20 January 2010

Obama Supports $675K File Sharing Verdict

Chaaaaaange.

[via:Scott Beale]

15 December 2009

Rolling Stone/Matt Taibbi: Obama sold out to Wall Street

“There’s no other way to say it: Barack Obama, a once-in-a-generation political talent whose graceful conquest of America’s racial dragons en route to the White House inspired the entire world, has for some reason allowed his presidency to be hijacked by sniveling, low-rent shitheads.”

After being elected, Obama basically gave everyone from his “change” campaign dead end jobs. All the important posts went to insiders from the same financial giants, that through “bailout” laws now have been granted free money every time and no matter how badly they fuck up themselves and the system.

If you’re not easily tricked into reading longer articles, have a look at the video summary. Taibbi‘s recent writing is highly recommended reading, his style is very readable and entertaining but maintains a striking contrast to the usual correct, bullshit-plagued financial and political reporting.

[via:No Agenda]

6 April 2009

Carlos Santana wishes Obama would legalize pot

“During his online town hall on March 26, Obama fielded [the most asked] question [in an official “ask-the-president”-forum] about whether legalization of the illicit drug would help pull the nation out of recession. Obama said he didn’t think it was good economic policy, and also joked: “I don’t know what this says about the online audience.”

[via:No Agenda]

11 February 2009

Noam Chomsky: No change coming with Obama

Nothing will probably change. Now stop hoping and enjoy fantasizing about JFK (ref).

[via:rms]

22 November 2008

Judith Butler: Obama’s popularity rooted in economy, not progressive/enlightened values

In other words, plenty of those who voted for Obama are socially conservative, religious bigots, or to use my regular wording, “pigfuckers”. The author also makes the following point:

“The election of Barack Obama is historically significant in ways that are yet to be gauged, but it is not, and cannot be, a redemption, and if we subscribe to the heightened modes of identification that he proposes […] we risk believing that this political moment can overcome the antagonisms that are constitutive of political life…”

[via:Valtamedia]

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