Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Conservative Coup to turn The United States into The Neo-Confederacy

"Are you going to pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"
America has been undergoing a rapdily accelerating Coup by Conservatives. After their military defeat during the Civil War, the conservatives of this Nation began a campaign of low-grade guerilla warfare against America targeting Women, Liberals, Unionists, Minorities, and Immigrants; all groups oppossed to the creation of the Southern White Man's Utopia the Neo-Confederacy.

Since the Era of Ronald Reagan, who opened up his white resentment campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi, with "I believe in state's rights. I’m going to devote myself to trying to reorder those priorities and to restore to the states and local communities those functions which properly belong there." Conservatives have inflitrated enough areas of local, state, and federal government to alter, undermine and neuter protections for the American People and re-establish the Era when the 1% Ruled and White Conservatives acted as Whip Holders and Attack Dogs keeping everyone else in line.

But, in the last 15 years, they've accelearated their efforts, with major strikes at the heart of Democracy.
  • The impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
  • Convicted Criminal Tom DeLay and other Republicans redistricting Congressional Districts to devalue Democratic Votes
  • The Stolen 2000 Presidential Election, in which Al Gore won the Popular Vote by almost a million votes and won more votes in Florida.
  • The SCOTUS rulings especially Bush v. Gore and Citizen's United and Shelby County v. Holder.
  • The Congressional Obstruction during Barack Obama's Presidency.
Recall that beginning in 2009 Republicans declared their number one goal was to ensure President Obama was a one-term President, not to help American struggling with the Republican Recession, not to deal with the Global War on Terror which conservatives by and large avoided, nope there goal was to get back to undercutting the American Middle Class and impoverishing the American Worker in order to create the Neo-Confederate Corporate dominated Wage Slave State.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Another Mass Shooting. Another White Right-Wing Domestic Terrorist. It's far too late to talk about Gun Control.

Thus, endeth the world not with a whimper but with a bang...

Governor disgusting coward Jindal of Louisana gave a press conference where he stated it's too early to talk about Gun Control. No it is not, it's far, far, far too late.

America has been conquered by Conservatives. Every problem in this Nation can be traced back to the influence and effect the right-wing nut jobs have over the country. After losing the Civil War, the Confederacy (a Plutocracy of Rich 1% Slave Owners) has been engaging in guerilla tactics and asymetrical warfare for 150 years and they've turned the Nation (with some notable setbacks) into a Conservative Plutocracy in the same model as the Confederacy, a Neo-Confederacy.

Now, another Right-Wing White Domestic Terrorist has gone on a shooting spree but, unlike the immediate and voiceforus denunciations of "Terrorism" when the shooter is named Muhammad, Conservatives shout down anyone who links their despicable evil agenda to the violence it indisputably foments. As always right-wingers proclaim the murderer is actually a Liberal because No True Conservative...

And Gun Nuts declare we're too emotional to talk about Gun Control and converge like locusts to silence anyone who points out that Gun Violence in the United States is an Epidemic. No other civilized, so-called first world Nation suffers the levels of Gun Violence we do in the United States.

If guns were the real solution then we'd see appreciable reductions in gun violence but, the evidence shows more guns equals more gun violence.

This is such an obvious, blatant fact that Gun Makers and Gun Humping Lunatics demand those facts be altered and obscured, which is why just this month The Center for Disease Control has been banned for decades by Republicans in Congress and the NRA from collecting any data/information on Gun Deaths and Injuries.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sandra Bland died for the "crime" of being Uppity. A Police Officer's View.

First off, there is literally no death of any black person at the hands of the Police which Faux News and Conservatives will not justify and defend.

Nothing will make them deviate from their playbook of, minimizing the LEOs actions, demanding the black person prostrate themselves completely and then slandering the victim after their death.

An arrest is not a conviction. Of course, Conservatives believe every black person is a born criminal. Thus, begins to ex post facto justification for Bland's death via the murdering of her character. It's the right-wing way.

Bland's toxicology report showed cannabinoids in her blood. Weed Smoking is only acceptable if you're white. The same with gun ownership.

There's a massive amount of wrong with this whole escapade. Even the release of the dashcam video which Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, legitimately called doctored, was so fraught with "glitches" the Texas Department of Public Safety is turned it over to the FBI for authentication that no editing has been done and any apparent errors are problems with uploading. Texas DPS has also released 3 hours (out of 72) of Bland's incarceration but, there is no camera inside the cell and big gaps in video coverage down the hallway to the cell. So, whatever happened inside Bland's cell is never going to be known.

Now, I know exactly what Deputy Brian Encinia was doing when he zoomed up on Bland's vehicle, i.e. checking her license plate status to see if the driver is Suspended or has a Warrant. Nothing showed up on his squad car computer screen but, when she makes a minor traffic violation, failure to signal lane change, he's got his Probable Cause, to pull her over and run a name check and also get a better look inside the interior of the vehicle.

Well, he's got nothing. So he writes the moving violation and returns to Bland's window. And that's when he sees his opening.

