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The new corporate rule

Yesterday with the Hobby Lobby case, we have now allowed the courts to tell us that Corporations are not only people with free($$) speech, but they now have the freedumb of religion. Ohh joy!

Where will this lead? If these paper people are now allowed to impose their religion on their employees, where will it end? Will it end with simply health care benefits, or could it go further?

Could it end with the this line of thought: Corp: WE provide you with a job. With that job, We compensate you with OUR money. As an employee of OUR company, you are also a representative of OUR company whether you are on the clock or not. Your facebook and other social media are open to OUR interpretation and whether we agree with what you publish is agreeable with the fine print in OUR company policy is subject to Corporate policy.

Also, since We compensate you with OUR money that comes from What God bestows upon us with the business acumen that HE has bestowed upon us, if you are doing things that go against what OUR beliefs are, WE should and do reserve the right to terminate your employment at anytime for spending the money that We compensate you with by purchasing things that go against OUR beliefs.

We don’t condone alcohol, drugs,(prescription or illicit) pornography or other sinful things that will be left to the discrimination of our board of directors and Corporate policy handbook, which is 1,000 pages plus. (Non bureaucratic, of course)

Now my questions are these: Does this decision only refer to Christian Corporations, or does it also apply to  Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and other religions? Are we all going to be at the beck and call of our new religious Corporate laws?

Isn’t it already bad enough that we have few if any rights in the workplace now as it is? Stay tuned for the fallout of this decision. I am sure that we have only heard the first of  many shots about to come across the bow of employee rights.

 

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Shop class, schools, and the consquences

Hello, I am back. I have been battling on NM Craig’s list. It sometimes is juvenile,  but interesting how  they answer. Mostly I do it because  the rhetoric and aura of superiority on that site is stupendous, and someone has to retort their paranoid delusions of grandeur.

 

Here is my latest comment. I will  post a few more soon. I am going to  try to invite some of them here so that no one can delete comments. Unless the comment is outrageously vulgar or Word Press makes me take it down, it goes up. unless it’s spam of course.

 

“Put the trade back in our schools. We need to give our children a chance to try these things so they can see if they my like it . Woodworking ,welding ,machine shop, drafting,sewing, home economy’s”

Didn’t the schools used to teach these things? Yes, they did? So the question that needs to be asked is: “Why did they take them out?

Most likely for the same reason that this question of yours won’t happen to any but a select few schools in NM, let alone the country,”Why isn’t there any swimming pools in the schools?”. The answer?

 

 

MONEY

When I was in school, many a decade ago, drivers ed was taught by a couple of teachers that were certified to teach drivers ed. The local car dealers donated a couple of cars for the use of drivers ed and the cost was built into the property taxes.

Now, each parent has the great honor of paying $500-$1,000 or more for each of their kids to learn how to drive. And if they fail the first time, guess who gets to pay that fee again? Ahhhhhh PRIVATIZATION! Aren’t the cost savings awesome?! Aren’t you glad that this model is starting to happen to school sports also?

The machines that we used for wood and metal shop were outdated when I used them many a decade ago (notice the plural), and those machines aren’t cheap, and there are few people that are willing to donate an outdated machine let alone a good used one or a new one. Those heavy machines bring a lot of money at the scrap yard. A down payment on a new or good used machine for the business.

Not to mention that most of the jobs in those catagories are being outsourced because they are considered “low skillz” jobz. Machinist jobs are going to China, along with a lot of the other manufacturing trades. So are furniture building and clothing jobz. According to cons, Mehicans are taking over the home building jobs (what little there are) and the landscaping tradez.

Everyone is now looking to have a ‘high skillz jobz’ or career, like fraudsters uuuh…ehem..errr…bankerz, traderz (traitors?), CEO’s, COO’s (coo coos?), accountants, doctors, physical therapists, hospital techs, lawyers, talking heads on TV or talking entities on what is left of radio. You know, good paying jobs/careers that pay good Money (Gods must be Capitalized, especially when it involves Capital/Money) and get more than a modicum of respect. None of those jobs that you mentioned get either of those anymore. Thanx cons.

