Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Evil

Watch Rachel Maddow again tonight. She is on numbers of times tonight but also online at the Rachel Maddow show. The revelations of utter corruption of this administration collusion with Russia are eye popping and she, as usual, is brilliant. The question becomes can this nation survive this evil man Trump as Representative Lieu characterized him? He and his entire administration are utterly and irredemptively corrupt. Trump is just plain awful.

He should be impeached, convicted and then tried for treason. He could be brought up on impeachment charges seven ways to Sunday. When is Congress going to save a nation which is under assault and losing around the world day by day. Take a look at what this nation is doing in the Middle East, specifically Iraq and Afghanistan. The US is breaking the laws of war every day, killing civilians by the carload. Because of this insipid, incompetent and pure evil man Trump expect a new wave of ISIS attacks. I hope not but I fear it will happen. It is STUNNING! The nation should be in revolt against this fool Trump 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The world is not the world of our forefathers who did not know the power and threats of nuclear armed nation states. This is the first time in my life that I am truly afraid.

RESIST before there is no nation for which to resist!

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Speech Revisited

I revisit MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech often. It is one of the greatest speeches in American history equal, in my opinion, to "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address." I cry when I hear it and post it today for justice. Justice is what progressives seek; not prize possessions nor great wealth and the privilege it engenders. My ire surrounds justice. It is not fair for now a congressional majority Party, the Republican Party, to encourage Jim Crow-like voter suppression for persons of color and not encourage voter inclusion for all. It is not fair for the leadership of that Party to encourage hacking of Democratic computers to, in essence, try to sway an election for one candidate and not the other. It is not right nor just to seek collusion with a totalitarian state and its authoritarian leader responsible for murders of his opposition. Justice is what I seek. Justice which should be a part of a nation whose Constitutional premise is: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice ..."

Listen to MLK's speech and make his plea all of our pleas. It is as Dr. King states the "fierce urgency of now" which commands the arc of freedom bend toward justice and not away from it. Listen, if need be again, to Dr. King's speech and if that speech does not motivate you to work in any way you can for justice then nothing I could ever say would.

It is a speech revisited because my goal is empathy for all human beings who sit in sunlight's shade; who through an accident of birth exist in poverty and the darkness of war. We can do better; we must do better and dare I say we will do better if man wants to exist and wants this planet to survive.

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm



Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have a Dream Speech
Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech text and audio
americanrhetoric.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

EMERGENCY

THE SAVING OF OBAMACARE WAS WONDERFUL BUT WE KNOW THERE ARE SOME FIXES TO IT NEEDED. WE REALLY NEED TO ADVOCATE FOR SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE LIKE EVERY MODERN NATION HAS BUT SHORT OF REPUBLICANS HAVING THEIR BRAIN SHORT CIRCUIT THE ACA NEEDS SOME TWEAKS. ANY OTHER NORMAL REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WHO DOES NOT WANT TO SEE PEOPLE DIE WOULD HELP WITH DEMOCRATS MAKE THOSE CORRECTIONS NEEDED BUT, OF COURSE, CRUEL, SICK, VICIOUS TRUMP WILL NOT DO THAT. HE WILL, AS HE HAS SAID, LET OBAMACARE DIE ON ITS OWN ALLOWING MILLIONS BACK INTO THE POOL OF THE UNINSURED TO DROWN. HE COULD IF HE WANTED HELP FIX WHAT IS BROKEN AND SAVE HEALTHCARE. BUT THIS MEAN, CRUEL, DESTROYER OF LIVES WILL NOT DO A THING AND DERIVE GLEE FROM THE SUFFERING IT WILL CREATE OR HE WILL NOT CARE ONE WIT ABOUT IT.

WE MUST, THEREFORE, STAY VIGILANT AND HOLD HIS FEET TO THE FIRE. WE MUST MONITOR HIS EVERY MOVE. LIE NUMBER (WHO KNOWS I LOST COUNT) DEMOCRATS DID NOT DEFEAT HIS UTTERLY INFERIOR HEALTHCARE BILL. HE DID. AS USUAL HE BLAMES SOMEBODY ELSE BUT NEVER HIMSELF.