When an officer or deputy escalates aggression it's either because he's weak and unsure of himself or he's trying to torque the person up in order to get a reaction ," a" rise out if that person. Deputy Brian Encinia starts in on Bland, seemingly asking innocuous questions, Sandra Bland answers the questions in too flippant a tone for Deputy Encinia and he rapidly descends into Eric Cartman level 'Respect My Authoritah'.

Conservatives of course begin the character assassination of Bland at this point. Calling her arrogant, demanding she obey* the orders of the Deputy, and blaming his verbal aggression on her. With indefensible incidents such as this, Conservatives focus on one aspect, Encinia's right to order her out from the car, instead of the totality of the circumstances.

Now, while Encinia can legally her out of the vehicle, she's not under arrest at that point as the Deputy asserts, but is being temporarily lawfully detained. But, once this "arrogant" black woman talked back to him Encinia apparently lost his composure, threatened "I will light you up", called for backing units, and the situation was totally out of control. A good Police Officer must be able to ratchet down during encounters. Encinia was apparently too weak or too stupid to do this.

Because prior to getting her out of the vehicle, there's nothing there. No DUI, No warrants known to him at the time, no major moving violations, no contraband in the vehicle. Just a black woman who didn't know her place.

Resisting/Obstructing are the catch-alls Police Departments use to charge a person whom they most likely should not have arrested. Much of what's wrong here stems from the decision to put the Resisting/Battery to a Peace Officer charge on Bland to cover for Encinia's mistakes.

I don't know what Waller County Texas lockup procedures are but, Bland should have been released on an IBond after she couldn't come up with the money. They had her car. They had already positively identified her. No felony had been committed. So, why wasn't she bonded out? Because as a further demonstration to her that if you don't prostrate yourself before the law, you are going to spend a whole weekend in lockup, to teach that uppity n-slur some manners.

Usually temporary holding cells contain no items like plastic bags no trash can liners and her food** would not be delivered in one. I never let the arrestee have plastic dinnerware, a straw or even the plastic lid on the drink. Also it's Standard Operating Procedure that even arrestee without self-admitted suicidal thoughts are made to give up shoe laces, belts and even drawstrings on hoodies.

Additionally, during processing prior to being placed into a Holding Cell, it is SOP to ask if the arrestee if they have ever harmed them-self or attempted suicide. And if Deputies knew she had a history of suicidal thoughts, as the processing form shows, then they are obligated and responsible for her well-being. If that means taking her to the Hospital for close non-stop observation and an evaluation by a Doctor, too bad they made the arrest.

The Waller County Sheriff Department didn't do this, most likely, because the Deputies believed she was feigning Incarceratius, in order to get out of lockup.

So, Sandra Bland is dead. The Texas Authorities are in overdrive to prove she committed suicide, but even if she did (which sadly I'm not ready to concede) her death nonetheless is still on Waller County Sheriff because they decided to hold a potentially suicidal person for 3 days for the Unforgivable Crime of being Black in America.
* - Conservatives have for years gotten away with this hypocritical dichotomy of fear-monging about distrusting government so much so that they've purchased 100 million guns and deployed themselves to Counter Jade Helm yet they unequivocally accept every Government Official declaration concerning the suspicious deaths of black people by authorities. It could not be any clearer that Conservatives support and desire the murder of black people by Police.
** - much was made of Dylann Roof, the white conservative domestic terrorist getting fed Burger King after he was under arrest. This is non-controversial. My Department provides McDonald's for every meal for someone held in our temporary detention cells.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bernie Sanders needs to care about #Blacklivesmatter because Republicans do not (Update: Bernie Sanders is a Nazi)

In the Marine Corps my job was to focus on WET (Weather, Enemy, Terrain), the biggest enemy of America today is the Republican Party, on whom most of my posts focus.

But, it's important for the leaders of the Democratic Party or those who wish to secure the Democratic Presidential Nomination to remember not to take votes for granted.

#Blacklivesmatter descended upon Netroots Nation 15 and made a couple candidates, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley uncomfortable. From all the reporting I've read O'Malley acquitted himself well, staying and speaking 1-on-1 with people, allowing them to voice their concerns. But, Bernie Sanders was apparently unprepared and could not deviate from his message about economic injustice and income inequality from which he ardently believes all injustices in the United States flow.

While, I tend to believe that more economic opportunities for Americans would help eliminate some of the problems we face, People of Color face another more dangerous barrier, which I do not. The frightening prospect that they will be killed by Police Officers or Stand Your Ground Gun Maniacs who adhere to the Conservative belief that all people of color are criminals.

All the white progressives posting and tweeting their irritation that Bernie Sanders was "ambushed" at the Netroots Nation conference and upset the GOP candidates aren't being subjected to similar tactics need to check themselves and understand #Blacklivesmatter isn't going to approach Republicans because they understand Republicans don't believe Black Lives Matter. Republicans are perfectly content with the situation as it exists today. Republicans are absolutely fine with Police Officers murdering People of Color.

