Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Trump and congressional republicans are falling all over themselves to enact as much carnage as possible as quickly as possible. Possibly, in the recesses of their limited little minds they fear that retribution may be coming fast and furiously from somewhere. 

Anyone who believes that what is happening is in any way in our interest is kidding themselves. Virtually all of it is targeted against their opposition for the betterment of the rich who pull their strings.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Trumpsters claim that those of us voicing our negative response to the election are just whiners.

We are NOT whiners. Yes, we are dismayed, but more importantly, we are angry at how what is supposed to be such a great country could have elected such a low life, repugnant, thin skinned, asshole to what is arguably the most visible and most powerful political office in the world.
I've been around long enough to have seen all manner of politicians - good and bad. As much as I disliked Nixon, Reagan and George W, they are all head and shoulders above Trump as regards honesty, dignity and competence.

We are now doomed to at least 4 years of Trump's vengeance and self-aggrandizement. He is a man having no ideology beyond the promotion of Donald Trump. He is without any sense of honor, having no appreciation for the worth of others beyond how well they serve him.

I've written a few similar posts over the past few weeks, and they will continue unless and until Trump proves me wrong.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Just as most of us - like it or not - assumed that Hillary would carry the day back in November, we must, as you say, do battle with "cunning, intelligence [and] study." Republicans and the Trumpsters are nothing if not cunning which they apply with intelligence and study. They must NOT be underestimated.

Republicans have been working us for several years going back at least to W's first campaign, and which was sharply accelerated after Obama's first election. They smartly worked at state and local levels, taking advantage of redistricting by gerrymandering congressional districts in their favor.

Now, they have achieved their ultimate goal have wrested control of the WH and both houses of congress along with a large % of state houses and state legislatures. They now have carte blanche to put forward their agendas at all levels.

Democrats fucked up royally. A lot of it had to do with complacency, or perhaps more accurately, laziness. With Obama in the WH and a democratic congress, we all came to believe that we were off on a progressive joy ride. Little did we realize just how effectively the Reps were eroding Obama's support which resulted in the disaster of the 2010 midterm elections which saw a Rep takeover of the House and winning many races at the state and local level which effectively shoved a knife into the heart of progressives. The rest is history as we are all too sadly aware.


I find it disingenuous and wrong that the lambasting of Hillary Clinton continues. People claim that she was a weak candidate. 


Does a weak candidate manage to have 65+ million people vote for her - nearly 3 million more than her opponent and the most votes cast for any individual - EVER? Does a weak candidate manage that while having to deal with FBI and Russian meddling in the campaign?

People claim out of hand that Bernie Sanders would have beaten Trump. Maybe, maybe not. It would have been a very different campaign. Trump would have used Bernie's socialism against him, and who knows what skeletons may have emerged from Sander's closets? Damn few people manage to be successful in politics for several years without some dirt gathering at their feet. It is, in any case, a moot point.

I believe that Clinton's campaign made some mistakes. They wasted time campaigning in red states like Arizona when they should have bolstered their standing in Wisconsin and Michigan. Hillary should never have made her "deplorables" comment nor should never have talked about putting coal miners out of work.

Of course, balanced against the literally dozens of outlandish and offensive things Trump said during the campaign and continues to do even now as president, Hillary was comparatively very disciplined in her speeches and commentary.

Hillary Clinton should be our president today.

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.