Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ABCs of the GOP

When in the minority the GOP blocked every possible move to make America great and move us forward in the World. And with every bill or rule they blocked they blamed the Democrats for not getting anything done.

But as bad and un-American as these terroristic tactics were they pale next to the fact that uneducated under-informed voters in America rewarded this terrible behavior by electing them into the majority.

Actually, a majority of Americans voted for the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.  But the Electoral Kindergarten and years of insidious gerrymandering by the Republicans negated the will of the people and installed a totally inept man into the White House and instilled hatred across the land.

Here are the simple ABCs of the anti-USA GOP. Every line has backup so please click the links (bold lettering) that support each claim for more information:

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Fish gotta swim
Birds gotta fly
Don't care the issue
dt’s gotta lie
Can't help hatin that evil man!

When his mouth is open
Don't care what you're hopin
He will disappoint you every time
He's like a crime!

Some say he's crazy
I say he's shrewd
Often times lazy
But always quite rude
Can't help hatin that evil man!

Sincerest apologies to the great Jerome Kern & the equally great Oscar Hammerstein II but not to the current incredibly NOT great resident of the White House!

Saturday, June 10, 2017


The following was written by Dan Rather:

As with many of my fellow Americans, I don't consider myself partisan politically - never have. I am a registered independent voter and have been for most of my life. With that in mind, I submit the following:
Can we please get this out of the way? None of what is happening at the top of government now is normal. None of it. And no one should normalize it. No one.

We have a President who lies without a second thought. Big bold lies that are easily disproven. That is not normal.

We have serious allegations around obstruction of justice by that President. That is not normal.

We have an FBI director fired for insisting to continue pursuing a serious investigation into the sanctify of our republic. It has never happened before in our history. That is not normal.

We have a hostile foreign power attacking and undermining our electoral process. That is not normal.

We have an Attorney General under a serious shadow of association with said foreign power, with indications that there is much more to this story than we yet know. That is not normal.

We have Federal judges, our closest foreign allies, and the free press under scurrilous attack from the President and his enablers. At the same time we have despots praised. That is not normal.

We have an Administration fanning the flames of division over race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and gender. That is not normal.

We have an overhaul of our entire health care system being written in secret on a rapid time frame. That is not normal.

We have a sordid confluence of the President's business interests and his political power. That is not normal.

The list could go on and on. And feel free to add your own to the comments section.

What concerns me even more than any of these items is the fact that they are largely being met by a shrug or excuses from most Republican elected officials. Even many Democrats seem overwhelmed and are inclined to let some of this just ride. That may be how politics works. But this is bigger. It's about our nation.

We are shifting the goalposts for our democracy. We are failing to be outraged by the outrageous because there is something even more outrageous that always seems to hit the news cycle. And that is dangerous.

What gives me hope is we have had waves of abnormality in our country's history. And we've had times when what we would consider now to be not normal, like segregation, was considered normal.

What has centered and saved our country time and again is civic engagement. I believe that most people in this nation don't think any of this is normal. And they could very well vote out those elected officials in both parties who are normalizing these outrages.

Thanks Dan, and may I add:

Monday, June 5, 2017


Anyone who knows me knows I can be quite opinionated and that can get some upset at me. Of course the fact that my opinions are usually correct doesn't help but that's for another time.
So I decided NOT to give my opinion of the current occupant of the White House and his merry band of morons (okay, I just did give a tiny taste of my thoughts) but rather let historical figures chime in on president #45.
(I apologize to any purists out there who feel I should capitalize his name or title but I just cannot bring myself to do that. And since this is my blog, tough.)
I call this piece:


Will Rogers: Well my catch phrase still stands since I never actually met donald trump.

Franklin D Roosevelt: November 8th 2016, a date which will live in infamy...

William Shakespeare through Macbeth: This poor player struts and frets far too long. This tale is surely about an idiot.

Teddy Roosevelt: He speaks not softly nor do his tiny hands carry a big stick. He is a bully!

