All Further Articles for 2011-09-20

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Unmasking Wall Street
Up to seven protesters have been arrested at Occupy Wall Street , which is ongoing but with dwindling numbers. Several were charged under a little-used 1845 law that bans masks at gatherings unless for a "masquerade party or like entertainment." So: party, yes. Protest, no.
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Just About Everything Is Unconstitutional
Though more and more wingnuts are espousing more and more wingnutty ideas, the Tea Party is still not happy. Rick Perry? He hasn't gotten rid of all those immigrants yet. John Boehner? He's a "socialist" because, well, isn't it obvious? And the devious enemies of the constitution - schools, roads, health care, labor and food safety laws - are still everywhere. Wanna see what their America will look like? Not pretty.
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The Amazon Sweatshop
An exposé of the warehouse in the Allentown, Penn. Morning Call found medieval conditions for scores of mostly temporary workers: insane rules, escalating quotas, random firings, no benefits, closed doors and suffocating heat that could top 110 degrees. The company's response: popsicles, bandanas and paramedics in ambulances parked outside to treat the (many) fallen.
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A Mere Fraction: $400,000
Here's GOP Rep. John Fleming whining he can't afford to pay higher taxes because expenses whittle his $6 million income to a paltry $400,000, and besides "class warfare" doesn't create jobs. The obliviousness of these guys astounds.
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Monday, September 19, 2011
Foo Fighters to Westboro Baptist: Keep It Clean
The Foo Fighters took on the hate-mongers when Westboro Baptist Church showed up in Kansas City to protest the band with those dreadful signs they lug everywhere. In trucker gear and high spirits, the Foo Fighters serenaded them from a flatbed with “Keep It Clean (Hot Buns).” “Driving all night, got a hankering for something/Think I’m in the mood for some hot-man muffins..."
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