Ptaray Presents: Defending "Fringe" Democracy

Facts only confuse the self-righteous, they rely on perception.

Ptaray

Ptaray
Birthday
March 19
Bio
I am Ray Bilodeau also known by many as "PtaRay" I have lived in Fremont for 18 years. I have a wife, 3 daughters, 1 son, several grand children, and a cat, friends of all political stripes, some are very close friends, and a few out there who think I need a hair cut!! Being of Mexican-American decent. I understand racial tensions, and cultural heritage and its place in life as a family. We had to down play ours, and sacrificed the ability to speak Spanish at my primary schools request, and my mothers belief that being Mexican -American in California was not helpful to my fitting in. (She will debate this today) California was not quite as progressive when I was younger. I can be outspoken, and have been called the "pit bull" for the kids. (long before Sarah Palin made that term a joke... YEARS BEFORE) I was heavily involved in the Fremont education system in some capacity or another for years. I am invested in making the children and parents of America see that life has many paths, and all can lead to success if you choose to seek it. If you want more details read on: My experience with life is extensive for my 50 years of age. I bring practical and life taught experience. In my life growing up I have Personally experienced much. Again being of Mexican-American decent I heard the racial slurs and the need to keep my ethnicity buried for self preservation. OK, take a deep breath, ready?... ...I have experienced the gang thing, the drug thing, the alcoholic parent thing and the highly religious parent thing. The honors kid thing, the failing kid thing, the early baby thing, the marriage thing, the divorce thing, the step dad thing, the step child thing, and a painful loss of child. But wait!, there's more! I have been a security guard, a pizza parlor manager, a cement silo worker, a potato sacker, a landscaper, an office manger of a print shop. I was daycare for several children (besides my own), I have helped sell skin care products, I have taken a certified parenting workshop (several months long). I graduated from Silicon Valley college, as a certified desktop publisher. I have done remodeling, interior decorating and I have done care for the elderly and even my mother in-law loves me!!! (I am her full time caretaker and defender of the elderly) Having lived through the tough times of my youth, and the hard core life the streets can throw at you, realizing that while mistakes can be made while you are young, you can always be salvaged, and no person is beyond success if you are willing to be persistent, I want to give back to the kids what I learned the hard way, so that they can have an easier life than I did. Oh yeah, I also pretend I play the guitar, and keyboard. Hope this gives you plenty of info and helps some. "An open mind has room to grow... A closed one is merely storage" E.R.Bilodeau

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Salon.com
DECEMBER 18, 2012 5:40AM

We all could be shooters

We are a nation that raises our youth to be revolutionaries and warriors. Captains of industry and makers of wealth and power.

We demand only the top level expectations of our citizenry, but our leadership is nonoperative and ineffective. (some by choice, others by symptom)

 

Get your voice hear… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2012 2:49AM

Debate Smart or Presidential thinker?

In my opinion, just to be clear.  

 

A collection of similar thoughts in a single loaction, badly combined.

 

Obama is a substance guy, but not in debate format, and see's life in a much bigger and free flowing manner. Big sky, small classrooms, wind farms, 50 mpg, common… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2012 2:28AM

Debate Smart or Presidential thinker?

In my opinion, just to be clear.

The very reason the informed public is enraged is because of the hollow thought put into why we watch debates and the lack of gaining any information gleaned from one. It caters to the low informstion voter block.

MAYBE until now!?


OCTOBER 11, 2012 6:44AM

Mitt Romney..WMD-WTF!?


Mitt Romney 101- from a policy ethics perspective?

 

Conflict of interest?

 

Tax return documents which might show somebody might have hedged bets AGAINST our nations economic recovery maybe?

 

His campaign seems to be one of those "Not intended to be a factual statement" moments? W

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AUGUST 16, 2012 4:53PM

Voter ID and the Radicalized right

Regarding VOTER ID & FRAUD:



As an American and having the faith and courage of conviction as an American.


I do not fear the knowing of information and the needs of my nation.


As a freedom loving American, in the name of fairness and social justice, IRead full post »

AUGUST 16, 2012 4:46PM

Voter ID and the Radicalized right

Regarding VOTER ID & FRAUD:



As an American and having the faith and courage of conviction as an American.


I do not fear the knowing of information and the needs of my nation.


As a freedom loving American, in the name of fairness and social justice, IRead full post »


The paranoid talking point of the evening... please read it, then decide how off this sounds.
Even crazy folks at times have wisdom in their madness.

This is the view one can get from the internet and the information which is available if you choose to go "worst case".

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Mitt Romney and the direction his “leadership” will drag our nation can be summed up like this.

 

 

The wrapping of themselves in morally skewed self-delusion,  equating zealotry or radical interpretation of  a commonly uniting document, be it the Constitution, the… Read full post »

Originally this was posted by me in a response to a post online.

but I thought is was worth re posting here on my blog.

