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D’ya think ANTIFA might be a trap?

By all means shout down the fascists. Shout down white supremicists. Bash the alt-right. Do it in black bloc, if you must (and yes we must). March on, against, and over, capitalism. Declare yourself anti-fascist. Express solidarity with ANTIFA protests and counterprotests across the country. I would rethink, however, opening an Antifa franchise without knowing who elsewhere can now act IN YOUR NAME. No one owns the ANTIFA brand. Like "black bloc", it's a tactic, not a movement. Except as this moment's zeitgeist, the brand has indeed become a movement. The imperative to repudiate emboldened Nazis lacks for neither urgency nor legitimacy. Antifa is horizontal like Occupy, no leaders. Its membership is fully self-nominated. Except where Occupy Wall Street offshoots offered local casts of characters, Antifa participants remain undercover. The problem becomes whose undercovers. I fully support confronting fascists. I might quibble about picking fights with inarticulate Nazi cosplayers. Our corporations, the media, and the police who protect both are the full grown, authoritarian fascists. I likewise support black bloc as an essential strategy for effective protest actions. I encourage picking fights with dogmatic nonviolence passivists who continuously thwart the potential of public demonstrations. I support Antifa as I do Earth First, as I do ELF, or ALF the Animal Liberation Front, or Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Intifada if you're begining to catch my drift. I stand with them without wearing a mask because my expression of support is my political right. I do not act as them, wearing a mask. Antifa may be serving the establishment just fine by diverting youthful rebellion from directing its energy at STATE fascism. It may be suiting populist urges just fine too by allowing discontents to vent our disgust against punchable twits instead of the impregnable powers that be. Ideally those inclined to resist fascism will catch on to who really needs the pounding. When that begins to happen however, some Antifa chapter (the media will call it a "cell") in Reseda or Des Moines or Stuyvesant is going to commit an outrage of domestic terrorism and the Antifa brand will be blown. It may be government black ops conducting a false flag, or three percenters shy of a full load hoping to ignite a race war, or misguided revolutionaries jumping the gun. It won't matter. "Antifa" will be declared a terrorist organization. Pardon the pun, that will be trump. And while we know Antifa is not an organization, intelligence records will have mapped out who were the ringleaders and daredevils of concern to national security. Authorities may or may not round up suspected co-conspirators and charge them with racketeering. That's not even my worry. Once discredited and forced underground, Antifa enthousiasts will recede into the woodwork. All the organizing, educating and networking will have come to naught. I anticipate that my thoughts here are not going to find favor with my many friends currently marching behind the Antifa banner. But I know a number of idiots among them too, and worse, suspected moles bent on disrupting productive

Founding Fathers dumped Bill of Rights

Religious freedom was passed by popular vote but only after the Official Founding Fathers rejected the entire Bill of Rights, which is why they (ten out of 13, not complete) are the first Amendments to the constitution. Now we have neo-fascist pigs like , well, the entire Republican party wanting to make Muslims wear identification, be registered and monitored like Megan's Law, all dark skinned persons denied immigrant or refugee status etc. So much for freedom, respect of the constitution and the "Clearly Defined Original Intent" of the so called foundering (sic) (or maybe just "sick" (I get a little weird about midnight and isn't it the last night of the full moon?) Of course the unfounded fatherhood who are supposed to be all knowing made up less of the population than just any others. People who didn't own land were excluded from any vote. Black people in slavery including those who were owned (and fathered) by such benign leaders as Jefferson. You would think such a great man would at least grant freedom and the vote to his own descendents but no... Name 40 of the "founding fathers" whose intentions are to be the basis of all our law. Why that number, you may ask. well, I might answer, there were 4 million people in the bounds of the original United States so 40 would be 1 percent OF one percent of the total population, counting everybody who were on the census... Yeah, I made an arbitrary statistical standard. Sue me, it would cost more to haul away my chattel than you'll get paid for it. But I would bet the moot question won't be answered unless the Wrong Wing learn how to use Wikipedia. Maybe they could just lift the names of the Rich Bastards who signed the Declaration of Independence. Paupers, Indians, slaves, women of any race or social status, etc. were denied the voted. Maybe "protected from the brutal duties of suffrage and civic involvement" A quick guess would put it that a Ten Percent minority elected the representatives. And we still have the proud symbol of Fascism on our state seal.

OMG. Trump is not the Fourth Reich. You are!

