Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Upset accomplished :) (#3239)

     Well well well, a night to remember. the democrat, Doug Jones, has proven to be a formidable candidate and has won by over 20,000 votes in the previously deep red republican state of Alabama. In his acceptance speech he talked about Dr. King and his enlightened use of the phrase, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice", as a rallying cry for the future of not only Alabama but for America on whole as well. Senator elect Jones said that Alabama has come upon many crossroads and has unfortunately chosen the wrong path but not this time. On this and on many other statements and issues I am in full agreement with the improbable senator elect.
     What a wonderful evening last night was in watching the returns come in in real time and seeing the early lead of the republican candidate slowly dwindle down toward the end of the vote count until at the very end Doug Jones surged ahead to a fairly comfortable margin. The republican as of yet has not conceded but the inevitability of the large gap in votes between the two should make his resignation speech come sooner than later. But like his character and behavior in the past this republican candidate cannot seem to do the right thing when the right thing needs doing. However he exits this election though he will not be the victor, that belongs to the vote winner Doug Jones.
     Going forward now we have one less senator in the majority for the republican party and their lead in the senate is now down to 51-49, as soon as Doug Jones is sworn in. However that will probably not be until after the senate takes up voting on the horrendous tax bill. Regardless though, republicans will also find that passing that tax bill by the end of this month will be more than they can accomplish even with their current 52 votes in the senate. As last night should have been clear to them but we know it wasn't is that the American electorate is not on their side and the further they push to go against the will of the people the further they will find themselves being unceremoniously dumped into the trash bin of history. If you don't believe me just ask Roy Moore.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Upset in the making? (#3238)

     That we even have to call this a possible upset is mind boggling. Based upon the fact that the republican party is running an multi accused pedophile and US Constitution destroyer it seems ludicrous that this republican is still the favorite. It says more about Alabama, its politics and it's citizens being closed off to moral and enlightened thinking than it does about the good man running as a distinguished democrat who fought against the workings of the KKK in the judicial system. Be that as it may however, the idea that this deep red state would elect a democrat over a republican given the current voting traditions there it is encouraging that Alabama and its voters may well give the majority of their votes to the democrat. How those votes are tabulated is now in question given the late night decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to stop recording paperless ballots for double checking results.
     Yet despite that little twist the voters of Alabama may be ready to shirk the republican party for having gone too far in nominating a candidate so full of the bad behavior and democracy destroying thinking. A win here for democrats would be monumental. However even if the democrats and Doug Jones loses it is still a victory of sorts in a couple of ways. First it will be a close race and that in itself is a victory given the large margins attained by previous republican candidates. Secondly though is the appearance of the republican in the senate if he wins. Given that and the anti-republican sentiment now it would further strengthen the case for a democratic wave in the 2018 elections. Most every democrat would be campaigning against the republican perverted party and their proof of the perversion would be the new republican senator from Alabama.
     So either way it is going to be a good night for democrats. I would prefer that the democrat come out with the win and keep our senate from being further polluted by the republican party and as well take a seat that republicans desperately need to keep. But if not the election in 2018 may well be one of the most lopsided democratic victories in recorded history. The republican party has done this to themselves by standing with the dirtiest of politics while advancing legislation that hurts the most people. If republicans feel that kowtowing to the wealthy is their only goal they will soon find out what we all know, the wealthy will survive with or without them but the republican majorities will not when the voting time comes around in November 2018.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Alabama's candidate who wants to abolish citizen's rights within our constitution (#3237)

     The republican candidate in Alabama for that open senate seat is a many times accused pedophile, that much when there are that many who accuse the man of indecency and unlawful behavior toward our children should be enough to disqualify him from the get go. But no, republicans are so hell bent on keeping their senate seat republican that they are willing to sweep his many lascivious acts under the rug and vote for him. Despite that shameful and despicable behavior there is another reason not to vote for the child molestor, republican Roy Moore's stance on our national constitution. He has said in the not so distant past, 2011, that if we Americans would do away with all the constitutional amendments after the first ten we would have fewer problems,
     Generally speaking many of the rights that we take as absolute would be eliminated. So no 13th Amendment where the slavery was abolished. No 14th Amendment where birthright in America guarantees citizenship. No 15th Amendment that guarantees that race cannot be a factor in determining the right to vote. No 17th Amendment that gives us the citizenry the right to vote for our senators. No 19th Amendment that gives women the right to vote. No 22nd Amendment whereas the president may not be elected to more than 2 terms. No 24th Amendment where poll taxes were declared illegal. No 25th Amendment where presidential succession is formatted in case of death or severe disablement. No 26th Amendment where 18 year olds were given the right to vote. These are some of the highlights of what the republican candidate for senate tomorrow in Alabama would destroy.
     So not only is the man a morally bankrupt despicable human being causing irreparable harm to many young teenage girls but his outlook on our democracy is one that is akin to stealing the rights and freedoms of our nation and asking us to allow him to do so. How badly does the republican party want to keep a republican in that senate seat when the candidate who wants it is the most vile of persons and is willing to destroy democracy that actually allows us to vote for him? It isn't incredulous for the rest of us to ask what the hell are you doing Alabama republicans when what you are doing is supporting a lecherous man who hates democracy? Well what are you doing Alabama republicans?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The republican party must pay for it's reckless attitude toward humanity, animals and our planet (#3236)

     I don't know how to say this but I will try because it must be said. Somehow either through direct or indirect means the republican party must pay for their agenda of killing us and destroying our planet. Whether through the short term or a longer term the debt must come due. I am not one to sit idly by and watch these nefarious souls work their harm without an inversely proportional response. The republican party must learn that cause and effect are directly linked to thought and action. There will be no dispensation for those who think they are above and beyond the law. There is always a way in an imperfect world for justice to be served. No amount of planning can keep the wolves from the door when the wolves have been abused.
     I know this principle well since I have been it's victim at times in my growing years. I learned that the cost of my thinking and acting had a price and that price was paid. So I learned that no amount of subterfuge or hidden actions were immune. I became a better man because I understood the logic of karma and also of a conscience that is within the boundary of normalcy. Only psychopaths and sociopaths are devoid of a conscience so they have to learn a much harder lesson. Which dovetails with who makes up a lot of the republican party. People who have no regard for others unless they can be used as a resource or a fool. Ignorance to complex thinking is another characteristic of the republican voter and follower. But there is no defense to being ignorant since it is a choice and we all are responsible for our choices.
     So somewhere today or tomorrow a reckoning will be coming to those who push the republican agenda of harm and destruction. Those who enable those who push to harm and destroy will also be included in the reckoning as it is a choice as well. No excuse that was from choice will be acceptable to avoid the coming punitive cost. We human travelers are not without the means to think, plan, and execute justice when it is sorely deserved and despite the perception that we liberal progressives are weak and fearful I have another concept to swap out with that perception. We are vengeful as well as filled with an anger that must find its fulfillment. That fulfillment is a determination to crush the ideas that spawn from the greedy and selfish republican party into the dustbin of history with no remorse or regret.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Alabama is already a moral victory for democrats (#3235)

     I say this without even mentioning that the democrat, Doug Jones, could win this senate seat. But if Jones doesn't win, look at the vote and the turnout. Traditionally this election should have gone to the republican by a vast majority of the votes. Something of at least a 25 to 30 percentage point margin. But no, it is tight with the democrat with a real shot at actually winning. That right there is the moral victory. The coming elections in the near future are going to be a referendum on the trump administration and the republican majority congress and if this senate seat election in Alabama is any indicator then the democrats will do well going forward.
     Our nation has had enough time to see now the trump and republican agenda so there is no doubt as to their intent. If this election in Alabama had been in a purple state we would be talking about a thumping of the republican candidate. Yet even in Alabama we can see the shades of blue and purple coming out. It is because the trump/republican agenda and candidate are not up to the standards of moral decency nor democracy's values. The republicans may well win and hold onto this senate seat but by no stretch of anyone's reasoned imagination can this be considered a republican affirmation. If not for the stubborn and bull headed conservative voters in Alabama, the argument and debate about who is best served to meet the needs of Alabamians would have been won handily by the democrat candidate, Doug Jones.
     Hell, the republican lecher wouldn't even debate Jones. How fearful the republican party must be of the thinking voter for the republican to not even condescend to mingle with the intelligence of Alabama and the whole of America. The republican spews his vitriol at other Americans and pays homage to the Russian leader. Yet his base in Alabama is nearly ready to coronate him with the prestige of being a despised leader in the US Senate. But the voting time is still not yet so the case against the republican can continue to be made while the case for the democrat Jones can still be shouted out to all who would listen. Moral victories aside, I am greedy when it comes to electing democrats who are liberal and progressively oriented. And as a new beginning I would like to see enough of Alabama democrats, Independents and moderate republicans come together and give us something greater than a moral victory, we want a stinging rebuke of the trumps and the republican lackeys that support him.

Friday, December 8, 2017

The weekend before the storm! (#3234)

     Suffice it to say, this weekend is the last one we have before we find out if the alleged pedophile in Alabama is elected to our United States Senate. Yes, the question remains as his polling numbers try to suggest that he may well be. I see this as a moment in time where the right and good of our nation will overcome the ignorance and bias of party politics. It is my hope that the better man will be elected to serve us both in the state of Alabama and the United States on whole regardless of party. That the better man is a democrat who wants to improve the lives of Alabamians is something else that must be factored in as well. The republican has no such agenda and in fact is willing to deny rights to Alabamians as well as to the rest of the United States through his votes in the senate if he is elected.
     It would seem rational and logical for the democrat to win this election just based upon the policies and agendas for leading yet we don't have that clear cut paradigm at play here in a deep red state that has for decades followed the republican mantra without much question. But a convergence of realities have struck home with the electorate on the idealism that was supposed to be a republican staple based upon their previously held rhetoric. The family values identity cannot now be attached to the republican party any longer given the nature of their current candidate and his appetite for lechery. As well as his addiction for young girls is the fact of his social program ending philosophy. How can republicans say they are for the working middle poor class when all their policies are aimed at destroying programs enacted to help the working middle poor class?
     So this weekend is the final one before next Tuesday when the test of ages for Alabamians comes to fore. Will they say enough with the entitlement of advantage and privilege the republicans demand for themselves and the abhorrent behaviour they are willing to accept or will Alabamians do as they have done since the before my time and just accept their destiny as tied to whatever republicans say. I find it hard to think that a morally attuned and educated electorate in Alabama would allow itself to be forced to accept the dregs of what is antithetical to their religious and enlightened upbringing and vote for a man who has no interest in them beyond their vote. This calm weekend before that judgement on Tuesday is a good time to reflect Alabama on just what your and our future holds.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Like with sports, it takes a team to accomplish great things (#3233)

     What the crowd who think they did it all and pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps fail to acknowledge is that everyone in our lives has helped get us to where we wanted to be. We didn't do it alone like the republican party likes to propagandize. What sports has shown us numerous times over and over is that the sum is greater than the parts. I watched a basketball game last night where the opposing team was heavily favored with many all star players going against a team without much accolade as to their individual abilities. Yet the team with the all stars was beaten fairly easily by the team of players who were arguably of lesser individual talent. The reason being is that the team that won had a cohesiveness to them that played as a team instead of individuals.
     My point is that by ourselves, from the day we are born until the day we die, we are part of something greater than ourselves. Now many teams of lesser talent that play teams of greater talent eventually do lose the game? Most all based upon statistics. That is mainly because the team with lesser talent couldn't find it within themselves to play as one unit instead of separate parts. This is life as I know it. When I was in school at the 8th grade level I was taking a pre algebra course. I couldn't wrap my head around how to find the solution for the closest values for x and y. Yet a friend of mine in the same class spent 5 minutes with me on it and as if a cloud had moved on and the sunshine burst through, I got it. I was barely getting a C in the class and after that 5 minutes with my friend I ended up getting straight A's for the year in that class.
     Which goes to show that I wasn't the brainiac I wanted to be without the help of someone who cared enough to explain to me in a very simple fashion I could relate toward. Now I will say that I have ambition and a will to perform and accomplish but without all the other helping hands along the way I would have gotten very little of what I have now both in material and understanding. I say this because this is why we need our society to work together for each other so that we can fill in the holes we all have in our lives as best we can. We humans are amazing but we are also vulnerable so together we can share our strengths while also girding up our weaknesses. We democrats want a society that works together for all of us with equality and fairness so why would you support those who don't. Let's win together or most likely we will lose separately!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Revolt if Mueller is fired! (#3232)

     I cannot say this in strong enough terms. If trump fires Mueller we all must take to the streets and force trump out! I don't care if we have to sacrifice our work and pleasure to make our point but we must not let trump steal our democracy and avoid the criminal acts he has committed. There is only one way we are going to get at the truth of things and that is with the Mueller investigation. We cannot count on the republicans who have the majorities in the House and Senate to do the right thing and hold trump accountable. The republican party has already shown that they would rather elect a pedophile to high office instead of having moral convictions. They will not impeach trump as long as he continues to support their agenda of destroying the middle class.
     We each must look inside ourselves and determine just how much our democracy is worth to us. If it is just trivial to you then do as you will. But I warn you that democracy is much better than an authoritarian regime like what will happen if trump is able to fire Mueller without a backlash from we the electorate. If you do hold democracy dear then you have no other choice but to join the rest of us in the streets demanding that trump be removed from office. If we allow trump to fire the man who is investigating him for malfeasance of the highest order then we are allowing trump to dictate the terms of who gets justice and who doesn't. Much like dictating things is the provenance of dictators.
     Many of us have taken democracy for granted and even now while it is under attack it is hard for our minds to wrap around the idea that American citizens would be out to destroy our national sacred trust. Yet we had better wrap our minds around it because it is happening right now! So the sooner we all get on the same page and protect that which we need to have equality and fairness in our society the better chance we will actually be able to save it. Time is running short on trump now so him firing Mueller is a very real possibility. If he does we need to be prepared to go to all lengths to stop trump from securing a power base within our government and making it into the form he desires with his little demented demigod mind. That trump must be made to face the consequences of his crimes is crucial and allowing him to thwart those consequences is what he will get if he fires Mueller and we do nothing about it!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The republican party made us poor and now they want to do away with us (#3231)

     Keeping wages low and destroying unions are just two examples of how republicans like to keep us the American working class poor. If republicans were able they would strip our nation of minimum wage laws in the guise of the free market altar they so brazenly misinterpret. It is one thing to give the owners of production all the benefits but it is quite another to deny those same rights to the workers who actually do the producing. The free market also benefits the workers equally when not being denied by the rapacious republican party. Without the backing of government nor unions that right to bargain in fair negotiations has been destroyed to favor the owners of production. Not so much a free market principle here when measured as equal and just.
     By keeping us poor the republican party has assured itself that the wealthy will get wealthier while the poor get poorer. However, the other side of the coin is that if we the majority are poor; who will buy the commerce that the wealthy are trying to sell? Will their products be as alluring to the other nations of the world? Another pitfall is that while we still have the right to vote, at least for now most of us do, will we realize that voting for republicans is not a good long term strategy for our own benefit? Will the social issues that republicans have successfully divided us with remain our first priority when deciding to vote of will our wallets and purses finally rise to the top of our priority list? It is evident that a chaotic period is surrounding us and how we come out of it will determine the success or failure of the republicans strategy to keep us poor.
     Not only does the republican party want to keep us poor they want to limit government as how it can help us through our poverty. The republican party does not see government as one to help it's citizens unless those citizens are rich. The wealthy get all the subsidies and benefits while the poor get nothing. That is the republican agenda and it is playing out right before our eyes so no amount of denying it will work even in the era of the "fake news" propaganda being deployed by republicans. With the republican success of destroying the middle class well under way it is only a short time now before the vast majority of we American citizens will become the poor and our poverty will destroy the futures of our children much like the republican party has planned.

