Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Republicans want Trains to run on time, so they can ship you to Death Camps

Apparently, Republicans have decided their decades long agenda of slashing government regulation and rules designed to curtail negligent business from cutting corners and conducting their businesses unsafely is the fault of President Joe Biden.  Republicans can do this while they literally work to create the conditions for future incidents like this.

I guess Republicans have decided to dust off the old playbook of blaming everything on a Democratic President even and especially things they are responsible for.  This time its' the Norfolk Suffolk train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio which Republicans Blame Biden for, similar to how the blamed Barack for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010.

Trump returned to the scene of the crime
with a Death to America Rally today
Of course, all of this lays at the feet of the Republican agenda of strangling the regulation of big business while companies like this are more than willing to slash safety protocols because they know the cost of cleaning up any damage will, most likely, be borne by the American taxpayer.  Privatize the Profits and Socialize the Losses remains a key component of business attraction to Republican politicians.

For years, we've witnessed Republican legislatures and executives undermine, neuter, and eliminate regulations and then when a disaster hits, they run to the loving arms of Faux News to blame Democrats.

Think the Texas Power Grid failure, the odious Ted Cruz and doddering Greg Abbott blamed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal.  

Do you remember in 2015 when the EPA investigated and attempted to clean up abandoned mines in Colorado and were overwhelmed by the negligent malefeacance of the companies who just up and abandoned the toxic waste products?  So that the Animas River was turned into an orange sludge from millions of gallons of waste which spilled into it?  Hey, that business in America let someone else clean up your mess and if they fuck it up well that's on them!

Voting for Republican deregulation vividly
demonstrated in Ohio.

Just think back to the election of 2020 when Rightwingers everywhere were screaming, literally screaming, that Joe Brandon was declaring War on American Energy by trying to limit fucking fossil fuels.

Of course, this current deregulation disaster in Ohio has allowed the worst of the rightwing on-line provocateurs like small faced Charlie Kirk and King Bigot Fucker Carlson to declare this was secretly an attack on White People by President Biden and VP Kamala Harris.

It’s very simple. It’s because the war on white people continues. Why would you care for the white working-class voters in eastern Ohio? - Charlie Kirk

This is the other plank of the Republican game plan of always blaming Democratic Presidents for Republican malfeasance; they also cry and moan and bitch non-stop, all day, everyday in the hopes the electorate will give in to their tantrum and let them have control of the government.  This worked very well on my Generation X slacker cohorts in 2000 but is having less effect on the Milleninals and Zoomers who've learned to talk trash back to the Twitter trolls and rightwing propagandists and haven't been brain-washed by the BothSides are the same and other rhetorical bullshit rightwingers used on Gen-X and the Boomers to such effect.  It certainly worked on White people in Ohio, who voted for Trump for voted for do-nothing Mike DeWine for Governor and know-nothing V.D. Vance for Senator.  But, now that the white people of Ohio's votes for Republicans and deregulation are coming back to destroy them and their communities it's time to shift the blame.

The only reason Republicans want the trains to run on time and not derail is because they are planning on using them the same way their ideological ancestors in Germany did; to round-up the people the Republicans hate and send them to death camps.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Shall Not Be Infringed 3: Dude Process and the Absolute Right of Men to execute Women with Guns

"You talked about one of the advantages of the Sexual Revolution was the transformation of the idea that rape was a property crime into a crime against the women herself, and I would say, 'Look I have plenty of sympathy for that perspective', I think it's fundamentally true but... but... I'm going to push back all this is very complicated," Jordan Peterson argues that rape is only really a crime when men's rights (i.e. rights of ownership over the woman's body) are considered transgressed by the criminal act. 
A man.  An aggrieved man.  He grabs his guns and blam 6 people are dead.

Richard Dale Crum in Arkabutla, Mississippi didn't take to kindly to another man trying to exert property rights over his ex-wife.  So Crum shot his ex-wife after pistol whipping her new man.  Then he killed a dude sitting in a truck at a convenience store, then he went to his ex-wife's families house and shot and killed them, then he killed two other people behind his home.  Then he went inside his house, relaxed and waited to be arrested.  And in this land of the Shall Not Be Infringed Crum was dutifully arrested by the Police because he will have his day in court and be afforded his DUDE PROCESS Rights

Tate Reeves said something or other about this shooting but, Reeves has little interest in Gun regulation and more in ensuring Women are reverted to Property status and hiding his involvement with Brett Favre in securing stealing millions of dollars of funds set aside for needy families to build his Favre's volleyball stadium.  Tate Reeves was Lt. Gov as Favre and Mississippi Republicans launched their scheme to steal a hundred million in TANF funds. 

In Mississippi, a woman has very few rights a Republican needs to recognize and none an aggrieved man needs respect.

So, Crum did what every white male gun owner in America wants to do.  Kill those who've trespassed against him and living to enjoy the fame and notoriety as another Second Amendment Hero. 

Additional Terrorism:
Meanwhile, while reading up on this incident a domestic violence mass shooting occurred in the Houston suburb of Galena Park.  The murderous gunman was chilling at the home his current girlfriend, apparently with her 4 teenage daughters and decided fuck this; that bitch is getting hit on by other men and she's my property so I'm going to take my gun and exercise my absolute right to murder 3 teenage girls, rape the 4th, and then shoot myself.  An aggrieved man exercised his "god" given and SCOTUS defended right to murder women.

Guns are an absolute blight but, they are an absolute necessity in Republican politics because having a large stable of unstable men ready to pick up guns and murder women, Trans persons, liberals, teachers, Democrats, elected officials is a core principle and foundational plank of the Republican Party. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Shall Not Be Infringed 2: The Unconstitutional Sheriff's of America invade Illinois and they love Guns

Furiously looking for the Sheriff Section of
the US Constitution
We are in an Era when legislation, which is overwhelmingly supported by a broad swath of the populace, is routinely undermined by Special Interest groups who craft ridiculously worded lawsuits to undermine common sense legislation.

So, when the Illinois Legislature passed the Assault Weapons Ban its intent could not be any more clear; it is far too easy for military grade weaponry to get into peoples' hands in Illinois.

But, a large cohort of conservatives love when people are shot to pieces and support the unrestricted gun violence afflicting the United States.

Sure, some gun nuts might make some blasé hand waving comment about mental health and proudly proclaim Highland Park Strong but, when it comes down to it conservatives are more than willing to let 40,000 Americans die and hundreds of thousands be wounded from gunfire each and every year so they can possess their toys and fantasize about overthrowing the Government or waiting inside their house to Defend their castle from the GAY WOKE BLM ANTIFA roaming freely from the Hellscapes of Democrat Run Cities.

So, predictably after a gun law gets passed a whole bunch of Illinois Sheriffs decided they are not going to enforce the law.  

“The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people. I, among many others, believe that HB 5471 is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution."

Sheriff Mendrick's fallacious Argument ad Populum aside, I guess Mendrick needs a refresher course in basic Civics; Legislatures write laws, Judges interpret laws, Sheriffs enforce laws.  But, nah a bunch of Sheriff's and their deputies have declared they know the Constitution and the Second Amendment better than any politician, judge, or legislator so they won't enforce the Assault Weapon Ban.  Except, of course, Mendrick is a politician and one who is indebted to the conservative belief system that the Law (writ large) and Law Enforcement Agencies exist to harass and arrest black and brown people, because All White People are good guys with guns right up until they pull that trigger and murder people and then well law enforcement will gingerly take them into custody and ensure they receive they DUDE PROCESS.

There is a name for people who decide that they won't follow the law... 

If you are unaware, the Constitutional Sheriff movement argues that the County Sheriff is the highest official in his County with greater authority than the Legislature, Governor, Federal Law Enforcement and even the President. They couch this nonsense in some Magna Carta flim-flam which they "learned" from watching Robin Hood movies and deciding the Sheriff of Nottingham was the Real Hero in each film.

Here is a good synopsis of the "Constitutional Sheriff" Movement from a Georgetown Law article.
The “constitutional sheriffs” movement contends that “[t]he law enforcement powers held by the sheriff supersede those of any agent, officer, elected official or employee from any level of government when in the jurisdiction of the county.”  Self-proclaimed “constitutional sheriffs” claim to derive this supreme authority from historical practice as well as the oath they swear to the Constitution (even though an oath pledging to uphold the Constitution is standard for many public officials and government employees). Thus, “constitutional sheriffs” assert that they have the power to determine the constitutionality of the laws they are entrusted with enforcing, and to refuse to enforce any law that they believe is unconstitutional.
Fortunately, Mendrick and other rightwing semi-fascist Sheriffs got a great deal of pushback from the Illinois legislature.  And while SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED lawsuits brought forth by rightwing scumbags gained temporary limited injunctions and restraining orders for the implementation of the law by small podunk Illinois Republican Judges a the Federal Seventh Circuit Court pushed back and rejected a Naperville lawsuit by a Merchant of Death that an Assault Weapons Ban caused irreparable harm to his business.
"Because assault weapons are particularly dangerous weapons and high-capacity magazines are particularly dangerous weapon accessories, their regulation accords with history and tradition. Naperville and Illinois lawfully exercised their authority to control their possession, transfer, sale and manufacture by enacting a ban on commercial sales. That decision comports with the Second Amendment."

Friday, February 17, 2023

Panty Sniffing Ron DeSantis is taking a break from fucking up Florida to invade Illinois

Ron DeSantis has been invited to Illinois by supreme scumbag John Catanzara.  Perhaps you'll recall Dirty John Catanzara has been forced to resign from the Police Force after years of being a criminal cop.  Or perhaps you will remember when Catanzara enthusiastically endorsed the Jan6th Insurrection.  Well, DeathSantis is planning on speaking on President's Day...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to come to Elmhurst on Monday, according to the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police.

On Thursday, the organization invited members to see the Republican governor at a yet-to-be-disclosed site in Elmhurst. Doors are set to open at 3:30 p.m.

According to the invitation, the location will be revealed 48 hours before the "Back the Blue" event. The invitation said DeSantis would speak about law enforcement.

DeSantis is just the type of vile vicious asshole who appeals to Catanzara.  But, even worse High School Girl humping Ron, as he gears up for his Presidential Run in 2024, is seeking to bolster his support amongst dirtbag Officers who adore his Quasi-Fascist policies.  I am aghast but unsurprised at the hold Ron DeSantis has over white suburbanites. They love him because he hurts the people they want hurt.

