Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS SHOW A SPINE AS CORPORTIST DEMOCRATS ACT AS USUAL!

Progressive Democrats are the only people anyone should be voting for right now. They are the only group that shows even a modicum of interest in the middle class as the right and most of the left fight for dominance over corporate America. If we wind up with a Clinton/Bush showdown, again, we can pretty much know that our best days are over and our future days are numbered. Voting for either of those two losers is a death knell and a sizable portion of you out there seem okay with that.
Take Ted Cruz. It is very unlikely he wins the Republican nomination and downright impossible for him to win the Presidency, yet the MSM is treating him like a serious contender. In just the first 24 hours, he has made some monumental mistakes that even the most rookie politician shouldn't be making. He failed to secure as many Tedcruz.whatever names as he could, meaning that anyone going to Tedcruz.com is directed to a pro-Obama site instead. His actual site uses a pay system that is so unreliable that experts warn any money donated could be going to Nigerian prince scams as well. Fantastic. On top of all of this he is running on an anti-gay, get rid of safety net programs policies that are so third rail his hair should be standing up on end by now.

The clown car of Republicans may lead to the nomination of Jeb Bush by default, as Fox news is already harping about. Bush may be the Mitt Romney this time around as people look at everyone else before they flame out in a flash of their own incompetence and decide on Bush at last call when he's the only uggo left. Republicans may be dumb but they aren't that dumb apparently. Scott Walker may be the flavor of the moment but he has a terrible record to run on, no foreign policy experience and does not even have a college degree. When voters get a better look at him, as no one is paying attention right now as every study says, his popularity is sure to fall as people realize he is most likely unelectable. Terrible as it sounds, Jeb Bush is the only one, with perhaps Rand Paul as an outlier, that have even a slight chance of winning the Presidency. The fact that Bush is from Florida both helps and hurts as his record down their sucked but as the average human seem to have the memory of  a spastic dog with ADD who knows.

The Democrats on the other hand so far have Hillary as their choice and a lot of us are not happy with that. How bad is it? This week the Boston Globe begged, BEGGED, Liz Warren to run, accurately predicting that another Clinton will be business as usual for a country that can least afford it. It's nice to seem some MSM outlets understand the gravity of this next election which will decide which way the country goes forever. To say 2016 is the most important election ever is an understatement. Our every way of life is at risk and if it's Bush or Clinton again, the fascists win and we cease to be a democracy anymore.
But Liz Warren has repeatedly said no and who can blame her. Running for President, and being one, looks like a crap job, plus whoever wants to chance things risks the lives of themselves and their family. Ask the Kennedy's how change worked out for them? However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Martin O'Malley has been working the Progressive angle and if he can withstand the scrutiny may emerge as a real front runner. Robert Reich, a hero of mine, has also said that if Liz Warren does not run and no serious voices from the left emerge, he would seriously consider throwing his hat into the ring. He may be short in stature but he is long in ideas and a lot of them are things echoed on this site.

There is even word of a more jokey kind of third party look with people like Bernie Saunders (whom I love) and even a Jesse Venture/Howard Stern run that even they claim they hope not to win. If they did, that would be hilarious and couldn't be any worse than another Bush presidency which I still find unbelievable. Republicans do remember that both previous Bush presidents were some of the worst ever, both driving the country into the ground with horrifically bad economic policies right? At least most of the mistakes that Bill Clinton made didn't materialize into years after he left (NAFTA, repeal of the Glass Steagal act). The Bush's on the other hand had everything happen under their watch, including two fake wars, a preventable major terrorist attack and the most serious economic downturn in history. Yeah, let's do that again.

We need a real leader this time. Not some fake progressive like Obama. We definitely don't need another corporatist to lead us further down the path of fascism with the advent of the TPP. We need someone, anyone, to stand up and say "We're mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore!" and then follow that up with real solutions, like increasing the minimum wage, accurately reading inflation, taxing rich people and corporations more than we do now and a dozen other things that need fixing.
We also need to start voting out morons from both sides and not voting for either if they both suck. Stop voting for the left or right just out of habit and if both suck, just don't vote. It's hard to claim a mandate if only six people voted for you. The budgets for both sides are a joke, and show what shams both parties really are. The Republicans dusted off Paul Ryan shitty plan and presented it again, even though a majority of American shot that down in the last election which wasn't even close. The Democrats gave their version the other day and it increases spending by $8 trillion dollars which also cannot fly. Nothing changes. The GOP wants to cut everything and the Democrats don't want to cut anything. We need cuts, to the right places. I'd start with budgets for the DEA and ATF for a start, as well as cutting the military budget in half, eliminating things like the trillion dollar F-35 which a decade later still doesn't work. When do we admit defeat and stop throwing money on a project that clearly isn't working? I have a lot of friends in the military and every single one says they waste money on a scale you wouldn't believe. This has to stop as our country is falling apart because we want some military base to spend $100,000 on new chairs every year. That is actually happening. Nothing wrong with the old chairs but to justify their bloated budget they spend it on worthless objects. This is not making the country safer.

We need a president who understands this and only a Progressive democrat would understand this. Stop voting for 90% of the losers on both sides of the aisle and only vote for people who have a plan to fix things. Ted Cruz has a plan that will lead us to ruin. Why don't more of you see that?

Monday, March 23, 2015

TED CRUZ ANNOUNCES PRESIDENT BID AS WORLD LOOKS TO END LONG BEFORE 2016!

To say the news is bleak lately is an understatement. If you've been watching the MSM, everything seems hunky dory. If you read between the lines, disaster seems fast approaching. Now as everything, and I do mean just about everything is rigged, God knows when it collapse. Japan has been stringing on their slow moving collapse by 25 years now. But as 47% of their GDP is going toward debt, things would seem to be finally catching up to them.
Let's start with business news as Google has long portrayed themselves as a "good" corporation, who do at least treat their employees with some respect. The rest of us are peasants though. Google removed ads from this site for some bullshit reason but the reality was, they didn't like I what I talking about. This has happened to other sites like this one so I doubt it was any other reason than censorship. Now they have done it to Antiwar.com because they published pictures from Abu Ghraib. This is the same company that plans on listing sites by "truthiness" rather than hits which begs the question "Who's truth?" and why do they get to be the sole judge for which they have already proved they are terrible at?

Jobs are going to start disappearing at a rapid rate with roughly 50% of all jobs gone in twenty years. Mind the population won't be 50% less, barring some catastrophe, spelling doom for capitalism in general which cannot survive such an impact. I have long advocated a new economic system and if we can get 3D printing working better, we may be able to implement something like it using credits, a maximum wage and 100% employment, which may entail giving money to people for arts and sciences. Robots are going to replace a lot of what we do and soon, from truck drivers to bartenders, these will all be gone by 2030.
The fact is technology is headed rapidly toward a singularity which will ultimately change human society. Very soon, things like aging, disease and death in general may be a thing of the past. This is something that would be hoarded like gold by the elites as there is no way this gets out into the public as overcrowding would happen quick. But as technology can only be suppressed for so long, sooner or later it will break wide and then what? There have been rumors for some time about a plan to wipe out most of humanity and that time may be approaching.

WW3 could happen at any time right now as historical factors show a repeat of 1914 all over again. The assassination of the Pope, a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or an attack of Japan, or a Middle East uprising could spell disaster for humankind. All are possible right now. On top of all of this, we face an economic calamity that could destroy the planet's entire economic system.
We have played fast and loose, thanks mostly to conservative bullshit like austerity programs, and now it appears we may have hit a wall. In a story I highly doubt the MSM will tell you, came this gem from investmentwatch.com:

Yesterday, an agency of the Federal government, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research
(OFR), released a study warning that by three separate measures the U.S. stock market is approaching dangerous “two-sigma thresholds” which can lead to “quicksilver markets.” Translation: we could be heading for a big crash.
A two-sigma threshold is when market valuation move at least two standard deviations above the historical mean. The study notes that “valuations approached or surpassed two-sigma in each major stock market bubble of the past century.” Think 1929, 2000 and 2007. A quicksilver market, as defined by the study, is when stable markets turn on a dime and “change rapidly and unpredictably.”

The study was authored by Theodore (Ted) Berg and notes that it may not necessarily reflect the official position or policy of the OFR or Treasury. Berg is a Chartered Financial Analyst with the OFR, an agency created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer
The three measures that are flashing warning signals are the CAPE ratio, the Q-ratio, and the Buffett Indicator. Berg is looking at these measures because of the potential for today’s historically high profit margins to be distorting the outlook of other analysts  who are predicting that trend to continue, when, in reality, profit margins “revert toward a longer-term average over a business. This follows other economic indicators that spell doom and possibly soon. All of this brings us to Ted Cruz running for President. WHHHHEEEEE! As a writer, I am thrilled. As an American, I am horrified. Ted Cruz has said he will get rid of Obamcare, with no replacement in mind, meaning 16 millions will lose their insurance and prices will skyrocket, but at least we won't have "government run" health care right? He also went to say that he will abolish the IRS, establish a flat tax, secure Second Amendment rights, protect the border, do away with "every word of Common Core," defend "the sanctity of human life," uphold "the sacrament of marriage," and standing "unapologetically" with Israel. In other words, gay people and pro-choice people can suck it and provide not one concrete idea how to fix our ailing society.
He is just the first in the clown car known as the Republican party. What we have may be an exact repeat of 2012 all over again, proving mankind can't remember anything past last week anymore. Hillary will be the defacto front runner until someone else steals her thunder, ala Obama, which may be Martin O'Malley or hopefully, Liz Warren, who probably isn't going to run but I can dream. Meanwhile, the Republicans will go through their flavor of the week until the decide that Jeb Bush is their man. Scott Walker is the it guy now, but his record in Wisconsin is beyond shaky and he could falter badly in the debates. Bush's connection and money make him still the likely candidate. If he is, any Republicans that actually vote for him will prove the country is lost as people really are too stupid to live. It was only a few years back his brother drove this country into the ground. Yet somehow, they seem to have forgotten all that as W's polls numbers are still in the fifties. Were those people living on Mars during his presidency? He was the worst president EVER and now you are actually thinking of giving their family a third chance? Please. I don't think Cruz has a shot to be honest. He is too far right for a country that is becoming less so. People want higher wages, gay rights, pro choice, and legal weed. I don't see anyone on the right talking about any of that and that will cost them this election and every other one down the road. Buckle up Republicans because 2016 is going to be a bumpy ride.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK: JOHN ROWLAND

Slow news week, but I was thrilled when super douche, ex-governor of CT, John Rowland went back to prison for being the corrupt bastard I knew first hand he was. One of the deciding factors that made me live CT was this ass and his bitch Lt Governor Jodi Rell. To say I fucking hate, hate, HATE John Rowland would be a massive understatement as the main reason I am not a giant success is partly due to that ass-clown. Let's see those runner ups.
10)Ted Cruz- The loon from Texas is planning on announcing his candidacy for President this week and I could not be happier because he is his own worst enemy. He constantly puts his foot in his mouth on a daily basis which should provide for some great laughs along the way to 2016. No way does this guy win the nomination and what happened this week is a sure fire way to preclude that bet. At a campaign stop, which is what it really was, he scared a seven year old to tears by telling her the world was on fire and we are all going to die. Realizing he was scaring the bejesus out of her, he tried to backpedal saying he and her mom would protect her, but the fact the whole thing is on video is priceless. I am so hoping Donald Trump gets involved too because I will have more fun writing about that than just about anything else.

9)Coca-Cola- Another conglomerate death star that is wiping out water rights worldwide, not to mention contributing to a huge increase in diabetes. It is also fucking delicious. But this week they may have crossed the line into self parody when it came out that they were paying "experts" to claim that a coke is a "healthy snack." These are the same kinds of experts claiming fracking is fine, climate change does not exist and cigarettes should be smoked by everyone. This is positive proof that many studies and experts cannot be believed further fractioning our trust in just about everything.

8)Rep. Aaron Schock- Yet another in the long line of Illinois politicians, party be damned, that is so corrupt it is simply staggering. Dumbass designed his office like Downton Abbey to the tune of $40,000. This led to attention on him which revealed he seemed to spend more time globe trotting than doing his job. It also came out that he committed fraud when he padded his expense account by huge margins, so much the FBI is looking into criminal charges. This isn't about the left or right here, but how both sides seem to screw us regularly. If we don't do something soon about this, this country will fail to exist much longer.

7)KDR frat at Penn State- I have always hated frats and the douchebags they seem to attract. As of late, it would seem that maybe they should be disbanded as an archaic relic of days gone by. Hot on the heels of the SAE frat of University of OK in which racist chants were uttered, comes this latest fiasco which is far, far worse. It came out that an internal, password protected Facebook site had dozens of photos of naked, obviously passed out drunk, co-eds. Rape is rape guys and I hope some of you go to prison and discover how bad rape really is. These guys are in serious trouble.

6)Janet Yellen- Every bit the money whore I suspected she was, this week Yellen did an unfunny stand up act at the latest FED meeting where she claimed that interest rates would not rise until inflation reached 2% a year, which if they were using an accurate measure has been anywhere from 5-11% for the past decade. It's like she thinks I can't do simple math. In 2007, Disneyworld was around $63 a day. Today, it is $105. That's roughly a 40% increase over eight years, or a 5% inflation average per year. I can see that 5 is higher than 2, as can any seven year old. Just about everything else sold, minus clothing and electronics which has not gone up above 2% per year, follows a similar pattern. Yet the government keeps telling us the sky is orange and we should take their word for it. Stop lying to us, you bitch! We know the truth.
5)Charlottesville, VA Police- Cops do have TVs right? Because you would think they live on another planet and haven't seen a newscast for the past year about police beating the crap, or even killing, young black people, mostly for bullshit reasons. Well, it happened again as a police force already under scrutiny for a previous bust that went horribly wrong decided to beat the hell of a black student from University of VA for trying to get into a bar while underage. Why is that an arrestable offense? The whole thing was caught on tape as the bloodied youth turned out to be a well-spoken, not thuggish, straight A student who appears to have been targeted by an out of control police force. These assclowns got themselves into trouble when they accosted a student from the school for buying beer that turned out to be a case of water. She sued and won $250,000. They are almost certainly going to be paying again and even the college has turned against them. Way to win the hearts and minds of the public guys. If you want to know why cops are getting shot more and more, it's cases like this.

4)Dolce & Gabbana- In what can only be described as the dumbest thing said in the history of business, these two assholes may have single handedly destroyed their brand. Long a gay icon of fashion, these fuckwads said: "We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one." They also criticized in vitro fertilization and surrogate parents by saying, "No chemical offspring and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed." The fact that both are gay is particularly troubling. They have tried to backtrack on this but the damage is already done. I actually support their ideas in designer babies being wrong which I am whole heartedly opposed to. There is already too many damned people on the planet and we should be having less babies not more. But to say gay people shouldn't adopt is just wrong, and really surprising considering their homosexuality. They were recently found guilty of tax evasion but was reversed later as rich people never got to jail anywhere anymore.

3)Tunisia Vacationers- Why are cruise ships still going to Tunisia. Were Yemen ports too full? Did Somalia say no? Only an idiot would go to a country that has been crumbling for years and this week dozens of tourists found that out the hard way when ISIS killed and wounded them at a museum. Are people so dumb not to realize that some places are far too dangerous to go to now? Tunisia has been in a semi-civil war between seculars and extremists and casualties are going to happen. This attack will further destabilize the country as they rely in tourists dollars which will now come to screeching halt. Get your crazies in line by any means possible at this point because otherwise you are going to learn how to eat dirt to survive because that is all you will be able to afford.

2)ISIS and Muslim Extremists- These assholes were busy this week. The attack on Tunisia was followed by a huge attack in Yemen that killed hundreds. The US is pulling out everyone as the country slips into civil war. ISIS is spreading like a cancer and we seem unwilling or unable to stop it. If we do not launch an all out assault on ISIS in Northern Iraq and Syria, we could be facing the end of mankind. One lone nut could do something like assassinate the Pope or level a city and then it will be genocide instead on a world wide scale. We can kill thousands today, or billions tomorrow. The choice at this point is clear.
1)John Rowland- This fuckhead singlehandedly destroyed any chance for a movie studio in CT, as well as a heavy metal museum proposed by Dee Snyder, by blackmailing us for four million dollars which we of course did not have. As a result, nothing got done, taxpayers dollars was wasted in the millions, and the hundreds of jobs that would have been created went poof. Adrian's Landing, an economic boost for the Hartford area, languished for twenty years as him and Jodi Rell did nothing but take people's money and laugh all the way to the bank. Current governor Malloy may be a terrible one so far but at least he got the development built, and nicely at that as I went to a concert there that was very cool. Rowland went to jail for corruption for one year and a day, thanks to a judge who was appointed by Rowland. Now, douchebag is going back to prison, again for corruption charges, for 30 months in a much less attractive prison. This made my whole week as I hate John Rowland and only want really bad things to happen to him, which they now have. So don't bend over for the soap John as you are indeed Douchebag of the week.