S 1867: Killing The Bill of Rights and Declaring War on Americans
Once this becomes law, you will be living in a different kind of America, one that no longer guarantees certain inalienable rights. Americans will have no rights whatsoever in America -- no due process, no First Amendment speech rights, no right to remain silent or to be tried by a jury of your peers. You will only have the right to a military tribunal with a military judge and a military lawyer.
Friday, November 8, 2013(52 comments)
Arranging the Deck Chairs While Death Comes from Japan
Today is my 63rd birthday. I have three Grandchildren and some Nephews and Nieces. The situation for me is this, by the time the radiation from Fukushima reaches me, it will take some time to affect my wife and I. My Grandchildren and other young people will not be so lucky. Already on the West Coast the milk is radioactive. It is below the "safety threshold" right now so you don't really hear about it.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013(18 comments)
The Fix is In. The Revolution is Coming.
So how is this farce going to end? I can see it now. Obama will put ALL entitlements except Obamacare on the chopping block. The people in our government will ask all Americans to make a huge sacrifice in order to keep our nation afloat. The government will loot the Social Security trust fund to keep their military afloat and give us the finger.
Sunday, June 12, 2011(1 comments)
Interview with Finian Cunningham: Bahrain and the U.S. Role
Mr. Cunningham has bravely offered us a glimpse into this nation and a personal accounting of what's tagging place. We read about Syria and Libya, but hardly anything about Bahrain. This is probably due to the vested interest we have because of our fleet. We discuss this in the interview and come to some very sobering conclusions about U.S. foreign policy.
Prime-time Politics for the Masses
For every progressive politician out there, there are three or four politicians that go where the money is. For every progressive out there that believes we are going to win by being right, there are five or six slime balls supporting people that have all the money and can afford to buy air time.
Sunday, July 20, 2014(40 comments)
The Truth About Ukraine
Russia didn't start this conflict. The United States in tandem with some European nations did. The goal of the United States, regardless of what the government and the talking heads in the media tell you, is to bring the Ukraine into the Western fold, have the IMF and the World Bank come in and rape this nation by making loans that they can never repay.
Friday, May 10, 2013(60 comments)
The American "Helplessness Syndrome" and How to Defeat It
The hard-liners in the Republican Party say that it isn't the government's job to coddle people that can't make it in today's society. They have nurtured and reinforced the meme that everyone in America has an equal chance at grabbing that big brass ring, and if they can't, then it is their own fault, any other reason that is given is just an excuse.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013(11 comments)
What's Really Going On in Korea
Don't think that our government is in any way dreading an attack from North Korea. The fact is" this would play right into the hands of the American Empire. While the United States is not publically supporting any provocations against the North Korean regime right now, they did send nuclear-capable B2 Bombers from the US to fly over the Korean Peninsula. This provocation really started the ball rolling.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010(6 comments)
Bob Dylan's Concert Last Night. OMG!
If you were to look at the reviews of his concerts at the various ticket outlets, you may have noticed that the reviews weren't exactly "stunning", and if by going with these reviews you decided that maybe it wasn't worth the price of admission, well, I feel sorry for you. I have only this to say about the concert: OMG!
Friday, June 24, 2016(116 comments)
Is Sanders a "Principled Sellout"?
The party that claims to represent the middle class, the party that speaks of "progressive" values, the party that elected FDR and JFK, chose a woman that has proven to everyone to be a liar, a war hawk and generally a despicable human being.
Saturday, December 7, 2013(15 comments)
Military Madness, The TPP and The Empire
I'm just making suggestions, asking questions and informing my fellow Americans on issues they should be aware of. I believe that most Americans are afraid to question authority and those that are not are lulled into a false sense of security by the mainstream media. Still there are many Americans that are justifiably as outraged as I am by the behavior of our government.
Sunday, July 15, 2012(5 comments)
Is Syria Worth World War III?
The scenario of Turkey being attacked by Syria is a real possibility. Even if Syria doesn't attack Turkey, and Turkey attacks Syria, do nations ever advertise the fact that they fired the first shot? This would be ridiculous when you consider that they would lose the protection that being a member State of NATO provides.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017(14 comments)
"The Richest Nation On Earth" Why Are Many Americans Broke?
We have enemies across the world that we ourselves have created. One only must look at the demonization of Russia to understand how United States makes an enemy. The United States needs an enemy to justify the amount of money spent on the military. We are all being sold a giant bill of goods.
Sunday, December 20, 2015(19 comments)
It's Crunch Time for America
For years I have been writing about how our government has been hijacked from the people and how special interests have been manipulating the media to fulfill the agenda of the Military Industrial Complex. You can call it the Military Industrial Corporate Complex or any new-age nuance, but it is still the thing that Dwight President David Eisenhower described in his last addresses to the nation.
Thursday, October 19, 2017(45 comments)
Did He Really "Know What He Signed Up For"?
The idea of giving your life in a country where the people hate you and see you as part of imperial occupation is disturbing to say the least, and when most Americans are oblivious to the fact of what you're doing, is like dying for nothing. Most generals and politicians don't even bother to look at the names of the people who have died fighting in the military. To them, their lives are just collateral damage.
The Monsanto Revolution
The Monsanto debacle has proven, beyond any shadow of a doubt that the commercial media is in the hands of the rich and powerful.
Saturday, October 29, 2011(20 comments)
This Time It's For Real
People are pissed. When interviewed for the mainstream news they give relatively mild answers to why they are there. Out of the camera view, there is real anger toward the 1% that controls everything. George Carlin said it best when he proclaimed that "The country is run by one big club "And you ain't in it!"
Saturday, June 7, 2014(10 comments)
Discontent is Becoming Epidemic
The American people are quite aware of a great many things like huge corporations that pay no income taxes, like the fact that we jail more people than any nation on Earth, that we are one of the last industrialized nations without universal healthcare, the suicide rate among veterans is mind boggling and that the Occupy Movement was here one day and gone the next.
Friday, April 13, 2018(2 comments)
If Ever There Was a Time...
The American government must take a timeout and reconsider exactly what is at stake in this coming conflict. In the chaos that is war, all it takes to one miscalculation, one excited soldier pulling the trigger or toggling a missile and the result could be catastrophic. Is it worth chancing the destruction of mankind in a nuclear holocaust?
Wednesday, January 10, 2007(4 comments)
Estimate of the World's Oil Reserves
Estimates of fossil fuel production that the government probably wishes was not made common knowledge. Check it out, according to this, we have less time than anyone thought.
Thursday, April 2, 2015(31 comments)
My Redneck Friends. They are a Lot Like You.
I've been in the real world lately in South Carolina. I joined a pool league and started meeting people from all walks of life. Still, everyone I hang with is proud to be a redneck. I don't care. It's a funny thing that I get along with these people are a proud bunch of Southern Boys, no doubt.
Why Capitalism Is Failing
Today, there are leading intellectuals, such as Chris Hedges among others, who are saying that capitalism is in its death throes. Having never been a fan of unfettered capitalism, I find this verdict a source of hope for constructive change, but also of fear for what could be very dangerous consequences.
Friday, January 6, 2017(29 comments)
What is Really Going On in Politics
If you look at this outside of the political spectrum you understand what this is all about; it is about opportunism. Both sides the Democrats and Republicans are just trying to support the people that support their agenda at the time regardless of right or wrong. Both the Democrats and Republicans will support anyone who support them regardless of what happens to the American people.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011(9 comments)
Are You Proud of your Country? I'm Not!
This article has been torturing me for the last five years. I know I should have written it a long time ago, but either the World situation wasn't right, or I was was daunted by the thought of writing this narrative that I knew would bea task that I didn't really want to start. I take the blame for not writing this sooner, but we are all human and beset by inadequacy.
Friday, December 12, 2014(113 comments)
News Flash!: America Sucks
So this is the "New America". This is the exceptional, indispensable nation that the World cannot live without. I don't know about you, but I sincerely believe that the time has come to either change this rotten- to-the-core-system we live under, or it's time to get the hell out of Dodge. This America sucks. I don't see anything good about it anymore. It stinks like dead fish.
Saturday, May 26, 2012(6 comments)
Capitalism and Socialism
Since the Early 1970's the economic model of Capitalism has favored the upper 20% of moneyed capital. The 1% has been the prime engine that dictates the direction that Capitalism seems to be moving.
Thursday, October 28, 2010(32 comments)
Why Should I Vote?
not hours. This fact alone can spell disaster for the status quo. The most important part of bringing real change to Washington is organization. It matters very little who controls Congress for the next two years. The product of the corporate political parties will be the same: more wars and an increased military budget.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012(2 comments)
Proxy Wars in the 21st Century-The New Imperialism
First of all, before I go on, how did you ever think that a small group of protesters that were calling for a more Democratic Libya could suddenly morph into a powerful Army that could defeat the best equipped military machine in Northern Africa? Ponder that.
Thursday, April 12, 2012(16 comments)
How Did We Let this Happen?
You see, I'm not angry with the government, I'm angry with the people of this country. I spent three years in Germany, asking the older folks that were around when the Nazi's were in power, "How the hell did you people let that happen?" I received the same answer from everyone. They told me that they never understood what was happening until it was too late.
Sunday, November 24, 2013(11 comments)
A Different Wind is Blowing
People that are usually pretty fast on the uptake still fall for the "blame game" that the people who really run things in this country want us to play. The only reason that they allow two political parties is because it gives the people an illusion that they have a choice in who represents them. The choice is always between the lesser of two evils, but in most people's eyes that is better than no choice at all, right?
Saturday, August 18, 2012(5 comments)
You Live In a Fascist State
They are all war mongering bastards that are brainwashed into wanting world domination. There will be more wars and more conquests until we are faced with a China and a Russia that will not stand for it. It's bad enough that they devote 53% of the discretionary budget to the military industrial complex in other terms "The War Machine". Is this a nation that you want to live in?
Saturday, November 26, 2016(19 comments)
The Democrats Got What They Deserved.
This last selection show just how much the Democrats are out of touch with the people of this country. The anointing of Hillary Clinton by means of subterfuge and dirty tricks against the Bernie Sanders campaign made most young people in this country just walk away from the election.
Sunday, July 8, 2012(23 comments)
The Worst Person in the World?
This woman (and I use the term loosely) is going to start a war. She's already laying the groundwork for World War 3 and it appears that she has Obama's blessing. On Friday in Paris, she slammed both China and Russia for blocking military intervention in Syria.
Thursday, December 5, 2013(6 comments)
Obama Hardball Interview: A Waste of My Time
This is the reason that Americans no longer trust either major political party. We understand all too well, even with the Presidents best assurances that he is working for the "American people", who he is really working for.
Friday, November 6, 2015(3 comments)
Who is Paying for Hillary's Campaign? Here are some facts.
This information is for all of you Democrats that believe Hillary Clinton will be a "Progressive" woman that will fight for the Middle Class as she has recently espoused. She is just trying to take away some momentum away from the Sanders Campaign by parroting some of his views.
Friday, October 23, 2015(91 comments)
Bernie Sanders Greatest Fault
Let me begin by giving you some startling facts.In 1945, our defense budget, even though we were fighting WWII when they drew it up in 1944, was 962 million dollars.. Adjusting this number for inflation at 1221.9%the figure is 127.2 billion dollars. Today we spend 637 billion dollars! That is over five times what we spent in 1944!
Thursday, May 14, 2015(34 comments)
Sanders, Our Best Bet
Here is the question I would like to throw back at my good friend David Swanson who believes that supporting Sanders is a no-win situation; How David, do we get a majority of self-centered, brainwashed Americans who by and large are disgusted with their government to actually take the time to become activists? The truth is that it's not going to happen anytime soon.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Cunningham Deported! With Stephen Lendman
Freelance journalist Finian Cunningham was ordered out of Bahrain on 18 June by the authorities as a result of his critical journalism covering the popular uprising and the subsequent, ongoing brutal repression of the peaceful pro-democracy movement. He had been living in Bahrain for three years, and was there at the outset of the recent uprising on 14 February.
Sunday, June 25, 2017(33 comments)
The System is Broken
What I am about to say is not conjecture or opinion, it's just fact. The United States refuses to spend the money it receives from its people, to benefit the people from which you received that money. Why do People pay into a system that totally ignores the people who sustain it? Why did they give our money to other countries so that they may help their citizens?
Thursday, July 5, 2012(2 comments)
The bankers, the politician and the media have become dangerous. People have had so much taken from them in the last few decades, remaining asleep is no longer an option. The people have lost their homes, their savings and most importantly, their freedom.
Sunday, August 29, 2010(10 comments)
Bye Bye American Pie
The problem with capitalism is that it works fine when the economy is expanding, but when it is shrinking" not so good. This is but one facet of the argument between capitalism and socialism.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016(32 comments)
The Democrats Blew Themselves Up
So it goes again. The most disgusting propaganda that I have ever seen. They portrayed Hillary Clinton as a Grandmother ho only has the best interests of the nation in her heart. The truth is that this woman has no heart
Tuesday, April 29, 2014(7 comments)
Another Sucessful American Propaganda Effort
Russia needs a civil war or a confrontation in Ukraine like most people need cancer. There is nothing in it for them. They sell natural gas to Ukraine and I'm sure they don't want that income to stop. The provinces that are protesting against the people that pulled the coup in Kiev were given to Ukraine by Russia. Kerry is lying, Obama is lying and nobody seems to care.
Monday, April 13, 2015(26 comments)
Why Continue to Try and Change America's Path?
When I first started writing I was just realizing that after a 30 year intellectual coma (a hang-over from the Vietnam experience), that if people could only realize what I was realizing, that we could straighten out the mess we has put our nation and the World in. How very naive.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013(23 comments)
Why Are the Majority of Americans Pissed?
Obama wants to fix the World and the poor bastard can't even fix Detroit. How does he think that makes him look in the eyes of the World? This is a President that should be on anti-depressants. If I were Obama I might just go into the Oval Office , close the door and put a shotgun in my mouth. The World has never seen a bigger loser than Barack Obama. This is a guy that won the Presidency (twice) and lost his soul.
Sunday, March 30, 2014(21 comments)
I Didn't Sign Up for This
I had a different mindset.
Today I am looking at the World that my service, along with millions of other people helped to create. The least I can say is that I am aghast at what we have helped to create and I apologize for my part in what we have succeeded in achieving; a near fascist nation with the military power to subjugate every nation on the planet.
Sunday, September 14, 2014(26 comments)
We'll Never Learn
Making a video of a person having his head severed is very dramatic. I wonder what IS has to gain from exposing this to the World? I mean when America bombs the crap out of a wedding party in Yemen or Somalia, they don't show the limbless dead babies and severed heads lying around the craters for the World to see.
Saturday, August 23, 2014(33 comments)
War from the Shadows
Today, we have gone well past the Orwellian descriptions of the Ministry of Truth written about in the novel "1984". Today we have a much more sophisticated way to disseminate information that will enable the rulers and ruled alike, to come to the conclusions that the people who wield the real power, want them to come around to.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010(7 comments)
The Truth and Its Consequences
The stateless multi-national corporations consistently depict happy scenes of American families to stimulate our endorphins and lead us to believe that all is well and we are prosperous and happy. To do otherwise might cause us to stop spending on cheap imports. They work to insure that consumer confidence remains high.
Sunday, November 11, 2012(27 comments)
What Did We Learn From This Election? We Learned We Have No Choice.
We have real issues in this country and electing Mr. Drone attack Kill master is not going to solve any of them. In reality, he is the cause of many of our problems, problems that did not come up in any of the three debates. Let's discuss some of these problems without any of the tacky bullshit the Democrats and Republicans came out with.
Sunday, November 13, 2011(3 comments)
Occupy and the AFL-CIO at the Republican Debate in Spartanburg, SC
The Occupy people really didn't need or ask help from the union people. It was real nice of them to join us and walk with us, but I was just a little pissed-off that they attempted to co-opt the protest. They didn't ask any of the Occupy people to speak at their meeting and that was kind of a slap in the face
Thursday, December 20, 2007(12 comments)
Kosovo Could Spark a US-Russian Military Confrontation
The Soviets see the situation in Kosovo as a way to show the world that they are again a force to be reckoned with in the world. Stratfor predicts that Russia could launch a light military operation to keep Kosovo from gaining independence.
Sunday, December 11, 2011(3 comments)
Wall Street is at it Again! This Time It's France!
Now the banks in the United States are inundating France with credit default swaps. France has more credit default swaps was than it ever had in its history. This is being caused by investors from America and the UK. According to Max Keiser from RT, the Americans and the Brits know exactly where the bodies are buried in France, and know just what assets they are betting against.
Friday, March 3, 2017(18 comments)
Demonizing Russia and Doing Our Best to Start World War III
Everything I hear about Russia is bad, and yet, no intelligence agency we have spend billions of dollars on, can prove that the Russians have done anything against the United States. I hear pundits and politicians speak of the nefarious things that Russia does to us as, if they had a clue as to what the real facts are.
Friday, February 28, 2014(37 comments)
Playing with Fire and Burning the World
We are desperately trying to encircle Russia so that they are incapable of responding to a first nuclear strike by the US by putting missiles around Russia that would destroy their missile before they could launch a retaliatory strike. This is a catastrophe, not just for Russia, but for the World. We are playing with fire and it could burn us all... literally.
Saturday, July 27, 2013(9 comments)
The Trial Of Bradley Manning as Seen by A Career Soldier
Now we had situation where a Private First Class was allowed to access sensitive information that showed beyond a reasonable doubt that the American military was committing atrocities and crimes that were against not only his moral code, but were against military law and the Geneva Conventions
Sunday, December 11, 2011(3 comments)
Occupy to Shut Down West Coast Ports Monday
Occupy is at it again. Tomorrow morning, Monday 12/12, Occupy will shut down All West Coast ports from Seattle to San Diego. Houston Occupy has indicated that they will join in with solidarity and shut down the Port of Houston.
Sunday, June 28, 2015(40 comments)
Bernie Needs To Speak Truth To Power (and try to stay alive)
Still, with all the great things Senator Sanders says about how the Middle Class is getting screwed by the corporate state, there are a few things that he doesn't talk about. If he reads this article, or anyone on his campaign staff reads this, there are a few questions Sanders needs to address before I join the I Love Bernie Crowd.
Saturday, November 27, 2010(21 comments)
North Korea: A Bastard State
Sometimes a preemptive war is justified. In the case of North Korea, I can't think of anything that would more justify a premptive strike. They are not going to listen to reason. Reason is not their strong suit. If Obama wants to be a war President, let him ponder the options of dealing with North Korea.
Friday, June 23, 2017(9 comments)
The Real Reason for Slashing Health Care
The government, Republicans and Democrats all have a stake in how much money we spend on defense. Even Bernie Sanders of Vermont has a stake in how much money we spend on defense because the F 35 is made in Vermont. The military-industrial complex has put down roots in every state in this nation. Every Congressman or Sen. has a constituency that relies on defense spending. This is not by chance, this has been designed.
Sunday, June 26, 2016(12 comments)
Will the Democrats Give Us What We Want? Yeah. Right
The truth as I see it is that Sanders finds himself in a quandary along with the rest of anyone to the left of the unhinged Democratic oligarchy. One reason for this is the obvious underhanded way that the Clinton camp purged voting rolls in many States and exit polls did not mirror the final vote in States like California
Friday, April 15, 2011(3 comments)
Enough About Cutting Entitlements-Cut the Military Budget!
We have a situation where we spend more on our military than all the other nations on Earth combined. We are doing it today, and what are our fearless leaders talking about in Congress? How to reduce the average Americans entitlements!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018(1 comments)
It's All Russia's Fault
In the United Nations, our ambassador Nikki Haley, has promised to "slap the Russians" if they get out of line. Between Russia interfering in our elections by posting things on Facebook and helping their longtime ally Syria, the government of the United States, the same government whose "Homeland Security" and the National Security Agency has garnered the names of 25,00 journalists and may intercept and read any e-mail, texts.
Saturday, September 22, 2018(10 comments)
Democrats are Worse than Republicans!
The Democratic Party is worse than the Republican Party because they will pretend that they are progressive and have the best interests of the people in mind while they vote against our best interests. I have been around the block and I have seen the most treacherous people voted into office time after time because people just aren't paying attention.
Thursday, June 20, 2013(6 comments)
The Criminal False Flag -"War on Terror"
In essence, what I'm maintaining here is that this "War on Terror" is a propaganda tool used by the United States to provide justification for external and internal decisions by our government to achieve total subjugation of the American people.
Saturday, June 9, 2007(2 comments)
A Letter to President Bush's Ex-Best Friend, President Putin
It's like the old movie where they say "pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" and the curtain is pulled away by a little dog, and you see who the great wizard really is. Well in this case it would be Dick Cheney, the man who is now pretending to be the Vice-President of the United States.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011(3 comments)
Revolt Against American Militarism
Once again we see the President of the United States go back on his campaign rhetoric. The man has a hard time with the truth, and thus the reputation of the United States is further sullied.
Friday, May 23, 2014(30 comments)
We Can Change The Mainstream Media!
These are the kinds of things the news media should be telling us. Forgive me if I'm telling you things you already know, there are people reading this article where these thoughts never occurred to them. This is why I'm trying to reach out to make them aware that we are only getting half the story from the media.
Saturday, October 30, 2010(12 comments)
What We Face in the United States
When I looked into the propaganda that was going on, I noticed that there were also many Democrats jumping in line with Bush and Cheney. I saw very few people that showed any sense of rationality.
Friday, December 10, 2010(5 comments)
America's Changing Society
People like Lieberman and Hillary Clinton have climbed so far down the rabbit hole that they no longer have a grasp on reality. These are people that believe their own propaganda. They have been serving out this Kool-Aid for so long that they have begun to sample it themselves.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Manufacturing Opinion, Today's Mainstream Media
There is a silver lining in this however; many people have become journalists out of necessity and a desire that people know the truth. For many, what started out as a way to register their discontent in the way that news has been presented to Americans, many Americans have found themselves becoming full-time reporters.
America is Gone. Welcome to Police State Amerika
A directive signed by George W. Bush on May 9, 2007, that allows the President to declare martial law, effectively transforming the U.S. into a dictatorship with no checks and balances from the Legislative or Judicial Branches.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Prisons for Profit
Our prison system needs reform. This is almost impossible because so many are profiting from it. The prison guards and officials, the companies that run privatized prisons and the stockholders of these companies. In 2007, according to the National Association of State Budgeting Officers, states spent $44 billion in tax dollars on corrections.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010(8 comments)
Democracy is Coming...to the USA
Americans are starting to understand just where their government places their priorities. In 2008, the largest transfer of wealth in recorded history took place right in front of our eyes. Over 14 Trillion dollars went to the oligarchs of Wall Street in the form of taxpayer money. Did that transfer of wealth actually help American families? Not by a long shot, but last year, bonuses on Wall Street were up by 18%.
Trump's Been Good for America!
Under Barack Obama we bombed seven nations and put many journalists in jail. We carried out drone strikes that wiped out entire families and sent hellfire missiles into wedding parties. We arm Saudi Arabia and then help them with their logistics to refuel the planes and supply munitions so that they could kill fishermen and farmers iYYemen Yemen.
Saturday, July 24, 2010(5 comments)
Too Weird to Make Up, The "Cheonan" Sinking
Have we gotten to the point where we have so effectively muzzled the mainstream press that they have become more selective in their reporting of anything that might cast doubt on the official government "spin" on things than agencies of the government?
Monday, July 3, 2017(13 comments)
America: A Supposed""Democracy"
There are many societies today that have free speech and can criticize their governments without repercussions but that no way qualify as democracies. The best example that I can think of is the United States of America. In America, true democracy has been subverted by everything from CIA infiltration of the NYTimes to reprogramming the voting machines.
Hold Both Parties Responsible for Bankrupting the USA
The foremost of these facts is that we can no longer permit the Federal government to spent 53% of our taxable revenue for military spending, Homeland Security, and the many intelligence agencies that in a large part duplicate each other's work. 53 cents out of every taxable dollar goes to these endeavors. This takes away from fixing our crumbling infrastructure, educating our young people and paying off our debt.
Saturday, April 26, 2014(5 comments)
Obama and Kerry; Out of Their League
This is all a big game for the big bankers and the military industrial complex. This is a chance for them to make big profits off the hapless circumstance of a nation in turmoil. Turmoil that we (meaning the US and the EU caused).
Thursday, November 13, 2014(35 comments)
Does the United States believe that it is so powerful that it can intimidate Russia? This is hubris at its most dangerous level. To think that we can engage in a war with Russia is madness. There is no way in hell that NATO can muster an army that could defeat Russia. We are not talking about Syria or Iraq or Libya, we are talking about Russia that has a nuclear arsenal larger than ours.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007(5 comments)
Big Oil Screws America
What a great deal! The oil companies now deliver LESS oil at a higher price and make more money! How's that for a racket! That's like getting a huge pay raise, working less, and making the same or more.
Monday, October 9, 2017(7 comments)
Preposterous and Sickening
I spent 20 years in the military I was stationed in Korea and I know the people and I speak the language. The Korean people are the most gracious and friendly people that I have ever met. I like them so much that every other year I would go back and spend another year with them. It's Donald Trump want to solve the problem and North Korea that maybe he should get on Air Force One and go meet them.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018(10 comments)
America: The Enemy?
The people of the United States understand that our government does not act in the best interests of the American people and it does not act in the best interests of the planet. One only must look to movies and television shows that people have been watching. In almost every plot the United States has been the antagonist.
Saturday, November 28, 2015(50 comments)
This Is World War III
I first realized that World War III was about to take place just before the Olympic Games in Sochi. The coverage of the games hardly mentioned the sports and competitions, instead, it was a non-stop demonetization of Russia and Vladimir Putin. I heard diatribes about how unprepared the Russians were to host the games, how much money they spent on them and how the games were bound to fail.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012(8 comments)
The Petraeus Odyssey"So Far"
Now, this morning we learn that Gen. John Allen, the top American commander in Afghanistan, was under investigation for having sent x-rated e-mails to Jill Kelly, the volunteer liaison person for the Tampa-McDill Area, and the same person that originally went to the FBI that launched this entire investigation. General Allen was in line to become Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013(34 comments)
Ashamed to Be An American?
I believe that the Occupy Movement should re-emerge. This country is no longer ours. It's being run by people that could well be sociopaths. I'm ashamed to be an American. I have my passport and I'm ready to bolt. Things are getting out of hand here in America and I feel that I should add my voice of dissent.
Saturday, December 18, 2010(2 comments)
American Hegemony: The Final Outcome
Our government should be concerned with the people it governs. We should protect our nation. That doesn't mean that we have the right to invade our citizen's personal freedoms and to subject our citizen's to unwarranted searches and seizures because of their political or religious beliefs.
Thursday, September 13, 2012(19 comments)
After what NATO did to Libya, any sane Secretary of State should have housed diplomats in Libya in a secure environment. The shock and disappointment that Clinton displayed after the bombing displayed her naivety. If she actually thought that all Libyans would welcome Americans with open arms after we bombed the nation back to the stone-age, she was mistaken. This is called blowback.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011(2 comments)
America is a Dictatorship and I Can't Stop It
This isn't a president this is a dictator. In fact, the whole country is fed up with both Congress, the executive branch, and the judiciary. That is our entire federal government as laid out by our Constitution.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011(3 comments)
Think the Occupy movement is Dead? Think Again.
Today we watched as Occupy movements in Oakland and New York and many other cities that have Occupy groups finally moved on the encampments. Most of these cities had their Mayors participate in a conference call on Tuesday. They seem to have come up with a unified response to the Occupy Movement. All I can say is that these measures are pointless.
Saturday, September 18, 2010(1 comments)
Obama, Wake Up!
If I woke up one morning and found that I was the President, after I accepted that fact, maybe if I believed I was dreaming and just decided to go along with this particular dream, these are some of the things I would do.
Monday, January 12, 2015(5 comments)
Blowback is a b*tch
Since 9/11 we have vilified Muslims. We have waged war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and now in Syria. It isn't just the United States, France was one of the countries that provided aircraft to bomb Libya and sent their Army into Mali. It seems like it is a free for all in the Middle East and Muslim Africa. If you are Muslim, you are a target.
Thursday, February 24, 2011(4 comments)
The People of Wisconsin Need to Trust Their Governor and the Federal Government
For some unexplainable reason, many people on the planet absolutely hate us. I'm sure that it is all a mistake. Once people from other nations get to know us, they usually end up loving us, even asking America to build military bases on their soil to protect their citizens the way we protect our own. In fact we have 724 military bases in other nations:
We Need an Alternative to the Democrats and the GOP
I've been thinking of late about how to break free of the influence of that the corporations have on American politics. I believe that one must understand the complexities that plague this issue. Corporations have picked up First Amendment rights and are considered "people" by the courts.
Saturday, February 2, 2013(7 comments)
The Dark Side of America
The people in politics and the media like to call it "spin". That's another way to say propaganda without offending anyone's sensibilities. They call torture "enhanced interrogation". They call those who fight against Western domination and imperialism "insurgents". When they resort to violence against out interests they are called "terrorists". When they act on our behalf they are called "freedom fighters".
Saturday, July 9, 2011(8 comments)
Revolution is A Legitimate Option
Unless this government is willing to come to terms and look for other ways out of this financial crisis such as stopping these wars of aggression and holding corporations to the same standard it holds its citizens insofar as taxation, I believe that the government is not looking out for the welfare of the people. We have a right to act accordingly.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
"Regime Change" Right Here in America
Here in the United States the rhetoric coming out of Washington is that the nation is basically broke and must cut entitlements and benefits along with social programs. This is the height of hypocrisy. The facts are that the United States is still the richest nation on the planet. We have almost triple the amount of GDP for China, with only a fourth of China's population.
Saturday, February 19, 2011(1 comments)
Is This the Beginning of The Second American Revolution?
There are movements in other States in support of Wisconsin. Union members that aren't even members of the public sector are supporting the demands of the public employees in Madison. There is a good reason for this. After the public sector's right for collective bargaining is trashed, the Republican's will be coming after the trade unions.
Monday, November 15, 2010(1 comments)
"Winning" a Nuclear War
Our government has been talking about "limited nuclear war" for so long now that I believe that they have fallen for their own rhetoric. Who will guarantee that "just enough" nukes will rain down on Iran and win this "all-important war" that could sacrifice the human race?
An Article About Sanity
What I didn't like about Bernie Sanders, was the fact that he never mentioned cutting the defense budget and using that money to finance all the things he espoused during his campaign. To me, he still represented the Washington that I have come to know and despise.
Friday, November 12, 2010(3 comments)
A New American Revolution
The only thing they have not taken into consideration is the backlash of the people that have been excised from the American dream. Where will they find substance for their families? What will happen to the anger that will grow when people no longer have meaningful work to do?
Monday, January 10, 2011(5 comments)
How to Defeat American Fascism
Everyday people like you and I need to remember this. When issues like extending the Bush tax cuts or a debate on corporate tax cuts comes along, we need to remember just who it is that the politicians need to payback Mussolini once remarked that fascism could be called "corporatism".
Saturday, April 15, 2017(16 comments)
President Trump: Obey the Constitution!
spent six years in Korea and I know what I'm talking about. North Korea is a pariah state and needs to come to the table and talk civilly to the South Koreans and to America. Saber rattling is not the way to go on this. I understand that we don't want North Korea to have nuclear missiles that can destroy bases in Japan and eventually they will be able to hit our West Coast. You must offer the North Koreans a way out of this,
Thursday, July 22, 2010(11 comments)
It's been reported that the Taliban gave al Qaeda a free hand to operate in this poor, backwards country which led to the September 11th attacks on the United States in 2001, and that this is the primary reason that the United States and NATO operate on the premise that if we don't develop a strong central government in Kabul, that more attacks will surely hit the United states "Homeland" after being planned in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017(15 comments)
What is Important Today?
I know that the subject isn't as interesting as hearing about people in Hollywood behaving badly, but when someone in your family comes home in a casket and you never really find out why they died, it will be then that you realize which of these two subjects was more important.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011(4 comments)
A Good Look at the Countries America Loves to Hate
So where is the justification in starting a no-fly zone over Libya? Hasn't the U.S. learned its lesson in interfering in other nation's internal affairs? Just who made Obama the king of the world? Why doesn't he try to emulate some of the achievements that these three countries I just wrote about have managed to achieve?
Sunday, October 19, 2014(10 comments)
Strange Days Indeed!
No nation is exceptional. No nation is indispensable. All nations are exceptional in their own ways and all nations are indispensable as the human race now lives in a world that has a global economy that is interconnected more now than at any other time in history. The fact is, we are all connected and not just through the mainstream media. We talk to people from other nations through Skype, Facebook and Twitter.
Worse Than the Cold War or Vietnam -- America Today
We are living George Orwell's 1984. The mujahedin are Oceania or Eurasia. It's all a lie. These are wars for resources. Don't kid yourself anymore. We are in deep sh*t. This is worse than the Cold War or Vietnam.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015(13 comments)
Lately I've seen a dramatic change in the attitude of the American people.This article will not be a political rant or a tirade against this modern American facsimile of the American "New Roman Empire", rather it will delve into the mindset of the American public.
Saturday, September 15, 2012(3 comments)
The New American Reality
We are now facing an America that is run by the military-industrial-complex. They have control of both American major party political candidates. This is the American reality.
Monday, August 8, 2016(4 comments)
Could This Be Life or Death?
Now here's the way I feel and I don't want to scare you but I believe if Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States there may never be another election. This belligerence towards Russia may very well be our undoing. In reality, there is no reason why we are so bellicose towards Russia.
Sunday, September 8, 2013(6 comments)
Obama: Shrewd or Just Stupid?
If the Congress fails to authorize this strike (and that appears likely), the President could emulate the British Prime Minister David Cameron with an "I get it" remark. This would allow him to extricate the United States out of the Middle East where nothing is completely white or black or good or bad.
Monday, May 26, 2014(9 comments)
Before You "Thank Them for Their Service"...
The real way to honor those that died is to honor their comrades lived and laughed and that fought beside them. We are not doing that no matter how much people "thank them for their service".
Saturday, June 9, 2012(2 comments)
The Loss of American Democracy
While both corporate-candidates will be throwing numbers and percentages around until November, I believe that this time would be better spent examining all of the candidates. Not on their economic track record alone, but on their qualifications for holding office, especially the office of President. This means examining everything they have done, and everything they have failed to do, in their political careers.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010(4 comments)
We exist under an oligarchy and have existed under it from the time of our nation's inception. The Constitution was designed not for the common man, but for those that had the wealth to exercise power.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013(7 comments)
Chavez will leave a void that will surely be missed. We can only hope that the United States stays out of the politics in that nation and allows the Venezuelan people to decide their own future without our county's interference. I can only hope that we learned our lesson in the coup that removed Chavez from power before the people rose up and had him reinstated.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013(5 comments)
America: Running Out of Time
The two prime issues that every American should care deeply about is the disparity of Wealth in America and The Two-Party System, both are interconnected and usurp democracy in any form. As long as money influences government and the people that are elected to run that government, democracy is impossible.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007(1 comments)
A Wake-Up Call To The Democrats
You have held a circus on Capitol Hill with your non-binding "timetable" for pullout of American Forces from Iraq that you all knew would be vetoed by this administration, yet you did it anyway. This was a political stunt and does nothing to change the facts of where we are at today.
