“Libyan fighters say they have entered the last area held by Gadhafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte.
National Transitional Council fighters say they are still battling pockets of resistance in one part of Sirte.
The council has said it will officially declare Libya liberated when Sirte falls.
NTC fighters toppled Gadhafi’s nearly 42-year-old government in August after six months of battles. Gadhafi’s location remains unknown.” [CNN]
Could it be? Republicans put democrats to shame when it comes to speaking as a group–with the same talking points–using the same phrasing. They have hoodwinked enough voters to turn so many state legislatures republican with republican governors. Gov. Walker (R-WI) is still in charge in spite of great efforts to dethrone him. As reported before, he seeks–or by now has–the power to dismantle local government and sell off public assets to his friends. Gov. Jan Brewer is so strapped for cash that she is selling off her prisons to a powerful prison industry. Republican governors do have budget problems, but, it is unconscionable that they are cutting education: schools as well as teachers et als. [Speaking of education, how can America hope to dominate the world–as it once did–in math, science, inventions and higher education with the schools we have today?] Think of Governor Christie (R-NJ) and intone “Dixie.” The saddest thing is that we
witness how republicans are using their new power to take the vote away from blacks and young adults. Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) has successfully instituted picture ID for voting knowing that older blacks in her state have few such means of identification. [Note: Governor Haley’s roots are from India, a country of brown people!] Can you believe this? Some republican congressmen are charging their constituents for personal audiences. Republican candidates for office run from reporters slipping out back doors and refuse to appear on TV and let the public see them be interviewed by the Fourth Estate (which will be redundant in the new society).
Republicans are quick to mouth that democrats want to fight class warfare. Well, republicans are doing something worse: They are dismantling our society. Little by little they are reducing our society into two classes: (1) The Royal Class of millionaires and billionaires who have all the land, real estate and money and (2) The peasants who work for them. We witness former tenants living in tent cities in this day and age. (Sounds like reverse history from our mother country, doesn’t it?) What promises of royal peerage have been made to the Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Eric Cantor? Don’t the Tea Party and those earning under $200,000 realize that eventually they will be lumped in with us other peasants. Republicans already edit (read that censor) textbooks in Texas and then send them around the nation. [Note: The Governor in Texas is Rick Perry (R). One day public housing will consist of worker cottages…or, God, no: Slave quarters? For generations urban and rural blacks have been living in sub-standard housing and have depended on charity from the privileged class. Young blacks probably won’t go to see “The Help” because it shows how employment used to be for Negroes post slavery and Jim Crow. I shudder to think about an all republican dominated America. Will the royals accept rich blacks into their circle or will racism still persist? I expect that black and white serfs will get along. Any slaves will be black, of course!
The professional class will be obliterated. Little need for lawyers and stock brokers. Wealth will be concentrated into the few republicans who have grabbed the most power in America! We will probably revert to an agrarian society where peasants till the land, husband the crops and feed Miss Ann and Mr. Charlie. [Terms borrowed from the 1950s when my grandfather was a “yardman.” Who’d heard of landscaping?] Oh, there will be doctors, bankers and judges and a few other professionals, like estate managers…and slave drivers.
One good thing that might happen among the peasant class is a return to God. I remember reading about the importance of the church to slaves (when allowed) and which was used to keep them suppressed. The church gave hope and a reason for living. Ironically, reading The Bible led to education of the slave class in America which led to racial equality in society… so to speak.
Who knows, before our society collapses into backwardness, China and Japan may have foreclosed on everything or moved in and conquered us.
News from The Hill:
Senate Dems will hold vote Friday on $35B jobs bill
By Alexander Bolton
“We’re going to make sure there’s a vote on our bill this week,” Reid said.
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These three men are the Republican leaders in Congress: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). These powerful three men oppose the President of the United States, Leader of the Free World who has declared himself a “Warrior for the Middle-Class.” These three obstructionists are resisting the creation of jobs by the American Jobs Act. They call the burgeoning movement, Occupy Wall Street, which is honing our despair at the “state of the union.” Millions of us, the “99%” of the population have no jobs. We have worked hard in the past but our efforts see diminishing returns without a steady paycheck. McConnell, Cantor and Boehner are using all their elected power to protect the top “1%” who have all the wealth and were given low tax rates in exchange for job creation. This bargain was struck and now the wealthy in this country have reneged! Even though they were given a windfall last Christmas in exchange for extended unemployment benefits, the continue to be renegers! IT’S TIME FOR THE WEALTHY BOSSES WHO HAVE THE MONEY AND THE POWER TO OPEN THEIR COFFERS AND INVEST AT HOME. “AMERICA CAN BE AMERICA AGAIN.” THAT IS, IF WE BEGIN TO REPAIR OUR VARIOUS INFRASTRUCTURE, THE GIRDERS AND PYLONS ON WHICH OUR ECONOMY RESTS. Government must repatriate the millions of dollars in corporate profits being held offshore in a bargain to create domestic jobs. [If Martin Luther King were here today, he’d lead a March on Washington to end all marches! Congress would be shutdown until it agreed to work for the people and not the new legislative class which shields the top 1% from having to pay their fair share in society.] Jobs. We need jobs!
The world has been inspired by OCCUPY WALL STREET and the 99 percenters are protesting the state of the global financial system and its inequity. The world revolves around this system. If McConnell, Cantor and Boehner do not reach out to our President in conciliation and agree to work for job creation, political and financial reform. This MUST HAPPEN before the bubble bursts and we are thrown into the vortex: