Sunday, February 26, 2012

Why Wire?

I've just left the beautiful island of Maui, a place made ugly by electric & telephone cables strung willy-nilly over dramatic landscapes.

Travel the newly refurbished Mokulele highway out of Kahului. Look at the lush greenery, fat strips of ugly wires, and behind them the West Maui mountains. Look east to the lower slopes of Haleakala volcano, another scrum of wires, and the majestic mountain top. Perhaps you'll see a rainbow sliced to segments by electric lines...

Such pollution of our landscape is far too common.

Utilities companies:   please put wires out of sight.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Armchair Patriot?

Too many people wait for political leaders to improve their community. The wait is long & largely fruitless.

Politics in the USA is thankless. But there's no need to become an elected official and an object of derision, complaint & investigation. Concerned hardworking individuals maybe can better drive change if outside officialdom.

Shout. Become an activist, a muckraking blogger, or an independent journalist. Do something to counterbalance corporate takeover of our world. Take back your streets & parks.

Resist lifestyle homogenization & the feeble forcefed stripmall culture. Speak out among neighbors as a citizen & resident, as an angry taxpayer sick of lies & deception. Support local initiatives from your own neighborhood. Recognize you're in play as a patsy & putz. Act fast if you still can.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


"More Jobs" are promised Americans by political candidates. But it's bullshit.

Who will hire in substantial numbers? Nobody will employ the unmotivated or poorly educated. America has not invested sufficiently in education & infrastructure. Increasing portions of our own markets are being wrested away by clever people from elsewhere. Positive change will never come from electing a not-so-bad political joker. We need more good ideas for becoming prosperous & competitive.

My best suggestion for many communities is to decouple with the automobile economy. Change your streets & parking spaces into gardens, piazzas and pedestrian-focused market strips. Too much community space is now -- without debate -- given over to ugly dirty Joe Automobile.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Zombies for Hire

Look carefully at scum selling services to USA's wealthy boss class. Newt Gingrich is one cheap butt-boy, Mr. Mitt another. Senator Joe Lieberman seems easily hired, as is Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. Shameless tools work in your community too - spending days marked by greed & deceit.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cracked Corporate America

Corporate America, represented by both major parties, is close to breakdown. Most American people (99%) are an afterthought, a costly line item attracting PR & deception.

As Americans awaken to the crippling costs of militarization & attempted global dominance, propagandists crow about "US exceptionalism" requiring struggle. Our elite masters laugh & party - as we are cannon fodder.

Turn-off your TV and live your own way. Let piggish assholes fight themselves.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sincerely Crooked

Newt Gingrich, Jack Abramoff, Dick Cheney & assorted other crooked scum have dragged the American people into tragedy. They blame others, but with great power & many opportunities they didn't help -- they looted, whored & made the nation worse.

...   Apple of Newt's eye: scary Mrs. Gingrich III

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Turn it Off

Corporate TV news in America is outrageous.
US TV news is deliberately designed to mislead & confuse the electorate. Work in your own interests - Turn it Off.

Alternative & more balanced news via (link):

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Nazi Chicago

Photos & films of cocky Nazi SS troopers rounding up & brutalizing the innocent in Europe have helped our world grow away from those terrors.

But now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel seeks to stifle American debate by magnifying protestor penalties and prosecuting those filming police brutality. The upcoming May G8 & NATO summits in Chicago are expected to rekindle scenes of 1968, when Chicago policemen merrily busted heads & bloodied the dreams of Americans seeking a kinder national discourse.

It is now illegal under the Illinois Eavesdropping Act to record police without permission. The Class 1 felony is punishable by 15 years in prison.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy (link) reportedly favors video & audio recordings as protection for both police & the public.

State brutality is dangerous. Our foreign interventions deserve scrutiny, and domestic political suppression must be reviewed (and should not happen at all). Four words against tyranny for Mayor Rahm Emanuel: "Let My People Know!"

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Screwed by Banks & Uncle Sam

There should be no banker immunity. Their crimes cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Their donations have corrupted government. Tens of millions American people live poorer lives due to these criminals.

Politicians suck the poison teat of corporate corruption, then ask swindled Americans to eat shit.

Read Richard Eskow on foreclosure fraud (link)

Monday, February 06, 2012


Mitt Romney is a self-absorbed rich weasel. In Mitt Romney's America, normal people with normal jobs are losers.

Mitt Romney claims he's a self-made man. What an ingrate!

In fact, his Dad headed one of America's largest corporations. George Romney was Governor of Michigan, a US Presidential candidate, and a Cabinet official under Nixon. In other words, Mitt is a silver-spoon brat, born on third base, who thinks he hit a triple. All his life Romney wealth & family connections greased Mitt's way. His privileged upbringing included private Cranbrook School for Boys, Stanford & Harvard. In 1966 at age 19 he went to France as a Mormon missionary, avoiding U.S. military service and the Vietnam war. Mitt subsequently worked hard - but his career as a businessman-speculator was built on a wealthy home life, family connections, luck & privilege.

But that's not why Mitt Romney's an asshole. He's quickly irritated by us proles. He's wholly supportive of speculators, bankers and corporate gamblers, while scorning normal people. We need a nation where jobs pay a living wage. Willard Mitt Romney cuts your full-time salary to the bone and then chuckles at your pain. We'd be fertilizer if he could manage it. He's a jackal.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Regime Change

Israel, the USA, and their satellite governments failed imposing new UN sanctions on Syria. Now chest-pounding & bleating about violence & death, they ignore similar outrages by allies. Don't be fooled. The Great Satan threatens the world constantly, and Occupied Territory is everywhere. Retake the Good Life!