Archive | December, 2017

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!

Musings about America: 12/1/2017

1 Dec

 

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Men are jerks! To borrow a quote from president Trump: “Who knew?”…Could it be everybody?

If the Republican’s tax bill becomes law and property taxes and states taxes will no longer be deductible from one’s federal income, who will want to live in New Jersey? And as a consequence shouldn’t New Jersey homeowners expect to see their home values crash in 2018?

I suppose there will also be a tax on pork roll in 2018? (That’s a New Jersey thing)

North Korea now has a missile that can reach the East coast of the United States. If Washington burns will President Trump tweet?

When male entertainers and TV personalities are accused of inappropriate sexual encounters in the workplace they are immediately fired from their jobs. But when male Congressmen and President’s are accused of inappropriate sexual encounters in the government place, they remain on the job at their own discretion (But do they even have discretion?)

…Could it be because our most powerful Washington politicians do not really work for us? They don’t have to worry about ratings or have bosses who are national sponsors who have to also sell products to the electorate. Washington politicians have wealthy individual “donors” who show them large personal checks for their patronage…and I bet those donors (if they’re men) also show them their penises sometimes too.

Women need to start voting for women who run for public office all of the time, every time, because whether you like them or not they will most probably not be walking around their offices in their underwear, having sex with their interns… and definitely will not be dropping their pants at any time to show anyone their penises!…that alone should guarantee that they’ll get a lot more government work done.

Last year President Trump, then presidential candidate Trump, apologized for lewd and crude comments that he had made during a past taping of Access Hollywood. He said it was just locker room talk… This year he says that he doesn’t believe that it was his voice on that A.H. tape at all. Can a President’s voice be kidnapped? And If so, how does he get it back?

Former National Security Advisor and retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn has just pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI…and yet Hillary Clinton is considered by many American’s to be a lying bitch who should be locked up?… At Mr. Flynn’s urging too I might add…So Who’s the lying b…bastard now?

President Trump recently retweeted a British ultra-nationalist feed containing unverified video of “Muslims” and “Islamists” committing acts of violence and vandalism, then suggested that morning host Joe Scarborough may be a murderer, and then called for NBC and Comcast heads to resign for being “fake news” outlets. And yet he calls NFL players “Sons of Bitches” for publicly exercising their rights to free speech…because they do it in front of the American flag? Is an American President’s speech not always representative of our flag?…if not more so?

Does anyone remember that Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian interference and possible collusion within our election process and government… by President Trump’s own Justice Department!? Mr. Mueller is a Republican and career law enforcement officer who is widely respected on both sides of the aisle. Liberals and Democrats have nothing to do with this investigation because Democrats have NO power in Washington… so didn’t President Trump start his own “witch hunt”?

Is a tweet speech? Or is the twitter zone just a place where anyone can say anything without consequence or ownership? Press Secretary Sanders says it doesn’t matter whether a tweet represents reality or not…so is it the absence of thought that counts?

U.N. ambassador Niki Haley announced that “if China does not cut off North Korea’s oil supply then the USA will”…(cut off the oil supply from China to North Korea?)  Is it beginning to look a lot like war this Christmas?

And Whatever happened to the good people of Flint Michigan and their lead contaminated water? Over 100,000 residents (everyone) were exposed to high levels of  lead in their drinking water through no fault of their own… back in 2014! This is what is wrong with the news. It’s not that it’s fake. It’s that it has to be new and timely and provocative, worth our time and the media’s money…meanwhile in Flint, residents have been instructed to continue to use bottled or filtered water until all the lead pipes have been replaced, which is expected to be completed no sooner than 2020!!!

But on the bright side tax breaks for the mostly wealthy should arrive by the New Year! And is that, Charlie Brown, really what Christmas is all about?

And finally, When you take all of the numbers of 2018 and add them together you get 11…that’s lucky! If you multiply them you get 0…that’s nothing! When you divide them the answer is undefined…that’s a mystery…So, What lies ahead in 2018?

Something tells me… we ain’t seen nothing yet!

 

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