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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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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Will The Republicans Please Shut-Up About Individual Rights Now That The Democrats Have Endorsed Legal Pot In California?

If you read my posts about politics - you will find that I almost never find something to say good about the Democrats, who I call democraps. And, that is countered by me rarely finding something to say about the Republicans, who I call Republinuts. Indeed, despite voting for the Libertarians in the last 8 Presidential elections - they too are suspect (how could they not be truly loudly behind the right to self medicate with pot in the 2008 election).

But, all that is starting, perhaps, to slip away as evidently the Democratic Party in California has endorsed the proposition to legalize and tax marijuana - to make it available to those who don't currently have a prescription. And, evidently, the Republicans - the self-proclaimed voices of standing for the individual and not the `group' - have decided to support the opposite.

Fine, but, please Republinuts - don't peddle your `individual rights' vs the government rights - anymore. Your bluff has been called and you wear no clothes.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Penny-Pinching Towns Put Police Out to Pasture

I have long said `there are WAY too many cops' - and finally - our Great Recession is proving the obvious. http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/penny-pinching-towns-put-police-out-to-pasture/19550879

Meanwhile - Confidence in Obama reaches new low, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/12/AR2010071205453.html?hpid%3Dtopnews&sub=AR

Meanwhile - 1500 Bankers went to Jail After the S&L Crisis. Almost None Today - http://www.zcommunications.org/wall-street-criminals-by-danny-schechter

After 100's of thousands refused to pay the tickets - Freeway speed cameras to be turned off this week - http://www.azfamily.com/outbound-feeds/yahoo-news/Freeway-speed-cameras-to-be-turned-off-this-week-98237994.html

Thanks for reading today and thanks for the support by Reddit users on my last post about protesting in public. Appreciated.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Call To Action - My `Re-Elect Nobody' Sign - And The Public Reaction

If you read my sidebar you can see my politics - I detest both political parties and the system they have set up for their own power. That feeling has only gotten stronger over the years; and it perhaps is dawning on the public that we DON'T have a two party system - we have a one political system power structure - that is both sides of the same coin.

One example of why the common folk don't have power against the system is that politicians are a MAJOR SOURCE of advertising revenue on the TV - and RADIO - and NEWSPAPER - mainstream media outlets. Consequently, it would be naive to think that `punches aren't pulled' on anything that the politicians do when in office. Criticism of advertisers is generally prohibited and good business practice. And, in Georgia, with days to the primaries, the stench of the ads is nearly non-stop - especially to folks who believe we have a truly bloated government structure - that no politicians talk about dismantling.

I use that as a background because it was the non-stopness of the ads that eventually - yesterday - drove me into the streets once again. With a standard white posterboard, Walmart purchased,  with huge purple letters that said `RE-ELECT NOBODY'.  It was the same sign I used on the street just before the main election of 2008 - during the September crash of the financial system itself.

However, this time, on Jamerson Road,  in northern Cobb county in Georgia, I stood in front of my subdivision that I've lived in over 20 years (I stood about a mile away before in 2008 at a busy intersection of Jamerson Rd). And, as I say to my friends - who always say they have always wanted to do the same thing, (protest in the street with a sign) - I am doing this for you.

Frankly, I have NO idea why more folks don't take to the public route - for a quick bout of `protest' - `a putting your action where your mouth is' - as the reaction one gets these days - is truly something to behold. Indeed, within a minute, perhaps no more than 25 seconds or so, and only about the 4th car I flashed the sign to - I already had my first horn beep. Which was immediately followed by two cars with the thumbs up sign (some from inside the car and some put well up into the air outside of the window).

Only a minute had passed, perhaps less. I was charged. And, I decided to count those `recognitions' of my protest efforts. (Having done this on a busier interesection in 2008 - I knew about what to expect - but this was certainly a MUCH STRONGER public reaction than in 2008.)

And, before I reveal the number - how many folks do you think would do something in a positive manner in ONE hour? 25? 35? 55? Now, I assumed when I walked out that the response would be less than my sign got  in 2008 - when I estimated the response in an hour, at a busier intersection, to be about 75 `honks-thumbs up' reactions. Indeed, in 2008, not only was it an intersection (as opposed to a two way road) - I was at a red light and it gave many folks the chance to see the sign fully while waiting for the light to change.

But, the reactions and numbers started to add up - and it was from citizens who were driving all types of vehicles - and from what I could see - both sexes, all races, and all age groups (that said, some had a better index in this number). Indeed, in that hour I had one person turn around and pull over to speak with me - and another stop cold in the street (no traffic coming) and spoke with me.

Many folks did more than honk, or give a thumbs up - some yelled out their windows `hell ya' - `absolutely' `right on' and others like `F ya', etc.

I am NOT pulling your leg.

So, have you come up with a number yet (remember, I can only show ONE side of traffic my sign at a time - missing many opportunities)? How many `recognitions' would it take for YOU to go out and do the same thing?

What IF people stood outside of subdivisions thruout America with RE-ELECT NOBODY signs? Do you think the F'ing politicians might get the faintest wiff of discontent with the way they have done things? Indeed, I wonder how many - if any - politicians may have passed my sign? What if politicians had to pass signs like this daily? Would it really be that hard to take just an hour and see what happens if you stand up for an opinion?

So, one last time - how many honks would it take to make you think it is worth your time?

Would 102 do?

(I estimate that 400-500 folks had an opportunity to see the sign and that about half that number actually read it. I actually bet, that it takes a moment to sink in to some folks and that they `wished' they honked - and I bet that if I did it again - that repeaters in such a manner would beep and increase the numbers.)

Thanks for visiting - please leave a comment or better yet - make your own sign. I have more strong opinions on this blog too - look around - http://realheavypolitics.blogspot.com/ .

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rand Study - Pot 38 Dollars An Ounce If Legalized In California

Now, while Rand is full of shit - I myself predicted the same thing here over a year ago in my `Onion' type article - http://realheavypolitics.blogspot.com/2009/05/future-ny-times-headline-national.html called - Future NY Times Headline - National Marijuana Tax Revenue Far Short Of Expectations - anyway, here's the link - http://laist.com/2010/07/07/if_marijuana_was_legalized_prices_w.php

Art Linkletter was in on early conversations about the Drug War with Nixon? Yes - http://www.theagitator.com/2010/06/21/presidents-say-the-darndest-things/

In the new normal - police forces depend on Federal Pot money to keep men on the force - Police Run On Fumes, And Federal Pot-Fighting Cash - http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpps/news/police-run-on-fumes,-and-federal-pot-fighting-cash-dpgonc-km-20100703_8467045 - Beyond disgusting.

Drunk cop - kills man in crash - doesn't even lose job - http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=7497927

Meanwhile - Businessman 'brutalised' and locked up for daring to ask Gold Coast police officer his name - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/man-locked-up-for-daring-to-ask-an-officer-his-name/story-e6freon6-1225880118591

You expect more? Opponents Of Cannabis Legalization Mount Counterfactual Campaign Bordering On Nonsense - http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2010/04/28/opponents-of-cannabis-legalization-mount-counterfactual-campaign-bordering-on-nonsense/

Thanks for your visit today - I bet the sidebar has some stupid drug rehabilitation ads - they are incredibly hilarious to check out - believe me.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Loss of Jobless Benefits Could Lower Unemployment Rate

As you know, even our mouthpiece for the government MSM has had a hard time not laughing as President Obama continues to insist that the job numbers and economy is on track - now - the government has a chance to further lower those numbers and continue to keep us on track by doing the unthinkable - cutting the most needy off - (remember, these were not welfare folks - these were workers) - http://www.cnbc.com/id/37997242 .

The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy: How the New World Order, Man-Made Diseases, and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America

 World's rich got richer amid '09 recession - http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Worlds-rich-got-richer-amid-rb-2551769401.html?x=0 -- excuse me, but isn't 39 TRILLION almost a years worth of the WORLD's GDP?

Balanced with this good news: http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/gov-arnold-schwarzeneggers-plan-to-slash-pay-to-minimum-wage-sparks-outrage-in-california/19541167 - Real Heavy Politics.

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