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Leaving behind a treacherous government now addicted to perpetual war, its limitlessly greedy and power-lusting masters, as well as the retarded albeit smirky Republicans and their evermore clonish Democrat colleagues, a braindead electorate incapable of recognizing its own best interests, the hypocritical Christians who '"support our troops," and the tiresome, sloganeering and feckless activist-hobbyists, as well as those who profit from their plastic morality -- I now repair to my Jungle Home amidst the giant palmettos on a dirt road running east from the Gulf coast that neither the US Mail nor school buses dare assay, and there to gain the more decent and trustworthy company of the indigenous sand tortoises and rattlesnakes.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 27, 2011
Military to Police American Civilians!? The ACLU has advised that this week: "The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield -- even people in the United States itself."
(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 20, 2016
Hillary Insufficiently Lesser-Evil The secrets that Hillary shares with the banksters are too expensive for us meager voters to learn. Will you trust her with your vote? Not this liberal!
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 19, 2011
Republican-Democrat Inc. vs the People Obama promised "Change!" We got it, the change that is, while Greed Inc. got the bailout dollars, Weapons Inc. got the profits, and the Republicans neutered the Democrats. In fourteen months we'll get another chance. We "ordinary" people need to see where we've gone wrong, then make a better choice for our own best interests, a choice other than the false promises of Mr. Hope and Change.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Mass Atrocities We Allow and Pay For The question is: Why do we the citizens allow and pay for the war and the atrocities our military has committed in the Middle East for the past 15 years, a hemisphere and two seas from our beaches?
A Twitter Card, From Images
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 22, 2016
Beware the Lesser-Evil-Choice Canard There is the proposition that we must choose the lesser-evil in 2016. Yes, both are bad. We must now prepare to never allow this again.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 17, 2011
Facts or Fiction on the Wall Street Occupation With all my respect and profound appreciation for the authentic Occupy Wall Street people, there is evidence that some others would exploit this initiative for perverted interests of their own. It is important that the authentic allies of this movement share the truth with each other that is not available in the captive media.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2012
Why the U.S. Postal Service will Fall USPS blindly and suicidally flies in the face of the real American Way, and -- as is the case with a decent single-payer medical program vs the combined forces of the AMA and the Insurance cartel -- is bound for public execution.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Fallacy of "Lesser-Evil" Choice Yet three years from the next national election, there is already the voicing of liberals (?) that we cannot chance supporting such as Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders lest we lose, therefore we must choose a "winner" rather than someone who actually exemplifies our ideals.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Not a Two-Party System, but One Two-Headed Monster Over the last 31 years, the differences between Democrats and Republicans -- not so much in their words but certainly in their actions -- have just about disappeared, leaving us with an administration, under either party label, indentured to greed interests at the expense of the vast majority of the citizens.
deadening, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Yet Another Wretched "Surge" Urged Another "surge" to be urged in Afghanistan promises nothing except hopeless slaughter on both sides with the sole advantage to the profits of the weapons makers and kickbacks to their politicos.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The Charade of the Lesser-Evil Choice There is no "lesser-evil." Nevertheless, both major parties have been internally corrupted and are foisting that favorite old device on an electorate to capture the bobble-headed vote.
Leaders of the Democratic Party, From FlickrPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 14, 2017
Reform the Current Democrat Establishment? Can the current misrepresentative Democrat hierarchy be supplanted by honest agents of the people? Or must we proceed to form a new party that does?
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 11, 2017
Solution to the "Korean Problem" Here is the quite simple solution to the current problems between the U.S. and Korea that involves the full-time participation of but two persons.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 25, 2017
Where to now, " a world I never made"? The real people of the Democrat Party are at sea, now directionless after being misled by their bankster-supported leadership.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 26, 2011
Going to the October Event in the District of Corruption? The word is out on the big protest against everlasting war and indecent governance in D.C. in October. An impressive number of activist luminaries are committed. But he nagging question remains: Will this make any substantial difference in the treacherous course our government is set upon, or will this be -- however noble and moral -- just another message to find its way into the Capitol's refuse bin?
From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Comey, "You're Fired!" Trump's action to fire the Director of the FBI appears to be taken from the script of his former third-rate TV show.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 16, 2017
The Plastic Menace Revitalized The Trumpsters are pushing the Defense Department to increase our forces in Afghanistan in order to divert attention from Trump's maladministration, regardless of the costs and lives to be wasted.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 23, 2017
Where is America, and Where is it Going? A "democratic" party now corrupted by insiders along with the usual republican "big money" persuasion require a thorough examination and correction, possibly by the necessity of the conventionally denigrated emergence of a third party.
From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 5, 2012
How Do We Get People Into the Streets? A people will revolt but only when their condition becomes absolutely intolerable. That intolerability will become our salvation.
Thomas Jefferson Portrait, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 2, 2014
Our Unaffordable Bill of Rights Having reaped their mountain of lucre and gained unassailability from the laws of the land, our masters can no longer afford the threat posed by our Bill of Rights to protect the best interests of the mere citizens.
flying trumpeze, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 21, 2017
Tales from the Flyin' Trumpeze Trump makes it quite clear in less than 24 hours in Saudi Arabia that weapons of mass slaughter and destruction are atop America's priorities list.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 20, 2016
The President Missteps into the Election As officially President of all the American people, Obama should not personally intrude in the citizens' choice of his successor.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 2, 2016
American Political Propaganda Threatens Peace Here Anti-Russia propaganda employed by both American major parties for partisan advantageis a threat to peace within our shores.
Both parties are hobbled by infighting and incompetence. Only one keeps winning elections., From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 22, 2016
We Got Trumped. So Now What? If indeed democracy survives the next four years in our country, we will need to clean up and perhaps expand the nomination process to provide promise for more decent and effective governance in future.
Bill of Rights, 09/25/1789, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A Diminished "America" One can hardly recognize today the "America" we were taught in school and so highly respected.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 17, 2011
Pathetic Partisan Persuasion and Other Stupid Stuff American voters in the main cast for more-or-less their partisan persuasion, that is Democrat or Republican. But still quite a few offended by both will insist to vote for their choice of the "lesser-evil" major candidate. We must do better than this.
Dr. Strangelove, From GoogleImages
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 3, 2017
America: Best at Everything including Movies (?) Are Americans actually the best at everything, including their cinema, and -- oh yes -- their choices in politics and war?
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wake Up, America!  Get Straight!  And Let Us Know! It is high time to open our eyes and ears to the propaganda of both major political parties, to stop the lies, the wars and dominance of the greed interests, to get beyond the "lesser-evil choice," and to move on to a government that truly represents the best interests of the American people and human decency.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 2, 2014
"LIZ: Do Not Run !" WHAT !!! There is a recent piece cruising the WEB with statements from contributors to Elizabeth Warren's senatorial campaign stating these same contributors would not support Warren but Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. What's this really all about?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 7, 2017
Pogo, We Need a Reminder! The people of the United States are guilty of a lamentable choice of leadership for the past 36 years, and still seem to have problems coming to grips with it.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2011
In Praise of Anger The lamentable common cop-out is that anger accomplishes nothing. This of course is beyond nonsense -- it is pandering to plastic morality in its most obeisant and moronic form. Anger is not only beneficial to worthy causes but the necessary stimulus to correction of institutionalized abuse.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 31, 2014
Looking Amerika Politika in the Eye America is -- make that Americans are -- in trouble both here and around the world. But few are interested in our real problems, their actual causes and their effective, just and (dare I say it?) moral correction once the electioneering begins anew.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 24, 2011
Relief for New Orleans -- Benevolent Military Occupation Finally a decent and intelligent solution is offered for the rampaging crime afflicting the poor blacks of New Orleans: Send in the troops! Occupy them for their own benefit!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2016
America: Democracy or Oligarchy? Is our nation the democracy we were taught it is in school?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 15, 2011
Any Decent Dem Candidates Available for 2012? With it all -- now get a grip -- there are some few decent Democrat candidates, actually intelligent too, and who possess the courage of their convictions.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 29, 2012
Indentured Democrats are Hardly the Champions of the People ! On the rare and precious occasions when the real questions of War and Peace and of our ravaged Economy are asked of our government in such forums as the U.S. Senate, they seem to disappear into the mist that pervades the dome above a Democrat Senate-majority and the corridors of the Democrat Administration. And that appears to be just fine with the Dem boosters at the state and precinct levels.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 23, 2017
"Alternative Facts" and Such Truth lost out in the 2016 presidential election, to the "alternative facts" of the Republican campaign sponsored by the Big Money Makers, as well as to the "bad Russia" inventors of the Democrat campaign sponsored by the Big Money Controllers (a.k.a. Banksters).
