Archive for September, 2012

NETANYAHU’S SPEECH AND MITT ROMNEY ARE A THREAT TO AMERICA AND WORLD PEACE

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Netanyahu’s speech today disgusted me. I remember when Israel was created; I approved of what President Truman had done; America has always supported Israel.

But Israel has changed; I do not like what I see. What I saw today was Netanyahu interfering in my US Presidential Election and I’m disappointed in the Israeli electorate.

I believed President Clinton made great progress toward resolving the Israeli/ Palestinian dispute; however after the US Supreme Court anointed W. Bush President in 2000, he immediately said he would not deal with the Israeli/Palestine issue and in Israel there had been the tragic assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995  (the assassin was an Israeli opposed to peace). Thus ended negotiations.

If America is to be a catalyst for resolving the Palestinian issue, America must be neutral and President Obama has taken great care to remain neutral.

Romney has already just visited and backed Netanyahu a few weeks ago and made clear to Palestinians, he favors Israel over Palestinians.

Netanyahu yesterday was brazenly speaking out at US election time on his hard line to a US audience; his speech in my opinion was detrimental to President Obama who must walk a fine line of neutrality and this close to election, President Obama chose to not to meet with either the Israeli or the Palestinian leaders.

Netanyahu, Romney, and Israel have made themselves a US Presidential Election issue to the disadvantage of not just President Obama but America, American diplomacy, and world peace.

World peace is a necessity for America, today; America cannot afford to fight more wars, America is nearly bankrupt from the wars of the two Bush Presdients.

Romney and Netanyahu are war mongers just as al Queda terrorists and Iran are.

America, through President Obama, must somehow convince the world’s Muslims of the fact that al Queda and Iran are as threatening to the Muslim World as they are to the USA.  And, Netanyahu and Romney are presently obstructing World Peace.

These are trying times and Netanyahu and Romney are being bobble-heads.

WHY OBAMACARE WILL WIN IN 2012 AND CARRY OBAMA WITH IT!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Today’s news reported, “About 7 in 10 Americans think President Barack Obama’s health care law will go fully into effect”

Of course Americans expect to see Obamacare go into effect, that is why Obama won the election in 2008, because he promised Obamacare, and that is why a majority of Americans voted for him, silly.

That is why a majority of Americans will vote for him again and he will win unless the 5 John Birch Society Justices on the US Supreme Court, again throws out the vote and anoints Mitt and Twit just as they appointed W. Bush and Dipshit2 in 2000. As FDR once said, “The only thing Americans have to fear is, their US Supreme Court, itself! Or, maybe it was me that said it.

The only reason Obamacare survived the Supreme Court appeal was that Justice Roberts knew how bad America would look as the only nation in the Western Civilization that did not have universal medical care because the US Supreme Court believed it was uncivilized; well, that and the fact that Justice Roberts has an aversion to torches and pitchforks wielded by Romney’s 47% and the rest of the working Middle Class.

MURDER IN LIBYA; IT IS TIME FOR THE US TO QUIT THE MID EAST

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Here, for reader’s edification, is a letter to The Economist by our good friend Cy Chadley.

Cy expresses exactly the feelings of so many of us in America:

Editor, The Economist

Sir,

Your leader Murder in Libya, September 15, fails to recognize that America has lost its credibility in the Middle East because of its support for Israel and for authoritarian regimes. People have seen from Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and the many cases of rendition that the U.S. is just as likely to suppress dissidence, to fail to provide justice and to employ torture, as their own governments. The U.S. has consistently ignored the aspirations of the ordinary people who want a say in their governance, a fair distribution of their national wealth, elimination of corruption, and a better future for themselves and their children: Islamists of all stripes, like politicians everywhere, play on these desires to obtain popular support. It is going to take generations for the peoples in the Middle East to weave their way to democracy and we have no choice but to leave them to their own devices.

The U.S. has no special interests to protect in the Middle East; unlike the EU and China the U.S. obtains less than 15% of its oil from there and this quantity is diminishing rapidly. The U.S. has no greater responsibility than the nations in the region to contain the development of nuclear weapons in Iran. Nothing can be done to effect regime change in Syria without recognizing Russia’s special position there; the establishment of a no-fly zone should first obtain the blessing of the Arab League, then of the UN Security Council which would require Russia’s and China’s support as in the case of the Libyan intervention.

It is time for the U.S. to quit the Middle East in the same way as the Brits did years ago; the U.S. presence achieves nothing but opprobrium and is a drain on its treasure at a time when it can ill afford wasteful expenditure.”

Cy Chadley

AMIDST ALL THE CRAP, ROMNEY AND RYAN ARE CONFIDENT OF WINNING; IT IS NOT JUST ARROGANACE, THEY WILL WIN

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

AMIDST ALL THE CRAP, ROMNEY AND RYAN ARE CONFIDENT OF WINNING; IT IS NOT JUST ARROGANCE, THEY WILL WIN AND HERE IS THE POST MORTEM WRITTEN EVEN BEFORE THE ELECTION.  Follow the link.

