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How Did We Get to Where We Are Today?

I will keep this as short as possible. After all, I am not good enough to have an article the length of a columnist in a newspaper. I am only one of the “others” who writes letters to editors and restricted to a certain length. If more people would read newspapers and the columnists which ONCE were part of the newspapers, this nation might be doing better than it is. Only hope will tell.

The PBS documentary series about Pioneers of Television, like all other PBS documentaries, has been great. A learning tool to enhance the brain cells in our skull! Mom always said, use the brain God gave you. Or. Mind over matter is what Dr. Peale’s message about power of positive thinking was about, not about wishful thinking.

The Pioneers series is on every Monday night. Here in the Binghamton area, it is broadcast on WSKG. Oh, that’s right. Don’t talk about broadcast television because the captains of industry have defined streaming television as what the “in” crowd should like. I don’t follow the “in” crowd, so there. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Each week it is a different topic. The comedy. The drama. The variety show (now there is an antiquated thing) which we need today rather than the manure piled in our faces with violence, violence, and more violence. Guns and bombs, too. No wonder we have a violent society. Blame the guns, but ignore this prevalent manure in the faces of Americans. I don’t blame the guns, except the automatic weapons which should not be available. I blame the captains of industry over the media who find they can make more money from violence and lies on television. Is it that the ones watching are sickos or the ones at the top, with money, are sickos? You might guess my answer.

At any rate, my messages are long because, as with this last part, I diverged into the topic of variety shows on television. Sorry. My apologies.

What I have INTENDED to focus on is the episode in the Pioneers of Television series on evening soap operas. Those old enough to remember may recall the ones about the elitist fat pigs, or Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest (I loved Falcon Crest because it starred Ronald Reagan’s first wife, Jane Wyman; I loved watching her more than her one-time husband). Middle class (upper) was one titled Knot’s Landing. In these pioneers, I would take a nighttime soap opera out of Australia (ran from 2008-2013), Packed to the Rafters, because it demonstrates the TRUE struggles of the financially strapped Middle Class, not the upper Middle Class. It demonstrated the fighting which can occur within a family, but how ultimately a family CAN pull together. It represents a model of reality which DOES exist in some families. So this program is not an example of “pioneers” of evening soap opera, but mention it as a later edition of evening soap opera, after the 1980s and 1990s.

On this Pioneers documentary, Mary Martin’s son and star of Dallas, Larry Hagman, was interviewed (as were Patrick Duffy who played little brother, Bobby Ewing, and other members of the Dallas cast, during years long after their “pioneering effort”).

Hagman’s comments pretty much go along with the egomaniac character he portrayed, JR Ewing. He bragged that the series Dallas was more responsible for “tear down that wall, Mr. Gorbachev” than the credit given to Ronald Reagan for making that statement.

Perhaps Hagman is correct? Well, by saying this, he identifies one of the problems of America today. One-minded thinking, whether correct or not. Many examples of this exist today Hochul is terrible due to ONE THING. Yet, all the nasty crap Trump, Rick the Prick, McConnell, DeSatan, and others do and we look the other way. With Repugnicans, we look the other way. With Democrats, one-track minds zero in on ONE THING, ignoring all the good things. Hagman may be correct, but there are other examples which validate that wall falling, besides JR Ewing and Ronald Reagan.

1. The Coca-Cola company began to extend itself worldwide. It expanded its sales in communist Soviet Union. The common folk loved it and drank it up, while, according to Hagman, the wealthy at that time (and yes, in spite of claims that there are no classes in a communist system, that is liar, liar, pants on fire).

2. The Coca-Cola company put forth advertisements with the Hillside Singers about the world singing in harmony. If the Soviet common folk viewed the ads, it could have been more from Voice of America, not JR Ewing or Soviet television. Perhaps?

3. It was written that Soviet dictators like Breshnev, like JR Ewing, owned vacation homes. The common folk, or “comrades,” did not because they could not afford them. Do I believe that the common folk of Russia, today, own the same type of vacation home which dictator Putin likely owns? No. Has it improved since the days of JR Ewing? Maybe. But by how much?

4. There were secretive lousy wealthy ones from the Soviet Union infiltrating Western society, long before JR Ewing. So JR Ewing did not create them. They already existed. They were considered better than their “comrades.”

With these four examples (and there could be more), I have to conclude that it is possible Larry Hagman’s remarks are not quite accurate. That historical evidence over time can prove he was not accurate in his statement.

Interestingly enough, the documentary also mentions that brother Bobby Ewing was so popular on the series that when they tried to “kill him off,” fans around the world objected. So, they made the “death scene” a dream, at the beginning of the following series. The documentary goes on to say that Bobby Ewing was the alternative to the greed of JR Ewing. In fact, that Bobby Ewing proved that business could be run WITHOUT greed and selfishness. I was one of the fans of Bobby Ewing, plus his wife (played by Victoria Principal???). I also felt sorry for the way JR’s wife, Suellen was treated by the greedy bastard, JR.

If many fans around the world loved Bobby, the one who proved it does not take greed to run a business, then why do we have so much greed from money-worshipers today who are attempting to dictate our lives? If today’s world and the crumbling of the iron curtain was done because of a love of JR Ewing, who really were the ones who loved him and why do they have so much power, as does Putin and other former communists who run Russia today and work to destroy Ukraine? Greed. Selfishness. Egomaniacs. Sure. Likely modeled after JR Ewing.

But what about the fan base, primarily common folk, who loved Bobby Ewing? They don’t worship money and don’t have as much money, so they evidently don’t have the right to control the lives of the world with a Bobby Ewing attitude. Perhaps Larry Hagman’s statement is correct, but only in the sense that those like JR Ewing and their money worship are controlling society. The influence of Putin over America might be part of it. But what about the wealthy moles in the USA an Western civilization who are lethal to our Western society, out of love for and worship of money? What about the Russian Orthodox and other churches who put more emphasis on money and don’t help those in the world whom Jesus Christ wanted to help, but help the wealthy greedy selfish egomaniac money worshipers/lovers like Putin and others, such as Trump, DeSantis, Rick the Prick, the Bush family… other Repugnicans. They don’t give one damn about the human race, only about their definition of being human. Actually they don’t know what it means to be a civilized human being.

Once again. Perhaps Larry Hagman was somewhat correct in his statement on Pioneers of Television. But he does not have a comment which is the end-all.

Side note. Larry Hagman’s mom, Mary Martin, played the role of BOY, not a girl. Peter Pan. She also was the original Maria Von Trapp in the Broadway production of The Sound of Music. We know about Julie Andrews as Maria in the film version. And Julie Andrews also played a role in Victor/Victoria, too. Stuff that up your rear, DeSatan of Florida.

I am not backing down on pointing out the trash of egomaniacs like DeSatan of Florida. To Jebbie. I insist on standing my ground on this issue, except for one thing. I don’t carry a gun. You perverted ones who work to destroy America and its democracy and replace it with an authoritarian regime similar to the Hitler and Stalin regimes.

You bastard, Tucker Carlson, can invent all the crap you wish to invent about Pete Buttigieg, and then sit behind a smoke screen of hatred for gay folk and homosexuality. That way, you can validate what you say in the form of lies, with that smoke screen present. Also, I have evidence that same-sex couples do a great job of raising their adopted children and those children are NOT always gay. That is because God is the Creator, not humans. I can prove that, in many cases, gay couples do a better job in raising kids than many heterosexual couples, especially those who fear their child is gay and want to ban anything in the schools and in books which might help young kids come to grips with who they are. Fear drives these bastard heterosexuals. Or are some of them doing this because they are actually REPRESSED homosexuals? They are the worst ones. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ––

Healthcare for all Americans and it is NOT Called Socialism

Healthcare for all Americans is capitalism, not socialism. There are Repugnicans who are fixated on calling healthcare for all socialism and attacking Democrats for suggesting healthcare for all. They are so fixated on this belief, I had one tell me, “if I don’t like healthcare and big pharma, then leave this nation.” Telling ME, an American PATRIOT whose ancestors go back before many of those who come from immigrant families of the 19th and 20th Century? Ancestors who helped build this nation with INFRASTRUCTURE projects which helped stimulate the economy (as President Biden’s infrastructure proposals are doing right now!).

