VOTE NOVEMBER 4TH FOR DEMOCRACY OR DISASTER!

October 21st, 2014

President Barrack Obama will be remembered in history as the first American President able to provide a form of universal medical care for America’s People.

The Current Republican Congress will be remembered in history for shutting down the United States Government, something that foreign terrorists have never been able to do.

Voters can rely on history; sometimes candidates lie.

Whatever you do, vote Nov. 4. And vote based on the candidates historical records; the 2014 election is an election for or against democracy and whether or not the American People will retain the Power of the ballot and their liberty.

CHRISTIANITY IS A MAN’S WORLD!

October 20th, 2014

Today, I read, “A new report shows that Catholic sisters in the U.S. face a more serious challenge to their existence than the Vatican-led investigation of the American nuns: A rapidly aging membership and a decline in vocations that afflicts even the most traditional orders.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/14/us-nuns-decline_n_5982888.html?cps=gravity

Christianity is man’s world; it was invented by men, for men, and men rule!

“Wives submit to your husbands!”

Not!

THANK YOU FOR TRYING PRESIDENT OBAMA; BUT AMERICA IS SINKING INTO THE MIRE OF PLUTOCRATIC NEOCON REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRACY AND THE CITIZEN’S POWER OF THE BALLOT IS LOST.

October 19th, 2014

This morning I read, “I am absolutely confident that we can prevent a serious outbreak here in the United States, and we can continue to lead the world in this urgent effort.” —President Obama on Ebola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?awesm=ofa.bo_q1Hw&v=7u08u8GA_rg

I want to compliment President Obama, for helping America catch up with the rest of the world in regard to universal health care and eliminating the military discrimination against gay and lesbian soldiers but it was ‘catching up’ with the rest of the civilized world.

America still lags behind the Civilized World in ‘Bullet Trains’ and public transportation and 20% of America’s children live in poverty making America next to LAST in children living in poverty among Western Civilized Nations, and the Republican Congress voted to cut food stamps for the poor and approve of subsidies to oil.

The only thing that I see America leads the world in doing, is to wage aggressive wars against 3rd World nations for the benefit of the PNAC Republicans and Corporate America’s foreign investments.

Though I am proud of your efforts Mr. President, however, I no longer have pride in the United States of America and can no longer make excuses for the home of the free and the brave.

Plutocrats and Neocon Republicans rule in America; the President is helpless.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS ARE A POLITICAL CRISIS FOR THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC; THIS IS A CALL TO THE POLLS FOR AMERICAN PATRIOTS!

October 18th, 2014

Currently, the Grand Old Republican Party is being held captive by extremists who would eliminate democracy in America and basically those Republicans are making ISIS and Ebola American tragedies, into political issues, instead of joining President Obama in doing something about it, just as the Neocon PNAC Republicans used the 9/11 heinous terrorist attack, for political purposes and their aggressive war against Iraq. Americans should never forget!

Some issues are just not political issues, but Republicans just don’t give a damn; Republicans consider American tragedies as their gifts from their God to be used for their political benefit.

President-Day Republican candidates can only be described as unbelievably ignorant of the facts, extremist, and concerned only with power, control, and winning by converting American tragedy to victory in elections; they are using voting corruption, suppressing of the votes of the majority, and eliminating the power of the ballot of the People for their own benefit.

The Neocon Republicans have done to America, what foreign terrorists failed to do, Republicans actually shut down the American democratic Government, October 1 through 16, 2013, for their political benefit. Shame!

My only hope is that the American People have caught on in 2014. Unfortunately, wealthy Corporate American controlled news media have distorted the truth through lies and misinformation, using their Constitutional Freedom of the Press, which allows them to lie and misinform with impunity.

Americans are only made aware, when they realize that they are the victims.

Everyone who loves the American democratic Republic should assume the responsibility of every loyal citizen and vote in 2014, and save democracy in America.

If Americans are not united as a People in voting in the 2014 Midterm Elections, they will lose the power of the ballot to the plutocratic Neocon Republican oligarchs, and the minority, who threaten our democracy.

It is imperative that everyone vote on Nov. 4, 2014 and take every precaution that your vote is actually counted; and don’t forget that a vote not cast, is a vote for the opposition.

THE UNITED STATES’ MINIMUM WAGE LAW: HOW MUCH MONEY IS AN HOUR OUT OF YOUR LIFE WORTH? IS AN HOUR OUT OF YOUR LIFE WORTH THE MINIMUM WAGE?

October 17th, 2014

About America’s minimum wage, if you ask me, it is absolutely shameful how little some employers are willing to pay me, as an employee, for buying one hour out of my life. Personally, I actually put a lot of value on one hour of my life, or on 40 hours of my life, or on 40 years of my life! However, it is obvious that employers who pay minimum wages do not place much value on an hour of my life, or any one else’s!

So, I ask myself in disbelief, is the value of one hour of my life, really worth only the amount of America’s minimum wage?

My first job was a job at relative ‘hard labor’ at times, and doing a “man’s job”; the year was 1944, and I was 14 years old. A relative had recommended me. At the time, I was attending school and I worked daily during the summer school vacation and week-ends during the school year for about four years at that same job.

Really, I am unaware of whether or not there was a minimum wage at the time I took my first job, or a minimum age to work, for that matter. My boss agreed to pay me twenty-five cents an hour (no social Security or benefits) and at age fourteen, I had no other real alternatives; I considered myself fortunate to have a regular, dependable income. Until now, age fourteen, I had never had loose change to carry in my pocket.

Most days that I worked on my first job, I worked much more than eight hour days, usually about ten hours or more, but I was paid regular hourly pay for every hour worked (no overtime rates). One day, because of circumstances, my boss asked me to work for an extended time beyond the work day and I agreed; we worked for Twenty-six hours and I was paid for twenty-six hours that day. It caused me to wonder how I could get paid for working twenty-six hours in a twenty-four hour day.

After my first few weeks, my boss raised my pay to thirty-five cents an hour without my asking for a raise. It pleased me that he was satisfied with my work; I have always taken pride in my work, whatever it was.

My pay remained thirty-five cents an hour for the next four years, until I graduated from school and took a job at labor in an industrial plant for one dollar and twenty-five cents an hour.

Of course, my first job was during wartime (WWII), and America and my family were just emerging from the Great Depression. At age fourteen, I was just lucky to have a job.

As an employee, I liked my boss. The boss treated me well, he treated me fair, and he taught me everything he knew about ‘our’ business; I could do anything he could do and, I took pride in ‘our’ business.

Many years later, after my boss and I were both long retired, he told a mutual friend that he would like to see me once again, sometime. And so, one day I went to visit him. We exchanged pleasantries and then he looked me straight in the eye and he told me in all sincerity, “You are the best employee I ever had.” At that time he became more than my boss, to me; there are not many employers of that caliber.

That statement by my first employer meant more to me than the certificate I received after spending a lifetime as a public school teacher; Carl’s words were more sincere than my official certificate of retirement as a school teacher, though I consider myself an excellent teacher, from the student’s perspective. Some of my employers were not appreciative at all, of my work as a teacher. In reality, I did admire many of my employers, as a school teacher, it is just that I had more than my share of unappreciative employers.

Of the various employers that I had as a ‘professional’ teacher and as a laborer, none of them ever really matched my admiration for Carl, my first employer.

A lot has been said over the years about teacher’s salaries. In my life as a school teacher, I never really knew whether or not I was receiving the minimum hourly wage.

Contract teachers are not paid by the hour, they are paid by the year; and, the school year is ten months long and teachers are on call, by their contract, twenty-four hours a day during that 10 month period. At the beginning of every school year, I was reminded of that by my employer. Research shows that a teacher puts in an average of sixty hours of work per week.

For a while, I actually kept track of hours that I spent working on my job as a teacher and I realized that sixty hours a week was a conservative minimum number for me. My hours worked as a teacher added up to more than the hours I would have worked in a year if I worked a 40 hour week all year long.

Why is it that the People who talk about the “American Dream” are always employers, and they are never employees?
Today, I am long retired; and looking back, I discovered that I was an employee for my entire life.

Even though at times, I had the responsibility of hiring other employees, I was myself still an employee. And as an employee, I have tried often to remember if I ever had the “American Dream”; I don’t think I ever did. And, if I would have had an American Dream, I’m not sure what it would have been.

