Monday, August 22, 2011

Truth in Advertising, the Political side!

By this time of year, most of us are already tired of the political ads, especially those from the special interest groups.  I don't care what your beliefs, your economic status or your religious status, the ads are not only obnoxious and mostly mind numbing, but also insulting.  Please, no more 'man on the street' interviews where Joe Citizen states, clearly and without hesitation, that raising taxes on the energy companies is a bad idea, that increased taxes would restrict energy resources, blah blah blah!  Really, in a time where the people have begun to see the evidence that gas prices have little to no relation to any costs 'in the  pipeline', and the utilities are posting record profits, we are to believe that asking them to pay their fair share would in some way hurt them!  I call bullshit, and am tired of it!  Utilities here in Missouri claim they need to increase rates to 'maintain right of ways, clear trees and improve the infrastructure'. The justification is they have to hire tree trimmers and linemen to keep up with the demand and to help trim trees that are encroaching on the power lines.  Completely understandable, right?  Until you think back a few years (2004-5, I think) when the utility in question laid off a large part of their tree teams and many of the maintenance line crews, and told the public utility commision, this would NOT impact service or the upkeep of the infrastructure.  Could this be a back peadling that leads to more costs passed along, that were caused by a bad decision WE had NO input on!  Again, I call BS!  It is time we start calling the PTB (Powers That BE) to task for both outright lies AND poor management decisions!
     It is time, also, to tell the PTB to stop telling lies before an election, then admitting immediatley after that they were completely unrealistic.  (Not picking on John B, Majority Leader of the House, but the day after the midterm election, in a nationally televised interview, he state that many of the Republican promises were completely unrealistic and probbably unatainable.)  If they know the promises are bunk, then why make them?  Of course, all parties play this game, and they continue to get away with it because no one wants to call them to task for it! It is time to hold not only the PTB accountable, but what about the high dollar talking heads on every channel who suck it all in, and never say, "Hey, Mr/s Candidate-that is not true and you know it!"  No, no.  We have become stuck in PC land (Political Corectness) and are afraid to speak out because we might embarass or insult some one!  Maybe we would be better off if we began treating our 'leaders' like we do our children, and correct them at the time of the problem, either by speaking to them, or if needed, time out or even more 'hands on' corrections.  (Would we have had to listen to Sarah say 'Maverick', if some one had had the cojone's to tell her that a true maverick was an unbranded steer found on the common praire grazing land of the American West.  As a candidate for a major party, the unbranded part was sure to be a problem, and what politician wants to remind the voters they have been castrated some time in the past?)
Well, as it is getting late and I am winding myself up, I will end this one about now.  Remember, the elected work FOR the electorate, would you like your employees to lie to you and give you misinformation that makes them seem like a better employee than they really are?
Coming soon, Corporate rights-really?, as well as Slick Ricky 2, rewriting the voter's rights laws.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rick Perry 1

Oh my!  As you can see, I have a feeling this is a subject we will be returning to many many times before the man disappears in to the obscurity he so richly deserves.  Where to start??  A man who has changed his 'public' persona several times to better meet the criteria of the power brokers who are running him, and running him for election.  Once a moderate on gay marriage and abortion, now vehemently opposes both of them, to the point of wanting to force thru an amendment to the Constitution!  AND that is another point.  Appearantly, Rick seems to have the opinion that as President, he has the carte blanche to make changes to the very frame work of our freedoms, at his whim!!  He has written (and this appears to make it holy writ) that the congressional checks and balances of the Constitution are not working for him, and he wants to add some amendments and retract others.  He would further remove some of the protections guaranteed, such as the appointment of judges and add an opportunity to override the Supreme Court.  Lets see, first we would make the judges basically another election(look how well that is working in congress!  Judges that are concerned about their jobs will truly be an asset to protection our freedom, wont they?)  Then, the congress, the guys so concerned about posturing and making points for their 'side' they allowed the country to teeter on the edge of insolvency until our credit rating was downgraded!, the congress will have the opportunity to override a Supreme Court decision, because they don't like it!  Really.  A mob of men who have no connection to the populous they supposedly serve, who appear to be bought and paid for by special interest groups, will have the ability to override the courts.  Where will we find justice or any semblance of it?  Probably in our own hands, since the courts will have to stop making hard or controversial decisions, because if they do, the Congress will just start overriding them until they have what thier masters' want as a 'legal' frame work to complete the rape of the American citizen!
Tricky Ricky would also take the election of senators out of our hands, transferring the duties to the state governors and the state legislators.  He seems to feel, direct control of the senators would make them far more biddable to the wishes of those who control the state governments.
What a wonderful candidate to consider!  And this is only the beginning!  I will have more to say as things develop.


So, after sitting quietly by and watching the developments on a national level, I have decided it is time to make my views known, and 'edit' some of the national events.  I, as many of you might know, have a rather unique view on things, seeing connections others may have missed.  I am also not one to suffer in silence, so I may occasionally venture away from the national scene to comment on other things that need comment or interpretation. 
As some of you know, I am an older man, with 6 children, a dog and several cats.  I am married to the Painted Lady, of, a wonderful artist and hugely understanding wife, who has suffered my tirades on things that are ridiculous and just plain wrong!
I have worked most of my adult life tending the machinery of industry, repairing the machinery that makes the things that keep the capitalist machine running.  I am also a trained chiropractor, and have a decidedly non-western view of health and especially 'modern medicine'.
Thats all for now, I will be posting later with a REAL topic, to start the ball rolling!