Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Obama Freezes Domestic Discretionary Spending As The US Economic Ship Begins To Go Under

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Cabale News ServiceJanuary 26 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: We're In Deeper (Economic) Trouble Than We mThink Or... The Congress-Rats Head For The Hawsers As Obama Freezes Domestic Discretionary Spending And The Economic Ship Of State Begins To Slide Under The Waves

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In The News:
Northern Ireland's power sharing government is coming apart. The UK and the Republic of Ireland are holding emergency talks before the inevitable shooting war starts.

In Iraq, the government has executed 'Chemical Ali', who allegedly killed approximately 5000 Kurds with US supplied poison gases, when in reality, the US CIA financed MEK killed more Kurds in the US backed proxy war on Iran.

The acquittal of the Blackwater mercenaries responsible for the Nisoor Square civilian massacre will be appealed by the Obama administration's DOJ attorneys.

Radio Caracas Venezuela has been pulled from the air in because they are refusing to carry the government required presidential speeches by Hugo Chavez

In Washington, quite a few congresscritters who voted themselves the governmental version of Golden Parachutes over the years are getting out when the going gets tough, and retiring in lieu of running for their seats again.

Speaking of "The going gets tough...", tomorrow's state of the union is going to bring a historic event. The Obama Administration is going to announce a three year freeze on Domestic Discretionary spending... Kiss your social services goodbye even as the US economic cookie crumbles.

There WILL NOT be a three year freeze on financing our wars.
"We are in the midst of fighting a war and have security needs. We're going to fund those security needs as necessary," one of the officials told reporters, speaking on condition of anonymity." --Reuters
A sampling of the political blogosphere on the topic from Firedog Lake:
* OpenLeft: “This is Bush-style idiocy.”
* Americablog: “I guess Evan Bayh and Ben Nelson will think it’s a good idea.”
* 538: “…on par with John McCain’s “suspending my campaign” gaffe.”
* Orange Satan: “…unalloyed idiocy.”
* MyDD: “Barack Obama may as well hold up a big sign that says, “I want Democrats to lose Congress.”
* Atrios: “We are ruled by idiots.”
* DeLong: “…a perfect example of the fundamental unseriousness of Barack Obama and his administration.”
* Digby: “We are all neo-Hooverists now.”
* Yglesias: “I suspect this initiative was deliberately leaked to progressive bloggers in an effort to get denounced by the left and I don’t want to give them the satisfaction.” [In Full]

News of note in the current US economic DEPRESSION
Kiss ONE of your (3...4) 16 hour a week jobs with no benefits buh-bye:

Walmart To Lay Off 11,200 Sam's Club Staffers

"...mostly part-timers, who offer food samples and showcase products to customers. The company also eliminated 1,200 workers who recruit new members."

Last year, the folks who DID get 'bennies' went buh-bye:

Walmart to Lay Off Up to 800 Employees at Headquarters
Walmart Stores is laying off 700 to 800 employees from its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters, including marketing personnel.

James Howard Kunstler gives his opinion of the state of the US economy and the cretins (like the sitting president) who control it:

"Now, one big question is how come the president waited until after the Massachusetts election debacle to man up with the banks? Did it only just come to him that they were looting the nation -- with government assistance? Pretty obviously nobody will believe that Mr. Obama is sincere about reigning in fraud-ridden Wall Street until he issues pink slips to the Goldman Sachs alumni who have been running him like a radio-controlled monster truck.." [In Full]

Meanwhile, "Raw Story" gives 'old meaning' to the word 'shred'...

Kucinich shreds Democrats for betraying the promise of change (Dennis Kucinich Interview)

Also see: Why Do Democrats Keep Calling the Alarm and Pressing the Snooze?
(It is time for the majority party in this country to prove they have the convictions of the soul that gave them the opportunity to serve in the public’s interest.)

While the disaster industrial complex rakes in the bucks over the avoidable humanitarian disaster that is Haiti:
"On the other side (from the military industrial complex's involvement in disaster relief) are the purportedly well-meaning organizations that comprise part of what has been called the "disaster-industrial complex." Among these are entities like the Red Cross that see their coffers drastically inflate during times of acute crisis, but don't always see fit to disburse the bulk of the resources received to the people who need it most. Such mainstream charities often partner with multinational corporations to create disturbing synergies like giving out Wal-Mart gift cards or feeding contractors rather than hungry locals. Even in cases where these entities perform charitable works in good conscience, they often find themselves in the position of perpetuating a marginal existence for the "victims" rather than addressing the root causes of impoverishment and imposed vulnerability that made the disaster possible in the first instance." [In Full]

The New York Times waits four or more years until the US government can develop an alibi for the cultural annihilation of a Native American tribal group along the Arizona/Mexico border know for it's kindness to stranded migrant workers traversing the US/Mexican Sonoran desert.

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Monday, January 25, 2010
Shame on the New York Times for Fueling Border Misery
Shame on the New York Times: The truth could have meant one less person would have been beaten, raped or murdered this year by US Border Patrol agents

By Brenda Norrell

UPDATE: Ofelia Rivas response to article

(Photo: Angie Ramon at the site of her son Bennett Patricio's death/Photo Brenda Norrell; Photo 2: US Border Patrol spy camera focused on O'odham home; Photo 3: Migrant detention center called 'dog cage' by Indigenous on Tohono O'odham land. Photo Ofelia Rivas.)

SELLS, Ariz. -- Shame on the New York Times for failing to tell the real story of the Tohono O'odham border and the complicity between elected Tohono O'doham officials, tribal police and US Border Patrol agents. The truth could have meant that one less person would have been beaten, raped or murdered this year by US Border Patrol agents.

Today's article in the New York Times, "War Without Borders," is the typical mainstream article on the Arizona border, which supports more militarization and abuse at the border.

News reporter Erik Echholm offers a superficial view of the situation, focusing on drug trafficking, rather than revealing the real story.

If the reporter had spent more time here, knew more Tohono O'odham, and listened more to the Tohono O'odham, instead of the profiteering politicians, the New York Times would have told a different story.

Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham on the border, describes her encounter with the reporter and what he failed to include in the article... [In Full]
(PS... The Tohono were setting up water and safety stations in the US/Mexican Sonoran desert for stranded migrants... can't have that!)

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