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Just a Few More Freedom Bombs™ and We're Good

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/28/2015

The United Snakes is helping the Shiite-led, Iran-backed government that it left in Iraq, after spending about 3.5-trillion dollars creating it, by dropping Freedom Bombs™ on the Sunni mercenaries that Saudi Israelia is paying to overthrow that government there.  At the same time, the United Snakes is dropping more Freedom Bombs™ on the Houthi rebels in Yemen, who are backed by the Iranians, in their fight against the puppet government there, installed by the Saudi Israelians.
One hour, the U.S. is conducting airstrikes to combat Sunni extremists -- ISIS -- in Iraq ... The next hour, it's helping aid Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign against Shiite extremists -- the Houthi rebels -- in Yemen ... The backdrop, of course, is the clear proxy war in the Middle East between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia. But as the New York Times writes, one of the reasons why the United States has taken a more active role in the bombing campaign in Iraq is because it's worried that Iran now has too much influence in the country. "If the Americans did not engage, they feared becoming marginalized by Tehran in a country where they had spilled much blood in the last decade," the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

What Music Videos Can Be

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/27/2015

When MTV and VH1 made the corporate decision to stop playing music videos the medium was pretty much dead.  It had choked on crony-capitalist excess that always stalked videos and ruined the opportunity for them to be the something other than a commercials for songs they were supposed to be artistically enlightening.  The new video for "Botanica de Los Angeles" by the best post-punk band ever, Xiu Xiu, shows how wonderful this medium can be.  Again.

We Used to Call Them 'Pigs'

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/26/2015

This video is of a police stop of Floyd Dent, a 57-year-old black man and 37-year autoworker for Ford with absolutely no criminal record.  The cops claim that when the Floyd opened his car door, he threatened to kill them.  Of course, not one of the six cops in on this arrest of the most dangerous criminal in Michigan, that night, has his microphone on to record this threat.  Then an otherwise boring, routine evening gets much more interesting for William Melendez, a cop with a record of planting false evidence, and his gang.  They beat on Mr. Dent mercilessly, tase him 3-times and plant a bag of crack-cocaine in his car.  And this all started because these sterling examples of law enforcement supposedly saw him slow-roll a 'Stop' sign.

As income-inequality grows, police actions like this will become more & more frequent.  These types of cops, who we used to call 'Pigs' because of their aberrant behavior, are doing exactly what our rulers want - conditioning citizens to be frightened of 'authority' and more likely to countenance this sort of unwarranted violence and oppression from police.

Just Get The Fuck Out - Part 2

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/25/2015

This is a chart of U.S. Wars (click to enbiggen).  On October 14, 2001 the Afghan War-4-Israel began - 13-years-and-5-months ago, making it the longest war in U.S. history.  New Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is in DC working hard for his Military Industrial Complex, neocon and Wall St. bosses, begging President Barry to keep The Troops!™ in his country and, thus, the money fire-hose wide-open, feeding everybody's Swiss bank accounts full-blast.
The White House says the U.S. will keep its current complement of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned.

It says the size of the U.S. troop presence for 2016 will be decided later this year.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had asked Obama to slow the withdrawal of U.S. troops from his country. That's because Afghan security forces are bracing for a tough spring fighting season ...

The original plan was to cut the 9,800 troops to 5,500 by the end of this year.
Maybe President Barry is using the delayed troop reduction as a bargaining chip?

Just Get The Fuck Out

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/24/2015

The New York Times has a puff-piece about Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, that, like their Weapons of Mass Bullshit articles, gets everything wrong.
When President Obama meets this week with Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s new president, he will finally be sitting across from an Afghan leader who is not brooding, agitated, suspicious or openly belligerent toward his American allies ...

Mr. Ghani is certain to push hard to keep the current 10,000 American troops and thousands of private contractors in his country through, or perhaps beyond, 2016 when Mr. Obama insists the United States’ longest war will come to an end. Mr. Ghani is also seeking long-term commitments of money and support from the United States ...

“So, absolutely, we expect some discussion about President Ghani’s request for flexibility” on troop levels, said Jeff Eggers, a senior adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan for the National Security Council.

Doug Ollivant, who worked in the National Security Council for Mr. Obama and President George W. Bush, said Mr. Ghani is a “Western-oriented” leader who would be comfortable rubbing shoulders with intellectuals at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, or the Aspen Ideas Forum in Colorado.

“He’s a creature of Washington, a creature of Aspen and Davos,” he said. “He’s extremely comfortable moving in these circles.”

The critical adviser-space around President Barry is filled with shyster-ghouls, like Jeff & Doug here, who work for various factions of our rulers' Military Industrial Complex.

The Four Biggest Assholes

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/23/2015

Here's what the four biggest ruling assholes in the United Snakes look like.  They are the Kagans - the leaders of the neocon, Israel-first cornerstone of our ruling elite and the Military Industrial Complex.  Kim and Fred were the driving force behind the 6-trillion-dollar Afghan and Iraq Wars-4-Israel blunders.  Vicky and Rob took over and hyped General David Petraeus, a complete failure who's about to be indicted for treason, and his Surge strategy in Iraq that was an utter failure no matter what the second dumbest guy in his Annapolis graduating class, John McCain, nor the FoxNewsers say.  Vicky was also the force and the voice behind the phony Ukraine War-4-Israel in which Rob and the rest of the neocons are trying to get the U.S. involved.  And they all four work hard every day to scuttle the Iran negotiations and start World War III there and in Syria so that their fellow East Europeans, pretending to be "Israelites", can steal more land & water in Palestine.

They are blood-dripping-from-fangs, murderous ghouls but also, personally and physically, utter cowards.  Not one Kagan or single member of the extended Kagan Klan has ever actually fought for this country.  But they have all made mad PROFITZ! off military spending.  As a matter of fact, no Kagan has probably ever been in a physical fight in his/her life - they leave that for their peasants to do while they direct the operation from a safe, out-of-range perch.

The Kagans are the face of our current rulers.  An absolutely despicable class of miscreants and mountebanks.

Under the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/22/2015

The Judeo-Christian soldiers division of our rulers' media is all kerfluffled - again - about the Pledge of Allegiance:
Students at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, knew right away there was something not quite right about the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s because the pledge was being recited in Arabic.

“One nation under Allah,” the student body president announced over the intercom system on Wednesday ...

Reaction in the upstate New York high school was swift, and so was the backlash, The Times Herald-Record reports. Furious students tried to shout down the recitation in their classrooms. Other students sat down in protest ...

The school said the pledge was recited in Arabic as a way to honor National Foreign Language Week “and in an effort to celebrate the many races, cultures and religions that make up this great country.” It said the pledge had been recited in other languages throughout the week.
So the Judeo-Christians don't like it when their children have to hear "One nation, under Allah" every morning at school?  How 'bout, "One nation, under the Flying Spaghetti Monster"?  Or even better, "One nation, under Freak Flag!"

Or maybe we ought to leave references to mythical deities, particularly gods connected to specific religions, and/or corporations, out of our public school curriculum completely - like the founders of this country specifically told us to do?

Try-out the New Reserve Currency Called 'CIPS'?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/21/2015

The P5+1 is a group of six nations tasked with saving the U.S. dollar's role as the world's reserve currency.  It consists of China, the United Snakes, Britain, France, Russia - plus Germany (the political implications are obvious as to why it's described this way).  Ostensibly, the P5+1 is supposed to negotiate a deal whereby Iran will allow monitoring of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions being lifted so that China, Germany and other countries can freely trade with Iran in the world marketplace.  Israel and its powerful lobby in the United Snakes are trying to prevent this deal while laying the groundwork for another major war-4-Israel in the Middle East, paid for by U.S. taxpayers, which would create a fine distraction so that Israelis can continue stealing land & water in Palestine like they have for the past 45-years.  But China has big plans for Iran and its investments in Africa that will funnel through there so an Iran war is out-of-the question.  Back in October 2013, Chinese economist Liu Chang dropped a bomb in the world's media suggesting that if the U.S. did not start acting more fiscally responsibly, there could be an alternative to the dollar as the world's reserve currency.  Perhaps Netanyahu's hi-jinx the past few weeks were the final straw - who knows - but China has announced an alternative to the SWIFT international banking transaction mechanism called CIPS.

Hawaii Freezes Over

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/20/2015

The London Interbank Offered Rate, the LIBOR rate, is the average interest rate estimated by leading banks in London that banks charge other banks for over-night borrowing.  Back in 2008, Barclay's, Bank of Amerika, Citi and UBS, along with other banksters, were caught red-handed manipulating this rate - officially publishing a rate that was LOWER than it actually was - so that they would appear stronger and thus - illegally - cash in on various equity bets.  It was a two-bit scam with a 6-billion-dollar payoff for a few bankster executives.  The U.S. Justice Dept. made a deal with those banksters that if they paid a small fine - without admitting guilt - and double-extra-promised to never, ever, ever do this again, these executives would not face indictments/prosecution for robbing their own banks & their customers.  And they didn't ... for a few months, anyway.
U.S. prosecutors investigating currency manipulation are considering revoking years-old settlements and prosecuting banks for rigging interest rates ...

The Justice Department is weighing whether evidence of wrongdoing in currency trading means banks violated old deals resolving probes into the rigging of benchmark interest rates ...

Deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements ... have been widely used by the Justice Department in recent years in investigations ranging from sanctions violations to market manipulation. A decision to revoke such a deal with a bank would be unprecedented ...


Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/19/2015

Many have been stuck in the very back of a wide body airliner, near the toilets, for a long flight and have experienced the odoriferous environment there, particularly after the first meal's been served.  But it's never been so bad that the plane had to actually turn-around and go home - until now:
A British Airways flight was forced to turn around and land over the weekend because somebody did a shit so bad the plane was essentially rendered useless ...

[T]he British Airways flight from Heathrow to Dubai on Saturday had to turn around and flop back down again at Heathrow just 30 minutes into the seven-hour flight because somebody did a toilet crime.

Hertsmere Tory councillor Abhishek Sachdev ... happened to be on the flight, and, as well as tweeting his response ("Insane! Our BA flight to Dubai returned back to Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet! 15hrs until next flight... #britishairways") also spoke to the Daily Mail about the ordeal ...

"The pilot made an announcement requesting senior cabin crew, and we knew something was a bit odd," he said. "About 10 minutes later he said, 'You may have noticed there's a quite pungent smell coming from one of the toilets.'

"He said it was liquid fecal excrement. Those are the words he used" ...

We've all seen a bad shit. We've all been to a pub. We've all traveled on a bus at least once in our lives. Everybody in Britain, at some point, has had to piss at a train station. We've all lifted a toilet seat and, like Pandora's Box, stared into the abyss-like doom of someone else's medically inadvisable droppings. But the question is this: how, and more specifically why, is it possible to shit up and around the rim of a toilet and, side-question, how does one shit up a wall? ...

Victimization Meet Racism

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/18/2015

At the end of one of the early, 1930s "Frankenstein" movies, Dr. Frankenstein has finally captured the monster, subdued him and has him strapped to the operating table, ready to dismember him and rid the world of this threat he created once and for all.  But the young doctor has doubts.  After all, his monster is "alive" and he is ostensibly murdering him, even though the various body parts he built him from were of people long dead.  It is an interesting moral conundrum, with the creator of the evil also being the ultimate victim of it.  Dr. Frankenstein exclaims: "I must first see the monster at full-power before I can destroy it!"

Benjamin Mileikowsky's sentiments were the same in yesterday's election in Israel.  Like Frankenstein he was faced with killing the one thing that's keeping Israel alive - the 2-State Solution.  And like the Doctor, he needed to see the monster at its full-power before he could destroy it.  So he amped the apartheid up to 10.  And he and his rulers will see what happens.  The violent, racial supremacists are officially the victims now and will ask their god Yahweh, and not anyone else, if it's okay to start the genocide.
Netanyahu’s reversion to racism in the last days of a desperate campaign, his explicit denunciation of “Arab voters” on Facebook so as to get his people out, along with his repudiation of the two-state solution—and the huge reward delivered to him by Israelis for these statements — should be clarifying revelations to the American political class. This is Israel. Everything you have been told about the “Jewish democracy” by the Israel supporters: it is wrong. It may be Jewish, but it is no democracy, this is a white settler society where a fearful privileged group of Jews holds on to its power in ever-expanding colonies by reelecting a strong leader, now in his tenth year as premier, who will use threats and violence against the Palestinians ...

There are no polling places in the Nablus Road or on Salah ad-Din Street. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who are governed by Israel, who according to Israel live In Israel, cannot even vote because of the color of their skin. If this is not apartheid, what is? And if this is your idea of a Jewish democracy, why would your children want to be Jewish?
There are, actually, over 4-MILLION gentiles living in Israel and its occupied territories who are NOT ALLOWED to VOTE.

