Massachusetts doctor wins Green Party nomination. Voting third party shows that you are participating, but it also shows that you refuse to buy into the corrupt system that the republicans and democrats have gamed. And yes, the leadership of both parties is responsible for the clusterfuck that is our current state of affairs--after all. it's Obama's AG who is sitting on his hands, letting the bankers rape the treasury at will. So, what does the Green Party nominee have to say? Just this:
Jill Stein, an internist from Lexington, Mass., blasted both Romney and President Barack Obama, saying both had become too dependent on donations from corporations in order to acquire office at the expense of the nation's citizens.
"We need real public servants who listen to the people — not to the corporate lobbyists that funnel campaign checks into the big war chests," Stein told applauding supporters at a Holiday Inn in Baltimore. "That's what brought me to the Green Party, the only national party that is not bought and paid for by corporate money."
We will know when third parties are seen as a real threat when the Koch brothers try to acquire them. But probably not this year. Vote Green Party, vote some other party, just starve the fucking monsters.
Tammy Baldwin enters Senate race. Baldwin was the first openly gay candidate to run for congress and win. Now she is focusing on the senate seat in Wisconsin. Now she did run and win--seven times--in the district serving Madison, a bastion of progressive views, but despite the anti-gay rhetoric that is sure to happen, she may have a good chance at winning. What's also exciting is this: she's "pledging to be a champion of the middle class — whose members she says have lost faith in 'politicians from Washington to Madison.'”
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She began positioning herself as a thorn in the side of conventional wisdom, citing her opposition to the Iraq War and to repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act.
Apparently she's going to run on a general progressive agenda that is not in lockstep with this White House. Excellent. I mean, with Baldwin and, one hopes, Elizabeth Warren running, the media will have two progressive candidates who they will want to follow--one because she's openly gay, the other because she's a lightening rod for the Wall Street rimming crowd (i.e., Cantor, Obama, etc). So, will Obama's team make cracks about these two candidates or try to stomp them into submission? Good fucking luck. Suddenly, I'm looking forward to this election cycle more than I thought I would (as in, at all).
That said, you no doubt read about the head of the OFA's operations in New Mexico who took a piss on Paul Krugman and "firebaggers" (a reference to Firedoglake/Jane Hamsher, meaning "radical" lefties). Well, I think President No We Can't is (or will be) finding out about now that he might have to make nice with the dirty fucking hippies (DFH). So I've was chatting with some friends and I think we will know when Obama has been told that he can't piss on the DFH anymore. That'll be when he invites Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Sanders over to the White House for some event commemorating FDR. Because they are that craven and cheap, that's why.
George Pataki thinks only George Pataki can beat Obama in 2012. Yeah. Look at the Republican contenders. Christ, a handful of shit can win against this gang o' losers. Now if there was a republican smart enough to run on a platform of leaving social security and medicare alone, fiscal sanity, etc., Obama would have to listen to and show some respect to the base. Until that happens, get used to being shat on.
Rupert Murdoch's empire must be dismantled – Ed Miliband. Here's a surprise: Apparently Tony Blair courted a relationship with Rupert Murdoch. As in the U.S., Murdoch like holding sway over the spineless assholes that make up the political class. Well, Ed Miliband may just be taken advantage of a weakened Murdoch cabal, but good for him for recognizing that the monster has been gravely wounded. Now rip off its head and kill Voldermort already.
ExNOTWjourno2. Who is ExNOTWjourno2? Well, she says she is a she who worked at News of the World for five years. Claims she handed Rebekah Brooks the crossword puzzle, which contained hidden messages, that got by the team looking for hidden messages. And apparently she is going to reveal some of what was kept in a "rainy day draw" at News of the World--you know, crap they learned by hacking, I guess. Long and short, she's made some predictions that have been proven right (she called Brooks' resignation on Friday). And she says that there is a major resignation coming up tomorrow (got that from another person) and Tuesday. More importantly, she claims that this story is much bigger and will shake the foundations in institutions and people that are much bigger than News International and the filthy Murdoch family. I repeat: David Cameron could very well be kicked to the curb before the year is out. Hell, I'm thinking he could be out before the summer ends.
He's back: Santorum runs for prezident. Why? Because four-star hotels and Gulf Stream flights don't pay for themselves. And here's an interesting tidbit a friend told me: Apparently Rick Santorum applied for a job with the RTC back during the savings and loan debacle. He was not hired. Got that? Rick Santorum, not good enough for the RTC. My friend was told this in a matter of fact way, not as a boast or an attempt at name dropping. Think about that.