The difference between the Chimp and Barry LowBar is that the latter presented himself as an "authentic" and sympathetic "candidate of the people," actually PRETENDED with incredible sincerity to want to help people. With his improved diction, and aura of solemn seriousness, Barry LowBar's crimes, therefore, are all the greater, all the more egregious, all the more despicable for his efforts to disguise them...
Who "Lost" the Drug War ?: Woody dunno about "losing."
It depends on if you think the purpose of the war on drugs, mainly, was to fill in for the Jim Crow laws which were used successfully for almost 100 years to oppress and suppress black people and black culture, keeping them perennially in the shadows of debt and prison.
It worked SPECTACULARLY well at that purpose.
See, e.g., Michelle Alexander's work on "The NEW Jim Crow."
Tony Perkin's Family Research Center (see photo) declared a 'hate group' by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Along with Donald Wildman's American Family Association, these so called Christian groups are condemned for their 'false claims about the LGBT community that are based on discredited research and junk science!' At last a genuinely Christian organization (SPLC) has the courage to take their stand against the mean spirited bigots who stir up fear and raise funds at our expense. Thank you Southern Poverty Law Center!Allez, Citoyens! Hey Citizens!
Do YOU know which and how many of your State's legislators are "in the bag" for ALEC; are betraying their legitimate constituents by cleaving to the ALEC line, pushing ALEC bills and regs?
Would you LIKE to know?
LOOKEE HERE: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC_Politicians
Please, if at all (legally) possible, make their lives a living hell...
The NY Times this week had an essay on the exponential growth of the "temp employment" economy:
A quarter of jobs in America pay below the federal poverty line for a family of four ($23,050). Not only are many jobs low-wage, they are also temporary and insecure. Over the last three years, the temp industry added more jobs in the United States than any other, according to the American Staffing Association, the trade group representing temp recruitment agencies, outsourcing specialists and the like.It's taken a while, since the first big temp agencies opened after WW II, but it expanded rapidly after 1970, and REALLY took off under the Raygunauts.
Low-wage, temporary jobs have become so widespread that they threaten to become the norm. But for some reason this isn’t causing a scandal. At least in the business press, we are more likely to hear plaudits for “lean and mean” companies than angst about the changing nature of work for ordinary Americans.
How did we arrive at this state of affairs?