A quiet week as Thanksgiving usually is according to the nightly news. Oh wait a minute, no it wasn't. The stock market dropped six consecutive days over the dawning realization that the Euro was going to collapse, war with Syria/Iran is looking to be imminent, and Congress is proving to be wholly out of step with any sense of reason. Let's look at those runner ups.
1)Syracuse Police Department-Proving many people's point that a world wide kiddie porn ring is in existence with many high levels members is coming more and more to the forefront every day. On top of the recent problems with how Penn State handled the Jerry Sandusky affair, now comes word that for some inane reason, the Syracuse police department apparently covered up crimes against its basketball head coach for also molesting little boys way back in 2002. The local DA is up in arms that the police are still trying to cover up what happened and their involvement. The police are no longer here to serve and protect but to make you obey whatever stupid laws are being told for them to do. On top of all this, we find out that the reason pot arrests are way, way up is money. Shocker. From 1968-1995 there were 33,000 arrests for possession. Since then 550,000. Police rely on stats that show they accomplishing something and thus federal money is granted them. As a result of them pumping up their numbers with easy pot possession arrests (illegal now in some states including mine of MA), they are simultaneously ignoring cases involving robbery, assault even rape. Your tax dollars at work. The police departments as they are now need to be completely reworked as to how they operate. The alternative is slavery.
2)Walmart shoppers- This week we heard of a woman macing others for an X-box game, another man who died during the melees(of natural causes) but whose body went undiscovered for hours as people stepped over him with never a though of helping, and several who were robbed outside of their hard earned goods. A special shout out to the moron security team in some suburb that pepper sprayed the crown INSIDE THE STORE. Needless to say that didn't go over well and the whole store had to be evacuated with children among the injured.
3)The Tea Party/GOP- These idiots are the worst of the worst. They have become shills for the very people they are supposed to hate. As they are joined by the GOP on calling the protesters a bunch of unwashed hippies (which is semi-true), they have piled on to the big business good/government bad theory. Bad news sloths, business and government are one and the same, thus the fascist police state you now live in and whole heartedly support. Don't believe me? Turn the news and try to decide what you are seeing is in Egypt, Syria or your back yard. From a distance, you will have no clue, unless the news tells you WHERE it is.
Why is this not the same when the Tea Party first started (and which when I agreed with them before they went flying off the rails) when big banks and the economy was the focus; when they were the demons? Now its all about gay rights and abortion, which many a GOP member still says are the most important issues we have to face. REALLY? That's the issues that will save our failing economy and world? Not that the Democrats are any better but really what idiot out there feels that these are the major problems facing this country? Do you really want an American Taliban controlling what we do all the time? It's time to wake up people and stop voting these people into office. Also, any idiot believing in this nonsense needs to leave the country stat. You want a fascist state, where religion rules all? You can move there any time. It's called Iran. Enjoy. Leave the rest of us the F#$K alone. Either join in the protests, which are in your best interests morons, or get the hell out. I'm sick of the lot of you.
4)Pakistan- After we went in and killed a bunch of actual terrorists within the Pakistan borders, and killing several of their soldiers who really had no business there, the Pakistani government cut off all supply lines to Afghanistan. This is one of the main reasons we need to be out of the country. As long as we ae there, we have to kowtow to the Pakistanis to keep supply lines open. But, in a true catch-22, as long as we are there, we have to worry about cross border raids form Taliban hiding within their borders. I give credit to this administration (and even Bush) for not doing what we did in Vietnam and let Chinese supply lines remain open. The Pakistanis have to pick a side and should be very careful with whom. There is a strong possibility that this will strengthen ties with an increasingly hostile Russia and China. A World War looms.
5)Russis- Putin is consolidating his power and the Cold War appears to be reigniting. The Russians are still mad about our proposed missile shield protecting eastern Europe from a nuclear attack. Why this should bother anybody is beyond me. We should never use nuclear weapons, less the planet dies. The Russians seem hell bent on bringing us back to the bad old days and even re-establishing the USSR.
6)Syria- Syrian leader Assad is refusing to back down from world wide protests to step down. War plans are being drawn up with the Arab League, the US and UK all telling the citizens to leave immediately. The supercarrier George W. Bush (I would hate to serve aboard any vehicle named after such an awful president) has been moved off the coast and the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia's only carrier left in their mostly mothballed fleet, arrives soon to join three other Russian warships already there. That doesn't sound too confrontational does it? Sigh. The Russians have warned us not to try a Libya style takeover or else face the consequences. Any attack could unleash, literaly, holy hell with Iran, with Lebanon and Israel getting involved almost immediately, let alone Russia, China and even possibly North Korea. The world is about to ride a razor's edge. Pray.
7)Congress- Yes as the world burns, Congress continues to pass worthless bills that do nothing to fix the economy. The Super Congress that everyone was so worried about taking our guns away (which would NEVER have happened the way the committee was structured), couldn't even do the one thing they were SUPPOSED to do. And they wonder why they stand at a nine percent approval rating. Instead now comes a truly onerous bill, S. 1253. Under this new bill, indefinite detention without charges or trial could be levied on anyone, anywhere, even in your own home. Imagine a world where you could be taken at a moments notice, never told where you went and sit in a cell forever without anyone telling you what you were charged with. Wait a minute. That's the exact plot of Kafka's The Trial, an excellent book and apparently non fiction now. That is the most unamerican piece of garbage I have ever heard. They just say the word terrorist and poof you disappear. The ACLU has written a strongly worded letter decrying this awful bill. This would be a red line for us as well. If you start disappearing members of movement like Occupy Wall ST then violence will be the only solution. And that is something I would condone. Most likely, yours truly will be on the first bus to blackout town, but I'd hoping to be elsewhere if that occurs. I am starting to hear from people that leaving the country may not be a bad idea, that bad things are afoot. I'd like to leave before they seal the borders. Anyone reading out there might want to think about the same. I don't know where might be better but Iceland and Argentina sound nice. So congratulations, Congress you are douchebags of the week.