Hard, mental and physical work (yes cons, those ‘low skillz jobz require mental skillz too) gets you nothing but a broken body and tossed aside like a broke down, rusted out 20 year old vehicle. Except the vehicle still has ‘value’ ……..at the scrap yard.

So the reason that we have schools failing, kidz failing, bridges falling apart, pot hole filled roads, crumbling industrial parks, and a faltering economy is because the wealth is being concentrated, condensed and compressed.

No one wants to pay for pools in schools. When I talk to my conservative friends and family, they do nothing but complain about how much time kids spend at school. “Before school practice, after school practice, study groups after school, after school/community related extra-curricular activities.” They hate schools but don’t mind their kidz being watched while they work and or get some time away, like a baby sitter. That is what they say teachers are anyway. Yet they wouldn’t nor could they do what happens at a school, even if they didn’t have to work. Not one of them could teach math, algebra, trig, English, grammar, home ec, computer lab, science, geology, geometry, social studies, local/State/Fed government, art (another thing cons hate liberal arts…eewwww! How… how…..elitist! Now give tax cuts to the ‘Job Creators’ and Wealthy!” ( more Capitalization for Gawds)Aren’t those people technically the, uh…how do I put it…. THE ELITE!?)

Not one of them have the necessary knowledge in ALL of those fields to educate their kidz. That is why schools were invented. That is why WE adopted PUBLIC SCHOOLS. So that EVERY KID could have a BASIC or above average EDUKASHUN. Do you know why there is a National Lunch program AND free or reduced rate lunch at our commie skool system? Thank the Military for that.

http://www.ilunchbox.com/articles/history-of-the-school-lunch-program.php

There were small local school systems that had lunch programs, mostly in poor areas of cities. But after WWI, I will let the author of this article tell you.

By 1913, School Lunches were operating in 30 cities and 14 states. However by 1918 and the beginning of WWI, the realization of how desperate the youth of America was painfully obvious. Enormous numbers of young men could not enter the military due to poor physical condition related to malnutrition. By 1919 2930 schools were now receiving hot lunches.

 

You see, you can’t wage war with malnourished draftees. Where were the Churches, charities, families and communities to help these less fortunate children and young adults?

And now, we have privatized out the school lunch programs in a majority of schools. There have been plenty of stories of lunch personnel tossing out perfectly good food into the trash because students were a few dollars short of the price of a meal. Tossing out and wasting food rather than feeding a child. Family Values? Tough Love? Personal Responsibility? Pro Life? Or, Corporate can write off the perfectly good food that was wasted and thrown in the trash and basically spit in the kids face and embarrass them in front of the whole school? Most likely it will be filed under all of them.

Personal Responsibility: If their parents were personally responsible they would’ve had the Money for the lunch.
Tough Love; sending the parents and the child the lesson that they have to Pay their bills,
Family Values. Being a good responsible citizen that pays their bills, feeds their children, and can take a little embarrassment will avoid such situations in the future.

So, if we end up in a war with one of these countries that now do our low skillz manufacturing jobs, where will we get our manufactured goods and who will do the low skillz work to get the necessities for waging WAR?

Or haven’t we thought that far ahead?

Free trade and Free markets for Freedumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What is a Republican? Why I left.

You will see through the content of this blog that I will be far harder on Republicans than Democrats. There is reason. As I posted in the original post, I voted that party until around 2005.

At least I thought I was. Apparently I am more of a social liberal and more of a fiscal moderate. I am more like Dwight Eisenhower, at least fiscally. I would prefer tax money to help the country and the people of the country, as opposed to dropping bombs and killing “enemies”. That, is no longer acceptable in the Republican party.

I used to live in a rural area. When I say rural I don’t mean some small town. You couldn’t see my neighbors. There were five houses on the road I lived on that was a mile and quarter long. I finally got satellite  TV. Then I started watching the news and C-Span. There were all kinds of different viewpoints. Some of them shouldn’t even be viewpoints, but, well, Free speech. That seems to be the problem. Not Free speech, but it seems that every viewpoint is supposed to be seen as having merit. You and I both know that is NOT possible.