The face of American Fascism is ugly ugly ugly, by art deco spiffy uniform standards. To pluralist, multicultural tastes, it's warm and fuzzy. You probably find it palatable, you don't mind it telling you why we must settle for war, poverty and injustice. You recoil in fear when its faces tell you that Donald Trump is Fascism on the rise. American Fascism has been in high gear since consolidating everyone else's trading monoplies, resources, and colonies. It began with the Louisiana Purchase and lept from the continent gobbling Spain's former possessions. Our Veterans of Foreign Wars were the Nazis before the Nazis. Instead of targeting the Jews, the scope of Western genocide has been much broader. Today our Mandarins have friendly faces but their final solution is merciless and straddles the planet. On their domestic list are the homeless, the healthcare-less, the zero-stakeholders, essentialy the 99 percent. Internationally it's everybody who doesn't serve a purpose, for example, refugees. If you are complicit in this exceptionalism, you are the "Fourth Reich" everyone is warning you about. Donald Trump is an egomaniac with a Napoleon complex. Maybe he wants to liberate the common people from the old guard, cut the purses of the bankers, and crown himself emperor. The US presidency isn't a dictatorship, but Trump's foes sure are worried about him succeeding. This time round there might remain no monarchs to banish Napoleon to Elba. Trump has got no friends, and don't be fooled, neither do you.

Recognize the face? Benito Netanyahu.

You've seen that blustery fascist before. Blimp-necked, stone-faced. As Zionist war criminal Benyamin Netanyahu struts from one warmonger venue to another, isn't he the spitting image of a much reviled sociopath of another era? Same first name approximately, same mission. Racism, war and genocide.

Yet another Fascist Pope for the Catholics

... It really is no surprise, but the Vatican has picked yet another Fascist Pope who tries to hide it away in the closet of time. Anybody who was a member of the Argentinian Catholic clergy during the years of Argentina's military dictatorship knew exactly what was going on and was complicit with it if they did not speak out. Bergoglio is the perfect guy to follow up the Pope Rat, who himself was a Nazi youth before he ascended up through the disgusting Catholic Church. Bergoglio did not speak up as the Argentinian generals and military officer corps tortured and murdered political prisoners while stealing away their newborn babies. He has not spoken up after the generals fall from grace either. So we get yet another fascist creep as top head in Rome!

Fascism on the Colorado State Seal

That's Fascism on the Colorado State Seal. Seriously, not just "a" symbol of fascism but THE defining symbol, on the state ID, badges and vehicles. On the signs on state offices, parks, the arm patches of uniforms and on letterheads. Just below the gap between "OF" and "COLORADO" at top center is the Eye of Horus, the Egyptian/Coptic/Masonic symbol. That's the symbol another fellow was showing me when my eye was caught by the one just under it. I had seen much smaller pictures and had thought it to be a calumet "peace pipe." Instead it's an Estruscan/Roman battle axe, with fascia, other rods fastened around the handle for reinforcement (like a splint) and to make the business end heavier, more mass for a more solid strike. The Etruscans used it for all striking instruments and devised a political system around it. The civil government, police, military, industry and society at all levels bound together, fully integrated. A more modern way would be portrayed as a "political machine" with cogs and sprockets turning all together. The Romans suppressed the Etruscan language but kept the technology and renamed it Fascism. The Nazis were a misnamed fascist group because, quite simply, they were ignorant dumbshits. Hitler and Ernst Rohm claimed they were commissioned by the Reichswehr to infiltrate them because they had "socialist" in the name. The Luftwaffe pilots got a lot of experience flying for the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese fascists, bombed Ethiopia and other places, like Guernica in Spain. I'm… not real happy about that. I like Colorado and like most of the people I consider myself a citizen. One reason Fascism didn't totally win was that Spain and Portugal couldn't participate in WWII because their fascists were too busy slaughtering their own people. I don't want that here even if the US state and Defense and Commerce Depts DO give us Most Favored Nation Status in exchange for strategic military bases-- oh that's right, they do. Just like Franco in Spain. Well, then, it's a damn good thing we at least beat them in Italy, right? I mean, it sure would be a tragic blow to the cause of freedom if Berlusconi was a Fasci-- Oh yeah, that's right… But, yeah, that Etruscan axe was called The Fasces. They carried it into battle in symbolic gesture, like a flag only more useless. The Romans continues the practice. Mussolini continued it too.

Prominent Fascist Leader Silvio Berlusconi resigns…

All the scandals? Maybe? Probably not, the Italian people have historically supported some of the most heinous rapists, murderers and other criminals imaginable. So maybe it was getting hit upside the head with a church that finally, (after what, 3 years?) convinced the old War Criminal/slash/babykiller/rapist to give it up. Which is literally what Massimo Tartaglio did, hit him with a model of a cathedral right square in his lyin' mouth. So long, Silvio! See you in the funny papers! (in your case, the obituaries...)

