Saturday, October 29, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Can someone please explain to me why a man hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy from a rape charge, being fed information by the cyber intelligence apparatus of the former head of the old Soviet KGB, is so goddamned credible with regard to leaked emails that the media is willing to release said emails without verification? Further, can someone explain why Rudy Giuliani and Newt, the Hoot, Gingrich are the foremost spokesmen for Trump with regard to his treatment of women when the two of them enjoy the moral credibility of Bundy and the Ripper? Is this a reality show or just bad theater? You decide.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The cost of Obama care is going up. Over and over we hear this, but we don't get a clear explanation of why. The idea that the program is defective because the guy who pushed it is a black, Muslim, Socialist born on the planet Mongo - that is to say the Right's nonsense explanation - is allowed to stand by the corporate owned MSM. Here is an article that gives us a little more information, see quote below. My belief, the greed of the insurance industry is the problem. You decide.
"Obamacare was created to insure individuals who can’t get employer sponsored health insurance and assumed that health insurance companies actually wanted to provide health insurance. In reality health insurance companies are happier pocketing a fee to negotiate bad deals with providers with no actual risk to themselves."
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Although I have often taken issue with his politics/policies, and realize that like Bernie I am so far to his Left as to not be in his peripheral vision, in a series of lasts - this brought me to tears. I have said before, and will say again, when the historians take charge of his administration's history and record there will be Republicans and Blue Dogs running for the Potomac hell bent for leather.
Replacing Obama with Clinton will be like serving Melba Toast instead Italian bread and bruschetta made with fresh tomatoes and basil. Replacing Obama with Trump will be like filling a beautiful mountain stream with the contents of a septic tank. When that idiot and his apparatchiks talk about a third term of Obama, I can't help but think, "Oh yes, please. Lets keep him until we can find a human being with his dignity and grace who leans much farther Left, of course." Either that or bring back our Bernie.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
I have said before and will say again, I am no fan of Hillary Clinton. I will hold my nose and vote for her because Trump is unthinkable. Like it or not, and I don't, this is a binary election. Having said all of this, the stories of HRC abusing women to protect her husband seem specious to me.
What follows is a CNN Reality check of these accusations. CNN is no friend of Clinton's - no matter what Chump says - they lean Right when they are not leaning over backwards for the Right.
In this article they mention Lewinsky and Flowers. Both of those women knowingly and with intent of purpose engaged in adultery with a married man. Flowers continued her affair for years by her own admission.
If I had been Bill's First Lady in 1998, as I said to a dear friend, I would have bitch-slapped the aforementioned ladies back to the prom on Nightly News. Afterward I would have separated Sweet William from his boys, and you all could have called him Madam President.
I will entertain questions if I have failed to make myself clear.
Monday, October 10, 2016
This morning the media was lamenting the sorry state of our politics and the stench of last night’s debate. Of course they set much of this fiasco in motion, promoting Trump and to a lesser degree Clinton; feeding on the slime that has been spread around not just for the last year but for decades and coming full circle with the spectacle of Clinton accusers from nearly two decades ago meeting with Trump prior to the debate. Many people believe, and I concur, that the age of news as entertainment, ratings driven and happy to scrape the bottom of the barrel, began with Monica Lewinsky et al. That is when tabloid, yellow journalism replaced integrity and truth in the so-called legitimate press.
In last night’s crime against the American people one can clearly identify the usual suspects. The smug, self satisfied pundits who immediately gave the win to Trump because he didn’t fall off the stage, drool on his tie or miss an opportunity to feed his base red meat with first 33,000 then 39,000 erased emails, Bill’s dick and Benghazi – of course. After some sane fact checking and the reflection of Maddow’s superior mind, the accolades died down a bit when it became clear that most of what Trump said was hyperbole and outright bullshit. His stalking of Clinton, hovering over her shoulder and scowling at her back, not to mention threatening to have her jailed in a Trump administration, finally threw cold water on the idea that he did anything other than fire up the meatheads who slavishly follow him. Even the Caterpillar, Chris Matthews, and the Mad Hatter, Chuck Todd, realized that the idea of Trump jailing his political opponents was particularly chilling. That isn’t done in this country or any democratic country – it is tin-pot dictator, Fascist strong man knuckle dragging.
The evening wouldn’t have been complete without the appearance of the Only-If-You-Agree-With-Me-And-It-Serves-My-Political-Agenda-Christians. Kelleyanne Conway, a graduate of the Lee Atwater/Karl Rove School of political dirty tricks, spoke of her candidate’s masterful performance. It is worth noting that Ms. Conway hasn’t been a frequently seen political operative, post Clinton scandals when she opined often in the most strident of ways. Campaign chairperson in a presidential race is an incredible opportunity for her, never mind that she was hardly in a crowded field of applicants. It remains to be seen whether or not the stain of Trumpism will cost her more in the future then she has gained short-term.
Speaking of stains, one must wonder if an indelible blemish will remain on the snowy white head of the holy man and theocrat Mike Pence. In my estimation it is doubtful that he could have retained his governorship in Indiana, and might have slunk away to relative obscurity had he not been chosen for the second slot on the Republican ticket. To spite the bleating of the “experts” in the media, there are several reasons why he wouldn’t be a viable candidate for president. For instance, he opposed the Matthew Shepard and James Bryd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act while in the House; under the guise of religious freedom he passed one of the most egregious pieces of anti-LGBT legislation in the country to the detriment of his state’s economy; on March 24, 2016, he signed HEA 1337 which in his words would “ensure the dignified final treatment of the unborn” and mandated the burial or cremation of miscarried or aborted fetuses by health care facilities or the parents.
Having said all of this, it is my considered opinion that Pence may be as dangerous as Trump. He is a religious zealot, a fanatical extremist who is bound and determined to see his beliefs codified into a state religion via legislative or executive fiat. By way of demonstration I would suggest the reviewing of the part of the VP debate where Senator Kaine explained his views on religious freedom and contrast those ideas to any of the above-referenced legislative moves by Pence. To spite all the piety, this lover of the Lord accepted as contrition Trump’s insistence that Anderson Copper didn’t understand the nature of the “Access Hollywood” tapes. Clearly, Pence is terrified of becoming as irrelevant as some of Trumps other supporters, Christie, Giuliani and Gingrich come to mind, if he steps away from the campaign.
Terror seems to be running rampant in the Republican Party these days. Take Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, currently growing calluses on his scrotum from sitting the fence. Just this morning he came out with the statement that he won’t campaign for Trump, he won’t pull his endorsement, but he won’t work for him. He is telling down ballot Republicans to do what they must to insure that they win their race – ah the rotten stink of self interest. Apparently, he is terrified of losing the House majority. He should lose his job, but that is unlikely.
Today Pence and other Trump surrogates are out doing what they do best, Gaslighting. From news program to news program, network to network and back again, they are all busy telling us that we didn’t see what we saw, hear what we heard or know what we know. This is one of the preferred methods of abusive personalities to exert authority over those they mean to control. Anyone who doubts Trump’s proclivity for abuse might want to listen or re-listen to the “Access Hollywood” tapes.
My dad used to say that it is a great life if you don’t weaken and can keep your sense of humor. Unfortunately there isn’t much to laugh about these days. Trump and Clinton are the two most unpopular people to run for president in our history, and that isn’t funny. Most people will hold their nose and vote for one because they dislike them less than the other, and that is anything but funny. I will vote for Clinton, the politician, rather than Trump, the psychopath. Having to choose between an appearance of impropriety/corruption and the inevitability of catastrophe is the least funny thing I can imagine.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Two things are readily apparent to me as we go into the second debate. First, the Republican Party and their clowns in the MSM are genuinely shocked that we run politicians for office. Second, they would allow Jack the Ripper to represent their party simply because he didn't sexually assault his victims.
Hillary Clinton is a politicians, no better than she should be and no more honest or dishonest then everyone else in her profession. Save Bernie and Elizabeth Warren, I wouldn't trust any of them to tell me my eye color without checking the mirror.
Donald Trump is a monster, a racist, a misogynist, a greedy elitist and, I believe, a Fascist. All of this is known and has been for a long time. The media played upon it and the Republicans ignored it. It took an admission of sexual deviance to get their goddamned attention.
This is not a presidential election - it is a fucking circus. Be clear.