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Thursday Open Forum

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 31, 2009

Thursday Open Forum

Happy New Year’s Eve to all.  I am very happy the decade of zeros is over.

The biggest Zero of them all is now on the Faith-Based lecture circut and his torturing side kick in hiding except for the all too frequent sniping.  When are we going to charge these murderers with the crimes they are guilty of and restore justice in America?

I like Ron Paul’s description of Ben Bernanke as “the biggest counterfeiter of all time.”

There is some good news from the Cults of Jesus as reported by OneIowa and a compassionate and thoughtful Minister who disavows the Hate.  It’s worth the read and the Reverend Dick Clark provides some valuable talking points.

A big thanks to the people at Honduras Today who picked up and ran the Happy Hump Day column.  I cannot stress enough to the readership here that we have to bring pressure against our government to do the right thing in Honduras and throughout Mexico, Central America and South America in ending the Drug War.  We are not doing anyone, any place any good.  Stop the insanity.

BACK AT THE CULTS OF JESUS CRAZIES:

From Joe.My.God I linked to this Linda Harvey piece and, as is typical for me, was moved to respond.  This woman spews her flavor of Cults of Jesus hate as Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber do.  My response:

Webmaster:

I find it particularly interesting that within your narrow, petty and hate-filled site there is little to no discussion or comment/reply available to the reading public.

This one fact, more than the hate-mongering, fear mongering and falsehoods expressed, delivers a clear message that your Cults of Jesus, right-wing position is exactly why the Republican Party is nearly dead.

Honest discussion, rational discourse of any sort is impossible with the vile and repugnant hate filled positions espoused within your site.

Were it only possible to license parents. The position of Linda Harvey is exactly the kind of “blame everyone else” and “I have no responsibility to be honest” parenting that brings us the teenage pregnancy epidemic, the STD epidemic in teenagers and reflects the inability of your Cults of Jesus to live within the real world where talking snakes don’t exist.

Human sexuality is a God-given attribute and acceptance of children within a realistic set of values is the way honest parenting functions. I’ve seen too many delightful teenage lives snuffed out as a result of the hate you spew. To hell with putting Christ back in Christmas; it’s about time you put “Christ” back in “Christian.”

Thanks Kevin

A response arrived within an hour of this email to the webmaster.  Ms Linda Harvey herself writes:

Kevin:

There is a comment section on the Contact page–and I personally reply to lots of folks, as you can see.

The reason we don’t have general comments page, where comments are posted, is because of intolerant and vulgar comments that we typically get from verbal “snipers”–and just general insults, like yours. I will nevertheless, give a shot here at dialoging with you. I have a feeling I’ll get back more of the same, because it seems you “already know” everything–but if I am wrong, and I hope I am, we can have a conversation.

You are not speaking the truth here–in fact, you have no idea what you are talking about.

I used to be a liberal and it was a slow road to learning the truth about what Christ really teaches –although it’s all in the Bible, and is quite clear– but I had been too lazy or self-interested to read it. But having been a Christian now for 18 years, it’s much better over here. Better in every way–more rational, more genuine, in relationship with better people (people who actually care about each other rather than friends who are “users,” which is what I now realize so much of liberalism is), and most importantly, a real knowledge of God. There is Christ in Christianity, but if you only get your news and information from the mainstream media, all you will see is a cardboard caricature of the real thing. The real lives real Christians lead–even activists like me–are often really fulfilling and terrific.

I am not here to say everything is perfect, nor are all ( actually, any) Christians perfect, it’s just a whole lot better, and it’s because people want to know Jesus Christ, read and study the Word of Godand approach life thougtfully, rather than the general me-first, pleasure-seeking approach most of the world takes.

And believers try to do what God wants us to do. Yet I have never felt more “free” and more empowered, to use the gifts and talents I do have, which are few, but like everyone, I have some.

I used to be a feminist, but I have been so much more effective since I became a Christian–it’s another of those endless and surprising ironies. And I never though much about homosexuality and paganism and all the issues on our web site, until I became a Christian, but God just opened my eyes to what is happening in our world. And all the better ways people could be using their minds, spirits and bodies. I have seen many wasted lives and again, Christ is in the restoration and rehab business–although it’s far better not to even go there in the first place.

And free speech? I am plenty able and willing to dialogue with people who approach other humans with respect. But so many folks who consider themselves tolerant are actually the first ones to shut off debate by de-humanizing Christians and mis-characterizing our positions, then arguing against their false impressions. It’s a no-win situation. So that is why we have no comment page. I had one for a time on my YouTube page–but then there were men who wrote four letter foul words about me. See? What can a person do who wants to be just heard, respectfully, for those who are willing to listen?

Regardless of your venom, and your mistaken impressions, I hope you have a Happy New Year. Perhaps we can talk again, Kevin.

Your potential friend, Linda Harvey

The reply:

Ms Harvey:

Perhaps you would do well to consider your assumptions of “already knowing” as your “faith” allows you to liberally apply as just one of the many tools to delude yourself and those foolish enough to “believe” in your Cult of Jesus.  Lectures of “intolerance” and “sniping” or taking open commentary personally to the point of “insults” defines clearly the core reasons exactly why your Jihadist position is offensive to the rational thinking human.  Mindless martyrdom is the goal and mob-mentality rules.

In your article you are clearly condemning humans with God-given attributes based on your opinion and yet it is clearly your expectation that no one will present an opposing position.  Worse yet is when you meet any opposition to your opinion you immediately begin screaming that you are victim of intolerance or that the opinion is founded on lies, not knowing the “facts” or illiteracy of the Bible.  I’m absolutely certain that this is a much more comfortable position for you than being Feminist or Liberal because you no longer must use the God-given attribute of intelligence to assume a defensive position by becoming just another put-upon “Christian.”

I raised two wonderful sons as a single parent.  I have two delightful grandchildren.  One of my sons is a Gay man and the other Not-Gay and God, in infinite wisdom, has blessed them both with enough intelligence to avoid the Cults of Jesus like the plague that you are.  I provided them a Christian upbringing, exposed them to Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and Hindu in the course of rearing them as Global Citizens and instilling within them respect for all human life, all life and all paths.  I am proud that my children were fully prepared to face the real world with enough information and secure self-identity to successfully negotiate a life that keeps them both happy, healthy and safe.

The Cults of Jesus with their hate-mongering, fear-mongering and inability to inform and educate themselves beyond a bodged-together collection of parables of doubtful author and translation, that is proof-texted to support the poison spewed liberally, are terrorist and a threat that is clearly identified here and abroad.  I have seen the results of “missionary” work by the Cults of Jesus too often in Central and South America first hand.  I have seen the damage done to indigenous humans with a rich and full culture that the Cults of Jesus effected a complete and total genocide against with zeal that can only be described in terms you will understand as absolutely “Satanic.”  Absolutely no respect of native culture, customs or intelligence and “at gun-point” conversion through fear, hate and ostracism and that in a nutshell is the Cult of Jesus terrorist tactic.

Delude yourself and feel secure within the delusions of the Cult to which you subscribe but do not inflict your ignorance and lack of values upon me, my family, my culture or this great nation that I love and return to regularly.  This Great Nation was founded upon the principal of religious freedom and that includes freedom from religion as much as it includes freedom for you to worship the flying spaghetti monster if that’s what provides your tortured soul comfort.

I stand by my statements that you, your Cults of Jesus and your current political actions are the greatest threat to American life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that has ever festered and grown within the national consciousness.  The infection that your Cults of Jesus represent within America are the foundation of the illness that provided George Bush to America and we, right-thinking and rational humans will not ever again tolerate that kind of bigotry and pure ignorance to assume any leadership.  Your Cults of Jesus and the Bush “faith-based” Presidency brought us the Terrorist problem, depression and we’ll see it through.

The hate, the fear-mongering, the lies from the Religious Right, from the Cults of Jesus are seen, identified and Americans will not tolerate this.  We, Americans, are working on the Tax The Church movement now.  We will push for hate-crimes prosecution against the inflammatory language directed against humans with God-given Attributes of sexuality, just as we fought to end the racism of Dominionism.

I will encourage Kevin Jennings to bring the full weight of the law to bear against the lies perpetrated against him by the Cults of Jesus and will point up your call for his removal as one more name to add to legal action.

Just because you say a thing doesn’t make it true.

As a life-long theologist and honest human I am offended at your position but understand clearly that you are unable to pull yourself into a position of upright human because it feels so much better to spread the hate and hold yourself just a little bit morally superior because of a flawed and false belief system you push in your arrogance as “the only path.”

Open dialogue is always welcome but, based upon your clearly demonstrated inability to adhere to accepted rules of discussion I doubt that would be possible. Don Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements lays out a path for human exchanges that would do you much good in improving your ability to communicate intensely emotional issues and to remove yourself from the discussion. It may help you with your writing as well.

There is also a very thoughtful and thought-provoking site at: http://www.godandwhosearmy.com/ where you may find some answers to exactly what the underlying issues of “belief” create.

I wish you and yours a Happy New Year and pray you find within yourself the ability to remove the hate.

Kevin.

Last week it was the Catholic hate-mongers and this week it’s the Fundamentalist Cults of Jesus crazies…  Go figure.  The reformed feminist from above is so confused that she doesn’t know if there is or if there isn’t a comment section on the website.  Because she is easily offended by “four-letter” words there is no comment on the page but there is if you go to the “contact us” section.  Give me a bucking freak.  Maybe this one will just go away.

Be on your guard.  Do not allow the lies and the fraud of these Fundamentalist Cults of Jesus to hang in the air without challenge and that challenge I will deliver clearly.  God doesn’t make junk (if he/she exists) and who are the Cults of Jesus to decide who is and who isn’t a sinner or what portions of their Bible that they will or won’t pay attention to?  Human sexuality is a God-given attribute (if you are a person of “faith” or “belief”) and who is any man or woman to decide what is right or wrong for someone else?  What day did this creature wake up and become heterosexual?

Do not underestimate the very real and pressing threat that these Cults of Jesus crazies present to the United States political system.  Never forget that George, Dumb as a Box of Rocks Bush and the Torturing Dick Cheney were a “Faith-Based” administration and look at the results upon us now.  This mind-set of “Faith-Based” creatures and cretins are a real and pressing danger to the safety and security of the United States.

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Happy Hump Day

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 30, 2009

Happy Hump Day

Here’s a demonstration of why the Nation is where it is today:

The Michelle Bachmann, Right-Wing Cult of Jesus Crazy and “Con”servative mental midget rambling on about how dangerous the Census is in the USA on the Mormon Clown’s platform.  Go Figure…  Wanna buy some gold?  How’s that advertizing revenue going for you Rupert?

ON TO PRODUCTIVE STUFF:

In an “office discussion” today the topic of Socialism was broached in a fun and sensitive way by a co-worker.

Let’s come to an understanding of what the term means to begin with.  Socialism according to Miriam Webster on-line is:

1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

My vote is for #3 with the Corporate Communists controlling Washington, DC and the Wall Street and Banking greed driving the rape of the US Treasury.

Collectivism is also bandied about in the fear-mongering from the Right-Wing and from the Libertarians and this too is defined by Miriam Webster on line as:

1 : a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution; also : a system marked by such control
2 : emphasis on
collective rather than individual action or identity

And then we have Communism defined as:

1 a : a theory advocating elimination of private property b : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
2 capitalized a : a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics b : a totalitarian system of
government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production c : a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably d : communist systems collectively

Democracy is, according to Miriam Webster:

1 a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections
2 : a political unit that has a democratic government
3 capitalized : the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the United States <from emancipation Republicanism to New Deal Democracy — C. M. Roberts>
4 : the common people especially when constituting the source of political authority
5 : the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges

Oligarchy again as defined by Miriam Webster:

1 : government by the few
2 : a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also : a group exercising such control
3 : an organization under oligarchic control

Marxism is also defined and thrown about in conversation without much of an understanding of the meaning.

1: the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the classstruggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society

Now having a “classless society” sounds like a pretty Democratic idea to me.

Here is a brief, as brief as is possible on this topic of Democracy in America as per Tocqueville.  This video is 50 minutes long so you may want to come back and listen when you have the time.

OK, you’ve all heard my rants about the “Corporate Communists,” the “Oligarchy” and “Socialism” in the United States.  What hasn’t been heard is the clear statement of my libertarian views on individual liberty and the mythology of Democracy today as driven by the United States Government that exists today.

How does one judge the success, failure or practice of Democracy within the United States today?

Starting with the process of democracy that is the foundation, the vote, let’s look at the actual historic Voter turn-out in the United States’ Presidential Elections from 1960 forward:

Presidential Elections are in bold.

Year Voting-age
population
Voter
registration
Voter turnout Turnout of voting-age
population (percent)
2008* 231,229,580 NA 132,618,580* 56.8%
2006 220,600,000 135,889,600 80,588,000 37.1%
2004 221,256,931 174,800,000 122,294,978 55.3
2002 215,473,000 150,990,598 79,830,119 37.0
2000 205,815,000 156,421,311 105,586,274 51.3
1998 200,929,000 141,850,558 73,117,022 36.4
1996 196,511,000 146,211,960 96,456,345 49.1
1994 193,650,000 130,292,822 75,105,860 38.8
1992 189,529,000 133,821,178 104,405,155 55.1
1990 185,812,000 121,105,630 67,859,189 36.5
1988 182,778,000 126,379,628 91,594,693 50.1
1986 178,566,000 118,399,984 64,991,128 36.4
1984 174,466,000 124,150,614 92,652,680 53.1
1982 169,938,000 110,671,225 67,615,576 39.8
1980 164,597,000 113,043,734 86,515,221 52.6
1978 158,373,000 103,291,265 58,917,938 37.2
1976 152,309,190 105,037,986 81,555,789 53.6
1974 146,336,000 96,199,0201 55,943,834 38.2
1972 140,776,000 97,328,541 77,718,554 55.2
1970 124,498,000 82,496,7472 58,014,338 46.6
1968 120,328,186 81,658,180 73,211,875 60.8
1966 116,132,000 76,288,2833 56,188,046 48.4
1964 114,090,000 73,715,818 70,644,592 61.9
1962 112,423,000 65,393,7514 53,141,227 47.3
1960 109,159,000 64,833,0965 68,838,204 63.1

*Source 2008 election results: http://elections.gmu.edu/Turnout_2008G.html.

n.a. = not available. NOTE: Presidential election years are in boldface.
1. Registrations from Iowa not included.
2. Registrations from Iowa and Mo. not included.
3. Registrations from Iowa, Kans., Miss., Mo., Nebr., and Wyo. not included. D.C. did not have independent status.
4. Registrations from Ala., Alaska, D.C., Iowa, Kans., Ky., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.C., N.D., Okla., S.D., Wis., and Wyo. not included.
5. Registrations from Ala., Alaska, D.C., Iowa, Kans., Ky., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.M., N.C., N.D., Okla., S.D., Wis., and Wyo. not included.
Source: Federal Election Commission. Data drawn from Congressional Research Service reports, Election Data Services Inc., and State Election Offices.
With 40% and oftentimes 60% or more of the eligible voters making active choices not to vote in the representation of his/her government do we really have a functioning democracy?

This burning question has driven me from youth to push anyone and everyone I know to do their civic duty and vote in local, State and National elections each and every time the opportunity presents.  Without voting you are handing your government over to the Right-Wing, the Cults of Jesus Crazies and the Oligarchy that would have you as slave.  Bush proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt and he stole the first election and was proudly purchased for the second.  That paid off well for Wall Street and the Bankers that own him.

It’s bad enough that we don’t have one person, one vote for the Presidency of the United States but rather rely on an electorial college with all of the Machiavellian mechanization of that process.  But, to those who absolutely abrogate their right to vote I have no sympathy.  If you don’t like something then vote to change it.  If you haven’t voted then you are the problem not the solution.

To get back on topic here; we are not a fully democratic society.  We accept and hold dear a socialist system of medicine in the Medicare, Medicaid and Veteran’s Administration Hospital systems and these work.  Ask anyone 65 or older about the quality of care that they receive under Medicare, ask those less fortunate within this society how the care is that they’ve received under Medicaid and you’ll hear the life-saving gratitude of this safety-net program.  The Veteran’s Hospital System has faced some real challenges but those have been endemic to the institutional nature of this care and the Military mindset behind it.  Those too are being repaired though.  It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but it is progress.  That the United States is without a Universal Health Care system, entirely dependent upon the “making money off of illness” mindset of greedy Oligarchs is despicable and an American embarrassment.

