Nov 14 2009
I am sitting here watching Chris Matthews and his guests consider Palin possibilities. They are talking about her book and her inability to take responsibility but her ability to get people to support her. They spoke on her comment to Couric about being able to see Russia from Alaska, therefore being able to understand foreign policy with Russia and I swear I can’t tell if they are serious or not. They are saying she is short on smarts and ability, but through all of this she IS a contender for president. And it really seems like they are trying to be serious.
What is this? I don’t have to go into her history as a character on the scene since her nomination for vice president, but how can you devote a segment of your show to bolster/ponder/consider this , I’m sorry, polarizing nitwit, as a real contender for president?
Something is wrong. With Chris Matthews. He offers that Palin impresses him even though her thoughts aren’t clear. How can you try to propel this woman? Chris better get out of town with this nonsense.
Why on earth does this woman not have to earn it? Why are they giving her this? Because she can move a crowd? Because she can form a crowd? The media has the ability to make or break or pass altogether. And they are opting to give her handicap ponits? This lady is Carrie Prejean on steroids. Orly Taitz on a mild sedative, but not presidential, Not smart. Not a leader. She quit her job. She whines. She attacks. She polarizes. She is currently at war with her daughter’s baby father, a mere teen, if twenty. She believes there are 2 Americas and that it is her job to make the America she sides with win.
I am baffled by Chris’ segment on her. I am not going to go backward from a sensible leader to insanity.
In short, I want an apology from Chris from this segment of his show, or I want Chris to admit he’s a troublemaker.
Nov 06 2009
They’re trying to cover up the cover up.
Bury it under many layers of words.
You’d have to bury a whole world of people too
before you push that bill through.
This thing in Afghanistan
Why are we there again?
To catch Osama bin Laden
But hell he’s all over the globe
(and even sometimes on TV)
But where the hell can he be?
He’s one bad lone motherfucker
against all this sophisticated machinery
one little man can’t be found?
Before he’s found, we’ll burn the whole world down.
Forget climate claims and other strange things.
Speaking of, why are we celebrating that China ‘made’ it snow?
I sure as hell don’t know.
But back to Afghanistan
has become back to Iraq
As well. Also. Therefore.
What is it that we’re fighting for?
I’m already leaving this war behind in my mind.
The powers fucked up.
America’s run amuck and
is in a rut,
Trying to remember the 9/11 Alamo
And the status quo
Not wanting to let go
When it’s already tomorrow.
Sep 30 2009
Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.
Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.
Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don’t shrug and say, “We can always worry about that later.”
In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent, indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has sunk the nation into this morass.
First the Petraeus incident. Now the words down on paper. Wishful thinking?
I found this gem on TPM.
While the president is uncovering entrenched American problems, and forcing them to the light of day, I guess hoping the perpetrators would at least do a better job if put on blast, because Lord knows, he can’t get the congress to back him on much of anything, being as they are pretty much entrenched too, perhaps the real powers are seriously mulling this alternative in some backroom somewhere.
They do it in other countries. Now the Corporate forces are ready to use our own militia right here on our own soil. Incredible!
I hear on the newses today, Sarah Palin, author of An American Rogue or something like that, and Dick Cheney’s daughter are two rising stars on the right. And there will go the country.
John L. Perry, a prize-winning newspaper editor and writer who served on White House staffs of two presidents, is a regular columnist for Newsmax.com.
Sep 14 2009
The people of the United States of America are not happy. Fascism is tearing this country apart. There may be the face of many leaders, but this is indeed becoming a fascist state, these united states of America. And now there are two fighting, bickering, angry factions (maybe 3) of every day Americans fighting the public fight against each other while the fascists hide behind them.
There is a piece of paper written at the birth of this nation that allows the people to disallow this from happening. But we are all too busy fighting each other.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
Look, when corporations and shadow money men are calling the shots, having the laws written, and screwing the people with their wants, isn’t something terribly wrong here? Is there not some recourse for the citizens and their original consent given to govern? Did we ask for this?
Sep 06 2009
Of course you can write, and soundbite and skew anything into becoming news.
Of course you can choose to or not verify facts. (especially in an effort to beat your competitor to the punch)
Of course you can have a view contrary to my own.
Of course you can help destroy cohesiveness in this country with unbalanced coverage.
Of course, Of course , of course……..But
Why can’t you be more responsible and reassuring to a broken nation? why do you want to contribute to breaking us down even more? Why can’t you act like in one of those past historical periods of America and write from an angle of truth, and hegemony? Who is leading you away from your country?
You want to sell news. It is your product. You want to make money selling news. But I have to tell you, what you’re doing is selling your country. Selling a view of your country to the world at large, that is destroying America. Selling your country to the inhabitants within, trying to send it into a civil war. Who is leading you away from your country?
When you destroy this country with your words and power, what will you do next? How will you leave your host nation, so that you are allowed to survive?
I challenge you media. Rise to the occasion. Be respectful of your jobs, the citizenry of this nation, and be more sensitive to the terrible plight this nation faces. Be a help, not a hindrance. We are not living in business as usual times. You don’t seem to be aware. You’ve got the biggest and loudest voice in the land, yet you don’t seem to be aware.
Sep 03 2009
The Health Care reform issue, which is more about Health insurance reform, because no one really seems too upset with the quality of healthcare, because it is offered and a structure and hospitals and doctors and nurses are in place. We may need more of each but the structure and service are in place.
Most peoples’ argument is insurance coverage and costs to insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies. I can say at least pharmaceutical companies have a product, but the health insurance industry? What the fuck is their product? They are the middle men and gatekeepers that do in fact come between the doctor and patient. This industry of organized men and theories, buys buildings and equipment and hire people, all to make the top of its pyramid rich. Their product is organizing physiological data on the human body, determining what care is necessary to fix any disturbances in the physiology, based on statistical data of similar cases of previous symptoms and cures to a bodily malfunction witnessed in the medical history of other human beings . They often discard the learned, trained doctor’s recommendations if need be, to make what they think is right and proper for a body ‘fix’, the norm, and at minimal cost. This whole business model makes me think of a Steven Covey quote, “You can be efficient with things, but you have to be effective with people.” To these Insurance honchos, people have become things.
Anyway, when I started writing this, I was going to say how this whole public insurance reform is playing out for our eyes to see, makes me think of slavery. Slaveholders, were upset and in an uproar, at the very idea that this form of very cheap labor would be taken away from them. Who would do the work, at minimal cost? They were entrenched in this slavery idea. They would fight a civil war if you took this away from them, and they did.
Slaves who rebelled would be whipped publicly for all the other slaves and free people to see, so they would be afraid to mess with the status quo themselves. These public beatings were to show that this is what happens when you mess with the power structure. Some of the overseers of these public beatings, whether they agreed in heart or not, oversaw them anyway. Often the overseers had other slaves perform the beatings, though their hearts may have cried out against it. But, at the end of the day, it was their job, for which they got paid, or were forced to do for fear of the same happening to them, and why should they have to suffer, when the sufferer was already chosen? They would just do their job, because that is just how it is in the world they live in.
Most Republicans just do their jobs. Most politicians, for that matter. Whether they have hearts or not that tell them they should do otherwise, they instead do their jobs, for fear of the power structure. Why should their livelihood and lifestyle be taken away from them when the sufferer has already been chosen? The Power does not want the health insurance industry messed with. What would replace this easy money? Bodies are machines dammit, and if they can’t afford to be serviced as the industry has decided they should be, then, so be it. More are being born every day, it won’t hurt our bottom line one bit. Who is a doctor to use his knowledge, to decide against what the power mandates? This has nothing to do with humanity. A body is machinery.
So, now health insurance reform is on display for all to see and learn what will happen if you try to fight against the power structure. Health reform is the bad guy. The slave who needs to be punished publicly, with all the accoutrements of my thoughts on slavery in the 2nd to the last paragraph above.
Disclaimer: I am assuming that people have hearts. If I have made this assumption incorrectly, the reader may not understand what I am talking about.
Aug 08 2009
Is reforming the healthcare system for the better, really a cause worth dying for? Does it make sense that normal humans show up at townhall meetings to knowingly confront mobs of abnormal people who may have guns and violence in mind if you let them work themselves up into a frenzy?
It would be an absolute shame to have one death occur in relation to passing a healthcare reform bill, that at best offers a government program alternative like medicare or medicaid.
I am struck by the middle aged mobsters, who in some instances themselves, say they have medicaid or medicare, yet can’t grasp that this bill is only offering all Americans this sort of alternative, at its absolute best, when implemented.
Why is ‘fighting to the death’ to stop healthcare from being reformed, even something that ‘everyday’ people would be willing to do? It doesn’t even seem like a way for a normal person to handle this good intentioned effort. I wouldn’t be caught for safety of my life at one of these events. I don’t find them productive from what I’ve seen on TV. And furthermore, I understand the need for reform. I also understand what the president and willing congress members are trying to do.
These people act like they can’t keep the insurance policy, company and coverage they have, if they want to. Just knowing this, is enough for a normal person not to go off the deep end and want to fight to the death. Sure it’s going to cost money to implement, but what do they really care? Will they really feel the cost pinch? I mean really, will they feel this cost pinch? The people we are seeing on the TV screens?
They are crazed, and get more and more worked up with each passing day.
My solution for the president and congress, is to get this freaking bill, written, passed, and move on from this, because for those of us who support the idea of reform, and have been intelligently comprehending the meat of the bill as it changes everyday, we’re probably not going to be satisfied with it either. Personally, I don’t think the bill is going to be the best it can be.
