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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.”

 

 

 

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God Save Us From the Good Christians or How I Would Rather Be In Hell If They Are Going To Heaven

I had hoped that this Christianity crap would not go this far, but now these men of “God” have made me mad.  Most of these people  Slicktorum, Newt, Mittens and now Franklin Graham have all been found out for what they are………racists, bigots, sexists and absolutely not christian.

First, I don’t think this bunch of old white, white-haired men [bishops] knew what they were doing when they screamed against contraception.  I don’t think they realized that this went beyond contraception, and played right into the hands of those God-fearing pretenders, and began in earnest the repeal of “Obamacare.”  The bishops didn’t understand then, but they do  now.

But what has made me mad is Slicktorum saying that Freedom of Religion has become Freedom to Worship and they are not the same thing.  Is he really that stupid.  It is a rhetorical question don’t answer.  Did he not know to google religion and discover the definition?  Or simply look the word up in the dictionary.  Religion:  service and worship of God or a divine being.  Slicktorum has it all wrong.  His definition of religious freedom means Catholicism.  Follow the dictates of the church.  As we have seen his church is lacking.  I guess now that includes Protestantism too.  I don’t usually watch “morning joe”, but I did this morning and I was dumbfounded.  This pretender to the throne of a really good man, in one brief interview offended every real christian in the world.  Maybe it was too early for him or what he drank, smoked and a new fangled drug the night before which led him to some drug induced glass eyed definition of a christian.  The man has lost his mind like all good christian republicans.  But I have gone off point and I am on a deadline to get this post done sometime tonight.  Maybe I need a new drug as the old song says.

Now back to what I was going to say before my 65-year-old brain had a momentary lapse…….Slicktorum is telling me/us that his religion or no religion. He is telling us to ignore God, the God we know, and accept his “religion”.  Not God mind you, his “religion.”  Now don’t get me wrong he has every right to belong to his “religion”, but so do I.  But it is God I/you account to, not the religion.  I may belong to the Greek Orthodox Church, but I pray and answer to God.  God is God.

How dare Slicktorum or Graham or Gingrich or Robertson, or Paul or any of them tell me that the God I worship is wrong.  How dare he or them tell me that I am not a good christian.  How dare they tell me that my “religion” is wrong.  How dare they tell me that my worship of God is not freedom of “religion”.  His God isn’t better than my God.  Christianity isn’t bad but there just are some bad people.  Islam isn’t bad, there just are some bad people, and it goes on and on.  It is not freedom of religion, it is freedom from religion.  They have no right to tell me./us theirs is better.

To hear Slicktorum, Graham or the rest of talk, you can just go out and buy your faith right off the shelf.  Not happy with it move on to the next aisle or another department. No special discounts for God.    A special on “religion” today. Can’t you just see it now, God’s Grocery Store. Bag it yourself and take home.    My momma told me about people like this a long time ago.  She told to beware of the “good christian.” They talk a good game, go to church each and every Sunday and pronounce out loud “I am a good christian”, but when they time comes for them to be what they say they are invisible.  Missing.  I just can’t sell my soul to be a “company christian”.  I will not sell my soul.

These religions, be it Catholicism or Protestantism or whatever they call it is a means for them to justify their bigotry, racism, and sexism.  Maybe the Catholic church is against contraception not because it is immoral, but because it means loss of income for the church.  More parishioners, more money.  It can’t be because they care about the health of the woman or her family.   These good Christians seem to forget that God and Jesus were not racist, bigots, sexists. That Jesus loved all mankind without exception.

They don’t seem to know much about that.  So I can do without the holy water induced rhetoric, the holier than I comedy routine.  I will be pleased to be in hell.  I’ll have good company and my dog.  I don’t want to be a good christian.  If they are examples of good Christians than damn I am happy to be bad.

Jesus loves me, yes I know.


The Christian Religious Right Has Lost Its Mind

Don’t worry, boys, we’ll weather this storm of approval and come out as hated as ever.

