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Saying Goodbye to 2010 … Happy New Year?

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on December 30, 2010

2010 was certainly a year full of trials and tribulations, along with some hard fought victories…leaves one to wonder what 2011 will bring…

A few things occur to me, in particular since I have been conducting a twitter experiment the past few days …we are getting meaner, more vulgar and have a serious desire to promote disinformation.  I ran across this website… www.viletweets.com the owner of the site has simply picked up on some as the name implies “vile” tweets.  Here you will find the best of “conservative, patriotic Christian Americans” – it is disheartening to see what these folks who wrap themselves in the flag and proclaim their undying love  of country, God centered values, twist and pervert everything that is good and right about the USA.

Social media has exploded with Twitter, Facebook and so many other instant ways to engage with one and another, and with anything good there will always be those people who will ruin it and distort it.  Perhaps these folks were always out there, but now they have a way to bond, they become one and other’s  Twitter Groupies, blindly supporting each other, ignoring facts.  They embody animal pack behavior…they look for the weak and stalk them, waiting to take them down.    This animal behavior is not limited to the adversaries,   let one of the herd pull away from the core thinking and the group turns and cannibalizes its own.   Trying to engage in a civil discourse is virtually impossible.  All that being said, I can live with that, let’s be honest, Twitter is not real life, and if it is becoming your real life, you have bigger problems than you realize.  The thing that bothers me the most is the absolute refusal to look at the facts  if the facts don’t agree with your universe.  I cannot understand in this day and age of information overload the refusal to go out, seek a credible source and verify the information you are getting.  Whether it is from social media or mainstream media, evidently we are going to have to seek out the truth on our own.  Hitler said it best….“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”.  The conservative right has certainly embraced this motto.

While I am not a big believer in New Year’s Resolutions, at this point my core values have been violated and so I start early on this resolution…

I am tired of people twisting and perverting my religion, calling themselves Christians and then spouting out the most vile, evil ideas known to man.  The irony of tweeting out biblical passages and then following up that tweet with some bigoted ideology. Not going to take it any more.   I am taking back my Christian religion.

I am tired of people lying and saying it as if it is gospel truth, spinning, sound bites, whatever it takes to discredit Pres. Obama.  There are things that Pres. Obama has done that I do not agree with, the man is not the messiah, but he is a hell of alot better than the alternatives.  What has become evident, is that we do not have the language to deal with the racial issues that still exist in our country.  Just because we have elected a black President doesn’t mean we are all holding hands and singing Kumbaya.  I directly attribute the vile behavior of people and the unwarranted attacks on Pres. Obama and his family as race based.  All of a sudden we have this “conservative movement” wanting to “take back our country”…take it back from whom?  The black man in the white house?  Or the ever popular emphasis of Barrack HUSSEIN (that middle name in capitals) Obama.  If you want to be a racist, be a racist, have the balls to own it, say it, don’t hide behind religion, “conservative values”, or political parties.

So yes, even the munky is becoming more evil, but I would like to think of it as a crusade for the truth.

Munky Motto:  I didn’t land on this planet to win a popularity contest, and I won’t prostitute  out my values for the sake of making “friends”.

In closing…my wishes for you in 2011…

May your joys be as bright as the morning,

And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade,

In the sunlight of love.

May you have enough

happiness to keep you sweet.

Enough trials to keep you strong.

Enough sorrows to keep you human.

Enough hope to keep you happy.

Enough failure to keep you humble.

Enough success to keep you eager.

Enough friends to give you comfort.

Enough faith and courage in yourself to banish sadness.

Enough wealth to meet your needs.

And one thing more: enough

determination to make each day a more wonderful day

than the day before.

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Muslims Help Serve Christmas Eve Dinner

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on December 28, 2010

With all the anti-Muslim hype, and Glenn Beck pulling figures out of the air like 10% of all Muslims are terrorist, it is good to know that in spite of these out right lies the spirit of giving, the spirit of unity manages to survive.  In Montreal Canada a group of Muslims volunteered to serve Christmas Eve Dinner to the needy at the Old Brewery Mission.  As a matter of fact, they contributed twice the amount of money required to be a sponsor of the dinner…

Here’s the article in full…http://www.montrealgazette.com/story_print.html?id=4026100&sponsor=

 

It was in a spirit of giving that members of a South Shore mosque contributed $2,000 to sponsor the Christmas Eve supper at the Old Brewery Mission and spent two hours serving it to more than 300 people.

