Posts tagged: politics
Check out this Wall Street Journal op-ed, “The Really Big Money? Not the Kochs” (http://on.wsj.com/1lbQvab), and then take a look at NPR's report, (http://n.pr/1cHSVbo), both citing our data.
What do you think about either of these arguments about big labor, the Koch brothers, and dark money in U.S. elections?
oldParasiteSingle: The gubernatorial political analysis on my local @WSILnews this morning suggests that millionaire Teapublican Bruce Rauner is going to be the next Illinois governor. Rauner is a Koch transplant business conservative touted as “the next Scott Walker” who opened his campaign in December with initial promises of unregulated wage theft for the Illinois small business community. Unions are running scared from Rauner and IL Democrat Pat Quinn. The Unions have already hopped onto the slow wagon for Rauner’s primary opponent, Kirk Dillard (I endorsed Dillard here last month and on twitter last week. He’s polling dead last.)
Anyway my take on the two articles is that wsj OpEd only got it half right. The Unions have more on-the-record spending only because Koch conservatives have more dark money accounting. More importantly conservatives have the edge in organization and they also have the corporate rich on board with that Milton Friedman shtick. The poor dont vote and the middle class skips off year elections and primaries. Besides the CIA always replaces one right wing regime with another one more friendly to Wall Street. IMAO It appears that they may be also running the show on state elections now. I also still believe that the Koch brothers work directly for CIA on Venezuela issues and on Amazon tropical wood commodities. American businessmen can’t even fart in Latin America without a CIA spy sneezing.
LONG BEACH » Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday compared recent actions by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Ukra
oldParasiteSingle: Hillary Clinton violated Godwin’s rule Tuesday. It seems like neocon whitewash to me after the US installed a neo-Nazi government in Kiev. The real Nazis are in Kiev, not in Crimea, Hillary. I think I certainly won’t ever vote for you again now.
Buzzfeed Andrew allowed Hillary to backpedal early (she usually does after 2 days) He obviously knows that this one is a vote killer for her.
But then who would you vote for?
oldParasiteSingle: Oh, I admit Hillary is probably the best candidate to run our little madhouse imperial empire. She is the “not Bush” candidate. However there are going to be many others running. There is big money to be made even in losing. Ross Perot proved that it works. I especially like the list of third party candidates fundraising to pull Hillary to the Left a notch or two. Senator Bernie Sanders probably will run if Senator Elizabeth Warren refuses. Outside of those two running as either Democratic Liberals or for the Socialist Party ticket, I can also vote in 2016 for the Green Party ticket. Illinois lets me decide that. As a dark horse candidate I am looking at the Tea Party Senator Rand Paul, who plans to GOP primary on a stop-the-NSA single-issue ticket. I disagree with Paul on most social and many economic issues, but I am willing to overlook those differences if he would truly take on the Federal Reserve, the Deep State, and the Bilderberg Group globalists in that order. I think that Paul probably would take them on. I am willing to temporarily give up a little health care and the federal Department of Education just to see a few Bilderburglars running scared in 2016.
Very big of you, Boner!
Video de Art of War de la violinista Vanessa-Mae.
Also check out:
“British violinist Vanessa Mae swaps the orchestra hall for the Sochi slopes as she prepares to represent Thailand at 2014 Winter Olympics”
“100 Winter Olympians (led by Americans) Sign Petition Urging World Leaders To Address Climate Change”
oldParasiteSingle: I am thinking that infamous climate denier congressman Doc Hastings (R WA) took one look at all this youthful energy on the other side this week and decided to give up. What do you think?
When the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 passed, lawmakers were more concerned about smog and acid rain than greenhouse gas emissions. The acidic droplets were even damaging the stone on Washington, D.C.'s monuments, including the U.S. Capitol itself. As a result, Congress acted with near unanimity. When a final bill came for a vote, 89 senators supported it. In the House, the vote was 401-25. It was the first major rewrite of the nation's air laws since the 1970s. The debate and votes surrounding the amendments, which gave the federal government more authority to control air pollution, are a stark contrast to the ongoing sharp divisions over dealing with global warming.
By Katrin Bennhold, NY Times, Feb. 10, 2014
LONDON—As flood warnings move down the River Thames, and closer to the capital, the political tide is rising too.
Severe-flood alerts, meaning there is real danger to life, are now in place for stretches of the Thames that are within 17 miles of…
oldParasiteSingle: lostsexpuppy has requested that I blog more about travel in Mexico. Unfortunately I have never really been there. My mother has made me promise never to visit Mexico City since, like Lee Harvey Oswald, her own father died after going there under very suspicious circumstances. However, I can write about stuff that I find online on Mexico. For example, here is a photo of Mexicans “freed by NAFTA.” The Neoliberals pushing US free trade agreements consider “helping Mexico” to be their finest work.
On Jan. 31st, thousands rallied in Mexico City as part of a Continental Day of Action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other unjust free trade agreements. More than 50 cities across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada participated, marking this month’s twenty-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — a pact that has had devastating consequences for working families, small farmers, indigenous peoples, small business and the environment in all three countries.