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.

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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.

Obama vs. Trump BSA Jamboree Speeches

Obama BSA WP

Donald Trump spoke in the direction of 40,000 children in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree crowd the other day.  He used drunken dive bar language and spoke without honor as their honorary Scout President.  Did I mention that he wasn’t only a US Military draft dodger, but he wasn’t even a scout?

Yeah.  Real role model.  It was shameful.

Well, President Obama wasn’t able to attend either of the two Jamborees that gathered while he was  our President and Commander in Chief.  But, he was able to send a video address to the kids.  The respective Presidents’ speeches were far cries from one another and sum up the difference between the two Presidents.

Occupy Democrats edited the video, and big ups to them for doing so:

The Flushed Legacy of the Former Maverick

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John McCain has a cancer that is going to kill him. And, that is truly too bad.  It is so sad.  Truly.

John McCain was allegedly a “maverick” at one point in his career as a Senator.  His campaign staff likes it pointed out and FOX News is always happy to do so.  Press junket style.

Upon his diagnosis, he was pretty much futilely operated on.  It was performed on him at our taxpayer expense.  That’s alright, because that’s how we do in America.  We look out after our own.  We bring them comfort and aid when they are down.

But, before he even had time to heal, he rushed back to Washington D.C. so he could vote to make sure that he could participate in stealing healthcare from between 22 and 33 million other Americans who he feels are less worthy of healthcare than he is.

The a woman screaming at him as he exits the Senate vote is part of letting the “maverick” know that his shameful action today is ensuring that this will be the entirety of his legacy.

Donald Douche is Disappointed (VIDEO)

After SEVEN years of endless attempts to UNDO the Affordable Care Act, that has brought affordable health insurance to dozens of millions of Americans, FINALLY, the Nazi Party of Republican America finally has not only insurmountable majorities in our House and our Senate . . . they have their very own president who can sign the death warrant where the scary black guy kept vetoing their BS into the ground.

Yet, their heartlessness failed MISERABLY as Trump commanded them to slash and burn.

Now, Donald Trump, our illegitimate, bigoted, misogynist, compulsive lying, serial sex-offending president haz a sad.

Him DISAPPOINTED.  Sing along as you shed some tears for him.

Shiny Object Syndrome

Shiny Object Still WPThe things our Con Artist-In-Chief tweets are meant to do one thing and that thing only.

Well, two things.  The obvious:  To rile up some really base, deplorable Tea-party, or Freedom Caucus fanboy dirtbags that Trump calls his base.

Secondly, and most importantly, Trump does it so the media can guide you around like a leashed doggie by it and no one pays any attention to the vile, oftentimes criminal, actions by which he is guiding our country into the crapper with.

This video is from this morning after a pretty disappointing (as per usual) tweet fit he vomited on Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of Morning Joe.  Don’t follow his lead.  Ignore the vile obvious and focus instead on the nuts and bolts of the destructive policy BS he deals in.

Don’t be the predictable rube.

#RESIST.

There are Monsters in your Closet

Trumpster brownshirts actually, ACTUALLY believe Trump’s BS. It’s frightening. When Goebbels was Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda, he said:
 
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”  ~ Joseph Goebbels
 
Trump is just following a playbook, but adding in an infinite amount of little, stupid lies. He suffocates people around him in little, ridiculous lies so they are forced to look straight ahead or drown.
 
Listen to them answer questions a REPUBLICAN poses
 
 

Extraordinary Measures

It was on this day in 1953 that the US executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for treason and espionage against the United States.

64 years ago, they fried in electrified chairs.

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Sizzled.

History Channel –>  http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/julius-and-ethel-rosenberg-executed

That was supposed to be a lesson to all those who would follow that there are consequences to one’s actions.  Especially — ESPECIALLY — when those actions include colluding with an enemy of the state.  Imagine what the punishment might look like if it included throwing US Presidential elections.

No, go ahead.  It’s OK.  Be like John Lennon.  Imagine.  There may be no facts in their inbred bubble, but Truth and Justice will always break through that kind of firewall.

Side note, Donald Trump was pretty much a toddler when the last US execution for espionage was carried out.  Reminds me of a song of cycle: