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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Obama and “Buyer’s Remorse”

By Cynthia McKinney

“For me, the number of people contacting me expressing regret for having voted for Obama is a double-edged sword.”

“I came to realize that the very individuals entrusted with correcting the current economic woes are, in actuality, its very authors in Russia. And so, the question I asked myself was this: ‘Is the US next in line?’”

“The obligation of voters to educate themselves will be far more difficult if there is far less truth in plain speak out there for them to read.”


But Governor, You CAN Create Money!

By Ellen Brown

“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has indicated that he intends to close the budget gap almost entirely through drastic spending cuts…. But the state can create its own money. After all, banks do this every day…. North Dakota boasts the only state-owned bank in the nation.”


Friday, May 15, 2009

Obama should get arrested

Obama should take a page out of the playbook of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and get arrested as part of a civil disobedience protest. Ellison was protesting the genocide in Darfur, which doing something about should be the responsibility of Congress. By getting arrested, Obama would open the door for Bush and Cheney to get arrested.

Meanwhile, Cheney is being compared to Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men” because he is incriminating himself wherever he goes as part of a public relations offensive to taint the jury pool regarding his use of assault and torture and lying to Congress.

Nancy Pelosi is pushing back regarding her role in the torture briefings, saying that Congress was misled and asking for the briefings to be made public. Greens are furious with Pelosi for taking impeachment off the table in the first place.

Obama has flip-flopped on the issue of transparency regarding the release of new photos of prisoner abuse by the U.S., saying it could further endanger our own troops when they are captured. People who voted for Obama feel betrayed, and the ACLU is rightfully upset. I am tempted to pile on, but Obama may yet redeem himself if the pictures are entered as evidence in a trial of Bush and Cheney.

In yet another development, the prisoner who was originally tortured to extract a confession on the link between Iraq and Al-Qaeda was found dead of hanging in his cell in Libya. This has all the appearances of a conspiracy to kill a potentially powerful witness for the prosecution. Question is, who would give the order? Obama is president. Does Cheney still have chronies in the hierarchy that would defy Obama?

Obama’s transfusion

If the economy is like a dog and the bankers are fleas killing the dog, Obama’s economic policies are like repeated blood transfusions. It is just barely enough to keep the dog alive. A better solution would be flea shampoo, but he won’t do that because he can’t.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Big Eddie for Single Payer

Ed Schultz on MSNBC is covering the Single Payer protests at the U.S. Senate -- something you won't see on the other networks. Gotta give credit to Big Eddie for supporting Single Payer. He says he's doing it in response to listener and viewer emails. Thanks America!