Wednesday, April 30, 2008

All three

corporate candidates are of little use to us. [more] via

Chris hedges on Obama

As a senator
he has promoted nuclear energy as "green." He has been lauded by the nuclear power industry, which is determined to resume building nuclear power plants across the country. He has voted to continue to fund the Iraq war. He opposed Rep. John Murtha's call for immediate withdrawal. He refused to join the 13 senators who voted against confirming Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state. He voted in July 2005 to reauthorize the Patriot Act. He did not support an amendment that was part of a bankruptcy bill that would have capped credit card interest rates at 30 percent. He opposed a bill that would have reformed the notorious Mining Law of 1872. He did not support the single-payer health care bill HR676, sponsored by Reps. Dennis Kucinich and John Conyers. He supports the death penalty. He worked tirelessly in the Senate in 2005 to pass a class-action "reform" bill that was part of a large lobbying effort by financial firms, which make up Obama's second-biggest single bloc of donors. The law, with the Orwellian title the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), would effectively shut down state courts as a venue to hear most class-action lawsuits. This has long been a cherished goal of large corporations as well as the Bush administration. It effectively denies redress in many of the courts where these cases have a chance of defying powerful corporate challenges. It moves these cases into corporate-friendly federal courts dominated by Republican judges. Even Hillary Clinton voted against this naked effort to allow corporations to carry out flagrant discrimination, consumer fraud and wage-and-hour violations.

In America, money

is how we keep score.

Everyone starts at zero.
======== May 6th:
Ok, he didn't actually say that part about "Everyone starts at zero".
But if everyone doesn't start at zero, then the game is rigged.
And so it is.

Friday, April 11, 2008

No matter what, I pledge allegiance to the flag etc

This sentiment is un-American.
We always reserve the right to alter, or abolish.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008