Saturday, December 31, 2011

If You Didn't Like Bush, then how in Hell.....?


"The candidate supported by progressives — President Obama — himself holds heinous views on a slew of critical issues and himself has done heinous things with the power he has been vested. He has slaughtered civilians — Muslim children by the dozens — not once or twice, but continuously in numerous nations with drones, cluster bombs and other forms of attack. He has sought to overturn a global ban on cluster bombs. He has institutionalized the power of Presidents — in secret and with no checks — to target American citizens for assassination-by-CIA, far from any battlefield. He has waged an unprecedented war against whistleblowers, the protection of which was once a liberal shibboleth. He rendered permanently irrelevant the War Powers Resolution, a crown jewel in the list of post-Vietnam liberal accomplishments, and thus enshrined the power of Presidents to wage war even in the face of a Congressional vote against it. His obsession with secrecy is so extreme that it has become darkly laughable in its manifestations, and he even worked to amend the Freedom of Information Act (another crown jewel of liberal legislative successes) when compliance became inconvenient.

"He has entrenched for a generation the once-reviled, once-radical Bush/Cheney Terrorism powers of indefinite detention, military commissions, and the state secret privilege as a weapon to immunize political leaders from the rule of law. He has shielded Bush era criminals from every last form of accountability. He has vigorously prosecuted the cruel and supremely racist War on Drugs, including those parts he vowed during the campaign to relinquish — a war which devastates minority communities and encages and converts into felons huge numbers of minority youth for no good reason. He has empowered thieving bankers through the Wall Street bailout, Fed secrecy, efforts to shield mortgage defrauders from prosecution, and the appointment of an endless roster of former Goldman, Sachs executives and lobbyists. He’s brought the nation to a full-on Cold War and a covert hot war with Iran, on the brink of far greater hostilities. He has made the U.S. as subservient as ever to the destructive agenda of the right-wing Israeli government. His support for some of the Arab world’s most repressive regimes is as strong as ever.

"Most of all, America’s National Security State, its Surveillance State, and its posture of endless war is more robust than ever before. The nation suffers from what National Journal‘s Michael Hirsh just christened “Obama’s Romance with the CIA.” He has created what The Washington Post just dubbed a vast drone/killing operation,” all behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy and without a shred of oversight. Obama’s steadfast devotion to what Dana Priest and William Arkin called “Top Secret America” has severe domestic repercussions as well, building up vast debt and deficits in the name of militarism that create the pretext for the “austerity” measures which the Washington class (including Obama) is plotting to impose on America’s middle and lower classes."


- Glenn Greenwald

Unconstitutional

Fight. Harder.

Mike Rivero Tells It Straight

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Home of the Brave


They use to call it "the home of the brave."
"These colors don't run," the bumper sticker said.
"I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it," someone once said.

Now the Eagle has flown.
The nest is bare.
In his place is the new national bird: Chicken Little.

Home of the Craven.
The weak.
The suspicious.
The cowardly.

Calling out the SWAT team for every loud noise.
Treating cupcakes as potential bombs.
Strip searching elderly matrons.
And young children.
And pretty girls.
(Especially the pretty girls.
Can't be too careful, you know.)
Shoot first, ask questions, well, never.

And our new motto.
Not "E Pluribus Unum."
Instead, "Ad Absurdam, Ad Nauseum."


sj

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pass This On




This is the point of no return.

sj

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Word.



Truth from Low Key.
I hope you dig it.
Because now YOU'RE a "terrorist," too.

sj

Friday, December 9, 2011

LA Fights Back




Bravo, Los Angeles!
I wonder if anyone will be next?


sj

Calling Officer Friendly.....

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK




This is what they're NOT telling you on the TV news.


sj