Monday Morning Post

Good Monday to ya.
Bank of America reported a 77 percent drop in profit this am. Char-O story on it.
• Clintons on the road in NC again.
• Getting down to the wire in Pennsyllvania
• And Over There
• I know that most of this country has no clue about what's going on in Zimbabwe, but it really bothers me. It'll be one of those things we'll one day admit we overlooked while we were promoting democracy elsewhere.
• Paging Charlie Gibson. If there is another debate this is surely a question that's on the minds of the American people.


Unfortunately, I believe the answer is yes and also

unfortunately, I believe we will get to see much of it in the near future.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!


I am old enough to recall when Mugabe was sort of moderate - but time has a way of turning many popular leaders into "I can do what I want" dictators. Running off farmers and turning land over to his know-nothing cronies is a poor business model, but he and Boy King are equally clueless.

Now, China, which does not understand modern public relations, has decided to send weapons to its new BFF in Africa, and is shocked - shocked! when labor unions in South Africa refuse to unload the shipment. This is really a problem that Africa will need to tackle without our interference - with the refugee crisis Mugabe has created and the massive starvation and environmental degradation, all of Africa needs to put pressure on. What we in the West can do is cut off his bank accounts and make leaving or living his high style very difficult for him and his buddies.

These stories of Chinese troops there are very worrisome, though. Hard to believe that Zimbabwe was once a huge food producer in Africa.

Harry Taylor earns Labor Endorsement

Harry Taylor was earned the endorsement from the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council which is our regions affliatte of the AFL-CIO.

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

We have become that 'paper tiger' that China referred to ....

maybe 40 yrs ago, but was weary of testing us. Now that we are bogged down in our 'war of choice', for the oil, we will see a lot more efforts by China in spreading their huge economic dominance, which we generously bestowed on them. And because we don't 'do' foreign policy, the 'allies' will not step in the breach in Zimbabwe. Pathetic.

re: Over There

I've seen so many consumed women near death themselves by tearful wailing grief that my ability to connect feels less than it once was. Of all the things there are to fear in this world, that one keeps me up at night -- that someday the pictures of someone deep in a hell of fear, confussion and crushing unexpected loss will make me feel nothing. I ask myself, "Do you feel it? Am I still human?"

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

email from FreePress action fund

Yesterday, the New York Times exposed a secret Pentagon campaign to infiltrate the media with pro-war propaganda.

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Tell Congress: Investigate the Propaganda Pundits

Signing this letter does work. If we can get 50,000 people to join this call to Congress, they will likely take action to stop government propaganda.

The more than 75 analysts exposed by the New York Times have become fixtures of war coverage on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC. The front-page article reveals the many ways that the Pentagon fed them pro-war talking points and misinformation. The White House even has a name for these covert propagandists: “message force multipliers.”

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Take Action: Investigate White House Propaganda

An administration secretly forcing favorable views via the press is not a partisan issue. This is a violation of every conceivable standard of journalism -- and possibly of federal law.
It's time the truth about the selling of this war came out. You can help make this happen.

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McCain - The Third Bush Term

Informative post, Jerimee, but

with Burr, Dole and Fox as my reps in Congress, it would be a waste of time. But it's always good when some major media finally steps up to report the obvious of what has been going on especially with this useless administration.