Occupied thought, beyond demands – from the desk of Chris Hedges…

From Chris Hedges at Truthout…concerning the Occupy Movement… “…These protesters have not come to work within the system. They are not pleading with Congress for electoral reform. They know electoral politics is a farce and have found another way to be heard and exercise power. They have no faith, nor should they, in the political…

An “adult crisis” metaphor for the economy…

Hey everybody… So, the patient is wheeled into the emergency room on a gurney, after letting his best friend, George W Bush, talk him into slitting open his right wrist. He’s bleeding pretty bad, could die if the doctors don’t act quickly. Hearing the call, Dr. Obama rushes into the room and quickly stitches up the cut, but only a…

The Most Irresponsible Post I’ll Ever Write…on the Debt Ceiling

Responsibility and irresponsibility to whom, a people, a political party, a pledge… As we’ve sat back, watching this debt ceiling debate rage on, I continue to be struck by what Democrats and Republicans deem to be okay, what they consider to be responsible. It is responsible for both parties to give three trillion dollars in tax breaks…

A Question of Greed…

Since the rule of law is dead: GOP cuts funding to the SEC because of “budget deficits,” despite the fact money for the SEC does not come from the budget, but from regulatory charges paid by the brokerage firms the SEC investigates, thus saving the same companies/banks that fucked us into a  recession millions while also…

A Message From Rousseau…

“Usurpers always choose troubled times to enact, in the atmosphere of general panic, laws which the public would never adopt when passions were cool. One of the surest ways of distinguishing the work of a lawgiver from that of a tyrant is to note the moment he chooses to give a people its constitution.” –…

What me, worry? With privacy rights, Obama worse than Bush…

So yeah, the FBI is getting set to get all new powers…which could be used to make past illegal activity by the FBI now legal, and to make new activity by the FBI as legal as they want it to be… But one still might ask: but if you’re doing nothing wrong why worry about…

The American Dream…

Wanna know why the Federal Reserve is bad for everyone? Well, everyone but that oh so fortunate top 1%… Enjoy! Yes, its thirty minutes long…but how many sitcoms have you watched in your life? Can’t say I agree with everything presented here, but its certainly more amusing than the latest episode of Everybody Loves Two…

Wall Street…

Yeah…why not? Those days of marching on capitols becoming so passe (in about a week or so), perhaps its time to take this straight to the robber barons themselves, for if the SEC and the politicians are so unwilling to do anything anymore, to smile and hire the investment banker CEO’s instead of put them…

Would you believe assassins have a union? We do…

Hello again. Yes, I still kill people for a living. And yes, I’m in a union. It’s kind of an off-shoot of the union most US Marshals belong to but we keep it kind of quiet – so that’s all I really want to say about it. Damn. That might even be too much…well, its…