They love him because he provides them The Show they want, the results are irrelevant and incidental, but the pomp and circumstance, the tweets by Christina Pushaw, the made for TV arrests, and press conferences in which he #OwnstheLibs and announces another Anti-Woke program or Anti-LGBTQ pogrom fill the dark evil need wypipo have in the depths of their inhumane souls.

DeSantis' background details hardly matter. Because on the surface he's everything white people venerate. A Veteran!!! Do white people care his Bronze Star is literally without the "V" for Valor? No. In fact it's important to them that DeSantis got his award for defending and implmenting torture on "TERRORISTS".

Do rightwingers care about his creepy parties with high school girls as their cool teacher plying them with booze?  Fake News!!!

Do conservatives care about Ron's DeathSentence for over a 100,000 residents in Florida by his Covid denialism and lies?  No, that was Ron being strong and not bowing down to Fauci and the Killer Jab!

Do they care about the legality of those 20 "voter fraud" arrests?  Doubtful, since Racist Ron targeted the Blacks with his task force.  Do Floridians care about panty sniffing Ron wanting to track and maintain a database of their little girls menstrual cycles?  Well... I guess they care a little bit since they pushed back but, High School Stalker DeSantis is no doubt looking at Governor Glenn Youngkin in Virginia as the way to ensure Florida has a giant database on every teenage girl and their periods by claiming Law Enforcement needs to track every little girls menstruation for criminal reasons.

DeSantis has an intoxicating allure for a certain segment of America.  That allure is the promise to unleash America's white power on those who deserve to be put back in their place or eliminated.  Conservatives see in DeSantis the unfulfilled promise of Trump.  Cops especially...

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Shall Not Be Infringed: Red Flag Gun laws don't work and won't be enforced; which is exactly why they were adopted in the first place

It's every Man's Right to Murder his
Wife or even some random women 
He's Stalking. It's his Dude Process.

Anthony Wayne McRae won't be remembered for more than a week or so but the 8 people he shot before killing himself will be forgotten by rightwing gun nuts even before that. (Some rightwing gun nuts on Elon Musk Twitter will declare McRae is a Democrat because he's black and add him to their phony list of all shooters being Democrats.)

But, what the Mass Murder Firearms Industry will never forget is how each of these mass shootings boosts their sales of Guns and Stock Prices!

Besides screaming CHICAGO! CHICAGO! CHICAGO! (which we know is a dog whistle for Blacks!) after every mass shooting, Republican gun humpers shout 'Just enforce the laws already on the books!', then Republicans go out and challenge those laws and get a Republican appointed Judge to declare Gun Laws are Unconstitutional.

Repeat as Necessary.

The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals citing the SCOTUS Bruen Ruling declared Domestic Abusers can not have their guns taken from them via court order.  Because as the Supremacist Court ruled only Gun Laws in effect at the ratification of the 2nd Amendment pass Constitutional Muster.

In 1996 the Lautenberg Amendment to the 1968 Gun Control Act denied abusive violent husbands from keeping or buying firearms after domestic violence convictions.  So, this would seem to be one of the areas of Gun Regulation which seemed to be uncontroversial.  And while this may seem uncontroversial to you, to the Firearms Industrial Complex and their co-dependent co-conspirators Republicans this is a problem.  Because a large component of firearms purchases are made by abusive men to kill their so-called loved ones.  Abusive Men are the backbone of the Republican Party.

The father of the Club Q shooter, when told of his son's crimes, first response was to be relieved about his son's sexuality, "They started telling me about the incident, a shooting… And then I go on to find out it’s a gay bar. I got scared, ‘Shit, is he gay?’ And he’s not gay, so I said, phew… I am a conservative Republican.  I praised him for violent behaviour really early. I told him it works. You’ll get immediate results.  My opinion about gays is that it is not okay”.

Remember Republicans are now wearing AR-15 lapel pins, because they identify with the weapon used repeatedly in Mass Shootings and not with Americans or even the abstract 2nd Amendment, they identify with the physical weapons.  Because besides having a large stable of Stochastic Terrorists destabilizing the Nation and making normal Americans ready for a Rightwing Strongman Authoritarian government, the Republican political plan, is to have enough men ready and willing to murder Americans and make the Nation ungovernable except by them.  Fascism isn't coming it's already here.  Be prepared. 

Monday, February 13, 2023

Of (Unidentified) Balloons & (Super) Bowls

 After every Super Bowl the losing teams fan base and paid talking heads bemoan an egregious game deciding penalty.

In Super Bowl LVII it was a holding call by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry on Kansas Cry Chiefs Juju Smith-Schuster.  Unfortunately, some classless Eagles fans claim the holding didn't even happen, while others are claiming while "Technically" a holding it's a ticky-tack call and should not be called in a SuperBowl.  Sadly, for those biased Eagles Fans and the Integrity of the "Game" the penalty did occur, the Ref in question had a sight-line on it, and the referee correctly threw the flag.  Additionally, and this a fact which of course, devestates the entire conspiracy theory and YouTube trolls make, Carl Cheffers the head referee for this game was the referee for the Chiefs-Buccaneers Super Bowl in which Kansas City was flagged 8 times for 95 yards in the 1st half so he's hardly been a make Patrick Mahomes the Greatest by cheating co-conspirator.

