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Smokey Bear wants to prevent fires, does he belong to your resistance?

So there's a t-shirt being pitched by the alt-mod-left, who want to coopt the anti-Trump rallying cry RESIST. It's Smokey Bear with his head down and fist raised, invoking the Black Panther salute made iconic at the 1968 olympics. Except his fist is on FIRE, and it's Smokey. WTF. Is he resisting putting it out? Smokey Bear's singular catch-phrase is about YOU, PREVENTING FIRES. As usual, he's holding a shovel, a reminder that fighting forest fires is essentially ditch-digging. So what is Smokey resisting? The urge to douse the fire burning up his hand? The image reminds me of the innanity of moderate democrats. Both "Smokey" and "Bear" have long become euphemisms for cops. This Smokey wants to embed with your resistance crew. Knock him out with a shovel.

Occupy Your Liberal Tendencies

"OCCUPY YOUR LIBERAL TENDENCIES". Yeah, it doesn't mean what you think it means. Dems love the slogan because they read it as "embrace liberalism". Iliterate radicals fall for the same misconception. Occupy activists know the concept means to DISRUPT or BLOCK you liberal inclination. This slogan separates those who understood the Occupy Wall Street encampment from hipsters who always look for excuses not to participate when a movement is catching on. To "occupy" a space meant more than inhabiting it, or conquering it. Occupy Wall Street introduced a new definition which meant to inhibit the satus quo's regular function. Interrupt it. We still see "occupy" conjugated as an attachment: "Occupy Homes" or Occupy Sandy Relief, for example. Hopefully the reborn "Occupy Democrats" means to be a thorn in electoral politics, not just a herding mechanism. About the megaphone, I decided to retire it. Confiscated and returned multiple times, it still bore a zip-tie from its last PD property tag, but it only barely survived the last arrest. I considered keeping this bullhorn, or "blowhorn" as Caryn called it- as a momento, but it was more valuable as a trade-in. What good are warrantees when we usually lose bullhorns to the police before they have a chance break? Maybe we're using them wrong. No doubt we're using them short of their full potential.

Wall Street is why we can’t have nice things. Your gullible good nature is why America can’t change that.

Cops are people too, voting matters, use honey not vinegar, the only way is nonviolence, yada yada. Try this against your old liberals' tales: If one million indignados foreswore property destruction, a policeman with a sharp pencil could subjugate them all, the state could spend more on amassing capital, and the press wouldn't have to report a thing, etc. Occupy is a revolutionary movement rallying support for the understanding that we must burn down this castle of inequity and injustice. Those urging demonstrators to lower the pitchforks are the primary defensive line of the system. Armored police are nothing compared to the duped stooges who circulate among us enforcing conformity and dissent within-limits. Occupy Wall Street targeted Wall Street because it pulls the strings in DC. We can continue to protest corporations and the military but our biggest adversaries are our own defeatist tendencies. They are neither accidental nor transcendent, they are malignant.

“In the footsteps of Martin Luther King”, as if he’d lead a meaningless ask-for-nothing commemoration

Another million pawn march, to nowhere, commemorating the corporate brand of "MLK" sterilized of instructional efficacy, sanitized of King's ultimate demands: jobs, economic justice, peace. This weekend's 50th anniversary of the dream speech was the usual reminder that professional organizers abound who will gladly wear out would-be activists until they have no energy for real demonstrations. Of course there's "work that remains to achieve King's Dream", who knows that better than the assholes waylaying it, then every year genuflecting before their sainted fictional MLK.

Mother Jones was not a Democrat!

Mother Jones Magazine sent me an email the other morning, subject: "BREAKING", first line: "URGENT" so I opened it wondering if it was possibly about more than asking for money, how silly of me. Apparently, Stephen Colbert's sister stands a chance to beat Republican Sanford in a senate race somewhere, as if that mattered to Mother Jones! Has a Democrat yet delivered anything to cheer about? Like President Obama, they are worse than Republicans because we pretend they are kinder gentler rapists and they're not even that, they're doublespeaking rapists whispering sweet nothings, this latest has the last name "Busch."