Friday, June 3, 2011(3 comments)
I Am A Dissident
Let me be frank. I'm not saying for a moment that America was ever a "shining light of democracy" or a nation that was totally pure in deed and actions. Still, at one time, it was the world's best chance since ancient Athens to create something noble. This nation was once an experiment to build a nation that was "of the people, and for the people".
Sunday, October 22, 2017(8 comments)
United We Stand...
In my later years I look at what is happening, and the more I learn, the more dismayed I am. I watch my nation overthrow the governments of other nations and completely obliterate the civilizations that these nations created. One must only must only look at Libya to see how much damage this nation has done. It seemed that every year this country has a new enemy.
Sunday, November 7, 2010(16 comments)
See 'Ya Later
The truth is that we are waging a World War for conquest of the world's resources. It's a sad fact, but it's true. The Democratic Congress could have denied funding for all our wars but didn't. Have you ever wondered why?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013(8 comments)
If Truth is Treason: Bradley Manning
The truth is something that needs to be told. Manning, I believe, is ready to accept whatever punishment is doled out, but I believe that the punishment should be measured. The truth is that Manning put his personal security at risk to tell the public what the truth really was. This is an exceptional person. I don't believe he is a traitor, rather I think of him as a patriot.
Thursday, March 2, 2017(6 comments)
Russia Conquered Ukraine!
I can see that not watching the mainstream media for almost a year now has left me out in the cold. I know that the network of Walter Cronkite would never lie to its viewers. After all, CBS is a trusted name that everyone knows would never lie, especially about such a dire situation as Russia conquering Ukraine. That kind of talk could start an international incident.
Saturday, August 7, 2010(3 comments)
Are We Crazy?
War seems to be this country's greatest export. The only export that we sell above all other nations is in arms, we are the world's largest purveyors of instruments of death. We spend over half of our discretionary spending on our military.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015(14 comments)
Obama Really Went Too Far at the UN.I Call Him Out On It.
It is obvious to me that the United States has absolutely no idea what it is doing. It decries foreign involvement in other nations, bur seemingly reserves that right for itself. Ask the Libyan refugees how it's going for them after NATO's jet's bombed them back to the stone age. They didn't even get a chance to vote on it!
Monday, March 17, 2014(17 comments)
Governence Under Delusion (GUD)
There is a difference between not knowing what is going on and not wanting to know what's going on. When one does not want to see the reality of what is happening, that is a conscious decision. This is a decision that I see my fellow citizens making every day.
Saturday, February 19, 2011(1 comments)
The Reason We are Becoming a Second Rate Nation
We need, more than any other legislation, honest campaign finance reform. The money that has entered politics has brought heinous results. The Republicans and many Democrats are working hand in glove with the people that keep them in power
Sunday, November 25, 2018(12 comments)
A Nation Gone Blind
States want to bring about regime change? What exactly is Iran doing? Give us the details of what they are doing and why they are doing it. All we hear is how Iran is evil and that they might make nuclear weapons. Here's the thing, India has nuclear weapons, Pakistan has nuclear weapons, Israel won't say if they have nuclear weapons are not but we know they do, and yet the United States has turned a blind eye to all of this
Thursday, June 9, 2011(1 comments)
Where America Is and What We Can Do About It
When exactly the Constitution became obsolete is still debatable, but the facts are clear, it is obsolete. It is now very clear that the President can now start a war, at any time, in any place of his choosing. Every day, we routinely kill people in Pakistan, Libya and now Yemen, without any input from Congress.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011(3 comments)
A Government Out of Control
You would think that by now we'd have a little better understanding of what's happening in the world now and what happened in the past. When I mention this to people, they all tell me the same thing"people know what's happening but they don't think there's anything they can do about it.
Thursday, July 7, 2011(10 comments)
Taking Us for Fools
Will we be forced into a revolution to stop the spiral of debt that they put us under, or will the corporate-controlled politicians see the handwriting on the wall and do the people's will before we revolt? It is only a matter of time.
Sunday, November 5, 2017(1 comments)
Untruths in the Media? Really?
I'm glad that everyone is finally waking up to the fact that we hear things there just not true coming from social media. My wish is that people would start talking about how we hear things that are also not true coming from all media and in reality, also coming from our own government.
Sunday, August 26, 2018(7 comments)
This is Our Time
It's amazing how some people believe that they live in a democracy. We have 350 million people in United States and only two major political parties. The truth of the matter is that both political parties the Democrats and Republicans are controlled by corporations and the military-industrial complex. Americans do not have a voice and haven't had a voice for very long time.
Monday, October 7, 2013(4 comments)
The Two-Party System is a Farce
President Obama, a Constitutional scholar and lawyer knows what time it is. He will absolutely will not allow the Federal Government to default. The Republican extremists know this and are trying to force his hand. He is damned if he does let the government default and he will be damned by using an Executive Order to keep it running.
Saturday, December 22, 2007(21 comments)
"The Great Awakening" of the American People
It's not Kuchinich that have attracted the people, its Paul. The truth is that during this "Great Awakening" the people of this country have heard, and are listening to him. He is speaking truth to power, and for a myriad of reasons, he is catching on like no other candidate I have ever seen in my lifetime, that includes John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Sunday, October 3, 2010(1 comments)
The "One Nation Rally". Time to up the Ante
The one thing my experience tells me is that large gatherings like this only get larger with time. In the late "60's we were overwhelmed by the seemingly unreachable goal of ending the draft and getting out of Vietnam. It wasn't until the early seventies when each progressive gathering at the Capitol got larger and larger did the people and their government realize that Vietnam was a no-win situation.
Friday, February 24, 2017(12 comments)
The Democratic Party Must Transform!
I would like people understand that I believe this country needs an opposition to right-wing/conservative politicians that work for the Corporations. Unfortunately, these politicians can be found in both the Democratic and-Republican parties. It would be naive of anyone to think that all Republicans are bad, and all Democrats are good. This is simply not the case.
Saturday, September 20, 2014(9 comments)
Who Gets Left Holding the Bag?
The problem here is that when the top 20% holds 90% of the wealth of this nation, just who are going to buy all these products imported into the US? Just about the only thing that Americans buy anymore are cars to get them to their crappy jobs. Seems like the government forgot about building public transportation. It's a good thing too, or else they wouldn't have any consumer spending at all.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018(4 comments)
There are two shows that I watch on YouTube and they are the Jimmy Dore Show and "Ring of Fire" with Farron Cousins. I usually agree with both gentlemen on a wide variety of issues. Both men are progressive's, and both usually make a lot of sense. Recently however, I heard Mr. cousins deride Mr. Dore for sharing his opinion on the Florida Governor's race.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011(1 comments)
Responsibility, Accountability and "The Slippery Slope"
The world has changed greatly in a very short amount of time. The political landscape has become dangerous. It appears that the people who speak up are usually the ones that end up on the receiving end of a scandal and/or legal charges. If trends continue, speaking out could become dangerous. We already have a government that can assassinate any American citizen at will.
Monday, June 1, 2015(13 comments)
Doing What the PTB Want Us to Do
Therefore, I put this thought to them: If Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton, and becomes a supporter of the Democrats, then just get the hell away from that party. Meanwhile, we should all be supporting Sanders in what he is saying now. The fact is that they are dividing us by employing trolls and gatekeepers to keep his message from reaching the people on the street.
Friday, February 3, 2017(9 comments)
Let's Look at the Real Problem
Instead of worrying about refugees and choosing one religion of being the source of all our problems, the people of the United States and the people of the world need to realize that this planet cannot support 8 billion people. I'm sure the climate change is a big deal many people and it should be. But would also be a big deal the people is that this planet cannot support a population of 8 billion people.
Friday, May 6, 2011
More Government Lies and Deception
So is it any wonder that so many people don't trust the government or the mainstream media? How many times have they lied to us? Remember the babies in Kuwait getting thrown out of incubators, the Jessica Lynch story that was staged, to the reports that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. How about the reports that Gadhafi was bombing his own people without any proof?
Monday, July 26, 2010(2 comments)
Will the U.S. Annex Latin America?
We all know what this "War on Drugs" in Latin America really is. It is a way for America to achieve full-spectrum dominance in an area that has seen nations like Venezuela and Bolivia and the other nations of ALBA trying to escape domination by the United States and its corporate rulers. If we can't win in an area by economic warfare, the military option is never far behind.
Monday, November 12, 2012(11 comments)
Now they're Coming for Your Social Security!
It's a freaking game. It's a way to make the middle class and lower classes pay the governments debts. What are we paying all of this for? We are paying back the three Trillion dollars they paid to the bankers to keep this broken capitalistic system going!
Monday, September 10, 2018
Why NATO'S Important to America
All the events in the last few weeks have made me believe that all governments change and morph into different forms than when they started out. This leads me back to my thoughts about NATO.
Monday, October 31, 2011(1 comments)
The Logical Outcome Of The Occupy Movement
One thing has become abundantly clear, and this is probably the most important part of the movement; most of the 99%'ers are not asking the United States government to do a thing. This is the part that the mainstream media cannot comprehend. Where is the list of demands from the protesting people?
Snips From The "Enemy" Blogs
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
Can't we all just "get along"? What's up with all of this military hardware all over the world. Why can't America just leave other nations alone?
Thursday, January 31, 2013(2 comments)
Gun Control or Crappola?
Assault weapons are a fact of life. Criminals are going to get them the same way they get them now, out of the trunk of an illegal gun dealer's car. Of course they should run background checks at gun shows. It's idiotic that they don't do it now. Some of the arguments made both for gun control and against gun control are imbecilic. Do you know how quickly you can change magazines? It takes about 5 seconds.
Thursday, August 30, 2012(5 comments)
No Longer America?
Since the end of World War II, and especially after the end of "The Cold War", America has morphed into something else, something a bit more sinister, more self-involved, and something more imperialistic. This nation now strives for global hegemony, for control of this planet, all powerful and led by the wealthiest elites.
Friday, March 15, 2013(3 comments)
The Deficit: Are We Really Idiot Dolts?
The government's broke. Believe that and I've got some stock tips I'll sell you. This is just a scam to get every last dollar out of every working class stiff, while the rich are enjoying the highest wages ever! The corporations are recording record profits! Who are the idiotic dolts in this country? Well, I guess they're you and me. We don't seem to do anything about it
Monday, February 20, 2017(9 comments)
A Presidential Victim
see how many military bases and how many missile sites surround Russia. Trump says NATO is obsolete. Not only is NATO obsolete, it is also a trigger for World War III. We spend billions every year propping up this alliance that has no real meaning today. This is money that could go to our schools and are infrastructure and social programs.
Monday, September 6, 2010(13 comments)
The "Good" Germans of the 21st Century
I think of all the munitions we used in Iraq. I am disgusted at our use of "depleted" uranium in our ordinance that poisons the air and ground and the water tables and has a half-life of over 400,000 years. Mothers and Fathers in Iraq don't ask if it's a boy or a girl.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012(5 comments)
I Don't Want to Conquer the World. They Can Count Me Out.
I didn't enjoy writing this at all. It's because I'm an American citizen. All of this was done in my name and the name of every American citizen. It's about time we changed the direction of this government and you can't do it at the ballot box voting for the Democrat or Republican they decide to put in front of you.
Monday, July 9, 2012(3 comments)
Current TV and the American Media
The way I see it, Current TV was wasting precious media time by engaging in partisan politics in a corrupted, malevolent world. I mean who cares? Is Romney worse than Obama? Does any of it actually mean something? If Romney was elected President, would anything change? If Obama stays in office, would the world be a better place?
Thursday, September 10, 2015(4 comments)
Responsibility to Protect? What Happened to That?
