The intent of this blog is to promote human equality, human progress, human peace and justice, and optimism. To accomplish this, to encourage the discussion of ideas after identifying and discovering problems, and then creating positive solutions for "we the people," in order to provide for the "general welfare" and "domestic tranquility" of America now and its "posterity" into the future. To encourage an emphasis on separation of religion and state for all, no matter if this is for those "of faith" in a Maker / Creator (Deists, God-loving people, Christians, various people of spirituality) and atheists or agnostics.

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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. 😀 🧐🤓😁😎

Sense of Humor About Google Spam

How does Google email handle spam filters and messages coming as “subscribed” when a person never “subscribed?” Inquiring minds wan to know. Because Google does not have computer systems to manage this well.

I am opposed to fascist Republicans which control the political party to which I once belonged. Shall I name names? If you wish.

So, I am receiving many email messages.

Just lately, many messages which are friendly to my cause are being sent to spam and I have to release them from spam. I spend time doing this and I have better things to do with my time. This is how technology has made my life better and junked good jobs for humans to receive incoming calls, rather than computers? Humans who are able to get a step in the door at a corporation, learn skills and move onward, if they desire. How far do computers move?

Just lately I have been receiving messages from Trump folks which I disdain. They do not often go to spam. And when I check them, I notice I have a link to “unsubscribe.” I did not subscribe to these messages, so to have a link to unsubscribe is absurd.

Perhaps this is all a form of mockery. So those who wish to mock me, have a great time in laughing about it as your form of humor. I will tell you where such people with their sense of humor should go. I will zip my mouth on that and only hope they get spattered with manure and rotten tomatoes.

Here is my smile: 😃 Notice I am bearing my teeth, like a bear ready to chomp.

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.

Male Wombs & Sea Horses

Dear Ms. Parker:

In our universe, a far time ago, you wrote ab op-ed blasting the idea of research which could allow babies to be carried to the full 9-months in a womb within a male.  Yes.  You blasted the idea.  Are you aware of sea horse males carrying babies to term and then delivering them?

So, what do you think about the fact that sea horse males get the eggs of a female put inside the male body (how? I have no idea) after a ritual fertilization dance?  Interesting. 

I bring this up, not only to be contentious with you about males carrying babies, but for other reasons, too.

A person who was once near and dear to me made a claim that “God made a mistake by creating sea horses in this manner.” Oh my goodness!  God made a mistake?  To which my reply is, only the pope makes mistakes, not God.  You know.  Many o believe the pope is NOT infallible. Our ancestors  who believe this came to the shores of America to escape the fascist type persecution by Roman Catholics which was drawn from one of the most brutal and barbaric regimes in civilization, from the Roman Empire through the Holy Roman Empire and the barbaric inquisitions against the Protestant Huguenots and into the persecution of the Jews in Germany, Italy, and other parts of Europe.  One such family came to these shores after those who were in the 17th Century clergy class of Britain who wrote a treatise critical of the idea that the pope is infallible.  God does not make mistakes.  Human beings do.

Recently, at the New York State Fair, we viewed the livestock exhibits.  We learned that, with artificial insemination, the males were no longer necessary. That is the reason for obtaining veal.  Male calves put to death for food.  For us, we refuse to purchase veal. Sadly, will this spare the lives of male calves?  Don’t know.  Humans make mistakes, not God. 

We also have heard of no necessity for male chickens because it is the females which lay the eggs and, like a human harem during days gone by, there is less need for males, so the little chick roosters are put to death.  How?  I have heard they are ground up alive.  Humans make mistakes, not God.

Did God make a mistake by creating bees?  The males impregnate the queen bee and then are killed by stinging death of the female worker bees in the hive.  So the males get to use their penis and then… wam bam thank you ma’am … are killed.  With stingers, so I am told. 

So, when a person thinks God is bad for making the sea horses the way he does, I have to protest. 

Thus, when Kathleen Parker describes her contention with using males to carry babies in a womb, I have to protest again. 

Gay male couples do a fine job of adopting and raising children.  Lesbians do the same.  There is proof that such situations with same-sex couples who adopt babies and raise them sometimes do a better job than some heterosexual couples who are blessed by the bishops and priests of America.  Some of them do a better job than heterosexual couples.  So what is the problem with the freaking Roman Catholic bishops of America who take offense and give judgments that belong with God, not human beings, regarding masturbation, prostitution (going uncontrolled rather than being regulated and taxed, as in Europe), same-sex marriage, abortion, contraception, and sex outside of marriage? My grandmother always quoted the Gospels with, “don’t judge, lest you be judged.”  Pointing a human finger of judgment at other human beings means there are three fingers pointing back at an individual.  Perhaps if males carry babies, there might be less incest and rape which cause abortions.  But silly me for thinking in such a humane manner. 

Paul quotes Leviticus with regard to gay men.  The reason the scripture exists in Leviticus is due to the lack of males to impregnate females.  The reason why Paul used the scripture was to stop the pagan rituals which were sex-oriented. It had no relation to the original scripture because the pagan sex rituals involved females and males, as well as homosexuality.  Take a testosterone-laden barbaric male who loves to screw women as much as possible to think of some way to be barbaric and mean to gay men, and they can find something in the Bible.  Then establish this traditionalist belief over centuries, backed up by the Holy Roman Empire (barbaric with inquisitions) and VOILA!  We have people judging one another, as if they are God, when they are not. 

There are several on the Supreme Court who are Roman Catholics and some opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage.  Apparently the guys there think with their brains in their penis.  The one who once told me “God makes a mistake with sea horses,” also made that statement about males.  Which is why this all bothers me.  So, what about the female Roman Catholic on the bench, just like the one who got all mixed up about sea horses?  Is the brain of those women in their cunts?  ‘Splain it to me, Lucy. 

Many such people want to tolerate rape and incest, but take offense at someone being gay or having an abortion.  Give me a break because such people do nothing but invoke a dictatorship of THEIR beliefs and do so in a land which has something in the constitution which says there is a freedom of religion.  The Roman Catholics on this SCOTUS are representing a minority of Americans but are a majority on the SCOTUS.  They love to create a hell on earth, unless those who don’t agree with their religious beliefs are executed, as Hitler, a non-devout Roman Catholic, did to Jews in Europe.  As the barbaric Holy Roman Empire did to my Protestant Huguenot ancestors in France and other places in Europe .  Barbarism of the Roman kind has been described as the most brutal in civilization. They were sickos.  Who would get a thrill and a pleasure from throwing Christians to the lions in an arena?  The Romans.  Damn the ones in Italy today who are pushing fascism there. Damn those who want a one-party state with a hidden agenda of fascism, whether that be Florida or England.  Damn them all for creating a hell on earth.

No, Ms. Parker, there is nothing wrong with research to impregnate a male, using his sperm and the eggs of another, so the male can carry the fetus to full term and then give birth.  Rather than killing off males as being of no value to the world, as the worker bees in a hive do, perhaps we can recognize the value of ALL human beings and stop the BS of hell on earth. 

“America less split than seems” (Scranton Times-Tribune, Sept. 11, 2022)

To the Editors of Scranton Times & Kathleen Parker, Washington Post (Jeff Bezos’s newspaper?):

Kudos for an informative op-ed regarding the polarization of America.  The facts presented by John Avlon who has had a career “advancing centrism and fighting extremism” are very well understood and can also advance the ability of Americans to learn rather than dig in with an emotional spark and little or no knowledge.  The statistics demonstrating that a range of about 60 to 75% of Americans support same-sex marriage, cannabis legalization, and are pro-choice.  For many years, we have known about such numbers.  In a national referendum in Australia, we might seem to recall these numbers were close to the numbers here which are based on polls, not a democratic government run by referendums of the people.  Instead, we have a man running Fox News who is Australian and uses the back door to impose his wishes and those of the minority of people who are quoted in this op-ed.  They force control of the U.S. Senate so as to appoint members of the minority to a Supreme Court, including puritanical idiots of the Roman Catholic Church which is a minority in this nation but dictates by way of a court, not the referendums, as in Australia and other nations.  Bravo for the information, but consider that Hitler came to power after advocating gay rights, but once the power was consolidated with guns and violence, he turned on many people, including the LGBTQ community in Germany.  Castro did the same thing in his dictatorship in Cuba, yet idiots like Marco Rubio has blinders on and lacks knowledge and a THINKING ability, so as to react with emotions instead. 

As for referendums of democracy, people also need to know there are at least TWO referendums on different issues than what is outlined here in which the voters approved of the referendums.  This was the state where Trump hides out an with stupid lawyers like Giuliani,  tries to protect his right to classified documents which he HAS NO RIGHT.  In that state of Florida, Rick Scott, now sitting in the U.S. Senate, and Ron DeSantis, now a sitting in the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, have negated what the voters of Florida approved, on two different issues.  Furthermore, there is no referendum in Florida regarding same-sex marriage, pro-choice, or cannabis, so Ron DeSantis puts forth legislation to attempt to destroy some of those issues, attempt to allow people to stand their ground against those who dissent of the governor by the use of guns and violence, and issues an ultimatum against Walt Disney for dissenting against his stand on sexual identity and the teaching about the truth regarding the history of racism in Florida and America.  As with so many other examples from George W. Bush and the Republicans, these fascist Republicans use these issues as wedge issues of fear, so as to get people who might be on the 70% of the side of the issues, to vote for their candidacy.  They tarnish Democrats and independents who may be people who support such issues. That is the only way such fascists can win elections.  It was the only way that a minority of people in Germany or Italy could win elections enough to take command.  Add to that the guns and violence such people use. 

As to the quotation of the military writer, Thomas E. Ricks, there is a prediction of a low probability of a U.S. civil war.  Very positive thoughts to consider.  Except this ignores the fact that there was really no civil war which brought Hitler to power, either.  And Trump and others have studied the tactics and strategies used by Hitler.  I have read about some in Texas and other areas of this nation who have purportedly studied, with added accolades from many, the tactics and strategies of Tojo of Japan when he rose to power in that nation, too.  The hope and positive attitude of the commentary given by Ms. Parker is very good.  I hate to be negative, but these other historical facts which I mention cannot be ignored.  Perhaps it is necessary for me to apologize for having a negative answer?  Silly me for wishing to seek the truth so it can set us free. 

People in 70 AD also sought the truth when a fascist-supporting army of Roman General Titus invaded Jerusalem so as to destroy (predicted by Jesus Christ).  Trump, Giuliani, and many of their mobster goons goons wish to do destruction and not reform.  To reform is what happens in a democracy.  Historical evidence also points out the times that democracy has worked very well in accomplishing reform and doing so without guns, violence, and bloodshed. 

Fig Leaf

In the TV program, Naked and Afraid, we still blur the genitals.  The mindset is from ancient ideas and traditions which cannot be validated by a library of books we call the scriptures. These are man-made ideas, not those from a loving God.  Ron DeSantis and the majority of Roman Catholics on the SCOTUS have no right, under the U.S. Constitution, to invoke their beliefs about covering over genitals, portraying sex on TV, or even putting porn on TV.  If so, then why are my rights and beliefs being tread on when I say I don’t want to see blood, guts, violence, and guns on TV, held by vicious and barbaric people who are like the Ancient Romans and carried forward by the Holy Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church?  My beliefs are about a loving God who would not do such things as massacres, genocide, or homicide.  Those are my beliefs and need to be protected by the U.S. Constitution which had a great deal of writing by Deists and not just those who call themselves Christians.  This is NOT a Christian nation.  It is a secular nation of one culture and a multitude of religious beliefs. 

