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Ohio Diary #17: Turn Out The Vote – Prove Ohio Isn’t All Racist

The day is almost here.  If you haven’t voted early, do it now.  Get out the vote.

Now you may say Ohio isn’t racist not just Ohio but Florida, Pennsylvania and all other red states.  Voter suppression is racist.  They know if they can keep democrats from the polls they will win the election.  Over these many months we have been “informed” by the press and media about the “horse race” with no real discussion of policy and racism.  Like television, they are only interested in entertainment and not knowledge.  Selling newspapers is so much more important.

Hatred and racism is the hallmark of the republican party.  It is what they do best.  They have told so many lies that that believe them to be fact.  So many lies that it has shown itself for what it truly is……….Racist.  It is not new and we should already know this.  It is only now more obvious.  A black man is President, living in the Whitehorse.  Billboards in poor and black neighborhoods, lies about voter ID and then there is Trick the Vote [ True the Vote].  True the Vote is an oxymoron for republicans.  For them there is no truth in the voting process.  They promised to follow the Constitution and then pervert it.  They say they are Christians, but speak hatred and racism.  Hypocrites and contradictory positions.  New Left Media said it best:

  Well, perhaps the capacity to hold so many contradictory beliefs at once reflects the fact that the public school curriculum has become solely oriented around series of standardized tests, robbing a large portion of our citizenry (among other things) of the capacity for critical thinking skills. Or maybe it is because the internet has enabled people to exist in completely different social and political realities wherein they seek out and find only the type of information that will confirm their pre-existing worldviews. Or maybe it’s because local media has essentially collapsed and the mainstream media, interested less in delivering the news than in acting as faithful defenders of the status quo, is unable to effectively help the public to thoroughly vet the Republican nominee.

The republicans are not meant to think.  Just follow.  So, it is time to get out the vote.  We can stand in line for hours to get into a football game, so we can stand and wait to vote.  Your vote is so much important.  Don’t get tricked.  Stand up for all of us, women, the poor, the middle-class!!!!!  We need to make American proud of herself.

 

 


Shut The Flock Up!!!!!

 Well, Mom, to answer your question… some people get the warm and fuzzies thinking about what wonderful, compassionate progressives they are. It just feels so damn good to be so open-minded and CONCERNED about all of these poor VICTIMS in our society. Unfortunately for “progressives”, socialistic ideas have been proven failures throughout history, time and again. Europe is a mess at the verge of utter collapse. Libs love to cite European countries where the lifestyle is supposedly better than ours. These countries are about the size of Vermont, so whoopee whoo for them. Maybe socialism works for a country with a population of 200. Meanwhile, the U.S. props up the world economically and militarily and pays for it by borrowing from China. If people think the “progressive” way is so wonderful, I’m sure Cuba would happily accept them…it’s only a short boat ride away after all.

The above was taken from a Facebook message sent in response to her stating that some people thing that if you are not in favor of every social program thought up you must not be compassionate.  Several people commented.  They were of both parties.  But this girl went after the “progressives” and liberals.  She needs to shut the flock up.

She made an unwarranted attack.  It is obvious that she does not know very much about the affordable healthcare act, Europe, North America, and socialism.  This is reminiscent of the Vietnam War days in reverse…..if you were against the war you were a communist.  Does anybody remember “Love it or leave it”?  So we have come to that now.  But even in her rant above she lies.  Libs do not site European countries where the lifestyle is better than ours.  What we do cite is that the healthcare in all these countries is so much better than ours.  Germany, France, Greece, Spain, Italy and let’s not forget Canada,  are not the size of Vermont, and their populations exceed her 200 standard.  And we should self-deport….to Cuba.  This is the mentality in the state of Ohio.  This is my front and backyard.  Their only recourse is to degrade and denounce democrats, progressives and liberals.

If you don’t like the truth, then make up your own.  Lie about the lies you told.  Live in a parallel universe if you can’t accept the truth.  For this girl real facts are not acceptable.  It is what they do.  They have no argument, no logical argument, so they go off the reservation and declare that we are all socialists and love Stalin.  She even uses the word Romney made famous VICTIMS.  They just buy into the we are leeches theory.  She like so many others has seen and heard the Devil, and she believes.

What did you think the Devil is going to look like if he’s around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red pointy tail.  No. I’m serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing…..he will just bit by bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance…..just a tiny bit.    Broadcast News

They have forgotten how to persuade people who don’t agree with them.  They have created their own environment and remain entrenched inside it.  They only listen to themselves and of course the Devil. They just lie about everything   Deniers about everything.  They lie about their lies.  The biggest error of the Conservatives  the Republican Party was naming Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate  They did it simply because Ryan had a “policy” a budget, a plan.  Romney obviously has none.  Unless you count trying to take President Obama’s.  But remember, if you are a liberal, a Democrat, a progressive you are scum…..a socialist that needs to be put a ship and sent to Cuba.  A modern-day voyage of the damned.

Still, for all their talk I feel this all comes down to race.  They wont shout it out, but it is truly white against white.  Rich against poor, middle-class, women, veterans  Latinos and working families.  Just consider the extreme effort republicans have taken to eliminate voters, violate women, starve families, deprive veterans, the elderly and all hard-working Americans.  We are progressives and we should disappear.  That is their vision.

 


“Truth is Treason”

In a free society we’re supposed to know the truth,” Paul said. “In a society where truth becomes treason, then we’re in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.”

Now I know this quote is a couple of years old, and about Wiki leaks, but somehow it applies here as it concerns The Rat and The Roach[okay,[Romney and Ryan].  They have sent the Stooge out again.  Just look at what they have her saying now after VP Joe Biden’s truthful comments.  You could say they were a little strong, but they were the truth.  There is just no use kidding ourselves what Rat/Roach really wants for America.  When he stands and looks out at his supporters and the real American public he sees not working America, he sees criminals that need to be punished with more taxes and poverty.  He sees dangerous parasites and leeches preparing to strike at the heart and soul of the Great American System that put them where they are now.   More about this later, now back to the Stooge, aka Andrea “Stooge”Saul.
What was so terrible about what Vice President Biden said:
They’ve said it.  Every Republican’s voted for it.  Look at what they they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing.  Romney wants to let the — he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules — unchain Wall Street,” Biden said.  “They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing.”
Republicans have spoken for these 2 years and more to the need to “unshackle” the private sector from regulations.  Mind you the private sector, meaning the citizens, working class families, women, blacks, illegal immigrants, immigrants, and poor people remain shackled to high taxes, joblessness, and poverty.
Their record speaks for itself:  the war on women, voter suppression, personhood bills, heartbeat bills and you see the compulsion to return women, blacks and immigrants to lives of slavery, chained and shackled to the whims of white rich men.
And the Stooge response:
After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Gov. Romney, the Obama campaign has reached a new low, the Stooge said. The commends made by the vice president of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama campaign will say and do anything to win this election.
When Obama backed Biden the Stooge said:
In case anyone was wondering just how low President Obama could go in his campaign for reelection, we now know he’s willing to say that Governor wants to put people back in chains, Whether it’s accusing Mitt Romney of being a felon, having been responsible for a woman’s tragic death or now wanting to put people in chains, there’s no question that because of the president’s failed record he’s been reduced to a desperate campaign based on division and demonization.
Felon?  The Rat did that to himself.  Won’t release tax returns, so he must be hiding something he doesn’t want anyone to know.  Responsible for a woman’s tragic death?  I didn’t hear that.  It said no health insurance to help his wife during this illness.  He lost his job thanks to the Rat.  She, herself said:
“If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” said Saul
All the Rat/Roach campaign can do is lie.  If they were even remotely to consider telling the truth it would be treason.  Truth is something that the Republican party has no interest in. They are incapable of doing so.    Hubris.  Narcissism.
I for one am so tired of their self-serving, self-indulgent, selfish and self-righteous outrage and lies.  They have no comprehension of what the truth is.  The Rat just lies.  It is what the Rat does every day of his life, on purpose, as a matter of policy, and a perfect expression of everything he stands for.

