Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Americans Betrayed

America's workers, students, young people & elderly: shit-on by both Republicans & Democrats working for big money corporatism. Those stooges don't want to pass the Build Back Better infrastructure package, increase minimum wage, make community colleges tuition-free, pass student loan relief, or institute a Green New Deal or Federal voting rights protections. Basically, your bosses want You to pay more.


In 2008 under Bush-Cheney, Big Banks & MegaCorporations overextended past the point of collapse, but Republicans & Democrats were "bipartisan" (corporatist) and rescued most of the biggest losers. Obama & TARP provided over $600 billion in loans & guarantees, controversially allowing the (failed) owners, directors, and managers to keep their positions. By end 2009 nearly 9 million jobs were lost, and US household net worth dropped over $12 trillion dollars. 


Four years ago today, 22 Dec 2017, Pres. Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act after Mitch McConnell's Republicans pushed the legislation past the US Senate with 51 votes. Costly Public Law 115–97 was trumpeted as "rocket fuel for our economy" but the tax cuts only helped the rich. Lack of funds led to further social service cuts, forcing us to pay for every small service. Duped Again.


Monday, December 20, 2021

Oh My!

The English endured a horribly dreadful year, but carry-on. 

Dodgy Boris continues to govern. 

Perhaps better news will emerge from the ashes of 2021...


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Epstein Blackmail

Jeff Epstein had a dark & sordid background, and it appears Ghislaine Maxwell was intimately involved over many years. In his past conviction while alive, it was proven Epstein was a sexual criminal & scumball, yet he largely escaped serious penalty. 


Important questions around Jeffrey Epstein relate to money & power. Who bankrolled him and why? Who funded the sex island and his aircraft? How could he continue for so long? How much did Trump, Clinton, Alan Dershowitz, Alexander Acosta, and Prince Andrew know about Jeffrey Epstein? How did Epstein become a member of the Council on Foreign Relations & The Trilateral Commission (which have no young girls) -- WHY was college-dropout Epstein active in such power-focused circles? It's a deep conspiracy!


Was blackmail a component of Jeffrey Epstein's well-placed circles of prestigious 'friends' ... and if so, is there evidence? Basically, it appears Epstein suicided. Now his former bosom buddy is on public trial but truly important questions somehow remain both unasked & unanswered.  


Surely many people in the social circles of Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwell shared no sexual misadventures with either of them. Of course, many Epstein relationships had no blackmail component. Certainly. But then why is the topic strangely off-limits? Maybe Epstein collected blackmail; maybe Epstein was forced to pay blackmail. Maybe the blackmail secured favors other than sex or money for powers behind the scenes. Will Justice tell us?


Jeffrey Epstein: International Moneyman of Mystery  (by Landon Thomas Jr. in New York Magazine, 28 Oct 2002)

"He's a Lot of Fun to Be With": Inside Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Trump's Epic Bromance  (by Craig Unger in Vanity Fair, 21 Jan 2021)


Sunday, December 12, 2021

US Navy Poisons Hawai'i's Water


Red Hill is tip-of-the-iceberg for US Navy pollution in Hawai'i. Military stockpiles include corroding weapons, bio-hazards, toxic chemicals & nuclear contaminants. Ugh. 

Colonial Power, please leave Hawaiians in Peace.

Arrogant Military, please leave.

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Git !

Yankee badly poisoned Hawai'i's water, abusing the 'āina. Git.


Thursday, December 02, 2021

Control over Women

Reproductive choice is an important right & responsibility. Many communities prefer to ignore the issue, or enact intrusive laws governing women. Here's a heartfelt analysis from the USA nearly 50 years ago. 


(Thankfully, editors now can't control timely information so easily).





Paul Ryan's a Murdoch bootlick

What's little weasel Paul Ryan (R) doing since losing Speaker of the House? Quietly hoarding $$$$ till resurfacing to govern us. 


Appointed March 14, 2019 to Fox Corp Board of Directors, he'd made $173,670 by June 30, 2019. Fox now pays him about $350,000 per year; he owns deferred Class A stock worth about $900,000 in Fox Corp. YES - Paul Ryan's a Murdoch bootlick.