Why the CURRENT GOP  Leadership are like Drag queens.

The Current rhetoric and messages from the GOP leadership (such as it is) can be well explained I… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2012 6:30PM

Why Religion is like Bottled Water.

 

 The daily onslaught of media hype and the political ramblings of the zealots, fanatics, heretics and radicals, sets an image in the minds of many. Religion has been the excuse, the reason, and the justification  for the non-stop subject of wars, hate, fear and chaos for as long as m… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 4:34PM

Time to organize OWS

This movement is about to find out if it has meat or just lots of filler.

The winter gives OWS a chance to regroup and become a full fledged movement instead of just a joke to the establishment and the beltway driven preferences of acceptible. Despite the fact it is and… Read full post »

OCTOBER 19, 2011 2:44AM

As an American...

As an American 

As an American, who loves this country, I can agree with these statements....more or less. 

1. I really don't care what party you prefer.

2. I really don't have to like many of your opinions, nor do you mine.

3. I don't have to have your same faith, orRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 7:05PM

GOP supports voter socialism?

Regarding this electorial college point redistribution scheme.

(happening in PA) 

So the current ideas being tossed around in the Philly state are interesting, but in a weird way sort of unAmerican, if you look at the basic ideology of the Tea Party and GOP supporters.

The idea that you can take… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 4:05PM

Americans should be going postal

What sort of scam are we seeing now?

The Post office, usually costs the tax payer virtually nothing to get their services, but the current possibly manufactured fears could cost Americans far more.

Is this crisis real or not?

I wonder who will be delivering and keeping your bank

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AUGUST 4, 2011 2:15AM

Did Mitch Mc Connel Admit Sedition??

If the main goal for Mitch MCConnel is to see that Obama fails,(fully and on video saying it)  would it not be sedition if that goal was acheived by deliberate and premeditated economic terrorism and the intentional undermining of the national economy?

Did Mitch McConnel admit his sedition? … Read full post »

AUGUST 4, 2011 2:11AM

Did Mitch McConnel Admit Sedition?

If the main goal for Mitch MCConnel is to see that Obama fails,(fully and on video saying it)  would it not be sedition if that goal was acheived by deliberate and premeditated economic terrorism and the intentional undermining of the national economy?

Did Mitch McConnel admit his sedition? … Read full post »

How does pandering to the moral outrage of this nation’s self-righteous serve the nation’s true need for information that can help Americans make choices that truly allow for an informed electorate? 

Is lying to the public when sex is involved really that surprising!? 

Does thRead full post »

JUNE 1, 2011 10:43PM

GOP and psyche-Ops?

GOP and psyche-Ops

 

Could the GOP use tactical messaging and psyche-ops to manage its constituents, and manipulate election campaigns?

 

I ask this simple question.

 

How does a plan which 70% of Americans dislike with toxic ideology get so much serious press and apparent “support… Read full post »

MAY 12, 2011 4:14AM

King Solomons Wisdom

A lesson to the good citizens of this great nation:

 

Remember the story from the old.

The story of a King named Solomon. (we are the King) He was wise and just, he knew the needs of the people, over the needs of the select few. He possessed the… Read full post »

MAY 12, 2011 12:22AM

Sour Grapes make for crappy whines

Man, I’m in a bad mood right now.

Damn freaking radicals. And those who are too spineless to speak out against them, you folks so suck.

If this was anyone of less color, or of other party, the celebration would be MONUMENTAL.

To say less equates to you having the… Read full post »

APRIL 7, 2011 2:21AM

Question of the Ages

 

If you have a brain fart.....

Does it make your hair smell bad?

 

 

Sorry, it was bound to happen sooner or later.

Thanks for stopping by. Read full post »

APRIL 7, 2011 2:04AM

The "FEAR-a-Crats"

Prophecy of the Self Fulfilling:

The "FEAR-a-Crats" 

 

 

So the most recognized outcries from the far right zealots, “ Obama Must fail” and the stand by favorite, “Government is broken”, actually becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

This should come as no sRead full post »

So comments on the news today, April 1, 2011

So after today's useless vote for a bill that is not even possible under the constitution.

Really claiming that it becomes law by default and that's it? 

The take away here, the GOP sets the bar lower, so in effect their lack… Read full post »

APRIL 1, 2011 1:16AM

Mr. Obama read this please

Hiya America!!!

I come to you to ask a favor of all Democratic party supporters, be you, liberal, progressive, crazy or moderate, hated by all republicans or otherwise.

I also call on you folks who are usually GOP supporting, but have seen the crazy in the GOP and you want none… Read full post »

MARCH 31, 2011 7:02AM

What is "News"?

 

Just what is "NEWS"?

I now it seems simple , but really, what is "news"?

  

Does the attempt to keep “news fair” in the eyes of the public and the political influence debate, stunt the true ability for this nation to find a unifying idea, or coherent thought that… Read full post »