Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Using Words From Approved School Text Gets Teacher In Hot Water

There's always someone who can't stand to hear the word "vagina" used in a biology class and who attacks the teacher. Look...vagina is the word. It refers to the female genitalia. The word for the male genitalia is "penis".  About half of us have one of these and the other half have the other one of these. This is a scientific fact. Bashing a teacher for using the scientific term for a body part in conjunction with a School Board approved text and lesson is nothing short of idiocy. I propose we help these people by using exposure therapy, so here:

Penis, vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina,
 penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, penis, vagina, penis. vagina, and so on...

It's just like saying man, woman, man, woman, and so on. These are scientific terms. They are the ones the doctor will use when examining your children. They are medical terms. It is the height f stupidity for anyone to investigate a science teacher for using scientific terms in conjunction with the state approved curriculum. It appears that Mormons don't want their children taught the appropriate term for vagina. In that case may I suggest the term, "pussy"? It's one that they already know.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Iraq War Blot on America's Soul

 I have, like many other disabled veterans, suffered from the inadequate and often inept care provided by the Veterans Administration. I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any politician. We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned. You, Mr. Bush, make much pretense of being a Christian. But isn’t lying a sin? Isn’t murder a sin? Aren’t theft and selfish ambition sins? I am not a Christian. But I believe in the Christian ideal. I believe that what you do to the least of your brothers you finally do to yourself, to your own soul.

The Letter

We were told that the Iraq war would be paid for by Iraqi oil. That made it OK? Of course it was a lie and we are facing a 6 trillion dollar ultimate cost of that war put on the back of the American worker.

But I've never understood how the party that drove the Iraq war could be so callous to the veterans who fought for them. They feed and care for their hunting dogs better.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Corker Has His Hands Dirty on the Deficit He Wants To Fix By Robbing Your Social Security

The Sunday reading assignment has to do with Republican's hysteria over budget deficits, even though they are the reason we have them. The GOP is making a big fuss over the deficits they created and want to correct by killing Social Security , Medicare, and the regulations that keep the 1% from stealing what little wealth the rest of us have left.

A few people know that Republicans filibustered two Democratic bills that would have stopped the draconian fiscal cuts known as the "sequester". What most folks don't realize is that the sequester was supposed to be so horrendous that it would force Democrats and Republicans into a compromise for the good of the whole country. 

During the "fiscal cliff" negotiations that opened 2013, President Obama laid out a fix to the sequester mess, limiting domestic and defense spending cuts to $200 billion. He sought to make up the difference by leveraging government purchasing power to reap $400 billion in health-care savings and banked another $200 billion by ending waste in farm subsidies and other "mandatory" spending. Obama rounded out his proposal by demanding sacrifice both from the wealthiest – limiting tax deductions and loopholes for the rich – and from future retirees, trimming Social Security payouts by adjusting the way Washington measures inflation. Twenty years ago, this is the kind of self-negotiated proposal that might have been floated by Republican Sen. Bob Dole. But the party of Eric Cantor and John Boehner reacted as if it had been proposed by Hugo Ch├ívez.

That is from today's must read.
Senator Bob Corker says the problem with the budget deficit is Social Security and Medicare. Actually Bob Corker is the problem with the budget deficit. The Iraq war, which he has supported since he got to the Senate, will add 6 trillion dollars to the deficit.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Why Romney Lost

First let's get something straight...Matt Lauer is a lying toad with a very nice smile. Scott Prouty did not, as Lauer claimed on NBC this morning,  "secretly" tape Mitt Romney. His camera was only one of lots of cameras in the room. It was sitting on the bar in front of Mr. Prouty in plain view of the Secret Service agent who was right behind him.  There many other people who videoed Romney's speech. Scott Prouty was the only person in the room brave enough to release it to the world.

A short clip of the speech was released in May of 2012. It was not the famous 47% clip. Prouty agonized over whether to release the video, fearing for his jobs (He works at more than one) and even his life. He knew he was going to be attacked by the right wing smear machine...Watch for it. After the short clip was released, Mitt Romney went on interviews claiming he was selectively edited and that he wished that the entire video would be released so people could see what he really said. Seeing that, Scott Prouty did as Mr. Romney requested.

Mitt Romney defended a deceptively edited video ad produced by his own campaign, the famous "You didn't build that" ad. When asked about it, Romney said, "That's how the game is played." I suppose the main stream media agreed with him since they let that statement go unchallenged. It appears that the media agrees that Americans want a President who has proved that he can lie to them with a straight face. Romney's campaign repeatedly released deceptively edited videos that gave false impressions of what Obama actually said. He also repeatedly defended this tactic of lying to the American people.

Mitt Romney is now supposed to have lost the election because Scott Prouty released a secret video of Romney that irrevocably damaged his campaign so that he received an ironic tally of 47% of the popular vote and lost the electoral vote by a landslide. He claimed it was "edited". It wasn't.  It wasn't secret and it wasn't edited and it was Mitt Romney's real words as he said them and as he meant them.

Mitt Romney lost the election for several reasons but a major factor had to be that someone released a video of...perhaps the only time he did it in his entire years long campaign of his lying and falsely edited videos of his opponent... a video of Mitt Romney telling the truth.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Republicans Just Want to Get Along With Obama

President Obama invited five Republicans to a White House screening of Lincoln attended by Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, and James Spader—and not a single one of them accepted his invitation.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Tidbits

The message of Sesame Street is clear. Sesame Street was funded by public funds with the hope that it would help poor kids. But it helped middle class kids because the parents sat with them and explained it, and the gap in knowing your letters between the poor and affluent was bigger after Sesame Street than before. 

  If you remove all forms of tax subsidies from the calculation, wind power is by far the least expensive form of electric power, solar is slightly more expensive than coal and gas but will pass them before a power plant started today could be finished.

Who ever judged a man for not being home to cook his child's dinner or wipe her nose? Or opting not to take paternity leave? Why this incessant drumbeat about women and the work/life choices they make? Why should only women shoulder the double burden of work and family responsibilities? And why hasn't the workplace caught up to the needs of the women who have been flooding into it for years now?

The not for profit voter registration organization, ACORN, has been completely exonerated, even though it no longer exists. Several of those involved in making and editing the videotapes have lost court cases and paid hefty damages to the people at Acorn, including $100,000.00 to the woman who James O'keefe falsely claimed did not call police after his pimp and prostitute attempt to catch them making illegal registrations. 

I have yet to meet a Republican who knows that, the day prior to it going into effect, the GOP filibustered two Senate bills that would have avoided the manufactured crisis known as the "sequester".

Your turn...

Friday, March 1, 2013

One Year Ago

Trayvon Martin was killed one year ago this week. He was walking through his own neighborhood and was confronted by a self proclaimed vigilante who apparently started a fight with Trayvon and then shot him claiming he was justified because the 17 year old kid was winning.