Saul Alinsky, June 1972

I wrote about this before Christian Theocracy.   They have gone mad.  Gingrich is now the new King David. That is what one what one religious leader told a Daily Beast reporter.  But he only compared him as is pertaining to marriage.  But really, King Gingrich, the giant killer.  The only sling shot Gingrich may have is his jock strap, and it has to be small.  But to compare him to King David, then one has to go all the way.  David was a murderer.  He broke as many commandments as he could; thou shalt not kill; thou shalt commit adultery; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not bear false witness.  Yet, King David.  He was a Jew, non-white.  How do they align that with their theology of racism and hatred. With their whiteness and purity?

The Religious Right and Republican part has devolved into the Nazi Party or the Klu Klux Klan.  The Klan was a Republican Religious political organization.  The Klan was in control of choosing political candidates.  They championed the purity of womanhood and Christianity.  They came in as reformers.  God-fearing people.  Their hypocrisy and lies were exposed.  The Religious Right is working that same magic now.  They are trying to dominate the Republican race, align it with its theocratic vision.  It is not just about God, it is about their God.

Their God teaches that hatred of women, poor people, blacks and other people of color is righteous.  They and they mean all white people, have a right, a freedom to discriminate.  They endorse a so-called principle that permits white people to hate and discriminate.  They can do in the open air, in front of their God and for their country knowing that they have nothing to fear, no reprisals against people of color.  This so-called right is the living and breathing manifesto of white racism.  But it is not new.  They have reshaped politics and the political system.  They are saving God.

Then there is the boot licking.  Some call in pandering, but it is worse than that.  It is outright lick spital boot licking.  King Gingrich, Mittens, Ron Paul, all of them have to win them over.  They must proclaim “I am a Christian”.  The best one I know of is one I read in Fear and Loathing: On The Campaign Trail ’72.  Hunter S. Thompson swears that Hubert H. Humphrey made the most stunning comment while running for present in 1972. While speaking to a group of Haddasah women Humphrey screamed out at one point in his speech, “Why, I was a Jew once myself!!!!”  He swears it is true.  I believe him.  They will say and do anything.  We all know it is lies, but we listen anyway and those “righties” believe them.

We have no one to blame but ourselves.  Well, not me, but those people voted out of anger.  What they got extremism.  The Religious Right has carried their anti-woman agenda further and further..and now besides being pro-rape, pro-incest-and the out of high school drop out party, bigots, racists, anti-Semite, the Republican party and the Religious Right have reached a very new low…..the pro-domestic violence party.

Like Hitler, who in the beginning wanted only to remove those who were not pure, the Republicans and Righties are doing the same thing.  Throw the dogs out.  We may all soon be able to read it.  Not the Bible.  Mein Republican.  It will be in your neighborhood Christian bookstore, along with King Gingrich key chains, tales of how “you can be white”, and stories of how “I was a Freedom Fighter for God.”

To paraphrase Steven Sondheim:  The world is a pit, and it is full of shit, and it is called Washington, D.C.


Christian Right Theocracy

This is a post I have been thinking about for days.  I have been thinking about this since I read an op-ed in my local newspaper entitled “Liberals expressing fear of theocracy again.”  The author argues that we should not be afraid of the conservative movement and the religious right.  That we are making an error in respect to the religious right. That we look at Christian conservatism and see a host of legitimately problematic tendencies:  grandiose ambitions, apocalyptic enthusiasms and fiery speech.  We should not be afraid, that Christian extremism is not on the march again.  The man has lost his mind.  It makes one wonder in what universe he has been living in for the last two years or more.

Now we have the Value Voter Summit.  It has the appearance of a good old fashion Klan meeting.

These are people who read the Constitution and Bible and obsess over the parts they like and ignore the parts they don’t like.  What they are telling us is that we have no right to religious freedom under the First Amendment unless of course we accept their version.   I am sure they mean non-christian religions, but I know they mean everyone.  Christianity is only valid if you follow their values.  They hate everyone.

I fully expect that God will make his presence known. A ventriloquist throwing his voice from the beyond.  Can’t you just hear that slow, low, deep voice saying “You have come here to receive the word, and the word is , well you can find the word in my Racism For Dummies or The Bigots Handbook.  All available at a discounted price for value voters.  Complimentary t-shirts to the first 1000. Sign up for my newsletter at Godbigotry.heaven.”

