Thursday, November 29, 2007

Repulican candidates and their issues. . .

. . . and man, do they have issues.

Huckabee tries to gloss over Ark. record
AP - Wed Nov 28, 5:20 PM ET
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Mike Huckabee's presidential rivals are pointing to chinks in his record as Arkansas' governor — from ethics complaints to tax increases to illegal immigration and his support for releasing a rapist who was later convicted of killing a Missouri woman.

This is the front runner in Iowa. He believes that modern science is wrong. Volumes of evidence and tens of thousands of scientists doing usually impeccable work are completely wrong and leading humanity down a false path of information.
Mr. Huckabee believes that evolution on Earth is bogus and that the real way life came to be as it is today is because some Magic Sky Pixie plunked his magic twanger and it all suddenly appeared out of nothing.
Yes folks, he really does. Sadly, he is not alone among the republican contenders.

Giuliani dismisses claim about expenses
By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
Wed Nov 28, 10:48 PM ET

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Rudy Giuliani dismissed a report Wednesday that he expensed the cost of his security detail to obscure city offices for trips to a Long Island resort as the then-mayor began an extramarital affair with current wife Judith Nathan.

Ahhh yes, here's the other front runner and apparent darling of the GOP desperate masses. This is the guy they want to hang their "family values" hat on.
Now, we all know that to the right wing fundies "family values" is all about what people do with their genitalia. Family values is not about feeding the hungry, clothing those who are bare or giving shelter to those who are homeless. It's not about making sure all the children and mothers in our country have decent healthcare or all the fathers make a living wage when they go out to work. It's not about putting our education system on a solid foundation so that every school in America can deliver the information and knowledge that ALL young minds need to excel.
No, "family values" is about keeping the poor teenager living in the ghetto away from the abortion doctor. "Family values" is about restricting what a person can and can not do sexually in their free time. "Family values" is about keeping birth control out of the hands of highly sexually active teens. "Family values" is about adopting an elitist white middle America conservative attitude toward all these issues and using religious fundamentalism as their barometer.
So what's up with their love of Giulianni? I hope he does get the nomination. The firemen of NYC, who hate Giulianni with great passion (you know, the REAL heros of 9/11?), will make the swift boat campaign against Kerry look like a sunday school outing.

The thing I don't understand about the white males of the GOP is, why is it that immigration is their biggest issue? Do these white guys really feel that threatened by our brown brothers from the south? We all know that "immigration" is code for "Mexicans." I never hear them talk about those Canadians or securing the border to the north for "national security" reasons.
Hell, if I were a terrorist, I wouldn't come through San Diego. I'd pick someplace like Port Huron or Sault St. Marie. . . in January.

January 15th, 11PM, temp. -32°F, wind 45mph
Border guy at Sault St. Marie: "Nationality and destination"
Terrorist: "Iranian Islamic jihadists. We are going to America to bomb their infrastructure and cause mayhem and disaster.
Border guy at Sault St. Marie: "OK, now get the fuck outta here so I can close this fucking door."

Fuck these pricks and their family values and immigration bullshit. . . and fuck all the ignorant proles who will line up like pigs going to slaughter to vote for one of these low life bastards.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The resuscitation of a presidency

or, Turd Polishing

Well, this week Moron Monkey Boy Bush the Chimp has been turned in a world diplomat by the main stream media. All over the news it's "Bush Saving the Mideast." IF something actually does come of these talks, one has to ask, "how much did the corpo-fascists pay these participants to get together and sign something that looks like a peace agreement?" Such a document can do nothing but help their chances of emerging from the next election cycle as something less than completely defeated. In fact, if they pull this off and maybe a couple other good spin jobs, they could ride right back into the White House. Remember, we're not dealing with an intelligent electorate. We're looking at a population that is believing that the "surge," or escalation, has had positive long lasting results. . . yea, and back in high school when my girl friend's father was standing outside the car when we were parked in her driveway I didn't have my hand in her panties. As soon as he went back in the house, I was up to my knuckle.
So when you see those news pictures of a smiling MonkeyBoy in between the Palestinian and Israeli leaders acting like he's some sort of world diplomat, guzzle away. Pay no attention, just as the main stream media pays no attention to the huge sums of money that are being passed around and promises that are being made in the backrooms of these "talks." The so called "talks are nothing but a front for economic manipulations, power grabs and promises of every other kind of support including military. Also, ask yourself, "why now?"

