Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Why would the Kansas Republican Party Chairman Kris Kobach admit to caging voters and then tell people it isn't illegal?
Black Monday? Global Investors vote "No" on Paulson's Bailout By Mike Whitney : Information Clearing House - ICH
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The scariest thing about Sarah Palin isn't how unqualified she is - it's what her candidacy says about America | The Smirking Chimp
Friday, September 26, 2008
FOXNews.com - WaMu Gives New CEO Mega Payout as Bank Fails - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
Unfortunately Dave will forgive him and have him back on after the roof falls in on Wall Street, like it is today. Remember, Senator Timebomb announced his run for the Oval Office way back when things were so rosy for US imperialism.
Peter Swartz: "European reactions to the financial crisis Covering their tracks and distancing themselves from the US" - WSWS.org
Any Way You Parse It, the Proposed Bailout is a Disaster for Ordinary Americans. It Must Be Stopped | This Can't Be Happening!
One radical economist's viewpoint on the current situation: Raymond Lotta, Revolution newspaper on Radio KPFK, audio download (13.8 meg. - 1hr.)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I don't even feel right making snarky jokes about this stuff anymore. This campaign has gone seriously off the rails. I've never seen anything like it, but everyone is still nattering on as if this is business as usual. If it is, though, we've already entered the world of Idiocracy and we might as well all just give up and enjoy our super-size Slurpees while we can."
Sen. John "the ticking timebomb" McCain calls to cancel on David Letterman's late night talk show and announces to every corporate media whore in the world that he's suspending the campaign for a huddle up at the watering trough. The pig pen inside the DC Beltway is getting crowded as all our major league players decide how to spend our billions bailing out their buddies.
Wait Dear Readers! There's more oozing slime to ogle at in New York City!
Senator Timebomb's nasal voiced running mate, Sarah "Barracuda" Palin, is preening for prime time paparazzi glam shots with the French president's Queen of Metallica at the United Nations. Who said cradling the brain dead won't get you anywhere? Work it Sarah fer all it's worth, go girl go!
Another "Perfect Double Tapered" turd is about to flop out on their game plans.
Yes folks, to use another ever faithful Kansan's words of wisdom, a "perfect double tapered" piece of excrement is what awaits our glittering glam rulers. Kansas City Royal's baseball king, George Brett, describes exactly what the swine at the top are feeling nowdays in all the steamy language fit for Podunk proletarian television.
Do I hear "George Brett for President", yet?
Watch the important news flash from him during warm-ups near the pitching mound with the Royals here. Ah yes, Dear Readers, this vid needs to be sent to our Dear Leaders as the Bushevik regime totters in their last sixty days.
Meanwhile back at the Ten Acres readers are flooding my mail box with inquiries and sneering alerts about everything from;
"How can we Kansans have been so stupid, for so long?" Click Kansas on the map at the jump here,
Also announcing today's "Emergency Rally to Stop the Bush Bail-out"
Or "Corporate Media Journalists Just Love Rich Guys" click here. Warren Buffet should retire and work as a $5.75/hour door greeter at his pillaging Nebraska Furniture Mart, just outside the soon to be extinct NASCAR Kansas City speedway.
And slap a "happy face" sticker on his shirt.
And BTW, can you hear that little voice inside Senator Timebomb's head?
He's having a flashback, to the bad old days, as Admiral "Billy Goat" stares down on him from above the wild blue yonder.
"When all else fails call in the napalm!"
"Roger that ..."
"And Gawd damn it! Stop the campaign, the peasant guerillas have caught us with our pants down, again! And it's running down all our legs."
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Eyeball the list here.
You won't believe what the list of good things could be done. If PBS can go on and on having endless fundraisers and continue showing tributes to the conservatives "patron saint" Ronald Reagan while his lunatic economic legacy is still at play on Wall Street, then maybe we should read This Can't Be Happening!
What is wrong with this picture? The reality is that there is much too much liquidity in the system. That is why the yield on U.S. Treasury bills has fallen to just 0.16 percent – just one sixth of one percent! This is what happens when there is a flight to safety. By liquid investors. Many of which are now fleeing abroad, as shown by the dollar’s 3% plunge against the euro yesterday (Monday, Sept. 22).
