Why Attempting To Shut Down The Democratic National Convention Is Too Little, Too Late!

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The Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, PA from July 25-July 28.

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is the gathering at which delegates of the United States Democratic Party will choose their nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2016 national election.

So, got your protest sign dusted off and ready for action? Got your ‘tear gas’ repellant handy? I really don’t know if there is such a thing, but I thought if, just in case there is, you could include it because you are going to need it. Now then, got someone’s phone number memorized so that you can use your one phone call to call them for bail money? Got your insurance card stuffed in your backpack so that if you get beaten about the head by the KKKops, when they finally let you out of jail, you can head straight on over to the hospital and have your injuries checked out?

I would not go anywhere near the Democratic National Convention for the very reason that it would do not one bit of good. The attendees at this convention already know that there will be protesters there and that extra KKKops have been called in to help with the arrests. The KKKops will be fully prepared to deal with your ass when you show up. Have you forgotten about all of the armored vehicles that are now patrolling the streets of our cities thanks in part to the Department of Defense(DoD) transferring over $4.3 billion of military equipment to the police? That is going to come in handy when they need to control your ass. And control you, they will. This is exactly why we are at this point. Because we have been controlled and we did not care. So now, at this late hour, we want to start showing our outrage over this sham voting system that we have that has been rigged from day one. We want to protest over the fact that we allowed things to disintegrate to what we see today.

Yes indeed, go to Philadelphia and protest. Take your bandanas and wrap them around your face. Take whatever you can with you to keep your eyes from streaming when the KKKops spray them with mace and then tear gas your ass. And then ask yourself on the bus ride home, “What did I accomplish?” No need to ask, I will tell you. Not a goddamn thing, unless you think that getting a misdemeanor and having to pay a fine, is an accomplishment, if you think getting tear-gassed is an accomplishment, getting beaten about the head by the KKKops is an accomplishment. And some reporter might actually capture a picture of you with tears streaming down your face while being hauled, unceremoniously, into a police van and then whisked away to a stinking holding cell with hundreds of others, sitting around one funky ass toilet.

So, yes indeed, take your ass to Philadelphia and protest the entire time over the fact that you failed to act until now and now, you think that by running to Philadelphia where the elites will be holding their “Fuck you over” ceremonies, that they will actually consider why you are outside somewhere, getting your ass kicked by the KKKops  and they will recognize and give a shit over your dissatisfaction with the electoral process in AmeriKKKa.

When you were busy hanging that filthy rag that is a symbol of this nation on Flag Day, when you were busy celebrating Memorial Day, thanks in part to those who will be attendees at this convention since they are the warmongers,  you could have been protesting, en masse, consistently. Only a sustained movement could make a difference. Your sporadic attempts to protest on certain days and at certain events is not going to get it done. And the elites know that you cannot sustain a movement because you’ve got to rush back to your Wendy’s “Can I take Your Order,” $7.25 an hour part-time job, that is, up until they replace you with brand new kiosks. You’ve got to rush back to your retail sales job that is already up in the air because retail stores are shuttering their doors in unprecedented numbers.

You have waited too late to go rushing around to protest because now that your ass is grass, thanks to apathy and complacency that was the rule of the day for decades too numerous to count and the bill collectors are nipping at your heels and you’ve had to move back home with mom and dad because you’ve got student loan debt out the ass and no way of paying it back, it’s now, protest showdown time in Philadelphia. This is not the old west where you can just shoot it out with your enemy in the street and become the biggest gun in the west until somebody faster than you comes along and drops your ass. Newsflash, your ass has already been drop kicked and you’re about to hit the ground. And so now, it is protest time.  Again, too damn late!

Take a look around you. Read the news. How many times have Negroes taken to the streets to protest over the murder by racist KKKops of other Negroes and what were the results? Even more killings of Negroes by racist ass KKKops, that’s the result. But you say, “You’re not a Negro” and to that I’ll simply say, “It does not matter. If you do not belong in the top income bracket, again, your ass is grass, but you just thought that it couldn’t happen to you. Well, it could and it did!” And so now, you want to protest over the direction this country is going. Too late. It is going there and there is nothing that you can do to stop it. When there may have been a point in time to nip this in the bud, we did nothing. And now we think that a hashtag and a Facebook ‘like’ is going to get things done. Well, you may meet up with some of your Facebook friends at the Philadelphia protest, but in the end, every single one of your Facebook friends will be just as fucked as you are; tear gassed and beaten by the KKKops, arrested, jailed, fined and sent back home with their tails tucked between their legs. Just ask those who were once, OWS (Occupy Wall Street).

