Monday, March 01, 2010

Space Chair

Stop outsourcing our security. These bastards profit from continuous war, so wouldn't it stand to reason that they'll do anything to protect their business?

Ban private security forces.

If we are going to fling tons of wasted money at the military and military contractors, might as well make them, you know, work as security.

Blackwater Took Hundreds Of US Weapons From Military, Afghan Police Using 'South Park' Alias:
"Employees of the CIA-connected private security corporation Blackwater diverted hundreds of weapons, including more than 500 AK-47 assault rifles, from a U.S. weapons bunker in Afghanistan intended to equip Afghan policemen, according to an investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee."

Yup. Damn black people trying to register to vote.

TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect:
"The Senate is holding a hearing today where several current and former Blackwater employees will be testifying, but honestly the only way Congress would stop giving Blackwater money is if it started registering black people to vote."

Excellent read and Obama is shatting all over his brand.

Naomi Klein on how corporate branding has taken over America | Books | The Guardian:
"The risk – and it is real – is that the response will be waves of bitter cynicism, particularly among the young people for whom the Obama campaign was their first taste of politics. Most won't switch parties, they'll just do what young people used to do during elections: stay home, tune out."

Democrat Youth Support Dwindling:
"WASHINGTON — Whither the youth vote? A year after backing Barack Obama by an overwhelming 2-to-1 ratio, young adults are quickly cooling toward Democrats amid dissatisfaction over the lack of change in Washington and an escalating war in Afghanistan.

A study by the Pew Research Center, being released Wednesday, highlights the eroding support from 18-to-29 year olds whose strong turnout in November 2008 was touted by some demographers as the start of a new Democratic movement."

Christian ignorance = redundant.

Maddow: Christian ignorance revives discrimination in Virginia | Raw Story


Interesting. Winds may not be blowing as hard in the other direction as one might think.

Daily Kos: Texans send millions to Democrats:
"A Houston Chronicle analysis of congressional campaign contributions in the 2010 election season found that Texans are shipping millions of dollars to out-of-state candidates this year, and most of the recipients are Democrats.

Eight of the top 10 non-Texas recipients of Lone Star State political money are Democrats. Overall, Democrats are receiving about 60 percent of the $6,823,766 in Texas money headed to Senate and House candidates in other states, according to Federal Election Commission filings through Feb. 10."

Because it is freaking cool:

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