Monday, June 29, 2009

Nathan Deal for Governor

Why don't we just call Nathan Deal a fat, little man with no leadership skills?

A blind member of a herd that walks with his head down, eating the left overs?

Had his father ever been inclined to beat young Nathan, Father Deal would have beat him in Morse Code. Maybe that would have carried a message.

What is Nathan Deal? Another little man with a Napolean Complex assisted by a perverted campaign staff that includes a young man who once thought it was funny to shoot women in the ass with a pellet rifle. [Don't forget the unauthorized heliocopter rides. BTW, did the government ever get repaid for those, Nathan?]

Nothing but filth in the office. Nothing upstairs in the man.

Hoover statistics

In 1928, 0.1 percent of people earned 47 percent of all income.

One tenth of one percent of the population had half of all income.

Real investment began falling in 1925. I define real investment as spending money on concrete and bricks. Machines and technology. Something that adds jobs.

The only growth in "investments" between 1925 and 1929 was investment in the stock market and its schemes.

Who owned the stock market though share ownership? Roughly 300,000 people owned 75% of all the shares of stock being traded.

What did this group get just in dividends? $3.571 trillion dollars. That's just in dividends.

Without adjusting for inflation, that's more than half the total income for the United States in 1999, $5.580 trillion. It's roughly 63% of all 1999 income.

Want to know with inflation? $44 trillion dollars just in dividends to 300,000 people.

That would be one quarter of one percent of the 1928 population.

Before Roosevelt, the United States didn't have a middle class.

Who wants to bring back the Conservatives of Hoover and Coolidge? Who wants to live as a slave?

Republicans...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Continuing Roosevelt vs. Obama and Hoover versus Bush

I'm working through this issue because I've heard a lot of lies in the Gainesville Times by local Republican officials.

One of the lies is that Roosevelt, the Democrats and Obama created the heavily progressive tax system that we have today.

Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we weave to decieve.

The Conferderate states instituted the first income tax in North America. Lincoln soon followed with one.

At the time of Hoover, Roosevelts predessor, only the top three percent of Americans paid an income tax.

That would be far more progressive than todays alleged imbalance of taxation, usually stated as the top ten percent paying sixty-eight percent of all income taxes.

That 3 percent paying 100 percent versus 10 percent paying 68 percent.

I thought I'd make it easy for Republicans by using numbers instead of words.

Hoover also created the business income tax during the Great Depression. With the help of a Republican Congress.

I'll debate any Republican on the facts. Anytime.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Roosevelt vs. Obama

Not a bad idea to compare these two presidents.

Roosevelt inherited the Great Depression from Republican Herbert Hoover. Hoover said in his 1927 nomination acceptance speech, “We in American today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us.”

The economy fell from $87 billion in gross domestic product in 1930 to less than half, $42 billion in 1932. Yet, in 1931, Hoover said, “The economy is fundamentally sound!”

That phrase still echoes in the Bush stained White House. Neither Bush nor Hoover had a grip on reality.

So before we can compare Roosevelt to Obama, maybe we should compare Republican economic success under Hoover and Bush.

Monday, June 22, 2009

John McCain praises President Obama

I never saw this coming!

WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain says his opponent in last year's presidential campaign, Barack Obama, has "done well" in his first five months in the White House.

The Arizona Republican says that using a legislative scorecard to judge the presidency so far, Obama has achieved all his legislative goals.

On the down side, McCain says that Obama's successes in Congress have come with little or no Republican support.

McCain also is critical of Obama for setting a date for closing the detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay without first developing a comprehensive plan for what to do with its prisoners.

And the Arizona senator says Obama should speak out more in support of protesters in Iran.



Now, what's this about getting no support from Republicans?

Who didn't expect that?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bobby Slaton goes Back in Time with the Gainesville Times

Let's pick on another idiot in the Gainesville Times, Bobby Slaton. Bobby just hates Obama, claiming our president has never balanced a checkbook. There's a funny man for you. In this day and age has anyone balanced a checkbook? My checkbook is self-balancing software. I don't think Obama carries a paper check register either. Just say Quicken.

What else does Bobby invent in his vent?

"Since I'm on a soapbox already, our president is in Europe hopscotching over to visit our friends and foes apologizing for the United States. I guess he's forgot about what WW I and WW II was about. Weren't we helping out our allies? So, we now are apologizing for that! There goes our reputation as 'World Leader.'"

Huh? Do we have a reputation left as a world leader since Cheney and Bush? Just say No!

Maybe Bobby can tell us what the world wars were all about but I truly doubt it.

Mostly we didn't enter either war quickly, did we? We declared war on April 6, 1917 and the war ended on November 11, 1918. Although we had a million soldiers stationed in France by May of 1918, It wasn't until the summer of 1918 that we truly had a large force fighting in the war. We were NEVER formally a member of the Allies, only a self-styled "Associated Power."

