Friday, October 21, 2016

Dear Donald

I wanted to dash off a short note to you before I get back to my regularly scheduled programming.

You don't deserve our votes.  Not a single one.

In a 'normal' year, you would have only 10 votes and most would be from your family.

You are obnoxious.  Your actions and words are highly objectionable.  Your behavior is odious.

You are highly annoying with an objectionable word use problem - your use of malapropisms is simply ... wrong.  I cringe every time I hear you speak or read anything you have written.  Worse still, you don't even understand you are doing it.

You appear to be a bully, inconsiderate, and highly disrespectful.  You say things that are not only wrong but just ... wrong.  Making light of nuclear is something no political figure should do, no human should do.  Your speeches are popoloca and that is disturbing.  Your crass behavior and use of vulgar vocabulary may be typical for you, but it is not what we want from a president.

You should never have fallen into the trap of answering 'their' questions which, regardless of how you answer, you lose.   Hillary is a great example - she weasels out of everything by changing the subject or simply deflects to whatever subject she wants to drone on about - like Assange.  You bound straight in habnab. 

You don't deserve our votes, but you will get more than the media believe you will get on November 8.  My guess is you will still lose, as you deserve to do, but you will get a LOT of votes ... perhaps almost close to her popular vote ... which should tell her something!  I doubt she will even notice - she is a deeply disturbed human being with little remorse for her actions, or empathy for others.  Her sociopathic and dare I say, psychopathic behavior is very disturbing.  To have someone like this sitting in the Oval Office, even if they are napping all the time, is scary.

It is still possible to defeat the bitch, but it will take a miracle.  The National Enquirer story is pretty damning, but the major media will ignore it and will instead chase and hound you about an apology for having winked at some person 30 years ago.   They don't want to look into the allegations raised in the Enquirer, or the $2 billion foundation and what it doesn't do in Haiti or Columbia.  They don't want to demand an immediate retraction and return of funds from those countries who slaughter gays and subjugate women.  The media won't demand a denunciation from her for anything.  Her misprision will not even raise eyebrows, not yet at least.  Had her campaign made comments about Muslims rather than Catholics, the media and world would have jumped on them ... but it was just Catholics so no one cared.  

No, the miracle will have to be much bigger.  On the level of an appearance by the Holy Mother.

 Absent that, you are done, toast, baked, over cooked, ready for the trash ... and we must endure that bitch and her sleazy, abusive, misogynistic husband for 4 years.  I'm sure women will cheer, although if I were them I would be deeply shamed.  We will, most likely, not have to endure her for the full 4 years ... her health will not permit her that luxury and so we will get Kaine and his obnoxious.  In fact, the American people will be exposed to the obnoxious of Hillary for however many years and then Kaine for the remainder.

Then she will be some heroic figure when in truth, she should be relegated to the ash heap of history.  Sadly feminists and others who would rather deify her than help women and the poor, will not allow that to happen.

I am very sad Donald.  I am sad for my family and for millions of Americans who have to endure that woman.  She is not a supporter of anything except making money for her foundation.  She doesn't care about the United States. She never did.  She is in the truest sense - psychopathic.

I am deeply saddened by the fact you were nominated instead of almost any other human being - because anyone else would have been elected over her.  Even Democrats don't like her.  Bill doesn't even like her. Romney could have won.  McCain still could.  I even wonder about Palin.

I am very sad.  Sad for our future.  Sad.

داپلی دیستوربد ,

 (Still) An American

(and yes, I did use obnoxious correctly - look it up!)


Now,  if the NFL is down.  Let's see on November 19, noon, Rose Bowl.

Not all football ratings are in decline!

(Yahoo Sports)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Clinton Foundation and all its help!!

Formally known as the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the family’s nonprofit was formed in the early days of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. (Initially, it was going to pay for the president’s legal defense as well as fund good works in a post-presidency, modelled [sic] on Jimmy Carter’s sterling efforts.) Its staggering $2 billion haul, according to a Washington Post estimate, has come from American moguls, foreign governments, international capitalists and multinational organizations, including tentacles of the World Bank and United Nations.

