Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ben Carson Campaign News


Something had to be done to shake the carrion-eating media birds from their perches over Donald Trump, and there's nothing like in-fighting to get their attention. They thrive on conflict.

It's interesting to see how the various news media frame their stories. Guess which news outlet here qualifies as a giggly pillow fight and which outlet has hurled it's entire hyperbole stockpile.

Using the most visceral rhetoric all the time has a desensitizing effect on the audience, so dish it out intermittently and wisely.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Jeb's Got It Backwards On Productivity.


BBC News
Totally oblivious to the fact that most people are working two jobs and over 50 hours per week.

Free Malaysia Today
The rest of the world is moving in the opposite direction of Jeb.

Independent
Employers across the country including retirement homes, hospitals and car centres, are implementing the change

The Guardian
An experiment was successful in proving increased productivity with shorter work weeks


Economic Policy Institute
Proof Americans are working harder than ever and not getting paid what they are owed.
Surprised?

It's the same old Republican logical failure. They repeat the same reasoning despite being proven wrong over and over again. What really blows my mind is that this kind of ridiculous rhetoric works on the uninformed voters who continue to elect these people.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Protests Are So Yesterday

Protests were once hailed as a part of free speech, identified in the U.S. Constitution as a right to a redress of grievances.

One of the telltale signs that you live in a dictatorship is that peaceful protesters get ignored, pushed back, corralled, beaten and arrested.

The truth is that free speech is merely a lure. A Machiavellian or Orwellian device for the authorities to identify and mark malcontents for surveillance and harrassment.

Now that CISA was passed buried in the Federal Budget Bill, America as we know it is finished.

We were once called citizens. Now as our grievances are met with violence from authorities, we are limited to the titles of subject, dissident, or terrorist.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's Go Time #D19 #BillionPeopleMarch Do it smart.


GovTrack
Follow Mitch McConnell's Senate Voting and Bill Sponsorship record. You will find it interesting that he is not quite as far to the right as you might think.

Open Secrets
Notice the dop donors to Mitch McConnel are the biggest Wall Street firms. He's gotta go!

Vote Smart
This may be somewhaty reduntand, but there is always more to find here.



Crew's Most Corrupt List
#D19 #BillionPeopleMarch This is a list of corrupt politicians from both sides of the aisle. Go Get 'em!
This is horrific! I started out focusing on Senator Mitch McConnel, but then suddenly I find this site called Crews Most Corrupt. Holy Hell! Let's make the best of this.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Prep for #D19 #BillionPeopleMarch

The news media will once again claim that protests and marches will not be organized because there will be so many different issues presented. They think in a frame of mind where you can only deal with one issue at a time, but issues are only symptoms, poison flecks thrown into the media that divide the people. 

Here is a list of issues that may be part of the movement.
 I'm sure there will be others. The solution will be to go after the cause instead of the symptoms.

Watch out for the Gestapo?

Http://billionpeoplemarch.org


Friday, November 20, 2015

The Clinton Dynasty: What You Need To Know




The Clinton Dynasty
The Washington Post
Inside the Clinton Dynasty

BallotPedia
Biographies and Legislative Actions

GovTrack
Bill Sponsorship and Senate Voting Record

Money In State Politics
Money at the state level

Open Secrets
Some search results may be unrelated. Revolving Door usually implies a political-corporate conflict of interest, AKA Cronyism.

Open Secrets
A world of Intrigue

Vote Smart
Hillary Clinton's Biography and More
See also Votes, Positions, Ratings, Speeches, and Funding
The Washington Post article inspired me to re-post some links for your voting information benefit.

In the end you may be impressed or horrified, but at least you will be informed enough to know you made the right decision when you vote for Bernie Sanders. #FeelTheBern

UPDATE: You must see this: Mother Jones: Hillary Clinton's Strange Definition of "Middle Class"

Monday, November 16, 2015

Oblique Political Strategy: Disparage Your Opponent's Staff to the Media



CNN
"A person who was on the call told CNN" Paris is ahead by 7 hours. The attacks occured at 9:20 PM Paris Time which would be 2:20 PM on Friday Afternoon

Yahoo!
"A staffer for one of the other campaigns who was also on the call described the exchange to Yahoo News as “heated” and even “bizarre,” and a second source on the call confirmed the nature of the exchange."

Rolling Stone
"A second source told Yahoo News that both the O'Malley and Clinton campaigns were in favor of CBS's decision,..."

