So Much Politics

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government: When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved.” ~Benjamin Franklin

I have started several posts over the past few days, and none have inspired me to hit publish.

Not among them—

* Trump and a porn star have sex. (How many porn stars?) I couldn’t care less, and I’m not in the least surprised; he’s a pig. He’s never been faithful to a wife, and I’d be worried about std’s if I were #3.

I wish the sexual assault allegations against Trump held the public’s interest like this does.

* Also not on the list inspiring me to write is news that Fatty McTrumpster’s doctor lied about his weight and, if the doctor lied about that, the entire physical was an elaborate performance… but at least it was a comedy.

These three guys are the same height and claim to be the same weight… on earth, with gravity. Muscle is heavier than fat, still, someone is lying. Can you guess which?

* I was going to write on various opinions I’ve read regarding Steve Bannon’s testimony with the House Judiciary Committee. Everyone has a theory about this.

If I could pick one that I’d most like to be true, I choose— Bannon is part of a plan that has been set up by Mueller, and Trump fell into it bigly by sending word to Bannon not to answer questions. More obstruction of justice to add to the rest.

I also like the idea that— Bannon cited executive privilege as his reason for refusing to answering questions, but he was referring to Mueller who also falls under “executive privilege.” I have no idea if that’s true, but I like it.

It follows the idea that— Bannon’s refusal to answer was a way to keep Mueller’s investigation private from Nunes and other Trump/Russia participants who are on the “committee.”

But this story has been written by better and more qualified people than I, so I let it go.

* What I did begin was a post about Donald Trump’s claim that he isn’t a racist. The denial and deaf ears of Republicans who were in the room, but will not admit they heard Trump call Haiti and Africa “shit-hole countries.”

Then yesterday—

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work…”

Only Haitians were removed from the list of about 80 countries to whom H2A and H2B visas are regularly granted.

I didn’t finish writing about this, because what can you add to that? My last post mentioned Trump’s descendants came to this country unskilled.

An artist projected a message on Trump Hotel DC.

* Then finally, along with everyone else, I started working on a post about Trump’s assault on the free press.

I was inspired, as was everyone else, by his “Fake News Awards.”

What kind of a president does something so insulting to the free world, and to the press.

I was going to compare Trump to Roman Emperor Nero, Frances Maximilien Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin.

I was going to add that the Committee to Protect Journalists released a list of the world’s worst oppressors of free press, and guess who topped the list— Donald Trump was followed by Vladimir Putin, Tayyip Erdoğan, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I had been writing about this, but then I saw Republican Senator Flake speech. He covered it all. It was an excellent speech, given by a man who votes with Trump 90% of the time, but a good speech. Words.

I only would have added that this is not only Donald Trump attacking the free press. This is a conspiracy to undermine the truth. Trump has wealthy friends who want to keep him in office. They dictated much of the tax plan, and want to reap the benefits, and without the press Trump would stand a better chance at re-election. Like Trump and “fox and friends” said, 90% of Trump news is bad.

Trump’s friend Rupert Murdoch, owns Fox, and recently acquired the Wall Street Journal. According to Reuters, Murdoch has been in contact with AT&T, the owners of Time Warner/CNN. Murdoch wants to buy CNN- but AT&T is not interested in selling.

Now Trump’s Justice Department has recommended AT&T sell either its DirecTV unit or Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting unit – which includes CNN – if they want antitrust approval. A little strong arming is under way.

Nazis controlled half the newspapers published in Germany by 1944.

“If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter.”

~George Washington

Only 90% negative is too kind for Trump.

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No Oprah, But Thanks

The mood of the Golden Globe Awards last night was unusual. Most of Hollywood was draped in black, or wore pins that said “Time’s Up,” in solidarity for the “Me Too” movement. If you’ve been unplugged for the past four months I’ll explain briefly.

“Times Up” is what someone should have said to Nicole Kidman, but didn’t, when she won the first award of the night. She took much, much more than her fair share of time accepting the award, hogging the mic, and putting a futile game of catch up into motion… Kind of selfish? Mmhmm.

But that’s not what last night’s “Time’ Up” pins were for.

They symbolized the long overdue backlash against sexual predation that has erupted around the world. I believe Donald Trump’s election was the catalyst, but what really ignited the movement was an article in “The New Yorker Magazine” in which countless accusations, ranging from sexual harassment to rape, were levied against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

About last night, Seth Meyers hosted the “Golden Globes.” In his opening monologue, he kind of, sort of, jokingly asked Oprah to run for President. She had been sitting in the front row waiting to receive her lifetime achievement award. She laughed.

When the point in the show came for her to accept her award, she gave an eloquent impassioned speech, condemning all that is wrong in this racist, misogynistic world we live in, and she did it exceedingly well. Good job, congratulations, now just take the trophy and sit down.

