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The Evening Blues - 10-20-16


The day's news roundup + tonight's musical feature: Cash McCall

More Court stuff

To tell the truth, the legal stuff is not in my wheelhouse, but that seems to be where I've had to hang out the last few days. Tuesday it was DOJ to appeal injunction and yesterday it was Federal judges issue conflicting rulings. Today we travel to Virginia for the challenge of North Carolina's HB2.

Big Al's picture

Strange Thoughts, It's Like .

divide and conquer.jpg

I've reached a limit of sorts, kind of like when you eat too much at Thanksgiving and you feel like you're going to throw up. Or like when you're in rush hour traffic and you have to piss so bad you feel like you're going to blow but you're in the fast lane and no one will let you over. "You bastards, let me over!!"

Hillary's great new plan: Obamacare for retirerment savings

We already know that Americans aren't saving enough to retire. Well, one of Hillary's top advisors, and probable Treasury Secretary, has a plan.

What you aren't hearing about Syria

You may not know that Syria isn't all about Russia! Russia! Russia!
For instance, the pro-regime change Syrian Network for Human Rights had something interesting to say today.

joe shikspack's picture

The Evening Blues - 10-19-16


The day's news roundup + tonight's musical feature: Hot Lips Page

A new breed of crazy: Wikileaks Deniers

The fringe right used to have the copyright on political crazy, but now liberals (especially those on Orange State) are challenging that patent claim.

Federal judges issue conflicting rulings

When I posted yesterday's diary, DoJ to appeal injunction, I was surprised to encounter a reader/commenter who came down on the side of Texas AG Ken Paxton. Not being a lawyer, I didn't really engage in any argument at the time.

Clinton operatives linked to Assange smear

It's less than a surprise to see Orange State, a Democratic Party mouthpiece, linked to the Julian Assange smear.
So it should be even less surprising that Larry Summers, an influential, neoliberal advisor in the Clinton campaign, is also linked to the Assange smear.

Cassiodorus's picture

This is why we need a new party


Published on
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Common Dreams
With No Illusions, Says Climate Leader, Clinton Must Be Elected—Then Fiercely Confronted

Steven D's picture

Response to TOP Story alleging Assange pedophilia

Posted this at TOP (h/t to Not Henry Kissinger for his original post on this) in response to the story posted over there yesterday alleging the sexual assault of a minor online by Assange. I understand it has since been taken down by the author, but I was incensed enough to post it at TOP anyway.

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Wikileaks Implicates Agent Orange in Assange Pedophile Smear (Updated x2)

From Wikileaks:

Background and Documents on Attempts to Frame Assange as a Pedophile and Russias spy
18 October 2016

Earlier today the website DailyKos reported on a smear campaign plot to falsely accuse Julian Assange of pedophilia.

How they manage to hide a weak jobs market with numbers

On June 6, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech at the World Affairs Council that the U.S. economy was “now fairly close to the … goal of maximum employment.”

joe shikspack's picture

The Evening Blues - 10-18-16


The day's news roundup + tonight's musical feature: Bobby "Blue" Bland

DOJ to appeal injunction

Department of Justice attorneys announced Friday that they will file a formal notice of appeal of US District Judge Reed O'Connor's preliminary injunction against the Department of Education guidelines aimed at protecting transgender students from discrimination.

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Mystery swirls around Assange’s status at Ecuadorean Embassy

Perhaps the Clinton Crime Family (CCF) has managed to borrow some polonium from Putin and slipped it into Assange's tea.

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Actual Quid Pro Quo Allegation

I saw a story pointing to this over the weekend, but the person had not yet been named. Now, it appears to be a *real* allegation, if you will.


The Battle for the Citadel of Capitalism

"They lay there, clinging to one another and trying to shield the more vulnerable parts of their bodies from the blows of the nightsticks, while the police hauled them apart and dragged them bodily into waiting patrol wagons."

  - NY Times, March 31, 1948

 Every once in a while an underdog defeats a Titan.

This isn't one of those times.

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How do we fight back?

Lately, here on c99p, we've been at an impasse of sorts.

We've all recognized that our situation is pretty damn fucked up these days, with the owners of money and power -- the 1% or less of us -- having locked the rest of us, the 99%, away from the levers of control.

We know that massive change is necessary, The question is: How do we get where we know we need to go -- without violence?

joe shikspack's picture

The Evening Blues - 10-17-16


The day's news roundup + tonight's musical feature: Elmore James

You'll Soon Find Out It's True

Progressives have been saying it for thirty years.

Hillary, thy name is.... (Part Five)

I've been time and writers' blocked from this series1 about Hillary's hypocrisy since September 21 and Gropegate hasn't been helping. However, I know I owe it to our Hills to soldier on.2

CNN: It's illegal to read Wikileaks

Yes, just glancing at information that wasn't filtered by the news media, even things that the FBI issued a subpoena for and could only be found by a hacker, makes you a wanted thought-criminal.

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RT banks accounts blocked in UK, Assange account shut down

The National Westminster Bank has informed RT UK that it will no longer have the broadcaster among its clients. The bank provided no explanation for the decision.

“We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities,” NatWest said in a letter to RT’s London office.

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Vote Shaming

I don't have to explain to anyone here about the various versions of intimidation this season trying to beat progressives and other (let's call us) 'skeptical' liberals into voting for Clinton over our objections. "TRUMP!" is bullhorned into our ears, and now, in addition to all the racism and and various other-izing, now we have to listen to an assortment of sexual vulgarities.

Science and transgender

New Scientist has a new article on the relationship of science to the concept of gender: Science is catching up with society on transgender issues.

How Clinton's failure in Somalia, became Bush's failure, became Obama's failure

The one consistent thing in America's attitude toward Somali lives is total indifference.
A good example of this indifference is today's NY Times article.

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The election has served its purpose and the damage is already done.

The role of elections in the system we live in is to distract people from the hard job of surviving the crushing imperialistic oligarchy that dominates everything. It is working very well one more time.

Let us start by recognizing that fascism and imperialism are the epitome of the reductionist philosophy. Break a complex whole into parts and lose the reality of the whole while being fascinated by the parts. Elections are but a part of this scheme, but a central part.


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