Politico
"But Sanders' team forcefully opposed any changes – and, to the amazement of the network and the other Democrats who decried his tone-deafness, crowed publicly about limiting the foreign policy component..."

The Hill
But Sanders’s aide, the report said, still objected, and “he got very hot and there was like a five- or seven-minute back and forth and he just wouldn’t let it go,” the campaign source told Yahoo News.

Google Search
The search results can tell the rest of the story.
The Paris Attacks started at 9:20 PM Friday according to CNN, which would be 4:20 PM Eastern U.S. time according to CNN. According to Yahoo, the conference call was on Saturday Morning. If the conference call took place in Iowa that would make sense.

I need to get my time zones figured out:


The entire mass media jumped on this bandwagon. What kind of story is this? It seems like a swarm of Piranhas to a single drop of blood that may or may not even exist.

It's obvious how complicit most of the media is against Bernie Sanders, how likely would something like this be a complete fabrication?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

My Bernie Sanders Google News Alert: Interesting?



The Los Angeles Times
The first sentence includes "Sanders has not dominated the polls..."

The Washington Post
Cites a New York Times/CBS News Poll. LOL

The Wall Street Journal
This article hinges on two un-named "people involved in a discussion." There are too many assumptions from ignorance to mention. Bernie is an Independent, not a Democrat you morons.

CNN
Who is Ryan Gosling? I looked him up on IMDB and discovered that because of my circumstances, my eyes never crossed paths with any of his performances. Not even for one second.

Huffington Post
Really? Huffington Post Editors allow a Sarah Palin quote back onto the Internet, because the article was written by the "Deputy Politics Editor." You can't wash out this stain.

Alternet
The news here is that Google allowed Alternet to show up in my Bernie Sanders news alert. Congrats to Alternet for making inroads into Google's corporate media salad.

NBC News
The author was apparently born the day after Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy. Adorable.

CBS News
This must be in response to the pile of letters that CBS regularly receives from its audience. Now do you get the picture of CBS polling data?

The Week
Cites an ABC News/Washington Post poll. Since I'm never polled by anyone, I can safely assume that this data source didn't include any of Bernie's millions of donors.

Truthdig
Congrats to Truthdig for making it into Google News Alerts. Now watch the videos.

The Washington Post
A Campaign advertisement spot for Bernie Sanders, sanwiched between an ad for Chevron and a conservative ad for David Vitter getting Christian redemption. After all, "who hasn't made mistakes?"

The Christian Post
This article seems to suggest that being against racism on campus is being "politically correct," and you'll never guess who is "warning Americans about the dangers of political correctness."
The Main-Stream media continues to insist that Bernie is not the overwhelming favorite among the unwashed masses.

What is interesting about these stories is that both Alternet and Trutdig made it onto the top tier of my Google News alert.

The truly weird article on the list is from the Christian Post, The author not only seems to try and conflate the Million Student March with the University of Missouri anti-racism protests which have nothing to do with each-other, but also injects Ben Carson's warning about political correctness on campus into the article, which seems to suggest that being against racism is being politically correct.

How weird is that?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Global Supremacy

In the larger scheme of things, when we think about what might have happened if Nixon and Khrushchev didn't square off and threaten each other or brag about which ideology would be successful, but instead plotted out zones and allowed each-other's social experiments to carry on without interference from each-other, What might the world be like today?

Cuba of course was the exception. It was ruled by a brutal dictator. Fidel Castro made his case in the U.S. and he was ignored, so what choice did he have?

The world today is made up of a population that has been trained to accept the rules of borders. Somalia relied heavily on its supply of fish for sustenance, but the Chinese with their huge industrial fishing methods nearly completely depleted Somalia's food supply, they had little choice but to turn to piracy for survival. We just went in and blasted them for being pirates. Nice job.

Now the Chinese are building islands in the South China sea in disputed territories. Other nations fear the same fate as Somalia. If China can operate with impunity in the territorial waters of smaller nations with little or no recourse, then there is a problem with the idea of having borders in the first place.

If China some how was given responsibility over the entire South China Sea and its inhabitants, they would need to consider the economic consequences of their actions. Likewise, if Russia really wanted to retake all of the former Soviet territories, maybe they should so they would have some real responsibility.

In reality, resources are grabbed by a few oligarchs for their own enrichment. There are not many of them, so they can be easily found. You must understand that countries, nations, borders, and governments are just distractions from the real problem: A few greedy people.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Ben Carson's Days: Are They Numbered Yet?


News.GroopsSpeak
Ben Carson brings up Barack Obama's "sealed records" and asks the reporters why they are not looking into them.

FactCheck.org
Here is why the reporters are NOT looking into Obama's sealed records.
Well, this pretty much wraps up Ben Carson. He's resorted to repeating old right-wing false rumors from Barack Obama's campaign days.

He was caught being ambiguous but not untruthful on numerous occasions, which the media exploits by making false inferences, then turning the false inferences into false statements.

I call such activity on the part of the news media "Inference Opportunities." It may be an underhanded gimmick, but it does raise questions about Ben Carson's ability to communicate with other world leaders as President.

He must be unequivocal,

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Pot War: How John Morgan saved Florida and possibly Ohio from a Pot Monopoly




Ballotpedia
The voting results and details of the ballot measure.


The Cap times
The source for the corporate take-over of Pot through restrictive legislation may be here.

The Nation
Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.

Think Progress
Meanwhile, ALEC is working to remove Cannabis market inhibiting penalties, some which it helped create.

AmericaBlog
Progressive Activists are working to repeal a lot of ALEC initiatives, but they are not building protective burms behind them.

Time Magazine
Opponents use the same arguments that are the consequences of alcohol abuse.
The slumbering behemoth has awoken in Ohio over the issue of legalizing Cannabis.

In the first link, I found what seems to be a possible saboteur of the effort to legalize Cannabis in Ohio, but as I explored more of the sources I found something that demonstrates clearly just how much control is exerted over the so-called "free market" by the billionaires who, it seems, are now attempting to gain monopolistic control over Cannabis.

The main-stream media wrote off the defeat in Ohio as some sort of moral decision on the part of the public for the same excuses that were used to keep alcohol illegal during Prohibition.

The evidence is clear that Colorado and Washington were expected to fail in their experimental legalization, but the results have garnered the attention of billionaire oligarchs would would like nothing better than to take complete control of the Cannabis industry.

So who are the real enemies of the freedom for anyone to grow Pot? This war has many fronts: The supposed moral front who don't seem to mind alcohol which is worse than Pot but still fear Pot; the drug companies who see it as competition; the Law Enforcement Industrial Complex that sees Pot as an easy way to make money through fines, forfeitures and incarceration; and the Plutocrat billionaires who want complete control over cannabis but also want to freely distribute it without consequences.

You can bet some corporation is right now trying to patent Cannabis.

UPDATE: Bill Search Results at GovTrack.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bernie Under Attack


They tried racism, now they're trying sexism? You can read about all the details in the links.

There comes a point in time where a candidate's message is so simple, so clear and concise, that it becomes the sharpest sword on the field of battle, and can never be dulled by any ambiguity of position,

Bernie Sanders has made up my mind. Unless someone new steps in, or something truly dark from Bernie's past rears its ugly head, there really is no reason for me to follow presidential politics anymore.

The important work lies ahead. As voters we must find a Congress that will work with Bernie.

We must look into our own states and our own congressional districts to find Representatives and Senators who have the courage to endorse Bernie Sanders.

Please use the following resources to find your Legislators:




Monday, October 26, 2015

Presidential Candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich (R)



Ohio Governor John Kasich
Americablog (2/24/2015)
Some of his more volatile political moves.
The Humanist
The program originally started as collaboration between schools and the private sector, but then the Governor changed the rules.
The Humanist
Trans-Abdominal Ultrasounds and support for "Pregnancy Crisis Centers" run by religious organizations.
Alternet
I really have no words for what showed up here.
Ohio Governor John Kasich recently has been missing from my collection of news sources on Facebook, including the comments. Did he drop out of the race? I'm not sure, but the Alternative Media apparently has said all they need to say about the Ohio Governor long ago. This doesn't bode well for keeping voters informed about the candidates, especially those that don't bother to search the Internet.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What It Really Means To Be Conservative



*Keep in mind the historical context of the cultural values and psychology of the period.
Law Library of Congress
The Washington Post
(Book Preview)
Wikipedia
Andrew Napolitano recently sounded an old familiar alarm about voting rights (see the Raw Story Article). It's a familiar complaint that goes all the way back to American Revolution:
"Women were generally excluded from voting (although occasionally propertied females, usually widows, did cast ballots), and many colonies also imposed religious qualifications of one kind or another. The struggle for independence galvanized participation by hundreds of thousands of those outside the political nation. "Every poor man," claimed a Maryland writer, "has a life, a personal liberty, and a right to his earnings." Hence, voting was a universal entitlement, not a privilege: the "inherent right of free suffrage was "the grandest right of a freeman." "The suffrage," declared a 1776 petition of disenfranchised North Carolinians, was "a right essential to and inseparable from freedom."