The bullshit argument that this is somehow "The Refs deciding the Game" are tantamount to demanding the referee should reward those who break rules because of the spirit of the game demands the players play.  Not calling an obvious penalty which did, in fact occur, would be far worse as it rewards breaking the rules and is by definition the referees deciding the game.

And far more disconcerting was the state of the field and the NFL decision to apparently paint the grass with their logos.  Players on both sides slipped, fell, and this determined the course of several plays. 

Anyway, Kansas City won and now Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid are amongst the Pantheon of NFL Greats as two-time Super Bowl winners.  As to the classlessness of the fans in Philadelphia, I'll leave the analysis to Jarrett Payton, son of Chicago Bears legend Walter, 

It hurt me a little bit because even in that moment, you can be upset with all those guys, guys that are on the rival team that you play against, but still in that moment, it took me back a little bit. I was like, come on, man, for all the good this guy is doing in the community, just clap for him for a little bit. Maybe when he’s walking off the field and the stage, then you can boo him. But while he’s up there, show him his props.  I didn’t take it personal, but the football gods were looking down on them when they did that. There’s a reason why Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs came out in that second half and laid it to them. It is what it is.”

Of more or possibly less concern is the multiple Unidentified Flying Objects shot down over the past week.  OF course, of fucking course the Republicans see this as an opportunity to attack President Biden and their rightwing drones will accept nothing less than an admission by the GAY WOKE Norad and limp-wristed Air Force that President Biden and his son Hunter in conjunction with the Chinese Government allowed these objects over America to weaken us because China Joe owes the Chinese for stealing the 2020 Presidential election and also these are Chinese BioWeapons being deployed to deplete our precious freedoms and NO MASKS!!!! 

James Cormer current Republican liar in charge of the House Oversight went on a wild speculation, 

“My concern is that the federal government doesn’t know what’s in that balloon. Is that bioweapons in that balloon? Did that balloon take off from Wuhan? We don’t know anything about that balloon.”

When pressed that he had nothing to base this on, zero evidence, Cormer responded twice with the Sea-Lion JAQing off response, "I asked a question".  A disingenuous technique which Republicans favor because it makes them seem smart and inquisitive when it's naught but a method of pushing outrageous rightwing lies and propaganda and putting the burden of disproving their bullshit on their opponent.

There is no situation that Republicans can not make worse, because the Republican Party has NOTHING to offer the American people.  No substantive policies.  No plans to improve the lives of Americans.  Nothing but fear & anger.  And this is what the Republican villains pump into the country daily; Fear & Anger.  

Friday, February 10, 2023

Ron DeSantis fucking loves High School Girls

 Or loves fucking High School Girls... I always get that subject-object-verb / subject-verb-object rule mixed up.

When Ron DeSantis was in his early 20's he drank and canoodled with High School girls, plying the underagers with booze and being the cool teacher who inappropriately liked to hang around with them.  You think Traitor Trump didn't recognize a kid diddler when he saw one? Donald "Epstein Island" Trump spent his whole life surrounding himself with child sex aficionados.  Matt "Venmo High School Girls" Gaetz is Trump's #1 guy in Florida.

Now, DeSantis supporters are livid.  They think Ron is the natural successor to Trump's Semi-Fascist Movement.  Conservatives love the way DeSantis hurts people whom they want to be hurt.

It also illustrates why DeSantis is so vociferous in his false piety concerning "Protecting the Children!"

"We have child protective statutes on the books," the governor said. "We have laws against child endangerment. It used to be kids would be off-limits. Used to be everybody agreed with it.  Now it just seems like there’s a concerted effort to be exposing kids more and more to things that are not age appropriate.”  Spoken unironically by a grotesque fat ass. 

DeSantis like all Republicans gets away with saying one thing while his actions are in complete opposition.  But, don't expect Ron DeSantis child groping and grooming of High school girls to put rightwingers off of him.  In fact, his perverse pedophila is no doubt going to make them cling to him tighter; just as conservatives did with Boofer O'Kavanaugh in his nomination for the Supreme Court.  Roy Moore was almost elected to Senate despite his lifetime ban for local malls for pursuing teenagers.

 I have no doubt DeSantis engaged in inappropriate behavior with High School girls but look at this photo on the right.

The little pin on DeSantis lapel is a Bronze Star.  DeSantis was awarded a Bronze Star for his work as a JAG.  DeSantis Bronze Star is without a "V device", that is for paperwork not for valor in combat.  It's a pathetic award and one any self-respecting service member wouldn't accept, but DeSantis was working for the Bush White House at Guantanamo overseeing Torture.

The woman next to Ron is Mercedes Schlapp, whom you might recognize for her virulent and vile anti-LGBTQ campaign.  Which makes absolute sense since her husband Matt Schlapp was recently outed as a sexual abuser for pummeling a man's crotch during a campaign event for Herschel Walker on October 19th.

While working I've had several run-ins with well-to-do white suburban women who tell me how much they love DeSantis and tell me 'You must love him too...' 