I was still gravitating toward Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs and once in awhile O’Reilly. Then I started listening to this guy named Bill Moyers, and watching John Stewart and Colbert. The clips of Fox News gaffes started the switch. I guess I always had a little bend to the left, because I always thought that Big Corporations needed some Rules to live by.  And I really didn’t care for how the larger banks screwed the system and turned the system upside down, forcing the smaller banks to mimic  them.  I remember my dad saying that he used to get 15% interest on his some of his business accounts. What did I just type? 15% interest? From a BANK?!?!?!  YES!  http://www.doctorhousingbubble.com/federal-reserve-fighting-inflation-in-the-1970s-and-restraining-the-housing-market-today-the-federal-reserve-is-juicing-the-housing-market-trying-to-cause-inflation-researching-the-1970s-and-1980s/

I don’t want to go to far into that because I plan a different post about that. Just saying it because it is pertinent to why I left the Republicans. Then the stock market tanked. As soon as I heard the talk about irresponsible homeowners, I knew what was going to happen. Something inside me said that there were going to be a lot of people thrown out in the street, some with nowhere to go. I can’t be a part of that. And then the banks were bailed out. That was almost the end.

Then something happened. Barack Hussein Obama was elected to the office of  President of the United States. It seemed like the world turned upside down. People who seemed like rational human beings, worth listening to and maybe even voting for, suddenly went berserk. People I thought were honorable, worth looking up to flipped their lids and went off the deep end. And when they all went to Fox, he he, I left.

Then I was introduced to the internet. And here we are. This is the culmination of where my surfing has led me. That got me to thinking about what a Republican is.  So I did some research in that area, and this is what I found. Mind you, I am not a journalist, or a paid party rep, just some guy that would rather know what is kind of going on instead of  knowing who won the latest reality show. I simply want to get to the Truth.

You should know most of the next few posts I do may be posts that were from other posts of mine and replies to other posters. That is why I was not posting for a while.

I started looking at some of the Tea Party sites to see how “non establishment Republican” they are. This is what I found.

http://theteapartyplatform.com/2011/09/17/a-short-history-of-corruption.aspx

Reading through this manifesto of sorts, looks like a butchered, half written, one sided chunk of a history book that has been the tug of war toy for two pit bulls.

It mentions Warren Harding and the Teapot Dome scandal. Harding was a Republican. The scandal had to do with leasing Federal land rights to oil companies without competitive bidding. (what we now call no bid contracts)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_G._Harding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teapot_Dome_scandal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_Leasing_Act_of_1920

Another interesting tidbit of information about Harding is how he handled the Great Railroad Strike

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Railroad_Strike_of_1922

By the end of July, US National Guard troops were on duty in seven states and some 2,200 deputy U.S. marshals were actively clamping down on meetings and pickets.

It seems that Harding also did some other things. This page is worth taking the time to read. It seems that the department of public welfare was instituted under this Republican. Hmmmm.
http://www.presidentprofiles.com/Grant-Eisenhower/Warren-G-Harding-Domestic-and-foreign-affairs.html
http://www.socialwelfarehistory.com/organizations/public-welfare-the-first-department-of-public-welfare/

That last link will tell you part of the reason that the welfare system is set up like it is.

It then jumps to 1973 and tells a little about Nixon and Watergate.

Then it skips to 1998 and the now infamous Monicagate.

Then on to 2001 to talk about the pardons of Bill Clinton.

Then it goes directly to our current President.

Forgot about Reagan and Iran Contra, S&L, all the little Central American wars, funding Osama Bin Laden to wage war against the Russian invasion.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2004/06/reagans_osama_connection.html

Boy that story sounds awful familiar. Just put us in Russia’s place and presto.

And Saddam Hussein. http://www.counterpunch.org/2004/06/17/how-reagan-armed-saddam-with-chemical-weapons/
http://articles.cnn.com/2008-11-20/world/sbm.documents_1_iran-iraq-iraq-s-foreign-policy-halabja?_s=PM:WORLD

And what the hell happened to Bush?  Am I and the rest of the Nation suffering from some sort of mind warp. Did we take the wrong pill and have an 8 year long terrible dream?