Keep Those Snakes From Talking

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/17/2015

This is the day we celebrate St. Patrick, the bishop of Armagh, Ireland (where Grady's family is from) who famously rid Ireland of its snakes in the 5th Century.  Story goes: Patrick was doing a 40-day-fast and the snakes kept bothering him.  Knowing that the next step for the snakes was speech and enticement to sin, like a snake famously did with Eve, and Ireland would be finished - Pat ended his fast and enticed the snakes to follow him to the coast where he fooled them into jumping into the Atlantic and drowning.  Thus, no snakes in Ireland to this day.

The celebration of this holy and miraculous moment in history has been secularized and commercialized to the point where Kevin Westley, as good and devout an Irishman as you'll ever find, decided to do something about it.
Kevin Westley has an inventive solution to the annual issue of offensive Irish merchandise leading up to St. Patrick’s Day ...

Like many in the Irish American community, Westley had grown increasingly weary over the years of the green t-shirts that appear in stores right after Valentine’s Day, bearing slogans like “Kiss me, I’m drunk or Irish or whatever,” or “I’m so Irish I sweat alcohol,” or “Irish car bombs make my clothes fall off” ...

Freedom Bombs™ - Best Option We Have?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/16/2015

According to some wanker called Joshua Muravchik, who has been screeching "Bomb Iran!" for our rulers' media since 2006, and the ghouls at the Washington Post, dropping Freedom Bombs™ on little brown children in Tehran is the "Best option we have".
Writer Joshua Muravchik is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Muravchik argues that we ought to just go ahead and declare war on Iran and get it over with, already. Why? Because it's really the best option we have ...
Does this mean that our only option is war? Yes, although an air campaign targeting Iran’s nuclear infrastructure would entail less need for boots on the ground than the war Obama is waging against the Islamic State, which poses far smaller a threat than Iran does.
But no need to worry - right away.  Muravchik knows President Barry is too smart to start WWIII  - a war the United Snakes will lose with severe consequences for the standard of living of every American.

Al Qaeda's On the Payroll

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/15/2015

When our rulers want to play the fear card there's nothing better than "Al Qaeda" to get the nation's anxiety spooled-up.  We have been programmed, since 9-11, with the usual ignorance, bigotry & hate to identify poor, desert, brown people with turbans as our number one enemy even though they pose little, if no, actual threat to us.  As a matter of fact, our rulers created this silly "Al Qaeda" nonsense and, it turns out, sustain it with payments to actors who play the rolls of bad-guys in this tawdry Tee-vee melodrama.
WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda ...

They first turned to a secret fund that the Central Intelligence Agency bankrolled with monthly cash deliveries to the presidential palace in Kabul ...

Within weeks, that money and $4 million more provided from other countries was handed over to Al Qaeda ...

The C.I.A.’s contribution to Qaeda’s bottom line ... was just another in a long list of examples of how the United States ... has ... financed the very militants it is fighting ...

[T]he United States has spent hundreds of billions of dollars over the last decade at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, some of which has been siphoned off to enemy fighters ...

Celebrating Cannabis in the District of Columbia

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/14/2015

On February 26, 2015, by order of the mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser, the District of Columbia joined the enlightened states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Colorado as a completely legalized marihuana zone.  The Freak Flag company celebrates Mayor Bowser and the citizens of the District of Columbia who voted for Initiative 71, thus completely legalizing the use of cannabis in the District by issuing a new flag, the Cannabis Flag of America, which is available for order on our website as of today.

Two ReePub congressmen assholes, Jason Chaffetz from Utah and Mark Meadows from North Carolina have threatened Mayor Bowser and any DC administrative staff with imprisonment under the never-used
Anti-Deficiency Act for implementing the new law.  The Freak Flag company is sending the first two Cannabis flags produced to these two wankers as a token of our respect for their utter batshit insanity.

Puppet-masters Launch Their Puppet

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/13/2015

Our rulers' media was all-kerfluffled about the #47Traitors letter that freshman Senator Tom Cotton (Likud-Arkansas) supposedly wrote - but stuck solely to the content of the letter.  Not one of those intrepid 'reporters' bothered to investigate who were the puppet-masters behind Sen. Cotton's missive about treaties and constitutions and stuff.
The U.S. media have been sadly incurious about the origins of yesterday’s unprecedented Open Letter of 47 Republicans to the Iranian leadership seeking to block the president’s likely deal with Iran. The press has portrayed the letter as the work of Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, a 37-year-old freshman senator so new to the limelight that the New York Times got his name wrong on first impression. But as a Times commenter writes, “Does anyone really believe the ‘freshman senator from Arkansas’ wrote the letter? No” ...

