Friday, November 19, 2010

Presidential Medal of Freedom?


Hateful Days

by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

Protesters outside of the groundbreaking of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. (Photo: Ian Aberle / Flickr)

There is a great deal of hate in my heart today. Not the healthiest condition to find myself in, but these things sometimes cannot be helped. The hate is a free-flowing thing, expanding in all directions because, simply put, there is something to revile and despise in virtually every direction I turn. Sarah Palin's ridiculous reality show was a ratings blockbuster. Hateful. George H. W. Bush is getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, because Mr. Obama just can't help sucking up to the very Republicans who are about to make a project out of throttling his administration. Hateful. There will be no punishment for those who destroyed CIA evidence of rampant torture during the Bush administration. Wildly hateful.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Surprised by the elections? You shouldn't have been

Whether you are surprised or not, take a minute to check out these two articles by Matthew Rothschild:

1--Crushed by Feingold’s Defeat
MATTHEW ROTHSCHILD | "How ironic it is that Feingold, who more than any other Senator tried to limit the poisonous influence of corporate money in politics, succumbed to that very disease."

2--Nov. 2: The Death Knell of Corporate Liberalism
MATTHEW ROTHSCHILD | "Obama lived by corporate liberalism, by petty gradualism. And on Tuesday, Democrats around the country died by it."

So, we all hoped for FDR, but that was never the promise. "Change" comes in many sizes. The Obama promise like the policy is clearly small change and now that the Supreme Court has protected corporate speech, I can't imagine any other kind.