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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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Voter Suppression as American Black Comedy

Voter Suppression as American Black Comedy

by Patrick Devlin As we careen toward another day of the national expression of our citizens’ desire to effect policy and choose our leaders in this the world’s oldest constitutional democracy – political electees (as usual) are scrambling to thwart the ability of Americans to cast votes in their effort to maintain their cushy power positions and create impediments to our citizens who believe they can use democracy to dismantle old boy battlements that elevate and defend entrenched oligarchy enabling policies. Voter suppression actions are as old as democracy itself, having the effect of instilling apathy in electorates – we […]

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A Holder of Political Ideology, not Justice

A Holder of Political Ideology, not Justice

by Patrick Devlin If you ask an attorney if torture is OK, if broad based warrantless wiretapping is allowed, if wealthy private corporations can be absolved of felonies just because they are wealthy corporations, if American citizens can be executed with a no charges leveled against them or trial – it really doesn’t matter what political party they are affiliated with – a member of the bar will generally agree that none of the above statements make sense, and in fact, these statements actually contravene our laws, our treaties and our constitution. But, if you are asking these questions of […]

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Worker Solidarity, Eugene Debs and Why Labor Day isn’t International Workers’ Day

Worker Solidarity, Eugene Debs and Why Labor Day isn’t International Workers’ Day

by Patrick Devlin A salute to working women and men in America on Labor Day! Even after 50 years of stagnant wages, union-busting, job outsourcing, and the appalling lapdoggery of politicians in both legacy parties who serve the interests of the modern oligarchs – we are obliged to stand with our fellow workers and acknowledge that our work makes our land. And, remember also that it is not to enrich the selfish wealthy that we work…at least that is what Eugene Debs believed. “I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely […]

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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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