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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.

 

 

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First Debate: Obama Didn’t Show Up

First I must admit that I didn’t watch the complete debate.  I did watch most of it and I was stunned.  Where was President Obama.  I saw someone who looked like him staring down, shaking his head and smiling, but the man was not there.  Romney on the other had, was assertive and kept looking Obama in the eye.  Even when he lied about Social Security and Medicare.  That is when I knew Obama wasn’t there.  When The Stench lied, President Obama should have said so, and gone on the attack of Romney’s record.  Obama has said many times that he fighting for the middle-class, for me and for you, and stands silent.  No mention of Bain, the 47%, healthcare and taxes.  It was past comprehension.

I have no idea what Obama team was not thinking.  Obama had control tonight and he let Romney back in the game.  Tonight Romney looked determined and Obama acted as if he didn’t care.  Obama appeared to lack confidence.  Romney used Obama’s act and personalized the debate.  He talked about people he met and how he would help.  But most importantly, Obama did not go after Romney.  Romney said tonight that he would move to the center and disavow the Right, and Obama didn’t jump on it.  Romney said he would take his healthcare plan he put in place in Massachusetts and make it national.  Well, isn’t that Obamacare.  Hello?!!  Obama stood there as if didn’t know what to say.  Romney sounded specific about his plan.  And Jim Lehrer.  He should have been in charge and not let Romney control.  Mostly though, Obama was invisible.

I am just so angry. I have to stop.

And so it goes!!!!!!


Mitt Romney is a Lying Stupid Bobble-Head White Rich Man, But You Already Know That

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones to concentrate on.  ~ George W. Bush

I am not a leech.  Rat Romney thinks that I, we are leeches, chase government money to live on, are lazy, love our country only for the money it gives me and am not a responsible human being.  True I am in good company, military veterans, students, seniors, the disabled, the working poor, women, pay no income tax and all those other leeches.  Wait a minute.  Was he really talking about the middle class, the 47% or was he secretly speaking about himself.  After all, he pays no income tax.  I at least work hard for my paycheck, I take all the deductions that the Republicans gave me so I could pay less income tax so I could have more money to pay bills and redistribute funds to small businesses when I make a purchase.  That secret video shows that stupid people will listen intently only to even more stupid people.  Stupid people who lie.  Think about it.  It was a fundraiser…. please.  He doesn’t need the money to pay for his campaign to oblivion.  He can just write a check and move on.  This is only to try to convince other stupid rich people that he is just as stupid as they, just richer.  These are people who are going to pay higher taxes to help the poor and middle-class.  How dare they pay more.  He will cater to their basest political desires.  He is a racist – like his party.  Joan Walsh said it best:  “Mitt Romney should be ashamed of himself, and so should anyone who votes for him.”

I am a Democrat and proud of it, but I vote for people not parties.  There used to be good republicans once upon a time, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Dirksen, Ford and McCain.  Yes McCain.  I would have voted for McCain if the real McCain was running.  He started out the maverick, saying what he though and what he believed.  You knew where he stood and he held his ground.  He may not have always been right, but you knew who we was, what he believed and what his vision and hope was for America. Then he went off the cliff doing what the party wanted and there he lost my vote.  He was no longer a real man.  He showed up again when he conceded in 2008.  That McCain I would have voted for.  Call me crazy, but I would have.  Romney believes in nothing.  He can’t articulate what his vision is for America, what his plan for the economy is, how he plans to make the country better and stronger, how he will represent all of us.  He has no clue.  That was made clear and bright in the secret video.  He proved that he is not presidential material.

I had hope for Romney.  I would not vote for him, but I was willing to listen to his ideas, plans, hope and fears for our country and have those open to discussion.  I felt that we could have an open view of two different visions, if in fact they are different.  I had that hope.  What that video tape revealed is that Romney has written off the government check recipientsthat won’t vote for him, and almost half the people don’t pay taxes and undoubtedly won’t vote for him.  That is a hell of a lot people that won’t vote for him.  He announced that is has lost the election.  He told it to his supporters and the party.  It must be hard for him to get up in the morning.

I recently wrote of an imagined rural Ohio woman sitting on her porch, watching the campaign go by. She’s 60, she identifies as conservative, she likes guns, she thinks the culture has gone crazy. She doesn’t like Obama. Romney looks OK. She’s worried about the national debt and what it will mean to her children. But she’s having a hard time, things are tight for her right now, she’s on partial disability, and her husband is a vet and he gets help, and her mother receives Social Security.

She’s worked hard and paid into the system for years. Her husband fought for his country.

And she’s watching this whole election and thinking.You can win her vote if you give her faith in your fairness and wisdom. But not if you label her and dismiss her. ~ Peggy Noonan ~ Time for Intervention http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2012/09/18/time-for-an-intervention/

Romney has no understanding of what life is and means to ordinary people.  He can’t associate with hardworking people, because he never had to work a day in his life.  He has dismissed millions and millions of people.  He has no conception of who they are, what they do to get by each and every day.  We don’t have stock that we can chip at to pay the rent and buy food as he did.  We have to work hard every day to make life better for ourselves and our families.  He just doesn’t know much or anything about America.  We are people with hopes and aspirations.  We are not just democrats and republicans, we have feelings, souls, ideas for our families and our country.  This is about America and the American people.  He doesn’t yet understand that.

