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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 12:52 PM
Number of posts: 14,081

About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

Journal Archives

Scott Walker is pond scum.

He signed the Republican bills weakening duly elected Democrats power.
Now we have to sue and hope the courts are not as corrupt as all Republicans.
We need to unleash holy hell in 2020.
No Republicans left in office anywhere!

Syndicated columnist censored for writing about risks of hedge funds, billionaires buying newspapers

This is where we are now, America.

Syndicated columnist censored for writing about the risks of hedge funds and billionaires buying newspapers

https://boingboing.net/2018/12/10/money-talks-and-silences.html?fbclid=IwAR2sLfLMZ0RNyo8LJ9BD4Kb-tCRQdzYgYLYAm76b4gef0z5y0bqfh3QTJTY

"Jim Hightower is a longstanding, respected columnist distributed by Creators Syndicate -- but Creators refused to distribute his latest column, "Free the Free Press from Wall Street Plunderers," which warns about Wall Street vultures like Digital First Media and GateHouse Media buying up newspapers, including the Austin Statesman.

The Austin Chronicle reports that Creators wouldn't distribute the column because it feared retribution from the Wall Street firms; Creators managing editor Simone Slykhous told the Chronicle that "We have more than 200 columnists and cartoonists, and our job is to make sure that our actions do not negatively impact them."

Thankfully, the Texas Observer has run Hightower's column, the story of which is perhaps more persuasive on the risks that Hightower warns against than his column itself.

The buyers are hedge-fund scavengers with names like Digital First and GateHouse. They know nothing about journalism and care less, for they’re ruthless Wall Street profiteers out to grab big bucks fast by slashing the journalistic and production staffs of each paper, voiding all employee benefits (from pensions to free coffee in the breakroom), shriveling the paper’s size and news content, selling the presses and other assets, tripling the price of their inferior product – then declaring bankruptcy, shutting down the paper, and auctioning off the bones before moving on to plunder another town’s paper.
...more at link"

The Jim Hightower Column They Don’t Want You to Read
https://www.texasobserver.org/the-jim-hightower-column-they-dont-want-you-to-read/

"A two-panel cartoon I recently saw showed a character with a sign saying: “First they came for the reporters.” In the next panel, his sign says: “We don’t know what happened after that.”

It was, of course, a retort to Donald Trump’s ignorant campaign to demonize the news media as “ the enemy of the people.” But when it comes to America’s once-proud newspapers, their worst enemy is not Trump – nor is it the rising cost of newsprint or the “free” digital news on websites. Rather, the demise of the real news reporting by our city and regional papers is a product of their profiteering owners. Not the families and companies that built and nurtured true journalism, but the new breed of fast-buck hucksters who’ve scooped up hundreds of America’s newspapers from the bargain bins of media sell-offs.

The buyers are hedge-fund scavengers with names like Digital First and GateHouse. They know nothing about journalism and care less, for they’re ruthless Wall Street profiteers out to grab big bucks fast by slashing the journalistic and production staffs of each paper, voiding all employee benefits (from pensions to free coffee in the breakroom), shriveling the paper’s size and news content, selling the presses and other assets, tripling the price of their inferior product – then declaring bankruptcy, shutting down the paper, and auctioning off the bones before moving on to plunder another town’s paper.

By 2014, America’s two largest media chains were not venerable publishers who believe that a newspaper’s mission includes a commitment to truth and a civic responsibility, but GateHouse and Digital First, whose managers believe that good journalism is measured by the personal profit they can squeeze from it. As revealed last year in anAmerican Prospect article, GateHouse executives had demanded that its papers cut $27 million from their operating expenses. Thousands of newspaper employees suffered that $27 million cut in large part because one employee – the hedge fund’s CEO – had extracted $54 million in personal pay from the conglomerate, including an $11 million bonus.""
more at link..."

The suspence is terrible...

Republican presidents only look good in hindsight and by comparison.

In my life Republicans have picked some horrible people to be their candidates and our presidents.
Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Bush Jr and Trump.
They keep getting worse and after Nixon a lot of us didn't think that was possible.

Nixon - crook. Period.
Reagan - OMG Everything bad in our country started during Reagans years in office.
Bush - just kept that train going. Crashed the economy for a second time since he and reagan took office.
Bush Jr - I didn't think we could have a dumber or more corrupt president at the time. I was wrong.
Then came Trump.

Gerald Ford is literally the best Republican President of my life time
Why?
Republican voters didn't pick him!

So sure, to many Bush looks great, now that he's gone and not Trump.
Because Republican presidents only look good in hindsight and by comparison.

Willie Horton

Cindy Hyde Smith has been accused of being a racist so she's bringing Trump in for a rally

(and maybe a cross burning?) to confirm it tonight in Mississippi.
This might be the night Trump uses the N-word on stage.

There are so many of Trump's associates singing they could start a choir.

Now Corsi is going to sing in a plea deal he's working on with Mueller.
Mueller isn't a special prosecutor, he's a Choir Director.

FUCK DONALD TRUMP!!!! and Happy Thanksgiving DU!

Best License Plate Ever!

https://twitter.com/StudioKSEE/status/1065149280107716608

Anyone else concerned Trump slipped his own pardon into the stack with the turkey's?

Just me?
Okay then.
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