Monday, December 20, 2010


Another reason why I will NOT vote for an Obama second term....He's eliminating Net Neutrality and allowing the corporations to take over our internet on cell phones.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Watch out for robo call Lies about Uranium Mining in VA

Residents in Southside and South Central Virginia have been receiving automated message calls fromAmericans for Prosperity. The calls originated from AFP's Richmond office. AFP claimed that Virginia Uranium, Inc.'s dangerous project will generate up to 500 jobs. It is a LIE.
According to the Energy Informaion Administration, in 2009, the entire uranium production industry employed 1,096 people.
In the same year, there were 20 operating mines in the U.S. and one operating and one developing mill. No single mining and milling operation can employ one half of the number of employees being currently employed by 22 uranium production operations.

Afghanistan War is Insane policy

We are in an economic crisis. We can not afford 2 billion dollars a week for what??

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Richard Holbrook 1941-2010

“You’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan!” The last words of Richard Holbrook 1941-2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sen Bernie Sanders bravely stands up for working Americans!

If only we had Senators who would fight for us here in Virginia!! For a short time you can view Senator Sanders filibuster here.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Proof that Banks Profit from illegal drugs...

Another reason to legalize marijuana.

If marijuana is illegal then why are alcohol and cigarettes legal? Remember marijuana has never killed anyone...never caused lung cancer, does not lead to fights nor domestic violence.....

It just doesn't make sense unless you realize that banks are able to make big profits off of laundering money.

Just think about the costs to taxpayers and citizens who are only exercising their individual liberties end up locked up....It is a crying shame.

Virginia's Governor McDonnell is on the wrong side of this issue...he refuses to support legalizing pot for medical uses yet wants to privatize liquor stores so corporations can make bigger profits (at our expense) and make alcohol more readily accessible.

Governor Mcdonnell just doesn't make sense.


Deja Vu Obama

Here we go again...looks like the tax cuts will see Obama do the same thing as he did with Health care...just give it away.

Is Obama 1)not learning from his past mistakes, 2) demonstrating symptoms of the Stockholm Syndrome, 3) or simply selling us out to corporate interests?

Is there another option?

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Corporate American Press Attacks the Whistleblowers

This is what we should be seeing over and over again in the media.

Instead the corporate journalists are attacking the whistle blowers...they are acting more like CIA/Gestapo agents then journalists...not surprising since the CIA has long been known to have "psy ops" agents that are embeded journalists. The surprising reality is that there appear to be so many CIA/corporate journalists...where are the independent journalist that inform the public?


Call Out The Republicorp Senate

The Republicorp Senators are saying that they will NOT vote for tax cuts for 90% of Americans because they want tax cuts for ALL Americans. If that's there reasoning then where's my bailout? Republicorp Senators did NOT vote for a bailout for ALL Americans. They voted to give only the wealthiest billions and billions of dollars.

Take a minute and call out a Republicorp Senator today. Why would they only bail out the wealthiest Americans (the criminals who wrecked our economy) and then leave everyone else to fend for themselves.

Let them know that not everyone was bailed out and it's about time that the folks that were bailed out put something back so maybe we'll have the resources to fix this mess they put us in.

Buzz Buzz Buzz.....

Will Republicans make taxes higher?

Will the Senate Republicans vote no on tax cuts for 90% of Americans?

Thursday, December 02, 2010


Unfortunately it's NOT US doing the right thing. It's Nigeria....

Nigeria is charging Dick Cheney with bribery (which is probably the least of his crimes).

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Call out the FCC and the Obama White House

It's time to stop the blatant criminal activity of corporations. Why do we go to jail for victimless crimes and corporations get to lie, cheat and steal with no consequences? Part of the promised change was to revoke the get out of jail free card for the elites.

Read this then call the White House at (202) 451-1111. Call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322). IF you're really industrious email the White House and let them know that we were promised that the rule of law and justice was to be where's the proof of this long awaited change?

You can email the FCC folks and ask them to do their jobs and let them know we are watching. The Chairman Julius Genachowske has not acted on net neutrality...maybe he should resign...

If we don't act in our own self interest who will?

Chairman Julius Genachowski:
Commissioner Michael J. Copps:
Commissioner Robert McDowell:
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn:
Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker:

Corporate Prisons are Inhumane

The corporate agenda to privatize government is a horrible idea. Privatized prison systems are inhuman. Check out the latest exposed abuse.

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." -- Albert Einstein

What kind of people allow these abuses? Can you turn a blind eye to institutional torture?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fact Checking Bush's Katrina History

George Bush continues to throw out fiction to explain his responses to Katrina.

However the truth is coming out....unfortunately the corporate media is not going to make the truth easily accessible to their consumers. Truth doesn't help promote the corporate agenda in this country.

It's up to the people to re-search and re-search again. We need public spaces and soapboxes. We need a genuine, true public media platform in this country so the people's voices will be heard.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's going to get really hot for the US on Planet Earth

The rest of the world knows that global warming is real (they don't have the same propaganda corporate media that we do here). I don't believe that citizens in the US realize what is coming down the pike economically if we don't go green quickly. The corporations trying to wring out every penny of short term profit is treating the US as a dumping ground third world country.

We will continue to let our government be sold to the highest corporate bidder at our own peril and economic collapse. We've fallen from 29th to 54th in the world as far as health care and life expectancy (due to our corporate profit driven health care system). At the current rate we are going to be in the rear for the new economies of green technology.

You can bet I will NOT be sending a thank you letter to climate denier (economy killer) Cuccinnelli.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

When did American Presidents beome Kings?

George Bush is openly admitting he authorized waterboarding. Waterboarding is torture. So why doesn't George Bush get his day in court? It's now a proven fact, by his own admission, that he violated international law. He not only committed the crime he's going around bragging about it.

Shame on Eric Holder for not doing his job!!

Quote for this week America, it's far more shameful to owe money than it is to steal it.--Matt Taibbi

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Will Obama and the Dems LISTEN to SEC

The Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is actually asking Congress to repeal DADT NOW....befrore the rethuglicans retake Congress. The question the Democrats have the spine to do anything?

Another War....

Lindsay Graham is promoting the idea of another war....this time with Iran. I think Lindsay Graham has a big hole in his head. The man is definitely out of touch with what Americans need. Will we be seeing John McCain start singing Bomb bomb bomb....Iran again?

Monday, November 01, 2010

Independent Voter Alert

Thanks to Alma Kessling for sharing this with me.

GOTV....and remember....

Don't forget that if they were still in power things would be a lot worse. Alot of things got really messed up during the eight years of Republican rule. The Dems have had two years. Let's give them two more.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

BP--Beyond Prosecution--it gets worse....

BP should stand for Beyond Prosecution. The US government is now impotent when it comes to protecting it's people. How can anyone have a serious discussion about national security when corporations are now acting like kings and are answerable to no one.

We need a government that is able to execute a corporate death sentence. Corporations are supposed to be chartered for the public good. Instead this has been reversed and it appears everything exists for corporate bottom lines...even the lives and health of their customers and employees.

Can anyone doubt why our founding fathers feared corporate charters?

We need to insist on publicly financed elections and take the legalized bribery out of our system. We will not see any laws or lawmakers that exist for the public good until we take the money out of politics.

Don't expect corporate media to shed light on this issue. They rake in too much money selling commercials to politicians. After all, our media is also owned by the corporations.

In the meantime, the Senator who would lead any campaign finance reform legislation in the Senate is at risk of losing his seat....his opponent is well financed by corporate cash. I encourage you to send a contribution to the Russ Feingold campaign today. You will notice that Feingold does not accept corporate cash.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


This is what Governor McDonnell should be supporting. We don't need off shore drilling. We need wind power.

Contact the Governor and let him know we want off shore Wind NOT Oil Drilling.


Call Speaker Pelosi (202) 225-4965 and let her know this needs to be done BEFORE the November elections. Pelosi should get the Fair Elections Now Act to the floor before Congress adjourns.

Ask your Representative to co-sponsor the bill and urge Speaker Pelosi to bring this bill to the floor now. We all need to know if our Representatives are representing us or special interests. Their votes on this bill will tell us the answer loud and clear!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Two Republican Senators stop the National Women's History Museum

The National Women's History Museum--NWHM--has been approved by the House. This allows for the purchase of land on the National Mall.

However, two Republican Senators placed an anonymous hold to prevent the NWHM project from proceeding forward. (Update: the two Republican lawmakers with holds on the bill are South Carolina's Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn from Okalahoma.)

What possible reason could they have to stop this project? It will not cost the American taxpayers a single penny. Private donations are financing this museum.

What do DeMint and Coburn have against women? Are DeMint and Coburn so intent on following the Republican game plan to obstruct and bring the country to a complete standstill just for political gain? They will invest their energy into negativity and prevent a Museum for Women from becoming a reality even though it is a free gift to the American people?

Shame on DeMint, Coburn and the policy of Republicans to bring everything to a standstill!

Meanwhile the rest of us go without. (Source)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Republican Economics

Herbert Hoover and Andrew Mellon thought their economic policies would purge the rottenness out of the system and lead to a more moral life. Instead, it purged morality out of the system and lead to a more rotten life for millions of Americans.

And that's exactly what Republicans are offering yet again.--Robert Reich Read More

Herbert Hoover and Andrew Mellon thought their economic policies would purge the rottenness out of the system and lead to a more moral life. Instead, it purged morality out of the system and lead to a more rotten life for millions of Americans. And that's exactly what Republicans are offering yet again.--Robert Reich

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Senator for the People

Does the current system of "legalized bribery" via campaign contributions make you mad? Are you sickened when Wall Street gets bailed out and the people get left holding the bag? When banks get bailed out and then they refuse to lend money to the folks that bailed them out?

