Sunday, June 30, 2019

Attorney General Barr Killed 7 Mueller Probes 10 Days After Release of his 4-Page Bogus Summary

US Attorney General William Barr testifies during a US House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Justice Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 10, 2019. - The US attorney general told Congress Wednesday he believes the FBI spied on President Donald Trump's election campaign and said he is opening an investigation into whether it was justified. Amid fresh charges by Trump that he was the target of an "attempted coup," Bill Barr told lawmakers the FBI may have gone too far in opening a counterintelligence probe into Trump's 2016 operation. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Arguably even worse than Trump himself.
From Raw Story:
Attorney General Bill Barr killed seven different investigations started by special counsel Robert Mueller just ten days after he submitted his report.
CNN’s Katelyn Polantz had filed a request to unseal documents related to the special counsel’s investigation and on Monday the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia agreed.
Chief Judge Beryl A Howell ordered the release of multiple documents, including Attachment B, which listed information on applications for court orders requested by Mueller.
The 65-page document shows seven cases that were closed on April Fools Day — only ten days after Mueller submitted his report.…
Just in case you weren't already nauseated enough by Bill Barr’s wildly un-American, banana-republic style, lie-filled summary of the Mueller report, we now learn that he soon thereafter deep-sixed seven more investigations started by Mueller into the likely crimes of the Trump cabal.

My outrage meter has already blown a fuse, but it just pinged loudly, nevertheless. It is feeling like time to march in the streets. Hell, last week, a million Hong Kong residents took to the streets to protest a single, proposed, Chinese extradition law. It’s high-time MANY million Americans began to march to save our very country. Wouldn't you agree?

I am sure this isn't over yet, but I really wish Mueller had done/will do more to push back against this destruction of our sacred democracy.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Phenomenology of True Patriotism

