Monday, November 30, 2009

A Reason Why I Don't Care for Mike Huckabee

As Governor of Arkansas back in 2000, he granted clemency to a prisoner named Clemens and this Clemens fellow is the same Clemens who killed four police officers at a coffee shop in a small town in Washington State. If anyone ask me why I don't like Huckabee, there is the reason. And also, he has given clemency to criminals to set them free other than just this guy and he has done it as Governor and as Lieutenant Governor.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

How Right-wingers Want To Tie Hasan to Obama

To this day, right-wingers and some of those in the Republican base still insist to this day that Pres. Obama is a Muslim and since they have given up linking Ayers to Obama, they want to link the terrorist acts of a sick Army psychiatrist to the President. For many of us who have more common sense than that and who may not be as liberal as Arianna Huffington, we know this argument won't fly and that this dog won't hunt. Some guest writer writes a long article on Hasan being a "good Muslim" found in the Sunday edition of the Times Record and nothing is said about Pres. Obama. It is his thoughts about Islam and what many Muslim believe, and that most Muslims are practicing Muslims culturally, and that Hasan was only following what the Qu'ran says, without any mention that many Muslims also follow the Sunna. But somehow, they place the President into this article and nothing was written in it about him. Do you know why he was not mentioned, Mr. Right-Winger? Because Pres. Obama is NOT a Muslim. His father, the man that left him and his mom when he was 2, was, but reverted to atheism. His father is Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.! If anyone wants to make an argument that Obama's a Muslim, it is not the President who is. It's his father. Right-wingers are now complaining that we have terrible leadership in this country. Why we're they not making the same argument back when Bush was president, except for a few Birchers and Alex Jones? I guess it's because we have a man with a funny name and a man of color in the White House. This puts the nail in the coffin. Can't afford health care reform? We can't afford these two wars to continue! And wars are sacrifices that have to be made. Hasan did not want to deployed and he did these heinous acts. Who is asking that we send up to 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan? The military advisers and Pres. Obama. Would he be requesting this if he were a Muslim? Absolutely not.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

George W. Bush and Socialism

Nothing personal. I am only writing this to piss off my relatives.

During his years in office, George W. Bush wanted to turn America into a Stalinist-type, theocratic, socialist state. He wanted this country to be like Kim Jong-il's North Korea. As a citizen in this theocratic, socialist, he wanted the people to either join the military, fight for "God" and "country" invading a poor, sovereign country or stay home and starve to death. Isn't that what they do in North Korea, except invade another country. Of course, in their case, set off a nuclear rocket against us or Japan only to find that the rocket backfires and lands somewhere in the Sea of Japan. In George W. Bush's America, either fight for God or him as God, or starve since public assistance would have never existed in his and the teabaggers' America.
These right-wingers are the real socialists; only they are Stalinists with a "God" mentality.

What do I remember about those years? It was about living in a constant, catastrophic mess and if it's not one thing happening, it was another. The enemy of this country were the friends of the Bush family and they were the bin Ladens and the House of Saud. After I got home from Thanksgiving dinner, I saw the movie "Fahreinheit 911" again. I have the DVD. The two wars we still have now are from Bush and here we are talking about sending more troops to Afghanistan. It is a mistake!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me 'to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.'
"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
"And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

This Coming Monday...

I return to my old job. I look forward to it, but who knows what I will be doing. I have been to 6 different interviews to work within the Dept. of Human Services, but if I get one of those job opportunities in the near future, I plan to take it. I'll just have to wait and see how things will be at the ol' factory.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On Fort Hood

I am writing to give my condolences to friends and relatives who have lost their loved ones on that tragic day. And my condolences to friends and loved one of those wounded by this crazy, psycho excuse of a psychiatrist!

हैप्पी वेतेरंस' डे

With two wars still going on, it's time to observe Veterans' Day. Must we have something like Vietnam, but now is much, much, worse. Is going off to war by going on many deployments and tours of duty just another government program and just another way of making a living? Has it come to that? These are the questions I ask. Also, please excuse the title. I thought I test the Hindi on this blog. Right now, I don't like it. So, I will change back. War. It's just another government program like "No Child Left Behind." I call this one, "Every Soldier Left Behind to Die." Has it come to this? What is Pres. Obama thinking? Will he go down like Johnson? Will this be his Vietnam?

Monday, November 2, 2009

November time

I have two job interviews this week. I hope they will turn out well.

Well, tomorrow night is election night in Virginia, New Jersey, and in a New York Congressional District.
It does look like a runaway for the GOP in the Virginia Gubernatorial Race. Pres. Obama and the Democrats need to be paying attention to this. Virginia is like the rest of the country, where there is a lot of revisionist history going on and folks forgetting all about the eight years of Bush/Cheney. The deficit is rising and the unemployment rate is still rising, which convinces me that we are not returning to economic recovery anytime soon. Also, there are these two wars in the Near East. Plans are there to pull troops out of Iraq, but not until 2011. More troops are to be sent to Afghanistan to fight Al-Qaida and the Taliban, while many of them are in neighboring Pakistan. Pres. Obama with this move in Afghanistan will cause him to fail miserably like Johnson on Vietnam. Many of us on the left also believe that Pres. Obama is not doing enough to bring about the "change" that he promised. Also, the left has gone critical over this move on Afghanistan as well as the right. Of course, the right believes Pres. Obama is doing too much, saying that "it will destroy America."
No, he hasn't done much and health care is stalled by Congress. Banks won't give back our money. Wall Street benefits, while Main Street falls into economic depravity.
In spite of all of this, should I bother to listen to what the tea party people are yelling and screaming about? No. They represent those that supported the failed policies of the Bush/Cheney years. If it's not all of them doing so, it is true for many of them. This is who they voted for. So, as citizens, we are in between a rock and a hard place. In spite of the disappointment I may have with the Obama Administration with his economic team he ought to replace, I don't believe Hoffman, Palin, Romney, Beck, and Limbaugh have all the answers to solve our problems.