Conservative patriots struggled valiantly to reassert the rationale for the old restrictions. Property, and property alone, John Adams insisted, meant independence; those without it had no "judgment of their own. They talk and vote as they are directed by some man of property." The removal of property qualifications, Adams feared, would "confound and destroy all distinctions, and prostrate all ranks to one common level" This was precisely the aim, however, of the era's radical democrats." (1)
In the early days around the time of the American Revolution, this was what the founding fathers meant by "men." You had to be a white male property owner, and your property included women, white indentured servants and African slaves.

The gradual expansion of voting rights appears to be in response to social upheaval in 1789 France and 1917 Russia. Keep in mind that news traveled very slowly in those days.

Today the ratio of economic inequality is closely matching the conditions of pre-revolutionary France and Russia, and the Supreme Court's decision to reverse part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, police brutality at peaceful protests and violence toward African Americans with impunity are adding much fuel to the fire.

If you're a working class renter and you vote Republican, whose interests are you really voting for? The economic conditions are degrading rapidly toward chaos. Do you really want to be on the wrong side of history, like say, King Louis XVI or Tsar Nicholas II?

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(1). Foner, Eric; The Story of American Freedom (Ch-1) Norton Publishing

Monday, October 12, 2015

Angus Deaton: Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics



Angus Deaton
2015 Economics Nobel Laureate
Confirms what Bernie Sanders has been saying for years and years!

Princeton.edu
Princeton Professor Angus Deaton won the Nobel Prize in Economics.

A large portion of Bernie Sanders run for the White House in 2015 has been Economic Inequality. Economists Paul Krugman and Robert Reich have been writing about it for years too.

It looks like there is a growing consensus that income inequality is reaching the same ratio that predated the French Revolution that ended the reign of King Louis XVI, and later the Russian Communist Revolution that ended the reign of Tsar Nicholas II.

What's the difference between then and now? The proliferation of firearms among the American people. What's Bernie's position on guns?

So, which way do you want America to go, left or down in flames?

The Freedom Caucus and Congressman Dave Brat (R) Virgina


Suddenly we start hearing about the Freedom Caucus and Congressman Dave Brat in the media. Here's some data sources.

Enough said. I have no words.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Are Trey Gowdy's Chickens Coming Home to Roost?


Trey Gowdy (R) South Carolina
BallotPedia
. These are all basically profile links, but there may be differences between them.
Representative Trey Gowdy, the lead on the Benghazi investigation, is getting a little more attention in the Press, so here's some info.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

American Politics Apocalypse


It's not quite Sunday morning but the Sunday morning news shows should be interesting this weekend. It's becoming trendy to opine the demise of the Republican Party due to certain recent activity.

Friday, October 9, 2015

History Is Catching Up to Bernie Sanders



Senator Bernie Sanders (I) Vermont
Running for President in 2016

It seems history is catching up. People are doing some digging and spreading negative info, so I gathered some fact sources about Bernie Sanders that should put your mind at ease, or fill you with sheer terror depending on your ideology.

Now Darrel Issa is considering Run for Speaker of the House.



Darrell Issa (R) - CA
Wants to run for House Speaker
BallotPedia
Opem Secrets
Yet another contender for House Speaker. Here's some data.

Jason Chaffetz Also Wants to be Speaker of the House!

Yet another contender for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. I'm well into my bottle of Rum right now so I'll just leave this here.

Paul Ryan Next Speaker of the House?


There is a unifying label for the agenda of the GOP, but it's a toss-up between Pure Natural Selection and Passive Eugenics. They both kind of mean the same thing. It could also be called Objectivism, a philosophy touted by Ayn Rand.

I sense that Ayn Rand wasn't really promoting the idea as much as she was really exposing the heart of true human behavior: An unmitigated sense of self preservation, a world without health care, where only the strong survive.

The problem with this idea is that people who are weakest of mind are self-aggrandizing sufferers of the Dunning Kruker Effect, and wouldn't last a day on the African Savannah.

So, Paul Ryan's voting record and social values are not really surprising.