Thursday, December 10, 2015

Antonin Scalia just kicked Clarence Thomas off the Bench and promoted Abigail N. Fisher

The tragic and sad career of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas just took another dramatic strange twist as his fellow Justice Antonin Scalia plainly stated blacks can not do well in higher education. On page 67-68, of the 113 page Official Oral Arguments in the newly revisited, Abigail N. Fisher vs. University of Texas case, Scalia has this to say,
There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-­Americans to to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-­advanced school, a less — a slower­-track school where they do well.  
One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re — that they’re being pushed ahead in — in classes that are too — too fast for them.  
I'm just not impressed by the fact that ­­- that the University of Texas may have fewer. Maybe it ought to have fewer. And maybe some ­­you know, when you take more, the number of blacks, really competent blacks admitted to lesser schools, turns out to be less. And ­­ and I ­­ I don't think it -­­ it ­­- it stands to reason that it's a good thing for the University of Texas to admit as many blacks as possible. I just don't think ­...
According to Thomas's recounting before becoming a Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas claims he underwent withering racial bigotry at Yale. He was told he didn't belong there, that he was there simply there because of the color of his skin.  After getting his JD, Justice Thomas found rampant racism from Law Firms who dismissed his accomplishments as all being owed to Affirmative Action.  As Thomas himself recounted,
"I peeled a fifteen-cent sticker off a package of cigars and stuck it on the frame of my law degree to remind myself of the mistake I'd made by going to Yale. I never did change my mind about its value."
In response to this, Thomas did what so many do when faced with bullies, he adopted the language and beliefs of his oppressors and began to advance the agenda of his racist enemies. To congratulate him for his supplication, conservatives set about getting him onto the Supreme Court and rewarded him with a white woman, Ginni, an ultra-conservative woman rife with her own fascist, oppressive, intolerant agenda.

In gratitude, Justice Thomas has gone along as conservatives stole the 2000 election and created a broad category of rights for Corporations, to enforce their owners discriminatory beliefs, to be free of criminal neglect for their actions, and to place them in position to buy the American Democracy.

As to the Abigail Fisher, she's been at this most likely at the behest of some conservative Svengali, since 2012. What's at play here is the plain white power belief that in America if a black person or minority is given a chance, a job, or a college admission it has been taken away from a more deserving white person. Because the reactionary right-wing bigots believe America is a Zero-sum Game. The right-wing calls of reverse-racism have been building for years and now have reached the Supreme Court. The details surrounding Fisher, that by no metric or standard would she have gotten into the University of Texas, are irrelevant. 

It's a chance for right-wing bigots to soothe the anguished cries of undeserving white people. Take Back My Country and Make America Great Again are not even thinly veiled references to a time in American History when undeserving white people were elevated, given jobs, legacy admissions, government support, aid, and assistance simply because of the color of their skin. The only affirmative action White America has ever supported is for unqualified whites.

Conservatives yearn for a time when an ignorant white man was the pinnacle of creation, lauded and revered. This has been the message of Faux News for the last 20 years, and this is the unvarnished message of the 2016 Republican Presidential Campaign. This is the goal of the American Conservative.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

When Republicans offer their "thoughts and prayers" they literally care nothing about gun violence and won't do anything about it (Updated)

As the horrific mass shooting in San Bernadino was ending, Republicans once again offered up their "Thoughts and Prayers". And do you know why?

Because that hollow statement amounts to literally nothing. Go into your pharmacy and pay for your prescription with your "thoughts and prayers" and see how many pills you get. After eating at Ruth Chris Steakhouse tell the manager he has your "thoughts and prayers" and leave. Buy Bill O'Reilly's latest dreck-filled fact avoidant book Killing-Jaysus with your thoughts and prayers and see how long it is before Bill-O calls his Faux News secret police on you.

When the NRA endorses a Republican candidate for Office do they send them their "Thoughts and Prayers"? No, the NRA sends them money. Because the NRA knows "Thoughts and Prayers" are worthless and they want something from the candidates they buy.

The NRA has a Golden Ring of Freedom, which are Corporations who have contributed at least $1 million to the NRA, Gun Makers the Freedom Group, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and Springfield Armory, as well as 6 Firearm related Corporations are in the Golden Ring of Freedom.

And so, the Gun Makers have been funneling massive amounts of blood-soaked money to the NRA and the Republicans get the blood-soaked money from the NRA and they dutifully vote to allow guns anywhere and everywhere. Go see how much the NRA paid for your Congressman because the Republicans have been bought and bought cheaply.

What Republicans have been doing in exchange for the Golden Ring of Freedom money has been to systematically weaken gun regulations, offer protection to the Gun Industry and ensure that gun makers can enjoy massive profits of the death of 30,000 Americans every year with no fear of retribution.

The NRA and Firearm Manufacturers are feeding the money they make off the deaths of thousands back into the political machine to make deaths by guns more likely.

In 2005, George W(orst President Ever) Bush backed by the Republican Controlled House and Senate at the behest of their NRA masters, passed Legislation making Gun Manufacturers immune to Lawsuits for their Negligence.

Wayne LaPierre stated the 2005 law had been the "No. 1 legislative priority of the National Rifle Association". Of course, the NRA "lobbied lawmakers intensely for it". Sickeningly 59 Democrats joined in the House to pass it a vote of 283 to 144. 

Over at Think Progress, Igor Volsky has catalogued how much the NRA paid the Republican Party to do literally nothing about the flood of guns and the unsurprising resultant mass shootings in America.

We have let an insane hard-core of gun worshiping fanatics, egged on by a blood-soaked Industry fronted by cowardly chicken shit cynical Lobbyists* in the NRA control the gun debate in this Nation. Hence we are flooded with firearms and we have daily mass shootings.

And the Republican Party with their hollow thoughts and prayers constantly let's the American People know they have nothing to offer them and will do nothing about it.
*- Here's some neat facts about Wayne LaPierre and David Keene. LaPierre spent the late 60's and early 70's going to college. As soon as he got his Master's he went to work as a DC Lobbyist. David Keene started work in Washington DC in the late 1960's working for noted Republican criminal Spirio Agnew.  The Leaders of the NRA are Typical Conservatives. They never had a real job. Never worked for a living. Never served a Day in Uniform. Chicken Hawk Cowards who skirted Vietnam to spend 40 years as lobbyists in Washington DC. Just your Average American Conservative.
Fortunately, the shooting in San Bernadino might motivate Republicans because these gun-wielding killers have scary names Sayeed R. Farouk and Tashfeen Malik, unlike gentle-loner and conservative hero Robert Lewis Dear. So, the only gun control we might get in this country will come in the form of making it illegal for brown and black people to have guns just as the Founding Fathers intended.

Update 2:
On MSNBC Morning Joke, Republican Congressman Max Thornberry of Texas, whose been in office for 20 years, pounded home that Republicans aren't going to do anything about Guns. Eventhough they are the common element in 355 mass shooting in 2015 thus far. Thornberry played the game about the term "assault rifle" and semantics about gun parts that gun nuts bust out to confuse the situation and offered up the canard that Laws won't stop gun violence. As we all know since Laws can't stop crime therefore the only option is to abolish all laws.

What is needed, and what has always been needed, is the Will to Act. The Will to enforce Gun Laws. It's not that the Will is Lacking or that a large segment of Soceity is opposed, it's that the Will of the American People is actively being thrwarted by the Republican Party, who are wholly owned by the blood-soaked NRA.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Another Mass Shooting, Guns will Destroy Us

"We're living in a country, a free country, where people have a right to express their Second Amendment rights." NRA President David Keene. 
12 people are apparently dead with another dozen people wounded in San Bernadino California as 3 camo-wearing, tactically-outfiited, heavily armed men became the latest people to express their Holy Second Amendment Rights. The attack possibly targeted the Inland Regional Center, a free clinic for the disabled.

Does it really matter why? There is nothing to write about this other than these incidents will continue because Gun Law Policy in this country is controlled by a hard nut of gun-humping fanatics, who will never allow any laws whatsoever to contain/control guns. We have ceded our lives to the whims of short-dicked maniacs who absolutely consider guns and gun rights more precious human beings. These Mass Shooting are the Ultimate Expression of White Privilege.

