Monday, December 26, 2011

The Myths of Freedom

Glenn Greenwald @ Salon  busts 3 myths that are used to defend the 2012 NDAA, National Defense Authorization Act.

Gov apologists and/or operatives have begun spinning counterintell stories to lessen the blow back from the passage of these heinous laws. The myths being spun are,
  1. This bill does not codify indefinite detention of Americans.
  2. This bill does not expand the scope of the War on Terror.
  3. U.S. citizens are exempted from this bill.
Progressive ideas  ... like indefinite detention for enemies of the Administration

Mr. Greenwald breaks these down, chapter and verse, here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Anon Open Letter

 Pretty succinct. ...

“We've been watching you systematically destroy the rights of your own people, one law at a time. No longer shall we stand by and watch you enslave our fellow citizens,” writes an Anonymous operative in an open letter to Congress posted Friday. “You have continued down this path of treason by creating acts such as the National Defense Authorization Act, Stop Online Piracy Act, Protect IP Act, and more. You've tried to conceal the true purpose of these bills, and pass them without the consent of the American people.”

We are now here to undo your sordid life's work in its entirety. No longer will your transgressions go unnoticed. No longer will you enslave the people. The world will know of your violations against the rights of the citizens you were elected to represent.”

Ahhh ... the comfort of anonymity

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Van and Action Day Occupiers

from Time

Rabble Rouser ... there's a catch-phrase from the ages.
Synonym now-a-days for Community Organizer.

Daryl Peveto / LUCEO for TIME
Time this week, begins to reform the Van. Beginning with an evocative portrait.
Statesmanlike in every way. A soft and soapy recap of his Obama stint segues to his current activities.

Daryl Peveto / LUCEO for TIME
Photographic proof that the community is being organized.

The Van asks ya to visit his Rebuild the Dream net. Goin' there, the question comes to mind. What exactly is the definition of a collective?
Identify the Rebuild America logo for bonus points

brought to you by MoveOn and

CorporateUnionNGOSponsorCharityStateNet mutant
As of this post, the "Day of Action", 11/17/11, by the OWSers, I haven't seen Van on the net. The NYPD kept the 99% Horde from "occupying" the Exchange. We'll see about further action.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

1% rag

No ... Not a Ragtime Rag.
That's for you 99%ers.
This rag, magazine, is for the 1%ers. Brought to ya by Hearst
The ones that have two lives. A town life. A country life.
With a periodical to help them juggle it all with grace and élan.

Rosamund Pike Cover Couture Jason Wu lace top $1885, blah, blah, blah
The 1%ers you see on tv? They're at work. Senate Hearings. Gala Events. Fundraisers. All so much piffle and pish posh. My guess is they can't wait to get home ... to the cabin. Slip into some casual Dior and muck about just like the little peeps.

This months articles of note;
  • The Rich and The Recession, what they can't afford anymore
  • HELP! 10 lifesaving tips from the worlds top butler
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go! A Light-Hearted Guide to Minimum Security Federal Prisons
If you're thinking of re-careering,  this ad popped out at me ...
Can you even imagine the difficulty of finding estate managers for Ted's Spreads?

A Brit years ago related to me ...
Ya know the difference between a Brit and a Yank? A Brit will see a Rolls Royce and say "someday we'll bring down the rich" and a Yank will say "someday I'll be rich and have one of those"

I'm not sure how wide-spread that aspirational spirit currently is.

I don't be hatin' on the 1%ers. It would be civil though, if we at least had the appearance of everybody having to play by the same rules. I'm certain the last thing the T&C set want is incivilities.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


WRSA, Market Ticker;

Denninger is on strike.
Sounds kinda Greek to me.

It's good to be reminded of the wide-scale frauds and the abrogation of such quaint concepts like "rule-of-law".  I like the "Stop Lootin', Start Prosecuting".
It's the "commit no taxable event today" that I'm having trouble with.
Taxable Events planned today ...
  • using the water
  • using the phone
  • using the house/garage
  • using the internets
  • using the natural gas stove
All of which incur taxable events.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Muhammar Morning Joe

Morning Joe is wall-to-wall reporting of unconfirmed reports of rumors of stories of leaks of tales of chatter that maybe, possibly, could be, might be that Muhammar Qadaffi is dead or infured or hurt or captured or gravely injured or shot through both legs or something.
This is what passes as news nowadays. I'm left wondering ... If the media is churning on this ... Whats being unreported. Whats my attention being diverted from?

