jazzman646 (May 17, 12:29 PM): wmo - I'm doing fine thanks!
jazzman646 (May 17, 12:37 PM): lisa - I don't really know much about Daniels, but I like what Pawlenty did fiscally in Minn., and feel its similar to what the US needs right now.
jazzman646 (May 17, 12:53 PM): Was just in San Diego last week for business and I was amazed at the large number of homeless people there, many of them white in their early 20's (I only mention race because it indicates how much worse minorities must be doiing there). CA is one messed up state, 12% unemployment.
In a one block walk from my hotel to a restaurant, I had at least 5 guys ask me if I had loose change to spare. So either Californians are lazy as hell and won't work, or there are no truly no jobs, and electing Jerry Brown (again) is like pouring gasoline on a burning economic fire
jazzman646 (May 17, 12:58 PM): I guess if you are homeless, San Diego offers one of the best climates for it...was 66 hi and 60 lo while I was there...dontt even need a cardboard box...
greenpagan (May 17, 5:43 PM): Ironically, the Black Connedserfaturd Jazz (who wants to stand out from the crowd, pretending he's Denzel) makes my case contra Crapitalism. (O...I didn't mean to bring "race" into it; only as it indicates how fugged up WhiteRightwingnutjabberers really are.)
"A fascist is nothing more than a Connedserfaturd in a hurry!" -- Old Premature Anti-Fascist quip. And spot on!
greenpagan (May 17, 5:45 PM): Homelessness. IT SHD HAPPEN TO YOU, JUNKMAN...!!! (No...I take that back. I apologize. I was taught never to wish anything bad on anybody... Because then it would never happen to the rotten SOBs...!!!
greenpagan (May 17, 5:55 PM): BTW -- How do all the Moral Majority biblebabblers squeaking & squawking in tongues & rockin & holyrollin in the aisles feel/think about their GOOPer Governator Arnold Kennedy Schwarzenegger now ? Fer chrissake. And that goon actually thought he was gonna be President? (Actually, I think every red-blooded fully functioning male of the species shd have at least one concubine hanging around the house...First Charlie. Now Arnie...Hopefully this is the beginning of a popular trend...)
greenpagan (May 17, 6:08 PM): In closing ("I thought he'd never shut up...") ...I strongly concurr with Mister Jazzman's choice for Repooplicker presidential candidate: Pawlenty. He looks like a loser. But they all look like losers. And are losers. And pretty soon they'll be selling pencils & apples when Wall Street goes belly up next time & there's no mo dough to bail out the dreaded thoroughly disgusting banking mammals. That will be it & then the only answer will be a question, as in: "Which side are you on?" Karl Marx was correct. Crapitalism will have an increasingly disastrous string of crises before ultimate & total & irremediable collapse. It's a built in feature of late phase swinishness aka finance casino capitalism.
The thing of it is is to organize. Be prepared. Keep the powder dry.
"No mo' water the fire next time."
Hasta la victoria siempre!!!
PS -- Jazzman thinks 12% joblessness (according to the official inaccurate headcount) in the world's 5th largest economy is something to joke about? He'll be laughing out there in them cotton fields pickin' that cotton! Ol' man river...dat ol' man ribber...
Great good luck to...most of you, my fellow foofightergees...
See you on the barricades. Suckers...! I mean...comrades...
PPS -- Re: Jazzman's political hero Tim Pawlenty. And the collaborationist Minnesota Dems are also implicated. Pawlenty's heartless draconian measures could never have materialized without their gutless cooperation. See: Minnesota balances budget on the backs of workers and the poor at http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/minn-j27.shtml .
Minnesota resolved its $4.6 billion state budget deficit for the fiscal biennium 2010-2011 by slashing financial and medical assistance for the poor, elderly and disabled; delaying payments to school districts; and making higher education less financially accessible for students. Minnesota is expected to face huge budget deficits for fiscal biennium 2012-2013.
Initially, the state faced a $6.4 billion deficit, but that number was reduced to $4.6 billion as a result of Minnesota’s portion of the federal stimulus dollars. In May, the Democratic Party-controlled House and Senate passed an Omnibus budget bill that was signed by Governor Tim Pawlenty. The bill reduced the deficit by approximately $1.5 billion through, among other measures, $63 million in cuts to higher education, $537 million in cuts to Health and Human Services, and an increase in court-related fees of $47 million.
The cuts to Health and Human Services include reductions or delays in funding to nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, specialty care providers, and people with disabilities. They limit the already minimal discretionary spending allowed to people living in nursing or group homes by 26 percent. MORE at http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/minn-j27.shtml .
How hypocritically XXXtian of our notorious house conservative, gonadless epigones & associated intellectually stunted types.
Let's face facts: GOP messed AmeriKKKa, Inc. (with Dem collaborationist help). Didn't they? With tax cuts & unfunded needless wars for the Masterclass, its courtiers, counsels , clowns & divines to get rich off. Which is why I'll be voting Socialist Workers Party or Socialist Equality Party in 2012, unless Dennis Kucinich & Bernie Sanders get together & decide to run for the White House. (And they are way too conservative for me, but...)
ALL POWER TO THE WORKERS IN A GENUINE WORKERS' DEMOCRACY!!!
Because what you have now is a counterfeit one wherein you have no effective voice whatsoever. That is reserved solely for the Big Money Boys as that's always been the case since the slaveowners created this country. Ordinary folk have managed to survive on the crumbs since the Optimates need the Populares. The Exploiters (e.g. the cannibalistic Bush Family) need the Exploited to feed off. Otherwise they must eat hard cheese. Who will wipe their bee-hinds, I ask you? Why the Jazzmans, of course. They always did!
Click here for interesting revolutionary effects: http://econc10.bu.edu/economic_systems/Theory/Marxism/Soviet/trotsky_anim_xx.gif