We have a socialized transportation system started by Dwight Eisenhower without any fears of “Socialist take-over.”  Of course McCarthy thought that Eisenhower was a communist anyway.  Prior to that, FDR and the WPA delivered socialized assistance to horribly suffering citizens because of the “Monied Elite” or “The Money Trust” playing games with the economy, then the same as now, had the nation in depression.  Do we expect President Obama to play this Socialist game of Workforce America in a self-fulfilling prophesy from the Oligarchy that delivered us into this evil time with their obscene greed?

General Motors is now Socialist in the strictest definition and the world hasn’t fallen apart.

We’ve lived with a Socialist Utility System for over a century and the world hasn’t fallen apart.

If one believes the doom-mongers, the greedy Oligarchy that brought us to the brink of destruction and nearly toppled the world Banking system (that may not be a bad thing) then Capitalism is King and they are the privileged few who hold court to the God-Almighty Dollar as Goldman Sachs says: “Doing God’s work.”

Dumb as a Box of Rocks Bush delivered our US Treasury to the Oligarchs in one fell swoop and set us on a course of sure bankruptcy with his lies and war and murdering.  Cheney demonstrated the clear intent of the Oligarchs with his torturing and the American people sat on their over-fed lazy asses watching their savings be stolen, their lives and lively hood pissed away in the sands of the deserts of the Middle East because of “Terrorist Attack” and not one is able to grasp that the biggest terrorists are Wall Street, the Bankers and the Corporate Communists who have purchased the political process in the United States.

The Cults of Jesus are a distraction not worthy of becoming concerned over because they will die of their own hate just as the Republican Party has died from the hate the Cults of Jesus have hijacked it with.

The clear focus is the Corporate Communists, Wall Street and Banking Greed that are now the primary enemy within the United States.  Without regulation, strong regulation, to put these greedy creeps into the box they deserve; without competition and only by understanding prison terms on a personal basis will these Corporate Communists be stopped from ruling the USA.  Look at the conditions in Honduras to see your future unless you wake up and do what has to be done now.

Americans must get informed, make clear decisions, take back the Senate and Congress and get the Oligarchs out of Politics.  The era of Purchased Politics has to die and die quickly if we are to remain free.

Americans have to push campaign reform, the death of Lobbyists, PACs and Corporate Contributions to elected officials.  Let’s go all socialist and ban contributions over $100 to any one political candidate, $1,000 to any party and make the Corporate Communists play by those same rules.  We each pay $1 to be equally divided among all the Senate, Congressional seats and the Presidential campaign and they can either live within the budget or not.  It’s time we have politicians who understand budgets, fiscal responsibility and the demands of the voting public in representation of their interests rather than the Wall Street, Banking, Insurance, Oil, Coal, Energy or Auto interests.

We must end the wars and bring our troops home now.

We must end the Drug War that is a war against the American Citizens and creates anti-American sentiment from Mexico, Columbia, Honduras and all of Central  and South America where we are depriving indigenous humans of the ability to live by poisoning their environment with herbicides and destroying their crops; delivering millions into starvation and refugee status on an insane prohibition.  Our acts have consequences globally and it’s long past time that America becomes a good global citizen.  With what we spend on the failed prohibition of the Drug War and imprisoning persons of color we can provide the Green Energy Solutions to the world and educate all Americans through graduate degrees. There’s real change you can count on.

We must end the insanity of Foreign Aid to Israel that continues to inflame rather than become a good neighbor with cessation of the West Bank Settlements.

Why are we still providing foreign aid to Saudi Arabia or any of the oil producing nations?

Why do we maintain military bases around the world?  Let’s turn these military bases into education centers and green energy industrial parks and get the local populations working to bring themselves into a standard of living that is healthy, safe and sane.  That’s foreign aid that works in the real world.  That’s American know-how and inventiveness in action.

We must invest in the Third World Green Infrastructure as we rebuild our infrastructure to be Green and do it now.

We must provide a real hand-up and once again become the America that is trusted, loved and fully restored to leadership by example.

We must do everything in our power to heal the ecology of this beautiful planet because the reality is that we aren’t going to find anyplace else better to live quickly enough to save our sorry polluting consumerist asses if we don’t.

We have a progressive President who is able to provide leadership, funding and direction to the Greening of America, the restoration of the American Middle Class and whom we must drive to put the hammer down on the Banking Industry, Wall Street and the Corporate Communists by breaking up the “too big to fail” and taxing the obscene profits made from slave labor in Honduras and child labor globally.
We must claw back the multi-million dollar bonuses from Wall Street, Banking and Insurance greed and apply these bonuses raped from the United States Treasury directly to active small business loans throughout the USA and tell the “too big to fail” to go fuck themselves big time.

We have a President who is able to make a difference and we must push, push hard and loudly, to restore the American Middle Class, provide Universal Health Care, Universal education and Universal opportunity to America once again.

Terrorism Tuesday

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 29, 2009

Terrorism Tuesday

David Swanson’s new book, Daybreak, helps define a course of citizen action for restoration of the Democracy the United States Founding Fathers intended.

Fundamental moral questions exist and must be addressed.  The costs of war, the give-away to Wall Street, Bankers and the Insurance Companies and the open rape of Main Street by these corporate communists must be ended now.  “Too Big to Fail” is a lie, a fraud and a mythology that we, the American People, must not tolerate.

Why is America dead last in the industrial western world to provide Universal Health Care to its citizens?

When will our government prosecute George W Bush and Dick Cheney for the high crimes, treason and murder that they are guilty of?

When are we going to see the prosecution of the greedy corporate communists and Wall Street lying frauds who have raped the economy?

Americans, stand up and demand that justice be blind and apply the rule of law to this Murdering President past and to the greedy thieves on Wall Street, in Banking and in Corporate America including the Insurance Companies who actively kill citizens daily.

Why does our government ignore the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

Just a quiet reminder of the intelligence challenged Teabaggers and Right-Wing Cults of Jesus crazies who marched on Washington on 9/12 and the Young Turks did this piece just so I could laugh on my birthday…

See yesterday’s posting for my personal take on this “movement” and the lying Mormon Hate-Monger who instigates it.

And just to demonstrate the Republican Part Selective Memory we have this from the Huffington Post:

To keep the record straight here we have to take Mary Matalin to task.  George W Bush (Dumb as a Box of Rocks) and Dick Cheney (The Torturer) received from President Bill Clinton the largest peacetime expansion of the economy in history, a Federal Budget Surplus of $236 Billion and a stable position within the Global Society.  The intelligence challenged Tax-ass Governor who stole the election, with collusion from Governor Bubba Jeb in Florida, opened his lying mouth and put the US economy into the crapper within 2 months of taking office.  I could care less if dear Mary wants to live in her own little Republican Fantasy world but to spew this garbage as a “Newscaster” is reprehensible, demonstrating the depth of the ignorance within the Republican party.

Just as a reminder of how the Republicans and Faux Nuz work to re-write history to fit their poor ignorant blond brains in this case…  The topic is the Ft Hood shooting

Dana Perino sure sets a high standard on that Stupid Bar that Glenn Beck has established for Faux Nuz with Poppa Murdock.  I wonder how that advertiser thing is working out at Faux Nuz?

As an American I am embarrassed by these mental midgets who are misinformed, at kindest description, by the media machine and Machiavellian mechanization of Rupert Murdock, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin and the Cults of Jesus led Republican Right Wing.

Where were these idiots when George W Bush and Dick Cheney were raping the constitution, murdering our youth and civilians in Iraq?

Where have these idiots been while the rich get richer from Republican hand-outs?

Where are these idiots on the real issues that confront Americans today?

WHAT THE REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE IN THE USA:

The reality of Honduras is addressed to the best of my ability at this moment in Sunday’s post.  Honduras is where the American Corporate Communists have moved to enjoy the profits from slavery that the US supported oligarchy promotes.

From blog research on Honduras.

http://quotha.net/node/615#comment-828

Rodolfo Pastor De Maria y Campos speaks at Georgetown.

Pay attention America.  With the Bush-appointed Hugo Llorens at the helm, the open murder of LGBT humans, the tyrannical repression of the Honduran people is a direct result of the United States Military and Foreign Aid to the Oligarchy of Honduras that is at the root of all this folks.  This is a prime example of what the intention of the Religious Right’s repression, the Republican Right-wing’s sense of privilege is and the Corporate Communists desire for slavery for us here within the United States and they are damned close to it.

The Honduran people have withstood the Military oppression, the painful 25 year long struggle to obtain representation and it is no small wonder that anti-American sentiments run deep with American support of the oppression, funding for the military that represses them and propping of of the corrupt oligarchy that treats them as slaves, keeping the population intentionally uneducated and under their iron fist.  It sounds like the Catholic Cult of Jesus Imperial Representative Hugo Llorens is in full support of these actions.

