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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OBAMBI AT 7+ MONTHS... THE GOLDMAN SACHS OBAMACY

SEPTIMUS [THE OBAMBACY] AT SEVEN MONTHS, 1/8th of his term, the hot air presidency, a roundup of specifics ....
TO BE SUNG TO THE TUNE OF SMOOTH OPERATOR

BRAND OBAMA
COKE STILL ROTS YOUR TEETTH!

Severus ObamBus



At 7 of his 48 months

One eigth of his TERM

http://www.roman-emperors.org/sepsev.htm

More Caramel, more Sugar, Sweeter smiles, Friendlier embraces Gentler noises More mention of Jesus The same big shtick The same formula Different tactics,Same Strategy that’s what you can call the same old same old Coke Yup, the New Coke Tastes nearly Like The Old

The Sheeples Like It they’re drinking it up Yes we will be happy earning Chinese slave laborers wages as Larry Summers nods out At the first Cabinet meeting!
Yes we can!

Fill the gas bag with hope!

OBAMBI’S FIRST SEVEN MONTHS

a.k.a. the Goldman-Sachs Presidency


A GREAT STORYHere's a great story which just goes to show why this is the Goldman Sachs presidency:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/29127316/the_great_american_bubble_machine  

20+ BROKEN PROMISES

5 KEPT [sort of]

FAR MORE CONTINUITY THAN CHANGE Ought the continuities be considered broken promises,too?

This just in: ctd. Bushies Military Commissions!!!

Bailed on not supporting the Marriage act, i.e I can’t live in bigamous bliss with my Goat Chiquita and my burro Durango

Mountain tops in the Appalachians ctd. to be exploded off and ruining the stream; continue signing statements!!!

Opposes….

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/08/AR2009060804117_pf.html

Obama: New Financial Rules Will Keep 'Worst Traits In CheckAP Source: Same-Sex Partners To Get Fed Benefits'

Dorf: The Obama Administration Defends the Defense of Marriage Act

http://news.lp.findlaw.com/ap/a/w/1151/06-17-2009/20090617022003_06.html

Obama FCC Nominee Comes Out Against Fairness Doctrine -- Will Conservatives Finally Stop Freaking Out?
By Jason Linkins, Huffington Post

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/media/140748/obama_fcc_nominee_comes_out_against_fairness_doctrine_--_will_conservatives_finally_stop_freaking_out/

1] No change on Nafta=broken promise

2] Limit defendants rights= broken promise

http://news.lp.findlaw.com/ap/a/w/1154/04-24-2009/20090424013507_20.html

3] Claims sweeping executive secrecy powers.=broken promise

4] USE OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS or you could call it:

CONTINUITY = I.E. NO CHANGE. so the same guys that used to work for “agua negra” now XE work for DinCorps, big diff! but not for interrogations?? who needs them anyway if you’ve got the c.i.a. doing it???

5] Closes Gitmo but ctd. Bagram: no change even in hypocricy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/13/opinion/13mon1.html?ref=opinion

6]Despite Obama's Disarmament Vow, Missile Shield Continues, defense, fewer of one plane, more of another; “defense” budget increases by 70 billion; same old twice a year “supplementals”of which I never get a one for “EErak” and Af-Pak and Greater Waziristan!


http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/04/06

8] Vermont Single-Payer Advocates Remind President Obama of What He Once Believed!

http://www.commondreams.org/video/2009/03/19-0

broken promise….

SIXTEEN MONTHS WITHDRAWAL DEFERS TO PENTAGON OR ALL THOSE GENERAL AND ADMIRALS IN THE ADMINISTRATION DEFER TO HIM = BUT LET’S GIVE THE GUY A BREAK: PUT IT DOWN TO PROMISE KEPT, sort of with 50 k troops and bases in perpetuity… after all, he expressed pleasure and surprise at the success of “the surge”… without seeming to understand the payoffs involved?? and he’s from Chicago?? All right we’ll give him a promise sort of kept the best that you’re gonna get anyhow…

8]TORTURE: PROMISE BROKEN = JUST SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING FURTHER RENDITIONS… AH AND WHAT CESAR WILL RENDER UNTO ME TO BE RENDERED IS EX-VEEP CHENEY, HOW THE FAT WILL DRIP OFF THE SPIT BEFORE I TAKE OUT HIS COLD ELECTRIC HEART!

