Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Election Is Over and You're Talking About What?

Are you kidding me? Impeachment? For what?

Oh my goodness, I thought that Democrats were poor losers, but this just takes the cake!

Impeachment? Really?

You really should look at some of the information being spread by these folks. Ignorance certainly is bliss, because they're claiming that President Obama and his Administration is everything from Marxist to having stolen the election with voter fraud. (Funny, I could've sworn that I read about the electronic voting machines in several states that gave Romney the vote, no matter which box you'd clicked!)

And the "Obamacare" that they're blathering about was based upon the system set up by Romney! So, what alternate reality do these people live in? Why is it when the Democratic (Black) President gets it through, it's bad, but when the Republican governor implemented it in his state, it was good?

Oh, and the secede movement. OMGoodness, are you kidding? REALLY? And they think that anyone is going to take them seriously?

Impeach the President? Nonsense!!

These fools have been listening to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who make their money by blathering away on the radio, making idiots of themselves as they lie their way through another hour of your life. Have they forgotten that Rush is a drug addict and Hannity is just an out-and-out idiot?

Knowledge is power so you really should know what these fools are carrying on about, even if you agree with me -- they're morons. Check out the foolishness being spouted on the Internet, but if you don't want to blow a gasket, avoid Limbaugh's and Hannity's radio shows at all costs. Just read the transcripts, it's a little easier on your nerves...

Voting Machine Problems:
Impeach Obama Campaign:
Rush Limbaugh:
Sean Hannity:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Governor of Arizona Endorsed Obama!

OK, that might have been a slip of the tongue. Maybe. But I find it hysterically funny that she did it at the Republican National Convention, in front of the supporters of the "barefoot and pregnant" policies of the Republican Party.

Whether or not she back-peddled is unimportant.

I think that she believes (maybe subconsciously) that President Obama will prevail over Romney.

Personally, I think that there are a lot of Republicans, mostly women, who don't discuss their votes with anyone and will vote for the President because the Republican platform continues to promote a sexist and bigoted agenda that subjects women and their bodies to men's policies. To hell with what women want, the good old boys are in charge and determined to stay that way.

Just in case you missed the sound bite on the news, here it is again:

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ummm, Unclear on the Concept?

I was reading some comments on the Supreme Court decision regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Ummm, are some of these people really unclear or just ignorant? Leaving the US because of the healthcare act? Where are they going to go -- most developed countries have a universal health plan!!

I'm afraid I laughed myself silly.

As for Mitt and his blathering about repealing the healthcare act -- DUDE, it's based on YOUR plan that YOU implemented! Can we say hypocrite at best? (I'm actually leaning toward liar, but I'm trying hard to be polite. Lord knows why.)

The "tax" that people are ranting about? Ummm, what, you usually get a refund, right? So you'll get a slightly smaller refund if you don't have health insurance. If you're truly poor, you qualify for Medi-Cal or Medicaid so all you have to do is apply.

If you don't like the provisions in the healthcare act, I want to remind you that this is NOT the original plan presented to Congress. This is a compromise with provisions put into it by the Republicans, who are now howling about their own words, claiming that our President put stuff that in. Dude, no he didn't. You dang politicians hung every pork barrel and line of BS onto the plan, knowing that we, the people, needed a healthcare plan, so you took advantage of the situation. Don't whine too much, some of us are way smarter than you think we are and we know whose fault it is!

If you ask me, 90% of the politicians at every level of government should be voted out after a decade of service. In the meantime, their wages should be cut, their benefits reduced to that of their constituents, and so on.

So anyway, the next time you hear Rush or one of his cronies ranting on the radio, remember that they have a vested interest in keeping you riled up with their lies. If you want the true facts, take it to the source! Read the act, read the Supreme Court decision, read the website.

And please, don't tell me you're moving to Canada because of the healthcare act. I may have trouble restraining my laughter.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Florida Illegally Purging Voters?!?

Are you freaking kidding me?

Less than 90 days before their August 14 primaries, Florida is illegally purging their voter roles?

Check this out from the Huffington Post:

"Miami-Dade County election officials issued 1,570 warning letters, said Christina White, the county chief deputy supervisor of elections. Of these, 13 people responded indicating they are not citizens and have been removed from the voter rolls. One of the voters cast one ballot in 1996. Another voted once in 2000 and again in 2004. Their names will be forwarded to the state’s attorney’s office for possible prosecution as required by law, White said.

"However, Miami-Dade County said it will not purge other voters from the rolls because of the large number of citizens included on the state’s suspect voter list. Nearly 450 voters who received warning letters provided proof of citizenship and another 35 have made plans to do so. About 1,000 voters have not responded, White said."

Now, lets take a fast look at this. 1,570 warning letters were sent out to voters. Of those nearly 450 have already responded, proving that they're citizens and another 35 (so far) have plans to do so. So of those letters, nearly one third are definitely citizens.

There is something seriously wrong with this. I'll lay odds that at least another third are citizens too, but haven't read the letter or haven't located their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship yet.

Of those voters being targeted by Florida, 60 percent are Latino. Only 13 percent of voters in Florida are Hispanic/Latino.

A 91 year old Veteran and his wife were among those targeted.

There is a reason why Florida is among the Southern states that are REQUIRED to submit any plans to purge voter lists to the Federal Justice Department. The Voting Rights Act prevents them from purging voters due to the history of denying the vote to Black and Latino citizens.

Oh, yeah, Rick Scott gets up there and defends this, but I see this as yet another attempt by Florida to manipulate an election. They got away with it before and now they're trying it again. (Did you know that they purged voters before the infamous Bush victory in Florida? Yeah, I'll bet you didn't know that!)

It is a shameful thing when a government thinks that it can blatantly discriminate against voters, denying them the vote on the basis of ethnicity, race and skin color.

I hope that the Justice Department has representatives at the polls in Florida and arrests the Elections officials responsible for denying the vote to citizens.

As for Rick Scott -- REALLY? You think that you can target the citizens in your state and not suffer the consequences?

I so hope that your constituents wake up and vote your sorry behind out of office. It's way past time.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Romney -- The Anti-Woman Choice

The Repubs have really shot themselves in the foot with this choice.

Honestly, if you're a woman, tell me again why you're voting Republican?

Seriously, you're going to vote for the barefoot-and-pregnant, women-are-second-class-citizens party? Really?

Don't get me wrong, there's sexist pigs everywhere. They're at your job, in your government, shoot, even in your own family. But you can CHOOSE to NOT vote for these kinds of guys.

Why on earth would you vote for a candidate that, if he had his choice, would keep women (and minorities) as second or even third class citizens?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Why I Don't Vote Republican

Taking just the briefest, shallowest look at the Presidential candidates:

Cain - sexual harassment accusations

Gingrich - hypocrite who raised Cain about Clinton cheating on his wife -- while he was busily cheating on his wife with his next wife...

Ron Paul - anti-women's rights and don't forget his racist newsletter

Romney - Mormon (some people will never get past that), anti-union, wants to raise age limit for Medicare, wants to increase the military by at least 100,000 troops

Santorum - against birth control, tried to tack Intelligent Design onto the No Child Left Behind (like that hasn't been a big enough disaster)

Trump - birther

What? These are the Republican candidates? (Yes, I know that some are out of the race already.) Are you KIDDING me? Out of the entire Republican party, this is the best they can do?

I just shake my head. Not a credible candidate in the running.

As a woman, I couldn't vote for a candidate who was against birth control (unless the other choice was Hitler), I couldn't vote for a racist, I couldn't vote for a birther, I couldn't vote for a hypocrite.

Hmmm, guess that took care of the Repubs...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Or if you prefer, just shoot yourself in the foot, along with your chances of winning a chance at the Presidency. While some people will vote for him, he just guaranteed that a whole lot of us, including Republicans, won't even look at him as a viable candidate.

How can you think that a statement like this is even acceptable?

"They're pushing harder and harder to get more and more of you dependent upon them so they can get your vote. That's what the bottom line is. So I don't want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else's money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money and provide for themselves and their families."

Wait a minute. So he thinks that our Brothers and Sisters don't work? That a majority of Black Americans are on welfare? That if you're Black, you are looking for a handout?



While there are still massive problems with the welfare system, Welfare Reform is more than 15 years old. The system changed dramatically in the 90s, forcing participants to look for jobs, putting time limits on adults, and sanctioning those who try to defraud the system.

The economic meltdown really hurt a lot of the success of Welfare Reform. Last hired, first fired is still the mantra of businesses everywhere. People who worked their way out of welfare were among the first fired. So they had to go back to the system to help pay the bills and feed their kids.

Yeah, I know, but listen to me -- If your highly skilled and qualified neighbor has been out of work for two years, what the heck makes you think that the person down the street with a GED and two kids, with a no-account ex who's been dodging his/her child support for the last 10 years, is going to be able to bounce right out and find a new job?

There are a lot of people on the system right now who never, ever, in their lives, would've thought it would come to this. They are struggling to survive. They paid into the system by working and paying taxes like everyone else. Now they're taking a little bit back and Santorum thinks that they're leeching off the government?

What would make this clown think that Black Americans aren't out busting their behinds like everyone else, looking for jobs and trying to raise their families?

In fact, what makes him think that the majority of people on assistance are Black? While the proportions may be high, due to a number of factors including discrimination, lack of education or opportunity and physical location, there are more WHITE people on welfare than Blacks.

And you all wondered why I said, straight up, that there are NO credible Republican candidates. None. The people stepping up are the dregs of the party, if you ask me for my biased opinion. Hypocrites, bigots, delusional, even a bit demented, that certainly fits the candidates that I've seen so far.

The Republicans don't have a chance.
Thank God.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Presidential State of Mind

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

I want my President to be able to see past the difficulties and negativity of the moment.
I want my President to see the positivity and potential in his decisions, knowing that he'll be vilified no matter what he does, so he makes the choice that leads to a better future. He doesn't waste time and energy wallowing in the past.
I want my President to lead the people, pursuading Congress to think past the pork barrel projects, past the extremists shouting outside, past their own petty concerns, and look toward a positive outcome for the people -- and not their own political survival.
I want my President to care about me and you and the guy down the block and the Veterans who've come home damaged by war who need more help than the government currently provides. I want my President to care about the people. His people.
I want my President to look past the storm and determine to ride it out, no matter what the personal cost and how hopeless it all looks right this minute.
Hopelessness is a state of mind and all too often, when you look back at it, you realize that you did make it through the storm. Not untouched. Often not unharmed. But you made it through, despite all the odds against you. And life is good.
That's what I want in my President.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

No Credible Candidates

I was talking to someone today about the Republican candidates that are popping out of the woodwork -- like cockroaches.

Oh me, oh my, do the Repubs have a credible candidate one?

I don't think so.

Seriously, each of the Republicans that have thrown their hat into the ring has some kind of major flaw that's going to put off enough voters to wreck their chances at winning.

Now, don't get me wrong here, I'm not unhappy with this, being a Democrat and all...

But seriously, who is going to vote for the Mormon candidate? Who is going to vote for the candidate associated with the Tea Party? Who is going to vote for the guy who has little or no political experience (think Palin in a man's suit)? In all seriousness, I don't see a single viable candidate on the Republican side of the house. Every single one is going to have insurmountable issues when it comes to the mainstream moderate voter.

Oh, yeah, they'll jump up and down and have hissy fits, bring up all kinds of BS about our President, make false accusations and in the end, shoot themselves in their own big feet. There will be more discussion of our President being born in Kenya despite all the evidence to the contrary. There will be more carrying on and that's all it's going to be, the same blah blah blah that was completely unsuccessful in the last election.

When will they ever learn?

When will they figure out that Americans don't want to hear all that negative BS? Americans want to hear what the heck the politicians plan to do to boost the economy -- and that does NOT include lining the pockets of the rich. Giving tax cuts and incentives to the rich means just one thing -- the rich get richer and there's still no jobs...

Yeah, the Repubs are going to have to do better than they have so far if they even want to have a smell of the 2012 election.

(Thank goodness! Our President is doing the best job possible considering the horrible mess and the stonewalling of the Republicans in Congress. I know who I'm voting for and it's not a Republican candidate.)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stigmatizing Welfare Recipients

Oh great. Rick Scott, that idiot that's running Florida, puffed himself all up. Well, now the needle is popping that balloon.

All welfare applicants must drug test -- out of their own pockets -- in order to receive benefits.

Yeah, they touted this like everybody on welfare is a shambling crack ho, spending the gov't money on drugs instead of feeding their children.

Hahahahaha! Too funny! Results so far: Of the approximately 1,000 applicants, only 20 tested positive.


So Florida has proved what all too many public employees already knew. Most people on assistance are trying to manage in a difficult situation. They're trying to keep a place to live and feed their kids. There's nothing left for drugs.

Don't believe me? Look up the benefit amounts in your state and try to live on them for just one month. I won't even bet you, it's not right to take easy money like that.

So, the next time someone is ranting about "those welfare leaches," do bring up Florida.

Yep, the haters have had another balloon blow up right in their faces.


Yeah, I smiled...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crazy Ex Blogs

Oh my goodness, I thought my brother's exs (2) were wack!

This is some seriously crazy stuff here.

And now the judge has ordered the dad, creator of to take down the site and not say a bad word about her in any way, shape or form.

Well, as a parent with a wack ex myself (but he's a man of course LOL), I can see where the judge has had it up to the eyeballs with this mess. She probably screams and throws things in her chambers when she sees this pair are on the calendar.

But, but, but...

Even though I kinda agree with her decision, since the kids know about the website, dad has a 1st Amendment right to speak his mind. From what I read, only initials were used and those initials didn't even match the person's initials. So how would the kids know? According to dad, mom told them.

Oooo, that is so not nice.

Anyway, it's all over the Internet.

What do you think?
Do you think the judge was right?
The judge is trampling his 1st Amendment rights?

Do you think the judge is right AND she's trampling his rights in order to protect his kids?

Honestly, usually when people are carrying on about their rights being trampled, they're just being idiots. In this case, I just don't know.

What about the kids' rights to grow up in a healthy environment without all this drama? And can you imagine what a living hell it would be to live in the same home with these two parents?

Poor kids.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Illegal Ban On Collective Bargaining Overturned!


Basically, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi said that the Senate vote on March 9 failed to comply with the open meetings law. Such laws are enacted in many states and require adequate notice to the public. Wisconsin law requires at least two hours notice.

Now, they could just go back in, give proper notice, and then pass it again. However, the public is now fully aware that:

  1. It was all a big lie. Wisconsin government workers fund 100% of their pensions. So the saving money/cutting pension argument was a complete falsehood by the governor and his cronies.

  2. The public woke up and realized that once government workers were denied their rights to unionize, it wasn't a big step to deny union rights to ALL employees, public and private.

  3. Recall elections are already pending. Voting on the topic again will add fuel to the fire and that's the last thing those Republicans need right now.
As the Judge wrote, quoting from a previous Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, “The right of the people to monitor the people’s business is one of the core principles of democracy.”

Good job to Judge Sumi! May you "live long and prosper"!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Well They Finally Got Bin Laden...

And you'd think that the politicians would all be happy.


I must have had a moment of extreme obliviousness to think that.

The Republican idiot of the decade, Sarah Palin gave credit to the President, but couldn't even say President Obama, and then went on to praise former President Bush. Bush? WTF did BUSH have to do with this? Yeah, some intelligence that led us in the wrong direction for a decade.

As for Palin, say what? She couldn't even give credit where credit is due?

And she's just the tip of the iceberg.

Freaking idiots.

Partisan politics over the overwhelming sense of relief that the instigator of terrorism is dead? Are you kidding me?

Oh my freaking goodness.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Racism Is Alive And Well In The United States

If you think that racism has been conquered, I have bad news for you.

Even politicians occasionally open their mouths and reveal their true agendas.

This time it was Congressional candidate Jack Davis. He was seeking the GOP endorsement, running for Western New York's 26th Congressional District. (Recently vacated by Rep. Chris Lee after a scandal involving the Internet and a woman that wasn't his wife.) On February 20th, he said, "We have a huge unemployment problem with black youth in our cities. Put them on buses, take them out there [to the farms] and pay them a decent wage; they will work."

Yes, he didn't get the endorsement he was seeking. Instead the GOP gave it to Assemblywoman Jane L. Corwin of Clarence, NY.

I'll be honest with you, I am not surprised. I'm also not surprised that he's seeking endorsement from the Tea Party.

PULEEZE don't try to tell me that racism doesn't exist in the United States. It's pretty darn obvious that it does and worse, the ignorant fools don't even seem to realize just how rotten and offensive their thoughts about People of Color really are.

Seriously, it makes me sick just to think that Davis, a grown man who ought to know better, would think that this is OK.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Goverment Employees = Second Class Citizens

So, that idiot in Wisconsin wants to strip state employees' rights to representation?

I can see the handwriting on the wall on this one.

Basically, the union has already agreed to concessions. But the governor is out to bust the union. All the rest of his posturing is just that, posturing. He's blatantly admitted that his goal is to get the union out.

So, government employees don't have a right to representation?

Wait a minute. So he's saying that if you have a government job, you aren't as good as the next citizen?

I see this as yet another Republican jerk attempting to force the worker bees into a second-class citizen status. When workers are not represented, and not ALLOWED to have representation, then we're taking a huge step backwards. Unions came into being because of the way workers were treated and mistreated.

Without the union, employees could be fired for no reason at all.

Now, before you start commenting, let me set the record straight. Government employees CAN be fired. Oh yes they can! It takes a little longer, but it is done every day and in these tough economic times, trust me, they're getting fired on a regular basis. The difference is that (usually) the employee did something stupid like: didn't follow rules and regulations, broke confidentiality, or just didn't show up for work. Like durrrr, anybody can be fired for these reasons.

And when budget is tight, positions are eliminated. The seniority list is posted and if you're at the bottom, guess what? You get laid off!

Having a government job is not a job for life.

Oh, yeah, and those pension figures that they throw around, those aren't relevant to the worker bees. Most pensions, even in California, average $25,000 a year and many agencies don't pay a nickel toward the medical insurance.

Now the fat cats who are way overpaid already (since when does it make it OK to pay a County's CAO more than the President of the United States?!?), those are the pensions spouted by the anti-employee, anti-union idiots.

So, while the union may be busted in Wisconsin, we don't know yet, don't think that this can happen everywhere. The general public is against this BS. They can read the handwriting on the wall. Once the government employees are forbidden to have unions, forbidden to have representation, forbidden to negotiate, then regular private industry will follow.

And then maybe the underlying agenda will appear -- letting the politicians' fat sticky fingers plunder the pension funds.

Oh, yeah, trust me. This is more than just union busting. This is yet another ploy to steal pensions.

Can you say ENRON?

Yep. Don't be surprised if the governor's next step is to make up some rule, regulation, law, that the government is allowed take the pensions of the worker bees and drop it into the General Fund. And once it's in the General Fund, trust me, it's gone.

"Thieves in the temple."

Just wait and see just how ugly it's going to be.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Creative Solution to Sagging Pants

I have to admit, I did laugh out loud when I read this.

Too funny! Getting "urkeled", LOL, in middle school. Suddenly going from "cool" to "nerd" with the application of a simple zip tie!

Of course, as soon as the GIRLS decide it's not cool and make it clear to the boys, that style will start dying. Because girls determine who is cool and who is not.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

So the elections are finally over and now you can relax...

Yeah, right.

The elections are over, but make no mistake, the politicians are already gathering their money, their dirt, and planning the next election campaigns.

NOW is the time to keep your eyes open.

Politicians will tell you whatever you want to hear in order to be elected. Your job is to watch and listen and learn over the next few months and years.

Naturally, you have to be realistic, a downward spiral takes a good while to bring level and then push up. The economy still sucks, although it's finally showing signs of life. The job market still sucks, even though people ARE finding jobs, little by little.

