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November 4, 2010

Beware of Career Politicians!

Washington seems to be irrevocably broken. We no longer have politicians who leave their communities from Alabama to Wisconsin and go to work in Washington on issues that will benefit their constituents. Once elected by their home town and state, politicians go to Washington armed with personal agendas and to do lists. That’s why D.C. is currently filled with Republicrats and the Class of 2010 will introduce Teapublicrats into Washington’s political structure. If a politician goes to Washington and dares to try to change the corrupt, crooked, fraudulent practices s/he will be labeled as ‘Public Enemy Number One’ and everything they try to work on — no matter how good for America — will be blocked. Saying that our government is a social order of elite cliques is an understatement.

Washington is FILLED with career politicians who are only interested in getting rich and re-elected. I am not being scornful nor am I mocking people who are civic minded. It is just difficult to explain why anyone would spend $150 MILLION dollars on a campaign to get a job that pays $180,000 a year. What could cause such a reckless financial decision? Could it be the personal benefits: the kickbacks, salary for life, unbelievable insurance and the ability to vote for a raise for yourself?

Washington is damaged and only American voters can change it. We have to put a stop to this madness that works against us. The only people who seem to benefit from the Washington political system are the corrupt Washington fat cats. We need term limits: two 2 year terms. Politicians should campaign the way they intend to govern and govern like they campaigned. Politicians should go to Washington, focus on what they campaigned to do to benefit their community and then leave D.C. when they’ve done their job. We need to stop politicians’ ‘special benefits’. Politicians should receive Social Security and Medicare just like everyone else. There should be a five dollar limit on campaign contributions and only from individual American citizens. We need our elected officials to be civic minded public servants instead of special interest directed career politicians.

We also need to be independent thinkers. That’s the only way Americans are going to benefit from our political system. Do not let either political party control your mind. Do not hate a candidate only because he is a Democrat. Do not hate a candidate only because she is a Republican. Do not trust a candidate just because she is a Democrat. Do not trust a candidate just because he is a Republican. If you do, you will forever be their puppet without benefits.

Yesterday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he will not work with President Obama on Programs that will benefit Democrats and Republicans alike. He said that his goal is to get a Republican in as President in 2012. Excuse me, but how does this help Americans get jobs, and loans, and homes and cars? He doesn’t care about how his decision will create consequences for you and me. Plotting the next election only benefits his personal agenda. McConnell is the Senate minority leader with an obligation to govern for Americans in a manner that transcends his own partisan goals.

It seems that given the choice of supporting something that was good for the country, but would also benefit Barack Obama politically, McConnell would screw over Americans. He is willing to do what’s beneficial for his personal political agenda; and not necessarily good for us Americans.

Our Teapublicrats MUST work together in the next two years so that America can get out of the ditch she’s in. If these politicians do not work together we will all suffer tremendously.

If the economy does not improve soon, more businesses will lay off more employees. Those of us with jobs could lose our jobs. If we lose our jobs we can’t buy anything or support our local businesses. If we don’t support our local businesses they will go out of business. If they go out of business there will be less taxes coming into our communities. If there are less taxes flowing into our community our Mayors will have to cut services in our communities and the downward spiral will continue until we are ALL affected. This can turn into a living nightmare for all of us. We have to work together as Americans and make it clear to individual politicians we elected that they must work for us, that getting America back on its financial feet is goal number one.

Our politicians are living THEIR American dream. We have to convince them to work for us: for you and me so that we can live our American dream.

We have to let them know that we will not tolerate 2 years of dysfunction that leads to more suffering for us while they sit on their behinds and get paid. We have to remind them that we the voters have the power to stop their dreams. We have to demand that they work together to create jobs and do what’s best for ALL of us.

Empower yourself. Force politicians to do the work you sent them to do in Washington. Contact your elected officials: tweet, email, call or write your Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor and Legislators and insist that they work together and do what’s right for America.

Contact your elected officials: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

June 15, 2009

Is Dick Cheney Now Anti-American?

In an interview with Jane Mayer for The New Yorker magazine, CIA Director Leon Panetta generated some media attention for saying that “it’s almost as if he is wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point.”

Cheney has repeatedly criticized the Obama Administration’s approach to terrorism and Panetta was responding to a speech the former vice president made at the American Enterprise Institute, where he accused the Administration of making the United States less safe for ordering the closure of the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, halting enhanced interrogations of suspected terrorists and reversing other Bush administration initiatives he says helped to prevent attacks on the U.S.

Panetta’s exact statement was, “I think he smells some blood in the water on the national-security issue. It’s almost, a little bit, gallows politics. When you read behind it, it’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that’s dangerous politics.”

Vice President Joe Biden was asked during an appearance Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” if he agreed.  The VP said that “he wouldn’t question the motive behind Cheney’s criticism. He said, “I think Dick Cheney’s judgment about how to secure America is faulty. I think our judgment is correct.”

Complete New Yorker article:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/22/090622fa_fact_mayer

June 11, 2009

Confirmation That Rush Limbaugh Is INSANE! Believes That White Supremacist Is A Leftist!!!

It was just a matter of time before divisive rhetoric and ideology like Rush Limbaugh’s send insane people over the edge and cause serious harm to communities in the United States.

Rush Limbaugh needs to be responsible and recognize that words are powerful and influence people.  Limbaugh has been selling fear to his listeners with extreme right wing propaganda.  It is dangerous.

It seems that guilt has taken hate monger Rush Limbaugh so much waaay over the edge that he’s now saying that cold blooded murderer James von Brunn, the man that murdered museum guard Stephen Tyrone Johns (who was kind and held the door open for him at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC) was influenced by the left wing!

This proves either that Limbaugh is c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y delusional and needs psychiatric help or that he is c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y selfish and is willing to destroy the Republican Party.

Limbaugh is uneducated about the facts he speaks about, he’s ignorant, selfish, dim-witted and a security hazard and at this point I think someone in the Secret Service should go to his office and have a conversation with him.

Watch the asinine and fanciful video of Limbaugh saying that white supremacist, Aryan Nation advocate, Jew hater, black people hater James von Brunn is a leftist:

February 20, 2009

The NY Post, Chimpanzee and Modern Day Racism

I must confess that I read the NY Post daily for years not because of their breaking news but because of their gossip column and fodder about NY social society and such. Needless to say I will have stopped reading the NY Post.

Like most people I was stunned, offended and irritated the very first time I saw the ‘cartoon’ – not the second or third time – it was immediately repulsive! Each time I look at the ‘cartoon’ I become increasingly insulted.

chimp-stimulus-ny-post Even at first glance the image of a black chimpanzee represented a black man to me.  Once I read the caption and the dead chimp was associated with the stimulus package I thought “dead black chimp equals dead black president”.  Too often in New York City’s history NYPD officers have shot innocent black men dead in the streets of NY. In that context alone the cartoon is highly offensive and a so called parody is plain distasteful!  In additon there is NOTHING funny about a woman being attacked and mauled by the angry 200 pound ape named Travis; there is nothing funny about 55 year old Charla Nash’s face being torn up by this wild beast so I don’t see how this is a parody.

Whether this was the imagery famed cartoonist Sean Delonas intended, the offensive and violent nature of his work should have been apparent to him – I’m sure he has some common sense.  If common sense eluded Sean Delonas then editor Col Allen should have had enough wisdom and good judgment to tell Delonas that his cartoon was not acceptable and explain to Delonas why it could be viewed as distasteful, hateful and abominable.

curious-george-t-shirts Not so long ago in May 2008 t-shirts were peddled in the state of Georgia by Marietta bar owner Mike Norman at his Mulligan’s Bar and Grill in Cobb County.  The image on the t-shirt showed a picture of Curious George peeling a banana, with the words “Obama ’08” underneath bringing back old stupid southern racist nonsense, gibberish and garbage.  Blacks in Georgia did not tolerate the hooey from Mike Norman and protested.  The publishing company that owns the Curious George image said they would take legal action to stop the sale of any t-shirt depicting Barack Obama as the monkey from their children’s books.

The history of moneys and apes being associated with blacks in America started with Buckner Payne.  In 1867 Reverend Buckner Payne an ignorant, unqualified junk scientist from the south said, “We take up the monkey, and trace him … through his upward and advancing orders – baboon, ourang-outang and gorilla, up to the negro, another noble animal, the noblest of the beast creation. The difference between these higher orders of the monkey and the negro is very slight, and consists mainly in this one thing: the negro can utter sounds that can be imitated; hence he could talk with Adam and Eve, for they could imitate his sounds.”  The full 48-page text of Buckner Payne’s “The Negro” as a pdf file can be viewed courtesy of Google, by following this link.

This description of blacks as non-human was published in 1867 – after the South lost the Civil War. Southern whites didn’t have to define Negroes as animals while they were enslaved and lived like animals on plantations. But once the Negro was free – and politically empowered during Reconstruction the defeated white Southerner felt the need psychologically and politically to justify their treatment of blacks by putting forth this idea that blacks were monkeys and therefore not  human.

In 1900, Charles Carroll (I have no idea what his expertise was) published a book expanding Buckner Payne’s notion. “The Negro a Beast” cites the Apostle Paul’s declaration that “there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts.”

Carroll wrote: “It becomes plain that the dog, the swine and the negro all belong to one kind of flesh – the flesh of beasts.”

He argued further that the “red, yellow and brown” races resulted from the “amalgamation” of whites and blacks. Therefore non-whites aren’t human either. To argue otherwise, according to Carroll, was a blasphemy equal to Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Carroll further stated that, “This modern church theory that the negro and the mixed-bloods are included in the Plan of Salvation is another result of putting man and the ape in the same family.”

I am still insulted that in 2009 The New York Post thought that they could brazenly and unashamedly publish this kind of muck and not be held accountable. 

There will be a protest at the NY Post building in Manhattan today, Friday, February 20 at 5pm.  If you cannot make the protest, you can write a letter to the editor and mail it to the New York Post New York Post, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-8790.  Or you can call them at (212) 930-8000 (hit 8 for the operator).  Or you can email a letter to the editor at letters@nypost.com.  You can also post your opinion at: http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/letters/letters_editor.htm

I pray that America gets over this Neanderthal thinking quickly.  United we stand.  Divided we will fall. We need unity in America.

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