But, standing in the way of DeSantis' Presidential aspirations is a 350lb obstacle.  Like the rest of the Republican Party DeSantis is waiting for Trump to die.  

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Conservative Free Speech is an inversion of the concept

"Later comes the arrest part... Mr. Chairman I'd like to spend 5 hours with these ladies and gentlemen..." Representative Clay Higgins threatens former Twitter employees with arrest for things.

As they did with Religious Liberty, Rightwingers & Republicans have turned the concept, implementation, and very idea of Free Speech into its opposite.

Fart Huffer Twins

We are witnessing the spectacle of Elected Representatives i.e. so-called Lawmakers purposefully misrepresenting laws, legal theory, and the Constitution because it suits their current propaganda efforts.  We are also seeing what decades of absorbing and regurgitating lies and huffing their own farts has done to the brains of conservatives, i.e. turn them into MAGA mush.

The hearing is the culmination of Republicans listening to the bullshit from Charlie Kirk and Dan Bongino and claiming Twitter shadowbanned them and by not mindlessly repeating rightwing lies about the Hunter Biden Laptop cost President Trump the election.

What Republicans realized long ago was the specter of a trial, the allegation of High Crimes, the appearance of impropriety, when stressed with enough Strum und Drang, and accompanied by enough histrionics will reach the Normies who don't pay close attention to politics and often force the regular Corporate Media to help advance the rightwing agitprop by declaring, since Faux News is talking about it we too must also cover it.

Where's the Dick?
Just too be clear, most Republicans spent a large portion of their time in this investigation talking about Hunter Biden's dick.

But, what was especially galling are the revelations that certain accounts, like Libs of TikTok received preferential treatment and protections due to their large reach and influence.  And that's even after multiple violations and direct incitement to violence, but because Chaya Raichik was followed by millions and cited by influential conservatives her account wasn't banned.
And of course, Donald Trump as President demanded Twitter remove Chrissy Teigan tweet calling him a "pussy ass bitch" because Trump is a coward and bully and never picks fights with those who can fight back or have the influence to fight him.

So, this spectacle is just the first of many to come from Republican led House, because Republicans have nothing to offer the American people, no plans, no concepts, no policies, no ideas... nothing.  Just endless outrage.  Endless grievances.  Endless crying.  Endless lying about their 1st Amendment Rights.

Because Republicans know eventually you'll get worn down.  Eventually, you'll throw your hands up and say Fine you win just stop complaining.  And that's when Republicans enact their Agenda; stealing Social Security, Eliminating freedom of movement for women, required reporting by girls of their menstrual cycle, and the recreation of a legally enacted Unequal system of Justice.

A white supermajority of the Mississippi House voted after an intense, four-plus hour debate to create a separate court system and an expanded police force within the city of Jackson — the Blackest city in America — that would be appointed completely by white state officials.

Mississippi’s Legislature is thoroughly controlled by white Republicans, who have redrawn districts over the past 30 years to ensure they can pass any bill without a single Democratic vote. Every legislative Republican is white, and most Democrats are Black.

The appointments by state officials would occur in lieu of judges and prosecutors being elected by the local residents of Jackson and Hinds County — as is the case in every other municipality and county in the state.

Of course, the white Republicans in Mississippi would do this during Black History Month.  Violence from Republicans isn't coming... it's here.  We can see it forms of bureaucratic violence, from the witch hunt trials to the legislative strangulation of certain people.  After a while this sort of legerdemain will not satiate the inherent bloodlust present in the heart and soul of every Rightwinger and Republicans are going to have to offer up more and more of these circuses right up until the time large bodies of conservatives take up arms and begin killing. 


Conservative Free Speech theories are rapidly evolving into Pure Undistilled Fascism.  In which, conservatives not only have the god-given metaphysical right to say anything they want without repercussion but, you the reader, listener, political opponent must aid them in saying it, and every conceivable media platform must make themselves available without restriction, editorial, retort or complaint. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

George Santos and Marge Greene are the Ultimate Republican Fuck You to America because Republicans hate Americans

Besties Forever

"It will be my objective, to phase out Social Security, to pull it up by the roots and get rid of it. People who advise me politically always tell me that's dangerous and I tell them, "in that case is not worth my running." That's why I'm doing this, to get rid of that. Medicare and Medicaid are of the same sort and need to be pulled out." - Republican Senator Mike Lee.  How DARE President Biden say the Republicans want to eliminate Social Security!

Republicans hate America.  This is incontrovertible.  The election of Trump; a known conman, a child rapist, a liar who claimed heroism on 9/11, a chickenhawk coward, a thief, and that was all before he took over the Presidency and the crimes he committed in the White House included no less than the worst attempt to overthrow the United States since the last time conservatives tried to overthrow the United States during the Civil War.

Since, Trump's treasonous Regime slunk out of DC, the entire political platform for Republicans is no less than the destruction of the American experiment and the creation of a NeoConfederate Nation built upon an edifice of unequal protection under the law and a reduction of the American people to penury and wage slavery.

Republicans have nothing to offer the American people.  Nothing.  It was on vivid display last night at the State of the Union.  The Republicans entire governing platform is; Fear & Anger and they are dedicated to reducing the standard of living and raising the cost of everything from medical care, gasoline, everything. 

