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Immigrant Injustice Nears A Crisis Point

Immigrant Injustice - The Hill's Congress Blog: "When millions of people are afraid to avail themselves of their rights under the U.S. legal system, the entire system is undermined. The injustice is not only to undocumented immigrants but to U.S. society as a whole. What’s happening in Alabama and elsewhere in the U.S. makes clear that we’re nearing a crisis point: the U.S. needs to pass comprehensive immigration reform now."

Read the entire piece at the link above.

Of course we don't care if the oil spill is not next door

Rena | Oil's Not Well With Ship Spill | Stuff.co.nz: "You can smell it before you can see it.

It is like a diesel mechanic's workshop. Only dirtier. The heavy fuel oil slick is spreading rapidly off the coast of Tauranga, killing marine birds and coating wildlife in oil.

The Waikato Times spent the day on the water near the ship yesterday.

We saw the Rena. We saw the fuel oil in the water. We saw albatross and fish and petrels.

What we didn't see was help."

We should care though as we are still drilling away and as addicted as ever. Inundated by intrusive advertising filled with innuendo and hostile challenge. What do YOU drive. My answer is nothing.

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Cain's 999 Tax May Not Be That Regressive

Herman Cain talks tax reform with ‘9-9-9’ proposal - The Washington Post: "Under 9-9-9, Cain proposes replacing the current tax system with a 9 percent corporate tax, a 9 percent personal income tax and a 9 percent national sales tax. He argues that the simple plan would revive the economy by promoting growth, and in his characteristic blunt style asserts that it would free taxpayers from a complicated tax code that has become “the 21st-century version of slavery.”"

I would love to see a Cain-Obama presidential race. He makes more sense than Perry or Romney and he is the only one of the three capable of facing down the idiots of the GOP, named in many other posts. A 9 percent tax on income, purchases and corporations could be enforced because it is so simple. It would not penalize the poor because nine percent is for items that have value that is ambient and ephemeral. If you buy a T shirt for $1 you pay nine cents if you buy one for $20 you pay $1.80 and so forth through th…

Obama does not say things lightly

Making Case for Jobs Bill, Obama Cites Europe’s Woes - NYTimes.com: "WASHINGTON — In perhaps his most sober remarks about the economy this year, President Obama on Thursday described the weakening economy as “an emergency” and made the case for his jobs bill as “an insurance policy against a possible double-dip recession.”"

He does not puff himself up like Boehner or act like a spoiled brat like Cantor or lie like McConnell. He echoes the sense of persons who stand apart from the political fray and know the dangers of the sort of GOP nonsense that prevails in DC. Funny they do not actively work to support the President. Thank goodness their children are a bit more proactive.

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Typical NYT Temporizing

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Offer Obama Opportunity and Threats - NYTimes.com: "To hear some Democratic analysts tell it, the mushrooming protests could be the start of a populist movement on the left that counterbalances the surge of the Tea Party on the right, and closes what some Democrats fear is an “enthusiasm gap” between their party and Republicans in the 2012 election."

If all this is is a balance it is toast. Balance what, four corporate entities that funnel right wing money to the "grass roots". Otherwise the Tea Party is a brand that got floated by the media. It is a synonym for GOP anger opportunism. Either we become a huge force that has the capacity to oust the GOP wholesale or we will end up a tiny weight on the other side of the seesaw the media loves to hypothesize as a salient narrative.

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Romney's problem is the GOP

Romney Rounds Up Backing Among Key G.O.P. Donors - NYTimes.com: "Mitt Romney appeared on Thursday to be rapidly consolidating support among some of the Republican Party’s most sought-after uncommitted donors, who have joined Bush administration veterans and other stalwarts of the Republican establishment in backing him as the Republican field settles."

We might elect him just because of this. To have someone to slap these idiots into shape. Should I name names? Start with Cantor, Boehner, McConnell and DeMint. This is enough to suggest that the GOP could still split if Romney is seen as the establishment darling.

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Very upsetting to sense that the totalitarianism progresses

ShortFormContent at Blogger: Do you feel free?:

The global democratic revolution must somehow roll back those things that exude the foul air of impunity. Like secret assassination panels in the very shadow of the White House. Now! This was going to be the era of openness and transparency. Not with Bradley Manning mouldering in prison. Not with feds threatening medical marijuana in California. Clearly these things can be changed only if the people will it at the polls. And also will the strict rule of law, using an open judicial system instead of totalitarian methods where individuals can flaunt ill-gotten power with impunity. That is the stuff of cultural disaster.
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Official renegades? Sick.

Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list' - US news - Security - msnbc.com: "There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate."
There goes rule of law. And SCOTUS would probably agree.

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One way or another fair will be fair

Tax on rich will pay for Obama jobs plan: Democrats | The Raw Story - Digg: "rawstory.com — WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. millionaires would be hit with a new 5 percent surtax to pay for President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs program under a new funding plan unveiled Wednesday by his fellow Democrats in the Senate. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said he aims to hold votes within days on Obama’s proposal, which Republicans have denounced as a political gimmick that they likely will block."

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One way to guage Dylan's preeminence

Parsing Bob'Dylan's "I and I" - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "One way to guage Dylan's preeminence as a poet-composer is to listen to the cover of one of his songs without being aware of what it is at first. You realize you are hearing words that work at a level beyond one's capacity to emulate or even necessarily fathom. On a different plane."

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Crawling ain't no good at all - Video