And This Is Happening Under The Obama Rule!!

FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

By Amy Goodman

Early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 24, FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota’s Twin Cities kicked in the doors of anti-war activists, brandishing guns, spending hours rifling through their homes. The FBI took away computers, photos, notebooks and other personal property. Residents were issued subpoenas to appear before a grand jury in Chicago. It was just the latest in the ongoing crackdown on dissent in the U.S., targeting peace organizers as supporters of “foreign terrorist organizations.”

Coleen Rowley knows about the FBI. She was a career special agent with the FBI who blew the whistle on the bureau’s failures in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks. Time magazine named her Person of the Year in 2002. A few days after the raids in her hometown of Minneapolis, she told me, “This is not the first time that you’ve seen this Orwellian turn of the war on terror onto domestic peace groups and social justice groups … we had that begin very quickly after 9/11, and there were Office of Legal Counsel opinions that said the First Amendment no longer controls the war on terror.”

Please continue to read on link.

Just like we needed people to take their blinders off with Bush, we need it now with Obama. Who would have thought he would go for something like this?!

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Tea & Crackers

By Matt Taibbi

Two choice paragraphs:

Scanning the thousands of hopped-up faces in the crowd, I am immediately struck by two things. One is that there isn’t a single black person here. The other is the truly awesome quantity of medical hardware: Seemingly every third person in the place is sucking oxygen from a tank or propping their giant atrophied glutes on motorized wheelchair-scooters. As Palin launches into her Ronald Reagan impression — “Government’s not the solution! Government’s the problem!” — the person sitting next to me leans over and explains.

“The scooters are because of Medicare,” he whispers helpfully. “They have these commercials down here: ‘You won’t even have to pay for your scooter! Medicare will pay!’ Practically everyone in Kentucky has one.”

IOW, “Get your hands off my healthcare, but pay for my hoveround!”

Read the rest at the link.

You can’t possibly convince me that this level of dumbfuckery can be successful, here.

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ARMY COVER-UP: Murder For Sport In Afghanistan

And THIS is what ticks me off. While we are supposed to blindly ( and you are bullied if you don’t) support our troops, this is what our troops are doing, basically ungoverned.


September 28, 2010 posted by Gordon Duff

Parents Of Soldier Say They Warned Army About Thrill Kill Sergeant

‘Crazy’ Sergeant Allegedly Continued Murdering Innocent Civilians


The allegations are reminiscent of the military’s darkest days in Vietnam.  Again, young GI’s caught up in a difficult war are accused of widespread drug use and the random killing of innocent civilians, apparently for sport or thrills. But the parents of one of the five soldiers charged with the premeditated murder of unarmed Afghans say that before one of the murders they tried to warn the Army and a U.S. Senator – and no one helped. Now their son, 20-year-old specialist Adam Winfield, is charged with taking part in a killing three months after the Winfield family tried to blow the whistle.


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This Ticks Me Off

This is the kind of thing that makes me just want to ignore politics altogether.

47 House Democrats side with GOP on taxes

Washington — Forty-seven House Democrats — enough to give Republicans a victory on taxes if the issue came to a vote — are breaking ranks with President Barack Obama by calling on party leaders to continue Bush-era tax cuts on investment income.

Of course the narrative will be “Obama sold us out, again”.

If these assholes can’t support ending tax cuts for bazillionaires I think the Democrats should just refuse to bring it up for a vote. Let ’em all expire. I’m tired of people who sit around and do nothing getting the best tax rate in America.

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Pure Evil

The senate tried to take up S. 3816, which will eliminate existing subsidies and tax breaks to companies that offshore & outsource jobs. The bill also contains provisions to grant subsidies to companies that create jobs in America. The legislation is titled ” Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act”.

The GOP and 5 Democrats (Nelson and LIEberman were two, of course) successfully blocked debate (the new, previously unheard of “60 vote threshold in effect since 2008) on this bill.

Penalizing companies that out source jobs to China and India, and rewarding companies that create American jobs. Seems like a no-brainer, to me.

Watch the media ignore this.

Seriously. This is an attack on Americans. I can’t fucking believe that the GOP is going to get away with blocking legislation that will stop the outsourcing of jobs, to the benefit of the very wealthiest and the great loss to average Americans, and a week from now if you ask “Joe Sixpack” about it he’ll say “Huh? I never heard about that. You made it up ‘just to defend Obama’, didn’t you?”.

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Survey: Americans don’t know much about religion

A new survey of Americans’ knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give the most basic tenets of their own faiths.

Shocking, I know…

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