Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Making America Great Again

Well, at last we have a concrete proposal from Donald Trump about how he plans to make America great again.

"In an interview Wednesday with the Washington Post, President-elect Donald Trump was asked just exactly how he plans to make good on his promise to make America great again. One potential he floated to the Post‘s Karen Tumulty: military parades in DC and New York showing off the armed forces’ human and materiel strength. 
The Post reports: 
“Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country,” Trump said. “And we’re going to show the people as we build up our military, we’re going to display our military. 
“That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades. I mean, we’re going to be showing our military,” he added."

And what a magnificent way to increase the welfare of the American people.  After all, Trump will be joining a long tradition of doing this to improve the lot of citizens:
 Soviet military parade-catch the date
  Military parade by you-know-who
And let's not leave this guy out.

Yes, Trump will be joining a long tradition of substituting displays of belligerence for any meaningful work on behalf of the country, but then what else did his people vote for, but more hatred?  Americans, I hope you can find a way to pay the rent or your medical bills with these parades, because you aren't going to be getting much help any other way.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Reality Versus Republicans, ACA Edition

Health care- just who to believe?  A knotty problem.

The Republicans' intentions regarding Obamacare, according to the Congressional Budget Office, would accomplish the following:

The number of people who are uninsured would increase by 18 million in the first new plan year following enactment of the bill. Later, after the elimination of the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility and of subsidies for insurance purchased through the ACA marketplaces, that number would increase to 27 million, and then to 32 million in 2026.

Premiums in the nongroup market (for individual policies purchased through the marketplaces or directly from insurers) would increase by 20 percent to 25 percent—relative to projections under current law—in the first new plan year following enactment. The increase would reach about 50 percent in the year following the elimination of the Medicaid expansion and the marketplace subsidies, and premiums would about double by 2026.

So, to be brief, the Republicans' almost unchangeable intentions are going to steal medical coverage from a tenth of the population, and double the cost of insurance for everyone else.

Of course, Republicans see things differently.  As reported at Daily Kos, they are taking this tack:

Congressman Steve Scalise:  "CBO misses the point. Obamacare will be replaced with lower costs and more choices."

Well, actually higher costs and less choices, but why quibble over a couple of details?

The Stupidest Story of the Day

From James Hohman at the Washington Post, and no, I don't link to anyone who writes this kind of garbage:

"Monica Crowley’s announcement shows that rules of politics still apply for Trump 

Donald Trump and his team believe that the rules and norms of Washington do not apply to them. They are wrong, and yesterday brought a significant proof point."

So he ditched a spokesman that embarrassed him in public.  That does away with the corruption and treason, I guess, as well as the daily signs that he is mentally unstable.  It does away with the bullying and deliberate incitement of racism.  It does away with his willing use of the Presidency to harm anyone who stands in his way.  Get ready, folks, it's time for the mainstream media to go into overdrive to force us to accept that Trump is just a normal President.

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Brief Note

I had my e-mail account hacked a few days ago, and since then, I have not gotten a single comment on any of my posts.  I'm not the most popular guy on the internet, but it's gone on long enough that I'm beginning to think something is wrong.  I'll try to figure it out, but in the meantime, forgive me if your comments are not posted.

Update:  I found the comments.  For some reason, Blogger has stopped sending them to my e-mail, but they are in the management section of my blog.  Why?  Who the hell knows- they certainly never told me about the change.

Wingnut Wrapup

Back again already. They're howling at the moon these days:

Kurt Schlichter, Town Hall:  "Obama Fades Away As Trump Laughs At His Enemies"

Well, Kurt, his enemies are laughing back.

Deal with it.

Bryan Crabtree, Town Hall:  "Trump vs. Lewis: The Civil Rights Crisis in Atlanta — There is a civil rights crisis in Atlanta. While I'm not specifically referring to the battle of words between Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) and President-elect Donald Trump, it makes this the proper time. 

Atlanta is full of modern-day plantations. The policies of leaders like Lewis have led to the entrapment of millions of minorities who are stuck in poverty, bad schools and crime-ridden neighborhoods."

