Category: in bed with the red

Funny: guy who gave felonious banks trillions warns public servants that social programs are expensive

Funny: guy who gave felonious banks trillions warns public servants that social programs are expensive

By Patrick Devlin In an apparent effort to highlight one of the reasons why Americans do not have universal health care, the federal minimum wage has not been raised in ten years and a vast majority of Americans live “paycheck to paycheck”, the fabulously spendy former president Barack Obama told a group(ie) meeting of recently elected Democrats that they should dream big, but watch the pennies, as they pursue fairness and equity for all Americans and robust environmental protection as legislators. With no obvious sense of irony, the former president, who presided over gifting private banking companies that are owned […]

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Safety ain’t free, you know

Safety ain’t free, you know

by Patrick Devlin As Dotard Donnie keeps us winning, capitalists keep sinning, our rights keep thinning and planes keep spinning (out of the sky) we are reminded that, although capitalism has the awesome power to foist a dimwitted narcissistic and dangerous demagogue upon us, it can’t think about keeping us safe…unless we pay more; because – “Safety ain’t free, you know”…so sez the war-profiteering and hardly free market challenged outsized driver of oblivious commerce called Boeing. As planes get grounded on tarmacs across the globe and former passengers get permanently grounded in cemeteries, it has now been reported that Boeing’s […]

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Adelphi brings banana republic pomp to university lacrosse games

Adelphi brings banana republic pomp to university lacrosse games

The Athletic Director and Lacrosse coach at a private university on Long Island, NY have claimed that they “were obliged” to play a campaign speech of President Donald Trump that was set to music as the college’s men’s lacrosse team entered the playing field before games Adelphi Athletic Director, Danny McCabe, cited the policy adopted by the sports team regarding ‘warm-up’ music as having been followed explicitly. The policy directs that warm-up music must not contain “vulgarity or inappropriate subject matter.” McCabe apparently did not consider the aggressive promotion of xenophobic and military themes to be either vulgar or inappropriate, […]

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Glass Ceilings, Maternal Instincts and Humanitarian War

Glass Ceilings,  Maternal Instincts and Humanitarian War

by Patrick Devlin I found out that we as a people (meaning Democratic party operatives) have finally broken through the glass ceiling with the nomination of Hillary Clinton to be their party’s candidate for president in 2016. And, we all know that America is woefully tardy when it comes to electing women candidates in primaries for presidential elections. Enlightened nations got the decades jump on the good ‘ol USA on this score – Golda Meir was the Prime Minister of Israel in the 1970’s, Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the UK in the 1980s and Angela Merkle is […]

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Torture Trending as Peccant Presidents Inspire Enhanced Interrogations by Sicko Suburbanites

Torture Trending as Peccant Presidents Inspire Enhanced Interrogations by Sicko Suburbanites

by Patrick Devlin In today’s fractured American polity, there is really only one thing that is likely to be agreed upon by all in any size gathering of citizens in the “home of the brave”: not one of us agrees with, respects, listens to, follows the lead of or considers taking the advice of the popularly elected denizens of Washington DC. Strange this consensus, as we are told by both of the corporate sponsored political parties that America is hopelessly politically fissured. Especially during an election year when citizens are riled into a state of partisan warfare by repeated media […]

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Trump-thugs: The most fabulous and violent narrow-mindedness America has ever seen (yet)

Trump-thugs: The most fabulous and violent narrow-mindedness America has ever seen (yet)

by Patrick Devlin As the bully-boy coward Donald Trump spoke at a rally at a Christian college on January 20 in Oklahoma, a gang of his middle-aged flabby thugs assaulted audience members who chose to silently protest the public event. Strangely, for this audience of self-proclaimed Christian Trump-thugs, no one mentioned the words of Jesus; “I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.” The assaults have now become […]

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The Healing and Transformative Power of the Arts to Build Bridges of Peace

The Healing and Transformative Power of the Arts to Build Bridges of Peace

by Patrick Devlin As children were being incinerated by Awesome American Ordinance during the sultry days of last summer – while Americans fired up their Kindles on their beach vacations and Palestinians became kindling as Gaza burned, a group of Hollywood artists penned a letter of support for the imperial actions of our favorite recipient of military aid, Israel, noting that their “commitment to peace and justice” compelled them to promise to fully support the savage ethnic cleansing frenzy that IDF forces were daily raining on UN compounds, hospitals and schools. The signatories of the children bombing support letter made […]

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Colbert Swallows the Hill-Pill

Colbert Swallows the Hill-Pill

by Patrick Devlin After a long day of anti-comedy at work I sat down determined to be info-tained by watching the comedy news. The Daily Show had ended but I consoled myself that I was not too late for the Clobert Report (better show, anyhow). I turned on the TV as Colbert was introducing the show and, not yet paying full attention – I thought I heard that his interview guest was going to be Hillary Clinton, and I said to myself, “shit, don’t really need that”. I did decide to stay for the pre-interview skits and turn the channel […]

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Vodaphone drops a dime on massive warrantless spying operation

Vodaphone drops a dime on massive warrantless spying operation

by Patrick Devlin The British telecom company Vodaphone, the world’s second largest telecommunications company, which owns and operates networks in 21 countries and partners with telecommunications companies in over 40 additional countries, has released its first and the world’s first self-described “Law Enforcement Disclosure Report” that confirms allegations that have been made by many who are concerned about the warrantless spying carried out by the US government on its own citizens and the citizens of nations around the world; that the US government has been and is currently engaging in massive worldwide surveillance and data collection of the complete content […]

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The bipartisan beatification of our beloved bullies

The bipartisan beatification of our beloved bullies

by Patrick Devlin “This [bridge scandal] is not the disaster for him that people think it is. I think it’s Miley Cyrus. It looked like a scandal when she was twerking at the VMA Awards, but it turns out that it just made her a bigger star…I also don’t think that this is going to be a scandal that is going to affect him negatively with the people in his own party. He keeps saying ‘I’m not a bully.’ Sure he’s a bully, and that’s what they like about him. If he is not a bully, who is he? He […]

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