What’s my problem? Why do I seem angry? I’ll try to express myself calmly. I have heard several celebrities “joking” that they might consider a run for the position of POTUS in 2020. I am not fooled. These aren’t jokes, these people are putting out feelers, gauging the response.

Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear to everyone, that anyone could be president, and a better one than he is.

No one could possibly be worse than “that fucking moron.” (Those are not my words… per say.) Rex Tillerson named him, and Rupert Murdoch baptized him. Trump has also been lovingly called “a fucking fool” by a former White House staffer.

So as to avoid further repeated dropping of the F-bomb in this post, because I’m classier than this, Trump shall here to for be referred to as TFM. (Below is a visual aid.)

I agree with the sentiment, that there is no one who could be worse at the job of POTUS than TFM, but that single criteria isn’t enough to qualify the next group of nominees.

I implore you all— The Rock-Dwayne Johnson, Shark Tank rich guy-Marc Cuban, Academy Award winning actor-Tom Hanks, the omnipotent-Oprah, and anyone else, please give your ego a rest, and just stop it. Stop it now.

Stop and consider instead the idea of electing an ethical politician to run government. This should be someone who has foreign policy experience, economic expertise, and someone who has a recorded history that shows us how they vote on various issues. This would be someone who has been tried and tested, and shown they are NOT in the pockets of Russians, or lobbyists. This would be someone who has gone into politics because they want to serve the people of America, rather than serve their already over inflated egos.

So I say HELL NO to Oprah, respectfully.

I’m not saying just any politician who has been grooming themselves for the job will do. I also say no to Corey Booker. In fact, he should try his hand at acting, because he “acts” like he fits the criteria I listed above, but in reality he is in big Pharma’s pockets. They own him. He regularly accepts large amounts of money in exchange for voting against reform. There will be no fair pricing on prescription drugs as long as Cory Booker has any say in it. And that my friends is an example of what is at the root of our failed healthcare system… greed.

I would be happy to vote for Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and, had things been different, I would have voted for Al Franken.

The common thread here is— they are politicians who have devoted their lives to public service. They are not celebrities, not that there’s anything wrong with celebrities, but they are ego driven. If they were not, they wouldn’t assume the presidency can be attained by virtue of their popularity alone.

Of course Oprah would do a better job than TFM, but so would the corpse from “Weekend at Bernie’s.” Nothing personal Oprah, but I’m about to blow a gasket because how fucking (oops) stupid would we be to make the same mistake??? We did this already and it didn’t work, bigly! Let’s move on.

Oprah is a great public speaker, but my vote is Hell no! She is not a politician. If she is sincerely interested in politics, why not start with Congress and prove herself there first?

I’m done.

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This is Orange Country

Well Trump fans, I’m calling you out. No more Miss Congeniality here, not today anyway. The tax scam has passed the senate. Are you happy? I think you are, because your limited cognitive ability hasn’t allowed you to understand what just happened. Now the bill will go through the perfunctory step of a GOP majority House vote and then we, the middle class, will scramble to figure out where the money is going to come from when our insurance premiums spike. Who is going to cover that which won’t be covered by the Russian Oligarchs, like Mikhaïl Fridman, who have invested so heavily in American healthcare, like Spectrum, the Devos family owned insurance company?

I know who will be scrambling and I’ll tell you. It is the middle class. That includes you white ladies who voted for a sexual predator, tipping the scale. I can say that because I am a white woman who did not vote in this evil clown administration. I won’t expound on that thought, but I am thinking them all.

I’d like to thank my “friends” here by name, but they don’t read my posts because they only read propaganda and watch Fox, as such, they know not what they did. They said— “What the hell, how much worse can he be.” Maybe when they visit their tax guy, he or she will explain it to them using numbers.

As you see, I am beyond angry. Politicians, republicans to be specific, have shown their cards and they are all Jokers. If this isn’t the beginning of the end of the GOP I’ll eat my voter registration card.

I do believe this is a temporary situation. November of 2018 will be when payback begins with a sizable special election. Reckoning will continue for years, because that’s how long it will take to undo the damage Trump’s GOP has done with their free reign in these long twelve months.

The problem is, by then a good chunk of American tax payer money will be gone…hidden offshore, millions more Americans will be without healthcare, and many people will have died over this.

GOP politicians won’t care if they’re voted out of office because none of them will need to work. They will all be made rich with this tax scam/ healthcare bomb. They have benefactors, the likes of the Mercers and the Koch brothers, to fund their futures.

What to do now?

