Is It Time From A Change?

This election, the 2016 election, has brought up many questions….one being…… are the two parties really representing the people of this nation?

And what about all those “independents”?  This is a con job…there are very few independents most can accurately be called centrist….but independent is a lie!  (More to come before the election on this faux issue)

With all the battles going on within the two parties could it be time for a new party to arise from the ashes of 2016?  Especially with the Democratic Party….there is deep division within the ranks….

Despite a decisive victory Tuesday providing further confirmation of her likely nomination, in many respects Hillary Clinton emerges from the New York primary more damaged, her party more divided, than she entered it. What came to be called The Battle of New York has served only to further expose what millions of people in the […]

Source: The (un)Democratic Primary: Why We Need a New Party of the 99% – The Unz Review

With this premise I agree….as a matter of fact I have been saying this since 2010 when the Dems imploded and allowed the GOP to gain control where they should not have control….

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I was thinking that in 1912 TR established the Bull Moose Party and the platform is one that could be useful today……

Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressive Party in 1912  gave Americans “A New Nationalism” and their platform was as follows….

In the social sphere the platform called for

  • A National Health Service to include all existing government medical agencies.
  • Social insurance,  to provide for the elderly, the unemployed, and the disabled.
  • Limited injunctions in strikes.
  • Farm relief.
  • Worker’s compensation for work-related injuries.
  • An inheritance tax.
  • A Constitutional amendment to allow a Federal income tax.

The political reforms proposed included

  • Women’s suffrage.
  • Direct election of Senators.
  • Primary elections  for state and federal nominations.

The platform also urged states to adopt measures for “direct democracy”, including:

  • The recall election (citizens may remove an elected official before the end of his term).
  • The referendum (citizens may decide on a law by popular vote).
  • The initiative (citizens may propose a law by petition and enact it by popular vote).
  • Judicial recall (when a court declares a law unconstitutional, the citizens may override that ruling by popular vote).

Some parts we have settled….others are still not used or employed….we could do better…..

However, the main theme of the platform was an attack on the domination of politics by business interests, which allegedly controlled both established parties. The platform asserted that

To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.

To that end, the platform called for

  • Strict limits and disclosure requirements on political campaign contributions.
  • Registration of lobbyists.
  • Recording and publication of Congressional committee proceedings.

Teddy was shrewd….he was ahead of his time…….sadly we have few that are that shrewd these days…..we have cowards and reformers that best propose reactionary crap as policy.

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I even proposed a new Bull Moose Party here on IST back in 2010…….

The 2010 mid term elections have shown that the American people are ready for some change in the way that governing is done by our representatives…unfortunately we have little choice on who d…

Source: How About A New “Bull Moose Party”? #2 – In Saner Thought

I still believe that the US is primed for a new party….a Bull Moose Party…..a party that is truly of the people and not of Wall Street….Sander supporters must become a Tea Party of the Left. Bernie, run 3rd-Party….and A Bull Moose Party would be a good place to start this thing.

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The political revolution has begun….do you have the ‘nads to continue to the end?

Can you hear me NOW!?

Opinions?

Bernie Keeps Fighting

After yesterdays vote Bernie was handed his ass to him by the machine of the Clinton’s…..many think that he should bow out gracefully (mostly the liar’s supporters) but he has said he will soldier on (good choice)…..but what will he be fighting for it not the nomination?

Bernie Sanders isn’t giving up the fight after Tuesday’s primary results—but there may be a shift in what he’s fighting for. In what Vox describes as “a major hint that the race is over” and a “savvy, classy way” to start winding down his campaign, Sanders issued a statement Tuesday night saying he is looking forward to “issue-oriented campaigns in the 14 contests” to come and that he plans to go to the Democratic convention with “as many delegates as possible to fight for a progressive party platform.” Clinton won four out of five states and her delegate haul puts her 90% of the way to the nomination, according to the AP, leaving Sanders little chance of winning, even with his surprise victory in Rhode Island.

Sanders plans to “reassess his candidacy” Wednesday, according to the New York Times, and chief strategist Tad Devine says there will definitely be “adjustments” if it turns out there is no mathematical route to the nomination. The thing “to watch now is whether Sanders tempers his rhetoric against Clinton, a tacit acknowledgement that the math is close to conclusive, or whether he keeps going at her hammer and tongs,” writes Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post. Politico notes that in her victory speech Tuesday night, Clinton praised Sanders, listed the policy priorities she shares with him, and urged his supporters to unite behind her. “There’s much more that unites us than divides us,” she said.

I think he should continue the fight, at least for now, but to have Hillary’s word that she will push a progressive agenda to get his support is a f*cking LIE!

Once she gets the nomination she will forget all about the “promises” she has made….why?  She does not have to follow them for she will be the next president…especially if she runs against the paranoid tool of the idiotic Right, Trump.

Bernie needs to tell Clinton to piss off and take his support into the election as a Progressive Party candidate…..screw the cowards in the Democratic Party.

Missing the Biggest 2016 Story

Another set of primaries is done….front runners are still front runners and the other guys are still chasing…..and the media is once again speculating on what should be done by whom…..

I have never trusted the media to be honest and forthcoming….not since corporations were allowed to own them and drive the news….the fringe media feeds the paranoid tools…..

The big story has been missed by the MSM….the rise of the “outlaw” candidates…….plus they spend all their time trying to keep the public ill informed……to feed whatever paradigm they want…….

To their everlasting discredit, most of the MSM Big Feet, which is what the late journalist Richard Ben Cramer labeled the self-important, pontificating political reporters and pundits who dominate our press, got it all wrong about Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

That is no small thing when you consider those two are the big stories this campaign season. It’s like a weatherman missing a Category Five hurricane. Of course, if a weatherman had blown that call, he probably would be fired. With pundits, getting it wrong never seems to matter.

Source: Missing the Biggest 2016 Story – Consortiumnews

The time has come for the American voting public to re-think their choices of political affiliation….the time is now for a change….not some lame political slogan uttered for a bit of applause but rather a change in political parties….the old guard is dead just we keep them on life support out of fear….fear of the unknown….something Americans excel at doing to themselves.

Time to swallow your fear and MAKE the change that you desire….if you are incapable then slink off to your comfort zone…..ranting about immigrants or trannies or what ever your confused little brain has on it…..

What’s the old saying?  “Either you are part of the solution or you are the problem”.

(More on this later today in yet another post)

Terrorism: What Is To Be Done?

A new attack this time in Belgium and all the cross-eyed idiots have come out of the woodwork to offer some sort of solution to this growing problem…..and that, if implemented, will cause more problems to the problems.

The usual suspects have come out with all the extreme measures to control terrorism, the problem is what they propose will not stop any attacks in the future but it all sounds good when you are talking to mental midgets.

We have candidates promising to defeat terrorism (a promise they cannot guarantee) and others that want to basically wall off “Muslim” neighborhoods and turn them into a reflection of a “ghetto” from WW2…..then there are those that think that bombing someone will create some sort of submission….a delusional art of the thought.

Let’s look at the three suspects that did the dirty deed in Brussels……all three are known for violent attacks in the past and were known by the authorities and yet they could not be stopped from carrying out their attacks of terror.  Should that not question the effectiveness of security measures?

Yes, there needs to be a response to all this violence…..the problem is any emotional outburst or mindless bravado is not the answer needed to stop this thing.  Some solutions would infringe on a persons rights but that is okay….. that is until their rights are infringed upon and then it is the ‘new world order’ taking over.  As usual some people’s rights are more important than others….at least in the US, that is…… Enough about the people (a polite word….I had another in mind but it would have been too insulting to type)…….that would crap on our Constitution because they are afraid and not thinking like an American.

I am sure there are those that have taken offense to what I have typed and will inevitably insert….if you are so damn smart then what is your answer to this problem”?

Fair enough….and until like my detractors that deal in insults, innuendoes and emotional dribble…….I do have an idea on how to combat this growing violence……

To counter the growing threat will take two prongs…..a short term and a long term program.

First, contrary to the popular belief by some so-called Americans….not all Muslims are terrorists…..I know it may be hard to believe but most are not connected to any terrorist thought no more so than say all Christians are terrorist because some whacked out d/bag blew up an abortion clinic.  Accusations are not a plan that will work!

First, do not send in the storm troopers into the communities….this will force them to close ranks and any valuable assistance will be lost.  This has been the reaction for the last couple of months and what has it accomplished?

Next reach out to community leaders….they will want to see to the safety and the security of their people.  Then use these people to reach out to the others within the community for they will be easier for others to communicate with and possibly find out what the strong arm tactics could not.

If a country truly wants to stop these types of attacks then the best way to do so is by using the very people that the terrorists hide among.  Without their cooperation then the police and security forces will have to apply more harsh tactics that will force the people to withdraw even further and in the same time frame help create more extremists from within the ranks of the community.

This would be a beginning that will be appreciated and in so will be rewarding.

Long term…….this is a more difficult program to design……because of the web of multiple agencies that must be involved…..The fundamental dilemmas and contradictions relate to treating domestic terrorism as a law enforcement or a national security issue and the tensions among public safety, privacy, security and civil liberties. Additionally, in a federalist system, with fifty separate states and widely differing laws and regulations, ensuring coordination and integration is a Sisyphean labor. On one hand, obviously intelligence and information are crucial to checking domestic terrorism.

But, on the other hand, with seventeen federal intelligence agencies and many-fold more state and local capabilities from cops on the beat to fusion centers, and liaison capabilities with foreign governments along with huge challenges that relate to security, clearances and information exchanges, integration and coordination present formidable obstacles in improving efficiencies and effectiveness. Clearly, no simple or single formula to balance these often competing and conflicting forces exists or is likely to be invented soon. But without removing or bypassing these obstacles, domestic terror will always remain “a clear and present danger.”…..or is it?

So few Americans have traveled to the Middle East to fight for ISIS that the threat from the even fewer who returned to the U.S. is “low” and “will likely be manageable,” says a new report from the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank that maintains a sprawling database on terrorists.

Source: New Study Says U.S. Threat from Returning Jihadis Is Low | TIME

Of course this study will be ignored by those that live in a perpetual state of uncontrollable fear like Alex Jones and about 1000 blogs that have little else to write about daily.

Intel sharing seems to be the most obvious problem.  The intel is shared but is it shared in a timely manner?  For if it does not fit the paradigm then it is wrong.

In case you have not noticed….terrorism is not on the forefront of some people’s minds right now…..they are more concerned with who pees where……I do love the minds of some people……seems they can only cope with a minute amount of info at a time.

How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury

I have written many times about how this government waste millions and even billions…..believe it or not most of the waste is NOT….let me repeat that for the thick headed…..NOT in the welfare system.

After 9/11 a new class of waste has arisen in Washington….those people that are profiting from FEAR…..in the name of national security truck loads of cash are been wasted and profiteering is at a premium…..

As usual….I can find a good article in the magazine, The American Conservative, and this one covers the riches being made off of FEAR and the illusion of national security.

In no place in America are the abrupt changes in the nation’s security posture so keenly reflected in real estate and lifestyle than the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In the decade after 9/11,

Source: How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury | The American Conservative

Too many Americans will not see this for what it is…..instead they will blame Bertha with 4 kids and no job….sad how that works.