The question that the media avoid asking is what people are trying to be safe from? The answer should be obvious to anyone who has been reading about the junk mortgage problem. ... " The Dear Reader must continue after the jump to find out at: Henry Paulson and the New Yazoo Land Scandal
Read more of the evidence in sthis exclusive article at: The Independent
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
... A kleptocratic class has taken over the economy to replace industrial capitalism. Franklin Roosevelt's term "banksters" says it all in a nutshell. The economy has been captured - by an alien power, but not the usual suspects. Not socialism, workers or "big government," nor by industrial monopolists or even by the great banking families. Certainly not by Freemasons and Illuminati. (It would be wonderful if there were indeed some group operating with centuries of wisdom behind them, so at least someone at least had a plan.) Rather, the banksters have made a compact with an alien power -not Communists, Russians, Asians or Arabs. Not humans at all. The group's cadre is a new breed of machine. It may sound like the Terminator movies, but computerized Machines have indeed taken over the world - at least, the White House's world. Here is how they did it. ... Read more at Global Research (after the jump, scroll down past their blank layout to get to Hudson's text.)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A few smart women ...
Hat tip to red state rebels for this one. A small group of women decide over coffee to oppose Palin in Alaska. They post flyers, distribute a press statement to the local media and are vilified and slandered by a local conservative radio shock jock who calls them on air "socialist baby killing maggots" and urges listeners to call their numbers listed on the press release. The women return to the media with the abusive phone calls they received from the shock jocks listeners and read, watch what happens next, click here.
Dave Lindorff writes: .... With the government now having spent over $800 billion in less than a year shoring up tottering financial companies that had become little more than casinos (and rigged ones at that), America is looking increasingly like China, a country where the state has been gradually getting out of the business of directly owning companies. At this point, with the US government owning 80 percent of the world’s largest insurance company, AIG, and essentially owning mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae as well as bankrupt Lehman Brothers, and with the nation’s two largest automakers in line asking for $25 billion in government loans, one would be hard-pressed to spot the difference between the two systems. ... click This Can't Be Happening! because it is.
- General Smedley Butler
[excerpt] ... Aside from the Iraqi people, nobody knows what the U.S. military is doing in Iraq better than the soldiers themselves. A new book gives readers vivid and detailed accounts of the devastation the U.S. occupation has brought to Iraq, in the soldiers' own words. Winter Soldier Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupation, published by Haymarket Books Tuesday, is a gut-wrenching, historic chronicle of what the U.S. military has done to Iraq, and its own soldiers. ... Read this book review by Dahr Jamail
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
You Can't Feel Blue About the Economy If You Want To. There Are No Blue Chips Anymore | This Can't Be Happening!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Amidar has also been waging a legal battle over a minor alteration he made to the property.
Many years ago, Mr Khimayl rebuilt the dangerous external stone steps that provided the only access to the house’s second floor. In 2005, Amidar inspectors told him he had broken the terms of his contract and should remove the new steps.
Unable to reach his home in any other way, he replaced the stone steps with a metal staircase. Another inspector declared the staircase a violation of the agreement, too.
Mr Khimayl is currently using a metal staircase on wheels, arguing that the moveable steps are not a permanent alteration. Nonetheless, Amidar is pursuing him through the courts. Other families face similar problems."
Tell all those Know-it-All Republican Neighbors, Relatives and Friends: "America's getting just what you deserve."
He's got a point ... in a funny sick sorta way, and it started Sept. 9th with his regular Clusterf*ck Nation Chronicle: [excerpt] Why do the big deals always happen over the weekends? So the big boyz in government and finance can take off their neckties when they bargain with each other? So the markets will be closed and unable to register a response one way or another? So the shrinking fraction of the US public that pays attention to anything besides Nascar and pornography won't catch the news Saturday evening? ... [end excerpt]
Also the same wit and time:
James Howard Kunstler: "The Party That Wrecked America"
It's official: John McCain and Sarah Palin are up in the latest polls now that the conventions are over. This is a positive development. It will give the Obama-Biden campaign incentive to get serious. It would have been a disaster for Obama-Biden to come out of this past week ahead. It might have prompted them to kick back and be complacent.
McCain-Palin have nowhere to go now but down, and I will tell you exactly how this will happen. They can run away from President Bush, but they can't run away from the Republican Party.
The Republicans will be regarded from now on as 'the party that wrecked America.' Over the weeks ahead, as carnage in the economy and the financial markets ramps up, it will become increasingly clear. It is important that this meme be spread through the internet. I urge all commentators who read this blog to adopt and spread the idea that the Republicans are 'the party that wrecked America.'
