Well…another day, another 17 dead in another school shooting…I am damn tired of writing about this crap…but, one thing popped into my head today in the way that only my brain can do…you remember a while back I wrote about how the Russians funneled over 50 million dollars through surrogates to the NRA that they then used to support repub candidates across this country…including just about all of the repubs that were running…and this morning it dawned on me that it is all connected….that the Russians are making sure that our streets are flooded with guns as part of their attack on the US that has been going on since I was a kid…that the cyber attacks, the support of Nazi groups here, and making sure that the school killings continue is all part of Putin’s plan to disrupt our society and keep us busy while he continues, with repub help, to undermine domestic society. This includes installing the idiot trump who has done his job to destroy our influence in the world so Putin and his cronies can step into the void that this withdrawal has created. We need to look at this as part of a huge conspiracy that the repubs are complicit in by not doing their jobs….it is not a standalone discrete event, but just another facet of the Russian attack on the US that all of our IC says is ongoing but trump and the rest of the repubs are ignoring…and that is treason, plain and simple….
Well…god, how much longer do we have to listen to this two-bit liar every day? Just today, the idiot boy tried to take credit for GM closing down it’s Korean assembly plant, saying that they were closing it to move production back to the US…and trying to make it all about him in his deluded little mind…that all he had to do was be alive and every good thing that ever happens is due to him…one little problem…it’s another lie, lie, lie…..the only thing he got right was that yes, GM is closing it’s assembly plant in Korea, but it has not one damn thing to do with the idiot Donald…when asked, GM said it was a part of a restructuring of it’s Korean unit and no production from that plant is going to come back to the US….none…and yet, what is the media’s reaction to this blatant, deluded lie? Nothing but crickets and that is the problem, why aren’t they peppering Sarah the liar with questions at the WH daily briefing…or, why the hell are they even still going to it? The media gets nothing from it other than lies…they need to all walk out and just stop listening to the liars…geez….
Well…if you got through that last screed, I have a couple more things to talk about today and one of them revisits the rampant corruption of almost everyone who is in the trump “administration”…a few months back, I talked about the blatant theft of services by David Shulkin, the Secretary of Veterans affairs when he took his wife and 8 other people on a European trip to talk about “veterans affairs” that was little more than a 11 day vacation that cost we taxpayers over $122, 000 dollars…and finally, the VA inspector general investigated and found an improper use of taxpayers funds and ethics violations by Shulkin’s chief of staff when she lied to ethics lawyers and altered and e-mail to make it look like it was a business trip….geez…is their no one in this “administration” that is not a frickin grifter whose sole purpose is to steal for their own benefit? Okay, so this is not going to be two things, but just one since the next one really will stand on it’s own….
Well…as we all know, the idiot trump is the laziest person ever to sit in the WH and really doesn’t do anything that a normal president would do…this laziness is starting to endanger the country and congress needs to do something about it…okay, that’s not going to happen but that doesn’t mean we should resign ourselves to just accepting the damage as being normal. Just today, the head of the FBI revealed that trump has not once asked any of the intelligence services to look into Russia’s attack on our elections or to put plans in place to stop them from doing it…yeah, I’ll repeat that…one of the most dangerous threats to our country is not important to the idiot…and I’m sure you can figure out why….the Russians still have the compromising info they use to control the idiot and keeping that quiet is more important to trump than the future of this country….the frickin definition of treason and yet the rpub congress does nothing….and to put an exclamation point of how stupid and dangerous trump is, we just have to look at his behavior when dealing with the Russians on the middle east…idiot boy has had 8 conversations with Putin that no one, no media or any other people in his administration has been able to listen in to….and now, trump has said that Putin “speaks for him” about the Palestinian problem and has left it to Putin to find a solution….how would this have played in the repub congress if Obama had abdicated his responsibilities to be president since he was just too lazy to put in any effort? When, repubs? When are you going to put the country first? Yeah, I know, never….impeach…
Well…with all of the evidence that Russian media was part of the propaganda that lead to the installation of trump that is ruining this country, there are still many of these same outlets continuing to do damage by publishing slanted, lie filled news articles in support of trump. One of the worst is the Russian site RT, whose propaganda is constantly picked up and re-published by almost all of the right wing “news” sites. Just yesterday, RT published a story (that came up in my google newsstand feed) alleging that Obama had interfered in the investigation of Hillary’s e-mails, part of RT’s ongoing effort to undermine the Mueller investigation…and, none of it was true…Obama talked to the FBI, but it was to find out what they had on the Russian interference in our elections….not about e-mails or anything else. So, do not read anything that comes out of RT…everything they publish is what Putin wants people here to believe…and it is all lies….
