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Pat Robertson on Trump

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.”

Ban Trump

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.

New Colossus

statue of liberty poem

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 Cons Away

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.

Meanwhile….. Back On Earth

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
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The United Corporation of America

 

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.

For Profit Government

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.”

In order to assure your freedom you have been issued the following bar code.

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

Truth in Plain Sight

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.

Watch this-

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/white-house-press-secretary-sean-spicer-slams-media/

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.

Tax Returns

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

 

Sick of the Republicans

bonehead

Many of you are going to already feel exactly as I do. I am SICK of Republicans….very sick. The current issue I have with Republicans involves John Boehner who is the  Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The economy has been shit ever since good ol Bush drove the United States like he stole it right into the damn ground. Then he left office smiling like an idiot boarding the helicopter on his way to whatever he was going to screw up next. He left us with the unemployment rate way up along with a pile of other shit he half fixed , broke or just fucked up.

To help deal with high unemployment the feds extended the number of weeks people could get unemployment Insurance benefits. At one point it was at 99 weeks. Then it dropped to 73 and then 63. There was never much debate about extending the benefits, it was needed,  until John Boehner came along.

The Senate passed the latest extension for unemployment insurance in April. It is now sitting waiting for the House to take a vote on it . John Boehner won’t allow it to  be voted on because it doesn’t include anything to create jobs as he has demanded from the White House. Where john gets off demanding anything from the White House I’m not sure. It seems like he screwed us enough with the whole debt ceiling bullshit he felt he needed to pull in 2013. For some reason John likes being a dick I guess.  I know there is blame to be put on the Democrats  it isn’t all John “bonehead” Boehner’s doing, there could be more done on all sides. At this point in time though it is his fault nothing is being done.

As Speaker,  John Boehner is a leader in the House, not a ruler of the House of Representatives. He is supposed to lead, not act like a king or a spoiled child who wants things his way. 3 million people are without unemployment benefits because John Boehner won’t allow the extension to be voted on. 70,000 additional people are running out of benefits each week. John Boehners district has a population of 724,285. How the fuck did those people get the honor of electing the guy who gets to pretend he is king? Who told John Boehner he speaks for the american people? Everytime he says that I cringe.

It is a fact i would vote for a piece of chewed gum with some dirt and hair suck in it before I would vote for John Boehner to speak on my behalf or even decide what random item I was going to pee on. He is inept.

If you search “unemployment insurance extension” on the web and read the comments after almost any article that turns up in the search results you will see some sad stories about how this lapse has effected people and you will see some seriously pissed off people. I can’t remember ever seeing so much anger and talk of revolt against the government. Not just voter revolt but physically acting out against our leaders. One guy from Indiana even threatened to kill Boehner in messages left for him and his wife. What the guy did was clearly wrong but not many people are surprised by it.

We are giving away billions of dollars every year to other countries while people who live here can’t live here. People who want to work but can’t find jobs are losing their savings, homes, cars, and the ability to provide basic needs while John Boehner sits on his hands and pouts. The money to help is being sent to other countries because it is in our best interest to do so. Isn’t it in our best interest to provide for people who live in our own country? Why don’t we act like it ?

The Senate and the House are likely to approve a corporate tax cut that is going to add to the deficit. It faces no major opposition…..unless the unemployment insurance extension is added to it, then there will be some trouble. The media has been covering the issue very little if at all. If this were 3 million people who had been burned out of their homes by fire or any other disaster we would be hearing nothing but that story for weeks on end. Since it is the leadership of the country screwing people instead of mother nature I guess it isn’t newsworthy.

I seriously hope people are mad about this bullshit actually I wish more people were mad but just like always, if it doesn’t effect them directly they could give a shit. What is going on is just wrong and every single one of us should be pissed. Even if you don’t agree with extending unemployment benefits you should be pissed that John Boehner has the nerve to abuse his position the way he is doing now. John has shown he is willing to allow 3 million people to suffer in order to get his way.  The next time this happens what will the issue be about? Will it effect you? Think about that.

Contact your representatives, they are easy to find on twitter and you can find their website contact info there most times. Send a tweet and voice your opinion. I send a tweet to john Boehner once a day explaining to him how his behavior makes him look like a dick. I doubt he ever actually reads them and if he did the point would  probably would fly right over his head but I do it anyways because if enough of us do he will have no choice but to read it.

Remember this little power trip John has been on when it comes time to vote, don’t forget or allow yourself to be distracted by the newest shiny political object. This is a time when our leaders should be stepping up and doing whatever is needed to help the american people get through tough times. It is getting better but some places are doing better than others and we all live in this country together. When everyone can provide for their families and live happily then it is a benefit to all of us. We will be better off and then we can be proud of how we govern ourselves because right now we look pathetic and it is our own fault. If we don’t do something to change it then we deserve what we get for allowing people like Boehner to act like a king without calling him on it