We Are FUCKED!

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My poetic pen may be drained, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot write essays on the fact that we are fucked! Yes, we are fucked! What does that mean, you ask? Good that you want to know. Well, I’ll tell you. When the banks are considered too big to fail, we are fucked. The Attorney General of these Divided Snakes Of Amurderer decided that going after the banks would be, in Eric Holder’s own words,

“I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them,” Mr. Holder told lawmakers. Prosecutors, he said, must confront the problem that “if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy. And I think that is a function of the fact that some of these institutions have become too large.”

http://news.firedoglake.com/2013/03/08/attorney-general-holder-says-banks-are-too-big-to-prosecute/

Now, ain’t that something? I thought that the reason why the American taxpayers had to bail out the ‘too big to fail’ banks was because it would stop a global economic collapse. Isn’t that what we were told? Oh and did that stop the collapse? You ain’t heard about economies collapsing all over the world? Where the fuck you been? People are still in their homes because of the bank bailout right? Bank lending is at an all time high, isn’t it? Pay Day Loan agencies are out-of-business because banks are loaning hard-up Americans, loans at reasonable rates, right? The jobless are being hired right on the spot because jobs are just so damn plentiful since the banks were bailed out, hasn’t that been the case? The economy has not only gained traction but is revving up, hot damn!, I’m right? Right? Did not all this come to pass with the bailouts? I mean that was the purpose in bailing out the banks even though the ‘banksters’ had engaged in fraud, money laundering and other dirty deeds. They were going to assure the federal government that Jane and John America would be able to stay in their homes, right? I mean, this is what happened? Uh, no! And that is a big, resounding NO!

“There was no suggestion in the statements of Bush and Paulson of any relief for the working class—nothing to stop home foreclosures or help those who have already lost their homes.”

Yep, the good old Americans who bailed out the fraudsters got FUCKED and the banksters?, oh well, remember…they are too big to fail so they got the bail. You? Not so much. So when our congressional representatives are owned by the banks that are deemed too big to fail, we are fucked.

And next up we have our ever so helpful Emperor by proxy, Despot Obadroner himself lauding the fracking industry.

“The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades,” Obama said during his fifth State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

“One of the reasons why is natural gas, if extracted safely, it’s the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change,” Obama said.


Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/196790-natural-gas-big-winner-in-speech-to-green-groups-dismay#ixzz2tjaTe1U4

Now when the president of the United States during the SOTU announces that natural gas is going to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil, we are fucked because guess what? Fracking is what’s done to get at natural gas and what does fracking do to us?

“The rapid expansion of natural gas drilling across the nation endangers human health and the environment. Nearly all natural gas extraction today involves a technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in which dangerous chemicals are mixed with large quantities of water and sand and injected into wells at extremely high pressure. Fracking is a suspect in polluted drinking water in Arkansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming, where residents have reported changes in water quality or quantity following fracturing operations.
http://www.nrdc.org/energy/gasdrilling/

Isn’t that great? If you like being sick and if you just love polluted water, then fracking ain’t a goddamn worry, is it? Now on the other hand, if you value your health, too bad! Kiss it goodbye. Energy is more important. Never mind that that energy comes at a high cost both to our health and to that of the planet that sustains us. No problem, man AND woman, girl, boy, child, baby! Why, we’ll just suck it up and deal with birth defects, cancer, respiratory problems and a whole list of other issues that will soon surface, just you wait. But don’t wait too long ’cause we’re running out of time, see? Or do you?

Wake the fuck up America and realize that we are FUCKED!! Now, just what the hell are YOU gonna do about it? Suck your thumb and pretend to be dumb about it? Well, you can’t! Not if you’ve read this because I’ve educated you apathetic motherfuckers. I just took your goddamn rose colored glasses off, stomped the shit out of ’em and educated you ‘misedumacated’ fuckers! Now take a goddamn look around and tell me, people of the goddamned Divided Snakes of Amurderer, how FUCKED are YOU? And better yet, just when the hell are you gonna cut the bullshit, get with the program and realize that you ain’t got a goddamn future to plan for? Fucking retirement is the last goddamn thing that should be on your complacent ass mind. Wise the fuck up and get with it. The world is going the fuck off. Now, it’s OUR turn, fucking Divided Snakes of Amurderer. Again, what the fuck are you waiting for? To get drone struck? Don’t worry, Emperor Despot Obadroner will get around to your fucking ass, that is if your polluted fracked water don’t get to your ass first. And know this, your goddamn smartphone won’t do you any goddamn good, nor will all your Facebook followers ’cause they’re fucked too, now tweet this shit, complacent motherfuckers!

