Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Jacqueline Skye Outlaw asks questions

Does anyone wonder why? What is wrong with the Republican party when we break it down? Why does the Republican party continue to fight against the undeniable and unrefutably scientific proof of climate change? Why do they foolishly refuse to take immediate action to try to save us before time runs out? Why do they work extra hard to deny humans and other life forms the right to a long term healthy existence on our planet? Why do they fight against the immigrants with such fierce resistance and cruelty in order to prevent them from obtaining a deserved piece of the American pie? Why do they plot against the middle class's' right to obtain a working wage, an obtainable higher education, a piece of the American dream? Why do they work hard and long to fool people into continuing to vote for them while covering up that they are trying to phase us out one class and lifeform at a time? Why are they taking everything away from the ninety something percent only to give more to the already filthy rich? Why do they want to make the poor poorer? Why do they wish to make it impossible for the average person to obtain quality healthcare and affordable health insurance? Why do they promote the NRA's desire to make and sell war weapons of mass destruction while innocent people die regularly from the arrogance of such stubborn resistance to the truth? Why do they side with the NRA in their evil plot to hide and distort the facts that guns kill while we continue to bury our dead? Why do they go to great lengths to ignore and cover up that thousands of species of plants and animals are dying each year to never return? Why do they twist and distort the Constitution of the United States to promote ignorance while denying our Constitutional rights to American citizens living in a country meant to remain free? Why are they putting up with a deranged man masquerading as President when his incompetence is obvious and destructive to our country now and long term? Why are they allowing Russia to invade, control, and attack our country behind the scenes? What are they up to exactly? What is their end game? Do they possibly have a hidden agenda, a long term secret plan to escape the massive destruction they are causing to our environment as they make our planet uninhabitable? Where will they go when our planet no longer sustains life? Do they know? Do they have another planet in mind and plan to leave the rest of us behind to burn to death and wither way without food and water? Are they truly this short sighted in their deranged madness to chase the almighty shallow dollar? Have they lost sight of their own immanent demise? Why are they trying to kill us off as they pollute and destroy our very existence in every way on a planet that can't possibly continue to survive? Are they not made of flesh and bone? Do they not also depend on the planet as their primary source of life? All the power and money in the world can't save them from what they are doing to our Nation and our planet! No one in their right minds would do the horrid things they are doing unless? Is there is an underlying agenda that we don't know about and aren't privy to as the average Americans whom they are always trying to hoodwink? Where does their hellbent road to certain destruction end, if not with our imminent deaths? What does the Republican Party stand for if not for certain death of all things good, in disguise? Still, we have to ask why?!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Trump via the Brits' viewpoint

Rachel Everington
Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"
Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:
"A few things spring to mind.
Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.
For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.
So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.
Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.
I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.
But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.
Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.
And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.
There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.
Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.
Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.
And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.
Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.
He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.
He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.
And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.
That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.
There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.
So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.
This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.
After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.
God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.
He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.
In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.
And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:
'My God… what… have… I… created?
If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."
Thanks Occupy Democrats

Thursday, August 22, 2019

There will be an accounting.

We want the names. 

The names of the corporations that have rushed to drill in our national parks, dump their poisons into our rivers, chop away at regulations that protect our food and environment. 

We want the names of those members of congress who stood by silently while Trump and his cohorts destroyed our government and country. 

We want the names of the ICE teams who refuse to recognize the humanity of those who they mistreat. 

We want the names of the lawyers and judges who excuse rape and pedophilia.

We want the names. When we get back in control of the government, there will be an accounting.

'Just following orders' will not be an acceptable excuse.
'It was my job' will not be an acceptable excuse.
'It was just so much money' will not be an acceptable excuse.

We will not forget. We will not forgive. There will be an accounting.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bwak bwak?

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And if the "illegal immigrants" are stealing jobs from US citizens, why did only 25 to 30 people show up for the Koch owned chicken processing plant job fair which had 680 job openings?