The Christian Right has permeated every part of lives.  If you are Christian, their kind of hate based Christian you don’t belong.  You can even find the love of your life online at ChristianMingle.com.  I am not saying that they are associated with any hate group, but I find it ludicrous that there even is such a site.  It implies that if you aren’t christian you won’t find love.  It suggests that you are not intelligent enough to know what you are looking for.  Their website promotes all the bible verses, belief in God, etc.   The days are gone  when your parents said  you can’t date or marry unless he is a christian, Greek, Irish, Buddhist, Muslim.  Why must you marry within your race, religion or gender.  “Are you single and Christian? Are you waiting for God to make the right choice for you? Find God’s match for you.”  It is on their website.  I am not necessarily saying that that is a bad thing.  I am just saying that it insults my intelligence and violates my freedom.  I don’t need God or the religious right to choose my friends, love, religion, for me.  God gave me free will so I could choose for myself. Now mind you they only ask if you are christian and single.  They do not ask are you straight, gay or lesbian.  If what they write is true, then you/anyone should be able to get a date and find love.  Does it not tantalize the imagination?

Then of course we have the get out jail free pass.  Church or jail.  Now you would have to be an idiot to pass that up.  Thirty days in church is better than jail.  Naturally the courts will strike it dead as they should.  There is no state sanctioned religion.  Violates the First Amendment.  But you can pretend to be christian as they do and stay out of jail for now.

I am not a value voter.  I will never be their kind of value voter.   The God I pray to does not condone violence, hatred, bigotry and killing.  The God I pray to is not a member of a hate group.  The only handbook he has is the Bible, the entire Bible.  Not just parts of the Bible that suit my purpose.  I do not bribe God.  I do not lie to God.  I do not pretend to be a Christian.


Hell Yes I am Un-American, Again

I am proud to be UN-American.  If being a good American means spreading terror, hatred, poverty, racism then hell yes I am UN-American. If being a good American means curtailing the freedoms of religion, association, speech then hell yes I am UN-American.  If as a country we find it right to brutalize, condemn unions, communists, Mexicans, Arabs, gays, peace activists and Blacks, if we find it right to detain them, fire them, illegally search them and even kill them simply because we are told they are the people we should fear, then hell yes, I am UN-American.    It isn’t easy being UN-American.   It take courage.  It takes  principle.  It takes reason.

Our history is filled with examples of courage conquering fear and hatred.  Now, I know these good Americans have no concept of history, what it means, what it is, and make it up as they go.  We survived the dust bowl, presidential assassinations, church bombings, lynchings and war.  We believed in the Constitution and what it represents.  These good Americans are cowards.  They pretend to revere the values and principles that the Constitution guarantees, the very things this country was built on.  Instead, they are blatant with their cowardice and spineless and eagerly trash sacred principle as a road to fear.  They see the Constitution as nothing more than a piece of paper that they can use only when it serves their purpose.  Just a talking point.  They find it American to take away freedoms and rights.

I have been here before.  Maybe some of you have too.  During the Viet Nam war, I/we were called UN-American, un-patriotic, communists and told to love it or leave it.  They even killed four in OHIO.  Their fear and hatred took over, they lost their reason, forgot the Constitution and reviled all of us.  Pathetically, after many years, these good Americans, Democrats and Republicans, began to look like us and talk like us.  We weren’t nuts any more.  Amazingly, they too were now UN-American.

It is a simple truth that when good Americans  judge people on the basis of where they come from, how they look, how they speak, what their religion is, gay or lesbian, black or white, it is terrorism.  Terrorism turns them into racists.  Good Americans see it as everyone is out to ruin the white man’s paradise.

I want my I Am UN-American t-shirt.  I intend to wear it as a badge of courage.  It is time for an “I Am UN-American’ project.

To paraphrase Eugene O’Neil from “A Moon for the Misbegotten”, ” It will be a mighty day for the poor and oppressed.”


