Archive for March, 2016

WHO WILL BE AMERICA’S PRESIDENT IN 2017; WILL IT BE GOD OR SOME GOD DAMNED MORTAL?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Today, I’m reading Republican Speaker Paul Ryan’s, “Republican Party Newsletter”.

Of course I became deeply disturbed by some of Paul Ryan’s words.

In Speaker Paul Ryan’s newsletter, he wrote: “We are the Easter People”, March 27, 2016: http://spkrryan.us/1LKrchv

“Today is Easter Sunday, a joyful day of redemption, but when we look at the state of the world, there is reason for fear and anxiety.

“On Tuesday, ISIS, the radical Islamic terrorist group, committed harrowing acts of terror, killing dozens of innocent people in Brussels at the very heart of Western Europe.

“In Iraq and Syria, ISIS has been committing systematic, targeted attacks against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities. Last week, our government finally called these atrocities what they are: a genocide.

“As the United States and our allies are confronted with evil, let us heed the words of former Pope John Paul II, “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

“We will not give up. We will stand with our allies. We will defeat terror.”

PAUL RYAN PIUS

Personally, there are some things that I dislike about both political parties, Democrats and Republicans; this Republican Newsletter sent to me is one thing about the Republican Party that I cannot help but criticize.

It would appear to me that Jesus Christ said, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and render unto God, that which is God’s” and our U.S. Constitution says basically the same thing, “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .“ To me, that is excellent thinking derived from two very different sources. America’s First Amendment is considered the “Separation of Church and State Amendment”, according to Thomas Jefferson and not God.

Therefore as for me, I abhor having American politicians, and in this case the leading Republican, “using” a Christian religious holiday and Christianity itself, for political purposes.

Personally, my religions is private and I never would “use” my God.

Politically, I am required to register as a Democrat, in order to vote in the Democratic Party primary, but otherwise, I do not consider myself deeply committed to the Democratic Party Establishment, with whom I totally disagree, on many issues.

However, I will say that I cannot think of a time when Democrats “used” Christianity; however, it appears to me that the Republicans continuously “use Christianity and the Christian Church” for political purpose and have also been known to “use the Jewish faith” for political purposes, and presently continuously show hatred for and condemn mothers, fathers, and children of the Muslim faith throughout the world, including American Muslims”, for Republican’s own political purposes.

Republicans deeply offend me personally, and as an American; and, I haven’t voted for a Republican candidate since the “Good Old Days” (admittedly, I have at times voted a split ticket).

In America, we pride ourselves for enjoying liberty, including the Freedom of Speech; however, there are according to the U.S. Supreme Court, limitations on American’s Freedom of Speech, for example “Shouting fire in a crowded theater” would not be Constitutionally protected according to the court.

Personally, I consider shouting “All Muslims are terrorists”, is legally the same as “Shouting fire in a crowded theater”!

In 1954, America pass federal legislation, the Communist Control Act (68 Stat. 775, 50 U.S.C. 841-844) making the Communist Party illegal in America, ostensibly for shouting “Communists, arise and takeover the American Government!” Communist speech was not considered free speech; need I remind you that 2016 is an election year and the Republicans would very much like to “take over the American government” in the name of Christianity, in condemnation of the Muslim faith, and making threats to all of the people including Americans, of the Muslim faith. Just perhaps, we should consider making the Republican party illegal in America!

And today, Donald Trump is the leading Republican Candidate.

Very frankly, I am sick and tired of politics and Republicans, the political imposing of Christianity on non-Christian American citizens, and lying and condemning all Muslims for being Terrorists; actually, I’m sick of American politics and the “buying of candidates and elections”, as well.

After looking at all of the candidates in 2016, there is only one candidate that I can actually conscientiously support; and typically, that candidate is a Democratic Party candidate that both Republicans and the standard Democratic Party Establishment disavows; it is Bernie Sanders, of course.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as a bird lands on his podium when he addresses the crowd during a rally at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as a bird lands on his podium when he addresses the crowd during a rally at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Mr. Sanders among other things, is a Jew, and America has never had a President of the Jewish Faith (I am not Jewish, personally), who is also a liberal progressive with an impeccable lifetime liberal progressive political record of: opposing racism, opposing mixing religion with politics, opposing the inequity of income in America, and opposing elections and political favors being bought by the wealthy and Wall Street, and Sanders consistently represents the interests of America’s working Middle Class and Poor.

