Sunday, May 14, 2017

WE'RE ENTITLED TO OUR MONEY!

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.
DOH!
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

THE GOP WILL DO NOTHING SO THE VOTERS MUST!


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.

My question tot he voters of America - WILL YOU PLEASE WAKE THE HELL UP AND REPEAL AND REPLACE THE ENTIRE GOP ALREADY?
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%)

Eliminates:
          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:
THE GOP IS AGAINST YOU!
SO WHY DO YOU KEEP VOTING FOR THEM?



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND - AS THE REPUB VOTER!

It seems as though for my entire aware life the only promises Repubs have kept are the ones for the wealthiest of the country and in some cases the World. As for the rest of us, the bulk of the voters we've only been given fantasies and hope.
But facts are facts.
Perhaps that's why the GOP hates science and reason.
The wealth gap in America has widened considerably ever since god Reagan (Ronald or Nancy, one cannot be completely certain which) started the downfall of the Middle Class.
Household income has continuously dropped while the top 1 or 2% have not only become wealthier but also less taxed.
Our national debt has risen under every Repub President.
The debt is lowered under every Democratic President.
Yet most people believe the GOP lie that it's the other way around. Democrats are the tax and spend party thus raising the debt.
Here's one of those annoying facts of life:
In order to spend money you must have money.
Sounds intuitive but trust me I can point to at least 62 million voters who don't understand it.
One way to raise the Nat'l Debt is to declare and wage war without raising money (taxes) to pay for it.
Nobody wants to pay higher taxes but if we give tax breaks to people who can most afford to pay higher taxes where will the money come from?
Anyone?
Beuhler?
Anyone?
THE MIDDLE CLASS, or what's left of it will have to pay!
But people may start to catch on to the tactic so instead of actually raising middle class taxes the GOP cleverly reduces funding for services the middle class relies on.
Oh nothing fantastic you see, just healthcare and school lunch programs and anything not needed by the wealthy donors of the country!
The bottom line is that during my lifetime, and sadly I'm no teen, one political party has consistently and ruthlessly and unabashedly done everything in their power to steal from the poor and give to the rich! And in return the rich have always shown their appreciation with commission checks in the form of campaign dollars and countless perks for the families of the Repubs.
As I enter my so called golden years the race is on. Will the American voter finally wake up and see who is and who is not on their side before I am no longer an aware human being?
Next shot comes in just under 2 years.
Fingers crossed!



Thursday, February 16, 2017

EXCERPT FROM THE SOUND OF DT


Putie & Kim Jong & all other shitheads
Gunmen & G-Men & young girls in their beds
Lying to masses, the anger it brings
These are a few of his favorite things.

Closing our borders to anyone not white
Pander to needs of the nuts on the far right
Hobnob with rulers, dictators, and kings
These are some more of his favorite things,

When he sounds dumb
He won't be glum
No use feeling sad
He simply remembers those showers of gold
He's happiest when he's bad!

(Hopefully this show won't run as long as the original!)



Friday, February 3, 2017

A PLEA FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE

Getting rid of filibusters and lowering the number of Senators needed to pass bills in Congress back down to a simple majority hasn't happened in ages since the party in the majority is always worried about reprisals when the pendulum swings and they find themselves in the minority.
The only way one party would risk setting this precedent (or president as dt would spell it) is if they were certain they could gain and hold the majority in Congress for decades.
There are strong hints that the Repubs are in fact ready to risk the wrath of the majority of American citizens by doing just that! This would effectively render the Democratic Party obsolete.
The insidious Repub Party has quietly gerrymandered districts across America for decades and in doing so changed the political landscape in their favor.
The plan has slowly but surely given them the edge in more and more elections. And even though there are more registered Democrats nationwide their votes do not create majorities in many States. This means fewer Democratic Senators and far fewer Representative in the House.
Every American interested in fair government should treat themselves to a look at their own election district map. In many cases the outline looks like a huge bowtie with possibly as small a center as one block!
HERE'S AN EXAMPLE FROM 2004
NOTICE HOW MANY RED DISTRICTS VS BLUE!
This pulls and pools all the Democratic leaning voters into one district while splitting those of Republicans into several districts of their own. And this absurdity could result in 1 Representative for Democrats but possibly 3 or 4 for the Repubs in districts that used to be the other way around.
How can they get away with this?
Every 10 years whichever political party holds the majority in their State gets to redistrict or gerrymander their territory. The next chance human beings have to stop this awful trend toward the dark side is 2020.
The 2018 so-called midterm elections are unbelievably important as we can send a message to Congress that we're mad as hell and, well you know.
But after that the most important vote of our lifetime will take place during the 2020 Presidential election.  At that time we must get rid of President Pence or Bannon or Putin, or whoever is pulling the strings by then.
If we can't turn the Ship of State around we are headed for a titanic-like disaster.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

WE DIDN'T VOTE FOR DONNIE

If I don't suggest what tune you should use to sing this post then I can't be sued by Billy Joel, right? 😀  So you're on your own!


Muslim ban, Putin fan, followed by the white sheet clan
Build a wall, make it tall, civil rights is dead
Email hack, scruples lack, crazy acts, alternative facts
Comey, homey, tweet tirades from your bed

Party schism, nepotism, taxes hidden, News forbidden
Plagiarize, telling lies, defund everything
Inauguration crowd-gate, How’m I doing ain’t I great
Bad Trump steaks, promise breaks, cronies in the West Wing

We didn’t vote for Donnie
The Electoral College
Picked a guy with no knowledge

We didn’t vote for Donnie
And with nukes he’s flirting
While the country’s hurting

Tax breaks for your friends, disenfranchise never ends
Healthcare, I don’t care, tariffs now placed everywhere
Selling access, voter fraud, fake news, no peace accord
Fox News, right wing views, that crazy orange hair

We didn’t vote for Donnie
With the nukes he’s flirting
While the country’s hurting

We didn’t vote for Donnie
But he has the football
And if pissed well that’s all

Alec Baldwin Kelly Anne, phony college, business plan
Oil pipelines, bad faith deals, stop the needy’s food stamp meals
Fan the fires, muzzle aides, EPA will soon be lost
Bankruptcies, detainees, protest march, atrocities
Executive powers, Golden showers, all at such an awful cost

ACA
Blown away
What more do I have to say?

We didn’t vote for Donnie
Know the man’s not worth piss
Read the book Red Notice

We didn’t vote for Donnie
With the nukes he’s flirting
While the country’s hurting.

We didn't vote for Donnie
But while he makes no sense
Look behind & there's Pence.