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READER COMMENTS ON
"Happy 2005 from The BRAD BLOG!"
(49 Responses so far...)
you slay me, Brad !!
LOL! And I mean that, I'm not just a smirker pretending to LOL.
Speaking of LOL, has anyone else noticed that der Fuhrer laughs exactly like a tickled chimpanzee? I'm serious. That hu-ha-hu-ha-hu-ha-hu-ha sound is the chimp equivalent of human laughter. I've seen a young chimp getting tickled, on TV, where it was compared with a boy or girl getting tickled. The Leader has reverted to the ancestral circuits of the human brain, or something, I don't know what. It fascinates me. It's like he's some kind of horrible experiment that no one should ever have conducted.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Bob Bilse said on 12/31/2004 @ 11:52 pm PT...
Careful, Brad! People judge you by the company you keep!
Seriously, I pray the new year will find your mission bearing fruit. Keep up the good fight. Give my best to Clint Curtis. My prayers are with him.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... Bob Bilse said on 12/31/2004 @ 11:56 pm PT...
P.S. - You should make one up with a shot of Karl Rove over Bush's left shoulder!
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/1/2005 @ 1:07 am PT...
And the lab that produced him forgot to give him lips.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
... QUALAR said on 1/1/2005 @ 1:17 am PT...
Things are falling into place now after Clinton Curtis’s revelations concerning vote rigging. In the 2000 presidential election after Gore was declared the projected winner in Florida, Bush said from his Crawford ranch that he was doing better than the exit polls indicated and he was convinced he’d win the state. How on earth did he know this unless he knew that the vote was being manipulated? His statement was definitely much more than just wishful thinking. Maybe the emphasis should have been directed to the vote tabulating equipment used instead of the poor “chads”.
Bush made a similar statement in this election when exit polls indicated that the vote was trending towards Kerry in Ohio and Florida. Again he said he was doing better than the polls showed. The same polls projected that Kerry would receive 51% of the national vote and Bush would get 48%. Strange that it ended up reversed, or should I say “flipped“?
If it’s proven that the vote was rigged, maybe Bush and Feeney can share the same cell. That would be a HAPPY 2005!!!!!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
... att jimmo said on 1/1/2005 @ 6:53 am PT...
God Bless GW Bush, another Ronald Reagan and a blessing to America and the World.
May you have a VERY good year Mr. President and THANK YOU for persevering and ignoring the rattlings of the disaffected two percenters of the world!
Have a safe happy productive year President Bush!
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
... T-Rod said on 1/1/2005 @ 9:13 am PT...
Atty. Jim...may the new year bring you many new places to visit on the net.......besides here....
1. Looking at the exit polls leaks the puzzle is becoming more clear. Exit polls gave a clear edge to Kerry well over the margin of error. From the 7:30 p.m. exit poll to the final numbers, Bush gained 6% --reversing a 51-48 Kerry lead into a Bush 51-48 lead. This means that after the exit poll final numbers to actual poll closing Bush needed to 88% of the votes then cast to get the numbers he shows. The sample seems be correct by polling professionals.
2. Lets go to the Clint Curtis details of the Feeney meeting at the YE. Feeney and his guys were shopping for a software that will track the default candidates percentage of trailing and reverse the results.
3. Now lets connect to the info Jeff Fisher has given.
4. Now connect this to the white house. Rove had set up a massive network with individual districts and precincts. There was a central command and control structure.
5. Certain registered democrat doiminated precincts showed a surge in 'love for Bush' on the results in Florida and Ohio. This sudden 'love for Bush' did not make a rational sense. Right!
Now connect the point 1 thru 5. There must have been some software that Feeney and goons got developed finally. Triad, Diebold and ES & S seem to have worked behind the screen for Bush. There is enough circumstantial evidences to call this election as 'some external hands of foul play'. This election fraud 2004 was planned at high level and was executed with care and detail. A lot of other clues still remains buried.
Honorable Senators! if you guys happen to read this please sit back and put the fragments of this puzzle carefully. There is enough reason for you to contest this on Jan 6th.
"Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner."-Sherlock Holmes by Sir A.C. Doyle in The Sign of (the) Four.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
... G said on 1/1/2005 @ 12:22 pm PT...
A truly funny picture ... I needed a good laugh to end 04 ... thanks!!!!
I really appreciate your honest and very fair journalism, your style of investigative reporting (with support material) ..... and "Your loyalty to America", support of "Democracyand Justice" in America.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
... G said on 1/1/2005 @ 12:26 pm PT...
The party is over.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
... Bob Bilse said on 1/1/2005 @ 12:28 pm PT...
If Bush has a productive year, that'll be a first!
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
... annrice said on 1/1/2005 @ 12:38 pm PT...
Interesting (and kind of stupid) that you'd write a letter to Bush on this page, one of the last places he'd ever look.
This is one of the worst presidents that ever lived, but that's not even the point. The crooks that he is being propped up by are the point, and also the millions of people they are misleading and defrauding. Take a look in the mirror, Jimmo. There'll be one staring back at you.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
... atty jimmo said on 1/1/2005 @ 12:43 pm PT...
Annrice: crooks propping up gw bush, your kidding now right. You dont actually BELIEVE that do you?
Ann: please wrap a bag over your phone, the telephone company is blowing out the lines this afternoon.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
... Ian Herold said on 1/1/2005 @ 12:49 pm PT...
Jimmo's right about one thing: Bush is another Ronald Reagan. A brain-damaged cowpie. A pair of wankers if ever there were such!
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/1/2005 @ 12:55 pm PT...
>>the hu-ha-hu-ha-hu-ha-hu-ha sound is the chimp equivalent of human laughter.
You are so right, Chemoelectric. And his teeth when he does this-- I have to look away! Or else it's the gaping, empty, chasm of a mouth...scares me. Don't know where it goes. It's the vortex, I think.
I'd like to have a word with the 'scientist' who conducted this mistaken experiment.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
... Freebird said on 1/1/2005 @ 1:26 pm PT...
OH! Yes attorney Jim, GOD has some very very special plans to BLESS the mass murdering BUSH!
HELLO EVERYONE! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
WELCOME TO 2005: YEAR OF REVOLUTION & THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF RIGHT-WING FASCIST CONTROL OF AMERICA!
Thought I'd convey my first thoughts of the New Year since it's been such a long time that I relayed my final thoughts of last year...last night! LOL
A little reported news item caught my attention this morning that has global relevance. Ricardo Palmera, a negotiator and leader for the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, also known as FARC, was extradited to the United States to face "drug" and "terror" charges.
FARC holds a number of hostages, including several US military defense contractors. Under the guise of the WAR ON DRUGS, the United States Military is aiding the right-wing government against the left-wing revolutionaries in a variety of ways. Seems one of the favorite targets of FARC is the oil and gas pipelines and installations of Colombia's American controlled oil and gas production and exploration efforts.
This, of course, is of great consternation to America's oil and gas President and Vice-president. As America's military aid is funneled to Colombia, it is increasinly used not to fight drugs, but to protect oil and gas interests. This includes chemically destroying the crops, land, and health of Colombia's indigenous peoples supporting FARC. Not to destroy drug growth, but to make worthless the land and regions that are prime real estate for oil and gas development.
The extradition is part of Washington's continued effort to support Colombia's right-wing government favored by Bush/Cheney and America's grateful oil and gas companies. While extraditing foreign nationals is nothing new, it is telling as part of the Pentagon's plan to support right-wing corporate interests against left-wing efforts to fight for social justice.
It is also one more step in the direction of not only a national survelliant police state, but a global police state, where the US of A becomes the international headquarters for military and judicial prosecution of ENEMIES OF THE STATE!
Whether you consider our CORRUPT STATE... CHRISTIAN DOMINION, MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE, OR MILITARY INDUSTRIAL, or a combination of any fascist right-wing parties or entities, you can be assured of one thing, those doing the warring, arresting, or prosecuting will be publicly massaged as the "legal" guys in white hats.
Which is why it is also critical to control not only a servient national media, but a global one. AKA Rupert Murdoch and associates and their purposefully slanted news bias as part of an international mind control/spin machine. Cable news, newspapers, and trash media distractions for the new satellite media control age working on behalf of what I now call the CORRUPT RIGHT-WING AMERICAN MILITARY POLICE STATE. Fondly known as CRAMPS! LOL
Joined at the hip with the Pentagon will be the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, National Security, Homeland Security, and now, our new SS Intelligence Czar, ready willing and able to protect their corporate interests from Americans, South Americans, Iraqi's, and whoever else might get in the way of their military, Christian, or oil and gas agendas.
Probably most disturbing about the Palmera extradition, is that it is one more sign of a CRAMPS global control strategy. Using the American military and American courts in tandem to hunt down, kill, arrest, or otherwise subjugate opposition to the corporate et al agenda.
While not yet able to get away with secret long term detentions and prosecutions of Americans, doing so internationally is a critical first step in establishing the precedent for future use. Whether done in Iraq or Guantanamo Bay, or sending prisoners to countries that do allow toture, the US of A is on the fast slippery slope of fascism that will some day engulf Americans as well.
George DUMBYA Bush, with the help of his new Attorney General, the pro-torture to hell with international law Alberto Gonazales, will continue to set a wide-range of legal precedents that will include torture, illegal detention and extradition, preemptive wars, and whatever else becomes "legally" suitable to protect the oil and gas industry and any other multinational CRAMPS agenda.
Of course, war is just the beginning! Occupation, planned coups, and fraudulent democratic elections are just part of the grand scheme. The destruction of entire cities, turning them into massive prison camps like Fallujah, Iraq, the overthrow of governments in Venezuela and Haiti, or the chemical despoilation of Colombian villages, is establishing a new dangerous precedent of corrupting well established international law in favor of CRAMPS global domination.
Under the radar is the secret CRAMPS operations throughout Africa, interestingly only in countries rich in oil and gas deposits or where "terrorists" may operate to disrupt oil and gas operations. Many will point to the tragedy in Sudan, only to discover the CRAMPS backing of the rebels and therefore contributing to the sectarian tragedy.
So as George DUMBYA played the front man, TRICKY DICK Cheney sat huddled with his oil and gas buddies in the Spring of 2001, reviewing the great global energy con game along with the maps of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Columbia. Their secret energy meetings, now left in Supreme Court limbo, having all the hallmarks of changing the geopolitical military energy equation. The only thing standing in their way from implementing a CRAMPS agenda was an unattentive America and a three month wait for the mass murder of 3,000 Americans.
Unfortunately, Columbia, like Iraq, only adds to the long list of White House CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. As the Ricardo Palmera's of the world are rounded up. As an entire nation called Iraq is brutally forced into submission. As human beings are transfered to Guntanamo Bay, currently under expansion, for unknown allegations and secret agendas. Two WAR CRIMINALS are allowed to live and work large and free, both sharing the quirky smirk of mass murdering arrogance, while they pretend to represent the American people in their White House.
Election fraud is despicable! WAR CRIMES and CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY are horrendous. The first they may be able to get away with. The last they must never avoid accountability.
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
... Freebird said on 1/1/2005 @ 1:34 pm PT...
Please read the excellent article WAR AS CRIME, by Nicolas JS DAVIES at www.onlinejournal.com
A great indictment of George DUMBYA and why he and his cohorts should be arrested!
We appeal to all the 'good' Republicans to join us and help prevent the great American Democracy from hijacked. One such republican whose 'stepping out' is commendable. I applaud Dr. Garth Eldritch!
We also appeal other republicans be it Senators or House of Representatives to save our Democracy on January 6th! Let truth prevail!!
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/1/2005 @ 2:21 pm PT...
My question is, who is really behind this? Wouldn't the real powers that be hide any visibility?
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
... atty jimmo said on 1/1/2005 @ 2:23 pm PT...
God Bless Zell Miller and ALL the Moderate Democrats like him. They are Democrats from the John F Kerry era, when Democrats were reasonable, hardworking, reponsible, and loved this country.
Freebird: you are not for real, right?
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/1/2005 @ 2:56 pm PT...
All empires fall. So that's that.
I think the biggest mistake they make is trying so hard to crush the resistance. The more they do that , the more power the opposition gets... like any muscle. I would worry more if they were secretive and left the resistance alone.
Iraq is a perfect example of their failure. The insurgency is doing nothing but gaining strength.
What worries me more is that there seems to be something wrong with the human creature at this stage of evolution. There were no dead animals where the tsunami hit. They know how to survive. While humans sun themselves on the beach, oblivious to their coming demise.
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
... Freebird said on 1/1/2005 @ 3:17 pm PT...
NEW HEADLINES JUST ANNOUNCED!
"AXIS OF EVIL" TO TOP BUSH'S SECOND TERM!
HAPPY NEW YEAR AMERICA!
MORE WAR & MURDER AS "CRAMPS" TURNS A SELF-PROCLAIMED "POLITICAL MANDATE" INTO "BLOODY CAPITAL"! CAPITAL FOR OIL & GAS COMPANIES & MILITARY DEFENSE CONTRACTORS!
Yes Jim, I'm for real. And yes, let's thank that racist political convert Zell Miller, the old time Dixiecrat who praises John Kerry in one speech and then condemns him during the BIG SHOW! Of course, not mentioning that almost every defense cut he claims Kerry to have supported was also supported by the speaker who followed Miller, TRICKY DICK Cheney! All those southern racist dixiecrats that jumped to the Republican Party, you can have all of them Jim! We'll even throw in Zell Miller!
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/1/2005 @ 3:25 pm PT...
With the Dixiecrats and fat cats, I bet the Republican party will fall on its own dead weight. Patience.
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
... Freebird said on 1/1/2005 @ 4:44 pm PT...
Thank you! There is a collective conscience that operates among right-wing power structures. Some operate at a visible public level as think tanks, lobbyists, politicians, religious leaders, and media. Still others slither together in private through various ties in corporate board rooms, social organizations, and even criminal enterprises.
There is no one person who runs the world, although I'm sure there are those who think they do or would like to be the "ONE". Just as multinational corporations, military industrial contractors, or energy concerns collaborate or compete as oligarchs, they also have common political and economic agendas that require common action, whether that be waging or sparking a war, overthrowing a government, corrupting a democratic election, manipulating monetary policy, etc.
Governments can cooperate and compete in the same way, such as the "Coalition of the Willing", or BRIBED. While the United States sees threats from governments it considers "rogue" states and decries their human and civil rights violations. The United States also cooperates with governments that have horrendous human and civil rights violations. American foreign policy has been hypocritical for decades, even criminal, as it supports American and multinational business interests over human, civil, and natural rights everywhere.
That's not to say that even during these foreign policy fiascos, every now and then some good has come about as a result. Unfortunately, the intent for doing good is not really there other than as a political cover for public consumption and media exploitation.
The fact is, as long as the intent is guided by what and who profits, versus what is best for all our human and natural relationships, we will be subject to those political or economic oligarchs competition and cooperation through war and the continued exploitation of our human and natural resources.
Throw in individual human greed and avarice for wealth and power, the corruption of legal and political process, then you have all the ingredients you need for the creation of a fascist state. Multiply those human failures on a global scale, then oligarchs, if left unchallenged, will encompass the world with their corruption and exploitation.
George DUMBYA Bush and TRICKY DICK Cheney are simply two of the public torch carriers for individuals and oligarchs who have their own right-wing agenda. Behind them are the monied power interests that help shape their domestic and foreign policy.
As the world heads into an era of dwindling oil and gas versus greatly increased demand, the powers that be need energy to fuel their factories, power their cities, and increase their profits before the great energy crisis comes along. The resulting sacrifice and wars over oil and gas, even fresh water, is already manifesting itself throughout the world.
The right-wing power masters "CRAMPS" are just getting ready for the great global upheaval and to control what they fear will include a much more unconvinced, skeptical, and revolutionary America. Without which they will never be able to manage the world in their favor through surveillant intelligence, preemptive wars, prison camps, torture, or individual and collective persecutions, as I mentioned regarding Ricardo Palmera from Columbia.
