Ugh!

A0AA2FCA-06EB-484D-8C68-69A557D515CD.jpegPlease don’t tell me to let this go. I want this to end. I want to so stop scanning the news with hopes of more indictments. I don’t have to worry about Social Security disappearing. I want healthcare. I want to go back to micromanaging my spawn. (They are doing fine, but this is about me.)

I want this to end, and until it ends I won’t let it go. I suppose if it does end there will be nothing to let go of and that’s fine. 

I remember the days before phrases like— shell company, offshoring, real estate bubble, embezzlement, insider trading, energy crisis, bankruptcy as a business strategy, unethical banking practices, predatory lending, “golden parachute,” white collar criminal, the ______(insert political family name here) family ruthlessness… These were phrases were as commonplace as phrases like “do these pants make my ass look fat”, in the days when the coveted answer would have been “no”, around from 2001 through the global financial market crash in 2008. They’ve made a comeback, the phrases, not smaller sized asses.

The world went through a difficult time. Some markets and many private citizens never recovered, but regulations were put in place (by President Obama), to ensure it could never happen again. 

If you’ve never watched the 2005 documentary “The Smartest Guys in the Room,” I’d suggest taking the time to do so. 

Anyway, the phrases listed above have become commonplace again because the first thing Donald Trump did after his inauguration was to de-regulate banks. He and his enablers have been robbing us blind ever since.

History is repeating itself.

It is unforgivable to me that there are enough people, who have no idea what happened a decade ago, to allow it to happen again.

I’ve said this before. We are watching a crash in slow motion. We are watching, and listening as McConnell and Ryan warn us that they will take our “entitlements” to lower the deficit they caused, but we aren’t doing anything to stop them.

DC38E215-A2E5-41C2-97D6-0AEFEAA8BDEE.jpegWe are told by the good guys, who have been rendered helpless due to numbers, the only way to stop this Kleptocracy is to vote a straight democratic ticket, but the chronically apathetic must get off their chaise lounge and vote in order to compensate for the cheating we can see happening by Republicans… in broad daylight.

If you read beyond the stories that beg you to vote, you might become aware of the large scale voter suppression underway: registration purges in largely democratic districts, precinct closings in poor neighborhoods (to cause confusion and discourage the poor from voting), and plans to tamper with touch screen voting machines, not coincidentally these machines are in key states, and they leave no paper trail. 

This is a democracy. Citizens are supposed to decide who will represent them, not billionaires like the Mercers or Koch brothers, and certainly not Vladimir Putin. 

Enough of my selfish, snowflake, libtard complaints. Let’s look at a true American tragedy. 

Poor Heidi Cruz, Mrs Ted Cruz, has sacrificed so much for this country. I had no idea, but she may never own a second home. Senators must suffer, and find a way to to live on $174k.

Heidi Cruz complains about Ted’s $174,000 Senate salary: ‘We’re not buying a second home anytime soon’

96A62769-788F-433B-9569-35B073BD1B18.jpegWhat ever did they do with all that NRA/Russia money, and the mysterious money from “other?”

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What kind of a second home does Heidi Cruz want? 

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$11 million wont pay for a second house? We know they aren’t paying taxes.

News Story Poetry

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Two top stories in the news today:

First: BMitch McConnell demands you pay

For the GOP corporate tax scam 

And tax cuts for his rich friends, the man.

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You’ll start by giving up Medicaid,

And more such items for which you’ve paid,

Social Security, Medicare,

No matter… retirement will be rare.

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The middle class and poor are to blame

For the deficit, they should be ashamed.

Their money funded entitlements

Have been offshored. Good luck paying rent.

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The second story might give you hope,

Although we have three more weeks to cope:

Two unnamed officials have disclosed

Mueller’s case has two key parts composed.

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After midterms he’ll share his report.

What will election results support?

Findings pertain to: Trump’s obstruction,

And Russia stealing the election.

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How is Trump’s collusion file defined? 

Mueller’s answers go to Rosenstein, 

Our Deputy Attorney General.

