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Friday, December 19, 2014

‘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 ... 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

Why the war on the poor

Why the war on the poor

Two articles from the Huffington post on the inequalities of wealth and income and the hypocrisy of the financial elite. CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks     By Christina Wilkie and Ryan Grimm      WASHINGTON -- The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed. The companies ... 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

Impeachment?

    Impeach the President Over the Recent U.S. Deaths in Middle-East! By Martin Lewis This is a monstrous scandal. The biggest since Watergate. Brave Americans murdered this fall in the Middle-East and our so-called president has no answers about why it happened! Of course the fact that it happened as the president was obviously focused on running for a second term couldn't have had anything to do with it! And the White House has admitted that the news of the deadly ... Full Story

Bradley Manning: an American hero?

Bradley Manning: an American hero?

          Bradley Manning deserves Americans' support for military whistleblowing Thanks to WikiLeaks, US citizens are better informed about wars prosecuted in their name. We owe Manning honour, not jail time Last week, PFC Bradley Manning offered to accept responsibility for releasing classified documents as an act of conscience – not as charged by the US military. As people who have worked for decades against the increased militarization ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

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