Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oslo Norway Terror Attack: Right Claims 'Jihadists Did It!'. Perp Is Fundamentalist Christian. US Gun Lobby Doesn't Care

A heinous (and - contrary to Fox News/Murdoch's WSJ/Wash Post's J Rubin's claims - unconnected to Al Quaida/Jihadists) terror attack in Oslo, Norway at the hands of a native Norwegian Anti-Muslim Fundamentalist Christian (!) who bombed government offices, shot 68 people & left 98+ dead, has led to calls for Norway's police to be armed.

*A Simple Truth (recent events prove): Neither a lack of being armed (as in Oslo) nor a lack of restrictive gun laws (AZ/Gifford event - 6 were killed) guarantees anyone's safety.

Yet, despite this well-documented fact, the American gun lobby is now actively co-opting the horrific acts in Oslo as evidence to support their call for more guns and fewer (if any) restrictions on carrying them - even to the point of collecting signatures for current House (extremist) legislation ("national right to carry reciprocity act") that - if passed - would allow civilians to concealed-carry across state lines... Regardless of the second State's own laws.

Hello?  Congress?  GOP members of Congress?  Uh, what the heck happened to all your adamant promises of "Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!" - should you be elected?  Well, enough of you were (regretfully) elected and you've done what...?

Nope.  Not one (nor any) of you has proposed - let alone passed - a single, itty-bitty Jobs Bill.

You haven't even bothered to propose a pitifully-lacking, token-gesture, just-going-through-the-motions 'Jobs Bill'... not even one that includes riders for more tax cuts for your stunningly-wealthy friends, corporate campaign contributors and your trusty fellow wall-street weasels.

Huh?  Go figure... Maybe what they meant to say when they were campaigning was: "Jokes! Jokes! Jokes!", instead?

Psst... And, to all of the right-wing bobble-headed broadcast and print media wing-nuts who charged, blindly, whilst carrying their eternally-burning Torches of Bigotry onto the "The Jihadists did it!" Bandwagon with oodles of uniformed and passionately-ignorant gusto...

F.Y.I.: Neither convicted American terrorist Tim McVeigh nor "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski were Jihadists, either.

I have a question for those Not-Really "The News" people: If all of your 'friends' were to jump off the Empire State Building...

I hope you enjoy this brief clip from last night's (7/25/11) The Rachel Maddow Show (with guest host Melissa Harris-Perry).

From the Oslo, Norway (Fundamentalist Christian) Terror Attack to The US Gun Lobby's & Reactionary Congressional Right-Wingers' Self-Serving and Public-Endangering Response:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

House Republicans Willful Refusal To Raise Debt Ceiling: Is It A Bluff?... Or Treason?

Congressional House Republicans have been ignoring/downplaying/denying what not only would be but, in fact, already are some significantly damaging effects of their party's unwavering refusal to raise the debt ceiling...

What they don't seem to understand is that, by their uncompromising action (or inaction) and the single motivation/intention behind it (if they actually follow through with the threat) they will, ultimately, go down in history as being the sole cause of America going into default...

Unless, that is, they're just Huffing & Puffing & Bluffing (A likely scenario - one which is already causing unnecessary damage to our economy and our nation.).

Regardless, they're being silly.

Well, no... they've been silly. Now they're being ridiculous...

*No, Representative Mo Brooks (R.) of Alabama ~ The United States Of America's global credit rating will most definitely NOT improve if House Republicans cause our country to go into default (And, may I add: "...You Moron.").

Recently, when thousands of Americans defaulted on their home loans, I didn't hear of a single bank or mortgage company that raised their credit ratings as a reward for doing so... did you?

The Simple Reality is simply this: These (irrational? incompetent?) GOP assholes will (obviously) stop at nothing - including potentially throwing our economy into yet another tailspin - if they think it will reflect badly on our sitting Democratic President.

That's been their unabashed, self-proclaimed goal from day one - not "Jobs. Jobs. Jobs."

Simply Put: Actions speak louder than words.

Stop listening to all the rehearsed rhetoric.

