All Hail, The Mighty Supremes!

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The Supreme Court has blocked Obama administration rules designed to sharply limit the hazardous air pollutants that spew from the nation’s power plants.

The justices by a 5-4 vote agreed with the coal industry and Republican-led states that said the forced cutbacks were too costly and could lead to power outages.

Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking for the majority, said it was not reasonable for the Environmental Protection Agency to proceed with the new rules without weighing their cost, estimated to be about $9.6 billion a year.

 

So, let me get this straight, we can only have clean air, water and food if it is cost-effective to do so and if it is not cost-effective, then to hell with clean air, water and food. We are certainly in good hands thanks to those ever so environmental-friendly Supreme Court justices. The planet which sustains life is being destroyed as are we because it is not cost-effective to reduce the pollution that is killing the planet and all living things on it. This leads me to ask a question. When will someone figure out that the Supreme Court justices should be locked up in a psychiatric hospital? I ask this because it is extremely clear to me that they are insane and what is equally clear is that they are receiving bribes and kickbacks from the coal industry and every other polluting industry and that this in turn has rendered the Environmental Protection Agency, impotent. There is to be no protection of the environment because to hell with the environment, only bulging pockets should be protected. I suppose the Supreme Court justices all live in a bubble and do not breathe the same air that we do, they must not eat the same foods that we do, nor drink the same water that we do since it is quite apparent, that they are not at all concerned about what goes in their pie hole and up their goddamn nose. Let us all celebrate our imminent demise.

 

And speaking of imminent demise, the Supreme Court also decided that those who are on death row can just writhe in agony as they are put to death thanks to their support of a drug that has been known to have no efficacy in controlling pain during surgery and cannot be used, but this drug is acceptable to be used on those who are cooling their heels on death row when the time comes for them to be put to death because killing people always solves everything. It brings ‘closure’ to the victim’s family, I suppose. There is no ‘closure’ more final than death, but to take a life for a life could never make it right. State-sanctioned killing should be as unacceptable just as if I walked up and killed my neighbor.

The conservative majority ruled that to prohibit the use of midazolam, a sedative that has left some death row prisoners seemingly able to feel pain from the next two drugs in a three-drug cocktail, would have unfairly tied the states’ hands.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the 5-4 decision for the argumentative court. All four liberal justices dissented vehemently; two said capital punishment is probably unconstitutional and urged the court to consider a broad challenge in the future.

WOW! Two Supreme Court justices stated that ‘capital punishment is probably unconstitutional’ but the law of the land still calls for capital punishment by means of a drug that doesn’t even work. The Supreme Court is on a roll, indeed.

And so we come to the greatest ruling of all, same-sex marriage; now the law of the land. Get out the banners, march in the parades and line up at city hall or whatever church will have you and join in ‘wholly’ matrimony. Those of you who are celebrating same-sex marriage, don’t breathe too heavily a sigh of relief because the air is filled with toxins, thanks in part to those same Supreme Court justices that granted you the right to marry also deemed it too expensive to keep you healthy, while allowing death row inmates to writhe in agony. Enjoy your time with each other while you can for death creeps ever closer and if by some chance, your love fades for your lover, try to desist from killing him/her, especially in a state that still allows for the death penalty because again, the same Supreme Court justices that granted you permission to marry also maintains that there does not have to be put in place, a way to send you off to your reward, humanely.

I Put America Up For Sale!

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I make promises all too easily.
Why should a conscience be my guide?
When I break each and every one of them,
I then blame the other side.

I promised hope and change,
and to close Guantanamo.
But now I blame it all on congress.
They are my eternal foe.

When I had the votes to get it done,
I just pissed two years away,
And now my legacy is in the toilet.
Behold, my feet of clay.

There is blood upon my hands,
from the innocent I did bury
underneath the desert sands;
those found guilty by no jury.

I am the judge and executioner;
the harbinger of death.
I bow before my masters.
For them, I’ll sink to any depth.

I am a father to my children,
and a husband to my wife.
And yet I aid and abet,
in the taking of a life.

Don’t ever make a promise,
that you know you will not keep.
Never promise hope and change,
when you’re willing to sell it cheap.

I have made my bed and it is soft.
My nest is feathered well.
I did what I had to do.
I put America up for sale.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

When Barack Obama first ascended to the presidency, the Democrats controlled the House and the Senate. The time to get things done would have been that two year period when he had the votes necessary, but his focus was on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was eventually signed into law with much fanfare, but did little in the way of relieving so many Americans of the high cost of health care. People are still losing their homes and going bankrupt if they become seriously ill and there are many who fall in the gap of ineligibility. We have here a lack of hope and change.

And yet, where is the concern over the high cost of incarceration? It costs approximately $40,000 a year to house just one inmate and yet schools are closing for lack of available funds. But no one has suggested closing prisons when many are incarcerated due to mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, “three-strikes” laws and the so-called, war on drugs, which usually means, low-level drug offenders caught with trace amounts of drugs on them, instead of being cited, they are locked up. With an estimated 2.3 million people incarcerated in America and the majority of them are African-American and Hispanic, prison has become the new slave pen. How is it that the U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly a quarter of all of its prisoners? Answer: Because they’re Black and Brown people, that’s why. Again, what we have here is a lack of hope and change.

