Monday, March 31, 2014

How can politicians make Obamacare the winning message? It’s in the polls.

How can politicians make Obamacare the winning message? It’s in the polls.

60 Minutes: "What's the headline here? Stock Market's Rigged!" Updated

60 Minutes: "What's the headline here? Stock Market's Rigged!" Updated

Ida B. Wells: a Passion for Justice


GOP's Obamacare spite means death toll for red states

GOP's Obamacare spite means death toll for red states

GOP's Obamacare spite means death toll for red states

GOP's Obamacare spite means death toll for red states

FCC Takes Stand Against Media Consolidation | Free Press

FCC Takes Stand Against Media Consolidation | Free Press

Jamie Raskin Discusses Hobby Lobby and Corporate Religion | blog.pfaw.org

Jamie Raskin Discusses Hobby Lobby and Corporate Religion | blog.pfaw.org

In Hobby Lobby, Corporations Pray for the Right to Deny Workers Contraception ( Discriminate) | People For the American Way

The Gospel of Citizens United: In Hobby Lobby, Corporations Pray for the Right to Deny Workers Contraception | People For the American Wayhobby lobby report cover

Republican Bill Threatens Health Care for 1 Million Workers

Republican Bill Threatens Health Care for 1 Million Workers

Republican Bill Threatens Health Care for 1 Million Workers

Republican Bill Threatens Health Care for 1 Million Workers

Represent.Us: A Movement for the People


A Threat to American Democracy


Take Action: Extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

Take Action: Extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Debate: Should Progressive Become Independents if Democrats Don't Truly Work for Change

The Debate: Independence or PartisanshipCONGRESS SCENE 1

Reviewing "The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism"

Reviewing "The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism"

Newt Gingrich says wealthy donors like Sheldon Adelson have too much influence

Newt Gingrich says wealthy donors like Sheldon Adelson have too much influence

Virginia (is it really a) Christian school forces eight-year-old girl to leave because she looks too much like a boy

Virginia Christian school forces eight-year-old girl to leave because she looks too much like a boy

Tell Bill O’Reilly: Apologize to Barbara Lee

Tell Bill O’Reilly: Apologize to Barbara Lee

Suspect Ships: Is Everything About Iran Threatening?

Suspect Ships: Is Everything About Iran Threatening?

Progressive icon Barbara Lee is under attack, and she needs our help. | CREDO Action

Progressive icon Barbara Lee is under attack, and she needs our help. | CREDO Action

The Iraq War's Real Legacy


Judge Rules Goldman Must Face Lawsuit Over Mortgage Securities - NBC News.com

Judge Rules Goldman Must Face Lawsuit Over Mortgage Securities - NBC News.com

Eugene Robinson | Tilting at Windbags: The GOP Pines for the Cold War Era

Eugene Robinson | Tilting at Windbags: The GOP Pines for the Cold War Era

Congress Uses Ukraine as Excuse To Expand Explosive, Polluting LNG Exports, Gas Prices Rise Significantly in US

Congress Uses Ukraine as "Shock Doctrine" Excuse To Expand Explosive and Polluting Gas (LNG) Exports

ALEC: The New-and-Improved Political Corruption | Barbara J. Easterling

ALEC: The New-and-Improved Political Corruption | Barbara J. Easterling

'Give America a Raise' Bus Tour Rolls into Pennsylvania

'Give America a Raise' Bus Tour Rolls into Pennsylvania

Friday, March 28, 2014

Papantonio: Hobby Lobby Is DOA

Papantonio: Hobby Lobby Is DOA

Cartoon: Religious Liberty for Corporations

Cartoon: Religious Liberty for Corporations

P. Diddy greets Nissan workers in support at Common/Danny Glover concert...


And the first state to pass a $10.10 minimum wage is ... Connecticut!

And the first state to pass a $10.10 minimum wage is ... Connecticut!

Chris Hayes tries to deal with a boatload of Koch crazy

Chris Hayes tries to deal with a boatload of Koch crazy

The New Billionaire Political Bosses - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

The New Billionaire Political Bosses - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

The 67 Richest Are as Wealthy as the World's Poorest 3.5 Billion - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

The 67 Richest Are as Wealthy as the World's Poorest 3.5 Billion - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

It's Ugly


Raise the Wage - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Raise the Wage - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Tell PBS station WGBH: Remove David Koch from your board! - SierraRise - Stories to Save the Planet

Tell PBS station WGBH: Remove David Koch from your board! - SierraRise - Stories to Save the Planet

Don't Believe Corporate Media Hype About the 2014 Elections; Looked Bad in 2012 Also

2014 looks as bad for Democrats as 2012, and how did that year turn out?U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers questions from reporters after the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Tell Congress: Stop the attacks on wind energy! | CREDO Action

Tell Congress: Stop the attacks on wind energy! | CREDO Action

Thursday, March 27, 2014

An Open Letter to "Po White Trash" Working Class Republicans

     Don't Let THEM Divide US!



