Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Truth about Minimum Wage

"Right now there are several Democratic candidates that are waging war on Republican governors in what promises to be a heated race in 2014. Nothing Republicans in congress, especially the House of Representatives, that were the actions they bragged about accomplishing when running, have been voted on at all. They promised Jobs programs, instead the president finally came up with his own, so they voted against it BECAUSE THEY JUST DON'T CARE.

They bragged about and still mouth the words "Immigration Reform" knowing full well their main contributing and voting base, the Tea Party, bought and paid for (despite all parties publicly denying any involvement) by Freedom Works, which, like the supposed "think Tank", Cato Institute, funded by Koch Industries brothers who have a war on Obama going as well as having interests in the insurance business and pretty much own the patent on the processes of fracking and the present form of refining crude oil into gasoline. So, while they have the right-wing propaganda machine (Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, and the entire Fox News team) spouting nonsense about birth certificates, gay marriage, abortion, birth control, the war on Christmas, women's equality (they are against it), women's reproductive health (they don't understand it), and the fascist commie socialist liberal people who are ruining this country and taking away their right to be the white majority and live in a way which makes them think they have gained
some superiority for acting like an idiot. The main problem is that some of these idiots have voters who live in non-mainstream small communities where the population still is as non-diverse as it was in the 1950s and because of that these ill-informed supremacy clingers are scared that something has changed and like an ostrich with it's head in the sand, they don't dare venture out into other places in the world so they can continue to tell themselves that society is controlled by them.
Someday this country might eventually get shed of the corporatists that are the actual problem. While all the misdirection from the Right Wing "talk show" and fake news organizations is in a full "goose stepping" song and dance mode that would make the Rockettes green with envy, the real problem is that we are NOT switching from fossil fuels and going green like we need to AND we are remaining in full tilt boogie "income inequality syndrome" while they cut unemployment benefits, creating what Republicans call less unemployed. Along with the fact that some people will never get hired because they sent out their "god's will" factor into the communities telling HR departments not to hire anyone who was unemployed for over six months (the very people who needed work
the most) and then (another grand plan we didn't see coming) while they are grandstanding over punishing poor people, denying disabled veterans help they need, etc. - they decide that isn't enough, so they refuse to raise the minimum wage.
Let me say my peace on that one. A strong economy means a strong middle class. As Robert Reich the actual economist (not a Wall Street speculator like the GOP props up and tries to call economists) who teaches Economics for a living after studying it most of his life, says, "The real answer, I think, is they and their patrons want unemploy- ment to remain high and job-growth to sputter.
Why? Three reasons:
1) First, high unemployment keeps wages down. Workers who are worried about losing their jobs settle for whatever they can get — which is why hourly earnings keep dropping. The median wage is now 4 percent lower than it was at the start of the recovery. Low wages help boost corporate profits, thereby keeping the regressives’ corporate sponsors happy.
2) Second, high unemployment fuels the bull market on Wall Street. That’s because the Fed is committed to buying long-term bonds as long as unemployment remains high. This keeps bond yields low and pushes investors into equities — which helps boosts executive pay and Wall Street commissions, thereby keeping regressives’ financial sponsors happy.
3) Third, high unemployment keeps most Americans economically fearful and financially insecure. This sets them up to believe regressive lies — that their biggest worry should be that “big government” will tax away the little they have and give it to “undeserving” minorities; that they should support low taxes on corporations and wealthy “job creators;” and that new immigrants threaten their jobs.
It’s important for Obama and the Democrats to recognize this cynical strategy for what it is, and help the rest of America to see it.
And to counter with three basic truths:
A) First, the real job creators are consumers, and if average people don’t have jobs or good wages this economy can’t have a vigorous recovery.
B) Second, the rich would do better with a smaller share of a rapidly-growing economy than their current big share of an economy that’s hardly moving.
C) Third, therefore everyone would benefit from higher taxes on the wealthy to finance public investments in roads, bridges, public transit, better schools, affordable higher education, and healthcare — all of which will help the middle class and the poor, and generate more and better jobs."
And the bottom line for ALL working class people is that since the consumer is the actual job creator, then we need to raise the minimum wage so people can purchase things they need and things they want for themselves and their families.
Get ready for minimum wage to be the big fight in the 2014 midterm elections because the Republicans, like their rich corporate benefactor puppet masters tell them to, are NOT GOING TO BUDGE on the minimum wage, which will cost them the election.
Unlimited greed will be obvious to anyone who has even the minimal critical thinking skills. When Kentucky and Texas gubernatorial elections fall to the Democrats like Wendy Davis and Allison Lundergan Grimes, then the rest will start folding. Women who are concerned about humanity will see that voting for authoritarian fascists who use unwitting dumbasses to picket for them, is not going
to do anything but set women back to pre-1950s era social status and that isn't good for any of them.
The true dead head brain deads like Rick "Niggerhead" Perry and Mitch "chinless b**ch" McConnell will be exposed for the ignorance feigning liars and greedy corrupt anti-Americans that they are.
If people like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders continue to speak out about the corruption and non compassionate spending cuts to the social safety net to save the money from our taxes to spend on their own personal slush funds (Defense Spending and Tax Cuts) which they sacrifice Education, Health Care, and Financial Opportunity that so many good administrations have used to pull the nation out of the hole the GOP led us into to begin with, then it should remain obvious to the public that politicians and their bankster friends who keep ripping us off are the problem.
The other 2 reasons that the GOP does not want the people they are already screwing to have a decent living or any living at all, is that they fuel our volunteer army with people who financially have no other choice and if everyone that voted Democratically had a good paying job and was happy during the Obama administration, then they look like what they are, liars who have failed at
governing every time they have been in office.
Please remember that not raising the minimum wage and not allowing job growth is not an accident or something that is because of some "god's will" or force of nature, it is a contrived conspiracy to weaken the people of the United States' resolve against the Republican Party. They think the more they treat us like slaves, then, we will develop some form of "Stockholm Syndrome" and will start liking them more and bending to all their wishes, including voting them back into the White House. If I had my way, no one in congress who has been there for the past 5 economic downturns (while congress let the Wall Street banks rip us off and then gave them bail outs and bonuses), like John McCain, for instance, wouldn't be able to even run for dog catcher." ~ Arizona Mildman (Steve Walker)

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Nation Should Be Sad Today

When I read headlines in national syndications like the Huffington Post that say things like "The Quiet Death Of Long-Term Unemployment Insurance In 2013" ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/26/unemployment-insurance-2013_n_4504867.html )  then I am saddened. The fact that the entire party calls people like Rand Paul a pinhead, while caving in to any demand he makes and goes the way of (votes for) his pinhead thinking, is sad. ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/rand-paul-unemployment-benefits_n_4408046.html )\
When politicians KNOW that their constituents say things to the press like the article which says, "Unemployment Benefits Can Be 'The Difference Between Making It And Not Making It' ", then we should all be sad. Saddened by the fact that someone in our nation's legislative branch is either stupid or uninformed to the point that it makes us believe, honestly, that they are delusional. I don't say that as an insult, because I know the true definition of the word.
Delusional in the dictionary is defined like this:
"de·lu·sion·al [dih-loo-zhuh-nl] adjective
1. having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions
2. maintaining fixed false beliefs even when confronted with facts, usually as a result of mental illness "
The quote from Einstein concerning trying to fix our problems using the same methods with which we created them, has become the driving force behind the Republican Party. The other quote I love  from Einstein is the description of insanity, "Doing the same thing repeatedly, while each time expecting a different result.", is the biggest methodology of Republicans who call themselves conservatives, which is, in itself a lie.
Someone who wants to go backwards in life is not a person who is trying to "preserve necessary and traditional values", they then want to preserve values that are personal to them, no matter how unenlightened and uninformed they are, which are also not something the majority of people with critical thinking skills (who can think like an adult should be able to) want to see happen, much less want to see instituted as an indoctrination of others. That I think, it the error of the idea of free speech. Treason and all traitorous acts can be seen as "free speech" by the corrupted. People who have proven that they don't have the thinking skills to figure out how to not live like an enlightened human being don't need everyone to "be fair with them" or "honor their right to their opinion" when it infringes on the rights of others, in my opinion.
They need, I believe, to be told once and for all to SHUT THE FUCK UP and let the adults make the decisions. I am a firm believer in the quote from Isaac Asimov that says, "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' " Isaac Asimov

Have a nice day, and I truly mean that for everyone, including the uninformed,
Arizona Mildman

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ted Cruz Replied To My Email!

