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Crispy Around The Edges

Hi Truthseekers.  Kathy Malloy here.  Do you ever feel like you’re suffering from some kind of generalized anxiety disorder?  The anxiety I experience these days falls into two separate, uncomfortable troughs.  I used to describe the first type as feeling kind of “crispy around the edges.” Fragile. Easily bruised and breakable.  Like anything harsh that touches me would cause me to crumble and fall into myself, inward. The other kind of general unease felt more like a deep grinding in my gut.  Like a machine with big, oily cogs – twisting and turning, generating a grievous unease that laid outside the understanding of modern medicine. The former was felt more excruciatingly during the Bush years, the latter more recently.

But in these times, it feels like both forms are working concomitantly.  With uncomfortable results..  And while the feelings are ill-defined and  can only be sketchily described, attributing the singular cause is even more difficult.  More ephemeral.  Almost like that famous cinematic white plastic bag dancing in the wind in the movie American Beauty. What causes this twisting and turning seems to be related to the unending chaos, both foreign and domestic, that seems to have enveloped the planet.  I never thought it was possible to feel more distressed than I did during the reign of the Bush Crime Family, the circumstances today seem more hopeless, more desperate, and more insolvable than ever before.

Blame Congress.  Sure, there is a partisan gridlock that has brought any meaningful legislative effort to a standstill.  Perhaps that is why Congressional approval ratings hover somewhere between pond scum and syphilis.  But that’s happened before.  Maybe the difference is the global unrest.  The riots over the Brown killing in Ferguson, MO.  Or the disaster in the Ukraine.  Or the refugees from Honduras who seek asylum in the welcoming arms of the United States. The humanitarian efforts in Northern Iraq as US forces attempt to quell an ISIS uprising that is a direct result of our invasion a decade ago.

Or the nightmare that is Gaza.  The Palestinian families that remain in that decimated area stretch tattered scarves across the ruins of their former homes to define the boundaries that used to be walls, lest they be claimed by Israel.  Children tentatively balance over the rubble on thin sandals when they dare to venture out in the streets.  Schools closed, hospitals spilling over into the streets.  There is no civilization any developed nation would recognize.

Yet we in America continue.  The horrors largely confined to the telescreens.  Absorbed in our own daily affairs.  Able to visit our grocery stores, or doctors’ offices, or local schools without serious impediment.  Distracted by the lullaby of the reality TV shows.  The glamorous dramas of the Kardashians, or the mundane struggles of the Amish youth assimilating into the modern wold.  Long Island psychics and redneck duck callers, toddler beauty queens and teenage American Idols.

Personally, I plan Girl Scout troop meetings.  Trying to come up with some “Bronze Award” project ideas that our troop could perform to fulfill some community service.  There is no shortage of local causes, for animal shelters to abused children’s facilities.  But any effort seems wanting.  No solution to the larger issues that plague our world.

A good friend recently told me that many in her family are sick.  Sick with cancer, sick with pneumonia.  Sick with toxic diabetes and hypertension.  Another friend writes of a loved one with clinical anxiety, ordered by doctors to bed-rest for 90 days.  I imagine what our beleaguered troops, suffering from PTSD must be suffering.  I think of my own mother, who died very quickly of oral cancer last year, and how she went from a vibrant working professional to a bedridden invalid in 8 months.  So much pain and suffering, and how little we can do to affect any change.

Yet we continue.

And the grinding in our guts continues. And the crispy feeling continues.  And while we have a Democrat in the White House, it feels like nothing substantial has changes since the Bush years.  So we soldier on.  With Prilosec.  And perhaps Prozac. And the lingering illusion that something better could be achieved, either at home (like in Ferguson, or New Orleans, or New Jersey, or any natural disaster site) or abroad.  Or maybe both. We dream that the past damages can be repaired.  That the turmiol both foreign and domestic could be ameliorated. If only.  If only . .. .

-KBM

 

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5 Responses to Crispy Around The Edges

  1. Wow Kathy, thank you for telling on yourself & being so painfully honest.

    Since Robin sought a more permanent solution to the world’s problems, I’ve pretty much been a basket case, so we’re certainly not alone.

