Blame It On Steinski

Free crap detector for election 2012

Factcheck.org lists every lie, misstatement, stretch, prevarication, and spin, along with the evidence. For both sides.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have 6 or 7 other real choices besides these only-slightly-different groups of wildly corrupt…

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Nikki Haley, Ultimate Dictator of South Carolina

“Gov. Nikki Haley dictated the conclusions of a committee charged with deciding how the state should implement federal health care reform before the group ever held its first meeting, public documents show.”

In case anyone was wondering what an ignorant right-wing peckerwood looks like, please reference photo…

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I’ve had this cartoon in my files for over 20 years.

By Howard Cruse, from The Village Voice, at the time of the Berlin Wall falling. Mr. Cruse seems to encapsulate the feeling of the Occupy movement.

I knew I was saving this damn thing for a reason.  “From now on, I’m getting all of my information from print!”

To make sure I wasn’t going out on an offensive limb, I e-mailed Mr. Cruse for permission to re-use his fine artwork. He…

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Oh, those personal issues Pt. 1

I’ve been involved in all sorts of crap. Don’t ask. But I’ve been bookmarking stuff every night, like the compulsive I am. Here’s the initial quick catch-up:

The Justice Department is reviewing claims by a lawmaker that banking industry officials colluded on boosting debit card fees, which would’ve violated antitrust laws, according to Reuters.

Dept. of Commerce finds that U.S.-based…

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Chomsky on one aspect of our current situation

Thanks to…

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Lobbying Firm’s Memo Spells Out Plan to Undermine Occupy Wall Street

I’ve never seen this guy’s show before. The rap at the end gets a little pedantic and heated for me, but I don’t watch TV, so I imagine it’s probably considered a snoozefest compared to people like Glenn Beck. However, boss reporting kudos to him and his for snagging the memo, which is straightforward, practical, and repellent.

As always, it’s helpful to keep in mind the idea that news is what…

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A thought

Remember the Tea Party? Those belligerent retirees who don’t want health care, or education, or any of that socialist crap? Remember what their rallys and protest presence were like? Screamfests of “Kill Obama” slogans, with a lot of people wearing guns?

So why is it that those morons – packing assault rifles, shrieking murder – get a free pass from the police? Just a handful of fat…

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Hell yeah! Videos x3

Chris Hedges giving an excellent talk, reminding us that “your job is not to seize power; your job is to make the people in power afraid of you.”:

In many of his talks and essays, Hedges referst to the work of a political philosopher named Sheldon Wolin, of Princeton University, and his idea of Inverted Totalitarianism.

Wolin explains to…

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Caught on Camera: 10 Police Assaults on Occupy Protesters

Read the rundown, see the videos.

“…keep in mind that the rule of thumb in use-of-force cases is that police are prohibited from applying more physical force than is necessary to accomplish a legitimate law enforcement task. When they exceed that measure, they’re committing a…

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Organizing lessons from the Arab Spring

Mehrdad Azemun, Truthout

“…the most valuable organizing nugget I carried back with me is the continual necessity for acting and thinking boldly. As an organizer here in the US, I was taught to be pragmatic and practical – go for what you can win in a specific time horizon. As an organizer, we ask leaders to dream, to name the things that hold them back from being happy, free and…

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