This is double the minimum $1,000 contribution the mission seeks from those who sponsor a supper.

It was believed to be the first time an Islamic community group has volunteered to sponsor and serve an evening meal at the mission, officials said.

Following afternoon prayers at the mission on Clark St., about 20 members of the Islamic Community Centre of Brossard set the tables and passed plates of chicken, rice and steamed carrots to the first shift of diners.

Ismail Mohammed of Greenfield Park, a retired CBC accountant, said he had suggested sponsoring the meal to fellow mosque members.

“We don’t celebrate Christmas, but serving humanity is serving God. That is what our teaching says,” he observed.

“We want to work with people from all religions,” he added. “We came for peace in this country and we want to establish peace,” said Mohammed, a native of India who grew up in Pakistan.

Monique Khan of Brossard said serving others is the perfect holiday activity: “I feel happy when I make other people happy. It’s a time for sharing and we give what we can”

Her husband, Irfan Khan, a building technician, said feeding the needy is about immigrants contributing to their country.

“When we came here, we didn’t have anything. We worked hard and we did well. This society has given us so much, and now we have to give back.”

Said Suleman, who came to Canada as a refug

ee from Eritrea, said many fellow Muslims are successful and highly educated and “it’s time to step in and do our share.”

“We have to think of others, of feeding our neighbours, to really participate.”

Sabiha Sheikh of Brossard, a part-time bookkeeper, said she often helps serve food to people in other mission-type settings.

“It’s time for us to contribute to the city we live in. We want to show that we are caring people -we are generous and want to share.”

Tell me Mr. Beck..do they people fall into your terrorist category?

 

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“Death Panels” the 2009 Lie of the Year is Back!

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on December 28, 2010

The biggest lie of 2009 courtesy of Sarah Palin is being reincarnated by the right wing nut jobs.   You may recall that Ms. Palin put forth the assertion — that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care — spread through newscasts, talk shows, blogs and town hall meetings.  Then we were all treated to Newt Gingrich, who on  This Week with George Stephanopoulos , said, “You are asking us to trust turning power over to the government, when there are clearly people in America who believe in establishing euthanasia, including selective standards.” (Keep in mind this man may make a run for President in 2012)

So how did the death panel hype become a talking point for the right wing nut jobs?

Effective Jan. 1 – under Medicare which covers yearly physical examinations or wellness visits, the government will pay doctors to advise patients on options for end-of-life care.  The new rule says Medicare will cover “voluntary advance care planning,” to discuss end-of-life treatment, as part of the annual visit.    Some how this has all been translated into end of life treatment means ” pull the plug”.  When in fact it can also include a patient giving the directive to say “I want you to use every medical tool at your disposal to save my life.”    But that phrase wouldn’t serve the purposes of the nut jobs would it?  The patient also has the right to say, you know what I don’t want to talk about it.  That is also an option.

The bottom line is that we are all going to die.  It may be from old age, it may be from an accident, it may be from a disease, the end result is the same.  There is a process that occurs, and you can’t deny it.  By allowing a doctor and patient to engage in that dialogue the patient is empowered.   Talking about death in our culture is taboo, we view it as an unnatural process.  It is a discussion that makes us feel ghoulish, but for the person who is facing the end of their life, perhaps it would be comforting for them to know their wishes will be honored.  I come from a state where the Living Will is recognized, BUT the ultimate authority in the absence of a family member giving a directive to stop life support measures means that the medical staff will continue to provide all medical measures available.  Why?  Because they don’t want to be sued.   Situations have forced us to look at death, we have embraced in the past 20 years programs like hospice, which gives the patient the freedom and tools to exit this planet as they see fit.  It is appalling that these right wing nut jobs who profess to be all about freedom want to take away the freedom to discuss and enact your personal choices at the end of your life.

For the record here is the law:

§ 489.100   Definition.

For purposes of this part, advance directive means a written instruction, such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care, recognized under State law (whether statutory or as recognized by the courts of the State), relating to the provision of health care when the individual is incapacitated.

§ 489.102   Requirements for providers.

