Friday, September 30, 2011

The Appeal from the Unappealing Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Nothing annoys me more severely than the catholic church.

My dead father-in-law received another letter, delivered to my address, explaining the archdiocese's position on clergy abuse, and how the Chapter 11 filing by the archdiocese will not affect parishes.

This letter went on to say:

"the archdiocese of Milwaukee has been and continues to be forthcoming with information about clergy sexual abuse and about perpetrators."  An outright lie.

"archdiocesan resources are quite limited...."  Outright bull$hit.

At any rate, the letter was meant to tell parishioners that money collected to do the good work of the church will not be used to settle lawsuits from victims of clergy abuse.  It was meant to reassure catholics that they should continue to give generously.

My deceased father-in-law was a true believer and a good catholic.  That was his prerogative. 

Mine is to dispute anything the catholic church has to say about their righteousness, their holiness, and their fiscal state.  There is too much blood on their hands, which is why they need all those fancy robes to hide them in.

I say the catholic church should give away their priceless art collection to the victims of clergy abuse.  Let these sinful masqueraders get down on their knees and pray for redemption of their heinous crimes.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Integrity-Laden Scott Walker

Anytime anyone (especially a politician) talks about being a person with integrity, I am immediately suspicious.  Integrity speaks for itself via action.  If a person needs to talk about their immense level of integrity, generally, there are no actions backing it up.

Scott Walker says he has nothing to worry about regarding a current John Doe investigation because he lives by high standards.  I beg to differ.  He might have obtained an Eagle Scout certification, but his thirst for power has clouded his judgment everyday he's been in office, anywhere.

Walker is attempting to cast doubt on news reports regarding the investigation being conducted by the Milwaukee county district attorney's office.  Well, that's a political move we would expect from someone who indeed might have something to hide. 

Personally, I am enjoying Scott Walker's descent into the spotlight of stinking politics.  It couldn't happen to a more deserving idiot.  After all, he seems to have paid off one of his top administrators with a high-paying state job, er, state job that he turned into a high paying political appointment.  Such integrity! 

All of this aside, Scott Walker is looking more like the persona he actually is (non grata) and less like a leader every hour he spends as Governor.  To all of you absolute morons who voted this yokel into office, how does it feel to be thought of as the most ignorant group of people in the United States?  Those of us who actually have integrity are appalled, but enjoying the show, nonetheless.  Walker will go down and the rest of us are all happy to see it happen.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Am I Worried?

Well, here I am in Milwaukee, where our neighbors just got burglarized for the second time this month.  Fortunately, the cops got the thieves riding our neighbor's stolen scooter while carrying a flat screen television.  Gees.  All the real estate ads call our neighborhood "desirable".  Of course, they don't specify for whom.

And here I am in Wisconsin, where crooked politicians run roughshod over ordinary people trying to live decent lives.  John Doe investigation or not, I'm stuck in the land of secret proceedings and under educated scoundrels brought to me by local elections.

As if that weren't enough, a bunch of missile launchers has gone missing in Libya, probably now in the hands of terrorists.  Funny, if the United States hadn't manufactured and shipped this stuff to Libya, maybe I wouldn't have to worry whether or not the airlines will put million dollar missile deflectors on each wide-body aircraft. 

I feel like I'm living in an insane asylum.  And I am worried.  I have grandchildren who will inherit this giant pile of dog $hit we call a country.   What can we do?  We had better start thinking about it.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Is Cullen Worried?

Not anymore.  He's been granted immunity for his testimony in the John Doe investigation into campaign, uh, dishonesty? irregularities? fraud?.... by his boss, Scott Walker.  No one knows, really, what it's all about.  Since a John Doe investigation is secret, I guess we'll all have to wait for indictments to come down before we know with any certainty just how rancid the Walker administration is.

I believe the target of the John Doe is none other than that slick talking, oil can Harry of an s.o.b. known as Scott Walker. 

Here I thought I was going to have to wait until 2012 for the recall of one of the worst politicians in United States history.  Perhaps not.

Oh sweet day! 

One thing is certain, Scott Walker appears to be breaking a bit of a sweat lately on camera.  And of course, there is no comment from either him or his political allies.  Lying and much more difficult these days for the Walker administration locally, and the GOP nationally.  Is the tide of political insanity finally turning? 

Can we take back all that has been taken from us by a bunch of stinking crooks?  Here's hoping.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Failure to Gauge How Outraged We Are!

I smiled and laughed to myself when I saw a blurb on the news this morning about republican law makers being angry and upset that some protesters follow them with cameras.  Poor Robin Voss got a beer poured over his head, and now he wants blood, er, justice.  Yes, Robin Voss!  That was a terrible waste of beer and an injustice to alcoholics everywhere.  I am in complete agreement.

What amazes me is that these people, who decimate the working class and the common rights of everyday folk, have failed to recognize just how pissed off the working class actually is.

My guess, (and of course, it all depends on the future politics of Wisconsin and the recall of Governor-Eject Scott Walker), is that these lawmakers who have toyed with the rights of all of us haven't got a clue just how bad things can get when people get trampled.  Especially American people.  After all, we are the most violent nation on the planet. 

So, the unfortunate beer spilling incident, as nasty as it looks right now, will appear quite benign at some point in the not so distant future.

Saddle, up pardners.......the wild west is coming back BIG TIME.  What else can we expect if these lawmakers want to take our nation 100 years into the past?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Is Eric Cantor a Rat-Swallowing Alien?

I received an e-mail from the League of Conservation Voters, informing me that they are fighting against an unprecedented assault on our nation's bedrock environmental laws.  Congressional lawmakers aligned with corporate special interest groups like the oil and coal industry are fighting tooth-and-nail to gut vital environmental safeguards.  Can you say WE Energy Whores?

Even though the U.S. House has already taken over 100 anti-environment votes this year, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently outlined a "jobs agenda" that takes aim at a dozen clean air protections, including stripping the Clean Air Act's ability to protect public health from toxic air pollution.  What's even more astounding is that Representative Cantor seems to think eliminating protections for public health and the environment is a silver bullet for job creation as seven of his top 10 legislative targets for repeal are clean air safeguards.

This leads me to believe that Erick Cantor is inhuman.  Perhaps all tea bags are inhuman, intent on destroying planet earth in some strange alien warfare that involves political override.  We need to rip their human suits off them.  So let's get a cam crew on Eric Cantor and follow him around.  I bet he swallows rats whole with a hinged like jaw, and scurries through D.C. alleyways looking for bugs and anything slimy to eat.  These predators seem to thrive on disgusting water, brown air and toxins.  If we clean up the planet, we'll rid ourselves of this extraterrestrial vermin. 

I've got a jobs agenda too.  All tea bags will be digging graves for the rest of us, whom they've killed, with their blind and utterly insane anti-planet policies.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Class Warfare?

OMG!!!!!   Paul Ryan (and we all know what a font of disintelligence spouts there)  has claimed that raising taxes and fairly taxing millionaires and billionaires is a form of class warfare. 

Education cuts, most notably on inner city schools and the poor children who attend.  Not class warfare?

Health Care only for those who can afford the premiums.  Not class warfare?

Dissolution of labor union contracts for public employees.  Not class warfare?

The list is endless.

I've basically had it with Republicans and their propagandized version of a working democracy, i.e., complete totalitarianism by the corporate giants who run this country.  The Nazi's also engaged in this type of propaganda behavior ...... calling the other side exactly what the Nazi's themselves were.  Gluttonous, hateful pigs who were going to destroy the country. 

Take back the country.  Take back the money the rich have stolen from you.  In fact, let's make it so f*cking difficult for the rich to live here that they'll all have to move.  Maybe then the United States of America can regain credibility as a nation.  Class warfare?  I think the Republicans had better take a long hard look at what that actually entails.  No one seems to learn anything from history, which is why it continually repeats itself. 


Friday, September 16, 2011

Is Cullen Weary?

FBI raids Cynthia Archer's Madison home.  Archer denies any wrongdoing.