Another FOX brainwash session

They're reporting the mine collapse in China as being a failure of the Communist economic system, and just not pointing out that it's CAPITALIST deregulation that caused it, just like the mine collapses in New Zealand, Chile, Peru, West Virginia.... and the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf Oil spill Massive Petroleum Hemorrhage were caused by the POP principle. Profits Over People. The difference is that in China the Death Penalty applies to murder by Corporation. The CEO of the Chinese mine is likely to become an unwilling organ donor. Don L Blankenship, the Retired CEO of Massey Energy, who created 29 job openings with one (predictable AND predicted) reaction to defiance of existing regulations, will continue to be a multi-millionaire and will continue to donate to Right Wing Causes like, loosening regulations even further... so he can KILL more miners, Oil workers, factory workers, construction workers, farm workers, unlike himself REAL workers, and feast on the proceeds of their life and death. Those who like myself are merely crippled by their policies will be discarded, jailed, treated as psychotics and criminals and, if the plans of Blankenship and his allies, and their political appointees, to buy the entire governance of the world for their own profit, if those plans come to fruit then I and ever other like me will also die of our injuries. It's a big issue in the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Main Street movement. The Chinese had an epiphany more than a century ago when the Emperor Pu Yi demonstrated his willingness to sell China to the same Corporate Interests who are running Wall Street and Washington DC and Denver and Colorado Springs today. And FOX News celebrates and promotes Corporate Fascism and promotes Blankenship as a Hero. Recap: Don Blankenship, Political Donor, Chinese Mine Owner following his Political "leadership": Organ Donor. That Blankenship, Massey Energy, British Petroleum etc are directly subsidized in every aspect of their attainment of riches, from acquiring the "rights" to mine or drill in any land mass or ocean of their choice through TAXPAYER funded Military Action, and the police and courts shielding the Rich from the consequences of their MURDERS and thefts, is nothing short of Fascism in every classic definition of the term. Their use of the Tea Party and Minutemen as Brownshirt (Germany) or Blackshirt (Spain, Portugal, Italy, France) Stormtrooper Militia seals the definition tightly onto their foreheads. The Security Chief at Upper Big Branch was recently "sacrificed" by Great Big Hero Blankenship and his pals, even though he, like Hermann Goehring and Josef Goebels and Heinrich Himmler, was "only following orders". Yeah, I DID compare Corporate Amerika to the Nazis. Bite me. That and I pointed out the TeaParty, Fox News, and the Minutemen as being Nazi oriented if not directly affiliated.

Shock and Awe, Oderint Dum Metuant and the term 1%

It finally occurred to me why I had so much difficulty with the term "1%" as applied to Banksters. It's a biker term. Someone in the late 50s, a motorcycle enthusiast magazine, had said "99 percent of all motorcycle riders are decent, honest law abiding citizens" (very true) and it was a response to a growing distrust of motorcyclists by the general public. Probably fed to the public by propaganda because the Wall Street types would make more money selling people cars than bikes. So a lot of the Sonny Barger types (he was president of the Hells Angels) took to tattooing "1%" on their forearms where it would be really prominent. Some undoubtedly were and are Billy. You know Billy, right? Billy the Badass? Some had never met Billy and others had met Billy and got their lunch money taken and sent home crying. Menacing glares and display of anger can be faked and your average citizen wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Me, I ride because I enjoy it, and to get from one place to another in a reasonable amount of time. Never gave a crap about the Leader of the Pack attitude. Although I heard one joke about that, "Any biker who hangs out at candy stores picking up schoolgirls must ride a Honda" which is really unfair to Hondas. But riding a bike is like flying, on the ground. Also gas-saving. I can see where making people afraid of you would be entertaining to a point. The point being that people who are afraid don't enjoy the feeling of fear and take steps to remedy it. Liking shooting your ass right off the top of your legs. That's not fun. Then I thought about the Junior Police Explorer argument we've been having with people who are obviously minions of the 1%. The whole "Shock and Awe" and "Oderint dum Metuant" part are actually slogans or mottos of the people who CLAIM to be against terrorism and are, also, minions of the 1%. Oderint dum Metuant means "Let them hate us, as long as they fear us". Wall Street is perfectly happy with Terrorism as wielded by various Imperial Military groups. They're OK with people capitulating out of fear because it means less money in the short run than actually killing everybody and taking the riches off their dead bodies. Like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. But then, some people get a little tired of living in fear-based subservience and rebel. Like the Saudi group al Qa'eida. That's when things start getting interesting. Somebody using a weapon and threat of death to rob another, the way the U.S. Military does to every-damn-body in the entire damn world.... runs the risk of having to carry out those threats (which obviously doesn't bother them) or... Get shot at themselves, which DOES bother them. The Oderint Dum Metuant is supposed to only work unilaterally. The Police State want to make it unilateral. "keeping" it unilateral isn't possible because it's never actually been one way. Then I

Bank of America to Americans: “You gonna be our bitch”

Yes, our old friends who took a billion dollar gift from America, paid no taxes... Got us again. Seems they're going to make the consumers pay for regulations which prevented them from unannounced and hidden fees. The smug perfectly manicured bastard interviewed by NBC news said: "People should complain to their congressmen" because Congress told them they're not allowed to steal (sometimes not allowed) from us and thus they "lost" MONEY THE THIEVING BASTARDS DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE, IT WAS STILL OUR MONEY AND THEY WERE PROHIBITED FROM STEALING IT. Yes, by those calculations, anybody who buys a watchdog or installs a burglar alarm Owes The Burglars Compensation. The Smiling Smug with the hands that never touched a shovel said "Well, somebody's got to make up the cash, it's just going to have to be the Consumers" .. Like he ever gave two shits about the well being of consumers. Watch as they give out another billion in year end bonus payments, and sneer at us Mere Peasants who dare to believe we shouldn't be ripped off. And they wonder why people throw airplanes at their buildings. I put "Ron Paul 2012" in the tags just because so many Tea Bag Morons are looking for it and it'll show up in their google search.