More lies for the white crackers out there to consume.  Thanks for that, Bryan.  John Lewis represents the richest part of Atlanta, just to be clear.

Christine Rousselle, Town Hall:  "Here's Who Will Deliver The Oath of Office To Mike Pence"

As if we care, Christine.  Unless they are going to arrest him immediately afterwards, for lying when he promises to uphold the Constitution.

Christopher Malagasi, Town Hall:  "Supply-Side Legend Arthur Laffer Authors New Economics Book for Children"

Not a bad career move, since no sane adult could possibly believe his supply side bullshit at this point.

Davenji, Red State:  "Winning The Climate Change War: It’s The Economy, Stupid...there lies the real solution in winning the climate change debate: the economy and, more specifically, the effects of the proposed solutions on the wallets of the electorate."

It will just cost too much to keep our children and grandchildren alive.  Why, it might cost a couple hundred dollars in extra taxes ever year, to leave them a livable world.  Who is going to go for that?  Let them fend for themselves!  That couple hundred dollars is money in the bank right now, and really, who cares about our dgrandchildren?

Well, it just goes to prove my point:  all modern Conservatism is about is "cut my taxes."  The rest is just window dressing.

Rick Moran, PJ Media:  "Pop Singer Jennifer Holliday Shamed into Canceling Inaugural Performance"

Well, at least she has a sense of shame, unlike you, Rick.

PJ Media staff:  "Poor-Baby Obama Thinks Rush Limbaugh and Fox News Have Been 'Harmful'"

What a crazy idea.

PJ Media Staff:  "Canada's Prime Minister Made Fun of Donald Trump"

Oh, the poor little Donny.  His feelings must be really hurt.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "BREAKING: Far Left Group Is Paying Activists a Monthly Salary to Stop TRUMP"

The treachery!  No one on the right ever paid someone to work against Democrats, did they?

Larry Klayman, Renew America:  "The irony of all irony. As President Barack Hussein Obama prepares – hopefully – to leave office with the nation in near ruins thanks to his hateful and destructive tenure in the White House, the socialist Muslim In Chief's dog Sunny attacked and left scars on a family friend visiting the executive mansion."

God, the dog is in on the plot too!

Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "Trump is America's Abe Lincoln, our emancipator."

Lloyd, I don't quite know how to break this to you, but Abe Lincoln is America's Abe Lincoln.  Think about it for a while.  Maybe you will figure it out, asshole.  Lloyd also has this to say, although what could top that?

"Pruitt heads EPA: more leftist slavery ended"

Clean air and water- slavery, SLAVERY, I tell you!!!!   And Lloyd is black.  How could any self respecting person allow themselves to be used like this?  Lloyd, do you think the people that pay you to write this kind of stuff have a shred of respect for you?  To them, you are no better than a farm animal, to be driven to do what they want, and then be sent to the glue factory, and that's just fine with you.  What a disgusting person you are.  But Lloyd isn't done humiliating himself kissing the asses of his masters:

Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "Jeff Sessions, finally a reasonable adult heading the DOJ"

A racist.  Lloyd's idea of a reasonable adult.  Boy, I bet a lot of white racists are thrilled that they got a black man to say that.

Reverend Austin Myles, Renew America:  "Soros is the operator of the air hose that has crippled economies all over the world"

Believe me, I couldn't figure this one out.  An air hose that cripples economies.  What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Joan Swirsky, Renew America:  "Kerry exits as congenital liar and traitor to America"

Man, talk about projection.

Michael Barone, National Review:  "Is the intelligence community trying to undermine Trump? "

If they aren't, they are traitors too, Michael, just like Trump.

World Net Daily:  "Pinpointed: 'Locus of satanic power' in world today'

Oh, thank heaven.  We've been searching for years for the locus of Satanic power in the world.  And where is it?

"Bible teacher Joel Richardson, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Islamic Antichrist” and the host of the video teaching series “The Coming Battle for Jerusalem,” may have finally solved the mystery. 

In his new book “Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mystery,” he makes his case for the identity of the city of evil.  It’s the city billions of people prostrate themselves before five times every single day – the Islamic city of Mecca."

