Friday, November 27, 2015

Terrorism in America

Terrorists have struck again in America. The TV talking heads wont name it, but that is exactly what it is. Religious Zealots, white (always white) rightwing zealots, "sovereign citizen" paranoiacs, these are the terrorists that kill here. George Tiller was murdered in the name of God by these jihadists. OKC was bombed by them. And we are told to fear refugees.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Democratic Socialism

Bernie Sanders is giving a big speech today explaining what he means when he says "Democratic Socialism". Vox has the full text. It is a must read.

And [Franklin D Roosevelt] acted. Against the ferocious opposition of the ruling class of his day, people he called economic royalists, Roosevelt implemented a series of programs that put millions of people back to work, took them out of poverty and restored their faith in government. He redefined the relationship of the federal government to the people of our country. He combatted cynicism, fear and despair. He reinvigorated democracy. He transformed the country.

And that is what we have to do today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Just because you're paranoid...

Doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you. It turns out that the KOCH assholes have their own private NSA. This shouldn't surprise anyone. These Facist-Capitalist bastards are planning a complete take over of the United States.  Spending billions on buying elections has not given them complete power yet. We can sort of guess what comes next.  Those dollars have gone a long way. Hell, they even bought a Supreme Court Decision.

Can Koch mercenaries be too far off?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Notorious RBG

The New York Times has a great article about the massive Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It's a must read!

This is the irony of Justice Ginsburg’s having become a pop culture icon, inspired by her fiery dissents to the conservative majority opinions. Young women have tattooed themselves and painted their nails with the justice’s face. They’ve created tributes in needlepoint, clay, T-shirt and Lego.
Justice Ginsburg has been depicted as an avenging angel smiting her enemies, with two middle fingers up in the air, and as a warrior Athena inked on the arm of more than one feminist. (The justice, generally amused by all this, has told me that she thinks the tattoos go too far.) Spend enough time looking at this fan art and you can get the impression that she is a sort of judicial Carrie Nation, hacking at injustice with a hatchet.