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|Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:51 am Post subject: PAVELIC OP-ED: COMMENTARIES
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THE FISCAL CLIFF
An old joke, attributed to Winston Churchill is in order as we are witnessing the Republicans and the Democrats argue over taxes and the dismal state of our economy.
In one of his famous political exchanges with his adversary Churchill asked a famous British socialite, Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
My goodness, Mr. Churchill, I suppose we would have to discuss the terms, the socialite replied.
Churchill then asked, Would you sleep with me for five pounds? at which time the socialite angrily responded, Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?
Winston Churchill calmly replied, Madam, we have already established that. Now we are just haggling about the price.
I find it fascinating that the male dominated neo-conservative Republi-Cons, including Rush Limbaugh, have shown no indignation over male erectile dysfunction medicines being covered by health care programs while, at the same time, arguing to disallow women the usage of the birth control pills.
Republican Fox News male oriented pillars and billionaires, who frequently use the blue pills to "stimulate their underperforming little jewls", should consider putting thier Viagra "between their legs and save the taxpayers millions.
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
The infinite wisdom and the order in which the Ten Commandments were placed in the Bible were always peculiar to me. The last five and most important commandments: thou shall not murder, bear false witnesses, steal, commit adultery, and honor the parents should have been placed at the top of the list and not the other way around.
It is apparent that some orthodox and right wing Christian lobbyist rearranged the commandments, way back then, and listed the superficial ones at the top of the list. As an example, it is doubtful that the almighty God would describe himself as a "jealous God" and waste his valuable time engraving the second commandment on a stone tablet knowing it was too long, confusing, and based on run on sentences.
RESPONSE BY MONTANA SENATOR BUTCHER
Can you name a country or a leader of the free world that you do not consider to be a Communist or a Socialist?
Mr Pavelic, you raised an interesting point! I may not always agree with some of Bill Biernat statements, but Mr. Pavelic did present a thought provoking question¦ In current reality, there are few free world leaders who are not socialists (other than some push-back¯ in Australia and New Zealand). Unfortunately, the American Democrat party has been taken over by the radical left and certainly the current President is an undisputed Socialist working hard to destroy the Capitalist free world system. Sen. Ed Butcher (Ret)
SEXUAL HARASSMENTS RE: CHIEF JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS, HERMAN CAIN AND BILL OREILLY
As much as I detest Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for his views on greedy corporations that, now own the political process in the United States, to this day, I believe that Clarence Thomas was railroaded on the manufactured sexual harassment allegations that were politically motivated by the extreme wing of the Democratic Party intent on derailing his Supreme Court confirmation.
However, to his credit, Clarence Thomas gallantly fought the charges and unlike Herman Cain and Fox News contributor Bill OReilly, he did not settle with his false accuser and stoically prevailed in the confirmation process.
Unlike Clarence Thomas and Bill O'Reilly, Herman Cain is an alleged serial abuser who was eager to confidentially settle the civil nuisance cases as a CEO of the National Restaurant Association. When confronted, years later, of his shameful past the shuck and jive presidential contender played ignorant and used evasive maneuvers to conceal his involvement with the women he abused and debased.
Innocent people who are forced to pay for traffic fines they didn't deserve or are pressured by their crooked lawyers to plea guilty to crimes they did not commit, can never forget the circumstances of being falsely accused. Cain's intentional amnesia concerning his reprehensible conduct towards the women he victimized does not fool anyone, except the primitive Republi-Cons.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RON PAUL AND MIKHAIL GORBACHEV
I learned a long time ago that obsession and extremism from any source and on any subject, be it religion or history, is not conducive to civility, pragmatism, and realism. Like it or not, Ron Paul is aligned with the extreme wing of the Republican Party just as Mikhail Gorbachev was aligned with the Communist Party. Both men are good people but history will judge them differently.
Unlike Ron Paul, Gorbachev had the intestinal fortitude and made bold decisions concerning the direction of his Party and changed the course of history. On the other hand, Ron Paul has not been able to sway the Republican Party to any degree and lost his credibility with Independents like me because his unfulfilled desires seem to surface every four years.
In the end, Ron Paul's pragmatic ideas had not been translated into anything positive because the Republican Party speaks from both sides of the mouth and no one outside their twisted ideology believes anything they say or promise.
DONALD TRUMP BIRTHER MISREPRESENTATIONS
It was reported that Donald Trump is a top undeclared Republican contender for the presidency and that he hired an army of private investigators to probe if president Obama was born in the United States. As an unofficial Fox news contributor, Donald Trump knows that the allegations he is investigating are of a criminal nature and subject to national security issues.
If Donald Trump has evidence that Mr. Obama is impersonating the President of the United States and or is in fact a foreign born scam artist, this matter should be investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and The Justice Department, not some dubious private investigation firm.
