Archive for December, 2015

IS HEALTH CARE A RIGHT IN A DEMOCRATIC AMERICA? IS EDUCATION A RIGHT IN A DEMOCRATIC AMERICA? IS DEMOCRATIC AMERICA COMPASSIONATE, COOPERATIVE, OR COMPETITIVE, AND OPPOSING?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Today, I’m reading, “I don’t think it’s a radical idea that in the richest country in the history of the world health care should be a right and not a privilege. Bernie Sanders” https://www.facebook.com/berniesanders/photos/a.324119347643076.89553.124955570892789/951426074912397/?type=3&theater

As a public school teacher, I have always found it strange and wrong when some physicians and American Medical Association wanted to cut funds for Education in order to save their money and pay less taxes and the same physicians fought universal health care in America (Obamacare) because they would hate to have socialized medicine and be paid as poorly as teachers are; physicians are the highest paid professionals in America. It’s all about money!

Yet, socialized public school teachers in most cases taught the physicians how to read and write.

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Democratic socialism of Bernie, is inherent in public schools, police and fire protection, and is an expression of cooperation and compassion; American capitalism and capitalistic physicians are expressions of competition, opposition, and is all about money. In the end, America is all about money!

The question is should “health care”, like education, be a Right or a privilege only for People with the money needed to afford it? For the answer, you must consider “THE ONLY REASON THAT GOVERNMENT EXISTS”; and actually, a government exists for only one reason and that is to provide for the People, collectively, those things for which the People cannot provide for their self as an individual. And that is what the U.S. Constitution says in the Preamble: “We the People in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

This is why America has an army, public schools, highways, Social Security, Medicare, and Obamacare!

All Americans should have learned this in their public school from their democratic socialized teachers!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Here is wishing each and all a merry Christmas holiday and a happy new year; I sincerely hope yours is a great as mine.

Here is one of my favorite pictures of St. Nicolas:

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And here is one of my favorite pictures of “Santa Claus”:

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Great resemblance, huh!

BLACK LIVES MATTER, THEY DO!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Black Lives Matter Protest Moves From Mall Of America To Airport in Minneapolis. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hundreds-march-out-of-mall-of-america-demand-justice-for-jamar-clark_567afb6be4b014efe0d7e36e

The police dressed in riot gear to deal with peaceful protestors tells the story; and the Governor’s comment was racists as well as idiotic. How do these jackasses get into office; have America’s voters no conscience at all.

Black Lives Matter have a legitimate complaint, they have received no satisfaction from our police; they have NO OTHER MEANS OF GETTING ANSWERS TO THEIR COMPLAINTS.

BLOOMINGTON, MN -  DECEMBER 23:  Police line up to move Black Lives Matter protestors out of the rotunda area of the Mall of America on December 23, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis staged a brief protest at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN before moving their protest to the airport. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

BLOOMINGTON, MN – DECEMBER 23: Police line up to move Black Lives Matter protestors out of the rotunda area of the Mall of America on December 23, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis staged a brief protest at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN before moving their protest to the airport. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

All police in America, including New York City, need to make public their method for screening police candidates and rejecting White Supremacists, KKK members, and all other racists from their police departments; they should have been required to do this long, long ago. It is obvious police departments all over America are filled with gun fanatics, authoritarian fanatics, and White supremacist racists.

Unless police are faced by devoted activists who risk their own lives, NOTHING WILL CHANGE!

The record of American police shooting and killing of unarmed “suspects” is inexcusable as is evidence that police departments are being infiltrated by radical extremist American terrorists. It is the RESPONSIBILTIY of any American policeman to JUSTIFY their killing of any suspect and especially unarmed suspects.

The record of American police planting weapons and evidence on innocent ‘suspects’ is intolerable.

The fact that America has more of our citizens in prision than any other country is shamefeul.

The purpose of American police is to SERVE THE PEOPLE and the purpose of American police is NOT TO EXERT AUTHORITY OVER THE PEOPLE. Too many police have a wrong concept of the ‘purpose of police’, that I as an innocent citizens have experienced too many times, and one time was actually too many times.

It is time the police, the eleted local, state, and federal executives, and Congress LISTENED TO BLACK LIVES MATTER! BECAUSE BLACK LIVES DO MATTER!

This concept of mine, relative to ‘police’, is not a hatred of police; rather, I respect the police that serve the People. It is a job that I would not want to do; and it makes a big difference to me why other Americans WANT to be a policeman!

