Archive for February, 2012


Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Based on a dictionary definition of conservative, the Republican contenders for the nomination to the Presidency in 2012, in their entirety, are radical anti-democracy, anti-public-school, and anti-labor-union John Birch Society plutocratic oligarchy advocates trying to hide under a label of “conservative”; they are NOT conservative.
The Dictionary definition of conservative is: “Disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions; moderate, cautious.”
None of the Republican candidates qualify as conservative, compassionate, or patriotic which are ideals that American voters want to see in their President.
A majority of American voters would never elect one of these current Republican contenders to the Presidency, but the fear is that the US Supreme Court might “select” one, like W Bush in 2000, or one might be “elected” with Republican produced Diebold voting machines as W. Bush, a fellow traveler of today’s candidates, was in 2004.

Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus.  Aughhhhhh!

From the standpoint of the liberal democrats, President Obama appears to be the only true conservative candidate running for the Presidency, based on the Dictionary definition; conservative and liberal voters have no alternative but to vote for President Obama again in 2012.


Monday, February 27th, 2012

“If Christ rode into town on a donkey again instead of a fully armored HumVee these so called Christians would call him a dirty hippie and nail him back to the cross.”  Gomez Adddams


Saturday, February 25th, 2012

When I was teaching high school history and government, 40 years ago, one of the most important things I tried to teach my students, was how to decide what part of the media was reliable and true and what part of the media was misleading and partisan.  This is not an easy task and there are no easy answers.  Of course, most people believe what they want to believe and choose media that they know from experience will tell them what they want to hear.

It is also difficult to convince people that they should listen carefully to the enemy so they can be more assured that their own opinion is valid.

It is essential to remember that until news is considered in retrospect, it can only be considered opinion.  Only after you have lived a few years searching for truth, do you understand that when news first breaks, it is questionable until it becomes fact and proven by time; of course, some people never accept the fact that breaking news is first, fiction.  This has been proven by polls who indicate masses of people still believe breaking news, years after it was subsequently proven to be untrue; untrue news is most often proven by time to be false.

This biggest problem in learning which sources of news are reliable, is that it is necessary to do a lot of reading daily that a normal working class person (a majority of the public) do not really have time to do it spite of technology and today’s available internet resources.

Quite by accident I have discovered a sort of godsend, a website that is admittedly partisan but of great value to any partisan or independent reader.

A friend of mine edits and compiles a collection of political articles from the web that he considers valuable and of interest to the members of the Democratic Party; consequently, these items are often items about leaders of the opposition Republican Party.  He then publishes his findings on his own website for member of the Democratic Party; the site is Direct eZine for Democrats, at:  To receive this source by email periodically, you can get a FREE subscription by: “To subscribe to this free eZine email with ‘subscribe’ as the subject.”

The great thing about Direct is that it contains direct quotes and THE SOURCE.

As indicated previously, this is a partisan Democratic Party news source; Republican readers should read it and consider it, “knowing the enemy” and Independents should consider it a partisan source, which it is.

As a teacher, I recommend everyone read it for themselves and make their own decisions.

Knowing time is short for people to read on their own, with permission, I am including a few random picked samples of Direct here, all direct quotes:

ON THE RECORD: “If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age. There is no one else to go after other than the United States and that has been the case now for almost two hundred years, once America’s preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers.” — Santorum suggestion that Satan is systematically destroying America 2.16.12

The DAILY GRILL: The Obama administration treated Abdulmutallab “as if he had robbed a convenience store” and that CNN’s Larry King “has interrogated people longer and better” than the FBI. — Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2010; VERSUS: A federal judge sentenced so-called underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to four life terms in prison plus 60 years for his attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit more than two years ago.. — Wall Street Journal 2.17.12.

LATE NIGHT JOKES FOR DEMS: “A group of Democratic fundraisers is offering a dinner with the president for $35,000. Unfortunately, the only person in America who can afford it is Mitt Romney.” –Conan O’Brian.  End of quotes

So, readers of Direct are assured from the start that the blog is partisan Democratic.  With that in mind they can make up their own minds.  As for the regular media, newspapers and TV, readers can be sure that they are also partisan to Corporate America and censored accordingly.

In the year 2000, I moved to Switzerland where I live for 5 years.  What I discovered then while looking at America from the outside looking in, was that news in all American media was entirely different from foreign media; some TV news videos shown in Europe were not ever shown on American TV.

It was then that I discovered that American media was in business to make profits and not to enlighten the public; I also discovered that American media made profits from advertising and NOT from selling newspapers or TV programs.

News reported in America, not surprisingly, was news Corporate Advertisers wanted Americans to see, hear, or read; American news media is absolutely censored.  To quote one renown reporter who acknowledged that he did not recognize the news when he read it in the newspaper, “I report the news but the editor edits it.”

Today, Americans can get news on the internet and know that it is not censored by Corporate America NOR ANYONE ELSE, and they can be sure that anything read, seen, or heard on the internet is DEFINITELY BIASED BY THE SOURCE; that is an internet truism.

The internet is what it is and can be good or bad; however anyone using the Internet MUST realize, EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS BIASED, INCLUDING THIS PRESUMED UNBIASED BLOG POST  (forgive me).

Needless to say that being a teacher, this post was written as a lesson about having caution about what news you get from the media; there are no absolute guarantees that you actually know what is going on in the world.

Feel free to subject this post to the divine test.


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

The headlines today read, “Franklin Graham Calls Obama’s Religious Beliefs Into Question”.

I would like to make it perfectly clear that I have no question about Franklin Graham’s religious beliefs and am convinced that Graham is an evil theocratic jackass that does not conform in any way to my concept of the teachings of Jesus Christ; Graham is totally lacking in the compassion of Jesus Christ for any living thing that does not conform to Graham’s beliefs.

I do not hate Franklin Graham, I have compassion for him; “Love your enemies.”

On the other hand, I have seen that President Obama has been a member of one of America’s oldest churches, The Congregati­onal Church, now called the Church of Christ, and has not exhibited any hatred for hate mongering Republican­s, Franklin Graham, members of the Muslim faith, Afghanistan, Iraqis,  nor Iranians; President Obama opposes torture of any kind, has militarily defended America by having its enemy, Osoma bin Laden, apprehende­d and consequent­ly killed, and my President disposed of Osama bin Laden’s body in accordance to bin Laden’s Muslim religious beliefs, thus assuring the world that the President and his America does not consider war against bin Laden and Afghanista­n a “RELIGIOUS WAR” against Muslims.

President Obama and Franklin Graham have exhibited totally opposite religious philosophy­.

Graham’s hatred and hateful remarks are not news, his remarks hardly qualifies as news, and his remarks do not represent positive news for American Christians­.

Many are the sins committed in the name of Jesus Christ and some Americans like Franklin Graham.


Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. evidently are having a Civil War, pointing fingers at each other and trying to appear innocent of blatant corruption, bribing government officials and illegally tapping phones of news figures.  Huffington Post, “News Corp. Civil War Shows No Sign Of Ending: Company Gives Anonymous Sources To Police”:

It would be interestin­g to know, how a corrupt political extremist like Australia’­s Rupert Murdoch got American, naturalize­d citizenshi­p in 1991 for the sole purpose of owning Faux News, when many fine, hard working Mexican citizens who wanted citizenshi­p were summarily denied that status.

The President at the time Murdoch was made a citizen, was Republican President Papa Bush, whose son “W” was investigat­ed (while Papa was the sitting President) for insider trading of a corporatio­n where “W” sat on the board of directors; “W” was never charged nor prosecuted nor was the investigat­ion results ever made public.  Of course, “W” later became the Weapons-of-Mass-Destruction President of the United States after being selected President by 5 Justices of the Supreme Court in 2000; a majority of Americans voted against “W”.

