness? Obama wants more troops to Afghanistan, and Biden wants to start a war with Sudan's government. And nobody talks about the 3,000,000 PLUS refugees made in Somalia by the US-Ethiopian tag team! Nobody talks about the US-UN tag team in absolutely hurricane devastated, US occupied Haiti! American liberals just have no shame, now do they? All they want to do is spit on Sarah Palin. They have John McCain under microscope but seem blind to their own Messiah? What do liberals really think they will get with Barack Obama and Joseph Biden? Don't they take these guys for their word? The Democrats want better run wars, not less war. Duh... Don't liberal Democrats ever get the most simple truths? Don't tell me.... I already know the answer to that question. What a hopeless gang of dumb little donkeys they are. What are these dopes going to do when they get what they want, which is the pro-war Barack Obama in office, increasing US troops fighting yet more wars in Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, and Afghanistan? They won't have Bush around to blame everything on anymore, but so what? Dumb, stubborn donkeys is what the Democratic Party voting block really are. (Sorry, Donkeys. You deserve better than to be associated so with the likes of this crowd!) Yes, Bush won't be around any more, and the Democrats will only have themselves to point the finger at. In pictures: Grief and anger in Syria Syrian witness reacts to US war crime

Jonah and the Obama Chinese food story

(Editor's note: Jonah posted this account yesterday on Alfrankenweb, which reached the Rec List on Daily Kos. Now I'm fielding emails and calls inquiring whether Jonah is real. Here are the Alfrankenweb posts, until Jonah can give us an update.) OK, so this is the story as I finally got straight. I was out scrounging scrap metal today, to get enough food money to last us through the weekend. I came home and Miss Johnnie, my landlady, was crying and showing me a table full of food. I thought one of our friends or my relatives had come over and bought for us. But it was bought, according to the lady who owns the restaurant, by Barack Obama over the phone. After the Obama Campaign Workers came to the door, and were listening to Miss Johnnie describe why she, a registered republican, was voting for Obama. She showed a picture of her daughter Michelle the Marine who had been deployed to Iraq twice, and is still pending discharge because of the Stop Loss. All her kids in fact. And her late husband, who had died of Agent Orange from his service in VietNam. About that time the campaign workers started making phone calls and she got to talk to Obama. She was in tears while telling me all this so I got the story wrong at first. She talked about the War, about the health care bill that got turned down because it was "too expensive" but the Rich Thieves got to take 16 times as much just because they had broken the economy with their wild schemes. About the VA messing around with the repayment of the medical expenses she had borne by herself over the 12 years since her husband died, over nitpicky paperwork errors on Their Part. About me being out against doctor's orders scrounging scrap metal just to make it through til monday. One of the volunteers was a Marine and a Nam Vet, so much for the notion that Veterans are all voting for McCain, (despite his continued votes to screw the veterans the same way the VA is messing up Miss Johnnie's paperwork and payments) Miss Johnnie, understandably, doesn't talk without a great deal of emotion on those subjects. So after the Volunteers left, about 20 minutes later a very large order of Chinese food charged to Obama came to the door. The Delivery man is a recent immigrant and doesn't speak English, so he called his boss, who confirmed it but said it was supposed to be a surprise. Enough food to last until Monday. I came in with this really pitiful half gallon of milk and about a meal worth of food and some cat food.. and she was crying and showing me all the food. And said that Obama had bought it for us. I didn't get the story quite right the first time, so I thought he had been there in person. Not quite, but you know how in the Churches people say "I'll be there in spirit"? He was there in a way that really counts. McCain has a fake falsified made-up "Joe

Senators give Paulson keys to treasury

The Senate has signed Paulson's blank check for the Wall Street ransom payment. Band of Thieves, Murder of Crows, Goddamn Jerk of Senators!   Overheard on the radio about Obama/McCain: "It's amazing such similar solutions for the economic crisis can be coming from such vastly different candidates." Not so amazing if you consider you've only assumed the red and blue are opposites. Both candidates colluding with the Banking oligarchs could be a tipoff that both parties represent the same interests. Time to wonder how the American people's interest might have been represented by an alternative third [sic] party? How well are you reconciling Barack Obama's theme of "change" as he stumped for the Wall Street money grab. Obama likened the crisis to your neighbor's house being on fire. Besides the implication that no one would want to be uncharitable, you might also deign to pitch in for the selfish motive of keeping your neighbor's fire from spreading to your house. That was Obama's clever pitch, but is that what the failing investments represent? The bankers' homes? Hardly. I can't even think of an analogy to represent what the jeopardized assets represent to the hierarchy of needs of the super wealthy. Assuming they are your neighbors. Would it be their twelfth snow-machine that's on fire? Their son's floozy's uncle's twelfth snowmobile on fire and threatening your house. You need to what, pay him to buy another so that the burning one can be safely drenched without pissing him off, since the thrill he gets from that snowmobile is to keep it ablaze for the thrill of endangering you and your family. Try that one on us Obama. UPDATE FROM MICHAEL MOORE: Tonight, the Senate passed an even worse "bailout" bill than the one the House defeated on Monday night. Only 25 Senators (and most of them for the wrong reasons) voted "No." It now moves to the House for a vote, possibly on Friday. Why did Obama and Biden vote for it? I think we all know the answer. Let's keep our eye on the ball of removing the Republicans from the White House, but let tonight be our first reminder that our work is not finished on November 4th when Obama wins. The struggle between what is best for the people and what is best in order to line the pockets of Wall Street will continue. 150 million Americans combined can't even match the wealth of the richest 400 Americans. All we have is our vote. And there will always be more of us than them. We will all need to become more politically active if we are going to get our democracy back.

Not Sons of Bitches, Dems are bitches

When the Democrats were the minority they seemed so weak. Now in the Majority they're positively wimps. Pundits tell us it's a lack of leadership. Why would the corporate media overlook who's at the whip? It would seem clear that the corporations writing the legislation, funding the campaigns, and paying for the free lunch, are driving the agenda. The GOP is paid to play the white hats, and when a bill is unpopular, the Dems are pushed forward to play the creeps. On the proposed bailout ripoff, the Dems were not the sons of bitches, they're just the bitches. I heard a Dem scare-mongeree explain that in spite of loathing the idea of a solution which benefited the wrong people, the bailout was our only option. "All economists agree we have to do this" he said, ignoring quite a few who have urged the opposite. The interviewer interrupted to announce, this just in, the vote had failed and as a result the DOW had plunged by 700 points. She wanted his response: "Oh. My. God." As Bush and his GOP team stand in the shadows, the Democrats are thrust forward to "lead" the support for this criminal legislation. Whether the bill won or lost, either way the Democrats would come out looking like shits. I'm reminded about how an invading army flushes out defenders still hiding. Send your captives into the buildings to spring the booby-traps. Make them open the doors to draw the fire. Among thugs in prison the dirty work is done by the bitches. Except for Democracy Now, the media won't report the authentic Democratic efforts to lead. Here's Dennis Kucinich on the floor of Congress speaking against the bailout and asking: why, why why: “The $700 billion bailout for Wall Street, is driven by fear not fact. This is too much money in too a short a time going to too few people while too many questions remain unanswered. Why aren't we having hearings on the plan we have just received? Why aren't we questioning the underlying premise of the need for a bailout with taxpayers' money? Why have we not considered any alternatives other than to give $700 billion to Wall Street? Why aren't we asking Wall Street to clean up its own mess? Why aren't we passing new laws to stop the speculation, which triggered this? Why aren't we putting up new regulatory structures to protect investors? How do we even value the $700 billion in toxic assets? "Why aren't we helping homeowners directly with their debt burden? Why aren't we helping American families faced with bankruptcy. Why aren't we reducing debt for Main Street instead of Wall Street? Isn't it time for fundamental change in our debt based monetary system, so we can free ourselves from the manipulation of the Federal Reserve and the banks? Is this the United States Congress or the board of directors of Goldman Sachs? Wall Street is a

Seven hundred times N,OOO,OOO,OOO!

