Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Desesperado y Abatido

Me he vuelto completamente desesperado y abatido cuando se trata, el estado y la política y los políticos federales locales. Me gusta muchísimo, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, y casi todos los demás candidatos a la presidencia (a ambos lados del pasillo).

Realmente no me gusta la política de cualquiera de nuestros políticos locales en Somerset (incluyendo los tres ediles y los muchos políticos en los consejos escolares) y yo detesto la política de Patricia Haddad, Michael Rodrigues, Joe Kennedy, Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren, y Barack Hussein Obama. Ninguna de estas personas yo o mis intereses como un americano representan. Nunca voté por ninguno de ellos. Todos estos hacks políticos son grandes estadistas del gobierno y su único objetivo es el crecer el tamaño del gobierno de manera exponencial y violan los principios de la Constitución de Estados Unidos. Si usted no reconoce esto, así que no está prestando atención.

Desde los estadounidenses pronto se hablar y escribir en español, he decidido publicar esto en español como nueva lengua de América.

~ Zaratustra

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Homage to Me...That Individual!

I would like to pay homage to me.  I am an individual; that individual!  I, too, was born naked into this circus of biological life as singular human being, encapsulated by skin, with my own reason, passion, and logic.  I, too, am subjugated by the state, which steals much of me for the benefit of others.  I, too, have broken the chains of religion from myself in a holy protest to de-subjugate myself from something.  I, too, know that silence will soon descend on me; a noisy, living, life-thirsty individual.  I know I shall die and that my biological self will perish in the future and I shall cease to be that individual!  So, I shall pay homage to me, the only me that exists, had ever existed, or will exist.  

Some of my recent Nietzsche reading is included below and highlighted in yellow in what I find tremendous to pay homage to me.....that individual!

~Zarathustra

From Untimely Meditations; Schopenhauer as Educator:

The Challenge of Every Great Philosophy -- "A traveler who had seen many countries and peoples and several continents was asked what human traits he had found everywhere; and he answered: men are inclined to laziness. Some will feel that he might have said with greater justice: they are all timorous. They hide behind customs and opinions. At bottom, every human being knows very well that he is in this world just once, as something unique, and that no accident, however strange, will throw together a second time into a unity such a curious and diffuse plurality: he knows it, but hides it like a bad conscience -- why? From fear of his neighbor who insists on convention and veils himself with it. But what is it that compels the individual human being to fear his neighbor, to think and act herd-fashion, and not to be glad of himself? A sense of shame, perhaps, in a few rare cases. In the vast majority it is the desire for comfort, inertia -- in short, that inclination to laziness of which the traveler spoke. He is right: men are even lazier than they are timorous, and what they fear most is the troubles with which any unconditional honesty and nudity would burden them. Only artists hate this slovenly life in borrowed manners and loosely fitting opinions and unveil the secret, everybody's bad conscience, the principle that every human being is a unique wonder; they dare to show us the human being as he is, down to the last muscle, himself and himself alone -- even more, that in this rigorous consistency of his uniqueness he is beautiful and worth contemplating, as novel and incredible as every work of nature, and by no means dull. When a great thinker despises men, it is their laziness that he despises: for it is on account of this that they have the appearance of factory products and seem indifferent and unworthy of companionship or instruction. The human being who does not wish to belong to the mass must merely cease being comfortable with himself; let him follow his conscience which shouts at him: 'Be yourself! What you are at present doing, opining, and desiring, that is not really you.'. . .

"I care for a philosopher only to the extent that he is able to be an example...Kant clung to the university, subjected himself to governments, remained within the appearance of religious faith, and endured colleagues and students: it is small wonder that his example produced in the main university professors and professors' philosophy. Schopenhauer has no consideration for the scholars' caste, stands apart, strives for independence of state and society -- this is his example, his model, to begin with the most external features...He was an out and out solitary; there was not one really congenial friend to comfort him -- and between one and none there gapes, as always between something and nothing, an infinity. No one who has true friends can know what true solitude means, even if the whole world surrounding him should consist of adversaries. Alas, I can see that you do not know what it means to be alone. Wherever there have been powerful societies, governments, religions, or public opinions -- in short, wherever there was any kind of tyranny, it has hated the lonely philosopher; for philosophy opens up a refuge for man where no tyranny can reach: the cave of inwardness, the labyrinth of the breast; and that annoys all tyrants. That is where the lonely hide; but there too they encounter their greatest danger...


From The Dawn, § 173:  

The eulogists of work -- Behind the glorification of “work” and the tireless talk of the “blessings of work” I find the same thought as behind the praise of impersonal activity for the public benefit: the fear of everything individual. At bottom, one now feels when confronted with work—and what is invariably meant is relentless industry from early till late—that such work is the best policy, that it keeps everybody in harness and powerfully obstructs the development of reason, of covetousness, of the desire for independence. For it uses up a tremendous amount of nervous energy and takes it away from reflection, brooding, dreaming, worry, love and hatred; it always sets a small goal before one’s eyes and permits easy and regular satisfactions. In that way a society in which the members continually work hard will have more security: and security is now adored as the supreme goddess. And now—horrors!—it is precisely the “worker” who has become dangerous. “Dangerous individuals are swarming all around. And behind them, the danger of dangers: the individual.

From The Gay Science, § 283:

Preparatory human beings --  I welcome all signs that a more virile, warlike age is about to begin, which will restore honor to courage above all. For this age shall prepare the way for one yet higher, and it shall gather the strength that this higher age will require some day - the age that will carry heroism into the search for knowledge and that will wage wars for the sake of ideas and their consequences. To this end we now need many preparatory courageous human beings who cannot very well leap out of nothing, any more than out of the sand and slime of present-day civilization and metropolitanism - human beings who know how to be silent, lonely, resolute, and content and constant in invisible activities; human beings who are bent on seeking in all things for what in them must be overcome; human beings distinguished as much by cheerfulness. patience, unpretentiousness, and contempt for all great vanities as by magnanimity in victory and forbearance regarding the small vanities of the vanquished; human beings whose judgment concerning all victors and the share of chance in every victory and fame is sharp and free; human beings with their own festivals, their own working days, and their own periods of mourning, accustomed to command with assurance but instantly ready to obey when that is called for - equally proud, equally serving their own cause in both cases; more endangered human beings, more fruitful human beings, happier beings! For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships into uncharted seas! Live at war with your peers and yourselves! Be robbers and conquerors as long as you cannot be rulers and possessors, you seekers of knowledge! Soon the age will be past when you could be content to live hidden in forests like shy deer. At long last the search for knowledge will reach out for its due; it will want to rule and possess, and you with it!

From The Gay Science, § 290:

One thing is needful -- To "give style" to one’s character-- a great and rare art! It is practiced by those who survey all the strengths and weaknesses of their nature and then fit them into an artistic plan until every one of them appears as art and reason and even weaknesses delight the eye. Here a large mass of second nature has been added; there a piece of original nature has been removed -- both times through long practice and daily work at it. Here the ugly that could not be removed is concealed; there it has been reinterpreted and made sublime. Much that is vague and resisted shaping has been saved and exploited for distant views; it is meant to beckon toward the far and immeasurable. In the end, when the work is finished, it becomes evident how the constraint of a single taste governed and formed everything large and small. Whether this taste was good or bad is less important than one might suppose, if only it was a single taste!

It will be the strong and domineering natures that enjoy their finest gaiety in such constraint and perfection under a law of their own; the passion of their tremendous will relaxes in the face of all stylized nature, of all conquered and serving nature. Even when they have to build palaces and design gardens they demur at giving nature freedom.

Conversely, it is the weak characters without power over themselves that hate the constraint of style. They feel that if this bitter and evil constraint were imposed upon them they would be demeaned; they become slaves as soon as they serve; they hate to serve. Such spirits -- and they may be of the first rank -- are always out to shape and interpret their environment as free nature: wild, arbitrary, fantastic, disorderly, and surprising. And they are well advised because it is only in this way that they can give pleasure to themselves. For one thing is needful: that a human being should attain satisfaction with himself, whether it be by means of this or that poetry or art; only then is a human being at all tolerable to behold. Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge, and we others will be his victims, if only by having to endure his ugly sight. For the sight of what is ugly makes one bad and gloomy.


From The Gay Science, § 273-275:

Whom do you call bad? -- Those who always want to put to shame.

What do you consider most humane? -- To spare someone shame.

What is the seal of liberation? -- No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Eternal Chaos

Can you imagine being created by a god that loves you, provided that you believe in him and worship him, and who turns an evil eye upon anyone who does not believe in him or worship him?  A god that offers humanity an 'if-then' ultimatum like: if god loves you, you must love god...if you do X, then god will reward [punish] you with Y...if you worship god, god will reward [punish] you after death (but not before your last breath).  What of this powerful, overpowering being who so much enjoys eternal revenge on the very things he created? This god is so omnipotent that nobody could harm him, except everything seems to harm his feelings. This omniscient god could not see it coming?  This omnipotent god cannot force submission of the will and subordination of the individual?

Eternal chaos is what the universe is:  a total lack of order, arrangement, form, beauty, wisdom, truth, good, and evil.  This universe is neither beautiful nor ugly and it does not wish to become any of these things.  None of humanity's aesthetic and moral judgments apply to the universe.  The universe follows no instinct of self-preservation and does not observe or follow any laws or rules.  There are no laws of nature.  There are only necessities of what is and what is not.  There is nobody that commands, there is nobody that obeys, and nobody that sins.  There is no good and no evil.  There is no purpose and no grand design. Pardon me, but eternal chaos is what the universe is.

Why do we allow our minds to be darkened by religion?  Mankind's anthropomorphic applications of good and evil and aesthetics do not apply to this universe.  What a phantasm of the mind's eye that puts man above nature as if we were something special, as if we were outside of the natural world.  What is truly needed is a de-deification of nature and mankind so that humanity can rejoin and reintegrate into nature once and for all...it is where we belong...

~Zarathustra

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Skeptic Speaks

The Skeptic Speaks

Half of your life is done,
The hand moves on, you feel a sudden chill.
You have roamed long, and run,
And sought, and found not -- why this sudden frill?

Half of your life is done,
And it was pain and error through and through:
Why do you still seek on?
Precisely this I seek: The reason why!

Ecce Homo

Yes, I know from where I came!
Ever hungry like a flame,
I consume myself and glow.
Light grows all that I conceive,
Ashes everything I leave:
Flame I am assuredly.

The above poems are from Friedrich Nietzsche's "Joke, Cunning, and Revenge" appearing before Book One in The Gay Science (1882).  I now recall Socrates' adage: "The unexamined life is not worth living".

More than half my life is done as I march on-wards toward the inevitable ending and final breath.  Time is not resting for me.  Perhaps time only exists in my mind, yet it is unrelenting and the greatest weight....gravity.  I have sought and also found nothing.  I am still looking for the reason why.  I am a seeker and perhaps a wanderer, but I am assuredly not a finder. Am I a flame?  Do I seek and destroy all that was given to me as eternal truths? Do I leave ashes behind me (maybe they were already ashes when I encountered them)?  It is pain and error through and through...it is absurd...it is the greatest weight.

But still I seek on...

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

There Are No Christians

To be a Christian is to be a singular person before God; completely lonely and persecuted in society. A Christian was meant to be a militant, poor, suffering, hungry, protesting minority that followed the teachings of Christ every second of the day and night without question (on faith alone) until death.  A Christian was to emulate Christ's life in the heart and soul of a singular person; it was meant to be a private affair of the heart as the Kingdom of God was within you and nowhere else.  A true Christian stripped themselves of all worldly possessions and dedicated one's entire life to the love and service of one's neighbor, to the sick, and to the poor.  A true Christian owns nothing, possesses nothing, and eats only to sustain life in a minimal sense.  A true Christian is not proud, is humble, and denies himself of all worldly things and concerns in service of God.  A true Christian is without a Church and without a place of worship as the Kingdom of Heaven resides within his singular being, within the singular individual, and not elsewhere....

