15 October 2014, Vol.1, No.68 > DIRTY POLITICS: MYTHS v. REALITIES!
The POCAHONTAS CRIER
‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2
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MYTHS v. REALITIES!
Historians will tell you that the political campaign of 1828 was the dirtiest political campaign in U.S. History – but this 2014 mid-term political campaign has not yet been compared to that of 1828 – but as we’ve all seen by now, the smears are pretty bad & then some! The irony of the 1828 campaign is that IT WAS THE FIRST TIME political parties actually held ‘nominating conventions’ to set forth a ‘slate’ of candidates representing a single or united ‘platform’ of proposed & promised policies once elected. The first political party to do so was the ‘ANTI-MASONIC POLITICAL PARTY’ lead by the famous Henry Clay of Kentucky – the new party actually won in numerous states across America!
But, nowadays, the perspective of ‘political-platforms’ no longer seems to be the case for what we see in this 2014 election at the national & state levels is a simple ‘list’, called ‘talking-points’, whereby EVERY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE simply sounds like a ‘parrot’ or ‘ROBOT’ repeating the same slogans, excuses, and criticizing, condemning & complaining, and downright talking ‘bullscheiss’ in EVERY PRECINCT, DISTRICT & STATE all across America! In short, their hatred of Obama has consumed their very existence to the point of psychopathic self-delusion! But even more despicable is the ABSOLUTE SELL OUT OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO THE GIANT-CORPORATIONS! And since the Billionaires, Wall Street banks, and multi-national corporations DO NOT WANT TO PAY THEIR TAXES – do NOT want to pay SS Benefits – do NOT want to pay any Unemployment Benefits – do NOT want to pay any Health Benefits – do NOT want to pay any ‘Living-Wages’ nor increase the Minimum-wage – nor for that matter anything else but put PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE – America has a real dilemma!
While public-opinion polls place Congress as a whole below 20% approval rate – LET US NOT FORGET THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY WILL NOT CONSIDER OR PASS ANYTHING PROPOSED BY EITHER OBAMA OR THE DEMOCRAT PARTY!
Then we wonder why the country is a mess – but was it the same under the Bush-regime? No, under Bush no matter how bad the legislation was, no matter how many wars were started, no matter what the costs, no matter how many people lost their jobs by corporations moving overseas – the Republicans supported EVERYTHING that the Bush-regime proposed! Now these same ‘bastardoes’ blame all the unemployment and massive national debt on Obama! Yet for all practical purposes, Obama is simply a ‘BLACK BUSH’! After his first 100 days in which it looked like Obama was going to be different – as he promised – Obama simply became a BLACK VERSION OF BUSH! Obama has actually murdered more people via DRONE-STRIKES than did Bush & Cheney! So we’ve gotten nothing but the same ‘scheiss’ – just different day & color!
FACT: Like every other Republican candidate for senate or house of representatives, Shelley Capito wants to TURN OVER SS to the Wall Street bankers – while Democrat Natalie Tennant knows that SOCIAL SECURITY HAS BEEN THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM IN THE HISTORY OF ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD! Nothing has ever lifted folks out of pauperism & poverty as has Social Security! At the time SS was created, most medical services consisted of local family doctors – but that has progressed into specialty -centers that treat everything under Medicare! But federal-Medicare & state-Medicaid still cost everyone 20% or more and the vast majority cannot keep up with living-costs & medical-costs at the same time! And then the town-councils in places like Durbin & Marlinton & Detroit want to CUT OFF WATER to all folks who have fallen behind and deny their fellow-neighbors a CLEAN DRINK OF WATER! As we said before, such ‘IDIOTA’ should be taken to the nearest wall or strongest tree branch for some good-ole fashion Social Justice under the Common Law!
Social Security meanwhile is NOT an ‘entitlement’ but an INVESTMENT paid for by every worker & employer for the future needs of those persons when old-age sets in! But corporations do not want to pay into it anymore, nor do corporations want to provide PENSIONS nor any retirement benefits anymore – so BILLIONAIRES such as the Kansas Koch Brothers are paying ‘Idiota’ to go around promoting PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE! SS has a cash reserve of several TRILLION-DOLLARS that the Wall Street bankers want to control and gamble with in their Hedge-Funds & such! And since these Wall Street ‘shysters’ are financing Republican candidates for Congress – all such candidates are telling us to let Wall Street control your future! All Congress has to do is make every BILLIONAIRE pay into SS the same percentage as the average worker – and SS can last forever! So……
JUST SAY NO – AND VOTE DEMOCRAT AT THE STATE LEVEL!
Also since Congress is on ‘official vacation’ so the parasites can campaign to keep their ‘gravy-jobs’ – the only jobs in America by the way that have UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE …FOR LIFE – while the rest of us are stuck with the ‘Massachusetts-Romney-plan’, renamed the ‘Affordable Health Care Act’, and then forced upon Obama as the ‘Obamacare’ plan by the very Republicans that REFUSED TO GIVE US UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE as provided for every nation within the European Union (EU)! Thus the only Americans with UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE are those in Congress – the very ones that don’t want the rest of us to have the same FULLY PAID HEALTH COSTS AS THEY HAVE! Just imagine how much SIMPLER Medicare & Medicaid would be IF THERE WERE NO ‘CO-PAY’ – not to forget how much cheaper it would be for ALL AMERICANS! But as it stands now, the private-insurance-corporations CONSUME over 1/3 of all medical-costs AT EVERY LEVEL OF HEALTH CARE – again putting PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE!
