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I've voted for the Libertarians the last 10 elections for President. I do not believe in the Republinuts or the Democraps, or, the big media that supports them.

Because of the above - my views, IMO, are the real independent; THE `Eagle' views, and not the `centrist' `independent' views of those that alternate between the Jackass and the Elephant.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lightweight Katie Couric Nails Glenn Beck

Normally, up until now, I had viewed Glenn Beck as someone I could, in general, agree with. He had smidgens of a Libertarian streak, seemed to dislike big government, and expressed points of view not heard daily - especially when he was on CNN. However, my opinion is now completely different - and, all because of Katie Couric. Life is full of surprises.

As you will see in the video below - Katie asked a very very simple question and one that Beck should have known would have been asked. And, all she did was simply ask the question repeatedly looking for an answer. The result, is 3 minutes of video that you will never ever forget. Indeed, I had always thought of Katie Couric as the NON epitome of a `journalist' - someone who should only be doing funny animal stories at best. But, after you see Beck squirm and fidget and virtually beg for the question to end - you will understand that it is BECK who is the person in the super lightweight category ------ IS HE REALLY THIS MINDLESS?

Edit - 10/8 --> A friend sent me this:
"White Culture? This is the euro wig wearing foundations of the country called America. The big money player/plantation owners (WashAdJefMadMon...) who were interested in the milk & honey land grab. It evolved into the railway manifest destiny profit mongering pilfering of more land. Savages just a bit above a beast to be removed to a reservation. Their sacred land? A fitting place to carve the figure heads of these white so called "leaders". Morphing into the slimy oil gas industrialists(white men) who further destroy any natural habitat with more greed and profit as "the american way". This is the "white culture" of suit and tie all powerful businessmen who chainsaw 1,000 year old redwood trees for a patio deck to prop their fat white ass on and sip martinis after a nice round of golf sprayed with pesticide to keep it green and thus our 2000 year old dilemma, the roots of this so called great "civilized" Greco-Roman culture that rolls on its destructive course of zero collecting profit making at the expense of anything sane! This in my opinion is "White Culture".

Here's some other links for you to ponder today:
http://donklephant.com/2009/09/25/glenn-beck-cant-answer-question-about-white-culture/ This is another link to the video if the YouTube video above doesn't work.
Waking up to discover the mortgage market was a giant criminal enterprise - http://trueslant.com/matttaibbi/2009/09/22/landmark-decision-massive-relief-for-homeowners-and-trouble-for-the-banks/ Ultimately, this could turn out to be the BIGGEST story of the year if not decade. Did the bank which holds your mortgage use this (what is the key to the story) to obtain the mortgage? IF so, it's possible they don't have authority to foreclose.
Police Discover World's Most Expensive Marijuana - http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle_blog/2009/sep/24/police_discover_worlds_most_expe Now, picture this -- a BIG drug raid turns up ONE plant of marijuana. What to do? Just declare the pot the most expensive type ever --- one worth 12 times the highest price ever paid. Laughable if it wasn't so sick.
http://www.politico.com/livepulse/0909/Ensign_receives_handwritten_confirmation_.html?showall New healthcare `reform' will make millions a new criminal class - with fines and jail time for those who don't buy into the package. Worthless politicians at their finest. The revival of debtors prisons for 21st century America - how is that Hope and Change working out?
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/090921vet5101.aspx Here is a very strange story about what cocaine is `cut' with these days - somehow, this story just doesn't add up.
WATCH: DoJ Official Blows Cover Off PATRIOT Act Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/23/watch-doj-official-blows_n_296209.html From the article "In the debate over the PATRIOT Act, the Bush White House insisted it needed the authority to search people's homes without their permission or knowledge so that terrorists wouldn't be tipped off that they're under investigation.
Now that the authority is law, how has the Department of Justice used the new power? To go after drug dealers.
Only three of the 763 "sneak-and-peek" requests in fiscal year 2008 involved terrorism cases, according to a July 2009 report from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Sixty-five percent were drug cases." Anyone, who expected more out of our politicians is just foolish.

Today's fun link:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6873?size=_original The world of 1890 - take a time trip today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Marijuana PROHIBITION - Finally Enters The Debate - And Search

As CSN&Y sang, "It's Been A Long Time Comin" - but, it may be possible that the tide is finally turning about marijuana. Once the choice of only hippies and hipsters - the federal policy towards the flowering plant is finding a new hurdle to climb. Indeed, no longer is the herb finding it's main support in the occasional 420 rally attended by youth screaming at the elders for legalization - nowadays - it's the `medicine' for potentially millions no longer on the college campus.

In fact, if you look at the google trend graph above http://www.google.com/trends?q=marijuana+legalization%2C+marijuana+prohibition&ctab=0&geo=us&geor=all&date=all&sort=0 you can see the the word `prohibition' attached to `marijuana' is actually a new phenomena. Amazingly.

And, in just the last few months, these articles, one a link to a comparison between the automaker GM and marijuana prohibition http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/06/prweb2485694.htm and the other http://www.emailwire.com/release/24957-CSI-President-Dr-Robert-Melamede-Testified-Yesterday-at-Denver-Hearing-Which-Stopped-Attempt-to-Restrict-Patients-Access-to-Medical-Marijuana-Cannabis-Science-Plans-for-End-of-Marijuana-Prohibition.html - about public discourse about the citizens passing medical marijuana laws and that `restrictions' on those laws amount to limitations of the benefits to users - has re-set the debate.

Indeed, those who have long held out hope of a change in the laws to legalize the product for everyone - may finally be getting the boost they need as more and more people, who are NOT users of marijuana, or, who were once users of marijuana, are beginning to view the governments actions as a Prohibition - instead of legal actions.
Legalization only comes when it is acknowledged by the population that a prohibition exists.

And, as more and more states pass Medical Marijuana - those that are PROHIBITED in other states from having that medicine - are indeed, beginning to see the issue in a new way. Indeed, PROHIBITION has COSTS. Not benefits. And, finally, after all these years - the term `Prohibition' is finally entering the lexicon of the debate - and is now, finally, associated with pot.

Other links for today:

Jon Stewart slams media for missing ACORN story: 'Where the hell were you!?' - http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Jon-Stewart-slams-the-media-for-missing-ACORN-story-Where-the-hell-were-you-59469292.html Includes the video too.
http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5450 Marijuana and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Evidence - Here's a resource alert for you hipsters.
http://www.popsci.com/node/38347/?cmpid=PSCenews091709 Scientists Find The Gene That Produces THC - Beautiful picture too.
California must go bankrupt - http://www.marketwatch.com/story/california-must-go-bankrupt-2009-09-18?siteid=yahoomy - Read the reasons WHY California needs to give the battle up. Bloated government - finally being called what it is.
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle_blog/2009/sep/17/former_mexican_president_propose - Former Mexican President Proposes Legalizing Drugs in Mexico AND the U.S. - And, the worthless media again underplays the remarks.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/209830 Losing Afghanistan’s Drug War - UN Drug czar says.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Real Heavy Politics - Sept. 18th Links

Congressman Proposes 25 Years In Prison For Pot - http://blog.norml.org/2009/06/15/congressman-proposes-25-years-in-prison-for-pot/ Yep, a-holes like this are still around, evidently.
http://oathkeepers.org/oath/ "Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution
Our motto is "Not on our watch!" Fortunately, there are others, not politicians, who feel like this.
http://bestofneworleans.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A58204 The comedian/commentator feasts on sacred cows. Bill Maher rips the media a new one.
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/04/430.asp Red Light Camera Studies Roundup Just one of many ways the bloated government defers to money for politicians to spend over public safety.

Finally, today's fun link - a pool playing robot.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Is America Too Big To Fail?

As a big watcher of CNBC I'm very familiar with the phrase used about the big banks and other institutions - that they are `too big to fail'. Then, it hit me, why would the world want to bail out America via their purchase of our bonds - even after we stated publicly that our very system almost `broke' a year ago?

Could it be that those very bonds would be worthless? Could it be that America is too big to fail? Might they try to prop up our money system until it is indeed - worthless?

Other links for you today:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/09/08/20090908dpsmonkey0908.html Man wears Monkey Mask to beat revenue speed cameras. Then again, only 24% are even bothering to pay the revenue speed cameras.
Drug Use by Political Candidates Isn't a Deal Breaker, But Hypocrisy on the Issue Should Be - http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/142452 The worthless politicians of the 2000's - 57% would replace ever single one of them.

Today's Fun Link:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6784?size=_original 1910 America.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wizard Of Oz Character Most Like The Press? The Cowardly Lion!

As you can see from my sidebar statement about `My Politics' - you can see I'm not a fan of the MSM (mainstream media) - indeed - I find them almost revolting like most folks - but - also - fascinating to watch. As we all know, the choice of what to put on the air as `news' is largely an effort to reach the most dumbed down consumers with disposable income as possible. The media's first focus - do not upset advertisers - which for most local TV stations includes all the politicians - as political ads are literally indispensable to the final bottom line (the media also doesn't want to upset the politicians due to the politicians link to actual news).

The next thing the MSM doesn't want to do is - offend. They don't want to offend those who think they are Republicans (Republinuts) or those who think that they support the Democrats (Democraps) -- and -- not only that -- the media has a vested interest that those `pesky independents' are only always portrayed as trying to decide which of the two parties are better. And, NOT that they have any dissatisfaction with the two party system. By doing so, it allows the media to ignore third parties - since - after all - folks could support them if they wanted and the results show that they never do. Anyways, the MSM continues, aren't those that say they are independents AND non-voters, really NOT interested in politics anyway?

Can't beat that logic - right?

So, along comes the new Rasmussen poll - and low and behold - 57% would be willing to replace the ENTIRE congress http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2009/57_would_like_to_replace_entire_congress and only 25% would keep the entire bunch. Oh, and it's 70% would dump them all among `non party affiliated voters' -- 70 F-ing percent.

Now, this was a real poll - not a telephone or internet `call in'. These are real numbers with plus or negatives attached to the answers. And, therefore, would be real news --- in a country that had a political structure that encouraged `other political parties' -- instead of ignoring them. Indeed, even the very limited few `independents' to ever rock the established parties - such as Perot and John Anderson --- it's as if they never existed once their 15 minutes of fame was up. The same could be said of Ron Paul and the Libertarians - even - Ralph Nader.

Indeed, why is it that these folks - for decades - haven't been asked their opinion to put along side of the opinion of the `r-nuts' or `d-craps'? HUH, WHY?

Well, it's because we have a press that is a wimp - like the cowardly lion of the wizard of oz. A big loud roar and nothing else (actually, it doesn't even roar anymore) - that the media runs scared on politics is so obvious that no one even talks about it. (Look at all the recent findings about Pot inhibiting certain cancers being buried.)

So, instead, the poll findings less than a week later -- are forgotten - and the media two party system cheerleading continues unabated. Well, rah, rah - until the voting curtain is pulled open again - perhaps someday - the media will be more like Strawman and get a brain.

More Links:
http://blog.norml.org/2009/08/31/rasmussen-reports-majority-of-americans-now-agree-that-booze-is-more-dangerous-than-pot/ Great read - by 51-19% the `which is worse' answer from Americans about Liquor VS Pot. Real poll data again.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10594688 And, from our friends down under -- under 18 year olds to consume alcohol at next school `ball'.
http://www.doomers.us/forum2/ Life After the Oil Crash Forum --- Now, looking at the extreme end of things --- hmmm -- main takeaway - get ready for shortages of anything we import as other countries don't want dollars as payment anymore.
http://www.doctorhousingbubble.com/real-homes-of-genius-the-south-bay-of-los-angeles-today-we-salute-redondo-beach-668-square-feet-1-bedroom-home-for-539000-california-unemployment-now-at-119-percent-officially-with-u-6-at-2/ Here's some non-cheerleading about housing.

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