Can We Just Call It What It Is?

Here lately I’ve been hearing the word “misinformation” a lot. You know, referring to the kind of crap Faux News and Republicans are always foisting upon society. The hell with calling it “misinformation.” Let’s call it what it is.

Low down, dirty, conniving, malicious, unadulterated, LIES!

Alternative facts? LIES!

Spin? Spin isn’t quite a lie usually, but it’s always faulty logic. There will almost always be a false equivalency, or a slippery slope, or a half truth, omitting what they don’t want you to hear. Which in that case, is another LIE!

I’m sick and damn tired of dancing around the fact that the loony infested, right wing, nutcase brigade, is flat out lying about damn near everything, and no one mainstream, is calling it out. It gets called “misinformation” instead.

No, it’s LIES all the way down. The longer they get away with it, the deeper the pile of BS that gets dumped, daily, on the boob toob for all of the logic challenged, red hat wearing, dimmer than the lowest wattage bulb in the variety pack, freaking morons, who will soon be believing the lies they hear as fact. And repeating it as fact. When it’s all a bunch of damn LIES!

There is no nice way to say it. They have made a cash cow out of lying to morons. It’s a big industry now don’t cha know? Lying to people has become as valuable as Wall Street. Look at all of the companies, Fox, Onan, Newsmax, the right wing radio froot loop network, an orange idiot recent president, Facebook, numerous right wing internet sites, probably more crap out there than I am even aware of, all based on, the for profit proliferation of the LIE.

…and no one seems interested in calling it that?

I have mentioned to a few R types, that the former orange idiot president, was a damn liar of enormous magnitude. You know what the first thing that comes out of their mouths is? “Well they all do it!” “All politicians are liars!”

As if, that makes it ok? That little bit of idiocy makes it ok for them all to lie? That means we can ignore all the lies they have told, and all of the BS they have foisted upon society? Really?

For that matter, I am a damn liar too. Yes I have told lies. So have you. Some situations might call for a bit of truth stretching, or more adequetely a lie. “Do I look fat in this dress? Anyone ever been asked that? You might be better off telling a little white lie, than being completely honest in some situations. We have all done that, we have all been there, when the little white lie is a better option than the truth. But…

We aren’t making up crazy ass, nut job, conspiracies from whole cloth though. And then pawning it off on national television, or the internet, or the radio, as a matter of known fact. No. That is something else entirely.

It is high time to make this commercial lie institution responsible for their actions. The sort of lies that instigate insurrections, and make people of different opinion, or color, race, creed, or nationality, hate each other, these lies should be made to pay. There should be restitution for any victims who are a result of the lie. The lie for profit companies should pay the government huge fines, for politcizing and profiting from lie after lie after lie.

Free speech is one thing. But I’m going to say it here and now, lying for profit and politics needs to be shot in the foot. The lie that gets ’round the world before the truth can put its shoes on, needs a good dose of expensive reality. These lies need to be made to pay for their actions.

Make them pay, till they can only afford to speak the truth.

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Our new president wasn’t even inaugurated yet, and the R party was winnowing about their desire, that the D’s should just ignore the last four years, as if it had been full of bunny rabbits, rainbows, and butterflies. As if it wasn’t dominated by a wanna be dictator, fully endorsed by the R House and Senate. The entire four years was one ignominious fiasco after another. Ignoring the constitution, defying court ordered decrees and subpoenas, the silencing of accomplices either through firing them or pardoning them, perfect phone calls one of which resulted in the first impeachment. Let’s not forget kids in cages. Parents deported. Environmental standards tossed by the wayside. Hundreds of thousands dead by incompetence. I could go on and on, but I don’t have the time. Just a never ending shit show by a shit for brains orange idiot, and as I said, whose actions were fully endorsed by the R party.

Nastiness and lies the new rule of the day. Conspiracy theories touted as fact. Acted upon even, as if factual. At the very least, uncontested by any R in office, save for one or two quiet, near meaningless objections by a couple of R’s searching for their long lost, barely recognizable, concsciences.

Oh! I almost forgot the mob invited to DC. Thoroughly agitated, pointed in the right direction, and let loose to do the will of a pathetic orange bastard incapable of admitting he lost fair and square. That mob assaulted an in session Senate, resulting in the deaths of a handful of good people. This act initiated a historical second impeachment of a sitting president. And now, we are all supposed to just play nice?

No! We the people, as well as our elected D’s in office, had better not forget the hell we just went through. The precedents unheard of, now apparently normal policy. Norms shattered into oblivion. The worst possible anyone could imagine a president capable of, exceeded daily. This, was the abysmal presidency we just survived, and just barely at that! We weren’t all that far from losing our Democracy. No we will not forget! We will not pretend it didn’t happen. We will not. We had better not.

I do not disagree with trying to get along, but no way, no how, should the D party bend over backwards to appease the party responsible for the last four years. In fact as far as I’m concerned each and every R that participated in the lie that brought about the attack on the Capitol should be dismissed from office and never allowed to hold office again. I believe this fate should suit the orange one as well. An orange jumpsuit would suit the orange idiot even better.

Can’t we all just get along? Hell no! Not until at least one redeemable act is followed through with by the R party. Just one you say? Snowballs chance in hell of that happening, I say. Irredeemable, incorrigible, unfit for office, they should all be tarred, feathered and run of town! If there was an ounce of shame or honor among them, any and all of them, who enabled the orange one the entire way, because of lack-of-backbone-itis, they’d have resigned by now. Have you seen any resignations from the House or the Senate?

Me either.

Can’t we all just get along? No. And Fuck You for even suggesting it.

If… the Senate, manages to find their long lost spines, and is able to convict our orange idiot on this most recent impeachment, I might be inclined to rethink my postion. But, I know the leopard does not so easily change it’s spots. I rest assured they are incapable of doing the right thing. I sincerely hope the R party goes down in flames, as a result of their own insidious inactions.

They had best, as far as I’m concerned, find within themselves something, hell anything, that could be construed as an action showing themselves considerate, of any desire to get along.

Yet, they have the unmitigated gall to just ask for it freely, as if they were so worthy. My disgust, my outrage, at the abhorrent actions of the R party this last four years, runneth deep. I will not play nice so easily.

Change my mind Republicans. I do not believe you are capable.

Is It Really Over?

Is the orange idiot done? Can we take a breath now? Can some sense of normalcy replace the unending scandal and controversy we have come to expect from the orange idiot criminal in chief?

Please Jeebus let this be a history lesson for the future and no longer a nightmare for the now!

Cue the right wing mob of liars and manipulators of truth! The right wing nut machine for… well, nuts! We will all soon be commies! Socialism! X-ian baby BBQ’s in basements across America!* Biden is a Lizard People overlord! Martial Law any day now! They are coming for your guns! They are taking away “our” country! True patriot Billy Bobs, and other fuckers of their sisters unite!

You didn’t think all that was going to magically disappear did you? We may be down one orange idiot, but the mob of morons is still out there, sopping up every little lie, with that last little bit of biscuit, cleaning up the last smidge the damn lie gravy in the plate. Mmm good! They love that stuff!

I’ll sleep better when that nonsense is regulated back to the National Enquirer, instead of mainstream news for dumbasses. Let’s not forget that they vote. Every single election from here, through the foreseeable future, is a fight for truth, and integrity. Every single election is a fight against what we just endured as a country. Every single election is a must vote scenario. We cannot rest because this battle, appears to be won. The misinformation war rages on. There is no room for complacency! The lies, the spin, the bullshit, will not rest. Nor can we.

Jeff, if you have recipes to share, please do 🙂

A Few Thoughts

Well, happy impeachement month everyone! I can’t think of an orange asshole who deserved it more.

I have to wonder though, after seeing much of the R spectacle in the House, just where we are as a country divided? Even after an all out assault on the Capitol by right wing trumpanzee nutjobs, many of the R representatives are still in full blown deny/obfuscate/distract/misrepresent/falsely equivocate/play the victim/scream radical left!/projection!/stop the steal!/oh my the slippery slope!/ mode. Every time I see screaming R’s who are just screaming to make noise, and not attempt to reconcile anything, I personally get another step away from these idiotic ideologies. We are more then D’s and R’s in this country, we have to be. I subscribe to neither party really, I consider myself an independent.* With that thought, I think no one should wholly subscribe to either tribe, but judge each on their merits and their deeds. If we all would do that, there would be no more political extremism. If we judged on merit and deeds, instead of merely identifying as a R or a D, just cuz yer daddy was one, and yer grandaddy was one, and we listened to both sides, as well as researched what we are hearing, to dig up the facts, we would be a people who no longer vote trumpanzee types to our governmental positions. Because something like that, is what has put us in the fix we are in now. At least as far as our elected representatives.

Alternative facts… This is the sort of horse shit that helps fuel an insurrection. Conspiracy theories spouted as fact. Right wing ideologies spouted as the only way to beat them damn libtards! Right wing propaganda outlets posing as news (Faux News, Newsmax, Talk Radio asshats, as well as social media shit warehouses, you know who they are) constantly pouring fuel on the fire. Why would we be a country so divided? Gee I wonder. I get the whole free speech thing, but a media that leads it’s cultish followers down the lane of “we hate everything they tell us to!” really needs a good looking at. Your right to free speech ends the minute your speech incites hate at any level, or at least it should, IMO. Just like your right to see well on the highway should end when your headlights are so bright they blind everyone you meet. There has to be a point somewhere, a line in the fucking sand, where things that are said and done, do not infringe on our basic wish to exist, unassaulted, by a reckless indifference, to our desire to live a life free of such infringements.

