Posts Tagged ‘class’

January 4th, 2014 - 10:13 am § in Misc.

HAPPY NEW YEAR … unless you are a refugee in Europe or Israel

Europe’s Deepening Refugee Crisis A young Liberian refugee arrives in Italy, where he is left to fend for himself and winds up homeless in a filthy slum. When he flees to Germany, the government there invokes EU asylum law and sends him back. It is a cycle of degradation faced by thousands of [...]

September 30th, 2013 - 4:46 am § in Misc.

College Closes When Students Strike Over Tuition

Tororo College closed over students’ strike Students were given two hours to vacate the school premises. PHOTO/Faustine St. Peter’s College Tororo has been indefinitely closed following unrest by students protesting a planned tuition fees increment by the school administration. READMORE[...]

July 25th, 2013 - 12:12 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Memo to Repricans: How is this for a way of lowering Medicare costs?

Brazilian teen auctioning virginity to pay mum’s medical bills,  Ed .. but says nothing about whether intravaginal ultrasound counts. A teenage girl from Brazil is selling her virginity to the highest bidder to help cover her mother’s medical expenses. According to reports her mother has pl[...]

June 22nd, 2013 - 11:57 pm § in Misc.



October 17th, 2012 - 9:29 am § in China, Misc.

The Debate: Romney’s class problem

“You people” Mitt Romney’s performance showed the Romney family’s major problem with  class identity. Ann  Romney showed this same problem when  she was asked about people’s desire  to know more about  Romney’s taxes. Her calling the reporters “you peop[...]

August 15th, 2012 - 8:17 am § in America, Hypocrisy

ROMEYISMS: The 2010 Tax Return Missing Its FBAR!

  Now it appears that even the 2010 Tax Return that Mitt Romney leased is incomplete.  The files he did release show that Romney had a Swiss Bank Account .. he reported $1700 interest on his $3.000,000 investment! In 2010, however, US holders of Swiss accounts were required to file a ” Repor[...]

May 20th, 2012 - 1:21 pm § in America

A Republican Views Romney’s High School Attack as Kid Stuff

    Bully by pudge, Sound Politics I read a brief summary of the account of Romney’s “disturbing” bullying incident. It didn’t sound like anything worth mentioning to me. So I heard people talking about how terrible it was, so I went back and read the more complete [...]

April 9th, 2012 - 7:52 am § in America

Bill Cosby weighs in on Trayvon Martin case

“We’ve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch…..”[...]

December 29th, 2011 - 1:48 am § in Hypocrisy, Jews, Politics

Redistricting Screws Black Folks in Seattle

Our leaders have  used a soupcon of melanin to flavor a soup made of grits, dashi, menudo and matzoh balls. The redrawn 9th Congressional District is “only” 49.67% non-Hispanic white. However, it already has a well-entrenched incumbent in Adam Smith. And, as I noted yesterday, the voters of the[...]

December 24th, 2011 - 2:05 am § in America, Misc., Politics

The 99% Rag: Poem for the Times

’Twas Year End and the CEOs / Did gamble with their bonus,
All bankrupt were the borrowers / In th’ encampment of the homeless.

The once-proud folks of Middle Class, their pensions stripped away;
Their diet was of canned dog food, ham-sandwiches and hay.