IN THE END HE LOVES TWO THINGS ONLY: WINNING AND REVENGE. ABSENT A WIN ON TRUMPCARE HE WILL NOW CONCENTRATE ON REVENGE CAUSING THE MOST SADISTIC PAIN HE CAN BY NOT FIXING OBAMACARE WHEN IT NEEDS IT THEREBY LEAVING MILLIONS UNABLE TO GET THE LIFE SAVING MEDICAL TREATMENT THEY NEED SO THEY WILL SUFFER AND EVEN DIE. HE WILL BLAME THE DEMOCRATS FOR THAT.

TRUMP WILL BE ABLE TO EXACT REVENGE ON THE NATION AND THEN BLAME DEMOCRATS FOR NOT HAVING VOTED FOR HIS INFERIOR BILL. THAT BILL WOULD HAVE KICKED 24 MILLION OFF HEALTHCARE AND MADE OTHER OUTRAGEOUS CHANGES RETURNING THIS NATION TO AN EVEN MORE DRACONIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THEN THEY HAD BEFORE OBAMACARE. DO NOT LET HIM DO THAT. STAY VIGILANT, TELL THE TRUTH AND RESIST!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A National Nightmare

I fear and I am afraid. I know so many -- even the majority -- loathe Trump as much as I do. The damage to this nation this unfit-for-the-presidency monster and his merry men have inflicted upon this nation is so huge I simply hope Democrats, some normal Republicans and our national security forces can keep this nation together.

I am afraid that Trump is leaving this nation vulnerable alienating ALL those who keep us safe, alienating our long-time allies in NATO and alienating other friends who have spent blood to help us overseas. Trump now is making us ripe sowing division for an adversary to hurt us.

I pray the normal ones in Defense with our CIA, NSA and FBI are keeping us safe while this Manchurian monster president, his team with help from the money of the 1% are trying to kill us, usurp the spoils leaving nothing for the rest of us while Russia emerges as balance-of-power top dog taking this nation down. This is a national nightmare. I am hoping that I will wake up, it will not be true and there is sanity in the White House, Congress and the Courts again.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Neil Gorsuch does not belong on the Supreme Court--Elizabeth Warren -- Sup. Ct. impending disaster

My Comment: Senator Warren's March 20 Globe editorial says all I need to know that Judge Gorsuch does NOT belong on the highest court in the land. It came as no surprise to me. I hope Senator Warren can persuade by her immense intellect those Republicans who will otherwise give him a vote and ultimately confirm him.

In reality since Democrats do not control the Senate I have little hope Judge Gorsuch will not be confirmed. I can dream though that senators as brilliant as Elizabeth Warren is could work some magic. To use Trump's word: The Trump presidency is a disaster. Please do not make the Supreme Court another disaster too!

Please read her well crafted Globe opinion on Judge Gorsuch linked below:


 https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/03/19/neil-gorsuch-does-not-belong-supreme-court/elq2QqQBdJW5Fh0s2isXhJ/story.html

TRUMP'S VERY BAD DAY--WELL WORTH LISTENING TO THE VIDEO

ADAM SCHIFF OPENING STATEMENT INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE -- SETTING OUT THE FACTS THAT WILL DOOM TRUMP!

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Adam+Schiff+intelligence+committe+opening+statement+youtube&t=hb&ia=videos&iax=1&iai=cPeHywajNjs

Comey Confirms F.B.I. Inquiry on Russia; Sees No Evidence of Wiretapping by Obama

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/comey-disclosures-leave-trump-alone-island-conspiracy-theories-n736101

Monday, March 20, 2017

Denny Heck FABULOUS Speech on the Intelligence Committee

In case you missed the end of intelligence hearing, very sobering and eloquent!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-luMIpmjZlo


Sent from my iPad

Tom Price: “It’s Better For Our Budget If Cancer Patients Die More Quickly”


Comment: Do you think when and if he or his wife or his children get cancer that is what he will say? Die it's easier on the health care budget if you do. These are the beasts a minority in this nation put into power in this nation. At least he is honest as to where Republicans are now. SHAMEFUL and even more so that anyone especially the middle class and the poor would be so non compis mentis to vote Republican.

Tom Price: “It’s Better For Our Budget If Cancer Patients Die More Quickly”


Brian Kline is the type of person who voted for President Donald Trump in November. He’s a working-class man whose job is in retail, scoring him $11.66/hour. Thanks to Medicaid he’s being treated for cancer. During the CNN town hall with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Kline explained his situation and his struggles. “My question is pretty straightforward,” Kline told Price. “Why do you want to take away my Medicaid expansion?” Price’s dispassionate answer seemed to fall flat on the audience. “I took care of a lot of patients with cancer,” Price explained about his 20 years as an orthopedic surgeon. “We don’t want to take care away from anybody. What we want to make certain, though, is that every single American has access to the kind of coverage and care that they want for themselves.”

“But, what if there are people out there who are going to die more quickly because of what you’re doing here, because you’re essentially taking medical care away from people who need it the most?” Kline wouldn’t back down. “Are you saying you actually want people to be okay with that?” Price thought for a second, then replied: “Look, I understand how all of this sounds right now, but you know, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they just have to stop talking B.S. and be practical. As of right now, the fact to the matter is, our national budget is hemorrhaging money because of Obamacare. And believe me – I get how insensitive that sounds, but at the end of the day, we have to stop ignoring the facts here.”

He continued, “I understand that this is not something anyone wants to hear, especially people who’ve got worse problems to deal with than the state of the national budget, but this is one of those situations where the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. When President Trump assumed office, he was appalled at the state of the national budget and our finances. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Barack Obama was to blame, since he’s the one who left the hot potato behind for us to deal with. Now, I’m not going to go into whether or not he did that on purpose, but at the end of the day, all I can say is, we have to fix the problem or else we’re looking at nationwide riots and another economic recession.”

“Put simply, we have to plug some holes – of which, by the way, there are plenty – and we kind of have to start with the biggest ones,” the orthopedic surgeon added. “Unfortunately for millions of people across the country, Obamacare seems to be the biggest one by far. Besides, there are more ways than one to look at this picture. I know it’s not pretty, but at the end of the day, even people who are able to fight off cancer – I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, Brian – they can’t lead 100 percent normal lives, ever again. What kind of an existence is that, to have to survive instead of live?”

“At the risk of sounding insensitive, we’ve pretty much got two choices here: we either repeal Obamacare, or we take out more loans from countries like China. And nobody wants to be in debt to the Chinese. At the end of the day, it’s better for our national budget if cancer patients pass away more quickly, it’s a lousy way to live anyway, and I’m sorry to say it out loud, but it’s the truth,” Price concluded./politicops


DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OR ILLUMINATIONS:  THIS I AM TOLD IS SATIRE.  AT LEAST I TRY TO BE HONEST MUCH MORE THAN THIS VILE ADMINISTRATION DOES!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Notes on Scandals

I listened to Rachel Maddow's narration expertise about the flood of scandals covering the Trump administration like a opaque burka covers women in Afghanistan.  I simply do not have the ability nor the gargantuan time it would take to comment on all of it.  The number of investigations taking up eons of time and spending millions of taxpayer dollars that could be spent housing the poor, feeding the hungry, helping the homeless and publicly educating our sadly neglected students is mountainous. Yet these, allegedly bipartisan investigations are, perhaps, the most important occurrences in our nation's history short of the gravity and seriousness of a declaration of war.  I hope they will be done completely, with bipartisan translucence and veracity.

There may be no other time in the history of this nation where the connection between a president and his administration to an adversarial foreign power, Russia, and its involvement in this nation's electoral process that is more threatening to our democracy than that which eventually led to the election as president of Donald J. Trump.  Russia interfered with our most sacred democratic procedure that gives this nation its identity as a democracy the glories of which we have spread with American blood all over the world. 

Trump's love affair with Putin may be explained and Trump's willingness to criticize our greatest allies and friends but not ever criticize Russia may become clear.  The knowledge that Trump may have been allegedly complicit in the 2016 electoral hijacking by Russia is, in my opinion, the most heinous and unimaginable highest crime of treason and betrayal of one's country.
The eternal question of what did the president know and when did he know it hovers over our nation like its shroud.  I am hoping for translucent investigations of potentially one of the highest acts of alleged illegality ever perpetrated with the full knowledge and instruction of a president and/or his presidential campaign.  I am linking below the Rachel Maddow broadcast of last evening for those who may not have seen it.  It explains much more than I have the capacity to do.

If you care about your country you will listen to the Maddow broadcast and on Monday, March 20, the House Intelligence Committee will hold its first public hearing into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.   FBI Director James Comey, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates have been asked to testify about potentially the greatest con ever sold.  It is up to you to evaluate whether their statements taken under oath are true.

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show
Pay particular attention to "Trump scandals overshadow Navy's biggest corruption case" and more playlists on the side of the blog.