Daily Archives: September 4, 2010

At the Breaking of the Fifth Seal… an Atheist’s view of Revelation…

Behold… the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:

A red horse brings war (isn’t it amazing that we now equate Republicans with the color Red… what we used to use to describe the far left Commies of the forties and fifties?)

A black horse brings famine (as the fields dry out from global warming we see food supplies shrinking… and as more chemicals are sprayed on plants we turn food into evil.)

A green horse brings death (green as the money that the top 2% of society increases their accumulation of as we fail to restore the taxes which they no longer have to pay.)

A white horse brings Satan’s warrior (with white hair…or silver… like Newt Gingrich ready to move Muslims away from Ground Zero by putting the area under the control of the National Parks Service…)

See why I feel much better not believing this crap? I don’t need a religious mystery to account for all the evil that is being brought on us by people who have decided, as the entire Republican Congress has, not to work with the President and to oppose EVERYTHING… even things they have consistently supported in the past. By taking this chance, they will regain control of Congress and once again take us into oblivion.

But don’t you think that when they take control of Congress that the Democrats will have learned nothing from their two years of negativity? Do you think the Democrats will show them how it should be done by WORKING WITH THEM?

I wouldn’t count on it.

If I wanted to know what a definition of Hell was at this point, it would be the entirely stupid government of the United States which takes the best possible democracy and turns it into an oligarchy of the Boehner/McConnell (which used to be called the antichrist.)

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – The President Says Iraqi Fighting is Over…

Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

In and Out and…IN?

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Jimmy Margulies in NorthJersey.com:

Then again, what do we really pay attention to aside from American Idol?

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Clay bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

At least Iraq will be able to take care of itself… you bet!

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Perhaps SOMETHING useful came out of Iraq… like discovering what’s wrong with US.

Two of my Favorite TV Shows put out their Fall Promotional Photographs…

I’m giddy with excitement. Bones and House both have new seasons starting this month. The PR guys at the Network have put out their promotional pics:

Don’t the Bones folks look happy? Somehow, eating Chinese fits them…

…and is this the season that House and Cuddy actually get it on? We’ll see.

Do we deserve an Article V Convention? Congress doesn’t think so…

Article V of the U.S. Constitution: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight [1808] shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

So what happens when the Congress ignores (and has since 1965) applications by ALL 50 STATES to call an Article V Convention? Take a look at requests for a Balanced Budget Amendment, which would keep the government from going further and further into debt on Military expenditures, let’s say. 171 Balanced Budget/General-Call-for-an-Article-V-Convention applications were submitted by 39 different states (rescissions excluded). Has an Article V Convention occurred?

No.

Friends Of An Article V Convention are pushing the cause at their web site. This is what you find at foavc.org:

What is Happening to Our Country?

Are you aware that We The People are being denied our constitutional right to an Article V Convention to propose amendments, despite a whopping 400+ (or more) Article V applications from the state legislatures of ALL 50 states? Only 34 (i.e. two thirds) are required.

FOAVC is a non-partisan association of American citizens from every state comprised of a broad range of occupations, Convention of 1787 (click  here to enlarge)ethnicities, religious affiliations and political persuasions.  Our common bond and mission is a deep commitment to preserving the values and principles embodied in our founding documents – the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America – upon which this nation was founded. Article V of the United States Constitution provides that Congress, “on the application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments“.  The Founding Fathers of our nation recognized the importance of providing this means by which the citizens of our country could initiate amendments to change and/or clarify the Constitution; the fundamental document which they intended to be not only the blueprint for our federal system but also the supreme Law of the Land.

If you’d like to see the 400+ applications for the Constitutionally Required Article V Convention? Go HERE.

And once a Convention is called, there can be other amendments brought in (I think this is the real fear of our legislators… we might get lots of our government problems changed.)

So what do you think? As Joel S. Hirschhorn of FOAVC has stated:

American society is saddled with distractive consumerism, a culture of dishonesty, and rampant corporate corruption of government.  Despite what false patriots tell us, we now have a delusional democracy, not one that citizens can trust to serve their interests.  We clearly need a Second American Revolution.

The Koch Brothers are at it again…

…this time they want to heat up California by spending a big million to break the state’s global warming initiative:
clipped from www.salon.com
Through one of their many subsidiaries, Flint Hills Resources, a Kansas petrochemical company, the Kochs just donated $1 million to Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative designed to sabotage the state’s global warming law, AB 32.
The Koch donation came a day after Tesoro, a Texas oil company that has been bankrolling the pro-Prop 23 campaign, put $1 million into the campaign coffers.

According to the [No on 23] campaign, 97 percent of the $8.2 million raised by the Yes forces has been given by oil-related interests and 89 percent of that money has come from out of state. Three companies, Koch Industries, Tesoro, and Valero — another Texas-based oil company — have provided 80 percent of those funds.

It’s hard to be any clearer than those numbers suggest. If you think out-of-state oil companies have California’s best interests at heart, go ahead, vote for Proposition 23. Because it is their baby, all the way.
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…and if you didn’t read the New Yorker article on the Kochs, go HERE and see what we are really dealing with.