Treacherous Tuesday

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Here’s a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, “When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of corporations in the United States in the US public media?”

In the abstract, it seems like a silly question. So let me rephrase it:

When was the last time you heard in the media that Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Donald Trump both support Citizens United and it’s concept that corporations are people?

When was the last time you heard that Hillary Clinton has said, repeatedly, that repealing Citizens United is at the top of her agenda when it comes to picking Supreme Court nominees? Or that Donald Trump wants to put somebody on the court who will reverse Roe v. Wade, and make it illegal for women to get abortions (and, possibly, many forms of birth control) in the US?

And when was the last time you heard about the role of corporations in education? Johnson and the Libertarian Party think that all state and federal funding for schools — from elementary school all the way through college — should end.

Thom Hartmann @ TRUTHOUT

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10 Responses to Treacherous Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Until war stops being such a lucrative business, it will never end.

    Until we improve education and stop producing idiots, it will never end.

    Until the bad cops are fired instead of firing their weapons indiscriminately, it will never end.

    Until Citizens v United is overturned, returning the country to the people, it will never end.

    Until the American people look up from their Smartphones and realize while they were technologically sleeping their country was hijacked by corporate interests, it will never end.

  2. º¿carol says:

    Busy today running around. Gas station, bank, library, video store, grocery store, McDonalds and took Bob to his doctor appointment in Mason. Going to take Bob to a pain clinic up in Lansing, see if they can do anything for his back. The vicodin isn’t cutting it.

    Cool weather is here and I like it. So tired of sweating. I need to lose weight this winter, I think the extra weight is what made me sweat so much this summer. I better get rid of some pounds before summer. Might have to cut out the beer. *sniff* 😦

  3. º¿carol says:

    This is our last day of data restriction on my internet. New billing period starts over tomorrow. Had to go 6 days this dime with dial-up speed. Last month it was 12 days. This month I was more careful than usual about not watching little videos people post on FB and I STILL ran us over.

    They sent us a survey that took 20 minutes to fill out. Made sure we were “completely dissatisfied with our Exede satellite internet.

    I just now tried to open The Detroit Free Press, it wouldn’t open so screw it. I’ll try the Lansing State Journal, but I’m sure that one won’t open either. I know FaceBook will, so I might as well go there next.

  4. David B. Benson says:

    Just 11 minutes and 5 seconds to the Hillside Cafe in the 78 °F heat. Thence from the EME Building counterclockwise to C Street gave a daily total of 106 minutes, a bit slow. Saw a dead pigeon and some live grasshoppers.

    Having some Pellegrino and then some Honig.

    This Indian Summer is going on and on.

    Day 3: 188+106=294 minutes.

  5. David B. Benson says:

    Back from the vocal recital by faculty suprano Julie Anne Wieck with piano by Karen Savage, who studied performance piano at Julliard. Stunning.

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