It's enough to make me want to just throw in the towel, get a big bag of heroine, a gallon of whiskey and hold up with some crack whore and a box of razor blades.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Social agency vs. structure

My wife and daughter and I were out to lunch the other day with some young people ranging in age from 15 to 20 or so. The subject of teenage pregnancy came up and my daughter, who is 15 related the story of a girl she used to know but hadn't seen in a few years stopping her in the drug store to say "hi" and that she had a 2 year old kid. One of the little preppy white bread middle class cheerleader types was appalled that such a young girl could have a child. . . she obviously doesn't live in the neighborhood that my wife and daughter live in. . . but then added, "well, at least she had the baby."

Man, it was all I could do to not completely verbally attack and devastate that little superficial thinking, fundamentalist child of priviledge. My wife simply looked at her with disgust and said "did your mother tell you to say that?" We then continued with a civil conversation about options and people having choices.

Where do these fucking middle class white people who have never had to deal with such things get off making judgements like that about people who live entirely different lives from the sheltered existence that they live? Who the fuck does some little twinkie bitch from an all white neighborhood think she is thinking she knows what is best for some pregnant 15 year old black kid living in a run down urban environment, who, unless she gets an education and gets the hell out of there is doomed to live a relatively short and not very fullfilling life. Would an abortion have been a better option for that kid? I don't know, but I know one thing, nobody has the right to pressure her into deciding one way or another if they haven't walked a mile in her shoes. Kids like her need options. They need to have a clear picture of what it will be like with and without having to deal with a child at such a young age. They need people who understand and care about them giving them the total support they need when making decisisons like that, not some fundamentalist Christian spouting some slack jawed proletariat mind numbing religious catch phrase about the evils of abortion. They don't need to deal with some fucked up standard that has been applied to them by a group of rich old white men in legislatures who think they know what is best for everyone when they've never spent a day in their life hungry or fearing for the welfare of their family.

People who live with their noses up in the air and their ears closed have NOTHING to offer me except an example of how not to be and an explanation of why this country is so fucking twisted up and divided. Fuck them and fuck their fucked up insular standards. If the best you can do to help solve the social problems we face in this country is some dumb simplistic ideas based upon christian mythology, just shut the fuck up.

Friday, November 23, 2007

News and Believing

My personal hero and mentor in so many ways, Henry David Thoreau, said that most news is mere gossip. Once you've heard about one ship wreck or train wreck, why do you have to hear of every single one that happens. Once you've figured out that man is an inhumane creature and that horrors occur every day in the lives of men, why must we dwell on these daily horrors? Once you've heard of one thrid world gov't collapsing to be replaced by a tyrrant, why do you have to hear about them all? I agree to a certain extent. What's the point? Are we to fret over each and every occasion for horror?

Thoreau was talking about the media sensationalizing events just for the fun of it, basically. Today, we have a much more insidious media. It sensationalizes non-events for the purpose of anesthetizing and manipulating the desperate masses, and they do it in a purposeful and complex manner. Although, all one has to do is follow the money.
Someday, the first part of the 21st Century will be used as a classic example of such proletariat manipulation. I shutter to think of what our descendants will think of us. How will you be remembered even 100 years from now? Voter records will be important sources of genealogical research when people are trying to decide the location and character of their ancestors.
But I digress. Take the current "Iran" crisis. The US corporate government still sees the possibility of controlling mid east oil. How the fuck they can still visualize such a farse, is beyond me, but again I digress. Of course, controlling the largest oil reserve in the world controls the majority of the money in the world. So they have fabricated this absurd senario where the Iranians are some sort of threat to the world with their pitiful little nuke program, their non-air force and their army that is equiped with all the latest 1950s hi-tech weaponry. Yea, we Americans with our gigantic, uber modern war machine that we spend unbelievable amount of money on each year should be afraid of these desert dwelling jihadists. Gimme a break.

Take the following news article. It is essential that if we attack Iran, we demonize Russia who will respond by condemning our country for once again invading another nation simply to fulfill our capitalist desires.
Russian president lashes out at West
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin harshly assailed his opponents and accused the West of meddling in Russian politics, telling a parliamentary campaign rally Wednesday that opponents at home and abroad want to weaken the country.

And nowhere in this article or any other article on Russian politics does anyone mention the fact that xenophobia is a strong part of the character of Russian culture (why is it that we expect everyone in the world to understand our politics and culture as we smash our way across the globe yet we make no effort to understand the cultures and politics of other countries?). So what. A Russian leader displays xenophobic traits in a national speech to his people. WTF do you expect? It the same old same old we've been hearing from Russian leaders for 200 years. It's nothing, but the US mass media will try to use it as a part of their fabricated international crisis over Russian politics which is part of their fabricated international crisis over Iranian nukes which comes in the wake of their fabricated international crisis over Iraqi "weapons of mass destruction."
Never forget, you ignorant proles were convinced that war on Iraq was essential because they were getting ready to attack us with "weapons of mass destruction." Do any of you feel like the ignorant morons that you are for falling for that load of shit?

So yea, it's the same old stupid shit that has been shoved down our throats for hundreds of year, but can we really ignore it when the ignorant slack jawed spew gobbling desperate proles are swallowing the lies and deception like it's manna from heaven and the corporate government relies on their ignorance to destroy our country?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Thanksgiving thought

Hello my friends. Here in America it's Thanksgiving. It's a time for families to gather, be grateful for their fortune, however large or small it may be, and feast. We should enjoy our family and celebrate our personal triumphs and tragedies. It should also be a time to reflect upon what has happened between today and when people from Europe first set foot upon this great land. If you are of European descent, it's not YOUR fault that our ancestors raped, pillaged, stole and committed genocide against the native population, but it is your responsibility to recognize and be aware of what transpired before we came to be here. In that awareness, perhaps we can recognize the ongoing oppression perpetrated by those who find themselves in positions of authority and rule. Sometimes, it only takes one person to speak up and voice concern when injustice occurs. A single voice raised against another single voice can sometimes make a difference. If we are grateful for what we have, and humbly accept our good fortune, we can also be a voice for reason and justice.
So be happy on this day of thanks and celebrate family, friends and good fortune, but never ever forget the past, for those who do, are doomed to repeat it with all its horrors.

Bedagi (Big Thunder) late 19th century.
Wabanaki Algonquin writer

Give us hearts to understand;
Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give;
never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;

Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth's beauty;
never to take from her what we cannot use.

Give us hearts to understand
That to destroy earth's music is to create confusion;
that to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;

That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench;
that as we care for her she will care for us.

We have forgotten who we are.
We have sought only our own security.
We have exploited simply for our own ends.
We have distorted our knowledge.
We have abused our power.

Great Spirit, whose dry lands thirst,
Help us to find the way to refresh your lands.
Great Spirit, whose waters are choked with debris and pollution,
help us to find the way to cleanse your waters.

Great Spirit, whose beautiful earth grows ugly with misuse,
help us to find the way to restore beauty to your handiwork.
Great Spirit, whose creatures are being destroyed, help us to find a way to replenish them.

Great Spirit, whose gifts to us are being lost in selfishness and corruption,
help us to find the way to restore our humanity.

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to the world,
hear me; I need your strength and wisdom.
May I walk in Beauty.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Greetings from the Sunshine State

I know everyone has missed my musings and sagacious opinions, so I feel it only right that I explain my absence. . . yea, you know you missed me.
It's not productive, it's only to my advantage and my wife hates it when I do it, but I just felt the need for some sunshine and salt water air. So while I cruise along the bays and bypasses of this tropical paradise with the sun and wind in my face. . . as I cast another line and reel in another piece of tender and delicious salt water fish, rest assured, I don't regret for a minute running off and abandoning my responsibilities this week.

I'm sure I'll have lots of nasty hateful rantings to share when I get back. . . until then you'll have to settle for other internet drivel of less appeal and intellect.

Friday, November 2, 2007

When in the Course of human events. . .

Bush attorney general nominee gets boost
WASHINGTON - Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him. . .
The decision by Sens. Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein to back President Bush's nominee. . .
. . . with nine Republicans on the panel, Schumer and Feinstein's support for Mukasey virtually guarantees that a majority of the committee will recommend his confirmation when it votes on it next Tuesday.
. . . expect Mukasey to get at least 70 votes when the full, 100-member Senate votes on his confirmation.

. . . it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

It's time to declare the causes. Too bad the country is nothing but sleeping proles. We'd still be an English colony if the people of today were the people of 1776.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Justice is adjusted. . . a little. . .

But we still have a long ways to go. Anyone who has sat in a courtroom and watched a white cocaine dealer get two years probation and then a black kid who was dealing crack get 10 years in the federal pen knows that this is too little too late.

Crack cocaine sentencing go into effect
WASHINGTON - New federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine offenders went into effect Thursday, lowering the recommended sentencing range for people caught with the drug.

The new U.S. Sentencing Commission guidelines for those possessing 5 grams or more of crack cocaine are prison terms of 51 months to 63 months, down from the old range of 63 months to 78 months. The new range for offenders possessing at least 50 grams is 97 months to 121 months in prison, down from 121 months to 151 months. Those ranges apply for first-time crack-cocaine convictions. . .

Federal law sets a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence for trafficking in 5 grams of crack cocaine. It takes 500 grams of cocaine powder to warrant the same sentence. The crack-powder disparity has a strong racial dimension because more than four-fifths of crack cocaine offenders in federal courts last year were black.

More from the Idiot Moron Monkey Boy President

Let's us not forget and ignore the fact that we have a complete moron acting as President of the United States. Here are two of his latest statements. Also remember, he's just a talking puppet. He doesn't really come up with this on his own any more than a mentally retarded person could negotiate a medical class in neurology.

Bush defends AG candidate Mukasey
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Corresponden
WASHINGTON - President Bush, seeking to salvage the embattled nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general, on Thursday defended the former judge's refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding as illegal torture. But the nomination was expected to suffer another setback in the Senate.

Where do the corpo-fascists come up with these POS nominees. Will the dems cave on this one also?

Bush to Democrats: 'We are at war' AP
WASHINGTON - President Bush compared Congress' Democratic leaders Thursday with people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying "the world paid a terrible price" then and risks similar consequences for inaction today.

See my post from a couple days ago. This idiot president is suposed to have been a history major at Yale. I guess that's how much history a rich kid with a daddy who pays for his education and grades has to learn. Just because you're an idiot who became president doesn't mean that a pack of idiots is a threat to the whole world on the scale of Hitler. Oh, and what's Lenin have to do with shit in this comparison? What a moron.
These corpo-fascist are a bigger threat on the scale of Hitler than that pack of rabid Islamic morons in the middle east.

The Yvette Hayes Incident

Yvette Hayes is an elementary school principle. She has two children and was 5 months pregnant with her third this summer when she was pulled over by the police in Independence MO. with her two children (Ages 4 and 18 months) in the car on a very busy I-70 at 10PM.
The police forced her out of her car at gun point and made her lie on her stomach despite the fact that she was pleading with them not to and clearly informing them that she was pregnant.

Here's how Ms. Hayes describes the incident:

On July 13, Hayes and her two daughters (4-year-old and an 18-month-old) were with her. They arrived at 9:56 p.m., and her sister already was inside. The store was closing, so Hayes stayed in the Jeep, listening to gospel music and checking e-mail. When her sister left, she followed. Hayes said she headed home on I-70. At 10:17, she said she saw a police car behind her, lights flashing. She said she immediately pulled over.

She said police put a spotlight on the Jeep and gave orders with a loudspeaker: 'Put your hands out so I can see them! Throw your keys out the window! Step out of the car with your hands behind your head! Walk backwards until I tell you to stop. Get on your knees! Lay on your stomach!'

Hayes said she complied.

'I did yell out I was pregnant,' said Hayes, who was six months pregnant at the time. 'I was horrified. It was very difficult. I was tossing and turning.'

She said she was on the interstate shoulder with cars zooming by. After two or three minutes, the officer told her to shift onto her back. She said she rolled over and saw officers aiming guns. They asked who was in the car.

'My kids!' she replied. Hayes said she was confused, and she feared for her life. She said an officer looked inside the Jeep and said she needed to calm the children. She said officers pulled her to her feet and told her she was stopped because the store said she was stealing cars.

One officer allegedly said, 'You must be a good car thief to be pregnant.' The sergeant came to the passenger door and apologized, saying, J.C. Penney needs to get 'their act together,' Hayes said. She said her 4-year-old daughter is traumatized, afraid of police and thinking they 'don't like her mommy.'

Why has this not made the national news? Why has a spotlight not been put on the police who perpetrated this incident? Why are decent American citizens not totally appalled and demanding that our police departments begin treating ALL our citizens with dignity and respect unless they have just cause for not doing so?

It's simply one thing after another. No wonder the rest of the world views the United States as a dichotomy of freedom and oppressive racism.

See the amazing police video here:

Thanks to Villager at for the heads up on this one.