Thursday, May 25, 2017

KY Governor Matt Bevin is corrupt

KY Governor Matt Bevin is corrupt.

Let me back up for a few paragraphs and give you a story that should enlighten us all - regardless of our political leanings.

In 2006 I did a short-term contract for a company.  At tax time, the company that paid me for my work incorrectly filed my earnings with the IRS. They had messed up and filed that they paid me for an additional week of work.

Fast forward a few months. The IRS sent threatening letters that they were going to put a lien on my home for underpaying taxes. This, after the fact, that I tried to correct the issue with the offending company and with the IRS ... the government was going to put on lien on my home for what amounted to about a $700.00 error.  Ultimately this was all smoothed over, but it took months and lots of thinking, documenting and reporting.

Was the IRS right in investigating the issue. Sure. That's their job. Was I right in standing up for myself against the clerical error. Absolutely. But in order to make this wrong right, I was forced to divulge a ton of information BEYOND this $700.00 to absolve the situation.

Who cares? What's the point?

The point is that we as citizens of the United States are expected to be above board and follow the laws, rules and regulations. I applaud that. It keeps society honest.

The point is that power hungry people DO NOT LIKE RULES. Rules and regulations stand in the way of them taking more than they've earned. So they convince their voters that regulations are stagnating growth and jobs for common people. The real story is rules and regulations KEEP THEM FROM TAKING YOUR MONEY AND LIFESTYLE.

What is it with these "leaders" and their refusal to live in the homes that are provided as part of that leadership role? I submit that it is because when you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth that you cannot be bothered to live in the White House or the Governor's Mansion. Instead, you'd rather live in an extravagant location outside the bounds of the built-in security detail ... and thereby stealing millions of taxpayer dollars by being forced to  extend security details outside of the norm. It's just plain fiscal logic. Use the resources available to the role. I thought the GOP was all about fiscal responsibility. What seems to be the malfunction? Why do we not hold them accountable for their misuse of our tax dollars? Why? Because they've propagandized their voters SO WELL that they get a pass on whatever they say is "true" or "right".

Matt Bevin is a crook. He's not a native Kentuckian.  He's playing the voter's heart strings on a few issues that I personally do not believe he gives two cents about in reality. Matt Bevin wants power and money ... and he's willing to kick our state while its down to get it.

Here's the issue -- take off your "but my side is the right side" hat and look at this situation.

Attorney General Andy Beshear on Wednesday described the circumstances surrounding the sale of the Anchorage house where Gov. Matt Bevin is living as "one of the worst cases of personal enrichment by a governor" and said he's taken an initial step toward investigating the transaction.
In a statement released Wednesday, Beshear said, "News reports suggest he (Bevin) is personally enriching himself and his friends, getting a Louisville mansion at half the price from a state contractor, donor and political appointee..."
Beshear's statement also said, "Because the governor refuses to be direct and honest, someone must investigate." He said he sent a letter to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission asking whether his own office is the appropriate one to investigate.

Given my above $700.00 tax scenario and what it took to work this out for me ... a common citizen following all the rules ... should we not require Matt Bevin to:

A) Live full time in the mansion the tax payers provide him.
B) Explain this situation to the fullest so that we can decide how deep it goes.

This is not a made-up story. This is not fake news. This directly effects you as a tax payer.

I suggest that the people of the United States and specifically Kentuckians wake up ad push back on the obvious power grab that is happening for the 1% of people that have sold their souls for power and cash. Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and company have been selling our state and country down the river for years now. We must make it stop. Honest people should want even more honest people as their leaders.

Where did the concept of "enough" go? I mean enough like power, money and material goods. Does enough no longer exist? Disturbing.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Things that should have been left unsaid -

Alright. Here it is. If you are still one of the people that are in full support mode of Trump because "everything in the liberal media is a lie" then I BEG you to read these quotes directly from Trump's face. Then, you, as a human being with a brain decide if you want this person to be your leader. Do NOT let Faux News and the other conspiracy networks sway your decision. YOU decide. Oh, and it is not acceptable to answer "He didn't mean what he said." That is Faux News excuse propaganda.

Trump says:

"You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass."

You, the reader, as a super-informed member of the non-conspiracy team should be able to see that if this man, at 70 years old, can make a comment like this in public on camera that he is not fit to be the leader of the moral right or the free world or a Hardees. Ridiculous.

Trump says:

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

You,  the real patriot, should be able to understand that A) Donald Trump owns and runs businesses in China and uses Chinese labor. B) Should understand that China or anyone in the United States did not "create a fake news story" about the climate changing. Look at the facts.  I do not  believe we can definitively conclude that manufacturing waste is causing the climate to change - but what in the world does it hurt to protect the globe for our future generations? If you say "corporate profits are hurt" then I suggest some time in prayer for you to get your priorities right in life.

Trump says: 

"Listen you m-----f------, we're going to tax you 25 percent!"

This was a quote about China. I would never work for a boss that would say this on camera... in any situation. So unprofessional. So mentally weak. Slang / cursing does not make you appear stronger. I learned this in 3rd grade. Of course, that was in 3rd grade outside the 'DeVos school of profit era'.

Trump says:

"When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. All the time"

You,  the real patriot, should be able to understand that A) Donald Trump owns and runs businesses in China and uses Chinese labor. B) Business 101 says that Trump does pay China something in order to operate his businesses on their soil.  How do you 'beat' a country with itself?

Trump says:

"Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."

A political candidate INVITING a foreign country to interfere in our election. This is not mixed words folks, no matter what Faux News or Sean "Gummy Bunny" Spicer tell you. You,  a true American, absolutely despised Russia until Trump started gaining momentum in the election. How did the Russians become acceptable so quickly? Have you actually researched Russia and Putin? Or are you listening to the white washed version now presented  on Faux News?

Trump says:

"I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I'm building a wall, OK? I'm building a wall." 

This is your president - Donald Trump, accusing U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the fraud case against Trump University, of being biased against him because of his Mexican heritage, despite the fact that he is a U.S. citizen who was born in Indiana.  This is one of many quotes where Trump claims to have been "treated unfairly" because of something he did blatantly wrong. He stole student's money with his fake University and got caught red handed. So now- because of this - Faux News is convincing the voting 'right' that college is a waste of time and that we should even privatize public education. Do you have enough money to pay 20,000 dollars per year for your 1st grader to go to school?

Trump says:

"He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured."

This is your president - Donald Trump - a draft dodger,  suggesting that John McCain is not a war hero.  You can hate John McCain all you want - but as a person with a brain that allegedly loves your country you should not stand behind a president or even a person on the street that has this opinion. Ridiculous.

Trump says:

"40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan... And now it’s the tallest."

This is your president - Donald Trump - in the days post 9/11 bragging about how his building is now the tallest since the twin towers were attacked. He said it. He meant it. Ridiculous.

I could go on - but I will spare you my logic.

This is not a person that is or ever was fit to be the leader of the free world.  I do not want the country to fail. I want the power grab to fail. I want the greed for the sake of greed to be over. I want protectionists to fail. I want the separation of  church and state to be back in play in a major way because that is what the founding fathers MEANT when they wrote it. You can be 'devout' without having sermons in school or congress. 

We beg for the middle of the road decisions. This partisan activity is just mentally easier and so my fear is out of laziness we are picking sides.

Extremes on either end of a bell curve are not the place where decision making lies. Those short sighted and emotional decisions NEVER serve the majority.

Wake up. Turn off the TV and make some smart decisions for yourself. Please. Do not support this man or this cabinet. I am all for change - but this is a power grab that has NO interest in protecting middle-class America.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

My message

F - You Donald J Trump.

You took our health care and now you fired the guy that has the power and information to hold you accountable for being a lying douchebag ...