The Church in Honduras has this to say.

THE AMERICAN OLIGARCHY

In news breaking from the Miami Herald the FED’s probe of Banker Allen Stanford’s ties to the US Congress are just getting interesting.  I’m sure that Mr Stanford’s position as the Caribbean Connection and his isolation from the real thieves on Wall Street and Main Street Bankers will make him a safe scape-goat for this administration to take action against.  He will effectively be the sacrificial lamb of the Banking industry.  It’s going to take more than this to stop the American people from demanding justice as these thieves have raped us all.


JUST JUMP ON THIS KIDS.

These are our “best and brightest” working their way through Faux Nuz.

Watch closely at this kind of racial hate-mongering from Faux Nuz and the Religious-Right-Wing-Nuts.  Watch below and understand.

“Need I say more?”

FROM THE FORMER EVIL EMPIRE:

We’ll take California and Florida, the Fundies, Republican and all politicians can have the north east leaving the rest of us alone.

Maybe Mr Flaming Pants will visit Tax-ass next.

Monday Media Madness

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 28, 2009

Monday Media Madness:

This is a graphic example of the lies and frauds spewed by the Republican Propaganda Machine of Faux Nuz:

With the resurgence of McCarthyism driven by the Rabid Rupert Murdock, The lies of Beck, Limbaugh, Palin, Bachmann and the Cult of Jesus take-over of the Republican party, America is in a world of hurt.  The victories have been there though:

We all must remain vigilant to these kinds of McCarthyistic lies, fear-mongering, Hate-mongering and bandwagon propaganda machines that drive the intelligence challenged to acts like the assassination of Dr. Tillman, The Oklahoma City Bombing, Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr murders and calls for death sentences for LGBT citizens in Uganda and Rwanda which are presented through Faux Nuz and brought into the National Consciousness by the Cults of Jesus crazies from the C-Street House and throughout the Republican Party where they’ve found an all too comfortable home.

Hate and Fear are not American Values and they are most definitely not part of the American Family Values that I’ve lived within for 55 years and supplied to my family.  The rabid Right-Wing Cults of Jesus from Saddleback Church’s Rick Warren to Westborough Baptist’s Fred Phelps to Maggie Gallagher’s Catholic Cults of Jesus NOM’s open Bigotry through Ballot have defined the decade of Hate ushered in by the Faith-Based Alcoholic Baby Boy Bush and his Torturing Terrorist Cheney.

At the risk of death threats and all the accompanying sweetness and joy that is the benchmark of the Right-Wing Conservative movement delivered by the Cults of Jesus and Dominionists, Evangelicals or the Tea Baggers to my mail I confess to being a “subversive republican” for decades now in an active effort to help direct the Republican positions toward a more centrist position.  I’ve surrendered the post to the Cults of Jesus because I’m unable to effectively communicate with the ignorance of “faith-based” positions that have no foundation in reality.  Baby Boy Bush demonstrated that one is unable to compete with talking snakes and lies about weapons of mass destruction.

I will register as Democrat and continue my personal mission of helping to restore the United States to a position of Integrity, Honesty and Global Leadership by example into the future.  It is clear to me that the Republican Party is now the party of crazy and lies and I will not be a part of that.

The last straw for me is the inclusion of the John Birch Society the exclusion of the GOProud group from CPAC to define how completely ignorant this Right-Wing Conservative, Cult of Jesus take-over of the Republican Party is and especially with the open-arms invitation to the Teabaggers to join in the hate-fest.  Denial of Free Speech and the tactics of this movement more closely resemble the Brown Shirts of the Nazi youth corps than anything within my American Conscious.

The Cult of Jesus infection and the illness driven by this into the core of the Republican party has brought the GOP to its rightful position.  Dead, but not buried and stinking up the halls of Congress, the Senate and every State House nationwide.

This Right-Wing Conservative Cult of Jesus Evangelical to Dominionist movement that has consumed the Republican Party is the largest Terrorist Threat to the United States of America and is clearly the most Un-American of anything coming into existence since John Wilkes Boothe and the Succession of the Southern States.  The reality is that this movement drove the largest transfer of wealth to the Elite and Corporate Communists in history with the blessing of their Dumb as a Box of Rocks Baby Boy Bush and the Torturing Cheney.  The Republican Party deserves to be drummed out of existence for this one treasonous act alone.  Add to this the lies of their Poster- Child for the Intelligence Challenged open lies and fraud over the War in Iraq, the failed Coup De Ta in Venezuela, the testing ground of Honduras for Corporate Communist rule and the clear intent of the Republican Party is the absolute destruction of the United States of America.

To those Independent and War Mongers out there I clearly state: “One poor demented flaming-pants Nigerian flying out of Yemen does not an Al Qaeda cell make.  Are we Americans expected now to strip prior to flying?  Perhaps the Nanny-State and the Corporate Communists will provide us all with white robes like the Mormons so we may soar closer to your God?

Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Those that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty or Safety.”

My biggest disappointment with President Barack Obama is that he has left in place the Republican’s and Baby Boy Bush’s appointments and pandered to the Wall Street and Banking gangs as begun by the idiot Bush.  I hope and pray that President Barack Obama will discover his spine and make the much-needed corrections to his cabinet, his advisory staff and within the FED, the OCC and National Security Council that may save his Presidency from being a one-term, flash in the pan, piece of iron pyrite fool’s gold.

President Obama, you were elected by the people and the people on Main Street are your source of real power.  We are suffering now at the hands of the Corporate Communists and we beg for your support and leadership in actively restoring America to her position of Global Leadership by standing up to the greed, the corruption, the fraud and lies.  Bring George W Bush to justice with criminal charges against him and Dick Cheney.  Bring the criminal charges against the Corporate Communists who drove this economy to the brink of collapse and replace Bernanke with Elizabeth Warren.

I will continue to call for the criminal prosecution of George W Bush and Dick Cheney for the murders they’ve perpetrated, for the active treason they perpetrated and will drive this with every ounce of my being.

I will continue to push for Taxation of the Church, any and every Church.  Once these religious organizations entered into politics they have lost their privilege to tax-exemptions and require recognition as the corporations they are. Separation of Church and State is a founding principal of the United States of America and the mythology of the Cults of Jesus that America is a “Christian” nation fuels only flames of bigotry and hate as they promote.  These are not victims by any stretch of the imagination.  These are vile, contemptible hate-mongers who are unable to deliver the acceptance and love that their Jesus died for.  Perhaps if the Cults of Jesus learn to put the “Christ” back in Christian they would stand a chance of being a valid source of inspiration and direction but the monopolization of money has corrupted them beyond salvation.  The Church is Big Business and deserves Corporate Taxation.  Freedom from religion is as much a right as freedom to practice the religion of your choice.

I will continue to push for Taxation of the Corporate Communists, Wall Street and Banking profits and to actively work for restoration of the Glass-Steagall Laws to contain these vile and repugnant creatures and restore the American Middle Class.  Too big to fail must die and rapidly if we are to maintain our freedom.

I will loudly and clearly call for the restoration of taxation on the wealthy elite, the top 1% who have just enjoyed the decade of giving direct from the US Treasury that created more billionaires than there are nations on the face of this Earth at the expense of every United States Citizen.

America must lead by example and unless and until we are able to care for our citizens in need we are in no position to continue to be the Global Policeman or the Global Big-Brother always there with a hand-out.  America must care for herself, her citizens and the welfare of this Nation as primary and then look beyond our borders.

David Swanson in a reply to Frank Schaffer’s blog at Brad Blog is exactly right when he admonishes us all to hold the Congress and all elected officials accountable.  Mr Swanson writes:

“The distractions that concern me are those that distract us from our job of pressuring the House of Representatives to block war funding, block Wall Street bailouts, and hold elected officials accountable. Has anyone noticed that none of the dozens of subpoenas issued in the last Congress against criminal members of the Bush administration have been reissued since the Justice Department fell under the tight supervision of the “great, good, and uniquely qualified man”? Of course not. We’re too busy reading about that man himself and his personal travails as a superhuman personification of American goodness.”

“Not since the days of the rise of fascism in Europe, the Second World War and the Depression has any President faced more adversity. Not since the Civil War has any President led a more bitterly divided country. Not since the introduction of racial integration has any President faced a more consistently short-sighted and willfully ignorant opposition – from both the Right and Left”

“Really? Those who think promises to reform NAFTA, support the Employee Free Choice Act, withdraw troops from Iraq, enforce the rule of law, halt the practice of rewriting laws with signing statements or creating them with executive orders, cease abusing “state secrets” privileges, create more not less transparency, broadcast meetings online, stop funding wars outside the standard budget, protect the rights of prisoners, promote the creation of a public healthcare option, comply with international treaties and laws, and apply the law equally to all should be upheld are willfully ignorant in roughly the same way as those who believe the President was born in Africa and wants to create communism, and who threaten his assassination?”

Mr Swanson continues this thoughtful and direct discussion that is well worth the read at Brad Blog. In the course of reading the discussion of this piece Mr Swanson provides this link to his davidswanson.org/node/2366 where a “manifesto” of Citizen behavior, acts and understandings are clearly spelled out.  Thank you David for the courage, wisdom and strength of character to present this to a much manipulated public often unaware of how to effect change.

Sad Sunday

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 27, 2009

Sad Sunday

http://www.hondurasresists.blogspot.com/

The News coming from Honduras concerning the violations of human rights up to and inclusive of murders of the opposition and humans reporting human rights violations have escalated and yet remain largely ignored by mainstream media.

I am perhaps as guilty as others in that I’ve only briefly reported the death of Walter Trochez, 25-year-old activist for LGBT rights and human rights in this blog.  The United States position on the events in Honduras present a confusing and conflicted facade as demonstrated with the US ambassador to Honduras, Hugo Llorens, who perhaps requires replacement with an American who understands democracy and not US inspired Central American Politics as usual.

You can imagine my horror with this condition in Honduras as the waste of human lives continues, apparently escalating as we sit idly by.  I do not look to Hitlary Clinton or the Obama Administration for help in resolving these kinds of civil rights issues within Honduras because they’ve already secured the rights to continued US Military presence within the country from the Pepe Lobo administration coming into office.  The US foreign Aid is flowing into the hands of the Elite and the Military in business as usual.

Much like the Bush administration, having the military locked in is the sole concern of this administration driving the Industrial-Military complex here in the USA too.  The US involvement in Honduran day-to-day life is propping up the oligarchy, exploiting the cheap labor and avoiding any tax liabilities within the US by operating virtually tax-free in Honduras without any social consciousness or sense of responsibility.

The United States difficulty with Micheletti as interim President and the reason for painting this as a “Coup” rather than a Congressional and Honduran Supreme Court approved action removing Zelaya (who was working to tear apart the Honduran Constitution) is because Micheletti threatened to bounce the US Military out of the country.  The pros and cons of Constitutional reconstruction are heavily opposed by the 12 or 15 ruling families of Honduras and the the last thing the international corporate community exploiting the Honduran people for cheap labor wants is to spoil their sweet deal for slaves with the oligarchy.

Zelaya was no prince by any stretch of the imagination and I admit a vast ignorance of the active politics behind the Congressional Approved removal from office. I do understand that this action was taken because Zelaya was working to gut the Honduran Constitution to put himself into a position, like his hero Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Like Chavez, Zelaya took his run against the Honduran Constitution to the “common people” with encouragement for them to push against the Congress upholding the Constitution.

This “direct to the people” position from Zelaya put the Haves in opposition to the Have-nots and the Have’s understood they didn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell.  The ruling class, the oligarchy has not missed Hugo Chavez’s take over of the Venezuelan Banks, the manufacturing and the oil and this, more than any other factor, was Zelaya’s downfall in making the populist move toward a more democratic society.

The election of Pepe Lobo represents a return to Zelaya’s style of governance and political ideology too although Pepe Lobo is solidly one of the Haves. Lobo’s endorsement is because the Haves control him.  The fear was that Zelaya would, as Chevez has done, turn against the Haves at the first opportunity.  Pepe Lobo may make some concessions to the people that cost the American Corporate Communists taxes to help support education, medical care and development of infrastructure but the Haves are sure they are safe from any Constitutional re-alignments that would reduce their absolute tyranny of the people.

Pepe Lobo doesn’t present that threat. With my limited knowledge of Michelitti as a staunch supporter (Member) of the oligarchy (he was the telephone company in Honduras and is a child of privilege) and a twice loosing presidential candidate, I am not in possession of enough knowledge to form an opinion based in fact on his ability as interim President to be the foundation of this murder and mayhem in the country that is reality now. He did maintain a conservative and democratic position while Congressional President. Is he the foundation for the current wave of political assassinations?

I just don’t have any good answers and the information coming out of Honduras doesn’t clearly support that position of Micheletti as the master of massacre.

Micheletti’s nephew was abducted and murdered in October, 2009 and this may form a foundation for the actions but there is no clear link or smoking gun to support this. Has Micheletti moved to a right-wing, ultra-conservative position from his centrist to populist position while in the Honduran Congress? I find that hard to believe. His record is one of a liberal Catholic without prejudice for the LGBT community or academics.

The best supposition from within Honduras that is put forward is these civil rights violations and the suppression of dissent are Zelaya manipulated or from the Pepe Lobo regime poised to take office and all remain unfounded or substantiated in any way.  It is well within reasonable expectation that the monied elite are able to act in this oppressive, tyrannical and dictatorial way but the oligarchy has, in the past, been much more subtle about taking their wrath out against the people.  They understand clearly how easily outnumbered they are and the military support of this government is tenuous at best.

My personal opinion on the foundation for the current wave of murders and attempts to suppress opposition to Micheletti or Pepe Lobo lean toward the Machiavellian history of Hugo Chavez and his desires for Honduran instability to paint this well-recognized US protectorate as a less than stable or credible voice within Central America and to feed his growing desire for flexing Venezuelan military might into Honduras. The acts of human rights violations are stunningly similar to the actions Hugo Chavez took against members of SUMATA opposition within Venezuela and against the liberal academic community as he rose to power. For Hugo Chavez to be central in these actions makes great sense to me considering the desires he’s expressed in building a strong Central American Alliance with a justified anti-American attitude.  Chavez and Zelaya were in bed together and I can easily see Zelaya’s private thugs doing this kind of human rights murder and mayhem to damage the Oligarchy by  pushing his agenda.  Doing these things to paint opposition (Micheletti) as an oppressive regime falls well within the Chavez/Zelaya history and undermines support for Pepe Lobo prior to his coming into office.  The pinpoint accuracy of the opposition members being murdered points to knowledge of kind that only Zelaya would hold as the man who encouraged the resistance.  Offering up his conspirators to sacrifice to inflame the people of Honduras is well within his character.

Hugo Chavez also has an axe to grind with the US Ambassador in Honduras.  Mr. Hugo Llorens figures centrally in the attempted coup de ta of Chavez in 2002 under the Dumb as a Box of Rocks Bush Administration and his presence as the American Banking representative on the ground in Honduras is inflammatory at best.  Mr Hugo Llorens is a Cuban who would best serve the USA from a post in Havana  rather than being the man who wields the US Military and Foreign Aid over the Honduran Oligarchy.  His personal agenda and that of the Obama Administration comes under question in the actions and the reporting from Honduras.

I love Honduras and the people are among the happiest, healthiest and most well centered humans I’ve met in Central America and I am at a loss over what else to do.  Getting the news out about the dire straights this struggling nation’s people now find themselves is paramount to their success in obtaining basic human rights.  The Honduran people have launched themselves on the path of wresting absolute control from the monied elite and Americans should support them in their desires for democracy.

I’m looking for answers and doing my letter-writing and reporting best to provide enlightenment and call for a return to sanity but the reality is that we are not sane in the USA in this same struggle and why should anything different be expected elsewhere? The USS Honduras has been subjugated by American Corporate Communists and often what happens within Honduras is a testing ground for what’s planned in the USA.

I encourage any and all to become active and informed on this topic and to help us put pressure upon the Honduran Government to end the human rights violations and for the United States to withdraw from Honduras.  We are not “supporters of Democracy” within Honduras and never have been.  We’ve used, abused and raped the country for our Corporate Greed and as a power base within the country, Central America and South America to stage our illegal wars and the drug war.  Stop the madness.

AT HOME USA

The Velvet Revolution has begun an action to stop domestic terrorism.  Please go, sign-up, sign-on and let’s bring some pressure to bear against these misinforming misanthropes.

And this from Dan Savage that’s wonderful:


The Big Lie

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 26, 2009

The Big Lie

“Looking to the future” to avoid the active prosecution of Bush and Cheney is the foundation of the great and overwhelming dissatisfaction and distrust of the gang of thieves within the beltway and extending to the governing bodies of every State.  As long as we ignore history and the reality of the high crimes and treason committed against the American People by lawless power-mongers in office we are doomed to repeat these egregious errors in actions.

The History is clear and some propose that, given the time elapsed and the subsiquent reality within the USA that far more nefarious actions are the foundation for the real human tragidies that have fallen upon the United States in Terrorist Attacks on 9/11, War in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Wars against the population of the United States both in the form of the Drug War and the current economic war that has just paid off in the largest transfer of wealth in history to the monied elite all under the guise of “saving the system.”

What has “the system” done for you?

Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?

Clinton left office with a surplus in the budget and Baby boy Bush with his Butt-Buddy Cheney spent it all and drove us $1.2 trillion into debt with wars, violation of the constitution and complete economic collapse with a hand out to the wealthy elite as our reward.

All the politicians in Washington, DC have treated the 1983 prepayment of Baby-Boomer’s Social Security to insure their benefits as a slush fund to feed their greed upon and create a government that is the largest employer in the United States.

Bush took (and I mean literally stole) the office of President and in one ignorant statement brought the largest peace-time expansion of this economy in history to a screeching halt.  For that reason alone it begins to make sense that a “Faith-based, right-wing, war mongering, child of privilege” would comport himself as America’s Worst President.

The Contents of Building 7 included the documentation from the Enron “investigation,” in the SEC offices, the DOD, FBI, CIA, IRS all held offices there and was the most secure building in the complex.  Could this really be, as Hitler did, a government destruction specifically to alter the world view and galvanize the American people into acceptance of the unconstitutional actions that have followed?

Americans will never know the truth of the 9/11/01 disaster any more than we will ever know the truth of John F Kennedy’s assassination and given the known history of the Bush / Cheney “Faith-Based” administration I wouldn’t put it past them to be involved in the collapse of this building 7 that had no damage from a plane crashing into it and only sustained damage from debris.

I’m not a subscriber to “conspiracy theories” as a general rule but looking at the history of Dumb as a Box of Rocks Bush with his Butt-Buddy the Torturing Dick Cheney and their cabinet it is easy to grasp how this petty, mean-spirited child of privilege could easily perpetrate these crimes against the United States of America, her people and this government.

Where are the criminal charges against Bush & Cheney for their actions of treason and murder while in office?  Where is the public outcry for justice in light of the evidence presented?

How, in America, can any one person demonstrate an absolute contempt of the Constitution of the United States of America and it’s laws and maintain an office?

The system is broken.  Restore America, restore freedom, liberty and justice for all.

We have real problems in Washington, DC that are a direct result of the purchasing of politicians and the Corporate Communists interests being placed superior to the Citizens of the United States of America.  The American Citizens must, absolutely must, retake this political system and end the corruption and purchasing of power on Capital (I know the difference) Hill.

Mainstream Media have blacked out this important news for all Americans.

How can we make this better?

Where is the media push to drive this effort to bring to justice the biggest criminal who ever set foot into the American Political Arena?

Why are Americans living in fear?

Our government is hijacked by the special interests, the corporate communists from Wall Street, Banking, Drug Companies, the Insurance Industry and Auto Industry and we’ve allowed this to happen by pandering to the lowest common denominators of the ignorance of the Religious Right, the Right-Wing Conservative and the “Faith Based” that define the actions of George W Bush and are the single greatest threat to our national security going into the future.

We, the people, must take action by removing the foundation of the fraud by paying attention to how we vote, who we vote for and what the agenda is for this once great nation.  We must get the Corporate Communists out of our Government and move this once great nation back to a secure democracy with liberty and justice for all.

We, the people, must stand up and demand that no human in this great nation is above the law.

The American People are withstanding the greatest depression that has ever stricken this nation and it’s not getting better with the thieves and liars responsible for it still maintaining power.

Look around you at the media’s failure to accurately and impartially report the activities of our “leadership.”  Look at the reality of the largest transfer of wealth in history being perpetrated as a crime against the American Citizens and the endorsement of this as “Bernanke – Man of the Year” when this slimy bastard’s failure in oversight and the Clinton removal of Glass-Steagall are the foundation of free-for-all (except the middle class who pay dearly) that opened the Twenty-first Century.

America is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave.  America is sold out to the wealthy elite with the demonstrations abounding around all of us and the perpetrator of this crime living a life of luxury at our expense.

We, the People, must demand justice on this topic and the rapid injection of transparency into the United States Government’s processes of elections, campaign reform and lobbying removal from the equation of democratic governance in America.

I encourage each and every American to make the demand that George W Bush, Dick Cheney and the cabinet of the prior administration face the full and complete indictments against them.

Unless and until we the people rise up and demand that this government enforce the law that suppresses us with the same fervor that is leveled against the middle class and economically challenged we are not a free and equal nation.

As a footnote here to my personal history, I have learned that the FBI now holds a file with my name upon it.  I applied for temporary work with the Census Bureau and after having clearance onto military bases across the USA in my former job I’m now on the FBI list and unemployable by the government.  I’m doing the research to determine exactly what’s contained in this file but as in all things with the Government as it exists today these things take time.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.

We all know that Sarah Palin, Joe Lieberman, Joe Wilson and all the Republicans in the Senate and Congress woke up to “clean coal” filled stockings this morning.  Although they’ve all gotten their Pharma, Wall Street and Banking pay-offs early this season.  Some things are inevitable to end painfully in 2010.

In a “we hope you don’t notice” move; Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac are handed an ATM from the Government that’s tied to the Treasury just so Congressional approval won’t be required.  One more BOHICA moment for the US Taxpayers while the mortgage meltdown continues and foreclosures mount.  This move will let Bernanke keep even more secrets from the Taxpaying Public.

It kind of makes one wonder if all the “toxic assets” are centered in Washington, DC on Capital Hill…

For those of us in the reality-based world:  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very prosperous and Happy New Year to you and your families.

A LITTLE POETIC DIDDY

The Senate, at 7:00 they voted for health care reform.

Debates all concluded from the corrupt and the re-born.

Sixty to thirty-nine The Republicans will all whine,

“Not one vote from us or nary a plan save abortion to ban”

“It’s not bipartisan.  Doesn’t Bohner have a great tan?”

“Doing what’s right is not our kind of fight.”

“No GOP votes on this, ahem, reform plan.”

“In 2010 we’ll be back again, on the attack again,” Republicans say.

“Our history don’t count, torture no doubt is the American way.”

The lies, the obstruction and bail-outs with bonuses galore.

Demonstrate it’s not democracy; the politicians are just whores.

“Two Wars, to Wars” Republicans shout, “Bail-outs with fat bonuses of that there’s no doubt.”

Wall Street and Banking and Auto and Insurance hand-outs.

“The deficit don’t matter” says Cheney the torturer,

“Bernanke prints more and we’ve squandered Social Security

We’ll just check The Republican purity.”

Elite and Corporate Communists are the ones who own us, to China, Americans, this Republican party has sold us.

The Treasury, to the rich, is thrown open wide.

The largest transfer of wealth in history the Republicans can’t hide.

The Middle Class destroyed, thrown under the bus, for greed and corruption, you don’t have to tell us.

Main Street is in pain but there’s more money to gain.

Let’s bundle and sell it then bet they won’t get it.

We’ll foreclose on their houses and we have no shame.

On Wall Street and in Banking that’s the name of the game.

Contribute more to pay to me to say, that’s the American Corporate voting way.

Buy my election and from my vote there’s no defection.

Mom and Pop are broke, Johnny and Jane off fighting the wars.

We’ll keep them all sick so they can’t break down the doors.

So Goldman Sachs, AIG, Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac can be safe from attack.

Rack up those profits from fraud and deceit,

Steal homes, destroy jobs that’s easy and neat.

Don’t loan money, buy derivitives and hedge,

It’s profits and bonuses the stockholders to dredge.

Sell those votes, beef up the coffers oh-so-sweet.

Our memories are long and we know this song.

Taxpayers are voters and we know the power.

America is sure, Cleaning house is the cure, 2010 is the hour.

Congress and Senate where ever we can get it.

The incumbents are gone, new blood will be won.

The Republican Decade of Bush is now past.

Obama and Democracy will triumph at last.

On Librals, On Progressive, we are never going regressive.

Teabaggers, Conservatives and the Religious Right,

Bush gave us depression and you will discover our might.

We’re down but not out and not ones to shout.

So quietly, respectfully we’ll vote the corrupt bastards out.

Obama’s our man who does have a plan.

America is much more than the corporate man.

To all that are struggling and fighting and hungry,

We all have been victims of Republican skulduggery.

Bush is no more,  soon we’ll be free of all the whores.

Keep your eye on the prize.

They have yet to realize,

We are the power and the force and the grace,

That will restore America to her rightful place.

I pray you each have a prosperous New Year and in this time of great need across America and around the world we are able to bring our collective force to bear on the restoration of liberty and Justice for all people.

From my Family to yours we wish you the best in the New Year.





Thursday Updates

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 24, 2009

Thursday Updates

We love Rachel Maddow who has tirelessly bird-dogged this issue and continues to present the reality of the Cults of Jesus at Saddleback Church’s Rick Warren’s, the C-Street Family’s and Homophobe Cohen’s meddling in the internal affairs of Uganda and Rwanda to build their “purpose driven” country.  This issue is a great demonstration of why separation of Church and State is imperative to maintaining freedom, liberty and justice for all.

This from Faux Nuz:

The death of journalism is very apparent from this piece and the bias is open, clear and unmistakable.

And from the Cults of Jesus comes this piece that has no resemblance to reality

Maybe Tony Perkins and the bigots at the Family Research Council should get their information from someplace other than the Republican Party or Teabagging Wingnuts.  Tony, dahlink, look at the reality of your “faith-based” dumb as a Box of Rocks Bush and the torturing Cheney.  Baby boy Bush took a government surplus of $263 Billion and spent us into $485 Billion dollar hole.  Let’s add to it the illegal wars the lies about Iraq, the torture of prisoners, the give away of the Treasury to Wall Street and Banking interests and the farce of “no student left behind” and the Bush deficit balloons to over $1 Trillion.  Seems Ms Tony doesn’t have a clue as to what reality is.

LET’S LOOK AT THE RECORD:

Here’s today’s Huffington Post take on the deficit blather coming from congress.

Following the actions of President Barack H Obama in his first year of his term I am only mildly dissatisfied with the performance.  Considering what this man was confronted with upon taking office from Dumb as a Box of Rocks Bush and the torturing Cheney it is a minor miracle that we are still standing.  I do understand the style of governance that President Obama practices and the politics behind it and I have hope that sometime within 2010 we will see the President appear as the strong leader that we all know he is able to be and that the United States Citizens deserve.

Joe.My.God has a great scorecard posted on President Obama’s first year that is cross posted from Politifact

Is it any wonder that the GOP is dying?  The GOP (remember you can’t have “conservative” without a “Con”) accepts, without objection, the assertion from the Teabaggers that President Obama is Muslim.  We do have religious freedom in this nation?  Even if President Barack H Obama is Muslim he is duly elected to the white house and these racist bigots will have to get over it or die pissed off.

Let’s just look at the reality of what is actually broken in our political system.

And from the Huffington Post the peccadillos of the political wing.  Also their list of The Religious Decade makes for an interesting read.

As for what is really one to watch and get active with is the issue of Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac and Rahm Emmanuel’s involvement in this scam with a backdoor slush fund to continue to prop up the TARP program pouring Trillions into the pockets of the elite.

This from our reader Richard from bondwooly.com is worthy of publication:

Thanks Richard and keep up the great work.

Hump Day Humor

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 23, 2009

Hump Day Humor:

When the news of the Catholic Church back-pedalling on pulling out of providing the minimal services that they do offer in Washington, DC because of the equal rights granted to same-sex couples I was not surprized.  I did, however, speak out to the communications director of the Washington dioces of the church who was blabbering on about nothing.  I’ve cut and pasted this below:

Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 4:36 PM
To: Gibbs, Susan
Subject: The Catholic Church and the delivery of “Charity” in
Washington, DC

Dear Ms Gibbs:

Given the open hate-mongering and bigotry of the Catholic Church, your
recent history of physical and sexual abuse and the cover-ups of said in
Ireland, the United States and your religion’s open hate-mongering in
Uganda and Rwanda I find the current back-pedaling to be as offensive as
your lies in general concerning the LGBT community.

Take your bigoted and corrupt church and go away.  I would like nothing
better than Washington, DC pulling any and all support from your
“services” which include indoctrination classes always accompanying them
and just go back to Rome.

LGBT Civil rights are a “national issue” and your Cult of Jesus is just
one of many hate-mongering, lying resources of bigotry based in
unfounded fear.  We of the LGBT community recognize our lives as
God-Given attributes and will no longer tolerate the hate.  What is it
that the Pope and the Catholic Church, Cults of Jesus in general, fear
from love between two humans?

Sell the Vatican and feed the world.

Kevin

A response came today from Ms Gibbs who writes:

“I understand you do not agree with the Church’s teachings on human
sexuality. What is important is we have respect for each other and try
to understand the different perspectives. I am sorry you didn’t choose
that route.”

I know I should just let this die here but I have to respond.  I’ve sent this back to Ms. Susan Gibbs.

Dear Ms Gibbs:

You are exactly right Ms Gibbs. It is important to have respect and I submit that the Catholic Church has none for anyone but the treasurer of the Church and the fool that tithes to support your bigotry. That is the clear position of the Catholic Cult of Jesus that reinforces the threats made to deny services in Washington, DC and in your Cult’s funding of anti-equality measures in California, Maine, Washington State and continued meddling in United States Politics.

Globally the endorsement of the “kill the Gays” legislation in Uganda & Rwanda speaks volumes of Catholic Charity and intentions toward the God-given attributes of human sexuality. From a resource with all those men in dresses and virgins “married” to Jesus we, reality-based humans, are not highly motivated to trust your “teachings.”

How is the Church respectful in threatening to stop providing services to the homeless and needy based solely on a Civil Rights issue?

The openly Gay members of the Washington, DC city council have been great supporters of the Catholic Charities as are many of LGBT community and your demonstration of “respect” is to threaten to remove services from the needy in the city. Not very Christ-like now is it?

I submit, respectfully, that the diocese of Washington, DC return to ministry and get out of politics because this kind of lobbyist act is disgusting, revolting and a true demonstration of the flavor of Christianity promoted by the Pope.

How is the Church respectful in “God hates the sin but loves the sinner?”

Are you sure that God made a mistake when God created LGBT humans?

Perhaps it is your position that “Hate” is so much a part of your normal vocabulary that is so off-putting to the educated and well-informed. Where is love they neighbor as one loves thyself?

How is the sanctity of “marriage” at all threatened by being the union of two consenting adults who love each other?

How are you representing your faith in your actions of refusal to accept responsibility for the genocide, molestation and open hate-mongering promoted by your Pope’s erroneous positions on human sexuality?

How many LGBT youth will have to commit suicide before the Cults of Jesus come to the understanding that God made us equal to all men and your bigotry toward everyone’s brothers, sisters, family and friends is clearly seen?

There is no doubt of the atrocities committed by the clergy of the Catholic Cult of Jesus and many Evangelical others. The lies from the Pope about the use of condoms in Africa are public knowledge and this demonstrates clearly the intent of the Catholic Cult of Jesus to any rational and right-thinking human. Your Pope spreads lies about the use of condoms and the AIDS Epidemic in Africa explodes. Wonderful “missionary” work for a cult focused on genocide and cultural annihilation as standard operating practices while breeding millions of poor, keeping them ignorant enough to support your myths and cult at the expense of a better life today.

What is respectful in the obscene wealth of the Catholic Church being hoarded rather than applied to feed the hungry, house the homeless and heal the infirmed? Create a miracle and sell the Vatican to feed the world.

In all honesty I have no sympathy for the path you have elected to follow and will continue to expose the hate, fear-mongering and bigotry of the Cults of Jesus relentlessly in the reality of this life knowing that God, in her infinite wisdom, is not the vile and vindictive God your Cults of Jesus represent.

I return to the issues of the threats to remove your “charitable” services from the needy in Washington, DC as graphic demonstration of the hate and fear-mongering your Cults of Jesus practice. I pray the City Council removes you from the tax-payer supported role of service provider as a result of this bigoted act. Our friends in Washington, DC will help ensure that happens.

My friends and I will continue to mount our efforts to Tax the Church and point out the lack of “Christ” in the Cults of Jesus in this Christmas season. The issue isn’t put “Christ” back in Christmas. The issue is to put “Christ” back into Christian.

The Washington Diocese of the Catholic Church provided the world a graphic demonstration of Papal endorsed hate and bigotry that will be publicized.

The “route” that I’ve chosen is to insure the lies of the Catholic Cults of Jesus are exposed so I do understand your ability to be “sorry” as your self-description provides.

Thanks Kevin

OK, I feel better now but the real question is:  Will this make any difference?

I doubt that Ms Susan Gibbs will comprehend the despicable nature of her acts, her words, the position of the Catholic Cults of Jesus in this civil rights issue but I will not allow this to go unchallenged.  The taxpayers of Washington, DC are, in fact, providing the funding for the services and a huge portion of the director’s salary so I’m not at all surprised at the back-pedalling from these Catholic Cult of Jesus Bigots.

NEWS FLASH:

This response just in from Ms Gibbs:

“The Church’s teaching on respect for all people is clear and unequivocable.

The Church’s teaching on human sexuality and marriage has to do with their purpose, which includes procreation. That is biology, not bigotry.

Catholic Charities has and is committed to serving all people. At no time have we threatened to walk away. There have been organizations which have made that claim and have done so falsely. What we have said is we should be able to follow our own faith teachings within our own organization. As we have shared in many statements, our concern is that the city – not the Church – is adding a NEW requirement for providing services that is unrelated to the qualifications of the organization to do so and could negatively impact the organization’s ability to serve.

I would really encourage you to learn more rather than throw out the kinds of statements you do. I am also sorry that you do not believe the position of the Holy Father on condoms: abstinence is the only way to completely avoid HIV/AIDS. Condoms are not. Interestingly, those countries that have encouraged abstinence have had lower rates of HIV. I would hope, in the interest of ending that terrible disease, you would support the only known means of prevention.”

Obviously this woman has no concept of contraception or human reproductive rights in her zeal to populate the world with poor upon whom the Catholic flavor of the Cults of Jesus feed upon.

The statements are clear that the institutional bigotry and inability to recognize the truth are articles of “faith” delivered by “the holy father.”

What the city demands is an end to discrimination against a class of humans with God-given attributes that are beyond reproach and the Catholic, Evangelical and other Cults of Jesus have demonized us for too many years to tolerate this any longer.  I have no doubt that a strong response is going to happen and this “communications director” demonstrates that strong response is based in bigotry, mythology and belief in the lies they promote concerning the LGBT community.

Old Habits Die Hard – every pun intended.

I may respond, then again I may not.  These bigoted creatures are beyond belief and there are none so blind as those who will not see.  We’ll see how I feel about this in the AM.

The response this morning:

> The link is to the statements from Catholic Charities CEO
> in open hearings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVj50a2dt4Y
>
> And this from Metro Weekly in which you are quoted:
http://www.metroweekly.com/gauge/last_word/2009/11/catholic-charities-archiocese.html
>
> Perhaps, Ms Gibbs, you would do well to work on your memory
> in this matter because it is not at all becoming to
> communicate less than truthful statements on topics that
> have an impact on 10% of the population’s lives who are
> directly in the line of fire of the Catholic Cult of Jesus
> bigoted and hateful position.
>
> “Biology not Bigotry” is just one more of the clear lies
> the Catholic Church and its agents promote. What of the
> infertile couple?  What of the couples who elect (Papal
> forbidden) birth control?  What of the couple beyond
> child-bearing years?  Your bigoted argument makes no
> sense in light of the benefits provided to married couples
> by the government.  Equal rights for same-sex marriage
> does not diminish the institution of marriage in any way,
> shape or manner but rather extends equal protection under
> the law in civil matters of property rights, hospital
> visitation, child rearing (yes we do have children) and tax
> matters.  In Massachusetts the reality is the divorce
> rate has declined and your Catholic Charities have not been
> missed in matters of adoption and your litany of “services”
> you allegedly provide.
>
> Given the long tradition of hate and bigotry extending from
> the Catholic Cults of Jesus and the Evangelicals I repeat my
> pledge to continue to push the Tax The Church movement, to
> silence the hate promoted by your Cult and to help in any
> and every way within my grasp to expose the reality of the
> lies promoted by your particular flavor of the Cults of
> Jesus. We will work to ensure that Catholic Charities is no
> longer subsidized with taxpayer dollars as a result of the
> open hate, bigotry and position of denial of civil rights
> that your particular flavor of hate promotes.
>
> Old Habits Die Hard – every pun intended.
>
> We of the LGBT community do understand the reality of the
> Catholic Cults of Jesus perpetrating abuse and molestation
> of children given the church’s record of human rights
> violations throughout its long and checkered history.
> We understand institutional bigotry on levels that identify
> the Catholic Cults of Jesus as Caesar and we are the
> oppressed.  We are everywhere and we are everyone’s
> brothers and sisters and this is a fact that your Catholic
> Cult of Jesus fails to recognize as the hate and poison
> spews from the pulpit with fluency that defies your claim
> that, “the Catholic Church’s teaching on respect for all
> people are clear and unequivocable.”  Perhaps you
> should learn to work a little harder at following those
> teachings to demonstrate the truth you attempt to portray.
>
> Just because you say a thing doesn’t make it true and the
> Catholic Cult of Jesus demonstrates daily that Hate,
> bigotry, social injustice and immoral conduct are the laws
> laid down by your “holy father” from his luxurious vatican
> retreat.
>
> I would point you to this site, http://www.avert.org/aids-statistics.htm to help
> you become more well informed on the issues of AIDS and it’s
> spread in Africa pointing out the increase after the Papal
> lies about condom use.  I will also point out that
> although abstinence is the best method of prevention the use
> of a condom is AIDS prevention and your Cult of Jesus
> promotes death by denial of this reality.  That’s the
> gift of the “holy father” in Africa coupled with the “Kill
> the Gays” support in Uganda and Rwanda.  The Catholic
> Cult of Jesus keeps a consistent position of hate and
> bigotry provided this reality.
>
> The “ABC” program in Africa was very effective at reduction
> of AIDS until the “holy father’s” lies about condom use and
> I would encourage you to become much better informed if you
> intend to present any rational discussion of these topics.
>
> Given the nature of the institutional bigotry, the clear
> track record of the Catholic and Evangelical Cults of Jesus,
> the open hate promoted from the “holy father” and your clear
> statements here I am more determined than ever to work to
> remove public funding from your Catholic Charities.
> The Church’s position in this instance is as wrong as the
> position was on slavery.  Denial of civil rights is not
> a religious perogative.  Every effort is made to
> respect your religious convictions that are institutional
> bigotry so we understand your fear but your Catholic Cult of
> Jesus is still exposed on this issue.
>
> Perhaps you would do well to focus, in this Christmas
> season, on putting the “Christ” back in Christian because
> there is nothing Christ-like in the behavior of the Catholic
> Cults of Jesus on this topic.
>
> Thank you
> Kevin
>

I encourage any and all to write to Ms Gibbs, the communication director for the Archdiosces of Washington, DC and express your outrage at these kinds of actions from this Cult of Jesus.  The contact information is:

Contact:
Susan Gibbs
Director of Communications
301-853-4517
gibbss@adw.org

I’m counting on you to help inundate this bigot with affirmative action mail and send the clear message that bigots of any flavor are not welcome in American Culture.

From the Narco News comes a thought provoking article worthy of the read.
The Bill Moyers Journal has a very typical piece and is oddly biased.

Tuesday Terror

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 22, 2009

Tuesday Terror:

The real human cost of the sub-prime fraud perpetrated against US Citizens by Banker’s Greed and Wall Street games.

The good folks at Good As You have a great piece on the Anti-Gay “movement” of Cult of Jesus hate and fear-mongers.  Check it out.

More news from the Dumb as a Box of Rocks Baby-Boy Bush administration’s collusion with the wealthy elite and the Bankers to defraud Americans from the Washington Post authored by the Governor of New York.

Over at the Huffington Post, Michael Winship’s “Happy Holidays from America’s Banks hits the nail on the head.

This from Politico concerning the $3.3 Billion that is estimated the Lobbyists have raked in and paid out to purchase politicians.

We’ve all been outraged too often this past year with the Republican & Right-Wing, Cult of Jesus crazies outright lies.  Actions speak louder than words and this piece on the biggest Wingnut of them all, Michelle (will tell no truth) Bachman is a demonstrated welfare queen.  Maybe there is a good reason for the death of the Republican Party with the demonstrations of how little reality they live within and the past Bush Administration.  The lies and fraud that are out there now are enough to make any honest human turn in their republican (or conservative) card immediately.