June 25, 2010 archive

AG Holder prosecutes ACORN! WTF? War Criminals, Corporate Crime, not so much

    War Crimes of the Bush/Cheney era? Nah. Rampant Corporate crime on Wall St? Meh. The deaths of 11 workers on an exploding oil rig in the Gulf due to probably criminal negligence and the worst enviro-disaster in US history? Boor-ing. Oooh, ACORN? Now we are talking!

Obama’s Attorney General continues to vigorously prosecute Acorn? Will Van Jones be Next?

    The Attorney General’s office refuses to explain to ACORN’s attorneys why it continues to vigorously prosecute this case. In fact, the government’s attorneys refuse talk to ACORN’s attorneys other than on matters of procedure.

If only BP or Goldman Sachs had attempted the heinous crime of helping register poor minorities to vote, then maybe AG Holder would do something about them.


More kabuki below the fold.

Wild Wild Left Radio #70 Cmdr Jeff Huber on General “Chess” & Afghanistan

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Jeff will be analyzing the dismissal of General McChrystal and the replacement with General Petraeus and its possible portends for our theater in Afghanistan. He will also try and shed light on the Naval escalation in the Red Sea, as we join Israel in threatening Iran.

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De-Reaganization: America’s only hope

It is painfully obvious to any educated observer that the proper role of the US Government in the current economic crisis is to act as the employer of last resort. The Obama administration should act immediately and vigorously to create government-funded jobs for the millions of unemployed engineers, administrators, technicians, and clerks whose jobs have been outsourced by predatory corporations, and whose dwindling incomes are the root cause of the deflationary spiral afflicting our economy. Unfortunately, the potent ideological legacy of Ronald Reagan is proving to be an enormous obstacle to the restoration of common sense and economic equilibrium.

Thus, before sanity and prosperity can return to America, we must De-Reaganize our political culture. Just as the Soviet Union went through the painful process of De-Stalinization by revealing the horrors committed by that miserable dictator, America needs to cure itself of the delusions of Reaganomics. Americans need to learn how Reagan taught our people to hate and distrust our own government. This hatred has spread and flourished to the degree that malevolent corporations are literally destroying our nation – through ecocide, endless war, and relentless exporting of jobs and industries.

News at Noon

From Reuters

Kyrgyz troops vote in first stage of referendum

By Maria Golovina

June 25, 2010

Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) – Kyrgyz soldiers voted on Friday in the first stage of a referendum to create the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia, two weeks after ethnic clashes killed more than 250 people.

Nearly 2,000 soldiers filed into polling booths in a university in Osh, epicenter of the bloodshed, two days before the main round of voting which the interim government hopes will cement its rule of the poor but strategic country.

“The boys are voting today so they can be on high alert on election day,” said Abdykalyk Boltabayev, a local election commission official.

Docudharma Times Friday June 25

Friday’s Headlines:

Pakistan Is Said to Pursue a Foothold in Afghanistan

Where are the women to rock the music industry?


House-Senate panel works to move financial regulation bill to Obama

Q&A: Did U.S. reject foreign help on gulf oil spill cleanup?


Parcel bomb kills Greek security minister’s aide

Revealed: How ‘zero-grazing’ is set to bring US-style factory farming to Britain

Middle East

Egypt’s denial of police brutality in Khalid Said death spurs fresh protest

Dubai’s ambitions soar with new airport


Korean war 60 years on: Haven in South for young defectors from North

Campaigners dismiss Bhopal compensation as insufficient


The African paradox: Big players, shame about the teams

Deadlock over Zimbabwe ‘blood diamond’ trade

Muse in the Morning

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The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.

–Bodhidharma, Treatise on the Two Entrances and Four Practices

Phenomena II: enticing


Semantic String Theory

Letters are scrambled

syllables sewn together

words aligned

into strings

thoughts condense

out of nothingness

and are arranged

into meaning


they vibrate

with Truth

–Robyn Elaine Serven

–February 3, 2008

Late Night Karaoke


Millions of US Tax $ funding the Taliban every week! ARE YOU F$%KING KIDDING ME?

End this fucking war NOW!

Private security contractors protecting the convoys that supply U.S. military bases in Afghanistan are paying millions of dollars a week in “passage bribes” to the Taliban and other insurgent groups to travel along Afghan roads, a congressional investigation released Monday has found.

The alleged payments, which are reimbursed by the U.S. government, help fund the very enemy the U.S. is attempting to defeat and renew questions about the U.S. dependence on private contractors, who outnumber American troops in Afghanistan, 130,000 to 93,000.


Bold text added by the diarist

  So taxpayer money is funding contractors in Afghanistan who in turn fund THE TALIBAN with US Government reimbursable bribe money.



More areyoufuckingkiddingme below the fold

Works So Well In Pakistan, So On To US- Mexican Border & Gulf


The future is now.   Got some crazy, yellow Gasden snake flag flying neighbors, who are arming themselves for the 2nd Coming ? Is your Congressman or Senator a birther, or just an exuberant alien exporter?

How would you like the Tea Party or the uber right wing of the CIA telling Homeland Security where to deploy these next ?

With Nixon, it was the  National Guard.

With Obama, during an election year, one day after sacking his Afghan general,  it’s the   Drones.

Orange Beach Alabama

via UK Guardian:

Delicate patterns in the sea breaking on Orange Beach, Alabama, more than 90 miles from the BP oil spill, cannot distract from the mess four to six inches deep on parts of the shore

Photographer: Dave Martin/AP

Orange Beach Alabama – 90 Miles From BP’s Well

via UK Guardian:

Delicate patterns in the sea breaking on Orange Beach, Alabama, more than 90 miles from the BP oil spill, cannot distract from the mess four to six inches deep on parts of the shore

Photographer: Dave Martin/AP