Benito Mussolini: He's got some good ideas. I like him.

Nero: Now that he has decided to ignore Global Warming I have to remember where I placed my fiddle!

Alfred Hitchcock: This guy scares me. Although I could've used him in Topaz!

John Birch Society founders Bob Welch & Fred Koch (Yup daddy of Chas & Davey): Love the guy! But getting a bit impatient. When will he close down government already?

Carl Sagan: At SETI we search for intelligent life in the universe. Sadly with this guy at the helm it is getting harder to find it in America.

Adolf Hitler: He doesn't go far enough. How can he hope for a final solution if he allows laws to impede?

George Carlin: I think I can use many of those 7 dirty words to describe this president.

Winston Churchill: Never has so much been done to so many by so little a man.

Richard Nixon: Make no mistake about it, I was not a crook. But this guy? I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw the Watergate Hotel!

Jesus of Nazareth: He need not ban me from America, I wouldn't attempt to visit while he's president.

Mohammed Ali: I float like a butterfly & sting like a bee; I want time alone with that asshole dt!

Rod Serling: I was actually hoping this was one of my Twilight Zone episodes!

Fred Trump: Sorry America, I should've pulled out!

Saturday, May 27, 2017


America tests intelligence w/IQ exams, School ratings & psychological evaluations but leaves out one thing that stares us in the face every November.
We should add how voters act & react to policies put in place by politicians they voted for.
Will they vote for the same people next time even though the elected leaders did everything in their power to ruin the lives of their constituents?
For example, dt and the GOP have been trying to repeal our healthcare system ever since that black guy made it the law of the land. They want to take it away from 24 million Americans (sorry, the CBO now says it's only a mere 23 million Americans) and also remove social safety nets many have come to rely on such as Medicare and Social Security. And while they do that they'll be lowering taxes on the wealthiest among or rather over us!
Will the voters finally get it?
I doubt it!
But if some of them do then perhaps we can finally get back to a Democratic majority in both houses and to the business of really making America great again.

There are 528 days left until the midterm elections.

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Every once in a while I am forced to admit that other people express their feelings as good as I do, and sometimes, choke, better.
This lady shows her intelligently controlled anger at an old SOB and former Wyoming Repub (naturally) Senator Simpson.  Whenever this dolt opens his mouth it's clear he should change his first name to Homer!
Here is the lady's response to Mr. Simpson after one of his recent brain farts:

Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared "Social Security " to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. Here's a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana ... I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
"Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight!!!
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).
3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.
4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and "your ilk" pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your "shill commission" are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.
5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now "you morons" propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because "you idiots" mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.
6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you "incompetent bastards" spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" to your incompetence.

Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU:
1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.
And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed, leech. That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic, political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it. And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.
P.S. And stop calling Social Security benefits "entitlements". WHAT AN INSULT!!!!
I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years “It's my money”-give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks.

You Go Girl!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


With Trump committing treason nearly every day it's hard to pinpoint one thing that a true unbiased non partisan Justice Department could point to in order to throw this traitor in jail.
But perhaps they could look into one of the items noted below.
This is a copied list that I found typed by a concerned citizen and posted on Facebook.
It relates to whether or not the Trump administration has dangerous ties to Russia.
I can only take credit for pasting it here but ask that anyone interested in adding to it please do so.