       Yes, I did write po white trash! I wrote it though, to provoke a reaction from you, not because I have any ill will towards you. I knew that if I called you that you would be highly offended, just as I would be if you called me a nigger. I knew when I decided to write this letter that the title would bring the angriest possible response, but I had to use it in order to get your undivided attention. 
      And now that I have it, let me start by saying that I can't understand why so many working class people vote for republicans. The republican politicians are ruining this country, but it seems the working class republicans can't seem to fathom just what is happening in/to this country. Working class white people (po white trash) continue to vote in droves for people who don't mean them any good. Well, these tea party politicians encourage you to call me that name, but behind your backs they're the ones who call you that other name. You're not one of them. You're ordinary, everyday people JUST LIKE ME! You can't go to their homes and visit them socially. I would probably show much more hospitality to you than they would, and I would bet that you would be a whole lot more comfortable around me than you would around them. But they turn American against American because if they keep us divided, they can continue doing anything they want to us. That's why they gave poison tongued and hate filled people like Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Laura Ingram microphones. They want to keep us at each other's throats. That's how they were able to pass laws that sounded like they were investing in new jobs in America, but really gave them tax breaks to ship American manufacturing jobs overseas. They also repealed a law that kept our banking system on sound footing. Without the Glass-Stegall regulations in place the banking system spun out of control and crashed. And then they packed the SCOTUS with conservative judges who ruled that corporations have the same rights as people and can spend unlimited amounts of money to buy all our elected officials. And they have just about completely succeeded in doing that.
      They tell you that the government wants to take your guns and whip you into a frenzy. You're so mad that you want to brandish your weapons at the President of the US because he happens to be a black man. The truth is, you have less to fear from Obama than you do the people who are pushing you to hate Obama. You believe that homosexualism is unacceptable to God. So do I, but they're using your feelings to their advantage while I just leave the judgment aspect up to God. As a Christian, my motto is to live and let live. My obligation is to tell them that God is not pleased with their lifestyle, not to bend them to my will. These people don't believe what you believe. it's just a tool they use to control you. Again, they want to keep you whipped up into a frenzy so that they can do things behind your back while you're not paying attention. They claim to be religious, but they don't believe in God any more than they believe in "the man in the moon". But they know that you're against birth control and abortion. So they use that to their advantage by claiming religious exemptions, so they won't have to purchase health insurance for their employees. You're the employees they don't want to provide health care for. But you take their sides and vote for them because they picked and chose some issues that ware dear to you. But again those issues are not dear to them.
      Conservative republican politicians tell you that you'll lose your job if the minimum wage goes up, but corporations can afford to pay ONE person tens of millions of dollars a year. For the money they pay only one of those executives they could pay nearly one thousand workers $12 hr. and contribute $2 per hr. for group health care and $2 per hr. towards their retirement. If the Walton family is worth tens of billions of dollars, don't you believe that anyone who works for them should earn a wage they can live on, rather than have to depend on government assistance so they are able survive from week to week?
      Conservative republicans tell you that somehow it's going to hurt us to provide health care for our fellow citizens, and you believe them. How can it hurt your state government if the federal is paying 100% of the cost? Whatever the price of your healthcare is will be supplemented, not deducted from. How can the state lose
 Conservatives tell you that running a pipeline above an aquifer that supplies 30% of the nation's drinking water supply can't possibly leak, and you believe them. At this very moment, many pipelines just like that pipeline are leaking and causing environmental damage throughout the nation right now!
      Conservatives tell you that giving corporations and the super rich more and more tax breaks will be good for all of us, and you believed it. Do you know any working class person who has gotten better off since conservative hero, Ronald Reagan, was president?
      The bottom line is that you working po white trash and us niggers and every other working group in this country need to come together for the common good if we are going to do anything to make the situation better in this country of ours.

She's the One - Narrated by Maria Shriver


$1Billion, 100 Million in Bipartsan Aid to Ukraine While Americans Suffer. Are Democrats Really on Our Side Either?! It's Time to Put America First, NOW!

It's Time To Put America FirstSens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), right, and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) speak about the Ukraine aid bill at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 27, 2014. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times)

US House votes to allow dumping of coal mining waste into streams | Under the Dome Blog | NewsObserver.com

US House votes to allow dumping of coal mining waste into streams | Under the Dome Blog | NewsObserver.com

Is This the Guy I Voted For.....Twice?! Whatever Wil Hillary Be Like If She Became President?

Anger, Disbelief as Obama Defends US Invasion of Iraq | Common Dreams

Anger, Disbelief as Obama Defends US Invasion of Iraq | Common Dreams

Anger, Disbelief as Obama Defends US Invasion of Iraq | Common Dreams

Jon Stewart explains Hobby Lobby's idiotic anti-Obamacare rationale

Jon Stewart explains Hobby Lobby's idiotic anti-Obamacare rationale

Hypocritical Republican "So-Called Christians" Cause Catholic Plaintiff to Disdain Hearing the Name Jesus Blasphemed in Their prayers

Major Victory Today in Prayer Lawsuit!--IMPORTANT UPDATE x 2

IRS Chief Tells Issa's Oversight Committee to Go Eff Itself

IRS Chief Tells Issa's Oversight Committee to Go Eff Itself

What Establishment, Corporate DC Democrats Don’t Understand About Populism | The Nation

What DC Democrats Don’t Get About Populism | The NationRick Weiland

A Democrat-Sponsored Tax Cut Calls the GOP’s Anti-Poverty Bluff | The Nation

A Democrat-Sponsored Tax Cut Calls the GOP’s Anti-Poverty Bluff | The Nation

Student Activists to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick: Say No to New Fossil Fuel Construction | The Nation

Student Activists to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick: Say No to New Fossil Fuel Construction | The Nation

MoveOn Petitions - .@secgen, @amnesty, @hrw, @aclu: Boycott & Sanction CIA Head John Brennan

MoveOn Petitions - .@secgen, @amnesty, @hrw, @aclu: Boycott & Sanction CIA Head John Brennan

MoveOn.org: Stand Up to GOP Bullies

MoveOn.org: Stand Up to GOP Bullies

The Climate Reality Project | MAKE CARBON HISTORY

The Climate Reality Project | MAKE CARBON HISTORY

Koch Brothers Exposed


Wisconsin, What Happens When Billionaires and Corporations Buy a State Government

Taking a Stand Against Secrecy | PR WatchImage of money over capitol building

New Angles to Stop KXL: EPA Could Put the Brakes on KXL | PR Watch

New Angles to Stop KXL: EPA Could Put the Brakes on KXL | PR Watch

GOP Bill Designed to Disrupt John Doe Dark Money Probe, Court Filings Confirm | PR Watch

GOP Bill Designed to Disrupt John Doe Dark Money Probe, Court Filings Confirm | PR WatchImage of money over capitol building

In Wisconsin Selective Prosecution Claims in John Doe Filings Fall Flat | PR Watch

Selective Prosecution Claims in John Doe Filings Fall Flat | PR WatchImage of money over capitol building

Another Billionaire Attempting to Buy the US presidency and the American Congress

With Eyes on 2016, Walker Courts Sheldon Adelson Cash in Sin City | PR WatchImage of money over capitol building

Tell Congress: End the Pentagon slush fund | CREDO Action

Tell Congress: End the Pentagon slush fund | CREDO Action

Petition | DEA: Stop Blocking Medical Marijuana Research for Treating Veterans with PTSD | Change.org

Petition | DEA: Stop Blocking Medical Marijuana Research for Treating Veterans with PTSD | Change.org

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rand Paul Accuses President Barack Obama of Not Being Black Enough!

Did Rand Paul just accuse Barack Obama of being 'not black enough?'Rand Paul speaking to his father's supporters at a

Washington Post Blog Prints Heartbreaking Letter from Teacher

Washington Post Blog Prints Heartbreaking Letter from Teacher

Eugene Robinson Breaks Up Paul Ryan's "Culture" Argument

Eugene Robinson take down Paul Ryan

How The GOP Is Keeping Millions From Getting Healthcare | The Nation

How The GOP Is Keeping Millions From Getting Healthcare | The Nation

MoveOn Petitions - Don't let the NRA choose our U.S. Surgeon General

MoveOn Petitions - Don't let the NRA choose our U.S. Surgeon General

MoveOn Petitions - Don't let the NRA choose our U.S. Surgeon General

MoveOn Petitions - Don't let the NRA choose our U.S. Surgeon General

Hundreds occupy the Capitol & take direct action against "Wall Street's ...


Bill Maher Most Republican Voters 'Just Corporate America's Useful Idiots'


Bill Maher New Rules Dead Man's Party (The Power of Language)


Matt Drudge, the Lying "Journalist"; No Surprise!

Drudge debunked on, what else, Obamacare

Charlie Pierce Really BLASTS Chickenhawk Bill Kristol!

