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.