Is the strategy to pay this ransom, then have the robbers intercepted as they make their escape? What other excuse will Democrats Pelosi and Reid offer for coming home with a bag full of 140,000,000,000 wooden nickels? That money's gone if we don't STOP THEM! STOP THEM NOW! We hear pundits say the bailout sum is beyond comprehension. Nonsense. It's our prosperity, our health, the pursuit of happiness we offer our children and take for granted. Gone. Unless there is still time to shout down the miscreants in Washington. As we see the politicians of every stripe complicit in this heist, and insufficient outcry in the streets, isn't it hard not to conclude Americans are getting what they deserve? If you have any gut feeling that you DO NOT WANT TO STAND IDLY BY, listen to Michael Moore: (although the DC email/phone connection appears to have been pulled.) Friends, Let me cut to the chase. The biggest robbery in the history of this country is taking place as you read this. Though no guns are being used, 300 million hostages are being taken. Make no mistake about it: After stealing a half trillion dollars to line the pockets of their war-profiteering backers for the past five years, after lining the pockets of their fellow oilmen to the tune of over a hundred billion dollars in just the last two years, Bush and his cronies -- who must soon vacate the White House -- are looting the U.S. Treasury of every dollar they can grab. They are swiping as much of the silverware as they can on their way out the door. No matter what they say, no matter how many scare words they use, they are up to their old tricks of creating fear and confusion in order to make and keep themselves and the upper one percent filthy rich. Just read the first four paragraphs of the lead story in last Monday's New York Times and you can see what the real deal is: "Even as policy makers worked on details of a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, Wall Street began looking for ways to profit from it. "Financial firms were lobbying to have all manner of troubled investments covered, not just those related to mortgages. "At the same time, investment firms were jockeying to oversee all the assets that Treasury plans to take off the books of financial institutions, a role that could earn them hundreds of millions of dollars a year in fees. "Nobody wants to be left out of Treasury's proposal to buy up bad assets of financial institutions." Unbelievable. Wall Street and its backers created this mess and now they are going to clean up like bandits. Even Rudy Giuliani is lobbying for his firm to be hired (and paid) to "consult" in the bailout. The problem is, nobody truly knows what this "collapse" is all about. Even Treasury Secretary Paulson admitted he doesn't know the

Sarah Palin Church Lady for President!

I may be too impressionable, but I've warmed up to Sarah Palin. For President! The American two-party delusion needs a coup-de-grace, and doesn't Palin have just authenticity enough to pull the trigger? Assail this logic if you can. The Democratic Party is already out of the picture. Since reclaiming Congress in 2006 the Dems have shown Americans what they can do. Nothing. Name the issue, whatever their constituents want, the Democrats won't deliver it. They can't even commandeer a lead in the polls against the most despised political machine in recent memory. They've got a charismatic candidate who can run pirouettes around his opponent, a corrupt, desperate, lying geriatric. But the Dems can't sway the corporate media from allegiance to the GOP. How many rotten eggs do you need hatched? The Democrats are already rolling over for 2008 election irregularities. They will give in to Wall Street's trillion-plus dollar extortion. And they won't end the war, or stop torture, or defend the Constitution, or impeach genocidal bastards, regardless the public's outrage. The Democratic Party is a dead lost cause. Dead. The Republican Party is still kicking -the shit out of us- and they've no doubt got plenty left in them. We learned in just the space of a week that the GOP financiers must get their money or they'll break the economy's kneecaps. What kind of odds do you want the goons won't be back for more? We used to imagine that asset-stripping capitalists knew enough not to kill the golden goose, but maybe we underestimate the standard of living (ours) left to strangle from her. Republican journeymen such as McCain, Lieberman, Graham, and cronies Paulson et Cheney, won't stop at extracting your gold fillings. But novitiate Sarah Palin just may have a less developed depth of greed. I've made this mistake before, when I imagined George W. Bush too simple to know that absolute power was his to corrupt. But don't you have the sense Sarah Palin is the real deal? There's no Prescott Bush in her bloodline. Palin will loot only as much as she can stash in a Winnebago. Then she'll apply herself to her spiritual calling. She's no Tammy Faye. To my mind, Palin's religiosity is sufficiently extreme to appear genuine. There may of course remain Halliburton machinations behind Palin's flirty church lady. But the oligarchs' growing mendacity, combined with Sarah Palin's small-minded zealotry, could bring Fascist America beyond the pale. I think the GOP legacy could finally close the book on our nation's Democracy fable. If we survive it, the Republicans will be gone for good. I'm with Jacques' election 2008 slogan: GOP IN 2008, GONE FOREVER IN 2012, WORTH THE RISK.

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