Let me set the record straight about this notion that healthcare for all is socialism.

I grew up in the rural town where I am now living. Growing up, we had three country doctors here. Two lived within walking distance of my home in the more densely populated village. One of them was always in a wheelchair, sitting in a wheelchair in his private practice office he ran from his home.

We had an ambulance service in this rural area, consisting of VOLUNTEERS, which could arrive within a matter of a few minutes. Today in this rural area, with PRIVATIZED healthcare, it can take up to 45 minutes to an hour to get an ambulance to a residence. Someone could die in that length of time.

In this town, we once had Wither’s Drug Store. I was a classmate of the pharmacist’s son. One day, he closed the doors and moved out, leaving the town without a pharmacist. My doctor in the wheelchair (was the wheelchair due to polio? I have no idea). would dispense meds from his office. No need for a pharmacy, I suppose. But people in the community came together and did something. They found a pharmacist who wished to open a business in town. So, he built a new building next to the Hollenbecks Grocery store, which had recently built in that section of the town. Valley Pharmacy was born with Don Jordan as the pharmacist. Today, that building is one used by Walgreens for their chain store pharmacy.

One by one, the country doctors died off. Naturally. Two things which we can be sure of. Death and taxes. Even Jesus Christ advised us to render the government its due.

Today, the memories of those doctors are honored in the historical society museum here, as well as streets and roads named after the three doctors.

These are the good old days, don’t you know? We might rarely have access to a doctor in town. But at least it is better than the days following the death of the last doctor when this town, in the 1970s or so, went with no doctor at all in town.

Why did this happen as it did during that era? If we take a historical look at these events and lack of a doctor, we see the coming of doctor love of money over patient. Doctors wanted to be specialists and be located in the cities, not in the rural areas.

What people don’t understand is, during the Nixon years (1968-1974), this nation was subjected to “healthcare for all.” Specialist doctors not giving a damn about people, but about money. Plus. Nixon creating a centralized insurance underwriter for healthcare. Centralized. Government involved, but thinking it is so good because it is “private.” OOOOh so GOOOOD!

People have written about this and there is facts and evidence to support what I say.

Health insurance and specialist MDs have grown exponentially over the years. The old doctor – patient relationship like country doctors or urban doctors who made house calls, has faded away, in the name of materialism and a love of money over human beings. I observed it happening, so this is an observation, not a complaint. I don’t complain but make observations, with the HOPE that people will pick up on the observations and learn from them, ultimately helping to fix the problems. Excuse me for living if you don’t like my observations.

Why was that socialism negating capitalism? Because TRUE capitalism as defined with moral sentiment by Adam Smith is not a central based oligarchy based on the evil love of money.

To the GODDAMN Repugnicans who took over the House, your fixation that healthcare for all is socialism is a figment of the imagination some wealthy idiots have created in your mind. You have a right to your opinion, but you DON’T have the right to declare you have a mandate so you ignore any sense of reasoning and learning which might actually include ideas from the other side.

Medicare was designed as a means for investing long-term (capitalism) in PREMIUMS not taxes. LONG TERM. INVESTMENT. And this means RETURN ON INVESTMENT. The IRS is allowed to have a ROI in the form of interest, should an American default on taxes. But Americans are not allowed to have a ROI from long-term CAPITALIST investment in PREMIUMS for healthcare into a lower risk POOL of money in America. What is good for the goose is good for the gander and vice versa, especially when considering true capitalism with its BALANCE between SUPPLY AND DEMAND, not tilted only to the supply side which then has fat pigs to line th e pockets of Repugnicans to bolster the power of the fat pig oligarchy only. Bolster the power of the 1% in America while the 98% can eat manure.

Under Bush, Medicare privatization was given a boost and Medicare became even worse. Yes. Under Bush, the “government was the problem.” Spoken like a Hitler type thinking only money makes the world go ’round, Shrub told us, “what’s good for [centralized oligarchic supply side] business, is good for America. That was like saying, “what is good for the Kremlin’s politburo is good for Russia.”

How many years have I invested in Medicare PREMIUMS? Let me count the days. Gee. I began to work full time in 1977. That would be an estimate of almost 50 years. But add to that my part-time work for my father who paid me while putting money into Medicare, too. Yes, my father did believe in this nation, as a REPUBLICAN, too! Small business person paying taxes. Rendering unto Caesar his due. But then, I have said that Medicare is not a TAX but an insurance premium.

America has also abandoned the idea, as pushed by Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner, Erasmus Wright in the 19th Century, to pay a dividend or interest on insurance. Big insurance now has been allowed any way possible to skirt around paying dividends of money INVESTED by consumers in the insurance. If that is not socialism or communism, I don’t know what is. For it is large centrally controlled companies, as it is like in a communist state or nationalized industries in socialist states, The difference is that it is private business being the bull manure artists like those in a dictatorial communist or socialist GOVERNMENT. You can complain about taxes in a socialist democracy But with these examples, they also do business as capitalist nations with Volvo, Gevalia, and other companies.

So what does the tax rate have to do with whether a socialist democracy, in and of itself, is a good or bad thing? That is one example. I can name other examples which are not the same. So to hell with cherry-picking what one wishes to use to validate their stupidity about all the facts.

Fact. Over the years, driven by saboteurs of Medicare and Social Security, have stolen the money we Americans invested and tried to work every way possible that the wealthy pay as little into these funds as possible. They have validated their thievery with the notion our PREMIUMS are taxes.

For our Social Security, we have a FICA deduction from paychecks. FICA is an acronym (but try to find the words behind the ACRONYM by using a Google search engine; eventually it is found, but it takes forever to find it when it should be easier to find; even using advanced search options to include ONLY the words we want in the search does nothing). FICA. Federal Insurance Contributions Act. No where is the word, “tax” in the words which give us FICA. Do stupid lainbrained Repugnicans tell the American people this? No. They pretend it is a tax from which the wealthy can destroy the funds in it by stealing. The old fashioned way to make money was once “to earn it,” not to take it. Even in America there was once a hard work ethic so as to EARN money, not steal it like bank robbers similar to Rick the Prick, Donnie the nutso, and others.

Medicare (and FICA Social Security) are low-risk POOLED funds for the long term use for healthcare over age 65 (Medicare) and Social Security retirement. Period. No dipping into those funds. Put Congress on these programs and then watch how quickly changes for the better will be made. They have their own lucrative programs, so why should they care about the American people, as they can also maintain their seat in Congress from the money they get from big corporate PACs. I am speaking primarily about the money Repugnicans get. There are Democrats who try to win election WITHOUT corporate PAC money. God bless them for their efforts.

The inventor of 401(K)s, in a documentary and interview of their executives, admitted that 401(K)s and 403(B)s were not meant to replace pension plans. So why do such executives allow them to be used this way? Answer. For their own piggish benefit only.

We could have healthcare for all in the form of one pooled insurance premium for all and destroy the insurance underwriting system invented by Nixon and his goons who also thought thievery in the Watergate Hotel was justifiable. Tell a lie enough times and it becomes the truth. Such a pooled resource needs to pay dividends over the long term. It needs to be managed by intelligent folk who are not bent on sabotage and destruction, as directed by Repugnicans. The use of actuary tables, invented by the first insurance commissioner in 19th Century Massachusetts, Erasmus Wright, could maintain such a system.

Such a system is already privatized (big insurance underwriter created by Nixon and goons). Add to that the Rick the Prick destruction of public health so HE could make all the money, and one can observe how specialists are much more prevalent with this system and the young ones predominate with a love of money, not patient. So then we call in the lawyers to defend the “victims” but also to defend this lousy privatized healthcare system.

And these folk also work to make public education look bad by defunding it, so they can come in as “white knights” with their privatized education system.

All in all, privatized healthcare and education cost people far more than by utilizing, efficiently and wisely, pooled money from the public.

The Repugnicans follow the practice of seeking power with lies and love of money, with bigotry and hatefulness of portions of the population. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Castro, Mao Tse-tung, Tojo, Putin, the contemporary Hungarian butte head, and others are examples of power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Why do we human beings have to constantly fight these people so they don’t control our lives, while putting up a smoke screen with a smile that they support freedom and liberty. They do not support freedom and liberty, except freedom and liberty which benefits only those people and their cronies. Live long and prosper by seeking opportunities (such as what I propose here), not handouts.
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Thank you, Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi was correct in her statements about Google monopoly. Any company like Google which makes the consumers on the demand side of the market feel helpless by changing settings without the permission of the person who owns the computer is in violation of that person’s right to run the computer as the person sees fit to do. What is worse is the way the installation of an app on a person’s computer is hidden so one cannot remove such a Google app. Go to uninstall and try to do an uninstall of Google Drive. What is the message? “Program is still active so cannot be uninstalled.” ACTIVE? WHERE? Try to find where it is active. All designed to confuse the consumer in the same way as Trump snippets and other crap from Repugnican hateful liars, slanderers, or those who use baseball bats against human beings, like the Mafia, in order to scare people into submission. If one is not a wimp, as are some in the Democratic and Republican Parties (remain nameless), then you are safe. Otherwise they fear those who stand up for what is right, like Nancy Pelosi, and dredge up lies and baseball bats to try to win – as with Machiavellian theory – the ends justifies the means. That means, it matters not how vicious, vengeful, and barbaric Repugnicans can be, the end justifies the means.

I am a Lincoln Republican who got sick of the Repugnican Party of Florida. I am a proud Yankee who is sick and tired of Repugnicans and their lies, slander and libel which is used with snippets on Facebook or Twitter to attack those who take a stand for the people. I take a stand for WE THE PEOPLE. I believe in what Thomas Jefferson wrote, “all men are created equal.” Except I put that in the context of the 21st Century and say, “all human beings are created equal.” Thomas Jefferson got a fight in the 18th Century in trying to put it that way. Where did the trouble derive? From Dixie states of Georgia and the Carolinas where the white male bastards were fearful of what it meant to be equal to others. Sad to say. But by building up Dixie over the past 50 to 60 years, America is heading back in the same direction of what Thomas Jefferson faced in the 18th Century.

Repeat. I am in favor of WE THE PEOPLE, the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. I am in favor of the statement, “all human beings are created equal.” And to take it one step further and be real blunt. If an older woman is raped (see Stanley Kubrik’s A Clockwork Orange) and ends up pregnant, the life of the fetus is NOT MORE IMPORTANT than the life of an older woman. Medical science can prove the risks to an older woman’s LIFE due to a pregnancy at an older age. This example points out a life and death circumstance for older women.

But it applies to any woman because their life CAN be threatened, especially under any circumstances.

In my mind, there is a fine line when considering no threat to the woman and no rape. In this case, there are more PROACTIVE choices for contraception and abortion becomes a reactionary choice.

An interesting point. The ones who support reproductive rights are considered liberal or progressive (socially progressive as we were called when I was a Republican). That is also referred to as being proactive or, as taught in the Boy Scouts, “be prepared.” Abortion as a contraceptive choice is reactionary, not progressive and proactive. Who are the ones opposed to abortion? Those who love being reactionary. Abortion as a contraception choice is reactionary, not proactive. No consistency which can create something called, “common sense.”

Makes me wonder whether it is the reactionary ones, opposed to abortions, who are secretly obtaining abortions. Possibility because I recall Roman Catholics who claimed to oppose contraception but used them anyway. We were told to keep that information”a secret.” “Keep it a secret when some Roman Catholic guy had a vasectomy.”

Jesus Christ called such people hypocrites. So, we have five Roman Catholics on the SCOTUS. I can stereotype them as all being hypocrites. Should I? Most were placed there by Repugnicans, with the help of big business PACs who put money before the interests of the people of America. We the people, in order to form a more perfect union… All human beings are created equal.

And the love of money is evil and usually behind the promotion of waging war. Putin, an atheist, uses the Russian Orthodox Church to promote his war. Cannot criticize the Russians without pointing out how much Repugnicans in America use Christian churches to promote war among our own people. Or. To point out how Texas oil men used money as the basis for sending Americans to Vietnam in the 1960s.

We the people and we are all created equal. The foundation of America. Go ahead. Hate what I say. Or perhaps hate ME because I say it. If it bothers you when I say this, perhaps it is because you just want to have fun in life and what I say might interrupt your fun? Your life of putting a foto of the food you ate last night on Facebook. Just what we love to see, right? But hey, it’s fun!

And when such hate permeates America to such a large degree, what will America get? Something better? ‘Splain it to me, please.

Thank you, Nancy Pelosi, for your service to we the people, all created equal as children of God. Thank you, Nancy Pelosi for not being a Democratic Party wimp who turns over and plays “dead.” Sorry there are so many Repugnicans in America who are afraid of people who promote “we the people” and that all human beings are created equal, the foundation of America. My ancestors who were wealthy in America and helped build this nation (not avoid paying taxes), lived and died for this nation, would be pleased.

Rural Right Wing?

Dear Editors:

While your assessment of a movement by rural folks to the right wing is a good assessment, I have to ask what people are going to do to stop this?Just sit by and let it fly?

People in Tioga County have been controlled by the Republican Party.  They complain and try to put the blame on Democrats.  Why?

One person thought he was being really smooth by calling Democrats “dumocrats.” 

Yet, if one asks people why the blame on Democrats, there is no real reason and one finds out people are finding a strong and pervasive groupthink.  A groupthink which needs to be stopped.

When pessimism strikes about this area being impoverished, I have to ask why? After all, the responsibility lies with the local Republican Party and only fools would reach out to blame others in Albany.  Let me tell you about the complaints many of us had in a Democrat-majority county in Florida about the Republicans in Tallahassee which have controlled that state with one party, like a communist state, for 20 years or more.  Was that all this Republican-turned-Democrat did but to only do the blame game on the Repugnicans in Tallahassee?  No.  We came together at the local level to do what was needed to be done to solve our problems. 

Ask someone why they don’t like Nancy Pelosi and they usually don’t have an answer because they are like a bunch of lemmings being led off a cliff. 

To continue to vote for Republicans and not be able to differentiate right from wrong is horrific.  Slander by Molinaro as he tried to use scare tactics to get people to vote against Josh Riley or else be so scared they don’t go in and vote at all.  I observed that same thing happening in Florida, over and over and over again. 

When people complain and then go and vote Republican, they are mentally ill.  For they don’t get it.  They don’t realize that to do the same thing over and over and over again, expecting different results, is a mental illness. 

For me, I judge the candidates according to telling the truth and not just slandering opponents.  I see this more in the Democratic Party.  In fact, Josh Riley’s commercials merely told of his accomplishments.  Molinaro refused to debate issues with Riley and put commercials forth with slandering of Riley.  But when I see what is being put forth by a lousy leadership in the Republican Party, I cringe and look for something better.  That ain’t the Republican Party with fools who are mentally ill voting for the same thing over and over again.

I was once a Republican.  My family line was Republican, back to the years following the Civil War.  But in Florida, I had the rug pulled out from beneath me, several times, by greedy, snotty, vicious Republicans.  Note I call them Repugnicans.  It was the Democrats who helped give me opportunities to move on.  So when people stupidly put down Pelosi or call Democrats, “dumocrats,” I am insulted.  Why?  Because I have an appreciation for those who helped provide opportunities, not handouts, for me.  In the cases when the rug was pulled out from beneath me, I often thought about how, when times are tough, the tough get going. 

I see too many people in rural America who have no idea as to how to meet the challenges when the rugs get pulled out from beneath them. They don’t know how to be tough  and get going in order to solve our problems by considering the best proven practices. And being tough does not mean a proclamation of being “god” and using a gun or violence.  They just sit with a mindset for “that was how we always have done it.” 

That mindset does not work, so get tough and find something else.  Being reactionaries means just let the chips fall where they may, rather than being proactive for the future. 

Examples of local people who were more proactive are two very fine gentlemen:  George F. Johnson and Thomas J. Watson. These two plus many others, too.

A white racist bigot said to me, in opposition to what I write to light fires to get people moving to move forward, said to me:  “get a grip.”  I have a “grip.” That “grip” is on standing firm in my humanity convictions (i.e., human justice, human equality, human communities, etc.) and finding the best practices, not ideology, to solve our problems.    

My writing is more important than a letter to the editor and restricted to a certain length.  My writing falls in the op-ed or commentary “My Turn” category.  My writings have been curtailed since Trump took over the Republican – no REPUGNICAN – Party.  An example of fascism in America for which voters should be turning away from such turmoil and differentiate right from wrong.

Economy, Inflation, Gasoline, Oh MY!

Washington Week, Oct. 21, 2022

My factual commentary, not an opinion editorial (op-ed).

First of all, this is no way for contacting you – by form. I despise it. Same thing with social media. It’s all about the opinions in short messages. I object. A person whose funeral was celebrated in the past two weeks, reminded us by way of her eulogy, that using technology and phones was so un-human when considering we no longer talk face-to-face. Thumbs thumbs thumbs and not speaking with one another.

Now I have that out of the way, the reason for me contacting you.

On your program last night (Fri., Oct. 21), your analysts proved once again how media concentrates on analyzing opinions, not providing the facts. As on a one-time television program, the police detective said, “just the facts, ma’am, just the fax.” The character of Perry Mason said, “I am not interested in your opinion, only the evidence.” You use opinions as evidence far too much. Those two television series were models for the American public in the 1950s and 1960s, as reading by Americans declined (according to George Will).

Recently, a wonderful actress named Angela Lansbury died. In her series after the time period I describe above, she would often say, “I have a theory, but I need the evidence.”

I ask you wonderful media people, with due respect, why do you constantly analyze the opinions of people and never look for evidence to support such people. Where did the opinions of voters, brought forward last night, derive? From surveys? From just a few voters? Where did those opinions about issues derive?

Recently, in waiting for my car in a detailing shop, I waited some two hours in a bar. I was not drinking, but just needed to get a soda and burger to eat and the establishment was the closest for walking. Just to clarify because I rarely visit bars.

Perhaps I should visit bars more often. Because what I heard spoken by the people (mostly men, but a woman, too) was this. How lousy healthcare in America was, particularly focused on one PRIVATE local healthcare unit. I never heard one thing about the “bail issue in NY.” That “bail issue” lying commercial was prevalent – from the Republicans. Lies in the commercials. Not one word was spoken about any of the other issues for which Republicans in New York are lying so as to gain votes. Hitler’s Goebbels: “tell a lie so many times that it becomes fact.”

Never once do I ever hear the media of any kind speak about what is happening with regard to lies. Just presentation of analysis of the various opinions, even some voters. Just the facts, ma’am. Just the TRUTH, ma’am. And in the process, your remarks do nothing but scare voters away from the polls.

Last night, you had a clip of the debated between Stacey Abrams and Kemp of Georgia. Kemp was quoted as saying (paraphrased) that he made the voting registration process in Georgia an online system easier to use. Beg your pardon? You broadcast that piece of information and later last night, I get a call from a person who recently moved from Florida to Georgia. He described the voter registration, online, as being a nightmare, so he did not do it. There goes one vote from Abrams, whom he likes a great deal.

My bet is that it is now too late for this person to register for the upcoming election in which he favors Stacey Abrams. Every vote counts. So, I suggested he vote absentee in Florida since his address is still in Florida and he would vote for Charlie Crist rather than Ron DeSantis. Every vote counts.

Instead, this person reminded me of what it was like to vote absentee in Florida. He lived at a residence far from where he was attending college. It was a nightmare. I recall when I turned 18 in upstate NY, living at college but my primary residence being my home some four hours from college, doing absentee ballots then and finding it to be far less complex than what Florida made it, for the sake of the Republicans. More Democrats in the state of Florida, yet somehow the Republicans win and have a one-party state there.

Where is the historical evidence when discussing inflation and gas prices? There were many times of inflation in my life. We never pointed at the government.

Gas prices today are equal to about what they where 50 years ago (1973) during the time of the oil embargo. Historical economics evidence speaks mountains. First of all, if people would read newspapers, an op-ed columnist wrote about how, on the basis of inflation over the LONG TERM, the prices of gasoline today are lower than in the early 1950s when there was a gas increase and LOWER THAN the prices during the oil embargo, WHEN ADJUSTED FOR LONG-TERM INFLATION. Look at the salaries of the big oil conglomerate oligarchs today, compared to those earlier years? Did you do that? No. I know that oligarchic salaries since the 1970s have increased 1000% or more today. Even the salaries of workers paying for the gasoline are higher and give them a higher earnings level than those during the oil embargo (but not as much as 1000%).

The SAME PEOPLE who gave us the oil embargo are the problem today. Trump and big oil of Texas LOVE the Saudis. Trump and big oil LOVE Putin and the Russians. Putin is a by-product of those years during the oil embargo.

Did this historical evidence ever get revealed last night? Not once did I hear such examples. Instead, we heard the presentation of opinions on the side of “what the voters are saying.” Does it ever behoove media to present historical evidence which might show these voters being mesmerized by the very people who are the cause of the problem – Trump and his cronies, big oil, and the remnants of OPEC? What is presented is stupid people too easily mesmerized by lies who are snotty brats moaning and groaning like a bunch of spoiled brats.

I say this because in the years of the oil embargo and high gasoline, we came together more often to do something. We did NOT point fingers at a president or the government, due to the oil problem. We did not look at handouts from a government. How many times did I take my 4-hour trip to college in the cars of other parents other than my own? Car pooling on our own, not done by a government. How many times, when I purchased my OWN car, did I share rides with other college students (four of us to be exact) on the 4-hour drive to college and back? I saved those parents the gas money for each of four potential car loads of students. My parents never paid me for the gas. I would sometimes receive some cash from some of the riders, but I never insisted on it.

There were others who did the same thing. Voluntary car pooling. No one FORCED us to do it. Some did the car pooling from Long Island to the college, typically a six to eight hour trip. Some rode the bus.

We used different modes of transportation Only after a few years did some local governments set up car pooling options for the residents. AFTER the years we car pooled. Had electric or hybrid cars been available, we would have rejoiced. Big oil is trying to sabotage that and captures the stupid imaginations of too many stupid people.

The other thing about last night’s broadcast. Never mentioning the accomplishments of President Biden and the Democrats, except to brush them off with no analysis of WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. Unemployment is down and has been reduced since President Biden took office. That should shoot holes into the lies of Oz in Pennsylvania, based on big oil, when discussing a Keystone project. “Loss of jobs.” OH? And what about the increase in jobs in the economy which has caused a lowering of unemployment? In other words, it’s lousy to lower unemployment but boy is it lousy that there is a lack of jobs due to – Keystone – offshore drilling in Florida, etc., etc. etc.

And then to hear some dwell on the reason to be against electric vehicles is the unfunded mandates for putting such vehicles in public transit. I have seen Republicans do unfunded mandates MANY, MANY, MANY times – to the detriment of public education. Don’t notice these people who are whiners complaining about those unfunded mandates which cause the taxes for public education to increase.

As for inflation, those of us who lived through inflationary periods have a great deal to teach, but are being shut down by the listeners of false information – from Fox News. how many times have I tried to take the opportunity to TEACH (my career was teaching) and other on the “red” side of the coin simply talk over me and not allow me to say one thing? My only way to say anything is writing, as in this example. But the media makes it more difficult to get published, with short snippy little tweets full of emotions and opinions, not the facts.

And who reads newspapers, right? Those of us who don’t like what I describe here which happened in last night’s Washington Week. The rest of the snotty young spoiled brats don’t read newspapers. Yet, in the newspapers of LOCAL INFORMATION and so forth, we have read information explaining how to overcome inflation. Instead, the Republican jerks of America rely on the fact that people don’t read such information and wisdom of age and inspire these brats against the government of Joe Biden and the Democrats. People who are NOT PERFECT, but have a record of doing some good things to counter what has been happening. The good things apparently are being BURIED by the strategies of lies and emotions emanating from a Republican Party leadership. Thus, these bastards LOVE it that we don’t come together as a nation and figure out how we can all deal with the inflation. They just expect someone to fix it.

When I was recently in a grocery store and looking for short ribs for a recipe I came across, the prices of short ribs exceeded $10 per pound. WOW! I was not going to pay that price. Sometimes, due to the cost, the stores just did not stock that meat.

When speaking with a human being called a butcher (at the store), it was suggested to me there is a less expensive cut of beef I could consider using to replace the short ribs. It was still on the expensive side, but it was worth considering. My thanks to human beings like that on the supply side who can help those of us on the demand side of a capitalist market, during these days of turmoil.

Yes, these examples are from the Middle Class. Yes, there is some suffering in the Middle Class. But so far, it has been Republicans who have worked to decrease the opportunities for people to live in the Middle Class, hoping to have “trickle-down economics” to all who become slaves and more impoverished. It has already been happening. Jack Walsh of GE, an anti-LGBTQ bigot, destroying the pensions of employees, leaving them with higher risk individual retirement accounts, while he and others have been corrupt and unethical in taking all the money for their bonuses and the 1000% increase they have gained since the 1970s. Many other CEOs, in particular big oil and the Koch brothers, have worked for the same results. Hording money at the top and denying it, but in a trickle, to the bottom, while private business and privatization have increased the costs for us in the Middle Class.

Did your media folks even delve into this issue? Not. Once again. Analyzing opinions only.

Mortgage rates. 3% in the 1950s when our parents purchased homes. 12% and 13% when we attempted to purchase a home in the 1980s. This was done under the REPUBLICANS who had PROMISED to reduce the interest rates. In 1982, under Reagan, 12%. In 1988 under George H.W. Bush, about 10 or 11% – still double figures.

Promises, promises, promises so as to only blame Democrats and unseat Democrats by not fulfilling the promises they likely COULD NOT fulfill. Those Republicans only delivered for FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS, not those who had already owned a home. Historical evidence, once again. Those of us who had already purchased homes at the high rates did not see relief into the single digits until Democrat, Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, Reagan and the Republicans had won over the YOUNGER Baby Boomers who were the first-time home buyers. It was such people and younger who are the mean-spirited and vicious ones defending Republicans today, with their bratty spoiled attitudes, especially when things don’t go their way. They own huge acreage and more than what i can afford on a teacher’s salary and still wish to ask for more. Just like Ebeneezer Scrooge and the LOVE OF MONEY and MATERIALISM, before human beings.

Today, the fault with high housing prices and a possible head to high interest rates has been caused by Republican bank buddies, flipping of homes and corruption in selling new homes in new developments (particularly in Florida, as written by investigative LOCAL NEWS reporters, backed by librarians doing research, in the early 2000s). All of this opened the doors for corporate slum lords to move in to purchase homes and FORCE the people of Florida to rent rather than the “American dream” of house ownership for the LONG TERM. (And Suze Oman validates this with “the new American dream,” so as to make young folk feel better about all of this, rather than rid us of the thieves of business who are doing this – robber barons. What a joke).

And then there is the complaint by some regarding how President Biden is following precedence with the Chinese and taxes. Such spoiled brats are irritating and obnoxious because they ignore the ideas of the use of infrastructure development to light a fire under development of the U.S. semi-conductor industry. Why would he do such a thing? Because the semi-conductor industry is based in Taiwan, China realizes this, and intends to take over the nation. You think the tax situation with China is bad? Think about what would happen should all semi-conductors be made by THE COMMUNIST CHINESE. Better yet, think about coming to the defense of Taiwan and what that would entail. Give up our rights in America for the sake of averting war? Go to hell.

Again. Why did your media folk not go into what I have mentioned? Why do you not interject the facts and just concentrate on analyzing opinions? WHY? Unless this is changed, it will be the downfall of American democracy. Makes me wonder who is TRULY paying for the media in America today.

“Purple mountain majesty…” America the Beautiful. It does not read, “red mountain majesty…” It does not read, “blue mountain majesty…” It reads PURPLE, a combination of red and blue. How appropriate. How interesting that this portrays a beautiful America, a nation which SHOULD be working together for the betterment of this beautiful land, not scoffing and scarring those who are trying to do so. Working against one another, rather than blasting one another with guns, ammunition and “the bombs bursting in air…”

It is said that the most popular song played by the U.S. Marine Corps band is NOT the “Star Spangled Banner,” but “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Not “stars and bars,” which is the symbol of a certain battle flag. I suppose we can see that the later one is a verse with words that rhyme. Rhyme has nothing to do with the words we use, in this case, because the only rhyme or harmony, in this example, is inclusive only to white supremacists.

Let us work together for beating inflation and gasoline prices, not argue for one side or the other. Such ways are an abomination against democracy, supported by Satan and the Evil Spirit.

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Fascist Big Oil & Bigots Need to Leave this Nation so we can Coexist in a Democracy with True Capitalist Competition with Supply & Demand, Investments & ROI

Fascist big oil working to mesmerize people about how their answer is the only answer – only one way. Monopoly. Perhaps wanting to take money away from investors who believe in a progressive future and are not liberal, but are being smeared. These ones are fearful cowards who are not able to compete. Talking and talking and talking face to face and never willing to listen. This has been my experience with the fascists around me. I am sick of this and think these people need to go hide in a hole somewhere. Fascist big oil is scared. They don’t like oil companies which are investing in the future with research and development to make alternative fuels possible. And jobs are the only thing, from Keystone to polluting oil companies who don’t give a damn about the environment with more and more oil drilling. Talk jobs. What about the American way of building a better mousetrap? What about investing in and incubating entrepreneurs who can build for the future? Instead, these fascists block anything that goes against oil, the slick pollution which has given us climate change and global warming, from the time the Amazon forests were cut down and took oxygen out and all the other things. Progressive, not liberal. Where is the trust buster when we need him? Where is the Progressives of the Progressive Bull Moose Party – Teddy Roosevelt. Rare to find such people in the Republican Party, but primarily in the Democratic Party. Only fascist cowards and bigots would put forth the corrupt practices so as to push their agenda. πŸ˜€ πŸ§πŸ€“πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž

A FASCIST Idea From Lovers of Hitler and Mussolini: America, Love it or Leave It

This is how bad search engines have become, whether Google or DuckDuckGo. There was a time when I was able to find information about how to write a formula in Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice Calc. The formulas were to calculate the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Wed of each month, projecting the dates into the future because the Wednesdays are important for my finances. I saved the formulas. For most of the formulas, they still work. All of a sudden, I experience a NAME? error in the formula to calculate the 1st Monday. I have changed nothing in the names in this particular formula nor for any of the others. The others work as usual. This one gives an error when I changed nothing in the spreadsheet which contains these formulas. This is a common thing. Having settings changed on us on computers, laptops, or smart phones when we did not do the change and have no idea as to find the setting or the change and have to spend hours trying to find out and no one in the tech industry gives one damn about helping their fellow human beings. Me, me, me first and being consumed only with me and not giving one damn about others. You don’t believe me? Walk in my shoes to see for yourself.

So. I search for the help aids I once had to write the formulas. Whether I use Google or DuckDuckGo, and search with word such as “calculate” (which is what I used in years past), I get, “how to find…” I don’t want how to find, so I use what once existed in search engines to eliminate “find” from search. It was the word NOT preceding, in this case, find or the “-” sign to indicate NOT. In other words, -FIND. These search mechanisms once worked. I know. I used them for many years after retrieving instructions provided by Google in those years. Today I can add NOT find about a dozen times in the search and the first result, whether with NOT or without NOT, the first result is FIND.

People. I spend hours and hours trying to find the answers, something I once DID NOT do in spending the time. Yet, when I explain this to others in this GODDAMN me-first society of Ebeneezer Scrooges, I get this… for example, excess spam in Google email or other gmail functions I know about…… TRY THIS, as if I am some kind of idiot and don’t know enough to TRY THIS… I did. Over and over again, plus many other ways to attempt to solve the problem. None work. So don’t treat me like I am an idiot who does not know what I am doing when my statements are to find a team of people in this nation who are interested in solving the problem for more than just “me, me, me first.” If I solve a problem, I share it with others and it is NOT just for myself.