JUST CAN’T REFRAIN FROM OFFERING MY SOLUTION TO TODAY’S BIG REPUBLICAN POLITICAL DEBATE ABOUT WHICH REST ROOM THAT I SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO USE; SO, HERE IS MY SIDE OF THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT WHERE I SHOULD PEE!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Today I am reading, “Chris Christie Wants To Spare Transgender Kids The ‘Confusion’ Of Choosing Their Own Bathroom”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-christie-transgender-bathrooms_56796764e4b014efe0d6bcce

For me, there is nothing exotic about a public restroom!

In the matter of separate “restrooms” for men and women, and the argument now raging of who can use which, perhaps the best remedy for me, would be to have only one toilet room for the public, marked toilet, and anyone can use it.

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All of humanity has either a vagina or a penis or both; yes there are hermaphrodite humanity, about one in a thousand babies are born with parts of both male and female sexual gonads, now called intersex individuals. It would appear that intersex individuals are wrong whether they use a men’s or women’s rest room; either that or they are always using the right rest room, no matter which.

Personally, I have always thought hiding bare bodies and using separate-sex bathrooms was ridiculous, and I have always been fascinated by what intersex individuals experience in such matters, and wondering what people who invented separate male/female toilets think about intersex individuals; also I wondered how the Holy Roller radical Christians fanatics who are obsessed about basic sexual differences, explain why God created intersex individuals (Holy rollers NEVER explain or even admit to there even being intersex humans).

Never in my life have I had a friend of mine that I knew was intersex; but then never in my life have I ever seen all of my friend’s genitals.

The basic problem is that our society tends to believe crazy rules like: we should always keep our sex organ forever hidden, and men should do everything like a man, like wearing pants, and women should do everything like a woman, like wearing a dress (except women cheat and wear pants too).

Actually, if you have seen one vagina, it isn’t a helluva lot different than the rest, it is neither exotic nor beautiful, nor nasty, nor does it even look like anything at all and if you have seen one penis, it isn’t a helluva lot different than the rest unless it is circumcised, or not! Not that there is no difference, but they all appear to have the same function. In moments of solitude, I have wondered what it would be like if humans had a cloaca like frogs or chickens instead of gonads; would we need separate restrooms?

Very frankly, when I use a rest room, I only actually see my own sex organ and I don’t find it particularly exciting; neither did I get excited when we had to swim naked at the YMCA or take gang shower showers in high school boy’s shower rooms.

The last time I took a trip to a small South American third-world nation, I was concerned about getting too far from a men’s rest room, because I suffer from having to urinate frequently. But in that particular third-world nation, if a man had to pee, he just peed in the middle of the busy street in front of the people like it was a natural function; however, I felt conditioned that if I tried to do that I would be thrown in jail.

As for me, I don’t find peeing any different doing it in a business rest room than behind a tree in the forest when I’m hiking; I find “public restrooms” are a ridiculous political issue!

However, because of my thinking, people believe that I am the “crazy one”.

GOD HAS BLESSED OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC AS A ‘SOCIALIST ENTITY’ AND THAT IS WHAT GOVERNMENT IS FOR, THAT IS GOOD, AND AMERICANS, “PLEASE DON’T EVER FORGET IT!”

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Socialism, or ‘democratic socialism’ if you will, can also defined as government is, THE ‘ONLY PURPOSE’ OF ANY GOVERNMENT, IS TO DO FOR THE PEOPLE COLLECTIVELY THOSE THINGS THAT THE PEOPLE CANNOT DO FOR THEIR SELF AS INDIVIDUALS; this is beautifully described in the Preamble to our US Constitution: “We the People in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

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American Socialism includes our courts of law, police, army, social security, Medicare, Obamacare, Medicaid, a normal 40 hour work week, roads, public libraries, public schools, ownership of property, and all other things that we Americans accept as the blessings of our government.

Most of all, socialism is not a bad thing, it is a blessed thing that Americans experience every minute of their life, just as “capitalism” is good in terms of American’s Right to own property.

This is something we all should have learned in public schools; instead, main-stream news media too often touts socialism as bad, or the same a communism, and capitalism as good, because American news media is devout capitalistic and dependent on capitalism for its profits.

Sometimes our public schools fail us and our capitalism corrupts our thinking.

“DARLING WE ARE GROWING OLD; AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN TOLD,” WITH APOLOGIES TO EBEN E. REXFORD!

