Aug. 14, 2014 By Jack Jodell.
Greetings, fellow progressives! Today, rather than presenting my usual long, one-article type of post, I will instead post a few smaller items which should be of interest…
GOOD NEWS! Remember my July 17 post in which I urged everyone to BOYCOTT WLGREENS DRUG STORES for their disgusting attempt to practice tax inversion by moving their headquarters to Switzerland? Well, I was delighted to learn last week on the “Brunch with Bernie Sanders” segment of the Thom Hartmann Program on Free Speech TV that Walgreens has scrapped the idea altogether! Evidently enough people were outraged at Walgreens’ blatant tax-dodging scheme that the corporate officers grew nervous at the possible repercussions from such a move, and they have decided instead to keep the corporate headquarters HERE and pay their fair share of taxes, as well they should! See, folks? Every so often, it DOES make sense to speak truth to power and raise hell with these greedy corporate 1%-ers! After all, NOBODY likes a crying rich man – NOBODY! Hear that, Sheldon Adelson?
Acid-tongued ANN COULTER was shooting off her mouth again recently in a most disgusting and frigid-hearted manner. Speaking about how two American missionaries were coming home, infected with the deadly Rbola virus they contracted in Liberia from going over there to aid Ebola victims, she viciously questioned why the men had gone over to the “disease-ridden cesspools” of Africa! She has been playing the Sarah Palin card for a very long time, saying outrageous and controversial things just to get attention and to thereby increase her book sales and to garner sound bytes on network news programs. Just like Palin, this snide Coulter bitch needs to be ignored completely as she has absolutely nothing of any value whatsoever to add to this nation’s political discourse – in fact, she ranks alongside child pornographers in terms of her offensiveness. Therefore, rather than boycotting Walgreens, I propose that all thinking people permanently BOYCOTT ANN COULTER!
MORE GOOD NEWS! Congress finally behaved as it used to prior to the Tea Party mudslide of 2010, and passed a bipartisan VA overhaul bill which President Obama promptly signed into law! This should end the logjam which kept needy and deserving vets from receiving rapid treatment for their medical problems. This shows there is still some hope left for Congress, but to FULLY restore a sensible, working Congress, we progressives MUST turn out in record numbers for this year’s November mid-term elections, and do all we can to rid our country of all the obstructive, government-hating reactionary Tea Party Republicans and wek-kneed, complicit Democrats that we can!
Noted war criminal DICK Cheney unfurled a new attack on the President Sunday, accusing him of projecting “weakness” around the world, blah, blah, blah...why ANYBODY still gives this warmonger any air time or credibility at all is unfathomable. Will somebody – ANYBODY – please rendition this criminal to the Hague to stand trial for, and be convicted of, the numerous war crimes and murders his insane “preventative attack” policies wrought in the bogus Iraq War he produced out of thin air in 2003? While you’re at it, please rendition George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld to the Hague to be tried for the same war crimes too – justice demands that these men pay for their plundering and murderous crimes!
——————————————————————————————————————- Were you lucky enough to have the funds or the free time to take a nice, relaxing vacation this summer? If you’re like a growing number of Americans, your answer is probably “no.” Did you know that the United States is the ONLY advanced economy in the world that does NOT guarantee ANY paid vacation days? Regrettably, that is true. While the more advanced economies of western Europe and Canada provide for guaranteed paid vacation days (because they are very attuned to maintaining the economic, emotional, physical, and cultural well-being of their citizens), here in the U.S. – that so-called “land of the free” – the only economic “freedom” we evidently care about is the freedom for the wealthy 1% elite MINORITY to exploit the 99% MAJORITY below them. Yes, since Reagan was President, we have seen a steady erosion in wages, benefits, and buying power, and a steady increase in hours worked and the use of credit, which is a tool used by wealthy bankers to further enslave the middle class and working poor. Enter a marvelous new group called the Vacation Equality Project. They have our backs and are pushing for the adoption of some sort of similar guaranteed paid vacation ime for every working American, to bring this country in line with every other major worldwide economy. As suitable time off from work is a legitimate “pursuit of happiness”, I’m sure even Founding Father Thomas Jefferson would approve. Google “Vacation Equality Project” and give your endorsement to this very noble and just cause! 🙂
———————————————————————————————–Rumor has it that the all-time political bimbo Sarah Palin recently emerged from a plane drunk and started speaking to the crowd in a way even more disoriented and garbled than she normally does. Just Google “Sarah Palin drunk” and watch her stumble through her incoherent babble. How this immature, moronic little girl ever became the Republican 2008 vice-presidential nominee still befuddles me a full 6 years later! Now this little idiot has launched her own internet television network, and is hoping there will be enough demented suckers to actually subscribe to it – the twit has installed cameras and microphones in every room of her house to catch any stream-of-UNconsciousness babble which may erupt from her mouth. How vain and greedy can this imbecile be?
It is with sadness that we must mark the untimely passing of comic icon Robin Williams at the age of only 63. Brilliant and gifted, we will always fondly remember him for his endearing portrayal of an alien on Mork and Mindy. And no one but he could have pulled off Popeye so well. He proved his versatility many times over with superb performances in Good Morning Vietnam , Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, and a good many others. Extremely quick-witted and hilariously funny, he will be sorely missed by millions!