I maintain there are no Christians on this earth....

Since many are claiming to be Christians (with billions worldwide making this proclamation), Christianity as it is described above, has ceased to exist.  The Catholic Church is and has always been a travesty to Christianity. To be a Christian is no longer what it was meant to be.  It is watered down to such a thin trickle of public opinion and complacency that the Church has succeeded in abolishing Christianity in the name of Christianity and for the sake of Christianity. Christianity is now reduced to an absurd Sunday morning pagan ritual of pretend cannibalism and blood drinking and the recitation of ancient creeds. Christianity is reduced to paganism and is really nothing more than pagan ritualism in the crudest sense.  That singular person before God does not exist.

I maintain there are no Christians on this earth....

~Zarathustra

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Sickness of Altruism

Shall paying for everything with other people's money last forever?  Can we continue this dishonest Ponzi Scheme of IOUs, money printing, money borrowing, false promises, and massive debt forever?  When do we pay the piper?  When will payment of our debts come due?

Time is running out...

China's economy is slowing rapidly (now below 7% growth and China's stock market has crashed), commodity prices have collapsed (including oil and iron ore) and loans for oil and gas exploration are vastly underwater.  America, China, Russia, India, and Greece are close to insolvent (e.g. America has over $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities). Central banks throughout the world (including The Federal Reserve) are losing control over economies (because of ill-conceived quantitative easing measures).  American stocks are vastly overvalued (the S&P 500 has only been this high in 1929, 2000, and 2007). Interest rates have been held to unnatural lows of 0%-0.25% by centralized banks and it is unknown when those rates will be increased by central banks (or what will happen when the rates are raised).

It is not a matter of if, but when.  Global stock markets will collapse under the weight of their unnaturally high valuations.  The wealth of nations and peoples will be wiped clean in one "day of reckoning" that is soon to come.  Every human being on this earth will be vulnerable and there will be nowhere to hide financially.  The civil society will unravel and anarchy and chaos will ensue; war will soon follow...

What is the cause of all this turmoil?  It is the morality of altruism promoted over the past 2000 years and placed on the backs of politicized economies by the statists, socialists, Marxists, and collectivists throughout the globe (especially over the past 150 years or so). Altruism is the cause of our fiscal death spiral...the morality brought to us by that man on the cross.  Until mankind realizes altruism is the evil incarnate (evil meaning harmful for the individual), war is our only hope for a new morality to take hold in the hearts and minds of mankind....a morality that is beyond good and evil...

~Zarathustra

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Political Parties of Stupidity

All political parties today (Democrat, Republican, perhaps even organized religion) have in common a demagogic character with the intention of influencing the masses (the herd). How can a Party become demagogic and accomplish this intention of influence? Parties will transform their principles into stupidity. As proof, I offer you the over twenty demigods running for President of the United States and their great frescoes of stupidity they offer America. Need I say more?

~Zarathustra

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Repulsive Hillary Clinton

Can you imagine being one of the incredibly stupid herd that supports Hillary Clinton for President? Can you imagine supporting a loathsome, lying, corrupt, unscrupulous, repulsive hypocrite that is wholly Hillary Clinton?  

The Countless Crimes of Hillary Clinton: Special Prosecutor Needed Now

Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

‘Top Secret’ emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides

The Spy Satellite Secrets in Hillary’s Emails

Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database and 'stealing White House military advisers' phone numbers'


How could anyone support or vote for Hillary Clinton?  I'm currently perplexed by this question....

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Religion and Government

When I speak of liberals, I'm speaking of socialist, Marxist, statist, and collectivist.  They are the decrepit despots that seek power above and beyond all others.  They seek the ultimate destruction of the individual and to turn that individual into an organ of the community. They seek the submissive subjugation of all individuals to the absolute state by way of the most extreme terrorism of the mind.  They prey on the semi-educated masses (the herd) with a clear reign of terror, robbing all of their reason and intellect, while accumulating state power for itself. They envy laziness and desire to work as little as possible with their bodies and with their minds.  They hate and envy outstanding individuals, those that are not willing to be placed into the rank and file of the masses.  They hate and envy the better caste of society and seek "equality" and confuse equality with justice.  What better form of this submissive subjugation than state power and religious power, in particular Christianity?  This is why the state and religion go hand in glove.  Both seek the destruction of the individual.  Both seek the worship of the community, the social, and the good for the most at the price of the individual.

When shall we cry out "as little state as possible"?  When shall we cry out "as little religion as possible"?  When will we become individuals...?

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Statist v. Statist

It is depressing to live in the United States because of our corrupt politics and corrupt media outlets.  This America democracy project has sunk to a new low level.  The presidential campaign is a three ring circus and beyond absurd.  Eighteen Republican candidates and six Democrat candidates coupled with an inept and corrupted mainstream media are making this presidential election a public spectacle with very minimal substance.  America is crumbling economically, massively in debt, and on the brink of war yet presidential campaigns and debates are wild nonsense.  

Fox News and the RINO Republican establishment have picked their candidate and that candidate is Jeb Bush without a doubt.  Hilary Clinton is the Democrat nominee also without a doubt. The rest of this spectacle is for media TV ratings (i.e. the "show") and to take your eye off the ball (i.e. interference) of what really matters.  The establishment of both parties want Bush v. Clinton and they will use the corrupted and feckless mainstream media to get that match-up come 2016.  Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders will eventually fade to black and they may even be part of the conspiracy for the Bush v. Clinton match-up (i.e. they are making political interference in the interim).

It is truly depressing to be living in America at such a low point in American politics with corrupted media and low information voters setting the stage for Statist v. Statist in 2016.

~Zarathustra

Friday, July 31, 2015

Good and Evil

Good and evil are relative terms.  What is good for one person may be considered evil by another, and vice versa.  There is no absolute good or evil, there is just the reality we perceive in the world as we perceive it.  Good and evil are simply what we make them out to be (as we define them within ourselves or by our culture and society), nothing more and nothing less.  That is what I mean by relative. There are no absolutes.    

Since there are no gods or supreme beings, humans make the rules for themselves, humans give definition to what is good and what is evil.  Concepts of good and evil are culturally constructed by society rather than inherently or absolutely 'true'; different cultures develop different concepts of good and evil in order maintain social order and a 'civil society'.  This is why religion was created and this is why government was created:  to control and curtail the individual's exercise of ultimate freedom and will to power (a human that would be beyond good and evil, an overman).  In a phrase, weaken the strong and strengthen the weak by laws and moral code and the fear of punishment (eternal or otherwise).  Religions and governments were created generally to curtail freedom by privileging the group (the herd) over the sovereign individual.  To stifle the great and noble individual in favor of the herd. Isn't that precisely Christianity?  Isn't that precisely government?

~Zarathustra

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Liberal Hack 'Scientist': Ernest Moniz

Only a radical liberal puke newspaper, only fit for the bottom of a bird cage, would celebrate Ernest Moniz and the arming of Iranian fascists with nuclear weapons!  Check out Mike Moran's Mike Moran: Ernest Moniz makes Fall River proud.  

Only in Fall River would people be proud of a liberal hack "scientist" making a deal with the devil that would accelerate the production and implementation of a nuclear bomb unto a terrorist nation hell bent on destroying the United States of America.  Only in Fall River would people be proud of Ernest Moniz allowing the Islamic-Nazi-Fascist regime in Tehran the clear pathway to a nuclear bomb and billions of dollars to go along with its production. Only in Fall River would people celebrate such stupidity!  Only in Fall River would people celebrate no assured dismantlement of Iran's nuclear program, no anytime/anywhere inspections of Iran's nuclear program, no curbs on Iran's ballistic missile program, no maintenance of the arms embargo, and no halt to Iran's sponsorship of worldwide terrorism.  Only in Fall River would people celebrate a man that is assisting Iran with implementing its 'death to America' and 'death to Israel' slogans.  Only in Fall River would people celebrate Ernest Moniz assist of Adolph Hitler's Final Solution to exterminate all Jews.  

Yes, Fall River is quite proud of John Kerry's right hand hack "scientist" for helping the world to be that much closer to nuclear holocaust.  Thank you, Ernest Moniz...




Kerry: We Can't Reveal Contents of Secret Side Deals to American People





~Zarathustra

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christianity as Antiquity

Isn't it time for Christianity (and all religion) to disappear from this earth and from our minds forevermore?  Are we not intelligent enough now to shed these religions of faith from our inner selves?  Shall we eradicate this Christianity from this world and admit it was all just fear and fantasy?  Shall we throw off these faiths and beliefs of antiquity that cast a negative shadow over mankind?  Shall we free our minds and bodies from this horror of Christianity and be truly free in mind and body?
Christianity as antiquity. When we hear the old bells ringing out on a Sunday morning, we ask ourselves: can it be possible? This is for a Jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was the son of God. The proof for such a claim is wanting.
Within our times the Christian religion is surely an antiquity jutting out from a far-distant olden time; and the fact that people believe such a claim (while they are otherwise so strict in testing assertions) is perhaps the oldest part of this heritage. A god who conceives children with a mortal woman; a wise man who calls upon us to work no more, to judge no more, but to heed the signs of the imminent apocalypse; a justice that accepts the innocent man as a proxy sacrifice; someone who has his disciples drink his blood; prayers for miraculous interventions; sins against a god, atoned for by a god; fear of the afterlife, to which death is the gate; the figure of the cross as a symbol, in a time that no longer knows the purpose and shame of the cross---how horridly all this wafts over us, as from the grave of the ancient past! Are we to believe that such things are still believed?
Friedrich Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human.  Section Three: Religious Life - Aphorism # 113
I think it is time for Christianity (and all religion) to disappear from this earth forevermore.

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Groveling and Begging from Somerset Paupers

I read the Herald News article Somerset could be funded an extra $3 million, due to Brayton Point revenue decline and was completely revolted by Governor Charlie Baker's administration of the massively bloated Massachusetts budget.  I am certainly not surprised by Patricia Haddad's groveling and begging for yet another $3 million Somerset welfare check from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but I am very surprised Governor Baker would allow more welfare for Somerset. Does Governor Baker really understand what is going on down here in Somerset?
  • Doesn't Governor Baker realize Somerset has done nothing to reduce spending in Somerset's operation budgets and, in fact, has increased spending by nearly 8% over the past two fiscal years?  
  • Doesn't Governor Baker realize Somerset assumed a $6.25 million structural deficit for fiscal year 2016 due to Somerset's irresponsible spending?  
  • Doesn't Governor Baker know Somerset has a nearly $15 million unfunded pension liability?
  • Doesn't Governor Baker know Somerset already received a "one-time" $3 million payment from the RGGI trust fund in January of 2014?  
  • Doesn't Governor Baker know the definition of the phrase "one-time" when reading the RGGI and Cap & Trade statutes?
  • Doesn't Governor Baker realize Somerset hasn't taken any significant steps to increase tax revenues in Somerset?
Welfare is welfare whether it is corporate welfare, state welfare, or personal welfare.  Really, a handout is a handout.  I certainly understand a liberal Democrat like Haddad pushing for more handouts to her home town, but I'm quite surprised Baker (a so-called 'Republican') would allow this.  

Somerset has already received a $3 million check from the RGGI trust fund in January, 2014.  Somerset is not entitled to yet another $3 million check because the statute states the $3 million was a "one-time" payment.  Somerset is not fixing fiscal problems.  Somerset is not making tough spending cuts because we keep accepting welfare checks from the state pushed upon Somerset by Patricia Haddad and now Charlie Baker.  Somerset government and voters are completely irresponsible and should not be rewarded with additional welfare checks from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

I am quite ashamed of my groveling town politicians and my groveling state representative. They are acting like a poor little paupers with their hands out begging for money while the voters of Somerset do nothing to fix our own fiscal problems to stand on our own two feet. We are begging for more money from all while we sit here and do nothing to fix our Town's many fiscal problems. 

I'm embarrassed and ashamed to be a member of this Somerset community.  Shame on all for taking and stealing, especially our local politicians and especially our state representative, who started this fiscal tailspin many years ago by voting in favor of MA Cap & Trade legislation and the closure of Brayton Point power and Montaup.  If it wasn't for liberal Democrats like Patricia Haddad, Michael Rodrigues, and Joan Menard (and many others on Beacon Hill and Washington DC), Brayton Point and Montaup would have remained open.  It was Patricia Haddad who voted to close Brayton Point and Montaup with her Yes vote on the MA Cap & Trade legislation.  What a phenomenal hypocrite this person is!

Haddad should take that $3 million check and stick it where the sun don't shine...

~Zarathustra

Update:  I received information from a source that Somerset has been paid a total of $3,351,000 so far from RGGI finds!  $3 million in January 2014 and also another $351K at some other point in time (not certain of the date).  Thus, if Somerset receives yet another $3 million due to Haddad and Baker, we would have received a total of $6,351,000 so far in under two years!  Yet, we still have a $6.25 million structural deficit and nearly $15 million in unfunded pension liabilities!  Austerity is sorely needed here in Somerset!  We've become Greece! Somerset is the new 'welfare queen' of the SouthCoast with our beloved 'sugar mamma', Patricia Haddad.  Keep those checks coming, Patricia....we love welfare and free stuff...where is our Obama Phone?  

Monday, July 27, 2015

American Nihilistic Transformation

American voting demographics is transforming rapidly in the last 6.5 years to a more [radical] Liberal, Statist, Marxist, Socialist, Collectivist, and Communistic mentality.  We are seeing the epic resurgence of these 'radical leftist principles' since Barack Hussein Obama took office. Look at the rise of the proclaimed and devout Communist, the radical Bernie Sanders, for more evidence.  

Much (if not all) of this voting transformation is due to Barack Hussein Obama's usurping the United States Constitution with his illegal executive amnesty actions and his allowing millions upon millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States or come to the United States. The RINO controlled Congress also allowed it to happen by funding everything Obama does, even the most egregious illegal executive actions.  A flood of illegal immigrants continues to enter the United States and they will never be deported.  

America's voting population and demographics is becoming more Hispanic and Latino, a voting population that nearly always votes liberal and for any Democrat since the 1980 elections. In fact, Latinos and Hispanics as a voting group have voted Democrat in every presidential election since 1980.  

Many of the Hispanics and Latinos refuse to assimilate into American culture.  Many are illiterate in their own native language of Spanish.  Many have no job skills or job abilities. Many have no money.  Many come to America because it is a vast welfare state.  Many are lazy and would like to participate in America's massive welfare state.  Take note that it is not all, but you'd be crazy to think it is not the majority...


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Faith No More...The God Delusion

I got into it with some crazy evangelicals recently.  One of them (Steve Fennell) posted an unsolicited comment on my blog directing me to read his blog called A Christian View and also painfully lecturing me on his twisted world view of existence, Christianity, Jesus, God, eternal damnation, hell, and sin with plentiful quotes and misquotes from the Bible. Of course, I didn't allow the comment since it had absolutely nothing to do with my blog posting (see Orwellian Racism & Class Warfare).  I then posted on his blog my world view which is devoid of any god, that there is no soul, no afterlife, no god, no sin, etc.  Well, that brought about an ugly firestorm against me from the crazy evangelicals (I really should have known better).

Of course, at some point, I was demanded to prove that there isn't a god.  Suddenly, the burden was shifted to me to prove the nonexistence of god versus the evangelicals proving the existence of god to me.  Thus, the person making the scientifically unfalsifiable claims (the crazy evangelicals) shifted the burden of proof of the existence or nonexistence of god to the person who does not believe in the scientifically unfalisiable claims to begin with (precisely because they are scientifically unfalisiable claims). Oddly, this proof proclamation and demand nullifies their "faith" since now they are demanding science or empiricism prove the nonexistence of god (which cannot be done any more than proving the existence of god) thereby taking their highly esteemed "faith" out of the equation.  Each and every time, the discussion of the existence of god boils down to one "concept" only -- faith.  One either has faith (i.e. the blind belief in some god without proof and without evidence) or one does not have faith.  Of course, I do not have faith and the evangelicals have an abundance of faith.  There is the rub when discussing religion.  'Things' do not exist because one believes in them (or has faith in them).  Otherwise square circles would exist if I, in fact, believed in them or if I believed 2+2 = 5 that very equation would be true because I believed in it and had faith in it.  This flies in the face that square circles cannot exist and 2+2 will never, under any logical circumstances, equal 5.  Again, god does not exist because you believe it any more than you believe in square circles existing.

With that, I leave you (and the evangelicals with their faith) with Bertrand Russell's Celestial Teapot analogy (hence the above photo showing the teapot out there somewhere): 
If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. 
But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. 
If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.
~Zarathustra 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sleight of Hand

Look around!  Tune into your favorite news channel. You will see overt manipulations. I'm talking about how the media and the corrupt politicians use the media to manipulate what you find pertinent in your life. You (and me) are being manipulated by the media and the corrupt politicians and we sometimes don't even realize what is going on. It happens every single day and we all fall for it from time to time. CNN does it, Fox News does it, and virtually every media outlet participates.  They divert your attention and make you take your eyes off the bouncing ball.

Do you really care about what Donald Trump said about John McCain? I think Donald Trump is a blowhard dickhead and I think John McCain is a left wing liberal dressed up in RINO cloths. I don't care what either of them say or think. I think they are both loathsome and reprehensible people.

Do you really care that an Olympic athlete decided to have his penis surgically removed and he is now a she? I don't care.  
Do you really care about the Confederate flag or digging up the graves and dead bodies of Confederate people?  I don't.  Do you really care about the Washington Redskins name?  I don't.  Do you really care about deflategate?  I don't.  The list is endless of these straw man, insignificant issues that are created by corrupt politicians and media hype and set-up as a diversion from the real problems.

