Friday, February 25, 2011

A Phone Conversation Which Will Live In Infamy!

Listen or read this amazing TELL ALL conversation between two Plutocrats, Fake David Koch and Scott (The Fake) Walker . And if that doesn't beat all, an article about the Wis. Assembly passing the bill that takes away union rights...

A Phone Conversation Which Will Live In Infamy!

Has The American Experiment, Ended in Dismal Failure?

I cannot understand why an everyday, hard working American who happens to follow the Republican Ideology hasn’t been sickened by what Gov. Scott Walker and his ilk are doing in
Wisconsin. Why can’t they realize it is not Democrats against Republicans or Left vs. Right it is all about Wealth and the Power it can bring.

Do they (Republican Worker) realize that they will become just as enslaved as the Democrat Worker? They will be a part of the working poor just as much as we Liberal Democrats. They will not enjoy an exemption just because they voted for the baneful insatiables who wish to take down our Democracy. The leaders in the GOP don’t recognize them beyond their vote and soon they will not even need their vote when this Nation falls to Oligarchy –( A government run by only a few, often the wealthy)

{{Some examples (of Oligarchy) include the Vaishali, the French First Republic government under the Directory, and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (only the nobility could vote). In the time of the ancient Greeks, Sparta was an oligarchy that clashed with the democratic city-state of Athens, (these two nations eventually clashed in the Peloponnesian war in which Sparta defeated Athens causing the city state to rule much of Greece for some time).}}

From this site

Come on people it’s about us vs. them. The rich taking over and making our nation a land governed by Plutocrats (A wealthy class that controls a government).

America is about to become unrecognizable as the land of opportunity. If the Founding Fathers were alive today they would CRY A RIVER; Tears of regret for all their hard work in trying to create an emancipation, a place where all human beings not just the few of means can, no WILL experience equality for all.

Oh, what pipe dreamers those guys from the past were, it now looks as though their experiment is about to end in failure. Please listen to the hubris thoughts from a (seemingly mild mannered) tyrant who can hardly hold back his joy at crushing America’s middle class, (THE PHONE CONVERSATION WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY). thinkingblue


Koch: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Koch: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker PART 2


Wis. Assembly passes bill taking away union rights

MADISON, Wis. – Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took
the first significant action on their plan to strip collective
bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the
measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats
realized what was happening.

The vote ended three straight days of punishing debate in the
Assembly. But the political standoff over the bill — and the
monumental protests at the state Capitol against it — appear
far from over.

The Assembly's vote sent the bill on to the Senate, but minority
Democrats in that house have fled to Illinois to prevent a vote.
No one knows when they will return from hiding. Republicans who
control the chamber sent state troopers out looking for them at
their homes on Thursday, but they turned up nothing.

"I applaud the Democrats in the Assembly for earnestly
debating this bill and urge their counterparts in the state
Senate to return to work and do the same," Assembly Speaker
Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, said in a statement issued moments
after the vote.

The plan from Republican Gov. Scott Walker contains a number of
provisions he says are designed to fill the state's $137 million
deficit and lay the groundwork for fixing a projected $3.6
billion shortfall in the upcoming 2011-13 budget.

The flashpoint is language that would require public workers to
contribute more to their pensions and health insurance and strip
them of their right to collectively bargain benefits and work

Democrats and unions see the measure as an attack on workers'
rights and an attempt to cripple union support for Democrats.
Union leaders say they would make pension and health care
concessions if they can keep their bargaining rights, but Walker
has refused to compromise.

Tens of thousands of people have jammed the Capitol since last
week to protest, pounding on drums and chanting so loudly that
police providing security have resorted to ear plugs. Hundreds
have taken to sleeping in the building overnight, dragging in air
mattresses and blankets.

With the Senate immobilized, Assembly Republicans decided to act
and convened the chamber Tuesday morning.

Democrats launched a filibuster, throwing out dozens of
amendments and delivering rambling speeches. Each time
Republicans tried to speed up the proceedings, Democrats rose
from their seats and wailed that the GOP was stifling them.

Debate had gone on for 60 hours and 15 Democrats were still
waiting to speak when the vote started around 1 a.m. Friday.
Speaker Pro Tem Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, opened the roll and
closed it within seconds.

Democrats looked around, bewildered. Only 13 of the 38 Democratic
members managed to vote in time.

Republicans immediately marched out of the chamber in single
file. The Democrats rushed at them, pumping their fists and
shouting "Shame!" and "Cowards!"

The Republicans walked past them without responding.

Democrats left the chamber stunned. The protesters greeted them
with a thundering chant of "Thank you!" Some Democrats
teared up. Others hugged.

"What a terrible, terrible day for Wisconsin," said
Rep. Jon Richards, D-Milwaukee. "I am incensed. I am shocked."


Monday, February 21, 2011

We The People of the USA Need To Thank The Wisconsin 14

We The People of the USA Need To Thank
The Wisconsin 14



Jay Bookman

In Wisconsin battle, it’s not about the budget

9:29 am February 21, 2011, by Jay

You still can’t find a single Democratic state senator in
the entire state of Wisconsin. All 14 of them remain in
self-imposed exile in Illinois, and as long as they stay there,
they can continue to prevent passage of a highly controversial
bill that would sharply reduce benefits for teachers and other
government employees and, more importantly, gut public labor unions.

It’s that second aspect of the bill that has drawn national
and even international attention. As the Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel reports:

The bill would require most public workers to pay half their
pension costs – typically 5.8% of pay for state workers
– and in many cases at least 12% of their health care costs.
Union leaders have said they are willing to accept those
concessions, which total nearly $330 million through June 2013.

Under the bill, the unions could not bargain over anything but
wages, would have to hold annual elections to keep their
organizations intact and would lose the ability to have union
dues deducted from state paychecks. Employees would no longer
have to automatically pay union dues, but could choose whether
they want to do so.

In other words, the unions are willing to swallow the economic
demands. If givebacks are necessary to help balance the state
budget in a time of crisis, the employees say they’re
willing to do their part.

However, Gov. Scott Walker has refused to accept that offer and
also refuses to negotiate with labor or Democrats. He
doesn’t see this merely as a chance to win an important
battle against organized labor; he sees it as an opportunity to
win the entire war, forever, by stripping state unions of most of
their power and influence. And if he succeeds, the implications
for the labor movement nationwide would be profound.

At the moment, only five states prohibit collective bargaining by
teachers and other public employees, as the map below
demonstrates. Georgia is one of the five. (Note: The right to
bargain collectively does not imply the legal right to strike in many states.)

As I've written in my last blog, What we are seeing here today is WAR. Not the blood and guts war that the Republicans would prefer but a war never-the-less on Democracy. And if We-The-People lose this war our America will never be the same.

Since SCOTUS (5/4) ruled blatantly in favor of Corporations (in the
Citizen United ruling on corporate campaign spending), by 5
conservative judges who followed their Republican political
ideologies in lockstep, against the people and for the
corporations, a plutocracy has taken shape. This ruling has
emboldened the GOP to openly oppose any democratic rules in which
we live under. If they succeed in destroying our Democracy
altogether we will find that life ruled by the wealthiest amongst
us to be much oppressed and not worth living. Think Slavery,
it’s not farfetched it’s REAL!

This is real (although it seems like it should be just a bad dream)
We-The-People are about to lose that status and become
We-The-Slaves to Corporate/Wealthy Interests. It is so obvious
but so many will deliberately refuse to see it just to prove a
point. It won't be the rich and powerful that takes us down it
will be the foolish. tb

"A fool contributes nothing worth hearing and takes offense at everything." Aristotle

On Facebook this comment:

What do people do when they know they are wrong? Run and Hide.....

thinkingblue comment back" The Wisconsin 14 DEMS are not running, they
are not hiding (not in the sense that the conservatives would
like to believe). They are doing what anyone who fights for
freedom will do when they are outnumbered ... They went
underground and are working even harder for the rights of the
people! I am so proud to see democrats act like Democrats...
right now they are all We-The-People have to fight for us.