What a surprise.  And here, I thought it was Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Or maybe Toluca Lake, California.  One of the two.  Want to know more? You can get the book from the World Net Daily bookstore, for a price, of course.  Bet that surprised you.

Ed Straker, American Thinker:  "Which of Michelle's Obama's Dresses was most Cringeworthy?"

Well what I want to know is if any of them were more cringeworthy than this dress that Melania Trump is wearing:

Oh wait, my bad.  She isn't wearing a dress at all, is she?  Sorry about that, Melania.  Didn't mean to insult your wardrobe.

And speaking of Melania:

Kaitlan Collins, Daily Caller:  "The Outfit Ivanka Trump Just Wore Out In Public Could Make Even A Fashion Critic's Jaw Drop"

She wore it out?  Come on, Ivanka, you're rich.  Donald can afford to buy you new clothes once in a while.  Actually, now that I think about it, maybe that explains the picture of Melania above.  Maybe Donald isn't so rich after all.

Katie Jerkovich, Daily Caller:  "PHOTOS: Mariah Carey Foregoes Top, Shows An Insane Amount Cleavage In London"

Well, they have to fill their websites with something, and I guess it won't be piss jokes.  And by the way, that really is the name of the author of this piece, Katie Jerkovich.  In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Jerkovich is the real last name of every writer ever selected to appear in Wingnut Wrapup.

Kevin Daley, Daily Caller:  "Comey Faces Uncertain Future In Trump White House"

What?  They've discovered that Heinrich Himmler is still alive?

Davenji, Red State:  "John Lewis Is a National Disgrace"

Right, guy.  We'll keep your opinion in mind.  Because giving black people equality was a nationl disgrace, I presume. Want to hear a little more?

"Let’s dispense with words here- Georgia Congressman and “civil rights icon” John Lewis is a national disgrace. Lewis did not cure cancer, he did not go to the moon, he didn’t even study a peanut. His claim to fame is that he walked across a bridge, got clunked on the head and the rest is, as they say, history."

Jesus' claim to fame is that he gave some speeches and then got hung on a cross.  Big fucking deal.  He was a loser.  If he had been a winner, he would have hung other guys on a cross.  And let us note that Jesus did not cure cancer either, although being God, he presumably could have if he just spared the time.  And as far as I know, Jesus never went to the moon, although given the lack of proof one way or the other, he may very well have studied a peanut.  So, maybe he is a hero.  As far as standing up and suffering for the oppressed, well, this is the Trump era.  Neither John Lewis nor Jesus deserve a damned bit of credit for that stupid behavior.

Jay Caruso, Red State:  "If Journalists Are Concerned About Donald Trump, A Person They Should Blame Is President Obama"

You can't even parody that.

Andrew Klavan, PJ Media:  "My Strange Trumpian Glee...He's doing great so far."

Selling the country out to the Russians, making a fool of himself, his party and the country every single day, appointing the worst, most corrupt cabinet in history, vowing to use his position to get revenge on his "enemies," i.e. anyone who disagrees with him, yeah, he's doing great.  What's not to like?

Hadley Arkes, The Federalist:  "Yes, Americans Could Live Without Government-Defined Health Insurance"

Yeah, but for how long?  This utter tool continues:

"The Distant Planet Where Americans Paid Their Bills... 

Has it suddenly become unthinkable that ordinary Americans, doctors, or businessmen could summon the wit to find other ways of attending to their medical needs as they did in the past, when their world was not thickly woven with layers of insurance?"

On that distant planet, i.e. before Ronald Reagan took over, medical care was a necessity, provided by people who did it because people needed it, not to make tens of millions a year for an insurance company CEO.  Now, our health is a distant second to corporate profits, and that is why we need the government to smash the health care "industry" down and do away with the vampires who are feasting on our lives.  Get it now, Hadley?

Jeffrey Rodack, Newsmax:  "Newt: Trump Can't Become 'Reasonable' or He Will Have 'Failed'

No comment needed on that one, I guess.  I just want to point out that if that is Newt's main worry, he can relax and lay off the Prozac.

