Sunday, September 27, 2015

Corporate Titans all Gathered for the Communist State Dinner......

There was a lot of corporate firepower at the big Communist Red China State Dinner Friday night.  All the big shots were there.  

Human rights advocates….Yeah not too many.  

Environmental activists…..Yeah not too many of them either.  

Corporate titans…..Oh yeah…..Lots of them.  Eating good too.

President and CEO, MasterCard
CEO, Apple
Executive Chairman and CTO, Oracle
Chairman and CEO, BlackRock
Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley
Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix
CEO, Hess Corporation
Founder, LinkedIn
Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
CEO of DreamWorks Animation
Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation 
CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated
CEO, MGM Resorts International
CEO, Microsoft
Founder, US Viking LLC
Chairperson and CEO, PepsiCo
Managing Director, Sherpa Ventures
CEO of the Transportation Fuels Division, General Biofuels
Chairman and CEO, Comcast NBC/Universal Corporation
CEO, International Business Machines
CEO, The Carlyle Group
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group
President, The Brookings Institute
Group President, Procter and Gamble
CEO, Legendary Pictures

Chairman and CEO, Facebook

China no Longer Hacking the USA....What A Relief.

Good news -  China has agreed to stop hacking the United States.  That is a relief.  On Monday everyone can stop using Logins and passwords because there is no longer a need.  All your cyber secrets are now secure again. 

Phew…..Nice going Obama.  Iran is no longer working towards Nuclear Weapons and now China is no longer hacking everything in the United States.  Obama makes it all look so easy.

Corporations Have No Money.....Not For You Anyways......

The reason Corporations aren’t hiring anyone is because there is no money.  None!  Not anywhere.  Really that is the honest truth. 

The reason Corporations aren’t raising wages is because there is no money.  None.  Not anywhere.
The reason Corporations are cutting employee benefits is because there is no money.  None.  Not anywhere.

The reason corporation are replacing American workers with slave labor overseas is because the money just doesn’t exist.  That is the Gods honest truth.   Corporations would never lie about that.  Corporations are honest.

The real problem is Corporate tax rates are just too high. There is no money left over after the government takes all the money.  Really….There is none left over at all.  Not anywhere.  You can look but you will not find piles of money.

How can corporations be expected to raise the minimum wage when there is no money?  Where would the money to raise the minimum wage come from?  Do you see any money anywhere just laying around?  Do you see any?  Poor people need to become more realistic about why they are so poor.  Money is not just laying around to share with them……..Really!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Communist Red China Is In Town....Lets Celebrate...

