Been a while. I am starting on a new endeavor: entering politics as a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, District 53.
If elected mine will be the first independent progressive voice for change coming from the Space Coast in a long while.
Send donations made out to "The Committee to Elect David Kearns", address of the campaign HQ is 668 Dunbarton Circle Ne, Palm Bay Florida 32905. My phone number is (321) 525-0117 cell. Find me on Facebook here at https://www.facebook.com/DavidKearns4District53
As always election reform in Florida is a big big deal to me. And it should be for every thinking citizen in the United States of America for obvious reasons. And of course, we have history to consult and our sordid record with elections in this state to consider.
In order to get at that problem, you have to have an ally on the inside, a voice within the Florida House of Representatives.
Do you want people to start going to jail when they recklessly cause oil spills, or intentionally nose dive the economy? Great! Then our elections IN FLORIDA need to be fair elections! That happens when the right people in Florida get elected to the state house!!
Help make it happen!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Is it fascism yet? When they take away you right to vote, yeah, it might be. When the lieutenant governor of your state gets up before a group of ministers and proclaims “Christianity is under attack,” and that’s perfectly okay with everyone? Yeah, that’s a clue. When elections are rigged, yep. And when the media goes tone-deaf to all of the above, yes, you might be living in a fascist state.
You would think with all these poignant little road-signs on the highway to hell people’s ears would prick up. We’d recognize that fascism isn’t a good thing. At all.
Do you like college tuition going up incessantly until no one but the one-percent can afford to send their children to college? Do you like corporations deciding who should teach at your school? Do you want to see your tax dollars being used to teach religion in the classroom?
Do you like worrying about rigged voting machines? Made up wars? An amalgamation of religion, state and corporate thuggery running your daily life? A sneering, barely concealed contempt for you expressed by legislators, the governor, and people your state sends to congress?
Do you like being ignored by people who are using their political platform to enrich themselves at your expense, all the while rendering brutal judgment upon you for your reproductive choices, your selection of a spouse, your belief in science and reason as a foundation for responsible decision-making?
Do you like having your conversations monitored and your picture taken at protests? Do you like being corralled into containment pens by officials because you dared express yourself; pens located blocks from where your signs and voices will actually be seen or heard?
Do you like knowing that the people being allowed into the event are permitted concealed assault weapon, should you and your sign appear too dangerous for thugs in attendance?
Do you like a fanatical madman taking your state on a nightmare funhouse ride, so notoriously oppressive and patently un-American the whole world knows all about it?
I almost didn’t write this. I was so exhausted with the topic of Rick Scott and the absolute apathetic fish-faced stupidity of the Florida public, I almost just said “what the fuck am I doing this for?”
In fact, that’s precisely what I said. But then the voter purges happened. And as I did with the previous book Rick Scott: Enemy of the State, I got angry. And I got started.
But my question is, why aren’t you angry yet? We’re three years into this governor’s tenure here.
In seventh grade math we learned that the direction a line y axis over x axis, like a line describing the movement of the fluid inside a temperature gage, can be predicted by where it’s been, and how long it took for things to get the way they are now. This is called extrapolation. It’s a longish word that they used to teach in school. Likely as not this word has been banished; replaced with something dumber, duller and with less meaning.
In any event if we look at the past and the rate of change, we can then predict the future within a safe margin of error.
Rick and his far right buddies in the legislature on average make four or five major attacks to the U.S. Constitution during every legislative session. That means, mathematically speaking, the Constitution could be functionally wiped out by the time he finishes his term in office.
Since Rick Scott’s election we have seen laws drafted by the legislature to drug test the poor; to dissolve city councils and county commissions based on fiscal emergencies, the specifics of what is deemed “an emergency” are left fuzzy and vague. We’ve seen those in power cut early voting; intimidate, with hefty fines, those who would register people to vote. We’ve seen the governor uphold the Second Amendment and throw away the First. We’ve seen the governor involve himself in the academic curriculum of major universities. We’ve seen certain academic majors ruled “good” and others ruled “useless” by those in power.
Where does such “behavior” lead? Let’s look at the past for similar examples.
Because the rise of the Third Reich fails to alert the attentions of most Americans anymore – owing to the overuse of the metaphor, particularly by narrow-heads like Glenn Beck, thereby diluting its impact as an example – I am going to use the example of Chile here, instead.
General Augusto Pinochet made eradicating the constitution, and with it, all forms of liberalism, one of his top goals once he seized power of that South American nation by military junta, in 1973.
Trade unions were attacked. Newspapers were closed. Reporters intimidated with loss of employment and death. Teachers were marginalized.
He was supported by the United States and other allegedly civilized, “western” democracies because he painted himself as an Anti-communist. Along with his ruthless austerity measures, he adopted a Freidman brand of extreme capitalism that didn’t even bother promoting the lie of an eventual trickle-down.
Chile enjoyed three-hundred percent annual inflation at one point. Things got very weird. People couldn’t keep up. A week’s wages to put dinner on the table for one night?
The worst aspect in all of this was the outright murder, torture and suspension of civil rights. If you didn’t like this arrangement, and said so publically, you were immediately labeled as a subversive with a view toward calling you a communist. And then one day children, no one could find you anymore. And anyone who asked about you was, likewise, labeled a subversive communist by association, and on and on this went. Hence the term many of us dimwitted by the likes of America’s Got Talent, and The Kardashians, can’t even remember the Spanish term for this syndrome: los desaparacidos. The disappeared ones.
Pinochet claimed to be a Christian. Catholicism was the preferred brand. You were neither, and you could forget getting ahead in society. You didn’t break bread with those on the inside of this regime, so too; forget about it. No soup for you.
Pinochet hated higher education. Hated it. He thought colleges and universities were merely breeding grounds for communism. And so he closed them to the masses. It started with tuition hikes and austerity measures. Then with the excuse of lack of attendance, he consolidated, closed, consolidated, closed, and on and on it went. Again, if you protested? Maybe one day you go missing. Like that.
As many as eighty-thousand Chilenos were arrested without due process, tried in courts that made mockery of human rights, and interred in camps. Many were tortured and killed, their battered bodies dumped all over the country. An estimated 3,200 people died in this way; a thousand of whom are still missing to this day. You might even remember a song in 1989 by Sting called “They Dance Alone”. Very moving stuff.
It could never happen here? Really. When you consider that Rick Scott is only one of several flaming right wing nut-bags driven like madmen to “absolutely transforming this country” you see roads converging over the horizon.
In the last book, we discussed how several governors working their powers over several legislations, are all operating on the same playbook and off the map when it comes to good sense, logic, justice, reason and humanity.
For years the far right has been bashing the public over the head with nightmare tales of internment camps, death panels, and so on, which they say are sure to come if we follow President Obama’s Evil Kenyan Voodoo Witch Doctor from hell policies. Meanwhile this seems to be the very road they mean to take us down while using rigged elections as a means to keep driving the trains to the concentration camps.
Is this an extrapolation? It is where the line is going, a possible outcome.
Yes. Chile’s coup de’tat was swift and brutal. The one being perpetrated on is more gradual, more insidious, but the direction we are headed is just the same.
The question will be asked throughout this work: what are you prepared to do to stop it?
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Icke, a former athlete, a former British TV personality and conspiracy speaker, once proclaimed himself the son of God. Icke also happens to believe ( or claims to) that the Queen, George Bush, Barack Obama and many many more, are all part of a clan of serpents who gained their positions via reptilonepotism in order to eventually (wait for it) enslave and eat us. Oh, and, they drink our blood, while they waiting for dinner to start. Just as a "hold me off."
The reason I bring up Jones is, I have been a fan; until now. Just the way he was a devoted fan of David Icke until Icke started seeing reptiles everywhere, I now draw my line.
Jones drew his on Icke, years ago. And said "That's the problem with David Icke. He's got a good line to a point, then he discredits it all. It's like a turd in the punch bowl. That's his job." Jones also had this to say about his fellow speaker and author. "He's either an opportunist con man, or he's completely insane."
That doesn't stop Jones from having the eccentric Englishman on his show from time to time so they can discuss issues, conspiracies, reptile blood, demons, and so on.
Unfortunately Jones, (as does Jesse Ventura) definitely has his finger on some things which are very real, cabals, banksters, secret societies and so on. So his venom at Obama over the issue of guns, colors and taints all else; all the other good works he has done, regarding raping and poisoning corporations; his questions on detention camps that remain unanswered and of course his work going after secret societies.
Until Jones started digging, no one had ever heard of Bohemian Grove, or Bilderberg, or many others he has covered with glee and admirable, entertaining zeal. While he lacks the journalistic sanity of fellow conspiracy Texan, Jim Marrs, his ire and spirit have brought light where previously, there had been almost none at the national level. He now has 1 million listeners a day.