- Posted on the run using BlogPress via the 21st centuary magic

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Just within the 3:00 hour, on the air in Chicago, IL Senator Mark Kirk beats the drum loudly on WLS radio. His reaction to the press conference of FBI, DEA and AG Holder. Kirk's plan? Declare war! Take action to cripple Irans economy.

Ummm... Wow.
That's sure distracting! From the Motley protesters. From Fast 'n Furiousness.
Lemmee see. FBI, DEA, AG Holder.
Y'know thats like seeing all the bad boys hanging around together on the corner.

I'd like to ask them, Where's CIA?
Ain't he usually hanging around with you Choir Boys?
Wag the Dog much, Mr. AG?

Nevermind. I'm sure it's my fevered imagination.
You guys have never lied to me before.
Nevermind that the lunatic fringe broadcasts that use the Imperial March as their bumpers, have been predicting this kind of scenario for years. Just a co-inky-dink I'm sure.

Why should I believe any of this?
The straps on my wookie suit are pinchin' this afternoon. Maybe time for a bigger one.

And Senator Kirk? Can we close down one or two current wars before we open this next one?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Future of American Housing

h/t reader Belligerent Litigant dropped me a note. He went all Wall Street Occupation Force on me.

Having discussed alternate housing options with him in the recent past, he sent this along ...

Are you still dreaming of tiny houses?  100 s.f. McMansions?  Pfffft!  Dreaming of having one hundred whole square feet to oneself, it's like a capitalist thought crime.  How many of those enormous square feet are stolen from the Proletariat?  The aspiration of it reeks of greed.

Here is what you need: dumpster home

Thank you Sir. May I have another?

Militant of the Day

Larry Correia at MHI goes off on the POTUS telling 'Mericans we're soft.

Go read.

Monster Hunter International


So ... The peeps are in the street. Power to the people 'n all that.

Wall Street, LA, Chicago, Boston

'Bout time that an unruly mob asks politely for some accountability from the
  •  Bankers
  • Corporations
  • Federal Reserve
  • .gov
  • all the above
The questions;
  • what will protests accomplish
  • what will the various PTB reactions be
  • will this grow larger
I hearts me some street theater. Even or especially this odd mix of students, anarchists, dirty filthy hippies, etc., you know ... the usual suspects. The ones that put "protesting" in their FB profile.

Cool flag, confusing protest sign courtesy / BBC
Sultan Knish goes deep on the subject here

Sunday, October 2, 2011


It's been called the "boob tube", a vast wasteland, or the "idiot box".
But sometimes, television transcends those derogatory labels and becomes a tool of enlightenment and education. Tonight Public Television premiers the new Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film titled Prohibition.

If you've seen their Civil War series you know the depth that this film-making team bring to a topic.

I plan on watching all 5½ hours of this one. I want to know how the Temperance movement gathered enough steam to amend the Constitution. More importantly, how was that situation reversed?

I'm hoping it may shed some light on the current state of affairs with the "War on Stuff that about half the population uses regularly".
The question that I've had for years, was the prior generation smarter than us, or did they have more backbone? Or both?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

She was joking!

h/t Google News

Via WCTI12 News
CARY - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's press secretary said her boss was joking to make a point about gridlock when the Democrat suggested congressional elections be suspended for two years.
Perdue told a Rotary Club in Cary on Tuesday that people on Capitol Hill need to do a better job working together.The News & Observer of Raleigh reported she went on to say: "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them - whatever decisions they make - to just let them help this country recover." Perdue spokeswoman Chris Mackey said Perdue was using hyperbole while responding to an audience question to highlight politicians who are more focused on winning elections, rather than serving the people.
Funny that. It's a common excuse used when offensive comments are made.
Would love to see a vid of her statement. Bet she wasn't smiling.

Personally, I've got no problem with suspending elections.
With just a few provisos ...
We shut Congress down for the time span that elections are suspended.
Same with Federal Executive and Judicial branches.
Also suspended are all tax collections.
Suspend all Federal police activities.
Suspend all Federal military operations.
Ditto the Federal Reserve Bank.

