Wednesday, August 14, 2019

THE ORANGE PIED PIPER OF HATE

Will future analysis of the dt era show him to be a leader of the white supremacist movement of hate and violence or an opportunistic catalyst that exposed it and used it for personal gain? Throughout history men, mostly, have spotted an opening through which they could crawl to gain power by pointing fingers at others. These bullies cared not for any pain or death they caused FOR those others as long as they won. The ends always justified the means. A solar eclipse would trigger the one person not afraid the sun would be gone forever to play on everyone's fears and gain respect and power over the town once it returned as he said it would. Perhaps it was a religious man who told everyone to pray with him for the return of normalcy. A sort of make our community great again charlatan. But the only way those phonies of the past were able to ply their trade was by using the ignorance of their audience. If enough of those who listened to him were, for lack of a better term, idiots he was just about home free. These undereducated ones joined the willing 'rats' and became lemmings in their march toward the cliff of societal suicide. So I guess we could say everything old is new again! There's nothing new under the sun!!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

A FEW QUESTIONS FOR THE LEFT & RIGHT


Question:
Liberals
Conservs
Should healthcare be a right?
YES
NO
Should our government take care of the needy
YES
NO
Should companies be allowed to fire workers based on sexual preferences?
NO
YES
Should wages be at least high enough for full time worker to reside & live nearby the job?
YES
NO
Social Security is funded with payroll deductions so should it be taxed when retiree collects it?
NO
YES
Should Social Security have a wage limit on payroll deductions?
NO
YES
Medicare deductions from payrolls have no wage limit so should Medicare be free for all
YES
NO
Should a President be held to a higher standard of civility and truthfulness?
YES
NO
Should prisons be profit centers?
NO
YES
Should all citizens be allowed to own assault rifles and other weapons of mass destruction?
NO
NO
Should politicians be allowed to redraw voting district maps to ensure they stay in power?
NO
YES
Should felons regain rights after serving and completing their court appointed punishment?
YES
NO
Should Presidents and all candidates for public office be required to disclose their tax returns?
YES
NO
Is anyone, including a sitting President, above the law?
NO
Just POTUS
Should any politician be allowed to make & keep money or gifts from outside America?
NO
YES
Should Medicare be allowed to negotiate with drug companies for better pricing?
YES
NO
Should laws on hate and inciteful speech be allowed by government officials?
NO
NO
Should we protect our National Parks from commercial development?
YES
NO
Should we defund Planned Parenthood & other women’s health agencies?
NO
YES
Should we remove all regulations from so called big business?
NO
YES
Do you feel McConnell has been faithful to his duties in the U S Senate?
NO
YES
Is the Earth older than 6,000 years?
YES
NO
Should we strive to have separation of Church & State as the founders wished?
YES
NO
Should we allow immigrants to enter and seek asylum?
YES
NO
Should we build a wall at our Southern border?
NO
YES
Should the Electoral College be abolished as outdated and potentially harmful?
YES
NO
Should government fund education at least through High School?
YES
NO
Should we seek and fund ways to wean America off fossil fuels?
YES
NO
Is coal effectively dead as a source of energy going forward?
YES
YES
Did Putin and Russia interfere in our last Presidential election?
YES
NO
Did Putin admit he wanted dt to win the Presidency and worked toward that end?
YES
NO
Rate dt’s Presidency vs all others before him.
WORST
NEAR BEST
If shown to have broken the law should a sitting President face indictment?
YES
NO
Has dt broken any laws?
OMG YES
NO
Is the dt administration the most corrupt ever?
OMG YES
NO
Will you vote for anyone but dt in 2020?
OMG YES
NOT SURE
Do you think dt raped under aged girls with or alongside his friend pervert Jeffrey Epstein?
YES
NO
Did dt obstruct justice?
DUH!
MAYBE
Should we have term limits for ALL government employees, including SCOTUS
YES
NO
Should we be able to impeach and remove SCOTUS judges if found to have broken the law?
YES
NO
Should corporations be treated as people, my friend?
NO
YES
Should the wealthy be given tax breaks?
NO
YES
Should we abolish tax exemptions for religious institutions?
YES
NO
Should there be a minimum tax for all citizens above the poverty level regardless of income?
YES
NO
Is it the job of government to work for its citizens?
YES
NO
Should nepotism be allowed in government?
NO
NO
Were special counsels Bob Mueller and Ken Starr both appointed by Repubs?
YES
YES
Did Ken Starr do a good job finding Bill Clinton guilty of lying about a blow job?
YES
YES
Did Bob Mueller do a good job showing Donnie boy obstructed justice & broke the law?
YES
NO
Are you biased?
GUESS SO
OF COURSE NOT
Does dt lie every time he opens his mouth?
YES!!!
NEVER
Should Congress act as a check on the Presidency as stated by the Founding Fathers?
YES
PASS

Sunday, June 9, 2019

WHY HATE RAINBOWS?

Why are there so many
Tweets against rainbows
And flags that are flying high
Rainbows are colorful
They make us happy
So why would you hate them, why?

They are but symbols
Of love and of friendship
And feelings we all should desire

Someday we'll all know
The power of rainbows
And peace love and friendship will grow

Who said majority
Rules a Democracy
Was that a bridge too far
Our Founders thought of it
And voters believed it
Look what has happened thus far

When will division
Be changed to addition
And when will that day set us free?
Wouldn't it be great
If our love could trump hate
And rainbows were for you and me

While you were fast asleep
Some man-child was tweeting
And thinking up nasty nicknames
There are conclusions
That cause his delusions
And push him to make his false claims

But when it comes to
Those beautiful rainbows
And what we all hope to be true
Someday we'll find it
The reason for rainbows
For lovers for dreamers and you!

La di da di da da da
Da di da da do da da roooooooo

Saturday, June 1, 2019

FACEBOOK AND CENSORSHIP?



Facebook's new rule to police and possibly remove offensive material, posts, and altered videos etc. may not be the right way to go.
Censorship can be a double edged sword.
To wit: dt's hate speech and hate policies which have been welcomed by the GOP and espoused by the loyal Repub bubbled base has exposed that which was being hidden and sublimated by them in the past.
The solution is staring us in the face if not the Facebook itself!
When a funny, at least as far as I'm concerned, post by Andy Borowitz or Jim Carrey appears it is noted as satire.
If the reader or viewer fails to note it then it's their fault.
And when a post that's aimed at selling something appears, the word "Sponsored" is generally shown below the title.
This practice should not only continue but be expanded to include as many posts as possible.
For example the post that has the Honorable Democratic House Speaker Ms. Nancy Pelosi slurring her speech must include the phrase:
"THIS VIDEO WAS ALTERED BY THE SICK EXTREME RIGHT WING OF THE REPUB PARTY AND DOES NOT REPRESENT REALITY IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM!" (Or words to that effect, I may have overstepped. 😉)
Other posts may prove troublesome such as anything by the dt admin, family, or sycophants but in those cases the 'Truth-O-Meter' can be used or 'Pants on Fire' or Pinocchio noses etc. (🤥🤥🤥)
In this way no censorship would be needed and the public could argue about more important things such as:
Do you agree that Bran should be on the Iron Throne or should Sansa be named the rightful ruler of Westeros?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A GREEN NEW APPLE?

When that apple fell on Sir Isaac Newton's head after he presumably said ouch he asked, "Why?"
WHY!
It's a uniquely human thing to do.
When we lose the drive to ask why something happened we also lose the ability to fix it if it's bad or replicate it if good.
WHY?
What caused that apple to fall?
The 'whys' are usually followed by theories, investigations, conclusions and verifications.
This process has no agenda other than finding the cause and effect and getting at the truth.
It is not political, it's science.
And the people who ploy their talents in that field are called scientists.
Scientists DO have an agenda, getting at the truth!
Sir Isaac finally concluded that the Earth had an inherent property that pulled the apple downward.
Gravity!
Gravity caused the apple to fall and gravity keeps us from flying off into space when we jump.
Did the world immediately give Sir Newton the keys to the kingdom.
Of course not.
Many ridiculed him but in the end his shoulders were the platform upon which other scientists stood to reach higher.

That was then but now is now.
Now we have many problems facing us and one of them is causing disasters across the planet.
Storms!
What causes storms to be strong and get stronger and more frequent?
WHY?
Storms are caused by many factors but their strength increases when they form or travel over oceans.
And simply put, the warmer the water the stronger the storm.
What is causing the waters to be warmer now than they ever were in recorded history?
WHY?
There are many factors that are out of our control.
But we may be able to control some. And if so we owe it to ourselves to find ways to reverse the pattern.
It could be hard and take a long time but if we roll up our sleeves and get to work on that which we can control we can slow down the process perhaps long enough for us to find a permanent cure.
But no problem ever got fixed by doing nothing.

Some of our political leaders are talking about a "Green New Deal."
Is this the solution?
Perhaps yes, perhaps no.
BUT IT'S A START!
Are the proponents of this 'new deal' being ridiculed?
Of course they are.
The reasons for the ridicule include honest skepticism from some and dishonest greed upon the part of the industries that like the status quo.
Their bottom lines will be affected by changes suggested therein.
But even that can be worked out to everyone's satisfaction if we work together intelligently, using science and facts.
Gravity is real, and so is climate change and global warming.
And it doesn't take a sledge hammer to prove it when a simple apple can do the job.