Regardless of who slithers inside the Oval Office, whether it be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, this house of cards is going to continue to collapse. Wars will continue. Wall Street will continue its game of smoke and mirrors, jobs will continue to be outsourced, robots will be rolled off assembly lines to take the jobs of ‘humans’, trade agreements will result in more income inequality which will add to the numbers of the unemployed, the homeless and the uninsured until it gets around to affecting US all. Food stamps will be gutted, AGAIN! Funding for other social programs will get cut, again and the soup lines will be endless and more tent cities will pop up. This is the AmeriKKKa that we sat on our ass for decades and waited for. But, you go right ahead and protest now what has already been put into play!

Oh, and before I forget, remember to wear Red, White and Blue on Independence Day. You won’t need to ‘wear’ those colors to your protest at the Democratic National Convention near the end of July because you’ll see those colors, aplenty when the KKKops get through with the disgruntled, FINALLY disillusioned, tired and poor huddled masses of protesters.

 

So What If The TPP Agreement Is NAFTA On Steroids?

 

 

 

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Just because American workers lost more than 700,000 jobs to Mexico thanks in part to NAFTA(North American Free Trade Agreement, a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the U.S.), is no guarantee that we will see more of the like with this new trade agreement that has been shrouded in transparent secrecy. Our government would never sell us down the river. Oh Damn! My bad! Since they sold my ancestors down the river, it is a sure bet that the rest of you guys can rest assured that they’d sell you down the river just as fast. But not to worry! The descendants of the ‘Africa-to-America’ Slave Trade are doing great! Just look at the statistics of cities like Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, Chicago-South Side, North Philadelphia, Camden, NJ, Compton, CA and the list just goes on and on and those living in those cities can bring us up to speed on the ‘drug trade’. See! So many different ‘trade’ agreements and here, we want to have a hissy fit over this TPP trade agreement. And I have not forgotten this next group.Those made homeless by the loss of jobs to Mexico, AGAIN thanks in part to NAFTA are still homeless and are willing to teach the rest of us the ins and outs of homelessness. The ‘homeless trade’ where those that once had jobs and homes lost them both and entered into a new trade agreement between the streets, the jails and gentrification. Those people are traded by city hall and developers(hell bent on gentrification) from the streets into ‘for-profit’ prisons. There is that pesky ‘trade’ thing again folks. But hark! Never put the homeless down for it is always nice to have friends in ‘low’ places for ‘just in case’ scenarios.

Americans are in an unrighteous uproar because they see the TPP as a really, really bad thing when quite honestly, it is not!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a free-trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP is an ambitious effort to shape a comprehensive agreement that would not only reduce tariffs and other barriers to open markets, but also establish leading-edge standards on a range of issues affecting trade and international competition. For instance, negotiators are working to set up rules on intellectual property rights, government procurement and the role of the state in private enterprise.

Free trade has been making the world go around since man first discovered that man could freely trade one country for another, could freely trade one country’s people for another, could trade one country’s resources for another. Although in all honesty, calling it ‘trade’ is quite a stretch when that trade involved trading the shores of the British Isles for a stolen ‘traded’ America. And then, we have the ‘slave trade’ which did not elicit much ire from those who prospered by it since most of the ‘founding fathers’ certainly did, not to mention, their progeny and as I look around, quite frankly, many people of a certain complexion are to this very day, prospering from the ‘slave trade’.

I wonder why it is such a bad thing when trade adversely affects a certain group as opposed to another. Hmmm…. Something else to ponder, I guess. It would seem to me that what comes around, goes around and it is not hardly enjoyed by those who were enjoying prosperity; not by their own sweat, blood and tears, but by that of others. When the shit comes home to roost, it is then time to get out the protest signs and protest the consequences of trade agreements only when those agreements could negatively impact me, myself and I. To hell with you! Now, this is about me and I denounce in every way, the vileness, the lack of transparency and the secrecy behind this new trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it is not in my best interest. No, not this particular trade agreement! To those of you who are products of the ‘slave trade’ “Too bad!” To the 45 or so Indians left in America, too bad, the English traded the shores of England for America and to those of you made homeless by NAFTA, too bad you are still homeless but now that this shit is about to be shoved up my ass, it is time to scream, protest and denounce THIS shit! We are SO selective in our outrage and so late to the party!

Welcome to the New World Order! “Obey your masters!,” said the slaveholder to his slaves and so it is written and so it shall be!

Would any American like to make a trade agreement with Iraq whereas you trade places with those who have been reduced to refugees thanks to America? Would any American like to make a trade agreement with Afghanistan whereas you trade places with those who have lost loved ones thanks in part to your sons killing theirs? Would any American like to make a trade agreement with Yemen whereas you trade places with those that cannot escape drone strikes paid for by American tax dollars and the people of Yemen can come here and drive your SUV to the mall while you dive for cover in Yemen? Would any American like to make a trade agreement with the people of Libya, a Libya that is on fire. Let them trade places with you so that they will know clear skies and have options and choices as opposed to bombs and militants and skirmishes and fires. Would you like to make a trade agreement with them, America? Go on over and ‘trade’ your lot for theirs! Where are your protest signs over the trade agreement of your tax dollars for bombs and drones to kill innocent people? But if there is about to come down the pike, a trade agreement that could ultimately impact your cushiony American lifestyle, why you, along with your protest sign is there! And don’t even pretend that it is not all about you and is in fact about how this will impact people of other countries because since when have you cared about them?

The State of the Union Speech…for real!

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First of all, let me be clear, I did not look at the State of the Union speech last night, but here is my take on it.

“My fellow Americans, let me be clear. I love you all and I love America! We are at a turning point in America’s history. I have created so many unemployed people, that I have been contacted by the Guinness Book of World Records for this submission. I have closed so many retail stores, I believe I have broken another record. I have drone struck so many innocent people in foreign lands that our drone program is in no danger of ending. I have deposed so many other evil dictators, the world is a much safer place, especially in Libya and Iraq. That mess I got started over in Ukraine, uh, I mean…that Putin got started over in Ukraine is going just as planned. Venezuela is feeling our wrath and will continue to do so until they realize just who is in charge of their country. I have opened relations with Cuba for our, uh, their benefit. Oil production is at an all-time high and our shale industry is doing great. In fact, I just received a thank you letter from some folks in Texas who haven’t yet received their lay-off notices. Real bad Black folks who were caught with a dime bag of weed on them will be incarcerated for 30 years and so white folks, go ahead and take that deep sigh of relief. The prison industrial complex is in full swing and mostly privatized as that is what free market enterprise is all about. The government should not corner the market. There are enough prisoners to fill all institutions. There is no need for more schools since our poor are in prison. There is no need to pass legislation to rein in Wall Street as they are great at overseeing what they do. Those folks are the best.

We have several distinguished guests with us tonight. First up, we have Jack Black who wrote a letter to Santa begging him to let him get an education and grow up to be a successful entrepreneur. His greatest hope is that he does not find himself on the business end of an AK-47 held by New York’s finest in blue. And I am here to help him with his dreams of entrepreneurship because my Administration has approved $20.00 in funding for new business enterprises for Black inner city youth and this young man should have the ability to open as many shoeshine stands on the streets of New York City as is possible for him to realize his dream.

As you all are aware, we just celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and I must say, Dr. King visited me in my dreams last night and thanked me for the wonderful job that I am doing in increasing unemployment in Black communities all across America. Dr. King praised me for increasing child poverty to unprecedented levels because even Dr. King understood the premise of pulling yourselves up by your very own bootstraps. He could never tolerate slackers. Look how much marching he did. That was quite a stretch, marching from Selma to Montgomery. Dr. King realized that the rich prop the economy up and that serfs and peasants are needed and therefore, we have created a nice little niche for said serfs and peasants to slave away all day long; cleaning the toilets of the rich, handing them their lattes across the counters of Starbucks, ringing up their purchases at Nordstrom’s and of course, bowing and scraping to them as they dust and vacuum their homes.

At the start of my first term, I did what I had to do and that is why not one Wall Street thug that caused the economic collapse went to jail because those thugs are necessary to uphold the very foundation of the economic status of millions of Americans. How else could Americans lose their homes? These self-sacrificing thugs are up all night swilling champagne and trying to formulate plans to make more Americans homeless because that builds character and if I may go back to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for a minute. Dr. King said, “Do not judge me by the color of my skin, but by the content of my character.” So, as you can see, my inspiration tonight comes from Dr. K. Wassup man? Dr. King was all for building on character. Don’t worry about your skin color. I am half Black and half white and I stand before you as president of the greatest militarized country on the planet. If we maintain our military, then we don’t need to fund food stamp programs. Seniors can take cuts in their Social Security benefits and the Disabled can join our military in the bullet making department. We even have openings at various drone sites all across the country. Even a senior citizen can put some bi-focal glasses on, cite innocent foreign targets and with the touch of a button, send them to hell. These are mean times we live in folks. We’ve created so many terrorists that we just may have to reinstitute the draft. By doing so, we will put more people to work because we have jobs available in the military for the blind, crippled and the crazy. Hell! That’s what we turn our service men and women into anyway and we need some fresh blood ‘cause the troops ain’t looking so great.

We have another distinguished guest with us tonight. This lady from Little Rock, Arkansas wrote to me about her need for housing. Joan Bloomers, where are you? Oh, there you are. Please, let her out of the cage so that she can acknowledge my acknowledgement of her. I thought I told you Joe to prepare a bath for Ms. Bloomers. The homeless shelter she is staying at has bedbugs and lice and no hot showers. Thank you for your letter Ms. Bloomers, now back inside your cage, if you will! Now, I know what some of you are thinking. John Rabid Dog McCain has twelve houses and I bet that he would not even miss one and could therefore, give one of his homes to Ms. Bloomers here. You know what? I wouldn’t even think of asking John Rabid Dog McCain to give up not even one of his homes because well, why should he? Ms. Bloomers needs the assistance of her community and since I was a community organizer, I am well aware that the community should have come together to provide some assistance for Ms. Bloomers’ housing needs. HUD is underfunded due to the needs of our military and unfortunately for Ms. Bloomers, I cannot offer her a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher at this time. Be patient, Ms. Bloomers and patience is its own reward. Have faith in your Lord and Savior Ms. Bloomers and know that he shall deliver you out of the cold of winter and into the warmth of the Pearly Gates.

And in closing, let me say, fellow Americans, I take much pride in informing you that I intend to start a new two year community college program for all 2nd graders. This program will be funded through tax increases on the class that used to be the middle class but has now descended into the underprivileged class, but not to worry folks. After the 2nd graders take the TAS standardized entrance tests for the two year community college program, that will weed out the wheat from the chaff and only the brightest minds will be qualified. They will be the exceptional ones and as you all know, we here in America, pride ourselves on our exceptionalism. So remember, my fellow Americans, I have decreased high paying jobs, I have increased the need for food stamps. I have increased child poverty by leaps and bounds. I have committed more war crimes than I can shake a stick at and all that I have done is because of my love for America. We shall continue to reign as the most impoverished but the most militarized, warring nation on the face of this planet. Our motto is, “We came, we saw, we conquered, we blew it up and we went back and we blew it up again!” Now take that ISIS AND Vladimir Putin!

God bless America! And thanks to me, may God help the American people! Thank you!”

“Russia! Level This Shithole Already!”

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I want to thank all the Russian visitors that are reading this here blog! Please make a note that there are at least 25 of us Americans who do know that Russia is not responsible for what is occurring in Ukraine. Those 25 of us also know who IS responsible for the Neo-Nazi shit stirring that was unleased in Ukraine. We also recognize that Crimea has elected to return to Mother Russia and we are most happy with that decision as that is what democracy is all about. You see, here in America, we have no idea what democracy is all about because if we did, we would be wailing and screeching from every dilapidated bridge about the fact that we have no fucking rights left. We should be wailing and screeching in front of every federal, state and local building that was paid for by our tax dollars that those assholes in Washington are pissing away in Ukraine because we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, homeless, jobless and hungry.