Monday, December 4, 2017

America is on life support and republicans are pulling the plug! (#3230)

     The republican agenda to end government care for the vast majority of Americans who are victims of unfettered capitalism is a death knell to us. Somehow republicans have put into their heads the illusion that everyone has an equal shot at being successful when in reality very few do. There are only so many opportunities for the non wealthy to gain access into the upper echelons of economic success and that it is nearly impossible even for those few who do get far enough along to have a chance. The wealthy protect their club of wealthy in ways that prohibit most of us from ever being able to have great economic success. The system is rigged against the many of us who are not starting out with wealth in that gaining access to capital is brutal and legalized theft in my mind.
     With everything having a cost attached to it makes becoming wealthy for a poor person an impossible dream. Even when the capital is gained those supplying the capital worm their way into the innovation or creation such that it rarely remains the property of the initial creator. Yes, intellectual and mechanical theft of opportunity is what the wealthy supply as their contribution to society. Now all wealthy are not such manipulators but the vast majority of the wealthy are just opportunists looking for a mark. So the idea that anyone can be wealthy if they only try is ludicrous and just a tease for those to try so the wealthy can carpetbag their effort. Capitalism is a good thing in theory when it is subject to social needs and societal norms. But that isn't what republicans are selling. They are selling the philosophy that capitalism on it's own is what we need. No social programs, no governmental regulation of retirement systems or overseen health care.
     The days of dog eat dog are just what republicans want and the fact that many will suffer and die because of their callous greed is inconsequential to their agenda and the stone coldness of their hearts. They don't want to have a society that is available for all to participate in, on the contrary they want a society that is beholden to them in a privatized way without government protections of equality and fairness. To republicans justice is whatever suits the needs of the wealthy; and the poor, sick, old and children are unnecessary resources that need to just go away. Instead of maintaining the greatest democracy on Earth and improving it's efficiency and effectiveness, republicans are trying to prematurely bury our society in the hope that democracy will die and a privileged and advantaged form of aristocracy will be born from it's ashes.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The stripping of our rights (#3229)

     The republican party is doing a thorough job of denying us citizens the rights we have come to expect. From making voting harder to now working to limit the free expression of ideas on the Internet. They don't believe that an open society is right for us and have been taking the steps to close down our society and purge our numbers where they think we are a danger to them. It isn't just the attacks on social security and our health care it is a combination of voting rights, Internet rights and our social programs that they are going after. When you consider the motive for this withdrawal of rights for our citizenry it always boils down to them being afraid and their fear dominating their actions. They are cowards and for good reason because they treat people harshly and would rather lie, steal and cheat their way through life then to let life be fair for all.
     So as long as we let them stay in power the sooner they will accomplish their goals of destroying our democracy in it's intent and move us toward the cowering bully type who is threatening the us and the world with harm. We may already be too late to change their end game as they still have at least one more year in power before the next election and given how elections seem to be infallible these days who knows what will happen to the final vote count as it is. That is their agenda, to manipulate whatever is necessary to keep their power in tact. This is not about representing America as a democracy, this is about republicans representing the destruction of a fair and equal democracy.
     I occasionally hear the same old excuses about how each party is guilty of some colluding effect to keep power yet it always is the case that democrats are trying to open up society with their reach for power while republicans are always trying to shut down society with their lust for power. Two different motives, not equivalent, not equal. We democrats want a society for all of us and that is why we fight to lead our nation at every level. That is much different from what republicans are doing in their power lust. The republican party wants power to make life hard and harm where they think they can. If you don't get that then we are doomed to become the next great democracy that eroded from inside.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

We are not we the people anymore, we are we the sheeple! (#3228)

     If there was any doubt left after last night's vote to strip the rights and economic protections from the vast majority of the working middle poor class, then those doubts have been shattered. We now know that the republican party doesn't care for 98% of the American populace. That tax giveaway to the wealthy and middle poor class ripoff bill that the senate passed with only republican votes shows us unequivocally that we, the nearly whole of the American electorate are not being represented by our elected republican officials, but instead they are only representing the wealthy. So the slogan of we the people so absolutely enshrined in the preamble of our American Constitution is now we the sheeple who will be told what we can do by those whom we elected.
     Consider that for a moment please. Our elected officials who are supposed to represent our prerogatives are telling us that we don't matter and that they somehow are magically gifted to know what is best for us. Do you understand what is happening and that we are now under the control of those we elected to represent our wants and needs? It is as if we hired someone to do a job for us and they said in return no, you do what I want you to do! Instead of being beholden to the voters the republicans are only beholden to the wealthy. If we as a nation cannot find it within us to shout at the top of our lungs and mobilize our feet to action that this will not be tolerated then they will continue to grow in power to the point where we will not even be considered when republicans force their power beyond our democratic structure.
     A coup was performed last night by republican senators to our process for advancing democracy in our nation and for us to just sit back feeling hurt without doing anything about it will only empower them to do worse for us and more for their wealthy base. The time is right now for us to stop what little trivial thing we are doing and focus on disrupting, protesting and obstructing every step the republican party hopes to take going forward. There cannot be any mercy for them in the form of compromise nor collegial association. They have shown their stripes and those stripes are earned on the backs of the American middle poor class. If we do not focus our attention and put up our fists and prepare to defend our way of life then it will be taken from us despite all the shock of what is happening and the incredulity that it is actually real.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Republican party, lying is okay, child molestation is okay (#3227)

     How can anyone who is a republican hold their head up and be proud? I suppose when you have the morals of a psychopath it is possible but for the rest of us who have a conscience this is not only criminal but it is morally bankrupt. It used to be a well known fact that we lived up to our values as a prime example to teach our children what it is to be an honorable humane person. But it seems that republicans don't believe that being an example of what is good about our species is of value. They seem to think that fulfilling their own needs and desires trumps all that is respectful and dignified with the rights of others in our society. It is as if they see themselves as little gods who are not subject to the same rules as others who are not them.
     They justify their actions and beliefs with anything handy that confuses or misdirects from their behavior. Even bastardizing religion to fit their narrative. What is most shameful to me though outside of the lying is their penchant to satisfy their abnormal attraction to children for sex. It is a demented mind that lets the lust of one's thoughts actuate into action where stealing the innocence of children through power and sex is acceptable. Yet the republican party condones this demented behavior and even defends it through a disgusting interpretation of religion. That we live in a democracy where the rights of all citizens, young and old are protected, religion is not the arbiter of those rights. Our laws are and no amount of justifying molestation of minors is acceptable despite claims of religious approval.
     Is the hatred of knowledge and an enlightened mind so terrible that we have to destroy intelligence to make ourselves feel better? Is it really the goal of the purposefully ignorant and lazy wastrels to drag intelligence down to our lowest common denominator so that they can feel better about themselves? Instead of picking up a book and informing themselves they would rather burn all the books. So that we fall back into a society that does not protect all of it's citizens but instead leaves it's citizens vulnerable through a survival of the fittest policy to fall prey to those whose conscience is lacking in empathy and remorse. The republican party is the worst of who we Americans are and their attempts to overpower our democracy so that they can continue to lie without consequence and molest and rape our children is abominable and must be stopped or our nation will fail from within.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The all or nothing republican party (#3226)

     Using the reconciliation process to pass major legislation, like the current disingenuous tax bill, is the proof of the republican party's concept of "my way or no way at all". Reconciliation allows for the republicans to pass legislation through the senate with only 51 votes. In case of a tie, 50-50, the vice president gets to cast the tie breaker and since the vice president is a republican all the senate needs are 50 of the 52 republican senators to vote for the decimating tax bill for it to eventually go to trump. Instead of using a bipartisan approach on tax reform that makes good economic sense and does not destroy the working middle class recovery, republican have chosen to hurt the working middle poor class so that they can give the wealthy even more tax breaks they don't need.
     Income inequality between the wealthy and the non wealthy is enormous as it is but this tax bill by republicans will make the disparity even worse, We democrats can and do recognize that the tax code could use a refreshing and would have worked with republicans to modify some glaring problems within it. Yet no, republicans wanted more and the more is the great tax cut for the wealthy that they don't need but want anyway. So if it hasn't been obvious to you yet that the republican party represents the wealthy and not the working middle poor class then you have been living in an illusion. So since we American working middle poor class are the 95% majority in the United States it makes me wonder why we cannot nor will not support the democrats who are for the American working middle poor class?
     What I find is that many who still support republicans are hung up on social issues. They put their belief systems ahead of logic, education and science because they are afraid to learn the truth about all things real. The republican party takes advantage of that while also dividing us against each other with smoke and mirrors that play to our biases and prejudices. Using subjective emotional tactics republicans have effectively taken our objectivity and replaced it with a survival of the fittest, cause harm where it feeds your selfishness attitude philosophy. Even the religious community has now evolved into a sort of white supremacy platform that accepts the cruel brutish sins of their leaders over the morality of their non republican opponents.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Putting the pressure on republican senators (#3225)

