Friday, December 31, 2010

2010- Fox's Worst Year Of Shock and Awe on America

The year 2010 has been a Political Roller Coaster ride for America and indeed the Globe. We have many things to be thankful for but we can not say goodbye to the past year without keeping with the Name and Purpose of this Blog... and Book of the same name... and looking back, at the Shock and Awe we faced and leave behind...hopefully.

One cannot help but reflect on the single Entity in the Media Industry that has been the source or outlet for most of the Lies, Deceptions and Fear Mongering that was seen in 2010... Fox News.
Many of us in the Tri-State remembered when Fox and Parent Company News Corp. held us Hostage to their demands for more money to view their programs, by demanding our Cable Carriers pay them more money.

One does not have to look far to find more of their Shenanigans, and this wonderful offering by Media Matters in littered with details.
We have many shameful whoppers given to us by Fox's own,  Glenn Beck.
Another bringer of lies and Deception was none other than Fox's new Poster Child... Sarah Palin.

We cannot forget the Muslim scare Fox tried to spin on us, even though one of their Large Shareholders is a Muslim Prince!
It is no secret that Fox is not "Fair and Balanced" as they say and are squarely set on the Republican Party's scheme of Sabotaging the Country with the hope of getting the GOP back into the White House in 2012.

It was no surprise when a renowned University released their study that clearly showed that the Audience of Fox programming is clearly "Dumbed Down" and have little awareness as to what is Fact from Fiction, largely because of what Half Truths and sometimes blatant lies they are fed by Fox.

With the New Year upon us, is it too much to ask, for Fox to be the Leader of the News industry by Furnishing us with Truthful Reporting and having some Journalistic Pride and indeed... Prejudice of the Highest order in carrying out these duties, by ensuring that they report the Truth without twisting it to suit their warped sense of Reality?
We shall see... May you all have a Happy New Year.

This article was written by the Author of the newly released book titled "Shock and Awe on America" which can be bought in print or for Kindle at
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Those Evil Republicans...and some Democrats...

"Who is going to hold these people's feet to the fire?" asks Fox News' Shepherd Smith? He was referring to the Senators who did not vote to give Financial Relief to the many men and women who risked their lives on 911 and went in to save fellow Americans. This is now a National Shame, that the measure was not approved ...

I actually agree with you Mr. Smith...

Jon Stewart said it like this...

The same question can be asked about the Dream Act and the failure of the Senate to pass this measure, and once and for all bring an end to the Torture these millions of innocent children are subjected to at the hands of some hateful people who prefer to watch these poor children suffer for no fault of their own, than to end the shameful cry of this being another Amnesty in disguise. I ask, If it is...What would Jesus do?

Mr. Smith must surely be rolling in his bed unable to I am sure is Chris Wallace, two of the Fox Commentators who have been showing some hints of rationale and indeed conscience... something I saw briefly in the coverage given by of all people on Fox...Giraldo, during the Katrina Debacle.

Is the Republicans' plan Sabotage?

Another dicey issue getting the cold shoulder is the START Treaty and the shabby way these Senators are trying to derail it. It has been Eight Months since the Treaty has been finished, giving everyone ample time to address it. Are they willing to leave the Country and indeed the World on less stable ground by not Passing the Treaty, simply to make this President Obama's Waterloo? The answer appears to be Yes...

One wonders how far they will go to deny proper Health Care to the American People, as they adamantly proclaim their intention to repeal  the Obama Health Care that was recently passed. It appears these Republicans are not interested in helping or protecting the American people...but rather only wish to take care of their Corporate and Foreign Shameful.

Update...thanks to my well informed friend The Beekeeper's Apprentice, I have to add this piece of bad news to this article...
Apparently these Republicans thought that Child Marriages and the resultant torture and hardships they will endure, are a good thing and should be encouraged, hence the failure of a Bill S. 987 (The International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act), designed to put a stop to this very practice...see them for who they really are... by their Evil Deeds...

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Well, everyone has now seen how badly this "Bush Tax Cuts" debate has gone so far...there was no debate. The Republicans said ...massage my shoulder will ya? The Democrats are now the masseur, massaging the Elephant's shoulder, putting lotion on his feet...and kissing where the sun don't shine... cleaning up their shit, adding at least 700 Billion dollars more to the deficit... This shit certainly leaves a bad taste in our mouths. That is some shit...

My head is spinning, I am gravely hurt by the President's speech on Monday December 6th, where he seems to have bowed down to his aggressor who wants the poor in this country to become slaves to the wealthy, to have no dignity and pride in themselves or their families...their Parents...Their Spouses...Their children. I feel like I am in the days of slavery all over again...I feel the pain and anguish they...the Slaves must have felt...stripped of every shred of self worth, pride and indeed Human dignity and decency, as if "We the people" are not worth it, and no one gives a damn.

Certainly I wonder sometimes if our Leaders don't give a damn, because it appears they are not willing to fight for us. We did not elect leaders to go there and surrender for us, If we wanted to surrender, or be defeated,  we would have sent someone who we knew was an idiot or a coward...we didn't. We sent educated people, who we think are capable of getting the job done, who are willing to fight, because when the fighting is done, we would be assured that what we get would have been the best we could get...But right now, the Democrats are not fighting, they are just massaging the Elephant's shoulders, following their orders, and being a Disappointment to the American People...the 85% of us who did not vote in November, for the Republicans.

Maybe I am wrong, or misinformed...maybe there was a fight that took place and "We the People" just did not see it, did not know it, because it was behind closed doors, against very powerful entities, Foreign and Domestic. I have often said the President is privy to more information than I maybe he knows what he is doing more than I know what he is doing. Maybe he saw the light at the end of the tunnel, and I am just slogging through the darkness looking for a helping hand out of poverty. 

 I am anything but speechless, but there is a traffic jam...a bottleneck in my throat, because there are too many words trying to come out at the same's choking I will let the Late and always Great Mr. George Carlin do my talking for me...because I am really hurting by the Democrat's surrender without a fight...Some say The President paid the RANSOM...I agree with that, I understand the hard road...but it still sticks in my craw...

Stephen Colbert says he can't wait for the Taxes to stay the same so he can create all those jobs...Stephen got it one in the Wealthy Country Clubs will be creating jobs...maybe we can give away Social Security while we are at it...I just had to add Stephen's video as well. Let me clarify, I Blame the Republicans for Blackmailing us, I do not blame the President for making the best deal he thinks we can try to get, rather than getting nothing at all... 

I think upon further reflection, I will support the President...because he can do for me what I cannot do for a better future for my children. The old people have a saying...Stoop to Conquer... so I will Stoop with my we will get stronger and rise higher later.

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