Friday, October 28, 2011

Wall Street Spies on Protesters at Taxpayers' Expense

For those people who get riled over thinking they saw somebody on food stamps driving a too-nice car....Open your eyes to the real welfare in America, the big-time corporate welfare, which taxpayers are funding and which loots our U.S. Treasury and runs on the backs of those who are barely making it.

Wall Street Firms Spy on Protesters
in Tax-Funded Center

By Pam Martens, CounterPunch
Posted on October 26, 2011, Printed on October 28, 2011
The following article is original to CounterPunch.

Wall Street’s audacity to corrupt knows no bounds and the cooptation of government by the 1 per cent knows no limits. How else to explain $150 million of taxpayer money going to equip a government facility in lower Manhattan where Wall Street firms, serially charged with corruption, get to sit alongside the New York Police Department and spy on law abiding citizens.

According to newly unearthed documents, the planning for this high tech facility on lower Broadway dates back six years. In correspondence from 2005 that rests quietly in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s archives, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly promised Edward Forst, a Goldman Sachs’ Executive Vice President at the time, that the NYPD “is committed to the development and implementation of a comprehensive security plan for Lower Manhattan…One component of the plan will be a centralized coordination center that will provide space for full-time, on site representation from Goldman Sachs and other stakeholders.”

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Redneck Party Says: 'Carpetbagger, Go Home'

Redneck Party and Williamson Countians Decry
Wisconsin Governor's Fundraising Trip to Franklin 
FRANKLIN, TN---It won't be a Civil War reenactment, but the appearance of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at a Republican fund-raiser on Tuesday will be met with a peaceful protest from Williamson County residents and the Southern-based Redneck Party, workers' advocates who will trek to Franklin to act in solidarity with Wisconsin teachers and workers.
Walker, whose 2010 election was bankrolled by Tea Party funder David Koch and other extreme, neo-conservative special interests, will be raising money in Franklin for his recall election.  The following day, Walker will be in Iowa for a fund-raiser; so his journey south to get money from the locals and then scurry back northward with his bounty mimics the Northern carpetbaggers, who came south after the Civil War to meddle in politics and exploit Southern states. 

          Walker will be the keynote speaker at the Williamson County Republican Party annual Reagan Day Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 25 at Embassy Suites in Cool Springs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sign and Pass Around this Online Petition to Repeal Jim Crow Law

Sign this online petition to repeal the Tennessee voter suppression law.

Or print out some and carry them around, so that you will have some petitions handy to pull out for friends, strangers, co-workers, cashiers, others in the doctor's waiting room, people waiting in line, anywhere. 

After Lifetime of Proudly Voting, Woman Is Shut Out by Tennessee's New Law

96-year-old Woman Barred from Voting!

....because her birth certificate did not prove her married name..!  Huh?  That is what our Tennessee knuckleheads told her.