As we all know, it is the responsibility of the Justice Department to conduct background investigations on all the candidates and if one was not done on president Obama before the 2008 election that would qualify as a monumental national security breach. If it turns out that president Obama falsified his official records and that he is a foreign born imposter or a mole, the entire Bush "Department of Justice" should be held accountable. However, it is worth noting that none of the Fox news conspiracy contributors and their cadre of private mercenaries have traveled abroad and or produced a single document showing that the president was born on foreign soil. The aim of Donald Duck and Fox News is to destroy President Obama by hook or by crook and degrade his standing with the American voters.
Unable to debunk the obvious, the right wing anti-American Fox contributors continue to falsely portray President Obama as being the anointed un-American socialist or communist, who, as our commander in chief, is allegedly bent on destroying this wonderful country that we love and adore. Fox News wants this false non-issue to be treated ambiguously and give Donald Duck a platform to lunch his presidential ambitions.
Using a page from the Salem witchcraft period, the Fox News concocted birther hoax was corrupted by wholesale conservative bias, lies, hysteria, and evil agenda. The case is as pathetic as it is infuriating and Fox News knows that the American people will reject the arch-conservatives immoral means that are clearly intended to corrupt even the noblest of ends.
Fox has not been able to produce a scintilla of evidence validating their conclusions that president Obama is a foreign born socialist or a communist. Their paid contributors planted the bad seeds in hopes of derailing president Obama's chances in 2012 as they did in 2008 elections. What bothers me the most is that this outrageous conspiracy is taking place at a time when America is involved in two wars.
As a former law enforcement officer, I believe in all my heart that president Obama was born in the U.S.A. and that the evidence of such birth is overwhelming. Nevertheless, we must learn from our mistakes and make certain they are never repeated. Let us stop victimizing potential presidential candidates and their wives from unsubstantiated and false conspiracy rumors that Fox news contributors ala "Donald Duck" perfected.
National security necessitates that all candidates and their wives undergo professional background checks including Donald Trump's wife who was born in communist Yugoslavia. To prevent another outrageous conspiracy plot from developing, our candidates and or their potential "first ladies" must be cleared by the "Department of Justice" in advance of the 2012 election.
The third Mrs. Trump along with her immediate family should be exonerated, as soon as possible, from unsubstantiated rumors concerning the familyā€™s alleged membership in the Slovenian and or Yugoslav Communist Party. Mrs. Trump should not be subjected to the same right wing poisonous medication that her husband dispensed against president Obama.
If Donald Trump decides not to run for the president, as I suspect he will, some will argue that he did it because of the rumors surrounding his current wife. Mr. Trump will, at minimum, have to produce Mrs. Trump's birth certificate and when that happens his private investigators might discover that the name contained in her birth certificate is not the same name she used when she arrived in Las Vegas.
Donald Trump will learn that what goes around comes around. The privileged bully will discover that one can always count on yesterday's allies of becoming tomorrow's enemies, and today's enemies of becoming next day's unlikely allies. This knowledge of betrayal is known to Fox News and Donald Duck, and, in the final analysis and after being used as a rented mule¯, Rupert Murdoch and Co. will fatally undermine Donald Duck, proving that playing poker in a political arena is not the same as playing poker with corporate America.
JANUARY 11, 2011 THE CARNAGE IN TUCSON
Fox News day of reckoning has arrived but at a heavy price. The investigation into the attempted political assassination of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will undoubtedly spotlight the role of extreme right wing radio and TV personalities, most notably, Fox News Channel commentators Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.
The examination of Fox News role as a media outlet will reveal that Sean Hannity and other right wing media hosts unrelentingly and obsessively targeted candidate Obama to derail his campaign and thereafter his presidency, by persistently misrepresenting him as a radical foreign born Islamafascist, a Socialist and a Communist. The radio host pillars sold their artificial and superficial bill of goods¯ to naive audiences across America and helped transform the extreme 1960 John Birch Society into a new 2008 RepublicanTea Party movement that was hijacked by right wing extremists.
No legitimate media organization should be permitted to inspire or incite violence or lend authenticity to right or left wing extremists who without an iota of evidence repeatedly claim that our Commander in Chief is a Marxist, a Socialist, or a Nazi. This is an invitation to anarchism and a recipe for disaster.
As a legal immigrant and a staunch anti-communist, I am insulted by Fox News interpretation of Marxism and I am equally appalled by former president George Bush and the Republican establishment for their tacit silence and failure to defend President Obama in a time of war.
Had the titans of the Republican Party acted courageously and judiciously the carnage in Tucson would most likely have been prevented and Sharon Angle along with Sarah Palin would not have inundated their supporters with slogans like Do not retreat - instead reload, or, if all else fails rely on the Second Amendment remedies¯. Sarah Palin went even further by targeting congressional candidate Gabrielle Giffords in a web site placing her in the crosshairs¯ at about the same time her opponent, Jesse Kelly, sent an invitation to his supporters to shoot a fully automatic M16 and remove Gabrielle Giffords from office¯.
