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It's not about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.



Check out my old  Voice of the People page.


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Loyalty without truth
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 17h 46m 56s

Holy Shit History Repeats



When Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox on 20 October 1973, the turn of the tide in the Watergate scandal began.

To this day, many people still do not understand the significance and purport of the Nixon administration and the eventual scandal that unwound the utterly corrupt and moral despicable political individual that was Richard Nixon. Person's who lived in the period experienced the time frame from the first Kennedy assassination until the resignation of Nixon as a complete disintegration of trust and faith in the political system. Nixon is seen as responsible for co-opting many of the movements during his presidency ... EPA and OSHA for instance. Environmental Protection Agency is an executive cabinet level agency. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration however is an agency within the Department of Labor. These departments of the government were really due to pressure from Legislation by Congress, and Nixon's moves were really just brazen political maneuvering. OSHA was created by a law passed by Congress and signed by Nixon in December 1970; but the EPA was created by an executive order that same month -- as a political maneuver to take some of the bite out of what Congress was legislating. Do you think Nixon actually gave a shit about pollution? No. He wanted to make sure that decisions made were still in control of the executive department. And so OSHA was split off from the EPA. Simple as that.

Which is why appointing thugs like Scott Pruitt to the EPA are worrisome, but no one ever hears about OSHA ?


Monday, 8 May 2017 at 19h 59m 11s

15 years blogging y'all

This is a rant I had on the 5th of May 2002. 15 years later I am still blogging.

Fucking awesome


Monday, 8 May 2017 at 19h 30m 19s

Keith Olberman and Sally Yates




You are the god damn president of the god damned United States and your acting attorney general tells your White House counsel that your national security advisor was quote "compromised with respect to the Russians" quote "could essentially be blackmailled by the Russians" and quote "you don't want him to be in a position where the Russians have leverage over him" ... and you fire the acting attorney general ... not the national security advisor?

[SOURCE: Keith Olberman | GQ Magazine | 8 May 2017]

Indeed WTF. By the way, it took them 12 days to fire Flynn, and then only a day after the Washington Post broke the story about Flynn. Would they have fired Flynn were it not for the Post story? Good question. (Obvious answer).

Trump has also been funded by Russia for a long time now.


James Dodson has played golf since childhood. As a reporter and author he’s won numerous awards for his writing about the game, and he has been associated with many of golf’s greats. He co-wrote Arnold Palmer’s memoir.

That’s no doubt why Dodson was sought after as a playing partner and luncheon guest by the man who said until quite recently that one of his primary jobs was making golf great again.

'Donald Trump Loves Your Books'

Though they hadn’t met, Dodson was aware of the fellow’s impact on the game.

"I knew Trump was very interested in golf," Dodson says. "I knew he was buying up golf courses. His M.O. was to find a financially distressed property, buy it, keep it in bankruptcy, do a half-a-million-dollar renovation, fire the entire staff and hire a third back."

So James Dodson, who grew up a Republican but currently describes his political stance as "radical centrist," knew that. And maybe he thought that’s all there was to know about Donald Trump. But that was before they’d met. Which, as I’ve suggested, wasn’t Dodson’s idea.

"This PR guy kept calling me and inviting me," Dodson says. "And he kept saying things like, 'Oh, Donald Trump loves your books.' And I kept saying, 'Donald Trump doesn’t read books, I’m told. And he hadn’t a clue who I am.' Anyway, he called three or four times. Finally, I said yes."

... When the big day arrived, a dark, gray sky provided the first sign that all would not go as planned. Dodson was a little late arriving, and by the time he entered the Trump National Charlotte clubhouse, his host was already holding forth.

"Trump was strutting up and down, talking to his new members about how they were part of the greatest club in North Carolina," Dodson says. "And when I first met him, I asked him how he was — you know, this is the journalist in me — I said, 'What are you using to pay for these courses?' And he just sort of tossed off that he had access to $100 million."

$100 million.

"So when I got in the cart with Eric," Dodson says, "as we were setting off, I said, 'Eric, who’s funding? I know no banks — because of the recession, the Great Recession — have touched a golf course. You know, no one’s funding any kind of golf construction. It’s dead in the water the last four or five years.' And this is what he said. He said, 'Well, we don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.' I said, 'Really?' And he said, 'Oh, yeah. We’ve got some guys that really, really love golf, and they’re really invested in our programs. We just go there all the time.' Now that was three years ago, so it was pretty interesting."