[T]he only folks who are supporting it publicly [are] the hard-right Israel lobby. Even as Cotton himself splutters on national television, rightwing lobby groups are the main voices out there defending the letter.

Like Bill Kristol of the Emergency Committee for Israel ...

Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel gave Tom Cotton nearly $1 million in his race for the Senate just five months ago ...

Cotton also got $165,000 from Elliott Management Paul Singer’s hedge fund. Singer is the billionaire who is trying to stop Obama’s Iran talks ... He funds the Israel Project too ...

But former AIPAC staffer MJ Rosenberg has explained why he believes AIPAC penned the letter. As he tweeted today:  "Nothing happens on Capitol Hill related to Israel unless and until Howard Kohr (AIPAC chief) wants it to happen. Nothing" ...

The media should be sending reporters out to dig into these connections ... The scandal of the Netanyahu speech and the efforts by Israel to derail US negotiations with Iran has surely exposed the workings of the Israel lobby to the eyes of the American public to an unprecedented degree. But the media have to do more.
The right-wing, more wars-4-Israel contingent of our ruling elite has been exposed by this letter.

No Freedom Bombs™ for the Hangar-Princess

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/12/2015

The Pentagon has developed this new Freedom Bomb™ called the Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) which can miss targets and kill even more innocent people and children from up to 40-miles away.  But, as usual with the little hangar-princess that can't, this means the crooks at Lockheed and their banksters can add even more obscene overages (and Bonuses!) to the seven-and-a-half Billion dollars in cost overruns on the F-35 they've already stolen from the U.S. taxpayers - and the plane won't be operational for another seven years.
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots will have to wait until 2022 to fire the U.S. military's top close-air-support bomb after the Small Diameter Bomb II enters service in 2017, JSF officials explained.

The Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) is an upgrade from previous precision-guided air-dropped weapons because of its ability to track and hit moving targets from up to 40 miles. However, the F-35 will not have the software package required to operate the bomb loaded onto the fifth generation fighter until 2022, officials said ...

[Pentagon engineers have] already discovered that the SDB II does not fit onto the F-35B -- the Marine Corps variant -- without modifications to the aircraft's weapons bay. The Pentagon is not in a rush to make those changes before the F-35B reaches initial operating capability this year because the weapon won't work until the right software package is installed.
Always remember that the terms "precision-guided" and "bomb" are mutually exclusive, unlike the terms "cost overruns" and "F-35" which are forever glued together whenever this Hangar Princess is discussed in our halls of Congress.  Pentagon wankers LUVs to refer to this useless cold-war relic as a weapons "platform" or "system" because to call it an "airplane" would mean that it actually flies - something it rarely does and won't do for many years to come.  But what the F-35 could best be described as is an "Executive Bonus! Delivery System" - that it does with an alacrity & vigor that is the envy of all Wash. DC.

Suicided to Death

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/11/2015

As an agreement draws near in the Ukraine between Vicky Nuland's phony government and the people who actually live there, there are reports that the suicide rate of old-guard officials is climbing at an alarming rate - that is, if our rulers' media was allowed to report alarming events that our rulers don't want Americans to be alarmed about.
This year Ukraine has seen a bizarre string of deaths involving high-ranking officials, including a ex-city mayor, a former railway executive, and the former head of the state body in charge of privatization.
A total of five officials died in a single 34-day period between January 28 and February 28. In each case, the deaths have been ruled probable suicides. But the victims' political allegiances and job histories have led many in Ukraine to suspect that the men were in fact murdered ...

The recent string of deaths comes 10 years after two more resonant cases that followed closely on the heels of the Orange Revolution. Heorhiy Kirpa, transport minister under Kuchma, was found dead in late December, 2004. His death came two days after the rerun of the second round of presidential elections that handed Yushchenko the win over Yanukovych.
The following March, Kuchma's former interior minister, Yuriy Kravchenko, died one day after being called as a witness in the resurrected case of slain journalist Heorhiy Gongadze.
Both deaths were officially ruled suicides -- even though, in Kravchenko's case, it had taken two gunshots to kill him.

