24 April 2014
Civil Rights, Government, Society
Media Coverage, Militias, Racists, Radical Right, Right Wing Nuts
Are you tired of this twat yet?
A final chapter can be written on the saga of the lying bigoted rancher from Nevada…….
Anyone that has half a brain, well leaves out most of the ignorant Right, can finally say that the Bundy drama is done…….this man has proven to the world just what it is and what he is all about…….one, he is a liar and two he is a racist prick!
The lying part……Bundy has stood before the nation and told it what he is all about….that he denies the US claims and that his family and cattle have been using the land since the 1870′s…..and now the rest of the story……… Bundy’s family didn’t buy that land until 1948 and didn’t start grazing their cattle on it until 1954.
If that was not big enough to shut the mumbling multitudes up….there was his latest interview…….
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Now we know what this coward is……….a freeloader…………..he is NO patriot and above all he is a screaming racist!
And then there is the little soldier boys of the the militias……..if they stand behind this guy any longer then I will employ a method of analysis used by the Right……Guilt by association………if they stand with this guy then they are NO better than him and are all racists……..
24 April 2014
Conservatives, Right Wing Opposition
Opinion from the desk of the Editor
It is Earth Day week…..and we will talk about the environment, pollution and such….and we will talk…..and in the end it was just that….ALL TALK!
I have had an epiphany (I know….a little late, huh?)………the radical Right cares nothing about this country or solving problems. Harsh words, I know but look at the situation with politics today.
The Right is always up in arms about this situation and that…….they all have an opinion on Benghazi and the IRS and Holder and some freeloading rancher……but what are their ideas for solving problems?
Let me guess all our problems will disappear if we government is a lot smaller…..but just how will they accomplish that? Everybody will be better off if we eliminate abortions altogether. Maybe we will hit a new stride if we repeal Obamacare.
We all know what their slogans are……limited government…..end social welfare programs…..adhere to traditional values………protect morality……….slogans…….slogans……….great dog whistle issues but just how will they go about achieving their ends?
Without solutions……they have NOTHING!
But yet Americans fall victim to these con jobs almost every time.
I would keep trying to help people see….but why? Americans go through life blindfolded…..a blindfold of their own making……..American politics is the biggest joke on the international stage………I wish I could blame it on something substantial…..but the truth is that it is not funny……..and the voter gets more stupid by the election……..
When we ever learn?
The answer is….not until we have shot our little toe off……..and then it is too late for a pedicure…..
24 April 2014
Energy, Environment, Public Policy
Alt Energy, Marriage, State Politics
There are many things things that we voters have to look forward to…..like all the gun laws that allow guns in bars and churches and………but there are some things that are just to moronic for words…….speaking of moronic……Oklahoma comes to mind……..
They have a couple of laws being considered that even the moronic would find moronic……
In response to a federal court ruling that Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional discrimination, a state lawmaker says he wants to skirt the equal protection argument by banning all marriages in the state.
“[My constituents are] willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all,” Rep. Mike Turner (R) told News 9. He said the idea has the backing of other conservative lawmakers, and could be achieved through a shell bill he filed in the state legislature, intended to adapt to any court rulings on same-sex marriage.
Oklahoma tried a similar tactic in November to avoid granting military benefits to same-sex spouses, by stopping spousal benefits for all married couples at state National Guard facilities. But the state remained in technical compliance because couples could obtain National Guard IDs from federal facilities in the state.
But wait! Would that not make couples living together for procreation be living in sin?
It’s not over…..if you live in Oklahoma and are considering trying to lower your electric bill…..the state has a deal for you……..
“Paul Monies reports at NewsOK that Oklahoma’s legislature has passed a bill that allows regulated utilities to apply to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to charge a higher base rate to customers who generate solar and wind energy and send their excess power back into the grid reversing a 1977 law that forbade utilities to charge extra to solar users. ‘Renewable energy fed back into the grid is ultimately doing utility companies a service,’ says John Aziz. ‘Solar generates in the daytime, when demand for electricity is highest, thereby alleviating pressure during peak demand.’
The bill was staunchly opposed by renewable energy advocates, environmental groups and the conservative group TUSK, but had the support of Oklahoma’s major utilities. “Representatives of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma said the surcharge is needed to recover some of the infrastructure costs to send excess electricity safely from distributed generation back to the grid,” the Oklahoman reported.
“We’re not anti-solar or anti-wind or trying to slow this down, we’re just trying to keep it fair,” Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Kathleen O’Shea told the Oklahoman. “We’ve been studying this trend. We know it’s coming, and we want to get ahead of it.”
Gee….our society is just getting so…..so…..so…..PETTY!
23 April 2014
Foreign policy, International Situations, War
Armed Conflict, Geopolitics, Ukraine, US Troops
As the world moves closer to an all out conflict….there are those that see a possible problem brewing……and others see a necessity for another conflict………
Check it out and let me know what you are feeling……
The Strangelove Effect – Or How We Are Hoodwinked Into Accepting a New World War by John Pilger — Antiwar.com.
23 April 2014
Foreign policy, International Situations, War
Geopolitics, Political Lies, World Affairs
Looks like No one could give a sh*t about Ukraine and what is happening……all I can say is…..remember that when the nut cutting starts!
Mental midgets are still fixated on some damn freeloader in Nevada……..and that is just plain PATHETIC!
Are we being played as we were for the Iraq debacle?
For anyone that has played the damn silly game of war will know that it does not take much to push events into a massive overreaction……but first a case must be made for that intervention…….and some are trying to do just that………if they succeed then I will have lots to write about in the near future……..and that is….WHY I AM HERE!
Peddler of Iraq War Lies Now Pushes Lies On Urkaine to Drum Up Confrontation with Russia.
23 April 2014
Foreign policy, International Situations
Eurasia, Geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine, World Affairs
Things are not looking too good in Eurasia…..Ukraine is at a rapid boil……Russia is strutting around like some game cock……There has been many different types of violence……shooting at planes, attacking government buildings and attack on personnel………Ukraine is responding …..
Tensions in Ukraine are rising dangerously again despite last week’s diplomatic agreement: The country’s acting president has ordered security forces to resume “anti-terror” operations against pro-Russia militants in the country’s east after the tortured bodies of two people allegedly abducted by insurgents were found in the city of Slovyansk, the AP reports. The militants “are beginning to torture and kill Ukrainian patriots,” said Oleksandr Turchynov. “They are impudently rejecting the calls of not only our country but of all the world’s society when they demonstratively mock the decisions taken in Geneva.” One of the victims, he said, was a member of the city council in Slovyansk and a member of his own party.
The acting prez has his hands full………
- The Ukrainian government appears emboldened by Joe Biden’s visit yesterday, Reuters notes. “We have obtained the support of the United States, that they will not leave us alone with an aggressor,” the deputy prime minister said when announcing the “liquidation of illegal armed groups” in the east. “We hope that in the event of Russian aggression, this help will be more substantive.”
- Slovyansk is emerging as a major flashpoint: Ukrainian defense officials say one of their planes was shot at during a flight over the city. The Antonov-30 was hit by several bullets but landed safely.
- The Pentagon says it is sending hundreds of extra troops to Eastern Europe to reassure allies as the Ukrainian crisis heats up. Companies with around 150 troops are being sent to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, with the first troops set to arrive today, reports the Wall Street Journal.
- Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky is being held hostage by pro-Russia gunmen in Slovyansk, the New York Times reports. He had produced a series of hard-hitting reports from the region in recent weeks. Vice “is aware of the situation and is in contact with the United States State Department and other appropriate government authorities to secure the safety and security of our friend and colleague,” the news organization said in a statement.
The world is losing its calm demeanor with Russia………..but the troubling part of this drama is the newest bit of info coming out……..
The U.S. is sending about 600 ground troops to Eastern Europe this week to “reassure” allies there as Washington resumes its campaign of pressure on Russia over the Ukraine standoff.
About 150 soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), based in Italy, are heading to each of four countries — Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — in rotational deployments that the Pentagon says will be sustained until further notice.
The paratroopers will take weapons and ammunition for “infantry exercises” and be in place by the end of the week, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon. The roughly company-sized units will remain in place for about a month, and then new ones will follow them until at least the end of the year.
The Hawks have gotten their way….American troops will be sent and begin the new role of adventurism….this time in Eurasia…….
While I was writing this breaking news came across my desk………..
Ukraine’s interim President Oleksandr Turchinov is demanding the military immediately launch a new round of attacks against protesters in the eastern two provinces of the country.
Turchinov alleged two bodies were found “brutally tortured” near Slovyansk, a protester-held city, and declared the protesters “have now gone too far” and that the “anti-terrorist” operation needed to be escalated.
He insisted the regions had to be brought back under control of the interim government to “protect” Ukrainian citizens in the area. The Defense Ministry gave no indication when attacks would resume.
Slovyansk was the most recent city attacked by Ukraine’s military, though the offensive quickly stalled and many troops refused orders to attack the protesters, choosing to surrender their arms and vehicles instead.
A new offensive? If so what part will the US troops be playing in this escalation?
Today I will be pressing a few articles about the possibility of a new world war…..please let me have your thoughts.
23 April 2014
Foreign policy, International Situations
Geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine, World Affairs
By now most of America has moved on from Ukraine but if things go to crap you can be sure that the Tea Party will have something to say…..right now they are fixated on some freeloading rancher and cannot be bothered with another issue………..
Sanctions are being imposed…..kinda like the sanctions we impose on everybody that crosses us in one way or the other……people ask if that is really the way to go with Putin…….if we listen to some of the hawks they would have American troops already boot deep in the conflict in Ukraine………that is a scary thought….at least to me……….
But will sanctions really be that expensive to Russia? There is an opinion on that subject that you may find interesting…..
Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has jumped 10 points during the Ukraine crisis, to 72%, according to the state pulling group. But that could change when Russians see what their adventure there is really costing them, Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council writes in the Wall Street Journal. Here are the ways Russia is hurting:
- Almost $51 billion flowed out of the country in the first quarter of 2014, according to new statistics from the Central Bank of Russia.
- Russia’s economic development industry expects the economy to grow less than 1% this year—down from an earlier estimate of 2.5%. The World Bank predicts the economy shrinking almost 2%; that would amount to about $30 billion in lost production.
- Gazprom might regret jacking up gas prices for Ukraine, because that may permanently cost it a major customer. The Ukrainian government has already issued a temporary stop on purchases.
- Russia will pump $7 billion into economic aid for Crimea, which is a lot even if you consider the resources it’s gained by annexing the peninsula.
- One financial analyst is predicting a total capital flight of $160 billion this year.
- And none of that is counting the blows to Russia’s international standing—including its ouster from the G8.
“The longer the crisis over Ukraine lasts, the higher the economic costs to Russia are likely to be,” Berman concludes. “Sometime in the not too distant future, it might become considerably more difficult for the Kremlin to continue to ignore the real-world price that is associated with its policies.” Click for Berman’s full column.
Could this drive Russia into the postured it had back during the Cold War? Are we looking at a stand-off between East and West?
The world is watching……..what will China do? Will it consider expanding its territory? And then there is that malignant midget in North Korea.