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Posted in Uncategorized by activecitizen54 on May 30, 2010

Sunday Reality Check

The evolving standards of decency that mark a maturing society.


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Hump Day Happy

Posted in Uncategorized by activecitizen54 on May 26, 2010

Hump day happy

The Republican Cults of Jesus Inc and the Bible Thumping Bigoted Loonies are hot at Lies, Fraud and violation of the Constitution while working diligently to prevent equality for LGBTQ Community members.  Same old Lies.

“A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you.”
Will Rogers


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Fascist America

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on March 19, 2010

Fascist America

JoeMyGod’s excellent coverage of this episode is commendable and beyond reproach.

I urge you to review the Joe Solmonese HRC cowardly acts and outright lies and re-think your contributions to this political shoe-shine boy, Gay Step-and-fetch it group of spineless worms.  I wouldn’t contribute to the HRC because of the vile and two-faced acts of this group with my first exposure to them in the mid 80s.  The absolute failure of the HRC to garner support for Lesbian and Gay American Military Troops and the HRC’s acts of betrayal of Clinton clinched the opinion I have.  That betrayal of Clinton by the HRC is the foundation of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy today.  The HRC outcry and objections over the California Prop 8 Perry v Schwarzenegger, Olson & Bois represented Gay Marriage Equality litigation in California further reaffirmed my opinion.  The actions of the HRC today are further reinforcement of the cowardice and two-faced actions of the HRC that I experienced in 1986.  Now, as then, the HRC is only interested in the aggrandizement of its officers and feeding off the donations duped from the LGBT Community through their all-talk and no-action; we can purchase our way to equality, attitude.

The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell protests in Washington, DC on 3/18 (yesterday) present an ugly and unseemly underbelly of Fascism in America and I fear for the long-term safety and well-being of Lt Dan Choi and Capt James Petrangelo being jailed for handcuffing themselves to the White House fence in protest.  The pair, arrested and held in jail have (as of 11:00 PM EST) not been allowed a phone call and we suspect that a full hand-off to the military will be the reality that these two brave servicemen will face in Obama’s Washington.

Pam’s House Blend has up to the minute reporting on this.  Pam’s also has great coverage of the ENDA sit-in at Nancy Pelosi’s office today. (3/18)

These event were going on outside the White House and in Polosi’s office  while another member of the United States Military, of the Republican Cults of Jesus persuasion and the rank of retired General John Shaheen a Marine consciously lied in a congressional testimony demonstrating again that Hate and Homophobia rule his world.

“The liberalization of the military, basically social engineering” is this vile bigot’s claim for laying the blame for the largest massacre of humans (Muslims) since WW2 on Gays in the Dutch Military.  He lays this statement on Hank Von Brummen the head of the Dutch Military in his statements. Research continues.

Kudos to Congressman Levin for his direct and honest approach to the issue at hand without the bias and for spinning this bigoted retired general’s head.

This bigoted retired general lays the “near destruction” of the US Military on category 4 & 5 enlistments (Felons and Repeat Criminals = LGBT in this bigot’s mind) in additional statements.  It’s absolutely mind-numbing how easily this Cults of Jesus talking head presents his hate, fear and bigotry.

The rest of America is not in any better shape.  In a nationally televised video clip:

The Columbus Dispatch reporter should be commended for exposing this vile and contemptible action from Americans For Prosperity members and the Tea Party sponsoring this demonstration.

Hardball with Chris Matthews presented this scathing review of Americans For Prosperity and is worth the watch with this video being central.  The AFP talking head continued to spew the vitreol of “Government take-over of health care” when the legislation is Health Insurance Reform on a federal level because the States are too long in bed and the anti-trust exemption these Corporate Communists have held allows them to do as they please too often.  The AFP talking head trotted out his “death panels lie” as well as every other twisted lie of talking point that he could dredge up.  Tim Phillips is this Health Insurance mouth-piece who claims to be a “grass roots organizer” and is really a lobbyist.  He disgusts me just as much as the other Republican Cults of Jesus Hate and Fear-Mongers.

Is this the America that you want to live within?

And it hasn’t been a good day for the Family Values C-Street House members either as Senator John Ensign is having grand jury subpoenas delivered from Nevada to Washington over his C-Street Family sex scandal.

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is paying $74,000 in fines for his walk on the Argentinian Appalachian Trail.  The C-Street Family is up to their ears in this one too.


What’s Wrong With America?

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on March 3, 2010

What’s Wrong With America?

The George W Bush Faith Based Initiatives continue under Obama.  I wonder how much of these funds have found their way into Maggie Gallagher’s pudgy fingers to spend on “The Gathering Storm” and Hate?  I have no hope of ever getting an accurate answer to that because of the way the “Faith-Based Initiative” is structured and the reality of the lack of accountability to date.

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL:

I think I actually like this judge Mathis.  LOL

OK, I’ve been off my normal rants or bitch rolls for several weeks now while working diligently to get settled in the new home.  It’s a real bear and I just absolutely abhor moving.

The reality that is delivered via the mass media “news” services is just not accurate and without having the time to research and fact-check the resources I’ve been hampered some in getting a good rant going.  Now that the wireless connection is up and running at home here I’ll do better.  I do feel as if I am making some progress here in getting settled in and the place is clean but unpacking all this sh*t is a nightmare that I just didn’t want to face.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is deserving of a rant but we all know that with studies and Congressional intervention this enforced lying is going to continue.  It’s well within the standards of the Congress, Senate and Military to promote lies and fraud.  That’s what they do.  Enough said.

Health Care Reform deserves a rant but without the Public Option to present real competition to the Insurance Companies it is just one more masturbatory exercise in futility.  The reality is that our Government is purchased and the special interests of Wall Street, Banking and Insurance Corporate Communist greed will rule.  I’ll continue without health insurance and probably die because of it.  Medicare For All would bolster a failing system that functions and allow what is required for American Health Care.  Too bad it makes sense to open and fund through public premiums from a less high risk group and that’s enough grounds to discount it.

Wall Street and Banking regulation is non-existent and you can be sure that the purchased politicians aren’t going to establish a strong “Consumer Protection Agency” because that would declare war on their masters.

Where is Bush?  I swear he is still in the White House.

The Government is broken and the fix isn’t going to happen unless and until the American Voting Public stands up and demands change.  I pray that this upcoming mid-term election will see an anti-incumbent movement but the threat presented by the Cults of Jesus and the Tea Bagger Bigots is offensive, divisive and without merit.  This fact is demonstrated from Palin through CPAC and is stomach-turning at best.

This Van Jones is the first casualty in the hate war mounted by Glenn Beck, the Tea-Baggers and Republicans and Americans were deprived a dynamic force for Green Energy Promotion by Hate.  Chalk one up for the LDS/Mormon Maniac from the Cults of Jesus Tea-Bagging Bigots, Hate and Fear-mongers.   Woooo   Hoooo…

The sunshine here in Florida is wonderful this morning but it’s chilly at 50 something and not warming till the weekend.  I can cope.  At least there isn’t snow.


Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on February 4, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Twenty-five nations, our allies, are fully integrated with Gays,Lesbian and Bisexual troops serving openly without discord or rancor of any form and the Brits said it best: “Respect of others is not an optional extra.”  This from an earlier posting linked here.

“Military Intelligence” may be the ultimate oxymoron in the USA but within the ranks of the British Military Community “respect for others is not an optional extra” according to General Sir Richard Dannantt.  His statement at an LGBT conference appears in an interview with Ben Rakestrow, an openly Gay Serviceman, regarding Gays in the Military is excerpted from The Guardian below:

“Earlier this year the then head of the British army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, became the first army chief to address a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender conference. “Respect for others is not an optional extra,” he said.”

But in America, the land of the Free and the home of the brave, here’s the Cults of Jesus Inc. doing the hate and fear dance from Orin Hatch.  We all know this man’s position from the Prop H8 in California and the collusion of Hate that cost $46 million of the Cults of Jesus Inc cash from the Catholic, Evangelical and LDS/Mormon Cults of Jesus Inc’s congregations of hate and fear-mongers mobilized and clearly identified. When will they ever put the “Christ” back in “Christian?”

The Catholic, Evangelical and LDS/Mormon Cults of Jesus Inc are discredited and ultimately discreditable anytime and every time they assume their positions of Hate and Fear-Mongering.  It does my little heart good to know they are exposed and that they have $46 million squeezed from their congregations to spend on Hate.