As a result, they must do everything in their power to keep the consumptive materialism of America fully powered, the public satiated with distractive goods and media, and otherwise try to make sure most Americans think and feel like attorney Jim. If they can't, that's what vote rigging, media control, the Patriot Act, surveillant technology, domestic military operations, and servient "law" enforcement are being prepared to do for them.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/1/2005 @ 6:15 pm PT...
I thought it was the old international banking families that were in control. The Bush family is relatively new to the game, so I wonder how far this will go. If they no longer can use him, out he goes... right?
So does the common man ever have power?
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
... Nana said on 1/1/2005 @ 7:59 pm PT...
Atty Jim commented 1-1-05 "Democrats fr. the John F. Kerry era, when Democrats were reasonable, hardworking, responsible, and loved this country? Well at last, we agree on something! Did we convert you?
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
... Freebird said on 1/1/2005 @ 8:35 pm PT...
Until we restructure government to truly represent and protect all the people, common men and women will be subject to the failings of all that is human, especially by those of wealth and power. We need some imaginative new ways to govern our human and natural world. Unfortunately, George DUMBYA is neither imaginative or representative of what we need. Worse yet, he's down right sinister and has surrounded himself with birds of the same feather.
There was a time when individuals were truly free to roam the world and be free, think free, and feel free like any other creature. Ah! The good ol' days!
That's right attorney Jim, I'm a 187,000 year old caveman left here by aliens and who is now living at AREA 51. Night all! LOL
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/1/2005 @ 9:19 pm PT...
Yeah, free to roam and be stomped on by a mastodon.
THE RESEMBLANCE ON THE POSTCARD IS UNCANNY.
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
... Freebird said on 1/2/2005 @ 9:09 am PT...
I had a pet Mastodon once! LOL
Atty Jim is suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). He is constantly demanding attention all along with his comments.
The best medication for him is to ignore him.
I agree, Bando Bling.
P.S. Keep up the good work on your blog.
COMMENT #35 [Permalink]
... annrice said on 1/2/2005 @ 12:45 pm PT...
And, Jimmo, you're blowing out your ass
COMMENT #36 [Permalink]
... jimmo said on 1/2/2005 @ 1:50 pm PT...
Violent city deaths hit historic lows
By JOSE MARTINEZ
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
New York city is a safer city — and the startling proof is in the numbers:
Not a single livery cabbie was killed in 2004. In fact, it has been nearly two years since anyone behind the wheel has been killed while on duty.
Just one pedestrian was killed last year on Queens Blvd., the deadly roadway that claimed 72 pedestrian lives from 1993 to 2000. Now the notorious Boulevard of Death could use a name change.
The murder rate continued to fall, keeping the number of slayings — there were 570 murders in 2004 — at its lowest level since the mid-1960s.
Wonderful things are happening in America now that we have a REAL Christian President!
Thank you GW Bush for your leadership! May God Bless you!
COMMENT #37 [Permalink]
... QUALAR said on 1/2/2005 @ 2:15 pm PT...
COMMENT #38 [Permalink]
... Freebird said on 1/2/2005 @ 4:00 pm PT...
Violent deaths down in New York? No connection to George DUMBYA!
100,000 + murdered in Iraq! GOD BLESS you Mr. President! You're such a wonderful Christian! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
PRAISE THE LORD!
Can I have your autograph?
COMMENT #39 [Permalink]
... T-Rod said on 1/2/2005 @ 5:43 pm PT...
Even if a Senator does stand up on Thurdsay...are we all wasting out time with this contest the vote thing....I can only determine that congress then appoints the speaker of the house as acting prez until this mess is resolved...he is republican..where does that really leave us...
T-Rod, you may be right. But wouldn't it be refreshing to have a president --- even if only a temporary one --- who can make a complete sentence all by himself?
COMMENT #41 [Permalink]
... T-Rod said on 1/3/2005 @ 4:40 am PT...
yes, and on another blog someone reminded me that Hassert is from NM...Kerry won that state...so he may have some ass kissing to do to keep his job...let's hope so...countdown til Thursday...don't know if my nerves can handle much more of this...it needs to come to an end..and soon...lol..chow!
So now you bow down and praise a president for lower crime in NY ... and fewer accidents on a particular street?
And attribute no errors to the president when anything goes wrong?
Lets see if I understand this rule: if the president is in my party then all good things are attributable to him, but nothing wrong is his fault. If the president is not in my party then everthing wrong is attributable to him/her, but nothing right is attributable to him/her.
Is that the jimmo rule?
Sounds like the infallibility of the ______ (you fill in the blank, pope, fuhrer, father, mom, dad, my teen idol, president, cub scout leader, jim jones, etc) doctrine.
What faith, what loyalty ... its the new jimmo religion bygosh!
Even if a Senator does stand up on Thurdsay...are we all wasting out time with this contest the vote thing....I can only determine that congress then appoints the speaker of the house as acting prez until this mess is resolved...he is republican..where does that really leave us...
The benefit to keep our eye on is the exposure of the public to the issues.
The news media will be forced to acknowledge that there is enough of a problem to cause some senators to take historical steps.
This exposure is good.
We cannot decide to fight for liberty only if we think we can win. No, winning or loosing is not the issue ... doing the right thing as long as we can must be our motivation.
Like a good trial lawyer that understands you do not submit PROOF, you submit EVIDENCE.
That is, a good trial lawyer knows that ONLY THE JURY can convert evidence into proof.
But we must get the evidence in front of the jury ... the american people.
They have not been given this right yet ... the right to decide on all the issues ... not just those ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS want them to think about.
COMMENT #44 [Permalink]
... T-Rod said on 1/3/2005 @ 5:55 pm PT...
Thank you Dredd..that post is the most uplifting statement I have read, seen or heard since before the election...reminded me of a friend of mine who always works hard to keep everyone positive and upbeat...thanks again for reminder of what this fight is all about..just doing the right thing.
I agree very strongly with Dredd's most recent comment on this thread, especially
"The benefit to keep our eye on is the exposure of the public to the issues."
"[D]oing the right thing as long as we can must be our motivation."
Regarding the second point, I'm reminded of a great line from Mahatma Ghandi:
"Whatever you do is bound to be meaningless, but it is extremely important that you do it."
Remember, Ghandi was a man who knew how to get some amazing things done.
COMMENT #46 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/4/2005 @ 2:22 am PT...
It's always good to be reminded of Ghandi. Wisdom does prevail sometimes.
I'm trying to be focused, and not get caught up in the panic, although it is hard. One of the best ways to resist people like this is to find one's true source of confidence. They will fall, it is simple scientific fact. We should be ready to act in the right way when that happens. Make our plans. Improve the situation as best we can. Stay good. I believe there is a natural course events take, and I want to be in synch with it all.
I like what Henry David Thoreau said:
" it is a characteritic of wisdom not to do desperate things".
COMMENT #47 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 1/4/2005 @ 3:44 am PT...
Remember, Ghandi was a man who knew how to get some amazing things done
Most assuredly. He led a movement that ended up winning democracy for the greatest democracy (population wise at one time) on earth.
Without advocating violence (actually condemning it), without firing a shot, and by getting the facts to the populace.
Against the most powerful empire at the time ("the sun never sets on the British Empire").
Thanks winter patriot for reminding us of this very important real event in history.
Thank you Dredd
You are welcome. And thank you for your participation.
All of us here, including jimmo, want our country to be good, honest, and fair. To us at home and to the world abroad.
Our struggle is caused by the scenario that develops when that is not the case.
You and most of us here feel our country is in dire straits compared to the vision we have for it.
Jimmo et al think america is just fine right now because they DESPERATELY want america to be good. Like the rest of us do. But their mistake is to lean toward denial because of powerful emotions.
But where the rubber meets the road is that most of us are quite aware that america is off course but many are not aware. Thus automatic tension.
Our focus to make them aware is a struggle that will pay off in time.
It pays us immediately because we are part of a healing energy, and it pays those we are struggling for (but don't know it) only in the long run.
In McPolitics if it does not pay off right now it is quickly forgotten. Winter patriot reminds us in his post above to remember the work of Mahatma G. He was no McPolitician!
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