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March 7, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, America's Kook: Wayne LaPierre, Delaware, Delaware Bloggers, Delaware legislature, Delaware Lobbyists, Delaware Politics.Net, Democrats = Good Guys, Democrats Rule; Republicans Drool, Finding solution through give and take, In God We Trust, It's an Investment, manipulation of youth, Media bias, Mike Castle, no child left unshot, NRA, Patrick Leahy, Privacy Issues, Second Amendment, Secret Government Searches, Spying on American Citizens, Support Mind Altering Drugs For Republicans, The kavips Compromise, Voting Integrity, Wayne "Leadbrain" LaPierre | 1 comment
In the bi-partisan Senate(sic) negotiations broke down today on figuring out how to accomplish background checks for hand held weapons…. By an overwhelming majority, Americans support the notion that every gun be registered to a single owner, and if a crime occurs, that owner can be charged with a conspiracy to that crime, provided he had not reported that weapon stolen….
A reader has brought up the major fear all gun owners have on getting their guns registered. They hide behind the Constitutionality that registering guns with the Government, is the first step to confiscation. This is not their real reason.
Their guns are illegal. Not to them, But at some point in the past, they bought a gun in a shady private deal that did not require a background check, and the possibility lurks that their weapon they’ve had for years, probably in all fairness, was actually the stolen property of another gun owner….and with a registry, that fact will be found out.!!!
As soon as a registry goes into effect, computers will begin matching the numbers….
And, it is not these law abiding gun owner’s fault. They performed their transactions legally, and the seller of the weapon probably in good faith, performed the transaction legally…. But with the ability to trace weapons, a gun registered in 2013 can be found to have been stolen in 1989…..
Obviously this is a real fear. I think all of us would feel the same. I know I would. Likewise, for us to move forward in taking effective action to prevent future tragedies like Newtown, we need to solve this issue.
The reality is that these once-stolen guns, are now in new homes, and those new owners are law abiding citizens… Without a registering of firearms, this criminality, possession of stolen merchandise, would never have been determined…
So by declaring no one will be prosecuted for having stolen merchandise, would go a long way to make sure fixing one injustice, does not create another…
We need amnesty against any legal action taken to retrieve ownership of a long lost gun. In most cases a statue of limitations would be long in effect, but we need a blanket Federal amnesty protection given priority over state an local laws on criminal prosecution….
We need this amnesty because we need universal background checks.
That accountability is key to holding criminals responsible.. As we go forward into the future, we will need that clear accountability to control which guns confiscated from criminal belong to law abiding citizens who can then get return of their stolen possession, and which guns confiscated can lead us to more criminals who are using the current holes in our system to funnel guns to 7-11 and convenience store robbers….
We need oversight and accountability to accomplish this….
And putting law abiding citizens at risk for crimes of the past of which they were unaware, gets in our way of doing what an overwhelming number of Americans want…. closing the ability of criminals to get possession of guns…..
I think tacking amnesty for gun owners covering any issues a gun registry may illuminate, needs to be in any gun legislation bill put forward…. It is no different from granting immunity, which across this nation prosecutors do every single day……..
So let’s get it done.
March 4, 2013 in Trust in the political process, administration policy, Republican National Committee, Republican soul, "clean" remark, "It's a Wonderful Life", Republican Majority Leader, rich get richer, poor get poorer, Spying on American Citizens, A Dad's Responsibility, republican ineptitude, Accountability, Republicans are Gay, Republican Lies, Vance Funk, top marginal tax rate, Sleaser Soddy Institute, Rich Collins, Truth Be Told In Britain, Republicans = Bad Guys, Republicans R Babies, Republicans R Wrong, Republican Death Panels, A Moral Man In The White House, Republicans Are Economy Crashers, Republican Golden Showers, Sequester This | Leave a comment
Recently, being “Right” is Wrong. It is wrong for the military. It is wrong for the economy. It is wrong for the planet. It is wrong for education. It is wrong for your pocket book. It is wrong for Hurricane Sandy victims. It is wrong for women. It is wrong for Catholics. It is wrong for the middle class. It is wrong for children. It is wrong for the environment. It is wrong for growth. It is wrong for gun safety. It is wrong for rape victims. It is wrong for ocean lovers. It is wrong for those with beachfront property. It is wrong for the sick. It is wrong for those with private insurance. It is wrong for the victims of Sandy Hook. It is wrong for middle America. It is wrong for anyone and everyone….. Being “Right” is simply wrong.
Unless you are a billionaire. And want everyone else poor and squalid so you can sequester yourself behind your billions… For you…. the Right is right….
Anyone who tries to say the Sequester was the folly of both sides…. is getting paid by a billionaire….
There is no.. other… way.
How “right” is it to make us the middle class suffer just so billionaires won’t have to pay one single penny more on every earned dollar over the $1 million dollar mark?
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This is going to my hard core Republican friends. Why are you still supporting Romney?
1) You know he is not going to win.
2) You know as the election heats up, his Bain Capital experience will make Republicans untouchable for decades.
3) You can’t pin down where Romney stands on anything.
4) He tied his dog to a car.
5) He stands with black people and says “Who let the dogs out, woof, woof.”
Most of you are telling me, “I certainly can’t vote for Obama. I guess I’m not voting for President this time.”
Let’s say, just for argument sakes there was a presidential candidate out there who says to have good government you need: …………………
1. Become reality driven. Don’t kid yourself or others.
Find out what’s what and base your decisions and actions
2. Always be honest and tell the truth. It’s extremely
difficult to do any damage to anybody when you are
willing to tell the truth–regardless of the
3. Always do what’s right and fair. Remember, the more
you actually accomplish, the louder your critics become.
You’ve got to learn to ignore your critics. You’ve got to
continue to do what you think is right. You’ve got to
maintain your integrity.
4. Determine your goal, develop a plan to reach that
goal, and then act. Don’t procrastinate.
5. Make sure everybody who ought to know what you’re
doing knows what you’re doing. Communicate.
6. Don’t hesitate to deliver bad news. There is always
time to salvage things. There is always time to fix
things. Henry Kissinger said that anything that can be
revealed eventually should be revealed immediately.
7. Last, be willing to do whatever it takes to get your
job done. If you’ve got a job that you don’t love enough
to do what it takes to get your job done, then quit and
get one that you do love, and then make a difference.
Honesty. Integrity. Principal.
Sounds good so far. Let us say just for argument, he had chief executive experience. Let us say just or argument that he once ran a state, one of the fifty in this union. Let us say while governor, this is what he did…..
During his tenure, New Mexico experienced the longest period without a tax-increase in the state’s entire history.
1) He cut the rate of government growth in half,
2) Left the New Mexico state government with a budget surplus and 1000 fewer employees (without firing anyone),
3) Privatized half of the prisons in the state,
4) Brought a state-wide school voucher system to New Mexico.
5) Vetoed 750 bills (more than all the vetoes of the other 49 Governors in the country at that time, combined) with only 2 overrides, earning him the nickname Gary “Veto” Johnson.
6) In 1999, Johnson became the highest-ranking elected official in the United States to advocate the legalization of drugs.
7) Shifted Medicaid to managed care.
ISN’T THAT WHAT YOU WANT? ISN’T THAT WHAT WE NEED?
Can you not think of a better way to show your lack of enthusiasm over a wealthy capitalist buying his way to the top of your ticket, by voting for someone who has character, who does what you’ve always wanted, a doer, not a talker?
And to think…. you were simply just going to throw your vote away.
His name is Gary Johnson. He is the new party’s candidate for President.
Remember Republicans. It is your values that are important. If your party has given up and moved on from your values, don’t think you have to be loyal to the word…. “Republican”… What you have to be loyal too, is yourself. Always. Never lie to yourself.
You don’t need to waste your vote on Romney. You probably need to find more about this guy, Gary Johnson, and then throw your support behind him.
Don’t worry it is not one of the two parties on whose ticket he is running. Remember, at one point in time, the Republican Party was a once a third party too. One that went mainstream because of its core values, its principles resonated with everyday American People.
July 14, 2012 in Almost Heaven, America's morals, an actual good Republican, Bill Bell, Bill O'Reily, bipartisanship, Bloggers, Caesar Rodney Institute, Capital Punishment, Censorship, clean energy, Cleavage Shots, CNN, CO2, coal gasification, Conservative Movement, Corporations versus WE THE PEOPLE, CorpWatch, CPAC, criminal intent, Crooks and Liars, Dallas Cowboys, Dave Burris, David Anderson, Delaware, Delaware Bloggers, Delaware Corporate Law, Delaware Growth, Delaware legislature, Delaware Politics.Net, Delaware Talk Radio, Delaware's energy needs, Do Nothing, Do Something!, Donald Trump, Dumbing of America, early childhood development, Economic collapse, economic fallout, Eric Cantor, ethics, Evan Queitish, Fall of Rome, family values, Fox News, Frank Knotts, Fred Thompson, FSP, General Assembly, Gerald Hocker, Glen Urquhart, Glenn Beck, Good Citizenery, Governor Huckabee, Governor Perry, Gregory F. Lavelle, Grover Norquist, gwb43.com, Haliburton, Harris B. McDowell, Herman Cain, High Crimes & Misdemeanors, History Is Facts, House of Slytherin, I want to kill, impending attack, In God We Trust, Insurance Criminal CEO's, Internet Censorship, Ireland, Israel, It's an Investment, J P Morgan, J. R. Ewing, jalapeno peppers, Jokers To The Right, Justice Scalia, Karl Rove, kill, Kurdistan, LA, Las Vegas, Laura Ingram, Law and Order, Life and Death, Live Free or Die, Loss of Party Influence, Lynchburg Virginia, manipulation of youth, Mark Baker, Marriage Protection Act, Mexican economic benefits, middle east democracy, middle east domocracies, Mike Huckabee, Mike Protack, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, National Mourning, National Security Letters, natural gas, natural gas futures, neocon madness, New American Century, New England Patriots, no bid contracts, NSA, nuclear option, nuclear weapons, Numbers Don't Lie, Pamela Thornburg, Patriot Act, Patriotism, Paul Bremmer, Paul Wolfowitz, Pharisees, Ponzi Scheme Mitt, poor get poorer, Privacy Issues, professional advice, Protect Cheney Act, public schools, Race To The Top, Randell Speck, Republican Death Panels, Republican Majority Leader, Republican National Committee, Republican soul, Rich Collins, rich get richer, Rick Jensen, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Roaches are Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Rumsfield, Rupert Murdoch, Rush Limbaugh, Russian Military, Ryan's Republican Budget, Sarah Palin, school prayer, Scott Walker, Sean Hannity, Secret Government Searches, sex should be private, silent prayer, silver lining, slave labor, Sleaser Soddy Institute, Smartechcorp.net, Socialist Republicans, South Ossetia, Spying on American Citizens, Support Mind Altering Drugs For Republicans, Tax policy, Tea Party versus Republicans, telemarketers, Texas, The Colossus of Rhody, The Dark Knight, The King Is Gone, The Pretenders, Tony DeLuca, top marginal tax rate, torture, tranquility, Tricky Dick, Trillion Dollar War, Trust in the political process, truth in advertising, Turkey, US Marines, Utah, Vance Funk, Virginia, Voting Integrity, Wall Street Journal, Wayne Smith, Wisconsin, women' rights, Women's Prerogative | Leave a comment
I’m trying to put all your ideas together into one package. So, let me get this right… All you are asking is for, is a country where:
1) There is no universal healthcare.
2) Few entitlement programs.
3) Low Flat Tax System.
4) Faith based Government.
5) A deep reverence for God.
6) Extremely strict rules against abortion.