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Personally, I have a strange affliction that I believe may be more common than I think; have you ever had a tune run through your mind all day, and you remember one line of lyrics but the rest of the lyrics are lost to you.

However, the music persists and slowly you remember, one word, then one line at a time, until you remember the whole thing.

Today I had one of those days. The music played away in my head and I couldn’t remember the lyrics that my boyhood friends and I sang, when we hung out on the street corner in the dark of the night (we lived in a rural area with no street lights).

No one ever complained of our singing, but I often wondered if they really did object, but they were afraid of the coarse voices in the night, raised in barely recognizable familiar tune.

All the lyrics finally came to me. These are not the original lyrics of the song, of course, but instead are lyrics we picked up and just enjoyed singing for the fun of it.

It was usually Fat, Cottie, and me on a corner about a couple of blocks from my house. For the life of me, I don’t remember what in the world possessed us to do the crazy things we did, like singing on street corners in the dark late hours of night.

Here are our lyrics, and you figure what song, the music is from:

“While the preacher wrung the dish rag, someone set the church on fire.
Holy smokes, the preacher shouted, in the excitement lost his hair.
Now his head resembles Heaven, for there is no parting there!

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The music is from, “Silver Threads Among the Gold”, first copyrighted in 1873, was an extremely popular song in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today it is a standard of barbershop quartet singing. The lyrics are by Eben E. Rexford, and the music by Hart Pease Danks.

The lyrics are:
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today,
Life is fading fast away.
But, my darling, you will be,
Always young and fair to me,
Yes, my darling, you will be
Always young and fair to me.

Chorus:
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Threads_Among_the_Gold

Etc., etc., etc. I think we only sang the chorus and of course we treasured our own version of the song; it always ended in ruckus laughter. There were other songs and lyrics we made up, but I will not repeat them for the sake of social graces.

But for me to remember those particular lyrics is encouraging to me; I cannot even remember what I went into the kitchen to do? This time, of course, it was to remember lyrics of a song so long forgotten.

BIG BREAKING NEWS: AMERICA IS NOT THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD, NOT BE BEST NATION IN THE WORLD, NOT THE MOST COMPASSIONATE NATION IN THE WORLD, NOT THE MOST LEARNED NATION IN THE WORLD, AND NOT THE BEST LIKED NATION IN THE WORLD!

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Today, I read about, “How 70,000 Muslim Clerics Are Standing Up To Terrorism”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/muslim-clerics-condemn-terrorism_566adfa1e4b009377b249dea

And the leading Republican for the American Presidency is Donald trump who wants to eliminate all Muslims from America because they are all terrorist.

How many American Christians have condemn Donald Trump! Holy crap! He is leading the Republican herd of candidates!

How can Americans possibly love their America? America is a hate catastrophe in the making.

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Why does it surprise me is that I believe that I am the only American thinking this way; and I want to be wrong about that but I can’t convince myself I’m wrong.

How can any American be proud of the present Republican Congress that has the all-time record for not making new laws and even shutting down the present government. And now of the herd of Republican Presidential candidates for 2016, and not a single one that I would even consider giving my vote for President? And it appears every Republican candidate in debate insist that he is worse than all the others and should win my vote.

Presidents Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Earl Warren were three of my favorite politicians and they were all Republicans. I remember being ashamed of Democratic politicians like Democratic Senator Strom Thurman when I was growing up, and when he turned Republican I felt sorry for Republicans, but Republicans took him in and revered him and still do today.

Actually, I voted for Obama, in 2008 and 2012, and I would have voted for him both times if he had been a Republican with the same opponents.

Certainly, I did not vote for him because he was African-American; I voted for him because he believed that our Constitution says: “We the People in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” An President Obama believes that actually the ONLY purpose of ANY government is to do for the People collectively, all those things that the People cannot do for their selves as individuals. And Republican condemn that as socialism. Holy crap! Our Constitutional forefathers were socialist like Bernie Sanders is.

I’m a registered Democrat only because I want to be able to vote in the Democratic Primary election,
because Democrats have the least offensive candidates; however, I sometimes get very depressed when I go to the polls to vote and have to vote for a Democrat ONLY because he or she is the least offensive of the viable choices for political office.

For one thing, if a really good person wants to run for office today, he AND HIS FAMILY have to make a lot sacrifices socially and otherwise; if elected they find their self the subject of boundless hate, threats against their lives, and have no private lives to ‘speak of’. Is there any wonder why the best Americans for political office do not run for office?

