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Wikileaks- US State Dept ties Haitian aid to acceptance of wage slavery

When the outgoing Haitian Govt insisted on the whopping huge $5 a DAY minimum wage instead of the three dollars a day being offered by the Corporate-owned U.S.A.I.D., their pet sellouts at State Dept, which has been trying to put a stranglehold on who does or does not do business with Haiti since, like, Forever, endorsed a U.S.A.I.D. report that Haiti wasn’t as badly harmed by the earthquake and thus, the Haitian people owe the aid money back.
Welcome to the Global Plantation.
I wonders, yes I does, how much Gov Scott Walker, Rep Paul Ryan, Gov LePage of Maine, Rick GoodHair of Texas, The Chambers of Commerce, and their Local Anti-worker ToolsTrained Monkeys like Paige, Patchsi, Janis Heuberger, Jeff Crank, Malkin, Tancredo, and the entire City Council, the Mayor and County Commissioners have in their own personal stock portfolios on this?
Slavery by low wage and high debt IS their main way of doing business.
How about it, anti-Union anti-Working Class PUNKS? Sound off on how morally superior and righteous you are in defense of Slavery.

Paperhanging and intensified targeting of Dark-Skinned Americans by DHS

So, predictably (thus, often predicted) Darker Skinned Americans are now, in an unofficially official manner, targeted by “law” Enforcement once more merely because of our “dark brooding menacing swarthy appearance”. A matter of Fear which often visits the Ruling Class. I used to experience it every summer during Revival Season, because some preachers like to pump up the “Jungle Fever” Hamites-and-other-persons-of-color-being-born-evil blatant racism. Get down from the trees and onto your knees routine. For a while, too, in Ft Worth and a shorter while in El Paso, I had a job called “paperhanging”, putting advertisements on doors. There’s a lot of semantics involved in all of this, phrases and words which mean far different things to different social groups.

When we put out the Grocery Store circulars, weekly, we typically had 3 and sometimes 4 different circulars, Safeway, Buddies, Affiliated, Piggly-Wiggly… because in that long gone era there actually would be that many “super”markets in walking distance of a persons house. And they didn’t have an in-store StarBuck$ or MacDonalds either. Mind you, this was when I was young and Dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

We would put the circulars on doors or, if there was a fence, hang them on the gatepost.

Semantics 101 here, “paperhanging” also refers to Installing Wallpaper, an almost forgotten trade. If done right you would have a better-than-painted appearance to your interior walls that would last decades. If done wrong it would be an invitation to roaches.
It’s also a slang term for deliberately writing No-Funds Checks, like the Bush Regime with their “Check is in the mail” lie where a Bond Issue, mostly to foreign governments and foreign corporations (who want their money back now) insteading of taxing the Very Rich in America, the ONLY group who benefit from the so-called “patriot” act and the “war on terror”, in order to fund those very expensive enterprises. Without the Rich Pigs who started and maintain them actually having to pay for them. Or so the promise goes.

So, on this job, I walked all day. In all kinds of weather, mostly hot and sticky weather, and in many different neighborhoods. Some were a pleasure in which to work, usually, surprise, Minority neighborhoods, where the people tended to be a little further Off-White in skin tone. They had their own community enforcement, still do actually, and in reality a rich person would be safer walking in such a neighborhood than a Working Class person would in a Wealthy Elitist Neighborhood.

Semantics 101: when Rich people mug Working Class people who wander into “their” enclaves it’s usually done by proxy, the Police.
If a Wealthy individual has a crime committed against him in a Working Class “minority” neighborhood it would probably be by some social misfit who doesn’t get along with his own neighbors either. The Working Class independent contractor criminal would probably only take the money and dope the Wealthy interloper has on his person. The Police in the Rich Neighborhood have the power to introduce the Working Clase “intruder” to weeks or months or years of beatings, sadistic behavior being directed at him and forced Slave labor. It’s a prolonged drawn-out Criminal Assault called “jail”.

In Hispanic neighborhoods you have a much easier time walking the papers, “paperhanging” because there’s a cultural aspect involving fences.
Lots of fences. Means you don’t have to walk up on the porch and put the circular on the doorknob. Since in order to make that Minimum wage + 10 cents an hour you had to walk fast. Climbing steps makes your day more difficult. And, in the “minority” neighborhoods, one of the things people like to do is with the landlords permission, putting on a security door.

Semantics 101: In a Wealthy Enclave they’re called “security doors”. In “Lower” class neighborhoods they’re called Barricades and the Police feel threatened by them, because it makes it more difficult for them to pull off a heavily armed Home Invasion whenever they damn well please and when one of their “fair and impartial” judges gives them the Search warrant.

Fences around the property make it easier to hang circulars because you basically have to only walk in a straight line from gate to gate. Much like the Postal Service with the curbside mailboxes. Which, incidentally, the Postal Service doesn’t buy for you, but which other persons are forbidden to use. You can’t put a message or advertisement in or anywhere near the Mail Box, it’s a $200 fine for each paper.

The police don’t like Fences in a Not-Rich neighborhood either, because in order to cross a fence-line you need a search warrant. Used to need, the “patriot” act threw out all the freedoms delineated in the Bill of Rights.