(a) Hospitals, critical access hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, providers of home health care (and for Medicaid purposes, providers of personal care services), hospices, and religious nonmedical health care institutions must maintain written policies and procedures concerning advance directives with respect to all adult individuals receiving medical care, or patient care in the case of a patient in a religious nonmedical health care institution, by or through the provider and are required to:

(1) Provide written information to such individuals concerning—

(i) An individual’s rights under State law (whether statutory or recognized by the courts of the State) to make decisions concerning such medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment and the right to formulate, at the individual’s option, advance directives. Providers are permitted to contract with other entities to furnish this information but are still legally responsible for ensuring that the requirements of this section are met. Providers are to update and disseminate amended information as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days from the effective date of the changes to State law; and

(ii) The written policies of the provider or organization respecting the implementation of such rights, including a clear and precise statement of limitation if the provider cannot implement an advance directive on the basis of conscience. At a minimum, a provider’s statement of limitation should:

(A) Clarify any differences between institution-wide conscience objections and those that may be raised by individual physicians;

(B) Identify the state legal authority permitting such objection; and

(C) Describe the range of medical conditions or procedures affected by the conscience objection.

(2) Document in a prominent part of the individual’s current medical record, or patient care record in the case of an individual in a religious nonmedical health care institution, whether or not the individual has executed an advance directive;

(3) Not condition the provision of care or otherwise discriminate against an individual based on whether or not the individual has executed an advance directive;

(4) Ensure compliance with requirements of State law (whether statutory or recognized by the courts of the State) regarding advance directives. The provider must inform individuals that complaints concerning the advance directive requirements may be filed with the State survey and certification agency;

(5) Provide for education of staff concerning its policies and procedures on advance directives; and

(6) Provide for community education regarding issues concerning advance directives that may include material required in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, either directly or in concert with other providers and organizations. Separate community education materials may be developed and used, at the discretion of providers. The same written materials do not have to be provided in all settings, but the material should define what constitutes an advance directive, emphasizing that an advance directive is designed to enhance an incapacitated individual’s control over medical treatment, and describe applicable State law concerning advance directives. A provider must be able to document its community education efforts.

(b) The information specified in paragraph (a) of this section is furnished:

(1) In the case of a hospital, at the time of the individual’s admission as an inpatient.

(2) In the case of a skilled nursing facility at the time of the individual’s admission as a resident.

(3)(i) In the case of a home health agency, in advance of the individual coming under the care of the agency. The HHA may furnish advance directives information to a patient at the time of the first home visit, as long as the information is furnished before care is provided.

(ii) In the case of personal care services, in advance of the individual coming under the care of the personal care services provider. The personal care provider may furnish advance directives information to a patient at the time of the first home visit, as long as the information is furnished before care is provided.

(4) In the case of a hospice program, at the time of initial receipt of hospice care by the individual from the program.

(c) The providers listed in paragraph (a) of this section—

(1) Are not required to provide care that conflicts with an advance directive.

(2) Are not required to implement an advance directive if, as a matter of conscience, the provider cannot implement an advance directive and State law allows any health care provider or any agent of such provider to conscientiously object.

(d) Prepaid or eligible organizations (as specified in sections 1833(a)(1)(A) and 1876(b) of the Act) must meet the requirements specified in §417.436 of this chapter.

(e) If an adult individual is incapacitated at the time of admission or at the start of care and is unable to receive information (due to the incapacitating conditions or a mental disorder) or articulate whether or not he or she has executed an advance directive, then the provider may give advance directive information to the individual’s family or surrogate in the same manner that it issues other materials about policies and procedures to the family of the incapacitated individual or to a surrogate or other concerned persons in accordance with State law. The provider is not relieved of its obligation to provide this information to the individual once he or she is no longer incapacitated or unable to receive such information. Follow-up procedures must be in place to provide the information to the individual directly at the appropriate time.

[57 FR 8203, Mar. 6, 1992, as amended at 59 FR 45403, Sept. 1, 1994; 60 FR 33294, June 27, 1995; 62 FR 46037, Aug. 29, 1997; 64 FR 67052, Nov. 30, 1999; 68 FR 66720, Nov. 28, 2003]

http://law.justia.com/us/cfr/title42/42-3.0.1.5.27.8.html

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The Dumbing of Americans – Brought to you by Fox News

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on December 18, 2010

If  for some reason you have been operating under the assumption that just because we have one of the finest education systems in the world, and therefore we cannot be as dumb as we are, we now have proof, yes we are as dumb as we appear.  What is more, is that we can lay that squarely on the doorstep of one Fox News.

A new survey by the University of Maryland (http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/dec10/Misinformation_Dec10_quaire.pdf ) show that people who had the most exposure to Fox News were more likely to believe falsehoods and rumors about national and world affairs when compared to those who paid attention to other news outlets.

