Commenting on the Mood of the Country:
“I don’t bother writing about Fox News. It is too easy. What I talk about are the liberal intellectuals, the ones who portray themselves and perceive themselves as challenging power, as courageous, as standing up for truth and justice. They are basically the guardians of the faith. They set the limits. They tell us how far we can go. They say, ‘Look how courageous I am.’ But do not go one millimeter beyond that. At least for the educated sectors, they are the most dangerous in supporting power.”
– Noam Chomsky, quoted in Thom Hartmann today.
by Thom Hartmann
I had to pass this article by Thom Hartmann along, since it tells us a lot of how our government thinks…or doesn’t…and how decades of anti-union Labor Departments have put our concern for workers in the toilet. Pass this one on to folks you know. – Bill
…and want to read a great, long article by Thom Hartmann, GO HERE and take a gander at
Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years.
It starts back with Goldwater’s loss and take us up through the takeover of the Religious Right, among other things… but it really helps us understand how all you have to say is “we’ll cut taxes” and you hypnotize the American Public.
Anyway, go in and have a nice read.
I got this off Thom’s newsletter which you can subscribe to by going HERE.
Sally Kern, the Oklahoma state legislator who infamously called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” now wants to force heterosexual couples to stay married. Under Kern’s legislation, incompatibility would not be an OK reason to obtain a divorce if the partners have been married for over a decade or are raising minor children. At least there’s some internal consistency to Kern, unlike most who oppose gay marriage. She realizes that the biggest threat to the “sanctity of marriage” is…divorce! Or Tiger Woods.
“Army psychiatrist Hasan accused in the Fort Hood shootings is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the military’s legal system, making him eligible for the death penalty. Given that he had corresponded with an Imam in Yemen, had George Bush been president we’d now be bombing Yemen and in another war. Instead, a criminal will be prosecuted, families will get closure, and America won’t further inflame the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims or feed the extremists among them. What a difference it makes to have a sane president!”
I couldn’t agree more.