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Every now and again there's a piece of crystal clear evidence left at the scene of a complex financial crime that shows, beyond any reasonable doubt, what went down.
If future generations want to understand why the current era is sometimes referred to as a new Gilded Age, they need look no further than Detroit. The city's financial troubles have far more to do with…
This may be the man who can stop us from a holy war in the United States similar to what is going on in the Mid-east right now. Sunnis and Shiites are having at it something fierce with bombs and guns.
Here is a man who follows the path of Jesus.* He feeds the poor, shows justice for all mankind and leaves judgments to the lord. While right-wing talking heads fan the flames of religious intolerance.
Both Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin have again ranted about their imaginary war on Christmas. With Palin expressing the joys that come from the commercialization of Christmas and O’Reilly expressing disgust with Macy’s use of the phrase holiday gifts in place of Christmas gifts, the war rages on.
The Pope being a knowledgeable man knows that the actual birthday of Jesus is unknown and the Christmas holiday was created centuries ago to steal the thunder from the Pagans and their winter solstice festival. He has expressed dislike of the crass commercialism being displayed.
Additional religious intolerance comes from Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Fox and Friends. Hasselbeck expressed concern about a YMCA in St. Paul, Minnesota that closed a pool to men so Muslim girls could be taught to swim and maintain their desire for modesty. Hasselbeck is worried that “Sharia law is now changing everything.”
This stirring of religious animosity by the talking heads on Fox does not sit well with Pope Francis, are they attempting to start a holy war in America in direct conflict with the love and peace expressed by Jesus?*
So what say you friends? Should we start a grassroots movement to draft the Pope?
*note to John from Brazil, poetic license here to make a point.
- “Limbaugh is right. Somebody did get to Pope Francis. It was Jesus. Self-styled “defenders of…” (shortformblog.com)
- Sarah Palin isn’t happy with Pope Francis (millennialjournal.com)
- Idiot Hates New Pope (slog.thestranger.com)
- Pope Francis Slams ‘Trickle Down’ Economics (abcnews.go.com)
- Maher: If Palin thinks the Pope is too liberal, ‘wait until she sees what Jesus has been saying’ (rawstory.com)
- Pope Francis Is ‘Too Liberal’ for Her Holiness, Sarah Palin (alternet.org)
NRA Emergency Fund Raiser for Crimson Tide Fans
In light of the recent killing after an Alabama loss on the football field, the NRA knowing full well that the only way to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, has started an emergency fund raiser intended to arm all “good” fans of the Crimson tide.
In their goal of avoiding any sort of government control of firearms the NRA has decided to give these guns as gifts to anyone who declares himself/herself to be a “good” person showing a ticket to the game.
This will be an expensive task. The NRA has spent millions this year buying politicians, so they are asking for all “good” people to donate what they can.
Go to the website http://youarereallyadumbass.com to donate.
Link to Alabama shooting…
Have a safe and nice day.
- How The NRA Made It Easier To Bring Guns Into Airports (thinkprogress.org)
- NRA Stays Quiet on Extending Ban on Plastic Guns in U.S. (bloomberg.com)
- The NRA: Thriving on Media Hatred (therebel.org)
Here are more thoughts on the problem of income inequality I just blogged about.
What can or should we do about this problem?
We can wait for the corporate heads to increase the wages of their employees out of the kindness of their hearts. Or wait for Santa Claus to bring us our presents.
We can work on electing leaders that will write tax laws that will have the one percent pay their fair share in taxes.
We can work to unionize our work forces.
We can take to the streets and join in worldwide protest.
If you have any other ideas please share them.
The root cause of America’s, perhaps the World’s problems
You may have already seen the video with the explanation of income distribution in America, the belief in what it is, the belief in what it should be and the facts showing what it really is. If you have not seen it yet, click on link below to view and please share with your friends.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was praised recently by none other than Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul. Suppose he is being praised for his efforts in increasing the income inequality in Michigan. Thanks to Snyder and the Republicans efforts at destroying unions and cutting spending for education Michigan has dropped from 19th in personal income to 37th. Median household income has dropped from 16th to 34th.
Michigan also trails most of the country in education and retaining of young people with advanced degrees; Michigan ranks 31st in this category.
While Snyder does not have the charisma so often found in a successful politician, he is a deft politician. He fooled many with his sleight of hand maneuvers; “right to work is too decisive” only to push it through a lame duck session of congress in the dark of night.
So I share with all my friends the old cliché “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.”
Link to video here http://bit.ly/MindblowingFact
- Liberal group Progress Michigan launches web campaign targeting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (mlive.com)
- Rick Snyder wants you to believe the employment situation in Michigan is A-OK. It’s not. Not at all. (eclectablog.com)
- Michigan’s veto-proof ‘rape insurance’ close to becoming law (syndicatednewsservices.com)
- Michigan is not the comeback state we’ve been led to believe it is (macombdaily.com)
Movie, The Hunger Games… TV, Last Man Standing
In the past three days while conversing with younger people, (Republicans) the movie The Hunger Games came up. I do not know why it came up, perhaps because the sequel just opened here, but the discussion surprised me a bit.
When the movie was mentioned I asked the fellows if they had seen the movie. Both responded with “No, it is just a movie about kids killing kids, why would I want to see that.”
In giving my opinion I explained how the author wrote the book based on her thoughts upon seeing adults killing adults in Iraq and Afghanistan while we Americans sat comfortably in our Lazy Boys watching Dancing with the Stars. Also mentioning the kids were indeed killing kids but, they were doing it for the entertainment of the ruling class.
Today I sit here and wonder…. Where did they get that information? “Kids killing Kids”, they both had the exact same response; this cannot be coincidental. Think about it.
Change channels to Last Man Standing on TV, starring Tim Allen. Show at first glance appears to be a re-run of Home Improvement, starring Tim Allen, only daughters versus sons this time. I have seen the show a couple of times and consider it funny and entertaining. I mentioned this to my daughter who said to me. “I didn’t think you would like it because he is a right-wing guy in the show.” I said “Yes I know he is but that is part of what I like, he is the modern-day Archie Bunker and he is displaying the buffoonery of the character. I am indeed laughing AT him, not with him.”