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If We Only Knew…

20 Jan
YMCA rebrands itself as The Y | US news | The Guardian

…And now I have HEARD everything!

President Trump, Ole Number 45, made his farewell address this morning. After 4 long years (feels like longer than 4) it is finally over (is it really?) The greatest (worst) President in the history of the United States (unfortunately history is not over) has said goodbye to his adoring (psyco-phantic) friends, family… and fans (cult). He listed his many (few) accomplishments (things he said he did) and then waved goodbye. And then, as he prepared to walk off (helicopter) into the sunset (sunrise) we inexplicably heard this…

Young man there’s no need to feel down. Pick yourself off the ground ’cause your in a new town. There’s no need to be unhappy. There’s a place you can go. When you’re short on your dough, you can stay there and I’m sure you will find many ways to have a good time. It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.!

Why? Well because They have everything For young men to enjoy. You can hang out with all the boys. You can get yourself clean. You can have a good meal. You can do whatever you feel. Are you listening to me? What do you want to be? You can make real your dreams, but you’ve got to know this one thing
. It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.!

Just remember: No man, does it all by himself. Put your pride on the shelf and just go there, to the Y.M.C.A. I’m sure they can help you today because I was once in your shoes. I was down and out with the blues. I felt, no man cared if I were alive. I felt the whole world was so jive!…

and that’s when someone came up to me and said young man take a walk up the street. There’s a place there called the Y.M.C.A. They can start you back on your way. It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.!

Who Knew?! After all of this time, tribulation and frustration, all President Trump really wanted to do was have a good time and go back to hanging out with all the boys! Because, After all is said and done…Who has everything for a young man to enjoy? The Mar-a-Lago Y.M.C.A. …of course!

So Good Luck President Trump! It’s time now to leave this jive world behind and go Hang out with all the boys and enjoy yourself. If you see Vice President Pence please tell him I said hello. (I don’t think he wants to hang out with all the boys though) And give my condolences to the First Lady. (not one of the boys)

And now we say Goodbye! Farewell! and may this nightmare of a presidential reality show finally be…

CANCELLED!

Oh My God! I forgot about syndication!!!!

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

We Have Met the Enemy!

17 Jan

AND THEY ARE US!

Facebook Pressed to Retain Digital Evidence From Capitol Riot - Bloomberg

It’s almost Inauguration Day 2021!

Currently 20,000 National Guard Soldiers are stationed in Washington D.C. (That’s more than the number of military troops currently stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria) The Washington D.C. Mall is closed to the public. All police and security agencies throughout the nation are on high alert expecting possible attacks at all State Capitol buildings and the National Capitol this weekend and next week.

The rules for air travel within the United States that were put into effect after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, are once again in effect for air travel to and from Washington D.C.

There is growing concern about security on Capitol Hill, (is it there to protect the Capitol or is it working against its protection?) as well as worries from Congressional lawmakers who are now facing threats to their personal safety and who are in fear for their lives and the lives of their families.

The Secretary of state of The United States of America, Michael Pompeo, had to cancel his trip to Europe where he was to meet with America’s NATO allies, because they refused (had no desire) to meet with him.

147 members of Congress (all Republicans) out of 535 total members (27%!) have voted to overturn the 2021 presidential election results (even though some of them were just elected in the 2021 election) which resulted in a 7 million+ vote victory for President-Elect, Joseph Biden, despite the fact that all challenges to the validity of the voting process in the U.S. were found lacking in evidence and efficacy, despite the fact that 2 months of the recounting of votes in 6 disputed states results showed no significant change in the accuracy of the vote in any state, and despite the Supreme Court of the United States’ unanimous decision to deny a Texas lawsuit to void millions of votes in four other states for lack of legal standing, evidence or worth.

What’s going on and Why is all of this happening?

Is America under another attack from Al Qaeda? Has Isis invaded? Are hordes of Muslims on the warpath? Is there an invasion from Russia, China, North Korea or any other nation foreign?

Nope. The enemy is American…apparently on both sides. The Trump republicans have committed treason by invading our Nation’s Capitol Building in what they say is an effort to defeat the treasonous Democrats who have illegally stolen their president’s rightful re-election.

What a revolting development! (get it?) Do these American Rebels know what treason is?

These insurgents can be seen above as they fight to restore America’s greatness by overturning a democratic election, certified by all 50 states, Congress and the Supreme Court in order to show their love for President Trump…But if they want to defeat America in their effort to save President Trump doesn’t that make him greater than America? Do these insurgents know what they are doing?

The rebels also say that they don’t want the Socialist Democrats and their “socialist president” to take power so in their effort to defeat Socialism and restore Democracy they are willing to place a man, who just lost the electoral vote and the popular vote (for the second time…in a row) into the Presidency all the while knowing that President Trump is a man who advocates the end of a free and working press, the imprisonment of his enemies whether they have committed crimes or not, the banishment of American citizens with “foreign” backgrounds, the permanent placement of his family members into high level government positions…

Good grief! Do these rebels know what Socialism is?

Do they have any clue about what Democracy is?

Meanwhile our President who had and has and still is instructing these rebels on how to be strong and resolute and determined and to never give up the fight against the bad and evil people (the majority) who voted against them…and who goes on and on about how special his rebels are and how he loves them so very much…says that he has absolutely no responsibility for anything that has taken place during his presidency. (except for the stock market rise…that was all him)

Does he know what Responsibility is?

Does anyone know what the hell is going on in the once United States of America?

And so the show goes on. The show that I said had “jumped the shark” and was headed towards cancelation just won’t go away and cannot seemingly be cancelled! All eyes…worldwide open… continue to watch! What will happen to the Greatest Country and Show on Earth?

Who ever thought that we’d be asking this question in our lifetime?

Ouch! My Wrist!

8 Jan

This cool dude, last seen relaxing on TV in the United States Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi’s, chair, his foot comfortably propped upon her desk, takes a load off after having just broken into the United States Capitol Building… along with thousands of other hoodlums, thugs and gangbangers. (That is what you call a group of like minded, similarly dressed, gun toting doers of dirty deeds done dirt cheap…isn’t it?)

His name is Richard Barnett, 60, of Arkansas and he was arrested today and charged with “entering and remaining on restricted grounds, (Really? Gee officer, this guy entered my house and then…remained!) violent entry, and theft of public property”.

Lucky for him I guess. I don’t know what the potential penalties are for those crimes (if found guilty?) but he sure is fortunate that he wasn’t charged with “selling cigarettes illegally” or “not having his driver’s license” or “walking across the street in a lazy and unsteady manner”.

He should also thank God that he wasn’t “possibly under the influence of alcohol” or that he hadn’t just been accused of “passing a forged check”. And he can thank his lucky stars that he was dressed so appropriately when he committed these “Capitol” crimes and was not “wearing a dark hoody with hood deployed”.

And if someone, say a law enforcement officer, had gotten word that he might have been “carrying a gun” or had recently been seen “disturbing the peace” or “charging or menacing” some other police officer… he could really have gotten in trouble!

And he is equally quite fortuitous to be a citizen of the United States (although I really can’t tell without having seen his ID) who possess such an affable smile, ease of manner and unthreatening countenance… as opposed to not having those attributes.

And why is that?

Because in some cities, towns and boroughs in the United States of America all of those things are punishable by the death penalty!…Immediately and on the spot!

But don’t worry about Mr. Barnett… I’m sure you’ll be seeing him on interview shows and Go Fund Me sites soon!

Some guys just have all the luck!

Cracker Box Palace

8 Jan
President Donald Trump, dressed in a dark blue suit with a light blue tie and white dress shirt, holds a copy of the Bible in front of Ashburton House, a former private residence which now serves as the priory house of St. John's Episcopal Church just north of Lafayette Square. St. John's is popularly known as the "Church of the Presidents" because every president since James Madison has attended services there at least once, typically on the day of their inauguration.

Somewhere out in the great beyond President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E. Lee are smiling. It may have taken 160 years but the U.S. Capitol, home of those Damned Dirty Yankees, has finally fallen! For yesterday, January 6th, 2021 another American date that will live in infamy (and infancy…as in tantrum) our Capitol building in Washington D.C. was attacked, captured and desecrated by the Confederacy… of Dunces.

It didn’t take very long, just a few pushes and shoves, broken windows, fireworks and Confederate flags flown high and the Republican mob was up Capitol Hill and over the Union’s defenses and into the Capital Building’s domed lobbies, sacred offices and grand legislative chambers.

The insurgents broke windows, started fires, trashed offices and occupied the building with little resistance from the Capitol Police who seemed flustered and confused over how to stop an angry, well armed white mob composed mostly of middle aged ladies in mom jeans and mostly bearded men flaunting their finest hillbilly chic sportswear and work boots.

Our Nation’s National Emblem, The Capitol Building, was in no way defended. There were no teargas canisters deployed, nor rubber bullets fired, nor any sign of heavily armored policemen to thwart the mob’s assault or stand in its way. Our country’s Vice President, and Congressmen and Women, who were inside the building fled in panic or cowered beneath their desks, taken completely by surprise even though they had been warned time and time again by our own President, most of his entourage and scores of elected Congressmen and women, that he would be avenged (most likely with violence) for his election loss.

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In fact, only a few minutes before the attack, at a rally near the White House, President Trump and his son Donald Jr. along with trusted lawyer and friend, Rudy Giuliani, exhorted their adoring crowd of sycophantic psychos that it would take strength and not weakness to reclaim their country!

“We will never give up. We will never concede,” Trump told the attendees outside the White House, who cheered him on. “We will stop the steal!” (The election was stolen from him because more people voted against him than for him…and besides as any redneck ninny knows, the only real way to tell if an election held in the USA isn’t rigged is if the Republican candidate wins)

And so off they went, onwards to the Capitol Building of the United States of America! And in a most embarrassing and startling turn of events, captured it with ease…and the Confederacy of Trump was born! They broke and entered! Came, Saw… and Conquered!

The angry mob even Took photos and selfies with some smiling law enforcement? officers? And were even saluted by the Junior Senator from Missouri (seen below raising his fist in a show of white power) as they went about their business of pillaging, desecrating and mocking The Union that had once defeated them in war back in 1865.

All in all the insurrection seemed like Great, White, American fun! Yes, some were arrested (52) and some were killed (4) but when you figure it out as a percentage of the thousands who stormed the barricades (spoiler alert: there weren’t any barricades) it’s positively insignificant! (just like Covid-19) It was the most complete and swift victory ever accomplished by Confederate forces on American soil!

And when the President was appealed to and called upon to do something! anything! in defense of our Great Nation to help stop the rioting and to defend our Revered Constitution and intervene in this most violent insurrection… he took immediate action…and tweeted!!! (The tweet heard round the world?)

“You have to go home now…he said. We have to have peace.” and he added…”I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it. Especially the other side. But you have to go home now,” Trump said.

He also added, and I paraphrase here because most of those tweets and videos have been deleted from the internet, (evidence of treason?) that he knows what it’s like to be a poor Confederate who loses when he should win and who doesn’t get what he wants when he wants it and who is persecuted by those who won’t give him what he wants…

He went on…

(And now I quote again) “These are the things and events that happen (the attempted over throw of Democracy?) when a sacred (?) landslide election victory (huh?) is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped away (by counting the voters votes?) from great patriots (He is calling the Confederate insurrectionists great patriots!) who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long, (Since the Civil War?) So go home. We love you. (He loves those who stormed the Capitol?) You’re very special. (because they did it for him?)

“It’s a very tough period of time,” he added. “But we can’t play into the hands of these people. (Americans? The Union? Those Citizens who didn’t vote for him?) who he went on to characterize as “so so bad and so so evil”! (If you didn’t vote for him you are evil…it’s THAT simple?) 330 million citizens – 74 million Trump voters leaves @ 256 Evil Americans! That’s a lot of evil Americans! No wonder most Republicans find so much fault with America…and Americans.

