White House Dirty Tricks | Big surprise ~ not! William L. Schachte Jr., the man who claims Kerry was not under fire when he received his first Purple Heart, [and one of the brains behind the so-called Swift Boats for Truth] is a top lobbyist for a defense contractor that recently won a $40 million grant from the Bush administration.
Fry your brains for Bush | Rhonda Robinson reports on the "Orwellian" aspects of Illinois' new Children's Mental Health Act | Start lining up now for your own scrip of brain-damaging drugs | If you weren't mentally ill before hand... you'll be sure some CT-scan down the road will show patterns of brain atrophy | Special thanks to the Pharma Industry |
Road Warrior for President | Well, we already have one Messianic Whack Job running for the office | Why narrow the field? [My apologies to folks with diagnosed mental diorders, I do not mean to lump anyone into the same category as either Dubya or Mel]
Fat Cats eat no lean | Now that Congress has said you can't make overtime, a new survey is released that shows that CEOs from the 50 corporations that have outsourced the most jobs from developped/higher income nations have fed themselves compensation and perks 46% more than they did in 2003 | Eat happy piggies, but don't complain when the slaughterhouse calls |
Redskins, Hicks, Towelheads; they all look alike to me! | Taking the lead from Robert Moses and George Armstrong Custer Agribusiness and politicians have bedded down with one another to dismantle and eradicate the small farm family way of life | Wylie Harris writes about this myopic vision |
Declaring war on weapons plant workers | Back during the Vietnam War I worked, briefly, in a place than made casings for bombs | Those of us working there made slightly above minimum wage, had 15 minute lunch breaks and worked like dogs | The machines were fast and one mis-step could reslut in serious injury | | None of us had health insurance | If we missed work we'd be fired | Dubya's gang on Pennsylvania Ave apparently thinks that's a fine way to run a sweatshop | Maybe we could make a couple more |
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