Friday, September 30, 2011

WHAT IS IT THE REPUBLICAN-TEAHADISTS REALLY WANT?



They want less government, no regulations and no taxes.

It has become perfectly clear that America is a deeply divided society trying to work with a flawed dysfunctional government. However, that division is not of most people’s choosing, it is a fabricated, perverse and unpatriotic effort on the part of the very wealthy and the corporations…including and probably playing the most important role…Wall Street and Banks and the Koch brothers.

We are not going to talk about the re-distribution of wealth that has already taken place…yes, that CLASS WARFARE that the wealthy already won…but we are going to point out that if government has no funds, if there are no regulations, if there are no agencies that provide security because there are no funds to operate them; if there are no safety nets for the general population that is paramount to ANARCHY.

If government exists for the whole purpose of regulating a woman’s womb, telling us what we should wear, eat and listen to; if a government only serves the purpose to serve as the moral police and have them in our bedrooms to tell us that we can only insert a penis into a vagina for the purpose of procreation; then that is the same as some of those third-world countries that are hopelessly poor and have theocratic governments, repressive and tyrannical that dictate to their citizens how they have to conduct themselves in terms of what they perceive to be a rigid interpretation of morality.

If that is the case, America would become a third-rate power, a nation of poor people with only 1% of those privileged at the reins of power and living in affluence and luxury just as they do in those backward countries. That is not the America I believe in and want, that is not the America our Founding Fathers envisioned.

Obviously the country is divided but I seriously doubt that a great majority of those who embrace the Republican-Teahadist ideology have given it much thought as to what the results of such Draconian measures and what is the vision of America they are trying to sell. One would hope that the majority of the American people would wake up in time to prevent the obliteration of the middle class and the institution of a THEOCRATIC OLIGARCHY.

2000 was the year of that contentious Presidential election…how soon do we forget

But some of us are still here, alert and feisty, ready to remind everyone of that fiasco.


It should come to no surprise that the brother of the incumbent President was also the Governor of the State of Florida. That in itself leaves a lot of room for speculation about vote counting irregularities and some of the decisions taken by Jeb Bush to disenfranchise a whole shitload of voters.

As it turned out, after a contentious battle for counting and recounting, hanging chards and missing ballot boxes…a parade of a caravan going up and down the state with ballot boxes and a much televised, inconclusive election result…it was deemed inappropriate to continue the recount…thus the contested results went to the Supreme Court…where President Bush won by one vote: ironically that of a black man…Justice Thomas.

We have later found out that Bush received less of the popular vote than Al Gore did and only because of this antiquated, ridiculous Electoral College System we have did he become President. He went on to be inaugurated with a questionable mandate which he turned into complete and total class war, cultural war and embarked upon one of the most destructive economic plans we have seen in any incompetent President of the past…did I mention that he also got us into two stupid wars at a high cost of life and treasure and he lied to get us there?

This is the legacy of President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney…arguably two of the most incompetent, inarticulate and evil men to ever occupy the Executive branch of government. But the most damaging inheritance…or the lack thereof…was that of tax cuts for the rich and the corporations and the elimination of regulations that precipitated an economic crisis complete with a stock market crash and a following recession.

I know that people are trying to pin the blame on President Obama for our economic woes…but look at facts and analyze history…if we are going to play the blame game the Republicans better get used to being the recipients of most of the criticism and own up to their participation in the economic collapse…certainly also to blame for their obstructionism and sabotage of any efforts by President Obama to straighten up this mess and bring us back to full employment and prosperity.

So, if you read this, please try to remember it when you go to cast your ballot; don’t vote for Republicans because you are frustrated with the political process…remember that it is the Republicans that have brought about a dysfunctional Congress….please don’t vote because you lost your job or your home against Obama…he has performed miracles in the face of complete lack of cooperation and even sabotage, obstructionism and even vitriolic disrespect of his persona and the Office of President in the hands of Republicans….the President did not create this mess…the Republicans did and they don’t even have the decency to try to cooperate with the President to fix it because in their book their ideology is more important than the well being of the American people. So don’t reward them with your vote.

