Sunday, September 29, 2013

Deliberate Economic Sabotage: Cruz, Republicans and Tea Party Resort to Terrorist Tactics

Ted Cruz, the blithering idiot of a Senator from the 269,420 square miles that surround the City of Austin, is going to get his masochistic dreams fulfilled as the Congress, more specifically the Republican controlled House, forces a government shutdown.  Barring some last minute miracle, the pointless and entirely unnecessary shutdown of the federal government will have the highly predictable effect of spreading uncertainty, remember that word  Mr. Cruz and the pack of hyenas that are the Republican congressional delegation, UNCERTAINTY!

With uncertainty will come the predictable downturn in the economy and upheaval in the markets.  Real people in red states and blue states are going to lose their jobs.

"But wait a second", you say, "I thought the Republicans were supposed to be the party that supports business and the middle class?"  Ha!  Big business and the ultra rich,  Hell Yes, the Republicans are all in. The notion that the Republicans promote policies that favor the middle class is simply rhetoric.  How much evidence do the cracker barrel bonobos that comprise the majority of voters in the red states need?  The last forty years are not enough?

It does not take a Nobel prize winning economist to figure out  the economic ramifications of the Republicans' childish and self-destructive behavior in forcing a government shutdown.  The hypocrisy and stupidity of the modern day know nothings, the Tea Baggers and Republicans is mind numbing.  Why on God's green earth would a political party responsible for controlling the Unites States House of Representatives pursue the  tactics of the same people who caused 911 which in this instance furthers the same goal of disrupting the U.S. economy?  Grow up America and do the responsible thing and vote demagogues who place personal and party ambitions over the good of the country out of office.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Disrespectful and Wasting Other Peoples Time: 911 Conspiracy Crowd Need to Become Gainfully Employed or Volunteer Their Time to Legitimate Causes

I really hate to draw any attention to these nitwits but they really piss me off with their stubborn refusal to approach questions using the scientific method and cherry picking the same, long discredited theories and selective use of  only photographs, video and evidence that supports their industry, CONSPIRACY.  If you don't believe its an industry, I've got a money grubbin' former Governor I'd like to sell you. 

This week's edition of the City Pages has a full page ad on the inside back page trotting out the same, long discredited talking points and false choice logic but relabeled as and paid for by "Minnesota 9/11 Truth", the disrespectful and Wasting Other Peoples Time crowd that needs to either become gainfully employed , volunteer their time to the multitude of legitimate, constructive charities and nonprofits out there or find some other constructive use of their time.

It takes only a few seconds to do a google search to find numerous sites that point by point destroy the false arguments of the disrespectful time wasters and lead you to legitimate news and government sites with original source content.  Here are just a couple of the sites the conspiracy industry would rather you not read:

I had to laugh when I saw the title of the conspiracy theorists full page ad "SHHHHH...dont mention the third building" because a good editor would have caught the excessive verbiage and shortened the title to simply "SHHHHHIT" because that is all these cracker barrel bonobos peddle.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Six Degrees of 911: “It’s A Small World After All”*

*Note:  Plain Sense is in court today performing a day of service defending the piece of paper upon which this great country of ours is based (no my Republican friends, it's not the All Mighty Dollar but the Constitution of which I speak).  To that end I am reposting my entry of September 11, 2011.  Don't thank me just think of this as Deja Vu all over again.


Like most Americans over the age of 15, I can remember September 11, 2001 as if it were yesterday. Who could forget that incredibly blue, cloudless sky and the fresh, crisp air with the first hints of the coming change in seasons that would soon be Fall.

It was shortly before 9:00 AM and I was working at the computer in my “Parkway South” (aka home) law office in South Minneapolis. I had a television on in the background with the CBS Morning Show on when I heard Bryant Gumbel announce reports of a fire at the World Trade Center. I thought to myself, “this has got to be interesting…” and got up and went over to the t.v. just in time to see what looked like a shadow pass in back of one of the towers only to explode out of the side of the tower facing the camera in a spectacular orange fire ball.

As I stood there staring at the television screen in utter disbelief, the telephone rang and like I was in some kind of strange, hypnotic trance, I picked up the receiver and said hello without even glancing, as was my custom, at the caller ID. You see, I had consulted earlier that summer with a potential client, a bank robbery suspect, being held under a federal hold at the Sherburne County, MN jail. At the time they were constructing a new federal courthouse and detention center in downtown Minneapolis and until the new facility was ready, the federal government was contracting with Sherburne County, which had just built a state of the art facility with plenty of capacity, to house federal detainees and prisoners awaiting trial and/or hearing.

When my prospective client did not come up with the retainer fee, I stopped taking his collect calls from the Sherburne County jail which had run up to a not insignificant amount. Because my prospective client had been accused by jail staff of being uncooperative, they had moved him into the solitary confinement wing at the Sherburne County jail.  Hearing the voice of my unrequited client, I snapped out of my trance and unleashed a torrent of verbage, something to the effect: “You would never believe what just happened, I just watched an airliner fly into and explode against one of the World Trade Centers…”. Over the course of the next hour, the one hour my client had outside his cell in solitary, I relayed the incoming news to my client who in turn was passing along the information to the other prisoners in the solitary wing by yelling updates down the hall.

It was not until the next day and reading the Minneapolis and St. Paul newspapers did we discover that also in the solitary wing of the Sherburne County jail that day was Zacarias Moussaoui, who has been held since August of 2001 after raising suspicions at a Minnesota flight school. Despite what the newspapers reported as when Moussaoui first learned of the attacks when he walked into a television lounge and saw new reports later in the day, to which he allegedly pumped his fist in triumph, both my prospective client and I knew the truth, that we were the first persons to apprise him of the news of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
If you will

remember, in the days following 911 there was considerable discussion of the government listening in on attorney client phone calls from jail and you can bet I was sweating that I would receive a phone call from the FBI asking me to explain myself, which thankfully never came.
This story just goes to show how interconnected we are and how small the world is that I would be connected, even in the most remote way, to the most defining event of our generation. Kevin Bacon eat your heart out.

P.S.  Zimmy the Fathead back in jail where he belongs.