Iraq Veteran Wounded By Police At Occupy Oakland

Above is a picture of former Marine Scott Olsen after he was seriously wounded by Oakland police yesterday as they attempted to break-up the Occupy Oakland effort. Mr. Olsen was hit in the head with a projectile of some kind. The folks who helped bring about this recession with economic crimes and fraud don’t go to […]

What Does OWS Want? How About Justice—For ALL

Tune in to just about all of what attempts to pass itself off as “news” these days and you’re likely to hear this question raised about Occupy Wall Street, ‘What do they want?’ A perfect example is this from Erin Burnett, CNN’s bubble-headed brunette: <br /> What does OWS want? Seriously, Erin? How about that […]

Operation Enduring Bullshit

 A statement from Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (with appropriate commentary inserted): We support the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement [you have a strange way of showing it]: we have high levels of unemployment and we have high levels of foreclosure that makes Oakland part of the 99% too. We are a progressive city […]

Another Open Letter to Bud Selig

Dear Mr. Selig, If you are anything like me, you sometimes run hot and cold with your emotions. When that happens, I am practiced at the art of writing the scathing letter where I get out all of my emotions and use every dirty name in the book. Then, I crumple up the paper and […]

Occupy Oakland

The right to peaceable assembly is now restricted to between the hours of 6am and 10pm. So says Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department. Mayor Quan also commended the police chief for “a generally peaceful resolution to a situation that deteriorated and concerned our community.” I guess it depends on what […]

A Wrist Slap for Citigroup

Who says crime finding loopholes doesn’t pay? “As the housing market began its collapse, Wall Street firms and sophisticated investors searched for ways to profit. Some of them found an easy method: Stuff a portfolio with risky mortgage-related investments, sell it to unsuspecting customers and bet against it. Citigroup on Wednesday agreed to pay $285 […]

Breaking Down the Job Market

A few weeks ago, I attended a job fair that was sponsored by the Houston Chronicle. The funny thing was that it was broken into three sections: nursing, engineering, and general. They wouldn’t even allow me into the nursing or engineering section even though those companies were also hiring people that weren’t nurses or engineers. […]