King George III

By George Templeton

Gazette Columnist
The Phenomenology of True Patriotism
 What distinguishes justified belief from opinion?  We turn to a joke from Tom Cathcart and Dan Klein’s book, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar…
“Secretary:  Doctor, there’s an invisible man in the waiting room.  Doctor:  Tell him I can’t see him.”
Perfect Government
Existence is human and individual.  Essence is the collective sharing of ideas.  Our Founding Fathers were individuals, but did their thinking have some deep guiding principle?
In 1763 the colonists were proud members of the British Empire.  Britain had a parliament, not a dictatorship.  The Seven Years’ War kicked the French out, but the British deprived the colonists of the spoils of their victory by imposing the Proclamation Line.  Who would pay the costs of war?  There were loyalists, neutrals, moderates, and our radical Founding Fathers.  They needed the very government that they feared.  They would hang if their Declaration of Independence failed. 
We are choosing our future.  Our ethos is one of materialism, tariffs, isolation, blacklists, sanctions, and economic war.  The Trump Administration proposes to solve the world’s conflicts with golf courses and hotels, but who pays?  If diplomacy is simply a matter of friendship with autocratic leaders, will they agree with us when he attacks them personally?  
The three happiest countries are Denmark, Finland, and Norway.  Wealth, life expectancy, and safety do not predict happiness.  It is something richer, deeper, and more meaningful.  We should ruminate over the positive things in life, not just what is wrong.  The wrongs of the world result in an unhealthy sort of “tunnel vision”, impacting not only us but all our relationships.
We list leadership properties:
  1. Honesty and Integrity
  2. Confidence
  3. Inspiring others
  4. Commitment and Passion
  5. Communicating  clearly
  6. Demonstrating decision making capability
  7. Accepting accountability
  8. Delegating power
  9. Creativity and innovation
  10. Empathy
We turn to the perception of patriotism.
Living Dead
Phenomenology is not scientific, but it is rational.   It creates explanations from our experiences.  Our thinking and awareness is human.  We cannot measure the feelings we get seeing the sunset, the stars at night, or the fields of flowers extending forever on the San Carlos Reservation.  Patriotism is like that.
Science prefers a material explanation.  Our mind is revealed by our behaviors.  Phenomenology takes self-evidence before, but not instead of science.  It claims that perception is the cause of meaning.  Words like friend, respect, love, bad, amazing, tremendous, and terrific, are phenomenological.  They are shorthand for detailed assertions.
What is consciousness?  Is it just a response to a stimulus?  Newton believed that colors are objective properties in the world (wavelengths).  Goethe thought color was subjective, a matter of perceived essence.  Hegel thought that consciousness was never completed.  When we look at the world, we have no choice other than to use our minds.
George A. Romero's 1968 movie, Night of the Living Dead, depicted hordes of zombies.  They were like us, but they had no feelings.  It would be simpler to be like zombies.  Our consciousness seems different than a mechanical device.  We inherit feelings because they are an advantage.  We use them to make up stories.  
True Stories
Recollection is a story, not a memory.  Robert Ornstein explained in his book, The Evolution of Consciousness, “… Memories, dreams, and imagination are all the same process, for the mind uses the same interpretations whether it is dreaming at night, recollecting infancy, or imagining a new home.  What we think of as our memory is an illusion, as are our dreams.  And, surprisingly, so is the sight you see now.”  Our minds are adaptive, not rational.  We oscillate between objectivity and subjectivity, trying to see patterns and similarity to simplify a chaotic world.  We fill in the blanks.
Stories seem to have a prior essence, already existing within unexplainable creativity.  Our minds don’t start from scratch.  The Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung (1875-1961) believed in the subconscious, but he thought that it was collective, a pattern inherited from our ancestors.  We turn to a story in hopes of grasping something more than novelty.
The dark ages (500-1000) marked a period of cultural deterioration following the decline of the Roman Empire.   The 17th and 18th century enlightenment turned toward culture, reason, science, and religion, away from hundreds of years of lost history and barbarism.  But it did not reach deeply into the darkness inherit in our hearts.
Joseph Conrad’s 1899 story, Heart of Darkness, visited the problem of incomprehensible terror.  Marlow, a figure transporting ivory from the Congo, tried to understand Kurtz, a brutal production boss.  Kurtz’s dying words, spoken to Marlow, were, “The horror, the horror”, but what horror?  Marlow returns to fulfill his promise to meet Kurtz’s fiancée.  She inquires about his last words, but Kurtz lies when he tells her it was her name.  We are left to wonder whether the brutality that exists at the edges of the civilized world is the same as that hidden in its heart.  Was Kurtz telling it like it is?  Did he identify the horror when he spoke her name?
Nature’s Nurture
The mystery of consciousness dates back to the philosopher Rene Descartes (1596-1650).  Is the mind separate from the body, and if so, how?  Is it just a calculating machine that has no idea of why or whether its results are true?  Aren’t we actors and not just stage props?
Information changes probability.  When we learn, it changes our perception.  The complex interconnected networks of mind, social norms, and economy seek certainty.
Husserl, (1859-1938) had the idea that the world is somehow “set up” or constituted by our consciousness.  He explained the world by way of consciousness instead of mind as a product of the world.  The world is aesthetic, like a subjective work of art, instead of mathematically objective.
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) saw the world as equipment to be used instead of “things”.  He claimed that most people, most of the time, are not their real selves and that they become authentic through their capacity to make choices.
Einstein conducted thought experiments.  What would it look like if he were to ride along with a beam of light receding from the Big Ben clock in London?  If he looked back at the clock, it would not change because the next minute could never catch up with him.  And so it was.  For him, time would stop even though it continued in London.
Consider quantum physics.  Here we have a violation of the understanding that the world imposes its order on our thinking.
David Deutsch’s book, The Fabric of Reality, supports Hugh Everett’s many worlds, instantaneously split into hidden existence by each of our conscious decisions.  Its only evidence is the two-hole experiment.  A wave cannot be a particle at the same time, but only when a conscious observer looks at it does it change its physical behavior and its “real “identity.  We understand wave and particle physics, but we have no way of knowing what is out there.  For 100 years we have tittered on the precipice of paradigm change.  It is a constant reminder that there is something that is missing in perception that needs to be inserted in a fundamental way.
But this does not stop in the microscopic world.  John Gribbin’s book, Schrodinger’s Kittens and the Search for Reality, presents a simultaneously dead and alive cat.  Sensitive measurement apparatus, in with the cat, cannot “realize” which without a conscious observer.  What is the difference between the apparatus and the observer?  It is only a story, but the reality is like mirrors looking at mirrors in potentially infinite recursion, limited only by the efficiency of reflection.
A Man in a Looking Glass
In 1871, Lewis Carroll wrote a story about seeing the opposite of expectation in a mirror.   Philip Hefner, a professor of Systematic Theology, claimed that the media is our mirror.  It reveals:
  1. What we care about and depend on.
  2. A denial of our mortality and finitude (Ref. 1982 film, Blade Runner and 2001 film,  A.I., Artificial Intelligence)
  3. Alternative worlds, the old and the new (Ref. 1997 film, Gattaca)
  4. Confusion and uncertainty.
When you look, do you see fake news?  Then, what is the nature of truth?
Honest to God
Glen Kessler, who runs the Washington Post Fact Checker, counted 10,111 false or misleading claims by Trump in 828 days.  Like pornography, we know “truth” when we see it but we cannot explain what it is.  Because an authority claims it is so, does not make it true.  The majority opinion neither defines nor verifies truth.  So, here is the truth:
Correspondence:  What is true corresponds to facts.
Coherence:  “The truth is the whole”, not statements out of context.  It is relative to history and era.
Pragmatic:  Ideas are made true by verifiable events.  There can be many individual truths.
Semantic:  Truth applies only to sentences and the objects referred to.
Existential:  Subjective truth features intense emotion and an unreasonable willingness to believe that which cannot be understood. 
Relative:  Truth is an opinion based on partial knowledge, limited experience, and imperfect senses.
Can you find Trump’s truth in the above?  Is it exterior, materialistic, and for himself?  Is it interior, subjective, and in himself?
Phenomenon in Perspective
Science often looks at things upside down:  Admittance instead of impedance, compliance instead of stiffness, conductance instead of resistance, Newton’s equations versus energy conservation, polar instead of Cartesian coordinates, discreetness instead of continuity, and sequence versus combination.  “The thing out there”, does not change.
The truth is a complicated thing.   Knowledge is interpretation.  What about “alternative facts” and “unfacts”?  They are compounded by ignorance and omitted details.  Facts are indisputable.  Propaganda and lies are the tools of dictators and the undoing of representative democracy.  Free speech allows them, but we should not ignore it.
An Unstable Government
The Trump Administration is unstable.  It can tip in any direction!  This Independence Day brings to mind how British leadership influenced the genesis of America.
King George III lost us.  He was a different kind of king, a high-energy nonconformist.  His nemesis was America.  His daily diet of compliance and loyalty served neither himself nor Britain.
The colonists knew that the King would use Parliament to get his way, and Parliament would use the King to get their way.  The result was divided government.  The British say he was a good man who was just misunderstood, but history thinks he was going mad (1994 film The Madness of King George).  His famous quote is, “A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.”
We construct meaning.  We are its architect.  So, what is the meaning of patriotism?  It is something that we feel inside of us and a desire to see our country succeed.  It is pride in America for what we do, not hubris that justifies no matter what.  It recognizes imperfection.  It builds unity.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Trump Is Planning Another Tax Cut for the 1% Without Congressional Approval