Bernie has been viciously condemned by both Republican and Democratic Parties as being a Communist because he believes in the U.S. Post Office, being a revolutionary because he wants a bloodless revolution to restore democracy in American, and Bernie is condemned as not being a Democrat by the Democratic Party DC Establishment. Consequently my conclusion is and only can be that therefore, Bernie Sanders must be the best damn candidate for President of the United States in 2016!

POPE FRANCIS 5 THUMBS UP

And in conclusion, I would remind Republican Speaker Paul Ryan that Pope John Paul II is no longer the Pope, and Pope Francis is now the leader of Catholicism; Pope Francis, I feel confident, would tend to agree with me more than Speaker Ryan and Pope Paul II, and “God only knows why”!

THOUSANDS PETITION TO ALLOW GUNS AT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION FOR ‘SAFETY’!

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Today, I’m reading, “Thousands Petition To Allow Guns At Republican Convention For ‘Safety’’: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-convention-guns-petition_us_56f70018e4b014d3fe234d28

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Personally, I’m all for open gun carry at the Republican convention; and, it will probably reduce the number of candidates, which is a good thing, right?

In fact, the Republicans might consider changing the name of their party from, Republicans, which really doesn’t fit anymore, to “Cowboys” like the Dallas football team; that would appear to be appropriate under the circumstances.

And, it provides a lot of prospects for a new logo.

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I can hardly wait!

AMERICA, AMERICA, AMEND YOUR CONSTITUION, THROW OUT THE RASCALS, HAVE A BLOODLESS REVOLUTION, AND TAKE BACK YOUR GOVERNMENT, FORMERLY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE!

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Today, I received one of those extremist right wing Neocon Republican emails singing the praise of convicted criminal Col. Oliver North, who was a part of the Iran/Contra scandal of Republican President Reagan’s Administration.

Ollie North is a convicted criminal who was freed on appeal because President Papa Bush, the Republican President who followed President Reagan, PARDONED ALL THE WITNESSES TO THE IRAN/CONTRA CRIME. Ollie North is a liar who was involved in the Iran-contra cost scandal of the President Reagan Presidency. President Reagan personally pleaded HIS IGNORANCE OF THE AFFAIR and was never prosecuted. Today, President Reagan is a Republican Party Hero, and so is Col. Oliver Norrth.

Today, Col. Oliver North is a frequent contributor to Fox News, a newspaper columnist, and has his own TV Show. Crime pays!

OLIVER NORTH INDICTED

How anyone can have allegiance to either political party is a mystery to me; there are 2 causes of chaos and the elimination of democracy from America, and I personally serve neither, one is America’s two political parties and the other is the extremist Christian churches. They are both nothing but NON PROFIT CORPORATIONS, WHO ARE WEALTHY FROM THEIR PROFITS, AND THEY CONTROL DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AND GOVERNMENT IN AMERICA!

No one in America appears to pay any attention to past history, the People are ignorant of American and world History and continue to make the same mistakes, over and over again.

In the European Middle ages, from where the founding of America comes from, the Exceedingly Wealthy (Royalty) Christians left all their fortunes to the church hoping to buy their own salvation; the Church ultimately ended up with all the wealth.

The People then rose up in righteous indignation and took away the wealth of the Church and gave it to their government, usually the cities who made the church propery, convents and monasteries into museums (I’ve been there, seen that).

And then in Medieval History the Labor Unions (Guilds) organized and created the Middle Class from the Medieval Elite and Peasants (I’ve been a labor union member and experienced it).

GUILDS SET LOCAL RULES MEMBER MONOPOLY

Today, the Republican Party would eliminate all Labor Unions and labor law from America.

And then in 1787, the US Constitution was born, after a Revolutionary War of 1776! My ancestors fought in that War of Independence in 1776, and proudly fought on the right (winning) side, and the United States of America was conceived, and made the Constitutional law of the land FOR THE TIMES AND TECHNOLOGY OF 1787!

