Inhumane Humanity

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Clinton holds court in Obama's White House

Am I the only one who thinks this was just plain ODD?

It felt as though my thoughts of Obama’s ineptness was being manifest right before our eyes.

“I can’t do this, Slick.  Can you come up here and handle it for me? (just leave the damned cigars in your car, my ass has been reamed enough lately).
Dammit, no one said I was going to have to face the music someday for selling out America.  I’ve been tricked! Tricked I say!”

**walks off stage shaking head, mumbling**

“Goddamned politicians, they never tell you the whole story, they’re just lying motherfuckers saying anything to get what they want”

Clinton holds court in Obama's White House - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Senate blocks DADT

Beyond absurd folks, but don't ask about it and don't tell anyone.
I watched the Senate hearing while questioning the top military personnel of the nation.  Everyone of the top brass will support the measure and stated so in the hearing (of course, what choice to they have if it becomes law).  Now our Senate is telling us that they know better than the people they’ve placed in position to run the military. 

Is this a message that they don’t trust the very people they put in charge of our military?  Or is it a a decision made by a bunch of senile homophobes who haven’t a clue what’s going on around them in the world today?

Of course the bill is tied to another bill authorizing a massive pay raise for the young men and women we send to be shot at and to shoot others, a whopping 1.4 % increase.  This will certainly change the balance of wealth in our world.  It’s no wonder the puppet’s strings are being pulled to just say no.
The Senate should be embarrassed, ashamed and should tuck their tails between their legs and whimper like the cowards they are.  1.4% is the lowest pay raise now voted down by Congress since 1962.  1962 folks!  Interestingly enough, that’s the exact inflation rate in 1962, when Mr. McCain was in the military. Some other notes of interest:

The average cost of a new home was $12,500.00
The average annual income was $5,556.00
Average rent was $110.00 per month
Tuition at Harvard University was $1,520.00
A 4WD International Scout was $2,150.00
Eggs were $0.32 per dozen and gas was $0.28 per gallon.

“Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, has been blocking the repeal because of concerns about the impact on military readiness” USA Today

Senator McCain; do you realize that there are many gays serving proudly in our military TODAY?  Does this mean you feel that our military is not ready for the tasks handed them?  Or does it mean that you’re such a homophobe and bigot that you can’t see past your own issues to move into the 21st century?

OH!!  Here’s the reason: “One challenge is that 42 Republicans have signed a letter saying they will not vote on legislation until work is done on tax cuts.” USA Today

Two Republicans in particular, Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, had earlier said they were committed to DADT repeal. But both ended up voting against it, claiming they wanted to see the tax-cut bill resolved firstCitizen Cohn, The New Republic

It seems our very own Senate is going to hold the entire country hostage, including the youth of our nation, our heroic soldiers dying every damned day so they can plant their sorry asses in their easy chairs at night, gloating of their own importance and complaining that people such as Julian Assange can freely write about our corrupt and evil government’s activities and they’re going to hold us hostage like the terrorists they seek to destroy until they get their taxes for the wealthy.

And to think of what we have to look forward to in 2011!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Dual Faces of America

Australia Blames US, Not Assange

Australia's foreign minister has said the US is to blame for the release of thousands of diplomatic cables on Wikileaks, not its Australian founder, Julian Assange.”

Now there’s a novel idea.

Mr Rudd, the former prime minister who was replaced by Julia Gillard in June, added: "I think there are real questions to be asked about the adequacy of [the US] security systems and the level of access that people have had to that material.

"The core responsibility, and therefore legal liability, goes to those individuals responsible for that initial unauthorised release."

Perhaps taking it a step further would be appropriate. This entire fiasco is indeed the fault of the corrupt government officials of the United States and it has nothing whatsoever to do with the poor quality of security in the system.

Yet, we are already traveling down the blame road, the CYA so typical of our government when they’re caught with their pants down and their hands wrapped around their peckers. “It’s not my fault! Someone forgot to zip my pants for me.”

And you know what the sad thing about all this is? So many people are going to, once again, fall in line and organize, promote and cheer a witch hunt for that person who failed to zip the corrupt government official’s pants for him, completely ignoring the clear and obvious truth, the fact that the government officials are the traitors, not a foreign national who, by definition, cannot commit treason. Assange is but one more in a long line of those who failed to zip some government official’s pants and is in line for the fight of his life, maybe even the fight FOR his life.

The dual faces of America

"This disclosure is not just an attack on America's foreign policy interests. It is an attack on the international community," Clinton said, following talks in Washington with Turkey's foreign minister.

We are taking aggressive steps to hold responsible those who stole this information and to prevent future disclosures, she added.”
Barrack Obama should be demanding Hillary Clinton’s resignation, not blaming Assange. Clinton is the moron with the penchant for seeing the rest of the world through hegemonic lenses so thick she can’t walk while wearing them, for looking down her ample nose at the world’s leaders and population as if they are nothing more than Michael Vick’s dogs, pitting them, one against the other. Clinton’s lies, treachery, narcissism and manipulations are what should be in question here, NOT the fact that someone discovered her and NOT attacking the “neutrality of the Net.”