"Remember, most of the bureaucrats voted for Hillary Clinton. Most of the bureaucrats deeply dislike what Trump is trying to accomplish"

What, selling our country out to a foreign dictator?  Yeah, I'm guessing that most Americans deeply dislike what Trump is trying to accomplish.  Not you, though, Jeffrey.  Not you, and enough other brain dead, hate-filled racist assholes to put him in the White House.  To you, treason is just fine, if you are promised a tax cut, right?

Newsmax:  "Enter Your Name or Anyone's – Brace Yourself for Results"

What, ten thousand spam e-mails?

Newsmax:  "Doctors Shocked: Most Diseases Don't Need Drugs..SPECIAL: Find natural remedies and cures for 70 of the most common medical conditions"

And you can find out about this shocking development, just by sending in a bunch of money.  Isn't it funny that you never see things like this at Daily Kos, or Crooks and Liars?  They are supposed to be news sites, you know.  Why are they ignoring the important news?

Newsmax:  "Knights of Malta Insist Ouster over Condom Scandal Was Legal"

Boy, there's a breaking story I don't think I'll be following all that closely.

Dmitri Voltova, Prntly:  "SHOCK: Trump’s Inaugural just raised more money than Obama did in 2008, 2012 COMBINED"

Because that's what a Presidential inauguration is all about- making money.

Dmitri Voltova, Prntly:  "Vote: Should SNL be cancelled after they’ve been exposed as a Left Wing Propaganda?  Should the unfunny Saturday Night live be Cancelled after they’ve been exposed as left wing fake news propaganda and hate speech?"

Of course they should be cancelled, and all their reporters thrown in jail.  That's the way the free press works now in our country.  By the way, Dmitri, be my guest.  Cancel the "unfunny Saturday Night Live."  Just leave us with the funny as hell one, featuring Alec Baldwin.

Dmitri Voltova, Prntly:  "SHOCK: Orlando Terror-Wife arrested, liberals Panic because she’ll expose the REAL story about Pulse!"

Curiously, the article fails to provide a single instance of liberals panicking or doing anything else about this story.  Quel Surprise, huh?  By the way, that's three disgusting stories from this Dmitri Voltova.  I wonder what country he comes from?

And let's just end with this:

Before it's News:  "Stunning Events That Will Take Place Before Trump’s Inauguration...
In 1907, a book was published called “Lord of the World.” This book is about the a U.S. Senator named Julian Felsenburgh, who quickly ascends to become “President of the World.” Felsenburgh has unusual parallels with Obama including that they are both U.S. Senators, both charismatic speakers, and both have visited Paris for major conventions."

And they both ate a hot dog once, and they both have two feet.  Oh my God, it's all starting to make sense now.

"Now, Obama appears to be pulling the strings behind a push for peace among Israel and Palestine."

The bastard!

"The move to have a major convention about solving one of the world’s greatest land conflicts just five days before a president leaves office is unprecedented. Why Obama would decide to do such a thing is not known."

Oh, let's try to take a guess.  Maybe he wants peace, and as he is still President, he is doing what he can to bring that about?  No, that can't be it.  He must really be acting on commands from Satan.

"After (Felsenburgh) takes power, he orders Christians to be killed if they do not renounce their faith."

Man, killing all the Christians.  Didn't Obama leave things until pretty late to get going on that?

"We should be questioning if a 1907 prophecy is coming to life right now."

We should be questioning something buddy, but it all has to do with you and a nice trip to a psychiatrist.

Okay, enough already.  Bye until next time.  They're really on a bender these days, so it won't be long, I promise you.  Or was that a threat?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Trump Presidency and How It Will Unfold

Well, we are now getting confirmation from a number of intelligence agencies that Donald Trump is indeed deeply compromised by the Russians.  When you add this to the blatant, grotesque corruption in the manner he is refusing to divest himself of his business interests, his picking a cabinet committed to violating his Constitutional duty to see the law is faithfully enforced, and his use of his visibility to engage in petty vendettas against anyone who criticises him, we now have a spectrum of absolute justifications for his impeachment, and he hasn't even been sworn in yet.

