Dec 28 2008
Uh Oh! I’m going to have to deal harshly with the King of Mud Sling, Karl Rove himself.
You see, these simple little discussions that Rove and Cheney and Bush and (enter your favorite Neo-Con here) are holding, while on their “Bush Legacy Tour: He Was Really Good At Keeping America Safe” really need to be refuted. Immediately. Harshly.
So, BushCo kept the USA safe? Well, except for that 9/11 thingy. Oh and that anthrax thingy. Oh, the disruption of cash flow into the average American citizens bank account. Um, there was also that spying on Americans thing. With a topping of torturing people.
I could go on, but you get the picture, right? RIGHT?
Dec 23 2008
Yeah, we all know about Deputy President Dick’s recent discussions with the media, and also Fox News, to help along the “Wurst President Ever” and his legacy. (The spelling of “Wurst” is correct since the neo-cons all know that we know that they know that they are all a bunch of weenies and they are trying to sell a different kind of weenie to the not-so-observant remainder of the American people).
Yet, even with all of Vlad Cheney’s attempts to throw everyone in the entire world under the 18 wheeler, other than his cronies of course, he is still considered to be at best contemptible and at worst himself.
The people in America? They don’t like Deputy Dick. Shall we have a look?
Dec 14 2008
Well, now we finaly know where Dick Cheney has been hanging out in his undisclosed location all these years.
You see, after the events of 9/11, the Bush Administration decided that they needed a place for the President and / or Vice President to slink away to in times of national danger, or in case of a hang nail.
If you were an al Queda type, looking to kick some serious AZZ on the leadership of the US of A, where is the last place you would expect to find them? C’mon…you know the truth.
Dec 11 2008
When the Republicans are NOT in the majority in the Senate, being partisan hack obstructionists that give not one damn about what happens to the American people or the country of America as long as they can point to the Democrats in the majority and say “look, nothing is getting done” is what they are all about.
For the Republicans in the Senate, the entirety of the incredible amount of issues that our country is facing at this time is nothing more than another wonderful invitation to play politics with the country and continue to thumb their collective nose at the middle class and the needs of working families in America. Considering they were the majority party in power when all, and I mean ALL of the foundation was set for the myriad destructive economical, societal, ecological and constitutional destructive policies that has been visited upon our country and its people were enacted, one might think they would be a bit more interested in assisting cleaning up those messes that we can now SEE with our own eyes and feel with each passing day weighing down on people like a ton of bricks.
Dec 07 2008
Many highlights stand out and many dates are remembered for their significance as to world events. Of course, we here in The United States of America tend to remember more the dates of events that have been crucial and important to our young country.
We all know that on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, HI, which caused the USA to stand up and be counted beyond just monitary assistance to other countries in WWII. We also know the highlights of what came after, up until the end of WWII. Yet, not many know how hard our President Roosevelt had tried to work with Japan, especially, in order to keep the entire world from breaking out into war.
Dec 06 2008
For the love of all that is holy, Mr. Bush!
What the hell is it with your run-away ego and your inability to understand that the people of this country, HELL, the people of this world, do not care about what you feel to be YOUR personal crises’ that you’ve faced while in office.
You do realize that the entire population of your country is currently mired in a devastating recession of your making?
You realize that your attempt to wipe your backside with the Constitution of this country, your green light to torture people, your thumbing of your nose regarding the “rule of law”, your lies, your wars due to lies, your inept ignorance of reality and your inability to look at yourself in the mirror and say even to yourself “I was wrong”, have made you the most un-pitied person in the world?
You do realize this, don’t you Mr. Bush? See, I’m not getting a warm fuzzy on the fact that you do realize this. Let me explain.
Actually, let the snippets from this article on CNN explain. Then I’ll pile on.
Dec 04 2008
Breakaway members! Rivals! Outraged worshipers! Secessionists! Splinter Groups!
OMFG, not another radical Extremist Muslim terrorist group in our midst? Or, could it be that the Sharks and Jets are rumbling again?
Please, tell me NO!!!
Just another day in the lives of “conservative” Christian evangelical worshipers here in the USA.
Prior to reading the following, please remember that Jesus taught that love, caring for your fellow man and understanding were the backbone of Christianity. Not all Christians are listening to these teachings. I guess they think that they know better?
Dec 03 2008
Our Corporate Media is on a mission. It is a mission of concern for the American people. It is a mission to enlighten ALL of us to the FACT that the world is not a SAFE place.