7) Marriage has already been strictly defined as between man and woman.
8) Homosexuality is a sin, and illegal.
9) Dress Codes are strictly enforced.
10) Tattoos, piercings, baggy pants, are banned.
11) Has the Death Penalty which they aren’t shy about using.
12) Strong private school system with religious focus.
13) Widespread dependency on oil and natural gas drilling.
14) Growing nuclear program
15) Nonexistent environmental nuisances
16) Culture that promotes family and stereotyped roles for men and women.
I’ve endeavored to put all your values on one page. I share your frustration because today, ever since 2008, it seems like America is moving further and further away from these values.
But you don’t have to be frustrated anymore. I have looked far and wide and have discovered a place already in existence that has those values in place, and more. If you sorely long for those values above, it is sincerely a place where you and your family would be very happy.
It is Iran.
You don’t have to pay me. I don’t need any commission. Just glad to help a fellow Delawarean out…. No problem.
January 23, 2012 in "Holiday Inn", "Stupid is, Accountability, Boycott Hollywood Until......, breast feeding, Censorship, Chris Dodd, Citizens United, Constitution, Corporate Bailouts, Corporations versus WE THE PEOPLE, criminal intent, Crooks and Liars, Crossing the Rubicon, crotch shots, cyber warfare, FISA Legislation, Google, MPAA, parental responsibility, Patriot Act, poor get poorer, Presidential Politics, Privacy Issues, Spying on American Citizens, Stamp Act, women' rights, Women's Prerogative, Yahoo | Leave a comment
I used to admire him. I used to defend him… When Republicans lashed out at his Wall Street reform bill, I was right there, finger on the trigger, mowing them down……
But, the dude has since had a stroke and has sold out… In fact, quite a few Democrats have sold out…
In case you did not hear, Chris Dodd, who incidentally is now head of the most corrupt institution in America, the MPAA (Movie Pictures Association of America)…. went on Fox News…
(Fox News? ) to blast his fellow Democrats…….
“Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,”
(Dude, Fox News just owned you; do you not know how often Republicans will play that very indicting clip IN EVERY DISTRICT this upcoming election cycle?)
Couple that with the threat made on Wednesday , that if Obama did not throw his full support behind the existing SOPA or PIPA bills currently up for vote, then Hollywood was withholding all their donations this time around…….. we begin to see the big picture…..
Washington is just stupid.
Allow me to qualify that…
Since the “boiling over” of frustration from August’s flub of a standard debt ceiling passage, the overload that gave the Occupy Movement immense credibility and resonance when it began it’s long drawn-out protest, normal everyday Americans are waking up to the notion that their government is totally corrupt, completely bought out, and not one damn bit interested in what they are experiencing or have to say……..
Then, on a day when their most trusted sources of knowledge (Internet) go black, Chris Dodd makes a blundering threat that confirms and amplifies EXACTLY about what Americans are concerned….
Their politicians are bought, sold, and paid for…….
SOPA And PIPA are symbols of a greater evil: The horrific evil that BIG BUSINESS is taking over the world… (That is an exaggeration, but then again, symbols always are) …
If Dodd truly, as he expressed in the NY Times Opinion Piece, wanted to turn things around and come to a more reasonable result, the approach he took is exactly how NOT to do it.
When people are concerned that the laws hurting them, are passed out of intimidation over campaign funding, to threaten politicians publicly with intimidation, is exactly how NOT to go……
If Washington is broken, how do we fight back?
By boycotting Hollywood…. (Forget the distraction of the puppets; aim the snout of your rifle upwards at the hidden puppeteer.)
How is that possible?
Do not pay for movies.
Do not pay for television.
Do not pay for anything but independent artists.
Independent artists…btw, are really cool…..
January 22, 2012 in "clean" remark, "It's a Wonderful Life", "Stupid is, Chris Dodd, Crossing the Rubicon, Delaware Corporate Law, Digital Federalist, SOPA, Spying on American Citizens, Stamp Act, Star Wars, State of Denial, Stay Out Of My Pocket | Leave a comment
Nerein me lifetime, would I be havin’ thought I`d be seein’ myself, on th’ side o’ swashbucklers…
The fine distinction between patriot an’ gentleman o’ fortune, simply depends on who owns th’ wealth….
Robin Hood be a gentleman o’ fortune o’ sorts. From th’ rich t’ th’ poor. An’ th’ wealthy estates hire a Sheriff t’ hunt th’ lad’s down like one….
Sir Drake, filled th’ coiffers o’ England`s treasury, yet attacked Spanish galleons flyin’ th’ Jolly Roger.
American Merchantmen, plundered British merchant ships plyin’ th’ Caribbean. Th’ British called them Swashbucklers.
Southerners plundered Northern ships. The’r counter-band supplied th’ Confederacy fer voyages…
So ye be seein’, when ye use th’ term Swashbuckler, ‘t implies that someone has taken what ye thought ye had already successfully plundered….
There be nay sweet trade on th’ internet. Thar be what them who think they own th’ starboards t’, think be sweet trade, but that definition be open t’ interpretation…..
You make a movie; ye sell tickets. Ye sell television starboards. Ye sell ‘t t’ Wal*mart… Ye be done..
If th’ internet be free, then ‘t needs t’ be completely free…
If ’tis illegal fer any government t’ determine what goes on inside a church, then ‘t needs t’ be illegal fer any government t’ decide what swabbies can an’ cannot be seein’ on th’ internet…..
The shutterin’ down o’ MegaUpload, has stopped all file sharin’ across th’ globe. That be good fer Hollywood. But as Gingrich aptly expresses… Why ortin’ ta th’ world suffer fer Hollywood`s greed?
Think about ‘t… I cannot find ou’ what Spain be doin’ t’ augment th’ problem o’ excess wind energy, on accoun’ o’ MegaUpload be nay functionin’.
(assistance wi’ translation handled by syddware.com)
December 7, 2011 in Trust in the political process, Republican intimidation, inner city schools, Howard Dean, Republican National Committee, Indiana toll road, Republican soul, "clean" remark, "It's a Wonderful Life", Republican Majority Leader, SAT testing, Spying on American Citizens, Sen. Richard Shelby, Secret Government Searches, telemarketers, impending attack, republican ineptitude, South Carolina, AFL-CIO, Socialist Republicans, Republicans are Gay, Taliban, AFSCME, individual responsibility, Republican Lies, Support Mind Altering Drugs For Republicans, Voting Integrity, top marginal tax rate, wish it wasn't, "Stupid is, Stupid, Republicans = Bad Guys, "Its the economy, Verizon, IBEW, Republicans R Babies, Republicans R Wrong, Unemployment | Leave a comment
Fact, Alambama’s law is just the first.
Fact, Right to Work States are also anti-foreigner states.
Fact, Union states, have a more balanced approach to business.
Fact, laws passed by Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, and Utah, will apply to your executives as well as Mexican farm workers.
Fact, in Alabama, one German executive was detained from a Mercedes Plant, and one Japanese executive visiting a Honda plant, was picked up in a dragnet.. Because they couldn’t prove they were citizens (they weren’t), they were incarcerated.. In both those cases hush money and calls from the state executive, took care of the issues, putting the executives out of jail.
If you are a foreign company, thinking of building in any redneck state to save labor, there is a good chance you might find yourself in jail the next time you visit…
As they currently say in Alabama (while the crops rot in the fields…). “The Law… is the Law.” You would be safer building a plant in Venezuela where, yes, it could be nationalized, than you are in building in Alabama where you can’t visit… or find decent workers who will work for the prices you want to pay.
Move North. Safest place? Delaware.
December 4, 2011 in America's morals, breast feeding, crotch shots, debt, Do Nothing, ethics, Exchange of ideas, Executive Privilege, Freedom of Speech, good teachers, just the facts, labor unions, Main stream media, manipulation of youth, Meet The Press, money in politics, Mother Nature, Mutiny on the Bounty, National High School Graduate Test, natural gas futures, news blackout, Nitrous chemicals, no bid contracts, parental responsibility, pirates, poor get poorer, Presidental Pardons, racism, Raising Taxes = Good Economics, republican ineptitude, Republican intimidation, Republican Lies, Republican Majority Leader, Republican National Committee, Republican soul, Republicans = Bad Guys, Republicans are Gay, Republicans R Babies, Republicans R Wrong, Sarah Palin, Socialist Republicans, Spying on American Citizens, Stay Out Of My Pocket, Support Mind Altering Drugs For Republicans, Tea Party versus Republicans, Tricky Dick, Trust in the political process, Truth Be Told In Britain, truth in advertising, Viva Viagra, WDEL, Weekend news cycle, wish it wasn't, women' rights, Women's Prerogative | 2 comments
Truth, again lifted from Der Spiegal….
What a nice club that is. A club of liars, cheaters, adulterers, exaggerators, hypocrites and ignoramuses. “A starting point for a chronicle of American decline,” was how David Remnick, the editor of the New Yorker, described the current Republican race.
The Tea Party would take issue with that assessment. They cheer the loudest for the worst, only to see them fail, as expected, one by one. Which goes to show that this “movement,” sponsored by Fox News, has never been interested in the actual business of governing or in the intelligence and intellect that requires. They are only interested in marketing themselves, for ratings and dollars.
So the US elections are a reality show after all, a pseudo-political counterpart to the Paris Hiltons, Kim Kardashians and all the “American Idol” and “X Factor” contestants littering today’s TV. The cruder, the dumber, the more bizarre and outlandish — the more lucrative. Especially for Fox News, whose viewers were recently determined by Fairleigh Dickinson University to be far less informed than people who don’t watch TV news at all.
Maybe that’s the solution: Just ignore it all, until election day. Good luck with that — this docudrama with its soap-opera twists is way too enthralling. The latest rumor du jour involves a certain candidate who long ago seemed to have disappeared from the radar. Now she may be back, or so it is said, to bring order into this chaos. Never mind that her name is synonymous with chaos: Sarah Palin.
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Again, lifted from Der Spiegal
The current favorite? He’s a political dinosaur, dishonored and discredited. Or so we thought. Yet just because he studied history and speaks in more complex sentences than his rivals, the US media now reflexively hails him as a “Man of Ideas” (The Washington Post) — even though most of these ideas are lousy if not downright offensive, such as firing unionized school janitors, so poor children could do their jobs.
Pompous and blustering, Gingrich gets away with this humdinger as well as with selling himself as a Washington outsider — despite having made millions of dollars as a lobbyist in Washington. At least the man’s got chutzpah.
The hypocrisy doesn’t end here. Gingrich claims moral authority on issues such as the “sanctity of marriage,” yet he’s been divorced twice. He sprang the divorce on his first wife while she was sick with cancer. (His supporters’ excuse: It’s been 31 years, and she’s still alive.) He cheated on his second wife just as he was pressing ahead with Bill Clinton’s impeachment during the Monica Lewinsky affair, unaware of the irony. The woman he cheated with, by the way, was one of his House aides and 23 years his junior — and is now his perpetually smiling third wife.
Americans have a short memory. They forget, too, that Gingrich was driven out of Congress in disgrace, the first speaker of the house to be disciplined for ethical wrongdoing. Or that he consistently flirts with racism when he speaks of Barack Obama. Or that he enjoyed a $500,000 credit line at Tiffany’s just as his campaign was financially in the toilet and he ranted about the national debt. Chutzpah, indeed.
Yet the US media rewards him with a daily kowtow. And the Republicans reward him too, by having put him on top in the latest polls. Mr. Hypocrisy, the bearer of his party’s hope.