But, Bernie Sanders is ostensibly running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. As such, he needs to address the issues of Democrats, whom People of Color overwhelmingly, support and identify.

And if Bernie wants to win a nomination outside the comfy confines of his home state of Vermont he needs to be able to field hard questions and weather a few punches thrown his direction from the Left because the despicable vitriol, evil hatred, and vicious attacks from the Right during the campaign will dwarf this incident.
Update: And just like that the odious Kevin D. Williamson of the Conservative Cesspool NationalReview has labeled Bernie Sanders a National-Socialist.  
In the Bernieverse, there’s a whole lot of nationalism mixed up in the socialism. He is, in fact, leading a national-socialist movement, which is a queasy and uncomfortable thing to write about a man who is the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland and whose family was murdered in the Holocaust. But there is no other way to characterize his views and his politics.  
Williamson goes on in his putrid article to use the National Socialism tag an additional four times as he obliquely proclaims Senator Sanders is Adolf Hitler. And remember Bernie isn't even a real threat at this point and Conservatives are more than willing to go full HITLER! on him.
Now, of course I understand the Corporate Conservative Media can't wait to use this incident to ratfuck the Democratic Party because that's what they do. The Media serve the interests of the Plutocracy and that is the main opponent of Bernie Sanders.

In reality, though this incident is of little concern because Hillary Rodham Clinton is by far and away the front runner for the Democratic Nomination. But, the Left needs to ensure all the disparate voices of their collation are heard.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Prepare to have the #Blacklivesmatter movement ratfucked becuase Conservatives Love when Cops kill Black People

The United States has always vilified and demonized black people. Now, I'm not advising you to drive down Roosevelt Ave into Lawndale, the Vice Lords "Holy City", anytime soon but, in America every Black Person is a priori a criminal.

However, it's even more nefarious than just rabidly defending every White Officer who guns down an unarmed black man. The Conservative Media Complex in this Nation will spare no duplicitous strategy in obfuscating, muck-racking and slandering any black person who happens to be executed by Police Officers or self-appointed Neighborhood Watch Captains.

And not content with demonizing the murdered black person Faux News, rabidly racist right-wing internet media and so-called Libertarians immediately seek to minimize and lie about the actions of the murderous white racists. As when they pretended that Dylann Roof's murderous domestic terrorist attack was really on attack on the Christian Faith. A gorgeous, devious lie which allowed conservatives to segue into the phony War on American Christians. And this is because, the majority of conservatives are white domestic terrorists and racist neoconfederates.

It's fortunate no racist, insane "Witness 40" came forward to lie about the murder of Walter Scott, as "Witness 40" did with her "first-hand journal" of the Mike Brown's murder. Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mark Levin and other conservative villains relentlessly referenced her so-called account as justification for Brown's execution. And that the bystander had the courage to record Scott's killing at significant risk to his own life, so the right-wing internet fart bubble wasn't able to lie to justify Scott's execution.

Every police officer should know the basic meaning, if not the entire ruling of the 1985 SCOTUS Tennessee v. Garner, which explicitly lays why a LEO can not shoot a fleeing suspect.

As well as, the 1989 Graham v. Connor, which requires the Officer take into account the severity of the crime when effecting an arrest or "seizure".

But, these ruling are why every Officer has been coached to proclaim fearing for his life in these incidents. Because don't fool yourself, every LEO has received official and unofficial advice prior to any statements.

But, the unconstitutional summary executions of black people isn't slowing down. In Stonewall, Mississippi a horse and buggy driver named Jonathan Sanders was choked to death by a part-time Police Officer who apparently wanted to show off to his wife (who was on a ride-along) how he could terrorize and brutalize black people.

The "suicide" of Sandra Bland in Texas stems directly from a violation of Graham v. Connor. During a traffic stop, not a Forcible Felony stop, Bland was thrown to ground and forcibly restrained before being put into a holding cell where Texas Officials proclaim they think they saw a plastic bag which she must have used to hang herself. Already the Texas Deputy who forcefully threw Bland to the ground on the traffic stop has been suspended for violating Department Policy on "courtesy during traffic stops." But, since Sheriff Glenn Smith, has previously been fired as a Police Chief before being elected Sheriff, for being racist it'll be up to the Texas Rangers, FBI and Department of Justice to ensure a proper investigation is conducted.

But, don't expect the Right-Wing Media Complex or the rabid racist white conservatives to give a fuck about Supreme Court Rulings, Department Policies or visual video evidence. None of those facets have dissuaded them before and they won't in regards to Bland's "suicide" or any of the deaths of blacks at the hands of Police. Conservatives believe the Police exist for the purpose of Killing Black People.

Already, the scouring of her past has begun as youtube videos have been found wherein Bland talks about suffering from depression. As with criminal background becomes de rigueur evidence that the killing of Mike Brown or Eric Garner or Trayvon Martin were justified, Bland's depression is going to be used by conservative bigots to proclaim she committed suicide and allow them to go back to stating all blacks are criminals who get what they deserve.

But, while these instances are case by case instances of conservative Ratfucking of the murdered individual, a systemic institutional catch-all Ratfuck is being developed by powerful members of the Law Enforcement Community to undermine the entire #Blacklivesmatter movement.

Recall, the "Credible Evidence" of a truce/pact between major factions of the Folks/Peoples Gang structure ivo Baltimore to engage in open warfare and attempts to murder Police Officers was leaked by Law Enforcement Intelligence Community.

While, this accomplished the desired effect of turning attention from Freddie Gray's death via a "rough ride" and towards getting public opinion against the protesters while allowing the media to broadcast the protests were a coordinated criminal enterprise by career criminals (i.e. Black people).

Of course, Faux News ran dozens of segments a day about property damage and a burned out CVS, which every dutiful right-wing blogger repeated on every platform of social media in order to delegitimize the movement and turn every person involved into a criminal suspect.

But, it was just the opening salvo in the whispering campaign trying to paint the #Blacklivesmatter movement as being funded by criminal gangs, foreign governments and international terrorist organizations.

The Right-Wing is not going to allow #Blacklivesmatter to succeed. It's not the 1960's anymore, they can't rely on proclamations of "Outside Agitators" and expect the majority of Americans to support the shooting and strangulation of unarmed blacks. They learned a great deal from their success at lying about Iraq and building a groundswell of support by disseminating false intelligence and propaganda.

Each and every black person's murder is going to strengthen the resolve of Conservatives, it's going to sharpen their vitriol and heighten they pandering to the most reactionary rabid racist elements of their party, which are no longer just a unspoken minority but the loud and vociferous super majority of the Right.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Murder of 4 Marines and a Sailor in Chattanooga isn't Terrorism

Sometime in the last year a Kuwait born man decided to kill Americans. Two days ago he succeeded in killing 4 Marines and a Sailor, while seriously injuring another Marine.

The 24 year old murderer, thankfully killed by Police, was born in Kuwait during President H. W. Bush Operation Desert Shield/Storm time frame before moving to the States and ostensibly becoming an American.

The spectre of Iraq hangs over these killings. Kuwait isn't a real country. It was carved out of the area post World War I by the British to be a port for British Petroleum. The Arabic 1920 uprising against the British and they rule prior to World War II and subsequent decades-long American entanglement in the Region can all be traced back the Black Curse of Petroleum.

After Ronnie Raygun buddied up with Saddam Hussein he set the stage for the whole farcical last 25 years of American Foreign Policy on Iraq; A tragedy of Republican buffoons, Democratic wimps, and right-wing ghouls turning the United States into a Worldwide Nincompoop, while utterly destabilizing the region, empowering Iran, making America less safe and getting Americans killed. All the while stealing $5 Trillion from the American People and destroying thousands of American and Iraqi lives, families, and futures.

Now, more lives and families have been destroyed. And the weapon of choice? The Gun, the bloody High-Powered Rifle, which is the True Symbol of These United States.

Welcome to the NRA and The Republicans' Perfect America; A Bloody Wasteland of Bullet-Riddled Bodies. No one is safe in the United States anymore. Not Kindergarten Children. Not United States Marines. America has been consumed by the Gun Cultists. While the foul shade of Saddam Hussein our beloved Ally/Enemy laughs from beyond the grave.

Friday, July 17, 2015

And I Raaaaan! Iran so far away and the Disloyal Republican Opposition back home

The P5+1 Diplomatic success vis-a-vis Iran is yet another Foreign Policy Triumph for the Obama Administration. But, more importantly it lays the groundwork for improved worldwide relations unless a Republican President is anointed again, ala 2000, in 2016.

Prized GOP hopeful Scott Walker denounced diplomacy and declared he'll use magic, "I will terminate that deal. I will put in place crippling economic sanctions on Iran, and I will convince our allies to do the same."

Expected Candidate Bush the 3rd of his name, was angered that President Obama uses such big words in his Diplomacy, instead of bombing Iran as his Plutocratic Masters demand.

Tom Cotton and the 47 Republican Traitors in the Senate were back to invoking World War and Neville Chamberlain. War Criminal Dick Cheney wistfully mused about Nuclear War. All the while aided by the bloodthirsty Conservative Media and right-wing internet fart bubble, who never fail to invoke Munich 1938 whenever the United States doesn't drop bombs on someone.

Never mind that Iran progressed in their Nuclear Ambitions even with the sanctions in place. Or the damage the disloyal undermining of the international agreement would do to US prestige and diplomacy worldwide. Never mind the even if the US backs out Chinese and European businesses are going to move into Iran and defeat any so-called sanctions.

Republicans and Conservatives can not help but fear monger and invoke the spectre of World War III (or V*). But, the question is do Conservatives say these things in the hopes of being proven wrong or being proven right?
*- According to Rightwing Alternate reality, World War III was the Cold War, "won" by Ronnie Raygun and World War IV was/is the Global War on Terror "won" by W(orst POTUS Ever) until that Tricksy Obama gave back all the winnings.

