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I really didn’t know much about her.  Like Al Mascitti I felt I would vote for her because the alternative was worse..  I have just finished reading KILLING THE MESSENGER, The Right Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government,   which clued me on to many of the things I felt about her were not true at all.. in fact they were concocted and fanned by a right wing noise machine which actually existed just to bog the Clinton’s down.

How could I have missed this?  It was written by a founder of the “right wing conspiracy” who later developed a conscious, and came over to the other side…

One can’t make stuff like that up.

Brock the author was commissioned by one of the 90’s wealthy right wing financiers of the movement to build a major hit designed to ruin Bill and Hill before they really got started on a national level. As Brock dug deep into their dealings, lives, and character, he found, as an investigator of integrity, that indeed all the Little Rock stories were completely manufactured.

Basically any of the alleged scandals occurring before 1992, cannot be believed.  They were made up, with willing participants, well coached, then publicized.   So says the guy who made them up….

So if none of the stuff being said is true, who then…. is Hillary?   A short cliff-note version biography, I believe, is in order…

Chicago suburb.
Goldwater Girl in 1964
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Democrat in 1968 dedicated to public service.
Wellesley College –Senior Class President
Yale Law School — with honors
Yale Child Study Center — post graduate
Summer Jobs included working for Mondale, McGovern, Judiciary Committee,
Faculty Member — Razorback’s Law School
Worked Jimmy Carter’s campaign 1976
Appointed to part-time chairman of the Legal Services Corporation by President Carter.
Chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
Co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Served on the boards of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Legal Services
Children’s Defense Fund
Served on the Boards of TCBY and Walmart
The National Law Journal — named one of the most powerful lawyers in America
Task Force on National Health Reform (1993)
Won New York Senate Seat 2000 — 55 – 43%
Reelected 2006
2008 Primary Campaign against Obama
2009 Secretary of State.

Truly there never has been a more balanced and well versed human being to run for office. It is no wonder that wealthy conservatives who could never compete or find anyone capable of competing, would seek to create innuendo to tarnish the glory herein.

It is impossible to believe that someone whose primary concern was working with children for most of her early life, could ever be the Killary of Benghazi as Republican idiots make her out to be… It’s as if someone trashtalked Mother Theresa or imprisoned Nelson Mendala without cause, because they otherwise have a profound impact and would be successful and loved worldwide…

And she has been vindicated in every one or the charges… No one in my memory has gone through such scrutiny.  There is no … “there”…. there……

When you swear that someone has to be guilty despite all evidence to the contrary, what does that make you?  Don’t worry, you are in good company. The Pharisees and Sadducees felt the same about someone 2000 years ago.

And that is what all voters have to realize…  If someone stepped up and accused you every step of your way for silly accusations which had no merit, were not true, yet were repeated over and over and over, you probably , being a lesser person than her, might actually come to believe them yourself, having heard them for so long….

When the guy who created them, writes a book to say “yeah, we created them; they aren’t true”… it might be wise to listen and then re-evaluate your analysis.

Because if you don’t… you’re living a lie.  A lie you got tricked into believing which one day you’ll realize how easily you got played…

It’s really not hard to verify.  You should check it out yourselves, and like me, realize that you too were indeed played by some real creeps…

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You realize the efficacy of our media in times like these…

It is in times like these that I really miss Al Mascitti…  when you want comfort, truth, and real news, there is no where else to turn to… now, since he is gone.

We should be talking about how we need to bridge things and build together.  Al was good for that… Although known for bashing people who corruptly took advantage of little people, he was very even handed and would also bash those who tried to take the little people defense too far…

He was an eye on truth.  If you wanted to find out details gleaned from the breadth of the Internet which you didn’t have time to peruse, he was the only trusted source you could turn to…

With Al, a story had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with truth…  Where some on media are more concerned about spinning lies to create a certain “message”, Al was concerned with finding the “message” immersed in a sea of lies….

Today on WDEL, we hear no empathy about “Black Lives Matter”.  The answer why is obvious; to the financial management there…. black lives simply don’t. (Actions speak louder than words)

Instead you hear about the need for more police liberties…Callers insisting they should be able to randomly come into your home and arrest you if they think you are up to no good; without the need of any collaborating proof….

Obviously they are just fishing for bites now.. Completely oblivious that was why we became a nation back in 1776; because that was what the British were doing and we objected to it strenuously enough to suffer a new nation. Now, instead of restricting gun purchases, they recommend constricting everyone’s freedom formerly protected by the US Constitution…

And… no one calls in to object?  No one says anything contrary?  Making the subliminal message coming across the air being that this is what our country should be doing?…

But that is the opposite of what America is saying on social media. That is the opposite of what George W Bush and President Obama both said at the Dallas memorial for the fallen officers.  That is the exact opposite of what bosses all across this nation calling all their workers together, are saying to their staffs.. That is exactly opposite of what parents are telling their children….

Which is, that blacks, Hispanics, and whites are all the same… They start as kids, grow up, and eventually die.  They love, hate, feel the same honor and pride, no matter the color of their skin.

But if you look for that anywhere in corporately owned media… you can’t find it.. It is flat out not there…  Instead they fall back on tired old phrases.  Instead they retreat into the same 10 step plans.  Instead they resort to find one single difference and harp on that like it is the only thing that matters in the entire universe…..

Well, none of those things matter.  and WDEL, if that is your take on life, it follows that you no longer matter.For we have grown bigger as a nation.  We have grown better as a nation, and if we can’t find positives on our airwaves, only divisiveness and hate, we are picking up our shoes and moving elsewhere….

You once led the broadcasting field and dropped Rush Limbaugh substituting it local programming.  That is when I started listening…

You once had a great balance between Al and Rick… Sometimes they even agreed but often they differed; we still knew them both as great guys…

Now, you dropped investigating truth…. for another…. Oprah…..  Where there is no truth, there are no listeners.

Hint: there is a REASON Oprah is no longer on daytime TV….

 

For thousands of years, long before America was ever founded. transgendered persons have been using the bathrooms of their choice.

They have been doing so for years under even the moralistic 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and up to now…

Everyone else thought they were in their right restroom, based of course on all outward appearances.

The only reason our media is trying to make mincemeat now, is to divert us from how they were totally the forces responsible for elevating Trump as the Republican nominee.

Obviously, and it makes sense, that some people care if an obvious man is in the female rest room; this is something new to them, and like anything new, it is unsettling. Likewise, having a female stroll into the mens room is equally provocative to some….

But unbeknownest to you,  they have been doing it for years.  You simply thought they were a man or woman depending in which rest room you were in; you never raised an eyebrow...

If you are in your 40’s and you use a public restroom 3 times a day, then your yearly pee or poop total hits close to 1095.  So by age 45 and if we don’t count your visits from age 0 to age 5,  you have had 40 years of public toilets….

Which means you have publicly peed or pooped 43,830 times….

Sometimes in public rest rooms I’m the only one there… Other times especially on the New Jersey or JFK turnpike, there have been at least 50 people.  So I’ll average it out at five (but we all know this is still a totally randomly selected number.)

Using 5 other people per rest room visit (5 X 43,830), I can say I have now peed and pooped publicly with 219,150 people….. Maybe you were there!  :O  (Yo! You still got that toilet paper stuck to your pants?)

The best estimate which again is probably pulled out of someone’s (male or female) ass, is that transgenders make up 0.3% of our population…

Today at an estimated American population of 325 million, there would be, if this estimate is correct, 975, 000 active transgenders….

So the probability  that any of those you found in your public restroom over your past life was secretly a transgendered person who you naively assumed was of your sex, is 0.3% of those people you shared a public restroom with….

(219,150  X  0.003)  =  657.3 people….

Across your life, age 5 to 45, unbeknownest to you… you have peed or pooped with 657 transgenders in close proximity….

Were you raped?  Were you  propositioned?  Were you uncomfortable that while pooping in your stall someone came in whose feet were gender similar to yours, and competed with you for making the worst smell in a stall?

No. You weren’t.  You are only upset now, because someone is jerking your nose ring with a twenty foot chain made of galvanized steel.

If you are upset now and think transgendering is an outrage, you should probably take the necessary steps and simply put yourself out of your misery…(Tequila is good for that.)  For already by statistics, you’ve experienced it 657 times already….

Now not all of you are 45… So if you want your age appropriate figure to cast around to show Rick Jensen just how smart you are…. take the number 657, divide by 40 years, and then multiply your years post age 5, ..by 16 ……

There you go…

If you really want to do some good in this world… boycott any corporate publication or electronic media, who makes a big deal out of transgenders in bathrooms….Hit their advertisers…

Locally that would mean you should boycott the Boulden Brothers, Horizon, and P. J. Fitzpatrick, then use any another vendor for your HVAC needs… (Those three are Rick Jensen’s biggest advertisers.)

But most likely you won’t care at all… Just like you didn’t the other 657 times you shared a bathroom with a transgender person and didn’t know it…….

 

 

It is rather interesting that in our spirited Republican campaign we get very little substance.  Despite the discussion that Fox would outdo CNBC, most of what was asked of candidates simply didn’t concern me…  I speak for the silent America.

Here is what should be asked.  There is not a right or wrong answer yet.  They haven’t yet been tried.  But our nation is facing some consequential changes and many of us would like to know what our potential leaders would do to face them.

Granted there are both Republican and Democratic responses to these questions.  But America is being denied any discussion upon them… and has its attention diverted to personalities I think, for the sole purpose to keep these burning questions buried, hidden, and never shown the light of day….

  1. How would you fix education in America.  What is your plan and how long do you think it will take before it begins to work?
  2. Why are all the benefits of our work going to a few people
  3. How do we restore democracy?
  4. How do we return jobs to America from overseas without cutting wages to levels seen in countries like the Philippines or China?
  5. How do we stop global warming? 
  6. Businesses hire when demand increases, How do we increase demand?  
  7. What is government’s role in a democracy when it comes to markets?
  8. How do we reduce our prison population?
  9. Who are the largest donors to your campaign and what do they want in return?
  10. How do we prevent gerrymandering?
  11. Estimates for peak oil range from its already happened to at the very latest 2060. What is your plan to deal with the end of oil?
  12. Black people are 4 times more likely to be killed in police custody than white. What do we as a country need to be doing about this? 
  13. How do we return the middle class
  14. How do we create a better Internet?
  15. Why are we outsourcing public schools? 
  16. What do we do about “too big to fail” banks? 
  17. How do we get the influence of big money out of our elections?
  18. Big or little.  What is the perfect size for government in a dollar figure.  How big should it be in $$$$?

There may be more questions that are pertinent. These are a start… Now as Delawareans there is little you can do to affect the national outcome… But just take these questions to our state races and begin asking them there. Ask our future governor; ask our future Senator, ask our future Congressperson.  Print and take this along. If someone else asks a question you were intending, just switch and ask another off this list..

And because you held your representative accountable, we then begin to get the government we deserve.

One parting shot.

In past elections, question like this were asked by our media all the time.  They are purposefully or extremely negligent not to ask them now.

Tonight’s State of the Union, unfortunately not seen by many Americans, but don’t worry if you missed it; your grandchildren in the future will be able to tell you all about it…

I really didn’t know that much about them.  So I looked them up.

Did you know that one has to go back as far as James Garfield to find a Commander in Chief who has used less vetoes? (And he was in office only 6 and half months).

Did you know that Barack Obama, our commander in chief, has to veto up to 633 vetoes these next two years before he ties the record of the most by any one president (FDR: 3 and a half terms)?  Does that not put a damper on any argument of over-reaching his authority?

Can you name all the presidents who have the same or fewer vetoes than our current commander in chief?  I’ll try.

  • James Garfield (6 months as President)
  • Milliard Fillmore (2.8 years as President)
  • Zachery Taylor (1.3 years as President)
  • William Harrison (32 days as President)
  • Thomas Jefferson (2 terms)
  • John Adams (1 terms)

All with zero.  He is tied with George Washington, at two.

Now can you name the top ten presidential veto-ers?  Again, I’ll try.

  • Franklin D Roosevelt  635
  • Grover Cleveland 584
  • Harry Truman 250
  • Dwight Eisenhower 181
  • Ulysses Grant 93
  • Theodore Roosevelt 82
  • Ronald Reagan 78
  • Gerald Ford 66
  • Calvin Coolidge 50
  • Woodrow Wilson 44 (tie)
  • Benjamin Harrison 44 (tie)
  • George H.W. Bush 44 (tie)

And just out of curiosity.  Know who had the most vetoes overridden?  The first guy who got impeached:  Andrew Johnson with 15.

It is quite clear that a veto is just another tool put at the president’s disposal.. If the president is provided the opportunity to weld it, one must, both out of Constitutional necessity and a considerable amount of precedence. And if today’s Republicans are thinking of black-balling our president with excessive vetoes, they should think again.  It also appears that vetoing insane pieces of legislation will provide zero negative fall-out, either politically or against ones legacy.

Most Republicans smoked dope in high school. Some libertarians did also.  Democrats, maybe, but not so much. Therefore in America at least 47% of the voting public in General Election years, and 51% of the voting public in off-years, is ignorant about American History… The important stuff.

America was founded on freedom, and whenever that fails to work well, our law making bodies add a regulation… Regulations like everything else can be bad or good, but for the most part, the regulations we do have all had to be voted into being by a widely diverse group of people, and therefore there is probably some good reason we have them.

With Dodd-Frank, the reason is obvious.  But Republicans seem to have forgotten both crash deregulation brought on, and their catastrophic loss of both chambers of Congress and the Presidency because of it.

Dodd-Frank simply puts a limit on gambling… No, you can’t bet your domicile at Delaware Park.  No, you can’t sell your car there and bet it on roulette.  No you can’t put your kids into prostitution to feed your gambling habit.

We have to regulate things like that. Otherwise if we don’t and someone does them, they can keep doing them without a law to stop them.

That is why the idiocy of cutting regulations is just that idiocy.. Perhaps I can grant that with Google now, we can search and find perhaps one or two regulations that would benefit society if we removed them.  But they certainly would not be in Dodd Frank.

Those are there to prevent what happened in 2008 from happening again…  That’s impossible you say… It was 80 years between both Great Depressions… That is a lifetime… Nothing happened in between!

Exactly,! Because laws like Dodd-Frank were held in place which limited the amount of our money one could gamble. Two bills repealed that oversight and bam, in 2008 we were in crises.

And now, we want to return to the instability of those years prior to the Great Depression of 1932?

The Great Recession was solely the result of an economy built on overextended consumer credit and risky mortgages; the crisis began in March, 2008 as investment bank Bear Stearns became the first of dozens of major American institutions to fail or be bailed out by the Fed. Bear Stearns would soon be joined by AIG, Lehman Brothers, GM, and Countrywide, to name a few.

Some regulation are on the books for a reason… such as regulating derivatives.  While derivatives were regulated, gas stayed at 99 cents a gallon for 8 years… Remember that?  And just as soon as we deregulated Derivatives, it climbed all the way to $4.25 a gallon before the collapsing market dropped the price down to real market, which we shockingly discovered was just $1.70 a gallon.   The Dodd-Frank regulation on derivatives has returned us again to low prices (faster due to help from our Sultanic friends in the Gulf),

And as soon as it gets removed, the hedge funds buy it low…. wait and sell it high…

We played this game before:  the year 2000, the end of Clinton’s term. The spending bill passed in September were held up through December in conference committee by Sen. Phil Gramm.  The Omnibus funding bill that year, had a rider that deregulated all derivatives from government oversight.  Over those 4 months leading up to passage, parts of the government had been officially unfunded.  Government employees wondered if they could even spend for Christmas.  Finally on the very last day of that Congress. by a voice vote only seconds before adjournment, all conference committee (Phil Gramm) changes were approved and the bill got sent to Clinton.

Unfortunately he signed it… and we paid those hedge fund investors a lot more than we should have been paying for our gasoline. Up to $2.50 on every single gallon!  We also sold bad mortgages as derivatives, world-wide… and when those mortgages failed (as we knew they had to), the world economy collapsed.

We should not make the same mistake again. We really cannot afford that same mistake again.  With hindsight, a new democratic Congress would have been sworn, and could rectify that before Clinton left office… But tired and in the last waning days of his presidency, one cannot blame him for not doing so.  Who wants to end with a pie-fight?

And I’m sure it seemed like a good idea … up to 8 years later.  But is was wrong. It was dumb, and we paid dearly for it. How we paid dearly for it…

Veto the changes, and then see if they can find 70 Senators willing to go on public record while all America is watching and screw over the American people.

Removing good regulation will be our downfall.. Don’t let that happen.

There is Common Core.

There is gross inequality of the top 1%.

There is the need for money.

There is the need to tax the top 1%.

There is the need for a minimum wage that is livable.

There is a need for more funding to keep our infrastructure intact.

There is a need for more cash applied to educating those in poverty.

There is a need for more power not made from carbon.

There is a need to actively insist on lower greenhouse emissions.

There is a need to spend money to buttress our seashores.

There is a need to spend money on fighting diseases such as Ebola.

There is a need to have and 11:1 student teacher ratio in schools at greater than 50% reduced lunch.

There is a need to let teachers teach.

There is a need to make sure all children get three good meals a day.

There is a need to make sure all children receive vaccinations.

There is a need to make sure all failed bridges are repaired.

There is a need to make sure that all Americans can get medical coverage.

There is a need to build for more dams as the West gets parched.

There is a need for higher Social Security payments to those who lost their IRA’s in the last Depression.

There is a need for preserving wildlife rapidly becoming extinct.

There is a need for putting people to work in a CCC type of organization that leaves a lasting legacy on the American landscape.

There is a need for women to never worry about unwanted pregnancies.

There is a need for minorities to never worried about being treated like they are not the majority race.

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As you can see. there is a need.  As you can see some people have all the money.  As you can see the only solution is to tax those at the top fairly (at the highest possible rate) and spend that in rebuilding our nation… Consider it as an equity loan given to the wealthy, whose payment has now come due…..

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You should be making $18,000 more a year right now.  And would, except for the inequality put in place  beginning with the trickle down policies of Ronald Reagan… now more appropriately called “tinkle” down economics… 

The bottom get pissed on.

The heavy line shows where you would be if the average rate of growth from across the years ’79 to ’10 were applied evenly.  The lighter line shows the reality….

99% of us are all earning an average of $18,000 less than we should be…  So how does this break down?

Average household incomes grew by 53.4 percent from 1979 to 2007. But that didn’t break down equally:

  • The bottom fifth of households saw their income go up by 29.2 percent, well below the 53.4 percent average.
  • Income for the middle fifth of households grew by a measly 19.7 percent.
  • But how did people a little higher up, but not at the very top, do? A little better, but still below average: households between the 81st and 90th percentiles—so in the bottom half of the top fifth of the income ladder—had just 39.1 percent income growth. Again, well below that average of 53.4.
  • So how far up do you have to go before you hit the average? The 91st to the 95th percentile almost got there, with 53 percent average growth. But they fell just short. Households between the 96th and 99th percentile seriously exceeded 53.4 percent, though. They had average income growth of 78.1 percent.
  • That’s nothing compared to the top 1 percent, though: Their income grew by 244.7 percent, close to five times the average.

It is clear that most of the overall income gains from 1979 to 2007 bypassed the vast majority of American households. As such, their living standards are lower than they would be had these gains been shared more broadly.

Ways To Share More Broadly.

A.  Raise the Minimum Wage:  $10.10 is a start.  

B.  Organize More (and throw out ineffective current bosses) Unions. Override All State Laws Outlawing Unions.

C.  Reduce Wage Theft:  charging workers for uniforms, drinks, food, supplies. Cheating on overtime.

D. Tax the top 1% appropriately…  Include Capital Gains as income. Tax Corporations at the same rate as individuals. Raise the top marginal percents to these levels…

  • Over $1 billion in income…  tax rate of 60%
  • $500 million to $1 billion in income  = 55%
  • $100 million to $500 million in income  = 50%
  • $50 million to $100 million in income =  45%
  • All the rest: no change….  

On top of this, allow all money put into capital improvements, to be deducted dollar for dollar. (Capital improvements require building things).  The rational is that if you put that money into capital improvements, you are improving this nation as much as if you were directly paying taxes to it.  Perhaps more so.

This can be done, but it must be done with a Democratic Executive, and over 60 Democrats in the Senate (or change the filibuster rules), and a fully Democratic House.  That is what has to happen for any change.  If it doesn’t happen then Americans rightly get what they deserve for being stupid.  Because we all know that Republicans are quite happy with the very fact that you ARE making $18,000 less than you should and quite happy that they are the ones receiving it, not you……. 

It wasn’t supposed to go that way. And it shouldn’t go that way….. 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware’s Unions, particularly the Building and Trades, have over-stepped.  In a world where the one percent owns 45% of America’s assets, where billions are being spent to destroy unions in every capacity, where the middle class has succumbed to its worst level since 1880, the rat-demon that the Building and Trades chose to blacken, was Delaware’s biggest friend of labor, John Kowalko.

There is something very sick in Delaware’s unions…  That this was ever allowed shows complicity with the 1%.

The only people hurt by not putting the power plant inside the University of Delaware, were those investors who spent $800,000 and got nothing.  It would be safe to say none of them were of the 99%.   When something else goes in, those jobs will be there as well.  Labor did not lose one job…

Instead, we just got further proof that in Delaware, labor has been coerced, infiltrated, and is being run by the 1%… No normal working man would want to poison 30,000 people into cancer by his efforts.  We all know the 1% have no qualms with killing people as long as they make over 5%…..

Organized labor is no longer working for its members.  Whether it is the DSEA, AFSCME, or the Building Trades, the lack of new jobs here in Delaware is due to only one thing.  Their coziness with those with money… the big 5 developers and their friend, the governor.

I know the details of why there is a history behind it this coziness.. But there was also a history behind Colonial America and Great Britain… But at some point a split had to occur.

When you have Quisling leaders telling their members that “yeah, they are doing everything they can”, and at the same time telling the Delaware Way that they “got their people handled”, it is their members who are getting royally screwed…..

It is past time to scrap old leaders.  It is past time for new aggressive leadership, someone in their 30’s..  It is time for work stoppages again.  It is time for muscle…  When you have our ex-heroes, “organized labor”, those who built the America we had (at least up through 2000),  attacking their most ardent legislative supporter in the General Assembly because he wouldn’t go along and maliciously kill 30,000 of his constituents with cancer, you have a corrupt and poorly lead organization…. They are not working for their members; they are working for Charlie Copeland!

I hereby pull my support for prevailing wage….  and urge John Kowalko and every legislator elected from the Greater Newark Area up through Hockessin to do so as well. … 

Until unions get new aggressive leadership who will daringly take on the Delaware Way and grind it up and crush it, forget it, I won’t reconsider.