Just Blowin' Off a Little Steam

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/10/2015

Fifty-years ago, in March of 1965, a bunch of brave people marched across a bridge in Selma, AL (still-named after a grand dragon of the Koo-Klutz-Klan, by-the-way) into the face of white hate, privilege and oppression.  This sparked a turning point in the United Snakes about racism and white-privilege and ReePub bigots have been re-fighting the Civil War and resisting equality ever since.  Our rulers' media likes to tell us that there is no racism any more, because?  President Barry & Oprah.  Also, too - CoCo.  And if there's no racism there's no reason to protect poor people from voting laws that prevent them from voting - so our rulers can keep their ReePub majorities in Congress and eventually privatize Social Security.  The no-more-racism lie works pretty well and keeps people sedated until a video of Oklahoma U. frat-boys'n-girls chanting "no More N*gg*ers!" comes along, thus assuring us all that racism, particularly amongst our ruling elite and their offspring, is present, active and continuing.
The fraternity's national headquarters said Sunday night that an investigation confirmed that it was local SAE members on the video chanting racial slurs against blacks and indicating that blacks would never be admitted to the fraternity's chapter in Norman. The chant also makes reference to lynching ...

All They Want Is War

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/9/2015

John McCain is not president but he likes to pretend he is and orders the bombing of sovereign countries, like Iran, without cause, all the time.  There was a national election in 2012 and President Barry received the second-highest number of total votes of any individual in U.S. history.  The highest total, over 66-million votes, was achieved by President Barry in 2008, the election McCain - lost.  Both of his presidential victories were overwhelming, far exceeding, by percentage, the totals the previous ReePub president won by.  Yet L'il Bushie famously blathered after his narrow victory in 2004: "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," and our rulers' media dutifully amplified this dubious claim.  President Barry, with mandates far exceeding Bushie, has never similarly boasted nor has the media even peeped about the obvious, national mandate he enjoys.

Now that he's about to achieve a huge breakthrough for world peace with the Iran peace treaty, our rulers are apoplectic, fearing that a major source of Freedom Bombing™ and war-profiteering are about to "disappear from the pages of time."
A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran's leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama's administration won’t last after Obama leaves office ...

Everything They Touch

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/8/2015

If you follow the money in ReePub politics, the largest pile of it now resides in Jeb Bush's Super PAC.  Jeb's got so much money that the nomination race is virtually over - the ReePubs will run Jebby even though, as most Americans now know, everything the Bushes touch turns to shit.
Co-founded in 1996 by Mr. Bush with what he called in an email a “powerful sense of pride and joy,” Liberty City Charter School was the first school of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in a booming industry and national movement ...

It served a poor, often overlooked black population, and struggled with landlord problems and deepening deficits without the resources and infrastructure of a public school system to rely on. And by the time it closed, in 2008, the school did not have Jeb Bush to count on, either ...

Not Even An Inch

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/7/2015

Fundamentalist Christians are lead to believe that the United Snakes is ruled by, and solely exists to glorify, their invisible, super sky-dictator (a grandpa-like figure with a ripped body and a beard) and his handsome white-boy son.  Any challenge to this childish, mythic nonsense is an affront to their core existence which Bill O'Reilly and the grifters in our rulers' media turn into a victimization meme yielding strong PROFITZ!  That's all okay - until these screwy ideas leak into the part of society where the rest of us have to share space with these people.
When McBain Rural Agricultural Schools in Michigan advertised a job opening for superintendent, it included a simple, straightforward request ... The applicant should have such vital qualities, including at least five years’ experience as a principal or district leader, a Master’s degree, experience in collective bargaining, and, oh yes, “A strong Christian background and philosophy” ...

The ACLU acknowledged that maybe the line in the ad could have been an honest mistake rather than a deliberate attempt to run afoul of the First Amendment ...

Christie Saves Exxon $8.65-Billion

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/6/2015

Nobody disputes that Exxon knowingly and recklessly leaked contaminates from its Bayway and Bayonne refineries into the Northern New Jersey marshlands for years.  The lawsuits and trials over this corporate malfeasance have dragged on & on, through the terms of the last four New Jersey governors.  But once Exxon had their boy, Chris Christie, in there, they knew it was time to settle this puppy.
For more than a decade, the New Jersey attorney general’s office conducted a hard-fought legal battle to hold Exxon Mobil Corporation responsible for decades of environmental contamination in northern New Jersey.

