Thursday, January 12, 2017


It is likely at least in part the fault of dyed in the wool Berners who refused to support Hillary that landed Trump in the White House. Deny all you want, but any of you who didn't vote, or who actually voted for Trump simply to spite Hillary, are part of the reason for her defeat, especially given how few votes in a few key states actually turned the tide.

What makes it sadder, if not tragic, is how you all bought into the repeated scurrilous lies about how Democrats and the Clinton campaign stole primary elections from Sanders. Virtually all of those charges were untrue. Rather, they were spread by her haters and, as we have now learned, perhaps even by Russia either directly or indirectly.

Claiming that Bernie would have won is certainly not a sure thing, and Hillary's loss became in some respects a self-realized prophecy by the lack of support from many of the people making such claims. A Sanders v Trump race would have been a far different campaign, and Trump would have employed anything and everything he could lay his tiny little hands on to discredit Bernie.

Now, we must all face at least the next four years listening to Trump's never ending self-aggrandizing, and live with a right wing congress that can't stop ejaculating all over themselves in their hot lust to destroy as much of Obama's legacy as possible.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


The news about Trump's financial dealings and escapades in Russia is kinda all over the place. I've heard nothing specific about the $$$. However, the stories about his sexual encounters are all varied, except they all apparently involve prostitutes peeing.

I've heard he had them piss on a bed that the Obama's had slept in. I heard that it was a bed only Michelle had slept in. I heard that he had them pee on HIS bed, and lastly, I heard that he had them piss on him. Well gosh. What a delicious menu. I'll have one from column A and two from column B.
Is any of it true? Of course he, and apparently Putin, say not. I guess these accusations have been floating around newsies for a few months, but no one has been able to verify any of it. 

It has also been said that FBI Director James Comey knew of this prior to the election. If so, he decided to keep this quiet, but chose to send the letter to Congress regarding Clinton's emails. Hmmm.

While on the one hand it seems to some that the PeeGate accusations are so outrageous as to be ridiculous. However, anyone who has spent even a few minutes perusing internet porn should realize that such activity is not all that rare. Trump would likely be able to have any damn thing he wanted given his $$$ and influence. Also, given that he openly lusted for his daughter, this pee thingy doesn't seem particularly out of character for him.

I'm betting that this will go down an yet another scurrilous thing attributed to Trump that will never be proven. He has a way of dodging bullets from all angles.

Saturday, January 7, 2017


Now, all you folks who were all pumped up about Trump's wall and how Mexico is going to pay for it, are now asked to accept the notion that, well, we will pay for it initially, but then Mexico will pay us back. I'm sure they will. I mean why not. It's just like a 25 billion dollar boondoggle that will do absolutely nothing for them, but what the hell, right?

Let's say that we go ahead and build the wall at taxpayer expense. Well now that's something like $71 a head (25 billion divided by 350 million American citizens.) Not so bad, I guess. Two to three hundred per household, maybe a bit more for all you fertile folks out there.

But what I want to know is just how are we all to get our $71 back when Mexico begins paying for the wall? Will we be getting quarterly checks? Will we be getting any interest on the money spent? Or will we just be getting a tax credit? Maybe we could put it all in a fund to help pay for the daily million bucks we will be paying for Trump's security at Trump Tower and Mar-a-lago.
Inquiring minds want to know.


Water has no mind. The wind no memories. The trees no opinions.

Yet, their movements, their changes are constant and predictable. Even the trajectory we humans take through life can be anticipated to some degree.

In nature all is economy. Yet, our self-consciousness produces motives which move us away from nature and its predictability. In that, we create much beauty, but also much ugliness and pain. So much or our time and effort here in this life is wasted on mistrust, hate and destruction, all too often based on little if any, real knowledge, but rather on barely considered opinion.

We often claim to have at hand a lot of facts, but we all too often come up far short of wisdom.

Thursday, January 5, 2017


I'll make this short but not so sweet. 

Wake up folks. Republicans have begun the process of obliterating the Obama presidency, and completely blocking Democrats from having any voice in government. 

Earlier today, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced their intention to investigate Russian hacking - TO DETERMINE OBAMA'S ROLE IN IT!!! 

They began working on their intent to repeal the ACA which may well remove millions of people from the health insurance rolls, and could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.

Also, Trump and several Republicans have now decided that Julian Assange is a hero. As recently as a few weeks ago, they still vilified him as an enemy. Now that he has come forward claiming that the Russians had no role in the DNC and Podesta email leaks, Reps see him has a truth teller. They are also warming up to Vladimir Putin and the Russians, because they now see Putin as a great leader who's leadership aligns with their own fascist leanings.

While the effort of Republicans to kill the House Ethics Office were blocked, it is obvious that they want to remove any outside scrutiny of their actions. It is only a matter of time until they give it another try.

All of this hit the air waves today. We are still a couple weeks away from Trump taking the oath. The coming weeks and months are bound to hold any # of reversals and surprises - most of them really bad.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Trump's supporters want a totalitarian leader who will silence the left and progressives. One who will suppress the LBGT community, ban abortion and move the country toward a Christian Theocracy.

(Now, I don't believe Trump gives a rat's ass about Christianity. He will cater to those people so long as he perceives it to be to his advantage, to further his own power and aggrandizement. When and if that becomes problematic for him, he will cut them loose in a heartbeat.)

Our traditional problem with Russia and, more specifically, the Soviet Union was communism. They'd rather be dead than Red. But communism is gone in Russia.

Now Putin, in his efforts to "make Russia great again," is well on his way toward becoming the Russian dictator - a single absolute ruler. He has been touted as the single richest man in the world having assets of something like 125 billion dollars - well above the estimated 85 billion bucks supposedly controlled by Bill Gates of Microsoft. Trump's supporters see him and Putin as bookends, two sides of the same coin.

Trump is obviously enamored of all that. Putin is his hero. Note that he won't say a word against him. The Donald dreams of achieving similar heights.

Now, by comparison Trump is a mere pretender, a wanna be, a piker, having an estimated net worth of somewhere around 4 billion dollars, and he is around 6 years older than Putin. Time's awastin!

What better way to make up ground quickly than to become the leader of the largest economy and the largest military in the world? Trump's personal vision, his delusions of grandeur place him at the absolute top of the heap. Putin is at this juncture just another pawn as Trump sees him. An admirable one, but still no more than an ally to make use of until he no longer suits that purpose.

Now do I have any substantive proof of any of this. Of course not. Now that doesn't seem to bother many people operating here in cyberspace, on talk radio and even on political TV and other media.

So, I make a disclaimer here that most of this is purely opinion and speculation. I believe that much of what I've written here could well come to pass. Trump fits this mold - in my opinion.

Buckle up.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


May 10, 2016

Not a whole lot is happening. I've gotten busy with work which is a good thing. Jo is still having trouble with her foot. She will try to get into the doctor sometime tomorrow. Her toes are turning blue.

The infant child of Jo's niece and her husband had to have open heart surgery, to repair a faulty valve earlier Monday. He's about the cutest little bugger you've ever seen, but has been plagued with health issues almost from birth. So, he beat me at having his chest cracked open before his first birthday. I guess I'm next.

I have thought about what a shit I was for a number of years. I won't go into any detail now, but suffice to say it is the heaviest burden I carry around my neck everyday. Can't help but wish I could go back and mend all those wounds, big and small, I inflicted on Jo and my kids. I'm not looking for absolution, we all have to bear our various crosses until we breathe our last. Writing of those days may bring me some sense of relief or understanding. We'll see.