More on the Anti-Muslim, Anti-Jewish, Anti-Christian 9/11 memorial hate-fest

One of the things that's being done in many places around the nation, even in churches and synagogues, is to have the children of the congregation, many as young as two, stand up and parrot the empty words of the Pledge of Allegiance and no, that isn't photoshopped, those are real American Kids chanting words they didn't understand to a graven image.   Right after the "attack" which is avowed as The Official Story Being True, (But the officials who tell the story also said that there were WMDs in Iraq and the Wars are about "freedom"... so, where do the lies end?) children in schools across the land supposedly came up with the idea, with no coaching from their parents or teachers, to have a synchronized chanting of the Pledge. As a show of "patriotism". Kids who don't know what death is, or any of the myriad twists and turns of the lies needed to start and sustain wars... told by their teachers to do this, and to lie to the world and say it was their own idea. And if they didn't, they were "terrorists". Now, who could find any fault with that? How about maybe GOD? The Bible strictly prohibits making children swear oaths. Read the Laws of Moses before you jump down my throat about saying it. Jewish kids say an oath, Bat Mitzvah for the girls and Bar Mitzvah for the boys, when they're 13 years of age. The oath first Moses then Joshua had the people of Israel say. You see the cute little house sign that says "As for me, and MY house, we will serve the LORD"... without the rest of the stuff surrounding it like Joshua having anybody who didn't swear the mitzvah killed. Seriously, if you read the Old Testament with open eyes, it ain't going to be the same as they taught you in Sunday School. Which is where Jews have an advantage, they don't hold back and they do tell it like it's written. Before they swear the Bar/Bat Mitzvah they have to study and be tested to see if they really know what they're getting into. You can't say later that you just didn't know. The oath is that you will from that day forth ("choose, now, who you will serve...") obey every Law. So you have to KNOW every law. There's a catch to it, a huge gaping hole in it. Nobody ever kept the whole law, and swearing to do so but not doing it is a death-penalty offense. Sanhedrin after Sanhedrin have debated that point. Mostly because a lot of people in the world want to KILL a lot of other people in the world. And to feel no guilt about it. So there's a lot of noise bandied about in every religion that somehow there's an amendment, an invisible escape clause, to the "Thou shalt not kill" command. "Eye for an eye" keeps coming up. Doesn't work. If "Eye for an eye" were applied, the only people

Robot Workers

There's a commercial for a well known insurance company that has a woman saying "To save money I enrolled my kids in a day care center run by robots"   And one for a hamburger chain which has a robot trying to eat one of their sandwiches "Machines can't eat them, machines shouldn't make them". Noble sentiments that, but for the fact that an auto insurer and fellow earth-rapists like a Fast Food restaurant really aren't doing much for humanity or the rest of the species on the planet either. Like self-checkout machines at stores. Designed to maximize profits by simply not paying humans. Some of them, like the ones at WalMart, go even further and bitch at you if you don't scan or put money in fast enough. Service With A Snarl. Meanwhile the WalMart franchise won yet another worker lawsuit where they fired a man who was hired to do another job, got sentenced to the Greeter Job but, he had suffered a stroke and could not raise the corners of his mouth in a smile so they fired him. It's a diseased system. Knowing it's also a failing system is small comfort, because they'll take the Real People down with them. When a corporate entity says it puts workers first or customers first, the corporate lies through its inhuman teeth. It's sad to see a very customer oriented industry going the way of total rudeness, both in hiring/firing the human beings who do exactly ALL of the work to put money into the bank accounts of the McCorporate McEmpire. And to the people who shop at their stores, pay good money to receive shitty service and shitty merchandise, with fewer and fewer choices of places to shop that aren't wholly owned by the very tiny minority who own the vast majority of the wealth. On the other hand, the Electronic Bitch robot checker actually DOES show the innate nastiness of the Corporate "person". Of course, it's "crazy" or "stupid" to complain about such treatment, we know that because we have asinine comments posted from time to time praising the Capitalist system in the only way possible, not by cheering for any inherent goodness in the system (for there is none), but by making ad hominem attacks against any who dares to criticize. Soylent Green is PEOPLE!