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Michael Bloomberg Saves New York from Another 911 as well as from OWS! Mayor Bloomberg in an appearance on CNN Sunday night, advises how he and his team stopped a terrorist attack on New York City.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 9, 2011
America's Death Spiral It started thirty years ago under a Republican president with little more than attitude and platitudes between his eyebrows and his pompadour, a posturing class "B" actor somehow engineered into the most powerful position in the world, served by an obeisant electorate who should have known better but performed to the ringmaster's cue. And over the next thirty years the house that Roosevelt built comes a-tumblin' down.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 18, 2017
"Wire Tapping Trump Towers" Clarified Is there one scintilla of truth that supports any of the Trump claims of phone tapping of his Towers during the presidential campaign?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 17, 2011
America's Enemies in America Who are the enemies of Peace, the American People and Humanity? Pogo knew: "We have met the enemy and he is us."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 16, 2011
At Least PRIMARY the Imposter of Hope, Change and Integrity We were promised HOPE and CHANGE. Well we're still hoping, but that's not going to turn the ongoing tide that's drowning "the 99 percent." It's high time for Democrats to step up to their ideals, and at the very least to PRIMARY the imposter of those ideals.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 1, 2012
Enough Feckless Nattering -- Obama IS Our Next President What with the chronic partisan Democrats, both obtuse and aware, and the "lesser-evil" masochistically persuaded, along with voters seeking some degree of sanity fleeing from the Republican nominative buffoonery, Obama is in.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Two Major Parties -- One Wretched Government With the Democrat elected representation's progressive -- make that unprogressive -- drift to the right, it seems to matter less and less which political party wins elections only to represent big-money advantages at the expense of the people's best interests.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 3, 2016
America's Politcal Groupies America's traditional political parties; i.e., the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, have in reality long lost any resemblance to whatever their original and traditional partisan postures and ethics were. Do we have a chance at decent government?
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 25, 2014
"Run, Hillary, Run!" How long will it be before Hillary actually announces her candidacy? No doubt she'll run, but her plan is to await the time when the lines of partisanship and psychology join in apex on her strategy chart, which should not be too long after the tactic of the "Run, Hillary, Run!" chant is implemented -- sort of a make-me-do-it strategy, however plastic and obvious.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Obama's Iraq Duplicity Obama said of Iraq, that it's over. Yogi Berra said of everything, that "It ain't over till it's over." Which do you believe?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2012
"We Have Met the Enemy, and It is Wal-Mart!" Serious questions here that America is unable to influence companies that exploit children and violate the basic human rights of their workers. What! In the world's most powerful nation! Who's kidding who? And why?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 14, 2011
That Hopey-Changey Thing Despite criticism to the contrary, Obama did not campaign on a platform of "Hope and Change." It seems that we heard what we wanted to hear, and stumbled on that little old middle word: "AND." What he actually said was: "Hope FOR change". And, hey, now that we finally got the message, we're really hoping as hard as we can.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 9, 2011
The Yellow Brick Road to Wealth in America is by Inheritance Recent news has six heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune enjoying more wealth than a thirty percent slice of the entire population of the United States.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 1, 2011
The Lesser-Evil Choice Invites Self-Defeat Isn't lesser-evil a sucker's ploy? Rather than to cop-out, why not stand up for something actually good, something that reflects our values? We have them, values that is, don't we?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Wake Up Dim Demwits ! Progressives are catching on to the Democrat cadre's dodgy misrepresentation on the best interests of us "common" people. That includes the middle class as well as the less advantaged, of which, more of us have become more of them with every election of the past 34 years.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 16, 2014
Neglecting Jefferson, the Adams Boys, and Pogo Rest secure, my historical friends, we have not totally forgotten your wisdom, and with the more neglect and abuse surely to come upon us, we may yet rise again to merit your instruction.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Zomboid Partisans vs Intelligence, Decency and Survival Both of America's major political parties share in the guilt of the American treachery around the world and in the shredding of our Bill of Rights at home. American voters need to shed the leaden boots of partisan loyalty and get on to decent government unbeholden to greed meisters and their demands for atrocious means to self-serving ends.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 12, 2011
