Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I’ve Had It With Phony Legislation, Saturday Political Theater And de la Vega!

I’ve Had It With Phony Legislation, Saturday Political Theater And de la Vega!


If this post sounds angry I have done a good job in tempering it because I am not simply angry; I am white knuckled fist clenched “seeing-red-revolutionary-rage” angry. I have run out of patience for all the compromising, compromised wimp centrists and politically correct system kiss ups who don’t know the meaning of risk tasking and don’t have the backbone to stand up for what must be done to take back the nation preferring the comfortable anonymity and protection of the internet to the inevitable confrontation in the streets. Their denial is as real as that of a practicing alcoholic!

The Congress is back to business as usual. The Credit Card Legislation is more show than substance and has more holes in it than a good Swiss Cheese. I have this very undemocratic habit of never putting anything on my credit card that I cannot pay off when my monthly bill arrives.  It has always been that way and it has nothing to do with my full Scot Blooded Anna “The Accountant” in the next room. However, credit card companies are now free to not only rush to their last nine months of “rip-em off”, but to institute “instant credit” meaning I’ll be paying interest for the first time in my life on any card purchase, or become a cash only person.

As regards any protest here in DC; I have said it before and this is the time for the line in the sand…no more theater; either shut everything down or shut the hell up!

I really don’t care who I upset with the next comment. Elizabeth de la Vega has become a beltway blinded co-opted money grubbing publicist who doesn’t know the meaning of advocacy and confrontational litigation. She is a sellout awaiting her next call to government employment.

The Congress has sent Guantanamo down the toilet; the administration is playing games with torture and the Congress has its own theater of name calling and finger pointing blame fixing. There is a lot of spaghetti on the wall and none of it is sticking.  Pelosi will never step down from the chair short of being hailed away in handcuffs and because most of America has no real deep down expectations of Congress they will do nothing unless this nation is in an absolute uproar.  Scream about Pelosi; it’s all about posturing and allowing the torture issue to play out into a “Mexican Standoff” and no need to wrap a Nuremberg Noose for Murdering War Criminals.  Americans do not have the guts or slightly lower anatomical content to do anything that will cause the Congress to act in the fulfillment of the Constitution or to carry out the laws of this land.  We spin into a growing lawless state where the only answer is fast becoming opening the doors to everyone to carry a gun everywhere, National Parks, campuses, etc.  Do I smell the scent of “Anarchy”?  

Our Government has become a shameless, spineless sham and shambles.


The Credit Care Bill S. 627 Is A Sham Without Usury Protection

The headline today read "Reform may mean good card users pay more", even as the Senate passed their totally phony credit card bill, S. 627. The one thing that actually mattered, an amendment to limit interest rates to a very generous 15 percent was killed. With the government bailing out some of these same companies, and giving them 
money for zero interest, how greedy can they possibly get? Oh, but they had no problem tagging on a totally unrelated Wild Bill Hickok in our national parks provision. 

How stupid do they think we are? What we are left with is a cosmetic makeover which will continue to bless outrageous interest rates with no real protection for the American people at all, another charade of reform which actually changes nothing of substance. In fact, the bill expressly gives credit card companies an additional 9 months to rip 
us off without any new restrictions whatsoever. Congress needs to know they are not fooling us one little bit on this one. 

No Usury Action Page: 

Besides submitting the action page at the link above, we are asking our participants to also call their members of Congress toll free at 800-828-0498, 866-338-1015 or 866-220-0044 (all numbers just checked good) to protest their failure to actually confront the core problem .. unrestrained interest rates. They will be voting in the House in 
a matter of days. 

So what if they must give at least 45 days notice before raising out interest rates to the sky. Where are we the American people to go, as the job market collapses around our ears? The credit card "industry", just like the medical insurance "industry", is just a giant leech sucking the lifeblood out of our economy, without adding anything of 
value to it. 

The reason we are making such a point of this action is that they have the same phony reform routine planned for health care, in trying to perversely ban from public debate the one thing that would actually cure the patient, single payer universal health care. 

The 30% eaten up by paper pushing, claim denying, overpaid medical insurance company bureaucrats, has already got the rest of us barely holding on to life support. And here especially, we need to demand that we get legislation that isn't just written by corporate 
lobbyists to preserve their power to take an arm or a leg for themselves. 

So if you have not yet submitted the action page for single payer health care, please do that as well. 

Single Payer Action Page: 

And yes, you can also respond to these actions through the new Twitter gateway. For the credit card bill, just send the following Twitter reply, and add any personal comment you like. 

@cxs #p986 

And for single payer send this Twitter reply (please don't combine the two) 

@cxs #p982 

And if you want a step by step explanation of how to set up the Twitter thing here is the link for that. 

Twitter Activism Step-By-Step: 

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible. 

If you would like to get alerts like these, you can do so at 


End the Siege of Gaza!
March on Washington, D.C.
Saturday, June 6 
Gaza Solidarity Day on the 42nd Anniversary of Israel's seizure of Gaza

Saturday, June 6
Gather at 12:00 noon 
Freedom Plaza (14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW)



I Am Fed Up...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:33 AM


"ed dickau"


With these damned Saturday Political Theater Gatherings.  When You Are Ready to really shut this town down then I will rejoin the ranks.  We are fast becoming a laughing stock and taken as seriously as a common mosquito. 

Really Pissed. Ed. Dickau


A Brand New Look…Nice!


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