Thursday, October 31, 2019

Climate Change strikes Chicago Unhappy All Hallow's Eve

My Elm tree hasn't even lost a leaf
For the second straight year, heavy snow falls have inundated the greater Chicagoland Area almost 2 months before the official start of winter. This year the snow falls on the 30th and 31st of October have struck not only while leaves are still on the trees but, while many of those leaves have yet to even changed to Fall colors. This 2019 Halloween is worse than the dreadful one in 1993.

It's depressing that the concerted effort of the Rightwing in America in denying the reality of climate change. Even the United States Navy knows Climate change is real and presents an existential threat to the Navy's Mission and the World.

Back in 2010 James Mattis recognized the threat of climate change as his forward to the United States Joint Forces Command, Joint Operating Environment report indicates;
From economic trends to climate change and vulnerability to cyber attack, we outline those trends that remind us we must stay alert to what is changing in the world if we intend to create a military as relevant and capable as we possess today.
Of course, under Rapist Racist Traitor Trump and his Destruction of the Nation tour, the Navy shut down the U.S. Navy Task Force Climate Change because it had been set up by President Barack Obama.

And why not? Trump himself won't face the repercussions of Climate Change. Trump's window of life is under 10 years. His children will be safely protected by the Billions of Dollars Trump is swindling from the US Department of Defense and Treasury and even his youngest child will, most likely, not suffer the disastrous effects of Trump's evil and ignorant regime.
As a newly pinned Corporal I participated in the infamous
JFCOM Millennium Challenge 2002 Invasion of Iran War Games.

Binders Full of Women, Missouri Edition

So, the State of Missouri has been tracking the menustral cycles of Planned Parenthood patients. Republican rapist, felon and sex slavery afficiando Governor Eric Greitens nominated "Doctor" Randall Williams to the role of Missouri State Health Director, a role Williams had in North Carolina.   Williams used the power of his Government position to dictate all women must undergo an invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exam 3 days prior to a surgical abortion and now has created a spreadsheet of women in Missouri tracking their dates of medical procedures and menstural cycles. No doubt Eric Greitens would have used this data to kidnap some more Missouri women but, unfortunately Greitens resigned as Governor and rejoined the Navy.

In a normal functioning Nation, this would be a gross violation in all sense of the word, but when you realize this fits the goals of the Republican Party and the conservative movement it makes sense. Everyday Republicans inch closer to creating the Republic of Gilead and recreating the Slave State of the Idealogical Forefathers. Conservatives believe government exists to protect them, and bind their enemies. One of the dumbest myths about conservatives the media continues to propagate is conservatives want a small government when conservatives do not. They want a targeted government. And whom do they wish to target? The Non-#Maga.

Conservatives need lists of the enemies. Breitbart (warning links to Breitbart), 4Chan and the other Toxic Rightwing Internet groups love making "tags"; i.e. lists of the enemy; Liberals, minorities, teachers, feminists, LGBTQ, immigrants. Because those lists will be used by conservatives, as soon as they re-elect Traitor Trump in 2020, to round-up, re-enslave and exterminate millions of Americans.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Revenge of the Thin Blue Line

Ann needs higher and higher doses
of raw racism to get the same High
Another unjustified shooting of a black person by a scared, dumb, or racist white cop...

Yet another unjustified shooting of a minority by a scared, dumb, or racist white cop... The Fresno Police Department investigated itself and found it did the right thing. The "investigation" tied the young man to a previous shooting, claimed he was known to carry guns, and stated he fled into a daycare. Nicely done! All the components are thus present to allow White America sagely nod, applaud the Officers, and tut-tut those people and their criminality...

This is all done to ensure certain segments of society KNOW, justice is unequal, laws are selectively enforced, and sentences (in this case death) are unequally administered. And conservatives, who are forever warning about the Government lying, greedily accept ever report which exonerates and justifies these killings precisely because conservatives agree with the execution of black people. Conservatives believe all black people are a priori guilty of some crime. Ergo any extrajudicial killing of a black person is, in fact, justified.

As we have seen, even with the ubiquitousness of cell phones, body cams, and dashboard recordings, Police Officers don't have much qualms in shooting down even fleeing suspects. These incidents are Unconstitutional on their face. Extrajudicial executions of persons not convicted of crimes represent the ultimate seizure under the 4th Amendment. The landmark ruling of Tennessee vs. Garner is settled law and is known to every Officer for the past 35 years. But, White America and specifically white conservatives not only justify these killings but, agree with and defend them vociferously.

