Monday, September 03, 2007

Catching Up

Sheesh. This blogging stuff is hard work, or as the Preznit would say, Heckuva job, OFG! Nevertheless, I feel the need to recap our political situation at this point in time, the waning days of the Republican Party.

First off, there seems to be a swabbing of the decks at the good ship lollipop. Bertie Walnuts, aka Alberto Gonzales finally crashed under the weight of his own incompetence. The strangely familiar refrain of an inability to correct the boy king, Bertie fell victim to the urban legend of a snake being able to hypnotize a bird in flight, bringing to its doom. He conflated loyalty to country and constitution with fealty to person hood clothed in ideology. Certainly the frat-boy mentality and clubby towel-snapping ridicule of monikers like "fredo" goaded him into behaving like a dog in the back window of an El Dorado, his head constantly bobbing up and down for approval.

Certainly the republicans and their legions that people the mighty right wing wurlitzer blame the Democrats. As I have stated before, nationally, there are nine hours of rightard hatespew driving their chickenhawk killdozers over the American airwaves for every one hour of everybodyelse. This, of course, needs fixing in the context of radio. See, terrestrial radio is a fixed and finite universe. They cannot throw an extra sig of paper on the press to cover more shit, and the radio universe is a publicly held universe. Right now, blogs are the only counter-prevailing force for the hate-spew put out by Oxy morons, phone-sex enthusiasts and slant-head-Hannities. There exists no real opposition in the blogosphere from the right. Last count I got to date was since the Dean campaign, we on the left have raised $26 million and the right, somewhere north of $300 thousand.

Yes, the right blogosphere is fat and stupid and even their mother's don't like them very much.

I hate to reduce the muscle of the left blogosphere to dollars and cents, but unfortunately, this is what politics understand. Still, it seems there understanding wanes significantly.

Bertie Walnuts is out. Karl Rove is out. Tony Snow is out. The Republican majority in the Senate is out. The Republican majority of the House is out. And yet, even Speaker Pelosi's muscular language of a "new congress is in town," which was elected to conclude the Republican Reign of Terror, we still have:

An escalation of the occupation of Iraq, fully funded, with no strings attached. Codification of the Bush warrant less wiretapping program, running unabated and unchecked, giving the Administration congressional approval to shred civil liberties. Continuation of the suspension of Habeus Corpus. The founding principle of free people that says its government cannot snatch them from the streets and imprison them with no explanation to a judge or anyone else. Giving the boy king the exclusive authority to determine what torture is...the same guy who blew frogs up for kicks as a child.

In other words, to contrast Speaker Pelosi's admonition, meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Congress is confused. Yes, Nancy, it is really swell you increased the minimum wage. Yes, we are so happy you made it easier to afford college for our kids and it is so kewl you passed the 9/11 commission recommendations, like 12 years after they were, you know, recommended. Health care for the kids and ethics reform are good too, but holy fucking shit, quit mowing the fukkin' lawn while the house is burning down!

End it. End all of this authoritarian cultism that preaches that all will be well if we have enough cops/soldiers on the streets. Do not lead from the center as defined by those who have drug this nation 1200 miles to the right. End the occupation. End the warrantless wiretapping. Re-establish Habeus Corpus. End torture. End free trade that is not fair and only benefits multinational corporations. Enact card check for the establishment of Unions. Roll back the tax cuts of the Bush/Bush/Reagan regimes. Establish a 91% tax rate on incomes over $3 million and perhaps we wouldn't have CEO's making 400 times what the average worker makes. Eliminate all offshore tax havens and any benefits of outsourcing labor.

It doesn't matter what the rightards say, because they will bad mouth you whatever you do. It is time to do what you were elected for, and the main thing is to defend and protect the constitution, something Republicans do not believe in. Republicans are corporatists, not Americans.

3 comments:

Red S Tater said...

Since you are as concerned as the rest of us about the poor not having healthcare... I'm sure you will be one of the first to join me and post this list of...

Free or Low-Cost Health Services
in the Oklahoma City Metro (from the OU MedCtr website)

We are just one of many organizations that provide some free or low-cost healthcare services in our community. Here is a list of some of the other organizations that serve the medically needy in the Metro area. This list is provided for your convenience and does not constitute a recommendation of any specific organization or provider. Remember to ALWAYS call first to see if you, or your family member, can qualify and when you can be seen. All of these providers follow business rules regarding who qualifies for their services.

The following may provide one or more services, including: Children’s Services, Dental Care, Eye Care & Glasses, General Care, Medication Assistance, Mental Health Services, or Women’s Services.

