Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Of course the Republicans will shut down the government again; that's what they were elected to do.
Prepositions: While Russia drops bombs on Syrian rebels, the US air-drops ammunition to them, on the assumption they will shoot at Russians.
Because Rules.... The reality of global capitalism is that everyone violates the rules, what few there are. And mostly not for profits, but as much for power as profits.
Nearsighted: Senate Republicans, those of the farther right persuasion, are pressuring Majority Leader Mict McConnell to “modify” the Senate's filibuster rules, permitting them to pass more legislation that Obama would be forced to veto. Quite who wins under such a scenario remains to be seen. Those who advocate such a change truly believe the Republicans will never, ever, be in the minority again, and are convinced they'll own the White House, too.
Odds: The top 0.1% of Americans holds as much wealth as the bottom 270 million of us all together. And we let them.
Object Lesson: After bombings in Ankara killed 90 and wounded over 200, Erdogan's police used tear gas to break up mourners who wanted to lay flowers in remembrance of their friends. Some of them (and some of us) suspect that Erdogan's hand will be found at the scene, not those of the PKK or ISIS.
Observation: “US Interventionist Policies in Iraq Unleashed Chaos, Brutality and Death Still Unfolding Today.” Yes, and your point would be?
Sufficiency: That Ms. Clinton opposes correcting Bill's destruction of Glass-Stegall is grounds for voting for Bernie.
RSVP: Saudi Arabia has bested the old US/Afghan record by bombing two weddings in a ten-day period, raking up nearly 90 dead civilians.
The Root Of The Problem: A 12 year old boy playing with a toy gun on a playground was killed by police within 2 seconds of their arrival on the scene. The killing was “legally justified”, which is the real crime. All a cop has to do is claim he was in fear for his life and he can gun down kids, shoot fleeing suspects in the back, or taser them to death in a jail cell. Legally justified. Maybe we'd be better off working to get the guns out of the cops' hands instead of the criminals.
Tweedle Dumber: Paul Ryan, the suspicion is, is not nearly crazy enough to accept the House Speakership. Just imagine who is.
Turkish Delight, Not: The US has begun removing Patriot missiles from Turkey... because Turkey is no longer vulnerable? Ha!
Porn O'Graph: … and throw away the key.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:43 AM