Monday, June 11, 2012

AG Holder has a cesspool of obstinate governor officials that were former criminals to deal with.

Why is it so obvious now that Issa is playing intimidation tactics with the Attorney's General?

Why not just arrest Rick Scott? He is Governor of Florida and is breaking the law. What is so difficult here? Other elected officials have to step in and stop the criminal activity of the Governor? He needs to be removed from office. Scott is not trustworthy and other elected Republicans are scrambling to stay in the right side of the law. The federal laws. Why put everyone else through this when there is a former criminal doing what he does best.

30 Elected Florida Republicans Stop Rick Scott’s Voter Purge (click here)

By Judd Legum on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced he would defy the Department of Justice and push forward with his purge of thousands of registered voters. The process has targeted hundreds of fully eligible U.S. voters.
Scott and other prominent Republicans in Florida argue that the Justice Department’s actions were motivated by partisanship. Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), for example, directly accused Attorney General Eric Holder of “working to enable voter fraud” to get Obama elected.
But Scott’s battle with the Department of Justice may end up being more symbolic than substantive. Why? All of Florida’s county election supervisors, who are ultimately responsible for maintaining the voter rolls, refuse the execute the purge. Florida’s 67 local election supervisors include 30 Republicans....

Scott wants to violate the law and put party before citizens, so why bother to play out a hideous scenario? Scott has a criminal past, that counts!

Scott has a lot of company in their decision to break the law, the AG can clean up the entire mess if he sincerely wants to.

Since February of 2012 the drought has resulted in the areas currently on fire and moving at a mile an hour in some places.

High Park Fire in Larimer County now up to 36,000 acres burned (click here)

By Kieran Nicholson and Monte Whaley

The Denver Post

Massive wildfires (click here for a garary of images) in the drought-parched West are spreading across Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and other states. Wyoming has diverted aircraft from two fires to help with a massive blaze in Colorado, and Canada has sent two aerial bombers to help control the fires.

There are assets being called in from Alaska and Canada to help combat the wildfires. But, these are directly related to drought conditions. If they were started by negligence of campers or on purpose by an arsonist, the current conditions are allowing these fires to race out of control.

The Republican Congress needs to take a good look at the states on fire and the states where drought exists. There is a reason for it, called anthropogenic Climate Crisis. When the political Right Wing goes home on their frequent breaks this year they need to realize their CUTS in domestic spending have left the lower 48 states short on capital investment to fight these fires. When your constituents complain about their homes being lost and the fires burning out of control, REMEMBER THAT. Maybe the GOP will consider empowering their constituencies with large diameter garden hoses from now on since supporting firefighters and emergency workers is out of the question!

Natasha Trethewey is the nation's 19th Poet Laureate

She hails from Mississippi where her work is well known.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Natasha Trethewey recalls her young years in Mississippi, during a break in her speaking schedule at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.

Natasha Trethewey (click here) was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, in 1966. She earned an M.A. in poetry from Hollins University and M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Massachusetts.

Her first collection of poetry, Domestic Work (2000), was selected by Rita Doveas the winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African American poet and won both the 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry.

Since then, she has published two more collections of poetry, including Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Bellocq's Ophelia (2002). Her latest collection of poems, Thrall is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September of 2012....

Published 06/11/2012 12:00 AM

Updated 06/08/2012 05:32 PM

While Trethewey was a college freshman, her mother was killed by a stepfather Tretheway had long feared.
"I started writing poems as a response to that great loss, much the way that people responded, for example, after 9/11," she told The Associated Press. "People who never had written poems or turned much to poetry turned to it at that moment because it seems like the only thing that can speak the unspeakable."
Trethewey, 46, an English and creative writing professor at Emory University in Atlanta, recently was named the 19th U.S. poet laureate.
The Pulitzer Prize winner is the nation's first poet laureate to hail from the South since the initial one - Robert Penn Warren - was named by the Library of Congress in 1986. She is also Mississippi's top poet and will be the first person to serve simultaneously as a state and U.S. Laureate....

Graphic Language - Michael Moore has this on his website today and it is interesting to note...

...this was recorded by HBO on November 5, 2005. It was released as part of an album called, "Life is Worth Losing." Below is the album cover. 

George Carlin was great. He was an entertainer and comedian. He had problems with alcoholism and died on June 22, 2008. When he recorded "Life is Worth Losing" he had not taken an alcoholic beverage in nearly a year. 

Mr. Carlin had won five Grammy awards in his lifetime, which is not an easy achievement. 

This recording on You Tube became popular in 2008 with his death to celebrate his profit like character. It has continued its popularity through 2010 with the reality Americans are now facing in regard to the degradation of the Middle Class, unions and the social entitlements this country have been proud of to continue help for those less fortunate. 

The words he spoke in this performance in November of 2005 are uncanny. They are strangely a foretelling. Needless to say he has not been popular in right wing political circles, but, no one can deny Carlin was more than correct and we are seeing his words play out in our lives everyday.

I thank Michael Moore for reminding us what exactly we are facing and to believe it is the truth and not a mire illusion of the mind.

The Serengeti Highway is taking its toll on some of the most delicate populations of wildlife in the world.

"Witnessed today along Arusha-Namanga road less than ten minutes before i got there...If we don't put more efort on stoping the Serengeti highway,this is what will be happening in every single day. Just reminding you what i just saw today was a road kill that involved one of tha most endangered species in Africa and Serengeti eco-system itself, there only 250 cheetahs only...."

Serengeti Watch (click here)

The fastest land (click here) animal in the world, the cheetah is a marvel of evolution. The cheetah's slender, long-legged body is built for speed. Cheetahs are tan in color with black spots all over their bodies. They can also be distinguished from other big cats by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive "tear stripes" that stretch from the corner of the eye to the side of the nose.

The Moon is not responsible for the flooding, but, it could make it worse on the New Moon on June 19th at 9:03 AM.

June 10. 2012

The Waning Gibbous

The Third Quarter

53.4% lit

21.8 day old Moon

During the moon's quarter phases the sun and moon work at right angles, causing the bulges to cancel each other. The result is a smaller difference between high and low tides and is known as a neap tide. Neap tides are especially weak tides. They occur when the gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun are perpendicular to one another (with respect to the Earth). Neap tides occur during quarter moons.

The Republicans like to assign the sun activity as the reason for the Climate Crisis. I thought I'd clarify the tide on Earth is not the reason for the flooding. It is the 

Damage assessment begins in Escambia, Santa Rosa (click here)

Thousands without power as squall intensifies

Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are assessing damage today even as heavy rains keep adding to the severe flooding this weekend.

Damage is already estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars.

Escambia officials expect damages to cost more than $20 million. In Santa Rosa, officials estimated that the Midway area alone saw more than $1.5 million in damage to dozens of homes.

The extensive storm system that stalled over Escambia and Santa Rosa counties Saturday dumped up to 13.11 inches of rain by nightfall, the second-highest single-day total ever recorded in Pensacola....