Wednesday, September 28, 2011

McDonalds News Network

Would you be well-informed if all your nutritional news & background information were supplied by McDonalds fast-food franchises?

An independent press is essential - but most media outlets in the USA are owned by wealthy corporations. Americans are typically unfamiliar with press independence, and 99% of the media consumed is owned & controlled by the 1% richest people.

Too many people unthinkingly rely on the huge corporate news machines -- which clearly distort, omit & manage information. In the USA, official brutality is deliberately hidden when possible. Democracy is threatened when a large proportion of people are fooled, deluded or deceived.

Pre-digested infosnacks offered by corporatist networks are not "free news" -- docile media endangers the health of the world & the survival of future generations.

Neglecting media's importance is costly, but blame yourself. Civic media is an available alternative in many nations, but people are captivated by corporate-supplied buzz.

The below site offers a different view of the news:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Feel Different About Obama

I had some envy for Barack Obama. He's younger than I am, and he is The President of the United States. I've a far simpler life.

Yet Barack Obama is a hypocrite, and he surely knows it.

He's dirtied our world in significant, highly important ways. He's clever & must deeply feel his deceit.

His grandmother would be shocked, his parents disgusted. His wife should feel shame.

So happy I ain't Barack Obama.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Let My People Go

Palestine leader Mahmoud Abbas raised havoc this week at the United Nations in seeking statehood for his people. But efforts for Palestine were no surprise. A year ago (25 Sept 2010) Abbas spoke to the UN General Assembly,  seeking to end escalating Zionist settlements in the Israeli military-occupied West Bank. Over this past year ... the world did nothing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

World Crisis: UNSC Reform

Why should a handful of nations enjoy non-elected membership in the United Nations Security Council? It is wrong.

Ten elected members must contend with the five fat noblemen, each with unilateral veto power. This anti-democratic system emasculates decision-making & stifles debate.

2012 Election Day

The new US President-Elect appoints former Pres. Barack Obama as White House Spokesperson for the upcoming administration.

"Over the past four years he's performed admirably. He ain't said much for himself. We want him to keep working."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Exceptionalism !

The US Republican Party rallying cry has become "American Exceptionalism" - a fine & noble sentiment, stirring patriotic passions & grand visions of divine grace and unique heroism. But unilateral assertions of greatness are dangerous, especially when created by PR & advertising professionals. Such self-declared nobility is ridiculous. It's a threatening world we create where "Chinese exceptionalism" and "Jewish exceptionalism" and "German exceptionalism" and the "exceptionalism of inherited wealth" and other bold brash ideologies savagely compete for dominance. We might be convinced of our own true exceptionalism, while others exaggerate; far better to keep such views to oneself. Those trumpeting their own exceptionalism are dangerous narcissists, sadly all too common.

  You're #1 in line for reaming.   Prepare to be volunteered...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rep. Dennis Kucinich & Obama

Can U.S. President Obama be reelected? He's betrayed the hopes of most who voted for him. Obama has been a bureaucratic tool of Washington politics rather than a progressive voice for change.

But he can still do good. Surely his Supreme Court appointments are far better than the Republicans would have offered. But how about some other enlightened appointments? Why does Big Barry want to be the only leader's voice in his government?

Obama might start with high-profile appointments within his administration for US Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former US Sen. Russ Feingold.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Palestine's Right to Exist

Are we to demonize all non-Jewish people? Most people of Palestine are peaceful & law-abiding. But political leaders of the USA & Israel maliciously oppose recognizing the state of Palestine. Should Palestine have the Right to Exist?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Evil Scum

"If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate."
  --- Goldstein, Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism quoted in Orwell, 1984.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Hot Dog Paul Ryan

U.S. House Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) should return to driving the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile (a task he did after his Social Security survivor's benefits ended ... and the little creep never drove by my house...).

At a 6 Sept. at a Wisconsin Rotary Club fundraising speech, when Rep. Ryan claimed "Most of our debt, in the future, comes from our entitlement programs" - retired plumber Tom Nielsen interrupted him, "I paid into those for 50 years! My Social Security, my unemployment, my Medicare, and now you're gonna..." But Nielsen (71), couldn't complete his dissenting comment -- being pushed from the room, wrestled down & arrested. His elderly constituent was bundled away by police while Rep. Ryan joked & laughed at him...

See it here:

Yet as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan was silent about huge expenditures for overseas military interventions. Guns before butter! This twerp, from the Ryan Incorporated Central family, a major Big Business, "one of the nation's largest site-work contractors" is a callous hot-dogger.

He'd sell your grandma for meat, label it 'veal' - and snicker at the pain he caused.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Public Private Partnership

America's unprecedented Public Private Partnership is in full glory - from the vaults of mega banking firms to the shores of Tripoli...

The public pays, and rich private interests gather all benefits.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day USA

We can construct a society
where all enjoy balanced life.

There's no shortage of work to do...

Don't give up worker pride
to entitled brats of the richest 1%.

Wake-Up!     Union Power Made Labor Day

United We Bargain -- Divided We Beg