Freedom and Philanthropy

Freedom.
When this is expressed and understood by the knowledgeable and benevolent American citizen, within reason, the opportunities are endless. With motivation and sustained tenacity, one can command a figurative “parting of the red sea” by flashing cash. For the masses in this country, that has become the ideal, and the penultimate expression of capitalism. Find more inside…

Equating The United States with North Korea, Iraq and

Equating The United States with North Korea, Iraq and any other oppressive regime may seem illogical, but, it’s the people existing together in a delineated territory that comprises this planet. There’s bound to be some ideological overlap. Basically, without solid statistics, but with a pretty good hunch, the United States of America has the highest number of wealthy citizens in the world. Find more inside…

Bush’s language gaffes go beyond nitpicking

For the past day-and-a-half, I have been browsing text and audio samples of Dubya. I think I have figured out exactly what’s wrong with his command of the English language. Sure, one can photocopy a Bush photo and add a tied tongue, paraphrase such sentences as: “I think the American people -I hope the American-I don’t think, let me-I hope the American people trust me-,” and reveal him conjuring up new names for noble gases such as Carbon Benoxide (with or without the [sic]), but here’s what I think the case is. He improvises. Now, I’m a bit obsessive compulsive when it comes to proper diction, like there is a certain way my mother talks which makes the accent on a particular word move slightly to the middle of it, and I can’t help but correct her. OJ becomes OJ, etc… Find more inside…

Bush getting ‘blue collar’ and doing physical labor for the camera

This link http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101040112/bushranch/ was posted yesterday and shows Bush getting ‘blue collar’ and doing physical labor for the camera. This isn’t anything new, of course, heck, George Washington fought in the Revolutionary War, Ulysses Grant in the Civil War and Harry Truman in World War I were elected, using their ‘war hero’ status. Andrew Jackson was a war hero and celebrated his election with a 500 pound block of cheese that his constituents devoured during the drunken White-House Party.
Bush, prep school and ivy league veteran probably spent his time in the Air Force on a folding chair in the hangar with legs propped up on a desk reading Playboy with a smirk on his face. Find more inside…

51% of those polled felt Bush would be worthy of four more years

To synthesize two of today’s newslinks, 51% of those polled felt Bush would be worthy of four more years. That would mean that if Gallup’s gallumping polling paradigm reflected true reality (that is, if everything was described as it really existed [yeah, I'm crosseyed too]) the amount of people booing and hissing and shouting reactionary slogans at the hated Bush at Martin Luther King’s gravesite should have been drowned out just slightly by his cheering and ‘attaboying’ devout. Find more inside…

The day we leave Iraq

There’s official announcements shooting across the world’s media outlets about the day. The day we leave Iraq, June 30th 2004. For most, this will be the real end of the war. Not the day Dubya wanted it to be. The ending of wars are quite different events (or non-events). From VJ day in 1945, ending WWII to The Fall of Saigon in 1975, ending the Vietnam conflict. We just got the hell out of Dodge with that one.
Are we to change the power structure in Iraq to one that is satisfactory to United States interests? Of course! Is that what the majority of Iraqis want? I don’t know the percentages. The thing is this: There’s an ideological free-for-all going on right now, due to the lack of a single way of life deeply etched in stone, that Saddam provided, for better or worse. There will be a democratic government installed, with their ideals. There is now, and there will be, even when the only Americans in Iraq will be tourists and diplomats, the Orthodox Muslim laws, and broad interpretations of the Koran. Find more inside…

The basic problem

The basic problem between the federal government and the archetypal American citizen is financial allocation. We have to pay taxes, that is the cost of living in this form of society. This country is set up like a corporation, with the POTUS as the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and his cabinet is the board of directors. Basically, America’s financial entity is without borders. The overarching conglomerate, encompassing the entire world, is one that I dub “Corporatia.” Find more inside…