     Today, tomorrow and the day after are crucial to us democrats if we want to salvage what is left of our society. The senate republican tax giveaway to the rich and burden to the American working middle poor class is about to become law if we don't make it too hard as possible for some moderate republicans to vote for it. The moderate republicans in the past have helped us stay the destruction of Obamacare for the moment and now we need them to do the same for this horrendous economic redistribution to the wealthy. The koch brothers, longtime right wing donors, are threatening the republican party with withholding their massive annual funding for republican politicians. The kochs want this tax break so bad that they are willingly letting everyone know that if their lackey republican senators don't pass this bill that they will make it harder for any defecting senator to be reelected.
     So the only way we democrats have as a path to defeat this bill is to make sure these republican senators will lose their reelection no matter what the kochs do if they vote for this bill. It is the only way we can make them understand that the people of the United States are in charge here, not the koch brothers. There are enough republican senators who are already reluctant to vote for this disgusting bill but we need to put all the pressure in the world on them to keep them from caving to the trumps and kochs. All we need are 3 votes to defect and the bill will go down to defeat. It is especially important because like the Obamacare destroying bill, republicans only have a small window left to them to pass this despicable bill with only 50 votes. I don't mind doing some tax reform in general but not under the conditions republicans have forced into being and not under the guise of a wealth redistribution to the top 1%.
     Our focus has to be hard and continuous on the disreputable republican bill so that it is not passed in the dead of night while we were otherwise engaged. Stopping all things trump for now is all we can do until either the Mueller investigation disrupts our political landscape or until the next election in 2018 and we can wrest control of Congress from the current republican majority. Either way we need to stay on top of all that we can do through protest and resistance. We cannot allow distraction from keeping our vigil on blocking the trump agenda. We can do more than one thing at a time as so I have been reminded but I also know we liberals tend to get hung up on the outrageous while letting death defying legislation pass by without much obstruction. We have to keep tour priorities sharp and clear and with the short term crucial problems as well as the long term crucial problems. Either way we need to keep our nerves on edge for the next year unless the Mueller investigation changes that dynamic.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Defeating Moore in Alabama (#3224)

     There is nothing more important for any of us at this moment in time. A convergence of the worst candidate republicans could field and a very unpopular president and despicable republican led congress has given us democrats a chance to overcome an impossibility unprecedented just two months ago. There is little doubt that there is a democratic tide coming in 2018 to sweep under many previously held republican seats in congress but the tide couldn't be more appropriate if it started it's trajectory here in Alabama, roll tide! I know that the state is a deep red state with no statewide office held by any democrat. But with a great democratic Alabama son running with a moderate tone and a willingness to work with all Alabamians to make a real difference in their lives the chances of this senate seat turning blue becomes somewhat probable.
     If this becomes a watershed moment for democrats in 2 weeks time the idea that the south is beginning to turn it's back to republicans gives us democrats a chance to offer a moderately progressive agenda aimed specifically at improving education, health care and opportunities for employment that would lift the south up in more general ways. Focusing on tabletop issues of economics, education and health care would go a long way toward renewing a democratic partnership with the south. It can all start here in Alabama culminating in the next 14 days. But we cannot sit back and expect Alabamians to learn this on their own. We must get our resources out to the democratic candidate Jones so he can make his case in the most effective way, loudly and often.
     It will take an inundation of advertising and message focus to get Jones over the hump of the traditional knee jerk voting for republicans in the south. That Moore is a dastardly alternative to Jones will help and highlighting Moore's penchant for young girls can only deepen the mistrust and dislike many Alabamians already feel toward him. Jones is a candidate that has shown that he is tough on those who harm while wanting a more prosperous and enlightened future for his Alabama constituents. The time is now for all of us nationwide to get on board with Doug Jones and help him get his message out there with a flood of support over the next 336 hours. The time is now and the tide is ready to roll!

Monday, November 27, 2017

The collusion of trumps and Russia appear to be true (#3223)

     From the end of the election until now I have suspected something untoward with our national election. The idea that trump could carry otherwise states that had polled against him right up until election night in November 2016 seemed implausible. I know that his message of hate and division was popular with a minority segment of our voting electorate but in no way was it as popular as it showed the night of the election. So something else had to be in play of a nefarious nature. The republican party has shown over the last many decades that is not above changing the rules of our elections to help themselves gain power. From gerrymandering absurd districts in order to secure representation to disenfranchising legitimate eligible democratic leaning voters.
     Now we are seeing the slow exposure of evidence that is making a case for treason against the trumps and the republican party. There were voting machines that were tampered with but those investigations were shut down by republican leaders. There were high level meetings with Russians by the trumps that were not disclosed or were lied about happening that have now been shown to have taken place. There was the warning before the election that the Russians were influencing the outcome of our election in order to get their favored candidate elected. But even worse were the republican leaders who refused to disclose this intelligence from our internal security services about Russian involvement,
     With the ongoing Mueller investigation into the Russian connection most all of us still stunned voters expect the rest of the facts to come out. That the trumps colluded with the Russians in order to rig our election seems most likely now and for that there should be recompense made to the American people. As Mueller continues to acquire the necessary proof of the collusion we must stop all things trump that is possible in order to limit the damage the traitor to his oath of office made to protect and serve the United States of America. That he was even given the oath of office is an abomination and the punishment for the trumps and the Russian collusion should be severe and swift.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Accepting the truth of our past will help us put it behind us (#3222)

     The simple fact of being honest about who we are and what we have done is the first step toward growing into maturity. Otherwise if we lie to ourselves or refuse to admit the truth we will never grow beyond our own shame and fear. This is real simple folks. We cannot change the past no matter how we try to manipulate the truth of it. It happened and it will never change no matter how it is lied about. So letting the facts of what really happened be laid out for all, of at least someone, to see is the only way we will ever become a society that is evolving forward instead of staying still. Who am I kidding right? Who among us wants to spread the word of our past if it is ugly and disgusting? Truth is though that we have to tell someone who will listen and not judge us while informing us that our nature to be selfish and cruel is not acceptable in a civilized society.
     We are all guilty of bad behavior. Did you hear me? Every one of us is guilty not only once or twice or tenfold, but most all of us many times over beyond counting. So the idea that we would assume that we are the worst of what a human being can be is ridiculous. However some of our truths are much worse than others and that is where we need to find professional counseling that will help us overcome it and face the consequences of our hidden secrets. I had a problem with alcohol and most all of my dirty little secrets have a direct link to being inebriated. I have come to terms with that and first off quit drinking. Then came my remembering of the worst of what I did and making amends where possible and being open about it with another human being. This is the only way I know of as to how to let go of the past and actually change who I was into the better version of who I am now.
     What we see in our national politics with republicans is an equivalent manifestation of my own problem. Although it has little to do with alcohol it is still a vehicle toward expressing low esteem in a malicious and uncaring way. Politics, like the survival of the fittest dogma, is a virus that seeks it's comfort within us. When we humans treat each other with discriminating disrespect and indignation we are proving our own hatred and condescension without a blanket to break the fever. We live to instill the worst of who we are because we cannot get past the worst of who we were. We all change over time and that is our own personal evolution so letting go of the past by telling the truth of it is our remedy and our prize is a greater wisdom to live out the rest of our lives with.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

If you want to keep breathing you better get serious about politics (#3221)

     That is correct. If you care that our planet has any breathable air left for the many of us you had better get involved in what politicians are doing. You can be safe with democrats since we want clean air and water. We democrats have worked to improve our atmosphere and water supply so that it is cleaner and more abundant since the onset of the industrial revolution. Yet the republican party politicians are working to dismantle the cleaning efforts of our water and air. Just as two examples look at the mess republicans made in Flint, Michigan with the water supply and have as of yet to repair that on going damage, Second look at the current trump administration and their efforts to dismantle the (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency,
     So if you are still using that same old argument that all politicians are the same you are not paying attention and in fact you are part of the problem by not being more informed. To continue to repeat falsehoods about how our politics operate you lessen the chance that we can save ourselves from our own ignorance on our part and greed on the part of the republican party. This is not a false flag warning. Those of us who have been witnessing this demolition of enlightened thinking since well before the Reagan era have seen enough events to know what each political party is doing. True, both parties have some minor quirks to them that make us all shake our heads but in the bigger picture it is only republicans who are actually reckless and uncaring about the future of our species.
     The republican party has decided that they will wean out humans they determine are unworthy of life. Yes, that is what I said! They feel the survival of the fittest concept is the best concept and they set the criteria for determining who survives and who doesn't. Of course that is outside their own dispensations for themselves through privilege and advantage. The republican party also would destroy our planet for most habitable life even if it meant that they were to die themselves. I know, how can I make that kind of statement? Simply by following their agenda. They would destroy without considering the consequences of their destruction and therein lies the problem. The republican party will only see what is in front of them and even then they will lie to themselves if it means they somehow can make a buck from it or to puff their chest out and say look at me aren't I special!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Democracy is an earned value otherwise it will be taken if we don't safeguard it (#3220)

