11.22.11

Newt Gingrich: Congressional Budget Office Is ‘A Reactionary Socialist Institution’

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:59 am by angela


Gingrich says “health care mandates at the state or local level would lead to socialized medicine”. What is a health care mandate? Is that where we would be required to get treatment by our city or town? And even if that were being discussed, which it is not, it would lead to Medicare for all? How?

If Newt doesn’t like the fact that the CBO won’t accept as fact GOP funny numbers and fake facts, perhaps he should work on his truthfulne­ss.

Newt has completely lost touch with reality.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

11.17.11

Peter King: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are ‘Losers’

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:17 pm by angela


Average Americans will not complain when they “have to go to the Salvation Army to get a TV or to shop for cloths(?)”­. If it reaches the point where Americans cannot afford new television­s or even used ones on the open market, it will become like the situation with cars, where lots of average Americans can no longer afford to replace their cars at all because prices for used cars tripled, thanks to unintended effects of government actions. So lots of Americans cannot work because they no longer have access to transporta­tion. Pretty “simple minded” of you to expect people to give up their cell phones, again, making it impossible to work or find a job.

Lots of Americans have given up television rather than paying extortiona­te rates for TVs and cable. Perhaps you should try watching less Fox News, which certainly wouldn’t want you to realize that is an option.
More on Occupy Wall Street
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Rick Perry Challenges Nancy Pelosi To A Debate

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:33 pm by angela


Rick Perry has been immersing himself in right wing propaganda so long he is unaware that Pelosi is actually a ruthless politician­, rather than a silly woman to marginaliz­e. She would chew him up and spit him out.
More on Rick Perry 2012
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

11.04.11

A reply to the NY Post’s OWS editorial

Posted in Classism, Propaganda at 12:25 pm by angela

[I found this published in DailyKos.]

My reply to the NY Post’s OWS editorial,.

Murdoch organ the New York Post wrote an editorial yesterday calling for Mayor Bloomberg to mobilize the NYPD to forcibly remove the OWS protesters at Liberty Plaza Park.

I wrote them back to tell them what horrible people they are. I know it probably won’t change their minds, or make it into print, but it sure helped me to relieve some anger. The letter in full is below the fold

Dear Sir or Madam,

I read your editorial, “Time to throw the bums out”. It is obvious from this editorial that you have contempt and disdain for the protestors, the constitution, and the people of this country. But that’s not why I am writing – as a Murdoch-owned publication, that’s standard practice. I writing to you about this piece for a different reason:

It is full of lies.

You wrote, “No one has greater respect for the First Amendment than this paper.” This is a blatant and sickening lie. People with respect for the first amendment do not complain when others exercise the rights enumerated under it. Instead, you desire people’s constitutionally-protected right to assemble and speak to be curtailed because you find the protestors in Liberty Plaza Park a “nuisance.” Let’s be clear: the freedom to exercise constitutional rights is more important than any of the complaints you bring up about OWS.

You wrote, “What began as a credible protest against bank bailouts, crony capitalism and the like has, in large measure, been hijacked by crazies and criminals.” When the OWS protests began you did not portray them as “a credible protest against bank bailouts, crony capitalism and the like” but rather as “crazies and criminals”. That has been your agenda from the start. But OWS is no more full of “crazies and criminals” now than it was before – they exist, but are in a clear minority.

Both the above-quoted sentences are part of the tapestry of a larger lie, which is that you have covered this matter evenhandedly and responsibly. From the beginning your paper has been set on portraying the OWS movement as a radical fringe movement, marginalizing them as much as possible to prevent having to deal with their critique of our political economy. The fact is that, as a press organ that makes up a small part of a worldwide media conglomerate, your institutional biases are obviously in favor of the corporatocracy and its ugly hijacking of capitalism. As such, it is no surprise you rail against normal people with the temerity to call out corporate greed.

The way that you have perverted the legacy of Dorothy Schiff is so horrendous that if anyone of your employees had any integrity they would have quite long ago. I do not think it would be possible for me to hold you, collectively, in higher disdain.

Sincerely,

[Joey C]