Will he disrupt the US free fall?

Mitch McConnell says deficit ballooned because of Social Security, Medicare, not Republican Tax Cuts

Robert Mueller Ready to Announce if Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia: Report

That’s What Mitch Said… a poem

On October 10, at some point in the morning

Senator Mitch McConnell issued a warning

If next month Democrats win the majority 

Proceed with caution, ignore criminality

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Regarding “presidential harassment” – conflates

Impeachment, indictment, DO NOT INVESTIGATE

This warning is with regards to 2020

Be it private or commerce — ruble or penny 

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Treason, tax fraud, caged kids, sex crimes, emmoluments

Leave all of it be, that’s his selfless argument

Let Trump and the GOP slide, that’s what Mitch said

Or you’ll “help the president get re-elected”  

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Coward Mitch McConnell is failing to mention

An Oligarch paid him $2.5 million 

Briefed early on about Russian interference 

He kept the facts quiet and demanded adherence 

McConnell warns Democrats to think carefully about ‘presidential harassment’ if they win House majority

Autocracy Today… a limerick

The United States Ambassador to 

The United Nations, today is through

The speculation

Ivanka’s the one

Planned to step into Nikki Haley’s shoes

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If you’re among those who are unconcerned

Open a history book, share what you’ve learned

Once a Democracy

Now an Autocracy

I think it is safe to say we were warned

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Think of what Trump’s words on Sunday betray

He predicted on that Election Day

Democrats will vote

GOP, take note,

Election tampering is underway

Susan Collins, King Maker

I am directing my anger today at Senator Susan Collins (R/ME), however it could easily be transferred to one of a number of equally deserving Senators.

“We… ya know… I tell you what, I happen to know some United States Senators, one who is on the other side who is pretty aggressive. I’ve seen that person in very bad situations… okay? I’ve seen that person in very very bad situations, somewhat compromising, and you know— and I think it’s very unfair to bring up things like this. However, whatever the senators want is okay with me.” ~Donald Trump, October 1, 2018

I could be aiming my fury at the Democrat who Trump so effectively blackmailed ON CAMERA this week, (Are you there mainstream media, it’s me, Lydia) theamominush’ Senator he threatened to expose… If only I could figure out who he meant. 🤔

(Or) I could direct today’s rant at the only Democrat who turned coat to vote “aye” with the Republicans, Senator Joe Manchin (D/WV).

(Manchin is father of the equally despicable CEO for Mylar Pharmaceuticals, Heather Bresch, the woman who gave herself a 471% pay increase after increasing the price of the lifesaving EpiPen 461%.)

I could also go off on Flake, GrASSley, McConnell, Hatch, Kennedy, Trump…

I choose to focus on Senator Susan Collins for now. Why? Because clearly she wants the attention. This is her modus operandi. She feigns angst, and thoughtfulness. She would never admit to knowing how she was going to vote on day one. She waited until the last possible moment to show her cards.

I know a few others did that too, and although Collins is a fraud, so are all politicians. Why am I so angry at Susan Collins when there are 50 other Senators who voted in THE BLACKOUT DRUNK FRAT BOY RAPIST?

I am angry because Susan Collins played with victims of sexual assault, like a cat plays with a mouse before it kills it, then she sold out her own gender.

Collins held us hostage yesterday with empty hope. She gave a stellar performance on the senate floor yesterday. Her one woman show, her harridan harangue, that rapacious rant, a savage soliloquy, was all she wanted all along. She never intended to vote yes. NEVER. She wanted an audience.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” ~Plato

Her diatribe was so long I forgot what Kavanaugh was … for a minute.

She never intended to vote no to the man who will decimate women’s rights, the rights of labor, healthcare, contraception, money in politics, voting rights, LGBT rights, climate change, grant unlimited executive power…

Why? I think her husband might have something to do with it. He is lobbyist Thomas Daffron of Jefferson Consulting Group. He is on the payroll of Russian oligarchs.

There is no question as to whether Senator Collins is compromised. Okay, so why can’t she be compromised and shut up like the rest of the GOP?

