Monday, October 31, 2011

The Wisconsin State Assembly Is In Session

The new concealed carry goes into effect tomorrow. Check with the gentlemen above how to prepare for your visit to the Capitol.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - Chris Hedges shuts down CBC Kevin O'Leary - YouTube.flv

Chris Hedges puts an obnoxious ignorant CBC commentator in his place. A reflection on the state of media in Canada and should give pause to Americans who think Canadians are naturally liberal and intelligent. CBC, I gather, now stands for Conservative Broadcasting Corporation.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wisconsin Capitol: Cameras and the Constitution No, Guns Yes

The Wisconsin State Capitol will soon be a place where guns are OK but copies of the constitution worn in the gallery and cameras are forbidden. We are now in the fascist twilight zone. "A new plan created by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) would allow guns in most of Wisconsin’s state Capitol, while most photos and video cameras would still be banned. Under the proposed new policy, the public would be allowed to carry concealed weapons into the Assembly viewing galleries, but existing rules barring the use of cameras (still shots and videos) would not be changed, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers would still be allowed to decide if guns are allowed in their individual offices."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oakland Police Riot

So now an Iraqi War vet is in a coma as a result of exercising a constitutional right to free speech and free assembly. Fuck this.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Assorted Protests

The video from russblogger is entitled Elections Without Opposition is a Crime the others refer to the gradual ratcheting up of response to OWS across this country. The picket in Moscow occurs every Tuesday. The police have their own buses for hauling off demonstrators. I expect soon we will have similar arrangements in the future. As Lincoln Steffens said after his visit to Russia : " I've seen the future and it works." Americans are always slightly behind Russians in this respect. When they figure out that elections don't change anything we will see the next step.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Buddy Roemer The Unheard

I would not normally even consider a republican for anything, however Buddy Roemer is a refreshing voice in a political desert. I say this knowing full well Stalin's observation, "It's not those who cast the votes that matter, it's those who count the votes." A factor they have taken to heart throughout the the country.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

NATO Oppression of Serbians Continues

If Serbians were an Arabic people seeking justice in say Libya or Egypt maybe the U.S. would be more helpful. Instead being Slavs in SE Europe they have to face KFOR on a daily basis while opposing the Albanian drug lords.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Occupy Madison The Ongoing Saga

Another Saturday in Madison, arguably the most progressive, revolutionary city in the U.S. Mrs. WINston smITh and I payed a visit to the Capitol as we get ready to plant our recall Walker sign in the yard. Does it matter if we win? Of course but not winning is not the end for our children and grandchildren, living in a just society that values the greatest good for the greatest number is what will be a real victory. The struggle continues.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street - by Corey Ogilvie

The Occupy Movement will always run the risk of cooptation and distortion by the Oligarchic Kleptocracy which has always been a bipartisan effort. When the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Ron Paul, and Michael Bloomberg all profess some sympathy you know the old saying " The Elite will do anything for working people except get off their backs" is truer than ever.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Russia 1992 and now

Protests become more global. Russian communists (the real opposition) come out to the streets to mark the Yeltsin oppression. When I went there in 1998 it took a while for me to understand why most Russians didn't feel that IMF or World Bank "Help" was anything but..."

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

Dr. Cornel West, Keith Olbermann, and Tavis Smiley coherently discuss the Occupy Movement. The same cannot be said of the republican party which is even more clueless than usual about the ramifications of this unfolding event. For some further enlightened commentary Naomi Klein: "If there is one thing I know, it is that the 1 percent loves a crisis. When people are panicked and desperate and no one seems to know what to do, that is the ideal time to push through their wish list of pro-corporate policies: privatizing education and social security, slashing public services, getting rid of the last constraints on corporate power. Amidst the economic crisis, this is happening the world over. And there is only one thing that can block this tactic, and fortunately, it’s a very big thing: the 99 percent. And that 99 percent is taking to the streets from Madison to Madrid to say “No. We will not pay for your crisis.” That slogan began in Italy in 2008. It ricocheted to Greece and France and Ireland and finally it has made its way to the square mile where the crisis began. “Why are they protesting?” ask the baffled pundits on TV. Meanwhile, the rest of the world asks: “What took you so long?” “We’ve been wondering when you were going to show up.” And most of all: “Welcome.”

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Wisconson Confidential-Cheese Abuse

The recent "Grim Reaper Cheesehead" incident sheds light on a little discussed issue in Wisconsin life: cheese abuse.As many may recall recently a small band of courageous, thin, doctors put up a billboard in Green Bay pointing out the hazards of cheese abuse. That is until threats from the Cheese Cartels forced them to alter the message to the Cartel's specifications. Make no mistake, the Cheese Cartels control significant aspects of Wisconsinite life. Attend any function in Wisconsin, weddings, graduation parties, funerals, sporting events of any kind, and next thing you know the cheese is there followed by unspeakable acts. It is well known that the cheese cartels control whole communities forcing them to do their bidding. Monroe Wisconsin, for instance, has its school system run by a shadowy group known as "The Cheese Makers" who indoctrinate the youth of the community as early as kindergarten. In addition to the obvious health hazards associated with cheese, its role as a "gateway" drug leading to brat binging and beer, lots and lots of beer is becoming clearer all the time. Not only that but these profitable Cartels are coming to the attention of international narco-terrorists such as the Mexican "Con Queso" organization. Obviously decisive action is called for before things get really out of hand and the Cheese Cartels take over North America altogether, in other words a new never ending, extremely expensive, amorphous, War on Cheese Abuse should be launched and join its place with all the other wars on everything. No doubt legislation, constitutional amendments, and possibly NATO involvement may be necessary.