Winter weather is back. Fun, fun, fun.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time for another political rant instead of low humor. I’m currently reading Edward Klein’s book, “All Out War – The Plot to Destroy Trump”, and found, starting on page 233, one of the reasons I detest so many Republicans.
“There is also a cultural divide. Anti-Trump conservatives are a very refined group of people”
Yeah, fucking self appointed elitists. Not very different from (P)regressive Democrats.
Years ago I developed a talking point as to the difference between Republicans and Democrats when I was a Democratic Precinct Committeeman.
“We have this pie. The Republicans are all about who gets what slice of the pie. The Democrats are first of all concerned that there is pie”.
At the time, it was effective because it had a kernel of truth. Today, I would phrase it differently.
“We have this pie. The (P)regressives want total control over the pie and the authority to decide who deserves what part of the pie”.
Many Republicans today?
“I’ve got mine, screw you and I’ll get yours if I can”.
That hasn’t changed over the years.
IMO, President Trump’s appeal is that he is, first of all, concerned there is pie for all and, second, protecting his fellow citizens from those who will grab the pie. Too simplistic? Well, I’ve been called simple stupid more than once. Think I give a shit?
See where Mueller and team have named 16 inconsequential Russians as villains. Months and millions spent and this is what he has come up with? Good analysis.
Even his success, Gen. Flynn, is falling apart because of the questionable tactics his staff has used.
Interesting, isn’t it, even the most liberal judges can gag at over the top prosecutorial misconduct. Bundy case anyone? Why, it seems even lawyers (judges are lawyers, after all) have scruples. Who woulda thunk? Maybe there is hope for our country after all.
We Blue Dog Democrats are still wandering in a political wasteland. Most of us voted for President Trump. Maybe we can form the core of a third party, the United Deplorables of America?
I’m refraining from saying much about the latest school shooting. That political field has been plowed over and over with little to show. I do note the FBI is getting some well deserved heat.
I think the knowledge of some workable solutions lie with the police officers and correction officers who daily deal with the citizens causing problems. This is not to disparage (much) those in the upper ranks. They are where they are because their views, and the views of the politicians they serve, are similar. If any are reading this, ladies and gentlemen, your track records suck, IMO.
See where the America Media Maggots (h/t BZ) are after President Trump about alleged infidelities. Think most of the country will shrug and say,
“Yeah, so what?”
Rape and coercion is despicable. Most he/sheing between consenting adults doesn’t rise above deplorable.
$.25 tax increase on gasoline? Yikes! I can live with that but the cynic I am doubts if much will be spent on infrastructure. Lots of various consultants will be employed long before the first pothole is filled.
Going back to Klein’s book, he has always laid out how the deep state, by whatever name, arrogantly believe they run things. Pisses me off we the people actually pay these arrogant assholes to fuck over us. I don’t have answers but must believe the estimated 300,000,000+ firearms in private hands tends to dampen the assholes thirst for power and dominion. YMMV
I’m all behind President Trump’s efforts to drain the swamp. I suspect many more people in this country, despite what the Trump haters want to believe, are with him all the way. That is why he was elected IMO.
If you are still with me, thanks for reading.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Ami is talking about identical twins in her program.
Brought back a memory from a misspent youth where I was dating Helen, whose identical twin was Nancy. The two were always using their similarity to fool people and create mischief. They were attractive, liked to have fun but were very chaste, to use an old fashion term.
One evening I arrived to pick up Helen for a date and it was Nancy who came out to the car. Aha. Promptly put my hand down her blouse and copped a feel. She was outraged.
“What’s the matter”, I asked? “You liked it on our last date”.
Boom, she was out of the car and back in their house. Then both came out, angry.
“How dare you say that to my sister”, Helen shouted?
My grin and laughter made both stop, think and then they laughed. Joke was on them.
After that, had a nice date with Helen. And, no didn’t cop a feel.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Today she was storming around the complex raving about people not picking up after their dogs. I understand her anger but she was way over the top. Lucky me, I don't have a dog.
Usually I can make her laugh. Today? Checked my mail and scuttled into my apartment.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Driving ten hours three days a week gives time to think ( always dangerous in my case) without a lot of interruptions.
One subject that I’ve pondered is the appeal of Hillary Clinton. People and relatives whose intellect and opinions I otherwise respect seem fixated. Why?
My conclusion it is the “idea” of Hillary. What they hoped she represented.
Some of the motivations in play, IMO.
Women who have fought glass ceilings all their lives.
Men, including me, who have seen the anger and despair of their mothers who were forced into subservient positions while men at their workplaces with no talent or ability were promoted and paid.
Women who have sucked it up in unhappy marriages and kept their households together despite lousy husbands. Add men who grew up in those households who weren’t blind to what was happening.
The coalitions of people of both sexes that have tried to make positive improvements in their communities and helping the less fortunate. They fear that those gains be lost.
There is much more. Hopefully the reader can fill in more blanks.
So, a mix of hope, anger, fear and despair seeking a champion for those ideals most important to them. Hillary seems to be that champion.
Sadly, for them, their champion is in the body and mind of a terribly flawed human being.
The most progressive person I know, who has literally put her life on the line for her ideals, once said, regarding Hillary,
“I never thought these words would pass my lips. I wish we had a better candidate”.
Hillary’s loss is taken by her supporters as a rejection of them and their ideals. Not necessarily so. Remember the part of the famous Lincoln quote, “all the people all the time?” Enough citizens were not taken in by Hillary to cost her the election. They voted for the lesser evil in many cases, IMO.
But, but, but, she WON the popular vote. If national elections were won by popular vote, New York City and California would be all that matters.
So that I’m not accused of using a conservative biased source, this is from Time magazine.
Overall, he won 2,622 predominantly small counties while Clinton won 490, most of which were much more populous. (Those figures may shift very slightly since some states take a long time to certify their results.) Still, the shifts were large enough for a number of pickups. At present count, Trump snagged 220 counties that voted for President Obama in 2012, while Clinton poached 17 that went for Mitt Romney.
As any long term readers of this blog will recall, I’ve been consistent in my stance of, “Anybody but Shillary”. That was not an endorsement of Donald Trump.
I’ve been pleasantly pleased by the performance of President Trump. I’m delighted to see the, “by any means necessary” modus operandi of Clinton, Inc. being exposed and the utter criminality of their gathering of wealth. The list of crimes goes on and on.
There is more to come. If one was to pick the department most dedicated to improving citizen’s lives, I would nominate HUD. During the eight years of the Obama Administration, over $500,000,000+ is unaccounted. I suspect the Obama clique, the “Czars”, looted the Treasury with no fear of consequences. They were confident the election of Obama’s successor would mean their activities would continue and never come to light. They were on a roll and the good times would never end. Their time had come!
A large portion of the “resistance” is, IMO, people terrified of losing their ill gotten riches and their liberties to imprisonment. The karma bus in gathering speed and driven by an outsider they can’t control.
I can relate to the Hillary supporters angst. I lived with it for the previous eight years.