Now, the internet dance will begin again the Gun-Humping Maniacs who will descend upon every internet news story and scream and scream and scream until everyone gets tired of trying to rationally debate and Americans return to their daily routine until the next mass shooting* at which point the dance begins again.
 *- Mass Shootings are occurring on average more than once per day.
American Society is being held hostage to the NRA, gun nuts, and the Gun Manufactuering Industry whom absolutely love these mass murder events because it drives up sales and makes them millions in profits.

And you never know when some Faux News-fueled, anti-Obamacare white conservative domestic terrorist is going to Take His Country Back and go off and slaughter some of America's Enemies in a Planned Parenthood Clinic, a Yoga Studio, or a Movie Theater.

If we had a functioning Government in this Nation each of these shooting would be investigated by Congress at the same level the Republicans are investigating Benghazi, Obamacare, and Planned Parenthood. But, we do not we have a Republican Government. And the Republican Government's role and goal is crush the American People and grind us down into obedient, docile, broken Wage Slaves, willing to accept whatever crumbs the Nietzcheian UberClass deems us worthy to receive.

So, as you leave for work or to return home just ask yourself is today the day some gun-totting madman decides he wants to smoke a cigarette inside a diner, or is today the day some Second Amendment Hero decides he's going to strike a blow at Obama's Tyranny.

A smoking Bushmaster, overwhelmingly the symbol of these massacres, will be used to etch Sic Transit Gloria into history when people wonder why America ceased to be.

Conservatives wished Robert Dear killed more people at Planned Parenthood

Now, that a few days have passed Faux News has picked up the White Man's Burden and begun the slow and steady justification of the Domestic Terror Attack on Planned Parenthood.

Right-Wingers follow a set pattern in their process of justifying these incidents of right-wing violence. And groups who ostensibly are not supposed to be right or left are always shown to be front groups for the advancement of white conservative power, because there is no pushback by the Pro-Police #Bluelivesmatter, who should conceivably be upset a Police Officer was killed, but in reality is just another right-wing group dedicated to pushing for white power.

First is misdirection, the conservative internet was awash in bullshit claiming this was a bank robbery and had nothing to do with Planned Parenthood. Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger was brought on CNN to demand Planned Parenthood apologize while the terrorist attack was still unfolding. Afterwards, the Media aided conservatives by playing, 'Oh goodness we don't know what the motivations might be...' for 2 days.

Next comes accusation. Cuban Refugee and potential Communist Infiltrator Ted Cruz jumped in on Jim Hoft's claim that Robert Lewis Dear is actually a "Transgendered leftist activist". The proof of this is a claim by Hoft, is that Dear is registered "female" on his voter registration in North Carolina. But, this tactic is a dual-edged sword because the Conservatives whole-heartedly agree with murdering people who do not adhere to their rigid ideology of hatred, oppression and intolerance.

So, then comes endorsement. Bill O'Reilly when talking about the attacks on Planned Parenthood, devoted his talk show intro to justifying his demonization and call to kill Doctor George Tiller and accentuated words like deserved while Bill-O echoed Robert Lewis Dear by claiming PP is in the "baby parts business".

Meanwhile, the entire conservative media infrastructure is playing the tired old tune, 'Biased liberal media! Biased liberal Media!' Conservative Power must always be served. And conservatives are more than willing to sacrifice anyone, even their so-called revered heroes (Veterans and Cops) to advance their Agenda. Toma over at Sick Horses captured the tweets of Republican Presidential Candidates which showed a remarkable lack of acknowledgment, let alone condemnation, of the Right-Wing Domestic Terror Attack.

And this whole right-wing kabuki dance has one goal in mind, to allow conservatives to wash their hands of any guilt and allow the right-wing wurlitizer to go back into cranking up the conservative domestic terrorists for their next attack. It's the same pattern they follow in murders of black people, although in those cases conservatives viciously slander the dead African-American victim (even if it's a child) with a non-stop smear campaign to justify the murder.

Because what Faux News is doing is letting every liberal, minority, woman, or LBGTQ person in America know that it's open season on them. Faux News is torquing up their pack of "lone wolves" and letting them loose on society. And after a right-wing white terrorist murders you, Faux News and the Conservative Internet will celebrate your death and call for more.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Unlike Benghazi, we can never know the motives of the Planned Parenthood Gunman nonetheless, Republicans support the Terrorist Attack (Updated)

Oh wait yes we can!

Robert Lewis Dear made a partial statement when taken into custody last night proclaiming "no more baby parts" as his hostage taking, act of terror, stand-off was finally ended. 3 brave people died another 9 were wounded.

What motivated Dear to leave his North Carolina home and drive all the way to Colorado Springs to attempt a mass murder terrorist attack?

Wouldn't it be just if the deaths of 3 brave Americans at Colorado Springs received the same level of scrutiny and 13 Congressional Investigations as the deaths of 4 brave Americans at Benghazi?

But, then who are the Republican Congress going to investigate and indict? Themselves? Because Jason Chaffetz and the Republicans who feverntly lied and dutifully tried to manufacture controversy over bogus videos are culpable and complicit in this incident. Would Jason Chaffetz also have to admit that his feeble lies motivated Dear?

Would Adam Kinzinger and the Republican Congress have to admit so-called "barbaric videos" can in fact motivate a true believer to commit a terrorist attack, after they spent the last 3 years telling Americans that videos could never do that? Would the Republicans have to issue arrest warrants for David Daleiden, one of their Heroic anti-abortion Propagandists? Because as tbogg notes,
David Dalieden didn’t pull the trigger — he just showed Robert Lewis Dear where he needed to aim the gun.
Additionally, the absolute silence from the Republican Candidates for President is deafening and eye-opening. The Republicans absolutely agree with the attack on the Planned Parenthood but can't figure out a way to thread the needle of supporting the attack which took the lives of 3 brave Americans, including a Police Officer, whom Republicans always claim to support and love but, are willing to sacrifice to advance their evil agenda.

Nonetheless, Robert Lewis Dear is now enshrined in the Pantheon of Conservative Second Amendment Heroes. Dear did what so many conservatives fantasize about but lack the intestinal fortitude to undertake.

The thing is conservatives are cowards and Republicans are liars. They lack the courage of their convictions. If they truly believed that Planned Parenthood is murdering millions of babies as they so often shout then why aren't they storming the facilities? Why aren't they attacking PP facilities like the ISIS fighters they truly wish they had the balls to be?

It is because they don't believe their own rhetoric. Despite the rending of their garments and the gnashing of their teeth and the beating of their breasts. What Republicans see in Planned Parenthood is an unending source of political propaganda, which they tap into time and time again for votes, to advance their true agenda of Intolerance and Oppression.

Now, as in the case of Robert Lewis Dear, a conservative domestic terrorist swallows enough of the right-wing Republican rhetoric and believes enough of the deceptive bogus video evidence from David Daleiden and goes off on a killing spree. But, there's enough Republicans willing to obfuscate, lie and distort (as Adam Kinzinger of Illinois did when he was quick to note, while the attack and hostage situation was unfolding, Dear "had taken a legitimate disagreement with the practice") to muddy the waters, until the public tires of the situation and returns to their daily routine and forgets the Republicans in Congress are responsible for this incident.

While conservatives proclaim amongst themselves, 'This had nothing to do with Planned Parenthood it was a bank robbery gone wrong, move along,' and go back to their routine of "catapulting the propaganda" until another so-called lone wolf in the right-wing pack of domestic terrorists, easily gets guns and murders more liberals, women, minorities, and anyone else so they can Make America Great Again.

The Republican candidates finally got around to responding, and we've learned the two other victims identities; a Iraq War Veteran and a 36 year old Mother of Two. But, don't worry because the victims identities will not dissuade the Conservative Domestic Terrorists.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Conservative Domestic Terrorist Attack on Planned Parenthood but, remember this Fundamental Truth; Blacks are Criminals, Muslims are Terrorists, Whites are Neither. (Updated)

Note: I began this post before the white male Terrorist Attack on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. As I type this, the right-wing christian white male domestic terrorist armed with an AK-47, is holed up in the lobby of the Planned Parenthood apparently having been confronted by Police Officers, whom he attempted to murder after they disrupted his plan to commit another conservative domestic terrorist attack.
Chicago releases video footage of the murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014, a totally unjustified shooting and the right-wing reaction is to deflect and justify the shooting. There is literally no killing of a black person that Faux News and conservative will not defend and support.