     What we are seeing with republicans right now is a willingness to steal our democracy from us. From their winnowing of American citizens eligible to vote to their attack on our free society by instituting christian religious fundamentalism into our laws, it is plain for all to see and decide for themselves if we want a theocratic form of government or a democracy. This move to stifle voters in heavy democratic leaning areas is not hidden, it is well documented and by manipulating the laws republicans have been successful in their efforts. Although some court cases later may decide the fate of prejudicial gerrymandering by republicans other efforts to stifle the vote fall along the poll tax spectrum. Manipulation is how republicans proceed and there is little to stop them given their current command of our legislative, executive and judicial branches.
     But their blatant attack on the rights of citizens and the policies of government designed to help those of us who are not filthy rich have begun to stir the type of resistance we are going to need to grow in order to stop the republican advance toward a theocratic/authoritarian form of government. The republican party is not above going to the treasonous extremes of colluding and partnering with our enemies abroad to secure victories at home. Our national government has never been weaker and more susceptible to losing the battle to protect our democracy than right now. So the only other alternative to us the citizens of the United States is to take to the streets and airwaves to demand that our republican representatives back off their push to destroy our democracy, all the while preparing to vote them out come 2018.
     Many in our nation are ignorant to the happenings given the cognitive dissonance and their duty to their peers to follow along like good little sheep. So maybe we deserve to lose the greatest form of government if we are so cavalier about denying that it is under attack. But the many of us who are not ignorant and are calling out for the rest of us to get on board with crushing this attempt by republicans to take that which is the most profound from us, which is our open and free society, will find that we will not go quietly or silently into our future without forcing a showdown. I think of the patriots who have given all for our nation to have the great mighty democracy that is here right now and with all I have I will not dishonor my heritage as an American citizen by letting little punk thieves from the republican party destroy it.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thankful for having a liberal progressive mind and heart (#3219)

     I am the best version I could ever be as far as trying to live a good honorable life. I do not accept the selfish bigoted view of conservatives who want what they want when they want it whether it is right or not. Their survival of the fittest mindset makes them think they can take without bearing any consequence of their taking. Well that is not me. I would rather do without even when it is mine to have if it gives someone else a more needed fulfillment. I do not see luxury or even beyond necessity as right for me when so many are just trying to survive. When children go without and feel the brunt of shame because of the hand me down clothes or the meager opportunities they can only muster. I do not blame the parents for the fate of their children I blame society for not giving the parents more opportunity to provide a more adequate upbringing for their children.
     Which is why I am thankful for being a liberal progressive. Because I see the path forward for a better society that annihilates the survival of the fittest selfishness and instead embraces a floor, beneath which no one may fall. From there we give opportunity to all and then allow for differences based upon creativity, innovation and merit. But first we must all have the beginning that is worthy of every human life. This is what I am thankful for because it takes those shameful moments of poverty and lack of opportunity and replaces them with an quality of life that leaves no one without the means nor opportunity to be the best version of who they are.
     The nuts and bolts of this ideal has to come from the considerations of many in order to get the most profound and efficient way for our society to treat each of us with the respect and dignity that we all need to begin with. Our society is built to include all of us otherwise what is the point of society? If all society is going to offer is only opportunity and respect for some through privilege and advantage then the ideal of cooperating in that society becomes disadvantageous to the many. So a rethinking to how we apply our society to all must evolve otherwise the society will fail. We are still in this discovery mode as to how to best formulate our society and when we all speak out about what the problems are and what solutions may be available we will then begin to grow our society to match the needs of our citizens while including us all with the best chance to be the best of who we can be.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The 2018 elections cannot come soon enough! (#3218)

     I don't know how we survived this long under the dark cloud of republican rule in all three branches of our government. But if we can somehow hold on until November 6, 2018 the nightmare that is trump and his acolytes will begin to brighten. Because on that day there will be a massive voter turnout unlike any mid term election in recent memory that will bring back to our Congress to a democratic vision. Not only will the House likely turn blue by a good margin but the Senate, which was a concerning prospect only a year ago, will find that the majority by probably a somewhat slimmer margin, will turn it's controls back to democrats. Controlling the House and the Senate will only give us democrats one of the branches of government but a mightily important one in our quest to control and deny the trump agenda.
     The presidency will not be subject to change unless of course the Mueller investigation makes it so, so not until 2020 will we get a chance to flip the presidency back to where it should have been with democrats in charge. But until then the Congress is the focal point of 2018. What that does is give us dems the ability to manage the unbridled selection of far right wing judges being allowed to be seated in life time positions. It also gives us the opportunity to actually debate policies with trump that he otherwise would not have to do given his current majority in Congress. That fact alone gives us Americans the check against the far right which is leading the republican party.
     But of consequence as well if not as much are the state house races where 48 states will elect officials to lead their states forward. Many are republican controlled as of now but with the disenchantment now permeating our nation with the trumps and their working middle poor class destroying agenda I expect the republicans to be on defense in protecting what leadership positions they have with little hope in many areas. So if things go as they are now projected our nation will begin to awaken from the trump nightmare with an actual agenda to not only stop trump but to reinstate some normalcy back to local and national governance. It cannot come soon enough as the trumps are trying mightily to destroy as much as they can before their limited time in power comes to a halt. We must keep our necks bowed to the task of reversing republican rule though in the meantime to limit the damage that will have to be reversed beginning in 2018.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Most of the wealthy are polluted souls (#3217)

     Maybe it is time for the pitchforks to come out. The constant greed of the wealthy, especially the worst of the wealthy, is mind numbing and painful to the American working middle poor class. Where these less than honorable souls get their constant need to hurt others is beyond me. Instead of being grateful for their "successes" they turn obnoxious. They are boors of the worst kind in that they like being boors. They feel like the world is their oyster to open and expose at their will no matter what happens to we the metaphorical oysters. They live in a condescending bubble that is without the struggle and plight of despair that they create. Instead of championing improvements in life for all who would try, they crush the souls of the rest of us as if we were an annoyance to their being.
     They don't equate that their good fortune is at the expense of all of us having a better chance for a better life. They can only see inwards toward their own desires and make decisions based upon their wants and needs. I keep saying this over and over and maybe someday everyone will understand this that there are finite sources of money and if the wealthy control most of the money then the overwhelming majority of the rest of us have less to spread out among ourselves. Which makes life miserable and chaotic for most of us especially the poor. I get that the wealthy deserve through merit and hard work the rewards in life for their successes, yet not at the expense of the rest of us who are working hard to just keep basic necessities within reach. The wealthy do not need to be super wealthy and there has to be a mechanism that caps the wealth that anyone or any corporation can obtain.
     There is too much wealth at the top where there are too few souls hoarding. The rest of us are fighting over table scraps and that is not how a healthy democracy survives. Because after a bit of time the rest of us see the necessity of demanding a more sensible economic distribution. The wealthy who deserve and have earned their fair share deserve rewards but not an endless amount. The rest of us deserve to have more than table scraps as a reward for hard work. Somewhere in there is the model of a solution but we are not there yet and until we are the wealthy need to be stopped from ending up with all the money and the rest of us ending up with even less than what we have now.

Monday, November 20, 2017

The republicans and their undertows (#3216)

     This is a wave themed post about how we democrats are building momentum toward the coming mid term elections on November 6, 2018. The building blue wave is beginning when all special elections are taken into account. Democrats are over performing everywhere, even in deep red states and although we democrats have not busted through with any major deep red state victories, in our losses we were as close to winning as we have been in many many decades. In fact we are not only losing these close supposedly blowout wins for republicans but we are destroying republicans in blue state victories. To recap, we are close to winning where we were previously unable to compete and we are winning heavily where we were previously challenged. So the tide toward democrats is building and there are many elections that have taken place recently to prove this,
     So the question becomes what are republicans going to do to combat the coming mild tide or tsunami tide that surely is coming? Many in the republican party are not aware of the tide yet because their media is not reporting such awfulness to them so as to keep them in a bubble and their president is calling most of it "fake news" as well. But there are those in the republican hierarchy who are aware and are fearing the consequences of a takeover of the House and Senate by democrats. Their options are limited since they are in control of the agenda and that agenda stinks on high with the American electorate. But they made promises to their donors and are under pressure to pass some of the worst legislation ever presented as law.
     It is a tricky box republicans have put themselves in with few ways out but one of them is their ability to propagandize anything and everything at democrats to their advantage. So to combat the coming wave, republicans are creating undertows in order to stymie the wave and reduce it's effect. They will tarnish any and all democrats with lies manufactured as diversions. They will lie about the effects of their policies despite the fact of them being shown to be lying. They will call it "fake" wherever and whenever they are challenged. They will never admit that they are wrong despite all evidence to the contrary. One thing is certain, as we have seen with the Russian interference in our elections of 2016, republicans will go to any length to keep their power and continue to destroy the hopes of the American working middle poor class.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

