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!