Scott Walker's spokesman, Cullen Werwie said he has "no comment".  Second day in a row Cullen Werwie says he has "no comment".

The Governor has not made a comment.

Journalism 101.  When you are Scott Walker's spokesman, you ought to be able to come up with something better than "no comment".  Then again, this is Scott Walker we're talking about, so "no comment" is to err on the side of plausible communication.

Politics 101.  Stand by your political allies.

Being spokesman for Governor-Eject Scott Walker has to be an enormously difficult job......sort of like being the calorie counter/nutritionist for the fat lady at the circus.  You want to maintain the freakdom of your sideshow, but you don't want to put her into carbohydrate cardiac arrest.

By the by, Cynthia Archer is burning her banked sick leave, but she didn't look too sick on her impromptu television spots.  I guess she's sick at heart at being the scapegoat of Scott Walker's less than legitimate administration.  Can't say I blame her.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scott Walker's Hypocrisy

The FBI has raided the home of a former top Scott Walker administrator, who followed him to Madison into yet another high-paying state position (better still than the county position she held), removing computers and other materials.  The FBI is not commenting on what they're looking for.

Speculation is that Scott Walker and his top administrators spent an awful lot of Milwaukee County taxpayer dollars campaigning for his gubernatorial election when they should have been accomplishing Milwaukee County business.

Scott Walker has paid the law firm of Michael, Best & Friedrich around $60,000 thus far, defending himself against.....something? 

There is an ongoing John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County probing the possible misuse of time and money by Scott Walker and his right wing crusading hacks.  Since John Doe investigations are secret, again, I am speculating.

For a raging tea bag like Scott Walker, who blazed into the Milwaukee County Courthouse screaming about inefficiency and taxpayer waste, we are all in wonderment at his "above it all" attitude.  Scott Walker destroyed union bargaining in Milwaukee County during his tenure, giving nothing to workers who had not had a raise, some for upwards of eight years.  Mr. Walker than destroyed the security team at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, replacing them with private workers.  This action cost Milwaukee County hundreds of thousands of dollars when the courts decided Mr. Walker overstepped and the workers had to be reinstated, with back pay.  These are just a few examples of Mr. Walker's inability to lead.

In short, Mr. Walker now seems to have been caught in illegal campaign activities that will ultimately cost Milwaukee County taxpayers another outrageous fortune.  Mr. Walker, and all tea bags, seem to believe that they are above the law, and any means justify their personal ends.

This is proof positive that a person with a rabid and radical agenda just does not have the intelligence to govern.  I hope you're listening Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and Sarah Palin.  I guess I've always known that the tea bag movement would ultimately destroy itself by their sheer ignorance and audacity. 

Fellow Wisconsinites, our time will come to kick the giant a$$ of the hopeless moron who sits in the Capitol as our governor, right out of politics.  Get angry.  Get moving.  Get Walker.  Get Happy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

President Obama's Jobs Bill

The proposed jobs bill will provide many opportunities for America's struggling working class to get back to the dignity of having a job.

Of course, this will come an an indignity of paying fair taxes to corporate America (is there any other America), and the billionaires and republicans are screaming "NOOOOOO!!!!!  Get your socialist hands off my wallet."

Since we can't seem to beat these greedy corporate giants, America needs to tax them fairly.  Passage of this bill is extremely important to the economic health and future of America. 

Really, just how many shopping trips to Balenciaga does one corporate CEO need to make?  How about if we let seventy-five Americans go to K-Mart, instead.

Tax the Rich.  Feed the Poor.  This needs to be America's new motto.

Monday, September 12, 2011

AT&T & Me

Well, as my husband and I decided, one more problem with AT&T, and they were done in our household.  We had problems that extended for ten days, numerous technical calls and visits to our home from AT&T techies, and the problem continued.  I quit the system.  I guess I'm the winner.  Or am I? 

Winter is looming.  No cable t.v.  Can't stand Time Warner.  Can't stand AT&T.  I could get a satellite dish, but since they don't work well in bad weather, and Wisconsin is bad weather most of the time, what's the point?  So, books, movies, hobbies will have to occupy my attention, which is not at all a bad thing.  I'm creative.  I'll have more time to research things I want to blog about.

