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Friday, April 30, 2010

We're Fucked

So, in every day and every way I see things getting worse and worse.

First, I read this that those of us who are bleeding heart liberals will have to consider having Social Security and Medicare cut in order to balance the budget. No mention of limiting the costs of our various wars and to be honest very little discussion of limiting our gifts to the banks.

Then we see that the democrats have decided to move a little closer to [insert you favorite dystopian work here] by requiring all workers to have a computer card which will I am sure not have a GPS signal, nor will you be required to carry it at all times. Now in all probability that won't happen right now, because the republicans will go bat shit crazy, but they will merely delay it, just like the liberals delayed the destruction of Social Security until a democrat got into the White House. Now.

These pieces of information are coming along so fast and furious that it is difficult to keep up with them. Where I am is that the guy we elected (and I've got to say that I am really sorry I voted for him since I can even say I told you so now) has decided to govern from the right and to enact most of the programs the last administration couldn't get in. And no I do not agree that HCR was much of a liberal win, when all we do is pour money into the hands of certain corporations involved in the health field. Now (see above) we appear to be prepared to screw the old and sick because we can.

The really interesting thing is how so many of the so called progressive blogs are simply going along or saying little or nothing even if they are not supporting the president's agenda.

There is essentially no strong movement from the left to push back against the crazy right wingers and certainly not to push back against whatever it is Obama is -- corporatist, oligarch who runs a plutocracy.

I often wonder how it is possible that these people cannot see the end result of what they are doing, it doesn't require a lot to do a little reading of history and to see where this stuff got the governments before us.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Something to Annoy

Charlie Brown Kabuki

It is Charlie Brown Kabuki time once again, this time on financial regulations and the bail out fund. But there will be more stuff coming down the pike I can assure you. I was wondering if I would be disappointed and the democrats would actually pull off a reform of some sort. When you are locked into the concept that nothing remotely progressive is going to be done to help the average person, it can throw you for a loop when it appears as though something might happen. Thank god the congressional democrats have not failed me.

It is also very comforting to hear the good old hope/change guy telling us that the Supreme Court went off the rails in the 60s and 70s with all that judicial activism. It is interesting that a guy who is half "black" (since his father wasn't an African American, but African) can suggest that. I mean that would be the same courts that Loving and Brown came out of, and those decisions were definitely judicial activism. But let's let that incredible hypocrisy pass.

As I say I find it quite comforting that I can know that no matter what Obama and democrats promise I can know that they will not deliver, unless it is a special wrapped up gift to the wealthiest and most conservative.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oh Hell More Of The Same

Stumbling into a post several weeks after doing the last real post. I really consider this a political blog, so writing about my personal feelings and thoughts are something I do not usually do, except as they are evidenced by my political views.

Well I guess that this is kind of a political point of view. I am kind of in the same place that the guy from Slobber and Spittle (a great blog even if he doesn't actually own a St. Bernard) is.

The Hope and Change that came down the pike in '08 is neither Hope nor Change, nor for that matter hope or change. It is more of the same with the patina of complete sentences and a false front of progressivism, or perhaps a false front of populism (not necessarily the same thing), but at any rate it is definitely neither.

I had tried to write something about Obama's political sense as opposed to his positions on the issues, but either I can't do it or one cannot really separate those things.

We are now seeing a president who was elected as a change from the past simply clothing the policies of the past in some shiny new clothes (with a disturbing number of supposedly liberals buying his lies). Drill off shore, another battle in Afghanistan, this is it, no really this is it, why are you laughing, this is really it. Money to the insurance industries with no controls (sorry that is old news), money to the bankers (no real controls) a couple of bucks to the the rest of us, hope you don't lose your house, but really nothing we can do about it. We will, however, make sure that wealthy women can keep getting abortions, the rest of you eh.........

This week it is banking regulations with the hype (not hope) that the biggest banks will be broken up (not gonna happen).

On top of that we have the democrats being surprised that republicans will not support a deomocrat bill on climate change. Not really much of a bill, but there you are they are not much of a political party.

One thing I can't understand about the democrats is that why do they keep letting this happen. I mean if this is where they may want to end up that is one thing, but in ending up he again and again being humiliated by the republicans, that is something else. One thing people want in their rulers is the appearance, at least, of being in charge and competent. Each time the republicans will find something that they will insist is an insult of the worst kind or is simply some sort of a deal breaker and therefore they will not (now) support it (this time -- no really it is different this time, this isn't like the perpetual anger machine last time, this is real and things would have been different if John Kerry hadn't farted at lunch, this time). Or something.

The democrats will look confused and the main stream media will explain that the republicans really had a good reason to be assholes this time, and something really good would have happened if the democrats hadn't fucked up, this time, even though the deal they broke would have screwed most of us, but really it is different this time. We get paid a lot of money to tell you this you have to believe it.


Now to get back to my original point, and I do have an original point, I am just tired of commenting and writing letters to my senator and congressman and telling them they have to stand up. It turns out that I no longer believe that they really do want to stand up for anything at all that helps the majority of people in this country. If they would just act this way or say that thing. Hell, it really is Clinton redux.

Or perhaps Blazing Saddles, I mean they do have to watch out and keep their phony baloney jobs after all.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Utterly Tastless

In the long run we are all dead. Not my idea but rather that of Lord Keynes. I feel like I am running my head repeatedly into a brick wall as far as just about any political position I take is concerned. My brother who works for a secret (if I told you I'd have to kill you) organization much like Blackwater has a sporty Mercedes and now a Jag, in addition to the Mercedes. Clearly I did not think out the economic consequences of my beliefs (I don't mean to imply that he thought of the economic consequences before he decided on his beliefs, just that .................well he chose more wisely than I did).

I worked (a little) for the guy in office now and a little for the party now in power and what do I get for it. Another day older and deeper in debt as Tennessee Ernie would have suggested. On the other hand I cannot see anything being much better than they would have been if the other guy had gotten in. Of course, then I look at the (would be) vice-president and I do see a cute little mustaches if the old man hadn't been able to make it for at least four years. Why do I keep thinking it's 1929 and I'm in Germany?

So to get back to may original point, I would like to kind of like to see things on the up swing before a shuffle off this mortal coil, but I do not see it happening.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Well I have been having a problem writing anything political recently. Not because I don't feel strongly, I do, but because everything I say seems so obvious that everyone should be able to see it without my pointing it out. If that is the case and they don't see it, then I'm not sure what I could say to make them see it. Well in the meantime how about some animals?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Arggggggggggggg, Again

So I've been writing this post (not not this post, but another which I am not yet done with) for three days and I am still not done with it. The real problem with it is that it is not particularly insightful, but it is long. And I'm still not done, and I might decide not to post it once I am done because I do not like it much right now.

I think I need to go into erotic science fiction.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Obama Brighter Than the Sun, More Liberal Than Gene Debs

I have finally found my way. It now comes clearly to me that indeed Obama does know eleventy dozen chess and is so much brighter than I could ever hope to be. Obama does just know what he is doing and through his sparkling intelligence and brilliant wit has convinced me that he has managed to turn this country's corner (whatever that means).

He is just so awesome, ooooohhh.

By forcing us all to pay all our money to large corporations, for non usable insurance He will assure that soon we all will be on the welfare rolls and therefore, we will be living in a truly communist society, since no one but the wealthiest will have money. And since no one but the wealthiest will have money therefore money will have no meaning. Ergo it will be a truly communistic society.