Tag Archive: politics

The Government can’t be expected to fix anything, if they are unwilling to fix what is wrong with the system that they have created to perpetuate the system that they wanted.

Instead of a choice of the Lesser of Two Evils, why can’t we Vote for
None of the Above.

Who else do you know that can get paid for doing nothing?,

get paid overtime for doing nothing?,

Not keeping any promises that they spread like fertilizer?

Won’t lose their pay unless they commit treason no matter how long they might be in jail for any other infractions?

Why are there Political Parties in the first place? Party On! Parties are not for getting any work done except Partying,

and for keeping out anyone who is not a Party Member from ever having an equal chance

What ever happened to standing on your own two feet, walking proudly, up holding your own merits, and rolling up your sleeves and getting a job done, one step at a time.

If any given member of a Party is not able to stand on its own, then all we really are left with is a chain composed of nothing but Weakest Links.

Cut the chains that bind them together and you have nothing but a lot of dead weights.

Right now we have 2 chains that can not pull together, that can not be trusted to work alone.

To blame one man for the lack inherent in the chains that he can not wield, that he has no power over to command, is beyond asinine.

Until each link is inspected, the rotten apples and diseased cut and separated from destroying those around them, flaws identified and fixed, you can not expect either chain to do a job, let alone a job that requires cooperation, rather than inherent corruption.

When you break it all down, and it should be broken down and inspected microscopically, the system is no longer a functional whole.

Each link is more focused on itself than the job it was elected to do.

More time, money and effort is expended by “our elected” government to become elected, and to become re elected than they spend actually doing a job.

Solution to this portion of the problem is simple.

No Reelection.
They limit the terms of the President don’t they?
Why not limits on those that supposedly do the work.

Something good might get done, so hey, break out the Filibuster! Compliance a problem, just push back the timing of the implementation and Pull its teeth by cutting funding. Send it to Committee!

Committees, Special Committees, Joint Committees, but what Commitment is actually Committed to commencing to get anything done, other than to Craft Bills, amend Riders, water down legislation to the point of evaporation of intentions, compromise by combinations that will scratch my back if I’ll support funding for projects that will make you look good to your constituents, and so on.

Take one thing at a time, address one issue at a time, let it stand on its own merits.

Oh, I forgot we can’t do that, it goes against the abilities of those weak links who are only able to stand under a party umbrella, hidden from the Rain of Reality. Platforms are built and constructed of piecemeal truths and flat out cardboard lies.

Instead of a choice of the Lesser of Two Evils, why can’t we Vote for
None of the Above.
When the Carrot and the Stick are held in the same hand the system is broken.

When there is no incentive to fix something it will not get fixed.

We are governed by those that are not held accountable in any meaningful way.

There is currently no way to make them be accountable.

The only Accountability they Count is in their Bank Accounts.

Off Shore and Swiss Bank Accounts, like the Cheese, leaves too many holes for them to hide their treasures, and there are no Cats but Fat Cats.

Even Mice once Belled the Cats.

So much for the Best Laid Plans.

We are the Mice, no longer Men.

Perhaps we the Greater of Evils, for “We the People” have long ago given up and allowed our Nation to be run not “For the People” nor “By the People”, and are now left only looking through the Peephole, locked out and away from any recourse but to
Weep for the People, we have sold our souls to the Company Store as they “Buy the People”.

Think about it PEOPLE!

Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, dared to recognize a fundamental truth:
“We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Think about it HARDER!

Even in his time, he recognized the need to work together.

Figure it out yet?>

Someone shot him, and he perished from this earth.

Lets go back a little farther with historic figures that cut wood, leave behind a rail splitter, and take up the cherry of a man, who couldn’t tell a lie.

By George! I think you know who I am referring to! It was a time when Hemp could be used in a Neck Tie Party, a Neck Stretcher, no Refer puns for the Intendants, just Hanging Participles, that should be left Dangling in the wind till they like Pheasants of the rich, rot through at the neck and fall, ready for the eating.

George chopped closer the Truth of the matter when he refused to become another King in the line of Georges, and instead gave up being President for Life.

He believed in the defense of the Constitution by stating his belief that the system of checks and balances and separation of powers within it are important means of preventing a single person or group from seizing control of the country, and advises the American people that if they believe it is necessary to modify the powers granted to the government through the Constitution it should be done through constitutional amendments instead of through force.

We do not have a single person or group that have seized control of our country, but two groups or parties, and they have effectively taken over and ruled out anyone else from getting a place on the dance card.

Check how you can get put on a ballot as something not an Elephant hiding in the peanut butter, or an Ass to Pin on the Tail. It isn’t easy, and it is costly.
And all those hoops and hooplah were created by the 2 party system.

Break the Parties, or never get into the Ball.

No Fairy Godmothers for us Cinderella’s, just the Mice making the gowns and Pumpkins to be pulled and filled, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, have their Cake and Eat it Too,
Its their Government Through and Threw.

What are we mice and shrews to do?


Ben Stein! The Glass is Half Fool? The Joke is on US! Or on the U.S.?

Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year which prompted CBS presenter, Ben Stein, to present this piece which I would like to share with you. I think it applies just as much to many countries as it does to America ..
The following was written  by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday  Morning   Commentary.

My confession:
I am a Jew, and every  single one of my ancestors was Jewish.  And it does not bother me  even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled  trees, Christmas trees.  I don’t feel threatened.  I don’t feel  discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a  bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me.  I don’t think they are  slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto.  In fact, I kind  of like it.  It shows that we are all brothers and sisters  celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that  there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach  house in Malibu .  If people want a creche, it’s just as fine with me  as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.I don’t like getting  pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting  pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in  God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no  idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist  country.  I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it  being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it  another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship  celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God ?  I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too.  But  there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from  and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many  jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little  different:  This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s  intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter  was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could  God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina)..   Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response.  She  said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for  years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our  government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He  is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  How can we expect God to  give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us  alone?’In light of recent  events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.  I think it  started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a  few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we  said OK.  Then someone said you better not read the Bible in  school.  The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal,  and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock  said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their  little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem  (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know  what he’s talking about.  And we said okay.

Now we’re asking  ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right  from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their  classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think  about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has  a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is  for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to  hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question  what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail  and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages  regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny how  lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace,  but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and  workplace.

Are you laughing  yet?

Funny how when you  forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list  because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you  for sending it.
Funny how we can be more  worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of  us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard  it…. no one will know you did.  But, if you discard this thought  process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is  in.

My Best Regards,   Honestly and respectfully,
Ben Stein

Speaking of Washington, DC I noticed at the top of the Alien Probe page is a link to your Sneaky Snake’s posting (THE MUSINGS OF A STORYTELLER BY ELEANOR LOIS TOMCZYK / how the hell did i end up here? Blog).


Sneaky Snake’s could well be a description of our Nation’s leaders or a lead in to the Alien Probe itself. After all a Colonoscopy is just a fancy name for a plumbers Roto-Rooter-ing. Plumbers and Politicians. One has Plumbers Crack, and the other you can’t trust to stay out of places like Watergate. Tape the Cracks, and Crack the Tapes! Plumbers will at least give you an estimate, and if you don’t get it fixed you might never be high and dry again.

Dirty Martini’s, a Politicians favorite. Muddy the waters, occlude the truth, and put it down as a business lunch.

What other profession can you name in which you don’t have to keep your promises?
If I break a promise I am held accountable and no one would trust me anymore.
What professionals are not held to any professional standards, don’t have a contract, and can spend all your time not doing anything productive, can even spend their time running for election for their next jobs while not doing the first one, and not have to worry about being fired?
If you or I spent all our time on the phones, or mailing out requests for money, kissed any strangers babies, we would be accused of scams, money laundering, and molestation.

Who doesn’t have to worry about Social Security or retirement because you will get your full pay, your spouse will get it if you die, can commit any crime without having to worry about losing those benefits, well of course except for Treason.

But of course its only Treason if you get caught. Why worry about that anyway, as you and your friends can make the laws, bend them and twist them, add on riders, and compromises, and so dilute anything actually meaningful into meaningless or just down right mean, if you know what I mean?

Can you even name the last time you ever saw, or heard, about Political CoOperation?

Think about it for a minute. And think about why there is a Two Party system in our Government. Its because they cooperated and established so many blocks and hoops to jump through that no other parties can join the party system.

“Its my Party, and I’ll Cry if I Want Two!” If you are not one of the Two, crying is about all anyone else can do. It’s all spilt Milk, and they own the Cash Cows.

Why can’t they do their Jobs, or even come up with a Balanced Budget? Is it because Justice is Blind? No, Justice has long been Blind, Bound and Gagged, and no longer has any place at the Table. It has joined the rest of us down on the cutting room floor, waiting for scraps.

