Is There A Master Plan?

All the crap going on in Washington and through some of the states makes me wonder if there may be some master plan that these Repubs and Tea Party types are trying to install……and are the Koch Bros. (for lack of another front man) behind this new movement?

Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, is getting a lot of press….why?  He has become the frontrunner, ahead of Mitt, for the GOP in the next election (boy that did not last long at all)……and somewhere in his little mind there is a right to secession from the US written into the Texas constitution……first, I believe that Texas has the right to break into smaller states, but there is nothing about secession if their government is unhappy with the government or the policies of the US (if there are Texans out there and they are reading this…please clear it up for us)……..

Looks like the master plan within the GOP is to do away with the national government in favor of 50 state governments……this would be the best thing for business and the wealthy…..why?  to begin with NO minimum wage enforced by a national government,  the death of unions, mandatory education, no environmental policy, no national health care or a social security….in other words, the people become tools to be discarded when they become a burden in favor of the younger ones as they come of age…..

They would not need to worry about SCOTUS  getting in the way of the takeover …it would not be needed….each state has its own and they are elected, in most cases, and that would be good for corporations…..they could get whatever they want for some bucks for a campaign…….

Is this what the Founders had in mind?  Without reading about the constitutional debate and siding with the Repubs, then yes it is what they had in mind……but if one has read the Constitution and the debate surrounding it, then this is all so much crap and if they succeed then we can kiss the American exceptionalism thing goodbye…….and return to the days of the Confederation.

The Confederation…….states were printing their own money, signing individual treaties and trade agreement…..the country collected almost NO taxes and the weakness of the situation made foreign intervention possible….in other words, America was a f*cked up place and not capable of anything other than the cutting of each others throats……..the states were too weak to even protect their own territory……and with all the GOP/Tea Party crap about returning so much back to the states we are moving to repeat our failure with the Confederation….It will benefit NO one but speculators and corporations….the residents will be SCREWED!

Bachmann I realize that she is not the sharpest pencil in the box, but……) does not think were need any revenue as a country and the rest of the GOP field is lessening the amount of money that the country could have on hand and that would make the states the major players….individually with 50 separate agendas….what would that do to make the US a stronger country?  NOTHING!

Joke Of The Week–Venture Socialism

The GOP/Teabagger wind bag is at it again…..Sen. DeMint…this time he is using the tired old argument of socialism……again!

“I would love to be able to work with the president on something — but he’s practicing what we call ‘venture socialism.’ — I mean, he basically has taken an approach where it’s the government that needs to stimulate jobs,” DeMint told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “And I know as an employer . . . you don’t hire someone because the payroll tax is a little lower or you get a $4,000 tax credit.

The socialism thing again, huh?  Do they not see how out of touch they really are when they keep throwing that accusation around?  Let me help them out just a wee bit….this from this from web site, AddictingInfo…….

Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens take part. It is government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Socialism is where we all put our resources together and work for the common good of us all and not just for our own benefit. In this sense, we are sharing the wealth within society.

Of course when people hear that term, “Share the wealth” they start screaming, “OMG you want to rob from the rich and give it all to the poor!” But that is NOT what Democratic Socialism means.

To a Democratic Socialist, sharing the wealth means pooling tax money together to design social programs that benefit ALL citizens of that country, city, state, etc.

Democratic Socialism does NOT mean taking from the rich and giving to the poor. It works to benefit everyone so the rich can no longer take advantage of the poor and middle class.

Okay, Google it!  There is NO such thing as venture socialism….well in DeMint’s tiny brain….but not in any political or economic theory….as usual the Teabaggers make up crap and use it for its fear factor….a made up crisis or situation…….kinda like a ponzi scheme or some shot that causes mental retardation……

Just how stupid do they think the American people are?  (that is a rhetorical question)………I try to ignore the silliness of an uninformed mind but sometimes I cannot let it go…..and DeMint and his moronic statements is one of those I cannot let go……Sorry if I am being redundant……

Rick Perry, The Perfect Candidate

It has been less than a week since Texas Gov. Perry has announced his intention to win the nomination of the GOP and earn him a chance to run against Pres. Obama in 2012…..and already I am weary of his extreme and factually challenged campaign…..but put my opinion aside……he IS the perfect candidate for the radical right…..

Allow me to explain my reasoning……the Week website had a couple reason in a post recently…..

1. Calls Bernanke “treasonous”
The controversy: At an Iowa campaign event Aug. 15, Perry answered a question about the Fed and Bernanke: “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion.”

2. Floats idea of Texas secession
The controversy: In 2009, as he was fending off a GOP primary challenge from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R), Perry suggested to a group of tech bloggers that Texas could secede from the United States: “When we came into the nation in 1845, we were a republic, we were a stand-alone nation. And one of the deals was, we can leave anytime we want. So we’re kind of thinking about that again.” (Listen to Perry’s comments) A month later, Perry told reportersat a Tea Party Rally: “If Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that… Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

4. Hosts prayers for rain, and the economy
The controversy: As Texas endured rampant wildfires and drought this year, Perry declared April 22-24 “Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas.” On Aug. 2, the governor led a national evangelical Christian fasting and prayer rally in Houston, called “The Response,” in which he asked God for forgiveness for the “fear in the marketplace” and “anger in the halls of government,” among other things. As many as 30,000 people attended.

6. BP oil spill may be an “act of God”
The controversy: During the record 2010 BP oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, Perry warned against halting oil drilling, saying that it was unclear what had triggered the massive oil leak. “And until we know that, I hope we don’t see a knee-jerk reaction across this country that says we’re going to shut down drilling in the Gulf of Mexico… From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.”

Those were a couple of the reason that I think Perry is the perfect candidate…….(pause here for effect)……He is the perfect candidate for the low information voter……the perfect candidate for the terminally stupid……with all that said….the perfect candidate for the Tea Party, which as we all know does not let facts get in the way of a good political lie….

I am sure we will hear more and more about this arrogant, self-centered Prick….oh my bad…that was suppose to be….Rick….as the campaign moves on…like his exaggeration about jobs, his denial of all climate change research, setting him self up as a demi-god in the Texas political sphere….but for now…he is the darling of the media and the savior of the Tea Party……He is…..the Perfect Candidate.

P.S.  After publishing this post I found this piece on Political Wire….

Salon reports that a Texas supporter of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken out a full-page ad in an Austin alternative weekly newspaper publicly seeking women (or men) who have slept with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

“Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry? Are you a stripper, an escort, or just a ‘young hottie’ impressed by an arrogant, entitled governor of Texas? … we will help you publicize your direct dealings with a Christian-buzzwords-spouting, ‘family values’ hypocrite and fraud.”

A Revisionist View Of History

Since I am old….I can remember back in the days of the old USSR and their views on history……they were called “revisionists” because their views were NOT completely accurate or truthful…..and we know how bad those dang commies were and how they wanted to change the world….right?

Well, it seems that those bad guys from yester-year are not the only ones that want a “revisionists” form of history……this from the Newser website………

Tennessee Tea Party activists met with lawmakers yesterday to demand the state make a number of changes—including “educating students the truth about America.” What does that grammatically suspect phrase mean? It means that they want textbooks to stop criticizing the founding fathers for their treatment of Native Americans and slaves. “No portrayal of minority experience which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers,” the activists wrote in material distributed to the Commercial Appeal. There’s been “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another,” the group’s spokesman said in a news conference, and the group thinks texts should focus on the positive strides the founders made. “It was their progress that we need to look at.” The group is also asking the state to “reject” the federal health care law, and allow the people to elect either the state attorney general or an independent “chief litigator.”

It appears that Teabaggers want to use a tried a true version of history……we rational people call it…..LIES!  And if one looks carefully at most political history textbooks the founding fathers are depicted as capable of walking on water and in at least one case….walking on water and turning bread into fishes…..most of the textbooks already give a revisionist view of the founders and now the Teabaggers want to make it even more so……if they lie along enough then the real history will be lost….they want to turn these men into some sort of god that cannot be questioned…that type of thinking and desire is for FOOLS!

What Do You Read?

Sarah Plain answers that probing question from her recent past……finally the mystery is solved!

Remember back during the ’08 presidential election when the disastrous interview that Palin had with Katie Couric?  She  was asked what she read and she stumbled and crashed loudly on the evening news, when she could NOT name one magazine, newspaper or book that she read or had read……that incident has haunted her and lead her to only do friendly interviews with softball questions…nothing too hard that she might have to use a little mental power…….this is where she started calling the media…the Lamestream media…..

But now after two plus years she can put the allegations to bed……(may we have a drum roll, please)

More than two years after Sarah Palin was stumped by the question, “What newspapers do you read?”, she told Barbara Walters in an interview to air later tonight.

Said Palin: “I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on as I have since I was a little girl… I’m reading the best book right now — Dean Karnazes’s book about being an ultra-marathoner. I read a lot of C.S. Lewis when I want some divine inspiration…I read Newsmax and The Wall Street Journal. I read all of our local papers of course in Alaska because that’s where my heart is.”

Of course, she would say Newsmax….last book was a gift to subscribers and the WSJ is one of the few papers that prints her op-eds….as I have said…it is about her, not the country…..

After two plus years and that is the best list she could come up with….not a lot of thought there…..That is great we now know that she reads fantasies, sports thingys and ONLY news that will dispute anything liberal…..does not sound like someone that would like a balanced knowledge of the world and its workings…..does she get her talking points from Newsmax or the Tea Party or the GOP?  She definitely does not read enough to formulate her own talking points……

But, I guess, that is the average person in the ultra-right…..why let facts get in the way……..

