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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Texas GOP Targets Medicaid and Education… Refuses to Raise Taxes on Fat Cat Plutocrats

Filed under: politics,USA — 01varvara @ 00.00

Original design by Michael Martinez… keep on keepin’ on… “shall you swallow a kopeck’s worth?” You have… and you know it ain’t easy… shall you take my hand?


Read this:


This is the Tea Party in action. Massive cuts in healthcare access for the poor and draconian cuts in education are going to finance tax breaks for plutocrats. We have an emergency… there’s no other alternative but to raise taxes for the rich to New Deal levels. The rich didn’t disappear during the New Deal. FDR made them pay their fair share… and that continued until 1980. In 1980, the richest one percent of the population held 9 percent of the total wealth; today, that figure is 24 percent. Wingnut commentators such as Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin rant about “income redistribution”… yes, indeed, there has been such. There has been a massive shift of the national wealth from moderate-income families to the richest one percent. Limbaugh, Palin, Beck, Coulter, et al all praise this development. For instance, Rush Limbaugh earns over 4.5 million dollars (135.23 million Roubles 3.34 million Euros 2.83 million UK Pounds) a month. I’d say that such an income for the year would be more than adequate for any family. In fact, had the 1980 distribution of wealth obtained today, Mr Limbaugh would probably be making “only” 4.5 million dollars a year instead of making that in a month. Can you see why he and the other members of the wingnut commentariat defend the present economic structure with the utmost tenacity?

There’s been another aspect to the economic crisis that none of the pundits is covering. That is, states such as California, New York, and Illinois are receiving far less back from the feds than they pay out in federal taxes… states such as Massachusetts are subsidising states such as Florida and Texas. If this subsidy weren’t in place, these states wouldn’t be able to offer sweetheart deals to businesses to get them to relocate. The Sunbelt states would have to raise their own money… that’d be difficult for them as their transportation costs (the states are physically larger, they require more roads to tie them together) and energy costs (due to the necessity to air condition facilities for most of the year) are significantly higher than in the Northeast and Pacific Coast. However, one can see that the supposed superiority of “deregulation” rests upon the ability of “conservative” parasite states to extort subsidies from “liberal” milch cow states.

Another reason is that the southern states such as Texas, in particular, are parsimonious with public services. One reason, clearly, is racism. The poor are stigmatised as “niggers”, “spics”, and “poor white trash”. Note well that the first resort of the Texas Republicans was to cut education and healthcare services. They didn’t say, “Well, we need to raise a little more money this year to pay for services, we’ll put a 15 percent surcharge on the taxes of those who make over a million dollars (30.05 million Roubles 742,000 Euros 629,000 UK Pounds) a year”. That would probably do it, but do observe that they refuse to do it. Republican governments spending as if they were drunken sailors caused the present economic depression… they cut taxes at the same time that they raised expenditures. The only recent federal government to have a surplus was run by… a “liberal” Democrat!

Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Anne Coulter, and all the rest of them stamp on the faces of the most helpless amongst us with their hob-nailed boots (but they have smiley-faces painted on the soles!)… think of a “nice” Mormon CIA operative torturing a prisoner in a secret Eastern European gaol. This is called “sanity”. This is called “Christianity”. This is called the “Free Market”. Above all, it’s “Democracy”. Excuse me whilst I hurl… am the only one sickened by all of this? I think not… but we have to stand up and be “loud n’ proud” about it! They won’t listen any other way. What’s being done in Texas is what the GOP wants to do in the rest of the country.

We CAN halt them… but only if are willing to pay the price. I can testify that it isn’t pleasant at all… it can be very nasty and painful, indeed. “Shall you swallow a kopeck’s worth?” I have… you’re still alive afterwards…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 20 January 2011

Albany NY


Fathausen Visits MDA… Odd… Archbishop Yevgeni and Aleksei Ilyich were “Missing in Action”

Archbishop Yevgeni Reshetnikov of Verey (1957- ), the Rector of the MDA since 1995… he was NOT on hand to greet Paffhausen. That’s NOT done in protocol for a legitimate First Hierarch… oh, Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine was the Rector of the MDA in 1973-82… he was the youngest member of Rotov’s troika of Rediger, Denisenko, and Sabodan… interesting, no?


Read this:


Like most of the material posted on El Gordo, it’s from the Wonder’s propaganda mill. Here’s the image posted with the article in its original resolution:

There’s an interesting wrinkle about Bishop Aleksandr Agrikov of Dmitrov, who accompanied Fathausen to the MDA. At his episcopal consecration in 2001, two of the hierarchs participating were Herman Swaiko and Seraphim Storheim. Do you smell what I smell? Rather sulphurous, no? What’s important is who was missing… Archbishop Yevgeni Reshetnikov of Verey (the same title, “of Verey”, was held by St Hilarion Troitsky the New Martyr), the Rector of the MDA, took a powder and Aleksei Ilyich Osipov, the most influential professor emeritus, took French leave, too. First Hierarchs are NOT met by vice rectors. In short, the Blunder arranged a meeting with his coterie at the MDA. This is truly “passing strange”… and it gets stranger by the day. Oh, well… I report what’s there. There’s nothing up on the oca.org website on this as of 18.40 EST (what else is there to expect from Slacker Matusiak?). What’s even more interesting is that Mark Stokoe has been MIA since 22 December… is he dead? Is he sick? Is he in a blue funk over the unravelling of his dream? There’s no evidence, so, your SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess) is as good mine is! Keep the bottle handy… El Gordo has one more full day in the rodina. What rabbit shall the Blunder pull out of the hat for him? Stay tuned… same bat time, same bat station. It bids fair to be “interesting”…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 20 January 2011

Albany NY

Romanov Pretenders believe that Lenin and Sverdlov were Involved in the Execution of Nikolai II

Filed under: history,Revolution/Civil War,Romanovs,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

The Romanov pretenders don’t believe the conclusion of the RF SKP that there’s no evidence that the execution of Tsar Nikolai II and his family was on the direct orders of Soviet leaders such as Vladimir Lenin and Yakov Sverdlov. “We believe that there’s much evidence”, Aleksandr Zakatov, the Director of the Office of the House of Romanov, told Interfax on Thursday. He explained that the memoirs of Leon Trotsky and those of other Bolshevik leaders contain evidence that Sverdlov and Lenin directly ordered the execution of the tsar’s family. “We must restore the full picture. A number of documents remain classified. The inventory of the items in Lenin’s office, made after his death, hasn’t been declassified. There’s no basis for their remaining secret”, he said, saying, “Our modern state isn’t Bolshevik”. Vladimir Solovyov, the head of the SKP investigation into the murder case concerning Nikolai II and his family, told Interfax this week that the investigation found no evidence that Lenin and Sverdlov directly ordered the execution of the tsar’s family. “As far as I know, none of the researchers found any such document”, he said. According to the findings of the investigators, the Ural Soviet, which was the highest Soviet governmental body in the region, ordered the execution of Nikolai II, his family, and his entourage; it had authority over Perm, Yekaterinburg, Vyatka, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, and Orenburg Guberniyas.

20 January 2011



Editor’s Note:

Maria Vladimirovna is having a hissy fit. Well… she’s NOT the tsaritsa… she’s the pretender to the throne, something else completely. The SKP RF had access to all documentation, including classified data. Memoirs aren’t considered primary source documentation… they are often useful confirmatory sources, but they’re not the same as an actual government document. The available documentation clears Lenin and Sverdlov… and this displeases Maria Vladimirovna and her minions. Let’s be clear… the situation around Yekaterinburg in July 1918 was fluid and the Ural Soviet often was cut off from communication with Moscow. The White forces were threatening Yekaterinburg, so, the local honchos lost their heads and ordered the killing. Indeed, Yekaterinburg did fall to Admiral Kolchak’s forces soon after. Lenin was many things, but he wasn’t a fool. I believe that he was holding the tsar and his family for ransom… but events intervened, the locals panicked, and they shot their captives out of hand, for fear that the Whites would liberate them. That’s what I believe, based on what I’ve read of the affair… I agree with Vladimir Nikolaevich… the documents clear Lenin and the other top Reds from directly ordering the killing.

I believe that Patriarch Kirill is going to “legitimate” the remains in Petersburg as the relics of the Royal Martyrs. It’s clear that the remains were originally buried at Ganina Yama, then, reburied at the location that they where found many years later. To be blunt, both PM Putin and Patriarch Kirill want to close this chapter in Russian history fittingly and definitively. The records clear Lenin and Sverdlov, they didn’t order the murder of the martyrs… like it or not, Vladimir Ilyich was NOT the killer of the tsar. In the end, the Church will accept the remains buried at the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul, and the state will accept that Ganina Yama was the first burial site of the martyrs. Let the martyrs rest in peace… let their memories be eternal… it’s time to bury the passions of the Civil War and embark on building a new Russian space using the best from both our White and Red legacies. It’s our heritage, after all… I embrace it all fully, what about you?