Friday, March 27, 2015

There's more than corn in Indiana, there's also the Right-to-Discriminate and be a Christian Bigot (Updated)

Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
Get them up against the wall!
There's one in the spotlight, he don't look right to me,
Get him up against the wall! - In the Flesh , Pink Floyd, The Wall (1979). Adopted by the Indiana Republicans as marching orders.
Republicans are going to force you to become christians. Not "Papists" mind you, because as Sarah Palin elucidated, Pope Francis sounds "too liberal" and the Republicans in Congress cancelled a Ceremonial Bill honoring the Pontiff because his Papal pronouncements too closely aligned with President Obama.

Now, we've listened to Phil Robertson fantasize about a horrific torture/murder spree he'd like to unleash on atheists which included raping little girls, beheading women and cutting dicks off now we have the Indiana Republicans and Republican Governor Mike Pence ramming through a Religious Discrimination Bill.

98 of the 103 Republicans in the Indiana State Legislature voted to allow Christian Bigots to discriminate against you because they feel like it. Like all illegal shameful laws passed, Governor Pence could not do this in the light of day but, had to slink into a secret room to affix his signature to the euphemistically titled Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

We've seen the Hobby Lobby Scotus decision empower business owners to dictate what you can and can not do with your healthcare, opening the floodgates for religious bigots to be able to tell you that you can not use your salary, your pay, or your benefits as you see fit.

This isn't about restoring the free exercise of religion or what a person does in the privacy of their own home or the practices of their church but, another step towards allowing businesses to discriminate.

The unfortunate truth is if you wish to operate a company in America you need to accept each and every customer regardless of whether you agree or disagree with their personal beliefs. You recall all the onerous regulations stifling business according to republicans? The Civil Rights Act of 1968 which outlawed Discrimination is what Republicans and Conservatives find onerous.

And what the Republicans are doing through the passage of these Unconstitutional and Illegal Laws is to build a case brick by bigoted brick to eliminate The Civil Rights Act.

As more laws are passed its getting closer and closer to the day when the political system which comes wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross triumphantly lays claim to the United States.

Fortunately, there has been a strong push back on Twitter/Facebook and On-line. Unfortunately, what the Clicktavists don't understand is Republicans Do. Not. Care. because they know most people don't vote and even if one Republican (Mike Pence, for instance) loses his position in Government a whole cadre of Republican stand ready to use the Awesome Power of Government to enforce their Bigotry.

Update 2:
So, a Right-Winger in Arizona pushed for mandatory church attendence across the Nation. Big Deal, you might think, until you realize the Right-Winger is an elected State Congresswoman who is willing to use the Power of Government to force you to attend a church.

Then again you might shrug and dismiss it as some local po-dunk backwater Teabagger with little power until Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and 2016 Presidential Aspirant has called for a Big christian Tent Revival to regain America's lost morality.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Mendacious Ted Cruz wants Obamacare

Senator Rafael 'Ted' Cruz is signing up for Obamacare Coverage. Just last month at CPAC 2015, during his 15 minute speaking section Cruz used his kazoo-like voice to rile up the right-wing rubes;
  • "Washington wants Obamacare. The People want Liberty!"
  • "Obamacare is a trainwreck, actually that's unfair to trainwrecks.
  • "Obamacare is a disaster!"
  • "If a candidate says they are against Obamacare, tell them, 'Great when have you stood and fought against it?'"
Cruz then had a 10 minute Q&A with Sean Hannity wherein he repeatedly referred to "the disaster that is Obamacare" or "the trainwreck that is Obamacare".

As a quick aside, there's something about that phrasing, "the disaster that is..." which doesn't sound grammatically correct or even resonate properly like good propaganda. It's too clunky, too awkward. It must work on right-wingers though, because everyone from Cruz to Michele Bachmann have empolyed it.

Anyways, that was February this is a whole month later. You see, Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi used to work at Goldman Sachs, stealing money from poor people, defrauding governments and rigging the financial system. Her job as a Thief at Sachs included a lavish Cadillac Healthcare Plan from which Ted Cruz benefited. But, now Ted and family won't have that luxury, so Senator and Republican Presidential wannabe Cruz has signed up for Obamacare Coverage.
"We will presumably go on the exchange and sign up for health care and we're in the process of transitioning over to do that," Cruz told the Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs. 
Cruz has tried to hem and haw that the law as written mandates that Congress be on the exchanges but, that's a slimy dodge. Cruz could simply take a fine and have the courage of his convictions and go without coverage, paying his medical bills out of pocket as the need arises.