Mendel the monk was once hoeing his peas, and he was asked, “If you knew that tomorrow you were going to die, what would you be doing today.”

“I would be continuing to hoe my peas,” Mendel replied.

Mendel was not employed to hoe peas; instead, his peas were what Mendel was known for and Mendel’s peas were obviously Mendel’s “American Dream” (though he wasn’t an American).

But I just can’t help but wonder what it would cost to buy an hour of Mendel’s time with his peas; would he accept a minimum wage?

Personally, I have always enjoyed life, every moment of it; and I have tried never to waste a minute of it. My life has never been a dream; my life has always been precious reality time.

Probably, I never wanted to waste any time dreaming because I just love life; an hour of life is very precious to me.

An hour of my life is worth more than America’s minimum wage. But it was bought for twenty-five cents an hour, at one time.

NOTE: “Economic Policy Institute’s report found that if the minimum wage were boosted from its current level of $7.25 per
hour to $10.10, as proposed by the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2014, more than 1.7 million Americans would no longer have to rely on public assistance programs. This would produce $7.6 billion per year or more in savings for the federal government, according to the study”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/minimum-wage-public-assis_n_5992458.html

This means that people working for the minimum wage today, are subsidizing Corporate America that is statistically enjoying all time record high profits.

STOP THE EBOLA PANDEMIC IN AMERICA, TODAY!

October 17th, 2014

My fellow Americans, today we are faced with grave concerns about an Ebola pandemic in our homeland.

We must take every precaution to protect the People of our American democratic Republic.

Therefore I beseech each and every one of you to join with me, in contacting President Obama and asking him to take whatever Executive action necessary, to prohibit any air travel, to or from the State of Texas!

NOVEMBER 4TH IS EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT DO OR DIE TIME FOR REPUBLICAN VOTERS!

October 16th, 2014

Today, this is what I read about, “There’s a fair amount of public anxiety about the Ebola virus, and it’s important to have U.S. officials communicating clearly and effectively with the public so Americans understand the nature of the problem. That might ordinarily be the job of the U.S. Surgeon General, but as of now, we don’t actually have one.

“As regular readers may recall, President Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy to the post nearly a year ago, and at first blush, this seemed like a no-brainer – Murthy is an impressive medical professional with sterling credentials. He’s an attending physician, an instructor, and a public-health advocate, so when Obama nominated him for the post, no one questioned his qualifications.

“But Murthy, like so many in his field, also sees a connection between gun violence and public health, which meant Republicans and the NRA decided to destroy his nomination”: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/surgeon-general-nominee-tied-politics

America faces an Ebola crisis today.

If you as a voter are concerned, when you go to the polls November fourth remember that during this Ebola crisis America does not have a Surgeon General of the United States because Republicans and Red Dog Democrats tied to the NRA will not approve of President Obama’s appointment for political reasons.

If you are a Republican and you want to send a message to the Neocon Republican Party of today, vote straight Democrat just this once in your lifetime, on November 4, 2014. Your democracy as well as your health and quite possibly your very life, is at stake!

If you are a Democrat, just be sure you and your friends vote November 4, 2014 and be sure you know the Democratic candidates.

Your democracy and your health depend on it.

AMERICAN NOVEMBER ELECTIONS ARE GOING TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT AMERICA WILL REMAIN A DEMOCRACY OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE

October 16th, 2014

Unfortunately, the Grand Old Party of Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt has been taken over by wealthy contributors who agree with the John Birch Society ideology: John Birch Society Blue Book, p.124 ” . . . democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our founding fathers . . .visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government.”

Today, the Republican Party has become nothing less than a Front Group for the John Birch Society and their ideology. This is evident in the Republican efforts to suppress voters from voting, eliminating public schools and privatizing education, and eliminating the labor unions of the working middle class ad poor.

