The Internet and television depict thousands of people in the streets of Middle Eastern nations demanding basic human rights. Last week in Wisconsin, thousands of Americans went into the streets to condemn plans by newly elected Governor Scott Walker who wants to strip teacher unions of their right to bargain for teachers and to reduce expenditures for schools and other vital services. In Congress, the loonies known as the Tea Party want to end funding for vital services like Planned Parenthood or end support for Sesame Street because they intend to reduce our national debt by at least $61 billion. Of course, these same loonies voted in December to maintain tax cuts for the wealthy which will add at least $300 billion to the national debt in the coming two years. Governor Walker was cursed by teachers and he now threatens to call out the National Guard. Fox News was cursed by those demonstrating and those photos are now rippling through the Internet.
We live at a moment in history when the crazies have power and will not surrender it. In Libya, Dictator Gaddafi ordered his soldiers to fire point blank into crowds and at least 200 are dead. In Bahrain, dozens are dead. In America, thousands of children will die due to lack of adequate medical care. Thousands of poor young girls will not be allowed to learn about healthy sex relations.
OH, THE TEA PARTY FOLK IN CONGRESS WILL NOT REDUCE ANY EXPENDITURES DEALING WITH NASCAR!!