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However, the usual suspects are getting media attention now, instead of helping people:

Paul Ryan Rips Obama Administration Over Edward Snowden, And Says It's Getting 'More And More Incompetent

I won't post the dreckt that this latest ratfucking operation gave Lyin' Ryan a chance to pretend that he's competent...

Read more:


Night folks!

As soon as Snowden loses his value to Koch brothers, he will meet the fate of other straw dogs:

Straw dog

Chapter 5 of the Tao Te Ching begins with the lines "Heaven and Earth are heartless / treating creatures like straw dogs".

Or in another version, translations vary:

"Heaven and earth are ruthless, and treat the myriad creatures as straw dogs; the sage is ruthless, and treats the people as straw dogs.[3]

Su Ch'e commentary on this verse explains: "Heaven and Earth are not partial. They do not kill living things out of cruelty or give them birth out of kindness.

We do the same when we make straw dogs to use in sacrifices. We dress them up and put them on the altar, but not because we love them.

And when the ceremony is over, we throw them into the street, but not because we hate them."[1]


This to me is the story of Assange and Snowden, and whoever else will be waved in front of our noses to be adored for a while, then out of sight and forgotten. There is a purpose behind this, not about protecting anyone's rights but those of the billionaires.

The US Government is not taking away my rights but the Koch brothers, ALEC and boat load of theocrats and corporatists are. But women in the United States are losing their privacy rights and basic liberties right now.

But it doesn't mean a flying fuck to these guys. We must be living in Animal Farm. All animals are created equal. But some are more equal than others. Assange and Snowden's rights and the alleged danger to them are with the pigs who run the farm. Meanwhile, real despair is being felt by the rest of us.

This whole charade is a mockery of rights by those who have never faced what women, minorities, gays and the poor suffer. Those on the media bandwagon with them are grifters and narcissists. The fact tthey are playing footsie with the same groups committing in your face theft of rights to so many, is just sickening.

Yes, I can chew gum and walk down the street at the same time. This is not worth my time, saving the rights of people that can literally change things instead of being entertainment fodder to keep people going in circles, and off what's happening to us, are a proper use of passion, energy and focus.

The Snowden road show is just another long-running, crooked circus. He's either a fool or an operative for the Kochtopus. It will end when it's decided by those who set it up that it's not longer a good investment.


Well, guns being a phallic symbol to some and vahjayjay's trying to get away... You do the math.

Main reason GOP men want to abolish birth control and abortion is not getting a second chance to reproduce more little Repugnants...

I mean, take a look at these fine specimens of manhood. Uh, huh. Just sayin'

And they still think they have great pickup lines... NOT:

Excellent question! Interview with the presidents of the AMA and the TMA:

Peter Carmel and Bruce Malone: The TT Interview

by Emily Ramshaw and Thanh Tan
January 31, 2012

FYI: Peter Carmel is one the left, and the president of the AMA (American Medical Association) and Bruce Malone is on the right and the president of the TMA (Texas Medical Association). They both answer the TT (Texas Tribune) interviewer's questions regarding the sonogram law in Texas and the attack on Planned Parenthood:

Carmel: It is a needless, dangerous interference with the practice of medicine by politicians. And as physicians, we have to oppose all interference that we possibly can by politicians in the practice of medicine. There are all sorts of rules all over the country, with state legislatures trying to dictate what doctors do. In the state of Florida, it is illegal for a doctor to ask the family of a child whether there are guns in the home. You can ask about storage of chemicals, about fire alarms, fire escapes, open windows, how the windows are sealed. You’re allowed to ask all those questions, but you cannot ask whether there are firearms in the home. Firearms are a major cause of childhood mortality and injury. It’s so extreme as to be ludicrous. The important principle is, the government shouldn’t interfere with the doctor-patient relationship. The government shouldn’t practice medicine.

TT: And what about Texas lawmakers’ efforts to slash spending on family planning? Now they’re threatening not to participate in the Medicaid Women’s Health Program if they can’t exclude Planned Parenthood.

Malone: That would be a really stupid thing to do. Planned Parenthood does not do abortions in the state of Texas with state funds. So this is a very stupid political thing. It’s not like the state of Texas has another safety net for these women for medical care. The Texas Medical Association doesn’t want to get into the issue of whether a patient wants an elective abortion. That’s not what we’re dealing with. We’re talking about well woman services, pap smears and breast exams, things that make public health sense. And we don’t want to see those women who are vulnerable denied essential medical services because someone wants to debate an ethics issue. That’s their right to debate that. That’s fine, but these are essential medical services.

Carmel: What it sets up is two classes of patients. If you’ve got rocks, you’ve got the ability, you’ve got access to contraception, to women’s health, to all of these things. If you’re poor, we’re going to deny you access to that kind of health. That’s first of all not tolerable for medicine, and it can’t be tolerable for Americans. No American would say, "Yes, the poor should get inferior treatment."


They covered every point that a progressive would make. Whether they've been run out of town since the interview, I don't know. But they were well-informed and acting like rational human beings.

Texas has always had a strong progressive streak and citizens there have just been overwhelmed by an all out attack on sanity, IMO. I found that article by going through what I thought was for women's rights, but realized it was a pro-life apologists story, the first that showed up under my search terms:


The home page shows it's a radical blog:


The contention in the articles show that it smears women chastising them for being callous, or acting like someone telling them what to do that rich people don't have to ask permission for, like DeMint's bull.

I don't know if TRMS went into the real issue, that this is for oppressing and creating chaos in the lives of poor and middle class women, as rich women have never had any problem getting a pregnancy terminated. If nothing else, they would fly to another area or country in the past.

These lawmakers know that the target group can't do that. The last paragraph in the TT article shows that the doctors know what is going on with this, and dispute it in some of the strongest terms I've heard yet.

Naturally, the Live Action Blog wants to paint the doctors as wanting to make money off the procedure and protecting a lucrative business, which is a myth. Much more money is made in prenatal, birthing and pediatric care.

What it would be good to know is who is funding Live Action Blog? We can see that she is right wing darling and is no doubt paid for here appearances and interviews, and enjoying non-profit status as group, most likely has filed to not pay taxes as well.

I smell Koch/ALEC money. I'm not buying the cover story. This is an organizing tool of the religious rights and political all the way.

Thanks for leading me to research that.

Whoa, I didn't get that far. It's why when I hear media dissing any reform to SS for effect, and

pushing and doing the Koch brothers will in everything else, calling it civil liberty, my 'fishy meter' goes into overdrive as well. I agree with the plan of the man they hated more than life itself, Franklin D. Roosevelt:

Second Bill of Rights

The Second Bill of Rights was a list of rights proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt during his State of the Union Address on January 11, 1944.[1] In his address Roosevelt suggested that the nation had come to recognize, and should now implement, a second "bill of rights". Roosevelt's argument was that the "political rights" guaranteed by the constitution and the Bill of Rights had "proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness." Roosevelt's remedy was to declare an "economic bill of rights" which would guarantee:

Employment, with a living wage
Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies
Medical care
Social security

Roosevelt stated that having these rights would guarantee American security, and that America's place in the world depended upon how far these and similar rights had been carried into practice. Later in the 1970s, Czech jurist Karel Vasak would categorize these as the "second generation" rights in his theory of three generations of human rights.

Franklin Roosevelt -Second Bill of Rights

Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed a Second Bill of Rights in a speech on January 11, 1944. This was an economic Bill of Rights.

“The Economic Bill of Rights”

Excerpt from President Roosevelt's January 11, 1944 message to the Congress of the United States on the State of the Union:
“It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.

This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.

As our nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.”[3] People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

America's own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for all our citizens.

For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world.”


This is the legacy of the Democratic Party, being shredded by the Koch brothers, right wing religion, GOP lies and media compliance. I focus on poverty and basic rights, for as FDR, said above:

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.”[3] People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

It is why the GOP want Obama and the government to fail. It is why they obstruct everything Obama proposed, which was also called a New Deal with many of the same alphabet government employment programs FDR enacted. The GOP fought him from Day One, calling his programs Obama Youth Squads, his plans for health care Death Panels, and so on.

They want misery and people on the run, listening to grifters, cultist and demagogues so they can step in and create their dictatorship.

That's why I have little patience for those who don't get down to Earth and deal with what affects real people and that's the pain of being shoved around by the rich. No amount of smearing is going to convince me that who follow every Koch inspired media sensation when we have the dire wolf at the door. While people squabble, they are pulling the rug out from under us.

I really appreciate the link you posted. It's very enlightening.

P. S. Also at the Wikipedia link is the story of the video. The audio was lost for many years, until Michael Moore found it and put it in Capitalism: A Love Story.

Warrant46, what a great piece on this hateful fraud. While I don't agree with all of it, I liked it.

My advice to Bible thumpers who are in that same camp, and I can thump with the best of them:

Racist? Sexist? Homophobe? Prejudiced against people because of where they were born, what religion they were reared or not, what political party or anything else?

Did not your God create the races and all the shades thereof? Did not your God create the sexes, and all the variations thereof? Did not your God create he Earth and all the countries of the world? Did not your God create the human mind and heart, and all the infinite kinds of thinking and feeling?

And did not your God declare that the works of His hands were good? Who do you think you are talking to when you spout your hate and attack your equals? Your argument is with God, don't bring it to me.

I suggest you take up with your God, for your argument is with the work of His hands and His choices for what body and place the human spirit would dwell. Don't come to me with your insanity. Stop your blasphemy against the Lord who made all equal.

For we are all created equal under God, no one has not sinned (been separated from God) and is not under judgment.

I could rant on with a few other things, but you get my drift. DeMint would have been ill advised to spew his hatred of God's creation in front of me. This is how these characters need to be told to get their feet back on Earth with rest of us!

Well, that says a lot right there! What's next, secret ballots at night like the GOP did to screw up

Medicare under Newt Gingrich?

And loved your post here:


It doesn't get any clearer than that!

Triana, I adore you for that post. Keep telling it!


Some animals are more equal than others.


Well said, agree with every word.

Note the Koch kingdom on the left and their armed minions in RED working with their media, aiming to cut out the BLUE, which are Democrats and all of us!

TY. And as usual, another graphic!

M$M decided the use of it in Wisconsin was proof of unions and public workers being in favor of Sharia law. Sigh...

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