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Julian Assange is Not Acting as Whistle Blower


julian-assangeI have taken some heat over my criticism of Julian Assange. I do support the principle of whistle blowing and all of those that support it. Today, Assange is not acting as a whistle blower. He is acting as his own agent, clearly trying to control the results of our elections. His timing is strategically placed to give the advantage to Trump. He absolutely hates Hillary Clinton, he has made that clear. He has never even lived in this country and he is using the cover of the support for his original noble mission to control the results of our elections. Why didn’t he release these before or after the election? Nina Khrushcheva, the granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev, firmly believes that Putin wants Trump to win because he feels that if Trump becomes president, the country would fall apart on many levels. I think most of us agree that Putin is right. Mr. Assange will never live under a Trump presidency, so he doesn’t fully appreciate the importance of a Trump-free country. This is not whistle blowing, the is an effort to control our elections, and it will clearly help Trump win, especially if he holds on to some of the most egregious emails for an October surprise.

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A Strong Woman is Running for President


I am so proud that we have such a strong woman likely to be the next president of the United States.  It is sad to say, but I don’t think everyone is proud.

In fact, I think there are many that feel threatened by such a strong woman. The day Hillary Clinton became First Lady, and began working on establishing health insurance for all, was just too much for the Good Old Boys (GOP) and conservative Democrats to handle.

We need to look past the Republicans’ effort who are trying everything and anything to keep this wonderful strong woman from becoming president. They have been trying, in vain, to discredit Hillary Clinton for years. We cannot let them get away with it.

 

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Sarah Palin’s Congressional Target Hit! Gabrielle Giffords Shot


UPDATE: 1/8/11 Sarah Palin’s website “Takebackthe20.com” has been mysteriously taken down, but not before I made a copy of it. Visit Take Back the 20.com to see my copy of this website!

Could this be the first shot fired in the war declared on the American People by the right wing fanatics?

USA Today Reported on September 24, 2010

In a website launched on Thursday, the six-month anniversary of the health care law, Palin puts a bull’s-eye on 20 House districts under a headline that reads,

Included among Palin’s Democratic targets: North Dakota’s at-large Rep. Earl Pomeroy, Southeast Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello.

The map, reproduced here from Sarah Palin’s website, showed a bulls eye as seen looking down the barrel of a rifle. The heading reads “We’ve diagnosed the problem… Help us prescribe the solution.”

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Target Map Direct from Sarah Palin's Website. Shows Target on Giffords' district where she was shot

Is this the new culture of politics that the extreme religious right wish to promote?

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Timothy McVeigh Wannabees


This is NOT an April Fools joke!  During an interview with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), John Hannity declared that their live audience was “Tim McVeigh Wannabes.”  That remark won big cheers from the crowd  and smiles on the faces of California’s congressional representatives McCarthy and Dreier.

Just to remind you, Tim McVeigh was an anti-government terrorist, convicted of blowing up the Oklahoma City Federal Building, killing 168 people, of which many were babies and young children who were housed in a day care center on the premises. Since then, from 1995 to 2005, over 60 domestic terrorism plots have been foiled.

If McCarthy, Dreier and Hannity support murderer Tim McVeigh, they should be questioned for possible treasonous activities.  Members of the audience should also be carefully scrutinized. John Hannity should be fired.

Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself at: Hannity Calls His Audience “Tim McVeigh Wannabes”! And they Cheer?

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Supreme Court voted today: Allow corporations to purchase any candidate


Today, the Supreme Court has ruled to lift restrictions on what corporations and labor organizations may invest to sway voters in federal elections.  This vote means an end to real democracy.

Let me be clear about what this means.

If the Supreme Court had done this previously, than the cigarette companies would still be selling cigarettes on the air, in teenage magazines, with no warning on their packaging.  The cigarette companies would have saturated the airways to vote out the candidate trying to tell the truth about the fact that cigarettes were the number one killer of Americans.   Ford Pinto’s would have never had to pull their faulty auto, causing explosions and killing 100’s of people.  Ford would have purchased the candidate which would support Ford.