And speaking of research, we attempted to file a complaint with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission regarding AT&T's useless service to us.  After all, they were billing us for a service they repeatedly did not provide.

Guess what the Wisconsin Public Service Commission told us?  That in a bill signed by the Governor-Eject, Scott Walker, consumers have no recourse to file complaints against telecommunication companies.  The corporations can walk all over the consumer, and consumers have to take it.  No avenue for consumer protection.  No rights.

Boy, does this sound like a Governor-Eject Walker Plan or what? 

The United States of America, Inc. 

You can't even boycott these corporations because they ARE America.  Belize is looking better and better, and definitively, more of a solution for me.  If I'm going to continue to live in a third world country, it might as well have palm trees.

And I can't wait to see this lazy-eyed, joke of a political nimrod get his a$$ kicked out of Madison.  I see a bad moon rising.  It's a bird.  It's a plane.  It's Scott Walker's skinny, pimpled buttocks!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.  Islamic fundamentalists crashed four planes, killing thousands of people, and literally, bringing America to its knees.  A tragedy beyond description.

My heart does go out to anyone who lost a loved one on this dark day in history, and also to all Americans, who felt the enormous sense of disbelief and sorrow as we watched the world trade center crumble into history.

I have endured tragedy and loss, personally.  I know what it feels like.

I also know that being enmeshed in sorrow, grief and anger tends to cloud and distort reality. 

I revert to what I know to be true.  A nation engaged in humanitarian endeavors need never worry about such things as terrorist attacks.  America has ceased to be the "good guy" for decades. 

Let us remember those who died and honor them.  Their deaths were unnecessary, unimaginable and unfair.

But let us also remember that America engages in behaviors that cause other nations to hate us.  We, as an imperialistic nation, also played a role in the September 11th terrorist attack. 

The intergalactic constable claims we're all responsible.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tea Party Zombies Must Die - A New Videogame

The latest project by StarvingEyes Advergaming is a new video game giving players a chance to explore a post-apocalyptic Fox News studio and kill off zombies that resemble famous conservatives, including Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck.

Other characters in the first-person shooter include the "Generic Pissed Off Old White Guy Zombie", the "Pissed Off Stupid White Trash Redneck Birther Zombie" and the "Express Racist Views Anonymously On the Internet Modern Klan Zombie", who dons the remains of a KKK robe as he wanders around with a sign that describes President Obama as a Muslim.  In between levels, players are given tidbits of political facts, so the game is educational as well as entertainment.

Obviously, the game is causing quite a stir, especially in the conservative establishment. 

I think the fact that a game like this, although possibly in poor taste, is a statement about how seriously mainstream America is about depriving the conservative tea party movement of credibility.  And this is a good thing. The tea bags want to take this country backward.  Back to a time where the white/corporate establishment ruled and people had no rights at all, unless you consider the right to be subjected to all kinds of indignities a right.

Tea bags do remind me of mindless, flesh eating zombies.  The flesh they savor the most is the flesh of American workers.  Minimum wage earners are relatively safe. 

I don't advocate violence, but virtual violence against people who are puerile, disingenuous, and backward is just fine with me.  I'm buying this game.  It will be good for my liberal soul.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Corporate Fascism

I'm really disgusted with the corporatized America I live in.  Corporations run this country, and they are free to do whatever the hell they want, thanks to the likes of Ronald Reagan, George Bush and the GOP. 

Example:  Have had no cable t.v. for over a week.  AT&T schedules repair appointments for me, then doesn't show.  Have to navigate a byzantine automated phone system to reach them.  They lie to me repeatedly.  I actually have discovered that I don't really mind not having cable television, so in fact, their incompetence is my enlightenment.  I can get local and national news.  If I don't like what is showing on network t.v., I can read some books.  The latest scoop on this inconvenience is they are coming tomorrow to fix the problem.  Well, that's the fourth time this week. We'll see.  If the problem can be fixed, fine.  My bottom line, however, is the next problem I have with AT&T will be the last.  We have made a decision to live without cable.

