Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Greater Of Two Evils

I'm not sure where to start.
Photo from Daily Kos
First, Louisiana had a biblical thousand year flood, then Donald Trump went there with  some Play-Doh. This looked pretty strange. It turns out, he donated a tractor trailer full of supplies, not just toys, but this was the picture that went viral. President Obama, is on vacation, much like George W was during Hurricane Katrina. The consensus was that the Governor of Louisiana neither wanted Trump nor President Obama to visit too soon, because he was trying to concentrate on helping the people of Baton Rouge.  (You can donate here to help) He doesn't have time to deal with dignitaries. Trump was gonna barrel through and do whatever he wanted. President Obama, in his usual show of restraint, waited. I hope the people in Louisiana get  whatever help they need, I know a little about floods after surviving Hurricane Sandy. Here, in New Jersey, a story broke about Trump getting a $25 million dollar tax break, paying out only $5 million for his tax bill on his casinos. It must be nice. I suspect that Jersey is bankrupt and that deal is one of the reasons why. Do they project the budget with these full amounts of taxes actually paid? One wonders. Thanks, Christie
Trump made a big show of making an apology this week, that wasn't really an apology. Sorry, not sorry. But I do think it's interesting, this shift. He's obviously been told to tone it down and his new campaign manager is known for helping politicians, get women's vote. Yeah, good luck with that.
The NYT broke the story that Trump is $650 million in debt, if that's true. I wonder how much that will resonate to loads of people upside down on their mortgages, maxed out on their credit cards. Once upon a time, the Clinton's were in very bad shape too, thanks to The Clinton Foundation, that's a thing of the past.
If you want to break up the monotony, have a look at the FED's new Facebook page. What could possibly go wrong? Hilarity ensues when hundreds of commentator's take out their ire on these entitled jerks who sit in their gilded cages not knowing what to do next, because we all know they have run out of options, the "recovery" is a Wall Street recovery.
What's up with Hillary? I haven't an idea, I guess she has ads plastered all over the TV, but I don't have one so I don't know. The polls say she has a comfortable lead. She's had a few Republicans running away from Trump to join her. She has flip-flopped on the horrendous TPP trade deal. If she's anything like Obama she'll just continue on with his plans. She's going to say all the right things and then turn around and do what the Shadow Government tells her too; next.
Then we have The Greens, Jill Stein, who will probably not even be "allowed " to debate, She will probably continue to be shut down along with Gary Johnson in our "Democratic" election. You can either vote for the status quo, or the Orange man, both of which are corrupt to the core.
For me, the highlight of the week was an Anarchist group's multiple statues of Trump, a variation of the "Emperor's New Clothes"

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Land Of Weird

Another week that makes no sense in the Land of Weird.
The ongoing political diversion between Trump and Hillary, more bread and circuses and the theme that is most evident, that you have to vote the lesser of "two evils", or Trump can't get near the "nuclear codes" the expectation is that you vote, not because you approve of a certain candidate but because you are more afraid of the other one.
Is it really 2016 and this is what it's come to? Your choice is the Orange Boogeyman or the corrupt
D.C. insider, making similar promises that we heard in 2008.
The Russians are coming! Let's see who's working with the Russians? First there's Trump, who's "relationship" with the Kremlin is "revealing itself by the day." Is it? Is it really? While Clinton Foundations relationship with Saudi Royals isn't suspicious at all. Then we have the leaked DNC emails that were blamed on Russians giving Wikileaks the emails. Read all about it here. Everyone's a tool for Russia. including the Green Party's Jill Stein, now I've heard it all.
There was a long anticipated decision coming out of the Drug Enforcement Agency about marijuana staying  illegal, a schedule 1 drug. Such a surprise, since legalisation would mean a lot less work for the DEA, so of course, a drug that has never killed anyone, is still as dangerous as heroin. What was interesting was President Obama's commuting 214 sentences for people jailed with harsh, sometimes even life in prison for drug convictions. I am sure this was planned to coincide, with the DEA's decision to continue to terrorize a dope smoking, sedated population, keeping prisons populated and courtrooms clogged. We're number 1! Not much hope or change there, I'm afraid.
I didn't watch much of the Olympics, the amount of poverty and disease outside of the Olympic "village" is another part of the toll the Olympics takes on the disenfranchised. I did read that four members if the U.S Olympic Swim team, were robbed at gunpoint, it doesn't surprise me, this third world Rio, where the have not's have very little. the Brazilian slums will be left to rot and it's people with it, while billions will be made by for-profit's and non-profits and broke athletes go home, hoping to parlay a career from their success or fade away. It's an Olympic fairy tale, we're still number one!
My favorite nugget of wisdom about the Olympics?
                                              Thanks Bill, for keeping things in perspective.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Curiouser and Curiouser

Down the political rabbit hole we go. Just when you think the Republican party was about as worthless as can be, suddenly a Republican comes out of the political closet, who must seem crazy to most of the women hating, racist, lunatics running the Republican asylum. His name is Richard Hanna (R-NY)  he came out and said he's going to vote for Hillary and that Trump is unfit to run the country. I immediately became suspicious wondering what this fellow was on? Has he been hanging out with Alice's friend, Caterpillar? It's not lost on me that Hanna is representing New York, the same state Hillary represented in the Senate.
In his Op-Ed it says his reason for deciding to go along with Hillary is the Trump reaction to the Gold Star parents of Middle Eastern origin who lost their son in the Iraq War. Hanna is of Lebonese descent. it seems as though Trump's comment was the key for Mr. Hanna to go thru the door to the Democrats, skipping out on the GOTea Party, probably the "stupidest party" he's ever been to. Defecting to the Democrats, on the surface, could be a career ending mistake. However, in the U.S. "Caucus racing" is common, it's a never ending circle, just like being a politician is a never ending position. Worry not.
 Now Mr. Hanna is in an altogether different kind of party, but what kind of Republican is he?  Well, he's a member of The LGBT Equality Caucus, heaven forbid! He's never signed Grover Norquist's paper, He supported same sex marriage and The Equal Rights Amendment, I'm confused. He doesn't seem like the kind of Republican who thinks time has stopped in 1899 and acts like it too. It seems as if this is some kind of game, you can play the Republican and act like a Democrat or a Democrat acting like a Republican!
What's the point of this election when you have people saying one thing but doing another? How can you tell who you should vote for? It's a bit like a "Mock Turtle". It's made of everything but turtle maybe, there should be a thing called a Mock Republican and a Mock Democrat!
    What about Trump? Is he a Mock Republican or is he a Orange Marmalade Cheshire Cat and the only thing you can see is his big head, I mean hair. What exactly is he showing us? Whatever it is doesn't look very attractive.
People seem to act like a pack of cards taking orders from the queen, while the Cheshire Cat appears to say things out of thin air and disappears again. Who are you going to vote for the Queen of No one's Hearts or the Cheshire Cat? While Republicans don't say anything about the Cheshire Cat, but have plenty to say about the Queen who acts just like them.The Queens followers think she's just like them and are sure to be surprised when she ends up being a Mock Democrat.
 Now, if you will excuse me, I'm off to play croquet with live Flamingo's since that makes more sense than this election.