Many of those same Republican­s in office at the time of Papa Bush, later impeached Democratic President Clinton for having consenting oral sex with an intern (with evidence obtained by illegally taping an unknowing witness).

American politics are great! You have to love the Republican sense of values; Watergate, Iran-Cont­ra, The Persian Gulf Oil Wars, and Weapons of Mass Destructio­n.

All of this is really great material for teachers of history and government in the public schools; it is no wonder that the John Birch Society Republican­s in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, etc. want to eliminate public schools and privatize education where they can control what is being taught.

Sadly, the great Grand Old Party of Presidents Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt has become the extremist John Birch Society Republican Party of today, with their very own Republican Faux News Network, and News Corps esteemed leader Rupert Murdock.

Holy crap!


Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Interesting news today, American Right Wing-Nut Extremists in their CPAC convention are trying to get young members to become journalists to offset what they refer to as the “Liberal Media”.  See, “Conservatives at CPAC Search For The Right’s Woodward And Bernstein”, Huffington Post, at

Face it, Conservati­ves at CPAC are not really conservati­ves at all; instead they are John Birch Society extremists who would eliminate democracy, labor unions, and public schools from America because they are socialisti­c.

Dictionary definition of conservati­ve: “Disposed to maintain existing views, conditions­, or institutio­ns; moderate, cautious.”

No one connected with CPAC meets this descriptio­n of conservative.
CPAC would really like to encourage young members to become Journalist­s, like Sean Hannity and Glen Beck of Faux News, to get American Society to conform to their extremist concepts of an oligarchic and plutocrati­c United States of America instead of its present form, a democratic Republic.

Beck and Limbaugh became millionaires as “journalists”, were never educated beyond a high school diploma, and never bothered to find and report “facts and stuff”.  They are perfect poster children for John Birch Society ideology “journalists”.

That is what good old American capitalistic media is all about; American media are in business to make profits not enlighten the people; media profits come from corporate advertising and the news has to meet the satisfaction of the advertisers, Corporate America.

American news is totally censored by the media to meet the approval of its advertisers.  That is the capitalistic way; buy the news for more profits.

In other countries the newspapers and television have to sell their products; in America, profits are solely from advertising and the media can give you newspapers and television for free and make even greater profits because of greater subscribers.  As a consequence,  Americans are “dumbed-down” by the American media.  Americans need to go to the foreign press to discover what is going on; other countries news media is much more reliable and less biased than media in America.

America’s Constitutional Freedom of the Press is not a freedom for the people it is a freedom for the Media, like Faux News, Beck, and Limbaugh; the people have to find the facts on their own.

CPAC has the power of wealth and wealth can buy and sell media, elections, and politician­s; CPAC and their John Birch Society ideology are the greatest threat to the American democratic Republic, today; they a much greater threat to the USA than bin Laden ever was.

Unfortunat­ely, because of the corporate controlled media, Americans have yet to realize where, what, and who the real dangers are to American democracy.  Pity.

The power of wealth and the Supreme Court’S “Citizens United Decision” could mean the death knell for the America of 1776 and the 20th Century.


Thursday, February 9th, 2012

When it comes to marriage law and gay marriage, what Extremist Christians in America fail to understand is that liberty, in a democracy like the American democratic Republic and as defined in the Constitutional Bill of Rights, is for the purpose of defending the minority of Americans from the tyranny of the majority; that is what democracy is all about.  Without liberty, majority rules would be “mob rule”, as the John Birch Society maintains; when liberty is included in the definition of democracy, it proves that the John Birch Society is and extremist opponent of democracy without cause.

The First Amendment separates church and State.  The Fourteenth Amendment provides ALL citizens equality under the law.

If a cowboy wants to marry his horse in a civil marriage, who am I to complain; he is no threat to my civil rights or anyone else.

Christians should should show more love (compassion) for their neighbors and enemies and exhibit less hatred, in cases where a Christian’s civil rights are not threatened; “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and render unto God that which is God’s.”  “Love your neighbors.”