How the hell do we get there? I don’t know. How do we educate 70 million dumbasses who think our government of the last four years has been just fine and dandy? How do we root out and destroy centuries of steeping racism amongst us? How do we convince people who have been brainwashed by alternative fact tactics that they have been lied to? How do we tell them to hold on a minute, and do not just listen to one side of the story, for the truth does often lie in between? How do you take the flour from the cake after it has been baked in? Again, I don’t know.

Another aspect of alternative fact tactics is this, many of the people who exist within its clutches, love subscribing to that crap! They absolutely love what they are hearing! They love being pissed off at unknown faceless libtards that don’t even exist. They don’t need to know who they are, they are fine hating the assumption that they exist. They WANT to be fucking lied to, and manipulated. How do you fix that? Fuck if I know.

All I truly know is I want a better country, a better world, for my kids and grankids, than this. The only way I can think of, that might help us climb out of the hole we are in, is to teach your children well. Teach them to think for themselves. They need to be wiser that the generations among us. This hole we are in will take a great deal of time to climb out of, the future generations are our only hope I think. Our cake in the here and now, has been baked. We can change, if we are of a mind to. But it will take time.

The thing that truly stands in the way though, too many neither know nor care, that they are the predictable result of right wing propaganda, masquerading as legitmate news, as well as social media outlets, manipulated by influences both foreign and domestic.

Y’all stay safe out there.

*While I subscribe to neither party D or R, I will never, as long as I live, vote R again. Not after what has happened during the last few years they have had control. NEVER. Unless by some fate of circumstance, that the current ideologies of both parties, do a complete 180. I am comfortable believing it won’t happen in my lifetime.

Please Tell Me I’m Wrong…

Our recently, legally, and effectively defeated, orange idiot, fired the defense secretary yesterday. From what I’m hearing he has installed several loyalists (a dozen or so) within the Pentagon over the last 24 hours.

Is this sorry sack of shit about to attempt a military coup? Is he about to declare we are no longer a democracy? Like the title says…

Please tell me I’m wrong.

If it comes to that, there will be a rebellion at some level. Either the military will rebell by not going through with it. Or the people will rebell if and when they do.

I really, hope I’m wrong. I don’t mind being wrong.

Best I can hope for right now, is that his boot licking comrades are being installed to pilfer military secrets, or just to sow chaos. Neither of those scenarios are good either.

Let me just be wrong… But something is afoot. We just don’t know what yet. Why make these moves now? What good explanation is there for these actions? The hell of it is, we really just don’t know what that asshole is capable of. He has 70 more days to make his move if he is going to. As it stands right now he is no longer president come Jan. 20. Unless of course he is a dictator by then…

I’ll also mention the actions of the R party right now are questionable too. It would be more reassuring if at least a few of them would stand up and show some backbone. But hell will likely freeze over before that happens. It sure looks to me like they would back any move our orange idiot might make. After all they would be in power, we have seen they will go to any length to stay in power.

Again, I hope I’m wrong. But would it surprise me if that is what he tries to pull? No, no it would not. Just so ya know, I’m no tin foil hatter, it’s just what I see, concerns me. Maybe I’m jumping to conclusions. Maybe it isn’t as nefarious as it looks. Maybe I’m just wrong. I’m ok with that.

Let me be wrong. Because if I’m right, the revolution will have come to me. I won’t need them to call.

Disgusted

I haven’t posted in a while. Been living under my rock where it’s peaceful and quiet. I venture out on your blogs when I have time and drop a comment, or leave a like. Thing is with the never ending shit show that is our government today, well it’s wearing on me. I want so bad to do the Homer Simpson Bart Strangle on Donald tRump I cant stand it.

Image result for homer simpson choking bart

I watch the news for 5 minutes and get pissed enough to look for something, ANYTHING, besides the Shit Show.

And just in from the Shit Show, tRump authorized his lap dog Barr, to investigate the investigation. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems like the guy who has been screaming witch hunt for the last 2 years, is now going on… a Witch Hunt!

I sometimes feel like we’d be better off if an asteroid blasted us all into oblivion.

We have some D’s who can’t seem to decide if impeachment is what needs doing, we have others darn well intent on doing just that. But it seems like they want to uncover as much info as possible first, and I don’t disagree with that. Fact of the matter right now we only have one, count em one R, right now who would vote towards impeachment, even if our asshat in chief did shoot someone on Main Street. It’s rather amazing really that one R out of dozens in the House/Senate has the balls to say what everyone else can certainly see for themselves.

So it would be futile right now to impeach. We need more info, and the WH is doing everything in its power to stonewall everything they can. The courts so far have done the right thing and ordered a lot of stuff to be handed over. But as expected they have/will appeal. And it drags on…

Then we have several states now passing or attempting to pass anti abortion laws that will set us back into the stone age as far as womens rights goes. Just disgusting.

Yep, this looks better every day…

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Hope all is well in your parts of the world, and I’ll try to get a Picture Day thingy going, I believe I have enough stuff for one. Till then y’all keep on keeping on, and just maybe we will get through all of this. Notwithstanding any wayward asteroids.

 

 

Off With Their Heads!

Well, this is still a democracy, maybe no longer a respectable democracy, but nonetheless I guess we can’t be lopping off the heads of government officials. Maybe a public flogging? No? How about dragging the four Musketeers straight off to jail for obstruction?

For anyone who has been paying attention, you are aware that yesterday four of our esteemed upper echelon members of government were moderately grilled for answers about our Presidents meddling in the Russia investigation in front of the Senate. All four refused to answer questions for what amounts to personal reasons. They had no legal requirement to not answer the questions. They had no one holding guns to their heads demanding they do not answer the questions. They simply refused because they didn’t feel like it was ok to answer these questions in a public format, and they were towing the party line instead of respecting their oath of office.

They are all guilty of the same charge that our Orange Pumpkinhead President is guilty of. Obstruction. They should each and every one be dismissed from their positions. Stripped of any pensions or other notable perks, and be put in jail. At least that is how I feel about it.

When this enormous shit storm finally subsides, I honestly hope that the Republican party is destroyed beyond repair. This last year has shown that there is no such thing as a Republican with honesty and integrity as virtues. I am absolutely disgusted with my country. Disgusted with our President. Disgusted for being dragged through the cesspool along with everyone else due to the actions of our government officials.

National Security Agency Director, Michael Rogers.

Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats.

Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein.

FBI Director, Andrew McCabe.

Remember those names. Remember how they responded in front of a Senate inquiry. Remember what they and our President have done to our country. Remember when it comes time to vote.

Oh, Comey is set to testify today! Popcorn, and plenty of snacks & drinks at my place!

Irony

 

So apparently Trump believes Comey is a nutjob.

I don’t know what Comey is exactly, besides a mendacious meddler favoring a Republican outcome in our presidential election, but it is in my opinion painfully clear who the nutjob is.

It isn’t Comey.

And nevermind the fact that our idiot in chief pretty much admitted he fired Comey because of the FBI’s investigation into Trump. Clearly a case of flagrant obstruction by a petulant, privileged, jackass who thinks he is beyond the law.

While I do believe this could be the beginning of the end for our joke of a president, the joke will be on us, as Pence, the idiot lying YEC, is next in line.

Thank you, I just had to get that out of my head as it was bouncing around in there like a ricochet and would not leave me alone. I feel a bit better now…  🙂

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/report-trump-says-firing-nut-job-comey-took-off-pressure/2017/05/20/ba35568a-3d2c-11e7-a59b-26e0451a96fd_story.html?utm_term=.f047cbc70b41

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/trump-russians-nut-job-comey/

 

Insanity

There are likely more fires like this that need putting out all over the internet, than any rational mind could keep up with. I stumbled across this WP post a few minutes ago, a ludicrous right wing rant, oblivious of reality, soaked in racism, wrapped up in hate, and in complete denial of anything resembling the facts as we understand them.

Go, but at your own risk. I hate even suggesting anyone visit this…

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/45873025/posts/6261

I commented, doubt it will stay up long. So I copied it.

“Nice rant. Too bad the disconnect from reality is glaringly obvious. Try to be more subtle in your insanity if you want anyone to take it seriously.

This is what happens to people who only get their news/opinions from Rush Limbaugh and Faux News. People are entitled to their opinions, but facts are facts no matter what you believe, or refuse to accept.”

Investigation? What Investigation?

As the world knows by now the U.S. blew up an airport in Syria last night. With Assads willingness to use chemical weapons on civilians I can’t say I don’t believe they had it coming. But in no way does that help with my view of Trump. He is still the lying, deceiving sack of shit he was two days ago.

This attack achieved several things. First it scratched Trumps itchy trigger finger. Second it sent a message to Syria and perhaps a few other countries. (That we have an insane moron at the helm and are now about as predictible as N. Korea) And third it sure took the conversation away from the investigation into the Russian Connection. Remember that?

The Russians had a one hour warning the attack was coming, so they had plenty of time to get the hell out. I’m sure they told their Syrian buddies too. So we blew up an airport. Predictably, Putin condems the attack as an agressive act, and a threat to our relations. He has to play the game. They all play the game. You may recall a little place called Ukraine? Hypocricy knows no bounds in politics. Or religion now that I think about it.

I just had to vent for a minute. I feel a little better now.