I think we'd actually be making progress.
What would happen if the electorate saw their lives improving almost immediately?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Smart (Big Brother) Grid Technology

h/t Old NFO

How many times have ya heard a politician, extolling their bright visions of the future, mention "smart grid technology"?

Have they mentioned how we need it? For better allocation of precious resources?
Did the said pol mention how a "smart grid" tracks your use of juice?
Did they happen to mention that a "smart grid" also allows controlled distribution or rationing of this resource?

Lets say its a hot July afternoon. Your air conditioner has been running full time since 9am. Every home in your neighborhood has been doing the same. Suddenly, at 2pm, the power goes out. Used to be, a power outtage of this sort, indicated an equipment failure somewhere in the distribution network. This is no longer the case. With "smart grid", this is just as likely a decision to ration your power. No more soup for you! Maybe in two hours. Maybe four. We'll see how we feel. You've stressed our system and we're shutting you down for a bit. For everyones good.
Hope you saved that computer work before we threw the switch! Heh!

Smart Grid; The Devil is in the Details

Smart Grids; Adam Smith or Orwell?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Attack! Attack! Attack! Watch?

When this meme hit the blogoshpere, I had to check it out. Like other thangs of this nature, I also had to sign up. For the same reason I occasionally listen to some hypocritical drug-abusing syndicated radio talk show hosts. Y'know ... that Sun Tzu admonishment ... "Know your opponent"

Get the "right thinking" facts
First thing I notice ... I'm suddenly getting emails from
The amusing part? They begin with the salutation "Friend-". Isn't that the translation from Russian of "Comrade-"? In this day and age of auto-insertion auto-merging data fields ... they address me as "Friend"?

Knowing that the site is merely a vortex of political spin, I was curious when I saw the link for gun control gossip.
So many attacks! Wheres the love?
So i click through. The issue they wanna address? The attack they're fightin'?
Dateline May 2010
The Global Small Arms Treaty. They name John Bolton (Bush era UN apparatchik) and others as attackers. Their counterargument? Their defense? Barack only wants "common-sense" gun controls.

Nevermind the musty old smell of this whole red herring. They've got much hotter, more germane, treasonous stories to address ignore stonewall.
They be stone tone deaf.

Lean Forward ...

Lawrence O'Donnel on America and Immigration.
Part of MSNBC's new ad campaign.

The O'Donnell reads the copy emphatically. Gotta know yer history he sez. I agree.
Ask these guys about that "immigration" subject.

Militant Americans; Aboriginal
Manifest Destiny or Evil White Men Extirpating Aboriginals, take your pick. It's hard enough to suss out what really happened irregardless of the political spin.

These days, I reflect back on a snippet of Black Elk Speaks, a book containing narratives of some of the famous medicine man's "visions". In one such vision, he describes how the white man will overrun his homeland. In some of the final scenes of this vision, he speaks of the "end of the time of the white man" and the resurgence of his native people.  I then consider how this might happen. How  whiteys Crackers Caucasian Americans might disappear. How a hard-scrabble, poverty-stricken, almost forgotten people with an ethnic heritage of survival might retake the landscape.

But mebbe I'm leanin' fo'ward too much. MSNBC's new campaign is slick. Lean Forward. Heh. I guess "Spinning Left" tested poorly.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hoosier "Only Ones" acting like ATF

 h/t Chicago Trib
Never mind the County Coroner that stole money from a Childrens Fund. There's a special place in Hell for him.
Lets look at the Sheriffs. Wish I could count on the MSM to get the details right.
WGN TV has vid of Lake County IN prosecutor saying that these here boys were sellin' the upper receivers from select fire arms (not in online edited version!). I'm no expert. I thought the lower receivers and trigger groups were what made them, y'know, select fire, LE only. Anyways ... 74 guns.
In a separate, six-count indictment, three officers in the Lake County Sheriff’s Department were charged with illegally buying dozens of machine guns and laser sights through the department using forged documents, then reselling the weapons at auctions from 2008 to 2010. The three, Sgt. Joseph Kumstar and officers Ed Kabella and Ron Slusser have agreed to guilty pleas with the U.S attorney and resigned from the department this week.

R.D. Slusser
Ronald D. Slusser, 47, a SWAT officer and firearms instructor,
Faces up to 20 years in prison
Owes the IRS $198,818
Whoa Dude! Almost 200 thou to the IRS? Hows that happen?