Well, what can we expect from Congress?  Well, first of all, let's get this out in the open.  Every person remaining in the Republican party is as big a crook as Trump is, so don't look to them to do a thing about this just because it is the right thing to do.

Here is how I think this is going to play out.  In all the attention devoted to the overwhelming likelihood that Vladimir Putin is blackmailing Trump, to get him to dismantle our intelligence capacity, destroy our participation in NATO, remove sanctions on Russia, and generally do anything he is told, to betray our country to this foreign dictator, what has not been noticed is that Trump has opened himself up to almost certain blackmail from another source, and that is the Republicans in Congress.

The truth is that the Republican majority can kick him out in the street any time it wants, on all sorts of grounds.  So Trump had damned well better figure out, and damned fast too, that the minute he moves into the White House he had damned well better to do exactly what Congressional Republicans tell him to do, and sign whatever bills the Republicans send to him, without one word of complaint, or else they are going to destroy him, and in a public manner that will make the humiliation of Richard Nixon look like a minor embarrassment.  This is their chance to finally enact their piggish, crooked agenda in all its horrible glory, and they are going to take it, and as fast as possible too, and he had better not get ideas that he is in charge of the agenda.

So the reality is that Trump's behavior has essentially made the executive branch of the government utterly powerless and subservient to Congress, for as long as he is President.  Now, how long will this go on?  Well, impotent as Trump may be, he will have one power left to him, and that is to precipitate an almost daily deluge of phenomenal humiliations on this country and on his party.  And you know that he would do that without any incitement, let alone what he will get up to in order to get back at Congress.

How long can this go on, before even Republican Congressmen can't take the disgrace any more?  I'm guessing four to six months.  At that point, I suspect, that even as corrupt as they are, Congressional Republicans won't be able to leave things as they stand, and we will be in for the final Trump circus- an impeachment in which he fights back with every dirty trick he ever learned (and he knows plenty,) and makes things as absolutely painful to the rest of the country as he can.  After that, we get Pence, or very possibly Congress will make him resign too, and we will be faced with the petrifying reality of a Paul Ryan Presidency.

So, when the big show comes, enjoy it while you can.  Once Paul Ryan takes over, you aren't going to have a thing to laugh about for a long time.

Friday, January 13, 2017

And Another Sad Day for Wingnuts

I've been waiting for the grand American Nazi march in Whitefish, Montana, which was scheduled this month, and which has been receiving tons of publicity on the right.  Sad to say, as my good friend Curt has now informed me, it is not to be:

"Neo-Nazis couldn’t raise the $125 needed for a permit for their Montana march...Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have been planning an on-again, off again march in Whitefish, Montana after the mother of well-known white supremacist Richard Spencer began complaining she was being harassed in Spencer’s hometown. Now, it seems, the march is off again after rally organizers were unable to afford the price of the permit to hold the event.

According to The Flathead Beacon, the City of Whitefish received the application for a march on Second Street from Memorial Park to City Hall. The fee for the permit is $125, but the application had only a $65 money order attached to it. Parades are also required to have a certificate of insurance, which the organizers also did not include."

Just another obstacle that the elite has placed in the way of people who are struggling with all their might to make America great again.  However, hope is not lost:

"Andrew Anglin, publisher of “The Daily Stormer,” announced to his readers that the city has refused to issue him a permit and he is speaking with lawyers and the ACLU."

He did not announce, in "The Daily Stormer" that the permit was refused because he could not come up with one hundred and twenty five fucking dollars for the parade permit.  As I have reported so many times over the years, this is just one more sign of what a ludicrous fantasy the hard right is in this country.  They have tried to start rebellions over and over again, many of them receiving massive publicity throughout the right wing media world, and they always end in this sort of humiliation.  Well, Andrew, I just thought I'd soothe your hurt feelings with a photo to remind you of what you thought was going to happen with your march:

Maybe next time, huh?  Is it too late to show up in Washington to be in Trump's parade, where you would be welcome?  And lucky you, the permit for that parade is already paid for.