A day after braying, Large Marge claimed
Twitter violated her and the 1st Amendment
To that end George Santos and Major Traitor Greene are the quintessential Republican Congresspersons and a perfect representation of the Modern GOP.  Certainly, 'George Santos' is not the first liar of extraordinary shamelessness; Gym Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and the aforementioned Mike Lee, as well as Republicans dating back over 30 years are the exact opposite of what they claim to be, and the antithesis of the ethics, morals, values they purportedly claim to espouse.  Santos is merely the most shameless.

'George Santos' entire backstory and persona was crafted by Republican Strategists to inoculate him from any criticism from The Left.  He was going to be the Republican who could attack Gays, attack immigrants, and look even after every revelation, "Santos" still feels utterly confident in besmirching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mitt Romney.

"No, you did that to me. And that was wrong, and it was against the law. It's not only me that you violated, you violated my First Amendment rights; you violated countless conservative Americans." - This, of course, is untrue on several levels.  Gym Jordan understands this... And the ridiculous GOP House Oversight Committee where Greene uttered this tripe, former Twitter employees revealed that in 2019 Trump as President demanded Twitter remove Chrissy Teigen's tweet.  It's been shown time and time again Twitter allows rightwingers and Republicans to consistently violate its' former Terms of Service (ToS) because the employees know Republicans are whiners and crybabies who accuse others of the exact crimes they commit.  Remember every Republican Accusation is a Confession. 

So, that's where we are... Republicans have nothing to offer but lies, constant "cultural war" anger, and repeated free mongering.  And they deliver all of this as boorish louts, jeering trolls, and classless hecklers.

I'll say it again.  Get Ready... Republicans are building up a to boiling point, to an inflection point when violence will not only be the "right answer" but, the only answer.  Republicans and Rightwingers are yearning to murder millions of Americans.

Natasha Lyonne has another hit with Poker Face

 After watching avuncular Joe Biden expertly Trash Talk (in the easy style of Larry Bird) the entire Republican House and Senate at the State of the Union address last night, we switched over to Peacock for the new series by Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face.  Johnson is coming off his two clever, successful ensemble Knives Out films and Lyonne has rebounded from her low period with her Netflix Russian Doll series.

As an aside, I will not post any picture of Major Traitor Greene wearing her Wilma Flintstone/Cruella DeVille mash up puppy fur coat, Greene realizes her maniac antics and loud braying garner her an outsize media presence and influence and she's using that to move up the ladder in the U.S. House.  Greene and Santos are shameless assholes who know the modern conservative loves them for their venal stupidity and shamelessness.

Anyway, the Johnson/Lyonne series is an homage to the detective procedural dramas of the 1970's and 1980's all the way down to the yellow block font opening credits but, it is also a specific sub-genre of the murder mystery known as the HowCatchEm aka The Inverted Detective Story

Lyonne's disheveled character and beat up car

This plot device has been around a long time, Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder in the the 1950's for instance, but really flowered on television in the famous, star studded classic Colombo series.  Peter Falk's disheveled Lieutenant Colombo, the squat detective in the rumpled raincoat driving a 1959 dull gray Peugeot is an icon, and an archetype of the underestimated hero who outwits his opponents.

The series also pays attention to its' 1970's roots with her characters 1970 Plymouth and musical choices thus far, Junior's Farm by Paul McCartney and Fox on the Run by Sweet. 

The series is also set up like the A-Team with the character on the run with an overarching season long storyline while Charlie Cale solves a one-episode whodunit each week. And while Lyonne's character Charlie Cale has a minor superpower of instantly knowing when a character is lying to her with 100% certainty it's not a deal breaker since the writers of Colombo admitted when crafting their stories they did write Lt. Colombo as possessing an almost preternatural ability to ferret out the truth and seemingly possessing a 3rd person god's eye view of what had happened so in that regard, I don't have any problem giving Lyonne's character the ability to call bullshit in Poker Face.

It's a good show and you should watch it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

President Joe Brandon's SOTU shows the Republicans have nothing to offer the American people

 And the Gross Qanon Party is naught but bigots and trolls.

Seriously, they couldn't help themselves, the heckling and Karen tantrums from the Congress.  I hope the Corporate Media which is invested in the concepts of the comity of the Senate and the civility of the House report on how uncouth, obnoxious and down right stupid the Republicans came off last night.

Shouting, jeering, screaming about the border.  Fentanyl is not coming in over the border by some Breaking Bad Los Pollos Hermanos Gus Fring Mexican Drug Cartel empire.  It's here.  It's being produced by the biggest drug pushes in world history the Sackler Family and their Pharmaceutical co-conspritators.

President Biden also tastefully handled the pissy Republicans griping about him laying out their stated plans to swindle America out of her Social Security.  As well as, pointing out "the facts" about who blew up the debt and deficit when Trump and his Republican allies in Congress, added $8 Trillion in just 4 years.  It was absolutely masterful when President Biden responded to the shouts from Major Traitor Greene and other deplorable Republicans with, "So folks, as we all apparently agree, Social Security and Medicare is off the books now, right?” 

Republicans really fucking hate when you tell the truth about their ideology and policies.

But, this is what happens when a party spends all its' time huffing each others farts and listening to the incestuous rightwing propaganda bubble.  You end up believing your own lies.

