Wednesday, July 23, 2014

the world is SICK

In an article from "The Daily Beast", the description of what young children from an orphanage witnessed just after some "rebel" shot down a passenger jet over the Ukrane. I won't post the whole article because it is to awful. I feel so much sorrow for those children. Here is what I will take from the article:


"Maybe when the Torez orphans are grown there will be a truly definitive picture of what happened. For now, even the tragedy that left many local people in shock and heartbroken has not brought on a lull in the fighting. Ukrainian warplanes and helicopters continue to fly over the area all the time, and often they bomb with little accuracy or discrimination."

Why is it that - at this time - children are being victimized in so many places? Why children? Grown men have caused the haoc around the world and CHILDREN are suffering.

In Israel

In Gaza


And the story that Americans should be embarasssed about The children fleeing Central America.

PLEASE don't disregard the links. PLEASE read them. We need to know and somehow try to stop this


And it's not isolated to these three incidents. Child abuse is running rampant in the US. I don't want to google child abuse around the world.

This is fucked up, y'all. Pray for the children.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The issue at the border

Written by Robert Reich on Facebook:


I’ve been watching media coverage of angry Americans at our southern border waiving signs and yelling slogans, insisting that the children – most of whom are refugees of the drug war we’ve created -- “go home” to the violence and death that war has created, and I wonder who these angry Americans are. I also wonder where their parents or grandparents or other ancestors came from, and what they were fleeing from or hoped for when they landed in America. I’m not suggesting we allow in anyone who wants to come here, but these are desperate children. Whatever happened to the generosity, decency, and big-heartedness of this country? Emma Lazarus’s poem engraved in 1903 on the Statue of Liberty reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of our teeming shore. Send these, the homeless tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Why are we now allowing the hateful side of America to take center stage?


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Hiatus is over - Scuzzbucket sentenced

Just came to see how long it's been since I posted here. Over 5 months!

I have absolutely NO reason. I'm retired, I'm working 2-3 days a week. I guess my brain had to retire for a while too.

So much going on in the world, so many scuzzbuckets everywhere. I'm going to start posting here again, at least once a week.
I need to use my brain a little more. Facebook is certainly a brain-pickling website.

Today the worst mayor of New Orleans was sentenced to a measly 10 years for being a cold hearted, evil, selfish, narcissistic, crook.

He hurt New Orleans in so many ways.

Nagin was convicted of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and other favors from businessmen looking for a break from his administration. He was convicted of 20 of the 21 corruption-related counts against him. Prosecutors said Nagin, 57, was at the center of a kickback scheme in which he received checks, cash, wire transfers, personal services and free travel from businessmen seeking contracts and favorable treatment from his city.

While the city was reeling from the effects of Katrina, he schemed to make himself rich. In the midst of Nagin's loss of sanity, I created a website where you can review some of his antics and the reaction of the NOLA blogsphere. I apologize for bad links and missing pictures, but I will be working on updating my website soon.

Karma's a bitch, Ray-Ray. I hope it gets to you soon.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

America the Beautiful (Superbowl 2014)



transcript:

BRENDA WOOD: But the fact that people are outraged over this ad is outrageous itself. People indignant that others would have the audacity to sing 'America the Beautiful' in a language other than English, when America was built on opening its arms to the world? The quote on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say 'give me your English-speaking only, Christianity-believing, heterosexual masses.' It says 'give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses tempest-tost.'
Have we forgotten that every one of us 'Americans' except for Native Americans, are descendants of foreigners?

That the English language is from England?

What makes America different from everywhere else is that we are a melting pot. We are not homogenous. It is our diversity that built this country.

How dare there be indignation over the very thing that makes us great.

And why not honor the beauty of that in song? What's so sacrosanct about this song that it can't be sung in other languages by other ethnicities, by those of diverse religions and diverse lifestyles?

A relevant question considering the words of 'America the Beautiful' were penned by a gay woman, Katharine Lee Bates, in 1895, an English professor at Wellesley who also wrote lovingly of her longtime committed relationship with another woman.

Transcript http://mediamatters.org/...
I cannot add anything to this wonderful mocking of the crazy.