Many of the Colombian “success stories” touted on the foundation’s website – the ones specific enough for us to track down – were critical about the foundation’s effect on their lives. Labor leaders and progressive activists say foundation programs caused environmental harm, displaced indigenous people, and that it concentrated a larger share of Colombia’s oil and natural gas reserves in the hands of Giustra, who was involved in a now bankrupt oil company that worked closely with the Clinton Foundation and which used the Colombian military a 1984-style surveillance program to smash a strike by its workers.

Senator Jorge Enrique Robledo, a thin gray-haired three-term senator who once taught architecture at Colombia’s National University, is a leading voice of Colombia’s Left. He supports gay rights in a traditionalist Catholic country and opposes privatization efforts of his nation’s ruling party.

When we met him in his wood-paneled office in Colombia’s Capitol building in May, his desk was stacked high with papers related to Pacific Rubiales’s labor practices, the result of years of investigative work by his staff. He did not see the Clinton Foundation and its partnership with Giustra’s Pacific Rubiales as either progressive or positive. “The territory where Pacific Rubiales operated,” he said, thumbing through pages of alleged human-rights violations, “was a type of concentration camp for workers.”

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Friday, October 14, 2016

What if Donald doesn't make it to November 8?

What if very powerful (but apparently not powerful enough to stop him from getting this far), men have decided that Donald Trump will not be the name on the ticket on November 8.  What if these men have found the dirt they will dump over the next few weeks that will force him to ... drop out ... for whatever reason he would like to choose ... and turn it over to Pence ? and maybe someone else? 

What if?  And what if those men hate Hillary almost as much, but are intent on stopping The Donald to save the Republic, in their minds.

What if.

Russian TV - War Footing

But I suppose Donald Trump is a bigger issue than war with Russia or deterioriating relations between the US and Russia.  Between Iran and US.  Between the US and ... practically everyone.

October 10, 2016 — 7:19 AM PDT Updated on October 11, 2016 — 8:15 AM PDT 

Russian state television is back on a war footing.

This time, the ramped-up rhetoric follows the collapse of cease-fire efforts in Syria. As the U.S. and Russia accused each other of sinking diplomacy, Moscow increased its military presence in the Mediterranean and Baltic regions, and suspended a nuclear non-proliferation treaty. A prime-time news program warned that the U.S. wants to provoke a conflict.

The sudden escalation puts the relationship back into the deep freeze it was in at the peak of the crisis over Ukraine in 2014, which also sparked a wave of hostility in state media. That anti-U.S. campaign ended as the Kremlin sought to ease Western punitive measures imposed over the Ukrainian crisis -- hopes that now seem to be in tatters.

“Offensive behavior toward Russia has a nuclear dimension,” Russian state TV presenter Dmitry Kiselyov said in his “Vesti Nedelyi” program on Sunday. “Moscow would react with nerves of iron to a Plan B,” he said, referring to any possible U.S. military strike in Syria.

The Kremlin’s control over Russian media has in part helped keep President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating above 80 percent during the country’s longest recession in two decades and portrayed military deployments in Crimea and Syria as victories against western encroachment.

Sanction Threat
The rise in tensions could lead to new sanctions against the Kremlin, which some members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party have sought to penalize over Syria. It risks blowing off course efforts to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, which provoked the worst standoff since the Cold War after Putin annexed Crimea and backed pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Following the collapse of months of diplomacy, Russia is pursuing an air campaign in Syria to bolster its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, against U.S.-backed rebels and establishing permanent bases there. The Obama administration suggested that Russian actions in Syria could amount to war crimes and blamed Russia for cyber attacks aimed at disrupting the U.S. election.

