Saturday, February 27, 2010

Jack Murtha: Nickel-Novel Life

What stopped Rep. Jack Murtha? Death done him in. The House ethics commettee never found anything wrong inspite of the hundreds of violations that they examined- amazing. Jack died quietly and successfully after years of stealing. His life reads like a nickel novel.

Can the U.S. wait for natural causes to end the tenure of unnaturally greedy members of Congress? Return power and money to the states and limit the amount of stealing by representatives in government.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Haiti: Credibility Problem

After 200 years of self rule, Haiti has little to show except overpopulation, environment degradation and corruption in its government. How can one take the country seriously when they don't take themselves seriously. The country had more purpose and was in better shape under French colonial rule. Only time that was better than that was when there were no people on the island.

Teachers Union & Good Education

Considering all the money the United States has spent on education and considering the relentless stair step down in the world wide standings of American students it is safe to conclude that there is no significant connection between money spent and good education received. A corrollary would also imply that an expensive bureaucratic, teachers union is clearly an unnecesary expense.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Congress Says No To Fixing Wall Street & Everyone Else Should Spend

The Wall Street Journal today carried the news that 4 unnamed, key senators are against limiting proprietary trading by Wall Street firms. This is another example of how we are alone against the gangsters of Wall Street and their contemptable, bribed enablers in Congress. Proprietary trading by banks that have insured deposits by the government is how and why we had the recent financial meltdown in worldwide financial markets. And we are not through with that debacle yet. But our law makers refuse to reform the Street and are setting up an even greater collapse in the future.

The Journal also carried the news in another article that the Wall Street bankers received app. $20 billion in bonus money in 2009. That's a 17%  increase from the year before despite the near depression. There you have it. All it takes is money and congress is yours. 

Meantime Obama and Congress are spending money like drunken sailors and prodding all in the U.S. to spend. How can people or business owners feel secure about the future when the predators of Wall Street are still roaming and still able to financially kill at will?

The New York Times carried an article on how many states are liberalizing their gun laws. Take advantage of these new laws and prepare for the future. Hopefully it won't be necessary but how can one trust in any government?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rockstar and Philosopher: What's In A Name?

A person called a philosopher was many years ago a high honor. Well now if a person is called a rockstar that is the ultimate. A word or a few words to the wise would be enough. I.E. philosopher being replaced by rockstar would speak volumes about the evolution or the devolution of the human.

The last time I saw a rockstar, he was emaciated,raging ,couldn't speak clearly or quietly and looked like he needed a shower with strong cleaning solvents. On the other hand my last experience with a philosopher was reading Plato's accounts of Socratic conversations. Something entirely different. They did share one common thread. Both philosopher Socrates and rockstar indulged in a kind of rage. Both commented on society. But the rockstar's rage was brutal, blurred and hard to follow. The philosopher's rage was thoughtful, thought provoking and pleasant.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Why Black History Month ?

February is drawing to a close. It's Black History Month. Why do we have a Black History Month? It's very apparent that every month is Jewish History Month. Maybe because they are better organized and have a lot more to try to explain away. But why are there no French History Month, Chinese History Month, Irish History Month etc, etc, . You get the idea.

Well since this is Black History Month, what have the blacks learned or want to say about things? Have they anything to offer or thump their chests about ? Or is this all about the selling of guilt to any buyers who think so little of themselves that they think they still owe the blacks more than they owe all the rest?

Successful blacks are a plenty. Most of all of blacks have worked into the system. So this special month is about the holdouts who still don't get it or want to game the society for power and profit.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Greek Democracy Downfall

All democracies including Greece's current problem will teeter and totter then ultimately fail because they can't pay the interest on the fundamentally illogical and unworkable, expensive programs that grant equal results to all the unequal citizens.

Ever look in a microscope or telescope and see something like interest on money? You won't. It's a man-made alchemy and will go the way of another abomination that's called "political correctness".

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Possibly Inconvenient Question For Bill & Melinda Gates

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has released figures boasting that their disease prevention measures in Africa have saved approximately 7 million lives so far. Sounds like good news. But now that the lives have been saved, now come other questions. I.E. What have the saved lives been saved for?What are their prospects? How will they eat? How will they work? How will they be shelterd? What will we do with their children who Bill and Melinda will presumbably save also?

Have Bill and Melinda thought through the whole process of creation which includes maintenance and death?I suspect no.

"Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread".

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Day, Presidents Day & Bill Clinton

I wonder if the prospects of the newly released book titled "The Death of American Virtue" By Ken Gormley had anything to do with Bill Blythe III a.k.a. President Bill Clinton's recent heart attack. The book revists the Clinton sexual scandals with Paula Jones, his impeachment  and other Clinton poor judgements and maybe crimes some years ago. Bill thought he did a make over of his slimy past by his well- advertised, chest-thumping, outright bragging and good works largely financed by the U.S. tax code. But his pesky history just won't go away.

It's seemingly appropriate that his heart attack was so close to Presidents Day and Valentines Day. His own heart spoke the truth by fluttering in reaction to the glare of scrutiny by the spotlight of his own President Day participation immediately followed by the shadow of his past as illuminated by the book and his persistance/sickness of self exposure.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dump Congress

According to many economists and the governments own General Accounting Office, by the year 2020,  Social Security, Medicare and interest on the national debt will take up 80% of the projected Federal Budget.

That leaves the Departments ofAgriculture,Commerce,Defense,Education,Energy,Health & Human Services,Homeland Security,Housing & Urban Development,Interior, Labor,State,Transportation,Treasury,Veterans Affairs and Attorney General effectively without money. Philosophically speaking that is not a bad thing. But it still doesn't solve the original problems of Socail Security, Medicare and the National debt.

Both major political parties are playing a game of chicken with the American electorate. As long as they both spend too much the people have no where to turn. That's a mistake to think that way. The French nobility lost their heads and the Brits lost a colony called America because of that cavalier attitude. Repeat after me, "DUMP CONGRESS".

Saturday, February 13, 2010

9/11 Trials Venue

The best place to hold a military or civilian trial of 9/11 participants should be on an aircrft carrier. The ship could be stationed off shore and shuttle participants to shore by helicopter. It would be the cheapest and the most secure venue.

Of course this makes sense. Which qualifies for a dismissal out of hand by government officials.

P.S. How about making Congress have its sessions on a barge in the middle of the Potomac? No one could leave or change clothes or wash while Congress was in session. I think it would speed up deliberations and shorten up considerations.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Roman Polanski : A Bad Actor

Academy Award winning motion picture writer and director Roman Polanski is in the news again. The 72 year old fugitive from justice was granted a stay from extradition to the U.S. by the Swiss government.

He achieved success and wealth at making sick and depraved movies. Perhaps he drew on his personal experiences. His family was exterminated by the Nazis. His wife was butchered by the Charles Manson gang. And he personally contributed to his sick and depraved heritage and life by raping a 13 year old.

It kind of all fits together in a sick and depraved way.

Friday, February 05, 2010

California Governors Race: War Chests Update

The upcoming California Gubernatorial race is going to be close.  Republican Meg Whitman has $39 million versus Democratic Jerry Brown's $12 million. But money isn't the whole story. The off ledger power of Democratic- leaning illegal voters along with the growing legions of socialists make it a tight race. The de facto bankruptcy of Greece's democracy should be a warning flag to all.