Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"A Very Glamorous Position"

More Distraction?
Well, well, Nikki Bobblehead Haley "stepped down" from the UN.
 I wonder if Hope Hickey gave her a heads up about new employment opportunities, since she just got a job at the propaganda center Fox News. Also known as the Tinder for Trumps.
I heard Kanye West is going for a big meeting with Donald Trump this week, maybe Kanye will be her replacement?
Nikki Haley is from SC, the same state as Lindsey Graham. Could there be more shenanigans afoot?
Like maybe Graham replacing the elf on a shelf, Sessions? Trumps AG?
Bye-Bye Beauregard?
Usually people resign after midterms, not before, so what's the deal?
Kickbacks like basketball tickets and flights on luxury jets maybe?
 Doesn't seem like this would be any big deal in the grifters administration.
My moneys on Jeff Sessions getting axed, Wednesday after the midterms. Lindsey Graham takes his place, Nikki Haley then drops into Grahams seat.
Maybe Ivanka will asume UN Ambassadorship?
Didn't Trump call the UN Ambassadorship a "glamorous position"?
So what's it gonna be, the CREW calling on State Department Inspector General for an investigation?
Or Sessions gets booted and Haley gets Grahams Senate seat?




Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Devils Triangle

Don't Think So.
Last night, I was working on watercolors and drinking wine with my best friend.
We took a break and I went on twitter for a sec and saw that Susan Collins made a weird speech about voting for Kavanaugh.
I just laughed.
I mean why not?
Anyone could see that Manboy Kavanaugh was immensely qualified for the job.
I'm not sure what's going to happen the next time she goes to her lobster roll luncheon, seeing the way politicians get heckled in public now, but I doubt she'll care.
Yesterday, I wondered what Democrats would be voting for Kavanaugh?
 I was not disappointed to learn it was Manchin (D-W.Va) I am guessing he's got some kind of pressure from coal miners (bribes from lobbies, lol) to vote for Kavanaugh and tow the Republican line so he can enjoy all the EPA rollbacks and pollute his state even more.
I wonder how much CNN and Fox charged for advertising when Collins was due to make this weird speech?

 I didn't even watch it.
Another occasion I am so glad I don't have a TV.
So, it looks like Collins will form the point of the Devils Triangle, that will include Manchin and Flake.
I doubt Collins thinks she's some kind of disgrace to women while she counts her bribes in her ivory tower.
She just does not care.
 None of them do.
Anyway an anti-Susan Collins campaign site crashed, people are so pissed off.
 It's called the CrowdPac Campaign.
It's gone viral thanks to Brainiac Collin's mendaciousness.
It looks like she's not up for re-election until 2020, so she's got plenty of time for her latest stunt to go down the memory hole.
I just have to say, these people and their acting skills are quite remarkable. Kavanaugh was a revelation. I mean, who has a tantrum like that on National TV? (I guess that's the point. It was all for the propaganda box) Now that Collin's got her TV moment, wonder who's next?
The only good thing I can say is these people are actually working on a weekend.
 That way they can pull their shady stunt when no ones looking, at 4:00 on a Saturday afternoon, when all the consumers will be out consuming or working their second job.
CNN and Fox are going to be charging beaucoup bucks for all their geriatric Big Pharma ads.
I wonder if Prozac sales will skyrocket?
That got me thinking about The Opioid Crisis.
It looks like one person in Maine dies a day from opioids.
 I am not shocked.
Collins actually introduced two bills and her target is older Americans who are hooked on opioids.
I have to say, I can't blame them for wanting to kill the pain when Collin's is representing them.
Trump is supposed to sign the Opioid Package any day now.
I wonder if even more people are hooked on opioids since Trump got elected?
I remember, back in the day, when I saw heroin in art school and I was like, no thanks.
I don't blame people for getting hooked, when there is so much despair in this country and our so-called leaders have no decency or even any loyalty to their constituents.
People are pissed off.
For me the highlight of this week was Trump getting on a plane with toilet paper stuck to his shoe. Most people thought that his staff hates him so much they won't even tell him about that kind of thing. Lol

              I think that could be a metaphor. The shit is sticking and people can smell it.
Just vote harder  and work harder in a rigged system. It's a joke.
When someone like Senator Collins implies that she's not going to do, what she inevitably does, she KNEW she was going to support the GOP all the way.
It's no secret why she's pushing Kavanaugh. There is big money changing hands. Collins is going to vote for Fratboy Corporatist, because face it, she's a corporatist too, just like all the senators and congressmen.
Now, we will get another Clarence Thomas, without any sort of proper investigation, because boys will be boys.
Everyone can just enjoy the excrement sandwich that Collins and all the others are dishing out.
There are already rumors of Collins running for governor. These cockroach's never go away.
The Senate and congress are filled with liars.
Just don't lie to yourself.
These people care about one thing.
 They don't care how bad they look or how poorly people are treated.
 It's business as usual, in Washington DC.





