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  •  The 1% of course. That's why we always fight. (6+ / 0-)

    For the corporations and the banks and the military industrial complex and for those that want to rule the world.

    "The Global War on Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 11:22:17 AM PDT

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    •  Ah, the opening I've been looking for! (5+ / 0-)

      "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

      by EdMass on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 11:25:26 AM PDT

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    •  I read that Dick Cheney was down in congress (4+ / 0-)
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      recently with his Repub. buddies trying to come up with a plan for stopping any cuts for Pentagon expenses.

      As an aside, BigAL, a question,

      don't presidents and vice-presidents  usually leave DC area when they are out of government, so as not to look to be interfering with the present administration?

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

      by allenjo on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 11:29:23 AM PDT

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      •  Interesting point. (3+ / 0-)
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        And Dickie Cheney is another example of a RW big-wheel who'd do best to hide his face totally, and hide from the cameras, because there are so many people around of all political persuasions, who absolutely, positively hate his guts. He's a polarizing figure. He's as toxic as Sheldon Adelson, although he isn't a money man, per se--just a machinator in DC. (Not that that's any less destructive.)

        Nationally, I've watched the RW takeover and crackdown ever since the 1980s. I've noticed many changes. One thing I keep being aware of is that the current band of RW criminals, the crew that came to prominence during the presidency of GW Bush, is so widely unattractive and unlikeable.

        Ollie North, who oversaw the diversion of profits from the U.S. sale of arms to Iran, to RW terrorists in Nicaragua back during the Reagan administration, was God and Country. He was a criminal, sure enough, but he was a Patriot. You had to love the guy, right? His handlers sold him to middle America this way.

        Since then, what keep coming out of the establishment woodwork, are ugly rat-like men the likes of Tom DeLay, who is so ugly to such a wide swath of America that he can't even enable comments on his blog. And Karl Rove, who is every kind of ugly, and  many others whose rat-like and mercenary tendencies can't be rehabilitated for the public.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:02:23 PM PDT

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      •  They used to, but now the oligarchy is one big (3+ / 0-)
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        happy family, out in the open and in our face.

        "The Global War on Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

        by BigAlinWashSt on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:22:56 PM PDT

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    •  I'm getting that feeling (3+ / 0-)
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      that we're talking to ourselves again....;-(

      "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

      by EdMass on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 11:38:33 AM PDT

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      •  short attention span on Afghan War? (4+ / 0-)
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        We have done that more than a few times in war diaries, haven't we, Ed?

        But you never know when one silent person reaches the point from reading a war diary, that he or she finds their voice.

        "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

        by allenjo on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 11:41:45 AM PDT

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        •  From your lips to God's ears.....n/t (2+ / 0-)
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          "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

          by EdMass on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 11:43:58 AM PDT

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