Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Friday, August 31, 2012


The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Mitt Romney claims that his vast experience in business running a corporate raiding company makes him the best choice to run the United States.
In his nomination acceptance speech he had what I consider a telling Freudian slip when he said that he was the best choice to get this company back on track.
He had another when he introduced Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential pick. Introducing him as, “The next President of the United States.”
 Makes me wonder who would be in charge.
I don't know about you but in my working experience the last person I would expect to lead this country out of the dark depression that Bush and the Republican Congress of his time and the present is someone who making things better for the workers (read 99% of Americans) is ever more than a happy accident on the road to maximizing profits for his Stockholders (read rich big business masters.)
I think I'm going to stick with the person who through his words and actions that he wants to make things better for the whole country.
The thing I fear is that unless we give President Obama decisive victories in both the House and Senate and eliminate the unconstitutional Filibuster Rule it will just be more of the life destroying political games that take the place of honorable public service all across The United States in a time when the Citizens United decision could be the law of the land.
Then again as always, I could be full of shit...
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Voter Fraud?

 When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.
Robert A. Heinlein
Time Enough For Love.

It’s hard to keep track of all the crazy schemes that are being passed as laws in states to suppress the vote. All because of the claim that they are fighting voter fraud that has been proven not to exist.
There are all the Voter ID laws that require picture ID that you can only get with documentation that has never been needed before and in many cases will cost money to obtain.
The Texas law will accept a concealed carry gun permit as valid ID but not a student ID from a State college.
The people least likely to have the needed ID in every state passing the laws are the people most likely to vote for Democrats.
Now add the special wrinkles that have been added by many Republican controlled state governments.
First they close offices that would be issuing the required ID’s in urban areas more likely to vote Democratic and keep them open in Republican areas even though they have much lower populations.
Then they started limiting the hours they are open to the times that poor and middle class voters are working and can’t take off to get the ID.
Then you start limiting early voting to fewer days and only during the week in normal working hours. End all weekend voting when working people have the time to vote.
Where you can register to vote or request an absentee ballot on-line discontinue the service. Pennsylvania did this today. You can’t do it now.
Then there is Florida where they are challenging the right of many people to vote because they might not be U.S. citizens. The people checked on the lists so far are U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote but the burden falls on the individual to prove this if they want to vote.
There are lots of court cases pending fighting all this stuff but I don’t hold out much hope for too many victories for the people seeking to expand the number of people able to vote.
I got to thinking the other day. I know that that is usually a bad idea in my case.
What was bugging me was the memory of something from the years of the Bush administration though I don’t remember exactly when. My memory is sort of vague and I’m too lazy to do actual research.
I remember that there was a big push at one time in the Congress to establish a national ID card. If I remember right Sen. John McCain was one of the people advocating the requirement to have every U.S. Citizen issued a Federal ID.
There was a lot of opposition from many sides to this. It just smacked too much of Big Brother and the world described in the book 1984.
Like I say, I got to thinking about this and noticed that as far as I can tell not one Republican has suggested a Federal ID since this big push against nonexistent voter fraud began.
What surer way would there be to eliminate any possibility of voter fraud if everyone had a government ID card from birth just like a Social Security card. The issuing would become automatic and while it does smack of Big Brother and might be bad I’m not sure it would be any different than now with everyone having a Social Security number and having to file taxes every year.
The thing I find curious is that if they really want to make sure that nobody can vote who is not eligible to vote why aren’t they pushing for a Federal ID every chance they get?
Maybe they don’t they want to solve this nonexistent problem?
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Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the before and after pictures of my last surgery on June 8th.



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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

 There is a new show on MSNBC called Up with Chris Hays On Saturday and Sunday mornings. His show at  7 A.M.  Saturday is going to have some kind of big exclusive about a company or organization of some kind trying to sell their plan to destroy the Occupy movement to government officials.
I also read today that some Mayors organization and Homeland Security have been coordinating actions against The Occupy movements in various cities like the simultaneous shutdowns that occurred earlier this week.
There are also stories of New York City cops going undercover into churches asking to use the restrooms and then doing head counts of the Occupy members sleeping in those churches.
I keep thinking back to the Bush administration after the Katrina disaster when Homeland Security was really getting their shit together. I remember at least twice reading press releases in the news about simultaneous arrests of more than 20,000 people with felony warrants out on them all across the country. They were lauding the success of the operations.
I was thinking about the coordination and intelligence gathering required to accomplish this, and the fact that the various police jurisdictions would have to know where these felony suspects were well in advance and just leave them alone until the operation started. I find this troubling.
I never heard any reports about how many convictions resulted from the exercises. That really doesn’t seem to be there point. I call them exercises because they seem to be more of a test of systems to be implemented when Homeland Security decides to arrest any large group that they think is a threat to the system.
As I watch and read the news accounts of what has been happening across the nation with proposed and enacted laws, and the extreme reactions of authorities and certain segments of the media to the Occupy movement I keep thinking about the stories I remember about FEMA camps and all the mass arrest exercises by Homeland Security. I worry, I do.
I believe there is a breaking point coming soon and a lot of people are going to be surprised. Giant corporations and their pet officials and the majority of the 1% really don’t care about the 99% and will find reasons to justify protecting their privileged positions.
The big question is, how many of the 99% will go along with them against their better interests?
Personally, I haven’t got a clue, but I do have hope.
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Monday, May 02, 2011

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Mark Twain

It was a strange week.
I bet you thought so too.

It pretty much started in a predictable way. The Republicans trying to steal pennies from widows and children and the Demarcates wringing their hands and shaking their heads wishing things would work out without all this fuss.

Then it started to get weird.

Everyone was going around making vague statements about where they stood on the Birth-er issue, except Donald Trump and of course Orly Tates. Trump was also continuing to talk about how good his relationship is with the Blacks. It sounded like it should be capitalized every time he said it.
Then President Obama released his Long Form Birth Certificate and screwed up Trumps investigation.
That was OK though because he had become convinced that Obama was a lousy student and thus couldn't have gotten into Ivy League schools on his own. Still waiting to hear where that goes.
I even heard some people wondering why he released the documentation now, that maybe he was trying to take attention away from something else.
It's true that he did announce a reorganization of his National Security team. It didn't get a lot of attention.
I'm hoping that the real reason that Gates is finally being replaced as Secretary of Defense is that Obama is looking to change our involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. But that is probably wishful thinking.

Then they had that White House Corespondents dinner where Obama killed with his I'm an American bit and the way he stuck the knife in and twisted it on Trump and Michelle Bachmann. He also did a pretty good job of making fun of himself. I liked his time a lot better than Seth Meyers. I'm afraid it may come back to bite him though. He committed the unpardonable sin of pointing out how funny people who take themselves more seriously that the rest of the world really are.

Another strange thing that I have been noticing about the Trump running for President show. He works for NBC yet I see him On Letterman all the time on CBS and he spends a lot of time doing interviews with Fox Noise. He did a telephone interview Sunday morning on Fox and Friends crying about being ganged up on by Obama and Seth Meyers.

Then Obama had the bad taste on Sunday night of going on TV and announcing that he had ordered and the Navy Seals had carried out an operation that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden. A mission that Bush and his team never even came close to accomplishing. I did notice that some of the statements issued had Bush prominently mentioned as providing the leadership that Obama followed.

Now this was all pretty strange and unusual but can't compare to what happened to me on Thursday. I checked my mail and I had no bills, no credit card or AARP offers, or any other mail at all. This was the first time that had happened since I came home from the hospital 16 months ago.

Maybe the world is going to end on May 21st.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass


Today was a momentous day.
Today President Obama went to the trouble to release a copy of his Long Form Birth certificate. Which proves not only where he was born but when down to the minute and who witnessed the birth.
I say went to the trouble because this document is not normally released even in photostat form. He had to send his personal Attorney to Hawaii to request a waiver to obtain that photostat.
It was granted because Barrack Obama is President and this constituted a special circumstance.
He then had to take time out of his busy day for a press conference to release the photostat to the public.
He said that this should put the issue to rest and would stop the distractions from the real problems this country faces.
Of course the birth certificate was the sole subject of most of the news shows for the rest of the night.
The last word had Orly Tate on to discuss the end of her crusade against President Obama's U.S. Citizenship. She would only discuss the court hearings she still has pending in her Birth-er fight.
Donald Trump claimed he had forced the issue and it was a great victory for him. He then went back to his new claims that President Obama was a lousy student who should have never gotten into Ivy league schools.

