Saturday, June 29, 2013


The Supreme Court this week expressed the collective feelings or our nation as a whole on two important topics.

First Ruling:  We still don't like Black people.

Second Ruling: We like Gay people.

Many Gay people are celebrating like crazy while some Gay Liberationists are dismayed.


Liberationists see Gay eagerness to join mainstream USA culture as a defeat, which for some was sadly unexpected.

The rulings make perfect sense.  America's innate racism, now mostly closeted, survives in the Gay community as in the USA as a whole.

I have heard many Gay white people express disgustingly racist opinions regarding Black folk.

Liberationists saw the oppression of Gay people as a symptom of a diseased national mind-set, along with the oppression of women, the oppression of other racial minorities, and the military pursuit of world domination.


Turns out, many Gay people saw their own oppression as the only flaw in the Great American

Enterprise. This was perfectly expressed in a featured comment in the online SF Chronicle story about the pro-Gay decisions:

Only one thing to say ... my faith in my country is back on track. Hooray!

Too bad Black folk can't say the same thing.


Too bad for them.

Some history*:

In 1750, in Charleston, SC, some uptight Christian ministers led a movement to forbid notorious homosexuals from purchasing slaves at  the thriving local slave market. This was based on feared "immoral purposes."

One of Charleston's "notorious," whose name is lost to history, fought the ban and eventually succeeded in getting homosexuals re-admitted to the slave market once again.

The argument was fairness, but the tactic was blackmail.

Nonetheless, a great victory for Gay people!

Little steps.

* or, I'm sure this could have happened.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013


The escape of Edward Snowden from Hong Kong is unexpected good news.

Stateside consensus was that Snowden would be quickly hunted down and tortured, just like Bradley Manning.


We assumed that the CIA and Seal Team Six would catch him easily, which for progressives is just another no-fun scenario.

Now it has become a highly entertaining chase story.

Rather than extradite him Hong Kong helped Snowden escape and, just for fun, asked Barry to explain why he's been spying on the entire population of China.


The story is so big-picture it's like a cartoon, with Snowden as Tweety Bird and Barry as Sylvester.



Or maybe more like Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.

Duncan Black (Exchaton) asserts that NSA-type surveillance programs are mostly grift, with little benefit to anyone but the payees. This would make the NSA more like Acme Products, on which Mr Coyote (card-carrying genius) continues to rely.


Every day that Eric Snowden remains free makes Barry and his spyguys look like a cartoonish fools.

Well, Barry is a fool... with a teleprompter, and a billionairess.

Barry says he believes in "secret laws." Can't get more foolish than that.


My guess is that of most people in the world who are aware of this story are rooting for Edward Snowden.

I would also guess that the combined net-worth of those rooting for Barry the Cat is many kajillion times the net-worth of those rooting for Tweety Bird Snowden.

This caper is the best news for actual progressives (which excludes members of the Democratic party) since...

Well, the demonstrations in Brazil are also encouraging.


Just because all goodness has been driven out of the USA by the Bankster/Military thugocracy doesn't mean all hope is lost.

Cheneybushobama doesn't rule the the entire planet yet.

And world population is such that they can't kill us all at once. As Hitler discovered, the disposal of bodies is itself a huge headache.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013


He's repeated it so many times, he may even believe it himself. This lie is the root-evil of his national security policies.


Obama says, over and over, that he "took an oath to defend the American people."

Like his main duty is to protect American life-and-limb.

While this is a noble thought,


Here is the presidential oath of office as prescribed in the Constitution of the United States:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Barry uses this "false oath" canard to justify violating the Constitution, what he calls "balancing."


But his oath of office does not allow any balancing of the Constitution against other duties.  Defending the Constitution is his only sworn duty (besides showing up for work)--even if it costs American lives.

I have never heard anyone call him on this gross distortion of his mission as president, with which he can justify damn near anything.

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