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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Working Minds Essay #102: “Coyotes and Republicans”

The recent New Mexico Coyote Hunt got lots of national press, which may not be a good thing. The week-long shooting spree killed only 39 coyotes, less than expected.

1) With only 39 coyote pelts collected, maybe the perceived ‘coyote problem’ is not actually real.

2) Alternate observation: Maybe part of the perceived ‘coyote problem’ is that the coyotes are smarter than the hunters.

3) It is very unfortunate that nobody has the cojones (and-or the money) to offer a reward for a Republican Hunt. The perceived ‘Republican problem’ is very real.
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A big reward for the indictment and conviction of criminal Republicans starts with traitor Karl Rove, who now has added election fraud to his many other crimes.

The cyber patriot team called Anonymous will eventually release the evidence showing that the firewall that they hacked into Rove’s O.R.C.A. election data system prevented his intention to flip the votes in three important counties in Ohio (as was done in 2004). Knowing what took place in cyberspace that Election Day makes the YouTube footage of Rove’s election night meltdown on the Faux News Channel really hilarious. (But of course, finding an official in Ohio who will actually prosecute is another matter.)

Next on the list are traitor and war profiteer Dick Cheney and lobbyist Grover Norquist. George Dubya will likely never be prosecuted for his treasonous action in approving the release of C.I.A. agent Valerie Plame’s identity (proven in court) nor for his many war crimes.

Add to the list all the Republicans who directly participated in the above-cited crimes and you already have a long list. And then there are even more local and national Republican miscreants, maybe too many. Good thing that Halliburton designed all those concentration camps to be built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – boy, I hope there’s enough room.

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The Japanese are an honorable people; they surrendered after World War II and they have kept their word.

The Republican Party has no honor. They continue to lie and cheat and steal in order to win elections, and to subvert the U.S. Constitution. The Republicans and the Oligarchs who own them hold themselves beyond and above The Law and they have no intention of surrendering.

Do your homework: Wikipedia has reliable details on the following:
a) the Powell Memorandum of 1971
b) Jude Wanniski’s ‘Two Santas Theory’
c) P.N.A.C. (Project For A New American Century)
d) The Federalist Society
e) the Citizens United v. F.E.C. court case

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4) Calling Republicans coyotes defames canis latrans. All Republicans are fascists and ideologues; a majority of their leaders have committed treason and war crimes and election fraud, not to mention publicly lying to the American people, without guilt or remorse or apology.

“If the fascist Republican Party had anything of value to offer the American voter they would not have to lie and cheat and steal to win elections.”

Copyright 2012 by G.E. Nordell, all rights reserved

NOTE: This is the 250th post on this weblog!

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 2012 Quotations

"Thanks for being true to yourself. Someone has to do it."
~~ Tom Voccola of Idaho

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
~~ physicist Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence."
~~ poet Marianne Moore [1887-1972]

"If you follow every dream, you might get lost."
~~ Neil Young

"What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds."
~~ humorist Will Rogers [1879-1935]

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."
~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940]

"Nothing is worse than active ignorance."
~~ Goethe [1749-1832]

"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."
~~ Stephen King

"If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor."
~~ physicist Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Statistics are like bikinis. They show a lot but not everything."
~~ baseball manager Lou Piniella

"If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent."
~~ Bette Davis [1908-89]

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble in the road."
~~ Henry Ward Beecher [1813-87]

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."
~~ John Kenneth Galbraith [1908-2006]

"I've learned one thing – people who know the least anyways seem to know it the loudest."
~~ cartoonist Al Capp [1909-79]

"The only way of catching a train [that] I have ever discovered is to miss the train before."
~~ G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

"Don't underestimate your vote. Voting is the great equalizer."
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou

"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"The art of politics is a honey and baloney sandwich – it is undignified and icky."
~~ Joe Klein, Time Magazine columnist

"Let us mock the midnight bell."
~~ Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616], in "Antony and Cleopatra", Act III Scene 11

"How fleeting are all human passions compared to the massive continuity of ducks."
~~ Dorothy L. Sayers [1893-1957]

"In Art and Dream may you proceed with abandon."
~~ Gertrude Stein [1874-1946]

"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
~~ Anaïs Nin [1903-77]

“You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.”
~~ Darwin P. Kingsley [1857-1932]

"Sometimes when they say [that] you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying [that] you have a real bad sense of timing."
~~ George McGovern [1922-2012]

"My rule is, if it flies, floats or fornicates, rent it. It's cheaper in the long run."
~~ Felix Dennis, owner of The Week Magazine [est. 1995]

"Start every day with a smile and get it over with."
~~ W.C. Fields [1880-1946]

"Nature has given us one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak."
~~ Epictetus [55?–135? C.E.]