Wingnut Wrapup

I don't usually go fishing in the comments sections of blog posts, but this one caught my eye, and I want to include it, because it pretty much sums up what we are up against in this country:

"I want the President to act just as Mr Trump acts. He calls it as he sees it. He is the most brilliant man in the world and when he tweets he is king. He should be king of this country don't you think."

The most brilliant man in the world.  He should be king.  Man, there are a lot of people in this country that need to be euthanized before we can really get back on track.

And now, let's just move on with this reasoned suggestion:

John Hawkins, Town Hall:  "If You Listen to Liberals, Why Not Kidnap and Torture White People?"

Because that is just what liberals have always been for, right?  Kidnapping and torturing.  You know, as I seem to remember, torturing was sort of the going thing on the other end of the American political spectrum.  But, never mind.

Brian McNicholl, Town Hall:  "How to Make Sure Hospitals Are Ready for Obamacare Repeal"

Brian's idea?  Massive increases in money for Medicare.  The Republicans are really likely to do that, right?

Justin Holcomb, Town Hall:  "Officials Release Photos of Airport Shooter, Claimed to Be Fighting for ISIS in Nov. 2016"

This is typical of so many stories today on the right.  That's right- wingnuts are being told that this mentally ill guy from Puerto Rico was an ISIS fighter.  That's how Republicans win- they lie.

Christine Rousselle, Town Hall:  "Friday Fun: Team USA Singing The Anthem After Beating Canada For Gold"

Christine, if your idea of fun is hearing a bunch of people singing the national anthem, I feel really sorry for you.

Streiff, Red State:  "Obama Uses Russian Hacking To Back A Federal Power Grab...Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that’s “vital to our national interests,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure, a move that provides more federal help for state and local governments to keep their election systems safe from tampering."

Well, of course it is a "power grab" to try to prevent the Republican party from forming a treasonous alliance with a brutal foreign dictator to steal our elections.  I mean, that's obvious, right?  Better to do nothing and end up with a mentally unstable ignorant, racist bully in the White House.

Streiff, Red State:  "bullsh** on stilts."

In brief, that is Streiff's reaction to the intelligence report on Russian theft of the Presidency.  Really, Streiff deserves credit for stating outright what all other Republicans are going to claim too.

Liz Sheld, PJ Media:  "OSU Student Advocate for 'Concealed Carry' Shot Dead"

Where was the good guy with a gun?

Ron Radosh, PJ Media:  "Donald Trump's Inexplicable Attack on Our Intelligence Agencies"

Inexplicable?  What in the name of God is inexplicable about it?  The guy wants to shout down the people who know he traitorously collaborated with a foreign dictator to get into the White House.  Why is that inexplicable?

Avner Zaimi, PJ Media:  "This Week's Torah Portion: Yehuda Provides a Model Reconcilatory Prayer"

That should be exciting.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "WTH?… Intelligence Report that Claims Russia was Behind Trump Win Was Based on Intel from 2012 Russian TV"

No it wasn't.  How stupid do you think people are, Jim?  The report specifically said that it contained conclusions but not sources, because that would reveal our intelligence apparatus.

Ryan Saavedra, Gateway Pundit:  "Obama’s New Home Within Walking Distance of ISLAMIC CENTER"

Ooh, that's scary.  Maybe it has something to do with this story:

Christina Laila, Gateway Pundit:  "Update: Ft Lauderdale Shooter, Esteban Santiago Lived Within Walking Distance From Only Mosque in Alaska"

Things are all starting to fit together now, huh?  By the way, did you know that within two weeks, Donald Trump will be living within walking distance of the Russian embassy?

Washington Times:  "Sheriff wants to give inmates community service hours to build Trump's wall"

Great.  The only thing that could be better than building the wall would be building it with slave labor.

Byron York, Renew America:  "On Russia hacks, it's jump-to-conclusions vs. wait-and-see"

Wait for a hundred years or so.

Larry Klayman, World Net Daily:  "evil acts by Obama, coupled with the phony claim that Russia threw the presidential election to The Donald, all in an effort to destroy if not delegitimize the upcoming presidency, is part of a sleazy plan to take away our vote and steal the republic out from under We the People. 