President Obama is celebrating Communist Red China this week.
There is a big State Dinner tomorrow night at the White House and the Champaign will be flowing.
This is the second Obama State Dinner to Celebrate Communist Red China in the last 4 years. Obama celebrated the Communists in 2011 too. He just loves them.
There are 196 countries on the planet and Obama has had 8 State Dinners. Two of them celebrated China. Most of the other countries don’t have nearly enough slave laborers to warrant a state dinner. When the other countries visit they can eat at the Denny’s down the street.
Obama is pulling out all the stops too. There will be a 21 gun salute on the lawn of the White House for the arrival of his honored guests. How exciting. Nothing says Democracy is #1 like a 21 Gun salute when the Communists arrive. YAY Communism.
There is a lot to Celebrate too. The Communist leader just visited the Boeing Factory in Everett Washington. Boeing announced their first factory ever built outside of the United States is going to be built in………….You guessed it….. Communist….. Red…….. China. Awesome!
Why hire Americans when you can hire slave laborers in China. Boeing wins….China wins…..Americans get screwed. Good deal all around. Pass the hors d'oeuvres. There will be plenty of smiles and back slapping tomorrow night in celebration of this fantastic news.
If there is anyone who loves President Obama and America it is the Communist Chinese. Last month Obama went to visit Alaska and the Communists were kind enough to send some of their war ships (12 miles off the coast) to say hello.
The Communists even invited Obama to their biggest military parade just a couple of weeks back. It was an event so important to the Communists they shut down all the filthy factories around Beijing to try and clear the air before other world leaders arrived.
This was an important event because it was the first public display of the Chineses new missiles designed to sink US Aircraft carriers. Very exciting……
“Dubbed the 'carrier-killer', the DF-21D goes into orbit like an intercontinental ballistic missile but upon re-entering the atmosphere employs guidance systems (technology probably stolen from America) that give it the unprecedented ability to attack a moving target, such as a carrier group at sea.
Western defence analysts say it could travel at up to 10 times the speed of sound (WOW) - faster than anything that could be deployed to intercept it - and estimate it has a range of up to 1000 miles.” (That will keep US Aircraft Carriers far away……)
Putin went to see them. He was excited. For some reason Obama decided he didn’t want to see them and didn’t attend. Pretty rude to snub a good friend like that.
Communist Red China just started working on their third military air strip on the artificial islands they are illegally building out in international waters. The islands are coming along great.
Japan is so worried about China they just changed their constitution so they can participate in foreign wars. They don’t trust that America has the ability (or will) to stop Chinese aggression and are taking action. Japan has been at peace for 70 years but China is making them very nervous.
The Chinese just made the air crew of a US recon plane very nervous too when their bullying fighter pilot flew within 20 feet of the US aircraft. Not good.
Plus lets not forget all the Chinese hacking of US computers. Government computers, Corporate computers….The Chinese don’t care because they hack it all.
They just visited Microsoft….. probably just wanted to say thank you to Microsoft (in person) for showing them the Windows source code. That was very helpful in their hacking efforts.
These are all things to celebrate tomorrow night at Obamas fancy State Dinner. It will be a beautiful evening among friends.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Reagan and the 2015 Republicans.....

All the Republican presidential nominees love to compare themselves to Ronald Reagan.
All of the current candidates are going to be the next Ronald Reagan....Or so they think.
See Reagan is Republican Royalty….The Big Daddy of modern Conservatism, and everyone is striving to be just like Ronnie. The problem is they are doing it all completely wrong.
And that is why they fail.
All of the Republican Nominees are against Illegal immigration and Amnesty. But Reagan passed the largest Amnesty in history. Reagan supported Amnesty.
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally," – Ronald Reagan 10/1/1984
If the current Republican nominees want to be like Reagan they are on the wrong side of that issue.
All of the Republican nominees are against gun control. Any and all gun control must be stopped. BUT Reagan supported gun control. Reagan passed gun control. Reagan signed the bill banning the sale of new automatic weapons. Reagan openly supported an assault weapons ban. Reagan openly supported back ground checks. Having a bullet pass inches from your heart tends to sway opinions on the matter.
So if the current Republican nominees want to be like Reagan they are on the wrong side of that issue too.
All the Republican nominees are against raising taxes. Any and all tax increases are a non starter. BUT Reagan passed tax increases. Reagan closed tax loop holes including on the rich. The rich didn’t like it and Reagan did it anyway.
If the current Republican nominees want to be like Reagan they are on the wrong side of that issue as well.
Notice a trend?
See Reagan has been built into this mythological figure…….. but the problem is the Conservatives who pray at the alter of Ronald Reagan have no idea what his record really was. There is a large gap between what todays Conservatives think Reagan did…….. and what Reagan actually did. Some education is in order.
The reality is if you really think Ronald Reagan was awesome. If you really think his record is stellar, and needs to be repeated, then you should be supporting Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders ideas match Ronald Reagans record a whole lot more than any of the current Republican Nominees. But that is only true if you look at reality. Most republicans don’t like reality. Most Republicans would prefer to play in the land of make believe.
Since that is the case…..Carry on……

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tainted Peanut Butter = 28 Years In Jail.....

The Peanut butter was contaminated with Salmonella. 

The CEO knew the peanut butter was tainted and he shipped it out anyway. 

Not shipping it out would have cost him money.  Shipping it out made him money.  Shipping it out was the better option. 

The result was 9 people are now dead.  The punishment is 26 years in jail.  That is a good result.  We need more executives in jail cells.  That is the only thing these guys understand.  Fines mean nothing to these guys.  Public scrutiny means nothing.

The only thing that these guys understand is being on the wrong side of steel jail bars.  Orange jump suits and handcuffs send the proper message. 

We need more of this.  The executives at GM who shipped out faulty ignition switches that killed people should be joining this CEO.  There are others too. 

This is a good start though.

The 14th Amendment.......

Birthright Citizenship….

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump led the charge in favor of eliminating the practice. "A woman gets pregnant. She's nine months, she walks across the border, she has the baby in the United States, and we take care of the baby for 85 years. I don't think so," Trump declared. "I believe that a reading of the 14th Amendment allows you to have an interpretation where [birthright citizenship] is not legal and where it can’t be done."

More Republican hypocrisy….

Republicans love to tell you they love the constitution of the United States.  They tell you how they want to be president so they can “Defend and Protect” the document and all it stands for.  They tell you the founding fathers knew exactly what they were doing and it should not be questioned.

With the second amendment there is nothing to question. Everyone gets guns and that is that.  NEVER question the constitution of the United States.  It is un-American.  It is wrong and it will not be tolerated.  Wars have been fought (and will be fought again) to protect what is guaranteed.

BUT when there are parts of the US Constitution that the Republicans do NOT agree with then it is OK to just ignore it.  Or reinterpret it to fit the Republican perspective.

The 14th Amendment states (In part)……”ALL PERSONS born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, ARE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES and of the State wherein they reside.

That is pretty clear cut.  ALL PERSONS…….Meaning if you are born in the United States you are A US Citizen…..Period! 

Republicans want that to be true for everyone except people who come from Mexico.  Then that part of the Constitution should not apply.  See where Mexicans are concerned the Constitution is not a clear cut document.  You do not have to take it seriously.  Those founding fathers were probably drunk when they got to the 14th Amendment.  Just ignore it.

So Remember….You only have to follow the parts of the Constitution that are Republican approved.  Any parts the Republican do not like can be disregarded.

There will be a quiz next week.  Study up.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Jebs Defense Of George W.....Weak.

George W Bush kept us all safe...... Jeb says…….
He kept us safe by starting an unnecessary war in Iraq.
He sent Solders to go fight without a plan.
He sent them without proper body armor.
He sent them without proper armor on their Humvees.
As a result 4,489 were killed…... They probably wouldn’t agree George W kept them safe.
An additional 3,481 US contractors were killed……They probably wouldn’t agree George W kept them safe either.
50,000 US Soldiers were injured. Over 16,000 of those were severely injured. 1,653 suffered amputations…….
I am sure as they sat at Walter Reed Army Hospital (while learning to use their new Prosthetic limbs) their thinking was "Boy I am so glad George W kept us all safe".
The tens of thousands of US Service Members suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (many of who are homeless) probably view the situation differently as well.
None of these people would probably agree with Jebs rosy assessment of the George W Bush record.
It was easy for George W Bush to stand with a megaphone and act like a tough guy. It is easy because George W didn’t have to go to Iraq and hope to not get blown up by an IED. The people who did have to go weren’t feeling overly safe.
The Iraqi people, and the Christians, currently being beheaded by ISIS probably don’t think George W’s was such a great protector either.
In the history of bad ideas George W’s are up there near the top.
Jeb should just be quiet.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

GE moving more Jobs Overseas.....

GE……the Company that pays NO US Taxes.
GE…… the company that is rewarded with hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Government contracts. (Take the taxpayer money and hand it over to GE.)
GE…… the Company that is threatening to leave the State of CT if the CT governor follows through on raising corporate taxes. (Any tax above $0.00 is way too much.)
GE…… the Company that is run by CEO Jeff Immelt. You know him as Presidents Obamas “Jobs Czar”.
That GE is now moving more jobs overseas because the US Government money has been turned off.
The Export import bank takes US taxpayer money and loans it to FOREIGN companies so those companies can buy US products.
Those US products are probably made overseas anyway so who really cares.
So the Taxpayer provides the money. It is given to corporate America (who employ as few Americans as possible.)
If the loan never gets paid back the US taxpayer gets kicked in the crotch. As always everyone wins except the US taxpayer.
See when the money is flowing from the US taxpayer to GE…… life is good. Wave those pom poms back and forth while jumping up and down. Yay….Corporate Welfare.
Welfare for poor people….No way.
Welfare for Billion Dollar corporations…..Yes please.
What we hear from the corporations is the government is the problem. The government needs to get out of the way and let the private sector take over.
But what we see in reality is the second the government does get out of the way all you hear is corporate whining.
Republicans killed the Import Export bank in June and now the corporate whining begins. We don’t hear corporations saying “no problem we will go get private financing at bank of America.” Hell no…….
See government is the problem all the way until the tap gets shut off. Then suddenly the government does have an important role to play. Then suddenly it is the US employee who is going to pay the price as punishment for Congress turning off the corporate welfare.
But when the tap was turned on jobs still went overseas. And when the tap is turned off the jobs still go overseas again.
So as far as I can tell there is no real change here.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Never Forget!!!!!

Crazy to think 9/11 was 14 years ago.
Everyone remembers the horrors of that day but looking back it is still jaw dropping to consider.
There were 2,977 people killed on 9/11.
In NYC there were 411 emergency workers killed.
343 fire fighters.
37 Port Authority Police Officers.
23 NYPD officers.
8 emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
The firefighters who were killed came from 75 different firehouses across NYC.
Over the course of three hours 121 engine companies were deployed including 62 ladder companies and 27 fire officers. All off-duty firefighters were recalled on that morning.
In addition to the regular fire apparatus the FDNY also deployed its only Haz-Mat unit, its mobile command center, its field communications unit, its five rescue units, both of its high-rise units, six of its squad units, and one of its two tactical support units.
Of the fire fighters killed there were 17 chiefs. 23 Captains. 44 Lieutenants.
141 Firefighters died in the North Tower.
191 Died in the South Tower.
Because the North Tower was hit first all the firefighters (from nearby firehouses) rushed to that building. The firefighters who came from further away (and showed up later) ended up going into the South Tower.
Because the plane that hit the South Tower crashed lower on the building (and at a higher rate of speed) the South Tower collapsed first. This is why most of the firefighters killed were stationed at firehouses further away from ground zero.
Overall in the North Tower 1,402 employees died.
Overall in the South Tower 614 employees died.
There were 115 nations that lost citizens on 9/11.
The ration of Men to Women who died was 3:1.
The age of the greatest number who died was between 35 and 39.
There were 291 bodies found intact.
There were 21,906 remains found overall.
There were 1,717 families who received no remains.
The number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609.
The estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051.
The percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20%
The FDNY retirements, January–July 2001: 274.
The FDNY retirements, January–July 2002: 661.
The number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300
The number of funerals attended by Rudy Giuliani in 2001: 200
The number of FDNY vehicles destroyed: 98
The tons of debris removed from site: 1.8 million
The number of days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99
The jobs lost in New York because of the attacks: 146,100
The days the New York Stock Exchange was closed: 6
The days after 9/11 that the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan: 26
The economic loss to New York in the month following the attacks: $105 billion
The estimated cost of cleanup: $600 million
The total FEMA money spent on the emergency: $970 million
The estimated amount donated to 9/11 charities: $1.4 billion
The estimated amount of insurance paid worldwide related to 9/11:$40.2 billion
The estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000
The results of what happened on 9/11/2001 are still being felt 14 years later and will continue to be felt forever.
Never Forget!!!!!