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The Moral Compass of Trump and His Faux Christian Base

In his dystopian world

The fog filled sky

Emits a mist of piss

Heavy clouds

Excrete pelts of bullshit

That drop on unwitting

Witless souls whose own

Self doubt

Manifests as racism

God, they think it’s God, speaks to them

Through blondes and perverts

Reciting propaganda

On Fox

Dictating—

“Say Merry Christmas”

Fashion themselves

Christian

Pretend to pray

Evangelicals judging

Never consider

Their shortcomings

Archetype

Six days and the pedophile fiend

Has not conceded his loss

The predatory potus

With no moral compass

Demands

Accused Democrats step down

Although he himself will not

He fashions himself

Christian

Pretend to pray

While he let

Children’s Health Insurance Program

Expire months ago

Holds it for ransom

Takes food and healthcare

From poor and elderly

To stuff

Already overflowing pockets

Fashions himself

Christian

Pretend to pray

He demands the return of his emails

Yet emails illegally hacked

On his behalf by Wikileaks

Proved nothing, yet

Were used as his battle cry

Now

His own personal emails

Attained legally

Have left him

And his klan quaking

In fear and rage

As a good man

Works to expose their crimes

It will be sweet Justice

When emails prove to be

His kryptonite

That fucking moron

In the White House

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Roy Moore – Get the Hook

A pedophile lost but won’t concede

Desire for power— perhaps it’s greed

Judge of other’s sin:

Gays, migrants, women

Why not, try him for his crimes— Godspeed

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Isn’t Trump Ironic?

Donald Trump is full of ironies. He has long been known to rely on the old trick attributed to Nazi Joseph Goebbels— “Accuse others of that which you are guilty.” I can not find any confirmation that Goebbels actually said that, although it was a tactic Nazis readily used. It is also a tactic often used by four years olds, Donald J Trump included.

This week New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand asked Donald Trump to resign because of the string of sexual misconduct accusations against him. She was among the first female senate Democrats who successfully called for the resignation of Minnesota Senate Democrat Al Franken, after groping allegations were made against him. While Trump was vocal in his agreement that Franken should resign, he is not so easy to persuade to resign himself, even though the allegations against him are of a more violent nature and made by more women. He instead responded to Kristen Gillibrand with a disparaging tweet.

The tweet has been interpreted as “slut shaming,” and an implication that she achieved her political success using sex.

Of course Sarah Sanders, Donald Trump’s press secretary’s response was a quintessential act of spinning the offense back to the accuser.—”Your mind is in the gutter if you interpret the tweet that way.”

Gillibrand’s response to Trump was perfect.

(Snap.)

Donald Trump championed the Russian speaking, would be Alabama pedophile senate candidate—

Until he lost the election, and his revisionist history kicked in—

To be fair, Roy Moore should have won. That senate seat has been occupied by a Republican for 25 years, and would have been easy to inherit by any non-pedophile. In addition, when you factor in the level of voter suppression at work in Alabama yesterday, it is a wonder he didn’t win:

  • 3 ID checks at *some polling stations,
  • 90 minute waits at *some polling stations, and no wait at **others.
  • Police presence at *some polling stations to check warrants and intimidate.

*some precincts = those predominantly black voters

**others = those precincts with predominantly white voters

Alabama voter Brittany Bevelle, tweeted she had been listed as “inactive” at her local polling location. “Folks who have lived here longer than I’ve been alive….inactive,”

Rebecca Seung-Bickley, communications manager for the ACLU of Alabama told Newsweek— “We have been getting calls from people having different complications at our polling places, some of it we anticipated, like the inactive status situation. Unfortunately, some people are being told they can’t vote.”

There is a widespread sentiment that we must elect politicians who will combat election interference.

The irony is— you can’t vote in politicians who will combat election interference until election interference has been combatted… So how does that work?

As I wrote in my last post, the day before the Moore/Jones election, a court ordered polling stations not to delete electronic voting records in Alabama. The order was overturned late that same afternoon after an anonymous person filed a motion, giving polling stations the right to delete electronic voting data, making recounts or any investigations into fraud impossible.

Who does that order serve? Obviously it protects fraudulent election results. With the surprising turn of events, did any of the stations delete records? Roy Moore wants a recount, so who knows.

Why is it exit polls often overstate the turnout among black voters, college-educated voters, and other groups who generally vote Democratic, as they did overwhelmingly in 2016? My guess is, because their votes are often tampered with.

Despite all the attacks on our democratic process, the Democrat won in a red state, and this does not bode well for Trump, his supporters, or the GOP.

My favorite tweet today was penned by a Brit—

The only thing I can add is, Moore has done as much as Donald Trump to illuminate the hypocrisy of the evangelical church. While many in the GOP wisely separated themselves from Moore, they haven’t yet disavowed Trump. Democrats are now only 2 senate wins away from holding the majority, and Trump must be nervous.

If you ever need an example of a sore loser with the mental capacity of a four year old, Donald Trump is your man.

Trump’s thin skinned, poorly veiled insults never end, and the irony continues.

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