What are the Odds of Global Warming?

What do you think the odds are that Global Warming is man caused? 100%? 10%? 1%?

Now ask yourself if you would board an airplane with those same odds of crashing.  If one of every 100 planes crashed, would you fly? Of course not. If the odds were 1/100 of 1% that would still be hundreds of crashed planes a day.

Would you board that plane?

Of course not.

So why would you do nothing about Global Warming when it has even higher possibility and higher risk of harm than flying in our 100th of one percent example?

I can tell you why some people refuse to address it. It’s because they believe the lies of the fossil fuel industry.

Are you one of the sheep listening to the lies? When will you decide to get off the plane? Hopefully before it crashes.

What is the Latest on Benghazi?

Benghazi!!

The Republicans are trying to start up a new round of investigations into Benghazi. The new investigations will cost you and me, the American tax payer over $10,000.000.

The Republicans think that it’s okay to put money into these pointless investigations but not a penny into helping the poor or unemployed.

America is sick and tired of the Republicans treating us like ignorant savages and believing that we won’t kick them out come next election. We are sick and tired of this and we’re not going to take it anymore.

The Republican voter is just as horrified and concerned about their Republican party as is the rest of the country.  We will be seeing a big change in the coming election.

But, what about Benghazi? What new is there to investigate? Well, the fact is, there is nothing new. There is nothing to investigate. It is just a political stunt to fool the Republican base into thinking Hillary Clinton had something to do with it. But the Republican voters aren’t taking it anymore.

But, even the Republican voters know Hillary isn’t responsible for putting on her SWAT outfit and personally guarding every embassy, hot house, and out house around the world. The Republican voters know it’s all about politics because the Republican party really has nothing else to run on.

Hey, Republican party, wake up. The Republican voter has had enough. You’re outta here.

Oh, and what about Benghazi? Why is it coming up again, right now? Because the Republicans don’t have anything else to distract their voters from the obvious failure that has become of the Republican party.

Here is what you need to know about Benghazi:

BenghaziAmerica has suffered numerous consulate and embassy attacks over the years, but this is the only one the Republican party wants to investigate. Go figure.

The Demise of the Republican Party Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Single Issue Voters Getting Manipulated

Almost all of America agrees with the policies of the Progressive Left. This includes agreeing with the majority of the following issues:

  • The rich have gotten too rich
  • The rich have too much influence over our political system
  • Our political system needs to be more representative of the needs of the middle class
  • We need to fix the economy so we can bring back the middle class in this country
  • We need to take care of the least among us, including extended unemployment benefits, food stamps, food for poor children
  • We need to fix our broken health care system
  • We need to get off fossil fuels and need to start developing energy systems for the 21st century
  • We need to do something about global warming and the freaky once-in-a-century storms we’re seeing every day, now

In fact, not only does the vast majority of America believe these things, the vast majority of REPUBLICANS believe these things.

So, if that’s true, then why does anyone still vote republican? The answer is obvious and this answer explains why America is at a greater risk than ever of being destroyed by the wealthy, at the hands of the the Republican voters who believe all these things. This answer should scare the dickens out of you.

The Republican party and the top 1% of our wealthy elite have found a way to get the average Republican to vote against America. This sounds like hyperbole, but bear with me. The vast majority of Republican voters are single issue voters. In other words, they are willing to see all the other issues, mentioned above, go to Hell as long they get their one hot item issue. Even if they don’t get the one issue, they’ll vote for a party that lies to them and says they’re going to provide it.

And, what are these single issues that the Republican voter will vote for even if it means the destruction of America? What are the things that are so important that they’re more important than our economy or more important than everything else our country stands for? You’ve probably guessed. But here is a short list of things that some fanatics will vote for, even if it means voting against everything else that matters to them.

  • Gun rights
  • Abortion restrictions
  • Birth control restrictions
  • Putting women in their place at the back of the bus
  • Putting minorities at the back of the bus
  • Putting gays in their place
  • Protecting the great white class in America
  • Religious control of our country
  • Getting rid of the black man in the white house
  • Undoing equal rights
  • Benghazi
  • Anything Fox News says

The wealthy have found out how to control these ignorant fanatics to vote against everything that matters to them, just so long as they foolishly believe their one-ticket item will finally be addressed.

And now that the Republicans in the Supreme Court have opened the flood gates and allowed the wealthy and transnational corporations control of our political process, we are seeing billions of dollars spent to get those fanatics mobilized.

Come election day, these fanatics will be wetting their pants from all the scary advertising and will be the first ones in line to vote.

All the while, the rest of America will watch in horror at the spectacle that we see every election year and most will neglect to even get to the voting booths.

Big money will be controlling the fanatics more than ever this election year. If the rest of us quietly watch from the sidelines, we can kiss this country goodbye. Not goodbye in the future or goodbye next year or in a few years. If we don’t fix this right now, we will not get another chance.

Talk to your friends. Talk to your neighbors. Try to wake up your single-issue voters in your family to the fact that they’re being manipulated to vote against their own best interests and the best interest of their country.

More than anything, get everyone you know to register and get out and vote.

The Demise of the Republican Party Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

The Endgame

Ever play the game of Monopoly?

Losing the game of Monopoly

You know how it ends. Eventually no one has anything left but the rich.

We now live in the new Gilded Age where the wealthy own more than all the rest of us combined. We are in the final stages of the game of Monopoly and we’re losing. We are giving away our money and our government and our freedom to the billionaires and transnational corporations.

You know it’s true. Your income doesn’t go as far as it used to. You have probably experienced a loss of pay or of benefits or employment and probably know others who have as well. Your expenses keep going up but your wages don’t.

And what’s worse, is you doubt that it will be getting any better.

In fact, we are so far along the game of Monopoly that the rich are not only taking everything from us, but they’re even changing the rules of the game so they make even more faster.

The only way we win this game of Monopoly is to get politically active. Get out there and join groups and start leaving comments correcting the websites and blogs that shill for the wealthy.

But, most importantly, get out there and start talking with your family and your friends and your neighbors. They all feel the same way you do. Everyone knows we’re losing this game of Monopoly and we have to get active, right now, if we expect to fix this before it’s too late.

What kind of America are you going to leave for your children and grandchildren? Will they be slaves for the wealthy or will we demand our fair share of the profits of this great and wealthy country?

Get active and get three other people to join you in getting active.

The games almost over.