Monday, October 24, 2011

Things to Know - 24 October

1.  This column from the WashPost goes to the heart of the OWS frustration that it has in common with the Tea Party.  It is stuff like this that is beginning to scare the bejezzus out of the financial backers of the tea baggers.  Can you imagine a merger of frustrations into one movement?  I have received a few email missiles from the Tea Party to ignore and stay away from the OWS stuff.  This is either an interesting side show as we move forward, or a coming main attraction:

2.  This contribution pretty much settles the issue with the Gee Opie candidates rush to destroy any illegal crossings of the border - from electric fences that "can kill you" to predator drones firing missiles upon them.  The irony is that pundit buzz suggests that Marco Rubio will be right up there on their "A" list as a VP running mate - with hopes of securing the Hispanic vote.  Go figure how they think:

3.  The Neo-Cons, the sponsors and the cheerleaders for the MIC (military-industrial complex), and any and all wars (the more the better), are in a real tizzy after Obama has announced the drawdown of troop from Iraq:

4.  Take a trip down the dark road of the crappy things we do in the name of "war on terror", and even in the face of contrary information, we trudge on trudge on in the big muddy with absolutely no clue about how wrong we are:

5.  Citi Bank, just another shabby example of a corrupt financial institution.  Matt Taibbi makes a good living writing great stories about these fleecing felons.  Here's another example of how they get off easy by having friends in the SEC, who used to work with the Wall Street Cartels:

6.  While we piss and moan about the Republicans doing nothing to advance anything remotely helpful, and rebuffing any attempts to jump-start the economy.  While the Gee Opeeers instead talk about preventing birth control and a woman's right, and suppressing the vote - the WORLD is soon going to be SEVEN BILLION in population.  A lot of them will want to eat food, and if the Republicants can agree to it - maybe most of them.  Those people will want to drive cars, burn gasoline, and have a life.  So what are we doing - watching a stupid show of how Mitch, Boenhead, and Can't are just stalling progress to a 1-term Obama:

7.  E.J.  (we are on familiar terms now), packages up all the Gee Opie poop into one plastic bag:

8.  Steve Lopez checks into a local government loan to float a business that smells like a rotten fish.  Looks like the city of Angels folks are going to have to cook up a good one for explaining support for this restaurant:,0,2003017,print.column

Juan Matute

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