Whatever-it-takes Trump

So the Republican Party is doing whatever it can to prevent mail-in voting. It is filing lawsuit after lawsuit to undo mail-in voting.

President Trump is asking voters in North Carolina to vote twice in the coming election. This is illegal, of course, and I hope Republican voters ignore the President. Their votes will not count at all if they do and there are fines if they are caught. But I suspect that President Trump only cares that he sows enough chaos to confuse the process enough that he can find a way to stay in power after January 20, 2021. No President has ever done that without being voted in but this President loves to break all rules. It is his way.

So now in Montana, the Republican Party is saying that the Governor’s directive to vote by mail in November is illegal. Of course, this is the same Republican Party that wanted the mail-in voting for the Republican Primary just two months ago.

Apparently, Republicans sue and Democrats protest in order to get their way.

You want to know something really amusing? Federal Passports and State Drivers Licenses are available by mailing in your application and waiting for your license or passport. This is done now “…to prevent fraud and abuse…”

Oh, both parties just argue nonsensically any more. Does it still make you angry? Yeah, me too.

President is such a crock of Shinola

Isn’t he the big man with his big talk and swagger? Mr. “COVID-is-all-a-liberal hoax”. Baloney.

You know the swag of the President, yes? He tweets and he gets on TV and he says people don’t need no stinking masks…

And yet, the State Department who controls all the Passport Operations in the US has been effectively shut down since March. You remember the State Department, right? In the President’s cabinet, yes?

So here is what their website says:

“To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our workforce and customers, we significantly reduced passport operations in March 2020. We have temporarily suspended expedited passport processing for customers applying at an acceptance facility or renewing by mail. At our passport agencies and centers, we have restricted in person service and expedited passport processing to cases involving life-or-death emergencies.”

As of Monday, August 31, there are 10 passport agencies and centers in phase two and 15 agencies and centers in phase one of our reopening plan. Go to our Passport Agency and Center page for more information.

Passport agencies and centers are only open to assist customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for a life-or-death emergency. For the health and safety of employees and customers, we are minimizing the amount of time employees and customers spend together in our agencies and centers. Customers must make an appointment for life-or-death emergency service and cannot walk in to our agencies or centers. 

Week (Thursday-Wednesday)Applications ReceivedPassports Awaiting Issuance**Passports Issued*
This Week (Aug 20-Aug 26)165,000938,000156,000
Last Week (Aug 13-Aug 19)143,000923,000209,000
2 Weeks Ago (Aug 6-Aug 12)151,000968,000235,000

So there are a million applications in backlog and the input roughly equals the output right now.

How is it that this liberal hoax has shut down the State Department under President Trump? Hmmmm?

And if you do have a life-or-death emergency you have to wear a mask when you go there.

Methinks President Harrumpf is faking everything. Just everything.

LA County Puts ICE on ice

In an unusual twist, Los Angeles County has formally adopted a practice to prevent ICE from taking released prisoners to federal ICE detention facilities for deportation proceedings unless they have a warrant.

The Sheriff supported this change.

This is another example of how states and local municipalities are resisting the federal government in its efforts to deport as many illegals as possible.

This is worth a read:

https://abc7.com/society/la-county-approves-ban-on-ice-transfers-without-warrant/6401906/

President Donald Trump is a Patriot

Maybe not the kind of Patriot that you or I am but a Patriot nonetheless.

President Trump sincerely believes in America and does not wish to destroy it. It’s shocking for me to say it because of how much I dislike the man.

There is much to dislike and even hate but I’ve seen n0thing that says he wishes to destroy the USA although he is doing it without intent.

Which brings us to the point that Donald Trump’s vision of America aligns with 47% of Americans. His followers. Does that scare you?

What do we know about President Trump and his view of America?

a) The America of 1950 through 2000 is changing into a new America for the 21st century and he doesn’t like it one bit. Or whit. Globalism is the enemy invading America and Prez Trump wants to stop the invasion of change. Foreign goods and services can be purchased throughout the US now. Even American global companies are using workers in China, Europe, Asia, and South America to extend the American Business Empire throughout the world. This is anathema to the US nationalists like Prez Trump. Like 47% of Americans who take great pride in the traditions of our country and the rule of America, the changes required to compete in Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America are appalling. American companies’ subservience to international laws and regulations strikes a tone of elitism, egalitarianism, and globalism. It challenges the vision of American Exceptionalism to its very roots. How can America be so great when other countries are able to emulate,and at times exceed, the present capacity and capability of America? America is being challenged in the skies, on the oceans, in the marketplace, and even in the hearts of its people. America is no longer a place in which other nationalities wish to belong. America is a place where other nationalities simply wish to live.

b) Regardless of Prez Trumps rapacious immoral behaviors as an aspiring mogul, President Trump believes in a nuclear family. He believes in it so much that he married three women in order to fulfill his vision of having someone to love. He knows he blew up the other two marriages but he is so thankful that his children live with him in the White House. He is so satisfied with the White House arrangement that he doesn’t want it to end.

c) President Trump is embarrassed and disgusted with people who have no backbone. If you show weakness, President Trump will break you down so he can humiliate you whenever he wants. If you show strength and are opposed to him, he will fight you until you surrender. He will never surrender himself although he may walk away. President Trump admires strong people who agree with him. It is his weakness and no one exploits it more than a bevy of White House beauties who know how to reach his tiny heart and make it thump-thump. Whenever President Trump makes a promise, it is made to the strong people who admire him and admire what he has become. The self-reliant people. The achievers. It is not made to the single mom with an IQ of 102 who makes bad choices. Trump celebrates achievement and not existence. He is unconcerned about people who try and fail. They are losers and worthy only of his contempt.

d) President Trump believes that only the best people should be allowed into America. It is an exclusive club. Not anyone can just show up and expect to live with the benefits of American culture. Immigrants must become Americans by proving their worth to contribute to its coffers and to the community and by carrying on America’s perspective of the world.

e) President Trump does not recognize that processes exist to winnow the wheat from the chaff. Automatic and self-perpetuating processes that divide people into the haves and have-nots and its up to only the best of the masses to live a blessed life. The others are fated to be losers. Lesser people need not apply for a seat at America’s table. The chronically ill, the lower classes, the inept, the unskilled, the mentally ill, the drug addicted. Prez Trump sees them as useless idiots and not worthy of his attention. He doesn’t care that it is in their DNA to fail at life. He thinks it is all a personal choice. He is wrong.

f) President Trump sees the BLM protests and doesn’t care that things like respect, dignity, safety is broken for some people and needs attention. He only sees the violence and the looting; he knows instinctively violence and looting doesn’t create the kind of self-reliant achievers he admires. He no more thinks of the life-oppressed citizen than he thinks about the air he breathes. They are simply there. The masses of people who were not granted good genes, good parents, and/or good health. He sees the violence of the oppressed, the depressed and the lonely as a threat to his kind of America. This is his way. Is it yours, too?

g) And 47% of Americans worry they may be attacked or controlled by the masses that President Trump doesn’t even care about. He stokes those coals to a bright flame of fear. “Fear This, Fear That ” Trump shouts and the self-reliant (who are barely hanging on by a thread) follow the President’s fear. Life is always on the edge for them. Their life, earned through abstinence, obedience, morality, and perseverance is always at risk from the behavior of the masses.

h) To President Trump, the Constitution is not America, nor is the government of the people. It isn’t the laws. To President Donald Trump, America is people like him. The ones who came before, the ones who are here now, and the ones who will come later. He enlists into his cause the ones who desire the fruits of self-reliance and achievement. They do truly believe that America is the Constitution and the government and ordinary people. Trump uses that. He pulls the Trump wool over their eyes in order to get their votes.

i) To President Trump, glorifying oneself is the American way. Gathering followers is the American way. Proving he can do what others cannot is the American way.

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity , no straight thing was ever made”-Immanuel Kant

But if you ask Trump, there’s never been a carpenter like himself in the history of the world.

Wisconsin Republicans Screw Up AGAIN!

When George Floyd died at the knee of a Minneapolis policeman, Wisconsin Governor Evers and Lt Governor Mandela Barnes put together a set of initiatives for police reform. It’s been a couple of months now and those vindictive Wisconsin Republican bastards can’t even , won’t even, discuss the police reform bills. They are being bastards because they can. This is not the first time they have rubbed Governor Evers’ nose in their poop and thrown him out the window.

So who is the butt head in the Republican Party doing this? Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke. Good old boy. He was chosen by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to chair a task force to investigate “racial disparities, educational opportunities, public safety, and police policies and standards…” (Ho hum…Rome is about to burn but let me see what I can learn about this before I do anything…)

And Jim Steinke is promising to pay you in January (maybe) for a hamburger your patience today. Wimpy knows how to work the system, doesn’t he?

In the mean time, while the very white Republicans in charge of the Assembly have decided that the riots in Kenosha fit their agenda of sowing racial hatred and disgust, Jim Steinke has accepted the task force mantle and has chosen NOT to name ANYONE to his taskforce. Oh, but he is ALMOST PROMISING there will be something next year. And you can almost take that rubber check to a failed bank.

I am not black but if I was and I heard this cr@p from Jim Steinke and that it had Robin Vos’ approval, I’d be pissed.

The Republican Party clearly wants to run on a law-and-order ticket so they must create flaws-and-disorder to do that. Now that isn’t an accusation. No. That is an observation. Is there another reason for not acting promptly when Seattle, Portland, and other cities have shown what doing nothing will result in?

And, of course, President Trump is coming for a beer summit, oops, sorry, that was a different President wasn’t it? No one knows why (eye-roll here) but Trump’s visit will have something to do with putting those thugs in Kenosha in their place.

Information for this article came from: https://upnorthnewswi.com/2020/08/31/republicans-ignore-yet-another-special-session-take-no-action-on-police-reform-bills/

From UpNorthNews

https://upnorthnewswi.com/

President Trump undercutting Social Security and Medicare is perhaps the new low point for pandemic politics. Over the weekend Trump announced executive actions that range from inadequate to unethical to unconstitutional. He did not cut payroll taxes, he delayed them. So Americans will either have to pay more later, or – if they’re later waived by Congress entirely – it means that money is forever lost to Social Security and Medicare. And Trump did not “add” a $400 weekly unemployment benefit; he added a requirement that states must first put up 25% or there is no boost. States don’t have the billions of dollars necessary; they are already facing substantial coronavirus costs that will impact police, fire, education, and public health services.

Sen. Ron Johnson is doing Russia’s bidding, again. This morning the chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee put out an 11-page attempt to defend the reasons for today’s subpoena related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Is his committee investigating Russia, as Robert Mueller did? No. He and other Republicans are trying to reveal which good Americans sounded the alarm on communication between Russian agents and the 2016 Trump campaign. Johnson is doing exactly what Trump did that got him impeached —using government power to smear a fellow American for partisan political reasons. 

The Second Roman Empire is Dying

As the President tweets, the Second Roman Empire is dying. News at 11.

How bad is it? Health and Human Services is setting up a separate Pandemic Tracking System to control the data being given to the public about COVID-19.

Unable to force their will upon the independent-acting CDC and its international relationships, the Trump Administration seeks to cut the CDC out of everything. First he cut the ties to WHO and now he seeks to control the data related to COVID-19. Ineptly.

He repeatedly said it was hoax. Now he wants to control the distribution of information about the spread of the disease. This is a tinpot dictator move and we should be afraid. Very afraid.

The Russians have penetrated the US political system and thrown it into chaos. Is Putin getting even for the break-up of the Soviet system induced by President Reagan? Perhaps like the book 1984 sort of prophesied, Russia and Asia have combined to take down the US?

Mask Enforcement in Dane County: Do your job, dag nab it!

Enforcement of This Policy

Our Role

We have established a complaint team that will evaluate the complaints and determine the best way to provide education to individuals and businesses that are noncompliant with the face covering section of the Order. The goal of this team is to insure that face coverings are worn when required by providing education first before looking towards enforcement. When necessary, enforcement will generally focus on businesses or individuals that despite attempts to educate continue to violate the Order, such as businesses who do not require customers and/or staff to wear masks at large indoor events or gatherings. If a citation is issued within the City of Madison the ticket amount would be $376, if it is issued outside of the City under the County ordinance the ticket amount is $263.50.

Your Role as an Individual

You should not ask someone why they aren’t wearing a mask. It is not your job to intervene if someone isn’t wearing a mask. Some people have conditions or circumstances that would make wearing a cloth face covering difficult or dangerous. Your job is to wear your mask and stay six feet away from others. See this section for more information.

Dane County Mask Order

Madison, Wisconsin- Dane County has issued an order for people to wear masks. Here’s what it says:

Face Coverings:

i. Every individual, age five (5) and older,in Dane County must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when:

1.In any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present.

2.In line to enter any indoor space.

3.Driving or riding on public transportation or in a paratransit vehicle, a taxi, a private car service vehicle, a ride-sharing vehicle, or any other for hire vehicle.

ii.Individuals may remove their face coverings under the following circumstances:

1.While they are eating or drinking.

2.When communicating with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and communication cannot be achieved through other means.

3.While obtaining a service that requires the temporary removal of the face covering.

4.When necessary to confirm the individual’s identity.

5.When federal or state law prohibits wearing a face covering.