Daily Kos: Wisconsin - Awestruck, a photo diary
Where are you, Mr. President?
Flashback from candidate Obama: ‘I’ll walk the picket line with you’�|�Raw Replay:
"During a 2007 campaign speech in Spartanburg, South Carolina, then-Senator Obama told supports he would fight for collective bargaining rights if he was elected president.
“And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself. I’ll walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States.”"
_______Shock Doctrine, U.S.A. - NYTimes.com:
"Here’s a thought: maybe Madison, Wis., isn’t Cairo after all. Maybe it’s Baghdad — specifically, Baghdad in 2003, when the Bush administration put Iraq under the rule of officials chosen for loyalty and political reliability rather than experience and competence."But, also, Egypt and not in the recent good way.
Legal Schnauzer: Is the United States Becoming More and More Like Egypt?
There are no budget problems. The problem is lack of revenue. Now where would some revenue be... hmm.....
Exclusive: Non-partisan ‘US Uncut’ group demands corporations pay taxes | The Raw Story:
"WASHINGTON – Corporate tax evasion has evolved into a virtual art form. Two-thirds of US corporations didn't pay so much as a dime in taxes between 1998 and 2005, exploiting a multitude of loopholes, according to a Congressional report."
Good ol' Ben. Keepin' it real.
Letters of Note: Older mistresses are so grateful!!:
"From the pen of Benjamin Franklin in 1745 comes a once-scandalous letter to an unnamed recipient (very possibly fictitious but rumoured to be Cadwallader Colden) in which he begins by suggesting marriage as the best remedy for the young man's sexual urges. In the event of marriage being out of the question for his friend however, Franklin then goes on to write an eight-strong list detailing the advantages of an older mistress which, due to its 'obscene' nature, resulted in its being omitted from published collections of his writings during the 19th Century."