Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cenk Uygur (TYT): The Obama Memos

An in-depth New Yorker piece on hundreds of pages of internal white House memos and President Obama is broken down by Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks. Is Obama scared of Fox News? Did he really want to raise taxes on the rich?

This is about as thorough-going a condemnation of the inner workings of the Shamwow regime as I have heard, especially the influence of his 'economic' advisors.

By the way: Hang Larry Summers!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

We Are NOT Making Shit Up Just To "Diss" Obombster

Woody thinks Maher is occasionally amusing (though his "panels" often suck shit, such as the one the other night with that running-sore Kennedy and Dana Rohrbacher, who appears to have a herpes lesion on his lip), but this rant, and the associated commentary by Politico seriously demonstrates how full of shit he (and Politico) actually ARE when it comes to their "fair-skinned" boy.

Maher chides the RIGHT for their paranoia about what they think Shabama MIGHT do.

Then Politico chimes in with an extra lick at the "paranoid" Lefties. Watch, then read: "There are some members of the far left who have embraced the right’s politics of fear and use it for their own profit and gain to attack Obama. (Why should conservatives be the only ones who cash in on fear?)"

Somebody needs to give Politico a FUCKING clue! We critics of Obombster on the Left aren't criticizing a chimera.

We do not simply FEAR that he will unleash drones on American citizens to kill them overseas, or sign legislation which permits the indefinite detention of "enemies" because that's what he ALREADY done.

We do not merely FEAR tht he will hand the tatters of thhe social safety net over to those who want to destroy it, because he has ALREADY done that.

We do not FEAR that he will hand the economy BACK to the very rat-bastards who sank it in the first place, because he has ALREADY done that.

We do not only FEAR that he will expand the scope and scale of USer military adverntures in the world because he's ALREADY done that.

Which is to say, contrary to Politicor/Maher's assertions, we are NOT criticizing an "IMAGINARY" Obombster.

Oh, YEAH, baby! Barry's the "Real" thing.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fucked: The story of the OTHER "99ers"

"Salon's" first episode of the documentary video series about long term unemployment, 99ers, and organizing the unemployed.

In “F**ked: The United States of Unemployment” — a new Salon series that will chronicle this important yet largely untold story — Academy Award-nominated director Immy Humes traces the birth and evolution of the 99ers movement. Over the course of the series, Humes will explore her personal struggle with long-term unemployment, the struggles of her fellow 99ers, and confront the stigma of what it’s like to be jobless in America today.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bill Moyers (w/ David Stockman) On "The Bankstas"

The thing I detest about self-serving, 'coming-clean' tale-tellers and lesson-learners like Stockman is how they retrospectively polish their own apples. In this case, Stockman conveniently overlooks the notorious, infamous, criminal, fraudulent manipulations of real estate and building loans by the Savings & Loan industry, famously led by one of the Sons of Bush, which began in the early '80s while Stockman was himself still preaching the gospel of supply-side, trickle-down enrich the rich economics which in a "purer" form he still seems to advocate for even today. Though he does at least endorse the re-introduction of the limitations removed when Glass-Steagall was repealed by the "bank-stahz" back in the day.

David Stockman on Crony Capitalism from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Will Shamwow Name Larry Summers To The World Bank?

Summers and Robert Rubin were the Dim "point-men" in the deregulation fiascoes of the late '90s under Clenis; they collaborated with Phil Gramm and Greenspan and Armey to make it happen. And they all did VERY WELL by it.

I would not willingly occupy the same room with Larry Summers.

Obombster is NOT making a "mistake." He MUST know what he is doing: his Massas' bidding. Cenk gets it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012: Stop PIPA/SOPA Day

It is probably unrealistic in the EXTREME to imagine that a functioning oligarchy in full cry might permit the continued, unmodified, uninterfered operation of so fundamentally liberating a technology as the Intertubez has become, and still remains. We need only regard how television was co-opted, and its liberatory poitential was turned aside, to become--along with the rest of its flickering-screened scions--the most POTENT agent of propaganda promulgation ever invented.

I regard the present structure of the Intertubez as I regard the Constitution: It works pretty well as it stands, and fucking around with it pretty much invites the bullies in, so leave it the fuck alone.

--Woody, Jan 18, 2012

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A "Nightmare" On Wall Street

It's called the "Robin Hood" tax.

It's "Financial Transactions" tax on EVERY stock, bond, or currency transaction smaller than $1000...

Monday, January 09, 2012

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Diane Ravitch: Making Amends (Sorta)

In the '80s, she was a full-fledged Raygunner, working enthusiastically with bilious Bill Bennett, Chucker Finn, and others to torpedo "liberal,' child-centered pedagogy. She's one of the intellectual progenitors of the whole educational philosophy which underlies NCLB, as well as O'bombster's shameful Race To The Top.
I doubt she can perform sufficient penance to assuage my dislike for her...

And all that "high-stakes" testing? Ummmm, mebbe NOT so good an idea, eh, Diane?
Some of us were telling you this at the time. Remember, Diane? Do ya?

Here's her address to the 2011 AASA Convention, in which she addresses 'reform' head-on, though without reference to here own participation:

Part II

and Part III

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Lest We Forget! "Obama-Goggles" for the Peanut Gallery

This vid is from 2009. It's gone pretty much as Punk Pat predicted. And NONE of brave Sir Barry's "Dis-Appointments" has yet resigned, either.