Today will be an easy post. My latest issue is TED CRUZ is misinformed because he doesn't read his email, for one thing. He doesn't listen to anyone but himself in the mirror for opinion, because, after all, as his dad keeps saying, he is the second coming of Christ. (We can only hope they are really wrong and that Christ didn't turn from the wandering Jew who was a religious reformer, teacher, and basically a wandering monk type of spiritual philanthropist who believed and founded the basis for what we now know as "altruism" (from dictionary.com, "...the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others (opposed to egoism )."
"...
noreply@cruz.senate.gov
2:18 AM (7 hours ago)

United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Steven,
Thank you very much for contacting my office earlier this year.  And, what a tremendously busy year it has been – one in which we have addressed numerous issues important to Texas and our nation.  In addition, we have spent substantial time and effort setting up our new Senate offices in Washington and throughout the state.
While I wasn’t able to respond at the time of your initial contact, I’m writing now to convey how much I appreciate your correspondence and to let you know my staff has reviewed each and every letter we have been sent.  We received well-over one million pieces of mail this year, which led to delayed responses as we set up our offices and mail system.
Your input is an important part of my ability to best represent Texans. Thank you again for your correspondence and please feel free to reach out to my office again through our new website,www.cruz.senate.gov - especially if you have a question that you believe is still relevant and timely or if there is anything at all with which my office can assist you.
It is truly an honor to represent you and all Texans in the United States Senate. 
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a prosperous new year.
For Liberty,
Signature
Senator Ted Cruz
Austin Office
300 E. 8th, Suite #961
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 916-5834
Dallas Office
10440 N Central Expwy, Suite #1160
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 361-3500
Houston Office
1919 Smith St., Suite #800
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 653-3456
San Antonio Office
3133 General Hudnell Dr., Suite # 120
San Antonio, TX 78226
Phone: (210) 340-2885
Washington Office
B40B Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5922
..."

This proves only one thing to me and that is that no one read what I wrote, they just pumped out yet one more of probably thousands of NO REPLY form emails so they don't have to actually listen to constituents, or they would not have referred to me as a "Texan". Have a nice day, folks.
Later, Arizona Mildman

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Another Day of WTF? Christmas and Holidays

'Tis the season to be merry, fight with each other over parking, sales items, popular kids toys, crowds in line at every mall store, and people who buy themselves clothes, sleep apparel, bathrobes, etc. I made the mistake of going into KMart today, after going to breakfast and morning study with my friend Steve L. Mostly we (both of us are Western style Buddhists) discuss a) the way the nation's politics are going in comparison to the eightfold path, b) who said the stupidest thing this week on the news, and c) art projects either of us are working on, including writing. Today we discussed lots of things including conservatism and the American Taliban leaders like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum that only want to control us. That is why they want to replace the constitution with the bigleYesterday I answered a question on the atheist forum at about.com. The question was, "Do you think most atheists become liberal?"
You can read my response at : http://atheism.about.com/u/ua/Atheist-Agnostic-Belief-Survey/Why-Atheists-Agnostics-Liberal.htm , but the gist of it was that I don't believe that Atheists become liberal, I believe that if you are open to new things (as is the definition of liberal http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/liberal?s=t ), then, (as Buddhist teachings discuss, calling it attachment to views) you would become atheistic. This might confuse some people because I talk about being Buddhist, but Buddhism is an atheistic religion that doesn't say that you aren't allowed to believe in a higher power but it has nothing to do with the study of the religion. I believe that most people who are "liberal minded" (favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.) people eventually learn enough about science to know that some things in the bible are physically (literally in terms of physics) impossible and were supposed to be a parable to teach us a lesson about how to treat other people and we can only assume that people that take every piece of literature which is based on bronze age mythology (like every religion is), then you have to not take it all literally. If you have ever met someone who takes the bible or any other religious text literally, then you know what I have experienced with some people. They are self deluded and resistant to any form of education about the truth.
Now, the other thing that came up and this is very important is that Steve feels that they Military Industrial Complex, via the Pentagon, have become like a fourth branch of government so they can control the money in Washington, D.C.  He pointed out that our recent spying done by the NSA is all part of the situation. The reason being that now the NSA is like a branch of the Pentagon. Why is that? This is their new supervisor.
I looked him up on Wikipedia and found this information: "...
Keith Brian Alexander (born December 2, 1951) is a four-star general in the United States Army who currently serves as Director of the National Security Agency(DIRNSA), Chief of the Central Security Service (CHCSS) and Commander of the United States Cyber Command. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, U.S. Army from 2003 to 2005. He assumed the positions of Director, National Security Agency and Chief, Central Security Service on August 1, 2005 and the additional duties as Commander, United States Cyber Command on May 21, 2010.
On 16 October 2013, it was announced that General Alexander, and his Deputy John C. Inglis, were leaving the NSA. This announcement came on the heels of four months of NSA spying revelations spawned by press-leaks made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. "
This is not something that inspires confidence in the U.S. military and the government police agencies. We recently found out that the NSA is reading every email and listening to ever phone call in the USA but hasn't thwarted a single solitary terrorist attack. They originally tried to say they could name one but that turned out to be a humbug so they dropped it. I don't care what party you are in, this should be a concern. The military industrial complex isn't supposed to be in charge of the largest, most secretive government police agency in the country, but now they are. This gives way too much influence to the defense department that we need to slim down and the reason it has gotten to be such a huge mega-monster of financial waste is "because they can" because no one wants to be scrutinized by the NSA.
Imagine if we, as centrists that the regressives call "liberals" acted shamefully suspicious about this information and fed it to the paranoids in the Tea Party, the Libertarian Party, CATO institute, Freedom Works, and the Koch brothers. If we sell it to them as a tool to "blame Obama" for, they would accidentally expose all those warhawks and their cronies that they keep voting for.
Are you ready to start some real shit? Start going on the Tea Party Patriots and American Libertarian sites and handing them this information. Let's send it to Fox News and the entire News Troll circuit (Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, etc.) so they can have themselves a merry little New Year of Obama hate while exposing the one thing we don't want in our government. Who's with me?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Fox-Can-Lie Lawsuit

Fox-Can-Lie Lawsuit
People frequently refer to a court case that Fox won, which essentially gives the media the right to lie. 
This came from an appellate court decision that states that the FCC’s news distortion policy does not qualify as a rule, law, or regulation. 
From Wikipedia:
Jane Akre and her husband Steve Wilson are former employees of Fox owned-and- operated station WTVT in Tampa, Florida. In 1997, they were fired from the station after refusing to knowingly include false information in their report concerning the Monsanto Company’s production of RBGH, a drug designed to make cows produce more milk. They successfully sued under Florida’s whistle blower law and were awarded a US $425,000 settlement by jury decision. However, Fox appealed to an appellate court and won, after the court declared that the FCC policy against falsification that Fox violated was just a policy and not a “law, rule, or regulation”, and so the whistle blower law did not apply.
The court agreed with WTVT’s (Fox) argument “that the FCC’s policy against the intentional falsification of the news — which the FCC has called its “news distortion policy” — does not qualify as the required “law, rule, or regulation” under section 448.102.[...] Because the FCC’s news distortion policy is not a “law, rule, or regulation” under section 448.102, Akre has failed to state a claim under the whistle-blower’s statute.”
In 2001, Jane Akre and her husband won the Goldman Environmental Prize as a recognition for their report on RBGH. 
In 2004, Fox filed a US$1.7 million counter-suit against Akre and Wilson for trial fees and costs. Akre and Wilson both appear in a major portion of the 2004/5 critical documentary, "The Corporation".
In 2007 Jane became the editor-in-chief of the national news desk at InjuryBoard.com.
From FoxBGHSuit.com:
Fox appealed and prevailed February 14, 2003 when an appeals court issued a ruling reversing the jury, accepting a defense argument that had been rejected by three other judges on at least six separate occasions…
The whistle-blowing journalists, twice refused Fox offers of big-money deals to keep quiet about what they knew, filed their landmark lawsuit April 2, 1998 and survived three Fox efforts to have their case summarily dismissed.  It is the first time journalists have used a whistleblower law to seek a legal remedy for being fired by for refusing to distort the news.   Steve and Jane are now considering an appeal to the Florida state Supreme Court.