E. Kabella
Edward Kabella, 42, a patrolman
Faces up to 5 years in prison
Owes the IRS $22,613

J. Kumstar
Joseph Kumstar, 40, a former deputy chief
Faces up to 5 years in prison
Owes the IRS $22,116

 I'd be rippin' on the Hoosier State and the state of their law enforcement community.
Excepting I be livin' in ILL. We got plenty of our own crooks 'n robbers.

Stingray your Fourth Amendment Rights

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution;
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
WSJ carries a story today of some new tech that "helps" Law Enforcement sidestep the above impediment to their mission.

Introducing the Stingray.
Harris Corporation
Really no biggie. Uses your cellphone to track your location.

Apparently the wicket gets sticky only in regards to the "pen warrant" and lack of data retained for review. At least this is getting reviewed by the Supremes. Any money that the SCOTUS finds no problem with it?

Add the above tech with a covert entry search warrant, layered with other ENHANCED SURVEILLANCE PROCEDURES to confirm for yourself that "privacy" is a quaint outdated concept in America.
Regarding that nasty Fourth Amendment ... the problem is words like "unreasonable". When your mission is total control of a citizenry, there's almost nothing that falls into the category of "unreasonable"

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Civic Literacy Quiz

h/t Sean Linnae

In order to be an informed, involved and irrecusable citizen, versus a compliant consumer, consider taking this pop quiz ... The Civic Literacy Exam

 The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? 50% range seems pitiful to me.

I only got 4 wrong. Yay me!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

HuffPo bemoans increased swat-ification of PoPo

Thanks to Radley Balko at Huffington Post Crime

Nice article titled "Ten years after 9/11, Police Departments are Increasingly Militarized".
Actually connects the dots of Federal incentives for disbursements of military equipment to be used on the citizenry. Read the whole thang.

Special props for restating these factoids;
  • Trend began 30 years ago.
  • War on Drugs rationalization for militarization
  • 9/11 put already established trend into hyperdrive
  • All the above contribute to the continued erosion of constitutionally protected rights
Story points to a rabbit-hole entrance ... coming soon (if not already there) to your neighborhood,

brought to you by Lenco Armored Vehicles
Grants available, msrp $200,000-$300,000

30 years in bizness! 

How tacti-cool will you look dismount'n from a frikken running board?!
I'd flesh this out a bit more ... however Lenco Corp. wont allow unregistered users to even look at their picture gallery. They really don't want just anyone to have access to their site, only .mil and .gov need apply. Wonder why?

Extra points: FBI webpage explains hot new prank (2008): SWATTING
Extra points: Swattin' around Chicago, August 2011


Thanks to Robb at Sharp as a Marble.

I fear my government more than I do any goat humping terrorist

PBS does "Fast and Furious"

Not sure how this one slipped past me.
PBS takes on F&F?
Yesterday's update led me to their version of events. They link up to a FFL holder in Phoenix who feels betrayed by the BATF in what they label as "now-infamous ATF sting gone horribly wrong".

Mr. Andre Howard feels betrayed by his BATF overlords.

Of course, it may take more than just a collection of facts to suss the truth.
PBS can't seem to make the dots connect. Perhaps under a Republican administration they'll figure out that it WAS the goal of Fast and Furious to create a documentable "Iron River" to fit the meme they wanted to sell. A truly "wag the dog" operation.

Truth? Disinformation? Spin?
Lastly ... Mebbe they need help ...

Mr Codrea? Sipsey?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memorium

Heartfelt condolences for all Americans. Especially those families with loved ones lost to the attack.
To the bigger picture ... Midwest Chick says it well.

Friday, September 9, 2011

No need to be unemployed

Dave @ Underground Carpenter got me to thinking with this post.

He mentions in passing that he's currently in a state of employment interruptus.
No need to fret. There's actually no shortage of opportunities available.

I realized that with some "right-thinking", and "new-speaking", the possibilities are indeed limitless.
To help out the homeless sitting at the local library, or merely the paycheckless, here's the short list I offered to Dave. For those unfamiliar with "newspeak" I've provided old-think translations.

