Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sorry State Of The Union

This is the "letter" from an American that I wish President Obama could read to the joint session of congress.

I watched the State of the Union address last night.

I did not hang around for the mindless news gossip or wait for the Democratic / Republican rubbish responses.

I paid more attention to the reactions that the members of Congress had rather than what President Obama said. In truth I agree with him more than any other President we've had in the last 50 years.

Dear Mr. President,

Who I am, specifically, is unimportant. I am John Doe, John Q. Public, just an average guy who is concerned about America and its future.

I applaud you Mr. President because you have seen and experienced poverty, uncertainty, discrimination and the bad things that normal Americans face each and ever day.

This is what I wish you would have the courage to say to the members of Congress. I wish this letter could be read by all Americans. Unfortunately I am a nobody and most people don't give a shit about what I think.

To the most senior and loftiest members in Congress:
1 Robert Byrd (D-WV)
2 Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
3 Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
4 Richard Lugar (R-IN)
5 Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
6 Max Baucus (D-MT)
7 Thad Cochran (R-MS)
8 Carl Levin (D-MI)
9 Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
10 Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
11 Arlen Specter (D-PA)
12 Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
13 John Kerry (D-MA)
14 Tom Harkin (D-IA)
15 Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
16 Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
17 Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
18 Richard Shelby (R-AL)
19 John McCain (R-AZ)

You people that hold these lofty positions as President pro tempore, Dean of the Senate, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, ranking members or chair persons in these committees: Appropriations, Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Finance, Armed Services, Banking, Energy, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Commerce just to name a few need a wake up call.

Everyone of you should hang your head in shame!

You arrogant, decadent, petty, worthless pieces of shit. You are like turds in a cat litter box. If most Americans felt like I do we would impeach you or un-elect you; then we would take your traitor / communistic asses out of your offices and put you onto garbage scows and ship you to China where you belong.

You aspiring Jr. Members who idolize these Peacocks with your sights on more power and prestige? Being like these arrogant fools? This should be the last thing you would want to do!

You, the leaders of our country, act like spoiled little bully brats on an Elementary School play ground.

We Americans are so fucking sick and tired of the RIGHT and the LEFT arguments.

How about UNITY for a change? You fucking morons!

Both sides are to blame. If last nights State of the Union Address had been given by a Republican President then the staunchly arm folding and clapping would have switched switched sides of the aisle in the Congressional Barnum & Bailey Circus Arena.

You people are stupidly predictable. I'm not going to clap because a Democrat is ...


What are you? Nine year olds?

You, jerks, who spend most of your time posturing, pontificating, denigrating and in general wasting our time tearing our country apart with grid-locks and bad rhetoric rather than trying to build it back up need to find another occupation.

And lets not forget the idiots in our Supreme Court with the new ruling that applies to campaign contributions. You Black Robed Fools ... Thanks for ruining our country. From its inception the High Court has had its share of mentally challenged individuals; I find no exception to this in todays climate. From the beginning dating back more than two centuries, corporate entities should have  had the brakes put on them. But no, when you have a succession of idiots interpreting the Constitution, down through the ages, mistakes are often made.

It takes much more than a fancy PhD to have common sense.

By the way for those of you that are unenlighted of this fact the Juris Doctorate (JD) is the simplest Doctorate to get on this planet. It is why we have 20 times more JD's than we have Medical, Computer Science, Educational, Physics and Mathematics Doctorates combined. Compare the typical questions from the LSAT to the MCAT ... I'll leave it to you to connect the dots. Lawyers need only a good memory (to remember where all of the pompous, bloated previous inane rhetoric/precedents are located and their implications) and a big speech box. The gift of gab!

Here are some quotes from other people on the web from

"A supreme court that allows individuals to have caps on political spending, but forbids the same rights for corporations is a kangaroo court.
Hello, Fall of the Republic. We knew you were coming. We didn't know you were moaning on our porch, brandishing your sickly member."

"Canada actually has an anti-lobbying law, it even forbids political people to work for corporations for 3 years after they leave office if they received any type of contributions from that corporation. I love Canada!"

