Monday, October 27, 2008

The new clarion cry is "Obama is a socialist", oh my.

The new clarion cry is, "Obama is a socialist". Of course there is no socialism in America or is there? So if Obama is a Socialist McCain is a Capitalist by definition. McCain as a Capitalist should get rid of all remnants of socialism in the country, right! He should start with social security, to hell with the Americans over 62 they will have to get along with out it. And while were at it lets get rid of medicare, medicaid and aid to dependent children. I'm beginning to warm to this topic. Let us not forget the City University of New York and the State University of New York and every other state and city subsidized university in the country. Tuition may jump by 25,000 to 35,000 a semester but hell if they can't pay screw em, they are too poor to be educated anyway. Let's eliminate the public school system, that certainly is socialistic, let them pay if they want to go to school. They are mostly immigrants and low lives who don't know any better. Lets also eliminate all city, state and federal health and pension plans that are subsidized. Lets not forget VA benefits. The former service men and women were paid while they were in the military so there is no reason to do anything else for them. If they got wounded that is the risk they take, they should just shut up and not be winy babies.
By what right do majority of citizens of the United States deserve to have any type of benefit from the government that they don't deserve. If tens of millions of grubby, undeserving Americans, such as senior citizens, dependent children, the poor, blacks, Hispanics, and any other undeserving minority starve to death, die from no health care, so what, that's all they deserve. Who will be left, those who deserve to be left. The top five percent. Now some might say oil subsidies for the rich and getting richer oil companies is socialism, not true, this is business, as is farm subsidies that go to the million dollars plus farm conglomerates and not to the small family farmer, that's business too. Lets get rid of socialism, and lets not vote for that socialist Obama. By what right does the majority have the right to dictate to the riches 5% of Americans about how America should be run. Lets vote for McCain, and eliminate socialism in America.


Fox Idiot News
Fox News is opposed to Obama the socialist, that paragon of virtue and news, who would never twist the truth or even just strangle it just a little. Intellectual lightweight Hannity and Boob O'Reilly said Obama voted against funding the troops, what a bastard, how dare he betray Americans fighting to defend freedom. Oops, it seems that the bill that they were screaming about Obama voting against was also voted against by McCain. I guess Fox News missed that little point. Sean were did you get your information? The truth is Sean Hannity is an anti intellectual lightweight who poses as a news broadcaster, he is a joke. His buddy Bill O'Reilly is a clown. They couch their racism and bigotry in a hateful diatribe of lies, falsehoods, and miss information. They are the masters of simplification, keep the message simple and keep pounding it. Like Hitler's Third Reich, the bigger the lie and the louder you say it the better and the more it will be believed. They are "the great simplifier". Hannity, O'Reilly and Fox News betray everything journalism is about, integrity and honesty.

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More Fox Lies, mis-truths and distortion (Mediamatters.org)
Fox News' Carlson falsely asserted "roughly 40 percent" of Obama's tax plan "is a handout to people who do not pay taxes"
Summary: Fox News' Gretchen Carlson falsely claimed that "roughly 40 percent" of Sen. Barack Obama's plan to cut taxes "is a handout to people who do not pay taxes." In fact, all American workers are required to pay taxes on their wages for Social Security and Medicare, and according to an Obama economic adviser, "every person that receives a tax cut under Barack Obama's plan is working."
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McCain
Is McCain a bad guy? No he is not he is a decent man, but I question his judgment and deplore the advice he has received because it is simply bad. To get the evangelical religious rights support he accepted Palin who I believe was forced on him by evangelical neocons and is a disaster. I could vote for McCain if he had a realistic policy on Iraq and wasn't in bed with the Bush administration on their economic policy and his choice of running mate was someone who had a brain. I think his $5,000 tax credit for health care is terrible. It will ruin anyone with a major illness. If you think foreclosures are up, this health plan would be a catastrophe for Americans.


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"Sometimes, when a political campaign has run out of ideas and senses that the prize is slipping through its fingers, it rolls up a sleeve and plunges an arm, shoulder deep, right down to the bottom of the barrel. The problem for John McCain, Sarah Palin, and the Republican Party is that the bottom was scraped clean long before it dropped out. Back when the polls were nip and tuck and the leaves had not yet begun to turn, Barack Obama had already been accused of betraying the troops, wanting to teach kindergartners all about sex, favoring infanticide, and being a friend of terrorists and terrorism. What was left? The anticlimactic answer came as the long Presidential march of 2008 staggered toward its final week: Senator Obama is a socialist.

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Character matters, McCain candidacy and double speak, if Bill Ayers and the Rev. Wright amount to anything what about the associations of McCain and Palin.

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Alaska Republican Senator Stevens, guilty on seven counts on curruption.

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Does Palin have a f---ing clue?
"It's hard to know where to begin deconstructing this statement. This was a speech on autism, and Palin's critics have pounced on the fact that a recent study of Drosophila fruit flies showed that a protein called neurexin is essential for proper neurological function -- a discovery with clear implications for autism research.
Awkward! But this critique merely scrapes icing off the cake.
Fruit flies are more than just the occasional vehicles for research relevant to human disabilities. They are literally the foundation of modern genetics, the original model organism that has enabled us to discover so much of what we know about heredity, genome structure, congenital disorders, and (yes) evolution. So for Palin to state that "fruit fly research" has "little or nothing to do with the public good" is not just wrong -- it's mind-boggling."

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Christopher Hitchins on Sara Palin, Slate.com
"...deceiving and unscrupulous woman utterly unversed in any of the needful political discourses but easily trained to utter preposterous lies and to appeal to the basest element of her audience. McCain occasionally remembers to stress matters like honor and to disown innuendoes and slanders, but this only makes him look both more senile and more cynical, since it cannot (can it?) be other than his wish and design that he has engaged a deputy who does the innuendoes and slanders for him.
The most insulting thing that a politician can do is to compel you to ask yourself: "What does he take me for?" Precisely this question is provoked by the selection of Gov. Sarah Palin. I wrote not long ago that it was not right to condescend to her just because of her provincial roots or her piety, let alone her slight flirtatiousness, but really her conduct since then has been a national disgrace. It turns out that none of her early claims to political courage was founded in fact, and it further turns out that some of the untested rumors about her—her vindictiveness in local quarrels, her bizarre religious and political affiliations—were very well-founded, indeed. Moreover, given the nasty and lowly task of stirring up the whack-job fringe of the party's right wing and of recycling patent falsehoods about Obama's position on Afghanistan, she has drawn upon the only talent that she apparently possesses.
It therefore seems to me that the Republican Party has invited not just defeat but discredit this year, and that both its nominees for the highest offices in the land should be decisively repudiated, along with any senators, congressmen, and governors who endorse them. "

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Moslem Country that likes America
In a recent meeting with a representative of Kosovo; it seems the support of America to get their country recognized by 50 countries, over the objection of Serbia, has endeared America to that little country. It is nice to know that there is one Muslim country that likes us. I look forward to my visit to Kosovo and meeting some Muslims that actually see us as the good guys.


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Mayor Michael Bloomberg NYC has defied the will of the people by twisting arms and maybe a little political bribery of the city council to approve the overturning of term limits. Term limits that the electorate had voted for twice.
A little girl said it all. Fourteen year old, Rachel Trachtenberg, “I hope you will choose honesty over bribery and keep term limits as they are.” From the lips of a child, the emperor has no clothes.

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Movie "W" and the poison of the Neocons


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Recommended Book:
"The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
This latest offering from best-selling author Wolf, The Beauty Myth, is a harbinger of an age that may finally see the patriarchal realm of political discourse usurped. Here is Wolf’s compellingly and cogently argued political argument for civil rights, not women’s rights. She contributes this call to action to a canon that from Plato and Aristotle to Hobbes and Locke and forward, with a few exceptions (e.g., Hannah Arendt), has been largely populated by men. Wolf’s work is actually closer to the agitated, passionate polemics of Emma Goldman than the ponderous, philosophical musings of Arendt. Readers will appreciate her energy and urgency as she warns we are living through a dangerous "fascist shift” brought about by the Bush administration. Her chapters outline the “Ten Steps to Fascism” citing historical corollaries (as well as the pigs in Orwell’s Animal Farm), with headings like “Invoke an External and Internal Threat,” “Establish Secret Prisons,” and “Target Key Individuals.” In other words, fascism can exist without dictatorship. Her book’s publication through a small press in Vermont that is committed to “the politics and practice of sustainable living” rather than through a large trade house is itself a political act. Highly recommended for all collections."

—Theresa Kintz, Wilkes Univ., Wilkes-Barre, PA

SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Bananas, Bats and Bees are they telling us something about extinction
"The bananas and bats are not alone in dying out; bees are in trouble too. Scientists are unsure as to what is killing them. All that is known is that North American bee populations are in massive decline due to "Colony Collapse Disorder," a term coined by scientists presumably because it sounds better than "we have no idea what's going on." It's possible that the collapse of bee populations in some areas is caused by the Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus, but such an affliction usually only affects already ailing bee colonies, which means that there must be some other cause: toxins, genetically modified foods, stressors or microbes are probably the original culprits. As happy as many of us would be to go without bee stings for the rest of our lives, bees are absolutely essential to our food supply. Without the bees we would have no fruit; the death of the entire globe's bee population would spell disaster for us. In the event that bees become extinct, you can forget worrying about climate change; estimates are that humans couldn't live without the bees for much longer than four years.

Plant and animal biodiversity is essential to human life; losing species such as these would cause our food chains begin to collapse around us. In a world where every ecosystem is connected and every species has an impact, losing biodiversity means a lot more for the human race than just having to shorten the 'B' section of the Children's encyclopedia."


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The Cassandra Files: A 1979 Climate Warning
By Cornelia Dean
"The report starts off with a blunt warning:" “Man is setting in motion a series of events that seem certain to cause a significant warming of world climates over the next decades unless mitigating steps are taken immediately.” It adds, “ Enlightened policies in the management of fossil fuels and forests can delay or avoid these changes, but the time for implementing the policies is fast passing.”

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Reuters
U.S. pilot was ordered to shoot down UFO
By Peter Griffiths Peter Griffiths – Wed Oct 22, 10:01 pm ET
LONDON (Reuters) – "Two U.S. fighter planes were scrambled and ordered to shoot down an unidentified flying object (UFO) over the English countryside during the Cold War, according to secret files made public on Monday.
One pilot said he was seconds away from firing 24 rockets at the object, which moved erratically and gave a radar reading like "a flying aircraft carrier."
The pilot, Milton Torres, now 77 and living in Miami, said it spent periods motionless in the sky before reaching estimated speeds of more than 7,600 mph (12,000 kph).
After the alert, a shadowy figure told Torres he must never talk about the incident and he duly kept silent for more than 30 years.
His story was among dozens of UFO sightings in defence ministry files released at the National Archives in London.
In a written account, Torres described how he scrambled his F-86 D Sabre jet in calm weather from the Royal Air Force base at Manston, Kent in May 1957.
"I was only a lieutenant and very much aware of the gravity of the situation. I felt very much like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest," he said. "The order came to fire a salvo of rockets at the UFO. The authentication was valid and I selected 24 rockets."I had a lock-on that had the proportions of a flying aircraft carrier," he added. "The larger the airplane, the easier the lock-on. This blip almost locked itself."
At the last moment, the object disappeared from the radar screen and the high-speed chase was called off. He returned to base and was debriefed the next day by an unnamed man who "looked like a well-dressed IBM salesman."
"He threatened me with a national security breach if I breathed a word about it to anyone," he said. The documents contain no official explanation for the incident, which came at a time of heightened tension between the West and the Soviet Union. Planes were on constant stand-by at British bases for a possible Soviet attack. The files blame other UFO sightings on weather balloons, clouds or normal aircraft. Torres said he had been waiting 50 years for an explanation.
"I shall never forget it," he told the Times. "On that night I was ordered to open fire even before I had taken off. That had never happened before."
UFO expert David Clarke said the sighting may have been part of a secret U.S. project to create phantom aircraft on radar screens to test Soviet air defences.
"Perhaps what this pilot had seen was some kind of experiment in electronic warfare or maybe it was a UFO," he said. "Something very unusual happened."
The files are online at: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos"

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PROSECUTE BUSH AND CHENEY FOR WAR CRIMES!
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HONOR THE FALLEN

October 16, 2008



  • Army Sgt. John M. Penich, 25, of Beach Park, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 16 in Karangol Village, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from indirect fire.


  • Army Sgt. Federico G. Borjas, 33, of San Diego; assigned to 416th Civil Affairs Battalion, 351st Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Reserve, San Diego; died Oct. 16 in Bermel District Center, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from small-arms fire during a dismounted patrol.




  • Army Pfc. Heath K. Pickard, 21, of Palestine, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Oct. 16 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when he received indirect fire in Baqubah, Iraq.
    October 19, 2008


  • Marine Lance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden, 22, of North Canton, Ohio; assigned to 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died on Oct. 19 in Anbar, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident.
    October 20, 2008


  • Army Capt. Robert D. Lindenau, 39, of Camano Island, Wash.; assigned to the 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 20 in Charbagh, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.


    October 22, 2008
  • Army Spc. Deon L. Taylor, 30, of Bronx, N.Y.; assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y.; died Oct. 22 in Bela Beluk, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


  • Marine Cpl. Adrian Robles, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Lance Cpl. San Sim.


  • Marine Lance Cpl. San Sim, 23, of Santa Ana, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Cpl. Adrian Robles.
    October 23, 2008


  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29, of Stoystown, Pa.; assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; died Oct. 23 of non-combat-related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq.


    October 24, 2008
  • Army Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21, of Eugene, Ore.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Oct. 24 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained Oct. 16 in Baqubah, Iraq, when he received indirect fire.

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