Another example. Walgreens has bought up many rural drug stores which were once serving their communities with pharmacists who were local, owned their own pharmacy, and cared about the customers and the community in the way George F. Johnson showed care and concern when he founded and ran Endicott Johnson Shoes. Walgreens sucks because it does not care about how best to provide prescriptions for the communities on weekends. They shut down on weekends in rural areas. In one community east of Binghamton, NY, the people there got up in arms and protested the decision. The situation in that town got put on channel 12 News from Binghamton. Here in Newark Valley, the ones who complain are nothing but complainers, even though it’s the same situation in another rural town where they did not just fall over and play dead.

We are such complainers that a pharmacist told me to “just leave this nation.” “I would if I could, was my reply.” And then I departed.

I would if I could means this: if I could take the MEDICARE MONEY I invested over some 40 years in a CAPITALIST way (and this was done by means of taxes, a socialist way, so Rick the Prick Scott now in the U.S. Senate can claim its socialism and STEAL, STEAL, STEAL from our money we INVESTED in Medicare. The SOB Rick the Prick Scott has stolen from the people in other ways, too. I can go into many examples it was done, for the sake of big oil of Texas.

But Donald Trump likes this prick of a SOB Scott, but says, “even pleading the 5th amendment means someone is guilty.” How many times did Rick the PRICK Scott plead the 5th when the trial against the fraudulence of Rick the Prick in Florida? Another words, it’s ok to plead the 5th if you are wealthy, like a Trump or a Rick the Prick, but if a Democrat who does not have as much money, it’s wrong to plead the 5th.

Once again, I diverge in order to try to hammer out my point. I don’t give a damn any more whether I diverge or not. Because either way, no one gets my point.

Medicare tax and FICA tax have given an excuse for the wealthy to call this “socialism” when it is NOT socialism. I can prove that it is LONG-TERM CAPITALIST INVESTMENTS INTO LOWER-RISK POOLS OF MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE CALLED THE USA. Shall I repeat this or is someone going to find SOME WAY to shoot holes in what I say, rather than consider the IMPORTANCE of what I say. OK. Repeat. Medicare and Social Security are LONG-TERM CAPITALIST INVESTMENTS INTO LOWER-RISK POOLS OF MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE CALLED THE USA.

I am even hearing lunkheads who are among the common folk and put down the developments of alternative fuels, solar, and so forth, in defense of the pricks of oil men in Texas. They have companies which are SOLELY oil and don’t want any competition from those who promote the continued subsistence on oil which pollutes the atmosphere. What about those of us who invest in OIL companies which are also doing research on the alternative fuel sources? What are we, chopped liver who need to leave this nation because, as asshole Texas oil men and Abbott or Cruz of Texas, think, “it’s my way or the highway” – fascists. We who lived during the Vietnam war era, started with a false Gulf of Tonkin Resolution for the sake of power over oil, recall people saying, “America, love it or leave it.”

I say to the GODDAMN freaking fascists like Trump, Rick the Prick, Ron DeSantis, AMERICA, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT – an America for which we need to appreciate what was given to us by wealthy people who actually loved this nation over “me, me, me” and being like Scrooge was.

I belong to the Sons of the American Revolution, as does Jeb Bush of Florida. Jeb has no idea what that means, another SOB from another SOB family. My ancestor upon whom I joined, Capt. Frederick J. Schoonmaker, was a wealthy man during the time of the American revolution. He did not try to avoid taxes. He CONTRIBUTED TO THIS FLEDGLING GOVERNMENT AS A MEANS TO INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF AMERICA. HEAR THIS OR DO I NEED TO SPEAK MORE LOUDLY? THE PARK SYSTEM, WHICH TRUMP AND OTHERS WISH TO DESTROY, WAS CREATED AS A METHOD TO CONSERVE WILDLIFE IN AMERICA. THAT PARK SYSTEM WAS CREATED WITH THE HELP OF WEALTHY PEOPLE IN AMERICA WHO WANTED TO PRESERVE OUR WILDLIFE AND NOT MAKE MONEY BY POLLUTING IT.

Even, Teddy Roosevelt, a GOOD WEALTHY POLITICIAN, wanted to conserve the wildlife of American. Interesting enough, my Capt. Frederick Schoonmaker is from a family inter-married with the wealthy Roosevelts.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was smart in starting the pooled funds for Social Security. He was stupid in calling the revenues into Social Security the FICA tax. it is NOT a tax but a long-term investment into a government-run pooled resource with lower risk than individual accounts.

My dad told me he had essentially lost his shirt with individual retirement accounts. His losses, according to what he told me, were in the 2008 recession, a recession run by Shrub. He HAD to rely only on his investments by way of FICA (plus VA benefits for health where his return on investment was only because he served his nation and no money invested in it). Yet it was Shrub and others who privatized Medicare and made it the nightmare of a system it is today, for the benefit of the wealthy. I like to eat donut holes and clear them off a plate of donuts.

So, the complaints about the hours of a rural Walgreens, the convoluted practices of the Medicare donut hole for common folk in their older age, glucose monitors REQUIRED by —- WHOM? That is a good question —- WHOM —- Medicare or Medicare Excellus private insurance —- WHO is at fault? When the glucose monitor FORCED down our throats is a lousy one which I can take numbers repeatedly in a matter of a minute or so and every number comes up lower by several points. And asking WHY I see a monitor in Walmart which says ON THE BOX, “paid for by Medicare Part B, but am told by Walgreens that there is only ONE monitor paid by Medicare – the lousy Libre one. And when I ask about the monitors, I get told to call the company. Yeah. Call and wade through hours and hours of speaking to computers before getting a human being. I told this pharmacist that when my dad owned a business here, he did not tell his customers to call Gibson refrigerators when one broke down. He went to fix it – backed up what he sold as a small business person. And he did not charge a “minimum charge” just for coming to the house. The only ones who did that were the lousy sales and service people on lousy Long Island and had big companies – and fraud and unethical behavior, too. From dating a girl from Long Island, I learned about those, too.

And many complain about drive-by shootings? Someone should live in Lake Worth or Boynton Beach, FL, to see just how bad they can be. I am speaking about the state run by a Republican one-party government for more than 20 years now. Run by fascists like Rick the Prick and Ron DeSantis. Even Jeb Bush was a fascist who privatized the jail system so it becomes one of TRYING to put people e in jail so as to support a profit motive. All due to Jeb Bush and his “me, me, me” stand your ground gun shit.

And I try to find out WHY, for all these concerns i have and I am told that if I did not like these things, that I need to “leave this nation” —- ?????

The days that this Walgreens pharmacy was owned by a LOCAL small business man, as my dad was, and we had a local person interested in the community and the customers. Walgreens sends us a pharmacist who, when I ask questions which impact my LIFE AND DEATH, I get told to leave this nation. Don Jordan, who once owned Valley Pharmacy NEVER would have done that. NEVER.

Next door to this Walgreens is a locally owned supermarket which has been in the family for some three or four generations. I don’t get treated in that supermarket in the manner I was treated at a large-scale pharmacy chain. If I see a need for a product they don’t have in the supermarket, they are very kind and attempt to get it. I am most thankful for what they do. If they can get it they will bring it to their shelves. If not, I understand – they can’t get it. They are small, so there are times I need to drive eight miles away to Weis, Price Chopper, or Grand Union. Or order through Amazon. But those are always last resort because I appreciate the efforts of those in a small business who are the greatest.

Even the Weis, Price Chopper, and Grand Union are stores owned by chains. Those stores are part of smaller chains than Walgreens.

Walgreens, a corporation with top brass fat pigs who wished to LEAVE THIS NATION and move overseas. It was the Obama administration which worked to keep it here, for the sake of providing jobs for Americans. People also need to understand the history here. When this tiny little supermarket was begun in a small store on Water Street, they faced competition from A&P across the street. A chain store. Which remains here in this town? A small supermarket. Where is A&P? Gone. The A&P in a nearby town remained for many years until the chain went belly up. A CVS Pharmacy sits on the spot of that A&P, a Walgreens across the street in an building which once was home to Grand Union. I don’t remember the A&P here in this town because it was gone before I was born.

When my dad got pissed at the larger company which bought out the small business in which he worked for some 20 years. He quit and formed his own business. I am told my father’s business outlasted the bigger company.

Today, the buildings for that larger company are now the Hutchinson Town Hall. Hutchinson. A relation to the family which ran the local supermarket for years. Part of my dad’s business is now being run from a location near the southern town line. That other business is gone.

The local supermarket people have been most wonderful, including the owner whom, I am told, had to be taken to Cleveland because there was no healthcare facility, locally or even across the PA border, who could help him. He went to the same hospital which also owns a hospital in Miami, FL, where I used cardiologists from that same organization.

And when we sat in a bar to get a meal (not drinks), waiting for our car which was being handled nearby, we heard, for almost two hours, the men in that bar, talking about the lousy healthcare in the Binghamton area. Never once did I hear ANY one of them speak about the bail situation in New York. Not once. It was about the lousy healthcare and UHS was one name I heard come up.

I don’t want to bring this up, but… I was born in the hospital which is now owned by UHS. A couple years after I was born there, several babies died at Wilson Memorial because someone put salt, rather than sugar, in the formulas. My dad read the newspaper quite frequently and shared that article with me, from the Evening Press of Binghamton. I was just a little kid at the time. But I don’t forget it.

So, I am a complainer who should leave this nation? According to a pharmacist I should. Just do things “prescribed” (no pun intended) in the fascist way, by the big fat pigs of America who refuse to pay their taxes, have had an increase of some 1000% since BEFORE Reagan and his freaking lousy deregulation and supply-side economics (which is NOT capitalism) and shut up, huh? Like politics in a democracy, capitalism is about checks and balances. Deregulation removes the balances between supply and demand or between investments and return on investments. In the process, the little guy, including small business people, are destroyed. I will not shut up. And I chose to live in this nation because of my ancestors who built it, for which I appreciate, even with the lack of perfections over time. There is no perfection. And that is why we common folk need to put our heads together, speak up, and work together to find the best solutions based on best practices, not on what the “me, me, me” lousy attitudes of the fat pigs at the top. I have an investments in oil companies which pursue alternative fuels, including SOLAR and ELECTRIC CARS. Checks and balances for our future and those who follow us in death.

Am I supposed to be subservient to those who have tons of money and only push for a Keystone project, oil drilling on the coast of Florida with a danger of pollution, fracking (which destroys well water), and the big oil of Texas? What am I? Chopped liver? If you say so, then YOU are the traitors of this nation which was built for YOU, the common person.

Right now, the only one who gives us checks and balances is a man named Joe Biden. He is MY president. With his good and his imperfections. He is still OUR president. I am sick and tired of hearing the lies about him. I am not going to shut up about having to leave the nation in which I was born so that some people can steal from other Americans, as much as I have observed, among other events, in the 20-year one-party fascist Republican system of Florida. The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF).

As I once told a friend who felt as if I did not like her because I sounded as if I did not like Republicans anymore, it is not being a Republican for which I characterized her. I told this person that it is how wonderful I think of this one person and the great person she is, not which political party to which she belongs. After all, I was once a Republican, but I could no longer tolerate the LEADERSHIP of the party. It was not those individuals at my level in which I formed my ideas because many of them are good people. But the people I associated during Vietnam conflict era were NOT those who said, “America, love it or leave it.” I tried to stay as far away from such people, as possible. And I know there were some in this little town where I grew up who felt that way. But I won’t mention names.

Law & Order

There I go again.

Commercial.  A NY bail system which is “ravishing” our world. 

The role model for lawyers, to me, was the fictional character of the 1950s and 1960s, Perry Mason.  Silly me, I suppose.  In an episode of Perry Mason, he says, “I don’t want an opinion, I want evidence.” 

Don’t forget the fictional character of the 1980s, Jessica B. Fletcher (Murder She Wrote).  Quoting the character: “I have a theory, but I am searching for the evidence.”  Aka, speculation. 

Purportedly, another police drama series, Dragnet, had Joe Friday saying, “just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.”  Otherwise, I don’t know where I heard that line used and can only dig into my memories of programs.  OK.  So I lie about it, right?  (He says in a sarcastic manner). 

That is how this silly person has lived his life. Trained, in addition to training as musician and educator as a genealogist and historian, doing research.  Especially, trained as a librarian at Syracuse University. I don’t want to hear opinions, just the evidence.  I don’t want to hear opinions which are based only on emotions and no evidence.  Who the hell am I, you say?  Go ahead.  Align yourself with the fascists of America and say that right to my face. 

The statement on this damn commercial used to taint the image of Josh Riley is, in my thoughts, against the law.  It uses someone’s opinion with no basis of fact about Josh Riley.  In my book, it is called slander.  Slander is against the law.  Period.  Nothing more for me.  AHA!  Maybe I am expressing my opinion without evidence!  That is not right for a member of the political party to which I belong, but not for Republicans and the manure Republican fascists throw at people. 

In fact, I have the evidence, but no one wishes to read about it.  So I will desist. Just listen to short video snippets and make up one’s mind, regardless of whether it’s an opinion based on no evidence or the truth. Is that what America has become? Because I remember an America which was better than that because lies and hypocrisy, while they existed in the past, did not predominate our lives. 

Law and order = be firm and fair.  Law and order means don’t billy-club gay folks in the Stonewall Inn in New York City.  Law and order means don’t plaster the faces of black folk who commit crimes in the media while giving a break to white folk and not doing such a thing as often (facts).  Law and order means don’t put young black folk in jail with minor offenses and then treat them in a lousy manner when they get out, taking away their ability to find jobs and VOTE IN ELECTIONS.  All part of a scheme to “defraud” the vote (actually this action makes for fraud).  Law and order means to take felons in prison more seriously but don’t put those with minor offenses in the same jail cells so they learn how to be criminals.  Law and order means don’t flunk gay folk as student teachers and then push many (black folk, too) into homelessness and poverty-stricken situations so they turn to a life of crime.  Law and order means that wealthy mafia deserve the same treatment as drug American drug cartel as the immigrants who come here who might do the same thing.  Law and order means giving the same prison sentences as those who are not wealthy, when it comes to murder and the wealthy mob knocks off someone they don’t like, such as a newspaper publisher doing his duty in LOCAL investigative reporting. 

OK.  Perhaps these are my “opinions?”  Guess again.  Everything I mention here can be substantiated with EVIDENCE.  Law & order.  Evidence, not traditionalist thoughts and cherry-picking from the law books (or Bible) to someone’s convenience. 

Lying Commercials Against Democrats – Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

It is against the law to speak hateful things by lying about a candidate.  Those who want to lie are the ones who defend this practice.  They, too, like Trump supporters or Giuliani lie. 

Giuliani is credited with bringing law and order to New York City.  Perhaps he did. Perhaps he did not.  There has to be substantial evidence.  I don’t find that evidence, especially if he put more people in jail as being the method used. 

Jeb Bush of Florida, as well as so many others, love to privatize everything.  He privatized the prisons of Florida.  Therefore, the companies running them have to make a profit by making certain more people go to jail.  They hold the system against many people, particularly black folk.  It has been proven.  There is evidence of this.  The very fact that the profit motive exists is a very important bit of evidence. 

When I write about how commercials which lie against Democrats is wrong, I do so to show that this is a democracy. But also that there is no evidence that Democrats are “extreme liberal and dangerous.”  There is no evidence of this.  The commercials underlying hidden agenda is a white supremacist message.  When it is a hidden agenda, that is very difficult to prove with evidence.  But I know.  I have been involved with seeking the truth.

Democrats want law and order.  Democrats want law and order according to human justice and justice for all.  By pushing the lies, one pushes to oppress one race by another.  Under the guise of law and order, the only issue here is that the law and order is according to fascist white supremacist law and order.  This has been proven over and over and over and over and over again.  By black folk who have been targeted too often, even while being innocent of a crime.  When such oppression exists, what does one expect from those being oppressed? 

