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Where America now treads

Where American now treads? On you and me.

And if you’ve ever read my grousings online, here or @ Stars Over Washington, you may know that I consider America to be ‘my only nag in the race’ in spite of years of propaganda from our illusory ‘two-party system’ of government with its tiresome demonizing of the opposition at every turn…their win-at-any-costs political ideologies have helped sink us lower than kicked puppies under front porches – and are being perpetrated bwo their following of a long-planned NWO design.

Well, here’s an article that focuses on the financial crisis and then some, while it details more of what’s really issuing out of Washington than the average Democrat, Republican, tea partier, or militia woman cares to face or admit. To do so, one must put the ‘Ds vs Rs’ myth to rest where it belongs, and scoff at political shills like Sarah Palin as she attempts to whip up frantic support for a GOP sworn to undermine President Barack Obama (and America with him, if that’s what it takes. Besides, it’s NWO string-pullers who ultimately decide who will be US president, not Sarah Pallin worshipers, or other voters.)

Yet facing our demons so they can be identified and vanquished is all that will avail us during these difficult times. So if Washington politicians won’t take part in honest discussions about our problems (and from experience we know they won’t), then it’s up to us to uncover for ourselves and deal with the underbelly of greedy power-grabbing and deceit we’ve been scammed by through the decades.

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Cheney’s safety concerns

Our former VP, Dick Cheney, has had his security detail costs extended by the Obama administration so our usual 6 month expenses for a former VP’s safety concerns will increase.

Oh the irony!

Guess Shotgun’s bank account balances couldn’t stand the strain of protecting himself. Wonder how often such an extension is ‘afforded’ former office holders?

Is Health Care Reform debate 1993 revisited?

Sometimes history repeats like acid reflux, thanks to Washington politicians using the same tactics that worked before.

Here and elsewhere I have complained that 2009’s Health Care Reform bill is being opposed if only to undermine a Democratic White House, and I wasn’t even considering Republican actions and the factions of 1993. Was I wrong?

Never mind that Democrats have a mandate from we-the-people, many of whom need relief from a costly run-away health care system that intends only bankruptcy for you if you should find yourself in a bind.

In Darwinian America of the New Millennium, you have to be fit to survive, otherwise it’s buh bye, see ya wouldn’t wanna be ya.

Maybe we need a dose of that oft-touted “compassionate conservatism” we once heard so much about. That and ten dollars might get you a fluffed-up pillow in a sparsely-appointed emergency room somewhere in America.

Meanwhile, Washington pols work tirelessly to protect corporate profits and keep their own stock portfolios fluffed up with med and pharmaceutical returns while insurance companies chortle on their way to open their next offshore account.

But it’s Beltway Brigands who give the old “fox guarding the henhouse” truism fresh meaning with every secret deal they make at our expense.

If a loved one suffers and dies for lack of treatment based on insurance concerns for their bottom line, would you really care which party inhabits the White House – or whose prospects are better for the next election?

Then you’re a political chump. Sorry. But there it is.

A tasteless GOP

When it comes to Speaker of the House Nency Pelosi, the Republic Party (not a typo) has stooped to a new low and is demeaning itself more ingloriously than it’s demeaning the intended political target, Pelosi.

As far as her looks go, I’d thought this week when I saw Nancy Pelosi on TV that she’d Finally Stopped cutting her own hair, and had had a little sumpin’ sumpin’ done to uplift her visage. But maybe it was from cleaning the dust off my TV screen.

Nope. Couldn’t be that. Because Newt Gingrich looked worse than ever.

Troubles of John Edwards worsen

A wise old owl once said that troubles are often self-created.

And as TV’s night owl host, Dave Letterman is fond of saying, I wouldn’t wish John Edward’s troubles to a monkey on a rock.

For a monkey on a rock? On a monkey on a rock? Whatever.

The moral being that even a rock-inhabiting monkey doesn’t deserve the troubles of this poor schlup.

Does schlup have two ps? Whatever.

Best photo from Bush’s last presser

You may not have seen this photo from George Bush’s last press conference of Monday, Jan 12, 2009 and I didn’t want you to miss it:

http://www.truthdig.com/cartoon/item/20090114_last_press_conference/

Obama-Biden or McCain-Palin?

In a Freudian typo-slip, the title of this post was about to be ‘Obama-Biden or Palin-McCain?’ but it may not matter much longer according to an excellent post-with-predictions on the outcome of the November presidential election which Nancy has written at Starlight News:

http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/?p=33

McCain’s Palin ‘bump’ may be fading soon, and as many astrologers have observed before: John McCain’s health really IS an issue with transit Saturn opposite natal Saturn (in his 6th house of Health) on the menu.

If That transit doesn’t have health implications for a previous cancer patient of his advanced years, I’ll have to eat my ephemeris, won’t I? And of course, Saturn rules skin, and the August 1 Solar Eclipse is in McCain’s Pre-natal Eclipse Series making this a banner year for him in one way or another.

Eclipses, if they ‘bring’ anything at all, usually bring to light what one least expects so it’s impossible to pre-judge how they will act upon a native, but given McCain’s prominence within the collective, I should expect that “his” Eclipse will manifest noticeably as an event or events.

Then there’s Barack Obama:

One thing about Obama’s campaign that I’ve not had time to delve into as I’d like this week is his recent trip to Iraq and the hay the GOP will be making of it – whether they spin it out of whack or not, apparently Senator Obama ‘had speaks’ about a troop withdrawal date (and postponing it until the new administration comes in), which gives the Rovians lots of ammunition to manipulate into a big political problem for the Democratic candidate – even if he was well-intentioned.

Plus, tonight I’m officially in count down mode because this Friday evening is the Craig Ferguson comedy performance we’ve been pining for and I can hardly wait.

You’ve probably heard by now that Craig was feeling unwell and had to visit his doctor the other day and he’s been diagnosed with…..election fever!

Oh, and Happy 221st birthday to the US Constitution today! You’re a little gray around the muzzle and under constant attack – in shreds actually – but the majority of we-the-people still love ya!

Wednesday, Sept 17 was marked by a ceremony at Montpelier, home of the Architect of the Constitution (and the Bill of Rights), President James Madison, because the renovations have been completed returning Montpelier to its original state and size.

The du Pont family’s wings have been removed reducing the house’s size from 36,000 square feet to 12,261 square feet. ‘Madison’s Temple’ is still on the premises, of course.

In attendance were Jim Lehrer and Chief Justice John Roberts, some muckety-muck politicians, along with Madison’s descendants, and descendants of the slaves he kept. With Madison elected president in 1809, the plantation has been restored to the time period 1809 – 1836, the year of his death.

And if you find yourself in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains you may wish to have a visit there yourself – snag more info here:

http://www.montpelier.org/

And speaking of Founding Fathers, Tuesday I posted a bit on John Adams’ natal chart with a very interesting quote from the man himself – a quote which the current gaggle of Washington politicians, world bankers, and court justices could apply to themselves any time they see fit and the whole world would be much better off if the ‘power elitists’ would take a good look at themselves in John Adams’ mirror:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/09/john-adams-critiques-power.html

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