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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

GONNA BUILD ME A BIG WALL


I sincerely believe that the wonderful and talented Sammy Davis Jr would not be too upset with this slightly altered version of one of his great hits.

Gonna build me a big wall
Don’t need no bill
Gonna build me a big wall
Like I said I will
Gonna build me a big wall
Gonna build it high
I don't know how I'm gonna do it
And really even don’t know why


Gonna get me a gold stream
Flowing warm and true
Gonna bathe in that gold stream
Till I'm turning blue
Gonna love that gold stream
I am telling you
Gonna build a big wall and a gold stream
Gonna make them both come true


Gonna be in heaven
While you’re all in hell
Gonna be in heaven
So you can go to hell
When I build my big wall using all your cash
Then I sit in my gold stream at the big wall
And I'll be in pig heaven there.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

THE GYPSY PRESIDENT

With apologies to Arthur Laurents please sing this post to the tune of, well you know!


I’ll be great
I’ll be swell
Even while the whole world goes to Hell
I was PUT IN this place
To destroy human race
And nothing’s gonna stop me till I’m through!
Honey I’m gonna raise Mid class taxes
So all the workers get axes
I’m gonna kill regulations
That cause pain for corporations
Everything I do will work well for me
NOT FOR YOU!!!!!!

Now’s my inning
Watch my bank account soar
I’ll keep winning
This is what power is used for!

I AM great
I AM swell
And the rest of you can go to Hell
Startin here startin now
I’m the best
Hear me yell
That everything I dreamed of will come true
Honey everything’s comin up bright lights and party time
Everything’s gonna be fake fights and party line
Everything’s coming up aces for me
NOT FOR YOU!!!!!



Friday, January 20, 2017

IT’S MY BALL, IF I DON’T PLAY NOBODY DOES!


Partisanship in DC has become the single greatest threat to a working governmental environment and we the people have been caught in the crossfire.
Who is doing what to whom?  Fingers can be pointed at both parties so which side is more to blame?  How do the Republicans and Democrats differ?
One striking difference between the two major political parties in America today is that if a Democrat in power has a good idea the Republicans will go out of their way to block it rather than give the other side a victory.
The GOP seems to think government is a game and they own the ball. If you’re not going to play me then I’m taking my ball home!
The other side of the coin has not been as steadfast a rule since the Democrats have been willing to join the Republicans should they ever come up with a good idea for the entire country.
It’s this childish mentality that caused Mitch McConnell to declare his vow to block everything President Obama tried to accomplish during his tenure as leader of the free World.  He even went so far as to state that his number one job was to make Mr. Obama a one term President!
McConnell and his teammates tried to stop any attempt to give Americans affordable healthcare. Then they wasted time in Congress that could have been spent governing and moving America forward by wasting tax payer dollars constantly voting to repeal the life saving bill.  With nothing in mind to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it’s clear they just cannot allow history to show that Mr. Obama and the Democrats accomplished something good!
And to tie this act of partisan childishness together with the main theme of the post the ACA was fashioned after Massachusetts’ so called Romney Care!
What were major differences between the two plans? Aside from the fact that one covered only people in one State not much.  Of course one was proposed and put forth by a white Republican.  Hmmm, I can’t think of too many other differences except the scale of the project and the fact that the ACA would help many more lower income families going forward.
And to bring another fact into light note that the Massachusetts legislature that went along with and worked on Romney Care alongside the Republican governor was overwhelmingly controlled by Democrats. They felt that giving the people a win was more important than blocking one for the Republicans!
One other point among so many I could note is that President Obama nominated a judge to the Supreme Court a year ago and even though Mr. Merrick Garland was considered by Republicans to be an incredibly fair judge they refused to even meet with him!  Many were quoted in the past saying Judge Garland would make a very fine choice for the Supreme Court.
What changed?
Oh, right!
The Democrats are starting to learn that this tactic, when used with a media blitz and fake news stories may actually reward bad behavior with reelections, control of Congress and even the White House.
But going forward I am certain the Democrats will not abandon their love of country as have their political opponents.  I don’t see the minority in Congress begging foreign powers to hack the GOP for dirt to embarrass them and take them down. The mere thought of doing so used to be considered treasonous.
I am also certain that should the odd and occasional good idea come forward from the other side of the aisle the Democratic Party will embrace it.
So if the Democrats want to help Americans and the ever shrinking Middle Class survive the next two or four years they will have to play ball.  After all bullies always seem to have a way of winning, at least until their followers finally realize that the truth is they don’t care about anyone but themselves!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

TAKE SOMETHING FOR GRANTED & IT WILL BE TAKEN AWAY

There are certain things most of us take for granted although in many ways we pay for the privilege of having them in our lives.

One of those things is fresh air and another is potable clean water.

At odds with both items is the desire of big business to create profit without too many regulations holding them back.

These regulations have been put in place to protect our air and water from the pollution that unrestrained big business can cause. Regulations are guidelines for the protection and cleanup of any accidental environmental mishaps caused by a wonton disregard for the safety of people and the environment. Following the rules costs big business time and money.

Hopefully we will never forget such examples of business’ disregard for human lives as the Deep-Water Oil Spill or the ongoing saga of the deadly and disgusting polluted water of Flint, Michigan.

As with most industrial accidents these two are just the tip of an iceberg in a sea of preventable disasters.

Another thing most of us in America take for granted is our health, or at least the opportunity to address and take care of any illness that threatens to take it away.

The healthcare industry, which includes everything and everyone from the family doctor to the pharmacist to the sadly ever present insurance companies who control most aspects of the above have their own costs to contend with.

They all fight for a larger piece of the pie that is our savings accounts while pointing fingers at the others and explaining to anyone who will listen that they are only doing it for our own good.

This ballet of the different factions of the industry is becoming more Camille than Swan Lake and we are becoming like Don Quixote as our Midsummer’s Night Dream turns into act 5 of Romeo and Juliet.

And speaking of the ill-fated Shakespearian pair we all have our loved ones. Nothing is more personal than our desire to be with and share our life with our significant other regardless of race, creed, color, or gender. Any law limiting our happiness in this regard should be seen for what it is, anti-human, and should be overturned for good.

So, other than helping us live longer happier lives what do all the above have in common?

Each section and others not listed is under attack by the Republican Party. The members of this political faction have been working tirelessly to limit our rights in most if not all things we have come to take for granted.

For example:

It is the sworn desire of the GOP to see to it that big business not be restrained by regulations of any sort. The absence of oversight will allow them to reap huge profits. This money can then be funneled back into the coffers of the Republicans and used to stop new regulations that may infringe upon the rights of big business over those of the individual.

The more big business pollutes the more disease and death we will encounter. Unrestrained pollution has also been shown to be a major factor in global warming and climate change. All reputable scientists agree on this point.

The result will be disastrous for our children and their children but by then those in charge now will be long gone. By that very fact it is clear they care only about themselves and not at all about the future of the planet.

Another right this strangely un-American political group wants to take away is that of our healthcare.

We pay taxes to keep our government running smoothly. And in return for our tax dollars we expect to be collectively taken care of.  This includes the infrastructure of our nations major arteries as well as our own!

When a road or bridge is crumbling some of our tax dollars must be used to repair it and when our health is failing we must be allowed easy and affordable access to the finest health care available.  Infringing on either of these should be unthinkable in any modern civilized nation, but especially in the wealthiest one in the World!

Using the fear tactic this political faction has instilled doubt in our government's ability to do anything right. But this is basically true if one of the Parties actively blocks any regulation aimed at helping citizens, as the Republicans have been doing for years.

How can we, those put-upon citizens change the direction of our country and start having government work for us instead of the other way around?

Well for one thing we can stop electing these fear mongering shills of big business. We must realize that they were elected to be public servants not self-serving hypocrites.  We must hold their feet to the fire or fire them and set those feet on a path out of government as soon as possible. And we must not sit back and think others will vote the way we wish.  Many just did and look where we are!

The bottom line and simple fact is there are millions more of us who care about our country and our children than the small but loud group trying to turn it into their own blue heaven.

Nearly 3 million more people voted for the Democratic Presidential candidate than the Republican who is being placed in the White House. But nearly 117,000,000 citizens of this country did not even vote!

If that many people don’t care about the future of this country, we may already have lost the fight.

Read, learn, get involved.

Our children are depending on you to do the right thing!

Please do not take our futures for granted.