Walking out of a modern art museum in Florida, someone in our crowd began to bloviate about the nudity in the paintings and photographs.  As someone involved in the arts, I protested and said that the human body is as beautiful as the scenery and other scenes on canvas or photos.  Perhaps under the new law by DeSantis and the RepubliFascists of Florida, I would be shot for protesting such an expression against art, with a dissension against public displays of blood, guts, violence, and guns on T?  The dissension for which this heinous law intends is to allow those like DeSantis or the idiot from Arizona (Blake Masters) to shoot down those who disagree and express the disagreement in words of dissension against what THEY believe?  RepubliFascists need to be routed out, especially when they are moles hidden among the Democrats and divide the Democrats in the process.  There is no free speech for hatred and lies which merely push people to fear in order to vote for RepubliFascists.  This needs to be ended.  Puritanical Roman Catholics and puritanical Protestants have no right to push their religious beliefs upon the rest of us. It matters not whether it involves their beliefs about blood, guts, violence, and guns on TV, sexual identity, abortions, frontal nudity, sex, or porn. 

When introducing college students to the Internet in the 1990s, we found many young people were searching out porn. They would come to the college library to use the publicly available computers connected to the Internet in order to view the porn.  We had a rule about not using the computers to view porn, but it did not stop the students.  My approach was to ask someone whom I caught on the porn whether it would be good to have such actions portrayed live and on the tables in the library? Or at the same time, whether such public displays of bashing another person’s head in should be allowed in the library?  It would give the students an embarrassment.  I would use that as a learning moment to help understand how we need to respect what others think in a public situation and one way was to not put on the screens of the computers what others might find very offensive. 

Then one day, a student who heard me say this asked the question: “why are there scenes of violence on computers and you say nothing to them?”  He had me on that one.  I merely said, “I wish I could, but my boss is more concerned about not having the porn, nudity, and sex on the screens and there is no concern about the violence on the screens.”  That was the 1990s. Most of those young people at that time are now in their 40s and perhaps 50s.  Many who were in their 20s in the 1990s were of the ages of those who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, with weapons and vicious, spoiled brat attitudes of immaturity. 

As the Internet got going, I no longer had to police for porn and utilize such situations as learning experiences.  Did not matter because I don’t think anyone else used such situations as learning experiences. In fact a colleague promoted violence by physically abusing the students by hitting them over the head.  When I protested that being done and tried to explain how it could be a calm learning experience, I was put down and the boss never took it seriously. Only tough guy vicious ways were promoted.  And today, look what we have.  With such actions of violence against the students, why would they not choose violence? 

Funny thing.  Because we had black folks in the library, too, and never once did I ever see a black person looking at the porn. That does not mean none of them did so, but it was always white guys whom I saw doing that. It was the white guys who got hit over the head by a librarian. It was white guys who stormed the Capitol building.  When the black folk lodged a protest in Washington, prior to Jan. 6, they did so in a peaceful way of protest.  So don’t talk to me about how black folk are bad and do so in a demeaning and ignorant knowledge about black folks. 

My rights are being denied against the public viewing of blood, guts, violence, and guns on TV. In Europe, with less guns, allow such things to be viewed and don’t have a stupid jackass bloviating about seeing nudes in an art museum, as I viewed in the early years of the 21st Century in Palm Beach County, Florida.  But then again, I have not endorsed censorship of  blood, guts, violence, and guns on TV.  I also don’t endorse censorship of public viewing of nudity, sex, or porn, either.  Remove the Goddamn fig leaves, too, not because I get a perverted sense of enjoyment because I don’t.  But because these are beauty among human beings which cannot be denied.  And stop eating sugar and carbs so as to increase obesity and diabetes in America today.  Again.  Remove the Goddamn fig leaves because my God of love objects to such use. That is MY belief and should be protected under the U.S. Constitution.  

Side note: perhaps a book such as Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language is something worth reading? Especially after I use words tantamount to swearing?  Stop the puritanical shit with the sin book and look to how human beings are born with “original blessings” and can make mistakes. Deliberate sin is bad, but that is the same as deliberate sin by people like Trump, Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis with corruption to purchase elections or steal money from Medicare.  

