Archive for June, 2012


Friday, June 29th, 2012

America was the only Western Civilization that did not have Universal Health Care: today June 28, 2012 and twelve years later, America moved into the 21st Century.  Now, America is the only Western and/or Eastern Civilization that does not have ‘Bullet Trains”.  America is still obviously still lagging behind the rest of the civilized world.

That ‘Obamacare’ was approved by one of the extremely political US Supreme Court five radical Justices, makes it obvious that Supreme Court realizes that the John Birch Republican extremists constitute a minority in America and working Middle Class Americans elected President Obama because he promised the People a universal health care program.  The Supreme Court’s decision, at least temporarily, reinstituted democracy in America.  Even the John Birch five Justices of the Supreme Court cannot endure the wrath of the Majority, Working Middle Class America.

Can hardly wait for tomorrow.


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Yesterday, came a news article about how some government officials, in this case Republican Speaker Boehner though some Democrats are equally culpable, used insider information (supposedly secret knowledge about the economy and corporate financial status) to rework their own investments and make huge profits, selling or buying, because of being privy to that information, “Lawmakers reworked financial portfolios after talks with Treasury Officials”, Huffington Post, 6/24/12.

In the comments following the news story, this comment appeared:


“Still wondering why conservatives want smaller government? Just imagine what we don’t know that’s wound around all of those bureaucracies.”

In response, this reply comment was posted, “Trish, you would do well to find our why, how, and what for those bureaucracies were created; have you ever heard of Teddy Roosevelt, also known as the “Trust Buster”.  He was a real Republican hero like Abe Lincoln, both of whom are now turning over in their grave after reading your inane comment.  They were icons of what used to be known as the Grand Old Party.


Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Teachers today are not respected.  One element of American Society, Taxpayers Associations and the John Birch Society, want to eliminate public schools and privatize education; their agenda: public schools are required to be democratic and unbiased, but private schools exist specifically to indoctrinate students in an ideology.

The JBS/Taxpayers Association theme for privatizing education is: public schools are failing, teachers are overpaid, and money is not the problem; all three concepts are wrong.

One reason the opponents of public education are wrong, is that when schools have trouble hiring teachers; they hire teachers ‘not fully qualified’ on an ‘emergency basis’; State licensing law allows this because otherwise there would be no teachers at all.  Low paying teacher jobs do not attract the best teachers. Some public school boards hire less qualified, ‘emergency’ teachers because its cheaper.  Over the years of trouble finances, schools become loaded down with unqualified teachers who fail thefir students and society.

In my lifetime, there has always been a shortage of physicians in America; but in all that time the State has never provided for lowering the standards for licensing doctors as they do for licensing teachers.

Opponents of public schools want to have their own private schools that teach what they want taught to students; they want an education for only those who can afford it, just as an American college education is only for those students who who can afford it.

In Europe, the university is free but students must “qualify” to attend; smart poor kids go to college and dumb rich kids don’t; some Americans think that is not fair to the dumb rich kids who can go on to college in America to become their family doctor.


Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Holy crap!  Got something about Mitt Romney today, that is right ‘out of the horse’s mouth’.  Actually the news it is in regard to Mitt and Anne Romney’s show horse, Rafalca, and the Romney’s Federal Income Tax deduction for Rafalca.  Here is a couple of tidbits but get all the story from The Atlantic Wire (follow the link).

“Rafalca, the Romney’s Olympics-bound dressage horse, nets the family a $77,000 tax credit, $2,000 of which, according to Current’s calculations, is for what they spent on health care for the horse. The average American family only spends $1,557 a year on health care.”

Wow, the Romney’s tax deduction for Rafalca is more than twice my net income!  But then I am required to pay tax on my Teachers pension and my Social Security pension even though I paid income tax on my contributions to both of those pension plans.

“Current made an infographic breaking down where exactly the $77,000 tax credit the Romneys registered for the horse on their 2010 returns breaks down when put up against the average American family. The tax credit for a child is only $1,000 so Rafalca is already 77 times more valuable than your little preciouses. And yes, the horse has a fantastic health care plan.”

In another matter from another news article, in case you were concerned about Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s current job, he apparently told a group of unemployed workers in Florida in June 2011 that he was “also unemployed”; apparently, he meant that he was an unemployed prospective President of the United State and they could cut the number of unemployed in America if they elected him and put him to work as President of the U.S.A.

