Friday, November 30, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Headline of the day

Please take a look. This is so, so true:

America Didn’t “End” Slavery After the Civil War -- We Simply Exported It

Here's a brief excerpt:

The recent fires that killed 112 workers in Bangladeshi sweat shops making garments for Wal-Mart and other American retailers show how we, today, are frankly more hypocritical and dishonest about slavery than was Jefferson himself. 

As are those Libertarians who argue that the Bangladeshis were “willing workers,” when poverty is so severe in that country that working, chained into a firetrap factory, is essential to survival itself. To call the working conditions of much of the developing world anything less than slavery is to ignore the power relationships that keep workers behind fences, locked 24/7 in often-violent dormitories, and the companies that string nets outside windows to reduce worker suicides. 

I've actually heard people who think of themselves as having values and a conscience say that they can't justify NOT buying cheap imported stuff -- even when they know full well that workers are exploited and mistreated.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Perspective

Interesting, don't you think?  :-)

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Analyzing the Republicans' loss

This is intriguing, actually. Mind you, Cenk Uygur is engaging in some pretty strong schadenfreude in this but listen beyond it, okay?



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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Quotation of the hour

In my humble opinion.

"They outspent us, they outlied us, they made it harder for us to vote, and they tried to make our candidate into a Kenyan, Muslim, Socialist. We won anyway. 

"They can deal with it." 

-- Dave

This "Dave" is the administrator of The Pragmatic Progressive Page over on Facebook.
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Happy Days Are Here Again!

Oh, the relief!


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Really sweet

I think you'll enjoy this brief video:

   
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Yes.

Just so you'll know!


Monday, November 05, 2012

Inspiring, actually

Do you think those right wingers who think that money is everything could ever say something like this:


Saturday, November 03, 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Well, there you go...

This is undoubtedly what it's all about.

(Click to enlarge)
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