But now is the time to take note of the people you've just elected into office. Did you have to hold your nose to vote for the lesser of two bad choices? NOW is the time to start working toward a better candidate.

Stop looking at the has-beens and the wannabees. Their time has come and gone. Look at the good solid performers, the ones at local levels, the ones with potential, and -- most important -- the ones with a reputation for honesty.

Yes, it's your job, as a voter, to pay attention to the people who you put into office. If they're not following through, it's your job to contact them and make it clear that you are a constituent and you are watching their work. If you're having a problem with a government agency, call them. If you don't agree with their votes, call AND write them.

Somebody has to watch the watchmen.

It's up to you.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Laughing At Meg Whitman

Oh my goodness!

One night Meg Whitman is blasting Jerry Brown with a bunch of misrepresentations and lies.

And the very next day, her former housekeeper reveals that she's an undoc -- and claims that Meg knew about it.

Now, just as an aside, don't vote for someone who failed to vote for dang near 30 years. She didn't have time to be bothered to exercise her civic duty, but now she wants to be the governor.

The woman is too ignorant to govern her own house, let alone a state.

Well, maybe a state of denial, or a state of mind, or maybe even a state of shock. But Meg is not capable of handling California's state of emergency.


She's against illegal immigration, rants about taking responsibility for actions, but then fires her long-time housekeeper for being an illegal and fails to mention it to anyone.

Her poor PR team. I'd almost feel sorry for them, but then again, they chose to work for her.

What was that about sowing and reaping? You know, in the Good Book? Yeah, that one. That's what Meg is doing now. Reaping what she sowed.


Can we just roll on the floor laughing like we did this morning when the story broke???

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Freedom Isn't Free - Memorial Day 2010

On this day, as the troops left Iraq, do not forget that freedom is never free. We owe our military and veterans a debt that we can never repay.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Disgrace of Slavery

The poignant picture of two little boys and the documentation of the sale of the child on the left, John, is heartbreaking.

The antebellum South might be celebrated by some, but as far as I'm concerned, it's THE most shameful era of our country.

Sure, slavery has been practiced all over the world, in darn near every culture, but the brutality and inhumanity of slavery as it was practiced in the South is completely opposite of the principles of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Violence, rape, the explotation of a whole race, all for the sake of money.

Yes, in the end, like all too many horrible events in history, it really was all about the money.

In my mind, there's no excuse. And the faces of John and the unknown child next to him, lost in the mists of history, forgotten by all except perhaps, hopefully, their descendents, remind us that we are responsible for the children.

All the children.

Slavery was a disgrace that our nation is still recovering from, all these years later.

There is no excuse for ignorant behavior or tolerating ignorant behavior in America. Yet we still hear and see it every day. Bigotry and racism is alive and well.

The faces of two little boys look at us with haunted eyes, reminding us of the result of racism, of slavery, of the most shameful times in our history...

Associated Press:

Friday, June 11, 2010

And The Slide Into Chaos Begins

Remember back in May, May 22nd to be specific, where I pointed out the slippery slope of Arizona's law requiring law enforcement to question the citizenship of people. And how that power can and will be abused, harassing citizens who are brown, or have an accent, or that the officer just doesn't like. (Cops are human, do not ever kid yourself. They WILL profile.)

Well get this, right out of,8599,1996064,00.html?xid=rss-fullnation-yahoo

So here we go, facing exactly what I said. The children will be next.

And then the children who only have one parent that's a citizen. (Think Obama and the birth certificate garbage that people are still repeating. Bunch of freaking idiots.)

And then the children of citizens who aren't born on US soil. If they aren't born here, then they can't be citizens, right?

And then people of any unpopular race, color, religion, creed.

I hate being right. Damn, I hate it.

The handwriting is on the wall. Are we going to stand up and fight for the rights of our citizens? Or are we going to be like Nazi Germany? Little by little, allowing the fanatics to undermine our rights, until no one has any rights at all?

It's up to us, all of us, to stand up for our Brothers and Sisters, our fellow citizens, no matter what race, color, religion, or creed -- and that includes national origin too.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cut Off CalWORKs???


Is he freaking serious?

The governator of Cali has again opened his mouth and proved that he's just as ignorant as the racists down at the KKK rally.

Does he ever THINK before he opens his mouth?

Eliminate CalWORKs? Do you know who is on CalWORKs????

Arnie is stuck in Reagan's "Welfare Queen" urban legend. No, I'm not saying that there's not people gaming the system. Of course there are! People are people and there will always be the dishonest and thieves among us.

The problem is that he has no clue what would happen if we cut off all benefits to the poor, to the children.

Forget about our Union jobs for a minute, all of you who started to go there. We are NOT tripping. Do you really want to know why?

  1. Desperate people will do desperate things. Crime will rise to an amazing level. Check fraud and ID theft will be rampant. Some will progress to selling drugs and burglary. And it will get worse. Parents will do anything to feed their children. (Even go on welfare.)
  2. Once the parents are in the court system, what about the children? Who is going to care for them? Long suffering grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, who are already suffering and won't be able to get CalWORKs payments to help raise the children? Or will they go straight into foster care, which is even more expensive than assisting families from the get-go?
  3. And the long term consequences. Children raised in foster care DO NOT do well when they grow up. All too many end up as single parents and/or in jail. Thereby perpetuating the cycle of a generational curse.
  4. While we're at it, let's also look at In Home Supportive Services. Those are the underpaid and under appreciated who care for the elderly and disabled, helping them stay in their homes and saving the government boatloads of money. Nursing homes cost thousands and thousands of dollars per month VS the care worker that barely makes minimum wage, but helps people stay home, where they belong. That could be your parents and grandparents and great-grandparents.

Why aren't we tripping about our jobs?

We will have jobs. They'll be in the foster care system, corrections, local police forces, and then once the politicians have figured out that people are angry and ready to vote them all out, the welfare system will crank back into gear. If nothing else, that Federal funding that the state uses to fund a lot more than CalWORKs will catch their attention. We receive more than we spend (did you know that?) so Arnie's fuzzy math just will not add up to the savings that he claims.

And don't think that the Courts and the Unions won't weigh in. They will definitely battle it out to the bitter end.

Yeah, Arnie the governator can puff up his chest like a banty hen and strut around the Capitol, but he's on his way out the door.

I wish I could plant a boot in his a** and hurry him on his way...

So When Is A Citizen Not A Citizen?

These idiots want to change the 14th Amendment so that children of undocs aren't citizens.

There's a few problems with this idea, which this bunch of freaking clowns never consider:

  1. It's a slippery slope. First we strip citizenship of children/people born here in the United States because their parents aren't legal.
  2. Next, we decide that even with one legal parent, they can't be citizens.
  3. Then children born of citizens of persuasions that we don't like -- race, ethnicity, religion -- like Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Mexicans, Arab-Americans, or African-Americans all become non-citizens.
  4. Then we strip citizenship from everyone else. If you aren't a member of the current regime's party, then you can't be a citizen.

Then, oh dear Lord, what then? We have created second and third class citizens who are not citizens, who have no rights in the very country that they and their ancestors were born in. So we formulate a whole new class system based on this travesty of "American, Land of the Free."

What then? Untouchables? Ghettos in the classic sense of the word? Even a return to slavery??? A Holocaust?

Think it can't happen? Better take a look at Germany in the 1930s and 40s...

Oh yeah, the blatherers will say that it could never happen here.

They're deluded. Once you start down the slippery slope, it becomes easier and easier to be a hater, to discriminate, to steal the birthright of citizens.

Of course, being mostly Welsh and Native American, I have some pretty strong opinions about citizenship rights, since my ancestors had their country taken from them AND were not citizens until well into the 20th century. And we are STILL battling the Feds for legal recognition of tribes, even though we have always been here...

Don't think it couldn't happen here. It already has. Just ask my great grandparents.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lena Horne Passes - RIP

I know.

People do not think of the beautiful vocals of Lena Horne when they think of the Civil Rights Movement. But they're missing out on a whole, fabulous part of our history.

NPR did a great story on Lena, her career, and the racism she encountered. You should check it out.: