Feb 122017
 

Putin’s Butt Boy, the Tangerine Traitor, and his lackeys have been doing a lot of whining lately.  They think that everyone who does not follow them, goose-stepping in lock-step into a fascist Republican Reich has no respect for the office of the President.  I have more to say about that later, but first, the Reich on the left, Robert Reich, has demonstrated that the Reich on the right is wrong.

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Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway charges that media coverage of Donald Trump lacks “respect for and recognition of the dignity for the office of the president.

No, Kellyanne, it’s Donald Trump who lacks respect for and recognition of the dignity of the office of the president.

A small sampling of Trump’s words and actions from recent days:

1. After being told of a Texas state senator who wants to require convictions before the state can forfeit property, Trump asks for the senator’s name and says “we’ll destroy his career.”

2. In response to criticism by Senator John McCain that his Yemen operation wasn’t successful, Trump says McCain “only emboldens the enemy! He’s been losing so long he doesn’t know how to win anymore.”

3. After Senator Richard Blumenthal relates that his Supreme Court nominee finds Trump’s criticisms of the courts “demoralizing,” Trump blasts Blumenthal “who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie), now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him.”

4. Trump tells the press that “daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom,” after Nordstrom dropped her line due to declining sales… [emphasis added]

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I’ve only included four examples that show how Trumps abuse of power proves lack of respect for the presidency.  Robert gave nine more.  Please click through for them.

I admit that I have no respect for the Office of the President.  Why?  I see no point in respecting an empty office.  This usurper is a resident, and NOT a President.  If the US is ever fortunate enough to have a President again, I’ll reexamine the issue.

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Dec 302016
 

The last year of comparative liberty is about to come to an end, and I shall be quite busy with record keeping.  I just received my annual Social Security letter.  My rent has increased $15 per month in the last year, medical copays – $30, groceries – $20, medical transit – $15, so that’s $80 per month hitting only the obvious.  Fortunately, I received a generous Cost of Living Adjustment to help defray that expense.  I got a whole dollar every month.   And in the coming Republican Rectum Reich, I may not even get that, although it’s possible that they will defer the change a few years to get past the 2020 voting.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 6:09 (average 6:37).  To do it, click here.  How did you do.

Here is one of my gifts from Wendy.

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And, to bless your eyes after that assault on them, here is one of my gifts to Wendy.

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She considers it a bad idea to wear it to the middle school where she works, but will wear it to her bartending job.

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From YouTube (RWW Channel): RWW News: Bakker: Hell Opposes Trump Because He Supports Righteousness

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

This is the same Jim Bakker that cheated on Tammy Faye and defrauded over 100,000 supporters out of $millions through assorted PTL Network scams. He certainly recognizes his own king in Trump. The Fuhrer is so righteous he called Ivanka a "piece of ass". RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Capping an extraordinary year for the former television host, the Kremlin has named Donald J. Trump its Employee of the Month for December.

“No one has worked more tirelessly for the glory of the Fatherland than Donald Trump,” the Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an official statement. “He has set a high bar for all Kremlin employees, and for that, we salute him.”

To mark the honor, Trump’s name will be added to a plaque that hangs in the hallway outside the Kremlin’s H.R. office.

According to Kremlin sources, Trump faced tough competition in the Employee of the Month voting, besting both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ExxonMobil’s C.E.O., Rex Tillerson.

OK, Andy, I give up. Is it satire, or are you actually suggesting that Putin (R-RU) honor his whore?  RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: Republicans have no idea how to replace Obamacare and continue some semblance of care for the 20 million people the law covers, so they’ve come up with a solution: delayed implementation on steroids.

That’s right—Obamacare [repeal] is so “unpopular” that the GOP is trying to avoid backlash at the polls by delaying the effects of implementing it, potentially until after the next presidential election. Sahil Kapur writes:

Republicans are debating how long to delay implementing the repeal. Aides involved in the deliberations said some parts of the law may be ended quickly, such as its regulations affecting insurer health plans and businesses. Other pieces may be maintained for up to three or four years, such as insurance subsidies and the Medicaid expansion. Some parts of the law may never be repealed, such as the provision letting people under age 26 remain on a parent’s plan.

House conservatives want a two-year fuse for the repeal. Republican leaders prefer at least three years, and there has been discussion of putting it off until after the 2020 elections, staffers said.

Sheer cowardice! Talk about trying to untether themselves from the damage they will inflict on tens of millions of Americans. They repeal it, they own it! Doesn’t matter how long they delay implementation in order to lay the blame at someone else’s doorstep.

This is classic Republican projection.  We need to hammer home the damage this will do, especially to states in thrall to the Republican Rectum Reich, every day until the Republicans are defeated.  RESIST!!

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Dec 162016
 

Wendy made it yesterday, and I felt most relieved.  It’s amazing how much more foul I felt after one extra day.  She did some light housekeeping and also brought burgers, so by the time she left, I was purrrring.  We have another Winter Storm Warning tomorrow with more snow forecast.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:51 (average 5:05).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos: Big changes are coming to the White House press corps, Reince Priebus suggested in an appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show. Starting with daily press briefings:

"I think that it’s important that we look at all of those traditions that are great, but quite frankly, as you know, don’t really make news and they’re just sort of mundane, boring episodes," Priebus said. […]

Priebus said the White House team is currently discussing how to change things up, including where the press sits in the White House briefing room.

You really can’t say White House press briefings never make news—remember Jeff Gannon? If they’re looking to change the seating chart and increase the amount of news made by the daily briefing, though, putting Breitbart News and Stormfront in the front row should help.

Not only will the Fuhrer be putting Nazis in the front row, but we also may get a rerun of the Jeff Gannon/James "Bulldog" Gluckert fiasco. It really freaks out Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians, when their family values icons turn out to be gay prostitutes.