I know this is only from one site, but quite a few of these sites are just like this. History didn’t start until January 21, 2009. The US National debt went from $0-$15 TRILLION THAT DAY.

Sorry. I can’t join a Party that has selective history traits that bad. Wolverine thinks I am ignorant for posting the things I post. Wolverine also thinks that I am lying to you and misinforming you. I simply am motivated. This is my motivation. I turned off the corporate cable news shortly after the Banker Bailouts. Instead of watching American Idol and Survivor I surfed the internet. Looking and searching for stuff I remembered and things I had no idea about. What I found sickened me.I don’t have the social or political connections to do anything about this, So I am now on here informing whoever reads these to what I am finding out. I have no reason to deceive anyone. I post links to the pages where I find this information and many times multiple sources. Then you have the option of going to that page and deciding for yourself if that information is worth a hill of beans or not. The way I see it, most people are more likely to come on here and read these little things than they are to look up most of this information. I am simply trying to help people be a more informed citizen and make a better choice in the elections they are likely to participate in. Like the choices are all that great anyway.

I am no great fan of the Democrats. They can be almost as bad as the Republicans. You know the Republicans. You can see what they are doing in this state. You know what they are doing in other states and at the Federal level. Here is something I found online just the other day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republicanism_in_the_United_States

“Republicanism was the distinctive political consciousness of the entire Revolutionary generation.”[13] J.G.A. Pocock explained the intellectual sources in America:[14]
” The Whig canon and the neo-Harringtonians, John Milton, James Harrington and Sidney, Trenchard, Gordon and Bolingbroke, together with the Greek, Roman, and Renaissance masters of the tradition as far as Montesquieu, formed the authoritative literature of this culture; and its values and concepts were those with which we have grown familiar: a civic and patriot ideal in which the personality was founded in property, perfected in citizenship but perpetually threatened by corruption; government figuring paradoxically as the principal source of corruption and operating through such means as patronage, faction, standing armies (opposed to the ideal of the militia); established churches (opposed to the Puritan and deist modes of American religion); and the promotion of a monied interest–though the formulation of this last concept was somewhat hindered by the keen desire for readily available paper credit common in colonies of settlement.

Revolutionary Republicanism was centered on limiting corruption and greed. Virtue was of the utmost importance for citizens and representatives. Revolutionaries took a lesson from ancient Rome, they knew it was necessary to avoid the luxury that had destroyed the Empire.[15] A virtuous citizen was one that ignored monetary compensation and made a commitment to resist and eradicate corruption. The Republic was sacred; therefore, it is necessary to serve the state in a truly representative way, ignoring self-interest and individual will. Republicanism required the service of those who were willing to give up their own interests for a common good. According to Bernard Bailyn “The preservation of liberty rested on the ability of the people to maintain effective checks on wielders of power and hence in the last analysis rested on the vigilance and moral stamina of the people….” Virtuous citizens needed to be strong defenders of liberty and challenge the corruption and greed in government. The duty of the virtuous citizen became a foundation for the American Revolution.[16]

The commitment of most Americans to republican values and to their property rights helped bring about the American Revolution. Britain was increasingly being seen as corrupt and hostile and that of a threat to the very idea of democracy; a threat to the established liberties that Americans enjoyed and to American property rights.[17] The greatest threat to liberty was thought by many to be corruption–not just in London but at home as well. The colonists associated it with luxury and, especially, inherited aristocracy, which they condemned. (A few Americans did gain English titles, but they moved to London.)

