Saturday, August 1, 2015

KURDS, NO WAY


ANOTHER OBAMA SELLOUT

Temecula, CA – Once again the USA has done what it does best, sellout a friend. The Obama Administration follows a long list of people double-crossed when a bigger gain made an ally unprofitable. Live from HuffPost comes this chicken shit plan that demonstrates why nobody likes America.

'U.S. policy on Iraq, Syria and the surrounding countries seems to have been left solely in the hands of amateurs in the White House. That is not a partisan statement, for it applies to both the current and previous occupants. The next occupant, regardless of party, seems likely to muck it up as well.

The latest foolhardy decision seems to have been a deal long sought by the United States to move the "strategy" against ISIS forward. It is worth recalling that the terrorist organization is de facto an American creation resulting from the completely ill advised Iraq policy under George W. Bush.

In the blinding desire to destroy ISIS, Mr. Obama and his team were so keen on getting rights to use Turkish air bases that they completely forgot about the dark side of Mr. Erdogan.


No sooner had the agreement on bases been reached than Turkey's own aircraft began pounding Kurdish militant targets in northern Syria and Iraq.


Friday, July 31, 2015

UP TO HER TAMPONS IN TPP

THE ARROGANCE OF ALL LIARS

Temecula, CA – The TPP slowly continues to build in the public marketplace toward moving to the court of public opinion for an Obama backlash with the latest 'oopsy' from [so far] Presidential candidate frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Yesterday Hillary attempted to distance herself from the controversial 12-nation trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. During her tenure as U.S. secretary of state, Clinton publicly promoted the pact 45 separate times -- but with her Democratic presidential rivals like Bernie Sanders making opposition to the deal a centerpiece of their campaigns, Clinton now asserts she was never involved in the initiative.

"I did not work on TPP," she said after a meeting with leaders of labor unions who oppose the pact. "I advocated for a multinational trade agreement that would 'be the gold standard.' But that was the responsibility of the United States Trade Representative."


But at a congressional hearing in 2011, Clinton told lawmakers that "with respect to the TPP, although the State Department does not have the lead on this -- it is the United States Trade Representative -- we work closely with the USTR." Additionally, State Department cables reviewed by International Business Times show that her agency -- including her top aides -- were deeply involved in the diplomatic deliberations over the trade deal. The cables from 2009 and 2010, which were among a trove of documents disclosed by the website WikiLeaks, also show that the Clinton-run State Department advised the U.S. Trade Representative’s office on how-to negotiate the deal with foreign government officials.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOOKS OF DESTINY

THE IFS, WHYS, AND WHAT WILL BE

Temecula, CA – Recently up in Orange County, I attended a potluck dinner marking the end of the Monsanto 1000 Day War, and the beginning of another, perhaps final confrontation, against what's predicted versus what's right. This felt like The Alamo but the question is, if we lost at The Alamo, how did we get Texas? Perhaps the answer was at this Moms Across America wrap party with her guests.

This potluck 'wrap party' was for the three year effort to ban or label GMOs. At every battle against the bad guys, we lost. Not only did we lose, but the bad guys always won and then took it up a notch like this was Gotham. When the SC church massacre happened on a Wednesday night, in a sacred place, during a sacred ritual utilizing the emotion of hateful bloodletting, the villainy selling out the country left the everyday garden path variety of yellow journalism evil and crossed over. A State Senator had been killed and the TPP was then won by a single vote of a Federal Senator. Most who see everything outside of church as secular didn't connect it, but all felt the air sucked out of the room. Washington trembled like it was Halloween and caved. Only Alex Jones advanced the theory of something supernatural by design. Anonymous moved past to stay focused on the problem, not the trickery of the TPP.

Though the mood was light including a viewing of the Jeff Hays film 'Bought', the pallor for taking a rest after this last impasse and regroup, hung unsaid in the air. I had at first thought of not going up to the wrap party, and then had resisted the notion of taking my 'teacher's copy' of Memoirs along since I had no new copies to sell. Besides, this trip wasn't about me or my Mary Jane Green.


Now here I was standing and holding my slightly dog-eared copy up among a group of other writers and authors in attendance. In my mind, they are all real writers; me? I was there because I had some outside help, an adjustment team known as the Moirai. However, our total written output deals with the current and coming American crisis in one fashion or another. We represent the 'ifs', 'whys', and the 'what will be' politically.

Monday, July 27, 2015

LAYS OF HIS DAYS

IN THEIR WORDS, WITH THEIR FACES

Temecula, CA – Today the New York Magazine presents a still in progress project. It is the project to bring the personal stories to light of the women drugged/raped by Bill Cosby who have come forward so far. For this project, all the women photographed in white or off-white. The stark background and no-frills style bears witness to their testimony.

Though this report will not be presented here except for brief excerpts and two pictures, details show this attitude toward drugs and women. “I used them,” he said, “the same as a person would say, ‘Have a drink.’ ” He asked a modeling agent to connect him with young women who were new in town and “financially not doing well.” In the deposition, Cosby seemed confident that his behavior did not constitute rape; he apparently saw little difference between buying someone dinner in pursuit of sex and drugging them to reach the same goal. As for consent, he said, “I think that I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things.”

In the ’60s, when the first alleged assault by Cosby occurred, rape was considered to be something violent committed by a stranger; acquaintance rape didn’t register as such, even for the women experiencing it. In the ’70s and ’80s, campus movements like Take Back the Night and “No Means No” helped raise awareness of the reality that 80 to 90 percent of victims know their attacker. Still, the culture of silence and shame lingers.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII

COVERING THE STORY OF A LIFETIME

Temecula, CA – I have to wonder, is this the last days of Pompeii? Am I covering the story of a lifetime, the end of America's lifetime? Like every great story, even one in the making, you have your cast of characters, who we like to say are 'The Usual Suspects' and this story is no different.

Every great upheaval begins the same, usually with a small group of people meeting in some fairly remote place that is over-sized. A Saturday meeting to make a plan to stop the ratification of the TPP from becoming law, resulting in the wholesale forfeiture of America as a sovereign nation, began in earnest at various cities across the nation. From being involved politically during the days of Nixon, the faces may be different but the players are the same. So rather than reveal names and details, the Calendar gives you the down low, not the tippy-toe. Here's the rundown.


The Breakfast Lady, or Gent. This is the person who knows a guy. They actually know the guy or girl in public office because they said 'hello' to them when that person first hit the election trail. The Breakfast Lady is the Peoples' Lobbyist, taking the seat member out to brunch on a personal level so as not to 'cold call' on a rep. Our Breakfast Lady was charming and seemed straight off the set of Dallas, well, north Dallas. Down home charm like a truck stop waitress.

Friday, July 24, 2015

AMERICAN HOBBITS

THE GATHERING OF FIVE ARMIES

Temecula, CA – Over ten years ago when I started writing at the Full Value Review, now the Temecula Calendar, a topic came into focus called CODEX. The report had been filed by some guy who seemed reputable in the explanation he gave. Today that report would form the basis of knowing about TPP. Two days ago, at the very end of Ant-Man, one of the very last film symbol logos, the one that resembled Google Chrome only mono-color, was named CODEX.

Does life imitate art, or is the basic theme of the world just repeated in the stories we get handed down as legend?

Right now, much like we saw in The Hobbit, The Battle of Five Armies, we have a gathering of five activists groups, armies if you will, coming together to fight against a mighty image, a powerful Smaug. This Smaug lives in Washington surrounded by sacred geometry in his Erebor. To have sway with this image of the empire, the 5 Armies must arouse the sleeping Citizen Spirit, for only this great spirit can stay this ancient force of darkness. But a flame has ignited.


Romanticized, this is the unified push back against SB 277 [Mandatory school children and adult related vaccinations], HB 1599 [The DARK Act], Fast Track/TPP, GMOs, and outsourcing jobs by those who seek to stop the spread of government domination through dissemination of information to a sleeping general public. Like with Occupy LA, I get a chance to cover this movement from the inside, so as once was said, 'You Are There.'

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HOUSE BANS DOG FOOD RIGHTS

YOU WERE WARNED

Temecula, CA – Is it surprising that dark-skinned blacks are killed with no regard by some whites when the very United States House of Reps considers the people who elect them from the various states across the land regardless of skin color, little more than common curs? Consider the food issue.

Saying things like 'they would only be confused' as if the vaccines, fluoride, and GMOs already have autism-ed the entire population or giving the official corp tobacco science line, the arrogance of the US Legislators' contempt for the average person, regardless of race or a person's grasp of the situation, is astounding. The current group of Republican 2016 contenders offers no light in this darkness.

Conservative/liberal spin shot grouping puts front-runner Trump at end of line, of course.
Only Donald Trump is too gentlemanly to come and say how John McCain's revealing POW flight info to the enemy cost American Navy flyers' lives, turning an American war advantage into an American deathtrap, or that McCain was having an affair on his first moneyed wife while she lay dying in the hospital. And people like this are the ones running the country, cough Dennis Hastert.

Here's the latest on YOUR tax dollars at work to enslave, sicken, and kill you before you collect your Social Security, see Chapter 20, Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green. After the jump, two reports.


ANT-MAN ANOTHER WINNER

FUNKY NOT QUIRKY

Temecula, CA – The hippest bet in Vegas now has to be which will stop first, the Rolling Stones tours or Stan Lee's cameos?

Once again Marvel/Disney has put out a popcorn thriller that leaves a smile on your face and a cheer in your heart. 


The 'professional' critics/reviewers are giving it mixed reviews but what credit can you give a critic when he says 'mental telepathy'. What year is this?

Anyway, without giving up any spoilers, here's my review of the coolest movie of the summer that is just plain fun and a movie that deals with a segment of the population that rarely gets explored beyond statistics.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SD RALLY AGAINST OBAMA, TPP, GMO SELLOUT

SECOND BIG RALLY AGAINST US TAKEOVER

Temecula, CA – In almost as many days, a second rally even bigger than the one in Texas against Jade Helm and the Alamo takeover, occurred today in picture perfect weather down in San Diego, this time against the treason act of the TPP sellout. Though you may not hear about it, thousands turned out in person and in big rigs to protest the intended vote taking place in December.


Like Occupy LA, it's nice to see so many people aware who have never read the Calendar. In this conservative valley, just a few people are aware or even care about GMOs. And you can tell this fact if you sit outside a Vons or Albertsons or Food 4 Less here in this magic valley. I know because I used to be one of them before being 'radicalized' by my OLA friend and fellow protestor, John Diaz. This story scoop comes via the big guy who recently underwent a hernia operation. What a trooper!

Labor, and big labor, like the 1M plus Nurses Union and the 40K skyscraper maintenance union joins hundreds of small labor to draw attention, gather forces, educate, and formulate the plan to stop Obama from signing or the Congress from ratifying the TPP on threat of unelection of the corrupt sellouts at the least, and thwarting the passage by extreme voter pressure from American citizens. Making the public aware is top priority. After the jump, the story on the ground from our guest Jimmy Olsen, John Diaz and his traveling sidekick, Anthony.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

REMEMBERING WOODYS 60TH

SPOONBILLS, PHATHEADS, AND THE CREEPIN' CHARLIES

Temecula, CA – Shortly before this current news cycle started, I had received a request to attend the 60th birthday party for a person mentioned somewhat in Memoirs but who enjoyed a much more behind-the-scenes role in my 'memoirs' life. As much as 'Winston' also in Memoirs became a brother to me in adventures, so Woody [his real scene name unlike 'Winston' which is totally fabricated] became a brother to me through music, aka band life and also because he was Max's brother-in-law. Winston's music broadening was more the music genre and bands; Woody's was more about band life, along with blues and some honky-tonk Rock'n'Roll as part of the band. For a time I was the Spoonbills road mgr.

In another place perhaps, the three of us would have become running buddies, but in the strangeness of Iowa, and it does have its own uniqueness, the paths of Winston and Woody rarely ever crossed, with me as the only common thread. On March 29th of this year, that thread would become common again as Woody turned 60 and the bands he spent time in were set to reunite at the Rusty Nail for the event.


Though I've been back to Iowa a number of times since I left in 94 ['Tis The Season of The Witch', Ch.18, Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green], this last visit of discovery was heralded by Woody's 60th birthday celebration. To understand this, you have to know some things. The first being that Woody helped me to segue into So Cali life by his steering me to my last job in Iowa, a mini-mart job.