The Rat and The Roach Ticket: Go Obama 2012

I must admit that last night when I heard the news that the Rat had chosen the Roach to be his VP,  I was screaming and dancing.  I was just as happy as I could be.  Democrats were handed a gift and we won.  A party that is cutting its own throat, even if it taking them a long time, they picked a man, I use that loosely, who wants to end Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security as their VP.  The author of the most draconian budget in our history wants to be second in charge.  The Roach has the gall to call it The Path to Prosperity, Restoring Americas Promise, so it was called for Budget year 2012; changed it to:  The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal for Budget year 2012.  Naturally, it asks questions that be the obvious questions:  Restoring Americas Promise?  Promise for the rich; Blueprint for American Renewal? Renewal of tax cuts and destruction of everyone else.

They may have a problem:  the most prominent and partisan supporters of the Republican party have been senior citizens who both speak with their money and their vote.  they have been loud and clear “to keep your hands off my Medicare.”  The promise is that those seniors,those  Republicans will now reconsider their support, read the so-called budget and see it for what it really is, destruction and death of the poor and middle class.  That they will see lie in the statement that his Catholic faith guided him in forming this travesty.  Jesus taught us to take care of the poor.  That Jesus told the rich man to give up everything he owns, give it all away and follow him.  Must not have been part of his catechism.  His truth faith is Ayn Rand.

Then I saw this ad.  It should run on television and full length.

We cannot go back.  We can only move         

We must rise up and vote.  Ride share and take a friend.  Ohioans  get with it.  They want to stop early voting, well the we will just storm the polls.  Take a friend, family, anyone and go vote.  Tell them that we want our rights back.  Throw the elephants out.  Send the message that we know what we want, and what is good for us.  We decide what we can do with our bodies and our minds.  Tell them that all their money in elections is irrelevant.  Make it clear the BatSh#tCrazy doesn’t get it anymore.

VOTE!! DON’T BE LAZY!! TAKE A FRIEND!! THROW THE RATS TO THE DOGS!!!!!


The Traditional Media Lies About Komen Apology

This does not surprise as far as the media is concerned.  I say that since the traditional media is completely irrelevant.  Half-truths and lies it seems is all it can print.  It does not gather information, do research or in anyway think at all.  Money, money makes the work go around.

 

Komen issues a half-hearted apology and mainstream press printed as a reversal of the Komen decision.  If you want the truth read the blogs.  They at least for the most part do their homework and research.  Not that some don’t lie like the mainstream press.  Off on another road I am again..

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/03/1061450/-Lazy-media-reports-Komen-Foundation-decision-as-reversal-It-isnt?detail=hide

It is just sex, lies and the print media.  There was a time when journalism meant something,  but those days are gone since Viet Nam.  Again, off on another road.  Forgive me.

The media may get it right in about six months or a year or so, when the Susan B. Komen Foundation is just but a shadow of it self or just plain gone.  It will be interesting to read what lie they tell then!!!!!!


Ohio Diary #14: Ohio Takes Its Revenge

Last night Ohio screamed out loud not just to Republicans here, but all over the country.  It was a defeat for the Republican whores who wanted to line their pockets on the backs of the middle-class.  For almost a year now, Kasich thought he was in control.  So much so that he lied about Issue 2 [SB5].  He blamed the budget deficit on working people.  They are greedy, selfish, and lazy people.  Like all Republicans, they refuse to take any blame for the troubles.

This was not in truth an issue of Democrats versus Republicans.  It was about what was right and what was wrong. Public workers should not be the scapegoats for economic problems.  This defeat is stunning in the regard that even Republicans were against it.  69% voted against, and they weren’t all Democrats.  Kasich still didn’t listen.  He lied to his own party.  He did not do it alone.  He had help from his pimps, the Republican National Committee and the Columbus Dispatch.  They both told the same lies over and over again.  Kasich like all Republican governors and legislators became appeasers.