The WEALTH of AMERICA is being eaten away by the giant insurance corporations, the giant pharmaceutical corporations, the new Homeland Security Industrial Complex (HSIC), and the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) that President Dwight David Eisenhower warned us about on 16 January 1960 in his last address to the American people! And who supports these GIANT-PARASITES more than the so-called ‘Tea-Party-Republicans’? And who OWNS the Tea-Party folks? None other than the BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS of Kansas!
The Koch Brothers & their ilk want to DENY an unemployed worker any unemployment benefits – yet they also want to give the HSIC & MIC everything it wants – it’s BILLIONS FOR DEFENSE…BUT NOT ONE PENNY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES! It’s insanity & then some! Like their opposing abortion for rape, incest, a mother’s health, and even for deformed & mentally retarded children when detected by prenatal-screening – yet then DENYING THE VERY SOCIAL SERVICES NEEDED TO CARE FOR SUCH CHILDREN! And what about TRILLIONS FOR WAR – but not an extra penny for the families of those KILLED, MAIMED & WOUNDED in order for multi-national corporations to steal the raw-materials found in foreign countries! It’s INSANITY!
Currently C-SPAN is broadcasting over 100 DEBATES all across America that shows EVERY Republican candidate –PAID FOR BY THE KOCH BROTHERS – repeating the same ‘party-line’ of ‘bullscheiss’! The Billionaire Koch Brothers have dozens of ‘front-groups’ under a myriad of various names all claiming to be ‘think-tanks’, ‘study-groups’, ‘political-analysis’, and such so they can all try and fool the American people that these groups are legitimate when in reality they are all bought & paid for by DIRTY OIL, DIRTY TAR-SANDS, DIRTY COAL & BLOOD MONEY while killing their own workers, the pristine mountains, clean streams, the ice-caps & THE PLANET! And for what? PUTTING PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE…so they get more billions!
FACT: The world is running out of OIL & GAS – so how will our current lifestyles become possible in the near future without alternative clean energy? Already the U.S. Military is concerned that our seaports will be UNDER WATER in the next generation pursuant to the melting polar ice shelves and rising ocean levels! Since OIL PRODUCTION is shrinking all around the world, how will the next generation obtain heat or fuel for transportation, agriculture, obtain plastic, and keep motors running without OIL? EUROPE has moved into WIND, SOLAR, HYDROGEN, etc., while America continues to feed its ‘Oil-Addiction’! The future of our nation is bleak, indeed, unless we change direction fast!
LOCALLY: If the THREE STOOGES on the current county commission give Donald Trump PRIVATE-CORPORATE control of Snowshoe / Silver Creek with the RAD (Resort Area District) – then it will wipe out this county as we have all known it! The history of Trump shows that he is a GREEDY PROFITEER first & foremost until he sucks an area dry, then moves on to another victim – just like a mythical VAMPIRE! Any jobs offered will be MINIMUM-WAGE so they will help no one for long! And as for the local gas-station-convenient stores that think a FOUR-LANE will help them – watch – the giant corporations will have THEIR GAS STATIONS at the intersections on the FOUR-LANE and the local stores will simply DRY UP! Do local stores survive long when Wal-Mart comes into an area? What do you think a four-lane will do when it is directed TO & FROM Snowshoe Mountain and no where else?
For example: Does anyone remember when the golf-course was built at Snowshoe? All workers were supposed to be paid UNION WAGES – but since it was being built in Pocahontas County where MINIMUM-WAGES PREVAILED – only minimum-wages were paid to the workers while the balance of the funds were divided among MANAGEMENT! Think it will change under Donald Trump?
For the past six-years lame-duck-David Fleming played the role of a PUPPET and pretended to be ‘nice’ when he wasn’t BEARING FALSE WITNESS against those that exposed his greed, lies about his address & GVEDC-corruption – and he claims to be a self-styled ‘educated’ person, so he says -- SO JUST THINK what the THREE-PUPPETS will do who are not as self-styled ‘educated’ as Fleming? Can this county actually survive anymore MISTAKES & PUPPETS on the county commission? Donald Trump is hoping so!
THAT’S WHY, as important as this mid-term election is, ordinarily we’d say VOTE STRAIGHT DEMOCRAT to keep the SOCIAL SAFETY NET & MEET the SOCIAL NEEDS of everyone – but since the two Democrat candidates for County Commission are so inept by lacking the knowledge and skills necessary to govern a county –
COMPARED TO THE TWO EXPERIENCED REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY COMMISSION – we say
Vote Democrat at every level EXCEPT for County Commission…
For COUNTY COMMISSION: VOTE FOR…
Charles Wilfong who is perhaps the most experienced and successful farmer this county has ever seen – besides working for all farmers in this state in the leadership of the West Virginia State Farm Bureau…
Norman Lee Alderman who has never stopped trying to benefit the folks of this county in all his various efforts as a school teacher, pastor, former county commissioner, and the FACTS he presents on his powerful Website –
On 04 NOVEMBER…there’s no excuse…
IT’S YOUR CHOICE…
TO CHANGE THINGS FOR THE BETTER!
Just say ‘NO’ to those who want to keep this county in Poverty & Pauperism
– and –
Just say ‘YES’ to real Progress & Prosperity for the future!
On Election Day – YOU have a chance to elect two persons that will always put YOU first! They know that:
THE GREATER COMMON GOOD ALWAYS COMES BEFORE SELF OR ANY SELF-SERVING SPECIAL INTERESTS!
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CHARLES WILFONG – ND
NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN - SD
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