Tuesday, December 6, 2011

6 December 2011 Time for the media to get real and dump reality

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/05/2011
Karl Rove to RNC chair: Stop The Donald’s debate
By Nia-Malika Henderson
Karl Rove blasted Donald Trump this weekend, saying his upcoming Newsmax debate host gig is a big “ego trip” for the real-estate mogul and reality-show host, and that the Republican National Committee should discourage the 2012 GOP candidates from attending.
Cassi Creek:
          Donald Trump plans to moderate a GOP debate.  The word “farce” comes to mind.  So does “shill,” “staged,” and “sham.”
            …”“What the heck are the Republican candidates doing showing up at a debate with a guy who says I may run for president next year as an independent,” he said. “I think the Republican national chairman ought to step in and say we strongly discourage every candidate from appearing in a debate moderated by somebody who is going to run for president.”
RNC Chair Reince Priebus said Sunday that it’s up to the individual candidates to decide whether they will participate.
Ron Paul and Jon M. Huntsman Jr. have said they won’t be at the debate, while current frontrunner Newt Gingrich has said he will attend “for the entertainment value.”
And Huntsman had this to say about the Trump debate.
“I’m not going to kiss his ring and I’m not going to kiss any other part of his anatomy. This is exactly what is wrong with politics. It is show business over substance. If he had any courage at all he would be running for President of the United States of America as opposed to manipulating the process from the outside,” Huntsman said on Fox’s “American’s Newsroom.” “This is about real issues; it’s not about show business. The Presidency of the United States of America is more important than the silly game shows and reality shows.”
Alabama considers prison labor to replace lost immigrants
  -  Tue Dec 6, 2011 11:09 AM EST

Cassi Creek:  Posted to CNN today:
          Stev Lenon It is time for the media, CNN included, to cease the elevation of Trump to a false level of personal importance by affording him his "the" designator. He has no political or social importance. He is a boorish, vain, self-obsessed, petty man who would interest no women and few men but for his inherited money. Drop the use of "the" when discussing him on the air or on line, or line up and admit that CNN also dances to his fiddlers.
          We know that money decides elections.  We know that the teavangelists and the remainder of the GOP are experts at finding corporate sponsors to fund their re-elections.  We know that the Supreme Court’s decision that corporations are deemed to be persons is simply a mechanism for increasing corporate abilities to purchase their own stables of elected officials.  We haven’t progressed very much beyond the 1920s in social or political behaviors. 
          We have a teavangelist Congress determined to strip away all social safety nets, eliminate public education, force women to live as breeding stock, and to use minorities for slave labor. 
          Alabama, hot bed of social reform, has instituted the means to deport the illegal aliens it can identify and imprison.  The unplanned outcome of this legislation is the loss of field laborers to be hired at criminally low daily wages by the morally upright, good Christian farmers of Alabama.  The illegals were working those fields because the U.S. born citizens of Alabama had already refused to work those same fields for such miserly compensation. 
          Now, faced with loss of farm revenues, Alabama appears willing to turn the calendar back to antebellum times.  The state is proposing the use of prisoners in the penal system as farm workers to work privately owned farms.  One can almost hear the crack of whips and the impassioned defense of “states’ rights” in defense of a “prisoners for hire program that seems to be little different from the slavery of plantation days.  It is not at all hard to envision corporate prisons trading prisoners with other prisons to maximize work outcomes while minimizing the cost/prisoner. 
          One has to ask if those illegals waiting in prisons to be deported will be acceptable as farm workers if they are remanded to a corporate prison until they can be deported in a rapid and timely manner – say just about a week after the crops are all in.  This little scheme should thrill Gingrich.  He can quit worrying that there will be too many poor kids for the available janitor’s jobs. 

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