Thursday, March 31, 2011

GOPers Demand Sean Duffy Salary Tape Be Pulled From The Internet

Click on the article title to read the details about how out of touch these Republikans are. Duffy can't live on $174,000???!?! So, I guess he's just as bad as those "welfare mothers" that he is so against helping because they have children that they can't support. Why did HE have so many children?

Jon Stewart Expalins the Republikan Candidates

There is nothing more I can add.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recall Momentum!

$117 million in tax breaks given to the corporations. And the Republicans expect the middle-class to pay for it. The Republicans should bone up on their history, especially the French Revolution.

Monday, March 28, 2011

More great news! They should be sued until they bleed.

And now they're crying how this will cause them financial hardship. Like I care. How about the financial hardship they caused others? How about the people and institutions that bought their garbage investments? They didn't care about the financial hardships they were causing, they just laughed uncontrollably while raking in the money.
They can use the billions and billions of dollars they made in profits. If they already distributed the profits...go and get it back. If it was spent, then have them sell off their possessions to come up with the money. That's what ordinary, normal people would be expected to do. Normal, ordinary people aren't allowed to get a "free ride". Only and rich and affluent seem to feel they are entitled to not have to pay consequences for their actions.
They should be sued until they bleed. Because they won't be prosecuted for their illegal actions. Click on this article's title to read the details on this action.

This is great news for shareholders

I am so happy to see that the SEC has upheld the shareholder request for these audits. It's about time that the corporations started to be held accountable to their shareholders and not just run by a very few elite corporate executives.

The True Conservative Agenda Revealed

This is an excellent article by Harvey Kaye that was posted on about how the governor of Maine has revealed the true agenda of the Republikan Party.

Friday, March 25, 2011

GASLAND Trailer 2010

Do you really believe that our elected officials and corporations are looking out for our best interest? They will NEVER put us ahead of their interests. They just lie to us to justify their actions.

GASLAND - (2010) Directed by Josh Fox. Winner of Special Jury Prize - Best US Documentary Feature - Sundance 2010. Screening at Cannes 2010.

It is happening all across America and now in Europe and Africa as well - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from a multinational energy conglomerate wanting to lease their property. The Reason? In America, the company hopes to tap into a huge natural gas reservoir dubbed the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground—a hydraulic drilling process called fracking—and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.

But what comes out of the ground with that natural gas? How does it affect our air and drinking water? GASLAND is a powerful personal documentary that confronts these questions with spirit, strength, and a sense of humor. When filmmaker Josh Fox receives his cash offer in the mail, he travels across 32 states to meet other rural residents on the front lines of fracking. He discovers toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, brutal illnesses, and kitchen sinks that burst into flame. He learns that all water is connected and perhaps some things are more valuable than money.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

America's Sacred Cow - The Rich and Affluent

I'd be interested to know why it is permissible to attack, deprive, and otherwise demonize the middle-class worker but we cannot question, criticize, or indict the wealthy and affluent. On Wednesday, March 23 Ann Marie Buerkle, the Republican Congresswoman from New York stated that any criticism or attack on the wealthy is class warfare. “Why do we have class warfare?” she added. “Why do we want to punish the rich? They worked hard for their money.” What the middle-class doesn't work hard for their money? Is that why Republicans are in league with the big corporations to bust unions and repeal any worker's rights? Because they don't work hard for their money?

Chris Christie, The Fat Man from New Jersey, says that the problem in New Jersey is the benefits that the unionized state and municipal employees get. Not the fact that political favorites get more then their fair share of anything, at the cost of the taxpayers.

So, I want an answer. Why is it class warfare when the wealthy are criticized but not when the middle-class is? Why is it more important to deprive a worker a few pennies increase per hour then a few billion dollars to someone who already has multi-billions of dollars? Unions have to fight hard to get whatever concessions they win, no matter how measly they may be. Yet, the wealthy only sit on corporate boards and award themselves millions and billions of dollars in bonuses with just a stroke of a pen. But then they need the lowly worker to work that much harder to make up for the money that these "executives" pillage from the company. And the unions are an obstacle to get the workers to work under slave-labor conditions. The wealthy can't have they want to get rid of the unions.

Chris Christie's Class War on AFSCME Pensioners

A Voice that is Sorely Missed

The real attitude of the Republican Party.

I just finished reading an article in the Syracuse online newspaper where representative Ann Marie Buerkle held a town hall meeting in Syracuse on Wednesday, March 23. The full article can be found here, but I want to summarize my take on what I read. One of the key questions asked Representative Buerkle was if she would consider raising taxes on the wealthy. She stated that she did not agree that raising taxes on the wealthy was the answer.

Her exact quote was “The middle class is being screwed,” she said. “But they’re not being hurt by the wealthy. They are being hurt by the federal government.” She went on to say “Why do we have class warfare?” she added. “Why do we want to punish the rich? They worked hard for their money.”

I find this very interesting that the Republicans are so out of touch today with anyone other than their Masters, the rich and affluent. Note her comment was that it's not the wealthy that have hurt the middle class but the federal government. I don't remember where the federal government was selling garbage investments to countries and bankrupting them, I don't remember that the federal government was going to people and fraudulently trying to sell them mortgages that were not in the borrower's best interest but they were in the mortgage company's best interest initially. So the Republicans make the federal government, which they are an integral part of, as being the "bad guy" when we know that the real bad guy in this financial meltdown are those same top 1% of the wealthy who have bought and paid for the politicians to enable them to steal from the middle class with impunity and with no fear of any consequences.

They have bought and paid for politicians like Anne-Marie Buerkle to go in front of people and spread misinformation so as to ensure that the normal average American focuses their attention in the wrong place. I have heard and I have seen and I have read were wealthy individuals like Warren Buffett state that the current tax is unfair. And he doesn't believe that it's unfair to his income level he believes that it's unfair to everybody else.

So what do we have here? We have a bought and paid for politician, Anne Marie Buerkle, the Republican representative from Onondaga County in New York State, who tells people that they should be worshiping and thanking the wealthy not condemning them for what they've done to bring us to the current financial situation. That is the federal government, who was basically stripped of all its regulatory and enforcement powers during the Reagan years, that allowed Wall Street, investment bankers, and the financial crooks to bring us to the point that were at right now.

The one thing that I do to ensure that I make decisions that are in my best interest is that I put very little weight on anything any politician tells me, I take the time to read for myself, to find out the facts for myself, and decide for myself what is in my best interest. As little weight as I put on what politicians say, I give what Republicans say absolutely no credence. They continuously demonstrate that their support and their interests lie with those that have bought and paid for them. They have absolutely no interest or feel no obligation toward the common American.

I wouldn't vote for a Republican if they were the only candidate on the ballot, which is what the GOP is striving for (to be the ONLY political party in America).  To really understand how the Conservative Republicans work and their methodology one only has to look to recent history.  Just a few decades back in Germany when the National Socialist Party kept spinning history and the news to misdirect the citizens to wrongfully blame all their problems on Communists, Jews, the mentally handicapped.  They wanted the citizens' attention anywhere other then looking at the activity of the Nationalist Socialist Party.  They didn't want their activity closely scrutinized.  They wanted the citizens' attention diverted elsewhere.  In this way, they could keep doing what they wanted to without anyone noticing.  And if they did get questioned or asked for an accounting, what did they do?  They attacked the accuser, the person or group questioning them.

Any of this sound familiar?  Any of this looks like the methods used by another political party in America?  The National Socialist Party use to tightly control who was allowed into their rallies and political functions.  Do you know of another political party in America that did, and still does, this? 

The National Socialist Party use to send out agitators to their opponent's political functions and rallies in order to disrupt the event.  Any of this sound familiar?  The National Socialist Party would forge and falsify documents and facts in order to put their opponents and the opponents' supporters in bad light with the German citizens.  Does any of this sound even remotely familiar with what is happening in a political party in America? 

The National Socialist Party in Germany spearheaded the burning of books and shutting down intelligent discourse.  In America, the key figures in the Republican Party have made being stupid, uneducated, and ignorant mainstream.  The National Socialist Party found that an ignorant and uneducated citizenry is more easily controlled.  Unfortunately, during the 1930's, many of the intelligent and educated Germans left the country.  We need to be on the look out for this kind of exodus in America. 

If you don't see this alarming parallel between the National Socialist Party of Germany of the 1930's and the present day Conservative Republican Party then you are either blind, dead, or exactly the type of person they want as a supporter of their Party -- essentially, terminally stupid.