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CUT THE CRAP! Your Month in Review from the most "progressive" administration ever.

This is just this month, with impressive new Third Way efforts in the areas of mass surveillance, "Kill Lists," corporate health insurance, murdering net neutrality, right-wing appointments, warmongering, toll interstates, *and* environmental and educational assaults!

And, hey kids, the month's not even over yet!

White House colluded with House Republicans *against* Democrats to WEAKEN surveillance bill.

White House (again) Seeks Legal Immunity For Firms That Hand Over Customer Data

Obama Administration To Reveal Justification For Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens

Obama administration quietly approves new loopholes to help insurance companies gouge patients:

No single payer according to Obama's HHS nominee.

The murder of net neutrality

Obama's Crony Capitalism will Kill Net Neutrality. *New* FCC Staff in bed with ISP's

Democratic Opposition Lines Up Against Obama Judicial Nominee

Secret trade memos calling for more fracking and offshore drilling

Obama's Defense Department Refuses to Tell Senate Which Groups We’re at War With

President Obama close to authorizing mission led by the US military to train moderate Syrian rebels

Syrian rebels describe U.S.-backed training in Qatar in new documentary

Ethics watchdog calls for investigation of EPA assault on renewable fuels.

This Trade Deal Will Make You Sick, Maybe Give You Mad Cow

Why do we bother: Feds Ever-So-Gently File Criminal Charges Against Credit Suisse

Too Big to Jail: DOJ Charges Two Banks with Criminal Acts, But Will Not Hold Them Criminally Accountable

College presidents upset. Obama's Ed Dept says rating colleges will be like "rating a blender".

Opening the US interstate system to tolling

And after all that hard work, it's no surprise that Our President put on his comfortable walking shoes and headed out for some golf:

White House downplays golf outing with Bain Capital lobbyist

Posted by woo me with science | Tue May 27, 2014, 12:40 PM (410 replies)

Wouldn't it be nice to have a REAL American Spring,

that focused on the real hijacking of this country by corporate interests?

One that wasn't co-opted by corporate media and propagandists to ramp up partisan divisions and ridicule the idea of real change?

One that didn't set the people against each other so that there is always one group ridiculing the other and ensuring that no real change can ever happen, because the people cannot unite against the corporate vultures bleeding all of us?

One that focused on the fleecing of ALL of us, the 99 percent, and the fact that corporate interests have stolen our representation in this country?

One that focused on bringing all Americans together to get corporate money out of our politics and our media, and return our governent to the people?

Posted by woo me with science | Sat May 17, 2014, 11:32 AM (50 replies)

One of the most surreal aspects of our new corporate crony politics.

When I was a kid, election years in the U.S.A. were the times when we heard all about the renewed vision and agenda, and what voting for particular politicians or a party would promise for actual people. Everyone, and especially the candidates, went out talking about the new policies being proposed and how they would attract and help voters.

THAT was what excited people and brought them to the polls. Excited talk about policies that would actually improve their lives.

The policies were the REASON for the election and the excitement.

What sort of weird, sick political system do we have now, in which we are constantly exhorted to vote, with almost no mention, ever, of the agenda that is promised for voting?

Actually, most of the bids for voting we see take the form of THREATS. Vote, or these other people will do something worse to you.

And when people post on this board some variation of, "What am I voting FOR, specifically?" they are snarled at and accused of raining on the parade.

There's something very sick about this.

Posted by woo me with science | Tue May 6, 2014, 12:57 PM (29 replies)

They are taking away our open highways

There is a deeply symbolic aspect to this particular betrayal.

It's about how it feels to live in America.

This is not America anymore.
Posted by woo me with science | Thu May 1, 2014, 08:54 AM (265 replies)
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