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The Constitutional forefathers were the avant guard of their times; in all their wisdom, they provided for Amendments to their constitution for consideration of advanced technology and greater intelligence of their progeny. Unfortunately, less intelligent Americans have misused the amending process of the U.S. Constitution to enact silly things like, prohibition (Amendment 18), rescinding prohibition (Amendment 21), and term limitation for Presidents, denying citizens their choice of President after he successfully serves two terms, because Republicans could not defeat Franklin Roosevelt in 4 elections (Amendment 22).

However, today’s technology has surpassed all 1787 predictions, and Americans today could have much more democracy than our forefathers ever dreamed of, if only Americans were wise enough to change our Constitution and allow citizens the direct democracy that today’s technology can provide.

With today’s technology, citizens could directly vote to elect their Presidents, they could hold national referendums by the People, and vote directly on important national issues, as some other democracies do, and thus alleviate the problem America faces today, of Corporate America buying candidates and elections, manipulating of justice, and replacing the American democratic Republic with a plutocratic oligarchy and a Government of the minority.

Our representative government (a democratic republic) was established in 1887 to satisfy a People and a society of a slave economy, State oriented government, 1887 communications, persecution of native Americans, and very little technology to work with. Today Americans are more of a union than of United States (thanks to Abe Lincoln) and technically Americans need to unite and become a United People of America instead of a United States of America. State boundaries today create more problems than solutions.

CONSTITUTION CONVENION W 1787

Americans, ask yourself are you an Alabamian, Alaskian, Zonie, Arkie, or Californian, or whatever State, or do you consider yourself American; you cannot serve two masters.

My fellow Americans, it is time to amend our Constitution and become the United People of America! It is particularly evident that change is needed as we experience this absolutely zany and dangerous political “primary election” in 2016!

What the American People need is more democracy, more timely control of their government, more than two political parties, more governmental control of our economy to provide a more equitable distribution of wealth; and we need to eliminate the power of wealth and extremist religion in our government and become once again a government of us, the people: “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.”

It is now time for We the People to amend our Constitution to regain the American democratic American Republic of historic 1787, for the people of 2016 with 2016 Technology. And 2016 is OUR time!

BERNIE SANDER’S 2016 REVOLUTION FOR “ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE” EXPLAINED, WIN OR LOSE THE PRIMARY ELECTION, AND THE MESSAGE FOR THE WHOEVER WINS!

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Today I read, “Bernie Sanders Lays Out His Requirements For Endorsing Hillary Clinton”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-endorsement_us_56f45bf0e4b014d3fe22b4a7

And Personally, I thought it was a fantastic move and here is why. Bernie is representing the working Middle Class and Poor Americans who make up a majority of the population and that is why he has a large “devoted” following; but odds have always been against him winning against the Party Establishment and Wall Street money.

Hillary, the “moderate Republican-Light” Democratic candidate, is predicted to win handily with the centrist DC Establishment “fixing the primary” along with the support of Wall Street and the Military-Industrial Complex that supports Hillary’s platform.

BERNIE AND HILLARY COMPARED THE ONE DIFFERENCE

Hillary entered the campaign claiming the nomination saying, “It’s my turn”, as if losing the primary in 2008 entitled her to the nomination in 2016, like in a game of checkers, or Monopoly.

And interesting enough, Hillary Clinton had no serious liberal progressive challengers, which led Bernie to enter the primary to provide the voters who supported liberal progressive Obama in 2008, a candidate that liberal progressive working Middle Class and Poor could vote for.

Bernie appears to have been so successful in running a campaign without Wall Street money that the Democratic Party DC Establishment had to take him seriously and have gone to great lengths to totally destroy Sanders as a candidate.

From my perspective, Bernie has ran an excellent campaign showing who he is, a lifelong liberal progressive candidate with an impeccable record, and has convinced the working Middle Class and Poor that he represents them and their needs, and he has no interest in the Presidency for his own aggrandizement.

Bernie was never taken seriously until now; but with his modem of success without Wall Street Support, the Democratic Party Establishment has begun to understand that liberal progressive supporters are voting their conscience for Bernie, and not voting for the Democratic Party line; and voters for Bernie just might not be inclined to caste the vote for Hillary in the general election, if they have no literal progressive issues for whom to vote.

For example, the Democratic Establishment candidate, Hillary is a “moderate, Republican-Lite” Democrat, who voted with Republicans in 2002, for W. Bush’s Iraq Invasion Resolution.