After every shooting, the Rightwing Wurlitzer revs up to muddy the waters, fabricate evidence, smear the dead black person, and works to undermine Law & Order. Because it serves the purpose of Conservatives to repeatedly show black America and other minority groups that the Law will be unequally applied and criminal cops will be not only afforded every opportunity and defense they denied their victims but, will be heralded as heroes and lionized by White America.

So, Police and Sheriff's Departments have a problem; partially of their own making. Throughout America, communities no longer view Police Officers as the good guys. As with the above killing in Fresno, previous killings in Ferguson, Staten Island, and so many others, Police Departments are concluding Officers use of deadly force is fine, and while minorities have known for years Police Officers are not the good guys, segments of society are having to confront the awful visual evidence.

It doesn't matter if the incidents are nuanced or if it's just a few bad apples or if it is because of the institutional and structural racism built into Law Enforcement & American Society, or whatever the "true" underling issue is; The Truth is Police Officers are killing American citizens, and especially black men, at an unjustified rate and getting away with it.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Banana Republican Party will dissolve the US Government in order to defend Trump and maintain Power

The Crooks Brothers Riot II (Driftglass)
Trump and his cadre Republican Traitors attempted to shut down part of the Impeachment proceedings by violating SCIF regulations and laws. Because at this point, Republicans know no unlawful, illegal, or unconstitutional action they undertake will be condemned by Faux News and their actions will be applauded by the toxic rightwing internet.

Under Trump the tendency for Republicans to deny the legitimacy of a Democratically controlled Government has hyper-accelerated. It is but a matter of time before the Republicans out-right declare the US Government not controlled by them is unlawful and ipso facto defunct and they seize power in a Putsch.

Conservatives have benefited for years at the unequal applications of laws and the selective enforcement of rules. Trump himself has relied on failing upwards and not being held to account for his criminality and malfeasance. As President, Trump has sped-up the damage to foundational concepts and the Rule of Law.

We have already witnessed the Republicans declaring the US Constitution does not apply to restraining them. Trump appointed Judges have issued rulings that Trump is immune from prosecution and even investigation, including fulfilling his infamous threat of shooting someone on 5th Avenue and getting away with it. It's a short step to the Republicans declaring no Non-#MAGA official, liberal, or Democrat has any power or jurisdiction over a Republican. Ever!

Conservatives will back all illegal activities and all it will take is a drunken Matt Gaetz calling for violence and Conservatives will declare ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!

Driftglass writes up the pathos ruling the Conservative mind these days in his piece Room 101.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Lynching Trump the Ethnic Cleanser by Bill Orally

Of course, Trump complained his Impeachment is a "Lynching". White Victimhood* is the entirety of the conservative identity. Since Watergate the entire rightwing universe has been building up to this moment; the Glorious Moment when Conservative politicians can wantonly commit crimes while in power and not worry about being removed.

This is all Nixon's Revenge. Conservatives decided in 1974 they would never again let the left, the media, the America people dictate whether or not they were in power. Since then it's been the creation of rightwing think tanks to craft gerrymandered districts, powerful lobbyists writing the legislation for the Republican Congress to pass and President to sign, thefts of Judgeships, the creation of the Alternative Facts of the Rightwing Hate Radio, the non-stop Propaganda of Faux News, and the relentless lies promulgated by the conservative internet.

This coordinated Rightwing effort has born it's Treasonous Fruit; the bloated Orange Criminal, Rapist, Racist in the White House. Trump is not a deviation from Conservatism; He is the Most Full Expression of a Conservative.

As with Boofer O'Kavanugh the Rightwing has reveled in Trump's blatant criminality and shameless venal mendacity, and no witness, no expose, no act of Treason, betrayal, no brazen crime will ever untether them from Trump.

It's not the old bromide that a person being conned will continue to go along with the con instead of admitting they were wrong and are a dupe. Conservatives are fully invested in the grift Trump, the Republican Party and the conservative movement are pulling. It doesn't even matter if they lose a farm which has been in their family for generations or even fucking die because of the Con, they are in on it and that is all that matters.

Being in on the Con and being fed non-stop agitprop means all conservatives have to do is wait... Traitor Trump has already gotten the US media to go along with concentration camps on the US border and ethnic cleansing of the Kurdish "there no angels" People. When Trump declares won't someone rid me of these troublesome Democrats? The Maga Horde will spring into action rounding-up and murdering the Non-#MAGA whilst Faux News justifies it as a response to the Soviet-Style Coup

*- I do not know to whom to attribute, but on Twitter and Facebook I saw the explanation white men must constantly invoke Slavery & Lynching for oppression because there is literally no commonly understood term for oppressing white males.