ACLU and Shepard Fairey drape Lady Liberty in nationalism & jingo-freedom

Is "Freedom" the same thing as Liberty? Let's see, ACFU? It has an unfriendly ring to it.   The American Civil Liberties Union commissioned this fundraising magnet from halftone-deaf one-note Obamartist Shepard Fairey, but somebody confused this for a Department Of Defense contract. "Leading Freedom Forward"? That's USA's imperialist catchphrase! Please note at the helm is Fairey's first client: Obama. Linguists have long lamented America's abandonment of liberty for the nefariously vacuous "freedom." Freedom is for Operations, Markets, CIA-funded Pro-Democracy [sic] ops, and O-wellian doublespeak. "The Price of Freedom" is the title of the Smithsonian's military history exhibit. Now the ACLU jumps on the war-wagon? That's the Statue of Liberty with a bullhorn, as a union organizer -- you can tell by the clipboard, but they've draped her in a flag, literally. Can you imagine any national monument with less need to prove her patriotism? I would have preferred they had used blind Lady Justice in reference to nationalism, where her blindfolded could have been the Red, White and Blue. But that's probably a too obvious fashion statement about fascism. Dear ACLU, where are you going with this? Let me clarify my criticism of Shepard Fairey. He's a brilliant artist. By "halftone-deaf one-note" I refer to the FANS of his Blue Period, circa 2008. My beef is that this work recalls Fairey's iconic Obama poster, though obviously it wouldn't be considered a "Shepard Fairey creation" if it hadn't. But. Is it appropriate that the ACLU wants to promote itself and its vital uni-partisan cause, with a ubiquivisual trademark that screams Democratic Party? Thankfully ACLU's legal team at least has not failed to recognize Obama's DP as the current reigning champion of civil liberty oppression.

Uncle Sam wants you to pledge you’ll only resist his violence nonviolently

At Juneteenth this weekend, I saw the local Justice & Peace table being manned by young graduates of its "Peace Camp." I resisted asking them if their religio- pacifist training was being extended to corporations and oligarchs, or was nonviolence a prohibition for just them, the social-justice-minded, idealistic youth? How convenient for an increasingly deaf leadership to require that even the most desperate, urgent protestations remain toothless.

Carlos Santana booed at Racist Atlanta “Civil Rights” baseball celebration

For pointing out that Georgia's Arizona style "show your papers law" is Racist. He was supposed to be the Token Mex for MLB. But he just AIN'T gonna be somebody's Stepin Fetchit. And of course it's not about Racism. I mean, when La Migra threw down on me with machine guns, while dressed like a Salvadoran Death Squad, and then very snottily told me that it was MY fault because I "looked Mex"... no, I don't. Mexican is not any race, there are all of the so called "races" of the world in Mexico, Chinese-descended Mexicans, IRISH descendants, even Jewish Mexicans. What I "look" is American Indian from the Cherokee side of the family. But it wasn't Racist in any way. Of course not. When the Ft Worth police did roughly the same thing they said it was because I "looked" Arabic, only they didn't say Arab or even Ay-rab... they said "Sand-Nigger". Nothing racist about that either I suppose. You know which Other middle eastern Ethno-Religious group is literally Arabian? Jewish people. FOR NOW Jewish people are off-limits to the Haters, they only do it privately. Unless the Jewish person is darker skinned and "looks Ay-rab". In which case he's supposed to humble himself and act all apologetic to the Ku Klux Kops for not "looking American enough". Me, I was born in Kansas, about 200 miles from the geographic center of the U.S. My family have been in America and in particular what's now the U.S. for 10,000 years but I'm supposed to just chalk it up to it being MY fault when they pull that racist crap. The Right Wing Racist Extremists will of course insist that I have no right to object to that kind of treatment.

What’s wrong with privatizing public resources? Quite a lot, actually…

(Editor's note: Some Colorado Springs councilmen don't see anything wrong with leasing public assets for private profit. Is there anything wrong with that?)   Well, let's see. The City Council is so top heavy with Real Estate Brokers including Princess Barbie Czeladtko, and Tim Leigh, and if they get their Fascist way fellow Realtor Steve Bach as "strong mayor" who all ran on money donated by people who favor privatizing ALL public lands, from the BLM lands to the Indian Reservations to the National Parks, National Forests and... city and county parks. How would they do that without a conflict of interest? It seems they're throwing City Funds straight to their own businesses. Then there's an Issue Princess Barbie and a few of her friends (if self-absolbed Princesses HAVE "friends") blaming the drastic fall of real estate value on the visibility of poverty. Specifically the No-Camping ordinance which further punishes homeless PEOPLE for being poor. In a sense actually Demonizes them, the way Princess Lisa went on a screed about "The Homeless" PEOPLE participating in a church Pizza Party at a downtown park. one that's about three miles as the crow flies and four as the dog trots from prospect lake. She denounced one person for being in Her Most Learned Snap Diagnosis "schizophrenic". Something even REAL Doctors can't do without days of testing done by multi-disciplinary experts working as a team. It's simply wonderful that we have such arrogant bigots on City Council yes? The rest of her statement was truly fascist. She advocated that PEOPLE who have fewer dollars in their pockets should not be seen in public, and especially... Wait for it... Are you still waiting? It's Worth the Wait.... No really, it is... Public Parks, such as Prospect Lake and Memorial Park. Would the Colorado Springs Gestapo Department step up their already dictatorial and arbitrary denial of non-wealthy citizens to have the same access to Parks, Libraries and other PUBLIC places as the Princes and Princesses of the city? Some of Princess Lisa's allies in and out of City Government, going by names like Playsinsnow, Patchsi, Janis Heuberger, Beep-beep... Have suggested without one word of protest from City Council, banning anybody who LOOKS homeless from City facilities. Because, you see, "public" in their definition means only the Rich part of the "public" and the rest of us can simply eat their shit. And they have this Capitalist Mythos which says that the Real Estate Crash was caused by the actions of people who cumulatively own a fraction of 1% of the wealth in this town or the nation or world as whole entities. Instead of by the actions of Greed-mongers such as those, like Real Estate Brokers, who bought and sold the idea that a finite resource, land, constantly rising in price, would bring THEM infinite wealth. Like Ponzi Schemes, Chain Letters and Pyramid businesses, it fell apart and took America down with them. And now, many, including some on City Council, like Leigh and Princess Barbie, are blaming the poorest of the poor for causing it by being seen in

The US favors me over Democracy. Who am I?

I imprison without charges, I torture, I assassinate, I overlook police brutality, I kill foreign journalists, I kill innocent civilians, I lie about how many. I spy on my people, I violate civil liberties, I impose emergency law, I persuade with propaganda of a complicit state media, I preside over a despised single party system, I rule with military might, I ally with tyrants & racists, I steal from the people, I provide for my cronies, I ignore public protest, I promise meaningful reform, when I have to, I deliver meaningless. Who am I? Answers: Guantanamo, Quantico, drones, Houston PD, Al Jazeera reporters, collateral damage, no body counts, warrant-less wiretaps, free-speech zones, Patriot Act, corporate MSM, phony twin corporate parties, military industrial complex, privatization, banks, unpopular wars, change, false hope.

Now the shitkicker is on the other foot, will Bush Doctrine suffer?

This story is from the Yakima Herald: "YAKIMA, Wash. -- Wyatt McNulty was listening to country music and waiting for a friend in the parking lot of the Social Security Administration building Monday morning when the magazine popped out of the gun concealed in his waistband." OK, that's the setup. For clarity, here's a synopsis of the story. So, the gun he says he keeps unloaded but had a clip in it, he drops the clip.. then reloads...In front of a Federal Building. He's "like, what the heck?" that people would be frightened by a redneck, listening to Country Music in a pickup and packing unloaded heat at a Federal Building... or why anybody would call in armed reinforcements when they observe somebody popping a clip into an automatic weapon... Hello? Don't the words Waco, Oklahoma City, Tucson, Lone Wolf "misfits" conjure up ANY images, any thoughts in that massive airspace between your brain and your ears? As he was popping the magazine back in and putting the gun away, a man came by the pickup, passing out fliers. The man handed one to McNulty. McNulty didn’t think too much of it until he saw a reflection of a police officer carrying an M-16 assault rifle in the truck’s mirror. In all, about a dozen Yakima police officers responded to a report of a man sitting in a truck with a gun on his lap at the Social Security building on Fruitvale Boulevard. "I was like, ‘What the heck?’ " the 37-year-old Cle Elum man said shortly after the incident, which happened just after 11 a.m. The building at 801 Fruitvale Blvd., as well as the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington next door, went on lockdown. McNulty was detained, investigated and released in what turned out to be a misunderstanding. McNulty had accompanied a friend, Joe Morua of Roslyn, to the Social Security building and stayed in the gray 1997 Nissan pickup while his friend went in to see about some paperwork. Federal law generally prohibits the possession of firearms in federal buildings. McNulty said he knows this, and "That’s why I stayed outside in the parking lot." He guesses the man passing out fliers alerted authorities. A member of the Federal Protective Service, a federal law enforcement agency that provides security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased properties, called in the report, according to Yakima Police Sgt. Chad Stephens. McNulty was handcuffed and detained in the back seat of a patrol vehicle while officers sorted out the situation. "If he had entered the building, obviously he’d be going to jail," said Stephens, who confirmed McNulty has a concealed weapons permit. The buildings were on lockdown about five minutes, Stephens said. McNulty said he keeps his 9 mm handgun unloaded. "I believe in the right to bear arms and all that," he said, adding, "My theory is safety first." The men were planning to finish some errands, stopping at Fiesta Foods and pawn shops, before heading back to Upper Kittitas County. "It’s kinda crazy," McNulty said. Next time, he

Berlusconi gets another church thrown at him…

Only this time it's the actual Pope getting in his face, rather than a statue of a church. About having relations with a teen prostitute. He dismissed the accusation as Politically Motivated and vowed to punish the magistrates. "I Am Your Emperor, Obey Me!! (paraphrase, because he's not going to stand up to the REAL Empire anytime soon)   Not looking good for Silvio. Seems a bit snotty to say that about him, but there's something about His Merciless Majesty that just doesn't inspire kind thoughts. I just would a heap rather they throw war crimes charges against him.

