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Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Politics, What's Left | 8 comments

President Obama’s Efforts to “Destroy America” a Disastrous Failure

 

US President Barack Obama sings with Santa during the finale fo the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree December 1, 2011 at The Ellipse in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

 

President Obama has failed again.

Born in Kenya to radicalized parents, Barack Obama was cultivated as the perfect sleeper cell for Muslim extremism.  Sent clandestinely by hard-line Islamic conspirators to Hawaii, and then Chicago, his orders were to infiltrate the democratic system, fool the populace, get elected to high office, and implement policies that would ultimately destroy America.  Given the expectations, President Obama has been failure of historic proportions.

Since President Obama assumed office seven years ago in a rigged national election tainted by voter fraud — a global financial meltdown was averted, unemployment has been cut nearly in half, the stock market rocketed up 192 percent, 32 million Americans enjoyed health coverage for the first time, gas prices fell by 35 percent, inflation is non-existent, the U.S. automotive industry was saved, and Democrats appear to be all but assured of controlling the executive branch for at least another four-year term.  None of this was supposed to happen.  President Obama can’t seem to do anything right.

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Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Politics, What's Left | 7 comments

“Thoughts and Prayers” Have Become Beneath Our Contempt

 

 

 

Yesterday, there was another mass shooting in America.

That was the 355th murderous tirade this year, a rate of more than one mass shooting per day.  More than 600 innocents have been killed by guns, and 1,620 seriously injured.  That’s in addition to the tens of thousands of gun accidents, domestic altercations, and countless other tragedies which have involved the misuse of firearms.

U.S.A!  U.S.A!  America, fuck yeah.

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Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Politics, Rants and Raves, What's Left | 1 comment

Capitalism’s Hamster Wheel Spinning Out of Control

 

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If and when the chronicle of capitalism’s decline and ultimate demise gets written, the ideal starting point as to why the fall happened would be today’s grotesque gargoyle of greed — better known as “Black Friday.”

Nothing so acutely illustrates the twisted paradox of our collective values than humbly folding out hands together, bowing our heads, and giving thanks for the blessings we have on one day….and the very next morning (or increasingly, later that same night!) storming out of the house and diving hysterically, clutching credit card in hand, into the national mosh pit of bargain-hunting mass madness.  The hypocrisy goes beyond epidemic.

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Politics, What's Left | 1 comment

Fracking the Media: Can We Have TOO MANY Different News Sources?

 

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Fracking the Media:  Does shrinking and therefore dividing news sources sabotage our common understanding of reality and impede compromise?  Might this spell the end of democracy?

Writer’s Note:  Today’s essay is a continuation somewhat of yesterday’s topic, “Are Twitter and Facebook Flaming Out?” which can be read HERE.

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Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Politics, What's Left | 5 comments

Are Twitter and Facebook Flaming Out?

 

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A thought-provoking essay appeared today online, “Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It),” authored by Umair Haque.  I urge everyone to read it.  If accurate (and I believe it is), the future doesn’t portend very well for traditional social media outlets, particularly the two most popular platforms in the United States — Twitter and Facebook.

In his essay, Haque describes Twitter as what was once the embodiment of a Utopian promise, that an instantly-accessible open global town square would become the centrifuge for creative thoughts and new ideas which could be freely expressed, without censorship nor commercial viability.  Posts could be compressed into a single, easily-digestible cliffnote of just 140 characters, be blasted out, and then receive instant feedback.  Presumably, one’s own devoted army of followers serve both as a sounding board and a filter to the vast greater universe beyond.  Post something truly profound, and it just might get re-tweeted into the thousands.

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