  2. We’re not alone. I recently helped a friend who was about to choose Robin’s way. Someone in her family came to pick her up and get help. Another friend took it from there after she was in a 14 day treatment facility. Then I took over when that person got tired. I took her to appointments, pharmacy, left her off at group therapy, listened to her calls late at night. She got a lot better. She was isolated. We are not supposed to be isolated. We are kept apart for many reasons in this society. Fear is instilled in us. And, who really benefitted? Me. Yes, it’s all about me. Helping someone out of isolation reduces my isolation and increases my humanity. It sets off endorphins. I don’t run anymore at 62, but I’ve found this to set the good chemicals off, besides visiting my own doctor. Oh, yes. Maybe, the girls could visit people who are isolated. Wow, the Molly factor would be so huge for those type of people!

  3. Kathy, thanks for describing so well the helplessness so
    many of us feel and have felt for far too much of our lives.
    Bad enough when the world’s most stupid man, just happens to
    be the world’s most powerful man, being directed by the world’s
    greediest and manipulative man. And then when things were going
    to get better, they did not. So, here we are trying to conduct
    a happy, decent life in this crazy maze in which we live. Seems
    as though whatever way we try to go is greeted with a dead end
    and a giant boxing glove smacking us down and a bill coming for
    our efforts. It’s hard to deal with, especially knowing how this
    all happened.

  4. Yeah, no kidding. I really thought that once Obama was elected things would turn around in this country. Fucking stupid of me to have been thinking that! Well , I won’t make THAT mistake ever again!

    Dot, I replied to you on the previous thread. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

  5. I was deeply moved by Pamela’s call to the show on Monday, especially as a mom. I had a visceral reaction, like this is simply not right on a human level and this is not the kind of society I wish to perpetuate. I also agreed with what she had to say about cultural differences; I don’t mean to sound trite, but our differences (in the US and globally) are like the colors within a tapestry – they make life richer and more interesting. (Which I personally like to explore through travel and cooking.) It comes down to two basic things for me – connecting on a human level, and having respect for other people’s perspectives.

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Post Mortem

UPDATE – There was no videocast for the 8/18/2014 program.  Videocast will resume tonight – 8/19/14. It wasn’t quite 41 shots, but the aftermath is just as devastating.  In the end it took 6 bullets to murder Michael Brown.  Autopsy reports show that two shots were fired into his skull, one of these was deliveredContinue Reading

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  1. CNN reported that a woman calling herself “Jose” phoned a
    St. Louis radio station giving a description of the events
    leading to Michael Brown’s death. They were identical to
    the police officer’s account and confirmed to be accurate
    by a ‘source’ familiar with ‘details’ of the investigation.
    “Jose” is said to be a friend of the officer. No word on
    how “Jose” came by this info, such as perhaps actually
    having been present and witnessing the shooting. This…
    from “The Most Trusted Name in News.” Jesus God- Beam Me Up !!!

  2. Walking while black, talking while black, driving while black, listening to music while black, breathing the air while black or just existing while black is now punishable by death in the good ‘ol USA. I wonder when my time is coming. I don’t think that it matters that I’m not black. I’m a mixed blood therefore I still have a target on my back (or front). Will it happen when I’m driving to work or going to the store? Will it happen when I’m washing my car at the car wash and some cop drives by and decides that I look guilty of something? I have no doubt that there’s a bullet (or two or three or more) with my name on it. I wonder what kind of spin the police will try to put on my shooting. Are they going to try to say that I was threatening? How could that be? I’m 5’3″, 58 years old with arthritis and I’ve never owned a gun. I’m sure they’ll think of something……..

  3. Dot- You, by your own description, obviously pose a significant
    threat to those sworn to protect you from yourself, as well as
    others and especially those frightened by not only the ‘likes’
    of you, but all other normal people. No. We CANNOT all get along.

  4. The Horror of the White Man’s trespasses on the land of Africa, the darkness of the heart, the darkness of the sins.

    But now, I’m a tall blonde and I’m scared too.

  5. Denny, yes I know. I’m SUCH a danger to this country! LOL! Besides never owning a gun, I listen to Adele, Lady Gaga, Pink, Pavarotti, Cher, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Hmmm, I guess it DOES mean that I’m threat to america. :D

  6. {{{Hugs, and ITA y’all}}} It appears the best we can do is to take whatever steps that indicate we are hateful only of injustice and greed…too bad that means we must condemn most police departments/military (hard to tell the difference, eh?), and virtually everyone in power, but, there it is, sigh :( Where is the Sanity Party when it’s so needed? (Well, aside from here at MalloyLand, and with others like Bob Kincaid.)

    P.S. I love Edward Snowden, and BTW, NSA: go to hell.

  7. Yes Dot, you are part of the problem, as am I. In fact, it’s
    all of us, for once having believed in the illusion of the of
    American Democracy. We thought America was for the people.

    Watching the police / military last night in Ferguson with
    loaded weapons trained on ‘folks’ speaking out painted an
    indelible image of just how much we are respected as humans
    with rights and freedoms.

  8. Dot…..I absolutely LOVE Cher! She is my lady. If I had the chance, I’d run away with her, never to be heard from ever again. To me, she just drips cool.

  9. Chucky, the stupid Catholics have their Holy Trinity (father, son and the holy moly ghost). My Holy Trinity is Cher, Tina Turner and Stevie Nicks. My second Holy Trinity is Adele, Pink and Lady Gaga. My third Holy Trinity is Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion and Brenda Russell. My Unholy Trinity is Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails. :D

  10. Dot….I can go for your first Holy Trinity. That one works for me. Number two…..nah, sorry. I simply don’t like anything very much at all made after 2000. Your third one you hit two out of three out of the park. I can’t stand Celine Dion. She seriously induces my gag reflex, hard. I like Springsteen and Brenda Russell, but I wouldn’t put those two together.

    My all time holy trinity:

    1) Stevie Ray Vaughn, Skynyrd, Rainbow. (Hey, I’m an 80′s child!)

    2) Def Leppard, Triumph, Eddie Money.

    3) Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones.

    4) Cher, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks.

    5) Brenda Russell, Anita Baker, Barry White.

    Now how’s that for a list of trinities?

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Friday

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  1. “A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century.” [found a few minutes ago in Sacramento Bee]

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/#storylink=cpy

  2. “Texas Two-Step”
    Late today a Texas Grand Jury handed down a two count
    felony indictment charging Gov. Rick Perry with abuse
    of authority regarding his use of veto power. Maybe
    “Texas Toast” would have been a better headline.

  3. You guys remember the movie “The Godfather”, right? Of course you. Is it just me, or does Rick Perry remind you of Moe Greene, the guy who had a bullet put through his eye in that massage parlor? It think the resemblance is uncanny.

  4. Hoping for Texas Toast! Chucky, yes, Moe Greene. You are funny! And just heard Mike talk about last indicted Tex Ass Gov, somebody “pa” Johnson. HaHa! Am really enjoying myself as I listen to the show.

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Police States

You have to wonder, Truthseeker, why do local police departments need M-16′s, grenade launchers, and armored Humvees?  The militarization of our local peacekeepers may be partly responsible for the recent uptick in (alleged) over-the-top police violence.  Most recently, last night in Ferguson Missouri where protestors – and reporters – we subjected to rubber bullets, forcibleContinue Reading

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  1. Looks like fascism, smells like fascism, hmmm . . . I wonder if our Supreme Court will be asked to outlaw this militarization of our police. I don’t think so. Nice try, Kathy & I hope all is well with Molly.

  2. The way things are going in this gun toting, bullet riddled, blood stained, bible thumping insane asylum, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear one of these days that the country was now under martial law “until an undetermined time”. You know it’s coming…… :(

  3. Dot, I may be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure the U.S. has been under a state of emergency since 2001. This gives the executive branch the authority to ‘legally’ do anything it deems necessary in the name of national security. Isn’t that convenient?

  4. We live in a time of impending, if not immediate doom. The cabal running things are surely gleeful over such potential, but they are mistaken if they think they’ll be spared, as they are not as powerful as the universe. That said, it’s not a happy place for the majority — who actually ARE kind — and, as I’m wont to say, it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. Plant your feet in the earth and ask for healing from your Mother (earth). Truthseekers and truthtellers will prevail, in some realm.

  5. It’s becoming more difficult every day to distinguish between
    reality and non. Watching a few minutes of footage from last
    night’s demonstrations, at first I thought I was seeing a trailer
    from a new zombie flick. But no. It was the cops warring on the
    ‘folks’ that were speaking out. Cops sure have some fancy gear
    these days and they really want to use it… on us. Beats their
    video games, I guess. Stay alert, guys.

