Some things to think about @ WTF 12/13

 

Some things to think about…

Before I dot another i… 

Whewwwww…

Yeah, it was close, but…

Thank you, Alabama… maybe there is yet some hope for us all…

Black injustice

No matter what you think about Colin Kaepernick…

Forget about the NFL…

Forget about whether there is collusion against him by the owners…

Forget about his kneeling or sitting during the playing of the national anthem…

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Forget about all that you have heard and think you have heard… forget whether you agree with him or not… he has accomplished this one great reality…

And it is this…

Children in high school are now more aware of civil rights and the injustice that is still vigorous and thriving in America…

And, that ain’t just nothing…

Can we have a do over?

In light of all the bullshit coming out about Congresspeeps…

… sexual harassment/abuse… paying people off… being paid off… collusion… etc.. .etc… etc…

Why don’t we just say every Congresspeep’s seat… both house and senate…. are up fro grabs in 2018.

Effectively dissolving Congress and starting all over.

White House Press Secretary…

At the last that WTF has heard, sixteen women have now accused Trumpty Dumpty, the prez of America and the flailing and floundering leader of the so-called free world, of sexual misconduct, ranging from harassment to outright abuse.

Samantha Holvey, Rachel Crooks and Jessica Leeds were on “Megyn Kelly Today”

More than a dozen women came forward during the 2016 presidential campaign to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct; three of them, Samantha Holvey, Rachel Crooks and Jessica Leeds, were on “Megyn Kelly Today” repeating their allegations of the prez’ sexual misconduct.

Kelly also read a statement from the White House that said in part, “The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.”

Keep that in mind…

The same three women also held a press conference Monday morning in which they called for Congress convene an investigation into their… and others…  allegations against Trumpty.

During the show, as the women recounted the alleged incidents involving Trump, Kelly read a statement from the White House.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders… from here on at WTF she will be Sarah Huckleberry until she gives WTF reason not to refer to her by that nom-de-plume (or is it a sobriquet?) … also responded to the most recent accusations of Trumpty Dumpty being a sexual predator by saying, “I can say that the president has directly responded and said that these allegations are false and that’s what I’m doing and relaying that information to you. In terms of the specific eyewitness accounts, there have been multiple reports, I’d be happy to provide them to you after the briefing.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

And during the presser when CNN’s Brian Karem asked Sanders, “As a woman standing up there talking to us, I know your job is to relate what the president says, have you ever been sexually harassed and do you understand … and I’m not saying by the president … I’m saying ever. And secondly, do you have any empathy for those who come forward? Because it’s very difficult.”

Sanders responded, “I absolutely would say that I have an empathy for any individual who has been sexually harassed, and that certainly would be the policy of the White House. I’m not here to speak about my personal experience on that front, but I’m here to relay information on behalf of the president.”

Obviously, Sarah Huckleberry either knows nothing about how victims of abuse react to their being abused or is being purposefully disdainful, and rather damn cavalier, about the reality of abuse victims.

Unless she has the same problem because she either has been abused or is being abused… or both.

I told you about keeping something in mind?

“The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes… ”

Well, remember it now and bring it forth…

So, I gots to ask Sarah…

“Are you, or have you ever, a victim of any type of abuse?”

It’s okay to tell the truth. No one will hate you or blame you.

BASTARDS!

House of Representatives elephants just overwhelmingly…  231 elephants in favor versus 198 donkeys against… provided an early Christmas/Chanukah present to the NRA when they passed a measure to allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines.

Regardless of any state or municipal laws.

Like NYC’s very, very, very strict gun laws, where you get caught with an unlicensed gun you better get yourself a very expensive high powered and connected lawyer do (and that might not help) or you doing jail time. Like a year in jail time.

Six centrist Democrats broke rank to vote for the measure.

Remember these names when it comes time to vote in 2018 for the House seats… all 435 are up for grabs… Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Vicente Gonzalez and Henry Cuellar, both of Texas, Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Ron Kind of Wisconsin.

All cast “aye” votes to pass the gift measure to the NRA and their bullshit gun loving and gun manufacturing agenda.

Fourteen House Republicans went against the Paul Ryan led elephant mindset to vote no, but that was only because some of the fourteen didn’t think the bill was lenient enough in easing gun restrictions.