9/11/01: Personal View From Europe

I have had reservations about posting anything about September 11, 2001.  The reservations are simple:  in the days following 9/11, we as a people came together and acted as one.  We now have become a hate machine.  Turning into the very thing, the very hatred that led to 9/11.  Still we proclaim during these “celebrations” of 9/11 our patriotism and love of country. Our flag waving.  We are idiots. This post is about an American in another country witnessing what happened on that ugly day, and how it affected me all those miles away.

It all began on an airplane crossing the pond for Greece.  I was filled with joy, even though I had just been there six months ago.  September is glorious in Greece.  It is still summer.  I arrived on September 9th.  It was a beautiful day.  I was with family in a country that was the beginning of freedom, of all things as we know them now.  Notwithstanding that, I had no illusions of how Europeans, all Europeans felt about America and Americans.  They saw, see us as the land where the streets are paved with gold, everyone is rich, but also a country and a people who imposes their will on other people of the world.  Our way or no way.  They feel this way with good reason.

On September 11th. my cousin and I met a friend for lunch.  It was really a surprise visit first to her shop in Athens, then lunch.  We left to make our way home at about 3:00 p.m. Athens time.  We got in the car and proceeded home and listened to the radio.  “There has been a terrible accident in New York City.”  I remember it like it was yesterday.  We thought train accident, the Lincoln Tunnel.  That was all they said.  We arrived home and started up the stairs.  My cousin lives in a three-story walk-up.  As we were climbing, we could hear the phone ringing, ringing and ringing.  I t would not stop.  We ran up the stairs.  My cousin answered the phone.  The friend we had lunch with told up to turn on the television.  As I did that, the second plane hit the second tower.  Our friend still trying to talk on the phone, and my cousin and I in shock.  Truth be told we did not believe it was real.

The rest of that day and for days following, the phone continuously rang.  Friends calling telling my cousin that they will take care of me and that I should not be afraid.  Amazingly, I wasn’t afraid.  My friends and family weren’t the only ones protecting me.  The Greek Government and other governments, swore that they would protect Americans.  They did just that.

We tried to live life as usual.  My cousin, friends and I were off to the British Consulate.  My cousin teaches English and needed supplies from the Consulate.  We got there on a hot, sunny day.  As we entered the building, they asked for passports or other ID.  I don’t carry any, I have never carried any.  I have had my pocket picked.  So in english I said, “That’s okay, I will wait for you outside.”  I went out the door,  lit a cigarette, and as I turned to wait, I found that the soldier, with his finger on the trigger of his ouzi or whatever weapon he was carrying that day, was standing six inches from me, protecting me.  We looked at each other but never spoke. There was no need.  We both knew what happened.  He stood next to me until my cousin came out, and then made sure I knew her.  When we walked away, he silently walked back into the consulate.  It was the first and only time I was afraid.  I say that, because I learned that day, I did not need to be afraid.  I was safe and would be defended and protected.

Yes I felt safe and protected.  That is not to say there weren’t protests and riots against America.  The U.S. Embassy was marched upon, protests in the streets of Athens and other cities.  There is no love lost among many in Greece and other European countries.  They tell you that America finally got what it deserved.  That it was God’s will for all our sins and deception.  It would be less than honest to say that America has not been all of those things.  I can say that how did we deserve this?  They will tell you remember Dresden? Remember the Junta of 1967?  Remember Cyprus?  Remember our starvation during  WWII while you did nothing?  They wonder why patriotism synonymous with hatred.  George W said, “Either you are with us or against us.”  Why must those who disagree with us be the enemy?

Make no mistake, I wanted justice.  Justice does not mean war.  Justice does not mean killing.  Justice does not mean blanket hatred of poor people, gay people, muslims, black people, the Irish, or those who oppose us.  Politics has become more important that human life.  Our superiority is our religion.  9/11 has become a money making machine. We have no Foreign policy. Only American policy.  We speak of democracy and freedom for everyone, but only if America can give it to them and of course it must be American democracy.  They laugh at our arrogance.

