When You Support George W. Bush's Policies, like Obama, I Get to Call You a Republican

Worse than a Republican; I get to call you a fawning sellout with even less principles than the Republican security soccer moms of 2004 that we all remember before. They really believed back then, and still do, that giving up their rights was worth a sense of (fake) security. And you know what? They were more principled than anyone who writes diaries excusing neoconservative policies from the Obama administration that were unacceptable to them when they came from the George W. Bush administration.

Period. End of story. Why? The RW soccer moms didn't pretend to be outraged about this stuff during the Bush years. They have consistently supported it. So since that is an undeniable fact, I have to ask some of you how it feels to have even less principles than Republican voters who excused and supported some of the worst war crimes in history? How does it feel to enable a Justice Department that has now de facto codified some of the worst war crimes and financial crimes in history? How does it feel now that it is now exposed that, like Republican voters, you need a BS war on terror to feel safe?

How does it feel to repeat the same BS that cretins from the right did in the 2004 election to support their chosen leader? You know that fear mongering bit about "having nothing to hide so then having nothing to worry about?" That came from the RNC, and now that garbage is being recycled by people "who consider themselves Democrats or progressives based mostly on their feelings and nothing more. This similar zeitgeist all started during the run up to the Iraq war after 9/11 when the Patriot Act was passed when almost no one read the Bill in Congress.

Unlike apparently many people who didn't really mean it, I was actually horrified by what went on during those years, and yet those same policies continue under President Obama. I'm also horrified that some of the same people who call themselves Democrats are not horrified anymore.

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Hellraisers Journal: Kalpona Akter of Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity on Democracy Now

You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Thursday June 11, 1903
Morenci, Arizona - Federal troops sent into strike zone.

Federal troops have been sent into this area where the Western Federation of Miners is conducting a strike against the copper interests. The troops were ordered into the strike area by the President in response to this telegram sent by Arizona's Acting Governor:

Three thousand men, mostly foreigners, on strike at Morenci, Graham County, Arizona. Sheriff and Captain Arizona Rangers advise me that strikers are armed and in the hands of professional agitators, and that there is immediate need of a large force to quell riot which is impending. Have ordered out militia, but number small, scattered and undisciplined. No probability of restoring order except by presence of United States troops. Needed there tonight. I respectfully request that troops be sent from Fort Grant and Fort Huachuca immediately.

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Gender Prison: Short stories: District of Columbia, Maine, and Delaware

Being a compendium of three stories with relevance to the transgender people who inhabit the District of Columbia, Maine, Delaware, and the rest of the country.

The JaParker Deoni Jones Birth Certificate Equality Amendment Act has passed through two committees and is on its way to passage by the District of Columbia Council before that body adjourns for the summer.

This coming Wednesday the Maine Supreme Judicial Court will take up the case of Doe v Clenchy, which tests the effectiveness of the Maine Human Rights Act with regard to the rights of transgender people.

And the Delaware Senate has passed the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act, called the "Bathroom Bill" by its detractors. The bill now moves on to consideration in the Delaware House. The governor has given his full support to the bill.

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Hellraisers Journal: A.F. of L. refuses charter to union on the basis of race.

You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Wednesday June 10, 1903
Oxnard (Ventura County), California - AFL refuses charter on basis of race.

A strike took place here in April which led to the forming of the Sugar Beet and Farm Laborers Union of Oxnard. The strike was fought with a great deal of unity between Mexican and Japanese workers, and they desired to be united together in the same union organization. But when they applied for a charter from the American Federation of Labor, J.M. Larraras, the Mexican secretary of the union, received this reply from Samual Gompers, "Your union must guarantee that it will under no circumstances accept membership of any Chinese or Japanese."

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Kristen Beck -- In her own words

At the urging of some of my readers, I reported about Kristin Beck in Transgender Heroes #3. Since then she was interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN and had excerpts from her book, written with Anne Speckherd, PhD, published in Salon.

 

 

The AC360 interview and excerpts from the Salon article are on the inside.

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Yawn you f**king idiots

I try not to go around picking fights or calling people names but sometimes you just have to call a war criminal a war criminal, a repressive regime a repressive regime or a fucking idiot a fucking idiot.

If you think massive, intrusive government surveillance is not a big fucking deal here in the 'land of the free,' you are a major bonehead. It flies in the face of everything we have stood for as a people for over two-hundred years.

I've seen all the mindless ones running around saying, "why so shocked, we've known this for a long time?" or, even more in the way of lacking awareness, "if you have nothing to hide, why should you care?"

You-are-now-entering-America

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