Collins is willing to look into they eyes of her constituents and nod, but she doesn’t hear them because, if you listen very carefully when she nods, you can hear the rubles clinking in her head. The clinking rubles have made it impossible for to hear the voices of those she works for.

(In reviewing and editing this post prior to publishing, I have reached the halfway point. This is a long post, reminding me that in order to hold a readers interest, a writer must “kill her babies.” Not literally, ‘babies’ is a metaphor for words. I must cut off this post here. Meh, fuck that.)

Senator Collins feigned her indecision, then she displayed her selective memory. Her argument might have been a good one if you didn’t know she was omitting the TRUTH of Kavanaugh’s flaws, or of the sham of an FBI investigation.

She selectively forgot Kavanaugh’s continued delay and denial of an immigrant teen who had been raped and wanted an abortion: Garza v Hargan. Kavanaugh attempted to block her from obtaining a lawful abortion. Two DDCOAs judges stepped in just before it would have been too late.

She ignored Kavanaugh’s lies under oath (a felony by any other name would smell as illegal). She forgot his bombastic behavior while he was questioned by the Democrats on the committee. She overlooked the 93% of his resume the GOP felt it needed to bury,

Susan Collins is condescendingly sorry for Dr Ford, but said there just “wasn’t enough evidence” to rob Kavanaugh of his Judicial robe.

Susan, how ya gonna see the evidence** with your eyes closed?

The following is a statement from Dr Blasey Ford’s attorneys: **The FBI was not allowed to find evidence. The 1600 pages of tips called into the FBI tip hotlines were ignored. This investigation ignored 3 eyewitnesses to sexual assault, 22 perjuries, 48 corroborating witnesses, 16 prior disclosures, and dozens of Kavanaugh’s classmates who called him a liar.

All the corroboration was essentially turned around and slapped on the ass before it was pushed away.

Forget the sexual assault for a minute if you can, and consider:

  • 100,000 unreleased documents
  • Who paid his gambling debts?
  • Who bought his $1.5 million house?
  • Who paid his $92,000 golf club fee

WHY DIDN’T ANYONE ASK HIM THOSE QUESTIONS? What happened to “due process?”

  • Collins ignored Kavanaugh’s repeated PERJURY, he lied about provable facts:
    • The drinking age in Maryland at the time.
    • He lied about watching Dr Fords testimony.
    • He lied about his partisanship, then lashed out in an unhinged rant, claiming revenge by the Clintons, dark money spent to destroy him, and something hateful about the Senate Democrats who were about to question him.
    • He lied about sexual innuendo in his yearbook: “Devil’s Triangle,” “Boofing,” “FffffForth of July,” and slut shaming “Renata.”
  • *He contacted his high school friends asking them to back up his lies. There are texts proving that. I’m pretty sure that would fall into the category of witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
    • He lied about timing. When had he heard about Ramirez, his Yale classmate’s accusation? It was prior to Dr Ford coming forward.
  • I’ll spare a minute for Jeff Flake. He played the same game Collins played. He said he would vote no if it was clear Kavanaugh lied, he would vote no if the one week long FBI investigation was not thorough, and finally, he said unless “something big” happens, he’d be voting yes.

    Define big.

    Kenneth Appold, was among the 48 witnesses who were ignored by the FBI. He is a respected Princeton Professor of Reformation History, and he wanted to tell the FBI that he learned of the Deborah Ramirez Yale incident with his suite mate Brett Kavanaugh the day it happened.

    I’d say that’s big.

    Groups who rejected Kavanaugh, and called for an FBI investigation that isn’t a SHAM:
    • ACLU
    • American Bar Association
    • Amnesty International
    • Harvard U
    • Jesuit Order
    • National Council of Churches
    • Yale Law School
    • 650+ Law Professors
  • Groups who were satisfied with the information they were spoon fed by Chuck GrASSley:
  • The GOP Senate majority and one Democratic Senator, Manchin
  • Collins’ view of Kavanaugh, is in opposition to the widely held public opinion of him. He is a nominee without public support, nominated by a historically unpopular president, an un-indicted co-conspirator who lost the popular vote by 3 million.

