Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Last Post

Don't know when I will be posting again, if ever.

America is not a great country anymore. We aee a third world country. Get used to it. We voted for change and we got Bush lite. Which is kind of ironic because he isn't lite. He's dark, but he's still Bush lite. No change in the war. In fact he is widening it, expanding it. No accountability for torture. In fact he's making every effort to hide it and hope it all goes down the memory hole.

We have one of the worst health care systems in the world and Obama and Congress are set to do all they can to make the insurance companies happy, while the rest of us were hoping for a good single-payer system.

Obama has bailed out the banks to the tune of billions and billions of dollars of our tax money. Meanwhile the banks are sitting on our cash and giving the middle finger to us taxpayers who need help with our mortgages and credit card debts. Unemployment is heading toward Great Depression levels.

The corporations have bought the Congress and there's not a damn thing we can do about it. The Democrats are a huge disappointment.

Manufacturing in this country is a thing of the past. ONe of our principal exports is jobs.

Union membership is at an all-time low and the the Employee Free Choice Act seems destined to fail.

We spend billions on a useless drug war.

We lock up far and away more people in our prisons than any other country. Cuba is way down at the bottom of the list. We're at the very top.

We have one of the worst education systems in the world. The Los Angeles Unified School District has a dropout rate of 50 percent. And other countries are outstripping our output of math and science college grads. By the way, college is getting too expensive. Middle class kids can't afford to go to college anymore.

What else can go wron?

Looks like not much can go right. Not in this country.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Whatever happened to the "...the land of the free and the home of the brave"?

We aint exactly free anymore because the government apparently can wiretap us whenever it wants. And we have a couple million people locked up here in the land of the free, more per capita than any other country. According to, we are way way ahead of any other country, 715 locked up per 100,000 people. Cuba, that dangerous Commie dictatorship, is way down at the bottom, at ZERO (believe it or not!) per 100,000 people. Land of the free? I think not.

And certainly not the home of the brave. Republican politicians for years have been orchestrating our fears and using fear to get themselves elected to Congress and the White House. And we have been buying it by the bushel load. Apparently we have been such scardy cats--manipulated by cynical or paranoid politicians--that we have allowed them to shred the Constitution and take us into two disastrous military adventures plus all the other illegal crap, including secret prisons and torture.

Home of the brave? I think the Founding Fathers would be ashamed of this country.