But when the news came that the state had reached a deal to settle its $8.9 billion claim for about $250 million, the driving force behind the settlement was not the attorney general’s office — it was Gov. Chris Christie’s chief counsel, Christopher S. Porrino ...

The settlement ... came two months after the attorney general’s office, in a court brief, argued vigorously for $8.9 billion in damages, saying, “The scope of the environmental damage resulting from the discharges is as obvious as it is staggering and unprecedented in New Jersey” ...

Much of the criticism has focused on the lack of a public rationale for why the state would choose to settle a lawsuit that it had invested so much effort and time in trying to win ...
Chris Christie just saved Exxon, and screwed the people of New Jersey out of, 8-billion, six-hundred-and-fifty-million dollars.

Speed Trap as Governing Principle

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/5/2015

The just-released Justice Dept. report on the Ferguson police shows that the city has turned the concept of the small-town 'Speed Trap' into a governing paradigm.  The white police dept. main objective is not to protect the citizens there but, rather, to prey upon the poorest part of the black populace to maintain a revenue stream so that the white police officers can get raises, bonuses and early retirement.
Ferguson's law enforcement practices are shaped by the City's focus on revenue rather than public safety needs ...

Despite making up 67% of the population, African Americans accounted for 85% of the FPD's traffic stops, 90% of FPD's citations, and 93% of FPD arrests from 2012 to 2014.
This example of how these sleazy white cops there exploit, oppress and revenue-stream innocent black citizens is enough to make your teeth grind:
Even relatively routine misconduct by Ferguson police officers can have significant consequences for the people whose rights are violated. For example, in the summer of 2012, a 32-year-old African-American man sat in his car cooling off after playing basketball in a Ferguson public park. An officer pulled up behind the man's car, blocking him in, and demanded the man's Social Security number and identification. Without any cause, the officer accused the man of being a pedophile, referring to the presence of children in the park, and ordered the man out of his car for a pat-down, although the officer had no reason to believe the man was armed. The officer also asked to search the man's car. The man objected, citing his constitutional rights. In response, the officer arrested the man, reportedly at gunpoint, charging him with eight violations of Ferguson's municipal code. One charge, Making a False Declaration, was for initially providing the short form of his first name (e.g. "Mike" instead of "Michael"), and an address which, although legitimate, was different from the one on his driver's license. Another charge was for not wearing a seat belt, even though he was seated in a parked car. The officer also charged the man both with having an expired operator's licenses, and with having no operator's license in his possession. The man told us that, because of these charges, he lost his job as a contractor with the federal government that he had held for years.
Surely Ferguson police officers are enjoying their early retirement at full-pay whilst watching the blonde bimbos on the FoxNews Tee-vee blame everything on the black folks - and a guv'mint that spends too much.  After all, they were cops.  They have personal experience with this shit.

University of Oregon Prefers PROFITZ! to Women

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 3/4/2015

If you are a woman at the University of Oregon and you are raped on campus, your biggest adversary to receiving justice will probably be the
University of Oregon.
In January, a rape survivor sued the University of Oregon for mishandling her sexual-assault case. Through the campus judicial process, the university found the three male students responsible for gang-raping her (not the technical term). They were kicked off the varsity basketball team and eventually out of school. But ... the university delayed the investigation of the students long enough so that they could finish up their basketball season ...

The Oregon administration accessed the rape survivor’s therapy records from its counseling center and handed them over to its general counsel’s office to help them defend against her lawsuit. They were using her own post-rape therapy records against her ...

When the university accessed the rape survivor’s medical records, not even her own therapist knew that the university’s actions were probably legal. That’s because the education laws and medical laws overlap in confusing ways ...

Students: Don’t go to your college counseling center to seek therapy. Go to an off-site counseling center. If, God forbid, you’ve been sexually assaulted, try to find a rape-crisis center ... You simply do not have adequate privacy protections if you go to a college-provided counselor ...

[A] student’s insurance purchased through a college will pay only for a counseling benefit that lacks adequate medical-privacy protection from the very institution that sold the student the insurance ...

The University of Oregon has shown that when administrators are desperate, when they want to use ugly tactics to intimidate a student who is challenging the status quo, they will.
So you send your daughter to college and sign her up for the university's healthcare program.  That makes sense.

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