[SOURCE: Bill Littlefield | WBUR NPR radio | 5 May 2017]

And now it appears the Trump family is trading favors for VISA's to the United States.


Nicole Kushner Meyer, the sister of White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, spoke at an event in Beijing on Saturday. She was marketing a Kushner-owned property in New Jersey -- invest in the development and get into the United States on a so-called EB-5 visa.

The EB-5 visa allows immigrants a path to a green card if they invest more than $500,000 in a project that creates jobs in the United States.

An ad for the event, held at a Ritz-Carlton hotel, said "Invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States."


[SOURCE: Jackie Wattles and Serenitie Wang | CNN news | 7 May 2017]

Dear lord, the chutzpah of these fuckers. Build a wall and issue a travel ban against certain immigrant populations, meanwhile all but selling VISA's to other immigrants.

Out here in San Francisco, the entire Sunset district was out sourced to Chinese VISA's, bringing money and buying houses with cash since the 1980's when Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush allowed the Chinese immigrants to muddy the waters of the voting population. Irish Americans were not reliable Republican voters it seems, so all of the George Schultz people enabled the stirring of the melting pot in order to manipulate politics and elections. Funny thing is that it failed because the Chinese as a whole are ambivalent to ideology, and they won't vote for nonsense draped in the majestic robes of conservatism. Especially when it's bad for business.

If you are shocked then you don't know your American history, because this kind of shit has been going on since before the civil war. The sudden rise and fall in the early 1850's of the "Know-Nothing" party in the upper Northeast was a response by "nativist" Americans (ie, not a recent immigrant, which were predominantly Irish and German at that time) fed up with the manner that the party system used immigrants for their own political gain. The movement died quickly because the two party system itself was disintegrating by the larger issues of slavery and free labor.

After the civil war, and up to the first world war, ward and urban politicians manipulated immigrants in the same way all over the United States. Ward heel-ers would work the incoming ships and railroad depots, offering services and assistance in exchange. It was such a system that propped up the infamous Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed in New York City, but various shenanigans occurred all throughout the United States.

However, it was more brutal and violent in the Western periphery of the United States. Eureka, California had a pogram or two of the chinese and native americans that lived there in the 1870's. Ethnic violence in the Los Angeles basin occurred at different times before the 1900's. In some parts of Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, and Washington State, the settlements of tribal peoples and chinese settlers were attacked, burned to the ground, and the inhabitants viciously mauled and hunted down like animals. Much of this strain lies behind the 1920's Chinese exclusion acts and the Japanese interment camps during World War Two.

Political integration of "immigrants" by the self-proclaimed "nativists" occurred much later (if ever) on the West Coast. Mainly because all but the Indians were immigrants and the Spanish were everywhere, so it was the more obvious foreign strains that were initially targeted as scapegoats for the fragile social order by the self-proclaimed "nativists" -- Chinese.

The history of imported Chinese coolie labor is despicable. I will spare you the details, but these people were treated with such utter disrespect it is honestly hard for me to convey the horror. The imported black slaves actually had a better deal, because once they were purchased by a master, they at least had a guarantee of some semblance of a permanent residence (despite the obvious other horrible issues).

For instance, if you killed a slave, the case would go to court, because at the very least, the slave owner wanted some restitution for his property. But if you killed a whole town of chinese coolies barely managing an impoverished existence -- because the out of state corporation no longer needed their labor and the local citizens didn't want them living in their locale -- nothing happened, no one was arrested, no court was convened. In fact, the only reason why these matters are even known historically to this day is on account of the voices of conscience by a few who wrote testimony to such incidents that became first-hand sources to the historical record.

If a butterfly flaps its wings, does anyone listen? Well, that depends.


Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 13h 10m 16s

And then there is Lee Camp




Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 12h 37m 0s

Bill Maher on supercharged batteries




Thursday, 4 May 2017 at 18h 54m 33s

Stupid proud ideology of the hired word assasins.


"Word assassin" --politicians or pundits who use particular words like killers use knives; slicing relevance and meaning into a farcical illusion where a substrate of mythical rules are supposed to exist and even work in a practical un-complicated manner.