Jun 27 2009
And I’m losing my ability to care about them.
Politics is stuck on stupid. Stupid representatives like Michelle Bachmann continually make headlines like some sort of comic relief. She is not a serious politician to me. Sanford wants to take on biblical proportions as a character. Baucus wants to fight the good fight for corporate lobbyists and healthcare and before that he was the friend of corporate globalists. Same thing to me. He’s not for the everyday people. Specter wants to keep his cushy senate job so he changes parties (both are essentially the same) , as does Cantor and Boehner and Graham. The Alaskan governor wants to stay in the spotlight. People are really talking like she has a chance. At the presidency in the future. Just plain stupid.
Jun 25 2009
The newest smear. All because Iran is in revolution mode. IRAN is in revolution mode. And I say good for them. But here in America, our president is assailed as being weak because he won’t yell at them. After yelling there must be force or something to back it up, I would think. Or if you yell you should at least be yelling from a position of strength.
A Weak American President
Anne Bayefsky, 06.23.09, 07:38 PM EDT
And when asked again, “If you do accept the election of Ahmadinejad … without any significant changes in the conditions there, isn’t that a betrayal of what the demonstrators there are working to achieve?” He answered: “We can’t say definitively what exactly happened at polling places.”
And asked again: “Why won’t you spell out the consequences that the Iranian people…” He answered: “Because I think that we don’t know yet how this thing is going to play out.”
And yet again: “Shouldn’t the present regime know that there are consequences?” He answered: “We don’t yet know how this is going to play out.”
The president of America is as weak as one says he is these days. Being cautious on Iran is being weak. Where do these critics come from. Do they not know the America they knew changed a few years back? All that bravado has run its course and our country to hell. Why, i was just watching National Lampoon’s vacation. The one to Wally World, and I saw the family and the car trip and the community and I thought, wow, that America is gone.
Anyway, as a citizen of America, who finds themselves deeply caring for Iran. Something I had not been privy to doing in the past about Iran because of all of the bravado of the United States and its policies toward that nation. I couldn’t even see the people and their plight. All I knew is Iran was bad news where America was concerned.
I like the view I have of Iran now. I am in awe of the Iranian people and their fighting spirit. The women, the youth. But I ask myself, because of this writer from Forbes, how can america help? I look to my president and I see him speak on his position and I think and feel, yeah, you are right Mr. President. At the same time, I feel that if the Iranian people wanted our help they would ask for it. I have not heard them ask for it. Have I missed this asking?
This Iranian government has told us in deeds, as well as in words, exactly what path it has chosen. President Obama has told us his path also: pandering to Islamic radicals and empty posturing. Ironically, the rest of the world claimed they wanted a weak American president whose foreign policy would read “apologize, capitulate and stand down.” Now that they have what they asked for, real human rights victims are being forced to pay the piper.
I don’t know about this world claim of hers. I used to read where the world wanted a ‘better’ president, for communications purposes. They also wanted a strong America, but I never heard of this want of a weak American president. Maybe she forgot to report this.
Meanwhile, back in america, the country where the American president is really responsible for, I have to say, I feel the people and this country are weak and have been deliberately weakened. The infrastructure is weak. Job outlook is weak. The economy is weak. Medical coverage is weak. The congress is acting weak. In a nutshell, America is like Iran. Americans may need to take to the streets.
So, Forbes writer, I think you may want to recognize that America itself is weak. Not just the president. Your article is weak. You are weak. That’s why you write articles. Go do something yourself. You writing in a financial magazine. Your constituents are the ones who make the world weak with their neverending greed.
Jun 11 2009
I’ve been thinking about something, and I thought maybe this site could be a place to get the thought out in the open. On a day when the holocaust museum was attacked by a white supremacist nazi who claimed what he claimed about Jewish people, we hear of the disgraced reverend Wright, expounding his views on the Jewish people. These two men, maybe a generation apart in age. One is a fan of Hitler, the other a proponent of black empowerment.
These are stories on the news right now. Then there is the two state issue in the middle east. The president took a ‘hardline’ position with Israel last week. Netanyahu, may have to capitulate. The mood in Israel toward the US is a little defensive and guarded.
Is this coincidence? Does anyone else out there feel oddly about these recent events?
May 25 2009
Good Evening everyone who is still up. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say what I want for our world. On this Memorial day wwekeend, after too much wine, I find the world at the forefront of my mind. There is a lot of chaos . There is a a lot of crime. But what I want is sensibleness exercised. I want people to realize that you don’t do wrong because others do. You don’t fight fire with fire. You have to give up and let go of the things that are wrong. You have to forgive, You have to move forward.
For everyone please move forward.