Fear and Loathing this Election Cycle!

By Alberto Pupo

Last night’s Presidential debate, was an exercise in futility. This is the culmination of almost two decades now of a country which has been soaking up Reality tv, combined with a never-ending war of error. Now after last night it is clear that this election cycle is an 14264908_1219415344798946_1590424831154924402_nunmitigated disaster and we the people have let it get to this point.

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton is a gift handed to us by the 1% that runs this Nation. Because it is a long running joke among the “elite” that Americans only want to engage in their viewing of the Bachelorette, Dances With Stars, Survivor, etc. That the game of politics is something that they have no time for. Going on Continue reading

Enter the New Monarchs!

By Alberto Pupo

All Hail the new monarchs! History has a strange way of repeating itself, and as the 2016 Presidential Primaries are coming to a close, it seems like we have arrived full circle at such a moment. Already Donald Trump has been the new monarch, with all his ego and bluster, it is obvious he wants to rule the United States as King. However… every king needs his queen? Last night marked the final round of Democratic Primaries. A night trumpClintonwhich has been declared “historic” by a slavish Corporate Media that is practically wetting itself with the prospects. It has been a long time. We come full circle, a Country that was founded on a Revolution to depose a monarch. Now finds itself choosing between two.

These primaries have been a Continue reading

Do Not Give in to the Fear in 2016…

By Alberto Pupo

The new year has arrived. After a long drawn out orgy of polls and Trump madness, this year an ultimate decision will be made as the Obama era comes to a close and we begin anew with a blank slate. The choices this year are interesting because for the first time in forever? (Don’t sue me Disney), the Progressives of America finally have a legitimate 12230914_1651822955086556_1989907803_ncandidate who wants to serve the people for a change. However all is not rosy as there are still pockets resistant to change and a “safe candidate” standing in the way of true positive change coming to America.

Bernie Sanders must prevail. Some way somehow the United States cannot afford to allow the golden opportunity to slip away.   If things go well at the ballot box we have the possibility to have a Middle Class resurgence in America. With a resurgent Middle Class (while this will not herald the end of inequality), it will be a shift in the right direction after Continue reading

ISIS, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

By Alberto Pupo

The Muslims are coming quick hide behind the Donald’s wall!   It started in Paris and really picked up steam in Cali, What was once just  a varsity league Al Queda” has now become a bonafide threat… the Country is in Defcon 6 and the Neo Crusaders are chomping at the bit to invade the Holy Land for more crude. Meanwhile the Media is engaging in what they U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sarasota, Floridado best fear mongering and polls about how we have been fear mongered? Is this the new normal in America? To see a Caliphate underneath every bed? Meanwhile America crumbles and Corporations continue to their own brand of domestic terrorism.

Nothing creates a Fascist like a Continue reading

GOP Debate or Funeral?

By Alberto Pupo

The show is officially underway. The GOP debate kicked with a bang. In a stage with 10 men there was not a single valid idea. As each man involved tried to pander to a different segment of the base. This debate however did prove that the Republican party is not a rising force, but it is a party that is clearly going the way of the Whigs right into extinction.

 

The debate was full of bluster and Hilary bashing. Among the verbal fireworks the substance of any sort of coherent governing policy was lost amidst the sea of bragging and vague promises. Conservatism as a philosophy inherently demands that nothing changes therefore we continue to get a retread of tired ideas sometimes interrupted by the dead_gopnaive and contradictory talk of the non-politicos in this case Ben Carson and Donald Trump. The average American however was hard pressed to find any new ideas or policies that may actually prove to be helpful. As a party though it is clear that the unity which is a Republican characteristic was not evident in any sort of coherent party plank and this can prove to be fatal in a general election.

 

Pundits will try to declare winners, but on this evening there were no winners but instead degrees of losers. Which individual managed to have the most credible responses to Continue reading

From Indicted to President?

By Alberto Pupo

Should the indicted run for office? Rick Perry has entered the fray. The man famously known for not knowing which government agency he would abolish, and who has been going through a bit of “legal trouble” has officially entered the presidential race. While this entry into the race does not come to a surprise to many the fact that he is currently still trying to fight an indictment is a bit shocking. How can a Nation that is supposed to be a8-19-2014-james-richard-perry-booking-photo model for the world allow an candidate not just run for political office but to run for the Presidency of the United States? What happened to morality and the rule of law? Does this not apply evenly?

 

Rick Perry is still under indictment and this is a fact. However despite this he is still running for office. The incredible thing is that most of the corporate media seems to be mum on this inconvenient truth. Yet this is something that the people of this Nation should be hammering on him a lot harder. If any minority in this nation would even consider running for dog catcher they would be immediately disqualified from pursuing any form of elected office. Yet how is rick Perry justified in even making this attempt? The savvy Conservative will off course scream Continue reading

Clown Show 2016!

By Alberto Pupo

The circus is coming in 2016. The mad dash to hop into the Post-Obama world is already turning into a mad scramble (especially in the Republican circles). Already thousands of inane conservative candidates, and Koch buddies are leaping and running at the chance. Meanwhile even Mitt threatened another run but was short lived as the realization that he will not be able to successfully portray himself as “mother Teresa”. Yet even without Romney 2016 is shaping itself to be a fantastic clown like atmosphere.

 

Palin is back! (and no not the one of Monty Python acclaim) the Empress of Wasilla is Circus1flirting with a run to add to the list of the mentally unstable who are running. Right now this mad menagerie is struggling to find money, (most of them will be bowing to the Kochs soon enough).Yet one thing is abundantly clear this new crop of rabblerousers is heavy on the flash and soundbite, but lacking in the substantive. Instead of policy ideas, and methods of perhaps moving America forward, we are simply getting vapid statements which are yielding nothing. In this field of forward, looking brilliant philosophers not a single valid policy idea has been presented. Instead we simply get the same refrain of moving into the “Post-Obama world” yet there is not a Continue reading

Draft Ben Carson in 2016?



By Alberto Pupo

Gifted Hands, yet politically ignorant. In an effort to tout diversity (and insult every African American in the process). The Republican Party is desperately trying to paint it’s white shiny face black! Since 2008 and the election of the first  President with a background other Caucasian, the dying Republican elephant has been trying to showcase diversity.
Yet this latest call to “draft Ben Carson” betrays a couple of things. Firstly that the Conservative Movement does not understanding a thing about embracing diversity . Secondly that the The Conservative Movement is  desperate.

 

The Conservative outreach movement started during the George W. Bush era, when in order to show some sort of diversity they placed African Americans like Condelezza Rice and Colin Powell. Through the inclusion of these individuals in high level positions within the Administration, Republicans felt that they should receive in return the African Continue reading

Disregard for Civil Liberties= Rand Paul Presidency?

By Alberto Pupo

Blowback! Actions being taken that create unintended consequences. The current trend has been to wantonly disregard Civil Liberties on all fronts. The Obama Administration has followed in the steps of the Bush Administration by embracing the world of cloak and dagger, NSA spying, Drones, The Patriot Act. By taking this course and embracing the National Security state the Obama Administration finds itself at odds with anyone who firmly believes in the idea of preserving civil liberties. That being said the Administration which happens to be a Democrat Administration in taking the actions it is taking is actually paving the path for something which would seem incredible but can happen., A Rand Paul Presidency. Continue reading

Tea Party vs. GOP Round 1?

 

By Alberto Pupo

Tomorrow is the State of the Union Address. President Obama lays out what will be happening for his second term. However this will be but a sideshow to the beginning of a massive Civil War.  In an attempt to upstage the President, GOP luminary, rising star and New Messiah? will be going head to head versus Ayn Rand  thumping, Tea Party Savior in Rand Paul.  Yes the Cuban Jesus versus the Prodigal Son! The two rebuttal speeches will be important not because of its content (which will certainly be lacking), but because it will be the Continue reading