Protesters demonstrate against Trump's tax cuts. (photo: Getty)
Protesters demonstrate against Trump's tax cuts. (photo: Getty)

By Bess Levin, Vanity Fair
28 June 19

The White House is reportedly working on a tax break from which 86% of the benefits would go to the 1%. And it may bypass Congress to get it done.

ack in December 2017, Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, claiming the bill was going to do wonders for the middle class. Of course, as it turned out, that wasn't exactly accurate. In reality, the legislation was all about saving corporations billions—money that, shockingly, has not trickled down from the pockets of multinationals, top executives, and shareholders. In fact, American workers received, on average, a bonus of 1 cent, despite the elaborate fantasy spun by the White House that the TCJA resulted in sizable cash prizes for the little guy, all while the extremely rich benefited bigly. And now, less than two years later, Trump is pretty sure the über-wealthy could use another tax break.

Bloomberg reports that the White House is working on a plan to cut taxes by adjusting capital gains for inflation, a move that would significantly reduce taxes on long-held investments. Currently, when an asset like real estate or a stock is sold, tax is paid on the appreciation tied to inflation. So while corporate stock with dividends held for 10 years would be hit with an effective tax rate of 24.3% at present, the White House plan—which may be advanced "soon"—would mean the same holding would be subject to a tax rate of 21.4%, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The move would reduce tax revenue by an estimated $102 billion over a decade and the benefits would almost exclusively go to the wealthiest people in the country:

the top 1% [would receive] 86% of the benefit, according to estimates in 2018 by the Penn Wharton Budget Model.

Naturally, this is not something that would have a snowball's chance in hell of passing the House, where lawmakers are (rightfully!) still bristling about the fact that the 2017 tax cuts disproportionately helped the rich. So the White House has a plan: cut out the middle man and do it by executive order. To give you an idea of how unpopular an idea that is, Steven Mnuchin, one of Trump's most loyal foot soldiers, doesn't even want to be a part of it:

The work is largely taking place at the White House because the Treasury Department has been slow-walking the process, over concerns that the change could be challenged on legal grounds and that it might require Congress to rewrite the law, the people said.

But Trump has told confidants recently that he remains deeply invested in making the change, they said. Trump last year said in an interview with Bloomberg News that he was considering indexing capital gains to inflation"¦. A Treasury Department spokesman declined to comment. The White House hasn't asked the Justice Department for a formal legal opinion on the matter, the people familiar with the matter said.

While the Bush White House—the one that thought the executive branch could basically do whatever it wanted—mulled such a plan, it was reportedly shelved over arguments among senior officials as to whether or not it was legal. Luckily, the Trump administration has at least one guy in its corner ready to praise this thing to the high heavens. "It would be a giant economic stimulus for the economy, said Stephen Moore, the guy who dropped out of consideration for a seat on the Fed Board after, among other things, experts deemed him economically illiterate. "It would help the stock market and it could unleash hundreds of billions of dollars of new capital for investment.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

US in Energy Landmark as Renewables Produce More Electricity Than Coal

The San Gorgonio wind farm near Rancho Mirage in California. The falling cost of renewables and gas causing coal to be dislodged as a favored energy source for utilities. (photo: Xinhau/Barcroft)
The San Gorgonio wind farm near Rancho Mirage in California. The falling cost of renewables and gas causing coal to be dislodged as a favored energy source for utilities. (photo: Xinhau/Barcroft)

By Oliver Milman, Guardian UK

he US generated more electricity from renewable sources than coal for the first time ever in April, new federal government data has shown.

Clean energy such as solar and wind provided 23% of US electricity generation during the month, compared to coal’s 20%, according to the Energy Information Administration.

This represents the first time coal has been surpassed by energy sources that do not release pollution such as planet-heating gases.

April was a favorable month for renewables, with low energy demand and an uptick in wind generation. This means that coal may once again pull ahead of renewables again during 2019, although the long-term trends appear to be set.

“The fate of coal has been sealed, the market has spoken,” said Michael Webber, an energy expert at the University of Texas. “The trend is irreversible now, the decline of coal is unstoppable despite Donald Trump’s rhetoric.”

Trump has repeatedly promised to revive the fortunes of the coal industry, to the delight of voters in mining regions in states such as West Virginia, by repealing various clean air and climate regulations.

