Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Trump's Propaganda Video Seems Straight Out of "Room 23" on LOST

 "Two men, two leaders, one destiny..."

If you are not terrified, you are not paying attention: we (the United States) are now at a surreal point, governed at the top by a wannabe fascist. Trump made a propaganda video to play for Korea's murderous dictator. It contains the above line (the two men, two leaders, one destiny horrifying schtick). It's Clockwork Orange meets George Orwell dystopia time. It's Room 23 from LOST!

Meanwhile, Trump's advisors state that there is a special place in hell for Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau.

Folks, this is not good. We all, if we are sane and healthy, should be in fight or flight mode re President Trump by this point. If you think things are normal, you need to tune in to the news. This is not what is or ever, ever should be normal for the United States of America.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Rockabye Trumpy

To be sung to the tune of Rockabye Baby:

Rockabye Trumpy
In the White House
As indictments rain down, he tweets like a louse
When Mueller comes, the con game will fall
And down will come Trumpy, treason and all!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The March for Our Lives

Today is the March for our Lives, being led by a bunch of fired up, fiercely eloquent, social-media-savvy high school kids. As Lawrence O'Donnell put it last night on his program: "The President has fled to Florida, while kids from Florida are taking over Washington, DC."

Kids of Parkland, Florida, and kids of the entire nation, I stand with you. I've unfortunately seen some comments on social media in recent weeks that try to pit the generations against each other. As one of the younger Baby Boomers (almost Gen X), I want you to know that so many in my generation DID, and continue to, try. We tried (and continue passionately to try!) to change the world. I'm not saying all of us (there are some obnoxious ones we have to claim--but that's true of all generations), but so many of us did try. We didn't have social media back then. We couldn't live stream. We couldn't organize in the same way, nor could we effectively get our message out in the same way, straight, un-distilled, to the world. We were only covered as mainstream television at the time chose to cover our marches and movements, you know? Which was basically not at all for some of them I was involved with at your age (like the Nuclear Freeze movement, for example: media black-out).

Don't let haters pit the generations against each other. I, for one Boomer, LOVE the Millennials (and I hope you don't hate me  ). I first fell in love with you guys when the older ones among you led the Occupy Wall Street Movement. That movement gave me hope for our country, for the first time in many, many moons. Since then, I've realized just what a wonderful, awesome, WISE and eloquent generation you are, in general. And I am so with you now as you lead this fresh and fierce push for sensible, sane gun control.

The 2nd amendment was never intended to protect weapons of mass murder. Semi-automatic, military-style assault weapons are not for self defense. As you know all too well, they mow down scores of people in moments. Joe Schmoe and Joette Schmoe citizen should not ever have that power. Period. The 2nd amendment would not be touched/violated one iota by a complete and total federal ban on assault weapons. This is job one. Job two is a federal, strict background check on all guns sold, with NO loopholes.

Let the march begin.  And again, don't let those who seek to divide us up succeed. That is what Bernie Sanders has always urged, and it is so important to remember during this time in our nation when we have so many, including our President, who seek to divide us, to pit us against each other: white against black, native born against immigrant, Christian against Muslim, etc. We need to stick together! White, black, Christian, Muslim, Jew, atheist, all religions, all ethnicities, all colors, men, women, straight, gay, old, middle-aged, young. It is so beautiful and deeply heartening to see you very young ones leading this. Yet it is so heartbreaking to know the reason why: you have seen far too much--experienced it, up close and personal. You've lost loved ones to this terrible violence. And now, we are ALL going to stop it, together. You have given new life and passion and urgency and eloquence to the cause. And today, the world listens.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The 2nd Amendment Was Never Meant to Enable Mass Murder

We need to ban automatic, military assault-type rifles in this country, PERIOD. There is absolutely no mention in the 2nd amendment of anyone’s right to walk around with a weapon of mass murder. And don’t argue that people will just buy these guns on the black market if they can’t get them legally: people do a lot of illegal things even when they are illegal, but that doesn’t mean that we should just have no laws!!! People commit murder even though it is illegal, should we just throw up our hands and make murder legal? Of course not. States that have tougher gun laws have fewer gun deaths, that is just a FACT. Countries that have tougher gun laws have far fewer of these horrific massacres.

We need to attack our gun violence problem in this country from many angles. There is no one magic solution. We need to fight it like you would fight any disease: attack the symptoms, attack the root cause, and try to make the patient healthier in a holistic way. But just because banning assault rifles isn’t going to completely fix our inherent, systemic and highly intractable gun violence problem in this country/culture, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it. On the contrary: automatic assault weapons can mow down hundreds of people in SECONDS. This is madness!!! There is absolutely NO justification—least of all a constitutional one—for citizens to be legally able to get one of these weapons, PERIOD!

We, the people, ARE more powerful than the NRA. I don’t care how much money they throw at our elected representatives, if WE make it crystal clear to said representatives that WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR THEM UNLESS THEY ENACT SANE, SENSIBLE GUN CONTROL LAWS, INCLUDING BANNING AUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS COMPLETELY, AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, then they will do it. Because, last time I checked (and, with our current president, you never know if this could be changing!), it is still one person, one vote. WE still have the power, people! So pick up that cell phone with the long-distance included in the price you pay anyway, and CALL YOUR CONGRESSPERSON, AND YOUR SENATOR. We need to heal our culture from this crazy love affair that we have with guns, and that will take approaching it from many, many disparate angles, as I said. But one thing we can do IMMEDIATELY is BAN AUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS. We can demand this and make it happen. Rhymes-with-DUCK the NRA! Call your representatives now: (202) 224-3121.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

2017 Season's Greetings...

Treason is the reason for impeaching Trump this season.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Short and Not Sweet RANT

Reaganomics:  The gift that keeps on TAKING.  Robbing from 99.99% of Americans and the health of our society as a whole, while calling it "tax cuts" since 1980.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Blue blue electric blue...

I find it fascinating that SUDDENLY, everyone and every news outlet is saying that, if the Republican Party doesn't stand up to this disgusting Moore character, they're finished. Um, no one said anything when the Access Hollywood tape came out re Trump. No one said anything back when primary candidate Trump called for "a complete and total ban on Muslims entering the United States", re--and I did say this, quite vociferously, but I mean, no news outlets were saying it and really no one seemed that outraged about it--that he just disqualified himself for becoming a Presidential nominee, by virtue of vowing to do something unconstitutional. I said then that the RNC should disqualify Trump from continuing on in their field of nominees. No one listened to the few lone voices like moi saying that. No one listened to anyone re the "pussy grabber" tape, either.

Yet now that some repug down in Alabama is revealed to be a sexual predator, the repug party is in mortal danger if they don't cut him loose? Why didn't they cut Trump loose when he vowed to up-end the constitution that he would have to swear to uphold if elected POTUS? Why didn't they cut Trump loose after the Access Hollywood tape, which was Trump in his own words?

Nobody seems to care what Trump does. Oh, except for all of us Americans who are in the MAJORITY and who voted for another candidate over him by a margin of over 3 million votes. Ah, now I see the difference: maybe the repugs and the news media got a wake up call last Tuesday? Maybe a little realization of how deep the BLUE sea is out here in the country has made them realize they'd better at least try to fake being a decent and law abiding party.