Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Intelligence failure

PDB: Bin Laden determined to strike in the US
OK. You've covered your ass.

Garrison Keilor, William Blake

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among those dark Satanic mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold,
Bring me my Arrows of desire,
Bring me my Spear; O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have build Jerusalem
In England's green & pleasant Land.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Elizabeth Warren

on healthcare
You think if you have health insurance, you are safe.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Truth, Justice, theAmericanWay

Status update on the never ending battle.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Too big to jail

Glenn Greenwald
and the rule of lawlessness.
Nader remembers 9/11.

Bill of Attainder

Why are the laws that restrict the releasing of the Guantanamo prisoners who are cleared for release not unconstitutional as bills of attainder?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

People Are Prisoners

remember Troy Davis

Bloomberg shuts down OWS

but the cat is out of the bag.

The Levellers at the Putney Debates: 1647

Thus Thomas Rainsborough argued:
For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; and therefore truly, Sr, I think it clear, that every Man that is to live under a Government ought first by his own Consent to put himself under that Government; and I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that Government that he hath not had a voice to put Himself under.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Last Refuge of Scoundrels - the flag

Too Big To Fail is Too Big.
Q: What did Wall Street get for donating to Obama in 2008?
A: Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury rather than Stiglitz,
and Larry Summers, and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon's bonus.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Bev Rice

Arrested and jailed for demonstrating in front of the White House.

Drinking in public

If the boys hadn't come, there would have been plenty of wine.
Pastor: "John's followers fast, but you guys party."
Mary: "Why do You hang around with those people."
Assistant Manager: "Shows frequent lapses of judgement."

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Entitlement reform

French Revolution style

If crucifixion is so bad for you

why did Christ do it?
blood on the tracks


Is a sin.
Pride says, you're exceptional.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Original Sin

Was it thinking "Am I not God?"
Original and still popular.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Super committee

Q: Will the super committee's plan differ from the default?
A: Huh?

Tax the rich.
Bring the weapons home.


You should be afraid.