Semantics 101: This is called “fighting for your freedom” and you’re supposed to thank them for it

In a Rich Neighborhood it’s called a Gated Community.

The Not Rich Neighborhoods welcome the paperhangers because Not-Rich households depended on the circulars when planning out their food budget. Not only the money to spend at which stores on which products, but also to budget their time, walking (or gas money) and of course get the lowest prices offered. Residents would complain to the store managers if they DID NOT get their papers. When you’re Working Class, it IS that important.

A $5 transaction isn’t a “casual purchase”.

The Rich Neighborhoods would have the police shadow you. The Rich teenagers would cruise by in the expensive toys Mommy and Daddy bought them and scream out the window “Get a Job!”
Explaining to these Morons that you ARE working is out of the question, they’re too stupid to understand the concept.

The only appropriate response is to render the one-finger salute and make a short statement concerning the Morally Deficient Drug Addicted Congenitally Syphilitic Creatures who spawned them. But then they would go crying to their Pig protectors.

Semantics 101: When Rich people harass, insult, curse and threaten Workers it’s “harmless fun”. If you return the favor it’s “Making Terroristic Threats”, no matter what actually gets said beyond “Thank you, Sir, may I have another?” and licking their boots in apology for not being Born With A Silver Spoon like they were. That, by the way, has ALWAYS been enforced by the Police and Courts

Now, to tie it completely to the Theme du Jour.
When the Minions of the Very Rich (and coincidentally Lily White) like the “Tea Party Patriots” hang congressmen and even the President in Effigy, carry Machine Guns to presidential appearances, the president they have proclaimed their Racist Hatred of many times and many of their “comrades” have said should be shot or (as in the Mock-Lynching perpetrated by their Klan errr… “Independent and Non-Racist Patriotic Rally” in Plains Georgia not even a month ago, The Police actually protect them. Racist Pigs stick together.

When a Black person carrying supposedly First-Amendment protected literature is pulled from a train and Arrested because the Rich White “W” Worshipping Wimps on the train are Frightened by an Uppity black person who “talks back to them”. Or, in this case, talks to somebody else on a phone… setting off a Bedwetting Hissie Fit among the Right Wing Racists, not ONE of the Tea Party Patriots stands up and mentions the blatant injustice of those actions.

Yeah, they really really really Stand For Liberty. Bunch of lying Racist punks, if you ask me. Even if you don’t ask me, they’re a bunch of Racist Lying Punks.

That’s the type of Cowardice that the “war on terror” and “patriot act” fosters.

Calls for MORE racist profiling from the Right Wing Media like Fox News and even Channel 5, our NBC affiliate in town… from the Fascist Rag called the “Colorado Springs Gazette”. Why? Because they’re Cowards and easily manipulated. They need to collectively grow a set.

How ’bout it, Sean Paige, Doug Bruce, Jeff Crank? Are you punks going to actually stand for Liberty for the first time in your Mis-spent lives? I bet you won’t.

Anarchist “propaganda” equals “Terrorism..

At least according to News 5 and Department of Homeland Security. They pulled a bookseller off an Amtrak train on a report that he was talking terrorism over a cell phone, from the Frightened Brainwashed Cowards that are making up more and more af America, “Home of the Brave”? Hardly. A bookseller returning from an Anarchist Book Fair having Anarchist Books.

God Damn, America is being over-run by Chickenshits.

The News 5 anchors said “he DID have Anarchist propaganda.” So the Hell What? Somebody boarding a bus carrying the Gazette would have Fascist propaganda in his possession.

Wonder if Tea-Bagger supremes Sean Paige and Jeff Crank and Doug Bruce will step up and offer any defense to the person charged?

Oh, hell no. They won’t fight for anybody’s freedom, never did and NEVER will.

Sean Paige appointed to City Council

Here’s the plan. After the Tuesday noon RALLY AGAINST GREED on the city steps, dash up to the city council chambers where ex-Gazette editor, now Teabag charlatan, Sean Paige will be attending his first meeting. Before 1PM, sign up to speak during the public comment period, you’ll be allotted three minutes. What is there to say about Paige’s appointment over qualified candidates to replace Councilman Jerry Heimlicher? Just say “You’ve GOT to be freaking kidding me.” Leave a long pause as you look each of them in the eye. Repeat. Make it a long 3 minutes.

Right-wing KVOR radio goon tries to intimidate city council

Talk radio goonI snapped this photo at Monday’s city council meeting: A stringer for right-wing KVOR radio holds his microphone up to the chamber’s amplification system. Curiously, he only assumed this conspicuous stance when the council members were explaining their votes, and then, ONLY for those anticipated to speak against TABOR and its proponents.
 
As the councilmen vied to straddle the fence on the issue, this gentleman would slowly stand whenever someone’s reasoning appeared to vacillate against the interests of the anti-tax wingnuts, Local Liberty Action, and teabagger Sean Paige.

Weiss TABOR reform has votes to pass!

larry small john weissCOLORADO SPRINGS- I attended a COS city council meeting today, lured by the prospect that Vice Mayor Larry Small was going to call the CS Independent publisher a liar to his face.
 