    In 2012, despite earning 1.4 million fewer votes, Republicans retained the U.S.House of Representatives, thanks to gerrymandering.

    Kavanaugh is about to confirmed by a Senate majority who were gerrymandered into their seats, and who represent a manipulated minority of the country whose votes hold more weight than they ought.

    The electoral fffffucking college, voter suppression, gerrymandering, and VOTER APATHY, are how we got here.

    The majority has been minimized…

    WE ALL NEED TO VOTE if we want to take our country back.

    Kavanaugh’s confirmation puts women’s rights, workers’ rights, LGBT rights, voting rights, the affordable health care, Social Security, and the planet, at risk.

    I’ll wind this up now. (You’re welcome.)

    Susan Collins, who ALWAYS plays the undecided moderate Senator, is not a moderate. She’s a Republican through and through in Trump’s pocket.

    She called on Al Franken to resign without the “due process and presumption of innocence” that she has given Kavanaugh.

    Thanks to you MS Collins, Donald Trump now has control of all three branches of government. How long do you think it will be before he ends the Mueller investigation and pardons all his criminal conspirators? You have crowned him King.

    Trump makes vague threat to unnamed Democratic senator while defending Kavanaugh: ‘I’ve seen that person in very, very bad situations’

    YOU CAN NOT STOP THE CONFIRMATION CLOCK

    There are some shady goings on in Washington, death threats for opposition to a Judicial nomination, and for victims who come forward to report crimes. Is this normal?

    It’s not normal, but it’s also not new. The woman who came forward to accuse pedophile Roy Moore of sexual assault received death threats before her house was burned to the ground, in what has been determined to be arson.

    Anita Hill, who came forward to report the sexual harassment of now SCOTUS Clarence Thomas, recurved death threats.

    The desperation we have seen on the GOP side of the Confirmation Committee has been more than a little strange. Lindsey Graham’s manic outburst would lead one to believe there is more at stake here than republicans having control of all three branches of government… for a time, and one would be correct.

    And why is GW Bush interfering? Let’s look back a few years.

    Before Trump, George W Bush was the all time worst president in the history of the US. He trashed our economy, he allowed 9/11 to take place, (my opinion), to have an excuse to start a war over oil with a country wholly unconnected to the attack.

    Although he recently had an endearing moment, when he snuck Michele Obama candy during John McCain’s funeral, and I almost forgot who he is, he reminded me.

    He is responsible for an unnecessary war, countless deaths and, like Donald Trump, he stole his election in 2000.

    The 43rd President of the United States should have been Al Gore, not George W.

    Al Gore, like Hillary, won the popular vote, and the electoral win for Gore was dependent the state of Florida, where George W Bush’s brother Jeb was Governor.

    The Florida votes were still undecided in December of 2000, because of a state-mandated recount due to the narrow margin of election results, about 200 votes.

    (YOUR VOTE MATTERS)

    That was the point Brett Kavanaugh joined Bush’s legal team. They wanted to stop the ballot recount in Florida, because like today Republicans like to block truth.

    A re-count of votes by hand was underway, but was halted thanks to the efforts of… current Supreme Court Judicial Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He begged SCOTUS intervention to stop the re-count, and it was granted.

    Imagine what the world would be like had Al Gore been allowed to serve. One thing we know for sure, the planet would be in a far better place. Another, there would have been no Iraq war. Millions would be alive who were killed as a result. Our economy, strong until Bush and his evil puppet master Dick Cheney’s kleptocratic policies destroyed world markets.

    Brett Kavanaugh has longstanding ties to former President George W. Bush, as does his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh. They met while working for shrub.

    It was Brett Kavanaugh who, in 2005, woke up George W. Bush in the middle of the night to have him sign legislation to keep Terri Schiavo, alive against the wishes of her husband. She was the Tampa Bay Area woman who had been declared brain dead after collapsing in her home in 1990. She had been kept alive for 15 years.

