For a little more context 🙂 :
- CNN: Ted Lieu: Mueller walked back obstruction answer to avoid calling Trump ‘a felon’.
The politics and business of health care, by Caitlin Owens. Weekday mornings
Source: Vitals – July 15, 2019 – Axios
So, look at this paragraph:
Biden’s proposal is more ambitious than anything that was seriously on the table during the ACA debate, but looks decidedly moderate compared to Bernie Sanders’ plan — which is significantly more ambitious than almost any other health care system in the world.
It appears to me that the corporate-owned/corporate-controlled media have elected to swap out the word “worse” for “moderate”, and “better” for “ambitious”. And I think the reason why they did that is because the de-facto tendency for corporate/conservative/status-quo/commercial media is to make it look like, “Gosh, it’s just too hard to do good things. :-/ Sorry! I mean, we just tried to do something good and that didn’t work, but now you want to do something *really* good? How do you think *that* will turn out? :-/ Yeah. Now I’m really worried. Let’s not do that. That’s just too hard. It might not work.”
Well, that’s weak. 🙂 And it seems like propaganda and not educational discourse. So have fun reading your Axios and feeling like you are more aware than you were before you read it. You were probably more correct in your thinking prior to reading it. Remember the news that Fox News viewers were actually less informed than those who watch *none* of that garbage, commercial, cable-TV, non-local news.
Jesus Christ! “Opinion” is right!
The New York Post should be embarrassed that that opinion piece made it onto its website. What are the standards now? Just be able to vent sufficiently?
Happy Memorial Day, American Empire! 🙂 May you reap what you have sewn since your inception! <3 Support those troops!
Glenn Greenwald: Obama’s anti-press measures ‘are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration’
And an important thing to recognize is that it wouldn’t really have mattered who was president at that time; the same thing would have happened. Replace Obama with a Clinton, a Bush, Joe Biden — any owned and well-heeled politician that toes the line — the will of the military industrial complex would have been obeyed.
For a change, try electing people based on their bold ideas and principles rather than name recognition and folksiness.
Joe Biden is a chump, just like all the other practiced, politician-class idiots that run Congress at the behest of their corporate owners and masters.
Nice to see a bunch of people who GET IT (!!!!!!!!) enjoying an evening together. I’m hoping to get something similar going in Jackson, Mississippi, with my Jackson Progressive Salon and our summer kick-off event on June 20, 2019, a screening of Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next.
I think we’ve come to the point where any reasonable person would concede that what we’re doing isn’t working. There necessarily comes a time when there is no more time left to conduct studies; to have discussions; to debate trivialities into infinity; to convince or educate the ignorant and shallow and easily satisfied and incurious; to compromise yet further; to reach across the aisle. That time is upon us. It’s time to shift gears now. This is a binary change. On or off. Forward or backward. Thrive or wither.
There is no middle.
There is no half gear. Do you see a 1 1/2 gear on your car’s stick shift? You pick a direction and you follow it. You do not simultaneously follow one direction and another or else you will split yourself in two. Any idiot can see that.
We’ve so far gathered much information throughout our human history about ways human beings can thrive on this planet. We have way more information than is necessary to solve all of our problems! Do you understand that? However we have chosen not to act upon that information and pursue courses of action that truly allow us to thrive as a species and to thrive as a planet. Instead we have chosen to follow the moving target, the rabbit on the post, watch the same old show over and over again, tell the same old joke, perform the same old tradition. Instead of using what we’ve learned in order to move forward and better ourselves and our society and our circumstances and our understanding of the universe we have chosen instead to take all of that, fancy merely the shiny bits, sit on the couch, eat potato chips and watch TV and get fat and drunk and stupid and drive bigger and bigger trucks. Our coastlines are not collectively-owned celebrations of nature’s beauty and places to reflect and enjoy but staging areas for pushing more metal and plastic and oil and waste into the oceans, making them merely extensions of our mismanaged, exploitative, terrestrial roadways.
Sigh. It’s late and I’m tired so I’m going to go home. I’ll write more later maybe. 🙂👍💜✌️🌍🌌🦄🌈👽🛸
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