Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Question for Conservatives

My question for "conservatives":

We are fast approaching, if not past, the point where all but the most determined deniers must recognize, in the face of the increasingly recurrent, widespread and severe weather events, that we've changed the climate already and we're in for much more in terms of both frequency and amplitude. Look around the country, the world or simply step outside today and experience first hand.

You're 'leaders" have been lying to you about these Most Important Facts for years. If they are willing to lie to you about the health of the very planet that your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etcetera and all other species will have to live on (while claiming to be "Pro-Life") what won't they lie to you about? What haven't they been lying to you about? Why are they lying to you? And finally, why are you still willingly listening to their lies?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

4 Faces of tRump - Share the Memes!

Here's a take on the 4 faces of our Fearless(?) Leader.  Share the hell out of them -- especially in reply to Repubicon posts -- for as long as there's a need to.







Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Trump's @$$oul Affirmative Action Plan

In keeping with Trump's @$$oul Affirmative Action Plan to fill top spots:

One of OUR planet's premier @$$ouls, your next secretary of state?

EXCERPT: "The (climate change) fear factor that people want to throw out there to say 'We just have to stop this,' I do not accept."

Fear? Of course! Why would anyone in a low lying coastal plain fear a rising tide? Why would anyone surviving on barely arable land fear an expanding desert? Why would anyone dependent on glacial melt water for drinking and irrigating their crops fear the permanent and complete melting of the mountain glaciers they've depended on for time immemorial? They'll simply adapt.

Read More Here: http://burlingtonareaprogressives.blogspot.com/2012/07/plutannosaurus-rex.html

Saturday, October 29, 2016

To My 3rd Party Voting Friends - Vote Hillary!

So, basically, you’re saying “A Trump Presidency is okay with me.”  Because one of two people is going to win this election: Hillary or Trump.  One of those two, nobody else.  And even if Trump wins BY 1 VOTE, he still takes ALL this state’s electoral votes.  Which is NOT okay.  But here’s 4 GREAT REASONS to vote for Hillary:

  1. Hillary believes that climate change is real and will work urgently to stop and reverse it rather than hand our children a ruined ecosphere.
  2. Hillary believes that we deserve a good national healthcare system (ACA) and will work to improve it rather than dismantle it.
  3. Hillary believes in a strong fully funded Social Security system, rather than one given to Wall Street to gamble with.
  4. Hillary believes that corporations are NOT people, and will appoint Supreme Court justices that will overturn Citizen’s United.


There are dozens of other great reasons to support Hillary for the Presidency, but if none of them matter to you (and if it doesn’t matter to you who Bernie Sanders is supporting), then by all means, cast your vote for someone else and help Trump win.  Even if it’s only by 1 VOTE.  But I HOPE that you’ll join me and vote for HILLARY.  Please.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Your Puritanical "Principles", More Important that the Planet?

I keep seeing posts from some of you liberals, progressives, lefties out there, trying to convince yourselves and your friends that because of some vague atrocity supposedly committed by Hillary Clinton, your principals prevent you from voting for her, so you're going to vote third party in vane.

Make no mistake it IS your vote to cast as you see fit. But if you believe that this election is about You and Your Principles you are most sadly mistaken. You are engaged in a Narcissism of Truly Trumpian proportions.

This election is about your family, your friends, your community, your country and your planet. But mostly, this election is about your children and the children of all those that surround you.

There are many issues in the balance, but I'll pick just one to be brief, the most critical one, Climate Change. Trumpenstein will destroy any efforts to stem the tide of global warming and it's getting late people, closing in on too late for our children's future. The fate of the planet literally hangs in the balance. 2016 was the first year ever that atmospheric carbon dioxide didn't fall below 400 ppm in the month of September. And if the methane frozen in the arctic and beneath the oceans starts to thaw, it's game over, welcome to Venus II, may you and your "principles" enjoy your brief stay.

So ask yourself, do you really think that your Puritanical "Principles" are more important than our Planet? Because that, my friends, would display an outlook of asstounding self-centrism and heedless inconsideration. We're all depending on you being better than that.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Patriot or Nationalist?



If you're like me, you consider yourself to be a Patriot. If you're not like me you might still consider yourself to be a Patriot, but maybe you're not. Maybe you're just a Nationalist.
A patriot is like a good parent. Good parents love their children unconditionally, but they have no illusions that their children are perfect. They have no problem with disciplining their children or having others to appropriately call their children to account when they've done wrong. Because good parents want their children to be the best people they can be.
A nationalist is like a bad parent. Bad parents love their children unconditionally. And they may have no illusions that their children are perfect or have a problem with disciplining them. But they go ape shit if anyone calls their children to account when they've done wrong. Because "What? Not my Child!" Unevolved and Totally Tribal!
I saw this when I had to take one of my kids to the police station over a stupid prank for which, thankfully, they were caught. The officer laid out the charges and then asked if he had the right party, to which we both answered "yes". The officer was clearly surprised at this. I thought that was a shame and very revealing.
Nationalism is Racism's just as dangerous, but surficially less revolting cousin. Subjects dared not criticize Nazi Germany. Subjects dare not criticize China or Russia or North Korea! But Citizens of America should never feel subjugated! Oh, and by the way, there are many patriots who suffered for our freedom. But only a fool would die for an F’ing Flag.
So Colin Kaepernick, in a way that hurts no one (even Packer fans), calls out America for its racist wrongs. Wrongs that it has made great progress on and should be proud of, but on which it OBVIOUSLY still has a long way to go. Like good parents, Patriots understand / tolerate that. Like bad parents, Nationalists go ape shit on the interwebs!

Be a patriot, don't go FaceFook Apie!

Friday, September 09, 2016

To the Trumpladyte Go the Spoils?

The Trumpladyte has said repeatedly that:
We should have taken Iraq's oil
to the winner goes the spoils

That is an ignorant insult to America and her greatest generation!




The Trumpladyte has said repeatedly that:
We should have taken Iraq's oil
to the winner goes the spoils

That is an ignorant insult to America and her greatest generation!

When the allies won WWII and the United States emerged ascendant, did we conquer and dominate the lands we held like the Soviet Empire did? Did we plunder treasure from the lands previously held by the fascists and the Japanese imperialists that were now under our control?

HELL NO!

That is EXACTLY what was expected, because that was what has been done throughout the human history of warfare, first you Rape and then you Pillage. The Tom Hanks movie Monuments Men provides a historical account of this. As we were trying to save Europe's art treasures that were plundered by the Nazis, many Europeans at first refused to collaborate because they assumed we would do what the Germans and everyone before them did, pillage and take the treasure back to the U.S. But we didn't!

If there is any legitimate claim to American Exceptionalism this is it! Instead of claiming the spoils of war as the spoiled little Trumpster has exhorted, America instituted the Marshall Plan by which we helped rebuild countries devastated by the war including the aggressors West Germany, Italy and Japan. UNPRECIDENTED!

Of course the Trumpladyte is vacuous when it comes the details on any of his so called "plans", so we'll never know just how he thinks we would have taken Iraq's oil or how much more American blood and treasure would have been required for adding this theft on to the Debacle in Iraqle (a war the donald was for before he was against). But it would have been Huuuuuuge as we would not just be fighting ISIS, but all Iraqi's and people from across the middle east for gross imperialist pillagry.


This is only one small sample of why this man, with the emotional maturity of a fourth grader, who has pillaged the wealth of other American's to build his gambling den empire it totally unfit to be America's president. If we elect this scam artist, we will not only be justly feared and a global laughing stock, we will lose all legitimacy to lead the world forward as we have for decades. With a would be dictator in charge, who loves Vladimer Putin and his "leadership", America would be unexceptional. Just another plundering power in a long line of pathetic plutocracies. In nominating the Trumpster the Republicon Party has proven thay it's finally gone over the edge and lost its mind. Let's prove that America as a whole has not lost hers as well.