Jun 23, 2008

John McCain in Neverland

He's running on his military record. Too bad he can't tell the truth to save this life.
McCain's pet domestic project: advancing the Republican plan to "privatize" Social Security. Privatize is a code word for transfering Social Security assets to Wall Street.
There will be massive commissions made on this deal, something McCain who was shoulder deep in the S & L fraud of the 1980s understands very well.


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Jun 1, 2008

New Word for 2008 Dictionary

Elec-tile Dysfunction:

The inability to become aroused over any of the choices for President put forth by either of the two political parties in the 2008 election year.

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May 1, 2008

Guest Author: BillyJack

One of the great things about Blogging is that it allows you to network with people you may have otherwise never had contact with. BillyJack is one of those people that I have had the pleasure of getting to know through reading his Blog. Billy writes with sincerity and integrity. You can check his Blog out HERE

Without further ado:

Judged By The Content Of Their Character

Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of the day when his children were judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. In more than forty years since he said those words, systemic changes have taken place in state and federal governments which require equal opportunity under the law in every area. Granted, systemic changes don’t change the hearts of people. Consequently, prejudice and bigotry are still alive in individuals of all colors throughout the country. But systemically, equality of opportunity is now the law in employment, education, housing, scholarships, health care and any number of other areas. Today, if racial discrimination takes place in government or business, it is a violation of the law instead of being protected by it. That is a tremendous turn around from 40 years ago!

Will the day ever arrive when we finally just see each other as people? Not black people, brown people, or white people, but just people? Isn’t that what Mr. King foresaw in his dream? But, many people will never allow that day to arrive. They make their living reminding America what color they are. This article is not about people like that. They are Truth Smugglers whose political power and income depends on perpetuating racial division. If we ever realize Mr. King’s dream, those people will be out of business!

But, there are other less sinister actions in our society which continue perpetuating racial distinctions. The most recent ones have occurred in politics, entertainment and sports.
In politics, Barak Obama could be the first black president.
In entertainment, Beyonce was the second black woman ever to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.
Lovie Smith and Tony Dungee were the first black coaches to appear in the Super Bowl.
How much longer are we going to dilute great accomplishments by referencing someone’s color?

In the days when discrimination was not only the law, but a way of life, “firsts” like this were important for social change. People like Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks had a place in history because they went against an entire system that was structured to keep them down, and they rose above it. Courage like that is worthy of celebrating. But, those “firsts” don’t happen anymore.
Today, if a minority is elected President, the laws of our country will have given him/her that opportunity. If a minority head coach wins the Super Bowl, our laws and his league which are structured to support and encourage racial diversity will have given him that opportunity.
We haven’t solved the problems of racism in our country. As long as the human heart beats with the force of free will, there will always be bigotry and race based hatred. But, we can make Mr. King’s dream become a reality by recognizing great accomplishments on their own merits without diluting them by noting the person’s race.
If Mr. Obama is elected president of our country, it will be a huge tribute to his character and hard work. When Beyonce appeared on the cover of SI, it was be a tribute to her beauty and talent. When Tony Dungee’s Colts won the Super Bowl, it was a tribute to his skills as a coach in a league where winning championships is extremely difficult.
Let’s begin recognizing people for the content of their character and the greatness of their accomplishments without calling attention to what color they are!
When that day arrives, we will be one step closer to Mr. King’s dream!

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Apr 30, 2008

Iran dumps U.S. dollar for oil trades

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's President, has called the dollar a 'worthless piece of paper.'

Iran has dramatically reduced dependence on the dollar over the past year in the face of increasing U.S. pressure on its financial system and the fall in the value of the American currency.  Two months ago, partly as a rebuke against American threats and interference, Iran opened the Iranian Oil Bourse (IOB), an oil trading market priced in currencies other than the dollar.  

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS said it best, "When the dollar ceases to be the reserve currency, foreigners will cease to finance the US trade and budget deficits, and the American Empire along with its wars will disappear overnight. Perhaps Bush will be able to get a World Bank loan, or maybe one from the "Chavez bank," to bring the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan."

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Bush pushes 3 nations on nuclear issue

Iranian official calls Barbie 'destructive'

Iran to discuss pipeline with India, Pakistan

Thanks to Rome for making me research this!

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"Hostile" Iran Sparks U.S. Attack Plan

Couchmouse said...

Well Carol, this should not be a surprise. Bush/Cheney/McCain/Leiberman have been getting ready for this for some time as I have said here...

The Bush/Cheney Scenario

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Happy Honesty Day!

In the United States, Honesty Day is frequently viewed as an observation celebrating the honesty of past presidents like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Guess who probably won't be celebrating this year?

On honesty day, people are encouraged to be more honest, and accepting of honesty. This may include telling friends, coworkers, family members and acquaintances about things that would have been left unsaid on other days. Information or opinions held back for the sake of politeness may be revealed on Honesty Day.

Now's your chance - LOL!

National Honesty Day

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Rockefeller kin take Exxon Mobil shareholder fight public

Members of the Rockefeller family took a fight with Exxon Mobil Corp. public Wednesday, challenging the oil giant spawned by their namesake to split the roles of chairman and CEO and focus more on renewable energy.

The family members, who describe themselves as the company's longest continuous shareholders, said they are concerned that Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil is too focused on short-term gains from soaring oil prices and should do more to invest in cleaner technology for the future. Separating the leadership roles, they argue, would better position the company for challenges to come.

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Apr 29, 2008

Obama strongly denounces former pastor

While I wasn't going to climb  aboard this particular bandwagon it seems like people are not going to leave it alone so here it is:

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