His premise was short and simple. Containing none of the ultra conservative agenda, disguised racism and hate mongering seen at many tea party gatherings today.
What is extremely interesting having paid close attention to the health bill debates and the follow up after it's passage, the number of tea party idolized republicans who have lied, changed their stories and seek future campaign money on the false assertion that they could do what they can not do, repeal the health bill. The insanity, or maybe stroke of genius as it fans the flames of fanaticism, is that most of those telling you they will run on a repeal the health reform legislation know damn good and well that they can't.
In other words they are deliberately lying to get votes and have been all along.
These are issues that have confused me for awhile now. How is it that a great number of working class citizens can swear allegiance to a party or candidates that have raped them over the coals and treated them as cattle for votes.
We understand that many Americans get their news from e-mail forwards or the Holy Trinity of Rush, Beck and Hannity. Swallowing it without question as gospel. But as Ed Stossel would say, "Give me a break".
We warned the First Tea Party organizer in our area that there was danger inherent in aligning oneself with any one political party, to which he agreed. He recognized the problem.
The second Tea Party in our area got little participation until it was time for the free fireworks. Then the folk showed up.
The third Tea Party turned into a much misinformed sermon on mount, excuse me, capital steps by a local former minister turned talk show host who seems to confuse the constitution with the Bible.
Now Tea Party rallies have become venues for every write wing wacko that could not spell socialism much less define it.
I did not agree with the war in Vietnam. Yet I never and would never "spit" on a soldier. So I find it just as disgraceful to watch somebody "spit" on a member of the government. Especially when they do it in a venue whereby that member can not respond as many would have, by kicking the shit out of the
chicken shit quasi "revolutionary."
Spitting is a poor argument, piss poor ammunition and a good indication of an individuals gene pool.
Does this mean that I am a supporter of the current status of our current Governmental/Corporate regime? No! It means that I understand that the issue is so much more than "left vs. right".
By continuing to divide ourselves along those lines we fail to recognize the true enemy and in the process of fighting each other we will all lose.
Losing any revolutionary endeavor as serious as forcing the government revert to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution as it applies to "all people" and not just the "gentry" of the times.
Remember, the original founders of the constitution left out a few of the "all people are created equal."
You know like slaves, women, Indians, non- Christians and was in fact was somewhat contradictory in comparison to the Declaration of Independence. Fortunately over time wise men and women have
addressed those omissions of economic expediency.
But then to know these things one must not only read the constitution but read the why's and wherefore's of original constitutional construct. Alas, such an undertaking might take longer that than reading an e-mail forwarded by 15 zillion people asking that you also forward the misleading information to 15 zillion friends proving to your 15 zillion friends that:
A. You obviously just looked at the pictures and didn't read it,
B. If you did read it then you just forwarded it as a joke as surely you were not gullible enough to believe the garbage, or
C. Maybe you are a dumbass and your 15 zillion friends have just clicked the spam box on your e addy!
We have submitted in the past and we will continue to do so in the future, despite our dislike of pissing in the wind, to ask, encourage, beg, cajole, people to look up the words Oligarchy and Klepocracy.
It is in those definitions you will find the enemy described. Of course if you are ok with filling the pockets of corrupt officials on both sides of the aisle from the national government down to the lowliest municipal clerk, as if we were in bureaucratic Russia, well hell just keep on doing what you are doing. The noose you weave is your own.
From Geithner: Disparity in recovery 'deeply unfair':
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday it's "deeply unfair" that some financial institutions that got taxpayer-paid bailouts are emerging in better shape from the recession than millions of ordinary Americans. He acknowledged public outrage over that and said people watched with disdain as Washington protected high-risk banks and investment houses, even as the national unemployment rate was soaring to double-digit levels for the first time in a generation.From Wall St. posts 1Q gains even if Main St. doesn't:
The question now is whether the economy has sufficient strength to not only justify those gains but send shares even higher. So far, most of the economy's vigor has been at the corporate level. Companies that collectively shed millions of workers during the recession now are reaping gains in productivity, meaning fewer workers are producing more goods and services.Those productivity gains, Dickson said, have enabled companies to grow their bottom-line profits even as top-line sales have stagnated.In other words with technology and shipping jobs overseas companies can achieve profits without hiring or hiring at lower wages with fewer benefits!
Money made by the top five hedge fund managers last year:
- David Tepper, Appaloosa Management: $4 billion
- George Soros, Soros Fund Management: $3.3 billion
- James Simons, Renaissance Technologies: $2.5 billion
- John Paulson, Paulson & Company: $2.3 billion
- Steve Cohen, SAC Capital Advisors: $1.3 billion
And fail they didn't because we, you and I bailed them out. We, you and I, also contributed to a very good pay day for Mr. Tepper. Mr. Teppers fund lost money the year before that. But then that was before the tax payers were being gang raped. Prior to that it was just rape!
This is truly a shining example of "redistribution of wealth"!
From Phillip Davis:
So we’re going to ignore the 439,000 people who lost their jobs last week and focus on the fact that it’s 6,000 people LESS than the 445,000 people who lost their jobs the week before last. Last week they said it was because of the weather so thank goodness that storm has passed! We’ll also ignore the Challenger Job-Cut Report, which shows 67,611 planned layoffs, up 59% from last month’s 42,090 but hey - that’s NOT 60%! We (my MSM bretheren and I) will focus on the March Monster Employment Index, which came in at 125, up a whopping 1 point from last month and up 6% from last year when things were totally collapsing and the S&P was racing to 666.Yepper, we hired some more service workers and the weather gave us break so the economy is full speed ahead. Which it is of course if you are David Tepper, which of course you are not!
Speaking of Goldman - the company just (9am) lowered their Non-Farm payroll forecast to +200,000 from +275,000 but that’s not bothering the futures. 75,000 census workers will be included in that count, according to GS, and 100,000 will be a rebound from February’s poor weather, so that’s a whopping 25,000 actual jobs added in March if they are right. We don’t get that data until tomorrow, when we are closed,
You also are not a member of the Republican National Committee, oh hell maybe you are:
WASHINGTON - The Republican Nationaland
Committeehas fired a staffer who helped organize a $1,946 visit last month to a sex-themed Hollywood club, and the GOP says it will recoup the money from a donor who also participated.
The most recent financial disclosure report said the RNC spent more than $17,000 for private planes in February and nearly $13,000 for car services. Heye said such services are used only when needed.McKay's memo says the RNC is committed to using donors' funds efficiently and responsibly.and
The conservative group Concerned Women for America said the RNC should disclose more about the episode. Did they really agree to reimburse nearly $2,000 for a bondage-themed night club?" group president Penny Nance asked in a statement. "Why would a staffer believe that this is acceptable, and has this kind of thing been approved in the past?"Ummm, maybe Ms. Nance, because all to many politicians are engaged in speaking one way in front of the camera, but behaving another way with taxpayer dollars at nightclubs and airport bathroom stalls?
So lets see some more, ok!
Much of the most lavish spending by the major political parties is associated with fundraisers, which often target wealthy people. The RNC spent $144,549 for rooms at the Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in 2009. On March 19, 2009, it spent $31,980 for catering by the Breakers Palm Beach in Florida. The RNC paid $18,361 over the past several months to the "Tiny Jewel Box" in Washington for "office supplies," which may have included trinkets or gifts for big donors. It spent $13,622 at Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City.
Hey yo Tea Party People and Right Wing Christians. Are they buying you little ol trinkets for your vote? Nah, they just depend on your blindness, bigotry and ignorance. Seems to be working too doesn't it? Your our of work or working harder for less and bitching about a health care bill that will keep Insurance Companies from raising YOUR rates 39% so they too can eat at the corporate/governmental alliance cafeteria with Lobbyist from Blackwater, whoops I mean "Xe" (we forgot about the name of the Mercenary Organization founded by a right wing Christian who profits off of death for hire with tax payer money). Hmm when was the last time you ate there.Some donors grumbled when Steele spent more than $18,000 to redecorate his office. Steele, a former Maryland lieutenant governor, also has received substantial fees for making speeches, even though the RNC pays him a full-time salary. Steele's supporters say he has brought a refreshing frankness and energy to the party's leadership.
Oh yeah I forgot you were helping children that couldn't get Health care for birth defects because they are "pre-existing conditions." Oh yeah, another oh yeah, how about those death forums the Leather clad Hottie from Alaska warned you were out to get your grandmothers. How is that working out now that the bill has bast. Any "Soylent Green" pleasant death emporiums open up in your neighborhood yet? Hmmmm, I thought not. So what was that all about anyway??????
And of course right wing Christians are all for spending that kind of money to find somebody who will vote against abortion. Even if it does necessitate wining and dining them at a bondage strip club and ignoring the "Health of the little children" that could have been served by some of that money.
After all, all Christian teachings are null and void until all the "abortionists" are burned at the stake as were so called witches whose crimes consisted of learning from the Indians how to use various herbs and spices to cure their families illnesses and make good fried turkey for Thanksgiving. O.K. maybe one or two flung with an Indian. I guess forgiveness or salvation did not apply to them.
No one is safe less they give up one approved party line for the other approved party line!
After all, it won't be us wanting to pay for the children who may live a life of misery with health problems because we voted against health care. It won't be us who will suffer from the back room botch jobs performed on those lower class women by hacks because we can afford to discretely go overseas, take care of our little problem and come home the sainted, unblemished angels we perceive ourselves to be. History anybody?
Besides we can not allow women to make these decisions can we now "Macho man". So lets turn their salvation over to a Catholic Priest if we can find one that isn't glued to a peep hole to the alter boys changing room.
Yes I agree everything written above is totally absurd. It is also totally true. So I am going to have to assume that the truth is absurd and hypocrisy is the preferred state of affairs.
A friend of mine who leans, oh I am guessing, a bit more to the right than I voiced our desire for some voice of clarity to rise up out of the chaos. But that can't happen. Well it can, the problem is that whenever such a voice does arise somebody kills it. Abraham, Martin, John, Bobby, Jesus...........
Ah what the hell, I love chaos and "Waiting for Godot" was one of my favorites.
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