“Voting Wrong”, Elizabeth Drew, MYR, http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/sep/21/voting-wrongs/

This is an excellent article; it is prophetic!  It’s a classic!  It is a must read for anyone who believes in democracy in America.  This explains why Mitt Romney is confident he will win and why he will.  The only thing missing is mention of the John Birch Society, which is the ideology and money that brings it all together.  I wish I would have written “Voting Wrong”; great piece Elizbeth Drew!

IT’S A WONDERUL LIFE! HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE?

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

The New York Times had an interesting article, Life Spans Shrink for Least-Educated Whites”, Sabrina Taverise, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/us/life-expectancy-for-less-educated-whites-in-us-is-shrinking.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&src=ig

The article is particularly intriguing to me, a retired high school teacher, and relatively white.

Among other things, I was a very easy teacher, some of my best students often told me; some of my least successful students never said anything and that’s probably why they were my least successful students.  However, I loved all of my students equally and I never failed a student intentionally; but, of course there were always a few who were either functionally illiterate, feigning it, or had an alternative agenda and I felt that I owed to all of my students, an accurate evaluation.  I could and do still love my failing students, just as you love that fence post of your fence that separates you from an irate, irascible neighbor and that is an important form of real love in my book.

Of course, my teaching career was over before I read this article about the Life Spans Shrink for Least-Educated Whites in U.S.; had I known, I might have failed a few less students or a few more depending on the students, their needs, and whether or not they were white.

As for my own life span, I have always enjoyed life despite the fact there were times when life seemed kind of  iffy; but, I am like my mother who was asked, “Hazel, how do you explain the fact you lived to be 100 years old,” and my mother replied, “I never gave it a thought”.

As I have continued to outlive the Average Lifespan for the American Male, as it gained in number, in years past, and I have simply said, “I never think about it”.  Now I suppose, whenever I am having one of those troubling times, I might say to myself, “Why did I ever earn that damn Doctors Degree”; but of course I will not, because up until now, I didn’t have a clue  as to why I earned that damn degree and it’s too late in my life to change my thinking on it.

You are probably anxiously awaiting reading the article now and you can, but it is long and most likely boring now because you already know what it’s about, I just told you.  But if you are unsure about whether or not you should buy those green bananas today, go ahead and read it, whether you’re white or not.

 

MITT ROMNEY AND HIS JOHN BIRCH REPUBLICANS, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A CHILD OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Friday, September 21st, 2012

When I was born, the Republican Herbert Hoover was President and he talked much like Mitt Romney and said if he was ‘just’ elected, there would be a “Chicken in every pot”

Hoover was elected and we didn’t have “a pot to pee in”.

I lived in an industrial city surrounded by farms.  We of unemployed working families did not have money to buy food and didn’t have food and our farmer neighbors couldn’t sell food they produced and they didn’t have any money to buy shoes.  This was the “Great Depression”.

Franklin Roosevelt became President and his Administration bought food the farmers produced, to subsidize the farmers so they could buy shoes, and the President gave out-of -work workers “Relief Boxes of food” so we would have enough energy to find any kind of work that we could.   Teenagers couldn’t find lawns to mow, because my father, a father of four, would wake up earlier and mow lawns to support his family.

We took the food President Roosevelt gave us, we ate it, and we decided that we were not too proud to accept our governments welfare, charity, or whatever you wanted to call it; we were hungry and our President Roosevelt fed us.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt became like one of our family; we needed help and he gave us help; we were hungry and he fed us; and when he died, we mourned him as one of our family.

Today, the Republican Party has been taken over by the John Birch Society and they believe ONLY in predatory capitalism, ONLY COMPETITION, attack every other being on earth, and COOPERATION AND COMPASSION is socialism and a sign of weakness; Mitt Romney is the John Birch Society Republican’s High Priest.

Mitt would not share a crumb of his crumpet with an American who is out of work, because Bain Capital outsourced his job to China.  Mitt says 47% of us working Middle Class Americans and the poor, are not even worthy of  THINKING ABOUT, because we are predestined to vote for a more compassionate candidate, President Obama.

The Republican Party has not only changed, the Republican Party is shrinking every day and eventually will consist of only the 1% of wealthiest Americans.

Personally, if Franklin Roosevelt were running on the Republican ticket today, instead of Mitt Romney, I would vote Republican.  If, for no other reason, I would  prove Mitt Romney wrong.

That is the perspective from a child of the Great Depression.