But, Republicans are all cowards. Cruz wants other Americans to suffer and face the risks of living without medical insurance. Cruz, like all Republicans is willing to risk your health and financial security but not his own.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Republicans and the Rich are supporting Mayor 1%. You should support Chuy Garcia

Republican Mark Kirk, one of the 47 Senate Traitors, who recently compared Liberals to the Southern Racists of the 1850's, said,
"I would worry about the value of the Chicago debt if Rahm was not re-elected. It’s a concern if we have some of the less responsible people running against him."
'Awful nice City you have there... Be a shame if something was to happen to it,' Cheap Gangster rhetoric from Traitor Mark Kirk. Responsibility to Traitor Kirk is kicking poor people into the gutter and ensuring the Mayor uses the power of Government to transfer wealth upwards to the Rich. All you really need to know about the Race for Chicago Mayor is the Rich and Republicans en masse are supporting Rahm Emmanuel.

Rahm is acutely aware of this and has been trying to tout his "Union" Support.
"While you may want to say Ken Griffin or other people, then you have to include all the members of the Unite Here Local 1 (a hospitality worker's group), all the members of the carpenters union, all the members of the electrician workers, all the Teamsters..." Mayor 1% Rahm Emmauel named a bunch more working class groups to show that he knows the little people.
However, this week alone Ken Griffin gave another $500,000 to a Re-elect Rahm PAC. A former Goldman Sachs executive Muneer Satter and his wife has donated another half million to Rahm. Officially Mayor 1% has raised $20 million for re-election.

Griffin and Bruce Rauner have each donated millions to Rahm's Election. Governor Rauner, since being sworn in, has done nothing but try to destroy Unions and screw over Working Class people. So, he sees in Rahm Emmanuel a kindred spirit. Rahm Emmanuel's entire tenure as Mayor has been a steady effort to balance the budget on the backs of the Working Man.

From his illegal Red Light Cameras with their 2 second yellows, closing down half a dozen mental health clinics that help the poor, and his decision to close schools in poor and minority communities while telling the Chicago Teacher's Union to lie back and enjoy it, Rahm has been nothing but a blight upon the Working Class and Neoliberal Hatchet Man.

Of course, the most grievous allegations are Rahm's tacit support(?) for the Chicago Police Black Site at Homan Square. Of course, Rahm's staunch supporters, the Republican Party and the Rich don't care about Homan Square because that abuse is heaped upon poor people and minorities.

Meanwhile, there is a better alternative for Chicago; Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

Chuy Garcia worked in Mayor Harold Washington's cabinet, has resided and labored in Chicago for decades. The facts surrounding the despicable Rahm Emmanuel are so egregious Chuy forced a run-off during the Democratic Primary, the first time a sitting Chicago Mayor has ever faced such a defeat. But, that defeat galvanized the Rich and the Republicans and they kicked their slime ball tactics and big money smear campaign into high gear.
"Unless they get the crazy lefty money machine going nationally, it’s not going to matter that there’s a resurgent left,” said an adviser to Mr. Emanuel who did not want to speak publicly about strategy. "The liberals at Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park can think great thoughts and read poetry for Chuy, but nothing else will happen."
While, money is key; it is not the key to this election. Rahm, his PAC and his Rich Owners are terrified a slightly liberal moderate like Chuy Garcia will get into the Mayor's Office and disrupt their schemes to destroy the Teacher's Union, institute Charter Schools (funded by regular taxpayers) and end the tax haven Chicago has become so Corporations can funnel Billions of Dollars through the City at an infinitesimal tax rate.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Republicans will Force you to attend Church, adopt a Religion, and if you don't they will Kill You (Updated)

"Let me be clear: Americans have freedom of religion - not freedom from religion." - Republican Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas.
When Republicans are asked difficult questions about their positions on the EPA, spending for Infrastructure, rebuilding the American Power Grid, or other topics; they like to dodge and proclaim 'I am not a scientist or engineer,' but what they do like to pretend to be knowledgeable about is religion. And it doesn't matter what religion, Republicans consider themselves to be unassailable experts with a direct line to god.
"There would be less cancer, less disease, and aids and diabetes in this country if people would simply pray. God blesses the righteous with good health and curses the immoral with sickness," Republican Senator Rafael 'Ted' Cruz, CPAC 2015.
So, of course Republicans feel perfectly justified trying to force religion down the throats of all Americans yet again! And they will use the Awesome Power of Government to ensure that you adopt religion.

On March 18th, Congressman Johnson introduced H.R. 1425 Preserve and Protect God in Military Oaths Act, which would require a religious test for all Military Servicemen and force all Military Servicemembers to Pledge Allegiance to god. This is mainly in response to the Air Force Academy dropping the 'So help me god' part of the Oath in 2013 due to the tireless work of Mikey Weinstein and his Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

During the 1990s and the early years of the War on Terror, the Air Force Academy became a Christian Cult where roving gangs of Right-Wing Religious Fanatics would descend upon new cadets and force them into Evangelical Christianity, through coercion, intimidation and violence.

Republican are wholly owned by the Rich, but some Republicans are Christian Dominionists.
"I don’t believe in an America where the separation of Church and state is absolute. The idea that the Church can have no influence and no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country. This is the First Amendment. The First Amendment says the free exercise of religion." 2016 Republican Wannabe Rick Santorum's interpretation of the 1st Amendment is, of course, the direct opposite of it's stated mandate.
Republicans always try to downplay the conservative religious bigots who form the core of their party. But, while Republicans have thought they were using the religious loons to gain power, over the last 35 years, the Conservative Fanatics have become convinced the Party belongs to them.