The following falsehoods were most relayed by Fox News viewers:

91 percent believed the stimulus legislation lost jobs;

 

72 percent believed the health reform law will increase the deficit;

72 percent believed the economy is getting worse;

60 percent believed climate change is not occurring;

49 percent believed income taxes have gone up;

63 percent believed the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts;

56 percent believed Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout;

38 percent believed that most Republicans opposed TARP;

63 percent believed Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear).

This information seems to back up an NBC poll conducted during the health care debates as well. (http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/NBC-WSJ_Poll.pdf )

Bill Sammon  of Fox News as refined in the art of spinning,  as the health care debate was reaching a high point last year, a leaked e-mail shows he asked his news department to refer to the public option as the “government run option.”  Which of course it is not.  But they managed to condition the American public, specifically the conservatives like Pavlov’s dogs.

Here is a partial email leak:

Text of Sammon’s leaked e-mail follows

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From: Sammon, Bill
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:23 AM
To: 054 -FNSunday; 169 -SPECIAL REPORT; 069 -Politics; 030 -Root (FoxNews.Com); 036 -FOX.WHU; 050 -Senior Producers; 051 -Producers
Subject: friendly reminder: let’s not slip back into calling it the “public option”

1) Please use the term “government-run health insurance” or, when brevity is a concern, “government option,” whenever possible.

2) When it is necessary to use the term “public option” (which is, after all, firmly ensconced in the nation’s lexicon), use the qualifier “so-called,” as in “the so-called public option.”

3) Here’s another way to phrase it: “The public option, which is the government-run plan.”

4) When newsmakers and sources use the term “public option” in our stories, there’s not a lot we can do about it, since quotes are of course sacrosanct.

###

(Source)

Other deliberate  “mis-information” and conditioning of the American public is the climate change, here is a copy of another email from Fox News

From: Sammon, Bill
To: 169 -SPECIAL REPORT; 036 -FOX.WHU; 054 -FNSunday; 030 -Root (FoxNews.Com); 050 -Senior Producers; 051 -Producers; 069 -Politics; 005 -Washington
Cc: Clemente, Michael; Stack, John; Wallace, Jay; Smith, Sean
Sent: Tue Dec 08 12:49:51 2009
Subject: Given the controversy over the veracity of climate change data…

…we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.

(source)

The real question is:  what is it going to take for those Fox News devotees to wake up?  Yes, it will be embarrassing to admit you were duped, but what would be even more embarrassing and shameful is not to admit it and continue to be deliberately mis-informed.

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Pat Boone – Can You Trust Him? or Just Another Right Wing Nut Job

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on December 13, 2010

This made a monkey spew coffee on her screen this morning..Pat Boone is launching a line of meats..yes you read it right..meats, as in “All American Meats”.  I remember a wholesome, all American, Pat Boone from my childhood…watching him sing on variety shows, the man was Doris Day in pants..well folks, I’m here to tell you alot has changed.  It seems that Pat will be giving 5% of his money from the sale of said meats to a couple of organizations..one being Focus on the Family.( A right wing nut job “organization” hiding behind the term Christianity)

This got a monkey to thinking, pondering, who is Pat Boone exactly?  So I hit the web…and the horrors began to unfold..what happened to this all American wholesale man who had credibility?  I will start with his op-ed to the World Net Daily written last year, entitled: President Without a Country.

He immediately starts out with four quotes taken out of context or completely false…

The first being….”We’re no longer a Christian nation.” – President Barack Obama, June 2007 – Yes, Pres. Obama did say this, he also said we not just a Christian nation, but also a Jewish nation, a Buddhist nation, a Muslim nation, and a nation of unbelievers.  Mr. Boone, I don’t know what parallel universe you are living in, but as this nation has evolved geographically, it has also evolved spiritually to include all kinds of faiths and religions, and this great nation also affords people the right not to believe.  Here is the YouTube link http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=tmC3IevZiik

The second quote says “America has been arrogant.” – President Barack Obama.  Did Pres. Obama say this?  Yes, he did.  In context this is what he said: America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” towards its allies.  Anybody remember the lack of support for the invasion of Iraq?  It is also important to realize this statement in the context of the ENTIRE speech and the audience.  He was in Germany speaking to the youth, in that same speech he went on to say that blaming America and using its actions as an excuse to avoid tackling the global Islamist threat was unacceptable.  “But in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual, but can also be insidious. Instead of recognising the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans choose to blame America for much of what is bad.”   Pres. Obama hit the nail on the head Mr. Boone.  Read the ENTIRE speech here http://www.scribd.com/doc/13936886/President-Obamas-Town-Hall-Meeting-in-France-April-3-2009-TranscriptVideo-Link

“After 9/11, America didn’t always live up to her ideals.” – President Barack Obama  Nobody seems to know where this quote came from, perhaps a paraphrase of his speech in Cairo?  If so this is what Pres. Obama said:

And finally, just as America can never tolerate violence by extremists, we must never alter our principles. 9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country. The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals. We are taking concrete actions to change course. I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.