A bit of history about fighting for the rights of others:

The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes
and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United
States to escape to Free States and Canada with the aid of
abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. The
term is also applied to the abolitionists, black and white, free
and enslaved, who aided the slaves that sought freedom...

ABOLITIONIST: a person who favors the abolition of any law or
practice deemed harmful to society:

Thank Wisconsin's courageous state senators who have joined with
protesters to block the Republican attack on public employees.

Subject: Wisconsin's courageous state senators deserve our thanks.

Dear Friend, Democratic state senators in Wisconsin have been forced to flee
the state in order to stop Governor Walker's radical attack on
worker's rights.

Now, Gov. Walker has ordered state police to hunt them down, and
force their return to Madison for a vote on his bill.

The fight in Wisconsin affects all of us. And this is a crucial
moment to show solidarity with the state senators as they
continue their courageous stand to protect workers.

I just signed a petition telling Wisconsin's Democratic state
senators they have my support. You should sign it to. Click below
to say thanks.

Please sign the petition, CREDO action, has reached 61% of our NEW goal of 50,000 signers! (30,726)

PS: I just came across a video that SAYS IT ALL! (humor but also very real,
too real!)


If the Democrats Don't Start Being Democrats America Will Become A Plutocracy!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

If the Democrats Don't Start Being Democrats

If the Democrats Don't Start Being Democrats We Will Become A

What we are seeing here today is WAR. Not the blood and guts war that
the Republicans would prefer but a war never-the-less on
Democracy. And if We-The-People lose this war our America will
never be the same.

What is it like to live under a Plutocracy?

Paul Kurtz wrote in the Fall 2000 issue of Free Inquiry:

A plutocracy is defined as
“government by the wealthy.” The critical question
that should concern us is whether the United States is
already a plutocracy, and what can be done to limit its
power. This question, unfortunately, will not be taken
seriously by most voters — but it damned well ought to be.

Ancient Greek democracy lasted only a century; the Roman republic survived for four, though it was increasingly weakened as time went on. As America
enters its third century we may well ask whether our
democratic institutions will survive and if so in what form.

If America is a plutocracy, it isn’t overtly one — no one has declared an end to the democratic process in favor of rule by the wealthy. (This has changed since the Republicans have held office for too many years, today the GOP is overtly telling us that the wealthy will be in charge -- i.e. Scott Walker, Wisconsin-- whether we like it or not.)

I don’t think that this is necessary, however, to have a plutocracy. It’s arguable that a more effective plutocracy is one where the people continue to imagine that they are sovereign without having a significant impact on the governing process — or at least not a very significant one in comparison to the impact which the wealthy have.

The mere fact that the wealthy have more
influence, though, shouldn’t make a society a
plutocracy. Wealth is a form of power and this means that the
wealthy will always have a disproportionate amount of power,
no matter how perfectly democratic a society may otherwise
be. Perhaps the real test how easy it is for “the
people” to enact legislation over the objections of
“the wealthy” and various powerful corporate

If nothing can happen without the
support and assistance of powerful corporations and wealthy
individuals, then society is arguably a plutocracy — or
at least one where wealthy corporations are in control. If
the support and assistance of powerful corporate interests is
helpful, but not necessary, for the passage of new laws, then
it’s arguable that society remains reasonably
democratic. MORE HERE

Since SCOTUS (5/4) ruled blatantly in favor of Corporations (in the
Citizen United ruling on corporate campaign spending), by 5
conservative judges who followed their Republican political
ideologies in lockstep, against the people and for the
corporations, a plutocracy has taken shape. This ruling has
emboldened the GOP to openly oppose any democratic rules in which
we live under. If they succeed in destroying our Democracy
altogether we will find that life ruled by the wealthiest amongst
us to be much oppressed and not worth living. Think Slavery,
it’s not farfetched it’s REAL! thinkingblue

What Conservatives Really Want

George Lakoff | Saturday 19 February 2011

Dedicated to the peaceful protestors in Wisconsin, February 19, 2011.

