May 14 2011
The Ron Paul rEVOLution Marches On.
Today Congressman Ron Paul, the truthteller who correctly predicted the financial collapse before anyone else, correctly forcasted the collapse of the U.S. Dollar, attacked the tyranny of the crooked Federal Reserve Monopoly long before it became fashionable, and has long opposed the corrupt War and World Empire policies for decades has announced his candidacy for President in 2012.
“We have an ELITE in this country that wants to interfere in everyone else’s affairs. And it does nothing over the long term except get people killed and hurt the United States.”
–Michael Sheuer, Former CIA Counter-Terrorism Chief, Feb 15, 2011
“It is no coincidence that the Century of Total War in this Country coincided with the Century of Central Banking [ the Elite ].”
–Congressman Ron Paul, President 2012
An article appeared today in The Huffington Post with some key observations:
“In most things that matter, Obama is not even Bush-lite: he’s more like Bush-plus.
I’m not questioning his moral intent, but simply looking around me at New Wars, continuation of laws that remove Americans’ basic rights, mass transfer of wealth from the working man to the large subsidized groups, including financial corporations and unions, that fund the old political game.
The old, tired, self-defeating left-right paradigm of American politics is about two teams that want to shape the world in one way or another. The unstated assumptions shared by both sides, does more to undermine practically the principles gifted by the nation’s Founding Fathers than any other single political structure in the USA — except perhaps the Federal Reserve, which acts secretly and without political accountability.
Ron Paul transcends the left-right pseudo-divide. He is almost unique in that he doesn’t want to make a country of the left, or a country of the right. Unlike every other politician, he doesn’t need me to agree with him on anything — except that I should be free to decide on what to agree or disagree with him about.
It is this true freedom that, paradoxically (given how most of us disagree about most things) promotes true unity, as division arises only when some people feel imposed upon by others.
The huge movement behind Paul is demographically diverse, and has attracted people who used to think that they were on the left, as well as people who used to think they were on the right — before they found out that what really matters, and what America was designed to preserve, is bigger than both left and right.”
Article Link: Ron Paul and the Love Revolution of 2012
2012: Change You Can Believe In!!!
The Big Corporate Monopolies quake in their shoes at the thought of a Ron Paul Presidency. He would end all the taxpayer funded subsidies (theft) to Large Multinational Corporations, The Defense Industry, Wall Street Banks, and the Oil Industry. He would clear the decks of crooked crony Capitalism thereby creating an environment with increased Competition under which small businesses and consumer-friendly business could finally thrive, and real economic growth and innovation would return. For once finally there would be no Goldman Sachs cabinet, no J.P. Morgan cabinet, no Halliburton cabinet, no Central Bank Monopoly cabinet, no NEOCON cabinet.
The Policy Argument!
Watch this video several times.
His responses are brilliant and get to the root cause of our Nation’s problems.
Mar 06 2011
Saturday Night Live’s most underrated comedian?
I’m not quite sure why Jim Breuer didn’t get more air time and recognition on Saturday Night Live during his brief 2.5 year stint, but he may just be the most underrated of all SNL performers in their history.
This guy is as funny as Dana Carvey, Tina Fey, Mike Meyers, Martin Short, or any other star that has performed there, and he is waayy funnier, and more creative than Eddie Murphy is or ever was.
Jim Breuer Part 1
Jim Breuer Part 2
I’m not sure how this guy slipped through the radar.
Feb 14 2011
Senator Mike Gravel has done it again. The one guy in all of Congress who had the balls to read out loud “The Pentagon Papers” into the public record (risking his life, when it was still classified, top-secret material), and began a chain of events that led to both the end of the Vietnam War, and also Richard Nixon’s self-destruction and Impeachment, is back in the public square.
That’s right, not only is he back but Mike Gravel is the President of The United States, on a new TV show called: “I Like Mike“. It is not yet known what station will carry it, or what time on TV it is going to be scheduled on TV, but there is already a very detailed Web Site setup about the show that describes a lot of information (you can even invest in the actual show) — see: I Like Mike TV — so I assume this is a real project that’s really going forward.
Feb 08 2011
I’ve always liked Mavericks.
No, not the kind of phony, self-appointed, faux “mavericks” like: John McCain, Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, etc, who are really nothing more than pro-War, pro-Corporatist, pro-Bankster, pro-NAFTA…..status-quo shills in disguise.
But the original thinkers, the creative minds….be it: Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, etc. Those rare voices that aren’t afraid to tear down the Sacred Cows of U.S. Corruption and speak truth to power. My how they stick out a mile away when they get the rare chance to debate on TV. The truth is sometimes, well … shocking.
Well along comes freshman Senator Rand Paul, and he has already broken all the rules and published this thoughtful, and very substantive policy proposal in the Wall Street Journal. Key Excerpts:
A Modest $500 Billion Proposal
By Rand Paul
My spending cuts would keep 85% of government funding and not touch Social Security or Medicare.
The first thing to note here is the seriousness of the proposal. This is:
Not a $35 Billion dollar cut…Not a $50 Billion dollar cut…Not a $75 Billion dollar cut … but a $500 Billion dollar cut.
The second and most remarkable point here is that Rand Paul has the compassion, unlike Barack Obama and his catfood for Seniors Alan Simpson run “Deficit Commission”, to leave untouched Social Security and Medicare — while focusing on the big ticket Sacred Cows that all Republicans and most all Democrats dare not speak ill of.
A $500 Billion dollar cut with Social Security and Medicare untouched!
This alone puts Barack Obama’s own “deficit cutting” efforts as both 1) pathetic in significance, and 2) on the wrong moral side of the equation by comparision.
So where does Rand Paul want to cut?
Let us continue…..Rand?
One of Commerce Department’s main functions is delivering corporate welfare to American firms that can compete without it. My proposal would scale back the Commerce Department’s spending by 54%, and eliminate corporate welfare.
My proposal would also cut wasteful spending in the Defense Department. Since 2001, our annual defense budget has increased nearly 120%. Even subtracting the costs of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, spending is up 67%. These levels of spending are unjustifiable and unsustainable.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates understands this and has called for spending cuts, saying “We must come to realize that not every defense program is necessary, not every defense dollar is sacred or well-spent, and more of everything is simply not sustainable.”
Sadly, the “Democrat” in power, Barack Obama, would never agree to cutting these Sacred Cows of government waste enumerated by Rand Paul to this degree, and instead place the focus on putting Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block. So who’s really on the side of the American public here?
Feb 02 2011
Putting political pressure on President Obama from the Left may not produce any miracles, but actions such as this is, in of itself, a show of solidarity from the Democratic Base carrying the yet to ever be considered message that we are a force to be reckoned with.
And that must be our goal if the policies of our Country are ever going to change.
I was pleased to see this article from www.rawstory.com announcing a petition opposing support for President Obama until he stops his Global Warfare mass violence, his bankrupt Foreign Occupations, and his criminal record on Human Rights (no different than Bush-Cheney). Excerpts below:
Hundreds of liberal organizers and anti-war activists have signed a petition pledging to oppose President Barack Obama’s renomination in 2012 unless he reverses course in Afghanistan and pushes for significant cuts to military spending.
“We vow not to support President Barack Obama for renomination for another term in office, and to actively seek to impede his war policies unless and until he reverses them,” the pledge reads.
From former high-ticket lawmakers to ex-intelligence officials to veterans advocates, the petition (available here) has garnered the support of a multitude noted figures, including Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, retired FBI agent Coleen Rowley, and 2006 US Senate candidate Jean Hay Bright.
“We wanted to express our willingness to take a stand,” said seasoned anti-war activist David Swanson, the creator of the pledge, in an interview with Raw Story. The signatories, he added, declared their “absolute unwillingness to support Obama” unless he “takes on the war machine.”
“Half of what we wanted to do was simply to inform people of what’s been happening for the past two years,” Swanson said, referring to the growing military budget, the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan and misconceptions about the end of the Iraq war. “People, to a huge extent, don’t even now what’s going on.”
“So our goal is to pressure him or to replace him, but certainly also to educate people.”
More information about the pledge can be found here. The actual pledge itself is located at: http://warisacrime.org/petitio…
Jan 23 2011
As The State Of The Union approaches, it is interesting that just recently Dick Cheney endorsed President Obama’s conduct of U.S. Foreign Policy: Endless Bloodshed, Endless Futile Foreign Occupations, Prediator Drone Mass-Murder, Indefinite Gulag Detentions, CIA Torture Renditions, No Legal system (termination of Habeas Corpus), Criminalizing Whistleblowers, Assassinations, War Profiteering Corruption, etc. — the final proof of the depths of treachery, depravity, and global tyranny that Obama has aggressively promoted and protected.
You’d think that giving us a Dick Cheney Foreign Policy, and a Mitt-Romney Health Insurance sentence, and a reverse robin-hood Bush-Reagan Tax Policy would be enough rightward, reactionary policy betrayal by Obama, but no. We will soon hear about Obama’s coming plans for stripping away at Social Security, as he continues to appoint and surround himself with Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Robber Barons when formulating his “public policy” on economics.
Cutting the Debt is, in truth, an important priority for a Country awash in runaway $16 Trillion Dollar Debt — a number impossible to repay — and which threatens the solvency and legitmacy of the U.S. Dollar. But there is a right way to do that, and a wrong way to do that.
If Obama had any brains, he would stop wasting away Trillions of Dollars on futile, corrupt Foreign Occupations and U.S. mass murder (which has also directly killed more Americans than any “terrorist” ever did, ever could, or ever would).
Instead Obama is going to strip away at Social Security — something that George W. Bush could not do, but under the cover of “bipartisanship” Obama will do.
What hope does this Country have left? None whatsoever, if we keep supporting Corporatist-Neocon Democrats like Obama, and their unholy GOP counterparts (God Bless America).
But as the 2011-2012 Presidential process begins to get underway, there is one coalition that could offer some real honesty, and some real solutions to our very real problems:
The Only Hope We Have Left
While neither man could win on his own, the combination of Nader and Paul together represent a true left-right “bipartisan” coalition that would be based finally on putting the priorities of ordinary people first, and the priorities of Corporate Oligarchs where they belong — dead on arrival.
It’s time to back such a coalition.
Dec 24 2010
Dec 12 2010
You may recall that Richard Nixon’s declared “enemy” was Daniel Ellseberg, who released “The Pentagon Papers” that finally brought to public light the lies, corruption, and futility behind the Vietnam War. Nixon was so pissed about this, that he formed his own private CIA-hit team, called “The Plumbers”, made up of CIA “Bay Of Pigs” assassins (and Kennedy assassination participants), E. Howard Hunt, Frank Sturgis, etc. to go around and ensure that any leaks were plugged up. Of course, the Daniel Ellsberg burglary, and the Watergate break in then followed, which led to Nixon’s own downfall — something today’s Congress would let pass by without a thought, in the today’s unspeakable age where: Human torture and preemptive War are good things in eyes of The United States Government (as long as we’re the ones doing it, or Israel, or the British Oligarchy, or Saudi Arabia).
Well the Pentagon Papers of today, are WikiLeaks, and guess who’s side President Obama is on? That’s right, the same side as Richard Nixon.
Obama made a public statement to Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan where he was quoted as: “Expressing his regrets for the deplorable action by WikiLeaks“.
Yeah….in Obama’s World, truth-telling is really “deplorable”, and not our criminal and corrupt Foreign Policy, our Worldwide mass-violence, and his utter waste of Trillions of dollars of American citizens money — who must instead, according to Obama, be robbed of their own Social Security lifeline in order to “keep the debt under control” — while he also hands out over $700 Billion dollars to multi-millionaires, and tells the Democratic Party: “take it or leave it” (who’s the real treasonist here?).
This is a tragic statement about our Country, but hardly surprising since President Obama has also happily agreed with Dick Cheney and George Bush (his Foreign Policy role models) supporting the elimination of Haebeus Corpus, elimination of our Miranda Rights, elimination of the Posse Comitatus Act, support for secret brutal CIA Renditions (i.e. the outsourcing of Human Torture), broad based Government Wiretapping and data gathering on U.S. Citizens that would make Richard Nixon blush, and the right of the executive to now kill and assassinate any U.S. Citizen without any charges or crimes ever being demonstrated … on mere suspicion alone.
This is President’s Obama worldview.
The President also called Mexican President Felipe Calderon as well to make the same statement as well, as part of an effort to put pressure on Foreign Governments to continue to scapegoat, abuse, jail, harass, torture, or possibly assasinate the truth-teller.
Obama has also turned Attorney General Eric Holder loose to prosecute — not the War Crimes committed by criminal government officals whom we all pay the salaries of — but instead to prosecute truth-teller Julian Assange, and by using “all the tools” at his disposal (e.g.: assassination efforts underway).
This is President’s Obama worldview.
Support of WikiLeaks may be the most constructive thing that all of us ordinary people can do now, to bring about pressure upon the ruling Elite class, and expose their genocidal and monetary crimes.
Nov 20 2010
I could try and summarize, but it is just best to listen to this video in it’s entirety.
I understand why Robert Kennedy Jr. has no interest in political office, I just don’t know who in politics can ever substitute for his voice, and his connect-the-dots knowledge of American History, and American Corruption.
Kennedy knows exactly what’s going on, but he has no power to fix it.
Nov 17 2010
The Obama Agenda has been a victory for the Corporate Monopolies, WallStreet looters, NeoCons, Warmongers, Orwellian Police-Statists, Human Torture enthusiasts, the Elites, and anti-Democratic Government Secrecy/Coverup as our form of “justice”.
But it looks now that Obama will screw the common people even more by embracing an upcoming agenda that just not long ago was once totally unthinkable coming from any member of the Democratic Party.
- He wants to agree with the Republicans to give massive tax cuts for the richest 1% — creating over a TRILLION dollars of brand new Debt.
This when we are already over $60 TRILLION dollars in debt, and the (private) Federal Reserve (e.g. Goldman Sachs) is printing-up money fast (and destroying our purchasing power) in a vain effort to keep up.
- He wants to now make deep CUTS in Social Security Benefits, and make poor old people starve in order to “bring down the deficit” that his own Tax Policy (see above), futile Foreign Occupations, and Bankster Bailouts — all of which benefit only the wealthy — have produced. But there is no reversal for those debt-generating policies.
- He wants to now extend the corrupt and hopeless Afghanistan War/Occupation until the year 2014, before even thinking about beginning to “withdraw” any troops.
- He wants to now ship our jobs over to South Korea, and reward Multinational Corporations, by supporting a new NAFTA-like South Korean “Free Trade” (outsource) bill — which of course will lead to higher unemployment, and even lower local U.S. manufacturing.
Obama never met a fight that he didn’t preemptively concede and abdicate over into the hands of either wealthy Corporations, the Republicans, or Neocons.
This man has no imagination, no soul, and no heart. Just to demonstrate how easy it would be to create a simple counter narrative (to the GOP’s Tax Policy):