I hung out with my friend Robert Darby for his podcast. This is the result. Hope you enjoy it
I hung out with my friend Robert Darby for his podcast. This is the result. Hope you enjoy it
Well it has been a while since I wrote a blog. In fact the world has changed so much since the last time I sat at my desk and pecked away with my two most accurate fingers it is hard to know where to start.
If anyone expects me to tell you where I’ve been or what I have been up to here is an update- I’m not dead. Now that we have that out of the way lets ramble through some stuff…
First and foremost you all need to register to vote. I cannot stress this enough. If you are already registered then it is of utmost importance that you actually vote this November. This is not a drill. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic this election is probably the most important one in your lifetime and hopefully in your children’s and grandchildren’s lifetimes too.
Years ago I warned about Donald Trump being elected president of the United States and the fears I had that he did not have the ability nor the desire to lead the country. I think it is safe for me to say I was correct. I am not happy about being correct it is simply an easily supported fact.
In addition to being correct the worst of my fears has also become a reality. We find ourselves in a situation where we need leadership to help us best get through it. I’m not saying without leadership we are doomed….well some of us are but as a whole I am not worried we will fail. It is just much more difficult and it will take longer and it will cost us more in both money and lives.
Donald Trump has failed. Anyone who doesn’t see the writing on the wall at this point cannot and should not be taken seriously. To support him now can only be explained by stupidity or a self-serving agenda. That is to say- people who now stand behind this ineffective, divisive and inept clown are either too dumb to be trusted making their own toast each morning. Or they hope to get something out of supporting him even if it costs people’s lives or their livelihood. So as we approach November I want you to take note of every single politician, TV personality, writer, shoe salesperson, or homeless person who still supports Trump. Those people can not be trusted to make intelligent and/or selfless decisions. Keep that in mind because someday it may help you avoid getting caught up in some bullshit involving those people.
Now that we know the type of person who still can manage to say Trump’s name without throwing up in their own mouth, it’s time to do something about them. That is where the voting thing comes in. I do not want to hear any of the the usual “my vote doesn’t count” bullshit. I do not want to hear “all politicians are crooks/liars” and I don’t want to hear any other excuses or morally superior banter about corruption and effectiveness the election system. It is simple….We cannot allow Donald Trump to win another term as president. And the best way to prevent him from winning re-election is for all of us to vote
We need to show with overwhelming numbers we are not divided. Trump’s attempt to drag our country down into the swamp rather than drain it must fail spectacularly. We must send a message. We must take our country back because it has been hijacked by an idiot.
We are almost all guilty of taking what we have for granted and it’s time to realize it. It is time to put both hands back on the wheel instead of holding them out the window so we can feel the wind rush through our fingers. There will be no more wind if we do not avoid hitting a wall or driving straight off a cliff.
Lies are only facts, that haven’t happened.
~ Moonchild Corneille
There are countless examples of Trump lacking the leadership abilities needed to be an effective leader. If I had to pick one that should be easiest to see and understand it would be this-
At the time of this blog post the Washington Post has President Trump at 19,127 false or misleading claims in 1226 days. Keep in mind that number only applies to the things Trump says in public. Think about what the actual number must be considering every word that comes out of his mouth public and private. Anyone who dismisses this number by saying “all politicians lie” has a poor grasp on reality.
The reality of it is..The average person lies anywhere from 1.6-2 times per day and those tend to be “white lies” like “those glasses look great on you”
Now let’s consider what people are lying about. When Trump is saying things that are in public view and can be fact checked it is seldom about petty things. He is lying about things that have a direct effect on large numbers of people. Sometimes he is lying about things that could cost people their lives such as a viral outbreak. It is without question Trump’s lies have cost many people their lives (the total number is as yet unknown) and done serious harm to our economy (the severity is also unknown) the level of both cannot be known because as of the writing of this blog things are still playing out.
Right now the number of deaths in the US from corona virus stands at 122,000. Donald Trmp has been heard on multiple occasions bragging about how low that number is and how it could have been in the millions. Yea it could have been in the millions. And I suppose Trump could have told 50,000 lies at this point so the 19,000+ number is great.