Blake Masters, Sicko of Arizona & Representative of Many Sickos who Call Themselves Patriots, in the Name of Violence

Blake Masters of Arizona. A patriotic sicko who is like many behind the guns advocated by the NRA. Seems I have heard those in the NRA try to claim we need to get rid of the sickos behind the guns. Go right to it. Get rid of this guy in Arizona. A 35-year-old ass about the age of some of my kids.

He wants to rid us of abortions. Who the hell is he to espouse HIS religious beliefs and dictate them to all of us? I am a pro-choice person against abortions, too. But I believe each situation needs to be weighed properly. This is MY religious belief which is protected by the U.S. Constitution and just shammed shamefully by people who call themselves “judges” and “justices” on the SCOTUS.

Masters wants to rid us of sex and porn. Why? There is already negligible amounts of sex and porn on broadcasting because we are inundated and shoved down our throats with images of many acts of violence with guns and weapons.

Masters wants to get rid of the “foreign corporate conglomerates.” He must favor the communists who put tighter restrictions on sex and porn. Yet in the Western world, the “corporate conglomerates” of Europe allow frontal nudity and other examples of sex. On Rick Steves’ Europe, he tells about how there is less violence in Europe than in the USA, so people, travel as tourists to Europe where you will be safer than in America.

Oh, that’s right. Idiots like Masters want to find blame and affixes it to peaceful LGBTQ and/or peaceful people who are immigrants. Just don’t stop at a wall in Arizona, you idiot, but make certain there is a fortress built along the shores of Florida where we have had MANY immigrants and don’t find the cause of the problem to be immigrants, but also oppressive white folks born in the USA. How about a quiet and peaceful neighborhood in South Florida, made up of multi-racial, multi-religious, and multi-ethnic people who live in peace. That would include some immigrants, too. Then some WHITE idiot in a pickup truck begins to constantly go through this neighborhood disturbing the peace and tranquility with a Confederate flag displayed in the back of his pickup truck.

The best way to describe Masters and the tRUMPICANS is with a book by Fyodor Dostoevsky titled The Idiot. P.S. The book title also describes a Russian named Putin, too. The other word is SICKO.

The New York Times gives you: “The Violent Fantasies of [tRUMPican] Blake Masters of Arizona”

Blake Masters is running for the U.S. Senate and endorsed by tRUMP. He wants to accomplish: “mandating patriotic curriculums in schools, supporting the formation of “native-born” families, banning abortion and pornography, and turning back the rights revolution for L.G.B.T.Q. Americans.”

Perhaps to immigrants, I could suggest he build a fortress all around Florida shores and that will solve the problems, no doubt? 

Read it and weep. Or read it and be moved to action against this dictatorial idiot who wishes to rid us of things like freedom of religion, guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and live in the past rather than learn from the past and allow us all to move forward in peace and justice for all humanity.  I am not saying this as a “bleeding heart” liberal, but as a Christian who understands what Jesus Christ was truly about.  Blake and the “New Right” have absolutely no idea what humanity and Christ are truly about. And I did not dictate to him what his beliefs should be about religion, LGBTQ, anti-abortion. But he wishes to dictate to us and force his ideas down our throats. 

Where are the Brains in America?

What’s on your mind, Douglas?

I’ll tell you what’s on my mind. With the corrupt way that five Roman Catholic justices sit on SCOTUS and put together a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, disgust about corrupt practices by so-called “religious” people who helped put those justices there. Are the majority of Americans Roman Catholic? I don’t think so If so, someone please inform me. Yet, five of nine justices, more than 50% sit on this court making decisions about JUSTICE for ALL. It stinks as badly as when Mary Queen of Scots tried to bring down Queen Elizabeth I. It stinks.

To those Roman Catholic – celibate – bishops and others in the evangelical community who blocked the Obama pick for SCOTUS, I hope you all rot in hell for what you are doing to destroy America, remove the idea of religious freedom which is the basis for SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, go rot in hell or go f*** yourselves.

I was once married to an anti-abortion female who grew up in the Roman Catholic Church under an ultra-right-wing bishop (unlike the more moderate one in the area where I grew up – REMOVED by a freaking lousy Nazi-loving pope named Benedict). This woman to whom I was married would often say, “men’s brains are in their dick.” She spoke as if ALL men’s brains were in their dicks. I think the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops don’t know what to do with their dicks so they put their brains in their dicks. And then they FORCE down our throats a SCOTUS which does not abide by the U.S. Constitution and give us FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND BELIEF.

When I hear about those, whether Roman Catholic or not, who see no problem if a young girl is raped and wishes to have an abortion, I do believe their brains are in their dicks, when it comes to the males thinking like that. Perhaps for the females who think like this, their brains are in their cunts? Kavanaugh has a brain in his dick, as are people like tRUMP who think it’s okay to grope women. Or the ones who sexually abuse young girls, as one teacher I knew at one time.

SCOTUS and those who were corrupt enough to get judges on the bench is ruining America, the land I love. The freedoms we have are being ruined by SCOTUS, not a good many in Congress. The minority put these freaking lousy ultra-right wing ones on the SCOTUS. They need to be brought to trial for their corruption which ruins America.

That’s what is on my mind. You have two cents worth of it.

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Local Binghamton CBS affiliate, channel 12

Dear Sirs or Madams (of CBS Sixty Minutes):

We regularly watch Sixty Minutes and appreciate having this news AND information source available to us. We despise Fox News with its lies. the National Association of Broadcasters needs to put Fox out of business. 

We have a bumper sticker which reads: “We get our NEWS from Comedy Central and our entertainment from Fox News.”  That about describes what we have to the nth degree in America today, due to the Republican destruction of the Fairness Doctrine which was put in place in the 1940s to guard against Nazi propaganda which had destroyed Germany.  In the 1940s, everyone was in agreement, so this was a bipartisan decision.

For some 20 years or more, I have written to publications and the media. I have used local newspapers and local television outlets, as well as networks. I write to Sixty Minutes, especially when I hear the recently repeated story about robots (Anderson Cooper?).  I write about many other news reports. With the demise of local news, by hedgefund lovers of money (also a recent story on Sixty Minutes), I have watched as my writings have not been published.  At first, I was puzzled. As time has gone by and with the wisdom of age, I have discovered the reasons.  Both your Sixty Minutes report and an article in The Economist and other publications have unraveled the mystery and puzzle to me.  When one relies only on intuition and observation of actual events at a Florida newspaper and elsewhere, it is good to find out that what I have been writing about what I KNOW has been correct, it is sad that no one pays attention to me anymore.  At one time, before the older great journalists retired – the people of good will running local newspaper – I was accepted. Now I feel as if I am on the outside looking in when most of what I have written has been correct.

Wat I am finding is that my distribution to a local Binghamton Fox affiliate has been read by such people at Fox. What do they do? Just as Trump does. Put a spin on what I say that is in line with their lies and re-distribute.  There is no teamwork among people of good will in the media business and that is a crying shame.  So, I have removed the Fox affiliate from my distribution.  I have removed Sean Hanity from my distribution list. 

With this being said, what about the other three Binghamton television network affiliates? NBC and ABC affiliates in Binghamton are run by one owner. The local news comes from one outlet: Newschannel 34, the ABC affiliate.  The PBS affiliate has no local news, only the PBS Newshour and other PBS network news analysis. 

This situation leaves the local CBS affiliate, WBNG, channel 12.  The local news is not always “local, but taken from “wire” stories on CNN and other news places. CBS Channel 12 had the best local news source in this area, back in the years when I was growing up.  Today, I would have to say this Grey Company local affiliate is not THE BEST, but it sure is better than Fox 40. 

