Friday, March 30, 2012

ACTIVIST SUPREME COURT MAY KILL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

Strange how "activist" judges are so looked down upon by the Teatards and American Taliban except when those same ideals are used to propel their idiotic agendas. This week the Supreme Court took up Obamacare and signs show that, as expected, ideological lines are being drawn, even though some of the judges should have recused themselves from the hearings for conflict of interests. The endgame of this won't be whether or not Obamacare stands or falls but whether or not millions of us who rely on things like a public option and non denial for pre-existing conditions will be left out in the cold. And if that happens, all bets are off as to what will happen to this country when desperate sick people are told too bad

First, let's clear up a common, Fox News driven piece of nonsense: Romneycare works. As a matter of fact it works really well. Yes, in the short term, costs rose as sick people who didn't have insurance finally got some. But then, shocker, costs fell as prices stabilized and now we have the lowest cost increases in the country, 98% of our population has health care, and waits are no longer here for doctor visits than anywhere else in the country. I made a doctor appointment yesterday and got my choices of appointments for any day I wanted next week. Where's that months waiting time Republicans keep screaming about? Oh that's right, it doesn't exist.

Fox news viewers have been described as the least knowledgeable people in the country because they believe everything the idiot box tell them. And now that knowledge is killing people. Hallie Jean Maynes Knauss Culpepper (what a name) was a die hard Republican, avid Fox News watcher and now, corpse. Why you ask? Because Fox News made her fearful of Obama, of Muslims, of death panels, and of health care. On February 16th, 2012, Ms. Culpepper died at 85 because she refused to go the hospital because she was afraid of Obamacare.

After falling ill ten days previous to her death, she refused to go see her doctor because she said, “I don’t want Obamacare to get all of my information!” She ranted about not doing business with the Muslim Brotherhood or Obama death panels, none of which is actually true, but stuff Fox News reports constantly. She was dead soon after and Fox News helped kill her.

The good news in all this is that viewership for MSM outlets like Fox, CNN and MSNBC are all way down with CNN leading the charge with a 50% drop in ratings recently. As much as I loathe Fox, I admit to being a regular news watcher (not their idiot prime time claptrap but I really like Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace who do an acceptable job). The reason for this is that channels like CNN and MSNBC want me throw my television through the window because they come across as totally incompetent rather than the evil that is Fox, and I'd rather watch that anyday. I have no idea what agenda CNN has but I think it has something to do with giving comas patients something to listen to. Wolf Blitzer's recent interview with Mitt Romney was so bad I though I was watching a SNL sketch. And don't get me started on John King who constantly was the worst debate moderator in the history of debates. Yes Fox is evil and I hate their agenda reporting. But CNN is flailing wildly with NO agenda and somehow that seems even worse. When they were restructuring their channel last year, some smart people actually suggested reporting the truth for once but that idea went belly up and instead wasted their time on snazzier graphics and other shiny things that meant nothing. You'll get more truth on this site than all three channels combined.

If Obamacare gets repealed what then and will Romneycare fall as a result? If it does, I'm dead. I am not being facetious in this in that I will literally die without Romneycare. I can't afford insurance on my own without government subsidies, I have several pre-existing conditions that wouldn't allow me to get insurance regardless, and without doctor care and medication, I won't last five years.

If the High court voids the individual mandate, which was once promoted by the Hertitage Foundation and the GOP, people like me are going to die. The Tea Party shows their disdain for people like me when they screamed out "Let them die," during a debate on health care. It's also one of the many reasons I hate the Tea Party with the passion of million suns. If the law is struck down, anyone not living in MA will have that same old heath plan that wasn't working before. Millions will be thrown off their plan, people with pre-existing conditions will be denied coverage forever and emergency rooms will fill up again with their costs being passed on to taxpayers and raising their premiums. This is what the Tea Party wants.

Everyone seems to be an "expert" on this subject, including some of the dumber members of Congress and the Supreme Court (Scalia, Thomas, McConnel, Ryan) while having no idea how a mandate works. I have a license to sell health insurance in the state of MA, have been in the health care system for many years due to serious health problems and whose father was an executive VP for many different health care insurance companies. I am an expert on the subject and none of what the right wing Supreme Court Justices have shown in court has any merit. The Republicans in Congress seem intent on making us a slave nation, if their latest budget is any indicator, and the Tea Party/Fascists are leading the charge.

If this ends Obamacare, and ultimately Romneycare, a lot of people are going to die, myself included. At that point some of us won't have anything left to lose and peaceful protests won't matter. If I'm dead anyway, who cares. Let the Supreme Court take that into account when deciding the fate of me and millions like me, especially if you belong to the Tea Party.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

TRAYVON MARTIN, RACE RELATIONS, AND OTHER THINGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED DECADES AGO

I, unlike just about everyone else on the planet, have waited until now to truly weigh in on the Trayvon Martin case which horrifies me to no end for multiple reasons. I have discovered that after looking at all the evidence released so far that the conclusion is no one is truly innocent in all of this and until we come to terms with why this happens, race relations will never be repaired here. There are so many things wrong with this story I hardly know where to begin.

Let's start off with the facts as we can piece them together. Witness, both for and against Zimmerman have come forward, proving my belief that eyewitness testimony is one of the worst forms evidence out there and from a legal stand point should never be used a sole reason to convict anyone. I have seen first hand how damaging this can be as I was put of trial for several years for a crime that not only I didn't commit, but whose sole witness to the crime was the one actually responsible for it and, later, committed to a mental institution. There was not a single piece of evidence trying me to the crime and I had rock solid alibis for where I was. None of that would have happened if the "no forensic evidence, no crime law" ever passes. But I digress.

The supposed "best friend" of Zimmerman, Joe Oliver, has been later discovered to be more of an acquaintance and his testimony must be taken as someone out for fifteen minutes of fame rather than a true witness. His ability to recognize Zimmerman's voice on the 911 tape calling for help is a stretch at best as a result.

We have also heard that Trayvon was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time and she recounts him telling her that someone was following him and to run which he refused. This is probably the first witness to come forward I believe as he statement makes perfect sense with what I believe happened and the evidence shows.

As all other witness testimony is irrelevant, let's look at what we know. Zimmerman is a wanna be cop, well known for being a pest to the local cops everytime some ethnic 12 year old wanders into his precious subdivision. He's not supposed to carry a gun on this self appointed crime watch beat and there should always be someone with you, but here Zimmerman walks alone. He spots Trayvon Martin, who, let's face it, might be looking a little shady with gold teeth, a hoodie and tattoos and, unwisely and illegally, follows him, ineptly.

Trayvon spots him and confronts him. Here is where idiocy and machismo on both sides got someone killed. NEVER pick a fight with someone you don't know. You don't know their mental state, if they are armed, even if they are trained in martial arts. You can lose badly and Trayvon Martin found that out the hard way. There is nothing cowardly about running away because you're life might just depend on it. Had Trayvon run, he would almost certainly be alive today.

As to who threw down first, we will never know. What is certain is that Trayvon was dead a minute later. Either way it doesn't matter because unless you're hospitalized with severe injuries, your life wasn't in any danger. Recently released video of Zimmerman's brief arrest afterward show him with at best a small cut on his head, no broken nose or any life threatening injuries at all. So how does the stand you ground law apply here? Because Trayvon Martin was black.

The cops came, looked around for a matter of minutes, and said everything checked out, which it didn't. The police have tried to save face by throwing the DA and the Governor under the bus but they all equally guilty here. All of this could have been averted if Zimmerman had been arrested immediately, charged with second degree murder and eventually got his day in court. This is why we have juries. But no the cops, the State of Florida and justice in general has been eviscerated by this stupidity which seems to have no end.

Let us also look at the other side of the fence as well. Black Amercia better wake up and realize thug worship is killing them. Those smiling pictures of Trayvon hide the fact that later he seemed to hold a lot of hostility toward white people as seen by his Twitter account and pictures, although some, especially those seen on evil queen bitch Michelle Malkin's website, are fakes. But his troubles at school, although somewhat irrelevant, paint a far different picture than the saint his parents and Black America have adopted. His tweet about throwing down with some bus driver shows a propensity toward violence and glorified over and over in rap music, movies and black culture in general and it has to stop. If you want to live the thug life, your going to get a thug ending, dead in a gutter. Why is no one talking about this as a direct reason for Trayvon's death?

Where are the parents with all this? My parents would have killed me if I came home with tattoos or gold teeth or anything like that at 17. The fact they seem to be trying cash in on all of this by trademarking certain phrases with their son's name seems overly morbid. And I hate to break it to everyone out there but racism exists and not always the white people doing it. Black racism is alive and well and growing and maybe one of the biggest factors in Trayvon's death. He may have wanted to beat up a "white" guy and thus attacked Zimmerman, although that theory is pure conjecture. Black parents should be having talks with their kids about how to behave in public as trigger happy cops aren't always the only thing you should be worried about. Just as I, an albino-like creature, wouldn't walk through the North End of Hartford, CT in a three piece suit with hundred dollar bills falling out of my pocket at one in the morning, black people shouldn't be surprised that if you look like a drug dealing thug walking through a gated community after dark, there might be repercussions as well.

None of this helped by true racists like the New Black Panthers, whose website preaches a wide variety of hate against whites, Jews and cops, who have placed a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman's head. Or Spike Lee who tweeted the wrong address TWICE as to Zimmerman's residence. While I have no problem posting personal info for people who deserve to get all the attention I can send their way, make sure you have the right address first dumb ass.

White America has to stop shooting black kids and then trying to cover the whole thing up. Black America has to stop with thug worship and a lot of that stems from home life and parenting. Until both sides start some sort of progress toward that shared goal, there are going to be more cases just like this.



Monday, March 26, 2012

UPDATED 1/31/17 14 SIGNS OF FASCISM: THE US GETS A PERFECT SCORE

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. — Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here. (1935)

Regular readers of this column know that I have been shouting from the hills about the dangers of fascism running rampant in this country almost exclusively from the Teatards and the American Taliban. This combination of nationalism combined with fervent religious clap trap is one of the most dangerous political movements to ever rear its ugly head in the history of America and it needs to be stopped. The alternative is that one of these deranged lunatics might actually get into a position of real power and then we are all screwed. Regardless, it may already be too late to stop the spread of fascism across this once great nation.

Political scientist Lawerence W. Britt published 14 signs that a government might be fascist which sounds like a bad Jeff Foxworthy joke: "If you stomp on innocent protesters while screaming USA, USA, you just might be a fascist." Using the historic models of Nazi Germany and Mussolini's Italy, as well as Franco's Spain, Pinochet's Chile, Salazar's Portugal, Papadopolous"s Greece and Suharto's Indonesia he found 14 characteristics that were common in all. The sad part is that we are seeing these same 14 traits in our own government now. Here they are:

1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism. From the prominent displays of flags and bunting to the ubiquitous lapel pins, the fervor to show patriotic nationalism, both on the part of the regime itself and of citizens caught up in its frenzy, was always obvious. Catchy slogans, pride in the military, and demands for unity were common themes in expressing this nationalism. It was usually coupled with a suspicion of things foreign that often bordered on xenophobia.

Flag pins, waving flags and other patriotic signs are hardly a sign of fascism, except when that nationalism crosses that fine line and borders on hysteria. The fact that we are becoming less and less tolerant of other races, especially that of Muslims and Mexicans, spell dangerous territory and could lead patriotism into lynch mobs.

2.Disdain for the importance of human rights. The regimes themselves viewed human rights as of little value and a hindrance to realizing the objectives of the ruling elite. Through clever use of propaganda, the population was brought to accept these human rights abuses by marginalizing, even demonizing, those being targeted. When abuse was egregious, the tactic was to use secrecy, denial, and disinformation.

Gitmo abuses, the NDAA law and other executive orders now give the President the power of a king. Remember when waterboarding was being debated? And free speech seems to have gone the way of the dodo with Occupy forces under near constant assault from government stormtroopers. Years ago, these abuses would never have been tolerated, but the new "War on Terror" has made people more lenient to giving up their rights, which is never a good idea.

3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause. The most significant common thread among these regimes was the use of scapegoating as a means to divert the people’s attention from other problems, to shift blame for failures, and to channel frustration in controlled directions. The methods of choice—relentless propaganda and disinformation—were usually effective. Often the regimes would incite ‘spontaneous’ acts against the target scapegoats, usually communists, socialists, liberals, Jews, ethnic and racial minorities, traditional national enemies, members of other religions, secularists, homosexuals, and ‘terrorists.’ Active opponents of these regimes were inevitably labeled as terrorists and dealt with accordingly.

The ultimate scapegoat would be American Muslims who, if things actually deteriorate in the Middle East, may be seeing what the Jews saw in Germany and Japanese saw in the US. Those huge detention centers we've been building are going to get used at some point and I think anyone of Middle Eastern decent or practicing Muslim may be incarcerated quick. But that same tactic is being used against us by the powers that be to divide us all. As the rich have everything, it is in their best interest to keep the masses fighting among themselves: Black vs white, left vs right, anti abortion vs pro choice, the list goes on and on. Amidst all the name calling, no real solutions are even debated. Sound familiar?

4.The supremacy of the military/avid militarism. Ruling elites always identified closely with the military and the industrial infrastructure that supported it. A disproportionate share of national resources was allocated to the military, even when domestic needs were acute. The military was seen as an expression of nationalism, and was used whenever possible to assert national goals, intimidate other nations, and increase the power and prestige of the ruling elite.

We spend more money on defense than pretty much all other services combined. Nuff said.

5.Rampant sexism. Beyond the simple fact that the political elite and the national culture were male-dominated, these regimes inevitably viewed women as second-class citizens. They were adamantly anti-abortion and also homophobic. These attitudes were usually codified in Draconian laws that enjoyed strong support by the orthodox religion of the country, thus lending the regime cover for its abuses.

See Rush Limbaugh or any GOP candidate for clarification.

6. A controlled mass media. Under some of the regimes, the mass media were under strict direct control and could be relied upon never to stray from the party line. Other regimes exercised more subtle power to ensure media orthodoxy. Methods included the control of licensing and access to resources, economic pressure, appeals to patriotism, and implied threats. The leaders of the mass media were often politically compatible with the power elite. The result was usually success in keeping the general public unaware of the regimes’ excesses.

Fox News anyone? In 1983, fifty corporations ran the media services in the US. Today, it's six. And not one of them is telling you the truth about a lot of what is really going on in today's world. Goebbels's would have been proud, and surprise, surprise, Fox News was once part of Nazi Germany's propaganda machine back in the forties. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

7.Obsession with national security. Inevitably, a national security apparatus was under direct control of the ruling elite. It was usually an instrument of oppression, operating in secret and beyond any constraints. Its actions were justified under the rubric of protecting ‘national security,’ and questioning its activities was portrayed as unpatriotic or even treasonous.

Hello, TSA. Obama has also been given powers beyond which any president has ever had, including the right to jail anyone indefinitely, assassinate US citizens with no oversight and to seize private property for any reason, all for "national security."

8.Religion and ruling elite tied together. Unlike communist regimes, the fascist and protofascist regimes were never proclaimed as godless by their opponents. In fact, most of the regimes attached themselves to the predominant religion of the country and chose to portray themselves as militant defenders of that religion. The fact that the ruling elite’s behavior was incompatible with the precepts of the religion was generally swept under the rug. Propaganda kept up the illusion that the ruling elites were defenders of the faith and opponents of the ‘godless.’ A perception was manufactured that opposing the power elite was tantamount to an attack on religion.

This describes every political candidate out there, democrat and Republican alike. They scream from the rooftops how pious they are, then go home to cheat on their wives, steal from the constituents and basically behave like the demons they are. Don't forget that the devil can quote scripture when it suits his needs.

9.Power of corporations protected. Although the personal life of ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure military production (in developed states), but also as an additional means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of interests, especially in the repression of ‘have-not’ citizens.

The Citizen United ruling by the Supreme Court has given corporations carde blanche to screw us blue. Plus how many bankers were arrested over the near total collapse of the world economy? Oh that's right, zero. Add the fact that the American people haven't gotten a raise in forty years is truly telling.

10.Power of labor suppressed or eliminated. Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice.

Unions are being dismantled across the country, with the help of the Teatards and the Amercian Taliban, or the neo-fascists as they should be called. This is the reason we haven't gotten a raise in forty years because we have no collective bargaining power, just a ruling elite working us harder and harder for less money.

11.Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts. Intellectuals and the inherent freedom of ideas and expression associated with them were anathema to these regimes. Intellectual and academic freedom were considered subversive to national security and the patriotic ideal. Universities were tightly controlled; politically unreliable faculty harassed or eliminated. Unorthodox ideas or expressions of dissent were strongly attacked, silenced, or crushed. To these regimes, art and literature should serve the national interest or they had no right to exist.

The  intellectual"elites" are under constant barrage from the right about leftist teachings like evolution or climate change. The fact that neither of these are leftist show the disdain for knowledge. It's why I don't like organized religion as it makes you stupid. Evolution is fact and I, and every scientist on Earth, can prove it. There is more than ample evidence, such as the fusion of chromosome 2 or proto fish with feet, that show evolution is fact and the idea that we are still debating this makes me sick. Bush Jr. was caught cherry picking scientific evidence for political reasons and so is the Church and the Teatards. Ending funding for things like NPR have reached fever pitch on the right while Limbaugh is still a protected voice. Sad.

12. Obsession with crime and punishment. Most of these regimes maintained Draconian systems of criminal justice with huge prison populations. The police were often glorified and had almost unchecked power, leading to rampant abuse. 'Normal' and political crime were often merged into trumped-up criminal charges and sometimes used against political opponents of the regime. Fear, and hatred, of criminals or 'traitors' was often promoted among the population as an excuse for more police power.

The war on drugs has been an abject failure yet here we are forty years later still fighting it with zero effect. The politicians refuse to accept this as lobbyists want the gravy train to continue, even though we have no use for organizations like the DEA and ATF, both of which should be immediately dismantled. There are now more people in jail than during Stalin's gulag reign. It is now a felony to protest near anyone with Secret Service protection, even if you don't know about it. The Teatards and the American Taliban are all for this. Figures.

13.  Rampant cronyism and corruption. Those in business circles and close to the power elite often used their position to enrich themselves. This corruption worked both ways; the power elite would receive financial gifts and property from the economic elite, who in turn would gain the benefit of government favoritism. Members of the power elite were in a position to obtain vast wealth from other sources as well: for example, by stealing national resources. With the national security apparatus under control and the media muzzled, this corruption was largely unconstrained and not well understood by the general population.

How many bankers got arrested again for the 2008 debacle? You want to know why gas prices are so high as well? It's because of a law passed in 1999, fuck you very much Bill Clinton, that led to speculations on the newly formed derivative markets, that have screwed us over ever since. It's not drilling but demand on a global basis and speculators that have driven up prices so shut the hell up about drill baby drill. It's not going to work.

14.Fraudulent elections. Elections in the form of plebiscites or public opinion polls were usually bogus. When actual elections with candidates were held, they would usually be perverted by the power elite to get the desired result. Common methods included maintaining control of the election machinery, intimidating and disenfranchising opposition voters, destroying or disallowing legal votes, and, as a last resort, turning to a judiciary beholden to the power elite.

2000 and 2004 elections were both suspect, with the Supreme Court electing our president for us and in the latter actually saw people jailed in Ohio for fraud, enough that the whole election became suspect, not that the MSM reported any of it.

So there you go. Fourteen fascist ideals and America has them all. Still feel like we're in the land of the free, home of the brave, because we aren't and haven't been for some time. It is inevitable that some douche will become President one day and really show us how fascism works. I doubt Obama would be that guy, but the next, especially if it's someone like Gingrich or Santorum, it would be hell on earth.

UPDATED: As I predicted almost five years ago, a tyrant would rise. Trump is that type of leader I feared world show. RESIST by any means possible or this country is lost. Get organized and start recreating what the Tea Party did. Turn red districts blue by voting in both the primaries and off term elections for democrats in mass numbers. When the Republicans screw up healthcare, name it Trumpcare and dump it on his lap. Blame him and the GOP for the deaths of thousands when they come, which they will if they dump the individual mandate and then watch prices soar. And once we get rid of the GOP, we can turn to the democrats and demand they follow suit next because if there are NO politcal parities that speak to us, we will send both of them to the wilderness and a new system will arise. If they resist, there is a reason we have hundreds of millions of guns available to us. Considering how things are going and the total lack of leadership from anyone right now, don't be surprised if a fed up public decides not to wait, especially if our health care system completely collapses. Our society is going to fail if we don;t take serious and immediate action. The choice is yours.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK: RICK SCOTT

Apparently, if your name is Rick and you belong to the Republican party, you just might be an asshole. Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and now Rick Scott, governor of Florida and a real ass. Let's see those runner ups.

1)Dick Cheney- Another Rick of sorts, can anyone explain to me how a 71 year old man with little time left on this earth gets a new heart while much younger, better suited people get passed up? Oh that's right he's rich and a former VP meaning is much better than the rest of the rabble. This is exactly the kind of crap I wish Obamacare would fix and the Republicans are always bitching about. We need to make rational decisions on life and death on this planet and so far all we've done is have a screaming match about it. If someone's life is near it's end maybe it's time for them to take that long tunnel in the sky rather than prolong what, five maybe ten years at best. Equally important is to stop spending millions of dollars per patient to keep some two year old alive who won't see five. I'm sorry your kid or grandfather is sick but should we do everything we can your keep them alive at the expense of the literally hundreds of others who could receive the care they need instead? I have no problem with so called "death panels," if they look at each diagnosis with logic not emotion. This is one of the big, untold reasons our health care system is going broke. It's not illegals, nor uninsured, nor insurance companies. It's the fact the five percent of our population is chronically sick, and a solid proportion of them are being kept alive, even though they have no hope of recovery, in staggering numbers. Our health care needs fixing, badly, people so stop crowing about how great it is. Get sick like me and see how well it really works.

2)John Edwards- This guy is having a hard time going through a whole month without some new scandal erupting. The first name  given from the NY madam arrested recently said Edwards had been a client in the past. Shocker. I always thought this guy came across as an uneducated hick who scammed his way through college and law school. Turns out I may have been right because this ass is way too stupid to have graduated from college any other way. When Dick Cheney cleans your clock at a VP debate you know something's off. The book Game Change showed him to be exactly the kind of fool politics seems to love (Rick Perry, Sarah Palin), which me wonder how dumb we are as people to keep voting for these brainless idiots.

3)George Zimmerman, The Black Panthers, and The Florida Police Department- The case has something for everyone to hate. Let us start with the man of the hour, George Zimmerman, who appears to have shot an unarmed black man for no reason. That being said people, we don't know know all the evidence and shouldn't be putting a bounty on his head as the idiotic, why are they still around, Black Panthers have done. The reason for all this mistrust is because the Florida Police Department, in a stunning bit of ineptitude, not only failed to arrest Zimmerman but then didn't release any of the evidence it had immediately for the public to see why they did or didn't arrest them. You didn't think there might be some backlash because the kid was black? The most damning evidence were the 911 calls that sound like Trayvon Martin pleading for his life before Zimmerman shoots him. Not exactly self defense. There is an eyewitness who supports Zimmerman's claim however and reports state he was injured in some kind of melee. But this is stuff for the courts to decide. Had Zimmerman called 911 to report a black teen following him, and not the vice versa, the case would be substantially different. And the fact that he said "fucking niggers," on the 911 call does not help his claims that he is not a racist. The"'stand your ground law," does not apply here, the cops should have known that, and Zimmerman should have been taken into custody with self defense as his plea. If they had, the police chief wouldn't have stepped down, the Black Panthers would never have crawled out of whatever hole they came from and the American people wouldn't be jumping up and down about another case of racial injustice. Sad.

4)Any movie this week not called The Hunger Games- The juggernaut broke all sorts of records and went down as the third biggest opening ever after a staggering $155 million dollar haul and a $217 world gross. And that was just over the last three days. I can't wait to see it as the books were very well written and exciting and the film has gotten excellent reviews.

5)Joe Apario- This douchebag pulled a Donald Trump and stated he has all sorts of evidence proving Obama is a foreign born, Muslim and then proceed to dole out exactly none of it. If you have such staggering proof, where is it, you toothless hillbilly? I am so sick and tired of this nonsense being dolled out like PT Barnum. If you have evidence, which you don't, show us. But you can't because it doesn't exist. Dick.

6)Upstate New York Tourettes Syndrome Girls-When this happened months ago, my research into the subject suggested that the experts were correct in their diagnosis of a mass hysteria syndrome. Erin Brockovich and others suggested chemical contamination which made no sense as the people all suffering from symptoms were teenage girls, minus a teen boy and a 36 year old woman. If the experts were right, the symptoms would disappear as the story faded. And according to reports, that is exactly what is going on with two girls completely cured and three others almost there. Game. Set. Match.

7)Rick Scott- This is one of the worst governors in the country and a clear winner for this week douchebag column. This ass has been hell bent in getting everyone in the state to be drug tested since he got into office. He tried unsuccessfully to do it to welfare recipients, people on unemployment and people on food stamps. These attempts failed as unconstitutional. But that didn't stop him from random testing of all state employees, except for lawmakers of course, because that would be wrong. Blatant favoritism aside, why would Rick Scott be getting such a hard on for drug testing? Because he stands to make a lot of money as he owns 32 drug testing facilities in the state. This has nothing to do with safety or drug consumption but so Uncle Fester can make a quick buck. The bill also makes testing for prescription drugs and even alcohol approved. Not too fascist is he? It is exactly this type of corruption that needs to be weeded out and Rick Scott should be headed for the door when his term is over if Florida residents have a brain in their head. But as this is the same state that has the Zimmerman case going on, Scott's misdeeds are being swept under the carpet for this other story that has rightfully captured the world's attention. I just wish Mr. Clean was being equally scrutinized. So congratulations Rick Scott you are indeed douchebag of the week.

Friday, March 23, 2012

TRILLIONAIRES IN THE WORLD TODAY: HOW TO FIND THEM

Tracking a trillionaire will be a daunting task, not the likes of which is the fact these people don't want to be found, and they have more money than God to achieve those goals through subterfuge, deceit, intimidation and even, murder. So just to say it again, I am not suicidal, I am not a purveyor of kiddie porn, a drug mule, a gay prostitute, nor any other smear anyone could level against me. So let me show how easy it would be to hide hundreds of billion of dollars in today's world.

Forbes released its annual list of the richest people on Earth last November and in it we see the number of them has tripled in ten years. How has your salary been for the last decade? Mine has been going steadily downward, like almost everyone else I know. As a matter of fact, I can only think of a handful of people who have actually gotten a raise, rather than a reduction.

The list had the usual faces on it like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. The odd part about this list is the fact that in it, almost everyone had seen a significant uptick on their fortunes, thanks to the inexplicable rise of the stock market entering into very shaky territory once again. That which rises too fast, usually has an equally spectacular fall. It has risen too fast due to super computers and speculators gaming the market. Today Apple experienced a flash crash typical of computer involvement when one makes a mistake. Human involvement was blamed, the "fat finger Syndrome," which is actually impossible considering the number of times an investor would have to make the same exact mistake. No the problem was computer error, which mixed up some number sequence in it's high speed calculations and sent the whole thing spiraling out of control. This is the same thing that happened in 2010 where again, no mention of these super computers ever comes out of the MSM mouth.

But let's take some random multi-billionaire like Eka Tjipta Widjaja, the palm oil king of Indonesia, whose net worth is said to be $8 billion dollars. How do we know that he's worth that? Because that's what he tells us he's worth. Right. And he hasn't hid anything away from tax collectors or prying eyes? Please. So these Forbes numbers right off the bat are questionable as we have no real reason to believe they are accurate. Would you tell the IRS that instead of being worth eight billion you have a net worth of 8 trillion? Of course not. And neither is anyone else.

Let look at a true bit of audaciousness that happened two years back that go no press. In July, 2010, hedge fund manager Anthony Ward bought one billion dollars worth of cocoa, 240,100 tons of it, cornering the market and making a killing in the process. He now controls seven percent of all chocolate production on Earth. Here's the kicker: his net worth is supposedly $55 million and that is only after the purchase. How does a man worth less than $55 million dollars buy one billion dollars of cocoa? Go into a bank and ask for a loan, say 10 million dollars, and see how quick they throw you out. Either he get the greatest loan in the history of banking, showing favoritism toward wealthy clients whether their idea has merit or not, or Anthony Ward is worth significantly more than he is letting on. As a hedge fund manager with a company with 1.5 billion dollars in assets, it's possible he used company funds for the bet, which could have exploded in his face if the cocoa crop went bad which is prone to happen, but this would present great risk and certain jail time if exposed, even today. I suspect his net worth is much greater than he's letting on. As hedge fund managers go, that kind of net worth seems way to low for the average. He is almost certainly worth billions, if not trillions more.

Two families keep popping up which we'll explore in a column for next week. The Rothchilds and the Rockefellers are estimated to have net worths in the trillions. But how reliable is it? Stay tuned for more info.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

THE WAR ON WORDS. WHY RUSH LIMBAUGH SENT US DOWN A DANGEROUS RABBIT HOLE.

Let me start out by saying I hate Rush Limbaugh with every fiber of my being. He's a loud, fat blowhard who orgasms at the sound of his own voice and is, in almost every sentence, wrong about everything that comes out of his mouth. That being said, the first amendment gives him the right to be heard, as it protects speech, especially that which most of us find abhorrent. But as the right is so quick to scream about that nobody has to employ him to spout such nonsense unless of course your a right wing idiot then and only then does the first amendment come to be lobbied about. But if he is making money, I understand why Clear Channel keeps him on.

However, that argument won't work for the Teatards out there who listen to this garbage because Rush sponsors are fleeing him like he was a building fire. This is occurring because sponsors are getting deluged from people saying they will boycott their products unless they remove their ads. When hundreds of thousands of people are doing just that, you listen. And that is free speech at work. But at the same time, I am torn about all this because now anybody who says anything even slightly off kilter are being branded a racist, a poor basher, a sexist or other media spin and if this continues, could have a chilling effect on all free speech.

This country is rapidly devolving and the media and the American people are helping it along. How do I know? Because, God help me, I am going to defend Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. Recent "gaffes" during whistle stops or interviews are being twisted out of any meaning by a media hungry for the next big mistake. Aren't they pissed that Rick Perry and Herman Cain dropped out because they were good for a daily dose of stupid?

Rick Santorum recently said he didn't care about unemployment, that the rate didn't effect his campaign. While I would admit these were poor choices of words, nobody believes that Rick Santorum doesn't care about the unemployed. After the quote went viral in seconds by the MSM blasting it across the multiverse, Santorum had to beat a hasty retreat twenty six minutes later and Romney his answer. This is a monumental waste of everyone's time and done only to fill the 24/7 news cycle that dominates our lives.

Then came Romney's campaign adviser who said during an interview that Romney would have to moderate his views in a general election, using an etch-a-sketch as a really bad metaphor. Once again, conservatives went nuts and his opponents seized on the chance, holding the toy as a prop to explain that Romney wasn't a real conservative. What this says to any Republican is not that Romney is a flip-flipping liberal but that he actually wants to win the election. If Santorum or Gingrich win in some longshot way, and run on the same conservative principles they have been throwing the red meat diehard Republicans, they will lose Bob Dole style come November. Contrary to their beliefs, the US is not as conservative as they think they are and has been demonstrated time and time again in elections. The further the GOP moves to the right, the less their bills become likely to pass. The combination of anti-Hispanic, anti-women, anti-gay, and anti-climate change ideals are going to be a big hurdle this fall. And don't forget that national polls mean nothing. It's the state by state polls that do and those already spell disaster for the GOP as Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania are all swinging democratic. Unless the GOP wins two of those three, they lose mathematically every time. And with Santorum, he's likely to lose both Florida and Pennsylvania, the latter a state where he is really disliked, which is funny because that's where he's from.

But all this crap has lead to everyone being dissected for what they say. Louis CK, one of the funniest comics alive, had to step down as host of the upcoming correspondence dinner due to Republican whining. Robert De Niro had a funny joke about the country not being ready for a white first lady at a fundraiser and everyone, Democrat and Republican alike, called the joke racist and unfunny. Bristol Palin wanted an apology from Obama over the joke. Why would he apologize for a comment he didn't even say? She is still bitching about being used as a punchline after her teen pregnancy, even though it directly contradicted her Mom's famous outlook on abstinence and became a topic as a result. No one said running for office would be easy and for the most part, children are left out, especially after the unfair drumming of the right's attacks on Chelsea Clinton and Amy Carter who had the misfortune of teen years in a spotlight.

Then there is Bill Maher who called Sarah Palin a "twat," "bitch," and even "cunt." The right exploded on this topic saying he was just like Limbaugh. First, he called Palin those names, not all women, and I feel those are adequate descriptions of a woman I think is way too stupid and unbalanced to be in the public eye. She wants to be a movie star, not a politician. Second, he said those things during his stand up routine, not on his show. Unless what he said is truly profane, ie. Michael Richards, this is the ultimate example in free speech. I also think Tracy Morgan got a raw deal about his anti-gay statements last year during his stand up routine that he was forced to apologize for. In it the rant he just said he'd be pissed if his son told him he was gay, a sentiment I think many could identify with, even if I don't agree with it. This is why we have a first amendment, so unpopular talk can be said. But if we jump up and down everytime someone uses a word we don't like, this country is going to be intolerable.

If people want to listen to Rush Limbaugh, that's their decision. That's what makes America great. Although new FCC rules are going to be shutting down a lot of the right wing talk radio stations to be replaced with community radio. And while that may have little effect in places like Oklahoma, those on the coast may find much more moderate, even liberal shows being broadcast. And that is also great for this country.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

THE RYAN PLAN REDUX, NEWT GINGRICH'S OIL PLAN, AND OTHER AWFUL REPUBLICAN IDEAS

Let it be known before some Teatard throws it out there that I am not a liberal, dirt munching, tree hugging druid who loves being a vegan, rabid member of PETA and believes that a healthy diet of sticks and twigs will make me live longer. I am also not some right wing, Obama hating, Glenn Beck listener who cleans my gun while jerking off to a picture of Ronald Regan.While my views skew hard left toward social positions like the environment, gay rights, being pro-choice, and safety net programs I am hard to the right on gun control, the death penalty and fiscal responsibility. In other words don't pigeon hole me as one or the other, as both sides love to do. There are those of us who see the world in more than just black and white. That being said, while I feel democrats are a bunch of scumsucking leeches that feed off the corporate tit just as much as the GOP, at least they aren't try to convince me that salt water chases away the thristies.

Paul Ryan dusted off his mightily unpopular budget plan from last year, made some minor tweaks and released it for the world to see today. It's like the Republicans almost don't want to win. You would think that after the last few weeks of seeming to be virulently against woman's rights you might want to tone down the rhetoric, but no, you doubled down on crazy instead.

The plan, which is more or less the exact same as last year's, would switch Medicare from a traditional "fee for service" plan in which government covers expenses to a voucher program in which government subsidies help purchase health insurance. The only problem with this is plan is that it will never, ever work. Without a individual mandate, as the Republicans will never endorse as it's "Obama's idea," healthy, younger seniors will opt out of the program until needed, causing prices to soar. Plus, there is no guarantee that people will even be allowed to be picked up by various insurance companies unless pre-existing conditions are eliminated, and denial of coverage may become far more routine than many would wish. If you have money in this plan, you'll be fine. Poor and start digging a ditch because that's the only health care you'll be able to afford.

Seniors went ballistic over this last year, showing up a town hall meetings and pitching a fit which was something usually only seen at democratic ones till then. Newt Gingrich called the idea stupid in a rare moment of sanity, but was then set upon by the pit bulls in his own party and was forced to pull a 360 or as we now call it "a Romney." This plan has no chance of law as the Senate will never pass it, reminds people of everything we hate about the Republican party and will be used ad naseum come fall during the ad onslaught we all facing. This is, without a doubt, political suicide. Ryan's numbers haven't been that great since last year's fiasco and the union busting done by Gov. Scott Walker, now facing a recall vote on May 8th, has odds looking darker as the day approaches according to recent polls.

Speaking of Newt Gingrich, I have to comment on his latest campaign promise of $2.50 gas along with war with Iran. These two ideas are as compatible as Sarah Palin reading, well, anything. If we attack Iran, gas prices will rocket upward, and one of the main reasons I am still unsure about what to do with the country, as is everyone else. There is no good answer to a nuclear Iran but shouting about war and cheap gas is hysterically stupid. As Gingrich and Paul are all but done (Gingrich's campaign is $1.55 million in debt putting him fourth in fundraising) we have to deal the possibility of Obama VS Romney or, shudder, Obama VS Santorum. As much as I hate to vote for a man doing almost everything wrong, Romney or Santorum could actually be worse, especially if you're a minority, gay or a woman. The GOP no longer speaks for you, and in some cases never did, so wake up and smell the coffee burning.

In other news, ABC news is reporting Russian forces in Syria, there to aid the Assad regime. No one else has said anything about this, including Israeli infosites, so it's credibility is unknown. Syria has threatened a preemptive strike, much like Iran earlier this month, against anyone they think is coming after them.This is not helping the situation guys. A recent wargame done by the DoD came to the exact same conclusion as one ran in 2005: war with Iran will be a lot more brutal than anyone realizes. It should not be entered lightly and we should wait until the last minute to attack as any chance of an easy victory was erased years ago after Iran fortified their military strengths around 2005. Bush bombed the wrong country. What a dick.

We still stand at the brink of war with an armada now in the Persian Gulf and if an attack were to happen it's best chance of success would be before the end of April. After that heat will screw up targeting systems and infrared and delay an attack to late summer/early fall and right into the heart of an election cycle. Israel knows that an attack right around then might be their best option and, possibly the end of humanity. But we have walked right into this by failing to get off of oil over the last thirty years, even though it has been more than possible for some time now. But if Iran does get a nuke, that may actually be worse as nothing they have done these past few decades suggests rational thought. Extremists are extremists and giving them absolute power may be the worst decision ever, especially if "God" tells them to use it.

Monday, March 19, 2012

RISE OF THE TRILLIONAIRES: HOW THE WEALTHY STOLE ALL THAT MONEY

Having researched the hell out of the HSBC story of a $15 trillion dollar loan from person or persons unknown, I have been unable to debunk it. The existence of the person supposedly responsible for the money does not seem to be real, however the money itself is there for all tense and purposes, with no explanation of how it got there. I have postulated that there are a secret group of individuals that may be in possession of vast sums of money, certainly much bigger than what we are being told people are worth. If we really knew what the actual amount was, we'd riot in the street, thus the veil of secrecy is so important to them.

But how did they get it? The old fashioned way, of course: they stole it. Going back several decades, any good researcher will notice a pattern of "disappearing" huge sum of money. Audits are required of every federal agency, all of which are public record. The largest audit, not surprisingly, goes to the DoD, responsible for the entire military budget for the year and a sinkhole of waste. The funny part about all of this is that the DoD rarely does an audit, which is against the law by the way since it went into effect in the mid-90's. Those they have completed consist of $2.3 trillion missing in 1999, $1.1 trillion in 2000, and while they declined to do an audit for 2001, a press conference by Donald Rumsfield, the day before 9/11 no less, said that $2.3 trillion dollars had again gone missing. For those bad at math, for just those three years, one agency "lost" $5.7 TRILLION. Yeah, that didn't go into anyone's pocket.

And what about Social Security? There's supposed to be $2.6 trillion on gathered monies in there right? Nope, the government took it all, left us a worthless "IOU" and then started screaming about it being unsustainable. The only reason it's broke is because someone took all that money and I kind of doubt it went to government projects.

Our system is broken, and I've seen it firsthand how government does business. If you want to start a business with government, first you have to fork over millions, either through a PAC, charity or other shady way to basically bribe the politician, and then he gives you double that back in taxpayer money with no assurances how the money is spent. A wise con man takes the money, does a little to break ground on a project that was never going to be built in the first place, and skips town free and clear when the permits fall through or a group of people suddenly complain about whatever it is you are trying to build.

Adrian's Landing in CT is a good example of real corruption. This project has been on the books now since I was in college and all they've built is a walkway, a convention center and a really expensive science museum. In 1999, I was in negotiations to bring a movie studio to the Hartford area when government corruption shut us down and the deal was given to actress Cathy Moriarty's sleezebag husband, who like always, took the taxpayer money and skipped town after the whole deal fell through as expected. Dee Snyder, or Twisted Sister, was reported to have been shopping a heavy metal museum for the city but received similar treatment of "pay up or nothing happens" mentality.

This same garbage was seen most recently in Obama's deal with Solyndra, who received money when every accountant looked at the deal as a sure loser. Sure enough, right after the government gave them money, they went bankrupt six months later. And that money all just disappeared into things like "operating costs," and "overhead." More than likely, they took the money, pocketed it in some creative way, and let the company flounder as they made their bit of coin and screw everyone else.

I haven't even mentioned the $600 trillion derivative market shortfall, a lot of which has been illegally dumped on FDIC shoulders and the American people. This money had to go somewhere and I am betting off shore accounts, shell companies and private banks are all swimming in dough over it. There could literally be hundreds of trillions of dollars out there and a select few have access to it.

Money on an astronomical scale is being stolen from us, the MSM says nothing, and the Teatards and the American Taliban scream at us for being wasteful consumers that should thank god for the GOP and their "help." We need accountability. We need leadership. And our current group of failures running for president are nothing like that. We can choose Obama out of necessity, but only because a GOP run world may be more a guillotine than the slow strangulation offered by the democrats. While I see little in difference between Romney and Obama, Romney cowtowing to every right wind GOP whim, no matter how offensive, means I can't vote for him, less gay people become the new slaves, women's reproductive rights go the way of the dodo, and we are all forced to go to Church every Sunday. I have to choose Obama's corporate idiocy any day, even if I really hate it.

Where a leader when you want him or worse NEED him?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK: GOLDMAN SACHS

Yes, an American soldier went nuts in Afghanistan and killed a whole bunch of people but he was still less a dick then Goldman Sachs who, surprise, surprise, screw their customers over on a regular basis. Let's see those runner ups.

1)Invisible Children- I have been holding off on commenting on this story until I had time to properly research it. One side said Joseph Kony is a psychopathic warlord while the other side screamed propaganda. So which is it? Both are technically right as Kony is a dangerous man, but most of his worst atrocities seem to be from at least six years ago. The video is slickly made and somewhat disingenuous. It does appear to advocate a military action against Uganda, falsely making Kony look like the de facto ruler of the country with an army of 30,000 child soldiers. The truth of the matter is that Joseph Kony had fled the country years ago, roamed the jungle with his less than 200 followers and, for all tense and purpose, is already marginalized to the extreme with little chance of regaining former glory. There are rumors that Obama wants to invade Africa for re-colonization purposes, but I feel those ideas are way out in right field, and I see little proof of it. I feel bad for what is going on there, but unless American interests are being challenged, we have our problems to worry about right now. Sorry Unganda and Darfur, but our plate is full right now. Ask China to help. Oh and by the way, Kony is some Christian nutbag who believes in polygamy, child rape and torture. Must have skipped over that part of the Bible that says that behavior is okay. This is what religion breeds.

One of the co-founders, Jason Russell, of the group Invisible Children this week was arrested for public masturbation, being naked and acting irrational. He was hospitalized this week for some unknown, or made up, medical condition. The old stand by of exhaustion was used, but for some reason, no matter how tired I get, I've never wanted to rip off all my clothes and jerk off in front of people. Some sort of drugs or psychotic break had to have occurred with the latter being the most likely. This isn't the kind of publicity this group was trying to generate. Oh and he's also a devout Christian too, a twofer against the increasingly unstable Christian population who seem hell bent on creating an American Taliban.

2)NY cops- With Arab Spring yet to materialize, NY Spring is here and hundreds of people "occupied" Zucotti park once again. The gains were swiftly erased as thug, storm trooper cops arrested people en masse and chaos ruled. Dozens were arrested and, as nothing has changed since the last round of occupiers were arrested, expect more and more of this and violence to start being met with violence. Politicians better wake up and realize what is going on. America needs a raise, we need jobs and we need security and the only thing you are providing is gestapo level security against those we don't want security for. Start arresting bankers, not protesters. Stop companies from off shoring jobs, lowering pay and making us worse twice as hard for twice as less. This Merry-Go-Round is about to stop and when it does, no one is going to be happy.

3)Christians- Yes I know I am beating up on God today but Christ, Christians get a grip. Rick Santorum, that bastallion of anti-bigotry and fair headedness, declared if elected President he will ban all porn. Never mind the fact that the only way to do that would be to have China level security on all computers and total control over everyone's life. Somehow, I don't think that policy would fly with even the most right wing individual when they can't get to pigfuckers.com or whatever hillbilly trash they like to whack off to. Plus, Santorum had two men booted from a rally for kissing, with the crowd cheering Rick on for his awful stance. Where's a gas leak and a match when you want one. Seriously, the people going to these rallies are just as demented as he is and they vote. If there was ever a serious call for IQ tests to vote, this would be it.

4)John Carter marketing executives-I've read the original books and found they would make a great movie. Unfortunately, this wasn't it. Bad enough you let an egomaniac, first time director (who has made excellent animated films for Pixar in the past) direct, hire a no name, no talent actor for the lead whose previous experience was the low rated Friday Night Lights and a model for Abercrombie and Fitch, and then have the production costs balloon to over $250 million dollars. Then to top it all off, your marketing geniuses drop off of the OF MARS part from the title due to the disaster of Mars Needs Moms and pretty much every other movie that has taken place on the planet in film history (Red Planet, Mission to Mars, Mars Attacks, etc) making it the most generic title imaginable. If all that wasn't bad enough, you release the worst trailers ever that tells the average movie goer nothing about the film. It's not doing well here but is experiencing some good money overseas. Even with that, this turkey will be lucky to break even.

5)U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales-This psycho lost his mind and killed a bunch of innocent Afghani people this week, making our stay there less likely much longer. I'm torn by this news because, out of this tragedy, some good may come and we may leave like we should have years ago. Things are never going to get any better in this backward country and the fact that the near daily rioting by Muslim extremists have helped cause all of this is somewhat ironic. It reminds me of the story of the three teenagers taunting a tiger at a local zoo until the poor creature became so enraged that it lept out of its enclosure and ate them. There's a lesson in that that if you keep poking a dangerous animal, sooner or later, it will kill you.

6)Goldman Sachs- After a scathing NY Times op-ed piece Greg Smith, the London based derivatives salesman blasted CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein and President Gary D. Cohn for allowing a "toxic and destructive" environment and regularly screwed over their customers. Smith quit the firm in disgust and wrote the peice in response. While the company denied any wrong doing, Jacki Zehner, who was a partner when she left the firm in 2002, agreed with Smith that the company had been doing awful things for some time and was the main reason she left.

The results were immediate. Goldman Sachs saw $2.15 billion of its market value wiped out.
The shares dropped 3.4 percent in New York trading yesterday, the third-biggest decline in the 81-company Standard & Poor’s 500 Financials Index. LOL.

According to the article, executives hadn't changed their behavior even after a $550 million dollar payment to settle a fraud lawsuit brought by the SEC in which they were accused of misleading clients.

“Over the last 12 months I have seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as ‘muppets,’ sometimes over internal e-mail,” Smith wrote. “It astounds me how little senior management gets a basic truth: If clients don’t trust you they will eventually stop doing business with you.”

Goldman Sachs is in no danger in going under as that drop in revenue is only a small fraction of what they bring in. Blankfein and Cohn are in no danger of losing their job or being arrested because in three days no one will remember this story except me and a few of my loyal readers. America has ADD when it comes to news, of infotainment as it is now, and this story is no different. The banks are out to get you. And if they sight their laser focus on you, you're screwed. So congratulation Goldman Sachs you are indeed douchebag of the week.

Friday, March 16, 2012

THE GREAT SPIRAL DOWN: HOW THE WORLD IS DEVOLVING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

Devolution is something rarely seen in the world, at least not in the total collapse, Holy Crap I can't believe that just happened, kind of way. But it can be seen in almost every avenue of our planet and in ourselves. And if we want to survive this coming apocalypse, we have to change. The sad part is that it almost certainly won't happen.

Plato's Allegory of the Caves is a prime example of what is happening to humankind. In the parable, a group of people are forced to sit facing one side of a cave wall. A fire is lit behind them but they cannot see it, only the shadows being thrown against the wall. Those shadows would be as real to them as actual reality and a mythology would grow as to its origins, almost of all of which would be completely wrong but believed by many. Even if shown the fire and the shadows, some would deny it's existence, even thought they can see it with their own eyes. Taking it further, what if people were taken outside of the cave and shown the outdoors and the sun? Some would have to be taken kicking and screaming into the light as their entire belief system would shatter. And that is what we need to do now to the most hard core religious fanatics out there.

Spirituality should be an important part of anyone's life. I believe in a God, just not the same one that the religions worship which is always some deranged, schizophrenic lunatic bent on killing, incest, and death. No my God is something much greater. He (the pronoun used to recognize existence not gender as God has no gender but using "It" seems wrong somehow) is a power in us all, and he does speak to us if you listen. I'm not saying I hear voices from God and I would hasten to guess that most of those claiming that are seriously deluded, which is odd because many a politician seems to talk to God on a regular basis, or so they say. No, God speaks to us through our friends, our family, our news, even our pets. You just have to listen.

The problem isn't a belief in God or heaven or magic underwear. It's the idiots out there who believe they are so right, that everyone must share in their delusion. I have friends who are devout Catholics, Jews, Mormons, even Muslim. What people choose to believe is their own business and no one should be told to stop believing in anything that isn't harming anyone. But the fundamentalists are destroying this world and that idiocy needs to stop.

Let's look at Afghanistan for a quick tutorial. Our forces accidentally burned some Korans. The Taliban and local imams whipped the less than intelligent public into a fury and American soldiers got hurt. You can tell most of the cave dwellers never read the book as it says in plain text that this kind of behavior should not be tolerated. True, like every religious book, double speak reigns depending on the passage, which means that if Mohamed really did write the whole book himself as claimed, he was completely insane because he contradicts himself on a regular basis. But for the most part the Koran is clear that this is not tolerable behavior.

So in return for their idiocy, the US had to show how to really go ape shit, and a lone soldier (or several depending on whose telling the story) killed a whole bunch of innocent people. If fundamentalists weren't exploiting the situation, this tragedy would never have happened.

In this country, we have much the same with Rick Santorum leading the charge for the "How stupid can we get," contest. This man thinks birth control and abortion is evil, people should be having dozens of kids apiece, and not have government pay for any of it. If you want society to collapse, this is exactly the kind of nonsense you sprout. Yet, a segment of the public is lapping it up. These are the same mouth breathers who keep insisting Obama is not a citizen and it will be a dark day in hell before he becomes President, somehow forgetting that he is running for his second term. Talk about fighting the last battle.

We, as a people, need to start turning away from religion and toward spirituality. We should lead by these tenants: "Be nice to everyone you meet," "Don't kill ever in the name of God," and "If it's none of your business, it's none of your business." The world would be a must better place if we started living by them, wouldn't it?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

THE WEALTHY ELITES SEX PARTIES EXPOSE HYPOCRISY OF JUSTICE SYSTEM

There are certain topics I'm a little hesitant to write about as death seems to follow a great many people who pursue it. I'm talking about child prostitution rings that seem to be run out of the highest levels of government. Most recently, former PM Silvio Berlusconi was caught redhanded with his "Bunga-bunga" orgies which supposedly were done with underage models. And just last week a 44 year old mother of four, Anna Gristina, was charged with running a prostitution ring out of her NY apartment that relied on police protection to provide wealthy clients with minors for sexual romps.The NY Post reported that her customers included powerful politicians, heads of law enforcement, lawyers, bankers, celebrities, CEO's and  super rich European clients. Funny how none of that made national news.

This is nothing new. Criminal cases have been filed in Portugal, Austria, France, Chile, Belgium, and Bosnia that have all pointed to the involvement of powerful people indulging in sex, pedophilia, orgies and even murder. In every case, the court shuts down the proceedings when any connection to the rich and powerful get involved. Look up how many cases there are and you will be shocked by not only the number but the sheer lack of follow through on any of them.
 
 
Here's a few. In the 1990's Belgium child rapist Marc Dutroux claimed he abducted women for the entertainment of  a powerful elite. The fact that cops searched his home several times and found nothing, even though girls he kidnapped were there at the time and that they heard them crying through an oddly freshly painted wall in an otherwise decrepit dungeon made many cry foul. During the trial witnesses came forward verifying that what he was saying was true. Several claimed to have seen Dutroux at child sex parties attended by everyone elite from the politicians to the royal family. Dutroux was rightly convicted but the investigation ended there with no follow up whatsoever.
 
 
The case that everyone knows is the Jerry Sandusky case which had led to rumors of him pimping out little boys to rich donors. That too seems to have fallen the wayside as Sandusky alone is being investigated. This is a common theme. Arrest pedophile. Find evidence that he may be part of a child sex ring. Screw up the investigation of fail any follow up. Repeat.
 
 
On June 29,1989, The Washington Times reported a gay prostitution ring had been discovered with ties to the White House all the way up to President Bush. Male prostitutes had been given access to the White House and cited evidence of a child abduction for sexual purposes as well.
 
 
In July of 1990, Larry King (not the CNN guy) was investigated for running said ring while also manager of the Franklin Federal Credit Union in Nebraska and a huge member of the GOP. He was said to have provided children all over the country to have sex with clients. The people who accused them were then accused of perjury with one sentenced nine to fifteen years. They also allege to have been harassed into recanting. The Grand Jury dismissed the case as hoax but former State Senator John DeCamp of Nebraska investigated the claims and believed them to be true. Whether they are not not is still open to debate but the facts do seem to point to an international ring of sickos who get off on having sex with children.
 
 
This also led to the infamous Johnny Gorsch/Jeff Guckert scandal where somehow a gay prostitute was hired as a "reporter" who would always throw softball questions at then President Bush Jr in the White House Press Room. This led to questions about Bohemian Grove, the Franklin Scandal and the man's very identity as possibly being a missing child from the eighties pulled into the child prostitution ring and now used as a brain washed minion.
 
 
The last person to get arrested as a madam was DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who despite saying she would never kill herself, was found dead hanging in her mother's shed. She threatened to expose the wealthy elite's who used her services and two months later was swinging in the breeze and her little black book "strangely" disappeared.
 
 
Just remember, if you hear I died, it was murder. Or if twelve kilos of cocaine suddenly show up in my house because an "informant" told then it was here, I was framed. This story is lethal but needs to be told. Look it up for yourself and see.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CAN WE PLEASE LEAVE AFGHANISTAN ALREADY!

When this idiotic war first started, many a person said it would be another Vietnam. The right pooh poohed such as idea and said that instead we would be welcomed in with open arms and thrown a parade with statues erected with our faces on them to show their gratitude. Didn't exactly work out that way did it? Not only is it exactly like Vietnam, it's actually run longer. This makes it the longest American conflict in our history. Make you proud doesn't it. Excuse me while I retch uncontrollably.

BARRRRFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! HEEEEAAAAVVVVEEE!

That's better. It is astonishing in this day and age that we still fight wars like we have since the Korean conflict. Throw some random bombs toward the enemy's way, both sides experience death and destruction, but not too much and then we leave and declare victory whether we have or have not achieved our objectives. There is a reason we haven't won a war since WW2 and that's because we don't fight wars. We slap fight when we should be stabbing the other individual to death.

War should never be taking lightly. If you do enter it, be prepared to kill every man, woman and child on the other side. Obviously I'm not talking genocide in a Hitler death camp kind of way, but major cities should be flattened to the ground if need be and civilian causalities be damned. But the idiotic Geneva Convention ties our hands and the worries of war crimes hamper any President who even thinks about doing such a thing. As a result, we will lose every war we continue down the path doing the exact same thing that hasn't worked for more than half a century.

Has anyone actually read the Geneva Convention Articles? They should be called "how to a lose a war in ten easy steps." Civilians should never be intentionally targeted. However, if you live in a city where war manufacturing is taking place, kiss it and you goodbye. That will never happen under the Geneva Accords. It's leveled the playing field so that small terrorist groups can win against a larger enemy and we keep following the same stupid script.

Fixing Afghanistan is easy. First, start moving everyone out. This backward nation is not ready for the twentieth century let alone the twenty first and it is idiotic to even think that it ever will. Once we start leaving, get Karzi in a room and explain to him that once we've left, we're not coming back. At least not with troops. The next time something happens and we have to come back, we will flatten the entire country until nothing is left standing. That's how you deal with people who do not fear death. Promise them all a quick death and see those negotiations start post haste.

Kubla Khan did just that back in the 12th century. Studying from various religious texts, Khan asked his tutor to explain one passage. In it said death to all infidels. The tutor explained that yes in their religion heretics were expected to die. Kubla took out his sword and cut off the man's head. He then went on to murder a great number of Muslims until they sent a decree saying that passage did not apply to him. He took that as okay and stopped his bloody rampage. I'm not saying we should do that either but we have to stop fighting wars as if no one should ever die.

We have a spectacular military which we don't seem to use. We have planes that don't fly, tanks that don't drive and the right keeps saying how dare we think of cutting the military budget. We could cut that number in half and still beat anyone on the planet, we'd just have fewer wastes of money like the F-35 which, despite being "ready" since 2006, has never flown a combat mission because of safety concerns. Then way are we still building these crappy planes at hundreds of millions of dollars apiece? Because out military industrial complex is wholly out of control, that's why.

We need to start fighting wars better, arming our military wiser and generally stop making the same mistakes of the last sixty years. Get out of Afghanistan, warn them what will happen if we have to go back and tell the rest of the world to F off. Russia got little slack for the brutal, yet effective, crackdown on the rouge state of Georgia. They wiped their ass with the Geneva Accords and won in three days, And the world said nothing. We should be doing the same in any future conflict.

If war with Iran does commence, I hope they take that to heart., because Iran could knock us into next week if we fight with kid gloves. They have a strong military, Russian and North Korean backing, and missile technology that even we don't posses, because god forbid we manufacture anything in this country that works. We've become the Taiwan of the world for product quality. I'm hoping that some sort of agreement can be reached but I also feel that it's quite the pipe dream. The next war will be bloody. Let's hope it's not anywhere near as long.

Monday, March 12, 2012

FUKISHIMA ONE YEAR LATER

For the past week, NBC Nightly News has ran a fascinating story about what is happening in Japan one year after the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown hit the Island nation. While it shows a determination to go on and an ability to clean up after a national disaster far better than we have done to our Gulf Coast (Dilapidated buildings and debris are still visible for Hurricane Katrina and that was seven years ago for God's sake), the radiation issue is crippling. But Japan is still trying to move on. I wish the news was better about the nuclear plant that is still pumping out radiation, albeit at far lower levels, and endangering the Japanese people more than anything else.

The government is attempting to clean the area by first washing the radioactive dirt off the roofs and then gathering all the leaves, bushes and top soil and shipping them off into a highly radioactive wasteland where it will remain for centuries. The problem is, it's not really working. It is near impossible to scrub a city of 30,000 people, like Fukishima, clean for inhabitable living. It's great they thought to try but it's never going to work.

The Japanese government has been described by many a person as completely dysfunctional with  no clear leaders or power structure. Both government and corporations have fused to become so inert that nothing ever gets done. Over regulated and under regulated,which is possible at the same time so as to really screw things up and shows a glimpse of our future as well. We have a political party refusing to do anything to help their opponents at the expense of the country and gridlock is rampant. When a crisis hits in a place like that, bad things happen. And this country is a lot bigger than Japan.

Tokyo may be done as radiation levels there have been outrageously high. Four major corporations, including Merrel Lynch and Mitsubishi have all left the city, in part due to this factor that could lead to a huge cancer spike and a major hit to their insurance plans. When lives turn into loss of profit, no corporation is staying put for long.

But what of the radiation outside of the country? A new study in the prestigious International Journal of Health Services says that 14,000 have died in the US alone sue to Fukishima. Regular readers will remember that number is not too far from earlier predictions written about on this site last year. I had said around 10,000 deaths would happen within the next year and that's pretty close to the estimated number. This number also closely mirrors the 16,500 deaths that followed the Chernobyl incident. The largest subset to die were infants, particularly on the West Coast which rose by 1.8% nationally for the fourteen weeks after the accident compared with a decrease of 8.37% for the previous fourteen.

Some claim that the amount of radiation given off wouldn't kill off that many people in such a short period of time and they are right to a certain extent. The radiation given off would have little effect on a healthy individual. However, even the smallest amount of radiation can kill someone who is small, feeble or in very bad health. It is estimated a single isotope of some of the more lethal radiation variations can kill in a short period time if the person is somehow susceptible. The biggest recipients would be, of course, small infants with no real immune system yet. With the tremendous amount of radiation that spilled out over a lengthy period of time, this number seems highly accurate given prediction made at the time.

The West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii all got a huge dose, not all of which seems to have disappeared. While radiation levels in previously hard hit places Hawaii, Alaska and Idaho have all leveled off, California is still receiving life threatening doses according to non governmental sources. The government still claims all is well but some Geiger counter testing, done on camera by locals, seems to show very high levels of radiation. Even the government admits on their website of the highest levels of radiation in milk being in the Berkley, CA area. People with small children should be very wary of milk or even water for their children as the numbers seen are really high and dangerous.

For the most part, the danger has passed. But people on the West Coast and especially Japan have much to worry about as the damned thing still hasn't bet capped yet and is still spewing radiation, again at much lower levels than a year ago. Cancer deaths will spike as this continuous radiation may doom the Japanese people. My girlfriend, who is Japanese, will not be happy about that.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK: RUSH LIMBAUGH AND ANYONE STILL LISTENING TO HIM

A solid week of douchebags again for this my 400th post. Remember to help support this site by clicking on the ads. Let's see that long list of runner ups.

1)Acton, MA- It came out this week that the town of Acton has discouraged a woman from putting up lost dog signs. Due to some archaic law and terrible written wording, some local douchebags (in a town filled with them I'm told) are complaining about those signs as an "eyesore." Tell you what, if your pet, kid or wife goes missing, let's see how you feel about those signs then. The town is working to rectify a public relations nightmare. Good thing I don't live in that town because you can be damned sure I would be at the next town meeting with some choice words and a probable law suit for unconstitutional use of anti-free speech laws. I'm actually more upset with the locals bitching about the signs then the town who seem very reluctant to enforce said law. Only in MA.

2)Paula Deen- I hate Paula Deen. Her Krispy Kreme Hamburger Sandwich is one of the most artery clogging monstrosities I have ever seen. Plus it sounds gross as hell. Surprise, surprise she came down with diabetes and probably gave it to several million others who follow her recipes. Now it comes out that she may be racist as well. A fat, loud white woman from the South who's a closet racist as well? Stop the presses and call Ripley's. Her brother sounds like a pig too as he is accused of sexually harassing women at the restaurant he and Deen own together. Between this and who the South keeps picking to run for President maybe we should have let them leave the Union all those years ago and be finally done with them. I don't want people to think all Southerners are bad as I know quite a few who aren't. But the majority down there are a bunch of nose picking rubes who need a big dose of shut the f up juice when it comes to politics, religion or Deen.

3)Rasmussen- Yet another poll that flies in the face of the dozens of others that show Obama way ahead of the GOP pack. Rasmussen poll shows Obama way behind Romney and neck and neck with Santorum. Somehow, especially after the horrid week Republicans had, can I possibly believe the stat to be accurate. Other polls by people like Gallop, Politico and a dozen others show the GOP way behind Obama, except for Romney who still trails by an average of six points. This particular poll has been way wrong for several years now on a majority of it's topics and I suspect GOP involvement. I'm sure the question asked went something like this: "Will you vote in November for the Marxist, socialist, Kenyan Obama or the god fearing family man (Insert random GOP name here)?" This poll is crap.

4)Chris Christie-What is it this week with fat people being a bunch of loud boorish morons? Oh that's right, they're Americans. Christie shouted down a Navy SEAL at a town hall meeting who disagreed with the governor on his position of merging two colleges together. While the edited video makes it hard to determine if Williams, the veteran, is shouting over the Governor or not, Christie's complete lack of tact is on full display. When someone like Obama gets heckled, he handles it with real grace. Christie bites the guys head off. What a douche.

5)Glenn Grothman- Who the heck is Glenn Grothman? He's a Wisconsin Senator who said "unwanted or mistimed" pregnancies are the “choice of the women” who should "learn from their mistake." Grothman recently introduced Senate Bill 507 which would make single parenthood a factor in child abuse cases.

"There’s been a huge change over the last 30 years and a lot of that change has been the choice of the women," Grothman said, noting that he thinks "we should educate women that this is a mistake."
"I think when you have an epidemic of this great proportion, people are not so dumb that it’s surprising when they get pregnant," Grothman said of "unwanted or mistimed" pregnancies. "I think people are trained to say that ‘this is a surprise to me,’ because there’s still enough of a stigma that they’re supposed to say this."

His law has sparked a campaign by concerned women which the GOP has all but declared war on. Remember that come November.

6)US Soldier in Afghanistan who went on killing rampage- An unnamed US soldier apparently went on a killing spree  today killing 16 civilians including women and children. This is reprenhensible and sure to deteriorate a bad situation. True, the Muslim extremists deserve some of the blame as their idiocy about the accidental Koran burnings have turned the situation white hot. These cave dwellers don't seem to understand the idea that for every action, there will be an equal and opposite reaction. We have nutters too and they have automatic weapons. Still, this action is not to be condoned and expect this to turn more problematic as the extremists will use this further, making the situation worse. And these are the same kind of "rational" people that we want to allow to have nukes.

7)Iran and the Palestinians- Speaking of idiocy, Islamic Jihad has fired a barrage of rockets into Israel from the Gaza strip, killing a few but proving the worth of the new Iron Dome security systems that shot down a  majority of the missiles. Jihad is a proxy group of Iran and both have been warned against using the new Fahir rockets that were smuggled into Gaza months ago. Do Muslim extremists have no self worth whatsoever? This conflict is begging for a smack down.

8)Rush Limbaugh and his followers- Rush had a bad week. All his advertisers fled, dead air rules his air waves and the back lash have affected all of right wing radio whose advertisers have also started to drop them. This should have happened a long time ago as the misogynistic, hate filed speech from the far right has no place on commercial radio. We keep hearing about the mythical left MSM, but all we get is right wing garbage from most outlets. Rush's time has come and gone and it's time to wave him off into the same sunset Don Imos was forced into. Anyone still listening to this fat blowhard needs to take a good hard look in the mirror because chances are you're probably a dick. So congratulation Rush Limbaugh and his followers you are all douchebags of the week.







Friday, March 9, 2012

RUSH LIMBAUGH ADVERTISERS BEAT FEET AS WARMONGER REPORT GROWS

A quick plug for my own site that we now have ads running down the side of it. Please click on them as they are how the site is getting supported and I make a living doing just this and a few other writing jobs. Help keep the truth alive.

In other news, WABC which is the station Rush Limbaugh airs out of in syndication, had several moments of dead air the other day and contained no, I repeat no, major advertisers, other than Netflix, which was less than happy about the mix up as they have pulled their ads and sent a strongly worded message to their advertising campaign to stop immediately. Just what Netflix needs is more bad news. Idiots. With the mail service set to slow to a crawl because, God forbid they lay off any needless postal workers and are instead shuttering processing facilities instead, Netflix may be on borrowed time. One of the sure signs of the decline of a civilization is when instead of services getting better, they fall apart. Sound familiar?

Almost all of Rush's former advertisers have pulled their ads with only PSA's seemingly running at this point, with some like the American Heart Association asking WABC to stop running them. Worse, several times the station ran dead air as they ran out of ads to run. How much longer can a station employ a guy this toxic with no money? Sleazy ads like Ashley Madison and SeekingArrangements.com have reportedly wanted to run ads but so far they have yet to materialize and I still doubt will play well with regular Rush listeners who have a tendency to be white, older and super conservative. Ads playing of infidelity and sugar daddies won't play well to the Evangelicals either.

So why is Rush not fired yet? Because the GOP loves him still and wants his brand of moronic brashness on the air for the next election. No one on the planet would not have been fired yet and proves that the GOP has more power than can be understood. Rush needs to go away and only by contacting places like Premiere Networks or Clear Channel and telling them you won't be listening to any of their shows or supporting any of their advertisers can this blowhard be brought down.

In other news, the unemployment rate shows no change from last month, which is odd because using the governments own set of rules and statistics, the number should have risen to over nine percent according to several polls from people like Gallop, which in the past has mirrored the rate closely. Not now as Obama attempts to tell people, Kevin Bacon style, that all is well. Problem is if he keep this crap up he might wind up in similar straights being flattened by a national mob, ala Animal House. But as the Republicans have gotten way off message to a new culture war that most Americans don't want fought, the GOP is in real trouble.

There is a history of people who overreach and get flattened as a result. Joe McCarthy ran into that after he accused Edward R. Murrow of being a commie and lost everything when government and public opinion killed his career. He went from top of the heap to loser in a nanosecond. The Salem Witch trials went the same way when the "possessed" girls accused a powerful judge's wife of witchcraft. The trials ended there and then. The GOP believes that the entire country is filled with right wing, religious extremists. Turns out, that in poll and after poll, we find out that we are much more moderate than that. The GOP may suffer the same fate as McCarthy if they continue this rant much longer which is going to cost them a lot of votes comes November.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

UPDATED: DO SECRET TRILLIONAIRES EXIST? FORBES LISTS RICHEST AMONG US

UPDATE 4/8/13:

Here is a link to the latest on this story and an actual list of names of people who are hoarding huge sums of money in offshore accounts:

http://thewarmongerreport.blogspot.com/2013/04/bombshell-list-of-secret-trillionaires.html




25 years ago, Forbes published their list of the world's richest people. On that list were 140 people. This year found 1,226 with a combined worth of $4.6 trillion dollars, a number that gets bigger every year. But how accurate is this list? Imagine you have an endless supply of money. You would hold the power of a nation as an individual with the capacity to buy or sell anything on Earth. More importantly, you could hide your vast wealth as any funds you hold could be distributed among shell companies, private banks and even hidden hoards of it buried in secret bunkers that you control. How would any of us know what any of these people are actually worth?

The existence of Yohannes Riyadi and Wilfredo Saurin, two names the FBI states are fraudulent names used in a scam against the FED, cannot be so easily dismissed. According to testimony given by Lord James of Blackmore to the House of Commons, 15 trillion dollars was given to HSBC through men rich beyond the dreams of avarice (who here knows where that quote is from?). While the FBI and others may differ on who gave it to them, the existence of said money has never been debated meaning it had to come from somewhere. The where question is the big one that no one wants to answer, if it is actually true because so far Lord Blackmore is the only one who's mentioned it. Does that mean it's all a lie? I doubt it but let's further into it all the same. As Sherlock Holmes says, "whatever evidence cannot be eliminated, however fantastical, must be the truth."

A rumor spread today that Lord James died a week ago under mysterious circumstances. Problem was, it wasn't true. It's this kind of misinformation that muddies any water people like myself are trying to swim in. I should state though that if you ever hear of me swinging from the rafters with my pants around my ankles, I am neither suicidal nor this sexually adventurous. If I didn't shoot myself writhing in agony as my back seized up and left me a bedridden cripple for almost a year, nothing will make me taste gun metal on purpose.

According to Forbes, there are now billionaires in 85 countries. The US has the most at 425, with China and Russia falling below a hundred each. Overall, 460 billionaires got richer, 441 got poorer and another 180 held steady. But are these numbers accurate? How would we even know?

There is a lot of disinformation out there. So let's look at the first thing to make sure of its authenticity. Was 15 trillion dollars given to HSBC? What is the evidence for it? We have Lord James of Blackmore's testimony. We have the FBI saying the whole thing is a scam. But here's the real problem I have with that: I can find no evidence that what is being said wasn't true. There appears to be no credible evidence that this money did NOT go to HSBC as Lord James has said. The web site White Hats have shown what they think is happening and are the ones who gave the proof in the first place to him.

If it is true, and so far I can find no one who is debating the 15 trillion dollars as a reality, then maybe my theory about secret trillionaires may be also a reality. Could the Bush family be behind it as some have claimed, using the Wanta funds to usher in a new era of unimaginable wealth? Here's the kicker: as the money doesn't really exist on the books, it wouldn't have the same harm as say a country printing up that sum of money and unleashing out on the world causing hyperinflation. This money would exist in cyberspace, able to plucked away when needed, and with that money, the power to force it into any economy with no questions asked.

As for evidence, if what White Hats says is true, then the money comes from the highest levels of government. It also shows what a puppet Obama has to be to dance for the bankers to get his coin. A document from their website, while very blurry and hard to read, purports to show the transfer going through JP Morgan Chase and CEO Jamie Dimon from Homeland Security. If this is true, it means our government is working against our interests and is in fact a threat to America. The ramifications for this are staggering, if accurate.

More on this as becomes available.








Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ROMNEY WINS SUPER TUESDAY. GOP SIGHS IN DEFEAT

Robot candidate Mitt Romney won the majority of Super Tuesday, all but guaranteeing his eventual nomination as the GOP candidate for president. The remaining three are all still in it as Rick Santorum won in OK, TN and ND and Newt carrying GA. Paul did surprisingly well in VA where he garnered over forty percent of the vote versus Romney, who was the only other candidate running on the ballot. So Romney looks to have a near insurmountable lead going into the convention. Except for the fact that the next few contests are not going to go his way as those over the next few weeks support Santorum.

The scary thing about these numbers isn't who won or lost but the number of people that actually voted. States like Idaho, Nevada and Washington had less than fifty thousand people vote while Maine, North Dakota and Alaska had less than 15,000 vote. The true loser so far is Wyoming in which an anemic 1700 cast their ballot for Romney. A stinging endorsement for the current front runner and politics in general. Some changes have to be made because a rabid few are deciding the fate of mankind and one of the reasons why politics has become so vicious as of late. No one is likely to quit and this race will go down to the convention. As a writer I am thrilled. As an American I am appalled.

In other news, bloated windbag Rush Limbaugh is losing more and more advertisers and I couldn't be happier. Here is a list of all of them who've called it quits:

AccuQuote Life Insurance, Allstate Insurance, AOL, Bare Escentuals, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Bonobos, Capital One, Carbonite, Cascades Dental, Citrix, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Constant Contact, Cunningham Security, Freedom Debt Relief, Girl Scouts, Goodwill Industries, Hadeed Carpet, JCPenney, Legal Zoom, Matrix Direct, Netflix, Norway Savings Bank, Philadelphia Orchestra, PolyCom, Portland Ovations, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Regal Assets, Reputation Rhino, RSVP Discount Beverage, Sears, Sensa, Service Magic, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Tax Resolution, Thompson Creek Windows and Vitacost.

The rock group Rush has also asked Limbaugh’s show to stop using its music on the air, according to media producer Bob Cesca. “The use of Rush’s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show,” an attorney for the band said in a letter to the radio show, as Cesca reported. “Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so.” However, some companies have decided the time is right for them to pick up new ad space. Moral, upstanding companies SeekingArrangement.com and Ashley Madison have bought ad space, which help arrange a sugar daddy dating service and extra marital affairs. And he's calling Sandra Fluke a slut? Pot, kettle, black, tub of lard. I can't imagine your core audience is going to like these new ads but Republicans have been a secretly freaky bunch so who knows.

Premiere Networks, which syndicates Limbaugh's show had this to say: “Premiere Networks is committed to providing its listeners with access to a broad range of opinion and commentary without condoning or agreeing with the opinions, comments or attempts at humor expressed by on-air talent. We respect the right of Mr. Limbaugh, as well as the rights of those who disagree with him, to express those opinions.” The statement continued, “The contraception debate is one that sparks strong emotion and opinions on both sides of the issue. Last week, in an attempt at absurdist humor to illustrate his political point, Mr. Limbaugh used words that unfortunately distracted from the message he was trying to convey. We believe he did the right thing on Saturday, and again on his radio show on Monday, by expressing regret for his choice of words and offering his sincere and heartfelt apology to Ms. Fluke.”

In other words "our cash cow has cried crocodile tears and isn't that good enough." NO, IT ISN'T. Don Imus was fired for his ill-advised "nappy headed hos statement," and that was blown a little out of proportion. Limbaugh calling a woman testifying in front of Congress a "slut" and a "prostitute" because she wants insurance companies to cover birth control is outlandish. Why? Because without that subsidy, it is impossible to afford. And I don't know where the GOPers get that their tax dollars are being used but even if they are you don't get to say where your taxes are used. If I could I wouldn't be supporting these endless wars that never get won as well as any funding for any project ever proposed by Joe Lieberman. But we can't and neither do you. Stop your whining and get back into your hole, Republicans. I can't stand to listen to it anymore.

By the way, Obama was born in this country, there is no evidence whatsoever that a second term means he will be going after your guns (which you also said the first time he ran and so far nothing), and that gas prices have anything to do with his policies. If anything, he's keeping them lower by wisely making sure an attack on Iran is absolutely necessary. I honestly think we will have to at some point but I also agree with the President that now is not the time yet. But that clock is ticking and if we had some hot headed moron like Gingrich in there, the world would already be on fire. Make sure you realized that when you vote in November. Romney showed he will bow down to GOP interests when he backtracked like his ass was on fire over the Blunt amendment and contraception. Obama may have to be voted for again, only because of the devil you know adage. A GOP controlled government was tried once to disastrous results. Maybe it's time to give the democrats a chance. And before anyone spouts off that they had a majority briefly in 2009, they never had a super majority now needed to get any vote through. If the GOP continues their descent into madness, we might get just that