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From NPR: A jury in Charleston, S.C., has found Dylann Roof guilty on all 33 counts of federal hate crimes he faced for murdering nine people and attempting to kill three others in the basement of a historically black church.

As the sentence was read, Roof stood emotionless, reported Alexandra Olgin of South Carolina Public Radio, who was in the courtroom. The charges included murder, attempted murder, damage to religious property, obstruction of religious belief and weapons charges.

This creates a difficult situation for the Fuhrer. Trump will have to pardon this Republican, before he can appoint him to a post in civil rights oversight.

From MSNBC: Obama vows action against Russia

President Obama said Thursday "we need to take action and we will" against Russia for interference in the election. Russian pro-democracy leader and famed chess champion Garry Kasparov joins Lawrence, saying he doesn’t need "intel" to verify Putin’s nefarious role.

 

I’ve studied Kasparov’s chess games. He is brilliant. I also think he’s spot-on. Obama’s "time and place of our choosing" had better happen damn soon. You know that Putin’s co-conspirators, Trump and the Republican leaders, are traitors.  They will do nothing good after Obama is gone. So far, all Obama has done about this outrage is to grab his ankles and bend over.

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Dec 032016
 

I’m quite pleased that the start of month rush is past.  I think I can safely say that the summer heat waves are also over, at least until February, and I need to adjust my thermostat, something that requires a long, difficult reach, even with George on.  The low is forecast at 25° F on Tuesday  night.  I have no appointments scheduled next week, so I’m looking forward to a restful time.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:10 (average 6:02).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

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From The New Yorker: A once-prominent political career came to a shocking end on Friday as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was arrested for keying the limo of President-elect Donald J. Trump.

The incident, which rocked political circles in Trenton and Washington, happened in full view of the midtown-Manhattan crowds outside of Trump Tower, where the vandalized limo had been parked.

“Suddenly, this guy broke through security, whipped out his keys, and made a gigantic gash along the side of the limo,” said Harland Dorrinson, a tourist from Missouri who witnessed the incident. “Police started wrestling him to the ground, and I was, like, ‘Holy crap, that’s Chris Christie.’ ”

Fellow-Republicans reacted to Christie’s arrest with sadness and sympathy. “This whole transition period has been tough on a lot of folks,” former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney said.

Sorry Andy! You can’t fool us into believing that PIGnocchio has the cojones to do such a gutsy thing.

From Daily Kos:

Trump knows very well about voter fraud. His people and the party he represents work diligently on suppressing the vote, while also engaging in some voter fraud themselves. Case in point: Brandon Michael Hall. The 27-year-old Trump supporter was convicted yesterday on 10 counts of election law fraud.

The 27-year-old Grand Haven resident, author of the West Michigan Politics blog and self-admitted political junkie, said the verdict wasn’t a surprise. Hall said that he had resigned himself to that possibility after the Michigan Supreme Court, during this past summer, determined his case should be tried as a felony.

In 2012, Hall forged signatures on a bunch of petitions in the hopes of placing a judicial candidate—Chris Houghtaling—on the ballot for Ottawa County District Court judge. Hall was done in when his cohort in the fraud Zachary Savage was granted immunity and agreed to spill the beans in court. Hall has a history of being a low-level corrupt little individual.

Hall had previous dealings with the law when he was convicted in 2010 for stealing from a school fundraiser while he was a member of the Grand Haven school board. He served two years of probation and performed 60 hours of community service.

When it comes to election fraud, Republicans are not only doing all the complaining about it, but also, committing all the fraud.

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): Donald Trump Voter Lost Her Home, Blames Trump’s Pick For Treasury Secretary

 

I’m sorry she lost her home, but what a fool she is, just like everyone who believes the Fuhrer will help poor and middle class Americans!

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): Bernie Sanders On Donald Trump’s Filthy Rich Cabinet

 

As always, Bernie hit the nail on the head.

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Nov 302016
 

I’m waiting for my grocery delivery from Store to Door to arrive.  My shoulder, which is still quite painful, will make putting them away more difficult and unpleasant.  Later Wendy is coming to sanitize the stinky TomCat.  I think I’ll feed her cheese dawgs.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:40 (average 5:13).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From KP Daily Funnies: Donald Trump sings "White Christmas"

 

That has long been the favorite song of the racist Republican Reich.

From Daily Kos: The AP’s standards blog just posted a piece about how to use the term ‘alt-right’ when writing articles. Considering the Associated Press provides the style guidelines for newspapers and magazines nationwide, this clarification is a big deal. Here’s the sweet and succinct “usage” section.

“Alt-right” (quotation marks, hyphen and lower case) may be used in quotes or modified as in the “self-described” or “so-called alt-right” in stories discussing what the movement says about itself.

Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience. In the past we have called such beliefs racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist.

I would edit Nazi or white supremacist to read, Nazi, white supremacist or Republican.

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Can Donald Trump Possibly Believe What He’s Saying? | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Everything Keith said was true. I wish I were wrong about that.

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It failed that time, but it can be done.

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Nov 282016
 

There was a one week reprieve from the "5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week" series, and it now looks like Alternet author Janet Allon has a new series, the "Despicable Things …This Week", or words to that effect.  I'm sure Trump won't disappoint in providing suitable material for her new series.  Here is her second article, and like her previous series, guaranteed to have you doing deep sighs and shaking your head.

 

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Donald Trump spent Thanksgiving week leaking his potential cabinet picks, making Mitt Romney grovel and turning down security briefings. He also made the time to sit down with the New York Times to flatter and lie to them, which seemed to have inexplicably fooled the paper of record into saying look, he's not that bad. The… Continue reading »

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