Notice how you've forgotten all about Hillary Clinton's email and server scandal. Notice how you've forgotten all about how Republicans promised (pinky swear) to repeal ObamaCare and defund this or that Obama action. Notice how you've forgotten all about Obama's IRS targeting, fast and furious, 'green' company corruption, Lois Lerner, the ignoring of federal immigration laws, hundreds of illegal and unconstitutional executive actions, changing laws with no Congressional approval, Libya intervention without Congressional approval, political ObamaCare waivers to 1200 political donors, taxpayer money to illegally bailout the private pensions of GM and Chrysler, illegally ending welfare-to-work requirements, $800 billion in stimulus money to jobs that never existed, alienating Israel, inciting racism across America, bankrupting the coal industry with EPA regulations, authorizing assassinations and drone strikes to kill American citizens abroad without due process, hollowing out the United States military, arming Iran with nuclear weapons, ignoring Russia's invasion of Ukraine (we have a treaty with Ukraine, by the way), ignoring China's invasion of several South China Sea islands, increasing the national debt by trillions upon trillions, Cuba, increasing people's dependence on food stamps and other welfare programs, apologizing to subhuman Islamic terrorists for offending them, picking and choosing which racial event to ignite a race riot (Ferguson, Baltimore), doing nothing about ISIS, invading every human's privacy with dragnet data gathering of everything under the sun from everyone under the sun, Benghazi, Bowe Berghdahl, VA abuses, EPA abuses, climate change nonsense, Health and Human Services abuses, census manipulations of jobs data heading into the 2012 elections, Associated Press monitoring of Fox News Reporter James Rosen and his colleagues, National Security Association spying on ordinary Americans, and many, many more....there are literally hundreds more that we know about (and thousands we don't know about)....


How about Obama getting the Iran nuclear deal sanctioned and thumbed up by the United Nations prior to Congressional approval (or involvement).  Yay!  How about Obama using the United Nations for his upcoming climate change accord without involving Congress.  Yay!  How about Obama's constant and unrelenting usurping of the United States Constitution on a daily basis.  Yay!

You see only what is in front of your face.  All the rest just passes by without notice or thought.  The corrupt politicians and media in the United States are manipulating me and you so we only care about some little insignificant thing while Obama destroys America right out in the open.  It is sleight of hand; you are distracted by one hand while tricky happens in the other hand.  It only works if the media participates and it only works if you let it work.  It is working!  I bet you've forgotten all about most of the above scandals and that is exactly what Obama wants.  He'd rather you talk about Donald Trump and Bruce Jenner while he summarily destroys America from within.  "Please take your eyes off the bouncing ball so that I may destroy this country I hate", says Obama.  "America will never recover from my presidency", says Obama.  Divert your attention to insignificance and forget what I've done to you and your family...

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Orwellian Racism & Class Warfare

A few weeks back, I posted alarming and disturbing information about another massive power grab by Barack Hussein Obama.  Obama completed yet another incredible unconstitutional power grab.  Local control over sovereign communities would be transferred to federal control.  Obama's power grab would ultimately force communities to lose local controls over their police departments, fire departments, school districts, planning boards, and zoning boards to a massive, unaccountable, and unelected federal bureaucracy. This is all in the name of class warfare, resentment, and racism promulgated by Obama and his leftist minions.  None of this was reported in the mainstream media.

But it has since gotten worse....

Big Brother Barack Hussein Obama has been covertly consolidating personal information of American citizens all in the name of racism, class warfare, and resentment by building a massive national database without any consent from Congress or the American people. Endless data collection of innocent American citizens for the purpose of racism and "economic justice" and all part of Obama’s plan to drastically change the racial makeup of America.  Big Brother Obama is furiously mining data on your health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how your kids are disciplined in school; all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.

As Paul Sperry of the New York Post writes (Obama Collecting Personal Data for a Secret Race Database): 
"The granddaddy of them all is the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing database, which the Department of Housing and Urban Development rolled out earlier this month to racially balance the nation, ZIP code by ZIP code. It will map every US neighborhood by four racial groups — white, Asian, black or African-American, and Hispanic/Latino — and publish “geospatial data” pinpointing racial imbalances.  
The agency proposes using nonwhite populations of 50% or higher as the threshold for classifying segregated areas."
Sperry continues:
"Even if no one has complained about discrimination, even if there is no other evidence of racism, the numbers themselves will “prove” that things are unfair. 
Such databases have never before existed. Obama is presiding over the largest consolidation of personal data in US history. He is creating a diversity police state where government race cops and civil-rights lawyers will micromanage demographic outcomes in virtually every aspect of society. 
The first black president, quite brilliantly, has built a quasi-reparations infrastructure perpetually fed by racial data that will outlast his administration."
Barack Hussein Obama is a radical racialist.  Obama sees everything through the prism of race and class warfare in order to cause angst and resentment in the herd.  Obama is pushing a race war and a class war like a good little Marxist, following closely with Saul Alinski's Rules for Radicals.

America will never recover from Barack Hussein Obama's presidency...never...

~Zarathustra

Monday, July 20, 2015

The American Democracy Absurdity

I am seriously considering never voting again.  At the moment, I cannot think of anything more futile and pointless as voting in this American democracy project.  Each and every time, I think I'm voting for 'change' or for the 'better person' or a 'leader' or a 'principled person' or a 'constitutionalist', but that has never been the case in my 30 plus years of voting.  In fact, nothing has improved locally, in the Commonwealth, or in America no matter who I vote for or against.  American democracy is a sham and dysfunctional and there is really no reason to participate in this sham any further. 

I hate it when people say "I did my civic duty and voted today".  Congratulations, you've told me you've done nothing but cast votes for and against people that will likely steal your money, your wealth, your freedom, your liberty, and your individuality.  You've probably voted for some incompetent politician who likely belongs in jail and who lies, cheats, and steals for a living like a common criminal.  Yay you!  Thanks for nothing...

Why participate in this American democracy sham?  Why be responsible for putting incompetent politicians into elected office who lie, cheat, steal and want to take your freedoms away and want to redistribute your wealth to another and who call you racist and a bigot and privileged and hate everything about you and everything you believe in?  Why participate in this American democracy sham when you are being manipulated and minimized and polarized by these lowlife politicians?  What exactly is the point?  It is stupid, feckless, and futile!

