I love that. And that's it for fun because I've got a serious topic tonight. But first . . .
"More Obama Boobery Exposed: Judge Rules Obama Health Law UNconstitutional" (Hillary Is 44):
The long day began with other tragic comedies. The political world witnessed levels of boobery hitherto unknown. Arm in sleeveless arm, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama exhaled words about child obesity. Even those who agree on the desirability/need of children to have nutritious food will gag at the latest stretch into fear-mongering by the scowling, lantern-jawed Michelle Obama:
“Military leaders … tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight,” the first lady says in the prepared remarks, “childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.”
Go to the gym and do your stretches there Michelle. Childhood obesity is an important problem which parents need to address more than anyone else – but it is hardly a weapon of mass destruction which threatens “national security”. What’s next, Homeland Security buffoons scoping out kids eating Twinkies? Cut back on the fear-mongering. The problem is serious enough, without having to deal with Michelle Obama overkill.
Hamburger scarfing, ice cream licking, cigarette smoking Barack Obama should deal primarily with the “issues” on his plate and try to master competency on his job before telling parents how to do theirs. The government has an important role in safeguarding farming and food production as well as weighing in on nutritional issues but there is no need to make every issue a “national security” issue.
Along with the “national security” food scare from Michelle Obama, today a federal judge in Virginia threw a big log on the tracks of the Obama health scam railroad. With new polls showing most Americans in favor of repeal of the Obama health care scam the news for Obama cannot be worse (although with this Boob in charge do not be surprised at future boobery yet untapped).
The judges decision can be read HERE.This is from Cindy Sheehan's blog and, since it's an open letter, I think it's okay to put it up here in full.
Open Letter to the Establishment Left to Climb off the Obama Bandwagon and hit the Streets
With the Obama administration beginning its third year, it is by now painfully obvious that the predictions of even the most sober Obama supporters were overly optimistic. Rather than an ally, the administration has shown itself to be an implacable enemy of reform.
It has advanced repeated assaults on the New Deal safety net (including the previously sacrosanct Social Security trust fund), jettisoned any hope for substantive health care reform, attacked civil rights and environmental protections, and expanded a massive bailout further enriching an already bloated financial services and insurance industry. It has continued the occupation of Iraq and expanded the war in Afghanistan as well as our government’s covert and overt wars in South Asia and around the globe.
Along the way, the Obama administration, which referred to its left detractors as “f***ing retarded” individuals that required “drug testing,” stepped up the prosecution of federal war crime whistleblowers, and unleashed the FBI on those protesting the escalation of an insane war.
Obama’s recent announcement of a federal worker pay freeze is cynical, mean-spirited “deficit-reduction theater”. Slashing Bush’s plutocratic tax cuts would have made a much more significant contribution to deficit reduction but all signs are that the “progressive” president will cave to Republican demands for the preservation of George W. Bush’s tax breaks for the wealthy Few. Instead Obama’s tax cut plan would raise taxes for the poorest people in our country.
The election of Obama has not galvanized protest movements. To the contrary, it has depressed and undermined them, with the White House playing an active role in the discouragement and suppression of dissent – with disastrous consequences. The almost complete absence of protest from the left has emboldened the most right-wing elements inside and outside of the Obama administration to pursue and act on an ever more extreme agenda.
We are writing to you because you are well-known writers, bloggers and filmmakers with access to a range of old and new media, and you have in your power the capacity to help reignite the movement which brought millions onto the streets in February of 2003 but which has withered ever since. There are many thousands of progressives who follow your work closely and are waiting for a cue from you and others to act. We are asking you to commit yourself to actively supporting the protests of Obama administration policies which are now beginning to materialize.
In this connection we would like to mention a specific protest: the civil disobedience action being planned by Veterans for Peace involving Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Joel Kovel, Medea Benjamin, Ray McGovern, several armed service veterans and others to take place in front of the White House on Dec. 16th.
Should you commit yourselves to backing this action and others sure to materialize in weeks and months ahead, what would otherwise be regarded as an emotional outburst of the “fringe left” will have a better chance of being seen as expressing the will of a substantial majority not only of the left, but of the American public at large. We believe that your support will help create the climate for larger and increasingly disruptive expressions of dissent – a development that is sorely needed and long overdue.
We hope that we can count on you to exercise the leadership that is required of all of us in these desperate times.
Sen. James Abourezk
Margaret Flowers M.D.
Kevin Alexander Gray
Edward S. Herman
Jeffrey St. Clair
Please sign the Open Letter to the Left Establishment.
That's fairly straight forward. They're asking people with outlets to please lend a hand to getting the word out on an upcoming protest and to work to inform the people of what's going on.
Obvious to everyone but prissy Bill Fletcher Junior who takes to ZNet to insist it is an attack on him and that's he's been criticizing Barack for some time. No, he's not been doing that. He's a dirty little Whore who can't call out bi-racial Barack because it's really important for Bill Fletcher, with all his many failures in life, to believe that something did happen.
Bill Fletcher Jnr. is a joke and will always be a joke. He's the toy radical, like a toy poodle.
And then Bill does a few things even worse. First, he attempts to speak for Latinos.
Bastard, you ain't Latino. Shut the f**k up. We don't like it when White people try to speak for us, you damn well should Latinos will speak for themselves.
Second, he tries to say that we must be very careful because of Black people blah blah blah.
I am biting my tongue and remembering what my parents told me about using the N-word. Use it even once and you've given any White person the right to use it. I'll just keep reminding myself of that for a moment.
You really think you're that much smarter than the rest of us? You think we're unable to grasp anything?
Has there even been a more open insult to Black America than Bill Fletcher thinking we can't take criticism of a president?
He just needs to take his ass somewhere else. He's got nothing to say. He whored for Barack. His whoring is the reason Black Agenda Report started. Bill Fletcher -- I'll tell what Glen and Bruce are too nice too -- insisted that G&B stop the series on Barack being DLC. That's what allowed Barack sneak in posing as a liberal.
Bill Fletcher Jr.'s a damn dirty whore. He can't be truthful, he can't be honest. He needs to sit his ass down. For a good long spell.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):