Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Existing in New York City: Get Ready to Be BROKE!

Foto by tgw, New York City, June 2013
A Ship of Fools
As long as dumbass Americans keep electing these same old creepy wrong and money-mad politicians to office, we as a nation are DOOMED.  Look at our Supreme(ly Dumb) Court (Jesters) and how they keep ruling (5-4) against We the People, just yesterday (June 25th) tearing the teeth out of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (part of the Civil Rights Act) by leaving voting rights up to the states.  Leaving voting rights up to the states means immediately our jerk-ass blathering idiot states (like my native Texas that I am now so ashamed of) will start gerrymandering away Blacks and Latino rights and forcing us to have OFFICIAL picture IDs and proof of citizenship in order to vote (same thing as Poll Tax was until the Voting Rights Act did away with it).  All of this, as I've written for many years now, is simply the White race trying to hold on to their Old Plantation powers as they see this country turning Brown in terms of race and they see their precious slaves and wetbacks freed to compete with Whites in all areas of this nation's power positions, including majority voters in districts.

President Obama and our Dumbocratic-majority in the Senate continue to follow the Neo-Con path of destruction to the letter, pressuring us down through fear (FDR was right, we've nothing to fear but fear itself), through taking away our Bill of Rights, through executive privilege that allows our president to assassinate us if he so deems, through kowtowing (by kissing their dirty smelly asses) to the banking and financial privateers and the killer pharmaceutical drug pushers in constant begging for big contributions to their next campaigns so they can get re-elected by a bunch of boobs who have no smarts, Whites who truly believe Blacks and Latinos are taking us over, who truly believe we are obligated to go down to Hell in defense of Israel, who truly believe we are a White nation under the bootheel of the Jewish god, Yahweh...I mean need I list anymore of the dumbass beliefs that are soon to be the ruin of this country?

Did you know the Middle Class in Australia and New Zealand average $200,000-a-year incomes?  Did you know out of the top 27 nations in the world in terms of Middle Class income, we rank 27th with our Middle Class (I say we no longer have a Middle Class) averaging $36,000-a-year?

The Daily Growler and Past Stock Market Advice
In the past, the Growler analysts have advised you to take every penny you had out of the bank and to run up huge borrowings on your credit cards and remortgage your houses and put all of your money in oil (energy) stocks, big Pharma stocks, defense stocks (Military Industrial Complex stocks), high-tech security stocks (like Booze, Allen, Hamilton), and war contractor stocks (like Halliburton)  and sit back and let the big-money boys drive the stock market up to chaotic heights while you sit and watch your money gain in value (along with Warren "Junk Bond" Buffett's and Little Billy and Melinda Gates's).  Though the stock market is still soaring upwards on a phenomenal rise, now hovering as it is around the 14, 800 mark and having been up already to a little over 15,000,  you'd be smart to start selling off your stocks and T Bills with an eventual eye on investing in gold (along with Commie China who is hoarding gold by the millions of ounces) and silver (the best bargain in the precious metal arena) and the Chinese Yuan, which we predict will soon replace the dollar as the world-dominant denomination in the future world (an original goal of the Neo-Con Manifesto: to drive the dollar down to Third World worthlessness).

The stock market, folks, is rigged in case you thought it was based on production and consumer interests...remember, the largest buyer of weapons of mass destruction; of oil, gasoline, nuclear power and jet fuel; of worthless debentures (check out Fannie Mae); of pharmaceuticals; of farm and dairy products; of booze (yes, booze), etc., is We the People of the USA through our warmongering government agencies, i.e., the Defense Department, Homeland Security, the Armed Forces, the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon, etc.

thegrowlingwolf (and the staff)
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An Excerpt From, a brilliant piece on the NSA and tyrant-oriented executive branch, Congressional, and Supreme(ly Dumb) Court leaders:

Recent revelations however, building on scandals surrounding the interception of the sensitive communications of Associated Press and Fox News reporters, along with President Obama's Nixonian obsession with stopping "leaks" as part of the administration's war on whistleblowers, it should be clear by now that the police state Rubicon has already been crossed.

In 1976, during Senate hearings into earlier government lawbreaking, Senator Frank Church warned: "The National Security Agency's capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would be no place to hide. If a dictator ever took over, the NSA could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back."

"I don't want to see this country ever go across the bridge," Senator Church cautioned. "I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return."

What should also be clear, is that the bipartisan consensus that seeks to criminalize the leak and not the illegality of the programs exposed, reflects the profound fear in elite Washington circles of the American people. As opposition to endless war and austerity continues to percolate below the surface, it is only a matter of time before the breaking point is reached. 


Monday, June 24, 2013

Existing in New York City: Politicians Give Me the Creeps

Foto by tgw, New York City, 2013
Say Goodbye to: Bobby "Blue" Bland, one of the great blues singers of all time (need I say more?). Bobby Bland, 83, American blues and soul singer ("Further Up the Road", "Turn On Your Love Light"), inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992.
Creepy Politicians Giving Me the Creeps
I watched well-off Diane Feinstein defending the NSA's spying on all Americans thereby making us all guilty of something...surely we are all guilty of something petty that an Al-Queda mastermind could use as an excuse to attempt another miracle invasion of the Good Ole USA.  I watched Diane, a so-called Liberal from San Francisco, spouting out the bullshit line of how the NSA needs to be secret in order to protect us from all those dirty, filthy, rotten Islamic jihadists (and they all are; even those who live in this country) out there who are bent on killing Americans (and by "Americans" these White fools mean White Protestants, White Catholics, and Jews).  These are the same fools who when we are under attack run off and hide in the basements of their many mansions or at air force bases like that little coward weasel, G.W. Bush, or into their own private bunkers, like that old sorry bastard, Unka Dick(less) Cheney.

Then I accidentally came across a local teevee interview with old decrepit but still standing (though on wobbly legs), tax cheater and off-shore investor, Charlie Rangel saying NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a traitor and should be arrested and jailed and preconvicted...why, hell, it seems like old Uncle Tom Rangel was almost ready to lynch this sorry bastard...maybe lynch him up in Harlem.

Old reprobate Charlie Rangel was followed by New York City's Long Island jerk Repugnican Peter King spouting his anti-Islamic bullshit and agreeing with old Unca Tom Charley in full Yahoo pomposity by saying that definitely Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and Julian Assange should be hogtied together and gassed (the new form of burning at the stake) and quartered as traitors, as aides to the mighty astronomical military force of al-Queda, who by the way are now our allies in Syria...ain't that ironic?  The Big Prick Peter also believes Glenn Greenwald should be arrested for espionage for reporting on Snowden's whistleblowing findings; in fact, all journalists who report anything against our might spy system is a traitor. 

And I'm trying to decide who is the creepiest of those three creeps?  Diane Feinstein looking like a bulldog bitch is a creepy woman; Charley Rangel is overperfumed (with Brute) and sleazy creepy, and Peter King is just a plain old creepy man.  Yet, the dumbass American people will keep electing these creeps.  Which means, logically, that most Americans are creeps.

The Three Creeps in a Row: Diane the Hypocrite; Uncle Tom Rangel Relaxing at His Tax-Free Caribbean Retreat; and Peter King With a Love of Muslims on His Shanty Irish Mug
For The Daily Growler

Friday, June 14, 2013

Existing in New York City: Nothing New in Combing E-mails, Phone Calls, Internet Activity

Foto by tgw, "Looking Down on West 31st and 7th Ave," New York City, 2013
Say Goodbye to: Stan Lopata, catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, a position he shared for a while with Andy Seminick, eventually beating Andy out of the job.  Stan Lopata was a member of the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies "Whiz Kid" National League Champions that went on to lose 4 straight games to the New York Yankees in the World Series. Stan Lopata, 87, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), complications of a cardiac condition.

Say Goodbye to: Michael Hastings: investigative journalist who agreed with The Daily Growler that the war in Afghanistan was just as unfair and illegal as the war in Iraq...the Taliban were not a threat to the USA. Michael Hastings, 33, American journalist (Rolling Stone, Newsweek, BuzzFeed), traffic collision.
Say Goodbye to: Johnny Smith, one of the great "Cool Jazz" guitarists.  He hit his high in the early 50s when his Quartet featured a young Stan Getz. Johnny Smith, 90, American jazz guitarist and songwriter ("Walk, Don't Run"), natural causes.
Spying on Americans
All this current bullshit about the NSA forcing Verizon, Sprint, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, et al., to let this the biggest of the multitude of government spy agencies and their contracted asshole companies like Booze, Allen, Hamilton secretly record our emails, telephone/cell phone calls, internet activities is really nothing new.  Plus, they are doing this with OUR money!  And trust me it is billions upon billions of dollars.  BUT, the U.S. government's secret spy agencies and their goons have been doing this for decades.  I was writing about our Fascist government back before Chris Hedges quit the NYTimes or Glenn Greenwald figured it all out.  Back before the days of our phony Napoleon: G.W. Bush, Slick Willie Clinton, back during the days of old Pappy Bush (formerly head of the CIA), now an old toddling bastard who's still alive showing you that lying-sorry-worthless politicians can almost live forever on diets of martinis, wine, women, steaks, and bribes.  Of course, they get the best healthcare in the world.

Do I give a damn if the NSA, the FBI, the CIA, the DEA, Homeland Security are chewing over the The Daily Growler's tiptoeing through the phony tulips?  Hell no.  Feast on my ramblings, boys.  Look in the mirror and see who I'm condemning to the "evil and immoral" side of U.S. life.

When I worked hand-in-hand with law enforcement in Dallas and New Orleans, I could almost always tell who was an FBI agent or which one of the cops I dealt with would eventually go to the FBI.  They were usually little guys with big chips on their shoulders.  Sociopaths for sure; but then aren't all politicians, cops, FBI, CIA, Pentagon, et al., sociopaths?

I loved it when our Nobel Peace Prize-winning President stood up and told yet another bald-faced lie when he said his paranoid-schizophrenic spy freaks weren't listening to our phone calls.  Naw, Prez, they ain't listening to them, they're just recording them and running them through one of those "spot the terrorist" software programs.

The head of the NSA, by the bye, General Keith Alexander, is an old Bush administration West Point chump, a child of the crooked Donald Rumsfeld who boosted him from a one-star general up to a three-star general in record time.  Now, due to Obama's worship of the Bush administration's worthless goons, Keith is a 4-star general.  Keith, according to all the pundits I've read lately, is probably the most powerful goon in Washington, District of Corruption.  Keith, being a gung-ho military man is a lying son of a bitch and two-faced to boot.  His intentions are to start more wars.  We, in case you didn't know it, are living in a war economy.  We are still the world's policemen and, folks, that started back with the Eisenhower administration after the racist Southern Dumbocrats turned Republican and floated old Ike into power over the dumb-ass Dumbocrats picking the egghead Adlai Stevenson, the former crooked but slick-talking governor of the Mafia-run State of Illinois.

Have you noticed how gun control is no longer an issue with these sociopathic pricks even though the senseless local terrorists keep blowing away innocent Americans on what seems like an every day basis?  In a war economy, arms makers rule.

I've had personal experience with being spied upon.  Back in the roaring sixties, my wife and I belonged to CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality) and we subscribed to the Louisiana Weekly, Dissent, and Paul Sweezy's openly Marxist Monthly Review.  Old J. Edgar "Crossdressing" Hoover spied on us daily.  Later, my wife and I subscribed to the Peking Review out of Mao's RED China and we had to get permission from the USPS to receive our issues, even to receive calendars and cookbooks from RED China.  Later when under the Freedom of Information Act, we found out the government had dossiers on wife, who had majored in Chinese language and Chinese history in college, had an especially large file.

Spying is a big business.  It's a big business not only in this country but in every country.  Spies are constantly spying on themselves.

I and several of my close friends say let 'em have info on us; pile it up; we don't give a damn.  Of course, the dumbass American people, the dumbest people in the world, lemmings who are letting themselves being led over the bluffs to their eventual demise, keep electing these scary bastards.

As Ralph Nadir told us back decades ago when he ran for president, there is no difference between the idiot Republicans and the idiot Dumbocrats.  They're both equally corrupt.  And this is a truism that one can trace, as I have recently, way back as far as you can go in the history of this White Man's country that was stolen via invasion and massacre from the Native Americans.  We human monkeys are territorial beasts and just like predatory animals, we are constantly due to economic necessity expanding our territories.

Come the next election, the dumbass American people will re-elect most of the clowns ripping us off in Congress, 90% of these fools get re-elected no matter whether we think they are fucking us or not, and trust me, they are all fucking us royally.  So bend over, folks, and prepare to get fucked royally even worse than you got fucked the last time you voted Obama back into office.  He keeps pulling the Bush Empire wool over our eyes and we seem to love it.

Ironically, with all this expansive spying, these goons still couldn't stop the Boston Marathon fools from doing their terrorist deed just as the fool military allowed those Saudia-Arabians carrying nothing but box-cutters as weapons to pull off one of the greatest invasions in military history back on 9/11 when that little coward G.W. Bush started this stupid War on Terror.