But yeah - you are in service of the "common man".

Come on folks. This person and his cabinet are not in office for YOU.

This is f-ing embarrassing.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Your clue

This "health care" bill is perfectly acceptable for everyone except for Trump and the members of Congress? Folks -- that is your sign that you are getting screwed by the very people you are celebrating.

Begging you - wake up. If this crap was all above board and in line with average folks goals and lifestyles -- it would not be necessary for them to make votes or changes to bills at 3am in the morning.

Newsflash -- if you are "upset" about the lack of religious protection 'against' gay people -- but not upset about the president lying to you about jobs and health care -- you might have some things to reconsider about politics.


If you showed up to your job and lied to your boss on a daily basis would you expect to keep your job? Conversely, if you owned a company and your employees lied to you on a daily basis would you allow them to keep their jobs?  Eventually this type of lying will cost the company or the individual their livelihoods. 
This horrible excuse for a human and his cabinet members are lying to us on a daily basis ON VIDEO and then turning around and trying to make us believe that the video captured is lying. What happened to the world? We used to live in a place where lying was not acceptable.

I am reposting my post from last month - because it is still 100% accurate if you can remove the "but we won" blinders.

I've not been a "main stream media" viewer in my entire life. I watch the local news to keep informed about what is happening on the local stage. They generally have no reason to "make up" news stories.

These "MSM" outlets are simply filled with talking heads that are in their position to get ratings for their wealthy, elitist and overly entitled ownership. You know, the monsters like Trump and his cabinet of billionaires / hatemongers / selfishness for personal gain.

So, I will let you decide who is really being snowed and why.

I keep reading how the "LIHBRAWLS" are the ones that are being snowed. Folks, I am watching what is being said by the cabinet on video. I am watching what they are doing in their 3AM voting sessions. I am watching the decisions being made that serve only one false god -- POWER. I beg you to pay attention. Things like "Right to Work" are the way to get rid of what little power the middle class have left in our messed up world. Things like "defunding public education" take away any hope for future generations to be able to do better than their parents. Things like removing investment protection like Dodd Frank do nothing but allow wealthy people to steal working folks nest eggs 'legally'.

Stop believing what Faux news is telling you. PAY ATTENTION to what is happening. Trump is not bringing back jobs... or good jobs at least. Trump does not care about you in the middle class. If he did care about GOOD jobs you would not have to worry about over half the states in the country voting out labor unions. If he cared about you he would NOT get rid of the EPA ... rather he would fix the "problems" that the agency has rather than just gut it in favor of clearing the path for corporations to make more profits.

Pay f&*#ing attention please.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Missing the point

I've not been a "main stream media" viewer in my entire life. I watch the local news to keep informed about what is happening on the local stage. They generally have no reason to "make up" news stories.

These "MSM" outlets are simply filled with talking heads that are in their position to get ratings for their wealthy, elitist and overly entitled ownership. You know, the monsters like Trump and his cabinet of billionaires / hatemongers / selfishness for personal gain.

So, I will let you decide who is really being snowed and why.

I keep reading how the "LIHBRAWLS" are the ones that are being snowed. Folks, I am watching what is being said by the cabinet on video. I am watching what they are doing in their 3AM voting sessions. I am watching the decisions being made that serve only one false god -- POWER. I beg you to pay attention. Things like "Right to Work" are the way to get rid of what little power the middle class have left in our messed up world. Things like "defunding public education" take away any hope for future generations to be able to do better than their parents. Things like removing investment protection like Dodd Frank do nothing but allow wealthy people to steal working folks nest eggs 'legally'.

Stop believing what Faux news is telling you. PAY ATTENTION to what is happening. Trump is not bringing back jobs... or good jobs at least. Trump does not care about you in the middle class. If he did care about GOOD jobs you would not have to worry about over half the states in the country voting out labor unions. If he cared about you he would NOT get rid of the EPA ... rather he would fix the "problems" that the agency has rather than just gut it in favor of clearing the path for corporations to make more profits.

Pay f&*#ing attention please.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

If you voted against weakness ... newsflash

In a survey of some Trump / GOP supporters, the overarching theme was that Obama was "weak". Rather than wasting my time in attempting to correct their thoughts I decided to change the subject.

Now - it is my belief that the Government as a whole is a designed set of lies to serve whatever special interest that is paying the highest commission to which party / committee / individual.

I believe Trump to be even more weak because of his blatant refusal to tell the truth on some very important topics. Here's the deal. If you tell the truth and do what you say you are going to do - this much scandal does not follow you around. Not all of this stuff about Russia is made up folks. Something is there. You can deny it all you want and keep supporting - but you are then only contributing to the issue. Heck, Flynn was on both Russia and Turkey's payroll and he has confirmed that. He was even still on Turkey's payroll AFTER he was sworn in to Trump's cabinet. These issues are a big deal and they are not all made up by "butt hurt" Democrats.

Want more proof that the grand old party does not have your interest at heart? Here's proof of the attitude in Congress. Trump is not slick enough to hide the reality. "Vote for TrumpCare or lose your congressional seat!" He means what he says AND he knows that that is the only thing that most of the members of the GOP care about - and not because of their burning desire to represent US ... but rather the kickbacks and golden parachutes involved in a career of glad-handing.

Come join me here in the middle and get rid of these liars that only want power and to isolate all the wealth to the already super-wealthy.

Being moderate and having the ability to see both ends of the silly two party system we operate within is REAL STRENGTH.

I'll end this with a few quotes about lying:

My father always told me that what's wrong with lying is that it's an admission of weakness. If you're the strongest, you can afford to tell the truth.

--K. J. PARKER, Evil for Evil

The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they're lying, they know we know they're lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them.

--ELENA GOROKHOVA, A Mountain of Crumbs

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

--BIBLE, Proverbs 12:22

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.

--STEPHEN KING, Needful Things

Lies are like sleeping pills. You should only use them when you absolutely have to. They spoil everything if you make a habit of them.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Moving past complaining and offering some ideas


I've complained enough without offering enough solutions. Here are some things to consider. I have done quite a bit of research on these items. Our current administration has no interest in listening to what logical people want – so I am mainly doing this to curb my own angst over the poor or complete lack of leadership.

The following list would invest in our country's future while fighting to protect the environment and strengthening protections hard working tax payers in the middle class deserve.

The bonus items in this list also include the following highlights:

1) We should increase in spending for law enforcement.
2) We should increase in spending for military.
3) Combined all of these changes WILL produce a drastic reduction in our future deficit.
4) No “tax attack” on corporations that employee middle class individuals.

If I can figure this out -- why can't our "leaders"?

I can isolate some big problems with the lobby in Washington in their protection of the following industries.

1) Big insurance – Insurance is much of the problem with Health Care. It’s not the physicians causing the problems with the spike in health care costs. It’s the lobbyists and politicians that have bought off members of congress to protect their “right” to arbitrarily raise premiums to keep their profit margins in line with the UNREAL expectations of the investors.

2) Big oil – defending big oil with any line of crap will not fly with me. If we would switch our focus to sustainable energy sources the middle class would greatly benefit and the future would be more secure.

3) Stock Market and profit demands from investors are NOT sustainable or realistic. With a shrinking middle class – most companies are losing potential consumers. Investors MUST be required to either invest more OR expect less profit.

4) Big pharma – what a racket. This gouging must stop. Profit is good. Extreme profit and monopoly is unhealthy.

I am NOT suggesting this is EASY work. I am not suggesting that this would turn around tomorrow. What I am saying is that if you put a road map like this in place and do things in a logical and orderly fashion we can achieve the best result for the largest number of Americans.

Tax Credits and Deductions

Convert mortgage interest deduction to credit --

What does this mean? Rich folks save up to $400.00 per $1000.00 of mortgage interest they pay ... while us here in the middle save only $150.00 on the same $1000.00. Therefore, we in the middle are encouraged to spend more than we might can afford to reduce our overall cost on ownership. Level this out -- $150.00 per thousand for everyone. Period.

Limit Tax Breaks for Top Earners--

What does this mean? This simply means that the top earners should NOT get more breaks than middle or lower class people.

Limit deductibility of drug advertising --

What does this mean? --Drug companies need to be policed more. They get to deduct the cost of their marketing campaigns AND they market so heavily it convinces some consumers that they have diseases or conditions that they do not have.

Expand the child tax credit --

What does this mean? -- People get better tax credits for their children - especially those families with young children when it is super important to have great care and education for babies and toddlers.

End tax breaks for fossil fuel --

What does this mean? -- Oil companies make a TON of profit even after paying their workers. Why would we subsidize a non-sustainable energy source that is already making so much profit? Put the subsidies into something sustainable like solar. Please.

Arts and Sciences

Increase funding for arts and humanities –

What does this mean? -- Basically this funding will promote the American value of inventiveness and creativity - no arts funding - no future fun and enjoyment.

Boost National Science Foundation Funding—

What does this mean? -- It is what it is - science and technology are here to stay so we need to invest in it to keep pace with the changes around the world. Progress in math, computers and realistic service- based economics is required to keep us going as a country.

Increase National Institutes of Health Budget --

What does this mean? -- Grants for scientists doing VITAL research on health and health care. DUH!

Social Security

Cut Social Security COLA --

What does this mean? – COLA = Cost of Living Adjustment - Hold on before you blow your lid. We are going to cut the spending on COLA - but we are going to balance it out by using tax revenue to boost it more sustainably. Plus - cutting COLA can ensure that the other benefits promised can get paid.

Use income taxes to fund social security --

What does this mean? -- Yeah - we are cutting some government revenue on this one ... but we are allocating it to finish the promises started by taking care of retired folks that paid into the system throughout their entire career.

Boost low-wage worker social security --

What does this mean? -- Raise the social security benefits for low wage workers that worked for 30 years and paid into the system to at least 25% above the poverty line. It makes sense. They will have extra money to pay their own way AND even some discretionary income to either save OR put back into the system.

Infrastructure and Transportation

Increase infrastructure spending --

What does this mean? -- This one is DUH ... The GOP wants us to rely on "donations" to maintain our airports, roads, bridges, water lines and communication. Yeah - like that will happen. This will ensure that we spend what we need to maintain and advance the infrastructure.

Double subsidies for Amtrak --

We should have never walked away from the railroad concept. It is a solid idea to have rails. Let’s get some cars and trucks off the roads AND be more efficient without deliveries to boot.

Law and Order

Increase Homeland Security Spending --

What does this mean? -- Boost funding for Homeland Security by 25%. If you GOPers are so frightened -- this should make you feel safer.

Spend more on law enforcement --

What does this mean? -- Boost spending for federal state and local law enforcement. Including border security.

Enact Immigration Reform --

You want travel bans? We want reform of the laws already on the books. With an increase in law enforcement we can improve immigration logically.

Taxes on Investments

Impose new tax on financial transactions --

What does this mean? -- A 0.1% tax on the purchase of stocks and bonds. This will likely not effect ANYONE but it certainly will affect less of the working folks. And do not even suggest this will affect market liquidity because it's already a casino world for day traders anyway.

Raise capital gains on assets held less than 6 years --

What does this mean? -- Investors must hold investments for at least 6 years to reduce their taxes on gains from 40% to 20%. That is fair. Plus - it does not affect most folks in the middle class anyway.

Tax carried interest as ordinary income --

What does this mean? -- Private equity holders currently save BILLIONS of dollars per year on earnings from investments due to tax protections. Wall Street investors make a ton of cash for "risk" rather than "work". Work is American. Risk is for gamblers. If they win big - they can afford to pay the house for allowing them to play. If they lose -- they knew the risks going in.


Two years of community college for free --

What does this mean? -- Provide states with funding for two years of community college at accredited and qualified institutions and students must maintain a 2.5 GPA. DUH!

Preschool for four-year old’s --

What does this mean? -- Get those children ready for grade school the right way. The early years are the best years to form learning. Do it. It's the best way to ensure we have a base level of education across the board.

Make 4-year public college debt free --

What does this mean? -- Provide states with grants for four years of public college at accredited and qualified institutions and students must maintain a 2.5 GPA. DUH! The only other requirement is a contribution by parents to subsidize the funding AND the student needs to maintain a part-time job.

Income and Payroll Taxes

Eliminate cap on wages subject to payroll tax--

Right now, folks that earn more than $127,000 per year get a break on any wages above $127,000. We'd also need to curb lawsuits and workarounds for people trying to hide income. Pay the taxes ... especially since you are earning SOOOO much more than middle class America.

Enact the Buffet Rule - a tax on millionaires --

What does this mean? -- A 30% minimum tax on those adjusted gross incomes of $1 million per year or higher. This increases revenue AND does not have very much impact the lifestyles of super wealthy people if they are managing their spending responsibly.

Lower the inflation adjustment for taxes --

What does this mean? -- Right now the tax bracket thresholds are adjusted upward for inflation ... but the adjustment is about 25% too high. Let's fix that and stop protecting the super wealthy and their bad spending habits.

Boost taxes on the super-rich --

What does this mean? -- This means the top 0.2% of tax payers will start paying their fair share rather than getting loopholes and workarounds. Let's add a 4% surcharge on people that earn 5 million or more per year.

Use income taxes to fund Medicare --

What does this mean? -- The trust fund for Medicare will run out in 15 years. We must fix this. With increases in taxes to balance out the contributions we would have the money to fund Medicare sustainably ... without effecting too many of Americans.

Raise taxes on $153,000 + earners --

What does this mean? -- Raise taxes by 1% on those folks earning above $153,000 per year. This only effects 5% of American taxpayers

Food and Agriculture

Tax Sugary Drinks --

What does this mean? -- 1 penny per ounce of tax on sugary drinks. Huge revenue.

Tighten eligibility for food stamps --

What does this mean? -- If earners are 30% above the poverty line - they no longer qualify for food stamps.

Reduce farm subsidies --

What does this mean? -- End welfare for farmers! The federal government pays 60% of crop protection insurance for giant farms. This does not mean to get rid of subsidies. It means encourage responsible farm management.

Energy and Environment

Increase the gas tax --

What does this mean? -- Increase gas tax from 18 to 35 percent to better fund infrastructure projects and transportation programs. This has not been increased since 1993. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Gas guzzlers for daily drivers are no longer acceptable.

End tax breaks for fossil fuels --

What does this mean? -- These subsidies should have been killed years ago which would have forced big oil to find better and more sustainable means for energy. Oil and gas are not sustainable. We need to all admit it and innovate something new.

Impose a carbon tax --

What does this mean? -- Put a price on pollution. Nobody can survive with dirty air and filthy water. All living things breath air or water. If we pollute it we consume it. DUH. Put a $25 per ton tax on entities producing pollutants. Period.

Corporate Taxes

Discourage companies from moving overseas --

What does this mean? -- Rescind tax breaks for companies moving jobs out of the country. Impose an exit tax on companies choosing to leave.

Impose fee on too-big-to-fail banks --

What does this mean? -- Levy a fee on financial institutions with assets greater than $50 billion -- on a sliding scale charging the larger institutions more and adjusting for banks in risky markets.

Defense and Foreign Affairs

Increase active duty Army -

What does this mean? -- Increase active duty Army from 500,000 to 600,000 and eventually get the numbers back to 800,000 where it once was. It's important.

Health and Health Care

Expand programs for veterans --

What does this mean? -- These people gave their life to the cause - so let's increase their benefits from job training to mental health care. DUH!

Increase taxes on cigarettes --

What does this mean? -- It's a killer habit. This is duh. Just stop smoking. I’m not saying it is simple to quit – but your choices are pretty much A) Take a huge risk on getting unstoppable lung cancer OR B) Live a little longer and save a BUNCH of money. Kick back and drink some wine to relax. There’s a better way.

Reform malpractice laws --

What does this mean? -- Capping damages awarded in malpractice is step one in regulating the STUPID increase in insurance premiums. If we cap this BIG INSURANCE cannot cry as much about law suits.

Means test Medicare --

What does this mean? --If older folks were smart with their money they have the means to afford their health care ... Bill Gates and Warren Buffett do not need the full benefit of Medicare because they are wealthy. This means test would only effect the top 10% of wealthy seniors.

Boost access to generic drugs --

Another step to keep big corporations like BIG PHARMA in check. Give us better access to generics more quickly than 12 years of patent holding. It's just a corporate money grab.

Expand housing aid for qualified poor --

Let’s give vouchers for those folks that qualify to help them and their kids have a livable space to call theirs. Its human. Hold them to the requirements but if they meet them help them. They must have jobs and their kids must maintain grades or part time jobs.


These adjustments would ensure a better future for the country, protect the middle class and enhance the lifestyles of 97% of the country (roughly those that make under $153,000 per year). Even those effected by the taxes can stand to pay their fair share and still have more than everyone else.

Let's get it right folks. We can improve our country WITHOUT supporting corporations and the super wealthy folk’s interests. We can improve our country AND protect the environment. We can improve the country and provide better health care and education.

The folks I am not addressing or pandering to are the war mongers that want to start wars for the sake of fossil fuels or religion. Sorry. I cannot support either of these causes. They are just illogical and inhumane. Take your power lust/greed/arrogance elsewhere.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A dose of reality

Look folks we need to open our eyes here.

Nobody is attacking your Christian views. If you are getting flack it is likely because your pushy attitude rubbed someone logical the wrong way.

Nobody WANTS to kill babies. It's a public health issue between the woman and the physician.

Nobody is going to take your guns. An armed society is good in 90% of cases. It's in the constitution. Fox News et. al. are just telling you that the "liberals" are coming to get your guns to get you to vote for idiots like Trump.

Labor unions are good. Manufacturing jobs will be made increasingly automated. We are a service economy ... so the GOP is aiming at the wrong target with their guns that Obama didn't take.

Oh - remember all the fear mongering the GOP used to use against Socialism and Russia? So now that Trumputin is in office - the GOP  voters suddenly LOVE PUTIN. These numbers you Trump voters are showing is disturbing. You now love Russia ... because he won you the election?

So - now that I repeated the above for the fifteenth time I have some new thoughts.

Orangina stood up in Nashville and said that he wants to get rid of the Department of Justice. Really? Do you, as a Trump /GOP voter understand what that means? Yeah - you might get a travel ban that you believe you so desperately need but there is a slippery slope here that I believe you do not  understand.

This is a  ploy for them to begin the proceedings of a constitutional rewrite. This will be driven by the Koch brothers and Steve Bannon ... three people that do not give a rats ass about you, your babies, your guns, your jobs or your church. These are three people  that will use the absence of the DOJ to do whatever they want with the laws of the land. Here's a newsflash -- these three people are not Christians. You will suffer at their oppression. There will be no freedoms remaining. There will only be HUGE amounts of labor for very little pay or a little food. There  will be NO health care. There will be no social security. Think about the most economically oppressed part of the country you have ever visited. Now - with these monsters in charge -- that previous condition would be paradise compared to what  these evildoers have in mind for the country.

So say that you are 75 years old and you just want to go out with "America Great Again" before you die. What about  your grandkids? What life are you leaving for them if you give away our freedoms by getting rid of the very court system that protect us from IDIOT / GREEDY / UNINFORMED lawmakers?

Balanced media reporting is NOT the enemy. It is another thing that protects us from these monsters. If you believe what Trump is telling you about the media - I am probably too late  to rescue you. I just hope you are  okay with the current Constitution and all its freedoms being gone. The media IS the reason that our country has managed to make it the very short 250 years it has existed.

The rest  of the world is horrified. Their countries have been here a lot  longer and they know we are making HUGE mistakes by allowing these idiots gain all the power.

Protect the middle class. Protect logic. Protect diplomacy. Protect humanity.

Reject greed. Reject power. Reject false prophets. Reject the influence that would have you vote for and support those that are robbing your way of life.

Thoughts on bridging the gap

The message I sent to Senator Graham yesterday.

Senator Graham -

Whomever reads this - I need you to understand that I am proud of most everything Mr. Graham is doing to be logical in light of the lunacy in Washington since January 20th. I sent a similar letter of support to John McCain last month. This is my attempt to illustrate that bridges can be built.

I am a Democrat. I live in Western Kentucky. That makes me an endangered species. I do not mean that as a joke. I have lost  business when GOP voters have asked me how I voted. That's not cool. Oh and  notice I did not say I was a "liberal". I really do not like the way the term liberal has been vilified. See what you can do to stop that. What the GOP means when they say "liberal" 'extreme left'. Here in the middle - where most voters and people should be - we are just confused and frustrated by both parties.

This is a letter of support for your sane, logical and professional approach to the "New Washington Circus" that debuted on January 20th. You and I both know that this president and his cabinet are not the right leadership for our country. The problem is that politicians that are 'moderate' or 'centrist' in their approach are somehow seen as "weak".  To me it is short-sighted and weak to lean toward the extremes as a leader.

As one of the few sane leaders I see in Washington - you need to do what you can to actually protect the middle class. You need to do what you can to stifle the blatant disregard this administration has for our Constitution. The checks and balances are there to arrive at a consensus that serves the entire populous. The more "sane" Democrats can actually see the GOP viewpoints that are valid. We do not need to spend endlessly without returns. We do not need to weaken our military. At the same time we do not need to allow big business to have the ruling majority in the country. Your voting base has a history of voting against themselves under the guise of protecting fetuses and guns. Your party needs to stop distracting your bases from the real issues. The real issues are travesties like "Right to  Work" and the direct onslaught on Education. The theory we have on the logical Democrat side is that the extreme end of the GOP are in the pockets of big business and big business / super wealthy. The GOP and wealthy simply want control over the populous. An easy way to gain this control is to distract from the laws being passed and then reducing intelligence by making education a luxury item fit only for the super wealthy.

By the way -- gutting or getting rid of the EPA is a miserable idea that literally benefits NO ONE. Here is the real deal. If we pollute our drinking water and air for the sake of big business profits and a few 8 dollar per hour jobs - we will all eventually perish. Yes, that might be years away but it is your  job as a politician is to make sure that our future generations will continue to thrive.  Here's an idea - if the GOP is so good at managing money and 'doing business' ... why not go in and fix the problems with the organization? Dumping waste directly into rivers to avoid some business costs is NOT a sustainable solution.

Solar and wind are the future. Convince your so called GOP 'business geniuses' to get busy building their next giant business rather than resting on their trust funds produced by their great grandfather's oil business.

The Industrial Revolution happened years ago. We cannot base our "movement" on antiquated ideology. Going to war for the sake of economic boom is not only unethical - it has proven to be bad business ever since 1946. All of our skirmishes since have cost us a fortune. Let go of that idea please. "Make America Sane Again". Invest in forward thinking ideas. We are inventors. We are a service economy. Let's educate our populous. Let's move forward not backward.

Make logic and sanity 'sexy news' again - please. The middle / moderate approach is the best way to serve Americans.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Tom Price is going to get rich while you get sick ...

and he'll also have top notch health care.

I am here to provide you some shocking yet simple information.

Tom Price has and will continue to make money off of illegal trading based on health care.

In case you do not know, Mr. Price is the "boss" at Health and Human Services. He is also a confirmed violator of insider trading practices.

Soon after Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., was nominated to be President Donald Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services, stories began to emerge about some suspicious stock trades he had made. Price, a former orthopedist who sits on an important health subcommittee, last March bought shares worth $1,000 to $15,000 in Zimmer Biomet, which makes orthopedic implants. Days later he filed legislation to delay a regulation that would have affected the company's profits. (The company's political action committee eventually contributed to Price's reelection campaign.)
In another case, Price bought $15,000 to $50,000 worth of Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian penny stock whose biggest shareholder is a fellow congressman, Rep. Christopher Collins, R-N.Y. Price acknowledges that he bought the stock last summer after being told about it by Collins.
Price and his defenders have put up a stout defense. The transition team issued a statement last week saying that Price had been "transparent" and had "complied with all applicable laws and ethics." 
Well, maybe. But the more I looked into it, the more I wound up thinking that his situation wasn't all that different from that of business journalists. Take Zimmer Biomet.

Price says that the fact that he filed the legislation so soon after buying the stock was pure coincidence. I suspect that's true. Last March, he says, his broker, who has discretion over his account, decided to rebalance his portfolio; Zimmer Biomet, a $22 billion market cap company, was added to Price's stock holdings. Read more here if you care to educate yourself on this issue.
The hand-picked CBO just confirmed that the "new" healthcare bill is a major fail. Look folks - the GOP literally only cares about making the 1% more wealthy.  Insurance executives and wealthy people will do very well under this new health care bill. Capitalism is not always a perfect answer to all economic issues. Especially when the economic issue is so closely mixed with a social issue.

The details and amounts here do NOT matter. The point is this: These are the people YOU have allowed to have power in our government. How do wealthy people who blatantly promote their own profit while in public office SERVE US as voters/citizens? How do people who contradict their position/stance on a topic in back-to-back paragraphs make fit leaders? Is double talk acceptable in your family? Is double talk acceptable in your church or at your work?  A lie is a lie. It has not changed. These rich people are dismantling your way of life right in front of your eyes and behind their closed doors they are laughing all the way to making a giant deposit into their personal trust fund.

Want more proof of double talk? Remember all that wacky wiretapping talk? Remember how last week we were so certain that Obama himself ordered a wire tap on Rump tower?

This came out today.

The White House on Monday walked back a key point of President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election.

Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping.

"I think there's no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election," Spicer said. "The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities."

6 days later, no more clarity from Trump on wiretapping claims

Wiretapping is a narrowly defined surveillance activity that involves tapping into "a telephone or telegram wire in order to get information," according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Spicer also said that Trump was referring to the Obama administration broadly -- and not accusing Obama of personal involvement -- when he tweeted that "Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower" and accused Obama of being a "bad" or "sick guy."

If you are not slapping your head over this unprofessional, uncaring and unqualified travesty we are living in right now you literally are not paying attention to the big picture.

I do not hate rich people. I hate rich people that get rich by abusing those that have less and using that wealth to control. That is literally all the GOP motive contains. They are not your church buddy. They are not your hunting buddy. They are taking your livelihood.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What is happening?

I have posted what I consider vocal and straight-forward posts on this mess.

I get marred down in reading people's comments on news stories.

I do not understand the stage at which we have arrived.

We have arrived at a stage where we are allowing a conman to control the narrative of the country while the GOP is in Congress lying about things under oath AND crumbling what little protections that are left for middle class folks.

I am going to boil this down to what I think is happening. You have three factions right now.

Faction #1 : (43% of the country) We won and you lost. MAGA! I can ignore the fact that I am rooting for the team that will destroy my current and future lifestyle because I love WINNING. Everything but the stuff I want to believe is fake news!

Faction #2 : (46% of the country) Trump is stupid and should be removed from Twitter. I am sore that we LOST. He is orange and has bad hair. Faux News is ruining America with Nazi-like propaganda.

Faction #3 : (11% of the country) Why are we allowing big business, big pharma, big insurance and the super wealthy take over the country? They do not know or understand the plight of the middle of America. They never have cared and they never will.

-- For Faction #1 - 42.5% of you should not support this man or his band of wealthy carpetbaggers that are hell bent on taking over the remainder of the country. They are stealing your livelihood and you are supporting their effort. You are cheering them on.  Say goodbye to good wages. Say goodbye to what little decently affordable healthcare you had. Say absolutely goodbye to having ANY negotiating power against giant corporations because there will be monopolies galore. The folks you are supporting literally do not give a shit about you. Newsflash - they didn't even care about you when they were going after your votes. You did not win the election. The GOP won the election and you lost. I promise. Listen dummies ... who cares about abortion laws when everyone is dirt poor and living in abandoned warehouses or shells of former middle class homes?

-- For Faction #2 - 45.5% of you should change your tune. Shut up about Trump. I agree he is awful. Do research. Look at the laws that the GOP is trying to shove through while we are all watching the shit show Trump is displaying. He's not doing this to distract us ... he's doing literally the only thing he knows how to do - be a giant douche. The GOP knows this and guess what? It's working. If you all would just calm down and focus your efforts on those things that will block big business continued power grab and protect us here in the middle - we will all benefit from that effort ... including the ultra rich. By the way, businesses are essential in most economic models. I am not anti-business. I own a business. I am anti-greed and anti-corruption.

-- For Faction #3 : All 11% of you need to coach your friends, family members and whomever will listen into sifting through the reality TV noise and boil it down to the issues at hand. The moves made by the GOP are disturbing for both the short term and the future of the country. Dismantling the EPA? Dismantling Public Education? Even if those things require some work - the answer is NOT do dismantle them. Even if this is just rhetoric from the GOP to slash budgets and make the people who survive the job slashing feel "lucky to have a job" ... it is still short sighted and down-right a control ploy.

I am afraid we have finally arrived at the government's Peter Principle. We have promoted all these windbags that are NOT part of the super rich to a level well beyond their ability to be effective as leaders and law makers. Hence they are easy pickings for controlling folks like the Koch brothers to buy and control.

Until someone smarter than me points out that middle-out economics is the only logical way that our republic can survive we are on a path where there will only be the VERY poor and the VERY wealthy. In a consumer and service economy - the middle is both the beginning and the sustenance of the commerce. There's no such thing as trickle down economics. It does not trickle and it does not move downward. It is a fire hose of cash that shoots upward and the GOP is trying to squash any hope for an outside force to act upon it,

PS -- The remaining 1% left out in the description paragraphs represent the folks that will actually benefit from the GOP moves if we as the people leave them unfettered by either being supportive or remaining silent.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Job Description of the President

Okay Dickhead J Trump -

I am a plebeian. I am part of the middle class that you hate. This is me being a stickler for the rules. This is me being a jerk ... but I am being a jerk with a purpose.

If you can read - here is your job description. It's 10 line items. You should review it. In fact, have one of your staffers print this out and tape it to every wall you see on a daily basis.

You'll notice on this list - there is literally no mention of whining about things that do not concern the advancement of the republic.
  • This list does not include whining about your personal business dealings.
  • This list does not include whining about previous presidents.
  • This list does not include whining about the press.
  • This list does not include protecting liars, crooks and traitors.
  • This list does not include lying as part of your job.
  • This list does not include anything about party lines.
How can you act like such a "tough guy" and then turn around and whine / blame someone else for your failings?  Real tough guys own their mistakes. Real tough guys do not have petty feuds over nonsensical dealings.