    Brett Kavanaugh’s bio defines his ties to Bush “From July 2003 until his appointment to the court in 2006, he was Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary to President Bush.”

    Kavanaugh, the former staff secretary to George W. Bush, also played a role in drafting the Ken Starr report into the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.

    Bush nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to the position he has held since 2006 on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C.

    Kavanaugh lied and denied during his first, failed nomination in 2002, but tried again in 2006, and was appointed. (His lie pertaining to emails stolen from Democrats on the senate.) He still maintains that lie regardless of several e-mails he sent titled “Spying” in which the subject was said e-mails.

    Bush and Kavanaugh are both Yale alum who belonged to the same misogynistic frat house.

    With such a common history it is no wonder Bush called every Senator this week, who is listed as “undecided” on the matter of Kavanaugh’s Judicial confirmation, to urge them to vote Brett Kavanaugh in.

    That’s when I realized, Shrub could have dropped 20 lbs of Swedish fish (my fav) on Michelle Obama’s lap during McCain’s funeral, but it doesn’t change the fact that George W Bush is an unethical human being.

    Jeff Flake, possibly the easiest Senator to persuade, is receiving threats for his insistence on a week long delay in the SCOTUS vote, and an FBI investigation into nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is hiding something.

    Flake’s planned talk in Boston moved amid safety concerns – The Boston Globe

    YOU CAN NOT STOP THE CLOCK

    The desperate race with the clock by the GOP is motivated by self preservation. Some are compromised, some could be considered to have at least attempted to obstruct the Mueller investigation, many have ties to Russian money.

    Remember when the Russians hacked the DNC e-mails? They also hacked the RNC e-mails. The Russians leaked the Democrat’s e-mails, to destroy them. They are holding the Republican’s e-mails, to control them.

    They need Kavanaugh now because of the following:

    This is the rush and what we thought was an arbitrary deadline was a machiavellian manipulation.

    Senator Jeff Flake was successful in his request for. weeklong sabbatical during which the FBI is supposed to resume their Judge RapeyK background check.

    It’s unfortunate Senator Flake is enduring the wrath of Trump’s base, and death threats, when you consider this FBI investigation is a farce.

    Doh… Trump is lying!

    You didn’t really expect Trump to allow an investigation into RapeyK, did you?

    Even state news media Fox is reporting the truth on this one:

    The GOP Senate has enough reason to vote no without further investigation. Kavanaugh showed himself to be an extension of the GOP. Judges are required to be neutral, but he made his disdain for democrats clear, and the Clintons, and the media.

    The most confounding element in this confirmation are the blatant lies:

    Kavanaugh has lied about EVERYTHING:

    • Credit card debt payoff

    • House down payment

    • 2002 stolen emails

    • Legal drinking age

    • Drinking

    • Devil’sTriangle

    • Ralphing

    • Boofing

    • YALE admittance w/out connections

    • Renata

    • Watching Ford’s testimony—

    And here GQ magazine lists more lies:

    All of Brett Kavanaugh’s Lies

    How many times was the phrase “under penalty of perjury” quoted during the confirmation?

    WHY IS BRETT KAVANAUGH NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR LYING UNDER OATH?

    Since Dr Ford’s testimony, the ACLU has come forward to opposes Kavanaugh.

    the American Bar Association wants an FBI investigation.

    “You libtards are getting what you want and your [sic] still complaining!” ~Several Random Idiots

    AS PER WHITE HOUSE INSTRUCTIONS:

    – If FBI learns of others who can corroborate what the existing witnesses are saying, agents may NOT be able to contact them under the terms laid out by the White House

    – FBI can NOT talk to supermarket where Mark Judge worked

    – FBI can’t look into Kavanaugh’s drinking

    Does this constitute Obstruction of Justiciary justice? (uneducated guess) It’s not a criminal investigation, so probably not.

    I think we all need a laugh, so I’m attaching last night’s SNL opening skit.

    Matt Damon plays angry Kavanaugh on ‘Saturday Night Live’