It’s really Cheney’s Mom’s fault says Dr. Bialistock [Dr. Bernard Bail] would say

Dick’s Mom bequeathed her evil

being to her son of a bitch…

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/01/31-3

FOREIGN POLICY = NO CHANGE [CLINTON] GENERAL CONTINUITY SO HE’LL TALK SOME MORE, BIG DEAL! General Jones! That’s a new one me!

IRAN POLICY ONLY WORDS SO FAR…

He’s “troubled” by a meaningless election.

PENTAGON = NO CHANGE [GATES] CONTINUITY

A'STAn NO CHANGE EXACTLY THE SAME, EVEN WORSE NOT A NEW IDEA TO BE FOUND, EXCEPT EXPANSION INTO PAKISTAN! divide and conquer the Taliban is US 19th century Indian policy on a global scale.

CHANGE

1] ENERGY POLICY - LOOKS LIKE CHANGE SO FAR

2] CIA = CHANGE, AT LEAST AT THE TOP, though Penetta at his confirmation hearing allowed that under certain circumstances he too might allow torture.


3] UN = CHANGE=ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE WALRUS AMOUNTS TO CHANGE THOUGH MS. RICE IS WHAT IS CALLED A HUMANITY HYENA WHO ARE FAR MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE COYOTE PACK NEAR WHERE I LIVE IN SEATTLE…But hasn’t been in the news at all “our girl at the U.N.”

NAT SEC ADVISER = CONTINUITY


ECONOMIC POLICY = ABSOLUTE AND COMPLETE CONTINUITY FOR THE MONEY ELITE, some regulation in the offing, yea, you bet, caps of half a million on earnings for those who are on the government dole!

SAME FOLKS WHO GOT U.S. INTO THE FIX WE’RE IN ARE SUPPOSED TO BAIL US OUT WILL BAIL OUT THEIR KIND AT GOLDMAN SACHS.

LABOR = SLIGHT CHANGE, BUT DID NOT MENTION THE LAW THAT HE BACKED IN HIS CAMPAIGN TO MAKE ORGANIZING UNIONS EASIER WHEN HE MET WITH LABOR LEADERS. I.E. VERY TEPIC CHANGE AT BEST COMPARED TO WHAT LABOR MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED SINCE THE REALLY WENT TO BAT FOR THE GUY DURING THE CAMPAIGN… WHAT IF THEY HAD STAID NEUTRAL???


DEPT OF INTERIOR = VERY MODEST CHANGE


ENLISTING SUPPORT OF EVENGALICALS AND FAITH-BASED INITIATIVE = NO CHANGE FROM THAT KIND OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN RELIGION

FBI = NO CHANGE, SAME GUY


ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY LOOKS LIKE REALLY VERY MODEST CHANGE WITH KEN SALAZAR AS HEAD OF THE DEPT OF INTERIOR, EXCEPT FOR AFOREMENTIONED MOUNTAIN TOPS WHICH KEEP BEING CHOPPED OFF DESPITE ALL THAT HOT AIR DURING THE CAMPAIGN

Change in Cuba policy made dependent on “Cuba’s release of political prisoners “[does that include u.s. hired assassins?] sweet noises at a meeting in South America…

It’s the sweet noises presidency..

Tax cuts on those earning more than 250 K a year, promise was to revoke, let’s see if it really happens, though the budget is now premised on it.

EDUCATION? FOR THE WORSE: SEE:

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175022/andy_kroll_will_public_education_be_militarized_ BUT IT IS A CHANGE
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/17-4
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/11-11http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/4039/why_cynics_are_wrong/

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jan2009/obam-j17.shtml

http://www.truthdig.com/report/page3/20081215_rep_dennis_kucinich_on_his_battle_with_the_banks/

Obama pledged to veto any bill rejecting the request, meaning he is beginning his presidency not by “turn [ing] the page on policies that have put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street,” as he once pledged. Instead, he is promising a mushroom cloud unless lawmakers let taxpayer cash continue to flow to the biggest of Big Money interests

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090115_fool_me_once/

http://www.slate.com/id/2208935/pagenum/2

FAIR # OF SPECIFICS STILL TO COME:

ctd. belligerence toward Russia? during the campaign just like McCain. But it appears there might be real change in the offing, too early to tell whether it is merely cosmetic and for publicity’s sake…

regulate the money people, the bundlers who put him in office???? no way, Josay!


http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20081205_keeping_track_of_change/

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/12/16-16

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-11

Hey, you Liberal Democrats. You may have won the election, but you're getting CREAMED in the transition.

Today, President-elect Barack Obama stuck it to you. He's chosen Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education.

Who? Duncan is most decidedly not an educator. He's a lawyer. But Duncan has this extraordinary qualification: He's Obama's pick-up basketball buddy from Hyde Park.


http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-10

US military prepares for Obama’s expansion of Afghan war

US General David McKiernan, told journalists: "I don't like to use the term ‘surge' here, because if we put these additional forces in, it's going to be for the next few years, this three - or four-year period. It's not a temporary increase of combat strength."


http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/dec2008/afgh-d13.shtml

MICHAEL ROLOFF

Member Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society

this LYNX will LEAP you to all my HANDKE project sites and BLOGS:

http://www.roloff.freehosting.net/index.html

"MAY THE FOGGY DEW BEDIAMONDIZE YOUR HOOSPRINGS!" {J. Joyce

"Sryde Lyde Myde Vorworde Vorhorde Vorborde" [von Alvensleben]






Saturday, June 20, 2009

SEPTIMUS [THE OBAMBACY] AT SIX MONTHS, 1/8th of his term, the hot air presidency, a roundup of specifics ....also posted at: http://summapolitico.blogspot.com/] NEW COKE STILL ROTS YOUR TEETTH! Severus ObamBus

SEPTIMUS  SEPTIMUS [THE OBAMBACY]  AT SIX MONTHS, 1/8th of his term, the hot air presidency,  a roundup of specifics ....  NEW COKE STILL ROTS YOUR TEETTH!
Severus ObamBus Severus Obamus
At 6 of his 48 months
One eigth of his TERM
More Caramel, more Sugar, Sweeter smiles, Friendlier embraces Gentler noises More mention of Jesus The same big shtick The same formula Different tactics,Same Strategy that’s what you can call the same old same old Coke Yup, the New Coke Tastes nearly Like The Old
The Sheeples Like It they’re drinking it up Yes we will be happy earning Chinese slave laborers wages as Larry Summers nods out At the first Cabinet meeting!
Yes we can!
Fill the gas bag with hope!
OBAMBI’S FIRST SIX MONTHS
a.k.a. the Goldman-Sachs Presidency
15+ BROKEN PROMISES
5 KEPT [sort of]
FAR MORE CONTINUITY THAN CHANGE Ought the continuities be considered broken promises,too?
This just in: ctd. Bushies Military Commissions!!!
Bailed on not supporting the Marriage act, i.e I can’t live in bigamous bliss with my Goat Chiquita and my burro Durango
Mountain tops in the Appalachians ctd. to be exploded off and ruining the stream; continue signing statements!!!
Opposes….
1] No change on Nafta=broken promise
2] Limit defendants rights= broken promise
3] Claims sweeping executive secrecy powers.=broken promise
4] USE OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS or you could call it:
CONTINUITY = I.E. NO CHANGE. so the same guys that used to work for “agua negra” now XE work for DinCorps, big diff! but not for interrogations?? who needs them anyway if you’ve got the c.i.a. doing it???
5] Closes Gitmo but ctd. Bagram: no change even in hypocricy:
6]Despite Obama's Disarmament Vow, Missile Shield Continues, defense, fewer of one plane, more of another; “defense” budget increases by 70 billion; same old twice a year “supplementals”of which I never get a one for “EErak” and Af-Pak and Greater Waziristan!
8] Vermont Single-Payer Advocates Remind President Obama of What He Once Believed!
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2009/03/19-0
broken promise….
SIXTEEN MONTHS WITHDRAWAL DEFERS TO PENTAGON OR ALL THOSE GENERAL AND ADMIRALS IN THE ADMINISTRATION DEFER TO HIM = BUT LET’S GIVE THE GUY A BREAK: PUT IT DOWN TO PROMISE KEPT, sort of with 50 k troops and bases in perpetuity… after all, he expressed pleasure and surprise at the success of “the surge”… without seeming to understand the payoffs involved?? and he’s from Chicago?? All right we’ll give him a promise sort of kept the best that you’re gonna get anyhow…
8]TORTURE: PROMISE BROKEN = JUST SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING FURTHER RENDITIONS… AH AND WHAT CESAR WILL RENDER UNTO ME TO BE RENDERED IS EX-VEEP CHENEY, HOW THE FAT WILL DRIP OFF THE SPIT BEFORE I TAKE OUT HIS COLD ELECTRIC HEART!
It’s really Cheney’s Mom’s fault says Dr. Bialistock [Dr. Bernard Bail] would say
Dick’s Mom bequeathed her evil
being to her son of a bitch…
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/01/31-3
FOREIGN POLICY = NO CHANGE [CLINTON] GENERAL CONTINUITY SO HE’LL TALK SOME MORE, BIG DEAL! General Jones! That’s a new one me!