"Fun is like life insurance. The older you get the more it costs."
~~ Kin Hubbard [1868-1930]

"There are some things [that] one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction."
~~ Franz Kafka [1883-1924]

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."
~~ Eric Hoffer [1902-83]

"The best way to keep your word is not to give it."
~~ Napolean Bonaparte [1769-1821]

"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."
~~ Simone Weil [1909-43]

"In a full heart, there is room for everything."
~~ poet Antonio Porchia [1885-1968]

"Every life, even the best ones, ends in sadness. Books hold out hope that things may end otherwise."
~~ Joe Queenan

"The problem with capitalism is not too many capitalists, but not enough capitalists".
~~ G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

"One man with courage is a majority." ~~ Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
~~ playwright George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

"The government is the shadow cast by business over society."
~~ John Dewey [1859-1952]

"Choice. It's the word that allows yes and the word that makes no possible. It's the word that puts the free in freedom and takes obligation out of the mix. It's the word upon which adventure, exhilaration, and authenticity depend. It's the word that the cocoon whispers to the caterpillar."
~~ adapted from Tom Robbins

"Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

The Lego Group's motto is "Det bedste er ikke for godt", which means 'the best is never too good'.

"In America, anyone can become President. It's one of the risks [that] we take."
~~ Adlai Stevenson II [1900-65]

"Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church, or robbing a bank, but never to being bores."
~~ hostess Elsa Maxwell [1883-1963]

"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"The people who successfully delude themselves seem happier than the people who can't."
~~ Woody Allen

"No one is so eager to gain new experience as he who doesn't know how to make use of the old ones."
~~ novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach [1830-1916]

"To acquire knowledge one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
~~ Marilyn vos Savant

"You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad."
~~ Adlai Stevenson II [1900-65]

"Find ecstacy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."
~~ Emily Dickinson [1830-86]

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."
~~ Count Leo Tolstoy [1828-1910]

"No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut."
~~ longtime House Speaker Sam Rayburn [1882-1961]

"The very meaninglessness of life forces man to make his own meaning."
~~ Stanley Kubrick [1928-99]

"The Republican Party is in a death spiral."
~~ radio show host Sam Seder

"One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward."
~~ Scottish explorer David Livingston [1813-73]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

America Saved From Fascism

The Fascists in Italy took control of the country in 1922. The German people handed control of their country to the fascist National Socialist {Nazi} Party in 1933. The five Republican members of the U.S. Supreme Court declared the United States to be a fascist country by their Citizens United vs. F.E.C. decision in January 2010.

But the American people prevented further encroachment by the fascists and their wholly-owned subsidiary, the Republican Party, just yesterday. Karl Rove and Sheldon Adelman and Grover Norquist and the other agents of the fascist Oligarchy could not buy enough airtime nor tell enough bald-faced lies to overcome the Will of The People.

Barack Obama appears to have 300 electoral votes, to Willard Mitt Romney's 200 electoral votes. While I predicted here that Obama would win by a 60-40 landslide in the popular vote, the 60-40 win in the Electoral College is just fine with me. (The early score on the popular vote is a squeaker 50.3 to 48.1.)

So with President Obama in the White House for Four More Years, perhaps nothing much has changed. The House is Republican, and House Speaker Boehner will prevent as much progress as possible. The Senate is still Democratic – but Harry Reid is a chicken, and the Republicans just threaten to filibuster and progress is prevented.

So the forward-looking among us have already figured where to work to erase the Republican stranglehold on solutions for America – every single Congress district is up for re-election in 2014, along with another one-third of the Senate.

The Revolution is never over; the Class War is perpetual.