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There’s a class war going down

One thing that even the dim bulbs in the media should understand by now is that there is in fact a class war going on, and it is the rich and powerful who are waging it. Anyone who does anything that empowers the little people or that threatens the wealth and power of the plutocracy must be destroyed. There is a reason for these clowns going after Think Progress and unions, just like there is a reason they are targeting wikileaks and Glenn Greenwald, Planned Parenthood, and Acorn.

Kanye West had it wrong, George Bush didn’t care about POOR people.  And Obama in many ways is actually worse.  Obama gives lip service to the cause of justice, mouthing empty words of liberty and equality.  But equality cannot exist in a system with such incredible gaps between rich and poor.  If they ever quit doctoring the unemployment numbers, we might be looking at genuine unrest.  The best we can hope for is to go the way of Tunisia and Egypt.  I don’t know if Americans have enough restraint to make that work.

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America, I love you, but you piss me off sometimes.

In Europe for their tax dollars, they get universal health coverage. We here in America get a bunch of weapons and give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires who don’t need ‘em. Why? Because Fox News said we should. Let’s face the cold and clammy facts: we’re a country of idiots, run by a class of amoral scoundrels and criminals.

Why there isn’t rioting in the streets over the turn for the (much) worse the quality of life has taken in America is a mystery. How is it possible that it’s gotten this badwithout major social unrest? Beats me.

I think Bob Dylan may have said it best.  “There’s a hard rain’s gonna fall.”  When Americans finally decide to retake their own destiny, it will undoubtedly be ugly.  The longer the masses wait, the worse it is likely to get.

via Dangerous Minds | ‘American exceptionalism’: Americans ARE the exception, just not necessarily in a good way.

This is just silly

Council Of Conservative Citizens Calls For Boycott Of Thor Over Black Actor | TPMMuckraker.

Come on guys.  It’s a shitty comic book movie.  It’s bound to suck ass.  It’s a fucking Marvel movie, after all.  To attack it for something so damn stupid is just pointless and petty.

Who cares if a black guy is playing a Norse deity.  You would think Christians would be totally behind stealing Norse mythology.  You know, since that’s what half their religion is.

Why do people think Barack Obama is a liberal?

Is it just the only slur they can pronounce correctly or do they have some particular reason for slandering liberals by associating this centrist with us?  Obama does not follow liberal principles and his government consistently ignores and derides the left.  He has called us sanctimonious and mocked us any time we have stood in the way of his repeated surrender to conservatives.  His chief of staff called us “fucking retarded”.  The only flack Rahm Emanuel got for that was for using the word “retarded”, and that was from Sarah Palin!  The administration did not come down on Emanuel for his remarks that could alienate the base of the Democratic party.  Of course not.  The only base the administration feels the need to pander to is the Republican base.  The administration is not afraid of losing liberal votes, so they feel safe in abusing us while going after the far right and so-called independents.

Yes, if liberals abandoned the Democratic Party in the next election, the Democrats would lose.  Plain and simple.  But why does this country need a reminder of what happens under a far-right government?  We already suffered through the Bush Regime and have still not shaken off the ill effects of that repeated assault on liberty.  But maybe the country is not the institution in need of the lesson.  Maybe it is our deeply flawed “two” party system that is in need of the shock.

Ultimately, we liberals have to realize that the Democrats are not interested in our interests.  What do we do about that?

“There’s a war going down…”

I keep thinking of Operation Ivy’s song, Unity.  It might be nice to have some of that.

Pull yourself together.

YOUR CAR IS JAPANESE. YOUR PIZZA IS ITALIAN. YOUR POTATO IS GERMAN. YOUR DEMOCRACY IS GREEK. YOUR COFFEE IS BRAZILIAN.YOUR TEA IS TAMIL. YOUR WATCH IS SWISS. YOUR FASHION IS FRENCH. YOUR SHIRT IS INDIAN. YOUR SHOES ARE THAI. YOUR ELECTRONICS ARE CHINESE. AND YOU COMPLAIN THAT YOUR NEIGHBOR IS AN IMMIGRANT? PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER.

via STFU, Tea Baggers!

Glenn Beck gets it (wrong)

Glenn Beck uses audio from Citizen Radio to try to make some damn point.  He is so filled with conspiracy theories and nonsense that I can’t even follow what he’s trying to say most of the time.  He really does strike me as mentally ill.  It’s kind of sad to see somebody being paraded out on TV for the sake of ratings like this.  I sincerely hope it is all just an act on Beck’s part, because otherwise this guy is being exploited by Fox News.

I guess he wouldn’t be the first, though.

Anyway, if you would like to listen to the complete interview, devoid of Beck’s twisting and in full context, you can check it out here.