However, at least 50 coal-fired power plants have shut since Trump entered the White House in 2017. The falling cost of renewables and gas has caused coal to be dislodged as a favored energy source for utilities.

“Trump has made a promise that will be broken, which is a tragedy for coal miners who were told they don’t need to get other jobs or get new skills,” said Webber. “They have been sent the wrong signal and now there are lay-offs.”

States such as New York and California have, in lieu of any national climate policy, pledged to completely phase out the use of fossil fuels. Many other states are shifting away from coal to gas, with at least 150 new gas plants, and thousands of miles of pipeline, planned in the coming years.

Gas emits less carbon dioxide, which warms the planet, than coal and it is not associated with the same health problems caused by air pollution. But it is still a fossil fuel and some environmentalists have raised concerns that a broad expansion will jeopardize the ability to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, a goal scientists say is essential to avoid the worst ravages of the climate crisis.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Doctor compares detention center for immigrant children to 'torture facilities'

Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration's family separation policy. - President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border June 20, 2018, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community. The spectacular about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were stripped from their parents and adult relatives after illegally crossing the border since May 5 and placed in tent camps and other facilities, with no way to contact their relatives. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Conditions at the nation’s largest Customs and Border Protection detention center “could be compared to torture facilities,” according to a doctor who was allowed in to assess the children there. Dr. Dolly Lucio Sevier works in private practice near the McAllen, Texas, facility and has no connection to the lawyers whose lawsuit threat forced authorities to allow a doctor’s visit. And she, like apparently all decent, humane people who get a look at Trump’s camps, was appalled.

Lucio Sevier’s description of conditions, obtained by ABC News, echoed other accounts of CBP’s abuse of migrants. She said the children, some of them infants, are held in “extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water, or adequate food.” It’s south Texas.

Extremely cold temperatures are expensive (and massively energy-wasting) to achieve. There’s no way that isn’t on purpose to make children—children—miserable and sick.

When she said no access to basic sanitation, she meant basic. Like no access to hand-washing, which she said was “tantamount to intentionally causing the spread of disease.”

Some infants in custody were with teen mothers, themselves children, who described being unable to wash their babies’ bottles—again, a question of basic, health-preserving sanitation—and babies over six months old weren’t being provided pureed foods that they could eat. “To deny parents the ability to wash their infant's bottles is unconscionable and could be considered intentional mental and emotional abuse,” Lucio Sevier wrote.

The Trump administration is intentionally brutalizing children, working to break their health and their spirits. And it’s doing that in part to appeal to Trump’s base. Don’t try to tell us about how this isn’t a political movement based on racism and cruelty.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jake Tapper laughs in Pence's face: 'We don't have the cleanest air and water in the world'

On CNN this morning, Mike Pence tried to summon as much gravitas as he could — veering dangerously close to the event horizon of fatally constipated — in order to sell a few of those common-sense homespun lies that play so well in the heartland.

He sounded like an ass — but, significantly, not a braying ass like his Sith Lord. He simply sounded like a “Christian” greasing the skids for the destruction of God’s creation.

In the wake of the Trump administration’s rollback last week of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Jake Tapper asked Pence if he thinks climate change is a threat to our country.

Pence danced around the question like Ricky Martin at a gay conversion camp:

TAPPER: Do you think human-induced climate emergency is a threat to the United States?
PENCE: Well, what I will tell you is that we’ll always follow the science on that in this administration …
TAPPER: The science says ….
PENCE: But what we won’t do — and the Clean Power Plan was all about that — was hamstringing energy in this country, raising the cost of utility rates for working families across this country …
TAPPER: But is it a threat?
PENCE: … while other nations like China and India do absolutely nothing or make illusory promises decades down the road to deal with it. You know, the truth of the matter is that with the advent of natural gas, with the natural gas explosion that’s developing with clean coal technology, we’re seeing a significant reduction of carbon emissions all across this country.
TAPPER: But is what people are calling the climate emergency, is it a threat? Do you think it’s a threat — manmade climate emergency, is a threat?
PENCE: I think the answer to that is going to be based upon the science.
TAPPER: But the science says yes; I’m asking you what you think.
PENCE: Well, there’s many in the science …
TAPPER: The science community in your own administration — at NOAA, at the DNI — they all say it’s a threat. But you won’t, for some reason.
PENCE: What we’ve said is we’re not going to raise utility rates. Remember what President Obama said, he said he had his climate change plan, he said it’s necessarily going to cause utility rates to skyrocket and that would force us into these green technologies. Now you’ve got Democrats all running for president that are running on a Green New Deal that would break this economy …
TAPPER: So you don’t think it’s a threat, it’s all I’m saying, you don’t think it’s a threat.
PENCE: I think we’re making great progress reducing carbon emissions. America has the cleanest air and water in the world. We’ll continue to use market forces ...
TAPPER: That’s not true. [laughs] We don’t have the cleanest air and water in the world. [laughs] We don’t. Will you get back to me with some statistics to show it?
For the record, Pence is wrong about our country having the cleanest air and water in the world. I know you're all shocked.
Hey, I’d like to laugh in Pence’s face, too. Wouldn't we all? But climate change is serious, and this administration is not taking it seriously.
Needless to say, our planet can’t afford much more of this willful ignorance.
#GOTV #GreenNewDeal

Monday, June 24, 2019

I do NOT want to work with Republicans.

Remember this??
There, as the title says, I.  Do.  Not.  Want.  To.  Work.  With.  Republicans.

I want to fucking DESTROY THEM.  I want them to suffer the consequences from their abusive policies that they have strapped America with the past 100 years.  I don’t want to reach across the aisle.  I don’t want to hear them out, or see what ideas they can bring to the table.

Their policies have FAILED!  They have failed repeatedly and will continue to do so.  There is NO fix for what broken shit they sell because they are purposefully selling BROKEN SHIT that has never worked and NO amount of political trickery will EVER make it work.

They are in the minority and they should be treated as they have treated the Democrats when the democrats were in the minority, with NOTHING but disdain and disgust. They ONLY win elections through fucking cheating or through the antiquated broken Electoral College.  STOP TREATING THEM LIKE THEY DESERVE A SEAT AT THE FUCKING TABLE WHEN THEY DESERVE TO BE TOSSED INTO THE TRASH BIN OF HISTORY!

Their beliefs are disgustingly inhumane and also poll with a minority of the population but they push their ideas anyway because the Democrats can’t stop treating them like their ideas are worthy of discussion.

Yes, this diary is against the absolute ignorant belief that Vice President Biden thinks he can “work” with Republicans.  This is against any dem who thinks that they can work with republicans and that we need to hear from them to govern for progressive policies that progressives want.

Do we NOT remember McConnell saying he would do anything to make President Obama a one term president?  Do we not remember how McConnell held onto a Supreme Court seat FOR OVER A FUCKING YEAR to ensure that the next president would get it?  Do we not remember that McConnell conveniently STOPPED the election hacking being done by the Russians from going public?

Republicans committed burglary to get dirt on their political opponents with Watergate.

Republicans conspired with terrorists during Iran Contra while undermining the ELECTED PRESIDENT who was doing everything in his power to get the hostages freed.   For those of you who don’t know – THAT’S A FUCKING COUP RIGHT THERE!!  RIGHT FUCKING THERE!

Republicans went to war on illegals premises and sold this war on LIES to the AMERICAN PUBLIC and don’t forget THE DEMS HELPED THEM DO IT!!  That is what we get when we work with them – WAR!!  WAR based on lies and bullshit!!  War that cost hundreds of American lives and hundreds OF THOUSANDS of civilian lives and hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.


Republicans illegally spied on American citizens.

And all of the above up there?  That is just SOME of the crimes they have committed.  Let’s talk about the other stuff, you know; like calling First Lady Michelle Obama an ape!  Let’s talk about comparing Chelsea Clinton to a fucking dog!  Let’s talk about the investigation into President Clinton, which at first went NOWHERE, so they fired the guy doing the investigating and started investigating AGAIN!!  And when the second guy stated the same thing as the first guy, that there was NO CRIME FOUND the republicans then FIRED THAT GUY AS WELL and brought on rapist protector Ken Starr who dug and dug and dug…until they could FINALLY nail President Clinton for lying under oath about consensual sex with a woman of adult age, who was not his wife.  Not for White Water…which was what the investigation had started with wayyyyy back when it started.

Let’s talk about President Obama and how he MUST HAVE BEEN BORN IN KENYA because, you know; he’s… you know.. .he’s… well…he’s….uhm…. yeah, let’s just say…he ain’t WHITE so obviously, he MUST have been born in, you know… AFRICA… I mean, that’s where all them black folk do come from…am I right??  OF COURSE I AM, CERTAINLY NO ONE NAMED OBAMA COULD HAVE POSSIBLY BEEN BORN HERE, IN THE GOOD ‘OLE UNITED STATES OF WHITE… I MEAN, AMERICA!!

Let’s talk about how well they did going after President Clinton that they couldn’t help themselves from going after Secretary Hillary Clinton.  Millions of dollars investigating Benghazi so they could try and pin the blame on her instead of investigating it to try and prevent it from ever happening again!!  Millions of dollars investigating her FUCKING EMAILS!!!  HER FUCKING EMAILS!!  HOLY GODDAMN GOD  DAMN!!!  She sat for an 11 hour congressional inquiry because the republicans controlled congress and goddamn them if they weren’t going to find something they could nail her for.  There has to be something there!!  I mean, it worked for must work for Hillary as well.

Now let’s talk about the current crop of Republicans.  They outright deny climate change is harming the planet despite all evidence to the contrary.  WE ARE KILLING THIS PLANET AND WE ARE DOING IT FOR PROFIT!!!  There is NO other reason the Republicans don’t want to do anything about it.  You can say they want the rapture, or that it’s god’s will or whatever bullshit you want to believe about THEIR beliefs when the only belief that they have ever expressed has been one of making money and making sure that they are protecting those who make A FUCKING METRIC TON OF MONEY.

They are okay supporting a president who has committed adultery and then lied about it (Hey, President Clinton, do you want a do over?  You do?  FUCK YOU, TOUGH SHIT!!)  Accountability is for Democrats and Democrats alone suckers!!  WORK WITH THAT!!

They are okay with supporting a president who obstructed justice!  Wait..oh, now YOU want to do over President Nixon?  Tough shit, you’re dead.

They assault reporters and then get a slap on the back from the rapist in chief all the while they ignore fulfilling out what punishment the judge handed out.

Oh yeah, and the guy in the Oval Office?  HE IS A FUCKING RAPIST!!  A PEDOPHILE RAPIST!!!  HE HAS ASSAULTED NUMEROUS WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND HAS TOLD OVER 10,000 FUCKING LIES SINCE TAKING OFFICE!!  And the Republicans are OKAY with him.  He is the end result of all their policies, and beliefs and political will, he is definitely NOT an anomaly that has turned the rethugs away from their broken policies.  He is the end result of their broken policies.

And Wow…some people think that once trump is gone…the fog will lift from the Republican eyes and they will suddenly start working with the Democrats again, for the good of the country, and not just for the good of the profits.

Wake the fuck up Democrats running for office - this is what Republicans are!  They have shown you who they are time add time and time and time again!!!  WHY WON’T YOU BELIEVE THEM??

And all of that?  All of the above isn’t talking about abortions, or gun control, or health care, or election integrity!!  All of those thing that the progressives have winning, POPULAR policies for.

So, NO I do NOT want to work with Republicans.


And before anyone says “but but but AOC is working with Ted Cruz yada yada yada”. Good for her. When he burns her in the end and does everything he can to ruin her and her ideas… she will have learned a valuable lesson.

Thanks for reading.