Assange Accuser Worked with US-Funded, CIA-Tied Anti-Castro Group | MyFDL: "Yesterday Alexander Cockburn reminded us of the news Israel Shamir and Paul Bennett broke at Counterpunch in September. Julian Assange’s chief accuser in Sweden has a significant history of work with anti-Castro groups, at least one of which is US funded and openly supported by a former CIA agent convicted in the mass murder of seventy three Cubans on an airliner he was involved in blowing up."
I am not a woman of means but I have connections and I have located an actual padded cell in a Massachusetts establishment for the mentally deranged. I am seeking assistance from some wealthy friends in the helping professions. This Nugent boy makes Mel Gibson appear reasonable. That means he is very close to the edge and we have no inkling of what he will say or do next. I think a few weeks in this cell will cool him off a bit. If you see men in white coats with a net chasing an odd looking fellow, you will know that my efforts are succeeding;
The National Memo » The Win-Win Tax Reform Fantasy: "To have any real impact on either revenues or tax rates, Congress would have to be willing to consider the big ones: the tax deduction for mortgage interest on high-end houses, the deduction for employer-paid health insurance (which would be far more disruptive than the Affordable Care Act), charitable contributions, or the special rate for capital gains. Much of the complexity of the tax code is now at the low end, in the myriad of credits that are partially refundable, such as the Child Tax Credit. While these should be simplified, the goal of doing so shouldn’t be to raise revenue, since it would mean raising taxes on lower-income workers."
This is why this is the hottest potato of all. When rubber hits road, no one dares act. The alternative is to come up with the Sustainability Invention that has not been created yet. Failing that Road Warrior weirdness. 24/7 reality TV.
Actually, I am close to being Tea Party myself, living, as I do, here on Mt. Vernon Street, Beacon Hill. I am a liberty maven, no doubt about it. So I praise the TP folk who are busily losing elections for the venal Republicans and ensuring Democratic victories. It is a sad commentary on the Democrats that they cannot win without Tea Party assistance. My colleague thinks that the Democrats have no idea how to win on their own even though they have some fine arguments and history is on their side. I am working on helping them out of this jam.