Archive for July 30th, 2011

July 30, 2011

THE DC FOLLY TROLLEY-7/29/11

The crisis is the message. It is a plot with a masked purpose.

The safety net is the quarry; Obama the hunter.

We’re being jerked around. There is no deficit “crisis”.

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A favorite quote from Gandhi: I like your Christ but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

Christians revere the message but ignore it. Most notably on the day Christians refer to as the lord’s day. Sunday, 11AM, is the most segregated hour of the week, every week.

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Raising the tax rate from 35% to 39% has never been at the heart of the deficit issue because the debate is not about taxes or the 4%. It’s about dismantlin­g the social safety net.

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Christians on the hard right do not necessarily support programs that help the poor. Many, particularly the wealthy who consider themselves Christians, are social Darwinists who believe poverty is self-inflicted and for that reason assistance for the poor is unjustified.

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Joe Walsh, right wing Republican extremist, has been exposed as a deadbeat dad who owes more than $134,000 in child support payments. Apparently vacations in Italy with his girlfriend have put a crimp in his budget.

Perhaps he should be forced to resign. Failure to pay child support is an unconscionable social, moral and legal transgression.

Democrats, where are you???

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Helping the needy is a Biblical mandate and a Christian obligation not a Democratic Party doctrine as right wing extremists often claim. Although Democrats are far more likely to observe the New Testament charge to help the poor, conservative Republicans openly exploit Christian values while with every vote they steal from the poor to give to the rich.

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It appears as though both parties are focused on the same goal. The Democrats can’t get away with it without a correspond­ing increase in revenue. The goal is “cut and gut”. And applies mainly to the social safety net.

We do have a revenue crisis. Revenue collections are at their lowest levels as a percentage of GDP since the 1950s.

Let’s raise taxes on the wealthy.

July 30, 2011

Our American Heritage-Marilyn

Marilyn was an icon in her own time and is part of our American Heritage.

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From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Jane Russell (20th Century Fox-1953).

July 30, 2011

PRIVATIZATION???

Privatization at work? Is this a peek at the future???  A future that would certainly be good for CEO bonuses.

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July 30, 2011

What’s the Matter with Liberals?

The same thing that’s the matter with Kansas. Liberals will slit their economic throats to vote for a president whose views are diametrically opposed to their own. Why? Because a president who claims to be a Democrat happens to share opinions on a handful of social issues

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The originator of the Rahm Doctrine (right) and the man who helped President Obama kill the public option.

Do not Kansans do the same thing? Vote for a Republican who abides by their religious views while diminishing their economic status.

Liberals will vote for Obama because the “alternative is worse” without ever considering that the alternative is here and it is Obama. Who can deny that conditions are worse for the vast majority of working people than they were four years ago? Statistics from the Obama administration validate that statement.

Certainly the previous president must shoulder the blame for the recession. But only up to a point. And that point has passed.

For the worsening economic conditions – and they are becoming worse by the day – the current president must be held accountable.

By refusing to deny Obama a vote in 2012 Liberals will be reinforcing the administration’s policies and denying its accountability in the current economic mess.

So Liberals will go into the voting booth and vote for Obama claiming they will hold their noses when they cast their ballots. And, yes, Obama will once again be thumbing his nose at them.

I would encourage Liberals to shake off what I call the Rahm Doctrine: That Liberals will vote for any Democrat – even a false Democrat – regardless his stance on the overriding issues of the day simply because he is a Democrat.

I would encourage Liberals to abstain from voting for president in 2012. Leave the field blank. Vote only for real Democrats and not the pseudo-Democrats as represented by Obama and his right wing fellow travelers.

I would encourage Liberals to vote in the primaries and vote on Election Day. But it’s time to burst the shackles imposed on us by the Rahm Doctrine. If we do not break the chains the right wing extremists in the Democratic party will have won the final victory.

I would encourage Liberals to abandon Obama in the same manner as he abandoned us. To do otherwise risks buying a ticket on the DC Folly Trolley.

July 30, 2011

U S WAR DEPARTMENT STIFFS VETS

 

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The nation’s War Department is exploring the possibility of ending the 20 year retirement program for the military.  Absolutely outrageous. Just another part of our corrupt government’s Stiff the Little Guy Program.

Will service members be forced out after twenty years?  Or will they be required to serve in combat well into their 50s and 60s?

The War Department claims that the retirement plan would be similar to corporate plans.  That raises the question:  Will corporate execs be forced to serve in war zones and get shot at? Just asking.