Releasing Clinton upon the world is nothing short of a double case of Porcine Stress Syndrome

Barack Obama should be taking the lead on this and for once, upholding the morality we Americans seem to think we own. But guess what, Obama will do what he does best; compromise. He’ll continue what he always does best; compromise our universal health care in favor of the mega-rich insurance corporations, compromise to allow a two-year tax cut for the wealthy in order to gain a one-year continuation of unemployment benefits, etc….

I’m tired of compromising. America has compromised her own people, the world and her integrity; all this while the elite puppet masters manipulate you and me in the interest of worldwide control.

I’ve grown tired of being manipulated; have you????

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Don't Worry! Be Happy! Stay Ignorant!

Worried About Unemployment Benefits? Concerned About Health Care?

Well don’t be. In being pushed out of your homes with nothing to eat and no health care, you are actually doing your part to preserve democracy, in fact the “only true democracy, the democracy of the U.S.” Now don’t you feel ashamed for having been thinking such selfish thoughts as “what am I going to do now?” “What if I become ill” “How am I going to feed my children?”

C’mon folks! It’s not always about us!!!

Now, we’re all aware of the trillion dollar cost of Iraq and Afghanistan, of the multimillion dollar missiles and drones filling the skies over the two countries, that’s old news, but I thought you might want to know a little bit more about where your unemployment and health care dollars are being spent so you can feel proud to be a Mericun.

Billions (yes, that’s a “B”), have been given to the Pakistan government for some very important tasks. Just to name a few small ones:

Raising a twenty-six million dollar barbed wire fence along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent terrorists from crossing the border.

Apparently, our multi-million dollar missiles, aircraft and smart bombs are failing, so we’re finally resorting to barbed wire tactics. I feel certain that this will work too, given the fact that terrorists are typically unable to find their way around such a barrier, especially when they find themselves in vast expanses of desolate Afghanistan where no one can see them operate.

The combination of desolation and barbed wire somehow has a mind-numbing effect on many animals, including humans it seems. I know this to be a fact, because being an Okie, I’ve never seen cattle escape barbed wire fences and stand in the middle of the road, NEVER; and I’ve never seen hunters go beyond barbed wire fences, especially when there are signs on the fence with the words “KEEP OUT” written on them.

Yes! I’m truly surprised that it has taken our government this long to use such an effective tactic. Now, if we could just use some of the barbed wire to corral the pigs in DC!!

Seventy million dollars sent to Pakistan to aid in their battle against “Taliban Warplanes.” It’s common knowledge that the Taliban use extremely sophisticated RC aircraft to attack Pakistan’s military bases and infrastructure and have become quiet adept at even using them to attack U.S. supersonic aircraft during bombing runs over Tora Bora.

The little “buzzers” are every F-16 pilot’s nightmare. I’ve heard reports of pilots actually suffering from extreme PTSD after hearing that buzz chasing them through the skies over Afghanistan. It’s about time we do something about those dreaded air aces. Apparently, the radar-deflecting capabilities of long beards dyed bright red with cheep dye exceed even the latest in U.S. stealth aircraft.

Fifty-five million to Pakistan’s Cobra helicopter maintenance. Money very well spent as they now have TWO flyable Cobras. Two Cobras with plush leather seats and teak wood trim, gold-rimmed gauges and the best air-to-air missiles for those Taliban aircraft isn’t too much to expect for President Zardari; is it?

Of course, these are just beans compared to the total that those of us unemployed, homeless and free of the scourge and useless weight of health care have committed to Pakistan alone. Oh. Speaking of health care; we can all rest peacefully in our disease-ridden gutters and alleys knowing that our health care dollars, 335 million of them, have gone to Pakistan for health care.

In total, more than 7.5 BILLION dollars has been given to Pakistan since 2002. It would be such a shame to spend that kind of money on the people of the U.S. when we could use it all to bribe Pakistan, convincing them to aid us fight the Taliban with their RC airplanes and keeping terrorists in their own pastures; don’t you think???

I feel so free and secure. Especially now that WikiLeaks is no longer a threat to our freedom and access to the secret shenanigans of government activities will no longer cause us such useless grief.

We can now enjoy our benefit-free unemployment in our health care-free nation of crystal clear democracy in utter ignorance.



Let me guess! They're divulging this due to their integrity rather than wait for WikiLeaks to do it for them.

The Christian Science Monitor:

"The numbers are staggering, encompassing more than a dozen emergency programs set up starting in 2007 or 2008. In one program alone the Fed doled out nearly $9 trillion in funds to borrowers such as Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, largely at interest rates below 1 percent. (This program involved overnight loans, so the amount of Fed credit outstanding at any single point in time was much smaller.)

Other programs, with longer-term loans also measured in the trillions of dollars.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who led the charge for Fed transparency, characterized the new details as "astounding" and called for an investigation to determine whether banks borrowed at near-zero interest and then loaned money back to the government at higher rates.

He said the bailouts may have helped to line the pockets not only of banks in general, but also of their top executives.

'How many big banks [that] repaid Treasury Department bailouts in order to avoid limits on executive compensation received no-strings attached loans from the Federal Reserve?" Mr. Sanders asked in a statement released Wednesday'"