We Americans need to be more active in politics; to improve our political scene we need to make some changes to our Constitution and have a more democratic government, more democratic than our Constitutional forefathers could hope for, because of the times and circumstances in 1785.

We Americans need to speak out against religious leaders who rage hatred against other religions, we need to speak out in defense of people of different cultures, ideas, lifestyles than our own. We need to stand up for a united People of different ways of life and those who speak different languages than we do. Diversity is what America has always been about, until now.

It took America a while to quit burning witches, to eliminate slavery, and to allow women to but we surely did it and the world loved us for it. And we can and need to make changes today; we need a revolution in America.

One thing we could and should do, is adopt a Parliamentary type of government, allowing more than two major political parties, because multiple parties would make our politics a lot more rational. If our forefathers were alive today, they would agree; we would be even more democratic than we are today.

With our electronic technology, America could actually hold national referendums where every citizen voted on our most important political issues, and that my friends would make politicians a helluva lot more responsive to the people. Instead, our States are passing laws to suppress minorities and poor from voting at all.

Actually, in today’s technological stage, today’s communications, and today’s ease of travel we need to quit being a United 50 States of America and we need to become a United People of America; if we don’t, we will surely have to become 50 Individual Nations of America if we are to preserve our equality, fraternity, and liberty.

Today America is living in the Twenty-First Century and behaving like it is the Middle-Ages of an Elite and Peasant, Feudal Society. It was the Guilds (Labor Unions) of the Middle-Ages that created the Middle Class we know today, and the Republican Party wants to eliminate Labor Unions in America; how asinine is that? There is a historic basis for everything and Americans today, seemingly know nothing of history.

Please Americans take time out of you frustrated, challenging, life and start thinking historically. With all our advances in technology, workers should be working fewer hours for more wages than we did in the 1930’s when workers went from 60 hour work weeks, to 40 hour work weeks. Today, other industrialize nation work less than 40 hour work weeks. America could learn from those countries.

Some political candidates today are saying American should work LONGER hours; where are these idiots coming from, they have the no sense of technology and/or history. Holy crap, America has workers working 40 hours a week and they are living in poverty and many politicians oppose a minimum wage; and they say the poor are lazy!

What America really needs today is a new bloodless revolution by Americans who want America to be great again.

When I look at candidates for office today, the only one I see calling for a political bloodless revolution is Bernie Sanders; and the reaction he gets is NOBODY WANTS A PRESIDENT WHO IS FOR REVOLUTION. Let me be the first to say that I do want a revolution.

America is blessed with natural resources and potential; but America needs a revolutions to make the best of their potential.

I have done some traveling, and what I saw was a lot of countries worse off than America, but I have to tell you that I saw a lot of countries that were better off than America; America could learn from those countries.

But American politicians and our news media have convinced Americans that America is the greatest at everything, and that is a lie; what is worse, Americans have no way of finding out they are not the best, and I had to travel a lot to discover America is not the best of everything.

I learned; and it is history.

AMERICA’S NEED FOR BLOODLESS REVOLUTION!

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Today I read that the present U.S. Budget is 55% Military Industrial Complex and 35% everything else!

My suggestion is that we cut the military industrial budget in half, learn to ‘love our enemies’ and not defile their religious Holy Land, and we use that money from the military budget to improve American infrastructure and to rid America of the use of fossil fuel to save the environment; further, America must regulate business like Franklin Roosevelt did, “bust the trusts” like Teddy Roosevelt did and eliminate huge banks and corporate conglomerates that are too big to fail.

The shameful thing is that America has done this in the past (in the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Teddy Roosevelt) and then our nation was destroyed by the likes of Ronald Reagan and the Neocon Republican elitists “trickle down economy theorists”.

America right now needs a revolution, the likes of Bernie Sanders; I love Bernie and he is the only candidate my conscience will allow me to support and vote for.

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Bernie is the only one, Presidential candidate, who has always lived the truly American philosophy of “We the People”, never wavered, and never traded away the People’s needs.

America does not need a President that can “bargain away the People’s needs”, working with the Neocon Republicans; America needs a President that will meet the People’s needs despite the Neocon Republicans. NO BARGAINING AWAY THE PEOPLE’S NEEDS, NO BUSH TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY, NO NAFTA AND TPP TRADE AGREEMENTS TO TAKE AWAY AMERICAN WORKERS JOBS, NO PRIVATIZING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NO ELIMINATING AMERICAN WORKERS’ TRADE UNIONS, NO SUPPRESSION OF POOR AND MINORITY VOTERS.

We need to return to what made America great FOR THE PEOPLE, and Bernie is ONLY person presently representing the People and their needs. Any American with an ounce of sense can see that and will register to vote for Bernie and anyone else other than a Neocon Republican. The Neocon Republican Party is not a political party, it is an elitist’s club.

IF YOU READ THIS AND AGREE, PASS IT ON, BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY WAY OTHER PEOPLE WILL EVER SEE IT! CORPORATE AMERICA’S MAIN-STREAM NEWS MEDIA WILL NEVER MENTION IT!

U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA EXPRESSES HIS OWN ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’ OPINION IN A U.S. SUPREME COURT HEARING

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Today I’m reading, “Justice Scalia Thinks Black Students Belong In ‘Slower-Track’ Schools”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/antonin-scalia-black-students_5668804ae4b009377b236c70

In oral argument in the case “Fisher v. University of Texas, a contentious affirmative action case,” Justice Scalia made the following remarks:

“There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well,” Scalia said, “as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school … a slower-track school where they do well.”

“They (African American Students) come from lesser schools where they do not feel that … they’re being pushed ahead­­ in classes that are too fast for them,” Scalia said.

Personally, as a school teacher for almost all of my life, and having taught kids of every race, religion, and national heritage, I find Justice Scalia’s remarks ludicrous and outrageous.

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I’m wondering if Justice Scalia feels the same about his colleague on the court, African American U. S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, a graduate of Holy Cross University and Yale Law School; and make a note, I am not a fan of Justice Thomas. (Justice Thomas is no Justice Thurgood Marshal whom he replaced.)

For all of my life as a student as well as a teacher, I have felt that our White Supremacist Caucasian American Society has through discrimination, prevented ‘most’ African American students of great potential, the opportunity and education needed so that they could study and contribute to the well-being and improvement of our American society and humanity.

Needless to say, I have been a witness to this injustice; and I can say unequivocally that academic potential is not limited to White Supremacist Caucasian students.

Furthermore, I use the term “White Supremacist Caucasian” because it is a valid term, based upon my lifetime experience as a professional educator, in American Education.

And, I can only express my total disappointment in my American democratic Republic; I weep for America.

LISTEN, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A WAR ON TERROR, ANY MORE THAN A WAR ON DRUGS, OR A WAR ON POVERTY! THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE IN 2016

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Today, I read about a “War on ISIS terrorism”.

A terrorist is a criminal, neither terrorists nor terrorism is a sovereign State, police are necessary to apprehend criminals and should apprehend criminals; war and armies are necessary to wage war on a sovereign state that threatens another sovereign State; Having suffered as terrorist attack does not give any sovereign state a right to invade another sovereign state unless that SOVEREIGN STATE was absolutely proven to be responsible for those specific terrorist attacks against the victim State.

There is NO SUCH THING AS A WAR ON TERROR OR TERRORISM.

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The Saudi Arabian terrorist bin Laden was solely responsible for the heinous Nine-Eleven attack on the United States and neither the sovereign nation of Afghanistan nor the Afghan People had any knowledge nor were responsible for the Nine-Eleven Attack and neither was the sovereign State Iraq, nor the sovereign state of Saudi Arabia. Legally, neither the invasion of Afghanistan nor the invasion of Iraq were justified for bin Laden’s heinous Nine-Eleven terrorist attack.

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Every nation where acts of terror have threatened, or have actually experienced a terrorist attack, are obligated to have their police find and apprehend the criminal terrorists.

Having suffered a terrorist attack does not give any sovereign State a right to invade another sovereign State unless that sovereign state was absolutely proven to be responsible for those specific terrorist attacks.

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The United States of America, its Congress, and its President made a mistake in invading Afghanistan and Iraq and owe those nations an apology, which will never compensate those nations for all the terror and devastation they have suffered all these years. Unfortunately, the American People, who were not directly responsible for those wars, have suffered terror and devastation also.

America is preparing for a new election for President and Congress; they should be apprised and reminded of the history of Nine-Eleven, its cause and any ‘real’ purpose for the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, while the People are preparing for voting in 2016. This is all important to the American democratic Republic.