Saturday, September 10, 2016

Patriot or Nationalist?



If you're like me, you consider yourself to be a Patriot. If you're not like me you might still consider yourself to be a Patriot, but maybe you're not. Maybe you're just a Nationalist.
A patriot is like a good parent. Good parents love their children unconditionally, but they have no illusions that their children are perfect. They have no problem with disciplining their children or having others to appropriately call their children to account when they've done wrong. Because good parents want their children to be the best people they can be.
A nationalist is like a bad parent. Bad parents love their children unconditionally. And they may have no illusions that their children are perfect or have a problem with disciplining them. But they go ape shit if anyone calls their children to account when they've done wrong. Because "What? Not my Child!" Unevolved and Totally Tribal!
I saw this when I had to take one of my kids to the police station over a stupid prank for which, thankfully, they were caught. The officer laid out the charges and then asked if he had the right party, to which we both answered "yes". The officer was clearly surprised at this. I thought that was a shame and very revealing.
Nationalism is Racism's just as dangerous, but surficially less revolting cousin. Subjects dared not criticize Nazi Germany. Subjects dare not criticize China or Russia or North Korea! But Citizens of America should never feel subjugated! Oh, and by the way, there are many patriots who suffered for our freedom. But only a fool would die for an F’ing Flag.
So Colin Kaepernick, in a way that hurts no one (even Packer fans), calls out America for its racist wrongs. Wrongs that it has made great progress on and should be proud of, but on which it OBVIOUSLY still has a long way to go. Like good parents, Patriots understand / tolerate that. Like bad parents, Nationalists go ape shit on the interwebs!

Be a patriot, don't go FaceFook Apie!

Friday, September 09, 2016

To the Trumpladyte Go the Spoils?

The Trumpladyte has said repeatedly that:
We should have taken Iraq's oil
to the winner goes the spoils

That is an ignorant insult to America and her greatest generation!




The Trumpladyte has said repeatedly that:
We should have taken Iraq's oil
to the winner goes the spoils

That is an ignorant insult to America and her greatest generation!

When the allies won WWII and the United States emerged ascendant, did we conquer and dominate the lands we held like the Soviet Empire did? Did we plunder treasure from the lands previously held by the fascists and the Japanese imperialists that were now under our control?

HELL NO!

That is EXACTLY what was expected, because that was what has been done throughout the human history of warfare, first you Rape and then you Pillage. The Tom Hanks movie Monuments Men provides a historical account of this. As we were trying to save Europe's art treasures that were plundered by the Nazis, many Europeans at first refused to collaborate because they assumed we would do what the Germans and everyone before them did, pillage and take the treasure back to the U.S. But we didn't!

If there is any legitimate claim to American Exceptionalism this is it! Instead of claiming the spoils of war as the spoiled little Trumpster has exhorted, America instituted the Marshall Plan by which we helped rebuild countries devastated by the war including the aggressors West Germany, Italy and Japan. UNPRECIDENTED!

Of course the Trumpladyte is vacuous when it comes the details on any of his so called "plans", so we'll never know just how he thinks we would have taken Iraq's oil or how much more American blood and treasure would have been required for adding this theft on to the Debacle in Iraqle (a war the donald was for before he was against). But it would have been Huuuuuuge as we would not just be fighting ISIS, but all Iraqi's and people from across the middle east for gross imperialist pillagry.


This is only one small sample of why this man, with the emotional maturity of a fourth grader, who has pillaged the wealth of other American's to build his gambling den empire it totally unfit to be America's president. If we elect this scam artist, we will not only be justly feared and a global laughing stock, we will lose all legitimacy to lead the world forward as we have for decades. With a would be dictator in charge, who loves Vladimer Putin and his "leadership", America would be unexceptional. Just another plundering power in a long line of pathetic plutocracies. In nominating the Trumpster the Republicon Party has proven thay it's finally gone over the edge and lost its mind. Let's prove that America as a whole has not lost hers as well.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

History's Trickling Echoes

"We told them the wealth would trickle down!"
I woke up last night and couldn't get back to sleep, so I did what I always do, read a book. Currently, I'm reading Poland, a historical novel by James Michener and I came upon an unexpected, but very interesting passage (pp 219-20), as follows:

Very rich people-in all nations-can be divided into two catagories; those with brains and those without. Those with brains make a great effort to hold on to every penny they have while preaching to the general population that freedom and dignity and patriotism are possible only under their protection; in this way they elicit the support of the very people they hold in subjection. the magnates of Poland used this tactic brilliantly, preaching loudly; "The most insignificant member of the gentry with one horse and sword is the equal of the most powerful magnate in his castle," while at the same time depriving landless gentry of almost all rights and treating them with contempt. The peasant was kept happy by being assured that it was the magnate who defended Christianinty. The townsman, who was allowed no rights whatsoever, was reminded: "It is the magnate who protects your freedom and your shop." And all were told repeatedly: "If the magnate is left free to accumulate his great wealth, you can be sure that some of it will sift down to you.








They're the "Suckers" and so are we!

PLUTOCTOPUS REX!



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sounding of the Last Trump? -The Donald as Commander-In-Chief!!

Trump Wants You to Hand Him the Button!
Donald Trump is Far More Dangerous than I had ever imagined!

