April 23rd, 2014

Are you concerned about the American national debt? Worried about an unbalanced budget? Scared of depression or inflation?

If America is ever going to be fiscally sound, America must get all drug users out of prison!

Sorry, but America just cannot afford enough prisons for all of its drug users. It is a matter of mathematics, history, and fact.

in order to afford drugs, an American must be either independently wealthy or a producer, a worker, a creator, or the kind of person that produces products and services that society depends upon for progress and a high standard of living. While imprisoned for drug use, workers are not producing nor are they a consumer.

It is a fact that only workers produce; wealth alone does not and cannot create, produce, or provide services or products, only workers are productive.

All working drug users have one other common attribute that is essential to the success of the American economy; all drug users are also consumers. When consumers are in prison, they are not buying nor are they paying taxes; instead the tax payers are buying for them. Therein lies a big, big problem (it is an item that contributes heavily to deficits).

It would be interesting to know just how much American taxpayers have saved in the costs of prisons, because of those States that have legalized marijuana.

Soon, if illegal drug use continues to be a crime punishable by imprisonment, the only Americans that will be out of prison, will be the American 1% of plutocrats, who can afford shyster lawyers, neither of which contributes to production of goods or services; plutocrats do not produce anything and are totally dependent upon workers who can produce and are also consumers.

Almost all Americans partake of some kind of drug, like caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol that doctors tell people are not fit for human consumption, except when they are a drug that is prescribed for someone? The only difference between imprisoned drug users and everyone else, is that a Congress of jackasses in Washington have declared selected drugs to be “illegal” and the consumption is punishable by imprisonment.

Americans learned absolutely nothing by the adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment to their Constitution.

The United States of America has the highest percentage of its population, in the world, that is in prison; a large percentage are “drug users”. It is painful to have to admit that the American democracy has the highest percentage of criminals in the world among its population. Congratulations America!

If America does not soon find a way to eliminate imprisonment of drug users, America will go bankrupt building prisons. It is an established fact. Actually, that isn’t funny. Is it? No! This is a serious matter.


April 23rd, 2014

The United States of America was founded as a democratic Republic governed by law and not by logic, in spite of Robert Welch.

There is no American law that says, “you can legitimately kill someone”, instead, the law says “you cannot kill”, and if you do or before you do, you will suffer consequences in order to protect the People in American society.

Patrick Henry was a radical who believed in absolute freedom (Libertarian), without regard for the freedom of others, and to the contrary, the American Founders believed in democracy and limited freedom; the founders believed in freedom limited to the extent that no one individual has the freedom to deny the freedom of any other citizen.

The value of Patrick Henry to the American Revolution was that he was not pro-British, he was extremely anti-British.

The American Founders believed in “liberty” and “democracy”, and they would not approve the Constitution until the Bill of Rights (our guarantee of liberty) was approved, to protect the American Minority form the tyranny of the Majority who rules in a democracy.

There is no logic or ‘opinion’ involved; it is a matter of the law, the Constitution, and history. Where in the name of God did you “Tea Bag” people study U.S. History, from your John Birch Society?

John Birch Society Blue Book p.124 ” . . . democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our founding fathers . . .visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government.”

God save the American democratic Republic, from extremist of the Republican Party!


April 21st, 2014

In my lifetime, I have had to live through too much war, and I am exceedingly fortunate that I have not been personally required to suffer war right here in America myself, except for the heinous 911 attack by bin Laden.

So, let me explain how I feel about the Vietnam War; I opposed the war and opposed President Johnson who was responsible for it, because it was wrong, terribly wrong and would not have happened, in my mind, if President Kennedy had not been assassinate.

However, our American soldiers had nothing to do with the US invasion of Vietnam; that war was all for the benefit of Corporate America and the American Industrial-Military Complex.

When Vietnam veterans returned to America, though, I was terribly ashamed of Americans who did not respect our veteran soldiers and even mistreated them because of President Johnson’s waging a horrible war of aggression; I respected American soldiers of the Vietnam War then and I still do. Right is right and wrong is wrong!

Just recently, I got on an elevator with a man wearing a cap which identified him as a Vietnam Veteran; I thanked him for his service and he thanked me for thanking him. My eyes welled up as I left the elevator. I will never forget the past nor Vietnam. Right is right and wrong is wrong; you cannot judge one by the other.

More recently, I have 2 grandsons who served in combat in Afghanistan, they survived the war, and suffered consequences; I’m extremely proud of them and I told them so.

In 2001, I took an unpopular stand and I opposed the Afghan War because the Afghan People and the sovereign state of Afghanistan had nothing to do with the Saudi Terrorist bin Laden, nor nothing to do with bin Laden’s incentives for 911 (President Bush the First and his Desert Storm war was responsible for bin Laden’s incentive for 911; and, I opposed Papa Bush’s Desert Storm).

But, I am proud of my two grandsons who served in combat in Afghanistan; they were heroes who followed the orders of their Commander in Chief, President Bush the Second, who is guilty of waging war in violation of the International Law and torturing prisoners of war which is a crime against humanity.

Needless to say, I also opposed President Bush the Second, who waged his aggressive wars for the benefit of the Project for the New American Century and the Military-Industrial Complex. Right is right and wrong is wrong, and you cannot judge one by the other.

Sadly, I do not respect my America when it is obviously wrong and causes pain and death in the world; and no, I am not a pacifist! Right is right and wrong is wrong.


April 8th, 2014

The news in the New York Times today is, “Jeb Bush Outlines His Strategy, Should He Run” 4/7/14.

It was President Bush the First, that pardoned President Reagan and all the witnesses involved in the illegal Iran/Contra Scandal of America’s support for the Right Wing Nicaraguan dictatorship.

By pardoning the witnesses, Bush the First allowed the already convicted Col. North of the Iran/Contra Scandal to be freed on an Appeal because there were no viable witnesses to his crime of lying to Congress.

Today, Col. North is and remains an extremist right wing supporter of Bush Two and his PNAC Wars of Aggression, as a Fox TV News authority and weekly newspaper columnist.

And, of course, Bush the First was responsible for the unpopular “Desert Storm” and twisting the arm of King Saud for approval for allowing America to build a military base in Saudi Arabian Muslim Holy Land against the wishes of the Saudi People and Muslim clergy; this American military base was bin Laden’s incentive for perpetrating the heinous 911 terrorist attack on America; prior to that time, America had supported bin Laden against the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

To add insult to injury to injury, Bush the First appointed extremist Republican Justices to the Supreme Court who “selected” Bush the Second to be President of the United States in 2000 despite, a plurality American voters voting for Bush’s opponent, Gore.

Of course the 2000 election was decided by “unusual” voting in Florida, whose governor was the potential 2016 President Bush the Third (Jeb).

Hopefully, American voters will always remember the chaotic Reign of Bush the Second and his PNAC wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq, his violations of International Law including the torture of Prisoners of War, Gitmo, and Bush the Second’s American Religious “Crusade” resulting in the era of fanatic terrorism on both sides that America suffers from today.

For years to come, America will have a constant reminder of the Bush The Second Regime by caring for the many casualties of the Bush Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of aggression; don’t ever forget!

And, voters should never forget Bush the Second’s extremist Republican Supreme Court appointees that gave us the anti-democratic “Citizens United Decision” that allows plutocratic corporate interests to buy elections, buy government, and virtually eliminate the “Peoples power of the ballot”.

This of course, is all a matter of history; history cannot be changed and, we should never deny history.

Lest we ever forget, American democracy and the working Middle Class majority cannot afford “Bush the Third”. Democracy cannot compete with the wealth and US Supreme Court backing the extremist anti-democratic Republican Party and the Bush Dynasty.

The only way democracy can ever survive in America, will be for every single member of the working Middle Class majority voters in America, vote in spite of Republican voter suppression laws and huge campaign contributions by the wealthy, and vote against these Republican plutocratic oligarchs.


March 30th, 2014

Sam Walton’s family became 10 of the richest people in the USA by enslaving workers at minimum wage, part time employment, and no benefits.

That is a prime example of “filthy rich”. Is that really the “American Dream”?

There are 2 kinds of capitalism. One is giving an individual the Right to prosper from his own ingenuity and inventiveness; and, the other is “predatory” capitalism to prosper at the brutal expense of the desperate and make profit by denying quality services and products to the consumer in a laissez-faire society.

Unfortunately American capitalism has become the latter.

God weeps for America! Raising the minimum wage is currently a very small step toward achieving some form of capitalistic righteousness in America!


March 28th, 2014

“The Koch Industries subsidiary holds leases on 1.1 million acres — an area nearly the size of Delaware — in the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, according to an activist group that studied Alberta provincial records. The Post confirmed the group’s findings with Alberta Energy, the provincial government’s ministry of energy. Separately, industry sources familiar with oil sands leases said Koch’s lease holdings could be closer to two million acres.The company with the next biggest collection of oil sands leases is Conoco Phillips.”


March 28th, 2014

Today’s news is the buying of a Reublican President of the USA for 2016, by virtue of the US Supreme Court’s “Citizens United Decision”, that made the US statutory election laws unconstitutional.

“Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson is the main attraction for White House hopefuls as the Republican Jewish Coalition begins its annual “spring leadership meeting” Thursday along the city’s storied strip, the site of Adelson’s Venetian resort hotel and casino.”
“Adelson gave the pro-Romney super PAC $15 million in four months before the last presidential election.”
“Adelson is considered one of the 10 richest people in the world, with a net worth exceeding $40 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.”