Political Activist …. rioter
Re-Distribution Specialist … looter
Unfunded Personal Shopper … shoplifter
Freelance Charitable Contribution Endowment Manager … panhandler
Migratory Temporary Labor Professional … hobo
Philosopher … bum
Unfortunately i don’t have the hair for:
Facilitator for Dissemination of Obfuscation and Untruths … politician

Welcome to the new economy folks!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hoosier Gunrunnin'?

The War on Guns: Mainstream media ignores Indiana ‘Gunwalker’ story

T-shirt anyone?

PsyOps Disinformation

Early in the timeline ...
In short, there is now ample proof that one of the first things the new Obama administration did upon taking office was to broadcast DISINFORMATION that they absolutely knew was false to attempt to pass new gun control laws. The story does not end there. It appears that the administration may have reacted to the exposure of their lie by trying to make it come true.

This traffic of heavy weaponry from American gun stores to Mexican drug cartels will once again feature in talks ... Obama has said — more unequivocally than any previous President — that the U.S. has a responsibility to stop American guns getting into the hands of the mobsters

Time Magazine; Mar. 25 2009
Obama's Other War; Fighting Mexico's Druglords

Border sheriffs like Wiles (who says it's no coincidence the plan was crafted in part by Napolitano, a former border governor) are particularly gratified to see Washington sending 100 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents to help intercept the deluge of assault rifles, automatic pistols and grenades moving south.

Ummm ... grenades? Gotta ax ... Where do I legally buy 'em? Gun show? Gun shop? Military base?
Automatic pistols? Rare item that. Maybe they meant semi-automatic. Ever heard of the modifier semi-? I know ... confusing.

Guns from Arizona Going to Mexican Drug Cartels
Feb. 02 2011 

MAIG recommendations; page 1 of 4

It's enough to make one a skeptic.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cocoa Puff Cuckoo implicated in bizaare behavior

from HuffPo and  The Indy Channel

Tam thinks maybe it was the evil weed.*

Maybe it was. Maybe it was laced with PCP.

But according to the perp apprehended it was the Cocoa Puffs.

"Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs"
Which leads me to the conclusion, that maybe, just maybe, "teh crazy" don't need no steenkin' reason.
Although ... to be thorough, I'd check to see if said perp had a history of contact with the mental health industry as well as prescriptions for psychoactive serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

* In the comments to her original post ... Tam and I are in complete agreement. The eebil intoxicant found in evidence, prolly just took the "baseline craziness" inherent, and kicked it up to "a whole 'nover level".

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy un-Labor Day

Via WRSA from The Economic Collapse

Was reminded that it was the Pullman Strike and it's political reconciliation that's giving you today off.

Via Wiki; The strike was broken up by United States Marshals and some 12,000 United States Army troops, commanded by Nelson Miles, sent in by President Grover Cleveland on the premise that the strike interfered with the delivery of U.S. Mail, violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and represented a threat to public safety. The arrival of the military and subsequent deaths of workers led to further outbreaks of violence.

Pullman Palace Car Company created a "company town".  Unintended consequences from the economic depression of 1893, wage restructuring, and failed union negotiations, led to a strike, factory lockout, and eventually "urban upheaval".

via; openlibrary

Railroads were the shizzle in 1890's. Rail was "high speed". Shaky railroad financing which set off a series of bank failures, contributed to the 1893 depression.  Railroads were also instrumental in the transformation of corporate law.

All these lil dots of history are just backtracks from the posts that spurred the title above.
From the Economic Collapse ... Celebrating the Lack of Jobs ...
This middle class is being pummeled out of existence, and most Americans don't even understand what is happening. rtwt

 Which leads back to one of my own personal conundrums. What is "middle class"? Like "terrorist", it's one of those ubiquitous phrases that defies definition. Everyone I know shoehorns themselves into the "middle class". It's either a very broad economic yardstick ... from under $20k to over 200k annually, or an equally broad "state of mind".

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sue the Banks

h/t Chicago Tribune

Hmmm. Thank Ja the "Too Big to Fail" gang has had Billions of taxpayer dollars pumped into their legal defense funds.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The agency that oversees mortgage markets is preparing to file suit against more than a dozen big banks, accusing them of misrepresenting the quality of mortgages they packaged and sold during the housing bubble, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

I predict reddened, stinging, Armani-clad wrists across boardrooms everywhere.

Former regulator William Black had an accurate assessment of systemic fraud in this interview by Bill Moyers.
Way back in 2009.
At 28 minutes the vid is longish. It's worth every second of your time.

William Black also wrote this Dead Tree indictment of the banking cartel ...
Do YOU trust your bank? Why?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Federal Family"?

h/t The War on Guns

Okaaay. Sure.
Why'd this image pop into mind?

Fedderal Family?
Makes me feel all warm 'n fuzzy alright.
Don't think they really want us to think of 'em as family.
How DO YOU treat family members that are living far beyond their means?
That threaten you? That take part of every paycheck?
Tell ya what though ... I had forgot that the Addams family had a family motto.

"sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc"
we gladly feast on those who would subdue us' 

That seems oddly apropos 

The "Lone Wolf" meme

This one's gonna grow. Rather, grow mo' bigger, i should say.
Heard it today.

One of Illinois' few un-incarcerated governors, and member of the 911 commission, Big Jim Thompson was on the 50,000 watt blower (brought to ya by Dr. Gautam Gupta) today, giving statesman like interview.

Former IL Chief Executive Jim Thompson
Interview overview; major gaps remain in the government's ability to prevent
and respond to a terrorist strike.
Money Quote; "Here's the really tough one, but it's an increasing danger. and that is not so much ... uh uhh ... al qaeda folks coming in and doing sleeper cells and then striking as they did on 9/11, but what we call the uh, uh, radicalization of Americans, or people who are lawfully in the country ... you look at that Army guy down at Fort Hood, who managed to kill 13 servicemen before he was subdued. Uhh ... Folks today can ... because of their facilities on the internet become radical and do damage in the country, now not a nationwide thing like 9/11 smaller acts of terrorism ... and there's no way to really predict who's going to do that anymore than you can predict when a bank robbery is taking place, alright? And so the increasing danger is from young radicals in America, either citizens or lawful residents, who become addicted to what they see and hear over the internet, or in the mosque, or in the madras, and then go off and try and do something, like that Times Square bomber"
Host: The Lone Wolf Fear!
Da Guv: Yeah!

The Lone Wolf. The enemy of the shepherd. The enemy of the sheep.
The Ft. Hood Jihadist? He was on report and quite open about his radicalization.
Institutional incompetence and inertia allowed that bloodbath.
The Times Square bomber? Wasn't he stopped by a cabbie and a beat cop?
So much for yer "global security system"
I'm not saying that the Lone Wack-a-Doodle isn't a concern.
Less of a concern for me personally than the systemic stripping of civil rights in the name of "security" or "safety".
Less of a concern than living in a police state.
Less of a concern than inept, mendacious "leaders"
Less of a concern than being told the internet is dangerous and addictive.

Oh yeah ... the "no way ... you can predict when a bank robbery is taking place," ...
That's being played with now.
Philip K. Dick appears to have been more of a seer than fiction scribbler

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where's my Bloggers Union Card?

Almost afraid to mention this ... in case I give anyone any ideas.
But the rabbit-holes take ya all different places.

  1. Google spellcheck "anti authoritarian"
  2. preview cartoon ... and yer down the rabbit-hole.
Wobblies??? I thought they were extinct!
Then ... then I land on antiauthoritarian.NET. They've got a NET! And a BLOG!
Voice of the SDS?
They're still alive?
Next Left Notes (NLN) is an independent Left publication that has its roots in the New Left movement of the Sixties. Like the magazine that inspired NLN — New Left Notes, the voice of SDS — our political persuasion is simple: Let The People Decide. Because we believe that the Corporate Press can not and will not cover the struggle for peace and progress in an unbiased or comprehensive way, it is our mission to cover the Movement.
 Emphasis mine.

And a UNION Editor! Whaaa? National Writers Union? 
I'm so ig'nant i din't know there was such a thing!
As part of the UAW?

Thomas Good is the original and current editor of Next Left Notes  

He's helped re-member the SDS ... sounds like re-animating zombies!
Not sure how all that jibes. Self acclaimed anti authoritarian union writers.

And for bonus "down-the-rabbit-hole" points ... Go to the NLN site and confirm that some of the members actually come from a town named Academia.

Just to be clear, i don't want a shop steward right here at the Dubblewide.
Can't even imagine the paperwork necessary to authorize all the ashtrays.