Herman Cain & 9-9-9! Rick Perry's Flat Tax! Mitt Romney & Illegal Immigrants! A Short Essay From One Of Our Readers! And Lindsay Lohan!!!
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AND THAT LEADS TO A SHORT ESSAY WRITTEN BY ONE OF OUR LONG TIME READERS:
Those of you who have been with us for a while are familiar with the name, Bill Mouzis. Decorated WWII veteran, a patriot of the first order and a guy who became a legendary Engineer-Producer for Bill Drake, Ron Jacobs, Robert W. Morgan and The Real Don Steele during "Boss Radio's" glory days on KHJ here in Los Angeles. I had the pleasure of working with Bill at Gene Autry's KMPC here and I'm proud to call him a friend.
Here's his very topical essay:
At a time when the average citizen has little chance of finding affordable work, our jobs continue to be exported overseas. The unemployed are forced to seek help from our government in order to simply survive. This is the only option available in an economy of high prices and unmitigated greed. Citizens protesting on the streets of America are labeled "Socialists" and Communists" as corporations callously ignore their plight. Many of these business entities pay little or no taxes, and reject the premise that the cost of doing business in America carries with it an obligation to further the welfare of its citizens. To ignore this basic tenet is to ignore our brave service-people returning home from protecting these democratic principles.
Thank you, Bill Mouzis.
I've said it before and I'll say it again; To ignore everything that the Occupy Wall Street protesters and the Tea Party protesters are complaining/concerned about is to do so at your/our peril. None of us were alive when (many years ago) concerned Americans were grumbling quietly about how our political leaders weren't paying attention to their concerns. Then the grumbling got louder. And STILL our political leaders weren't paying attention to their concerns. And that led to.....Americans shooting at and killing each other during what was called our "CIVIL WAR"!
As I pointed out in last week's blog, we have an income/wealth disparity in America that no other country is even CLOSE to. I have no problem with people (our very wealthy citizens) being as successful as they can be while as the great Casey Kasem might say, "Reaching for the stars", but when they're doing this by outsourcing millions of American jobs to foreign countries and quietly encouraging the arrival of illegal immigrants that can be turned into "keep your mouths shut slaves" while taking MORE jobs from LEGAL Americans, we have whacha call, "A Problem"!
When millions of Americans WANT to work, but CAN'T work because millions of jobs have been sent by rich American CEO's or COO's or whatever their titles are (I don't know about you, but "greedy bastards" works for me) and you add the illegal immigrant "slave employment" problem, what you/we are then looking at is "Trouble in River City". And the only way you can't see that is if, like the ostrich, you choose to keep your head in the sand.
AND WHAT ARE OUR POLITICAL LEADERS DOING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM?!?
Did you hear ANYTHING in the recent Republican debates that made you feel "warm and fuzzy" because you had the feeling that if one of those people becomes our new president, our problems will be solved?
Have you heard ANYTHING from the Obama administration that makes you feel "warm and fuzzy" because you have the feeling THEY'LL solve our problems?
But in my heart of hearts, I believe that the way to BEGIN the solving of our problems involves a two-word solution: AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To hell with these stupid wars! We will have a lot of money to spend on America if we bring our troops home. I know. Some of you think we'll be setting ourselves up for some kind of vicious attacks if we bring our troops home. With all due respect, thinkers like that are idiots. No one but no one has the amount of lethal bombs and bullets that we have. Do you honestly think some other country would risk becoming "Japan"?!?
Deport American corporation chiefs who have moved millions of jobs once held by Americans to foreign countries. Yeah, I know. To be "fair", we give them a chance to bring the jobs BACK to America first and....
Wait a minute. That's what I've been saying! AMERICA FIRST!
And can we please stop screwing around with this illegal immigrant business? Despite assertions by "bleeding hearts", illegal immigrants aren't the victims. WE are the victims! LEGAL American tax paying citizens are paying for all the free stuff that those (poor baby, wahhh!) illegal immigrants get. Before she retired, my sister was a big deal nurse at a hospital in Arizona and she told me all kinds of horror stories about what she had to put up with from people who shouldn't even be here. Illegal immigrants! Bleeping law breakers! And why are they here? Because our political leaders, many of them who are bought off by lobbyists representing corporate titans who WANT the cheap slave like labor that illegal immigrants give them....Excuse me, I'm about to throw up....