IRAN POLICY ONLY WORDS SO FAR…
He’s “troubled” by a meaningless election.
PENTAGON = NO CHANGE [GATES] CONTINUITY
A'STAn NO CHANGE EXACTLY THE SAME, EVEN WORSE NOT A NEW IDEA TO BE FOUND, EXCEPT EXPANSION INTO PAKISTAN! divide and conquer the Taliban is US 19th century Indian policy on a global scale.
CHANGE
1] ENERGY POLICY - LOOKS LIKE CHANGE SO FAR

2] CIA = CHANGE, AT LEAST AT THE TOP, though Penetta at his confirmation hearing allowed that under certain circumstances he too might allow torture.

3] UN = CHANGE=ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE WALRUS AMOUNTS TO CHANGE THOUGH MS. RICE IS WHAT IS CALLED A HUMANITY HYENA WHO ARE FAR MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE COYOTE PACK NEAR WHERE I LIVE IN SEATTLE…But hasn’t been in the news at all “our girl at the U.N.”

NAT SEC ADVISER = CONTINUITY

ECONOMIC POLICY = ABSOLUTE AND COMPLETE CONTINUITY FOR THE MONEY ELITE, some regulation in the offing, yea, you bet, caps of half a million on earnings for those who are on the government dole!
SAME FOLKS WHO GOT U.S. INTO THE FIX WE’RE IN ARE SUPPOSED TO BAIL US OUT WILL BAIL OUT THEIR KIND AT GOLDMAN SACHS.
LABOR = SLIGHT CHANGE, BUT DID NOT MENTION THE LAW THAT HE BACKED IN HIS CAMPAIGN TO MAKE ORGANIZING UNIONS EASIER WHEN HE MET WITH LABOR LEADERS. I.E. VERY TEPIC CHANGE AT BEST COMPARED TO WHAT LABOR MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED SINCE THE REALLY WENT TO BAT FOR THE GUY DURING THE CAMPAIGN… WHAT IF THEY HAD STAID NEUTRAL???

DEPT OF INTERIOR = VERY MODEST CHANGE

ENLISTING SUPPORT OF EVENGALICALS AND FAITH-BASED INITIATIVE = NO CHANGE FROM THAT KIND OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN RELIGION
FBI = NO CHANGE, SAME GUY

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY LOOKS LIKE REALLY VERY MODEST CHANGE WITH KEN SALAZAR AS HEAD OF THE DEPT OF INTERIOR, EXCEPT FOR AFOREMENTIONED MOUNTAIN TOPS WHICH KEEP BEING CHOPPED OFF DESPITE ALL THAT HOT AIR DURING THE CAMPAIGN
Change in Cuba policy made dependent on “Cuba’s release of political prisoners “[does that include u.s. hired assassins?] sweet noises at a meeting in South America…
It’s the sweet noises presidency..
Tax cuts on those earning more than 250 K a year, promise was to revoke, let’s see if it really happens, though the budget is now premised on it.
EDUCATION? FOR THE WORSE: SEE:
Obama pledged to veto any bill rejecting the request, meaning he is beginning his presidency not by “turn [ing] the page on policies that have put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street,” as he once pledged. Instead, he is promising a mushroom cloud unless lawmakers let taxpayer cash continue to flow to the biggest of Big Money interests
FAIR # OF SPECIFICS STILL TO COME:

ctd. belligerence toward Russia? during the campaign just like McCain. But it appears there might be real change in the offing, too early to tell whether it is merely cosmetic and for publicity’s sake…
regulate the money people, the bundlers who put him in office???? no way, Josay!

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20081205_keeping_track_of_change/

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/12/16-16

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-11

Hey, you Liberal Democrats. You may have won the election, but you're getting CREAMED in the transition.

Today, President-elect Barack Obama stuck it to you. He's chosen Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education.