Senator Russ Feingold is being challenged by deep pocket corporate special interests. We need more Senators like Russ Feingold not fewer. So, please put your money to work for you and consider sending him a campaign contribution.

If you'd prefer not to use your credit card (so the banks don't get a piece of the money) you can make your check payable to the Feingold for Senate Committee and visit Feingold's website for the address.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Why does Senator Frank Wagner support Uranium Mining?

Virginia Beach State Senator Frank Wagner has been pushing the uranium mining agenda. This does not sit well with his constituents. Virginia Beach stands to lose a lot; their clean water supply could be irreversibly contaminated. Virginia Beach will gain nothing from uranium mining.

In addition there is no shortage of uranium. However, water is such a scarce resource that "water wars" are already being talked about. Virginia's water supply is precious and an extremely valuable resource.

Virginia's water supply should not be placed in jeopardy so that a few folks can make billions of dollars. If our water supply is contaminated it could be a disaster that will never be cleaned up.

One has to ask--What's Senator Frank Wagner gaining by supporting uranium mining?

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Bill Clinton Puts Influential Muscle Behind Agricultural Production in Haiti

By: Georgianne Nienaber

BioTek's Regine Simon Barjon with Former President of the United States, co-chair of the IHRC, and UN Special Envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton at the Darbonne Sugar Mill near Leogane, Haiti on Aug. 6th, 2010 (courtesy Clinton TwitterPic)

Ninety percent of Leogane was destroyed in Haiti's January earthquake that took 300,000 lives--30,000 in the coastal city located 29 km (18 miles) west of Port au Prince. 1.6 million Haitians remain homeless, and the billions of dollars promised by donor countries in March have yet to materialize. Only $506 million--from Australia, Estonia, Norway, Brazil and Colombia--out of over $5 billion pledged--is accounted for. At the end of July, President Obama signed legislation promising $770 million from the United States, but lawmakers have not established how it will be spent. Given the huge remaining humanitarian and economic crisis facing Haiti, it is puzzling that mainstream media in the United States short-changed coverage of former President Bill Clinton's early August visit to Leogane. The symbolism is significant, considering that Leogane and the nearby village of Fayette are at the epicenter of the 7.0 quake.


Leogane, Haiti March 15, 2010

Clinton attended the groundbreaking for a Clinton Foundation commitment of $1 million for The École Communautaire Sainte Thérèse de Darbonne--a project addressing disaster preparedness and hurricane safety. Clinton also visited the Darbonne sugar mill, a public/private management agreement between the Government of Haiti (GOH) and BioTek, a bio-energy and biofuels distribution company. The former president, who is also the UN's Special Envoy to Haiti, also met with local planters.

Regine Simon Barjon, Martenot Neils Narcius , and Former President and UN Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton

The BioTek/Darbonne Project is "targeted to be part of Haiti's Electricity Master Plan as a model for additional green energy plants, including solar, wind and hydro," according to BioTek CEO, Regine Simon Barjon, who accompanied Clinton on his visit to the Darbonne mill. Barjon is a Haitian/American.

One does not ordinarily associate sugar cane processing with Haiti, and that fact may account for the lack of attention to Clinton's visit. Anyone who has driven to Leogane will notice acres and acres of fertile sugar cane fields lining the roads. Clinton has a personal stake in Haiti's agricultural projects, resulting from his regret over policies that basically pushed Haiti to accept subsidized US imports (rice) at the expense of Haiti's agricultural infrastructure.


Sugar Cane fields near Leogane, Haiti March 15, 2010

In April, 2010, Clinton told an interviewer for Democracy Now that the United States "made a devil's bargain" when it instituted trade policies that destroyed Haitian rice production.

Since 1981, the United States has followed a policy, until the last year or so when we started rethinking it, that we rich countries that produce a lot of food should sell it to poor countries and relieve them of the burden of producing their own food, so, thank goodness, they can leap directly into the industrial era. It has not worked. It may have been good for some of my farmers in Arkansas, but it has not worked. It was a mistake. It was a mistake that I was a party to. I am not pointing the finger at anybody. I did that. I have to live every day with the consequences of the lost capacity to produce a rice crop in Haiti to feed those people, because of what I did. Nobody else.

Clinton's visit to the Darbonne sugar processing plant demonstrates a commitment to reverse flawed agricultural policies in a country where 2 out of 3 Haitians are farmers. This disconnect was addressed by BioTek founder Barjon in a March development conference in Miami.

At the meeting, which consisted largely of security firms looking to make a buck on fear and perceived insecurity, Barjon took the podium and told the mostly white, male audience that "we can grow our own chickens," while she proceeded to slam micro loans as ineffective in a poverty stricken nation that needs major investment support and not hand-outs.