  6. Of course there are no words to describe this. But, Dot can still, somehow, make me laugh with her “nosferatu” Cheney. And, I smile thinking what wonderful protective parents you are with Molly. I hope Molly is not feeling sick any more.

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9 Responses to Oops – Church Night

  1. I wish I had the power to crash an asteroid into Rush Limpball’s house when he’s broadcasting his bigoted bullshit. Then I would toss Dick “The Baby Eater” Cheney into a pond full of alligators and crocodiles. Hopefully they wouldn’t die from food poisoning. Actually, I think it would be a lot more fun to water-board the bastard until he died.

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16 Responses to The Right to Remain Silent

  1. The way things are in this Nazi/fascist police state aka the United States, it’s not only “walking while black” it’s “walking while __________ (fill in the blank with the name/description of a minority). I do everything I can to stay from cops because I don’t trust them. Before they made me nervous, now I’m scared of them which is kind of ironic since I used to work as a police dispatcher many years ago. I trust the police as far as I can throw the USS Nimitz.

  2. I heard an interesting and all-too-brief interview with Craig Hulet the other night on this topic and he claims (and I don’t doubt it) that all (or most) of the newly-recruited cops are scared shitless of their own shadows, and do tend to shoot first and question later. (Perhaps due to their prior experience is mainly in war, ya think?)

    Cops used to be helpful decades ago; they escorted me home from a night job when I was being stalked, by, what else, white guys. Now, I don’t trust a one of them. “To Protect and Serve” leaves out a few key phrases: To protect [their sorry asses] and serve [us up on a plate].

    Serious bad juju will come back upon them tenfold, and none too soon.

  3. Then, there’s this… Although being dead nearly for two
    months, the body of Casey Kasem, due to family squabbling,
    has still not been laid to rest. Jeez, where’s the respect?
    What is it with some famous ‘folks’ that just can’t seem
    to make it into the ground or have their ashes scattered?
    It was three months before Micheal Jackson was laid to rest.
    James Brown, three and a half months. The all time, and still
    counting, record goes to the man that wrote the Hokey Pokey.
    Although deceased for nearly twenty years, he remains unburied,
    although not for lack of trying. It seems they have not been
    successful in keeping him in his coffin. They put his right
    leg in, he puts his right leg out…

  4. judging from my own feelings after reading this, I can only imagine the justified rage and fury of the people protesting. May the Missouri police feel the wrath. And Obama asking for calm? The most ineffectual leader in our sad history as a ..nation..

  5. dredge, are you saying Obama is more ineffectual than Bush, Jr.? How effectual was Bush with Hurricane Katrina?

  6. Bush was very effectual in Katrina. He wanted no one (black and poor people) to get help and no one got help.

  7. OK Denny, that hokey-pokey joke was so unfair.
    Almost as funny as ‘a Reptile Dysfunction’!

    And Dot, don’t despair, we still have Congressman Louie Gomer with us. Now there’s a funny, funny man.

  8. Dot….I thought he was a Gonnad.

    And from the files of “Tell me Something I don’t Already Know”.

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/09/dick-cheney-sets-new-world-record-being-asshole

    GodDAMN, I hate that motherfucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why, why, WHY isn’t this fucking piece of shit in the Hague? Oh, I remember now. Our fearless leader, the illustrious Mr. Obama said we are looking forward, not backward. And just why would our esteemed leader say this? Ding, ding, ding, ding! That’s right! So he can commit his own set of goddamned war crimes. I wish I knew this in 2008. This empty suit president would have never gotten my fucking vote.

  9. Yeah, good memories, me mum used to get us all in a circle to do the ‘hokey-pokey’ -
    “…and you shake it all around.”
    Then again, chucky might misunderstand and start shaking the wrong body part. You know how he gets.

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Exodus

Where to begin?  It’s a new week, new school year, and the world is collapsing all around us.  It gets difficult, Truthseeker, to shop for backpacks and pencils when children are dying on mountain tops in Iraq or buried under explosion debris in Gaza.  And another young, unarmed black man is killed by police, thisContinue Reading

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  1. Yes Tim, leave symbols for the symbol-minded. That’s why on
    July 18th I posted, “Keep your damn flags, plastic Chinese-
    made car ribbons and political parties.” We all miss Carlin!

  2. Yeah, I sure as hell miss Carlin. Absolute outright genius on every level. We lost another genius today. Robin Williams has died at the age 63. This is utterly sad to me. My favorite memories of him are his appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In fact, Robin and Bette Midler were Carsons final two guests ever. It was quite an emotional show, and in my opinion, my instant classic show.

    R.I.P. Robin Williams. I hope you are at peace.

  3. When I heard the sad news about Robin Williams’ death, my first thought was “No! Not him!”. My second thought was “Shit, why couldn’t it have been Dick Cheney, or Rush Limbaugh, or Ann Coulter or some other right wing piece of shit that died?!” The good do die young…..:(

  4. Don’t know if anyone here read Salam Pax’s or Riverbend’s blogs during the early years of Bush’s war. I was so disgusted by the run-up to the Baghdad bombing that I quit watching cable and network news (never went back to it) and turned to foreign press and first-person accounts.

    Riverbend stopped posting regularly around 2007 or so after she fled Baghdad. Her last post was on the 10-year anniversary last year. She’s an incredibly gifted writer with an excruciating perspective. And by that I mean she puts a human face — a woman’s face — on a war that has been utterly sanitized for public consumption. It’s painful to read her posts because she speaks directly to the reader’s own humanity.

    There are some parallels between living in a war zone and living with the constant worry that your kids won’t survive their teens because of their skin color. This gets sanitized in much the same way, as in “the kid had it coming.” Or “the kid was wearing a hoodie.” As a mom, I can only imagine what the mothers of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, among countless others, have been through. They must also have an excruciating perspective to share.

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Israel: One of the “most oppressive and brutal regimes in the world?”

Here’s the drill – and understand the jeopardy in which you place yourself if you do not follow it. Criticism of Israel is allowed only under certain circumstances, terms, or conditions. In the US there are myriad organizations whose sole function is to keep careful watch over whatever criticism – as little as there itContinue Reading

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  1. Words from a “Glass Empire”…
    Any person, group, organization, corporation, state or nation
    that engages in the mass slaughter of innocent civilians and
    attempts to justify it’s actions as ‘defending it’s right to
    exist’ forfeits that right. May they be damned by their own god.

  2. Well, at least Mr Obama is making new terrorists in Iraq today. I guess we needed more new kids who will watch their families blown up by US made bombs in Palestine and now we just cut out the middle man and are bombing the hell out of more families in Iraq. You know, gotta bomb you to make you free!!

    So when those kids grow up and hate America for murdering their families (I know CRAZY that would happen!) and they come over here and tie a bomb to themselves then blow up part of Yankee Stadium can we at least not pretend we don’t know why?

    Personally, I’m hoping the methane gas getting released will kill us off before that happens.

    But that said, I hope they DO impeach Obama and he is convicted; even if it’s made up bullshit charges the GOP uses. At least someone in government will be held accountable for something!!!

  3. “Yes, it’s too bad those folks in Gaza had to get in the way of all that ordinance, but the folks in Israel have every right to be a little trigger-happy.”

    “Right,folks?”

    glenn_uk, is that cartoon your own work?

  4. When I first saw the Victoria Jackson county commissioner political ad, I thought “This is a another brilliant piece from The Onion! This is great!” Then I realized that the ad was real. Holy shit! I’ve seen a lot (too many) political ads but hers was the weirdest/off the wall/bat shit crazy ad I have EVER seen. You can watch it if you want to but I warn you, you’ll NEVER be able to unsee it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/victoria-jackson-loses-tennessee-race_n_5661851.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics They must have been doing some serious narcotics when they made the ad. Then again we we are talking about Victoria Jackson……

  5. A Vanished Hope

    Forty years ago today Richard Nixon resigned the office of
    the President of the United States ending our “long national
    nightmare.” Little did we know back then, it had really just
    set the stage for even more devious political activities to
    follow. How we rejoiced that the dirty Dick Nixon was not
    only gone, but disgraced. America was going to be alright
    again. So we thought. Who knew then, that those would be some
    of ‘the good old days?’ How far we have fallen since then.

    And Ike had warned us.

