Friday, December 14, 2018

Federal Courthouse Blackout is it Trump or Pence?

There's a secret re; Grand Jury Subpoena in Federal Court that happened to day. The entire floor was sealed off.
No reporters were allowed.
Word is that this is about Pence.
Pence was hand picked by Manafort and I can't find any information about whether or not Mueller has talked to him.
This would explain Pence's baffling thousand yard stare, he knows he's screwed.
It could even be Trump himself as suggested by the Politico article.
This would also explain why Democrats want Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
Constitutionally she is next in line.
There's only one other example of the floor of Federal Courthouse being cleared which was during the 9/11 hearings
This article suggests that oral arguments would be today, Dec. 14.
Trumps schedule for today;
There is a whole afternoon of time for him to be in court or watching FOX and eating cheeseburgers.
Trump’s sole appointee to that court, Gregory Katsas, recused himself.
Whatever is going on is unusual. Just like almost everyday since Trump took office. 
So maybe that request for a take home test of Mueller's questions, was a courtesy?
We may never know what this was about since this will probably remain sealed.
Curiouser and curiouser.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dirty Deeds

I saw the pictures of Michael Cohen going into the courtroom with his daughter,today, she was limping with a crutch like in a Christmas Carol and he was Bob Cratchit and she was Tiny Tim.
Michael? Is that you?
I mean how low can you get, to trot your daughter out for the sympathy sentence?
I guess it worked.
3 years for helping a cover up to get Doughnut elected.
Michael Cohen's conspiracy against America got him only 3 years at some country club resort "prison"
I guess we would have to look at Nixon's White House plumbers to get an idea of what a sentence would be. turns out it's anywhere from 2 1/2 to 8 years!
Michael Cohen will never serve 3 years.
He'll get off early, for good behavior. Then he'll bounce somewhere.
People get more time when they get busted for pot.
So, he'll have to pay restitution, after maybe a year long rest.
Well, at least there was NO COLLUSION! Lol
I am curious as to what will happen when the Witch Hunt catches actual witches.
Speaking of which. the particular show last night I saw, where DoughNut Donnie wouldn't shut up and told everyone he was going to shut down the government, for the wall Mexico is supposed to pay for.
 Looks like Pelosi shut him down, but seriously, did anyone see Pence sitting
Photo-The Hill
there like a corpse at Weekend at Bernies?
 I mean that was so bizarre.
Mr. Mother's Husband just sitting there, looking at his hands.
What the heck is that all about?
Like is he praying for it to stop?
You know what I am praying would stop?
The war in Yemen. An undeclared war that actually went up for a vote today in the Senate to end. 10 Democrats decided not to vote and it was short 5 votes to end the misery that's going on there.

The 5 Democrats that worked against their own party to block this vote were;
                                                           Jim Acosta
                                                           Al Lawson Jr.
                                                           Collin Petersen
                                                           Dutch Ruppersberger
                                                           David Scott
                                  7 abstained
                                                          Raul Grijalva
                                                          Alcee Hastings
                                                          Bill Keating
                                                          Lujan Grisham
                                                          Jared Polis
                                                          Tim Walz
                                                           Keith Ellison 
So the carnage in Yemen will continue. We will  fuel Arab jets with fuel we pay for, to continue bombing that country.
                                                   FOR NO DAMN REASON.
Millions of dollars we gave away to Saudi Arabia, so the jets they bought from the US can go on their missions and the lobbies of the corporations that build the jets. and the bombs. bribe our supposed representatives, to continue to vote for undeclared wars.
                                It's business as usual, with the psychopaths in charge.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

"I Am Not A Crook" = "Totally Cleared"

4 months ago, I wrote a post, about "Individual 1." (Donald Trump)
I also wrote about Watergate, and Spiro Agnew, Nixon's Vice President, who was forced to resign for felony tax evasion.
The reason I bring this up is Vice President Mike Pence's involvement in heading Trump's transition team.
A week after Pence was put in charge, he hired Michael Flynn.