So America will defend itself respectful of the sovereignty of nations and the rule of law. And we will do so in partnership with Muslim communities which are also threatened. The sooner the extremists are isolated and unwelcome in Muslim communities, the sooner we will all be safer.

“You might say that America is a Muslim nation.”   – President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009.   Again, I do not find any reference that Pres. Obama made this remark, perhaps it is a paraphrase suggesting that just as we have Jews, Buddhist, Hindus etc.. we also have Muslims in America.   There is a part in the speech where he says:
“So let there be no doubt:  Islam is a part of America.  And I believe that America holds within her the truth that regardless of race, religion, or station in life, all of us share common aspirations — to live in peace and security; to get an education and to work with dignity; to love our families, our communities, and our God.  These things we share.  This is the hope of all humanity.”

You can read the entire speech here http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-cairo-university-6-04-09

I was very disappointed in Mr. Boone, I suppose I held some type of belief that this man was a Christian and would not lie, but then I went on to discover even more disappointing things about Mr. Boone…like he is involved with the Tea Party Express…do I need to say more?  It is a shame to watch this American man lose a lifetime of credibility.  Good luck Pat, I know I won’t be buying your meats..your religion, your politics, or ideas for that matter.

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Right Wing Nut Jobs Talking Point that Skew Facts – “47% of Americans Don’t Pay Taxes”

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on December 12, 2010

It seems every where you look these days you can find some right wing nut job spouting out “47% of Americans don’t pay taxes”…and you don’t have to look very far to get to the truth or lack there of in that statement.  But that has not stopped people from cherry picking this statistic and using it as evidence of some grave financial miscarriage of justice pushed upon the wealthy.

First, the 47% figure is not wrong, it is accurate – BUT the key here is federal and income .  Income taxes aren’t the only kind of federal taxes that people pay. There are also payroll taxes and investment taxes, and more.  Let’s not forget people pay state and local taxes as well.  If you tease out this number and take this a step further Congressional Budget Office data suggests that, at most, about 10 percent of all households pay no net federal taxes. The number 10 is obviously a lot smaller than 47.  But 10% for the right doesn’t make such a good talking point does it?

Let’s talk a little about those folks who are not paying federal and income tax…

If your income is low, you may (1) owe very little in income taxes, and (2) get a check from something like the Earned Income Tax Credit( EITC). The result isn’t that you don’t owe anything in federal income taxes, but that your income tax liability is wiped out by your EITC check.  This accounts for a whole lot of people who don’t owe federal income tax.  So would the right like to take away a tax cut from the bulk of the middle class?  People who are using the EITC are not free riders, they are working class American people.  The critics of the tax code don’t seem to know this, but their problem is with programs like the EITC — of which there are many, some of which help the middle class — not income tax brackets. That accounts for a lot of the people who don’t owe federal income taxes.

Let’s talk about the fact that approximately  75% of all American households pay more in payroll taxes, which go toward Medicare and Social Security, than in income taxes.  The following graph comes from a report (pdf) by Citizens for Tax Justice. It compares the share of the total tax burden — that means income taxes, payroll taxes, state and local taxes, capital gains taxes, and more.  All of a sudden it doesn’t look so skewed does it?

Composite of Percentage of Taxes Paid

So with all the hostage taking etc on the Bush Tax Cuts, let us also remember over the last 30 years, tax rates have fallen more for the wealthy, and especially the very wealthy, than for any other group. At the same time, their incomes have soared, and the incomes of most workers have grown only moderately faster than inflation.

Let us not forget, “Federal Income Tax” is simply a category, when it is all said and done, the US government looks at covering the cost of all its operations with revenue from all its taxes.  While 47% sounds like an awesome statistic, it is being used inaccurately.  It is simply a talking point that the right continually spews out, somebody really needs to tell these folks just because you continually repeat a lie, will not make it true.  We have a deficit problem in this country, we have an atmosphere that is toxic to solving problems with our Congress, it is time for reality to hit before it is too late.

