Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Undecided" Voters

(Mom hasn't been blogging for a long time, no access but now she's back. Even though the election is over, here are my 84 year old mom's thoughts. Mom has a blog, right on!)

 
The differences between the two candidates is so obvious that one wonders why there are so many "undecided" -- is it because our educational system is so broken or is it because of racial bias? One candidate is a man who is thoughtful, has integrity and cares about his countrymen, the other candidate woudn't know the truth if it slapped him in his lying face, cares only about profits not the economy and will say anything if it gets him elected.







~ Comments by Skazski

Campaign Spending Cap

There should be a monetary cap on how much a candidate can spend on a campaign. Now it seems that an obscene amount of money are raised on political advertising. Also, there should be a time  limit set on campaigning -- say, six weeks. Candidates should be held to advocating their past records and concrete plans concerning his/her plans for the future. National standards be set for voting, with states operating on their individual issues within that framework; unified language, voting houses, registration laws.




~ Comments by Skazski

Thoughts on the Election

Gov. Romney wants the Title of President but not the job of the President -- he has Ryan to do the actual work of running the economics governing part and the Bushie neo cons to handle foreign affairs...he will be the designator-in-chief plus a spiffy new addresses to add to his five other addresses. God help us all if he wins!





~ Comments by Skazski

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

~ Comments by Skazski

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy New Year GOP

As I see it......with the GOP running the Legislative branch and doing only what the top 1% ordain and the Judiciary solidly on the side of the Right wing, this country is heading straight to being a Fascist Nation.  From cutting social programs to voting restrictions to undermining education we are becoming more like a third world state where the ruling class has all the wealth and advantages and the common people have little or nothing! Have a Happy New Year.....it may be our last. ~ Comments by Skazski

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tea Party and Repubs: Keeping the Lower Class in their Place

Gee, how naive I was in believing that the Republican promise of " Jobs! Jobs and more Jobs" was the objective in the last election! Now it seems that the "Jobs" mantra was a smokescreen for putting an end to social issues that go against their ideology i.e.,Social Security, Healthcare the EPA and all the other programs that make up the fabric of our society! I pray that when the next elections roll around the voters remember the political blackmail that the Tea Partyers used and the disaster they caused in 2011 and vote these terrorists out of office!

Keeping the lower classes in their place...........The President, and most politicians claim that "Education" is the Path to the Future for our children. Yet all over the country one of the first things cut from all budgets are funds for schools, the reduction of teaching staff to schools and repairs to those schools that have not been closed.......all of which continue the "dumbing down" of our country.After all,people who are uninformed and semi-literate are more easily manipulated.....this seems to be the mind-set of the Tea Partiers and the Far Right

It seems that the Tea Party's concerns about the government being "too big" and Sarah Palin's worries that President Obama is leading us away from what the "founders of our country had in mind for us" are so far from reality that it boggles the mind.Don't these folks realize that our country, today, is vastly different than it was when the Constitution was first drafted?For one thing the physical size of the nation.....we now have 50 states...and several territories....each with their own geographical,economical and social problems. that the Federal government must oversee......not to mention the international trade agreements,treaties and global affairs that concern us all! We have problems today that didn't exist in those days, for example ,the Atomic bomb,terrorists, global warming and diseases....get a grip on reality folks!!!









~ Comments by Skazski

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tea Party Madness: Lies and Cluelessness

Gee, how naive I was in believing that the Republican promise of " Jobs! Jobs and more Jobs" was the objective in the last election! Now it seems that the "Jobs" mantra was a smokescreen for putting an end to social issues that go against their ideology i.e., Social Security, Healthcare the EPA and all the other programs that make up the fabric of our society.! I pray that when the next elections roll around the voters remember the political blackmail that the Tea Partyers used and the disaster they caused in 2011 and vote these terrorists out of office!



