Nothing Bundt Cakes Joins Chick-Fil-A in Supporting Right Wing Politics

I was watching the Olympics yesterday, like many here were doing on a hot Vegas late afternoon and I happened to see a teaser for what the local NBC affiliate deemed newsworthy. Featured was a picture of a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes, a franchised store based out of Las Vegas and now to found in over thirteen states, California having over thirty. The card on the cake was a direct insult to President Obama’s out of context quote “you didn’t build that.” The Mormon-owned store, never open anywhere on Sunday (because no one eats cake on that day), proudly displayed a card saying “you didn’t bake this”, on the President’s birthday of all days! Obviously they support Willard Romney with this regurgitation of his campaign’s latest blatant LIE. I have written extensively how the Mormon community supports their own to a fault. This bakery is just another example.

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Nothing Bundt Hate in Las Vegas, Nevada

Let me guess, Nothing Bundt Cakes, you guys grew the sugar cane, the wheat flour and built all the roads to make and transport your products? I’m also wondering if you had much to do with laying down the phone lines your business uses quite frequently. Business in America is a collective effort. This is what President Obama meant and we are all socialist to a degree, like it or not. Myself and my family have patronized this store for years. Now you have definitely lost our business henceforth.

Chick-Fil-A started a controversy when CEO Dan Cathy stated with his biblical references how we are far too audacious to challenge God’s laws on the definition of marriage. Actually, Dan, there is no place in the bible that favors one form of marriage over another . But this pronouncement brought out all the GOPs hate merchants whose love for Type 2 Diabetes is greater than their love for human rights.

It seems I’m running out of businesses I can patronize. The moment I learn of a corporation’s unsavory political positions, I honestly can’t bring myself to spend a single dime in one of these establishments. It’s been several years since I learned of Wal-mart’s practice of paying employees so little most are still on welfare to simply survive, and I’ve yet to step foot in one.

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Wal-Mart pays workers so little, most employees are on welfare

Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores in the USA and Mexico have engaged in truly abhorrent treatment of all their lower echelon employees who do the majority of the grunt work. It’s pathetic how selfish the CEOs are to deny the workers healthcare and living wages while taking in record profits off virtual slave-labor.

The great taste or convenience a business provides is far less important than their treatment of humanity. I will easily find other replacements for these stores who feel its important for the public to know who they support politically. Willard Romney’s Bain Capital has a vast history of destroying lives in exchange for obscene profits, just like the aforementioned corporations. I refuse to be a vehicle for hate to flourish and I hope more will join me in boycotting these right-wing businesses permanently.

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A Racist Double Standard has Infected America Since Obama Took Office

If you believe we’ve overcome centuries of slavery and decades of racial segregation in this country simply by electing President Obama, you are sadly misguided. There are still sickening displays of abysmal tolerance, bigotry and blatant racism to be found.

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Caldwell, Idaho billboard

This latest insane advertisement is proudly on display in the predominantly Mormon state of Idaho. The city of Caldwell displays this atrocity to further their racist agenda. Feel free to recall when a similar billboard was erected with a comparison to George W. Bush. I certainly cannot. There were a multitude of awful mass shootings towards the end of Bush’s reign of terror and yet none of these sociopaths were compared to Bush or his gun-toting cohort, Dick Cheney. The number of deaths from the Iraq war alone were far greater than reported by the media, but no one in the mainstream media EVER dared to accuse the Bush Administration of having murderous intentions.

Apparently, if the president has thus far been responsible for far fewer deaths but has the audacity to also be black, that’s a totally different story. When a Republican is president, any and every action done on the world stage is considered “defense” and “keeping us safe”. When President Obama tries to withdraw our troops and generally draw down superfluous military conflicts, he is a murderer. It’s a double standard of Herculean proportions. Drone strikes on sworn enemies in pursuit of nuclear arms are murder but attacking an entire country that had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11 is considered “The War on Terror?”