Still, before the secret video, I was willing to listen.  I wanted to see if he could prove that he was qualified to be president.  I wanted to see his character.  How he would handle difficult situations.  I wanted to imagine him as president.  Then the Mideast exploded.  Here was his chance to be presidential.  Blue background and American flags.  When he stepped out to the podium on September 11,  we got cruel opportunism.  His smugness showed all over his face.  He was not presidential.  He condemned the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and accused the U.S. Government of sympathizing with terrorists.  The next morning he had a chance to make it right.  Instead, he intensified it: “When our grounds are being attacked and being breached, the first response should be outrage.” “Apology for America’s values will never be the right course. We express immediately when we feel that the President and his administration have done something which is inconsistent with the principles of America.”  He had a chance to make it right.  Instead while the U.S. Consulate in Libya was being attacked, while Libyans were defending Americans, While Americans and their defenders were being killed; he denounces and condemns these and Americans and their defenders.  With each word he spoke there was a dead body to accompany those words.  It was an opportunity, a chance for Romney to prove his quality. His character.  We now know he has neither.  He proved that he is hateful and self-destructive.  He showed his racism in this press conference and in the secret video.  Nothing he can say or do now will change that.

When I look at Romney now I see and hear Richard Nixon: “I am not a crook.”

 

 

 


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!!!!!


“I Need You to Vote for Romney and Save America”

I was attending church a week ago and a “friend” called me over and said “I need for you to vote for Romney and save America.”  Now mind you this man knows I am a Democrat, usually vote that way, and think for myself regardless of who I vote for.  Still, I was surprised.  First, I thought it was a joke, but I could see by the look on his face he was quite serious.  Still, believing this was still a joke, my response was: “Vote for Romney……..George Romney.  No wait, he’s dead. Oh what is it I don’t know.”  He did not see the humor in it.

Like four years ago, Republicans in Ohio are  becoming desperate.  I mean desperate.  They have sold their souls to the republican party and RNC.  They are whores for whores.  Like lemmings they recite the loyalty oath to the party and sing the praises of Willard the Rat.  Mittens is the rat.  He has been trained by the republican party to kill the party.  I know it was on its last leg after McCain, but now it is barely breathing.  It is stunning.  The more I see, the more my heart is filled with happiness.

Think of it as road to salvation.  It is how it was presented to me after all in church, God etc.  What better place to plead and pray for Rat votes.  They were telling me that if I donate just $5.00 to “The Rat”  I could begin to pay my way to salvation.  The Rat’s own website states it:  Learn The Truth:  Sign up to receive emails with the truth.  Imagine it, straight from God himself….the truth.  Donate $5.00 and you get more.  Only the more is a surprise.  Even the baby rats the run big Rats’ show don’t know.  Since the Rats all lie it can only be true that this is a lie too.

To prove his faith and hope of salvation, the Rat put out this campaign :

It was never meant to be used as a political platform, but here he is touting how he saved the 2002 Olympics and Salt Lake City, the bastion of Mormonism.  The Rat tells lies, lies and more lies.  What is past comprehending is why people believe him.  It must be the thought of salvation that is too great to resist.  Get your ticket to ride everybody.

I think this is really what he is saying.

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Shame On Susan G. Komen

The Komen Foundation should be ashamed of itself.  Bowing to the religious right and their commando tactics.  It seems that Komen has joined in the assault on women that they vowed to care for.  Hand in hand with the religious right, they now advocate denying women birth control, mammograms, and health care to indigent women.  A real gang buster of a plan.  Women against women.  They say PP in under investigation….by the Right Wing!!! That should have told them something.

Then again, this will end the pink everything campaign year after year.  Like their Right Wing enablers they make millions and millions of dollars.  Pink everything.  Komen is simply  now a corporation that thinks it is a person.  It has forgotten its mission.  Saving women’s lives.  They are in the business of collecting money which they say goes for cancer research.  Do we really know that.  If so how much and can it be proved.  It could be in the end that Planned Parenthood win.  Pink sinks.

It is hysterical how Republicans pretend to be pro-life, but promote pro-death policies. I know that I have said this before, and risking repeating myself, I intend to do it.  Republicans, Right Wingers, Religious Righters all suck.  No, No that is not what I mean to say.  I need to stop before I go on this tangent about how Nixon won the Presidency by promising to make the streets safe, but really meant he would get rid of blacks and poor people, including women and children.  But I need to get back to this post and get the deadline for this on time.  What I was going to repeat is this….Republicans, the Religious Right, the Right-to-lifers only care if the child is unborn.  Once they out of the womb they don’t care.  It costs them money.  If they care so much, then they should be in the business of adopting every child and as many as they can from women who do not want them, or have been raped, or whose unborn child is deformed or whatever the reason.  They support children that fall under one title or category…..UNBORN/ABORTION!   Pink has now become the new yellow.