Using that logic a good defense in a serial killer case would be “Hey I only killed and raped 24 women. I could have killed and raped 50 women” Who in their right mind is going to nod and say “that’s a great point”?
Trump is already warning that the upcoming election is going to be “rigged”
If he knows this to be true then why the hell doesn’t he tell us what is is going to do to prevent it ? I’ll tell you why. Because you can’t provide a way to prevent some imaginary shit you made up in your head from happening since it isn’t going to happen in the first place.
It is obvious to me that this crap is a signal Trump knows he is in trouble. I think any reasonable person could come to that conclusion based on what Trump has shown us up to now.
“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.
I’ve got more to say about this trust me. Let me wrap this rant up by making the following point.
This cannot and must not be about political parties. It is time to set that bullshit aside at least until we correct our course. How bad does it need to get before people can stop making choices not based on their own moral compass but on what a single person of the same party tells them to choose?
Stop being sheep for fucks sake.
On this podcast Reap talks to his daughter about cotton candy machines and social distancing and stupid people.
We interrupt this blog to bring you a special message from Pat Robertson who has been dead for at least 5 years but he is just too stupid to know he is dead.
“I think, somehow, the Lord’s plan is being put in place for America and these people are not only revolting against Trump, they’re revolting against what God’s plan is for America. These other people have been trying to destroy America. These left-wingers and so-called progressives are trying to destroy the country that we love and take away the freedoms they love. They want collectivism. They want socialism. What we’re looking at is free markets and freedom from this terrible, overarching bureaucracy. They want to fight as much as they can but I think the good news is the Bible says, “He that sits in the heavens will laugh them to scorn,” and I think that Trump’s someone on his side that is a lot more powerful than the media.”
I found this posted on my facebook feed this week
Week 1: Caused millions of Americans to worry about their health insurance, threatened martial law in Chicago, diminished women’s health care worldwide, called CNN ‘fake news’, removed Obama environmental protections, advanced his wasteful vanity project, compared himself to Abraham Lincoln, threatened to defund law-abiding sanctuary cities, discriminated against refugees based on religion, promised to waste resources on non-existent voter fraud investigation, removed Spanish from White House website….
Credit to Liz Putnam
Let’s add to that
President Trump signed on Friday an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all refugee admission for 120 days, and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely.
None of the countries on the list are where any recent terrorists have come from.
Add to that….
According to the Washington Post and Bloomberg, Trump’s ban did not include any of the Muslim-majority countries where the Trump Organization — which is now being run by his sons — holds business interests. Those countries reportedly include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, the U.A.E. and Azerbaijan.
Big god damn surprise there….
How much longer will this be allowed to go on?
What will Trump do that finally crosses the line and forces people to see the mistake we have made by allowing a guy whos IQ would rise if we replaced his brain with a box of rocks become our president?
Trump seems to have a serious problem remembering he didn’t win the popular vote. A competent person would understand this and consider it when acting as POTUS.
Of course competence is something we have yet to see from Trump.
And I’m not holding my breath in hopes that we will.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Up next- A Dick and the Wall
Kellyanne Conway Counselor to the President is the type of person we don’t see too often but she is hardly unique.
She s become the defender of President Trump and his childish irresponsible behavior.
Kellyanne manages to put the twist on Donald’s juvenile behavior and she misrepresents critics of Trump.
I’m pretty sure Kellyanne thinks she is fooling some people and she is right but she isn’t fooling smart people.
Kellyanne is a staunch defender of Trump it seems as if he can do no wrong. The fact she can excuse some of his behaviors on a national stage speaks to the kind of person she is. You may be wondering if Kellyanne was always a Trump fan. Has Kellyanne spent her adult life fighting for the things she now defends at all costs, including the loss of her credibility and dignity?
Here is one possible answer to that question.
Well it seems Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President is at least a bit two faced.
It’s almost hard to not feel sorry for her. She has got to have a shit opinion of herself to sell herself out like a political prostitute. Basically she has been paid by Trump to fuck the American people which she is doing as fast and hard as she can.
Scientists moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight on Thursday amid increasing worries over nuclear weapons and climate change.
“Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new president of the United States, his words matter,” sauid David Titley and Lawrence M. Krauss
Well Donald Trump is now POTUS. It’s hard to keep up with all the bullshit piling up around Trump and his people and it’s only a few days in.
One of the reasons some people support and voted for Trump is the belief that Trump will handle the country like a business and that will be good for all of us.
The problem with that is our government was not designed to be run like a business. Businesses are run with the main goal being to make a profit so that the business can grow bigger and make a larger profit and so on…the federal government was established to “form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
I’ve worked businesses that were family owned. I have worked for businesses owned by Goldman Sachs. I have worked for small businesses with only a few employees and the highest level employee was someone I dealt with on a daily basis. I have worked for corporations with thousands of employees spread throughout the world. The closest I ever came to interaction with the highest level employee while working for this corporation was reading a memo that had been printed from an email sent to the “general” folder on location computer.
Because of the number of employees involved corporations create policies that everyone must adhere to no matter their circumstances. If you have a problem with your paycheck you must contact the payroll dept. At the payroll dept you are known by your employee number. The person in the payroll dept is going to follow company procedure when solving your problem and if that means you won’t get your pay until the following Monday, so be it.
The payroll dept doesn’t know or care about the personal reasons you have for needing your pay before Monday comes. The person who is solving your problem has probably never heard of you before and wouldn’t know you if you were standing directly in front of them. They have no reason to risk going against procedure to help you. Rules are rules, you wait til Monday.
If you could plead your case to the person running the payroll dept or the CEO then there could be a chance the rules would bend for you because of special circumstances. Of course this is less likely if your need, whatever it is, will effect profits. In fact any and everything the company does, makes, or provides revolves around profits. Procedures are created with profit in mind. Decisions are also made considering the bottom line.
Government can’t effectively work that way, it needs to cater to everyone with its main goal being how best to
“form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
Notice there is no mention of “increasing profits”
Yea government needs to be run responsibly and costs should be considered as well as how effective any money spent will be to the people but we should not make our main focus trying to create or grow a profit from people who use government programs.
The logic that Trump would be good for the country because he would run it like a business fails for the reasons I’ve mention above as well as the fact Trump has failed in his attempts at running successful businesses several times. Not only have those businesses failed but in some cases Trump victimized his customers. Despite that the businesses still failed. Donald Trump can’t succeed even when he cheats.
From my experience corporations do not care about the individual employee. Government needs to care about the well-being of everyone
After the Trump inauguration (see: crickets chirping) White House press secretary Sean Spicer had some words for the press. He chose to express those words using a method common among young children, having a tantrum and demanding he get his way.
Since Spicer was quite obviously completely wrong about the inauguration numbers and the way they were reported by news agencies a lot of people pointed it out in public. This resulted in yet another of Trumps fools chiming in on the subject. This time the fool was actually the queen of fools Kellyanne Conway.
You can watch her blabbering here-
Now we have the term “alternative facts” thanks to Kellyanne Conway (more about her in the next blog)
Already I have heard conservatives who are supporting this “alternative facts” bullshit by comparing it to cases where media incorrectly report a story or part of a news story.
Just another example of the twilight zone logic so many are practicing lately.
How the fuck a newspaper making a correction in a news story compares to the press secretary telling outright lies AND NEVER CORRECTING THOSE LIES. That is called lying. A news story with incorrect information issues a retraction. They admit there was a mistake and correct it. No one on Trumps team ever admits they lied, corrects the error, or apologizes.
I can not stress enough how dangerous this practice is. If we allow this to go on unchecked it could make it more difficult if not impossible to convince the public that a story is true. I think this is something Trump is counting on happening. If he can convince enough people that the media can’t be trusted it will help him.
I don’t like liars because people who lie do so in order to hide behaviors they know are wrong or to get an unfair advantage against an opponent who the can not beat on a level playing field due to their own weaknesses.
My last point on this post will be the fact Trump has still not released his tax returns. He told the public he would and now it seems he has decided not to do that because he claims “no one cares”. I’;m sure that is what Trump was hoping would happen after he was elected. I’m sure he thought after he became president the call for his tax returns would die out.
