Thursday, August 21, 2014

Etc., Etc.

With the world going to hell in a handbasket, I thought I'd post a few things here to read if my few readers are so inclined.

I have been keeping busy with the subsidized training and pastimes. There isn't a goddamned thing I can do about the mess our politicians and others around the world are doing.

Obituary: Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential ambitions, of arrogance and self-destruction.

That's what you get when you become a vindictive shit--you get caught sooner or later.

Perry should have been a Nevada school principal--he could have done whatever he wanted whenever he wanted, and he'd have a job for life.

Instead, he's likely to wind up in the big house.

Donors, and not taxpayers, will be footing the bill for his his legal defense fund.

Taxpayers will still be footing the bill, Rick, when they have to support you when you spend your time in Club Fed or the state version of it.
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Exploitation of a tragedy is the name of the game these days.

Fanaticism is just horrible, and so is cynical playing up to public outrage.

More about that horrific story is here.
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And of course we have our own homegrown horror down in Missouri. It really is more about class warfare than race, and the class war is by the few against everybody else.

It's just that most people still don't see they are being attacked at every opportunity.

"Race" is secondary to economic class. "Race" is being used to divide the peons when it is the economic elites who are actually screwing everybody else over.

He's right:

This fist-shaking of everyone’s racial agenda distracts America from the larger issue that the targets of police overreaction are based less on skin color and more on an even worse Ebola-level affliction: being poor. Of course, to many in America, being a person of color is synonymous with being poor, and being poor is synonymous with being a criminal. Ironically, this misperception is true even among the poor.

And that’s how the status quo wants it.

The U.S. Census Report finds that 50 million Americans are poor. Fifty million voters is a powerful block if they ever organized in an effort to pursue their common economic goals. So, it’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting them with emotional issues like immigration, abortion and gun control so they never stop to wonder how they got so screwed over for so long.

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Another iconic celebrity bites the dust, and I don't mean to say he is dead. It's just his too-good-to-be-true image was just that.

Cosby has been dogged by womanizing rumors for decades. Apparently a few of them are true.

I don't know why his wife put up with it.
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Arne Duncan still needs to rid himself of the earwax called Bill Gates.