Ah well…and so when it got dark they were asked to leave and they left: these Haters of Democracy…these Champions of evil… rooting out of!…these Overthrowers of elections…not winning!… These Crackers of… where’s my cream cheese!

And they suffered No consequences…No bullets in the back as they retreated…No kneels to the backs of their necks as they gasped desperately in defense of their innocence…No hours long interrogations or confession signings… nope, nada. It’s as though they all had Presidential PBA Cards! It’s so good to know someone important isn’t it? It’s just so good to be so white and so right in America… isn’t it?

But what happens now? President Trump still has 2 full weeks to wield his scepter of seemingly unlimited influence and control over his mutineer minions. He still maintains that he has been wronged, swindled and unfairly toppled from his rightful throne. … and his confederated zealots, fresh from victory agree. And both have sworn to never give up their fight to restore him to his most lofty latrine of power.

One commentator offered a suggestion as to why all of this was happening: “The president just doesn’t know how to accept losing” he said… But I say that our President just doesn’t know how to accept America… and never has…nor do his followers.

So what happens now? Will this republican mob make another coordinated attack before or during the inauguration of President-elect Biden? Will President Trump have already pardoned himself before they do so? Will the insurgents be carrying Presidential pardons in their pockets too… thus having been made an invulnerable, un-prosecutable, monster mob of President Trump’s self righteous Id?

Holy Psyche Batman!

Who will stand up to this disparagement of Democracy? Will only the crack of doom cancel this shit show? Maybe President Trump will leave office peacefully, only to retire to Florida to live in Ex-presidential exile where he will then take to the airwaves as a prognosticating naysayer of all things not to his liking?… His family squabbling on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as a veritable Duck Dynasty of Doomsday Drivel and Despair?

Will we all be subjected to a daily soundtrack of American mockery…without reprieve nor end, from a self pardoned President and his brood awaiting their return to power?

Stay tuned America! Same Trump time! Same Trump channel!

Who’s the Real Party of Hate?

15 Dec

Although I consider myself a liberal Democrat I receive Emails from GOPUSA because I am always interested in how those whose views are different from mine see the world and share their opinions on politics and world events. GOPUSA describes themselves as a private company whose mission is to spread the conservative message throughout America.

They list their mission as one to “educate, enlighten, and engage conservatives through a host of features and services including news, online discussions, commentary, and information.” And although they are not directly affiliated with the Republican Party they say that they “hope to be the first source that Republicans and conservatives will turn to for news and information, both at the state and national levels.”

On Monday December 14th they sent this to my email inbox. It was an opinion piece about President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Their opinion was that it was a terrible choice (laughable and left wing) and that the main(lame) stream media (in this case, Time Magazine) was trying to be politically correct when there were so many other good choices that they could have made…Of course, their pick would have been President Trump because of his stellar leadership with regards to the Coronavirus pandemic throughout 2020.

But that is their opinion, which is fine. However, what struck me the most about their opinion was the cartoon depiction that they made of the Time Magazine cover featuring both Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris. Here is the cover of Time Magazine as it appeared on newsstands.

TIME | Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates

And here is their cover of “Crime” Magazine, featuring the “Plunderer of the year”, with the names of Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris off to the side of their depiction of the two new elected leaders and the caption underneath that reads: “Changing America’s Election Results”.

So I guess that it is their opinion that the President and Vice President elects have stolen the election and are thieves, plunderers and criminals and not duly elected and honest American leaders?

But notice their caricatures as depicted by the artist. Where did those gigantic noses come from? One, more of a sinister beak that cannot be contained by his mask, while the other is rather long and upturned under her mask. What could they possibly represent… since neither Mr. Biden nor Ms. Harris are known for their big noses? (as you can see by looking at their photographs in the real magazine cover) So this is not a caricature as much as it is a message to the Republican and conservative (?) faithful.