Pence defended Michael Flynn, on TV. I am only guessing maybe Jesus told him to keep covering for Flynn. What he did, was become a willing accomplice in crimes against the people of the U.S.
It is conceivable that Pence will go down, just like Spiro Agnew did, all those years ago.
Mueller's filing, suggests that Pence was doing everything he could, to cover for Flynn's crimes.
For someone who's so damn religious. he sure does a lot of lying.
Will Pence be held accountable for any of this?
In light of the news of Cohen (remember, he was head Finance Director of the RNC) being implicated with the Russian Trump Tower deal, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, don't forget, Trump wrote a press release about the Moscow Meeting, that Cohen was illegally, coordinating perjury regarding that meeting.
Not to mention paying off porn stars on behalf of Trump.
Will the GOP congress be implicated?  After the Annapolis Raid in 2017
Remember when Trey Gowdy got clued into the Mueller Investigation? He decided not to run for congress again. (See this)
What about the NRA? Accepting money from Russian Nationals. Is there anyone who isn't taking money from the Russians? (Or the Saudi's or Israel?)
Did Trump get elected because of fraud and should he be stripped of office?
Now, on the heels of the latest Mueller disclosure, John Kelly will be leaving by the end of the year. The rumor is that Trump refuses to even speak to Kelly anymore.
Kelly, decided to have a go at Rep. Frederica Wilson, back in 2017, but I doubt anyone remembers that. This guy is full of it too, but somehow everyone was praying that he was "the adult in the room."
Now that things are looking even uglier for Trump, Kelly is going to cut and run. His reputation in ruins.
However, it seems like there's no end to the amount of takers willing to grab onto Trump's coat tails no matter how crazy or messy the ride is. The New Year looks like it's going to be more chaos while Trump gaslights America and Trumpers keep drinking the kool-aid.
It just looks more and more like a cult to me. Maybe Q will fly down in a metallic flying saucer and rescue the Trump family and warp speed into the sunset. These people are so desperate for a savior, they'll believe anything, especially if it's on FOX Ministry Of Truth. Trumps probably gorging on cheeseburgers watching it now.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

I'm Dreaming of an Orange Christmas

Christmas is Carnage!
Cohen's plea today, marked the first time that Trump and his private business dealings in Moscow were named in open court as part of Mueller's investigation into Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
(I can’t wait to see what happens to Manafort now that he fucked himself over and broke his plea deal.)
Explains Donny's panic attack after a phone call while attending the WH Christmas Tree lighting ceremony last night.
 But word is that Whittaker may have tipped Trump off last night what was going to happen this morning.
This explains the manic tweets about the “Witch Hunt.” 
Stand by for the firing of Mueller during Christmas recess...
MSNBC  reported that Trump is now contradicting himself and saying he was allowed to do business during the campaign. Thus corroborating Cohen. Trump has previously said he had no business dealings during his campaign/presidency.
Considering how he was the RNC deputy finance chair and Hannity's lawyer, the entire right wing political sphere must be shitting their pants on what Cohen may have given up
I think tomorrow is shaping up to be a pretty big Friday. There has been so much so fast this week. Mueller was clearly waiting for Trump to submit his take home test before he started laying down the justice hammer.
100% guarantee Trump lied about Trump Tower Moscow in his written response
"What communication did you have with Michael D. Cohen, Felix Sater and others, including foreign nationals, about Russian real estate developments during the campaign?
President Trump was asked about the Trump Tower Moscow project among a list of written questions by special counsel Robert Mueller, sources familiar with the president’s responses tell @ABC News. 
No details about his response.
So we have;
Corsi admits to a bunch of stuff last night.
Deutsche Bank HQ got raided for the Panama Papers
Now Michael Cohen is pleading guilty to this and still cooperating with the Special Counsel?
What should not be forgotten is the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who died in a car bomb for publishing the Panama papers. 
Trump's tax lawyer in Chicago was raided today. 
Bad day for Trump.
I am writing on the fly, enjoy your evening. 
Wow, just wow.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Missionary Man

One of the most amazing and baffling things that happened over the Thanksgiving holiday was the news of a self-proclaimed adventurer, Jesus freak, John Chau and his delusional invasion of what he called "Satan's Last Stronghold" the North Sentinel Island, home to an indigenous tribe of people, which is off limits and illegal to enter, yet this did not stop John Chau.
The pathogens he could have exposed the people who lived on this island to, was of no concern to him. He offered gifts of scissors and safety pins and a soccer ball, along with his germs.
This seriously insane act, really was reminiscent of the Puritans and their pathogens wiping out Native American tribes and invading Native American land.
No one in Europe wanted these religious freaks. So what is the legacy of all this?
Someone like John Chau.
When I first heard about this selfish act, I went on John Chau's Instagram and his insta was pretty much a gold mine.
This dude lead an itinerant lifestyle, he lived in a cabin in Whiskeytown, California, on federal park land, which was probably pretty cheap, if not free. However, that avenue of an abode was cut off from him because of the Carr Fire. I don't know if not having this place to go back to made this guy go for broke, I do wonder if it was a factor?
John Chau was a graduate of Oral Roberts University. He majored in sports science. He was a volunteer and a director of a non-profit called More Than A Game, teaching soccer to refugee children in Tulsa Oklahoma.. (One of his 'gifts" to the Sentinelese was a soccer ball) I don't know where the money came from to teach refugee's soccer? But it was enough to send Chau on trips to Iraq and South Africa teaching Syrian and Iraq children the game.
That's just great, we ruin their countries with our senseless wars and then these christian non-profit's go in and play soccer with the kids who's lives have been destroyed.
So, it's little wonder to me that John Chau may have been trying to co-opt the Sentinelese people into some kind of 'Kingdom of Jesus" outreach program, (doesn't sound too much like Jim Jones, right?) where he could be director of sports or some such, for the Sentinelese soccer team he would develop. Because, Jesus said so.
What I tried to find out was, who was supporting this mission? Was there a branch of the Christian community providing financing and any other support for John Chau to take his bible and safety pins to Sentinel Island?
The only organization I could find was All Nations, a Kansas City based organization, who, "helped train Chau, discussed the risks with him and sent him on the mission, to support him in his "life's calling,"
The woman's name is Mary Ho, she is also responsible for this debacle and should be accountable. "He wanted to have a long-term relationship, and if possible, to be accepted by them and live amongst them," she said."
So, just to get this straight, the religious zealot named John Chau, was aided and abetted by Mary Ho and All Nations.
Yet no one has stepped up to say take responsibility in this senseless tragedy.
Why do these so-called Christian people who are all about sin and redemption, not take some responsibility for this, when they did everything they could to sustain and encourage this lunacy? These bible thumpers, who have taken over the US, with their restrictions on abortion and birth control, trying to dictate what people can and can't do with their lives. They have nothing to say about a dude who could have wiped out an entire tribe of indigenous people who wanted no part of this.
What I suspect, especially because of the silence from any Christian authority, is that had Chau succeeded with his plan to establish the "kingdom", that they would have co-opted the Sentinelese people into  a non profit, NGO scheme, as employment opportunities for people like Chau and his ilk, or exploit any resources they may have. This is what happens when we invade a country or an island in the name of religion or "democracy"
Notice the crosses on the peoples uniforms. 
But the Sentinelese people weren't having it. They had been exposed almost a century before, to a degenerate white dude named Portman, who treated them like specimens and was doing creepy things like measuring their penis.' They obviously remember this experience and want nothing to do with whitey or his Jesus bible B.S.
Just to be clear, Chau had been planning to take advantage of these people since 2016, it's all there in his Instagram and his trips to the Andaman Islands, which is where the fisherman he bribed to take him to North Sentinel Island, came from. This wasn't anything new. Now all kinds of resources are being used to get back Chau's remains. Probably more than anything to try and stop any pathogens from contaminating the people of Sentinel Island. All Nations should be charged for this and there should also be criminal charges.
The last I heard from the Boston Globe's Twitter feed is the Sentinelese are having a confrontation with authorities trying to recover Chau's body. I just hope this can be resolved peacefully.
Weirdly, over Thanksgiving, people were talking about this incident, but no one was making a connection to our own country and what happened to the Native American people living here. It's like no one even knows how Thanksgiving came to be? All they know is there's going to be turkey.
So it was with some surprise that I opened up The New York Times and read an article that had many similarities to the one I wrote on my blog years ago called Thankstaking
It was called Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving is wrong
Thanks for finally catching up. Maybe I am ahead of my time?
And just for some fun, here's the Eurythmics, Missionary Man;

Sunday, November 11, 2018

My Grandpop and The Hundredth Anniversary of World War I

Cpl. James Greenlee
314th Inf., 79th Division

My grandfather, James Greenlee, fought in WWI.
 He served with distinction during the Meuse-Argonne campaign He was gassed during the Meuse action, he was commended as a runner. Running messages for his commanding officer.
Even though I knew my grandfather to be a brave man, who fought for his country,
I can't figure out with any kind of logic, why the US was involved in that war?
I don't think there are many Americans that know a damn thing about how we got into WWI, let  alone all the other wars we have fought.
We can pretty much say that World War I started the U.S Military Industrial Complex that has taken over our economy today.
If a war like WWI started today, I wonder if they could start a draft like the one we had then?
What I remember being taught about the first World War was that Archduke Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo.
That's right, some royal dude was murdered and we actually fought over that.
Makes perfect sense.. Not!
It seems that there was this telegram from the German Foreign Secretary to Mexico, offering to help Mexico get back some territory lost in the Mexican American War.
If Mexico would join up with Germany, against the U.S.
Then German U-boats started sinking U.S. ships.
After that we had to make "the world safe for democracy."
We still think we are good at that, I guess.
The wars continue.
Many countries at this time were resource poor and if they could invade and get other countries resources, so much the better.
One of  the direct consequence from WW1 was the carving up of the Middle East.
 People don't talk about it much, but it's true
It's all about oil, resources and it's still happening today.
My Grandpop, second from the left, crouching.

I doubt my Grandpop knew the insidious reasons the war even started, but I am sure he saw so many lives that were lost.
 I am also sure it affected him deeply.
World War I was supposed to be the war that ended all wars.
 It didn't.
The U.S., one hundred years later, still bombing, we are at war with at least seven countries.
Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Niger, Iraq, Syria, Yemen.
How did that even happen?
Did even one candidate running for office in this years midterm election even suggest stopping these wars, the American people have no say in?
I don't know of any candidates running on an anti war platform.
War has been normalized in this country, to the point that most people don't even think about it.
 If it's not on CNN or Fox News, then it doesn't exist.
There's nothing new there.
World War I was the first war that propaganda paid a real role.

Did my Grandpa see this?