Campaign ads supporting Republican Candidates are distorting the character of opponents using devious John Birch Society methods; John Birch Society Blue Book, “…we should start shocking the American People. Let’s make what we are talking about a little clearer by illustration. There is the head of one of the great educational institutions… whom at least some of us believe to be a Communist. I doubt if we could prove it on him. But—with just… the proper amount of careful research . . . I believe we could get all the material for quite a shock. . . . we would run in the magazine an article consisting of questions to this man, which would be devastating in their implications. The question technique, when skillfully used in this way, is mean and dirty. But the Communists we are after are meaner and dirtier, and too slippery to put your fingers on them in the ordinary way.” pp. 73-4. “…we would have to be prepared from the beginning for a lot smearing…and possibly also, no matter how carefully the job was done, for a lot of nuisance libel suits. . . . But it is to be remembered that libel suits also give added publicity to the charges, which is one thing we would be seeking and which the Left would be most anxious to avoid.” p. 79

Daily, we see Neocon Republicans like Rep. Darrell Issa, Governor Walker, Mitch McConnel, and the like asking the duly elected President Obama, “When did you stop beating your wife?” type of questions.

And the Corporate American owned, operated, controlled, and censored news media in America acts as the propaganda machine for the Republican Party. Americans look at Faux News and recognize the obvious, but they don’t seem to realize that all major news media in America are totally controlled by a very few people, who are Corporate American conglomerates, and Corporate America definitely does not cater to working Middle Class and poor Americans, or their Labor Unions (the only voice of working Middle Class and poor), or the Public Schools of the working Middle Class and poor.

Americans do not seem to realize that the US Constitutional “Freedom of the Press” (three words in the First Amendment, “…and the Press”), was written in 1787, when news media consisted only of home town newspapers and were in mos cases, private businesses owned by one individual home town citizen.

If our American forefathers were alive today and saw today’s American News media, they would definitely reconsider the wording of the First Amendment.

News reporters, report the news and report it accurately; however the American Public sees and hears only what the news media editors want them to believe. All American news is edited! It is, who edits the news and why, that is most important for voters to know. Always question the veracity of the news.

First Amendment, “Freedom of the Press”, gives the US News Media the freedom to lie and misinform the American People, with impunity! And, that is exactly what the American news media does.

The Neocon Republican majority controlled US Supreme Court’s “Citizens United Decision”, in 2010, provided for the buying of America; “Citizens United” declared that American election laws providing for democratic elections and protecting American Voters “Power of the Ballot”, was unconstitutional.

The wealthiest 2% of Americans have almost taken full control of America. They have bought, own, and now control the Neocon Republican US Supreme Court majority and the Neocon Republican majority of the US House of Representatives.

The only reason the wealthiest Americans did not succeed in ‘buying’ the Presidency in 2012, was because President Obama had already been elected in 2008 and President Obama controlled the “bully pulpit” of the Presidency; his record spoke for itself, he represented himself, and the voters voted for what they already knew and wanted despite President Obaama being castigated in expensive ads paid for by American’s Wealthiest. But Congress and State governments fell to Neocon Republican candidates supported by Corporate wealth.

Midterm Elections in November 2014, are going to determine whether or not the United States of America will continue to be a democracy. It will determine if the American voters realize that this is their last chance to salvage their democratic Republic and retain the People’s power of the ballot. This is the hour for American democracy to be reaffirmed, or lost.

If the American People will just suddenly realize that their democracy is being taken from them by wealthy ideologists opposed to democracy and the Power of the People, they will have to vote in November, and they will have to vote for the candidates who truly believe in democracy and the rule by the majority (which in America is the working Middle Class and Poor).

Further, Americans who love democracy, have to realize that if they do not vote at all, they are actually casting a vote for candidates opposed to democracy and a government by the People, of the People, and for the People. If a voter does not vote, it means one less vote for that candidate who cherishes American democracy.

When voters consider neither of the two candidates, to their liking and then they do not vote for the least offensive candidate, they are actually casting a vote for the most offensive candidate.

To save democracy in 2012, every qualified voter will have to vote for our American democracy of, by, and for the People.

SEX, CHRISTAINS, CANON LAW, AND A “HOLY HOW TO DO IT”

October 14th, 2014

Today, I read about, “In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer” and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/13/catholic-church-gays-_n_5976134.html

And I was really interested in the subject; however, lot was left unsaid.

Personally, I do not remember ever reading in the Christian Bible that Christians must exclusively use a Christian penis in a Christian vagina to address their respective reaction to their Christian God given sex drive; furthermore, where does the Christian Bible say whether or not the two Christians need to be lying or standing, must the two be Christian face to Christian face, and/or must the two Christians be only in a ‘Christian missionary position’? Just how does the Christian God do it Himself or Herself, and with Whom?

