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Palestine Borders and Demographics Prove to be A Ghetto

Thanks to a good idea given to me by my partner here at STL, I started to research and analyze some geographic information regarding the Jewish land-grab in Palestine. I then followed by studying some demographic info on the Gaza Strip and drew some interesting conclusions. Here’s what I found: First, some great maps over at Wikipedia with adjoining historical context info and links portraying the boundaries of Palestine/Israel since the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement (The linked information could have you reading ...

Social Protest Lit: Ebenezer Elliot, “The People’s Anthem”

A poem from Ebenezer Elliot entitled The People’s Anthem from Book IV called “Out of The Depths.” This chapter is focused on man’s pursuit of remedy for social injustice: When wilt thou save the people? O God of mercy! when? Not kings and lords, but nations! Flowers of the heart, O God, are they! Let them not pass, like weeds, away! Their heritage a sunless day! God save the people! Shall bring crime for ever, Strength aiding still the strong? Is it thy will, O Father? That man shall toil for wrong? “No!” ...

Stephen Moore’s Ridiculous Anti-Clean Energy Rant

Hard right-winger Stephen Moore took a break from pushing debunked trickle-down economic policies to take a pathetic shot at clean energy.  Let the stupid begin. …radical Greens, one of the most influential political forces in America today… Seriously?  He goes on to mention the famed Sierra Club as one of these forces.  And where did they rank in 2013 on lobbying: 755.  In fact, if we look at the top 50 interest groups giving to members of Congress this year, no sign ...

Anti-Israel Policies/Actions Is Not Anti-Semitsim

There have been growing protests in Europe against the mass murder of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by the State of Israel. These actions are in response to the IDF killing 500 Muslims there with the vast majority of them being civilians. But what is troubling about these movements is, according to this article in the NYT, an anti-Semitic tinge has taken place at these protests. The story reads that in France: Several recent pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Paris have boiled over ...

Warren For President?

Today at the the annual Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, the nation’s largest gathering of liberal activists and organizers, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) reportedly drew an applause that Hillary could only dream of. According to NYT and Politico reports, Warren was a rock-star while Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic candidate for President, was absent. Warren’s populist talking points and her history of taking Wall Street to task (remember that Warren was an early advocate for the creation of a new Consumer Financial ...

Social Protest Literatue at Sparking The Left

Here at STL we are starting a new feature. In between our political-insight posts, I will start publishing excerpts or entire pieces of great literature that speak to crucial social and political issues which span the centuries. Though almost all in the Western tradition, the subject matters are transcendental. Now first to name my source, I am taking pieces from Upton Sinclair’s selected and edited collection “The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Great Social Protest Literature of All Time.” ...

Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Detained for Being Undocumented

I was first brought aware of Jose Antonio Vargas’ story last week in a piece he penned in Politico. He explained that he was in the Rio Grande Valley, in the city of McAllen, just north of the Mexican border. He was there to see first hand the tens of thousands of undocumented children, most of them from Central America, and observe how they were being treated. The trip was also used for a news conference appearance and vigil organized by United We Dream, ...

GOP Refuses Funding for Border Children Projects

A humanitarian crisis unseen before at our borders is becoming more and more urgent everyday at Rio Grande Valley, TX, and other Southwest locations. And yet the GOP is arguing over numbers. Yesterday President Obama requested an amount of $3.7 billion from Congress to help aid the 57,000 unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed the border from the Mexico side since October. They are mostly from violence-ridden Central American countries, like El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (Honduras has the world’s highest murder ...

Selective Outrage

War is hell.  All we have to do is look around the world to see its toll.  That being said, I don't understand the lack of outrage coming from this President and his administration other than that aimed at our one ally - Israel which is doing no more than trying to protect it's people from rocket fire and constant raids from Hamas. The fact that Palestinian civilians are getting killed is a tragic yet unavoidable aspect of this war.  Why ...

Why Are We So Full Of Hate?

What has happened to human kind?  No matter where you look we find ourselves surrounded by a world filled with hate. What puzzles me is how it's combined with political correctness.  Take this country where so many words are now frowned upon and even forbidden because they are hurtful to certain people.  Redskins, squaw, savage plus a whole lot applying to blacks, orientals and hispanics not to mention middle easterners.  Has it dawned on anyone banning the names has done nothing ...

Has Putin Over Reached Once Too Often?

My, oh my.  We've watched this man make mince meat of Obama over the past several years.  Each time you could see the smirk broaden and the swagger get more pronounced. He and his allies - Iran, China, Syria and North Korea were truly enjoying themselves. But as happens with a lot of bullies, they get over confident and suddenly everything around them collapses. I'm wondering if this is the case with the downing of the Malaysian passenger jet. With the death ...

If Only It WERE The Heat!

What a day.  A passenger plane has been shot down over Ukraine uncomfortably close to the Russian border. Hamas reneged on the humanitarian cease fire so Israel launched their ground offensive. Children still pour across the border while Congress dithers. It's now being reported parents are giving them birth control in case they are raped during the journey. Along that line former member of Congress, Todd Aiken, who once talked about legitimate rape and the idea that women's bodies protected them from becoming ...

Hannity's Histrionics

For a person who doesn't have much faith in the intellect of pundits, I wonder why I watch them so often.  I wonder even more why the cable outlets and networks that employ them don't take more care in who they hire. Many of them get on crusades that bear no resemblance to reality.  Sean Hannity is one of the most prominent. The night before last  he was on his Bowe Bergdahl kick demanding to know why he was returned to ...

Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

If the President could run away from the border mess any faster I'm sure he would. It's being said it's because being seen in the setting of kids crammed into confined spaces with their scabies and lice would reflect badly on him.  It could even be his Katrina.  Well, maybe.  But who's fault is that? It goes to show his handlers aren't as smart as they think they are.  For one, drinking beer and shooting pool in Colorado, a state where ...

The Kids Always Went Home

Watching the immigration mess going full bore brought to mind a lot of things that have involved children from other nations.  The first thing that comes to mind is the Disney song It's a Small World After All that speaks to all we have in common. Hopes, dreams, all the warm fuzzy stuff. We've had exchange student programs where a student from another country lives with a local family to learn not only academics but what life in American and Americans ...

The Militia Is Coming, The Militia Is Coming!

That's all we need! News has it a call has gone out for militia, both unarmed and armed, to gather along the border to help private land owners protect their property in something called Operation Save Our Borders.  Terrific! Remember how well it went when militia turned out to help to  help Cliven Bundy in his fight over Federal grazing rights in Nevada?  It came within a hair's breadth of turning violent. I really feel for the border towns who are the ...

God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. Thomas Jefferson
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There are Gay Conservatives In America?

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There are a couple of blogs out there that are always and forever yelling and screaming about how “Homosexual” or how “Gay” some of us Liberals and Democrats and Progressives are.

The monickers that some of the up-tights and Conservative religious “do-rights like to stick on Liberals include, “Commie, Communist, Pinko, Homosexual, Gay, Pervert, Nazi, Fascist” and a few more.  They are great at casting stones.  In fact, I believe they may actually “Get Off” on it sometimes.

You see, folks, not only are many conservatives and Republicans educationally disadvantaged and easily led, but many of them are so repressed in their youth by overbearing fundamentalist-type parents that their ingrained bitterness cannot help but grow to overshadow their lives. 

Many of these poor unfortunates do not realize their mental challenges  and they just cannot stomach the idea that they have to live in a world where someone else other than themselves might be a little different in the way they see or do things.

I have one question for these empty heads: “What is wrong with someone being Gay? Why do Far Right Wing Radical Gee-Zuss freak-types hate homosexual people so much? In point of fact, why do they seem to hate everyhing and everybody so much–all the time? Did someone continually put cayenne pepper in their diapers when they were very small?

Since so many Conservatives are so regressive by tradition, I think that a lot of them still believe the sun revolves around the earth. I am almost certain that most of them must believe that the world revolves around themselves.

 Many conservative types are little more than deceived, mindless morons, filled with angst and hatred of the world in general and Liberals in particular, that they are actually ticking psychological time bombs just waiting for an excuse to explode and wreak havoc on something or someone.

I know it is improper and unkind to put stereotypical tags onto other people, but it seems to be the “Thing” to do among many conservatives and “Better-Than-You” (Look at me, I’m a Christian) types.  So, I do not want to be left out in the cold. I want the world to know that it is entirely possible (And statistically provable) that there are just as many, if not more, homosexuals among the Bible Thumping conservatives and religious Republicans as there are anywhere else. It is only  fair to point that out.

And I am not pointing it out because I object to Gay People or anything like that. I do, in fact, believe that Gay People should have exactly the same rights and privileges as any other American.

If I am attending the funeral of one of our brave young service men or women who have given their all for our country, for example, I really cannot tell and don’t give a Peck’s damn whether the person being eulogized was gay or not!  Gay blood and Straight blood are the same color and consistency and I get really fed up with self-righteous conservative types flaunting  their supposed superiority over other people just because there might be a little difference in choices going on.

I have a personal belief that there are, indeed, a multitude of anarchists, revolutionaries and insurrectionists among the conservative and Republican crowd because I have seen their hate signs and heard their neo-fascist rhetoric during the time of some of the so-called “Tea party” gatherings. That is old news by now. 

The racist and patently Unamerican mind set of many of those rioters and demonstrators should be well established in the mind of anyone who can remember past yesterday.  It was almost universal for awhile.

By the way, I wonder how many of them there “Tea party” types are Gay?  I’m going to have to do some research on that one.

But all that is not the really juicy part of what I am writing about here today.

The juicy part is that if you look at all the sex scandals that have broken over the past decade, some interesting statistics emerge.

For example, it is reported that fully 61 per cent of all sex scandals that were thrown open to public scrutiny in the past 10 years involved either a Republican or a conservative or both.

That is quite a record for a segment of the population who is so outrageously insistent that most of their worldview is shaped by Christianity.

Now check this out!  It is further reported that of all the sex scandals that broke during that same 10 year period, more than 34  percent of them were “Gay” scandals and more than 78 percent of those were  involving some Republican politician who had a record of being strictly anti-Gay on issues and who got caught in  some situation where it came to light that he or she (As the case may be) had a same-sex partner (Lover.)

This brings to mind the almost constant insistence of this group on “Christian Family and Moral Values.”

I get the idea sometimes that “Christian Family and Moral Value’s” are shaped by Repubs and Conservatives to fit the convenience of their own needs and desires or, at best, their own situations.

Guess what else, folks? According to the figures I have been reading, if there has been a sex scandal in the past 10 years involving an under age person, in more than 60 percent of the cases, that scandal includes or involves—now wait for it—-a Republican! Woo Whooo!

If you are conservative or Republican and you are reading this, have you started thinking “Liberal Bias” yet?  That seems to be their catch all phrase for “Getting Caught With One’s Pants Down.” “Liberal Bias” is their go-to butt cover when they get exposed.

I cannot wait for the Right Wing Spin Machine to get ahold of this post, can you?

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I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation.

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