Archive for January, 2013

WAR IS HELL AND WAR IS WHAT AMERICA STAND FOR TODAY; AT WAR’S END, IS AMERICA RIGHT, OR JUST ALL THAT IS LEFT?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

“War does not determine who is right – only who is left,” said Bertrand Russell.  As for me, I am sick and tired of American wars for the benefit of Corporate America;  wars that have no altruistic value whatsoever.

From my pragmatic historic analysis, America’s greed was responsible for the Desert Storm war in 1991, which became bin Laden’s incentive to retaliate against America with his terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 that caused the war with Afghanistan, that in reality had no part in the 911 terrorist attack, but only gave the American President and his “Project for the New American Century”, Administration an excuse for invading Saddam’s Iraq who had nothing to do with 911, despite Republican Party claims and  had no weapons of mass destruction, and that war with Iraq (all wars waged on credit), caused the moral and fiscal bankruptcy of America in 2008.  A moral and fiscal bankrupt America is all that is left from America’s wars of greed and the wars continue, at least until next year.  The final result is that America’s wealth has been redistributed to the advantage of the wealthy (military/industrial complex) and to the disadvantage of the dying American working Middle Class.

As Bertrand Russell stated, war does not determine who is right, only who is left; America is who is left in this case, and take a good look at that America today.   What is left after America’s wars, is American Republican leaders of the wars who want to fiscally destroy their own government that they do not trust, the warring Republican minority who blocks any progressive legislation by filibuster, and the Republican perpetrators of America’s wars who is currently planning a way to rig democratic elections to win because they can’t win honestly.  It would appear that in America, Elections do not prove who is right – only who is left.  In our America, only the minority is left after the election of 2008, a minority of “no”, a do-nothing minority that stands in the way of America moving ahead.

America is what is left after 12 years of the insanity of war; tell me please, are there any American patriots left?  An American twelve-year-old cannot remember a time America was not at war.  As for me, I long for the America of my childhood; that was the America of the other depression, the Great Depression, and so, just what in the hell does that tell you?

America sings God bless America!  Why, I have to ask?

War is hell and war and that is what America stands for in today’s world, twelve successive years of war.  At war’s end, is America right?  Or, is America all that is left?

AMERICA DESPERATELY NEEDS TO AMEND THE US CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR FEDERAL ELECTIONS AND ELINMINATE CORRUPTION, GRIDLOCK, AND MODERIZE GOVERNMENT

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

With today’s technology, there is no reason why America cannot have fair and democratic Federal elections, operated and regulated by a non-partisan independent agency like our Federal Courts operate.  It would, of course, require we amend our Constitution to provide for it.

Our Constitution was written when the nation was new and in Eighteenth Century America and Eighteenth Century technology.

Many aspects of the Constitution were originally conceived as compromises for a very diverse and divided nation.  Today the nation continues to be divided, however, now it is  divided largely because of our Eighteenth Century antiquated Constitution.

If America were to amend our Constitution and have a National Election agency that controlled and regulated national elections throughout our United states, it would have many advantages.  It would eliminate petty local corruption, make possible a popular election of Presidents, and even provide the opportunity to have national referendums on important issues like immigration, taxes, legalizing pot, gay marriage, etc.

This would eliminate the Washington partisan gridlock, make voters more responsible, and make America a more democratic and better place to live without violent, foul (and sometimes stupid) rhetoric from partisan candidates.

Of course the John Birch Society would oppose this democratic proposal, as would today’s John Birch Republicans.  But it would make America a more united America and a better America, eliminate corrupted elections, and make American voters better voters, better informed, and it would again empower the People with the power of the ballot.

One could only wish that all American felt this way and would write the President and their Congressmen about doing it; there does seem to be a groundswell of protest  about our sorry do nothing Congress, corrupted elections,  and political gridlock where a minority can forestall progress.  This just may be the time for change and more democratic elections; democracy exists to a degree and America can always become more democratic.  God bless America and write your Congressmen.

PRESIDENT OBAMA! CRAP OR GET OFF THE POT!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

In response to the Obama Administration crack down on legalize pot dealers, this is my advice emailed by me to President Obama.

Mr. President, I voted for you because I believed in you and was convinced you would fulfill your election promises: provide Obamacare for the People, which you did; get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan, which you have done and are doing; and you promised to make apprehending bin Laden a main priority and you got the SOB.  You didn’t say diddly about going after people dealing in legalized pot; POT IS NOT AN ISSUE THREATENING DEMOCRACY OR THE USA and other things are, like Republicans.