However, on his June campaign filing he listed his occupation as “Author” while his stay-at-home wife justifiably listed herself as, “homemaker”.

But, on his 2011 Form 1040, his profession is “INDEPENDENT ARTIST, WRITERS, PERFORMERS”.

Follow the link:

Evidently, Mitt has had trouble holding a job and now he is looking for a new one, as President of the U.S.A.  This unemployment problem is a real hassle for all of us working Middle Class Americans.


Sunday, June 17th, 2012

The Obama White House has experienced some serious leaks of information recently and the Attorney General is conducting an investigation; Republicans are demanding instead, an independent investigator carry out the investigation instead of the Attorney General.  (Washington Post, 6/15/12, “Feds have interviewed more than 100 people in two leak investigations”.

Republican Congressmen claim the leaks are, “. . . security details that critics say could only have come directly from the White House.”

Hmmm! I tend to not believe critics, especially critical House Republican committee chairmen who also have privy to classified information and more appropriately would benefit from the leaks. This looks like a con job, sounds like a con job and smells like a con job. What purpose would a White House staffer loyal to Obama have for leaking this kind of material compared to extremist Republican Congressional Committee Chairmen?

Remember Linda Trip?  She was a Republican clerical holdover in the President Clinton White House who was wired and illegally taped intern Monica Lewinsky’s confidential confessions about volunteering to give President Clinton oral sex in the White House Oval Office; this was a real highlight in American History for school kids to study in future American History classes.

Who was the most immoral: Trip, Lewinsky, or extremist Republicans who will stop at nothing!

Republicans insisted there was a great need for a special counsel investigation of Clinton to find that tidbit, the President receiving a gift of oral sex from and intern.  President Clinton was then impeached by Republicans; the same Republicans spent millions of taxpayers money for that investigation and impeachment (without a conviction), which Clinton, the Democrat, managed to budget wisely in spite of Republican idiocy, to leave the Republican President W. Bush a surplus in the Treasury when he left office in 2001.

W. Bush became President in 2001 by US Supreme Court fiat, in spite of a majority of votes AGAINST him; W. Bush gave the American people illegal wars, sadistic torture of prisoners, and unconstitutional spying on American citizens without a warrant, while running up a huge National Debt.  Republicans at that time, refused to investigate Bush about anything; however today, Bush can no longer travel to Europe (Switzerland), because of charges in Europe of Bush’s violations of Human Rights.

Those extremist Republicans who claim to be so morally correct, are now investigating President Obama for everything possible including charges of being an alien and the wrong ethnic composition for a U.S. President.   Holy crap, what has happened to America?


Sunday, June 10th, 2012

The West, UN, and humanity needs to demand and shame the Arab league into resolving the crisis in Syria. To play a part in world affairs the Mideast must assume responsibility for Syria, distinguishing between good and evil by universal standards.

American need to remember it was President G.H. Bush in 1991, with Desert Storm that intervened in Mideast affairs putting an American military base in Muslim Holy Land of Saudi Arabia that inspired bin Laden’s 911 terrorist attack in 2001 (US 911 Commission Report); America erred and the world is still suffering from it 21 years later.

Syria is Arab responsibility; the onus is on them. Diplomacy by the West is essential and those who have oil and no buyers are too poor to commit genocide.

If the world cannot survive without oil they are enslaved with no concept of survival or inquiry. The World is not a victim of Syria, the World is a victim of their own failure, lack of  ingenuity, and corporate dependence.  The World is thoughtless and weak; having forgotten how to walk, churn butter, and be self-sustaining; they’ve forgotten how to work. If people lose their smart phone, they curl up in and die.

America cannot rely on oil wars, their war debt reached its limit and atomic bombs are useless against Syrian dictators. America is no super hero, it’s a corporate pawn.


Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Romney and the Republicans continue whining that the temporary (since 2001) Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy, should be made permanent and not be allowed to expire at the end of the year because (1.) taxes should not be raised and (2.) the budget and national debt should be reduced!

President Obama has vowed that the Bush Tax Cut for the Wealthy will expire, it will not be extended, and it will not be made permanent.

Holy crap!

1. If the Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy do expire; taxes have not been raised, instead taxes for the wealthy cease to be lowered and return to the normal tax rates for the wealthy, and

2. The Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy are not affordable and they are a distinct part of the unbalanced Budget and the National Debt since 2001; therefore, if the Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy expire, President Obama and the Democrats have REDUCED THE BUDGET AND  THE NATIONAL DEBT.

