Thursday, March 31, 2016


Donald Trump thinks women who have an abortion need to be punished in some way.  Even the anti-choice people critiqued him for this.  Though I think they really agreed with him.  There is video of him from the 90's saying he is pro-choice.

Donald Trump thinks the Geneva Accords are bad. They keep soldiers from really fighting.

Donald Trump says he is going to build a wall across our border with Mexico and he is going to make the people of Mexico pay for it.  Does any serious thoughtful person really think that is going to happen? Apparently Trump voters do but then again have you listened to them?

Donald Trump is upset because nearly naked pictures of his third wife are appearing in anti-Trump ads.  She posed for them, she got paid for posing for them and he married her after she posed for them. I do not understand why he is angry?

Donald Trump denies what he has said even after video is shown of him saying what he has just denied saying and yet he denies it and his supporters believe him even after they see the video or him saying it.

This week I was Twitter trolled by people mocking me for a tweet about Trump saying I did not think he would run.  They attacked me for not being up to date on my facts. - They did not notice that the Tweet was 15 months old.  And, when I informed them of this fact they said they knew it was 15 months old which made mocking me for not being current funny. I asked for further explanation but none of them responded.

There is video of a top Trump aide using physical violence against someone and the person is charged by the state.  Trump denies it happened.  Trump is shown the video and Trump denies what he has been shown.

Trump wants to make it easier to sue journalists for saying negative things about him.

Trump claims his military boarding school was better military training the joining the Army.

Trump whines and complains about the press, the Republican party, Hillary Clinton and so many others are so mean to him. Boo Hoo -  such a pussy Donald Trump is.

Donald Trump is going to be the GOP Nominee for President?

The good news is that between 50% - 60% of all GOP folks are voting against him.

This has been a rough week for Donald Trump  - Who is he going to attack to change the subject and will  the national media allow him to do it?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Hillary Goofed - Move on

A few days ago Hillary Clinton really stepped in when she praised Nancy Reagan for her AIDS efforts.  She was so wrong and so off the mark it was painful.

She apologized effectively; twice.

But that is not good enough for the perfect people out there.

She attempted to say something nice about a peer who had died.  She was trying be kind to one of the few people on the planet who understood what it was like to be First Lady.

She fucked up, she admitted her error and she corrected it.

Isn't that what leaders do?

Move on Hillary haters.  Your outrage is so transparent and so expected it is not interesting nor should it be taken seriously.

Donald Trump would have denied even saying it and when given video evidence that he said it he would still deny he said it.  And, his followers would believe him.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Presidential Campaign Review (And Trump)

This presidential campaign has been painful to watch.  Let's review the candidates.

Ben Carson was/is weird
Carly Fiorina was in over her head and a pathological liar
Lindsey Graham was Lindsey Graham
Little Ricky Santorum reminded everyone why they hated him
Mike Huckabee just seemed too desperate - I actually thought he was going to resort to self immolation to get attention
Jeb Bush seemed like he really didn't want to be there
Marco Rubio bless his heart has no idea about anything and thinks that if he is just a blank slate he can win
John Kasich pretends to be from the sensible center, he really is not but he will govern from the extremes
Ted Cruz believes that G-D has chosen him to lead this country and he actually believes in his talking points
Martin O'Malley (who was my first choice) just could not get any oxygen in the Sanders/Clinton world. He tried to run from the right of Sanders and from the left of Hillary - a place that does not exist
Bernie Sanders is a great guy - I don't think he is running on issues that can be achieved - I wish they could be but he is not in the real world
Hillary Clinton who has the best resume of all the candidates but people just can't warm to her

And, then there is Donald J Trump - the MSM darling (they continue to give him a free pass)
I initially thought with Trump in the race it would be hilarious, I thought he was going to be a few months of bluster and drama and he would announce his latest reality show.
But no; it is Trump who has made this race painful.
In his speeches he says nothing, he rambles from topic to odd topic and insult to insult.
He is thin skinned
He is self absorbed
He really believes in nothing other than Donald J Trump
His opinions on the great issues of the day are not based on research or taking the time to think about them He is all impulse and says what he thinks is going to get the best reaction.
He is for traditional marriage and yet he has been married three times
He is all about using the military at every instance but when this country called him to serve, which it did 5 times he applied for and received 5 deferments (rich kid)
He said he learned more about the military from attending a military styled boarding high school than men who actually served in the military.  Remember the 5 deferments
He claims to be self made but  his father was a millionaire and he took over the company
He says he is a great and successful businessman but the companies that are called Trump have filed for bankruptcy 4 times.
He talks about the working class in very racist terms
At what point in is climb to celebrity status has he ever tried to relate to working people?
How is going to make Mexico pay for that wall?  Go to war? (see 5 deferments)
He is fomenting violence by Islamic extremists
I am convinced that he won't release his tax information because we will find out he is not as rich as he tells us he is. Think about - he earned a large pay check from NBC and convinced them to pay his children as well.
He and his children needed that those paychecks
And, then there are his events.
They started out as raucous and he encouraged it and now they have become violent and he has clearly encouraged it.
Very soon a supporter will shoot off her gun at one of his events but that won't stop him.
A week later a white man will shoot and kill a person of color at a Trump event and then and only then will Trump's campaign come to an end

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Nancy Reagan

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan has died in California at the age of 94. She was both loved and despised during her time in the White House.

The role of First Lady is not mentioned in the Constitution so it is up to the women (and perhaps someday man) whose spouse was elected President to find her own way through his term.  First Lady is a position with great privileges and perks and it also is a position that satisfies few and comes with many sacrifices.

When the President is popular the First Lady is sometime heavily criticized by the people can't touch him. When the President is unpopular she is often used by the White House staff to improve the President's image.  She goes to places that are unworthy of the President's presences.  She is his surrogate at tedious local party fundraisers.  Her clothing, hair, shoes, personal spending habits are critiqued. She takes a trip overseas people bitch and if she does not travel people bitch.  She is expected to take up any number of causes and the moment she does she is hammered for the cause.

But, she is the second most powerful person in the world.  It is she who has the last word before the President goes to bed at night and the first word when the President wakes up.  She is the only person on the planet the President trusts completely.

Those of us on the left have been indignant and outraged by the treatment Roslyn, Hillary and Michelle have received by their husband's opponents.  And, for good reason.

How many of us had empathy for or spoke out against the absolutely vile things that were said about Nancy, Barbara or Laura? 

Nancy Reagan was a great First Lady because she fulfilled the undefined duties of her role with grace, with humor and with great diligence.  She stood with her man who just happened to be President of The United States as they both tried to do what they thought was right for the country. 

I disagreed with President Reagan on almost everything but I never lost respect for his office or his First Lady.

Nancy Reagan has served her nation well.  I hope we are all thanking her today.

The New York Times remembers Nancy Reagan here.