Let me remind you of this latest barrage of insults made by the entitled Anglo-Saxon candidate representing the right wing Teabaggers and Birthers which reaffirms the GOP’s desire to play the race card whenever possible. It is apparently the red meat their bloodthirsty far right craves for sustenance.  In England, Willard and his entourage claimed a closer connection to the U.K. because, let’s face it folks, they represent the white guy. Besides, Barack Obama just sounds too foreign to be “American.”

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A common sight in Red State America: Birther Inspired Hate Billboards

Perhaps you also believe we’ve achieved equal civil rights since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Jim Crow laws have been deemed illegal and we’d like to think segregation would be positively offensive. Nostalgics don’t despair, Mississippi is still keeping hate alive. A predominantly white Baptist Church in this bastion of tolerance has threatened to fire the pastor of the church if he wed a black couple. This actually happened in 2012.  I’m stunned.

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Chrystal Springs Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi

I recently saw a bumper sticker here in Nevada that said “100% Real American.” Coincidentally, the vehicle also had a Ron Paul decal on the same bumper. I find the racially-based motivations of the Republican party in this country disgusting, dangerous and destructive to all the progress we’ve made in the last century. If only the media would expose this blatant double standard that exists when dealing with our first Black President and many of the “minorities” in this country, we might be able to match other Western Democracies for the civil and human rights we are still lacking.

Americans for Prosperity Embarrass Themselves in Nevada

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Americans for Prosperity Bus

They arrived in a large logo-wrapped bus with idiotic proclamations about Nevada Democratic Congresswoman, Shelly Berkley, who is running for Senate in November against Teabagger, Dean Heller. Proclaiming fake outrage with statements like “Supported Obamacare,” “Supported Dodd Frank” “Vetoed the Keystone Pipeline” and “Supported the Stimulus,” these faux grassroots supporters rolled in to Vegas around 7:45 am on Thursday, July 19th. They set up camp in an adjacent parking lot, pitching a tent in front of the parked bus right near the Sahara In-N-Out Burger. It appeared they had six or seven “supporters” who we’re actually paid operatives from Americans for Prosperity. An unbelievably large bus that seemed to carry so few. The Democratic group of actual volunteers assembled nearby right in front of Congresswoman Berkley’s office. Our numbers were rapidly growing. It was now 8:00.

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Our Democratic Protestors

Representing various unions, Moveon.org, several citywide Democratic Clubs, Sun City Retirees and Latinos for Obama, just to name a few, we began to march over with our hilarious signs. “Get the Heller out of Nevada”, “Toss the Teabags” or my personal favorite, “Bigots on the Bus Welcome Center” were a few of the notables. We were a diverse, jovial and highly motivated group determined to stop these Koch fascists from taking over our state! Our biggest strength was in numbers. Probably 200 of us marched over to their sad “group” of protestors which included an old toothless man carrying a “Breitbart Is Here” sign and a stereotypical Teabagger wearing a Dean Heller tea-shirt. There were a few other white folks who kept getting in and out of the bus. None were making any real noise, so they started playing their hillbilly music.

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One of their six or seven paid operatives
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A Dean Heller supporter (there was only one)

This was the best they could do? These “second amendment remedy” enthusiasts are afraid this “Un-American” President will take away their freedoms? They were regurgitating the usual Fox News talking points, naturally. So a few in our diplomatic crowd asked some questions of the paid shills. One woman said she believed President Obama will dissolve our three party system and implant himself as a dictator. Another misguided soul thought Shelly Berkley herself had several offshore accounts. Projecting again, GOP?

But the real kicker was when we saw a an AFP (Americans for Prosperity) man paying five migrant workers, perhaps from Mexico, a total of $50.00 to wear their AFP t-shirts and walk the crowd as if they were supporters. Obviously this was seen by enough folks that it was a futile gesture on their part. Even their annoyingly loud country music could not drown out our protest. Our side was just kicking ass with our large numbers and genuine enthusiasm. A truly successful bitch-slapping of the useless TeaParty. Thankfully, there was no violence from their side. Our side only had peaceful intentions, but in light of the Aurora Colorado tragedy, I suppose this could have ended much worse. Instead, we had a wonderful time literally running this well-funded fake grassroots group out of town. The LVMPD (Las Vegas Police) eventually told these folks to move their bus out.

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Calling out the racists of the TeaParty

Even with their efforts to mobilize some “patriotic” Conservatives with all their money and gigantic bus, they simply looked as ridiculous as the TeaParty Congress behaves every day. Perhaps this whole country can unite and defeat this blight on our nation. We’re trying to keep our beloved Nevada blue and I’m certain we will be triumphant.

My heart goes out to those in Aurora, Colorado on this sad Friday. I hope gun control is taken more seriously now, but I doubt it. The NRA Lobby is just too powerful. Naturally, it’s a big part of the TeaParty, so maybe if they disappear, the NRA will finally be seen as the racist, terrorist group they truly are and lose some of their influence. We can only hope.

Willard Romney and Mormon Nepotism: A Las Vegas Connection

As one who is free from religious encumbrances, a statement about my country that includes “god” defies the principles this nation was founded on. I find it highly offensive one of our candidates running for president, Willard Romney has said the following: “Almost all Americans live for a purpose greater than ourselves. Our heritage of religious faith and tolerance has importantly shaped who we have become as a people. We must continue to welcome faith into the public square and allow it to flourish. Our government should respect religious values, not silence them. We will always pledge our allegiance to a nation that is under God.”. Not me, Willard. I live for this life and do what I do not for some eternal salvation, but because it’s what I feel is ethical and moral.

Mormons’ primary motivation is eternal salvation and eventual “godhood on their own planet.’ Mormon men want to become God the Fathers, and, in Mormonism, God the Father is an exalted white man who, along with multiple wives, sometimes “steps down from His throne” to have sex with a spirit-daughter, to produce a Savior for a fallen world he has created. I’m convinced the Mormons are nothing like any group we’ve seen previously and will be a danger to the social progress this nation has made in the last century.

They are a powerful group that controls a lot more than you can imagine. Nepotism is one of the ugly virtues of Mormons and will manifest itself to a degree never seen in this country. I live in Las Vegas, which has one of the largest concentrations of LDS outside of Utah, where Mormons own a stunning number of businesses and are in control of the government. Most are unbelievably anti-union and generally hire from within their own LDS ranks.

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Most people don’t know Las Vegas was financed by Mormon owned banks . Mormon banks financed Mob-owned hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. (Bank of Las Vegas.) (Mormon church made millions in tithing.). They control most municipal offices and are in charge of all conventions through the Mormon-owned company Global Exposition Services. Interviewing a non-Mormon general contractor who has worked for the corporation GES, I learned the extent of their influence.

“The Mormons run things at GES and have for many years now. If you are Mormon you can pretty much do whatever you want and get away with it. They are the first to be promoted. They have a different set of rules for Mormons, and they are protected. If you say anything against the Mormon, they will make life miserable for you.”

Willard has a close relationship with Israeli PM, Bibi Netanyahu and another prominent Israeli, his financier, Sheldon Adelson. Both are right wingers with very anti-union, war-mongering world views. In Las Vegas, Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corporation is widely known for its anti-union efforts. Just like Adelson, Mormonism too has a long history persecuting unions.

Utah was the epicenter of the mining industry and in the days of the wild west, the mining industry was largely controlled by Mormons. They regarded unions as destructive of social order. Because unions in order to obtain collective bargaining, in order for any effort of benefit for workers to be successful, they used the threat of the strike or an actual strike. This went against their supposed virtue of industriousness, so obedience from workers was compulsory. They demand that today, like Adelson and his empire of neo-con tyrants.

There is a close tie between Israel and the Mormons. Willard Romney is, of course, a model Mormon graduate of BYU in Provo, Utah. Did you know there’s a Brigham Young University in Jerusalem as well?