Speaking of Nicaragua…

The Artist, formerly known as School of the Americas, THE largest and best funded State-sponsored Terrorist Training Camp in the world, whose alumni include some of Colorado Springs cops, (as I understand, some of the "Homeless Outhrach" officers) used some of the Trainee Terrorists to disperse and arrest and beat down peaceful protesters at their "school" last week. You know, give the cadets a little first hand experience at beating down civilians. Kind of like these guys. Real Freedom Fighters there. They fight freedom whenever it rears its lovely head. Then, far from being embarrassed at their outrageous lies about fighting for Freedom, they instead send one of their number to make retarded comments about anybody who, unlike him or his FELLOW SCUMSUCKING PIGS, keep the memory alive. What's the matter, PIGS, Can't handle it when people point out your lies and hypocrisy, you have to send a puke like Stephen Patch in to talk smack? Or have the ACLU put down like mad dogs for not joining in with the Pigloving Sucks who applaud the actions of the Fascist Storm Troopers. Real wonderful people, yep. We'll get some more actions like that as long as Some People, who love licking pig jackboots, not only refuse to take a stand but attempt to demonize people who DO. Sad that some of them, and here's another Nicaragua tie-in, work for CATHOLIC charities in town. You remember the Catholic Church, right? Some of the S.O.T.A. graduates ran STILL RUN a Terrorist Operation against people in Nicaragua and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Costa Rica and Mexico,Death Squads against Catholic organizations who promote social justice. Won't find any of the Colorado Springs Gestapo or their accomplices, even in the Catholic Church, protesting against that. Even though some of the most famous acts of terrorism the U.S. Military and their S.O.T.A. graduates committed in El Salvador and Nicaragua were attacks on Catholic schools, hospitals and orphanages. Yep, them Contras sho does love them some babykillin', and with the full support of the Colorado Springs establishment. Like I wrote, we'll be seeing more of these State-Sponsored Terrorist Acts here.

Here’s an interesting challenge.

Since the Republican't Party is taking their senate still-minority, and running it up as a National Mandate to repeal Health Care, why not have a two-part challenge. For the Democrats, have a lame duck vote and put the public option in to Health Care right where it belonged all along. You'd get back the independent voters who stayed away in droves. For the Republicans and TeaBags, first, you're complete idiots. As evidenced by your Twitter hero who tweeted thus: "We should do to LIBERALS what Hitler did to the JEWS, give them a chance to RENOUNCE Liberalism, if they do not, send them to ovens-PatInMichigan" See, we try not to call y'all a bunch of Nazis, then you let a Jackass like that who is One Of Your Own, call you Nazis who have a strong desire to Kill Your Fellow Americans. Even though you have a cop-out you've already played again and again, that anybody who doesn't agree with your Whore of Babylon Palin is "not a REAL American". Which shows the depth of both your hatred and stupidity. The challenge for YOUR party would be along the lines of, either YOU take out YOUR (he's white too but that's just a coincidence, right?) Trash or those of us you've targeted for Forced Extinction can hang him around your collective Scrawny Neck like the proverbial albatross. Call me Ishmael. Thank you God in Heaven for creating really STUPID people who are literate and articulate enough to express their hatred so bluntly. I know the guy is white or at least uses a white BOY for his avatar. The idiot is genuinely shocked that people don't like that shit. If he has in fact been threatened by people who are on his target list, well, what should he expect? Most people don't like being threatened, and for those of our Right Wing readers who are Cops, Soldiers, Judges or other Pigs, in your professions if somebody says anything that sounds like "Cops, Soldiers, Judges or other Pigs should be exterminated" you either have him shot on the spot or you put him in prison charged with making THREATS, and your sadistic Sexually Deviant prison guards torture him until he's completely broken, thus not as sexually attractive to them, and then kill him. Just pointing out that fact so your worshipers will understand the full import of any response you make to that. If they're actually capable of any kind of comprehension. If you believe that to be insulting, just look to your Comrade who's picking a major fight in the hopes you'll back his stupid shit up. THAT'S insulting and it's coming from your own side. Deal with it.

How come Pottery Barn rules don’t apply to Haiti?

