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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.”

 

 

 


Fairy Tales Offensive, Too Scary and Parents Ditch Them: A Little Like Politics

I saw this story on the BBC this morning and just laughed myself hysterical.  “Politically correct parents ditch offensive traditional fairy tales.  The parents find them to dark and scary.  May lead their children to nightmares or worse.  Hundreds of thousands of children have grown up on these fairy tales and no one gave a good damn.  We will go into that theory later.

Now they tell us that Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and The Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Rumpelstiltskin are too scary, cause nightmares and just outright offensive.  Goldilocks is responsible for theft, stealing. Little Red Riding Hood is responsible for abduction and murder [depending on which version you read], and Rumpelstiltskin features kidnapping and execution.  The trauma they say would just be overwhelming, leaving a lasting impression and effect on children.  It will affect the rest of their lives and as adults repressed memories of murder and kidnapping and theft and stealing could lead to mischief and similar acts.

I just love that theory.  I, you and all of us are potential murderers, kidnappers, thieves, abductors and executioners.  I never knew that.  I just knew that in the end they all lived happily ever after.  Not only that, but Cinderella was a lesson for women’s liberation.  She bettered herself, married the prince and no longer had to do housework. Every woman’s dream.  So I guess not all fairy tells are dark.  But then there is Snow White and the evil queen.  “Mirror mirror on the wall who is the fairest of the all.”  Another story of attempted murder.  A fairy tale used by advertisers to lead women to buy any and all manner of makeup, weight loss programs, Botox, and plastic surgery.  Never murder!!!!   We might want to, but never do it, or at least most of us don’t.  But goddamn, when you read dark, or rather have them read to you, stories of violence, execution and abduction and beauty to die for, you just gotta wonder.

But why should this just apply to fairy tales?  Next post: How the Bible was instrumental in Catholic Bishops jumping off cliff!!!


Komen In Crisis Mode: Hire Fleischer, Right-Wing Planned Parenthood Hater

 

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself.  Harry Truman

They are now in damage control.  If you read the National Review Online, especially that denier Lopez.  She continues to support Lila Rose and her prostitution expose video of sex-trafficking at PP.  She know it was a fake and a lie, but continues to preach it as gospel.  As if that isn’t enough, she blames Planned Parent for the downfall of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  She will not admit that they have been found out.  That committed suicide.

She continues to deny that this was not politically motivated.  She says so out loud and in print.  I have a vision of her, after having said this over and over again, of sitting on a chair on  her knees trying to choke herself with her own hands…..and having been found by her editor telling him that she was trying to unscrew her head from her neck-pipe so she could check the wiring or circuit board in her own brain.  That video would be worth watching.

Essentially, Komen foundation is a right-wing lobbing group masquerading as pro-women.  Komen is a political organization disguised, pretending to be a charity.  This is about abortion and not breast cancer.  But they stopped funding because they were under investigation for abortion.  An investigation conducted by a Right wing, new-conservative a$$hole republican.  But it is not political.  Do they think we are stupid?  They hire Karen Handel, is who vehemently opposed to Planned Parenthood, and not long after they cut off funding.  Yep no politics here.  Remarkably, they don’t seem to consider sexual abuse of children at Penn State, who is also under investigation, and receives Komen grants, to be in violation of their new criteria.  Child molestation and sexual abuse is just fine with Komen.

There are so many women’s lives at risk in this ridiculous war against abortions! Reckless, selfish republicans are a threat!  There are lessons here to be learned by other ngo’s being pressured and stomped on by the Religious Right.  The Religious Right is an oxymoron.  There is no religion in the “Religious Right”.  I got off the thought so I will finish it now.  Never underestimate the difference between an embryo and a woman. Unlike embryos, women can think and feel.  We can think our way out of lies and deception.  We can feel outrage that an organization that has asked for and has received support is willing to sell us out for politics, and does it with our health.  After all, they are offer pink handled handguns for well, which isn’t illegal, but doesn’t seem related to their so-called mission.  There are things much worse than being a leftist organization….and that worse thing is…being a Neo-Conservative organization and lying about it.

And people laugh at the term “right-wing conspiracy.”

What they don’t comprehend is that they have awakened a sleeping, silent giant.  We have been quiet far too long.  We have let these right-to-lifers, another oxymoron, do their will in the state and local governments.  These lunatics remember a time when a woman couldn’t call herself a woman until she had children.  They want it to back to those days when men were superior and ran the world.  No more.  We screamed no. It was from all classes, race, genders, rich and poor, black, white and hispanic.  We showed them that we don’t need Susan G. Komen.  We proved that Planned Parenthood is important to women’s lives.

We can’t stop now, it must go on and on until November.  So I say, as did Howard Beale in Network…..”Go to your windows and open them wide, and scream I am as mad as hell, and I am not going to take it anymore.

I also think that it is time for an investigation into Susan G. Komen and their so-call mission.  What do you think. Would you be for it?


Komen and The National Review Online Fall on Their Swords: They Refuse to Tell The Truth

I had hoped that I would not have to write another post about Komen.  I now realize that the campaign against Komen must not ever stop.  We begin with the lie Nancy Brinker made public;  It was posted by Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review Online, as Salon.com wrote it was hilarious.  Try not to laugh to hysterically.

 

What make this hilarious is that the assertion that the decision has nothing to do with politics and was just a big coincidence.  Right.  But the facts don’t fit.  Komen, namely, Brinker hired a vehement anti-abortionist as director of public policy, Karen Handle ran for Governor of Georgia on a  platform  that called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood.  Brinker being a Republican saw no conflict here.  Brinker was praised by these  so Right-to-lifers at the National Review Online.  You can take Kathryn Lopez who got all bubbly happy when Susan G. Komen would stop funding Planned Parenthood.  Se saw as a victory in the war against women’s health providers that perform abortions and provide contraception.  It complete escaped her small mind that this was not about abortion at.  When Brinker made this youtube video statement she jumped for joy.  The National Review Online was since they have been trying to shed PP.  They believe the lie, the ludicrous lie that the decision has nothing to do with politics.  Be still my heart.  When the backlash happened, Komen reversed itself [maybe] Lopez stated that Komen was victim of bullying.

