Viva La Shutdown: Statists Panic, Others Celebrate

There are people at Mother Jones who I respect.  There are journalists there asking some tough questions about our Federal Government.

Tim Murphy is not one of those.  Here’s his fear-mongering list that was supposed to freak me out until I demanded resumption of funding for our central government.  I’ve copied his 48 points and added relevant information that causes me to feel quite the opposite. Continue reading “Viva La Shutdown: Statists Panic, Others Celebrate”

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Obama’s Achilles Heel: Banksters in the White House

I like President Obama.  My opinion is that he is an honest politician, with good intentions- a rare thing.  The appointees for his cabinet however, made me groan out loud.  The longer certain members of Barack’s staff are allowed to continue whispering into his ear, the greater the potential for disillusionment amongst the Hope Movement.  In a groundbreaking interview on PBS’ ‘Bill Moyer’s Journal’, Author and former S & L watchdog William Black discusses the ugly truth about the financial crisis and those within the Obama administration who have taken an active roll in ‘managing‘ the aftermath.  I invite you to watch the interview below, if you think you can handle the truth…My advice?  If you love Obama, then fight to have these crooks removed from his team. Continue reading “Obama’s Achilles Heel: Banksters in the White House”

Merrill Lynch Bonus Scandal Exposes Inefficacy of US Media

My hat is off to AFP for bringing this news of American ethics abuse nearly THREE FULL WEEKS before the US Newsrooms got a hold of it.

Way to go Frenchies.

It seems that the first article that Google indexed on the $3.6 billion in (TARP funded) bonuses paid out to Merrill Lynch employees was published by none other than the Agence France-Presse. Merrill Lynch paid out nearly 22 times as much as AIG did and yet until now avoided almost any of the damning feedback AIG has experienced recently.  My hat is off to AFP for bringing this news of American taxpayer abuse before even a mention in the illustrious New York Times.  Has American reporting really slipped this much since Woodward & Bernstein took down Nixon? Continue reading “Merrill Lynch Bonus Scandal Exposes Inefficacy of US Media”

DEA to end medical marijuana raids

MSNBC.com

DEA to end medical marijuana raids
Holder confirms states to have final say on use of drug for pain control
By Alex Johnson
Reporter
msnbc.com
updated 2:42 p.m. PT, Fri., Feb. 27, 2009

Blackwater Agent Carries Out DEA Raid
Blackwater Agent Carries Out DEA Raid

Supporters of programs to provide legal marijuana to patients with painful medical conditions are celebrating Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement this week that the Drug Enforcement Administration would end its raids on state-approved marijuana dispensaries. Continue reading “DEA to end medical marijuana raids”