All I want is some truth @ WTF 5/17

 

Give Me Some Truth

I’m sick and tired of hearing things from
Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic psychotic pigheaded politicians
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied
Son of Tricky Dicky’s
Gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocket full of hopes
Money for dope, money for rope

I’m sick to death of seeing things from
Tight-lipped condescending mama’s little chauvinists
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
I’ve had enough of watching scenes from
Schizophrenic egocentric paranoiac primadonnas
All I want is the truth just give me some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied,
Son of Tricky Dicky’s
Gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocket full of hopes
It’s money for dope, money for rope

I’m sick to death of hearing things from
Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic psychotic pigheaded politicians
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth

(Songwriter: john Lennon/Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing)

Just substitute Trumpty Dumpty for Tricky Dicky and the words still resonate today… not a whole hell of lot has changed since 1971… 46 years ago… has it?

Time to get to the heart of the matter…

This may shock some people… then, again… it may not, at least as many as I might think… but here it is…

I am not sure who said this first… I have heard it attributed to Oprah Winfrey and to Nas, but it goes something like this… racists and their attitudes need to go off somewhere and just die.

Mitch “The Bitch” McConnell, Paul “the Grim Reaper’ Ryan, and, of course, crazy ass Trumpty Dumpty and his cabinet peeps just need to take their racist, misogynist, chauvinistic ways and go off somewhere, away from society and just die.

I won’t cheer at their deaths. I won’t even be glad… oh, to be sure, there will be some sense of relief and happiness these obstructionists are gone but it won’t be gladness. Death is never something I think should be celebrated with gladness, but more so with reflection of whether the legacy of the person gone was good or bad or somewhere in-between. Of whether they did all they could to help the world be a better place or do their worst to stifle society’s advancement and as well as everything in their power to create a vile and frightful environment for life. And, then we can either celebrate the life in remembrance they had led if they did good or learn a lesson on what not to do with life, if they did evil.

I wrote last week no-love-for-the-elephants-in-the-room-wtf- how the elephants seem to want to screw the poor, the working and middle class in America and the only way this is going to even have a hint of beginning to change is when the old dinosaurs that are in leadership roles of the elephants begin to go off and stop governing us, and frankly simply fade away into the supposed dust they were created from. That will serve as my continued indictment of the elephants and their evil ways.

This is not to let any of those damn donkeys off the hook. The party who swears they are in we the peoples’ corner, yet they constantly do nothing but make promises that they never intend to keep.

Promises like creating health care to help all of we the people and instead come up with a flawed health care plan called the ACA that still has insurance companies charging people outrageous fees… or… promising a $15 minimum wage, but then their prezidential candidate says something like well maybe not $15 an hour after all and definitely not all of the raise all at once… just in drips and dribbles over a certain amount of years whereby when the time comes that the minimum wage is set in stone the cost of living went up another 20% and any raise is now inconsequential.

Or, like the Bamster stopped Keystone (2015) and then halted the Dakota Access pipeline (2016), and all lots of environmentally minded folks were happy and full of glee, yet, in May 2016, he authorized the federal government to quietly approve permits for two other Texas pipelines… the Trans-Pecos and Comanche Trail… which, by the by, were owned by the same peeps who own Dakota Access… Energy Transfer Partners.

Or, how on one hand they swear they want to stop wars, yet built hundreds of unpublicized bases in Africa and dropped over 26,000 bombs in 2016 alone on places like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

The list goes on and on and about the only thing the donkeys don’t forget to do is hold out their hands when the time come to take corporate bribes… oops, sorry… I mean “donations.”

In effect, what we wind up with is two parties that are almost the same… elephant light (aka the donkeys) and elephant full tilt boogie (aka let’s rape the country while making gross and obscene amounts of profits and keeping the little man down on his knees slaving away owing his body and soul to the company store.)

People… wake the fuck up and stop being political chumps. Tell your politicians unless they support a single payer health care plan; they won’t get your vote…

Tell your representatives they need to start voting for H.R. 676… bring it to the House floor for a vote… pass it and then send it to the Senate… who then need to send to the president’s desk, or they will not get your vote…

Tell your politicians they sincerely need to begin to fight for a living minimum wage that people can use to pay their bills and provide for their families and maybe even have something left over so they can go to a movie or a ball game or whatever.

Tell your politicians to wake the fuck up themselves and start standing up for we the people instead of them the damn rich sumnbitches.