  6. What do we have to do to get secessionism on the 2014 or 2016 ballot? The inbred right wingers have been screaming about it since Obama took office. Let’s put it on the national ballot and let’s vote on it! Let the illiterate, trailer trash cross burners have their own country! Let them live in a country with no social security, no unemployment insurance, no minimum wage, no health care, no medicare or Medicaid, no child labor laws, no infrastructure, no unions and no public schools. I would prefer to nuke the bastards out of existence but it would screw up the planet worse that it already is. So, who’s with me?! Let’s vote yes for secessionism and let’s get rid of the GOP/NeoCon/tea bagger mouth breathing troglodytes once for all!

  7. Denny, exactly how I feel. Dwight Eisenhower gave us a heads up concerning ye ole’ military-industrial-corporate-congressional complex in 1960. And when tricky Dickster went down in 1974, I thought we had a system that could at least keep political corruption in check. Man, was I ever naive.

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The “F” Word

President Obama has a problem.  He can’t stop using the “F” word and its starting to ruffle feathers on all sides of the political spectrum.  Before you get too excited, the word in question is “folks.”  Obama is as enamored of that term as Raisin Brain was with “nukulur,” or “misunderestimate.”  He uses it aContinue Reading

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  1. The truly horrifying slaughter being conducted in Gaza by
    Israel, the fighting in Ukraine and throughout the Middle
    East sickens all decent people. It also causes stress brought
    about by being able to do nothing to stop it or even speak
    too loudly in protest. After all, how can we throw stones at
    others when we live in a glass empire?

  2. Such tiresome rhetoric from the BigAg/GMO whores, like that caller last night during the second hour.

    He was working straight out of the industry playbook, spouting talking points that are all too familiar. Every time there’s a news story that even remotely questions GMO foods, the industry shills infest the comment boards like cockroaches, depositing lies like little turds.

    If you haven’t seen them already, there are a number of excellent and eye-opening documentaries on GMOs, some of which you can stream online for free. They provide an excellent counterpoint to all of the BigAg marketing fuckery.

  3. Thanks for posting the link about Bachmann, Dot in Seattle.
    Michele Bachmann, who claims she used to be a tax lawyer, supports complete confiscatory taxation for illegally present economic migrants (now ‘free trade’ refugees of race to price point bottom for both labor and consumer economics).

    I would support higher top tax rates on both individuals and inhuman(e) corporations like Pres Eisenhower’s 91% top tax rate that Pres Kennedy dropped to 71% and Reagan cut to 39%. Clinton or W Bush cut them to 36% and Pres Obama raised it back to 39% with W Bush higher income brackets and loopholes made permanent. W Bush temporary tax cuts guaranteed Repiglicans a chance to have a new fake issue, the fiscal cliff, to distract from energy source transition to mitigate anthropogenic climate disruption.

    Bachmann is trying to equate higher top tax rates with complete confiscatory taxation as another Repiglican caricature in their rhetoric like the USPS advance pension funding for 75 years, to make a caricature of defined benefit pensions in favor of defined contribution 401k style retirements based on long-term lower wages and salaries, that was passed in 2006 after people rose up and resisted private accounts for Social Security in 2005.

  4. Also, if there is a lack of cause-and-effect information on GMOs, it is by design.

    There is no “paper trail,” either because the industry sneaks this crap into the food supply, or they fight tooth and nail to avoid labeling, or they silence by court order the family farmers whose livelihoods they destroy through outrageous lawsuits, or their products are placed on a fast track through the FDA. They are not required to prove safety or efficacy, because an industry prostitute wrote the legislation and continues to head the agency.

  5. Wow, Chucky! Can you picture the shit-storm erupting from
    that hole in the ground when the heat from that bloated gas
    bag contacts the cold deep within the earth? KA-BOOM !!!

  6. Denny….only one thing comes to mind if that happened like you said.

    The true end of the world, as we know it. It would be THE final straw that broke the camels back. Mother Earth would never forgive us.

    By the way, speaking of asshole gasbags, guess where the Baby Jesus Sean KKKlannity has been all week. Fucking Israel, like the traitorous rat bastard that he is. I think he said that he was going to mow Netanyahu’s lawn, then wash his car before he leaves. Fucking treasonous shitstain. GodDAMN!!!!, I can’t stand that cocksucker!

  7. Denny and Chucky–dealing with serious matters here, butt I can’t stop my evil chuckling about big ass in hole hehehehehehehe

    Making my day

  8. So the detainees that were tortured were “folks”
    and the the ones torturing were “folks”..
    so we are all just folks tryin to get by and figure it all out.

