Where is the Peace Movement?

On any given day 70-150 people die of gun shot, averaging well over 30,000 Americans per year for the last 30 years.

President Obama can’t even get the tiniest changes in gun laws to prevent the criminally insane or those ALREADY on the “potential terrorist” list to be permanently banned from buying guns.

AK-47s and other automatics, and pistols.  WHO THE F*** hunts with these things?  Right, they are people killing weapons.  Can’t we ban at least THOSE?  Sure it would mean surrendering certain types of guns, so?  I mean look at our gun deaths compared to ANY NATION YOU WANNA NAME that doesn’t allow citizens OR EVEN POLICE to carry guns except the police can in case of an emergency, like the British Tube bombing.

Hillary is now painting Bernie as a gun lover, YET, his ideas for how to make the USA safer from gun attacks are STRICTER than hers or Obama’s.  Then she says Bernie can never get single-payer health care through because it didn’t pass BEFORE.  Come on lady.  If Bernie gets the nomination it will be a win for grass roots over money.  If Hillary wins…GOD FORBID.  Why?  She never ONCE voted against any part of the illegal wars Bush 2 committed, and look what happened while she was Secretary of State.  The middle East Wars went from 2 countries to 8.

Enough said.

 

 

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Merry Christmas 2, Song 4

Below is in response to “torrito’s blog:

https://toritto.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/sending-ground-troops-to-syria/

 

Propaganda rules. Obama, the lying sack of…is not better than Bush I or II, Clinton or Reagan. All five of these war-mongering apocalyptic puppets of the Military economic complex have: Kept wars going (we’ve attacked foreign countries 91 times since WWII) They also sold out American Labor, rigged the bail out (Regan’s Savings and Loan bail out allowed MASSIVE developers a chance to NEVER repay loans in Colorado and California, and then, once the banks were bailed out –Silverado, where both Jeb and Goerge W. served on the board, etc.– build homes on money once borrowed, then covered by taxpayers and become super filthy rich because they NEVER PAID THE MONEY BACK…was topped by Hank Paulson’s trillions of dollars bailout and the ensuing quantitative easing that has resulted in um, FOUR TIMES as many dollars in the world now as were in existence in 2008.) Oh and Obamas most egregious lie? well that would be running on the concept of cost cutting in health care and bring the troops home rom the Middle East. Again lefties were sucked into voting for him, and he never really got the job of cost cutting done, and spread the middle east war to at LEAST six more countries there.

Which brings us to 2016, global warming aside (ASIDE!?) and even Bernie Sanders would go after ISIS. OH? And Obama wants the Sunnis to fight ISIS. Um, did anyone tell him that ISIS grew from the fact that the US backed Shias in Iraq as Sunnis (see Fallujah) were wiped out. Holy double speak Batman. Are Americans this dumb? The goal is to keep Shia and Sunnis fighting ad infinitum. But most importantly, to create the exact same “Continual War” that Obama railed against in his speech. The last commander in chief to go against this bologna (spelled bullshit) was John F. Kennedy. read “None Dare Call It Conspiracy,” if you like.

I got an eerie feeling driving from NC to FLA and now back again. Something is foul and amiss way beyond all the obvious hoarding and greed of the already-rich. Compare Naples, Florida to St. Petersburg, Florida. Compare the lives of white folks to those murdered by police who aren’t white. Ah, and then comes the peace loving “people of different religions” who are now scaring us just by their presence.

OH it sucks when the poor fight the rich man’s war. History shows that is a BOO BOO. One wonders for how many thousands of years will the families of those already dead in the Middle East will come after us in waves. small and large waves?

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but a realist and investigative reporter. All the so-called whackos who say this is the end time….well, got any better ideas? Imagine, if you can, the USA losing a war. How large would that war need to be? Right. Ouch. Merry Christmas. Doug

 

And now the Song.

 

Red Herrings, brought to you by the US Supreme Court

Yes indeed folks, it’s election time again.  OK a bit earlier than usual, but what with 14 Republicans and three democrats running (and two more republicans lined up in the wings, it’s already a circus show with clowns (Trump, Huckabee, Rubio, Paul) to the left of me, jokers to the right (Clinton) here I am (the Supreme Court that is) stuck in the middle with you…

There is not middle in this one, it’s all right, way right, and Bernie Sanders…staking out a new type left, a place not bod at all 35 years ago, but flat out courageous these days.

Not to be outdone, the Supreme Court has accepted cases, and ruled in ways you just couldn’t have guessed since Citizens United helped free up zillions of bucks that can be donated anonymously, and directly by corporations too.

Why would they legalize for all eternity (maybe) gay marriage in every state? Why would they put a rubber stamp on Affordable Health care (whether it is or not affordable)?  And why would they even delve in and say that housing practices can be held accountable for being discriminatory, even if the landlords don’t purposefully discriminate?

The simple explanation is that these items (though lethal injections were also held up) show that our middle three “swing voters” on the supreme court all wised up to the left at the same time.  Close examination, I submit,will find that the timing of these whoppers will shape the 2016 presidential election around gay rights, and affordable health care (though 34 states opted out from the get-go).

And, no matter how great the concept is that landlords should not discriminate, that ruling does only a little to effect real change in a time when the Ku Klux Klan is about to have a rally in Columbia South Carolina,  NO siree, things have not changed, when you factor in the manufacturing jobs that have left (more to come thanks to Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership(TPP, known affectionately as TP, or toilet paper) and a good hunk of those jobs had been held by African Americans, PLUS the influx of young workers from Mexico, China, Haiti, Russia, China, etc. who, legally or not, have taken another hunk of jobs away from  American labor right here at home.

Clearly humans should have the right to live wherever they want, but a tidy flow that keeps the new home countries viable economically would be better than the mess we’re in.

SO here come the nine (by 5-4 in most cases, just like when its nine votes were the only ones that counted in 200 When GWB stole the election thanks to some slight of hand by his brother Jeb, and nearly those same nine . So when the Supreme Court makes unexpected rulings right before an election, and being as conservative as it is few of these are amazing!, you can be sure there is more than one meaning.

If all we care about is gay marriage, and (why not thrown in pro-choice abortion rights?), health care (but still with no mention of CUTTING COSTS!) and a whitewashed version of anti-discrimination (but only in terms of rentals) thanks to the Supreme Court’s merriment, THEN WE MAY WELL FORGET THAT THE EARTH IS FALLING APART DUE TO CARBON EMMISSIONS, and that we are still at war in NINE countries, and that we are sinking in debt, a la Greece, while still spending hundreds of millions of dollars a day in order to keep the oil wars going.

How many are against fracking in the swelling field of 17?  How many have concrete plans to withdraw not just the troops in the middle east, but all other foreign bases already established?

As a kid it was always “tough on crime” (read racist, and white on top and sneering down) and abortion that were used as  false currency in political campaigns.  So if we get all tied up in gay marriage, the cost of “affordable” health care, and racism as riots rather than pow-wows we won’t notice the fact that another democrat is about to hammer labor with his TPP, as Clinton did with NAFTA and GATT 2) and that now billions are lined up against us due to our stupid use of force overseas.

Once again we’ll be hoodwinked by big media who will call this horserace by who is raising the most money, while ignoring the pressing issues of the day.

I pray Bernie Sanders gets invited to the debates, and gets to speak his mind.

Maybe, just maybe, the events of the day will cause people to think before they vote.  And maybe All the red herrings flopping around the TV, internet and newspapers will, for once, be ignored, and analysis will be employed to refined our thinking of how to get out of our debt without causing the stock market to crash.

I say don’t bite.

I say register as many friends and neighbors to vote as you can, then ignore the red herrings, and get the good policies back on the front burner so the people can have a choice based on reality, not Supreme Court junk (be it ever so benevolent).