"Damn you, you lucky bastard.
Hey by the way, can I rent your basement for a while when I move up there?"

"God Dammit. In the wake of this bullshit, I think it is high time politicians start wearing NASCAR-style jackets depicting the logos of the corporations that 'sponsor' (read: bought) them."

"Alternatively, maybe we can finance health care reform by selling the naming rights to members on the congressional floor. "Now taking the dais, is Senator Scott Brown, the JP Morgan Chase Republican from Massachusetts.""

"Now taking the Exxon Mobile Dias is Senator Scott Brown, the JP Morgan Chase Republican from Massachusetts, brought to you by Carl's Jr."




All of this arrogant pride and posturing and ownership. My plan is better than your plan kind of crap has to cease!

Lets take Health Care for example. Only the dumbest morons in America are unaware of the abuses of the Insurance Industry.



The reason is simple. It is your abuse of power. Most Americans, today do not know how this is supposed to work.

We don't elect you into office to take over anything. We don't elect you into office so you can have "ownership" of anything (my agenda, my bill, my way , my beliefs, my committee, my programs, my, my, my etc.) It is NOT ABOUT YOU!

It is NOT OWNERSHIP BUT STEWARDSHIP THAT WE ELECT YOU INTO OFFICE. It is OUR bills, OUR way, OUR beliefs OUR programs and OUR money that you are working with.



Many of you lofty members of Congress have servants. How long would a "SERVANT" last in your household if they treated you with the same indifference and arrogance that you treat us, the voting public?

Sadly the American people have been led to believe that what is happening should be happening. That you are there with your phony double speak that says "we are your servants" when you instead, dictate how we should live and breathe.

What you do is the opposite of what you say and the opposite of what you should be doing.

For ages, large corporations have been buying politicians and they have been buying the news media (print , radio, television, and now Internet offerings.) so that they can guide each American into what they should believe.

When you add to this the Public Fool System of education that has been compromised by UN-American thinking then we have a dumb populace that just "grins and bears" it.

Any legislation that you clowns pass must be beneficial to ALL Americans. Legislation should not be beneficial, in the least, to any corporations if that legislation would hurt any individuals. Allowing Insurance companies to have a policy that prevents insuring or paying for patients preexisting conditions is one example.



1) Term Limits: All of you would have one and only one shot to get it right. Your legacy would be how much you helped this country. Your shame would be how much you helped corporations. This also means that you don't get to spend any energy getting re-elected.

2) I would abolish and make it a treasonous offense to accept any money, gifts, future employment options, free flights/vacations, gifts for family members or any other monetary instrument from any individual, company or corporation while in office.
2a) I would make it illegal for you to engage in any activity that you could profit from, because of your term in office, for a minim of 7 years from the last day you were in office. This means books, chairs on Boards of Directors etc.

3) I would make it against the law for ANY Monetary Lobbying Special Interest Groups to exist. Groups that spend money to sway political agendas. As an example there is no reason on this planet that BIG Oil or BIG Tobacco should be allowed to spend any amount of dollars to have lobbyists that have the ear of any member of Congress.

4) A constitutional amendment that stipulates that any amendments to any Bill must adhere to the main topic of the bill. In simple terms you can not push through your pet project for a park and water fountain in your district if the Bill's primary focus is about Education Funding for school supplies for Inner City Schools. If your park and fountain is worthy enough then it will pass on its own merit. In its own individual Bill.

5) Cap limits on personal funds used for campaigns. Public contributions for campaign funds go into a general fund that are dispersed equally to the people who have passed their primary elections. In other words if you get on the ballot box as a candidate then you get the same amount of money as everyone else. This means all of you have an equal chance to reach the public.

6) Every two years an independent review of all government spending including Military Contracts (and everything else) is to be held. Anyone who authors a Bill or has any dealings with a contract that allows for a the purchase of a $10,000.00 toilet seat or any other wasteful spending is to immediately be terminated from whatever office they hold.

7) Once elected, since you can never run for re-election, then your party affiliation ends. You become focused on what is good for America not what is good for Republicans or Democrats. You are mandated to become a UNIFIDE member of Congress. This way when any sitting President (Republican or Democrat) gives a State of the Union Address ALL of you can stand up and cheer for every point. Because you can ALL say that WE, the CURRENT MEMBERS OF THIS UNIFIED CONGRESS are responsible for these great achievements. This is a stark contrast to what is happening now.

And that's just for starters.

Members of Congress start acting like adults and patriots and statesmen instead of childish, spoiled, greedy brats!


Sadly most of my thoughts and ideas will never see the light of day.

Most people are too caught up in grinding away at what is happening instead of what SHOULD be happening.

America has not future if we can not bring these Congressional Scoundrels to justice. These idiots are worse than the criminals we put in jail.

It is the entire Washington climate and ideology that has to change. The normal way of doing things, the way things have been for the last 100 years or so is not going to work in this century.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Plastic Clam Shell Packaging.

I am pretty opinionated. I've lived a long time and I have seen many things come and go.

If you ask me, the new clear plastic clamshell container more and more products are being packaged in is the dumbest idea in the last 100 years.

They're good for coin collectors, I will admit that.

For the most part, this type of plastic packaging is wasteful and counter productive.

I'm a big guy and I've struggled a time or two and have actually almost cut myself in the process.

Those of you that think this is a great idea? I'd like to pound each of you into the ground, inch by inch, until you have to poke a straw through your shoe laces to breathe for your arrogance and lack of compassion.

If a big guy like me can have a problem with this plastic crap then old people and handicapped people must have a tremendous problem with these things.

Now for all of you brainiacs out there that have IQ's that measure in the single digits that actually think that this crap is a good idea I have a few questions for you.

Question #1: Who do you think pays for all of that extra expense? The company or the people buying the product?

Question #2: These plastic containers are NOT BIODEGRADABLE where does all of this plastic crap wind up?

For those of you not paying attention; besides land fills, there is an area in the Pacific Ocean that is larger in size than the state of TEXAS. It is a swirling mass of plastic crap that is polluting the ocean. The marine life eat bits and pieces of this shit every day.

The ocean's of the world will cease to be a source of food if more plastic crap and other contaminants kill off the food supply chain, including the fish we eat.

Finally, about 30% of the time, when I get the product home and actually get to inspect it I see that it is inferior quality. This is something that I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DISCERN if I could have actually inspected the item in the store.

We all pay for the repackaging.

Some will argue that it prevents theft. For some things perhaps.

I would argue that in many cases it costs more. (a very simplified version)

For brevity I'll use UPS as the generic Shipper. Here are some costs.

1. An employee that has to fill out the paperwork to ship it.
2. Then, depending upon the size of the store, the item is taken to UPS; or UPS picks it up; or the item is transported to another company warehouse with more paperwork for final shipment.
3. The item is shipped incurring the cost of the shipping.
4. Manufacturer receives it (either direct or by its centralized shipping warehouse) more paper work.
5. Now we must not forget the MOUNTAIN of paperwork involved for the store and manufacturer. Credits, Debits, Voided sales, inventory tracking, tax accounting ...
5. Now that the item is back someone has to inspect it, more paper work.
6. The item has to be repackaged.
7. Paperwork to ship the item back
8. repeat 1
9. repeat 2
10. repeat 3
11. The item is received (either at a warehouse or the store)
12. paperwork to enter the item into inventory
13. The MOUNTAIN of paperwork again for Credits and Debits
14. An employee has to restock the item.

In many cases (excluding theft) all someone had to do was put the item back in the box, carefully fold the cardboard flap and return it.

If this occurred at the store then the item is simply placed back on the shelf.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Governments NOT People should donate the most to Disaster Relief!


Once again the "stars" come out of the heavens for yet another televised telethon. This time it is the "Hope for Haiti" telethon. They all have to have a catchy title don't they?

One good thing is that Kanye West is not invited to participate in George Clooney's A-List event. After Katrina and MTV one can only wonder what idiotic thing he would have done.

I do applaud George Clooney and the many stars that have preceded him in their efforts to help disaster struck victims around the world. It is admirable.

BUT ...

Every fucking time there is some major catastrophe or disaster in the world the American people and other people around the world are always asked to give and to give generously. Give till it hurts so to speak.

Is giving a good thing? Of course it is.

Are the people in Haiti suffering immeasurable levels of calamity, heartbreak, devastation and loss? Yes. My heart goes out to these people.

Is this a disaster of incredible proportions? Yes! It is horrendous!

Is it any more devastating than the other world wide disasters? No.
Worlds Worst Disasters

Folks, it is our responsibility as human beings to help each other in times of crisis. That is universal. That is a given. It's human nature to want to reach out and help.

However (and yes we have another resounding BUT) ...

It is the responsibility of the world wide governments that have taken and continually take in billions and billions (trillions over long periods of time) of tax dollars each year to pay for most, if not all, of the bill.

Why is it that the common people with little money to give in these hard times are being asked to shoulder the burden of relief aid that is clearly the responsibility of these greedy governments.

Regarding donations; where does the donated money go? We never get to see how the "donated" dollars are distributed. There was enormous speculation regarding how much of what was donated for the World Trade Center disaster actually got into the hands of the families of the fallen fire-fighters and victims families.

Consider this. (I am going out on a limb here, without doing months of research)

I will wager that the sum total of all money that is collected by this new Haiti Telethon would only be equal to 1/100 of the spending waste our government has in a single day.

Here's a glaring example of what angers me to no end.

This fucking government collects billions in taxes each year. These taxes are supposed to be for this country's protection, infrastructure and our welfare. (not the monthly checks kind)

Many years after the hurricane the effects of Katrina can still be seen. Whole neighborhoods are rotting away in mold and mildew.

Does our government, comprised of very INTELLIGENT GREEDY people that is elected by very STUPID GENEROUS people fix this problem? NO!

They are asking US to pay for the fix. This is unconscionable that our government or any of its present or past leaders can even suggest this.

What you do not realize is that these donatations that we give are yet another HIDDEN TAX, much of which winds up in someone else's pocket.

The priorities of those we elect into office are all wrong. Instead of waiting for us to donate they should have already had significant help efforts in place. Haiti is not a "world" away, it is in our own back yard so to speak. The fact that disaster relief is just now really getting mobilized illustrates that we still have a "reactionary" government rather than a "prepared" government.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fuck You Google, Tyrants

I just want to say Fuck You Google.
And guess what I am not alone.

Go to Google and Google "Fuck You Google" and this is what is returned.
Results 1 - 10 of about 29,800,000 for fuck you google. (0.22 seconds)
This number is likely to grow in the coming months.

The fucking fade in, the dropping apples, all of this crap that slows down my search experience. gets you the lean mean Google version.

Google sucks more each day and folks, I'm here to say its going to get worse.

Google is the new, even more impersonal, Microsoft!

The bigger these giant mother-fucking companies get the more they can shit on us.

Just like Congress shits on us.

The only way to get them back if for a significant number of people to stop using their products.
This will NEVER happen. Why?

There are too many "lemmings" in the world that have the proverbial ring in their nose and are led around by the latest trend news-rags-entertainment-shows.

This is the shirt I should be wearing, these are the shoes I have to get, this is the search engine I need to be using.

When Google announces a new product its blasted on TV in such a way that it causes a fucking feeding frenzy.

The smart people like us who see through the facade are too few in numbers.

These companies are your best friends when they are starting out and then they turn vicious.

Google has no user support whatsoever. They don't need it. What else are people going to use Microcheese's Bing? Yahoo? Yahoo is another company that just relies on lip service to pacify any complaints. They never fix anything. People are paid to respond to your emails and make you feel good and nothing changes.

That's like the people in jail complain about the green bologna that has flies on it. Green bologna with flies on it? That's terrible. Yeah, we'll get right on that you shouldn't have to eat flies. Think it ever changes?

These companies will get bigger, more impersonal and more intrusive.

Now many of them are suggesting in new ad campaigns that they want you to store you files online now. FUCK THAT! Who's to stop some sysadmin from rummaging around your stuff?

It's happening everywhere. Giant corporations gobbling up smaller ones and they will get even larger than they are now. What then?

If you have ever had to deal with their support with Ad-sense then you know what I am talking about.

They keep track of every single search from every single IP.

If they are not already in BED with the government they soon will be.

I'll finish by saying "FUCK YOU GOOGLE and the HORSE YOU RODE IN ON!"

I like the sound of FUCK YOU!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Get Rid of Democrats and Republicans!

Here's a story I saw on Yahoo.

I wish we could get rid of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party because quite frankly I am SICK OF BOTH OF THEM!

Before you label me a communist, think on this.

We have "free" elections. These people that we elect, eventually become our dictators, making rules and regulations behind closed doors that none of us agreed to. Spending our money in ways that none of us agreed to. What difference does it make how many Political Parties there are?

How much of each and every day and how much total human effort is involved with this constant Party fighting and bickering? What percentage of the overall news coverage is about forward progress in America vs. the fighting and bickering; two isle grid lock crap?

Why not have one single unified, independent, RESPONSIBLE Party filled with Americans that are dedicated to ONE SINGLE CAUSE!


Democrats and Republicans act as if they are still in High School!

Get over yourselves.

Get rid of these worthless pundits on both sides. One, for example, would be Rush Limbaugh, who has done nothing in his life, but incite rage amongst people under the guise of having some pseudo intelligence about how life would be much better if everyone was a Republican. He hasn't got half a brain to tie behind his back. In fairness, neither do the pundits who are on the other side that would argue that life would be better if everyone was a Democrat these people have the same limited brain power.

If we look back, every single time a Republican majority has had the majority of power, we have gone deeper and deeper into this massive debt. Ronald Regan's Administration was the forerunner to this trend.

When the Democrats get into power then all we hear, from the dullards in the Republican Party, the party that has just messed everything up, is how bad things are going. And we have problems in the aftermath of a Democratic majority.

For the most part, MOST PEOPLE ACT STUPIDLY when it comes to Politics.

For example: People complain that the stimulus package is not working.

What? WTF? WHY?

Anyone? Any dummies out there? C'mon its not a stretch for you to engage a few brain cells.

1) The best plans are often laid waste due to human nature. How many greedy mother-fuckers are dipping into the pot? Not releasing funds? Misappropriating funds for big plush administrative offices and a huge work force to dispense the cash? By the time these people are done, years have gone by, you only have 30% of the funds, if that, left to distribute.

2) Fixing the economy can be compared to moving a two bedroom house vs. moving the Empire State Building from NYC to San Francisco. Which do you suppose will take longer?

3) Most people act like babies wanting their pacifiers or like kids in the back seat on vacation "Are we there yet ... (5 min later) are we there yet?)
It took almost a decade to get into this mess with all of the big corporate sludge and greed, it will take nearly that long, IF you can get HONEST people involved, to fix it!

It's not rocket science!

People act stupidly who are in Politics. What percentage of those who are currently elected are actually doing something constructive?

Then we have the Corporate Sponsored News Media that has to spend hours and hours and hours analyzing and comparing which person in office has been treated more harshly or who had more crap dumped on them.

All of these things, from the largest to the smallest, that represent divisions, bickering, fighting, blaming, name calling, this is fair, this is not fair, and on and on and on does NOTHING to further this country.

A single party would still have people voted in by the people. Not that it matters much for the President because it is the Electoral College that actually votes him in.

It's time to take the Football Mentality out of Politics. We have two teams, in our own playing field that are gladiators, fighting each other, over ever single aspect of life. It's a prideful ownership (who has bragging rights) problem. We need a single All Star Team that is dedicated to US and has our (the People's NOT Corporation's) best interest at heart. This All Star Team would then be on the playing field against the teams from other countries to make sure that we are not taken advantage of in the world.

All of you sitting back and DOING nothing about this need to get your ass up out of the sofa, start talking to friends, neighbors and work associates and get a grass roots effort underway to start a big change that will fix some of this shit!