Category Archives: Politics

Domnique Strauss-Kahn former head of the IMF and accused rapist of Nafissatou Diallo, is now a pimp?

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Prosecutors in France have accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of “pimping,” in connection with an organized prostitution ring in Lille. Suddenly French Socialists shun him over concerns about women’s rights as opposed to the welcome he received when he returned to France, safe from criminal prosecution for the “alleged” rape of Nafissatou Diallo. French Socialists Shun Dominique Srauss-Kahn after Conspiracy Allegations [Guardian] Read the rest of this entry

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Median Net Worth of Households During the George W. Bush Administration

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erosion of median net worth during George W. Bush administration

Median net worth destroyed during the George W. Bush Administration

The Pew Research Center study found:

The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009. These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009 … In 2005, both the stock and housing markets were still rising. Thus, had the base year for these measurements of wealth been closer to the top of these markets in 2006 or 2007, the recorded declines are likely to have been even steeper.[Pew Research Center]

George W. Bush’s second term began in 2005, the Great Recession ended in 2009. When I think of George W. Bush and his ilk or sort (as the Brits say), Francisco Goya’s painting, Saturn Devouring His Sons comes to mind.

Saturn eating his children by Goya

 A metaphor for the George W. Bush Administration and a visual representation of the Republican economic and social agendas.

The Billionaires’ Tea Party

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As I watched this excellent documentary by Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham, I thought about Mark Twain:

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure. Read the rest of this entry

Andrew Breitbart Wants You Dead

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Andrew Breitbart said that he thinks of union members being killed by members of the military loyal to the right-wing, during “unclear moments.” Bullshit. The genocide won’t stop with labor union members (history repeating): that’s the beginning as they will set their gun sights on everyone who disagrees with their political and religious beliefs. Notice the orgasmic expression on Breitbart’s face as he recounted his blood-dripping fantasy: liberals, this is a fair warning. Think of the damage that Breitbart has done with a video camera, editing equipment and a media presence, now imagine him with a gun. Read the rest of this entry