I do not know if Gabrielle Giffords attempted assassination by mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner was influenced by the toxic rhetoric spewed by Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and others. However, I do know that Giffords assassin used a semi automatic weapon, placed her in the crosshairs, relied on the Second Amendment remedies and essentially removed Gabrielle Giffords from her office. When the smoke cleared, among the six people who were killed included a highly respected federal judge and equally impressive Democratic congressional aide.
History has a tendency of repeating itself and it is interesting to note that the Koch family and Texas billionaires funded the John Birch Society in the 1960s in the same way they are subsidizing current elements of the Tea Party movement. Like Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, the John Birch Society used the media to falsely accuse President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. of being Communists. There were other victims of their character assassination, including former president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Instead of denouncing extremism, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck took a page from the John Birch Society manifesto and intentionally distorted President Obamas record by suggesting that the president is a foreign born Marxist and Islamafascist. All this is troubling because the last revolutionary movement by the right wing anti-communist and anti-government lunatics resulted in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. All of them were Democrats.
The John Birch Society was rendered irrelevant only after the conservative vanguards of the Republican Party denounced their extremism and debunked their outlandish allegations. It is time for patriotic Americans, to call on Fox News and other media outlets to denounce and repudiate hate monger commentators who spend an inordinate amount of time polarizing the nation instead of unifying it. If we do not challenge Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck for their extreme political rhetoric and misguided line of attacks against our elected office holders, I am afraid there will be more political assassinations like the one we just witnessed in Arizona.
STRANGE RAPE CASE INVOLVING WIKILEAKS JULIAN ASSANGE
As a former sexual assault investigator, I have come in contact with many genuine and a notable number of fictitious victims of rape. In the matter of WikiLeaks Julian Assange, I reviewed countless media reports from around the globe and concluded that Julian Assange is being railroaded by politically motivated prosecutors in an effort to convict him in the court of public opinion, to destroy his credibility, and deny him a fair trial.
Julian Assange is a victim of a vicious and unrelenting international smear campaign and our domestic print and electronic media has done very little to inform the American people that no sexual assault charge had been filed against him and that he is presumed to be innocent just as Fox commentator Bill OReilly was when he was accused of sexual harassment a few years ago.
While I understand the unpopularity of Julian Assange in the United States and elsewhere, it is reckless for Fox News to use their paid contributors, ala Sarah Palin and others, to rally their audience and demand that Mr. Assange be hunted down like Osama bin Laden¯. Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and other Fox paid purveyors of disinformation need to be reminded that unchecked vigilante justice is perverted injustice and contrary to our principles of justice.
2010-10-10 CONFLICT INVOLVING FOX NEWS PAID CONTRIBUTORS
Politicos article by Johathan Martin and Keach Hageys concerning Fox News complicated contractual conflict involving Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Sara Palin and Rick Santorum is long overdue. Please permit me to expand on this issue.
Shortly after I immigrated to United States from Communist Yugoslavia, in 1961, I was immediately approached by John Birch Society to join their anti-communist ranks. The first book that was recommended to me was Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover. Even at the age of 16, I found the entire right wing movement to be radical and illegitimate in that they relied on fear through historical distortions. Calling former President Eisenhower a Communist was obviously and demonstrably false.
J. Edgar Hoovers book may be outdated but it is a recipe that is now being espoused by Fox News and their paid radical conservative distorters. As an adolescent, I distinctly remember a John Birch Society recruiter telling me that if a lie is not challenged, it remains the truth¯. His words were absolutely correct and Fox News perfected this argument.
As a research arm of the Republican Party, Fox and Co. have done more long lasting damage to our country from the inside than terrorist Osama Bin Laden did from the outside. Their disrespect of the Office of the Presidency and repeated false reference to Obama as a Communist / Socialist and the Anointed One is intentional, reprehensible, and anti-American, especially in time of war. Character assassination is what the neo-conservatives practice, regardless of the consequences.
I lived in Florida during the 2008 election and I was astounded with Democrats appeasement and lack of response to Fox News cronies who used their conservative radio talk show hosts to spew hatred and toxic rhetoric, in an attempt to derail candidate Obama. Repeated lies by these paid pundits became the truth and Americans from all walks of life are now victims of Fox News propaganda.
Having mastered the art of deception Fox News is now paying, leading, guiding and directing potential presidential candidates ala Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum to serve the interests of Rupert Murdoch and his Chinese wife, instead of overall American interests.
As my wife would say, thank God that President Obama is not married to woman whose family is from Red China because if the roles had been reversed, Gingrich, Santorum, Huckabee and Palin, on behalf of Fox News, would be calling it a National Security Issue. ¯