How Did We Get Trump?

I see lots of speculation about why the Democrats lost this election and most of them miss the mark. To begin with, you hear the GOP saying they have a mandate since the Democrats lost all three branches of government. This is hogwash. The election was very close with the Democrats winning the majority of votes. This is by no means a mandate to trample America’s principles.

But, on to the question of how this happened. Looking at both parties, there was a groundswell of establishment opposition. That is obvious with the fact that a Socialist Democrat like Bernie (an obvious outsider) could get so close to winning the Democratic primary and Trump (also an obvious outsider) actually took the GOP primary.

So with the anti-establishment feeling running so deep, Hillary started running on more Progressive issues and backed away from the positions of the establishment, such as free trade and further cuts to the social safety net. She was even talking about increasing the minimum wage and Social Security, both of which have taken a big hit from GOP cuts and neglect.

But what happened? Why did she quit with the Progressive issues? Why did she start talking like another beltway insider at the end of the campaign?

Well, part of the problem is she was put on the defensive with the FBI election rigging (yes, someone should go to jail for that) and didn’t say anymore about the establishment. She started attacking Trumps character (which is easy to do) and quit actually sounding like an outsider.

This really give only one reason for the results, America voted for an outsider. The Democratic party better wake up to that or they’ll be out in the cold for many elections to come.

Voting for Authoritarian Politicians

As it often happens, voters are given a choice between an authoritarian leader or a non-authoritarian representative. This difference is fundamental to the very fabric of America’s principles.

The US constitution doesn’t say we should elect leaders. That seems like a pretty shocking revelation to many people.  But, this country was not founded on authoritarianism, but on rebellion against such authoritarians.  The very nature of the US is to question and restrain authority.

When it comes time to vote, keep that in mind. If you want to change America’s core to be followers of strong leaders, then vote for the authoritarian, but know what you’re doing when you do so.

On the other hand, if you are interested in keeping America free from the tyranny of the oppressive authoritarian leaders,  vote accordingly.

Whichever way you vote, be sure you know the consequences of your actions. We were not founded on following strong leaders, but rather overthrowing them.

Breaking News – Billionaires Caught Corrupting Nevada Election

A   billionaire, Koch brothers funded, front group was caught flooding millions of dollars into Nevada elections to circumvent the will of the people.  With the Senate seat up for grabs, the billionaires are busy trying to influence Nevada elections.

Their thinking seems to be along the lines of, “the stupid hicks of Nevada will vote for whoever they see on the TV the most.” Obviously they underestimate the Nevada voters.

This isn’t a choice between Republican or Democrat, but between electing a senator who represent the people or one who only represents the billionaires.

Let’s make sure they get the message.  We wont elect a billionaire stooge like Joe Heck. What the Heck do they think we are.

Vote the billionaires out of our government.  Anyone but Heck.

THE HECK WITH HECK.

Galaxy Theaters and Reefer Madness

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I went to a movie at the Galaxy Theaters the other day and was infuriated by the larger than life ad spewing lies about legalized cannabis.  The ad smacked of the same lies we were told back in the reefer madness era. Lies about one thing after another.

Many of us can see the lies as the propaganda they are but there are many people out there who will actually believe these ads. And the sad part is that these same fools (being made fools by the ads they watch) go out there and vote based on those lies.

Shame on you Galaxy Theaters for allowing these blatant lies on your screen.  If you’re going to allow these obviously lies on your screen, you should at least preface them with a disclaimer to the effect that “the following propaganda ad may contain lies, deception, and falsehoods, so be sure to verify what you see on these ads before believing in them.”

Anything less than that, and you are responsible for people being made fools of all for your profit. Have some morals. It’s not just about profit. There is a responsibility you carry that you don’t deceive or otherwise harm your customers.

Here are some facts to clear up the lies:

  • Legal cannabis does not look like the Hershey’s candy you see in a grocery store. You don’t accidentally pick up the wrong kind of candy. I know, it sounds stupid, but that’s exactly what the ad infers and some people believe it.
  • Way more than one in six people viewing the ad will be made fools by the lies. However, exactly zero kids in six will get addicted to cannabis.

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Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

OMG, the sky is falling. Did you hear that Clinton’s being investigated for something? For the past 20 years, Hillary has always been investigated for one thing after another.