The Romans had a similar system, they would eat and drink to excess. When they could no longer get any enjoyment, they would go into a room and cause self induced vomiting. This would allow them to return to the banquet, enjoy the fruits of others labors, over and over and over the teeth and through the gums, yum yum yum. The run off was collected and distributed to the slaves. It’s not like they actually had any time to digest the tasty food bits, and the alcohol probably killed off any really nasty bugs, so why not then get extra value out of it and make the slaves eat it? They had a word for it, Vomitorium.

Sounds pretty hideous doesn’t it? What exactly do we as tax-paying Americans get out of the system? Not nearly as much as those slaves did, it seems.

Why would politicians ever fix our system? Why did no one kill the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs? As long as politicians benefit from the system, they have no incentive to change it.
No One Man, even a President, can make them change.

The only people in our society that are guaranteed meals and housing, which is what slaves were entitled to, are our Criminal Incarcerated Elements. And from what I understand, they get health care, such as Kidney transplants.

I ask you, if someone is on Death Row, why are we giving them any medical assistance, let alone any that is expensive life extending procedures? Why are they even being fed?

They are Prisoners! They have broken the law, and are supposed to be suffering some penalties, not getting 3 square a day, cable TV, free gym privileges.

Who ever said Crime doesn’t Pay!
Just ask any Professional Criminal.
Don’t even bother asking the Criminal Professionals!

“The Seer and the Scribe: Spear of Destiny” a Review by Loren Foster

The Seer and the Scribe: Spear of Destiny
By: G.M. Dyrek
Publisher Name: Luminis Books
Imprint: Myrick Marketing & Media, LLCeBook ISBN 9781935462408
ISBN 9781935462392
Publish Date
April 30, 2011 
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Fiction > Juvenile/YA Fiction > Children’s Fiction > Historical > Medieval > Mystery > Thriller > Religion > Monastic > Crusades
Paperback: 288 pages
Amazon.com priced at $12.71

In “The Seer and the Scribe: Spear of Destiny” author G.M. Dyrek puts quill to vellum and casts illumination onto a turbulent period of what was once considered the ‘Dark Ages.’ Set in and around the medieval German monastery of Disibodenberg, our cast of players must wend their way through tough and thorny predicaments: societal expectations and obligations of young adults, to marry or take up the cloth; self imposed religious proscriptions; monastic Benedictine Rules; Papal authority and the ramifications of the First Crusade, influx of wealth and holy relics; the rise of militant religious orders such as the Order of Saint John’s Knights Hospitaller; and the greed of political leaders. All wanting a share of the humble pie.

Into this mix is thrust a young orphan, Volmar, who by using his wits and observations rises from a lowly position of stable boy to becoming the Abbot’s scribe.
Volmar’s interactions with an equally young Hildegard of Bingen, who reluctantly claims to have both visions of futures yet to come, and an ability to communicate with those now past beyond the realm of the living, test both their spiritual and worldly vows as they struggle to survive.

Piercing monastic tranquility, as once it did the side of Jesus, the legendary Spear of Longinus skewers and wrecks its cursed relic way into the heart of the story. In its convoluted pursuit more than Cocks are fought, as violence and murder impinges and walls are found to have hidden doors hinges. In the shadows books long thought lost are found, as clues to the true identity of a more recent Judas is sought.

Out of the near silence of recorded history, Dyrek breathes life into a cold case murder mystery, that will keep modern C.S.I. fans on the edge of their test tubes. Offering copious footnotes, maps and illustrations, the breadth and depth of monastic life escalate it and its inhabitants far above its juvenile fiction marketing goal.

I look forward to reading more from our Gothic crime fighting Monastic Duo. Move over Gotham city, their are new bats in this belfry!

Loren Foster https://shadolrds.wordpress.com/
“From Whom Words Shadow Doles” /DOLE archaic: one’s allotted share, portion, or destiny

George Carlin may be gone but his “shit” lives on……



The folks who are getting free shit,
Don’t like the folks who are paying for the free shit,
Because the folks who are paying for the free shit,
Can no longer afford to pay for both the free shit and their own shit.

And, the folks who are paying for the free shit,
Want the free shit to stop.
And the folks who are getting the free shit,
Want even MORE free shit on top of the free shit they’re getting already!

Now – The people who are forcing people to PAY for the free shit,
Have told the people who are RECEIVING the free shit,
That the people who are PAYING for the free shit,
Are being mean, prejudiced and racist.

So – The people who are GETTING the free shit,
Have been convinced they need to HATE the people who are PAYING for the free shit because they are selfish. And they are promised more free shit if they will vote for the people who force the people who pay for the free shit to give them even more free shit.

And – that’s the Straight Shit!
This doesn’t apply to retirees. We love the taxpayers, and we earned the free shit. This does apply to the freeloaders.