Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Daily Flashback: Bernie Forclosure Edition

Daily PUMA: Why Hillary Clinton treads lightly when responding to Bernie Benedict Sanders Inane accusations about Wall Street and Hillary Clinton.:

...Where was Bernie Sanders in 2008 regarding Parallel Foreclosures? If Bernie Sanders was protesting Parallel Foreclosure as being unethical and even constitution busting back in 2008, then Bernie knows it was Barack Obama who was complicit to Wall Street, not Hillary Clinton. If Bernie Sanders does not know about parallel foreclosure in 2008, then he's a social activist fraud who was oblivious to over a million homeowners losing their homes to parallel foreclosure tactics...
Update from linked site (Daily Puma):

Alessandro Machi said...
Bob, I just thought I would let you know that I was meaning to update my article. Barack Obama does not deserve all or even most of the blame. Ultimately, there are only a few candidates in the 2016 race who can be completely absolved from their role in Parallel Foreclosuregate of 2008 through 2011.
Among those with any chance of winning either the Republican nomination or democrat nomination in 2016 who can't be blamed, Donald Trump would be one, simply because he was not an elected official back in 2008 through 2011, and Hillary Clinton, lost her Wall Street support to Barack Obama because she stood with the homeowners instead of Wall Street.
And the media was the most complicit of all by ignoring the parallel foreclosure issue altogether.
Note that last sentence. The media never adequately addressed this issue, nor did they expand on the urgency of people losing their homes. My own family was very nearly caught in this web of thievery. 

Couldn't Happen To A Nicer Bunch Of Terrorists

Report: The Trump Campaign Is Tearing Apart Fox News | Blog | Media Matters for America:

New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman highlighted the "confusion" at Fox News about the network's role in the "altered media ecosystem going forward," in particular over the coverage of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Trump has been a regular fixture on Fox News since 2011, which paved the way for his presidential run. The relationship between Trump and Fox became tumultuous following Fox's first GOP primary debate in August 2015, during which moderator Megyn Kelly questioned Trump about his history of sexism. Yet, Fox continued to give Trump more than double the airtime of any other candidate. Trump ultimately skipped Fox's second primary debate in January after the network released a mocking statement in response to his demand that Kelly be removed as a moderator. Fox chairman Roger Ailes and network personalities have since struggled with their coverage of Trump...

SCOTUS Helps Kochs And Hurts Earth

SCOTUS Puts The Brakes On Obama's Clean Emissions Rule | Crooks and Liars:

Well, thanks for that, Supremes. While we've got Flint kids poisoned and Porter Ranch people exposed to all sorts of carcinogens and other toxic fumes, the United States Supreme Court brought the President's Clean Power initiative to a screaming halt...

Monday, February 08, 2016

Cruz Channeling Rove

Ted Cruz' Newest Dirty Trick: Phony Check Enclosed Fundraising Mailer | Crooks and Liars:

Ted Cruz has apparently shrugged off the criticism he took In Iowa over his shame-baiting mailers along with his Ben Carson "dirty tricks" during the caucus itself and immediately implemented a new Rovian dirty tactic to the voters of New Hampshire...

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Rubotic Seizure

Cannonfire--Rubio's BSOD moment:

...Marco Rubio is now the official candidate of Uncanny Valley. The funniest response I've seen so far appeared here: "I think Christie caused some sort of divide by zero error in the Rubot's operating system. Rubio is acting like one of those Star Trek robots that go all explodey when presented with a simple contradiction in logic..."

Cop Sues Victims

Chicago police officer suing estate of teen he fatally shot | US news | The Guardian:

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.
Families of two people killed by Chicago police seek answers: 'When does it end?' The unusual lawsuit was filed on Friday amid Chicago city leaders’ efforts to win back the public’s trust after several cases of alleged police misconduct.
Stories of orphans pleading for mercy after killing their parents spring to mind.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

More Material For The GOP Slime Machine

I said it before and I'll say it again--- the GOP will skin Bernie alive and eat his flesh. The swift-boating of a true American war hero like John Kerry will be nothing compared to the Bernie roasting, because this time they have some actual facts to propagandize. 

Uppity Woman | I'm just one of those Uppity Women. Live with it.:

...Bernie also despised JFK. He said JFK “Made me sick”. The reason Bernie despised JFK had to do with one of his heroes: Fidel Castro. Bernie declared that Castro “Transformed Cuba”. Bernie was right. Castro sure did transform Cuba. Oh yes, indeed he did. Castro was just one more example of how easily Socialism “For The People” can evolve into Fascism under a “Charismatic” leader...

Jobs And Unemployment Improve

...and of course the praise for President Obama immediately rose up in a heavenly chorus from the hallowed halls of Congress--- in an alternate universe.

Wages Rise as U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5% - The New York Times:

Is the American worker finally getting a raise?

After years of scant real gains despite steadily falling unemployment and healthy hiring, wages picked up significantly last month, a sign the job market could be tightening enough to force companies to pay more to attract and retain employees...

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Ever Expanding Police State

In a classic case of give them an inch, the NYPD has turned a nuisance abatement ordinance into a mighty weapon to use against the poor and minorities. It is our shame that this practice, among so many others, is allowed in a civilized, so-called Christian country. C&L's reporting on this issue is outstanding. The NYPD Is Kicking People Out Of Their Homes, Even If They Haven’t Committed A Crime | Crooks and Liars

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Smirking Of Congress

<clairvoyant vision snaps into mind> "Mr. Shkreli, I see the IRS in your future." Could this finally engender some actual bipartisan action on a problem?

Martin Shkreli pleads the Fifth, then tweets about 'imbeciles' in Congress:

WASHINGTON—Embattled drug entrepreneur Martin Shkreli — who vigorously defended his decision to hike the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750 — suddenly went silent Thursday at a Congressional committee, smirking and grinning instead of answering questions...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Santorum Pulls Out

As noted in the hilarious comments accompanying this post, Santorum Suspending Presidential Campaign | Crooks and Liars, the jokes just write themselves.

Flogging The Bernie(O)Bots

This rant just about sums of my feelings, except that I can't claim to be female--- but that doesn't mean I'm not a feminist. And for all the holier-than-thou Naderites appearing to try and toss the election and all the SCOTUS appointments to the GOP: explode. An All-Caps Explosion of Feelings Regarding the Liberal Backlash Against Hillary Clinton

The Daily Flashback: She Shoulda Sued Edition

Survive And Advance ! | Uppity Woman:

...We will see how this continues to play out. It is interesting that in 2008, despite obvious massive rule-breaking at the caucuses by the Obama people; despite the DNC rigging the whole thing in favor of Obama, to the extent that he was given many delegates in a state where he was not on the ballot; and where some delegates which Hillary won were summarily given to him, Hillary and her campaign did not sue anyone. She put the party and the country ahead of herself. I was very disappointed that she did not sue, and fight at the convention, but that is not how she thinks or acts. She always sees the larger picture, and wants to do what the thinks is the right thing for the American people...