Review this list and do your damned job. You, of all people, should understand "firing". It is a real thing and you are cruising to get fired.

If I tried to pull any of these lies and stunts you have pulled - my employers and customers would fire me in a heartbeat.

PS - Everyone consider this: The only people that are REALLY concerned about wire taps are those same people that are involved in some nefarious dealings. We KNOW as a citizen base that there are reasons to be concerned about this administration's relationships with "bad comrades".

Do your damned job idiot.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Keeping it clean

If I were talking to someone in person I would say this more directly and with far more cursing.

How the hell does anyone resolve to CONTINUE to support a person that filters a news conference to only those organizations that are slanted to support the abstract and skewed views of a greed-based administration?

For example: Very misleading information purposely designed to make you feel comfortable with your vote:
"The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo."

Don't believe this mess for a second. This is a very skewed statistic designed to distract. Our economy in 2008 was failing. This is like me saying that I can cut super-tight donuts captaining an aircraft carrier.  We know this debt reduction is a lie because you cannot take credit for any budget happenings after 30 days in office. The government is MASSIVE (whether you like it or not) and cannot make turn on a dime moves without a bit more time than 30 days. We also know that you have spent a tremendous amount of money traveling (way more than Obama) golfing and vacationing on our dime while your company makes money off you and your family's travels.

Some of us are NOT stupid enough to believe the bullshit you are spewing.

If you think this is acceptable for any leadership to do to a country then we have a LONG road ahead of us. If you are still supporting this administration you are just as bad or worse than the people the "fake news" agencies report on daily. You are turning a blind eye to what they are doing because you are either incapable of understanding things beyond the wedge issues they trapped you on... or worse, in your heart you are a dark and evil person that loves greed and loves to see people struggle that do not think EXACTLY like you on wedge issues that are generally not part of public policy.

This is a person --DONALD J TRUMP--  that lies for sport to see how much he can get away with sans being arrested. He's not paying taxes. You and I would be in PRISON if we did not do that. Besides - contributing a fair share should be an American value.

This is an administration that will do all of the following:

1) Leave you stranded without affordable or even access to health care.
2) Get rid of your and your children's social security benefits.
3) Get rid of affordable and accessible public education.
4) Get rid of labor unions that protect livable wages for the middle class Americans.
5) Get rid of regulations to support big business that will quickly pollute every resource around us where it is impossible to drink anything but water provided by TRUMP natural spring water ... we'll be unable to grow crops that are not polluted .... and we'll eventually parish because they'll remove every single tree in every single forest because they are in the way of farming or business ventures.

.... I can go on but I am so f-ing tired of all this crap it is just pointless.

You all can have it.

You have it the way you voted. Good luck with all this crap.

Friday, January 27, 2017

What it is like to be an ADULT human.

For those of you still bent on supporting him - here's my plea. Nobody cares about won or lost now. This stuff has gotten out of  control. Russian influence ... personal business profits from the office of the President. Ignorance and dismissal of the judges and courts in our country - and most of all - blatant trampling of the Constitution -- it is absolutely okay to admit that you got tricked with your vote. It's okay -- many of you did and I am going to  assume that you voted with your heart - but I am begging you to use your brain and see that supporting this administration is literally the end of the middle class lifestyle.

This guy says what I have been trying to say -- but very pointedly:

See the graphic below - please. And - why is this acceptable behavior with our tax dollars? How does this get us out of debt? How does this pay for that freaking wall that all of you think we need  so much? He's literally on track to spend more as president in four months as Obama did in 8 years? And -- all you will say is "but he didn't take the salary!" Yeah numb skull - that salary is 400,000 - which he spent yesterday storing his kept woman in New York.

Here's the way I see it.

It seems that most of us have lost the ability to be honest, mature and human. It seems that lies, religious smoke screens, violence, narcissism and greed have replaced honest human morals, adult maturity and values.

Here's what I hear now from people when I run into them in public.

"Hey, how are you doing? How's your mom and dad? How's work? You guys still doing X?"

Fast forward two hours.

The same person that was so super nice posts something 'related to the political nightmare' blatantly hateful and uninformed on social media about some topic that really doesn't even matter in relation to public or global policy. Then all  the loud keyboard heroes chime in too. Then, in the exact same thread they will talk about church this and love that. I believe technology has turned the people that are incapable of handling real emotion and logic into  schizophrenics.

I guess I am a little different. As a matter of my personality - I am the same person no matter where I am or with whom I am talking. That is called being an honest human. If you have to pretend to be someone you are not given the situation; you are either in the wrong situation or lying to yourself. Why put us and yourself through such turmoil? People in turmoil make poor life choices. I guess that's how we arrived where we have.

I am also aware that part of this phenomenon are probably a "southern niceties" issue that has existed for years. It's just on steroids now that the "leader" has opened the door to allow them to act on their every emotion. The real crux is that not only does everyone have a "stage" on which to perform many of them are incapable of handling the responsibilities of said stage.

Yes, I have this little stage here and I realize that I am contradicting myself a little. Here's the thing though - I bother myself with doing RESEARCH on issues not just spewing garbage that pundits scream about on the idiot box.

A real set of leaders that have the interest of the people and the country at heart do NOT act the way these folks are acting. I honestly believe it is all a ploy to distract us from their real goal.  The Koch brothers and their OLD super rich buddies have one goal in mind.  They are working on a constitutional rewrite. The world they want will condone / encourage hate and violence. Their new world is bent on "RULING"  by destroying the middle class and thus giving the corporate giants ALL the power. If you thought the Washington Lobby was bad - wait until that happens.

These "jobs" he keeps talking about - you wait -they will be miserable pay with absolutely no benefits which will means you will be buying your healthcare without employee sponsored help, you will have no vacation time and forget about holidays too. Don't laugh. You don't think for one second that if we tell the corporate machine that it is acceptable to remove these benefits that  they won't? I've worked in too many corporations where they literally cry rivers of tears when they talk about how much they have to pay to insurance companies to sponsor health benefits. They are already trying to guilt the employees who are giving AT LEAST 44 hours per week of their lives to increase corporate profits that it is our fault that they are having to "pay so much money" for our benefits. BULLSHIT! You greedy pricks and your even greedier prick stock holders can stick it where the sun doesn't shine. Outside of this issue ... and to compound the problem -  the inflation on goods and services will go through the roof because the profit mongers will REFUSE to lower prices to offset the manufacturing costs.

So you will get some abortion relief (which will turn into women committing suicide by trying to abort in the back seat of a car) and you'll get to keep your guns until they rewrite the constitution. You must understand they do not have the common person's interest at heart at all and are just using us for one or two final votes so that they can say "well, you gave us the power with these elections".

Repeat after me .... " Thank you for the anarchy cheese brought to you by Koch Trump Industries. Now I will get back to work so that you can have the "best" gold plated bidet in the world".

Making America Great Again requires work on both sides Orangina. Buckle up and do your big boy work. This is not a reality show jerkwad. You have an entire country and a fair portion of the world to govern. You are now a public servant. Until you rewrite the constitution you and your "friends" are bound to uphold the rules within it.  Firing people on a whim and signing executive orders is not governing a republic. That is a dictatorship. What's next? You going to stab Senator McCain on Meet the Press? Et tu Cheeto?

Get used to seeing stuff like this ... which is a bit odd to think about a company like Harley not wanting to deal with protesters.

Trump trip canceled; Harley-Davidson wasn't comfortable with likely protests

...and stuff like this:

Immature, childish, whiny and entitled President Trump is expected to sign two directives on Friday, ordering a review of financial industry regulations known as Dodd-Frank and halting implementation of a rule that requires financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.

Trump himself made his intentions clear in a meeting with small business owners Monday. "Dodd-Frank is a disaster," Trump said. "We're going to be doing a big number on Dodd-Frank."

