Things Sanders and Stein Supporters Must Consider Before Voting

“American presidential elections are not set up to favor third parties. The first-past-the-post voting methods, in which the winner of the state gets all its electoral votes, make it hard for third parties to get a foothold. (In political science, this is a concept known as Duverger’s Law.)”- New York Times

In the current election, you must consider three things:

1. Hillary Clinton (regardless of how she obtained it) is now the Democratic nominee;

2. Current polls show Stein will garner very few votes (2%); and

3. A write in for Sanders is no match for Trump’s redneck base.

Just look at the polls:


Clinton              43%

Trump               39%

Johnson             9%

Stein                   2%

I was a die-hard Sanders supporter because of his progressive domestic views/policies but It is only logical for  beleaguered Sanders and Stein supporters  to think long and hard before voting.   It is a sad truth, but  according to the polls, a write in vote for Sanders or  a vote for Stein (or simply not voting at all) is essentially a vote for Trump, but  if you’re happy with a Trump presidency, march on my disillusioned friends.





bigbang1Here’s to another day on this magnificent orb. The orchestral processes of maintaining orbit are  as complex as the twisted ‘ladder like’ conglomeration of  molecules representing the literal fiber of our being.  Whirling around at over  1,000 miles per hour as the Earth makes its yearly trip around the Sun, while in the past 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.09 seconds the Earth made a complete turn on its axis.  Hello moon.  Hello Sun.

The more  I  delve into the details of scientific theory, the more I am enamored with the world around me.  Understanding  complex biological processes and the puzzling aspects of time and space are key to understanding the meaning of life.

Whether one argues the universe came to be via an omniscient celestial being or  rather by a  complex nuclear reaction, one must conclude after serious contemplation that the science behind it all is utterly breathtaking.

Take it all in.

Life is short.


False Independence

Have you ever been on the verge of an intellectual epiphany, only to be interrupted by the philosophical revelation that we are all just One. Big. Fucking. Experiment?

Look around.  Take a long, hard look, and tell me that you don’t know exactly what I’m talking about.
Perhaps next time to avoid the paranoid looks from the less cerebral members, I should qualify the revelation as one occurring  in a the deeply philosophical, slightly stoned way.  Indeed.

We are all puppets. Marionettes held hostage by the master manipulators, the grand puppeteers.

We are all neighbors in a HUGE, Petri dish.

A colony of fools in a BERNAYS-IAN case study of the Freudian marketing gods-Nothing but a fucking sadistic focus group.

Think about it.

They are the Experimenters. We are the subjects.

They tell us what to eat, what to wear, what to think-

What to buy, what to sell, what to use, and what to drink-

They tell us we’re too fat, too short, too skinny, too flat-chested-

Too bald, too gray, too old, too limp–too unmolested –

They poison the air, the water, the food-

They poison our minds and alter our moods.

They genetically modify, inject, and manipulate

The salaciously sadistic business of manufacturing fate.

No one is immune, few things remain pure.

They keep all of us sick… just to sell us a cure-

They own the satellites, the towers, the drones-

They target the schools, churches, businesses, and homes.

They encourage us to observe others who ‘star’ in reality shows, playing a role, playing themselves, playing themselves, playing the roles; while programming us to share the most intimate details of our lives with perfect strangers in our own, personal, seemingly secure- sometimes obscure, virtual reality game.

 And, there they are…

 Waiting, watching-

 Listening and learning-

 Target. Observe. Report.

 Record. Revise. Replay.

 Hypnotize us, mesmerize us.  Exploit us.

  Be Aware.

Get out of the cloud, and into your life – Annie



April 8, 2014 is Equal Pay Day.  It is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Thanks to the gender pay gap, it takes women an extra three months of wages to make up that 23-percent difference.

The National Committee on Pay Equity supports two bills in Congress aimed at curbing wage discrimination. The bills work on different aspects of wage discrimination, and both are needed to fully close the wage gap.

The Fair Pay Act (S.168, H.R.438) is sponsored by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). It seeks to end wage discrimination against those who work in female-dominated or minority-dominated jobs by establishing equal pay for equivalent work. For example, within individual companies, employers could not pay jobs that are held predominately by women less than jobs held predominately by men if those jobs are equivalent in value to the employer. The bill also protects workers on the basis of race or national origin. The Fair Pay Act makes exceptions for different wage rates based on seniority, merit, or quantity or quality of work. It also contains a small business exemption. and The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.84, H.R.377)

The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.84, H.R.377), sponsored by Senator Barbara Milkuski (D-MD) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), strengthens and updates the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The bill expands damages under the Equal Pay Act and amends its very broad fourth affirmative defense. In addition, the Paycheck Fairness Act calls for a study of data collected by the EEOC and proposes voluntary guidelines to show employers how to evaluate jobs with the goal of eliminating unfair disparities. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on January 9, 2009. It was defeated in the Senate on a 58-41 procedural vote on Nov. 17, 2010 and again on June 5, 2012 on another 52-47 procedural vote that was strictly along party lines.

Why Congress MUST ACT to close the wage gap for WOMEN.


The-Simple-Truth About the Gender Pay Group.





Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

PISSED OFF RANT ALERT (motivated by a recent browse-by of the Conservative Tribune Face Book page):

A simple Google search of the phrase “Banned from praying” produces roughly 75 million results.  Most of the complainers are Christian.   And yet most Christians do not even know what the Bible says about praying in public.

Christians, allow me to clear this up for you.

[A-hem] Ladies and Gentlemen, please open your bibles and kindly  turn to Matthew 6:5-6…

READ THIS PASSAGE ALOUD WITH ME: “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are  for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

What this means folks, is that you don’t have to make a public display of your secret conversations with the  imaginary sky fairy.

                What Would Jesus Do?  Well, I think I just cleared that up for you. face palm

Mad As Hell?

2014-01-29-EqualPayMadWomenNewAlmost half a century has gone by since the passage of the Equal Pay Act and yet a sizable  gap remains between the compensation women and men receive for comparable jobs.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, is EQUAL PAY DAY.   RAISE your voice.  Make some NOISE.  GET.IT.DONE.

If FAIR PAY isn’t important to you, then sit there and DO NOTHING!