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Prisons for Profit

Posted in Job-creators, Second American Revolution, taxes, Tea Party with tags , , on February 13, 2012 by verbumsapienti2

Did the Tampa Bay Times edit out Brad Swanson’s reasons why Florida is spending too much on prisons?

He says we need to do “something different” to cure recidivism, but he doesn’t say how privatizing prisons is the answer.

He says that privatizing prisons will save taxpayers 7%, but doesn’t say how these companies can operate the prisons with less money, and still squeeze out new profits.

He says that existing correctional officers won’t lose their jobs, but doesn’t say what those new jobs will pay, or what benefits they will have to give up.

Without these answers included in his comments, it appears that this plan is designed only to enrich investors at the expense of the rest of us.

Has anyone thought about first trying to fix what we have before we hand off it off to someone else wanting to profit on what we should be able to do better ourselves?

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


Newt Alinsky

Posted in Politics, Tea Party with tags , , , , on January 26, 2012 by verbumsapienti2
English: Newt Gingrich at a political conferen...

Of course Newt Gingrich knows who Saul Alinsky is; while few in his listening crowds do.

Gingrich is an early graduate of The Free Congress Foundation program of training grassroots activists in the latest political techniques to make their voices heard.

FCF founder Paul Weyrich took many of his ideas straight out of Alinsky’s book; Rules for Radicals.

Alinsky said “Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”  

Weyrich said “Complete destruction of every opponent must be accomplished through unrelenting personal attacks.” Newt was a good student.

Gingrich says things like “What if Obama is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together his actions”?

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

Where is the 1% Tea Party now?

Posted in Politics, Second American Revolution, Tea Party with tags , , , , on January 10, 2012 by

Waiting for the 99% to catch on?

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

Gingrich – Krushchev, seperated at birth

Posted in Politics, Satire, Tea Party with tags , , on December 18, 2011 by verbumsapienti2

We will bury you!

I will bury myself

Occupy Movement and Tea Party defend the Constitution

Posted in Opinion, Politics, Second American Revolution, Tea Party with tags , , , , on December 17, 2011 by verbumsapienti2

Occupy togetherFinally, something that the Occupy Movement and the Tea Party Movement can agree upon: the National Defense Authorization Act should not be approved so long as it includes a provision whereby a U.S. citizen, on U.S. soil, could be arrested by the military on suspicion of “terrorism” and detained indefinitely without trial.

This county and our U.S. Constitution were born out of a war against such injustice. The Occupy Movement is already protesting.

Where is the protest from the Tea Party Movement with their strict-Constitution rhetoric?  

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

Palin waiting in the wings

Posted in Politics, Second American Revolution, Tea Party with tags , , , , on December 8, 2011 by verbumsapienti2

Sarah Palin quietly waitingSarah Palin is quietly waiting in the wings of that public stage that is the campaign for the presidency. While neither declaring for the Republican nomination, nor expressing her endorsement of a GOP candidate, can there be alternative scenarios that could still play out for the former governor of Alaska?

As the present cast of GOP presidential wannabes flame out, with no clear leader left standing, could there be an opportunity for Sarah to be “drafted” into nomination at the August 2012 GOP convention in Tampa?

Could the possible GOP nomination of either the uninspiring Mitt Romney or the toxic Newt Gingrich be the future springboard needed for Sarah to launch a conservative-based, tea party-backed independent party run at the presidency?

The mind boggles.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

Advice for protesters

Posted in Job-creators, Second American Revolution, taxes, Tea Party with tags , , , on October 10, 2011 by verbumsapienti2
Scene from the Nashville Tea Party, February 2...

Remember - Dissent is patriotic

Of the many letters the Tribune editors receive each day, why did they deem the one from Jeff Hill (Advice for protesters) worthy to be Letter of the Day?

I agree that new wealth is being created by “the rich” but it is consciously being withheld from too many of the rest of us.

The Republican leadership has clearly stated that the Job Creators are “on strike” and are unwilling to invest in new jobs until they get for themselves the “certainty” of lower taxes and fewer environmental regulations.

These Job Creators and their puppet-politicians even go so far as to say it is OK to discriminate against the unemployed; deny health insurance to those with pre-existing illnesses, and to weaken the public education system in favor of private schools.

It is not the wealthy ser se who are the target of these protests; it is those who have gained their wealth by exploiting their employees and the environment, while withholding care to those in need.

The Tea Party movement and the Far Right conservatives claim to be all about supporting a so-called Christian country:

But no honest and serious-minded man of our day can help seeing the incompatibility of true Christianity–the doctrine of meekness, forgiveness of injuries, and love–with government, with its pomp, acts of violence, executions, and wars.” –Tolstoy– (from The Kingdom of God Is Within You)

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen