Today’s headline news that the President will work on the “strongest possible rules to protect NET NEUTRAILITY” is great.

In keeping with this news I am currently a member of the ‘prestigious’ PRODUCERS WRITERS AND DIRECTORS CAUCUS. Steering Committee.

I was invited by a close business associate of mine to be a member and he gifted me my initial membership. Nice man and a liberal thinker. I suppose he thought I’d add some humor to the usually dry and snore making proceedings.

This happened a couple of years ago and since then I’ve attended various events where tributes were made to industry and political leaders, plagues were given out and photos were taken of people in suits. Also events were held where young filmmakers were presented with awards and funding monies from the Caucus to allow them to finish their various worthwhile projects.

I loved it and appreciated the whole idea as a really worthwhile endeavor. The Caucus was giving back to the newer members of the film and television industry. “What a swell party this is “ I thought. Making this even better was the fact that I was re introduced to some of my friends, ex partners , co producers, writers and directors. It was a great way to continue a historic journey I started over 40 years ago,

I was not paying much attention however to an underlying problem with this Caucus. This was entirely my fault as I had mistakenly thought that we were all for one and one for all in protecting the creative community from the slings and arrows of outrageous right wing politics.

Stupid naïve me!

This was unfortunately not the case and it became crystal clear to me at the last steering committee lunch held at the old folks home known as the Bel Aire Country Club where I was once asked politely to tuck my shirt into my pants by an old family retainer I was obviously offending two dowagers and a millionaire on oxygen who saw me in the lobby.

Once again I had been remiss in not following too closely the Caucus’ executive committee’s machinations, which were usually a pretty dull affair.

I had no idea there was a political committee of the Caucus that dealt with Washington on various matters. I also had no idea that Lionel Chetwyn , a verbose over the top right wing producer was the chair this political committee

Once again my bad for not paying attention, but then again I’m just a happy go lucky fool wandering through life hoping everything is okay while trying to sell creative shit to studios owned by corporations who don’t like paying professional writers and love the crap out of ideas like the Duck and Kim Dynasties.

But back to “Loud Lionel” and what he’s been up to on behalf of the PRODUCER’S, WRITERS AND DIRECTORS CAUCUS.

Captain Blowhard and his dedicated few have fundamentally taken over the direction of the Caucus by maneuvering the executive committee and the body of the membership into appearing to agree with and to sanction policies totally contrary to the philosophy and meaning of what the Caucus should basically stand for.

Without the permission of main body of the membership and with some trickery to the rules of the CAUCUS voting system “LL” and his friends railroaded through a letter to the FCC  virtually stating that the CAUCUS was in favor of Congress taking control of the Internet.

LL went even further than that and made statements again without consulting the full CAUCUS MEMBERSHIP to the media trumpeting the fact the Caucus was in favor of Congress running things.

Yes folks. The 10 % in popularity “do nothing” progressive hating extremist Congress?

LL of course worships at the shrine of Ted Cruz but as destructive as Ted Cruz nearly was to government “Loud Lionel” might be to the future direction of this Caucus because many of its creative members are now angry, appalled, embarrassed, and feeling helpless in the face of his scene stealing and his seeming control over some of the executive committee that initially refused the request of members of the steering committee to take down the offensive and politically motivated letter and set a meeting to discuss this matter and vote to remove and rescind it.

My fellow Caucus member, friend and business associate and I have spent quality time defusing the Caucus anger.

He has the same feelings as I do about rescuing the Caucus from the politics it should have nothing to do with.

A solution is at hand hopefully where rhetoric and threatening cross talk from both sides will be defused.

This story of course is just a microcosm of what is happening to this country when fairness and justice get in the way of a political agenda and the smart Visigoths like the Lionel Chetwyn’s of the World find ways with propaganda and slick words to  cheat their way to victory.

I hope we can stop the dissension in our Caucus, as it is a truly worthwhile organization. However if Lionel Chetwyn went away to become Ted Cruz’ speech writer nobody would be that upset. He is a disruptive and destructive figure in an otherwise valuable asset to our business.

We don’t expect Lionel to relinquish his grip on mouthing off his Corpo-Fascist BS so we can expect many more temper tantrums on the way to his hopeful ultimate demise.

 

 

 

 

 

As we hear more and more about The Texas Ebola crisis the more it becomes clear that the TEXAS hospital system is full of complete raving incompetent idiots.

What would you do if you were in the ER of a hospital as a lay person ,who at least had an inkling of the World epidemic known as Ebola, and a guy came in from Liberia and said he was sick?

The least you would do would be to worry about what the hospital was going to do with him right? THE GUY JUST CAME FROM AFRICA.!!!

The unbelievable fools in the Texas ER rat hole sent this guy home to an apartment with his girlfriend and five kids!

SENT HIM AWAY COUGHING AND SPITTING FOR TWO DAYS FROM AFRICA…

We are indeed living in a country right now where some States seem to have totally lost all sense of responsibility and reason.

TEXAS is sinking to the level of the intelligence of it’s GOVERNOR , it’s Lieutenant Governor and Chuck Norris.

As of the writing of this blog it appears from listening to the media medical people that nobody seem to know how to deal with this problem. It has been so mishandled because ignorant medically inefficient morons might have allowed EBOLA to effect hundreds of people.

Where is the massive state mobilization?

Where is Rick Perry…oh yes… he’s speaking to God and blaming Obama…

The problem here might be with Rick in charge of anything it might make it even worse.

The further mind numbing down of the already DUMB parts of America was bound to become lethal sooner or later but who would’ve thought it would get there this quickly and without the likes of Cleven Bundy, Phil Robinson and the open carry crowd that can shoot you dead but can’t spell?.

The crisis in this country concerns the RIGHT WING’S desire to make education a one way detour to their propaganda highway.

The off ramp to stupidity for the subservient masses who must never question the authority of the corporate gods or the evangelists version of the CHRISTIAN GOD both of whom are as bogus as Rick Perry’s glasses and the “charity” of the Brothers.

When 30,000 Walrus’ can’t find any ice  on which to breed we should start  looking at ourselves and checking our IQ.

 

 

 

 

 

THE BUSH/CHENEY OBSCENITY!

Lest we forget who was running the country on this terrible day of remembrance

It was an unintelligent incompetent disengaged rich man’s idiot son who was fraudulently elected President and who then started a fraudulent war with the wrong country. His Vice President’s company was then given unfair unopposed government contracts to supply American troops with food and other services making obscene profits after 10 years of war.

Neither that President or his Vice President can leave their own country safely any more as the International Court at the Hague wants to arrest them as war criminals for causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.

The country is still attempting to recover from this completely horrifying situation both mentally physically and fiscally.

Members of the same party that brought us 911 and its horrific aftermath, which continues, to this very day have hampered that recovery.

Today is a day after the current President, who abhors violence and war, has been forced to become part of more violence and war brought on by the administration from hell lead by corporate crooks liars and championed by an entire imitation news network owned by an Australian and a Saudi Prince.

This is not bulsh*t folks these are the facts!

George W Bush and Dick Cheney were in charge of the country when the country was attacked. They remained in charge of the country until they so f*cked it up that the country actually decided to elect a smart and very cool DEMOCRAT to try to fix those 10 years of utter destruction under a REPUBLICAN regime.

Now it appears that Americans have not learned the lesson of the Bush Cheney Obscenity as polls show that the party that so screwed them up is going to get back control of both Houses of Government.

Will we be facing the further obscenity of nasty vindictive racist Mitch McConnell and useless John Bohner running this country?

These are men who are threatening another government shut down and the destruction of Social Security and Medicare…and who knows what other stuff they’ve got to keep the Koch Brothers happy.

I don’t know about you but I just don’t get it unless they’re putting cool aid in the water systems.

 

A PALACE COUP.

I am a member of the Producers, Writers and Directors Caucus a prestigious organization that reveres creativity and assists many young film makers in completing their freshman projects. It has been a pleasure to be involved in helping to give back to the industry that I have worked in for 40 plus years.

Yesterday the pleasure turned to displeasure and in a big way. It has to do with the coming FCC vote on Net Neutrality.

It has to do with a small but well organized group of right wing assholes within the steering committee duping the rest of the membership with a series of highly suspect manipulations and deceits and causing a couched and corporate friendly letter to be written to the FCC on behalf of the Caucus. It was rammed through without sufficient debate amongst the majority of the Caucus members. The press has got a hold of it and now appears to be the official philosophy the Caucus.

It is both anti creative and pro business in its intent. This is totally the wrong message that the majority of us members want the Caucus to be known for.

At the Caucus lunch yesterday many of the membership revolted and asked for the FCC letter to be rescinded and a new and more neutral pro creative friendly position taken. This was met with overkill right wing gobbledygook and disdain, anger and snarling disregard for any point of view other than their narrow framed doctrinaire bullshit. Their arrogant words and their attitude were a microcosm of what is happening in this whole country.

Quite frankly I was sickened by the whole experience as we were witnessing our own weakness for failing to be on top of this serious assault on the free Internet. We allowed these dedicated smart and ruthless Visigoths to come in and take over our best intentions regarding the creative community and turn us into a snarling pack of divisive rabid dogs attacking each other.

If you have to “defend creativity” in a place that is supposed to “defend creativity” then something is radically wrong, wrong wrong !

We need to pay more attention before its too late

Power is with the people who “get smart” so help us Don Adams and Mel Brooks.

Don’t know about you guys but there’s something not quite right about this sudden rise to power of ISIS. Where the hell did they come from?

A well organized small group of very dedicated religious fanatics.

DIDN’T THE CIA KNOW ABOUT ISIS…WAS OUR INTELLIGENCE THAT BAD THAT WE DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING?

ISIS is a splinter group but they have strange pajama like uniforms and now they’re totally equipped with US weapons!!…Hardy seems possible.

Did we train the Iraq army so well with so much money that at the first sign of trouble they just dropped their weapons and ran away? Again we didn’t see this coming?

All that training,,all those weapons and then abject cowardice and instant defeat…weird…strange…And so unexpected.

ISIS is a gang of killer fanatics with some kind of ridiculous credo that an imaginary MALE barbarian God made up for them. This includes beheadings, rape of young girls and slavery all good in the eyes of this fake MALE Muslim God. They’re like a teenage gang running amok in a civilized society. Who leads them? Where are their generals and political spokespeople?

Guys in hoods who are hoods!!

But wait a minute we in the West were becoming complacent as Obama wound down our involvement in the Bush era wars. We didn’t have anyone to hate so we didn’t need all those weapons and aircraft and stuff so much right?

What would get us off our duffs?

It would have to be something really horrendous or we’d just want to watch another episode of Kim’s ass quivering with the desire to shop

How’s about HD versions of innocent Americans being beheaded?..

That ought to force Obama back into a war footing!

Just saying!!

 

 

 

 

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It seems possible the GOP might revisit Mitt Romney as their Presidential candidate again and this means the GOP is even more bonkers than we thought! America would be mad to vote for this weak opportunistic rich guy who changes his policies in mid sentence if  it means appeasing any number of social or political groups.

WE WITNESSED ALL OF THIS IN HIS LAST RUN.

His wife Queen Ann thinks grocery shopping is when Mitt is looking to buy shares in Albert son’s. Her Majesty is either breeding Arabian horses or many military avoiding sons.

The Tea Party  however is asking for somebody more to their liking they like Ted Cruz  Joel Osteen , Ted Nugent or Cliven Bundy.

It was clear last time that Mitt is a pathological liar almost equal to Putin but without incompetent missile operators.

Mitt is a glove puppet for corporate America. The ideal candidate for the REPUBLICAN dream of owning all of America and invading and occupying CALIFORNIA. Big business wants to play Monopoly with the World but they need nuclear weapons in the hands of a subservient suit. Mitt has SS written all over him.

The GOP roster of acceptable candidates is so weak there’s a rumor that Sarah Palin is contemplating a run they say she’s been up late with a map so she can remember all 51 states.

This country in the hands of  Mitt, Rand, Marco, Ted, Rick, is however moot as most of us know who ever gets elected the country is really in the hands of RUPERT MURDOCH.

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The writing is on the wall we may all be standing in front of it if the mid terms take down the Democratic Senate. If the country is complacent enough to allow a low turn voter out , the results will be catastrophic for our fragile and vulnerable DEMOCRACY.

It will signal a wiping out of all the slow gains being made in the five-year recovery of the nations economy.

The monies well spent by the Koch Brothers and their subsidiaries on the people they get elected will be paid off in legislating such draconian measures aimed at the middle class that there will be  a social and economical massacre.

There’s a recent article that more or less sums up the mood of the country at this particular time. It is ugly and it is revengeful and it revolves around “the haves”  being able, with all their money and power, to persuade the disgruntled and the scared white majority in this country that they need to gather themselves together and rid the country of what the propaganda machine  calls the “anti Americans.”

Who are these anti Americans? It’s everybody that isn’t them. They are the born again Christians and in their eyes they are the rightful heirs to the leadership and ownership of their country.

You don’t have to look to far to see them, they ‘re entrenched in the armed forces with their hands on America’s weaponry. They are in the police forces across the country. We know they’re in Congress and the Senate and they own major businesses too.

THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE THE ELITE!

They have been told this by their pastors and by their undying blind faith in the Bible.

The real elite however, known to the people not fooled by a bunch of hopeless bullshit, are The Koch Brothers and the rest of the business machinery called “corporate America.”  When the time comes they will rule the puppet Christian empire.

THERE IS ONLY ONE PROBLEM FACING THIS PALACE COUP SCENARIO AND IT’S A BIG ONE.

The “take over” gang doesn’t have that singularly most important cog that would turn America into their FASCIST AUTHORITARIAN DICATORSHIP…

They don’t have a Hitler. You need a Hitler to enthrall the masses and to have them follow you blindly over the cliff while being untouchable and invincipal.

The Russians have a imitation Hitler right now a “bare chest would be NAPLOEON” and they’re falling all over him.

Folks Putin is no Hitler. He can move tanks and missiles but he can’t move huge crowds

America (some say ) would be vulnerable to a star quality charismatic religious and political celebrity oriented figure right now. Somebody who would speak the jingoistic execptionalism flag waving JESUS crap and sound sincere and squeaky clean. Luckily there is no such animal at this time and to tell you how hard up the Right is…they’re actually thinking of Mitt Romney as their flag bearer again.

Charisma and Mitt never met.

The Koch Brothers we hear are holding coast-to-coast Fuhrer auditions.

 

 

 

 

 

In the city of Detroit, we’re seeing another version of the upcoming Fascist threat to America. We may have to get used to this if the American people are foolish enough to actually vote the Fascists into power.

This is not some crazy out there rhetoric, please!

This “one party” rule mentality has begun to grip certain States in the Union and not just in the South, where this week some police in Florida were revealed to be members of the KKK. (Some surprise we don’t think)

The Detroit story however is horrible and extremely hard to believe.

There is no DEMOCRACY currently in that city.

A single non-elected politician named Kevin is running the city’s utilities department. This single individual is in cahoots with big business and big business wants to privatize the city’s water supply.  Yep “privatize water!!”

So this single individual called Kevin, who has all this power, has been assigned to find a way to do this by making mischief.

We humans cannot exist without water and yet the Fascist regime in this major city has begun to turn off the water to the homes of thousands of the most vulnerable and poorest of it’s residents for not paying their water bills.

Firstly, international human rights are being violated here. In some cases no warnings were given to families who were not overdue. But these people just don’t have the money or the resources to fight this cruelty in the courts. They have no hope and no running water.

It’s a fact that babies are getting sick and the older people are suffering and its seems like  the local GOP Fascists want to see them just die off.

It is so desperate the United Nations is actually investigating this human tragedy and the Canadians are trucking massive amounts of clean drinking water across the border. How shameful is this for America?

We are witnessing the depth of the heartless corporate way of dealing with our health, our social standing and our dignity. Starting at the bottom by setting out to destroy the will of the people to fight back…but these corpo-crooks will not stop at the weak and helpless….oh no…they will find ways to cut off the supply of Democracy to all of us…the way they’re trying to cut off the water in Detroit.

THESE PEOPLE WANT TO OWN US.

They don’t want dissension they want subservience.

They are the royalists from the 16th Century. Their idea of a successful society is they rule from gated communities in Bel Aire and we work for them and live in squalor in Cleveland.

They are the great brain washers and they want to own the water so they can wash away our way of life because they know we cannot live without it.

So forget about the war on religion, the war on women, the war on gay marriage, the war on intellect, the war on science, the war on immigration, the war on health care, the war on Rachel Maddow and even the war on climate change.

The next Great War we’ll all be fighting is the war on water…and do we want fries with that?

 

 

 

As the 5 Roman Catholic stacked Supreme Court judges defy the constitution they’re supposed to be upholding this week the question we are asking is: “Are we facing the dangerous reality of a radical right-wing Christian take over of this country?

There’s a massive general dislike of the majority SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception decision. A decision giving religious owned businesses the right to dictate what their female employees may or may not to with their bodies.

Around the World, for as long as men and women found solace in the ritualistic peace and promise of a religion that counters the thought of the finality of passing, organized religion had reneged on that imaginary promise big time!

Instead “so called faith” in the hands of us mere mortals has been used by so many twisted ideologies and exploited by the con artists for the purpose of just plain making money at the expense of the fearful and the ignorant.

And of course all of this is at the detriment of the really simple holy messages of purity and love that are supposed to be at the core of any deeply felt goodness in people seeking solace.

The tragedy is in the cynical interpretations of many leaders in the various religions that make up this World of disparate peoples.

Currently hideous examples of these interpretations are causing unheard of cruel sectarian violence and are overwhelming the Middle East in Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestine.

The atrocities being committed in the name of religion by the various Sunni and Shia sects plus the myriad of the splinter groups are beyond belief as are the actions of the supposedly civilized Syrian Government.

All this horror in the name of Allah? But how can Allah takes sides?

Each day at some time all the warring factions stop fighting and face Mecca and pray for victory on their terms. All of these terms cannot be what Allah wants, so what’s a prophet to do?

Perhaps Allah is saying, “Okay until one side kills off the other side, Allah will continue to sit this one out as Allah has done for 1,500 years”.

What about back home?

Right now in these United States we are faced with many different garden varieties of Christianity. This is a young society and so it hasn’t had 1,500 years of secular hate going for it.  Oh it got pretty hateful during the Civil War when Christians fought other Christians and both prayed for victory and then burnt each other’s churches down.

It continued when the Christians committed mass genocide on the Native American tribes from one end of the country to the other where, in the name of their God, they butchered men, women and children who, to their way of thinking, were Godless heathens. This was of course what the natives thought of the Christians also.

It stayed hateful when the White Christians continued to burn down the Black Christian churches and burn white crosses on green lawns and hung black Christians and bombed and killed black Christian children…so nobody’s perfect!

Has this wonderful country learned anything from all of this religious death and destruction going on then and right now worldwide?

Did we learn anything from occupying a country deeply divided into Muslim factions that hate each other?

How could we Christians do this when we are so divided in our own religious believes?

This country was not capable of understanding the nuances and deeply felt beliefs of a complicated Muslim people.

How arrogant and ignorant were the Bush crowd when they went into Iraq thinking they were liberators. They sewed the seeds of the current Armageddon by being completely clueless to centuries old deeply rooted religious prejudices. Strangely, this was kept in check by a cruel but smart dictator. Of course we had to kill him.

Now how far will the reckoning go to curb the rise of this religious fervor here at home?

We may be facing a crisis we don’t even know about although from various corners of enlightenment comments lately have been making a possible wake up call happen.

Face it, the Christian faith is as screwed up as all the others. There are good Christians and there are fanatical lunatics who worship some sort of Jesus and God made up for their own radical purposes.

Do most Christians want to worship a gentle man who preached peace and love for all human beings and pets…a humble carpenter, a healer and who only wanted to have a few beers with the boys…or do they want a Jesus who will return to Earth carrying an assault weapon so he can smite the evil enemy of the people and finally establish a moral government working only on the laws already written in the Bible?

Sounds pretty far fetched don’t it?

But there are radical forces in the Tea Party politicians in Congress.

There are dangerous Dominionist forces in our military all the way up to the Pentagon.

These are single minded dedicated people with one purpose in mind. The complete take over of Government and the forming of a Christian nation.

Too far out far you…couldn’t happen?

So tell us, right out of the blue over there in the Middle East where the hell did this well equipped massive Islamic religious army suddenly come from that might overrun the entire US backed government in Baghdad and form an Islamic government ready to impose an abhorrent form of crazy discipline on a long suffering public.

Did Allah take sides?

Does the Roman Catholic Church majority in the Supreme Court of the United States have God on its side?

Stay tuned, we’re in for a rocky ride and we might have to save the country.