It will work because it is the truth.
Use it freely. Don't bother attributing it to me. Just spread the word.
Get the meme going.
Quote of the day: Mike Morgan on bad debt contagion in the financials:
"'This is a virus, with a 100% kill rate. This is a pandemic, the likes of which we have never seen. This is only something that can be fixed after we kill all the players that carry the virus, because the virus only dies when the host is dead. The hosts are the sick financial institutions being run by crooked executives, regulated by incompetent regulators, appointed by blissfully ignorant politicians and at the end of the line is a judicial system that is without power to do anything.'"
Bank of America said it was buying Merrill Lynch for 50 billion dollars in a transaction that creates the world's largest financial services company.
The acquisition gives Bank of America the largest brokerage in the world with more than 20,000 advisers and 2.5 trillion dollars in client assets.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who took part in weekend discussions in New York, said the actions 'will be critical to facilitating liquid, smooth functioning markets, and addressing potential concerns in the credit markets.'"
Sunday, September 14, 2008
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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Then the independent journalists ...
Socialism for the wealthy, amidst a nation of trailer park serfs...
McCain is swimming with more than Sarah "Barracuda" Palin, he's surrounded by looming national economic and environmental disasters and the very real potential of starting a new Civil War.
The video above makes plain the logical outcome of a concerted three decade insurgent campaign to install a Christian theocratic dictatorship with a pretty face in this country.
Faith-based feeding centers for the weary bankrupt renters...
Or, for those in need of the King's English, "on yer knees you unreconstructed whelp of a whore, pray for your feed."
Ignominy aside, as an intelligent Flyer reader comments, "It will be interesting to see whether the Republicans manage to scare the press away from making this history public. After all, people were interested in seeing what the Mormons believe, during Romney's campaign. ... And Obama's religious beliefs-by-association have certainly been a focus of interest. "
Quick answer to the reader - the cowardly corporate mainstream media will not attack Palin.
In fact, I watched a NBC televised report this morning proclaiming that Gov. Palin kept Alaska as one of the states "with the least restrictions on abortion"
She's just wonderful for those that want to BELIEVE. Amen.
Holy Father as paedophile patriarch, Holy Mary as pregnant teenager, the American empire to end in lunacy.
Here is a link to an article by Bruce Wilson going deeper into her background and large fanatical religious social base in Alaska.
[excerpt] ... Palin and Alaska LT Governor Scott Parnell were publicly blessed, onstage before an estimated crowd of 6,000, through the "laying on of hands" by Wasilla Assembly of God's Head Pastor Ed Kalnins whose sermons espouse such theological concepts as the possession of geographic territories by demonic spirits and the inter-generational transmission of family "curses". ... [end excerpt]
Loosely connected, but relevant (based upon my direct and difficult experiences investigating "pro-life" Kansas Christian militias in the nineties) the recent revelations that the federal government police have failed at curtailing the infiltration of neo-fascists into the military services. It is a short step from worshipping Thor, or Hitler (who considered himself a good Christian) to being a "born again" Christian warrior for an American-style Armageddon. I have ran into, and researched many Kansas and Missouri militia members who became members of overtly U. S. "patriotic" assemblies, usually in the form of peaceable demonstrations outside abortion clinics. In fact, many were in their own words "doing recon" on their "targets."
I know that and a bit more because several were under my employ as agent-informers.
Now why the masochistic and idealistic "Left" hasn't learned to be more systematic about intelligence gathering is beyond me, but suffice it to say, the word "actionable" means more than throwing bottles and smashing windows in today's American police state.
Ironic, what McCain and Bush from their convention pulpits facetiously accusing the Democrat Party of being held hostage by the "angry Left" - the politically polar opposite has been happening at the Republican Party for decades. The Repugnuts have been held hostage to a fascist religious based crusade to make the country into a "Christian Nation" under "God's Law."
Democrats, herding cats for the Pentagon ... Republicans, lipstick makeovers on corporate sharks
The fact is the Republican Party stands to go down in flames with many of it's few remaining spineless moderates jumping ship. Bob Dole being the exception, preferring a blue tab of viagra clenched between his teeth on the deathbed with Lizzie, smiling and hard, ever ready with a short joke before meeting his Maker. A western flatlander Kansan until the bitter end.