The result will be the “ossification of U.S.-Russian relations at an abysmally low level,” said Cliff Kupchan, chairman of the Eurasia Group, a New York-based risk consultancy. “Deep mistrust of Putin will now be structural and unanimous among U.S. policy makers.”

Hollande, Merkel
In a signal of the renewed rupture, Putin canceled a planned trip to France next week after his French counterpart Francois Hollande refused to appear alongside him at a ceremony to inaugurate a Russian religious center in Paris. Hollande said he was only willing to meet Putin to discuss Syria amid French calls for a halt to the bombing of the city of Aleppo, where a quarter of a million civilians are trapped. “It will be to Russia’s shame if there isn’t a stop to the killings in Aleppo,” Hollande said.

There is a possibility that Putin will meet the leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine in Berlin the same day as the planned French trip for “Normandy format” talks, Kremlin foreign-policy aide Yuri Ushakov suggested Monday in Istanbul. These talks are aimed at solving the military conflict in eastern Ukraine, where Russia supports separatists fighting the government.

Bombs, Missiles

Over the past week, Russia stepped up its confrontation with the U.S. over its bombing in Aleppo, where it says it is fighting terrorists. Russia on Oct. 8 vetoed a French-proposed United Nations Security Council resolution demanding an end to air attacks on the northern city.

Russia deployed the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria and reinforced its presence by sending three missile ships to the Mediterranean. It confirmed Western media reports it’s stationed Iskander missiles in the Kaliningrad exclave sandwiched between NATO members Poland and Lithuania. Poland’s defense minister said the action caused the “highest concern.”

“The world has got to a dangerous phase,” former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said in an interview with state news service RIA Novosti on Monday.

‘Dangerous Games’

Both the Iskander and the Kaliber missiles carried by these ships can be fitted with nuclear warheads, Kiselyov said in his program. The presenter is known for making provocative statements critical of the U.S. He bragged in 2014 that Russia is the only country capable of turning the U.S. to radioactive dust.

After a strike by the U.S.-led coalition on a Syrian army base last month that the Pentagon said was a mistake killed dozens of soldiers, Russia’s Defense Ministry said it won’t allow a repetition. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with state-run Channel One broadcast Sunday said Russian defenses can protect the Syrian army from any U.S. attack and warned the American military to desist from “dangerous games.”

Alexei Pushkov, a senator who headed the lower house of parliament’s foreign affairs committee until recently, in a Twitter post raised the specter of a confrontation like the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, which brought the U.S. and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.

Russia won’t back down, said Konstantin Kosachyov, head of the foreign affairs committee in the upper house of parliament. The risk of military clashes between the U.S.-led coalition and Russian military in Syria “is rising every day,” he said.

For Putin, the only strategy is to raise the bet, said Eurasia’s Kupchan. “He’s masterfully playing a weak hand to the detriment of U.S. security and economic interests,” he said.

(A previous version of this story was corrected to fix the Eurasia Group chairman’s first name.)

Nuclear War is Imminent (say the Russians)

Nuclear war 'IMMINENT' as Russia tells citizens to find out where the closest bunkers are

NUCLEAR war could be imminent as Russia told its citizens to urgently prepare for a devastating radioactive conflict as relations with the West stoop to their lowest since the Cold War.


A terrifying Russian television broadcast explicitly told civilians to find out where their nearest bomb shelter is and repeatedly asked viewers if they were ready for nuclear war.

One apocalyptic broadcast told viewers on Moscow's state-owned TV channel NTV: "If it should one day happen, every one of you should know where the nearest bomb shelter is. It’s best to find out now."


Friday, October 7, 2016

Hillary and Open Borders

It's all Palin's fault

Donald Trump says some dumb things.  He lacks a filter.  He lacks tact.  And he sometimes shifts blame to others, but one would tend not to assume a two-term president would be so juvenile -

According to Obama, Sarah Palin is responsible for everything, including Trump.

I see him, actually, as the start of the line - a man who had zero experience doing anything, and even the community organizing was ... very limited ... who had no experience foreign, no experience domestic, was a part time legislator in Illinois, had been there for a short time before he decided to run for US Senate with no experience, and then within months decided to run for president - with no experience doing anything other than smoking pot, writing for a Harvard Law Journal, and attending an extremist church ... no experience, but a lot of pride and ego ....

Hillary, the wife of a man who has molested more women than some men in prison for molestation.  A man who had sexual relations with THAT woman and many others, in the Oval Office - while HILLARY was nearby.  And she is a defender of women?  In what dimension.  She enabled, supported, defended, protected a serial womanizing dick.  That's what she has done.  Lied to congress, to the American people about everything from the mystery files showing up on a White House sofa to ... well, almost everything she has ever said contains part truth and part lie.

But it's all Sarah Palin's fault!

If that helps you sleep better.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Case Against Trump

It is unavoidable.  Dealing with the bombastic, tourrettes-afflicted Donald Trump.

He calls women names.  He comments on the breasts, their ass, how fat they are, or what they are good for.  He suggests their highest level of accomplishment could be satisfying a man, or would be under a man.  He has shown a sexist streak Texas-wide.  Some of this is unacceptable and he has demonstrated crude and insensitive comments regarding women. 

He cannot stop with the hair and hands - he waves those little hands around, and squints like he has an aversion to light.  Perhaps a condition of his night crawling.

He seems to have a strong reluctance to releasing tax information.  Candidates have for many many years released their tax records.  From the Democratic to the Republican and Green Party, candidates have always released their records, yet Trump won't.  Like Hillary said - why, what is he hiding??

He has commented on possibly using nuclear weapons, how he would react to various circumstances, and his feelings toward our allies.  He has a shoot from the hip mentality, saying whatever comes to mind, regardless of impact.  He would alienate world leaders and worse, would alienate Americans from the world by his actions.  He would make the world a less safe place.

He makes claims that at best are unjustified and indefensible, and more likely a set of bold-faced lies.  He does not seem to be able to distinguish between truth and fiction, and lives in a world dominated by the Trump brand.  He sees everything in light of the brand, not in terms of what is best for the United States.

His idea of studying the facts is going over rhetoric in his head.  He is one of the least prepared human beings who could ever possibly want to be in the White House.  His preparation for debates, depositions, and by extension meetings with world leaders would be at best, whatever comes to mind at that time.  He would have no patience and no tolerance for differences.

He is in one sentence: a bigot, liar, sexist, misogynistic ignorant blowhard.

The only person qualified and capable is Hillary Clinton.

But, you know what - in reflecting upon the attacks listed above, everything is personal.  Oh yes, it deals with women or debate preparation, but it is entirely an attack on him personally.

His comments about women are stupid and he should have shut his mouth, but if we could hear Bill Clinton talking to Jeffrey Epstein about women, we would hear far worse.  If we heard any two men who just saw an attractive woman or any woman walk by them, chances are they would say something.  The difference, those men are not running for president.  Yet they are all men and they all say things, some men just do it quieter.  He is rude.  True.

His taxes.  Whoa.  Well, according to PolitiFact , a non-partisan Pulitzer Prize Winning fact-checking site, the vast majority of candidates who have run for president or vice president in the last thirty-five years have indeed released their tax returns. Of the thirty-four candidates who ran during that time period, only seven—Jerry Brown, Pat Buchanan, Mike Huckabee, Steve Forbes, Rudy Giuliani, Richard Lugar, and Ralph Nader—have refused to release their tax returns altogether. Most released their records in the late spring. Even Romney’s dad, George Romney, released his tax returns when he ran against Richard Nixon in the Republican primary in 1968.
But Mitt Romney has never released his tax returns. Not during the US Senate race in 1994. Not during the Massachusetts governor race in 2002. And not during his last presidential bid in 2008. Ironically, during the 1994 Senate race, Romney challenged his opponent, Senator Edward Kennedy, to release his state and federal taxes to prove Kennedy had “nothing to hide.” Romney said he would release his own tax records after Kennedy released his, but Kennedy never did.

 I guess the Green Party, Ralph Nader never did, so we need to edit the statement above to refer to most Democrats and a majority of Republicans.  But you might say, what about his billion dollar write-off.  That's one of those things that takes too long to explain (and Hillary and Democrats know it) and makes easy fodder, while they all do it.

When you begin to make $100,000 plus a year, you will look for write-offs.  Deductions from education, business, travel ... even lotto tickets can be written off.  Loss from stocks - you buy a stock for $100 and sell it for $10, you can write off that $90 X however many stocks you bought/sold.  For most of us, those deductions run into the thousands.  For someone with over 100 million, the deductions are an entirely different story.  Certain free labor can be written off in taxes along with a host of other issues including Trumps business loss.  All legal.

What is illegal is someone releasing that information.  That is a federal crime.
What is illegal is someone purchasing that information.  That is a crime.
What is illegal is someone printing that information.  That is a crime.
The NY Times committed a crime and someone will lose their job or worse ... JUST to publish tax information to discredit Trump.  Tax loss write-offs that are not even illegal, but the NYT would like to affect the election in Hillary's favor. Did someone on Hillary's campaign pay someone to release the information to the NYT?  Serious crimes have been committed, and none by Trump.

That is the person and party you want in the White House, again - Bill's treatment of women is horrendous.  And Hillary defending and protecting him by attacking women who came forward ... is criminal.

Trump can be a jerk.  Hillary and Bill have demonstrated their true colors.

Will he alienate other leaders.  I'm sure he will.  But he didn't make his empire by not working with people.  He has better skills at getting work done than Hillary in all her 30 years.

So, sure.  There is a case against Trump.  It's been trumped up by Hillary.

Go figure.

To be updated as I have time.  Each of the claims, including serial liar, can be dealt with.  What is interesting is some columnists for major newspapers/magazines have at the bottom of any article about Trump their disclaimer that he is a misogynistic, serial liar ... and it's quite funny, sad really - he isn't - they are.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Goose and Gander

The Planned Parenthood on Sherman Way and Van Nuys boulevard have voter registration forms.

UCLA has voter registration, Cal State Northridge has voter registration.

Outside Whole Foods they had voter registration.

And voter registration in the theater showing Birth of a Nation.

BUT ....

Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:10am

A controversy is clucking in Pinellas County over chicken sandwiches, sweet tea and voter registration cards.

The Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County are crying foul over Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark's decision to hold voter registration drives at nine Chick-fil-A locations. Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits, supports conservative causes.

Susan McGrath, leader of the Stonewall Democrats and head of the Pinellas Democratic Party, said the decision to use Chick-fil-A would be similar to a Democratic supervisor of elections holding the event at Planned Parenthood.

McGrath said the group supports the effort to register more voters, But she called the move partisan to hold the event at Chick-fil-A and said it might be more transparent to hold the voter drives at the Republican Party headquarters.

"While some Democrats may occasionally dine at Chick-fil-A (and perhaps even members of the LGBT community), the coordination of Pinellas voter registration activities with this right-leaning business very clearly conveys that your office is targeting Republican-leaning voters," McGrath wrote to Clark.

Jason Latimer, Clark's spokesman, said the office will hold 350 voter drives this year. He declined to comment on McGrath's allegations, but he did say the restaurants draw lots of consumers.

Still, McGrath isn't satisfied. She noted Clark's objection last week to opening a satellite office for early voting in neighborhoods south of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. The areas are predominately African-American. The closest location to vote early is in downtown St. Petersburg. Two black pastors and Mayor Rick Kriseman also support opening the satellite office.

Make Mine Freedom - 1948

American Form of Government

Who's on First? Certainly isn't the Euro.