Historian Gordon Wood has tied the founding ideas to American Exceptionalism.”Our beliefs in liberty, equality, constitutionalism, and the well-being of ordinary people came out of the Revolutionary era.

n Discourse of 1759 Jonathan Mayhew states “An absolute submission to our prince, or whether disobedience and resistance may not be justified able in some cases. . .to all those who bear the title of rulers in common but only to those who actually perform the duty of rulers by exercising a reasonable and just authority for the good of human society.” The notion that British rulers were not virtuous, nor exercising their authority for the “good of human society” prompted the colonial desire to protect and reestablish republican values in government. This need to protect virtue was a philosophical underpinning of the American Revolution[22]

The open question, as Pocock suggested,[26] of the conflict between personal economic interest (grounded in Lockean liberalism) and classical republicanism, troubled Americans. Jefferson and Madison roundly denounced the Federalists for creating a national bank as tending to corruption and monarchism;

John Adams often pondered the issue of civic virtue. Writing Mercy Otis Warren in 1776, he agreed with the Greeks and the Romans, that, “Public Virtue cannot exist without private, and public Virtue is the only Foundation of Republics.” Adams insisted, “There must be a positive Passion for the public good, the public Interest, Honor, Power, and Glory, established in the Minds of the People, or there can be no Republican Government, nor any real Liberty. And this public Passion must be Superior to all private Passions. Men must be ready, they must pride themselves, and be happy to sacrifice their private Pleasures, Passions, and Interests, nay their private Friendships and dearest connections, when they Stand in Competition with the Rights of society.”[27]

Adams worried that a businessman might have financial interests that conflicted with republican duty; indeed, he was especially suspicious of banks. He decided that history taught that “the Spirit of Commerce … is incompatible with that purity of Heart, and Greatness of soul which is necessary for a happy Republic.” But so much of that spirit of commerce had infected America. In New England, Adams noted, “even the Farmers and Tradesmen are addicted to Commerce.” As a result, there was “a great Danger that a Republican Government would be very factious and turbulent there.”[28]

Under the new government after the Revolution, “republican motherhood” became an ideal, as exemplified by Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren. The first duty of the republican woman was to instill republican values in her children, and to avoid luxury and ostentation.[3

Does this look like the current Republican party? If that definition is what “establishment Republican” means, I’ll take a few of those please.

Illeagals in the U.S.

This is another topic that has been in the news lately, because of the new policy that was enacted by the President.

I used to be one of those “send them back to their own country”  people. Then I thought about it for a while.  If our country was like Mexico ( which some in this country are eagerly trying to make happen) and I could not make a life for myself because the wealthy hoarded all the money and only certain favored relatives and friends were allowed places in power, would I pick up and move to try to make a better life for myself? How would I want to be treated where I went? Would I like to be treated like a human or an animal? Maybe you think that analogy is a little over the top. With the recent spat of comparing food stamp recipients to wild animals, I am sorry if you are offended. The conservatives would like to round them up in ICE box trucks and put them in jail until they are then bussed back to Mexico, because that is where ALL illegals come from. Sounds kind of like what happens when there is a dog loose in the neighborhood.

We keep hearing how the illegals are taking American jobs. They are lowering wages, stealing welfare benefits, Social Security numbers, ripping off the hospitals and schools and raping and robbing and pillaging our cities and countrysides. OH the horror! Illegal this! Illegal that! Illegal here! Illegal there! Illegal everywhere!   There is one Illegal that I don’t hear this crowd talking about though……….

 The Illegal employer and landlord.

No where in any conversation or discussion on the over-paid talking bobble-head shows will you hear about Illegal employers, and if you do, it is for just a few fleeting moments. Enough moments to exonerate the employer from having to verify someones immigration status because it is too time consuming, burdensome and you don’t know if someone is lying or forging documents. Coming from an industry that is continuing it’s intrusion into their employees personal lives in the form of drug tests, criminal background checks, credit checks, previous employer checks, checking your facebook profile,  I find that to be a facetious argument.

These Illegal employers are reaping a generous windfall. Think about it. These illegal immigrants are desperate for work, willing to do work that Americans have been taught to strive for more than menial labor and or unwilling to do the work for what the “free market dictates”. ( What a joke. If that wage is what the “free market dictates” they wouldn’t have to bring in illegals to work for cheaper. Maybe my definition of  wage markets is a little out-dated.)  These illegals have no rights. If they get hurt on the job, oh well. It’s not like they are going to hire a lawyer. Yeah, let’s go to court where the judge will find out I am an illegal and deport me. Not.  Thus there is no need for workers comp insurance. There is no need for unemployment insurance. And the illegal works in fear that not only might they be fired at a moments notice, but the Illegal employer may just report them. The Illegal also profits from lower wages they can get away with paying the illegal. Not to mention there are no overtime laws, wage or hour limits.  Now imagine yourself in that situation.