Democrats prepared to beat up on the elderly with their buddies, the Republicans

~~~ We could see this a long time coming... Obama 'offering to cut US pensions' for deficit deal ...Time to kick both parties to the side and stop that 'Kiss me I'm a liberal (Democrat) bullshit. In fact, it's way past the time to have done so. Neither Democrat nor Republican come the next round of corporate ruling class (s)elections! Voting for these people is like putting a bullet to your head. This country can hardly be called a democracy at all.

2,000?

The media today did a casualty count for the war against Afghanistan and its mistreated people, and came up with the magical number 2,000 (Sorry Afghans, nobody in the US hardly cares about your deaths). We are all supposed to ponder and reflect (according to the Pentagon fed corporate US media) about the supposed sacrifices that Americans have made to supposedly benefit the people of Afghanistan. Doesn't it just make you sick, Democrats, to know how 'your' political party, for which you vote constantly, views this war as being a good war? No, I guess it doesn't. First off, the US itself started the war against Afghanistan way back in 1979 when Jimmy the Peanut Bible thumping man was president, and when he decided to use Muslim Right Wing terrorists to battle the Soviet-backed government in that country. Remember, Democrats? Osama and his many friends of that ilk battled the Soviet Union and its Afghan puppet government for ten long years, leading to 14,000 Soviet dead and way over a million easily of Afghan casualties.... who knows the actual number? All this was because the US and its military pumped in billions upon billions of dollars to help keep the killing going nonstop. Then, with the fall of the Soviet Union there was a brief period when the Right Wing Muslim allies of the US took over and tried to recuperate the country from its misery some. Then came 9/11 and the subsequent reentry of the US into the Afghan killing fields of its own USA-made making with the invasion and occupation, where the US led troops slaughtered and tortured their prison held, Afghan soldier POWs taken, ...thousands to the lot. Did any Americans bat an eye? NO. They simply did not. They didn't care. And now of course the count began on march to the magic 2,000 figure (Afghan hundreds of thousands simply are not counted, because the 'civilized community' considers these people to be beasts and not even human). The accounting done in Afghanistan provides us a mirror to see our own sorry American selves, Democrats. You supported the Pentagon because you are a bunch of flag waving numbskulls, just about as out of it as are the Republicans. The Afghans paid the price and remain enslaved by the US government. You don't even tally the figure of who your government kills as you pull the DP lever in the voting booths.... be it Republican or Democrat who sits in presidential office////

Obama pushes to return White House to the Republican Party by coming out for Gay Marriage to unite Republicans

At a time when the Republican Party was infighting at every level, Barack Obama and Joe Biden with the 2 Clintons found a unique way to unite the Republican Party behind a weak and universally disliked Mitt Romney. They decided to make the dividing line between the two corporate parties Gay Marriage! Will it work? Will the Democrats once again be successful at returning themselves into the position of being the pretend oppositional party, where they can safely keep the Democratic Party's 'liberal' community thinking of themselves as some sort of dissidents instead of the milquetoast pro corporate class 1%-ers they really are? It is hard for the Democratic Party leadership to be in the White House pretending to be fighters for change, when every bit of the party leadership is actually Big Money Big Business made. Easier to pretend to be fighting the Republicans even as they cooperate with them on every major issue. Easier to take a loser issue in the US and LOSE! Gay Marriage is that issue... Look for a resurgent Republican Party to take the White House back in November. It will be hard to do because Romney is so completely nauseating. But then again, the Democratic Party leadership is so corrupt and stupid. Or is it that they just want the Republicans back in the White House and not themselves? Impossible you say? Are you really so sure of that though? I saw the PRI, the world's longest one party dictatorship, jettison their own 'presidential' possibilities in Mexico by running an incompetent and married gay male politician, and letting the PAN beat up on that right before the selection/ election. Vicente Fox got in as a result. End of 'dictatorship' and Mexico's bad reputation as having one. The PRI did it for the betterment of the Mexican business elites and perhaps that's what motivates the US Donkey Party Establishment as well? It's not like the corporate world is going to demote the Democratic Party politicians when they lose the White House to the Republicans once again. No... never! There will always be a place for the donkey heads in the corporate world they help make up. None of them need to go and work down at the local Starbucks as barrista. Don't cry for them, America.

The Democrats propose to tax corporations even less!