Tell them if they want our votes then they need to start creating and passing laws that benefit us and not the rich corporate oligarchy that presently tells them what to do and how to do it.

If change is ever to come it needs to start by each of us making a decision to do whatever we can to help establish a grassroots movement that eventually can grow into a national movement to affect that change.  No… I am not saying we all need to leave our jobs and abandon our present lives and devote ever living, breathing moment of our lives to this movement, I am saying whenever possible do whatever you can to tell the established politicians… both the elephants and the donkeys… that we are sick and tired of their bullshit and lying ways and if they do not change in a manner that is evidence that they intend to stop protecting the rich and fucking over we the peoples then we will do whatever we can to remove them from their sacred  positions in their ivory towers pretending to be someone who cares for we the people and the reality that this country… America… can really be a government of righteous laws that really does promote the ideology upon which it was supposedly founded “… that all men are created equal, that they are endowed… with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

That same document also says this… “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (My italics)

Seize your rights…

Seize the moment before it is too late.

Sound familiar?

After the global financial crisis in 2008 researchers began to study various corporate workplaces to see how those environments may have allowed unethical behavior to grow and bloom with impunity until it all came crashing down in a crescendo of dire economic consequences that did more to harm the everyday man in America than any corporations or those who gained the most profits from those corporations.

Back in September of 2016, A study was presented that had interesting results.

The study, which was led by Nathan Brooks, a forensic psychologist, examined 261 senior professionals in the supply chain management industry across the US and found that 21% had clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits.

The “normal” rate of people in general society that exhibit psychopathic behavior is about 1%.

Brooks said that, “Typically psychopaths create a lot of chaos and generally tend to play people off against each other… “For psychopaths,  it (corporate success) is a game and they don’t mind if they violate morals. It is about getting where they want in the company and having dominance over others.”

Psychopaths will usually exploit, manipulate or violate the rights of others, don’t really give a fuck about other folk’s troubles, believe the rules for normal social behavior don’t apply to them, don’t usually exist in long lasting or nurturing relationships, have fits of irrational anger, don’t learn from their mistake and will blame others for any mistakes they might make or any problems that arise within their lives and will reportedly evade staying within the boundaries of the law and ethical behavior when and if suits their needs.

Ummm… sound like anyone we presently might know? Like the fat cat sitting in the Oval Office of the Casa Blanca?

Are the rats leaving the sinking ship?

Last week Sec State Rex Tillerson attended a meeting of the Arctic Council in Alaska, a forum made up of indigenous groups and eight countries with territory bordering the Arctic Circle and he signed the Fairbanks Declaration that says there is a threat posed to the Arctic due to climate change and that something needs to be done to address the issue.

Sec State signs treaty to protect Arctic…

He also spoke at the meeting and said, “In the United States, we are currently reviewing several important policies, including how the Trump administration will approach the issue of climate change. We are appreciative that each of you has an important point of view, and you should know that we are taking the time to understand your concerns. We’re not going to rush to make a decision. We’re going to work to make the right decision for the United States.”

Now before you go to crazy… remember that many white men from the so-called great white father in DC have come before Tillerson and have spoken lies before, or signed declarations and then broken their word… and… if you listen to (or read as may be the case) his words they are cadged in political nothing speak…

BUT… just the fact that he even hinted at the fact that climate change is real is a statement that could be considered in great disagreement with Trumpty Dumpty and many of his cabinet peeps who have said climate change is not real despite overwhelming scientific evidence that says differently and, in fact, says it is a potential catastrophe looming for humanity that is being caused by… human beings themselves.

Trumpty on more than one occasion has called climate change a hoax and vowed on the campaign trail to pull America out of the Paris agreement… which is an agreement negotiated by 195 countries that pledges their support to fight greenhouse gases and to reverse the effects of man-made climate change.

File this under…

Among a quantity of things. Starting with… be careful what you wish for…  he without sin… before you accuse me, take a look at yourself (or your party’s fearless leader anyway.)

Back in July 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed incredulity that the FBI was not willing to charge Hillary Billary with a crime for sending and receiving classified information on her private email server.

In fact, with extreme outrage and irritation he said, “No one should be above the law. But based upon the director’s own statement, it appears damage is being done to the rule of law. Declining to prosecute Secretary Clinton for recklessly mishandling and transmitting national security information will set a terrible precedent. The findings of this investigation also make clear that Secretary Clinton misled the American people when she was confronted with her criminal actions.”

He later added at a hastily called presser, “Individuals who are ‘extremely careless,’ close quote should be denied further access to information.”

Simply put, Ryan was sending a clear and strong message that if Hillary Billary was playing foot loose and fancy free with classified info then she should be denied access to that classified data. AND… she should be charged with a crime for sending and receiving classified information on a private email server that she used when she was secretary of state.

Then 11 days before the election, when now ex-FBI director James Comey told Congress that new emails were found related to the Hills and potentially other pieces of classified info and the Feebs were reopening the investigation, Ryan added more fuel to the fire…  “Yet again, Hillary Clinton has nobody but herself to blame. She was entrusted with some of our nation’s most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information. This decision, long overdue, is the result of her reckless use of a private email server, and her refusal to be forthcoming with federal investigators. I renew my call for the Director of National Intelligence to suspend all classified briefings for Secretary Clinton until this matter is fully resolved.”

And now that there is evidence that Trumpty Dumpy gave classified information directly to Russian diplomats during a meeting in the White House…

According to the Washington Post

Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said. The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.

… what does Mr. Ryan have to say now?

Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, (left), and Sergei Kislyak (right) the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.

The silence is deafening…

But regardless of either the elephant’s… especially McConnell and Ryan… silence and/or refusal to open a special investigation… it looks like Trump, at the minimum, violated his oath of office to protect the country. Not to mention that once again it sounds like he acted the infantile jackass insecure dunce that he so often can be… according to a person who was privy to the conversation with the Russians, Trumpty childishly bragged, “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day.”

And, then he spilled the beans.

The Russians must have been busting their guts trying to stifle their guffaws over what a complete ass Trumpty was being as they quickly assimilated and memorized info they knew was supposed to be classified and for certain ears only.

Remember when Trumpty got all pissed off that some judge had the balls and the audacity to put a stop to his illegal and unethical discriminatory immigration ban? He said, “If something happens blame him and the court system. People pouring in. Bad!”

Guess what… our source of intel may tell us to go fuck ourselves next time they have some critical piece of information because Trumpty can’t keep his damn mouth shut….  and… we could lose vital information about data regarding movement of terrorist cells that is crucial in our legitimate fight against terrorist activities.

Next time there is a terrorist attack in America?

Bad! Blame it on Trumpty…

… and the rest of the elephants who refuse to even allow an independent investigation into what did the president know? And, who did he divulge it to?

Bad! They get to share the blame.

And… by the way that goes for the donkeys, too. They need to be what they claim to be… the party of the working man… the party who wants to help the middle class. If, they truly want to be that party, then it is time the rational donkeys stop voting along a donkey program… with the DNC…  that when you peel away the layers of the bullshit onion you find nothing but tears and misery and a bunch of rich people getting richer and richer while the rest of us suck on hind tit

PSA

The following is a PSA…  Public Service Announcement…

The most recent AARP Bulletin has an excellent source piece on “Why Our Drugs Cost Too Much!’

Included are… how prices get set; ways to fix the mess; tips to lower your prescription costs and ways to engage Washington to do something about the bullshit Big Pharm and the insurance industry is pulling on we the people.

The article also has information on suggested remedies to the outrageousness of Big Pharm and drug costs as well as new laws in the political pipeline.

You can download this special report for yourself and email it friends, family and others by going to: aarp.org/lowerdrugcosts.

A last thought…

I saw something on Facebook that said Bernie is trying to appeal to the rational elephants… about what it didn’t say… just that he is trying to appeal to the rational elephants.

The rational elephants are like the good cops who don’t report the bad cops. Turning a blind eye to criminality makes you a criminal, too. In both cases people need to do the right thing.

If, a cop wants to truly be a good cop then he needs to drop the pretense that he can’t be a so-called rat… a squealer. And, he needs to stop protecting bad cops and report criminal behavior when he sees it or gains knowledge of it.

The rational elephants need to stop going along with the elephant program because it’s… well… because it’s the damn elephant program and the unwritten rule is don’t step outside the boundaries of the party line. A truly rational elephant must stop going along just to go along by voting along strict party lines. If, that elephant believes that some bill or proposition is not right then that elephant needs to vote his/her conscience otherwise; if he/she doesn’t and goes along with a bill that could be labelled inhumane or unethical and at times sometimes even illegal, then that elephant has no conscience, is bereft of any humanity and ethical behavior and is no better than the so-called irrational elephants… McConnell and Ryan come immediately to mind…

Another thousand words…

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