What bothers me about local channel 12 is the fact it no longer accepts email. This is the device I have used to distribute what I write.  Why does channel 12 do this? Why does a news AND INFORMATION channel not read what I write any more? What the hell is going on? Here we are and I can say my likes and dislikes are pretty much on the same page as channel 12. But none of my writing is accepted there.  Don’t get me wrong. There is never 100% agreement with any humans or human organizations. But my judgment is that, unlike Fox, they don’t lie. They are not liars, liars pants on fire.

Yesterday, I was in an area in which a local Solid Gold radio broadcast (Equinox) was difficult to receive as we have a country music station interfering. So, in the car, we turned to another local radio station with music more acceptable to us, though it was NOT solid gold.  In this area, there are pockets where hills block one signal and from some valley comes another. Back in the days of my youth, with mostly AM broadcasts, that never happened here. Even when FM was introduced, it never happened. We received ALL Binghamton stations plus other smaller city stations. Today, we senior citizens are being relegated to purchasing, on a lower revenue stream in our family budget, Sirius XM. At one time, it was all FREE, FREE, FREE – supported by local advertisers.  But yesterday, in the car, when listening to this other station because we were FORCED to do so by rules emanating from the FCC which is controlled by big business when it should be a third party representing the DEMAND SIDE of the market or WE THE PEOPLE.  It is represented by those on the SUPPLY SIDE of the market. Period.  Money is used to validate this. BS on that because free broadcast once DID make money and could still make money, just not feed the already filled to the brim pockets of those with hedgefund investments like the guy Sixty Minutes reported on who now owns a multitude of newspapers and can buy a mansion in Miami when most of us have had to leave Florida because we cannot afford the housing there (along with factors of heat, humidity, and hurricanes with outrageous costs to put money into an insurance hole for hurricanes and never see it again).  But on this radio station we were FORCED to turn to, as a Cuban citizen might be forced when Castro put a block on many broadcasts from Miami, we listened to the news. At the end, we discovered we were FORCED to listen to Fox News. Fox News ended the broadcast with “all America loves Fox News.” Another lie because all America DOES NOT love Fox News. They say it to inspire groupthink from peer pressure and get Republicans elected. I call the Republicans “republicunts” and “repugnicans” because, due to Fox News, the Republicans have become perverted and are NOT like the Republicans I knew one time, associated with, and was a registered Republican. BTW. How much media is covering those of us who have found that “republicunts” and “repugnicans” have forced us to leave the party? Instead I hear crap about Democrats. 

Interestingly enough, the story on Fox News which we heard and which surprised us, was a condemnation of Joe Biden. It was absurd as this news report did not just report the news, as was the function under the Fairness Doctrine, but made a comment about how bad Biden was because he stood up to Big Oil.  In other words, he stood up to the Koch brothers, Texas slick oil men, and others.  Fox News did not say that, did they? They wish to force the Keystone Oil Pipeline and only do that by drawing a false picture of alternative fuels. Had we been more in line with alternative fuels, due to Fox News, we would not be stuck today with the a dilemma which mirrors the results of the 1973 oil embargo.  It was republicunts which put the axe on alternative fuels – for the sake of BIG OIL

This harks back to a Sixty Minutes report many years ago about the development of green technology and alternative fuels with the help of government “incubator” money for business in America.  The report was a great one in which we the people learned that America, perhaps being blocked by BIG OIL back in those days(?), did not have investors to buy up those companies because it required deep pocket-ed investors for the long term development of such alternatives.  Your report told about investors from China who were purchasing these “startups.”  And to Fox News people, they blame government dollars being thrown to China, while they never report on how much Big Oil was sabotaging Americans who may have wanted to invest, so as to hold the control in thic country. It is the basis for attacks against Democrats, while, as is always the case (and with gun safety and domestic terrorism), it is the Fox followers and their sabotage which are the root cause – with their evil love of money. 