From CeaseSpin.com:
Appellate Court Rules Media Can Legally Lie.
By Mike Gaddy. Published Feb. 28, 2003
The court did not dispute the heart of Akre’s claim, that Fox pressured her to broadcast a false story to 
protect the broadcaster from having to defend the truth in court, as well as suffer the ire of irate advertisers. Fox argued from the first, and failed on three separate occasions, in front of three different judges, to have the case tossed out on the grounds there is no hard, fast, and written rule against deliberate distortion of the news.
The attorneys for Fox, owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch, argued the First Amendment gives broadcasters the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on the public airwaves. In its six-page written decision, the Court of Appeals held that the Federal Communications Commission position against news distortion is only a “policy,”
not a promulgated law, rule, or regulation. 
Fox aired a report after the ruling saying it was “totally vindicated” by the verdict.

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Position On Illegal Immigration

I heard someone again today use the words "ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION" and this is an oxymoron. I will explain why. First let's look at the definition of the word illegal.
il·le·gal [ih-lee-guhl]
adjective
1. forbidden by law or statute.
2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules,regulations, etc.: The referee ruled that it was an illegal forward pass.
noun
3. Informal. illegal alien.

You notice what the third definition is, and the fact that it says, 'Informal' meaning it isn't really the proper use of the word but lots of people say it that way.

Now, let's look at the word immigrant. 



im·mi·grant [im-i-gruhnt]
noun
1. a person who migrates to another country,usually for permanent residence.
2. an organism found in a new habitat.

adjective
3. of or pertaining to immigrants and immigration: a department for immigrant affairs.
4. immigrating.

People who come illegally to the United States are not immigrating (coming to become permanent residents) not because they are not welcome or are not interrested in escaping Mexico, they come here to work but are NOT interested in trying to become Americans, adopt our language and adopt our culture to fit in. Most come here to take advantage of financial opportunities not available in Mexico and then to return to their homeland to live in luxury compared to most Mexicans of the working class.
I have also heard them called Undocumented Aliens as if they were the Italian /Siclians who came here centuries ago, With Out Papers, which is where the nickname "WOP" came from. But they entered through the port authority legally. These people didn't lose their documents/papers, they came here illegally. They and anyone who supports their movement into the United States legally is also felons. 
The argument is, The Law Sucks. 
Okay, then change the law, don't just break the law and whine about it when you get caught.
Black and white. Don't break the law.This is another example of what people like to call "liberal". 
I am called a liberal for wanting progressive change in our country and not listening to Republican propaganda which is in simple terms, not opinion, but bald faced lies. That doesn't make me "liberal". That is the center, facts and logic, not opinion based on lies and wishful thinking. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Letter to Speaker John Boehner Written By Marc Belisle

"Speaker Boehner, you just led the House to vote in favor of H. Res 1965. This bill forces the federal government to allocate a massive amount of land to oil drilling, and forces the government to automatically approve oil drilling projects and charges $5,000 to anyone who protests against oil drilling. Let me explain a few things to you.

1) This bill is patently unconstitutional. "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech..." That is the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Maybe you haven't read that far? You CANNOT charge for protest. Your failure to dismiss this bill out of hand on free speech ground is a shocking dereliction of duty as an elected representative sworn to uphold the Constitution.

2) You work for US, We The People of the United States. You DO NOT work for the corporations, no matter how much they might bankroll you and your caucus. Your attempt to place the US government in a subservient role to the greed of oil corporations, allowing them to destroy American land and liberty is smoking-gun evidence that you are not representing the people, you are representing a secretive, blood sucking aristocracy. In trying to midwife this corporate oil coup, you are as great a threat to our government and democracy as any foreign enemy.

3) You are inept at your job. This bill will never be signed into law, and the SCOTUS could never uphold it if it were. Why vote in favor of it? You do realize that despite the gerrymandering, the Citizens United tsunami of bankrolled GOP campaigns, the Hastert Rule, etc., that, at the end of the day, we still vote. No matter how much you jury-rig the system, you still have to put on a show of trying to do the work of the voters. With this vote, you drip with the slime of oil and reek with the stench of corruption. You no longer even pretend to work for the people. You have turned the House of Representatives into the Whore House of Corporate Influence. With this vote, you are only slathering ruby red lipstick all over your face and hiking up your skirts for the oil lobby. You are not a representative. You are a filthy whore."

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Friday, November 22, 2013

If You Still Think Both Parties Are The Same, Read This

Today I had to read one more idiot on here telling everyone that both parties are the same because he says they both lie the same. If that were true then the GOP wouldn't have a 3 percent approval rating right now and they wouldn't be self destructing over everyone having the right to healthcare. I am not even including the Teabillies and Libertarians who took over the GOP because they lacked votes.
They might as well have invited all the mental patients Ronald Reagan threw out the mental institutions and put on the street to save money, to come be part of their party. If they were both the same, people who are afflicted with unlimited greed, like Romney, the Koch brothers, and Sheldon Adelson would give money to both parties equally. Now the GOP of yesteryear that call themselves "establishment Republicans" are whining about the monsters they created.
Several of the Republicans lately, including John McCain, have stated that they wish those other factions would just either STFU or go away. But no, now that they are there, they are so crazy they make the party members who came before them cringe. I don't see that in the Democratic party. There are rich people and some corporations that vote for the Democratic party but they don't use it to commit fraud and politicizing our laws. The main reason for gridlock now is the Republicans in the house of Representatives.
If you are still confused enough to think both parties are the same, look at Sarah Palin and Elizabeth Warren, do they seem the same to you?
How about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Do they seem the same to you?
Let's pick an easy one, one of the most extreme Democrats is Senator Bernie Sanders http://www.sanders.senate.gov/ and the most extreme example of Republicans is Paul Ryan http://paulryan.house.gov/ , both of which SAY they want the same things but only one of them actually votes for them. That is NOT the same thing.
With all the gerrymandering of districts, voter suppression, rigged voting machines, etc. the GOP still lost the presidential election in 2008 and 2012. That means the biggest difference is who likes the parties.
One such comparison would be the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, compared to the "Tea Party". One (OWS) is mainly made up of young people who are suffering in the elements to keep the message about Wall Street greed and how it hurts the economy in the public eye. The other is a bunch of old people who are so misguided that one wonders how they survived this long and are supported by the Koch brothers, although the Koch brothers don't admit their connection to the Tea Party and members of the Tea Party keep saying it is a grassroots movement that somehow can afford millions of dollars worth of food, refreshments, gas, lodging, and transportation for all of them through their own donations, although when asked individually how much they contributed, they all admitted that they gave NOTHING. Public records of PACs and Republican "think tanks" that the Koch's are the sole contributors to - fund the Tea Party.
The TP is full of people who are on Social Security and Medicare screaming "Leave your government hands off my SSI and Medicare", while they are publicly endorsing the same people who want to take away their Medicare and SSI, and state so on the news. The Tea Party is supposed to stand for "Taxed Enough Already" even though their taxes are lower than under George Bush while the rich guys who fund their movement pay only a tiny percent of their taxes compared to the rates someone who works construction has to pay. Who are they actually protesting for, since it isn't their own best interests?
Who created the huge problem by deregulating the banks? That isn't the same tune in both parties. And the way people treat the two protest movements can be summed up for me like this:
I didn't see anyone pepper spraying the Tea Party members, does that seem the same to you? I don't see the Tea Party members sleeping in the street or parks in order to stay with the group and carry the message.
I am going to stop this rant before I get so angry I can't sleep, but remember. Both parties are NOT the same, quit lying to yourself in order to act like you know better than anyone else. Independents are what started the Tea Party (with help from Fox News) and independents definitely started the Libertarian movement. Saying you are independent to me means you too chickenshit to take a stand and decide, through logical step by step elimination and research to derive at an answer suitable to you.
So, the next time you decide to look down on someone else who actually knows the issues instead of  NOT researching the topic and learning something, and instead acting like you are confident and know everything, stop and really look and listen because you and I are NOT the same.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Intentionally Misleading Is Lying

Recently Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation executives were involved in a lawsuit and ended up, after being found guilty of purposely misleading the public and manipulating some of society and therefore creating a situation that was in their own selfish interest and was in conflict with the interests of society as a whole. Their only defense in court ended up being that the first amendment (which is ludicrous considering Murdoch is Australian, but he was in an American court) gives everyone of it's citizens (Murdoch?) freedom of speech. We have the right to say "anything we want". In most cases that isn't harmful because most people hear some individual say something that sounds ridiculous, and they immediately assume that individual is a crackpot.
But, as was used in news corporation's defense in appellate court, there is NO AMERICAN LAW that says any person or person can not willfully lie to the public, intentionally misleading them, and that is correct. The court had to admit that is true. The law assumes that news organizations are going to report news, actual facts and information that is useful to the general public, since that is what ethical journalism is about. The danger is when a group of supposed news affiliates and seemingly unrelated news organizations all say the same thing, then, some people believe them, despite obvious evidence. And when one guy owns more than one news organization, that can be a problem because he can influence some in the general public by lying on all of his news organizations. This is what, according the Wikipedia report, Murdoch, and therefore News Corporation, owns (In order to appear less like a monopoly of news organizations, Murdoch put some of his holdings in other company names, as U.S. law is moving towards limiting how many news media holdings one source can have. These are now conglomerations (sub-companies) of what was listed before. If you click on the link for each, you can see they are all multifacted:
"...

Plans for the split were originally announced by Rupert Murdoch on June 28, 2012, while additional details were unveiled on December 3, 2012.News Corp's board approved the split on May 24, 2013, while shareholders approved the split on June 11; the splitting process began on June 19, 2013 with the listing of News Corp on the Australian Securities Exchange, but the new companies formally began trading on July 1, 2013. Robert James Thomson, the editor of The Wall Street Journal, serves as chief operating officer for the company; while Murdoch is no longer CEO (he instead remains CEO of 21st Century Fox), he remains chairman and a shareholder for both companies. During the stock splitting process, one share of the new News Corporation was given to shareholders for every four shares they own in the current News Corp.

Murdoch stated that performing this split would "unlock the true value of both companies and their distinct assets, enabling investors to benefit from the separate strategic opportunities resulting from more focused management of each division." The move also came in the wake of a series of scandals that had damaged the reputation of multiple News Corporation-owned properties. CEO Robert James Thomson promised that the new company would "cultivate a start-up sensibility even though we already work for the world’s most established and prestigious diversified media and information services company", and would emphasize building new business models around its properties and content. The logo of the new News Corporation was unveiled at an investor presentation on May 28, 2013; the handwritten logo uses script based on Murdoch's own handwriting.

Preliminary trading on the Australian Securities Exchange of the new News Corp's class B stock began on June 19, 2013 at around $15 per share; a value slightly lower than expected by some analysts. The shares fell in price by 3% to $14.55 per share, valuing the new company at around $7.9 billion US. The corporate split was officially finalized on June 28, 2013; both New News Corp and 21st Century Fox formally began trading on the NASDAQ on July 1, 2013.

On September 4, 2013, News Corp announced that it would sell the Dow Jones Local Media Group, a group of 33 local newspapers, to Newcastle Investment Corp.—an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, for $87 million. The newspapers will be operated by GateHouse Media, a newspaper group owned by Fortress. Robert Thomson indicated that the newspapers "were not strategically consistent with the emerging portfolio" of the company.


List of assets owned by News Corp.
The company consists primarily of the former News Corp's newspaper and book publishing assets; including:
Dow Jones & Company, a New York City-based financial publisher, and owners of the Wall Street Journal
News Corp Australia, an Australian newspaper and magazine publisher, and owners of Fox Sports Australia and a stake in pay-TV provider Foxtel
News UK, a British newspaper publisher
New York Post, a daily newspaper in New York City first acquired by Rupert Murdoch in 1976.
HarperCollins, a major book publisher
News America Marketing, a distributor of advertising and coupon promotions
Amplify Education, a digital education company
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No matter what anyone says, there will always be some who think they are doing things for the good of mankind, the good of the people, or the good of society and they are lying, not only to others for their own personal gain, but to themselves -because they are not admitting that their ego is the real problem in this situation. Case in point, this is NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION, if it was, all of the Christian ministers and all of their parishioners would be dressed in 'second hand' comfortable clothing and spending all their time and money helping others, not amassing great fortunes, building huge buildings full of expensive windows and ornaments, and especially not building huge alters (an ancient symbol of sacrifice), placing the collection plates, full of money they just collected, in between two candles (An ancient Jewish religious tradition, symbolic of where one must place "sacred" things that the new testament tells us was condemned by Christ.), and completing this sacrilege with a picture of JESUS over it. (Jesus hated money collecting in a temple.) This IS the anti-Christ according to biblical teachings.
The founding fathers were mostly DEISTS, who had escaped the Church of England's tyrannical puritanical imbecile leaders who were "taxing" people and trying to revert to the days of the inquisitions previous to the crusades.
One has to remember that some rulers in Europe, not the middle eastern countries that Christianity was attributed to, 1500 years after the supposed 'founding of' the religion. Another is the thousands (or at least to many to try to repeat here) of quotes and sayings that I hear on a daily basis from well meaning ignorant and ill informed people, are parts of different other religions and ancient mythology. Let's be honest. Religion is organized and well funded mythology condoned and supported by government because we have "freedom of religion" here, which also means we have freedom to believe or not, but some people will never get that point because they have been brainwashed. If you don't believe that religious employees believe that anyone who believes them is a stupid person who really NEEDS being lied to, in order (this is what they tell themselves) to feel greater hope, as if they were all living in ancient Europe and starving sharecroppers, then you are just as misinformed.
Case in point: "God helps those who help themselves!"  This quote is bandied about in church after church. I have even heard Christian ministers say that it is from the bible. I looked, and after reading the entire bible and not finding it, I was dismayed. I looked to see maybe it was in the writings of Shakespeare, since so many misquoted supposed biblical sayings were found to actually be his quotes. It was not in any of his quotes either. At around 40 years old, I finally found the origin of that saying. It was the war cry of the Crusades. The (as the song says) Christian soldiers (knights) would walk up to a crowd of innocent townspeople and take anything that was made of metal or glass and consider it their spoils of war, since they were on a quest from God, leaving in their wake a legion of people (especially monks and priests) who would hit their knees and beg God to help them, and scream at the people who accused them of being thieves and asking how they could call themselves men of God, "God helps those who help themselves!"
I have heard many an 'old wive's tale' from misguided religious bible thumpers including, "Do you remember the Golden Rule? You have to live by that because it is directly from the bible, the word of God." Don't say that shit to your children because when they grow up they will realize you are an idiot.
Here is the actual expression. It is not from the bible or attributed to ANYTHING CLOSELY RELATED TO religion of any kind.
It was a quote, although that was before people wrote anything down, which means like so many supposed ancient texts, it was actually written from supposed quotes people had memorized and passed down over centuries and in some cases, thousands of years, so we can never know the accuracy of the exact wording but supposedly really close. The actual quote was NOT "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." It IS "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself". And it was by this guy,
Yes, it is from the ancient quotes of Confucius, who was no where near a Christian or anything in the way of a religious leader, he was a scholar, a council to rulers, and a philosopher whose quotes came to be regarded as the civilized way to think in a modern society, at the time. 
Religion was necessary at a time when most people were what we consider now to be 'barbarians' (and I am not quoting Marcus Bachmann for the meaning of that). American society as a whole has to realize that religions and the government are trying to absorb the wealth of the masses and not for the benefit of the people, anymore. If one watches shows like "Jerry Springer" they might doubt it, but we are no longer barbarian sharecroppers (at least most of us) and don't need that type of "flock tending" that ancient mythology "shepherds" tell themselves that they are leading, when in reality they are only lining their pockets.
If you refuse to be a sheep, act like it!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Op Ed Post to the Washington Post

