Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bye Bye Boehner

John Boehner. Really? Stepping down, "life changes, plans change"...right. A man with the kind of power he had is just stepping down, everyone is blaming the far right crazies. I doubt it. Something tells me there is something forcing him out, something like maybe kiddie porn on his computer or he has a profile on Grindr. Maybe a pregnant girlfriend? Now the story is be careful what you wish for, someone worse is going to takeover. Probably, but to me they are all so bad, they waste so much time repealing Obamacare and of course there will be another government shut down. All Republicans want to do is defund everything, meanwhile they are on the corporate gravy train.
What about Boehner's legendary crying? WTF is up with that? Seriously? If Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi cried like that, I can't imagine what would be said or written about them. But Boehner's tears, are treated as normal, which they certainly are not. Good old Mr. Sentimental and all his feels, it's BS. Maybe he's mentally ill and is having a breakdown.
This about says it all. I'm not much for the Democratic Party either, but Boehner has to be the worst and I just wonder what kind of scandal will be left in the wake of his exit? For some reason he's being touted as the only Republican capable of compromise. Seriously. In what universe does the media live in where Boehner is seen as someone who was this great statesman or a public servant carrying out the will of his constituents? Why is it that the day after the Pope gives congress the smackdown that he resigns? Is he hoping that the Pope will be getting all the media attention and no one will be looking at the reason for stepping down? He goes into a basement meeting with Republicans and sings "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah". What kind of professional does that? That's the kind of person that's supposed to be leading congress. I can see a visit to rehab in his future. It's good to know that when Boehner steps down in October he'll at least have created one job.
Remember this Mr. "Compromise" Boehner?

Monday, September 21, 2015

Chinese Puzzle

There's so much hype over the Pope. Now he's in Cuba and soon he'll be here! That's not what I'm looking at, I'm looking at Xi JinPing's visit. While everyone's hoping for the sight of a white pointy hat, I'll be watching what the White House will do and so far, we've really screwed up when it comes to China. 
The FBI arrested a Temple University professor, for espionage,
Whoops! Looks like the FBI made a mistake and that professor has been released.
 Then there's the Obama "Asian pivot" an excuse for "The Pacific theater of U.S. military operations to maintain the balance of power. "It is expected that when the 'rebalancing' or 'pivot' of forces from the Atlantic to the Pacific is complete, 60 percent of the U.S. Navy will be based in the Pacific"\
Let's be clear, the Pentagon, the State Department and all those military contractors need friction with China.So it doesn't surprise me when there's a lot of huffing and puffing about Chinese hacking. We need an excuse to treat China poorly. Somehow I don't think the Wall Street big banks want that.They want access to China's markets, and if Jinping is smart
he'll keep them out.Just like Obama's exclusion of the Chinese in his horrendous TPP deal he wants to ram down America's throat and everyone else who's nutty enough to enter into the negotiations.
The real story I think, will be the corporations that the Chinese President will be meeting with in Washington State. Jinping will probably be more successful with IBM and Amazon, Apple, also they love our cars for some reason, so GM will be there. According to what I've read our CEO's like investing in China, they don't want any of Obama's sanction threats pissing China off.
I'm thinking that Xi Jinping's visit to Seattle will be the real deal and then there will be a State dinner for Xi Jinping, in Washington D.C. Just think how cool it would be if they used Chinese finger traps at the State Dinner as favors!
 Some people are angry that the exact same effort made for the head of The People's Republic of China, has not been made for the Pope. It seems that people don't understand that the leader of a country is different than the leader of a religion. Shocking, that it could happen here in America! Just wait till the Pope meets transgender activists and a gay Episcopal priest, also a nun who has criticized the Pope on abortion issues. Hopefully this chill Pope will just want
to hang out with a glass of wine. It's going to be an exciting week, something for everyone!  

Friday, September 11, 2015

Profit From 9/11, It's the American Dream!

9/11 has become an event, where everyone says what they were doing when the planes hit the twin towers and how they found out. It's sort of like the assassination of JFK, except so many more people died. It left many of us shocked and sad and damaged the families of loved ones lost, for years to come. However, for some it was an opportunity, to declare war on something called "terrorism" a war we will never win and an excuse to invade a country on a lie, leaving more families grieving and our country in a perpetual state of war.
Iraq, is also in a perpetual state of war, even though that country did nothing to harm us, it will never be the same. I didn't know one person who actually wanted a war with Iraq, but that didn't matter, defense contractors did and our economy, which has never recovered from the Bush years, is now a debt ridden mess, that will probably fail again.   Where will the next war be? Another war based on bullshit so that capitalism can drag us all kicking and screaming along with it, that's my take on 9/11. It was an excuse to use so people could profit from other people's misery and so it goes...
Here we are fourteen years later, while we never directly invaded Syria (the CIA did the dirty work) millions are fleeing and no one seems to want them. Just to show how bankrupt we are as a country, President Obama says the US will take only 10,000 refugees (out of an estimated 3,000,000) and the most telling thing to me? That the UN is financially broke. not only that but the financial responsibilities that the US is supposed to maintain with the UN, are in such a mess, I can barely make out how much we are in arrears and still owe to them and what we pay. In 2005 it was $1.246 billion, I'm not sure what we pay them today, but, The UNHCR budget for 2015 stands at about $5.1 billion, with the US contributing more than all the other countries.
I am sure there is a whole load of corruption and waste at the UN, just like everywhere else, so refugees that are supposed to be getting help aren't, while someone's drinking champagne at a five star restaurant. I saw this video yesterday, and it pretty much sums up the way we treat people, who are poor and starving and need help.
This asshole "journalist" kicking children and tripping a man carrying a child. Notice she is the only "journalist" wearing a mask on her face. Who the hell acts like this? Cops, that's a given, thanks to the militarization of the police and all the lovely leftovers they were given from the  Iraq war. Which brings me back to 9/11 and the Middle East in chaos, for so many reasons, but the main ones are Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. Blackwater and Halliburton and all the other moneymakers that profited from 9/11 and the Iraq war build up of bullshit. Still we are bombing the crap out of Iraq, I doubt we will ever leave a country that has oil or access to it. 
For most people, 9/11 is a sad and somber day, for those who lost a family member in that carnage, the anniversary must always be a sad reminder. When I think of 9/11, I think of how our shock and sadness was twisted and used by the government so the rich could be made richer. The behavior of that woman kicking refugees, using them to create some kind of narrative is no different than what Cheney and his cronies did to the American people, to get a war for profit. This is common knowledge, yet no one has been charged with any crime, and they never will