Time Magazine’s history of absurd person of the year awards

It’s one thing to lose an election and be upset by that and another thing to disagree with a choice made by a magazine for its choice of cover… but it’s a completely other thing to depict your nation’s new democratically elected leaders as vile criminals!

So 306 electoral votes means it’s too close to call in a presidential election? Get angry! Get your guns! Take to the streets!… But 3,000 citizens dead each day from a virus and 300,000 citizens dead already after 10 months of a pandemic? Let’s party! Let’s go to a bar! Where’s my freedom?

Meanwhile hatred sells. Hatred is profitable. Hatred makes money and motivates buyers and sellers alike. It’s a commodity. But Empathy? Sympathy? Cooperation and kindness? Good luck raising money and building a grass roots movement with those skills.

We live in a very sad country right now… And it seems to me that it’s getting sadder every day…

Our President Has a New Hobby

10 Dec
How the Grim Reaper Works | HowStuffWorks

As President Trump’s presidency begins its final days (Are they really?) Our President has decided to pick up the pace of federal executions by adding 5 executions to his administrations Thursday schedule, as in this Thursday December 10th.

All told that will be 13 federal executions carried out and completed since this past July when executions once again became a thing for presidential administrations to do! And that was after a 17 year break in federal executions going back to the Early administration of President Bush the second.

If he succeeds and the 5 executions go off as planned, President Trump will leave office (will he ever leave?) having executed 1/4 of all federal death row prisoners… making him the number one execution president in over 130 years! And his Attorney General, William Barr, says that the administration will most likely be scheduling more executions right up until President-elect, Joe Biden takes over.

Maybe we’ll even have an execution on inauguration day! Wouldn’t that be biblical? And dare I say appropriate in a macabre, ironic and evangelical sort of way? Ironic Especially since the President-elect has pledged to work towards ending the death penalty for federal prisoners. And evangelical because who is more Christian and Evangelical that our Bible reading and waving (more waving than reading…by a long shot!) than our President Trump?

And since Mr. Biden has pledged to work toward ending the death penalty once he becomes president, you can understand why our current President and his most avid supporters are in a hurry too. And if the 5 scheduled to be put to death on Thursday are indeed severed from this mortal coil then President T. needs only 2 more to top the last record of 14 set in 1896 by President Grover Cleveland. (from NJ of course…sorry C.C. We all know how much you wanted this to be you)

But to be fair and ironic it was Joe Biden, who was a Senator way back in 1994, who voted for a crime bill that added 60 federal crimes for which someone could be put to death. And he was there when The federal death penalty was reinstated in the modern era by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, also known as the “Drug King Pin” statute. No doubt it was reinstated to help fight the “War On Drugs” which we all know has been going very well for drugs and not too well for us…and I wonder how many drug “Kingpins” got the death penalty anyway?

However, executions on the federal level have been rare, and the government has put to death only three defendants since restoring the federal death penalty in 1988 and most Americans now lean towards life sentencing rather than death sentences for several reasons: 1, It’s cheaper because law suits on behalf of those sentenced to death drag on for years and cost the government a fortune to defend…up to 8 times more according to a 2008 government study. 2, The National Academy of Sciences determined that at least 4% of  people who are on death row were innocent. 3, statistics have proven that people of color are more likely to be sentenced to death and disproportionately so.

So why kill people with the public’s money when sentencing someone to life is cheaper, the risk of killing an innocent person for a crime he or she did not commit is ended and the egregious mistake of using racism as an excuse for such an extreme punishment is eliminated…not to mention that killing someone for killing someone else is…while sadly still debatable, a thing that I believe the human race should move beyond.

But hey, if you’re not a fan of lethal injection at U.S. penitentiaries because it’s too namby- pamby then you can take solace in the fact that the drug used to carry out death sentences is no longer readily available and our Justice Department has recently updated their protocols to allow for executions by firing squad and poison gas! I kid you not. So maybe there will be a firing squad plying its trade in Terre Haute, Indiana while at the same time our new president is sworn in, in Washington D.C.?… Could happen…

Critics of President Trump’s recent execution escalation have said that the restart of executions in an election year was politically motivated, helping the President to further his claim that he is the law-and-order president… but President Trump has always been a supporter of the death penalty and in a 90’s Playboy interview, he even described himself as a strong supporter of capital punishment, saying, “Either it will be brought back swiftly or our society will rot away.”

And he was a big supporter of the death penalty having been recommended for the “Central Park 5” who were convicted for the aggravated assault and rape of a white woman jogging through Central Park in New York City in April of 1989. The 5 convicted teenagers (black and Latino) who had maintained their innocence even after having signed written confessions, later had their convictions overturned when the real killer (a white man) was caught with the help of DNA evidence and confessed to that crime and a series of other murders.

In fact President Trump still maintains that the Central Park 5 should still be put to death because they confessed to the crime, (even though they were later proven to have been coerced and their crimes uncommitted)… because if you confess to a crime you should suffer the penalty… Now I would call that being Ultra-Biblical or maybe even Anti-Biblical depending upon which of the Testaments you prefer, but perhaps our President simply likes his confessors to not be living just like he likes his heroes to not be captured?

Anyway, it should also be noted that many states with death penalty laws have halted executions recently over concerns that the rampant spread of the coronavirus (remember that?) would put lawyers, witnesses and executioners at too great a risk but the Trump administration has decided to press on regardless of the danger, real or imagined, imposed by the virus, to anyone.

And it should also be mentioned that last year our state prisons carried out a combined 22 executions but as a consequence of the health precautions that states have taken this year, just seven prisoners have been executed in 2020 and none since July. So the Federal Government could out execute every state in the country this year, if they hurry, before time runs out and the prisoners catch the virus and die. Remember, convicted felons on death row are people too…until they are not.

So, only 41 days left until Inauguration Day 2021 when time runs out on the Trump administration (will it ever?) and their chance to execute our death row inmates before Covid19 does!

So Stay Tuned! Who will be the winner of this year’s title and crowned king of death? (at least for death row inmates)… Will it be the Grim Reaper or…

His Apprentice?

Yeeeeeeeeee Hawwwww!

1 Dec
The World Famous Bucking Horse Sale

Remember when President Trump said this about the Coronavirus way back in April of this year?

“I thought about it,” he said. “I said maybe we should ride it through. You know, Ride it like a cowboy.” Had that been done, President Trump said, health officials estimated 1.6 to 2.2 million people in the U.S. would die.

And now here we are 7 months later and a few days after Thanksgiving in America and what are we doing?

We’re riding the Coronavirus like a cowboy!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Are we having fun yet? Over 260,000 dead American citizens to date. Over 13 million reported cases. 200 thousand new cases per day. Almost 2,000 dead Americans every day. And now 500,000 expected to be dead by March of 2021…right up there with a yearly death toll running neck and neck with those two other apocalyptic American horses; cancer and heart disease.

Somewhere along the line Our President and his team of experts lost interest, along with his supporters and what appears to be half of the rest of the country! It was those lousy ratings his press conferences were getting I guess…

And then of course there was the campaign, the golfing, the pep rally comedy tour, his own coronavirus brush with death, the campaign again, and finally over 80 million citizens voting him out of office in what he called a “landslide mandate from the American People”!

…That’s what he called it when it happened to Hillary Clinton in 2016!

But now he says that he won’t go because the election was too close and that people really love him except for those Americans who are cheats and voter frauds and election thieves and Godless lovers of Satan, …

…you know… the other 250 million Americans who apparently don’t appreciate a good horse when they see one. ..One they can ride like a cowboy!

But don’t panic America because according to the White House Science Department “ending the COVID-19 pandemic” is the top accomplishment of  President Trump’s first and only term! It’s His TOP accomplishment!…

And in just a little less than 2 months President Trump and his White House staff and all of his men can ride that #@%#! accomplishment and the apocalyptic horse they came in on straight on outta town… just like a cowboy!

…And Good Riddance!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Heads I Win! Tails I’m President!

16 Nov
Donald Trump Is Not Going Anywhere - The New York Times

When was the last time that you were with a group of people who couldn’t decide what to do, so you took a vote… and the minority won?

And in what kind of Democracy does the lead vote getter in an election get 5 million more votes than his opponent and yet everyone is walking around for days trying to come to a consensus as to who won the vote?

Since the year 2000 in the United States of America, this has happened twice in 5 presidential elections and now in 2020, 70 or so million people would like to see it happen again to make it 3 times out of 6!

“Gee, who has the most votes after 150 million citizens cast their ballots?”

” Why it’s Mr. Democrat that’s who by a margin of over 5 million!”

” Well, at least he has a 50% chance of winning!”

In fact 5 presidents in the history of the United States’ presidency did not win the popular vote. That’s 11%! Not bad if you don’t receive the most votes in any election you always lose… But in a presidential election…You still have an 11% chance of winning?

And now many folks (Republicans) want it to be 6 out of 46 or 13% of US Presidents winning the White House while losing the people! Who thought of this crazy idea anyway? Our Founding Fathers, that’s who! Supposedly the smartest, most revered men on the Earth at that time…and possibly the most overrated?

And so now we have a president who, when he won with 306 electoral votes in 2016 but lost the popular vote by 3.5 million votes, said that it was a landslide victory and a mandate from the people! And that he lost the popular vote because millions of illegal votes had been cast against him.

Then after presiding over the country for 4 years, while making us great again…he once again loses the popular vote, but this time by over 5 and a half million votes!… and he loses the Electoral College by 306 electoral votes to 232 and yet… he announces that the election is too close to call! and was probably rigged! (again) and that millions more people voted illegally (and all against him) than in 2016!

Some job he did, huh? It was “American Carnage!” at his 2016 inaugural and this time, 4 years later, he’s crying: “America 2020! Now with MORE Carnage!” And he is refusing to concede his defeat and accept the new President-Elect and he is refusing to aid in the transition of presidential power and carry out the people’s will.

So now! Oh Great Founding Fathers! What do we do with a petulant and childish President who refuses to abide by the Constitution of the United States of America but yet is still supported in his refusal by 1(only) of the (only) 2 political parties that you saw fit to create?

Oh right…now we go to The Electoral College…of course! Where state electors, chosen by their own state legislators, go to cast the electoral votes that we citizens have instructed them to do with our popular votes, that we cast in each state…in the first place!

Another election? Because one is just never good enough?

Good grief! What could possibly go wrong there?!

Illegal voting?

They say it can’t be done!

Stay tuned! It all happens Monday! (after the second Wednesday in December of presidential election years) When else?…

So save that date: December 14th, 2021… Only in the USA!

Breaking News from the White House Press Secretary…(republicans, you will not want to miss this!)

10 Nov

The White House press secretary has just announced that in 2016 President Trump had the largest, greatest and most attended inauguration in the history of the United States!

Trump Inauguration: Crowd Smaller Than Obama's | Time

(Note: images may appear doctored depending on your point of view and/or mental health)

And in News from the Justice Department: The Attorney General of the Unites States has announced that U.S. prosecutors may begin looking for the strawberries!

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Meanwhile: The President-Elect, Joseph Biden, is not receiving his daily intelligence briefings as per U.S. law, and national security officials are being fired and/or resigning from office.

The CDC says that Democracy may have contracted a terminal illness but their findings as of yet remain unclear…

Stay tuned for more breaking news!

Why Is Voting So Hard To Do in America?

4 Nov

And during this year’s election with the coronavirus and the partisan politics it seems even harder…even though they have supposedly made it easier with early balloting and mail-in voting.

