Ignore That Man Behind the Curtain

17155361_1515027711859078_3605311548552991947_nWhile we are all being deliberately distracted by #presidentbannon‘s strategy, they are hoping that you wont notice how they are quietly destroying America. All part of #presidentbannon’s master plan. We all shake our heads at President Pinocchio’s Perverse Paranoid Parade of Persistent idiocy. But are you paying attention? This is a list what they are doing behind your back.

1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife (allows killing of wolf pups & hibernating bears)
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran
Please copy/paste and share widely. Call your House Representative and ask them to not only vote “NO”…but to speak up for our rights, health & safety, and our beautiful country.
If your senators and reps aren’t saved in your phone yet, text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get a text back with everyone’s contact info. It gives you Federal and State.

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King of the Fodderland

In less than 3 days there have been 100s assaults, shootings, personal attacks, church burnings, KKK marches, and Nazi shows of force and hundreds of swastikas and crosses burned and painted. All of this is presumably in support of Trump who has gone conspicuously silent on the matter, Welcome to Trumpland. He has blood on his hands. He started the fire. He is the only one who can stop it by opening his big Twittered bloviating Yapper. He MUST tell his supporters to stop.

The comparisons to pre-war Germany become more and more obvious as every smoldering day passes by. Hitler pretended that there was no violence going in his country. he was heard saying that if there was it was the JEW who was inciting it.

A disinformation campaign is in full swing to create the illusion that all the blood, make and pain is at the feet of the “pathetic political minority who cannot accept that the better MAN won”. Trump himself has repeated joked about a 2nd amendment solution (a wink and nod to gun violence).

We have seen this all before. People on the l Left need to stop wringing their hands postulating the cause of the unfortunate election results. People on the left need to make the rest of the country aware what the real danger here is. It is present and immediate. Trumpeteers are attempting to start an armed race and culture war know that their leader has turned a blind eye. The world is watching. Stunned at what the USA has become in such a short time. They fear. They worry. They cry.

The pressure on TRUMP to do something now must be relentless. Never ever listen to him. He lies. Lies are how he stole the WHITE HOUSE. Pay attention to what he DOES. Put all Republicans in power positions on notice that their hands are also bloody. They will be replaced.

The King of the Deplorables Has Won

The press is wringing their hands. Coyly wondering what happened.
This despicable excuse for a human being will be President
and there is Plenty of blame to go around starting with the press.

Lets start with the billions in free air time they gave to this con man from the primaries on.
Lets start with their refusing to actually BE journalists.
Lets start with their months of unquestioning head nodding.

Blame is shared by all of those heartsick Bernie supporters make their protest vote statement. Thanks for that. You made your protest statement. Happy now?

It took 8 years to recover from Bush’s destruction of our international image and economy.

Now this country has been handed over to a party who knows how to get elected but has no clue how to govern. This party created ALL of the problems that Obama took eight years to clean up including send our jobs overseas.

He WILL fail and he Will place blame. He will attack.

He now has his finger on the button. Think about that for a moment.

He is a thin skinned temperamental narcissist who has promised revenge on all who have displeased him. All of our lives now hang in the balance .

First order of business is to take healthcare away from millions…many of whom will die with out it.

Next is loading the Supreme Court with right wing theocratic uber conservatives.

Next to go is Women’s right to choose anything that affects her own body.

Next is the removal of environmental protections that will serve corporations while expediting the destruction of the planet.

Next is the further destruction of the Arts and Education.

Next is institutional tolerance for all manner of Intolerance.

Next will come institutional hatred.

Next, as with all Fascists, with be the iron handed melding of Corporate interests with Government.

Next is the relaxation of all gun laws making it possible for every loon in the nation to kill more Americans.

These are all things he promised to do.

This cretin who is supported by a rainbow coalition of racists including the Klan and other white separatist factions, will then round up and label Muslims….and other non white Americans making us an even more appetizing target. Just remember that everything Hitler did was ALL legal.

When the smug arrogant self serving victory dance is over we will return to the Bush era citizen surveillance days. Under the guise of “National Security” phones will be tapped

We all bear responsibility for this monster. ALL of us!! Not just the mindless Minions of mouth breathing lemmings for whom critical thinking is equivalent to a root canal, who voted for him . All of us.

Now the ONLY way to minimize the damage about to befall this country is for you make the business of this nation your day to day active concern. Writing, calling, blogging, calling bullshit. Make these miscreants keep their grandiose promises that they had no intention of keeping.

He was to go on trial soon for various fraud, tax evasion, and sex harassment cases very soon. Don’t allow him to claim immunity… impeach him. How can he govern with so many law suits against him in process?

The problem is not only Trump.

The problem is his mouth breathing minions. Lemmings incapable of thinking critically. They are unquestionably in lock step with Trump’s opportunistic and ever changing and dubious ideology.

When the Reagan years brought years of severe education cuts, they eliminated arts programs in schools. Critical thinking courses like Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy, and ETHICS have all disappeared. This contemporary book burning was designed to create a complacent , thought-less and unquestioning electorate ready and willing to be told how to think and what to believe.

THIS is the mob that will elect Fascist Trump. They believe every lie. They embrace and consume every racist and misogynist utterance he spews with the primal hunger of a newborn animal.

They are literally un-equipped to recognize any objective truth.

We were warned about what Reagan and his regime would do if he were elected. No one listened and voted for him anyway.

Elections have consequences.

Now, months after a plethora of confirmed allegations further proving this man’s unfitness for leadership, his loyal followers repeatedly deny the importance of the truth about this man. In the face of mountainous overwhelming evidence of this man’s various crimes, lies, and disingenuousness, his fans refuse to consider that their idol is a horrible human being. I fervently believe that the blame for this rests squarely on the the shoulder of Ronald Reagan and his insidious regime for its systematic and deliberate dumbing down of the United States..

I fear for my country. I fear for the planet. I now understand what the Germans were feeling when they realized that it was too late to do anything in the 1930s.

DO something. Don’t just bitch about it here or tell everyone what you are doing. DO something.

I need to take a break from this rant but I will be back soon.

I have lost so much this year. Love. Career. Friends. A Home. Money.

Now I must deal with the loss of my country.

I must weep.

Coming To ANOTHER Radio Near You

NO FACTS ALLOWED

 In 1958 Polish playwright Sławomir Mrożek wrote a wonder play entitled THE POLICE. It asked the theatrical question, “What happens when there is no opposition left to arrest”? What happens when a society no has a loyal opposition? When there is no longer ANY dissent? An interesting concept in the light of recent news about the nefarious activites of evil right wing corporate radio monster Clear Channel Communications. Progressive and or any oppositional radio on the left side of the aisle and just been effectively destroyed in America. Soon there will be only ONE point of view that you will be allowed to hear. There IS no Liberal Media.Image

Well it appears to be a done deal. Radio giant Clear Channel Communications which is now owned by Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital LLC has killed Progressive Radio in two of the largest progressive markets in the United States..Los Angeles and San Francisco. On one level this is no surprise to most. There are four talk radio stations in LA of any real substance and as of January 1st ALL of them will be Right Wing propaganda machines with little or no respect for either freedom of speech or objective truth.  Clear Channel will tell you that this is a purely business decision to flood the airwaves with even more hours of disinformation , offensiveness, and mendacity of the Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck variety.  The truth is that is a purely and wholly political gesture.  It is an overt attempt to control the public opinion going into two more significant election cycles. CCC thinks that by purging the airwaves of critical thinking and actual conversation about actual facts, that it will be able to affect the outcome of the upcoming elections.

CCC has had a long storied history of buying stations with thriving progressive or mixed programming and converting them to Right Wing disinformation pulpits. They almost always do this after promising listeners that they will continue to support its progressive listeners and leave its lineup of talkers untouched. Then out of nowhere the changes begin. This almost always happens just before an election cycle where the GOP stand to lose or gain the most.  In the lead up to the 2006 and 2008 elections CCC perfected the purging of the radio waves by reprogramming stations in Madison WI, San Diego, CA, and “questionable liberal pockets” across the country. Now stations in Portland OR, Seattle, WA

The decisions of CCC are a direct violation of the United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. anti-trust law however with the do nothing GOP Congress no challenge or enforcement attempt will ever see the light of day

When the right wing can’t compete on its own merits it takes on a mob mentality. When reality and truth cannot serve their agenda they create a world where there is the only truth for sale.  There will be more on this story as more facts emerge.

For now however I strongly encourage you to visit

Brad Friedman  who’s incisive reporting peels back the layers of CCC’s “Business Decision” and Mitt Romney’s Revenge at http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10413

Other important articles on this can be found at:

http://truth-out.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=5415%3Aclear-channel-to-replace-san-franciscos-only-am-progressive-talk-station-with-glenn-beck-and-fox

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/11/1168888/-Clear-Channel-and-Cumulus-are-not-the-radio-industry

 

Cue The New Coup For You

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You think this shutdown and the impending default just happened in a vacuum? Just 30-40 mentally defective Congresspeople got together and said lets do what Ted is doing? This event has been meticulously planned for a very long time. The “Representatives” and the Miscreant Party to whom they pander are the wholly owned subsidiary of the Koch Brothers and a tiny handful of very rich white men who are and have been committed to to destroying ALL social services and the Government who supports them. They own and or fund all of the groups that are paying Congress members to do exactly what they are doing now. They are on the payroll to lie, delay, obfuscate and obstruct. It is what they are being paid for. It is in their Grand Plan to destroy The EPA, and the Departments of Health and Human Services, the FDA. It is their expressed goal to privatize EVERY program that the Government now has in place to protect and serve the citizenry. They have said that they will lie and delay and do everything in their power to shrink Government to the size of something that can be drowned in a sink. This is NOT about Cruz, or Boehner or even the Republicans. It is truly about privatizing America for maximum profits for the top 1% while leaving the rest of us to live as wage slaves. Read this NYT article please. It is NOT an opinion. It is fact. When your country is destroyed it might be nice to know why. Please get pissed off enough to do something.

 

Back in the 1930s a general by the name of Smedley Butler exposed a plot to overthrow the government of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and install a fascist oligarchy backed by some of America’s most powerful business leaders and conservatives. Prescott Bush, grandfather of George W., was among those heavily linked to the plan. The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression. He was ultimately bounced out of Government for his part in the coup and for his belief that  Corporate Facism was far better for America than the “Socialism” FDR was promoting. To remind you what this monster FDR did to deserve overthrown in a coup check out his rap sheet below.

 

1. CCC – Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps was created in 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat unemployment. This work relief program had the desired effect and provided jobs for many Americans during the Great Depression. The CCC was responsible for building many public works and created structures and trails in parks across the nation.

2. CWA – Civil Works Administration

The Civil Works Administration was created in 1933 to create jobs for the unemployed. Its focus on high paying jobs in the construction arena resulted in a much greater expense to the federal government than originally anticipated. The CWA ended in 1934 in large part due to opposition to its cost.

3. FHA – Federal Housing Administration

The Federal Housing Administration was a government agency created to combat the housing crisis of the Great Depression. The large number of unemployed workers combined with the banking crisis created a situation in which banks recalled loans. The FHA was designed to regulate mortgages and housing conditions.

4. FSA – Federal Security Agency

The Federal Security Agency established in 1939 had the responsibility for several important government entities. Until it was abolished in 1953, it administered social security, federal education funding, and food and drug safety.

5. HOLC – Home Owner’s Loan Corporation

The Home Owner’s Loan Corporation was created in 1933 to assist in the refinancing of homes. The housing crisis created a great many foreclosures, and Franklin Roosevelt hoped this new agency would stem the tide. In fact, between 1933 and 1935 one million people received long term loans through the agency that saved their homes from foreclosure.

6. NRA – National Recovery Act

The National Recovery Act was designed to bring the interests of working class Americans and business together. Through hearings and government intervention the hope was to balance the needs of all involved in the economy. However, the NRA was declared unconstitutional in the landmark Supreme Court case Schechter Poultry Corp. v. US. The Supreme Court ruled that the NRA violated the separation of powers.

7. PWA – Public Works Administration

The Public Works Administration was a program created to provide economic stimulus and jobs during the Great Depression. The PWA was designed to create public works and continued until the US ramped up wartime production for World War II. It ended in 1941.

8. SSA – Social Security Act

The Social Security Act was designed to combat the widespread poverty among senior citizens. The government program provided income to retired wage earners. The program has become one of the most popular government programs and is funded by current wage earners and their employers. However, in recent years concerns have arisen about the viability of continuing to fund the program as the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age.

9. TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority

The Tennessee Valley Authority was established in 1933 to develop the economy in the Tennessee Valley region which had been hit extremely hard by the Great Depression. The TVA was and is a federally owned corporation that works in this region to this day. It is the largest public provider of electricity in the United States.

10. WPA – Works Progress Administration

The Works Progress Administration was created in 1935. As the largest New Deal Agency, the WPA impacted millions of Americans. It provided jobs across the nation. Because of it, numerous roads, buildings, and other projects were completed. It was renamed the Works Projects Administration in 1939. It officially ended in 1943.

Originally posted at http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepression/tp/new_deal_programs.htm

 

I bring all of this up to bring home the point that we are currently enduring another attempted coup funded and manipulated by rich white men who reject Democracy .  The sooner we catch on that this “Shutdown” has little to do with the politicians involved the more likely we’ll be able to save the Republic from annihilation.

Updated 10/8/2013

Bernie Sanders is a great man who is not afraid to speak truth to power. At first like I good little boy I too thought this shutdown was blameable on the capriciousness of a petty political party. I realize now that the party has been bought and paid for like the ignorant miserable miscreants who call themselves tea party patriots. Tools.

The Truth About Our Spending Problem

It is really quite simple.
ImageTHIS man is the reason we are being lectured to by Republicans about runaway spending. The 2008 Bush Bank Bailouts started out at 700 BILLION…it has now grown to 1.8 TRILLION, The Iraq War 2 TRILLION plus, and Afghanistan War’s most conservative estimate is just under 300 BILLION. TOTAL? 2 unpaid for wars and not a dime was returned by the banksters Totals 4.1 TRILLION dollars. GW Bush. The gift that keeps on taking. They keep trying to somehow blame the Black Guy for this but the numbers speak for themselves. Numbers do not lie. Numbers are facts free of passion. THIS man is the reason why old people will have to eat cat food and why kids will be kicked off of food stamps and Headstart. So the next time one of these Republicants spouts off more lies please do not forget who started this. Oh by the way the ACA has already been fully funded.