Lending has been a huge problem, and micro-loans are a decidedly weak link. $2,500 will set up a roadside stand selling Coca Cola and candy, but will not support the smallest agri-business or retrofit the rusting and dilapidated sugar cane grinding facilities. Pulling no punches, Barjon laid it out: 60% of the Haitian work force is in agriculture. Food security is a top priority and it will serve to put an end to Haiti importing much of what it can produce at home.

Sugar is a huge resource, but unless there is money to keep the mills in operation, and unless the US and international sugar cane industries release strangleholds on trade, Haiti will never resume its annual production capability of 250,000 metric tons of raw sugar. This translates into $100 million a year. Optimizing Haiti's staple food agriculture products such as rice, sugar and poultry translates into food security for Haiti as well as the potential for green energy production. As food and electricity become more affordable for Haitians, living standards go up, and Haiti can begin to wean itself from a welfare-based economy foisted on the country by disastrous trade policies.

According to Barjon, Clinton pledged his support to "help us make the mill work for BioTek and the community," recognizing that as BioTek works in partnership with the Leogane sugar cane farmers."

Clinton Meeting with local growers


Credits for Photos of President Clinton: William Pascal

Each worker in Haiti cares for an average of 8 people. Since the Darbonne mill has 250 employees and currently works with over 1,000 farmers, the revitalization of the Darbonne Mill translates into the participation of over 30,000 farmers, resulting in a direct positive economic impact on over 240,000 people. If successful, the sugar mill will reduce food imports by 10 percent and reduce South American sugar imports by as much as 40 percent.

Barjon is a ferocious supporter of a self-sufficient Haiti, and BioTek's involvement with Darbonne goes back four years, well before the catastrophic earthquake. Getting Clinton to visit the mill was a direct result of this commitment and dedication. She has been attending Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meetings, where BioTek is an "honorary" member. Barjon is grateful for this status since it translates into a waiver of the annual $25,000 membership. She explained her connections with CGI in an email interview.

I think CGI realizes we are looking to balance and to challenge international perception and interests with the socio-economic realities of Haiti and its people. So we get to network, meet and establish relationships with companies and organizations interested in Haiti and/or already operating in Haiti-- like DCK Worldwide and Global New Clean Energy Fund which can assist, help, and give away its intellectual property rights for specific Haiti projects. BioTek seeks above all to re-establish and optimize agro-industrial production in Haiti to serve the country's actual capacities, to meet Haiti's needs, and to contribute towards economic self-sustainability.

All of this will take money that is in short supply in Haiti, despite the influx of non-governmental (NGO) organizations that fill every available hotel and restaurant in Port au Prince. Barjon says that the BioTek Agro-Energy Project will be financed by the International Investment Corporation (IIC), a private arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and Haiti's Sogebank, with potential underwriting from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

If successful, the project will complete the rehabilitation of the Leogane sugar industry with the resultant production of sugar and cane syrup. A secondary bonus will be the production of green energy from sugar cane bagasse biomass-- an estimated 20 megawatts of electricity-- when the pre-earthquake electricity deficit was over 60 megawatts.

Bagasse is the fibrous by-product of cane processing. The moisture content requires drying before burning. A low moisture content after processing is the measure of good processing and the Darbonne plant is achieving 40 percent, which is considered a very good industry standard.

Part of the reason Clinton has thrown such visible support behind this project may be the fact that the government of Haiti, for unknown reasons, has yet to ink the final contract.

Why GOH is not signing a project that is funded, can basically create over 30,000 agricultural jobs, when over 60 percent of Haiti's labor force is agricultural, reduce its trade deficit by 10 percent, and reduce 40 percent of sugar imports, is unfathomable. It is also another reason that it is more than unfortunate that major news outlets have failed to cover this story and instead focused on the six-month anniversary of the devastation and Wyclef Jean, while tanking a story about sustainable agriculture.

Leogane has always been the traditional sugar cane production region of Haiti and agriculture is the area's only major employer. Visit Haiti and people will tell you they want to work. We heard this again and again as we visited the IDP camps in March and again in May. 1,000 independent farmers currently sell their sugar cane to Darbonne and depend on the mill for their livelihood.

Clinton addressed the need for Haiti to become self-sufficient at the United Nations donor conference in March 2010. Speaking to potential donor groups, Clinton suggested that the best thing aid groups could do for Haiti was to "put themselves out of business." What Haiti needs most of all is the encouragement and means to become a self-sufficient nation. Now, with his visit to the Darbonne Sugar Mill in his capacity as the United Nations Special Envoy, the former president appears to be putting intellectual and influential muscle behind agricultural sustainability.

But Clinton's support will not be enough if donor nations and especially USAID do not step up to the plate. A week ago, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announced a second round of tarpaulin distributions.

In all, 80,000 families in Port-au-Prince and Léogâne will receive new tarps to replace the increasingly worn and tattered stock that provides make-shift shelter to tens of thousands of displaced families across the country.

Haiti needs more than plastic tents if the country is to move forward. People need job security, real homes, clean water, and electricity. They need infrastructure, to put it simply. The Darbonne mill exists. It does not have to be rebuilt. It is online and in production. One major donor can expand this project to include thousands of farmers and their families, and the Government of Haiti needs to get solidly behind it and sign the final contract. The partnership already exists.

"With the BioTek/Darbonne Management Contract in place, we expect to have over 4,000 farmers immediately as part of our network," Barjon said. "We also need help in securing money to buy as much sugar cane as possible this upcoming season, which begins in September."

Possible emergency funding can come from USAID, which could include Darbonne within its emergency funding plans, or as part of its ongoing Winner's Program, Barjon said.

Meanwhile, while USAID certainly has the funding available, there is no indication yet that it is forthcoming. This is unfortunate, when Haiti is suffering so terribly and a viable project is up and running. We visited in May and it is as impressive as facilities we have seen in South Louisiana. Certainly the farmers and workers are as committed.

Barjon said Clinton indicated the project must be a source of jobs for Haitians, and that the companies involved promise Haitian partners, in order to be eligible for funding.


Background on BioTek: BioTek Solutions, Inc. (BioTek: Federal Tax ID Number: 74-314-5063; D & B Number: 19-711-0005)) is an Agro-Solutions Business Development and BioFuels Blending and Distribution Company with offices in Tampa and Lake City, Florida and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The company is a partnership between the Principals of BioTek Solutions, Inc., BioTek Haiti S.A.
BioTek Solutions, Inc., founded in 2005, has worked with the Florida Energy Office, the Florida Legislature and numerous counties to promote Biomass based energy and biofuels awareness and use in Florida and the Caribbean. BioTek has worked with the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF).

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

In Washington DC the United Corporate Congress is discussing Social Security cuts. Once again where is that change we voted for? We all might want to call the White House and inquire about this. According to Dean Baker:

There is no evidence that the elite Social Security cutters have any idea of the financial situation of those approaching retirement. They continually tout the idea of cutting benefits for the "affluent elderly." Unless we redefine the concept of "affluent" down by quite a bit (maybe to $50,000 a year), there are not enough affluent elderly for cuts to their Social Security benefits to make any difference either for Social Security's solvency or the unified government budget, which includes Social Security's finances.

The elite Social Security cutters also seem to have little clue about the sort of jobs most workers hold when they suggest raising the retirement age. While the Washington crew can probably hold their breakfast meetings and power lunches well into their 70s, nearly half of workers over age 58 work at jobs that are either physically demanding or involve difficult work conditions. To these people, the idea of working into their 70s isn't quite so cute.

It should also bother workers that plans to cut Social Security would take away benefits for which they have already paid. The Social Security trust fund has accumulated a surplus of more than $2.5 trillion. According to the report issued just last week by the Social Security trustees, the program can pay all future benefits through the year 2037 with no changes whatsoever. The workers who will be retiring in the next 15-20 years have paid for their benefits. They have every right to be furious if President Obama or anyone else suggests taking these benefits away from them.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Al Franken talks about the Corporate Threat to Net Neutrality

A level, fair playing novel.

Let's preserve one fair marketplace. Let the FCC and your elected officials know that there is no negotiation. Net Neutrality HAS to be the law of our land.

Ground Zero Mosque brings out the worst in US

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Unemployment Crisis

The LYING United Corporate States of America

Why does the corporation owned US government think they can get away with blatent lies? Is this because the corporations not only own the US government but the US media as well?

Is this why they think they can lie about what's really being done in the Gulf States? They are HIDING the oil not cleaning it up!

We need a REAL government that protects and serves the people...not a corporate government that makes insane laws that strips the people of their voice and their wealth.

Where is the political party that represents the people? It surely isn't doing anyone any good to vote the lesser of the two evils fact, corporate interests count on us doing this! The current two party system is set up so that corporations win no matter who we elect.

No matter what your political ideology (left, right or center) one wins until we take the legalized bribery out of the system and replace this with publicly financed elections.!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blame Wall Street Corporate Liberals

"As it increasingly appears that Obama is the President of Wall Street, and not the President of Main Street, he is losing not only the left but the center. It's a myth that the path to winning the popular center in American politics is moving to the corporate center. If the only political choice given to American voters is using their taxes to help big government subsidize wealthy corporations, or the Republican message of shrinking the size of government and cutting their taxes, many who voted for Obama will return to the fold of the seemingly brain-dead Republican Party. Obama will likely face an even more conservative Congress after the 2010 election and even, like Jimmy Carter, could end up as a one-term President." Source

This bears repeating.....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Short sighted greed is not just unique to the USA. Russian development trumps the interests of people worldwide.

Bing It!!

Google goes evil!!

I now use use sleeping with the enemy!

Obama Politicks real good....

President Obama thinks the Republicans have forgotten what a good politician he is.

I wish he would follow through on his campaign promise and politicking for Net Neutrality. Whatever happened to this Barack Obama?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

BP Oil Disaster is just under the surface....

I wonder if this is one of those areas that BP thought it would be cheaper to simply bury the oil with sand.

Funny I always thought the reason we needed government was to protect us from corporate crimes like this.

US GOV now a corporate tool?

So much for the US Gov regulating Big Oil. It looks like the US gov is a corporate advocate against the people. Why else is current law being subverted in BP's favor?

Is Obama Going to GOTV?

Whether Obama and the Democrats Get Out The Vote is going to depend on if Elizabeth Warren is the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board--CFPB.

The ONLY reason Obama won't appoint her is if the banks and their number one advocate and supporter--Timothy Geithner--get their way.

So Obama will have to decide if he's going to do right by the American people or if he's going to give Timothy Geithner more man love.

Why Not Elizabeth Warren for the CFPB? Isn't it about time that we had at least one powerful woman in that back room full of men?

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We need Elizabeth Warren NOT Timothy Geithner....

We need Elizabeth Warren not Timothy Geithner to be writing the "new rules and regulations" that protect consumers. In the mean-time, Geithner is reassuring his base--the bankers--that the financial reform will be good for a sound economy.

We need a real consumer advocate instead of this banker advocate that bails out banks and leaves everyone else high and dry.

Obama continues to be a major disappointment and I hope he finds his spine real soon.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Diane Feinstein Hates Brownies?

Diane Feinstein has gone over to the dark side. She should switch parties. She can no longer be considered a republican lite democrat. She's crossed the threshold into Michelle Bachman tea party territory so she really should be classified as a Rethuglican now.

My gracious what trauma created this brownie bigotry? Congress just passed a bill to "reduce" the sentencing disparity between crack and cocaine now they want to make it a worse crime to eat rather than smoke marijuana? With crazy law makers like this who needs enemies or terrorists?

Run Shirley Run

We need more Shirley Sherrods who will take it to Fox News and not crumble before the Yes We Klan folks.

And speaking of Yes We Klan folks...has anyone seen them around using the current weather temperature to try to spin their anti-global warming theology?


Obama's New Truthful Campaign Slogan

Yes We Kill.

Definitely not the change Obama voters voted the new Obama agrees with exporting arms, death and destruction for war profiteers?

Whatever happened to the new Green Technology?


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Social Security does NOT need to be saved!

Social Security does not need to be saved. We need to FINALLY take a good hard look at how a few folks are emptying our treasury and stealing our taxes all in the name of homeland security.

It's madness. Working people have paid into a retirement system that is solvent and works. Social Security is not a is an investment for retirement. However, the "elected" officials keep raiding the retirement funds in order to make a few folks rich off of corporate warfare. The US is spending money like there's no tomorrow when it comes to warfare. The US is launching wars for corporations all over the world. Millions of people are murdered so a few elitist corporate folks can live like robber barons. They sell this travesty via "patriotism." I hope the American people will wake up and demand an end to these corporate murders in the name of patriotism.

Enough is enough. Serious about the deficit. Then stop playing politics. Take social security off of the table and try to lift up that heavy defense spending up onto the table and please start chopping off huge chunks....and while you're at it...put that foolhardy drug war up there on the chopping block too.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Republican Bohner's Empathy

“I’ve got real empathy for those who are unemployed, as most of you know I’ve got 11 brothers and sisters. I know that three of my brothers lost their jobs, I’m not sure whether they’ve found jobs, yet, so I’ve got a lot of empathy for those caught in this economic downturn,” John Boehner said.

That's some real empathy there John Boy. You don't even know if three of your own jobless brothers have found another job? Very very impressive. You must be a true compassionate conservative.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Real Change--Fire Geithner Hire Warren....

Enough already....Fire the Banker's Best Friend--Timothy Geithner--and put a genuine consumer advocate--Elizabeth Warren--into government directing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Our government if filled with cronies of the bank. It's about time a people's advocate was appointed by Obama.

Mercenares will be taking over the State Department....

No wonder the State Department wanted to keep on hiring Blackwater. Powerful wealthy folks want to create a structure that keeps America at war all the time in the name of greedy corporate profiteers.

It appears the recent Washington Post expose on the privatization of our national intelligence and military changes nothing behind the curtain.

This is NOT the change the people demanded. But it appears corporate will trumps the will of the people in the United Corporate States of America....

Fox News "NOT"

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It's no coincidence that Fox News has a history of taking on causes that harm minorities and poor people. Fox took heavily edited videotapes that do NOT portray the facts or the truth to take on Acorn and to have a black woman fired from the USDA.

Why does anyone watch Fox News? They do not even practice Journalism 101--CHECK the FACTS and get the story out. Fox appears to have a different mission and it harms the weak, the powerless and the poor. It is an agenda that benefits the rich and powerful and to do this the truth is irrelevant and propaganda is supreme.

I "betcha" racists and corporate lobbyists love Fox News "Not"....We already know Dick Cheney and Karl Rove are huge fans of Fox News!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Timothy Geithner has a woman problem...does Obama?

Timothy Geithner has issues with women. Does Obama share the same prejudice with women handling money? There certainly are no women on Obama's economic team of advisors.

Republicans block assistance to people with no jobs

Republicans open the doors of the treasury for the wealthy and want to continue to give them tax breaks, tax cuts, privatize government jobs, etc etc so that the rich can get richer...But when someone is poor and needs basic assistance they start screaming....

If any Republican thinks that Grayson is harsh I think they will be in for a major shock when they meet Saint Peter....maybe they will be turned away and reincarnated into the poorest of the poor so they can reap what they have that would be spiritual justice.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Timothy Geithner versus The People...

Timothy Geithner versus The People...Who will win?

For many people this is the last straw. If Timothy Geithner's wet dream comes true and Elizabeth Warren--the best candidate to lead the CFPB and the overwhelming choice of the people--is NOT appointed then the Democratic base will have no reason to GOTV. But it appears that the Obama White House could care less about this if rumors of the alleged man love between Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner are true.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This is Why BP and the US Gov Are Managing the Gulf Oil News

This is what BP and "their US government" ALLOW you to see--clean pictures that distort the reality of what BP has destroyed. This is why there is now a 40,000 dollar fine for any journalists who is able to get close enough to take a picture. This fashion photographer documents his experience and explains why you are not getting to see what is really happening. Our constitution has been shredded and freedom of the press no longer applies. IF the safety is the reason that journalists can't get close enough to document this catastrophe of biblical proportions then why is that person doing the clean up not wearing protective gear.

So what are you going to do about it? Remember...“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.”Robert Maynard Hutchins

Monday, July 12, 2010

Virginians Need to Unite to Protect our State

Not only do uranium mining interests want to ravage our state now corporate interests want to "FRACK" up our environment. Virginians need to rise up to protect our state water supply!!

It doesn't matter whether you are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Liberal, one wants their drinking water to be contaminated with flammable substances!

Out of Control Military Budget Needs to be Cut

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Why is it that what needs to be on the table is not? When health care was debated the best solution to our problem (single payee system) was not allowed on the table. Now with the deficit being the concern of the bailed out Wall Street Bankers (these folks with the golden parachutes and government bailouts are not concerned about creating jobs) the out of control military budget is not allowed on the table.

You have to wonder if the goal of these Wall Street Bankers and multinational corporations is to have a nation of peons and peasants to do there bidding and to hell with the middle class.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Portsmouth Mayor Should Be Recalled on Tuesday....

Mayor Holley seems to believe that the taxpayers of Portsmouth should pay for him to have more than a secretary.

Sorry Mayor Holley this is the last in a long line of insanity....I remember your hateful rascist letters that you sent anonymously to the Portsmouth's City Attorney. You didn't have the guts nor the integrity then.

I often wonder if you were behind that multi-million dollar extension of Clifford Street. I heard a rumor that you didn't like the cars riding by so close to the golf course where you spent a lot of time (during the day)....that golf course that got expanded and has cost the city lots of money. At the same time I overheard that the funding was cut from the city budget that allowed Portsmouth's physically challenged citizens access to services form a regional organization.

Portsmouth needs a major with ethics and integrity and I don't see those qualities being exhibited from Mayor Holley in this Wavy TV 10 interview.

Imagine if Mayor Holley survives the latest recall election. I would think that local reporters will be falling all over each other to interview this mayor on a regular basis on all sorts of issues. If Portsmouth votes to retain Mayor Holley then Portsmouth's city council needs to do the right thing and not provide any funding for this mayor to have a personal assistant. This mayor has a record that he can not behave appropriately with city resources. Mayor Holley may soon lose interest in being the Portsmouth mayor if he loses what he believes he is entitled too.

Come to think of it....does Mayor Holley pay green fees to golf on the City golf course? If not, the city council should pass a law making everyone (no exceptions) pay the fees to golf on this course.

Haiti's Piggy Bank

Haiti's Piggy Bank

The Creole Pig was once the mainstay of the economy of rural Haiti. It served as the farmer's hedge against bad weather, crop failure and all sorts of unforeseen occurrences. In 1982, the US government responded to an African Swine Flu outbreak in the Dominican Republic by ordering the complete eradication of all of Haiti's Creole pigs. Produced by Grassroots International - a U.S. based social justice organization partnering with the National Congress of Papaye Peasant Movement (MPNKP) in Haiti - this video tells the story of the eradication, the hardship it caused, and the efforts of Haitian organizations to reintroduce this key economic asset.
Take the time to watch this and "discover" why US foreign policy is often nothing more than an "enslaver" of the people to increase the profits of the multinational corporate elites. These wealthy elites know no boundaries....Big agriculture wants to control the world's food supply. There's a great article over on the Huffington Post. Hopefully the US people will research this techno madness so that Big Ag will not be able to continue to use the US government to spread it's death culture throughout the world.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Is the US Constitution still relevant?

