Posts tagged politics
Posts tagged politics
Fuck this guy. In what universe is it a “wonderful thing” to murder civilians? And we shouldn’t overlook the fact that thousands of scientists and engineers in the US work on weapons/deployment systems/defense industries, and that we have a ridiculously large war machine(far moreso than Iran and North Korea). Hypocrisy, thy name is Rick Santorum.
1. “There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won.” — Warren Buffett
2. “Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.” — Hillary Clinton
3. “Today, we are all Troy Anthony Davis. Tonight, a little piece of all of us…
Fellow entrepreneurs, Americans, anyone who still cares about this country at all — this is a must read: By the end of this week, the US government very likely will have the power to lock up US citizens for life at Guantanamo Bay or other military prisons — without charge and without trial. This means that, in the near future, a controversial Twitter post, attending a peaceful protest, or publishing an anti-Congress critique or anti-TSA rant on Google+ could land you “indefinite detention” for life, in the wording of the bill. No access to a lawyer, no access to trial.
Yes, you read that right. This would target American citizens, on American soil. Military personnel would be able to come into your house like something out of a Tom Clancy novel and chopper your innocent self down to Guantanamo Bay for life.
Details: There is a scary provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (fiscal year 2012) which is typically passed by Congress each and every year to continue funding our military operations around the world.
This provision is not a mistake or error; it has vocal backing from some of the most powerful Senators in Washington, including Sen. John McCain and Sen. Carl Levin.
The imminent passage of this bill containing the provision, which appears VERY likely at this point, would put our civil rights on par with countries like Saudi Arabia and China.
This is actually happening folks. Do a search on Google News for “National Defense Authorization Act” if you don’t believe me. Please spread word of this — quickly. Our last remaining rights as AMERICANCITIZENS are being stripped from us. And as HuffPo recently reported, an effort to amend the bill and remove the scary provision targeting Americans has FAILED.
Even top-level law enforcement officials such as FBI Director Robert Mueller are reportedly against this wacko provision, as it would limit and confuse the FBI’s ability to legitimately investigate those who actuallyare engaged in terroristic activities on American soil.
But unless the public voices opposition — very soon, as in within days — this will become reality. When I asked friends and family members about this, they hadn’t heard anything about the National Defense Authorization Act controversy. The mainstream media is not covering this travesty at all. Instead, they are focused on whether Cyber Monday beat expectations, and if Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray’s sentencing yesterday was “fair.” Unbelievable.
Please e-mail or otherwise contact your Senators regarding this issue. And if your Senators voted Nay on the amendment to strike the indefinite detainment provision from the bill today(see http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2011/s/210), please express your concern for their poor decision making capability.
thegiantsquid submitted: “Some facts for those who try to mix religion and politics”
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I will get barefoot and play bongos with this man.
WORD, MR GRAYSON.
As usual, Grayson nails it.
Michele Bachmann is at it again. Based on nothing more than an unsubstantiated report from an Italian newspaper of a few Hezbollah operatives setting up camp in Cuba, she’s decided that Hezbollah will soon have missiles in Cuba to attack the USA. Huh????
Oh Michele, don’t ever change.
Reasons I love Obama number 394.
We would rebuild. Americans are pretty good at responding to a crisis, especially one that has an obvious recourse. It’s the more insidious degradations that Americans seem to either ignore or miss completely. I think it’s pretty unlikely that the US government is going to actually collapse. It seems much more likely to me that our country is slipping from the throne of world supremacy, and that this decline is interpreted by many as a societal collapse. Those same people seem to argue that this is a very bad thing, that America has a right and a duty to maintain and improve on its dominance. I would argue that this decline would be a very beneficial thing, both for America and for the world. Mostly because it would seem to force America to (re-)join the international community. I think it would be a nice change to try an experiment with a world where there wasn’t one clearly dominant super-power, but a group of collaborating world powers. Maybe we could even get crazy and try some of that peace stuff.
This cartoon pretty much sums it up perfectly!
Rick Perry is blatantly misogynistic and is doing everything possible to turn women back into second class citizens.