In typical double speak method, the Democratic Party Obama Administration is proposing to supposedly raise corporate tax revenues by actually lowering them! The tax rate for corporations is now at 35% with numerous loopholes out of actually paying that, so Obama has come along with a proposal to lower the rate even more to 28%. Really, Obama? 'The current U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 percent is one of the highest in the world, but the abundance of loopholes and deductions enable many businesses to pay far less than that — or nothing at all. Companies in the United States pay almost half the taxes that companies in other rich countries pay, compared with the size of the economy, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.' This issue of corporations not actually paying their taxes is what makes many national capitalist economies of the world 'Third World'. And Mitt Romney actually wants to lower the corporate tax rate to just 25%, so Obama has countered by saying he will do almost the same! What's the difference in the two corporate funded parties rush to make the US more like a Third World country? I'm not so sure there is any difference. They both are in a mad race to give out taxes monies to huge corporations rather than to tax these behemoths. For full article about the Obama corporate tax proposals, see the Bloomberg report Obama to propose lowering corporate tax rate to 28 percent

Dems pass Monsanto anti real food act

The corporate US House of Lords, aka Senate, passed Big Agra's "Food Safety and Modernization Act" which aims to further impede the natural agriculture resurgence while shielding the real sources of food contamination, factory animal farms. Count BOTH Colorado Dems among the corrupt legislators who I guess pretend they don't know better. Yes, Senator Mark Udall and newly entrenched incumbent Michael Bennet. Here's the full list of DP-led Monsanto/ADM shills, courtesy of Natural News. Akaka (D-HI) Alexander (R-TN) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Bingaman (D-NM) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Brown (R-MA) Burr (R-NC) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Coons (D-DE) Dodd (D-CT) Dorgan (D-ND) Durbin (D-IL) Enzi (R-WY) Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH) Hagan (D-NC) Harkin (D-IA) Inouye (D-HI) Johanns (R-NE) Johnson (D-SD) Kerry (D-MA) Kirk (R-IL) Klobuchar (D-MN) Kohl (D-WI) Landrieu (D-LA) Lautenberg (D-NJ) LeMieux (R-FL) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Lieberman (ID-CT) Lincoln (D-AR) Lugar (R-IN) Manchin (D-WV) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murkowski (R-AK) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Nelson (D-NE) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Sanders (I-VT) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Snowe (R-ME) Specter (D-PA) Stabenow (D-MI) Tester (D-MT) Udall (D-CO) Udall (D-NM) Vitter (R-LA) Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (D-VA) Webb (D-VA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wyden (D-OR)

While the rest of the world celebrates Armistice Day…

We have Veterans Day, or, as I like to put it, "your recruiter lied to you and society used your entire childhood to condition you to accept that, so to make up for getting screwed like that we'll have a postal holiday and a parade for you". Just, you know, don't actually expect those benefits they promised you BEFORE you signed the enlistment or induction papers, and try to keep in mind as every politician with access to a microphone is praising your decision to "serve the country", that the renaming of the day as Veterans Day was a deliberate ploy to try to ease the sting of the use of United States soldiers, led by Doug McArthur, Dwight Eisenhower and Patton, to fire on an encampment, daily parade and daily petition to President Hoover to actually honor the promised benefits to Spanish War and World War 1 veterans. Instead Hoover gave their pensions to Investment Bankers, like his party and their TeaBag affiliates are promising to do AGAIN, only now they've got Social Security to give to the Investment Bankers along with them. They've also got enough RepubliFascists who ran under the false flag of Democracy selling your benefits to the Banksters under the equally false flag of "Bipartisanship". But, you're supposed, under the agenda set by these Thieving Murdering Bastards, to remember your fallen comrades... instead of remembering your LIVING Comrades, and yourselves, and your families, who are getting bent over the Proverbial Sink and preparing to be ass-raped by the Thieves once again.