Charlie Pierce's rant to the odious Bill Kristol is a thing of awesome beauty

Corporate News Media Telling You Repubs Will Win Elections This Year Because They Want to Discourage YOU From Voting!

Why They're Telling Us We've Already Lost in November

Koch Power Raised Gasoline Prices By 40 Cents A Gallon Overnight

Koch Power Raised Gasoline Prices By 40 Cents A Gallon Overnight

The NLRB Must Do It's Job and Restore Democracy at Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga

The NLRB Must Restore Democracy in ChattanoogaThe Volkswagen plant, where a recent union election may be overturned due to outside interference, in Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 28, 2014. (Photo: Tami Chappell / The New York Times)

ONE MILLION STRONG REJECTING THE 2014 RYAN BUDGET | www.dccc.org

ONE MILLION STRONG REJECTING THE 2014 RYAN BUDGET | www.dccc.org

Listen to This Rich 'So-Called" Expert Attempt to Defend Walmart's Corporate Welfare

▶ Welfare for Walmart - YouTube

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Poetic Justice Strikes the CEO of ExxonMobil

Poetic Justice Strikes the CEO of ExxonMobil

This Statistic Should Shut Down Any Talk of Cutting Social Security

This Statistic Should Shut Down Any Talk of Cutting Social Security

Renewables dominate new U.S. electrical capacity | Grist

Renewables dominate new U.S. electrical capacity | Grist

Renewables dominate new U.S. electrical capacity | Grist

Renewables dominate new U.S. electrical capacity | Grist

Did Wisconsin Cut Women's Cancer Screening To Avoid Medicaid Expansion?

Did Wisconsin Cut Women's Cancer Screening To Avoid Medicaid Expansion?

Can You Believe This? Women Republicans Try To Explain Why Women Don't Need Equal Pay

Women Republicans Try To Explain Why Women Don't Need Equal Pay

Why Isn't Duke Energy Being Criminally Prosecuted? Another Coal Ash Disaster: Cited for Intentionally Dumping Millions of Gallons of Toxic Waste - Salon.com

Another coal ash disaster: Duke Energy cited for intentionally dumping millions of gallons of toxic waste - Salon.comAnother coal ash disaster: Duke Energy cited for intentionally dumping millions of gallons of toxic waste

Social Security Has Been and Continues to Take Backdoor Cuts for Nearly 20 Years Thanks to Republican Austerity Cuts

Social Security already hit by the austerity squeezeRoosevelt Signs The Social Security Act: President Roosevelt signs Social Security Act, at approximately 3:30 pm EST on 14 August 1935. Standing with Roosevelt are Rep. Robert Doughton (D-NC); unknown person in shadow; Sen. Robert Wagner (D-NY); Rep. John

$10 an hour wages, benefits, promotions ... and it's a burger chain

$10 an hour wages, benefits, promotions ... and it's a burger chain

$10 an hour wages, benefits, promotions ... and it's a burger chain

$10 an hour wages, benefits, promotions ... and it's a burger chain

Ben Folds Pulls Ad from "Scary As Hell" Rush Limbaugh

Ben Folds Pulls Ad from "Scary As Hell" Rush Limbaugh

President Obama: Declassify the CIA torture report | American Civil Liberties Union

President Obama: Declassify the CIA torture report | American Civil Liberties Union

White House trying to salvage surgeon general nomination

White House trying to salvage surgeon general nomination

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to Senate Democrats: Don’t cave to the NRA. Give Dr. Vivek Murthy a fair vote for Surgeon General.

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to Senate Democrats: Don’t cave to the NRA. Give Dr. Vivek Murthy a fair vote for Surgeon General.

Watch MoveOn’s Anna Galland Discuss Medicaid Expansion with Chris Hayes on MSNBC and Join the Campaign | MoveOn.Org | Democracy In Action

Watch MoveOn’s Anna Galland Discuss Medicaid Expansion with Chris Hayes on MSNBC and Join the Campaign | MoveOn.Org | Democracy In Action

RootsAction: Thank you for telling the President and Attorney General: Hands Off Edward Snowden!

RootsAction: Thank you for telling the President and Attorney General: Hands Off Edward Snowden!

Let's end the student debt crisis! | CREDO Mobilize

Let's end the student debt crisis! | CREDO Mobilize

Let's end the student debt crisis! | CREDO Mobilize

Let's end the student debt crisis! | CREDO Mobilize

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Holds the Megaphone for Corporate America

Finally, Corporate America Will Have a VoiceBartiromo

Conservatives Want the Bloodletting to Begin in Ukraine so that Military Arms Profits Can Start Rolling In

Hawks Want Obama to Be More Like Jimmy Carter

Friday, March 21, 2014

Why Is It That So Many Reporters Seem To Know So Little About Obamacare?