Do one simple thing: Look at/Watch their actions (or inaction).

I don't know about you (though I'm certain that I'm not alone) but I have One Word  for their abhorrent behavior: Treason.

Here's a brief clip from the July 20, 2011 The Rachel Maddow Show. It includes a quick diary entry penned by the one and only late President Ronald Reagan - on the day he'd met with an up-till-then uncooperative Congress about raising the debt ceiling during his Administration (they did so 18 times in that period).


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

News Of The World, News Corp, News America & Rupert Murdoch: "Hacking, What Hacking?" (Ethics? What Ethics?)

Contrary to what Scandal-Ridden News Corp says...

And, contrary to what News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, his son James and the recently arrested former editor of News Corp's News International, Rebekah Brooks, are undoubtedly going to claim when they testify (*perjure) themselves before Parliament, today...

The raging and utterly-disgusting Phone Hacking Scandal going on right now in Great Britain involving News Corp's now defunct 'News Of The World' was absolutely NOT an "isolated incident".

And, not only was it Not isolated exclusively to the birdcage liner that was 'News Of The World'... It was not and is not an isolated incident 'across the Pond' in Great Britain.

The Unencumbered-By-Ethics & Morally-Bankrupt Mega Media-Monopoly Monstrosity commonly known as "News Corp" has worked non-stop for its hard-earned record "longer than anyone's arm" of unethical & illegal business behavior, computer espionage (with enormou$ out-of-court $ettlements being paid) and Hacking that includes our Beloved United States Of America and Small Businesses in America, too.

Just ask New Jersey...

Bad News Corp!... Bad Rupert Murdoch!... Very, Very Bad!

Want Proof? Here's Proof:
(From Monday, July 18, 2011's TRMS)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Legal Concealed Firearm Fiasco Endangers The Great State Of Ohio

True Or False? ~

The State Of Ohio Just Made It Perfectly Legal For Civilians To Carry Concealed Firearms Into Bars In That State?

Believe It Or Not... It's True!
(Beat The Rush: Buy Your Greyhound Ticket, Now!)

There Is One Exception To The New Law:
If You Are Already Drunk, You Are Not Allowed To Concealed Carry In The Bar.

My Condolences To The Various Bar Staffs, Ohio's Finest and The Families Of Those Yet To Be Caught In The Cross-Fire.

(From Monday, July 11th's Rachel Maddow Show):

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Men Who Stare At Goats: The Rest Of The Story... It's A Trip!

I just watched The Men Who Stare At Goats on Netflix. And, I wanted to share the review I submitted:
Netflix's "Most Helpful" Review(er) said: "Son of Dr Strangelove, headed for cult movie status." ~ I agree. Absolutely! Although I came to this movie with more information on the subject than the average viewer probably has and, therefore, found it didn't quite live up to what I'd hoped it would be (I'd hoped for a "serious" take on the subject)... once I accepted that the filmmakers had simply taken it in another, campy, "Quixotic" direction,  I really enjoyed TMWSAG.

Netflix's 3rd Review(er) said: "Psychic branch of the Military Specials Forces is a bit of a stretch for openers."  Actually...no, it isn't "a stretch". Several years ago, I'd heard about and read up on the U.S. military's forays into researching and evaluating the value of utilizing the remarkable skills of those with highly-developed/naturally-advanced "psychic" abilities and discern whether or not such skills would be of worthwhile benefit to and/or create a significant advantage for the US military/intelligence communities. If you're interested, Google it. SRI (Stanford Research Institute) was one of the highly-respected facilities used in the research of remote-viewing. American physicists Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ were lead researchers. Also, MK-Ultra - mentioned briefly in the film - was real. It was a covert and highly-illegal CIA operation in which the spooks actually dosed unwitting civilians with LSD (in San Francisco) and then followed them around to see how they reacted. At the time, the CIA was hoping to develop an effective mind-control method. Seriously. Please take the time to look into the fascinating (and harrowing) history behind the premise of the movie... that is, if you believe the government when they say that all those programs ended in the 1970's. Kurt (Cobain) was right. Just because I'm paranoid...