However, It always amazes me that whenever I walk into a polling station it feels like I’m time traveling back into the 1970s when I was first able to cast a ballot in an election. When it comes to voting in the United States, it seems to me as though nothing has changed in the last 40 years…not even the machines…or the tables or chairs or buildings or the people inside. They too all seem to be about 40 years older than they were when I first encountered them back in the day…another reason why mail in voting is a good idea, not just to keep the voters safe but our aged poll workers too!

What gives? How come everything else in the world has become modernized and electrified and computerized to the point where it can be accessed with a hand held device and the point of a finger tip, but not voting. And now in certain states they are making it even harder for people to get to the polling stations and vote in person, requiring them to wait on longer lines and making it more difficult for people to prove who they are…in person!

And all the while still asking us to push a button on an old machine, or punch a card, or mark a paper ballot and drop it in a box…and all because there supposedly just isn’t any other safe way to do it… for after all what could be a safer and more accurate way to count votes in an election than by having people count paper ballots by hand or reading numbers from machines and then adding them up together and then handing them over to other people who continue to do the same. Did you ever play telephone? It seems to me that that is how archaic our voting system is.

And why is everyone who works in the polling stations old…and getting older? (At least where I vote) Where are all of the young voters and volunteers? And why is the largest voting block in America the non-voter? It seems as though everyone is being turned off by America’s “Can’t Do” voting policies.

We can’t get to the polls. We can’t keep them open. We can’t count the votes quickly. We can’t keep the voting machines secure. We can’t rely on the Post Office. We can’t secure the ballots. We can’t trust the states to make accurate counts. We can’t keep the dead from voting. We can’t keep the ballots from bursting into flames in a ditch down by the river???

What can we do? Are we living in the 21st century or am I just dreaming? Is this the age of the iPad and smart phone and Ebay and Etrade and E banking and computerized, drone warfare? Or isn’t it?

Can we at least start to modernize our voting system in what most Americans seem to agree is the greatest democracy in the free world (I’m always saying this…is it really true?) so that each and every one of our citizens, of voting age, can vote in a timely, safe, quick and easy manner? I know it can be done because it is the 21st century and voting should be convenient, computerized, simple and secure…just like on-line shopping for crying out loud.

If our economy worked this slowly and tried to prevent 1/3 of all shoppers from getting out to the stores and buying stuff, we’d be a third world country!

Did you know that there are 118 electoral democracies in the world and all but 11 of them guarantee their citizens the “right to vote” as part of their nation’s constitution?

And Amazingly enough, The United States, is one of those 11 democracies that does not guarantee its citizens the right to vote within its own constitution. When the country was founded, the U.S. Constitution did not define who could vote and ironically the United States, while always helping and encouraging new democracies to include the guaranteed right to vote for all citizens in their constitutions, has never adopted an amendment that afforded such a right to its own.

In 2005 the United States helped Iraq to write its new constitution which included the declaration that Iraqi citizens, both men and women, would have the right to vote. And now in Afghanistan thanks to the U.S. all citizens are also guaranteed the right to elect and be elected. When the U.S. army occupied Japan after World War II we helped them to write a constitution guaranteeing “Universal adult suffrage” and in Germany after that same war the new German constitution was written to include the phrase, “Any person who has attained the age of 18 shall be entitled to vote.”

Yet here in the United States Over 30 states recently passed new and more prohibitive voter ID laws in efforts to supposedly thwart voter ID fraud when there have only been 31 recorded incidents of identity impersonation since 2000… out of over 1 billion votes cast!

So what’s the deal? Why are so many political forces trying to scare, deceive and suppress the American electorate? And now those political forces even include our President. Why doesn’t the United States pass a constitutional amendment simply and explicitly guaranteeing all of its citizens the right to vote? Was this a right that our forefathers overlooked or was there method in their mistake by accidentally on purpose creating an escape clause that might come in handy someday when say a Congressman’s approval rate was at 9 percent while at the same time their reelection rate was over 90 percent?

How are those statistics in any way shape or form indicative of a democratic and representative form of government for the “Greatest democracy the world has ever seen”?

Anyone?

GRACEFIFTEENTEN

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