The apocalyptic fearful alternative, the Maverick team for the Neocon Predator State "wins" and replaces the faux cowboy Bush regime with a more dangerous sharky regime, launching yet more bankrupting wars for their over-stretched empire, and a domestic fascist corporate energy-centered dictatorship. The failed state of the U. S. republic and possibly the planet will then enter what Derrick Jensen calls "The End Game." (Click for latest live appearence.)
"If Obama wins?" Ask the hair robed and starry eyed optimists amongst us.
A linked article full of dark portent concerning that next catastrophe, in the event of Obama's election is here.
One would think after the many armed standoffs, abortion clinic bombings, religious compound shootouts and outright mega-bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City we would learn of the fully armed and influential might of the spoiled right-wing in this country. Pardon the old racist Dixie Democrat pun but it "will rise again."
If Clinton drove the racist and right-wing militia groups nuts, what do you think Obama's presidency will do?
I have a sinking feeling that in the largely Republican civil and police services from within the federal and state governments many just won't have the heart this time around to enforce the laws concerning the Bill of Rights.
There is no "angry Left" or "armed revolutionary leftists" in this country organized or large enough to hold even a soccer game at a local Unitarian-Universalist Church pot luck picnic.
McCain, Bush, Cheney, Rush "lard butt" Limbaugh, the pack of Wall Street Neocons, every tongue talking preacher pounding the pulpits, every red-baiting sociopath looking for a donation has been running the commie bogeyman for so long and to so many; that the phrase "socialism for the working classes" has been successfully washed from the brains of every Joe Six-Pack and Jill Carb-soaked Heifer in the "working class."
Mention the word "leftist" and the Fox News soaked, country music addled brain goes into televised static without the digital scrambler.
Of course, if McCain is elected "a heart beat away" will be Sarah "Barracuda" Palin, ambitious and ready for Christian "shock troop" deployment. Maybe, we should give away some movies?
That might eventually get those lard ass over weight couch potatoes off their butts and into the streets.
The question will be then, will there be enough of us still "left" to matter?
Either way, no matter which candidate wins, it bodes ill for the empire's confused and media dazzled citizenry of consumers.
My thanks to the readers who provided the many links for this literary hand grenade to lob over the stonewalling careerists' heads. Nuk, nuk, nuk, nuk ....
Monday, September 08, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Who, where and how are we rising?
Tonight, Joshua Frank, co-editor of the fantastic book "Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland" (AK Press, 2008) on Radio Free Kansas 1030pm (central) callers welcome 646-716-8652 after 11pm or so ... I'd like to talk to him first.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Read more of the Prairie Home Companions to Bush-style fascism.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
... before the RNC convention, a fascist clampdown on journalists.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
On Kountry Klub Khristian Republicans:
A reliable example of the "backward libertarianism" as practised by many in Alaska, announced Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, represents "an overwhelmingly Republican majority that wants to squeeze all the cash it can get out of the state before the oil dries up, the fish die out and the wildlife disappears…” Read of just one aspect of the ugly downside of rugged individualism in the once Great North, before savage capitalism took over. Read John Dolan's Big, Sleazy Safari at Thomas Paine's Corner.
Monday, September 01, 2008
(linked below)"This is Eileen Clancy . . . The house where I-Witness Video
is staying in St. Paul has been surrounded by police. We have locked all the
doors. We have been told that if we leave we will be detained. One of our people
who was caught outside is being detained in handcuffs in front of the house. The
police say that they are waiting to get a search warrant. More than a dozen
police are wielding firearms, including one St. Paul officer with a long gun,
which someone told me is an M-16.We are suffering a preemptive video
arrest. For those that don't know, I-Witness Video was remarkably successful in
exposing police misconduct and outright perjury by police during the 2004 RNC.
Out of 1800 arrests, at least 400 were overturned based solely on video evidence
which contradicted sworn statements which were fabricated by police officers. It
seems that the house arrest we are now under and the possible threat of the
seizure of our computers and video cameras is a result of the 2004 success. ... "
At home, amid the protests at the Twin Cities Republican National Convention, and abroad in the ports of the Black Sea - the military-industrial racketeers are being opposed. BTW what the hell is the United States Coast Guard doing over there patrolling the Black Sea? Maybe a "seal the borders" American can read this at RIA Novosti and tell us.