Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Death of the Dollar

Will the dollar collapse? Some say it will. James Petras says it will not. Democrats in congress are not worried. They are in on the exploitation of the working classes. Hell, isn't everyone but the workers?

Only a dramatic showing of protest of the current economic situations can turn the tide. But, the powers that be are not stupid. They know that it is safe to carry things only so far before the multitudes have had enough. They know just how far to take things. That being said, what do you plan to do about it? How do you plan to fight poverty in this country? Your vote alone will not do it. I have no hope that one person in the White House can change the world. It is going to take a lot more than that. There are far to many vested interests with far too much power. It is truly up to us.

The time has come for us to unite and rise up. I am ready. Will you get on board? Will you call your representatives and senators unrelentingly? Are you willing to write letters to the editor, carry a sign and help show others the way?

It is time to sink or swim. The neo-cons are organized and have plans. If you question that, look at what has happened in New Orleans. They are using Shock Economics in it's purest form there. Read about shock economics and see for yourself. After you do that, call a congress person, write a letter. Do something to be heard. The future of your family, country and the world depends on it.

Mitt Has Brass Balls

How about this guy? He buys the largest radio stations during a presidential campaign. Handy, no?

Friday, December 7, 2007

Remember Pearl Harbor

Today is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Remember that? Who would have thought that we would come to a time in our history where a new memory would over shadow that day. Alas, sadly we do.

I recall going aboard the USS Arizona in Hawaii some time back. There are souls there, I swear it. I was lucky enough to get aboard a private launch with 3 other people and the navy color guard that morning. We got to be present when they raised the flag as they do every morning. As I stood watching, right hand on heart, I felt the presence of many others. They were silently watchful. They were there with us. Other people have spoken of this but I truly did not expect to experience this. It was eerie and sad. The ceremony over, I wandered the deck that had been built over what was left of the ship. Looking over the side, I could see oil, after all these years, still rising to the top of the water. I knew *they* were down there. They knew I could feel them. Needless to say, it was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

Please do take a moment today to remember Pearl Harbor and the men who gave their lives for our freedom. In so doing, perhaps a little vow that they may not have died in vain. We are so close to losing all we have fought for over the last 231 years. The time has come to make a stand, to fight again, this time without weapons but with as strong a determination as ever we have had. Remember "if you don't stand for something you will fall for anything".

The neocons have in place their plans to steal the election by changing the rules in the great state of California. New edicts make us technically their enemy. We are in dire peril and most Americans want to sleep, watch TV or go shopping through it. Those of us who are awake will have to take up the slack. We have a big job to do, no time for rest. Be ever watchful and determined to fight back, I beg you.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The New Wave

Five Guard Brigades Alerted for Deployment
These troops won't be deployed till summer of 2009. Hmmm, 2009! So I guess the plan is to be in both Afghanistan and Iraq two years from now. Here's hoping they will be entitled to health care (and won't need it) when they get back, assuming they do get back. Please note that thousands of troops are not qualified for VA benefits. Those who earn $30,000 a year or more are on their own. Of course they may not have a job when they get back. Many do not. Shame on you Mr. Bush.

Guilty Pleasures

It does not take much to amuse our pResident. Only this morning, the morning of Dec.3, in the cold, Mr.Bush held a news conference in the rose garden at OUR white house. What a sense of humor he has. Reporters waited in the cold from 9 a.m. for his nibs to appear from his warm abode. Is that a knee slapper or what?