An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping he will be the last man eaten.  Winston Churchill

The Republican National Committee, Republican fascist, racist governors and legislators thought they spoke for the people, bestowing rights on them they already had.  They want to exclude all of us and deny us our rights and freedoms, while at the same time saying they are giving them to us.

The arrogance of these Republicans.  They tried to steal from the working man.  They will continue to do so unless we stop as we did in Ohio.  They want to cut Medicare and Medicaid.  They call the “entitlements“.  Entitlements my left foot.  I paid into it as did my employer.  The government does not just give it me.  I paid into it.  It is my money and I want it.  They make it sound as if it is a gift given to the people from government.  It is not!!!!  I am not to blame for their borrowing money from me.  I am not responsible for the government not paying that money back.  The money is mine and I intend to get as much as I paid into it back.

The fact is that Issue 2 here was a fight by Republicans against so-called “entitlements”.  Real people pay into pensions, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  They worked for it and paid for it, and are owed it.  Not as a gift but as a right.  Think of the interest owed on the load from social security and medicare?  I paid for it and I want my money.

Today Ohio gave America hope.  If you fight you can win.  If you are right you can win.  It is a mighty day for the poor and oppressed.

 


Help Me Send A Message To Congress

Oh, how I long for those good old days.  When I was 7 or 8 in the mid ’50s, I and the neighborhood kids would ride our bikes to the “little store” that had no air-conditioning, on scorching days with a nickel or dime in our hands and head for the huge frozen food freezer.  Better yet, we looked or waited for the bicycle ice cream seller.  Do you remember them?  A bike with a freezer and those wonderful skyrockets, orange sherbet, in a round cardboard container.  The were wonderful.

Now, some 57 years later, a nickel or dime can’t by much.  Skyrockets are obsolete.  I haven’t seen one in years.  Ice cream isn’t really ice cream anymore.  But I have a better idea.  A great investment for just 29 cents: a U. S. postcard with a handwritten message sent to every member of Congress.  Don’t tweet, don’t email, don’t even call. Send a handwritten message.

Now I know that many of you out there will thing that this is a waste of time and energy.  I can hear you; “Why bother?” Here’s why.  Most of the middle class is struggling in this great country; millions don’t have jobs. And millions don’t have health care.

The annual salary for senators and House members is $174,000. Under the Civil Service Retirement System, an immediate, full pension is available to members of Congress age 60 or older with 10 years of service in Congress, or at age 62, with five years of civilian federal service, including service in Congress. As of October 2009, 275 members of Congress who had retired under CSRS were receiving an average annual retirement benefit of $69,012.

One of their perks, members of Congress are eligible to receive health services at an elaborate Navy clinic in the Capitol building, staffed by a least four Navy doctors, as well as medical and x-ray technicians, nurses and a pharmacist. For this care, members of Congress pay a flat fee of $503 a year and file no insurance claims; the rest of the cost is subsidized by us, the taxpayers.

Are you working harder than the average member of Congress? Tired of all the political fighting without results.  Then write something like the following:

“I am sick and tired of the cavalier and lazy way that you are handling things in Washington, D.C. Do you really want to keep your well-paid job with all its perks and benefits? Then act like it. Work together as a team regardless of our political party.  Get things done.  I hired you, and I can fire you.  It’s called my vote.  Remember, It’s my money you are spending. You promised me jobs.  You promised me a better future.  Have a nice day.  Sincerely,  Your Boss [The American Electorate]”

If they can have taxpayer subsidized health care, then why can’t I?  If they can have 5 weeks vacation at my expense, then why can’t I? If you can have one week vacation for two weeks worked, then why can’t I?

It is time to send a message.  Send it loud and in great big block letters.  Do your job and get gone.

 


Obama: Yes We Can’t

In 2008 Obama talked a good game.  “Yes we can.”  That was the call.  What we did not know of course, is/was; Yes we can become Republicans.