Hence, the idea the "markets" are better than "government intrusion" is a meme that is trotted out everytime these co-opted bitches called Rethuglicans speak into a media microphone. Ask them about the failures of the 35 states who actually tried the high-risk pools, only to have them all fail and wind up costing every state more money. Maine apparently did a better job, but that is because Maine created a state tax to pay for the subsidies to insurance to cover high-risk people. Facts and historical evidence don't seem to apply however because these people just BELIEVE that this time it will be different. And even what Maine did is a typical dumb-ass delusional self-proclaimed conservative idea(as against a REAL conservative idea btw) -- find someway to subsidize large corporations at more cost and less efficiency in the name of removing the big bad government with lower cost and more efficiency ... because ??? ... because the belief in something called the "free market" being always better than something called "government intrusion".

NEWSFLASH: There is AND NEVER HAS BEEN any such thing as a free market, and government intrusion is intrinsic to the market. The fairy tale would have you believe these are two separate competing entities, when they are one and the same. The rubes are tossed out this cherry pie to make them easily manipulated by the rogue vicious aristocrats and crony capitalists who could care less about a functional, long term social order, and have the hubris and millions of dollars to resist the obvious.

ALL "markets" or business interactions are affected by rules that are established at the community, state, and national level. Persons or institutions with leverage always lean toward asserting rent seeking ability, and slide towards oligarcy and monopoly. Citizens and people all agree that there are certain entities that should not be subject to the whims and vicissitudes of prices and costs. In the past, daughters were negotiated for marriage by requiring a "dowry" from the interested patron involving large sums of cash. In various Asian countries, impoverished families often farm out their young daughters to pimps. In early 1800's europe, poor and middling debtors were thrown into debtors prisons for years when they reneged on their bills; while wealthy patrons and members of the aristocracy got extensions and more loans. Not every member of the so-called "free" market is of equal stature and has equal opportunity -- which is the initial postulate that supports all of the deductive reasoning behind the marvelous benefits of a "free" market.

AND when your initial postulate (your presumed basic fact) is false, that means everything else that follows is complete bullshit. But remember, these critters get paid well to preach this bullshit.

Government is the means by which the economy and social order blend into a beneficial and least costly manner that will last long term. Destruction or misunderstanding of government is due to short term thinking, short-sighted weakly founded ideas , and frankly ... vain selfishness.


Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 20h 20m 6s

My latest poem

Who are these overpaid putz’s
that confront me on the TV screen
tell me what to think
tell me how to interpret simple obvious events
tell me that complexity is really something that can be blamed
on other things that are not related.

Who the fuck gives you the right to sit their and muddy the waters
of thought with this fucking bullshit
Overpaid Zealots of Bullshit

you wanna tell me that pre-medical conditions mean you make poor health choices
you wanna tell me that I am fat because I am lazy rather than a hormonal condition
you wanna tell me that making poor grades in school automatically means poor priorities
instead of real life challenges that rich people are able to avoid by paying for their entitled
offspring to go to places that interpret grading procedures
you wanna tell me that working a minimum wage job means you are a loser
because you didn’t work hard and dedicate your free time striving to rise up the social ladder
but excuse me
a social system that preys on the lower classes
has to applaud this malignant behavior
by blaming the victims
and you say that shit while you sit there for 5 minutes making ludicrous incongruous statements
for a few thousand dollars
because the industry hires trolls and charlatans like you
in an attempt to bullshit the people with zombie ideas and trojan horse interpretations
which is how tax cuts are sold by putting more money in your pocket so you can put food on the table
for you family
rather than a disintegration of government
into a creature manipulated for the interests of the oligarchy who have their wealth counted in the billions.


Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 17h 40m 45s

Nawlins Napsters Rant




Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 16h 14m 58s

Discovered a new writer


2002, Friendster: At last, a way to connect with friends on the internet!
2003, Photobucket: At last, a way to post pictures on the internet!
2003, Myspace: At last, a way to connect with friends on the internet!
2004, Flickr: At last, a way to post pictures on the internet!
2004, Facebook: At last, a way to connect with friends on the internet!
2005, YouTube: At last, a way to post video on the internet!
2006, Twitter: At last, a way to post text on the internet!
2010, Instagram: At last, a way to post pictures on the internet!
2013, Vine: At last, a way to post video on the internet!
2013, YikYak: At last, a way to post text on the internet!

You get the idea. An industry that never stops lauding itself for its creativity and innovation has built its own success mythology by endlessly repackaging the same banal functions that have existed for about as long as the Web.


[SOURCE: Freddie Deboer | medium.com | 26 April 2017]

Indeed, transferring social functions to the control of cell phone and internet providers is eroding our social order and bankrupting the economic fabric. Read the entire article.


Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 16h 31m 51s

Can she be President now

I love Elizabeth Warren.






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