Working in Bare Feet
If I could live again - I will travel light, If I could live again - I'll try to work bare feet at the beginning of spring till the end of autumn. Jorge Luis Borges, Instants
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Supreme Court Enables Terrorism
While maintaining the no protest zone around their workplace, the Supremes have struck down the no protest zone protecting women's health clinics from the violence perpetrated by the right-to-life terrorists.
In the name of free speech, these violent pro-life terrorists demand the right to impede, threaten, and harass innocent women seeking constitutionally protected access to health care, family planning and, yes, even abortion. They kill to protect life - what irony! We had a saying in the military that fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity. America slides a little bit further into kleptocracy with each citizen that refuses to get off their fat ass and participate in the political process. We get the government we deserve.
Friday, June 13, 2014
John McCain: The Eternal Warrior
"The mistake has been not so much to think that the power of the United States is greater than it is as to fail to realize that power itself, whether wielded by the United States or anyone else -- if conceived in terms of military force -- has been in decline. By imagining otherwise, the United States has become the fool of force -- and the fool of history." Jonathan Schell, Too Late for Empire
"[T]he central question dividing liberals today is whether they believe liberal values are as imperiled by the new totalitarianism rising from the Islamic world as they are by the American right?" Peter Beinart, Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Open Carry: White Conservatives Nightmare
The predominantly white male open carry proponents are too stupid to understand how unsettling their desire to carry firearms into public places is to the average citizen.
The only thing that troubles open carry white men with guns is the image of black men with guns ... or a black man in the White House.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
We Are All Very Anxious
Six Theses on Anxiety and Why It is Effectively Preventing Militancy, and One Possible Strategy for Overcoming It.
Institute for Precarious Consciousness
Veterans Deserve Better
U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation on Thursday that would have expanded federal healthcare and education programs for veterans, saying the $24 billion bill would bust the budget.Even though the legislation cleared a procedural vote on Tuesday by a 99-0 vote, the measure quickly got bogged down in partisan fighting. [...] Daily Kos
The Longest Wars in American History
The conflict in Afghanistan has been running for more than 12 years, since American troops entered the country in 2001. The U.S. began its anti-terror military operations Oct. 7, 2001, about one month after the Sept. 11 attacks. Obama had planned for all troops to be out of Afghanistan by Dec. 31, 2014 -- marking more than 13 years of military there -- though a draft accord leaves as many as 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan indefinitely. Tampa Bay Times
Iraq Wars I & II
also called , (2003–11), conflict in that consisted of two phases. The first of these was a brief, conventionally fought in March–April 2003, in which a combined force of troops from the and (with smaller contingents from several other countries) invaded and rapidly defeated Iraqi military and paramilitary forces. It was followed by a longer second phase in which a U.S.-led occupation of Iraq was opposed by an insurgency. After violence began to decline in 2007, the United States gradually reduced its military presence in Iraq, formally completing its withdrawal in December 2011. Encyclopedia Britannica,
According to Info Please, there were about 21.5 million US military veterans in 2012, of that number about 1.6 million are women. 3.6 million of our veterans have a service connected disability. We owe it to them to provide the promised benefits for their military service. Our politicians in Washington need to stop the political gamesmanship and do the right thing.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Welfare Cowboy and the Fascist Right
"Forerunners of fascism ...in their efforts to gain political power played on people’s fears of revolution with its subsequent chaos, anarchy, and general insecurity. They appealed to nationalist sentiments and prejudices, exploited anti-Semitism, and portrayed themselves as champions of law, order, Christian morality, and the sanctity of private property."
Columbia University on Fascism in Answers-dot.com
Columbia University on Fascism in Answers-dot.com
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rev. John Hagee Predicts World To End (Again)
Pastor John Hagee is warning members of his megachurch to prepare for the end of the world because a “blood moon” eclipse on Tuesday is signaling that the End Times could be beginning. “I believe that the heavens are God’s billboard, that he has been sending signals to planet Earth,” he explained. “God is literally screaming at the world, ‘I’m coming soon.’” (David Edwards, The Raw Story).
Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Louie Gohmert suggest that President Obama is staging blood moon event as way to divert attention from Obamacare. A full moon really does bring out the far-right crazies.
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes." Thomas Jefferson