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Best Presidental Quote EVER

Better than Nixon saying (as Vice President) "you won't have Dick Nixon around anymore" Of course he lied. Later he said "I am not a crook!" Again, he perjured. 53251

Deadliest motorcycle “gang” in Waco shoot-out was not Bandidos, Cossacks, Scimitars, or Vaqueros. It was police.

Was the Waco Shoot-out a gunfight between rival gangs or an ambush laid by law enforcement? Police are monopolizing the testimony but the evidence suggests a barroom brawl became a pretext to kill or arrest club officers, essentially grassroots organizers, now charged with "organized crime". Investigators can litter the crime scene with brass-knuckles, knives and wallet chains, but the shell casings are going to be police issue. Motorcycle headlights were on, indicating club members were trying to leave. Police claim that the brawlers redirected their fire toward officers, but did that happen while the bikers were trying to ride off? Because riding requires both hands. This gangland "shoot-out" was a St Valentine's Day Massacre executed by cops.   [5/20 Update: HA! The nine casualties died of gunshot wounds, sustained outside the restaurant. No shell casings were found around the bodies. Eight of the nine were Cossacks. The eighteen wounded are not expected to be charged. So much for the narrative that gangs were fighting each other, or that Bandidos were the aggressors.] 43153

Good riddance, Rick Perry

Just one week after defending the actions of US soldiers who were pissing on corpses of Afghans and laughing about it and filming it, Rick Perry has had to withdraw from the race to get the Republican nomination for President. Perry defends Marines accused of urinating on corpses Good riddance, Rick. It would be nice if the state of Texas would get rid of you, too.

The headline reads “Perry linked to KKK – Shocking secrets!”

But it was on the National Enquirer. Granted, they have far more journalistic integrity and standards than FOX but, still, they have the reputation now as a gossip paper obsessed with which celebrities have the best dressed children and such. And their past reputation hasn't quite worn off either, the "I saw Elvis in a UFO" type of paper. I don't know if he's directly a member of The Klan, what would surprise me on that count is that he would have the necessary taste for personal violence they require. Where he has the status and reputation of being a ChickenHawk like Bush. That the Republican party is the "drug of choice" for Klan members is hardly a secret. The ones who left the Democratic Party en masse first when Truman signed the order de-segregating the Army and those who were still not convinced that overt racism was becoming Tabu in the DP. Until Johnson signed Civil Rights acts. Their official motto is "I didn't leave the Democrats, the Democratic Party left ME!" Strangely, the Republican Party, which mumbled a harsh tsk-tsk'ing to the Klan on some occasions, welcomed into their party a huge group of former Dixiecrats whose reason for leaving was that

Reapportionment: the Texas Miracle comes to Denver

So aside from moving polling places without advance notice, threatening college Kids with their parents being arrested if the vote, telling voters they need to re-register to be eligible to vote in a mail-in 2 days before the registration deadline and 2 day AFTER the ballots were mailed... and that's just local... The Thief Party has, in an Orwellian joke about "increasing" minority representation, given more voting clout to the Ignorant Redneck Racists, who I sadly have to admit are my fellow Texas immigrants. (mostly) 26062

English, language of self-enslavement

One of the best outcomes of having grown up in a Hispanic dominated culture, El Paso, Texas, having Hispanic and Mexican (from Mexico) friends and family, and speaking the language... is that I can spot and counter all the pure BULLSHIT that racist organizations like the "TeaBags" and their sponsors like Dumfox Noose tell their poorly educated followers. 25892

Shit I learned in school

...because, really, I DO believe there's a deliberate sabotage of Public Education being done simply by handing a "liberal" program over to be administered by "conservatives". In 7th grade in Texas you're taught Texas History. Some of it would be almost unrecognizable from a Yankee point of view. For instance, we were taught that the Civil War wasn't about slavery, it was about State's Rights. State's Rights to spend civic money and exercise military and police powers to enforce slavery. We were also told, and I have reason to believe that it's gotten worse, we were told that the Slaves were well treated, given decent food and housing, and Medical Care. Happy Days on de ol' Plantation wif all de Darkies singin' and happy and de Massa jes' lubbin all of dem! O, de sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home it's summer and the darkies are gay... You smile and laugh and sing because the Massah would beat you and maybe have you killed if you indicated any dissatisfaction with the arrangement. It's that simple. The Slaves were all Happy and Content and Well Treated... so why do the Corporate Slaveholders of the Modern Plantation, the ones who advance this bald-face lie about how good

BP Says “top-kill” worked, but drilling wells right next to it

Supposedly to ease the pressure. How about THIS supposition instead. BP trashed the ocean very thoroughly, the bottom-up killoff of marine life is in progress, the species that are being more than merely decimated provide the food for every other life form. There's an investigation supposedly happening in the area of the well collapse. An investigation BP has stalled for months by "fumbling" around "trying" to stop the oil. Knowing full well that in doing so they were stomping all around the Crime Scene. Which is what it IS. Even cutting out the obvious crime of destroying what looks like the damn how to put this? OK so I'll put it where a Far Right Profit-is-God Money Worshiper like Rush Limbaugh can understand. Economic crime in the theft of Trillions. 19418

Panama Banana say that three times real fast…

But there was a strike against the Government run Banana Industry which unlike the traditional "Banana Republic" isn't a government owned by the Banana Industry. Close enough though, they're bought and Paid (on long credit terms) for by American Fat-Cats who believed and their descendants still do that their money and American (not Rich) soldiers providing the Assassinations necessary to maintain that money entitles them to own the whole world. Especially those nations physically closest to our Arbitrarily assigned borders. By the way, Corporate Warfare and Corporate Welfare are two of the key components of Fascism. The government forces attempted to take the Union leaders prisoner, and killed two union members and wounded 120 others (by Government count) three of whom are in hospitals in comas. And under arrest. Probably for violently attacking a Police Billy Club or Gun Muzzle with their foreheads. Repeatedly throwing their heads under the stomping Jack-boots of the Police even after being handcuffed. The workers, Indigenous people mostly, (that's code for "held in perpetual povertyslavery on the basis of Race" by the way) responded by taking 4 of the cops prisoner. Only the Right Wing code for that is "hostages". One of the causes of

Latest BP offer: Fire the employees who wear protective gear while cleaning up their toxins

Because it looks bad on television reports if people around the world see that their Toxic Waste is actually Toxic Waste. There's more to it than just threatening their (Temporary) Workers, those who are being forced to choose between risking their lives for the Good Image of BP and starving, losing their homes, money and eventually their freedom. There are unenforceable laws on the books in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida that make it illegal to be unemployed and in debt, and they're punishable by confinement at Hard Labor. Meaning, they'll be GIVEN, with no charge to the company, as Slaves, administered by BP affiliate corporations like WackenHut and Corrections Corporation of America. Private prisons built partly with Inmate Slave Labor by another Affiliate Corporation, Halliburton KBR. 18534

A year later, Brisea Flores still dead, Minutemen still unpunished.

That would include the three trigger pullers, and also their accomplices, including their Fellow Travellers in the Ku Klux Klan, the American National Socialist White Person's Party, the Tea Party and the Republican Party. The listed groups have common leadership and even at the Astroturf Roots level, common members. This RACIST murder of two Americans, one of them a CHILD of 9 years, is being denied as such, by the Tea Party and their ilk... but it's THEIR racism that enables murders and other hate crimes. The Hate Speech of the Republican and Tea Party spokesPukes at Fox News. One of their highly paid liars actually ran for Vice President recently. To celebrate the anniversary of the event, albeit a week and a half late, Racist Border Patrol THUGS murdered a teenager in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, firing from the "American" side of the border. 17908

Fox can now re-add climate change denial to their Daily Spews

BP of course. "Show me the oil" "Oil? What Oil?" (though the Republican governors of the Gulf states are shitting white about what's happening, their anointed mouthpieces at Fox still insist on downplaying it). But to the Nonexistent eco-disaster of the poisoning of the ocean (and a third of the waters of the world were turned to blood and all that lived within the sea died) (Did somebody ask for a religious perspective? No? Got one anyway didn't we.) We get to add the Nonexistent Climate Change that the Fox Propagandists loudly denounced especially this winter) is going to Not Produce twice as many named tropical storms and 75% more hurricanes this year than normal. In Fox-speak, this was Not Announced this morning by NOAA, who were set up and funded through such Liberal institutions as the Military and the Shipping Industry. Oh, and for a big bonus, these non-existent hurricanes won't be in the Gulf where the Other non-existent hurricanes never were either. This of course won't affect the non-existent environmental rescue operations that aren't going on all along the Gulf coast. Did somebody say "Katrina"? 17550