Why Is It That So Many Reporters Seem To Know So Little About Obamacare?

Along With Rahm Emmanuel, Andrew Cuomo Act As Republicans After Being Elected as Democrats

DREAM Act Narrowly Fails in NY Senate After Gov. Andrew Cuomo Failed to Push Passage

Hugo Chavez is Gone Now US Government Wants to Bring Down the Government of the Next Democratically Elected President of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro. It the Oil, Stupid

John Kerry Doubles Down on Venezuela, Despite Being Alone

Former Ambassador: Russia Responding to Years of U.S. Hostility - Truthdig

Former Ambassador: Russia Responding to Years of U.S. Hostility - Truthdig

CIA Asset Susan Lindauer Can Now Speak 10 years after 9-11.


Scott Brown gets an awkward lesson about Obamacare

Scott Brown gets an awkward lesson about Obamacare

Hip-Hop Star Common to Perform in Support of Nissan Workers

Hip-Hop Star Common to Perform in Support of Nissan Workers

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round to Give America a Raise

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round to Give America a Raise

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to Eric Holder: Make prosecuting mortgage fraud a top priority

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to Eric Holder: Make prosecuting mortgage fraud a top priority

Stand Up to the NRA and Support Your Nominee for Surgeon General | CREDO Mobilize

Stand Up to the NRA and Support Your Nominee for Surgeon General | CREDO Mobilize

Sen Vitter: "God Bless the Koch Brothers" - YouTube

Sen Vitter: "God Bless the Koch Brothers" - YouTube

Sen Vitter: "God Bless the Koch Brothers"


Take Action: Disclose the Big Money | Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate, Oregon

Take Action: Disclose the Big Money | Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate, Oregon

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Study Shows Dangers of Trade Agreements That Help Corporations Sue Governments

New Study Shows Dangers of Trade Agreements That Help Corporations Sue Governments

Armed Angry White Males the New Domestic Terrorists

Armed Angry White Males the New Domestic Terrorists

New Report: Fortune 100 Companies Have Received $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently

New Report: Fortune 100 Companies Have Received $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently

Eleven Years Ago: The Questions the Media Didn’t Ask Before We Went to War in Iraq | The Nation

Eleven Years Ago: The Questions the Media Didn’t Ask Before We Went to War in Iraq | The Nation

Eleven Years Ago: The Questions the Media Didn’t Ask Before We Went to War in Iraq | The Nation

Eleven Years Ago: The Questions the Media Didn’t Ask Before We Went to War in Iraq | The Nation

De Blasio Settles With 1,500 Minority FDNY Applicants in Discrimination Lawsuit | The Nation

De Blasio Settles With 1,500 Minority FDNY Applicants in Discrimination Lawsuit | The Nation

An 87 Percent Vote for a $15-an-Hour Wage | The Nation

An 87 Percent Vote for a $15-an-Hour Wage | The Nation

Stop approving oil and gas infrastructure | CREDO Mobilize

Stop approving oil and gas infrastructure | CREDO Mobilize

Sen. McConnell: End General Electric's Tax Loophole | CREDO Mobilize

Sen. McConnell: End General Electric's Tax Loophole | CREDO Mobilize

ONE MILLION STRONG REJECTING THE 2014 RYAN BUDGET | www.dccc.org

ONE MILLION STRONG REJECTING THE 2014 RYAN BUDGET | www.dccc.org

RootsAction: Move the Money Out of the Military

RootsAction: Move the Money Out of the Military

RootsAction: Move the Money Out of the Military

RootsAction: Move the Money Out of the Military

No Taxation Without Representation

No Taxation Without Representation

This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’

This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’