Monday, October 21, 2019

The Cubs and the Ricketts Family Curse

Rickettsia -  small disease causing bacteria transmitted by ticks.
As the World Series draw near the Astros will make their 2nd appearance in 3 years, it's time for Chicago baseball fans to resurrect the time-honored eternal lament Wait till Next Year. And to recognize for all the talk about "every season is sacred" the Chicago Cubs are more than willing to coast and cash-in on the dying embers of the 2016 Championship for the Cubs fans must face the truth the "vaunted" World Series Window hath closed.

It's also time to note that while WSCR 670 The Score calls this the greatest era in Modern Cubs History, in reality the Cubs have not made the Playoffs for the last two seasons. The Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer brain trust is chock full of Hubris, believing the hype that they are the smartest guys in baseball, they've overvalued their own players, made terrible decisions in Free Agent signings, and now need a new manager because they ran the last one out of town.

Now, this is nothing against any player on the Cubs, I wish them nothing but good luck in getting as much money from the Team and sport they can before the harsh Ricketts family ownership and wonder boy Epstein jettison them.

But, in reality I have not been a Cubs fan since the odious Ricketts family descended upon Chicago like a plague of locusts and got control of the Cubs in October 2009. Joe Ricketts is the TD Ameritrade Patriarch who made his fortune the old-fashioned way; by siphoning off money from people, like the blood-sucking tick borne disease which is their namesake

In 2007, Sam Zell another ruthless and worthless "investor" acquired the Tribune Company using the financial trickery of a "leveraged buyout" dumping Billions of dollars of debt onto the Tribune Corporation and then selling off the valuable assets; i.e. the Chicago Cubs. The Ricketts Family took note and implemented "Project North Side"; a complicated scheme of chicanery and inventive bookkeeping using the purposefully shady, complicated, and byzantine banking rules to buy the Cubs without actually having the assets or cash-in-hand.

With the Cubs purchase Joe Ricketts, an unabashed racist, felt no compunction in running 6 straight losing seasons with cut-rate players maximizing profits and now after 1 World Series Title, setting up as many revenue streams as possible to drain the Cubs Fanbase of dollars. Next season the Cubs will remove their games from TV onto their "Marquee Network", a pay-per-view channel.

Like, most of the Corporate Vulture Class, Joe Ricketts got rich spending other peoples' money. Then congratulated himself on his "work ethic" and set about using the Awesome power of the Government  to crush the Working Class. After winning the World Series, Ricketts worked to get Trump elected, ever since the Cubs have lost.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Traitor Trump surrenders to Erdogan and Vlad Putin

If Trump wasn't an avowed Traitor would you be able to tell by his actions? Trump's syphilitic ignorance and his pathetic fear over his multiple Impeachable actions coming to light have pushed him into panic mode.

But, thankfully NPR today conducted another "Cletus Safari" to find out What do Trump voters think.* And lo and behold, Trump voters declare they love him because he's pro-life, doing such a tremendous job with the Military, and they are disingenuously mad and shocked at the media for saying Trump isn't acting Presidential.

There is no reaching the Maga Horde. Instead, all efforts must be made to fight voter suppression and to get as many Democratic voters to the polls. A Trump 2020 Victory will be as the Arch-Traitor himself declares, "....Death to America."

*- The media under Trump, in their relentless drive to normalize him, run variations on 4 stories;
  1. Both Sides Do It.
  2. Democrats in Disarray!
  3. What do Trump Voters think?
  4. Today, Trump, truly became President... 

Friday, October 11, 2019

It's not just Traitor Trump. The entire Republican Party is owned by Russian pimps and gangsters

Okay... It's been known for a long time the Trump Crime Family has been laundering money for the Russian Oligarchs for decades and Trump himself has been a Russian asset since his first recruitment in the 1980's.

Because, Trump's stupidity and business failures left him without a source of funding the 1990's, but Trump has been is a mob-adjacent grifter for decades so it was natural he would find the the newest rising Criminal Syndicate and get himself in deep with Russian gangsters.

The recent arrests of Two Russian-backed Urkainian spies who had multiple "business" contracts with Trump, Traitor Tot Don Jr, Rudy Giuliani, Paul Manafort, Pete Sessions, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Lindsay Graham, and other Republicans brings it all around. It wasn't only Trump who sold out his country for Russian roubles but The Entire Republican Party. 

Recall the Department of Justice and US Senate has declared the NRA was acting as an undeclared Russian-backed foreign agency funneling illicit Russian monies into the campaigns of numerous Republicans.

Now, forget this penetrating the bubble of the #MAGAt Horde they're unreachable and have been for a long time.