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BYU Jerusalem

The existence of BYU Jerusalem actually makes perfect sense. Mormonism is the fastest growing religion in the world and it seeks membership and influence around the globe. Romney was pals with Netanyahu back in 1976 where they shared office space on the same floor in Boston
That shared experience decades ago led to a warm friendship, little known to outsiders, that is now rich with political intrigue: Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, is making the case for military action against Iran; and Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, is attacking the Obama administration for not supporting Netanyahu more robustly. Why not war, Willard? It’s not as if you’ll send one of your own children. You’ll send those pesky, poor minorities out onto the front lines to do your bidding.

We already have a government highly populated by Mormon CIA agents and so many Western U.S. states are controlled by these zealots, if Willard is elected, we will be dominated by the Mormons and their misogynistic, racist theology. Women’s rights will be a thing of the past and Roe v Wade will be overturned. Not to mention the worst possibilities: War with Iran and the dissolution of all unions. This is a terrifying future indeed! Willard Romney must be stopped. We can’t afford a president who is loyal to his LDS faith first and the American people always second! It may just be the death of all of us, only to be posthumously baptized into Mormonism. Ugh!

The Silent Superpower Behind Our Media

This Sunday I had to switch off the television as I saw Republican Congressman Darrell Issa as a featured panel member on Meet The Press. This self proclaimed ex-car thief, arsonist and wielder of guns had an opinion that someone actually valued? David Gregory had on his panel of “experts” the man responsible for the all-male panel which grilled Sandra Fluke about contraception while failing to consult a single female expert? He’s done absolutely nothing to help create jobs and is launching a witch hunt to try to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents he is forbidden by law to release. It’s insane and I’m completely disgusted.

Contrary to what many who know me might argue, I’m not crazy. The Sunday talk show circuit is largely white, male AND Republican. Here’s a chart from Moveon.org.

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So I looked into who owns the media. I mean the real players behind the scenes. I found a comprehensive list of media ownership. These are the top 20 media outlets. Only numbers 18 and 19 are NOT members on the Council on Foreign Relations. (CFR) They are:

1. Time Warner Inc.
2. Walt Disney Company
3. Viacom Inc.
4. News Corporation
5. CBS Corporation
6. Cox Enterprises
7. NBC Universal
8. Gannett Company, Inc.
9. Clear Channel Communications Inc.
10. Advance Publications, Inc.
11. Tribune Company
12. McGraw-Hill Companies
13. Hearst Corporation
14. Washington Post Company
15. The New York Times Company
16. E.W. Scripps Co.
17. McClatchy Company
18. Thomson Corporation
19. Freedom Communications, Inc.
20. A&E Television Networks

I’ve heard of the CFR before, but had no idea of the scope of their influence. It’s quite a powerful conglomerate of people and multi-national corporations. The most insidious characteristic they have is their common goal of centralizing and merging everything into gigantic international mega-corporations. They are the proponents of a central banking system which Thomas Jefferson was firmly opposed to. “The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution…if the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” Does that not describe the situation in America today? With the unmistakable power these corporations and their financiers wield, it seems his prediction has come to pass.

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War Criminal Donald Rumsfeld Speaks at the CFR

According to the aforementioned article, “Most influential politicians, academics and media personalities are members, and it uses its influence to infiltrate the New World Order into American life. Its’ “experts” write scholarly pieces to be used in decision making, the academics expound on the wisdom of a united world, and the media members disseminate the message”. Ah, so that’s it, a New World Order. The New World Order, is a term we first heard, coincidentally on September 11, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. Really GOP? 9/11 again?

With all these humongous mergers, it’s easy to see how easily we are manipulated by what’s deemed as newsworthy. We truly can’t control the media ourselves. It’s definitely NOT LIBERAL. Why do you think Joe Scarborough gets three full hours every day on Morning Joe on MSNBC? Perhaps because the MS in MSNBC stands for Microsoft, Bill Gate’s Microsoft donated 2.4 million in 2000 to get George W Bush elected. Et tu Bill Gates? We are totally screwed. I’m going to watch cartoons.