TigerSoft News Service 4/20/2008 www.tigersoft.com
by William Schmidt, Ph.D. - What The Corporate Media Won't Tell You.
Ryan Maglione, an owner/operator from Pittsburgh unhappy with high diesel
East Coast trucker rally. See
caravan of horn-honking truck drivers rolled their rigs through Washington.
rising gasoline costs and demanding that Congress impose caps on prices
PEOPLE ARE BITTER!
Bush's Vanity-War goes on and on. Socialism is only for the
and Congress. Real wages go down and down. And gasoline
goes up and up. But CEOs make ten million a year while their stock
drops 80%. It's time for a big change. Right wing taunts to "shut up,
stop whining and worker harder" now just make people angrier.
hell" from the media for telling the truth. But Clinton
did make me laugh when she called Obama an elitist.
"I am the king"
In late "2005, Republican Congressional
leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with
President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act,
Thompson for Capitol Hill Blue. GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore
push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives
still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel
Miers to the Supreme Court.
Thompson reports the following exchange:I dont give a goddamn,
Bush retorted. Im the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my
Mr. President, one aide in the meeting said. There is a valid case
that the provisions
in this law undermine the Constitution.
Stop throwing the Constitution in my face, Bush screamed back.
Its just a
goddamned piece of paper! Ive talked to three
people present for the meeting that day
and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution
piece of paper. Thompson comments
A BITTER DISCONTENT IS GROWING
by William Schmidt, Ph.D.
Obama is EXACTLY right about
that. The media make him
out to be an extremist because he says people are "bitter".
They make Obama's words the focus for the first 35 minutes
in an hour-long debate instead of getting to the trillion dollar
issues of Iraq, Afghanistan, jobs, inflation and foreclosures.
The big corporate US media are very much part of the problem.
Long frustration does make people grow "angry" and
That bitterness has been brewing a long time about the
choices made by Washington and corporate elites that affect
most Americans in the political and economic realms. The
prolonged, hugely expensive and unsuccessful wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan wars are just the most obvious sources
of the discontent. The disquiet ranges from job losses and
declining real incomes to the sense that all the existing
political elites are dishonest, corrupt, self-serving and arrogantly
How would you feel if your job and home were taken away and
companies like Hewlett Packerd, which are making billions,
skirt the laws with impunity and hire permanent employees as private
contractors through employment agencies, like Kelly's. The
rich get absurdly and obscenely rich, but real wages are lower
than they were in 1971! People read about the bale-outs of
big banks with hundreds and hundreds of billion dollars from
the US national Treasury. Yet, 40 million Americans can not
afford health insurance.
Republicans expect a balanced budget from their kind. Bush
gave them record-sized deficits and nation-building far away.
McCain who has been the beneficiary of socialized health care
his whole life, won't back it for the rest of America. Democrats go
out and vote in the primaries, only to discover that the Democrats'
system of super-delegates can over-rule the Presidential candidate
chosen by the majority in the primaries. Frustration is non-partisan.
Will the Democrats really help average working people?
Don't hold your breathe. Both Clinton and Obama have just
promised they won't raise taxes on people making $250,000/year.
In what world do they live if they think that someone making
$250,000/year is in the middle class? The median US income
is now $36,000/year.
Inflation, because of the falling Dollar,
is rising much faster than median income. So, real income and
are diminishing. The gains of the last 37 years have gone
nearly entirely to those at the economic top of American society.
The chart from the University of Maryland below compares
incomes of the top 20% with the bottom 20%.
( Source: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/socy/vanneman/socy441/trends/ratio15.html
CEO's, like Killinger
of Washington Mutual, arrogantly gouge
shareholders and pay themselves and their cronies on the
Board of Directors tens of millions a year. Stockholders shout
and scream once a
year. But in the end, they can't fire their twenty
million dollar a year CEOs, despite the collapse of their stock.
Bush and Cheney have cost America $3 trillion dollars.
money has been wasted, stolen and disbursed to
campaign contributors. America
is not safer because of
But its government is all but bankrupt, financially, diplomatically
morally. And it has made enemies of millions of Arabs.
No one I talk to feels anything but contempt for Bush. His
approval ratings are 28%. Yet, the
Democrats are too cowardly
to stop his madness by voting down more war appropriations.
Cowardly Nancy Pelosi and Cowardly Democrats
With good reason, Congress is disliked even more than Bush.
Nancy Pelosi took impeachment right off the table. She has refused
to end Bush's vanity-war by denying it appropriations. She has
refused to allow Rep. Kucinich to bring articles of Impeachment
against Cheney. I wrote last Fall she fails to appreciate that she is
in office with a Democratic majority precisely because Americans
want an end to the Iraq quagmire. I suggested she should read
the US Constitution and study what the founding fathers like
James Madison wrote in the Federalist papers about how Congress
must use impeachment to stop an out-of-control jingoistic President
-Tyrant, who creates false and exaggerated fear to start an
unnecessary war, all the while spreading a false nationalism to
fool the gullible and easily fearful to make his cronies rich with
war-time profits while and better intimidate his critics.