Holy crap!

Taxes will not have not been raised and the Budget and the National debt has be lowered and now the Republicans are complaining about it!  Augggggggggh!

Holy crap, again!



Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

     Each day I read the news on my computer; my computer allows me to comment on the news.  I like to comment and get things ‘off my chest’.  The following is my comment about a news item on the political significance of the National Debt for the 2012 Presidential elections:

Actually, since I am a working Middle Class American who faces unemployment and I have mouths to feed, I do not care a doodily about America’s national debt, no matter who grew it; I can’t do a thing about it and it is my own gas and light bill, rent, and grocery bill debts that concern me.

What does the national debt mean to me?  Who the frack knows or cares, except a politician running for Congress or the Presidency?  I don’t really understand trillions of dollars, I only know about the outrageous price of beer at my local tavern.

If you want to communicate with me, tell me the secret of the rising grocery prices, outlandish gasoline prices, and horrendous utility costs!

Talking “NATIONAL DEBT” to me, isn’t sophisticated, it is not academic, it is bull crap!  If the government needs cash, then the government should sell Camp Pendleton or Yellowstone Park!

If you politicians want my vote, get my grown kid a job and out of the house; provide some work for the company that I work for.  Holy crap, tell me something that means something important to me and I don’t mean how the stock market is going; the only stock I own is in Social Security and I thought all along that it was old age insurance!

Give me a break, you jackass politicians!  When I watch TV, I am not looking for why you hate your opponent; I want to know who won American idol, what the score is, or what the hell Jerry Seinfeld is going to do next?

If you politicians really want to get my vote, nationalize TV and get rid of Cialus commercials because I am tired of hearing about that poor guy’s problem of having a 4 hour boner; I’d rather pay a fee to the government for my TV and get 30 minutes of laughs instead of 20.  Who gives a crap about socialism; let the Socialists worry about the markup of a new pair of socks at Wal-Mart.

Do I make myself CLEAR!


Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Quite frequently, I engage in conversations with other bloggers on the internet by making comments on stories in the Huffington Post.  I like doing that because it is one way of publicizing beliefs that would never be publicized by Corporate American owned and controlled news media.

Tomorrow is the recall election of the John Birch Republican governor of Wisconsin, Gov. Walker, and today I had a lively discussion on the internet.  Since Gov. Walker was and is financed by the John Birch Society Koch brothers and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has called Gov. Walker a hero, I consider tomorrow’s recall election the most important news there is, today.

Gov. Walker, since he was elected has, with the help of his John Birch Society Republican legislators, has made government employees’ labor unions and collective bargaining, illegal in Wisconsin and against the law; Walker eliminated labor unions as a lawful assembly for government workers.

It is therefore legitimate for me to say that Walker and his John Birch Society Republicans, ‘came for the trade unionist’ to destroy them.

Therefore, in my comments, I compared Walker and his John Birch Society Republicans to the Nazis, as defined in this famous poem:

“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”
Rev. Martin Niemöller.

When other bloggers replied to my comment and complained about my comparison, I simply told them to not address their complaints to me, but instead address their complaints to Rev. Martin Niemöller, who knew a lot more about Nazis and their persecution of labor unions than I do, and I was only quoting Rev. Martin Niemöller; Personally, I just know about Republicans and unions.

Honestly, the poem of Rev. Martin Niemöller has always stirred me emotionally, as a human being and as a trade unionist; I have never felt it necessary to be shamed by being a trade unionist and the thought of my person being illegal in the State of Wisconsin is both offensive and scary.

It is obvious that Walker and the Republicans are proud of persecuting labor unions, so why should they object to being a subject of Rev. Martin Niemöller’s poem?  Yes, I know, I know!

Rest in peace, Rev. Niemöller; I love and admire you.

I wonder, do the members of the Republican Party sleep well?


Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Wage slaves? That is working American Middle Class that are deprived by law, of belonging to labor unions, by the John Birch Society Republican Party.

The US Constitution however, says that “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom . . . or the right of the people . . . to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.” Peaceably assemble, sounds like forming a labor union, to me!

Labor unions are the only voice in America for the working Middle Class

Present day Republicans have become the antithesis of democracy!

Why would any working Middle Class Americans vote for Republicans? Working Middle Class Americans are a huge  majority!