Cracking heads… 27 June 2010Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, NORCOM, The Battle for New Orleans.
Protesters demonstrate during demonstrations
Protesters demonstrate in front of a line-up of riot police during demonstrations in Toronto Saturday, June 26, 2010, as the G20 Summit got underway.… (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Oh yeah, so scary. Obviously it was not all sandals, drums and tutus… but come on Toronto.
I saw that the VP of Boeing was there cheering them on. “Them” being the boychicks and two chicklets (Merkel, Kirchener…did Gillard even go?) who ostensibly run the world. FOR the Boeing suits.
So, basically, we had the G-8 and G-20 conflab of waiters and waitresses, there, in a huddle to take orders.
Something they do just as well at home in the provided mansions.
I caught an extended caller last night on our local talk radio… I admit I am no longer energetic enough to google up and plow thru reports on HB – - – -, the bill that has bounced back and forth between H and S, and has to do with extending Unemployment payments to the long term unemployed (as it is characterised)… Currently it sits tagged onto a mess of a bill. I did read that Olympia Snowe (you know, horrors, a R… of course from the officially designated ”moderate” NE) has formally (by letter to Reid) suggested that Unemployment benefits be addressed in a stand alone bill.
However this caller, who HAS been tracking the bill said the current reality is NOT just that those at the full extension of Unemployment need it continued and are left bereft, but for now, unless you are inside the course of either the initial 26 weeks, or in the course of receiving benefits thru a program that extends it for 13 or 6 weeks, or any of the various other lengths… YOU ARE CUT OFF.
It is not just people who have exhausted the full (current) 99 weeks.
Something worth hoping for… reading around, as Alex waxes and wanes in the Western Gulf, I see some commentary that if the oil drenched coastal areas can get rain, with no wind to drive the oil inland or deeper into the marshes, the effect MAY be a dilution, a flushing.
I’ll extend a little hope on that one.