A foundational building block of Conservatism is white people are Real America, and every advance by minorities is taken from the American Zero-Sum Pie, reducing the power/influence/undeserved status of white people. It's why conservatives don't push back when Donald Trump tweets out Neo-Nazi Propaganda claiming blacks kill 85% of Americans.

When "whites" commit crimes it's because of some demonic outside force, e.g. Video Games and Violent Movies (which is code for Hollywood and Jews), naughty lyrics in rap music (dastardly black culture influence), mental illness, liberal schooling, and so forth. Thus, we can conclude the virtuous white person was corrupted. Whereas, Muslims are Terrorists because of their religion and Blacks are criminals because of their culture and upbringing. That they are impure due to their inherent nature.

That Muslims are Terrorists/Blacks are Criminals is a fundamental core belief of conservatives. It's why conservatives are so ready to accept every manufactured Faux News "criminal" scandal of the Obama Presidency. Barack Obama is ipso facto a criminal based on his blood, skin color, and upbringing.

Many right-wing institutions, books, toxic radio, and conservative news sites exist to defend and advance this narrative. Conservative react to every shooting by referencing Chicago, as though that is the only place in the United States affected by gun violence. Faux News and conservatives justify every shooting of a black person by Police, and every incident of right-wing rage (i.e. Cliven Bundy Insurrection, The Dylann Roof Terrorist Attack in South Carolina) is in reality the fault of President Obama.

Conservatives don't call the criminal incidents of white male rage "terrorism" because they fundamentally agree with the actions. Now, right-wingers may denounce the attacks but more often than not they obliquely justify the action by denouncing a tangential or unrelated issue, such as blaming government regulations for the murder of Eric Garner in Long Island instead of blaming the white police officer applying a choke hold for a business offense.

Domestic Terrorism by conservatives has been on the rise since President Obama's inauguration and will continue until he's out of office. At that time either the conservative domestic terror sleeper cells will go dormant or they will pivot towards misogyny and continue their campaign of violence against America.

Update 1:
The right-wing domestic terrorist surrendered to Law Enforcement. One Police Officer and One citizen have died from his attack. Hopefully, none of the others wounded by this conservative criminal will succumb to their wounds. Now, all that remains is for Faux News and Republicans to minimize this incident and deflect as much blame onto President Obama and Planned Parenthood as possible.

Seriously, Congressman Adam Kinzinger was brought onto CNN to demand the Director of Planned Parenthood apologize, justify the shooters actions because of the "barbaric videos" conservatives have allegedly seen and then proclaim if the shooting was at Planned Parenthood it's because of mental illness.

Update 2:
Colorado Springs is a hotbed of conservative insanity with the Air Force Academy and Focus on the Family being located there. But, no doubt the recent lie-a-thon by Congress, especially Congressman Jason Chaffetz and all the other bloated fat ass white Republican men attacking Planned Parenthood with outright false manufactured information convinced this right-wing domestic terrorist he had to do something.

Update 3:
This is the second mass shooting by a crazed white male gunman in Colorado Springs inside a month. Just 4 weeks earlier Noah Harpham, paraded around with his M-16 brandishing the weapon, his neighbor called 911 only to be informed snidely that Colorado has Open-Carry Laws before Harpham murdered 3 people and was gunned down himself.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter protesters targeted and shot by Conservatives in Minneapolis (Updated)

Back in July, I pointed out that the Conservative Media Machine was preparing to target and destroy the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The summer and early autumn witnessed the declaration by Faux News that #BlackLivesMatter was a Terrorist Organization and the right-wing incestuous internet sucked in the emissions and dutifully regurgitated it to their conservative drones.

Well, the Summer of demonization has moved into the Autumn of outright violence,
Five protesters were shot late Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis, according to police. 
Those who were shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said police spokesman John Elder in a statement. 
Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, said “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.” 
One of the three counterdemonstrators wore a mask, said Dana Jaehnert, who had been at the protest site since early evening. 
When about a dozen protesters attempted to herd the group away from the area, Noor said, they “opened fire on about six protesters,” hitting five of them. Jaehnert said she heard four gunshots. 
The shootings occurred at 10:45 p.m. on Morgan Avenue N. about a block north of the precinct station.
Not, that this will soften the right's position on #Blacklivesmatter. In fact, I would predict most conservative sites will proclaim the BLM protestors have been asking for it, or they threatened the White Supremacists, while Alex Jones and his Acolytes declare this to be a False Flag Operation. And Conservatives will comfortably slide right back into their unrestrained bigotry and rabid racism.

When BLM began to protest Bernie Sanders many liberals and Bernie Bros pouted BLM should be protesting at Republican Rallies. I often pointed out black people were too smart to do this because they knew at best they would be forcibly removed and at worst, beaten, imprisioned or killed. In fact, conservatives and every Republican running for President are quite comfortable with Polcie Officers killing black people because they believe being black is prima facie evidence of being a criminal.

Now, on the heels of Donald Trump's White Power Supporters beating a single #BlackLivesMatter protester and then Trump and others in his campaign justifying it, we now have this shooting in Minnesota. This is not surprising because the majority of Conservatives are racist neo-confederates and white power domestic terrorists.

As if to prove the Minnesota Republican Party is comprised of racists who support the shooting of 5 BLM protesters by conservative domestic terrorists, the Minnesota GOP 7th Congressional District tweeted out their complaints about the #Negroproblem.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ISIS and the Chicken Hawk Right-Wing Rush to send You to War (Updated)

The Terrorist Attacks in Paris weren't concluded before the Chicken Hawk Warmonger American Right-Wing Ghouls took to their keyboards and smart phones to celebrate.

Much like ISIS, conservatives see the Paris Attacks as a Victory. They have taken to their internet redoubts to clamour for another war. Conservative blogs, news sites and Facebook feeds are peppered with Right-Wing War Fanfic about murdering millions of muslims and liberals.

I eagerly await the rush of conservatives enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces to fight in the Syria. But,  I've been waiting for conservatives to enlist en masse in the Military for 14 years to fight, as they so often say, "the war of our time."

But, eventhough it's the War of Our Time according to Jeb Bush and legions of Conservative Keyboard Commandos, conservatives have absolutely been "leading it from behind". Conservatives comprise Generation Chicken Hawk, they are more than willing to Support the War Over Here while they send others to Fight the War Over There. Conservatives are always willing to sacrifice others to defend their values.

No less than Mike Huckabee gave a special dispensation to conservatives that's it's alright to agitate for war without serving,
"I might suggest to parents, I’d wait a couple of years until we get a new commander-in-chief that will once again believe ‘one nation under God'..." 
Of course, that doesn't explain why Conservatives fervently eschewed military service from 2001-2008.

ISIS, itself, is the Unholy Muslim love child of the Ronald Reagan's Cold War ignorance, W(orst President Ever) intelectual incuriosity, and Dick Cheney's rapacious appetitie for War Profittering.

Here are just a few of the minor Strategic Blunders by the Bush War Machine,
  • Inviting Mongolia into the Operation Iraqi Liberation coalition without realizing that the Iraqi people still habor anger towards Mongols because the Mongol Horde burned down Baghdad and killed everyone there in 1258.
  • Or say having the Paul Bremer led Coalition Provisional authority grant the Iraqis a 2-day weekend, because previously Iraqis were only given off one day a week, Friday. Now you're choices are Thursday and Saturday, and the CPA's choice? Saturday. Who else enjoys Saturday as a day of rest? The Jews. Predictably, Islamic Clerics took to their Mosques and declared the United States is trying to turn us into Jews and violence followed.
  • Or say putting out a request for a new flag design to break with Saddam's Iraq and then choosing this one. Once again Imams reacted and declared the US was trying to turn Iraqis into Jews.
But, of course, the major blunder was the Iraq War, a war of choice, itself.

Bill Maher has again asked, "Why do they hate us?" and this question underlines the entire Strategic Failure, which causes us to continue to suffer defeats. We don't know why they hate us and we don't understand them thus,
One who does not know the enemy but know himself will sometimes be victorious, sometimes meet with defeat.- Sun Tzu, Art of War.
Because of the intelectual incuroristy of the Bush Regime. W(orst) surrounded himself with people who apparently believed the greatest threat facing the Nation was "State-Sponsored" Terrorism. Despite the repeated warnings of Richard Clarke and the CIA, those duplicitous conservative war criminals sought out Ahmed Chalabi who fed them as much tripe about Saddam as they could swallow.