Download Printable PDF Version of List

Baptist Mission
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
2125 Exchange Ave, Oklahoma City | 235-6162

Charity Eye Clinic
(eye care & glasses)
701 NW 8th, Oklahoma City | 236-5212

COINS
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
3815 N Santa Fe, Suite 122, Oklahoma City | 524-8100

Community Action Agency
(eye care & glasses)
1900 NW 10th, Oklahoma City | 232-0199

Community Vision Clinic
(eye care & glasses)
3840 N Lincoln, Oklahoma City | 473-7430

County Pharmacy
(medication assistance)
7401 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City | 713-1893

Good Shepherd Ministries
(children’s services, dental care, general care, women’s services)
222 NW 12th, Oklahoma City | 232-8631

Guild of St. George
(medication assistance)
117 NW 7th, Oklahoma City | 235-3436

Healing Hands Health Care
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
411 NW 11th, Oklahoma City | 272-0476

Health For Friends
(children’s services, dental care, eye care & glasses, general care, women’s services)
317 E Himes St, Norman | 329-4161

Hope Center Health Clinic
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
7 N Broadway, Edmond | 348-4680

Hope Community Service
(mental health services)
Oklahoma City | 632-1900

Lion’s Eye Bank
(eye care & glasses)
4123 NW 10th, Oklahoma City | 557-1393 or 947-6540 for glasses

Little Flower Clinic
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
11th and N. Walker, Oklahoma City | 235-7055

Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
12716 NE 36th, Oklahoma City | 769-3301

Medication Assist
(medication assistance)
711 Stanton L Young, #700, Oklahoma City | 228-3200

Ministries of Jesus
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
3456 S Boulevard, Edmond | 340-7400

Neighborhood Service Organization
(dental care)
614 NE 4th, Oklahoma City | 236-0413

North Care Center – Adults
(mental health services)
1140 N Hudson, Oklahoma City | 272-0660

North Care Center – Children
(mental health services)
NW 50th & Meridian, Oklahoma City | 858-2700

Oklahoma City County Health Department
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
921 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City | 427-8651

Oklahoma City County Health Department West
(children’s services, women’s services)
4330 NW 10th, Oklahoma City | 419-4150

Oklahoma Community Health Service
(children’s services, dental care, general care, women’s services)
1025 Straka Terrace, Oklahoma City | 632-6688

Olivet Baptist Church
(children’s services, dental care, eye care & glasses, general care, women’s services)
1201 NW 10th, Oklahoma City | 951-2645

Project Woman
(mammograms only - women’s services)
Central Oklahoma | 604-4642

Rx for Oklahoma
(medication assistance)
1125 E Main Street, Norman | 701-8216

St. Charles Catholic Church
(children’s services, general care, women’s services)
5024 N Grove, Oklahoma City | 789-2595

University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry
(dental care)
1201 Stonewall Ave, Oklahoma City | 271-6056

Variety Health Center
(children’s services, women’s services)
420 NW 6th, Oklahoma City | 235-6466

Variety Health Center
(children’s services, women’s services)
3851 Tinker Diagonal, Del City | 677-1129

So, now instead of just running around telling people that there is no healthcare in this country for people who can't afford it...you can actually help people for a change.
That'll be different huh?
-red

Cindy said...

I am just a waitress in a small town in Oklahoma. I make just enough money to pay my rent and utilities, saved and finally got a car after 5 years of walking back and forth to work. I make to much money in the states opinion to get Medicare and not enough to pay for insurance. That being said my teeth are not in bad shape but in horrid shape. They are breaking to the point they will have to be cut out. I have about 6 teeth that need to be replaced and I gurantee ain't no one going step to the plate to fix that. It has sent me to the hospital of which I cant afford either but thought I was literally dying I was so sick. Now to add to that I have a hospital bill I cant afford to pay either. I am not a lazy person just don't have enough money. Yet everyone says ohhh you can go to this place or that place.. of course i can .. IF I HAD INSURANCE.. HELPPPPP

Cindy said...

I am just a waitress in a small town in Oklahoma. I make just enough money to pay my rent and utilities, saved and finally got a car after 5 years of walking back and forth to work. I make to much money in the states opinion to get Medicare and not enough to pay for insurance. That being said my teeth are not in bad shape but in horrid shape. They are breaking to the point they will have to be cut out. I have about 6 teeth that need to be replaced and I gurantee ain't no one going step to the plate to fix that. It has sent me to the hospital of which I cant afford either but thought I was literally dying I was so sick. Now to add to that I have a hospital bill I cant afford to pay either. I am not a lazy person just don't have enough money. Yet everyone says ohhh you can go to this place or that place.. of course i can .. IF I HAD INSURANCE.. HELPPPPP