Now Mr. President, I ask you, “Crap or get off the pot!”  Our prisons are overcrowded, the US has more people per population that are in prison than any other nation, and the cost of our prisons is bankrupting the States and adding to the Federal deficit.  What does this tell you?

If you feel compelled to put some people in prison, go after jaywalkers; they are a pain in the ass!

Or we could act like a literate civilized society and make pot legal and the John Birch Society who wants to eliminate democracy, illegal.  But leave the people enjoying pot alone (they are probably good Democratic voters)!

OH, BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES, I SEE LYING IN THE GUTTER ON MY BACK.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

OH BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES, I SEE LYING IN THE GUTTER ON MY BACK!

Today, Speaker John Boehner announced the main goal of the Republicans was to end legal abortion Rights this year.  Does it seem fitting that the Republicans hope to end legal abortion Rights, end fair elections, end labor unions, end public schools, and end democracy this year?  Plus, the Republicans hope to give all the working middle class cancer this year, if they can just work out the details.

Oh, if there were only something the working Middle Class could do to end the Republican Party; like vote those plutocratic jackasses out of office, if the polls didn’t close while we were waiting in line, if I could vote on something other than Hart Intercivic voting machines, if I could only get acceptable voter identification, if the polls were only open when I didn’t have to be at work, if the opposing party could only afford  TV commercials so I knew who they were, if only the Republican Registrar of voters didn’t find enough Republican votes to beat the opponent two weeks after the election that she just happened to forget to count on election day, if………………!

Tell me, where did my America go?

WHICH CAME FIRST, THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG?

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The other day, I commented on an article that appeared on computer news about the abortion issue.  It is an important issue to me.  My serious thoughts are, abortion should be legal to protect women who genuinely feel there is good reason for them to abort; a woman should not have to risk her life having an illegal abortion by an untrained illegal abortionist lying on a dirty kitchen table in a rundown apartment using a dirty coat hanger as a medial devise; I remember those horrors from before Rowe vs. Wade and I consider abortion a very serious issue.

Also, I heartily disagree with those who call abortion, murder of a child, because a fertilized ovum is not a person it is an egg; for that reason, I often use the analogy that these people do not know the difference between a chicken and an egg.  I believe it is a good analogy.

The other day, I used the chicken and egg analogy in the comment I made.  An indignant woman replied, informing me that it was a very bad analogy because no normal person would ever scramble a “fertilized” chicken egg, especially a fertilized chicken egg that had a baby chicken developing for three or four days.

Very calmly, I informed the nice lady that I grew up with the chickens and knew a fertilized egg when I saw it and indeed I had eaten scrambled fertilized chicken eggs.

The nice lady persisted.  Her reply to my explanation was, “What Im saying is your not going to scramble an egg that has a forming baby chicken in it.”

It seemed to me that this called for some finite explanation of scrambled fertile eggs and so this is what I wrote, I thought it was good, and decided to share it with you:

You just don’t understand chicken conception.  It isn’t too difficult once you realize that it is just “conception”, and like mating.  I’ll try again slowly; if you have a hen house full of lady chickens AND you keep a rooster (a macho male chicken who does not lay eggs) for the purpose of fertilizing the eggs that the hens dispatch, by doing his thing (the F word works here and is easy to understand), which is all he has to do, then most of the eggs laid by the ladies are fertile (the eggs are in the process of developing a baby chicken) because the rooster does not practice “safe sex”.  When you break open a raw egg to scramble it, if it is fertile it is evident by a tiny string of white cells that are actually a tiny Chicken in the state of development but it is not yet a chicken, it’s an egg.  Some health nuts believe eating fertilized eggs from a lady chicken that Mr. Rooster has defiled is better, more natural, and more nutritious for you than eating eggs from hens that are faster on their feet than Mr. Rooster.  So, when you crack an egg and discover it is fertile and capable of becoming a chicken, given adequate heat for 21 days, you just scramble that sucker and VIOLA, YOU HAVE SCRAMBLED, COOKED, AND EATEN a fertilized egg.  Chicken farmers are biologists but also often fiendishly enjoy consuming fertilized eggs.

This to me was an excellent explanation but the nice lady is a difficult case and even now, I’m not sure that she understands the difference between a chicken and an egg.  I give up!

THE ABSOLUTE LAST WORD ON LEGAL ABORTION IN THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

It’s time American religious fanatics learned to tell the difference between a chicken and an egg, between fried chicken and scrambled eggs; it is time for Americans, especially men and women past menopause, realize that in America, every citizen has Rights and the Bill of Rights applies to them equally and personally, and every American woman has legal control over her own body.

America is either a democracy or it is not, and if democracy exists in America, the majority rules and the minority has the Bill of Rights to protect them from the tyranny of the majority.

In America, it has been legally determined that a woman has a Roe vs. Wade Constitutional Right to a safe medical abortion; no American women are required to have abortions.   America is not a theocracy where American Christian fanatics can dictate to the People and make Christian Canon Law the Law of the Land.

American women have the right to decide whether or not she will bear a child; American women should not have that choice taken from them by anyone else, particularly by uninvolved male or female politicians and Christian clergy dedicated to celibacy.

American Christian terrorists should not be allowed to assassinate physicians providing legal abortions nor should American Christian terrorists be allowed to violently attack legal abortion clinics to satisfy their own selfish religious fervor and violently terrorizing other American women  depriving them of their Constitutional Rights.

God bless American women; God bless the American democratic Republic.

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S INAUGURAL HOPE

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

In his second term as President, hopefully, President Obama will not give up the ship trying to satisfy Republicans and accomplish nothing by appeasing the selfish jackasses, and instead drag Republicans kicking and screaming, if necessary, to the realization that they lost the election because they represent a very small minority of the American People’

In our American democracy (and America is a democracy despite what the John Birch Republicans want to believe), a majority wins and the minority is protected by the Bill of Rights from the tyranny of the majority.

It is now time for America to move ahead  and leave the Twenty-First Century disasteer of  W. Bush’s, “Bush vs Gore”, un-election behind us.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE PARTY OF HATE TODAY; THE GRAND OLD PARTY OF LINCOLN WOULD NEVER HAVE HATED MY PRESIDENT

Friday, January 18th, 2013

COMMENT BY A REPUBLICAN ON THE HUFFINGTON POST: No one [Republicans] hates the president. We hate his policies and his intense desire to “radically change America” as he has done and is doing.

THE RATIONAL RESPLY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PERSPECTIVE: There have been more threats on President Obama’s life than there has been on all the other Presidents of the USA in our history!  You think the Republicans don’t hate our President Obama?

Those policies you and the other Republicans hate are policies that President Obama promised in 2008 when he was elected by a majority of American voters; so you are saying you hate a majority of American voters instead of the President?  Have you no concept of reality or decency?

Have you not heard Republican’s leadership publicly state that all they intend to do for the People they were elected by, is to “keep President Obama from being reelected”?

Republicans have filibustered President Obama’s proposed legislation more times in the Obama first four years than in all of previous history!  Republicans have prevented more Obama appointments than any other Presidents’ in all of previous history!

The Republicans have set a United States ‘ record for hating the President of the United States of America.  Accept it!  It is now history!  The Republican Party is the American extremist party of hate.  If you want to verify it, tune in to the Republican Faux News channel any night of the week.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND A NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM THAT IS RATIONAL AND DEMOCRATIC IS A NECESSITY FOR THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

First of all, beginning any discussion of immigration reform, as a partisan issue, is ridiculous and idiotic; shame, shame on American politicians!

Before real immigration reform can be addressed in America, America will have to eliminate Republican Party, John Birch Society anti-democracy ideology from any realistic concern for our American democratic Republic; the People are going to have to do that because neither President Obama nor either political party are capable of doing it.

Unfortunately, the People do not seem to be aware that the John Birch Society and today’s Republican Party are actually opposed to democracy; there are actually Americans who believe the United States is not nor was ever intended to be a democracy.  Pity.

Secondly, any Immigration Reform without a national citizen identification system, similar to that of other countries of Western Civilizations, would be futile.  To think that a national ID system is un-American or un-democratic is ignorance of the necessity; a national ID system is simply a necessity for immigration reform and accurate census.  Our forefathers knew this when they initiated a census every ten years that was a requirement for determining representation in government.  With today’s technology, a national ID system can be efficient, reliable and is absolutely necessary.

Finally, politicians have to be informed by the People!  People need to tell politicians and politicians need to quit trying to tell the People; that’s democracy!

AMERICA WILL NEVER REGULATE GUNS!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Congress yesterday claimed that they were now serious about enacting gun control for America and they were primarily concerned about getting better background checks of gun owners before they are allowed to own and possess guns.

Holy crap!  If America’s gun freaks had to prove their sanity, in order to own or possess a gun, the whole Looney Tune NRA types would be deprived of owning or possessing weapons and they are the ones screaming and demanding their right to own and possess 105 mm. Howitzers to protect themselves from Black Presidents of the USA.

My greatest fear is that it is already too late, and the patients are running the asylum.  Just look at the Congressional Record; what America most badly needs to do, is to pad the halls of Congress.  That should at least put some unemployed people back to work so they too  can afford a gun.

But, America will never disarm the zany Christian Militias in America; that would violate both the First and the Second Amendments.