Course Correction

A Change of Focus    Photo

 
      After nearly four years on two blogs (Blogdog's Expose', The Progressive Mile), 1153 posts (mostly copies of other people's articles) and 11.311 page views, I have decided that I need to change the focus of my articles and to write mostly as myself rather than as a blogger. The reasons being are these.
      First, I have come to the conclusion that people, especially black people, have become apathetic (uncaring) for many reasons. Some of us don't care because we feel that our vote doesn't count anyway, so we won't engage in politics or any other activity to improve our society. Some don't care because we have managed to work our way to a comfortable place in our society. Once we do that we become unconcerned about others and just want to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Well there is definitely nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy the thing you have worked for. After all we should "take time to smell the roses along the way". But in our success we should still be concerned about others AND the society in which we live. If not, just what is happening, will happen. Our society will begin to deteriorate. And the deterioration is picking up steam. All you have to do is pick up any newspaper or watch any tv news broadcast to see what I mean. All kinds of crazy things are happening. I'm  not just speaking about America in general, but right here in Lake Charles. In years past I had thought that we in this city were blessed in that many of the things that were happening in other places were not happening in "our neck of the woods". Just the other day a12 year old shot a 15 year old. The 15 year old is in critical condition in a local hospital. And that is just the latest shocking incident that has happened in our city in the last few years.
      What could be the cause of these things happening. You may disagree, but I have a few ideas as to the reasons. I can tell you that as a young man growing up in poverty, I had a hard time feeling that anybody cared about me. So as I grew up, my heart began to grow cold over the years. I had no love for others in return, and I did anything I felt I could get away with. I also felt that what ever I wanted to do that was wrong, I was too smart to get caught. When this is your attitude, you'll do just about anything your mind can imagine. And now we have a whole city and society full of young men and women who have come up that same way and who are raising children the same way. And what about the white community, especially the rural white community? Why do their children Bring guns to school and want to kill everybody in school? Could it be that they are isolated in the country and are being taught to hate people who don't look like them? In the meantime they are being given these weapons of war and then being left to their own devices and neglected by their parents. And in the meantime it is the people who look just like them who are bullying them and making their life hell. They have the means, the reason, the motivation and the opportunity. Who are they gonna kill?!
If we don't find some kind of way to reach out to, and convince our young people that we're concerned about them, it won't much longer before our community and country are torn apart.
      But there were a few of what I call "Divine Interventions" that happened to change the course of my life. The first was that my mother, even though she didn't go with us, sent us to Church on a regular basis. I enjoyed going to Church and playing with the other children AND learning about God. It gave me a foundation for living my life. Next was the fact that there a few teachers who encouraged me greatly during my school years and whom I felt DID care about me. And the last thing but surely not the least, was that somehow the right woman to help me struggle through this life was just dumped right into my lap (maybe I'll tell that story some other time). The point I'm trying to make is that, if we try, lives CAN be changed for the better. 
       And now we come to the part for my course correction in my writings. You see our problems aren't political in nature, they are spiritual. Politics, nor will any politician ever make our society any better. As a matter fact. our politicians, of both persuasions, have our government on a course to destruction as we speak. Government has never been the problem, it's the people who control the government that's the problem. A corrupt government will corrupt the people.
      As far as people are concerned, you can't legislate better people. You have to build better people. It will take spiritual power to do that. I know that many of you don't know what I'm talking about, but it's time to find out FOR YOURSELF. If you want to build a better  And we all have to take part. It will not be a " spectator sport". It's gonna take a lot of work throughout our society. It CAN be done if we depend on help from God. The alternative is that our society will go the way of all the rest of the supposedly great societies that decayed from the inside. And make no mistake about, it will happen in the next few years. Our eyes will see it. And so, for those reasons I have decided to focus on the spiritual aspects rather than the political realm. When it comes to politics, we can never be fully satisfied. There will always be some disappointment. But for those of us who trust in God, a time is coming when there will be TRUE justice and Righteousness. So while I am not completely abandoning hope for politics, from this time forward my focus will be mostly of a spiritual nature


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wall Street Banks Want to Have Their Cake and Eat It Too!

Banks Seek To Sway Critical GAO ReportBanks.

Western Oil Companies Control the Oil; Who Cares What Happens in Iraq Now?!

The Iraq War: Forgotten in Plain Sight

Fixing the Facts To Create a Crisis With Iran

Fixing the Facts To Create a Crisis With Iran

Abby Huntsman Promotes the Wall Street Banksters' Big Lie

Abby Huntsman Promotes the Wall Street Banksters' Big Lie

Dems in Same Boat as Repubs; Taking Corporate Money, Slanting Right

Fat Cats and Suck-Ups

RootsAction: Move the Money Out of the Military

RootsAction: Move the Money Out of the Military

Every Democrat who wants to win should memorize Rick Ungar's piece on the FACTS about Obamacare

Every Democrat who wants to win should memorize Rick Ungar's piece on the FACTS about Obamacare

What do Hitler, the super-rich and journalistic hackery have in common?

What do Hitler, the super-rich and journalistic hackery have in common?

