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Archive for the month “October, 2011”

Why the Occupy Wall Street Protestors have it right and the Tea Party has it wrong!


by Jazziette Devereaux Oct. 8, 2011

WHY THE TEA PARTY HAS IT WRONG –

In the beginning, the Tea Party demonstrators thought they had it right. They wanted to see change. They wanted to see accountability. They objected to the Wall Street bailout and the Banking bailout and the Auto Industry bailout. And they wanted to voice their unhappiness. They wanted to be heard!  They wanted Justice!

They were “we the people”, “by the people”, “for the people”.  Now they are “we the Tea Party”, “by the Koch Brothers”, and not “for anything”.  They seem to be against everything but the wealthy. They are especially against anything that ends in the letters ‘are’. Example:  Medicare, welfare, Obama care.  They are the anti-ares! Except for when it is spelled ‘aire’. They love the millionaires and billionaires.

So what happened? Where did they go wrong? How did the Tea Party go from being a group of dis-satisfied patriots to the ruling (or ruled) extension of the GOP?

Here’s how:

They were easy prey. They had no leadership.  And when the big corporations saw that they could use them to their advantage it was an easy sale  to convince them they should be angry with Government rather than Corporations. It was a slam dunk to convince them that the reason they were losing their houses and jobs and life savings  and couldn’t find employment was because of Obama care and Social Security and Medicare.

Never mind that it didn’t make any sense at all. Never mind that this all started with the Bush Administration.  The super rich (1 percent) knew that this could get out of hand quickly if they didn’t do something and so they quickly and cleverly sponsored the tea party with huge donations and put into leadership those who would further their agenda.

And once they were convinced that Big Government and not Big Corporations was their enemy there was no stopping them. After all, there is no more common bond than a common enemy. It was mind-boggling to see people who called themselves Christians behaving in the most anti-christian like manner.

Suddenly they were more anti-abortion than ever before. They were against gay marriage.  They were against Obama care. They were against the war. They were against immigration. They were against taxes.  They were against raising the debt ceiling. They were against Obama. They were against Liberals. They were against moderate conservatives.   They were even against masturbation.

And they had bad manners. It seems that no one ever told them that being a member of the Tea Party was no excuse for having bad manners.  They were rude! They were rowdy! They were unpleasant! And in many cases they advocated violence.

WHY THE OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTORS HAVE IT RIGHT –

They did their math! They got it right on the 1 percent of the people controlling 99 percent of the rest of us!  The Tea Party still hasn’t figured that out.

Quite simply – they’re fed up with “corporate greed and welfare”.

They’re “mad as hell”.

And they’re “not going to take it anymore”.

I think former Congressman Alan Grayson put it best when he said on the Bill Maher Show:

(Talking about the Occupy Wall Street Protestors) “They’re complaining that Wall Street wrecked the economy three years ago and nobody’s held responsible for that. Not a single person’s been indicted or convicted for destroying twenty percent of our national net worth accumulated over two centuries. They’re upset about the fact that Wall Street has iron control over the economic policies of this country, and that one party is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wall Street, and the other party caters to them as well.”

When another guest joked that Occupy Wall Street has found their spokesman, then Grayson continued, “Listen, if I am spokesman for all the people who think that we should not have 24 million people in this country who can’t find a full time job, that we should not have 50 million people in this country who can’t see a doctor when they’re sick, that we shouldn’t have 47 million people in this country who need government help to feed themselves, and we shouldn’t have 15 million families who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home, okay, I’ll be that spokesman.”

But this one line by Grayson really sums it all up:

“It isn’t that the one percent and the Republicans who support them can’t understand Occupy Wall Street. It’s that they don’t want to. The message isn’t complicated.

The Wall Street Protestors are on the side of Truth! And Truth always Prevails!

Copyright © 2011 All rights reserved. Jazziette Devereaux

Sarah Palin – More Rouge than Rogue


It’s funny my reaction to Palin announcing she will not run for President in 2012.

I wouldn’t call myself a Palin fan by any stretch of the imagination but I will admit that I have been fascinated by her since she first appeared on the national scene as John McCain’s running mate.

But this fascination was anything but admiration because just about everything she has done has been a turn off to me.

And yet….

When she made the announcement yesterday that she wasn’t going to run I felt an unexpected kind of let down.

I think it’s because I’m a woman.  And I just kind of hated to see the first woman who ever had the kind of support she had as a serious Presidential candidate just throw it all away.  Just like that! Just like it never even meant that much!

I hate to see any woman turn out to be that big of a flake and Sarah, in the final analysis, completely and totally ‘flaked out!

BIGTIME!

 

Did she ever, even for one moment, really want to be President?It makes me sad. It makes me sad that there was a woman, any woman,  who had a chance to be the first woman President, not that I wanted her to be mind you, but that she had a chance and blew it so badly!

She didn’t even fight for it.  She didn’t even fight for all her adoring supporters and fans and donors!  She was spineless. Michele Bachmann, with all her wackiness, at least has the balls to try. In the end, Bachmann has more balls than Sarah!

Now…there’s something to write home about! Bachmann’s balls!

If I were Bachmann I would be posing right now holding my gun and my foot on Palin lying on the ground in a ‘Moose Pose’.

(figuratively speaking of course)

And now Palin will fade away just like so many others before her. The only difference in them and her is that in their place in history they will have been viewed as a contender instead of a ‘pretender’.

I’m sure John and Cindy McCain had a great big laugh over it.

Turns out it was all rouge and no rogue!

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