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Outside Agitators, anybody care to bet?

There’s more to the story than a southern Sheriff saying (I was going to write it in redneck patois, but it didn’t work) “our nigras were perfectly happy with segregation until all these Outside Agitators come down stirring things up.” … Continue reading

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WWII air veterans of Doolittle Raiders celebrate 71 years of bombing civilians

I read 30 Seconds Over Tokyo when I was still a war-playing kid, before I would understand the mischievous consequences of the Doolittle Raiders B-25 bombers deploying without their bombsights. This was to prevent US war-making advantages falling into enemy … Continue reading

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‘Labor Day’ in a country that hates Laborers? What’s with that?

We just got past the nation’s so-called ‘labor day’. There is no more meaningless Holiday around though since our country’s corporate elites actually hate laborers and think that they are the bottom scrapings of society and should be treated like … Continue reading

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Who really has PTSD?

“Suleiman’s post-traumatic stress disorder left him unable to work and without means to support himself,” says Crosby. “His lack of self-sufficiency has led to further depression and feelings of inadequacy and shame, because he has to rely on his family … Continue reading

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War is the neo millennium Jobs Bill

To laud this tragic now banality, Fort Carson has a job fair today, but those most suffering under the neo liberal economy need not apply. To attend the event held on post, potential job applicants for the military industrial sector, … Continue reading

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Pentagon versus THEIR troops

For grunts, being in the military can be an incredibly depressing ‘lifestyle’ experience. The top brass know that, so how do they respond when a soldier gets fed up and tries to desert the ranks by trying to kill himself? … Continue reading

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A song about building the American Dream, railroads, towers, war, then being tossed aside to beg for change

Most Americans know the lyrics of this depression-era song. Now they know what it was about.   They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, or … Continue reading

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George Who?

This is a paper from some time ago, well prior to the advent of Occupy events. Henry George wrote from a sensibility one rarely finds expressed so explicitly today. The modern reader should note that Christian underpinnings in no way … Continue reading

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Legal artistry

(In response to questions received on another forum: “I’m curious as to why, exactly, you feel that you are entitled to stay in a public park at all?”, “What makes you feel that you are entitled to enjoy the ‘right’ … Continue reading

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You get your weather forecast at the grocery store DUH!

My Grandpa, 27 year veteran of the Army, was also a staunch Democrat mostly because of Roosevelt and his emergency actions to stop the Depression from destroying America. As bad as it was, it could have gone worse. I know … Continue reading

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Capital = Job creation, as explained by CenturyLink formerly Qwest formerly SW Bell

and somewhere in there a brief fantasy relationship with Yahoo as an internet service provider and a general screwing to the taxpayers of the City of Irving and Dallas county being thrown in… but I once more digress. CenturyLink “absorbed” … Continue reading

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Stage Magick

For Bruce McCluggage   Had some words with my friend Bruce yesterday–OK, lots of words. In fact, the Spirit moved me, so I was blasting words all over the place like that guy from the X Men, only with a … Continue reading

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Mayberry R.F.D.

Some of y’all might not remember what the RFD part means. It’s Rural Free Delivery, an incentive to keep the constitutionally mandated (ratified by congress) postal service available to the people who really need it the most. The “Heartland” the … Continue reading

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FOX broadcasting at it again, Gullible Travails and A Modest Proposal

CW57, one of the local DumFox stations, aired an “infomercial” for a seminar, books and training videos on how to take advantage of the housing market crash, telling the Gullible that if they buy the properties ON CREDIT (even though … Continue reading

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Flag pin betrayal

Of course you know I would just never unleash a vicious attack like mocking a fake-patriot or faux-elitist move like wrapping ones bullshit in either the flag or the cross. Just have to point out that the flag lapel pin, … Continue reading

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Dogbert explained financial meltdown two decades ago.

If it didn’t embed the picture, that’s where Dogbert applied for one credit card, with the aim of using the phantom money on that card to order another, and another, until eventually he would have all the money in the … Continue reading

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Your father’s Lili Marlene, specifically

On the subject of historical misconceptions, you might say I’m hugely sentimental. So the tale of Lili Marlene catches me up like a honey trap. What does the name conjure for you? A Nazi Mata Hari? A fictional musical persona … Continue reading

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Remember Fred Thompson and his Little Red Pickup?

The one that he had somebody deliver to a short driving distance from his rallies, so he could pretend to be “jes plain folks”? He’s doing Bankster Commercials. Yep. Working for an investment group, who are hawking a “reverse mortgage”. … Continue reading

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The good news, the bad news

The good news: The War industry is bankrupt The Bad news: due to the way their Corporate Welfare was funded, so is the rest of America. The Good news: The foreclosure on the War Loan will shut down the war, … Continue reading

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Not yet a hurricane, probably won’t be, but Alex…

Tropical Depression Alex. If it stays out over the water it’ll become a Tropical Storm, which for the purposes of the Oil S(l)ick is a moot reference. It might as well be a hurricane. And we’re still in the “A”s. … Continue reading

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Scriptmatix “penny auctions” such as Quibids are less scams than pure fraud

Shell games tempt only the gullible, don’t they? So long as YOU don’t fall for them, what’s a little income redistribution among wretches? That’s an attitude shared only by the uninitiated. So-called internet “penny auctions” exploit human vulnerability like trust … Continue reading

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How Does It Feel?

So I’ve been letting this ferment for about a week. Good Morning America had a session about “Money in Your Closet” which wasn’t aimed to the vast majority of Americans who make substantially less than “Average Income”. How to sell … Continue reading

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BP, Meet Agatha

As in, the first named storm of the season. So far, 12 killed in Guatemala. Oh, and we were duly informed that the Top Kill maneuver failed. If it’s any consolation to us they didn’t wait two weeks to tell … Continue reading

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Wasn’t the Recession simply terrible?!

From the infamous 1931 sign above a bread-and-soup line showing a happy smiling family smartly dressed riding in their new car… Dow Jones doesn’t “slide” below 10k… it “plunges.” OOPS. The accompanying picture on AP shows a bunch of floor … Continue reading

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Hummer DEAD! “Proud Conservative” driving the Ultimate Welfare Cadillac

Yep, the gas guzzling (6 miles to the gallon) Replacement Penis is no longer being manufactured! Marketed to people who feel cheated, abused, picked upon, bullied, IMPOTENT, ridiculed… “Pay $50,000 (base price) for our Worthless Piece of Shit and Become … Continue reading

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