I Missed History Again

Saddam Statue Falls Felicia WP

I feel HORRIBLE.

I knew it was silly of me that day 14 and a half years ago as I was watching the festivities on the teevee to be longing like a lonely puppy at an echo.  Longing for my being able to be in Iraq smelling the dust and smoke in the air as that huge Saddam statue finally came down.  As if there was even a parallel universe somewhere where that would have been conceivable, right?  But, I *wanted* to have been there like I would have gone out and made sure I had the baseball card, LOL. 

After seeing what began happening today with all the calls for Confederate statues to fall  like domino-shame across the swath of former Confederate Southern states, I feel even worse than Baghdad slipping by. 

NYT –>  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/us/confederate-statue-kentucky.html

It’s something of moral and historic significance happening right here in MY COUNTRY.  And here I am all comfy as far away from it here as could be. Missing it.

Again.

Fer effin’ shame.

An Ideal, Not a Hero. Not just Yet.

Made America Suck Again WP

The deplorably bigoted, willfully-ignorant self-haters of the now nervous Tea Party still cling to a dark hope.  They still cling to the white supremacist ideal where “the browns” all serve them as the South rises again.  Where life SUCKS for everyone not embarrassingly wealthy.

These tragic fools made a wish upon a star and got their baby-handed idiot king.  They got their Trump.

The resistance is fighting tooth and nail to remove the cancer and heal what the idiot-King has sickened.  People are screaming for a hero-figure to be like Godzilla beating down Mothra in a duel to the glorious end,  But, as exciting and worthy as this path seems, it is that good intention that lines the road to Hell.  There is another way, and it doesn’t call for finding a super-candidate to stand up to the serial-lying; compulsive pussy-grabbing,’ half-witted; cowardly man-toddler.

It involves finding the heroes around you and uniting behind a single, overarching ideal.  Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer teamed with the Democratic party  to organize a group of artists to forward an idea of hope and determination.  The intent is to help unite the resistance to take back the hope and expectation that was stolen from all of us.

Here are the top-two posters, courtesy Chuck.

Better Deal 1 WP

and,

Better Deal 2 WP

America was NOT made “great again.  She was molested, mocked, and left naked in front of a city bus come morning. The Make America Great Again logo is a cruel joke, now.  A better deal is what we all need.  It’s concise and easy to relate to and recall.

What We All Need:  A Better Deal.  The working man and woman across the board has been either screwed or lined up along an alley wal to be screwed.  Families all across the spectrum and from sea to shining sea are suffering from both Trump’s crazed cartoon leadership and the Republican Congress’ fringe, anti-American agenda.  We need a better deal just to heal from years of their legislated regressive greed, self-hate, and lonely bitterness.

They say that most politics are local.  Whoever *they* are, they aren’t just spitting into the wind.

All Politics is Local WP

in 2018, we are going to need to develop the legend not of the future King, but of the heroes around us, representing us against the Reich. Our State, Gubernatorial, Congressional, and Senatorial leaders will guide us to a representative system that actually represents all of us.

There are so many Democratic-aligned heroic figures across the country holding the flag for the resistance to Trump and the Republican party he leads who deserve your sweat tears, and laughter as you volunteer to help them help you to an intimidating body.  You are going to find it so satisfying and life-affirming that you’re not going to have time or a care in the world for national politics the next time it rears its proud head.

By the time it does, we will have gathered around us those who would deliver bills worthy of our pride in our President signing into Law.

We will draw to us a legislative body that admonishes the toxic ideology of the fringe right. 

A body politic that admonishes state-sponsored christo-sharia occultism.  

A body politic that admonishes the Heritage Foundation eat-the-poor neocon chickenhawk drum beating.

When we flip the house and maybe, like 2006, the Senate with it, we can coalesce around a national leader in earnest. It’s been so long since we had that, I doubt most even remember what it was like.

Until then, the only thing any of us need to worry about is taking back or defending our states!!

Not a Senator

Fear GOP Walking Dead WP

I like the idea of a ranked soldier keeping his / her rank after un-deployment and rest.

I like calling him President Obama.  He’ll always be President.

But, do I really?  Only kind of.  Rachel Maddow had a guest on today.  She called him “Senator” Gordon Humphrey.  I thought that out of a hundred Senators, I’d still be smart like a 98% A-student if there were just 2 I didn’t remember.  But, really, eff that.  I know every dang one, at least by name.

Well, turns out I’m not “There are 2 Senators I don’t know” dumb.  Gordon WAS a senator.  A long time ago.  Like pushing 30 years ago was Senator. Oddly, this gets me to the actual reason I wrote this story: the Zombie of a long-retired Republican senator is haunting us with a press junket.  And, weirder, Rachel Maddow had him on her show.

Gordon Humphrey Fornicate Billboard WP

Pardon my taking the piss out of yer man, but aside from my flickin’ his old nuts, that’s an actual poster he uses.  For what, not entirely sure.  He’s too old to run for any office.  Trump is only 71, and I don’t think ANYONE doubts the dumb in risking being a peasant under a mad king.  A Dementia-hollowed ASSHOLE.  Like Trump.  This guy is just too gravity-whittled for service, anymore.

What I’m thinking is that his agent sees a longing for the days before the Tea Party.  Before the Freedom Caucus made a buy-in Swamp army of them.  With the INSANE militancy of the Presidency, a longing for days even before Neoconservatism. This guy Humphrey represents just that.

He could never be held up as an ideological echo of a hero any lost culture pines to re-live.  The people have shown themselves for who they are to the core, and, you can’t un-shoot yourself in your idiot foot.  Only the sage monks of electoral politics and the old generals of our reeling media structure keep the memory alive at all.  NBC wants to conspire in stopping the Republican party from bleeding out.

Too late for miracles, old chap.

And, I’m not all about helping save the Republican corpse.  Let it rot.