Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

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The depths of injustice I see in this world is what fuels the fire of my eternal resistance. I cannot stand the injustice as I sit in my warm house with plenty of food, heat and water at my whim. Why is it like that I always as a youth asked. Why when some have so much others are condemned to that woman's harsh existence in poverty. The child she holds will be another recipient of the madness and nothing will change. Why, why, why, is always my question.

Communism, a good idea except human beings pervert the idea of equality
​, ​rape their own people they claimed the wanted to help​ and oligarchs steal the people's cash​. Socialism a good idea that does not in practicality work. Trumpian Nationalist Fascism the opposite form of government to socialism in cruelty, sadism, and perversion threatens to come down on all of our necks except the select rich few will be spared its wrath. Why does it have to be this way when the nations of plenty ignore the sad plight of so many, the haves stuff their pockets with the people's ​cash, fill their bodies with food and after a Thanksgiving feast ​peacefully sleep ​​ and with kindness help those who cannot help themselves?

Happy Thanksgiving and a prayer that someone in this nation of ours replaces
​the savage beasts of Trump with ​
the humanitarian 
​leaders​
we lost
​in days gone by ​
and with kindness help those who cannot help themselves.



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thank you

I was in a check out line in the supermarket. There was an elderly man in the line checking out what he had bought. He had a baseball type cap on with veterans things on it one of which was a WWII Vet patch.

Did you ever kick yourself for not doing what your impulse said you should to do? I wanted to walk over to him and thank him for his service in, perhaps, the only "good and moral war" this nation has waged in the 20th century and in this century in my memory.

I was born after 1945 but WWII is remembered often by me perhaps because I am Jewish but also because of the tenor of unity this nation felt at that time.  It is something I love about that era and wish that unity were here now.

I did not thank him as I became shy but now I wish I had. I will never get the chance to do that now but at least on social media I can make a public statement to those vets of WWII -- THANK YOU SO MUCH. This nation saved my grandparents and some aunts from certain Nazi annihilation in the Poland and the Ukraine if they remained there. I thought that episode of anti Semitism was over but it is not over as it rises again because the immoral president Trump makes room for right wing Nazis, KKK and Jew hating extremists. In Europe nationalism and its accompanying antisemitism hovers over that continent like the plague of death. Poland recently had a nationalist parade of thousands in the street accompanied by what else Jew hating extremists which were so much a part of Polish and Eastern European culture. They hated the Nazis in Poland but many loved when Jews were taken from their midst saying "Bye Jews, bye Jews."

So I thank in spirit that elderly man whom I wish now I thanked in person while he and I are alive. Thank you, sir, for your service!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways--My Comment: Betrayal


Our nation is crumbling and the beast in the oval office can only try to get his signature tax bill a HUGE windfall for the 2% wealthiest on the little guy's back passed. Drumpf stands to gain at least a BILLION bucks and with the inheritance tax waived his putrid offspring will get it all. Teachers won't be able to deduct the supplies they pay for out of their own pocket for their students but the 2% will get their billions. Many will get no state property taxes deduction as the 2% wealthiest drown in their tax cuts. You, the middle class, will get a tax increase. Our national debt will increase ultimately by trillions.  Billions will be taken out of health care as he sneaks the eradication of the ACA mandate to kill it just as more people are signing up.  He will make Medicare more expensive for seniors who are hurting.  This is how he pays for his tax cuts to the billionaires.  They are tax cuts for the rich and tax increases for everyone else.  He will and has cut food for children and will cut more programs for the poor. He flouts the Constitution's emoluments clause and laughs all the way to the bank making money on us, we the people and we let him just what our Founders did NOT want.

No one knows how much god save me I hate that man in the oval office and what ugly offspring sprung from his ugly loins. He is the evil antiChrist the Evangelicals talk so much about. Look to yourselves Evangelicals is THIS what you think Christianity is all about -- multiple divorces, multiple harassments, multiple businesses where he does NOT pay the people who worked for him, multiple conflicts of interest and unsavory Cretans even the Russian mafia and money launderers with whom he associates.  He is the Judas of our time and the name TRUMP on buildings is the 30 pieces of silver he trades for betrayal of a nation.  You may call it betrayal but I call it treason!

Putin has got something HUGE on this beast and the beast knows it which is why he kisses Putin's ring every chance he can get. He is MADNESS incarnate and will get us all killed but keep voting for these  Republicons and you will reap what you sow. You will pay through the nose while the 2% takes the money and runs to Panama the laundering capital of the world only to make more money than they already have but do not need. You will see no jobs, no money nothing as we have seen through decades that trickle down economics does not work it does not create jobs.

Unfortunately those who are the ethical among us will be taken down this unethical path with him. 


RESIST THE REPUBLICAN TAX BILL WHICH YOUR CHILDREN WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR.

RESIST as you have never resisted before!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Jesus Instructs

I love Al Franken and think this woman, although I support her right to speak out, is making much ado about not very much.  By the way, in the photo Franken is not touching the woman but making a gesture like he was and thinking it funny. It of, course now, is not funny but holy god pillorying Franken for this is ABSURD when our chief executive is guilty of so much more and Roy Moore's actions against teenage girls by an adult man are DISGUSTING.  He refuses still to admit them though the women are eminently believable.

Pray why doncha, Roy Moore you alleged man of god hypocrite, who proselytizes to others that they should reform their ways. Only god, if there is one,  can forgive your putrid actions. The fact that the religious wingnuts cannot see the forest through the trees is just plain sad. They by acquiescing to this behavior are complicit in it.

I direct these so called "religious" wingnuts to what Jesus said since they claim to love him so much: 

"Suffer the little children to come unto me ... But who so shall offend one of these little ones it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.  Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!"

Take that, Roy Moore, you pedophile hypocrite sickening excuse for a human and shame to those who protect this vile man!  I remind you also of another Jesus admonition:

"You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."

I rest my case.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I know sexual harrassment when I see it


My Comment: Clearly we, indeed, are in a Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment of women moment. Joe Biden is NOT Harvey Weinstein nor is he Donald Trump and certainly he is not smarmy hypocrite Judge Moore. As is characteristic in this country of nearly every political movement whether it is the protests of the late 1960's or the Tea Party of contemporary time it is taken to an irrational extreme thereby negating in it some good for which it stands.

I believe not only because I love Joe Biden but because he stands for progressive policies that are pro women and more with which I agree and because he is pure and simply a nice, humane and compassionate man.

If we have come to a place where innocent comments of a woman being pretty or innocent pecks on some woman's cheek by a man of power can be labeled sexual harassment then this nation is headed over a nihilist cliff where nothing or no one can be taken seriously.

It is a far cry from a man simply giving a woman a peck on the cheek or telling her she is pretty to the sickening sexual things Trump, Weinstein and religious wingnut Judge Moore have done. Joe Biden is NOT Donald Trump nor is he surely Judge hypocrite Moore.

Let's not take this to an extreme we as a nation do so often when movements form. We ruin them. Joe is Joe and Moore is Moore. Like Justice Potter Stewart said of pornography "I know it when I see it" I know what a sexual harasser of women is and Joe Biden unlike the sick harassers Trump and the religious hypocrite Moore, Joe Biden is not it!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal

These Republican beasts NEVER take a breath [see link below.] This is the so called "Christian" way? Take health care away from those who need it but cannot afford it? This is what they want to do to the nation?  This is what their base elected them to do?

Oh yes, and don't forget, Republicans, send a pedophile to the US Senate.  That ought to help our world wide reputation!

RESIST these deplorable excuses for humanity!





RESIST AND SEND TO ANYONE YOU CHOOSE!

To Be or Not--America's Shakespearean dilemma (short)--Constant Contemplation

To Be or Not: Politics is so slimy and so bad that my motivation to overcome it and help save the humane nation I once knew has ebbed. The Republican Party thinks Democrats are wrong and evil. God knows the Democrats, including me, think the opposition is ugly in character, unintelligent, unthinking and evil so no one listens to each other. It is hard when neither Democrats (me) nor Republicans (them) can budge. 

It is impossible for me to cooperate with white supremacists, part of the Republican essence, who are intent on killing the nation and us who think the way we do and who by genetics's command are in it. I live in constant contemplation of what to do and is it up to me to help do this seemingly impossible task?

Shakespeare's brilliant Hamlet soliloquy written it is estimated between 1599 and 1602 contemplating whether he should live or die trying to overcome his tragic realities is one for our age over 400 years later. Think on it as it relates to our national present dilemmas. What can we do to save ourselves and rectify the plethora of unjust national wrongs our nation has committed? What can we do when violence is not the answer and the obstacles are so seemingly insurmountable?

HAMLET: To be, or not to be--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep--
No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels (burdens) bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprise of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action. ..."

Monday, November 13, 2017

Roy Moore says he dated ‘a lot of young ladies,’ but ‘not generally' teens in Hannity interview

NOT GENERALLY? GENERALLY BUT THE OLD SEX PERVERTED CREEP MEANS SOMETIMES? And he usually asked their mother for permission. Are you kidding me? Would a woman in her 30's need her mother's permission to go on a date?

Generally means to me sometimes; he did sometimes have sexual relations with a teenage girl but not GENERALLY meaning NOT USUALLY but SOMETIMES after he asked her mother for permission. Such a pious man who put the 10 commandments in his courtroom -- BESTIAL HYPOCRITE. There must be a commandment that says "Thou shalt NOT have sexual relations with an underage person!" One can be sure if the accuser were male Moore's supporters would melt away. Should not matter. Sex with an underage person is sex with an underage person period end of story.

Our classless president will feel very comfortable with Roy Moore in the Senate. I think he can relate to him. DISGUSTING! Makes one ashamed to be an American and surely has made America not so great again!


No more of Moore -- The pedophile Moore's reaction to pedophilia

This vile story is about whom the state of Alabama may and probably will send to our illustrious body, the US Senate.  Read it and weep for how depraved the Republican part of our electorate who would do this has become.  This takes our nation to a new low if Alabamians decide to send this pedophile defending and perpetrating Cretan Roy Moore to the US Senate because they would rather vote for a pedophile Republican candidate than a Democrat.  No more of Moore: See story below and send this to whomever you chose.  RESIST!

By: SemDem posted in the Daily Kos

It was an open and shut case. A daycare center employee, Eric Higdon, raped a 12-year old child. He was found guilty under a sodomy statute specific to minors by all members of the 9-judge panel supreme court in Alabama.
Actually, make that all 9 members except one.

Judge Roy Moore.

Moore stated there was “no evidence in this case of an implied threat of serious physical injury.” A child was raped. What kind of “judge” says that?
The exact same judge who sexually assaulted a 14-year old girl in a court custody case!
It’s not like Alabama GOP voters didn’t know about Moore’s awful decision: his primary opponent blanketed the airwaves with ads attacking him for it. Alabama GOP voters just didn’t give a ****.  They voted for him overwhelmingly anyway.

(What got lost in Moore’s scandals was the fact that he was entirely unqualified to begin with--Moore was twice removed from the Alabama’s top court for violating the U.S. Constitution.)

But now, Alabama GOP voters recently learned that Moore took a 14-year old child—whom he promised her mother he would watch while she attended a custody hearing— to his home in the woods, gave her alcohol, stripped her, slobbered over her, and tried to guide her hand to his private area.
I wanted it over with. Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over! --Leigh Corfman on Roy Moore’s sexual assault to the Washington Post
Moore didn’t ask forgiveness, and in fact, is currently fundraising off this incident.
That should have been the end of his political career.  But those same so-called “God-fearing” voters rushed to his defense.  They didn’t argue that this wasn’t true, mind you, just that it was OK.

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Sick, perverted bastard is still the GOP’s choice
Their defenses of Moore’s sexual assault have been just as appalling as they are:  (All of these are real)
  • Jesus’ dad did it — so Moore was being Biblical
  • It was so long ago that she’s the age of consent NOW
  • Only one of his victims was 14-years old-— the rest were 16 and 17
  • Yeah, 14-years old but c’mon, it was probably consensual (Hannity)
  • It was the girl’s fault somehow for not making “good decisions”
  • The rape wasn’t “forcible” enough to be a concern
  • Screw the victims, they should all be prosecuted for coming forward now
  • Yeah, child rape and all….but at least he’s not a Democrat—I’m voting for him anyway
Then Alabama State Rep. Ed Henry, Donald Trump’s Alabama campaign co-chairman, asked if there were any pictures.
That’s it.  I’m out.

Hey, Trump voters: I don’t care what Bernie or anyone else says about your needs, anxieties, or economic troubles.  

When you can justify the rape or assault of children, I’m done with you.
You pedophile-loving, sexual-assault defending, Bible-thumping, Putin-worshipping, evil, authoritarian racist losers can all drown for all I care. (Or, what would be more likely, shoot each other up.) If these are the values of the so-called “heartland”, than f*** the heartland.

You embrace hatred of your fellow man, yet promote lust for someone’s else’s child. Then you have the sick audacity to say you promote “family values”.   You don’t need economic help--you need psychological help.  The only people worse than you are the GOP silent enablers who excuse every monstrous thing because speaking out might mean they won’t get to kick a poor person in the teeth anymore.

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You can have them...
To be blunt, there are too many rational people with a basic sense of decency that we need to be courting. Hell, there’s a ton more people who are already on our side that we can go after that simply don’t bother to go out and vote! (Although your constant assaults on their families are helping fix that.)
 

I used to listen to people who said we need to try to align because we are both being used by the establishment. No more. You folks deserve every piece of suffering you inflict on yourselves. Do this nation a favor and leave. GO somewhere far where you won’t hurt anyone else—your own land where you can fetishize assaults—albeit women, children or rifles. This is who you are now and what you do.  Go burn in hell.
We’re done with you.