Sunday, May 13, 2012

How to Beat the Dishonest Members of Congress

Books by the zillions telling all about what's wrong with the past and present , A few mention that something should actually be done about problems. Politicians tell us they will correct problems but not HOW. So I have the nerve to tell all a secret. I know a way and here it is. First the major problem by the mood of the public is that a majority of our legislators appear to have been bought and paid for by for profit corporations who work for investors and not for our government. Here is a statement in the form of a PLEDGE I have created with a few words added at the ending. THE PATRIOT'S
PLEDGE,  IF ELECTED TO PUBLIC OFFICE NEITHER I NOR MY STAFF WILL HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR A SEEMINGLY CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH ANY FOR PROFIT CORPORATION OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES WHEN A MAJORITY OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AGREE WITH THE PLEDGE. Think about that pledge and I will tell you the only way   it cannot be a success. We know the majority of members of Congress are dishonest and if a majority were honest they would separate the for profit corporations from the halls of Congress. We must surmise the dishonest members of Congress will adopt the PLEDGE to show their constituents they are honest. .How could the PLEDGE fail? Only if the voting public does not become aware of the presence of it. The Wall Streeters, The Unions, The Teapartiers, conservatives  and liberals all will favor the PLEDGE. Will you readers help spread it? I have asked our Vermont members of Congress and  President Obama and  Editors of the NYTimes and The New Yorker and many other progressive publications and so far no responses.Please help.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Patriot Pledge

Question:Do you think it possible to compose one sentence embracing the reasons for all ideologies to be concerned with the state of the union at this time? That includes ultra conservatives and left wing ideologues,Wall Street occupiers and Tea Party members and all in between including YOU? It embraces an idea whose time has come that is not only realistic but is absolutely mandatory to save our Republic. Nothing to sign, no monitory contribution but a quiet inner dedication to never vote for a candidate for office who does not agree with the following PATRIOT PLEDGE:
IF ELECTED TO POLITICAL OFFICE NEITHER I NOR MY STAFF WILL HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR SEEMINGLY A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH ANY FOR PROFIT CORPORATION OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES. If you are against that pledge you are among strange bed fellows such as Corporations who treat our Government like a private sacred cow to be milked at will and Lobbyists who do their dirty work. Let there be a tsunamis of voters embracing the Patriot Pledge and we will be on a course to clean house in Washington DC. If you are against the PLEDGE do me the favor of telling me why.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Your "SUCKER" Test

The definition of SUCKER I am assuming is to be taken advantage of and doing nothing about it. Sorry to be so crude but another word for it is being screwed and doing nothing about it. I presume we all know that many corporations pay lobbyists salaries to influence our legislators. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont mentions it in his book, "The Speach." Do you think those salaries are a cost of doing business to corporations? If so those salaries would otherwise go to the IRS as part of their income tax bill. If those monies do go to lobbyists in effect you and I are paying the salaries of lobbyists to take advantage of or to screw us and those who sit back and do nothing about it are Suckers. Now listen to this. There is a way and it is a simple way to BEAT THE BASTARDS. If you and I and your friends and mine and all of them and their friends agree with the Patriot Pledge we shall overcome. We must all agree to vote for candidates for Congress who will agree to the pledge. Here it is. IF ELECTED TO POLITICAL OFFICE NEITHER I NOR MY STAFF WILL HAVE ANY CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR A SEMBLANCE OF A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH ANY FOR PROFIT CORPORATION OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES. Do you as I do want to stop that being taken advantage of? When you recognize the problem and do something about it you are no longer a SUCKER. By working together we will win as Patriots.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Climate Warming

We hear a lot about the causes of climate warming but little about what goes into the causes other than the burning of fossil fuels and the excess carbon dioxide accumulating between our earth and the sun. I have heard nothing about the actual excess warming caused by the extensive black topping of so much highway expance and house roofs. The figure of almost 50 acres of highway surface for each mile of road is mentioned and think of the heat with summer sun absorbed with sunshine that is released when the sun sets that would not be present without the ever expanding highways of every developed country. Consider the heat from each vehicles exhaust system as well as the fumes. Think also of summer heat in cities and of those who go to the country to escape at least some of it. The cities are virtually covered with black topped houses and roads all absorbing heat while the sun shines that would not be present from natural wildlife. So when you give it a little thought there is no way we can exist as we do without affecting an increase of man made elevation of heat.