We are fighting two wars in two countries and call it protecting our freedom.  They won’t tell you they want justice, they want to bring criminals to justice or any such thing.  Our government tells us that we are protecting and defending our freedom.  That is pure bullsh$t.

The Europeans understand that.  They know we are playing games with their lives.  They don’t wish us death, but they want us to take responsibility.  Our government takes pride in its promotion of violence, extremism, destruction of America, and hatred.

My cousin was right many years ago.  She asked me why I was so sure that I was free and could do what ever I wanted?  Before I could answer, she told me that I wasn’t really free. Democracy in America was non-existent.  That we are trained from childhood to act and behave in a certain manner, read certain books, and to demand certain things, and that is why we think that we can do everything we want.  But in reality, we demand only what they, the government, is willing to give us.  Simple words, simple pictures manipulate the small child to be aware of what government wants, or teach the child to be a good citizen, and to teach the child to demand from government only what government is willing to give.  Is that freedom?

Ironically, 28 years ago, my cousin was right.  Look at us now.  We have allowed government to take our rights away, teach us to hate.  We can never bring democracy or freedom to the Middle East.  They have been killing each other since Abraham and Sarah.  The problem with the Middle East is that the killing is about religion.  Has always been about religion.  One sect of Islam against another sect of Islam.  It is not about freedom, democracy or human rights.  It is about religion.

Yes, I felt safe and protected in Greece and Europe.  So much more so than I do in my own country, America.

 


Glenn Beck: A Hitler Devotee

In today’s issue of The Telegraph Glenn Beck States:

There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing.”

Well, you do Glenn Beck.  His great patriotic 9/12 Project does just that.  They teach the tea party doctrine.  Teaching them religion, economics and politics. They have been doing all this summer.  So he must be a Hitler follower.

Glenn Beck is a racist, bigoted and homosexual hater.

I accuse him.  He has no respect for the additional pain that these statements have caused a nation in mourning.  He is ignorant.  I can’t call him stupid, because to be stupid implies that you no the difference between right and wrong, good and bad.  Beck doesn’t.  He is ignorant.

He is indiscriminate in his hatred and attacks.  He even attacks the Jewish faith.  No one is sacred to Beck.  No one that is except Glenn Beck himself.

I accuse him of being what is ugly in America.  I accuse him.


Yellow Journalism Is Alive: Thanks To Oslo

As I watched the events unfold yesterday in Oslo, the first thing that occurred to me was that no one had claimed responsibility for the bombing and shootings.  Does anyone really think, not believe, think that Al Qaeda, Muslims, would commit an act so heinous and not take full credit for the act?  It was obvious that they had not does this.  Obvious that is to me and probably many of you, but not to the New York Times, Washington Post and the BBC.

These well-known, print the truth only, media and journalism giants immediately said or suggested that it was Muslims responsible for the outrage in Oslo.  The Washington Post’s column still appears with no correction or update.  It implies that Muslims were guilty.

Only it wasn’t true.  It turns out that the alleged perpetrator wasn’t from an international Muslim organization at all, but was a right-wing Norwegian nationalist with a history of anti-Muslim commentary and love for Muslim hating blogs such as Pam Geller’s Atlas Shrugged, Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch and Daniel Pipes.   It seems now that the New York Times in some small way has realized that their eagerness in selling newspapers has backfired.  Still, they are trying hard to assign fault, even ultimate fault on Muslim radicals.

Terrorist specialists said that even if the authorities ultimately ruled our Islamic terrorism as the cause of Friday’s assaults, other kinds of groups or individuals were mimicking Al Qaeda’s brutality and multiple attacks.

If it does turn out to be someone with more political motivations, it shows these groups are learning from what they see from Al Qaeda, said Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism research at the New American Foundation in Washington.

Then there was this stunning passage from the NYT:

Initial  reports focused on the possibility of Islamic militants, in particular Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, or Helpers of the Global Jihad, cited by some analysts as claiming responsibility for the attacks.  American officials said the group was previously unknown and might not even exist.