Be prepared, BP best plan not so good

Not that it comes as any kind of surprise. They hope, with the containment to cut the daily poison gusher to 15%. Which would be what, 10 times the original report? BP gets to replace the ONE well with 5 others. Excusez moi, add five more, as "bleeders" but only to ease the pressure, not in any way to have a 500% increase in the number of wells they were allowed on that one lease. They'll also get to pump 85% capacity without ANY regulation or for that matter oversight.Heavy Sigh... they'll also get to destroy evidence in the process. Who knows, in the coming months they might be able to keep bullshitting the regulators, such as they be, into letting them "stabilize" the wells with even more and more wells. Wouldn't that be a pleasant reward for their malfeasance? Matriarchal incest mongers. They get to rape Mother Earth on Mother's Day.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place, Slave Labor + Corporate Welfare = Warfare

Since all available national resources are being called in to fight what's the worst unnatural disaster and getting worse, to smite us in a long while, it pays to recognize one huge fact. The equally Corporate Welfare To The Oil Industry wars against Afghan and Iraqi people (for Corporate Profit-not "freedom") and the beneficiaries of this hastily pulled in Public Largesse, an Oil Corporation, BP, which presumably has more corporate money available than the entire U.S. Government does, is "big-assing" us on the subject of actually having to eventually repay the U.S. and State governments... 16375

Hysterical Revisionist Virginia Tea Party attempts another test of Anti-Smart Bomb Strategy, EPIC FAIL!

As we approach the Sesquicentennial (150 years) of the Civil War (massive contradiction in terms) the Commonwealth of Virginia attempted to pass off a "Confederate History Month" with no mention whatsodamnever of slavery. Even with decades of attempting to show that display of the Confederate Southern Cross battle flag (not an official confederate national flag, incidentally) is somehow not a symbol of Racism.   (These colors don't run... A God-Damn thing.) 15829

We’ll all be neo-know-sumpin’ Texans

The conservative majority of the Texas Board of Education thinks school textbooks are "skewed" too much toward education. They want social studies to smile more favorably on Neoclassical Economics, America's Christian heritage, and the legacy of today's Neocons. Does it matter if Texas children are being taught dillwad propaganda? Well, the Texas school system is such a quantity buyer, scholastic publishers tailor national texts to conform to Texas know-nothing standards. 15434

Gov Rick GoodHair issues first Texas posthumous pardon. Mighty white of him

To Tim Cole. Convicted of Rape, died in prison from an asthma attack in 1999... 13 years after being wrongfully convicted, and 4 years after a confession from the Real rapist cleared him. How very kind of Mr Perry to say "OOPS..!" I haven't looked into it but since Mr GoodHair was a prosecutor (small time thief and pig) before becoming the Big Time Thief he is today, he might have had a hand in convicting Mr Cole... and definitely had a hand in keeping him locked up in one of the Texas sweatboxes, where prisoners with Asthma are subjected to the combinations of dust, heat, and no access to their rescue inhalers. 15139

Tea Party Express bypasses Colorado

COLORADO lost some of its square state stature today when the national teabaggers tour bus took a turn in Albuquerque and went south. The Tea Party Express is headed to DC to protest health care reform, but its two week schedule is going to exclude Rocky Mountain crackers. Coloradans feel the mouth-breathers down our necks everyday, but this marks an evolutionary shift, as ideological cul-de-sac becomes dead end.

You know you’re in Texas when

--when the bas relief of the Dumas TX motel waffle iron is oddly asymmetric. You study the strange edges in the dim light of the breakfast area with a growing suspicion, but flipping the heated iron over, following the instructions, you see someone's presumed you wanted a waffle the image of Texas.

GOP campaign worker says she was branded by black male Obama supporter

Should we be surprised that a McCain campaign worker would carve a "B" in her cheek and claim twas an Obama supporter who did it? (But no surprise she didn't think to reverse the mirror image.) Fortunately Pittsburgh police have skepticism for white women who claim they've been attacked by 6ft 4in black males. Although both John McCain and Sarah Palin called to express their concern. This sort of thing used to lead to lynching. Is that what the GOP will incite next? 5221

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