Thursday, December 16, 2010

Economic Liberty

Dylan Ratigan has a real passion for returning work to the American people. (click title to entry - thank you)

He is adopting the Liberty Bell for the purpose.

I have never seen the Liberty Bell.  I wanted to this past summer, but, I was called home due to my Father's illness.

Nice sentitment.  I hope Dylan is successful.

Commentary about liberals and liberalism doesn't get more demented than this.

...“This is a family that once had the presidency and two Senate seats, and they’re now down to the mayor of Santa Monica,” said Darrell M. West, a Brookings Institute scholar. “It’s a pretty dramatic fall, and it’s symbolic of the decline of liberalism.”...

The Kennedy family has been a backbone to the changes this country instituted on so many fronts, especially Civil Rights.  Where does any American  from the gall to begin to see this magnifident American family in some kind of defeat as if packing up with their tail  between their legs.

Ludicrous only begins to describe it.

The Right Wing Morons are so hungry for their money they are chomping at the bit for any kind of demise of some of the most magnificient Americans that lived.

I could begin with Joe Kennedy, a war hero that died with a return to service after having the ability to complete his service and return home.  The family lineage goes on from there and the toll 'service to country' took on them is more than any family should be asked to bear.

Normally, an assassinated President and Brother would have discouraged any other member of the family, but, both surviving Kennedy brothers went on to carry out the work of the nation without so much as a blink at their potential demise, which was realized with Bobby.

The Kennedy family has added to the landscape of Amerikana for decades of time that cannot and will not be erased.  My gratitude for their service to the country will always exist without a doubt.  They have inspired leaders that followed them, besides their family members such as Patrick, the Clintons were more than a disciple to the guardianship of sincere liberty to all Americans. 

People like Goodnough want anxiously to PLANT as sign stating "Liberalism is Dead," long live Sarah and the Momma Gizzlies.  I guess being a 'real American' has gone out of style in some ways being replaced by ME, ME AND ONLY ME.

If anything, the tombstone should read, "The USA is Dead, Long Live the Plutocracy and Greed."

Senator Ted Kennedy's death marks an end of an era. (click here)  The larger than life Kennedy family played an important role in American politics for decades. John F. Kennedy served in Congress from 1947 through 1960 and became President of the United States in 1960 before his assassination in 1963. Robert F. Kennedy was the United States Attorney General and a U.S. Senator from New York until his assassination in 1968....

'Gratefully, the American people aren't as dim as their press."

Poll: Bush most unpopular in modern history  (click here)
May 1st, 2008
02:30 PM ET
..."No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president's disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland....

If this was actually about rape it would be ludicrous. I do worry about the two women in the middle of all this, too.

...A British judged decided Thursday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be freed on bail with conditions, rejecting the Crown's appeal to an earlier court's decision to grant bail to the public face of the secret-spilling website.

Mr. Assange is to return to court Jan. 11 for an extradition hearing. The judge said if he absconded, Mr. Assange would make supporters, including director Michael Moore, look "naive, foolish and deceitful."...

The Huffington Post's Naomi Wolf is publishing some interesting articles regarding the rape charges, too.

...I started working (click here) as a counselor in a UK center for victims of sexual assault in my mid-twenties. I also worked as a counselor in a battered women's shelter in the US, where sexual violence was often part of the pattern of abuse. I have since spent two decades traveling the world reporting on and interviewing survivors of sexual assault, and their advocates, in countries as diverse as Sierra Leone and Morocco, Norway and Holland, Israel and Jordan and the Occupied Territories, Bosnia and Croatia, Britain, Ireland and the united States....

I worry the women's lives have been completely disrupted at some level and their safety is a concern.

...The fantasy is that somehow this treatment (click here) -- a global manhunt, solitary confinement in the Victorian cell that drove Oscar Wilde to suicidal despair within a matter of days, and now a bracelet tracking his movements -- is not atypical, because somehow Sweden must be a progressively hot-blooded but still progressively post-feminist paradise for sexual norms in which any woman in any context can bring the full force of the law against any man who oversteps any sexual boundary.
Well, I was in Norway in March of this year at a global gathering for women leaders on International Women's Day, and heard extensively from specialists in sex crime and victims' rights in Sweden. So I knew this position taken by the male-dominated US, British and Swedish media was, basically, horsesh-t....

Troops out now.

...Taliban momentum (click title to entry - thank you)  has been "arrested in much of the country and reversed in some key areas, although these gains remain fragile and reversible", the five-page summary said.
The review indicated that the administration was "setting conditions" to begin the "responsible reduction" of troops in July.
The overview of the long-awaited report contained little evidence to back up its conclusions and is considerably more upbeat than a separate, gloomier report carried out by the US National Intelligence Estimates. This report, which represents the collective view of 16 US agencies including the CIA, said the chance of success was limited unless Pakistan tackled safe havens for the Taliban along its side of the border....

I honestly don't know where to begin the insults anymore. I have listened to decades of stupidity and it doesn't get any better.

Complain to the website regarding the graphic nature of the definition.  I don't want to hear it.  It is  by far the best description of a Republican and Tea Party idiot that I can find.

dolt (click here) - A mental retard who is clueless not only about current events, but also has the IQ level of a rock. "Dolt" may be the most sophisticated insult in the English language. Dolts commonly populate such stereotypes as jocks, nerds, fruits, bookworms, and dorks.

You're a dolt.
Last night while I slept, Paul Rivere came riding through my dreams crying, "The Plutocrats are coming.  The Plutocrats are coming."  Woke me out of a dead sleep.

When Ronald Reagan was in office, it was that the Homeless have a right to be homeless in the USA.  That was the most amazing statement I thought I would ever hear from a United States President.  The man that stood at the Berlin Wall yelling to Mr. Gorbachev was now PROUD of the fact in the USA citizens have a right to sleep over a heating vent in the street.

Amazing.  How ludicrous does it get?  At least in some countries the HAVES take their responsibility of 'BROTHERHOOD' seriously.

Now after the greatest and most ludicrous economic collapse that would have been worse then the Great Depression if President Obama didn't come riding to the rescue of the country, the people of the USA have the right to not only be frisked by Wall Street, lose their homes to foreclosure, be homeless and jobless due to out sourcing for profit, but, they can also have the right to die for their country in the street so the HAVES can pocket the profits.

I have never heard anything as ludicrous as the decisions made in Virginia and the political fodder afterward in my entire life. 

When are the Plutocrats, including Reaganites, ever going to 'get it?' 


I can't wait until the USA Senate is AGAIN a majority by 51 votes. 

Every person in the USA is allowed to define and have their own culture.  They are allowed to share it and have it grow.  The Right Wing Dolts of the country seem to believe the ONLY aspect of life that is important is CULTURE.

They have it hugely "W"rong.

They have had it hugely "W"rong for decades of time and they just don't 'get it.' 

Dying in the streets of the USA from Plutocratic decisions in the private sector is NOT LIBERTY.

Pursing life, liberty and happiness REQUIRES one is breathing.

The mandate received by President Obama in the 2008 elections is completely obvious.  He was to save this country right Right Wing idiots that only learned to count money in school.

Liberty is NOT about money.  It is about the personal freedoms generations of Americans have died to protect.

It is about every American being able to reach beyond their current 'status' in life and achieve it.  It is not about bailing out banks that push an entire global economy over the edge while working people lose their homes to collapsing economies.

It is about enjoying the advancements of society as each generation is promised a more fulfilling life than the one before and fulfilling does not mean a person has reached millionaire or billionaire status at the cost of others suffering.