Komen is about making money not “race for the cure.” Trademark is of great importance and they will sue you at every given opportunity.  Komen has joined the neo-fascists Republicans and are march in step with them.    Every women should remember this at election time.  Every woman should be reminded every time she sees something pink to go to the polls on election day.  This is the Christian Taliban hard at work.

Women should not need to be reminded of risks they were forced to take before Roe v. Wade.   Do we really want to go back there?

“Many, many years ago, I had a dear, close family relative that was very close to me, that passed away from an illegal abortion. It is since that time my mother and my family have been committed to the belief that we can believe as we want, but we will not force our beliefs on others on that matter, and you will not see me wavering on that.”

Romney’s relative was a 21-year-old named Ann Keenan. The sister of Romney’s brother-in-law, Keenan died in 1963 from an infection following what her death certificate described as a “septic criminal recent abortion.” Her parents directed that “Memorial tributes may be sent to the Planned Parenthood Association. Although many of the details of Keenan’s death are unknown, the story offers a terrible reminder of the risks women were forced to take before Roe v. Wade.

The above quote was made by Mitt Romney during a 1994 debate with Sen. Ted Kennedy [D-Mass].

Do we really want to return to the back street abortion mills where everyone dies?  When did these politicians lose their minds and find God?  Or have they just lost both, their minds and God?

I am going now to scrape off the pink ribbon from my car.


Gestapo Police Brutality Against OWS

I am struck by the reason police give for police brutality on the Occupy Wall Street protests:

 

A spokesperson for the U.C. Davis police did not respond to a request for comment Saturday. Annette Spicuzza, the U.C. Davis police chief, told The Sacramento Bee that the officers used pepper spray on Friday because the police were surrounded by students. “There was no way out of that circle,” she told the newspaper. “They were cutting the officers off from their support. It’s a very volatile situation.”

Afraid for their lives they were.  No place to go they said.  So they just brutalized them in all possible ways.  You know I have heard this we are afraid line of bull before.  I heard it on a hot day in May on the Kent State campus.  The Ohio National Guard, guns, gas masks, gas, billy clubs, every weapon known to man facing a university protest holding rocks and they the Guard was afraid.  So afraid they killed 4 in Ohio and wounded many others.  Real bullets killing real people.  The military machine protecting freedom.  The Bill of Rights.  They were afraid.  They got a way with murder.  They will do it again.  As in Ohio in 1970, today in Seattle, Portland, Davis, and NYC police are once again afraid armed to the nose facing unarmed civilians.  They are afraid.  This is Republican strategy of law and order.  They campaigned on that in 1970.  They have gone years now without using that lame excuse to brutalize American citizens.  Now it is back.

As in 1970 we did not stop.  It continued and intensified.  They may kill us but they cannot stop us.  In the end we won.  In the end all those people who called us evil, communists, unpatriotic and told us that if we “don’t love it we can leave it” all began to speak like as, going as far to use our words.  They even started to look like us.  We were long-haired, dirty, jean wearing commies.  But there were all these politicians, police and our parents all looking like us.  We killed you they told us, but you were right after all.

The police and mayors are operating on the theory that a high body count [arrests, injuries]  is winning.  Truth is, if we were sleeping in tents waiting to buy football tickets, the police wouldn’t think any thing of it.  They would just let us sleep, read, cook, sing and wait.

We can’t go away.  We have to once again prove them wrong.  Expose them for what they are, storm trooping Gestapo police who are in the business of being afraid.

FEAR IS THE ULTIMATE WEAPON!!!!!!!!!


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.

 


Ohio Diary #12: Rep. Jim Jordan

A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
Woodrow Wilson 

Rep. Jim Jordan said that he knows what the American people want.  It is lower federal spending and a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.  Yes indeed.   No mention of jobs, jobs, and more jobs.  “Americans understand you’ve got to live within your means. They want it done smart and they want it done in a fair way,” Jordan said.  And, then in his best JFK impersonation, said “the nation may be reaching a John  F. Kennedy moment, where it is time for people to ask not what their country can do for them, but what they can do for their country.”  He said what, and quoted who?

I am shocked, just shocked, that he pretends to know what the people want.  The people he speaks about are corporations.  And yes he and his fellow repubtards know what they want.  Since the Supreme Court told us that Corporations are people too, then I want to be a corporation.  I am a person.  We should all become corporations, get huge tax cuts, pay no taxes,  give myself a huge pay increase, and have powerful friends in Congress who will give me anything want.

But what really disgusts me is that Jordan, Boehner , good caring, compassionate Ohioans is that they presume to speak for the people.  They talk about the American people as he they belonged to them. When they find out that the American people don’t think they do, they just simply lose interest in the American people.  They don’t remember the working man or the middle class. They used to defend the middle class, at least at times.  The American people turned into organized labor and they don’t love us any more.  They talk about giving us our rights, as if they could make a gift of liberty.  The arrogance of these little,  little men.  The underprivileged, the middle class has turned on them.  They now believe that everyone is out to ruin the rich mans paradise.

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.
Woodrow Wilson

I want my corporation.


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.