And that is the Republican Party today. A party of Unscrupulous Rich Criminals, Bigots, and Religious Fanatics. There is no more moderate Republican. There is only the wild-eyed right-wing maniac.

Phil Robertson, not some fringe unknown conservative, but the 2015 CPAC Star Speaker and recent recipient of the Sarah Palin Lifetime Right-Wing Grifter Award, stated if Atheists don't adopt his religion he plans to rape their daughters, behead their wives, and slice off their penises, in order to teach them christianity.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I know it's called the State of Israel but, it's not the 51st U.S. State (Updated)

So,  Bibi Netanyahu won re-election. I personally don't care about the internal politics of Israel but, what I do care about is the tampering with my country by Netanyahu, his Likud Party and AIPAC.

Earlier in March, the Republican Party invited Netanyahu to become President of the United States. Netanyahu's speech caused Congressional Republicans to clap so furiously they rubbed the skin off their hands.

You see, once the Republican Obsession with Vladimir Putin blew up in their faces they needed a new Strongman to fulfill their desire to be dominated by an Authoritarian.

Now while, Republicans wholeheartedly agree with killing their political opponents they needed a Dictator who didn't so brazenly murder his enemies. So, they've chosen the Leader of the Nation they actually represent, Israel, and that Israeli Leader is using the Republican Party.
"Here's what I don't understand, I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second," Republican Congressman Steve King, like so many Right-Wingers before him, knows Judaism better than Jewish people and represents Israel over his own country.
Netanyahu is once again trying to get the U.S. to go to war in the middle east. In 2002, Netanyahu appeared before Congress and explicitly connected 9/11, Iraq and Iran and declared it wasn't a question of if Saddam Hussein's Regime should be taken out but when. He then concluded that,
If you take out Saddam’s Regime, I guarantee you, that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region.

Of course, George W. Bush's Fiasco in Iraq completely destabilized the reason, created ISIL, killed a million Iraqis, destroyed thousands of Americans Lives and ruined a hundred thousand American families, while transferring over $3 Trillion dollars into the hands of the American Criminal Rich.

Now, Netanyahu is doing what Middle Eastern potentates have done for millennia. They invite a strong foreign power to take out a rival. It used to be the Roman Empire, but now America will gladly send it's military into the region.

And once again the Republican Party is setting the United States on Path to War. The 47 Traitors in the Senate all but assured the American People that as soon as the GOP steals the White House (again) the US Military will be invading Iran.

Of course, that hasn't stopped Republicans in Congress from rattling their never-sharpened ceremonial sabers at President Obama,
"We need to encourage this administration to go take out Iran’s nuclear capability. I don’t think we ought to put Israel in position of having to save both themselves and the United States. I think it’s time to bomb Iran," Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert told the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins.
The reason Republicans want an Iran War is it will be a windfall for the super rich and strengthen the political position of Right-Wingers in America and Israel. Of course, for the Americans whose name isn't Romney, who will be deployed over and over again it will cause nothing but pain, heartache, financial ruin and devastation.

I've actually gotten more and more angry at the Republican Party as this build-up to war plays out. Those feckless cowards on the right have allowed this to happen because Netanyahu saddled up to them like a porn star and worked the Republicans by in effect saying, 'Oh you're soooooo Huge', and Republicans puffed out their massive bellies, shook their flabby jowls furiously and said 'YES!' Yes we are! Now let's send someone else's kid off to war!' As they beamed with pride at being told their little pencil dicks were actually monstorous.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Republicans want War with Iran

The Letter from the 47 Traitors was a shot across the bow of Iran. However, it wasn't a warning but, a promise that as soon as they can the Republican Party will declare War on the Iranian People. Well, to be clear, the Republicans plan to send other Americans' children to war.

The Right-Wing Warmongers feel they have the perfect poster boy in Senator Tom Cotton, who despite being so stupid that he doesn't know that Tehran is the Capital of Iran, is leading the charge.

Tehran Tom is a true believer. He still believes the George W(orst POTUS Ever) Bush Administration Big Lie that Saddam was involved in 9/11, that Iraq still has WMDs, and the Iraq debacle was a Great and Noble Crusade. Senator Cotton is now calling for a ramp-up of Military spending to match the 1980's because he is a full-fledged member of the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex.

So, of course, Tehran Tom was chosen by Bloody Bill Kristol and the D.C. NeoCons to lead the Iran War Propaganda Charge. War with Iran will accomplish a great deal for the Republicans.

First, of the high-ranking Republicans leading this Crusade, all but perhaps one or two will have no family members anywhere near the War. The Young Republicans on college campuses will again beat the War Drum from the safety of their Quads. It'll just be working class Americans suffering and Republicans love when Poor people suffer.

