Monday, April 21, 2014

Existing in New York City: 8 Years Old

The Daily Growler Is 8 Years Old
It doesn't seem that long ago.  It seems like only yesterday that we pitched our tent in the blogosphere, but it wasn't, it was instead April of 2006.  Much water and its fetid content has flowed under our bridge.  We came into existence during the two terms of who was then thought to be the worst president in US history, G.W. "Georgie Porgie" Bush.  How ironic that this Barack Obama, the Great Black Hope, came to power promising change and a "Yes, We Can" Black preacher chant though once in power (and that's the key word to all of this political bullshit), he stabbed his constituency in the back and took a chance at becoming an even worse president than Little Georgie Bush.

The Daily Growler started out as a jesting and ribald dig into the ribs of the stupidest people in the whole damn world who in their worship of the Great God Moolah (better known to us as "MONEY") let go their Bill of Rights and Constitutional guarantees in favor of an unblocked (at least in the minds of the stupid) road to that fictional pot of gold at the end of all those passing rainbows (rainbows that form at the end of a deluge).  Wealth is to be gained whether ill-gotten or honestly come by, which is the true salvation of this false god's promise of Eternal Life (and, yes, the wealthy do live longer than the poor).  Those White men and their worthless offspring who make it to those pots of gold at the end of those rainbows become the stupidest people in the world's priests, the disciples of this God of Money.  The heart of their message is: if you want a chance at wealth in this country, you must deregulate.  Nothing must stand in the way of that golden brick road to fortune.  As a result of this Capitalist myth, We the Stupidest People on Earth who believe we are rugged individualists have allowed 1% of us to now own and control more capital (screw wealth; their Power Elite status goes way beyond wealth) than any of the rest of us could ever hope to possess.  This 1%'s capital control puts millionaires in a poverty class.  The Koch Brothers alone control 100 billion dollars (with more and more coming in every day); these sleazy brothers along with the sleazy Walton Family together control 200 billions dollars of capital.  Then you throw in Little Billy Gates, Warren "Junk Bond" Buffett, and ex-New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg (who as mayor went from being worth 5 billion to end his illegal third term being worth 35 billion (explain that to your buddy)) and we're talking 350 billion.

Well, hell, Mel, this is a Capitalist country and has been since the robber baron days of the Industrial Revolution.  We have consistently been ruled by wealthy families and their worthless heirs: the Rockefellers, the Bootlegger Joe Kennedys, the Carnegies, the Mellons, the Morgans, the DuPonts, the Fords, et al. Our new Power Elites, however, control way more capital than those early-day robber barons could dream of.

Capitalism breeds a contemptible class of privileged priests in the temples of the great God Moolah.  We the Stupidest People on Earth though envious are worshipful of these people because we dream that one day we, too, will find a pot of gold at the end of a dream rainbow, which is what our hopes are based on.  Though with a handful (the 1%) of families and their worthless heirs controlling the capital, the stupid 99% haven't got a chance in 50 hells of ever even being worth more than the current debt they are in.

Our only hope lies in revolution...EXCEPT, a revolution will never happen in this now oligarchy state.  Just like in the days of feudal lords when it was not easy to overthrow the ruling royalty, it is almost impossible to overthrow our ruling royalty.  UNLESS...We the People get smart and pull our monies out of their banks; vote for progressive-types to take over our Congress and State governments; unless we shun buying child-labor-made Chinese (from Red China) goods...and we could babble on endlessly on the possible strategies to overthrow these robber barons who now control us hook, line, and sinker, but we hate wasting words.  I cannot see any one currently, with the exception of Elizabeth Warren maybe, bold enough to stand against the 1% and their private police forces or the public police forces who now cooperate with the ruling class to protect property rights over the rights of citizens (check out the public police forces' roll in destroying the Occupy Wall Street "revolt").

Whether we'll go on another 8 years depends on how long before the 1% take over the Internet (which they are now in the process of doing through huge outsourcing-of-jobs giants like Verizon and AT&T)(if you've ever dealt with a Verizon Internet technical problem you've dealt with a person in the People's Republic of China (Red China; Communist China)), a takeover that our government has no power to protect us from being most of our Congressional millionaires are highly invested in both of these communications monopolies.

So we sing "Happy Birthday" to ourselves as we poke our ways into the coming shenanigans by our idiot and totally corrupt leaders like Paul "the Pious Catholic" Ryan; Mitch "Old South Numbskull" O'Connell; Ted "Superstupid" Cruz; the twelve dumbasses on our Supreme(ly Dumb) Court (of jesters); Hillary "Presidential Wife Turned Inept Politician" Clinton; the corrupt Bushes; John "Bonehead" Boehner; our current President; and, if We the Stupidest People on Earth elect Hillary "Hillbilly" Clinton or (God help us) Jeb "the Reb" Bush, then we'll have four more years of poking our fat cats in their bulging bellies as they go about legislating totally anti-human, inane, polluting, rewards and more tax loopholes for the rich and famous and more deregulating what little regulations are left on our criminal corporations as they close down more American factories and send them over to Red China, or Communist Vietnam, or Taiwan, or India, or Brazil or they foreclose on more of our homes in order to return them to the communities as high-end rental units...we mean, to put it precisely, more of the same old bullshit.

WARNING: our current meddling in the affairs of Putin's Russia and the mess going in the Ukraine is building up into an excuse for a nuclear war.  We are meddling in a situation that has been going on for hundreds of years, that really goes directly back to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that led to the creation of the Soviet Union.

The Eight-Year-Old Daily Growler

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

Existing in New York City: Progress Equals Kowtowing to the Rich

The Rich Are Immune Period
Wake up, America.  The wealthy are ruling us all.  Just think, the wicked and evil right-wing nutjob Koch Bros. are worth over 100 billion dollars.  The Walton Family together are worth 100 billion dollars from selling cheap child-produced Chinese goods to the millions of Americans (most in poverty) who flock to their giant stores every day of the week.  On and on I could go telling you of one, two, three, four, five, six people who by controlling billions upon billions of close-to tax-free dollars rule us without fear of reprisal (you think the Koch (Cock) Bros. pay the same rate of taxes you pay?  Hell no, folks.  They take advantage of loopholes, like putting billions of their dollars into tax-free non-profit funds they use for trying to put their right-wing lackeys (most of whom would sell their own mothers down the river for a fistful of Koch dollars) in office).  I mean, think of the influence you'd peddle if you were worth 100 billion dollars.  And why are we so on our knees kissing these rich assholes' assholes in a rather God-like respect?  Because we do worship (as our true God in this country) MONEY!

I watch a lot of Christian television (and, by the bye, the Supreme(ly dumb) Court (of jesters) has declared that Christian television is the same as a church so they are considered non-profits, which means they don't have to pay taxes) and show after show after show what they consistently are leading up to is peddling their "Jesus" products to the true believers at the end of their shows.  After a dumbass idiot Christian doctor on one of my favorite Jesus-snake-oil peddlers's (Sid Roth) shows claims he was an atheist until one night he had a dream where he went to heaven and met Jesus, blah, blah, blah, and at the end of the show, you bet, Sid starts peddling this weirdo doctor's autobiography.  In the end, God and Jesus both become moneymakers to the tune of millions of dollars a year for these creepy hucksters who live on estates in mansions, their mansions surrounded by the mansions of their worthless children, all of them driving Mercedes and having a fleet of jet planes with runways on their estates, having fleets of trucks to haul their television equipment around the country where the weak-minded pile into huge auditoriums to listen to the drivel these side-of-the-mouth louses spew forth, while though it's free to get into these "conventions" you are harassed to buy the hucksters' cds, dvds, books, special Bibles, etc., and then the 5-gallon galvanized buckets are passed around amongst these fools with their metal mouths wide-open like hungry baby birds waiting for these poor simpletons to throw in some good solid dollars and all of these God's-business transactions are either tax free or the all-righteous preachers own their own books and DVDs, etc., so that all that money goes directly to them and certainly not to God.  I ask myself when I watch these tax-dodging parasites why does their God need money?  It's not their God (Jehovah, the Jewish God) who needs the money, it's THEM, they need the money to support their arrogant and gaudy lifestyles.

When I was a kid and was forced to go to a Protestant church every Sunday morning/Sunday night, Monday night youth meetings, Wednesday night prayer meetings, and Friday night Bible studies, I soon figured out that why I had to sit and endure this boring bullshit was simply so that at the end of his or her preaching babble I was expected to put a little in the pot and I sadly watched my poor parents (true believers) put $20 in the Sunday morning collection plate and then put more money into several missionary scams, etc.  God, like the Waltons and the Kochs, is a Capitalist!

And Capitalism, folks, is what this country is all about.  And Capitalism is a system of profits.  And the way to more and more profits is through CHEAP LABOR!  And Republicans, once the party of good ol' Honest Abe Lincoln, since the Industrial Revolution brought outright Capitalism to this country has been on the side of the wealthy against the liberal governments, against unions, against workers, against savings by the lower classes, and against government "entitlements" (as they falsely call Social Security, which they have hated since ol' aristocrat Franklin D. Roosevelt forced it on them during the Great Depression (caused by Wall Street speculators and marginal stock buying, which still goes on today)).

As long as our God is MONEY, our religion is Capitalism.

To show you the impunity rich folks are accorded, a DuPont in Delaware (and the DuPonts own Delaware lock, stock, and barrel (and that includes Vice-President Joe "DuPont Asskisser" Biden)) who had sex with his 3-year-old daughter ("Daddy's a DuPont, sweetie, so let Daddy pull your little panties down and....") did not have to serve any jail time, the judge ruling that prison would have been too hard for a DuPont.

Also, that scumbag crook, Charles Keating, just died.  This is a worthless piece of crap who bilked millions of dollars out of his customers to his American Continental Co. and his Lincoln Savings and Loan and who was caught red-handed by the Glass-Spiegel regulators.  In spite of the seriousness of his crime, Little Catholic Charlie (a crusader against pornography...probably because he was a masturbator who loved porno) only got a 4-year sentence, which he was out of in no time, convicted again for further bond crimes but the judge gave him 4-years again but this time said this 4-years was suspended because Catholic Charlie had already served the sentence with his first 4-years.  Charlie just died a very rich man in spite of his crimes.  Charlie claimed his banks went bankrupt due to the federal regulators.  Poor bastard.  He still lived to be 90-years-old.  The rich get to live forever.

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