Monthly Archives: October 2010

YOU FINALLY GOT MAD…

(anonymous, making the rounds)
   
You didn’t get mad
when the Supreme Court stopped a legal
recount and appointed a President.
        
You didn’t get mad
when Cheney allowed Energy company
officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.
        
You didn’t get mad
when a covert CIA operative got outed.
        
You didn’t get mad
when the Patriot Act got passed.
        
You didn’t get mad
when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. Continue reading

Advertisements

Comments Off on YOU FINALLY GOT MAD…

Filed under National govt & politics, Values

"American leaders lied"

Thanks to WikiLeaks,… I now know the extent to which top American leaders lied, knowingly, to the American public, to American troops, and to the world, as the Iraq mission exploded.

— Ellen Knickmeyer, former Washington Post Baghdad chief during much of the Iraq war, in the Daily Beast, quoted by Julian Assange in an interview with Democracy Now!, 10/26/10

Comments Off on "American leaders lied"

Filed under Iraq

The Supreme Court Sold Out Our Democracy — How to Fight the Corporate Takeover of Our Elections

AlterNet / By Joshua Holland, 10/25/10

Historian Thom Hartmann discusses the history of corruption that led up to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling

Election 2010 is being fought on a wave of campaign dollars unleashed on the American people by the Supreme Court in its Citizens United v. FEC decision. The court, led by a majority of staunch right-wingers, struck down limits on third-party “electioneering” ads based on a tortured interpretation of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.

Thomas Mann, a Brookings Institution scholar, wrote that the decision “will likely go down in history as one of the Supreme Court’s most egregious exercises of judicial activism.“ Rep. Peter Fazio, D-Oregon, told the Huffington Post last week that “the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America… They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign.” Defazio said he is “investigating articles of impeachment” against Chief Justice John Roberts for committing perjury when he promised he wouldn’t be a judicial activist during his Senate confirmation hearings.

The floodgates are open, and American democracy is at risk. But the decision didn’t emerge out of thin air. Rather, it was the culmination of the development, over more than a century, of a bizarre theory of jurisprudence that holds that corporations enjoy the same Constitutional rights as human beings….

keep reading at AlterNet

Comments Off on The Supreme Court Sold Out Our Democracy — How to Fight the Corporate Takeover of Our Elections

Filed under Rights, Justice, Law

The Tea Party Anti-Socialism Pledge

by William Windsor at Politics.gather.com, March 29, 2010

My friend Bill created this document. Seems like a good one for the tea party activist to subscribe to. I’m sure it would be very popular among their crowd, given their rhetoric, don’t you think?

Tea Party Anti-Socialism Pledge.

Print the pledge and ask all your teabagger/libertarian friends and family to sign it!

The Teabagger Socialist-Free Purity Pledge

I, ________________________________, do solemnly swear to uphold the principles of a socialism-free society and heretofore pledge my word that I shall strictly adhere to the following:

I will complain about the destruction of 1st Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 1st Amendment Rights.

I will complain about the destruction of my 2ndAmendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights by legally but brazenly brandishing unconcealed firearms in public.

I will foreswear the time-honored principles of fairness, decency, and respect by screaming unintelligible platitudes regarding tyranny, Nazism, and socialism at public town halls. Also.

I pledge to eliminate all government intervention in my life. I will abstain from the use of and participation in any socialist goods and services including but not limited to the following:

•Social Security

•Medicare/Medicaid

•State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP)

•Police, Fire, and Emergency Services

•US Postal Service

•Roads and Highways

•Air Travel (regulated by the socialist FAA)…

keep reading at Politics.gather.com

Comments Off on The Tea Party Anti-Socialism Pledge

Filed under Right Wing