THERE IS NOTHING FOR AMERICANS TO WIN IN AFGHANISTAN, BIN LADEN IS DEAD; AMERICANS HAVE ALREADY LOST THE RESPECT OF THE WORLD FOR INVADING AFGHANISTAN SO WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO LOSE?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

General Dempsey, American commander of troops in Afghanistan, was called on to explain to Americans and the media, why some Afghan police and army personnel, are suddenly turning on American troops out of the blue, and assassinating them.

General Dempsey remarked that Afghan police and army recruits need to be more closely examined and screened before being accepted into the Afghan police or army.

No, Gen. Dempsey, that is not the answer and you and American troops are not responsible for these acts of terrorism and those assassinations.

Al Queda are exceedingly adept and intelligent terrorists; there is no way that they can be adequately vetted to assure that they are not of a terrorist mentality.

There is also no way of knowing whether the recruited assassins are actually al Queda or simply an Afghan whose family was killed and his home destroyed by AMERICAN B-52s  “Carpet Bombing” (US military’s wording) Afghanistan during the invasion in 2001 or during American military operations since 2001; Afghans are aware only that their homeland was invaded and their homes and families destroyed by American troops.

THERE IS NOTHING THE US ARMY CAN POSSIBLY DO TO ASSURE THAT EVERY ONE OF THE  MEMBERS OF AFGHANISTAN’S POLICE AND ARMY ARE NOT TERRORISTS and some obviously are!

Gen. Dempsey, please, just do every thing you can do to get the troops out of Afghanistan, sir!

Those of us who have been attuned to America’s ridiculous, unnecessary, and costly war in Afghanistan are well aware of the problem; it does not help for you to say Afghan police and Army recruits need to be more carefully screened thus making a simplistic analysis and solution to the American huge Afghan bamboozle.  W. Bush is gone, Americans no longer have to defend his mistakes and neither do you, General or President Obama either.

Al Queda terrorists are NOT STUPID, General Dempsey.  They are better terrorists than America’s generals are counter terrorists but please, don’t take offense.  The American Army should never have been assigned to fight terrorism in Afghanistan.

Terrorism is not what the US Army is for or trained to do.  If a military action is needed, such as killing bin Laden, our armed forces are ready and able; but the military is not prepared to fight terrorism, especially in a Third World Nation like Afghanistan.  No army is!

Our US Army, Gen. Dempsey, has fought the longest ever American war against a 3rd world nation WHO HAD NO OFFICIAL ARMY and Americans still have not won a victory; just how in God’s name do you explain it, General?  No one expects you to, Americans can see for themselves.

You are basically innocent of wrong doing, General.  But please, report to our President that American troops need to get totally out of Afghanistan and let the Afghans themselves DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.

My post here will take a lot of flack from American chauvinists, but let me assure readers that I do respect the US Armed Forces and proudly served at one time myself.

But the US Armed Forces since 2001 have been politicized by W. Bush and his PNAC Republicans during the Bush calamity of 2001-2009.  After 2001 and the invasion of Iraq, many reticent Generals were “retired” and replaced by officers with a PNAC ideology.

America has never recovered and much has yet to be done.

Some American generals, need to be “retired” and the US Army depoliticized, PERIOD!

This is an extremely sensitive issue for President Obama and he did the right thing by keeping the W. Bush Republican Sec. of Defense  Robert Gates (Americans owe a debt of gratitude for Robert Gates), as long as he did, but it is now time for President Obama to make our troops non-partisan AND HIS TROOPS.  Oh yes, and get the hell out of Afghanistan.

THE FREEDOM OF AMERICANS; A FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Recently I have written posts about the movie “Muslim Innocence”, the chaos and death that has resulted from publicity about it, and it being used by Muslim terrorists to incite protest and violence from some faithful Muslims.

Much has been said about the producer having his US Constitutional freedom to express his opinion and I have questioned whether the producers can legitimately claim the film was within the purview of the Constitutional Freedom of Speech as a legal defense against inciting riots, murder, and assassination.

Just so you understand, I have not been speaking from my opinion but from the stand point of US Constitutional Law as it exists and as I know it.

In the US we have the Bill of Rights, we call this “liberty”; it is freedom, however, the Supreme Court has said, freedom only to the extent one does not infringe upon someone else’ freedom or safety, and thus it is “limited freedom”.

Liberty is a necessity to American democracy, it is a necessary item that defines democracy; in a democracy, majority rules, and “liberty” (the US Bill of Rights) is necessary to PROTECT THE MINORITY FROM THE MAJORITY.

Unless a democracy includes liberty, limited freedom, democracy would be, as the John Birch Society claims, “mob rule”.

So liberty, in American democracy, is individual freedom with responsibility and limited to freedom which does not infringe upon the freedom and being of others.