I go to work today at a large retailer, who broadcasts over the store intercom that we all fell short in making enough money yesterday, and shame on us, we need to do better.  Excuse me?  The economy is in the tank, or haven't you fat asses heard that?  Guess not.  You're too busy counting your millions and wishing for more.  And by the by, why in the F*ck should I do better so this corporate greed machine can take it all and give me absolutely nothing in return.  Screw off.  That's my attitude toward my employer.  Don't like my attitude?  Fire me.  I'm actually looking for a good excuse to never give another cent to any corporation, from my VISA and MasterCard accounts to every little greedy hand that reaches my way to sell me some $hit service or junk item made in China piece of crap.  Know what?  I can live without it.  So can you.

The corporate fascists of America are holding this country and it's people hostage.  I'm ready to default and say, oops, I said I would pay the money back, but I lied.  Much like you lie to me.  F*ck you and if you don't like it, sue me.

But you'll have to find me first.  I can be very hard to find when I want to be.  We all can.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Walkers. A-List Wannabes

The Walkers are throwing a croquet tournament/mansion restoration fundraiser to collect private dollars for refurbishing a publicly-owned building.  I was surprised that the Walkers had ever heard of croquet.  I am even more surprised that they know how to play.  Oh.  That's an assumption on my part.  I will bet public funds that the Walkers are taking croquet lessons and that Scott is especially being reminded to look down and not trip over one of the hoops, thereby causing physical embarrassment to match his mental embarrassment.
Okay.  Fine.  Maybe the mansion does need restoration, although the main renovation it requires is someone new living there.

But when I read that Tonette Walker is asking attendees to donate a favorite purse filled with the donee's favorite things, to be auctioned off at the croquet party, I felt somewhat nauseous.  First of all, the few times Tonette Walker has appeared in public, she hasn't really carried a purse.  She does seem to me to be more of a fanny pack type of girl.  Or, more submissively, the type of girl who doesn't need a purse because her husband takes care of everything.

What would be inside these donated purses?

According to the first lady of Wisconsin, hers will contain a Bobbie Brown lipstick.  (Let's speculate on the shade ---- Cougar Coral) and a tube of hand cream.  Obvious joke not being inserted here.

What else?  A Weight Watchers point book?  A tea party publication on the role of a submissive wife?   A sudoku puzzle pamphlet?  A joint and some oxycodone?  Frankly, that's my guess.  How else could one stomach being in Scott Walker's personal life unless they were completely fogged?

At any rate, if the Walkers were being true to form, they would be hosting a wienie roast and playing the farmer in the dell.  But they do so want to be taken seriously, and thus, croquet and designer handbags. 

The cheese stands alone.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Back to Wisconsin --- Back to GOP Nonsense

It was nice to be in New York for a week.  Mayor Bloomberg successfully coordinated an effort to protect citizens from Hurricane Irene, erring on the side of caution by having people evacuate lower Manhattan and low-lying regions, closing mass transit, and generally, showing true leadership in a time of crisis.  That was so refreshing. 

Here's what I find when I return to this muddled up mess we call a state:

1.  Scott Walker's administration under investigation for campaign irregularities.  Although that's not much of a surprise, it still disgustingly falls into categories of GOP antic and Scott Walker "I'm above the law" mentality. 

2.  Justice Prosser, currently under investigation for putting State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a chokehold, has come up with an ally in falsehood in the equally integrity-challenged Mike Gableman, who now claims  Justice Bradley hit him in the back of the head.  He couldn't remember quite what year that was.  (No surprise here, since it never happened.)   Fortunately, no one witnessed this exchange.  Sounds as if the closed-door investigation is not going well for Justice Prosser.  The GOP and the conservative regime in Wisconsin will stop at nothing to protect one of their own.  Trouble is, "one of their own" increasingly means a lying, cheating, total waste of skin. 

Lies.  Altering facts.  Spinning a new reality out of the straw of political necessity.

These are your leaders, folks. 

Welcome to Wisconsin.

Wish I lived in Manhattan.