Actually, I don’t ever remember the Christian Holy Bible using the word penis or vagina!

As far as I know, the Bible doesn’t really tell you all these specifics; is the Christian God really inarticulate? Why isn’t the Christian God more specific?

However as far as I am concerned, the really big question for the Christian God and the Christian Pope (and I really like this Francis Pope) is, just what in the hell are intersex individuals (hermaphrodites) supposed to do about sex, do it alone? And why doesn’t the Christian God and Bible address the whole issue of intersex Christians? Just what in the name of God, did the Christian God have in mind when he created one out of every thousand babies or fifteen hundred babies born to be intersex Christians? This is really a crucial issue in terms of Christian sex, for me.

Frankly, I already know all the answers; I went directly to the Christian God, a long time ago, and I bypassed the asexual Christian Pope. It’s easy! I suggest others do the same. God is good!

AMERICA, HISTORY, ISIS, IRAQ, STUPIDITY, AND NOT KNOWING WHEN TO STOP HITTING YOURSELF IN THE HEAD WITH A HAMMER!

October 13th, 2014

Today, I am reading about the ISIS war in Iraq, how the Iraqis cannot or will not effectively resist, and how the Iraqi people may soon fall under the rule of another ruthless ISIS dictator, much like Saddam. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/11/isis-battles-iraqi-forces_n_5970908.html

Personally, I lived in Europe when the Second Iraq War began in 2003, and I have some insight that the American People are not privy to; there is much that Americans just do not know. I want to share, whether you want me to share or not.

You can’t fight history! When Ole W. Bush and his PNAC Administration were starting up their plan to invade Iraq, various People of Iraq came on European Television to plead with America, NOT to invade Iraq and NOT to depose Saddam, whom they didn’t like. But, the Iraqi people maintained that Saddam’s brutality and being secular, protected the people from religious civil war and strife, and Saddam had maintain civil order no matter how brutal his device.

The Iraqi People on TV accurately predicted that if Saddam were deposed, Iraq would erupt into the greatest bloody civil conflict ever witnessed on earth.

The American People never saw those TV broadcasts by the Iraqi people, because American correspondents had been driven out of Iraq by Saddam and American TV never broadcast it; also, Corporate America (a part of the military industrial complex) and their corporate conglomerates own, operate, control, and censor all media news in America. Note also that the US News media has the Constitutional Right of the “Freedom of the Press”, to lie and misinform and it is obvious that they do. This is simply historic fact.

So, I personally saw the Iraqi people pleading the USA not to invade, on European TV, reported by European correspondents who are reliable valid sources.

Today, at this particular time in history, it would appear that the Iraqi people (and their army) are sick of these bloody civil, religious wars in Iraq and would welcome back a brutal dictatorial government (Like ISIS?), which is the only kind of government they have known. In all probability, Iraqis see this as the only possible way for them to know peace and tranquility, nothing else has worked.

All that present living Iraqis have ever known is Saddam’s dictatorial rule in Iraq, and before Saddam it was British dictatorial rule in Iraq. That is history.

What hath the PNAC Republicans and W. Bush wrought? An American created calamity; and the death and casualties of thousands of brave American GIs in a war for the benefit of Corporate American foreign investments. This is tragic American history.

Today, America’s invasion and war in Iraq, is PAST history. And, I personally cannot stand the sight of stupid American politicians pointing their fingers of blame at each other and running in circles; neither do I want to hear American Generals prophesy. It is time to face historic reality, dismiss the blame, and let the Iraqis suffer through the consequences on their own.

Today, it is the time for the Iraqis their self, to decide their fate, when to fight, and what is worth fighting for.

I’m sorry to be so brutally frank, but it is obvious that America cannot fix what America actually and historically broke with the American Desert Storm in 1991; America tried, using their super power, from 2001 to 2008 and America failed miserably. It was all about oil and American dominance and it is over!

Rest in Peace, my brave American GI’s and heroes, you fought a good fight! I Love You! I respect you! I honor today all of those of you who survived. God bless you!