An Open Letter to Barack Obama

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Dear Puppet Obama,

I am going to try and keep this letter to you, as disrespectful as I possibly can. First of all I would not like to take this opportunity to inform you that I foolishly voted for you not once, but twice. I voted for you the first time around because I protested the war in Iraq and the second time because the only alternative(other than not voting at all) was Mitt Romney. I knew that the Iraq war was based on lies long before the truth that it was indeed based on lies, ever came out.  So here you come along all fresh and new and young and spouting off about how you are against dumb wars. I sigh a huge sigh of relief because I’m thinking that finally, here is a person that is truly just as war weary as I am and so I went to the polls and voted for you. Many thought that I voted for you because….and wait for it…you’re Black! No, that wasn’t it. I’ll even let you in on a little secret. Since I was in Minnesota at the time and Minnesota is just overflowing with white folks and I am just bumping into them all the time, I was privvy to many conversations by those whose skin pigmentation is much lighter than my tan one. Many of them were voting for you and not because of your complexion but because they were thinking the same thing that I was, that you would be so war weary and would understand that we are too, that you would not get us embroiled in another conflict, another war that is. Others stated that they voted for you because John McCain was just too damn old!  How innocent and trusting we were. How completely naive we were to believe that you would be different, that you hadn’t lied and sold your soul to the puppetmasters. Oh, yes, you tricked us and you tricked us out.

But I digress. We watched while you decided to ensure that there would be health care for all and then we watched when you caved-in on the public option to the republicans. We watched and took note when you failed to do anything about the Bush bailouts that bailed out the biggest fraudsters in history, the Wall Street bankers, a bailout paid for by us and again, we watched those same crooks push bad loans on to people who were trying to realize the ‘American dream’ by seeking to become homeowners. We watched as report after report came out stating that those who were actual prime borrowers were steered into taking out subprime loans and we watched as churches were foreclosed on. We watched dreams shrivel and die. We watched the creation of homeless tent cities resulting from the criminal behavior by those beloved ‘too big to fail’ fraudsters on Wall Street who after we bailed them out, turned around and rewarded themselves with multi-million dollar bonuses.

So, I ask when will the statistics of the poor and the homeless, the uninsured and the hungry, the seniors who must choose between medication and food, when will their numbers, their statistics demand that they are too big to be left to fail? When will you concentrate on the little children in this country since you have so much compassion for the little children in Syria that you had decided to strike the hell out of them to prove it? You see, there was a child by the name of Deamonte Driver, twelve years old who was here in America, writhing on some floor in Prince Georges County, Maryland who died because an infection from a tooth spread to his brain and killed him. Yes, yes, I know, it was before your time in the White House, but we both know that there are thousands of Deamonte Drivers who are at this very moment dying or ‘writhing’ in pain because their parents cannot afford needed medical care even with the passage of the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act(PPACA) because many remain unemployed and if they have medicaid, there is often a wait of several months to be seen. I know this because in a little town in Virginia where I was born, I spoke with parents of children who had serious dental issues and they were waiting months to be seen. Adults who had worked until retirement and saved for it are waiting for medical services from ‘free clinics’ because they cannot afford health insurance. Many times, it took a herculean effort from me to even look these people in the face because of how bad their teeth were. What about those people? Do they even matter? Every single one of them voted for you, stood in long lines to do so. What are you doing for them now?

As you know, the Black community overwhelmingly voted for you and even now, the majority of them will not hear one harsh word uttered against you. You are undeserving of such loyalty as you have done nothing to earn it. You have ignored their plight. You have spit in their face. How little did they know that you had nothing in common with them. Your skin color does not make you Black, only the white man’s ‘one drop’ rule made you check the box, “African-American” on your census form. You have nothing in common with the descendants of African slaves, that is not your heritage, but it is mine and it is theirs, the ones who voted for you, myself included. What did we expect from you? Certainly not what we got, total and shameless contempt for us. With every speech you have given about the Black community, you have deliberately pointed the finger at us and blamed us for not hiring ourselves. You have blamed us for the double digit Black unemployment figures.  You have blamed us for the disintegration of our families and our neighborhoods due to unmitigated poverty, drugs and crime and gang violence. You have blamed us for the discrimination that we face on a daily basis. You have blamed us for the mass incarceration of our young Black men when they cannot get a good education and instead turn to criminal activity. You have blamed us for a poor public education system that is found in inner cities all across America. You have blamed us for not following in your lofty footsteps. You have accused of us of not working hard enough. You have chastized us, disrespected us, blamed us, degraded us and denounced us and to make matters worse, you went so far as to do this when speaking at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was so above you in stature, in integrity, in honor, humility and compassion that there is no comparison and you defile him when you even so much as utter his name. He would be ashamed of you! He would chastize you! He would have nothing to do with you! And as to why? We both know the answer to that!