The stupid military shits shouldn’t even be manning the torpedoes, so to speak, but they are because those military shits are so stupid that even with their families starving due to the low military wages and a recent cut, AGAIN, in food stamps, the fucking stupid military shits are still going at it. Apparently, they just love fighting for the sake of fighting wars started by rich fucks that sit around making a killing off destruction. I know! I know! Not a bit of this is making sense. You see, that’s the problem. Nothing in America makes sense. We’re not about making sense these days. Hasn’t been a lick ‘o sense being displayed for some time now, at least outside of the 25 or so Americans that are aware of what the hell is going on, but who can’t pry the millions of Americans away from their tools of distraction. I am absolutely certain that at least 98 percent of the stupid Americans couldn’t even tell you where Ukraine is, much less where Crimea is. Yep, we got some real dumb fucks over here in America, never you doubt it. But then, you already know that because why else would we silently go along with what this fucked up government is trying to get started all the way over there where you guys are? You see, Americans like to pop ‘happy’ pills and play all day. Many are just not up to the task of using their brain and many have forgotten that they even have a brain as that is what their ‘smartphone’ is for.

Even though most of our bridges are about to collapse and many of our roads end in sinkholes and our electric grid is antiquated and our water is polluted thanks to fracking, chemical spills and whatnot and even though entire towns have been wiped off the map due to pollution levels so bad the situation could no longer be ignored by the EPA and you should understand that the EPA officials usually just can’t be bothered to concern themselves with the health and safety of the environment. Hell! The environment don’t mean shit to the EPA, but of course, to be fair, the EPA’s hands are tied up, good and tight. But nevertheless, we’ve got so many serious issues that need to be addressed here in America and the thing is, they’re never going to get addressed. Wanna know why? The reason being that since the majority of Americans are pill popping, hypnotized brain dead zombies and filled with American exceptionalism, there’s no hue and cry coming from them, so why should their ‘elected’ officials fucking care about the fact that millions of Americans are hungry, jobless, homeless and sick? We got ourselves a big old case of austerity going on, but we can somehow find money to fund the war machine and to pretend like we’re coming to the ‘aid’ of another country that’s just so hard up and all, you know, like what’s going down in Crimea? America has plunked billions down in Ukraine because Ukraine is so in need and America is so goddamn benevolent and caring and concerned and considerate. And if you buy that load of horse shit, put down the smartphone ’cause you obviously ain’t using your brain! America don’t give shit without some serious ass strings attached.

Make no mistake, we ain’t about no peace and we ain’t about playing fair and square. America never has played fair and square like. Ask the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala, Iran, Syria, and the list just goes on and on and on. And now, what is standing between total world dominance by the fucks that run America? Yep, you guessed it! Russia! If Russia, Brazil, China, India and South Africa decide to do away with the American dollar, well that puts paid to America’s ass and the fucks that run this sinking stinking shithole barge ain’t hardly happy about that! Oh hell no! So now, they’ve got to fuck with Russia and let’s not forget that the Obama Administration is still pissed off over Russia coming to the rescue when Obama drew a redline with Syria and the fact that Russia is harboring Edward Snowden. You guys ain’t making the American elected shits look good and they can’t have that. They’re starting to show cracks around the edges and now that 25 Americans ain’t buying what Washington is selling, the elected shits are thinking that people in other countries are going to realize that America ain’t about shit and can’t even keep its own house in order, which it can’t, but that fact isn’t supposed to be well-known.

So as you can see, we do indeed got some problems here in America, but you wouldn’t think so because we’re not concentrating on what needs to be done to prop up America. We are just too busy inserting our nose in places where it’s not wanted. America’s political shits just got to have their hand in every country’s cookie jar, stealing everything that ain’t nailed down and absconding with it. America is swimming in debt to the tune of $16,787,451,118,147 and yet, America has money to throw around in Ukraine? Yep, because America just creates money out of thin air. The entire economic system of America is a magician’s dream; a magic act and like all magic shows, it must come to an end. And that is why; I beseech you guys in Russia to put an end to this freak show, once and for all. The world is tired of America. The world can’t afford America because what America wants from the world is just, EVERYTHING! Get to the business of ending the reign of this shithole called, America before it ends the world. Would ya? Thank you!

http://www.ibtimes.com/brazil-russia-india-china-south-africa-brics-nations-propose-creating-their-own-version-imf-world

Label Me, Unpatriotic, PLEASE!

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I am unpatriotic because I hate what America is doing to many Americans and because I hate what America is doing to the world. Label me, unpatriotic, PLEASE!

When I looked up the word, patriotic, this is the definition:

1. having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country.

So, I am unpatriotic because I fail to express devotion and vigorous support for the elite fucks who are fucking up said country and not even stopping there, but fucking up the entire planet. Label me, unpatriotic, PLEASE!

Tell me, who in Washington is patriotic? How about our elected representatives? Those who have lined their pockets with bribes and kickbacks from the ‘corporations are people’ corporations? If they were so patriotic, they would not have bailed out the bankers that engaged in criminal activity to the point of causing an economic collapse. If they were so patriotic, they would have prosecuted those criminals and bailed out the American people. But instead, the banks were deemed too big to fail and the bankers that caused the economic collapse were deemed too important to jail. Not one banker that caused the collapse of the banking industry has yet to be prosecuted. Now, ain’t that just patriotic? Label me, unpatriotic, PLEASE!

When jobless benefits expired for over two million Americans on December 28th 2013, what did the patriots do in Washington? Did they promptly restore the benefits? Huh? What? I can’t hear you? I’ll look it up. Uh…no! They decided that it would cost too much to bail out those two million long-term jobless Americans because it was the patriotic thing to do. What happened next? Oh my bad! I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s step back in time to October 2013. What happened in October of that same year? Food stamps were cut because the 2009 stimulus bill expired, the stimulus that was intended to boost economic activity due to the economic collapse of 2007-2008 when the ‘depression’ started. Now, fast forward to 2014 and the long-term jobless are still jobless and without jobless benefits because guess what? The patriots in Washington think that it’s more fitting to prop up the economy of Ukraine than it is to prop up the economy of the country that they are paid to ‘vigorously support’ and you know…be patriotic to, and that would be, America.

It sounds to me like our Washington patriots are actually patriots of Ukraine because if they’re vigorously supporting Ukraine while hanging Americans out to dry, then they are Ukrainian patriots, not American patriots. What the fuck are they doing collecting a salary from U.S. when they are representing Ukraine? How the fuck is Ukraine the goddamn business of America’s congress? What goddamn business is it of despot Obama of what goes on in Ukraine? Ukraine has not threatened America. Ukraine was never once a part of America. Why is Ukraine more important than jobs or job aid for Americans? Why is Ukraine more important than food assistance for those jobless Americans? Why did our patriots in Washington spend $5 billion to assist in the destabilization of Ukraine? Why did our congressional patriots hand another billion over to Ukraine to prop up Ukraine’s economy? How ‘patriotic’ of them to help Ukraine while fucking over Americans.

So, throwing around the word, patriotic, means not a goddamn thing because the shits who strut around in Washington and who sport an American flag on their lapel, ain’t about shit when it comes to ‘expressing devotion or vigorously supporting’ America. How useless it is to call yourself patriotic when you’re doing everything in your power to bring a country to its knees and you’ve damn near succeeded? How patriotic is it to prop up another country’s economy and fuck up the one that’s paying your goddamn salary and paying for your goddamn designer health care coverage that most Americans can’t lay claim to? How fucking patriotic is that?

How many times have Americans been told by their piece of shit patriotic president, that they just need to work hard and good things will happen? When are the ‘good’ things gonna start happening? When are the patriotic bankers gonna get that epiphany and stop foreclosing on the homes of patriotic Americans who just happened to lose their job and their jobless benefits? When are the patriotic corporations going to start hiring American workers and stop outsourcing American jobs? When is it going to become patriotic to produce American made products that Americans will buy? When are Americans going to act patriotic and refuse to buy anything but American made products? Go ahead and wave that American flag to show how patriotic you are. You know the one, it’s made in China.

Oh, and one last thing! Label me unpatriotic, PLEASE!, because here in America, patriotism is nothing but pure, unadulterated, bullshit! You damn sure can’t eat it! You can’t live in it and like hell if it’ll keep your cold ass, warm! And when you get sick, take patriotism to the doctor and see how much medical care, it’ll get ya! Then come on in here and let me know how well that worked out for ya!