It was a good performance by President Biden who has done a very good job these past two years.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Every Republican wants to steal Social Security

Even Flies know, 
this Guy's Full of Shit
Watch out, slick as shit Republicans have changed their rhetoric every so slightly, calling their plan to swindle Seniors and future Americans out of their Social Security by calling it Spending Reform.  Much of the Republican policy proposals consist entirely of repackaging shit that's become toxic and unfavorable with brand new name.  Hence, Entitlement Reform which polls poorly is now Spending Reform!  

But understand, when it comes to appealing to the American people Republicans don't believe their product needs to change just the way they present it.  And for years Republicans have wanted to eliminate everything which helps the American people because they want you poor, hungry, and desperate.  Ready and willing to accept any and all jobs and with no prospect of retirement.  Republicans want you to work from 18-65 and then die.  (If you really want to understand the rightwing lizard brain when it comes to how much Republicans hate people read the Heritage Link form 2019 about "reforming" Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Just Murderous.)

Will the Corporate Media have the stones to cover this honestly?  I don't think so, since the Corporate Media's job is to massage Republican perfidy into something that seems rational, normal, and acceptable.  Instead of accurately portraying Republican proposal the Corporate Media ties itself into rhetorical knots to make the plain outcome of Republican policies seem to be the opposite of what Republicans earnestly propose.

Republicans have insisted for years that they will eliminate Abortion Nationwide if given the chance.  The Republican Supremacist Court furthered that plan by aborting Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.  Up to and even after Sammy di Puzzi Alito and Ginni Thomas leaked the opinion the Corporate Media was gainsaying and poo-pooing anyone who pointed out the Republicans always argue in bad faith and are disingenuous with everything they say.  But, the Corporate Media always ignores Republican actions and insists on catapulting the Republican propaganda.  So, Republicans march forward to eliminate Women's reproductive freedom and rights.

Now that Abortion is tantamount illegal in numerous Republican States, Republicans have dropped their bullshit claim that Abortion is a matter best left to States to begin their push to get rid of Abortion everywhere in the United States permanently.  Republicans can advance their nationwide ban with confidence knowing the Media will never cover it until it's a fait accompli and then well I'm certain some phony rightwing outrage over Gay Transgender M&M's or WOKE US Navy aircraft carrier designs will dominate the news cycle.

Human Simulacrum Mike Pence is trying to jump-start his 2024 Presidential ambitions by vowing to steal Social Security,
“I think the day could come when we could replace the New Deal with a better deal. Literally give younger Americans the ability to take a portion of their Social Security withholdings and put that into a private savings account.”
This is lame idea is literally the W(orst POTUS Ever) plan of circa 2004-05, and was fervently what Republicans wanted to have happen in order to stave off the Republican Recession of 2007. Bush et al knew that by stealing social security and funneling it into Wall Street the Republican economic policy which always leads to ruin would have been pushed off for a few more years and fallen square onto a Democratic President's shoulders instead of ruining the last two years off Bush's Evil tenure of murder and mayhem. Instead Republicans crashed the economy as they always do and couldn't convince enough people that it wasn't their fault in 2008.

Now, we are seeing the Republicans pushing forward with the Debt Ceiling brinksmanship in order to get President Joe Biden to agree to cuts to the Social Safety Net, the elimination of Social Security, and the abolishment of another plank of the Progressive Era of the 20th century.

But, Qevin McCarthy has a problem in that Trump already sabotaged the Republican plan to steal Social Security and Republicans can't agree on what GAY WOKE Military budget items they wish to eliminate.  So, the Republicans are left with coming up with cheap lies about work and nebulous spending cuts.

"People come up to me, they actually want to work longer." - Republican Representative Rick Allen of Georgia said in January. Allen was part of craven 2022 Republican coven which proposed raising the retirement age to 70. Because Republicans want you to work and then die. They don't want you to "retire". Retirement is saved for the 1% not the hoi polloi 

Giant Texas asshole Jodey Arrington appealed to the Great Bipartisan Holy Grail of Tip O'Neil and Ronnie Raygun agreeing to devastate Social Security (If you'll recall back in 1981 Ronnie told America Social Security was on the verge of bankruptcy) in 1983 Budget talks and hopes to once again put a steak knife through America.  The New Republican House is primed with Regressive Trolls who think they can win this fight because they've no problems destroying America.  In fact, that's what they want to do.

Friday, February 3, 2023

The Upcoming Anti-Trans Pogrom

It's odd how paying even the slightest attention to the incestuous rightwing internet allows you to finger the evolving conservative narrative.  In this case the Rightwing's obsession with and plans to Kill Trans Persons.

The Upcoming Republican electoral strategy could not be any more obvious.  Trans people are going to be demonized as a scare tactic reminiscent of Karl Rove's No Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment in 2004.  It's clear Republicans believe attacking Trans people (especially women) is a way to woo white suburban women and keep them in the Republican fold even while Republicans enact laws and policies which specifically harm women and children.

Of course, standard Republican skullduggery and voter suppression tactics will be used as well as the well-worn tactic of inventing scandals in the fever rightwing swamps and expecting the Corporate Media of carrying the message to people who are less invested in monitoring politics.