But others… particularly elephants Peter King and Dan Donavan of Staten Island/NY… thought the bill was dangerous and would “… put cops’ lives at risk. It will put civilian lives at risk…”

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. added, “You put New Yorkers at risk . . .. Who is going to pay the price for that? It’s not going to be the legislators in D.C. It’s going to be us, in the No. 1 terrorist target in the world.” He also predicted “chaos” if the bill gets through the Senate and lands on Trumpty Dumpty’s desk to be signed. Which would be a fait accompli by the feckless leader.

Simply put… the damn elephants… right before our very eyes… are putting the NRA, gun manufacturers and various gun organizations agendas before we the people’s lives being protected.

Next time there is mass murder by gun… remember what the damn elephants are trying to do about making it easier ot carry weapons around the country regardless of what your or your town, city or state requires or desires.

FYI... the following is a list of the top receivers of NRA money…

Senate… 1. John McCain (Ariz.) … $7,740,521; 2.Richard Burr (N.C.) … $6,986,620; 3. Roy Blunt (Mo.) … $4,551,146; 4. Thom Tillis (N.C.) … $4,418,012; 5. Cory Gardner (Co.) … $3,879,064; 6. Marco Rubio (Fla.) … $3,303,355; 7. Joni Ernst (Iowa) … $3,124,273; 8. Rob Portman (Ohio) … $3,061,941; 9. Todd Young (Ind.) … $2,896,732; 10. Bill Cassidy (La.) … $2,861,047

House… 1. French Hill (Ark.) … $1,089,477; 2. Ken Buck (Co.) … $800,544; 3. David Young (Iowa) … $707,662; 4. Mike Simpson (Idaho) … $385,731; 5. Greg Gianforte (Mont.) … $344,630;6. Don Young (Alaska) … $245,720; 7. Lloyd Smucker (Pa.) … $221,736; 8. Bruce Poliquin (Maine) … $201,398; 9. Pete Sessions (Tex.) … $158,111; 10. Barbara Comstock (Va.) … $137,232

These congresspeeps are all elephants.

After the deadliest mass murder in America, every one of these elephant SOBs or DOBs (daughter of bitches) had some variation of this to say…  “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by the senseless shooting in Las Vegas… ”

Hypo-fucking-crites!

Among the top 100 House recipients who get NRA dough rain o’er me moolah? 95 are Republican.

In the Senate, the top two Democrats… Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Patrick Leahy of Vermont who rank 52nd and 53rd… are behind every elephant but Dan Sullivan of Alaska.

Guess how that measure the House just passed is gonna fly through the Senate if the top donkeys don’t carry an all-out public relations campaign against it?

It won’t be in we the people’s favor.

Again… in 2018, all 435 members of the House of Representatives are up for election.

Remember these congresspeeps well, if you value your and your loved ones lives beyond 2018.

If the foo shits… the people wear it…

Fact… at least according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates it is a fact… the Senate Tax Reform Bill would increase the U.S. deficit by $1.4 trillion over the next decade… and… the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation  says that the measure will only boost economic growth by 0.8 percent over the next decade, leaving $1 billion in cuts unpaid.

Fact… the reigning congresspeep elephants say the growth generated from slashing corporate tax rates from 35% to 20% would make their tax cuts “revenue neutral.”

That flies in the face of the CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation.

So, where do the big bucks come from?

Florida Senator Marco Rubio… aka Little Marco…  says the elephant tax cut plan to aid corporations and the wealthy will necessitate snipping and slashing Social Security and Medicare to pay for it.

Recently, Rubio told reporters that in order to address the federal deficit… which he himself admits could grow exorbitantly high, and possibly by the CBO’s $1 trillion estimate… Congress will need to cut “entitlement programs” such as Social Security and Medicare.

Specifically, he said, “We have to generate economic growth which generates revenue, while reducing spending. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security (and Medicare) for the future…. (and) … “The driver of our debt is the structure of Social Security and Medicare for future beneficiaries.”

What kind of structural change is vague. But, it is generally accepted that he means changing the rate and age of Social Security and Medicare payouts.

Other key Republicans have hinted that after the tax bill passes they’ll take on welfare and entitlement programs.

Last Wednesday, House head honcho Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said that he wants Republicans to reduce spending on government programs and that the elephants will do it as soon as 2018. He said that to reduce the country’s deficit the elephant’s goal would be to cut spending on both federal health care and anti-poverty programs.

Specifically, he said, “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform (there’s that damn word again… “entitlement”) which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit… Frankly, it’s the health care entitlements that are the big drivers of our debt, so we spend more time on the health care entitlements …because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.”

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump.

Ryan said that he has been in Trumpty Dumpty’s ear and he thinks that the prez is coming around to his way of thinking…  the elephants need to pass laws that rein in Medicare and health care costs.

This coincides with Trumpty remarks last month when he said that welfare reform will, “take place right after taxes, very soon, very shortly after taxes.”

Now, if ya’ll remember Trumpty… as a candidate… said… hell he vowed as a candidate not to cut spending on Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. He actually tweeted in May 2015…  “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.”

Last Thursday, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said “liberal programs” for the poor were wasting Americans’ money.

Let’s stop the horse shit right here.

The elephants so-called tax reforms are nothing more than a corporate tax cut…

Just like back in the day when Ronnie Raygun did the same damn thing with his tax reform and then the fucktard started applying an income tax on social security among other things to help pay for it.

Yes, we spend a lot of money on Social Security and Medicare… a price tag that comes in at 38% of the federal budget… second only to military spending.  But, we should spend that money to help our poor and our aged and on health care for all… especially the workers that keep this country moving and going and hopefully growing.

What we need to do is stop spending money on war…

But, let’s call it by its rightful name. Let’s call it by its rightful name… The U.S. empire… who driving goal has always been the imperialistic control of the world. The military-Industrial complex, the intelligence apparatus, corporations, Wall Street banking cartel, the Republican and Democratic establishment politicians in Washington… the fucking .0001% of the 1%. The goddamn obscene and wealthy peeps that truly call the shots… are the puppet master s who control the marionettes that we call our politicians.

Ryan again… “What it is we really need to convert our health care system to a patient-centered system, so we have more choices and more competition. Choice and competition brings down prices and improves quality; government-run health care is the opposite of that. So I think these reforms that we’ve been talking about, that we’re still going to keep pushing, that will help not just make Medicaid less expensive … but it will help Medicare as well.”

He is lying. He is trying to apply pure capitalist tactics to a socialist program. It will not work that way.

America… whether by design or not … has evolved into a capitalist/socialist country. And it is becoming more and more socialist as capitalism begins to burn itself out.

And that is not just some pie in the sky socialist… or left winger… dream.

Back in August 2011, Nouriel Roubini, a mainstream economist, teaches at New York University, and is well known as one of the early predictors of the ’08 crash… and no Marxist by any way you slice and dice him in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, essentially said Karl Marx was right…  Capitalism is destroying itself in the way he outlined more than a century and a half ago.

Businesses are not doing anything. They’re not actually helping. All this risk made them more nervous.  There’s a value in waiting. They claim they’re doing cutbacks because there’s excess capacity and not adding workers because there’s not enough final demand, but there’s a paradox, a Catch-22. If you’re not hiring workers, there’s not enough labor income, enough consumer confidence, enough consumption, not enough final demand.  In the last two or three years, we’ve actually had a worsening because we’ve had a massive redistribution of income from labor to capital, from wages to profits, and the inequality of income has increased and the marginal propensity to spend of a household is greater than the marginal propensity of a firm because they have a greater propensity to save, that is firms compared to households.  So the redistribution of income and wealth makes the problem of inadequate aggregate demand even worse.

Karl Marx had it right. At some point, Capitalism can destroy itself. You cannot keep on shifting income from labor to Capital without having an excess capacity and a lack of aggregate demand. That’s what has happened.  We thought that markets worked.  They’re not working.  The individual can be rational. The firm, to survive and thrive, can push labor costs more and more down, but labor costs are someone else’s income and consumption.  That’s why it’s a self-destructive process.

And since 2011 nothing has really to change or to stem the tide of massive redistribution of income from labor to capital, from wages to profits, and the inequality of income increasing…

In fact, it has gotten worse and worse since Roubini made his statement to the Wall Street Journal…

And, now, under Trumpty Dumpty and the elephants… Ryan and McConnell… the senators, the congressmen… the puppet masters… aka the one tenth of the 1%…we are beginning to see how totally insensitive and cruel the system truly is… how deadly and insidious it really is… how it has been slowly eating away at itself… failing to understand and comprehend that it must change and evolve to survive.

How they now must once again take away from needed social programs to prop up their tax cuts to the wealthy and to continue promoting and expanding the war machine that creates their wealth.

How they need to take away from what they sneakily call entitlements but are anything but… we paid into those so-called entitlements. We paid all our working lives for our benefits and now it is time for our government to fulfill its promise and pay us the fuck back. We paid into Social security and Medicare and now they want to call it an entitlement that they need to cut to pay for their created deficit?

PLEASEEEEE…. 

They grow the country’s deficit with and unnecessary and unneeded, and very bullshit, tax cut for the obscenely rich and then set their sights on reducing that deficit through cuts to plans that benefit hard working Americans. And, they try to paint the pig by putting lipstick on it and calling it a tax cut that benefits everyone when it has been proven by independent and nonpartisan committees, organizations, bureaucracies and groups that it simply does not. Rather it expressly gives more money to the wealthy, the  corporations and big business. Just when you thought it could get no worse and they could get no more despicable or slimy … SURPRISE!

They simply will murder, starve to death and throw into the streets, children, poor people and old people to pay for the tax breaks to the those that already have control the wealth.

Exactly, how much money do they need?

In the spirit of the Season… Christmas and all that… good will and good tidings…

This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.

I present this from Charles Dickens… “A Christmas Carol” …
Two men well-dressed men are trying trying to collect Christmas donations from passersby to help the poor and the needy during the Christmas season…

They ask a donation from Ebeneezer Scrooge…
2nd Portly Gentleman: What may we put you down for, sir?
Scrooge: Nothing, sir.
1st Portly Gentleman: Ah, you wish to remain anonymous.
Scrooge: I wish to be left alone, sir! That is what I wish! I don’t make myself merry at Christmas and I cannot afford to make idle people merry. I have been forced to support the establishments I have mentioned through taxation and God knows they cost more than they’re worth. Those who are badly off must go there.
2nd Portly Gentleman: Many would rather die than go there.
Scrooge: If they’d rather die, then they had better do it and decrease the surplus population. Good night, gentlemen.
[walks away, then turns back]
Scrooge: Humbug!”

Here’s another clue for the jackasses…

How about raising taxes on the wealthy, or closing corporate loopholes? How about eliminating the estate taxes for the uber-rich? How about continuing imposing the Alternative Minimum Tax for corporations and the wealthy so they don’t continue to avoid paying taxes? How about paying social security taxes on all your income not just part of it?

There are plentiful ways to reduce and eventually resolve the deficit without touching any of the safety nets that have been established to protect we the people.

Remember to vote in 2018! Your life depends upon it!

Til It Happens To You…

This is my response to Donald Trump, Roy Moore,  and all them other famous and well positioned people who think they can “have their way” with women…

“Til It Happens To You”

You tell me it gets better, it gets better in time
You say I’ll pull myself together, pull it together
You’ll be fine
Tell me what the hell do you know
What do you know
Tell me how the hell could you know
How could you know

‘Til it happens to you, you don’t know
How it feels
How it feels
‘Til it happens to you, you won’t know
It won’t be real
No it won’t be real
Won’t know how it feels

You tell me hold your head up
Hold your head up and be strong
‘Cause when you fall, you gotta get up
You gotta get up and move on

Tell me, how the hell could you talk
How could you talk?
‘Cause until you walk where I walk
It’s just all talk

‘Til it happens to you, you don’t know
How it feels
How it feels
‘Til it happens to you, you won’t know
It won’t be real (how could you know?)
No it won’t be real (how could you know?)
Won’t know how I feel

‘Til your world burns and crashes
‘Til you’re at the end, the end of your rope
‘Til you’re standing in my shoes, I don’t wanna hear nothing from you
From you, from you, ’cause you don’t know

‘Til it happens to you, you don’t know
How I feel
How I feel
How I feel
‘Til it happens to you, you won’t know
It won’t be real (how could you know?)
No it won’t be real (how could you know?)
Won’t know how it feels

‘Til it happens to you, happens to you
Happens to you
Happens to you, happens to you
Happens to you (how could you know?)

‘Til it happens to you, you won’t know how I feel

(“Til It Happens to You” as written by Diane Warren Stefani Germanotta; Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)

Another thousand words…

 

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