The Illegal landlord doesn’t exactly have a bad situation either. Most illegals live 5 or more to a house. They pool their resources and live very inexpensively so they can send some home to mom and dad or other relatives that are living in squalor, once again, because the “job creators” feel they are the only ones that deserve a  life above squalor. WELL ABOVE squalor.  There are again NO rights for the illegal. No one to defend them for unscrupulous rent increases, a dwelling that is in disrepair, plumbing that may need repair or faulty appliances.  Who are they going to complain to if the Illegal refuses to do the repairs? No one.

Now you are saying they full well knew what they were doing was illegal and they had no rights here, and you would be correct. But does that mean that it is right to treat them like they have no rights and to take full advantage of that fact? And what of the Illegal employer or Illegal landlord. Are they committing a crime by hiring these illegals?  Do you hold them at fault for anything? For not hiring an American? For not paying a decent wage to an American? Or do you see it as just good business and if the Government isn’t going to do it’s job, they are well within their rights to employ them instead of turning them in for deportation?

Aren’t we supposed to be a country that receives their rights from our Creator, not the Government?  You will find that I will be posting a little about religion, just because it is a hot topic and plays a part in my life. I am not a biblical scholar nor have I studied the bible, I just read it. And try to understand it. That being said let’s look at how God tells us how to treat illegals.

Leviticus 19:33-34   When a foreigner lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The foreigner living with you must be treated as a native born. Love him as you love yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I AM THE LORD.

Ezekiel  22:29    The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and the needy and unlawfully exploited the foreign resident.

Food stamps: Junk food for poors or more taxpayer money for corporations

Some thought patterns just amaze me. I guess that there are people that think I am crazy too. Maybe we are all crazy.

This is a subject that has been more prevalent in the last few years. We hear about how many people are on them without hearing exactly why, except for the reason that they are lazy skeezes who have no pride. While I am sure that there are some out there who fit this description, I find it highly unlikely that that describes the majority of them. I know a few of these so called “lazy” people that collect food stamps.  Most of them work. Mommy and daddy.  More and more they are losing full time employment and are having a hard time finding work. Now that it is summer time, work is showing up more frequently though.

I know single people that are on them too. With no kids. Most of them are working too.  Lower hours, but still working.  Do I know of people that are on them who don’t work? Yeah, I do. Are they looking for work?  Most of them.  Some can’t work.  And then there are those that don’t work. Yes, I admitted it.  I know people that don’t work. Most of them even, would like to have some way to make money though. I don’t know very many people who don’t want to have something productive to do everyday and make a living. I know people who have lost a lot of hope in this time of coddling the wealthy “job creators” ,  as lower wages, lower hours, and less upward mobility and the cost to access the ability to achieve the credentials needed to have that mobility is putting it out of  the reach of more and more people.

(Disclaimer: I have used the food stamp program, and appreciated it very much. and when I no longer needed it, I called and asked to be removed.)  Having said that, I was in the gas station a little over a year ago looking to get a pop(soda to some of you) and looked down in the cooler and saw that those new fangled energy drinks had the same EBT (electronic benefit transfer) stamp as the eggs and bread. Note these things are $4 a piece.  Now I knew that pop (soda) was an approved product. Then I looked further. And I found a slew of things that were approved that you wouldn’t normally think would be. Oh no!  The cons were right!  Their stories of buying alcohol and tobacco are wrong. Never, ever have I seen this. If this were to occur, that would be the store owners fault or the clerks. They are the ones that complete those transactions  full well knowing that those are unacceptable items.  Same goes for the furniture rental places that take food stamps! (Yes. I have actually heard that argument, and it was disparaging the food stamp recipient. How would the recipient even know that they would accept that for payment?  Would you? Apparently we do now.  🙂

Any hoo, I started finding out all kinds of things that are SNAP approved foods and places that are allowed to take them.  Restaurants, both traditional and fast food. This is for the homeless and or elderly that are unable to make their own food or don’t have the necessary equipment to prepare meals. I can understand that. I was almost homeless once. Eating cold canned raviolis and vegetables would suck. I suppose it would be better than nothing. None the less,  I believe it to be more acceptable than candy bars and energy drinks.