Well….just got the coffee working and wanted to do a short one on an article that I just read on Huff post….the company Switch is putting in a new 1GW solar installation in Arizona that will produce electricity at 4.9 cents a kilowatt hour including the cost of the installation….if you’re not sure if this is good or not, you have to just look at the average cost of electricity from various other sources in Arizona…including coal and gas fired plants that cost consumers there almost 13 cents a KW hour. Now, the repubs and the idiot trump continually bleat that the “free market” is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened but don’t really mean it…doing everything in their power to continue to support the more expensive, dirty forms of energy since they get so much of their political funding from coal and oil companies…but, with people waking up to the cost saving that are available by using solar power, nothing they can do can stop companies from looking at the bottom line and saving their companies money by buying solar power. Coal is going to die no matter what idiot by does…he may be able to delay it some but it is inevitable….
Well….the repub party continues to sink to new lows after trying to defend the child molester Roy Moore in the Alabama senate election, and now that continues with the full throated defense of Rob Porter, a senior WH adviser who resigned yesterday after revelations of domestic abuse surfaced from both of his ex-wives. This is the party of family values, folks…the party that has beaten the dems over the head with their holier than thou attitudes for the past 30 years but now we see the reality…that they are perfectly fine with hiring abusers just as long as no one finds out about it…and even when it is found out, they continue to support these folks, with Orrin Hatch saying he would hire “as many Rob Porters as he could” and that he is a “fine man”…yeah, no, no man can be a “fine man” if he verbally and physically abuses his wife or significant other…and this is just not up for debate…any incidence of this and that disqualifies you period….and the sick thing is that trump and his cronies knew about Porter’s abuse of both of his exes before they hired him…with this latest expose of how the repubs really feel about women, they have no damn right to lecture anyone on “family values” or morality…they sacrificed that when they elected a serial sexual abuser to the WH and are perfectly fine with it…impeach….
Well…I have never done 7 of these in a day but the topics just keep inspiring me to comment, so here goes again. Not sure if you heard the new pronouncement from the EU that they will no longer do trade deals with any country that is not in the Paris Climate Accord…yep, the “great dealmaker” and well known idiot trump shot the US in the foot by his moronic withdrawal from the Paris accords…and now, the “great deals” he was going to make with them are gone…the possibility of any deals is gone, too…and that is just another instance where this in over their heads administration didn’t think at all about the consequences of their “America first” bullshit….and the effect of their stupidity and ignorance of how the world works has essentially given leadership on trade, that used to be ours, to China and the rest of the world. I applaud the EU for putting their money where their mouths are….never in my lifetime have I seen the US get out-maneuvered on every level from diplomacy, to trade, to innovation, and leadership in science than I have in the year that trump and his minions have been destroying this country…and it continues…what are you going to do about it, repubs? Again, nothing….impeach….
Well…as I said in the personal update this morning, I was going to have a few topics this morning but I don’t remember being this prolific in a single morning. But, there is one more thing that I wanted to talk about that gives all of us who want a functioning democracy a ray of hope….yesterday, two of the objective SC justices refused to take on a case on the egregious repub gerrymandering that has damaged our democracy and has helped them rig elections across the country. What some pundits that follow the court are speculating is that this means that the Wisconsin case that has already been argued has been decided and that it will strike down partisan gerrymandering once an for all across the country; so there is no need to take on any other cases that deal with it. If this is true, this will be the death knell of the repub party that is only in power thanks to this abuse of democracy…and it will ensure fairness and restore trust in the electoral process that has been destroyed by the repubs….I’ll have my fingers crossed….
Well….with all of the outrages that have come out of the idiot and his administration, the latest has got to be the most un-American thing I have ever heard. The five time deferred, draft dodger, cadet bone spur *president wants to spend 30 million dollars of our money to have the military suck up to him by having a parade of military hardware through DC just so he can look *presidential….and show the world that he just like the rest of the tin pot dictators that he seems to love….never in the history of the country has there been such an insecure idiot sitting in the WH who needs his ego stroked everyday and then throws a hissy fit when it doesn’t happen to his liking…just like his complaint that it was “treasonous” that the dems didn’t applaud his bullshit at the state of the union. When, repubs? When are you going to think of this country just frickin once and put an end to this insanity? Never…it appears….impeach….