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Friday, October 21, 2011


Today the families of US military personnel can breathe a sigh of relief.  Hope, progress, change and another promise kept brought to you by Barry O'. No aircraft carrier. No banner. No more lies. Just our boys and girls coming home. With zero words of support from the right.?  (They refuse to give the President credit for anything he's accomplished.) In fact, they're billing the end of this war as a mistake. Of course they've been screaming for an end to the war since Obama took office.

 Remember this?
Stewie Griffin and George W. Bush know what it's like to be cool.
Will Ferrell gives a spot-on assessment. 
"Our plan was to get in there and have no plan whatsoever."

Think about it.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Worlds Biggest Dick-Tater

Not one US life was lost in this fight. Hope, progress, change, and another promise kept. 
Obama '12

Better take it easy on President Obama #occupywallstreet.
Could you imagine how far along our economy would be if congress would work with the President as well as the military leadership does?

Bush and Saddam - One Trillion dollars and thousands of US lives. 
Obama and Qaddafi - One Billion dollars and zero US lives.

Meep Meep indeed.

And this time, the Arab world loves us as well. 
To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within six months: if Obama were a Republican, he'd be on Mount Rushmore by now.
I swear, Obama could come out with a cure for cancer and the republicans would be against it.I strongly urge progressives not to lose faith in their leader in the form of negative dialogue but rather keep it real. Real facts. Real information. Real enemies which brings us right back to Wall Street and a republican house full of obstructionism.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

People Before Prophets

While I was in NY I had the privilege of witnessing the Occupy Wall Street folks first hand. They're nothing like the conservative media paints them to be. They're all clean-cut, highly educated, well mannered folks with a clear message of what they want to accomplish. A photographer for Time Magazine was arrested for photographing them on the day I left. What a country...
Back home, Occupy Dallas marches on and Jim Shutze with the Dallas Observer covers the story here:
I walked for a while yesterday with those Occupy Dallas people. I don't care what anybody says. They're cool. You know why? Because they're awake.
 I asked Zach Kazarinoff, a 25-year-old musician, why he was marching.

"I am supporting solidarity with people in New York and Boston and elsewhere in the world," he told me. "I am against huge economic disparity between the top and the bottom. I am here because I want to end the wars. I want to have more of our government money toward education, toward helping people in need, toward health care. I am here because I want to see some change in our government and our world and our economic system."
Susan Nichols, 46, and a man with her who gave his name as "John Doe" drove in from Marshall to march. I asked why.

"To stop corporate greed," she said.

"We can't afford to remain silent any more," he said. "None of us can."

"We're getting fed up," she said. "People get apathetic and think they can't do anything."
The first thing I noticed was that all of their protest signs were spelled correctly. 
Marching changes that. Marching is ferocious magic. Marching turned fear into power in the Civil Rights Movement. It brought the corporate/university war machine to heel in the Vietnam anti-war movement. Marching liberated South Africa. And, of course, it ripped Northern Ireland's guts out.

Marching is a mighty force that commands respect. None of us knows exactly how or why. It is beyond rational explanation.
The corporate conservative media (rich white men) has mislead the people with regards to these protests, but thanks to social networking, the truth is being spread around the globe. 
Ever wonder why the Tea Party never went global?


The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that early voting for the November election starts next week as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the likely effect of voter ID on voter participation. Hint: Fewer people will be able to vote. Who could have guessed?

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme calls out Lamar Smith for his racist legislation that will harm abused women.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson says it's time for the people of Williamson County to stand up so they no longer ask: how do these people keep getting elected?

Neil at Texas Liberal offered some pictures of Occupy Houston. Neil has visited the good folks at Occupy Houston a few times now and donated some supplies and a few bucks. The Occupy movement has taken hold in many Texas cities and across the nation. Please consider supporting Occupy in some fashion.

The Ghost of Sam Houston has some unkind words for Rick Perry's energy plan over at Darth Politico.

In the spirit of Halloween, McBlogger takes a look at The Return of the Living Dread.

Tuesday Funnies


Or is it Octopi?