Finally, you have your place in history, of that you are assured. But history will not look favorably upon you and neither do I. History will show that you were undeserving in being called the first Black president of the United States of America because that, you are not. Your history is not our history. You are the first  Kenyan/Caucasian American president of the United States because the so-called ‘African-Americans’ born in this country are the descendants of slaves and that, you are not. When you stated that you would be a “president for ALL Americans”, you did not include ‘African-Americans in that statement because your subsequent actions demoted that statement to a lie. And just as you lied about your reasoning behind military strikes on Syria, we have found that we cannot trust you as you are a proven liar. You even lied when you ran as an anti-war candidate and now you want to engage us in a war based on fabrications, lies and chemical weapons. You know the history of this country and you know that this country has used chemical weapons on numerous occasions and had no problem doing so. You are dropping drones on people as I type this. You are eradicating more of our rights. You are shredding the constitution. You? Anti-war? In the words of South Carolina’s republican representative Joe Wilson, “You lie!”

Wishing that we could impeach your sorry, worthless ass(but who of any worth could take your place?).

Signed,

Shelby I. Courtland

‘The Rich Got Richer’

There is a new report out today(http://lifeinc.com/_news/2013/04/23/1788268-rich-got-richer-during-the-recovery) that should come as no surprise to many, the ‘rich got richer’. For the rich, the good news just keeps on comin’. Is anyone thrown off guard by this bit of news at all? I ask because on previous posts, I have already been stating this. Who knows, maybe they took the hint from me although I’m certainly no economist or expert on the stock market. I just tell it like I see it.

For many Americans, there has been no recovery and no recovery is likely forthcoming as they’ve not had anything to ‘recover’. Having lived all their lives in abject poverty, it would be pretty amazing to recover riches they’ve never had. The estimated 49.7 million Americans living in poverty have no skin in the ‘rich got richer’ game. They do not have a stock portfolio to keep track of. They can barely put food on the table, keep a stable roof over their head and pay medical expenses. Having this bit of ‘news’ about how the rich got richer is a slap in the face to those who are working and who helped to make this happen, the rich getting richer, that is. You see, with the low wages that corporations pay their workers, thus cutting their bottom line, the rich can afford to get richer. Without having to hire any new workers due to working a skeleton crew until they become actual skeletons is beneficial to costcutting. This has been the scenario for decades. It’s just gotten worse. Not to forget, cheaper foreign labor. No need to adhere to labor laws here in the U.S. when you can ship the jobs overseas and cut out benefits, performance raises and bonuses. After all, bonuses(in millions) are for corporate executives of companies too big to fail when their companies got bailed out by the rank and file taxpaying American citizens. Lest we forget, here’s a bit of a recap:
The American International Group, which has received more than $170 billion in taxpayer bailout money from the Treasury and Federal Reserve, plans to pay about $165 million in bonuses by Sunday to executives in the same business unit that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year.
The payments to A.I.G.’s financial products unit are in addition to $121 million in previously scheduled bonuses for the company’s senior executives
And here we have Wall Street engaging in fraud but since the companies were too big too fail, what’s a little fraud? Now, getting caught with a dime bag of weed, that’s a whole different ballgame altogether! It’s best to engage in ‘white collar crime’. Let me tell you! You get richer and a free ‘never go to jail’ pass.

Ted Kaufman: Wall Street Prosecutions Never Made a Priority
Well, we found out there were loads and loads of people that did things to feather their own nests.

So, who just can’t wait to hear this good news for the rich? The homeless person looking for shelter tonight? Or the hungry person turned away at a soup kitchen? How about the unemployed person who has exhausted their unemployment benefits and just received an eviction notice? And what about the person who needs a $50,000 medical procedure that is not covered by insurance? Or maybe, the person who just filed bankruptcy due to a medical bill that they just couldn’t pay?

Yes, the rich get richer and the poor get…well…they get to continue to be poor. Bottoms up! Or is that ‘trickle down’?