Keeping the lower classes in their place...........The President, and most politicians claim that "Education" is the Path to the Future for our children. Yet all over the country one of the first things cut from all budgets are funds for schools, the reduction of teaching staff to schools and repairs to those schools that have not been closed.......all of which continue the "dumbing down" of our country. After all,people who are uninformed and semi-literate are more easily manipulated.....this seems to be the mind-set of the Tea Partiers and the Far Right



It seems that the Tea Party's concerns about the government being "too big" and Sarah Palin's worries that President Obama is leading us away from what the "founders of our country had in mind for us" are so far from reality that it boggles the mind. Don't these folks realize that our country, today, is vastly different than it was when the Constitution was first drafted? For one thing the physical size of the nation.....we now have 50 states...and several territories....each with their own geographical,economical and social problems. that the Federal government must oversee......not to mention the international trade agreements, treaties and global affairs that concern us all! We have problems today that didn't exist in those days, for example ,the Atomic bomb,terrorists, global warming and diseases....get a grip on reality folks!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tea Party Taxes

Cut the Fat at the Top, Layabouts!
Here's a suggestion for cutting the budget....how about decreasing those congressmen's salaries? God knows they do little or nothing do deserve the obscene amount they are paid......and they don't even work full-time! They are eligible for the best of healthcare, a housing allowance plus the perks from lobbyists and other interests.....if we all should have to "tighten our belts", why the hell shouldn't those layabouts!!!!!!


We Need a REAL Tax Revolution!
What with the impending shut-down of the Government due to the Tea Party's stance on budget cuts......and its disregard for the citizens of our country (their salaries will continue to get paid) ....again I say cut those incompetent SOB's wages and benefits.. And as for that top 1% that pay little or no taxes....change the tax laws to a more equitable level....including those corporations that ship production overseas. What we need in this country is a REAL tax revolution!! Not an ideology that wants to include Planned Parenthood, NPR, and abortion related items that have no impact on fiscal responsibility. I wonder if those voters who elected these no-nothings now realize what a mistake that was!


Tea Party's "Moral Compass": Chaos, Not Progress
Granted, I am not an expert on many things,but neither are those fiscally ignorant members of Congress who dreamt up this recent solution to the deficit problem. It seems to me that in order to achieve economic stability we must create a more healthy job market and increase the tax base....neither of which the Tea Party is willing to consider.I t seems the "moral compass" of said Tea Party is set at chaos not progress..Their mantra of "not putting a tax burden on our grandchildren" is just a tad ingenuous.....if those grandchildren won't be able to breathe9 due to the slashing of funding to the EPA) or have safe drinking water(same as above),if they will be working in unsafe conditions and for minimum wage( due to the elimination of labor laws and unions) and if those sainted grand kids continue to fall behind the rest of the world academically and cannot compete for any type of job or leadership role (thanks to cutting funds for education) and of course, the country will be overrun with many,many more people all competing for the necessities of life(health care, food shelter etc.( thanks to the elimination of such organizations like Planned Parenthood)........would you want YOUR grandchildren to have to exist in such a world? I don't think so.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Layabouts in Congress

Here's a suggestion for cutting the budget....how about decreasing those congressmen's salaries? God knows they do little or nothing do deserve the obscene amount they are paid......and they don't even work full-time! They are eligible for the best of healthcare, a housing allowance plus the perks from lobbyists and other interests.....if we all should have to "tighten our belts", why the hell shouldn't those layabouts!!!!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Keith Olbermann

It was with shock and sadness that the word of Keith Olberman's leaving his show,on MSNBC' was felt by his many fans. His program brought out issues to our attention that the mainstream media ignored and did it in a way that was not only informative but with humor....to make them more palatable..... he treated his guests with respect and actually listened to them.....something that few other commentators do..I wish him well and hope that his absence from TV will be short-lived. 



~ Comments by Skazski

Friday, January 14, 2011

Availibility of Deadly Weapons Deranged

Putting aside for the moment the horrific cause of Saturday's tragic events in Arizona, one basic premise STILL exists....the availability of deadly weapons to those who are truly deranged..Current gun laws are too lax and are too often circumvented..A simple criminal background check is obviously not enough, some sort of psychological test should be included (like in the armed forces) before any gun permit/sale is issued..When one considers the fact that we are the most heavily, privately armed nation in the world it should come as no surprise when something like the Arizona massacre occurs. . .


Guns in Bars

Oh,Goody! Now there are some who want to not only allow guns in bars and college campuses but to allow them in Congress! Just what we need.....solve the gun problems with more guns! Can you imagine the outcome of the often nasty and heated arguments if those members were to be armed?!

Remedy is the Vote, not Bloodshed



I'm no Constitutional scholar but isn't it an act of sedition to advocate the use of arms to overthrow a tyrannical government if some think that is our own? I always thought that the 2nd.Amendment meant that we had the right to form a militia against a foreign, invading body. Our nation/government is formed by all of the people and if there is dissension the remedy is the vote. Not bloodshed.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Future and Nincompoops

Apparently Civics,Political Science and World History are no longer being taught in our public schools, because this current crop of younger candidates is woefully ignorant.....I don't worry about my grandchildren being "saddled with debt" I am terrified about the kind of world they will live in if these nin-com-poops win!

So Many Crackpots, So Little Time Left For Sanity. . .

OMG! Never before, in my lifetime, have there been so many crackpots running for public office! Based on their collective campaign proposals we are heading back to the early days of our country's history......no women's rights (we are still chattel),no labor laws/restrictions (get those kids to work), slavery is fine and dandy (stimulates the economy) no more Health Care or Social Security (no more old folks cluttering up the landscape) because life expectancy has dropped....and only the wealthy landowners will have the right to vote.....what a world to look forward to!! I can only hope and pray that there are enough fair and realistic voters out there to prevent this from happening.

Grow A Pair

Regarding Don't Ask Don't Tell.....a judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional but the Obama Administration plans to appeal that ruling because Obama wants the Congress,not the Courts, to overturn it....and we all know how Congress supports anything that the President wants....especially a Republican Congress that includes that fraud, John McC. Is it any wonder that the Prez.' supporters are losing faith in him?! C'mon, Barak, grow a pair!!!....

Big Money In, Reason Out

When Big Money comes in the door Reason flies out the window......as the recent election results show.......helped by that infamous ruling of the Supreme Court re: campaign funding/secret contributions ......so much for Democracy,ha! As was written by P.J.O'Rourke......the average American is below average intelligence.

House Speaker John Boehner: Dead Wrong on Health Care

Soon to be Speaker of the House John Boehner, says that "America had the best Health Care in the world" as a justification to scrap the current Health Care bill..... he is ill-informed! I don't know if it his ideology that is the reason for such a stupid remark or if it is genetic, but either way he is dead wrong!

Giant Step Backwards

The results are in....and we have taken a giant step backwards. The "Tea-Partiers" will have their say, the Democrats will remain indecisive, and every politician will now be focusing on the 2012 elections....therefore, nothing of any importance, nothing will be done. Anything that Pres. Obama has accomplished will be either undone or overlooked by the Republicans in the hope that they will return to power.......its all downhill from now on, folks. This has become too disturbing for me, a world where blatant lies count as truth,ignoring those who need help in order to protect megacorporations,supporting wars that drain us monetarily as well as morally and ,instead of encouraging proper education for our youngsters we fill their heads with utter crap and give them no chance against the rest of the world to flourish.. So, I say....Finito, and God bless you.
       

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Silly Season

Well, after a summer of escaping into the world of Tennis it is time to get back into the "real world"......and what a mess it is! I really didn't think that matters could get much worse but when I see and hear some of the candidates for the U.S. Senate it is clear that the inmates have taken over the asylum! 


We are now entering the silly season, AKA pre-election campaigning. We must go through a daily barrage of political half-truths and some downright lies by those who want our votes. Every hour of every day these ads are in our face and there seemed to be no escape but one......our Churches. However, now thanks to the Alliance Defence Group even that last refuge from all that blather, would vanish! This misbegotten group would have it that Pastors and other clergymen could not only campaign for candidates but allow them to be guest speakers to their congregations all the while maintaining the Churches' tax exempt status! This is so wrong,on so many levels that I hope and pray it gets the fate it deserves!! The purpose of a Church is to offer solace in times of despair and to offer hope by the words of The Almighty.!










~ Comments by Skazski

A Republican Myth

The greatest myth of all.....the Republicans Pledge to America....they claim that thousands of jobs will be saved by cutting taxes and by cutting spending.
Statistics show otherwise. Their tax cuts would only benefit about 4% of the population,who pay the same taxes on millions of dollars as those who earn less than a quarter of that amount... and by cutting spending on such items as repairing /expanding our infrastucture, health care and the environment jobs will be sharply decreased....a situation that we cannot afford in this difficult economic climate.







~ Comments by Skazski

Bechtel, Just a Small Mom n' Pop Store


A finding in a recent investigative report on Tax Law and the definition of a "small business" was a shocker! One would think that a small business was the Mom N' Pop store in the neighborhood,or the family run hardware store...but, no....it refers to the least number of owners, even if it is a megacorporation (i.e.Bechtel) and rakes in profits of millions of dollars a year ! Equality under the law? I think not! And we have the audacity to call ourselves a "democratic" country....Ha!







~ Comments by Skazski

Monday, September 27, 2010

 New Grandchild!
note from a very happy old woman; Congratulations to Kelly and Mark for bringing a brand new baby girl into our family.. 

Rafa Did It!

At last! Rafa has completed the Grand Slam!...and he is only 24 years old! I can't think of a more deserving champion. He will be tested in the coming year but let'ssee if he can repeat by winning all four majors in one year. 

Tennis Rants

Thoughts while watching the U.S.Open. If a player intentionally smashes/breaks his racket during a match he is given a warning and if he does it again he gets a point reduction......but, if a player berates and demeans an official,i.e. a linesperson nothing is said or done! Does the Tennis Association consider an inanimate object( racket) more valuable than a human being? This is not only unsportsman like it sets a very bad example for young players.

Intentional advantage???? The last 3 players that Federer met were "lefties"....in anticipation of a Nadal-Federer Final?Too bad RF met Djokavic in the semis!Who decides the match-ups?on what basis do they make their decisions? By comparison Nadal faced much tougher opponents in his early round matches......is bias afoot here? 

 Tea Party In The Garden: Wrong Path

In a weird way I understand the Tea Party's frustrations, but I think that their aim is misdirected. They should be angry with the members of Congress and Senate who have constantly blocked almost every action of the President to improve our financial situation. Cutting taxes is only going to make matters worse....it is a pity that they (Tea Partiers) are being led down the garden path and would take the rest of us with them. The Republican Party has a history of backing "Big Business" and the wealthy elite and to hell with the underdogs(us)....seems like sour grapes to me.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Well, now President Obama is getting flack for his scheduled appearance on the View.....a program that has a wider viewing audience than most press conferences or "news" shows....this after accusing him of being aloof and only giving scripted appearences......what a hypocritical bunch we are!

Why Hysteria Ove Wikileak Disclosures?

Why the hysteria about the Wikileak disclosures? They contain nothing about our troop movements and only disclose matters that almost everybody already knows or guesses. If anything they have brought home the fact that our involvement in Afghanistan is a losing proposition, in lives and taxpayers' hard earned money.....the sooner we get out of that quagmire the better. Some pundit stated that if we are to succeed in that region we should send in competent civilians to help that infrastructure instead of blowing them to hell.......bread makes more friends than bombs. And why are we giving such vast amounts of money to Pakistan when they support the Taliban in its war against us?