Well, Plain may read anything and everything, but the public is NOT going that route…..in the first couple of weeks her first book sold about 700,000 copies and her second book is finding it hard to sell 100,000 copies in the first couple of weeks of its release …..then her first one has been released in paperback, in September, and it is struggling to break the 20,000 mark….looks like her books are destined to be sold in the Dollar Stores in the bargain book bin……

Send in The Clowns! (The Morning After)

And the real shame is that there is NOT a pill we can take to make things better…..we must live with the deformed entity that we have spawned……Congrats!

First of all, let us be completely honest…..the 2010 election was the voter punishing the party that they are disappointed in…to reward a party that they cannot stand…..there you are American logic at its best!

It is finally over!  The 20120 mid-terms that is….and we have so much to look forward to in the coming months and years…..but the most fun will be from the CLOWNS that Americans have elected for their representation in Washington…..I am talking about the silly ones…you know who they are…Angle, Miller, O’Donnell and Paul……The American voter is so pissed at Washington that they would throw away their vote by voting for hypocrites and just plain crazies….nice job….with every election you guys just keep proving my case……

Yes I said silly and crazy!

Send in the CLOWNS!

First there is Joe Miller of Alaska (this race has NOT been called at the time of this writing and Miller is running second to the write in candidate)…..who thinks that we should do away with unemployment benefits because it makes people lazy to the point that they will NOT look for a job……but yet….his wife collected unemployment payments from the state of Alaska……was she lazy?  Was she a sponge on society?

Next is Rand Paul of Kentucky…the son of Rep. Ron Paul with whom I agree on a few issues like taxes and war and foreign aid……but this is his son…..who believes that the Civil Rights Act was a waste of time and effort…that “free markets” would have solved the problem if given time……it had about 300 years and it was NOT solved…what makes one think that it would do so today?

Rep. Bachmann from Minnesota….though she is running for re-election and not a first timer….she is one of the clowns and quite possibly the lead clown….she has made statements like liberals are un-American….and her eyes…her eyes scare the living crap out of me…they are crazy eyes……

Then there is Buck of Colorado (this race also has not been decided and is too close to call….but most prediction say he will pull it out after a re-count and such)…..Buck has said some crazy things. He wants to abolish the Department of Energy and gut the Department of Education in a state that is a leader in education reform and the new energy economy. He believes women that women who have been raped or victims of incest should have no choices if they are pregnant…..

There is a few bright spots of the absurdity of the 2010 election…..several of the more scary of the candidates did not win….Nevada’s Sharon Angle or Christine O’Donnell (never fear…she is a perpetual candidate…she will try again)….this election may not pull the GOP more to the Right than they are now….but will they actually work with the Dems to save the American economy?  That is the $64 question!

These people are truly CLOWNS….that prefer to LIE to the voters in a way to get into power….I am not talking about exaggerations….I mean out right LIES!  There are several others but these will be the lead acts of the Tea Party in Washington……I understand the anger that has grown over your representation in Washington….but is electing Bozo the way to change things?  Or for that matter…Crusty?

What Happened To The Tea Party?

College of Political Knowledge

Election 2010/2012

We have been told that the Tea Party is the way of the future….that this is going to be around form now on because the people see the problem in Washington and that the TP has the answers to the problems.

First of all, what are their answers and what are the problems as they see it?

We have some that want to give people a literacy test before they can vote or the repealing of the 17th amendment so that the people cannot elect their senators or the one that wants to barter health care with chickens or the one that thinks civil rights was a bad idea or………

And then there is the people that are profiting from the “grassroots” activism….like

Eric Odom: Odom, who appears regularly on Fox News and on other venues as a spokesman for the tea party movement, is at the center of tea party profiteering.

Allen Fuller: According to Tennessee business records, Odom’s Strategic Activism, LLC business partner is Republican new media consultant Allen Fuller.

Glenn Beck: Beck, the most powerful promoter of the tea parties in the media, often rants during his regular programming that investing in gold is the only way to hedge against a supposed deep inflation in the future.

Dick Armey: As ThinkProgress has documented, Armey has a long history of organizing conservative grassroots causes in support of his corporate clients.

These are just some of  people that are using the anguish of the American people as their personal bank account…..not bad if you are a sleazoid….but with these people making lots of cash off the TP there is another problem…..

Some leading tea party activists are concerned that their efforts to reshape American politics, starting with the 2010 elections, are being undermined by a shortage of cash that’s partly the result of a deep ambivalence within the movement’s grass roots over the very idea of fundraising and partly attributable to an inability to win over the wealthy donors who fund the conservative establishment.

Many tea party organizations have shied away from the heavy-handed solicitations that flood the e-mail boxes of political activists. And the handful of tea party groups that have raised substantial amounts, either by embracing aggressive fundraising or through pre-existing connections to wealthy donors, are viewed suspiciously within the movement.

It seem that these are not all the problems….recently there were four primaries that had TP supported candidates and all but one failed in the voting…..is it possible that the American people are finally waking up to the game the TP is playing?  I am sure that there are some in the TP that are truly concerned about the direction of the country…..but their spokespeople, whether official or not, are not convincing too many American voters.