Teh World Is To Be Feared! No, really.
Not only can bad things happen to YOU when you are out there in the world, but bad things can happen when bad people want to do bad things to YOU! I’m positive!
The Corporate Media told me so. Why just today……
Nov 30 2008
I wrote this and posted it on Progressive Blue and Daily Kos yesterday. I think many people agree. I was asked to post here at DD.
As incredible as that may sound, President George W. Bush tells us in an interview with his sister, Doro Bush Koch, that not only did he not sell his soul while making difficult decisions in the White House, he actually told her that “I darn sure wasn’t going to sacrifice my values.”
Oh Really? What values might that be, Sir? The values you learned growing up that included do unto others before they do it to you? Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake? Profits before People? Repeat the lie over and over again until it becomes common knowledge that the lie is fact? Sulk at all times when not given exactly what you want and then try to do damage to whatever or whomever that didn’t agree with you (like the American people, Georgie)?
Jul 22 2008
A group called American’s Health Insurance Plans, an insurance industry front group, is launching a campaign to convince America that they are indeed satisfied with their private insurance coverage.
Oh, yes! We are SO VERY SATISFIED with our inablitity to afford health insurance, to be under-insured, to be told by the middle-man insurance company that we CANNOT have THAT drug OUR Doctor prescribed, or THAT treatment that OUR Doctor suggested, because the INSURANCE CORPORATIONS don’t want to PAY for it with the money that WE PAID THEM in order to …. What? Insure that we have healthcare coverage? NO!
In order for them to decide if our procedure or medication might just bite into their unholy profits just a BIT too MUCH!
This is INSANE. Yet, as we have discussed, we knew this was coming and it was coming fast.
Jul 21 2008
I have Medical Insurance that I purchase through the company I currently work for. It is very expensive and the coverage is at best, spotty and underwhelming. I had a Doctor tell me that I needed to see a specialist last year regarding a health issue I was going through. By the time I got the bills from the “Specialist” and the other places he sent me for tests, etc., I was over my head in deductibles, plan paid maximums for tests and the “Specialist” himself and various other line item expenses that had to be paid by myself.
They had me set up to go through a number of other tests and see a few other “special” groups to bring about a change for the better in my condition, and I did the one thing that I didn’t want to do, but could only afford to do.
I cancelled all other tests, appointments, etc. and explained to them that I simply could not afford to continue this outpouring of money, even though we were closing in on the problem that was afflicting me.
Yes, I simply quit in the middle of hopefully obtaining a much better outcome.
Remember, I have a job and medical insurance. Think about those that have neither….
We discuss the known 47 million people in the USA that have absolutely NO MEDICAL INSURANCE at all. Then we discuss the people in the USA that are under-insured. I’m pretty sure that most of us that actually have medical insurance fit into that catagory. Considering the fact that the Insurance Company that provides our Medical Insurance can at any time decide NOT TO COVER ANYTHING THEY DAMN WELL DECIDE NOT TO COVER, I think we are just about ALL in that catagory, whether we know it or not.
Jul 18 2008
The insurance industry in the United States of America is actively recruiting and hiring and training LOBBYISTS in huge numbers to ready themselves for the shit-storm that the American people and HOPEFULLY their elected Representatives are about to lay down on them in the very near future.
As we are all well aware, medical insurance and the FOR PROFIT Insurance Corporations in the U.S. are out of control. Millions of citizens are not insured at all, most citizens that do have some sort of medical insurance are under-insured and the sky-rocketing costs of medical insurance are becoming more and more prohibitive for the average American worker. Add to that fact that employer based medical insurance is where most Americans recieve their insurance package and then consider the rising unemployment issue in this country, and things can only go from horrible to completely unacceptable.
In an essay I submitted yesterday, US slips down development index, Citizens live shorter lives, we discussed the fact that the citizens of America are now only 42nd among countries in the world regarding life expectancy, even though we spend more money per person on medical care than any other country in the world.
At some point, it should become obvious to even the Insurance Corporations that we are simply not getting our money’s worth with that dismal track record. Yet, they simply don’t care. The bottom line is profit, and they are going to spend an incredible amount of their profits on Lobbyists to make sure that no matter the quality of health care U.S. citizens might or might not receive is made to be a moot point. Their continued profits are all they care about and they are going to fight tooth and nail to make sure those profits continue to flow into their coffers.