This applies to federal, state, and local elections, but it especially applies to Town Meeting. The biggest democracy sham of them all is the Town Meeting.  I will never, ever participate in a Town Meeting again for as long as I live.  Town Meeting participation and voting is the best example of what is wrong with American democracy.  Town Meetings are useless time wasters and the cards are always stacked in favor of some voting group or another (teachers, police, or whatever herd decides to show up in droves that night...).  Town Meetings are the very epitome of the American democracy sham!  Simply absurd....

Thusly, if I'm no longer participating in the political process that is this shameful and corrupt American democracy project, why bother to follow all the news and why bother to have this blog?  It seems to me that if I'm done with voting, then I'm done with all of this political and ideological shit and this blog becomes (or had always been) an exercise in futility...sure does seem that way....

And now to leave you with a quote from the great George Carlin, who sums up what I'm trying to say perfectly:  
“I don't vote. Two reasons. First of all it's meaningless; this country was bought and sold a long time ago. The shit they shovel around every 4 years doesn't mean a f%&king thing. Secondly, I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around – they say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain', but where's the logic in that? If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people into office who screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created that I had nothing to do with.”
~Zarathustra

Friday, July 17, 2015

Obama Sound Familiar?

Two peas in a Marxist pod are they:  

The perverted misogynist from Arkansas, Bill Clinton, who gropes woman's asses and breasts and may have rapped another woman (recall Juanita Broaddrick) and who was also impeached by the House for perjury and who was disbarred from the United States Supreme Court and who lies and steals for a living (just so you know which Clinton I'm talking about), that same Bill Clinton 'negotiated' with the government of North Korea which ultimately paved the way for the North Korean nuclear bomb.  Back in 1994, Clinton said this about the North Korean nuclear deal (excerpts):

This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world. It reduces the danger of the threat of nuclear spreading in the region. It's a crucial step toward drawing North Korea into the global community.
Today, after 16 months of intense and difficult negotiations with North Korea, we have completed an agreement that will make the United States, the Korean Peninsula, and the world safer. Under the agreement, North Korea has agreed to freeze its existing nuclear program and to accept international inspection of all existing facilities. 
This agreement represents the first step on the road to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. It does not rely on trust. Compliance will be certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The United States and North Korea have also agreed to ease trade restrictions and to move toward establishing liaison offices in each other's capitals. These offices will ease North Korea's isolation.
From the start of the negotiations, we have consulted closely with South Korea, with Japan, and with other interested parties. We will continue to work closely with our allies and with the Congress as our relationship with North Korea develops.
 
Twelve years later, on October 9, 2006, North Korea detonated a small nuclear bomb.  A bigger nuclear bomb was recently detonated on February 12, 2013.  Bill Clinton was a proven failure and liar when it came to negotiating with North Korea.  Clinton misled the American people and Congress and ultimately this led to a nuclear North Korea.

Fast forward to Barack Hussein Obama's deal with Iran.  Remember, Iran openly desires to destroy America and Israel and openly tells us this every day.  Iran is a fascist Islamic nation, filled to the brim with anti-Semites, anti-Christians, and barbaric terrorists that wish to carry out Hitler's Final Solution on the Jews and infidels of the world.  But more than that, Iran desires to establish a world-wide Caliphate centered in Iran.  In the case of an Iranian Caliphate, all non-Muslims would be required by law to be exterminated from the face of the earth.  What better way than using nuclear bombs on the Jews and infidels?  Here is what Obama said this week (excerpts):
This deal meets every single one of the bottom lines that we established when we achieved a framework earlier this spring. Every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off. And the inspection and transparency regime necessary to verify that objective will be put in place. Because of this deal, Iran will not produce the highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium that form the raw materials necessary for a nuclear bomb. 
Because of this deal, Iran will remove two-thirds of its installed centrifuges — the machines necessary to produce highly enriched uranium for a bomb — and store them under constant international supervision. Iran will not use its advanced centrifuges to produce enriched uranium for the next decade. Iran will also get rid of 98 percent of its stockpile of enriched uranium. 
Because of this deal, Iran will modify the core of its reactor in Arak so that it will not produce weapons-grade plutonium. And it has agreed to ship the spent fuel from the reactor out of the country for the lifetime of the reactor. For at least the next 15 years, Iran will not build any new heavy-water reactors.

Because of this deal, we will, for the first time, be in a position to verify all of these commitments. That means this deal is not built on trust; it is built on verification. Inspectors will have 24/7 access to Iran’s key nuclear facilities.
Finally, Iran is permanently prohibited from pursuing a nuclear weapon under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which provided the basis for the international community’s efforts to apply pressure on Iran.



~Zarathustra

Thursday, July 16, 2015

One of Lesser Intelligence

I get many threats due to the content and writing in this blog.  I also get people calling me names of every sort.  Often times, I simply delete the messages or disallow the comments to be displayed on my blog (it is my blog) because some of the comments are downright offensive (even to me, and I don't offend easily).  I've been called every name in the book, every sick expletive, and every disparaging word you can imagine (even the "N" word and the "C" word have been thrown at me).  Of course, no one knows if I have a penis or a vagina (or both) or if I'm light skinned or dark skinned (or both), which is just how I like it...

I received another one of these messages last night at about 11PM.  I didn't allow it on the blog and deleted it, but then it occurred to me that this is a pretty good example of some of the sick hateful nonsense stuff I get from people around the world.  Freedom of speech is such a wonderful thing; I thought I'd share this one.  Note how this person calls me a white racist and a white bigot because I disagree with Obama's Iran treaty.  For the radical leftists like this person, disagreeing with Obama means you are a white racist and a bigot no matter what.  This person has no idea who I am or if I'm white, black, or something in between.  For the radical left, all arguments reduce to race and genitalia.  

Before you read this ignorant diatribe, allow me to state (for the record) a few things: 
  1. I am not a Republican and I am against the establishment of the modern and current Republican Party (look up the keyword "RINO" or "John Boehner" or "Mitch McConnell" at the bottom of this post for more information), 
  2. I am not a racist or a bigot and I abhor racism, bigotry, class warfare, collectivism, Marxism, Statism, Socialism, resentment, and big government (look up these words at the bottom of this post for more information),  
  3. I do not think the 2012 election was fraudulent, but I'm certain there was voter fraud in the election itself (there always is).   
  4. I understand the Iranian deal perfectly (look up the keyword "Iran" or "John Kerry" at the bottom of this post for more information), 
  5. I immensely dislike Donald Trump and have called him a "dickhead" and a "media whore" in recent past posts (look up the keyword "Donald Trump" at the bottom of this post for more information). 
  6. I have never mentioned anything in any blog post about the founding father's position on nuclear weapons nor have I invoked them in any of my posts about the Iran nuclear treaty.  I have stated Congress and the United States Senate have nullified their own treaty making powers under the United States Constitution; Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2. (look up the keyword "Iran" or "United States Constitution" or "Nuclear Weapons" or "Congress" at the bottom of this post for more information).
All my thoughts and beliefs are out there for all to read.  I write pretty clearly and plainly, so it is no surprise people of lesser intelligence cannot understand what I write or believe. Freedom of speech means freedom to say dumb things and the freedom to be ignorant. Alas, the freedom to be of lesser intelligence.  But, since this person decided to share his or her ignorance with me directly, why not share it with everyone for all to see!  Enjoy the writing of one with clear and convincing lesser intelligence!

~Zarathustra
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Obama: 'Death to America'":

Spoken like a true conservative. No wonder the GOP is only supported by racist whites.
The 2012 presidential election is a fraud in your eyes because you and your ilk were again bested by a black man.
France, Germany , Britain, Russia and the US are all partners in that deal. Don't you think at least ONE of them would have been smart enough to see it if it was a bad deal ?

You obviously don't understand the deal at all and are just listening to others who don't understand either.
Stop getting your info from Trump. The deal blocks Iran from making a bomb..our 5 partners also agreed to this deal so we are disgraced in who's eyes?

By the way the founding fathers had no concept of nuclear weapons they would have no informed opinion on such a deal. They could not even conceive of this vast country. The entire population of the country they knew could live in NYC alone. They would have no concept of the current situation and invoking them makes you sound like a moron.
Hes not Muslim. A real Muslim would be open about his faith. And no taqiya is irrelevant.Why does Barack Obama hate White people? He doesn't.
Why is Barack Obama an Anti-American? He isn't.
Why is Barack Obama an evil man? He isn't.
Is Barack Obama destroying America? No.Is Barack Obama a terrorist? No.
Why does Barack Obama hate America? He doesn't.
Is Barack Obama an Traitor? He isn't.
Is Barack Obama a Communist? He isn't.
Can Barack Obama be impeached for the damages he has done?
Yes, President Obama can be impeached for whatever reason a majority of Representatives decide to impeach him. It won't happen, though, because Republicans don't want to queer their chance to win the White House next year. 
Calling the POTUS a POS and a fraud seems to the usual calling call for you right-wing racists and bigots like you!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Attention Somerset Residents

Attention Somerset residents, taxpayers, and voters:  Somerset's fiscal ship is rapidly sinking and there is absolutely no leadership with the three Selectmen, the entire Advisory & Finance Committee, the huge Economic Development Committee, or the Somerset voters. There is no leadership in Somerset, MA to rein in spending, control deficits, and bring in more tax revenue!  Somerset politicians have failed us and are clearly incapable of lowering spending and bringing in more tax revenue.  Somerset Town Meeting voters also share the blame for their drunken spending spree at the last Town Meeting.  A new Selectman was chosen who promised to rein in spending in Somerset, but two months into the job, he has done nothing.  The other two Selectmen talk a good game (at least one of them does), but have also done nothing to rein in spending.  Where is the leadership that was promised? (The new Selectman's 'mantra' was leadership, accountability, transparency and ethical government without making excuses, but alas, we've seen none of the above).  All Somerset politicians have failed miserably!

Somerset has a $6,250,000 structural deficit since spending climbed 2.7% or $1,384,675 from prior fiscal year.  Revenue is about $46,922,003 when you factor in Brayton Point's lower tax rate (due to the ominous PILOT agreement), while spending is a whopping $53,172,003.  Thus, this creates a structural deficit of $6,250,000.  What is the plan to close the $6.25 million structural deficit for fiscal year 2016?  Does anyone have a plan?  Are we just hoping it will disappear?  Are we just hoping Gov. Charlie Baker signs off on the $3 million RGGI welfare check (Haddad's blood money) earmarked by Patricia Haddad?  Hope is not a method....

Somerset voters chose to spend $53,172,003 for fiscal year 2016. Two fiscal years ago (fiscal year 2014) we chose to spend $49,119,223 annually.  Somerset voters have dramatically increased spending by an incredible 7.6% in just two fiscal years!  While Somerset spends more and more each year, tax revenue is plummeting and spiraling downward to $46,922,000 (and will continue to plummet for many years) and is now resulting in an over six million dollar shortfall between spending and revenue. We are spending $4,052,777 more in just two fiscal years, but revenue is not keeping pace with our spending!  It is not even close!  Even if we hold spending steady for fiscal year 2017, the structural deficit will be in the realm of $10 million due to the PILOT agreement and other factors.  After that, $10 million plus deficits will be the new normal for Somerset unless we dramatically reduce spending and find more tax revenue.

Somerset has no major new revenue sources identified that would replace the lost power plant revenue.  Somerset politicians and voters have no intent on controlling spending now or in the future (all spending is 'sacred').  Where does that leave us?  Bankrupt and in state receivership.  There just doesn't seem to be any alternatives as Somerset spends itself into oblivion...

If you live here in Somerset (like me) and own a house and have kids and pay taxes, please do all you can to share this blog post on any and all social media platforms.  This message needs to circulate on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and every social media outlet available to call as much attention to the failure of Somerset's leadership.  I have no confidence in the politicians of Somerset, MA.  Do you?

~Zarathustra