Eat Shit, You Corporate Swine!

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You bit the hand that fed the corporate bottom line.
What comes around, goes around; eat shit you corporate swine!

Food stamps have been cut and no jobs are to be found,
with none to feed your greed, your stock will hit the ground.

You need a human shopper that no robot can replace,
a two-way street it is and you thought you held the ace.

Get ready for a fall, motherfuckers that you are.
And when you bottom out, that fall will leave a scar!

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

…and the corporations think that they hold all the trump cards. Well…when people have no money to spend, just what the hell did they think would happen? Exactly what IS happening!

http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post–wal-mart-the-latest-sign-retail-is-reeling

fourth-quarter earnings worse than expected
Battered big-box stores
Target has been suffering (I wonder why, like hell I do!)
Macy’s (M -1.32%) saw sales grow by low single digits in 2014 and in 2014, for instance. And don’t even get me started on Sears (SHLD -0.36%) or JC Penney (JCP +2.60%).
Best Buy had another rough quarter after an ugly holiday sales report.

…and the writer of this article thinks that this ‘bad’ news for stores has everything to do with online shopping as opposed to ‘brick and mortar’ shopping. Somehow, I don’t think that’s it. The simple fact is that people are not shopping because they are broke and the safety net has been gutted. The unemployed have given up and the homeless certainly ain’t shopping. So, they can fool themselves until hell freezes over, but the reality is that between the corporate owned asses called politicians and Wall Street, they’ve managed to cause their own downward spiral. And far as I am concerned, they can just eat shit!

I Heave A Sigh!

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I heave a sigh for the hungry children,
who will go without a meal tonight.
I heave a sigh for the sick, old man,
who’ll be dead before morning’s light.

I heave a sigh for those who are jobless.
And for the ones who are out on the street.
I heave a sigh for those who are in cages
and for whom the word freedom, is obsolete.

I heave a sigh for a world in distress
because the needs of the many aren’t met.
I heave a sigh for the broken and forgotten
and for the homeless Vietnam vet.

I heave a sigh because my pen runs dry.
My voice is silenced by a deafening snore.
I heave a sigh because I don’t understand
why we cannot help the weak and the poor.

…..I heave a sigh!!!

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

Food stamps have been cut AGAIN! The hunger problem in America is about to get even worse as food shelves are already stretched. The programs that help those in need, including children, are being gutted every time there is a new budget deal struck between America’s two sets of thugs, the DemocRATS and the ReTHUGniCONS! The military budget is more important because killing will always remain America’s top priority. And for those who are caught up in a never ending struggle for survival amidst all the lavishness and decadence displayed by the ‘powerful’, who grin at your plight and spit in your face, I heave a sigh and my pen is drained from bemoaning your fate!

What Will It Take?

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http://www.infowars.com
http://www.examiner.com
http://www.therealsingapore.com
http://www.alternet.org

When times have gotten tough,
words just aren’t enough.

And when congress spits on you,
what if anything, will you do?

If you’re unemployed and old,
you are lazy, so you’re told.

If you’re hungry and you’re weak,
they say, you’re on a losing streak.

If the best that you can do, doesn’t land you on your feet,
the next step that you take will be out onto the street.

When the ones who represent you are well fed and doing fine,
they’re pissing on your children and you still won’t draw the line.

They always make it seem as though your plight is all your fault.
And you just close your ears and starve and keep taking their assault.

When will you learn that things won’t change if you just wish them all away?
Will you ever figure out that hard times are here to stay?

No, words are not enough and though you hold onto hope,
our future looks too bleak for most of us to cope.

What will it take to stir you up and get you all to see,
that those who make the rules will never care about you and me?

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

As I continue to ask the same questions relative to what is the American populace going to do about the fact that extreme poverty and hard times are the new norm thanks to their congressional ‘representatives’ pissing on them while insisting that it is merely raining, the American electorate is either in a catatonic state or in a comatose state. In the face of overwhelming poverty that is being inflicted upon millions of Americans, there is not a peep, not even a feeble cry from the afflicted, the affected and the impacted.