In other words, now that we know the alleged perpetrator is not Muslim, we know by definition that Terrorist are not responsible; conversely, when we thought Muslims were responsible, that meant – also by definition – that it was an act of Terrorism.

Are the only terrorists in the world Muslim?  If so, what do we call a right-wing nationalist capable of planting major bombs and killing scores of people for the sake of the greater glory of his cause?  Timothy McVey was a terrorist, the KKK was a terrorist, Skinheads are terrorists, the mafia is are terrorists.  None of which are Muslims.  Still, most or all or terrorists groups.

This yellow story maps and sets forth precisely how the “Muslim-did-it” myth was manufactured and then disseminated yesterday to the worldwide media, which repeated it without verifying that it was true. This article names names; it points to the incestuous,k self-regarding network of self-proclaimed U.S. Terrorism and foreign policy “experts” – what the article accurately describes as “almost always white men” who so often shape these media stories and are uncritically presented as experts, even thous they are drowning in bias, prejudice, nationalism, ignorance, stupidity, racism, and shallow or no credentials.

This is what the press, media always does.  In their eagerness to be first with the story, they leave out the truth.  They do not research or investigate to be sure that what they are going to print or say has any basis in fact.

Right-wing terrorism?  We in America can associate with that.  We’ve got Rep. Peter King, who is determined to rid of us all Muslims, Sarah Palin and her guns and God.  Good patriots all.

But they are terrorists too.

The New York Times should be ashamed.  What does it say in the corner?  “All the news that’s fit to print?”  Even if you make it up.

Thanks to Salon.com for part of this story.


Ohio Diary #10: Racist, Do Nothing Ohio Congressional Lawmakers Play Key Role in Debt Talks

That was the headline in my local city newspaper.  Well, not exactly, it actually read “Ohio lawmakers play a key role in debt talks.” I thought it would be better to tell the truth about them, racist and do nothing.  And I forgot sexist, woman hating elephant dung.

My newspaper gave a brief description or synopsis of their role in the debt talks.  Like most newspapers, they didn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.  Actually, it said nothing.  There was no real reporting.  No truth test, no questions; absolutely nothing.

So in the interest of the truth, in the interest of really exposing these three lawmakers[?], I will do it for them.

John Boehner was the first subject in the article.  The paper said:

Within the next week or so, Boehner must broker a deal with the White House that can pass the House.

Boehner is doing nothing.  He is a robot for the teapublicans.   The coward will not tell them the truth.  He simply doesn’t know how.  His theory is to keep them happy so he can remain the speaker.  If he would only speak.  On July 12, John Boehner claimed talks to raise the $14.3 trillion national debt ceiling hung on whether or not President Obama did his job.

This debt ceiling increase is his problem.

That is just what Boehner said.  Boehner’s statement is a lie.  It has no basis in fact or reality.  On that same day, Jay Powell, former U.S. Treasury undersecretary in the Bush [the father] Administration said:

In our system of government, Congress decides how much to spend and what to spend it on and orders the executive branch to do just that…The executive branch has no independent role to decide which of Congress’ laws to obey and which not.

So in fact, the President, this one, the next one, cannot raise the debt ceiling. That is exactly true, he can after default for the good of the Republic, use the Fourteenth Amendment and raise the debt ceiling, but only after default.  Congress must appropriate money that the President can then spend.   John Boehner has lost control of his party.  Boehner should come down from his cross and do what is best for America.  But he doesn’t want a deal anymore than any other Republican.

Steve Austria:  He happens to be my representative.  I say that sarcastically.  I have been on conference calls, attended constituent meetings, and if you are a Democrat, you basically are not allowed to speak.  You can’t ask questions.  You get ignored.  He like all his fellow dung carriers, wants no tax increases.  He said he was against the cap, cut and balance pledge.  Still, when the vote took place on Tuesday, he voted for it, just like the good baby elephant that he is. He has no original ideas, he has offered nothing.  You can’t say much about him, because there isn’t much to him.

Jim Jordan:  He is chairman of the Republican Study Committee, they are the group that wrote and insisted on severe cuts in all things.  His bill was the Cut, cap and balance, {HR 2506].  He, unlike many of his caucus members, does not predicts disaster  August 2 come and go without action. He predicts a glitch.  A glitch.  Then he said:

The real hurdles would come later when entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security crash.

