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Savage Austerity by Cindy Sheehan

"Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class." James Connolly, Irish Freedom Fighter and founder of the Irish Labor Party “We’re all in this together,” is the chorus the ruling class loves to sing while it simultaneously bestows  “quantitative easing” upon banks after imposing “savage austerity” measures on the working class. I have been worried about Obama’s Bowles-Simpson “Cat Food Commission” (CFC) on reducing the deficit since it was announced, and it turns out my worries were well founded. Besides suggesting raising the retirement age to an ungodly 69, savage cuts to Social Security and Medicare are proposed. Who needs Social Security and Medicare? Not the elite, but they are not forgotten in the CFC plan, the CFC also proposes to REDUCE taxes on the top earners from an already too low 35%, to an absolutely obscene 23%! Obama is following the international sport of the ruling class o

See George Write by Cindy Sheehan

So George Bush wrote a book—if you believe that, you probably also believe he actually won the elections in 2000 and 2004. Yes, I am sure, George, who couldn’t string two coherent words together without the help of a team of speech-writers and policy makers, wrote a 512 page book all by his widdle self. Whatever! Can you even imagine George at a computer keyboard, with a full ashtray next to him and a half finished scotch within easy reach, pounding away at his “book?” That image makes me giggle. I have written five books, it’s hard work and “Junior” has never had to do a spot of hard work in his entire life and has been constantly bailed out of bad judgment (Decisions?) and the military draft by George Senior and his friends. George calls his book Decision Points. What a title for the ol’ Decider himself! George’s “Decisions” rank near the very top in U.S. history for heartache and despair, and reportedly, in the book, he says that his biggest “failure” as POTUS was not priv

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Remember, Remember by Cindy Sheehan

“Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission .” “V” from the Movie : V for Vendetta I arrived in London on November 5 th , tired and cranky from 12 hours on a cramped and crowded airplane with flight attendants calling everyone “darling” with a smiling mask that hid the fact that all they really wanted to do was slap the passenger that asked for another cup of tea; and sick from a virus my grandbabies gave me which was exacerbated by the dry airplane re-circulated stale air. As soon as I got to my closet called a hotel room in Paddington Square in the afternoon, I collapsed. A few hours later, I was

Slack Jawed Corporate Tools by Cindy Sheehan

I am laid up today with a virus that I picked up from my grandbabies, so I finally took the opportunity to watch a movie I have been wanting to watch forever: 2004’s Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hillary Swank as badass woman’s suffragist, Alice Paul. Alice Paul and her friend, Lucy Burns, were two educated, young, and modern women who moved to Washington, DC to lobby for a constitutional amendment giving the women the right to vote, over six-score years after the U.S. Constitution was ratified, extending the right to vote to only propertied white men, and 50 years after black men received that right. While we still live in a chauvinistic nation that hasn’t ratified an Equal Rights’ Amendment, the sacrifices and commitment that our early sisters made has advanced the female cause here in the U.S. dramatically. They were arrested protesting in front of the White House during a Democratic Wilson administration, imprisoned, tortured and force-fed while on hunger strike (this stuff didn’t ju