Soon these goons will be getting us involved in this Syrian civil war (that was started, I say, by the CIA), which will lead to a major Middle-East war that could eventually pit Russia, Iran, Syria, Iraq against us and our nuclear-war-craving ally, Israel.  This will be the nuclear war our dumbass brutal military goons have been praying to Mars for since Hairy Ass Truman blew away 300,000 Japanese to end World War II, which has really never really ended.

for The Evil Daily Growler

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Existing in New York City: Reading a Path to Glory

Foto by tgw, New York City, April 2013
Say Goodbye to: Stumpy Cromer, the Stumpy half of Stump and Stumpy. Stumpy Cromer, 92, American comedian and dancer (Stump and Stumpy, DuBarry Was a Lady).
Reading and Its Aftermath
I just finished reading Jacob Wassermann's 646-page tome, Doctor Kerkhoven, a draining yet thrilling experience.  A depressing yet inspiring feat.  Reading it was like running a race that in a quaint way I never wanted to end yet by the finish line I was totally void of strength to go any further had it so decided to go so.  I'm not wanting to give a book review of this mighty novel; I do however hope the spirit of Wassermann's marvelous way of relating a tale has invested itself in my own humble efforts at churning out a novel (I've currently completed 100,000 words on a novel).  I've got another novel of Wassermann's to read but I'm afraid to read it, Doctor Kerkhoven was such a dramatically powerful book.  I don't dare find Wassermann losing lustre, which is silly of me, I know.

I've read books all my life since I grew up in a home with my hometown's head librarian who was also a published novelist and poet and a brother who eventually became the writer of 30 published books and who was also a successful newspaperman, historian, and at one time a bookstore owner.  As a high-schooler, I worked in my brother's bookstore and as a result sometimes sneaked certain books I desired to read in the back rest room where I'd read at them until I heard either my brother or one of his helpers hollering for me to return to the store and get back to work.  I remember one time while reading a book in the restroom and being caught doing so by the bookstore clerk in haste to heed her calling, I marked my place in the book by folding down a page corner.  I returned the book to the shelves and before I had a chance to return to reading it, it sold.  A day or so later, the person who bought the book brought it back, complaining to my brother that he wanted his money back because he'd found the page that I had turned down the corner and since he had bought the book as a brand new book,  the turned down page made it obvious that the book was actually a used book.  My brother was so irate, he made me pay for the book out of my scant wages.  The book was Mezz Mezzrow's  wonderful book (written with Bernard Wolfe), Really the Blues, the first book I bought in life, accidentally, but certainly not the last book I ever bought.  At the height of my book collecting years, my library contained 2,000 volumes. [Mezz Mezzrow was a saxophonist and clarinetist of what was then called the Chicago school of Dixieland persuasion.  He was born Milton Mezzrow in Chicago in 1899 (the same year Ernest Hemingway was born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park).  The first line of Really the Blues reads:  "Music school?  Are you kidding?  I learned to play the sax in Pontiac Reformatory."]

Bankers Have Always Ruled This (Stolen) Nation
From my reading of Van Wyck Brooks' New England: Indian Summer (published in 1940):

"He [Henry Adams] had a taste of politics, the politics of the new age, that somewhat disillusioned him in London, for the British statesmen seemed to him highly disingenuous and very unlike the Adamses in this respect; but he never supposed that America would dispense with its best-trained statesmen and cast its lot for politicians who took their orders from bankers." 

"They [America's statesmen] had really believed in the cause of advancing mankind, and for three generations they had sacrified personal interests and local interests to the welfare of the country as a whole.  They had really believed in the cause of advancing mankind, and for three generations the family [Adamses] had fought for the country against the British and against the bankers,--Downing Street, Wall Street, State Street--and Charles Francis Adams, as Minister to England, had foiled the British again and kept them out of war.  He had raised to its highest pitch the prestige of American policy; but the bankers had prevailed in his absence.  They had won the war [Civil War] for the North and demanded their pound of flesh, if they had to kill the country to obtain it."

"John Quincy Adams, who had formed the faith of his sons and grandsons, had had a noble vision of the country's future.  He had hoped to develop the national wealth on a collective, not a competitive, basis.  He thought there was a volume of energy stored within the Union, enough for the prosperity of all: if this could be brought into use in accordance with the laws of science, it would lead the population to perfection.  For this reason, John Quincy Adams had promoted the study of science, while he fought with all his might against the bankers, who stood for competition and disruption.  And now it appeared that science itself, applied in machinery and railroads, had stimulated nothing but ambition and greed."

"Thomas G. Appleton suggested in Windfall that 'a gallows conveniently placed at either end of Wall Street might be useful.'"

And Finally...
From Henry Adams' A Cycle of Adams Letters:

"I firmly believe that before many centuries more, science will be the master of man....Someday science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the human race commit suicide by blowing up the world." 

for The Daily Growler