. Hardly a word was said when we bombed the Libyan army and air force, their power plants and water supply infrastructure. It seems that the participating NATO air forces has a ball getting real time practice waging war from the safety of the Mediterranean Sea, launching from American aircraft carriers, and coming back to hot chow and a comfortable bunk.
Thursday, December 8, 2011(4 comments)
Restoring the United States to a Representative Democracy
This amendment offered by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) seems to be the only shot we have at destroying corporate influence on the politics of this nation. Our Senators and Representatives are being bought like cattle. They only exist to run for another term.
Monday, February 27, 2017(5 comments)
Trump Can't Bully America
This country is not just becoming a fascist state because of Donald Trump, has been becoming a fascist state for years now. Since the Bush administration, we have lost more civil liberties than ever before and watched the Bill of Rights being torn to shreds right in front of our eyes" and without hardly a wimper from the people of America.
Saturday, May 5, 2012(2 comments)
Welcome to Amerika Chen Guangcheng
This is just another propganda event staged by the Federal government to demonstrate out "American Exceptionalism". We have to demonstrate that we as a "people" will not tolerate the abuse of people in other nations unless of course if we are doing it. In that case "they deserve it".
Tuesday, May 22, 2007(4 comments)
An Exclusive Interview with Senator Mike Gravel
This is a transcript of my interview today with former Senator Mike Gravel who is running for President as a Democrat. I was astonished at his candor and his great ideas. I hope that you are too.
Americans Are Being Lied To
Corporate personhood is a myth. The corporations are responsible to no one except their corporate boards and shareholders and their bottom line is profit, not the security of the United States. Go to Wikipedia and look up the definition of corporate personhood. You will see that our government has been perpetrating one of the largest lies in history.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017(2 comments)
The Resurgence of the American Media
I am amazed at the way the mainstream media is actually doing investigative journalism. Still, I am also wondering why they were silent during the Bush and Obama administrations. Where were the reporters and the editors when the Bush administration lied us into the Iraq war?
Friday, April 27, 2007(14 comments)
The 1st Debate: Meet Former Sen. Mike Gravel
The surprise and the best I've saved for last. Out of the blue comes Former Alaskan senator Mike Gravel, who besides adding a little comic relief with his expressions and his biting wit, brought a breath of fresh air to the debate.
Friday, December 31, 2010(1 comments)
Unity in 2011
The only good thing that came out of 2010 was that most of the people who still believed in this fractured two-party system finally understood just how corrupt and deceitful the system is.
Monday, October 26, 2015(10 comments)
America Needs a Social Revolution!
We hated the Soviet Union because it spied on it's own people and made war on Afghanistan and occupied Eastern Europe. I would like to ask you all a question, are we not doing the same thing? Can someone to tell me what the difference is between the old Soviet Union and America today?
Two Wars With No End in Sight
We have two wars going at the same time and we are losing them both. The "War on Terror" and "The War on Drugs" will never end unless we change tactics and the way we perceive what it is we are fighting.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012(8 comments)
Before the Collapse
Basically, the day has arrived where the proverbial piper is rolling into town and someone's got to pay him. The trouble is that there is no money in the bank. Obama isn't going to pay him, and neither is Congress. Nobody in Washington will part with any money unless it's for weapons.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010(5 comments)
Wikileaks: The Movie
The whole world is watching this drama unfold. The further we delve into this story, the more unbelievable it gets. Frankly, if this were a movie script, I doubt it would ever see the light of day. If I were a producer, I'd need the writers to tighten this script up.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
An Open Letter to the Tea Party from a Concerned Liberal
The banks lent money for housing to people that either had no qualifying credit history or didn't meet the income requirements for the property that they purchased. They lent money on 110% (or more) of the properties worth. They sold adjustable mortgages that would balloon later on during the term of the mortgage. They revoked the Glass-Segal Act that prohibited speculation like this.
Thursday, February 17, 2011(1 comments)
America is a Military State
This country lives in an aura of fear. The government is constantly raising the threat level, telling us that a "terrorist" attack is imminent. This is hogwash. They have no more idea what the terrorists are planning than you or I. That is if there are any so-called "terrorists" left.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Bahrain and an Interview with Finian Cunningham
We are practically involved in a full-fledged war in Libya, supporting a movement that we know nothing of. Meanwhile we are carrying out military missions that are quite beyond the scope of what the UN approved (meanwhile Congress wasn't even consulted, and that is an impeachable offense).
Thursday, June 13, 2013(7 comments)
US to Supply Syrian Rebels with Heavy Weapons
Americans are being railroaded into another lose/lose situation in the Middle-east to stop the political hemorrhaging here in America. This is unacceptable and Americans should see this as just what it is. War in order to keep dissent to a minimum is an old trick. People need to look at this for what it really is, something thrown into the mix to keep our eyes off the ball.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016(3 comments)
Political Revolution or Just Revolution?
If this is fascism or a dictatorial political system I don't know what is. The debate used to be set by the League of Women Voters. That wasn't good enough for the Democrats and Republicans who want to keep everyone else out of the debates so that the American people think they only have a choice between a Democrat or Republican. In my opinion, this is untenable and I will say this, we have no democracy and United state
Wednesday, August 11, 2010(12 comments)
Excuse The American Left Mr. Gibbs
The publisher of a large website told me that after the election that "We were going to hold his feet to the fire". I'm doing just that. Why are we in Afghanistan? Are we there to "help" the people of that country? When have we ever invaded another country to "help" them? How much have we "helped" the Iraqi people?
Tuesday, September 30, 2014(5 comments)
What is the Real Truth?
I have a few questions about all of this. President Obama has told us that we must participate because we are the "indispensible" nation. We have the most powerful armed forces and the best led military "that the World has ever known". He says that it is up to us to lead the way. I'm wondering why Turkey, a nation with the largest military in NATO, doesn't get involved?
Mr. Obama, Why We are not that Impressed
The one question that I'd rather see answered above all other questions that I could conceivably ask is "Why haven't you held the Bush/Cheney Administration responsible for all of the crimes that were perpetrated under their watch?"
Questions We Should Be Asking
To all of you self-described "liberals", don't expect to hear the truth about what's happening on MSNBC. It should have dawned on you a long time ago that they aren't the voice of the left or even the liberal wing of the Democrats; they are the attack vehicle for the DNC.
Saturday, February 2, 2008(10 comments)
Don't Ask Me to Change My Values for Obama or Clinton
The way that the powers that run this country expect us to have "convertible values" and change them to support the one that is in first place is amazing. It's not trendy to have values that can't be reverse engineered to fit the circumstances we find ourselves in.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007(5 comments)
Republicans and Democrats have Become Obsolete
The two main political parties should be disbanded, they are irrelevant. Most Americans that don't make their living in politics see no great difference between the Democrats and the Republicans. The issues that separate them no longer apply.
Sunday, January 22, 2012(6 comments)
Gingrich in South Carolina... Where Up is Down
In reality, if the press brought up the facts about what Gingrich was doing while he was trying to impeach Clinton, maybe then South Carolinians would care just a little more about his hypocritical behavior. The evangelical Christians here are forgiving, but hypocrisy isn't tolerated well in this State. For someone who attacks the media on a constant basis, they sure dis a good job at hiding certain facts for him.
Sunday, August 11, 2013(10 comments)
Be the Change
Even though this President has committed an impeachable offense, notice that the "opposition party" has said nothing. This just illustrates how the corporate duopoly really works. The only time that the "opposition party" complains is when it involves side issues like immigration or women's rights. As far as foreign policy goes, the administration uses John McCain to represent America to Egypt.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012(9 comments)
The Left Has No Voice
We need a cable news show that will report the truth. Right now we need the truth about Syria, we need the truth about Climate Change; we need the truth about American military installations in other nations. We need the truth about the Patriot Act, we need the truth about the FISA wiretaps of Americans and we need the truth about why the Administration lobbies for the NDAA.
Is the Occupy Movement Justified?
So who is making money in the world's largest economy? What sector is the wealth going to? Here are some facts that The NY Times doesn't put on their front page. In 2007 according to a University of California study, the top 1% received 346% of the income in the US, while the next 19% got 50.5% and the bottom 80% received a huge 15%.
Friday, August 13, 2010(2 comments)
There is no "Professional Left" on Cable
Maybe it's because there is no "Professional Left" on cable. This bickering between cable outlets is designed to keep the American people separated and entwined in "straw man" issues while the real problems of the militarization of the United States goes on and we stay embroiled in a kind of economic class war.
Change and Cycles Equal Hard Times for America
It's no wonder that the United States is building detention centers and passing draconian laws that remove our civil liberties. As people argue over gay marriage, abortion and other false-flag issues, they don't understand what has happened to the middle-class and the under-class. They find it hard going in today's economy.
Ms. Rodriquez and Class Warfare; A Dime for a Dollar
Edith Rodriquez, 42, died in a hospital, writhing in agony on the floor of the waiting room at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. For 45 minutes this woman lie dying as passer-bys called 911 on their cell-phones, complaining that the hospital staff would do nothing for her as she vomited blood on the floor.
Thursday, February 10, 2011(1 comments)
America is No Example of Democracy
The truth is that the average citizen in the U.S. has no more power over our Federal government than the average Egyptian demonstrating in Cairo. We are currently involved in a war in Afghanistan that is opposed by 60% of the population according to the latest poll
American Designs in Latin America
Since the end of World War II, the United States has been involved in overthrowing a government in every nation in Latin America, some more than once. There has been more than one career spent in American clandestine organizations participating in regime changes from start to finish.
Another Corporate-Inspired War?
Of course America will use humanitarian reasons for intervening in Libya. Undoubtedly, the killing of dissidents will be the overt reason for military intervention. American citizens will find reasons to bear the cost of military operations and the loss of life from military operations against Col. Kaddafi.
Friday, August 13, 2010(4 comments)
We Hold These Truths...
What I can't understand is how we as a nation have come to see such a disparity in the division between upper-class and the middle-class. The Republicans and many Democrats forget that the preamble to the Constitution above says that we should promote the general welfare
Wednesday, January 9, 2008(29 comments)
The Issues The Candidates Won't Touch (Part I)
I believe it is important not to overlook these issues. This may be our only opportunity to get the right person for the job of President before we lose our representative republic forever.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011(2 comments)
Don't Forget About Us
Then there was the economic collapse of 2008. Corporations (including Obama's largest campaign donor Goldman Sachs) started going belly-up because they had rigged the system and were betting on everything under the sun like it was a giant casino. A bail-out was proposed and the American people went ballistic, writing their Congress critters telling them not to give these crooks anything.
Friday, November 18, 2011(2 comments)
The Democratic Minefield
"The Democrats seem to think the Republicans really want a compromise on deficit reduction, but the Republicans aren't primarily concerned about the deficit at all. What they want is to give tax cuts to the rich and pay for it by dismantling the social safety net."
Gee, ya think?
Sunday, October 11, 2015(8 comments)
A Solution to the Quagmire in the Middle East
In a nation that prides itself as a bastion of democracy and free speech, the truth is that the American people are being misled by their own government. The majority of Americans who listen to the mainstream news outlets are being fed government propaganda that has no relation to the truth. This is also shameful.
What's Wrong with this Picture?
It's OK to vote for the person of your choice, as long as it's the person that we tell you to vote for. Sound confusing? Well it is. It seems that in South Carolina, you can't vote for a write-in candidate for President or Vice-President.
Friday, December 21, 2007(3 comments)
Let's End This Two-Party System!
We sit silently watching C-Span and root for "our" side, but when the roll call is made we see a lopsided vote, and the most virulent speakers cave-in and vote for bills authorizing the use of force, declaring another nation's military a "terrorist" organization, authorizing more war funds, and creating a new bureaucracy like The Department of Homeland Security that does nothing but gobble up taxpayer's money.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012(1 comments)
Try Thinking for Yourself
It won't be long until we are bombing the crap out of Syria. We might be bombing Iran at the same time. Many Americans think this is a great idea. It doesn't matter that neither nation has attacked us, that isn't a prerequisite for warring against another nation. Maybe we'll see Ahmadinejad getting a machete up his ass like we saw with Gadhafi. That should be good for Obama's percentage points in the polls.
Monday, June 10, 2013(2 comments)
Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures
The question before us is what are we as a nation going to do about it? How long has our government been spying on us and when did it start? Most importantly, what can we do about it? Can we bring all of the people involved to trial? Of course not, this will be just another blip on the radar for the government. From now on, they will be more careful.
Friday, July 13, 2012(1 comments)
The Problem is The United States
In fact, it's OK for America to do anything. We can bomb people, assassinate people and put embargoes on nations (an act of war). We can do anything we please, anywhere and at any time. We are a nation of exceptional people.
A Fist in the System October 02, 2010
We have been led for the last few decades by the scum of the Earth. They have sold out the American worker with their "Free Trade Agreements". They have outsourced our livelihoods. They have made us into a "service economy" whatever that hype is supposed to mean.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012(4 comments)
Complicity of the American People
When did the Germans figure out that they were being led down a road of murder and destruction? Was it when Soviet artillery shells started raining down in Berlin? What will it take for the American people to finally wake up? Will it be Chinese or Russian mushroom clouds obliterating its cities?
Thursday, September 13, 2007(3 comments)
Follow the Money (Who Owns Your Govenment?)
First in a series of who gives what to whom. By the People, for the People and of the people is wishful thinking. Until we change how we elect our politicians, we will never have representation.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018(7 comments)
Who is In Charge?
It's s not only Bernie Sanders and others in United States that raise the issue that it is Congress and not the executive branch that has the authority to use military force, is also the House of Commons in the UK and the French parliament that has raised objections to its leaders using force without consulting their legislative branches.
Saturday, October 27, 2007(3 comments)
Jonesboro Peace Rally
A Vet who was exposed to depleted uranium told us that the Army said it was "so safe, you could sprinkle it on your breakfast cereal"
Tuesday, April 12, 2016(1 comments)
A Corporate State is Threatened
It is no big secret that MSNBC and CNN have donated to the Clinton campaign, yet they never mention it. I believe that the FCC should force news organizations that support one candidate to declare it public ally. In a perfect world, the people that are charged with reporting news should have no skin in the game. Unfortunate corporations are riding roughshod over our representativerepublic
America's Greatest Challenge
Contrary to what the MSM tells us, most people are not idiots. I think that most Americans can look at their lives and pretty much come to this conclusion; they are not living as well as their parents did. There are many Americans who really don't believe that the new American "normal" of working two part-time jobs with no health benefits isn't a "be all, end all" situation.
Thursday, August 16, 2012(1 comments)
An Honest Letter to Al Gore
You are a man of conscience. You would have never written "An Inconvenient Truth" if you weren't. This is another Inconvenient Truth. We are being bombarded with government propaganda on a scale that is that is beyond anything this nation has ever experienced.
Monday, August 22, 2011
First We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin
While the leaders in Washington fight, for things that they know are not exactly right.from the Congressional floor. When the country is split and we fight amongst ourselves and the corporations turn their backs on this fundamental hell, we all sit and wonder where the next threat will come, while we support a war in Libya by providing all the guns.
Sunday, December 9, 2007(4 comments)
Fundamentalist Christians and the War on Islam
This article is about religion and I bring the war and the government into this because without the Christian right, George Bush and his administration could have never pulled off what they did. Without the church-going religious folks that make up much of middle America.
Saturday, January 19, 2008(9 comments)
Edwards Looks Like A Winner in South Carolina!
From the welcome he got here in Greenville, South Carolina, Edwards seems to have caught a second wind. He seemed energized by the audience. He's thinner than when I last saw him in 2004, but there is more emotional substance there. I think that this Primary fight on his home turf could be the turning point for him.
Friday, January 25, 2008(6 comments)
You Want The Truth? You Can't Handle The Truth!
If not wanting to uncover the truth is the reason for not asking the difficult questions, than we are acting in a manner inconsistent and incompatible in maintaining any type of democracy in our nation.
Americans No Longer Question Authority
We should be asking ourselves if this government really needs the power that we seem to have ceded to them. We should be asking if the government really needs the authority to monitor our phone conversations, our e-mails and our mail. We should also be concerned about the laws that have been passed that require every citizen to have a national ID card.
Rob Kall, Publisher of OEN, Guests on "Tim Gatto, Uncut and Uncensored".
I always enjoy Rob's insights and I can understand why OEN has such wide support in the Progressive community. I like the fact that the site is a little more to the "left" than many other so-called "progressive" sites that are really nothing more than cheerleaders for the so-called "centrist" Democrats that seem to slip more to the right with each passing year (this is my own opinion of course).
Monday, September 5, 2011
Labor Day, GM and Libya
I can't help but to weigh in on the situation in Libya. While Gaddafi wasn't a perfect ruler, he did more for his country than most rulers do for theirs.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012(2 comments)
The Debates; What They Didn't Say
These debates are dog and pony shows. Sure it was interesting and they fought like cats and dogs and both made good points and Obama came back and triumphed. Still, in real issues that affect real Americans, nothing was said that we could sink our teeth into. Not really.
Monday, August 6, 2012(1 comments)
I want to take this opportunity to tell you how impressed I am with your political acumen. You (or the people you choose to run the campaign) seem to have the ability to run a campaign brilliantly. It is truly amazing how you can run an entire Presidential campaign based on pure bullshit and make it appear that you are promising the voters heaven itself.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Our "Next Big Thing"
This Administration and the Administration of the previous regime has gutted our Constitutional rights. They have destroyed Posse Comitatus which prevented the President from using the military for law enforcement. The FISA Laws, The Patriot Act, The John Warner Defense bill, and now the NDAA has left all Americans vulnerable. Once a person is declared a "terrorist or a terrorist sympathizer" they have no rights.
An Impossible Dream
This time I'm going to take a different track. I'm not going to dwell on what's wrong. We all know what's wrong. No, this time I'm going to share a vision with all of you. It's a way out of this out-of-control train we are riding on.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Let Them Worry About Us
There are very few Democratic lawmakers that don't belong to the much touted 1%. Just ask Senator Frank Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank about their "good deal" Countrywide cut-rate mortgages after they worked on those banking regulations.
Monday, November 5, 2007(6 comments)
The "War on Terror" brought to you by Corporate America
We were raised to believe that capitalism is the life-blood of this country. To suggest that this very same capitalism is killing our right to be informed citizen's with the right to choose our own leaders sounds too much like a Marxist diatribe, even if it is the truth.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Election Day Blues
I sat and watched MSNBC and watched them make their assessments about why the Democrats lost so badly. Well the fact that the President didn't do anything but reward his campaign contributors with a massive deficit causing bail-out while turning its back on the manufacturing sector wasn't a real vote-getter
New Found Sunni Oil and The Future of Iraq
New oil discoveries in the Sunni-controlled Western Provinces, could make the idea of a three-state Iraq more plausible. The area will find itself under more American scrutney than ever.
Sunday, May 26, 2013(4 comments)
The Attack on Alex Jones
The facts are this; Jones has a huge following and he is saying the things that the powers that be don't want us to hear. He understands the practice of using labels to divide us. He understands the Left-Right paradigm that they use to keep us fighting amongst ourselves. He understands the consequences of the type of "Globalism" that is being used to enrich the few and enslave the many.
Thursday, November 9, 2006(1 comments)
Political Things are not the Most Important Things
Sometimes we loose sight of what's really important when we are involved so deeply in our daily lives. I'm glad that this election is over so that I can take some time to see everthing that I have and appreciate the gifts in my life.
War is the Backbone of our Economy
I agree with Ron Paul. We HAVE had excesses of engagement with the rest of the world. We support dictatorial regimes while telling the American people we are supporting democracy.
Thursday, April 19, 2007(3 comments)
The Democrats Now Want A Non-Binding Withdrawal. Do You Know Why?
The Post says: "The compromises may cost Democrats votes among antiwar liberals, but they hope to pick up some Republicans." No kidding. This just blatantly shows what constituency they are aiming for, and it's not the Liberal/Progressive camp. It never was except when they wanted to win the last election.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012(5 comments)
Ballot Access for Third Parties
The two-party system is the way that those in power maintain their grip on the American political system. Remember, nowhere in The Declaration of independence or The Constitution does it say that the United States should operate on a two-party system.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007(53 comments)
The History Channel's 9/11 Documetary, and Sen. Leahy's Subpoena
I have to admit that the History Channel did a job of trying to debunk many ideas about 9/11 but failed to answer my own questions. The most important things we should be concentrating on however is what happened AFTER 9/11. Why did the government declare war on the American people?
Monday, November 26, 2007(28 comments)
Beyond Treason; The Call for A Congression Investigation
It is against the U.N. Charter to use weapons of mass destruction and that's exactly what we are doing. Not only on the so-called "enemy", but on our own troops that feel the effects of "Fallout". Yes, you read me right, fallout. This is exactly the same result of a "Dirty Bomb" that the U.S. Government keeps threatening the people of this nation might happen if a "terrorist" explodes radioactive material with a bomb.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013(1 comments)
Wrong is Wrong, No Matter Who Does It
This kind of behavior is just plain wrong. What really bothers me is what the PTB did to the Occupy movement. If there are so-called "Progressives" that wish to defend Obama and his cronies, they might just wish to take a minute to reflect on how they crushed the most promising populist movement in the 21st Century.
Monday, January 15, 2007(2 comments)
The Strangest Story I've EVER Written
This is the oddest post I've ever written. I'm sure that some people know more than they are telling about what could be the biggest story of the century!
Monday, April 23, 2007(2 comments)
The Greatest Casualty of "The War on Terror"; Our Constitutional Rights
It is so easy to write about this criminal "unitary executive" administration. They beg to be outed. They actually hide very little. They urinate on the Constitution and the public media does nothing. When you read a book or see a movie about the Holocaust, just think about what our country has done in the name of "democracy" in the last decade.
Monday, May 14, 2007(12 comments)
Iraq and Big Oil
Saddam wasn't taken out because we want Iraq's oil; he was taken out because OPEC and BIG OIL did not want Saddam to flood the market with cheap oil.
Thursday, October 18, 2007(3 comments)
Write Your Congressman. Right.
You can write your Congressman until your fingers are bleeding and your tongue is crimson from paper cuts from licking the envelopes but it won't do any good. You can call these people, write to them, and send a video if that what floats your boat, and it still won't do any good. These people, in case you haven't noticed, are not going to do anything!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007(15 comments)
The Media Has Failed the American People!
The underpinnings of a true democracy is the free flow of information and the transparency of government. We have no free flow of information and the government shrouds itself in secrecy.
The facts are clear for every American not just for people on the left. The issue is whether we want corporate sycophants that obey every whim of their corporate donors or whether we want our Congressmen and Senators to represent their constituents.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012(1 comments)
A Political Writer is also a Target
What I actually want to talk about is a curious happenstance that has been going on since I decided to give political articles a break. You see, I'm concentrating on a new novel. I find that writing fiction is easier when I stay away from writing politically. Staying away from politics hasn't been as easy as it used to be. This is what I wish to share with you.
I'm Only One Person
I'm just one person that sees that the direction that this nation is headed in is not in anyone's best interests. Can we change it? Who knows? We should at least try.
Monday, October 29, 2007(25 comments)
America is Out of Time, We Need A new Strategy
The next step is the logical step and that is civil disobedience. When 10,000 people sit down at the entrance of Penn Station, or 100,000 people block the entrances of the Capitol building, or 20,000 people block the entrances of the stock exchange, the media will take notice.
Friday, June 1, 2007(2 comments)
Now We Can Bring Our Troops Home
Is there any integrity left anywhere anymore? People hear so many lies coming from the White House that they don't even bother to call anyone out on them anymore. It's getting to the point that more and more people get their news from the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" than they do from CBS or NBC.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Foreign Aid and the Economic Crisis
In order to clarify exactly what foreign aid is, and isn't, we should no longer call it foreign aid or other descriptive phrases such as "humanitarian assistance" or any other noble-sounding tags.
Saturday, January 27, 2007(5 comments)
Iran is Going to Be Attacked
Why Congress is not trying to do what it is Constitutionally charged to do, is beyond my comprehension. If this is "playing politics" maybe they need to be charged with treason along with the Bush Administration.
Friday, October 8, 2010(6 comments)
To The Rank and File
Is the Democratic Party the party of the working man? Maybe it once was, but that was a long time ago, for the last few decades, they have been the party of the corporations.
Friday, November 30, 2007(11 comments)
The Political Issue that Nobody Wants to Talk About
We haven't had meaningful campaign finance reform enacted by the Federal government ever. The corporate lobbies and the "bundlers" have consistently put their interests ahead of the people in this nation for decades. This is probably the single most important reason why we have not seen honesty and transparency in political dealings within the United States.
Sunday, April 22, 2007(6 comments)
Put Bush and Cheney On Trial for "Breaking" Our Army!
I spent 21 years in the Army. During that time I met some of the greatest people I have ever known. I also met the biggest morons that ever walked the face of the Earth. The Army is really like a microcosm of the civilian world, except in the Army, you get to know people on a really intimate basis.
These sociopaths in power don't care about those in Syria dying over their diabolical plans. We all know how this will end. More people will die. Eventually we will use military force. Once that happens, it will become a quagmire. This could become Obama's legacy. It could become World War III.
Saturday, May 19, 2007(3 comments)
Review: Armed Madhouse by Greg Palast
Every single chapter left me numb. All of the things that I had taken for granted, things I thought I knew, were unceremoniously exploded before my very eyes, by the best explosive expert in the literary world. The one thing that kept running through my mind after reading the things he was writing (that were also backed up with facts and pictures), was why hasn't this been reported on by the media?
Monday, February 11, 2013
Will the Right to a Trial of Our Peers Be Usurped?
Surveillance drones are already being used in this man-hunt. The question that I would like to pose here is that if they have a shot, will an armed drone be used to take this individual down? If this happens, will they give him a chance to give himself up, or will this just be another indiscriminate murder by another governmental agency seeking to destroy its enemies without judicial process?
Chemtrails are real. I have seen them and I have talked to people that have admitted to me that they are real.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007(5 comments)
America is Under Attack from Within!
Meanwhile Bill Kristof and the demonizers on FOX TV spread misinformation at the speed of light while the other networks soft-shoe it so they won't antagonize their corporate sponsors, the average American that doesn't read liberal/progressive websites believes that Iran is where Satan reigns supreme.
The Lost Art of "Critical Thinking"
If people don't take the time to understand what the issues of the day are, you will never know which issues have been excluded from the coverage of the news.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007(20 comments)
Sieg Heil! To The Satanic Majesty: Bush!
George Bush is the devil incarnate. If the fundamentalist Christians need the Anti-Christ to hail in the Rapture, they've got him. This is the most evil, freedom hating, power seeking individual that has ever lived in the White House.
Sunday, December 2, 2007(3 comments)
Revolution by Any Other Name...
The bottom line must be realized as two separate and distinct ideas. The corporatist's understand that it embodies the health and economic stability of their many enterprises. As far as the American people are concerned, the bottom line is something else entirely. It comprises the freedoms that we are willing to forfeit by allowing corporations to operate outside the rule of law.
Monday, October 15, 2007(27 comments)
Ron Paul Captures the Power of the "Blogosphere"
Ron Paul seems to have struck a nerve in the vast blogosphere where he has gotten two thirds of his contributions from. His strict constitutionalist stand, after the savagery that the Bush Administration subjected the Constitution to, seems to have endeared him to Independents, Republicans and even Democrats that yearn for someone that can restore the basis of our representative republic.
Exposing The Secret War on American Citizens
The only way to get corporations out of politics is to educate the public. There is nothing that can't be done if we refuse to be beaten. To give up on it is to surrender our freedom.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Future is Ours if We Want It
Unless we as a people remain vigilant and fight to keep our fundamental liberties of which there are very few left, we can only look forward to an eventual police state if we don't have one already. We are completely clueless of what or where information of a personal nature ends up
Wednesday, March 28, 2007(2 comments)
America is Becoming a Failed State
It's not just Iraq we in America should be worried about. The longer this nation avoids the consequences of what Bush and Company has wrought, the longer it will take to put the US back together.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
A Most Important Time in American History
The demonstration in Washington on the 15th was just the start. The American people must keep the pressure on Congress and this administration to do what is necessary to bring some semblance of democracy back to our nation.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007(14 comments)
Anti-War Shouldn't Mean Anti-Military
The military has a culture and a history that few civilians really understand. I've seen some things that have made me very aware of things I believed I had left behind.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Our Military Turns on its Own
It looks as if the men and women serving or who have served, often with back to back combat tours away from their families, ducking IED's and bullets, will bear the cost of an out of control military budget.
Monday, June 11, 2007(6 comments)
Our Coming National Nightmare
Two documents out our Republic in the worst kind of jeopardy. Taken together they could create a legal dictatorship.
Sunday, October 28, 2007(6 comments)
"Collateral Damage?" You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!
They trusted the military when they took ships after World War II and ringed Bikini Atoll in the pacific and the men were made to come to the decks of the flotilla and given goggles so they could watch an explosion of an atomic bomb not five miles away. My father, a Marine that had fought in Okinawa and was in the occupation of Japan was there. He died of cancer at 59 that had ravaged his body.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sanford and Change in South Carolina
How many times will we be stabbed in the back before we realize that they just don't care about us? A good example is Mark Sanford. Why must he suck off the government teat for another two years? Who told him to be a professional politician? Can't he get a real job? These people drive me crazy. They show distain for the people that elect them and the people turn around and reelect them. This is called slave mentality.
The Only Way That Democrats Can Remain in Power
The war in Iraq will be on the Democrats doorstep in 2008. Unless we put the blame for this unwise and ill-concieved war where it belongs, and do what it takes to end it, we will see the Right Wing back in power. We have a chance to make this right, let's not blow it.
CONGRESS: Nothing is "Off the Table"
What does Congress take the American people for, fools? There will be demonstrations across the nation. Let them realize that their time is up. We demand action.
Saturday, February 17, 2007(2 comments)
A Look into Beck's Strange Brain
Glenn Beck has no new ideas, no cutting edge wit, no intellectual reasoning, in fact he's got nothing going for him. Then why is he on CNN and I'm writing for free on the web? Is nothing fair in this world?
Corporations, Corprocrats, and Saving our Democracy from Those That Would Take it From Us
I communicated with Rob Kall privately and apoligized. This article explains why somethin more than electing Democrats to stop the erosion of our democracy must be done. I think I've tried to explain it in the best way that I can, but as some have told me, I'm preaching to the choir. Help get the word out and try to get others involved. It's our country, and our responsibility.
Friday, December 22, 2006
Center for Responsive Politics
The Center for Responsive Politics has been the best source of information on who gives, and who gets in politics. Visit their site and see how everything becomes a bit more clear.
Progressives Need to Write for Different Audiences
Our natural allies are the Unions and the environmental groups. I'm not talking about the leadership of the Unions; I'm talking about the rank and file members that have been more than disillusioned with their corporate controlled leadership.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
No News is Real News
The so-called "News" we get from the "Mainstream Media" is more entertainment than news. To get "real news" you must look for it. Don't count on the MSM.
Can We Believe Anyone Anymore?
The interests that this government is working for are its own best interests. Saying this, I'm including the Democrats. The Congress could have started an investigation of this war the day that the Democratic majority took their seats in Washington.
Thursday, May 17, 2007(1 comments)
Breakthrough with Iran On Iraqi War Issues
It seems as if open negotiations between Iran and the United States are just around the corner. According to the Stratfor Geopolitical Intelligence Report, they will meet soon on the ambassadorial level.
Sunday, June 10, 2007(3 comments)
Wild Sunday on the Tube - Get THIS!
Well Bob, I think we should use our military and strike Iran. I believe that we should use our power and take out that base. We must stop Iran from training Hezbollah and others from attacking Israel"
Sunday, April 29, 2007(2 comments)
Senator Mike Gravel isn't "Funny" at All
What does it take for people to understand that Mike Gravel is telling the truth and that he is the ONLY one that is telling the truth! What does it take for the American public to learn to think for themselves and not let people on the television tell them how to think?
Saturday, January 26, 2008(17 comments)
Edwards Lost, Now Where Do I Go?
This gives me a clear signal that the Democratic Party, once again, is not the party that represents the way that I think politically.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
The Two Faces of Rudy
He was a true maverick, unfortunately, his quest for higher political office has shaped Giuliani into what he is now, a candidate that is trying to capture the conservative right of his party. In the process, of trying to appeal to that conservative wing, he has discarded the Giuliani that thought for himself and used bipartisanship to advance the things he thought were right and not just politically expedient. Now he is a "po
Bush: "almost" Human
The only thing that George W. Bush will be remembered for is that he "almost" did something right. He "almost" got Bin Laden, he "almost" got elected President legitimately, he "almost" destroyed the nation.
Friday, October 20, 2006(1 comments)
21st Century Slavery
This is a case where the liberals want stiffer laws and penalties and the right want an attitude of indifference. The subject? Illegal immigration.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Realism; The Third Rail of American Politics
The term "Progressive" is the latest classification to be adopted by the corporatists. Hillary Clinton absolutely floored me when she stood up at the Yearly Kos and described herself as a Progressive.
Monday, September 3, 2007(1 comments)
Three Thoughts for Labor Day
I have three things that you might want to mull over during this Labor Day. Just take an hour of your busy day.
The Only Logical Way to Keep Our Democracy
I believe it's time that the Democrats learned a lesson in civics and the Republicans learned what one person; one vote means. The only way that we can accomplish our progressive/liberal goals is to hijack the Democratic Party.
Don't Ask Jack to Help 'Cause he'll Turn the Other Ear
So what are you going to do on the 11th of September? I'm not doing anything. I'm not buying anything, writing anything, filling up my car or anything else. What are you doing on the 15th of September? I know where I'll be. I'll be in New York City at the rally to get us out of Iraq.
Friday, May 18, 2007(7 comments)
Venezuela is None of Our Business!
Any talk of socialism brings out George's alter ego. Just as in the comic books of my youth, the word socialism turns our President into Dubya-man. Yes Dubya-man, who came to Earth from a swollen belly, kowtows to the right with both knees, and who disguised as The President of The United States, fights a never-ending battle for wealth, indifference, and the Neo-con way.
Friday, April 6, 2007(3 comments)
Our Changing View of Obscenity
What constitutes obscenity? Bush's policies both foreign and domestic could be considered obscene. Some TV shows in my opinion also make the grade
Wednesday, December 19, 2007(7 comments)
Democrats Fold on Iraq Funding Again!
Again the Democrats in Congress failed to stop the funding for Iraq or to get a timetable in the measure, failing in a vote of 70-25 to fund the war without restrictions. The measure was overturned with the help of 21 Democrats.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007(6 comments)
The End of Political Parties?
The fact that he brought a giant kiss-off to the party of Lincoln, the party that gave us George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, warms my heart. The fact that he did not run to the pretenders for political backing, tells me that he realizes what many of us already know, that the Democrats are no catch either.
Sunday, December 24, 2006(5 comments)
Eyes Wide Open
While everyone rushes about getting ready for Christmas, my eyes remain wide open. The Bush Administration is quietly changing the balance of power in Iraq...all the indicators are there.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007(1 comments)
I See Signs of Progressive Life in America
I do see this nation waking up. I see Gonzales on the ropes. I see Gates not playing yes man to Bush. I see the country wanting answers to 9/11. I see a grassroots movement to impeach Bush and Cheney. I see some Constitutional rights being restored. All is not lost.
Saturday, September 29, 2007(1 comments)
America is Nearing Dictatorship. The Truth Hurts.
We are caught between a government that is intent on spinning a web of deceit, and a population that has grown weary of the lies and distortions. We are headed towards a confrontation that we haven't seen since the Vietnam debacle.
Saturday, August 18, 2007(2 comments)
Nothing The Government Says Adds Up
Try to make sense of all of these "threats" and "threat-levels" that the government says we are under. The only ones I see killing people is our own government.
Senator Obama, Rhetoric is Not Enough!
The American people are a wounded people and they are grasping at straws to get some logic and compassion back into the White House. They won't settle for continued conflict in Iraq and corporate control of our government.
Newspapers are Creating Their Own Demise
Newspapers no longer engage in muck-racking or do they actually try to expose the "truth" to the American people. They bend over backwards to pacify their advertisers because their readership is declining. They won't even mention Kucinich or Gravel when taking about the Democratic candidates. Is it any wonder why readership is dropping?
We Have No Unity, No Unity at All
Well in my view, unless we can at least decide to participate in a General Strike on September 11, 2007. We have no "movement" What we have is many people with their own opinions that don't want to work with anyone else. I'll just keep on writing. That's what I do.
Come to Jonesboro or to a Demonstration Near youToday
These people will never trust the US, and will always look at us as a very foreign power occupying them. We are from different religions and our culture is not theirs. They will never embrace us as liberators after we have savaged their country.
Getting Away with Murder
While Big Oil and the Bush Administration dance with each other, the losers of this big game, the one that didn't even really know they were playing a game in the first place, will just go their own way. The Iraqi people, the poor Iraqi people that have never controlled their own oil, or made a profit off of their only big resource, will see this resource slip away once again.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Today is All We Have
Today is all we have. This President could declare martial law at the slightest provocation.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007(16 comments)
It's Time for RICO
Forget about impeachment. This Congress isn't about to impeach anyone for anything. The people sitting in the Capitol Building have the moral prerogatives of snake oil salesmen.
These Old Men Are Getting Away With Murder!
Lets talk about two laws that really need a fresh view. Lets talk about that horrid ruling by the Nazi side of the Supreme Court. Why five old men who have never borne a child and never will, are deciding the fate of a law that should be a woman's prerogative is one of the flaws of our judicial system.
We See What They're Planning
So the way I see things, we are knee-deep in fecal matter. The banks are playing their games, the government is attempting to go to War with Iran and at the very same time carve out an empire in North America. Meanwhile, we won't know what hit us. Senators, Congress people, activists and everyday people won't know which end of what coin is up.
Friday, July 6, 2007(11 comments)
Why We are Losing this War in Iraq
Limited wars can be fought very successfully with limited weaponry and manpower, with virtually no air power. Witness Vietnam and Iraq.
Sunday With The Lamestream Media
What about the Democratic Underground and the Democratic Parties own website? How about the polls? When 73% of the people polled think we are running our country into the ground, it's not a left wing complaint anymore. When 59% of the people support the pullout that the Dems sponsored, it was many more people than the ones that are tuned into the left.
So You Think I'm Crazy? Just Wait.
It's hard to live in this country with a chronic case of rage. What's harder is hearing idiot commentators on television telling the people of the nation bullshit propaganda that comes directly out of the Dick's office. You KNOW he is selling snake oil, yet people you talk to act as if everything is peachy.
It's Not Just Left Against Right Anymore, It's About What IS Right
I recently wrote an article about the Bush administration and their attacks on our Constitutional Rights. One of the things that I mentioned is that we are all Americans Left and Right, and that as Americans, we are all in danger of permanently losing the rights and freedoms that we won in the War of Independence.
The US is in Serious Trouble - We Can't Ignore It
If you are a politician that believes in the creationist theory, than you are either stupid, too stupid to hold office, or you are a liar, and you are lying to get stupid Christians that believe that to vote for you.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Bush Tries to "Humiliate" Russia
The United States seems to believe that it is omnipotent. It seems to believe that its decisions are infallible. Bush said once that he looked into their "soul" of Vladimir Putin. I guess when he did that, he saw a patsy.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008(7 comments)
Senate Caves Again, This time on FISA!
Talk about a turnaround, a vote later today will give the Senate's stamp of approval on everything President Bush wanted. The vote was 69-29 with Clinton and Graham not voting.
Sunday, March 25, 2007(3 comments)
Dumbing America Down
With 12 minutes of World News a night, how stupid can Americans be? How stupid can they get? Don't rely on the MSM for your News.
Monday, April 9, 2007(3 comments)
Just Give Us the News; We Will Decide What it Means
The MSM's most important function is to report the news, not to tell us what it all means. What is truth to some, could be construed as propaganda to another. Just report the facts, everything else is opinion.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006(8 comments)
Two Presidents and Two Lies
Why is there a "double standard" in the media. One for Democrats and one for Republicans? When is a lie excusable? Why hasn't the media stood against Bush's lies?
Thursday, January 18, 2007(1 comments)
Politics and Whores
The oldest profession in the world isn't prostitution, it's politics. Then again, there isn't much of a difference between the two.
Thursday, August 16, 2007(16 comments)
The Crux of Our Problems: Globalization
What is behind the Bush Administration and the elimination of our freedoms that were once ours courtesy of The Constitution? Here are the culprits. Some knew it all along.
Monday, April 16, 2007(1 comments)
Death at Home; Death in Iraq: It still Hurts
It's a terrible thing when 32 people die in an unexpected way in a peaceful setting. The hurt doesn't dissipate however when it's in the middle of a war zone with trigger happy militias filled with hundreds of people like the guy at Virginia Tech. It hurts just as bad when you find out your father died trying to get to a food store in Baghdad
America! Remember this: "Fear is the Mindkiller"
Fear is at the very core of this administration's policies. Since 9/11 we have been bombarded with messages of fear. Every time this nation's alert status goes up, George W. Bush's popularity rating rises 3 or 4%. It is no wonder that we were in "alert status orange" prior to the 2004 election.
When Will We Get Our Constitution Back?
We stopped the Republicans from letting Bush have his way. Now how do we stop both political parties from taking the few rights we have left and reinstating our Constitution?
Tuesday, February 20, 2007(8 comments)
Is Congress Deaf?
The temperature that "We the People" are feeling when thinking about our Federal government, is reaching the boiling point. This is a letter I wrote to Congress today. Think they'll listen?
Everything Starts with You
It seems as if Americans have lost their moral compass and feel that the sainted Al Gore will lead us back from certain doom, and the tone of these pleadings remains the same; "Please reconsider and save America".
Memorial Day and the Memories of Yesterday and Today
That is, unless the American people start demanding that the government rid itself from corporate control, and rescinds The Patriot Act, The Military Commission Act of 2006, The Insurrection Act and stop with this phony "War on Terror". The situation of the middle class is getting worse every year.
Friday, July 20, 2007
A New Bush "Executive Privilege" Theory
The old saying that "drastic times call for drastic measures" could not be as appropriate as they are now. These indeed are drastic times. The American people would have no problem with Congress using drastic measures.
Friday, August 31, 2007(8 comments)
This is a Movement People, Don't Ever Doubt it!
There will be a permanent display of the anti-war movement that the mainstream media can no longer ignore. This movement will be an in-your-face, do or die expression of disgust with this administration and with Congress and their do nothing attitude. If we accomplish nothing, at least we can show the rest of the world and this government that we won't blindly accept authority when the policies go against everything we believe
Thursday, January 31, 2008(1 comments)
Move-On, Move Over, Mikes Moving In
How can they justify supporting the two candidates that receive more corporate donations than any Republican candidate?
They forgot that there is a catch to their so-called "progressive" agenda; the still active participation of Senator Mike Gravel.
Friday, October 27, 2006(1 comments)
My Mother, My Generation and War
Relecting on the arguments I had with my mother over Vietnam, and how my generation stopped one war and started another, and how Kissenger advanced the strategy for both.
Just Some Thoughts on The Democratic Slate
She has consistently voted for all funding for the war, she has yet to voice a dissenting remark about the Patriot Act, The FISA fiasco, or the Warner Defense Bill and the Revamped Insurrection Act or any of those nefarious pieces of legislation that have undermined our Constitution.
Why I Am Voting Democrat: Part III
The last of a three-part article on why I believe that we need the Democrats to counter Bush's extremism. This is about the military, something I know a little about.
Monday, April 16, 2007(6 comments)
This Mornings "Early Show"
Don't pretend you are delivering the NEWS when that's not what you are about. Leave the NEWS to NEWSPEOPLE.
Sunday, October 15, 2006(1 comments)
Why I Am Voting for The Democrats Part II
Part II of why I'm voting for the Democrats and why. Also, why getting the Democrats control of the house and senate might be the most important thing we do in this decade.
Sunday, November 25, 2007(1 comments)
The Real "Latest in Sunday Talk"
Who cares about Iraq, only one GI is dying per day and only 364 Iraqi civilians were killed last week. Isn't that great news? The violence is down to where it was in September of 2006! Man, with numbers like that we could stay indefinitely and continue to spend ourselves back to the Bronze Age!
Monday, August 13, 2007(6 comments)
This is Your Life Bush
There are people that feel that this nation is too far over the brink to ever be brought back to a decent republic. They feel shame over everything that has happened, not only on your watch, even though that started it, but now they have looked at the nation with a critical eye and they really don't believe that this nation has ever stood for anything worthwhile.
The Political Landscape is Changing
Today has been an interesting day when it comes to campaign finances and talk of a third party. First of all, The Supreme Court seems ready to take another look into the constitutionality of the McCain-Fiengold Act that has supposedly brought us campaign reform.
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
The "Sandbox" Theory
Q.When is a choice not a choice, but picking the lesser of two evils?
A. When you are talking about American national politics.
Sunday, January 14, 2007(7 comments)
Hey Congress; What does it Take?
What does it take to warrant impeachment? If He was getting a blow job when he ripped up the Bill of Rights, would that have done it?
The First Step in a Very Long Walk Toward Representative Democracy
The Democratic takeover of the house is but a small step to restoring our representative democracy. The corporations and special interests are still the ones that finance our politicians careers. We need to examine who is getting what from whom, and not to be complacent. This is just the opening shot in a larger war.
Congress Shows It's "Backbone" Again! Progressives Need to Stand-Up!
Meanwhile, the Progressives in the Democratic Party are supposed to sit on their hands until hell freezes over. While the Mainstream Media casts us as the "fringe" element of the party, we know better. Progressives are the mainstay of the Democratic Party, we are not going away.
Sunday, April 29, 2007(1 comments)
Sunday Talk : Time to Scream!
It's not good for me to sit in front of the television and watch professional "spin doctors" make up their own versions of events that are making news. The main problem that I have is my inability to reach into the picture tube and grab some of these people by the throat and squeeze until they stop thrashing around.
Friday, June 15, 2007(4 comments)
I am realizing that I'm living in a new world, and that there is something happening, something that will be written about in the future as a time of change, when America either became a dictatorship, or came extremely close.
Thursday, October 19, 2006(1 comments)
McCain's Arrogance on CBS
McCain's apology for Congressional failures was insincere and his view on Iraq is reprehensible. His failure to stand up to Bush does not qualify him to run for President. Read what he said on The CBS Evening News
Friday, November 16, 2007(11 comments)
Did America Win at Last Nights Debate?
Isn't it time that America had some fresh air for a change? Hillary Clinton is, like her husband that she learned the trade from, a consummate politician that will bring us down the road to more saber-rattling and "free-trade" agreements.
Monday, July 2, 2007(4 comments)
Time to Bring Criminal Charges
Is he(Bush)exempt from the standards set by the law because he is The President of the United States? Can he lie to the American people with impunity and force a war with another country predicated on lies? Is this legal?