Whatever happened to freedom of the press? According to our first amendment--"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Yet the US executive branch is colluding with BP to use propaganda on the American people. Obama even allows BP to mis-use our Coast Guard to prevent journalists from documenting the Gulf Oil Disaster. Yet BP's paid public relations people are having no trouble with access as they paint a clean,serene picture of the Gulf Oil Disaster (kayakers in "pristine" conditions).

This is so criminal!! Where's that change we voted for? Appears to me that Obama continues the corporate agenda and the fascist regime of Bush and Cheney continues un-abated.

The Real Threat is FASCISM

President Obama REFUSES Scientific Facts to be used in Gulf Oil Spill

It appears more important for President Obama to serve the interests of corporations like BP than to honor his campaign promise to use science to obtain the best results.

A group of independent scientists, frustrated and dumbfounded by the continued lack of the most basic data about the 77-day-old BP oil disaster, has put together a crash project intended to definitively measure how much oil has spilled and where and how it is spreading throughout the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

An all-star team of top oceanographers, chemists, engineers and other scientists could be ready to head out to the well site on two fully-equipped research vessels on about a week's notice. But they need to get the go-ahead -- and about $8.4 million -- from BP or the federal government or both. And that does not appear imminent.

What happened to the Obama policies we were promised? "Fool me once......"

Monday, July 05, 2010

The United FASCIST State of America,,,,

Dr. Lawrence Britt's 14 defining characteristics of Facism-:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread domestic problems,
the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, [or during a corporate created disaster in the Gulf] is very common. [Some say that Obama has the WORST record of any President when it comes to protecting whistleblowers.]
7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.
9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite. [Latest example is BP--the criminals get to cover up--"clean-up."]
10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

Who would have thought that President Obama would be leading us deeper into fascism?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We the people did NOT elect BP to do anything!!

Is there a leader anywhere who will take BP's assests, arrest the BP executives, and take charge of the clean up? Each Ridley Kemp turtle that is burned alive is a penalty of up to 50K that BP is avoiding. This is definitely destruction of evidence but while Obama hides out in the White House BP gets to destroy the evidence.

Why is LA now a BP Police State?

So now BP has police powers they can use to intimidate private citizens and journalists?

We need a President who is willing to take charge and confiscate BP's assets so they can be used by the gov to stop this catastrophe and clan up this corporate mess.

BP's interests are not ours. They are burning turtles alive, and trying to bury the evidence so they can keep from paying costly penalties. Obama appears to be a snarky BP handmaiden and not the President we need.

HR 5353--The War Is Making Us Poor Act

Imagine....let's put the Pentagon on a budget and give EVERY AMERICAN a tax break on the first 35,000 dollars of their income (70,000 for couples) and then have money left to apply to the deficit. (Source)

In these dire economic times we could all use an federal tax break. Call your representative today!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dangers of Drilling on Land with De-Regulation

See how De-regulation is contaminating our inland environment....HBO tonight Gasland!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Join the Store Wars Fight....


The US Military Industrial Complex rears it's ugly head once again. This time to protect BP and insure that it continues to do business with the US government. We need a Defense Department that does not defend the corporate agenda and is willing to STOP collaborating with corporations like BP and Blackwater.

Didn't our Congress almost turns itself inside out to defund ACORN due to alleged fraud? (Acorn has now been judged as INNOCENT but the right wing activists who "exposed" Acorn did so with heavily edited tapes that gave a false picture of what occurred.) The Republicans said this was not political but that fraudulent activity should NOT be allowed in government contracting. So where's Congress when BP is exposed for more serious offenses?

percent of their fuel needs. Our military needs to start buying it's oil elsewhere. This is outrageous.

Hat tip to the corporate crime reporter!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Georgianne Nienaber is reports BP is neglecting Boom Maintenance

Over at the Huffington Post Georgianne Nienaber is reporting on BP's continued negligence in the Gulf Oil Disaster Clean Up. The rumor is that BP is going to do the minimum that it has to and declare bankruptcy and leave everyone else to foot the bill.

Why doesn't the US confiscate all of BP's assets? It still won't be enough to take care of the bill but it would be a start. And it might make the next corporation think twice about the risks it is willing to take in pursuit of the all mighty dollar, yen...or whatever currency they are chasing!

Pictures are courtesy of Georgianne Nienaber. She says you are free to use these pictures (and others at the link).