Instead what we are facing is the same dilemma which confounded many liberals and Democrats in 2016, can we use the apparatus of government to achieve justice? In reality, this has been the eternal problem facing the left for centuries; can the tools of the Master be used to dismantle the master's house?

Under FDR, Harry Truman, JFK, and LBJ the Democratic Party seemed to make advances using the power of the government to advance justice; consequently this when conservatives decided "Big Government" was the problem with America. As soon as Government could help alleviate the woes facing those who have traditionally been crushed under the Government, conservatives

Now, even though conservatives have hated Government since then, Republicans have not. Instead Republicans set about undermining protections and sharpening the elements of the Government which help them acquire and maintain power and which could be used to undo the Progressive gains of the 20th century. See for instance the bullshit narrative of Antonin Scalia and his "Orginalism" arguments.

Now, Republicans have been more than willing to destroy the American people in the quest to End the American dream and return the 99% to endless Wage Slavery and Eternal Corporate Bondage but, I did not think they would wholly sell out the Nation to their once most hated enemies. But, I admit I misunderestimated the Perfidy of the Republican Party.

2018 was the first steps in retaking the Nation from the rightwing terrorists and Republican traitors 2020 will be the turning point and place upon President Professor Elizabeth Warren the terrible task of bringing the Cadre of Conservative Criminals to justice.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Let's talk Turkey. Trump is owned by Erdogan.

Thank you Prime Minister Erdogan for joining us yesterday to celebrate the launch of #TrumpTowers Istanbul!—Ivanka Trump 4/20/12
And the rush by Rightwing liars to justify whatever Trump does is off!!!
Conservatives #dgaf about the chaos in the Middle East or the struggle of the Kurdish people. The only thing conservatives care about is #OwntheLibs. DJ Traitor Trump has never and will never care enough about anything difficult to understand. Trump is a vile and venal creature who views the world and people as how they can aid him and whether or not they can make him pay his debts. Turkish President Erdogan clearly can make Trump pay,
"I have a little conflict of interest ’cause I have a major, major building in Istanbul" - Traitor Trump 2015
As Trump's impeachment is certain; Putin, Erdogan and others are going to call in their chits. And Trump is uncaring or too dumb to see the whole timing of the US pullout shows it. Turkey declares they are moving forward with a long planned military operation into Northern Syria and Trump gets a phone call from Turkish President Erdogan demanding payback.

So Trump being stupid but, needing the fawning adoration of his #Magat Horde declares he defeated ISIS and is now pulling back US Forces;
“Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area,” according to a White House statement.
Trump knows his rabid base only care about the semblance of victory. Conservatives long ago abandoned objective reality and treat Trump or a Republican administrations statements as stone-cold facts. So Trump tweeted out,
As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over... the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT! Oct 7, 2019
It's shades of the conservative reaction to the Iraq War. Conservatives proclaimed Iraq a Glorious Victory dozens of times during W(orst POTUS Ever) pResidency, beginning when C+ Augustus awarded himself a Triumph aboard the USS Enterprise on May 1, 2003 and continuing until right-wingers declared V-I Day on November 8, 2008 in order to "get it on the record".

But, while the Iraq War Crimes and Middle East chaos were exactly what Dick Cheney and the Republican Party wanted in order to make off with Trillions of dollars in Wealth stolen from the American and Iraqi people, Trump's decision is actually more pathetic.

Ultimately, the chaos in the Middle East ties back directly to George W(worst President of All-Time) Bush ginning up a war in Iraq and ISIS is the unholy muslim love-child of Ronnie Raygun and W(orst) but, that doesn't matter right now because Trump's weakness is going to get a massive number of people killed, destroy any semblance of stability in the Middle East, and cede geopolitical dominance in the region.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Trump is a runaway nuclear pile of treason emitting crimes at an exponentially expanding rate

"I guess you probably know the numbers were extremely lopsided, right? I’m just trying to figure out the few people who voted the other way. Who are they? Who are they? Find out who they are, please, and let us know."  - Trump once told Police Officers to figure out who voted against him.
Faced with the prospect of his Impeachment and Imprisonment Trump is melting down and threatens to destroy the Nation with him. Whatever control rods once kept Trump's wanton runaway criminality in check early on have been removed and he is surrounded by his idiot sons and venal sycophants.

It's unsurprising Trump sought out and was fed rightwing conspiracy theories by his cadre of traitors and criminals. Propaganda has won. Conservatives exist only inside their echo-chamber; emitting, inhaling, and regurgitating lies about the Democratic Party and deep state plots against The Chosen One. Of course, conservatives have a habit of getting high on their own supply of propaganda so, Trump believes there are secrets in Ukraine and all he needed to do was use a foreign intelligence service to bring down his political rivals. Trump's favorite journalist Glenn Greenwald has repeatedly told him the U.S. Government does the same thing, so turnabout is fair play.