Chalabi, much in way Ancient Satraps in the Middle East appealed to Roman Empire enticing them with the dream that it would be easy for them to overthrow the Tyrant in Mesopotamia and then install a new ruler favorable to their Empire, provided reams of fake information and false witnesses to support the delusions of W, the modern day Caligula, and his cabinent of cowardly conservative criminals.

Not, satisifed Chalabi's lies would sway the American People, the Republican Congress in 2002 invited another deposed Middle Eastern Potenate to extoll the virtues of War in Iraq. Bibi Netanyahu gave testimony which specifically linked Iraq to 911 and concluded,
"If you take out Saddam’s Regime, I guarantee you, that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region."

Of course, W(orst)'s Fiasco in Iraq completely destabilized the reason, creating the void which ISIS has filled, while it killed a million innocent 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.

The damage done to this Nation by George W(orst President Ever) Bush and his cadre of cowardly conservative criminals might never be undone.

Chicken Hawk and Possible Sleeper Terrorist Refugee Marco Rubio declared on Sunday the Republican Party sees the Paris Terrorist Attack as a "positive development" which his Party intends to use for "Political Advantage".

Friday, November 6, 2015

As a Liberal I'm Voting for Ben Carson for President (Updated)

Why am I supporting Carson? Mainly, because I hate America.

For years conservatives and elected Republican politicians have stated, matter-of-factly, that Liberals don't accept American Exceptionalism, that we wish to bring down the Greatest Free-est Best-est Country that every was, that we Hate America. This is common sense, no-duh, conventional wisdom on the Right. This is the starting point for every screed uttered on Right-Wing Toxic Hate Radio. This is the opening paragraph of every blog or facebook post, every conservative grifters latest book. It's the fundamental building block of everything the Right believes. This is Faux News.

Well, I'm going to prove them right. I'm going to vote for Ben Carson because a Carson Presidency will totally destroy the United States.

Ben Carson embodies C.S. Lewis' trilemma. Carson is a Liar and a Lunatic who thinks he's the Lord. Carson is a wholly unserious fairly demented individual. I can think of no one more qualified to usher in the End of the American Era. His Presidency will be quite a spectacle.

One of Carson lunatic beliefs (which I recall from years of Sid Meier's iconic computer games Civilization) that the Pyramids were built to store grain, seems to be Evangelical pablum recycled from middle-ages theologians that Joseph built the Pyramids for the 7 lean years. Carson, like all American Christianists, thinks he knows better than Historians, Scientists, Archaeologists and other trained people because he's read the Bible.

But, Carson's Presidential Campaign semi-admitted that Ben fabricated a story about getting a full-scholarship to West Point. Carson recounted his made up story in his novel, In Gifted Hands,
Afterward, Sgt. Hunt introduced me to General Westmoreland, and I had dinner with him and the Congressional Medal winners. Later I was offered a full scholarship to West Point. I didn’t refuse the scholarship outright, but I let them know that a military career wasn't where I saw myself going.
Like, much of the Carson mystique, this account is a complete fabrication and outright lie. But, Carson's been recounting his lie of how he met General Westmoreland and was offered a "Scholarship" for 2 decades now. Of course, this doesn't matter to the "hermetically sealed" right-wing internet bubble. To them Carson's lies are proof the liberal media is out to get Ben Carson. (Just like that Faux News and every right-wing media site is covering for Ben Carson's West Point Lie.)

So, a proven liar and borderline lunatic, once Carson's beliefs are implemented into Policies and Laws would mark the End of the American Republic and usher in the Neo-Feudalist Wage Slave Corporate State.

Ben Carson has stated he will refuse to raise the debt ceiling. Boom, that alone will throw the entire World economic model, crafted post-World War II at the Breton Woods conference and refined at Bilderberg Meetings, into total Chaos.

Of course, it's going to be painful for the eternally butt-hurt white working class, because they are going to lose their homes, their meager savings, their pensions and 401k's and will not receive any Social Safety Net benefits. But, white working class people have been voting in Republicans for decades now and they deserve to share the pain they've inflicted on so many others.

Carsonomics having thrown the entire world into financial ruin will make the 2007 Republican Recession look like a Golden Era of Prosperity. So, Ben will move on to War to stimulate America.

Carson has declared he will order the military to destroy ISIS, so get ready for another decade of deployments to Iraq (Republicans and the Rich won't be worried because they don't serve in the military) but fortunately the military's hands, according to Ben, "will be untied" whatever that means? Torture? Burning Villages to save them from ISIS?

Carson now facing some discomfort at home, will declare Abortion is Slavery and use the awesome power of the government to ensure every pregnant woman carries her fetus to term. No matter what.

If that means quartering troops inside women's homes and detaining people without probable cause too bad, those amendments mean nothing when faced with the prospect some woman might get uppity ideas in her head about her body belonging to her!

Carson policies will tickle the right-wingers lizard brains and destroy America.

Kevin Drum over at MotherJones has a list of Carson's exaggerations (thus far). It seems to me that Ben Carson isn't satisified with his history. A quiet nerdy young man growing up in a tough section of Detroit (but before the Republican Economic Attack on the City), who went to Yale and then on to a brilliant medical career, so he's had to add elements and create a more compelling background for himself.

It's very sad, but what's downright disgusting is the way the Conservative Media Establishment is rallying, defending, and justifying Carson's baloney because they know he'll advance the Conservative Values of Intolerance, Oppression and Adulation of the Rich if he wins the White House. The Right-Wing media is hypocritically trotting out the 'High-Tech Lynching' rhetoric at the same time they've spent 7 years slandering and libeling President Obama.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Suicide of GI Joe Gliniewicz

I was very nearly ordered months back to be part of the "Honor" Guard, which drew Police Officers from across the country, for fallen Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. Due to my misgivings about Gliniewicz, I did not want to attend or be associated in anyway with the detail and fortunately two more senior Officers took the detail.

At the time of the incident, I had my suspicions about the "homicide" of Lt Gliniewicz. But, many Police Officers, including some I work with, took this as more evidence in the War on Cops aided by the villianous President Barack Obama and the thuggish #BlackLivesMatter movement. Thus, everyone rushed to quickly deify Gliniewicz and he was showered with honors and his family with monies.

Sadly today, Lake County Authorities announced Gliniewicz took his own life and staged a false crime scene, to cover his suicide.

While Gliniewicz created a crime scene designed to appear as though three suspects had attacked him and shot him with his own weapon there were holes and inconsistencies which became apparent and undercut the belief it was a homicide.

Why had his squad car sat for nearly 20 minutes at the location prior to him calling off he was investigating 3 suspicious persons (2 white males and 1 black male) in the area.

If there was a fight why were there no key-ups? I've been in my share of on duty fights with suspects (and others) and once you hear the intermittent key-ups you know a 10-10 is in progress.

I know two fellow Officers, NIPAS team members, who were on scene that day and the fatal wound on Gliniewicz was difficult to explain. The working theory was that after having fought with and taken Gliniewicz's gun from him, they shot him once in the chest (causing him to double over) before luckily placing the final shot downwards behind his outer vest carrier at the neck.

Officers conducting a search of the nearby marsh-lands reportedly began to "fall-out" and tear up their uniforms within 10 minutes of searching in the swampy area. 3 perps running from the scene would have shredded themselves or been so bogged down as to quit running outright.

Tracking K-9's had no hits and developed no leads from the scene of the incident.

But, nonetheless the FBI and Major Crimes Task Force investigated the incident as a homicide. Until Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd spoke at a news conference a few days later that he was not going to rule the death a homicide.

And that's when all the rumors began to circulate. One of the worst was Gliniewicz had engaged in indecent illegal behavior with children in his Fox Lake Young Police Explorers club.

Another 3 a.m. theory was Gliniewicz was involved in theft and fraud with the former Fox Lake Police Chief Mike Behan, who had hastily retired amidst allegations of official misconduct along with another Fox Lake Officer, and the three had met out there to discuss options when Gliniewicz was ambushed and killed in order to keep him quiet.

While a Hollywood Style Dirty Cop scenario didn't happen, it appears Gliniewicz took his own his life because he was stealing. Thousands of pages of documents reveal GI Joe was embezzling funds from his Police Explorer's group and was worried that Fox Lake Village Administrator Anne Marrin was about to be uncover his criminal activity.

Betrayal is the word used by many about this incident and the entirety of Charles Joseph Gliniewicz's life and death.

Besides his years long con and thievery, the worst aspect of Gliniewicz's "carefully staged suicide" is the danger he put fellow his officers in, he risked the lives of his so-called brothers-in-blue and even worse  he put the three innocent men he tried to frame for his "murder" in danger of being killed.

The "suspcious" two whites and a black men could very easily have been gunned down by a righteous Police Officer seeking "justice" and those individuals were idnetified and questioned.

But, now the focus has shifted to his complicit wife and eldest son and it seems highly probable that both knew about GI Joe's thefts and most likely were engaged in the scams as well.

This who debacle also reflects so badly on the Police and authorities. Some of this information revealed was known back then how could they in good conscience go forward with that sham of a Parade and Funeral Ceremony?

Mass Shootings are the Ultimate Expression of White Male Privilege

There are many titles I could have come up with this post but, the recent details emerging from the latest Mass Shooting incident in Colorado changed its' direction.

So, the Mass Shooter was spotted by his neighbor who called 911 only to be told because of the crazy Open Carry and Stand Your Ground Laws forced down the throats of every American by the vicious NRA and blood-soaked Gun Manufacturers without one care about the health and right to life of We, the People there was nothing the Police could do.

Similar, incidents of weapon brandishing by Firearm Fuckers have happened in other states. When I'm on duty and see a person marching around with a weapon I don't think freedom loving 2A Champion, I think shooting about to go down. It used to be that openly displaying a weapon away from you own property was a crime but, of course, the shooter as a white male has the absolute right to threaten people with his gun implictly and explicitly. The resultant mass shootings are the ultimate expression of white male privilege.

Now, your average conservative asshole or gun-humping fanatic will immediately respond with Chicago!!! BLACK ON BLACK VIOLENCE!!! So, let's take a look at what's going on in Chicago.

The majority of guns used in commission of crimes originate outside Chicago and Cook County. But, besides the fact that loose or nonexistent gun laws from various of states is driving Chicago's Gun Crime what's the underlying force behind the Chicago shootings; Criminal activity, gang identification, and territory disputes, mainly surrounding the drug business. This is no different than the criminal activity surrounding the Italian Mobs of Chicago and New York, the Irish Mobs in Boston and Cleveland. But, Italian and Irish people have earned enough white points so reactionary right-wingers don't ascribe the actions of a few criminals to the entire people the way they do for African-Americans.

But, worse than the racist politics of conservatives is the way the Gun Humping Fanatics have taken over the issue of Gun Control. The favorite youtube video of Gun Nuts is: We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook.

There is a kernel of reactionary right-wingers who are convicned that every mass shooting is a black ops Obama led conspiracy to talk their precious guns from them. Scarlett Lewis, a mother of the one of the Newton murdered school children recent released a book about her pain and struggle. The Amazon reviews by the gun nut trolls are just horrific.

For instance:
  • This book is a fun read if you want a good laugh, or just to observe the pathetic lies about JessiLewis, a fictional death to push the Democrat's gangster/communist policy coup attempt to destroy the Constitution.
  • Sandy Hook NEVER happened!! The FBI ADMITTED that it never happened!! Is this book supposed to be real?? What a joke!!!
  • Sandyhook has been proven to be a 100% FRAUD. This was a false government sponsored psychological operation used to erode the rights of American Citizens. This lady did not write this book. This is propaganda that is being used to perpetuate a false narrative.
  • This woman is a liar no child died at Sandy hook. Sandy hook is a hoax, it was staged. Go watch "We need to talk about Sandy Hook" and pay attention. SANDY HOOK WAS A STAGED HOAX NO ONE DIED!
  • Lies and propaganda, no children died at Sandy hook!
I could continue but there are 10 pages of these types of "reviews" from Firearm Fucking Fanatics, read them.

But, they buttress a point about laws. You do not let the most extreme elements drive Gun Laws. Nor do you let those whose interests lie in making as many weapons as possible craft gun laws. And contrary to the bluster of Right-Wingers there are various laws which could have an impact on these mass shootings, they just don't know about them because Republicans at the behest of the Gun Makers Lobby quietly kill those laws in State and Federal Government,

In 2005 George W(orst President Ever) Bush backed by the Republican Controlled House and Senate passed Legislation making Gun Manufacturers immune to Lawsuits for their Negligence.

In 2011 Republicans in Illinois, in direct opposition to the health and safety of their constituents, voted to put guns in the hands of Terrorists:
Republicans on the House Judiciary panel shot down a proposal Thursday to prevent weapon sales to suspected terrorists.  
In a party-line vote of 21-11, the committee Republicans killed an amendment from Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) that would have blocked firearm purchases by those on the FBI's terrorist watch list.
Connecticut lawmakers, in March 2011, tried to ban the magazines used by the Newton Murderer.

In 2014, Alan Colmes interviewed South Carolina Senate candidate Lee Bright and asked Bright if Teachers should have "machine guns". Bright responded that a teacher "protecting school grounds" should carry whatever "she" can. When asked specifically if that meant "machine guns", Bright responded, "The Second Amendment is pretty clear. It says the right to carry arms should not be infringed... I don’t see how the government can regulate it."

Supreme Court Warren Burger, a conservative appointed to Chief Justice by Richard Nixon, said of the idea that the second amendment confers an individuals right to own a gun, 
"the second amendment has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, ever perpetrated on the American public by an interest group in my lifetime."
Molon Labe: Guns aren't going anywhere and until We, the People do something about them, Firearm Fucking Gun Nuts are going to continue murdering Americans.

After each and every incident the gun humping fanatics have perfected the argument of the loud voice and the angry red face, after every shooting, they swarm the internet and just scream, 'AHHHHH!' 'AHHHHH!' 'AHHHHH!' ''AHHHHH!' 'AHHHHH!' 'AHHHHH!', until everyone just stops commenting and the other pressing matters in our daily lives take our attention away.

But, the Gun Humpers attention is never diverted they await every new mass shooting to swarm yet again. The murder on-air of a blonde newcaster and a cameraman, caused only a temporary ripple in the rushing torrent of Gun Nut Screams and the Howls of the NRA.

Guns will destroy us, unless we refocus and destroy them.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Jonah Goldberg knows what it means to be authentically black in America

"You don't know what you're talking about, do you?  Friendo..." - Anton Chigurh
Jonah Goldberg expounded his impressive resume that he has built sitting on his expansive backside. Besides being a subject matter expert on Fascism, the Iraq War, the Pulitzer Prize Nominating Procedure, Neopotism, Special Forces Mission budget costs, Goldberg took time out to whitesplain what it takes to be an authentic African-American these days,
But what’s remarkable is that at no point in this conversation did anyone call attention to the fact that Carson is an African-American. One could argue that he’s even more authentically African-American than Barack Obama, given that Obama’s mother was white and he was raised in part by his white grandparents. In his autobiography, Obama writes at length about how he grew up outside the traditional African-American experience — in Hawaii and Indonesia — and how he consciously chose to adopt a black identity when he was in college. Meanwhile, Carson grew up in Detroit, the son of a very poor, very hard-working single mother. 
I have one minor quibble with Goldberg because everyone he speaks to knows that President Obama was born in Kenyan, before his mother and ACORN secretly snuck him in to steal the Presidency of America, one can't get more African/American than that!

But, Jonah also offers up the ubiquitous conservative opener, "One Could Argue..." which is found in every right-wing screed that's going to be horribly offensive but, allows the bigoted writer to hide behind the plausible denial that it's not their argument but one could argue...

Jonah Goldberg is merely travelling down a long road lit by the fire of burning crosses in his whitesplaining of the authentic African-American experience. His comments echo the Post Civil War, whites such as Rev. George Alexander McGuire, who in 1903, stated African-Americans need to ruthlessly "ostracize such brutes in their own race" as he blamed the black community for the lynchings of blacks across the country.

Even today, most conservatives echo these sentiments, and blame the entire black populace, for the actions of "bad negroes" as they were once referred and offer up the "Politics of Respectability" as the way for blacks to avoid being murdered or racially profiled by Police Officers and slandered by bigots on Faux News.

As for Jonah, he's a paragon of the "white race". He championed the Phony Global War on Terror, with the express statements that he would never put his life on the line.
As for why my sorry a** isn't in the kill zone, lots of people think this is a searingly pertinent question. No answer I could give -- I'm 35 years old, my family couldn't afford the lost income, I have a baby daughter, my a** is, er, sorry, are a few -- ever seem to suffice.
Undaunted with being a ChickenHawk Jonah showed his absolute hog-shit ignorance when asked about military missions when Piers Morgan asked him how much the Kill Bin Laden Mission cost.

Instead of admitting he has no idea because Jonah Goldberg never had any intention of going anywhere near the military, he pulled a number out of his expansive flabby chicken hawk ass.
Goldberg: It was a pretty cheap operation.

Morgan: How much does it cost?

Goldberg: It didn't cost --

Morgan: What's your idea of cheap?

Goldberg: Are we really going to do this sort of high school debating tactic crap?

Morgan: Yes. I'm curious what you think of what cheap means.

Goldberg: I would put it at – I don't know, $50 million, $40 million...

Morgan: Wow. And that's cheap in the Republican world?
The blubbering and blubbery Jonah retreated to the position he inherited from his mommy at the NRO, turned to Rich Lowry and cried about how mean Piers Morgan was to him. Rich Lowry dutifully declared him the winner, "Jonah Goldberg 1, Piers Morgan 0". The Right-Wing Alternate Reality Internet jumped to Jonah's defense and World Net Daily Writer David Limbaugh wrote,
After being waterboarded into answering, Jonah ventured a guess of $50 million, after which Morgan spent the next several minutes sputtering indignantly about how a Republican such as Goldberg could think $50 million is pocket change.
After Jonah wrote his book Liberal Fascism, he and his publisher, repeatedly and for years, lied that Jonah was twice nominated for a Pultizer Prize, when the truth is Jonah has only ever been nominated for a Putz Prize. Of course, actual historians lambasted Jonah's book, Historians stand up to 'Liberal Fascism' and its abuse of history, while Beck blithely promotes it, via Crooks and Lairs.

A liar, coward, dilettante, chicken hawk, braggart, and buffoon, Jonah Goldberg is at least authentic, he is an authentic Conservative.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Today's Republican Party are collateral damage in the War on Liberals

While I don't necessarily believe Donald Trump and Ben Carson are the Vanguard of New Republican Party, since not a single vote in the Primaries has even been cast, it is nonetheless easy to see what their appeal is and why they seem to be ascendant.

After the 60's, the Republicans made a deal with the John Bircher Reactionary Right-Wingers, tapping into their boundless butt-hurt energy, religious bigotry, and simmering racial resentment, in order to win elections. And it worked, Republicans got Nixon, Reagan, and W elected twice, those 3 Villians alone did massive damage to the Nation as was intended. But, they also succeeded in taking Congress several times, enacting the 1994 Contract on America for instance, and numerous other state and local offices.

But, along the way the conservatives began to inflitrate all levels of the Republican Party and displace the so-called "RINOs", until the GOP effectively became their party.

The establishment Republican candidates for President in 2016, are confused and annoyed. Back in 1900, William Denali McKinnley "campaigned" for President by sitting on his Ohio Porch waiting to be awarded the Presidency by the Party Leaders. Today's Republicans are expecting the same sort of coronation. They don't understand what's happened to their Party.

Of course, what's happened is for the last 35 years Republicans have been promising to destroy Liberalism, bring about the New Dawn, recreate the Never Was Shining-Utopia-on-a-Hill, and haven't delievered. Conservatives have been greedily eating a steady diet of right-wing shit and plutocratic pablum and are sitting around, usually working hard at two or three jobs, wondering why they aren't millionaires? So, conservatives have decided to Take their Country Back and Make America Great Again.

Having sucked in the Propaganda for decades, conservatives fully believe the US to be a Center-Right Nation and that Conservatism can never fail, it can only be failed. They're sick and tired of half-measures and "liberals" like George W(orst Potus Ever) Bush, Eric Cantor, and the new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

They need someone in Government who is going to undo all the "Tyranny" President Obama enacted during his "lawless" 8 years. They need someone who is going to undo all the free give aways that Obama gave to the "blaaaaaa-ck people". They need someone who's going to be "tough" with Iran, show Putin who's the boss, enshrine Christianity as the National Religion, eliminate the EPA (for some reason), kick out the Mexicans, torture the Muslims, while putting women, blacks, and liberals back in their place.

They yearn for someone with Undiluted Conservative Evil, a Pure Blooded Right-Winger, who will tap the pleasure centers of their petty, mean, bigoted, hateful, and vicious brains.

You're either with them... Or against them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Uber and Lyft at O'Hare Airport and Beyond

Today, Uber, Lyft and similar application based ride-share services scored a victory by not having to follow the traditional route of taxi and chauffeur's licensing. Chauffeur's licenses are costly because drivers get fingerprinted, undergo drug tests and background checks. But, any one with a smart phone and car can be an Uber driver.

The Chicago City Council Finance Committee passed the Rahm Emanuel supported Ordinance to open up McCormick Place, Navy Pier, O'Hare Airport and other Chicago locations without Uber driver's going through the proper regulations or having to apply for the expensive Chauffeur's license.

Uber et al. play by a different set of rules than taxis, but the service they are providing is exactly the same, thus they should be subjected to the same regulations. It doesn't matter if you hailed the driver on the street, made a phone call, sent an email, or downloaded a smart phone app. Uber should be regulated in the same manner as other services.

The founders of Uber, Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp haven't created a new product, invented a new service, discovered a new alloy, or revolutionized production, they've exploited a hole in the law. It's incredible we reward legerdemain so much but here is Uber and their creators lauded as though they were Jonas Salk.

I dislike Uber because I'm not jumping in a car with some random person. But, more than that I dislike what the Republican Economic Policies of the last 35 years have reduced Americans to doing.

People drive for Uber because Ronald Reagan's and the Neoliberal economic revolt he got rolling has undercut the American Worker and gutted the American Dream. It's uniquely American, to quote George W(orst Potus Ever) Bush, that Americans have to work multiple jobs because they Plutocracy he worked for decided they wanted to destroy the Middle Class and reduce every American Worker to a Wage Slave shackled in Corporate Bondage.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Donald Trump has some advice for Poor People, Be born to a Rich Father

"We are a Capitalist Society. I've been on food stamps and welfare, anyone help me? No," - Craig T. Nelson
Those paragons of immorality, the poors have really gotten their comeuppance today from Donald Trump! On The Today Show, Trump proved once and for all why poor people are poor, they didn't have the good sense and business accumen to be born to rich parents,
"My whole life, really, has been a no. And I fought through it. It's not been easy for me. It has not been easy for me... My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars."
As with Mister Forunate Son Mitt Romney and his 47% Speech, Jeb???Bush and his petulant blah blah blah Daddy said I get to be President whining, or the blood-sucking tentacles of Koch Industries, Donald Trump's comments show that Capitalism is just the rebranding of Feudalism.

While Republicans are frightened and pouty about Donald Trump's continued lead, Trump is the Vox of the Monstrous Conservative Id, which they themselves released. Whether he believes what he says doesn't matter anymore. He's tapping into the Right-Wing Populist Rage of the white male, stoked for decades by Republican Politicians and Conservatives.

We are a full generation into the Ronald Reagan-fronted Vulture Capitalist destruction of the American Dream and elimination of the Middle Class. Once Republicans *and Pro-Business Democrats*, at the behest of their Plutocratic Masters, destroyed the manufacturing base, transformed the Nation into a service-based economy, and eliminated laws and regulations on the Financial Industry they made the bottom quarter of Americans into extraneous persons about whom they care not.

Reagan's marching orders from his rich handlers was to lower the Standard of Living for Americans. Because the Rich Neo-Feudalist Vulture Capitalists don't like a thriving Middle Class. The Middle Class which sees a stable long-term job, and retirement benefits for themselves and a rising future for their children is too unpredictable. They vote for and support evil things like Social Security, Medicare, Paid Family Leave, Sick Time and so forth.

But, a beaten down working class, keeps their voices low and their necks bent when one of the Koch Brothers walks by as to not displease the Titan of Industry.

DraftKings and FanDuel Fantasy Football sites are Rigged

To establish my Fanatasy Football bona fides, I've been playing since High School in 1992. My first pick was Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills. Our league started out as a type-written once a week mailer and official scores had to be gleamed from the Chicago Tribune or Daily Herald Monday mornings.

And with the exceptions of the 2003 and 2004 seasons when I was deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, I've got an ubroken 20+ years of fantasy behind me.

I've never played big money Fantasy Football, it wasn't why we played, so I've no interest in the latest craze, the one week gambling leagues, FanDuel and DraftKings.

But, when the commerical blitz and big time Sports Radio personalities began the hard sell for the one week leagues I became wary of them as well.

It turns out my wariness is probably well-founded. Many people think the push to regulate these one week gambling leagues is an evil government play for a slice of the pie but, when it came to light an employee of Draft Kings won $350,000 playing on Fan Duel and employees were routinuely able to parlay their insider information gleamed from their companies into $6,000,000 in winnings on their competitors sites, it confirmed my suspcions; That these One Week leagues were just fanciful money transfer schemes.

Even worse, it seems those adept at creating mathematical models and crafting of algoithms have gamed the system as over 90% of the winnings are won by just 1% of the players. Now, were do you think those winnings are coming from? That money isn't being created, it's being taken from the rubes, i.e. the average American, the Sunday couch potato watching football and losing $10 or $20 bucks a week.

How can you trust an internet gambling site? A normal guy, siting at home can dream of the hitting the big jackpot, but as with Wall Street and Casinos, Fan Duel and Draft Kings appear to be set up to fleece Americans, while providing them the illusion of a get-rich quick scheme.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Conservative Domestic Terrorists: The Thin White Line o' Heroes

Oh a gaggle of right-wing buffoons descended upon the DC Mall till the DroneZ began to Roll*
The Truckers Ride to Overthrow Freedom?
The Neoconfederate Second American Revolution led by Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in which Larry Kayman demanded the arrest and lynching of President Obama?
Operation American Spring?

Unlike the Cliven Bundy Insurrection, in which white power conservatives declared their intent to murder Law Enforcement Officers while using women as human shields, most of the Right-Wing "Rallies" have been flacid affairs. The latest convergence of Confederate flag waving, gun humping, right-wing domestic terrorists in Roseburg, Oregon was organized by Casey Runyan, a convicted Drunk Driving, Domestic Battery, and Aggravated Assault felon (i.e. a Conservative) degenerated into the standard conservative rhetoric of Kenyan Go Home, blah, blah, blah, boring...

I used to lament that all of these Trumped-Up Right-Wing Faux Protests got big-time media coverage but, then I realized while it's good to have mounds of evidence of the rabid reactionary right-wingers it alone will never change the minds of mainstream conservatives or old-school Republicans or the soft middle-of-the-road people who have been conditioned by the Media to believe Both Sides Do It.

Republicans have enjoyed playing with the Tea Party fire with their repeated proclaimations Obama is a Tyrant, with the non-stop Faux News coverage of Obama's "unlawfullness", and with repeated mailers warning Obama's coming fer Yer Guns!

But, as more and more Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists follow through and murder Americans the last 16 months of Obama's Presidency may see the full bloody flowering of the Republican Call-to-Arms.

The Republican Southern Strategy was a deal with the devil that ensured electoral victories but, unleashed the most putrid and vile elements of the Right and let them fly their Confederate Freak Flags High.

It seemed a perfect marriage for the GOP, they got the fervor and energy of the right-wing bigots and the Plutocracy got to advance the Agenda of Overthrowing the American Democracy and creating a Neo-Feudal Wage Slave State owned by Plutocrats with the American people shackled in Corporate Bondage.

But, while Republicans have been advancing the Agenda of the 1%, the stark white underbelly of Conservatism has been gaining strength and power. Now, the two terms President Obama have unleashed the Monstrous Id of the Right-Wing White Supremacists.

There is a small, but growing segment of American Society that yearns for open fighting and a new Civil War. This Thin White Line o' Heroes are inspired by The Turner Diaries and seek a Trumped-Up Casus Beli to justify their murder of blacks, gays, liberals, immigrants, and Democratic politicans.

The NRA and Right-Wing Incestuous Internet think the Second Amendment is the most likely rallying cry, but look as well at how these Faux Heroes flock to every right-wing criminal, carnival barker, and con-man looking for the new Shot Heard Round the World which will be the Start of the Right-Wing Revolution.

Many conservatives, like Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller thought The Cliven Bundy Insurrection was that very spark, but President Obama and AG Eric Holder wisely pulled the federal Law Enforcement Officers back. Conservatives then pivoted to declaring the military exercises of Jade Helm, were a covert attempt by Obama to Usurp the Consititution despite the repeated press conferences by the U.S. military.

While the Gun Cultists, III Inchers, Oathbreakers, Unconstitutional Sheriffs, Alex Jones Acolytes and other militias don't think they themselves will be able to defeat the American Military, what they believe is that once the shooting starts some or possibly most of the military, local, state, and federal law enforcement will flock to their banner and aid them in their Revolution. Thus, Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists style themselves the Vanguard of the Revolution. (Hat Tip to BadTux the Snarky Penguin for posting about Ted Cruz's give me money email)
*- Extrapolated from Rudyard Kipling's Tommy -
O it's the "thin red line of heroes" when the drums begin to roll

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Who does Sean Hannity think he's hurting when he threatens to quit working?

The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. - Adam Smith, Of Taxes, Wealth of Nations (pg. 498)
Please, proceed Sean. By all means, Go Galt. Go... Leave...

Sean Hannity recently conducted an interview with Nice Polite Republican Lincoln Chafee after the Democratic Debate. During the interview, Hannity and Chafee spared over raising taxes. As the back-and-forth continued about taxes Hannity, in a petulant fit, fished around in his pants, took out a wad of cash, and threw it in the air exclaiming, "Hang on. Hang on. I’ll give it to the government, hand it over. Why should I work?"

It's the last rhetorical question by Hannity that caught my attention. Exactly, what "work" does Sean Hannity do that's so indespensible? Does Sean believe that if he was to Shrug and Go Galt his radio show and tv hour would be replaced with naught but static? That no one else can do what he does?

Sean Hannity is One in a Million, by which I mean there are a million other conservatives eager to step into his spot as a loud-mouthed, know-nothing, conservative blowhard.

I don't judge a person's worth by their working utility, that's Hannity's and a Right-Wing metric. But, by his own standard Sean Hannity is worthless.

Ah, but to the Vulture Capitalists who employ him, Sean Hannity is a jewel, a rare treasure. You see Sean Hannity is paid vast sums of money to convince poor conservatives to support policies which demonstrably hurt them and the rest of the 99%. Sean Hannity is the Mouth of Sauron for the Plutocracy. His "work" is to pass on the Idealogy of the Wealthy and get the poor to accept it.

As Paulo Freire noted in Pedagogy of the Oppressed,
The dominant elites, on the other hand, can - and do -think without the people - although they do not permit themselves the luxury of failing to think about the people in order to know them better and thus dominant them more efficiently. Consequently, any apparent dialogue or communication between the elites and the masses is really the depositing of "communiques," whose contents are intended to exercise a domesticating influence. (pg. 112)
When Sean Hannity speaks or when erstwhile Catholic Brian Kilmeade attacks the Pope and says the Pope "should go home" because "he's in the wrong country" and declares "America is Capitalist", or when Stuart Varney with his affected RP accent declares "the Poor lack a richness of spirit" they and every other right-wing loudmouth is passing along the agenda of the Rich.

None, of the Faux News talkers or Conservative Internet bloggers could survive actually working real jobs, it's why they are so rabid in their defense of Capitalism. Without being paid to "catapult the propaganda" the Right-Wing Internet fart bubble would burst and those conservatives paid handsomely to sit on their expansive derrieres and expound on the beauty of Capitalism, would starve because, without food stamps, none of them could earn enough doing actual labor to eat.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bush and Cheney screwed America but, they hope you forget and Blame Barack Obama (Update) Iraq War Crimes

"Hold on! You can't blame George Bush for that!" Stephanie Ruhle informed Donald Trump he had violated the 0th Law of the Republican Party for blaming George W. Bush for 9/11.
Everyone knows the First Law, that is Ronald Reagan was a Modern Day Gilgamesh who single-handedly defeated the Soviet Union, balanced the budget, cut taxes and created a budgetary surplus simultaneously.

But, mentioning any of the massive failures of George W. Bush, especially the worst disaster on the CONUS since the War of 1812 is anathema. Bush kept US safe, hosannah, hosannah, hosannah.

9/11 happened over 14 years ago and no I will never forgive W(orst POTUS Ever), Dick Cheney or the Republican Party. I do not believe any of the MIHOP or LIHOP or other 9/11 related Conspiracies, this was sheer incompetence.

But, Bush's incompetence, especially ignoring the August 6th Memo which specifically warned Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US, was massively compounded by Right-Wing failures during the Phony Global War on Terror and the Conservative policies of oppression, intolerance and adulation of the rich, which created the Republican Recession of 2007 after the Guard Dogs of the Plutocracy passed law after law, and ruling after ruling designed to grind the working class into penury and ensure the recreation of a Neo-Feudalist State.

Jeb Bush called the elimination of Saddam Hussein a pretty good deal. Perhaps it was a "pretty good deal", if like all NeoCons you have no skin in the game because Never Forget you can't get any skin from a Bush... But, just as was predicted it completely destabilized the region, empowered Iran, and led to the creation of ISIS.

When Faux News Chris Wallace, of all people, pointed out the Bush/Cheney Cabal left President Obama with a mess, Dick "5 Deferments" Cheney tersely replied, "I don't think of it that way."

Of course, he doesn't in Dick-less Cheney's Universe everything he and Bush did was a resounding success, which the Mainstream Media, who slavishly wish to show they don't have those icky, evil liberal tendencies is only too eager to agree with as Stephanie Buhle demonstrated when she was shocked, SHOCKED! anyone would imply George W. Bush did anything other than keep us safe.

Edward Said accurately described the insane pathos that drove Bush/Cheney to adopt the Right-Wing Reverse-Domino Theory,
My strong opinion, though I don't have any proof, in the classical sense of the word, is that they want to change the entire Middle East, and the Arab world, perhaps terminate some countries, destroy the so-called terrorist groups they dislike, and install régimes friendly to the United States. I think this is a dream that has very little basis in reality. The knowledge they have of the Middle East, to judge from the people who advise them, is, to say the least, out of date and widely speculative.
When 9/11, is combined with Hurricane Katrina, the bungled Phony War on Terror, and the Republican Recession of 2007, no other President has a been such a disaster and hurt America so badly since Jefferson Davis.

George W. Bush and Tony Blair determined to Strike in Iraq April 2002 - the title of another memo.
Despite their claims of working for a Diplomatic Solution Bush and Blair were set on war over a full year before the March 2003 invasion. Not only was W(orst Potus) a Disaster but a War Criminal, too.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Republican Dennis Hastert is going to jail. Every other Republican should as well.

Hastert just entered a guilty plea in his Hush Money Case which means he'll avoid a Criminal Trial which would have revealed a minimum number of boys he molested. This is par for the course for Republicans, who engage in despicable criminal actions and quietly admit guilt years later after they've done maximum damage to the Nation.

Dennis Hastert, "Coach" of the Republican Party, took over the Speakership in the House after the faithless and despicable Newt Gingrich was forced out for one of his many transgressions and ethical violations.

As such Hastert led the Republicans as they continued their assault on President Bill Clinton and backed every course of action undertaken by the War Criminals W(orst POTUS Ever) and Dick Cheney. This is beyond mere hypocrisy. Republicans are very, very evil people and the most recent examples in Illinois, the shockingly profligate Aaron Schock and molesting Coach Hastert, are just a microcosm of the Republican Party in toto.

Everywhere across the USA we see Republicans engaged in blatant crimes, as well as crimes against the American People in service to their Rich Plutocratic Overlords.

Republicans seek and succeed in restricting voting, they deregulate and decriminalize overt financial, environmental and murderous crimes by Corporations, they defund Governmental Agencies empowered to curb the Rapacious behavior of the Vulture Capitalists who pull the Republicans' Strings, they obstruct and impede efforts to keep Americans safe from the blood-soaked NRA and Gun Makers.

For years Republicans have gotten away with imposing the Will of the 1% on the Nation by couching their rhetoric with false claims of piety, vague descriptions of liberty and freedom, and the braggadocio of Chicken Hawks claiming Stolen Valor, while invoking the boogeymen of Gay Marriage and Welfare Queens to demonize the Left.

However, we've seen a demonstrable shift in the Republican Lies of late, as they've adopted a Faux Populism and tried to co-opt the message of economic fairness. Of course, this is all a ruse for whenever a Republican is elected he (still overwhelmingly pudgy old white men) immediately goes about enacting the Policies of Wage Slavery and Corporate Bondage, while conservative dupes happily fasten the shackles of Our Oppressors about themselves and others.

Bernie Sanders has called for a Revolution of Voting. This is exactly right. America will not be freed of the tyrannical jaws of the Plutocracy until we vote out their Guard Dogs and replace them with Real Americans not controlled by the Billionaires and Massive Undying Corporate "Persons".

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Democratic Presidential Debate

It was good to finally see compassionate, intelligent, rational people conducting a Presidential Debate. The Republican candidates are a cadre of charltans, flim-flam artists, con men, bigots, racists, misogynists, madmen, and morons, whose only answers to the Nations problems are to see who can screech loudest when reciting the right-wing values of Intolerance, Oppression, and Adulation of the Rich.

But, the Democratic Debate was a cordial affair by professionals. Refreshing. And encouraging because the American People got to hear liberal ideas for the problems we face.

Bernie Sanders came prepared and was able to bring most questions back to his main beliefs about unregulated Capitalism being the root cause of the problems we're facing.

Besides Bernie's best moments bringing everything back to Vulture Capitalism he also shined when he stepped up for Hillary and forcefully noted, 'Americans are sick and tired hearing about emails,' because he knows the American People want a President who is going to acknowledge and beat back the 40 year Right-Wing Assault on the Working Class. Bernie was also spot on when he stated of Wall Street, "Wall Street regulates Congress".

Hillary was able to parry the Benghazi attacks by pointing out the Benghazi Select Committee is an "arm of the Republican Nation Committee," designed to lower her poll numbers and HRC was poised, very charming and seemingly at ease.

Jim Webb stated he killed a guy in Vietnam and then chided Bernie for calling for a Revolution, but mainly complained (rightly) about his lack of equal time.

Lincoln Chafee seemed like the genial North Eastern Patrician who tripped up when asked about Glass-Steagal.

And Martin O'Malley came off better than I expected and while I know liberals in Maryland don't like him, he correctly pointed out that the Republican Field would have had a debate about who can repress women the most and who can insult immigrants the loudest.

Many of the questions were designed to attack President Obama and his policies and fortunately, all of the candidates hewed closely to Barack (with a few exceptions) and didn't indulge the Media who desperately want to recreate their Strategy of 2000 and fool the Democratic Candidates to distance themselves from another successful and popular Democratic President.

As Hillary Clinton noted, 'There is such a big difference between what you heard during the Democratic Debate and the bufoonish three-ring circus of abhorent clowns who call themselves Republicans but are better known as the Enemies of the American People.'

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Paul Ryan doesn't want to be Speaker of the House because it'll cut into his Gym Time

P90X Ryan is known in Washington D.C. for to things; his fanatical weight lifting sessions and wanting to steal Social Security and Medicare in order to kill Old Americans.

With John Boenher's crisis of faith and decision to step aside as Speaker of the House, the Republican  Congress has imploded. No one in the House has the 100% undiluted, Conservative blood of pure evil necessary to satisfy the Right-Wing fanatics who have gerrymandered their way into the People's House.

Ryan's Reverse-Robin Hood Budget shenanigans are legendary and lauded by Republicans in their ceaseless effort to swindle the Middle Class and transfer more wealth up to the 1%. Yet, Paul Ryan is too liberal for the Tea Bagging euphemistically titled Freedom Caucus. Even Phyliss Schflay emerged from her crypt to decry Ryan's possible Speakership.

The only one who approaches the necessary 100% purity of bile and rancor required to be the Perfect Conservative is Dick Cheney, who pure evil was only slightly diluted by the introduction of a stolen transplant heart.

So, the Republicans are going to flail away for awhile and the Beltway Press and Media will continue to ask inane questions like; How did this happen? and Aren't the Democrats to blame because, ya know, Both Sides Do It? as they pin away from the Ghost of Undead Zombie Reagan to emerge from the recesses of their imaginations and Lead.