Monthly Archives: January 2012

Save the Rich!

Okay, I just discovered “Garfunkel and Oates,” so here’s my new favorite song, “Save the Rich” (warning: some profanity… though not nearly as much as the subject warrants). ****** The PROFANITY-FREE version with Wierd Al is also tres bueno… ****** (Did you follow the … Continue reading

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Report from Occupy Fremont (plus some good advice for 2012)

Okay, so we’re not New York City or San Francisco.  We’re not Oakland or London or Washington, D.C.  Nonetheless, our sprawling, politically and culturally diverse, not-so-little patch of Silicon Valley-feeding suburbia is participating in the OWS movement that made 2011 … Continue reading

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Democrats are getting excited about a fourth term for Bush, Cheney, Goldman Sachs, Bybee/Yoo…

Jonathan Turley’s recent column in the Washington Post and Matt Taibbi’s recent piece for Rolling Stone are pretty much on point, here. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, has been similarly clear, observing that “President Obama will go … Continue reading

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Can Americans avoid becoming history’s next “Good Germans?”

I understand why many people will find the title question offensive — indeed, any comparison of modern war crimes and morally atrocious state conduct to the quintessence of such behavior exemplified by the Nazis — but such concerns should never … Continue reading

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