Unpleasant Realities

•March 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment

 

Athan Gibbs: 30 yr accountant & inventor of the TruVote system – Killed March 12, 2004

I remember when this tragedy happened in 2004 and knowing, without a doubt, why this courageous man’s life had been cut short.

A recap of the politics at that time: an overly enthusiastic Howard Dean kills his otherwise good chances as the Democratic Presidential nominee with a single scream. John Kerry runs away with the prize, beating out yet-to-be-outed, John Edwards, General Wesley Clarke, Al Sharpton, and Senator Carol Moseley Braun.

But the senator from Massachusetts couldn’t overcome unflattering  images spread by the right, of him windsailing in speedos. No matter how many years  he served in Vietnam. George W. Bush took the presidency for a second time. Ralph Nader is blamed once again, for splitting the democratic vote.

While there were fewer questions, publically, about W’s win than in 2000, there were private concerns about voter fraud with the new electronic machines that left no paper trail. Found to be easily manipulated, these machines brought all democracy stood for, into question. Republicans had shown a propensity for unscrupulous behavior and the convenient, untimely death of Athan Gibbs might have brought this under scrutiny. If it had been given any real exposure.

But, instead, his tragic death went under the rug along with other Bush administration mishaps like bin laden and WOMD.

Since 2004, nothing has changed concerning voting machines. Questions grow with every election but reporting in the media is nil.

With Donald Trump in the lead for the republican nomination, it’s vital that conscious citizens not drop the ball. The masses have been placated once again with iPhones and reality tv, easily herded towards the anger-driven platform of Trump, and someone has to grab the reigns of sanity. Not likely the MSM will pick up the slack by the looks of things. So, as always, it is up to We, the People.

Don’t despair. Be aware ⚡️

#vote

Death of a Patriot

Over The Cliff

•March 13, 2016 • 14 Comments
 And now for a creative interlude!
Thanks Sunday Photo Fiction, for the inspiration!
Hope you like. I enjoyed writing it, which is always a plus!

 Over the Cliff

 147 03 March 13th 2016

Keisha gazed up at the cliffs, heart pounding and her mind reeling from the scope of it all.
The guide held out his hand but she had to take another minute for it all to soak in. She was really here. “Somebody pinch me.”
The tall, rather lovely looking man who had brought her thru terrain she could never in her wildest dreams imagined crossing, smiled patiently and turned to tend to the horses.
Danny, one of three others on the trip, disrupted the mood, yelling “we don’t got all day”. Tying his Arabian to the stand, he headed towards the cliffs, mumbling. That guy was such a mixed bag. An emotional rollercoaster that Keisha steered clear of.
The guide, Mar an was his name, looked concerned but said nothing.
Keisha sighed and started towards the base when a roar in the distance stopped her in her tracks. Dark clouds crept over the sea behind and came upon them so suddenly she couldn’t make sense of what was happening.
Then Danny screamed.
Didn’t he? Or was that the deafening crack of the lightening striking the mountains on the horizon? Keisha couldn’t tell but something … something in that moment, deep in her heart, in a flash, was changed forever

Unnatural Laws

•March 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Unnatural Laws

A top-heavy construct is bound to fall. “Winner takes all” is unsustainable in a connected universe. What did 85 people do to have more than 3.5 billion? –

The Government We Deserve

•March 13, 2016 • 4 Comments

By KT

Had enough yet?

This post is, unfortunately, and maddeningly still true. More true than reality could ever seem to stretch when it was originally posted after the midterms in 2014.

And yet, here we are.

There’s much more to say, but for now, I’ll just leave this here.

 

For evil to flourish
it only requires good men
to do nothing. Simon Wiesenthal

 

 

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Thank  God Bless the President of the United States on fb for the graphic
**Warning**rant ahead**

It’s taken a few days to  pull my thoughts together around what happened in last week’s election. When I saw this graphic on fb, I was inspired to just sit down and write it out.

The quote in the graphic, “bordering on sabotage” doesn’t really cut it for me. There’s no question that Republicans have overwhelmingly conspired to bring this presidency down, whatever the cost to the nation. No matter how many policy arguments or pundit perspectives to the contrary, the single goal of conservatives since the election of President Barack Hussein Obama has been to make sure his legacy would be one of ruin.

But excellence is the Obama legacy, the President’s true nature, and no matter the amount of slime heaped upon him by conservatives, this fact will stand the test of time. A slice of reality  that just pisses the right off even more.

The truth is we can whine all day, blaming corporate greed and the ignorance of podunk yahoos who vote against their own interests for the results of last week’s midterms. However, an equal, if not bigger problem are the self-righteous liberal pussies who stayed at home on election day, “boycotting” the only real weapon they have against the corporations they actually empower by sitting on their hands. The greedy bastards could give a damn about your rage. In fact, they count on it keeping you from the polls. I guess some folks won’t be happy until they do decide to vote only to find that their rights have been stripped by those they let glide into office with their silent protest.

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Message to Women: Republicans in Congress Do Not Like You

•October 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment

#truth #rockthevote

Message to Women: Republicans in Congress Do Not Like You

Thanks to DW on fb
women vote

Democrats Need to Call Republicans Out

•September 29, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Yet, they don’t.

Democrats may have the best vision for the nation but Republicans have the “united front” down pat. The cat-herd Dems have way more ammunition to work with but seem to have trouble with target messaging. The smart thing for us to do is to get on board with a common cause. The vision of a much brighter future than Republicans have planned for us.

It is no exaggeration to say that corporations threaten the sanctity of democracy with their oligarchical aims. And they own the Republicans, which explains much of the gibberish that has become Republican talking points. How they form their lips to even say the word “patriot”, is beyond me. But in spite of all the talk about “makers” and “takers”, “the real Americans” and “job creators”, the truth of the matter is the greedy bastards won’t stop until they have everything. It will never be enough.

That’s their game plan.

Voting is our best defense against the gluttonous, chronically insecure frat boys threatening drill, frack, “develop, and consume earth’s resources until there’s nothing left. That’s including every hour of underpaid work they can squeeze out of you.

36 days before election day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vote!


Daily Kos – Sept 28, 2014 – Ian Reifowitz

As usual, Republicans are in corporations’ pockets. Dem Senate candidates should hammer them for it.

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Last week, the Obama administration issued new regulations to limit corporate tax inversions. This maneuver, as our own Joan McCarter explained, is “the practice of corporations buying subsidiaries in foreign countries, then renouncing U.S. citizenship to get out of paying U.S. taxes.” In other words, another scam by big money to stick the rest of us with the tax bill they should be paying. When Burger King announced plans for such a move last month, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said they’d “abandoned their country” and called for a boycott. Damn straight.

On the one hand, we should applaud the White House for taking action, but the problem is that regulatory changes alone aren’t enough to do the job. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) noted: “The administration wanted to go as far as they legally could, but they’re very careful.” He referred to the changes as “a good effort,” but added “the only real way to stop inversions is legislative.” Schumer urged Congress to craft a stricter definition of inversion and enact a ban on “earnings stripping.”

Earnings stripping? You’ll love this. Earnings stripping refers to a practice by which a foreign-based parent corporation loans large sums to—wait for it—itself. How? By loaning, on paper, the money to one of its own U.S. subsidiaries. Then the corporation gets to deduct the interest it is paying—again, to itself—and cancel out, dollar for dollar, taxes on profits it owes our government.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) called for legislation that would solve the problem for good “before this growing wave of inversions erodes our nation’s tax base.” And why hasn’t Congress passed such legislation? You guessed it, congressional Republicans have blocked it over and over again, saying they are waiting for “comprehensive tax reform.”

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The Real Abusers

•September 21, 2014 • 8 Comments

Thanks to Jonathan Stewart on fb

realabusers

 
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