When the ‘Christian’ producer of “Muslim Innocence” deliberately lied and said he was ‘Israeli’, the producers exposed themselves as having evil intent and purpose, lying in attempt to cause harm to Jews and Israelis (infringing on the freedom of Jews). The film producer was no longer justified saying his film was expressing his Constitutional freedom of speech since he was deliberately infringing upon the freedom and well being of Jews; the film was no longer within the purview of “Freedom of Speech”.

Though I agree, it is not my opinion, it is fundamental Constitutional Law though no one knows what the Supreme Court might hold.

Here is a dictionary definition of libertarian: An advocate of the doctrine of free will (unrestricted liberty).

The USA legally has a democratic government and society and not a libertarian one.  However, America does have in 2012, a Libertarian political party and a Libertarian Presidential Candidate: Gary Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico.

CRIMINAL AMERICAN CHRISTIAN EXTREMISTS HAVE CREATED HAVOC IN THE WORLD THAT HAS DESTROYED THE CHARACTER AND REPUTATION OF THE USA AND LED TO THE DEATH OF DEDICATED AMERICAN DIPLOMATS

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Americans do NOT have absolute  freedom of speech; the Supreme Court has clearly stated that a person ‘crying FIRE in a crowded theater’ is not covered by the 1st Amendment Freedom of Speech.  It would appear that the producers and purveyors of the blasphemous and despicable film, “Innocence of Muslims”, have more than met the ‘crying fire in a crowded theater’ rule, endangered and violated the freedom of religion Rights of American Muslims and Muslims around the world, and these perpetrators ARE NOT PROTECTED BY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, based on the intent, purpose, and the results of their making the movie “Innocence of Muslims”.

Theirs’ is as much of a crime as belonging to the Communist Party that has threatened to overthrow American government is a crime.

Nakoula (Bacile), Klein, Courageous Christians United, Sadek,  and Dove Outreach Center  Pastor Terry Jones have violated the Civil Rights of American Muslims and Muslims of the World; their behavior has discredited the United States and resulted in chaos and killing of American citizens in the diplomatic corps and made it unsafe for Americans to travel throughout the world. They are guilty of conspiracy, destruction of the reputation and character of the USA and its citizens of the Muslim faith, and inciting foreign terrorists throughout the world to wreak harm upon and assassinate US citizens and members of the US diplomatic Corps.

It is as though these conspirators have reinstated the heinous, historic Christian Inquisitions and Crusades in the democratic United States of America; Nakoula (Bacile), Klein, Courageous Christians United, Sadek,  and Dove Outreach Center  Pasto Terry Jones have destroyed the reputation of the great majority of American, God fearing members of the Christian faith.

ADDENDUM TO MY POST:

I feel I have to defend and comment on my post.
My purpose in the post was to revisit American Constitutional “Free Speech”, and the fact that the 1st Amendment is not an absolute freedom and a criminal act cannot be defended in that it represents use of “free speech”.

Now, for all practical political purposes, criminal charges against producers and advocates of the film “Innocence of Muslims” could never be made because the whole issue has become a partisan political football the last few days, with Gov. Romney blaming President Obama for the resulting havoc caused by the movie in question and defending the producers and advocates of the film in question.
President Obama and the Attorney General literally have their hands tied politically at this point since the issue is now politically partisan.

Now, I cannot but believe that this is an even most interesting case, since the producer of the film in question has a criminal record background, deliberately intended the film to provoke disaster, and even tried to misrepresent the film as an Israeli project when it was actually an endeavor by admitted Christians to the dismay of other innocent Coptic Christians.

In this particular case everyone loses, everyone that is except America’s foreign terrorist enemies; they scored a huge victory.

It is ironic, I think that the Republicans erroneously blame President Obama for siding with the enemy and the whole, now historic event, was initiated by an American criminal element who cited their freedom of speech as a defense; can’t wait to read the history books 50 years from now.

MY CONVERSATION WITH MITT

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Mitt, you say it is all about the economy; well, corporate profits are at an all time high, the stock Market just hit a high, the top 1% of the wealthiest have the Bush Tax Cut for the Wealthy.  It makes me wonder Mitt, what do you see wrong with the economy?

You say, Mitt, that you see so many people not working; Mitt, Mitt, for crying out loud, those are your friends and neighbors, Mitt, they don’t HAVE to work, silly!  You really need to  come down and look around my neighborhood.

The real problem Mitt is that while the economy is good for Bain Capital, all of America’s Gross National Product is going to the wealthiest 1% of Americans and not enough is going to the working Middle Class, who are out of work, underpaid, or ill without medical insurance.  You say that you can find them a job, but really Mitt, how many CEOs does Bain Capital need?

About the US budget deficit and national debt, I know you say that you tithe to the IRS, Mitt, but tithing is only 10% on your net and I haven’t even seen your tax returns; as for me, the IRS taxes my Social Security check and I already paid income tax on my contributions when I paid them, years ago.

I know MItt; there is so much to learn and so little time!