Thursday, July 22, 2010

News for Dumb Fux

Once again Fox, drudge and the rightwing "news" media demonstrate their blatant dishonesty and why only ingoramusi trust these slimers. Honestly, why Obama and dems allow themselves to be spun around by these scumbags instead of telling them all to Fux off is beyond me.
From todays Democracy Now! headlines (emphasis added):

USDA Reconsiders Firing of Black Official over NAACP Speech

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today he is reconsidering his department’s controversial decision to fire a black USDA official over a speech she gave in March at an NAACP function. Shirley Sherrod was pressured to resign Monday after a right-wing website posted a deceptively edited video of the speech that appeared to show Sherrod admitting she withheld help from a white farmer for racial reasons. What the edited video did not show is Sherrod describing how she ended up going to great lengths to help the farmer save his land. After her ouster, the white farmer, Roger Spooner, appeared on CNN praising Sherrod.

Roger Spooner: "I never was treated no better, no nicer, and looked after than Shirley. She done—she done a magnificent job. I don’t have words—I don’t have words to explain it."

Shirley Sherrod said her boss at the Department of Agriculture called her on Monday and demanded she resign right away, "because you are going to be on 'Glenn Beck' tonight." The NAACP also originally supported Sherrod’s ouster, but on Tuesday NAACP President Ben Jealous apologized to Sherrod. Jealous said the NAACP had been “snookered” by Fox News and Tea Party activist Andrew Breitbart into believing she had harmed white farmers because of racial bias. The video was first posted on a website run by Breitbart, a former editor at the Drudge Report. Last year Breitbart played a key role in the distribution of the doctored videos that purported to show ACORN employees giving advice to a pimp and a prostitute. Breitbart said last night he posted the Sherrod video in an effort to get back at the NAACP for passing a resolution calling on the "Tea Party" movement to repudiate racism.

Netanyahu in 2000: U.S. "Won't Get in the Way" of Israeli Exansionism

From Monday's Democracy Now! headlines: Proof that Isreal is not an honest partner in the peace process, has aggressive expansionist territorial ambitions and routinely manipulates its "ally" the United States for Israel's "national interest".

A newly revealed tape shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once openly discussed his intent to attack the Palestinian government, undermine the Oslo peace accords, and manipulate the United States to ensure its approval. The 2001 recording shows Netanyahu meeting with Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu was then out of government after serving his first stint in office. Apparently unaware he was being recorded, Netanyahu talks openly of a "broad attack" on the Palestinian government, saying, "The main thing, first of all, is to hit them. Not just one blow, but blows that are so painful that the price will be too heavy to be borne." Netanyahu also outlines how he would undermine the 1993 Oslo accords, he said, which established the basis for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, by declaring any West Bank land that Israel wants to retain as "military" and "security zones." Addressing potential US opposition to Israeli expansionism, Netanyahu says, "I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. They won’t get in the way."

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

4th Desecrated Again - Strike Two in Waterford

For the second year since the election of a moderate democrat as President who is also half black, the Independence Day parade in Waterford, Wisconsin, has been desecrated by the display of a confederate flag. These two never-before-seen events, the election of a man of color as President of our country by a majority of free Americans and the parading of southern culture on the skids, are of course directly connected. What other purpose could the shameless people responsible possibly intend?

In this clear expression of teabaggy fear and hatred, the disgusting symbol of slavery and oppression was misplaced along side Old Glory, our nation’s symbol of freedom and democracy. It was also misplaced along side the flag of Wisconsin, a union state that fought on the victorious side of freedom 150 years ago. A state whose motto, “Forward” reflects our progressive culture moving toward a better future for our people and away from the dense ignorance of past evils.

Fly your ignorance, fear and hate 364 days a year down Waterford’s main drag, but on the day celebrating the birth American freedom this is an atrocity a kin to donning swastika armbands.

Maybe those who have yet to learn the lessons of freedom from the revolution, the civil war, the civil rights triumph and beyond should go south, to the mess in Texas for example and fulfill their threat to secede. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Then perhaps we won’t have this garbage again next year. Shame on you!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Sign the Declaration of Muff-Independence