It is indeed difficult, for those who love America, democracy, and the US Constitution to see the American majority, the working Middle Class, lose their “Power of the Ballot” in America. But that is exactly what the five extremist Republican Supreme Court Justices wrought for America, in the Court’s “Citizens United” decision.

“Citizens United” struck down election statutes enacted to prevent ‘buying of elections’, that was enacted by a bipartisan Congress. The issue today, is obviously not bipartisan.

In 2010, the Republican Party extremists were able to buy State Governors and State Legislators elections and to Gerrymander Congressional districts to virtually take over America by the Republican minority; in 2012, extremist Republicans bought and maintained control of State Governments but failed to buy the Presidency. Republicans are still outraged that they failed to buy the Presidency, despite spending millions in the most expensive Presidential election ever.

With wealthy Corporate America controlling the media and publicity, the huge political contributions by the wealthiest Americans to Republican candidates, and Republican “Voter Suppression Laws”, the Midterm elections in 2014 and the Presidential Elections of 2016 are going to be decisive in determining if the American democracy will survive; without democratic elections, democracy cannot exist in the United States of America.

America is well on its way to becoming a “Plutocratic Oligarchy” casting out democracy and the U.S. Constitutional government “Of the People, By the People, and For the People”.

The Adelson article is the most important news of the day.


March 23rd, 2014

Today, I read in the news about “Concern that too many Preschoolers, were being suspended from school and too many of the suspended were Black children”.

The big question in my mind is “why” were preschoolers suspended, how did preschoolers behave that caused them to be suspended; were the preschoolers behaving like their teachers and yelling at someone and making demands? Hmmmm? There is an obvious easy solution for that!


March 21st, 2014

Today I reacted to a post on my face book about proposed Georgia gun laws; God and guns are all that’s important and Georgians (and Americans) should be allowed to carry guns anywhere, including carrying guns in church:

Here is my comment for all it’s worth:
Is America a “Kill or Be Killed”, purported “civilization”? Kill, kill, kill and hate, hate, hate, for Divine Guidance! Jesus is good and carries an AK-47!

The Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt carry an AK-47”! Hallelujah!

The Biggest Guns can replace divorce in America, settle contract dispute, or determine disagreement about the Immaculate Conception! Vote “Gun Republican”! God bless Spiral Agnew!

What is the real America all about; what ever happened to Jefferson, Franklin, and Washington? What ever happened to American democracy? Whatever happened to Adam and Eve and the Good Samaritan?

What the hell happened to my America; where have all the flowers gone?


March 19th, 2014

A news item today started me thinking; that is always dangerous, of course.

As for me, I was born into the Great Depression and grew up knowing that I was poor and frankly I never worried about losing my social status; my parents worried about feeding us kids, but really I never gave wealth much thought. That’s the way I grew up.

My father was so proud of me being the first of our family to have a college education. Then, he freaked out when I told him my plan was to teach school. I will never forget his reaction, “Why would you choose to teach public school,” he exclaimed, “I am a common laborer, and I earn more money than teachers do?”

But, I could not identify with my father’s dreams for me; I never had a savings in my life and while attending a private university to become a teacher, my tuition was a day to day question for me who worked all night to attend the university in the daylight.

My only purpose for my life’s ambition was to allow kids to attend public school without having the “bad” experiences that I encountered from some sadistic public school teachers who chose to teach school for some terrible, ridiculous reason. Admittedly, this was not totally rational thinking on my part, based on American values represented in today’s American society.

Now, I am a long retired school teacher; I pay my rent and have enough of my pension left to buy food. Seemingly, I have no worries. I’m a very lucky person but I am not a wealthy person; all my life, I paid Social Security and paid for a teacher’s pension. I presumed that I had paid my dues!

Today, I appreciate not having to go to work; but I miss those wonderful kids and sometimes I wish I could afford to pay the school to let me teach. I can’t afford it.

So this is in the news today:
“Ben White and Maggie Haberman report this morning that the political winds seem to have shifted lately in the One Percenters’ direction. Whereas a few months ago, economic populism looked like it’d give Democrats a boost in 2014, and polls showed strong public support for addressing economic inequality, Wall Street and its allies are feeling more confident.

“In two-dozen interviews, the denizens of Wall Street and wealthy precincts around the nation said they are still plenty worried about the shift in tone toward top earners and the popularity of class-based appeals…. But wealthy Republicans – who were having a collective meltdown just two months ago – also say they see signs that the political zeitgeist may be shifting back their way and hope the trend continues.

“I hope it’s not working,” Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot and major GOP donor, said of populist political appeals. “Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don’t survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.”

This all caused me to wonder, does the Christian Church have a Holy Day where all God fearing Christians spend a day praying for the rich to overcome the threat of the poor to their wealth?