Archive for April, 2012

New Political Classifications

April 30, 2012

I was contemplating the updating need for new and more accurate political classifications.  They are listed below from the Right Side of the political spectrum progressing to the Left Side.

1. “Controlling Republicans” (Predatory Capitalist inclusive of Conmen, Crooks & Thieves, complemented with Nazi, Klansmen, John Birch Society hatreds, etc.)

A sad evolution from the beginnings of the Republican Party during the time of Abraham Lincoln, where “Man’s inhumanity to Man” of slavery was not to be tolerated, but within 25 years the Party was soon taken over and morphed into the “Economically Enslaving” of the “Working Middle Class” and socially downgrading them to the status of “Working Poor” serfdom.

This is where the Republican President Teddy Roosevelt tried to bring the conscience of what was once the Republican Party in his time.  The corrupt influences were just too strong within the Republican Party by then and just spit the Party allowing the Democrat Woodrow Wilson to claim the Presidency.

The same couscous warning was given by the Republican President and World War II hero, Dwight D. Eisenhower of the extreme influences taking control of his Republican Party after he was to leave office.  Unfortunately, his warnings were not headed and by the turn of the 20th century into the 21st century, the “Ultra Extremism” had taken over by means of propaganda rhetoric and was now mandating policy.

We are all suffering and now less for this fact.

2. “Mindless Republican Enablers” (Those who can easily be misled to support their own social destructive stratification downgrading.  Those believing, UNQUESTIONINGLY, the propagandists’ rhetoric such as presented by the person on criminal trial in England, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Programming and Conservative Talk misleading and I even go so far as to say “Lies,” to give an example.)

This segment who cheered the mantle of “Less Regulations” and supporting “Tax Cuts” to the lowest levels in history foolishly thinking it was going to benefit them.

The accelerated “Tax Write Offs” only enabled the quick write off of investments in foreign countries causing the mass exodus losses in their own “Value Added” manufacturing jobs which then rippled throughout in the loss of business to other segments of the economy.

It was less than 20 years before we first saw the results of “Less Regulations” in the “Savings and Loans Banking” where the tax paying citizens had to bail out the abusive practices when the regulating safeguards were first removed from this “Savings and Loans Banking” segment.  How did they not see it would once again repeat itself in 2000 when even more Banking Regulations were removed on the broader Banking Markets?

This of course is a rhetorical question as we all know they did not even have the thought to consider looking past the mindless “Spoon Feed Rhetoric.”

Those who waved and wore lapel pins of the American Flag, outwardly demonstrating their “Loyalty and Patriotism” litmus test of assimilation to the policies that caused the crushing national debts, crashing the economy to the likes not seen since the abuses that caused the 1930’s Great Depression, and the loss of employment not only for themselves but their children coming out of college with their now massive personal debts funding their own education.

I cannot help but see the lessons from H. G. Wells’s book, “The Time Machine,” where the human race has evolved into two species.  The “Eloi,” a society of small, elegant, childlike, easily misled adults, hampered by their lack of curiosity and non-questioning or critical thinking discipline. (Mindless Republican Enablers)  The other society, the brutish light-fearing, because the light of day scrutiny would expose them for what they really are, “Morlocks,” who feed on the “Eloi.”  (Controlling Republicans)  Their relationship is not one of Lords and Servants, Employer and Employee, but of Livestock and Ranchers, and with no real challenges facing either species. They have both lost the intelligence and character of “Man” at its peak.

Based on the political prominence within the Republican Party today of both “Controlling Republicans” and “Mindless Republican Enablers,” maybe this book has accurately predicted our future as mankind if allowed to continue.

3. Confused and Indecisive Independents (This segment is still somewhat right leaning today, just not fanatical because they can’t really be bothered anymore.)

This group has lost interest and focus due to the over saturation of political corruption on both sides of the extreme political spectrum.  In essence they have just mentally shut down and will only intentionally take notice a few weeks before an election.  This segment is made up of disgruntled “Moderate Democrats and Republicans” along with true “Independent Thinkers” who do not want to be associated with the extreme rhetoric from both sides of the political spectrum.

The political divisions today are as such that this demographic segment is what swings the elections one way or the other.  So in conclusion, our economic futures and the safeguards of our civil liberties are in the hands of the “Confused and Indecisive Independents.”  This is the segment that really needs to be educated to the “Cause and Affects,” of their decisions.  Now being somewhat apathetic, or maybe better stated “Saturatedly Burned Out,” this should be a concern to all of the “Working Middle Class.”

4. Working Middle Class Democrats (Those suffering the most in today’s economic conditions and loss of civil liberties.)

This group is not solely or exclusively made up of those claiming the Democratic Political affiliation, but also clear and critical thinking moderate Republicans and Independents.  This left leaning group really refers to anyone of the financial stratification of the “Working Middle Class.”  All have seen laws that allowed predatory investment groups steal part of their retirement savings, loss of legal means to recoup these losses, loss of medical benefits for their families’, loss of “Equal Pay for Equal Work” laws protecting our wives and daughters from this employment abuse.

They have seen the even more important loss of the once legal RIGHT of “Unionized Voices” providing the collective protection voice from employer’s abuses to their workers.  With the loss of the “Unionized Voices,” the only representational voice to the “Working Middle Class” whether they were unionized or not, only cascades to all “Working Middle Classes” enabling and empowering employment abuses against us all.

Once again today we have seen the return to the callous lack of caring of Mine Workers’ protection causing the malpractice deaths of these workers in this industry.  This is just one example and not only limited to the mining industry.  Exposing workers to hazardous conditions causing illness, and sometimes ultimately death is no long a concern in other industries and some employers because the legal means for being held responsible have been diminished.  The burdens of “Less Regulations” for intentionally polluting, causing the medical burden sickness to the residents of communities in areas they operate, because the anti-polluting laws have been diluted to nothing more than a “Slap on the Wrist.”  The profits to be gained from such practices far exceed the fines and restitutions that would be paid out even if the polluting industries were found guilty of the few laws to be left on the books.

5. And last, but not least: Purged by Republicans of their voting rights “Working Poor.” (The down trodden, the already “Eloi” serfdom classes.  Those whom are targeted to be proactively purged from the voting roles as they are unjustly vilified, demographic targets, as being “Culprits to Voting Fraud,” but more to the truth of NOT likely to cast a supporting vote for  the “Controlling Republicans.”)

As too often seen in history there is always the need to have a group or segment to direct the hatred towards.  Those “Working Poor” whose burden is to accept the assigned blame for the economic conditions and loss of status within society.  They are the fist to loose their much needed employment and the last to be employed when trying to support their families the best they responsibly can.

What comes to mind is the character Rose of Sharon in the book by John Steinbeck, “Grapes of Wrath.”  We can draw so many parallels and examples from this Depression Era novel to today’s economic conditions as they are repeating themselves.

She is the younger sister to the main character, “Tom Joad.”  Rose was recently married to her husband, “Connie Rivers.”  Pregnant with his child and complicated with the loss of their home farm which they all were living on, the only option they had was to move west to California in hopes to find any kind of work as migrant labors.  Even with the worst of living conditions and the cheating of wage payment abuses from the crop owning employers, Rose of Sharon is the one adult who retains a sense of optimism in the future.  She still dreamed of a Middle Class life with her husband and child, but becomes disillusioned and then later paranoid with the reality once her husband abandons her when they reached California.  Connie Rivers tried in vain to do what was right for his family.  He tried to find employment while even trying to improve his educational status condition, but finally just could not cope any  longer with the “Dire Straights” conditions they found themselves and looses the total foresight of any viable, realistic, “HOPE.”

I am sure there are those of the downtrodden “Working Poor” that have progressed can only see the exact same outlook today.  The once “Working Middle Class” though the economic conditions that were of no fault of their own, shoved down to the level of “Working Poor,” now just trying to survive and preserve their families.  This class repression now with the addition of having your voting voice purged from the voting roles so your input will not be heard; is the most egregious, abusive fact, going on today.  An abusive fact that we as a nation did not even consider inflicting to the “Work Poor” during the “Great Depression.”

Summation:

So conclude this posting, I see this is a statement of how cruel we have become as a society and one for my mind cannot comprehend why we as a nation tolerate it.  How did we let it get this far?

For those “Mindless Republican Enablers” who supported the policies of the “Controlling Republicans,” and now finding yourselves as the new “Working Poor” or less than that stratification today, you have no one to blame but yourself.  “You were not Republicans, you were Working Middle Class!!”  The shame is your mindlessness that bought into the rhetoric which enabled and brought down the rest of your fellow “Working Middle Class” citizens in the country with your irresponsible antics.