Our army gets little mention in major battles until September 1918. So whatever Bobby might think, we weren't saving our "allies" as much as we might like to think that. Yes, we fought. Over 260,000 U.S. soldiers attacked in mass in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest on September 26, 1918. Not to belittle our troops, that's less than 45 days from the end.

So what did drag us into the war?

[unfinished and unedited]

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ted Hinds gives a refresher course in lying. Only in the Gainesville Times.

I am not a Communist but I dabble in Marxist Economic Theory. Few people in Northeast Georgia will ever see the distinction. The distinction is very big. Marxist Economic Theory holds that all 'value' comes from human beings but the value does not return to the individual equally.

Having stated that, I want to correct the errors made by W.T. "Ted" Hinds in his letter to the Times.

The idea of getting rid of all private property is not exactly the goal of Marx's communism. Marx says that private property has already been abolished by the current economic system, as of his time.

Marx and Engels should be quoted as writing, "The distinguishing feature of communism is not the abolition of property generally, but the abolition of bourgeois property...

"We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man's own labor, which property is alleged to be the groundwork of all personal freedom, activity and independence..."

Dear Ted quotes a passage as, “You reproach us with intending to do away with your property. Precisely so; that is just what we intend. This cannot be accomplished except by tyrannical means and violence against the rights of property (owners), to ‘sweep away’ all existing rights.”

I cannot find that passage. Not finding a passage doesn't mean the passage doesn't exist. Many translations exist of German works. Those works are not always well translated. The online copy that I use is at

http://www.anu.edu.au/polsci/marx/classics/manifesto.html#c1r1

That copy uses information from more than one translation.

But, I don't think Ted's passage exists in any legitimate translation. It's an error on his part that he didn't check his source. Or, he changed passages to met his needs.

He says Democrats started Marx's heavy, progressive income in 1913, He should have been more honest.

President Howard Taft, Republican, proposed the 16th Amendment on June 16, 1909. That amendment, ratified by 42 of the 48 states, allows a federal income tax. Georgia was the 8th state to ratify that amendment on August 3, 1910. Only three states rejected the amendment. Three states never took up the issue.

Either Ted doesn't know his U.S. history any better than he does Marx, or he just lied. Which was it Ted?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Murder at the Holocaust Memorial Museum

It's in bad taste for me to ridicule the killer and not honor the dead. The dead include a 39 year old guard who opened the door for the 88 year old killer. So many ironies that such an innocent act of respect would lead to violent death. And, at a place doing nothing but honoring the deaths of over 6 million innocent people.

The killer hated Jews. He hated the 'browning of America.' He had tried tokidnap members of the Federal Reserve many years ago. He was angry and afraid of a conspiracy to destroy 'the white gene pool.'

Yet, he drove a 2002 Hyundai to commit his crime. A Ford or a Volkswagen would have more appopos for a brother of the Arryan Nation.

Monday, June 8, 2009

GM

People aren't lawyers. Thank God! But, there are a lot of criminals reading law, aka jail house lawyers.

In the few days since GM declared bankruptcy, there has become a new type of lawyer similar to the jail house lawyer, the Blog Lawyer. Blog lawyers are very much like Loud Mouth Lawyers. Neither one knows a damn thing but won't shut up!

GM filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11, Section 363 (sales). Obama didn't freaken buy 60 percent of the company.

Under Chapter 11, Section 363 (sales) lots of stuff happens differently than selling 60 percent of the stock to Obama.

GM is a debtor in possession and can be bought by the highest bidder. Anyone feel like making a bid? It's all legal. Quit screaming about how the stockholders got ripped off by Obama the Communist Pig. Instead, read some law. Even criminals can do that much.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

National Defense

Is there a shared consciousness in humans or animals? Is it based on mutual self-defense?

Certainly birds flying in syncronized flocks seem to share one mind. If not, they'd all crash into each other. Fish swim in schools to confuse predators. Even the spawning 'habits' of animals require some sort of shared awareness. I've never seen a salmon swimming all alone upstream to mate. There must be some connection of the individual to the group, unconscious if not conscious.

Those natural behaviors do mirror the natural behavior of man in my opinion.
We mostly choose to live in a society, choosing a society most like ourselves from among all human diversity. We give up true, natural freedom for the protections of government and laws.
And, governments provide national defense. Our government more so than any other government on the planet. In fact, our government spends more on national defense than all the other governments combined.

In our shared consciousness or unconsciousness, we fear. We cower behind the military ability to kill every one on the planet. No nation could ever defeat us in battle or even dare try.
Do we, with our ability to destroy every living creature on this planet via nuclear war, fear something far greater than the sum of all our human enemies?

We have no reason to fear any enemy on this planet.

We fear a stronger someone or something that doesn't exist on this planet, a planet we could destroy in a series of atomic blasts. We fear retribution.

No national defense can ever stop that.