I have been forced to re-evaluate my position on this birth-er issue.
First I have to consider the state of Hawaii, Aside from growing Pineapples their whole economy is based on tourism. Having the first biracial President a native born Hawaiian is a boon to their tourism industry. Not all states can claim that a President (even a bad one) was born there. Added to that is the shiny new Library they will get one day as one more attraction. So the state is motivated to claim him.
Add the fact that it took them so long to produce the additional proof in addition to the normal birth certificate that everyone gets when required.

I'm thinking now that there is something to this birth-er stuff. The state was obviously motivated to claim Barrack Obama as a natural born Hawaiian. Maybe it took this long to find someone who could use Photo Shop that they could trust to keep quite. 
Unlike Donald Trump I have no way to finance crackerjack investigators to dig out the truth so I don't know what I can do.

In the same vane I have started looking at some other theory’s I have scoff at in the past with a new perspective.

First is the retirement of the space shuttles after only thirty years. There are only two missions left and then we will have to buy tickets on the Russian space capsules to go to the space station.
They claim that these craft which have hundreds of thousands of moving parts and were designed and built by the lowest bidders need to be mothballed.
I have it on good authority that the real reason is that the aliens who call the shots are sick of dodging all the junk and staying out of sight of the shuttles which have windows and cameras that could spoil everything they have going for them here. They love to abduct rednecks and send video back home of their reactions when the get anal probes. Not to mention the Art they create in corn fields. Hell they make lots of money on the DVD sales alone.

Another issue I have been reading about is the shutdown of the SETI program. They say it's due to budget cuts and an unproductive program.
Now I have my doubts about this too.
I think that the reason they are stopping it is that the aliens are tired of us listening in on their private conversations and pirating their entertainment broadcasts without paying a nominal download fee.
Plus the signal we send out that says “Hey we are here! What's happening?” interferes with their mind control transmission into our heads much the way a tin foil hat has been proven to. That's also why they started the recycling program for aluminum so they can treat it to be an ineffective shield.

I will have more insights as soon as I can examine all the strange things I see going on around me. 
I just worry that the guys in the black helicopters might come for me first.
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.
Harry S. Truman

Well, I wasn't going to say anything . I made up my mind that it was a stupid non-issue that could only be embraced by the fringe conspiracy loving paranoids. But some things just never seem to go away and in this case it has even grown beyond anyone's expectations.

I'm talking about the mystery of where President Obama was born. Was it Hawaii as he claims, or somewhere else where they, gasp, talk funny and eat weird food?

In the latest New York Times-CBS News poll, 45 percent of adult Republicans said they believe Obama was born in another country, and 22 percent said they don't know. One-third of Republicans said they believe the president is native born.
Ten percent of Democrats said Obama was born overseas, and 9 percent were unsure.

He produced the same birth certificate that everyone else has access to when they have to get a drivers license or any of a few other things. It says he was born in Hawaii oddly enough on his birthday. The Governor says he has seen the original that is on file and I don't know any state that will release that document. They are meant to be kept safe and secure. You know, in case you run for President or something.

People keep claiming that he was born somewhere else. Kenya or maybe even Mars for all I know. I think his birth in Hawaii is a proven fact but I also think, who cares. He's been faithfully carrying out the duties of the President for some time now. Not entirely, I will admit the way I had hoped in 2008, but he sure hasn't sold us out to the terrorists or whatever it is everyone is afraid of. The reason I don't care is pretty simple.

The Constitution says:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

People keep saying that he can't be President because he was born somewhere else and his father was a citizen of Kenya. This confuses me as a basis for their claims. For one thing, What
is a natural born Citizen? Is it a product of natural childbirth? They put that second part of the requirement in because Eight of the first dozen Presidents were born before the Constitution was adopted. Hell, they were British Citizens.

Nobody seems to bring up the thing that settles it for me. I have heard nobody claim that President Obama's mother was anything but a United States Citizen. Now correct me if I'm wrong but in my experience if one of your parents is a U.S. Citizen then you are also a U.S. Citizen. You may also have the right to Citizenship in your other parents native land. Now it may have been clearer if they had said that to be President you had to be born of a U.S. Citizen but, none of the drafters of the Constitution could meet that requirement. Unless he has lied about his age he has met the only requirements as far as I can tell.

In one of their more ridiculous statements The House's top Republicans Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor say they are satisfied that Obama was born in Hawaii. But they have declined to criticize those who state otherwise, and Boehner has said it's not his job to tell Americans what to think.
I've never heard them open their mouths without telling Americans what to think.
Somebody is full of shit but I don't think it's me.

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