When in the course of catastrophic events, it becomes evident that one “corporate person”, English Petroleum has dissolved bands of oil and secret chemical dispersant into the waters which have connected him with real muffin-eating people, and in so doing, he has desecrated the creatures of the earth, air and seas, it becomes necessary to establish the separate and equal station to which the laws of english muffin-nature and muffin-nature’s God entitle them. So a decent respect to the opinions of muffinkind requires that we should declare the causes which he has impel us to this separate muffin status, that of Freedom Muffin!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all muffins are created english, those that are, are endowed by their creators with certain unalienable qualities, that among these are niches, crevices and toastability. That to secure these qualities, muffins are established among men, deriving their just qualities from the consent of the muffin-eaters. That whenever any name of muffinhood becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the muffin-eating people to alter or abolish it and to institute a new muffin name, laying it’s foundation on such principles and organizing it’s properties in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their satiety and happiness. Prudence, indeed will dictate that muffins long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that muffin-eaters are more disposed to suffer while evil muffins are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the muffins to which they are accustomed. But when long trains of oil, abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object of greed evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despoliation, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such muffinhood and to provide new guards for their future muffin security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these muffin-eaters; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of muffinclature. The history of the present “corporate personhood” of English Petroleum, the crumpet eating spiller monkeys, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the superfluous embellishment of their own muffindom in absolute disregard over the state of our workmen, environs and muffinhood. To prove this, let allegations be submitted to a candid world.

EP has, in 1954, usurped the democratically elected muffidency of Iran leading to the Shah’s mufftatorship and ultimately the mufflamic revolution in 1979 depriving, in the name of profit, an entire people of their right to self-determuffination.

EP did, on the cusp of the new muflennium with full intent dump his waste into the waters off our shores.

EP has pressured our workmen to speak not of his violations of muffin law and did harass and dismiss those that did in good conscience report his transgressions.

EP has withheld from our good workmen knowledge of risks to their safety, the safety of their fellows and to our muffin environs.

EP has willfully permitted his equipment to corrode and fall into disrepair, leading to fiery explosions, the despoiling of our muffins, our tundra and harming the well being of our fellow citizens.

EP has born false witness with respect to inspection of his equipment in its condition, operability and in the case of muffin safety equipment, its very existence.

EP has in the previous five years demonstrated a clear pattern of intentional disregard in transgressing our statutes governing good commerce and protective of our muffin healthiness, safety and environs, has committed fraud, and he has paid a sum of $373 millions of dollars to avoid due process for his corporate personhood.

EP has for three years outpaced his peers thus accounting for a full 97 parts out of 100 of all egregious and willful transgressions of our muffin safety, mounting a full 760 such violations compared to a mere 8 from the closest of his brethren.

EP has caused the demise of one score and ten of our workmen and caused injurious effects to two hundreds of others in two incidents in close order prior to the current conflagration on the high seas which has killed 11 of our countrymen and caused injurious effect to 17 others.

EP prepared a plan of inferior quality for the Keep-Your-Eyes-On oil platform, pronouncing that if by unlikely happenstance there was an accident that due to the well being 48 miles from shore and the high tech response capabilities that would be implemented, no significant adverse impacts would be expected. Such claims are a demonstrable falsehood.

EP did install his Keep-Your-Eyes-On blowout preventer without remote-control or acoustically-activated triggers and did allow his deadman switch to fail to close the pipe.

EP did cut corners to save money on his Keep-Your-Eyes-On well in the design and materials used, in the cementing and drilling mud procedures and the installation of safety devices such as lockdown sleeves and centralizers.

EP did in the current Keep-Your-Eyes-On catastrophe fail to install an alarm in the engine room to shut off power in the presence of methane gas.

EP did in the Keep-Your-Eyes-On disaster allow the failure of a backstop mechanism to prevent the wild running of engines and so too the air-intake valves that were to close if gas trespassed into the engine room.

EP made Keep-Your-Eyes-On workers to understand that they could be fired for raising safety concerns that might delay drilling, yet some workers did protest in vane of the unsafe practices implemented for the object of greed and whence the explosion did finally come as warned one workman was heard to exclaim "Are you fucking happy? Are you fucking happy? The rig's on fire! I told you this was gonna happen."

EP has done all of the above yet he has spent not one day in the stocks at the village square or in the custody of the jailor as one of our citizens would have for the willful and repetitious commission of high muffin crimes and his immunity to just laws is repugnant to us as freemen who live by rule of law.

In every stage of these muffin transgressions our petitions have been answered only by repeated injury to ourselves and our muffins. A body, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define undesirable corporate personhood, is unfit to share common lineage with our muffins.

We, therefore, representatives of the people, fauna, flora, air, lands and waters of the United States of America, in general agreement, appealing to the Supreme Judge of muffins for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good muffin-eaters of these shores, solemnly publish and declare, that our muffins are, and of right ought to be free and independent muffins, that they shall be absolved from all connection to English Petroleum, that as free and independent muffins they have full power to be nooky, cranniful, toastable and in keeping with all other properties which independent muffins may of right possess. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine muffiness, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred muffins that hence forth these baked goods shall be known only as FREEDOM MUFFINS!