Hutari Militia, Fighting for God

That’s what they say.
They think Satan is planning something, and they intended to take over the U.S. Government, and institute a Christian Government, in advance of the coming apocalypse.
Sound pretty wacky? How does this sound, 30% of Republicans believe that President Obama is the Anti-Christ.
The very idea of an omnipotent super being that no one has ever seen, needing the help of militias to fulfill some kind of supernatural plan is ridiculous in and of itself.
People need to grow up.
I for one, am tired of people with these childish superstitions running for and gaining elective office.
There is a line from a song, “I ain’t afraid of your Yaweh, I ain’t afraid of your Allah, I ain’t afraid of your Jesus, I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God.”
Amen

Right wing Nuts Threaten Congress

On Rachel Maddows show this evening she replayed some tapes of Rep Stupak’s voice mail, the threats were disgusting and vile.
A right wing blogger has called on Republican’s to throw rocks through Democrats windows.
Former Governor Palin said, “Conservatives don’t back down, they reload”
Boehner said if Rep Driehause of Ohio voted for health care, “he is a dead man.”

These people call themselves patriots.
They are not.
They are wealthy people who would do anything to protect their privileged lives from the threats they see from those who are trying to make our country a little better for ALL Americans.

Nancy Grace, Judge, Jury, Executioner

The body of a child was found in a duffel bag, Correy Byrd, the boyfriend of the mother, was babysitting the child when he disappeared.
On tonights show, talking about the mother, the word “mother” dripping with sarcasm, and if the audience didn’t catch it, Grace said, and “And I use the term ‘Mother” very loosely in this case.”
The mother works all day at low wages. As a reporter commented, “I have been to her house, she is a good mother.”
This sent Grace into an angry tirade against the mother for dating a man with a criminal record.

This is typical of Grace.
A case is unfolding, and it does appear that the boyfriend had some involvement in the child’s death.
The mother is obviously distraught, she is poor, and black, but she obviously is in deep pain.
That is not enough for Grace however, Grace feels the need to completely smear and assassinate the mother’s character.

Nancy Grace once drove a young, female suspect in a child’s disappearance to commit suicide.

The mother in this case is a victim.
But to Grace she is evil incarnate.

To me, Nancy Grace is evil incarnate.

Republican Stooges for Big Business Spanked

Health care passed, not news of course, but a positive event, at least in terms of defeating the Republicans

God help us if the Republicans ever return to power.
Oxycontin addict Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and Loony Tunes Glenn Beck are pretty fair examples of what the GOP has devolved into.

I am stunned whenever I watch CSPAN Washington Journal and hear how little most people know about the world around them.
Most people in our country are pretty easily manipulated because of this.
Even so, it is outrageous to see the symbols of hate represented by, let’s be frank, dirt-bags like John Boehner, spewing hate on the airwaves, and being paid to do it.

Well, a victory for Obama, who is beginning to sound like a successful politician.
Lots of issues out there, abortion rights, jobs and homelessness.

The ball’s in your court, Mr. President.

You say You Want A Revolution? We Need One

Thousands of sick people locked up in prison cells like animals, children sleeping in the cold in cardboard boxes.
Millions of unemployed that aren’t even counted.
Roughly 4000 people a year dying from lack of medical care.
A friend of mine recently said he is joining the Marines.
I asked him why, he said, ” I have a family. I have to make a living.”
I shook my head sadly, “Dying doesn’t seem like a very good way to make a living.”
The corruption is only getting worse.

Please read this perceptive article:

Reprinted from alternet.org
By Bill Quigley

Government works quite well for big corporations, banks, insurance companies, military contractors, lobbyists, and for the rich and powerful. But it does not work for people.
March 7, 2010 |

It is time for a revolution. Government does not work for regular people. It appears to work quite well for big corporations, banks, insurance companies, military contractors, lobbyists, and for the rich and powerful. But it does not work for people.

The 1776 Declaration of Independence stated that when a long train of abuses by those in power evidence a design to reduce the rights of people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is the peoples right, in fact their duty to engage in a revolution.

Martin Luther King, Jr., said forty three years ago next month that it was time for a radical revolution of values in the United States. He preached “a true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies.” It is clearer than ever that now is the time for radical change.

Look at what our current system has brought us and ask if it is time for a revolution?

Over 2.8 million people lost their homes in 2009 to foreclosure or bank repossessions – nearly 8000 each day – higher numbers than the last two years when millions of others also lost their homes.

At the same time, the government bailed out Bank of America, Citigroup, AIG, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the auto industry and enacted the troubled asset (TARP) program with $1.7 trillion of our money.

Wall Street then awarded itself over $20 billion in bonuses in 2009 alone, an average bonus on top of pay of $123,000.

At the same time, over 17 million people are jobless right now. Millions more are working part-time when they want and need to be working full-time.

Yet the current system allows one single U.S. Senator to stop unemployment and Medicare benefits being paid to millions.

There are now 35 registered lobbyists in Washington DC for every single member of the Senate and House of Representatives, at last count 13,739 in 2009. There are eight lobbyists for every member of Congress working on the health care fiasco alone.

At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that corporations now have a constitutional right to interfere with elections by pouring money into races.

The Department of Justice gave a get out of jail free card to its own lawyers who authorized illegal torture.

At the same time another department of government, the Pentagon, is prosecuting Navy SEALS for punching an Iraqi suspect.

The US is not only involved in senseless wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the U.S. now maintains 700 military bases world-wide and another 6000 in the US and our territories. Young men and women join the military to protect the U.S. and to get college tuition and healthcare coverage and killed and maimed in elective wars and being the world’s police. Wonder whose assets they are protecting and serving?

In fact, the U.S. spends $700 billion directly on military per year, half the military spending of the entire world – much more than Europe, China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, and Venezuela – combined.

The government and private companies have dramatically increased surveillance of people through cameras on public streets and private places, airport searches, phone intercepts, access to personal computers, and compilation of records from credit card purchases, computer views of sites, and travel.

The number of people in jails and prisons in the U.S. has risen sevenfold since 1970 to over 2.3 million. The US puts a higher percentage of our people in jail than any other country in the world.

The tea party people are mad at the Republicans, who they accuse of selling them out to big businesses.

Democrats are working their way past depression to anger because their party, despite majorities in the House and Senate, has not made significant advances for immigrants, or women, or unions, or African Americans, or environmentalists, or gays and lesbians, or civil libertarians, or people dedicated to health care, or human rights, or jobs or housing or economic justice. Democrats also think their party is selling out to big business.

Forty three years ago next month, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in Riverside Church in New York City that “a time comes when silence is betrayal.” He went on to condemn the Vietnam War and the system which created it and the other injustices clearly apparent. “We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing oriented” society to a “person oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

It is time.