Lucky for us, the pointy helmet Germans never made it to our shores.
I don't know what kind of a logistical nightmare it would have been?
 Weirdly enough, there was a plan to do exactly that in 1898. But they never had a Navy large enough to invade New York City or Boston,  no one took it seriously.
It was hypothetical, so that poster, is a bit off putting considering how unlikely it was.
I guess the best they could do was the telegram to try and get Mexico to join them and then sink some of our ships.
What's even stranger, is that Germany was so hell bent they were sinking boats, like the Housatonic (sounds Teutonic, but nevermind)
Anyway. the Housatonic stopped after 2 warning shots from the U-boat, The Captain from the Housatonic boarded the U-Boat and was told they were going to torpedo the boat anyway.
The sailors on board had 2 hours to abandon ship which they then got into lifeboats. They were towed by the German submarine until a British boat came along.
Really? This sounds like something out of a Peter Sellers movie. Bizarre.
 I guess my Grandpa would have known about this incident.
It's weird because they were attacking cruise ships and civilian cargo ships, it's not like they were engaging with war vessels. The Lusitania was carrying war munitions, also the Lusitania was advised to stay out of the way of the German U Boats, but ignored this advice.
It's like a  submarine going after a Carnival Cruise ship, carrying bombs and guns. I don't know what is worse?
I guess the crazy Keiser telling you to torpedo these non military ships wasn't enough to make anyone say, oh hell no!. But hey, looking at who we have for president. anything is possible.
War is so weird. I never understood it.
I am pretty sure my grandfather saw this poster.
He was one of seven children and my great grandfather was a baker.
They weren't wealthy and were probably poor.
So, he decided he'd go over there.
I was young when he passed away, on the night Kennedy was elected, he slipped on some ice and he passed away.
I have one memory of him on a ladder, painting my parents house. (He was a house painter after the war) He came down from that ladder and scooped me up in his arms.
I was only two years old, but I remember how much I adored him.
My Grandpop and his brother Charles, a paramedic in France. Both in a war that was supposed to end all wars.
They did their best and were good and honorable men.
I only wish the war they fought in really was the end of all war.

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.
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."
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 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.
(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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

"Individual 1" A/K/A Crooked Donald

Today, I am celebrating my 60th birthday. I have had a lovely summer.
However, someone else hasn't. When I finally got time yesterday, (because, I am busy now harvesting elderberries), I checked the papers.
 Manafort guilty on 8 counts and Michael Cohen pleads guilty.
Just to be clear and give some context about events today,  I grew up during the 60's & 70's, the JFK assassination and many more after him. The Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate.
I am not one of those people with no memory.
 Some just shrug their shoulders and look helpless trying to find a reason why they voted for Trump. Then there's the real delusional one's that think he's making America great again or he's draining the swamp. If they aren't tech challenged, they run to 4chan to read the latest psyop called Q. (I can't tell you how many people ask me about this)
How do you reason with people who feel so strongly about Trump?
They think their feelings are facts.
 Lot's of my friends voted for him. Most of them don't have anything to say, except he's better than Obama or Crooked Hillary.
They tell me Crooked Donald is a businessman and his wife is a super model. I just have to laugh.
What can you do with people who don't pay attention, who believe everything that Fox News says?
Now, just to contrast this time with the cauldron I grew up in, with Watergate, Spiro Agnew's resignation, in 1973, on a felony charge of tax evasion. (there was also evidence of kickbacks, conspiracy, bribery and tax fraud) I never heard anyone defend Agnew. But Nixon had plenty of supporters to the bitter end.
Goldwater and Rhodes told Nixon he was doomed. (I wonder if anyone has said that to Trump?)
The next day Nixon resigned. So this will, of course, be one option for Trump.
He'll probably tweet it if he does.
The event I can really compare this time to the 70's, is the Vietnam War. There were a lot of people protesting. But the majority, were completely clueless and bought into the whole "Domino Theory." It's also reminiscent of WMD's and the war on terror with Iraq and Afghanistan, no one even knows we are still there. No one ever talks about it. These must be the people who voted for Trump.
The thing is, we are still at war, we have set the Middle East on fire and there are no protests.
One of my best friends is in the army, he voted for Trump, he wants to deploy.
Our economy is a war economy and Trump is a weapons and armaments salesman. That's what people voted for, but I doubt they realize that. (the lobbies are in charge)
 It wouldn't surprise me, if Trump decided to invade Iran, to distract from his own indictments.
It also wouldn't surprise me if Fox & Friends and all Trump's voters went along with it.
This is where we are. There is no leadership, and there isn't going to be. No one in the GOP, is doing anything but resigning. Anyone who doesn't like what Trump is doing, is just quietly walking away.
This is really the only option for dealing with a psychopath. Giving them attention is what they want. So for the most part, I just don't.

