Thursday, May 31, 2012

If Republicans Have Their Way...

Feds shut down 26 intercity bus companies. One of the numerous accidents which caused this widespread clampdown on dangerous practices by the bus companies caused the deaths of 15 people and wounded many more. The bus companies singled out transported up to 1800 people daily to their destinations.

CSmonitor reports..."The 26 "shutdown orders" included one ticket seller, nine active bus companies, and 13 companies that had already been ordered to halt operations, but had continued anyway, FMCSA said. Also included were three other companies that were in the process of applying for authority to operate.
But the apparent main targets of the year-long investigation were three companies: Apex Bus Inc., I-95 Coach Inc., and New Century Travel Inc., umbrella companies that oversaw "a broad network of other bus companies," according to the FMCSA "out of service" orders against the companies. FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro said in a statement, "The egregious acts of these carriers put the unsuspecting public at risk and they must be removed from our highways immediately.”

If the republicans have their way, these bus companies would not have to shut down because the regulations and laws to protect people's lives would be made void, with their 'smaller government' debt reducing, pro business agenda.

Erin Brokovich is investigating the strange twitching illness which bears a strong resemblance to Tourette syndrome. 

ABC News writes..."Nearly two dozen people, including one 36-year-old, in the upstate New York village of LeRoy are now experiencing uncontrollable tics, seizures and outbursts they might have been caused by a chemical spill in the town more than 40 years ago."

Erin said on a radio interview today that she has gotten information that there are at least six Gas Fracking wells in the area, this was previously unknown information that may prove to have some realtime affects pertaining to this disturbing incident in LeRoy. She also admitted that the afflicted kids also swam in a pond that was in the old chemical spill area and the kids' school was built on a swamp using backfill soil from the chemical spill site.

If the republicans have their way the chemical companies who operate outside the law and cause pollution and cause accidents that damage people in various ways and afflict people with all sorts of diseases and even kill people, will be allowed to operate without any meaningful regulations to control their law breaking. 

Citibank was charged with giving bad loans and hiding them from the authorities.
Bloomberg reports... "Four years after rotten mortgages helped trigger a global financial crisis, Sherry Hunt said her Citigroup Inc. quality-control team was still finding flaws in new loans that included altered tax forms, straw buyers and borrowers who listed fictitious employers.
Instead of reporting the defects to the Federal Housing Administration, the bank saddled the agency with losses by falsely declaring the loans fit for its federal insurance program, according to a complaint filed yesterday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. Citigroup agreed to pay $158.3 million to settle the claims, and admitted that it certified loans for FHA backing that didn’t qualify"
If the republicans have their way, banks will continue to be encouraged to operate without the necessary regulations needed to keep our economy on a steady footing. This is the same banking practices that caused the recession we now try to recover from.
Please make sure the republicans don't get their way in the Presidential elections, because if they get their way, we will end up being a much worse country than what you would like your kids to inherit. Protect your against the republican agenda.
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Gas And Oil Prices Drop – Shouldn’t They Credit Obama?

We have all seen and heard the ridiculous statements the right has made regarding global oil prices and President Obama’s unwillingness to magically make them drop. We have seen their ridiculous claims that the President is responsible for the high price of gas in the US. Of course the right has forgotten that there is a little thing called proof and facts that should accompany such claims.
The largest ‘news’ organization that keeps us focused on this problem is of course the Fox ‘snooze’ network which is famous for their low level of factual ‘news’ coverage.  ThinkProgress reports that according to numbers put together after extensive research by  Media Matters:
Ignoring Big Oil’s record profits and Wall Street speculators, Fox News repeatedly blamed President Barack Obama for rising gasoline prices, Media Matters research finds. “Our results show that Fox News covered gas prices far more often than other news outlets — more than CNN and MSNBC combined. 55% of Fox News coverage suggested that President Obama is to blame for rising gas prices. In total, Fox blamed Obama 144 times in two months — more than three times as much as all other news outlets combined”.
Here is the results by Media Matters of the Fox coverage on the matter, as revealed by The Young Turks:
Here’s the video:
It was only last month that Romney and his trusted sidekick Paul Ryan (who was at his side) had this little knockup with the President, courtesy of the Washington Post:

Romney said a television advertisement the Obama campaign began airing this week in six swing states linking Romney with big oil conglomerates amounted to the president blaming him for gas prices. “The president put an ad out yesterday talking about gasoline prices and how high they are. And guess who he blamed? Me!” Romney said during a mid-day campaign stop at a sub shop here. “Maybe after I’m president I can take responsibility for things I might have done wrong. But this president doesn’t want to take responsibility for his mistakes.” 
Every other Republican/conservative/tea bagger/birther/Trump-troll and their cousin has blamed President Obama for the rise in global oil prices and the rise in US gas prices since he was elected. Now that there has been a DROP in GLOBAL OIL PRICES and the DROP IN US GAS PRICES… makes you wonder, why aren’t they giving Obama credit? 
Of course as everyone knows, global oil prices are not controlled by any country’s leader but are in fact largely controlled by OPEC .  This via Wikipedia:
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries  is an intergovernmental organization of twelve oil-producing countries made up of AlgeriaAngolaEcuadorIranIraqKuwaitLibyaNigeriaQatarSaudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. OPEC’s ability to control the price of oil has diminished somewhat, due to the subsequent discovery and development of large oil reserves in Alaska, the North SeaCanada, the Gulf of Mexico, the opening up of Russia, and market modernization. As of November 2010, OPEC members collectively hold 79% of world crude oil reserves and 44% of the world’s crude oil production capacity, affording them some control over the global market.[6] The next largest group of producers, members of the OECD and thePost-Soviet states produced only 23.8% and 14.8%, respectively, of the world’s total oil production.”
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Church Stands Behind "Queer" Fencing Pastor. Protests Planned For Upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.

In a not so surprising development of events, CNN reported on their morning show 'Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" that the Pastor who had this offensive rant in his Mother's Day sermon about putting Gay people behind electric fences and feeding them for years until they died out is getting for the most part the full support of the town's church going crowd.

The CNN reporter who is in the town covering the story, has actually been restricted by Police,  from stepping on the Pastor's property in order to approach his home to get an interview. The reporter and his crew would be arrested if they set foot on the property.

The town has numerous signs that read "Welcome, Home of the old time religion" ...that says a lot. Leviticus is indeed alive and well.  Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church. Located in Maiden, North Carolina, is really pleased and tickled pink about the response and push back he is getting from his Mother's day sermon.

There will be protests  happening against the Church and the Pastor  during the upcoming  Memorial Day weekend, although it may be held at the Town Hall instead of the Church because of the large crowd that is anticipated to gather. There are also expected to be many of the church's faithful who will be protesting against the protesters, as we have  seen is the norm for this kind of event.

This backward view of Gay Americans coupled with the hatred and anger directed at them and indeed the perceived 'extermination' of Gays that is being encouraged by those in Republican/Conservative/Religious circles suggests a larger problem of hatred in this country that will destroy America from within if it is not stopped in its tracks.

This Pastor's  comment that the President is  for Gay Marriage at the beginning of his rant,  makes a clear and direct connection between his type of hateful religious fervor and the politics he endorses to his congregation, who all yell 'yea' when he spoke.

The calm and hubris exercised by those on the right when it comes to doing the 'Christian" thing and hating those of us who do not fall into their religious 'camp'  is startling. One resident who is yet an undeclared Lesbian living in the town,  has attended the church for years and has heard many sermons by Pastor Worley, she has deemed it imperative to stay extremely quiet and anonymous when it comes to letting the townsfolk know that she is a Lesbian... insisting that CNN blur her face and features when filming her interview for the story which was aired on Thursday morning.

I get the image in my head of the townsfolk hunting Frankenstein with pitchforks and machetes in the dark of night, like in those old movies...only problem is the 'Frankensteins' are real people who are just different to them.

What a shame that this is where we have reached in America. What a shame for the country and what a shame for Christianity which is so much better and so much more than this backward Pastor and his disciples portray.

This is the video of this crazy Pastor and his evil rant...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What Some Dems Don't Get About Gay Marriage.

I thought the Republicans/Conservatives/Birthers/Teabaggers had the trophy in being blind to the obvious but I guess I thought too soon. Apparently the Dems are following the 'right' in being totally wrong on the issue of Gay Marriage. There are a large number of Democrats who say they are not going to vote for President Obama and will instead vote for Mitt Romney or just stay home, effectively giving Romney a boost in the election.

While listening to Rev. Al Sharpton's radio show I heard the clearest and most simple reason why these people who are affected so much by the President's decision to support Gay marriage are dead wrong... The medications will kill you faster than the disease.

I personally avoid many medications because the side effects are worse than the reason you want to take the medications in the first place. This is true for many medications on the market today and it is the biggest reason why people must vote for President Obama.
This same reasoning applies to the issue of Gay marriage; voting for Romney or supporting him by staying home will help you get your way in that one issue, but with that bitter medication will come a plethora of bad side effects that no sane person wants.

Romney will give us everything that Democrats fight against, he will bring back the same failed policies that Bush used to bankrupt America. He will attack Social Security, Healthcare and everything else the middle class depends on to keep the  US strong and progressing out of the recession. He will continue giving tax cuts to the rich while cutting every program that is useful to the poor.

There are many Black and Hispanic leaders in the churches who are adamant about what they will do to give Romney the upper hand in the election, because they think their religion demands it, even though they have seen that their own churches have changed the rules as the centuries changed and the public likewise changed their minds and the laws on so many issues, like slavery, women' s rights, civil rights and most of the hundreds of laws in Leviticus.

These church leaders are stuck on Gay marriage and are willing to sell the country down the drain because they want to inflict their brand of religious law upon the rest of us...following the Republicans who are against Gay marriage, down that same dark alley but opposing the President for a whole set of different reasons. In the Republican's eyes, it has more to do with regaining power and opposing anything the President wants, than doing what is good and decent.

These miscalculating Democrats will all but ensure the destruction of the US,  just to get their ticket into heaven, claiming their pound of flesh at the expense of the American people and all the dreams that we hold on to, for our children and their futures, while feeding the rest of us to the dogs that will surely bite us and them in the asses. 

I have to ask... how much do they hate America to warrant supporting Romney just to exercise their religious or homophobic hatred of LGBT people and Gay marriage? Be careful what you wish for...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Cousin Says He Is A Cult Member, Would You Vote For The Cult To Capture The Presidency?

Willard Mitt Romney is a Mormon, which means he is a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS). This LDS organisation is considered to be a cult in Christian circles. 

This from RawStory.Com ...
"Mitt Romney’s second cousin, Park Romney, once was once a Mormon high priest, but he is now denouncing the religion as a cult. "

"Park told BBC recently that he left the church because “I became convinced that it’s a fraud.”
“There’s compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and wilfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the church for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind that renders them exploitable,” he explained."
"Park points to one of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s foundational documents, the Book of Abraham, which church founder Joseph Smith claimed to have translated from an Egyptian scroll.
After examining the translation, British Assyriologist Dr. Archibald Henry Sayce  determined that it was “difficult to deal with Joseph Smith’s impudent fraud.”
"London University’s Dr. W. M. Flinders Petrie also agreed  “that there is not one single word that is true in these explanations."
This is his view in video... 
The question is who among us will vote for Romney, knowing he is a cult member and wants to win the presidency for his cult, which is viewed as a made up religious cult by other Christian faiths.
Mitt Romney is being sent by the LDS church as a Trojan horse, to bring the presidency and the LDS together and bring their cult prophesy to fruition.
Beware of the Trojan Horse. I do not think supporting a cult and its members is allowed in the Bible.
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Friday, May 11, 2012

To my departed Brother... Adieu

My big brother had a heart attack on Monday, his funeral service is today, Friday May 11th, 2012. I wrote this poem for him...

 Death, is a doorway
We know not, where it may lead
When you enter, dear Brother

Time and space hold no boundaries
It’s your love, that we all feel
You will always be with us
Not a memory, but for real

My heart bursting with sorrow
My eyes flooding with tears
I remember our journey
I look back on those years

Your beauty ran deep
You were a giant asleep
In a new world you’ll wake
Your rightful place, you’ll now take

No more dragons to slay
No more debtors to pay
No more Angst or Riot
Only sweet peace I pray

Alas, your great time
Has now come and past
You left us your love,
You are free, at long last

I cried no, no not now
Your time’s not yet come
But if not now, then when?
Time is too short for some

Farewell my dear Brother
So you start a new life
Away from your loved ones
Away from the strife

I bid you Adieu
See you later, farewell
When next shall we meet?
Only sweet time will tell

That day will be happy
Full of joy and delight
But for now it’s Adieu
Farewell and Goodnight.