It is something that I have always wanted:  to be a member of the political elite, and re-engineer an entire country against the wishes of the people.

I want to be part of the party that says that we are doing the people’s will and work.  Knowing the entire time, that I am living in a dark tunnel and have no idea what the people really want.  But then, does it matter?  The people hired me so I can do the things I want, and praise the people for a job well done.  I am doing the work of God.  Remember, Republicans want to save God.  And, God tells me to help the rich and punish the middle class for being poor.

Goodness, this is a great country!!!!!!

 

 

Tuesday 26 July 2011


Safeguarding Democracy

The United States is in a big battle that will decide its future in the years to come.  Strong and sometimes, contradictory forces are pulling the country toward bankruptcy. It is clear that extremists on the right of the political spectrum, along with a large block of so-called academics and journalists, are doing everything they could to bring the nation closer to the cliff.  Conducting investigative journalism in one thing.  Presuming of course they ever really do that anymore.  Instigating falsehoods, making up theories, making up stories in quite another.  It is too bad we saw another example of that with the Norway events, where the media used these horrible killings as a trip down hate and bigotry lane.

Our two parties are at a standstill.  A standstill of their own making. No one seems to know what they are for.  That’s wrong.  I miss spoke.  They know what they are for:  their party.  As for the people and democracy? Some inside the conservative party seem to be banking on chaos and disaster, hoping this will bring them closer to government.  There are no winners in this.  We all lose.   Any political change must come from democratic procedures and not chaos.

Congress has become the ultimate reality show.  We know just how real reality shows are.  People are being paid to degrade, humiliate, and beat people up for MONEY.  Congress is no different.  Just look at them; money from corporations, media companies and the wealthiest people in America if not the world.  And they tell us they are doing it for us.  Doing it for me my a$$.

What have these so-called good christian Republicans and Teabags done for us?  They have stolen our democracy from us.  They are in the process of stealing everything that made this country great for themselves.  They don’t care about us.  Self-interest and power, political party is more important than governing.  Their sole purpose is to stop government.  Make it impossible for the people to live and survive.  They will say anything to you so that you, me believe that they really care about America and its people.  It is all LIES.

Journalists must put ratings, and view share or readership on the side and think about the ramifications of throwing gasoline on a fire.  They must stop milking the public cows.  Political parties and the media surely have responsibility for the future of this nation.  These parties must put their difference aside and find common ground so as to protect democracy, law and order.  The press’ rotten values were embraced by the whole country.

First and foremost, the fault-of-the-people argument is important because rightly or wrongly, it has been successfully used for so many years by media organizations. But the truth is that the people, you and me, are in the power position.  Where is the power now?  You know the answer; with the people where it has always been.  We made a mistake and elected these ignorant people.  I use the word “we” loosely.  This is the moment of truth.  The political system is broken, and only the most serious repair can save it.

The time has come for the people to no longer sit on the sidelines.  We can’t vote Republican or Democrat just because our parents did, or just because I have always been a democrat or republican.  That’s not good enough anymore.  We hire them and we can fire them.  We have to be responsible.  We must pay attention to the issues, the politicians who want our vote.  Who are they and what do they believe.  Is it the same as the people.  We need to get up off the couch and get involved.  If we have in the past, we must do more.  If we have never been involved, them get up off you a$$.  Our future depends on it.

Some forces are pushing us toward the cliff.  People resist despite their rightful indignation at the failures of the political establishment.

Republicans want to save God.  I want to same my country and democracy.  Join the cause.


Barack Obama Is Bad

We are being sold out.  Medicre and Social Security are on the table, thanks to Obama.  It is what he wants.  It is who he is. We can’t trust Obama.  The trust once evident in his base is disintergrating.  I understand that people aren’t surprised anymore that Obama is caving.  It can’t be caving if that is what Obama really believes.

We still should not surprised.  In 2009, clear signals emerged that President Obama was eager to achieve what George W. Bush could not: cut social security.  Before he was even inaugurated, Obama repeated the right’s manipulative rhetorical tactic: that, along with Medicare, the program  was in crisis and producing “red ink as far as the eye can see.”  President – elect Obama thus promised that these crown jewels of his party since the New Deal would be a “central part” of his efforts to reduce the deficit.  We did not listen and we did not pay attention.  We remained silent.

That wasn’t the case in 2005.  In 2005, Democrats, liberals acheved one  our important political victories of the last decade.  George Bush tried to privitize social security, and he was destroyed.  His plan would have gutted the essential part of the entitlement program by converting it from what it has been since the 1940’s – -a universal promise of minimally decent living conditions and health care for the elderly and poor – – into a Wall Street jackpot. Give to the rich so they can get richer.

Liberal and progressive bloggers relentlessly, continually attacked the plan and the reason , the lie that social security faced a crisis, creating nationwide opposition. A few months after he presented his plan to great applause, Bush was forced to humilitatingly take it back.  It was a huge defeat.

The political point had been made.  While there are very few unifying principles for the Democratic party, the primary one, is constant defense of basic entitilement programs for the poor and the enderly – social security, Medicare and Medicaid – from the rich, corporations that have for a long time targeted them for cuts.

We have no on to blame but ourselves now.  We ignored the signs, not wanting to believe that our party leader was a devoted and dedicated as he claimed to attacking the primary safety net for the elderly and poor.  But some saw the the truth.  The liberal blogger and economist Duncan “Atrios” Black, who led the fight against Bush’s plan promised in answer to these early reports:

The left….will create an epic 360 degree shitstorm if Obama and the Democrats decide that cutting social security benefits is a good idea.

Now, Obama not only wants , but is the driving force for deep and major cuts to social security and Medicare.

The same Obama who supported the transfer of $700bn to bail out Wall Street, gave in to and extended the Bush tax cuts for the rich, and who has hastened America’s bankruptcy  – posturing for of the Endless War, now wants to reduce the debt by cutting benefits for the most vulnerable, at the exact time that economic insecurity and income inequality are at their highest point. He has continued terrorism policies indefinite detention, renditions, secret prisons by proxy, and sweeping secrecy.

And we still by his bullshit.  In so many ways and areas, he has done the most to subvert and weaken the left’s political agenda than a GOP president could have ever dreamed of achieving.  So powerful and far-reaching are tribal loyalties in American politics that partisans will support, tolerate, any and all policies our party leaders endorse.  Even those policies we have hated for years.

Obama has given us unprecedented war on whistleblowers, taking the power to assassinate U.S. citizens without due process far from any battlefield.

Now he is spending all his time and his presidential power to cutting the entitlement programs that have defined the Democratic party since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

He continue to say that he wants bipartisan agreement.  But once that happens, it taken out of the mainstream, the limelight, and removed from the partisan wars, and is  adopted by leadership of both parties.  This is why the mainstream press has not pursued this story and told us the truth.

But where is the “epic shitstorm” from the left?  Except few bloggers like me, there is nothing out there.  It is time for us to organize.  The liberal blog Firedoglake has a petition for Obama supporters promising to withhold re-election support if he follows through with this.

Now Obama is on the edge of injecting what was politically poison and unattainable dream of Wall Street and the American right – assault on the nation’s social safety net – into the heart and should of the Democratic party’s platform. Those liberals guided more by party loyalty than real belief will seamlessly transform from livid opponents of such cuts into their primary defenders.

The Left will lose it identity and power, and most importantly it primary policy and policy if Obama wins.

We are doing this to ourselves.  We must speak.  We must shout.  We must fight.

Chris Hayes on his blog entitled Decision Makers explains it better than I.

I have said it before in an earlier post:  Obama is a Republican!!!!!!

It all goes back to the “shellacking” Obama took in the 2010 elections. The President’s political advisers studied the numbers and concluded that the voters wanted the government to spend less. … [T]he political advisers believed that elections are decided by middle-of-the-road independent voters, and this group became the target for determining the policies of the next two years.