Sky-High Gas Prices and Un-Regulated Mexican Truckers in The
Caused An American Truckers' Revolt
truckers plan to circle the White House and state capitals in a "rolling
protest a federal government plan to allow Mexican long-haul rigs to operate throughout
who participate in "Truck-Out"
also are being asked to run their rigs at the minimum speed
by law. The protest is scheduled for April 23-25 to coordinate with the
"Hold Their Feet to
the Fire" rally and radio talk show marathon in Washington
planned by the
Federation for American Immigration Reform.
"American truckers are going to have their jobs
or vanish into the hands of Mexican truck drivers as this Department of Transportation
project gains permanency," said Frosty Wooldridge, a writer and talk-show host who
for two decades. " ( http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55199
Truckers protest diesel prices
by MONICA VON DOBENECK, Of The Patriot-News
Saturday March 22, 2008
"Angry truckers gathered at a truck stop off I-81 Saturday to protest
the high price of fuel and plan how to get the country's attention.
They agreed to send a convoy to the state Capitol March 31 during morning rush hour as
a start. A convoy to Washington, D.C., might follow and, if that doesn't work, a strike,
"Three weeks ago I set out on a mission ... to protest the ridiculous price of
fuel," organizer Mark Kirsch, an independent trucker from Myerstown, told a couple
hundred truckers gathered at the Gables truck stop near Harrisburg. "We have local
governments' attention; now we need national attention. We need big numbers."
Kirsch got near unanimous cheers and pumped fists when he asked how many would be
willing to join the Harrisburg convoy.
"We need to tell the greedy oil companies we won't stand for this anymore,"
he said. "We can't let government walk all over us."
| President James Madison
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same
hands . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
Federalist Papers 47
"We have staked
the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it,
we have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of
mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves,
to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
"It will be of little avail to the people, that the
laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be
read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised
before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what
the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of
action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?"
Federalist Papers 62
"Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence
and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of
"[The Constitution preserves]...the advantage of
being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation. . .
[where] the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
- U.S. Constitution ratification convention, Massachusetts, 1788
"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to
be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of
armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known
instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the
discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices,
honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added
to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism
may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out
of a state of war . . . and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
- April 20, 1795
There are much
harsher indictments of Nancy Pelosi on the internet. Below is
Pelosi is A DISGRACE and ENABLER of CORRUPTION and CRIMINAL CONDUCT in her role as the
"opposition party" "leader" of Congress.
#1. Even with the former Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, having committed PERJURY
within THE SPACE OF THREE SENTENCES in his under-oath senate testimony (Gonzales at one
point stated, under oath, that when he had been White House Counsel, he had had "no
intention of discussing the FISA surveillance bill" with the then
surgery-incapacitated Attorney General John Ashcroft in Gonzales and White House Chief of
Staff Andrew Card's midnight visit to Ashcroft's hospital room; and two sentences later
Gonzales conceding that he held the papers to modify those FISA surveillance statutes in
his hand as he sought to have Ashcroft sign them) - NANCY PELOSI PRETENDS NOT TO NOTICE.
|#2. Even with Special Prosecutor PATRICK FITZGERALD having done
the HEAVY LIFTING - OBTAINING A _CONVICTION_ for PERJURY and OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE from
Presidential Senior Advisor Lewis 'Scooter' Libby - who was concurrently VICE PRESIDENT
CHENEY'S CHIEF OF STAFF - NANCY PELOSI has "LED" her cowardly Congressional
Democrats to PRETEND NOT TO NOTICE! Even when the original "OBSTRUCTION OF
JUSTICE" re the outing of a CIA agent to intimidate a war-critic whistleblower WAS
COMPOUNDED when President Bush COMMUTED THE PRISON SENTENCE for Mr. Libby BEFORE he was
even sentenced! And long before Mr. Libby revealed the full extent of his obstruction of
that federal investigation. SPEAKER PELOSI PRETENDS NOT TO NOTICE the CONNECTION between
President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and the OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, PERJURY, and
original CRIME of OUTING an ENTIRE CIA UNDERCOVER ORGANIZATION.
#3. Now - on a THIRD CRIMINAL SCANDAL - Nancy Pelosi PRETENDS NOT TO NOTICE the
Bush-Cheney administration USING FEDERAL PROSECUTORS to TARGET and ATTACK a sitting
Democratic governor ON TRUMPED UP, BOGUS CHARGES.
NANCY PELOSI - DICK CHENEY and GEORGE W. BUSH's SINGLE BIGGEST ENABLER in the entire