We can not let that happen. There is a reason Trump doesn’t want us to see his tax returns and I can’t think of any good reasons why he wouldn’t have released them and be done with it. If there was nothing to hide he would release his returns with fanfare and use it to point out how “fake” the media is.
Alternative Facts….give me a fucking break
Up next- Kellyanne Conway- The Wickedest Witch
Did you miss me?
Before I jump into this hot mess we have found ourselves in let me update anyone who is curious.
Tom Raspoptnik lost his attempt to win against me in court (he lost)
Tom Raspotnik and his creepy “wife” are currently defending themselves from a lawsuit claiming they are guilty of copyright violations. Looks like they are going to lose that case too.
To sum it up Tom Raspotnik is still the same loser he has always been…business as usual.
I am currently living in Reno NV. I have a great job which I enjoy very much. I have an apartment I like very much with a great view of the Reno downtown skyline. I have also become a grandpa, my grand-daughter is a very cute and extremely busy little girl. My daughter is a great mother. She has her own apartment and a good job, nice car…I guess I succeeded in raising her. What do you know about that?
Ok enough about me lets discuss what is going on in this great country. I think we should start out by asking one question…
Yes, I’m afraid they have.
Donald Trump is about to officially become the POTUS. Just typing that scares me. I do not get it, I’ve tried to understand it, really I have. I’ve tried and tried to put myself in the shoes of the people who support Trump. I’ve listened to the explanations for why people support him like
“They feel abandoned by the Democrats”
“They have watched all the jobs leave town and nothing replace them”
“Donald Trump tells it like it is”
“Donald Trump is going to drain the swamp”
Don’t misunderstand me I know how Donald got elected. He snuck in under the radar. Too many people dismissed the possibility of Trump actually getting elected so they didn’t step up to vote against him. They underestimated the number of stupid people who would actually vote for an idiot like Trump. What I can’t understand is why those people have become so stupid that they can support Trump.
First of all, the guy is a liar. I don’t mean the typical politician who lies to get votes. Trump takes that stereotype and not only embraces it, he gives it steroids, lots of steroids
Check out Politifact. They check out statements made by politicians to see how true they are.
Not only is Trump a huge liar but he seems to have a poor grasp on reality.
One instance stands out to me most. During a rally where Obama was speaking a Trump supporter was being heckled by the crowd. Obama stopped his speech and repeatedly told the crowd to calm down and leave the man alone. He reminded them that in this country it was ok to have a different opinion.
The next day Donald Trump told a crowd at one of his rallies about the incident. He said the president “spent so much time screaming at this protester.” and described Obama’s reaction to the protester as “a disgrace”. Check it out-
It’s one thing to have a different take on a story, that isn’t the case here. Trump’s version is completely wrong. He also consistently denies saying things that are well documented or even recorded on video. It’s very easy to use google and prove Trump said the things he denies ever saying but he continues to stick to his story. It is nothing less than amazing.
When you attempt to point out the obvious lies Trump has been telling to his supporters the usual response from them is to call you “one of those liberals” and to tell you to “get over losing the election and quit whining/crying”
This drives me crazy. How does expecting someone to be honest make me a liberal? Is that the distinction now? Liberal= honest Conservative= liar
How so many working class people came to the conclusion that Donald Trump was the one man who save them from whatever problems they have is another mystery. Remember the “Occupy Wall Street” protests? What the fuck happened to all those people? I guess they just gave up and said “fuck it might as well give in. Not only did they give in the doubled down and let Trump get elected. No protests, no marching, no yelling. I did hear about one group who tried to close down a highway in protest but somebody drove through the human blockade and killed one of them….that pretty much took care of that.
I’ve always believed you should stand up for what you believe in doing whatever you can no matter how small. That is what I will be doing here on an ongoing basis. That mean you should share and support content, do your own podcast, write your own blog, attend protests in your area, if there aren’t any start one. DO SOMETHING or accept whatever Tump does to you with a smile cause you deserve what you get.
To be continued
Up next- The United Corporation of America