Saturday, December 25, 2010

Compare This To Any Other Addiction

One doesn't have to be around addicts or alcoholics very much or very long to know that their problems have more to do with Who They Are instead of what they think. Their own bible, the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says, "...Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to." When it comes to Unlimited Greed the right wing seem to be afflicted in the same way and to have developed "denial" to an art. Some have crossed over into what we would call delusional.

Denial is when you look at a problem, turn away, and say to yourself, "I don't want to face that so I will act like it isn't there, although I know it is."

Delusion is when you look at a problem and don't see it as a problem.

That is why the attitude that they are just being greedy "for right now", as if it is a phase that they are going through, and when they get "ENOUGH" they will stop - is ridiculous. That is like waiting for a junkie to stop shooting heroin when he gets enough or waiting for an alcoholic to get enough to stop drinking. Every time someone presents facts they seem to think that is the starting point for a debate. When the theory that you made proves itself to be wrong, (We waited for eight years during the Bush administration for them to somehow magically "CHANGE" into being something resembling the right idea. Here it is, the reality of the way things are is that...THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE.) They seem to think that if they say something over and over instead of looking at the way things actually are, based on the facts, then somehow it becomes that way to the world around them. It is like watching someone who still believes in Santa Clause because they were told that it is the right thing to do. Along with Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, there are:

  1. Tax Cuts for the rich helps create jobs. (All physical evidence shows otherwise, although the answer that poor people can't hire anyone doesn't have anything to do with the fact that the unlimited greed victims of our country are soon going to hire American workers - their own client base - hasn't happened in over ten years. They are spending the money, but not on salaries for employees or new hires. They are actually decreasing pay and benefits for the employees they have.)
  2. Bipartisanship on the part of Republicans in congress. (This is a myth. The dictionary again states that the word bipartisan means, "...–adjective
    representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions: Government leaders hope to achieve a bipartisan foreign policy. ". The ring leader of the Obstructionists, John McCain is an angry old man who still is trying to get even for the 2008 election, not correct our country's problems, since they don't financially effect him.)
  3. The stimulus created zero jobs. (Jobs didn't come back to where they were supposed to because of outsourcing and illegal alien labor usage and the Republicans didn't want Obama to be seen fixing, like Clinton did, the problem Bush created. That is why they wouldn't approve more than 2 billion dollars to fix a three trillion dollar problem. You do the math. But the decline of jobs did slow down and a lot of jobs were created.)
  4. Republicans care about the country first, politics last. (Not since right after the civil war. Before anyone starts arguing about the days when they were "the party of reason" I will point at Sarah Palin, Sharon Angle, and California's Republican State Senator Dennis Hollingsworth and remind you who you are talking about. I keep hearing about how they used to be the party of reason, and a raisin used to be a grape, also, but I don't think that quality helps much.)
  5. Republicans have a better plan. (Show me the Republican Plan for health care reform, income tax relief, job creation, and economic growth. They never had one, they were TRYING to say everything was fine until Henry Paulson got George Bush to announce the financial crisis that we had been in for seven years. "...The fundamentals of our economy are strong." We all know what windbag made that statement.)
  6. That conservatives ARE NOT RESISTANT TO CHANGE. (It is like a fear that pervades their every waking moment. The dictionary version of what conservative means is "...The disposition in politics to preserve the status quo." And the obstructionist Republicans want you to believe that they want things to change for anything other than rich people like themselves.

  7. That when you get tested for being able to drive and the test proves that you are too old to function, then you are incapacitated, but even then, for being elected to office, that form of dementia doesn't matter when making decisions for our nation. (Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's when he was elected governor of California.)

Even the most happily blinded by fame and reality minded celebrity, Arnold Schwarzenegger, could not stomach most of the idiocy that is being blurted out of some people's mouths. Anyone who has studied the biggest sources of anti American propaganda for their own profit is two sources, Rupert Murdoch with Newscorps and the Koch Brothers with Koch Industries. From the story about a recent speech from Arnold Schwarzenegger the Governor of California:
"...Proposition 23, the initiative that would suspend California's greenhouse gas laws, is not about saving jobs. It is about greed, said California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Speaking at a Commonwealth Club event in Santa Clara, the governor lashed out at the companies--particularly Valero, Koch Industries and Tesoro--trying to effectively get rid of the state's carbon regulation law, known by its bill name AB 32. Technically, Prop 23 would suspend AB 23 until employment falls below 5.5 percent, something that has occured only sporadically in the last few decades. "This is a corruption of the democratic process," he said. "Texas oil companies have descended upon California to overturn a California law. There is a struggle playing out right here in California that the world does not know much about." " You can read the whole story at http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/arnold-lashes-out-at-valero-prop-23-opponents/.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Running Away With ONE WORD

Can someone tell me how seizing on ONE WORD from the president's speech to make a story makes it a story? I am so sick of the idiot columnists making a big deal out of one word from a speech without seeming to listen to the speech that I am tired of online information, also. Who told sensationalist news reporters that they were bloggers to begin with? They aren't. They New York Times needs to quit calling them that. Bloggers are independent opinion related columns based on an average person's experience, NOT some sensationalist news reporter's column published ONLINE. In the president's recent speech, he mentioned that he thought that the tax cuts for EVERYONE ELSE were being held hostage by the taxcuts for the rich. Let me break it down for you sensationalizing morons.
A) He is not negotiating for hostages or with hostage takers.
B) He was using the words "being taken hostage" as a metaphor or analogy, meaning that NO ONE BUT THE RICH WAS GETTING A FAIR DEAL and that is discrimination and not fair, democratic, or anything anyone but rich, insensitive, clueless, out of touch morons would find difficult to ascertain. I wish to give a lot of credit to one columnist whose work I saw in another columnist article today, she wrote truthfully about what she saw in the Bush Administration and called it The Uncompassionate Conservative written by Molly Ivins, entitled The Uncompassionate Conservative in an online publication that I never read (online or otherwise), Molly Jones. Maybe I should subscribe.
Her point was well made but now let me get to mine: Hey, Columnists! ONE WORD DOES NOT MAKE A STORY, OK ?