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Rove and the Relativity of Truth

Interesting piece in the LA Weekly on how Karl Rove has fared previously when under oath. There is something so creepy about this character. In the quote below, not the push-polling tactic Rove is famous for – if you haven’t seen the documentary Bush’s Brain, see it, as there are many more examples of this type of push-polling. Continue reading →

One Text Message Says It All

“I just ate an MRE” — military rations — “and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants.”

Talking about Heck-of-a-job-Brownie’s.

Read it and weep.

If It Says Libby on the Label You WILL Like It Like It Like It

Vengeful men in high places can truly undermine democracy.

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This Is Important

When politics and personal morality dictate public health initiatives, the end is truly only a matter of time.

These people really hate women.

More Eminent Chicanery

Now in the spotlight, the seaside town of Long Branch, New Jersey. Continue reading →

Crony Jobs

If you are or ever have been a friend, or a friend of a friend, in this administration, there is now a special place for you to submit your request for a high-level agency directorship or the like at Crony Jobs.

Saving the Poor Wittle Ole Oil Companies

Disguising this new big oil-giveaway with the title “Gasoline for America’s Security Act of 2005” is just another example of propaganda-style labeling to make something seem a whole lot better for the American people than it really is. Continue reading →

Eminent Chicanery

If you are not sure about recent aggressive eminent-domaining of private propery because you think, oh, well blighted areas are an eye sore and I really like nice shiny new developments…and you rejected the “domino theory” sometime in the 70s, consider this.

Basically – a local township wants to take one person’s property to develop it the exact same way, just using the developers they like.
Trickle-down cronyism?

Eminent domain abuse is just one more result of politicians run amuck.

In Defense of Looting – Trickle Down Economics in Action

Looting is a learned behavior. Put many people in the same circumstances, some will loot, some will not loot. Your reaction under these circumstances will probably be largely determined by your environment – where and how you have been “conditioned.”

Our government officials loot the treasury to support their partisan pork projects.

Corporate leaders loot their companies’ assets and the life-savings of their workers.

If they can do it, why can’t I?

Looting is an American tradition. It’s ugly, but to chastise someone looting a TV set while corporations loot not only the life-savings of Americans, but loot their jobs is simply hypocrisy.

The first “corporate” entities in America were built in the robber-baron tradition. If you think Standard Oil became the first major monopoly in the industrial age by being fair, you need to read a little about the history of Rockefeller and Flagler.

Must Read – TNR’s Swimming with Sharks

From the October 3, 2005 issue of The New Republic

Rove, Abramoff, Delay…they didn’t pop from Zeus’ head. The Young Republicans get early training in sabotage, manipulation, and deception to influence and control elections. Some tactics: Continue reading →