When Tony posted nearly three years ago (!) about how shocking conditions in Haiti had become, it was a magnet for people saying the starving kids pictures (from Medicins sans frontiers, internationally respected medical aid agency, just not so much here in America) were recycled pictures from Ethiopia 3, 2 and one decade ago. Then when that was refuted, and before they raised that Stupid Response again, the people of Haiti were blamed for their own misfortunes. As though their LEADERS had actually been empowered by popular vote instead of installed, against the expressed will of the People, by and for the profit of American Corporate Hegemony. Alternating with French Hegemony until the AmeriCorp bought out the French. We broke it, we supposedly bought it, right? That's the one of the irRationale for staying in Iraq and Afghanistan. (rationale is both plural and single, I checked, you didn't, kiss off) Of course, it's not the American Corporations who are Paying the bills "we" ran up by breaking all the pottery, although they seem to be getting quite a lot of public funding to manipulate the Public Army and the Public intelligence community and the public "rebuilding" campaign, which mostly consists of taking very expensive videos and photographs of Other People moving the shards around. Much the same way they're paid to watch and take pictures while other people bury the Dead "shards" in Haiti. Through public funding for their private "efforts". Some have seen fit to criticize my frequent use of Capitalization and italics and bold type and ComBinatiOns Of tHem but some people need a little help finding juicy nuggets amidst the kibble. Both are Nourishing Mind Food but the juicy bits are more fun. Sometimes. Some of the people have difficulty seeing, which is a condition with which I can easily relate. Others are just kind of inured to reading and hearing Bullshit from the likes of Glenn Beck and need a little help finding emphasis in NORMAL thoughts. It's not that Glenn Beck is mentally defective, it's what he's paid to say, in the Corporate anticipation of the Audience being mentally defective. In a way, though, the situation in Ethiopia and Haiti is the same case, revisited. "Conservative" (their own code word for Racist Right Wing Extremists) Pundits insist that black people are incapable of governing themselves so it's up to the Great White Father in Washington to guide and assist and let's face it, outright Rule Over the poor little darkie savages. But Ethiopia has for several occasions been the richest nation on earth and in cumulative time they managed to do it for longer than the Americas have actually experienced European Rule. Intermittently because the times Ethiopia has been devastatingly poor have been periods of colonial rule. Like the Romans exacting tribute from them, and in the past couple of centuries European and European-American Corporate Rule turning Their nation into Our plantation. Same with Haiti. When the U.S. went to war with Hawaii and deposed their "tyrannical"

Libertarian me-first values exemplified by face-stomping teabag Brownshirts

Move over RNC Kicker, Rand Paul preemptive-linebackers Tim Profitt and cohort Mike Pezzano have been identified as the "lead stomper" and protester-wrangler of yesterday's face-stomping video. MoveOn activist Lauren Valle was holding a sign meant to highlight Kentucky senate candidate Paul's corporate fealty when she was tackled to the ground by the teabag duo. Profitt's index finger pronounced, as he stepped off atop her head, that he meant the girl to read his Tea Party button literally: Don't Tread on ME. Maybe now is not the time to wonder if George Orwell has yet been wrong about anything. "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."

Tennessee Fire-Non-Fighters and the Bible

The language used by the fire-non-fighter is heavily ingrained indoctrination. There's a movement with some familiar names on the letterheads, spokesfreaks not leaders, Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, Malkin... people whose ambitions are to create an American Sha'ariah based on their own interpretation of the Word. Or more importantly how the words of the Word get translated into English. They believe that somehow King James was a Liberal. Rather than the really vicious killer he was, and point to speculations on his sexuality, which really doesn't make three quarters of a fat rats ass. The dude was a killer, that trumps any other social or moral consideration you could think of. But the contention is that the Shakespearian English, and they toss in the "Shakespeare was queer, you know" wink wink nudge nudge low-flying canard as evidence, used in the KJV 1611 was "effeminate". Oh, he's a lumberjack, he's okay. (so gay?) And they're actually Re-Writing the Bible to reflect what they think it should be. Nothing new there. Even by their own admission. Many of them cite the "Thou shalt not Kill" commandment, saying that "They" meaning, not the person speaking who is as ignorant of who "They" are as he is of the actual grammatical structure of Classical Hebrew, BUT "They" Apocryphally proved that it really should have said "Thou shalt not Murder" and thus place a distinction among the concepts of Killings not authorized by the King-du-jour and those which are authorized. AND then make the silly ass demand that WE, the "peasants", never question "Their" word on it. Does Hannity or Malkin or Beck or Jack van Impe or any single one of their Demented Demonic Disciples actually speak Classical Hebrew fluently? I've never met one who does and I've been in fundamentalist churches all my life. The same way the Lying Freaks say that They, and only They, can possibly know the Original Intent of the "Founding Fathers" who just by a coincidence aren't the ones who actually FOUGHT the revolution, but those Wealthy Landed Aristocrats who commanded it. And the sources of their Arcane-yet-Unquestionable Knowledge of the Constitution are the sources of the Religious Revisionists. Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich are also in their sorry lying ChickenHawk lot. But they're going to, just like the Fire-Non-Fighter, claim that somehow They have been given the revelation that Thou Shalt Not Kill is a grammatical error in a language none of Them even speaks. Apparently the concept has been sold to more than a few individuals. And it's Mighty Convenient if those who seek to rule over everybody else offer up their version of the Word of God as being the unquestionable basis of their so-called "Authority". God Himself hath verily told us through secret Revelation that we of course are not obligated to prove in any way, that YOU must bow down before us, and accept our Mighty Rule as surely as you would His, without question or dissent Nothing new there either. The contention against "bad" kings as opposed to

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