I spend my time learning about my environment and identifying the herbs and fruit that grows all around me. Saint John's Wort, Elderberries. Indian Tobacco and Sassafrass.
It's way more productive than being sucked into a tornado of tweets.
Who has time to pay attention to this orange idiot? I wouldn't give him the time of day if I met him on the street.
I am like that with all politicians though, Trump is just more annoying.
Trump would not have been possible, if it wasn't for the fact that no one has been accountable in government for a very long time.
John Edwards was indicted on felony charges of using campaign funds to cover up an extra marital affair. Sound familiar? This just resulted in a mistrial, destroyed his career, but at least he had the decency to go away. I doubt very much Trump will do it. We already know he paid off two women, through Cohen and I imagine, whoever voted for Trump thinks it's cool he slept with porn stars, paid them off and lied about it. I mean, who even wants to be around people who think like that? I don't.
I was lucky enough to retire two years ago. I spend my time painting, wildcrafting and making all kinds of things like soap and candles. All the things I didn't have time for, when I was a single mother, trying to raise my kids. I realize, I am one of the lucky ones, since I am not in debt and I could retire early.
I am enjoying my life now, I will be travelling soon.
Paying attention to a desperate and I suspect, a dementia patient, is such a waste of time.
We have been here before, with Ronald Reagan.
So to the elderberry patch I am off to, I am making wine, and later my friends and I are going out to celebrate, no time for looking at tweets or trying to figure out who's lying. They all are.

                                               Elderberry Wine, Elton John, Enjoy!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Barbarians At The Gate

It is really hard to believe what is going on in this crazy country. Suddenly people care about
We have a history of separating children from parents since slavery, we did it to Native Americans, it's nothing new.
We drone them in the Middle East and starve them in Yemen. The US only care's about children until they are born, so

they can deny women access to birth control and abortion.
The legislation just signed means that the children won't be separated from the parents until their case is processed.
They will then be charged with the crime of illegal entry and be separated.
It's not going to stop.
As long as TPTB can continue fooling people, like they just did with this nothing legislation, these issues will just go into the memory hole.
Notice who get's separated in this country
I once knew someone who bragged that he snuck into this country from the Canadian border, He told me the only reason he married his wife was for a green card. He got it too.
He was white.
Canada, just legalised marijuana for recreational use, I doubt it will ever happen here, they have single payer healthcare too, but I digress.
The reason we won't have legal weed here, is so we can continue to bust people and put them in prison, separating children from parents, it's a moneymaker for the prison systems, especially private ones which I have blogged about.
I wrote about the very thing we are seeing now when it comes to the immigration issue everyone is upset about back in 2013.
The for profit prison industrial complex can't be allowed to end it's reign of terror, as long as the profiteers need inmates. Republicans got the bulk of the money lobbyists bribed them with. As long as they are paying, they will be ordering the republican grifters to keep thinking up new ideas, to expand their profits.
Just looking at Trump molesting that flag says it allPeople love him, they have no ability to think critically, they watch Youtube, they don't read. They work crap jobs for low wages and have no idea what these immigrants are running from and why with our empire of interfering in Central American countries.
Most Americans have no idea of the context of why these people are fleeing countries our government has destroyed.
In a few days, we'll have moved on to the next manufactured crisis.
This was entirely predictable, it will continue, while this country continues to devolve into the kind of chaos that happens when everything degrades into a tribal nervous breakdown. Waiting for their savior, Trump, to lead them out of the darkness. What he's going to do is take them down with him, while they cheer him on. It's sickening, but predictable. It's at the point now where the barbarians are inside the gate. They are us.