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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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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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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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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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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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Amy McPherson

You know the current wave of anti-immigrant Hatred, exploited so exquisitely by the Right Wing Propaganda Machine, like Fox News and their Meat-Puppets in the Minutemen and related Tea-party movements. How’s that birth certificate thing working out, Klansmen? You know, … Continue reading

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Deficit truths meet truth deficiency

So, I heard different stories when I was a kid, then started to research them later, about what pulled America out of the Great Depression. One theory was that the “Alphabet Administration” With the REA, TVA, CCC, WPA etc pulled … Continue reading

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Crisis may be worse than Depression says Paul Volcker

Crisis may be worse than Depression… What?! A moment of honesty at last? Many ‘financial experts’, as the corporate media always likes to term them, have been predicting their American recovery moment to begin the last quarter of 2009 or … Continue reading

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The American dyslexia for economics

The interest rate for banks is down to zero. B of A and Citibank are still charging 39%. What again does economic news have to do with me?   The biggest news on the economy was BREAKING NEWS a week … Continue reading

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So much for the economic bailout plans of the wealthy criminal class

They had to give that money away to the super rich now didn’t they? It was to save the poor they said, too. It was to save us all from imminent disaster the pundits and politicians clamored. Political whores… They … Continue reading

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The crash continues as American people go into shock

Last week we saw most of America go into shock as the stark reality of the US not having a real opposition party became evident. The Democratic Party actually led the rush to pass Bush’s $700 billion giveaway to the … Continue reading

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The Panic of 1873 and the panic today

Many are looking back at the 1930s to the Great Depression of that Era and comparing today’s capitalist downturn to that one, but others see little similarities between that Economic Crash of what appears to many as the mere distant … Continue reading

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AIG and Washington Mutual soon to follow Lehman Brothers down the drain?

To put things in perspective, it helps to know that Lehman Brothers holdings were 10 times the value of Enron’s, a company that also fell into bankruptcy amidst scandal. But the collapse of the American economy is not over yet, … Continue reading

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Slip, slip, slide, CRASH!

…Bush is the great American nationalizer of financial industry! Freddie and Fannie took about $30 billion from US tax payers, but it’s slip, slip, slide, and CRASH! Next going down will be Lehman Brothers…. and the world economy, too. What … Continue reading

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Are they leaping from buildings yet? It’s time to pay the piper…

Here in Colorado, watching the world economic meltdown is a little like watching a horrible storm coming our way. We see the terrible whether predictions on TV and in the paper, but it has yet to truly hit us and … Continue reading

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