Thursday, March 23, 2017

Only the Republicans

Only the Republicans can find fault with millions of people having health insurance. Only the Republicans can fail to see the complicity of greedy insurance and pharmaceutical companies in the problems that plague the ACA. Only the Republicans can celebrate that greed so flagrantly by offering tax cuts to these corporations in this disgraceful mess they are offering up today. Question, why in hell are these malignant, spiteful, elitist, bloody-minded pseudo-aristocrats still in office? 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Stop Normalizing Trump!!!

If I hear one more person say that we can't take Trump literally only seriously, I will jump through the T.V. screen and rip their tongue out. We are suppose to be able to take the Leader of the Free World literally. If I wanted serious symbolic metaphor, I would read Jung on the Archetypes or Edgar Allan Poe's "The Mask of the Red Death," "The Sphinx," and the "Conqueror Worm." Jung was on a path of cosmic consciousness; Trump is barely awake. Poe was a genius creating art out of his nightmares; Trump is a nightmare.
Normalizing Trump is becoming the second great scandal of the modern media - helping get the swaggering schlemiel elected is the first.

Bend Over

The new Republican healthcare bill is odious on its face if you don't happen to be part of the one or two percent of people who wallow in wealth and get paid for the privilege. Within its bowels there is a $400 million dollar tax break for health insurance executives - you may remember Trump making a big show of meeting with these people some days ago at the White House.
"The proposed tax break, buried in cryptic language in the Republican plan, would allow health insurers to more fully deduct the value of their executives' compensation on their taxes. That compensation can be as high as tens of millions of dollars, in the case of CEOs of insurers."
The Republican Party has cheated the working man and woman for decades. They have taken our money, devalued our labor and blamed us when their excesses have sent the economy into free fall. This, however, this is criminal. Millions will lose their health insurance, while the parasites who prey on the health of the American people get richer. Resist!!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Speaking Out on Twitter

The new Republican replacement bill for the ACA targets the usually suspects - the poor, the elderly and the sick. Paul Ryan and his Republican House Caucus are liars and cheats. I call on all my Christian friends to call out these twisted charlatans for what they are - Pharisees. Imitate your Christ and run them out of the government.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reality Imitates Fiction

"... Liars do not fear the truth if there are enough liars. ... the devil is just one man with a plan, but evil, true evil is a collaboration of men ..." Fox Mulder, X-Files Season 9, Episode 19 "The Truth"

Monday, February 20, 2017

Doing It All Over Again

Listening to a debate in the British Parliament today, and apparently the Kool-Aid is flowing across the Pond. The Conservatives are all for sucking up to Trump to get a trade deal. Even willing to, as one lovely Scotsman put it, "Pimp out the Queen." The Liberals objecting to Trumps racism, misogyny, cruelty, ignorance and general distastefulness also mention that he has refused to meet with Prince Charles. Charles is England's Al Gore on the issue of climate change.
As in this country the Conservatives spit out the word Liberal with the usual venom of a Party that defends self interest over the common good. Self righteous and self serving as they are, someone should remind them that Chamberlain was a Conservative. For as much as the stink of humanity learns from the past, one could say of history, as the Bard said of life, "it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned

Today in the news:  Trump tells Netanyahu that a one state or two state solution is okay with him; he tells our NATO allies that they will have to put more money toward their national defense or he is going to rethink our commitment; he prepares to put a billionaire crony in charge of “reviewing” our intelligence community – guy’s background is in business.  Through it all he changes his story about Flynn, again.  It seems that the man who lost his trust is now a wonderful man who has been badly abused by the media.  Who hasn’t in Trump’s world? 

Clearly, he is a coward and a fool; an extortionist; a liar and a bully too stupid to know that our intelligence community covert and dangerous as they are will eat his lunch. Mostly he is an embarrassment. 

Finally, you can’t make this shit up.  Neither Poe nor Coleridge every smoked enough opium; neither Asimov nor Carter ever stepped far enough out of the known world to imagine this monster on any level. We are fucked.