Republican Cover Girl Newsweek magazine caught a lot of flak from Republicans who claimed that its recent cover featuring Michelle Bachmann's face "made her look crazy." Are they saying the camera lies?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 30, 2014
Amerika, Heal Thyself ! An activist friend advises we should beseech John Kerry to intercede to stop the US government from manipulating development aid to promote the interests of Big Agra at the expense of poor El Salvador farmers and the millions of families they support. This can't happen in El Salvador or anyplace else until we clean up our own house in the USA. The election of 2016 is an opportunity for finally a start in such direction.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Dems and Repubs Steering Us toward Disaster? There is a Voice ascending in the crack between the blatherings of the two major political persuasions, a voice that says America is headed for a nightmare of disastrous proportions.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2012
Bailing Out the "Bailout" There's a new message on the WEB: "The Must Read Book of 2012: Bailout". The author's gist is that fervent partisanship will not save the "republic" from a government bipartisanly indentured to greed interests.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 19, 2011
US vs S&P: It's About Time, But... The Justice Department is investigating whether the nation's largest credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor's, improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Why has this taken so long? What happens next?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 11, 2011
Pathetic Presidential Platitudes Prompt Primary In such times as these, the call for a president's compelling example of courage, integrity and leadership is essential. We aren't getting it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Desperation for Decent Leadership Honest folks know things have not gone well for working or would-be working people for too long. It's high time we looked into America's mirror of truth, appraised our sad leadership for what it is, and rejected the temptation to once again be persuaded by the "lesser-evil" choice.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Political Remediation, Revolution, or Foreign Invasion? Well, certainly change there will be, but by what means?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 23, 2011
Bipartisan Disaster Pending There is a now faint Voice escaping from the narrowing crack between the blatherings of America's two major political representations, a whispering that America is headed for a nightmare of profound proportions.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 3, 2011
Indignity Testing The news headline read: "Passengers Searched After Exiting Train." The public's reaction to this ranged from "Oh. well" to "What possible purpose could that serve?" But indeed, intrusive searching of citizens AFTER they get OFF a train DOES have a purpose.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Can America Survive Electioneering Propaganda? If there is yet any possible way to survive America's past thirty-odd years of its bought-and-paid-for governnent and its wretched impact abroad, then we must wake up to the treacherous tactics of the politicos to persuade our support and even to encourage our indifference.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 5, 2011
America's Bipartisan Disaster and the Opportunity for Correction The Republican presidential candidates are doing well at trashing each others candidacy, which would be a good thing for America if it did not favor the same ilk in Democrat-sheep's clothing.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 27, 2012
Bipartisan Campaign Unmentionables We preach apple pie and flag worship. We practice slaughter and whore its means.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 20, 2011
Be Afraid What's it to be in the face of the next inevitable treacherous initiative of the war masters? Again to join in lustily to "Support Our Troops," or to rise in sufficiently large numbers and stubborn resolve to prevent the carnage otherwise to follow. Would even having the good sense simply to be afraid in fact help us to band together in common cause in sufficient numbers to muster the determination to put down the treachery?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 21, 2011
An Alternative To The One-Puppeteer System America has been going down the track of indecent governance and treacherous war for too many years, under either or both of the two major partisan persuasions. It's high time for us good people to change the engineers.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 26, 2012
Democrat and Republican "Reality Shows" Television's moronic song and dance extravaganzas, although quite silly, lack the potential to inflict serious damage anywhere near that of their political equivalents.

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