Friday, October 5, 2018

When Is A Justice Not Justice?

When is a FBI investigation, not an FBI investigation?
When do you vote in a judge for SCOTUS?
On a weekend.
Probably after midnight. When no one is paying attention.
 I Wonder how many Democrats will vote for him?
This is from the UK, how crazy does that guy look?

An overly emotional, frustrated, sharp toned dude, who gets drunk and forces himself on women, provides us with some kind of weird apology, sorry not sorry, op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
Oh okay.
Why didn't you say that in the first place?
It's kind of scary how my last post pretty much accurately predicted that these craven politicians are going to just plow on with their stack the Supreme Court strategy.
These million year old white men in power, who always get their way, if not their man. 
They care about one thing.
Controlling women.
It's pretty obvious.
So Brewski McRapey, will probably sail through over the weekend and be in court before anyone knows it.
A man who outright said, during his testimony, that there was a Clinton conspiracy against him, is going to be put on the highest court of the land.
Don't forget his threat, "what goes around, comes around."
Nobody cared and I guess it's gonna come around alright, when he get's sworn in and then he can get busy seeking retribution for whatever he wants.
Mainly keeping dudes like him in power and everyone else can go pound salt.
Flake will vote yes and so will any of the GOPer's who try to pretend otherwise.

Flake's got nothing to lose and neither do all the other politicians that are retiring.
I doubt after Monday anyone is going to remember the meltdown we saw last week and it will be business as usual.
The whole country has a collective case of amnesia, as soon as Trump tweets something new.
Ever since Citizens United and corporations achieved personhood, we've been screwed.
Ugh
Speaking of which, did everyone get that "Presidential Text"?
Didn't anyone think it was weird that EVERYONE'S phone got it? Didn't anyone wonder how? Who has every American's phone number?
So. Many. Questions.
During a week with so much crazy drama, we just happened to get a text,
originating from FEMA. but it says "Presidential Alert."
Why?
If I ever get a text from that joker, I won't be following his directions.
It wouldn't surprise me if Trump's generals told him about the FEMA mass text and Trump said;  "Let's make it presidential" so they did! So he could feel like he was actually in charge of something, and the people who voted for Trump could say Trump actually texted them.
 I bet that's exactly what happened.
Almost like he personally tweeted everyone's phone.
He's like a creepy ex you went no contact with, only you can't block him.
At least with no TV, I don't have to watch Kavanaugh cry or Trump on the news.
Now Trump can harass me on my phone.
He better not bother me over the weekend.
Have a good one everyone!

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Kreepy Kavanaugh

The GOP is hell bent on getting this Bush appointee on the SCOTUS.
It doesn't surprise me that Kavanaugh has been accused of attempted rape. Because I bet with these ruthless people in congress and the senate, that there are quite a few rapists sitting on those chairs. They've been raping us for years.
I just have to laugh at this giant circus.
Just because Kavanaugh denies the charges doesn't mean the charges are false.
I remember what happened to Anita Hill, I was in college when that shit show went down.
Nothing matters to these psychopaths.
I wouldn't want to be an intern to any of these people. I would stay as far away from Washington D.C.as I possibly could and I grew up there.
Bill Clinton was accused of sexual assault by Juanita Broaddrick and look what happened to him. He's a billionaire and his wife aided and abetted him.
It ain't just Republicans, although the pussy grabber in chief doesn't help matters.

