A RHETORICAL QUESTION

The New York Times’ editorial board asks whether the GOP will “be willing to create a constitutional crisis and usurp the authority of the president to ensure that the Supreme Court functions as one branch of this government?”

YES. They will.

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OBAMA WANTS (MUCH) MORE MONEY FOR WAR

Again, the gap between perception and reality–fostered, of course, by our “mainstream” “news” media–is staggering

Tom Engelhardt at Tomdispatch.com exposes the tragic farce of Obama directing more slush toward the Pentagon, to be used, among other things to provoke a war with Russia.

It might as well be the Reagan years again, when the tottering USSR became our deadliest adversary to justify skyrocketing military spending.

Now, more than ever, our military spending is consuming this country and leading to more havoc around the world.

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JAW DROPPING

Madeleine Albright, who signed off on the deaths-by-sanctions of 500,000 Iraquis, threatens eternal damnation to those who don’t vote for her friend.

The degradation of our public  figures is fathomless.

The almost incantatory insistence by Democratic party hacks that we peasants must be satisfied with whatever crumbs of reform they throw our way Lord Bountiful style is unacceptable.

As Robert Reich writes, our current situation is “not sustainable” and if the Democratic establishment won’t relinquish the wheel, or at least stop promoting a policy of failure, they must be pushed aside.

Donna Smith, executive director of Progressive Democrats of America, would like to remind Albright of the living hell millions of American women experience trying to keep body, soul, and health-care premiums together.

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I WONDER WHAT THAT DOES TO THE AQUIFER?

Governor Cuomo sounds an alarm: the groundwater under Indian Point is extremely radioactive. The ancient, dilapidated nuclear power plant is owned by Entergy, which has a  terrible safety record, and of course it has issued its boilerplate denial: the crisis “does not pose an immediate threat to public health.” This is the same company that sued the state of Vermont for the right to continue to operate anothes deteriorating plant.

And Indian Point is the same nuclear power plant that Spectra Energy plans to run a gas pipeline by!!

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GETTING THINGS STRAIGHT

Danny Glover writes on Huffington Post:

“We must change our national priorities, away from the endless overseas wars that are the main cause of terrorism — therefore begetting more war — and invest in the education of our children and youth.”

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THE BOTTOM LINE

As our completely out of control Pentagon plans a new war in Libya that could well spread to the rest of the continent, without even the benefit of Congressional debate, Ben Norton at Salon discusses the profit factor: “It is impossible to satiate the bottomless appetite of the military-industrial complex. Arms manufacturers and other military corporate contractors are guaranteed to rake in many millions on a new war in Libya.”

And remember, arts lovers, this in large part is why the National Endowment for the Arts is in the words of an Illinois legislator “budget dust.”

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MORONS

What the adled sachems of the Democratric party don’t get is that if they hound Sanders out of the race you can bet your bippy that his supporters are not coming out to vote for Hilllary.

And one of the causes of the Democrats’ vanishing presence on the national legislative scene is that their traditional electorates are so disgusted by the leadership’s craven incompetence that they’ve cased to bestir themselves to the polls.

That is why Pelosi presided over three humdinger House Armageddons over the past five years.

And for this she is rewarded with (permanent?) Minority leadership over and over again.

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JUST WHO WAS IT?

Who this month tore down that lovely bow-front nineteenth-century private house on 12th Street between Fifth and University?

So glad our Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission are doing their jobs.

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IT REALLY IS TIME –

to discuss Pelosi’s competence.

As Ralph Nader writes on Common Dreams, Pelosi “has led the House Democrats to three straight calamitous losses (2010, 2012, 2014) to the Republicans, for whom public cruelties toward the powerless is a matter of principle.”

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BUT REALLY, HASN’T IT BEEN REVOLTING?

To see the shock troops of Democratic party hackdom trying to shut down Sanders for espousing what were once the party’s bedrock philosophy and principles?  Before it decided to become largely a copycat GOP,  a trompe l’oeil version of itself.

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