Yes, I know that America is the pill popping capitol of the world so that would account for the catatonic state of many and since the general consensus is that many are brain dead, then that would also, account for what’s left to be in a comatose state. So, never mind then, carry on!

What Are You Waiting For?

imprisoned

The jobs are never coming back.
So while you sit and wait,
the rich are loving life,
while you bemoan your fate.

They’re fracking in your yard.
The water’s not fit to drink.
Your food is processed junk.
And so into gloom, you sink.

A Shakespeare play, you live and breathe,
what will you give to Caesar?
When everything you own was sold,
and the bank declined your Visa?

Your world looks stark and bleak.
It’ seems you’ll lose your mind.
The bills are overdue.
And a job, you cannot find.

Too ashamed to ask for help,
you’ve reached your breaking point.
The loaded gun is in your mouth.
Oh yes, you hate to disappoint.

Your epitaph will say it all.
“He tried and somehow failed.
Did society kill this man?
Oh no! He gave up and he bailed!”

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

Who will make it into the headlines next? Who will be the next one to simply give up and give us another version of a ‘bailout’? Who will it be that either join the ranks of the homeless or will put a gun into their mouth? With suicides on the increase, how many more will commit suicide while waiting on the ‘leaders’ of this world to recognize that greed is leading us where no SANE person should ever be forced to go? There are those who are right now, teetering on the brink of committing suicide/homicide because they see no other way out. Many take entire families out before killing themselves because they feel that it is not in their families best interest to be left to plod along as they believe that ALL is hopeless. How many people have to die before the foolish leaders of this world recognize and realize that corporations have a strangle-hold on people, the world over and are using this leverage to deny jobs to older workers who are skilled but cannot find a job for the ‘life’ of them and are forcing young adults to work at minimum wage jobs with no benefits? What about those who have spent years in college and have amassed a mountain of debt in student loans and cannot find a job that will even begin to pay for those loans, much less keep a roof over their heads. This is the ‘new’ reality for many.

Many times, a number of accidents have to occur at a certain intersection or interstate junction resulting in death before steps will be taken to prevent further occurrences. Will this be the case with those who’ve lost it all? Will it take the suicide of a few hundred? A thousand? A million? Before we realize that we have a problem, a really BIG problem and to solve it, we need some BIG changes or else get reconciled to suicide becoming the new ‘bailout’! It has been said that people are a ‘slave’ to debt and though they ‘toil’ every day, they cannot seem to make it out of debt. This is by design and it will continue. Make no mistake. Many societies were built on the backs of slaves and as much as I could say that ‘what comes around goes around, even I am not THAT heartless! Is there really a difference, Prison Industrial Complex Slavery as opposed to Corporate Worker Slavery since we ‘toil’ to pay the corporations for the right to breathe, for the right to purchase and eat the Monsanto Corporation’s genetically modified trash. Either way you look at it, we are ALL in prison! Either we ‘toil’ or we die! You don’t have to actually ‘see’ the bars to know that you are indeed, in prison.

What are YOU waiting for?

http://blog.aarp.org/2013/05/03/boomer-suicides-rise-economy-related-suicide-financial-stress/
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which published its findings in the May 3 issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, more people died from suicide than from car accidents.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/07/2013731174919956289.html
A recent report found that financially related suicides increased by 40 percent this year.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/18/news/economy/financial-crisis-suicide/
The stresses of recession and unemployment triggered by the global financial crash of 2008 led to a spike in suicides among men in Europe and North America.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/more-americans-committing-suicide-than-during-the-great-depression.html
Higher Numbers of Americans Take Their Lives than During the Depths of the Great Depression
Suicide rates are tied to the economy.

What are YOU waiting for? More proof?

Welcome To The Blues

crying

Someone handed me a paper.
And I read the sad, sad news.
There’ll be more homeless folk.
Welcome to the blues.

I’ll tell you just what I was told.
“Never stay in one place long.”
And no matter what you do,
you will never again belong.

Here’s a shopping cart and a blanket.
And I’ll show you all the ropes.
We’ll dumpster dive for food.
And hope to find some winter coats.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2013 Shelby I. Courtland

A fire without warmth,
is a fire that burns so cold.
The flames of indifference,
have never warmed a soul.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2013 Shelby I. Courtland