Category Archives: Ron Paul

Let’s Be Gay In Virginia

The Republican party is constantly concerned about wars that are being waged by President Obama against jobs or the rights of bigots or the war to get illegal immigrants citizenship,but for many members of the party, the real war is over the right to end discrimination against gays and lesbians. In 2006, the voters of Virginia voted to make illegal the right of gay marriage. It was an example of democracy in action, of course, in this case those in favor of “democracy” were the ones who wanted to forbid democracy for the minority. Of course, the state of Virginia for decades had decided it was illegal for people of different colored skin to marry one another. In the eyes of white Virginians, this was a fundamental issue since the “mixing of races” would lead, inevitably to “mongrelization” of the human(white) race.

Judge Arenda Wright Allen struck down the Virginia law that forbids gays and lesbians to marry one another. I assume for folk like Ted Cruz this is simply another example of “mixing of the races” and the result will be some form of mongrelization of the human race. Now, if we can vote Ted into the office of president, then we(white folk, that is who are man and woman) can sleep peacefully knowing that our grand kids will have a male dad and a female mom.

Cry For Venezuela

Let me make clear from the beginning that I support efforts in Venezuela to aid those living in poverty and those who are tired of men of wealth dominating the nation. Yes, Hugo Chavez did some important changes in the political structure of a society in which the wealthy dominated and most lived in poverty. But, with any change eventually becomes the reality that a new oligarchy will emerge, and that is the reality of modern day Venezuela. Those who portray themselves as “for the people” or “Socialists seeking freedom” have simply become a new regime whose only goal is POWER FOR THEMSELVES and give a few goodies to the poor to keep them happy. Venezuela is wracked by inflation, a shortage of goods and widespread crime which threatens the lives of both rich and poor. Oppositon to the regime of President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets in protest(Nick, remember the old days when you were in the streets protesting an oppressive government?). Naturally, the president sent in the police to break up protests led by “fascists.”

Rupert Colville, UN Commissionar of Human Rights sent a strong protest to President Maduro about his brutality against those who protested. “We are deeply concerned about the escalation of violence,and, in particular, the deaths of at least three people.” He wants those who committed these crimes to bye prosecuted. Sorry, Mr. Colville, the government is responsible for the deaths and how does a government prosecute itself??

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “We Dodged A Bullet”

These days, that is a miracle in Syria.

Sweden, Local: “Rumania Must Pay For Beggars”"

I’mm glad that you are begging them to pay.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Courage, Common Sense, Cannabis”

Pot, pot luck, and pooh to you!

China, China Daily: “Kerry To Meet Israel Palestine Leaders”

Now, if only Israel and Palestine leaders can meet one another.

Japan, Japan Times: “Head Of Mother Support Group Beats Wife”

No one spelled out the exact duties so don’t blame me!

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Wean Moms Off Bottle”

Put them on the breast!

France, Connexion: “Hail Hollande Speech”

OK, so a few women did not cheer it.

Outsource Congress?

The American free enterprise system is undoubtedly the marvel of the world. We manufacture cars whose engines might be produced in country A and the windows in country B. It is about time to consider the possibility of outsourcing the American Congress. The House of Representatives just barely passed a bill to allow a rise in our debt ceiling. Most Republicans are outraged because they were forced to vote for the bill even though in doing so, it might result in being challenged by a Tea Party nutcase during the primary. Republicans are not satisfied with how Congress, Democrats are not pleased with Congress. And, certainly, the American people are not satisfied.

OK, the Solomon Islands just outsourced their police system to Australia and now Australians handle crime on the islands. Isn’t there some legislature, some place in the world that actually functions? How about a two year experiment with a Parliamentary system? I gather Switzerland does OK? They certainly know how to handle money?

Of course, if we really want an efficient system, why not ask the Mafia to take over Congress–at least for an experiment. Who would you like making decisions about your life–John Boehner or the Don, himself? Which of these two would you trust to make certain your life is not ended??

Shoot Em Up USA!

It is increasingly clear there is a plot organized by the president of this country that aims to take away our 2nd Amendment gun rights in order to take the first step of disarming those who protect our fundamental rights and maintain law and order. Some group known as Moms Demand Action claims that six weeks into the new year there have been 13 shootings in schools and colleges. For some reason,these women, probably wealthy liberal people whose husbands work on Wall Street, believe 13 shootings in schools represents a bad number. They fail to recognize that without our right to carry a gun wherever we desire that number could be 100 or 1,000. The fact criminals know we carry around our weapons leads to FEWER GUN BLASTS IN SCHOOLS!

Do the math. There are 50,000,000 kids in elementary and secondary schools and another 15,000,000 in colleges so 13 shootings are nothing to worry about. Just think of all the jobs gun owners create in America? And, remember, for each person they kill, it opens up another job. Gun shooters are job creators. Support them.

Boehner Sort Of Takes A Stand

Any future historian who decides to write a history about the history of the American Congress will certainly enjoy the chapter concerning House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner. I also believe doctors would find fascinating to examine a body that lacks a spine. When it comes to standing, and then running for the nearest exit, John is your man of the hour and day and night. The old devil of the “debt ceiling” has come up again and poor John just does not wish to wind up in a shitting contest with President Obama. In John’s view of Hell, certainly the topic of debt ceiling must hover over the entire population of that place.

He has decided to allow a raise in the debt ceiling, but he does understand that most Republican members of the House of Representatives interpret voting to raise this ceiling equivalent to raping a dozen sweet young teen agers. So, here is his solution to the dilemma: “we’ll let the Democrats put up the votes up. We’ll put a minimum number of votes up to let it pass.”

Spoken like a man who you want in the foxhole with you when the enemy charges!!

Cruz Out Of Control

Senator Ted Cruz from the great state of Texas is among the most fervent defenders of the American way of life. Oh, he was born in Canada, but who cares when it comes to allowing immigrants into our nation who have so much to contribute to our safety. His father, Rafael Cruz was born in Cuba and fled the tyranny of Fidel Castro which automatically confers upon him an expertise in understanding communism that few college professors who waste their time reading books could ever attain. Although there is no evidence he ever studied American history, the fact that he lived under the regime of Fidel Castro automatically confers a degree in US history. Rafael now devotes his time as head of the Purifying Ministries talking with Tea Party folk about how to end the tyranny of Obamism. “He’s no different than that bearded guy I left behind in Cuba.” Obama, the guy who saved Wall Street is nothing other than a secret Marxist!

According to Rafael, if the Republican party does not regain control of the Senate, “I don’t know if we have a country in 2016.” This one man leader of Christianity is the voice of America. As Ted says, “I love my dad, I’m glad to be his son.”

How about sending this alien back to Canada where he came from?

Footprints In Time!

Scientists have discovered the footprints of human like people who were wandering around what is known today as England. The footprints of five human like people is about 800,000 to one million years ago. They may be related to a human like group which died out about that time period who are now termed: “pioneer man.” I decided to check out how religious leaders explain this situation since this group is not discussed in either the Bible nor the Koran.

1. Rush Limbaugh: “This is nothing but another liberal trick to get people to disbelieve in Jesus Christ and his teachings.”

2. My local minister of the faith, Tom the Man. “Anyone who reads the Bible knows the Earth was created 10,000 years ago. There never was any pioneer or Indian or liberal or Muslim 800,000 years ago. Jesus came two thousand years ago and that is the truth.”

3. Michelle my Conspiracy Theorist: “The pioneer man is really an alien from the planet Xul who came here to begin a new pattern of life. Do you really believe anything told you by scientists who receive gobs of money from the government?”

Good News From Seattle

I was born in 1930, a year when the Socialist party of America could still gain over 250,000 votes in a presidential election. In 1912, Eugene Victor Debs, the Socialist candidate for president won over 900,000 votes, the equivalent today of about 4,000,000. There were Socialists as mayors and some in Congress. Good news from Seattle. Kshama Sawart of the Socialist Alternative party was elected to the City Council of Seattle which means that city finally has someone holding public office who actually cares about the needs of those who are poor and those who are in the declining middle class. Isn’t it wonderful to have a politician who does not believe the end goal of getting elected to public office is to protect our oppressed wealthy people from paying higher taxes? Yes, John Boehner, there are “job creators,” but the jobs they create are for the top five percent in America! I can guarantee the following words will not be uttered in the halls of Congress this year.

Ms. Sawart: “I will do my best to represent the disenfranchised and the excluded, the poor and the oppressed by fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage, affordable housing, and taxing the super rich!” It’s been a long time since we elected someone to public office who speaks for the 95% of Americans. By the way Republicans, during World War II the top tax rate was 90%! And, during the administration of Republican President Dwight Eisenhower it was 70%. And, believe it or not, our economy boomed and the middle class grew larger and wealthier!!

Poverty Myths In America

During the Great Depression which began with the stock market crash in 1929, the unemployment rate was somewhat different than what modern Americans associate with poverty. Of course, there was no unemployment money coming in, Social Security only began in 1936, there was no government medical care programs like Medicare so people made do. Until, that magic moment, three months after President Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated in March. Thus began the famous 100 days when government program after government program was unleashed and by the summer about FOUR MILLION WERE WORKING AT GOVERNMENT SPONSORED JOBS.

In other words, about 25% of those reading these words had relatives who only survived the Depression because there were government sponsored work programs. In other words, about 25% of those who read these words are descendants of POOR PEOPLE. So, let’s explore the meaning of being poor:

1. Poor people work their butts off because they are hungry and have to feed self or family.

2. Poor people do NOT receive government handouts like making their lunch tax deductible or the hundreds of tax write offs the wealthy possess.

3. Work helps an individual define the Self. It makes no different if wealthy or poor, we all need work in order to have a healthy self concept.

4. Yes, the boss created the company, but its success depends on those who work in the establishment.

5. OK, so five percent of those who are poor seek handouts. Exactly, what percent of businessmen seek government handouts?

6. Believe it or not, those who work at $7.45 an hour at McDonald’s take pride in their work.

7. To be poor means going to bed wondering if there is food in the morning for the children. That adds stress and anxiety to the individual. Hardly the way to keep physically or mentally healthy.

8. Poverty sucks as anyone who has been poor understands. It is NOT a goal, it is a consequence for living in America where those without money lack political power which leads to lack of economic power.

It is time to cease making those who are poor come across as lazy. After all, is that the way you want your grandparents depicted??