TAX THE CHURCH!

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From around the web:

The reality of this is the Military is able to make this change rapidly.  From Pam’s House Blend comes the reporting of Adam Bink for Open Left.  The long and short of it is that this doesn’t need to take a year or be “studied” any longer.  It’s the right thing to do and it can just be done.

When Collin Powell came out in support of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell the Military politics handwriting is on the wall.  The Military is just as tired and disgusted with the Hate and Fear-mongering of the Cults of Jesus Inc operating within the Military as within Congress and this is the perfect opportunity for the Military to expose them and rout them out.  I’m sure, with reports from enlisted friends, that this is happening as I write this today.  Friends from Ft Benning, GA, Charleston, SC, Pensacola, FL, Altus, OK and Jacksonville, FL report that major structural changes are being ordered within the Army, Air Force and Navy within the past few days.  Good on ’em for doing the right things.

Of course the Family Research Council is yammering and Good As You has a substantial piece reporting on this Hate Group of the Cults of Jesus Inc.   I’ve wasted enough ink on these creeps for a lifetime and am just over having to cope with their bile and viscous diatribes.  You can check it out from the links.  These people are discredited and ultimately discreditable and it just does my little heart good to dismiss them like I do any Bigot, Racist or homophobe who live petty narrow lives of exclusion from hate rather than inclusion from love.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters posts, for black history month, a true American Hero.  Barbara Jordan, the last true United States Statesman moved me on every occasion I was blessed to hear her speak.  The woman’s ethics, courage, integrity, honor and comportment broke stereo types and demonstrated a true gem of humanity who pursued the truth at all costs.  The world is a much richer place for Barbara Jordan having graced us all with her being.

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NUCKING FUTS!

Here’s the Daily KOS Republican poll that everyone is carrying on about.  The Brad Blog calls the party “Nucking Futs” and I have to admit I agree since they’ve been overrun by the Cults of Jesus Inc and all that crazy what can you expect?

The Brad Blog rant on this poll is enlightening too.

With the Tea-Party convention going on watch these Cults of Jesus Inc and understand you can tell a Conservative but you just can’t tell them much.

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IT’S CONGRESS THAT’S BROKEN:

The Nation, yesterday, Lawrence Lessig did a piece on the real fundamental problem within this country and lays is squarely on the Congress, Senate and the reality of Purchased Politicians.  The reality that Lessig and Obama were collegues in college and the obvious respect this man holds for the promise of the Obama Presidency are clear in this thoughtful and articulate piece calling for a Constitutional Convention to address this issue of Campaign Financing and Lobbyists.

In a 2/01/10 posting these issues and the difficulty confronting the Citizens of the United States were more deeply explored.

Accurate or not the basic appearance of corruption within the political process of the United States of America creates an electorate that feels it is discounted, ignored and unheard at best.

The call for a Congressional Congress is a possible solution and I would add to this that Americans, the Middle Class especially, stand to gain the most from calling a Congressional Congress.

Addressing the issues of Campaign Finance in light of the Supreme Court Ruling providing the Corporate Communists unlimited spending opportunity and even foreign corporations the ability to influence American politics presents a risk that only a Constitutional amendment is able to solve.

Additionally, in this Congressional Congress the Balanced Budget amendment must be addressed to restore fiscal responsibility to the United States of America.

Opportunity within this Congressional Congress also exists for the fundamental change to our election process in doing away with the electoral college and restoring one person one vote and the outlaw of easily manipulated without record Diebold Electronic Voting Equipment and restoration of paper ballot back-up.  We made this manditory within the German Constitution after WWII but do not have this protection here and the Supreme Court decision in Bush v Gore provides us sound foundation upon which to demand this inclusion into a Constitutional amendment to insure a government of the people, by the people and for the people rather than the USA sponsored by Enron or Exxon.

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THE WAR ON DRUGS:

It seems the Obama Presidency is going the way of Poor George and we are all poorer because of it.  From the Raw Story comes a new report on the budgetary proposals of the Obama administration.  Americans must wake up and understand this is a War against the American Public that is feeding the Corporate Prison system and is an obscene drain on our resources that criminalizes a predominately population of color for pursuing the American Dream of Capitalism with substances that are less harmful than the legal drugs of Alcohol and Tobacco.

Prohibition doesn’t work.  Prohibition causes crime.  This fraud perpetrated against the Citizens of the United States is obscene and seen around the globe as one more piece of American Mythology.

On a closing note for today T Boone Pickens is bemoaning the fact he has $62 million into HR122 the bill to convert from diesel to natural gas for the fleet of 18 wheelers in the USA today. That would remove 50% of our dependence upon OPEC but on a more sinister note; here is business legislating market change.  Makes you feel comfortable doesn’t it?

Hey Harry Ried is all for it and there are allegedly 138 co-sponsors of the bill.  You bought ’em cheap Mr Pickens.  The Insurance industry and Banking / Wall Street Corporate Communists have dumped several hundred million dollars into purchasing politicians…

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on January 31, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Of course, the Military representative falls back to the Cults of Jesus position of “morally wrong” because they’ve depended upon the vilification of the God-given sexuality of the LGBT community to provide them the cohesion of Hate that they depend upon to keep their tithes in place.

In an earlier posting on this topic the Brits determination is “Respect of others is not an optional extra.”

On A Para-Military Sidebar Here:

And if traveling through Orlando you may be sure that the TSA folks there, the para-military gate keepers, are just having a ball at citizens expense.  The “Game Board” below is from the TSA Orlando who amuse themselves by harassing The LGBT Community (Pickle Smokers & Creatures) and demonstrate their racism in “Our Gang” indicators too.

Just so you feel safe flying we have Republicans who want to legislate full body scans out of existence, the Boom of the Loom Bomber and the TSA competing for points on harassment of travelers.  And you thought that the State Police and Sheriff’s offices were the only ones with quotas…

I’ll bet you feel safer now flying the friendly skies…

This is the ultimate result of bigoted positions like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Defense Of Marriage Act, Prop H8, Jim Crowe laws and all their ilk.  Americans are better than this.

Back on topic:

Although encouraged by President Barack H Obama’s clear statement of repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell as “The right thing to do.” I’m cynical because of the existence of the Cults of Jesus within the military and the great resistance this Hate Group is already bringing to bear against LGBT citizens.  The institutionalized discrimination of the Armed Forces on the topic of race became divisive and fed the “separate but equal” mythology that we all know is second class citizenship.

The recently exposed Biblical verses on the gun sites carried by the US Military troops in Afghanistan and Iraq points up the subversive acts of the Cults of Jesus within the structure of the Military.  Recent mega-church construction on Military Bases like Ft Benning, GA and Ft Stewart also enlighten how deeply entrenched into the Military the Evangelicals are at this moment.  The LGBT Community is well aware of this fact and is bracing for the onslaught of the Cults of Jesus hate campaigns within the ranks.

CULT OF JESUS HATE SPEECH RESULTS ARE IN:

From Bradblog.com the reporting on Scott Roeder, Murderer of Dr. George Tiller being found guilty on all counts while the the Faux Nuz Fundie who incited the act remains at large.

Brad Friedman reports on 1/29/10:

“After just 37 minutes of deliberation, a jury in Kansas found Scott Roeder, the murderer of Dr. George Tiller guilty on all counts. The 51-year-old airport shuttle driver faces a mandatory life sentence with the possibility of parole in 25 years, though prosecutors have expressed they hope to get a “Hard 50″ for him — meaning he’d not be eligible for parole unless he lived to be 101.”

Though during the trial the domestic terrorist Roeder told the court he’d decided as long ago as 1993 to try and kill Tiller, it wasn’t until after months of increasing demonization by the rightwing media that Roeder finally found the courage to shoot Tiller in the head during a Sunday church service in Wichita last year.

Before his murder, Tiller, who for years had performed perfectly legal abortion procedures, had been villainized in an ongoing media campaign, led most notably by Bill O’Reilly of Fox “News.” O’Reilly, who, despite his own false claims to the contrary had described him on air, time and again, as “Tiller the Baby Killer” and repeatedly told viewers on the most popular program on cable “news” that “This guy will kill your baby for $5,000, any reason. Any reason.”

Politi-fact reports:

We searched transcripts of The O’Reilly Factor , his show that appears on the Fox News Channel.

We found at least 42 instances of O’Reilly mentioning Tiller by name, going back to 2005. In 24 instances, we found that O’Reilly referred to Tiller specifically as a “baby killer.”

Most of the time, O’Reilly would simply refer to the Tiller as “Tiller the baby killer” or as “Dr. George Tiller, known as Tiller the baby killer” without attributing it to anyone. We found four times when O’Reilly said that “some” called him Tiller the baby killer. We did not find any instance where O’Reilly named an individual or a particular antiabortion group that referred to Tiller that way.

Faux Nuz and the vile Bill O’Reilly are culpable in this instance and it’s beyond me why no one has brought this criminal Cult of Jesus mouthpiece to justice yet.  We all know how “fair and balanced” Faux Nuz is; they cut away from the President’s question and answer session with the Republicans to work their spin doctors and spin their Cults of Jesus lies.  So much for Rupert Murdock and the Arab’s sense of “journalism.”

AMERICA IS IN A WORLD OF HURT

Our President is preparing a $3.8 Trillion budget for the United States for 2011.  Aside from this obscene number being just too hard for the average person to wrap their brain around this is $2.1 Trillion for MILITARY EXPENDATURE.  Why is America spending 53% of its annual budget on the Military when the next great military nations spend just 5% of their annual budgets on Military?

Now, more than at any other time in history, Americans have to stand up and get their voices heard concerning this obscene waste and fraud perpetrated against them by first George W Bush and now continuing with Barack H Obama.  We must drive our Congressmen and Senators to defund the military and tear this industrial/military complex down to insure global peace and a solid United States economy.  The purchased politicians are not going to do anything to stop this obscene action and we must write, petition and push to stop this Imperial America from imposing it’s will, complete with defunding the illegal Military Contractors.

Once again we are hearing about “this gigantic security threat” that allegedly faces the United States of America.  The Republicans whip that fear to drive the lies and fraud that they’ve perpetrated against the American Taxpayers for the past decade and it won’t stop until we, the people, put an end to this insanity of out of control military spending that’s driving the prosperity of America into bankruptcy.

In a New York Times Op-Ed, Frank Rich asserts that the state of the union is comatose.  I couldn’t agree more with the position.

Neil Barofsky, TARP Watchdog warns us:

The government’s response to the financial meltdown has made it more likely the United States will face a deeper crisis in the future, an independent watchdog at the Treasury Department warned.

The problems that led to the last crisis have not yet been addressed, and in some cases have grown worse, says Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the trouble asset relief program, or TARP. The quarterly report to Congress was released Sunday.

“Even if TARP saved our financial system from driving off a cliff back in 2008, absent meaningful reform, we are still driving on the same winding mountain road, but this time in a faster car,” Barofsky wrote.

The First Step in this fix of the system that is irreprably broken is to restore a Glass-Steagall type separation of investment banking and commercial banking and impose strong regulations with enough oversight to enforce them rapidly and without hesitation or this nation is going to be back into a depression completely created by the FED and the Corporate Communists with their Wall Street gambling buddies and the Banksters in tow.

The Second Step is for the United States Government to stop being dicked around by the FED and get them out of any involvement with our financial system by establishing a United States Bank.  Why the American people accept our tax dollars being paid to a private banking cartel and then allowing these Oligarchs to counterfeit money at their whim is a mystery to me.

The Third Step is understanding that the home mortgage market is already 90% funded by the Federal Government in Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae so rolling up into a Federal Home Mortgage Bank is not a big step for Americans or the Banking Community.  Pulling the mortgage market out of the control of the FED and Banksters and keeping the mortgage market out of the hands of the Wall Street gamblers and crooks is a great step toward ensuring stability in the home mortgage market while providing access to all Americans to the reality of home ownership.

The Forth Step in this economic solution is the direct lending from the United States Bank to small business.  This economic collapse, manipulated by the FED and the Wall Street gambling greed with Bankers in collusion is the reality of the United States economic system that is broken.  Direct lending from a real United States Bank that is of the people, for the people and by the people is the only hope Americans have to break the strangle-hold of the Oligarchy on the United States economy and the population.