POTUS Golfed While Hawaii Panicked

16 Jan

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It was once said that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Not because Nero wasn’t fond of Rome or his job as Emperor but because he wasn’t that much interested in the part of Rome that was burning…or so they say.

These days it’s kind of hard to know what it is that our 45th president believes in or likes, besides himself of course, because he is constantly changing his tune and then denying that he has been listening to any music at all.. but as for the people in the state of Hawaii last Saturday morning their belief and faith in our American infrastructure was shaken to the core.

Apparently a low level state worker was given the task of being text messenger in chief and then mistakenly sent a text (on his own authority?) to every cell phone in the state of Hawaii warning that a ballistic missile was on its way…and with the caveat of “this is not a drill!” as its final sentence…even, well…Everyone knows what that means!!!!

Hawaiians throughout the islands took to their basements and bathtubs because…well, where would you go? If you are as old as I am then you remember being told to hide under your desks at school for safety (as though a desk would save you?) but of course now here in 2018 we have a much more advanced civil defense system in the USA. If you check with your local town, county or state authority you’ll find that your designated civil defense shelter is…wait for it…A SCHOOL!… Hello desk, remember me? May I hide under you again?

Go ahead and check it out. Unless you have your own bunker under your flower garden, when it comes to nuclear defense we are all shit out of luck! Or is that shit hole out of luck? Or is it Shit house? That’s what our president and his crack team of experts are debating now-a-days, not nuclear solutions nor civil defense and not even civility for that matter!

Although if you did have a shit house in your back yard, you’d have a shit hole too, so at least you could hide in there because…it is a hole in the ground and much better than a desk for cover.

Anyway, Hawaiians wouldn’t have been in such a panic if the POTUS hadn’t been picking a fight with the world’s latest nuclear power all last year. Rather than try to strike a deal to get North Korea to do something else besides make nuclear weapons (Remember how much we hated President Obama’s deal with Iran to put the brakes on their nuclear program because it made us look weak?) President Trump has been insulting and demeaning and threatening their supreme leader which has only helped to egg him on into working more supremely to build a more supreme nuclear arsenal…and to try and make his button as big as President Trump’s button! (Now there’s a wonderful thought)

Although really, if they both wanted to be such tough guys they should have their little red buttons re-tooled into big red poles or rods rising out of their desks so they could simply reach out and quickly stroke a few times to set their nation’s missiles into flight. The more strokes…the more missiles! Much more appropriate for macho men at work, don’t you think?

But My favorite presidential line however, was when President Trump was asked about how he thought the nuclear crisis with North Korea was going to work itself out and he replied, ” That’s a pretty difficult situation. Who knows what’s going to happen there.”

Say what??? Who knows??? About a potential nuclear exchange with a foreign adversary???? Those are pretty reassuring words from the President of the United States aren’t they? No wonder the citizens of Hawaii were freaking out and most likely crapping in their pants before even getting to their shit holes. But at least our POTUS was safely working on his own holes at the time…on his golf course that is.

What if this snafu had happened during a weekday and he had been watching Fox and Friends at the time? (assuming it was during his “executive” hour)  He’d probably still be under his bed tweeting something like: “Don’t panic America. At least it’s only Hawaii where Obama was born and not actually part of the USA! Blame the Dems!”

But the real lesson in all of this is that our infrastructure sucks…from top to bottom…from the least tweeter-er to the big Twitter-er at the top! We may have all mastered the technology to gab, play on and use our precious smart phones but when it comes to what we should do in a life or death (and nuclear) situation? After 7 decades of nuclear proliferation?…It’s go hide in the crapper!

So, Goodnight America…After all, tomorrow is another day!

 

 

 

And Counting Still…

1 Jan

Happy New Year everyone! And thank you for visiting my blog once again this year. There are 525,600 minutes in a year and in 2012, I crossed the 30 million mark in minutes spent on Earth

…So that means that as of midnight of the 31st of December this year I will arrive at 32,847,840!…(that’s 22,811 days!) but again, who’s counting? Still over 32 million and a half minutes alive!? Is that an accomplishment or just something that breathing and waking up every day took care of for me? And why does it seem to have flown by so quickly…and keep accelerating all the time? Life in the fourth dimension took forever to move through when I was a child…but now it seems like I am definitely on the fast track to old age!

Anyway, thanks for continuing to slow yourself down every once in a while by taking the time to visit and read my blog…and please keep reading if you will, unless you can thing of a better way to spend your minutes.

In any case, do your best to Spend your time wisely …it may be a crazy and unpredictable world but it still is the only world in town.

I’ll be approaching the 33 million minute threshold sometime in 2018 and I will do my best to keep enjoying every minute of those minutes!

Do your best to enjoy each and every one of your minutes too.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

3 Years and Counting…

30 Dec

HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone! We’ve survived one year, now let’s see if we can make it through another three!…(subtracting vacations that would be only 2 working years in President Trump time)

“I have the greatest stuff and you know what? I love golf. But if I were in the White House, I don’t think I’d ever see Turnberry again. I don’t think I’d ever see Doral again. I own Doral in Miami. I don’t think I’d ever see many of the places I have. I don’t think I’d ever see anything, I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off and make great deals, right? Who’s gonna leave?”

It’s Good To Be the King!

24 Dec

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Remember when President Trump talked about his tax-reform plan, which he said would benefit the middle class at the expense of wealthy Americans like himself? And when he said: “They can call me all they want. It’s not going to help,” (he said of his rich friends). “And it’s not good for me, believe me.” (Did you believe him?)

Well President Trump is spending the Christmas holiday with his family in Florida this year (each trip there costs “we the people” 21 million tax dollars) and according to CBS News (all fake because they work for the Democrats and Hillary who actually rules the world) he told friends at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, just hours after he got there that: “You all just got a lot richer.”

Proponents of the bill celebrate it as relief for the middle class that also provides a tax cut based spending stimulus for large corporations… to the tune of 1.4 trillion dollars, which for all intents and purposes will be going to key donors and lobbyists, the richest members of Congress, President Trump, his family and other families like his. (but of course we don’t know for sure how much President Trump will get because our president won’t show us his taxes)

But we can all rejoice in the fact that our share should result in somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000 dollars next year of tax relief, depending on the size of our paycheck today of course. That should amount to anywhere between 19 and 38 dollars a paycheck (or 38 and 76 dollars if you are paid bi-monthly) That’s 30 gallons of gas each month! (nothing to sneeze at, right?)

At that rate your tax breaks could save you enough money to take you by car from Maine to Mar-a-Lago in 2.12 months (of saving your tax breaks)…but if you wanted to go there in style like the POTUS does (at least bi-monthly, and for 21 mill a vacay) then you’ll have to save your tax breaks for 127,000 months or about 10,500 years! (That’s if your getting the BIG middle class tax break)

In conclusion?: It’s good to be the King isn’t it? (and I suspect it always has been)

A First Family Example

14 Dec

Board of Elections absentee ballot forms for President Trump

President Trump and the First family live in the White House now but their official address for voting purposes is still in New York City so during the 2017 election this November the First Family sent in absentee ballots to cast their official votes in the election.

President Trump however, signed and mailed in his absentee ballot for NYC’s mayoral race, with the wrong date of birth. Above is a copy of his ballot obtained and published by the New York Daily News. The President was born in June and not July as his ballot states.

Meanwhile, First Lady, Melania Trump, had her absentee ballot rejected because she incorrectly wrote in her address… Under “county” she wrote in “USA” rather than “New York.” She also failed to sign the inner envelope, per the instructions.

Then First Daughter, Ivanka, had her ballot rejected because she mailed it too late!… And her husband Jared? Well, he just didn’t bother to vote at all… Perhaps he was too busy brokering peace in the Middle East?

So there you have it: The First Family goes 0 for 4 in their first election after winning the White House in 2016…And this from a President whose first order of business was to create a special Presidential Commission to look into what is wrong with our electoral system!?!

So much for the common folk of America trying to clean the government swamp that is filled with too many career politicians and the serial wealthy…I guess this is what happens when you’re like, really smart…huh? Hey where’s the forest? All I can see is a bunch of trees! Now let’s all eat some cake! Chocolate! Mmmmmmmm, yummy!

 

 

Party Like It’s Armageddon?!

12 Dec

 

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President Trump recently declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, bringing much chagrin to many countries around the world…but not to Christian Fundamentalists, who see this as a prelude to the end of the world!

But don’t worry. Rather cry Huzzah! Because if you are a Christian Fundamentalist it means that the end of the world is a good thing and that soon, perhaps even sooner than we all thought, Jesus shall return to rule supreme once again…maybe even in time for Christmas!

Many Christians interpret Bible prophecy to be symbolic of the progression of the world toward the “great day of God, the Almighty” in which God’s just and holy wrath is poured out against unrepentant sinners, (like us? Them?) led by Satan, in a literal end-of-the-world confrontation. And it’s supposed to take place in and around Jerusalem, Israel and the Middle East.

And why shouldn’t it all be happening now? After all is our President not doing his best to please his base supporters and only those supporters? Many of whom are Christian Fundamentalists and also ardent Trump supporters and campaign contributors.

President Trump has been dismantling regulations, under-manning and under-funding key government departments like the State Department, placing unqualified supporters to head other key agencies like the Departments of Education, Environment, and Energy. His isolationist policies have insulted our allies and frightened our enemies bringing us to what many fear is the brink of nuclear war with North Korea.

And his very devout administration has been promoting other policies such as:

1. We don’t need to take care of the earth.
2. Going to war in the Middle East is a good thing.
3. We don’t really need to educate our children.
4. We don’t have to take care of the poor.

So what’s so wrong about all of that?… Why fret about what’s going on here on the insignificant Earth?…if you are a devout fundamentalist Christian evangelical  thinker then the Rapture should begin soon and you will be whisked away to join with Jesus in the sky. Everyone will be there! Cotton Mather, Kirk Cameron, Roy Moore, Sean Hannity, Hal Lindsey, and 41% of all American Christians! (according to the Pew Research Group) believe that they will be there too!

So let’s all cry Whoopee and Merry Christmas this year!… And shop till we drop then party like it’s 1999, or Armageddon, or the end of the world (as we know it). Because it’s the most wonderful time… of the Tribulation!

And may God bless us all, everyone!…(well, you know, not everyone…wink, wink)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smoke Em If You Got Em…Now

5 Dec
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Here is an interesting development in the never ending war on drugs.

As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth…as long as they realize they can’t use it again in the military.

The number of waivers granted by the active-duty Army for marijuana use jumped to more than 500 this year from 191 in 2016 while only three years ago, no waivers were granted. This increase in marijuana use waivers is just one way officials are dealing with orders to expand the Army’s size.

Meanwhile Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that the federal government is preparing to crack down on recreational marijuana use, a change that he’s been preparing since he took over the Justice Department.

And even though a group of prosecutors and law enforcement officials wrote a report asking that existing policies on the decriminalization of marijuana use not be changed, AG Sessions said that, “It’s my view that the use of marijuana is detrimental and we should not give encouragement in any way to it. I don’t want to suggest in any way that this department believes that marijuana is harmless and people should not avoid it.”

Oddly enough opioid use has been shown to be reduced in states where people have access to legal marijuana and AG Sessions recent statements on marijuana were made at a press conference concerning the Department of Justice’s plan to combat the opioid epidemic.

So even though you may live in a state where it is perfectly legal to buy, sell and use marijuana you might still find yourself arrested by federal agents upholding federal law in efforts to fight the opioid epidemic!… Which of course would be completely counter productive to that fight and make opioids (which are completely legal) once again the drug of choice and availability.

C’est la guerre! So join the army!… and Smoke em if ya got em… Now!

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