This is what Republicans and Rightwingers have done with CRT and it's what they are doing with Trans persons.  It's not necessarily that the effort to demonize and ostracize Trans people is coordinated; it's that each conservative propagandist sees and understands that their rightwing drones are primed for anti-Trans messages, that Libs of TikTok stories garner clicks and attention, the Matt Walsh and Tim Poole receive positive feedback from making Trans people the villain, that thousands of rightwingers leave vile messages on their Youtube channels, and that by alleging all Transpeople are sex criminals by their very nature.

Traitor Trump clearly indicated this in his most recent Hitlerian Speech that, Ooooooh, won't someone think of the Children? rhetoric vis-a-vis Trans persons was a Trojan Horse and the goal has always been to use the issue to win elections and gain Power and to then imprison and eliminate Trans people afterwards.

Here is a transcript of Sniff-Sniff Trump's Fascist Speech    

The left wing’s gender insanity being pushed on our children is an act of child abuse. Very simple. Here’s my plan to stop the chemical, physical and emotional mutilation of our youth.

On day one, I will revoke Joe Biden’s cruel policies on so-called gender affirming care. Ridiculous. A preposterous test that includes giving kids puberty blockers, mutating their physical appearance, and ultimately performing surgery on minor children.

Can you believe this? I will sign a new executive order instructing every federal agency to cease all programs that promote the concept of sex and gender transition at any age. I will then ask Congress to permanently stop federal taxpayer dollars from being used to promote or pay for these procedures and pass a law prohibiting child sexual mutilation in all 50 states. 

It will go very quickly. I will declare that any hospital or healthcare provider that participates in the chemical or physical mutilation of minor youth will no longer meet federal health and safety standards for Medicaid and Medicare and will be terminated from the program immediately.

Furthermore, I will support the creation of a private right of action for victims to sue doctors who have unforgivably performed these procedures on minor children. The Department of Justice will investigate Big Pharma and the big hospital network to determine whether they have deliberately covered up horrific long term side effects of sex transitions in order to get rich at the expense of vulnerable patients. In this case, very vulnerable.

We will also investigate whether Big Pharma or others have illegally marketed hormones and puberty blockers which are in no way licensed or approved for this use.

My Department of Education will inform states and school districts that if any teacher or school official suggests to a child that they could be trapped in the wrong body, they will be faced with severe consequences, including potential civil rights violations for sex discrimination and the elimination of federal funding. As part of our new credentialing body for teachers, we will promote positive education about the nuclear family, the roles of mothers and fathers, and celebrating rather than erasing the things that make men and women different and unique.

I will ask Congress to pass a bill establishing the only genders recognized by the United States government are male and female, and they are assigned at birth.

The bill will also make clear that Title IX prohibits men from participating in women’s sports. And we will protect the rights of parents from being forced to allow their minor child to assume a gender which is new and an identity without the parent’s consent.

The identity will not be new, and it will not be without parental consent. No serious country should be telling its children that they were born with the wrong gender, a concept that was never heard of in all of human history. Nobody’s ever heard of this. What’s happening today? It was all when the radical left invented it just a few years ago.

Under my leadership this madness will end. Thank you very much. (Italics mine for emphasis of the Absolutist Language)

I think it is very important we don't obscure this behind euphemisms like "draconian" and "inhumane" and call this what it is; Murderous.  The Republican Party is adopting a plan which would lead to suicide, targeted killings of Trans persons, and State-Sponsored imprisionment and death for the Trans community and anyone who aids or assists them.  And Remember this isn't some random blogger (like me) but the former Republican President and most likely Republican nominee in 2024.  And remember this is absolutely, a matter of freedom, a matter of self-determination, and Constitutional protections absolutely apply here.  Which along with hollow States Rights' arguments show the utter depravity, and utter farce the rightwing claims about the Constitution, freedom and liberty actually are.

The reason Republicans dislike Trump is because he states clearly (or as clearly as his adderall infused spirochete riddled brain can manage) what the Republicans plan actually is.  And now, Trump is clearly laying out the plan to use the Awesome Power of the US Government to make medical care for Trans or Non-Binary persons prima facie illegal and to make Trans people de facto criminals by the fact of the mere existence.  And we always know what follows from such Republican law making; state-sanctioned extrajudicial killings and targeted incarcerations and harassment.

Trump did this with Abortion in 2016, Trump did this about Social Security in 2022.  He clearly stated Republicans plan to punish women who get abortions and Republicans plan to eliminate Social Security and the rest of the meager Social Safety Net.  And that is exactly what happened and is happening now... 

Trans Rights are Human Rights. Republicans plan to make Trans people into Modern day Witches.  Understand it's not hyperbole, it's happening, Republican State legislators are banning medical care for people and Republican Governors are enacting sweeping orders threatening to punish anyone and everyone who helpsTrans people.  Given control of the Federal Government in 2024 and you'll see Trump appointed Judges, the Attorney General, and other heads of Departments use their power to harass, harm, and eliminate Trans people.  

Always remember whenever a Republican complains of the Weaponization of the Department of Justice they are telling on themselves.  Republicans, absolutely intend to Weaponize as many Departments as possible, as they did during Trump's first Regime and during the W(orst President Ever) Presidency.  Every Accusation is a Confession.