The words for law and order can also be put this way:  be firm but fair.  Just because there are Democrats who have found this to be true does not indicate they are “dangerous.” 

Furthermore, once I began writing this message against lies in commercials, I have noticed several issues here. 

(1) the only person writing a response to me made a false claim that it is legal to allow lying and hate speech.  To me, that person is a fascist who defends lying.  Hitler, admired by Donald Trump, had a propaganda minister who said, “tell a lie enough times and it eventually becomes the truth” (estimating the EXACT words).  People can lie by taking information out of context and applying it to situations.  This “taking out of context” is a tool many have noticed which is used by fascists.  Where are the others who may read what I write and seek the truth?

(2) I began writing about this issue while watching Spectrum streaming and complaining that I pay for Spectrum streaming, so I object to having to pay for lies in commercials.  How does a guilty party and stalker handle what I wrote? By putting the commercials on a free channel.  The commercials on that free channel did not exist prior to me writing my objections about the commercials on pay TV.  Free broadcast TV, as America once had, is also one way communication.  When receiving these channels by means of the two-way functions of the Internet and suddenly, those who do the commercials have free reign to spy on American citizens and respond accordingly.  One way is to use mockery of the person who stands up, trying to seek the truth.  I would wager that, since these commercials began on my free access channel, that I am being stalked by the likes of those who proclaim, ‘law and order,” when in fact they are breaking the law by spying on our watching, reading, and listening activities.  Don’t have the proof, except that only stalkers do this and that is truly illegal, but the “law and order” people refuse to stop that. Instead, they feel guilty so go after Democrats who speak “law and order” as not being oppressive to a group of people, but to provide, “liberty, and justice for all.” 

I know, too, about stalkers who physically stalk and act in a vicious manner towards a group of people called LGBTQ.  Such stalking removes the ability for those who love life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  If a statement of “Goddamn America” is taken out of context (which it was), then Take mine out of context.  Goddamn an America which would allow the stalkers, hate-mongers, and liars of America to have control over our lives. 

Money-loving Oligarchs of America are Traitors

Amazon. A river in Brazil, is it not? The home of a Brazilian dictator these days. The home where the rain forests were destroyed so as to create global warming. Perhaps one should shut up, right? One has to wonder about all of the connections here between all that is being identified.

Amazon. Prime. Notice the increasing number of trucks on the road? That is wonderful because we are able to get the products delivered which are in low supply in the stores. Low supply. Centralized economics like the “former” Soviet Union. A former KGB agent from the “former” Soviet Union. Centralized supply-side economics like a communist state and proclaiming as Karl Marx did, that capitalism was at fault when really, it was not a true capitalism which was to blame even in the time of Karl Marx, but it was supply-side economics crapping with manure on the demand side of the markets.

Is this what we accept?

News tip tonight from “Newsy,” a short clip. That FedEx is suffering financially. Then the opinion with no challenge. “It’s the economy.” It’s the economy? So the central supply-side economics can blame President Biden. Economy? Is it not possible that it is Amazon Prime delivery which is putting FedEx out of business? The economy? Who the hell’s opinion is that? The opinion of Jeff Bezos? The opinion put forth by Jeff Bezos so as to get Republicans elected to Congress? The economy? BULLSHIT.

Amazon commercial. Telling us how great Amazon is by training its employees for what? Technology. A world of technology and no concern for the needs of the demand side of the market, plus sending all the other necessary jobs overseas with the help of NAFTA. With the help of George H.W. Bush who pushed NAFTA originally. With the help of George H.W. Bush who threw the American auto industry and the UAW under the bus at trade talks with Japan. How much did George H.W. Bush really do in WWII to defend this nation against Japan and Tojo?

As for the auto industry pushed under the bus, you must read what Lee Iacocca has to say about that after witnessing this happening while at the the trade talks in Japan and George H.W. Bush puked afterwards. Read about it in Lee Iacocca’s book. But no. Let me not give the title because no Americans will read it anyway, will they? As they are mesmerized with the opiate of the masses – television with its screwball programs today and violence with blood all over the screen. Why? Why do these people put such crap on the screen? And don’t tell me money because there was a time when money could be made and we did not have bloody manure on the screen in such a prevalent way.

For me, my 40 to 50 years of experience in education, finding the needs of the community, including leaders of companies in some cases, tells me that there are many needs of the demand side of the market which are necessary and they ain’t technology, either. Electrical. Plumbing. EMTs. Fire men and women. Police. Tool and die.

The list goes on and on. These skills, plus the products and services necessary for our communities, are not being implemented in our society.

Add to that people who work to help other human beings, such as teachers, professors, nurses, healthcare workers, rehab workers (to help those who become addicted to many things).

We in education know what is necessary to meet the needs of the demand side of the market and find that every human can play a role; that it’s not just about sending everyone to college or training everyone for technology. Lawyers running educational institutions because Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis and others put them there, don’t know one damn thing about what it takes to educate for the future, so they wish to use the strategy to create training only related to technology. Change to technology for the sake of change, creation of slaves and sweat shops, and creating deep pockets filled with tons of money for lovers of money in the supply-side Reaganomics money-loving greed, self-centeredness, narcissistic ploys and strategies.

That math is not about forever solving for quadratic equations, but it is the role of learning quadratic equations which can develop the human brain which is only a small portion of it for which Americans are using these days. Or that the arts may not be done by pure music or art literacy (playing an instrument, singing, painting or sculpting), because not all are able to do so and sometimes do not have an interest. Instead, Art INFORMATION literacy so as to develop the parts of the brain which are ignored. Whole brain development, not right brain or left brain exclusively.

Then these supply-side Reaganomics people push for people like Susie Orman to make people feel better with instructions about “the change in the American dream.” That is not the bullshit I want my kids to have. I want my kids to be able to purchase their own home, not to be shoved off into ghettos of homes like in big cities, herded into urban areas like a bunch of animals. No wonder the supply chain has been gutted and local broadcasting and newspapers for rural folk have been intentionally gutted. So they give up and move to the city. In this process, we can all live happily forever, right? Like robots only in a city / urban environment, doing as the greedy fat pig oligarchs say we should all do.

Bezos owns the Washington Post. His former company, Amazon, is putting businesses like FedEx out of business. Yet, with all the Amazon Prime trucks I see, the newspapers COULD be delivered by Amazon Prime trucks. But they are not.

Instead, the fat pigs of money-loving oligarchs are trying to figure out a way to stop delivery of news print, with no concern for the demand side which still wants it. Money is not the reason. Money-loving fat pig SOBs are the reasons.

The deliberate strategy for a number of years has been to get rid of one source for local INFORMATION which has been provided by newspapers. Flash it on channel 12 so we have to take a quick look. NOW. Be quick about it when getting a pen and paper out to write it down because POOF and it’s gone.

Directories of information? Google has become a lousy search engine which dredges up shit paid for by money-loving fat pigs FIRST and not the core of necessary INFORMATION to answer a question. Search engines to find according to what we type. If we don’t know what to type, no directory of local information of any kind for which we can BROWSE through the newspaper for the necessary information.

And consider the shitty way humans are being trained so as to scoff at someone who wants to learn and asks questions. And this is happening at all ages, not just the ones who have been trained by thumbing a cell phone keyboard. The only stupid question is one never asked. But we are getting non-human beings who consider questions asked to be stupid, even when someone is trying to learn something and gain wisdom.

Or to scoff at human beings and shoot holes in what they say and never consider and THINK about what is being said. After all, we need to move lightning fast, like watching a TV screen when information is provided and … get it quickly… or else you are a dumb turd.

It is sicko and perverted. No wonder George H.W. Bush vomited at the banquet in Japan when he negotiated that Japanese cars could be sold in America, but made no means to open the doors of Japan to American cars. And don’t give me the damn answer that America could not sell the cars in Japan because you are a dumb ass who does not realize how, when America has needed to step up to the task, it does. If you shoot holes in what I say in this regard, then you are nothing but a traitor to America. Bush must have felt so guilty that he puked in Japan. And it’s the American people who have suffered, not the fat pig robber baron narcissistic self-centered greedy money-loving oligarch club.

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