I’m voting early, and I vote NO

I'll show you an absentee ballot. As the election looms, the Klieg lights intensify on the TP bogey-persons, TV talking heads harp about what a nail-biter this will be, pollsters dance with them that brought 'em, Michael Moore does his usual U-turn, to urge us to suck it up for the Dems, Medea Benjamin defends her eternal faith that activism "might" still move Obama, and ever multiple emails presume Obama's options must be preserved at all costs, usually a donation. Again I anticipate hearing from a friend who monitors local precinct printouts and calls to whip his charges to the polls. I've lost count of how many Facebook prompts I've gotten to pledge to vote -- but this time I'm going to make my ballot count. No amount of corporate-sponsored fear-based gap-closing civic-enthusiasm is going to coerce me to play this game. I will not support war, lack of health care, and class war unchallenged. The beasts unleashed by Citizens United will not buy my participation. Neither the conservative assholes, nor the liberal bullshitters can have it. They can have their tyranny, their obscene income disparity, their open war on nature and fellow-humankind. They can have their liberal pretense as the less bitter pill. It's a dose of cancer either way. I would have a preference actually, if forced to choose between a quick execution and a slow death by hard labor, but I would rather resist than be compelled to voice it. Silence is not consent, it's none of the above. What candidate have you got that's going to make a difference? In Colorado we've got nothing but corporate energy, weapons systems cowboys. Our good-cop senate incumbent is a corporate, education-privatizing, warmongering Zionist who like Obama says he's against all that. What you got? Imagine if American election monitors insisted on dipping American fingers in purple dye to prevent vote fraud. The traditional media photo representing Iraqi or Afghan elections makes it obvious it's really to provide graphic illustration of their buy-in to the election process. We judge the democracy flag-planting in Iraq and Afghanistan based on election turnouts don't we? Why shouldn't that symbolic math apply here too? Would Americans vote if their purple fingers were paraded to demonstrate their faith in American Democracy? Fuck No. Let the state media denounce it as voter apathy -- they can call it what they want, I won't be there.

Muslim Mommas never cry and other heinous lies

What got me started on this offering was a TV show on at midnight, only lasted (from my perspective, because the channel got changed quickly) for about two minutes. The show was about 9/11 survivors. One of them said “That’s the difference between America and everybody else... in America when there’s great tragedy and danger people band together and help each other out”. So that means the only people on the entire surface of the planet where people actually have Human Feelings is in America, and everybody else is incapable of actual humanity. Subhumans in other words. Nothing Racist about that? No Religious bigotry either, like when a Muslim preacher orating at a funeral says the deceased is in Paradise, that’s supposedly cold-hearted brainwashing and encouraging the other members of the congregation to do suicide bombings. When a sold-out Christian Priest, military OR civilian, says that a fallen American soldier is in Heaven, that’s of course not anything to do with glorifying the war that killed the soldier or saying that the cause was just, and righteous, and ordained by God, is it? Especially when so many of these Sold-out Priests actually DO come right out and say that their version of Jihad/Crusade really IS just, righteous, ordained by God... A “Holy” War in other words. The Anti-Islam Pro-Holy War Media break out a doll allegedly given to Palestinian kids with bombs, guns, swords and other knives, with a faction-specific headscarf identifying the doll as being Hamas. and of course, like the funerary eulogy, is “brainwashing the kids to become suicide bombers” while the U.S. version thereof, pictured here, is NOT brainwashing the kids to be Fighter Pilots, Bomber Pilots, Drone Manipulators, Marines, Soldiers and Seamen who use large numbers of heavily armed comrades and high tech weaponry to Kill People using guns, bombs, knives and torture techniques applied to handcuffed prisoners... because, of course, the High-Tech weaponry makes the notion of a Suicide Bomber unnecessary. If other people who don’t have access to a Drone that can be launched from a heavily guarded air force base and controlled by some Coward Punk Uniformed Child sitting at a desk at an air base in Nebraska, use the more “hands on” approach to delivering their ordinance, then THEY are the cowardly ones, right? Teaching uniformed children to use weapons and military techniques and tactics is of course a strictly un-American concept, because we would NEVER do that, including not teaching our kids to use the same skills they would need to manipulate Drone Robot Bombs into the living space of other Human Beings with the purpose of Killing The Other Human Beings, by remote control... No, that’s the province of Other People. When an American Child is killed violently, usually the violence either accidental or deliberate occurs in America. Since by most counts the U.S. majority is White and Christian, that means that the majority of both Victims and Victors would be Christian Whites. Unless you have the silly-ass notion that American Christian

Operation Home Front = fake patriotism

Enough already. If you "support" the troops or the war, then why don't you actually "support" them? Dig down deep and pay your God-damn taxes to fund it. Can't afford the war under the current Tax Scheme? Too GOD-DAMNED BAD. You should have protested George Bush and his Corporate Thieves when they STARTED the bitch. You should have protested THEN and you really need to protest it NOW, the tax-breaks given to the Wealthiest People On The Planet so they don't have to pay for the "troops" to go out and rob one of the poorest nations on the planet, Afghanistan, on their behalf. Those Corporate Murderers who are benefiting from the war are getting their blood money essentially for FREE because STUPID PEOPLE or LAZY PEOPLE wouldn't ever stand up to them. Some of you who have influence in the major parties, maybe people with military titles in front of your names? The kind of name-and-title combinations politicians drool over when it's election time... YEAH, YOU! Get off your Fat Uniformed Butt and make Congress aware that THEIR bribe-taking and favoritism to the Blood-sucking Corporations have NOT gone un-noticed. TeaBags, you bitch and whine about a health care plan that might stop the rapidly accelerating bleed-off of American Health Care money, or even just maybe slow it down? Get off your Racist Butts and start protesting the Pentagon giving away TEN TIMES as much to a bunch of Parasites who don't even Pay God-damn taxes! Do it NOW! Instead of waving a piece of cloth and a plastic magnetic yellow ribbon at ME. And stop putting up signs at the grocery stores begging for money to go to the families of the Troops, if you're too God-Damned stingy to pay them for the war YOU support. It's also very worthy of note that Operation Home Front and the USO and other such organizations give you a Tax Credit for your donations. That means, in plain English, that the people who practice the FAKE patriotism of "donating" to these organizations are getting THE DONATIONS RETURNED TO THEM, courtesy of other people who ACTUALLY DO PAY THEIR TAXES. Such Love! Such Caring! Such Generosity! Such Goddamn Chutzpah! Pretending to give anything, giving nothing and hitting other people with the bill for YOUR "warm fuzzy feeling". Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Ollie North, y'all taking any notice? Especially you and the rest of the Fox News Pukes. You make YOUR ENTIRE FORTUNE spreading propaganda for the wars, but you want to shirk on paying taxes... instead investing it in your War Profiteering industries like the Oil Companies. You're a bunch of nauseating lying SLUGS in dire need of a bag of salt. You feast on the blood of Soldiers and "enemy" Civilians alike, then take a tax break for making yourselves look pious and Patriotic about it. Closer to home, Michelle Malkin, Doug Lamborn, "Gunny" Bob, YEAH, YOU!

Refudiating the misunderestimation of Sarah Palin

Even my Democrat friends are tired of apologizing for their party. They can point to nothing they and Obama have accomplished that's reason enough to rally for Democrats in November, EXCEPT the specter of Sarah Palin. Ya think? --because I don't. There may be American voters who prefer to elect a president they can drink a beer with, but in the feminine that's going to be a Budweiser Girl. My apologies to feminists, but Bush's dumbfuck shtick from the mouth of a woman comes across as a shrew. Palin's invention of "refudiate" is no funnier than a common Bushism. It's a sign her writers think they can crib the Bush playbook, but this time for a bogeyman, I think they misunderestimate the American public.

America Wins! Tea Party LOSES!

One of their congressional whiners, from Michigan: "The American people know you can't reduce health care costs by spending $1 trillion or raising taxes by more than one-half trillion dollars. The American people know that you cannot cut Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars without hurting seniors," said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. (as though the lying hypocrite ever gave two shits about seniors or the deficit) "And, the American people know that you can't create an entirely new government entitlement program without exploding spending and the deficit." (unlike the current over ten trillion deficit with more to come from an "entitlement program" for the Oil and Coal corporations and the War Industry billioniares) You see, the Daddy WarBucks DeathMongers and their partners in the Oil Industry, they're entitled to take any oil resources in any country they want, tax free (on their part) and the American People are obligated not only to do their fighting for them, we have to pay for their Wars of Conquest as well. As for their so-called concern for "Seniors" their party has sucked Medicare and Social Security funds dry to fund THEIR War. They've repeatedly robbed Social Security trust funds for the past three decades and campaigned not only against any increases in health care to the older Americans who rely on it, but against the very institution of Medicare in the first place. Rush Limbaugh vowed two weeks ago that he would leave the country if it passed... Wow, you think for once he'll keep his word? Bye, Rush, nice seeing you(r back as you're leaving) and don't you worry none, if them thare Costa Rican Peasants ever rebel against you and your equally Fat Retarded Friends, you know you can always count on your Dittoheads to come and fight for you, just like you and your Fat-ass retarded brother did in Vietna... ooops... Never Mind. When left for the ChickenHawks to do anything like that, you're screwed.

Obama does not need your support

Apparently Americans aren't showing President Obama enough love in the White House. Apparently he's not seeing the groundswell of support he needs to address any of our problems. American politics, apparently, always compounds injury with insult. This Kool-Aid's not only allegorical, it's really poisoned. Barack Obama doesn't need your support. That's just the rope with which they'll hang his failure on you. You got Obama elected, you were especially careful not to elect a stupid man. Obama even appeared to listen to your hopes, he'll sit down with you still today, over a beer, if your complaint catches the media's eye. Now Obama will speak on and on and on like he's some Phd candidate showing off, but will he act on his words? Apparently you are supposed to do that. Email the White House, sign this petition, donate here, help us launch a media blitz, fight to preserve a Democratic majority, give to help Haiti, we've spent all your taxes to bail out the bankers and give tax breaks to the rich. If legislation doesn't pass, it's because you don't want it bad enough. Bullshit. Obama doesn't need to hear that you want health care. Obama doesn't need to hear that you want to address global warming or bank reform. President Obama was given a mandate for change, critical change, last minute, in the nick of time, real reform. He's not doing it, and his plans to cut Social Security benefits should be the last splash of cold water any hopeful holdout would need. Bush made a mockery of "mandate" and "political capital." Obama rode a tidal wave of electorate energized by the urgency of change. Why is he vacillating now? From the vantage point of the oval office, he knows better than to pursue populist reform? Like Bush knew better? Yes, it's going to be up to you. And sending an email to 'ol Obama is not going to cut it.

Colo. Dem reps only half Blue Bounders

Neither of Colorado's Blue Canis Familiaris Democrats acted the heel enough to merit tar and feathers on yesterday's HCR vote. But these Dems need to go. 64 Democrats voted to load an anti-abortion provision unto the House healthcare bill, among them District 3's John Salazar. The Stupak-Pitts amendment passed, but 23 of the blackguards later voted against the bill, meaning they had acted to try to sink health care reform. Here are their names, via sharedferret/dkos: Jason Altmire (PA-4), Bobby Bright (AL-2), John Barrow (GA-12), John Boccieri (OH-16), Dan Boren (OK-2), Ben Chandler (KY-6), Travis Childers (MS-1), Artur Davis (AL-7), Lincoln Davis (TN-4), Bart Gordon (TN-6), Parker Griffith (AL-5), Tim Holden (PA-17), Jim Marshall (GA-8), Jim Matheson (UT-2), Mike McIntyre (NC-7), Charlie Melancon (LA-3), Collin Peterson (MN-7), Mike Ross (AR-4), Heath Shuler (NC-11), Ike Skelton (MO-4), John Tanner (TN-8), Gene Taylor (MS-4), & Harry Teague (NM-2). For future vigilance, Colorado's Blue Dogs in Dem clothing are Mark Udall, Michael Bennet, Betsy Markey and John Salazar.

Oh, and the House just passed the Health Care bill.

I don't know if the "trigger" part is still in but even if it is, the states that need it the very most, already hit the "trigger". The press is trying to spin it as a victory for Republicans because "it'll weaken the chances of Democrats in the mid-term". I guess that all depends on how much of a delay they can make on implementing the measures. They've been dragging it out for 40 years now already. They talk smack about Medicaid and CHAMPVA disbursemments as though their very pointed sabotage of the "Spirit of the Law" by appointing only those Piggish Types who believe that the poor deserve NOTHING, to the positions of doling out the health "care", and the Food Stamps, and AFDC or whatever program is designed to help those whom the Republicans consider to be Sub-human. Although they'll tell us different when they want our sons and daughters to go and kill for them in their wars.

Big Insurance greed? COS is Sick Of It!