PHOTO SOURCES: http://saintpetersblog.com/2010/10/jeb-bush-aint-a-fan-of-amendments-4-5-and-6/

http://themoderatevoice.com/114040/clarence-thomas-at-the-brink/

THIS IS WHAT I THINK REPUBLICAN-TEAHADISTS WILL WANT TO DO TO SOCIAL SECURITYGO



They will probably propose next to privatize it, because that is “fixing it”

And they will come up with a real Ponzi scheme: They will tell people already receiving Social Security that their monthly checks will not be affected, that if anything, when privatized, the funds will grow and give them an increase.

But here is the catch: The first year that they privatize it…interjecting a middle man like we now have with Health Care in the hands of insurance companies…they might give those receiving checks a little more…then the year after that they will tell all those receiving payments that there was a terrible stock market season and there were losses, so that now their benefits will be reduced…all the while, those same hedge fund-Wall Street types will be living the life of Riley…and then the coup de grace: there will be a stock market crash and everyone’s funds will tragically disappear.

You don’t think this can happen? Think again because the visceral dislike the Republican-Teahadists have for the most successful of the New Deal safety nets program is Social Security and it is a slap in the face for those who oppose anything being administered or instituted by those awful, Godless Socialists.

And believe me when I tell you that will not stop there; they already have a plan for Medicare: Republican Budget Chairman Paul Ryan just announced a radical scheme that, according to Reuters’ reporting, would “effectively dismantle the way most Americans receive medical coverage,” leading “most companies to drop their employer-sponsored plans.”

That’s right. Apparently Republicans’ plan to end Medicare and raise health care costs on seniors, while protecting tax breaks for Big Oil and billionaires, wasn’t enough. Now they are going after health care for middle class workers.

I hope that this post doesn’t give those right-wing radicals any more reprehensible ideas.

PHOTO SOURCE: http://beinglatino.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/why-social-security/

Thursday, September 29, 2011

KNOW THY ENEMIES – HOMOPHOBIC PEOPLE YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF



Here is a bunch of photos of people who are homophobic and waging a vicious war against gays”

Learn their names, be familiar with their tactics and their associations; they are scheduled to appear at the FRC's 2011 Values Voter Summit; oppose them in every way you can, expose their lies and call them out on their homophobic vitriol…if we don’t do these things they will be emboldened and will think that they have no opposition.

Many of the nation's most viciously anti-gay figures are scheduled to appear at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit, including all of the major GOP presidential candidates. All in one place: Bryan Fischer, Phyllis Schlafly, Brian Brown, Harry Jackson, Mat Staver, Gary Bauer, Ken Cuccinelli and many more. Immediately following Mitt Romney's speech, attendees will convene to plot against LGBT Americans in a session titled "Straight Talk On Gay Marriage."

RELATED: None of the GOP presidential field are apparently troubled by FRC head
Tony Perkins' racist past or the fact that he twice spoke before a Louisiana white supremacist group. None are apparently troubled by Perkins' 1996 payment of $82,500 for the mailing list of Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon David Duke. None are apparently troubled that Perkins lied to local election officials and filed fraudulent campaign finance documents to cover up his KKK payment. None are apparently troubled that Perkins' pals at the White Citizens Council call black Americans "a retrograde species of humanity." We would not be surprised to see the Confederate flag waving behind the podium at the Values Voter Summit.

SOURCE: http://joemygod.blogspot.com/


IT IS NOT SO DISTURBING THAT ASSHATS LIKE THIS THINK THIS WAY

What is unsettling is to consider that most Republicans think this way.

Asshat Of The Day - Matthew Vadum writing for American Thinker

"Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote? Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery. Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote. Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn't about helping the poor. It's about helping the poor to help themselves to others' money. It's about raw so-called social justice. It's about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers." - Matthew Vadum, writing for American Thinker.

Oh, goodness gracious no, why we should not even allow them to live in this country…they are not human those poor folks…it is as if they want to take away the God-given right of the rich to make decisions which is an exclusive privilege of theirs.

Where do the poor get this notion they can vote? They have the audacity to think that only because they were born in America…they have really gotten uppity, haven’t they?

We should deport them…perhaps Canada would take them…you know those Canadians love that Socialist shit…and then we can issue 50 million guest worker permits to Mexicans so that our floors could be cleaned, bed sheets changed and our fruit picked…they won’t ask to vote because they are not Americans; hell, we could even do away with minimum wage and paid vacations, health insurance and any of those perks the working class have awarded themselves by electing socialist-progressive politicians. There you have it…the solution to the health care problem.

And he is writing for the American Thinker? How American and how much of Thinker applies to this publication? I need not say more.

SOURCE: http://joemygod.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CLASS WARFARE…RIGHT? REPUBLICANS ARE SO FULL OF CRAP

This is so crass and perverse…to vilify the working class and the poor so they can keep their tax breaks.

The Rich have been Waging a Class War Against the American People for decades.

Denying the very existence of an entire class of citizens? That's waging some very real warfare against them.

We live in a relatively peaceful country devoid of public unrest and violence from either its citizens or directed at them by government. As a matter of fact, other than a brief period in the 60’s when we saw racial riots across America we have not seen any other significant struggles.

When one thinks about “CLASS WARFARE” it conjures up mobs rebelling, uprisings to overturn the government; rarely do we think of that kind of war as class nor as war. But in America there has been a significant change that has altered the nomenclature.

“The American Right has decided that returning the tax rate paid by the wealthiest Americans from what it was during the Bush years (which, incidentally, featured the slowest job growth under any president in our history, at 0.45 percent per year) to what they forked over during the Clinton years (when job growth happened to average 1.6 percent per year) is the epitome of class warfare. Sure, it would leave top earners with a tax rate 10 percentage points below what they were paying after Ronald Reagan's tax cuts, but that's the conservative definition of "eating the rich" these days.

I recently offered a less Orwellian definition, arguing that real class warfare is when those who have already achieved a good deal of prosperity pull the ladder up behind them by attacking the very things that once allowed working people to move up and join the ranks of the middle class.

But there's another way of looking at “class war”: habitually vilifying the unfortunate; claiming that their plight is a manifestation of some personal flaw or cultural deficiency. Conservatives wage this form of class warfare virtually every day, consigning millions of people who are down on their luck to some subhuman underclass.

The belief that there exists a large pool of “undeserving poor” who suck the lifeblood out of the rest of society lies at the heart of the Right's demonstrably false “culture of poverty” narrative. It's a narrative that runs through Ayn Rand's works. It comes to us in bizarre spin that holds up the rich as “wealth producers” and “job creators.”

And it affects our public policies. In his classic book, Why Americans Hate Welfare, Martin Gilens found a striking disconnect: significant majorities of Americans told pollsters that they wanted public spending to fight poverty to be increased at the same time that similar majorities said they were opposed to welfare. Gilens studied a number of different opinion polls and concluded that the disconnect was driven by a widespread belief that “most welfare recipients don't really need it,” and by racial animus – “perceptions that welfare recipients are undeserving and blacks are lazy.”

That narrative ignores two simple and indisputable truths. First, contrary to popular belief, we don't all start out with the same opportunities. The reality is that in the U.S. today, the best predictor of a newborn baby's economic future is how much money his or her parents make.

It also ignores the fact that living in an individualistic, capitalist society carries inherent risk. You can do everything right – study hard, work diligently, keep your nose clean – but if you fall victim to a random workplace accident, you can nevertheless end up being disabled in the blink of an eye and find yourself in need of public assistance. You can end up bankrupt under a pile of healthcare bills or you could lose your job if you're forced to take care of an ailing parent. Children – innocents who aren't even old enough to work for themselves – are among the largest groups receiving various forms of public assistance.

Of course, there are always people who game the system, but they represent a tiny minority of recipients; a Massachusetts study found that fully 93 percent of all cases of “welfare fraud” were committed not by the “undeserving poor,” but by vendors – hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes, etc.

Smearing those who face real structural barriers to achievement or who will inevitably face real and random misfortunes in a “dynamic,” capitalist society – that's some real class warfare. Here are six excellent examples of the form.”

Curiously, the most ardent supporters of this Wealthy war against the working poor and the middle class are those who describe themselves as Tea Baggers and we all know that the great majority of them are ignorant, misinformed malcontents who don’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of.

SOURCE: http://www.alternet.org/economy/152512/6_ways_the_rich_are_waging_a_class_war_against_the_american_people