And a California lawyer is trying to extort Hypocrisy Today for alleged copyright infringement of "professional photographer, Christopher Sadowski's" photo of a dejected Bernie Madoff on a New York sidewalk in 2008. The lawyer's client will settle for a mere $2,500 to avoid a possible $150,000 in statuatory damages plus court costs, etc. But I'm just guessing that Bernie didn't consent to having his photograph taken or published, so Bernie could really sue Sadowski.
"And you know, of course, that if you see it on the Internet, it's gotta be true"
It Can't Happen Here?
It seems to be now. It was foreseen by author Sinclair Lewis in 1936 when he saw what was happening in what was becoming Nazi Germany. Never read the book? It was out of print for decades and now has become in demand. Go to printers-devil.com/orderlewis to get your copy via e-mail for only $8.95. It's in pdf format, not locked, so you can share it.
If you think The Donald's judgement is ridiculous now, just think how bad it will be when you elect Trump President.
The world laughed at us during the Bush presidency, but now we've completely blown it. Hasn't anybody been paying attention to this idiocy? Sigh.
PASS A BILL!
Who shredded the Constitution? Congress! With the Patriot Act and Bush when he signed it! And nobody complained!
WAKE UP DUMB ASS AMERICANS! Fox News is NOT news. It's just opinion based on fear, intolorance, lack of real fact.
Why are people blaming President Obama for the failure and chaos created by the Affordable Care Act? The President is not responsible for making law. That is Congress' job. Don't they teach civics in high school anymore?
But don't blame Congress entirely. They were unduly influenced by the wealthy insurance interests, American Medical Association, the drug industry, and bribery. All the loopholes were created by the insurance industry and Congress was stupid enough not to read the damn loopholes in the legislation. All 900 pages of it.
But get over it. You don't want to become dependent on doctors, hospitals, or medication. They can make you sick.
Note to tourists visiting Washington:
The Washington Monument is closed. The White House tours are closed. The WWII memorial is closed, except to WWII veterans. Sorry to spoil your vacation but so long as you're here, go visit your congressperson instead. He/she is the one who spoiled it!
The media is in a panic! Congress is in a panic? Are we in a panic? No way. We don't even know what a fiscal cliff is and don't believe that anyone else does either. It's just some buzz word that the director of the Fed dreamed up as if he knew what was happening. If he's so brilliant, how come he didn't see the crash of 2008 coming when real ecomists warned about it?
The Economic Crisis Explained For Dummies: Cyprus!
Recognizing Propaganda For Dummies Anywone raised by television has been so brainwashed that they buy whatever is fed to them--from advertising to "news". Read here how it's done.
What's Wrong With Romney?
The new millenium has ushered in a celebration of ignorance. Where did it come from? The answer: Reality is too hard for some people to face so intelligent people will have to suffer the power of ignorance. Sigh.
BREAKING NEWS! June 28, 2012 The Supreme Court Upholds RomneyCare! What's good for Massachusetts is good for the U.S.A.!
April 9, 2011! Government Shutdown Averted (temporarily)
Congressmen Boehner and Reid finally realized that shutting down the Federal Government would result in the American people finally realizing that we didn't need the Government at all.
But will those amateur politicians newly elected by the tea party to provide Republican majority in Congress realize that they are irritating the majority of Americans who are fed up with them all but are too lazy to march or demonstrate.
What's left? Let's try Passive Aggressive.
April 15, 2011! U.S. Government: too big to fail?
Who's going to bail out Congress and the White House? Haven't you been paying attention? Us, of course. But why?
Did you know that, according to the Social Security Administration there was no cost of living increase in 2009 and therefore no increase in your Social Security checks for 2010? What planet do you think our caring government is on? They've cooked the books again. Gasoline doesn't cost more; groceries don't cost more; electricity doesn't cost more...
And, they government is going to force us to pay for medical insurance even though it's a ripoff.
Anarchy is starting to look really attractive.
Seniors of the U.S. Unite! We have nothing to lose but our walkers!
Disappointing. High hopes dashed! President Obama has made some dumb mistakes:
He commented on the arrest of the Harvard professor before he knew the facts.
He compared medical insurance to compulsory auto insurance. He hasn't held
the Bush administration minions accountable for their misdeeds. Has he blown
Unrevised, unabridged. No worrisome dates to memorize,
no tiresome footnotes, no papers to write, no class attendance required. Unlike
most current history books, this is totally unplagerized and is not restricted
by Government guidelines on the teaching of history.
The study of economics is included in this series because it is an essential
element in the study of history and current events. Don't worry. Economics is
not that hard to understand. And if you don't understand economic principles,
you'll be easy prey for government or corporate flim flam.
Must re-read books: you read them when you were young and
naive. Read them again to really understand the message.
The Greatest Story Ever SOLD: The Decline and
Fall of Truth, From 9/11 to Katrina: Frank
Rich, Penguin Books, 2006.
Detailed exposure of "Mission Accomplished" and other reality
shows propagated by Federal despotism 2000-2006+.
Animal Farm: "All animals are
created equal, but some are more equal..."
Toward the end of WWII, George Orwell, whose real name was Eric Blair,
wrote a scathing satire on Stalinist Communism titled Animal Farm.
The book was illustrated with characters resembling Stalin, Trotsky, and
lesser contemporary British political figures. The book was so controversial
that Orwell had difficulty finding a publisher and more difficulty in
getting paida common problem for unconventional writers.
The book was eventually released in the United States disguised as a
fairy tale and later Disneyfied.
Stalin is dead now, but totalitarianism isn't, nor is it limited to communism
or socialism or any other "left or liberal ism". It has prevailed through
the ages through the Roman Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the British
Empire and all other subsequent empires.
All men are created equal, but only if they're white, male, and wealthy.
1984, George Orwell
History Repeats: Almost 70 years ago,
Sinclair Lewis (author of Elmer Gantry, Mainstreet, Babbit...) wrote
It Can't Happen Here(now out of print and available on this web site as an e-book). It was
written in the time of the Great Depression, the fascist threats in Europe
and Asia, and political corruption and general unrest in America. It foretold
of internment camps of "dissident citizens" ignoring habeas corpus,
martial law, disbanding Congress and the courts... Sound familiar? The book
was fiction. If you can't find a copy in your library, it is available here
on CD in Acrobat Reader format.
Anything by Kafka
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carrol:
"...off with their heads...". Wonderland irrationality and
tyranny. Another fairy tale?
Candide, Voltaire. Heavy satire
on politics, money, and war. Dukes and kings invading countries, soldiers
bayonetting babies, general raping and looting... but "it's the best
of all possible worlds... If you can't find it in English, learn French.
The Robber Barons:
Carnegie, Rockefeller, Mellon, Gould, Vanderbilt...
how these capitalists built railroads, the steel industry, oil empires before
government protective regulation and restriction of their financial manipulations.
Noam Chomsky: Exercise
your brain reading MIT professor and political dissident. Check your local
library or google.com for Chomsky's writings.
Sleeping with the Devil:
Ex-CIA officer Robert Baer. How Washington
politics compromised the CIA's efforts to fight global terrorism.
Anonymous (still-employed CIA Middle East analyst) "90% of all intelligence
is unclassified". Reading the newpapers and magazines for the last 20
years (and before) told us what was coming if the politicians had paid attention.
We were warned in plenty of time before 9/11.
Free Lunch: David
Cay Johnston, 2007. Big corporate almost legal scams that rip us all off.
From eminent domain to title insurance and stuff you rarely hear about or
Capitalism Hoax Does Enron really shock you? It
is merely the latest in the history of American scams.
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Hoax: FDA is a Federal Government department
whose mission is to protect us from dangerous prescriptions. Right? Wrong.
FDA research is funded by the pharmaceutical companies.
Because some of the news in the papers is funny just by itself, we are saved
from having to write about it. Besides, we couldn't possibly be as hypocritical
as "Straight News" ripped from today's newspapers...
Drug Wars: Glaxo, maker of grossly overpriced
Claritin and other drugs is in a turf war, just like any Columbian drug lord
or street dealer. Except Glaxo's weapon for beating down their competition
is their clout with the U.S. Government. Their competition? Canadian pharmacies.
Compare US prescription drug prices with Canadian
pharmacy brand name prices.
Holocaust Museum Director fired for refusing to greet Arafat...Washington
On the internet? Don't be ridiculous. Information on the internet has
been, by tradition, free, as should all information be. Can you copyright
an idea? Can you enforce a copyright? Are there guidelines for quality or
content of communication? Who judges quality or content? The reader, of course.
If the reader doesn't like the material, (s)he is free to not continue to
read it. No need for legislation or blue ribbons.
Apologies for the mouse. Sometimes we can't resist cute stuff. It's a curse
we must live with.