Archive for May, 2012

MITT’S BAIN, REPUBLICAN GAIN, WORKER BANE: ELECTIONS 2012 INSANE

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

To working Middle Class Democrats, it’s bane; to Mitt Romney and wealthy Republicans it’s Bain and vain!

Bain Capital, Mitt Romney’s corporation or choice,  stalks distressed AND successful companies, a prime example of “predatory capitalism”; not exactly a poster boy for what  America calls capitalism, but fails to practice in an ethical way.  (Ethical capitalism is seemingly an oxymoron in America.)

Bain Capital is in business solely to make profit, NOT to create jobs, NOR to provide consumers with a quality product or services.

Bain makes profits in any way possible, including raiding pension funds of employees.  The words “hostile takeover” is descriptive along with “profitable bankruptcy”.  Mitt Romney is exactly correct; Bain Capital is all about business and he and Bain know all about business.  The question is, does working Middle Class Americans want Mitt Romney to be their President?  Does America want their motto to be, “In profits we trust”, properly inscribed on the American dollar.  Mitt says that profits are what ‘American dreams’ are all about; is it?

Mitt is a nice guy with a perpetual smile but would working Middle Class Americans want their daughters to marry him?  Come November 2012, we’ll see.

THINKING OUT LOUD: CRUEL, MERCILESS, AFGHANISTAN WAR

Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Afghanistan war: mindless retribution.
Innocent, blameless Afghans raped by the West.
Raped for corporate America.
Raped by Progress for the New American Century.
Raped by uS.
Oh, the slaughter of American youth, our very future!
It’s all – so needless,
so senseless,
so cruel;
America, where is your heart,
your brain,
your soul?
It’s not just American Justice that is blind.
“We has met the enemy and it be us,” said Pogo.

CATHOLIC PRINCES OF THE CHURCH SUE PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR FREEDOM FROM LIBERTY???

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

“Roman Catholic leaders opened a new front against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage, filing federal lawsuits Monday on behalf of dioceses, schools and health care agencies that argued the requirement violates religious freedom.”  See:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/21/notre-dame-obama-administration-birth-control-mandate_n_1533147.html

As an American, I realize that American Catholics are American, but the Bishops are Princes of the Church and are royalty only in the Vatican; Bishops are foreign royalty living in America.

When Bishops sue my President, for Freedom of Religion, they damn well better remember that the First Amendment is “limited” freedom (liberty) AND IT IS THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE AMENDMENT.  Catholics and any other American can hold to any religions beliefs they want, SO LONG AS THEY DO NOT INFRINGE UPON THE RELIGIOUS  FREEDOM OF OTHERS.  Catholics cannot legislate Cannon Law.

Catholics pride themselves on employing other than Catholic employees; the employees have freedom of their religion also.

America does not enact Sharia Law NOR Cannon Law of the Catholic Church.; in America, citizens “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s”.  Princes of the Vatican are FOREIGN PRINCES!

If the Catholic leadership is to be a political entity in America, as they apparently have become, they should not have religious exemption from taxes either.

CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE; WORK IS DONE BY LABOR

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The American Constitutional democratic Republic is of the people, by the people. and for the people; America is not a free enterprise system it is a democracy and the Bill of Rights protects the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

Government exists only to do for individuals what they cannot do effectively do for themselves; it has no other function. That is what America is all about.

Corporations are a legal entity; a corporation is not a person.
Labor made America great, corporations are incapable of “making” anything; corporations are entirely dependent upon labor.

Labor is the essential element in the greatness of the United States of America.

SEAN HANNITY AND FAUX NEWS ATTACK THE CHURCH , REV. WRIGHT, AND PRESIDENT OBAMA, AGAIN!

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

It seems the Republicans were ready to roll out the Rev. Jeremiah Wright issue of 2008, and play it again in 2012; Mitt Romney, a Mormon, wisely thought better of it which prompted Sean Hannity of Faux News to condemned Romney for stopping it.  See the Huffington Post, 5/17/12, Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/sean-hannity-romney-wright-mistake_n_1527032.html

Hannity,  is inexperienced in ethics, uneducated, uninformed, and an ignoramus, who is constantly repeating misinformation over and over and over on Faux News.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright was the minister of a Church of Christ (a denomination which includes my own historic Congregational Churches).  Wright’s congregation was primarily an African one.  Rev. Wright had served in WWII in the racially segregated US Marine Corps. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who has since retired, has paid his dues.

