Monday, June 17, 2013


Who’s pulling the strings?

We know who the puppets are, but the big question is, “Who’s pulling the puppet’s strings?” With a remarkable number of whistle-blowers, this Century has gotten off to a very inauspicious start. The “Bush Years” didn’t seem to spawn very many of these leakers. During Obama’s reign, however, the leaks seem to be coming at a fast and furious rate. When a rash of these occurrences happen back to back to back, you have to put some distance between yourself and the events. Only then can you have a shot at seeing the big picture. Without much effort you can begin to notice possible patterns of what appear to be irrational, illogical situations. You start having some “Ah-Ha” moments, as you look at the time-lines and the events as a continuum of some sinister plot. We’re not talking James Bond, The Bourne Identity, or Maxwell Smart. But, at some point, you have to ask yourself, “What the Hell is going on here?”
Brad Manning
Julian Assange

Ed Snowden
Since 2008, there has been a truck load of stupidity emanating from Washington, DC. I stopped counting how many times the House of Representatives voted to strike down the Affordable Health Care Act. I stopped counting out of sheer disgust for our body Politic. There was this little thing they called the “Fiscal Cliff” which went the way of the old “Y2k” scare. The President still hasn’t been allowed to fill over half the open judicial positions in the Federal Court system; they have to be voted in by Congress. Guantanamo Bay Penitentiary is still in business for absolutely no reason. We pulled out of Iraq, beefed up our presence in Afghanistan, and, now, we’re taking a serious look at Syria. We’re repeating events that aren’t even history, yet. The U.S. Congress doesn’t consider the fact that the Country is still in an Economic Depression, so they won’t vote for any job creating stimulus Bills; I think the Democrats have simply thrown up their hands and walked away from that effort. Apparently the Country doesn’t need any Abortion Clinics, or Doctors who are willing to provide that service. And, while we’re at it, let’s make damn sure Women continue to make sizably less money for performing the same job as a man. By denying the LGBT Community their Civil Rights, are we upholding the Biblical rendition of marriage? Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot that over 50% of “traditional” Biblical marriages end in divorce, but, dear God, don’t let that stand in your way when voting for the Defense of Marriage Act. Do I remember correctly that someone put together a Bill that would require the sellers of lethal weapons to run background checks on their buyers? Silly me. What chance would a Bill like that have in our wonderful, upstanding, and worthy Congress?
Johnny Boehner

So, you see, it’s not just the whistle-blowers making all the noise. Our Elected Officials are off drumming to a different tune, also. If I was looking at a period of time that spanned decades, perhaps none of this would be cause for concern. But, all this, and more, and in such rapid succession has lead me to believe that "something’s rotten in Denmark"; so the saying goes. The question I keep coming back to is, “Who’s pulling the strings?”
Dickie Cheney
Donnie Rumsfeld
Jaime Diamond, CitiCorp
Jeffery Immelt, GE                              
Koch Brothers
Bobby Stevens, Lockheed
Rex Tillerson, Exxon-Mobil
Stevie Kandarian, MetLife

……………………………………. And the list goes on!     

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