To this end, after Donald Trump is sworn in, Obama and his hateful and racist wife, Michelle, plan to stay in Washington, D.C...In sum, the leftist forces of evil are amassing to destroy our last chance to “Make America Great Again” and restore the vision of our Founding Fathers. Freedom Watch and you must not let this happen on our “watch.” To this end, we must quickly mobilize and unite to eradicate these evil forces of the left, using all legal means at our disposal."

Send Larry money.  Just thought I would cut to the chase here, and sum Larry's whole article up.

Jonathan F. Keiler, American Thinker:  "Obama's Phony War on ISIS...There is a lot to be suspicious about regarding the Obama administration's lofty claims regarding American-inflicted ISIS casualties"

See, ISIS is being destroyed with Obama's involvement, so the news must be fake.

David Byrne, American Thinker:  "The Real Reason Race Relations Have Deteriorated"

Marxism!  MARXISM!!!1!!!!1!  Yeah, that's the ticket.  It's not because a horribly high number of American white people have turned out to be race haters.  It's the Marxists!  You see:

"Marx explains the world by exploitation and oppression. Marx specifically argued that a “veiled civil war” exists within society between oppressors and oppressed."

And who would ever believe that?  I mean, the oppressed have no greater friends on this earth than "job creators" like the Koch brothers and the Waltons.  Amirite, or what?

James G. Wiles. American Thinker:  "The Left Means to Break This President"

A long article filled with the usual crap.  One thing James failed to mention was what the Republicans openly committed to doing to Barack Obama.

Larry Elder, World Net Daily:  'Living wage': As wrongheaded as the minimum wage"

Yeah, as wrongheaded as caring about poor people, sick people, refugees from terror, or anyone else that just might happen to have brown skin.  How could liberals be so sick?

World Net Daily:  "17 times more coverage on Obama's farewell than Bush's"

Really?  I wonder why that could be.  I mean, when George W. Bush left office, there was nothing the American people wanted more than to hear a speech from him about how the country should be run.

Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "Jeff Sessions, finally a reasonable adult heading the DOJ"

This article is from Lloyd, a black man.  There is just no limit to the willing self-degradation of right wingers.  And a little more from Lloyd, who has been a busy monkey beaver today:

Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "Left's mission accomplished: blacks torturing whites"

Because, obviously, that is the Left's entire mission in life- to get blacks to torture whites.  And now it has actually happened once (in contrast to the over 2,000 totally justified white lynchings of black people, about which Lloyd has nothing to say) the left has accomplished its mission, and can go home and watch Trump make America white great again.

Larry Klayman, Renew America:  "The leftist criminals' attempted coup...since this election, we have also regrettably witnessed an unprecedented evil attempt at a coup d'etat by President Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and other leftist sleazeballs like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to deprive our new commander in chief of his office. In this way, they hope to deny the will of We the People and prevent the nation from any chance of "Making America Great Again."

This comment from Larry, who actually organized at least two (miserably failed) attempts to mass right wingers at the White House to physically take over the building and drag Obama out and kill him (as reported on more than one occasion right here at Green Eagle.)  Not a shred of irony or shame.  But what do you expect?

David French, Renew America:  "Meryl Streep's speech is why the left wins "

The truth?  That's why the left wins? Well, glad to see it's still good for something.

Washington Times:  "Polar bear zoologist blasts Obama's climate alarmism: 'Sensationalized nonsense'

And here I didn't know that any polar bears were zoologists.

Walter Hudson, PJ Media:  "We Deserved Better Than Obama for Our First Black President"

Well, we deserved better than Donald Trump for probably our last President ever.

And that's that.  No piss jokes- aren't you proud of me?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Sordid Republican Presidential History

Here is a story that got some coverage lately, but not nearly enough:

"Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery...

Richard M. Nixon always denied it: to David Frost, to historians and to Lyndon B. Johnson, who had the strongest suspicions and the most cause for outrage at his successor’s rumored treachery. To them all, Nixon insisted that he had not sabotaged Johnson’s 1968 peace initiative to bring the war in Vietnam to an early conclusion. “My God. I would never do anything to encourage” South Vietnam “not to come to the table,” Nixon told Johnson, in a conversation captured on the White House taping system.

Now we know Nixon lied. A newfound cache of notes left by H. R. Haldeman, his closest aide, shows that Nixon directed his campaign’s efforts to scuttle the peace talks, which he feared could give his opponent, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, an edge in the 1968 election."

I want to bring this up so you have it in mind as I lay out this little history of Republican electoral politics.

Let us work backwards, starting with Donald Trump.  It is now clear that Trump himself was elected by committing treason, allying himself with a foreign dictator against his own country; and through the subversive acts of James Comey.

Let's move on to the last Republican President, George W. Bush.  Bush was not elected.  He lost the popular vote, and was placed in the White House by five corrupt Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices.

Now to Ronald Reagan.  Any account of his "victory" must take into account the now proven fact that he also treasonously cut a deal with Iranian mullahs to keep our hostages in prison until after the election.  It is notable that Carter's failed hostage rescue attempt was carried out by Oliver North, who was awarded a prominent position in the Reagan administration in return for his sabotage.

Next, Ford.  Well, he was never elected.  He only became President because we kicked the previous Republican out for corruption.

Next, Nixon.  Well, the history of Nixon's election is up above for you to see.

Now, before moving on, I want to make a couple of caveats about what I am about to say next.  First of all, I am only considering first time victories, because re-election campaigns give such an advantage to the incumbent.  Second, I am considering George H. W. Bush's election to be an extention of the Reagan administration; essentially a re-election of Reagan, who could not run again.  And finally, I do not consider Eisenhower, who belonged to no party, and who was courted by both parties to run for President, to be a true Republican.

Well, if you can accept these caveats, here is what you find:  The last real Republican to be initially elected President on his own, without committing treason or relying on corruption, was Herbert Hoover, in 1928.  After three Republican Presidents in a row caused the Great Depression, the American people have had the minimal sense not to legitimately put a real Republican in the White House, in 88 years.  And yet, the Republicans have cheated and betrayed the country and corrupted the courts so effectively that they have managed to hold power over and over again.

The Republican party is a subversive, treasonous cabal, dedicated to plundering the nation's wealth on behalf of their rich backers.  It is by far the greatest threat to our country, and at the moment, after an unrelenting century of effort, it looks like it is bringing us down.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Good Work There, Donald

Well, Trump sure found a great way to push Obama's farewell address out of the news.


With the horrifying revelations today regarding the likely blackmailing of Donald Trump by the Russians, over both financial and sexual scandals, and with his approval rating dropping to 37% before this story broke, I think it would be a good time to take a look at the horrifying story of Presidential succession, if Trump is impeached.

So, here are the top guys in line:

1.  Mike Pence, vice President, religious fanatic and corrupt corporate tool

2. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, perhaps the most heartless, cold blooded member of Congress

3. Orrin Hatch, President Pro Tem of the Senate, and a long time vicious Conservative

4. The Secretary of State- at this point, likely Rex Tillotsen, the CEO of Exxon.  Imagine that- turning the country over to the head of Exxon.

5.The Secretary of the Treasury- likely Stephen Mnuchin, whose career features 17 years at Goldman Sachs, and who now operates a hedge fund.

Well, that's enough, I guess.  Yeah, it would be great to see Trump go down the tubes fast, but what we would end up with then would not be one bit better.  The Republicans have screwed the country but good.

The Stupidest Piece of Media Coverage of the Day

From the Washington Post:

"Sessions pledges to put the law before his political views"

And what the hell do they expect every Republican liar to say when they are in front of the Senate?  Despite the fact that as soon as they get into office that pledge goes out the window and they do whatever their rich sociopathic backers want them to do, they all promise to be honest.  Sessions has lied over and over again today about his record.  How about making that the headline, or how about making the headline "Racist scum skates through Republican hearings to become Attorney General." But no, he pledged to put the law first, as he never has in his whole career.  Good enough, then, let's move on to the next piece of human garbage that Trump is about to foist off on the country.