The central issue in our political life is not being
discussed. At stake is the moral basis of American democracy.

The individual issues are all too real: assaults on unions,
public employees, women's rights, immigrants, the
environment, health care, voting rights, food safety,
pensions, prenatal care, science, public broadcasting and on
and on.

Budget deficits are a ruse, as we've seen in Wisconsin, where
the Governor turned a surplus into a deficit by providing
corporate tax breaks, and then used the deficit as a ploy to
break the unions, not just in Wisconsin, but seeking to be
the first domino in a nationwide conservative movement.

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Deficits can be addressed by raising revenue, plugging tax
loopholes, putting people to work and developing the economy
long-term in all the ways the president has discussed. But
deficits are not what really matter to conservatives.

Conservatives really want to change the basis of American
life, to make America run according to the conservative moral
worldview in all areas of life.

In the 2008 campaign, candidate Obama accurately described
the basis of American democracy: empathy — citizens
caring for each other, both social and personal
responsibility — acting on that care, and an ethic of
excellence. From these, our freedoms and our way of life
follow, as does the role of government: to protect and
empower everyone equally. Protection includes safety, health,
the environment, pensions. Empowerment starts with education
and infrastructure. No one can be free without these, and
without a commitment to care and act on that care by one's
fellow citizens.

The conservative worldview rejects all of that.

Conservatives believe in individual responsibility alone, not
social responsibility. They don't think government should
help its citizens. That is, they don't think citizens should
help each other. The part of government they want to cut is
not the military (we have 174 bases around the world), not
government subsidies to corporations, not the aspect of
government that fits their worldview. They want to cut the
part that helps people. Why? Because that violates individual

But where does that view of individual responsibility alone
come from?

The way to understand the conservative moral system is to
consider a strict father family. The father is The Decider,
the ultimate moral authority in the family. His authority
must not be challenged. His job is to protect the family, to
support the family (by winning competitions in the
marketplace), and to teach his kids right from wrong by
disciplining them physically when they do wrong. The use of
force is necessary and required. Only then will children
develop the internal discipline to become moral beings. And
only with such discipline will they be able to prosper. And
what of people who are not prosperous? They don't have
discipline, and without discipline they cannot be moral, so
they deserve their poverty. The good people are hence the
prosperous people. Helping others takes away their
discipline, and hence makes them both unable to prosper on
their own and function morally.

The market itself is seen in this way. The slogan, "Let
the market decide" assumes the market itself is The
Decider. The market is seen as both natural (since it is
assumed that people naturally seek their self-interest) and
moral (if everyone seeks their own profit, the profit of all
will be maximized by the invisible hand). As the ultimate
moral authority, there should be no power higher than the
market that might go against market values. Thus the
government can spend money to protect the market and promote
market values, but should not rule over it either through (1)
regulation, (2) taxation, (3) unions and worker rights, (4)
environmental protection or food safety laws, and (5) tort
cases. Moreover, government should not do public service. The
market has service industries for that.

Thus, it would be wrong for the government to provide health
care, education, public broadcasting, public parks and so on.
The very idea of these things is at odds with the
conservative moral system. No one should be paying for anyone
else. It is individual responsibility in all arenas. Taxation
is thus seen as taking money away from those who have earned
it and giving it to people who don't deserve it. Taxation
cannot be seen as providing the necessities of life for a
civilized society, and, as necessary, for business to

In conservative family life, the strict father rules. Fathers
and husbands should have control over reproduction; hence,
parental and spousal notification laws and opposition to
abortion. In conservative religion, God is seen as the strict
father, the Lord, who rewards and punishes according to
individual responsibility in following his Biblical word.