The implications of this are simple: an end to democracy in America.

This is so new, that I don’t even know yet what we can do about it. The only thing I have heard about is www.savedemocracy.net

DO SOMETHING!

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What has GOP done for workers?


This article was written by Clint C. Gold and originally appeared in the Tulsa World 10/24/99 .  I am republishing this here because it underscores  what I had always thought about the difference between democrats and republicans.

Not too long ago, my wife and I attended a TV football party in south Tulsa. With a lopsided score, the conversation turned to a livelier subject — politics. The crowd was, of course, top-heavy with Republicans. With each point expressed their faces became more flushed, eyes bulging a little more and veins popping in their foreheads as they railed against the liberal programs.

Finally a lone, liberal voice asked: “Will you people name me one bill your party ever passed to help the working man of this country?” The question created much din and clamor, and someone sputtered, “Well, what have the Democrats done?”

The liberal responded with a few programs and was interrupted by howling and disdain. He noted that he had not promised they would like the programs and he asked to complete his statement — a difficult task to ask of Republicans.

He spoke of Social Security; Medicare-Medicaid; Peace Corps; unemployment insurance; welfare (for the poor and corporate); civil rights; student grant and loan programs; safety laws (OSHA); environmental laws; prevailing wage laws; right to collective bargaining (which brought about paid medical insurance, paid vacations, pensions, etc.); workers’ compensation; Marshall Plan; flood-disaster insurance; School Lunch Program; women’s rights.

He spoke of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which established a minimum wage, instituted child labor laws, and set up time-and-a-half pay for over a 40-hour week.

He mentioned FHA-HUD with its public housing, urban renewal and 44 million residential homes (before WWII almost 70 percent of our nation were renters; by the 1970s this had been reversed).

And farm-conservation subsidies — USDA programs, Farmers Home Administration (the bankers didn’t want to make rural loans), small flood-control lakes (more than 3,000 in Oklahoma alone), rural water districts, rural electricity (REA).

The GI Bill was passed, which the Republicans at the time bitterly opposed. They were salivating over millions of returning veterans to hire as cheap labor. More than 8 million have used college benefits, creating millions of entrepreneurs; most of us had never dreamed of college. For the unemployed GI, there was $20 a week for 52 weeks to help get started (a lot of money in those days). The Veterans Administration provided more than 2 million home loans.

For the bankers at the football party, it was pointed out that the liberals saved their industry with the creation of FDIC and FSLIC, insuring their deposits, and saved Wall Street with the establishment of the Securities Exchange Commission.

The oil men came on bended knees to FDR at a time when East Texas oil was 4 cents a barrel and begged him to save their industry. He did; prorationing overturned the rule of capture and the days of flush production were over. Prorating has served this great industry (and nation) well.

And the list went on and on, but of course this group didn’t let him get halfway through. He noted they were weary, inattentive, so again he challenged them to offer up any Republican legislation examples.

“I’m sure your party has authored one or two comparable bills from time to time, but I can’t think of any, and apparently you can’t either. What it boils down to is this: the liberals dragged you into the 20th century scratching and screaming with your heels in the mud, fighting anything that’s progressive, everything that’s made this country great. You Republicans have never understood that the spending power of blue-collar workers, obtained through Democrats and unions, is what really made this country great. You really believe “The Good Life” was obtained from your own endeavors. You cloak your greed in religion and patriotism, railing against any form of tax, never comprehending that these programs have benefited all of us and our country.”

Well, I almost didn’t make it out of the house. My wife and I didn’t even get to see the end of the football game.
If Reps. Steve Largent or J.C. Watts had been there, perhaps politics would never have come up, only the game plan … pity.

Clint C. Gold is former mayor of Moore, OK and a retired savings and loan executive.

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Country gains momentum against Healthcare Reform based on Lies


The major media outlets have now been reporting that the momentum for Obama’s Healthcare Reform has been decreasing. This is true. But, if you do not ask the question why, then it is a very misleading truth.

