Showing posts with label abortion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label abortion. Show all posts

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A stick and a carrot

Ron Paul is THEIR carrot.
Are you Jack-ass enough to follow it?

Look at the caliber of people they have presented here.
Not a single one could muster enough people dumb enough to vote to allow one of them their finger on a nuclear trigger.

EXCEPT; Ron Paul, of course.

Sure, he has a couple of real bumps that would be hard for folks to take, but hey, he's talking about ending the wars.

Think about that for one minute......

A President Paul would have WHO, and WHAT, in the House and Senate to deal with?
WHICH of his policies are THE most likely to see through?

The end of the wars?
Who in Congress has been talking about that?
Not the Republicans.
Not very many Democrats either.

How likely is he to get the backing needed to retract the arms-sales race?

How about his other policies?

Deregulation of vast industries.
This one he will likely get traction on.
I imagine every district of Congress has a need for jobs, and what better way than to deregulate everything?

So yeah, we'll get some jobs back.
At what cost?
Only Gahd knows.

Then there's his policies on health care.....OR should I say LACK of health care policy?
OR, better yet, his lack of care about health care....and pensions..... and Federal disaster emergency funds....and Medicaid.....and Social Security.....and Medicare.....

Well, we'll just HAVE to sacrifice SOMEWHERE, right?
He'll get the traction he needs for this too.
They'll move the retirement age up to 72 cause, you know, people are living longer now, even as they poison us with our phood and fluoridate our water along with heavy-metal pollutants.

The pipeline will roll across the Great Plains. Covering a diversity of ecosystems, some farmland, some grazing, and some of it wildlife fly-overs, while it staggers South, over the Oglala Aquafier, THE source of fresh water for millions of people in several States, until finally reaching the Gulf of Mexico.
All of this is going to happen even though the one year old Keystone pipeline 1 (YES, as in the first 1) has had over 30 leaks since it went online.
A leak last year sent thousands of gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River, near Lake Michigan.

I don't know about you but, I don't see a carrot....
....I smell a RAT!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The rich create the jobs.....

What fu@%ing country do you live in?
What Year is it?
Do you know your name?



     These are all questions you might ask a stroke victim.
Instead, we must ask these questions of the people who spout such nonsense as "The rich create the jobs".

Thursday, October 27, 2011;
     Money is NOT worth LESS
     Money is WORTHLESS!


The dollar today is printed out of thin air. There are trillions of them floating around.
The real elite do not have, nor want, DOLLARS.
That is PAPER.


Dollars are for dullards.
     Dollars are for the peon masses. Dollars are dirty and therefore only kept by the unkempt. The rich? They demand something more......tangible today.


The "dollar" economy cannot help but collapse upon itself.


But first, let's go back a minute;

     There was a time.................. a time long gone by now, when the rich people of this country DID create the working class, the middle class.

The rich from the "robber baron" years, along with many other people of science, mathematics and culture, brought on the industrial revolution.
Along with giant industry, were brought millions of jobs as inventors came up with every new thing they could that ran on electricity, gas, coal and/or steam.
Soon the country was producing unique, helpful products and ever new machinery, and they needed people to build, sell, and otherwise distribute these products around the country.
     They were easily able to ramp up production of military equipment for the country when WW2 came along. By the time "The Big one" was over, prosperity flushed the nation.
Now America's ingenuity (and dominance) was recognized around the globe.
We were now making the most advanced, technologically forward products at home and around the world.
     The people who worked these jobs prospered, and they hired people to fix their furnace, remodel their basement, update their electrical service. 
     The people who did THOSE jobs ate at restaurants, needed to keep their vehicles running properly, and their wives got their nails done.

     Those were the days.......


But those days are now longggggggg goooooone, as my favorite baseball announcer would have said.

Today's rich are not re-stimulating our economy.
Instead, they are enriching the economies of many other Nations FIRST (and foremost), and they are using the same M.O. on the rest of the free world; 

     "If you raise taxes on the rich, they will flee the country".

    That is EXACTLY what they told London, helping Tony Blair to back down on his pre-election speech that he would raise taxes on the rich and corporations.
     
     The rich are no longer creating jobs here, other than that of chauffeur, doorman, and waiter/ess, and these jobs do not translate into the snowball effects described above "in the good ol' days". 
They relate to an economy that is service worker, and below.

     People will no longer be able to pay the price for services that they could afford when we were in the "OLD" economy, so electricians can expect to accept less for their work, or not get any work. Same with plumbers, hair dressers, auto mechanics, and the rest.

     There just isn't going to be any money out there to afford the scale of prices that were common for these trades then. Everybody will have to accept less and scale back in the new economy coming to America.

     Lets stop kidding ourselves. The "good old days" are just that, the good, OLD, days.

     We must now prepare ourselves for a NEW time, a new era, a new ZEITGEIST.
We must now become our OWN job creators. We will again start to barter with one another for our services and goods.
     Families are going to decide they simply cannot afford to live in a house by themselves and take in, or move in with, other family members to help meet the bills. 
     There will be less money to keep 2 and 3 cars per family, and cars will be kept for longer periods than was the norm.

     But we'll still be able to run the country with the tax money that will come from the ultra-rich and corporations who want to stay here and pay their fair share of taxes, or hit the road and have no American base for right-offs and rebates.


     We do not need corporations to create jobs in America.
We have the man-power, we have the technology, we have the raw materials, and we have our own tenacity to succeed.

Look out world, we can change it again....

Friday, April 8, 2011

Change?

WTF

     It's hard to sit quietly these days and watch the animals roar over each other to be the loudest of the pack.

I'm an independent minded guy, I like some Republican candidates and I like some Democratic candidates. I listen to what they represent and decide whether that is what is important to me.
But to listen to some of the rhetoric today, one would think that there is only ONE party that will save the nation.
I have been a voter for over 30 years now. I have seen them come and I have seen them go.
There is NO one party that can, or will do the job of setting this nation back on it's feet.
It took the complicity of both parties to bring us here and it will take the work of both parties to get us out of this mess.
But we are a nation divided right now.
We just went through a leadership that promised to be a "uniter, not a divider" and all we got was a trillion dollar sink hole and more further apart than ever before than any time I can remember.
Now we have a new President.
He promised to change the status quo in Washington, change the way things worked, give the voters their voice back in government.
Instead he has surrounded himself with many of the same old tired pol pals, ensuring the continuance of the "good old boy's" club, and there is little difference in policy, even extending the last administration's wars, renditions, and attacks on the people's rights with the unPATRIOTic Act.

$1 trillion dollars.
Man, wrap your mind around that for a minute.
A trillion dollars is a heck of alot of dinero.
Now, there were a lot of wheels in motion that brought us to our knees, but the act of taking us to war against a country that posed no threat to us, and against a group that could not be found, has really come back to bite us HARD.
We have spent over a trillion dollars on this "war" so far, and what has it gotten US?
What, exactly, has our folly wrought us?
Do we have access to more oil?
Do we have cheaper oil?
Have our countrymen been put back to work building war equipment like in WWII?
Has our economy rebounded because of this war?

What could we have done instead with that trillion dollars?
What would our economy look like today had we spent that money on rebuilding our infrastructure, putting in mass transit trains across the country, making funds available to small business instead of corporations?
What could we have done with a trillion dollars spent HERE?

Who knows? We will NEVER know now. The money is GONE, never to return.
SOME people made multi-millions from the war though.
It did enrich a select few.

And today we have a groundswell of people calling for the return of the very people who enriched themselves at OUR expense.
I hear churches outright degrading our President for not expanding the war. CHURCHES, complaining that we aren't killing enough heathens. Meanwhile, they are the same people complaining that we cannot afford, or do not want, national health care.
It is all just so mind bending.
How does one rationalize in one's mind that we don't have the money for health care for our citizens, but we give the Iraqi people free health care with our tax dollars.
What kind of world is it when churches are complaining that we aren't spending enough money on war?
We don't have the money for health care for our children or parents, but we have to stop abortion?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Conservative values?

Only in the mindset of the conservative can one find the polarity of abortion and health care.
On the one hand, conservatives like to say they are "pro-life" (as if anybody that is NOT a "conservative" is "pro-death"), yet they are dead set against universal health care.
How is it that one wants to demand that a pregnant woman deliver the baby to term, then turn around and refuse her and her children access to health care?
WHAT?
Now don't get me wrong, I AM against abortion myself.
I would NEVER suggest to someone that they get an abortion just because they were irresponsible.
To save the mothers life? Of course
In the case of rape? Of course.
But how can I tell a woman, a young girl, NOT to get an abortion when it is clear that she has no way of providing adequate health care for her baby?
If WE are going to insist that babies be brought to bear, then WE MUST be willing to provide our citizens with health care so that they themselves are healthy enough to care for their family, and their family is healthy enough to grow into fit adults.
When I put all of the pieces together it is even scarier.
Since Roe Vs. Wade in '73, it is said that more than 45 million abortions have taken place.
45 MILLION abortions!
That is a lot of babies, for sure.
Sad too.
Now let's take a look at our current economic situation.
Add those 45 million fetus' to our current society.
What would our country look like today, with 45 million more children and adults without insurance, without jobs, without hope?
It is imperative that we elect representatives that will work to fix the problems of joblessness, homelessness and health care access before we bring another child into a society that offers them nothing but despair and hopelessness.
In a society that offers hope and health, the abortion problem would likely dry up and next to disappear.