Rebecca Mansour is a Cowardly Punk… and a Bad Christian Besides

Filed under: politics,USA — 01varvara @ 00.00

The Russian Market: Satan Reigns There

Vasili Ostrovsky


THIS is what Rebecca Mansour defends… any questions?


Rebecca Mansour opposes the following:

The globalised organisation of work, profiting from the extreme privation of developing peoples, often entails grave situations that mock the elementary demands of human dignity.

His Holiness John Paul II Wojtyła, Pope of Rome and Patriarch of the West


Despite all of that, I hope and believe that our great country and its hardworking people will overcome all the adversity now facing us. The Nativity “has shown to the world the light of wisdom”, it’s another reminder of the evangelical admonition that we all need to work together. If we draw upon the ancient traditions of our people, it would help us to build up the ideals of labour, social justice, and brotherhood; it would help us to achieve a decent life, peace, and happiness for each and every one of us.

Gennady Zyuganov

Head of the Communist faction in the RF Gosduma

Chairman of the KPRF Central Committee


It is necessary to work with greater commitment at all levels so that the right to health is rendered effective, favouring access to primary health care. Health justice should be among the priorities of governments and international institutions. The social doctrine of the Church has always evidenced the importance of distributive justice and of social justice in the different sectors of human relations.

His Holiness Benedict XVI Ratzinger, Pope of Rome and Patriarch of the West


The modern economy is built largely on fraud; it creates money out of thin air. [Money is] a token of human labour and of our God-given resources, such as coal, ore, and oil, along with our intelligence, physical labour, culture, and spirituality. [However,] every company produces its own money in the form of shares, which is passed onto the secondary market, becoming not just simple securities; they are traded and used as items of speculation. If these mere phantasms earn billions, not even backed by labour or real capital, then, how can such an economy exist? Who is going to pay for all of this? Why, the simple worker [is going to], who produces the value behind all of this bubble. [We need] a fair economic system where money and capital are equivalent and are the expression of real work.

His Holiness Kirill Gundyaev, Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias


Read this:


Note this:

Mansour does all this from behind the curtain. She tweets as RAMansour and doesn’t share a photo; her profile picture is of an ancient coin.

That is, she’s a cowardly punk. I post my actual photo and sign my full name to all of my original work. That means that the mean-spirited and nasty-minded can “Google” me and try to do their best to discredit me by posting dirt. So be it… that’s the price of honesty. Rebecca… you’re not honest… you’re a coward who refuses to face the music. I speak from experience… my opponents air everything they can in an effort to discredit my writing. Either show the same courage… or be exposed as a childish and mewling poseur.

Note this, too:

If you’re a batsnot crazy Trig Truther loon, don’t call me by my 1st name as if we’re on a 1st name basis.

I kid you not… it’s what she wrote. It’s illiterate, it’s juvenile, and it makes all neoliberals look as though they’re gibbering idiots given access to a Blackberry. Besides that, Ms Mansour is either Catholic or Orthodox… I’ve got NEWS for you, dear… the leaders of both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches CONDEMN laissez faire Neoliberal Free Market Capitalism in no uncertain terms. Do attend to the quotes at the head of the page and look at the poster by the Russian artist. In any case, what are you doing associating yourself with a Sectarian scummer like Sarah Palin? Pentecostalists aren’t Christians (they only arose in 1901, and the Assemblies of God didn’t pop out of the hat until 1914 in Springfield MO… that’s not the upper room in Jerusalem in AD 33, is it?). As a Catholic or Orthodox Christian, you should go to confession for associating yourself knowingly with such theomachistic phonies and their godless impostures.

Note well that Rebecca Mansour thinks that it’s hunky-dory to savage others, but she refuses to sign her full name or post her photo. Your slip is showing, dear… attend to it. I may only be a “Commie Zombie”, I may only be a “pinko fellow traveller” of Gennady Andreyevich, but I’ve the guts to sign my full name and post my photo. What’s your excuse, Rebecca?

Let’s end with a quote:

¡¿Por qué no te callas?!

Why don’t you just shut up!?

His Most Catholic Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 20 January 2011

Albany NY

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