The American way… WTF 5/4

 

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The American way…

Lies, truth… at least the perceived truth… is sometimes divided by a very thin and tenuous line… I’ve said it often… the first thing people hear they believe is the truth even when they later learn it is a lie. Politics is the practiced art of deception… or dishonesty… to get people on your side so they vote for you and then you never do anything… for the most part… that you said you would do.

Today’s liars… ummm… I mean politicians are no different than any others at any other time… it’s situation normal and why try anything else any way because it’s all FUBARed… fucked up beyond all recognition…

Lies, injustice and the American way…

Let’s what to America?

joe1Ya’ll heard Trumpster and all his tripe… his running his mouth with his make America great again sloganeering…

And, Hillary wants to restore us all back to this or that when things were better for the middle class.

Same with Cruz… same with all these politicos…

Let me ask… when the fuck was America ever really great?

When was that?

When Back people were slaves? When women didn’t have the right to vote?

When the Great Depression hit?  Or, the Great Recession in 2008?corrections

When Bill Clinton signed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act which enacted some of the most draconian sentencing around and imprisoned lots of folks for way too long… mostly Black folks… for some really stupid shit?

When Richard Nixon established his enemies list and then did some real scary shit as our fearless leader?

When we fought in Vietnam? Saving the world from Communism while killing over 1.3 million people? And quite possibly destroying at least as many other lives… then and in the future?

When we committed genocide on the indigenous people of America? Otherwise known as the folks who were living here before any Europeans ever set foot on the shores of what is now the good old US of A. When we stole the land from those people and killed enough people to equal the same terrible fate of over 6 million-plus Jews killed in Hitler’s Germany?

Birmingham-church-bombingWhen once upon a time in America Black folks were hung from trees? When Black children were murdered in church bombings?

When Abraham, Martin, John and Bobby were killed by assassin’s bullets?

When a Black person was considered as less than a whole white person? When a Black man wasn’t allowed to play Major League Baseball?

freedom ridersWhen tin soldiers and Nixon came and four died in Ohio… and two died in Jackson?

When Freedom Riders were arrested and beaten… awoken in the dead of the night and threatened with death and more and found their clothes and belongings floating down the Mississippi River?

When in 1964, the remains of three civil rights workers who had disappeared on June 21, were found on August 21 in an earthen dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi?

When union organizers were beaten and sometimes murdered for daring to fight for better working conditions… better pay… eventually what is now an eight hour day… a forty hour work week… as well as overtime benefits… vacation and sick time?

When the donkeys led by President Bill Clinton and the elephants led by Sen. Phil Gramm joined together to repeal Glass-Steagall? That repeal which led to a financial bubble that collapsed in 2008 the same way it played out in the 1920’s until ultimately it led to a collapse in 1933 and the Great Depression. Is that what we want more of? Is that the greatness we want to go back to? concentration-of-US-banking

When was it ever that America was what all these peeps are rambling on so much about… because I’d really like to know…

Who the fuck are they to be telling us there was time when America was so damn good but that we lost our way… who the fuck are they?

Because, I’d really like to know…

Tell me when America was so damn great… when everything was so damn hunky dory… when nobody ever had to worry… when there were no wars being fought… no American soldiers being killed… no people being hungry… when there was full employment… when everyone had a job… a home to stay in… a bed to lie in… when all children had good schools to go to… when we never had to fear anything in our lives because fear was a foreign word… there was nothing to want so nobody would ever steal or lie or cheat or ever harm a single soul…  when no one ever was beaten or killed just for being the wrong color… when police brutality wasn’t a  reality… when…

When exactly was that fucking time in America because I wanna go there, too…

Truth?

It was fucking never. It is a fairy tale… just like the American Dream… the old work hard and you too can make it America… it’s the old carrot before the horse trick…

People… ya ain’t ever gonna get there because it never happened and never will if we continue listening to these schmucks who call themselves our friends that will make sure we are treated fair and justly if we just elect one of them to be our president.

Ya know what I want?

I want a politician to come out and tell everyone the truth and how fucked a situation we are in and how he… or she… is gonna make America change… change for the betterment of all the people.

Only one… one damn mainstream politician in all of my whole damn life on this fucking planet… only one damn elephant or donkey… of either of the two major partys ever said anything near what we should be getting… anything near the truth and how he would change it and that was Bernie.

But, now, I hear people saying that Bernie’s millions won’t support Hillary and that’s damn wrong of them… that they don’t understand the system… how politics work…

Oh?

Did these peeps ever think that yes they do understand… they understand it all too well?

It’s a system they no longer support… that they want to change. It’s a system that doesn’t do anything to help them better their situation… when they realize and understand that they… the millennium generation… makes less now than the generation that preceded them by thousands of dollars…  It’s a system that has failed…and failed especially them… it’s a damn broke system.  So, why would they want to be part of that system?earnings map

They want nothing to do with supporting a politician who wants to continue that system. What part of that is so damn hard to grok? What they… these people saying this shit… should do is realize the truth and stop being so damn condescending with their pontifical wisdom. Because, in reality they, and their wisdom, is frankly full of shit and ain’t gonna do nothing in hell to help America get anywhere near being what America should and can be.

Stop supporting the 1%. Stop taking their money. Stop being minionized pawns and start doing something to really change the system…

Start being a part of the solution instead of being a part of the damn problem…

America needs to change… needs to go forward… and… not return to anything…

Donkey talk…

It really just pisses me off that Hillary and her ilk (the establishment donkeys) are calling for Bernie to cease and desist running for the nomination. They say it’s time for him to stop because… get this… he’s made his point. Now… like a good little donkey… ya had your say so back to your little part of the world… find your little hole and go recline in it and shut the fuck up.

That’s it… give ‘em a pat on the head like Linus patting his birds (It’s a Peanuts reference… what can I tell ya) and then shove them off on their merry old way. Let the big folks take over now.

Fuck ya’ll…

Never-Give-UpBernie? Run your ass off is what I say… keep everything you been touting during your campaign on the front burner… like a great philosopher once said… it ain’t over until it’s over.

And… as my mantra and icon from a long lost website once declared… (Thank you Mr. Valvano)… never give up…

Simply… I just don’t understand it… what is so hard to get about why some people will not vote for Hillary?

She is part of a broken and corrupt system and many who backed Bernie will not support that system now, before… or ever… they want a real change not some phony promises that will never materialize. Why join a system that doesn’t serve your needs? What makes anyone believe the system will change through either party now, when it’s been this way for as long as I have lived on this earth…67 years and counting.wait for change

Has there been change? Yes, but never without people who had to fight and struggle for it… and sometimes actually die for it. But, the change has not been nearly enough, nor has it been fast enough.

Some of us are tired of trickle down bullshit bones that are thrown to us as if we were lackey dogs.

Read MLK Jr.’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” if you want to know why people want real change and want it now… why they are tired of waiting for it through the way the present political party system delivers it.

The 1% and you…

Does no one understand that the 1% loves it when we get blinded by the bullshit… because as long as we’re blinded by the bullshit then we ain’t thinking about the fact that they be fucking us… about how they keep us from thinking about getting what we deserve… our cut of the cake…  piece of the pie.  minimum

They want us to worry about… be pissed off about… the reality that some damn burger flipping, grease covered French fry dropping dude or dudette might make $15 an hour. Pissed off and crying the blues, that it took some of us years to get our asses to the level of making $15 an hour or more and…damn it!… we got fucking degrees and stuff… hell… we be edcumacated, while some of them burger people be lucky if they even got a GED. Now, some punkass person with purple streaked hair and a pin in his lip is gonna make almost as much as us? Hell… fuck no… that ain’t right.

Even though the fact that anyone who gets their minimum wage bumped up is no threat to ever take our jobs away and maybe we really should be bitching about the fact that we all is underpaid ourselves rather than worrying about some other folks finally getting just enough so they can start paying all of their bills on time instead of choosing one or two over the others… feeding their families decent food… and maybe having enough left over to buy some new shoes for the kids… or… maybe go see a movie… or… even take the family out to Chilis or something…

Hell no! We need our politicians to do something about this! That what we all be crying…

Or… they want us worried that some dude who looks like a lady will be pissing in the women’s room… or some lady who looks like a man will be pissing in the men’s room…

When, the fact is… no transsexual person has ever even been accused of doing anything to anyone in any bathrooms… not a thing… except for minding their own business while they do their own business and then get the fuck out of Dodge and go their merry old way doing whatever business it is that they do. Besides… why would anyone be looking and caring about who’s got what equipment and doing what? Maybe ya’lls should be minding your own business and moving on yourselves?  thinking and results feedback

Besides… when media folks asked some cop shops in states that have enacted laws about folks having access to bathrooms that correspond to IDs… the cops said…we ain’t got the time, the man power nor the inclination to be monitoring bathrooms. Sounds like the law those states passed is unenforceable.  Now, ain’t that a kick in the nuts… or… cherries…

Hey… it’s all right, ma… because as long as they got us afeared and thinking about who’s shitting and pissing where and how… it’s all okay by the 1%… because you ain’t thinking about how they be screwing all our asses equally and without discrimination. Equal opportunity for all to be taken to cleaners.

While we be all worried if a gay person is coming into our place of business and trying to purchase some of whatever we are selling, the 1% have no problem taking any gay person’s money… or Black person’s… or Jew’s… Catholic’s… Muslim’s… or poor person’s… middle class… or… any other person’s money whatsoever because it’s all an equal opportunity fuckfest to them 1% peeps. It just don’t make no never mind to the 1% because it’s all green in the end and it all spends the same. The only religion they got is the church of mo money, mo money and mo money… and… the only belief they have is… what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine…

Muslims coming to America? Hell, yeah… that’s just more money they can get from another source. Besides, that’s also another thing to keep all of our sad little feeble minds occupied with… to keep us all on pins and needles.

All those refugees looking for a place to lay their tired, poor, homeless and tempest-tossed bodies that are yearning to be free and safe? Potentially, more terrorists that we need to keep on the lookout for. Just another brick in their wall of fear and division to keep our minds occupied while they envision their profit margins going even higher and higher.militaryuselessspend_590_393

And… hell… we gotta keep them damn ISIS creeps down… fight off terrorism… no more Red Threat or Yellow Peril to worry about… so… now it’s the ragheads that we gotta be bothered with…

We need newer and more efficient fighter jets to be built to fight off those enemies to our way of life… when… if, we spent that same trillion bucks or so that it costs to manufacture them jets we could fund higher education for anyone who desired to get a college degree in America… for the next 20 years or so…

But, somehow we keep on believing that the  masters of war need to keep building bigger guns; more death planes while the 1% abide in their castles… safe and cozy… counting out the profit as it come pouring into their Scrooge money bins.

rich-getting-richerEverybody got their problems… Tom, Dick and Harry along with Jen, Sally and Mary…

Tom needs to fix the leaky faucets while figuring out how he can pay the mortgage, keep up on the car payments and still have money left over to make sure the family got food on the table…

Jen just found out her child needs dental work done… and… fuck! The insurance don’t pay for that for some damn reason…

Dick down the block is bitching about this and that says he never has two cents to rub against one another after pay day and now the damn squirrels just ate a humongous hole in his roof that needs to be repaired before the next storm…

Sally is moaning her job don’t pay enough. She got a degree in business and can’t find nothing better though… she’s tired of living with ma and pa and is thinking about joining the army… not as many folks are being shipped overseas for now and looks like maybe we won’t be fighting nowhere else for at least the time being…poor2

All up and down the street everybody is pissing and moaning about this and that but still… hey, what’s that sound?  One big voice… all saying mostly the same damn thing… What the fuck! I just can’t get ahead in this damn world! Who do i blame for that? That’s when the 1% get their minions to go out and about among us all spreading the message of fear and getting us to thinking and then believing how this group is fucking us or that group is stealing from us… taking jobs… taking over our way of life… making us have less because they want more…

When the hell do we all wake up and realize we all is in the same boat and we all need to get it together… now….

When does the bell go off in our heads? When does the magic moment come? When do we finally understand that we is all bozos on the same bus and none of us is really that much different than anyone else… we are grist for the 1% machine to take in, grind up for awhile and then spit out when we are all used for whatever can be got by them from us… no worries about what the consequences are for those being used and what their future will bring.

When does the light bulb finally come on? When do we finally glimpse the truth that if we all don’t stand tougher and together… as one… and demand some damn changes, that we will all keep on going along being screwed and fucked up the ass until the day we die and no one will really give a shit one way or the other.

Yeah, there will be tears shed and some people will actually care and be sad for the loss… but… really in the entire scheme of things? You will wind up being just another chit… another commodity… that was used for the 1% to add to their profits.rich counting

Maybe… if… we all stop worrying about shit that we really can’t change and that really can’t hurt us… that is it can’t unless we let it hurt us… that… if, we just all got on board and delivered the same message which is all we are saying is pay us what we really are worth and lower the costs of the stuff we need to live in this old world… so… we can just live our damn lives in some kind of peace.

Because the truth is just like the reality of that bill that is staring you straight in your face…the money is there… more than enough for us all… it just needs to be fairly and justly shared.

Besides… how much money does anyone really need beyond the first $100 million or so?

Bernie’s what?

ValeantIn a small… almost throw away piece… little article the NYDN said that “Federal lawmakers accused Valeant Pharmaceuticals Wednesday of gouging patients to reward Wall Street investors. A hearing focused on the drugmaker’s tactic of buying older, niche drugs and jacking up the price.

Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman defended the company, while Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said, ‘the notion that we can sit idly by while smart people on Wall Street can do ledger entries to create another layer of profit in the health care sector … can’t continue.’ ”

The NYDN headlined this article… “Maybe Bernie’s right?”

Good golly, Miss Molly… ya think?

She said, she said…

Recently, Hillary Billary said she was “sorry” to a laid-off West Virginia coal miner Monday, walking back her promise to put the industry “out of business.”

Recently laid off coal worker, Bo Copley, with water filled eyes confronted Hills as he handed her a photo of  his children and said he wasn’t sure how to explain to them why she was so hateful about the type of work he once did… He said to her, “I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of, out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend, because those people out there don’t see you as a friend.” Copley was referring to 350 or so protesters gathered outside of Monday’s round-table session who shouted at the candidate to “Go home!”

Hills told Copley, “What I said was totally out of context from what I meant. It was a misstatement.”

Okay, Hills which was it… taken out of context or a misstatement? It’s either one or the other, it can’t be both. You either said it and someone took what you said out of context… or… you never said the words and someone is putting words into your mouth.

It can’t be both…

Hills & Bo Copley... with photo of his children
Hills & Bo Copley… with photo of his children

Clinton also said “What I was saying was that the way things are going now we will continue to lose jobs. That’s what I meant to say. I didn’t mean that we were going to do it. What I said was that (coal miners out of work) was going to happen unless we take action to try to help and prevent it.”

Again… see the contradiction? Either she said it or she meant to say something else. But… it can’t be both…

She also added… “I do feel a little bit sad and sorry that I gave folks the reason or the excuse to be so upset with me, because that is not what I intended at all.”

Let’s get into Mr. Peabody’s wayback machine (just Google it for crying out loud…) and find out what the hell Hills did say…

On March 14, Hillary was at a Town Hall meeting in Ohio and said…  “I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right Tim? (my emphasis). And we’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people. Those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health, often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories. Now we’ve got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels, but I don’t want to move away from the people who did the best they could to produce the energy that we relied on.”

Sounds like she said she was gonna put the miners out of jobs to me… with a modicum of added crocodile tears remorse… gotta keep the old human and caring image intact… (guffaw.. choke)

As for her saying to Copley she was sorry… the media peeps seem to insinuate that she apologized to Copley but did she?

Read it again, Sam… “I do feel a little bit sad and sorry that I gave folks the reason or the excuse to be so upset with me, because that is not what I intended at all.”

That’s an apology? Remorse?  She ain’t sorry for putting folks out of work… she’s sorry that people are pissed off at her. She’s sorry people just never seem to understand her when she speaks.  It’s not really her damn fault… it’s… it’s… why… it’s ours!!!!!

And, that’s always been a big problem for Hills right from the get go… she says stuff and then fails to take responsibility for it… its always I didn’t mean that…  I didn’t say that. You misunderstood me…

Well get this Hillary… You are responsible for what comes out of your mouth. No one but you…

Say what the hell you mean and mean what the hell you say and then take responsibility for it.

And grok this… everything has a consequence… that’s whether you realize it or not. All things that we say, and do, have consequences somehow on this planet. It may be soon… it may be later…  but it effects us all in some manner.

One more time you are responsible for what you say and all things have consequences… whether you understand that dictum or not…

So, think before you dare to open your mouth and spew out stuff.

Look it… I believe we need to move away from coal as a fuel… but there is a way to say and do stuff that’s caring and responsible…

Hillary does not grok that concept… she never has. All of her instances where she tries to emote any sympathy or compassion for folks? She can’t… it’s strained…forced… even her smiles are more like grimaces. Her body language says “Get me the fuck out of here! Watch her the next time she’s in that element. She doesn’t seem to give a fuck for anyone but herself and her career.

Sorry, if I am stepping roguish on someone’s sacred cow but that’s what I see and I gotta call ’em as I sees ’em…

He said he said…

Recently, Trumpster told an Indiana crowd, “We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country, and that’s what we’re doing. We’re going to turn it around, and we have the cards, don’t forget it. We have a lot of power with China.”

He also has said that he can “cut a better deal with China that helps American businesses and workers compete.” In addition he has said that he has goals with one of them being to putting “an end to China’s illegal export subsidies and lax labor and environmental standards.”

I got only this to say… that line of clothing Trumpster sells…  the one with his moniker on it… where is it made? China?

And, why? Because it’s the cheap labor over there that allows his line to get a bigger markup when it’s sold here in the States than could be had if the clothing used American labor.

That line of clothing and accessories that his daughter sells… that was once advertised at Trump.com until only very recently… weird how it seemingly disappeared over night.

Yeah, the fragrances, perfume, jewelry, clothes, handbags, shoes, you name it… that line… where is it made? China?

Harvard Trade and Investment Professor Robert Lawrence studied the stuff she sells and found that “Of the 838 Ivanka (Trump) products advertised through the site, none appear to be made exclusively in the U.S.; 628 are said to be imported and 354 made specifically in China.”

Who the fuck is Lawrence that we should think his words carry any credence? Well take it for what it’s worth but he did formerly served as a member of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Oh, yeah and not to be outdone… Trumpster’s wife, Melania, is also in the fashion business… has a jewelry line with QVC.

Right. The jewelry is made in China.

When queried about these facts, Trumpster says about his line, “It’s very hard to have apparel made in this country.”

It is?

Cheese and crackers, I thought all anyone had to do was contact some folks in the fabric biz and that would get the ball rolling and viola! You would be employing hundreds of US folks… creating jobs for Americans. And, probably still be able to sell the clothes at a decent price for a tidy little profit. Maybe a little less than if the clothes were made in China but what’s a few bucks if some Americans get jobs so they can provide for their families. Right?

Hmmmmm…

Fucking hypocritical dishonest asshole…

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Chloe Goodman (22) is an English actress who has done mostly reality shows… chloe Goodman5

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