He wants someone to get to the bottom of it so they won't get to the top.—Roy Zimmerman, political satirist and singer, on theGovernor Chris Christie "Bridgegate" scandal in New Jersey
Free speech is for people, my friend. Find out more about the efforts to get money out of politics at Free Speech For People.
The Republican vision is clear: "I've got mine, the rest of you are on your own." Republicans say they don't believe in government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. After all, Mitt Romney's the guy who said corporations are people.
No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters. That matters because we don't run this country for corporations, we run it for people.--Elizabeth Warren, 2012 Democratic National Convention
Here's a nicely done satirical song about Citizens United from one of the best--if not THE best--musical satirists around today, Roy Zimmerman. Pay him a visit at his web site and "like" him on facebook (he likes you, too).
"Four years ago, the Mitt Romneys of the world nearly destroyed the global economy with their greed, shortsightedness and – most notably – wildly irresponsible use of debt in pursuit of personal profit. The sight was so disgusting that people everywhere were ready to drop an H-bomb on Lower Manhattan and bayonet the survivors. But today that same insane greed ethos, that same belief in the lunatic pursuit of instant borrowed millions – it's dusted itself off, it's had a shave and a shoeshine, and it's back out there running for president."--Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone
Go read: "Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital" by Matt Taibbi for the full story.
Thievery is what unregulated capitalism is all about.--Robert Sherrill, investigative journalist
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.- Martin Luther King Jr.
Are you watching the GOP debates? I almost hope one of them wins, just to hear "Hail to the Chief" played on calliope.--Roy Zimmerman, satirist and folk singer
I am glad we are keeping the rich on the top floors awake at night with our racket. They sure as hell keep the working class awake at night with their rackets.—Jesse LaGreca, activist and blogger, in "Occupy Wall Street Crashes Bloomberg Cocktail Party"
Prosecute the bankers, Curb the lobbyists, Overturn Citizens United, Tax the rich, Take Back the country.—Protest sign at Occupy Wall Street
Double standards and situational ethics are the way the hyperpartisan game is played.—John Avlon, The Daily Beast ("Tea Party For The Left?")
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.—John F. Kennedy
Labor has to get back into the schools, churches, and communities. This is where we started, and this is where we will resurrect the labor movement!
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