“I think he’s doing well just because he’s thinking,” former President Clinton told the conservative online magazine NewsMax. “People are hungry for ideas that make some sense.” Sense? Apparently it’s not just the Republicans who have lost their minds here.
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Call it temporary insanity but let’s pretend, let’s just say, …that at one moment in time, if I chose to donate my youth out for my country, to be compensated back in the form of low pay; to completely and unjudgingly offer my fate up to the will of bureaucrats, all for the loss of my own self esteem, all for unending stretches of boredom, sparsed with interludes of a few intense seconds, that fortunately thorough my reactions and training, enabled me to continue living as I do today………….
I could reasonably be expected to be honored for that service to my nation, right?
In a perfect world, that is….
One would think, that in a perfect world, as needs were being debated across the universe of public funding, that a hierarchy resembling this, would sort of be the guideline, if not the rule?
We, The People…..
After all, if it weren’t for us, there’s a good chance those LLC. corporations wouldn’t be able to do business in a free and prosperous society, you would think?….
One would think, that if one of these heroes needed medical care, with the tremendous amounts of money being thrown away by our government daily, in the forms of corporate tax breaks enabling corporations to make “record breaking profits”…. that they would be put at the top of the list.. don’t you think?
Sorry, CEO… your operation will have to wait… We have a veteran who is in dire need ahead of you….
In a perfect world….
One would think, that a voucher system would be in place, or a blank check, where any veteran could walk into any hospital, and get immediate, necessary medical attention, have his prescriptions filled as a privilege for his service, and that the bill would be willing be paid by those with monetary resources more than adequate for their own needs?
One would think, (right?)… that it would be CEO’s, those who give pink slips so they can break profit records, those who cut benefits so they can break profit records, those who don’t invest in America so they can break record profits, ….who should be the ones finding themselves regulated to CEO hospitals, where they would then have to settle in on a waiting list for the next opening to occur, where they had to endure budget cutbacks and go without life-saving medicine because there was no money left in the CEO fund, perhaps because it had all gone to Veterans to pay THEIR expenses?
In a perfect world…..
In a perfect world, veterans would need no freebies…. They would not need welfare, or a pension, or a humble stipend to eke an existence… They would be working, contributing to society, in any way they could… If they had no legs, they would be outfitted at corporate’s expense, so that would not be an issue… If they had no arms, they could be outfitted at corporate’s expense so that was not an issue. If they had psychological damage, (and who wouldn’t?) they could be treated at corporate’s expense… so that was not an issue.
If they were so badly damaged that they create an efficiency drain on society, they could be honored for their sacrifice, and a useful voluntary capacity could be created to honor that commitment once made so long ago… Perhaps speaking about serving one’s country in every class, in every school, in every county? Can you think of any better civic’s lesson?
There’s a lot that can be done…
The problem is that veterans are deemed as just another expense…. Because to corporate America, that is just what they are… An expense, an obligation to be met that gets in the way of their making more money…
Unfortunately, our Congress is owned by Corporate America….
What should and does need to happen, is this relationship needs to be exposed. We need to call them out on it…
Republicans and Democrats are both complicit in allowing corporate raiders this unprecedented power. But Republicans are the symbol of Corporate America. Republicans are the ones who championed the Corporate Takeover. Republicans are the ones who dismanteled the safeguards that had been put in place to prevent that takeover from happening. That is why they need to go. Disappear… Whoever is left, the remainder, most likely after seeing the elimination of a large majority of their peers, will think twice before following their Dark Lord, now a soul less wanderer eking existence.. ……
In a perfect world…
Unfortunately, today we need to contend with obscene amounts of money saying Corporate is Good; Government Fairness is Bad….
But we have our lives telling us the opposite… It will take courage and strong will, to override all the overload of sensory data being pipelined into our soul, but we still have hearts, and those hearts are attuned to what makes America special. great, and the best place to live on this earth….
WE can still dream….
And those dreams should include a perfect world… one we CAN make happen, at least for those without whom we would not have the freedom, the resources, the nation, we have today….
Here’s to a perfect world?