"I didn't know it would be like this."
"Funny thing; most of the changes in spending and living that folks I know who've never spent a night shivering under old newspapers, wondering where their next meal is coming from, are changes I and many of my clients adapted to decades ago. For most of us, only idiots spend five bucks on a cup of coffee; for that amount, we'd be drinking coffee for damned near a month. For those who still can't stop smoking, we've long ago discovered Top rollers, filters and tobacco in so many varieties that we're never bored with our smokes. We've been eating from the dollar menus at junkfood dives for so long we don't even bother looking at the combo meals anymore....
We've been cutting costs so long that the newly poor will be asking those who've been homeless for years to teach them survival tips and techniques...."
"But where do we as a society go from here to redress the larger grievances and to uproot sexism, racism and class-ism, the three prongs that lead to the propensity for human chaos?"
Fahim A. Knight
"Do you want to know what a truly progressive politician looks and sounds like? Not just someone spouting platitudes and mindless rhetoric to get your vote?
Could you imagine what this country would be like if Kucinich was the President Elect, and not the guy signing up every living Clintonista and calling representatives in secret to support this bailout fraud?"
"A report for Pan Am concluded, probably correctly, that the Lockerbie bomb was targeted specifically to kill a small band of US Defence Intelligence Agents, led by Major Charles McKee, who had collected evidence a drugs ring run by a CIA unit in Lebanon. (BBC Lockerbie theories)
The Lockerbie evidence appears to point to the CIA having brought down Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie.
It is believed that the CIA put the Ayatollahs into power in Iran and that the heroin trade benefited from the coming to power of the Ayatollahs.
Why was the Shah deposed...? In a word, because of DRUGS.
The Shah had clamped down and virtually put an end to the immensely lucrative opium trade being conducted out of Iran by the British."
"Some of us have begun to wonder what level of inhumanity to man would would be required in occupied Palestine before American Media would actually consider reporting it. The people in the Gaza death camp, for example, are once again being cut off from the rest of the world. Where is the news coverage? Palestinians are routinely brutalized by their Zionist oppressors and rarely a word of these daily events ever hit our air waves."
Liberal White Boy
"How many Israeli's lost their homes in 2007 to foreclosure?
Israeli homeowners don't appear to be the crosshairs of their financial institutions like millions are in America. Why is that?
Maybe Uncle Sam can stop those yearly welfare checks to Israel and in a show of appreciation for all the support America has given that racist and apartheid nation, Israel will now start repaying back some of those trillions of dollars we've gave them.Besides, if an Israeli family did lose their home, they could always steal another residence from a hapless Palestinian family."
"For instance, Change Number One came within twenty-four hours of the (s)election, when Hussein announced his choice as chief-of-staff. He is Israeli hemorrhoid Rahm Emanuel, a little bastard who is one of the few creatures on the planet more obnoxious than the late Republicrud candidate Hussein beat."
"I've concluded that there is a plan that was launched in 1913 with the Federal Reserve Act and the income tax in 1916 to place control of our country under the yoke of the international bankers who control the money systems of the world. The majority of the 12 members of the Federal Reserve are affiliated with the Rothschild, Morgan. Warburg and Schiff mega banking interests. They developed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act that creates money out of debt and charge interest on the paper once called Confederate money. It was a long process to reduce the backing of our money with gold and silver to Federal Reserve certificate notes, the present currency paper that looks like play money."
"The Attacks on Barack Obama by the mainstream right-wing pundits have been nonsensical. They have called him a communist, which is funny because he was so heavily backed by the fascist corporate establishment and elite banking cartel, and they have called him a Muslim terrorist, which is very strange, considering his undying support for the Zionist state of Israel."
"I am pleased with progess we are making to address the current crisis,"
"One of the dangers is that people will start to implement protectionist strategies.
"But the conversations have not ended ... I am pleased that we are discussing a way forward so that such a crisis will not occur again."
"This is my new theme. The center of apartheid is here, where Americans persist in denial enforced by the Israel lobby.
My friend James North, a world traveler, says you would be hard-pressed to find a greater difference in standard of living across any border in the world as the one that exists between Israel and Gaza. Even the U.S. and Mexico cannot match it, he says."
"Apply for a position with Obama, Texas Fred criteria.
On the Questionnaire:
Name any neighbor who borrowed stuff but never returned it.
Are you saving energy by using twenty-two times the amount of power that a normal American family uses?
Have you ever been in Memphis, New Orleans, or St. Louis (negative points if you have)
Do you keep at least six guns in your house or car? (bonus points if yes)
Have you ever been in a Wal-Mart? (Negative points, if no)
Explain in detail any speech that Alan Greenspan has given (positive points, if you can’t)
If you lived in a dry county, would you honor the laws of that county?
If a bunch of Harvard/Princeton/Yale/Colombia business school graduates came to you and said they had bankrupted America…would you halt the entire business school program at these four universities?
Do you know any hippies?"
"One of the problems we working class Southerners have is that educated progressive Americans see us as a bunch of obese, heavily armed nose pickers. This problem is compounded by the fact that so many of us are pretty much that. Call it the "Dumb-crackers-lordee-I-reckon" syndrome. But liberals err in thinking this armed and drunken laboring species is an exclusively Southern breed. No matter where you live in this nation you will find us. We are the folks in front of you at the Wal-Mart checkout lugging a case of motor oil while having nicotine fits. But even in such democratic venues as shopping, our encounters are limited because we do not buy designer beer and you do not buy ammo or motor oil by the case."