Monthly Archives: July 2011

Obama MUST Be Challenged

Is it time to run a progressive candidate against Obama? I think it’s way past time. Without a challenger from the left, the president will continue hobnobbing with and pleasing his corporate donors, and trying to find common ground with … Continue reading

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Why Democrats Cannot Win

Four Things Everybody Should Have Figured Out by Now  Barack Obama is a well-intentioned and decent guy, but he is an ineffective and weak leader.  The president’s weaknesses wouldn’t be so bad if he had  strong back-up in Congress. But … Continue reading

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“Unsuspicious” Death

The day before Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch testified before the British Parliament about their part in a widespread phone hacking scandal, Sean Hoare was found dead. It’s been eerily quiet of late when it comes to discussion … Continue reading

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BPR Ironic Question of the Day

Which one of these politicians voted NOT to extend the debt ceiling in 2006: A. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) B. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) C. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) D. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) E. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) Answer: … Continue reading

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Banned From SNL

This animated short, Conspiracy Theory Rock By Robert Smigel, aired on Saturday Night Live in 1998, but disappeared from subsequent re-runs.  A fair assumption would be that NBC, owned by GE, did not like the way it was portrayed.  

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Droneland, the Unhappiest Place on Earth

Droneland   by Vijay Prashad, July 19, 2011 “Bombardment, by whatever means, of towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings which are undefended, is prohibited.”    (4th Hague Convention, 1907).   A new continent has emerged on our atlas: it is Droneland. The borders … Continue reading

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Obama as Thermometer-in-Chief

Why is has President Obama has been such a big disappointment for progressives?  He inspired us with lofty rhetoric and grandiose promises of hope and change during his 2008 presidential campaign. But when it came time to deliver, the campaign … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Consumption

“Consumption. This is the new national pastime. Fuck baseball, it’s consumption, the only true, lasting American value that’s left . . . buying things . . . People spending money they don’t have on things they don’t need . . … Continue reading

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Look Up There!

I hope everyone enjoys the colorful new header for The Big Picture Report as much as I do. Credit goes to talented Monterey Peninsula artist, Nick Rendernick. Many thanks, Nick.

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BPR Quote of the Day: Deficits Don’t Matter

“Reagan proved deficits don’t matter.” Vice-President Dick Cheney, 2002

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