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A Preview of What Is to Come with Republicans at the Helm – or Republicans Fiddle While Rome Burns

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on December 4, 2010

Just when you thought gridlock couldn’t get any worse in Washington, it has.  Within hours of Democrats and Republicans agreeing to bargain on tax cuts,  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with   42 Republicans signed the following letter, in essence saying unless you give us what we want, we will not pass any further legislation, specifically DADT, unemployment insurance and the DREAM Act.

Here is a copy of the letter…some things you just need to see to believe.

Does it sound like the Republicans have heard what the American people have said?  Is this getting on with the people’s business?  Are they willing to risk the judicial system forcing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and not giving the military the time to implement and effective, fair policy?  Are these the same patriots who wildly claims how proud they are of the American men and women fighting for freedom, that they would stop the process that top military leaders have endorsed?  The American public is being held hostage by the Republican party, make no mistakes their constituents are not you and I, it is millionaires, so unless you are knocking down some serious dollars, or have your own lobbying group, you are up the proverbial creek.  Ain’t nobody in this crew going to throw you a lifeline.

Truly why don’t they all just go home now and stay home, since it is quite evident that nothing is going to get done.  Or better yet, why don’t we all send them fiddles so as the economy goes down in flames, the military is dismantled via the judicial branch, and the hope and dream of a better tomorrow for people trapped by circumstances not of their own creation lose hope again..all while waiting for those folks we elect to take care of the people’s business fiddle while Rome burns…

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The Bitch is Back!

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on December 1, 2010

The Bitch is Back

After an extended illness, which started out as a 24 hour flu, one month later I am back to feeling like myself, long story, suffice to say something called para-typhoid.  Yes,  it sounds as shitty was it was….

Ok, so we have alot of catching up to do…still in Egypt, making a mental list of all the things to to tell you about, so if I forget, remind me to to tell you about Eid.

But let’s talk politics shall we?  Random thoughts…

  • The right wing nut jobs are still out in force.  These people make a perfect case for why we need to get back to the basics of education, the ability to reason, research – and by research we aren’t talking about cherry picking, we are talking about true research, looking at facts in total and drawing conclusions.  Shall we start on S. 510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act?  If one were to listen to the chatter, this is the government telling children what they can and cannot eat, this is the government forbidding you to plant a garden..we are going to have genetically modified foods which will turn cattle into turtles..shall I go on?  How about this is the government trying to make sure your ungrateful ass is not poisoned by contaminated food.  Anybody remember the spinach recall?  Tomato recall? Egg recall?  E-coli for dessert anyone?  What is even more amazing is that the information is readily available online for all to read.  Just a thought….read it http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510
  • Sarah Palin, I am seriously thinking of encouraging her to run, after all that would certainly assure that who ever, and I literally mean who ever ran against her would win.  Media whore.
  • Rally to Restore Sanity – one of the best things to occur on the National Mall in a long, long time.  Watching while I was running a fever, I was bound and determined not to miss it.  The best part was at the end when Jon Stewart said…when you amplify everything you hear nothing.  Wise man isn’t he for a comedian.
  • Mid-term elections – there is a God, and he/she has a wonderful sense of humor.  Two notable Palin endorsed right wing nuts jobs did not get in…Christine O’Donnel and Sharon Angle, however we have to have some  humor that Bachman and Rand managed to fleece the folks.  Should be interesting to watch.
  • Health care…just read that a VA court threw out a lawsuit brought by the conservative Christian Liberty University and individuals who said the law would violate several parts of the U.S. Constitution. .http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6B000920101201?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FPoliticsNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Politics+News%29 But that won’t stop people from wasting money.
  • The following is an in general comment for all those leading and or participating in what they view as a revolution:  a revolution with no plan is called anarchy.
  • Reading George W. Bush’s Book – looks like those right wing nuts jobs aren’t commenting about this too much..like the part where Bush says he was stunned at the magnitude of the economic problems.  See Obama may be Commander in Chief, but nobody, is able to control the economy, not the Fed, not even Conservative Republicans.  Time for the US to grow up and have adult conversations about what we are going to do on the debt/deficit.  It’s a problem, and it needs to be fixed.
  • Wikileaks – I am sure these candid cables fly back and forth between all nations, it is not nice to see the sausage being made is it?  But the little shit who downloaded it should be tried for treason.
  • Airport pat downs…look folks this is a tangible way to prevent terrorism, where were all those right wing nut jobs who are now jumping up and down when Bush and Cheney thought nothing of violating your right to privacy with wire taps?

I am warming up my fingers…I’ll be back….

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