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Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Morning News

Posted by on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Quit Your Goddamn Whining, America, Taxes Are How Society Freaking Functions: Most Americans in 2010 paid less in total taxes than they would have 30 years ago.

King County's Independent-Contract Public Defender System to Become a State Agency?: Has been praised as "spiritually separate." Why is it changing? I am confused.

Susan Rice and Africa: The potential Sec of State was part of a move to embrace Africa's leaders as partners since the Rwanda genocide. But is there too much looking the other way at what those leaders actually do?

Israel Calls Palestine Vote "Negative Political Theater": And the U.S. backs. If anybody knows from negative political theater, it's Israel and the U.S. When. Will. This. Change.

The United Nations: Makes highly unfortunate Twitter typos too.

Ireland's Strict Anti-Abortion Laws: Killed this woman.

There Is A Sick, Old Coyote in Volunteer Park: And authorities plan to shoot the coyote.

Snowy Owls Are Here!: "...taking out a seagull in an alleyway brawl on Capitol Hill."

A Day With No Violent Crime: In New York City. (Where Christmas camels go walking every morning.)

How Romantic: A baby girl named Lucy was born on the ferry Tacoma yesterday. Meanwhile, the US birth rate drops to its lowest since 1920.

Egyptian Constitution Being Written: Clause where women can be "held accountable if her public role conflicts with her family duties."

This Weekend in Transgender History: The story of Christine Jorgensen, eventually crowned Woman of the Year by the Scandinavian Society in New York.

Shakeup at Oregon Ballet Theatre: Christopher Stowell (son of PNB founders) resigns mid-season.

Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) was born on this day. She was the first African American woman elected to Congress and the first major-party African American candidate for President of the United States. Here she is. (With that, adios until my next Morning News shift!)


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so why did Danny's letter get pulled yesterday?

what gives?

did Danny violate his probation?

one TransPhobic eruption too many?
Posted by please get back to us. stat...... on November 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM · Report this
If I had a dollar for every sick old coyote roaming through Volunteer Park...
Posted by six shooter on November 30, 2012 at 9:29 AM · Report this
"Quit Your Goddamn Whining, America, Taxes..."

spoken like a true 47%er
Posted by Taxation Without Representation on November 30, 2012 at 9:49 AM · Report this
@2: You'd have more money if you had a dollar for every kink freak hoping to meet up with the sick old coyote.
Posted by Thinking Clearly on November 30, 2012 at 9:54 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
If I had a dollar for everyone who whines about taxes and wants everything for free, I'd be rich.
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 30, 2012 at 9:58 AM · Report this
let us fix this for you, Jen;

"Ireland's Shitty Socialist Healthcare System: Killed this woman."

btw thanks for breaking this story.....
Posted by but take some consolation, they killed her baby too... on November 30, 2012 at 9:59 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
@3 um, dude, you are the 47%.

My relatives, including my dad, paid income taxes back when most people didn't pay income taxes, because they weren't rich.

Now, he's a vet living in Vermont, where the median income is $15,000 and he gets by fine living modestly.

We pay for you tax-subsidized hedge fund managers. We made our money when capital gains was 40 pct and income tax was 90 pct. You're the whiners, trying to fight wars without taxing for them.
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM · Report this

nice story gramps. zzzzzzzzzzzz......

are you referring to Danny's war in Iraq or Obama's War of Necessity in Afghanistan?
Posted by don't let us interrupt your nap... on November 30, 2012 at 10:07 AM · Report this
The birthrate is currently half what it was 50 years ago.

but relax; Danny assures us that marriage is just fine, thanks.

not only were twice as many kids born then but 90% were born to married parents.

compared to less than half now.

but relax; Danny assures us that marriage is just fine. thanks.

Posted by by all means let's keep slaughtering 1,000,000 babies a year on November 30, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
American Vileness . . . .Israeli Vileness

Following the United Nations' vote on Palestinian autonomy, the representative of the USA (I'm very sorry to say), Susan Rice, uttered the most atrociously vile, crass and insulting speech against that vote and the Palestinians.

Hillary Clinton's remarks were only slightly less insulting, but that was to be expected from a Clinton. (Surprisingly, Chelsea Clinton has finally departed McKinsy --- perhaps there remains hope for at least one Clinton?)

The UN vote accords the Palestinians living on occupied lands a unique UN status --- too long in the coming --- similar to that of the Vatican, which was granted sovereignty in 1929 by fascist Benito Mussolini, primarily for the purpose of acting as a conduit for money laundering during the war (WWII).

(The position of the International Chamber of Commerce at the United Nations, in perpetuity, no doubt enjoys far, far greater power and perks.)