I’m always excited at the prospect of differences of opinion reaching a level of incivility. Do we care about these issues? Or is it all about liking each other, regardless who’s oppressing whom? We gentlemen debaters, after all, are never those affected by the injustices in question.

To the city’s credit, Small made it a point at the very start of the meeting to make a public apology. He and John Weiss shook hands and that was that. What’s more, he cast his vote with Weiss’s proposal, a deciding vote, to put repeal of the city’s TABOR restrictions on the next ballot.

Small is not saying he’s for it, simply considering that it might be germane to consult the voters. Where it stands, the city council members declared their intentions on how they will vote tomorrow, and 5-4, they intend to back the proposal.

Without any name calling.

That said, some pyrotechnics can very easily be a bore. For example, there were grunts from the peanut gallery at this meeting, in particular from ex-editorial page tyrant Sean Paige. The silver-locked loudmouth, now shilling for Local Liberty Action, sat in the back and harrumphed as Weiss gave his reasons for reforming TABOR. Although Paige is no longer with the Gazette, I’ve seen him gesticulating at local Teaparty rallies. Like his Norquesque mentors, the editorial bully is set on strangling the baby in the bathwater.

How satisfying then to see Paige grovel before city council to urge them “not to throw [his TABOR] baby out with the bath water.”

Paige spoke as if “TABOR proponents” need to be consulted in any ongoing discussions about reforming it. Just because those idiots got the law passed, and doomed municipalities to impoverished services, who is to say their voice should have a grandfather clause? Here’s a chance for city council to hear the cries of outrage from Colorado Springs residents who want the damn thing repealed. They want their public services back.

TABOR was an initiative which asserted that a citizen couldn’t trust their representatives with tax dollars. What does it mean to have councilmen say they “believe in TABOR.” They know they shouldn’t be trusted? Did they run for election on that slogan?

Here’s a chance for the city pols to grab the reins. What else are they supposed to be deciding at their jobs?

And they took it, with four dissenting opinions. First, Bernie Herpin, who doesn’t see any reason to rush to address TABOR’s ratchet lunacy.

Another no vote comes from Jerry Heimlicher. The meeting’s highlight was Councilman Jerry Heimlicher’s kiss-fest with Sean Paige. Let Westside voters who rejected Democrat Dave Gardner as an alternative, note what Heimlicher can be very obstinate when he’s decided he’d rather give in to the Teabaggers.

Two more NOs came from Glen and Purvis. Purvis took the chance to compare proponent Richard Skorman’s voice to the sound of a belt sander. He explained how Skorman had interrupted his weekend of fixing his deck.

Tom Gallagher was the councilman who brought the issue for his colleagues to decide. He spoke about how incredulous it was that he was siding with Weiss on an issue, and hesitated greatly to defy his conservative friends. “I live on their side of the playing field.” But he lead the support. With Hente, Small, Martin and Rivera joining him.

Did I say Rivera? Yes.

We all looked at each other in surprise, but there it was, Mayor Lionel Rivera saying he thought it was a capital idea to give the citizens of the city the last word on whether to reform TABOR.

Scott Hente made the day’s most noteworthy remark. He thanked the assembled crowd for having upheld a civil discourse. He was impressed that it was unlike the many town hall meetings he’s been seeing on the news. I took this to be acknowledgment that he recognized the sawdust floor populism emanating from Sean Paige’s back corner.

Tea Party Tax Revolt ignorance-mongers rally their usual Republican supporters

COLORADO SPRINGS- The corporate media led by Fox News, local talk radio led by KVOR, and the Gazette editorial page itself, herded their red sheep into Acacia Park today for lunch-time speeches full of hate, ignorance, and good old-fashioned unapologetic self-interest. They didn’t understand my sign, but knew enough to scowl.
Bunch of Republican dim wits who blame their troubles on the poor

Gazette representative Maria St. Louis-Sanchez was live-blogging the event, sitting on the ground beside the stage, which gave her an appropriate lack of perspective for the coverage she intended. For example, this online exchange:

12:33 [Comment From Guest] Is it basically an all white gathering?

12:34 Tough to tell. There seems to be a good mix of people here.

Oh my goodness. The crowd was ALL WHITE! With the lonely exception of deposed-councilman Ed Jones, who delighted the crowd when he proclaimed he was not an African American, he was an American, and derided those critics who would call him an “Uncle Tom.” The crowd cheered Jones, there were even chants exhorting him to run for governor. But if this had been nightfall, and one depression earlier, this is the mob that would have lynched him.

And I’m inclined to imagine that had Jones been Hispanic American, judging from the anti-immigrant rhetoric, they would have jumped him in broad daylight today.

tax day tea party white male

Richard Randall

These were ugly Americans, led by their representative uglies, hate-radio DJ Richard Randall, representative Doug “Porky” Lamborn, the illiterate Quixote Douglas Bruce and business-homophobe Ed Bircham. All pure archetypes of disgruntled white males.

The demographics in my estimation were all white, mostly male, with ugly carved into everyone’s faces from years of being disagreeable and bitter. And a plentiful predominance of pasty obesity.

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