Political Party Over All Else

I’m sick of these people who place their support for their political Party over everything else. Over the law, over ethics, over common courtesy. These people vomit red or vomit blue over everything.

They vomit on government employees who are doing their jobs. They vomit on the law. They vomit up conspiracy theories and they vomit up lies instead of truth.

I’ve been calling them out. I don’t care which Party they are. If they begin with name calling and hurl accusations based in fallacies, falsehoods, and foolishness, I call them out.

If its propaganda, I call them on it. If its conspiratorial hogwash, I call them out.

If I had an anti-emetic, I would give them a double dose to prevent them from stinking up the internet with the stench of themselves.

President Hulk

It occurs to me that Erasmus’ comment that “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” is never so more appropriate as it is today.

I was wondering why does Prez Trump think so highly of himself (the best brain brain, smartest guy in the room, etc) when there is so much evidence that he isn’t. And why is this pussy-grabbing, pissing on people, bankruptor of four businesses, bully, and humiliator, worshiped by millions of God-fearing moral and righteous people?

I think it’s because he manipulates those lesser than him and plays on their fears until they see him as the leader who will fight their enemies for them.

Surrounded by a complex world with problems not easily resolved, the average-ability American takes solace in that Donald Trump sees their enemy and is willing to fight their enemy on their behalf.

This is not an attack on average Americans. It is an acknowledgement that the world has become too complex for the average person to sort out good from evil, right from wrong, and moral high ground from the swamp of indecency.

Donald Trump is the one-eyed man who has been crowned king by the blind and good people in America.

The two-eyed good people of America are aghast that Donald Trump was elected and sees so little of a problem’s complexity. To them Donald Trump is the angry green monster shouting “Hulk Smash” and then destroying every thing in his sight.

When faced with a complex and confusing issue, he becomes angry and destroys people. With his words, with his actions, with his power.

Hulk Smash.

Hulk does not build.

Now President Hulk intends to smash the will of the people and the democracy that goes with it.

I believe black people now

I was a skeptic for the longest time. I never believed that white men over 40 were THE problem in America. Now I am inclined to believe it.

I wasn’t a problem. I did not hate nor was I racially prejudiced. I was careful not to offend. I tried to treat people with respect. If I failed, no one ever told me.

I was a mediocre white guy who was focused on making something of my life. I got lucky along the way and here I am now.

Do you know the name Jack Weinberg? He is the originator of the phrase, “Don’t trust anyone over thirty.” His life should be made into a movie. Look him up.

I want to change his phrase to say “Don’t trust white men over forty in politics.”

I believe black people who say old white men are the problem. I believe women who say old white men are the problem. I believe the millennials who say old white men are the problem.

President Donald Trump and the Grand Old Party of Republicans have convinced me. Mitch McConnell has convinced me, COVID has convinced me, and every black person beaten by a police man has convinced me.

When the President of the United States tries to overthrow the vote count in the US by saying some cloudy group of somebodies has rigged the election in America, he’s an old white man trying to invalidate the votes of Democrats so he can win office. When his supporters tell lie after lie about the vote count, they are all old white men who are trying to save the Republican President for a second term.

When the Republican Party thinks that laissez-faire public health policy is the best way to go, they are mistaken even in the face of data that says otherwise. They are old white men who want other people to suffer instead of thriving. They want big box stores to thrive and hometown business to go away.

When the riots of 2020 for police brutality and police violence are EXACTLY like they were in the 1960s, I believe white men over 40 have not changed since the 1960s.

When the old white men of the Republican Party implement voter suppression, I want to gag. They don’t support the America I want in my grandchildren’s future.

Shall we talk about the old white men in the Democrat Party? Chuck Schumer? Joe Biden? Tom Perez and Stony Heyer? Maybe a better class of people but their collective intelligence is not all that great. This is the group that forced upon us $5 light bulbs and said we couldn’t sell old babycribs. This is the group that continues to give things to crybabies and even talks about paying people today for the social crimes of a century ago. Reparations, my butt. This is the group that has one solution for everyone AND insists that Equality is FAIR. One size does not fit everyone. They are incredibly racial but not racist. If they had their way they would have representation in Congress by race and gender, and not by political boundaries with state sovereignty.

The only thing renewable supported by old white men in politics is their gerrymandered districts. Sheesh. Renewable election results.

Sustainable re-elections. Generational wealth and generational seats in politics.

The ignorance of white men over 40 and the lust to control the power of their positions is beyond comprehension.

I don’t know if women will be different. I don’t know if blacks will be different. But I want to find out.

I believe black people now.

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

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