Friday, April 20, 2012

Things to Know - 21 April

Courtesy of Sam Benson

1.  It appears that the road to take back our country is via the legislation by state's rights.  Vermont is now the third state to turn back the Supreme Court ruling resulting from Citizens' United that basically states that corporations are people and that they can give unlimited sums of money to campaigns, and do so anonymously.   The federal level in the US legislative branch is so coated and bloated with corporate lobbyists and stink money that we have no government of the people  - it of the corporation by the corporation and for the corporation:

2.  Here is the face of a domestic terrorist:

3.  Mitt-Bott is going to have, and is now having, a difficult time on the campaign trail.  His Etch-a-Sketch strategy is not working:

4.  This column by Andrew Basevich laments the lack of accountability on the generals who are responsible for the actions of their troops, and the disgrace and shame that occurs.  I would argue that the military is a body meant to fight and kill, and it is probably the wrong face and body to put into use as a Peace Corps and rebuilding force.  I would further argue that our presence has been too long and is not working, and that in itself exposes military personnel who have been deployed too long and too often to too much strain and shit will then happen:

5.  One factor in the election looms very large, and probably larger than most, and it is the Latino vote.  To that end, the indefensible position against Latinos is the unsophisticated put down by the Republican Party, and activists groups are now campaigning loudly, visibly, and determined against Republicans at every level:

6.  Dick Cavett on his favorite role model, and my favorite subject of his - Groucho Marx:

7.  As noted in #5, here is the contribution by Alabama to the yoke and burden around the neck of the GeeOpee:

8.  Ending on the theme of #5, and #7,  Mitt Bott does not even want to acknowledge the subject as a question.  He evades and avoids it.   He can't even Etch-a-Sketch it - he is in deep Seamus poop:

"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."
       -- Joey Adams
"My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing." 
       -- Jessica Alba
"He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain." 
       -- Mark Twain
"A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5x11 inch paper cannot be understood." 
       -- Mark Ardis
"An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support." 
       -- John Buchan

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