Now to be fair, they were in part victims of bullying.  But not from Planned Parenthood as they protest.  Yes they blame Planned Parenthood for the demise of Komen.  Does it not tickle your imagination.  That is what it is imagination, pure fantasy.  They were bullied alright, but by their own people and constituents.  They even lie about the retractions.  They say they will fund all current grants to PP, and that PP can apply but with no guarantee they will be approved.  So the fight continues.  Whatever moral and compassionate standing the Komen Foundation may have had is now gone.  It can never be restored  to its former self.  They have layed down with mongrels and thought they could get in the “Pink“. They have become prostitutes for the for the Religious Right and the Right to lifers.

Sexual assault and sexual abuse of children it seems is acceptable behavior for their continued funding of Penn State.  The new rules issued by Komen that bans grants to organizations that are under investigation by federal, state,  or local governments.  till, Planned Parenthood is the only organization to be cancelled.  Pro-lifers just lie and fall on their swords to justify anything and to try to cover their stake in prostitution.  There are many lies many can be found in a Mother Jones article[s] http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/01/abortion-cancer-komen-informed-consent.

But the most egregious example of the right to life and religious right was given by Kathryn Jean Lopez of The National Review Online,  in her support of fake videos of sex trafficking at Planned Parenthood.  She praises Lila Rose.  She calls her the Upton Sinclair of her generation.  Upton Sinclair.  I am surprised that she even know his name, since she is unaware that what he did was true journalism and not a reality show.  That is what Lila Rose does, reality shows.  This is not journalism.  It is a reality show like Survivor, The Biggest Loser and others.  You know that they can’t be real because these people are being paid.  So was Lila Rose.  Paid $125,000 grant to make false, fake lying videos.  You can find it on her website “Live Action”  only you can’ open it or read it.  Why……..she was exposed.  She lied…..she prostituted herself for money believing she was doing good works for the Religious Right.

She ran this scheme in six states to stop Planned Parenthood.  Just consider how ridiculous and ludicrous this really is.  Think of it…..out of nowhere, sex traffickers suddenly engage in simultaneous multi-state effort openly seeking heal care for victims of their crimes, youth entrapped in a cycle of slavery, abuse and exploitation at the hand of the traffickers themselves.  If in reality these young women were raped, sexual slaves and abused, why did they not scream for help from the police; attempt to run for freedom and expose them for what they allegedly were? If these girls were in fact victims of sex trafficking and the attendant crimes that implies, then they also need sexual heal services because they are basically being raped regularly and are likely to get a sexually transmitted infections and experience unintended pregnancies.  But this is not about sex trafficking, rape victims or real actual victims,.  They may no attempt to help young girls and boys caught in a cycle of abandonment, abuse poverty and violence.  It is simply to bring down Planned Parenthood by any means necessary.

It was shown for what it was ..a trick , a hoax.  Prostitution.  Kathryn Jean Lopez states that Lila Rose, and her Live Action, should inspire us all.  I agree.  It should inspire us to vigilant against sex, lies and videotape.  She is trying to show that Planned Parenthood conspired to stop funding from Susan G. Komen simply to bring the organization down.  It is childs action.  It is ludicrous.  Prostitution is the oldest profession ever.  It can’t be stopped.  The Right to lifers, the Religious Right and God’s Republicans Army, and The Susan G. Komen Foundation have raised it to a new level.

They misunderstood what they were doing.  They had God on their side and did as their God told them.  They got down and dirty.  As I said above, they layed down with mongrels and thought they could rise up in the “PINK” which is fantasy.  I feel that the new symbol of “the Race for the Cure”  should be a dirty, tattered PINK ribbon, that you can only by at Planned Parenthood and their affiliated clinics. Continue to send funds to Planned Parenthood.  Watch Komen disappear.

I finally got the PINK  off my car.  Praise the Lord.


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.


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!!!!!!!!!


Bloomberg Indignation

I am tired of the tea party feeling left out with all the attention being given to the Occupy Wall Street group.  The name calling has begun.  I remember it well.  Shame on Oakland, sham on all of them.  But mostly shame on Bloomberg.  What I can’t figure out is why they all so afraid of OWS.  And they are afraid.  But this below just says it all.

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The tea party is an embarrassment to the Republican Party and frankly to themselves.  They dirty the real tea party patriots of the revolution who fought tyranny and set us all free.  They have made a mockery of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Monroe just to mention who fought for real freedom and liberty.  This tea farty group is nothing but nobody’s pretending to be somebody.  I am tired of all these a$$oles and their so-called moral outrage.  If they had any morality, believed in the constitution, they would see beyond their gun barrel.  As for the City of New York and Bloomberg, well Republicans are Republicans.  Defend the rich and step on the 99%.


“The Menace of Violence”

This is the perfect example of how you can never speak too slowly while speaking. The pauses, inflection and timing is perfect. His confidence comes through so absolutely that you can’t help but to be inspired.  He lays out the evils of  violence not by repeating clichés, but by simply stating what is at stake.  He describes humanity in its purest form, and by doing so, he is able to clearly point out why each and every one of us should stand against the destruction of one an other.  I was inspired.  I became a democrat.

Now, when I hear the hatred from our politicians, see the violence against women, immigrants, gays and lesbians and the just about everyone, I think of this speech.