F-Rated Charter Schools WITHOUT Approval? Only in Florida

Want to Build an F-Rated Charter School? WITHOUT Approval? Only in Florida

Students kicked out of Christie town hall for asking about Sandy aid

Students kicked out of Christie town hall for asking about Sandy aid

Cartoon: War time classic

Cartoon: War time classic

Corporate News Media Not Reporting on ObamaCare Successes in Red States

ObamaCare in a Red State

Kansas Moves to Legalize Police Retaliation, Criminalize Citizens; Next Step to Police Privatization

Kansas Moves to Legalize Police Retaliation

A Call for Expanded Pre-K


Petition | The Department of Veterans Affairs: Change Medical Debt Policies; Stop Punishing Veterans with Debt | Change.org

Petition | The Department of Veterans Affairs: Change Medical Debt Policies; Stop Punishing Veterans with Debt | Change.org

ColorOfChange.org | Tell Sen. Leahy: We need judges who will protect our civil rights

ColorOfChange.org | Tell Sen. Leahy: We need judges who will protect our civil rights

Peter Richardson: The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark - Book Review - Truthdig

Peter Richardson: The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark - Book Review - Truthdig

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Church Comission Staff Calls NSA Spying Scandal a Serious Problem

Church Committee staff: NSA 'dwarfs' past spying scandals | TheHill

Corporations Use Ignorance of Tea Party People Like Paul Ryan to Keep Us Divided

The Useful Idiots of the Corporate EliteCongressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: <a href=" http://www.flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/8566808111/in/photolist-e428A8-e48biS-e48ciL-e42yYc-e42yCD-e48bb1-e42ydg-e48apQ-e48aSo-e48bNh-e48bYm-e48aGA-9ijv5U-9ijuVY-cVEK4m-cVEKiS-cVEJJh-cVEJSo-9ijN5y-9igGxa-9ijMUu-9ijMDs-cVEJeN-cVEJAd-cVEJ3b-cVEKRd-cVEKBj-9igGKF-cTvPZy-dhzKCY-dhzKH3-drmTq7-9QVFNV-bDedZq-kME84z-kMDkLn-kME51R-kMDLf2-kMEnfF-kMEcQZ-kMDCK2-kME2Sc-kMDQwi-kMEp3t-kMDtwx-dinM2v-jjzkM-d1yfou-cQVpp9-cQUZN3-btEi4A"target="_blank"> Gage Skidmore / Flickr</a>)

Chickenhawk Bill Kristol Calls For Americans to be ‘Awakened and Rallied’ to War « Antiwar.com Blog

Bill Kristol Calls For Americans to be ‘Awakened and Rallied’ to War « Antiwar.com Blog6184211045_3219922242_z

Journalist Calls for Accountability in Police Killings

Journalist Calls for Accountability in Police Killings(Photo<a href=" http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-176089838/stock-photo-riot-police.html?src=THxNv0gc42J5ZXs5NbGEDA-1-1"> via Shutterstock</a>)

FDR Second Bill of Rights Speech Footage


America Falling Way Behind in the High Speed Rails Race

Amazing photos show us why the American transportation network has fallen off the rails!

"Do What You Gotta Do": Cop Shows Bolster Idea That Police Violence Is Acceptable

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Home to Roost; American Militarism and War Culture, Police No Longer Our Brothers, Seeing Themselves as at War With America's Citizens

Coming Home to Roost: American Militarism, War Culture and Police BrutalityPolice car

America's $1 Trillion National Security Budget, The Reason Our Country Can't take Care of It's Citizens

America's $1 Trillion National Security BudgetPentagon audit

We Elected Obama to Hold the 1% Accountable, So Why Are They Still Running Everything?!

There is no meritocracy: It’s just the 1 percent, and the game is rigged - Salon.comThere is no meritocracy: It's just the 1 percent, and the game is rigged

The Lowdown, the Skinny, the 411 on Aging US Nuclear Power Plants


Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch | Consortiumnews

Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch | Consortiumnews

Lakota Vow: 'Dead or in Prison Before We Allow the KXL Pipeline'

Lakota Vow: 'Dead or in Prison Before We Allow the KXL Pipeline'

The jet that ate the Pentagon


Act.TV | Do more than watch

Act.TV | Do more than watch

Martin O'Malley: "We're All in this Together"


Tar Sands Oil Finds a New Route, but Still Through American Statesto Montreal and New England’s Doorstep | EcoWatch

Pipeline Approved to Bring Tar Sands to Montreal and New England’s Doorstep | EcoWatch

Since 9/11, CIA Allowed to Operate Above the Law | The Guardian

The CIA has brought darkness to America by fighting in the shadows | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The GuardianThe US flag flying at Guantanamo Bay

William Rivers Pitt | The Answer Is Turnout: Vote, You Jackass

William Rivers Pitt | The Answer Is Turnout: Vote, You Jackass

Your campaign on MSNBC | MoveOn.Org | Democracy In Action

Your campaign on MSNBC | MoveOn.Org | Democracy In Action

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tell It Like It Is, Paul Ryan is a Racist, Bigoted Obama Hater!

How the Irish Became White? Paul Ryan's Ugly Public Embrace of Anti-Black Racism and Eugenics

An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America

An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America

Realistic, Pragmatic, Practical Left Politics in "So-Called Red States"; Don't Move to the Center

Realistic Left Politics in TexasPolitics.

Can Anybody in the US Government Even Control the CIA Anymore? It Seems Not!

Eugene Robinson | The CIA Is Out of Control

Injustice: As BP Refuses To Pay Remaining Gulf Oil Claims, US Restores Its Privileges

Injustice: As BP Refuses To Pay Remaining Gulf Oil Claims, US Restores Its Privileges

What's the Point of Having the NLRB if it Doesn't Overturn Tainted Volkswagen Union Election

How the Antiunion Right Declared War in ChattanoogaThe Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 28, 2014, which voted against union representation on February 12-14. (Photo: Tami Chappell / The New York Times)

US Military Policies Causing Hotbeds of Strife All Across African Continent

Washington's Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa

Rachel Maddow | Oil Companies Dumping Radioactive Waste in North Dakota

Rachel Maddow | Oil Companies Dumping Radioactive Waste in North Dakota

Retired Lt General Russell Honore's Green Army Prepares to Battle Louisiana Legislators To Protect Water From Oil Industry Threats

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Did You Know There is Such a Thing as Insurance Co-Operatives That are Cheaper Than the Major Insurers? Read This!

There Are Co-Op Options for Health Care, but Major Insurers Don't Want You To Know

Conequences of US War Around the World for More Than a Decade

Accounting for a Decade of Global WarAfghanistan.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry Booed On Jimmy Kimmel At SXSW | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Texas Governor Rick Perry Booed On Jimmy Kimmel At SXSW | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cartoon: Obama calls Putin

Cartoon: Obama calls Putin

Special Interests (Big Oil's Koch Brothers) Tell Chris Christie to Shut Down Electric Car Stores

Christie Unilaterally Shuts Down All Tesla Car Stores in NJ

Time to Tax Carbon


Childhood Poverty in America


Americans for Tax Fairness

Americans for Tax Fairness

Take a stand against the Koch Brothers

Take a stand against the Koch Brothers

STOP THE ACQUISITION! | U.S. Senator Al Franken, Minnesota -- Official Campaign Website

STOP THE ACQUISITION! | U.S. Senator Al Franken, Minnesota -- Official Campaign Website

Friday, March 14, 2014

MUST-SEE: Jon Stewart HAMMERS Fox News for attacking food stamp recipients

MUST-SEE: Jon Stewart HAMMERS Fox News for attacking food stamp recipients

MUST-SEE: Jon Stewart HAMMERS Fox News for attacking food stamp recipients

MUST-SEE: Jon Stewart HAMMERS Fox News for attacking food stamp recipients

$33bn Tyson Foods Removes Ads from Rush Limbaugh

$33bn Tyson Foods Removes Ads from Rush Limbaugh

▶ Why The Republican Party Has Become Irrelevant - YouTube

▶ Why The Republican Party Has Become Irrelevant - YouTube

Why The Republican Party Has Become Irrelevant


'Too Damn High': Why We Spend So Much on Health Care

'Too Damn High': Why We Spend So Much on Health Care

Workers Speak Out About the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) (English)


▶ A city meets its river - YouTube

▶ A city meets its river - YouTube

How the FISA Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies’ Reach - NYTimes.com

How a Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies’ Reach - NYTimes.com

Vermonters Try Public Banking, So Should Other States

Vermonters Want To Try a New Way of Banking

America, Bringing Democracy to the Whole World; At Gunpoint!

William Blum Discusses America's Deadliest Export: DemocracyWilliam Blum.

State Department More Concerned About Profits Than With Safety of Groundwater and Drinking Water?

Keystone XL Pipeline Corruption With State Department Should Not Be Legal

How the NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers with Malware - The Intercept

How the NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers with Malware - The Intercept

Meet the Florida State Attorney Who Vindictively Wants to Send Marissa Alexander to Jail for 60 Years | Alternet

Meet the Florida State Attorney Who Vindictively Wants to Send Marissa Alexander to Jail for 60 Years | Alternet

Reduce Record Wall Street Bonuses and Double the Pay of Minimum Wage Workers Instead

Reduce Record Wall Street Bonuses and Double the Pay of Minimum Wage Workers Instead

Aging, ILL Placed Nuclear Reactors and Climate change Disasters Bringing Us Closer to the Edge of Annihilation

Fasting for Fukushima on Third Anniversary | EcoWatchmon_amour