Saturday, September 21, 2013

Republicans, "religion" and Oblivion (not the Tom Cruise film)

Republicans lie about being religious. If they truly embraced their purported "God," they would do for the poor instead of doing exactly the opposite of what Christ taught. Christ embraced "the least among us," and hung out with them as well. Republicans like Michelle Bachmann worship money and only money. They are completely overtaken by greed, avarice, entitlement, sloth, and just general evil--which is the negating and predation of those least able to defend themselves; the working poor, disabled, elderly, even homeless veterans. To take money from these people is easy for republicans as they know the "least among us" have no voice. 

It's up to the intelligentsia and people with empathy and decency to do everything in our power to destroy their influence and stranglehold over our government. Republicans of today are nothing like they were even in Eisenhower's time. Since Reagan, they have embraced greed and evil. Time for them to go the way of the Whigs...into oblivion.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Republicans snap elderly, working poor, disabled, veterans off SNAP

It is unconscionable that Republicans in this Congress are so bereft of empathy, knowing that Americans are suffering; that most of the recovery went to the top 1/10 of 1% of the population while everyone else is struggling to find work in a post industrial, finance based economy, where people must retrain to handle the new technology that domestic industry demands. 

Most all of the recipients of food assistance (SNAP) are working families, elderly retirees, disabled individuals, veterans (many of whom are either homeless, disabled or both), with very few of them totally dependent on such assistance to subsist, and even those people are barely surviving.

Instead of passing the POTUS; jobs act, which would lessen the expenditure of these programs since it would add to the tax base, republicans again side against logic and pass these Draconian measures designed to destroy what little of the Middle Class there is, primarily because their sole goal is to fund themselves and their rich friends. Gone is the party of so-called balanced government spending, replaced by a GOP controlled by greed, avarice and abject evil. 

Despite their vast, nationwide expenditures to combat the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), and despite their nationwide attempts to deny whole segments of the population the right to vote, making them all but pay a poll tax (added costs for transportation and the procurement of "proper documentation" to get the right ID to vote), Republicans will fail in 2014 and if I live that long, I will relish the day when they fall and go the way of the Whigs---into oblivion where they belong.

Evil is as evil does.  And so it goes.

Be cool, be nobody's fool and don't dismiss the bliss. (tm)

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Honeymoon Between TV and the Internet Continues

Well, it looks like Sleepy Hollow premieres tonight on Fox. I say that because going to imdb you can't miss the ad graphics.  If I had the green light to reboot The Invaders, I'd promote it on there, Hulu Netflix and anywhere else people gravitate toward TV.

TV and the Internet are moving closer and closer.  In the near future, it would not surprise me that a lot of shows that you only see on Netflix (House Of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, etc.) will also be appearing on other Internet derived platforms.

As it is, if you have some good lighting and entertainment value, there's always U-Stream and let's not forget Youtube. That platform pretty much allowed the Internet and TV to marry in a big way.

A friend of mine, Gary Troy, back in the 90s, had this vision and had developed some great ideas to stream movies and TV to the Internet.  Back then, I remember we talked about the day when TV and computers would be united as one technology and here we have Smart TVs and DVD Players with PC tech and wi-fi.

It won't be long and we'll be watching TV and doing computing with Google glasses...and smashing into trees with our smart cars.  George Jetson, you started something.