Foreclosure, homelessness and death by CEO Health Care Industry decision is NOT a right in the USA.  It is an unfortunate state of affairs NO ONE, including the Right Wing anybody should be proud of.  Being proud of THOSE values is political ambition and NOT morality.  Being at chronic war is not a STATUS symbol we should all be proud of either.  It is why the people of Russia seem to be taking pride in their President signing the S.T.A.R.T. agreement.  I like Russians.  They like us.  They want peace and so do I.  They want to save endangered species and host all kinds of world class games. 

Being communist is NOT a precursor to being as ludicrous and stupid as the American Plutocrats are.  I especially like the Russian people for all the compassion they show in this world toward each other and the world in general.  The Presidents and Prime Ministers of that country have helped move their country to a place where productive dialogue can happen.  That is an achievement that the Plutocrats in the USA can't seem to get their minds around.

Why is that?  Why is it that a Russian President signed a treaty to return nuclear sanity to the world?  Why is it that a Russia Prime Minister is more interested in saving endangered species on a warming planet than a Republican USA President? 

I have to put up with Freedom of Speech at any cost, but, I sure as hell don't have to put up with idiocy and immorality at any cost. 

No different than a Republican that can't get their minds around the threat to arctic Polar Bears due to the Climate Crisis, we now have dead Americans due to the Climate Crisis.  Why does it make sense to SAVE THE POLAR BEAR?  I wonder.

Republicans rather pocket the cash, run up American debt to the peril of the fiscal stability of the country and have Americans die in the street because of misfortunte brought on by the Plutocratic priorities of Wall Street than EVER believe in sincere morality.  Somehow, yelling out patriotism at every rally has this 'wholesomeness' that citizrens want to believe is actually virtuous while people die in the streets of the USA by the same idiot decision makers.

(CBS)  When President Obama (click here) spoke of "the winter of our hardship" in his inaugural address, no one in America understood that better than the folks 60 Minutes met in Wilmington, Ohio. They're people in the grip of a brutal series of layoffs at DHL, the shipping company. Their experience was part of the news this past week that new claims for unemployment benefits are the highest in 26 years.

Since the economic crash of 2008, taxpayers have committed to more than $1 trillion in various bailouts of Wall Street. But not much of that is reaching families in crisis. On kitchen tables, headlines from Washington and New York lie beside unpaid tuition bills and foreclosure notices. After all the speeches and parties of Inauguration Day, what were the families in Wilmington asking?...

..."We could tell you what we did on a daily basis, but you wouldn't believe it. You know, boxes in a big container, and it'll weigh 800 pounds, you push it out the door through eight inches of snow, and push it up on a barge, and we were idiots enough that we did it by ourselves. We worked as a team, and we had a good friend right along side of us," Keith Rider tells correspondent Scott Pelley....

...The mayor told 60 Minutes one out of three households has a family member working at the air park.

Angela and John Pica are raising four children on two air park salaries. Angela started at Airborne Express when she was 19. Now, as a supervisor, she walks laid off workers to the company gate and takes their ID badges away.

"Today, I escorted five individuals out today. Last week, I think I escorted three," she tells Pelley.

Asked what the last thing is she says to them, Pica says, "I tell them that I wish them the best. And it has been a pleasure, working with every one of them, because they're a great bunch of people. And they deserve so much better than this."

Think LOCAL ECONOMY.  Think 'truly' Small Business.  Save your lives and your children's lives from the Plutocracy. 

 Do it TODAY !

...On 13 December 2010 the investor (click here) and trader community that has recently calmed down was simply dumbfounded by the announcement made by one of the world’s most trustworthy rating agencies, Moody’s. It forecasted that it might decrease US investment rating in 2012. According to Moody’s analysts, the economic situation in the US is getting worse and ‘is suffering’ because of an extension of tax benefits adopted as a compromise by US Congress upon agreement reached between Republicans and Democrats. What forecasts about the US are behind such rather strange wording of Moody’s?...

Now why doesn't everyone tell us who EXACTLY is fiscally responsible?  The President or the Right Wing Plutocrats and their defunct economic ideologies?