Slick Saturday


The presidential primaries offer a single choice for both Democrats and Republicans to vote for empire and permanent war. This year’s entertainment spectacle, what we call democratic elections, is a particularly gross circus of meaninglessness, misinformation, sound bites, and lies. Both parties are in support in the continuation of the US/NATO global empire of permanent war and the protection of the capital of the global 1%. Even Bernie Sanders calls for drone strikes and continued war on Isis and other evil terrorists.

Neo-fascists, racists, and misogynistic people are finding new voice with Donald Trump’s presidential bid. Neo-conservatives and fundamentalists found hope with Ted Cruz. Moderates, liberals and women see Hillary Clinton as a chance for Supreme Court balance and gender equality, and left-leaning liberals are cheering for democratic socialist Sanders to save our economy by breaking up big banks and restoring trust in government.

The mobilization of millions of young people in support of Sanders offers them a hope of real change, similar to the false hope millions expressed eight years ago. None of the candidates above offer any solutions for the permanent war on terror, US/NATO presence in 130 countries, massive wasteful spending on arms, neo-liberal economic policies, governmental austerity, global refugees, and human rights for the three billion people living on less than $3 a day. None of the above suggests reinstatement of Habeas Corpus, an expanded Bill of Rights, complete electronic privacy, full governmental transparency, or the bail out of the $1 trillion student loan debt.



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13 Responses to Slick Saturday

  1. David B. Benson says:



  2. Den says:

    Divide and conquer.


  3. jimhitchcock says:

    Gotta go in for a partial paroritidectomy soon, pissed, don’t like disruption in my life.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    South on Grand Avenue, thence up to Shopko in 47 minutes to pick up my prescriptions. Exactly another 30 minutes to the Birch & Barley which is completely full, this being graduation day. So I am sitting in the bar.

    Lovely day, 75 °F without a single cloud but with a gentle breeze. Saw black birds and a hawk. More singing in the trees. Before setting out there were two juvenile squirrels being weaned. In all these years I never saw such young squirrels before.


    • jimhitchcock says:

      Yesterday ’bout 11:25 PM I heard this amazing screeching happening 20 feet or so from my front door. Went on for less than a minute, then heard a thump against my neighbors house. Went and opened the door and turned on the light in time to see a small deer hightailing it toward the road. My neighbor came out and saw a coyote fleeing in the other direction.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Another 28 minutes, and up the p. stairs, to Sloan. Watched 3 hawks circle in a thermal until almost out of sight. Fail to understand how they can spot mice from that altitude.

      Day 7: 160+47+30+28=265 minutes, not shabby.


  5. Den says:

    Managed to do absolutely not a dam thing all day, long term pain wears ya out, took a two hour nap at 10, downhill from there, ebbing, put me to bed day. *yawn*


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