The agonizing Iraq War was particularly devastating for working Middle Class and Poor American families. It was working Middle class and Poor’s sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and fathers and mothers who made up the peacetime army; primarily they were in the military for the GI benefits to attend college, or in the National Guard for earning a few extra bucks for their family.

But instead of earning a college education, or making a few extra bucks for the family, the soldiers were sent to Iraq instead, and were killed, maimed, or returned from war with PTSD and no jobs or money. A huge majority of those soldiers were predominantly of Middle Class and Poor families, who tend to vote Democratic and vote liberal progressive out of necessity.

So with moderate Hillary Clinton (who voted for the tragic Iraq War of aggression) presumably winning the primary and the nomination, with a fix by the Democratic Party Establishment, and support of Wall Street and the Military/Industrial complex, the question is, will liberal progressive Bernie supporters vote for Hillary in the general election, if she wins the primary?

Today, Hillary is convinced that she has the nomination and is concentrating on opposing the Republican candidates.

However, Hillary knows if she wants to win the Presidency, she must find a way to win the votes of all those voters who voted for Bernie, who Hillary condemned as an Independent and a Socialist in the primary.

And those liberal progressive voters for Bernie believe their government exists to provide for the People collectively, those things like affordable health care that the People are unable to provide for their self as an individual. Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, ““We the People of the United States, 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 of the United States of America.”

Obama had the same problem of winning over the loser, Hillary’s voters in 2008, and that is how Hillary became Secretary of State; that was second prize in 2008.

In a television interview last week, Bernie was asked, if Hillary wins the nomination, would you accept the Vice Presidency; to which Bernie very quietly and emphatically said, “No!”

“What would it take for you to support Hillary in the general election and not run for President as an Independent,” Bernie was asked.

Basically, Bernie answered that the question was inappropriate because he had not yet lost the nomination, he intended to win, and then he said something seldom heard in American politics.

Bernie said he wasn’t running for President for the prestige of being President.

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He was instead fighting for a Revolution to stop the inequity in income in America that favors the rich; he is fighting for the needs of every American, not just the wealthy contributors, he is fighting to eliminate poverty, and provide jobs and decent pay for workers.

Bernie was fighting for a democracy where the Wall Street does not buy candidates and elections, a nation that controls business and banking and business and banking does not control the nation.

The revolution he is advocating is an America where Americans working full time do not have to live in poverty, an America where women earn the same as men, an America where adequate health care is a Right of every American.

And that is exactly what it would take for him to support any other candidate.

AMERICAN SHAME CONTINUES; WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Today I’m reading, “US official: Gitmo transfers have resulted in American deaths”: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-official-gitmo-transfers-have-resulted-in-american-deaths/ar-BBqQ4Dw?ocid=spartandhp

When will Americans learn that the Gitmo “detainees” were imprisoned illegally according to International Law, which America accepts by Treaty approved by the Senate. Many prisoners were sadistically tortured in violation of International Law in a total lack of compassion and human dignity.

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In American Law, Americans maintain that a person is considered innocent until proven guilty; the prisoners in Gitmo were presumed guilty, period. They had no hearing as required by International Law, they had no trial, they were not set free at the end of the war as required by International Law, and they are still rotting in Prison. Some were young adolescents when originally imprisoned a decade an half ago.

In regard to prisoners released responsible for American military deaths, in America our courts of justice must first determine whether or not a killing was legally justified; self-defense is a legal justification.

In regards to the very existence of “Gitmo” and Torture of Prisoners of War, Internationally, America has a reputation in this world of being the bad guys, for very good reason.

GITMO PRISON GOOOD PIC 2

When former President W. Bush was invited to speak in Switzerland a few years ago, he was notified that a subpoena would be served him, for having committed crimes against humanity; President W. Bush wisely chose to cancel his speech and his appearance. President W. Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld consequently do not do a lot of world traveling for very good reason.

This kind of information just does not get publicity in America. What gets publicity in America is how terrible it is that President Obama promised America that he would close down Gitmo (and hopefully raze it) and the opposition from Congress to the closing and holding Gitmo prisoners in America where they would be subject to the American justice system. President Obama was elected by a majority of Americans; members of Congress were elected by minorities in Gerrymandered Congressional Districts; need any more be said.

