Today we celebrate our distress by pretending distress does not exist, that the now familiar pressure in our lives is actually that of earning a living for our families, no matter how outrageous, or even surreal, the pressure on our families becomes. Rather than the effects of nineteen Arab Muslims with box-cutters on the economies of the western world, perhaps a warp in space-time swallowing even the light with which we view our television sets is to blame. Forget that fascism has always been a pestilence since it became the reason we broke from Mother England over two hundred years ago, let us stare, instead, at the fascinating or morbid, strangeness staring back at us as we observe a cosmic black hole in some far-off galaxy.
Posted in 911, Human Relationships, Human Rights Civil Liberties, MSM Shills, NWO, Psy-Ops, Slavery
Tagged class war, corporatism, fascism, politics, psyops, Resistance
Obama’s Journey: All Aboard!!!!
“All aboard?” The conductor cries out. The people, men, women, and children file in. The train fills quickly. Finally, after what are only mere minutes, the engine turns. Steam, or today, diesel fumes, billow out the pipes. We are off on a road of no return. It is another election season. In truth, these never really begin nay end. The cycle is as the chug-chug of any locomotive; it is continuous, monotonous, a wearisome drone. The series starts as it always does, with hope, dreams of change, and the catechetic realization that the Messiah has come. Soon we see this redeemer is but a man or woman, a meager mortal. He, be he the President of the United States, the Libyan “Leader,” the “boy next door,” the “good girl,” you or me is not the savior we imagined. Continue reading
Posted in Elections, Obama and Company
Tagged Barack Obama, Campaigns, Center, Change Candidate, Compromise, Compromise Bill, Elections, fisa, Group Think, hope, politics, President Obama, Tax Breaks, Yes We Can
Washington insiders are chattering about Hillary Clinton’s duplicity in dealing with Obama and Mubarak’s long-time CIA friend, Frank Wisner. Apparently, Hillary was offering support to Wisner as if the President supported her policy. However, Obama’s several phone calls to the Middle East explaining his political stand on Egypt suggest otherwise. Continue reading
The attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords raises the bar for political lies and hate to a new level. Previously, incendiary political lies stopped just short violent imagery. Sarah Palin’s Take Back 20 campaign presented a violent threat in the form of rifle site crosshairs placed over the congressional districts of 20 Democratic supporters of health care reform.
Ironically, Giffords sent Palin a clear message to end the violent allusion in the ads. In this brief video, she warns:
“… we’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list but the thing is that the way she’s had it depicted has the cross hairs of a gun site over our district. When people do that, they’ve got to realize that there [are] consequences to that action.” Rep. Giffords
The appeal had no effect. It took the events of Saturday, January 8 at a shopping mall in Tucson, Arizona to finally get Palin to pull down her crosshairs studded map marking 20 Democrats for defeat as punishment for support of health care reform.
Posted in Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties
Tagged arizona, Assassination, decadence, Decline, defamation, delusions, fox news, giffords, hate, jfk, john f. kennedy, murder, obama, Palin, political lies, politics
Lady Liberty at Christmas, 2010 C.E.
Texas can be a nutty place, especially this time of year. Rushing people whirling and spinning, stepping around, over and through one another where before an air of southern gentility prevailed. Politeness might once again prevail, but not until the headlong masses have secured their place among the lucky fifty percent who will find this year’s festivities close enough to par to call it a wonderful day.
Posted in Constitution, Education, Human Relationships, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged banksters, class war, corporatism, corruption, democracy, economics, Neoliberalism, politics, Resistance
Erskin Bowles: former Chief of Staff to President Clinton and prior to that a North Carolina businessman. Alan Simpson: at age 79, fourteen years senior to Erskin Bowles, and a former Republican senator from Wyoming. Alice Rivlin: also age 79, and Clinton’s former budget director. Peter Domenici: age 79, and a former Republican senator from New Mexico. These four people are the principal players in a set of competing proposals to do something about the US federal debt. They all have what Washington calls “gravitas”, which is a certain respectability that comes with age and experience. They also display that precious quality of “bipartisanship” which makes them supposedly immune from political bias. That’s why you get these Republican-Democrat partnerships: Simpson-Bowles, and Domenici-Rivlin. You would trust these people, wouldn’t you, to give you the cold, hard truth that politicians cannot deliver?
You shouldn’t. These people are good at delivering cold, hard truths in terms of areas of the budget to cut, and new sources of revenue to tap, which together over the long run will bring deficits down to zero and reduce the interest burden of the national debt to something manageable. But they won’t give you a vision of America under these new fiscal conditions. Reading through their proposals, we are left to imagine what America would be like in such a permanent state of austerity.
Posted in Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Labor
Tagged bowles, budget, Debt, Deficit, domenici, politics, rivlin, sacrifice, simpson, tricks
By Richard Volaar
Fit hits shan, shan generates sparks, sparks cause fire, Fotomat burns down, no film at eleven.
Joe Biden has been tasked to consider invoking the 25th Amendment against Barry Soetoro, our beloved Narcissist-in-Chief, Barak Hussein Obama. Continue reading
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Constitution, Economy Economics, MSM Shills, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Satire
Tagged Censorship, class war, corporatism, corruption, democracy, fascism, Neoliberalism, obama, politics, War Crimes
By Richard Volaar
[originally published in early 2010, recently edited and revised due to Keith Olbermann’s effective dismissal from MSNBC]
You may be (fill-in-the-blank-stare) to know that, with respect to your recent lampooning of Keith Olbermann, I have a difference of opinion with your perspective.
While it has certainly been true that Mr. Olbermann has flagrantly used hyperbole in describing the behavior and character of Washington politicians, lobbyists and other leaders from the political “right” in our country, I believe his hyperbolic statements were perfectly appropriate. Under the present circumstances that continue to exist within the United States of America, not only is hyperbole warranted, but screaming in the public square at the top of one’s lungs is to be encouraged. Continue reading
Posted in 4th Estate, 911, Censorship, Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, MSM Shills, NWO, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Resistance, Satire, War and Peace
Tagged class war, corporatism, corruption, New World Order, politics, War Crimes
By Richard Volaar
- Feasting on the Whitey-House
My senior year in high school (no, I will not tell you) I won the Veterans Affairs Voice of Democracy speechwriting competition for the central section of California. When I think back to the soaring prose and metaphors I used to describe how I felt about the land of my birth in those days, I can almost hear the mortars and gunfire on the beaches of Normandy, juxtaposed with the granite faces of El Capitan and Half Dome. In those days, veterans ate that sort of naïveté up. The horror of the treatment of Korean War and Viet Nam War veterans had yet to fully sink in to the brains and nervous systems of the veterans of “the Good War.” Now that the handiwork of Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld have hit home for the veterans of the Gulf War, I don’t think we need to be shrieking our disappointment at the veterans coming home from Afghanistan; we need to be preventing our children from volunteering for the slaughter in the first place.
Posted in 4th Estate, 911, Elections, Military
Tagged 4th Estate, 911, afghanistan, banksters, class war, corporatism, corruption, democracy, fascism, free speech, human rights, New World Order, politics
The White House snatched back one of the few bones it’s thrown to the people outraged at the looting of the United States Treasury by failed financial concerns – the big banks and Wall Street. The promised appointment Elizabeth Warren as head of the new agency to protect consumers from the financial services industry has been seriously downgraded. Instead of running the Consumer Finance Protection Agency, Warren’s role has been diminished to that of special assistant to the president and adviser to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
“President Obama, sidestepping a possibly heated confirmation battle, will appoint Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren as a special advisor to the Treasury Department to launch the government’s powerful new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to two Democratic officials familiar with the decision.” LA Times, Sept 15
An interim appointment would have given the no-nonsense Warren the full authority to structure consumer bureau in the interests of the people. A special adviser role is defined in a New York Times article as follows: Continue reading
By Joaquin posted by Michael Collins
So, you cut back on your lifestyle; performed a so un-Greek personal austerity reset but your credit card balance is still creeping up; or perhaps you are slowly burning through your savings; or you are at the end of the line; abandon ship. Whatever, you have a lot of company out there. (Image)
Why is it so hard to make ends meet these days? The days of living high on the credit hog are over and we all have to get small but in the end, we still have to make ends meet; we have to pay for food, pay for utilities, buy gas, etc. How to make that work?
Posted in Neoliberalism, Obama and Company, Slavery
Tagged consumerism, Consumers, depression, double-dip, economics, economy, politics, Recession, recovery, usa