At this point, Trump believes his best strategy is to brazenly commit more and more crimes out in the open. His Maga Horde will never believe Trump has done anything wrong, while at the same time they descend upon any story or news report and spam and troll comments.

But, as Traitor Trump screeches there now is the real prospect of conservatives ramping up their domestic terrorist campaign. Ramping up is the key because conservatives are already engaged in low-level violence against the Nation. Paramilitary conservatives don't believe they will defeat the US military in open warfare, what the Oathbreakers and other groups believe is their initial terror campaign will incite a reaction and as violence escalates the National Guard, Law Enforcement, and eventually the military will get involved; then the majority of those organizations will join the Maga Horde as the Oathbreakers valiantly take back America as the tip of the spear.

Of course, if this happens and people die and the country fractures it doesn't matter to Trump because his goal has always been to enrich himself and his spawn and access to grift billions from the US Treasury and Department of Defense budget was the ultimate prize.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Second President of the Confederacy D.J. Trump declares Civil War 2.0

The Confederacy is not a place; it's a people. - Trump All Father
As I predicted, faced with his legal removal Trump has decided threatening violence and stoking civil war is his best recourse. He raised the Spectre of a COUP in his beyond outrageous tweeter feed. BTW, fuck you @ Jack Dorsey for your platform which is overrun with fascists and is amplifying Trump's incitements. Twitter does have a clear bias and it's for The Fash. 

Of course, while Twitler screeches 'Coup' 'Coup' 'Coup', like a syphilitic rooster, I must at least point out the Conservative Maga Horde could not tell a Coup d'etat from a Coupe DeVille. Edward Luttwak defines a Coup d'etat as "the infiltration of a small but critical segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder." (Coup d'Etat pg.12)

Nor is this a Putsch or Pronunciamiento or Cuartelazo or any other term for an overthrow of a government. But, the Oathbreakers and III Inch Penises and other rightwing paramilitary domestic terrorists stand ready to slaughter Americans.

This is beyond reckless and beyond outrageous and beyond whatever other modifier you want to attach. But, here we are... Trump is just the figurehead for the culmination of 50 years of evil rightwing hatred, policy agenda, and propaganda efforts.

Conservatives learned lessons form Vietnam and Watergate. They will never allow another Republican President to be impeached no matter what crimes President Trump has committed and is committing.

Conservatives also adopted the IOKIYAR It's Okay If You're a Republican) defense. Roy Moore, Gym Jordan, Brett Kavanugh's offenses were all ignored and an active smear campaign defense was adopted because these men are dutiful warriors helping to advance the rightwing agenda of intolerance and oppression. These Rape-publcians knew never to apologize but, to instead attack their victims and accusers.

The other lesson conservatives learned that all the talk about Demographic destiny and long-term damage to a Party is nonsense. There is no Long Term only Short Term. Win now and by the time the next election rolls around the fallout from your destructive victory back then will be forgotten or overshadowed by the current crisis. George W. Bush's criminal maladministration should have shunted the Republican Party to the political wilderness for a generation yet after losing in 2006 and 2008 they roared back into power in 2010 and hamstrung Barack Obama's Presidency, dutifully aided by the Media who also helped propel Traitor D.J. Trump into a viable candidate.

Of course, this underplays the True Coup which has been going on for decades in America. The Republican Party routinely loses elections but, due to their masterful skill at manipulating the Apparatus of Government routinely get control of the Government. Republicans have lost 5 of the last 6 Presidential Elections yet it hasn't slowed or reversed their Ultra-Reactionary policies. Republicans often receive less overall votes for State and Federal Legislatures but because of their voter suppression and unlawful district mapping programs win more seats.

The True Coup, the long term slow moving Coup, has been the Republican Party maintaining and gaining more and more political power and control as their voting base shrinks.

Now, faced with the real prospect of having their Chosen One, the Racist Rapist selected by the Electoral Collage for the White House, removed conservatives are turning back to their tried and true lever of controlling the Government; Violence.

Conservatives are aching, yearning, waiting for the order to begin killing the Non-#Maga. And before you dismiss this because the rightwing domestic terrorists have no planes and no tanks understand: the Arch-Traitor Oathkeepers don't believe they will beat the U.S. Army, they believe as their sporadic acts of rightwing terror unfold and morph into full-blown Civil War, the U.S. Army will join them.