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.

Update:
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.

Update:
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.

Update:
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.

Updated:
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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Guns are Tools but, Open Carry Gun Nuts are even Bigger Tools

An Open Carry Gun Extremist "Nunya Beeswax" recently uploaded a video of his encounter with Madison Heights Michigan Police Officers.

In the video, the white gun maniac declares his intent to parade into a High School with his rifle at the ready and holstered sidearm because he's a taxpayer. When the Police Officers respond to this imminent mass school shooting the Second Amendment Hero "Beeswax" takes an aggressive, defiant, hostile tone.

It's so Right-Wing. Mister "N. Beeswax" has apparently sought standoffs with the Police before this latest incident. Of course, had he been black he would have been shot the first time and Faux News and every conservative would defend the Police and declare the shooting a good shoot.

There was a similar incident last year in Kalamazoo, Michigan when a drunken "Joe Schmoe" brandished his rifle, threatened to kill the Police Officers families and stood in the middle of a street for an hour. "Schmoe" was of course not shot because he was white.

Right-Wingers love these types of confrontations with Police because they get to disrespect and spit on Cops while smugly shouting Shall Not Be Infringed and Taxpayer. 

Don't let conservatives lie to you, the behavior of this Open Carry Gun Maniac is basically the attitude of all Right-Wingers in America. And conservatives aren't mad about the behavior of the Gun Nut in this video but, that the video itself has been released. Just like with Mitt Romney's 47% video, Conservatives get mad when people see them espousing their true beliefs.

Of course, Faux News and the Sunday Corporate News Shows have to let Gun Humping lunatics like Wayne LaPierre, Larry Pratt, John Lott or Laura Ingraham on to talk about how we need less gun laws and more guns on the street cause right-wingers really believe it works despite the overwhelming evidence.

Then the conservative drone declares 'A criminal doesn’t care about gun control laws or a gun-free zone.' This is astoundingly ignorant or maliciously evil. Criminals, when they commit crimes, don't care about any laws. It's what makes them criminals. Laws don't stop crimes. Enforcement does. At most a criminal might be concerned about the punishment, but certainly not the law.

But by peddling this rightwing gibberish Laura Ingraham like so many of her despicable conservative pukes is helping to advance lawlessness and allow all the right-wing "Nunya Beeswax's" of America the ability to put the lives of every non-rich American at risk. But Laura and Wayne with their millions of dollars are far removed from this, safely ensconced in a rich fact-free bubble away from what Police Officers and real Americans deal with; so of course they don't care if your toddler gets shot.

Senator Tom Cotton is King of the 47 Traitors


When I say Republicans you say Traitors...

A while ago, I wrote that the Republican party had staged a coup d'état, in that a small group of Politicians had seized effective control of the Government contrary to the Will of the People. This weekend we had confirmation the Republican party had attempted to seize power and subvert the United States Constitution and System of Government.

47 Republican Traitors in the U.S. Senate sent a letter directly to the Government in Iran, indicating that even if they reach an agreement with President Obama, the Traitors will not honor it. The charge to undermine President Obama is being led by Senator Tom Cotton, a military veteran, but 46 other Republicans including Mark Kirk of Illinois, another veteran, signed on for this treasonous course of action.

Now, it should come as no surprise as the Republican Party has a long history of subverting the sitting President of the United States vis-a-vis Iran, in order to usurp power. But, the reason in this case is multi-faceted.

For the first part, the Republican Party is wholly owned and operated by the Rich. And how do the Rich get richer? By using the awesome power of Government to steal money from the Poor. And what is the faster way to steal from the Poor? War. And thus the Republicans, the Guardians of the Plutocracy, are trying to start a War with Iran in order to funnel more of the Wealth up to their Rich Masters.

But, while their goal is a War with Iran with which they will steal another 3 Trillion dollars from the American People, the Republicans are petty, petulant children who can not stand the idea of another Foreign Policy success by President Obama. One which the American People between now and January 2017 would probably grow to agree with if Iran honors the terms of the Agreement.

So, the Republicans figured they could just flout The Logan Act and undermine the Negotiations because they had assumed their coup had been successful.
A Coup consists of the infiltration of a small but critical segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder. - Edward Luttwak, Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook
Republicans are natural cowards and traitors, whose sole purpose for existing is to destroy America and institute a Neo-Feudal Nation engaged in a Perpetual State of War, in which the 99% are either shackled in Corporate Bondage or ground down by the gears of War, dying and being wounded in order to fill the coffers of the Plutocracy.

Updated:
"Israel struck Iraq's nuclear program in 1981 and they didn't reconstitute it," Tom Traitor Cotton, admits on Tuesday March 11th, that Iraq did not have a WMD program and the Neocon Wars were naught but a scheme to swindle Trillions, which resulted in over 4000 American deaths, a million dead Iraqis, and wounded hundreds of thousands of Americans, which they'll spend their whole lives recovering.

Monday, March 9, 2015

ISIS is the unholy muslim lovechild of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush

A recent picture meme going around Facebook showed an image of Ronnie Raygun with the block letters
"If I was President ISIS would be called WASWAS"
And thus we have another hilarious incident of conservative ignorance.

Of course, this is active stupidity on the part of Conservatives because when faced with Muslim Terror Attacks in Lebanon, Ronald Reagan disarmed the Marine Corps Gate Guards and let hundreds of US Service Members and Diplomatic Employees get blown apart in two seperate Truck Bomb Attacks which used the same tactics.

After Ronald Reagan cut-and-run in the face of danger, he gave birth to Al Qaeda. Today's ISIS is the current incarnation of Reagan's explicit creation of Al Qaeda grown, nutured and trained by the George W. Bush and his Iraqi Adventure.

But, you can't expect Conservatives to know this history. Sarah Palin and other right-wing luminaries are paid to tell Conservatives that these Muslim Extremists were created ex nihlo. But, the rise of 20th Century Muslim Terrorism lays directly at the feet of the United States and the two worst Presidents to ever besmirch the White House; Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

Post World War 2, the House of Saud was given a 40 year free reign to spread Wahabism throughout the Muslim World, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan many young Saudis Wahabist fanatics deployed to Afghanistan to kill godless Soviet Soldiers.

Of course, the Soviet Union was already on it's last legs, but the guerilla warfare of the Mujaheddin, armed with U.S. made Stinger missles and trained by the CIA and U. S. Special Forces helped hasten their demise. But, after their victory, Reagan's Muslim Extremists would not quietly slip back into their Madrassas. Thus, once the USSR sulked out of Afghanistan they went back to their texts but, kept their Kalishnakovs oiled and ready.

At the same time, Reagan's Muslim Fanatics were killing commies, Donald Rumsefled had been dispatched to provide aid to Saddam Hussein and his very secular Iraqi Regime to combat the Ayatollah and his Iranian Extremists. Of course, the Ayatollah and the Fanatics in Iran had come into existence in 1979 because the United States had overthrown the Iranian Government and placed the Shah into Power in 1953. The Shah was a brutal dictator but, much like Saddam Hussein in the 1980's he was our Dictator.

So, a million people died during the Iran-Iraq War but, Saddam Hussein felt he paid his dues to the United States, was now our newest Middle East Dictator,and was free to reclaim the Iraqi Province of Kuwait, which the British had created in 1919 as a port for British Petroleum.

The Saudis didn't like having Secular Saddam Hussein running around with his big military so they invited the United States into Saudi Arabia for protection and the lapdog of the House of Saud George H.W. Bush happily obliged. The House of Bush is a vassal client to the House of Saud and accepted the U.S. would be a Suzerain of Saudi Arabia long ago.

Unfortunately, the presence of American Armed Forces in the Islamic Holy Land angered Osama Bin Laden and his CIA -backed, Reagan-created Muslim Extremists. So, they focused their new Jihad on the United States.

Meanwhile, GHW Bush launched Desert Storm, which routed Saddam's Army because it was a Paper Tiger despite all the US Propaganda about it being the World's 4th Largest Military. But, Saddam remained in power as Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld encouraged the Shite Marsh Arabs to rise up and do the work of overthrowing Saddam.

The Marsh Arabs rise and are crushed by Saddam's Forces who realise U.S. A-10's aren't demolishing their tank columns. Saddam Hussein spends the next 10 years slowly erasing the Marshes and eliminating the Shite Arabs.

Meanwhile, Osama Bin Laden strikes at US interests across the Globe while Muslim Fanatics continue to train in Saudi created and Saudi petro-dollar funded religious schools. These later Muslim Extremists move into Afghanistan and create an Islamic State.

George W. Bush lost the 2000 Presidential Election but, was made President anyway. W, will be a Calvin Coolidge like figure dutifully helping Business gain power at the expense of the working class in the United States while pretending to be a Compassion Conservative.

Now, George W. Bush isn't interested in doing Presidential things but in the regalia of being President, so he ignores the August 6th memo warnings about the Reagan-created Muslim Fanatics and their Plan to Strike in America.

And thus the United States is attacked on 9/11 (15 of the 19 hijackers are Saudi) while blithering idiots Rudy Giuliani and W(orst President in History) do nothing.

So, despite vowing to bring the evil-doers to Justice (a vow he never fulfilled), George W. Bush allows Osama Bin Laden to escape from Tora Bora in 2001 when Dick Cheney orders the SEAL mission canceled, and spends the next 2 years lying about Saddam Hussein, because W's liege lord the King of Saudi Arabia demands the United States attack Iraq.

So, based on "smoking gun, mushroom cloud" sized lies and a fabricated  connection between Saddam and Osama Bin Laden , W(orst President Ever) begins Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL).

The Iraqi War is declared won by Republicans and Conservatives many times over during Bush's Presidency from Mission Accomplished on May 1, 2003 to Victory in Iraq Day Nov. 22, 2008 this despite a constant flow of U.S. casaulities.

And throughout the Massive Failure, Bush smirks and jokes about missing WMDs, while US Troops are killed and hundreds of thousands are wounded; physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and morally.

But, what does the Iraqi War succeed at spectacularly? The creation of a new generation of battle -hardened Muslim Extremists. Because, while Saddam was in power in Iraq the fanatics did not have a base of Operations but now thanks to the complete destabilizing of the region ISIS fanatics have training, experience, weaponry and recruits aplenty.

So, that's ISIS, the unholy love child of Ronald Reagan and W(orst President Ever) and if conservatives want to the United States to re-invade and fight them? Well, there are local recruiting offices throughout the country.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Conservatives love Bill O'Reilly because he lies to them.

As the litany of Bullshit O'Lielly's lies grows it's time to face the truth, as it were, about why Conservatives are defending Bill-O so vehemently. Conservatives don't love Bill despite his falsehoods, exagerations and deceit; they love him because of them.

Bill O'Reilly has been a known and proven liar for over a decade, ever since Senator Al Franken embassed O'Really on CSPAN by proving Bill-O claimed to have won Two Peabody Awards for his work on Inside Edition and then by Keith Olbermann, who spent most of the W(orst Potus Ever) Administration dissecting the loofah laden lies profered by "Bill Orally".

However, Media Matters and Mother Jones have uncovered that O'Lielly has been completely full of bullshit for decades. I could list the known lies, a list which grows everday, but the basic O'Reilly Modus Operandi is the same or similar in each story, namely that Bill O'Reilly was in the middle of a harrowing, dangerous area covering life-threatening or ground breaking events.

And they are ALL TOTAL BULLSHIT.

But, as the mountain of O'Reilly Bullshit grows, it's clear conservatives not only don't care but grow more and more vested not only in defending this despicable liar but, in attacking those exposing his decades long career of lying.

Because that's what Conservatives want and need. The have a deep, deep hole in their being which can only ever be filled with the sweet sounds of Faux News and Right-Wing Propaganda i.e. Lies.

And if Papa Bear O'Reilly is forced to recant, retract or be removed from the air then the entire edice of their Conservative Mind will crumble and expose them to the fact that Conservatives have destroyed the Media and hastened the destruction of the Nation.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

CPAC 2015 Conservatives and Republicans are destroying the Nation because they Hate America

"Oh, the naive Obama State Department. They say we can't kill our way out of war. Really? Tell that to the Nazis. Oh wait, you can't. They're dead. We killed 'em" -Sarah I read all of 'em Palin.
Gather round while I sing you of Wernher Von Braun
A man whose allegience
Is ruled by expedience
Call him a Nazi, he won't even frown
'Ha Nazi-Schmazi,' says Wernher Von Braun - Tom Lehrer

It's always good to start of the Conservative Clown Car cavalcade of cowardly chickenhawks with a pig-ignorant Sarah Palin quote and link (warning The Blaze) to the right-wing buffoons who know nothing of history.

As we watch the Republican Congressional Circus fail to fund The Department of Homeland Security and Clowns at CPAC 2015 the big takeaways are the mounting evidence that Conservatives and Republicans are destroying the Nation they profese to love so dearly, in service to their Plutocratic Masters.

Because Conservatives don't love the real America they love Imaginary America. Their Imaginary America is even more of a mockery than Ronnie Raygun's Shining City on a Hill because it's a Plutocratic Neo-Feudalist Wage Slavery State in which trickle down economics works, conservative icons like Bullshit O'Lielly, Racist Limpballs and Sean Insannity are Icons of Veracity and dogmatic truth-tellers, where the Iraq War was a massive success, where skin color, gender, and sexual orientation are not used against people ever, where poverty is totally the fault of the child born into it, where everyone could be rich if you were just willing to work harder, and everyone can get healthcare coverage sans the Government.

It's a Total Fantasy. But, conservatives also demand everyone publically swear fealty to Imaginary America. And woe be unto anyone who does not for the 1% will sic their Conservative Media and Republican Attack dogs to destroy that person.

For the Plutocracy knows that with their Media and Government they can destroy any challenges to their hegemony, which is why they've spent the last 50 years buying them both up.

At CPAC, Wisconsin (a subsidiary of Koch Industries) Governor Scott Walker proclaimed Wisconsin Liberals and Union Employees are exactly the same as ISIS terrorists. Because to the Koch Brothers, Walker's owners, anything which threatens their total domination and creation of a Neo-Feudalist America is a threat.

The Rich destroyed Occupy Wall Street, they destroyed the Anti-Iraq War Protests, they've stolen Voting Rights away from thousands, they've bleed Unions, they've methodically enacted Right-to-Work for Less laws but, they won't be satisifed until every American is shackled into Corporate Bondage and ground down into penury and crushing poverty.

For the Plutocracy sees no Nation, they respect no Flag, or National Borders; what they see in the United States is a labor force which is too expensive.

And Conservatives are their New Pinkertons, the new strike breakers ready to beat liberals, shoot minorities, murder homosexuals, put unchaste women in their place and destroy America and replace it with Imaginary America.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sleeping Truck Drivers and Fatal Accidents are another gift from Capitalism

A Semi-Truck accident from 2014 is back in the news and it highlights the problem of sleeping truck drivers but not the underlying cause.

Last January 27th in the Chicagoland area, a truck driver Renato Velasquez fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a State Police Crusier and an IDOT assistance truck which had stopped on I-88 near Route 59 to aid a stranded motorist. The IDOT worker Vincent Petrella was killed and the State Trooper Douglas Balder was severely injured.

Velasquez' trial has begun and he is being charged with operating a commercial motor vehicle while fatigued or impaired and making a false report of his record and duty status.

Prosecutors stated Velasquez frequently, falsified his in-cab log books to indicate he was abiding by federal rules that require truck drivers to sleep for 10 consecutive hours after driving for 11 hours.

In Illinois, the only change to Highway Traffic Laws passed recently was State Senator Jim Oberweis speed limit increase, which he pushed through in order that his delivery truck drivers could go 70+mph to make him more money on his Dairy Empire. Safety of truck drivers and everyone else in Illinois be damned.

Truck Drivers are rountinely given timetables which require them to either: 1) Speed or 2) Eschew Sleep in order to get their loads on schedule.

A quick perusal will find dozens of news stories of sleeping truck drivers and several spectacular crashes caught on video. The underlying cause for all of them is the Capitalist System which has placed Profit over every other concern.

Do not fret though because the system is safe. After these accidents happen Capitalism will never be charged, will never be questioned, the individual truck driver will be punished for Capitalism's systemic flaws and disregard for the safety and well-being of those affected.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Shocking Profligate Nature of Republican Congressman Aaron Schock (updated)

Dude? Do you even legislate, Brah?
Aaron here's a mini-tractor and a million dollar check 
for your house in thanks for your impartial House Votes!
Congressman Aaron Shock (R-Illinois 18th District), another of the young Republican Males seeking to exert their Dudebro ideas on the Nation is in trouble for yet another Ethics Violation and misuse of Taxpayer dollars.

First and Foremost, IOKIYAR. Now that's out of the way, Wonkette is rereporting,
Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., has repeatedly spent taxpayer and campaign funds to rent aircraft that are not certified charter services, despite House rules and federal law that generally prohibit the use of private aircraft for official and campaign use. 
House rules have some exemptions, such as an Ethics Committee waiver that allows a lawmaker to use a private plane. Neither Schock nor his representatives, however, replied to repeated e-mails and calls about whether he obtained permission for the flights.
This comes after revelations that Schock spent over a $100,000 U.S. Taxpayer dollars getting his D.C. Congressional Offices completely renevated in a DownTown Abbey motif and it was uncovered that Schock sold his home for a whopping $925,000 to former Caterpillar executive Ali Bahaj, also a Schock donor, during the Housing Crash and Republican Recession.

Schock's Congressional Homepage, proudly proclaims how he worked to weaken EPA regulations as payback for the money given to him Caterpillar. It also unironically states, it was discovered that a federal agency spent over $800,000 for a 2010 conference held in Las Vegas. This type of lavish spending is unacceptable and as a result, I supported legislation in both the 112th and 113th Congress that seeks to bring transparency to the process...

Lavish Spending is Unacceptable... for thee NOT for me, the personal Dudebro lifting mantra of the unethical and lawless Aaron Schock. The Party of Personal Responsibility Strikes Again.

Update:
Since I wrote this post there have been more revelations of the Party Dude lifestyle Congressman Aaron Schock has been leading. Including using Taxpayer Money for deep-tissue massages, Katy Perry Concerts, Super Bowl Tickets and tickets to the Country Music Awards. Must be Fabulous to be a young white Republican because you get to jet to Aspen for the weekend all the while being free to slash food aid to sick and poor while never having to worry about criminal prosecution because IOKIYAR.