During the 2008 election, Faux News played a sound bite from one of  Rev. Wright’s sermon, over, and over, and over. In the sound bite, Rev. Wright was saying “God Damn the American Government……”  The sound bite was only the beginning of a prophetic quote parody and the complete sentence was, “God damn the American Government FOR WHAT IT HAS DONE TO MY PEOPLE!”   I have to agree with Rev. Wright!

Personally, I served in the racially segregated US Air Force and I was serving when President Harry Truman by Executive Order desegregated America’s Armed Forces in 1950 and I can truly appreciate Rev. Wright’s complete statement.

I am offended by Faux News and Hannitiy’s attack on the Church of Christ and Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Subsequently to Faux News 2008 religious attack on President Obama, PBS telecast an interview with Rev. Wright, they played the video of the completed sentence, and Rev. Wright explained the context of  the sound bite that Faux News had played out of context, continuously during that Presidential campaign in 2008. Unfortunately, no one apparently watched the PBS interview but me.

I would be remiss if I did not move to defend the Church and Rev. Wright and rebut Hannity, Faux News, and the Republican Party.

The Republican Party is obviously no longer the Party of President Lincoln.

KANSAS BANS SHIRIA LAW: “HOLY CRAP, TOTO, WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE!”

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

The State of Kansa has passed a law banning “foreign Law” from being used in Kansas Courts to decide cases; laws such as these have grown out of fear mongers frightening the people that Muslim terrorist are going to force Muslim (Sharia) Law upon the American people.  See Huffington Post, 5/11/2012, at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/11/sharia-law-kansas-ban_n_1510773.html

After each article, readers have an opportunity to comment on it or respond to the comments of others, and I did.  The discussion was interesting to me.  The comment thread follows.

MY COMMENT:

The First Amendment to our Constitution prohibits Sharia Law or Christian Law from being enacted; it is the separation of church and state amendment.

RESPONSE TO MY COMMENT

First Amendment? What a joke. You really believe that there is separation? Then why have “In God we trust” on the money? Why have a government sponsored Day of Prayer? Why have abortion and birth control laws imposed on the government by the Christian extremists? Why have Christmas scenes on public property and the Ten Commandments in public buildings.  Dream on.

MY RESPONSE

The “God” printed on American money might very well be the god Zeus, unless you are an American Christian. Oh yes, there have been a multitude of violations of the US Constitution, but that does not make it right or lawful. Law exists, but it is up to the people to assure they are enforced; sometimes it takes a revolution like 1776 and sometimes it means a difference of either taking action or disregarding a conspiracy like America’s “Citizens United”, “Bush vs. Gore”, or Governor Walker’s Wisconsin conspiracy against democracy but it is up to the people to preserve a democracy like the American democratic Republic.

Ultimately it is up to the people; will it be a 1776 Revolution or submission to a Third Reich conspiracy? It means either accept returning to a society like a medieval type feudal system of royal despot and peasants without a working middle class or recall a despotic Governor in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, the people are recalling their governor and it’s not easy.

America is a nation of the people, by the people and for the people only if those peoople are willing to fight like hell for it!

POST SCRIPT:

US Constitution Article VI

“This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary not withstanding.”

 

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT TELL ME WHO I CAN NOT MARRY; THE STATE IS NOT MY MOTHER: THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

North Carolina just changed their Constitution to ban gay marriage; North Carolina previously had by law banned interracial marriage that was declared unconstitutional.  Though gay marriage is the controversy, the issue itself is not about marriage; the real issue is about the Law and the Constitutional equal protection under the law and the separation of church and state.

Fox News’ O’Reilly and the radical and extremist Republicans are now defending the North Carolina constitutional amendment.

Bill O’Rielly, “Most of the media will not even consider the traditional point of view on marriage”; sorry Bill, the gay marriage issue is not about tradition or the horoscope, the issue is about the Law.

When Bill says tradition, he mans religion. The real issue is the First Amendment which ‘separates church and State’ and the 14th Amendment which requires ‘equal protection’ of individual Americans under the law.

Every Ameican has a right to a religious marriage ceremony with rites of the church of his choice; but by law, ‘legal marriage’ is not a holy rite but a legal contract with many legal implications.

Strange that O’Reilly and the church are not more concerned about divorce, where half or American marriages end up despite gender, race, religious belief, or who put the dent in the fender of the family car.

North Carolina now has a ban on Gay marriage just like the ban they had on interracial marriage before; but then, no one cared about the ‘traditional marriage’ when interracial marriage was banned, either.

O’Rielly speaks with a radical and extremist Republican mind set; Democrats on the other hand appear to believe that if a cowboy wants to marry his horse, it’s OK with them.  So with all the unemployment and depression in the land, why is gay marriage suddenly the big issue in choosing a President in 2012?

TOM BROKAW CRITICAL OF WHC DINNER AND POLITICAL EXTREMISM

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Tom Brokaw: “Its Time to Rethink the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”, Huffington Post 5/7/12: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/06/tom-brokaw-white-house-correspondents-dinner_n_1489850.html

Brokaw, “ proceeded to criticize political coverage for focusing on too much on the extreme ends of the political spectrum.”

With due respects, Mr. Brokaw, and I do respect you, politics of today do not reflect the White House Correspondent’s dinner, the WH Correspondent’s dinner reflects the politics of today.

The basic problem sir, is that when compared with foreign media, the American media is obviously controlled by corporate advertiser profits and corporate ownership and do not reflect needs and concerns of the American people. Compared with foreign media, American media is censored, edited, and biased.

In America TV and newspapers are practically free, media profits are from advertisers; media misinterprets news, history, and the Constitution to appease advertisers reflecting THEIR interests and not the peoples. American “Freedom of the Press” is freedom for the media like Fox News to be misinforming; the Supreme Court’s ‘Citizens United” decision that established Corporate America as flesh and blood with freedom of speech took a terrible toll of democracy.

Democracy is under fire today from John Birch Republican ideology. These are political extremist concepts you and your political pundits should address, like the John Birch Republican fiasco in Wisconsin. When you interview these extremist candidates for office, they should specifically be asked their opinion on the John Birch ideology. Are you in the media allowed by editors to mention John Birch Society ideology: anti-democracy, anti-Labor Union, anti-Public Schools and manipulation of voting rights restricting the electorate? None of you ever do it.

AFGHANISTAN WAR: WHAT AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT THEY WILL NEVER FIND OUT

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Today’s comparison of President Obama’s speech from Afghanistan and President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” is ridiculous; so is reciting miscellaneous poll results.  What is important is what no news commentator will report.  Invading Afghanistan was a tragedy.

President Bush had to invade Afghanistan in 2001 because Constitutional minded Americans did not accept him as President because of the political Supreme Court’s 5 Justices “creation” of W. Bush to be President; he was not elected and the world knows it.  All despots “manufacture” wars to rally subjects to support them; Bush was no exception and Afghanistan was his rallying war.

Nothing was accomplished by war in Afghanistan because President Obama did in Pakistan in 2011 what President Bush could have done in Afghanistan in 2001, apprehend bin Laden.  Getting bin Laden was President Bush’s “excuse” for invading Afghanistan; now it is plain it wasn’t ever necessary.  It’s also evident that President Bush and 5 Neocon Justices on the Surpreme Court were incompetent politicians.

President Obama inherited an 8 year disaster in 2008; he got bin Laden in 2011, he has to clean up after Bush’s disaster in 2012, and Americans have to suffer the consequences until 2024.  No one could possibly envy President Obama being President today?

Holy crap!  It’s time Americans considered the real facts.

Of course everyone should know that Bin Laden’s incentive for 9/11 was retaliation for  President Papa Bush, President George Herman Bush,  putting a US military base in Muslim Saudi Arabia Holy Land (US 911 Commission Report) during the Desert Storm War in 1991, another unnecessary war.  For example the vote in Congress authorizing the Desert Storm War was 250-183 in the House and 52-47 in the Senate; it was a war of aggression, America was not threatened.

Be sure to vote in November if you meet the Republican qualifications.