My message to you today is to remember this and vote to start correcting this error…..that is if you are still on the voting roles!

Remember When Republicans Said It Was about Jobs in 2010

April 23, 2012

Remember before the 2010 elections when the Republicans were beating the drums with the chant, “Where’s The Jobs?”  They droned on much like the Wendy’s ad with the little old lady saying angrily with disgust, “Where’s the Beef?”  Well it soon became obvious that they were slinging something but it sure wasn’t hamburgers!

Well as it turned out the Republican took over many of the States’ Legislative Offices and Congress but they have only produced “A Big Bun…A Very Big Bun….A Very Big Fluffy Bun!”  The Republicans have shown themselves to be “All Flash and No Substance,” and they want us to vote and transfer more legislative power to them this national election?!?  What mindless person could buy into this crap yet once again this year?

For clarity, Let us all review.  Just as many in the States where the Republicans took over, those State’s citizen voters are now having “Buyers Remorse” for that decision and a person can easily cast the prediction the same will be the case should the country allow the same to happen on the national level this November election.

To the shock and outrage of many those Republican controlled State Legislatures, instead of working on the economy as they campaigned on, proceeded to pass laws on social issues such as, anti-gay rights, abortion, gun rights, laws stripping the “Working Middle Class’s” rights and “Union Busting,” laws against teaching of evolution, and laws allowing invasion of privacy of women’s bodies.

As the citizen’s reaction to push back to these abuses, we see the results today of Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who faces a recall vote on June 5.  But also, there is a lot of discontent with other “Bully” Governors, including Rick Snyder of Michigan, John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Scott of Florida, Paul LePage of Maine, Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, and even in some polls, for Chris Christie of New Jersey.

Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo of New York, Martin O’Malley of Maryland, and Dannel Malloy of Connecticut are among the Democratic Governors looking great in the polls this term as they represented the concerns and issues of the “Working Middle Class” for the better progression of their true needs.  There is a reason they call it “The Progressive Viewpoint.”

How Close Is The United States To Total Political Abuse From The Extreme Conservative Right Wing Republicans?

April 11, 2012

Andrew Thomas, the former Maricopa County attorney, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a press conference discussing illegal immigration in 2011.

 There is a sound political saying, “Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.”

 We have here today an example of things to come should the Republicans gain more control of U.S. Government.  Andrew Thomas, a former top Phoenix, Arizona Prosecutor, was disbarred for “Defiling Public Trust.”

Andrew Thomas was an anti-illegal immigration crusader used his office to destroy political enemies, filed malicious and unfounded criminal charges and committed perjury and other crimes, a state legal ethics panel ruled on Tuesday in Phoenix.

The three member panel voted unanimously to disbar Andrew Thomas, the former Maricopa County attorney, and his former top deputy, Lisa Aubuchon. “This is the story of the public trust dishonored, desecrated and defiled,” the ethics panel said.

As chief prosecutor for Arizona’s most populous county, which covers much of thePhoenix area, Thomas, a Republican, gained national prominence after joining forces with Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County’s controversial sheriff, in aggressively pursuing, detaining and prosecuting undocumented immigrants.

A series of failed public corruption prosecutions, also closely plotted with Arpaio, proved Thomas’s downfall.  After the cases collapsed, a far-reaching independent investigation authorized by the Arizona Supreme Court revealed stunning ethical lapses, according to the scathing 247 page report by the review panel.

Thomas suffered from “profound arrogance” that led him into “ethical ruin,” said the panel, headed by William O’Neill, the state’s presiding disciplinary judge.

Thomas, aided by Aubuchon, “outrageously exploited power, flagrantly fostered fear, and disgracefully misused the law,” the panel said.

In a decision read from the bench, O’Neill said the panel found “clear and convincing evidence” that Thomas and his deputy brought unfounded and malicious criminal and civil charges against political opponents, including four state judges and the state attorney general.

The charges were ultimately rejected by state grand juries or thrown out of court as meritless, but not before wrecking havoc on the lives of those targeted.

Thomas used his office to settle political scores and worked closely with Arpaio’s office in the discredited prosecutions, said Bennett Gershman, a national expert on prosecutor misconduct who acted as a consultant for the ethics investigation.  “Anybody who disagreed with them, they indicted,” Gershman said.