Well that got me wondering how these things are SNAP approved.  I mean you don’t think the people running the SNAP program just said “hey, how about approving the fast food restaurants, all the major pop (soda) brands, all the candy and junk food, and Twinkies(tm) , HO HO’s ™ and cream pies they can stuff in the cart. 🙂    Just because we are nice and we want their vote.( despite the fact that most of this group of the population does NOT VOTE, and we do not vote for the people that run SNAP.)  So if the people who run SNAP did not bestow this bountiful treat of junk food goodies to the lazy skeezes, who did?  I know! I know! It was those filthy LIBS!  Better read this  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/24/top-secret-what-food-stamps-buy/print/       Notice in the comments there was not a mention of the fact that an aid to  John Boehner   was hired by a well known convenience store, to lobby on  “issues related to the general application and approval process for qualified establishments serving SNAP-eligible recipients.”

I am more than positive that this transcends both sides of the aisle. My problem is that putting all the blame on Government officials is leaving out the true culprit.  Who is going to hold these corporations that are scamming our system responsible? The level of them skimming off  the top of programs designed to  help our less fortunate (lazy) citizens. Do you  realize that JP Morgan runs the food stamp program in Virginia? I knew that the banks had their claws in the issuing and collecting fees off of unemployment benefits, but it seems they are also in the business of issuing of food stamp and EBT cards also. Wow. And the junk food industry is taking more and more from this program also.

But we should really put the blame on the holders of these cards. I mean they are making the choice to purchase those goods after all, right?  Given the choice, what would you do? I know, you’d get off your ass and get a job right?  How are you supposed to do that when employers are shipping jobs over seas? Those jobs left in America would translate into those same jobs and eventually more jobs from the spending that those jobs left in America would create. It is a cycle. And another post. The fact remains that the more jobs we send over to China,  means less jobs and less money in our economy. Thus the need for food stamps. Now, the approved foods were not always junk food. That has only been in the last decade or so that this has happened. Given the choice to buy some junk once in a while, people will be people and buy it. The junk industry knows this, that is why they lobbied for access to the program. Why don’t we blame the people who changed the rules?  That would be a quaint little notion, wouldn’t it? And not just our senators and congress people. Someone bought them off, paid them or offered them something to do this.  They don’t just come up with this shit on their own.

But we will continue to blame the poors. I mean in the end all societies have collapsed because of the corruption and loose morals of them there poors.

What this blog is about and who it is for.

 Hello, welcome to the Corporate Chronicles. I am the Corporate Chronicler. Yes, for now I wish to remain somewhat anonymous. I will give a little background just so you know where my views come from. I live in the upper part of the mid-west of the United States. United, as in all for one, one for all. We wouldn’t be the same if we were separated.I have a high-school diploma, a little used certificate in locksmithing,four years of machining , and 20 years or more in manufacturing,welding, and fabricating. I was a shop rat. Loved the work, and will not apologize for it.I took a few years of community college but never got a degree. So I am not an intellectual. That being said, I don’t believe that you need to be an intellectual to observe things that are wrong. Let’s face it, most people in this country are not. And let’s also face the fact that we have been led by intellectuals and here we are.

This blog will be mostly of a political nature just because that is what I am most interested in, opinions on pertinent topics, and an occasional cartoon thrown in if I can get my ancient computer hooked to my ancient 3 in 1 printer. This will all be new to me, so I appreciate feedback and most of all patience 🙂  

Disclaimer: I was a born,raised and bred conservative Republican, and now I am not. As you will see through this venture, my views tend to lead me to a more Left leaning pattern of thought. It may have been my thought pattern has changed, but I think it was more that I was left behind in a rush to the far right or was lied to or a little of both. You will see why I feel this way, and I hope to wake some more up to what I woke up to after what I found to be the definition of practiced fiscal conservatism.