Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few

Wendell Phillips, 1852

The enemies of Freedom do not argue: they shout and they shoot.

W.R. Inge, 1935

....and the more things change, the more they stay the same...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Apparently, the Republican party STILL doesn't get it! Naomi Klein in her book "Shock Doctrine" explains how when the unregulated, free market fails, the answer by those proponents of this approach is simply to do more of the same. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is insisting the Pres. Obama's stimulus package MUST have more tax cuts for the rich. I mean, after all, the wealthy was just simply unable to satiate their greed during the past 30 years. I hardly think there is a republican on the hill that has any right to start criticizing someone else's plan.
I wrote an email to Boehner only to discover he takes emails only from his constituents. That is wrong and cowardly. He is the leader of the repubs. in the House, giving him enough power to be on tv everyday, giving him enough power to control the rep. side of the house, giving him the power to affect all Americans. Therefore, he should be available to all Americans, or Sir, do not take a leadership role.
Therefore I will be calling his toll free number: 1-800-582-1001
He also has another number: 202-225-6205 but use the toll free number if you can get through.
and writing him at:
1011 Longworth House Office Bldg.
District of Columbia 20515-3508
Will he help the American people, set aside politics and ideology(particularly one that hasn't worked for anyone, anywhere but the wealthy) and support Pres. Obama or WILL HE BE AN OBSTRUCTIONIST?????
Lessons for patriots: contact your congressmen and women, let them know you expect them to think of the American people and their interests first, for a change, instead of the interests of big business and the wealthy. Yep, time to go to work for Pres. Obama, the American people, and those all around the world. Are you up to the task? I will be emailing, calling and writing snail mail letters to both my Republican congressmen. While it seems futile, a Patriot is never daunted by the possibility of futility!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009



& now the work begins...are you ready?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Monday, Jan. 19th has been declared a National Day of Service by Michelle and Barack Obama. Choose to make a contribution on that day and many days to follow. Be a part of many Americans who are pledging to become Patriots in the true meaning of the word. Join us on this day of service and lets begin to rebuild the country we have all been so proud of in the past...that would be pre-w.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


w gave his last news conference today...and fittingly, he ended much the same way he has conducted his presidency, cowardly. News outlets were given approximately an unheard of two-hour notice that a sitting Pres. was doing his final press conference. Continuing to attempt to rewrite their legacies, both w and cheney prefer the more friendly journalists, knowing a real journalist would turn them and their lies inside-out. Good-bye and good riddance. If ever we are forced to look upon the faces of this corrupt and criminal administration again, may it be in a court of law.

For myself, I can only hope and pray that the anger I have felt for the last 8 years will go with those who have created so much misery for so many...all around the world. There are those who are committed to pursuing criminal charges against Bush, and I support those movements.

However, I too, want to turn more of my attention to a more optimistic and positive approach. As our new President takes office, I will be paying close attention, supporting our new leader. Calling him to task, if necessary. Calling to get him support, if needed.

PATRIOTS must know and understand the economic system their government is using because...IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

neocons have learned to use both natural and man-made disasters to force their laizze faire-free market economy on populations who are in too much shock to understand/protest what is being done. By the time shock subsides, the plan of privatization, deregulation, and cuts in social spending have already been established. This plan leads to widespread discontent as unemployment and poverty increase dramatically, add to that the sanitizing and purification of cultures, the use of disappearances, kidnappings, and torture on known opposition, and the strengthening of the military and the picture becomes very ugly. Naomi Kline's research in "Shock Doctrine", shows that the Milton Friedman theory, the Free Market/Laizze Faire theory HAS NOT been successful, some countries(South America has been used as labs for Friedman's theory) using this theory have a 50%+ poverty rate. Sure seems to answer alot of questions about Katrina and the "keystone cops" approach of our government...once that is, they finally decided to make some effort. w and his ilk are shameless.

SO, any disaster, natural or man-made is not a disaster to a neocon, it is a FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY. The property has been wiped clean, can be bought cheap, developed and bring in big bucks to pad the bottom line. Neocons are motivated by GREED and if we ever allow ourselves to believe that there would ever be any other motivation by such neocon, then we might just sit by again and watch another extremist steal his way into the presidency.

Patriots learn from their mistakes.

Friday, January 2, 2009



It's the dawning of a new day in America and around the world and you do not want to be on the sidelines. Patriots want to be in the middle of the struggle to rescue our country, to rebuild our country, to undo the disaster w and cheney have left us as we continue to insist that bush are held responsible for their many crimes. Unlike the bushies, Patriots can do more than one thing at a time...including chewing gum and walking!

So where to begin...
"The Shock Doctrine, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism" by Naomi Klein is required reading for the Patriot. Want to know what was really going on during Katrina? Or more recently, the Texas coastline? Written for the lay person, its an incredibly intriguing book, loaded with information. A must read for the Patriot. Ms. Klein's site: