Monthly Archives: April 2013

I Know! Let’s Have a National Alex Jones Hissy Fit!

Don’t f*ck with a mad Bostonian, says digby While I do strongly disagree with the notion that Alex Jones should not be allowed to spout his bilge — it is a free country, after all — I will fight to the death for this man’s right to insult him: (WARNING: many colorful curse words in this clip) In truth, […]

One Nation, Under Sesquestration

Is horse trading the answer? (Well, it might be better than the alternative …) from Hullabaloo by digby Who could have guessed? Sequestration exemptions are shaping up to be Washington’s newest version of earmarks. Agencies, companies and other groups are on the hunt for Capitol Hill allies with the juice to save their pet issues from the […]

Shadows of Blowback to Come

Chalmers Johnson’s book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire was published in March 2000 — and just about no one noticed.  Until then, blowback had been an obscure term of CIA tradecraft, which Johnson defined as “the unintended consequences of policies that were kept secret from the American people.”  In his prologue, the former consultant […]

Priming the Police State

Shocking Footage: Americans Ordered Out Of Homes At Gunpoint By SWAT teams This is what martial law in the US looks like Steve Watson April 22, 2013 Shocking footage has emerged from Friday’s lockdown in Boston, where police, federal agents, national guard troops and SWAT teams enforced door to door searches of everyone’s home […]

Exhibit A: Barack Obama

  Margaret Kimberley … Despite the phony wars between Democrats and Republicans, there is consistency at the top. Ever since the Ronald Reagan presidency Democrats and Republicans have done their best to put and keep the malefactors of great wealth, the 1%, on top. Barack Obama has done nothing to alter this awful trend. Like all of […]

Quote of the Day: Twilight Time in Obamaland

The clock is ticking on those who have put the political fortunes of a Black corporate schill in the White House above the interests of African Americans and the global human community. What will the misleaders do with their wagons when there is no Obama for them to circle around – or when he has totally […]

Barack Obama: Wall Street’s Perfect Manchurian Candidate

by Pascal Robert “What we see here is Obama speaking to his true base, those who gave him his marching orders, and continue to do so.” On April 5, 2006, Barack Obama, a neophyte with only 15 months in Congress, was the only U.S. Senator to attend the first meeting of former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin’s Hamilton Project at […]

James Corbett: When False Flags Don’t Fly

Before the Collapse, a Call to Action

by KEVIN ZEESE and MARGARET FLOWERS Before we get to the impact of the Obama budget, let’s explode a critical myth: there is no recovery (at least for the 99%). Last month’s unemployment numbers revealed the fraud of the unemployment rate.  Even though the country produced less than 90,000 new jobs, when over 120,000 […]

Quote of the Day: Warmongering Democrats

Hillary Mann Leverett,  National Security Council staffer during the Bush administration: We saw the Bush administration, of course, make very bad decisions, but even more disheartening for us, even more disturbing to us as professional political analysts and policy-makers, was the opposition, the Democrats.We remember when Condi Rice came back from going to meet with […]