May 2017

Why Trump won

Firs, he had a loyal corps of ignorant White Trash who adored him. They loved to see him slap down the smart kids who had so humiliated them for so long.

Second, the DNC tried to lose by tilting the scales for the most despised woman in America. And DNC insiders still have the attitude that they know best and must keep the hoi polloi from making decisions. Their current revival of Cold War propaganda with "the Russians did it" is both laughable and disgusting.

Roland

Confederate Monuments

The removal of the confederate monuments in New Orleans is long overdue. In fact, all such monuments celebrating the confederacy should be removed along with all State flags that have the St. Andrews Cross because they are disguised confederate battle flags. On this Memorial Day it should be remembered that the finest army this country ever raised and arguably the finest army in history was Abraham Lincoln’s Union army.

Trickle Down Economics

To make "Trickle Down" work,
The 1% should pay more into the US Treasury
than the 1% is taking out.

Right to VoTE

Definition of Democracy: A form of Government in which the COMMON PEOPLE choose Representative Leaders by Voting.

The definition of Democracy justifies the Ratification; Enactment, To The Constitution,
an affirmative entitlement of the
COMMON US CITIZENS the
Right To Vote.

I - we - should know...

Who let this retard loose? He didn’t just dump on his desk, he dumped on the fluttering tatters of civilization and sanity.

Divided Republicans May Find It hard To Pass Any Budget

New York Times
May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans greeted President Trump's first full budget on Tuesday with open hesitation or outright hostility.
But it was not clear that they could come up with an alternative that could win over conservatives and moderates while clearing a path for the tax cuts and policies they have promised for years.

The budget battle ahead mirrors the continuing health care fight in which concessions to Republican moderates alienate conservatives, while overtures to conservatives lose moderate votes.

Enlightened Self Interest: It's not in Kansas anymore

Kansas Gov. Brownback's experiment in tax-cuts-for-the-rich-austerity-for-the-poor has been a demonstrable failure.* Yet, this fact gets little attention as our leaders herd us toward a tinderbox that could become the next American Revolution. Instability is not good for anyone: not for the wealthy, corporations, small businesses, the middle class, and especially not the poor.

The Kings of Slime

Medical bills holding our Credit Hostage! Another reason for Single Payer

Two years ago, the LOML (my new husband) shocked the family and his doctor (who said he had heartburn--but that's ANOTHER story)--by having 2 heart attacks in 2 weeks, as well as two stent placements. We actually have decent health insurance, and eventually found out that they covered something like $250,000 in claims for the two hospital stays (each less than a week). Day after day we got tiny "we paid your benefit" notices for things like $75. John was on disability for a year, and our life was upended. We just stopped opening the darned things. Fast forward one year.

It's about OIL, AGAIN

In case you haven't noticed, everything Trump has done since taking office, or plans to do has been about OIL - for the benefit of the OIL and GAS industry, and COAL.

Now he's over in Saudi Arabia, one of the biggest oil producers in the world, and has said things to isolate, and threaten Iran, another oil producer. He and Tillerson are also making "deals" with the Saudis. Are they deals that would bolster the OIL and GAS industries?

Trump Is Using Racist White People To Make The Rich Richer

There is this whole mythology that Donald Trump came to power because 53% of white women voted for him, because 66% of white working men who didn't have a college degree voted for him.

That may be, but those are not his constituents. Those are his suckers. Those are his rubes.