Who? Duncan is most decidedly not an educator. He's a lawyer. But Duncan has this extraordinary qualification: He's Obama's pick-up basketball buddy from Hyde Park.


http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-10

US military prepares for Obama’s expansion of Afghan war

US General David McKiernan, told journalists: "I don't like to use the term ‘surge' here, because if we put these additional forces in, it's going to be for the next few years, this three - or four-year period. It's not a temporary increase of combat strength."


http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/dec2008/afgh-d13.shtml


MICHAEL ROLOFF
Member Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society

this LYNX will LEAP you to all my HANDKE project sites and BLOGS:
http://www.roloff.freehosting.net/index.html
"MAY THE FOGGY DEW BEDIAMONDIZE YOUR HOOSPRINGS!" {J. Joyce

"Sryde Lyde Myde Vorworde Vorhorde Vorborde" [von Alvensleben]

http://summapolitico.blogspot.com/







--
M

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

THE OBAMBI’S FIRST 100 DAYS

Septimus Severus Obama

More Caramel, more Sugar,

Sweeter smiles, Friendlier embraces

Gentler noises

The same big shtick



The same formula

Just take one tweak

away

Add a new one

And the New Coke Tastes nearly Like The Old

The Sheeples Like it

they’re drinking it up

Yes we will

be happy earning

Chinese slave laborers wages

as

Larry Summers nods out

At the first Cabinet meeting!

Yes we can!
Fill the gas bag with hope!




THE OBAMBI’S FIRST 100 DAYS

a.k.a. the Goldman-Sachs Presidency



9 BROKEN PROMISES


5 KEPT [sort of]

FAR MORE CONTINUITY THAN CHANGE

are those broken promises, too

or not???

GREY=AS YET UNDETERMINED



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1] No change on Nafta=broken promise



2] Limit defendants rights= broken promise

http://news.lp.findlaw.com/ap/a/w/1154/04-24-2009/20090424013507_20.html



3] claim sweeping executive secrecy powers.=broken promise



4] USE OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS or you could call it:



CONTINUITY = I.E. NO CHANGE. so the same guys that used to work for “agua negra” now XE work for DinCorps, big diff! but not for interrogations?? who needs them anyway if you’ve got the c.i.a. doing it???



5] Closes Gitmo but ctd. Bagram: no change even in hypocricy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/13/opinion/13mon1.html?ref=opinion



6]Despite Obama's Disarmament Vow, Missile Shield Continues, defense, fewer of one plane, more of another; “defense” budget increases by 70 billion
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/04/06



7] Vermont Single-Payer Advocates Remind President Obama of What He Once Believed!

http://www.commondreams.org/video/2009/03/19-0

broken promise….



1] SIXTEEN MONTHS WITHDRAWAL DEFERS TO PENTAGON OR ALL THOSE GENERAL AND ADMIRALS IN THE ADMINISTRATION DEFER TO HIM = BUT LET’S GIVE THE GUY A BREAK: PUT IT DOWN TO PROMISE KEPT, sort of with 50 k troops and bases in perpetuity...after all, he expressed pleasure and surprise at the success of “the surge”…without seeming to understand the payoffs involved?? and he’s from Chicago?? all right we’ll give him a promise sort of kept the best that you’re gonna get anyhow…



8]TORTURE: PROMISE BROKEN = JUST SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING FURTHER RENDITIONS… AH AND WHAT CESAR WILL RENDER UNTO ME TO BE RENDERED IS EX-VEEP CHENEY, HOW THE FAT WILL DRIP OFF THE SPIT BEFORE I TAKE OUT HIS COLD ELECTRIC HEART!



http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/01/31-3



5]FOREIGN POLICY = NO CHANGE [CLINTON] GENERAL CONTINUITY SO HE’LL TALK SOME MORE, BIG DEAL!

6] IRAN POLICY ONLY WORDS SO FAR…



7] PENTAGON = NO CHANGE [GATES] CONTINUITY



8] A'STAn NO CHANGE EXACTLY THE SAME, EVEN WORSE NOT A NEW IDEA TO BE FOUND, EXCEPT EXPANSION INTO PAKISTAN! divide and conquer the Taliban is US 19th century Indian policy on a global scale.



2] ENERGY POLICY - LOOKS LIKE CHANGE SO FAR

3] CIA = CHANGE, AT LEAST AT THE TOP, though Penetta at his confirmation hearing allowed that under certain circumstances he too might allow torture.


4] UN = CHANGE=ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE WALRUS AMOUNTS TO CHANGE THOUGH MS. RICE IS WHAT IS CALLED A HUMANITY HYENA WHO ARE FAR MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE COYOTE PACK NEAR WHERE I LIVE IN SEATTLE…

12] NAT SEC ADVISER = CONTINUITY


13] ECONOMIC POLICY = CONTINUITY

SAME FOLKS WHO GOT U.S. INTO THE FIX WE’RE IN ARE SUPPOSED TO BAIL US OUT WILL BAIL OUT THEIR KIND AT GOLDMAN SACHS.



5] LABOR = SLIGHT CHANGE, BUT DID NOT MENTION THE LAW THAT HE BACKED IN HIS CAMPAIGN TO MAKE ORGANIZING UNIONS EASIER WHEN HE MET WITH LABOR LEADERS.I.E. VERY TEPIC CHANGE AT BEST COMPARED TO WHAT LABOR MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED SINCE THE REALY WENT TO BAT FOR THE GUY DURING THE CAMPAIGN… WHAT IF THEY HAD STAID NEUTRAL???


6] DEPT OF INTERIOR = VERY MODEST CHANGE


16] ENLISTING SUPPORT OF EVENGALICALS AND FAITHBASED INITIAVE = NO CHANGE FROM THAT KIND OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN RELIGION



17] FBI = NO CHANGE


7] ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY LOOKS LIKE REAL CHANGE



Change in Cuba policy made dependent on “Cuba’s release of political prisoners “[does that include u.s. hired assassins?] sweet noises so far?]



Tax cuts on those earning more than 250 K a year, promise was to revoke, let’s see if it really happens, though the budget is now premised on it.



6] EDUATION? FOR THE WORSE SEE:

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175022/andy_kroll_will_public_education_be_militarized_ BUT IT IS A CHANGE




http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/17-4



http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/11-11



http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/4039/why_cynics_are_wrong/



http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jan2009/obam-j17.shtml




http://www.truthdig.com/report/page3/20081215_rep_dennis_kucinich_on_his_battle_with_the_banks/



Obama pledged to veto any bill rejecting the request, meaning he is beginning his presidency not by “turn[ing] the page on policies that have put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street,” as he once pledged. Instead, he is promising a mushroom cloud unless lawmakers let taxpayer cash continue to flow to the biggest of Big Money interests



http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090115_fool_me_once/



http://www.slate.com/id/2208935/pagenum/2





9]NO CHANGE Signing statements SAID HE WOULD BUT THEN USED IT:


A FAIR # OF SPECIFICS TO COME:

ctd. belligerence toward Russia? during the campaign just like McCain. But it appears there might be real change in the offing, too early to tell whether it is merely cosmetic and for publicity’s sake…



regulate the money people, the bundlers who put him in office????


http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20081205_keeping_track_of_change/

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/12/16-16

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-11

Hey, you Liberal Democrats. You may have won the election, but you're getting CREAMED in the transition.

Today, President-elect Barack Obama stuck it to you. He's chosen Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education.

Who? Duncan is most decidedly not an educator. He's a lawyer. But Duncan has this extraordinary qualification: He's Obama's pick-up basketball buddy from Hyde Park.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-10

US military prepares for Obama’s expansion of Afghan war

US General David McKiernan, told journalists: "I don't like to use the term ‘surge' here, because if we put these additional forces in, it's going to be for the next few years, this three - or four-year period. It's not a temporary increase of combat strength."

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/dec2008/afgh-d13.shtml








Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A.I.G. / SORKIN/ NEW YORK TIMES

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/business/17sorkin.html?hp

Mr. Sorkin claims the sanctity of contracts, in his suggestion [or is it defense] of A.I.G. principles receiving their bonuses - how so if they behaved with
criminal disregard in the work they did, turning their firm into a house of cards whose demise, so it is claimed, might bring down the entire financial system. If any one of them committed fraud during their investment schemes - something we do not know, but the possibility certainly exists - the bonuses might be put into escrow!

It ought to be possible to arrest each and everyone of them under the over-all law that their actions endangered and may continue to endanger sacrosanct
"National Security" - a law with which were done and you can continue to do no end of things after all! -- and which might be used to real effect, imaginatively, if the Obama administration wanted to do more than posture for the sake of the populist outrage; make the A.I.G. folks [and all the other "Bonusseess"] post many million dollars worth of bail! This ain't gonna happen, and all the outrage is just for show since Obama and his economic team are the same people who set the switches for de-regulation and became wealthy [e.g. Rahm Emmanuel] from the world of wild west capitalism; are the very people who funded his election, and are working like crazy to keep it like that, with but a few tweaks here and there.



Yours truly, MICHAEL ROLOFF Member Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society this LYNX will LEAP you to all my HANDKE project sites and BLOGS: "MAY THE FOGGY DEW BEDIAMONDIZE YOUR HOOSPRINGS!" {J. Joyce} "Sryde Lyde Myde Vorworde Vorhorde Vorborde" [von Alvensleben]

Friday, January 16, 2009

CHANGES THAT WILL NOT OCCUR


1] USE OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS CONTINUITY = NO CHANGE

2] SIXTEEN MONTHS WITHDRAWAL DEFERS TO PENTAGON = NO CHANGE 100

3] FOREIGN POLICY = NO CHANGE [CLINTON] CONTINUITY

4] PENTAGON = NO CHANGE [GATES] CONTINUITY / $100 AT STAKE

A'STA NO CHANGE EXACTLY THE SAME $ 100

5] ENERGY POLICY - LOOKS LIKE CHANGE SO FAR

6] CIA = CHANGE MAYBE


7] UN = CHANGE

8] NAT SEC ADVISER = CONTINUITY


9] ECONOMIC POLICY = CONTINUITY

SAME FOLKS WHO GOT US INTO THE FIX WE’RE IN ARE SUPPOSED TO BAIL OUT THE COUNTRY WHEN THEIR INTERESTS ALWAYS WERE THEIR OWN BILLIONS???


10] LABOR = SLIGHT CHANGE


11] DEPT OF INTERIOR = VERY MODEST CHANGE


12] ENLISTING SUPPORT OF EVENGALICALS …???

13] FBI = NO CHANGE


14] ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY LOOKS LIKE REAL CHANGE

15] NAFTA PROMISED RENOGOATION??

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/17-4

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/11-11

http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/4039/why_cynics_are_wrong/



http://www.truthdig.com/report/page3/20081215_rep_dennis_kucinich_on_his_battle_with_the_banks/

Obama pledged to veto any bill rejecting the request, meaning he is beginning his presidency not by “turn[ing] the page on policies that have put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street,” as he once pledged. Instead, he is promising a mushroom cloud unless lawmakers let taxpayer cash continue to flow to the biggest of Big Money interests

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090115_fool_me_once/




THERE ARE OF COURSE A FAIR # OF SPECIFICS TO COME:

a] ctd. Belligerence toward Russia? during the campaign just like McCain $100 AT STAKE

b] really negotiate with Iran? or only go through the motions? $100 AT STAKE

c] regulate the money people, the bundlers who put him in office????




http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20081205_keeping_track_of_change/


The Department of the Interior desperately needs a strong, forward looking, reform-minded Secretary," said Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity, "unfortunately, Ken Salazar is not that man. He endorsed George Bush's selection of Gale Norton as Secretary of the Interior, the very woman who initiated and encouraged the scandals that have rocked the Department of Interior. Virtually all of the misdeeds described in yesterday's Inspector General expose occurred during the tenure of the person Ken Salazar advocated for the position he is now seeking."

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/12/16-16


re: department of agriculture appointment

With a $97 billion annual budget and roughly 110,000 employees -- more than the departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Energy combined -- it is one of the largest non-defense agencies in the federal government. And its hand is everywhere, with thousands of county extension offices spread across every state.

Bill Clinton and George Bush made what might best be described as "hack" appointments to the Department of Agriculture, naming political pals with limited real-world experience in contemporary farm and food debates. In Bush's administration, in particular, the job of the secretary of Agriculture has been to promote the agenda of corporate agribusiness with regard to trade policy and the lowering of food safety standards. As such, there is a lot of repair work to be done.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-11


Hey, you Liberal Democrats. You may have won the election, but you're getting CREAMED in the transition.

Today, President-elect Barack Obama stuck it to you. He's chosen Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education.

Who? Duncan is most decidedly not an educator. He's a lawyer. But Duncan has this extraordinary qualification: He's Obama's pick-up basketball buddy from Hyde Park.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-10

US military prepares for Obama’s expansion of Afghan war


US General David McKiernan, told journalists: "I don't like to use the term ‘surge' here, because if we put these additional forces in, it's going to be for the next few years, this three- or four-year period. It's not a temporary increase of combat strength."

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/dec2008/afgh-d13.shtml

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