Gitmo prison is a cancer in America, as is America’s inhumane torturing of prisoners, and America’s illicit wars of aggression in the Mideast; America has a shameful reputation in the world. And when our President Obama makes every effort to change America’s status in the world, the Republicans and some Democrats use hateful and damning rhetoric condemning him for his efforts and accuse him of betrayal.

It is time for Americans to own up to their sadistic war mongering and torturing reputation, and try to make amends. America has a reputation for imprisoning our own youth, giving them a prison record for smoking pot of all things, and allowing our highest government officials to commit crimes against humanity with impunity and waging aggressive and religious wars against other sovereign nations.

Americans are seemingly totally unaware that the rest of the world has come to see America as a shameful sadistic renegade Republic, guilty of crimes against humanity that sings the praises of W. Bush, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz!

When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn!

THE BRUSSELS ISIS ATTACK OF 2016; WHAT IS THE CAUSE, WHAT IS THE ANSWER?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Today, I’m reading about the latest ISIS attack in Brussels.

And personally, I’m remembering that Sen. Hillary Clinton voted for the ‘Iraq Invasion Resolution’ in 2002 with other Republicans and Democratic Party “Republican Lites”, who created ISIS with their 2003 Saddam Folly for Corporate American benefit and oil, referred to as the ‘Iraq War’.

So now, ISIS Terrorists who suffered devastation from America’s Iraq War are seeking revenge for their homes being destroyed and families killed; all that terrorists appear to know, is that they are capable of attacking those who attacked them and their families, destroyed their lives, and caused them extreme grief. And, terrorists have a definite reason, a cause; and the world faces horrendous terrorist attacks for that cause!

In this photo provided by Georgian Public Broadcaster and photographed by Ketevan Kardava a man is wounded in Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after explosions were heard Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A developing situation left at least one person and possibly more dead in explosions that ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport Tuesday, police said. All flights were canceled, arriving planes were being diverted and Belgium's terror alert level was raised to maximum, officials said. (Ketevan Kardava/ Georgian Public Broadcaster via AP)

In this photo provided by Georgian Public Broadcaster and photographed by Ketevan Kardava a man is wounded in Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after explosions were heard Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A developing situation left at least one person and possibly more dead in explosions that ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport Tuesday, police said. All flights were canceled, arriving planes were being diverted and Belgium’s terror alert level was raised to maximum, officials said. (Ketevan Kardava/ Georgian Public Broadcaster via AP)

What hath the evil W. Bush, Cheney, and Cheney’s “hunting buddy”, Justice Scalia’s U.S. Supreme Court wrought?

Worse, now the very American People who caused ISIS, are blaming it on the poor refugees that they their self, created.

God, or the Devil, works in strange ways!

America broke the Mideast but America is not capable of fixing it. Unfortunately, the Mideast will have to be the one to fix it and none of the Mideast countries are willing or able to fix America’s blunder of all time; how about America handing over Bush and Cheney and all Republicans and “Democrat Republican Lites” who supported the Iraq carnage, to ISIS in exchange for world peace?

Placing blame doesn’t fix anything, remember; and blaming refugees OR American War Hawks will not fix anything. However, you have to know the cause of ISIS before you can ever hope to alleviate it. Blaming refugees, or religious beliefs, or politics isn’t going to eliminate the cause of Terrorists, who have a totally different “cause”!

So now Hillary wants to be President of the U.S.A.; and Hillary recently said in reaction to the Iran Nuclear Peace treaty that as President, she “would not rule out America attacking Iran”; Holy crap! How is that for an ISIS solution?

And today, I haven’t found Hillary Clinton’s ISIS solution for this Brussels ISIS attack, anywhere in the news; and, now would be a good time to look really Presidential with a Presidential solution, and it will require something more than having a vagina, to resolve this current terrible ISIS Terrorist “issue”!

It is safe to say that no one has a solution to ISIS Terrorism, based on the “cause” of ISIS terrorism. Pity, it gives everyone something to think about; and we all know what DOESN’T WORK!

Sometimes the only solution is to say, “I’m sorry” and sing a few choruses of, “Amazing Grace”!

TERM LIMITS FOR PRESIDENT OR ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICE IS A HORRIBLE AND EXCEEDLINGLY UNDEMOCRATIC CONCEPT THAT IS DAMAGING TO THE PEOPLE

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Term limits for Presidents is a Republican thing; it seemed to Republicans that was the only way to stop gifted creative leaders of the People like and especially like 4 term President Franklin Roosevelt. I happened to live through FDR; Americans did not want anyone else to be their President and Constitutional term limits were the only way the Republicans could think of to deny the People the leadership of the man they wanted for their President.

Republicans are not very creative.

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT DECL WAR AGAINST GERMAN

Personally, I think term limits are unconstitutional because it denies the citizens their choice of President, just because he has served two terms with excellence; why not instead, have the opposition put up an even better candidate to compete?

Republicans just can’t do that; they don’t have any appealing candidates.

They only time the Republicans win is when the Democratic Party centrist DC Establishment rigs the primary so the People have no liberal progressive Democrat to vote for, but instead the Establishment has rigged the primary for the Establishment “moderate Republican Lite” Democratic candidate and eliminated the People’s liberal progressive candidate for the benefit of Corporate American financial contributions.

Some of America’s greatest heroes have committed their lives to serving the People in government; why isn’t that an honorable thing to do?

It is time we brought our Constitution up to date so the People get a candidate that benefits the liberal progressive American working Middle Class and Poor majority!

Personally I would vote for Obama for president for a third term rather than any of the candidates in 2016, including the 2016 candidate he defeated in 2008 and 2012. Do you think voters have changed their minds? No, the People are deprived of the choice by the 22nd Amendment.

HERE IS A MUSICAL TREAT, YOU CAN’T MISS; I HOPE YOU TRY IT OUT FOR YOUR SAKE!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Today, I was directed to this video by the spirits, and it soothed my soul, “Amazing Grace, by Wintley Phipps”: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=1312

It moved me to share with everyone who might have missed it. It is a Christian White slave spiritual, that has always had a ‘spiritual effect” on me and on most people I know, more than any religious music; and I don’t really think it is necessary to be a Christian to appreciate it.

While I absorbed it, I was thinking of how my non-Christian friend would take it; and listening closely to the words, I didn’t think they would object, and they could appreciate it in their own right, as much as I did. To me, it is spiritual and not religious in the ordinary sense, though it can be interpreted as your soul requires it; but it is real soul music.

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Wintley Phipps’ rendition is set up so well by his “introduction” that the actual singing brings down the entire hall, and me with it. For me it felt sort of like hearing it for the first time for what it really is and I’ve heard it and loved it every time; but this was the best.

And, I wondered if Christian White Supremacist could hate this song.

I’d be interested in other people’s evaluation of this video?

HOW IS THIS FOR A PLEASANT SURPRISE IN A DISMAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR!

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Today, I was duly impressed by this article and video, “Merrick Garland, Tutor”: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/03/19/merrick-garland-tutor?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email580-image&utm_campaign=SCOTUS

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MERRICK GARLAND TUTOR

This was a story about a man that I had never heard of, named Merrick Garland; the story is a simple story about a man who volunteered to tutor elementary school students and has been a volunteer for 10 years.

But what most impressed me was, the man’s commitment to kids, the reason for the man’s volunteering commitment, and the nature of the man’s daytime job.

All my life, I was a public school teacher by choice; and my purpose had been to make schools a place kids would want to go and where kids would actually enjoy working, to learn.

My concept of kids was that they had been born with all the intelligence they would every have, kids are capable of learning anything, and they were no different from any adult, except they had neither the experience, nor opportunity to learn that most adults had; for me, children are never inferior to adults in any way intellectually regardless of age.

Unfortunately, I did not find most adult teachers, adult parents, and just adults, agreed with my concept of children; and I discovered that children were very much aware of adults looking down on children as inferior intellectually, and more.

So I was stricken by Mr. Garland’s diligence and fortitude in his volunteer endeavor tutoring children and especially I was impressed by why he did it.

MERRICK GARLAND AND FAMILY
MERRICK GARLAND AND HIS FAMILY

In all honesty, I have not been duly impressed with humanity in America during this Presidential Election year of 2016; therefore, the highlight of this election year for me, so far, was to discover that Merrick Garland in this story was actually the man who President Obama has appointed to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

God is good!

JUST WHO AM I, WHAT AM I, AND AM I A GOOD PERSON OR A BAD PERSON DEPENDING WHO I VOTE FOR AS AN AMERICAN WORKING PERSON?

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Today I was castigated by a good friend, who is a loyal registered Democrat, for my vote in the Democratic primary. I am not a good Democrat, I vote my conscience and you cannot do that as a loyal member of a political party; as a loyal party member you are required to support whoever they demand you support. So, I’m bad, I’m bad, I’m bad; I vote my conscience, instead!

Here below is my letter to my good friend; it really isn’t about the primary election at all, it is simply all about who I am, what I am, and why I am what I am and that is all that I ‘yam’!

BERNIE AND HILLARY COMPARED THE ONE DIFFERENCE

So, without further ado, here is my letter explaining why I’m voting for Bernie Sanders for Democratic Presidential candidate, or not voting at all for Hillary Clinton for anything:

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN TWO TERMS OF W. BUSH; WAS W. BUSH,THE RESULT OF LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VOTERS NOT VOTING OR VOTING FOR NADER, OR THE LOUSY CENTRIST DC ESTABLISHMENT DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES? YOU CHOOSE TO BLAME LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VOTERS INSTEAD OF LOUSY DEMOCRAT CENTRIST ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATES THAT ARE RIGGED BY DEMOCRAT CENTRIST DC ESTABLISHMENT THAT YOU SUPPORT. SO, THE DEMOCRAT “CENTRIST” DC ESTABLISHMENT RIGS THE CANDIDATES AND THEN BLAMES THEIR OWN LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE VOTERS WHEN THEY LOSE.

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED BY A WORKER’S LABOR PARTY THAT REPRESENTS THE WORKING MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR AMERICAN MAJOIRTY, INSTEAD OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CENTRIST DC ESTABLISHMENT PARTY CATERING TO CORPORATE AMERICA’S WEALTH AND WALL STREET CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS TO GO!

YES, BERNIE IS A SIMPLE POLITICIAN WHO HAS BEEN ELECTED FREE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S ESTABLISHMENT SUPPORT; I CONSIDER THAT A GOOD REASON TO SUPPORT HIM SINCE HE DEFEATED BOTH DEMOCRATIC PARTY ESTABLISHMENT “REPUBLICAN LITE” AND THE REPUBLICANS; I PREFER NOT TO SUPPORT DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPORTING NAFTA, TPP, AND THE IRAQ WARS (BOTH)! THAT IS SUICIDAL FOR THE WORKING MIDDLE CLASSE AND POOR!

PROBABLY THE AMERICAN WORKERS BIGGEST MISTAKE IS LETTING CORPORATE AMERICA CONVINCE WORKERS THAT THEY ARE NOT LABOR, INSTEAD THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS; A SECRETARY IS NOT LABOR, A SECRETARY IS AN “ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT”, AND A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER IS NOT LABOR, A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER IS “AN ENGINEER”, AND AN EMPLOYEE IS NOT AN EMPLOYEE, THEY ARE “PRIVATE CONTRACTORS”. THESE WORKERS ARE BEING FUCKED OVER BY THEIR OWN VANITY!

I SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE AS A TEACHER, AND MY POLITICIAN EMPLOYERS (BOARD OF EDUCATION) CONSTANTLY TRIED TO CONVINCE ME THAT I WAS NOT LABOR, NOT A WORKER, AND NOT AN EMPLOYEE; THEY TOLD ME I WAS A PROFESSIONAL, A CONTRACTOR, AND A TEACHER; AND WHEN I DISAGEED, THEY WANTED TO FIRE ME BUT THEY HAD “NO CAUSE”, HOWEVER THEY DID “BLACK BALL” ME FROM OTHER EMPLOYMENT SUCCESSFULLY.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, LIKE MY WORKING FATHER, WORKING GRANDFATHER, ETC. I KNEW FROM CHILDHOOD THAT I WOULD BE A “WORKER” ALL MY LIFE; AND, I HAVE MY SELF RESPECT, MY CONSCIENCE IS CLEAR, AND I MAY BE BROKEN, BUT I SURVIVED AND I’M GODDAMN PROUD OF MYSELF? I ACCEPT SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS WITHOUT SHAME AND I VOTE FOR BERNIE WITH PRIDE AND I REFUSE TO VOTE FOR HILLARY, TOTALLY FREE OF BLAME FOR THE TRUMPS IN THIS WORLD, AND I WRITE THIS ALL IN CAPITAL LETTERS?