What most people don’t realize is that she has been found innocent of all of them. Did you get that? She is innocent of ALL OF THEM!

The Republican party has been accusing her of one manufactured scandal after another. Here is a short list of just the most notable. Ever heard fo the email scandal? How about Benghazi? How about Travelgate? How about Whitwater? What about the IRS scandal? How about filegate?

So if she’s been accused of so many things and never found guilty, why do people still believe the liars who are manufacturing the scandals? In other words, only a mentally handicapped person would continue to believe someone who repeatedly lied to them.

However, the Republican voter is that handicapped person. They will continue to believe the lies and the manufactured scandals and will refuse to believe it when she is found innocent. They will swallow up one lie after another without end. Why?

Are they mentally handicapped?

Maybe Fox and the other GOP propaganda outlets are actually making their viewers and listeners mentally handicapped. Maybe it’s working.

Just the fact that they don’t find a more reliable source indicates a serious sickness.

And all this gets back to what we can do about it. There is only one thing. We need to get EVERYONE out to vote. No more accepting the excuse that, oh, it’s so hard, or there’s no difference between the parties, or any of the other feeble excuses. Get everyone you know registered and out to vote. Only then can we wake up the Republican cult members.

Debbie Wasserman Shultz to Resign DNC Post

So after circumventing democracy and tipping the scales in Hillary’s favor, Debbie Wasserman Shultz decides to step down. Say what? You’ve done your damage and now you can just quietly slip away?

Oh, I hope not. She should be run out of DC on a rail. She needs to get the Hell out of politics. Because of her, we are now stuck with a candidate that, according to Michael Moore, can’t even beat Donald the Dump Trump. Bernie would have won the race hands down, but thanks to Debbie, we’re looking at the possibility of a serious disaster in the presidency, a disaster that this country might not be able to recover from.

If we hope to stop the train wreck of Trump it will require a whole not more of us getting out there and getting registered and voting. If we don’t, then we’ll get exactly what we deserve for our laziness and it is frightening.

 

Cannabis Candies Available to Children

I read the article today about how the candy form of THC is getting in the hands of children.  Do you realize what this means?

Nothing!

Absolutely nothing! Pot has been around for more than a year or two and it has always been something that kids might get their hands on.  Users of drugs sometimes accidentally leave their vices unguarded. The same is true for something far worse, alcohol and even worse than that, cigarettes. So why tell us about this now?

Here’s why it’s an issue today. There is a multi-million dollar propaganda campaign trying to kill legal cannabis.  They can’t beat it with the facts or with the truth so they have to bring up silly stories and try to scare everyone.

I read another article about how THC was found in the water supply in a Colorado town. Of course, it wasn’t enough to have any effect on anyone, but it was enough to scare the people. “Oh, my GOD! We’re all going to become REEFER MADNESS!”

The sad part is that this propaganda will actually work on some weak minded people and those people might vote. The only thing we can do about that is to make sure everyone who isn’t weak minded gets out there and votes, too.

Are We Getting Fed Up Yet?

What’s with all the senseless killings in our news? Is this how we will define our lives and how our children and grandchildren remember us?

Cops kill unarmed civilians, especially people of color. Grand juries find the cops not guilty.

The backlash against the cops is getting out of hand, but are we surprised, are we listening, yet?

What’s the thought process, today? “There’ll be more civilian killings until morale improves!”

Cops who kill civilians need to be tried in a court system that is separate from the system used to try civilians. There’s no way a court designed to believe the cop’s testimony above all else can possibly fairly try a cop, or a civilian for that matter. No wonder they’re usually acquitted for the murders they do.

Killing cops in retribution isn’t the answer but it’s obviously the symptom of a judicial system that is ceasing to function.

Fix the system now. Convict the killing cops and the problem will go away. Continue to neglect the problem like we’re doing now, and it will get worse, much worse.

Orlando Murders Demonstrates Our Media’s Continuing Failure

Most news outlets are calling the Orlando murders “Mass Shooting” and some even admit that it’s terrorism.  Unfortunately,  everyone seems to be afraid to call it whatit really is – religious extremism.  This is the same kind of extremism we witness regularly by our religious right murdering doctors and clinic employees and patients.

You see the media being so very careful to state ISIS when referring to radical extremism, so careful not to offend the American terrorists.

Just like other mental problems,  America can only begin to recover from our extremism when we are willing to admit that we have a problem with our own conservative extremism, religious and political.

The media is the only mechanism we have for facing the facts but we can’t when they hide the facts from us.

America needs an overhaul of our failed media.

What’s Next, Hillary Clinton?

The big mistake the Democratic politicians have been making for the past 30 years, the big reason Democrats are sick of voting for them, is that they campaign to the base (the Progressives) in the primary election and then move to the center to try to get the moderate voters in the general election.

How has this worked for the Democrats? I’ll tell you how. It’s pissing off the Democratic voters enough that they are leaving. Why is the Democratic part so ignorant that they can’t see this?

So, now Hillary says she has the primary election all wrapped up and she and Obama are saying it’s time for the rest of the party to come over to her side.

Here’s what I say about that. Bullshit! Those who aren’t voting for Hillary think she’s just another Republican. As she moves more to the right to foolishly try to catch the moderate voters, she will be further abandoning the real Democrats on the left.

Why should any of us come to the Republican side and vote for Hillary while she moves further and further into Republican territory?

We won’t! If Hillary wants the Democratic voters to vote for her, and not just the moderates, then she will have to move further into the Democratic camp, not further into the Republican camp.

Why is there even the slightest chance that a Republican idiot like Trump could get elected president? Because the Democrats are sick of their party moving further and further into the conservative crazy train. We are sick of voting for Republican lite politicians. We’re sick of voting for someone who says one thing in the primary and then moves into the enemy camp for the general election.

Hey, Hillary, if you don’t want your base, the Sanders supporters to stay home on election day, give us a Democrat to vote for, not just another Republican.

One Quarter of All Pregnancies End in Abortion

hangerThis is an interesting article in the BBC stating that estimates suggest 25% of all pregnancies end in abortion, worldwide.

One of the most important issues is that abortions are going down in developed countries but going up in under developed countries. Countries where women have access to birth control show a lower abortion rate.

What does that mean for America? If the Republicans get their way, birth control will continue to be difficult or impossible for some women to obtain. Add to that, the Republicans are pushing for abstinence-only education, making it even more likely that there will be unwanted pregnancies.

If you’re against abortion, you need to get the Republicans out of power in the USA.

It’s really that simple.

Trump – Not Owned By the Billionaires

If you’re one of the Trump supporters who felt Trump was safe from the influence of the 1% because he is rich enough ro fund his own campaign, think again. Trump is now soliciting campaign donations from billionaires to help fund his campaign.

Don’t you feel foolish for believing his lies? Don’t you wonder about what else he has lied about?

You didn’t really believe him anyway did you?

US Gun Ownership Explodes – What’s the Effect

Gun ownership in the US has exploded and along with it the number of gun deaths has gone up as well, just as one would expect.  It is quite concerning that many of those gun owners have the mental capacity of a squirrel or NRA member, believing that “more guns” is the solution.

This means that many of those mentally challenged gun toting people are out there with their weapons loaded driving their cars and sharing our public spaces, shooting up our schools and theaters.

This has got to stop. The US has got to take a stand against this stupidity and the needless deaths.

Now, dont jump to conclusions,  I’m a strong advocate for the right to own guns, within reason. I even enjoy target practice,  myself.

It’s sad that I see these squirrels on the social media sites spewing their NRA talking points but never sticking around long enough to defend their mistaken positions or risk actually finding out theyre on the wrong side of history.

Why do we continue to sacrifice our safety and the safety of our children so those iimbeciles can make up for their insecurities at our expense?

It’s time we regulated firearms like the constitution says.

 

Greenland Spring Thaw Comes Early

This is by far the earliest Greenland has seen their spring thaw. It is more than a half month earlier than anytime in the past.

This is just another proof of global warming.

Global warming will be devastating to the world’s economies whereas moving off fossil fuels today would actually stimulate economies.

When do we Just Say No to fossil fuels?

We Are Now In the Sixth Great Extinction

According to numerous university research studies, the earth is now in the 6th great extinction.

Why should you care?

According to their findings, humans will be one of the earliest species to vanish.

Every time we hear someone denying global warming, we need to humiliate them so their stupidity doesn’t infect other people. We have to fix this train wreck and we have to start serious changes immediately.

Go and read this BBC article. Then, get active.

 

Stop the TPP

The Free Trade trade agreements, like the pending TPP agreement destroy America’s sovereignty. Take this case for example.

Want to know what maggot infested third world country your meat is coming from? Forget it. Foreign companies can sue the US for our laws that protect the American consumer.

The TPP will only make this worse. We need to roll back all these foolish trade agreements and go back to protecting our consumers, our industries, and our economy.

A Political Revolution

Bernie Sanders has tossed his hat in the ring for US president. As some have already explained, this is good for America.

The main stream media (owned by billionaires and run by millionaires) does everything in their power to prevent senator Sanders’ voice from getting heard. The reason is that his voice frightens them to death.

They are afraid that if America hears what Bernie Sanders has to say, people will wake up to the failure of the media. America will wake up to the fact that our news is so corrupted by money that the real issues are no longer reported. Look at the news coverage on Baltimore, for example.  Non of the major news outlets explain what is causing the unrest in middle America.

Bernie Sanders, today, asked that the media clean up their act and not treat the election as a horse race or an opportunity to play politics, but rather to talk about the issues that the candidates present. Do you know what the media did with this challenge?

You guessed it, they flat out ignored him. “Bernie who?”

Don’t discount this man as a viable candidate. He already has the same approval rating that Obama did at this point in his election.

Look at what Bernie Sander has to say and look at how he has voted and you will find that he represents the interests and wishes of the vast majority of Americans.

What things really matter most to you? Here are things almost all of America agrees with Bernie Sanders on:

  • No more lousy free trade agreements
  • Bring our jobs home
  • Improve the pay of the poor and middle class
  • Save the environment
  • Get our billionaires under control
  • Get our billionaires out of our government

Go see what Sanders has to offer. Don’t wait for the media to tell you because it’s in their best interest to ignore anyone who wishes to reduce the strangle hold the wealthy have on our country.

Go to BernieSanders.com and sign up. Go to SandersSenate.gov to see how he has voted.

I’m not endorsing Bernie Sanders as a candidate, at least not yet, I’m just trying to get the word out that the corrupt media is trying to hide.

Why it’s good to have Bernie Sanders Run

Bernie Sanders says he’ll announce his bid for president by the end of April. This is a good thing, and I’ll tell you why.

If no one opposes Hillary, then she will only have to appeal to the moderate or undecided voter. This is exactly the foolishness she will pursue in this case.

The Democratic party is under the delusion that they would win if they could just move far enough to the middle to attract the moderates.

Foolishness!

The reason the Democrats aren’t winning is because they’ve ceased to be Democrats and are now more conservative than the most rabid Republican of just a generation ago.

If Bernie Sanders runs, Hillary will have to compete for the base of the Democratic party which means she’ll campaign more to the left, more to the principles of the party. This will also open up the arena for more discussion of Democratic principles rather than just moderate issues.

Who knows? Maybe Bernie might even win. Anything to the left of the rabid Republicans is good for America. Let’s talk about and vote on real American issues, like increasing Social Security benefits, getting money out of politics, making college affordable, health care for all, you know, all the things the Democrats and all of America want.

Without Bernie, Hillary will be talking about only cutting Social Security a little, making college affordable for one or two maybe in a decade or two, about how we’ll only reduce health care coverage by a little.

Run, Bernie, Run. He has my vote!

Defending the #47Traitors

It is truly shocking to see the Republicans frantically supporting and defending their traitors. Why can’t they just admit that the party is infected and they made a mistake voting for people who openly try to undermine America and our president?

Many Republican voters that I talk with agree that the #47Traitors have gone far beyond acceptable behavior, though they don’t feel it’s right to convict and punish them for their treason or “bad behavior” as some call it.

Still, there are a large number of Republicans out there defending their party no matter how destructive and poisonous to democracy it has become. This unwillingness to recognize the faults of your own traitors makes it plain as day that you are living in a cult. You are past the point of being able to objectively look at your gods.

I, personally, believe that America, all of America needs to quit with the tolerance to destructive behavior by the political parties and more than anything, destructive behavior by the uber wealthy who pull the puppet strings of the parties.

Try the #47Traitors and punish them by removing them from our body politics if found guilty.

And, lastly, even if found not guilty of treason on legal bounds, they have morally committed treason against America and need to be spurned for their crimes.

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