The Rip Off Society

The New York Times Fausset, Richard (5/4/20)   “ The state of Mississippi allowed tens of millions of dollars in federal anti-poverty funds to be used in ways that did little or nothing to help the poor, with two nonprofit groups instead using the money on lobbyists, football tickets, religious concerts and fitness programs forContinue reading “The Rip Off Society”

Monday Morning Rundown: Bailout Payoffs, Pollution for Profit, Seizure of PPE, Elimination of Over-Sight

SUNDAY 17 MAY 2020: Morning Rundown: Pollution for Profit https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/climate/trump-drinking-water-perchlorate.html A new E.P.A. policy would revoke a 2011 finding that the chemical perchlorate should be regulated. This is a toxic chemical that contaminates water and has been linked to fetal and infant brain damage. This policy defies a court order that required the agency toContinue reading “Monday Morning Rundown: Bailout Payoffs, Pollution for Profit, Seizure of PPE, Elimination of Over-Sight”

The Brunswick News and the Arbery Killing

Video of protest about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. This is a letter to the editor that appeared in the Brunswick News (5/14/20).  It needs to be pointed out, however, that the Brunswick News is consistently filled with right-wing material and right-wing political commentary from syndicated columnists.  The editorial page regularly includes an article byContinue reading “The Brunswick News and the Arbery Killing”

“Nothing will change.” Joe Biden

Well, it seems that advisors around the White House were not able to keep Trump from having the disgusting and embarrassing pressers every day.  He was out there again reading meaningless statistics, not wearing a mask, and becoming incensed when reporters asked him innocuous questions. I have come to despise that sing-song voice he usesContinue reading ““Nothing will change.” Joe Biden”

Thursday Morning Notes: Capitalism, Republicans, Elections, Corruption, Biden, Delusion

Morning Musings: The Trump pressers and the now daily appearances are humiliation sessions. Trump regularly demeans and silences the voices of reporters and this morning, a nurse who has first hand experience working with the Coronavirus.  This is what authoritarian governments do, normalize the silencing of dissent.  Every time Trump silences, demeans, and both demandsContinue reading “Thursday Morning Notes: Capitalism, Republicans, Elections, Corruption, Biden, Delusion”

Interview with Sarah Kenzior: Hiding in Plain Sight

Deep State Radio Podcast https://thedsrnetwork.com/ 5/5/20 Interview with Sarah Kenzior about her new book “Hiding in Plain Sight.” Notes from the interview: The Mueller investigation was deeply problematic in that Mueller completely avoided investigating Trump’s finances and the close connection with the Russian Mafia. Mueller also refused to indict or even interview key people likeContinue reading “Interview with Sarah Kenzior: Hiding in Plain Sight”

Friday Notes: America’s Lawyer, Bailout Theft, Media, Science

Friday Notes: As the corporate media becomes more and more useless, we must turn to other sources. Podcast: America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio April 1, 2020 Episode: The risks to meat packing employees of the mandated openings; the complicity of the Democrats in the class rip-off of the stimulus bill; Schumer and fast-tracking judicial appointments; claimsContinue reading “Friday Notes: America’s Lawyer, Bailout Theft, Media, Science”

The Aim is to Smash the Table: The Power Worshipers by Katherine Stewart

The Power Worshipers Notes on an Interview on CSPAN with author Katherine Stewart Katherine Stewart in a CSPAN interview, points out that Trump wouldn’t be in office without the “Christina nationalists.”  There is a myth that these people “held their noses” and voted for Trump in a transactional way, but that is not true.  ThisContinue reading “The Aim is to Smash the Table: The Power Worshipers by Katherine Stewart”

Robert Redfield, CDC: “a sloppy scientist with a long history of scientific misconduct and an extreme religious agenda.”

Trump and the Republicans are working to establish a Christo-fascist one party authoritarian state.  The corporate media refuses to take this situation seriously, acting as if Trump’s personal disdain of science is just that, some kind of personal peccadillo.  It’s not.  The Republican party has worked for decades to erode public confidence in science andContinue reading “Robert Redfield, CDC: “a sloppy scientist with a long history of scientific misconduct and an extreme religious agenda.””