Wednesday, September 02, 2020

My Dear White Friends

Rosewood Massacre

My dear white friends, yes violence and destruction are egregious, counter-productive and wasteful crimes, no matter who perpetrates them. But if you don't understand why they happen, not just here, not just now, but across the world and throughout history, then you need to get a better grasp on human nature.

And if you think that you would behave differently under the same circumstances with the tables turned, then you need to stop patting yourself on the back and get a better grip on reality.

Furthermore, if you believe that these events are the result of the characteristics of a particular group of humans and not the result of the conditions that they have been subjected to by other humans for 400 years and counting, then you're being extremely foolhardy and exhibiting the flawed "reasoning" of racial prejudice. Then you're part of problem, sowing the very seeds from which this destruction springs.

Tulsa Massacre

Friday, July 31, 2020

Republicons Have Sold Out Our Republic

It’s said that suburbs are named after what they destroy. Today’s Republican Party is rushing toward holding that “distinction” too. This degeneration is no longer about political opinions or ideologies, it’s about values.  The GOP has lost its mind, sold its soul and exposed its depraved values. Their actions and inactions demonstrate that they value only one thing, money/power, flip sides of the same coin and they have thwarted representative democracy, our very Republic, in their morbid quest.

Here in the Badgered State we have laws, written and voted on in secret by far away corporations, and imposed on you by Vos and Fitzgerald without attribution. They’ve passed numerous laws taking away local control. Gross gerrymandering makes majority vote rule meaningless, the Republicans still control the legislature. They suppress voters, betraying the very foundation of our Republic. And they got the judicial hacktivist stacked extreme court to place the economy above our pandemic threatened lives, ruling absurdly that our constitution prohibits our government from protecting its citizens, its first and foremost function. That’s what kangaroos do. They even lame-duck limited the power of our governor when they objected to the choice We the People made.

At the federal level, the GOP has backed every un-American, authoritarian play of a cult figure who embodies the seven deadly sins and exhibits zero counter-balancing virtuous values. Their tax cut for the rich proved they don’t care about debt or deficits. Law & order? Please, he’s surrounded himself with felons, corrupticons and pedophiles and if you’re the president’s pal your pardoned.

The final evidence of this party’s degeneration to golden calf idolatry is their insistence on sacrificing our children on the altar of their moneygod. It’s not about education, it’s about daycare and pandemic prone parents being pressed back into service for fun, profit and Trump’s re-election, the prospect of which represents the final republican nail in the coffin of our republic. I never believed they were really pro-life, but this is proof positive and it begs the question, “Republicans, have you no decency!”

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Pandemicized America's Healthcare Bankruptcy

America has the most unaffordable healthcare in the world. It is the #1 reason for bankruptcy in America, affecting over 500,000 families per year.

In the middle of this pandemic Americans are losing their jobs and therefore, their healthcare and getting sick on top of that atrocity. That isn't happening in Non-Shithole Countries. Here in the Badgered State, our so called representatives refused to take the medicaid expansion, costing the state millions and denying Wisconsinites healthcare. So much for "fiscal conservatism" and "pro-life". That didn't happen in Non-Shithole States.

Meanwhile, the Trumpladyte is trying to kill Obamacare, a move that would kick another 20 million American off their healthcare in the middle of a pandemic. USDA Grade A Choice @$$oul.

Decent countries care about their people and provide affordable healthcare to All. You want me to honor the flag? Be THAT Country!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Looming Homelessness Pandemic

America, where your right to defend your home is enshrined, but your right to have one is not.

We were in a housing crisis Before the Pandemic. 11% of black renters are evicted every year in America, where on average there are 3.6 million eviction cases per year. Now we face the worst economy since the great depression and the moratorium on evictions is about to expire with no meaningful help in sight.

Many millions will soon face evictions in the midst of a sky rocketing pandemic. With not being able pay their existing rent and saddled with an eviction record, the prospect of finding new housing is dim at best for many of these people. Homelessness will surge and you can't social distance in a shelter, which will help the virus to surge, adding to our collective misery.

A decent country would value it's citizen's life, liberty and pursuit of happiness enough to actually fight a pandemic as well as recognize and work towards Everyone's right to decent, affordable and non-segregated shelter from the storm. You want me to Honor the Flag? BE THAT COUNTRY!

Friday, June 14, 2019

When Trump's Shit Hit the Fan

I have a plan for when trump's shit hit the fan
Like a suspension of liberty or an attack on Iran
I'll go to my bank, all my cash I'll demand
Then I'll stop buying anything doing without which I can

And in this effort, I hope you will join me
They don't care if you march, but they worship the economy
It's money and power that they bow down before
But if we use ours together we can help freedom endure!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Do We Need an Australian Immigrant Ban?

Do we need an Australian Immigrant Ban?
Yesterday an Aussie white supremacist pig committed the worst act terrorism in New Zealand's history, killing 49 Muslims who gathered to pray! And who is the immigrant who has done the most damage our democracy here in America? Rupert the Murdoch, another Australian Immigrant!
Mere coincidence? Well yeah. It's really just a segway.
The Murdoch didn't use a gun, he used his wealth as a weapon against Our Republic. He bought his U.S. Citizenship for $100,000 from the Reagan administration. Who turned around and eliminated the broadcasting fairness doctrine, which allowed Rupert the Murdoch to start the GOPropaganda cable network FuxSnooze.
And look at the pathetic state our country now. Swaths of the populace are hateful and ignorant enough to think that the racist dork, Trumplestiltskin is the solution to their problems, when in fact of their ills stem from the obscene democracy killing wealth of billionaires like Five-Deferments-Donny and Rupert-the Murdoch, warping our values, our economy and our representation. And it all started with Ronny, Rupert and the FuxSnooze Ooze of propaganda, and boy do they fucking Snooze!
Wake the Fux up America, your Dream is becoming a Nightmare!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Impeach THE National Emergency!

Enough is Enough!

The response of the Democratic controlled House of Representatives to Donald Trump Declaring a Fake National Emergency should be to immediately move to begin impeachment proceedings for his misuse of presidential authority!

Impeachment proceedings should be started TODAY, the same day that Trump commits this new atrocity on our Republic. If the Democrats don't use the authority handed to them by the American People last fall in the face of this outrage, they are not doing their jobs and they don't deserve to keep them!

I have been of the opinion that we needed to wait until Robert Mueller finished his job and issued his report. I Was WRONG! Besides, we may never see Mueller's report.

Please read the article linked here by Yoni Appelbaum in the latest issue of the Atlantic Monthly - Impeach Donald Trump.

The author lays out a rock solid case for why the constitutional solution the founders gave us needs to be enacted NOW! It's a long, deliberative process, which is why it needs to begin right away. In short, starting the impeachment process will do three things:

1) Set up congressional committees and investigations into all of the suspicious activities that surround Trump and his circle with the power to subpoena witnesses and documents, hold public hearings and bring disinfecting sunlight  to the Trumpian realm.

2) Force Trump and all his inner circle to lawyer up and focus their full attention on defending themselves and their actions and away from their disgusting, un-American agenda. Remember when the Fellowship of the Ring attacked Mordor drawing Sauron's full attention away from his goal of finding the one ring? Yeah, Like That!

3) Grab the news agenda away from Trump the Twit and his ability to thumb-twist the news cycle craft the narrative and deflect attention to suit his self-serving needs.

Declaring a National Emergency to raid funds appropriated by Congress for other purpose to build a monument to himself, based on a stupid campaign promise, that Mexico was supposed to pay for, Not Us, is BRIDGE TOO FAR!

Our Republic Cannot allow him to get away with this! Please read the article and then take what action seems best to you!