Tag: Internationale

Soldier balks at deploying; says Obama isn’t president

Original article, by Lily Gordon and subtitled Says he shouldn’t have to go to Afghanistan because Obama is not a U.S. citizen, via ledger-enquirer.com:

U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, set to deploy to Afghanistan, says he shouldn’t have to go.

His reason?

Barack Obama was never eligible to be president because he wasn’t born in the United States.

Pony Party – Open Thread!

This Pony Party is an open thread!  Please do not rec the Pony Party!  If you do…we’ll have to add more exclamation points!!!

The Last Fight Let Us Face!

Why the Internationale is relevant today!  Original words and music by Eugène Pottier and Pierre De Geyter.  The song was written in the aftermath of the Paris Commune.  

There is a song the bosses fear.

There is a song that makes them quake in their boots.  It is not a song about the glories of capitalism.  Quite the contrary: It’s a song which was born out of the Paris Commune.  Henry Paulson would faint if he walke onto the trading floor of the NYSE and the traders all started to sing it.  W would flee in terror if one of his stage managed crowds beagan to sing it.  Obama would, out of fear, try to stop the crowds from singing if they started.  It’s that type of song.

Trade Politics and the Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party w/poll

The original article, subheaded The Broken Promises of Neoliberalism, by Mark Engler via counterpunch.com.

Where are we as far as economic policy and the Democratic party, and where are we likely to end up should the Democrats gain control of the White House (as well as extend their majorities in the Senate and House)? What is the effect upon the rank and file of the Democratic Party?

Pony Party! The Internationale!

These are Billy Bragg’s updated lyrics!