Anyway....Our political leaders talk the good talk about doing something about the illegal immigration problem, but then....? They do absolutely NOTHING!
Except take the money from the lobbyists who got the money from Wall Street and Corporate titans and of course the money that gets handed out to our so-called political LEADERS isn't just for looking the other way about illegals, it's for looking the other way about lots of other stuff and then we wonder why the Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party People are letting the rest of us know they're mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore?!?
AMERICA FIRST, people! AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mitt Romney's excuse for firing illegal immigrants who were doing lawn work for him was disgusting. He said he had to get rid of them because he was "running for office". No, Governor. Your answer should have been because they were ILLEGAL!
Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan? I'm all for a flat tax if it's put together properly. On the surface, it looks like Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan is not a plan that will benefit most folks except for rich folks. And when one considers the fact that Herman Cain is tight with the Koch brothers, one shouldn't be surprised that Cain might be inclined to do their bidding.
Governor Rick Perry says that HE will soon be presenting HIS flat tax idea.
It's tough, it's hard, some say it's brutal, but I like Alabama's illegal immigrant law. And yeah, a certain group of people are calling upon Congress and the courts to do something about overturning Alabama's law. Gee, who do you think THAT might be?
Lindsay Lohan has nothing to do with politics or illegal immigrants, but am I the only one who thinks it's long past time for her to learn her actions have consequences? I used to feel sorry for her, but not any more. She apparently thinks the "rules" don't apply to her or all the alcohol and drugs she has consumed have made her insane. Solution? Give her several months of hard time in prison or lock her up in a mental institution until she is cured.
Sudden thought: I'm coming across as a real hard-ass today, aren't I?
THE WORLD SERIES:
Game 3 won't be played until tomorrow (Saturday, October 29) in Texas, but we couldn't have asked for more than the Rangers and Cardinals gave us in the first two games, could we? Both games were very well played and both games ended up being won by 1-run.
I saw every minute of the Republican debates and I thought they were very entertaining. Nice job, Anderson Cooper.
Television shows that I am continuing to like a lot are "The Good Wife", "Homeland" and "Dexter" on Sunday nights.
"Parenthood" on Tuesday nights.
"Harry's Law" and "Revenge" on Wednesday nights. "Revenge" gets better and better and better....
"Prime Suspect" and "Person of Interest" on Thursday nights.
And I'm very much looking forward to the first episode of a brand new show that will air on STARZ tonight and every Friday night. Kelsey Grammer will not be playing a funny guy in THIS show, a show called, "Boss".
Progress reports on two well-known shows....
I think that most viewers of "House" (Monday nights on Fox) would agree that "House" was whacha call, "off it's game" last season. They have made some cast changes this season and so far, things (to me) look hopeful. Lisa Edelstein is no longer with the show because she refused a salary cut. Trust me when I tell you that a lot of television actors have accepted salary cuts. Olivia Wilde has also left "House" because of her many film obligations. I'm going to miss her because I thought she was terrific on that show. New cast members include Odette Annable who has done very good work on other shows and she is also whacha call "easy on the eyes", but it is the other new cast member who has the potential of "stealing" this show as time goes on. Her name is Charlyne Yi.
We couldn't help but hear about "Two and a Half Men" (Tuesday nights on CBS) because of all the public complaining Charlie Sheen did before he got fired. The new season got off to a great start, but for four weeks in a row, "Two and a Half Men" has lost more than a million viewers each week. Why? Some folks think it's because of stale writing. As a lot of show business people will tell you, "If it ain't on the page, it ain't on the stage!" And there are some folks who are saying that Ashton Kutcher might not be the guy the producers thought he'd be.
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THE NEXT BLOG? What can I say. This is two weeks in a row that I've begun a new blog around 3 or 4 in the morning. I'm assuming the next blog will be written Thursday night (late), October 27 or Friday morning (very early), October 28.
I hope you all have a great weekend and remember;