The second accuser that has come out, is being represented by Michael Avenetti. Stormy Daniel's lawyer. Everyone was calling her a liar too, but now we know she was telling the truth.
The rumor is that now Rosenstein is going to be fired over a story in The New York Times, that supposedly isn't even true. Trump will do it too, to get the investigation stalled and get people to stop looking at Kavanaugh, so they can slide him in. It's a win-win for Trump. ( It is now rumored that Rosenstein has resigned)
All of this chaos, Trump .loves, he thrives on it.
He doesn't care that everything that comes out of the White House is a giant scandal. He watches it all on TV and it's all about him and his poor choices.
I have known people just like Trump, maybe you do to. People who make really bad things happen and then bumble on and probably never pay the price. Money has always covered Trumps ass, but you get the gist. We all know these types and we know to stay far away from them.
In high school, I also knew a lot of guys like Kavanaugh. Back then, if you got in a situation like Ford did, you kept it to yourself. Because no one would believe you or they'd say you deserved it.
I am telling you, there is an epidemic of women who have been assaulted, harassed, raped, traumatized, because our culture has normalized and covered up this psychopathic behavior.
My hope is that more and more women come forward and keep up the pressure.
But then you look at this guy;


He's just going to keep on doing whatever he's told to do, along with all the others. We all know who the big ring master is too. This guy;
I wouldn't give these guys the time of day, yet people keep voting for these idiots, or maybe it's the gerrymandering or the voting machines. I can't explain how these knuckle draggers have been in office, 30, 40, 50 years and now look.
The entire country is nothing but a cesspool of scandal, corruption, criminals lording it over us.
I have actually had some conversations with people who don't think Kavanaugh will be approved. Especially, since the second accuser came out.
These people don't vote.
The people who voted for Trump are hiding under a rock somewhere. Probably wondering what woman, they forced themselves on at some point.
Nothing would surprise me.
I told them the only way Kavanaugh wouldn't get pushed through, is if he actually withdrew.
However, if Christine Blasey Ford's story is true, Kavanaugh has proven he has a hard time dialing back from his poor choices.
With this army of GOP and fake Democrat grandstanders, who have nothing to  lose, and kickbacks and bribes to keep them filthy rich. They have everything to gain.

 
The excuse that "boys will be boys" has happened before, with Judge Thomas and the Anita Hill hearings, where Joe Biden refused to call Anita Hill's witnesses when he was Democratic co-chair.
So I am not holding my breath for anyone, especially Kavanaugh to have any sense of right or wrong, or God forbid any sense of decency or shame. It's just business as usual.
 Because nothing matters anymore.
We are all being assaulted by this travesty of a SCOTUS nomination.






Thursday, September 6, 2018

Donald's Whodunnit Codename #Lodestar

Highly doubt it.

I was out to dinner last night, when I got a text about the NYT op-ed.
We didn't talk about it much except for  the identity of the anon was?
Who put it out there?
Twitter was trending; Lodestar@VP Pence.
Because a word Pence seems to enjoy using, was included in the op-ed.
. HEY NOW, YOU'RE A GET YOUR GAME ON GO PLAY HEY NOW, YOU'RE A LODESTAR WRITE THAT OP-ED GET PAID ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD ONLY DESPERATE VEEPS BREAK THE MOLD
(Not my tweet, but it's funny)
Then Melania became a suspect. #FreeMelania.
Now it's Sessions. Soon it will be every damn one of them.
In the meantime, no one seems to think maybe there's has been a soft coup going on, for quite some time.
That an elected official (if he even was elected, legitimately) has been sabotaged.
All that is A-OK.
Americans have very short memories, if they have any at all.
We had a demented leader before named Ronald Reagan, who's wife and various other cabinet officials covered for him and ran the White House.
During the deranged Nixon years the same has happened.
So who in their right mind is under any illusion that we are a democracy?
 Because it's clear we aren't and haven't been, for a long time.
My take on this, is that Trump was useful, as far as getting the Supreme Court stacked, now with Kavanaugh.
Trump has outlived his usefulness.
I don't think it's any accident that we were barraged with the Woodward book telling us Trump's military ministers think he's a moron and then this NYT op-ed comes out.
The stage has been set and now the circus will play out, as we watch Trump flail around.
Notice, simultaneously, an announcement was made that North Korea agreed to a third summit and wanted to denuclearize during Trumps first term.
The timing of this means, no one is sure if there will be another term now, also, it would probably be the one thing Trump was able to do, if indeed he had any influence on this at all.
Because we have no idea, when the cabal inside the White House took over and began detouring paperwork.
My whole premise is Trump is known for not reading briefings or anything, so it's doubtful he would know of any missing paperwork.
If it's not on Fox News, during his "Executive Time" (read goofing off) he probably doesn't know about it. Like every American that voted for him.
Trump will call Woodward's book fake news and the NYT op-ed, fake news.
I just call it convenient news, that now they want us to know Trump is bong controlled and we can all sleep well.
Notice, no Republican is saying anything about Trump and his "leadership skills" unless, they are on the way out.
Everyone want's something and Trump is a means to an end. Especially when it comes to ratings and the MSM.
Because really, what will be the outcome of this 'bombshell" NYT op-ed piece?
What is going to change?
We have a ridiculous, supposedly two party system and year after year, decade after decade, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. They don't give a damn about the American people. They keep us divided voting for one party, then another, in the futile hope that something will change.
So, it's a delicious whodunnit.
Who wrote the NYT op-ed piece?
Why now? Right before the elections?
Is there a man behind the curtain?
Is this  a collapse of Trump's presidency?
Or will it just bumble on with tax cuts for the uber rich, degrading the environment, a robust military, that bankrupts the country.
IF this NYT piece is true, then there's no doubt that there is a shadow government.
It's not the resistance and it's not resisting anything.








Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Nope To The Pope and No To Nuns

Just when you think people can't get any more delusional. I see this turn out for the Pope in Ireland. Who the hell would go and see this criminal, covering up for pedophiles and abusers?
Telling people "WE showed no care for the little ones"  (We?)
I read online in some of my groups that people were buying up tickets and planning not to go see the Pope in protest.
It was Nope to the Pope.
On the heels of the American sexual abuse scandal, by Catholic priests, in Pennsylvania. Followed by an expose in Buzzfeed about the horrendous torture and abuse children suffered in Catholic orphanages, I am surprised this pointy hat wearing dude thinks he's welcome anywhere.
Because I have personal knowledge of what went on in an orphanage in Brooklyn, over 100 years ago.
My grandmothers parents came over in the late 1800's from Ireland, hoping for a better life.
What could possibly go wrong?
My great grandparents pro-created like good Catholics should, and tried to eke out a sort of existence in Brooklyn, where the Irish weren't wanted.
 My grandmother was the seventh daughter, of a seventh daughter.
It turns out, my poverty stricken great grand parents, could not afford to keep my
My Nana
grandmother, and they gave her to a Catholic orphanage in Brooklyn.
I don't know what the name of it was or if any of her other brothers and sisters were given away, because my Nana never mentioned any siblings there with her. This was the start of her trauma filled childhood, where she was expected to work for her keep, scrubbing floors and cleaning and being physically abused.
She never mentioned any sexual abuse.
I doubt she would ever speak of such a thing.
She did tell us that she scrubbed floors until her fingers bled. She would cry often about her treatment by the nuns. Up until she was very elderly, her childhood experiences affected her. In turn it affected us.
 Because it's traumatic for children to hear of this kind of abuse, that happened to a beloved grandmother.
 Then you are rounded up and expected to give thanks and be a good Catholic every Sunday.
My Nana, isn't here to see how the church has been exposed for it's atrocities. So, I will bear witness for her. She is just one of many. I will never truly know the entire story of what happened to her.
 To have to suffer, well into your old age because of the trauma my Nana endured, is just heartbreaking. For all I know, she saw children thrown out of windows, like in the Buzzfeed piece above. She probably saw a lot and was told by her abusers not to say anything.
After all, who would believe her?
After my Nana, at the turn of the century, we get to the swinging 60's.
My story with the Catholic church begins.
Corporal punishment was doled out liberally both at school and at home. Nuns really liked using rulers, and they used them on me, for any kind of infraction. My parents didn't care and when the notes from the nuns started coming home about my not being able to learn like other students, well let the beatings begin.
So, I would get it from both fronts. The nuns and at home.
Every note, another beating. Every Sunday go to church.
 When you could barely sit down from the punishment you got from the dreaded nuns notes.
There was no such thing as a learning disability in those days. You were just being lazy.
After a year of this torture, the nuns at the Catholic school, ironically, it was called, St. Francis, my mother told me the nuns no longer wanted me there, and I had to be enrolled in public school.
Sadly, it would not be until I went to college and studied art, to have my first positive experience in education. I hated school my whole young life. I didn't even think I was smart enough for college for a long time.
I graduated with honors, no thanks to my first grade abusers. (The abuse didn't end there, but that is for another blog)
Through the years, we were marched to the Catholic church I hated.
Forced to confess our sins, trying to sit still, in those uncomfortable pews.
Until one Sunday, a funny thing happened.
 My Dad didn't go up and take communion!
I was in a state of shock!
When I asked my mother, she told me my Dad was "not in a state of grace."
This was very big news, how could that be?
I'll tell you how, because I pestered my mother to explain why Dad could shun communion, but the rest of us had to play along with this whole charade.
She finally had to break down and tell me that my Dad, or the both of them, (not sure which ) was using birth control.
They had 5 kids.
It's not like today, when you plan your pregnancies. (if you have any sort of intelligence)
You just kept churning out babies back then, like you were going to need a bunch of kids working as farm hands. Which is what happened in my family.
My Aunt and my Mom were in some kind of baby making competition, each of them having 5 and one year the babies were born one day apart. But, I digress.
My parents were already finding it hard to go along with these ridiculous medieval rules.
That day, I found out a few things.
There was such a thing as birth control and I could set myself free of the Catholic church.
I told my Mom I was never going back there and I never did.
I was fourteen years old, and well on my way to being the family scandal, scapegoat, whatever you want to call it.
Fast forward, to 2005, my mother had passed away in 2003, and my Dad was ready to remarry.
 Oddly enough, he didn't get remarried in the Catholic church he forced us all to go to.
 My sister was so scandalized, I guess out of some weird Catholic catechism dogma, she thought Dad was disrespecting mom by remarrying so quick, she cried and carried on to no avail.
Dad had found a new religion and left Catholicism behind.
 His new wife was Lutheran and he adopted her religion, which was a bit perplexing, since, I thought being a Catholic was, so important.
You can't make this stuff up!
 I like to think we have evolved from the church's vice like grip, at least where my Dad's concerned. However, the reckoning for the church, is not here yet.
The Pope needs to take his show and go away.
Even my Dad has left him in the dust.
In memory of my grandmother O'Leary, I write her story, today. As she was never able to.
 Also, testimony of my own abuse, which is nothing compared to the sexual abuse and murder the church has just begun to acknowledge.
If there really is a hell, there's quite a few religious freaks already burning and more to follow.
May God have mercy on their souls, because I don't have any.
                                                   
                                                  Thank you Sinead, for your bravery.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Miscreant McCain

Well, the warmongering John McCain is dead.
The man who bought us the stupidity of Sarah Palin.
I am not going to read or listen to all the lofty praises for a man who never met a war he didn't like.
I refuse to participate in this lavish, slavish nonsense about a MIC whore who got us into a war with Iraq, Syria, Libya and just yesterday in Yemen, there was another bombing of women and children, brought to you by Raytheon and our "Saudi-led coalition." 22 children dead, but the only headline we will see, will be the over the top funeral, for a man who could only grandstand and at the last minute vote to keep Obamacare in place, while he received only the finest healthcare.
Isn't it wonderful, he was married 38 years to his wife Cindy. Neither of them told the truth about their ages and only found out how old they were on their wedding day. This was waaaayyy before online dating, where lying is practically required.
He met his wife while he was still married.
You just have to laugh,when they serve this guy up as a hero.
 The hell with this guy. One more warmonger down, but quite a few to go.
Thank God I don't have TV, because, I guess it will be a 31 gun salute or whatever will be served up, because appearances have to be kept up, while the MSM continues to normalize war and bombs and mass murder.
I refuse to listen, I refuse to be silent while this kind of blind hero worship goes on.
The establishment and the media will be getting as much attention as they possibly can, over this disgusting, corrupt, psychopath and his horrendous legacy of war and death.
                                             
Dumb and Dumber

McCain went right along with the script of 9/11, voting to go to war, to take our rights away with the Patriot Act. Raking in  millions from the MIC. Noone is going to guilt me into any kind of sympathy for him. It's a joke. A man who by any reasonable logic, after what he went through in Vietnam, you would think, he would be an ambassador for peace.
But no, he just doubled down on war and bombs and bloodshed.
It continues until this very day. What a "Gamechanger" it would have been, to see him put an end to American aggression, instead he was the epitome of it.
That is his legacy.
We have to stop this blind worship of these wretched imbeciles, willing to bomb innocent people and spill innocent blood worldwide. It's sickening. It makes no sense.
For the people so hell bent on "resisting" Trump. We also need to resist war.
Because that is our American legacy.
                                             

Maybe Lockheed Martin will miss him, he won't be missed by me, or the millions who have lost a family member, due to American misadventures worldwide, when McCain could have done something to stop it. Insead he went in lockstep, marching to more war, sacrificing Americans and innocent people who had no fight with us.
Shame on John McCain.