Friday, February 24, 2017

Proceed cautiously

Another azzwhole Congressman from Alabama says that some of his colleagues may be starting to wimp out on the tea party's plan to repeal Obamacare after all those nasty scenes at town hall meetings, etc.

A recent Pew Reasearch poll finds that public support for the ACA is increasing. This may reflect the fact that voters are finally learning that there's really no such thing as Obamacare, just the Affordable Care Act. For years, many voters didn't realize the new health insurance protection they liked pretty well was that horrible, catastrophic liberal disaster the tea party azzwholes were constantly bitching about and trying to abolish. The Pew poll reports that even among those who don't like Obamacare, only 17 percent want it abolished entirely. There will always be 15-20 percent who are totally fucked up beyond any hope of recovery.

As of January, Mo Brooks was one of 30 known members of the so-called House Freedom Caucus, a group of tea party shit asses from a few solid red districts. In the House, seven percent of the 435 members have been pushing around the other 93 percent for too long. That needs to change.

Meanwhile, the so-called secretary of the treasury is rolling out the same old verse of the same old song for the 100,000th time since Reagan was elected in 1980. The goddamned Republicans ran out of fresh new ideas 35 years ago. More tax cuts for billionaires and massive deregulation, and everyone be rich! Hooray! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lollipops and clean diapers

The primary (possibly only) qualification required to work in the administration of the so-called president is unquestioned loyalty to the orange azzwhole.

It's also important that White House staff pamper the azzwhole by making sure he gets plenty of positive reinforcement.

The report is in Politico. Have we gotten tired of all the winning yet?

Friday, February 17, 2017

A very flimsy barrier

On one side we have a fat repulsive slob with mental problems who believes anyone not willing to pay good money for the opportunity to adore him is his enemy. That includes, but is not limited to, people who voted for Hillary, the mainstream media (now), the intelligence community (particularly the parts that are investigating his crimes), most non-whites and non-Christians, and even a few Republicans. This is the so-called president. He's unqualified, incompetent, and uninterested. Even worse, he's usually out of control but can be easily manipulated by a small group of extreme right-wingers who fall into the category "Nazis by any other name." A lot of what the people manipulating him are doing has a strong resemblance to what was going on in Germany in the early 1930's.

On the other side are roughly 60 percent of the American people who disapprove of the fat repulsive slob, most of the people around him, and a few members of his family. Since they aren't actively adoring him, they're enemies of the so-called president.

Between the two sides is the Congress of the United States and the U.S. Supreme Court. In our system of government, we're supposed to have a system of checks and balances that protects the nation when we fuck up badly enough to put a goddamned mental case in charge of the executive branch. There are plenty of people in Congress who are ready to check-and-balance the fat slob every day all day long, but they're in the minority. The ones in the majority are either afraid to do their duty, or don't think the situation calls for any intervention on their part. Some of them, like Paul Ryan, even think the maniac is on the right track and are leading the cheers.

All in all, the barrier that's protecting the side with all the honest, hard-working tax payers who love America from the side with the lunatics and the Nazis is pretty shaky.    

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pressed conference

The so-called president held another so-called press conference today. I didn't see any of it on the television, but watched a few 90-second video clips and read the reviews online.

Porky Prick spent part of 2015 and almost all of 2016 as a presidential candidate, and during those months, studies revealed that roughly eight out of ten things the asshole said were not true. A lot of that was attributed to deliberate flagrant lying, with some of the rest resulting from his stunning lack of knowledge and resistance to learning. And finally, some of the false statements stemmed from the fact that his vocabulary and communication skills are equivalent to those of an average 3rd grader.

The so-called president whined a lot about the media and how he and his mob are being persecuted. A lot of gibberish that made no sense even when I read a transcript of the statement. The only thing this bullshit session accomplished was to prove that the press is wasting their time and ours, and Porky is probably lying more now because the stakes are higher and the pressure is building.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Malfunction at the junction

Robert Reich discusses the dysfunctional aspects of the so-called presidency.

Many (if not all) Republican voters are dumb enough to believe that reality TV shows are reality. Hint: Anything that occurs on a set with lights and is filmed by cameras is staged, not reality. At any rate, the morons who voted for the blubber butt believed they were electing the brilliant real estate tycoon he played on his popular TV show.

Reich explains that voters who dreamed they were electing the most effective manager ever born were the victims of a con artist (and their own ignorance).

There are two schools of thought on the matter of what we're seeing:
  • The so-called president is really as grossly incompetent and unqualified as he appears, or
  • the chaos and confusion are part of a deliberate strategy, using misdirection to obscure the process of installing an authoritarian ruler.
Either way, it's up to Congress and the courts to get this situation under control soon. If they don't, they need to be treated like accomplices in a felony.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Workarounds and why we need them

Depending on what happens with the treason issue, the so-called president won't be impeached. Think Progress outlines another way the problem of his open corruption might be tackled.

And then there's his care-less attitude toward national security. All decent, thinking Americans consider this behavior completely unacceptable. That leaves out most Republicans.

The thing I've believed since Day 1 of the so-called presidency is true: Pee 45 doesn't want to be the POTUS, he just wants to play the part of POTUS on Twitter and TV. The real job is hard, requires reading, and takes too much time.

Summer walks in Texas

Judging by the amount of water on driveways and sidewalks and in the street, some Texans seem to think you can grow concrete and asphalt using lawn sprinklers.

Six-Word Memoir

Most of my balloons were popped.

The head butter

My photo
The less you know, the happier we'll both be.