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and investigative reporter has known Trump personally for 30 years and has written a new book about Donald, who he is, what he's done and who his allies are. There is NO WAY this vindictive man, who's personal motto is "Get revenge" should be commander-in-chief of America's Military.

The mainstream media has fallen down on their responsibility to inform the American people about who Donald Trump really is!

Trump has no emapthy or compassion for anyone, having cut off his own medically fragile infant nephew from healthcare over a family dispute.

Trump is a hypocrite having imported illegal polish immigrants to demolish a building for slave wages under harsh and unsafe working conditions then tried stiff for their wages, which is Trump Standard Operating Procedure.

Trump is not a successful businesman, but a fraud and a con man. His "university" was a complete scam and he has made a career of ripping off small businesses workers who provided him goods and services.

He has ties to the New York Mob, latin American drug dealers and the russian mafia.

There's SO much more. Anyone who is unwilling to consider the information provided by Mr. Johnston doesn't need Trump to build another wall, there's already one between one's mind and the truth. On the other hand, knowing this information and still voting for Trump would be one of the most irresponsible things for our country and our planet that a person could ever do!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Judges Rule Republicons Party of Racists!


EXCERPT NORTH CAROLINA: “The new provisions target African Americans with almost surgical precision” and “impose cures for problems that did not exist,” Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote for the panel. “Thus the asserted justifications cannot and do not conceal the State’s true motivation

And in The Badgered State:

EXCERPT WISCONSIN: “The evidence in this case casts doubt on the notion that voter ID laws foster integrity and confidence,” Peterson wrote. “The Wisconsin experience demonstrates that a preoccupation with mostly phantom election fraud leads to real incidents of disenfranchisement, which undermine rather than enhance confidence in elections, particularly in minority communities. To put it bluntly, Wisconsin’s strict version of voter ID law is a cure worse than the disease.”

This is what happens when you think it's a good idea to let corporations have a private legislature in the fascist American Legislative Council (fALEC) and vote in Secret on Laws to SCREW & RULE US ALL!

TRAITORS!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/appeals-court-strikes-down-north-carolinas-voter-id-law/2016/07/29/810b5844-4f72-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html

Friday, June 10, 2016

WWWalker Backs Off Corporatization of Badgered State Seniors! (for now)

She sure looks scared. She SHOULD BE!

Today the Wrong Way Walker Mis-Administration backed off the for-profit takeover of the Badgered State's senior citizens. In a surprise move this morning WWWalker's DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades informed rulemakers in the WMC legislature that proposed changes to Wiscossippi's long-term care program were being withdrawn.

Da Gubnah in fealty to his profiteering corporatist overlords inserted this change into the budget last year. This particular scheme would have eliminated a highly successful and popular program serving 55,000 disabled and frail elderly in the once great great state of Wisconsin, who are eligible and have long-term care needs. The program helps those served remain in the community and avoid institutionalization. They get to hire, train and fire their own care providers, people who may perform personal care and hygiene services, cooking, cleaning, nursing. This gives them the freedom and choice (things Republicons purport to believe in) to manage their own lives and in many cases to hold jobs! But don't take my word for it, consider the opinion of an expert in the field.

So this development begs the question; why did the money god worshipper Scooter put the interests of our senior and disabled citizens and neighbors over those of his feudal lords? It is certainly NOT because he's had a Road to Damascus Revelation that he should do the right for the most vulnerable among us or that he suddenly cares about the People of Wisconsin. He cares only about one person, Scott Walker and his power-lust. It's time to use our right-to-know law and submit a freedom of Information request (the system his "Majesty" and little lord Robin of Vos tried to destroy last summer, earning the Coveted BAP Forked Tongue & Fangs Award) and find out what's Really Going Round in WWWalker's Gearbox!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

WWWalker's Repeated Injuries and Usurpations


The unanimous Declaration of the thinking people of the Badgered State:
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident that the once great state of Wisconsin is populated by ignorant rubes who support ill-willed @$$ouls!


The history of the present Gubnah of the Badgered State, Wrong Way Walker is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over this $tate by monied intersts. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.



1. Asbestos Lawsuits – 2013 Act 154 – Restricts the legal options available to victims of asbestos-related injuries who seek compensation from companies that used asbestos.
2. Zombie Homes – 2015 Act 376 – Makes it more difficult for communities to rid their neighborhoods of abandoned homes by extending the time that lenders have to decide whether to sell foreclosed, abandoned property from the current five weeks, to one year.
3. Lead in Paint – 2015 Act 55 – Changes the definition of “lead-bearing paint” to allow greater amounts of lead in paint before the paint is legally considered lead paint. This law also forbids the state Department of Health Services from redefining lead paint in the future in order to conform to stricter guidelines issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
4. Lead Paint Inspections – 2015 Act 122 – Reduces state lead paint inspection and testing requirements.
5. Lead Paint Liability – 2013 Act 20 – Exempts lead paint manufacturers from future products liability lawsuits.
6. Payday Loan Regulations – 2011 Act 32 – Reduces payday loan regulations intended to protect consumers from predatory loan practices.

Read more from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign here: http://www.wisdc.org/walkersworst100