The vile remarks by Rice and Clinton, representing the Obama administration, do not represent the sentiments of millions of Americans, other than AIPAC, JINSA and neocon Christian extremists.

The depopulation policy of Palestine, taking many forms and exhibiting many variations, was first formulated in Israel back in the 1960s, when an intelligence study extrapolated a majority population of Palestinians by the year 2000.

It has since been fully documented that immediately after the events of 9/11/01, the Israeli government took historical video footage of a group of Palestinians celebrating, and broadcasted that video on Israeli and American television, propagandizing the event in the most despicable manner possible, to the Israelis' advantage.

Whether it was such vile propaganda as that, or the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty,…

we must never forget --- or ignore --- the war crimes of any country or state-involved entity.

We should always beware of the propaganda of Zionists (and understand that not all Jews are Zionists, and not all Zionists are Jews) --- whether it's a recent Zionist-authored book claiming that the Vietnamese assassinated President John F. Kenney (*$&#&*@*(@), or the silly drivel from Zionist Jonathan Kay, a fellow at the next version of PNAC, or Project for a New American Century, the Foundation in Defense of Democracies --- as neocon as neocon can get (remarkably, Kay received an incredible amount of coverage multiple times for his little-read book on "conspiracy theory" on NPR, and APM, and PRI, and CBC, etc.).

When State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, prattles on and on, please be advised that she is the wife of one of the founding members of that former outfit, the ultra-neocon PNAC, and it was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who reappointed that guy from George W. Bush's inner circle, Marc Grossman, to her staff, the very same Grossman who was fingered by Sibel Edmonds as a member of a nuclear secrets-selling gang.

These activities aren't really political, simply portrayed endlessly at the level of political theater.

When Nixon and Richard Helms' CIA expand a fortune to overthrow the Chilean government, which led to the assassination of their military commander-in-chief, and the eventual takeover by the incredibly murderous Gen. Pinochet (Project Fu/Belt), they were working at the instigation and behest of the multinational corporations, led by ITT.

When in 1969 a SEAL team (Sea Air Land special warfare commandos) designated Delta Platoon SEAL Team One, went into a Mekong village to capture a Viet Cong leader who was supposed to be there, they killed civilians --- to preserve their stealth --- on the way in and on their way out, killing 21 civilians --- the elderly, women and children, without finding any VC leaders (their officer leader would be awarded a medal for this op!).

President Kennedy originally created the SEALs as a military aid to pro-democracy movements and anti-dictator insurgency movements around the world, not as an assassination squad against innocent civilians.

The selective political assassinations in the 1960s --- President Kennedy in 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy in 1968, and others --- were initiated by the plutocrats to profit the plutocrats; to halt and counter legislation which would have interfered with their growing profits, to allow for war expansion and war profiteering.

Unless we fully understand the sheer greed and profit motive behind all the tediously endless political theater, we will never comprehend who the real enemy --- the primary enemy --- is.

Fire a CEO lackey --- but the same owners (really masters) remain.

Capitalism is violence.………
(from the above link)
According to the Church Committee report, in their meeting with CIA Director Richard Helms and Attorney General John Mitchell on 15 September 1970 President Nixon and his National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger, directed the CIA to prevent Allende from taking power. They were “not concerned [about the] risks involved,” according to Helms’ notes. In addition to political action, Nixon and Kissinger, according to Helms’s notes, ordered steps to “make the economy scream.”

In 1975, the Senate Subcommittee on Multinationals, under the chairmanship of Frank Church of Idaho, began hearings on the political connections of major American corporations:…
Posted by sgt_doom on November 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 11
I see you missed the similar spew from Canada, @10.

@8 why do you hate vets so? were you dropped on your head while fleeing Vietnam by living in France too?
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM · Report this
leek 12
Every so often anonymous posts prove interesting. I wish there were a tool to weed out those that are definitely NOT interesting by searching for the word "Danny."
Posted by leek on November 30, 2012 at 11:11 AM · Report this
@12 -- Savage makes those posts. Read them in as if they were written by a guilt-inducing Jewish mother (or in that annoying voice in the back of your head that questions every compliment and minimizes your every success.)

In fact, SLOG is even more fun if you pretend every comment (but mine) is posted by one of WIS's many personalities.
Posted by six shooter on November 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 14

I declare this thread DOA.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM · Report this

Please make it so that when you click on the links it opens a new tab!
It is so annoying to have to hit the back button and then it skips to the wrong section of the page if you've opened any previous stories!

Otherwise, I enjoy your picks for the daily news. Doing that one little thing would make it perfect!
Posted by fotoeve on November 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM · Report this

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