"...I am submitting a copy of my blog piece on my Facebook Page. I write/blog under the pseudonym Arizona Mildman. I am writing today because of Richard Cohen needing a change of pace. Maybe, perhaps spending a couple decades standing in the unemployment line so he can really understand the "black experience" or having a social stigma (racist non-evolved neanderthal) ON HIM for a change.
My blog post:
" There is a reason that racism is still alive and strong in America. People in the media and politicians keep telling people, despite the fact that most of society (82 percent) have decided that it is wrong and made it illegal, that it is OK to continue, that it is socially acceptable and right. They do this for votes and they do it for acceptance. As this national archives article describes, these things were put into law by people who were progressively trying to evolve past their own inadequacies and character defects for the purpose of being fair to the WHOLE PUBLIC, not just a few, as was the case before.
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-rights-act/
Some people would love for that era to return. When they say they want to "take back" America, any citizen of the U.S. that says that, needs to be closely scrutinized for those same character defects of resentment, hate, and discrimination that were so adamantly protected by "Old School" angry old white men.
This week, a man named Richard Cohen of the Washington Post, another "opinion writer" (the same handle Fox News hides behind), wrote a fluff piece about Chris Christie and stuck his racist comments in between the lines for the social conservatives like himself that still want to live in "leave it to beaver" land that never was, in the 1950s.

Please join me today in writing his bosses and either getting an apology or having his job removed and his being removed from telling social neanderthals that acting like a "troglodyte" is no longer legal or socially acceptable, which he does on a regular basis. "   I am sure the Washington Post can either bring Mr. Cohen into the 21st Century to let him know his veiled racism is NOT ACCEPTABLE or we can quit using the products of any of their sponsors that advertise through them. This is not  personal issue, this is a social and public issue, which perpetuates the ideology that racism is acceptable. Up to you.
Have a wonderful day,
Steve Walker (The Arizona Mildman)"

The kind of people who lost the civil war and still don't want to admit it to themselves are alive and strong in the U.S., mainly because some people keep telling them that no matter how many laws we pass and how many speeches we write or how many hours we spend explaining it to them, they won't allow themselves to change. What kind of people are they?
They call themselves "conservatives" [1](disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.) , but actually they are "regressives" [2](tending to regress, logic obtained from or characterized by backward reasoning.).
This is the link to the Washington Post "Letters to the Editor": http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ask-the-post/post/how-to-send-a-letter-to-the-editor/2011/11/17/gIQAoi7IlN_blog.html
And here is the link to write your own op-ed piece and submit your opinion on keeping racism alive and well despite the majority of us making it illegal in the last century: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/opeds/submit/
And please, when you are expressing your passion and empathy, enjoy yourself and remember, every voice that is heard eventually makes a change.
Have a nice day,
Arizona Mildman

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My latest email to Senator John McCain

I find it unfortunate that another foreign "reporter" turns out to be a hoax after people like you and Lindsey Graham spent so much time attacking the White House on national television over an uninformed idiot who made up a story to sell a news company. Just like the guy Screwball, who gave the British Intel people the story on WMDs in Iraq, that anyone who would have checked, could see was a liar, and the media lied and makes you look foolish for continuing to rattle your sabers as if you are Don Quixote tilting at windmills, hoping they were giants. Now that the story has been discredited as a hoax, you and your "We demand to see the truth" based on the news report written by a liar, calls to question a real issue for the American public. You don't have a topic in your pulldown menu for "Lying News Reports" and that must be because you don't care about facts or logic in your attacks. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-effects-discredited-benghazi-report
Please realize I hope you change this but until you create legislation that demands that the public quits being "purposely misled" by news media, then you will continue losing credibility until the United States looks like a laughing stock and no one believes anything we say, since we believe every hoax that comes down the road, invented by people who make a good living and become wealthy by lying to the public. I know you probably will never want "truth in journalism" reported by anyone who calls themselves a NEWS company, because if you do that, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the rest of the Republican propaganda machine will have to stop lying for you, and then you will lose all your voters.
So, you can keep rattling your sabers everytime something that sounds negative towards the president or other Democrats comes out unverified, until you all look like bigger fools than you already do.
Have a wonderful day.

When Did Mainstream Media Become Hoax Central?

There is a big problem arising in mainstream media. It is about credibility. Other countries would like to be taken seriously but instead are ignored, so, they have started inventing "news stories" that are hoaxes and reporting it to the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and anyone else who is supposed to be part of the "American Mainstream Media" brand. I liked what Jon Stewart said about Mainstream Media, not that they are liars intentionally, but that they are like a dog each time another squirrel runs by. Another news story is like a squirrel to them and checking sources, researching the story for bias or slant, etc. quit being a priority. If everyone can use Fox News as an excuse to not be accurate then we eventually will have to, as some already do, use BBC or Al Jazeera English as a empirical source to find out what is going on in the U.S.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both U.S. senators, have been intent on demanding to know "what really happened in Benghazi" and I hope they are both now equally embarrassed to know that the contractor's report that both of them have been going by, what people have already written books (which had to be retracted) on, and have created such a stir that there are websites and Facebook pages entitled "Never forget Benghazi" comparing the Benghazi attack, where 4 people died to an attack from outside sources (Arab and Pakastani) that killed around 2,977 in the twin towers alone, but remember, there were four planes used and including the first responders who were killed trying to rescue people, the death toll later amounted to around 6,000 people.
Anyone who can even slowly do the math to consider one digit to four, realizes that is an, at best, ignorant statement, designed to discredit the state department and especially Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that the same people in congress screaming the loudest (Republicans who think they finally found a solid excuse for the asinine things they voted for under Bush.) are the same ones who "defunded" the embassy security funding by several million dollars and created the whole insecure situation.
The ironic thing is that the main reason they think they have a justified excuse to act like '2 yr. olds' that just had their favorite toy ripped from their hands, is based on a lie. They all are asking a question that they think that they already know the answer to. "When are you going to tell the American people what really happened in Benghazi?  We have a right to know."  They are doing this based on a news story published on the air by CBS, who is now making them all look like idiots, for believing the hoax. In a desperate attempt to make the White House and Hillary look foolish and discredit them, they made themselves look like the childish idiots that they are.
When columnists for the Washington Post say things like, "Today's GOP is not racist..." trying desperately to not accuse anyone of anything that to all of us is so glaringly obvious, including fellow Republicans, then you realize he is an opinionated, old, out of touch moron. Which I stated in my comment when I said, "

...walkerazcarpenter wrote:
10:58 AM MST


Unfortunately, as usual, a so called "journalist" giving his misguided opinion. Conventional to him means racist white supremacist mainstream establishment like in the fifties that will no longer be in control, since the sixties but they are like a zombie. They died a long time ago, we unfortunately have to watch their rotting putrid ideologies fall away from the still animated corpse, while motivate towards something the rest of of already possess, brains. This supposed "liberal" writer is like the word liberal itself implies, biased in another direction. His, unfortunately, like most of us who, get called "liberal" for believing in facts and reality, are tired of being labeled in the same category with. His is opinion, which has nothing to do with reality, and therefore, everything that isn't right wing crazy is NOT "liberal". His article about "The country is doing better than you think" must be aimed at those who live in the conservative bubble ideologically and don't face reality because, as was proven in the last two presidential elections, we ALREADY KNOW THIS. The idea that conventional means "white establishment" shows me he is a loony toon. I would suggest he catch up before he starts preaching to the choir about more "liberal notions" which most of us already know to be true. Saying things like The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, sounds like he thinks he judges for us what is democratic instead of the constitution. In a word, Idiot! OLD ANTIQUATED MORON. Laterbye".

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Republican Hypocrisy and ENDA

I have been reading up on the ENDA bill about ending discrimination for gay people in the work place. The Democrats and Harry Reid are for it and John Boehner and the Republicans are against it. The GOP will protect the rights of rapists and pedophile priests but gay people are 8th class citizens to them. This is wrong and should be a matter of what our constitution says, "Inalienable Rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness..." and discrimination in any form against anyone makes that impossible and is wrong. Workplace discrimination should end against women, gays, people of color, etc. TODAY.
When you hear people like Ron Paul and any of the other GOP talking about "State's Rights", that is what they mean. They mean the right in each state to get around Federal law that demands that discrimination is illegal and should end. States' Representatives should be told that since they are Americans, then, they have to act like it. If they can discriminate against anyone's right to work, then they can squash their livelihood, making people intimidated and incapable of fighting back. This is WRONG.
In the same way that anyone who says that they are Christian and doesn't believe in helping others is lying to themselves or self deluded, then, people who say that they believe in discrimination ONLY FOR THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE, are full of shit and hypocrites.
Have a nice Sunday,
Arizona Mildman

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The True Definition of Humility

We have all had a passing familiarity with that word, humility. I assumed for years, after hearing about the religious connotation that I understood what it meant. I was supposed to feel less than, as in "Having humility before God". As I grew older, I heard the word over and over and it seems that most people have the same definition in their mind. I had it explained to me that was wrong because humility means no better or worse than anyone else. Some people use the word "humble" or "humbled" in the same manner. Those definitions don't describe humility, they describe being humiliated.
Let me see if my diagram speech will be a better example. I used to think low self esteem was on the bottom of the scale, grandiosity at the top of the scale, and humility was in the middle like this:
But then I had it explained in a way that changed my whole life. I now look at people in a whole different way, just knowing this one simple idea. The above humility scale is correct. The correct way to look at it is as in the diagram below:
Humility is on one end of the scale with grandiosity and low self esteem on the other end because both of those are parts of EGO. I was taught that EGO stands for Edging God Out. My higher power would never want me to feel superior to the other creatures on earth, especially not other people.
I hope this sheds as much light on the word for you as it did for me.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Are You Still Being Stupid?

The same 26 states that have Republican governors and are considered "red states" also have the lowest employment rates and education levels, while having the highest poverty rates and seem to like being considered stupid.
All of my relatives who live in the states that are on this map, listed as the ones denying thousands of people per state access to affordable health care, for them only, are being put on notice today. And if any of you still vote GOP, then you need to read this. 
The people in the South are ruled by a mob rule mentality, known as "bandwagon thinking", which is not so dangerous to govern high school class elections but we are supposed to have grown up since then, more than physically. Those people in the South let people tell them that some people (people of color) are not really human or equal to a real human, a white man. 
A really appropriate quote from someone who was a Texan and an expert on the South, President Lyndon Baines Johnson: "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." ~
LYNDON B. JOHNSON, 1960, remark to Bill Moyers, "What a Real President Was Like," Washington Post, 13 November 1988  
They are racially prejudiced which is STUPID. I will tell you why. People who go to college or any progressive form of education in lower levels, realize after working with all races of people that there are smart and capable people in every race. Most people can learn the same lesson serving in the military. So, racism is a way to get you to vote against your own interests. That is what is so STUPID. The Party of STUPID are leading the nation away from the Affordable Care Act medicaid expansion which will save people who are working poor Hundreds of Thousands of dollars each, in a lifetime. So, Insurance company lobbies (which are the real reason people think the A.C.A. is there to regulate people while it is there to regulate insurance companies) have come up with propaganda campaigns to tell people that it is everything including a biblical plague to save money. The insurance companies themselves have canceled policies in states that are embracing the A.C.A. because they can't continue screwing the public like they used to in those states. The Republican Governors in 26 states have said that it isn't working. It hasn't been implemented yet completely and it is already working for many Americans. The news trolls have been going ON AND ON about how terrible it is and how it will destroy you. Rick Perry (a monument to STUPID) said it would be like loading patients onto the Titanic. All the News Trolls and Political Trolls say it is going to lead to everything from socialism to you name it, because they get paid to LIE TO YOU. 
Some people who are misinformed are actually saying that they prefer getting ripped off by "MY" insurance company. The insurance companies didn't get richer than the banks by caring about YOUR INTERESTS. When I am in my anger mode moods, then, as far as I am concerned, if you are that STUPID, then you deserve to get screwed. But then in my calmer moments. I don't think anyone should, but you can't argue with "opinion".
So, I hope you aren't one of the people who want to keep their health insurance rates and plans at status quo, because that really IS STUPID:
That is STUPID and if you want to quit being the Party of STUPID, you need to quit following the STUPID in your party and rise above that bunch of sold out liars who are nothing more than an extention of the corporate lobbies, especially the STUPID racist South where they are uneducated, uninformed, and do things to spite the people of color, even if it hurts their own interests, which is what makes them look ESPECIALLY STUPID.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Affordable Care Act As It Is In "Reality Central"



(I posted this on my Facebook page and then realized this was a worthy post so I am re-posting it here:)

When the government (the law stated in the Affordable Care Act) says that they (the insurance companies) can't legally screw you and make a profit from NOT providing you healthcare, while continuing to collect monthly payments for ages while you were well, then, canceling on you for a B.S. reason (e.g., pre-existing conditions which they called non-covered diseases), a bunch of the phonies bailed on people who have been paying premiums for over 20 years and they don't understand what happened. They were going to burn you anyway, but when they realized they could fined or shut down (not allowed to sell insurance scams anymore) they ran for the hills and dumped most of their insureds. A lot of people are still believing all the FOX NEWS lies about "Obamacare" (death panels, you go to jail for not buying "Obamacare", being "Obamacized" which means forced to buy this instead of your employers health plan, etc. - when the actual fact is that the Affordable Care Act actually regulates INSURANCE COMPANIES, not their clients. So, when they (The insurance companies) realized that they were not going to make huge profits from giving you service once a year and only paying for a few services at that time, while leaving you to pay the rest, then they bailed. 
They are now required by law to spend 80 percent of what you give them on your health care and they have to give you a rebate for extended well times (long periods when you haven't been sick). That is why the GOP (bought and paid for by the healthcare insurance lobbies) have been screaming about the ACA, not because it is socialism. 
These same Healthcare Insurance Lobbies have been around A LONG TIME, and are the same people who don't want to pay for healthcare for those damned people called "females" because those pesky creatures have more things in their bodies that can go wrong than you would believe (especially in the baby factory area). 
So, that sound terrible and they would never tell you that in public or in the local media, so what you hear instead, is how it's "The Bible" that says you aren't supposed to use contraception or get an abortion (so they don't have to pay for them) but if you ask any of those politicians or pundits (some preachers, too) to show you where it says that in the bible, then, they get that "deer in the headlights" look for a minute and then change the subject and start ranting about sin and how it's murder and how you will go to hell because it's against "God's Will". They are paid by the lobbies to lie to you. (Not that some people haven't drunk the Kool-aid and started acting indignant about the subject because they think they are supposed to be a good "sheep" like the rest of their "flock" goes along with.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Is Antonin Scalia Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease?

As has been mentioned by many people in the press, Antonin Scalia is more than a little outspoken in his supposed "original constitution" opinions. I guess he should take into appraisal the fact that 'the original constitution framers' were slave owners. We, as a nation have decided that discrimination is wrong, although Scalia makes no apologies for calling the fourteenth amendment a "racial entitlement" that was NOT ABOUT black people, even though it was enacted to allow former slaves and other African Americans to vote. AS I REMEMBER, we didn't have any slaves who weren't black, so what is this racist homophobe running his mouth for? Did I just mention homophobe? He uses the pope and the Catholic church as an excuse to discriminate and hate on gay people and I wonder what his excuse is going to be now that the new pope said that gays and abortion are "too much of a Catholic obsession" and wants his parishioners to stop the hate. I have a definite reason for my opinion about his mental condition. He has been confronted and his reaction to people suggesting he is senile was, "I will tell you when I am no longer in charge of my mental faculties", which means he is defensive about it and wants to hide out as a "cranky old man" (born in 1936, he is 77), so he obviously dyes his always jet black hair, to hide his age (another sign he is hiding something).
Let me give you a couple lines from the diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease as written out on Wikipedia: "... Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide. Alzheimer's is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050.
All anyone needs to know about Scalia is in the article (his wiki) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Scalia  .  It states his opinions are supposedly termed (by him) as "originalism in interpreting the constitution" which if I decide to be 'original' in deciding laws for validity, I will be accused of ignoring them, so I don't understand what he thinks he is doing. As a member of the Supreme Court, he is supposed to decide if a situation is constitutionally sound, not decide how he can reinterpret the constitution to fit his agenda, but that is exactly what he does. He hates alternative action but even though there is some unfairness in the laws, one on the bench is supposed to decide situations as the law states, not try to rewrite the law based on religious mythology and any other text one can cherry pick from. He doesn't need to recuse himself from cases that are a conflict of interest, in my opinion, he needs to step down from the bench and get a brain scan for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Although Alzheimer's disease develops differently for every individual, there are many common symptoms. Early symptoms are often mistakenly thought to be 'age-related' concerns, or manifestations of stress. In the early stages, the most common symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. When AD is suspected, the diagnosis is usually confirmed with tests that evaluate behaviour and thinking abilities, often followed by a brain scan if available, however, examination of brain tissue is required for a definitive diagnosis. As the disease advances, symptoms can include confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings, trouble with language, and long-term memory loss. As the sufferer declines they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Since the disease is different for each individual, predicting how it will affect the person is difficult. AD develops for an unknown and variable amount of time before becoming fully apparent, and it can progress undiagnosed for years." The entire article with references for gathered information is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer%27s_disease
The obvious reasons he should step down are that he should never, with his frame of reference in the world concerning his discrimination towards women, gays, and minorities (especially blacks) should be obvious to everyone who believes in equality. Our world is no longer run by white guys living in the conservative ideology bubble (the Bill O'Reilly "Leave it to Beaver" land that never existed). As so, our Supreme Court, the most important court for democratic and impartial decisions in the land, should NOT be, either.

Monday, October 14, 2013

My Latest Email to John McCain

I always considered paying my income taxes part of my duty as an American Citizen. It occurs to me that if Anything seems unAmerican to me, it is the people who complain to pay their fair share of income tax and them want to complain about Government. Of course those same people are always asking me to elect them to government. If they hate government so much, they shouldn't run for office. Also, congratulations on not seeing your party going down in flames until it was too late. Some of us warned you a LONG TIME ago that the Libertarian Loonies like Ron Paul would destroy your party. Look this link up: http://www.dailypaul.com/251769/we-will-take-over-the-republican-party-or-destroy-it That is part of the Daily Paul, the newsletter written by Ron Paul where he explains how they are going to destroy the Republican Party from within. In 2008 he described how they should all run as Republicans to infiltrate on the inside. You thought your increase in numbers was somehow an indication that people suddenly liked failed economic policies and backwards arithmetic that crashes the economy and only makes people like you , who are already wealthy, more successful, and guts the rest of us. That ('trickle-down' which actually goes up) will never happen no matter how much the CATO institute gets paid by the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch to tell stupid people it will work, someday, maybe. And now from the other side of the aisle, crazy intentionally, elected to wreck Washington, D.C. from the inside. It makes me think that the kids of the people from the 50s and 60s who were Marxist and Leninist, got together and finally put the Abbie Hoffman plan (infiltrate and destroy) into action. I knew some of the guys who broke into (using forged invitations)the Republican National Convention in Chicago and wore Nixon masks, flashing everyone the two finger of each hand, victory symbols that Nixon was so famous for. I was a teenager at the time. It seems they finally got even. Karma is a real bitch, isn't it? You picked Sarah Palin, She picked Ted Cruz, and he is ruining your party from the inside because you were all to weak to out him as an outsider, in hopes for support from one more Teabillie. I hate to say it, but I told you this would happen years ago.

Monday, October 7, 2013

HEY AMERICA, PAY ATTENTION ! HERE IS A NEW DEAL FOR YOU ! I DARE YOU !

Alrighty Now! Fox News and specifically Rupert Murdoch has to be laughing his ass off right now. First, the guys who own Fox news are the owner of Al Jazeera  - Al-Waleed bin Talal and an rich Australian name Rupert Murdoch. Both are extremist right wing selfish rich news moguls and recently Murdoch even went to court and fought against a law suit with the only defense he had being, "There is no American law that says I can't lie and intentionally mislead the public."
The battle over the lawsuit was won in an appellate court  and testifies to the idea that most of America already knows, that Fox and the other right wing news stations are not news, they are instead a propaganda platform for the extremist regressive Republicans and Neo-Cons.

Also, I was having a few moments of hope for the long standing stupidity of the Christian right, and the new Catholic pope was sounding pretty awesomely progressive for a few minutes until this came up:
Bishops Push for Conscience Protections in Government Funding which basically means the same thing the Republicans are saying, "IF WE DON'T GET OUR WAY WE ARE GOING TO RUIN LIFE FOR ALL AMERICANS". Selfish, self centered, and completely on the wrong side of history, not only for now, but for our entire past and trying to wrongly destroy our future.

Now, one of the biggest lies I have seen lately is the Republican Party trying to blame the president or Democrats for the shut down. Some Republican representatives bragged about the shutdown, which you can read here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-federal-budget-crisis-months-in-the-planning.html?_r=0 or here: http://www.policymic.com/articles/58183/republican-threat-to-shut-down-government-over-obamacare-is-a-bluff-they-can-t-win or even here: http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/04/bernie-sanders-explains-koch-brothers-keeping-government-shut.html for months now but somehow they think we are going to believe it is someone else's fault? Either they think we are completely STUPID or they are, one or the other.  Boehner has been told he has enough votes to end this but he won't call for a vote because then their grandstand play will be over and the GOP will have to explain two things.
  1. Why the Republican party and especially their "Tea Party" constituency has been LYING OUT OF THEIR ASSES for months now about the Affordable Care Act.
  2. Why they want to vote against something that will actually HELP the American people for the sake of special interests, like wealthy healthcare insurance corporations.
The cat's out of the bag! Bernie Sanders of Vermont exposed the Koch brothers of Koch Industries of creating this whole situation. He pays Rupert Murdoch to lie to people about climate change (because doing something about that would end their fossil fuel empire and create an environmental protection enforcement that would make them stop creating the pollution they create for profit) so they use Murdoch's right wing propaganda empire to "catapult the propaganda", as G.W. Bush would say, while creating legions of dumbasses who don't realize that their own donations (that most of them when being honest, admit that they haven't donated anything) can't pay for millions of dollars of buses, hotel rooms, and expense accounts to support their protest rallies so that they stand around holding misspelled signs with catch phrase slogans that when you ask them what they mean, they, if they are honest enough to admit it, instead of trying to double talk with another even more hollow slogan, don't know where the money is coming from, although the rest of the world knows that recent tax write offs for the Kochs show that they have sponsored almost 500 million dollars of "grass roots movement" activities which coincidentally fit into their agenda.

So, Americans, I have a new deal for you. You on the right say that mainstream media is "left wing liberal leaning" and the rest of us who can read and investigate things called facts, call what you read "fiction" at best but call it lies. Let's not listen to ANY OF THEM.  That way we all have to look it up and investigate what really happened by using credible information sources, not people who go to court defending their right to lie to you, what do you say? I dare you. I bet some of you can't do it for a week.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Blatant Selling of Our Democracy

There is no question in my mind and shouldn't be, in anyone else's mind, who is selling out our democracy, and our capitalist economy. The supposed bastions of democracy and rights, who are the first ones to scream "socialism" when someone wants to use the social safety nets that are put in place for the poor, elderly, and disabled are pushing us right into a communist (socialism) economy, which, only stupid people don't understand, is the only last bastion of safety after a failed economy. The rich and greedy in this country don't feel like they are getting enough, so let's see what they feel like when they are given a government that takes everything they have and distributes among those who will work hard to keep it equally balanced and take care of their fellows (comrades) in a true socialist economy.
Karl Marx wasn't writing about something that he hoped or wished would happen, he was writing about what happens when capitalism fails. Anyone who has read his works understands this. He said that when capitalism fails (which it is doing through the eventual collapse that he predicted, from unlimited greed causing one sided unfairness) then true communism (the sharing of everything equally, regulated by a strong police state/army like the one that has been in place in the Soviet Union for decades) will have to take over in order for people who revolt to get what they need, which is not riches and wealth, it is just a comfortable life that they can thrive in. The horror stories about Russian "bread lines" never mentioned the fact that the reason hundreds of people in each province stood in line to get bread was because it was being given away for free. If you think that would not happen here, put up a sign that says "free food" on any corner in any town in America and see what kind of line builds up. The shame of it is, the people in the United States that would be standing in line three times trying to get someone else's share of food are some of the rich here.
When I was a teenager, I worked in a car wash at one time, and I had a friend and coworker who used to say that if you put a sign up that said, "Free Dog Turds", that some people would be offended but there would always be some rich guy in a huge expensive car demanding to get three of them, and angry, telling you the unfairness of the fact that there was a rule of, "only one per customer".
Today, "the free dog turd guys" have bought and paid for a social network of disinformation to make stupid, ill informed, less fortunate than them group of people allow them and in fact, insist that they deserve all three dog turds, because that is A) God's will, B) the American way, and truly the right thing to do because of the way our justice system and freedom for all demands it should be, and C) Because to stupid ill informed sheeple, some people deserve more. The reason they say that is because they have been taught a social construct that I mention over and over, the stupidity of the indoctrination of Christianity, the hierarchy of people. The bible tells us that people are NOT equal, that God is over Man, Man is over Woman, Rich Men are over Poor Men, and People are more important than Trees, Plant,s and Animals (mammals, fish, birds, and basically everything not human).
Those of us who understand that fascists wrote those rules so they could excuse their greed and their cheating of society, have evolved in our thinking and believe in ONE WORD that stupid people don't get. EQUALITY. The fact that some of us believe in that word makes lots of people angry or confused. One of my neighbors recently asked me, "But, isn't that a "LIBERAL" idea?"  The moment those words came out of her mouth, I exploded. I see what is happening is that some in power through being religious leaders have abused their authority and taught people to be sheep. You will notice they always call their "followers" by one name repeatedly. Their "FLOCK". And what do we think of when we think of people tending their "FLOCK"?  One word comes to mind.
I guess the question for everyone has to be, "If this is NOT who you are, then why are you acting like it is?"  Why are you allowing a couple guys with money to construct a take down of our democracy when you know that when they get what they want, they will run from this place like it is on fire and leave you in it's ashes to take the blame. Who are they? Let me give you their picture and a list of what they "own".
Meet Charles and David Koch. They own what seems like half the manufacturing and oil businesses in the United States and that still isn't enough for them. They won't be happy until they have destroyed the United States economy in order to punish us for NOT electing the guys they wanted in power, so they could take even more of our hard earned tax dollars. Their father made them rich by selling oil rigs to the Soviet Union and training them how to use them. Then they took over their father's multi-billion dollar empire and that just wasn't enough for them. They developed fracking and now also pollute most of the most important natural resources we have here. 
The list of their holdings is: 
From Wikipedia;

"Koch Industries, Inc. /ˈkoʊk/ is an American multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas, United States, with subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, trading and investments. Koch also owns Invista, Georgia-Pacific, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals and Matador Cattle Company. Koch companies are involved in core industries such as the manufacturing, refining and distribution of petroleum, chemicals, energy, fiber, intermediates and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, pulp and paper, chemical technology equipment, ranching, finance, commodities trading, as well as other ventures and investments. The firm employs 50,000 people in the United States and another 20,000 in 59 other countries.

In 2011, Forbes called it the second largest privately held company in the United States (after Cargill), with an annual revenue of about $98 billion, down from the largest in 2006. If Koch Industries were a public company in 2007, it would have ranked about 16 in the Fortune 500.

Fred C. Koch, after whom Koch Industries, Inc. is named, co-founded the company in 1940 and developed an innovative crude oil refining process. His sons, Charles de Ganahl Koch, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, and David H. Koch, executive vice president, are principal owners of the company after they bought out their brothers, "Fred" and William Ingraham "Bill", for $1.1 billion in 1983. Charles and David H. Koch each own 42% of Koch Industries, ..." and also, as to their Political Activities:     
"...  Koch Industries has spent more than $50 million to lobby in Washington between 2006 and October 2011, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The company has opposed the regulation of financial derivatives and limits on greenhouse gases. It sponsors free market foundations and causes.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, many of Koch Industries' contributions have gone toward achieving legislation on energy issues, defense appropriations and financial regulatory reform. Koch Industries has been criticized by the environmentalist group Greenpeace for the role they allege the company plays in affecting climate change policy in the United States, along with other major producers of oil and petroleum like ExxonMobil and Chevron. Koch Industries replied saying the Greenpeace report "distorts the environmental record of our companies."
One policy proposal to control global warming that Koch Industries has come out against is Low Carbon Fuel Standards, such as were passed in 2007 in California. According to Koch Industries, "LCFS would cripple refiners that rely on heavy crude feedstocks to provide the transportation fuels that keep America moving."
The Koch Industries website includes an opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal by Charles Koch, one of the company's owners, "Why Koch Industries is Speaking Out." The article states: "Because of our activism, we've been vilified by various groups. Despite this criticism, we're determined to keep contributing and standing up for those politicians, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who are taking these challenges [deficit spending by governments] seriously."
The company also funds the political action committee KochPAC."

It is no wonder that they own (fund) most of all supposed "conservative think tanks" and anti democratic organisations in the United States including "The CATO Institute", Americans for Prosperity, and recently it was proved through tax forms that they basically own and operate the "Tea Party" and fund all of it's activities. They will soon be the sole proprietors of the destruction of capitalism - the thing that they so desperately cling to - for the sake of their unlimited greed and unbridled contempt of the United States' most average citizens. Their company is based in Wichita, Kansas but when the United States self destructs, then they will probably run to where their dad found his fortune when he was run out of business locally, The Soviet Union. 

Source for the information on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Industries