Take Back the Land

Recently departed Jazz Musician Gill Scott Heron’s seminal piece was a song called “Winter in America”. I think Gill Scott saw the destruction of the American Dream years before it reached the crisis point.

Something is really, really wrong here – and other than a few intrepid groups like “Take Back the Land” – there doesn’t seem to be anyone in power doing a damn thing about it.

The right wing in this country is spending a lot of time defending the banks, the major corporations, and the rich by foisting one Trojan Horse issue after another upon the public airwaves.

A $15 a year tax break isn’t going to save you from being foreclosed on your house.

Protesters ‘Liberate’ Foreclosed Homes

protesters foreclosuresWhen Virginia Henry bought her boarded-up and abandoned Rochester, N.Y., home in December 2007, she saw potential where others were blind to it. The house, a short sale, became her home to live in and care for, she said. She plopped down her $20,000 and filed her paperwork for a loan program that would pay the balance — $43,000 — to rehabilitate the property.

But what followed was a series of unanswered calls and letters to Bank of America, Henry says, eventually culminating in her arrest Friday for a charge of trespassing on her own front lawn. The arrest, like much of this story, is the source of a dispute. Henry asserts police officers shoved her to the ground during the arrest, police claim she fainted from the intense heat. She has a court date for the trespassing charge July 28.

The facts of the short sale are also at issue. The bank has told Henry that the short sale never closed and that the house at 5 Appleton St. — with all her worldly possessions trapped inside — is no longer hers. A Bank of America spokeswoman, Jumana Bauwens, said she would investigate the claims.

“This is my home,” Henry told AOL Real Estate in a phone interview after the arrest. “How can I be trespassing in my own home?”

Protesters Step In
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Van Jones and the Koch Brother’s Plantation

About time Progressives began to push back on this pile of guano fostered by the uber-right…

Democrats – The Way Back

Democrats want to make a point, and shake things up – the first thing they need to do is challenge the seating of Alan West. If you can’t vote as a felon in the United States…

WTF can you serve in Congress?

I got a lot of heartburn with Weat being able to serve in Congress – and it isn’t because he is a black conservative…

It’s because he is a traitor and a thug.

And a “Secret” Security clearance in the US Army…

Is the lowest rung on the ladder. And no – Mr West is not qualified to hold one based on his discharge.

West says racism allegations against Tea Party by liberals didn’t work

Florida’s first black Republican congressman credited the Tea Party with standing up against allegations of racism from the left in supporting his successful candidacy.

“So I think that the — the liberal progressives saw the strength of the grass-roots movement that we call the Tea Party which stands for ‘taxed enough already’ and they tried to turn against it,” Rep.-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) said Friday on “Hannity” on Fox News.

“And the number one thing that you always try to do to silence an opponent in the United States of America is to call someone a racist.”

West said that attempts to tarnish the Tea Party did not foil his campaign. “And we see that that did not work whatsoever,” he said.

“Well, I think the most important thing with our race is that we ran on honor, integrity and character,” said West.

 

 

RealClearPolitics – Video – Schultz To Obama: Stop Compromising

Ed Shultz gives Obama some good advice.

 

Donald Duck Gets Political?

Whoever produced this one did a first class job. I don’t know if they spliced together a lot of clips, or did this one from scratch…

But the sophistication on this one is astounding if done by anything other than a major studio.

Donald Duck vs Glenn Beck!

Dude, You Have No Koran!

American perspicacity and strong motivation for doing what is right wins again!

A skateboarder foils an attempt by a radical christian sect to burn a Koran at a public park in Amarillo Texas.

It seems that, in the other great American exercise — Web entrepreneurs have already seized on the moment with T-Shirts and Coffee Mugs…

Fitted T-Shirt

Dude, You Have No Koran!

Ed Shultz – NAACP Takes on Tea Baggers

Ed Shultz lets it all hang out with -

The NAACP takes on Tea Party racism, and…

Democrat cowardice.

Ed begins the rally for the “One Nation” March.

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