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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hey, Bernie and Hillary supporters: it's long past time for us to unite.

Man. I started following someone on Twitter because she had some cool tweet (can't even remember what it was, but I thought she was cool). So just now I see that she has a tweet bashing Bernie and Bernie supporters, and accusing him of being divisive (which is the actual polar opposite of the truth--Bernie constantly talks about not letting demagogues divide us up, and how we have to stand together) and saying he cost Hillary the election (again--not true: he ENDORSED her in the general, and ran the epitome of a respectful, civil and very substantive primary campaign, even REFUSING steadfastly to be goaded/spun into any personal attacks in media interviews).

It is so discouraging to see the bitterness and blame of Hillary supporters toward Bernie and Bernie supporters, and the bitterness and blame of Bernie supporters toward Hillary and Hillary supporters. It really is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay past high time that we all came together now, people. No, we don't see things exactly the same way, but we really have so much more in common than not. We need to unite to resist the orange fascist wannabe. Seriously, stop looking back and look forward at the oncoming locomotive.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

We Must Resist

Seven months in, this is America under Trump. We must #resist and fight hate with our hearts, minds, bodies and souls, and with our laws/constitution, our refusal to let anyone or any rhetoric divide us up, our voices, our feet in the streets, our presence in town halls and voicemail messages and voting booths, and, most of all, our love. We must show up, stand up and speak up for each other, and for what our special, inspirational, beautiful America is really all about.

We must RESIST. Stand together. Face down hate and divisiveness with love and unity. Trump's nightmare vision of America will NEVER triumph over the American dream.

Seven months in...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Connect the Dots: Jared + VEB = Trump is Putin's Puppet

Postscript to my last post (Trump + Vlad = Treason), just in case anyone is wondering what dots, exactly, I was talking about being connected. Here's an example: Jared's December meeting with the Kremlin's VEB Bank operatives. Rachel Maddow sounded the the alarm on this months ago. Now everyone is finally starting to connect the dots. Again, I simply say: follow the money. It will directly lead to the bedroom of Trump and Putin, and I would strongly advise that you knock first before barging in, because they are definitely in bed together:

Trump + Vlad = Treason

I hope you all will watch the important interview of Bill Browder by Fareed Zakaria which I have linked below. Consider this fact: Vladimir Putin is the single richest man on planet earth. What does Donald Trump value? Money. Power. Putin and Trump: it's a match made in hell. I submit to you, follow the money and it will lead to the truth of just how in bed with, and beholden to, Putin and Russia's interests our sitting President is. He is not working for us. He is not working for America. He is working for Vlad. And that, my friends, is called treason.

Many (such as Rachel Maddow) have been connecting the money trail dots for a long time now, and I have full confidence that, sooner rather than later, the full picture will come into view so clearly that even the biggest dismissers of the Trump-Russia connection will see and understand. I stand by my prediction: Trump will be impeached and/or tender his resignation by Christmas. I plan to have eggnog. Possibly with rum (I don't drink, but an exception might need to be made, given the year I will, by that point, hopefully have lived through personally, and the year that our country will, by that point, have weathered).

We not only have a President who violates the constitution at every turn, and has conflicts of interest galore, we have a President who, because of one of those conflicts of interest--namely, being bought and paid for by Vladimir Putin--is acting not in the best interest of America but actually in the interest of a foreign enemy power.  What we have, folks, is a treasonous man occupying the White House.  We need to get all the facts via the investigations currently underway, and once there is enough evidence (which there will be--I've never been more certain of anything in my entire life), we need to impeach this treasonous con artist.  Democrats, Republicans, Independents, all of us need to come together on this, as President Donald J. Trump poses a clear and present danger to our country.

Bill Browder interview by Fareed Zakaria today, 7/16/2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Today is a Tragic Day for the United States of America


This is a tragic, tragic day for my country. The United States of America ain't what she used to be.

The Republicans have been trying to get to this day since 1980. And today, they cemented the oligarchy.  Today, with the passage by the House of their GOP "health care" bill, they actually cheered when they threw the 99% to the wolves. Such a sad, sad, sad day. And, for many of us, terrifying. What kind of country is this anymore, really? Congratulations, Reagan Republicans. We are now living in the wild, wild west. It is everyone for themselves. In the immortal words of Sawyer from my beloved TV series, LOST: "It's Lord of the Flies time now."

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Teshuvah

We are subtly and not-so-subtly taught/enculturated that human beings have evolved, civility-wise and even spiritually, from "barbaric", "savage" tribes to modern "civil" society. Somehow, we are lead to believe that mere advances in technology have made us less "savage". But that is all smoke and mirrors: us human are *exactly* the same as we've always been. Exactly. The good, wonderful potentials are there...and so are the savage, the barbaric...the evil.

This week, sarin gas was used by human beings against other, innocent, human beings, including children. It causes extreme suffering and death. It is against all the agreed upon conventions of war--and war is already barbaric--but even in war, there are supposed to be certain minimal standards of decency. Those were not in evidence in this attack in Syria.

So let's not delude ourselves, in our shiny cities, that we are better than those who lived or live in the deep forest with minimal tools. Let's not think that our religions make us somehow deeper or more spiritual or more "saved" than the religions or beliefs of earlier humans. Let's not think that any of our gleaming trappings make us any better than any human who has ever lived in any culture. We are no more or less barbaric than people and cultures from thousands of years ago.

We all have exactly the same potentials inside of us for good, and for evil, that humans have always had. It's always been up to us to choose.

Right now, in our world, I am seeing an awful lot of humans choosing evil. It's up to each of us to turn that around.