Tag Archives: wall street

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech vs. Wall Street’s Interests

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”  –Henry David Thoreau You know that civil rights are in dire straits when Rage Against the Machine starts to seem eerily prescient. … Continue reading

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Closing Argument: Humanity vs. Crosses of Gold and Iron

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the zombies of old discredited brands of conservatism, animated by a new strain of radical absolutism.  In our past, American heroes have exposed their ilk as fraudulent imperialists.  I predict that on Tuesday 60 … Continue reading

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Refuting Romney’s Lies – ALL OF THEM

Think Progress has put together the best post refuting Romney’s lies: FACTS MATTER: The Ultimate Guide to Mitt Romney’s Convention Speech Its a must read for all Democrats and should be forwarded to every friend and family member you have. … Continue reading

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Chain of Fools

On Tuesday, Joe Biden made a small gaffe when speaking to a crowd of supporters in Danville, Virginia. He indicated that listeners would help the Obama-Biden ticket carry North Carolina – not Virginia – another 2012 battleground state. However, another … Continue reading

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No Shortage of Greasy Palms

From the Republic Report today: “Earlier today, the House of Representatives moved to help save $30 million dollars for medical device companies while defunding programs designed to expand health coverage for ordinary Americans. The House took action on legislation to … Continue reading

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The Revolving Door

“The table is tilted, folks.  The game is rigged.” —George Carlin The Senate Banking Committee is planning to investigate JP Morgan Chase’s loss of $3 billion.  CEO Jamie Dimon is expected to testify.  Rest assured that he will be stared … Continue reading

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Let’s Cut to the Chase

“All money is a matter of belief.”  —Adam Smith JP Morgan Chase has lost $2 billion.  Woops.  The largest bank in America lost this money with a bullish bet on an index of investment-grade corporate debt, later paired with a … Continue reading

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Romney’s Vulture Capitalism: theft and corruption by another name

There were two points made by Newt Gingrich during the primaries where I agree: Romney and his former company, Bain Capital, practiced “vulture capitalism”. Romney is a liar. Listing all of the cases where Romney is a liar would take-up … Continue reading

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Video Clips of the Week

Each Friday until the November election I will be posting the latest video clips from political campaigns and issues-based organizations. This first post will be heavy on the videos to catch-up on those released in recent weeks. To avoid bogging-down … Continue reading

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More proof that Republicans are responsible for budget problems

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the non-partisan government organization that the radical right loves to quote when it suits their needs, has updated deficit projections since January 2001 (hat-tip to the White House blog). Lets take a look at how … Continue reading

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