In one instance, Thomas brought criminal charges against a state judge with no evidence and no investigation, in order to stop the judge from filing an adverse ruling the following day in a corruption case.  In another case, Thomas indicted a county official on more than 120 misdemeanor and felony counts, despite having clear knowledge that the statute of limitations for almost all of the alleged crimes had passed more than a year earlier.

Thomas and Arpaio are under investigation by a federal grand jury for possible civil rights and other charges, according to court documents obtained by the Arizona Republic in 2010.

The War On Women Continues With Scott Walker Who Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law

April 7, 2012

If some citizens out there is still of the belief that there is NOT a “WAR ON WOMEN” from the Republican Party; well once again we have yet one more bit of evidence that even under threat of being thrown out office for the mandated abuses to the citizens of Wisconsin by his overlords, “The Koch Brothers,” Governor Scott Walker repealed the “2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act.”

Yes the Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.

The was meant to deter employers from discriminating against certain groups by giving workers more avenues via which to press charges.  Among other provisions, it allows individuals to plead their cases in the less costly, more accessible state circuit court system, rather than just in federal court.

In November, the state Senate approved SB 202, which rolled back this provision. On February, the Assembly did the same. Both were party-line votes in Republican-controlled chambers.

SB 202 was sent to Walkeron March 29.  He had, according to the state constitution, six days to act on the bill.  The deadline was 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.  The governor quietly signed the bill into law on Thursday, according to the Legislative Reference Bureau, and it is now called Act 219.

Walker’s office did not return repeated requests for comment.

State Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee), the authors of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, criticized Walker on Thursday for not informing the public of his actions on SB 202.

“We are finally starting to see progress here in Wisconsin, yet like their counterparts across the country, Legislative Republicans want to turn back the clock on women’s rights in the workplace,” said Hansen.

Women earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make. In Wisconsin, it’s 75 cents, according to the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WAWH), which also estimates that families in the state “lose more than $4,000 per year due to unequal pay.”

Business associations lobbied in support of SB 202, according to the state’s Government Accountability Board. Groups like Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association all backed the repeal.

Sara Finger, executive director of WAWH, said that the repeal was a “demoralizing attack on women’s rights, health, and well being.”

“Economic security is a women’s health issue,” she said. “The salary women are paid directly affects the type and frequency of health care services they are able to access. At a time when women’s health services are becoming more expensive and harder to obtain, financial stability is essential to maintain steady access.”

Walker is facing a recall election in June. The two frontrunners on the Democratic side who are competing to unseat him, former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, sharply criticized the governor for allowing the repeal bill to become law.

Falk said Walker has “turned back the clock for women across Wisconsin.”

So for every FATHER with a DAUGHTER, a BROTHER with a SISTER, for every TRUE MAN WITH A MOTHER, the Republicans in control of Wisconsin see fit to enable employers to keep 51% of the U.S.population, THE WOMEN IN OUR LIVES, in unequal pay and health care, which economically enslaves those who are so important in our lives.

Epilog:

FOLLOW THE MONEY!!

As Mitt Romney campaigned across Wisconsin, and repeatedly praised Governor Scott Walker’s leadership, calling him a “hero” and “a man of courage.”

(MITT is an ASSHOLE with the medical smoke blower from the previous posting)

But with Walker’s signing yesterday of a bill making it harder for women to enforce in court their right to equal pay, Walker showed how far Republicans are willing to go to undermine not only women’s health care, but also their economic security. Does Romney think women should have ability to take their bosses to court to get the same pay as their male coworkers? Or does he stand with Governor Walker against this?

I THINK WE TRULY KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. What a group of true slimy BASTARDS and for all who are supporting them!

Do You Recognize This Medical Instrument?

April 5, 2012

Thought you would enjoy this educational moment in American History.

Can you name this strange old tool?  Do you know what it is?

Tobacco Smoke Enema Kit

Tobacco Smoke Enemas (1750s – 1810s)

The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims.  A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum.

The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “Blow Smoke Up One’s Ass.”

With the Republican Party so indebted and financially subservient to the whims of the Tobacco Institution today, this has been reintroduced in WashingtonD.C. by the “Extreme Element” within the “Republican Dominated Congress” as their counter proposal to the “Affordable Health Care Bill” being currently debated in the Supreme Count.

This new medical treatment proposal will be a major part of their “New Health Care Program” as the Republican Party is so talented and acclimated in the art of the Tea Party’s “Blow Smoke Up Your Ass” illogical and non-critical thinking policies.

So Here’s To Your New Republican HEALTH…….CARE?