Why I was, am, and always will be a Democrat

For a long time I’ve been watching the Republican Party let loose a salvo of harmful laws for the American people, and it’s gotten to the point of really pissing me off. There’s not much to say other than for the past 30 years, the Republicans have been responsible for the biggest redistribution of wealth since the Great Depression, and almost all of it going to the very wealthiest Americans. Additionally, the Republicans have been responsible for keeping us in a Cold War mentality both at home and abroad, and the former Bush Administration is a shining example.

I can’t think of one instance in recent times when there’s been an example of when the Republicans held the Presidency that they were not engaging in illegal warfare abroad, or picking fights with other countries on an unnecessarily consistent basis, especially when they didn’t care for the leader of said nations.
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49ers Dominant Over Chargers In Final Preseason Game

This is a good way to come out of the pre-season.

CBS San Francisco

SAN DIEGO (CBS / AP) — Colin Kaepernick looks ready for his first full season as a starter.

Mike McCoy’s San Diego Chargers look as if they could use a few more weeks of training camp.

Kaepernick threw a touchdown pass to cap his only drive, and the San Francisco 49ers roughed up the Chargers 41-6 in the preseason finale for both teams Thursday night.

Kaepernick faked an inside handoff and then threw a short sidearm pass to Quinton Patton, who deked rookie free agent Marcus Cromartie and completed the 43-yard scoring play.

Coach Jim Harbaugh started the first-team offense of the 49ers (3-1), while McCoy sat his first-team defense.

The Chargers (1-3) had a bad night.

Backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst was sacked four times in the first half and third-stringer Brad Sorensen threw two interceptions in the second half.

San Francisco linebacker Cam Johnson sacked Whitehurst twice and blocked a…

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Cat Close Up

This was pretty funny, I’ve got to say that Katie Cole certainly has a way with cats.

Credit: Katie Cole

Verdict in Fort Hood Shooting

Apparently, since this morning, several news outlets here in America have announced the Court Martial jury’s verdict of the Fort Hood Shooter. Maj. Nadal Hasan was found guilty of murder and is set to be sentenced in the coming days.

The interesting thing is that Hasan called upon the JAG running the trial to impose the death penalty on him, saying that it will complete his journey to martyrdom after keeping evil American military officers and personnel from going overseas to, in his eyes, murder innocent Muslims. While some of his rambling is coherent (as in the number of civilian deaths due to American military action in the Middle East being beyond  any comprehensiblity), it still did not justify going on such a massacre at Fort Hood. That being said, it’s important to note that he needs to be held accountable for the mayhem he caused and the pain inflicted upon the families whose loved ones died that fateful day in 2009.

In my view, I would not impose the death penalty on him, and here’s why. First off, killing him off the bat would only serve his twisted wish to be martyred in the eyes of Islamist extremists, and could give them a new rallying cry to justify the killing of innocent Americans. Lastly, I don’t see the ultimate punishment as being that effective, as it won’t hold him accountable. It’s a better decision to simply let him live and let him think about what he did.

Can You Feel It? People are Getting More Tense as Anti-Human New Political Order Takes Shape | Alternet

I found this on Alternet. While it may sound very extreme to the left, just take a look at what’s going on around you, and some of what the author (Yves Smith) writes actually does have a degree of accuracy. It’s as if there are forces that want to turn back the clock here.

Can You Feel It? People are Getting More Tense as Anti-Human New Political Order Takes Shape | Alternet

Calls for stripping away the Olympic Games from Sochi next February due to new Russian anti-LGBT law

As I’ve said on Facebook some time back on my public page, I really think that the Russians have just invited themselves a whole world of trouble. This is not to say that I specifically approve of the new law President Putin signed, I don’t, and I would really give him a massive amount of credit if he has the wherewithall to repeal it, but that’s not going to happen. However, it should be noted that while Putin is reflecting the aspirations of his people as he is something of a nationalistic populist. I continue to sympathize with the LGBT community in Russia and their struggle for equality despite undeniably heavy odds.

That being said, taking the games away from Russia is going to give the International Olympic Committee a much bigger headache to deal with and not from the anger released by the Russian Government and Russian Olympic Committee. It would be a headache in the sense that they would have to get a 7-year construction and preparation project completed in a new host country in less than 6 months (which to be perfectly candid is highly unlikely). It would be this or cancelling the games as had happened during WWI (1916 Summer Games, which were to be held in Berlin) and WWII (the 1940 and 1944 Summer and Winter Games, which were to be held in Tokyo/Helsinki, Sapporo/St. Morritz/Garmisch-Partenkirchen, London and Cortina d’Ampezzo). Cancelling the upcoming games in Sochi would only bring the International Olympic Committee a large amount of negative publicity and would severely curtail its ability to influence member’s behavior in passing such hate-filled legislation, as doing so would be seen as meddling in that member nation’s internal political affairs.

‘The Butler’ viewers report police presence at screening

It’s as if there’s no way to enjoy the benefits of life at this point.
Credit to: @MSNBC