    The masters are very smart. Their tool Obama is the right one in the shed at the moment. Just be real casual and relaxed and friendly enough to change the discourse when the roads lead back again and again to war crimes.

  9. Right on Dredge, this phony baloney President Not Sure has such a way with words. The henchmen go medieval on these detainees, and he casually refers to them as folks.

    Wow! Can you imagine: “Yeah, my bro-in-law is pretty good folks, but he scares me, so I tortured his ass.” The Prez is like Orwellian Lite. He fits so perfectly into the agenda.

    Wouldn’t it be great to hear instead: “These folks in the Bush/Cheney crime family are scheduled to be brought in front of the Hague for crimes against humanity.” Now that I could rap my head around.

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Quagmires

While the world focuses on the continuing massacre in Gaza, the Bush Crime Family’s never-ending terror wars are still burning up the other end of the region.  Remember when President Bush promised some kind of revised Marshall Plan to rebuild Afghanistan following the invasion to wipe out the Taliban? Well, it never happened.  Seems thereContinue Reading

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  1. I don’t know what to say anymore. This war crap has been going on all my damn life. It never ends.

    Certainly Hw and GW climbed in there with the Gulf war and the GW had to push it even further.

    Then I recall not that long ago Obama stating that Afghanistan was the good war and added what 30’000 more bodies to that disaster.

    Who even knows how much money and death were created since this all began let alone all the other wars in our name were given the go.

    There was once a movie titled the Mad , Mad , Mad World and it was a comity , this is so far from that I have no words to express it.

  2. William, Denny, et al,

    War has been a reality long, long, long before America was created.

    So, please, enough ranting against America, and rant against HUMANITY, which started all of the trouble in the first place!

  3. William…
    I’m ‘ranting?’ about the way our country is RUN. Not AMERICA.
    secondly, I am completely Pro Human, with notable exceptions
    we all know and have had to contend with our entire lives…
    just like you were saying in your post!

  4. Sorry William, My mis-ID. We agree.

    Person, for Chrissake, you want me to rant against humans?
    Aren’t you the guy that give the heads-up when it gets
    nasty out there, otherwise known as the weather? You like
    people too. Just not all of them.

    Again, sorry William

  5. Well, now that the US president approved an allowable quota of Palestinians to be been killed for the time being, ( Israeli actions became quote pres O “deplorable” around death number 1800-then the cease fire) back to other crimes and wars that the US has their tendrils, or roots in….
    Africa, I’m waiting on Africa.

  6. At least Anil Kumar the doctor who thinks he doesn’t need to vote, because he does real work, calls himself Democratic while donating to Repiglicans lost to Bobby McKenzie instead of Nancy Skinner. At least Kerry Bentivolio lost to David Trott the foreclosure crook. Let Trott take the election to send a message to fight for the earth.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/05/1318370/-Daily-Kos-Elections-Kansas-Michigan-and-Washington-primary-liveblog-5

  7. Yeah “Person”, I’m with Denny. Until “America” gets it’s goddamned head out of it’s ass we have no business telling other countries what to do. And I’ll “rant” against this fucking government and this country all I want pal. I don’t give a goddamn who doesn’t fucking like it! Only in “America”, where this goddamned do nothing piece of shit congress can get single digit approval ratings and not worry about losing their cushy jobs. Fucking assholes, no wonder the rest of the world looks at us and fucking laughs.

  8. Chucky, stop holding back! Tell us how you REALLY feel! LOL! :D P.S. I totally agree with you. This country is circling the drain and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. It fucking sucks!

  9. Actually Dot, I was holding back a little. If I cut loose like I’m capable, I’d be in jail now, and I’d probably get Malloy in trouble too. I don’t want that. Freedom of speech? Yeah, right. Just more fucking bullshit propaganda.

  10. Person : I’m well aware there were wars well before america was a country. Most people are I hope.
    I’m simply talking about the America I live in today and all my life.

    I agree with Denny and chucky. I agree with Mike . There is nothing we can do to stop this crap and freedom of speech is out the window.
    We don’t even have privacy any longer thanks to the NSA.

    It seems to me the entire government has a cushy job , once in they make a life time career out of doing nothing other than to acquire more wealth. As far as the people they claim to represent they don’t give a shit.

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