Second, the Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rich. The Rich used the Iraq War to steal at least 3 Trillion Dollars from the American People. A New War in Iran will be a windfall for the Rich while also providing the a crushing debt which the Rich will use to steal Social Security.

You see the Bush's Iraq War and the Huge Deficits associated with it have been used by Conservatives for over a decade to slash spending for the Social Safety Net and hamstring President Obama.

So, not only do the Rich get Richer, the Poor get Poorer. And when the Republicans launch the War on Iran a New Generation of Veterans will come home damaged and broken to be spit upon and left to suffer and die by the Republican Party.

The DOJ shouldn't have released the Ferguson Report (Updated)

"Your sense of freedom is as pale as your skin,"- Tchéky Karyo (as Major Jean Villeneuve) in the 2000 Mel Gibson movie The SlaveOwner... err, The Patriot
The reason the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder should not have released the Report on Ferguson, MO is because it upset the narrative that's been sold to the American People; that it doesn't matter who you are, everyone in America is treated the same and has a fair shot.

I know many Officers, including several I work with who wished to treat the Michael Brown shooting as a singular event, which occurred ex nihilo, ignoring the years long mistreatment of the black community by the Ferguson Police Officers.

The behavior of the Officers in the DOJ report is shameful and brings dishonor upon all Police Officers for the criminal actions by those Officers and their superiors, who endorsed and encouraged said behavior.

That the FPD was used as a revenue generating arm of the local government is not surprising but, the collective shrug from conservatives is telling. The vast majority of conservatives treated the DOJ report with indifference because they agree with the way Ferguson treated minorities. They agree with using Police to nickel-and-dime the local residents as a way of filling budget gaps.

Conservatives agree with treating black people as guilty until proved innocent and with detaining, citing and fining them for the crime of Living While Black.

Of course some scumbag went and shot two Police Officers, and thus the focus is shifted, from the abuses of the Local Government and Ferguson Police so the System can avoid accountablility.

Conservatives leapt upon the shooting because right-wingers use people to advance their inhuman system of despicable evil, and rolled out the NYPD playbook of blaming the shooting of the Officers on Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and the President. And thererfore, the Right-Wing Internet Fart Bubble all got on board and blamed the Protestors. Thus, allowing the substance of the Department of Justice Report to slide into the recesses of the internet memory hole.

A suspect has been arrested, apparently admitted to the shooting, and has been charged. But, not with attempted murder because the suspect wasn't shooting at the Cops, who were hit at a range of 125 yards. Even Darren Wilson's Defense Attorney, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch was forced to admit the evidence did not support attempted murder charges as the suspect was charged with several lesser offenses.

Of course, this hasn't stopped the bleatings of the Right-Wing internet echo chamber which exists only to regurgitate each others incestuous farts.

As always the key is to ignore the bleatings of conservatives, who never add anything substantive to American Politics but, merely pout, flop, and wail like raw nippled chicken-little/chicken-hawks.

Conservative do naught but sow discontent, afflict the afflicted, comfort the comfortable and undermine the 99%. That's what conservatives do, that is the core essence of Conservatism today.

And we see once again, in the response to the abuses in Ferguson, that Conservatives agree with using the awesome power of Government to harass, impoverish, detain, arrest, and imprison minorities because Conservatives believe 98% of Black and Brown people are criminals.

Missouri Lt. Gov Pete Kinder retreated into right-wing meta-bigotry that Democrats are the real racists, "There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area. It is the left. It is the Eric Holder and Obama-left and their minions who are obsessed with race, while the rest of us are moving on beyond it." AG Eric Holder was correct years ago when he noted Americans are cowards when it comes to talking about Race.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Republican Congressman Aaron Schock's gay olde time on the Taxpayer Dime

So, a name and picture of Aaron Schock's "Luggage Lifter" has been released. Mock, Paper, Scissors uncovered the Link and his name is Jonathon.

Despite not being a staff member (giggity) of Aaron Schock's till September 2014, Jonathon Link has been the unofficial offical videographer/photographer documenting Schock's Rad Time as a Congressman. Schock has been billing the American People, accepting hundred's of thousands of dollars in undeclared gifts, and possibly misappropriating funds from his Generation Y PAC for his and his big staff's (giggity) trips to the Aegean Sea, India, the ski slopes of Colorado and frequent big ticket events.

The revelations keep coming out. In September Schock and 10 members of his staff spent at least $10,000 taxpayer dollars to attend the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. Obviously, this was essential to understanding the lives of the people in his district. And Schock has been billing taxpayers more than a $1000-a-month for travel expenses inside his district alone!

Schock supposedly represents the blue collar downstate Illinois District 18, which includes Bloomington-Normal, Springfield and Peoria. Peoria's median income is $40,000 with a median home value of $127,000. Or basically what Aaron Schock spends on travel for ONE of his fabulous staff getaways and what he spent for the Downton Abbey renovations on his D.C. Office. I doubt the conservatives in Peoria, Illinois care that Schock was living the Cowabunga Dudebro life courtesy of the Illinois and U.S. Taxpayer. It is Always Okay if you are a Republican.