The media has been showing town halls from across the United States. These town halls do not reflect the thinking points of the American people, but rather the talking points of the republican operatives. These operatives have bussed volunteers into the town hall meetings with a packet containing the talking points, including tips on how to disrupt a meeting and prevent the speaker from even getting started. These points are all lies: Obama will create “death panels,” the government is going make decisions about our health care, you will be bogged down in government paperwork, etc. This was designed to change the thinking of the American people to withdraw any support they might have had for President Obama’s healthcare reform. But this new thinking was based on the LIES they see and hear on their T.V.!

We cannot allow the lies of the republican party to mislead the American public into believing that Obama’s health care plan would “kill” seniors, or come between you and your doctor. How absurd!

The common shout out at these town hall meetings “Keep the government out of my Medicare!” demonstrates how little the health care opponents actually know. Just in case, I will state here that Medicare is a public option for seniors. They get excellent care! Seniors get the care they need to continue living, even if their quality of life has deteriorated. I have seen it in my own family. Care was never, ever denied to our grandmother even though she had no quality of life. Medicare is not a profit driven company. It is designed to take care of our citizens who have retired and have no private health insurance. And, by the way, there is no paperwork!

Do you know who is killing people? Do you know who comes between you and your doctor? The private health care companies!! Currently, THEY decide, NOT YOUR DOCTOR, what care you should have, what care is critical or life threatening. The CEO’s of private national health care companies, making billions of dollars, keep their profits high by withholding health care wherever possible. The more claims they deny, the more money in the pockets of these billionaires. Health Care is a profit driven business.

Now, who do you trust? The private companies? Remember, their only concern is profit! Or the United States government, who is taking criminal action against those companies for denying coverage that are causing people to die or loose everything.

These lies have started with Betsy McCoy, who is a part of the Hudson Institute. They are the source of ResistNet.com. These are the people organizing and bussing people to the town halls. This website posts death threats to President Obama and compares Obama to Hitler. We cannot allow these fringe groups to control the national dialog on health care.

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Bridge to Lies


When Sara Palin was introduced to the American People, it didn’t take but a minute or two before she blew out her first lie when she said “thanks but no thanks” on that bridge to nowhere.

She not only supported this bridge, that would have brought only a few dozen people to their homes, but fought hard to secured a $223 million earmark in 2005.

As soon as she realized the entire country was making a mockery of this bridge idea, Palin called off construction midstream, and NEVER RETURNED THE MONEY!

Now how well can we trust a politician who, in her first few minutes of her first national appearance while the entire nation was watching, choses to include an easily verifiable LIE!

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Obama, McCain “Revealed” Differences on CNN


After watching each hour of CNN’s “McCain, Revealed” and “Obama, Revealed,” I found many important differences in each man. It is not by any means a complete list, but just a few that jumped out.
Obama is most interested in fixing our economic problems at home. While tough on terrorism, he does leave war as a last resort.

McCain wants to make permanent bases in Iraq and would very likely start a war with Iran. He has turned his back on his pledge to leave wars as a last resort.

Obama was considered the most outstanding student at Harvard law school, becoming the first African American President of the Harvard Law Review.

McCain graduated in the bottom 4 in his class at the Navel Academy.

Obama turned down many high paying jobs for a low paying job working in the community. With his sights set on a political career, he wanted to live in the community so he could better understand their needs.

McCain picked Arizona as a place where he would like to live, and when a Republican Congressman retired, he quickly bought a house in that district and ran for congress. He didn’t know the community that he was going to serve and nearly lost the election, but he used his experience as a 5 year POW to win the seat.

Obama married his first sweetheart and has two beautiful little girls. He is smitten for his wife Michelle. One wife, one marriage, faithful man.

McCain returned from Vietnam to find his wife, unsure of his fate, yet faithfully awaiting him, disfigured from an auto accident. It wasn’t long before McCain began having affairs with other women. He eventually met Cynthia and to his own admission, obtained his marriage license to marry her before his divorce to his first wife was final.

Obama worked hard in the U.S. Senate and forged good relationships with other members of the senate.

McCain had built in connections because, as the commander in charge of the Vietnam war, his father had very high powered connections.

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