Above all, the authority of conservatism itself must be
maintained. The country should be ruled by conservative
values, and progressive values are seen as evil. Science
should have authority over the market, and so the science of
global warming and evolution must be denied. Facts that are
inconsistent with the authority of conservatism must be
ignored or denied or explained away. To protect and extend
conservative values themselves, the devil's own means can be
used against conservatism's immoral enemies, whether lies,
intimidation, torture or even death, say, for women's

Freedom is defined as being your own strict father - with
individual, not social, responsibility, and without any
government authority telling you what you can and cannot do.
To defend that freedom as an individual, you will, of course,
need a gun.

This is the America that conservatives really want. Budget
deficits are convenient ruses for destroying American
democracy and replacing it with conservative rule in all
areas of life.

What is saddest of all is to see Democrats helping them.

Democrats help radical conservatives by accepting the deficit
frame and arguing about what to cut. Even arguing against
specific "cuts" is working within the conservative
frame. What is the alternative? Pointing out what
conservatives really want. Point out that there is plenty of
money in America, and in Wisconsin. It is at the top. The
disparity in financial assets is un-American - the top one
percent has more financial assets than the bottom 95 percent.
Middle-class wages have been flat for 30 years, while the
wealth has floated to the top. This fits the conservative way
of life, but not the American way of life.

Democrats help conservatives by not shouting out loud, over
and over, that it was conservative values that caused the
global economic collapse: lack of regulation and a
greed-is-good ethic.

Democrats also help conservatives by what a friend has called
"Democratic Communication Disorder." Republican
conservatives have constructed a vast and effective
communication system, with think tanks, framing experts,
training institutes, a system of trained speakers, vast
holdings of media and booking agents. Eighty percent of the
talking heads on TV are conservatives. Talk matters, because
language heard over and over changes brains. Democrats have
not built the communication system they need, and many are
relatively clueless about how to frame their deepest values
and complex truths.

And Democrats help conservatives when they function as policy
wonks — talking policy without communicating the moral
values behind the policies. They help conservatives when they
neglect to remind us that pensions are deferred payments for
work done. "Benefits" are pay for work, not a
handout. Pensions and benefits are arranged by contract. If
there is not enough money for them, it is because the
contracted funds have been taken by conservative officials
and given to wealthy people and corporations instead of to
the people who have earned them.

Democrats help conservatives when they use conservative words
like "entitlements" instead of "earnings"
and speak of government as providing "services"
instead of "necessities."

Is there hope?

I see it in Wisconsin, where tens of thousands citizens see
through the conservative frames and are willing to flood the
streets of their capital to stand up for their rights. They
understand that democracy is about citizens uniting to take
care of each other, about social responsibility as well as
individual responsibility, and about work - not just for your
own profit, but to help create a civilized society. They
appreciate their teachers, nurses, firemen, police and other
public servants. They are flooding the streets to demand real
democracy - the democracy of caring, of social responsibility
and of excellence, where prosperity is to be shared by those
who work and those who serve.

Source URL:


"During the past twenty-five years the
corporate-conservative coalition has formed an uneasy
alliance within the Republican Party with what is sometimes
called the 'New Right' or 'New Christian Right,' which
consists for the most part of middle-level religious groups
concerned with a wide range of 'social issues,' such as
teenage sexual and drinking behavior, abortion, and prayer in
school. I describe the alliance as an 'uneasy' one because
the power elite and the New Right do not have quite the same
priorities, except for a general hostility to government and
liberalism, and because it is not completely certain that the
New Right is helping the corporate-conservative coalition as
much as its publicists and fund-raisers claim. Nevertheless,
ultraconservatives within the power elite help to finance
some of the single-issue organizations and publications of
the New Right . . . .

"Despite their preponderant power within the federal
government and the many useful policies it carries out for
them, members of the power elite are constantly critical of
government as an alleged enemy of freedom and economic
growth. Although their wariness toward governemnt is
expressed in terms of a dislike for taxes and government
regulations, I believe their underlying concern is that
government could change the power relations in the private
sphere by aiding average Americans through a number of
different avenues: (1) creating government jobs for the
unemployed; (2) making health, unemployment, and welfare
benefits more generous; (3) helping employees gain greater
workplace rights and protections; and (4) helping workers
organize unions. All of these initiatives are opposed by
members of the power elite because they would increase wages
and taxes, but the deepest opposition is toward any
government support for unions because unions are a potential
organizational base for advocating the whole range of issues
opposed by the corporate rich."

"Americans have always believed that anyone can rise
from rags to riches if they try hard enough, but in fact a
rise from the bottom to the top is very rare and often a
matter of luck—being at the right place at the right
time. . . . Since 1982 the Horatio Alger story line has been
taken up by Forbes, a business magazine that each year
publishes a list of the allegedly 400 richest Americans.
'Forget old money,' says the article that introduces the 1996
list. 'Forget silver spoons. Great fortunes are being created
almost monthly in the U.S. today by young entrepreneurs who
hadn't a dime when we created this list 14 years ago. . . .'
But the Horatio Alger story is no less rare today than it was
in the 1890s. A study of all those on the Forbes list for
1995 and 1996 showed that at least 56 percent came from
millionaire families and that another 14 percent came from
the top 10 percent of the income ladder. But even these
figures are probably an underestimate because it is so
difficult to obtain accurate information on family origins
from those who want to obscure their pasts. Even those in the
upwardly mobile 30 percent often had excellent educations or
other advantages. . . . .

"Contrary to Forbes . . . most upward social mobility in
the United States involves relatively small changes for those
who are above the lowest 20 percent and below the top 5
percent." MORE HERE

PS: This is real (although it seems like it should be just a bad
dream) We-The-People are about to lose that status and become
We-The-Slaves to Corporate/Wealthy Interests. It is so
obvious but so many will deliberately refuse to see it just
to prove a point. It won't be the rich and powerful that
takes us down it will be the foolish. tb

"A fool contributes nothing worth hearing and takes offense at everything." Aristotle


Friday, February 18, 2011

Wake Up Tea Party, We May Be On the Same Side In Wisconsin.


The Rachel Maddow Show of February 17, 2011, summed up what is really happening in Wisconsin. It's not about BUDGET, it's not about UNIONS, it's not even about Left and Right. It's about SURPRISE, SURPRISE...
plutocracy! Oh, this sounds so REAL, you know Real as in reality.
Thanks Rachel once again you cleared up the confusion we all feel
about things that happen around us THAT MAKE NO SENSE AT ALL.


Wake Up Tea Party, We May Be On the
Same Side In Wisconsin.

Once again Rachel Maddow clears up a mystery
and brings up the magical word called TRUTH. You will not believe
what the Republicans are trying to do to the WE THE PEOPLE. Wake
up Tea Party, we may be on the SAME SIDE!


government or state in which the wealthy class rules.

Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill

By Brady Dennis and Peter Wallsten

MADISON, WIS. - President Obama thrust himself and his political
operation this week into Wisconsin's broiling budget battle,
mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would
curb public-worker benefits while planning similar action in
other state capitals.

Obama accused Scott Walker, the state's new Republican governor,
of unleashing an "assault" on unions in pushing
emergency legislation that would nullify collective-bargaining
agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.

The president's political machine worked in close coordination
Thursday with state and national union officials to mobilize
thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar
demonstrations in other state capitals.

Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters
turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure
from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.

MORE REALITY Thom Hartmann weighs in on this Republican Fiasco

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The C-Pac (Conservative Political Action Conference) Jamboree

The C-Pac (Conservative Political Action Conference) Jamboree

Thank goodness for Chris Matthews of Hardball fame. He with the help of other guests on his Valentine's Day 2011 show brought to light the INSANITY that went on at C-pac this year. It is hard to believe that these people, the C-pac speakers and the applauders do not realize how NUTS they sound. (I secretly think they do but for the speakers anyhow, they do the bidding of their base just to get elected since in America being BANANAS does not exempt you from voting.) A quote from a famous THINKER of our time says it all!

“The insane, on occasion, are not
without their charms”

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. quotes
(American Writer, November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was
one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century.
He wrote such works as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle
(1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blending satire, black
comedy, and science fiction. He was known for his humanist
beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist


"Ridicule is the only weapon
which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must
be distinct before reason can act upon them..."

— Thomas Jefferson

Craziness Matthews perceived at the CPAC convention

Boehlert On Hardball: Glenn Beck "Is Just An Absolute True
Conspiracist" -- "He's Selling Paranoia," "Fear"

February 14, 2011 6:18 pm ET

From the February 14 edition of MSNBC's Hardball
with Chris Matthews

Previous Posts


Watch A Fracking Mess 'GASLAND' here


RNC Document Mocks Donors, Plays on 'Fear'

Thom Hartmann on Freespeech TV

New Robes For SCOTUS

Let's keep our heads, while we continue


Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Republicans Are At It Again!

The Republicans Are At It Again!
This time with a vengeance to take NPR & PBS forever FROM OUR LIVES.

The Republicans are against anything that may have something to do with a social issue. They also can't stand the idea that actual and real facts can expose some of the misinformation they dish out about anything social “Public”. Republicans are so blatant about this they don't even try to conceal their ambition to make everything private and thus out of reach for many lower income people ( a group growing in number so quickly that it’s turning the middle class into an anomaly known anew as the working poor). If we want Democracy to flourish we must first fight against those who wish to dismantle it right here at home. And to achieve this weakening of democracy the Conservatives must first do away with any public broadcasting known for its factual information. In the unprogressive world of the Rightwing, Ignorance Is Bliss. Please sign the petition (below) to stop the Republicans from doing away with NPR and PBS.


The Republicans just released their budget proposal, and it zeroes out funding for both NPR and PBS--the worst proposal in more than a decade. We need to tell Republicans that cutting off funding was unacceptable last time they were in charge, and it's unacceptable now.
I signed a petition to save NPR and PBS. Can you join me at the link below?


Saturday, February 05, 2011

Egypt,Out Of Unthinkable Cruelty, Comes Courage

Egypt,Out Of Unthinkable Cruelty, Comes Courage

The unthinkable tragedy (and courage) that is unfolding in Egypt should not go into the black-hole of history too quickly. There are many websites, videos, web blogs, social networks and news media’s reporting on this unbelievable story of raw, unabashed human resilience to oppression, abject cruelty and despotism but that is not enough. Each and every one of us needs to, in any way possible, cry out our support for the people of Egypt. They represent all of us humans who for too long have been maltreated by the few who hold power over us.

In numbers there’s a power but despots always had the means to reduce that potentially united force to an individual status using fear of reprisal, religious rhetoric, torture and whatever Genghis Kahn/Hitleresque tactics they can conjure up.

Divide and separate is the modus operandi these depots used and it always worked. But now with technology breathing down their necks, there seems to be a new aberration in their cozy paradise of cold-bloodedness. Now ordinary people, the backbone of any nation, can communicate with one another in spite of the Thou Shalt Nots Or Else, rules and laws the power-hungry have shackled them with.

They now possess a means to transport their persecutions to the world exposing the despots’ monstrous inhuman control, bringing out the empathy all humans have for one another. We all want the same thing: PURSUIT OF LIFE, LIBERTY, HAPPINESS AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. (nus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno)"One for all, all for one".

Below is my feeble attempt to keep this movement of monumental human optimism alive, stirring and growing. thinkingblue