He doesn’t want to raise taxes,.  He and his partners, will tell you tax cuts will magically grow America out of the debt crisis, create jobs and grown the economy.  He believes that more than his friends.  I want him to tell me why ten years of Bush tax rates have coincided with the miserable economy, worst since the Depression and the biggest rise in deficits in United States History?

All these years, he and the GOP have been telling us they are your only hope for a balanced budget. When Republicans in the White House 2001, they doubled the national debt, and turned Bill Clinton’s $155 billion surplus into a trillion-dollar deficit.  To hear them talk, it was the Democrats.

Republicans wast to keep Wall Street happy.  That needs no explanation.

They have supported and encouraged legislation against women’s rights, civil rights, the poor, children and the middle class. They feel that women are servants and have no place in public life.  In fact, they believe that women should have no life of their own.  Deprive them of their rights and they can do nothing without our consent.

They won’t make a deal on the debt issue, because they won’t give President Obama anything.  They won’t even talk.  Not to Obama and obviously not to each other.  If you’re not white you don’t belong in the White House.  They still insist he is an immigrant, an illegal immigrant.  Hence no immigration reform. Hence the attack on all “Muslims”, run by Rep. Peter King.

They don’t want to tell you the truth.  Maybe, they don’t know what the truth might be, or they just like being racist, sexist, lazy, do nothing rich white people’s representatives.


17 Bigots of Murfreesboro, Tennessee Attack Religion

We’ve heard and read about the attack on the building of a mosque near Ground Zero and the hatred involved in that farce.  What the media has not reported is the attack being initiated in Tennessee against the building of a mosque.

These 17 went to court on the contention that Muslims have no constitutional freedom to worship because Islam is not a religion.  But the court ruled that Islam is a religion.  You just can’t, not by the wildest stretch of the imagination, make this crap up.  The Chancellor, Robert Corlew was compelled to verify that Islam, which has existed and survived 14 centuries, and has a billion and a half adherents, is a religion.  This attack is on people who have lived and worshiped in this community for over thirty years.  They want to build a new mosque on land they own.

These 17 racists attempted to prove that the worship center would cause them harm.  They pointed out that the Islamic Center sponsored public rallies in 2009 ande 2010 on the Public Square supporting the terrorist organization Hamas; that am ICM board member had a MySpace page with AK-47’s with calls to kill Jews and commit martyrdom for Palestine; and that a website offers teaching of Shariah law.  As reported in the Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro, in throwing out most of the plaintiff’s case, Corlew dismissed that “Kevin Fisher, an African-American Christian, would be subject to being a second-class citizen under Sharia law; Lisa Moore would be targeted for death under Sharia law because she is a Jewish female; Henry Golzynski has been harmed because he lost a son fighting in Fallujah, Iraq. by insurgents pursuing jihad as dictated by Sharia law.”  Now let’s see:  Mr. Fisher has been a second-class citizen for 100 years, or so they have been telling us forever.  They fought for the Civil Rights Act, black history month and studies and the right to vote.  Did he sue the KKK for violation of his civil rights?  Ms. Moore’s contention that she would be marked for death under Shariah law because she is Jewish is ludicrous.  Again, the KKK has had blacks and Jews and others marked for death for 100 years.  As for Mr. Golzynksi; his son volunteered to serve his country.  There is no draft and he went of his own free will.  Do we now condemn all Germans for the death of allied soldiers because they killed Christians or other people of faith.  Do we condemn all Viet Namieze because they are Buddhists?  Please.

Me, I don’t fear Muslims.  I fear extremists of every shape, color and stripe.  It is my government that I fear.  A government that has instilled carefully and methodically hate and fear in its citizens.  We have been carefully taught.  We call ourselves a God-fearing nation.  Only if it is our version of God.  All religion is flawed, because men are flawed.  All men.

These bigots will one day wake up from the nightmare, abandon their dark side and say “never again.”