Perhaps the weight of celebrity is too much. Now he's throwing wrenches at his own brand, even as the whiff of cordite and heat from dead children, lingers in the air. And it's ugly. And it's pandering to gun nuts and the hate-lobby.
Just like David Icke Jones discredits himself. Intentionally or no he misdirects with his own version of the lizard people called "Obama-satan." AKA "Obamatakeyourgunswhiteboy".
A saner Jones, would cast a jaundiced eye at his own recent behavior and question whether or not there was a conspiracy behind it, a "false flag" as he and his devotees call them. "Has he been paid to act this way?" He might ask this question, himself, in a calmer frame of mind.
It's sad, really; this hucksterism or insanity that makes up his his blind spot now, the cancer on his hard drive.
To hear Jones and others - who actually do the bidding of corporate war monsters, banksters and ultra-zionists by sounding the assassination dinner bell for the freaks of this country - Obama is "in" on the deal to imprison America.
If Jones bothered to check recent history, if he learned a bit about rigged voting machines, or concentrated more on the corporate conspiracies, rather than those espoused by reptile watchers and survivalists, Jones would learn that Obama wasn't supposed to happen. Obama is an honest-to-god accident, given to the world by the workings of former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who grew a conscience for a moment and opened up voting to more citizens. Now you have an honest man, placed on a runaway train that is our national greed-head government, trying to throw levers in reverse, all the while endeavoring not alarm those very powers Jones decries; powers who would surely murder him, if they had the chance, just as surely as they killed Jack Kennedy in order to turn a profit for helicopter manufacturers.
Which is why all the shadowfolk are so eager to egg on the likes of Jones, Beck, and Rush into spewing such vile rhetoric, to clang that assassination bell that much harder for the palmetto crickets in dirty Ford Broncos. To all-but call for the violent overthrow of the nation, inciting the hate-filled race-warriors all across the country, less than two days from an open air inauguration? Amazing and sad behavior for someone who claims to be a champion of "freedom".
Jones has followed the rushing waters of his own unstoppable ego and allowed himself to be carried into that sea of insanity. Because he is so culturally inured to hating Obama now, he won't or can't stop himself.
Jones is now the turd in his own punch-bowl. He continues to drink from it with the abandon of an alcoholic, every single day.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Some of the mind boggling excuses as to why the election of 2012 was an exercise in misery, add this one from Senator John Thrasher(R) of St, Augustine. "I was just upset that the supreme court was trying to tell us what to do," he said, offering his excuse for why the state legislature made use of a 2000 loophole in the state election laws allowing for each and every one of the state's 11 ballot amendments to contain the entire cryptic legalese ramblings of the "wording by committee of legal Shylocks", legislative initiatives. He was upset in the year 2000 during a debate on the summary stipulations in the law which stated that the amendments had to have "clear and concise" language for the amendment to be voted on using summaries. This, during a time when the ballots amendments to be whittled down to 75 words or less for each. In 2000 the legislature (Thrasher included) voted to remove that limit. But his gerrymandered legislative majority didn't take full advantage of this until 2012. As a stealth tactic they exploited it to the full extent of absurdity, and essentially stuffed the voting booth as a work around to stuffing the ballot boxes. It was a novel, cynical approach to electoral mayhem, which they are now explaining away in classic "it's not me that did it" fashion. And for some unknown reason, the 10 supervisor of election are agreeing that it should be discretionary for the use of 96 hours of early voting whenever they see fit rather than mandate 14 days AND THAT LAST SUNDAY, for "Souls to the Polls". So, depending on which political party your particular supervisor hails from, you will experience a different set of rules for when early voting occurs depending on which of the 67 Florida counties you live in, if the senate adopts that recommendation. The whitewash continues.
The Florida Senate Committee on Ethics and Elections Continues today. Please watch. The Supervisors of Elections are testifying today before the committee and are calling it The Perfect Storm Election. This catch-phrase/excuse is being trotted out today and is sure to be picked up by the brain dead media because it makes a nice headline and of course, that's as far as they go when it comes to investigation. At the moment I type this Lee County, one of the "failing counties" is now presenting their excuses for the election fiasco. Shannon Harrington, Lee Supervisor is to be given full credit for the name of the 2012 election. Again, watch, and enjoy the excuses.