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Friday, April 29, 2016

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Sympathy for the rich

Sympathy for the rich

    Pity the poor plutocrats. By Gene Lyons What with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign having come to an ignominious end, new champions have been called forth lest mobs of pitchfork-waving grandmas and torch-bearing old men rendered fearless by Dentu-Grip breach the walls of their elegant suburban redoubts. One such hero is Lloyd Blankfein, the universally revered CEO of Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs. At least that’s how anchorman Scott Pelley presented him in a ... Full Story

Petraeus: The hero that never was

Petraeus: The hero that never was

From the photos you would think General David Petraeus was a genuine hero. The left side of his jacket is filled with ribbons that make him look like a true warrior. Looks can be deceiving, only one of those ribbons is attached to a medal for action, the Bronze Star (with V device) and there is some question about how he earned that, See: "Petraeus Allegedly Earned A Bronze Star For Combat Valor 'Without Firing his Rifle'". The others are service ribbons or medals awarded for good staff work ... Full Story

Collapse of the Petraeus facade

Collapse of the Petraeus facade

As pointed out last week in this publication, General David Petraeus' reputation appears to be built upon a foundation of public relations sand, a foundation that is  quickly becoming quicksand. More and more publications and reporters are now beginning to take a hard look at the General and what they have written about him in the past. It appears that his greatness has been a media creation, one that he directed and fostered. My observations in the above mentioned article are based on my ... Full Story

The real Petraeus scandal

The real Petraeus scandal

  By Gary Wamsley Colonel, USAF Retired Much is being made about the spectacular fall from grace of one of our nations most respected military icons. The real scandal is not that David Petraeus had feet of clay, but that he managed to convince the country, up to and including the President of the United States that he was a man of vision, integrity and ability. I really had not paid much attention to General Petraeus, generally feeling that the confidence placed in him must be warranted. ... Full Story

Zionists lose clout

Zionists lose clout

    Palestinian students peer into the doorway as they look at a large pool of blood on the floor at a United Nations school in Gaza. The shooting took place Tuesday, June 1, 2004. Two students, ten years old, were critically wounded by Israeli forces while attending class a shortime earlier                   Zionist Lobby in US Takes a Hit in Latest National Election By Anonymous by: Dave Lindorff One little-noted but important result ... Full Story

Stealing elections, Republican style

Stealing elections, Republican style

                  OpEd News presents nine articles on election fraud and dirty tricks as the right wing attempts to subvert the democratic process. If this succeeds, it will be the end of the Republic. By Bob Fitrakis Another Husted Dirty Trick in Ohio 
Election fraud is anything but "de minimus" in Ohio. Ohio voters didn't choose Bush II & they probably won't choose Romney though the Secretary of State's Election Counsel, Brandi Seske, may ... Full Story

Romney failed at being Governor

Romney failed at being Governor

In Alternet Democracy Danger Signs: Mitt Romney's 800+ Vetoes as Mass. Governor By Joshua Holland Romney's blocks were overridden over 95% of the time. November 3, 2012  | Mitt Romney's “closing argument” redefines chutzpah. “You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress,” Romney said on Friday. He warned of a government shut-down, or another debt-ceiling crisis – two examples of Congressional Republicans ... Full Story

Romney, Capitalist Dictator or Religious Dictator

Romney, Capitalist Dictator or Religious Dictator

5 Disturbing Signs Romney Would Steer Us to Towards a Capitalist Dictatorship The lies and activities of Mitt's campaign show a contempt for democracy itself. November 3, 2012  | The mainstream media and even Democrats have been slow to call Mitt Romney's deliberate falsehoods "lies." But after just calling them what they are, it is also important to analyze their meaning. Lies on Romney's scale do not simply show contempt for the intelligence of American voters. They show contempt for ... Full Story

Civil Discourse and The Clash of Ideas

Civil Discourse and The Clash of Ideas

      By Lee H. Hamilton     The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable. We live in a politically divided country. Congress, which ought to serve as the forum where politicians of diverse views find common ground, is instead riven by ideological disagreements. ... Full Story

Larimer County Clerk open for mail in ballots this

Larimer County Clerk open for mail in ballots this weekend

            Mail Ballot Drop-Off Locations Available Saturday & Monday More than 75% of all active registered voters in Larimer County have opted to vote by mail in the upcoming election.  “We’re very pleased that folks are taking advantage of this convenient way of voting,” says Scott Doyle, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder.  “Now we need to let those voting by mail know that they shouldn’t wait until the last minute to return those mail-in ... Full Story

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