A) This highlights who he really cares about protecting.
B) This is not the language and attitude we should DEMAND from our elected officials. You might call this "straight talk" I call it a 70 year old man who was never required to grow up. If you are still cheering this man on at this point - look in the mirror and make sure you like what you see. If you do then okay.  If you finally have an epiphany that this should not be the leader of the free world and admit you fell for it - then stand up and do something about it.


You voted them in. I am done complaining. I tried. You read it here. Remember that. If I end up wrong about all of this ... then great. If I am right - it will not matter what I typed anyway.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bring it on Bannon

Bring it on Bannon. I'm sitting right here you extremist idiot.

I can say that because all of us that are actually interested in continuing our country believe in the constitution.

Crawl back into the hole from which you slithered. Blasted idiot.

Wake up people. I am going to keep typing that. We are in a slumber and we are allowing the swamp to grow rather than drain it.

Oh -- and the Orange Titty Baby is still upset about his low turn out. Live in the past much dumbass?

Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his claims about inauguration crowd



Sidebar: Idiot comments like this make me angry.

Here's a clueless douchebag who voted in an "outsider" for reasons like "don't tread on me" and "I have the right to bear arms". Notice at the end - still claiming 'victory" after nearly 3 months.

And I quote:

"Typical. White people? Really? Get a clue, it wasn't white people, it was ANGRY white people sick of a leftist agenda that has been telling us we should be ashamed of who we are, because we were born white! It was ANGRY black people tired of the cycle of being fed the same crap from the Democrat party just to be forgotten until you need a vote again. It was rural America! Sick of a political system that has been dragging us down for the past 8 years. Tired of being blamed for the shortcomings of others. We didn't run to our clubhouse and hold secret meetings on who to vote for, we grew weary over time, enough is enough!! So we embraced an outsider, not part of the political elite, like HRC is...err whom might have been brash and forthcoming in his speech but said what we have been thinking for years! The establishment tried to destroy him, from both sides, with lies and sound bytes that were taken out of context and designed to make OUR CANDIDATE look bad. That only solidified our stance. We came out of rural America, where the press forgot who we are, and we did what EVERY AMERICAN has a RIGHT to do, we voted. You forgot how many of us are out here. We love freedom, we love our guns, and we love God! You learned who the real majority is. We put up with 8 years of your idea of what should be running our country, an angry man with a socialist agenda, who taught you to forget who we are. Newsflash! You might have forgotten us, but we didn't forget about you. We saw right through you and your agenda of enslaving us, under the guise of doing something for us! I doubt seriously we let you silence us and put us on the backburner again. Your candidate lost, get over it. Step back and look at who she really was, liar, murderer, thief, amongst other things. We vote again in 4 years, you will probably remember who we are then..."

A logical and sane rebuttal to this Nationalistic and narrow focus regurgitated Faux news opinion.

1) No one here in the 'middle' is shaming you. Fox News is telling you the country is shaming you for who you are. Walk outside and honestly talk with people and not at them and you will hear the truth.

2) The Democrats have taken the wrong line on many issues but, again, you are listening to slanted news that blows those lines way out of proportion to the reality of the matters.

3) No one is blaming you for other people's shortcomings. That's on you. Or maybe you are awesome. I don't know you so I refuse to make that judgement. Try that sometime.

4) Worse -- You picked an outsider who IS AN ELITIST and his ego far exceeds any normal person's self love. Even though I believe he is flat broke, he has always run in the circles of the upper crust. How does that represent you? Unless, you are like him in ego or earnings. Just because he uses simple and hateful words does not mean he actually supports you.

5) I've watched as much video of Orangina as I can. I am watching FULL video not snippets. The guy does not have your interests in line. He contradicts himself constantly and my theory is that he doesn't even know he is doing it.

6) Obama had no socialist agenda. He cared for all people. Fox News told you he was a socialist and you bought it because in your heart you are a racist and were willing to believe anything other than race would make him "evil". By the way - your boy Trump loves Putin who is the leader of Russia. They might be a communist country. I'm not sure. Let me go research that.  Yep- found it. Trump is buddies with one of the biggest communists in the world. For the record - communism is the final step beyond socialism.

7) If you love freedom why did you vote for a guy who is bent on having all the power? This was clear on the campaign trail and is becoming even more evident now that he has taken office.

8) You can love God. I'm good with that. Loving God means that you love and help others. Loving God means that you are willing and ready to give everyone a chance. Loving God has nothing to do with voting in a dictator. Please for the love of said God separate those two things. Trump is his own God and you are not even in his mirror. In fact, here's a prediction ... freedom of religion might be under fire in his administration. Pence is really the only person protecting that and he's protecting it for the reasons of power and votes ... not out of love.

9) You better love guns. That might be the only means you have to defend yourself against Trump's power play. Fast forward a few years when your money is gone and your wages amount to some government cheese and a vitamin pill per month.

10) Your majority has been misled by a power hungry 1% that manipulated you into believing a few things that motivated you. Fox News is owned by a 1% that only cares about ratings and controlling people like you. Look beyond the paid pundits if possible to see the real motives. The powerful never look back but they know you do ... "Make America Great Again" was a slogan to make you look backward to what always appears to be "better times" when in reality they were just as bad - they just had a different flavor.

11) Let go of the murderer stance. There's no proof. She made choices. Something that people in high positions have to do. What you don't know is that those decisions might have been in defense of a larger issue. You are classically narrow minded.

12) All people in power are caught in lies. Idiot. Your boy has been caught in several lies in the last week. Oh -- and filing fake bankruptcies by creating shell companies is not "smart business" it is a lie that is usually punishable by prison time -- unless your daddy buys you out of that.

13) You won't vote again in 4 years because there will be no voting if you boy has his way. Your freedom will be gone and Trump will be your dictator.

Consider this ... before your next slanderous "But we won" comment.

If I read "elitist butthurt libtard" one more time I literally might pass away. Keep in mind, I have four jobs and contribute greatly to the economy - so yes, it might be of some significance if I pass away. Or - you may not care since you are bent on supporting Darth Trump. "One less libtard." If that's your stance you probably didn't make it to this sentence.
It really isn't about winning an election - it's about putting people in power that will actually continue or enhance the middle class lifestyle we all want. 
Get over yourselves. Get over competition. We are over here on the other side researching and watching what the GOP is doing to our laws and our programs and none of those things favor the "middle class".  Look with your own damn eyes (I AM BEGGING YOU TO REALLY LOOK) at what these corporate greed mongers want to do and are doing to our country while you are distracted by Chief Cheeto and his tiny twitter thumbs.

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. 
With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
It's noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.
Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.
Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.
Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show or Fox News. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.
Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Alternative Fact Specialists

Alternative Facts. Do you understand the absurdity of that phrase?

A fact was iron clad when I was growing up. A fact was like math to me --- 2+2 = 4 and so on. A fact was something on which I could rely.

I suppose the new truth is actually lying about facts. I do not understand what happened to the world. I know it has been happening for a while. I guess all it took was to give some nonsensical "trust funders", crooks, religious posers, etc. the keys to the kingdom so that we could all just watch as they piss away everything.

Giving away national park land for a few measly bucks in 2017 is so short sighted that it makes my brain hurt in a way that I've never hurt before. These "f-ing asshats" do not care about their kids or your kids. They just want power and control right now. Not to mention that most of them are only a few years away from a dirt nap anyway.

So which is it you assholes ... are you giving the land away or are you not? You are the ones creating the fake news by waffling and using "alternative facts".

Here's one dumbass angle

Here's another dumbass angle

Somebody somewhere with a loud voice MUST stand up to this shit or we are all going to be in the cheese line sooner than I thought.

Literally no one is telling the truth right now and that is by design. They want civil war. That's how the powerful get more power -- diminishing the numbers in the name of their cause.

How  and why did these people get into power?  What have they said to convince you they deserve to do all this damage to your country? Getting rid of national parks is about the FURTHEST thing from patriotic. Getting rid of funding for PBS -- is them getting rid of an educational outlet for your kids and grand kids.

You voted these people in. Now do something to tell them they are wrong. All this is not worth a few 8 dollar an hour car assembly line jobs -- which will mostly be someone pushing buttons and watching robots anyway.

And we need that damn wall like we need a hole in our head.

This is so ludicrous.

Good job us. I'm so proud and impressed with our choice of "leadership".

PS -- Since this is SOOOOOO important to Trump's ego ... I am registered to vote in at least five states right now and I drove around to all of them on election night to write in Pauly Shore for President.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Executive Order Abuse

Regardless if the laws on the books are outdated or incorrect the signing of multiple Executive Orders in your first week on the job means that you are and want to  be a dictator.

Wake up folks.

Without checks there is no balance of power.  Without balance there is dictatorship. We should never believe that one person holds all the knowledge ... no matter how many times they tell us they are the smartest person in the world.

Monday, January 23, 2017

I'm almost out of words ...

I don't have to type much more here. He's proving my points faster than I can make them.

1) Shut up about the election. You won. Grow up already.

2) If I read another line from folks about Social Security being a "government handout" I am going to rip my face off my skull. That is NOT a government hand out and I am guessing a fair amount of you that are saying this are either on Social Security or Medicare or both. When he guts these programs do NOT come crying to anyone because you do not understand anything about how all this stuff works.

3) I have read so much over generalizing lately that it is very indicative of the condition of our country. If you say or type things like : "All _________ are lazy." --OR-- "All _________ voters are _________. : Then you are likely a short-sighted jerk with no idea about how the world works.

"Liberals", "Libtards", "Repubtards" ... whatever you call "the 'bad guys' has to stop.  I have a full time job and three part time jobs. Call me lazy. Fine. Come on over for a day or two of work and see if you can hang with me. Then, if you beat me or even keep up you can attach a label to my existence. Otherwise just sit on your couch and count your blessings right now - because they are about to get fewer over the next year or so.

And for the record - this whole "Hillary supporter" excuse for people who are not supporting Orange Guy is old and tired. People who refuse to accept his behavior are not necessarily Hillary supporters. We are just confused as to how his behavior is seen as acceptable or presidential.

The controlling rich are winning the war. They are your puppet master.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Who's in charge, really?

Some information on Global Politics

Trump is on his way to really making the mistakes that I predicted he would make.

So with his proclamation that NATO is obsolete and that we are going to pull out of the UN ... without any facts or reasons ... I thought I would do us the favor to research and post what every other president in United States history already knew that I suspect the Orange Menace does not know.

The United Nations or UN is a replacement of the League of Nations. It was founded in 1945 after World War II. So the United Nations is an organization of 192 countries that aim to stop wars and give countries a stage to have conversations about issues that need to be resolved. If one of the most important members of the UN wants to pull out of the UN the only real reason they would want to pull out is if they want or are planning war. The super powerful and chronologically advanced waspy people still believe that WAR = WEALTH. I submit that it is no longer true. We've had several conflicts since WWII and none of them have produced the excess that WWII produced in the American economy. In fact, the last set of conflicts put the country in a massive tailspin from which we are still struggling to recover.  It's a both a huge and very elementary mistake to pull out of the UN. If this topic arises in conversation -- do the research and send the message with the correct information. War no longer means wealth. Move on. It's not 1946 any more. "Keep America Divided Still." Like it or not this is a very connected world now and we cannot put that cat back in the bag. Deal with it.

NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance that has its substratum on the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. There are 28 countries in NATO.

Chief Cheeto Fingers says this alliance is obsolete. So, in a world where ISIL (ISIS) is infiltrating many countries and have many "centralized" operations on the globe Trump thinks it is a good idea for the US to pull out of NATO? Is this what Putin wants us to do? How is having alliances in 2017 an obsolete idea? Trump, you love reality TV shows so this is something you should understand - alliances protect and conquer situations far more often than a lone wolf.

So is this centered on Putin and Russian preferences? These world organizations are far from perfect - but being at the table is essential for our continued progress against people being dicks in the name of some bastardized form of religion.

OR - is this the crusades? Did Putin invent a time machine for Donny? Did we go back to the 1200s? Are we going to turn Istanbul back into Constantinople? Come on folks. The middle east is a mess. It is their mess. We need to take our OIL interest and go elsewhere. Like Solar, Wind, Water ... or the many other ways to achieve rather than "the American giant gas guzzling SUV dream." Are we a country of Zionists? Is this Pence driving this NATO and UN mess so that we can go full bore into Israel and start something we cannot finish?

A very short snippet about Zionism in the United States

The General Assembly of the National Council of Churches in November 2007 approved a resolution for further study which stated that the "theological stance of Christian Zionism adversely affects:"

-- justice and peace in the Middle East, delaying the day when Israelis and Palestinians can live within    secure borders
-- relationships with Middle Eastern Christians (see the Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism)
-- relationships with Jews, since Jews are seen as mere pawns in an eschatological scheme
-- relationships with Muslims, since it treats the rights of Muslims as subordinate to the rights of Jews
   interfaith dialogue, since it views the world in starkly dichotomous terms"

The Reformed Church in America at its 2004 General Synod found "the ideology of Christian Zionism and the extreme form of dispensationalism that undergirds it to be a distortion of the biblical message noting the impediment it represents to achieving a just peace in Israel/Palestine."

The Mennonite Church published an article that referenced what is called the ongoing illegal seizure of additional Palestinian lands by Israeli militants, noting that in some churches under the influence of Christian Zionism the "congregations 'adopt' illegal Israeli settlements, sending funds to bolster the defense of these armed colonies." As of September 2007, churches in the USA that have criticized Christian Zionism include the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Church of Christ.

The film With God On Our Side, by Porter Speakman Jr. and Kevin Miller (the latter of whom also co-created the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed), criticizes both the underlying theology behind Christian Zionism as well as its negative influence on the church.

Some Christian Zionists interpret the prophetic texts as describing inevitable future events, and these events primarily involve Israel (taken to mean the descendants of the Biblical patriarch Jacob) or Judah (taken to mean the remaining faithful adherents of Judaism). These prophecies are seen as requiring the presence of a Jewish state in the Holy Land, the central part of the lands promised to the Biblical patriarch Abraham in the Covenant of the pieces. This requirement is sometimes interpreted as being fulfilled by the contemporary state of Israel.

- above from Wikipedia -

The founding fathers were religious. They did talk about the Jews in Israel. I do not believe that they would have our people and resources go  there to fight for some Zionist view that is likely a disguise for the real deal "control the area to control all the oil."

On Nuclear Waste in Big Coal Country -

So we are going to waste our money on TRYING to make mining coal safer and more efficient? Really? There was a reason and a plan for realigning the hard hit coal areas. We had plans to revamp the coal workers and their families education and give them some new industries to have success within ... like Solar and Wind.  Instead we are going to mine these areas further - deregulate environmental protocols - then contaminate the waters -  then dump our old nuclear waste into  the hollowed out mines and FURTHER contaminate our waters and soils to where we can literally produce or use nothing. Sounds like a great plan. Sarcasm.

Pay attention. None of this mess is about 2000, 20000 or 200000 manufacturing jobs in some random locations in the United States. So far there have been several lies attached to each glimpse of truth from this guy and his cabinet choices. It's certainly not about big media lying about the truth. There are larger and scarier things at play and they are not being discussed because we are too dumb to pay attention.