With all of this explanation, I return to the issue of local news CBS affiliate, channel 12. Back in the days when television was first begun, I recall channel 12 being both CBS and ABC. The local NBC affiliate is now Fox40 and a new NBC affiliate was formed after that change happened.  Channel 12 was the only VHF affiliate at that time. It still really is the only “digital” VHF, except perhaps the local NBC affiliate run by ABC affiliate channel 34. Thus, in those early years, few people actually invested in a UHF antenna. I know my dad did not. It was stupid of the FCC to do that, especially when we compare to the city of Scranton where ALL the local affiliates have been UHF and VHF has not existed there. If there were smart people on the FCC back then, they would have handed all the VHF to bigger cities such as Syracuse, Rochester, and so forth. With the VHF affiliate in Binghamton and no one investing in UHF antennas, but purchasing huge VHF antennas to receive channel 12 of Binghamton and the Syracuse VHF stations, that station in Binghamton left the other network broadcasts in the dark as underdogs to channel 12. The news reporting on channels 40 and 34, quite frankly my dear, SUCKED.

When channel 12 was both CBS and ABC, we got to see, in the late 1950s when I was at pre-K age, Mickey Mouse Club. It was broadcast on ABC, so channel 12 picked it up.  (Ironic that ABC is now owned by Disney and the “mouse”).  Thus, my favoritism of CBS channel 12, which went to CBS only at the time channel 34 was created (WBJA) as an ABC affiliate (see the story about the history of channel 34: https://tvstations.fandom.com/wiki/WIVT ). 

Thus, with the sabotage of my stories conducted by Fox and the fact that a better news station (CBS 12 of Binghamton) rejects email, I have to protest this situation because good people are not coming together to solve this problem in America. This is not polarization. It is the news and information being taken over by one network when we have four networks. Fox operates in the same way as the communist party or Nazi party control of broadcasting in a dictatorship. 

I repeat. That is NOT polarization so bleeding heart liberals need to stop being so damn diplomatic about it all and calling it polarization.  I despised the Capitol 4th concert this past week (on PBS) because, once again, it tries to be nice and talk about a divided America. It is NOT divided. It is a nation with the stage being set for dictatorial control just like that of Hitler and Goebbels. We need to stop pussyfooting around with all this BS for bleeding heart diplomacy – as if that is going to fix the problem.  Given the evidence in history in other nations, THIS BLEEDING HEART DIPLOMACY WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM OF THIS NATION HEADING TOWARDS A DICTATORSHIP. IT WILL NOT. I have been correct in EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID AND WRITTEN SINCE THE ELECTION OF RONALD REAGAN IN 1980, so TO BE IGNORED NOW IS REALLY ASININE.  To not be able to write to the local CBS affiliate is asinine, too.  You people need to collect the information, not be concerned about how nice Fox or republicunts or repugnicans are treated.  Stop the BS of bleeding hearts.  Stop scoffing at people like me and ignoring what we are saying. 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. People of America consider what German Niemoller said: 

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.’

This quote was one of many which inspired the creation of the Fairness Doctrine in late 1940s USA.  Cowards are the ones who realize I am correct and use what I write to the detriment of people of good will among the Democrats AND true Republicans (i.e., the Lincoln Project).  It is about time journalism and media reared its head loud and strong against such actions. 

Why does local CBS affiliate channel 12 NOT accept email? What the hell is this in forcing us to do? All to go to ONE monopolized platform called Facebook? Or forcing us to go to social media only?  Forcing us to listen to the lies of Fox and other outlets of hatred?  Listen to the DEMAND SIDE of a capitalist market which SHOULD exist with balance between supply and demand. I speak about such balance and keep in mind this is just as the checks and balances are SUPPOSED to exist in our government between executive, legislative, and judicial, but has been SABOTAGED by people like Trump, Giuliani, McConnell, Thomas, Kavanaugh, Barrett, Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Gaetz, and many other sodomites who enjoy rape of women, but not homosexuality. 

For the DEMAND SIDE, I am speaking. Now pay attention to many of us who want checks and balances in government and economics, not a dictatorship of the SUPPLY-SIDERS.

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