KRDO's Eric Singer called today's health care reform rally "very one sided," so much so, seeing it, "you might have done a double-take." Because it wasn't our backwater's customary Teabag Pity Party where agitated ignorants throw their own hopes for adequate health care into the drink; but KRDO doesn't report those anti-rallies as one-sided. Of course, KRDO's advertisers are the medical system conglomerates, pharmaceuticals, and big insurance! Greed. We are sick of it! The Gazette repeated their usual mantra that health care reform is unaffordable, but offered a refreshingly frank representation of Pattie's nuanced address to the energized crowd. The full Gazette article: Health care reform activists rally in Springs October 13, 2009 3:45 PM MARIA ST.LOUIS-SANCHEZ THE GAZETTE Patti Mulkey wants to work and be a productive member of society. Unfortunately, she says, her health insurance doesn’t cover all of the extensive treatment she needs for her chronic kidney disease. She said her insurance plan keeps her alive, but doesn’t provide enough care that would let her go back to work. “They make decisions without knowing how this affects everyone’s lives,” she said to a small, but vocal group of people at a rally Tuesday for health care reform in front of Colorado springs’ City Hall. “People who are ill don’t want to be ill. They want to be working and well.” The “Rally Against Greed” attracted about 40 people carrying signs that read “Greed Sucks” and “Jesus Didn’t Charge Premiums.” The rally was organized by the group Change that Works, a liberal organization that endorses a public option for health care. While protestors were vehement Tuesday, the rally wasn’t close to the size of other local rallies against the proposed reforms. Instead of focusing on the cost of expanded health care, organizers blamed insurance companies for the high costs in relating the stories of people coping with illnesses. Like Mulkey, many of the people who attended the rally said they had health insurance, but it didn’t pay for their care. Pat Hill said that even with health insurance, she was paying $750 a month in medical bills stemming from complications from cancer treatments. James Tucker, a local activist, said the people who reject the proposed reforms may regret it. “If they don’t get involved and join us, they will pay a price when they need the care,” he said.

COS Health Care Reform Rally Sept 7

Your next chance in Colorado Springs to voice support for health care reform is Monday, Sept 7, from 2-3pm. The Printers Home will host a rally, followed by a march across the street to Senator Mark Udall's office. (Because the historic Printers Home is a patriotic UNION facility, the beautiful grounds will be off limits to health care deniers!) Featured speakers at the rally will be House District 18 State Representative Michael Merrifield; El Paso County Democratic Party Chair, Jason DeGroot; Retired Labor Lawyer, Pete Lee; Colorado Springs Area Labor Council President, Velma Johnson; and Sierra Club Chair, Jane Ard-Smith.

Obama’s ‘health care’ bait and switch

Today, for the first time, President Obama has finally revealed to the American public what his 'reform' of 'health care insurance' actually would involve. Obama's messenger was Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who revealed that Obama was actually pushing for something called (by the corporate media) as being 'nonprofit insurance cooperatives' to become the new lynch pin and center foundation stone for US insurance, as they continue to disrupt the actual delivery of American Health care. This plan comes originates from the most conservative (Republicans in Democrats clothing) Democrats around, who bill their back handed way to keep the insurance companies working in the middle of the muck-up of American health care delivery, as being a 'compromise'. It's not. Under the guise of being more inclusive it will actually become an even further cut back of health benefits provided as it will continue to allow costs to rise as services are cut. No real compromise at all, but just more of the same under new clothing. At last, we head into the final stretches of Obama's 'health care' bait and switch. It is all reminiscent of how he promised to change Bush's foreign policy direction, but yet is continuing it in full measure into yet more warfare ahead, with only Obama's pretty face as the 'change'. How to camouflage the reactionary American Health care industry under some label of 'Change'? This is it.... call the new move a turn to 'nonprofit insurance cooperatives'. Democratic Party liberals are suckers and they will buy anything that has the words 'cooperatives' and 'nonprofit' in it, and will ignore that word INSURANCE. Sold to the suckers! Once again.... And the corporate media has done their part, too, with Health Care misinform.

Instant Pentagon Slaughter on the way

Borrowing a page from the recent Israeli military slaughter in Gaza, Residents asked (by the Pentagon and CIC Barack Obama) to leave homes in Pakistan's Swat ...Well you warned them, didn't you, Barack Baby? You told them to leave and if any of their children now get in the way, you have washed yourself of all their blood in responsibility, now haven't you Mr. First Black President? What a change you are from the Dubya crowd! President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, is due to meet U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington on Wednesday for talks on the growing militant threat in the region. " We're acting with restraint because they're using civilians as a shield but we'll go after them if the situation gets worse," said the military official, who declined to be identified. Barack and The Democrats are ready to BOMB THEM BACK TO THE STONE AGE just like Lyndon once did! These are exciting times for the Democratic Party voter! LBJ Lives!

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