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Ohio Diary #18: The Republican Party is No More

I may be one of the most hated people in Ohio.  If today is any indication, I am truly despised.  Why?  I was  relentless in my disgust, opposition and repudiation of everything republican.  Not for what they stand for, since they stand for nothing; with the exception of bigotry, racism, hatred and lying, but  because I was right.   But I am again wandering off message.  Then again, maybe not.

Thank Ohio for the end of the republican party.  I know, Obama got lots of other electoral votes, but it was Ohio that put the dagger in the heart of the republican party.  It ended their lives as they know it.  All their bluster that night and before, that it would be a landslide for Romney and that Ohio would go red was put asunder Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.  Now, you might ask how is it the end of the republican party?  Karl Rove had nervous apoplexy on Fox News and demanded that they take it back.  Their lives were over.  As the evening went on, my reaction was “let them have Ohio now if they want it.  It won’t help, and we still win.”

I’ve heard my republican friends today say “it is pathetic that a republican can’t republican  Ohio, Florida and Michigan.”  They still don’t get it.  They ran a candidate who lacked character, honesty, policy, communication,  He exuded hatred and racism.  That was his message to his faithful and they bought it by the barrel.  They couldn’t get enough.  You just can’t come to Ohio or Michigan and tell them that his plan was to let the auto industry go bankrupt. That Jeep was moving its entire operation to China and expect to get their votes.  He truly thought that those words would endear Ohio to him and carry him over the top.  Rove spent $430 million dollars to spread that message of lies and hate.  Ohio hated him right back, and it hurt.  Romney and Rove are the poster boys for everything that is wrong and evil in the republican party.

Read the conservative blogs or watch if you can bear it Fox and all you see is desperate cry babies.  You could say as Maureen Dowd did that Romney won the election, he is president.  Of a limited number of white people.  Everyone else voted Obama.  The repugnicans lost everything they wanted.  And cry they are.  Most of all they lost because they had nothing to offer.  They committed suicide and screamed rape and murder.

I am one of the 47%.  That video was his ultimate betrayal.  He plunged the tagger straight into his own heart.  They condemn the use of “identity politics” only because they themselves have no identity.  Romney didn’t know who was.  Near they end he pretended to be a democrat, only to get votes.  Even that didn’t help.  The 47% comment was crucial because republicans can not identify with everyday Americans.  They do not know what that means.  Romney and the republicans avoided social issues.  They went silent.  Latinos and blacks overwhelming share social values as do women and the middle-class Americans.  The moderate GOP has avoided it for years.  They could not or would not attract minorities or women with social values.  They in fact drove them away.  They will never reach minorities short of becoming democrats themselves.  It is the reason they underestimated Ohio.  It is why they lost Ohio.  It is why Ohio ended the republican party.  The party is in shambles, a shell of itself and bleeding all over itself.  Can’t you hear them cry?  They were doomed by their hatred and prejudice.  Their violence against women in the name of ending abortion is perversion.  Their stench of superiority over the common man has turned their party into a sewer.  It is why they lost.  It is why they will always lose.  It is why they are are no more.

I guess we were must too smart.

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Pseudo-President Romney – Republicans Believe

 

 

 


Right-Wing Media or Mainstream Media? They Are All The Same

They have welcomed Ryan as the wonder boy for Romney.  Now, with Ryan they can lie even more and use the press to do it.  Case in point:  the Richmond Times Dispatch. This manner of reporting has been done before, but this time it was blatant and unrepentant.  The Richmond Times Dispatch ran an editorial on the then new campaign ad from Romney/Ryan, you know the one, welfare to work requirement was being removed.  It was a lie.  The Richmond Times Dispatch ran an editorial: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/rtd-opinion/2012/aug/15/tdopin01-gutted-ar-2131149/.  Which was a lie taken from the lie Romney initiated about welfare.  They ran it as truth.  I said it before, republicans see lies as truth, and truth as lies.  Today the Richmond Times Dispatch ran a news piece saying that the Romney ad had been proven false; http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/aug/20/new-romney-ad-pushes-debunked-claim-against-obama-ar-2142116/.  There was no apology for their blatant lie, pro Romney editorial or failure to actually do their job.  Even the newest journalism grad knows that you need at least three confirmations before you run a story.  They did nothing.  It was simple:  whatever Romney/Ryan say is the gospel truth, and our editorial board is going to say so.

So ti be clear. The Romney campaign runs an ad that’s a complete lie. Some editorial writer from the Richmond Times-Dispatch writes in defense of the ad, using the ad as the only source of material and doing no fact-checking. The Romney campaign then uses the editorial (which was based only on the original Romney ad) as evidence that their ad wasn’t a lie. When in doubt always lie, lie, lie, lie.  It makes Romney/Ryan the perfect Republican candidates.

 

Don’t let them make clowns of us.  Vote.  Tell the truth.  When newspapers lie, we must write the truth.  Expose them for what they are…hacks.

 

 


Lie Detector Tests for Politicians — An Idea Long Overdue

I have thought that lie detector tests were appropriate for politicians at all stages of their careers.  They lie to get elected, they lie while in office, and continue to lie when gone.  I think this also applies to the media, say NBC.  I was reminded of this by the following:

 


“Bane”/Romney Conspiracy Maybe

I have been absent for sometime. Graduations, retirements, funerals and illness have had me on the move.  But I have been paying attention.  I am back.

I am particularly struck by the fact that he would include himself in this statement.  You all have read it if not here is part of that quote:

And it’s a lot of brain dead  people.

I guess I should include the entire quote

Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful, and whether or not it will influence voters. It’s going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie. And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear “Bane” in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie –“Oh yeah, I know who that is.” There are some people who think it will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think — “You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.”

Does anyone remember the pathetic film “Batman and Robin” from the 90’s?  Bane was there and he was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger!!!!!!!  Next our favorite drunk uncle/addict will be trying to tell us that “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” was actually about 9/11, despite that Tolkien wrote and published it 50 plus years ago.  We are off to the right-wing so far back that even we don’t know about it  machine.  First, they went way back to create fake birth announcements, then they went way way back to fake autobiographies, and now the epitome of slime——-their most diabolic plot ever——-DC Comics here they come. Rush is clairvoyant, better yet,  hallucinating, because he see things in so many things that the rest of us ignore.  We consider it lunacy.  Limbaugh makes you proud to be Foreign like Obama, because if Limbaugh and Mittler are good Americans I certainly want no part of it.

Let see if we can think of and recommend to Limbaugh other plots against Mittler.  Does anyone know named Adolf?  How about Hitler?  We could look it up in the white pages?  Rudolph!!!  Now there is one Rush should jump on………a reindeer with a bright, shiny, glowing red nose every year flying over America.  God Almighty, a communist reindeer.  All these years we have been reading to our children the story of a communist reindeer that traversed the world allegedly to deliver toys to children, but was that really true?

Where are you Rush, drunk uncle, when we really need you?

 

 


Lent Is Over: Stories I Gave Up For Lent

Lent is now over.  Now, I can get back to talking politics, religion, Palin and other things.  The political games can begin again.  This is just a partial list of what I missed.

1.  Rick Perry names his cowboy boots ‘Freedom and Liberty.’  Must be cheap boots.  With all the shit he his spewing, he wouldn’t want to walk in them in real and expensive ‘Freedom and Liberty’ boots.

2. Republicans to screen 9/11 First Responders to see if they are Terrorists.  Yeah, you read it right.  Republicans want to screen, examine police officers, firefighters, emergency squads to see if they are possible terrorists.  The theory being, that since they were right there, they had to be active participants in the terror plot.  Imagine, these first responders that saved lives, risked their own; it was all done as a publicity stunt.  Diversion.  Amazing!!!!!

3.  TSA and the Six Year Old Terror Suspect.  Six year old stripped searched in the name of security.  I wonder does the TSA hire child predators?  Just a thought.  They seem to take such pleasure in doing it what other explanation could there be?  I know security.

4.  White House War on Easter:  Party but no proclamation.  That is enough to make Peter Rabbit scream ‘NO CANDY.’

5.  Lindsey Lohan.  Arrested again.  Same old trash that she is.  Morgue duty for Lohan.  Seems rather appropriate.  A dead no talent trash star working in a morgue dead bodies and all.  It is only right.

I will stop now.  This was all I could bear.  FoxNation where have you been?


Glenn Beck Dreams of Being Ben Hur

I know that Glenn has visions of saving Israel since he says” American has turned against Israel.  Blen Bhur is off to the rescue.  Turning away from his wanting to be Charlie Sheen for Halloween, he truly wants to find God.  What better place than at the beginning.  Or is this just Glenn running away from Fox before he gets fired.

Please God.


Is Journalism Dead?

The answer is a resounding yes!!!!!  All you need do is watch, read, and listen. 

Recently, The Guardian, www.guardian.co.uk, ran a story about churrnalism as journalism.  It so true.  There are people who complain about yellow journalism, and we have that too, but we know that they really those stories don’t come from legitimate news agencies or outlets.  They are just stories to humiliate person or persons they are writing about, or simply to make a “name” for themselves.  They have no interest in journalism or public information.  Greed and vanity prevail. 

As the article in the Guardian states even real, legitimate news outlets and organizations simple reproduce press releases over and over again  Just check the headlines of each newspaper, television news, magazine and they all have the same story exactly as came off the wire.  Media organizations are simply republishing verbatim material sent to them by press wires, marketing companies and campaign organizations.  It comes off the wire, then presented on newscasts and real news.  Each station, newspaper and radio saying the very same thing. 

Good journalists and their editors would go beyond the press release, and give background information, putting the research into the context of the larger story.  If nothing else, do a truth test.  Instead they repackage it and report it as news.

People just aren’t turning into news as much.  The public has become aware that unless it is a disaster, a national or international crisis happening, there just isn’t any reason to watch a news channel.  If there is a “breaking” news event or story, it turns out to be so irrelevant, a Charlie Sheen rant, Lady Gaga happening, Lindsey Logan off to jail again or something of that type. 

Consider how the news sells wars to us.  The story lines often follow the official line of the United States Department of Defense.  To build a narrative of “progress” the Pentagon spends a lot of money and effort in what critics call propaganda.  Take US soldier Pat Tillman, who gave up a multi-million dollar contract in pro football illustrates, misinformation provided to us. Tillman was killed by friendly fire, but to create a heroic story, the military covered up the details of Tillman’s death and soldiers were asked to lie.  If his parents had not questioned over and over again, the media would never have told the truth or even have bothered to find it out. 

The media is not about telling the truth or reporting and isn’t interested in finding facts, verifying and telling the truth.  Their main interest is ratings. And ratings mean money. 

There was a time when journalism lived in this country, and not so very long ago.  The Washington Post told us about Watergate, The New York Times had the courage to print the “Pentagon Papers”, 60 Minutes took on General Westmoreland. 

But they have turned us into blithering idiots and we love them for it.  We don’t need them, we can do it ourselves.  Just go to: www.churnalism.com.