A day of rest from the political nightmare (#3215)

     Today is Sunday so there isn't much news out there today that is groundbreaking. So maybe it is time after so many months of railing against republicans to just sit back and enjoy the fruits of being a good democratic person. Over the last few days some good things have happened and I would like to think of them instead of the dispiriting agenda of the trump republican party. I got some things done around the house that had been sticking in my craw because of their complexity. Yet through perseverance and a willingness to think outside the box I found that I have solved them. There was even a longstanding issue with my truck that found resolution and for me a relief since I worry about things that will have an effect on me well before they come due.
     Also some family matters have found some enlightenment as well. It is good to be someone who is looked upon as a good example and then sought out for advice when appropriate. I don't know what the future will bring, but at least the path toward it is defined and clear. The major obstacles in my life as it is today all have avenues of pursuit and that is all I can ask of life is to have an opportunity or two to make my life better. It is on me whatever life throws at me so I had better be catty on my feet to avoid being hit smack dab where it hurts. I am also finding that the things I enjoy are actually still enjoyable and that helps me along in life when the things I don't enjoy come flooding in. Yet I am still on top of things in my life and that is worth acknowledging.
     So although today's post is of little significance to anyone else very much it is to me and I am the one I began writing this blog post for. I wanted to speak out about what was right and wrong with the world and although this last year has been inexorably intolerable I can take solace in the fact that I am fighting with all that I have against the trumps and their sycophant accomplices. But again today is a day to remember that I have still the goodness of heart I began my life with and that is a constant in my life despite my railing and ranting at those who don't, especially here at home in America. I am rooting for us today on the sidelines but tomorrow I will be back on the front lines calling it like I see it without a fear of reprisal or admonition. I am not afraid of the bad in the world because I am much more overjoyed by the good that destroys it.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The decency factor is at play in Alabama (#3214)

     When we hear from the woman Alabama governor that she believes the women who allege sexual assault from the republican senate candidate, but will still vote for the cad,, we have to question not only her objectivity but heart. It seems to me she is somehow able to compartmentalize the fact of the trauma these women experienced at the hands of this lech. If perhaps this happened to her daughter or her granddaughter would she still feel the same loyalty to her party for allowing this horrible human being to become a leader and example? Maybe so but if anything this right here tells us all we need to know about some of the people who support the republican party.
     The policies they advocate for are policies that enrich the wealthy while destroying the American working middle poor class. And this Alabama governor sees fit to support another cog in the grinding wheel out to destroy our society despite the fact that a pervert of this nature is the one helping with the grinding. It is a shameful day in America when we find such ignorance and disrespect for women in general by another woman but disrespect aimed at the American people, especially Alabamians. So it is with hope that a man who is running against the pervert is a democrat with a history of standing up to criminals, thieves and murderers. A profound choice is available to Alabamians on December 12th when they cast their ballots for their next senator.
     Will the decency factor help snuff out the pervert from holding office or will the pervert gain more votes from the decent and brave democrat who is heads and shoulders above the pervert as a human being. My guess is that this is a bellwether moment and a harbinger for the future. I predict the decency factor will be enough to turn the tide on the republican disabuse of trust and fidelity of the people of Alabama. The more Alabamians learn of the nature of the pervert the more they are inclined to vote against him or to not bother voting at all. The stench of voting for such a cad will not wash off lightly and the idea of a criminal in waiting having the chance to steal the innocence of the young and be rewarded, will be too much to bear for the decent folks of Alabama!

Friday, November 17, 2017

The rot beneath trump (#3213)

     There is no doubt that what ails America is being revealed through trump. Not the way trump had expected though. He thought we would be looking at democrats as the rot but what we see is the republican party as the rot. For those who supported trump are the ones who are decaying right before our eyes. There is no democrat in control of our government so all eyes are on the republicans and it is obvious that the republican party is the one that is degenerate. From the republican congress working to punish the working middle poor class in America to the judiciary being filled with hellishly unqualified pretenders of legal objectivity to trump himself festered with the character of a diseased demigod. Throughout all of the republican political and religious landscape there are those who would never be held up as an example of honor nor nobility.
     As the daily lowlight reel of bad behavior and greedy legislation continues to roll out from republicans there is nowhere to hide for them. They are beholden to their wealthy corporate masters and all the pretense of blaming others for their offerings is gone. They are now brazenly forwarding legislation that takes from what little the working middle poor class has in order to give to the wealthy who are filthy rich already. If that isn't rot of soul nothing is. Making life miserable for the many to lick the boot of the few is as low as it gets and for republicans that is how they roll. What is even more offensive is the so called "Christian" community standing by the worst natures men could display. As long as those men are republicans there is no admonishment for their repulsive behavior by so called "Christians".
     When the honorable among us who are democrats are being blindsided with disinformation and strategic false evidence further shows the rot of the republican party. They attack those of us who are trying mightily to keep America the melting pot of the world while upholding the principles of democracy. Because the republican party has no plan to grow America to an even stronger ideal. Instead they are preparing to rot America of democratic ideals through their purge of equality of opportunity and one person one vote attacks. The vile nature of the republican agenda is a disease and it continues to disintegrate all that is well and good about America.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Building the blue wave... (#3212)

     I am not concerned so much with how republicans will respond to the growing blue wave come this next general election in November 2018, but I am focused on getting out our base to vote. Not only our base but the Independents who are struggling to find any commonality with this current republican party. As far as the republicans being concerned I don't think many of them actually think a wave will come. They live in their bubbles and don't allow so much as objective news to reach their eyes and ears let alone their mental processes. They are assuredly worried about attacks from their right but not so much from the center or left.
     They believe they have the heart and soul of America on their side and nothing seems to dissuade them even the harbinger victories by democrats in red states. Despite the democratic failure to pick up US House and Senate red state seats as of today the margins that democrats are competing at are historic in that the past overwhelming victories by republicans are now squeakers. When democrats secure their own blue state seat victories they are now by overwhelming margins. So the worm is turning and even telling republicans the facts of it are not enough to register in their already locked down brains.
     So we democrats continue to advance quality candidates and upgrade our political processes to a more democratic nature so that we attract more and more to our inclusive policies and overall vision for them. On the other hand though republicans are intent on destroying the fabric of our society as to social and economic issues all the while ignoring the protocol for patriotism as a duty to our nation. The advancing wave is built upon the equality and fairness of our democracy, not some whistle call to segregate and demean. But it's okay to tell the republicans this because they do not hear the warning. They are smug in their bubble and are secure in that they are right no matter what reality and logic has to say about it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The never ending conniving republican party (#3211)

     From lying under oath and obstructing justice whenever they can the republican party is showing itself as the party of the incorrigible. They do not want truth or fact to be the normal since it destroys their narrative based upon ignorance and hatred. And that cannot happen or they will be exposed as the cruel brutish souls that they are. So we live in times where the media is actually struggling with whether to tell the facts instead of just mimicking the falsehoods. Where republican politicians will lie to our faces and double down when they are caught up in the lies. Where the facts and truths of things are far less important than republicans maintaining control and power over our government.
     Even when the tide is beginning to turn against the deplorable republican party they are conniving ways to change the reality. Where the Mueller investigation and the Alabama senatorial campaign can be arranged for a republican advantage is the latest finagle that republicans are considering. If the current AG resigns from the AG job and returns back as a write in candidate in Alabama it may well work out for republicans since he held the senate seat before his elevation to AG a year ago. Meanwhile whoever the new AG becomes trump will no doubt instruct him to fire Mueller and disband the investigation. It cannot be done now since the current AG recused himself and therefore cannot fire Mueller.
     The broken wheels in the minds of the republican party are spinning nonetheless to solve these two immediate problems since the Mueller investigation is getting closer to trumps and the Alabama senate seat is in jeopardy of being won by a democrat. I don't know if the republicans can pull this off since first the current AG doesn't want to resign nor does the current republican candidate for senate in Alabama. But given the track record of the republican party and it's uses of manipulation instead of democracy we may well see another dastardly act normalized by the republican party to further their grip on our lives and the further decline of honorable governance.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

trump the criminal has met his match with Mueller the crusader (#3210)

     If I had a bazillion dollars I would bet it all on Mueller. First off I rarely bet so this is how much I believe in Mueller and even more so in the incompetence of trumps. I say trumps because that includes his family and his many collaborators. That this level of treason has been going on under our noses is shameful and we democrats should be cognizant that we were asleep at the wheel while all this collusive behavior was playing out behind the scenes of our democratic process. There have to be better safeguards if only to protect our democracy at all costs. The hijacking of our voting process, by at least the restrictions placed mainly on democrats from voting, should have been our wake up call. That a foreign power has been given the keys, by republicans, to our freedoms is the worst of what we should have been aware of.
     However I won't blame us democrats for not having suspicious minds about an American political party, republicans, that over the centuries had been less about treason and more about patriotism, regardless of their misguided and hurtful national policies. Yet that has changed and we the American people had to find out about it in the form of a "coup" by republicans to gain power throughout our national government. Well thankfully we are a republic and not an authoritarian nor monarchal government so we are somewhat secure that our democracy will survive thanks to the separation of powers between the states and the federal government. Our constitution also demands that we the people self rule through elections that are decided by we the people.
     There are some archaic devices in our election process however that keep self rule at less than democratic and those are the electoral college and the superdelegate inventions. They must go as well as the inevitable departure of trumps through the Mueller investigation and prosecution. However if trump decides to resign that will gladly be received as well. Yet the rest of his confederates, in more ways than one, must also go out with the trash. So however the departure it must come from the exposure of facts that lead us to the criminality of not only trumps but the colluding republican party members who sold their country out for the power and prestige they so thoroughly tarnished.

Monday, November 13, 2017

If you care about people's lives you will never vote republican (#3209)

     I find that if you vote for republicans your greatest argument is about being against things that would actually improve people's lives. It is as if you hold others to a higher standard than you hold yourself. Notwithstanding the hypocrisy in republican politics like right now with the Roy Moore pedophilia allegations where he, Moore, is not lambasted for his immoral illegalities, like the few democrats who have the same addictive behavior. But putting that aside, it is the overall concept of republican voters who have put a head hunters price on the head of those they deem unworthy of living in the nation of their birth. These republican voters see those who are not wealthy or of the right (white) skin color as lesser human beings than themselves.
     I see life as a gift for all of us to experience without exception. Yet the republican party holds to the survival of the fittest mode as long as they, republicans, are granted advantage and privilege. They sit back in their prejudices and biases and proclaim that the unwashed masses are the problem, not the system that makes them unwashed masses. It is a hatred that has been borne deep within their souls as a metastasizing cancer with little hope for a cure. The genesis of their hatred is individual to them despite the fact that others have the same right to hatred but instead choose to change the system that created it instead of embracing that system to feed their hatred. This is the republican way, use whatever cognitive dissonance is available to deny the facts of things so that their opinions of things can overrule.
     Destroying life in order to make it better is abhorrent and murderous. There have been figures in our human history who have tried such practices and each time their cause to rid the world of "undesirables" was based upon their own criteria, not some rational internationally agreed upon decision. The Hitlers and Pol Pots of the world are the worst of who we were and now the republican party is following in their footsteps. Republicans may not be openly calling for direct extinction practices but their policies are indirectly advancing to the same conclusion. Starving children, forcing slave wages and denying political, human and individual rights to the rest of us are all meant to make their ideal of the world more sterile and compact without respect to freedom, liberty and most of all the sanctity of life.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Race and religion wars are crap! (#3208)

     It is not easy living in this time of human evolvement where race and religion are used as weapons to divide us. First of all we are all human beings so race delineating race within our species as divisive is petty and mentally deficient. As to religion I must remind all persons that all religions are belief systems, not fact systems so grow up and quit being so afraid to being alive. If you boil all the wars down to their intent it is for power and money. I have heard stories of wars being fought over love but cannot confirm that with any reasonable search. So back to wars being about power and money. Only a few benefit from armed conflict and certainly not those who fight those wars. But let me be clear about intent as to who starts wars.
     There are some greedy power hungry souls who create controversy in order to foster wars among people. They are the ones who are in the wrong since killing innocents for an ulterior motive is ghastly and demented. We who are attacked in the wake of war have every right to defend ourselves but we are not the ones who provoked the war to begin with. Whether defending our mutually agreed upon forms of government or to break away the chains keeping us from the liberty of freedom, fighting wars to win back civilized behavior is acceptable. This is not what I am referring to here. What I am referring to are the wars fought over whose religion is the right one when there is no way of knowing which is or whether religion itself is factual. The same goes with race wars, fought over who is the greater shade of color is not only ridiculous but it is psychopathic.
     As for me I choose to accept the reality of common sense, logic and factual truth that we are all the same regardless the "look" each of us has. Our differences are amazing and should be heralded not abused. As to religion I have one position that being that I don't accept fairy tales, superstitions or folklore as my foundation for living. I accept my own sense of morality, ethics and principles for living based upon one simple phrase, "do no harm". John Stewart Mill is well known for this "philosophy" and it is one I have found is the most profound "religion" I can actually call real. Anything else about religion is for me no more than an Aesop's Fable. If we humans can ever get past our race and religion wars we will be a mighty species to behold and admire.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Electing Doug Jones, the Democrat, to the US Senate from Alabama is now critical (#3207)

     For several reasons, the first and worst being the pedophilia allegations against Roy Moore the Republican. The Democrat in the race, Doug Jones, must be elected despite the heavy Republican presence in the Alabama voting electorate. The many pedophilia allegations against Moore are the worst of why but another very important reason not to vote for him is that he would solidify the 52 voting advantage republicans now have in the senate. To lower the Republican majority to 51, by electing Democrat Jones, would be close to a death knell to the bills Republicans are trying to pass that are aimed at destroying the American working middle poor class. With a bare majority Republicans could not withstand losing 2 Republican senators who do not vote for their brutal legislation.
     As Republicans and trump have alienated several retiring Republicans it is almost certain that not allowing another yes vote to enter the senate would be enormous for our nation. Moore has more than just disgusting sex habits with children as an Albatross to bear he also has problems with racism and aligning himself with white supremacists, That Moore has also openly defied our national constitution is yet another reason not to let him into our political system. Twice he was removed from the office as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme court, So not only are there many allegations of his pedophilia emerging but his disdain for our national constitution increases the stench of his defiance of the rule of law.
     Doug Jones on the other hand is a man of honorable character who has given bold work in service of our nation. He upholds the rule of law and fights for those who are beaten down by the bullies of the world. His prosecution of KKK members for church bombing speaks to his personal principles and courage to stand up for those who are wronged by the very same forces Roy Moore would align himself with, The contrast between these two candidates is crystal clear and for the first time in a long time Alabaman's will get a chance to improve the perception of their state by electing someone who will make the world notice that they are not the like the stereotyped backward ilk of Roy Moore.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The republican new normal, mean, nasty and brutish (#3206)

     With trump as president after learning all his nasty and mean behavior it is no wonder that a man like roy moore can feel comfortable running for senate with a cloud of child sex allegations hanging over him. It is like it is just a minor distraction in his overall considerations and the considerations of republican voters. The new normal folks where indecency, adultery and even hints of incest are not enough to sway a republican voter, unless of course it is a democrat who is doing it. Protect their own is the republican priority even if their own is the most vile of who we humans are. I had never considered that lowering the bar below a snake's ass would still be acceptable and actually happily acceptable to any political party. But it seems I have been schooled otherwise by the republican party.
     Over the last few years I have unfriended and disassociated myself from all persons who defend the republican party. Many have criticised me for this and even now I will not attend any family function that has a practicing republican involved in it. I look at it this way, I am the only thing I can control somewhat so my presence anywhere I can voluntarily go must always be tempered with do I let those who would destroy our democracy the privilege of being around me. It may sound presumptuous of me to think I am special but in light of them being republican voters I am heads and shoulders above their morality, intellect and human kindness. So I stay away since that is what I can do to punish them for punishing everyone else with their votes.
     I am saddened that many that I know are still republicans even though the facts of the republican party's agenda are crystal clear. The family and friends who cannot nor will not disassociate themselves from their previous allegiance to republicanism are now persona non grata with me. I refuse to live and accept a world where racism, misogyny and hatred are the new normals. The primitiveness of mindless actions are not the way forward. We are an enlightened species regardless of the singular role republicans are playing to change that. The death of the mean, nasty and brutish is coming and the sooner the better. The era of republican domination over our politics is on the horizon and those who will not accept that will be crushed by the heel of history as we march forward into our enlightened future.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

In the House and Senate republicans are not running for reelection. (#3205)

     So far to date 11 House republicans, many of them leaders in the House are not running for reelection. 2 republican Senators are retiring. With Democrats only 3 House members are not running for reelection. There are more from both parties who are not running for reelection in the House but only because they are running for other offices, Besides the large lopsided number of republicans not running compared to the small amount of Democrats retiring, republicans in the House who are retiring are from leadership positions. Which tells me that there is a conflict within the republican party that has fractured the leadership with the obnoxious far right wing.
     The two republicans in the Senate are also well respected leaders within the establishment republican party but it seems they are facing a right wing in the Senate that has forced their hands to leave. Even one, Flake from Arizona got on the Senate floor and ripped trump and his followers a new one. I can only say that on November 8, 2016 it looked for all the world that the republicans would undo all the advances made by liberal progressives over the many decades of modern growth here in America and around the world. But instead a year later what we are seeing is a republican party, that despite having majorities in all the branches of government, implode in on itself and as of yet have not been able to pass one law or repeal any policy they campaigned against.
     The one big change that the trumps and republicans achieved was to remove us from the Paris Climate Change Agreement and as it stands today, we Americans are the only ones not a signatory to the Pact as every other country in world has signed on. So even their victory at removing us from a necessary agreement has made them look childish and incoherent. There is nothing about this last year of republican domination of our politics that has any honor to it. We Americans are currently a laughingstock and quite possibly these retiring republicans cannot bear that fact anymore. Well they can retire all they want but they are still part of what brought it about. Duck and run may give them some initial relief but it will be short lived if what we saw in Virginia and the rest of the nation during the elections last Tuesday night.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The blue wave cometh! (#3204)

     Yeehaw! Well Whoopee anyway. Last night is the first time in exactly a year that I have felt my American roots with such conviction. I knew deep down in my soul that we Americans are not as bad as we have been showing over the last year with the election of trump and his demoralizing working middle poor class destroying agenda. I knew we were made of stuff greater than our worst behaviors. That is really a no brainer of a statement but in our reality here in America it was in question. Just look at the response from trump about the election last night and you see the hateful childish mind of his at work. He is a liar and a thief who would rather do anything to make himself into a demigod.
     Well the opposition to him struck back much like the force in Star Wars. We hit him and his agenda hard and fast with a relentless pounding. He will feel the effects of this political drubbing all across America right up until the midterms when an even larger blue wave will be able to extract some justice by flooding his ilk out the doors of Congress and the state houses. What trump refuses to understand either because he cannot or because he willfully won't is that we the American people control our destiny. We are not in his tiny little hands like he thinks. We are the other foot that has been waiting to drop on top of his clownish pampered head of hair. He has shown who he is over the last year so there is no doubt left to appeal to. His day is coming but in the meantime we the blue wave have some more momentum to build.
     In two days less than one year we will be back at the voting booth in every state in our union voting for Democrats who will take over the majorities in both the Senate and the House. If we Democrats hold our fire until then we can explode on Republicans and deal their party a real damaging blow. All we have to do is be patient and vigilant while stopping the trump and republican agenda every time it sticks it's head up to lie, cheat and steal from us the American working middle poor class. If trump doesn't survive the charges of collusion and treason that are rightly aimed at his corrupt administration than all the better but regardless, November 6th 2018 will see another broadside on the stalled republican ship and 2020 will be the barrage that takes that ship down so far beneath the water that there will be little left that it even existed in the first place.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Today is the day in Virginia and New Jersey etc... that we vote! (#3203)

     Today is the beginning of the end for trumps and like minded republicans. If my sense of things is correct we will see a large turnout everywhere an election is held today. The biggest and most telling election comes from Virginia. The nature of that governorship and the two lower offices of state government have closed to an even status if you believe the polling. I however don't think the polling is truly reflective of how the voters will respond today. I fully expect an overwhelming turnout from voters who voted in 2016 and from voters who didn't. Why you may ask? Simply put it was the election of 2016 that woke America up!
     As the unfavorables for the republicans elected in 2016 show us that they are not appreciated, a backlash is commonly experienced in the next election. Historically that is one precedent. Yet there is more. The Mueller investigation is showing a deceptive if not treasonous side to the republican "winners" that has never been experienced before in American politics. It is my perception that we will not reward the party tied to the criminal activity like republicans are by electing more of them. I know they have their base who will let them get away with murder if that were the case but for the most part the rest of us are not so zealous in our loyalty to party to allow criminals to run our government. I expect a large turnout and a heavy vote for democrats.
     Every election going forward is going to be a referendum on the republican government majorities strategy of destroying the American working middle poor class. I say this with confidence this time because there is no way that democrats have been involved in these policies of taking away health care, diminishing social security in all its forms and reapportioning tax breaks toward the wealthy at the expense of the American working middle poor class. Those almost 50% of the electorate that sat our the 2016 debacle will be less inclined to do that this time since their liberties and freedoms are being attacked by republicans as well. So as I say here, when we democrats vote we win and today is the first reflection of that ideal across the US in the states that have elections.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Republicans want the poor to just disappear (#3202)

     Republicans won't say it out loud or in other ways unless among themselves but they want the poor class to just die. For some immoral reason they think that the poor are worthless and just a drag on their lifestyle. They see the world as a big playground without the troubles of poverty or disease. They are furious at we Democrats for wanting to help all of life have a better one instead of thinking like them that only a few deserved ones should have a better life. We Democrats are for all the people while Republicans are just for the wealthy people. It is as simple as that so it makes me wonder why and how Republicans can garner enough support to be in charge?
     We the poor and not wealthy are by far the largest voting majority in our nation. Yet somehow the wealthy through Republicans have been able to manipulate our political process in ways that have given them the majorities in every branch of our government. Their ability to finagle our Democracy to the point of ruining our Democracy is anti American and treasonous. Yet they care not a wit about that because the ends justify the means with them. They would have us all gone who are not them no matter the means. You get that don't you? They have no allegiance to the principles and nobility of our democratic institutions. They only want their selfish desires and those desires are their highest priority.
     You cannot count on Republicans to have a worthy soul to do the right thing for America since doing the right thing is whatever satisfies their own agenda of greed, power and wealth. If somehow they do something for all Americans it is of a secondary concern since getting what they want will always be their first priority. If we the poor were not so abundant because of their greed they would not need to end us as an strategy for them. Yet that is the byproduct of their greed, more poor than necessary. So they will keep and grow their wealth while trying to find ways to end the rest of us in some fashion. What has always been their answer in the past was war but that is less likely now since the rest of the world for the most part has come to embrace peace. Republicans will try though and if decreasing Social Security and Medical coverage opportunities for us poor helps them kill off the poor among us then that will have to do for now!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

People who sell out humanity are a scourge (#3201)

     The consequences of greed and power are the lessening of the human experience for all others. We see this play our with republican politics enormously but we democrats have a few bad apples ourselves. Yet the few bad apples we have are in no way the rule it is the exception whereas with republicans it is a hard and fast rule. So any kind of equating of both parties being the same is like saying one penny and a 100 dollar bill are money. Sure they are money but one is in absolute excess of the other. So comparing a penny to a 100 dollar bill and saying they are the same is a con job! Regardless though anyone who puts themselves in a public position above the duty they have to all the rest of us who are represented by them is an act of treason to their public oath.
     The same goes for those who are culpable in the Russian hacking and election interference from 2016. They went outside the bounds of American politics by becoming accomplices with an antagonistic foreign power just so that they could gain power, influence and wealth. These are also guilty of treason and if the word treason is going to mean anything to us as against all that we hold dear then the punishment for treason has to remain most severe. Our society and the society of our children depend upon us holding the line when it comes to attacks against our democracy. The republican party has crossed that line and soon enough we will know how many of them were culprits in the scheme.
     I always knew republicans were for the wealthy in our society but never would I have guessed that they would commit treason to prove it. The shame I feel for those who represent us in the public sphere and for those who voted for them and then still back them despite admitting that treason is not an offence they would call dishonorable, is immeasurable. The worst of it is that if democrats had committed treason they would have been screaming for the hangman and the guillotine yet since it was republicans it's okay because to them the ends justify the means. The stark reality that this displays is that republicans cannot win with their ideology of survival of the fittest and the best only for the wealthy so they have come to embrace a strategy were they sell their souls, a legacy of American patriotism, to become a prostitute for the worst that humanity can do it itself. The trade off is ignorant and disgraceful while the damage to the rest of us has yet to be fully suffered!