It’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia…except for:

The Flynn thing
and the Manafort thing
and the Tillerson thing
and the Sessions thing
and the Kushner thing
and the Carter Page thing
and the Roger Stone thing
and the Felix Sater thing
and the Boris Ephsteyn thing
and the Rosneft thing
and the Gazprom thing
and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
and the Azerbajain thing
and the “I love Putin” thing
and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing
and the Sergey Kislyak thing
and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing
and the Russian Business Interests thing
and the Emoluments Clause thing
and the Alex Schnaider thing
and the hack of the DNC thing
and the Guccifer 2.0 thing
and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing
and the Russians mysteriously dying thing
and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing
and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing
and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
and the Cyprus bank thing
and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing
and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing
and the election hacking thing
and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
and the Steele Dossier thing
and the Leninist Bannon thing
and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
and Trump’s reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing
and Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing
so there’s probably nothing there since the swamp’s been drained, these people would never lie
probably why Nunes cancels the investigation meetings
all of this must be normal
just a bunch of separate dots with no connection.
And there’s more:
and the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing
and the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing
and the The Lead DOJ Investigator Mary McCord SUDDENLY in the middle of the investigation decides to resign thing
and the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by trump in the trump university scandal appointed to head the investigation thing
and the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing
and the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing
and the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn't do anything thing
and the Agent M16 following the money thing
And now the trump team KNEW about Flynn's involvement but hired him anyway thing.

If America is to survive we must rid ourselves of these dangerous evil self-serving traitors once and for all!

Friday, March 24, 2017

THE GOP and YOU & ME (Not so perfect together!)

Just what does the GOP stand for?
Well we know what they're against!

The list below shows the trump desired and GOP approved and backed budget changes by agency along with services they will affect.  The numbers in parentheses show the percentage trump wants taken away from these agencies.

You may agree with some and not with others but overall they point to a complete lack of compassion for and understanding of the needs of the citizens of this country!

I give you the trump 2018 budget:

Arts & Cultural Agencies (-100%)
This handles Public Broadcasting & The Arts
Eliminates all funding for:
          The National Endowment for the Arts;
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports public television and radio and PBS and NPR
(Big Bird gets killed by Big Turd!)

Environmental Protection Agency (-31%)
           They handle our Environment and such frivolous things as Clean Air & Potable Water as well as infrastructure work.

     Eliminates more than 50 programs and 3,200 job
     Discontinues funding for:
International climate-change programs
The Office of Research and Development in half
The Superfund cleanup program
The Office of Enforcement and Compliance

State Department (-29%)
             This one controls the safety of our Overseas Ambassadors (Cuts like they did before Benghazi!)
Reduces funding for:
U.N. peacekeeping
Development banks such as the World Bank
Most cultural-exchange programs
But keeps the Fulbright Program
And eliminates climate-change prevention programs, including pledged payments to U.N. climate-change programs

Agriculture Department (-21%)
            This department handles Food Safety & Animal rights

           Cuts to Women, Infants and Children nutrition assistance
           Eliminates McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program and the Water and Wastewater loan and grant program
           Staff reductions at USDA service center agencies around the country

Labor Department (-21%)
          This group is concerned with Worker’s Rights and Women's Rights and Civil Rights etc.

Eliminates Senior Community Service Employment Program (Aids low-income seniors find work)
Closes poor-performing centers for Job Corps (Job-training program for disadvantaged youth)
Eliminates grants to nonprofit groups and public agencies to pay for safety and health training
Expands efforts to reduce improper payments made to people receiving unemployment benefits.

Department of Health and Human Services (-18%)
            HHS is concerned with Poor People, People in Need, TANF (Temp Assistance for Needy Families) Public Health, Drug Safety, Availability of Safe Food, Local Healthcare Providers, Planned Parenthood, Paying for anyone’s Healthcare, Reproductive Rights, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. You know, nothing important!

Decreases funding for:
          The National Institutes of Health
Certain programs to train health professionals
But increases funding for efforts to prevent and treat opioid addictions
Eliminates the Fogarty International Center (Partnerships between U.S. and foreign health research institutions (We don’t need outside help!)

Commerce Department (-16%)

           Cuts from coastal research programs that ready communities for rising seas and worsening storms (Because climate change is a Chinese hoax of course!)
Eliminates popular $73 million Sea Grant program, which operates in conjunction with universities in 33 states
Eliminates Economic Development Administration (gives grants in struggling communities)

Education Department (-14%)
          Clearly this group handles our Nation's Public Education and Science

          Cuts grants for teacher training
Cuts grants for after-school and summer programs
Cuts aid programs to first-generation and low-income students
"Significantly" reduces federal work-study aid to college students
Increases charter school funding by $168 million
Creates new private-school choice program with $250 million
           (They sure do love their uneducated voters!)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (-13%)

          Community Development Block Grant program
Eliminates the HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Eliminates the Choice Neighborhoods program
Eliminates the Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program
Eliminates funding for Section 4 Community Development and Affordable Housing
Raises funding for lead-hazard reduction from $110 million to $130 million

Transportation Department (-13%)

           Shifts air traffic control outside the government! (For profit always works!)
Eliminates funding for many new transit projects and support for long-distance Amtrak trains.
Eliminates $175 million in subsidies for commercial flights to rural airports.
Cuts $499 million from the TIGER grant program (Funds dozens of road, transit and other projects.)

Interior Department (-12%)

           Eliminates funding for the 49 National Heritage Areas
Decreases funding for land acquisition
Wildfire suppression funding is likely to see a marginal increase

Energy Department (-6%)

           Cuts $900 million from the Office of Science
Eliminates Energy Star
Eliminates Weatherization Assistance Program
Eliminates ARPA-E
Eliminates Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program
Eliminates Title 17 loan guarantees

Small Business Administration (-5%)

Eliminates PRIME technical-assistance grants
Eliminates Growth Accelerators
Eliminates Regional Innovation Clusters, saving about $12 million
Cuts $1 million of $46 million of loan guarantees currently available to small-business owners

Treasury Department (-4%)

Against Taxes on the rich
Reduces funding for the Internal Revenue Service by $239 million
Eliminates grants for Community Development Financial Institutions, which provide financial services in economically distressed neighborhoods

Justice Department (-4%)
            Interested in, among other things Voter’s rights & Gun Control

           Cuts funding to reimburse state and local governments for costs of incarcerating certain undocumented immigrants (We get em – You pay for em)
Cuts $1 billion for federal prison construction (Favors private for profit prisons)
Adds $249 million of funding for the FBI, largely aimed at counterterrorism, cyber threats, more timely firearms purchase background checks and more crime data
Adds $80 million to adjudicate immigrant removal proceedings and hire more attorneys (Clearly our top priority is getting rid of immigrants!)

NASA (-1%)
           Science and Exploration of Earth and the universe, Duh!
           Cuts $102 million of funding from Earth science, terminating four missions aimed at understanding climate-change
Eliminates the $115 million Office of Education
Cuts $88 million from the Robotic Refueling Mission (Develops techniques to repair satellites)

Other items completely eliminated from the budget:

·        African Development Foundation
·        Appalachian Regional Commission
·        Chemical Safety Board
·        Corporation for National and Community Service
·        Corporation for Public Broadcasting
·        Delta Regional Authority
·        Denali Commission
·        Institute of Museum and Library Services
·        Inter-American Foundation
·        U.S. Trade and Development Agency
·        Legal Services Corporation
·        National Endowment for the Arts
·        National Endowment for the Humanities
·        Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
·        Northern Border Regional Commission
·        Overseas Private Investment Corporation
·        U.S. Institute of Peace
·        U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
·        Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

And a couple of agencies would get more money to disperse as they see fit:

Defense Dept. (+9%)

Increases the size of the Army and Marine Corps
Increases the number of ships in the Navy's fleet
Buys F-35 Joint Strike Fighters more rapidly
Increases spending to keep Air Force combat planes ready to fly

Homeland Security (+7%)

Cuts $667 million from grant programs to state and local agencies, including pre-disaster mitigation grants and counterterrorism funding
Raises the TSA Passenger Security Fee passengers flying out of US airports

But one thing has not and never will change, they will fight to the death to protect the rights of a fetus until it is born!

So the bottom line is: