Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Sox Lesson -- Time Travel

How about those Sox yesterday--hitting, fielding and pitching pretty much picture perfect. The Cardinals looked impotent but tomorrow (meaning today) is another day. This year has been simply fun if you love the Sox as I do but last year was different. Like the market or anything related to human beings things rise and things fall only to rise again another day. I believe the president’s legacy in the end will prevail.

The latest Republican onslaught against the president in their futile attempt to make him fail is the issue in the Republican cross-hairs, the Affordable Care Act they have tried to repeal 42 times wasting time and money. I am confident VERY confident the computer glitches will be fixed and health care will be provided to millions who do not now have it. I am also very confident that the Party of hate, the Republican Party, will use anything they can to crucify this half black president.

The latest Republican vile utterance allegedly said directly to the president by one Congressman (we know not who .... yet) "I cannot even stand to look at you!" I loathed George Bush but I know if one were in his presence one would NOT say I cannot stand the sight of you even if it were true. Show some respect for the office of the president here at least when one is in the president's presence. No, Republicans simply cannot as their blood of racist red courses through their veins. Republicans who are in power will use whatever they can to gain more. There have been a plethora of examples both in and out of the political process that mirror that reflection.

Add another issue -- Angela Merkel of Germany is mad because the US read Germans' email. Edward Snowden has released yet another US secrets he gained while in the employ of a government contractor. Up until now, I have had mixed feelings about Snowden who is responsible for revealing Everest size US secrets through NSA spying. I no longer have mixed feelings on Snowden. He is naive jerk who from Russia -- Russia of all places -- is vomiting up Everest size US secrets and gaining his 15 minutes of fame. I would love to see him critiquing Russia for all its noxious foreign AND domestic policy.

What nation does not spy even on friends? I vaguely remember an American citizen spy for Israel, Jonathan Pollard, now in jail convicted of espionage for the Israeli state -- our friend. Nations spy even on friends all the time. Yes, this is the way the world works. Other nations, however, to do not have an Edward Snowden spilling all the beans of his own country. I would LOVE Snowden to spill the beans on Russia who is using him for their own propaganda purposes. Caught spying in Russia and you will get an all-expense paid trip for life to the coolest part of Russia, Siberia, or you will get a free dinner at a fine restaurant and an expensive meal of plutonium poisoned steak courtesy of the Russian state.

Snowden is in Russia of all places with ex KGB tyrant Putin (with help from US rightwing groups) ramping up laws against gays, jailing them, beating them over the head and god knows what else. I would love to see Snowden take a verbal pot shot at Putin policy. Good thing for Snowden is not gay. I suspect he would not be getting all those expensive dinners toasting him. He might, however, get a "nice" steak dinner on Putin’s dime!

As progressives we must NEVER let our opposition extremist right wingnut Republicans gain power again. The results of that power give us wars like Iraq -- futile, costing trillions in debt Republicans say they care about so much and death to the youngest among us for war policy based on lies. The cost of Republican rule is staggering and the lives they ruin in their wake are many. Never forget the Iraq war, never forget the Great Recession, never forget the 94 BILLION buck government shutdown and certainly never forget the impudent, rude, racist Republican malignancy -- a cancer in the marrow of their bones.

Like our Sox the lesson is NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER GIVE IN and NEVER surrender to a party who would like to give us a very expensive time travel trip to an era none of us should want to revisit.

A DEMOCRATIC RETURN OF THE HOUSE IS IMPERATIVE. DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF EVERYTHING ELSE IS MANDATORY -- SUPPORT, GIVE AND WORK FOR THE ELECTION OF DEMOCRATS AND PROGRESSIVES TO FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL OFFICES OR GENERATIONS WILL BE LOST FOR DECADES TO COME!

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