As we all know, segregation is still in play and with the fact of that, we now have what is called,’ the school-to-prison pipeline where mostly inner city children of color are herded from the classroom straight into the juvenile and criminal justice system. They are not to learn, they are to head straight to jail and remain there. That’ll cut down on the need for funding for education especially since the funding for education is being funneled into the criminal justice system. You see any signs of hope and change here? No, just more signs of America up for sale in the form of America’s children for sale to the prison industrial complex.

Although there is no way to accurately count the number of homeless people, those who are attempting to do so, have posted statistics that are shatteringly horrific. According to an article in the Huffington Post, the number of homeless children in America has surged to an all time high and show no signs of abating. More hope and change?

And wasn’t Obama against dumb wars? As opposed to what? Smart wars? All wars are dumb wars because bombing people never solved anything. Ask those pesky ‘terrorists’ that just keep popping up in countries that America has bombed to smithereens and then went back to do it again or never even left to begin with. And let’s not forget the deposing of legitimate leaders if not outright murder of other nation’s leaders. Obama has certainly been heavy-handed with those damn killer drones and it would appear that the innocent are the target because innocent people are targeted for ‘extermination’. Got to keep the warmongers happy. Over 2,400 innocent people are dead because we voted for hope and change and what we got was ‘criminally insane’! Barack Obama, another sell-out, a war criminal, a liar, a hypocrite, a murderer never intended to bring hope or change to the ‘business as usual’ status quo in Washington. Those of us who voted for him are more than likely ashamed that we did so. We were duped because we wanted to believe that there was a chance for change and now we know that there is no hope for change.

Yes, Barack Obama put America up for sale and in the process drenched her with the blood of innocents while the drums of war beat on.

If ‘whites’ Were Not Allowed?

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The white savages killed off so many Indian tribes.

They stole their land with firewater and worthless beads as bribes.

The Indians never stood a chance against savages with a gun.

A bullet will always out pace a horse, even at a run.

An entire continent could not escape the thieving ways of man.

They plundered Africa’s wealth and stole its people for their plan.

With blood dripping everywhere, the savage whipped the broken slave.

We know who fucked the world up and who no good could ever save.

White savages will forever enslave all Black and Brown folk,

and if they rise to try to fight, they’re hindered by their yoke.

No good did ever come from the white savages rule on earth,

as they seek, destroy and kill amidst such peals of mirth.

Is it funny to this day, what those savages have wrought?

Do you find the time to laugh since in slavery, you’ve been caught?

When they finally destroy this world with their nukes and fracking sites,

and since the people have been cowed and deprived of all their rights

will the last to close their eyes see beyond the mushroom cloud,

to what this world could have been like if ‘whites’ were not allowed?

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

I know that this world would NOT be as fucked up as it is now. Everywhere on this planet that a ‘white’ foot has stepped; devastation, disease, plunder and death has followed. No other group has managed to crawl all around the world bringing with them that much destruction.

On August 2, 1939, just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany to purify uranium-235, which could be used to build an atomic bomb. It was shortly thereafter that the United States Government began the serious undertaking known then only as “The Manhattan Project.” Simply put, the Manhattan Project was committed to expediting research that would produce a viable atomic bomb.

http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/atomic_bomb.htm

The brilliant light from the detonation pierced the early morning skies with such intensity that residents from a faraway neighboring community would swear that the sun came up twice that day. Even more astonishing is that a blind girl saw the flash 120 miles away.

Upon witnessing the explosion, its creators had mixed reactions. Isidor Rabi felt that the equilibrium in nature had been upset as if humankind had become a threat to the world it inhabited. Robert Oppenheimer, though ecstatic about the success of the project, quoted a remembered fragment from the Bhagavad Gita. “I am become Death,” he said, “the destroyer of worlds.” Ken Bainbridge, the test director, told Oppenheimer, “Now we’re all sons of bitches.”

(Not true! You’re worse than mere ‘sons of bitches’!)

After viewing the results several participants signed petitions against loosing the monster they had created, but their protests fell on deaf ears. NATURALLY! The Jornada del Muerto of New Mexico would not be the last site on planet Earth to experience an atomic explosion.

The Story of Hiroshima

Immediate Aftermath

In less than one second, the fireball had expanded to 900 feet. The blast wave shattered windows for a distance of ten miles and was felt as far away as 37 miles. Over two-thirds of Hiroshima’s buildings were demolished. The hundreds of fires, ignited by the thermal pulse, combined to produce a firestorm that had incinerated everything within about 4.4 miles of ground zero.

To the crew of the Enola Gay, Hiroshima had disappeared under a thick, churning foam of flames and smoke. The co-pilot, Captain Robert Lewis, commented, “My God, what have we done?”

‘God’ had nothing to do with it!